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Your Season to Suceed

Watch Your Season to Suceed
October 19, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us to let go of what we’ve known to step into what God has next.

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Your Season to Suceed

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear Biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - My brother asked me
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  • - My brother asked mehas the series been a success.
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  • has the series been a success.He's been deployed
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  • He's been deployedand so he hasn't been able
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  • and so he hasn't been ableto get a good WiFi connection
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  • to get a good WiFi connectionand watch.
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  • and watch.He's in Air Force.
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  • He's in Air Force.And he said,
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  • And he said,"Is the series successful?"
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  • "Is the series successful?"And it made me pause.
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  • And it made me pause.And I didn't know
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  • And I didn't knowhow to answer it
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  • how to answer itbecause how do you judge
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  • because how do you judgesomething like that?
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  • the success of a message
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  • the success of a messageor message series?
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  • or message series?Would it be like --
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  • the sermon was a success
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  • the sermon was a successif it sticks.
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  • if it sticks.It was a book on preaching.
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  • It was a book on preaching.They say, "You need
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  • They say, "You needto make it sticky.
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  • to make it sticky.Sermon's supposed to stick."
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  • Sermon's supposed to stick."I think that's duct tape
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  • I think that's duct tapeyou're thinking of.
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  • you're thinking of.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Because some things
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  • Because some thingsare sticky,
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  • are sticky,but they're not significant.
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  • but they're not significant.I remember the macarena.
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  • I remember the macarena.That doesn't make it
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  • That doesn't make ita life-changing discovery
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  • a life-changing discoveryin my life.
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  • in my life.I remember my first
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  • I remember my firstgirlfriend's name.
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  • girlfriend's name.She didn't mean anything to me.
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  • She didn't mean anything to me.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So, it's not
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  • So, it's notnecessarily meaningful
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  • necessarily meaningful'cause you memorized it.
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  • 'cause you memorized it.688-4203 is Dani Foxford's
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  • 688-4203 is Dani Foxford'sphone number
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  • phone numberin case you wanna call him.
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  • in case you wanna call him.You have my best friend
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  • You have my best friendin third grade.
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  • in third grade.I remember his number.
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  • I remember his number.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]People are gonna
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  • People are gonnabe blowing him up right now
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  • be blowing him up right nowwhile I'm preaching.
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  • while I'm preaching."Dani?"
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  • "Dani?"But, it's gotta be
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  • But, it's gotta besomething more than memorable
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  • something more than memorableto make it meaningful.
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  • to make it meaningful.I mean, some of
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  • I mean, some ofthe most meaningful stuff
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  • the most meaningful stuffin our life we can't remember.
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  • in our life we can't remember.You ever tried to call
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  • You ever tried to callthe roll of your kid's names
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  • the roll of your kid's namesand you can't pull them up?
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  • and you can't pull them up?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]And so it's not that.
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  • And so it's not that.You know, I thought about
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  • You know, I thought aboutwhat makes a successful series.
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  • what makes a successful series.What would make it successful?
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  • What would make it successful?If people watched it on YouTube?
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  • If people watched it on YouTube?Then Pewdiepie
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  • Then Pewdiepieis the greatest preacher
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  • is the greatest preacherin the world
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  • in the worldif that's what makes it
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  • if that's what makes itsuccessful, if it's clicks.
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  • successful, if it's clicks.Or how about this?
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  • Or how about this?If people enjoyed it.
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  • If people enjoyed it.If they enjoyed it?
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  • If they enjoyed it?So, if you have
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  • So, if you havea comfortable workout
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  • a comfortable workoutit was a successful workout?
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  • it was a successful workout?"Ah, I just
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  • "Ah, I justhad a great workout."
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  • had a great workout.""What was a great about it?"
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  • "What was a great about it?""It was just very relaxing."
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  • "It was just very relaxing."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]"I don't think
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  • "I don't thinkyou did it right."
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  • you did it right."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Or a successful surgery.
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  • Or a successful surgery.It's not measured
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  • It's not measuredby the amount of comfort.
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  • by the amount of comfort."We didn't get the tumor,
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  • "We didn't get the tumor,but we had a great time."
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  • but we had a great time."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]"It was really, really,
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  • "It was really, really,really heartwarming."
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  • really heartwarming."So, when I thought about that,
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  • So, when I thought about that,was it a success,
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  • was it a success,I thought "How many people
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  • I thought "How many peopleare asking that
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  • How many people
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  • How many peopleare trying to measure --
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  • are trying to measure --You know, the more it matters,
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  • You know, the more it matters,the harder it is to measure.
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  • the harder it is to measure.The stuff that really matters
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  • The stuff that really mattersis hard to measure.
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  • is hard to measure.And so what we do,
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  • And so what we do,we substitute out
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  • we substitute outwhat we've been saying
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  • what we've been sayingin this series
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  • in this series"artificial measurements
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  • "artificial measurementsof things
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  • of thingsthat are less significant
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  • that are less significantor that are visible
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  • or that are visiblebecause the things
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  • because the thingsthat are invisible,
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  • that are invisible,the kingdom of God,
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  • the kingdom of God,it comes in a way
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  • it comes in a waythat's hard to measure.
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  • that's hard to measure.And I don't think
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  • And I don't thinkthere's a person
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  • there's a personthat I'm sitting across
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  • that I'm sitting acrossthe counter from today --
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  • the counter from today --That's how I visualize it
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  • That's how I visualize itin my mind.
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  • in my mind.Like we're sitting
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  • Like we're sittingin your kitchen.
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  • in your kitchen.Like I showed up,
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  • Like I showed up,you poured me
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  • you poured mea bowl of cereal,
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  • a bowl of cereal,and we had this conversation.
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  • and we had this conversation.I don't think there's a person
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  • I don't think there's a personthat would be across
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  • that would be acrossthat counter that would say
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  • that counter that would say"In every area of my life,
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  • "In every area of my life,I'm killin' it."
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  • I'm killin' it."And I don't think
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  • And I don't thinkthere's a person
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  • there's a personthat would sit across
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  • that would sit acrossand say "There's absolutely
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  • and say "There's absolutelynothing in my life
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  • nothing in my lifethat I feel successful at."
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  • that I feel successful at."But me, I'm really hard
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  • But me, I'm really hardon myself.
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  • on myself.And it balances out
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  • And it balances outbecause Holly
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  • because Hollyis not hard enough on herself.
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  • is not hard enough on herself.And you're like,
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  • And you're like,"Why would you say
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  • "Why would you saythat about your wife?"
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  • that about your wife?"She would tell you
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  • She would tell youthe same thing.
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  • the same thing.She keeps me from quitting,
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  • She keeps me from quitting,and I keep her from sitting
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  • and I keep her from sittingon the couch all the time.
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  • on the couch all the time.Now, she's a very hard worker,
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  • Now, she's a very hard worker,but one thing
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  • but one thingthat I really appreciate
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  • that I really appreciateabout her is
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  • about her isshe has the ability
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  • she has the abilityto encourage herself.
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  • to encourage herself.She'll be like, "I'm eating
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  • She'll be like, "I'm eatingFrench fries
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  • French fries'cause I rode my Peloton."
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  • 'cause I rode my Peloton."Like, it cancels out
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  • Like, it cancels outin her mind.
