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January 23, 2021
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Joyful, joyful,we adore you ♪
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  • ♪ God of glory,Lord of love ♪
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  • ♪ Hearts unfold likeflow'rs before you ♪
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  • ♪ op'ning to the sun above ♪
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  • ♪ Melt the cloudsof sin and sadness ♪
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  • ♪ drive the darkof doubt away ♪
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  • ♪ Giver of immortal gladness,fill us with the light of day ♪
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  • ♪ Amen,Amen ♪
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  • ♪ Amen! ♪
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  • Bobby Schuller: This is the daythe Lord has made.
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  • We will rejoice and be glad init, good morning.
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  • Hannah Schuller: And welcomevisitors and church family.
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  • It is a joy to be with youtoday.
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  • You know, I really felt it on myheart to remind you that God
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  • says, "I am the Lord that healsyou.
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  • I am the Lord that heals you."
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  • If you need healing today, take'em for his word.
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  • You are loved.
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  • Bobby Schuller: And of course,all of us are going through
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  • various things and what a, youknow, difficult time and trying
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  • time for our country and for somany people today.
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  • It's already been tough becauseof Coronavirus and economic woes
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  • and all of these things.
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  • So, today we're gonna take sometime to just be together to love
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  • each other to rest to relax andto just receive from the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • The word that we need from himtoday.
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  • He's got a word for you, and Ibelieve it's gonna touch your
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  • heart, and it's gonna lead youto wherever you need to go this
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  • morning or this evening,wherever you're watching.
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  • Father, we thank you in Jesus'sname for all that you've given
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  • to us.
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  • We are so grateful for your HolySpirit, and we're thankful for
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  • the cross.
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  • Thank you, Lord, that we cancome before your throne boldly
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  • as beloved sons and daughters.
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  • We pray, God, that today wouldbe a new day, a fresh day for
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  • our families, our friends, ourcountries.
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  • Lord, we thank you so much forall you've given us, and we
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  • love you.
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  • It's in Jesus's name we pray,amen.
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  • Haven Schuller: Turn to theperson next fear and say God
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  • loves you and so do I.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, lover of my soul. ♪
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  • ♪ All consuming fireis in Your gaze. ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, I want Youto know. ♪
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  • ♪ I will follow Youall my days. ♪
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  • ♪ For no one elsein history is like You. ♪
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  • ♪ And history itselfbelongs to You. ♪
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  • ♪ Alpha and Omega, ♪
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  • ♪ You have loved me. ♪
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  • ♪ And I will spend eternitywith You. ♪
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  • ♪ It's all about You,Jesus. ♪
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  • ♪ And all this is for You. ♪
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  • ♪ For Your gloryand Your fame. ♪
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  • ♪ It's not about me. ♪
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  • ♪ As if You should dothings my way. ♪
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  • ♪ You alone are Godand I surrender ♪
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  • ♪ to Your ways. ♪
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  • ♪ Take my life,and let it be. ♪
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  • ♪ Consecrated, Lord,to Thee. ♪
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  • ♪ Take my momentsand my days. ♪
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  • ♪ Let them flowin ceaseless praise. ♪
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  • ♪ Let them flow ♪
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  • ♪ in ceaseless praise. ♪
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  • ♪ Take my hands,and let them move. ♪
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  • ♪ At the impulseof Thy love. ♪
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  • ♪ Take my voice,and let me sing. ♪
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  • ♪ Always, only,for my King. ♪
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  • ♪ Always, only, ♪
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  • ♪ for my King. ♪
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  • ♪ It's all about You,Jesus. ♪
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  • ♪ And all this is for You. ♪
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  • ♪ For Your gloryand Your fame. ♪
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  • ♪ It's not about me. ♪
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  • ♪ As if You should do thingsmy way. ♪
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  • ♪ You alone are God ♪
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  • ♪ and I surrenderto Your ways. ♪
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  • ♪ Take my lifeand let it be ♪
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  • ♪ always, only, ♪
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  • ♪ for my King. ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Hannah Schuller: In preparationfor the message, Matthew
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  • 22:36-40, "'Teacher, which isthe greatest commandment in
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  • the law?'
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  • Jesus replied, 'Love the Lordyour God with all your heart,
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  • with all your soul, and with allyour mind.
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  • This is the first and greatestcommandment.
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  • And the second is like it: loveyour neighbor as yourself.
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  • All the law and the prophetshang on these
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  • two commandments.'".
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  • Lord help us to fully embodythese commandments in your
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  • powerful name, amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ The Lord is my Shepherd,I shall not want ♪
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  • ♪ In green pastures,he makes me lie down ♪
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  • ♪ He restores my soul ♪
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  • ♪ and leads me onfor his name ♪
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  • ♪ For his great name ♪
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  • ♪ Surely goodness,surely mercy ♪
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  • ♪ Right beside meall my days ♪
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  • ♪ And I will dwell inyour house forever ♪
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  • ♪ and bless your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ You prepare a tableright before me ♪
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  • ♪ in the presenceof my enemies ♪
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  • ♪ Though the arrow flies ♪
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  • ♪ and the terror of nightis at my door ♪
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  • ♪ I trust you, Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Surely goodness,surely mercy ♪
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  • ♪ Right beside meall my days ♪
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  • ♪ And I will dwell inyour house forever ♪
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  • ♪ and bless your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Even though I walkthrough the valley ♪
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  • ♪ of the shadow of death ♪
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  • ♪ you are on my side ♪
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  • ♪ Surely goodness,surely mercy ♪
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  • ♪ Right beside meall my days ♪
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  • ♪ I will dwell inyour house forever ♪
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  • ♪ and bless your holy name ♪♪
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  • Bobby Schuller:Thank you for joining us
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  • on "Hour of Power" today.
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  • We hope you've foundincredible hope
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  • and inspirationfrom this program.
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  • As we embrace the new year,Hannah and I want to say
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  • thank you for your continuedgenerosity that carries us
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  • through every season.
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  • Even in the faceof a global pandemic,
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  • your unfailing supporthas lifted this ministry
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  • up on eagle's wingsand empowered us
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  • to take the renewing strengthof Christ's love
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  • to millions around the world.
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  • Hannah Schuller:Isaiah 40:31 says,
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  • "But those who hope in the Lordwill renew their strength.
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  • They will soar on wingslike eagles.
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  • They will runand not grow weary.
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  • They will walkand not be faint."
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  • Friends, no matter how unsettledthings look around us,
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  • Jesus is all that we need.
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  • Whether you're in the valleyor on the mountaintop,
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  • his Spirit gives uswings to fly.
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  • As we rest in his strengthand sufficiency,
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  • our Savior suppliesdivine energy
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  • and profound endurancethat inspire us
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  • to soar above uncertainty.
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  • Bobby Schuller: That's right,and since the 1980s,
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  • our Eagle Partners have beena living reflection
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  • of God's faithfulnessand renewing strength to us.
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  • When viewers like you chooseto uphold "Hour of Power"
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  • with recurring monthly donation,it enables us to build a solid
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  • foundation from whichbig dreams are born
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  • and great heights are reached.
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  • As we move boldlyinto our next 50 years,
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  • we are committed to sendingthe liberating love of Jesus
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  • around the globeby embracing new technology,
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  • expanding our online outreach,
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  • and establishing operationsin hard-to-reach parts
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  • of the world.
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  • This is why Eagle Partnershipsis so important,
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  • and it's why weinvite you to join
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  • this very special groupof friends today.
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  • male announcer: Prayerfullyconsider becomingan Eagle Partner
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  • This one-of-a-kind keepsakewas designed to remind you
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  • Bobby Schuller: If you've beenan Eagle Partner in the past,
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  • I ask you to join us again so wecan keep "Hour of Power" alive
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  • and thriving in 2021.
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  • And if you've never beenan Eagle Partner,
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  • I encourage you to spreadyour wings today.
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  • Give God the chance to bless youfor your commitment to his work
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  • and his kingdom hereand around the world,
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  • and I'm certain that the impact
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  • of your generositywill be great.
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  • Thank youand remember as always,
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  • God loves you and so do we.
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  • male announcer: Dr. Hugh Ross isan astrophysicist who founded
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  • the organization Reasons toBelieve, which researches
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  • scientific discoveries andprovides evidence to prove
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  • creation, Christianity, andGod's existence.
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  • Hugh Ross: Well, there's thisperception within the church
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  • that you can't reconcile sciencewith what the Bible teaches.
