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The Paradox of Progress Part 1

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August 22, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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The Paradox of Progress Part 1

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  • - One thing you need
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  • to know is that a lot
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  • of the changes
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  • that will happen in your life
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  • that are the most important
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  • are the ones
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  • that you won't get
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  • any compliments about.
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  • Some of the changes
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  • God wants to make in your life
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  • will not be the ones
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  • that people will tell you
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  • good job about.
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  • And the temptation is for us
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  • to make progress
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  • in the areas that get noticed.
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  • What you really gotta figure
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  • out is engagement,
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  • how deep is the connection.
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  • And people celebrate
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  • all the wrong stuff.
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  • Let's appreciate
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  • what's truly important,
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  • - My scripture
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  • for this worship encounter
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  • with God is from Philippians 3.
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  • That's the text I believe
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  • God wants to speak
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  • to us through today.
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  • And if you wanna join me
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  • there and just follow along.
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  • I usually preach from
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  • the New International Version,
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  • the one that says NIV
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  • if you're pulling it up
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  • on a Bible app or something.
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  • And you can pull it up with me
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  • or it'll just be right
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  • on the screens.
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  • And I like to read
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  • you Verses 7-16
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  • to get a full context
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  • of what Paul is saying
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  • in this passage.
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  • He said, "But whatever
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  • were gains to me I now consider
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  • loss for the sake of Christ.
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  • What is more,
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  • I consider everything a loss
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  • because of the surpassing
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  • worth of knowing
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  • Christ Jesus my Lord,
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  • for whose sake
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  • I have lost all things.
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  • I consider them garbage,
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  • that I may gain Christ
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  • and be found in Him,
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  • not having a righteousness
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  • of my own that comes
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  • from the law,
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  • but that which
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  • is through faith in Christ,
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  • the righteousness
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  • that comes from God
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  • on the basis of faith.
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  • I want to know Christ.
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  • Yes, to know the power
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  • of His resurrection
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  • and participation
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  • in his sufferings,
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  • becoming like Him in His death,
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  • and so, somehow,
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  • attaining to the resurrection
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  • from the dead.
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  • Not that I have already
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  • obtained all this,
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  • or have already arrived
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  • at my goal,
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  • but I press on to take hold
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  • of that for which Christ Jesus
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  • took hold of me.
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  • Brothers and sisters,
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  • I do not consider myself
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  • yet to have taken hold of it.
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  • But one thing I do..."
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  • I've gotta focus on this.
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  • I've gotta shut
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  • some other things out
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  • and make sure
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  • that I'm going after
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  • the right goal.
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  • So what I have to do is,
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  • "Forget what is behind
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  • and I'm straining toward
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  • what is ahead."
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  • I press on through dangers.
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  • I press on through difficulties.
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  • I press on through
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  • low emotional states.
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  • I press on through
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  • migraine headaches.
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  • I press on through
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  • dysfunctional tendencies
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  • within myself.
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  • "I press on toward the goal
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  • to win the prize for which God
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  • has called me heavenward
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  • in Christ Jesus.
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  • All of us, then,
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  • who are mature should take
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  • such a view of things.
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  • And if on some point
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  • you think differently,
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  • that too God
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  • will make clear to you."
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  • Paul's like,
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  • "If you don't agree with me,
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  • God will straighten you out."
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  • And then Verse 16
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  • says something surprising,
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  • "Only let us live up
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  • to what we have
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  • already attained."
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  • So the title
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  • I wanna give this message is,
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  • "The Paradox of Progress".
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  • "The Paradox of Progress".
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  • And you may be seated.
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  • I gotta do something
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  • before we go forward
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  • as to get you excited
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  • about the word paradox
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  • because the essence
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  • of the Gospel is paradox.
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  • The essence of God
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  • is paradox.
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  • And yet it's one of those words
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  • like kind of where you kind
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  • of know what it means.
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  • Okay, so Abby comes up to me
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  • while I'm studying
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  • for this sermon and it was just
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  • the perfect illustration.
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  • She's like, "Can I work
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  • alongside you?"
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  • And she had some typing class
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  • that she's taking for school
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  • and she needed to work
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  • on her typing drills.
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  • So they were giving her
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  • words to type.
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  • And she kept interrupting me,
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  • which I don't mind at all
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  • because we're in that stage
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  • of bonding where she's never
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  • an interruption to me.
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  • She's usually
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  • not an interruption to me.
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  • She's rarely --
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  • I'm trying to work
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  • on my accuracy up here
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  • in front of you.
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  • She's rarely
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  • an interruption to me.
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  • We just really,
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  • really are harmonized
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  • right now and I know
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  • it might not be like
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  • that forever so I'm like,
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  • "Yeah, sure, come on.
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  • Work with me, interrupt me.
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  • It's all good."
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  • And but it was fun
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  • 'cause I'm a word guy.
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  • And so when she was stopping
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  • to ask me
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  • and she's in second grade
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  • so I can still handle
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  • her homework.
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  • I only have
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  • like one more year
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  • of being smarter than her.
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  • So she's like,
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  • "What does..."
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  • And she started asking me
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  • what certain words meant.
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  • She's like,
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  • "What does conditioning mean?"
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  • And it was funny 'cause
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  • I know exactly what it means,
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  • but sometimes it's hard
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  • to explain it
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  • even though you know it.
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  • Let me ask you.
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  • What does conditioning mean?
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  • So you're like, "It's like
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  • what you get used to."
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  • That's what I said.
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  • I don't know if that helped her
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  • understand it or not.
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  • She goes back to typing.
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  • And then she asked me
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  • another one.
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  • What was it?
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  • Hold on, I wrote it down
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  • 'cause it was real funny
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  • the ones she said
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  • because they were words
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  • I knew --
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  • Oh, she said
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  • what does reproduce mean?
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  • I was like, "You know,
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  • you make more of something
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  • from yourself."
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  • And then I shut it down
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  • because I didn't want her
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  • to really start asking
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  • about reproduction
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  • in the technical sense.
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  • This is my favorite one.
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  • "What does typewriter mean?"
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  • And I felt old, you know.
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  • I'm like, "You really
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  • don't know?"
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  • And so I told her about
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  • the typewriter
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  • and the Brother Word Processor
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  • and dinosaurs and other things.
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  • She seriously didn't know.
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  • "What does typewriter mean?"
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  • And then I was like
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  • this is getting good
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  • and I need to record this
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  • in case it's like
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  • a sermon illustration.
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  • So I pulled out the phone
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  • and snuck this little video.
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  • - Spell it again.