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  • Anyway, I wanna close
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  • Anyway, I wanna closethe series today
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  • the series todaytalking about
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  • talking aboutyour definition of success,
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  • your definition of success,'cause I think it's important.
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  • 'cause I think it's important.And I think a lot of people
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  • And I think a lot of peoplesecretly feel
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  • secretly feellike they're failing
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  • like they're failingeven if people think that
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  • even if people think thatthey're winning.
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  • they're winning.And that's an interesting thing,
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  • And that's an interesting thing,isn't it?
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  • isn't it?For people to think
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  • For people to thinkone thing but for you
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  • one thing but for youto know another.
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  • to know another.And to really,
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  • And to really,really wrestle
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  • really wrestlewith this topic
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  • with this topicof your definition of success,
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  • of your definition of success,the first thing we need to do
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  • the first thing we need to dois reclaim the biblical concept
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  • is reclaim the biblical conceptof blessing.
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  • of blessing.There's a scripture
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  • There's a scripturethat I memorized
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  • that I memorizedI guess it was in college.
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  • as sharp as I did back then.
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  • as sharp as I did back then.But Psalm 1 says
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  • But Psalm 1 says"Blessed is the man
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  • "Blessed is the manwho does not walk
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  • who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked,
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  • in the counsel of the wicked,or stand in the way of sinners,
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  • or stand in the way of sinners,or sit in the seat of mockers.
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  • or sit in the seat of mockers.But his delight
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  • But his delightis in the law of the Lord,
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  • is in the law of the Lord,and on His law he meditates
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  • and on His law he meditatesday and night.
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  • day and night.He is like a tree
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  • He is like a treethat is planted
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  • that is plantedby streams of water."
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  • by streams of water."What's the next part?
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  • What's the next part?Oh.
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  • Oh."Which yields
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  • "Which yieldsits fruit..."
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  • its fruit..."I did not successfully quote
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  • I did not successfully quotethe scripture, I guess.
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  • the scripture, I guess."Which yields its fruit
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  • "Which yields its fruitin season and whose leaf
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  • in season and whose leafdoes not wither.
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  • does not wither.Whatever he does prospers."
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  • "By that definition of success,
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  • "By that definition of success,whatever he does prospers
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  • whatever he does prospersor works.
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  • or works.I am not successful."
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  • I am not successful."But here's the thing about it.
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  • with the word
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  • with the wordthat we translate "blessed."
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  • that we translate "blessed."Blessed.
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  • Blessed.It's how David's psalms start,
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  • It's how David's psalms start,the ones that are particularly
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  • the ones that are particularlysignificant to him.
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  • significant to him.He starts it
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  • He starts itwith the word blessed.
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  • with the word blessed.But it's not an English word,
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  • But it's not an English word,it's a Hebrew word.
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  • it's a Hebrew word.And it can also
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  • And it can alsobe translated "happy."
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  • be translated "happy."And I thought
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  • And I thoughtthat was interesting
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  • that was interestingbecause to be successful
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  • because to be successfuland miserable is not a blessing.
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  • and miserable is not a blessing.To be skinny and miserable
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  • Yeah.
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  • Yeah.To be disciplined
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  • To be disciplinedand miserable is not a blessing.
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  • and miserable is not a blessing.On the other hand,
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  • On the other hand,we cannot discount
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  • we cannot discountthe fact that Psalm 1 --
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  • the fact that Psalm 1 --I think it's the best
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  • I think it's the bestdefinition of blessed.
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  • definition of blessed.If you want just a good,
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  • If you want just a good,Biblical definition of blessed,
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  • Biblical definition of blessed,and you've been wanting one
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  • and you've been wanting oneall week.
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  • all week.You've been walking around
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  • You've been walking aroundgoing, "What is the best
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  • going, "What is the bestdefinition of blessed
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  • definition of blessedin the Bible.
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  • in the Bible.I just don't know what it is."
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  • I just don't know what it is."So, if you want that definition,
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  • So, if you want that definition,I think this is a good
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  • I think this is a goodstarting place.
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  • starting place.Blessed is the one
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  • Blessed is the onewho does not walk
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  • who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked,
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  • in the counsel of the wicked,who does not get distracted
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  • who does not get distractedby the crappy value system
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  • by the crappy value systemof this messed up world.
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  • of this messed up world.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Now, it doesn't say
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  • Now, it doesn't saythat they don't have any friends
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  • that they don't have any friendswho don't go to church.
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  • who don't go to church.I always thought the verse
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  • I always thought the versewas code for "Don't hang out
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  • was code for "Don't hang outwith people vape that weed."
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  • with people vape that weed."You know?
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  • You know?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]That's my youth pastor
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  • That's my youth pastorinterpretation.
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  • interpretation.But when he said,
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  • But when he said,"Blessed is the man
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  • "Blessed is the manwho does not walk
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  • who does not walkin the counsel of the wicked,"
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  • in the counsel of the wicked,"I realize he's talking about
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  • I realize he's talking aboutwhose voice you value.
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  • whose voice you value.- CONGREGATION: Yeah.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yeah.- Whose voice you value.
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  • - Whose voice you value.And really, who gets to set
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  • And really, who gets to setyour definition of success.
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  • your definition of success.How am I gonna decide
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  • How am I gonna decideif a sermon was successful?
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  • if a sermon was successful?I went on Facebook
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  • I went on Facebookand read the comments,
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  • and read the comments,and that didn't help.
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  • and that didn't help.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]They were talking more about
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  • They were talking more aboutthe holes in my jeans
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  • the holes in my jeansthan the holes in His hands
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  • than the holes in His handswhere the nails...
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  • where the nails...[Applause and cheering]
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  • [Applause and cheering]Y'all are so silly.
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  • Y'all are so silly.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I mean, so who --
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  • I mean, so who --And I wanna use
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  • And I wanna usean investigative method
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  • an investigative methodfor this.
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  • for this.I wanna start with who,
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  • I wanna start with who,and then I wanna talk
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  • and then I wanna talkabout what,
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  • about what,and then I wanna talk
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  • and then I wanna talkabout when,
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  • about when,and if we have a chance
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  • and if we have a chanceI'll talk about where.
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  • I'll talk about where.Okay?
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  • Okay?What, what,
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  • What, what,and when of success.
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  • and when of success."Who told you
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  • "Who told youthat you were naked?"
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  • that you were naked?"That's what God asked Adam
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  • That's what God asked Adamin the garden when he listened
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  • in the garden when he listenedto the serpent.
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  • to the serpent.And I found out
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  • And I found outthat whose voice you value
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  • that whose voice you valuedetermines your standard
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  • determines your standardof success.
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  • of success.Can I preach one more week
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  • Can I preach one more weekon this topic?
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  • on this topic?[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So, if I judge
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  • So, if I judgemy standard of success
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  • my standard of successby what someone else
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  • by what someone elsetells me, look.
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  • tells me, look.It's like I can always
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  • It's like I can alwaysfind someone
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  • find someoneto make me feel successful.
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  • to make me feel successful.I can always find someone
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  • I can always find someoneto make me feel like a failure.
  • 00:08:54.486 --> 00:08:56.688
  • to make me feel like a failure.There is somebody on your row
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  • There is somebody on your rowwho prays less than you.
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  • who prays less than you.There is somebody on your row
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  • There is somebody on your rowthat prays more than you.