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  • male announcer: The organizationshowcases that science and a
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  • biblical faith can intertwineand work together cohesively.
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  • Dr. Ross has shared his findingsin a number of books as well as
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  • news articles and podcasts.
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  • He's also a teacher at A*W TozerSeminary and Southern
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  • Evangelical Seminary.
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  • Please welcome Dr. Hugh Ross.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Dr. Ross, hi,welcome.
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  • What a joy it is to have youvirtually with us this morning,
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  • and I wish you could be here inperson, but of course, you've
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  • got a lot of fans in the houseand on television.
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  • It's such a joy to have you withus, thank you.
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  • Well, I know most of us I thinkhere familiar with your work,
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  • but for those who haven't heardit, can you tell us a little bit
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  • about your story and sort of howyou came to this place of both
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  • being a scientist and being, Imean, I would think of sort of a
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  • teacher-- you know, Christianteacher.
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  • Hugh Ross: Yeah, I was born,raised, and educated in Canada,
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  • didn't really get to knowChristians until I showed up at
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  • Caltech at age 27, but I startedstudying astronomy reading four
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  • or five books a week from theage of seven onwards.
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  • I knew from age eight onwardsthat I would become an
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  • astrophysicist, and it was myresearch and study in astronomy
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  • that persuaded me the universemust have a beginning.
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  • If there's a beginning, theremust be a cosmic beginner.
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  • So at age 17, I went on a questto find that cosmic beginner.
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  • I first looked for him in thewritings of the great
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  • philosophers, discovered theyhad the wrong concepts of the
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  • universe, and then I began to gothrough the world's holy books.
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  • And when I tell people I reallydidn't get to know Christians
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  • until I was 27, I did see twofrom 30 feet away when I was 11
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  • years of age, and these are twobusinessmen that came into our
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  • public school and put two boxeson our teacher's desk.
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  • But in those boxes were GideonBibles.
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  • So I began to go through myGideon Bible, starting at
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  • age 17.
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  • I was spending about an hour ortwo a day, I was, you know, kind
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  • of going through it putting itto the test, discovered how
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  • different it was from the otherholy books.
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  • It actually predicted futurescientific discoveries and
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  • future historical events.
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  • I was especially impressed thatit predicted all the features of
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  • Big Bang cosmology thousands ofyears before astronomers had a
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  • clue that this was the correctdescription of the universe.
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  • At age 19, I became convincedthat this book, the Bible, was
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  • the inspired inerrant word ofGod and wound up signing my name
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  • in the back of the Gideon Bible,giving my life to Jesus Christ.
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  • This is the very Bible that Isigned my name in a way
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  • back then.
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  • And having spent two yearsfine-tooth combing the Bible, I
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  • realized giving your life toJesus Christ is making a
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  • commitment to publiclydemonstrate that Jesus is the
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  • most important person in yourlife.
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  • So I began to look for people Icould share my Christian faith
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  • with starting with my physicslab partner and went on to share
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  • my faith with our colleagues atthe University of Toronto.
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  • And when I arrived at Caltech,that's where I really met
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  • serious Christians for the firsttime, and they said, Hugh, it's
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  • great that you're leading theseastrophysicists to Christ, and
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  • that had happened.
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  • Several atheists had come toChrist, and they said have you
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  • ever thought about sharing yourfaith with non-scientists.
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  • I asked them where do you findthese non-scientists?
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  • Just walk off the Caltechcampus, and I literally
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  • did that.
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  • I walked off the campus, juststarted talking to people in the
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  • street and discovered that theywere far more receptive to the
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  • scientific evidence that theBible is the word of God, and
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  • that led me into a full-timeministry of using the book of
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  • nature that God has given us tobring people to the book of
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  • Scripture and to bring them intorelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • Bobby Schuller: That is a dangerin academic circles, especially
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  • with professors and gradstudents and pre-doc and
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  • postdoc students.
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  • You have this sort of arrogancethat's kinda like I
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  • know everything.
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  • I know I was that way when I wasin my twenties when I was in
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  • grad school.
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  • I thought I was the smartest guyever until I got in a room, of
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  • course, full of people that werea lot smarter than I was.
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  • But that's a hard barrier, Ithink, to break from a, you
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  • know, sharing your faithstandpoint.
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  • One thing I think is a fan ofhistory that I think is so
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  • interesting is how the churchand science oftentimes have been
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  • at odds.
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  • You know, you think of thingslike theories about how the
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  • solar system worked was at oddswith Christian theology, for
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  • example, in the medieval world,and yet many Christians and
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  • churches have been at the heartof building these universities.
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  • Like Harvard was, I think, wasestablished to train
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  • missionaries, and Isaac Newtonwrote a systematic theology.
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  • So there's certainly been abackground.
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  • Why do you think-- I guess thequestion I'm getting at is why
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  • do you think so many leaders inthe scientific community want to
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  • draw this line for people now, Ifeel like more than ever, where
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  • it's like you can't be a seriousChristian and be a
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  • serious scientist.
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  • Hugh Ross: Well, I get that allthe time when I attend
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  • scientific meetings.
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  • They say you know, it's obviousthat the Bible is
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  • scientifically flawed.
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  • I say, well, who told you that?
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  • I found out they typicallyhaven't even opened the book up.
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  • I say, well, look at the Bible,follow the biblical
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  • testing method.
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  • It's no accident that thescientific revolution and the
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  • scientific method exploded in areformation year.
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  • And they're stunned to discoverthat the scientific method is
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  • actually in the pages ofScripture, and if you follow
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  • that, you will come up with amore accurate interpretation of
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  • the Bible, and it's a perfectfit with the established
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  • scientific record.
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  • I mean, that's how I actuallyengage my fellow scientists and
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  • to bring them to Christ, but youhave to be patient.
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  • I mean, it took me two years,and so I actually give these
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  • scientists the opportunity, putit to the test, go at it step by
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  • step, ask questions, and I wantthem to be totally confident
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  • that indeed this is the inspiredinerrant word of God, completely
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  • compatible with the record ofnature.
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  • Bobby Schuller: That's awesome,one thing, Dr. Ross, I really
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  • enjoy is your heart to leadpeople to the Lord, and that's
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  • something, you know, we're verymissional church, and we want to
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  • see people who feel like, youknow, church can never be a
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  • place for me.
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  • We want to show them that thatthe house of God is the best
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  • place for people like whoeveryou are.
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  • And I love it in this book,"Always Be Ready," you're
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  • encouraging people how to sharetheir faith, and I think it's
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  • so important.
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  • Well, Dr. Ross, thank you somuch for encouraging us.
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  • I totally believe in thosedivine appointments to encourage
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  • people and to share your faithand pray with people.
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  • So grateful you're encouragingpeople to do that.
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  • Thank you so much for joining ustoday.
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  • I wanna encourage you if you'reat home to get a copy of this
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  • book, especially if you havesomeone in your life from the
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  • scientific community that youwant to share your faith with.
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  • Dr. Ross, thank you so much, Godbless you.
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  • Hugh Ross: You're very welcome,thank you.
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  • ♪ hallowed be thy holy name. ♪
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  • ♪ Thy kingdom comeand Thy will be done ♪
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  • Bobby Schuller:Thank you for joining us
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  • on "Hour of Power" today.
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  • We hope you've foundincredible hope
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  • and inspirationfrom this program.
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  • As we embrace the new year,Hannah and I want to say
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  • thank you for your continuedgenerosity that carries us
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  • through every season.
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  • Even in the faceof a global pandemic,
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  • your unfailing supporthas lifted this ministry
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  • up on eagle's wingsand empowered us
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  • to millions around the world.
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  • Hannah Schuller:Isaiah 40:31 says,
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  • "But those who hope in the Lordwill renew their strength.
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  • They will soar on wingslike eagles.
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  • They will runand not grow weary.
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  • They will walkand not be faint."
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  • Friends, no matter how unsettledthings look around us,
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  • Whether you're in the valleyor on the mountaintop,
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  • his Spirit gives uswings to fly.
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  • As we rest in his strengthand sufficiency,
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  • and profound endurancethat inspire us
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  • Bobby Schuller: Well, whoeveryou are, would you stand with
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  • me today?
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  • Hold your hands out like this asa way of receiving from
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  • the Lord.
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  • I have, I'm not what people sayabout.
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  • Me I am the beloved of God.
