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At The Table Part 3

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September 14, 2019
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Inspire with Mike Kai

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At The Table Part 3

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  • - MIKE KAI: EXCELLENCE IN A CHURCH DOESN'T MATTER
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  • HOW BIG THE CHURCH IS, HOW MUCH MONEY THE CHURCH HAS.
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  • IT'S DOING THE BEST YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
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  • SO YOU COULD WALK INTO A CHURCH THAT IS JUST A YEAR OLD
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  • OR YOU CAN WALK INTO A CHURCH AT 70 YEARS OLD,
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  • AS LONG AS THE ENVIRONMENT IS FILLED WITH LOVE,
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  • ACCEPTANCE, FORGIVENESS, A PLACE THAT IS SAFE,
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  • A PLACE THAT IS WELCOMING, NOT WEIRD,
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  • I THINK THAT'S THE BEST KIND OF ENVIRONMENT THAT CAN BE SET.
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  • SURE, GREAT CHURCHES, ARE ALL KINDS OF SIZES
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  • THEY LOOK DIFFERENTLY.
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  • SOME HAVE INCREDIBLE LIGHTING, SOME JUST HAVE STAINED GLASS,
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  • SOME HAVE WIDE OPEN WINDOWS WHERE YOU CAN LOOK OUTSIDE,
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  • SOME ARE PAINTED DARK SO THAT EVERYTHING ON THE STAGE
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  • IS HIGHLIGHTED AND ACCENTUATED.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD IS ACCENTUATED,
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  • THE WORSHIP IS ACCENTUATED, IT DOESN'T MATTER.
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  • I THINK, TO ME, ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS IS
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  • AS LONG AS THE ENVIRONMENT IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE
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  • WHO ARE WELCOMING, LOVING, OPEN, EXCITED,
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  • FAITH FILLED, IT'S CONTAGIOUS.
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  • THAT'S THE KIND OF TABLE THAT YOU WANT TO SET FOR PEOPLE
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  • WHO WALK INTO CHURCH.
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  • THEN THE EVIL ONE COMES. WHO'S THE EVIL ONE?
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  • THE DEVIL, OUR ADVERSARY SATAN,
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  • HIS NAME USED TO BE LUCIFER, USED TO BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HE WAS THE WORSHIP LEADER UP IN HEAVEN.
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  • HE WAS UP THERE WITH ALL THE ANGELS, THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL,
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  • THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL.
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  • SO IT'S GABRIEL, LUCIFER, YOU HAD MICHAEL
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  • AND THEN YOU HAD DONATELLO, MICHELANGELO.
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  • NO, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. MY BAD,
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  • BUT YOU HAD THOSE GUYS, RIGHT?
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  • THOSE THREE, THOSE THREE ARCHANGELS.
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  • THEY'RE THE TOP ANGELS.
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  • AND THEN THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT LUCIFER DECIDED
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  • THAT HE WANTED TO REBEL AGAINST GOD.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE HEARING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME
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  • BUT SOME OF US HAVE HEARD THIS,
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  • THIS MIGHT BE YOUR FIRST TIME.
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  • AND THEY HEARD IT FOR THE VERY--
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  • LUCIFER REBELLED AND WHEN HE REBELLED IN HEAVEN,
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  • WHAT HE TOOK WITH HIM WAS ONE THIRD
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  • OF ALL THE ANGELS THAT WERE UP THERE
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  • AND HE TOOK THEM WITH HIM, THEY BECAME FALLEN ANGELS.
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  • NOW, THEY'RE NOT JUST FALLEN ANGELS
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  • THEY'RE ACTUALLY NOW DEMONS.
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  • AND HIS NAME IS NO LONGER LUCIFER, HIS NAME IS SATAN.
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  • SO HE'S THE DEVIL.
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  • AND HE CAN BE ONLY AT ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME.
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  • BUT HE'S GOT HIS WORKERS WORKING ALL OVER.
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  • BUT WE'VE ALREADY OVERCOME THEM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
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  • AND THE WORD OF THE TESTIMONY,
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  • WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR IN JESUS NAME. CAN I GET AN AMEN?
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  • BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING AGAINST, OKAY?
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  • SO HE'S GONNA DO WHATEVER HE CAN 'CAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS THAT,
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  • "THE ANGELS REJOICE WHEN ONE PERSON COMES TO REPENTANCE."
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  • ONE PERSON, SO WE DO AN ALTAR CALL
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  • AT THE END OF THIS SERVICE AND ONLY ONE PERSON, NOT LIKELY,
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  • BUT ON ONE PERSON GIVES THEIR LIFE TO JESUS,
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  • I REMEMBER THE DAYS WE ONLY HAD ONE PERSON 17 YEARS AGO,
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  • BUT WHEN JUST ONE PERSON SO VALUABLE, ONE PERSON,
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  • ALL OF HEAVEN IS THROWING A PARTY. THEY'RE REJOICING.
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  • BUT THE DEVIL IS NOT THROWING A PARTY. HE'S UPSET.
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  • SO HE'S GONNA DO ANYTHING THAT HE CAN TO PLAY HIS ROLE
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  • IN THE PARABLE OF THE FOUR SOILS
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  • AND THE THREE THAT ARE NOT SO GOOD.
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  • AND THE FIRST ONE IS THIS,
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  • THE EVIL ONE COMES AND SNATCHES AWAY THE SEED
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  • THAT WAS PLANTED IN THEIR HEARTS.
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  • SO WHY?
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  • SO THAT IT DOESN'T GROW.
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  • IT WAS ON THE FOOTPATH. THE REASON WHY IT WAS A FOOTPATH
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  • 'CAUSE IT'S EXACTLY WHERE THE FARMER WOULD ALWAYS WALK.
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  • HE WOULD PACK IT DOWN
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  • BECAUSE HE KEPT WALKING ON THAT SAME PLACE.
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  • AND NOW WHEN IT GROWS ON THERE, IT WON'T EVEN GROW
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  • BECAUSE IT'S TOO HARD, THERE'S NO COVERAGE.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING TO LET IT GERMINATE, THE ROOTS TO GO DOWN.
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  • AND SO HE COMES AND THE DEVIL COMES
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  • AND HE TAKES AWAY THE WORD.
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  • YOU KNOW, THIS HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD.
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  • I WAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT THE AGE OF 17.
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  • I KNOW IT'S A LITTLE YOUNG TO GO TO COLLEGE.
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  • BUT WELL, MY PARENTS THEY PUSHED ME 'CAUSE I EXCELLED EARLY.
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  • NO, JUST KIDDING.
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  • I WAS AT PRESCHOOL,
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  • IN PRESCHOOL I WAS OUTPERFORMING ALL THE KIDS.
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  • SO THEY MADE ME --
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  • YEAH, TRUE STORY.
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  • BUT ANYWAY, WISH THEY HELD ME BACK,
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  • WISH I WAS 18 WHEN I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL,
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  • BUT I WASN'T, I WAS 17 AND SO IMMATURE.
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  • AND I REMEMBER THAT THERE I WAS,
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  • I WAS THERE AT THAT SCHOOL.
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  • I REMEMBER THAT I WENT TO A CAMPUS MINISTRY
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  • AND I PRAISE GOD FOR CAMPUS MINISTERS
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  • 'CAUSE THEY GOT TO BE ON THOSE UNIVERSITIES.
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  • AND THEN THERE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES
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  • TRYING TO REACH PEOPLE FOR THE LORD, AMEN?
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  • WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM.
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  • BUT I REMEMBER WHEN I WENT THERE,
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  • THEY BROUGHT MY FRIEND KEN,
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  • KEN BOUGHT HIS GIRLFRIEND SAID,
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  • "HEY, WE WANT YOU TO COME UP HERE."