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  • that prays more than you.Except Greg Lineburger's row.
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  • Except Greg Lineburger's row.Him and Autumn pray
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  • Him and Autumn prayall the time.
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  • all the time.If you ever wanna feel bad
  • 00:09:07.365 --> 00:09:07.999
  • If you ever wanna feel badabout your prayer life,
  • 00:09:07.999 --> 00:09:08.833
  • about your prayer life,talk to Autumn.
  • 00:09:08.833 --> 00:09:10.101
  • talk to Autumn.But other than them,
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  • But other than them,there is somebody on your row
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  • there is somebody on your rowthat prays more than you,
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  • that prays more than you,and there's somebody
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  • and there's somebodythat prays less.
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  • that prays less.And what I'm afraid of
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  • And what I'm afraid ofis that we have
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  • is that we havea standard of success
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  • a standard of successand we never even check on
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  • and we never even check onwho said it.
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  • All right.
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  • All right.Let me try another way.
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  • Let me try another way.It really convicted me
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  • It really convicted meto realize
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  • to realizethat if we judge success
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  • that if we judge successby current worldly standards,
  • 00:09:37.929 --> 00:09:38.730
  • by current worldly standards,the ministry of Jesus
  • 00:09:38.730 --> 00:09:40.432
  • the ministry of Jesuswas a complete failure
  • 00:09:40.432 --> 00:09:44.536
  • was a complete failurewhen He left the earth.
  • 00:09:44.536 --> 00:09:45.337
  • when He left the earth.So, Jesus came to bring
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  • So, Jesus came to bringa kingdom, right?
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  • a kingdom, right?Did He do it?
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  • Did He do it?- Yes, He did.
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  • - Yes, He did.- Before you give me the,
  • 00:09:53.011 --> 00:09:54.813
  • - Before you give me the,"Yes, He did," answer,
  • 00:09:54.813 --> 00:09:56.881
  • "Yes, He did," answer,which I appreciate,
  • 00:09:56.881 --> 00:09:59.184
  • which I appreciate,...kind of.
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  • ...kind of.Depends which kingdom
  • 00:10:00.952 --> 00:10:05.557
  • Depends which kingdomyou were expecting Him to build.
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  • you were expecting Him to build.If you judge it
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  • If you judge itlike how we judge our lives,
  • 00:10:07.993 --> 00:10:09.327
  • like how we judge our lives,cause the way we judge our life
  • 00:10:09.327 --> 00:10:10.695
  • cause the way we judge our lifeis we look to see who approves
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  • is we look to see who approvesof what we're doing,
  • 00:10:11.696 --> 00:10:13.632
  • of what we're doing,or we take a word
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  • or we take a wordlike blessed.
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  • like blessed.And David says happy
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  • And David says happyis the man,
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  • is the man,blessed is the man --
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  • blessed is the man --He starts all of his most
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  • He starts all of his mostsignificant psalms that way.
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  • significant psalms that way.But we think blessing
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  • But we think blessingis a material thing.
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  • is a material thing.And sometimes it is.
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  • And sometimes it is."I got a boat.
  • 00:10:28.113 --> 00:10:30.015
  • "I got a boat.I'm blessed."
  • 00:10:30.015 --> 00:10:31.016
  • I'm blessed."Everybody who thinks a boat
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  • Everybody who thinks a boatis a blessing never had a boat.
  • 00:10:32.651 --> 00:10:35.920
  • is a blessing never had a boat.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]All it does is break
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  • All it does is breakand get fake friends to call you
  • 00:10:39.090 --> 00:10:39.891
  • and get fake friends to call youwanting to use it.
  • 00:10:39.891 --> 00:10:40.558
  • wanting to use it.Okay?
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  • Okay?So, if a boat
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  • So, if a boatisn't a blessing, what is?
  • 00:10:45.463 --> 00:10:48.733
  • isn't a blessing, what is?It is relative.
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  • It is relative.Write this down.
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  • Write this down.Success is relative.
  • 00:10:52.504 --> 00:10:56.908
  • Success is relative.Success also creates relatives.
  • 00:10:56.908 --> 00:10:58.376
  • Success also creates relatives.People that you hadn't talked to
  • 00:10:58.376 --> 00:10:59.444
  • People that you hadn't talked toin years who call you
  • 00:10:59.444 --> 00:11:00.345
  • in years who call youto borrow some money
  • 00:11:00.345 --> 00:11:01.680
  • to borrow some moneyif you ever get successful.
  • 00:11:01.680 --> 00:11:03.415
  • if you ever get successful.But success is relative.
  • 00:11:03.415 --> 00:11:05.216
  • But success is relative.And this is what Jesus knew.
  • 00:11:05.216 --> 00:11:07.252
  • And this is what Jesus knew.Jesus knew that success
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  • Jesus knew that successis relative to who,
  • 00:11:11.890 --> 00:11:14.626
  • is relative to who,it's relative to what,
  • 00:11:14.626 --> 00:11:16.728
  • it's relative to what,it's relative to when,
  • 00:11:16.728 --> 00:11:18.697
  • it's relative to when,it's relative to where.
  • 00:11:18.697 --> 00:11:20.365
  • it's relative to where.And I think the reason Jesus
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  • And I think the reason Jesuswas able --
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  • was able --whether the crowds
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  • whether the crowdswere clapping for him
  • 00:11:24.202 --> 00:11:25.737
  • were clapping for himafter He fed them,
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  • after He fed them,or whether they were
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  • or whether they wereleaving Him.
  • 00:11:27.906 --> 00:11:28.239
  • leaving Him.No.
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  • No.Jesus would preach
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  • Jesus would preacha sermon and here's how good
  • 00:11:30.341 --> 00:11:31.109
  • a sermon and here's how goodHe preached.
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  • He preached.They would walk away
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  • They would walk awayand say He had a demon.
  • 00:11:35.346 --> 00:11:37.048
  • and say He had a demon.So, judging by standards
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  • So, judging by standardsof success from the world,
  • 00:11:39.651 --> 00:11:40.652
  • of success from the world,Jesus --
  • 00:11:40.652 --> 00:11:41.920
  • Jesus --This is how bad Jesus was
  • 00:11:41.920 --> 00:11:44.089
  • This is how bad Jesus wasat preaching by our standards.
  • 00:11:44.089 --> 00:11:45.690
  • at preaching by our standards.He would preach a parable.
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  • He would preach a parable.I preached one one of the weeks
  • 00:11:47.759 --> 00:11:48.460
  • I preached one one of the weeksof this series.
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  • of this series.I don't remember
  • 00:11:48.927 --> 00:11:49.561
  • I don't rememberif it was last week.
  • 00:11:49.561 --> 00:11:51.596
  • if it was last week.When I do the tal --
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  • When I do the tal --Yeah, with One Bag Billy.
  • 00:11:53.598 --> 00:11:54.199
  • Yeah, with One Bag Billy.That was last week?
  • 00:11:54.199 --> 00:11:54.666
  • That was last week?Okay.
  • 00:11:54.666 --> 00:11:55.567
  • Okay.So, last week I used
  • 00:11:55.567 --> 00:11:56.167
  • So, last week I usedone of His parables.
  • 00:11:56.167 --> 00:11:57.168
  • one of His parables.You know what the disciples
  • 00:11:57.168 --> 00:11:58.236
  • You know what the disciplesdid after He got done teaching?
