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At The Table

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August 24, 2019
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Inspire with Mike Kai

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At The Table

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  • [UPBEAT TECHNO MUSIC]
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  • - SO WHAT DID I LEARN AT THE DINNER TABLE
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  • WITH MY PARENTS GROWING UP?
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  • I LEARNED THAT IF YOU'RE GONNA TAKE IT
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  • AND PUT IT ON YOUR PLATE, YOU BETTER FINISH IT.
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  • WE NEVER WASTED FOOD IN OUR HOUSE.
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  • WE MADE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS EATEN.
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  • LEFTOVERS WERE SACRED,
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  • AND YOU ACTUALLY CLEANED YOUR PLATE TWICE.
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  • THE FIRST TIME YOU CLEANED IT
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  • WITH YOUR FORK, ATE EVERYTHING.
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  • SECOND TIME YOU CLEANED IT IN THE SINK.
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  • PROBABLY THE BIGGEST LESSON I LEARNED AT THAT DINNER TABLE
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  • WAS NOT JUST CLEANING YOUR PLATE,
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  • BUT THE WHY OF CLEANING YOUR PLATE THAT WE DON'T WASTE.
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  • THAT THERE'S NO GLUTTONY.
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  • THAT THERE IS, YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE
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  • WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU.
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  • I THINK THAT'S THE LESSON THAT WE LEARNED AT THE TABLE.
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  • I THINK IT WAS CALLED THE DAILY BREAD.
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  • THEY WOULD SELL THESE LITTLE BOOKLETS AT THE STORE,
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  • THE BOOK STORE. I'D GO TO LOGOS CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE,
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  • BACK IN THE DAY IT WAS CALLED RHEMA.
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  • THEY HAD ANOTHER ONE CALLED RHEMA,
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  • AND I WOULD GO TO THAT BOOKSTORE AND I'D BUY
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  • ALL THESE CHRISTIAN BOOKS AND CDS
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  • WHEN I WAS SO HUNGRY AS A YOUNG CHRISTIAN.
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  • AND I HAD THIS DAILY BREAD.
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  • AND I STUCK WITH THE DAILY BREAD FOR AWHILE.
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  • USUALLY I JUST WOULD READ THE COMMENTARY,
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  • THEN I WENT FROM THE COMMENTARY
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  • AND I ACTUALLY GRADUATED AND I STARTED READING
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  • ALL THE CHAPTERS THAT THEY OFFERED.
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  • IT WAS THE DAILY BREAD.
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  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS SAVED AS A CHRISTIAN
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  • AND I HAD THIS LITTLE POCKETBOOK BIBLE IN THE
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  • BACK OF MY POCKET WHEN I WAS WORKING FOR THE AIRLINES.
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  • IT WAS A LITTLE BIT LONGER, IT WAS A LITTLE BIT SKINNIER.
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  • I HAD IT RIGHT HERE.
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  • I CALLED IT MY DAGGER, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT?
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  • BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD IS A SWORD,
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  • IS A DUAL-EDGED SWORD,
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  • BUT THIS WAS MY LITTLE POCKETKNIFE,
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT?
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  • I HAD IT RIGHT HERE, IT WAS MY DAGGER.
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  • AND SO I HAD IT RIGHT HERE AND I WAS READING IT
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  • ON THE TRACTOR ONE DAY AND THIS PILOT WALKED BY
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  • AND APPARENTLY HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, I DIDN'T KNOW,
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  • AND HE GOES, HEY, YOU'RE READIN' THE GOOD BOOK.
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  • I'M LIKE, HUH?
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  • YEAH, THE GOOD BOOK, THAT'S THE GOOD BOOK.
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  • I'M LIKE, YEAH, YEAH.
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  • HE GOES, THE DAILY BREAD, THE GOOD BOOK.
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  • I'M LIKE, OKAY, ALL OF THE METAPHORS, I GOT IT.
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  • BUT HE WAS RIGHT, HE WAS RIGHT THAT I'D PICKED UP
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  • THE BREAD OF LIFE, I'D PICKED UP MY DAILY BREAD,
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  • I'D PICKED UP THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, BUT WHY?
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  • BECAUSE WE WANT TO PREPARE A MEAL
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  • THAT THE CHURCH IS THE TABLE,
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  • AND THE TABLE IS WHERE WE GIVE OUT SPIRITUAL FOOD.
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  • NOW THIS IS JUST TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR OWN DIET.
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  • THIS IS NOT YOUR MAIN DIET.
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  • WHAT DO YOU DO? I'M GONNA EAT ONLY ONCE A WEEK.
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  • I JUST EAT ONE TIME A WEEK, I COME TO CHURCH,
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  • I EAT ONE TIME A WEEK, NO! YOU'RE GONNA BE ANEMIC.
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  • YOU HAVE TO EAT EVERY DAY, AND SO YOU FEED YOURSELF.
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  • IF YOU'RE FEEDING YOURSELF, YOU'RE A SELF-FED CHRISTIAN,
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  • RIGHT? WHEN YOU'RE A SELF-FEEDING CHRISTIAN,
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  • YOU GROW MORE ON YOUR OWN AND YOU'RE NOT AS RELIANT AS
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  • ON A SUNDAY MORNING MESSAGE WHICH IS CRITICAL, IS CRITICAL,
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  • BUT WHAT'S EVEN MORE CRITICAL IS YOU'RE ADDING TO
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  • YOUR OWN DAILY DIET THAT YOU ARE READING THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • CAN I GET AN AMEN? -[AUDIENCE] AMEN!
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  • - SO AT THE TABLE, WE TAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE.
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  • WE PREPARE THE MEAL, SO LISA,
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  • OR IF YOU ARE THE HOST, WHOEVER YOU ARE,
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  • MALE OR FEMALE THAT YOU LOVE TO DO THE COOKING.
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  • I KNOW SOME MEN WHO DO ALL THE COOKING IN THEIR HOUSE.
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  • I KNOW MOST WOMEN DO THE COOKING,
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  • BUT SOME OF MY FRIENDS THEY DO ALL THE COOKING
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  • AND THEIR WIVES ARE SO BLESSED.
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  • ANYWAY, BUT I DON'T COOK ONLY WHEN I CAN, WHAT?
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  • ANYWAYS, MY WIFE'S LOOKING AT ME LIKE DON'T,
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  • WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? ANYWAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
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  • SO ANYWAYS, HERE IT IS.
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  • MY WIFE DOES SOME COOKING, BUT THERE'S GONNA BE TIMES
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  • THAT SHE'S NOT GONNA COOK ALL THE MEALS.
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  • WE'RE GONNA END UP HAVING A POTLUCK.
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  • BUT HERE'S THE THING.
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  • THAT THE TABLE IS WHERE FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONNECT.
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  • LOOK AT THAT.
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  • IT'S THE FUEL THAT WE RECEIVE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE
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  • TO DO THE WORK OF THE LORD.
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  • SO WHEN WE ARE SITTING DOWN AND WE ARE PREPARING A MESSAGE.
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  • CAN I JUST GIVE YOU A LITTLE PEAK INTO HOW WE PREP MESSAGES?
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU THINK, HOW DO YOU GUYS PICK MESSAGES?
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  • WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO?
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  • WHAT DO YOU GUYS, OH WE GO TO PASTORS.COM,
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  • DOWNLOAD IT, OH NO WE DON'T DO THAT.
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS] NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
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  • NO, WE DON'T DO THAT.
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  • WHAT WE DO IS WE JUST GET IN A ROOM
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  • AND WE HOLY SPIRIT BRAINSTORM THE ENTIRE YEAR.
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  • THE ENTIRE YEAR I'M ALREADY WRITING DOWN IDEAS.
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  • BECAUSE I DON'T WANNA PREACH THE SAME THING.
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  • I DON'T WANT IT TO BE BORING.
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  • I WANNA PREACH IT IN A COMPELLING AND A CREATIVE WAY.
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  • THAT WHEN YOU SHOW UP, YOU'RE GONNA WANNA EAT THAT.
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  • YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT YOU TO SAY,
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  • OH YOU'RE GONNA EAT IT AND YOU'RE GONNA LIKE IT, YOU KNOW?
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  • WE'RE NOT, I DON'T WANNA BE THAT CHURCH.
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  • OH YOU'RE GONNA DO IT THE WAY THAT WE LIKE AND..
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  • NAH, I WANNA SPICE IT UP.
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  • I WANNA ADD STUFF TO IT.