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  • - D-e-f-i-l-e-m-t-m-e-n-t;
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  • - Spell it one more time.
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  • - D-e-f-i-l-e --
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  • wait d-e-f-i-l-e-m-e-n-t;
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  • - Defilement.
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  • It's like when you take
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  • something that is clean
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  • and make it dirty
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  • or you take something
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  • that is good and make it bad
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  • or something like that.
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  • Like in the Bible,
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  • they put --
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  • Okay, like in the Bible,
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  • if the unclean touched
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  • the clean, it would defile --
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  • it would defile
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  • the clean, you know.
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  • Hey, you know
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  • what I'm saying?
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  • - Uh, sort of, yeah.
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  • - Does that make sense?
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  • - Sort of.
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  • - Sort of.
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  • - Sort of.
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  • I don't know
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  • if you could hear her.
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  • I said, "Does that make sense?"
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  • 'Cause I knew I really --
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  • I knew what it meant,
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  • but I knew I really wasn't
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  • breaking it down
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  • where she needed it
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  • and so she said, "Sort of."
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  • I don't wanna hurt
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  • your feelings,
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  • not really, just sort of.
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  • People were asking me
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  • about the title
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  • of this worship project.
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  • We call it "Paradoxology".
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  • And, of course, growing up
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  • in the Methodist Church,
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  • we sang the Doxology.
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  • [singing]
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  • Praise God from Whom
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  • all blessings flow.
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  • Praise Him all creatures
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  • here below.
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  • And that's where
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  • we got the title
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  • "Hallelujah, Here Below".
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  • Praise Him
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  • all creatures here below.
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  • Like down here on earth,
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  • not just in heaven.
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  • We need to praise Him
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  • even in broken situations.
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  • We need to praise Him
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  • even with uncertain faith.
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  • We need to praise Him
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  • even in challenging times.
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  • And so the Doxology is called;
  • 00:07:28.240 --> 00:07:31.240
  • the 'doxa' means glory,
  • 00:07:31.240 --> 00:07:33.220
  • 'logia' is expression
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  • oral or written.
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  • So it's an expression of glory,
  • 00:07:36.190 --> 00:07:38.050
  • giving praise to God.
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  • Praise God all creatures
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  • here below.
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  • Just like the host of heaven
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  • praise Him,
  • 00:07:42.120 --> 00:07:43.050
  • you can praise Him better.
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  • Because they've always
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  • been perfect,
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  • but you haven't always been
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  • and you're still not.
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  • And the paradox
  • 00:07:51.260 --> 00:07:53.100
  • is that a perfect God
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  • desires imperfect praise
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  • from funky, messy,
  • 00:07:57.130 --> 00:07:59.070
  • petty people like you.
  • 00:07:59.260 --> 00:08:02.280
  • So I called it "Paradoxology".
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  • You know, just the fact
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  • that we can praise God
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  • even though
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  • we don't deserve to
  • 00:08:08.120 --> 00:08:09.210
  • because of the Blood of Jesus.
  • 00:08:09.210 --> 00:08:11.120
  • It's mind-boggling.
  • 00:08:11.120 --> 00:08:12.150
  • And it's different
  • 00:08:12.150 --> 00:08:13.060
  • than a contradiction.
  • 00:08:13.060 --> 00:08:14.100
  • A contradiction is two things
  • 00:08:14.100 --> 00:08:16.020
  • that cannot possibly be true
  • 00:08:16.020 --> 00:08:18.090
  • at the same time.
  • 00:08:18.090 --> 00:08:20.150
  • It's raining cats and dogs,
  • 00:08:20.150 --> 00:08:21.200
  • there's not a cloud
  • 00:08:21.200 --> 00:08:22.160
  • in the sky.
  • 00:08:22.160 --> 00:08:23.140
  • It's gotta be one
  • 00:08:23.140 --> 00:08:24.030
  • or the other.
  • 00:08:24.030 --> 00:08:25.030
  • But with God,
  • 00:08:25.030 --> 00:08:25.250
  • we find paradox
  • 00:08:25.250 --> 00:08:28.020
  • and that is that
  • 00:08:28.020 --> 00:08:29.220
  • on the surface it seems
  • 00:08:29.220 --> 00:08:31.090
  • as if both cannot be true,
  • 00:08:31.090 --> 00:08:33.030
  • but He's bigger than that.
  • 00:08:33.030 --> 00:08:35.200
  • Nowhere is the paradox
  • 00:08:35.200 --> 00:08:37.100
  • of the Gospel as played out
  • 00:08:37.100 --> 00:08:39.010
  • in the practical implications
  • 00:08:39.010 --> 00:08:40.120
  • of our everyday life
  • 00:08:40.120 --> 00:08:41.230
  • more apparent
  • 00:08:41.230 --> 00:08:42.220
  • than Philippians 3
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:44.180
  • where Paul says,
  • 00:08:44.180 --> 00:08:46.090
  • "I had ascended to the heights
  • 00:08:46.090 --> 00:08:48.070
  • of the resume virtues
  • 00:08:48.070 --> 00:08:49.180
  • of religion within Judaism.
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  • I was circumcised
  • 00:08:51.220 --> 00:08:52.270
  • on the eighth day
  • 00:08:52.270 --> 00:08:53.270
  • like I was supposed to be.
  • 00:08:53.270 --> 00:08:55.230
  • I studied under Gamaliel
  • 00:08:55.230 --> 00:08:57.130
  • and he was a boss.
  • 00:08:57.130 --> 00:08:58.230
  • I was of the tribe of Benjamin
  • 00:08:58.230 --> 00:09:00.230
  • where the kings come from.
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:02.100
  • I was important and significant,
  • 00:09:02.100 --> 00:09:05.020
  • but now I've made a decision.
  • 00:09:05.020 --> 00:09:07.010
  • I'm going to write
  • 00:09:07.010 --> 00:09:08.150
  • all of those things off
  • 00:09:08.150 --> 00:09:10.140
  • and I'm going to reach towards
  • 00:09:10.140 --> 00:09:12.130
  • something better and bigger
  • 00:09:12.130 --> 00:09:14.030
  • and the thing about it is,
  • 00:09:14.030 --> 00:09:15.110
  • as I am living in Christ,
  • 00:09:15.110 --> 00:09:17.130
  • I am dying to self."
  • 00:09:17.130 --> 00:09:19.170
  • It's a paradox.