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  • It's who I am.
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  • friend Jesus and share his lovewith the world.
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  • Well, today we're continuing thesecond part of our series on
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  • Lead Like Jesus.
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  • The messages in this thing aregonna sound a little corporate
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  • sometimes, which I can feel kindof uncomfortable with, and I
  • 00:30:08.223 --> 00:30:11.526
  • won't get into as much ofhistory and a lot of those
  • 00:30:11.559 --> 00:30:13.428
  • things that we like, but I thinkthere's some other stuff that I
  • 00:30:13.461 --> 00:30:16.698
  • think is valuable to be foundwhen we learn what it means to
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  • lead and influence others not inthe way that the world teaches
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  • us, but in the way that the Lordteaches us, that we are taught
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  • to be more like servants thanlike emperors, and that in God's
  • 00:30:32.313 --> 00:30:36.417
  • kingdom when we lead in order toserve, when we lead in order to
  • 00:30:36.451 --> 00:30:41.022
  • protect, to bless, to encourage,to share our faith, that we
  • 00:30:41.055 --> 00:30:47.595
  • actually find that that's thebest way to lead.
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  • And so we talked about that lastweek.
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  • We talked about the heart ofJesus and what it means to lead
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  • in that way, but today we'regonna talk about the head
  • 00:30:54.569 --> 00:30:56.237
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:30:56.271 --> 00:30:57.605
  • In other words, what is thephilosophy of leadership that
  • 00:30:57.639 --> 00:31:00.942
  • Rabbi Jesus was teaching hisdisciples and what we can learn
  • 00:31:00.975 --> 00:31:05.613
  • from that in terms of our ownleadership.
  • 00:31:05.647 --> 00:31:08.583
  • Again, I wanna remind you thatyou are a leader.
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  • You think, I don't have anyfollowers.
  • 00:31:12.687 --> 00:31:13.988
  • Well, of course you do.
  • 00:31:14.022 --> 00:31:15.323
  • Anytime you try to giveinfluence to your spouse.
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  • If you're married, you're aleader.
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  • If you've got kids, you're aleader.
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  • If you're sitting in the pewright now, you're a leader.
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  • No matter where you are, whatyou're doing, if you ever speak,
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  • if you ever respond, if you everreact to people, you are in
  • 00:31:32.307 --> 00:31:35.777
  • small ways and big waysinfluencing, and that makes you
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  • a leader.
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  • And the more you influence themore you're sort of seen as
  • 00:31:40.181 --> 00:31:42.317
  • a leader.
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  • So I want you to think ofyourself as a leader and think
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  • about the way that you lead ashaving, you know, a philosophy
  • 00:31:45.520 --> 00:31:50.758
  • or as having, you know,something to it where you think
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  • I got to lead the right way.
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  • Okay, so the first thing yourecognize that makes Jesus a
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  • different as a leader than themore, you know, notable leaders
  • 00:31:59.567 --> 00:32:03.972
  • of history, Alexander the Great,Caesar, various presidents and
  • 00:32:04.005 --> 00:32:08.643
  • others that we think are thesegreat leaders, is that Jesus
  • 00:32:08.676 --> 00:32:12.513
  • himself really didn't really domuch outside of his
  • 00:32:12.547 --> 00:32:18.219
  • little circle.
  • 00:32:18.252 --> 00:32:19.554
  • In other words, Jesus didn'ttravel probably more than 30
  • 00:32:19.587 --> 00:32:25.193
  • miles from the place he wasborn.
  • 00:32:25.226 --> 00:32:28.196
  • Jesus was probably not wealthy.
  • 00:32:28.229 --> 00:32:30.932
  • Jesus never actually wroteanything down himself.
  • 00:32:30.965 --> 00:32:35.436
  • He never built anything.
  • 00:32:35.470 --> 00:32:37.405
  • Well, he would've been abuilder, so he would've built
  • 00:32:37.438 --> 00:32:38.906
  • stuff for other people, but hehimself never built anything,
  • 00:32:38.940 --> 00:32:42.343
  • you know, he never built asynagogue with his name on it
  • 00:32:42.377 --> 00:32:45.279
  • or something.
  • 00:32:45.313 --> 00:32:46.614
  • And Jesus personally nevertoppled any kingdoms or led any
  • 00:32:46.647 --> 00:32:51.185
  • revolutions against anygovernments, and yet you can see
  • 00:32:51.219 --> 00:32:55.289
  • that the after effects ofJesus's life and ministry led to
  • 00:32:55.323 --> 00:33:00.328
  • the writing of some of thegreatest books in history,
  • 00:33:00.361 --> 00:33:03.865
  • including the Bible, led to someof the biggest crowds that have
  • 00:33:03.898 --> 00:33:08.002
  • ever, ever gathered.
  • 00:33:08.036 --> 00:33:09.337
  • We've seen millions of peoplegather in churches in places
  • 00:33:09.370 --> 00:33:12.473
  • like Africa, even today.
  • 00:33:12.507 --> 00:33:14.742
  • He never built a building, butsome of the greatest cathedrals
  • 00:33:14.776 --> 00:33:18.079
  • and churches and governmentbuildings and universities were
  • 00:33:18.112 --> 00:33:22.650
  • built because of him, and I canmake the historic argument-- I
  • 00:33:22.683 --> 00:33:26.954
  • don't have time today-- thatChristianity toppled the Roman
  • 00:33:26.988 --> 00:33:29.791
  • Empire and toppled many other,you know, bad empires and things
  • 00:33:29.824 --> 00:33:34.562
  • like that.
  • 00:33:34.595 --> 00:33:35.897
  • So my point is when we look atChrist, we can see that if you
  • 00:33:35.930 --> 00:33:40.368
  • never leave your hometown, andif you never write a book and if
  • 00:33:40.401 --> 00:33:45.640
  • you never build a building andif you never have giant crowds,
  • 00:33:45.673 --> 00:33:49.744
  • you can be the most influentialleader in history.
  • 00:33:49.777 --> 00:33:52.613
  • There is something to learn fromthis, that if you want to have a
  • 00:33:52.647 --> 00:33:57.952
  • true impact, you need to look atthe way Jesus led.
  • 00:33:57.985 --> 00:34:03.224
  • And one of the first things yousee is what Harry Truman said:
  • 00:34:03.257 --> 00:34:05.960
  • it's amazing what you canaccomplish if you don't care who
  • 00:34:05.993 --> 00:34:09.197
  • gets the credit.
  • 00:34:09.230 --> 00:34:11.466
  • Okay, when I look at the biggestdifference between Jesus's
  • 00:34:11.499 --> 00:34:15.970
  • leadership style and most of thegreat leaders of history, I see
  • 00:34:16.003 --> 00:34:20.441
  • lots of things, but the biggestthing that stands out that I'm
  • 00:34:20.475 --> 00:34:22.710
  • gonna really harp on today thatyou need to get if you leave
  • 00:34:22.743 --> 00:34:25.379
  • here is that although vision isimportant and a mission
  • 00:34:25.413 --> 00:34:29.350
  • statement is important and whereyou're going is important, the
  • 00:34:29.383 --> 00:34:32.520
  • most important thing to anyfamily that you want to thrive,
  • 00:34:32.553 --> 00:34:37.358
  • any business, any church ororganization, anything, is
  • 00:34:37.391 --> 00:34:41.696
  • its culture.
  • 00:34:41.729 --> 00:34:43.464
  • Its culture, its values.
  • 00:34:43.498 --> 00:34:46.501
  • The culture is greater than thevision, okay?
  • 00:34:46.534 --> 00:34:52.273
  • This is where you need to havean impact first if you want to
  • 00:34:52.306 --> 00:34:57.011
  • have the philosophy of Christ inyour work.
  • 00:34:57.044 --> 00:35:01.048
  • Or as Dallas Willard says:Christ cares more about big
  • 00:35:01.082 --> 00:35:04.719
  • Christians than he does abouthaving big churches.
  • 00:35:04.752 --> 00:35:09.257
  • So what you see from the Lord isthat even though there's big
  • 00:35:09.290 --> 00:35:12.493
  • crowds that follow him, hedoesn't seem to like
  • 00:35:12.527 --> 00:35:16.197
  • those crowds.
  • 00:35:16.230 --> 00:35:17.532
  • He invests in 12 disciples andthen maybe a broader group of
  • 00:35:17.565 --> 00:35:20.868
  • 70 disciples.