  • 00:11:58.236 --> 00:12:01.339
  • did after He got done teaching?He said, "Explain that to us."
  • 00:12:01.339 --> 00:12:03.441
  • He said, "Explain that to us."He was so good at preaching,
  • 00:12:03.441 --> 00:12:04.876
  • He was so good at preaching,that His staff didn't even know
  • 00:12:04.876 --> 00:12:07.112
  • that His staff didn't even knowwhat He had just said.
  • 00:12:07.112 --> 00:12:09.547
  • what He had just said.By our definition of success,
  • 00:12:09.547 --> 00:12:12.350
  • By our definition of success,Jesus' message was a failure.
  • 00:12:12.350 --> 00:12:14.753
  • Jesus' message was a failure.Because He would not settle
  • 00:12:14.753 --> 00:12:16.921
  • Because He would not settlefor the surface meaning.
  • 00:12:16.921 --> 00:12:19.424
  • for the surface meaning.He would not build the kingdom
  • 00:12:19.424 --> 00:12:21.192
  • He would not build the kingdomthat they wanted Him to build.
  • 00:12:21.192 --> 00:12:22.093
  • that they wanted Him to build.And I just wonder
  • 00:12:22.093 --> 00:12:22.927
  • And I just wonderis there somebody
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  • is there somebodyin here who is waiting
  • 00:12:25.396 --> 00:12:27.632
  • in here who is waitingfor applause
  • 00:12:27.632 --> 00:12:29.968
  • for applausefrom the wrong person.
  • 00:12:29.968 --> 00:12:31.469
  • from the wrong person.Some of us are doing stuff
  • 00:12:31.469 --> 00:12:32.570
  • Some of us are doing stuffto impress people
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  • to impress peoplewho aren't even
  • 00:12:33.204 --> 00:12:34.806
  • who aren't evenpaying attention.
  • 00:12:34.806 --> 00:12:38.309
  • And another thing
  • 00:12:41.713 --> 00:12:42.847
  • And another thingabout Jesus.
  • 00:12:42.847 --> 00:12:44.315
  • about Jesus.He was so successful
  • 00:12:44.315 --> 00:12:45.517
  • He was so successfulat what He did
  • 00:12:45.517 --> 00:12:46.351
  • at what He didthat His own people
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  • that His own peoplekilled Him for it.
  • 00:12:48.953 --> 00:12:50.355
  • killed Him for it.Judging by our standards
  • 00:12:50.355 --> 00:12:51.322
  • Judging by our standardsof success,
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  • of success,when Jesus went to the cross,
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  • when Jesus went to the cross,which is the thing
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  • which is the thingHe came to do,
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  • He came to do,guess what happened?
  • 00:12:56.661 --> 00:12:57.662
  • guess what happened?Every one of His followers
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  • Every one of His followersclicked unfollow except John.
  • 00:13:00.665 --> 00:13:03.368
  • clicked unfollow except John.That's how successful He was.
  • 00:13:03.368 --> 00:13:03.868
  • That's how successful He was.And yet, we take
  • 00:13:03.868 --> 00:13:06.738
  • And yet, we takean earthly measure of success
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  • an earthly measure of successand try to apply it
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  • and try to apply itto a heavenly calling.
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  • to a heavenly calling.And we wonder why
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  • And we wonder whywe're discouraged
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  • we're discouragedand frustrated.
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  • and frustrated.When we measure our success
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  • When we measure our successby the same stuff
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  • by the same stuffthe world measures success by.
  • 00:13:14.212 --> 00:13:14.946
  • the world measures success by.And Jesus came along,
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  • And Jesus came along,preached, and said,
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  • preached, and said,"Blessed are --
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  • "Blessed are --Blessed are those
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  • Blessed are thosewho hunger and thirst
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  • who hunger and thirstfor righteousness.
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  • for righteousness.Blessed are those for --
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  • Blessed are those for --who know they're empty.
  • 00:13:20.718 --> 00:13:21.786
  • who know they're empty.Blessed are those who have some
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  • Blessed are those who have someself-awareness to know
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  • self-awareness to knowthat I need God in my life."
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  • that I need God in my life."That is the definition
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  • That is the definitionof blessing.
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  • of blessing.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Have you noticed
  • 00:13:31.029 --> 00:13:32.096
  • Have you noticedhow we do this, though?
  • 00:13:32.096 --> 00:13:35.567
  • how we do this, though?We attach cultural definitions
  • 00:13:35.567 --> 00:13:37.902
  • We attach cultural definitionsto Biblical terms.
  • 00:13:37.902 --> 00:13:38.536
  • to Biblical terms.And we take a word
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  • And we take a wordlike blessed, or success --
  • 00:13:41.806 --> 00:13:42.507
  • like blessed, or success --You know, success is
  • 00:13:42.507 --> 00:13:44.475
  • You know, success isin the Bible.
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  • in the Bible.God told Joshua --
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  • God told Joshua --I think it's Joshua 1:8.
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  • I think it's Joshua 1:8.He said, "I will give you
  • 00:13:49.147 --> 00:13:51.516
  • He said, "I will give yougood success."
  • 00:13:51.516 --> 00:13:54.118
  • good success."That's an interesting phrase.
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  • That's an interesting phrase.Must mean there's
  • 00:13:55.987 --> 00:13:57.755
  • Must mean there'sa bad success.
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  • a bad success.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]A success that sucks.
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  • A success that sucks.Sucks-cess.
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  • Sucks-cess.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]If I could say it that way.
  • 00:14:07.732 --> 00:14:10.368
  • If I could say it that way.Can I say it that way?
  • 00:14:10.368 --> 00:14:11.035
  • Can I say it that way?You know what kind
  • 00:14:11.035 --> 00:14:12.503
  • You know what kindof success sucks?
  • 00:14:12.503 --> 00:14:14.105
  • of success sucks?The one that you project
  • 00:14:14.105 --> 00:14:14.706
  • The one that you projectbut it's not real
  • 00:14:14.706 --> 00:14:18.776
  • but it's not realand you don't really possess it.
  • 00:14:18.776 --> 00:14:19.644
  • and you don't really possess it.When you need to appear
  • 00:14:19.644 --> 00:14:21.779
  • When you need to appeara certain way.
  • 00:14:21.779 --> 00:14:24.482
  • a certain way.So what happens is sometimes
  • 00:14:24.482 --> 00:14:26.384
  • So what happens is sometimeswe get so addicted
  • 00:14:26.384 --> 00:14:27.719
  • we get so addictedto the approval
  • 00:14:27.719 --> 00:14:29.787
  • to the approvalthat comes from others
  • 00:14:29.787 --> 00:14:31.222
  • that comes from othersthat we cannot receive
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  • that we cannot receivethe approval
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  • the approvalthat comes from God.
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  • that comes from God.And that has to be
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  • And that has to bean inner voice.
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  • an inner voice.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Jesus did the will
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  • Jesus did the willof His father.
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  • of His father.He knew the voice
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  • He knew the voiceof His father.
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  • of His father.He did not see it.
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  • He did not see it.He knew it at a deeper level.
  • 00:14:43.101 --> 00:14:44.235
  • He knew it at a deeper level.Now, we're living in a time
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  • Now, we're living in a timeright now where people
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  • right now where peoplewant to be well-known
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  • want to be well-knownabove all else.