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  • I WANNA CREATE THE BONES, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
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  • I WANNA ADD ALL THE INGREDIENTS DURING THE WEEK,
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  • AND BY THE TIME IT'S SUNDAY OR SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
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  • IT'S SIMMERED LONG ENOUGH THAT YOU GOT YOURSELF A MEAL
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  • IN THAT THING, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
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  • IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT'S THROWN TOGETHER.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT'S HAPHAZARD.
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  • IT'S PLANNED WAY IN ADVANCE,
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  • LIKE A GOOD CHEF PLANS HIS MEALS.
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  • WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE GOING TO EAT.
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  • WE KNOW WEEKS AND MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
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  • THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SERVE,
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  • THIS IS HOW WE ARE GOING TO SERVE IT,
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  • AND THEN ALL THE EXTRA ELEMENTS GET ADDED IN.
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  • ALL THE EXTRA THINGS GET ADDED IN LATER ON.
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  • THIS MESSAGE, I'VE DONE THIS MESSAGE YEARS AGO,
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  • BUT NOT THIS EXACT MESSAGE.
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  • BUT SOME OF YOU WHO'VE BEEN WITH US FOR AWHILE
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  • AND THEY'RE LIKE, I KIND OF RECOGNIZE SOME ELEMENTS
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  • AND WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT. THAT'S WHAT WE DO.
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  • WE TAKE OUR TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE GONNA RECEIVE IT
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  • IN A WAY THAT IS PALATABLE.
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  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA GO, MAN I FEEL LIKE I'M GETTING FED
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  • EVERY TIME I COME TO INSPIRE CHURCH.
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  • THAT I COME THERE AND IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE JUST
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  • GIVING ME INFORMATION.
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  • THERE'S SOME REVELATION, THERE'S TRANSFORMATION,
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  • THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF HUMOR IN IT.
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  • NOT ON PURPOSE, IT'S JUST IF IT'S FUNNY, IT'S FUNNY,
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  • IF IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT.
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  • WE'RE JUST GONNA DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN, BECAUSE WHY?
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  • BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT OUR JOB IS
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  • TO BUILD UP THE BODY OF CHRIST,
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  • AND TO BRING SOME FEEDING IN THIS ERA.
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  • CAN I GET AN AMEN? -[AUDIENCE] AMEN.
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  • - AMEN, THANK YOU THANK YOU.
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  • I REMEMBER ONE TIME, LONG TIME AGO,
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  • I MEAN I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I SHOULD BRING THIS UP.
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  • SOMEBODY SAID TO ME, PASTOR I FEEL LIKE I'M NOT GETTING FED.
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  • I'M LIKE, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • DID I JUST HEAR YOU SAY THAT? [LAUGHS]
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  • SECOND OF ALL, UGH! WHAT? I TAKE THAT PERSONALLY.
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  • AND THEN I ASKED, I SAID, OKAY THAT'S OKAY.
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  • BUT LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION,
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  • WHAT ARE YOU FEASTING ON DURING THE WEEK?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU FEASTING ON DURING THE WEEK?
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  • ARE YOU FEASTING ON THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOOD FOR YOU?
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  • THAT YOUR EYES ARE RECEIVING,
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  • THAT YOUR EARS ARE HEARING,
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  • THAT YOUR MIND IS IMAGINING,
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  • THAT IS MAKING IT HARD FOR THIS MESSAGE
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  • TO GET ACROSS TO YOU.
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  • AND NUMBER TWO, ARE YOU A SELF-FEEDING CHRISTIAN?
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  • ARE YOU FEEDING YOURSELF AND ARE YOU PARTAKING
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  • OF THE WORD OF GOD YOURSELF?
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  • BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT
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  • BECAUSE THEN YOU'RE MORE RECEPTIVE TO
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  • RECEIVING THE WORD THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.
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  • NUMBER THREE, IT'S WHERE CONNECTIONS GROW STRONGER.
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  • BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER FORGES RELATIONSHIPS.
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  • EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE, WE ALL WOULD SWAP SNACKS
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  • AT THE TABLE WITH OUR FRIENDS.
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  • I DON'T WANNA EAT THAT SNACK PACK.
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  • YOU WANNA TRADE IT FOR THESE COOKIES? WE WOULD DO THAT.
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  • NUMBER FOUR, WHERE EVERYBODY CONTRIBUTES SOMETHING.
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  • THAT A TABLE IS WHERE EVERYBODY CONTRIBUTES SOMETHING,
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  • SO LIKE I SAID EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE
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  • THE CHURCH IS GONNA BE LIKE A POTLUCK.
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  • I THINK THE CHURCH IS LIKE A POTLUCK.
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  • OUR CHURCH IS BIGGER.
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  • WHEN WE FIRST STARTED, WE COULD DO ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS.
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  • WE USED TO DO THEM.
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  • I MISS THOSE DAYS, BUT I DON'T WANNA GO BACK.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
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  • YOU KNOW THOSE DAYS, THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS,
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  • BUT DON'T WANNA GO BACK.
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  • BECAUSE BACK THEN, IT WAS HOT, THERE WAS NO AC,
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  • IT WAS WAIKELE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, EVERYBODY.
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  • IT WAS HARD METAL LUAU CHAIRS.
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  • I'M THANKING GOD FOR THE COMFORT, HOW ABOUT YOU?
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  • -[AUDIENCE] YEAH! - YEAH, AMEN AMEN.
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  • BUT WE DON'T WANNA GET COMFORTABLE,
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  • BUT I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS.
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  • AND IN THOSE DAYS I REMEMBER THAT WE COULD DO
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  • CHURCH WIDE POTLUCKS.
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  • OH PASTOR, WE SHOULD HAVE CHURCH WIDE POTLUCK
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  • AND WE WOULD DO THE CHURCH WIDE POTLUCK,
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  • AND EVERYBODY WOULD BRING SOMETHING.
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  • THE CHURCH IS A LOT LIKE A POTLUCK.
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  • IF WE WERE TO CONSIDER THE CHURCH A POTLUCK,
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  • WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS EVERYBODY WOULD MAYBE BRING A DISH,
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  • AND I'D SAY, NO DON'T BUY THIS ONE, CAN YOU MAKE THIS ONE?
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  • EVERYBODY MADE SOMETHING.
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  • BE IT A RECIPE HANDED DOWN FROM A GRANDMA
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  • TO YOUR MOTHER THEN DOWN TO YOU.
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  • IT WOULD BE A DISH THAT WOULD REPRESENT HOW YOU WERE RAISED,
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  • WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU CAME FROM.
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  • YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOME OF YOUR NATIONALITY LIKE
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  • THIS IS OUR DISH, THIS IS WHAT OUR FAMILY DISHES.
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  • THIS IS WHAT MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER MADE
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  • AND THIS IS WHAT WE EAT. AND WE CONTRIBUTE THIS.
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  • AND IF EVERYBODY BROUGHT SOMETHING TO THE TABLE,
  • 00:08:07.080 --> 00:08:09.220
  • EVERYBODY CAN BRING SOMETHING.
  • 00:08:09.230 --> 00:08:11.110
  • YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE A DISH AT
  • 00:08:11.190 --> 00:08:12.220
  • THIS TIME IN YOUR LIFE, MAYBE YOU CAN BRING SOME FORKS,
  • 00:08:13.040 --> 00:08:14.070
  • MAYBE YOU CAN BRING SOME PAPER GOODS, MAYBE
  • 00:08:14.180 --> 00:08:16.020
  • YOU CAN BRING SOME DRINKS. BUT EVERYBODY COMES TO THE HOUSE
  • 00:08:16.140 --> 00:08:19.230
  • AND EVERYBODY BRINGS SOMETHING.
  • 00:08:20.030 --> 00:08:21.170
  • THE HOST WOULD SAY, OH NO PLEASE TAKE OFF YOUR SLIPPERS,
  • 00:08:21.290 --> 00:08:23.080
  • COME IN THE HOUSE, TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES,
  • 00:08:23.180 --> 00:08:24.170
  • NO SHOES IN THE HOUSE,
  • 00:08:24.240 --> 00:08:26.000
  • AND YOU COME INSIDE AND THERE'S A HAWAII POTLUCK, RIGHT.
  • 00:08:26.010 --> 00:08:27.170
  • YOU CAN TELL A HAWAII PARTY.
  • 00:08:27.180 --> 00:08:28.240
  • THERE'S SHOES ALL ON THE OUTSIDE.
  • 00:08:29.030 --> 00:08:31.260
  • ALL THE SHOES ON THE OUTSIDE,
  • 00:08:32.040 --> 00:08:33.020
  • SO GET OVER YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:08:33.130 --> 00:08:35.160
  • FEET, WHATEVER IT IS, IT'S ALL GOOD.