  • 00:09:19.170 --> 00:09:21.040
  • And he's describing
  • 00:09:21.040 --> 00:09:22.220
  • in many ways
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:24.030
  • a paradoxical view
  • 00:09:24.030 --> 00:09:25.150
  • of progress as it relates
  • 00:09:25.150 --> 00:09:27.090
  • to spiritual growth.
  • 00:09:27.090 --> 00:09:28.230
  • Can I teach and preach
  • 00:09:28.230 --> 00:09:29.260
  • a little bit this weekend?
  • 00:09:30.160 --> 00:09:33.160
  • The paradox of progress.
  • 00:09:33.190 --> 00:09:36.190
  • It seems as if Paul
  • 00:09:36.190 --> 00:09:37.250
  • is saying that as I am gaining
  • 00:09:37.250 --> 00:09:40.050
  • strength in God,
  • 00:09:40.050 --> 00:09:41.240
  • I am losing a sense
  • 00:09:41.240 --> 00:09:43.220
  • of certainty in things
  • 00:09:43.220 --> 00:09:45.130
  • I used to trust in.
  • 00:09:45.130 --> 00:09:46.270
  • And when he said it,
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:48.160
  • whatever were gains to me,
  • 00:09:48.160 --> 00:09:50.270
  • I now consider loss
  • 00:09:50.270 --> 00:09:52.140
  • for the sake of Christ,
  • 00:09:52.140 --> 00:09:53.220
  • it got me thinking about
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:54.260
  • the paradox of progress.
  • 00:09:54.260 --> 00:09:56.220
  • How sometimes we want
  • 00:09:56.220 --> 00:09:59.080
  • to move forward
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:00.050
  • in an area of our life,
  • 00:10:00.050 --> 00:10:01.230
  • but it seems like
  • 00:10:01.230 --> 00:10:03.130
  • it's difficult to keep
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:04.110
  • everything in our life
  • 00:10:04.110 --> 00:10:05.110
  • moving forward all at once.
  • 00:10:05.110 --> 00:10:07.240
  • It seems like it's difficult
  • 00:10:07.240 --> 00:10:09.070
  • to apply our limited self
  • 00:10:09.070 --> 00:10:11.080
  • to what seems like an endless,
  • 00:10:11.080 --> 00:10:13.030
  • ceaseless list
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:14.100
  • of demands and supplies.
  • 00:10:14.100 --> 00:10:16.030
  • So that some days
  • 00:10:16.030 --> 00:10:16.270
  • you find yourself
  • 00:10:16.270 --> 00:10:17.230
  • really doing well at work
  • 00:10:17.230 --> 00:10:20.120
  • and really unable to give focus
  • 00:10:20.120 --> 00:10:22.180
  • at home because,
  • 00:10:22.180 --> 00:10:23.230
  • by the time you get home,
  • 00:10:23.230 --> 00:10:25.120
  • you spent all of the currency
  • 00:10:25.120 --> 00:10:27.030
  • of your energy at work.
  • 00:10:27.030 --> 00:10:29.020
  • And so I made progress at work,
  • 00:10:29.020 --> 00:10:31.060
  • but home is more important
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:32.270
  • and yet I don't have as much
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:34.100
  • to give to what
  • 00:10:34.100 --> 00:10:35.050
  • is more important,
  • 00:10:35.050 --> 00:10:36.040
  • but yet it's important
  • 00:10:36.040 --> 00:10:37.060
  • that I work because I need
  • 00:10:37.060 --> 00:10:38.120
  • to bring some money home
  • 00:10:38.120 --> 00:10:39.130
  • because if I don't bring
  • 00:10:39.130 --> 00:10:40.190
  • some money home,
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:41.100
  • I won't have a home
  • 00:10:41.100 --> 00:10:42.000
  • to come home to.
  • 00:10:42.000 --> 00:10:43.060
  • Then I'll be standing out
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:44.150
  • in the rain talking about
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:46.030
  • blame it on the rain
  • 00:10:46.030 --> 00:10:47.090
  • and I'll be lip syncing
  • 00:10:47.090 --> 00:10:48.090
  • like Milli Vanilli
  • 00:10:48.090 --> 00:10:49.150
  • and talking about girl,
  • 00:10:49.150 --> 00:10:50.240
  • you know it's true,
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:51.220
  • but the only thing about it is
  • 00:10:51.220 --> 00:10:53.100
  • we don't have any money
  • 00:10:53.100 --> 00:10:54.060
  • and that's true.
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:55.010
  • And so it's a paradox.
  • 00:10:55.010 --> 00:10:56.110
  • It's a paradox of progress
  • 00:10:56.110 --> 00:10:57.280
  • that sometimes when
  • 00:10:57.280 --> 00:10:59.000
  • I'm moving forward in one area,
  • 00:10:59.000 --> 00:11:00.160
  • I can't move forward
  • 00:11:00.160 --> 00:11:01.100
  • in another.
  • 00:11:01.100 --> 00:11:02.020
  • And this is the part
  • 00:11:02.020 --> 00:11:02.200
  • I'm excited about.
  • 00:11:02.200 --> 00:11:03.140
  • I have three points.
  • 00:11:03.140 --> 00:11:04.220
  • If we only get to one,
  • 00:11:04.220 --> 00:11:06.030
  • this is the one I wanna preach.
  • 00:11:06.030 --> 00:11:07.230
  • Because sometimes
  • 00:11:07.230 --> 00:11:08.240
  • Paul shows us
  • 00:11:08.240 --> 00:11:09.260
  • that what's most important
  • 00:11:09.260 --> 00:11:12.160
  • is least impressive.
  • 00:11:15.250 --> 00:11:18.250
  • As a society, we celebrate
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:22.210
  • all the wrong stuff.
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:25.200
  • Have you noticed?
  • 00:11:25.200 --> 00:11:27.120
  • As a human race,
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:29.200
  • we celebrate
  • 00:11:29.200 --> 00:11:30.280
  • all the wrong stuff.
  • 00:11:31.170 --> 00:11:34.170
  • And as somebody who manages
  • 00:11:34.170 --> 00:11:36.240
  • a ministry that has a reach
  • 00:11:36.240 --> 00:11:38.260
  • that goes just beyond one town,
  • 00:11:38.260 --> 00:11:40.250
  • I can tell you right now,
  • 00:11:40.250 --> 00:11:41.280
  • people celebrate
  • 00:11:41.280 --> 00:11:44.170
  • the wrong stuff.
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:47.020
  • They think that a church
  • 00:11:47.020 --> 00:11:48.200
  • is built on the preacher's gift.
  • 00:11:48.200 --> 00:11:51.130
  • It's not.