  • 00:14:50.475 --> 00:14:51.509
  • above all else.But there's a difference.
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  • But there's a difference.And this how I was thinking
  • 00:14:52.277 --> 00:14:53.945
  • And this how I was thinkingabout it, Tim.
  • 00:14:53.945 --> 00:14:55.914
  • about it, Tim.Between being well-known
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  • Between being well-knownand widely known.
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  • and widely known.It's the difference
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  • It's the differencebetween fruitfulness
  • 00:15:01.653 --> 00:15:03.588
  • between fruitfulnessand famous.
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  • and famous.Okay?
  • 00:15:04.255 --> 00:15:06.224
  • Okay?So, well-known is like,
  • 00:15:06.224 --> 00:15:07.158
  • So, well-known is like,"Oh, okay.
  • 00:15:07.158 --> 00:15:08.159
  • "Oh, okay.A lot of people
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  • A lot of peopleknow my name or I'm popular."
  • 00:15:10.228 --> 00:15:11.462
  • know my name or I'm popular."But if you judge the ministry
  • 00:15:11.462 --> 00:15:13.364
  • But if you judge the ministryof Jesus by popularity,
  • 00:15:13.364 --> 00:15:14.265
  • of Jesus by popularity,he was a failure
  • 00:15:14.265 --> 00:15:14.799
  • he was a failureat the moment
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  • at the momentthat He was fulfilling
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  • that He was fulfillingHis purpose.
  • 00:15:17.602 --> 00:15:19.837
  • His purpose.And why that's encouraging
  • 00:15:19.837 --> 00:15:21.306
  • And why that's encouragingto me is that being
  • 00:15:21.306 --> 00:15:24.275
  • to me is that beingwell-known only requires
  • 00:15:24.275 --> 00:15:25.843
  • well-known only requiresthat the God who made me
  • 00:15:25.843 --> 00:15:27.278
  • that the God who made mehad all of me,
  • 00:15:27.278 --> 00:15:28.079
  • had all of me,and that there's no part
  • 00:15:28.079 --> 00:15:28.880
  • and that there's no partof my life
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  • of my lifethat is off-limits to Him.
  • 00:15:30.715 --> 00:15:31.916
  • that is off-limits to Him.And I just wanna talk to you
  • 00:15:31.916 --> 00:15:32.684
  • And I just wanna talk to youabout this today
  • 00:15:32.684 --> 00:15:34.752
  • about this todaybecause I'm meeting
  • 00:15:34.752 --> 00:15:36.354
  • because I'm meetinga lot of people who feel like
  • 00:15:36.354 --> 00:15:37.555
  • a lot of people who feel likethey're failing
  • 00:15:37.555 --> 00:15:39.190
  • they're failingand they do not even recognize
  • 00:15:39.190 --> 00:15:40.158
  • and they do not even recognizehow much fruit
  • 00:15:40.158 --> 00:15:43.428
  • how much fruitthey are bearing.
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  • At the moment that a seed
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  • At the moment that a seedgoes into the ground
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:50.668
  • goes into the groundand it starts doing
  • 00:15:50.668 --> 00:15:52.036
  • and it starts doingwhat it was created to do,
  • 00:15:52.036 --> 00:15:53.104
  • what it was created to do,to break apart,
  • 00:15:53.104 --> 00:15:53.972
  • to break apart,to change forms
  • 00:15:53.972 --> 00:15:54.973
  • to change formsso that it can produce
  • 00:15:54.973 --> 00:15:56.107
  • so that it can producewhat was in it --
  • 00:15:56.107 --> 00:15:56.808
  • what was in it --at the moment
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  • at the momentof its greatest realization
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  • of its greatest realizationof potential,
  • 00:16:00.478 --> 00:16:03.214
  • of potential,it is broken and hidden.
  • 00:16:03.214 --> 00:16:04.148
  • it is broken and hidden.So, that means
  • 00:16:04.148 --> 00:16:06.250
  • So, that meansthat in my life sometimes
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:07.418
  • that in my life sometimesthe greatest moments
  • 00:16:07.418 --> 00:16:09.120
  • the greatest momentsof my maturity
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:11.155
  • of my maturitywhen God is really growing me,
  • 00:16:11.155 --> 00:16:12.924
  • when God is really growing me,and really using me,
  • 00:16:12.924 --> 00:16:13.591
  • and really using me,and really making
  • 00:16:13.591 --> 00:16:15.193
  • and really makinga difference through me
  • 00:16:15.193 --> 00:16:16.361
  • where I feel like I'm breaking,
  • 00:16:18.563 --> 00:16:19.297
  • where I feel like I'm breaking,the moments
  • 00:16:19.297 --> 00:16:21.165
  • the momentswhere I feel like I'm hidden.
  • 00:16:21.165 --> 00:16:23.768
  • where I feel like I'm hidden.Obscurity is not the enemy.
  • 00:16:23.768 --> 00:16:24.535
  • Obscurity is not the enemy.It doesn't matter
  • 00:16:24.535 --> 00:16:26.037
  • It doesn't matterif they know your name.
  • 00:16:26.037 --> 00:16:27.438
  • if they know your name.It matters if you know
  • 00:16:27.438 --> 00:16:29.374
  • It matters if you knowwhat is inside of you.
  • 00:16:29.374 --> 00:16:30.808
  • what is inside of you.Blessed is the man
  • 00:16:30.808 --> 00:16:32.110
  • Blessed is the manwho does not need
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:33.745
  • who does not needthe approval of people
  • 00:16:33.745 --> 00:16:34.612
  • the approval of people'cause I already
  • 00:16:34.612 --> 00:16:36.381
  • 'cause I alreadygot it from God.
  • 00:16:36.381 --> 00:16:37.749
  • got it from God.I already got it,
  • 00:16:37.749 --> 00:16:39.083
  • I already got it,it's already mine,
  • 00:16:39.083 --> 00:16:40.284
  • it's already mine,I'm walking in it,
  • 00:16:40.284 --> 00:16:41.486
  • I'm walking in it,I'm living in it,
  • 00:16:41.486 --> 00:16:42.487
  • I'm living in it,I'm bathed in it,
  • 00:16:42.487 --> 00:16:43.755
  • I'm bathed in it,I'm covered by it.
  • 00:16:43.755 --> 00:16:45.623
  • I'm covered by it.I am the righteousness of God
  • 00:16:45.623 --> 00:16:46.858
  • I am the righteousness of Godin Jesus Christ
  • 00:16:46.858 --> 00:16:49.060
  • in Jesus Christwhether you like me or not.
  • 00:16:49.060 --> 00:16:53.064
  • How are you gonna judge
  • 00:16:59.937 --> 00:17:00.772
  • How are you gonna judgeif you're a good mom?
  • 00:17:00.772 --> 00:17:02.106
  • if you're a good mom?Whether your teenage daughter
  • 00:17:02.106 --> 00:17:03.875
  • Whether your teenage daughterlikes your decision-making?
  • 00:17:03.875 --> 00:17:06.644
  • likes your decision-making?[Laughter]
  • 00:17:06.644 --> 00:17:07.545
  • [Laughter]You gonna let the inmates
  • 00:17:07.545 --> 00:17:08.613
  • You gonna let the inmatesset the curfew?