  • 00:08:35.240 --> 00:08:36.250
  • WE'RE ALL BAREFOOTED IN HAWAII, EVENTUALLY.
  • 00:08:37.040 --> 00:08:39.020
  • SO YOU COME INTO THE HOUSE, THE HOST IS SAYING YEAH YEAH,
  • 00:08:39.140 --> 00:08:42.050
  • PUT YOUR FOOD DOWN AND PUT YOUR FOOD DOWN
  • 00:08:42.060 --> 00:08:43.280
  • AND COME IN. AND HERE'S THE SALADS, AND OF COURSE
  • 00:08:44.080 --> 00:08:46.230
  • THE UTENSILS ARE OVER HERE, AND HERE'S THE SALADS.
  • 00:08:47.040 --> 00:08:48.070
  • HERE'S ALL THE CARBS, ALL THE STARCHES,
  • 00:08:48.180 --> 00:08:50.180
  • ALL RIGHT, HERE'S ALL THE MAIN DISHES,
  • 00:08:50.280 --> 00:08:52.180
  • THE CASSEROLES, THE CHILI, THE LASAGNAS,
  • 00:08:52.280 --> 00:08:55.210
  • THE FRIED CHICKEN, THE KOREAN CHICKEN, THE BEEF.
  • 00:08:56.030 --> 00:08:58.120
  • YOU KNOW IT GETS BETTER THE FURTHER YOU GO DOWN.
  • 00:08:58.230 --> 00:09:00.110
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. SO YOU JUST SKIP THAT STUFF.
  • 00:09:00.150 --> 00:09:01.290
  • YOU JUST COME STRAIGHT OVER HERE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:09:02.110 --> 00:09:04.190
  • THAT'S THE TRICK TO A BUFFET.
  • 00:09:04.200 --> 00:09:05.220
  • ANY BUFFET YOU GO TO IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:09:05.230 --> 00:09:07.220
  • THEY START YOU OFF WITH ALL THE FILLERS.
  • 00:09:07.230 --> 00:09:09.230
  • FORGET THE FILLERS, GO STRAIGHT TO THE MAIN STUFF, RIGHT?
  • 00:09:10.050 --> 00:09:12.270
  • THEN YOU GOT ALL THIS STUFF, YOU GOT ALL THIS FOOD.
  • 00:09:13.100 --> 00:09:14.290
  • OH, GREAT VARIETY.
  • 00:09:15.060 --> 00:09:16.060
  • IT'S A VARIETY, RIGHT?
  • 00:09:16.150 --> 00:09:19.070
  • IT'S A POTLUCK.
  • 00:09:19.150 --> 00:09:21.180
  • REPRESENTING DIFFERENT PEOPLE
  • 00:09:21.250 --> 00:09:22.180
  • FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:09:23.000 --> 00:09:24.240
  • AND THE THING IS IF EVERYBODY BRINGS SOMETHING
  • 00:09:25.050 --> 00:09:27.260
  • BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANNA BE THAT GUY THAT SHOWS UP
  • 00:09:27.270 --> 00:09:29.010
  • TO A POTLUCK EMPTY-HANDED.
  • 00:09:29.100 --> 00:09:31.080
  • ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU GROW UP, RIGHT?
  • 00:09:31.090 --> 00:09:33.000
  • YOUR PARENTS BROUGHT EVERYTHING,
  • 00:09:33.100 --> 00:09:34.020
  • NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO BRING A DISH.
  • 00:09:34.100 --> 00:09:35.040
  • BRING A DISH, DON'T BE FREELOADING.
  • 00:09:35.150 --> 00:09:37.230
  • ANYWAY, YOU COME IN AND THEN THEY GO, THEY PRAY.
  • 00:09:37.240 --> 00:09:41.140
  • AND THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN GO FIRST.
  • 00:09:41.250 --> 00:09:44.010
  • WELL, MOST OF THE TIME, THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.
  • 00:09:44.020 --> 00:09:46.020
  • I KNOW, SOMETIMES I WISH, NEVER MIND MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
  • 00:09:46.150 --> 00:09:48.190
  • SO WOMEN AND CHILDREN GO FIRST.
  • 00:09:48.260 --> 00:09:51.000
  • THEN ALL THE DADS THEIR TURN.
  • 00:09:51.100 --> 00:09:52.080
  • ALL THE MEN, THEY COME UP AFTER THAT.
  • 00:09:52.160 --> 00:09:54.040
  • THEY SEE ALL THE LITTLE KIDS, HEY GO EASY ON THAT PORK.
  • 00:09:54.160 --> 00:09:56.050
  • YEAH, LEAVE SOME FOR THE DADS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:09:56.160 --> 00:09:59.080
  • RAW FISH NOT GOOD FOR YOU. YOUR MAMA NEVER TELL YOU THAT?
  • 00:09:59.200 --> 00:10:00.260
  • RAW FISH IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU, MOVE ON MOVE ON MOVE ON.
  • 00:10:00.270 --> 00:10:03.290
  • YOU'LL GET TRICHINOSIS FROM THAT THING.
  • 00:10:04.100 --> 00:10:05.270
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS] THAT'S FROM PORK, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:10:06.060 --> 00:10:09.040
  • SO ANYWAY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN GO.
  • 00:10:09.110 --> 00:10:12.060
  • EVERYBODY BROUGHT SOMETHING, DADS COME THROUGH IT.
  • 00:10:12.070 --> 00:10:14.190
  • AND THEN HERE'S THE THING, IF EVERYBODY BRINGS SOMETHING,
  • 00:10:15.010 --> 00:10:16.190
  • THERE'S ROOM ENOUGH FOR SECONDS,
  • 00:10:16.200 --> 00:10:18.180
  • IF EVERYBODY BRINGS SOMETHING.
  • 00:10:18.260 --> 00:10:20.280
  • BUT EVEN BETTER YET, IF EVERYBODY BRINGS SOMETHING,
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:23.040
  • YOU GOING HOME WITH SOME EXTRA FOOD.
  • 00:10:23.150 --> 00:10:25.200
  • 'CAUSE YOU KNOW IN HAWAII, I'VE ALREADY SAID THIS, RIGHT.
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:27.050
  • I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, IN HAWAII AT A POTLUCK,
  • 00:10:27.160 --> 00:10:30.030
  • YOU KNOW IT'S A GOOD POTLUCK WHEN THE HOST SAYS
  • 00:10:30.150 --> 00:10:33.150
  • AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, MAKE...
  • 00:10:33.250 --> 00:10:36.040
  • -[AUDIENCE] A PLATE!
  • 00:10:36.110 --> 00:10:37.160
  • - WHAT? -[AUDIENCE] A PLATE!
  • 00:10:37.250 --> 00:10:39.050
  • - A PLATE, MAKE PLATE!
  • 00:10:39.060 --> 00:10:40.180
  • WE DON'T EVEN SAY THE WORD A, WE JUST SAY MAKE PLATE.
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:43.190
  • MAKE PLATE, MAKE PLATE, MAKE PLATE.
  • 00:10:44.000 --> 00:10:46.080
  • OH NAH NAH. IN HAWAII WE SAY NO TWICE.
  • 00:10:46.160 --> 00:10:48.290
  • WE WAITING FOR YOU TO ASK A THIRD TIME SO WE CAN SAY YES.
  • 00:10:49.110 --> 00:10:52.010
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:10:52.060 --> 00:10:53.040
  • SOME OF YOU GUYS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASK TWICE.
  • 00:10:53.150 --> 00:10:54.170
  • YOU'RE LIKE OH.
  • 00:10:54.250 --> 00:10:55.290
  • BUT OVER HERE, WE SAY NO TWICE.
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:58.090
  • THE OBLIGATORY NO TWICE.
  • 00:10:58.160 --> 00:11:00.110
  • OKAY, THAT'S WHY. HEY, YOU WANNA MAKE PLATE?
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:02.020
  • NAH NAH NAH, GO ON.
  • 00:11:02.030 --> 00:11:03.110
  • OH YOU SURE, YOU SURE, YOU SHOULD MAKE PLATE.
  • 00:11:03.220 --> 00:11:04.260
  • COME ON, MAKE PLATE. NAH NAH NAH NAH.
  • 00:11:05.070 --> 00:11:07.080
  • MAKE A PLATE. ALL RIGHT, OKAY.
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:09.070
  • THAT'S WHAT WE DO, RIGHT?