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  • WHERE I'M GOING TO?
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  • IS KINDA LIKE A CAMPUS,
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  • THEY COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT AND I WAS THERE.
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  • BUT WHEN I WAS THERE, THEY HAD GUITARS,
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  • THEY HAD AN OVERHEAD PROJECTOR OLD SCHOOL.
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  • YOU KNOW, I'M TALKING ABOUT?
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  • REALLY REALLY OLD SCHOOL,
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  • OVERHEAD PROJECTOR BACK IN THOSE DAYS
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  • THAT THE HEIGHT OF TECHNOLOGY.
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  • TODAY, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS LED SCREENS, HOW'S THAT?
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  • HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES, RIGHT?
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  • BUT BACK THEN IT WAS AN OVERHEAD PROJECTOR
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  • THAT WAS THE HIGHEST TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU HAD.
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  • AND THERE WERE WORSHIP WORDS AND AT THE END
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  • THEY GAVE AN INVITATION LIKE I DO
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  • AT THE END OF EVERY SERVICE TO SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.
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  • AND I DID AT 17.
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  • MY FRESHMAN YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,
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  • IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER REAL EARLY.
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  • AND THEN THEY CAME UP TO ME SAYS,
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  • "HEY, YOU -- CONGRATULATIONS."
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  • I'M LIKE YEAH, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED, SOMETHING HAPPENED.
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  • WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
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  • "READ THE BOOK OF JOHN. HERE, READ THIS,
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  • "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN."
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  • THEY GAVE THAT TO ME.
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I'M GRATEFUL THAT THEY DID THAT TO ME.
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  • BUT THE FOLLOW UP WASN'T THE BEST, AND I WASN'T FOLLOWUPABLE.
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  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
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  • IT'S NOT JUST THEM. IT WAS ME.
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  • AND THAT WORD WAS ON HARD PATH.
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  • THE DEVIL CAME AND BY THE NEXT WEEKEND
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  • I WAS AT MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY'S LADIES NIGHT GOING,
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  • HEY, OKAY, OKAY.
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  • THAT'S WHERE I WAS.
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  • AND FOR FOUR YEARS, MY LIFE WAS GONE AFTER THAT,
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  • UNTIL I WAS 21, THAT'S WHERE THE SEED FELL ON.
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  • SECOND KIND OF PATH IS THIS,
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  • NUMBER TWO, IS THE SOIL, IS THE SHALLOW SOIL.
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  • THE SHALLOW SOIL IS THE DIFFICULTIES AND THE TRIALS
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  • THAT LIFE LIFE BRINGS.
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  • EVERYBODY GONNA GO THROUGH TRIALS.
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US IN MATTHEW 18: 20-21,
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  • "THE SEED OF THE ROCKY SOIL REPRESENTS
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  • "THOSE WHO HEAR THE MESSAGE
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  • "AND IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE IT WITH JOY."
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  • THEY'RE LIKE, "I'M EXCITED, I GAVE MY LIFE TO THE LORD.
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  • "GOD DID SOMETHING IN MY LIFE."
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  • I KIND OF GET IT, IT CLICKS, IT MAKES SENSE TO ME.
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  • BUT SINCE THEY DON'T HAVE DEEP ROOTS, THEY DON'T LAST LONG.
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  • THEY FALL AWAY AS SOON AS THEY HAVE PROBLEMS OR PERSECUTED
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  • FOR BELIEVING GOD'S WORD.
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  • PROBLEMS, WE ALL GOT PROBLEMS. EVERYBODY GOT PROBLEMS.
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  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, JESUS SAID,
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  • "IN THIS LIFE, YOU WILL HAVE CHOKE PROBLEMS."
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  • HE SAID, "MUCH TRIBULATION."
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  • ACTUALLY, THAT WAS JUST MY VERSION.
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  • CHOKE PROBLEMS, CHOKE, ALL OVER THE TOWN.
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  • YOU ALWAYS GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS,
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  • YOU'RE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE TROUBLE,
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  • YOU'RE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS.
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  • IN THIS LIFE YOU WILL HAVE MUCH TRIBULATION.
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  • BUT HE SAID,
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  • BUT I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD SO FEAR NOT,
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  • HOWEVER, WE DON'T GROW DEEP ROOTS
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  • AND WE DON'T LAST LONG BECAUSE WE ALLOW PROBLEMS
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  • AND WE ALLOW PERSECUTION TO AFFECT US.
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  • PROBLEMS?
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  • WE ALL GOT PROBLEMS. YOU GOT PROBLEM WITH THIS,
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  • ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU GOT A LAYOFF NOTICE,
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  • ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU GUYS ARE BREAKING UP
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  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU'RE HAVING A STRAIN RIGHT NOW.
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  • THAT'S THE PROBLEMS. EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH PROBLEMS.
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  • SOMETIMES WHEN WE GIVE OUR LIVES TO JESUS,
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  • WE MISUNDERSTOOD THAT WE THOUGHT THIS WAS GONNA BE
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  • A ROSE GARDEN AND THE RED CARPET BE ROLLED OUT FOR US
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  • AND EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.
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  • BUT IT'S NOT OKAY, IT'S DIFFICULT. WHY?
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  • BECAUSE NOW WHAT BEGINS TO HAPPEN
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  • IS WE GOT TO REALIZE THAT GOD IS DOING SOMETHING
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  • IN US AND THROUGH US,
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  • THAT LISTEN TO THIS, THAT THE PROBLEMS ARE NOT GOD'S FAULT
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  • THAT YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, THE PROBLEMS ARE IN THIS LIFE.
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  • THIS IS THE WAY THE ENEMY WORKS.
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  • THIS IS WAY LIFE IS 'CAUSE WE LIVE IN A FALLEN WORLD
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  • AND YOU'RE GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS.
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  • AND IT'S NOT THE LORD, WHO IF HE DIDN'T RESCUE YOU
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  • FROM THAT PROBLEM, WE FALL AWAY FROM HIM.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS SECOND ONE, PERSECUTION.
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  • PERSECUTION.
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  • NOW SOME OF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH PERSECUTION RIGHT NOW
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  • AT YOUR WORKPLACE,
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  • RIGHT NOW AT YOUR SCHOOL FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN.
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  • PERSECUTION ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR CHRISTIANS,
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  • THEY'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME
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  • SOME OF THEM EVEN LOSING THEIR LIVES
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  • THAT DOESN'T EVER GETS REPORTED.
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  • LOSING THEIR LIVES, NEVER GETS REPORTED.
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  • BUT THERE'S GONNA BE A LEVEL OF PERSECUTION
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  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA FACE
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  • AND SOMETIMES WE'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH,
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  • WE CAN'T HANDLE THE PRESSURE
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  • SO WE GIVE IN AND THEN BECAUSE WE PULL BACK,
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  • AND THAT'S THE ENEMY'S WAY OF CONQUERING OUR FAITH.
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  • IT COULD EVEN BE SOMETHING AS SMALL AS
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  • A LITTLE BIT OF SHAMING FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN
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  • OR A LITTLE BIT OF EMBARRASSMENT
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  • BECAUSE YOU AND I ARE FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST.
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  • I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST CAME TO JESUS, MY MOM AND DAD,
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  • MY MOM WASN'T ESPECIALLY THRILLED WITH THAT
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  • AND OF COURSE MY MOM AND DAD NOW ARE BORN AGAIN
  • 00:08:27.190 --> 00:08:29.230
  • SPIRIT FILLED, LOVE THE CHURCH, GO TO CHURCH IN LAS VEGAS
  • 00:08:30.050 --> 00:08:33.060
  • WITH BENNY PEREZ AND THEY ARE AWESOME TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:08:33.180 --> 00:08:35.290
  • BUT I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST CAME TO JESUS,
  • 00:08:36.080 --> 00:08:37.110
  • I WAS THE FIRST ONE IN MY FAMILY
  • 00:08:37.180 --> 00:08:38.210
  • AND I TOLD MY MOM AND DAD AND SAID,
  • 00:08:38.220 --> 00:08:39.270
  • "MOM, JUST GIVEN MY LIFE TO THE LORD.