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:53.040
  • A preacher's gift --
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:53.230
  • Well, you said
  • 00:11:53.230 --> 00:11:54.100
  • that a little too loud.
  • 00:11:54.100 --> 00:11:55.050
  • That hurt my feelings
  • 00:12:00.270 --> 00:12:01.120
  • about that, but you're right,
  • 00:12:01.120 --> 00:12:03.190
  • you're right.
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:04.030
  • It's not.
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:04.200
  • It's not that.
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:06.030
  • And people will celebrate
  • 00:12:06.030 --> 00:12:07.150
  • a lot of things
  • 00:12:07.150 --> 00:12:08.180
  • that are surface level.
  • 00:12:08.180 --> 00:12:11.060
  • So Paul had all of that,
  • 00:12:11.060 --> 00:12:13.060
  • you understand.
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:13.220
  • He had all of the credentials.
  • 00:12:13.220 --> 00:12:16.120
  • He had all of the bells.
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:19.270
  • He had all of the --
  • 00:12:19.270 --> 00:12:21.160
  • He had all of the things
  • 00:12:21.160 --> 00:12:23.230
  • that go in a bio
  • 00:12:23.230 --> 00:12:24.140
  • to make you look significant.
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:27.030
  • And yet what he said
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:28.090
  • was so powerful,
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:29.040
  • he said that I gave up
  • 00:12:29.040 --> 00:12:31.270
  • what was impressive in order
  • 00:12:31.280 --> 00:12:34.280
  • to reach towards something
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:36.240
  • that was actually important.
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:39.250
  • I feel like I'm about
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:40.210
  • to stage dive to preach this.
  • 00:12:41.080 --> 00:12:44.080
  • And one thing you need to know
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:45.140
  • is that a lot of the changes
  • 00:12:45.140 --> 00:12:47.020
  • that will happen in your life
  • 00:12:47.020 --> 00:12:48.160
  • that are the most important
  • 00:12:48.160 --> 00:12:49.160
  • are the ones
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:50.130
  • that you won't get
  • 00:12:50.130 --> 00:12:51.100
  • any compliments about.
  • 00:12:51.100 --> 00:12:53.160
  • Because I've noticed this,
  • 00:12:53.160 --> 00:12:54.100
  • once you get really consistent
  • 00:12:54.100 --> 00:12:56.160
  • at something,
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:57.000
  • people stop complimenting
  • 00:12:57.000 --> 00:12:58.140
  • you about it.
  • 00:12:58.140 --> 00:13:00.040
  • Am I right?
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:01.250
  • The best way to get compliments
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:03.260
  • is to only do
  • 00:13:03.260 --> 00:13:05.030
  • the right thing occasionally.
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:07.240
  • [laughter]
  • 00:13:07.240 --> 00:13:10.100
  • The best way to get compliments
  • 00:13:10.100 --> 00:13:11.080
  • if that's your goal
  • 00:13:11.080 --> 00:13:13.160
  • is to be a crappy dad
  • 00:13:13.160 --> 00:13:15.190
  • who only comes around
  • 00:13:15.190 --> 00:13:16.200
  • on Christmas and only shows up
  • 00:13:16.200 --> 00:13:18.240
  • to give the kids
  • 00:13:18.240 --> 00:13:19.160
  • what they want
  • 00:13:19.160 --> 00:13:20.170
  • and never disciplines them
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.080
  • and only shows up
  • 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:23.110
  • to break the rhythm
  • 00:13:23.110 --> 00:13:24.140
  • that's trying to be established.
  • 00:13:24.140 --> 00:13:25.270
  • If you're gonna be
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:26.170
  • the kind of dad
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:27.110
  • that's actually handling
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:28.260
  • some of the disciplinary issues
  • 00:13:28.260 --> 00:13:30.150
  • or the kind of mom
  • 00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:31.200
  • that's actually parenting
  • 00:13:31.200 --> 00:13:33.050
  • rather than trying to win
  • 00:13:33.050 --> 00:13:34.140
  • a popularity contest
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:35.240
  • with your teenager,
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:37.080
  • you will not receive
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:38.050
  • as many compliments.
  • 00:13:38.050 --> 00:13:39.210
  • And people are crazy.
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:40.270
  • People celebrate
  • 00:13:40.270 --> 00:13:41.150
  • all the wrong stuff.
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:42.200
  • If you get in shape,
  • 00:13:42.200 --> 00:13:43.190
  • watch this,
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:44.080
  • here's the one thing I have.
  • 00:13:44.080 --> 00:13:45.080
  • I compliment people
  • 00:13:45.080 --> 00:13:46.250
  • who stay in shape.
  • 00:13:46.250 --> 00:13:49.050
  • Right?
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:50.260
  • 'Cause usually
  • 00:13:50.260 --> 00:13:51.190
  • what you have to do
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:52.190
  • to get a compliment
  • 00:13:52.190 --> 00:13:53.130
  • on physical fitness
  • 00:13:53.130 --> 00:13:55.140
  • is lose a bunch of weight
  • 00:13:55.140 --> 00:13:57.080
  • and I just think that's wrong.
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:13:59.230
  • So I don't go up to people
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:01.090
  • and be like, "You look like
  • 00:14:01.090 --> 00:14:02.070
  • you've been losing weight."
  • 00:14:02.070 --> 00:14:03.090
  • Because first of all,
  • 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:03.280
  • that might sound like
  • 00:14:03.280 --> 00:14:04.160
  • an insult to them
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:05.070
  • so it's awkward to say.
  • 00:14:05.070 --> 00:14:06.090
  • But secondly, I walk up
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:07.150
  • to people and I be like,
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:08.190
  • "You still look --
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:09.160
  • you still look good."
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:13.060
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:13.060 --> 00:14:15.070
  • I do.
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:16.030
  • I believe
  • 00:14:16.030 --> 00:14:16.190
  • in complimenting consistency.
  • 00:14:17.020 --> 00:14:20.020
  • You know, like thanks
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:21.000
  • for being on time.
  • 00:14:21.000 --> 00:14:23.130
  • Like you parted the Red Sea.
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:25.080
  • That ain't a miracle.
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:28.260
  • But what happens is
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:31.060
  • when you get really good
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:32.110
  • at something,
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:34.010
  • people take you for granted.
  • 00:14:35.100 --> 00:14:38.100
  • When you are consistent,
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:39.200
  • you stop getting compliments.
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:41.110
  • So if people have stopped
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:43.130
  • complimenting you,
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:44.250
  • that is the highest compliment.