  • 00:11:09.080 --> 00:11:10.290
  • SO THEN YOU GO OVER AND YOU TELL YOUR WIFE,
  • 00:11:11.000 --> 00:11:13.000
  • BABE, BABE, BABE, KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN, GRAB SOME.
  • 00:11:13.010 --> 00:11:15.030
  • THE KALBI RIGHT OVER THERE. THE KOREANS CAME TODAY.
  • 00:11:15.130 --> 00:11:17.220
  • ANYWAY, BABE BABE BABE BABE, THE CHOW FUN NOODLES, GET 'EM.
  • 00:11:18.040 --> 00:11:21.030
  • BABE BABE, DON'T FORGET THE MAC SALAD, THE MAC SALAD, RIGHT?
  • 00:11:21.170 --> 00:11:23.280
  • AND THEN, YOU GET THE FOIL, YOU COVER IT UP, RIGHT?
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:26.290
  • AND THEN YOUR HOST HANDS YOU BACK YOUR CLEAN CASSEROLE.
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:30.090
  • IT'S ALL CLEAN, THE ONE THAT YOU BROUGHT
  • 00:11:30.100 --> 00:11:31.220
  • EVERYBODY WIPED IT OUT.
  • 00:11:31.230 --> 00:11:33.130
  • 'CAUSE YOU BROUGHT SOMETHING EVERYBODY SAID,
  • 00:11:33.220 --> 00:11:34.270
  • I WANT A LITTLE BIT OF YOURS. I WANNA TAKE SOME OF YOURS.
  • 00:11:35.090 --> 00:11:36.080
  • AND WHEN YOU GO HOME,
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:37.120
  • YOU GO HOME WITH A CLEAN CASSEROLE DISH
  • 00:11:37.220 --> 00:11:39.030
  • AND IN A PLATE WITH A FOIL ON TOP
  • 00:11:39.120 --> 00:11:41.220
  • MORE AND DIFFERENT THAN WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVED.
  • 00:11:42.030 --> 00:11:44.170
  • THAT'S HOW THE CHURCH IS SUPPOSED TO BE!
  • 00:11:44.270 --> 00:11:46.260
  • [AUDIENCE AGREEING]
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:48.020
  • THE CHURCH IS LIKE A POTLUCK. CAN I GET A AMEN?
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:49.220
  • [AUDIENCE CLAPS]
  • 00:11:49.280 --> 00:11:52.030
  • BUT THIS GREAT POTLUCK THAT GOD HAS GIVEN INSPIRE CHURCH,
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:55.020
  • IT HAPPENS BECAUSE AT THE FIRST POINT IS WE GOTTA UNDERSTAND
  • 00:11:55.140 --> 00:11:57.270
  • THAT THERE'S DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHAIRS IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:11:58.080 --> 00:12:00.230
  • THERE'S THREE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHAIRS.
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:02.100
  • THREE CHAIRS, THREE TYPES, THREE TYPES.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:07.070
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE PRAY FOR EVERY SEAT
  • 00:12:07.190 --> 00:12:08.260
  • BEFORE YOU COME IN, EVERY WEEKEND, EVERY SEAT.
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:11.200
  • WE PRAY FOR EVERY CHAIR.
  • 00:12:11.290 --> 00:12:13.100
  • WE DON'T GO, OH I PRAY THIS CHAIR,
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:14.270
  • THE VELOUR ON THIS CHAIR, MAY IT BE GOOD IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:18.190
  • NO WE DON'T PRAY FOR THE CHAIR,
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:20.030
  • WE PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GONNA SIT IN THE CHAIR.
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:21.290
  • [LAUGHS] OH LORD, I PRAY FOR THAT PERSON,
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:23.260
  • WHOEVER'S SITTING HERE IN THE NAME OF JESUS,
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:25.140
  • GOD I PRAY THAT YOU'LL SPEAK TO THEM
  • 00:12:25.240 --> 00:12:27.200
  • SO LOUD AND CLEAR, LORD GOD, WE'RE WALKING THROUGH IT.
  • 00:12:27.210 --> 00:12:29.040
  • INTERCESSORS, STAFF MEMBERS, EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:32.130
  • BEFORE CHURCH STARTS.
  • 00:12:32.200 --> 00:12:33.200
  • GOD, I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GIVE THEM A REVELATION.
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:35.080
  • GOD, I PRAY THAT WHOEVER SITS IN HERE,
  • 00:12:35.190 --> 00:12:36.230
  • FATHER THAT THEY WOULD COME ALIVE, LORD.
  • 00:12:37.040 --> 00:12:38.080
  • I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD HEAL EVERY HURT, GOD,
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.110
  • YOU'D AWAKEN EVERY DREAM.
  • 00:12:40.190 --> 00:12:41.260
  • THIS ARE THE THINGS WE PRAY OVER SINGLE SEAT.
  • 00:12:42.050 --> 00:12:44.120
  • WE TRY NOT TO GO THROUGH IT TOO QUICK.
  • 00:12:44.200 --> 00:12:46.020
  • WE DON'T GO LIKE [SPEAKS IN TONGUES], YOU KNOW.
  • 00:12:46.140 --> 00:12:49.020
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS] [SPEAKS IN TONGUES]
  • 00:12:49.030 --> 00:12:50.250
  • I DON'T THINK THAT COUNTS.
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.230
  • IT COUNTS, IT COUNTS, IT DOES COUNT, IT DOES COUNT.
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:53.290
  • WE TRY TO TAKE OUR TIME.
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:55.180
  • BELIEVING THAT THAT SEED IS PRECIOUS.
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:58.110
  • THAT PEOPLE PAID GOOD MONEY,
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:12:59.160
  • NOT BECAUSE WE WANT GOOD SEATS BUT BECAUSE
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:01.130
  • A SOUL WOULD SIT THERE.
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:03.280
  • WOULD NEED TO RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:03.290 --> 00:13:08.030
  • SO NOW WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS THREE KINDS OF CHAIRS,
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:10.120
  • NUMBER ONE, THE FIRST CHAIR IS THE CHAIR OF THE,
  • 00:13:10.130 --> 00:13:13.240
  • WHAT I WOULD CALL, OR WHAT ED YOUNG CALLS,
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:17.150
  • THE CHAIR OF THE SEEKER.
  • 00:13:17.210 --> 00:13:19.180
  • THIS IS THE PERSON THAT'S COME TO CHURCH
  • 00:13:19.190 --> 00:13:21.210
  • FOR ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES IN A LONG TIME
  • 00:13:22.010 --> 00:13:23.160
  • OR NEVER BEFORE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:25.070
  • THAT THEY SIT IN THIS CHAIR, THAT THEY'RE NERVOUS,
  • 00:13:25.080 --> 00:13:27.260
  • THEY'RE INTERESTED. YOU PAID MONEY TO GET HERE.
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:31.250
  • YOU BRIBED THEM, YOU PRAYED FOR THEM,
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:34.170
  • YOU SAID COME ON COUSIN, IF YOU COME I'LL GO TO YOUR CHURCH.
  • 00:13:35.010 --> 00:13:36.280
  • OR IF YOU WANT, I'LL DO SOMETHING WITH YOU.
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:39.010
  • I'LL HELP YOU CLEAN YOUR YARD, WHATEVER.
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:40.240
  • AND YOUR BROTHER, YOUR SISTER, WHOEVER THEY ARE.
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:44.050
  • SOMETHING WAS GOING ON IN THEIR LIFE
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:45.210
  • THAT MADE YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WERE GONNA INVITE THEM
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:47.200
  • AND BRING THEM BECAUSE YOU KNEW IF THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:13:48.010 --> 00:13:49.160
  • JUST GET 'EM TO CHURCH,
  • 00:13:49.220 --> 00:13:50.260
  • JUST GET 'EM IN THIS ATMOSPHERE, THIS ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:13:51.070 --> 00:13:53.150
  • THAT THEY WOULD HEAR THE WORD,
  • 00:13:53.160 --> 00:13:54.210
  • THE WORSHIP WORDS WOULD SPEAK TO THEM.
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:56.060
  • THAT THEY WOULD SEE THE PEOPLE,
  • 00:13:56.160 --> 00:13:57.280
  • THAT THEY WOULDN'T BE INTIMIDATED,
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:13:59.080
  • THAT THEY WOULD COME HERE,
  • 00:13:59.160 --> 00:14:00.130
  • THAT YOU DID EVERYTHING THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:02.070
  • TO BRING SOMEBODY, PICK THEM UP EVEN,
  • 00:14:02.180 --> 00:14:04.230
  • TO BRING THEM TO CHURCH AND HERE THEY ARE
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:06.170
  • SEATED IN CHAIR NUMBER ONE.