  • 00:08:40.040 --> 00:08:41.220
  • "I'M BORN AGAIN, MOM."
  • 00:08:41.290 --> 00:08:43.010
  • AND MY MOM GOES, "OH, WOW, WAS THE WAY THAT DAD AND I
  • 00:08:43.130 --> 00:08:47.010
  • "RAISED YOU NOT GOOD ENOUGH?"
  • 00:08:47.090 --> 00:08:48.120
  • AND I WAS LIKE, "NO, MOM, IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:08:48.230 --> 00:08:50.170
  • "AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:08:50.240 --> 00:08:51.210
  • "IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT, IT'S JUST..."
  • 00:08:51.290 --> 00:08:54.150
  • IF I COULD SAY WHAT I SAID TO HER,
  • 00:08:54.240 --> 00:08:56.090
  • "WHAT WE LEARNED WAS BORING. I NEVER LEARNED NOTHING."
  • 00:08:56.190 --> 00:08:59.030
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:08:59.090 --> 00:09:04.290
  • NOT THAT IT WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH. I DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING.
  • 00:09:05.110 --> 00:09:08.040
  • I DID LEARN, I DID LEARN BUT WHEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS,
  • 00:09:08.150 --> 00:09:11.230
  • IT STARTED CLICKING EVERYTHING THAT I LEARNED AS A CHILD
  • 00:09:12.050 --> 00:09:14.260
  • WHEN THEY WERE PICKING ME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL.
  • 00:09:15.060 --> 00:09:17.030
  • BUT I REMEMBER THE PERSECUTION KIND OF LEVEL THAT I FELT,
  • 00:09:17.150 --> 00:09:20.220
  • AND I FELT A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT.
  • 00:09:20.230 --> 00:09:22.050
  • BUT JESUS SAID, "YOU'RE GONNA GO THROUGH THAT."
  • 00:09:22.160 --> 00:09:23.250
  • I KNOW THAT'S MANINI, THAT'S SMALL COMPARED TO WHAT
  • 00:09:24.060 --> 00:09:26.220
  • A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE GO THROUGH.
  • 00:09:27.010 --> 00:09:27.290
  • BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS, IT'S GONNA BE DIFFICULT,
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:30.040
  • IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH, BECAUSE YOU'RE FOLLOWING AS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:09:30.150 --> 00:09:31.270
  • THAT'S WHEN THE ENEMY COMES
  • 00:09:32.050 --> 00:09:33.180
  • AND THAT'S WHEN HE BEGINS TO PULL IT AWAY.
  • 00:09:34.000 --> 00:09:35.200
  • HERE'S NUMBER THREE, THE THORNY ANY SOIL.
  • 00:09:36.000 --> 00:09:37.030
  • THIS IS THE MOST COMMON IN MY OPINION, THE THORNY SOIL.
  • 00:09:37.150 --> 00:09:39.210
  • MATTHEW 18:22, "THE SEED THAT FELL AMONG THE THORNS
  • 00:09:39.220 --> 00:09:42.090
  • "REPRESENTS THOSE WHO HEAR GOD'S WORD, BUT ALL TOO QUICKLY
  • 00:09:42.200 --> 00:09:45.230
  • "THE MESSAGE IS CROWDED OUT BY THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:49.040
  • "AND THE LURE OF WEALTH SO NO FRUIT IS PRODUCED."
  • 00:09:49.150 --> 00:09:52.100
  • THIS IS THE HARD PART.
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:53.160
  • THERE'S NO FRUIT PRODUCED.
  • 00:09:53.170 --> 00:09:54.210
  • IT'S GROWING, BUT IT AIN'T GOT NO FRUIT.
  • 00:09:55.010 --> 00:09:58.290
  • HERE'S WHY.
  • 00:09:59.050 --> 00:10:00.250
  • THE PROBLEMS OF THIS WORLD, THE CARES OF THIS LIFE
  • 00:10:01.060 --> 00:10:03.170
  • AND THE LURE OF WEALTH.
  • 00:10:03.250 --> 00:10:05.100
  • THE CARES OF THIS LIFE,
  • 00:10:05.160 --> 00:10:06.130
  • CAN I BREAK IT DOWN WITH CARES OF THIS LIFE?
  • 00:10:06.250 --> 00:10:07.250
  • WE ALL GOT CARES OF THIS LIFE. WE ALL GOT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:10:08.070 --> 00:10:09.240
  • CARES OF THIS LIFE COULD BE SIMPLE AS,
  • 00:10:10.050 --> 00:10:11.230
  • MAN, I GOT KIDS GROWING UP RIGHT NOW AND IT'S NOT EASY.
  • 00:10:12.050 --> 00:10:14.010
  • THEY'RE LITTLE ONES, I CAN'T EVEN SIT IN SERVICE SOMETIMES.
  • 00:10:14.150 --> 00:10:16.060
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:10:16.150 --> 00:10:17.070
  • IS I'M IN THAT SEASON OF MY LIFE,
  • 00:10:17.150 --> 00:10:18.140
  • I'M IN THAT OTHER ROOM WATCHING PARENTS ON TV,
  • 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:19.200
  • WATCHING YOU GUYS ON TV
  • 00:10:19.260 --> 00:10:20.250
  • OR I'M JUST GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.090
  • IT WAS A STRUGGLE JUST TO GET TO CHURCH
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:23.260
  • AND WE GET TO CHURCH, WE'RE EXCITED THAT WE'RE HERE.
  • 00:10:23.270 --> 00:10:25.210
  • WE HAVE A TOUGH TIME HERE.
  • 00:10:26.000 --> 00:10:26.240
  • SOMETIMES THEY HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:28.080
  • THE CARES OF THIS LIFE COULD BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS,
  • 00:10:28.210 --> 00:10:30.150
  • "MY KIDS ARE IN ATHLETICS
  • 00:10:30.160 --> 00:10:32.120
  • "AND THEY'RE IN THERE, OR THEY'RE IN THE ARTS
  • 00:10:32.210 --> 00:10:34.290
  • "OR THEY'RE IN OTHER THINGS."
  • 00:10:35.000 --> 00:10:36.110
  • AND WE BEING PULLED IN MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:38.170
  • AND SOMETIMES WE JUST WANT TO SLEEP ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:10:38.260 --> 00:10:40.130
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:10:40.210 --> 00:10:41.200
  • THERE'S THOSE THINGS, THOSE REAL THINGS.
  • 00:10:42.000 --> 00:10:43.070
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:10:43.150 --> 00:10:44.080
  • I UNDERSTAND AND THAT'S WHY I CREATED
  • 00:10:44.090 --> 00:10:45.220
  • A TUESDAY NIGHT SERVICE AT 6:30PM.
  • 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:49.130
  • SO YOU CAN SLEEP IN ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:51.140
  • AND IF YOU WANT TO GO TO 5:00PM SERVICE ON SATURDAY NIGHT,
  • 00:10:51.250 --> 00:10:54.120
  • YOU CAN SLEEP IT ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:10:54.200 --> 00:10:56.010
  • CAN I TELL YOU?
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:56.220
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I WILL DO
  • 00:10:57.000 --> 00:10:57.250
  • IF I WASN'T THE PASTOR OF THIS CHURCH
  • 00:10:58.050 --> 00:10:58.290
  • AND I WAS JUST A REGULAR CHURCH ATTENDER?