  • 00:17:08.613 --> 00:17:11.282
  • Crazy.
  • 00:17:15.787 --> 00:17:16.888
  • Crazy.I remember when Oprah
  • 00:17:16.888 --> 00:17:17.688
  • I remember when Oprahlost all that weight
  • 00:17:17.688 --> 00:17:18.423
  • lost all that weightwhen I was a little boy
  • 00:17:18.423 --> 00:17:19.690
  • when I was a little boyand my Mom used to watch Oprah,
  • 00:17:19.690 --> 00:17:20.224
  • and my Mom used to watch Oprah,and she came on
  • 00:17:20.224 --> 00:17:20.925
  • and she came onand everybody clapped
  • 00:17:20.925 --> 00:17:21.826
  • and everybody clapped'cause she'd lost weight.
  • 00:17:21.826 --> 00:17:22.560
  • 'cause she'd lost weight.And a few years later,
  • 00:17:22.560 --> 00:17:23.394
  • And a few years later,she came back and said,
  • 00:17:23.394 --> 00:17:24.629
  • she came back and said,"I was the least healthy
  • 00:17:24.629 --> 00:17:25.763
  • "I was the least healthythat I had ever been
  • 00:17:25.763 --> 00:17:26.831
  • that I had ever beenin my life because of the way
  • 00:17:26.831 --> 00:17:27.865
  • in my life because of the wayI lost the weight."
  • 00:17:27.865 --> 00:17:28.599
  • I lost the weight."But people will clap
  • 00:17:28.599 --> 00:17:29.434
  • But people will clapbecause you lost it.
  • 00:17:29.434 --> 00:17:30.301
  • because you lost it.They don't care what it did
  • 00:17:30.301 --> 00:17:31.302
  • They don't care what it didto you on the inside.
  • 00:17:31.302 --> 00:17:32.637
  • to you on the inside.It's just we clap.
  • 00:17:32.637 --> 00:17:33.404
  • It's just we clap.Let me give you another verse.
  • 00:17:33.404 --> 00:17:33.905
  • Let me give you another verse.Can I give you
  • 00:17:33.905 --> 00:17:34.906
  • Can I give youanother verse?
  • 00:17:34.906 --> 00:17:35.606
  • another verse?Okay.
  • 00:17:35.606 --> 00:17:37.909
  • Okay.In Luke 17:20,
  • 00:17:37.909 --> 00:17:38.810
  • In Luke 17:20,Jesus is talking about
  • 00:17:38.810 --> 00:17:40.611
  • Jesus is talking aboutthe kingdom of God.
  • 00:17:40.611 --> 00:17:41.579
  • the kingdom of God.I went straight from Oprah
  • 00:17:41.579 --> 00:17:43.448
  • I went straight from Oprahto Luke 17
  • 00:17:43.448 --> 00:17:44.248
  • to Luke 17because I am dynamic
  • 00:17:44.248 --> 00:17:44.982
  • because I am dynamiclike that.
  • 00:17:44.982 --> 00:17:45.917
  • like that.I am versatile
  • 00:17:45.917 --> 00:17:47.351
  • I am versatilein this pulpit.
  • 00:17:47.351 --> 00:17:49.554
  • So, on one occasion,
  • 00:17:52.890 --> 00:17:53.658
  • So, on one occasion,the Bible says --
  • 00:17:53.658 --> 00:17:54.459
  • the Bible says --Because Jesus taught
  • 00:17:54.459 --> 00:17:56.461
  • Because Jesus taughtabout the kingdom of God.
  • 00:17:56.461 --> 00:17:57.695
  • about the kingdom of God.In one translation,
  • 00:17:57.695 --> 00:17:58.696
  • In one translation,the phrase appears
  • 00:17:58.696 --> 00:17:59.897
  • the phrase appearsall throughout
  • 00:17:59.897 --> 00:18:02.700
  • all throughoutthe New Testament 126 times.
  • 00:18:02.700 --> 00:18:04.735
  • the New Testament 126 times.And on one occasion
  • 00:18:04.735 --> 00:18:05.336
  • And on one occasionhaving been asked
  • 00:18:05.336 --> 00:18:06.204
  • having been askedby the Pharisees --
  • 00:18:06.204 --> 00:18:08.339
  • by the Pharisees --those were His enemies.
  • 00:18:08.339 --> 00:18:09.207
  • those were His enemies.Okay.
  • 00:18:09.207 --> 00:18:09.874
  • Okay.So, let's talk about
  • 00:18:09.874 --> 00:18:12.176
  • So, let's talk aboutthat real quick.
  • 00:18:12.176 --> 00:18:12.810
  • that real quick.You think success
  • 00:18:12.810 --> 00:18:15.646
  • You think successis having everybody like you.
  • 00:18:15.646 --> 00:18:18.916
  • is having everybody like you.Then Jesus was a failure.
  • 00:18:18.916 --> 00:18:23.221
  • Then Jesus was a failure.You see what I'm...
  • 00:18:23.221 --> 00:18:24.222
  • You see what I'm...We think success
  • 00:18:24.222 --> 00:18:25.690
  • We think successis just being able
  • 00:18:25.690 --> 00:18:28.392
  • is just being ablefor everybody all the time
  • 00:18:28.392 --> 00:18:29.961
  • for everybody all the timeto be able to get us.
  • 00:18:29.961 --> 00:18:31.996
  • to be able to get us."Well, they just don't get me."
  • 00:18:31.996 --> 00:18:34.132
  • "Well, they just don't get me."They're not supposed to get you.
  • 00:18:34.132 --> 00:18:35.666
  • They're not supposed to get you.Only God can get you
  • 00:18:35.666 --> 00:18:38.469
  • So, the Pharisees,
  • 00:18:44.609 --> 00:18:46.144
  • So, the Pharisees,they didn't get Jesus.
  • 00:18:46.144 --> 00:18:46.844
  • they didn't get Jesus.They didn't get
  • 00:18:46.844 --> 00:18:47.812
  • They didn't getwhat He came to do.
  • 00:18:47.812 --> 00:18:48.513
  • what He came to do.They didn't get
  • 00:18:48.513 --> 00:18:49.480
  • They didn't getwho He really was.
  • 00:18:49.480 --> 00:18:50.314
  • who He really was.And so on one occasion,
  • 00:18:50.314 --> 00:18:50.982
  • And so on one occasion,they asked Him --
  • 00:18:50.982 --> 00:18:52.150
  • they asked Him --This was not a purely
  • 00:18:52.150 --> 00:18:53.017
  • I might add.
  • 00:18:53.684 --> 00:18:56.254
  • I might add.They said, "When..."
  • 00:18:56.254 --> 00:18:57.121
  • They said, "When..."They were inquiring
  • 00:18:57.121 --> 00:18:58.389
  • They were inquiringwhen the kingdom of God
  • 00:18:58.389 --> 00:18:59.190
  • when the kingdom of Godwould come.
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:18:59.957
  • would come.I love the word of God.
  • 00:18:59.957 --> 00:19:00.458
  • I love the word of God.Watch this.
  • 00:19:00.458 --> 00:19:01.058
  • Watch this.Jesus replied,
  • 00:19:01.058 --> 00:19:01.559
  • Jesus replied,"Kingdom of God
  • 00:19:01.559 --> 00:19:02.093
  • "Kingdom of Goddoes not come
  • 00:19:02.093 --> 00:19:04.462
  • does not comewith your careful observation."