  • 00:14:06.180 --> 00:14:08.220
  • CHAIR NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE INTERESTED.
  • 00:14:09.030 --> 00:14:10.170
  • CHAIR NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE COLLECTING DATA.
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:12.260
  • CHAIR NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE WONDERING DO I FIT?
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:14.200
  • DO THEY LIKE ME? HOW DO I LIKE THAT GUY?
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:17.090
  • HOW AM I RECEIVING THIS?
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.250
  • AND YOU WHO BROUGHT SOMEONE WHO'S NOW SITTING
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:21.230
  • IN CHAIR NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:23.030
  • YOU SAY, OH PASTOR YOU BETTER BE GOOD TODAY.
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:24.070
  • OH GOD, I PRAY HE DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING CRAZY.
  • 00:14:24.180 --> 00:14:27.140
  • OH LORD, HELP PASTOR MIKE TO FILTER HIS THOUGHTS, GOD.
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:31.030
  • YOU KNOW, WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:32.210
  • YOU'RE CRINGING, BUT YOU'RE LIKE YES. YOU'RE SUPER EXCITED.
  • 00:14:33.030 --> 00:14:34.260
  • SOME OF YOU ARE LIKE, MAN YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS GUY.
  • 00:14:35.080 --> 00:14:36.070
  • THIS GUY'S NUTS, YOU KNOW HE' NOT LIKE, HE'S CRAZY
  • 00:14:36.180 --> 00:14:38.140
  • BUT YOU'RE GONNA LOVE HIM.
  • 00:14:38.230 --> 00:14:39.270
  • YOU KNOW, ALL YOU DOING THAT OR WHO'S THE GUEST SPEAKER?
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:41.190
  • OH, THAT GUY'S AMAZING.
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:42.210
  • I DON'T CARE, WHOEVER'S SPEAKING.
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:44.030
  • WHOEVER SPEAKS AT INSPIRE CHURCH, IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:14:44.130 --> 00:14:45.220
  • DOESN'T MATTER WHO IT IS, GOD IS IN THE HOUSE.
  • 00:14:46.030 --> 00:14:48.090
  • WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:14:48.140 --> 00:14:49.150
  • BUT YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE WHO IS SITTING HERE,
  • 00:14:49.240 --> 00:14:51.160
  • SOCIOLOGISTS, CHRISTIANS SOCIOLOGISTS SAY
  • 00:14:51.170 --> 00:14:53.190
  • THAT EITHER THEY'RE A NOMAD, THEY'RE A PRODIGAL,
  • 00:14:53.200 --> 00:14:56.150
  • THEY'RE IN EXILE, WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:14:56.240 --> 00:14:58.160
  • A NOMAD, SOMEONE WHO'S DRIFTED AWAY
  • 00:14:58.170 --> 00:14:59.250
  • FROM THE FAITH A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:01.120
  • GROWN UP IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:15:01.210 --> 00:15:03.110
  • GONE OFF SOMEWHERE, COLLEGE OR TURNED 18, TURNED 21,
  • 00:15:03.120 --> 00:15:07.070
  • GOT SOME FREEDOM, NOMADIC, DRIFTING.
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:10.230
  • BUT YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR THEM AND HERE THEY ARE.
  • 00:15:11.050 --> 00:15:12.240
  • THEY'RE IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:14.020
  • THE PRODIGAL, WE ALL THE KNOW THE PRODIGAL.
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:15.180
  • THE PRODIGAL TURNED AWAY FROM THE FATHER,
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:17.230
  • WENT IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION
  • 00:15:18.000 --> 00:15:19.070
  • DECIDED TO GET HIS INHERITANCE TOO EARLY.
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:21.200
  • SOME OF YOU ARE PRODIGALS IN THIS PLACE
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:23.210
  • SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT.
  • 00:15:23.220 --> 00:15:24.220
  • I WAS ONE OF THEM.
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:26.080
  • I WAS A PRODIGAL SLASH NOMAD WHEN I FIRST CAME TO CHRIST
  • 00:15:26.200 --> 00:15:29.110
  • AT THE AGE OF 21.
  • 00:15:29.160 --> 00:15:30.200
  • MY FRIEND BRANDON SAID YOU GOTTA COME TO CHURCH,
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:32.070
  • KEPT BUGGING ME,
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:33.130
  • SAW EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:34.240
  • MY LIFE WAS LIKE THIS, IT WAS GOING LIKE THIS.
  • 00:15:35.050 --> 00:15:36.110
  • IT WAS ONCE GOING LIKE THIS, THEN IT STARTED GOING LIKE THIS
  • 00:15:36.120 --> 00:15:38.280
  • BECAUSE OF MY CHOICES AND THEN
  • 00:15:39.050 --> 00:15:40.130
  • SOME DECISIONS THAT HAD BEEN MADE
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:41.240
  • THAT I HAD NO CONTROL OVER.
  • 00:15:41.250 --> 00:15:43.170
  • AND HERE I WAS.
  • 00:15:43.250 --> 00:15:45.220
  • I DIDN'T WANNA GO, BUT HE KEPT TELLING ME I SHOULD COME.
  • 00:15:46.050 --> 00:15:50.090
  • HE KEPT EXPLAINING IT TO ME
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:51.240
  • AND EXPRESSING THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE.
  • 00:15:52.050 --> 00:15:53.140
  • AND I WHO GREW UP WITH A RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND,
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:56.130
  • DIDN'T HAVE A DESIRE FOR THAT
  • 00:15:56.210 --> 00:15:57.290
  • BUT WHEN HE STARTED TO TALK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:16:00.060
  • I SAID I GOTTA GIVE IT A SHOT.
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:01.170
  • HE SAID JUST COME ONE TIME, JUST COME ONE TIME.
  • 00:16:01.180 --> 00:16:02.230
  • IF YOU JUST COME ONE TIME,
  • 00:16:03.020 --> 00:16:04.000
  • I WON'T ASK YOU AGAIN IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:06.160
  • I SAID I'MA GET YOU OFF MY BACK IF I GO ONE TIME,
  • 00:16:06.270 --> 00:16:09.010
  • HE SAYS, YES I'LL GET OFF YOUR BACK OVER THIS.
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:11.130
  • I SAID, ALL RIGHT I'LL GO.
  • 00:16:11.220 --> 00:16:13.100
  • BUT HE GOES, BESIDES IF YOU COME I'LL BUY YOU BREAKFAST.
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:14.260
  • AND YOU ALL KNOW THE HISTORY.
  • 00:16:14.270 --> 00:16:16.140
  • THE POWER OF BACON, WHAT THAT CAN DO TO A MAN'S LIFE, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.000
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS] SO I WENT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:20.290
  • I WAS SEATED IN CHAIR NUMBER ONE.
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:23.000
  • SOME OF YOU IN HERE TODAY ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR PRODIGAL.
  • 00:16:23.120 --> 00:16:25.210
  • PRAYING FOR YOUR SON, YOUR DAUGHTER,
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:27.150
  • A LOVED ONE THAT YOU ARE VERY NEAR TO,
  • 00:16:27.160 --> 00:16:29.210
  • AND HERE THEY ARE TODAY.
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:30.200
  • THEY'RE SEATED IN CHAIR NUMBER ONE.
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.010
  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT WE'VE DONE SO MUCH, SO MUCH
  • 00:16:32.020 --> 00:16:36.120
  • FOR THE FIRST CHAIR.
  • 00:16:36.130 --> 00:16:38.030
  • SO MUCH THAT WE EVEN HAVE CHANGED STYLES IN 18 YEARS,
  • 00:16:38.130 --> 00:16:45.020
  • CHANGED APPROACHES IN 18 YEARS BECAUSE JESUS TALKED
  • 00:16:45.130 --> 00:16:50.060
  • ABOUT THE 99 THAT WERE ALREADY IN THE HOUSE.
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:52.140
  • HE SAID, I GOTTA GO AFTER THE ONE.
  • 00:16:52.230 --> 00:16:54.150
  • WE ARE THE CHURCH THAT GOES AFTER THE ONE,
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:56.050
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:16:56.120 --> 00:16:57.120
  • AND NOT JUST THE 99 THAT ARE HERE.
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:59.030
  • THE 99 ARE SAFE, WE'RE GOING AFTER THE ONE.
  • 00:16:59.120 --> 00:17:02.010
  • THIS IS THAT FIRST CHAIR, THAT FIRST CHAIR.