  • 00:10:59.100 --> 00:11:00.130
  • I WOULD GO TO SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE ALL DAY LONG,
  • 00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:02.000
  • FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON.
  • 00:11:02.070 --> 00:11:03.190
  • WHY?
  • 00:11:03.200 --> 00:11:04.170
  • 'CAUSE I COULD SLEEP ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:11:04.270 --> 00:11:05.200
  • SO I COULD WATCH FOOTBALL ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:11:05.280 --> 00:11:07.280
  • BUT SO I'M GONNA GO AFTER A SACRED COW RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:11:07.290 --> 00:11:11.080
  • I'M GONNA TAKE THE SACRED BULL DOWN
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:13.030
  • AND GONNA PUT IT LIKE THIS LIKE A COWBOY
  • 00:11:13.130 --> 00:11:14.190
  • AND I'LL WRESTLE THE SACRED COW RIGHT NOW
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:16.090
  • IF I KNOW Y'ALL.
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:17.080
  • OKAY, HERE IT IS.
  • 00:11:17.090 --> 00:11:19.110
  • FOOTBALL ON SUNDAYS.
  • 00:11:19.180 --> 00:11:21.210
  • SOMETIMES I DON'T SEE SOME OF YOU GUYS.
  • 00:11:21.220 --> 00:11:24.140
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:11:24.220 --> 00:11:27.040
  • 'CAUSE YOUR TEAM IS PLAYING.
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:29.110
  • WHAT TIME ARE THEY PLAYING?
  • 00:11:29.120 --> 00:11:30.250
  • OH, I GOT CHURCH, OH, I GOTTA WATCH THAT WE CAN GO.
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:34.180
  • AND WE ENDED UP WATCHING FOOTBALL
  • 00:11:34.270 --> 00:11:36.270
  • RATHER THAN SUPPORTING OUR...
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:39.250
  • SUPPORTING OUR TEAM RATHER THAN OUR CHURCH
  • 00:11:40.070 --> 00:11:42.070
  • OR YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
  • 00:11:42.170 --> 00:11:44.060
  • AND I WANNA SAY THIS, I LOVE FOOTBALL.
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:47.030
  • I LOVE SPORTS.
  • 00:11:47.040 --> 00:11:48.230
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WAS THINKING ABOUT ASKING THE COACH
  • 00:11:49.070 --> 00:11:51.030
  • IF I COULD TRY OUT FOR THE LA RAMS.
  • 00:11:51.120 --> 00:11:52.120
  • THEY LOOK LIKE THEY NEED HELP.
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:53.270
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:58.230
  • BUT OF COURSE, I'M TOO OLD
  • 00:11:59.020 --> 00:12:00.030
  • AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S RIDICULOUS, RIGHT?
  • 00:12:00.140 --> 00:12:02.060
  • I'D GET KILLED
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:03.280
  • BUT I LOVE SPORTS, I'M ALL ABOUT OUR KIDS EXCELLING
  • 00:12:04.090 --> 00:12:07.030
  • IN ATHLETICS AND IN THE ARTS AND IN EVERYTHING,
  • 00:12:07.140 --> 00:12:09.250
  • I'M FOR THAT.
  • 00:12:09.260 --> 00:12:11.150
  • I THINK THERE'S NOTHING LIKE ACTIVITIES
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:14.270
  • THAT CAN HELP A KID DISCOVER THEIR POTENTIAL IN GOD.
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:18.240
  • THERE'S NOTHING.
  • 00:12:19.000 --> 00:12:19.270
  • I LIKE TO BRING MY FAITH INTO MY KIDS SPORTS.
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:24.030
  • I WANT THEM TO REALIZE THAT GOD IS TEACHING YOU PATIENCE,
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:27.210
  • I WANT THEM TO REALIZE GOD IS TEACHING ME PATIENCE
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:30.100
  • WHEN I THINK YOU SHOULD BE STARTING
  • 00:12:30.190 --> 00:12:31.170
  • AND THE COACH AIN'T PUTTING YOU IN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:31.290 --> 00:12:34.050
  • WHAT'S THE COACH?
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:34.290
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:36.190
  • I THINK GOD IS TEACHING A LOT OF US PARENTS PATIENCE
  • 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:38.170
  • THROUGH OUR FAITH WHEN IT COMES TO OUR KIDS ATHLETICS
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:41.070
  • OR WHATEVER IT IS.
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:42.290
  • BUT WHAT IT DOES IS, WE CAN'T LET THE CARES OF THIS LIFE
  • 00:12:43.000 --> 00:12:46.220
  • PULL US AWAY FROM OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR FAITH
  • 00:12:47.040 --> 00:12:51.110
  • BUT YOU MIGHT BE THINKING,
  • 00:12:51.190 --> 00:12:52.170
  • "WELL, THAT DOESN'T MEAN I LOVE JESUS LESS,
  • 00:12:52.290 --> 00:12:53.270
  • BECAUSE I SAID, "WELL, WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS
  • 00:12:54.090 --> 00:12:55.170
  • "THAT'S WHERE YOUR HEART IS."
  • 00:12:55.250 --> 00:12:57.070
  • AND SO HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS WORK?
  • 00:12:57.080 --> 00:12:58.210
  • YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK. WHEN BECCA WAS PLAYING
  • 00:12:59.000 --> 00:13:00.160
  • IN CLUB VOLLEYBALL WHEN WE'RE YOUNGER,
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:02.010
  • WHEN I GREW UP, THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS CLUB VOLLEYBALL
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:03.270
  • AND SUNDAYS WERE SACRED.
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:06.000
  • SUNDAYS WERE SACRED, NOBODY WOULD HAVE SPORTS ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:13:06.120 --> 00:13:09.010
  • BUT TODAY IT'S DIFFERENT.
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:10.230
  • KIDS HAVE SPECIALIZED TRAINING, THEY WANNA EXCEL,
  • 00:13:11.060 --> 00:13:13.190
  • YOU WANNA HELP THEM GROW AND EVERY PARENT SEEMS TO THINK
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:17.040
  • THAT THEIR KIDS DESERVES A SCHOLARSHIP, INCLUDING MYSELF.
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:20.200
  • AND WHAT WE WANNA DO IS WE REALIZE THAT
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:22.240
  • AGAINST EVERYBODY ELSE WHO'S GETTING
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.250
  • BIGGER AND FASTER AND BETTER
  • 00:13:24.260 --> 00:13:26.090
  • AND THAT'S THE PRESSURE THAT WE GIVE INTO SOMETIMES.
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:28.230
  • BUT HOW DO WE MAKE IT WORK?
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.090
  • YOU MAKE IT WORK,
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:31.150
  • YOU PRIORITIZE WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:34.000
  • YOU WORK THINGS AROUND AND THEY'RE GONNA BE TIMES
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:35.210
  • YOU CAN'T GO BUT YOU CAN STILL GO TO A TUESDAY NIGHT,
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.200
  • YOU CAN STILL GO TO A SATURDAY NIGHT,
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:39.020
  • YOU CAN STILL WORK OUT IN ONE OF THE 12:45 SERVICES,
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:41.200
  • SOMETHING CAN BE DONE.
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:42.290
  • I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL OR SPORTS THOUGH,
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:45.120
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS SEASON.
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:48.080
  • THE CARES OF THIS LIFE, SHOPPING,
  • 00:13:48.170 --> 00:13:53.050
  • SHOPPING, SHOPPING.
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:55.290
  • WE GO SHOPPING SHOPPING AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:57.260
  • WE DIDN'T GO TO CHURCH FOR A LONG TIME.
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:00.040
  • I'M JUST SAYING.
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:00.210
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:01.040 --> 00:14:01.290
  • I'M TRYING TO PASTOR YOU, IS THAT OKAY?