  • 00:19:04.462 --> 00:19:07.899
  • The Pharisees kept lots of laws.
  • 00:19:09.734 --> 00:19:10.201
  • The Pharisees kept lots of laws.They memorized
  • 00:19:10.201 --> 00:19:11.335
  • They memorizedlots of Bible verses.
  • 00:19:11.335 --> 00:19:12.637
  • lots of Bible verses.Like, how do you know
  • 00:19:12.637 --> 00:19:13.905
  • Like, how do you knowif you're a good Christian?
  • 00:19:13.905 --> 00:19:14.405
  • if you're a good Christian?If you memorized
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  • If you memorizedmore scripture?
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  • more scripture?Then the Pharisees
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  • Then the Phariseeswould have been
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  • would have beenthe most successful.
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  • the most successful.But they were actually
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  • But they were actuallythe ones who stood in opposition
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  • the ones who stood in oppositionto what Jesus came to do.
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  • to what Jesus came to do.Some people think
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  • Some people thinkthey're good Christians
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  • they're good Christiansbecause they read
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  • because they readthe Bible a lot.
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  • the Bible a lot.Maybe they just like reading.
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  • So in the application
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  • So in the applicationof the scripture,
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  • of the scripture,growth happens.
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  • growth happens.Not the knowledge of it.
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  • Not the knowledge of it.- CONGREGATION: Yeah.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yeah.- Right?
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  • - Right?So, how do you measure
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  • So, how do you measureif you're more successful?
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  • if you're more successful?You're growing in God.
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  • You're growing in God.And so are you yielding
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  • And so are you yieldingmore of yourself to Him
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  • more of yourself to Himso that you can yield
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  • so that you can yieldthe fruit of the purpose
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  • the fruit of the purposethat He planted inside of you?
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  • that He planted inside of you?So, they're like,
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  • So, they're like,"When's the kingdom gonna come?"
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  • "When's the kingdom gonna come?"And we all wanna know that.
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  • And we all wanna know that.We all wanna know
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  • We all wanna know"When is God gonna do
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  • "When is God gonna dowhen I want Him to do?"
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  • when I want Him to do?"Raise your hand.
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  • Raise your hand.I'll stand here all day.
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  • I'll stand here all day.Have you ever wondered,
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  • Have you ever wondered,"When are You
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  • "When are Yougoing to fix them, Jesus?"
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  • Or "When are You going
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  • Or "When are You goingto fix it?"
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  • to fix it?"Here's my favorite.
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  • Here's my favorite."When are You gonna fix me?"
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  • "When are You gonna fix me?"About to turn 40.
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  • About to turn 40.That's 40 years
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  • That's 40 yearsin the wilderness
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  • in the wildernessof my weirdness.
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  • of my weirdness.When am I gonna be
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  • When am I gonna bea normal person?"
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  • a normal person?"Right?
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  • Right?But Jesus says something.
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  • But Jesus says something.And I really want you to receive
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  • And I really want you to receivethis in this last week
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  • this in this last weekof the series.
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  • of the series.He says, "The kingdom of God..."
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  • He says, "The kingdom of God..."You've got an external
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  • You've got an externaldefinition of success.
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  • Give me 21.
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  • Give me 21.People will not say
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  • People will not say"Here it is."
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  • "Here it is."Or "There it is,"
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  • Or "There it is,"because the kingdom of God
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  • because the kingdom of Godis within you.
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  • is within you.[Applause]
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  • Come on.
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  • Come on.Say it --
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  • Say it --Say it from your diaphragm.
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  • Say it from your diaphragm.The kingdom is within me.
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  • The kingdom is within me.- CONGREGATION: The kingdom
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  • - CONGREGATION: The kingdomis within me.
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  • is within me.- The king --
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  • - The king --Now, the kingdom's
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  • Now, the kingdom'sof this world,
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  • of this world,they're out there.
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  • they're out there.There, there, there.
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  • There, there, there.That's what they're marketing.
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  • That's what they're marketing.When they market to you,
  • 00:21:13.958 --> 00:21:15.059
  • When they market to you,they are trying to get you
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  • they are trying to get youto hate here.
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  • - The strategy of the enemy
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  • - The strategy of the enemyis to get you to hate
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  • is to get you to hateyour here, right?
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  • your here, right?And the way he does that,
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  • And the way he does that,Psalm says He will yield
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  • Psalm says He will yieldHis fruit in season.
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  • His fruit in season.That the three that God plants,
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  • That the three that God plants,it will yield
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  • it will yieldits fruit in season.
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  • its fruit in season.I always skip
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  • I always skippast the word "its,"
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  • past the word "its,"but it may be the most important
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  • but it may be the most importantpart of the verse,
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  • part of the verse,because it means
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  • because it meansthat if I spend my time
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  • that if I spend my timebeing frustrated,
  • 00:21:50.628 --> 00:21:55.733
  • being frustrated,that I can't bear your fruit.
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  • that I can't bear your fruit.I can only bear
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  • I can only bearFurtick fruit.
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  • Furtick fruit.Right?
  • 00:22:01.372 --> 00:22:03.140
  • Right?That's all I can bear.
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  • That's all I can bear.That's all I can be.
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  • That's all I can be.All I can be --
  • 00:22:05.543 --> 00:22:06.677
  • All I can be --if I can say it this way --
  • 00:22:06.677 --> 00:22:09.080
  • if I can say it this way --is the most fruitful Furtick
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  • is the most fruitful Furtickthat I know how to be.
  • 00:22:10.815 --> 00:22:11.482
  • that I know how to be.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Now, my temptation is
  • 00:22:13.984 --> 00:22:16.721
  • Now, my temptation isto see the fruit that you bear,
  • 00:22:16.721 --> 00:22:17.588
  • to see the fruit that you bear,or the life that you have,
  • 00:22:17.588 --> 00:22:18.889
  • or the life that you have,or the talent that you have,
  • 00:22:18.889 --> 00:22:19.990
  • or the talent that you have,or the personality
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  • or the personalitythat you have.
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  • that you have.I usually don't want
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  • I usually don't wantother people's lives.
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  • other people's lives.I want other
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  • I want otherpeople's personalities
  • 00:22:25.830 --> 00:22:27.398
  • people's personalities'cause they're chill.
  • 00:22:27.398 --> 00:22:27.965
  • 'cause they're chill.And I wonder
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  • And I wonder"What would it be like
  • 00:22:29.100 --> 00:22:31.068
  • "What would it be liketo have just a day
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  • to have just a daywhere you were not so uptight?"
  • 00:22:34.338 --> 00:22:34.872
  • where you were not so uptight?"Like, some of y'all's
  • 00:22:34.872 --> 00:22:38.042
  • Like, some of y'all'spersonality looks so tropical.
  • 00:22:38.042 --> 00:22:39.410
  • personality looks so tropical.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So sunny.
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  • So sunny.Wow.
  • 00:22:42.413 --> 00:22:43.781
  • Wow.That would be so cool.
  • 00:22:43.781 --> 00:22:44.215
  • That would be so cool.Did you see
  • 00:22:44.215 --> 00:22:45.416
  • Did you seehow they just handle that?