  • 00:17:02.020 --> 00:17:03.270
  • THE EXILES, THE EXILES COULD BE PEOPLE WHO MAYBE
  • 00:17:04.090 --> 00:17:07.060
  • HAVE GONE OFF AND THEY DON'T THINK THEY CAN COME BACK.
  • 00:17:07.190 --> 00:17:10.240
  • THEY DON'T THINK THAT FOR SOME REASON,
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:12.040
  • THEY WOULDN'T BE ACCEPTED HOME OR WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:17:12.150 --> 00:17:14.050
  • MAYBE THEY HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE
  • 00:17:14.140 --> 00:17:16.020
  • WITH ANOTHER FAITH COMMUNITY,
  • 00:17:16.100 --> 00:17:17.180
  • OR MAYBE IN THEIR OWN FAMILY
  • 00:17:17.190 --> 00:17:19.040
  • AND THEY HAD A ROUGH TIME SAYING
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:20.080
  • I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN GO THERE AGAIN.
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:21.280
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE GOT ROOM FOR PRODIGALS
  • 00:17:22.090 --> 00:17:24.280
  • AND NOMADS AND EXILES.
  • 00:17:25.050 --> 00:17:27.120
  • THAT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU'RE FROM.
  • 00:17:27.240 --> 00:17:29.140
  • THE LABEL DOESN'T MATTER TO US.
  • 00:17:29.240 --> 00:17:30.130
  • WE DON'T REALLY CARE.
  • 00:17:30.200 --> 00:17:31.160
  • ALL WE CARE IS THAT YOU HAVE A SOUL.
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:33.240
  • AND WHEN YOU WALK INTO THIS PLACE,
  • 00:17:34.040 --> 00:17:35.030
  • THAT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE FOUND A HOME.
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:36.240
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE, NO MATTER HOW BAD IT'S BEEN
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:39.250
  • THAT YOU CAN SIT IN THIS SEAT KNOWING THAT NOBODY ELSE
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:42.100
  • IS LOOKING AT YOU, JUDGING YOU, AND NOBODY DID THAT TO ME.
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:45.000
  • I WAS SCARED WHEN I WALKED IN 'CAUSE I WAS SINGLE PARENT.
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:47.220
  • AND I HAD HAD MY DAUGHTER SHE WAS TWO YEARS OLD,
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:49.170
  • AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON IN PEOPLE'S MINDS
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:52.110
  • WHEN I WALKED IN WHEN COURTNEY WAS ONLY TWO.
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:54.030
  • THAT WAS 30 YEARS AGO, AND I WALKED INTO CHURCH
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:56.170
  • AND I WAS LIKE, I WONDER IF I'M GONNA GET JUDGED
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:57.270
  • FOR THE WAY THAT I LOOK, THE WAY THAT'S GOING ON,
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:17:59.210
  • WHATEVER IT IS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.240
  • I NEEDED GOD MORE THEN, I DIDN'T REALLY CARE.
  • 00:18:02.060 --> 00:18:03.180
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, NOBODY DID, NOBODY DID.
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:06.100
  • BECAUSE WHY?
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:07.110
  • THE CHURCH IS FRIENDLY, IT WAS FRIENDLY.
  • 00:18:07.220 --> 00:18:09.030
  • IT WASN'T ONE OF THOSE OVERLY FRIENDLY CHURCHES
  • 00:18:09.120 --> 00:18:10.250
  • THAT KINDA WIG YOU OUT, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:12.120
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:13.240
  • I DON'T WANNA BE THAT CHURCH.
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:16.040
  • BUT IT WAS OPEN, IT WAS RECEPTIVE, IT WAS HOSPITALITY.
  • 00:18:16.160 --> 00:18:23.100
  • IT WAS, DOESN'T MATTER, DOESN'T MATTER YOU'RE ONE OF US.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:26.090
  • YOU'RE ON THE WAY, AND WE'RE ALL ON THE JOURNEY TOO.
  • 00:18:26.210 --> 00:18:28.240
  • AND THAT'S THE CHAIR THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHAIR
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:32.140
  • IN A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 00:18:32.220 --> 00:18:34.110
  • AND IT'S A HIGH PRIORITY AT INSPIRE CHURCH,
  • 00:18:34.210 --> 00:18:36.220
  • CHAIR NUMBER ONE.
  • 00:18:36.230 --> 00:18:37.280
  • CHAIR NUMBER TWO IS THE GROWING CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.170
  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT. SOMEONE THAT RECEIVES JESUS.
  • 00:18:39.180 --> 00:18:42.010
  • CHAIR NUMBER THREE IS THE MATURING CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:18:42.120 --> 00:18:43.210
  • A LOT OF YOU YOU'RE IN THIS CHAIR TODAY.
  • 00:18:44.010 --> 00:18:45.230
  • I'LL TALK ABOUT YOU IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:48.020
  • BUT I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SEATED IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:18:48.160 --> 00:18:50.090
  • THAT YOU'VE MATURED, YOU'VE GROWN.
  • 00:18:50.100 --> 00:18:52.160
  • YOU MIGHT BE OLDER, YOU MIGHT BE NOT.
  • 00:18:52.260 --> 00:18:54.170
  • YOU MIGHT NOT BE. DOESN'T MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE.
  • 00:18:54.180 --> 00:18:56.170
  • AGE DOESN'T MATTER TO SIT IN THE CHAIR
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:59.060
  • OF THE MATURING BELIEVER.
  • 00:18:59.070 --> 00:19:00.200
  • BUT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THAT EVERY CHURCH SHOULD HAVE
  • 00:19:00.280 --> 00:19:02.100
  • A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP OR A MOUNT OF CHAIR NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:05.290
  • CHAIR NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:06.280
  • CHAIR NUMBER THREE.
  • 00:19:06.290 --> 00:19:08.060
  • IMAGINE IF YOU GOT ALL CHAIR NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:09.190
  • ALL PEOPLE SEEKING JESUS,
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:10.260
  • ALL PEOPLE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:12.100
  • THEY COME IN HERE, HANDS UP, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:14.030
  • THIS CHAIR, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CALL THAT?
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:15.100
  • YOU CALL THAT A YOUTH GROUP.
  • 00:19:15.180 --> 00:19:17.040
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:19:17.050 --> 00:19:18.080
  • THAT'S A YOUTH GROUP.
  • 00:19:18.090 --> 00:19:19.220
  • THEY ALL DON'T KNOW YET, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:21.160
  • BUT THEY TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:22.110
  • MOST OF 'EM, NOT ALL OF 'EM.
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:24.250
  • THIS CHAIR NUMBER TWO, THIS IS REALLY GOOD.
  • 00:19:24.260 --> 00:19:26.270
  • YOU'RE ON FIRE WITH THESE TWO CHAIRS.
  • 00:19:27.080 --> 00:19:29.160
  • BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE WISDOM OF THE ELDERS,
  • 00:19:29.170 --> 00:19:33.100
  • IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ALL ABOUT GRAY HAIR AND WRINKLES.
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:36.080
  • THE WISDOM OF THE ELDERS,
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:37.240
  • PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN WITH YOU FOR ABOUT FIVE, TEN YEARS
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:40.270
  • WHO SEEK AFTER GOD AND HIS WISDOM AND LOVE THE CHURCH, MAN.
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:45.110
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.
  • 00:19:45.180 --> 00:19:46.220
  • BUT IF YOU GO TO CHURCH ONLY WITH THIS AND NONE OF THAT,
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:51.070
  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE AROUND FOR AWHILE.
  • 00:19:51.080 --> 00:19:53.130
  • SO NUMBER ONE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTENTIONALITY.
  • 00:19:53.240 --> 00:19:56.240
  • WE WANNA BE INTENTIONAL IN THIS CHURCH, INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:59.270
  • AND HERE'S OUR INTENTIONALITY.
  • 00:19:59.280 --> 00:20:01.010
  • NUMBER ONE, IT'S THE INVITATION.
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:03.010
  • THE INVITATION, THE INVITATION IS INTENTIONAL
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:06.040
  • THAT WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL ARE OPENING OUR
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:10.260
  • HEARTS TO PEOPLE THAT THE INVITATION.
  • 00:20:10.270 --> 00:20:12.260
  • YOU KNOW, I WANNA HELP YOU MAKE AN INVITATION.
  • 00:20:13.080 --> 00:20:16.240
  • INVITE SOMEONE, INVITE SOMEONE.
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:18.200
  • YOU KNOW, WE GOT SOME CARDS ON THE OUTSIDE,
  • 00:20:18.290 --> 00:20:20.050
  • I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR CARDS ON THE OUTSIDE.