  • 00:35:20.902 --> 00:35:22.703
  • He's constantly using thechallenges they face to grow
  • 00:35:22.737 --> 00:35:26.174
  • them as people.
  • 00:35:26.207 --> 00:35:27.642
  • He's constantly using theirsituation to show them how they
  • 00:35:27.675 --> 00:35:30.444
  • can understand God in a fullerand deeper way, and so Christ is
  • 00:35:30.478 --> 00:35:34.916
  • all about building the kind ofpeople that will change the
  • 00:35:34.949 --> 00:35:38.319
  • world rather than being the guythat changes the world directly.
  • 00:35:38.352 --> 00:35:42.089
  • I've seen this, you know, inlots of different ways, but like
  • 00:35:42.123 --> 00:35:45.293
  • in the church, you have seenmany leaders who lead like the
  • 00:35:45.326 --> 00:35:49.130
  • world and many leaders who leadlike Christ.
  • 00:35:49.163 --> 00:35:52.533
  • So one of the best examples-- Iwonder if you knew him, Tim?
  • 00:35:52.567 --> 00:35:55.937
  • Is Chuck Smith, I don't evenreally know what Chuck Smith
  • 00:35:55.970 --> 00:35:59.373
  • looks like, actually.
  • 00:35:59.407 --> 00:36:01.142
  • I think I do, but you look atthe legacy of Chuck Smith from
  • 00:36:01.175 --> 00:36:05.913
  • the Jesus movement and this--did you know him, by the way?
  • 00:36:05.947 --> 00:36:09.283
  • So it started here in CostaMesa, where I live.
  • 00:36:09.317 --> 00:36:11.152
  • I live in Costa Mesa.
  • 00:36:11.185 --> 00:36:12.787
  • Chuck Smith in the '60s and '70sand the Jesus movement had just
  • 00:36:12.820 --> 00:36:18.292
  • an incredible profound impact onthe world.
  • 00:36:18.326 --> 00:36:20.695
  • There are now thousands ofCalvary Chapel churches all over
  • 00:36:20.728 --> 00:36:24.932
  • the world that exist because ofthis guy's culture and
  • 00:36:24.966 --> 00:36:29.670
  • leadership, but he didn't makeit about himself.
  • 00:36:29.704 --> 00:36:32.640
  • Whereas many of hiscontemporaries had incredible
  • 00:36:32.673 --> 00:36:35.643
  • ministries, incrediblebuildings, and influence, but
  • 00:36:35.676 --> 00:36:38.879
  • after they passed away, most oftheir influence went away too.
  • 00:36:38.913 --> 00:36:42.683
  • So for you, I just want to sayfirst of all that God-- these
  • 00:36:42.717 --> 00:36:47.388
  • big questions that we ask inlife, the philosophy of God
  • 00:36:47.421 --> 00:36:51.993
  • changing and doing things inyour life is that God cares more
  • 00:36:52.026 --> 00:36:55.696
  • about building you into theright kind of person-- or maybe
  • 00:36:55.730 --> 00:37:00.301
  • I should say it this way: firstGod wants to change who you are
  • 00:37:00.334 --> 00:37:03.337
  • before changing yourcircumstance.
  • 00:37:03.371 --> 00:37:05.506
  • He wants to change who you canbecome, he wants to make you
  • 00:37:05.539 --> 00:37:08.576
  • stronger, smarter, more loving,more joyful, before putting you
  • 00:37:08.609 --> 00:37:13.681
  • in the situations, where you'regonna see a lot of these big
  • 00:37:13.714 --> 00:37:16.417
  • dreams and goals in your lifeaccomplished.
  • 00:37:16.450 --> 00:37:19.987
  • Okay, let's keep going.
  • 00:37:20.021 --> 00:37:21.822
  • So this is something I learned--this idea of culture is more
  • 00:37:21.856 --> 00:37:24.725
  • important than the vision-- thisis something that I learned on
  • 00:37:24.759 --> 00:37:28.562
  • many of our missionary trips.
  • 00:37:28.596 --> 00:37:30.231
  • Hannah and I have done multiplemissionary humanitarian
  • 00:37:30.264 --> 00:37:33.668
  • international trips around theworld.
  • 00:37:33.701 --> 00:37:35.936
  • We did this before.
  • 00:37:35.970 --> 00:37:37.271
  • We actually met in Panama, andwe did these things
  • 00:37:37.305 --> 00:37:40.841
  • multiple times.
  • 00:37:40.875 --> 00:37:42.610
  • Here's a picture of me in Nepal.
  • 00:37:42.643 --> 00:37:44.345
  • This is my last missions trip.
  • 00:37:44.378 --> 00:37:45.913
  • I was 25 years old with a halfbeard and long hair.
  • 00:37:45.946 --> 00:37:50.251
  • What a good looking guy.
  • 00:37:50.284 --> 00:37:52.953
  • I'm talking about mybrother-in-law, the guy standing
  • 00:37:52.987 --> 00:37:54.722
  • behind me.
  • 00:37:54.755 --> 00:37:56.324
  • And behind him is a guy namedChris Frantom.
  • 00:37:56.357 --> 00:37:58.759
  • This bridge-- can I just stepback for a minute?
  • 00:37:58.793 --> 00:38:02.029
  • This is in Nepal.
  • 00:38:02.063 --> 00:38:03.397
  • This bridge is several hundredfeet long, made of steel.
  • 00:38:03.431 --> 00:38:07.601
  • It's coming from a place in themiddle of the Himalayas not too
  • 00:38:07.635 --> 00:38:12.073
  • far from Everest, actually,called the last resort.
  • 00:38:12.106 --> 00:38:18.379
  • That's the word play.
  • 00:38:18.412 --> 00:38:20.247
  • I don't know if I've told youguys this story.
  • 00:38:20.281 --> 00:38:21.916
  • I probably don't have time, butI don't care, I'm just gonna
  • 00:38:21.949 --> 00:38:23.818
  • tell it anyway.
  • 00:38:23.851 --> 00:38:25.186
  • It has nothing to do with mysermon.
  • 00:38:25.219 --> 00:38:29.824
  • One of the greatest things aboutmissionary trips is chaos, that
  • 00:38:29.857 --> 00:38:33.527
  • you teach people that the bestway to be in life is someone who
  • 00:38:33.561 --> 00:38:37.231
  • thrives in a chaoticenvironment, and this particular
  • 00:38:37.264 --> 00:38:41.902
  • day was one of the mostimportant days of my life.
  • 00:38:41.936 --> 00:38:44.638
  • It was the first day we couldsee in Katmandu.
  • 00:38:44.672 --> 00:38:47.808
  • You could actually see Everest,which was over 100 miles away.
  • 00:38:47.842 --> 00:38:51.412
  • I didn't think that was possiblebecause of the curvature of the
  • 00:38:51.445 --> 00:38:53.581
  • earth, but in this case, the skywas clear enough after some rain
  • 00:38:53.614 --> 00:38:57.651
  • that you could actually seeEverest way off.
  • 00:38:57.685 --> 00:39:00.821
  • There was an Australian guy whowas there with me, I'll still
  • 00:39:00.855 --> 00:39:03.124
  • never forget what he said.
  • 00:39:03.157 --> 00:39:04.458
  • He was like, "Bobby, there's twotypes of places, there's coffee
  • 00:39:04.492 --> 00:39:06.994
  • places, and there's tea places.
  • 00:39:07.027 --> 00:39:08.863
  • Nepal's a tea place.
  • 00:39:08.896 --> 00:39:10.331
  • You're not gonna get any coffeehere, my friend."
  • 00:39:10.364 --> 00:39:13.100
  • And I was like kinda bummedabout that.
  • 00:39:13.134 --> 00:39:14.702
  • Sorry to all the Australians forthat very terrible attempted
  • 00:39:14.735 --> 00:39:17.538
  • Australian accent, but.
  • 00:39:17.571 --> 00:39:21.075
  • We saw Everest when we went out,and we had this whole thing
  • 00:39:21.108 --> 00:39:23.544
  • where we had this tiny littlevan full of 15 missionaries.
  • 00:39:23.577 --> 00:39:28.249
  • The malice* in Nepal had takenover the government, overthrown
  • 00:39:28.282 --> 00:39:31.952
  • the government while we werethere, and so there are a bunch
  • 00:39:31.986 --> 00:39:33.921
  • of Communist college studentswho were shutting things down.