  • 00:14:02.090 --> 00:14:04.170
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
  • 00:14:04.230 --> 00:14:05.180
  • I LOVE THE 10:45 SERVICE.
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:06.250
  • YOU GUYS LAUGH THE MOST, YOU'RE READY,
  • 00:14:07.030 --> 00:14:08.110
  • YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A REASON TO LAUGH.
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:10.180
  • 8:45 IS GONNA MAKE ME LAUGH, I DARE YOU.
  • 00:14:10.280 --> 00:14:13.030
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:14:13.090 --> 00:14:15.000
  • BUT I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WITH ALL MY HEART
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:17.160
  • THAT THE CARES OF THIS WORLD.
  • 00:14:17.230 --> 00:14:18.130
  • NOW HERE'S THE LURES OF WEALTH.
  • 00:14:18.230 --> 00:14:19.090
  • NOW HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
  • 00:14:19.100 --> 00:14:20.220
  • I WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD AS SAYING,
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:22.090
  • "I HOPE ALL YOU MAKE IT BIG TIME, WHEREVER YOU CAN."
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:27.130
  • JOHN WESLEY I BELIEVE SAID,
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:29.290
  • "EARN ALL YOU CAN, SAVE ALL YOU CAN AND GIVE ALL YOU CAN."
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:33.270
  • EARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN,
  • 00:14:34.040 --> 00:14:36.130
  • SAVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:38.060
  • AND GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:39.110
  • BE AS GENEROUS AS YOU CAN.
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:41.160
  • I THINK IF WE DON'T LET MONEY RULE OUR HEARTS,
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:44.280
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS KEEP IT IN OUR POCKETS.
  • 00:14:45.080 --> 00:14:47.220
  • DON'T LET IT RULE YOUR HEART,
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:49.070
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR POCKETS.
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:51.040
  • REMEMBER, SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE CHASED MONEY IN A WRONG WAY
  • 00:14:51.180 --> 00:14:56.170
  • AND HAVE PIERCED THEMSELVES WITH MANY SORROWS.
  • 00:14:56.280 --> 00:14:58.170
  • A LOT OF PROBLEMS COME ALONG WITH THAT.
  • 00:14:58.280 --> 00:15:00.100
  • SO YOU GOTTA HAVE THAT RIGHT PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:01.190
  • RIGHT SO, I WENT ON.
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:02.220
  • SO I SAID IT, I HOPE YOU DO GREAT,
  • 00:15:03.000 --> 00:15:04.240
  • HOPE YOU MAKE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:06.170
  • I HOPE YOU EXCEL IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:06.180 --> 00:15:08.140
  • INCLUDING YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:10.140
  • BUT DON'T LET THAT RULE OVER YOU
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:13.000
  • TO THE POINT WHERE YOUR PROMOTION TAKES YOU AWAY
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:15.230
  • FROM YOUR DEVOTION.
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:17.240
  • BE CAREFUL THAT IF YOU'RE AT THE PLACE
  • 00:15:17.250 --> 00:15:19.280
  • THAT YOUR BLESSING ACTUALLY TURNS INTO A CURSE
  • 00:15:20.100 --> 00:15:23.110
  • BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T MANAGE THAT BLESSING.
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:25.190
  • SO WE GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THAT.
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:26.290
  • BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT SOIL AFTER THE THREE ONES
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:29.230
  • THAT DON'T WORK IS THIS, OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH,
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:32.250
  • WHAT GOD IS DOING IS,
  • 00:15:32.260 --> 00:15:34.030
  • THE GOAL IS TO BE THE GOOD GROUND, AMEN.
  • 00:15:34.100 --> 00:15:37.240
  • THAT YOU WANT THIS WORD TO BE RECEIVED
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:39.220
  • ON THE GOOD GROUND THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:41.120
  • THE GOOD GROUND WHERE BEGINS TO RETURN 30, 60, 80,
  • 00:15:41.250 --> 00:15:45.240
  • 100 FOLD BLESSING THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.
  • 00:15:45.250 --> 00:15:48.020
  • SO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO,
  • 00:15:48.030 --> 00:15:49.110
  • NUMBER ONE, IS BE PLANTED,
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:51.110
  • BE PLANTED, BE PLANTED.
  • 00:15:51.200 --> 00:15:53.050
  • PSALM 92:13 SAYS THIS, YOU GOTTA KEEP UP WITH ME,
  • 00:15:53.160 --> 00:15:57.010
  • PSALM 92:13 SAYS THIS,
  • 00:15:57.100 --> 00:15:58.270
  • "THOSE WHO ARE PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
  • 00:15:59.060 --> 00:16:00.290
  • "SHALL FLOURISH IN THE COURTS OF OUR GOD."
  • 00:16:01.000 --> 00:16:03.080
  • EVERYBODY SAY PLANTED.
  • 00:16:03.170 --> 00:16:04.210
  • -[CONGREGATION] PLANTED.
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:05.270
  • - SO YOU GOT TO GET PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD
  • 00:16:06.080 --> 00:16:07.130
  • AND PLANTED IN YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:16:07.220 --> 00:16:08.260
  • LET YOUR ROOTS GO DOWN DEEP.
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:11.240
  • NUMBER TWO, GROW DEEP ROOTS.
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:14.070
  • SAY ROOTS. - ROOTS.
  • 00:16:14.080 --> 00:16:16.100
  • - COLOSSIANS 2:7 SAYS, "LET YOUR ROOTS GO DOWN INTO HIM.
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:19.150
  • "LET YOUR LIVES BE BUILT ON HIM.
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:21.200
  • "THEN YOUR FAITH WILL GROW STRONG IN THE TRUTH
  • 00:16:22.020 --> 00:16:23.210
  • "THAT YOU WERE TAUGHT
  • 00:16:23.270 --> 00:16:24.240
  • "AND YOU WILL OVERFLOW WITH THANKFULNESS."
  • 00:16:24.250 --> 00:16:25.240
  • LET YOUR ROOTS GO DOWN DEEP.
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:27.100
  • NUMBER THREE, BE FRUITFUL.
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:29.110
  • BE FRUITFUL.
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:30.260
  • FRUITFUL MEANS THAT YOU'RE MAKING A CONTRIBUTION.
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:33.110
  • FRUITFUL MEANS COLOSSIANS 1:10.
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:36.110
  • JUST GO TO VERSE 10.
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:37.160
  • VERSE 10, SAYS THIS, "SO THAT YOU MAY LIVE A LIFE
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:39.120
  • "WORTHY OF THE LORD AND PLEASES HIM IN EVERY WAY
  • 00:16:39.230 --> 00:16:44.250
  • "BEARING FRUIT IN EVERY GOOD WORK
  • 00:16:44.260 --> 00:16:47.030
  • "GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR GOD."
  • 00:16:47.130 --> 00:16:48.170
  • THEY WERE FRUITFUL.
  • 00:16:48.180 --> 00:16:49.140
  • SO WE ARE TO BE PLANTED.
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:51.050
  • YOU CAN'T HAVE FRUIT UNLESS YOU'RE PLANTED.
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:54.050
  • FOLLOW?
  • 00:16:54.120 --> 00:16:56.250
  • FRUIT ONLY COMES BECAUSE THEY'VE PLANTED IT.
  • 00:16:57.070 --> 00:16:59.220
  • IN ORDER TO BE PLANTED, YOU'VE GOT TO GET ROOTED.
  • 00:17:00.050 --> 00:17:02.190
  • ROOTED MEANS THAT YOUR ROOTS GO DOWN DEEP
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:05.130
  • AND IT GROWS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
  • 00:17:05.140 --> 00:17:07.090
  • SO YOU ARE PLANTED, DEEP ROOTS
  • 00:17:07.190 --> 00:17:10.120
  • AND NOW YOU'RE BEARING FRUIT.