  • 00:20:20.060 --> 00:20:22.120
  • WE MADE CARDS FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:24.120
  • SEE THESE CARDS RIGHT HERE?
  • 00:20:24.130 --> 00:20:25.220
  • HERE, I GET INVITATIONS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:29.130
  • HERE'S A GRADUATION PARTY THAT WAS YESTERDAY I WENT TO IT.
  • 00:20:29.250 --> 00:20:32.220
  • HERE IS A ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY I MISSED IT.
  • 00:20:33.030 --> 00:20:35.260
  • THAT WAS LAST MONTH, JULY 20.
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:38.140
  • HERE IS A INVITATION TO A WEDDING ON AUGUST
  • 00:20:38.230 --> 00:20:42.240
  • IN ABOUT A FEW DAYS AT THE FOUR SEASONS,
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:44.200
  • I'M DEFINITELY GOING TO THAT ONE.
  • 00:20:44.290 --> 00:20:46.040
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:49.080
  • AND YOU GET INVITES.
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:51.260
  • BUT LET ME TELL YOU [LAUGHS],
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:55.030
  • WE GOT INVITE CARDS, TOO.
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:57.220
  • AND THE INVITE CARD IS OFTEN A WAY
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:20:59.210
  • THAT YOU PUT 'EM IN YOUR CAR,
  • 00:20:59.290 --> 00:21:00.280
  • OR YOU PUT 'EM IN YOUR WALLET,
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:01.280
  • YOU PUT 'EM IN YOUR PURSE,
  • 00:21:02.060 --> 00:21:03.030
  • AND IT'S A WAY OF KIND OF BREAKING THE ICE.
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:04.250
  • OF SAYING HEY, YOU'RE TALKING AND SAY
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:06.200
  • HEY, I WANNA INVITE YOU
  • 00:21:06.260 --> 00:21:07.210
  • JUST TO GO, HEY WANNA COME TO CHURCH,
  • 00:21:08.010 --> 00:21:09.270
  • WANNA COME TO CHURCH, WANNA COME TO CHURCH.
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:11.090
  • REMEMBER AT THE AIRPORTS, REMEMBER AT THE AIRPORTS,
  • 00:21:11.200 --> 00:21:13.040
  • AT THE AIRPORTS BACK IN THE DAY, RIGHT?
  • 00:21:13.150 --> 00:21:15.180
  • I MEAN, GOD BLESS THEM BUT THEY WERE LIKE,
  • 00:21:16.000 --> 00:21:17.180
  • THEY DROP THAT, THAT'S A DONATION CARD.
  • 00:21:17.260 --> 00:21:19.250
  • THAT'S A DONATION CARD, DONATION CARD.
  • 00:21:20.050 --> 00:21:22.090
  • FIVE MINUTES THEY'D SWING BACK,
  • 00:21:22.100 --> 00:21:27.270
  • NOTHING [BLOWS AIR OUT]
  • 00:21:28.050 --> 00:21:28.290
  • [BLOWS AIR OUT] NOTHING, ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:32.050
  • REMEMBER THOSE DAYS?
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:34.040
  • CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE.
  • 00:21:34.110 --> 00:21:36.080
  • BUT YOU CAN HAND OUT AN INVITATION AND YOU CAN DO THAT.
  • 00:21:36.200 --> 00:21:39.130
  • BECAUSE LET ME GIVE YOU THE PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:40.200
  • I WANTED TO READ TO YOU.
  • 00:21:40.210 --> 00:21:41.280
  • THE INVITE, IN LUKE CHAPTER 14 VERSE 15,
  • 00:21:42.050 --> 00:21:44.200
  • HEARING THIS A MAN SITTING AT THE TABLE WITH JESUS
  • 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:47.160
  • EXCLAIMED, WHAT A BLESSING IT WILL BE TO ATTEND THE BANQUET
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:50.140
  • IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:21:50.200 --> 00:21:52.170
  • JESUS REPLIED WITH A STORY.
  • 00:21:52.250 --> 00:21:54.140
  • A MAN PREPARED A GREAT FEAST AND SENT OUT MANY INVITATIONS.
  • 00:21:54.260 --> 00:21:58.230
  • AND WHEN THE BANQUET WAS READY HE SENT HIS SERVANT
  • 00:21:58.240 --> 00:22:01.050
  • TO TELL THE GUESTS COME THE BANQUET IS READY.
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:04.090
  • BUT THEY ALL BEGAN MAKING EXCUSES.
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:06.250
  • ONE SAID, I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A FIELD AND MUST INSPECT IT.
  • 00:22:07.070 --> 00:22:10.210
  • PLEASE EXCUSE ME. THAT'S A LAME EXCUSE.
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:13.010
  • I JUST BOUGHT A FIELD AND NOW I GOTTA INSPECT IT.
  • 00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:15.050
  • BROTHER, YOU INSPECT THE FIELD BEFORE YOU BUY THE FIELD.
  • 00:22:15.170 --> 00:22:17.230
  • YOU GOT IT BACKWARDS.
  • 00:22:18.020 --> 00:22:19.200
  • HE JUST MADE THAT ONE UP ON THE SPOT.
  • 00:22:19.280 --> 00:22:21.010
  • HE DIDN'T WANNA GO.
  • 00:22:21.080 --> 00:22:22.130
  • VERSE 19, ANOTHER SAID, I'VE JUST BOUGHT FIVE PAIRS OF OXEN
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:26.100
  • AND I WANNA TRY THEM OUT, PLEASE EXCUSE ME.
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:28.180
  • WOW, FIVE PAIRS OF OXEN.
  • 00:22:28.270 --> 00:22:30.080
  • THAT'S 10 OXEN, THAT'S A LOT OF OXEN.
  • 00:22:30.180 --> 00:22:31.280
  • YOU GOT A LOT OF MONEY. ANYWAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
  • 00:22:32.080 --> 00:22:33.210
  • VERSE 20, ANOTHER SAID, I NOW HAVE A WIFE SO I CAN'T COME.
  • 00:22:34.030 --> 00:22:37.250
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:39.130
  • THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, WE GET IT.
  • 00:22:39.220 --> 00:22:42.250
  • VERSE 21, JUST KIDDING, VERSE 21,
  • 00:22:42.260 --> 00:22:45.020
  • THE SERVANT RETURNED AND TOLD HIS MASTER WHAT THEY HAD SAID.
  • 00:22:45.130 --> 00:22:50.120
  • THE MASTER WAS FURIOUS AND SAID,
  • 00:22:50.220 --> 00:22:52.240
  • GO QUICKLY INTO THE STREETS AND THE ALLEYS OF THE TOWN
  • 00:22:52.250 --> 00:22:55.010
  • AND INVITE THE POOR, THE CRIPPLED, THE
  • 00:22:55.120 --> 00:23:00.170
  • BLIND AND THE LAME. IN OTHER WORDS,
  • 00:23:00.250 --> 00:23:02.220
  • GO TO PLACES YOU NEVER WOULD GO BEFORE.
  • 00:23:03.000 --> 00:23:05.230
  • AND INVITE PEOPLE YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T INVITE.
  • 00:23:06.040 --> 00:23:09.120
  • 'CAUSE JESUS DIDN'T COME FOR ONE SOCIAL ECONOMIC STRATA.
  • 00:23:09.240 --> 00:23:12.260
  • JESUS DIDN'T COME FOR ONE TYPE OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:12.270 --> 00:23:15.090
  • JESUS CAME FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:23:15.100 --> 00:23:16.210
  • SO GO TO PLACES THAT YOU NORMALLY
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:18.020
  • WOULDN'T GO TO AND INVITE THEM
  • 00:23:18.090 --> 00:23:19.100
  • THEN VERSE 21, THEN THE SERVANT RETURNED
  • 00:23:19.200 --> 00:23:21.090
  • AND TOLD HIS MASTER WHAT THEY HAD SAID.
  • 00:23:21.190 --> 00:23:23.150
  • HE SAID, GO TO THE STREETS, VERSE 22 SORRY.
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:24.260
  • AFTER THE SERVANT HAD DONE THIS, HE REPORTED
  • 00:23:25.050 --> 00:23:26.170
  • THERE'S STILL ROOM FOR MORE, THERE'S STILL ROOM.
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:29.280
  • SO HIS MASTER SAID GO OUT INTO THE COUNTRY LANES,
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.250
  • AND BEHIND THE HEDGES AND URGE ANYONE YOU FIND TO COME
  • 00:23:32.260 --> 00:23:36.140
  • SO THAT THIS HOUSE WILL BE FULL.