  • 00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:47.040
  • It means you are so consistent
  • 00:14:47.040 --> 00:14:49.160
  • that you have a basis
  • 00:14:49.160 --> 00:14:51.050
  • or a foundation
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:54.260
  • and you can then be set free
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:56.140
  • from the need
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:57.180
  • to be impressive.
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:14:59.200
  • And that's what Paul was.
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:01.000
  • He said, "I gave up
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  • what was impressive to people
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:06.230
  • to pursue
  • 00:15:06.230 --> 00:15:08.000
  • what was important to me."
  • 00:15:08.120 --> 00:15:11.120
  • I feel the Holy Ghost
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:12.130
  • telling 50 people
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:13.150
  • delete Instagram
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  • before you take another note
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:15.100
  • on my sermon.
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:17.030
  • And give up what is impressive
  • 00:15:17.030 --> 00:15:19.000
  • for a month for something
  • 00:15:19.000 --> 00:15:21.000
  • more important.
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:23.010
  • I feel the Spirit of God
  • 00:15:23.010 --> 00:15:24.030
  • saying some of y'all
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:25.030
  • spend too much money on clothes
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:27.070
  • and you are so behind
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:28.070
  • on your school loans
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:29.200
  • and if you keep trying
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:30.240
  • to impress people,
  • 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:32.010
  • you are going to impress people
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:33.120
  • right into your own depression
  • 00:15:33.120 --> 00:15:35.010
  • trying to climb out of a pit
  • 00:15:35.010 --> 00:15:36.200
  • of what people see.
  • 00:15:36.270 --> 00:15:39.270
  • Y'all don't like
  • 00:15:39.270 --> 00:15:40.100
  • the preacher today,
  • 00:15:40.100 --> 00:15:41.120
  • but he's on point.
  • 00:15:41.120 --> 00:15:42.290
  • He heard from God.
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.080
  • And Paul said,
  • 00:15:44.080 --> 00:15:45.080
  • "All that I thought was gain
  • 00:15:45.080 --> 00:15:47.090
  • and what I thought
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:47.290
  • was important,
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:48.220
  • I found out
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:49.160
  • that it's the interior state."
  • 00:15:49.160 --> 00:15:51.290
  • He said, "I wanna righteousness
  • 00:15:51.290 --> 00:15:54.250
  • that comes from God
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:55.280
  • through faith.
  • 00:15:55.280 --> 00:15:57.120
  • I wanna be more focused
  • 00:15:57.120 --> 00:15:58.150
  • on the invisible stuff."
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:15:59.290
  • So I'll take you to Palm Sunday
  • 00:15:59.290 --> 00:16:01.100
  • since it's Palm Sunday
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:02.020
  • right now.
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:02.230
  • And since Jesus came
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  • into Jerusalem and He's entering
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:05.290
  • not a Bethphage or Bethany.
  • 00:16:05.290 --> 00:16:07.200
  • Bethany's two miles away.
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:08.150
  • That's where He stayed at night.
  • 00:16:08.150 --> 00:16:10.020
  • But He's setting up
  • 00:16:10.020 --> 00:16:11.030
  • for the crucifixion,
  • 00:16:11.030 --> 00:16:11.280
  • for the scene where He will pay
  • 00:16:11.280 --> 00:16:13.090
  • the price for our sins.
  • 00:16:13.090 --> 00:16:15.130
  • Where He will die
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:16.060
  • like a criminal even though
  • 00:16:16.060 --> 00:16:17.160
  • He reigns like a King.
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:19.000
  • It's a paradox.
  • 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:20.120
  • And what He says in Luke 19,
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:22.200
  • I wish I had time to preach
  • 00:16:22.200 --> 00:16:23.280
  • that passage to you.
  • 00:16:23.280 --> 00:16:25.110
  • Can we look at it
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:26.020
  • for one moment together?
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:27.230
  • And I promise I will go fast.
  • 00:16:27.230 --> 00:16:29.240
  • But Jesus is getting ready
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:31.130
  • to go into the city.
  • 00:16:31.130 --> 00:16:32.240
  • And he stops short of the city.
  • 00:16:32.240 --> 00:16:34.210
  • He's on the Mount of Olives.
  • 00:16:34.210 --> 00:16:36.000
  • You remember
  • 00:16:36.000 --> 00:16:36.170
  • that's where Gethsemane is.
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:38.040
  • That's where He will be pressed.
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:39.250
  • That's where His capillaries
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:41.080
  • will burst so that He sweats
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:42.160
  • like drops of great blood,
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:44.080
  • but all of that is still
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:45.160
  • in front of Him.
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:46.150
  • And His ministry
  • 00:16:46.150 --> 00:16:47.150
  • has been exploding.
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:48.200
  • And when He gets to the place
  • 00:16:48.200 --> 00:16:50.150
  • where He's about
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:51.040
  • to make His entry,
  • 00:16:51.040 --> 00:16:52.070
  • He makes preparations.
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:53.090
  • And the Bible says
  • 00:16:53.090 --> 00:16:54.130
  • in Luke 19:28,
  • 00:16:54.130 --> 00:16:56.150
  • "After He had taught them..."
  • 00:16:56.150 --> 00:16:58.020
  • A certain teaching
  • 00:16:58.020 --> 00:16:58.250
  • about the Kingdom of God
  • 00:16:58.250 --> 00:17:00.020
  • and how it doesn't come
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:01.070
  • all at once,
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:02.010
  • but it comes in stages
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:03.240
  • and it takes patience
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:05.030
  • to see the reign of God
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:06.150
  • come in your life.
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:07.240
  • And don't expect progress
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:08.290
  • to come all at once.
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:10.040
  • And don't expect proof
  • 00:17:10.040 --> 00:17:12.110
  • to accompany every step
  • 00:17:12.110 --> 00:17:13.220
  • that you take in faith.
  • 00:17:13.220 --> 00:17:14.240
  • "And after He had taught that,
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:16.090
  • He told them something
  • 00:17:16.090 --> 00:17:17.070
  • as they approached Jerusalem,"
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:19.040
  • 29, please.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.190
  • He said --
  • 00:17:20.190 --> 00:17:22.150
  • Verse 30, He said,
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:24.050
  • "Go to the village
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:24.270
  • ahead of you,
  • 00:17:24.270 --> 00:17:25.140
  • and as you enter it,
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.100
  • you'll find a colt tied there,
  • 00:17:26.100 --> 00:17:28.100
  • which no one has even ridden.
  • 00:17:28.100 --> 00:17:30.020
  • Untie it
  • 00:17:30.020 --> 00:17:31.080
  • and bring it here."
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:32.250
  • Okay.