  • 00:39:33.954 --> 00:39:38.192
  • They did this shelter in placething, not like we do, but where
  • 00:39:38.225 --> 00:39:41.662
  • it's called the travel ban.
  • 00:39:41.695 --> 00:39:42.997
  • You're not allowed to travel,because this is what the
  • 00:39:43.030 --> 00:39:44.765
  • communists had ordered, but wewere supposed to bring insulin
  • 00:39:44.799 --> 00:39:47.668
  • to this little village up in themountains and eyeglasses and
  • 00:39:47.701 --> 00:39:51.105
  • stuff, and so we were fillingthis sense of emergency to
  • 00:39:51.138 --> 00:39:53.441
  • get there.
  • 00:39:53.474 --> 00:39:54.809
  • So we pack this tiny little vanwith these little wheels, and we
  • 00:39:54.842 --> 00:39:57.044
  • drive up the mountain and therewere multiple times during these
  • 00:39:57.077 --> 00:40:00.714
  • like tsunami rains just comingdown that we went-- almost
  • 00:40:00.748 --> 00:40:04.218
  • barreled over the Himalayas,like, I think that's the closest
  • 00:40:04.251 --> 00:40:07.054
  • I've ever come to dying.
  • 00:40:07.087 --> 00:40:08.422
  • And it wouldn't have just beenme, it would have been my wife
  • 00:40:08.456 --> 00:40:11.559
  • and my brother-in-law and mybrother and a couple of people
  • 00:40:11.592 --> 00:40:14.862
  • from the church, but God sparedus, and it was raining and we
  • 00:40:14.895 --> 00:40:18.599
  • ended up breaking down themiddle of nowhere and then this
  • 00:40:18.632 --> 00:40:20.601
  • pastor with a motorcycle like anoff road motorcycle took us, you
  • 00:40:20.634 --> 00:40:24.905
  • know, hiking up this mountain,and we went across that bridge
  • 00:40:24.939 --> 00:40:27.942
  • and then this light turned onand it was this like really
  • 00:40:27.975 --> 00:40:30.511
  • sweet resort that we stayed atcalled the last resort, and
  • 00:40:30.544 --> 00:40:33.514
  • that's how we ended up-- andthat was the next day.
  • 00:40:33.547 --> 00:40:35.349
  • And when we got there, all thedudes were like jumping up and
  • 00:40:35.382 --> 00:40:37.751
  • down high fiving, 'cause it waslike we were in a fantasy novel,
  • 00:40:37.785 --> 00:40:40.387
  • and all the girls went back totheir-- Hannah said-- went back
  • 00:40:40.421 --> 00:40:42.256
  • to the rooms and just startedcrying, it was so stressful.
  • 00:40:42.289 --> 00:40:50.364
  • Yeah, she said it's very hard,'cause we almost died.
  • 00:40:50.397 --> 00:40:53.601
  • That's true, we did multipletimes.
  • 00:40:53.634 --> 00:40:55.336
  • Anyway, well, you learn fromtrips like that, from these
  • 00:40:55.369 --> 00:40:58.272
  • adventures, I don't think I'veever been on a missionary trip
  • 00:40:58.305 --> 00:41:03.244
  • that was quote-unquoteunsuccessful, and the reason was
  • 00:41:03.277 --> 00:41:06.213
  • because the organizations wewent with focused on the culture
  • 00:41:06.247 --> 00:41:11.218
  • of the group more than the goalof the trip.
  • 00:41:11.252 --> 00:41:14.855
  • So the goal of the trip was veryclear.
  • 00:41:14.889 --> 00:41:17.491
  • In every case, there werethings, supplies, or education
  • 00:41:17.525 --> 00:41:21.929
  • or other things we're supposedto do, but at the heart of it
  • 00:41:21.962 --> 00:41:24.832
  • every day they always wantedevery missionary to have quiet
  • 00:41:24.865 --> 00:41:28.736
  • times in the morning for atleast an hour.
  • 00:41:28.769 --> 00:41:31.071
  • And then we had times of worshiptogether.
  • 00:41:31.105 --> 00:41:33.474
  • They made sure that we werefriends with one another.
  • 00:41:33.507 --> 00:41:36.744
  • They made sure that we learnedthe culture of the place we were
  • 00:41:36.777 --> 00:41:39.713
  • in, language and food rules andhospitality rules and gender
  • 00:41:39.747 --> 00:41:45.319
  • rules and things like this andthat we abided by those as
  • 00:41:45.352 --> 00:41:48.022
  • guests in a country.
  • 00:41:48.055 --> 00:41:49.890
  • We had debriefs, we had rest,and so all I'm saying is the
  • 00:41:49.924 --> 00:41:53.761
  • only way you thrive in chaos asan organization is by first
  • 00:41:53.794 --> 00:42:00.401
  • building the culture before thegoals and visions.
  • 00:42:00.434 --> 00:42:03.404
  • Goals and vision aresuper-important, we're gonna get
  • 00:42:03.437 --> 00:42:05.239
  • to that, but it's all aboutbuilding the culture.
  • 00:42:05.272 --> 00:42:09.510
  • If you want sustainable results,if you want people to come back,
  • 00:42:09.543 --> 00:42:12.146
  • you have to build a culture.
  • 00:42:12.179 --> 00:42:13.814
  • Look, everyone has a greatvision.
  • 00:42:13.847 --> 00:42:17.117
  • You can find the worstbusinesses and worst
  • 00:42:17.151 --> 00:42:19.653
  • organizations in the world, andthey're gonna have an awesome
  • 00:42:19.687 --> 00:42:22.556
  • mission statement.
  • 00:42:22.590 --> 00:42:23.891
  • Try it out some time, it'samazing.
  • 00:42:23.924 --> 00:42:25.359
  • How consistently badorganizations have amazing
  • 00:42:25.392 --> 00:42:28.462
  • mission statements and amazingvisions.
  • 00:42:28.495 --> 00:42:32.066
  • You can see all sorts of placeslike that that, you know, that
  • 00:42:32.099 --> 00:42:37.705
  • have these great visionstatements, but at the end of
  • 00:42:37.738 --> 00:42:40.507
  • the day, the greatest companiesand the greatest organizations
  • 00:42:40.541 --> 00:42:43.344
  • have a great and obviousculture.
  • 00:42:43.377 --> 00:42:45.446
  • You kind of get a feel for whatit is.
  • 00:42:45.479 --> 00:42:48.182
  • Maybe at the top of my list, andit's not just 'cause their food
  • 00:42:48.215 --> 00:42:51.285
  • is good, but it's Chick-Fil-A.
  • 00:42:51.318 --> 00:42:53.821
  • And Chick-Fil-A everybody's likeif the government had given this
  • 00:42:53.854 --> 00:42:59.526
  • whole thing to Chick-Fil-A, youknow, it would be gone by now,
  • 00:42:59.560 --> 00:43:02.930
  • the virus would be gone.
  • 00:43:02.963 --> 00:43:04.431
  • Chick-Fil-A, I had a friend thatonce said you can know if
  • 00:43:04.465 --> 00:43:06.900
  • somebody works for Chik-Fil-Aby just saying thank you.
  • 00:43:06.934 --> 00:43:10.604
  • Now, you have to go toChik-Fil-A to get that joke.
  • 00:43:10.638 --> 00:43:13.207
  • Everybody at Chik-Fil-A alwayssays my pleasure.
  • 00:43:13.240 --> 00:43:16.176
  • So Chik-Fil-A or Disney, I mean,you go to Disneyland,
  • 00:43:16.210 --> 00:43:19.913
  • amazing culture.
  • 00:43:19.947 --> 00:43:21.615
  • Now, I haven't worked there, anda lot of people here do, but
  • 00:43:21.649 --> 00:43:24.084
  • just as a visitor, it does seemlike Disney has a
  • 00:43:24.118 --> 00:43:27.621
  • clear-cut culture.
  • 00:43:27.655 --> 00:43:29.289
  • I don't know what their visionstatement or mission statement
  • 00:43:29.323 --> 00:43:31.458
  • is, maybe you do, but I do knowthat there is a way in which
  • 00:43:31.492 --> 00:43:34.828
  • they think.
  • 00:43:34.862 --> 00:43:36.864
  • So, many of these greatcompanies, you can't say with
  • 00:43:36.897 --> 00:43:39.566
  • their mission statement is, butyou can clearly get a feel for
  • 00:43:39.600 --> 00:43:42.803
  • what their culture is.