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:39.270
  • GOD IS INTENT THAT THE HOUSE WILL BE FULL.
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:43.210
  • HE SAID, DON'T JUST GO TO THE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:44.000 --> 00:23:45.060
  • THAT NORMALLY WOULDN'T RECEIVE IT, DON'T JUST GO TO THE
  • 00:23:45.190 --> 00:23:47.180
  • PEOPLE THAT YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T GO TO,
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:50.140
  • GO TO PLACES YOU WOULDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT GOING,
  • 00:23:50.250 --> 00:23:52.260
  • OR AS FAR AS YOU WOULD GO.
  • 00:23:53.040 --> 00:23:54.150
  • IN FACT, JUST TURN OVER EVERY STONE AND EVERY PLACE,
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:56.290
  • TO GET PEOPLE TO COME INTO MY HOUSE TO MAKE IT FULL.
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:24:00.150
  • YOU'LL FIND, SO YOU'LL BE FULL.
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:02.070
  • FOR NONE OF THOSE I FIRST INVITED WILL EVEN GET THE
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:04.250
  • SMALLEST TASTE OF THIS BANQUET.
  • 00:24:04.260 --> 00:24:06.240
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HERE IT IS PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:09.110
  • AND I'MA WIND THIS DOWN.
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  • IT SAYS ROOM, THERE'S ROOM AT THIS TABLE.
  • 00:24:11.160 --> 00:24:16.170
  • NOW, THIS IS LIKE A FOUR PERSON TABLE.
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  • BUT THIS IS JUST FOR AN ANALOGY.
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  • THERE'S MORE ROOM AT THIS TABLE THAT GOD IS KEEP GROWING.
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  • TO HAVE PEOPLE SIT AT THIS TABLE.
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  • CHAIR NUMBER ONE, THE PERSON THAT'S SEEKING.
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  • CHAIR NUMBER TWO, THEY'RE SAVED AND GROWING.
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:33.220
  • CHAIR NUMBER THREE, YOU'RE MATURE AND YOU'RE HELPING.
  • 00:24:33.230 --> 00:24:37.090
  • THIS IS THE CHAIRS, BUT I GOTTA SAY
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  • THAT THE INVITATION IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHY?
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  • BECAUSE NUMBER TWO, IT'S ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
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  • THAT WE, IN OUR PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION,
  • 00:24:44.140 --> 00:24:48.040
  • WE TAKE TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT IT GOES THE WAY IT SHOULD.
  • 00:24:48.160 --> 00:24:53.120
  • YOU KNOW WE ONLY GET 52 WEEKENDS A YEAR.
  • 00:24:53.220 --> 00:24:55.180
  • IF I COULD GET THE WORSHIP TEAM TO COME UP.
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  • WE ONLY GET 52 WEEKENDS A YEAR.
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:59.050
  • AND TO US EVERY 52 IS PRECIOUS.
  • 00:24:59.060 --> 00:25:01.180
  • TO SOME PEOPLE THEY MIGHT THINK, OH 52 THAT'S A LOT.
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:04.050
  • THAT'S NO WAY, 52? IT'S ONLY 52.
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  • AND EVERY 52 HAS TO BE AWESOME.
  • 00:25:08.030 --> 00:25:14.070
  • IT HAS TO BE GREAT.
  • 00:25:14.140 --> 00:25:16.010
  • IT CAN'T BE, EH WE GET ANOTHER ONE.
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  • WE'LL GET 'EM NEXT WEEK GUYS.
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  • UH UH, ON SATURDAY AFTER WE PREACH AND AFTER THE WORSHIP,
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  • WHEN IT'S DONE THAT'S 6:30, 6:45,
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  • WE'RE ALL GOING UPSTAIRS AND WE'RE DEBRIEFING.
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:28.150
  • HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS BETTER?
  • 00:25:28.230 --> 00:25:32.210
  • HOW CAN WE GET THIS BETTER?
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  • WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR PERFECTION,
  • 00:25:34.170 --> 00:25:36.210
  • BUT WE'RE STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE OF EFFORT.
  • 00:25:37.030 --> 00:25:39.030
  • AND FOR SOME, YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT WE WRESTLE OVER
  • 00:25:39.150 --> 00:25:44.280
  • BECAUSE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS PROBABLY GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:25:45.090 --> 00:25:51.060
  • BUT TO US, WE KNOW THAT THERE'S SOME THINGS
  • 00:25:51.180 --> 00:25:54.050
  • THAT JUST GOTTA GO GREAT.
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  • HEY EVERYBODY, THIS IS PASTOR MIKE KAI
  • 00:25:55.190 --> 00:25:57.020
  • FROM BEAUTIFUL HAWAII INSPIRE CHURCH,
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  • AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN
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  • AND WATCHING US ON THE HILLSONG CHANNEL.
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:03.230
  • VERY VERY THANKFUL THAT YOU TUNED IN.
  • 00:26:03.240 --> 00:26:06.000
  • I WANT EVERYBODY TO REALIZE THIS,
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  • THAT THERE IS A SEAT AT THE TABLE FOR
  • 00:26:07.210 --> 00:26:09.000
  • EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • WHETHER YOU'RE IN CHAIR ONE THAT YOU'RE SEEKING,
  • 00:26:10.120 --> 00:26:12.080
  • CHAIR TWO THAT YOU'RE GROWING,
  • 00:26:12.160 --> 00:26:14.000
  • OR CHAIR THREE THAT YOU'RE MATURING AND GROWING
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  • AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:26:16.160 --> 00:26:17.280
  • EVERY PERSON HAS A SEAT AT THE TABLE,
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  • AND WE SET UP THE SPREAD.
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  • COME AND FEAST ON WHAT GOD HAS FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:24.290
  • AND ALSO WANNA INVITE YOU TO BEAUTIFUL HAWAII
  • 00:26:25.100 --> 00:26:27.050
  • IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.
  • 00:26:27.060 --> 00:26:28.120
  • I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN OCTOBER,
  • 00:26:28.130 --> 00:26:29.210
  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S COLD,
  • 00:26:30.000 --> 00:26:31.040
  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING COLD,
  • 00:26:31.150 --> 00:26:32.120
  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING GRAY.
  • 00:26:32.210 --> 00:26:33.260
  • OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT COLOR YOUR SKY IS, BUT IN HAWAII
  • 00:26:34.060 --> 00:26:37.010
  • DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IT IS CRYSTAL BLUE WATERS
  • 00:26:37.020 --> 00:26:40.060
  • AND BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES WITH GREEN VALLEYS,
  • 00:26:40.160 --> 00:26:43.030
  • NICE WHITE SAND BEACHES, BLACK SAND BEACHES TOO,
  • 00:26:43.040 --> 00:26:46.200
  • AND THE EQUIP AND INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
  • 00:26:47.000 --> 00:26:49.030
  • YOU'RE GONNA WANNA CHECK OUT THIS CONFERENCE.
  • 00:26:49.150 --> 00:26:50.140
  • IT IS ONE OF THE BEST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES,
  • 00:26:50.260 --> 00:26:53.250
  • FOR CHURCH LEADERS, IN THE PACIFIC RIM,
  • 00:26:54.050 --> 00:26:56.250
  • IN THE PACIFIC RIM,
  • 00:26:56.260 --> 00:26:58.130
  • SO I WANNA INVITE YOU TO HAWAII DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
  • 00:26:58.210 --> 00:27:00.140
  • AT THE EQUIP AND INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
  • 00:27:00.230 --> 00:27:02.060
  • GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CHECK IT OUT.
  • 00:27:02.070 --> 00:27:03.290
  • ALSO, I'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM.
  • 00:27:04.000 --> 00:27:07.080
  • MY INSTAGRAM IS AT THE BOTTOM, AND ALSO ONE MORE THING.
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  • WE'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
  • 00:27:10.120 --> 00:27:11.100
  • WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.
  • 00:27:11.110 --> 00:27:12.210
  • HOW'S THE LORD SPOKEN TO YOU AND TOUCHED YOU?
  • 00:27:13.020 --> 00:27:14.290
  • THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR AT OUR EMAIL.
  • 00:27:15.080 --> 00:27:17.190
  • GO TO INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH.
  • 00:27:17.270 --> 00:27:21.020
  • INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH.
  • 00:27:21.030 --> 00:27:23.160
  • SEND US AN EMAIL, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
  • 00:27:23.270 --> 00:27:26.100
  • UNTIL THEN, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.
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  • HAVE A GREAT WEEK, GOD BLESS, ALOHA.
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