  • 00:17:32.250 --> 00:17:33.100
  • So Jesus is giving them
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:34.200
  • an instruction
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:36.140
  • that sounds illegal.
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:40.170
  • I'm gonna need you to go get me
  • 00:17:40.170 --> 00:17:41.190
  • a little baby horse.
  • 00:17:42.170 --> 00:17:45.170
  • I'm gonna take my horse
  • 00:17:45.170 --> 00:17:47.090
  • down Old Town Road.
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:48.230
  • I'm gonna ride.
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.030
  • [laughter]
  • 00:17:50.030 --> 00:17:52.020
  • And He said,
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:53.080
  • "As you are untying it,
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:55.130
  • if they ask you why,"
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:57.220
  • tell them 'kurios',
  • 00:17:57.220 --> 00:17:58.210
  • "the Lord, needs it."
  • 00:17:58.230 --> 00:18:01.250
  • "Tell the owner
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:03.280
  • that the Lord needs it."
  • 00:18:03.280 --> 00:18:06.190
  • "Tell the one
  • 00:18:06.190 --> 00:18:07.170
  • who is stewarding it
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:09.050
  • that the One
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:09.220
  • who made it needs it."
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:13.000
  • I think one of the disciples
  • 00:18:13.000 --> 00:18:14.180
  • even though the disciples
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:16.030
  • aren't named,
  • 00:18:16.030 --> 00:18:16.210
  • it just says
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:17.030
  • there were two of them,
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:17.230
  • had to be Peter.
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:19.020
  • Because Peter knew
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:20.040
  • what it was like
  • 00:18:20.040 --> 00:18:21.030
  • to have Jesus
  • 00:18:21.030 --> 00:18:21.220
  • get in something that you own.
  • 00:18:21.220 --> 00:18:23.280
  • That's how Peter's
  • 00:18:23.280 --> 00:18:24.210
  • whole ministry started.
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:26.000
  • Jesus just got in his boat
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:27.240
  • and said, "Push me out,
  • 00:18:27.240 --> 00:18:29.050
  • I've gotta preach."
  • 00:18:29.050 --> 00:18:30.030
  • And so now Jesus,
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.180
  • watch this paradox,
  • 00:18:31.180 --> 00:18:33.040
  • who created the world
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:34.150
  • needs something
  • 00:18:34.150 --> 00:18:35.240
  • in the world He created.
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:37.120
  • To even say that the Lord
  • 00:18:37.120 --> 00:18:38.260
  • needs something is a paradox.
  • 00:18:38.260 --> 00:18:41.090
  • It's a crazy situation
  • 00:18:41.090 --> 00:18:42.100
  • to be in.
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:43.110
  • But He doesn't just need
  • 00:18:43.110 --> 00:18:44.150
  • any kind of horse.
  • 00:18:44.150 --> 00:18:45.250
  • Not a regal horse.
  • 00:18:45.250 --> 00:18:47.140
  • Not the kind of horse
  • 00:18:47.140 --> 00:18:48.180
  • that a human king
  • 00:18:48.180 --> 00:18:49.270
  • would ride in on.
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:51.020
  • Remember, Jesus is fully God
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:52.200
  • and fully man.
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:54.190
  • It's a paradox.
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:55.240
  • It shouldn't make sense,
  • 00:18:55.240 --> 00:18:56.280
  • but it does.
  • 00:18:56.280 --> 00:18:57.280
  • He's perfect and divine,
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:18:59.240
  • but He's able to be touched
  • 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:01.140
  • by the feelings
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:02.070
  • of our infirmity.
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:03.130
  • So He says, "Get a colt
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:05.130
  • that has never been ridden.
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:07.030
  • I'm gonna ride into the city
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:09.120
  • like a humble king,
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:11.220
  • not like the hype beast.
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:12.200
  • Like a humble king.
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:13.250
  • I'm gonna ride
  • 00:19:13.250 --> 00:19:14.180
  • into the city.
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:15.220
  • I'm not gonna walk
  • 00:19:15.220 --> 00:19:16.140
  • because I'm a King,
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:17.170
  • but I'm gonna ride on something
  • 00:19:17.170 --> 00:19:19.070
  • that looks common.
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:20.240
  • I'm gonna ride on something
  • 00:19:20.240 --> 00:19:22.090
  • that is set aside
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:23.260
  • for a special service.
  • 00:19:23.260 --> 00:19:25.080
  • I'm gonna ride on something
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:27.000
  • that was tied up until now."
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:29.080
  • But I wonder if God
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:30.130
  • brought somebody
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:31.140
  • to church today
  • 00:19:31.140 --> 00:19:32.250
  • because He wants to untie you
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:34.270
  • and set you free
  • 00:19:34.270 --> 00:19:36.150
  • from ways of being
  • 00:19:36.150 --> 00:19:37.290
  • and thinking and dreaming
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:39.100
  • and believing to serve
  • 00:19:39.100 --> 00:19:41.120
  • the purpose
  • 00:19:41.120 --> 00:19:42.010
  • Anyway, it was kinda cool to me
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:54.130
  • that the King
  • 00:19:54.130 --> 00:19:56.050
  • rode in on a lowly colt.
  • 00:19:57.170 --> 00:20:00.170
  • That someone so important
  • 00:20:00.170 --> 00:20:03.000
  • rode in on something
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:05.130
  • that wasn't impressive.
  • 00:20:06.000 --> 00:20:09.000
  • Some of the changes
  • 00:20:09.000 --> 00:20:09.190
  • God wants to make in your life
  • 00:20:09.190 --> 00:20:11.000
  • will not be the ones that people
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.060
  • will tell you good job about.
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:15.160
  • And the temptation
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:16.170
  • is for us
  • 00:20:16.170 --> 00:20:18.090
  • to make progress
  • 00:20:18.090 --> 00:20:19.250
  • in the areas that get noticed
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:25.070
  • because it feeds our ego.
  • 00:20:25.070 --> 00:20:28.060
  • On social media,
  • 00:20:28.060 --> 00:20:28.260
  • they call it vanity metrics.
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:31.170
  • It's where Facebook
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:32.180
  • wants you to buy more ads
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:33.250
  • for your business
  • 00:20:33.250 --> 00:20:34.130
  • so they tell you
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:35.030
  • how many people
  • 00:20:35.030 --> 00:20:35.230
  • that you're reaching,
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:36.170
  • but you're not really
  • 00:20:36.170 --> 00:20:37.020
  • reaching them,
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:37.180
  • it's just growing
  • 00:20:37.180 --> 00:20:38.060
  • through the feed.