  • 00:17:10.190 --> 00:17:12.260
  • AND EVERY CHRISTIAN, MYSELF AND YOURSELF INCLUDED,
  • 00:17:13.090 --> 00:17:16.010
  • OUR FRUIT WILL BE INSPECTED.
  • 00:17:16.090 --> 00:17:18.140
  • JESUS SAID, "I WANT YOU TO HAVE FRUIT THAT LASTS."
  • 00:17:18.250 --> 00:17:22.130
  • "NOT FRUIT THAT ROTS SO EARLY.
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:26.000
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO BEAR FRUIT THAT LASTS.
  • 00:17:26.100 --> 00:17:28.280
  • THE FRUIT THAT YOU AND I BEAR
  • 00:17:28.290 --> 00:17:30.280
  • IS WHAT DO OUR LIVES LOOK LIKE.
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:33.220
  • ARE YOU BEING A FRUITFUL CHRISTIAN OR FRUITFUL BELIEVER?
  • 00:17:34.040 --> 00:17:37.130
  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS FROM US.
  • 00:17:37.240 --> 00:17:39.100
  • THE THIRD CHAIR AND THIS CHAIR IS THE ONE I WANNA EMPHASIZE
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:46.070
  • FOR A COUPLE MORE MINUTES.
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:49.090
  • THIS IS THE CHAIR, WATCH THIS.
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:51.180
  • OF COURSE IS THE CHAIR THAT YOU SIT IN.
  • 00:17:51.290 --> 00:17:56.030
  • BUT DON'T MISTAKE THIS CHAIR
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:18:00.150
  • FOR RETIREMENT ROCKER.
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:03.240
  • AND I GET OLDER, I'M MATURE,
  • 00:18:04.020 --> 00:18:05.040
  • I'VE KINDA NOT DOING ANYTHING ANYMORE.
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:07.100
  • I'M KINDA, WE DID WHEN THE CHURCH FIRST STARTED
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:09.210
  • OR YEAH, ON MOTHER CHURCH BEFORE I CAME AND WENT
  • 00:18:10.020 --> 00:18:12.060
  • BUT WE'RE OLDER NOW.
  • 00:18:12.070 --> 00:18:14.150
  • AND WE LET EVERYBODY ELSE DO IT
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:15.280
  • AND 'CAUSE THAT'S THEIR TURN
  • 00:18:16.060 --> 00:18:17.080
  • AND THAT'S BAD PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:19.140
  • THAT'S NOT THE WAY THAT IT WORKS?
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:22.050
  • GOD WANTS TO USE YOU,
  • 00:18:22.110 --> 00:18:23.190
  • FROM GLORY TO GLORY, FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:27.090
  • SAME WAY THAT HE USED CALEB WHEN CALEB WAS IN HIS '80S
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:30.050
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:18:30.110 --> 00:18:31.140
  • GOD STILL WANTS TO USE YOU.
  • 00:18:31.220 --> 00:18:33.000
  • THERE'S SO MUCH GIFTS AND TALENTS,
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:34.250
  • IT'S STILL WRAPPED UP IN YOU THAT WE HAVE YET TO DISCOVER.
  • 00:18:35.060 --> 00:18:36.220
  • WE WANNA KNOW YOU GOT SO MUCH LOVE THAT YOU CAN SHOW,
  • 00:18:36.230 --> 00:18:39.090
  • YOU GOT SO MUCH ALOHA YOU CAN GIVE.
  • 00:18:39.100 --> 00:18:41.050
  • THERE'S SO MANY THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:42.210
  • AND YOU CAN STILL DO IT IN THIS AGE, DOESN'T MATTER.
  • 00:18:43.010 --> 00:18:45.130
  • THIS IS NOT AN AGE THING BY THE WAY.
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:47.080
  • THIS IS NOT LIKE,
  • 00:18:47.160 --> 00:18:48.130
  • "I'M 17, WHEN I'M 60 I'LL SIT IN THIS CHAIR."
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.220
  • SO SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE THIS MENTALITY
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:52.230
  • AS A YOUNGER PERSON THAT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:52.240 --> 00:18:55.070
  • "I ALREADY DID, PAID MY DUES, WERE GOOD."
  • 00:18:55.170 --> 00:18:58.020
  • DON'T LET YOURSELF SIT IN THIS.
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:18:59.040
  • THIS BIG COMPLACENT.
  • 00:18:59.110 --> 00:19:01.000
  • THE OTHER CHAIR WE SHOULD HAVE STARTED OFF WITH IS THIS ONE.
  • 00:19:01.130 --> 00:19:02.090
  • THIS IS LIKE A BABY CHAIR.
  • 00:19:02.100 --> 00:19:03.280
  • THIS IS A HIGH CHAIR.
  • 00:19:03.290 --> 00:19:06.000
  • IF I HAD A BEARD RIGHT NOW IT'D BE SO FUNNY
  • 00:19:06.010 --> 00:19:07.240
  • IF I HAD A BEARD RIGHT HERE AND BE LIKE,
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:10.010
  • I'LL BE LOOKING LIKE DAMIAN LILLARD AND THE COMMERCIAL,
  • 00:19:10.130 --> 00:19:13.040
  • THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:14.200
  • THIS IS THE CHAIR THAT SAYS, "JUST FEED ME AND I'M GOOD.
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:18.070
  • "AND GONNA CRY EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, CHANGE MY DIAPER,
  • 00:19:18.190 --> 00:19:21.180
  • "MAKE SURE I'M WELL FED."
  • 00:19:21.190 --> 00:19:23.050
  • YOU DON'T WANNA SIT IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:24.280
  • YOU GOT TO OUTGROW THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:26.040
  • IMAGINE IF YOU WERE STILL IN THIS CHAIR
  • 00:19:26.050 --> 00:19:28.260
  • AND YOU'RE LIKE 10 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:19:29.040 --> 00:19:30.210
  • THIS CHAIR DON'T FIT YOU ANYMORE, WE GOT TO GROW.
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:33.240
  • THIS CHAIR RIGHT HERE IS THE CHAIR,
  • 00:19:34.030 --> 00:19:37.000
  • THE BEACH CHAIR.
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:39.100
  • I'M AT THE BEACH, I'M ENJOYING EVERYTHING MAN.
  • 00:19:39.110 --> 00:19:42.140
  • YOU GUYS KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO, GOOD JOB.
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:45.170
  • WAY TO GO GUYS, AWESOME.
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:47.130
  • GLAD YOU GUYS ARE DOING GREAT, WAY TO GO.
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:49.080
  • NOW GET OFF THIS CHAIR YOU GUYS DON'T...
  • 00:19:49.180 --> 00:19:50.180
  • YOU KNOW THAT CHAIR?
  • 00:19:50.190 --> 00:19:51.270
  • NOW HERE'S THE OTHER CHAIR.
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:52.230
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:19:52.290 --> 00:19:53.190
  • IN THIS CHAIR YOU GO...
  • 00:19:53.280 --> 00:19:56.270
  • THIS IS THE LAZY BOY RECLINER.
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:19:59.110
  • THE LAZY BOY, I LIKE THIS CHAIR,
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:01.000
  • THIS CHAIR IS COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:02.180
  • AND THEY'RE GONNA BE TIMES IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:02.280 --> 00:20:05.090
  • THAT THINGS HAVE HAPPENED,
  • 00:20:05.180 --> 00:20:06.290
  • THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SIT IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:20:07.080 --> 00:20:09.240
  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS CHAIR,
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:12.120
  • YOU GOT TO JUST GET OUT OF IT.