  • 00:43:42.836 --> 00:43:44.738
  • Here was the Crystal Cathedralmission statement: to inspire
  • 00:43:44.772 --> 00:43:48.342
  • and motivate persons throughpossibility thinking to grow in
  • 00:43:48.375 --> 00:43:53.147
  • a loving relationship with JesusChrist so they can be the person
  • 00:43:53.180 --> 00:43:57.017
  • God dreams, desires, anddesigned them to be.
  • 00:43:57.051 --> 00:43:59.753
  • Isn't that wonderful?
  • 00:43:59.787 --> 00:44:01.689
  • But when I-- when you look backat when the Cathedral started, I
  • 00:44:01.722 --> 00:44:05.826
  • don't know what the missionstatement was back then, but
  • 00:44:05.859 --> 00:44:07.928
  • they clearly had a culture ofpositivity, of friendliness, of
  • 00:44:07.961 --> 00:44:13.967
  • big goals, of big dreams.
  • 00:44:14.001 --> 00:44:16.870
  • My point is simply this:culture-- my friend, Sam Chand,
  • 00:44:16.904 --> 00:44:21.175
  • said this: culture eats visionfor lunch.
  • 00:44:21.208 --> 00:44:26.180
  • It's culture all the way.
  • 00:44:26.213 --> 00:44:27.681
  • If you have a great culture inyour family, in your church, in
  • 00:44:27.715 --> 00:44:32.119
  • your business, you're gonna seegreat results.
  • 00:44:32.152 --> 00:44:36.457
  • So you have a family and aninner circle, and you've got
  • 00:44:36.490 --> 00:44:38.892
  • friends and you've gotbusinesses and you've got places
  • 00:44:38.926 --> 00:44:40.961
  • you-- if you want to have animpact--.
  • 00:44:40.994 --> 00:44:43.163
  • Before you talk about what youwant your family to accomplish
  • 00:44:43.197 --> 00:44:46.567
  • or or all these things, try andthink about what kind of family
  • 00:44:46.600 --> 00:44:49.770
  • you want to become, what kind ofkids you want to have, what kind
  • 00:44:49.803 --> 00:44:53.307
  • of organization-- what's itgonna be like for people, if
  • 00:44:53.340 --> 00:44:56.043
  • you're like a middle manager, tocome to your meetings or to come
  • 00:44:56.076 --> 00:44:59.346
  • into your office?
  • 00:44:59.379 --> 00:45:00.681
  • What kind of culture do you wantto develop?
  • 00:45:00.714 --> 00:45:02.416
  • And that's that's the biggestquestion to ask.
  • 00:45:02.449 --> 00:45:05.018
  • So when we lead like Jesus, oneof the first things we have to
  • 00:45:05.052 --> 00:45:09.790
  • say is developing people is justas big an accomplishment as
  • 00:45:09.823 --> 00:45:16.697
  • developing the vision.
  • 00:45:16.730 --> 00:45:19.133
  • So developing people is just asbig of a win as accomplishing
  • 00:45:19.166 --> 00:45:23.303
  • the vision.
  • 00:45:23.337 --> 00:45:26.540
  • Now, if you're hearing what I'msaying, I was tempted to almost
  • 00:45:26.573 --> 00:45:29.743
  • say that developing people ismore important than the vision,
  • 00:45:29.777 --> 00:45:33.013
  • but what we'll see is that thevision helps develop people, but
  • 00:45:33.046 --> 00:45:35.415
  • accomplishing the vision is moreimportant than--.
  • 00:45:35.449 --> 00:45:39.553
  • Developing people is just as bigof an accomplishment as
  • 00:45:39.586 --> 00:45:42.122
  • accomplishing the vision.
  • 00:45:42.156 --> 00:45:44.491
  • Therefore, we not only want todevelop people, but we also want
  • 00:45:44.525 --> 00:45:49.229
  • to empower people to use thegifts that God has given them to
  • 00:45:49.263 --> 00:45:54.635
  • make a difference in the worldthey've been called to have an
  • 00:45:54.668 --> 00:45:57.504
  • impact in.
  • 00:45:57.538 --> 00:45:58.872
  • So, for example, in Luke 9 and10, Jesus gives his disciples
  • 00:45:58.906 --> 00:46:03.777
  • all this power, tells them to goout with nothing and says don't
  • 00:46:03.811 --> 00:46:08.415
  • even bring the money, don't evenbring an extra jacket, don't
  • 00:46:08.448 --> 00:46:11.218
  • bring a sword into a world wherethere's all sorts of hostility
  • 00:46:11.251 --> 00:46:14.922
  • towards them.
  • 00:46:14.955 --> 00:46:16.290
  • Just go and proclaim the kingdomof God and come back when your
  • 00:46:16.323 --> 00:46:19.293
  • thing is accomplished.
  • 00:46:19.326 --> 00:46:20.861
  • So we see this a lot, don't we?
  • 00:46:20.894 --> 00:46:22.629
  • Where in organizations andgroups, you have what the Lead
  • 00:46:22.663 --> 00:46:27.067
  • Like Jesus seminar calls thequack-quack model.
  • 00:46:27.100 --> 00:46:29.136
  • So you have policies and thingsthat are put in place which are
  • 00:46:29.169 --> 00:46:32.206
  • good, but when something soobviously should happen, but it
  • 00:46:32.239 --> 00:46:36.643
  • doesn't happen because ofbureaucracy, you get some person
  • 00:46:36.677 --> 00:46:40.414
  • that says I'm sorry,quack-quack, our policy
  • 00:46:40.447 --> 00:46:43.250
  • says quack-quack.
  • 00:46:43.283 --> 00:46:44.818
  • All you have to do is go to theDMV or the post office, and
  • 00:46:44.852 --> 00:46:48.255
  • you're gonna get people whodon't have a great culture that
  • 00:46:48.288 --> 00:46:51.491
  • are just gonna say quack-quack.
  • 00:46:51.525 --> 00:46:54.061
  • Quack-quack, alright.
  • 00:46:54.094 --> 00:46:55.729
  • Sorry if you work at the DMV orthe post office.
  • 00:46:55.762 --> 00:46:57.497
  • Post office is getting betteractually.
  • 00:46:57.531 --> 00:47:00.234
  • But the opposite of that arepeople who are empowered to
  • 00:47:00.267 --> 00:47:03.303
  • break the rules because theyunderstand the big picture, a
  • 00:47:03.337 --> 00:47:07.007
  • culture of people who understandwhere we're going.
  • 00:47:07.040 --> 00:47:10.644
  • So Ken Blanchard tells the storyabout when he went to Southwest
  • 00:47:10.677 --> 00:47:16.083
  • Airlines, and he had forgottenhis driver license, and so he
  • 00:47:16.116 --> 00:47:18.919
  • arrives at the curbside thing,and this is pre-, you know 911,
  • 00:47:18.952 --> 00:47:23.190
  • and he arrives, and he's got hisbags and they want to check him
  • 00:47:23.223 --> 00:47:25.626
  • in and give him his tickets, andhe's like, oh no, I forgot
  • 00:47:25.659 --> 00:47:27.895
  • my wallet.
  • 00:47:27.928 --> 00:47:29.263
  • I don't have my driver'slicense.
  • 00:47:29.296 --> 00:47:30.597
  • How am I gonna get on thisflight?
  • 00:47:30.631 --> 00:47:31.965
  • And he says can I ask you aquestion?
  • 00:47:31.999 --> 00:47:33.300
  • I wrote this book with DonShula, who's not related by
  • 00:47:33.333 --> 00:47:37.137
  • the way, but a famous coach, andKen Blanchard and Don Schula
  • 00:47:37.170 --> 00:47:40.540
  • on the cover of the book, and hegoes can I use this as a form
  • 00:47:40.574 --> 00:47:45.479
  • of ID?
  • 00:47:45.512 --> 00:47:46.847
  • And the Southwest Airlines guygoes, "You know Don Shula?
  • 00:47:46.880 --> 00:47:50.150
  • This is you for sure, come withme," and he takes all of his
  • 00:47:50.183 --> 00:47:52.653
  • stuff, walks him in, and he'slike, "They might give you a
  • 00:47:52.686 --> 00:47:54.922
  • hard time.