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:39.120
  • What you really gotta
  • 00:20:39.120 --> 00:20:40.010
  • figure out is engagement.
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:42.020
  • How deep is the connection?
  • 00:20:42.020 --> 00:20:44.030
  • And people celebrate
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:45.140
  • all the wrong stuff.
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:48.080
  • Am I right?
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:50.020
  • Am I right?
  • 00:20:50.020 --> 00:20:51.280
  • Am I right, Jonsal?
  • 00:20:51.280 --> 00:20:53.170
  • When you all went
  • 00:20:53.170 --> 00:20:54.140
  • to the Grammy's,
  • 00:20:54.140 --> 00:20:55.090
  • everybody was texting you.
  • 00:20:55.090 --> 00:20:57.030
  • And it's cool
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:20:57.170
  • to go to the Grammy's.
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:59.000
  • But the Grammy's
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:20:59.250
  • wasn't the most important thing
  • 00:20:59.250 --> 00:21:01.100
  • Elevation Worship
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:01.280
  • did last year,
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:03.050
  • it was that consistent ministry
  • 00:21:03.050 --> 00:21:05.210
  • week in, week out
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:07.120
  • just showing up.
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:08.020
  • Look, I go and I travel
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:10.080
  • to churches all over the world
  • 00:21:10.080 --> 00:21:12.170
  • and I'm privileged to do it,
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:14.000
  • but the first thing
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:14.240
  • I do when I take the pulpit
  • 00:21:14.240 --> 00:21:15.290
  • if the people are like, "Yea."
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:18.000
  • You know,
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:18.120
  • "We got a guest speaker.
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:19.160
  • We love you, Pastor Steve."
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:21.050
  • You know, because when,
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:21.280
  • you know, when you come to town
  • 00:21:21.280 --> 00:21:23.000
  • when people aren't used
  • 00:21:23.000 --> 00:21:23.180
  • to seeing you
  • 00:21:23.180 --> 00:21:24.090
  • and they don't know you
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:24.270
  • that well, they're excited,
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:25.240
  • the first thing I do is say,
  • 00:21:25.240 --> 00:21:27.240
  • "Let's thank God
  • 00:21:27.240 --> 00:21:28.260
  • for your pastor.
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:30.250
  • Let's thank God
  • 00:21:30.250 --> 00:21:32.090
  • for the people
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:32.280
  • who every single week
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:35.130
  • in this church,
  • 00:21:35.130 --> 00:21:36.100
  • the staff members,
  • 00:21:36.100 --> 00:21:37.120
  • the volunteers,
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:38.250
  • the people
  • 00:21:38.250 --> 00:21:39.140
  • who are in the parking lot,
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:41.010
  • the people who are standing out
  • 00:21:41.010 --> 00:21:42.110
  • in the rain
  • 00:21:42.110 --> 00:21:43.070
  • to welcome you in,
  • 00:21:43.070 --> 00:21:44.040
  • let's appreciate
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:44.290
  • what's truly important,
  • 00:21:44.290 --> 00:21:47.040
  • not just what's impressive."
  • 00:21:47.040 --> 00:21:50.020
  • Now Paul said,
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:50.260
  • "I had all of this impressive
  • 00:21:50.260 --> 00:21:53.250
  • residue of my religious
  • 00:21:53.250 --> 00:21:55.160
  • accomplishments,
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:57.010
  • but in order to pursue
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:21:58.160
  • what was important
  • 00:21:58.160 --> 00:21:59.270
  • and to seek first the Kingdom,
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:02.020
  • I had to stop trying
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:03.110
  • so dadgum hard..."
  • 00:22:03.110 --> 00:22:05.160
  • That's what Paul said in Greek.
  • 00:22:05.160 --> 00:22:06.090
  • "So dadgum hard,
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:07.280
  • it was garbage,
  • 00:22:07.280 --> 00:22:08.190
  • it was scubula,
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:10.020
  • it was trash,
  • 00:22:10.020 --> 00:22:11.140
  • it's trash compared
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  • to the treasure of knowing
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  • who I am in Christ
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  • and being connected
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  • to my source
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  • and walking in my purpose
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  • for a purpose with a purpose
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  • Paul said,
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  • "I was circumcised..."
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  • That's outward.
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  • "I'm from Benjamin..."
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  • That's genetic.
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  • All of that,
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  • you can have all of that.
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  • I wanna fix my insides.
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  • I want a righteousness
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  • that comes from God.
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  • I want peace when I lay down
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  • on my pillow to know
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  • that this day I serve
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  • something bigger than me
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  • - Well, I don't know
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  • if you're like me,
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  • but it's easy for me
  • 00:22:51.160 --> 00:22:52.180
  • to feel stuck.
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  • Stuck in a pattern,
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  • stuck in a way of thinking,
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  • even stuck in a mistake,
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  • and all of a sudden,
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  • it feels like
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  • all the progress I made
  • 00:23:00.280 --> 00:23:02.000
  • was for nothing,
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  • my priorities
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  • are out of whack.
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  • And once you know you're stuck,
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  • it's difficult
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  • to find your way out, 'cause
  • 00:23:08.010 --> 00:23:09.000
  • you've lost your momentum.
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:10.260
  • And, I wonder if
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:11.110
  • you find yourself stuck
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  • in an area of your life today?
  • 00:23:12.070 --> 00:23:14.010
  • this new four-part message
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  • series, called, "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:18.210
  • It's one of my favorite
  • 00:23:18.210 --> 00:23:19.100
  • titles of a serious, ever,
  • 00:23:19.100 --> 00:23:21.060
  • but it's also some of
  • 00:23:21.060 --> 00:23:22.110
  • my favorite teaching.
  • 00:23:22.110 --> 00:23:23.240
  • We're talking about
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  • turning it around,
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  • getting your momentum
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  • headed in the right direction.
  • 00:23:26.210 --> 00:23:28.130
  • This isn't just
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.040
  • a collection of sermons,
  • 00:23:29.040 --> 00:23:30.090
  • it's really a resource
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  • for change and I'm excited
  • 00:23:31.270 --> 00:23:33.210
  • to see how God will use this
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  • to redirect your life.