  • 00:20:12.130 --> 00:20:14.010
  • BECAUSE THIS WAS MEANT FOR PEOPLE WHO MAYBE
  • 00:20:14.130 --> 00:20:17.170
  • CAME FROM ANOTHER PLACE,
  • 00:20:17.240 --> 00:20:20.000
  • THINGS MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:21.030
  • DIDN'T GO THE WAY THAT YOU WANTED IT TO
  • 00:20:21.130 --> 00:20:22.190
  • AND YOU SIT IN THIS CHAIR AND YOU'RE LIKE, "CAN I JUST SIT?
  • 00:20:23.030 --> 00:20:24.110
  • "CAN I JUST ENJOY THIS FOR A MOMENT?"
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:26.250
  • LIKE YEAH, NO PROBLEM BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET UP AND HELP
  • 00:20:26.260 --> 00:20:29.110
  • BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH WRAPPED UP INSIDE OF YOU
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:31.000
  • THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT.
  • 00:20:31.090 --> 00:20:33.130
  • AND THERE ARE TIMES THAT PEOPLE
  • 00:20:33.230 --> 00:20:35.130
  • GO THROUGH THOSE SEASONS OF THEIR LIVES
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:36.130
  • AND THEY JUST NEED TO SIT HERE.
  • 00:20:36.230 --> 00:20:38.150
  • BUT DON'T SIT IN THAT CHAIR TOO LONG.
  • 00:20:38.230 --> 00:20:40.200
  • THERE'S TWO KINDS OF TRIGGER WORDS IN CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:20:41.030 --> 00:20:44.060
  • THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE TRIGGER WORDS.
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:46.120
  • PASTOR, WE'RE IN A NEW SEASON.
  • 00:20:46.130 --> 00:20:51.120
  • TRUE, WE ALL HAVE NEW SEASONS.
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:54.250
  • BUT DON'T LET YOUR NEW SEASON BE AN EXCUSE
  • 00:20:54.260 --> 00:20:58.020
  • NOT TO GET BACK AT THE TABLE AND GROWING AGAIN.
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:02.090
  • OR PASTOR WE'RE IN TRANSITION.
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:04.230
  • I KNOW WE'RE ALWAYS IN TRANSITION.
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:07.150
  • ALWAYS IN TRANSITION.
  • 00:21:07.160 --> 00:21:09.180
  • TRANSITION, CHANGE HAPPENS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:21:09.190 --> 00:21:12.030
  • TRANSITION TAKES A LONG TIME.
  • 00:21:12.110 --> 00:21:14.080
  • SO WE'RE ALWAYS IN TRANSITION.
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:16.030
  • GOD WANTS US TO DO SOMETHING MORE.
  • 00:21:16.040 --> 00:21:18.020
  • AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:20.250
  • THAT I WANT TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT CHAIR THREE, IS THIS CHAIR
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:25.080
  • YOU'VE BEEN EMPOWERED IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:28.270
  • OUR JOB
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.260
  • IS NOT A HOLY HUDDLE,
  • 00:21:31.050 --> 00:21:34.010
  • INSPIRE.
  • 00:21:34.050 --> 00:21:35.190
  • WE'RE MOBILIZED, EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:40.040
  • TO HELP CHANGE THE STATE, CHANGE WHERE YOU LIVE,
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:42.220
  • CHANGE WHERE YOU WORK, TO BRING THE CATALYST
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:45.150
  • THAT YOU ARE OF GOD, THAT WHEN YOU WALK INTO A PLACE
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:48.210
  • YOU'RE BRINGING THE PRESENCE OF GOD WHEREVER YOU GO,
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:50.270
  • THAT CHAIR THREE MEANS THAT YOU WALK INTO YOUR SCHOOL
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:53.280
  • AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PULPIT, THAT DESK IS YOUR PULPIT.
  • 00:21:54.100 --> 00:21:57.040
  • YOUR PLATFORM IS THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:57.150 --> 00:21:59.090
  • THAT WHAT IT IS, YOU ARE NOT HERE BY ACCIDENT,
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:02.070
  • NOT JUST AS A FIRST CHAIRPERSON,
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:04.120
  • BUT YOU ARE HERE BY DESIGN THAT GOD HAS PLACED YOU
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:06.220
  • IN THIS STATE AND IN THIS TIME
  • 00:22:07.020 --> 00:22:09.090
  • THAT YOU HAVE THAT PARTICULAR JOB,
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:11.080
  • YOU ARE DOING THAT PARTICULAR THING WITH YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:11.180 --> 00:22:13.260
  • MAYBE OF COURSE YOU WORKED HARD
  • 00:22:13.270 --> 00:22:15.160
  • AND YES, YOU'VE ORCHESTRATED SOME THINGS
  • 00:22:15.170 --> 00:22:17.190
  • AND YES, YOU'VE HAD A STRATEGY AND A PLAN
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:20.030
  • AND HERE YOU ARE TODAY.
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:21.190
  • BUT CAN I TELL YOU, NOT WITHOUT GOD'S HELP,
  • 00:22:21.280 --> 00:22:24.050
  • NOT WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:25.280
  • WITH YOU AND THROUGH YOU
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:27.090
  • AND SO LIKE ESTHER, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS,
  • 00:22:27.100 --> 00:22:30.260
  • WE ANSWER THE CALL OF GOD IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:22:30.270 --> 00:22:33.150
  • WHAT IS THE CALL OF GOD IN OUR LIVES?
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:34.280
  • WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS THEN WE ARE CHANGED,
  • 00:22:35.080 --> 00:22:38.010
  • GOD WILL REMOVE THIS.
  • 00:22:38.070 --> 00:22:39.010
  • HE'S NOT JUST THE SAVIOR OF OUR LIFE,
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:41.040
  • HE IS THE LORD OF OUR LIVES.
  • 00:22:41.120 --> 00:22:42.270
  • BECAUSE IF HE'S JUST YOUR SAVIOR
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:44.180
  • YOU'RE GONNA BE LIKE THE FIRST TWO SOILS,
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:46.120
  • YOU'RE GONNA FALL AWAY.
  • 00:22:46.180 --> 00:22:47.250
  • BUT IF HE IS YOUR LORD, YOU'RE GONNA STRENGTHEN YOURSELF
  • 00:22:48.070 --> 00:22:51.020
  • AND YOU WILL LAST EVERY SEASON THAT YOU GO THROUGH
  • 00:22:51.130 --> 00:22:53.200
  • AND EVERY STORM THAT COMES YOUR WAY,
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:55.120
  • BECAUSE WHY, THE DEVIL KNOWS THAT YOU ARE A THREAT.
  • 00:22:55.230 --> 00:22:57.070
  • HE KNOWS THE POTENTIAL OF THIS CHURCH
  • 00:22:57.170 --> 00:22:59.110
  • AND EVERY PERSON COMING TO THIS PLACE,
  • 00:22:59.220 --> 00:23:00.280
  • THAT IF YOU ANSWER THE CALL OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:23:01.090 --> 00:23:03.230
  • AND YOU REALIZE THE POTENTIAL THAT GOD GAVE YOU
  • 00:23:04.040 --> 00:23:06.010
  • AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND WHERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:23:06.020 --> 00:23:08.090
  • THAT YOU ARE HERE TO INFILTRATE
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:12.090
  • AND INFLUENCE SOCIETY IN EVERY SPHERE
  • 00:23:12.190 --> 00:23:17.150
  • THAT YOU LIVE IN,
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:18.180
  • FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE ARTS TO POLITICS,
  • 00:23:18.290 --> 00:23:25.130
  • TO THE MARKETPLACE AND BUSINESS,
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:27.200
  • TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MILITARY.