  • 00:47:54.955 --> 00:47:56.256
  • I'm gonna help you."
  • 00:47:56.290 --> 00:47:57.591
  • So he walks with the guy to thefront desk, helps him get onto
  • 00:47:57.624 --> 00:47:59.993
  • the plane.
  • 00:48:00.027 --> 00:48:01.328
  • That is an airline thatunderstands-- it has a core
  • 00:48:01.361 --> 00:48:05.565
  • value, a core culture that wasbetter than his competitors.
  • 00:48:05.599 --> 00:48:08.368
  • And he says when I was flyingback on another airline, I tried
  • 00:48:08.402 --> 00:48:13.273
  • the same thing, 'cause I stilldidn't have my wallet, and the
  • 00:48:13.307 --> 00:48:17.210
  • guy at the Curbside said, "Oh, Idon't think you can use that."
  • 00:48:17.244 --> 00:48:19.713
  • Quack-quack, let me ask mymanager, and so he brings the
  • 00:48:19.746 --> 00:48:22.683
  • manager over the manager saysour policies don't allow for
  • 00:48:22.716 --> 00:48:26.186
  • that to happen, quack-quack.
  • 00:48:26.219 --> 00:48:28.188
  • He says we need to bring in asupervisor, and supervisor's
  • 00:48:28.221 --> 00:48:31.058
  • quack-quack, we've never seenanything like this before,
  • 00:48:31.091 --> 00:48:33.694
  • quack-quack, and so you see thedifference between, you know,
  • 00:48:33.727 --> 00:48:39.900
  • the cultures.
  • 00:48:39.933 --> 00:48:41.501
  • For sure Southwest probably hadsome policy in place, but the
  • 00:48:41.535 --> 00:48:46.273
  • culture trumped, you know,whatever it was,
  • 00:48:46.306 --> 00:48:49.109
  • the bureaucracy.
  • 00:48:49.142 --> 00:48:50.444
  • In Luke there's something likethis that happened.
  • 00:48:50.477 --> 00:48:52.312
  • So this happens a lot, but inLuke there's the story where
  • 00:48:52.346 --> 00:48:55.215
  • Jesus-- in Judaism in Jesus'sday, the oral tradition is
  • 00:48:55.248 --> 00:49:00.087
  • being developed.
  • 00:49:00.120 --> 00:49:01.621
  • And so you have the Torah, whichfunctions in Judaism as a core
  • 00:49:01.655 --> 00:49:05.625
  • document of faith, and then youhave the Tanakh, which are the
  • 00:49:05.659 --> 00:49:10.030
  • other-- includes the Torah andall of the other books, and this
  • 00:49:10.063 --> 00:49:13.867
  • functions as a core rule for howto live as Jews in the first
  • 00:49:13.900 --> 00:49:19.439
  • century and even today.
  • 00:49:19.473 --> 00:49:20.774
  • And then around that comes tothis thing called the oral
  • 00:49:20.807 --> 00:49:23.777
  • tradition where rabbis,teachers, and scribes are sort
  • 00:49:23.810 --> 00:49:27.247
  • of trying to think of, you know,other ways in which they might
  • 00:49:27.280 --> 00:49:31.051
  • be at odds with one another andhow to enforce it.
  • 00:49:31.084 --> 00:49:32.719
  • So in one of the oral traditionrules, you know, the Torah says
  • 00:49:32.753 --> 00:49:35.856
  • you shouldn't work on theSabbath.
  • 00:49:35.889 --> 00:49:37.457
  • So one of the questions thatcomes up is can we heal on
  • 00:49:37.491 --> 00:49:40.127
  • the Sabbath?
  • 00:49:40.160 --> 00:49:41.461
  • And some schools have rabbissaid yes, and others said no.
  • 00:49:41.495 --> 00:49:45.532
  • So when Jesus comes into asynagogue, there is a woman who
  • 00:49:45.565 --> 00:49:49.636
  • is hunched over, she hasn't beenable to walk for 18 years, and
  • 00:49:49.669 --> 00:49:55.742
  • she comes into the synagogue onSabbath, and Jesus heals her.
  • 00:49:55.776 --> 00:50:00.947
  • And it's this incrediblemiracle, and it says that the
  • 00:50:00.981 --> 00:50:03.683
  • synagogue leader who issurrounded by Pharisees and
  • 00:50:03.717 --> 00:50:07.821
  • rabbis who are trying to workthrough this oral tradition, the
  • 00:50:07.854 --> 00:50:11.691
  • synagogue leader comes forward,and he says, "Now, now, I know
  • 00:50:11.725 --> 00:50:15.395
  • she's been healed, and I knowthis is an amazing miracle, and
  • 00:50:15.429 --> 00:50:18.198
  • we've all known Jane to behunched over for 18 years, and
  • 00:50:18.231 --> 00:50:21.668
  • yes, it's lovely and all that,you know, she can walk now, but
  • 00:50:21.701 --> 00:50:25.472
  • our tradition says quack-quack,we don't heal on the Sabbath.
  • 00:50:25.505 --> 00:50:31.344
  • That's not what we do.
  • 00:50:31.378 --> 00:50:32.946
  • There are six days of the week.
  • 00:50:32.979 --> 00:50:35.382
  • Jesus has been here all week,she could've come here
  • 00:50:35.415 --> 00:50:38.285
  • yesterday, he's gonna be heretomorrow.
  • 00:50:38.318 --> 00:50:39.920
  • She could've come tomorrow, buthe didn't do any of
  • 00:50:39.953 --> 00:50:42.789
  • those things."
  • 00:50:42.823 --> 00:50:44.357
  • This is kind of the picture,right?
  • 00:50:44.391 --> 00:50:46.526
  • He says there are six days ofthe week, you're not supposed to
  • 00:50:46.560 --> 00:50:49.229
  • heal on the Sabbath, and helooks back at, you know, these
  • 00:50:49.262 --> 00:50:52.466
  • old guys, these old Phariseeswho have written this, and he's
  • 00:50:52.499 --> 00:50:55.202
  • like right guys?
  • 00:50:55.235 --> 00:50:56.570
  • That's right, that's exactlyright.
  • 00:50:56.603 --> 00:50:57.938
  • She should've come yesterday.
  • 00:50:57.971 --> 00:50:59.573
  • She can come back tomorrowquack-quack.
  • 00:50:59.606 --> 00:51:02.542
  • And so Jesus, then, says, "Youhypocrites!
  • 00:51:02.576 --> 00:51:10.250
  • Doesn't each of you on theSabbath day untie your ox or
  • 00:51:10.283 --> 00:51:16.223
  • donkey from the stall and leadit out to give it water?"
  • 00:51:16.256 --> 00:51:20.393
  • Now, this is called a mercy law.
  • 00:51:20.427 --> 00:51:22.162
  • So part of the oral traditionsaid on the Sabbath you're not
  • 00:51:22.195 --> 00:51:25.432
  • allowed to work, but you cantake your animals to water and
  • 00:51:25.465 --> 00:51:29.769
  • to food, why?
  • 00:51:29.803 --> 00:51:31.104
  • Well, because part of the Torahis to treat animals with with
  • 00:51:31.138 --> 00:51:34.875
  • respect, and there's a right wayto slaughter animals, there's a
  • 00:51:34.908 --> 00:51:37.210
  • right way to care for animals,and so one of the rules is you
  • 00:51:37.244 --> 00:51:41.047
  • don't want your-- it's horribleto let your poor donkey not
  • 00:51:41.081 --> 00:51:45.285
  • drink water because you don'twant to work.
  • 00:51:45.318 --> 00:51:47.654
  • So you can take them to water,right?
  • 00:51:47.687 --> 00:51:49.990
  • And then he said, "So if that'strue, then should not this
  • 00:51:50.023 --> 00:51:53.994
  • woman, a daughter of Abrahamwhom Satan has kept bound for 18
  • 00:51:54.027 --> 00:52:01.468
  • years be set free on the Sabbathday from what bound her?"
  • 00:52:01.501 --> 00:52:07.040
  • Do you hear what he's saying?
  • 00:52:07.073 --> 00:52:08.408
  • You care more about your donkeysthan you do about your children.
  • 00:52:08.441 --> 00:52:16.950
  • You are saying quack-quack,quack-quack-quack.
  • 00:52:16.983 --> 00:52:25.258
  • At the end of the day, theculture trumps the bureaucracy.