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:37.070
  • So, stop whatever
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:38.090
  • you're doing right now,
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:39.280
  • call or go online
  • 00:23:39.280 --> 00:23:40.230
  • and request your copy of
  • 00:23:40.230 --> 00:23:42.060
  • "Flip the Flow",
  • 00:23:42.060 --> 00:23:43.070
  • here's a look at
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:43.270
  • - When Moses had crossed over
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  • the Red Sea with the nation,
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:49.050
  • he stretched his staff
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:50.180
  • back over the sea,
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  • and that sea collapsed
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  • on their enemies,
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  • so God said to tell you
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  • it's time for you
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:23:58.150
  • to "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:23:58.150 --> 00:23:59.230
  • Instead of concentrating
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  • on all the moments that
  • 00:24:01.070 --> 00:24:02.090
  • it didn't go your way this year,
  • 00:24:02.090 --> 00:24:04.130
  • "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:24:04.130 --> 00:24:05.180
  • What went right?
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  • What did work out?
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  • Who did stay?
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:09.090
  • How did He meet your needs?
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:11.020
  • How did He come through?
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:12.160
  • Did He come through for you?
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  • Let's flip it,
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:16.190
  • from what we went through,
  • 00:24:16.190 --> 00:24:18.070
  • to why we went through.
  • 00:24:18.070 --> 00:24:20.140
  • God said, "I'm about
  • 00:24:20.140 --> 00:24:21.130
  • to flip everything
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  • that you have been through,
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  • and it is going to now
  • 00:24:24.280 --> 00:24:26.040
  • be to your advantage."
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:28.060
  • If anybody flipped the flow,
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:29.080
  • it was Jesus.
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  • Every need that you experienced
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:32.150
  • in your life was pointing you
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  • to a deeper place in God
  • 00:24:34.130 --> 00:24:35.290
  • that you can access;
  • 00:24:35.290 --> 00:24:37.020
  • a deeper place of strength,
  • 00:24:37.020 --> 00:24:38.170
  • a deeper place of confidence.
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:40.100
  • If your help comes from Him,
  • 00:24:40.160 --> 00:24:43.160
  • you can predict in advance
  • 00:24:43.160 --> 00:24:46.090
  • how this comes out.
  • 00:24:46.090 --> 00:24:49.040
  • Even before
  • 00:24:49.040 --> 00:24:49.170
  • I go through the trial,
  • 00:24:49.170 --> 00:24:51.160
  • I know how this comes out
  • 00:24:51.160 --> 00:24:53.170
  • because He who began
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:55.170
  • a good work in me,
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:57.090
  • will be faithful to complete it.
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  • Come on, let's flip it.
  • 00:25:00.100 --> 00:25:02.060
  • - ANNOUNCER: This could be
  • 00:25:05.020 --> 00:25:05.210
  • the momentum shift you need.
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.140
  • Your only one change away
  • 00:25:07.140 --> 00:25:08.170
  • from the life you desire.
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:10.140
  • Call or go online now
  • 00:25:10.140 --> 00:25:11.160
  • to receive your copy
  • 00:25:11.160 --> 00:25:12.160
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:16.260
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:25:16.260 --> 00:25:17.290
  • to be seriously considered
  • 00:25:17.290 --> 00:25:19.140
  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:25:19.140 --> 00:25:21.070
  • The device is inherently
  • 00:25:21.070 --> 00:25:22.290
  • of no value to us."
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:24.020
  • - Western Union
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:24.260
  • internal memo, 1876.
  • 00:25:25.070 --> 00:25:28.070
  • - "The horse
  • 00:25:28.070 --> 00:25:28.200
  • is here to stay,
  • 00:25:28.200 --> 00:25:29.150
  • but the automobile
  • 00:25:29.150 --> 00:25:30.030
  • is only a novelty, a fad."
  • 00:25:30.030 --> 00:25:32.230
  • - President of the Michigan
  • 00:25:32.230 --> 00:25:33.150
  • Savings Bank
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:34.070
  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:40.060
  • because people will soon
  • 00:25:40.060 --> 00:25:41.050
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:25:41.050 --> 00:25:42.040
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:25:42.040 --> 00:25:44.070
  • - Darryl Zanuck, movie producer,
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  • 20th Century Fox, 1946.
  • 00:25:45.210 --> 00:25:47.270
  • - -- entire family,
  • 00:25:47.270 --> 00:25:48.210
  • we all wore royal blue.
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:49.290
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:25:49.290 --> 00:25:51.010
  • for any individual to have
  • 00:25:51.010 --> 00:25:52.160
  • a computer in his home."
  • 00:25:52.160 --> 00:25:54.130
  • - World Future Society
  • 00:25:54.130 --> 00:25:55.050
  • Meeting, 1977.
  • 00:25:55.230 --> 00:25:58.230
  • - Narrator: Throughout
  • 00:25:58.230 --> 00:25:59.090
  • the years,
  • 00:25:59.090 --> 00:25:59.250
  • people have made some
  • 00:25:59.250 --> 00:26:01.010
  • pretty inaccurate assumptions.
  • 00:26:01.010 --> 00:26:03.290
  • Technologies that were
  • 00:26:03.290 --> 00:26:04.260
  • only supposed to be
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:05.200
  • an expensive fad
  • 00:26:05.200 --> 00:26:07.010
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:26:07.020 --> 00:26:10.020
  • It is our main form
  • 00:26:10.020 --> 00:26:11.180
  • of communication of connecting
  • 00:26:11.180 --> 00:26:14.040
  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:26:14.040 --> 00:26:16.210
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:26:16.210 --> 00:26:18.260
  • of bettering our communities.
  • 00:26:19.140 --> 00:26:22.140
  • It connects us in ways no one
  • 00:26:22.140 --> 00:26:24.050
  • - Hey, Daddy,
  • 00:26:27.020 --> 00:26:27.220
  • welcome to my tea party.
  • 00:26:28.190 --> 00:26:31.190
  • Hey, Daddy,
  • 00:26:31.190 --> 00:26:32.070
  • welcome to my tea party.
  • 00:26:32.070 --> 00:26:33.280
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:26:33.280 --> 00:26:34.140
  • [gasping]
  • 00:26:37.190 --> 00:26:38.160
  • - Oh, my...
  • 00:26:38.160 --> 00:26:38.270
  • - Narrator: We aren't
  • 00:26:38.270 --> 00:26:39.170
  • just limited
  • 00:26:39.170 --> 00:26:40.130
  • to physical locations anymore.
  • 00:26:40.130 --> 00:26:42.100
  • - Take their first flight
  • 00:26:42.100 --> 00:26:43.110
  • into space.
  • 00:26:43.110 --> 00:26:44.100
  • -- Aerodynamic structure
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  • - Industries thrive
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:49.140
  • on the ability to utilize
  • 00:26:49.140 --> 00:26:50.250
  • technology to connect
  • 00:26:50.250 --> 00:26:51.250