  • 00:23:27.290 --> 00:23:29.280
  • EVERY ASPECT, WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR THINKING,
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.180
  • WHEN YOU WALK INTO THAT OFFICE,
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:34.100
  • YOU WALK INTO THAT LOCKER ROOM, YOU WALK INTO THAT SCHOOL,
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:36.250
  • YOU REALIZE YOU'RE NOT JUST TAKING UP SPACE
  • 00:23:37.040 --> 00:23:39.180
  • THAT YOU REALIZE THAT YOU'RE DOING MORE
  • 00:23:39.190 --> 00:23:42.050
  • THAN EARNING AN INCOME,
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:43.180
  • YOU'RE DOING MORE THAN WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU
  • 00:23:43.290 --> 00:23:46.120
  • IS THE POTENTIAL AND THE POWER
  • 00:23:46.190 --> 00:23:48.130
  • TO BE WHAT GOD CALLED YOU TO BE
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:50.020
  • AND PEOPLE'S LIVES GET CHANGE
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:51.080
  • AND THEY GET SAVED AS A RESULT,
  • 00:23:51.090 --> 00:23:52.180
  • THEY GIVE THEIR LIVES TO JESUS.
  • 00:23:52.190 --> 00:23:55.030
  • YOU'RE NOT JUST ON,
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:56.050
  • I REMEMBER, I WAS WORKING ON THE RAMP UP
  • 00:23:56.150 --> 00:23:57.090
  • ON THE RAMP FOR JESUS,
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:23:58.230
  • I'M NOT ON THE, IN FACT, YOU'RE ON THE RAMP FOR JESUS.
  • 00:23:59.000 --> 00:24:03.160
  • I WORK FOR JESUS AT AMERICAN AIRLINES.
  • 00:24:03.260 --> 00:24:05.160
  • I'M ON THE RAMP FOR JESUS. THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.
  • 00:24:05.270 --> 00:24:08.080
  • THAT'S WHY YOU'RE HERE.
  • 00:24:08.160 --> 00:24:09.140
  • YOU'RE ON THAT TEAM FOR JESUS
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:10.240
  • THAT'S WHY YOU'RE ON THEIR TEAM.
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:12.190
  • YOU GOT THEIR PROMOTION FOR JESUS.
  • 00:24:12.200 --> 00:24:15.050
  • HE WANTS TO USE YOU, GET YOU INTO PLACES NOBODY ELSE CAN GO
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:18.210
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR PERSONALITY AND YOUR CREDENTIALS.
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:22.000
  • WHO ARE YOU?
  • 00:24:22.060 --> 00:24:23.070
  • WHAT'S GOD DOING?
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:24.180
  • YOUR CREDENTIALS THAT GOD GAVE YOU?
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:26.270
  • THAT ACCESS THAT YOU HAVE?
  • 00:24:26.280 --> 00:24:28.250
  • NONE OF US GOT IT.
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:30.100
  • I CAN'T GO TO YOUR WORKPLACE
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:32.190
  • AND MAKE THE INFLUENCE THAT YOU CAN.
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:34.270
  • WHERE YOU WORK AND YOUR PLATFORM AND YOUR PREACHING
  • 00:24:34.280 --> 00:24:37.170
  • IS MORE POWERFUL THAN WHAT I GET TO DO ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:24:37.180 --> 00:24:40.040
  • YOU ARE EMPOWERED FOR THIS.
  • 00:24:40.120 --> 00:24:44.060
  • JESUS SAID, "WHAT GOOD IS SALT IF IT LOSES ITS SALTINESS?"
  • 00:24:44.180 --> 00:24:49.110
  • WHAT GOOD IS [MUMBLES] IF YOU LOST THE [MUMBLES]?
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:52.090
  • AND ALL YOU GOT IS THE [MUMBLES]?
  • 00:24:52.100 --> 00:24:57.150
  • WHAT IF YOU GOT ALL RED BUT NO FLAVOR?
  • 00:24:57.260 --> 00:25:00.210
  • WHAT IF?
  • 00:25:00.280 --> 00:25:02.060
  • WHAT DID JESUS SAY?
  • 00:25:02.130 --> 00:25:03.050
  • JESUS SAID, "WHAT GOOD IS THE LIGHT
  • 00:25:03.060 --> 00:25:06.060
  • "IF YOU KEEP COVERING IT UP?"
  • 00:25:06.140 --> 00:25:09.250
  • PERMEATE,
  • 00:25:09.290 --> 00:25:11.240
  • PRESERVE
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:13.250
  • FLAVOR,
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:15.220
  • ALL OF SOCIETY IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU AND I DO.
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:20.090
  • CHAIRS GUYS, BE CHAIR AWARE, WE GRADUATED,
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:23.280
  • WE'RE MOVING ON.
  • 00:25:24.030 --> 00:25:24.190
  • YOU'RE CHAIR ONE?
  • 00:25:24.200 --> 00:25:25.260
  • YOUR MOMENT IS COMING IN ONE MINUTE.
  • 00:25:25.270 --> 00:25:28.110
  • IF YOU'RE IN CHAIR TWO YOUR MANDATE IS TO GROW, SERVE,
  • 00:25:28.230 --> 00:25:33.200
  • BE LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:25:33.280 --> 00:25:36.080
  • IF YOU'RE IN CHAIR THREE,
  • 00:25:36.140 --> 00:25:37.230
  • CHAIR THREE, IT'S NOT ABOUT US ANYMORE,
  • 00:25:38.030 --> 00:25:40.100
  • WE GET UP, WE DON'T NEED THOSE CHAIRS, WE'RE SERVING,
  • 00:25:40.230 --> 00:25:44.110
  • WE'RE PERMEATING THE CULTURE,
  • 00:25:44.180 --> 00:25:45.130
  • WE'RE CHANGING THINGS AROUND US.
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  • WE'RE NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. WE'RE DIFFERENT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING.
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  • EVERYBODY, THIS IS PASTOR MIKE KAI
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  • 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 HILL SONG CHANNEL,
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  • VERY VERY THANKFUL THAT YOU TUNED IN.
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  • I WANT EVERYBODY TO REALIZE THIS,
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  • THAT THERE IS A SEAT AT THE TABLE
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  • FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • WHETHER YOU ARE IN CHAIR ONE THAT YOU'RE SEEKING,
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  • CHAIR TWO THAT YOU'RE GROWING
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  • OR CHAIR THREE THAT BE MATURING AND GROWING
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  • AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD,
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  • 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.
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  • AND ALSO WANNA INVITE YOU TO BEAUTIFUL HAWAII
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  • IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN OCTOBER.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S COLD,
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING COLD,
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GETTING GRAY
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  • OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT COLOR YOUR SKY IS,
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  • BUT IN HAWAII DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
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  • IT IS CRYSTAL BLUE WATERS AND BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES
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  • WITH GREEN VALLEYS,
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  • NICE WHITE SAND BEACHES, BLACK SAND BEACHES TOO
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  • AND EQUIP AND INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA WANNA CHECK OUT THIS CONFERENCE,
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  • IT IS ONE OF THE BEST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES
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  • FOR CHURCH LEADERS IN THE PACIFIC RIM, IN THE PACIFIC RIM.
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  • SO I WANNA INVITE YOU TO HAWAII DURING MONTH OF OCTOBER
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  • AT THE EQUIP AND INSPIRE CONFERENCE.
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  • GO TO OUR WEBSITE. CHECK IT OUT.
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  • ALSO, I'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM.
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  • MY INSTAGRAM IS AT THE BOTTOM AND ALSO ONE MORE THING,
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  • WE'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
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  • WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.
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  • HOW HAS THE LORD SPOKEN TO YOU AND TOUCHED YOU
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  • THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR OUR EMAIL?
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  • GO TO INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH,
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  • INFO@INSPIRE.CHURCH.
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  • SEND US AN EMAIL, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
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  • UNTIL THEN, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.
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  • HAVE A GREAT WEEK. GOD BLESS. ALOHA.
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