  • 00:22:45.416 --> 00:22:48.085
  • how they just handle that?They didn't even get upset.
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  • that God wired me.
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  • that God wired me.Within me.
  • 00:22:53.324 --> 00:22:54.892
  • Within me.He will be like a tree
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  • He will be like a treeplanted by the streams
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  • planted by the streamsthat will bear its fruit,
  • 00:23:00.297 --> 00:23:03.100
  • that will bear its fruit,that will yield its fruit.
  • 00:23:03.100 --> 00:23:04.468
  • that will yield its fruit.Help me preach this and tell
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  • "Yield your fruit."
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  • "Yield your fruit."- Congregation: Yield
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  • - Congregation: Yieldyour fruit.
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  • your fruit.- Yield your fruit.
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  • - Yield your fruit.Do your thing.
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  • Do your thing.Make your mark.
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  • Make your mark.Do your job.
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  • Do your job.Hold down your spot.
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  • Hold down your spot.Stay on your post.
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  • Stay on your post.If you're coaching, coach.
  • 00:23:24.188 --> 00:23:26.323
  • If you're coaching, coach.If you're teaching, teach.
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  • If you're teaching, teach.If you're helping, help.
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  • If you're helping, help.If you're a shouter, shout.
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  • If you're a shouter, shout.[Cheering and applause]
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  • [Cheering and applause]Yield your fruit.
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  • Yield your fruit.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]I might not be famous,
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  • I might not be famous,but I'm gonna be fruitful.
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  • but I'm gonna be fruitful.God created me
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  • God created meto produce a purpose.
  • 00:23:49.413 --> 00:23:50.514
  • to produce a purpose.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Ah, I feel freedom
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  • Ah, I feel freedomcoming through this house.
  • 00:23:53.717 --> 00:23:55.586
  • coming through this house.I feel freedom
  • 00:23:55.586 --> 00:23:57.755
  • God said He wanted
  • 00:24:02.560 --> 00:24:03.594
  • God said He wantedto set you free
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  • to set you freefrom the frustration
  • 00:24:04.562 --> 00:24:05.463
  • from the frustrationof trying to produce
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  • of trying to producesomebody else's fruit.
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  • somebody else's fruit.- CONGREGATION: Yes.
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  • - Hey, it really
  • 00:24:12.703 --> 00:24:13.737
  • - Hey, it reallyis a privilege to share
  • 00:24:13.737 --> 00:24:14.738
  • is a privilege to shareGod's word with you.
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  • God's word with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:24:15.906 --> 00:24:17.208
  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
  • 00:24:17.208 --> 00:24:18.809
  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:24:18.809 --> 00:24:19.477
  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
  • 00:24:19.477 --> 00:24:20.578
  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:24:20.578 --> 00:24:22.480
  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
  • 00:24:22.480 --> 00:24:24.515
  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
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  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
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  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
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  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
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  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
  • 00:24:34.592 --> 00:24:35.493
  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:24:35.493 --> 00:24:36.660
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:24:36.660 --> 00:24:37.895
  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
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  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
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  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
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  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
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  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
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  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
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  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
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  • worship with us,hear a message,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
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  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
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  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
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  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
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  • you can connect witha community of people
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
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  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
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  • it means a lottadifferent things.
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  • different things.But, it's just our way,
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  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
  • 00:25:04.288 --> 00:25:05.789
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
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  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
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  • I would love for youto join us, live,
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  • to join us, live,this weekend.
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  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
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  • And, you can go online:StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";it will take you directly
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  • it will take you directlyto the details and the times,
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  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - I like to run
  • 00:25:26.944 --> 00:25:29.046
  • - I like to runin the morning.
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  • in the morning.I put in the work,
  • 00:25:29.880 --> 00:25:30.714
  • I put in the work,and I get the reward
  • 00:25:30.714 --> 00:25:31.982
  • and I get the rewardof feeling like I'm better
  • 00:25:31.982 --> 00:25:33.984
  • of feeling like I'm betterthan I was yesterday.
  • 00:25:33.984 --> 00:25:35.019
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
  • 00:25:35.019 --> 00:25:35.853
  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
  • 00:25:35.853 --> 00:25:37.621
  • who are still snoozingthe morning away.
  • 00:25:37.621 --> 00:25:40.424
  • the morning away.And I'm on top of the world.
  • 00:25:40.424 --> 00:25:41.625
  • And then I realize,
  • 00:25:46.630 --> 00:25:47.131
  • And then I realize,I'm really just
  • 00:25:47.131 --> 00:25:49.199
  • I'm really justa beginner.
  • 00:25:49.199 --> 00:25:49.700
  • a beginner.There are professional
  • 00:25:49.700 --> 00:25:52.303
  • There are professionalathletes half my age.
  • 00:25:52.303 --> 00:25:54.738
  • athletes half my age.What am I actually running for?
  • 00:25:54.738 --> 00:25:55.472
  • What am I actually running for?How can I feel chosen
  • 00:25:55.472 --> 00:25:55.973
  • How can I feel chosenfor something
  • 00:25:55.973 --> 00:25:57.074
  • for somethingthat I'm not even close
  • 00:25:57.074 --> 00:26:00.344
  • that I'm not even closeto being the best at?
  • 00:26:00.344 --> 00:26:02.646
  • to being the best at?So am I ever worth it?
  • 00:26:02.646 --> 00:26:03.380
  • So am I ever worth it?Should I have just hit
  • 00:26:03.380 --> 00:26:04.515
  • Should I have just hitthe snooze button too?
  • 00:26:04.515 --> 00:26:05.282
  • the snooze button too?- And you're gonna walk around
  • 00:26:05.282 --> 00:26:06.483
  • - And you're gonna walk aroundin self-doubt
  • 00:26:06.483 --> 00:26:07.618
  • in self-doubttrying to figure out
  • 00:26:07.618 --> 00:26:08.686
  • trying to figure outif God chose you.
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  • if God chose you.You oughta know God chose you.
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  • You oughta know God chose you.You want to believe
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  • You want to believeGod chose you,
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  • God chose you,and you oughta go through
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  • and you oughta go throughyour life with your head
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  • - Maybe this is what everyone
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  • - Maybe this is what everyonefeels like at the beginning.
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  • - When the finish line
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  • feels far away,
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  • it's easy to resent
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  • how far you have to go
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  • instead of embracing
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  • the progress
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  • you've already made.
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  • But you don't have to perform
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  • perfectly to walk in who God
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  • has called you to be.
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  • In this new series
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  • from Pastor Steven Furtick,
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  • you'll focus on understanding
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  • who you are in Christ,
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  • and the unique purpose
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  • he has for our lives.
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  • Call today to request
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  • - ♪ My fight is not my own ♪
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  • - ♪ My fight is not my own ♪♪ Its end is in Your hands ♪
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  • ♪ Its end is in Your hands ♪♪ I worship You ♪
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  • ♪ I worship You ♪♪ Because I know ♪
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  • ♪ Because I know ♪♪ All things ♪
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  • ♪ All things ♪♪ Must bow to Your command ♪
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  • ♪ Must bow to Your command ♪♪ We believe this ♪
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  • ♪ We believe this ♪♪ One word ♪
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  • ♪ One word ♪♪ From You ♪
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  • ♪ From You ♪♪ Things change ♪
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