  • 00:52:25.292 --> 00:52:31.064
  • The culture even trumps thevision.
  • 00:52:31.097 --> 00:52:33.433
  • It's the culture, it's theheart.
  • 00:52:33.466 --> 00:52:36.536
  • Okay, so we have to empowerpeople to break the
  • 00:52:36.570 --> 00:52:42.676
  • rules sometimes.
  • 00:52:42.709 --> 00:52:44.244
  • We do, and that's important.
  • 00:52:44.277 --> 00:52:47.414
  • I like to think, you know,that's a key thing.
  • 00:52:47.447 --> 00:52:50.850
  • Okay, finally number three, andI'll just finish with this, you
  • 00:52:50.884 --> 00:52:55.422
  • know, I can't say that vision isnot important, because it
  • 00:52:55.455 --> 00:52:58.258
  • is important.
  • 00:52:58.291 --> 00:52:59.593
  • When you build the right cultureand the right team, yes, having
  • 00:52:59.626 --> 00:53:02.262
  • big goals is also important.
  • 00:53:02.295 --> 00:53:03.830
  • If you build a big vision, thevision will build your team.
  • 00:53:03.863 --> 00:53:08.602
  • That's really important.
  • 00:53:08.635 --> 00:53:10.170
  • Again, I'm sorry to remind youthat I enjoy video games.
  • 00:53:10.203 --> 00:53:14.040
  • It's a downer for my family, mycolleagues, but I do.
  • 00:53:14.074 --> 00:53:21.081
  • And you know, there is somethinglike what happens in video games
  • 00:53:21.114 --> 00:53:25.986
  • when you face challenges yourcharacter typically get boons,
  • 00:53:26.019 --> 00:53:31.625
  • you know, like special things,or they level up, and I think
  • 00:53:31.658 --> 00:53:34.728
  • this is true for your team.
  • 00:53:34.761 --> 00:53:36.096
  • If you don't have-- if you'renot leading your team through
  • 00:53:36.129 --> 00:53:38.698
  • challenges, you're not seeingthem develop.
  • 00:53:38.732 --> 00:53:42.636
  • Like, every challenge you faceis an incredible time to develop
  • 00:53:42.669 --> 00:53:46.973
  • the culture in your staff.
  • 00:53:47.007 --> 00:53:49.075
  • Like Covid has been such a goodtime and season for us to focus
  • 00:53:49.109 --> 00:53:53.780
  • on our culture because there'sbeen so many challenges.
  • 00:53:53.813 --> 00:53:56.816
  • Unpredictable challenges that noguidelines have been written for
  • 00:53:56.850 --> 00:54:01.821
  • how to handle a global pandemic.
  • 00:54:01.855 --> 00:54:03.523
  • I know it's impossible tobelieve that.
  • 00:54:03.556 --> 00:54:06.126
  • But we have a culture for how tothrive in chaos, so it's been a
  • 00:54:06.159 --> 00:54:08.795
  • great time.
  • 00:54:08.828 --> 00:54:10.463
  • There is something about havinga crystal-clear vision and
  • 00:54:10.497 --> 00:54:15.201
  • almost making sure that it'shard enough that there will be
  • 00:54:15.235 --> 00:54:18.204
  • enough challenges along the wayto build your team.
  • 00:54:18.238 --> 00:54:22.609
  • So, like, for example, I heardonce a guy say-- who had retired
  • 00:54:22.642 --> 00:54:26.446
  • from the Navy after I think itwas second World War, an old
  • 00:54:26.479 --> 00:54:29.449
  • Guy-- and he said, you know, thereason I retired from the Navy
  • 00:54:29.482 --> 00:54:33.019
  • after the war was over is I hateto say this, but I liked wartime
  • 00:54:33.053 --> 00:54:36.956
  • Navy more than like peacetimeNavy.
  • 00:54:36.990 --> 00:54:40.560
  • Because peace time Navy, wedidn't know what to do
  • 00:54:40.593 --> 00:54:44.197
  • with ourselves.
  • 00:54:44.230 --> 00:54:45.699
  • You swab the deck, but in thewar there was a clear vision.
  • 00:54:45.732 --> 00:54:49.469
  • Or in Alice in Wonderland,there's this famous scene.
  • 00:54:49.502 --> 00:54:52.972
  • There's this thing where Alicegoes and there's a fork in the
  • 00:54:53.006 --> 00:54:56.009
  • road and the Cheshire Cat, she'sasked the Cheshire Cat, "Which
  • 00:54:56.042 --> 00:54:59.913
  • way should I go?"
  • 00:54:59.946 --> 00:55:01.281
  • And he says to her, "Well, wheredo you want to go?"
  • 00:55:01.314 --> 00:55:03.850
  • And she says, "Well, I don'tknow."
  • 00:55:03.883 --> 00:55:06.319
  • And then he says to her, "Thenit doesn't matter which way
  • 00:55:06.353 --> 00:55:08.455
  • you go."
  • 00:55:08.488 --> 00:55:09.856
  • And that's true in life.
  • 00:55:09.889 --> 00:55:11.458
  • Okay, all of this to simply saythat what we learn from the Lord
  • 00:55:11.491 --> 00:55:16.463
  • is if you have an impact on just12 people-- if you're a parent
  • 00:55:16.496 --> 00:55:21.501
  • let this encourage you.
  • 00:55:21.534 --> 00:55:23.236
  • If you don't travel a lot, letthis encourage you.
  • 00:55:23.269 --> 00:55:25.505
  • All you have to do is impact 12people and create a deep enough
  • 00:55:25.538 --> 00:55:29.542
  • culture in their heart that willlive after you to change the
  • 00:55:29.576 --> 00:55:32.479
  • whole world.
  • 00:55:32.512 --> 00:55:34.080
  • You don't have to write anybooks, you don't have to have
  • 00:55:34.114 --> 00:55:36.683
  • big crowds, you don't have to befamous, but if you invest in a
  • 00:55:36.716 --> 00:55:41.421
  • handful of people, you can seehow generations later investing
  • 00:55:41.454 --> 00:55:46.826
  • in a culture of someone willmake all the difference in
  • 00:55:46.860 --> 00:55:49.863
  • the world.
  • 00:55:49.896 --> 00:55:51.231
  • And so very often in our sort ofego-driven world, it can feel
  • 00:55:51.264 --> 00:55:56.503
  • sometimes like I'm not doingmuch with my life.
  • 00:55:56.536 --> 00:55:59.339
  • I don't have a lot of things Ican look to.
  • 00:55:59.372 --> 00:56:01.775
  • But I wanna encourage you thatif you continue to invest in
  • 00:56:01.808 --> 00:56:05.512
  • people, that's gonna be a muchbigger impact than a lot of the
  • 00:56:05.545 --> 00:56:08.915
  • other things.
  • 00:56:08.948 --> 00:56:10.283
  • And God will get you there.
  • 00:56:10.316 --> 00:56:11.618
  • You know, if you have a bigdream, I believe God will get
  • 00:56:11.651 --> 00:56:12.952
  • you to your dream, but first hewants to build you and build
  • 00:56:12.986 --> 00:56:15.221
  • your team and then you'll getwhere you need to go.
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  • Father, we love you so much, andwe thank you for your Holy
  • 00:56:18.391 --> 00:56:21.528
  • Spirit, and I just pray, God,that you continue to draw us to
  • 00:56:21.561 --> 00:56:24.431
  • you, father.
  • 00:56:24.464 --> 00:56:25.765
  • Continue to build inside of usyour life, your goodness, and
  • 00:56:25.799 --> 00:56:29.269
  • help us, Lord, to grow and bemore like Christ.
  • 00:56:29.302 --> 00:56:31.971
  • Help us to be dynamic leaderswho focus on people.
  • 00:56:32.005 --> 00:56:35.108
  • Lord, we love you so much, it'sin Jesus's name we pray, amen.
  • 00:56:35.141 --> 00:56:38.878
  • And now the Lord bless you andkeep you.
  • 00:56:38.912 --> 00:56:41.247
  • The Lord make his face to shineupon you and be gracious
  • 00:56:41.281 --> 00:56:43.817
  • unto you.
  • 00:56:43.850 --> 00:56:45.151
  • The Lord lift his countenanceupon you and give you peace, in
  • 00:56:45.185 --> 00:56:47.954
  • the name of the Father and ofthe Son
  • 00:56:47.987 --> 00:56:49.722
  • and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
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