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  • - Hi and welcome to Church By The Glades.
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  • We're so excited you're here today.
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  • In the next few moments,
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  • we're going to here from Pastor David Hughes
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  • as he shares about how we can live life to the fullest.
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  • So stick around, it's going to be a ton of fun,
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  • and you're definitely going to be encouraged.
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  • - At Church By The Glades, we like to say
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  • no perfect people allowed,
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  • which means that no matter where you are in life
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  • you will be welcomed when you visit.
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  • So in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek at some of what you can expect
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  • at Church By The Glades.
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  • (band playing upbeat music)
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  • Our strength is renewed
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  • In your presence
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  • As we wait on you
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  • Our Joy is restored
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  • In your presence
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  • As we worship you
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  • Our faith cannot be shaken
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  • Nothing can separate us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • Our God is for us
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  • He will never fail
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • Our God is for us
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  • He will never fail
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  • Oh never fail
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  • He will never fail
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  • Never fail
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  • Our hope is revived
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  • In your presence
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  • As we sing to you
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  • Your word your word comes alive
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  • In your presence
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  • As we trust in you
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  • Our faith our faith cannot be shaken
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  • Nothing can separate us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • Our God is for us
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  • He will never fail
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • The Lord is with us
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  • Our God is for us
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  • He will never fail
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  • Never fail no
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  • He will never fail
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  • Never fail
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  • He s defeated all of our enemies
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  • He s put
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  • So that was just a quick look at what it's like
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  • to experience Church By The Glades on a weekend.
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  • We would love for you to come see us sometime,
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  • and we have several locations that you can visit.
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  • Just go to cbglades.com for all the times and directions.
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  • We'll see you soon.
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  • - Alright guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into today's teaching.
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  • So if you've got a bible nearby,
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  • go ahead and grab it, or pull it up on your phone or tablet,
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  • you might also want to take some notes.
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  • We really believe that the next few moments
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  • could make a big impact in your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - Back in 2007,
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  • Michigan, mighty Michigan, a story program,
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  • one of the best teams historically
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  • in all of college football
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  • they were like number five in the nation that year.
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  • Michigan schedules tiny little Appalachian state
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  • out of Boone, North Carolina.
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  • It was such a mismatch.
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  • It was game number one of the season,
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  • it was you know, such an underdog that Vegas
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  • would not even give odds on the game.
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  • There were zero points read,
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  • 'cause they couldn't even guess how badly Michigan
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  • would demolish little Appalachian State.
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  • If you're not a sports fan,
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  • I'll give you some scope and scale.
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  • Michigan Stadium, the Big House in Ann Arbor,
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  • holds 109.000 plus spectators.
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  • Alright, Appalachian State, their stadium, 17.000.
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  • This wasn't David versus Goliath,
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  • this was Goliath versus like a kindergartner, right?
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  • There is no way they have any chance.
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  • One guess, who won the game?
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  • (audience speaking)
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  • Appalachian State.
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  • Now here's the cool thing,
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  • I saw this right after the game,
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  • one of the players interviewed,
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  • they said how did you beat Michigan?
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  • How in the world did you beat?
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  • How did you go into their stadium,
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  • almost 110.000 people, and beat them in Michigan?
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  • He said, "You know, we studied."
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  • Michigan probably blew the thing off,
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  • they didn't take us seriously, we took them very seriously.
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  • We started super early in the summer and we studied,
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  • and we studied, and we studied.
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  • We did film study, the offense did film study,
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  • the defense did film study,
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  • the skill players did film study, the quarterbacks,
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  • we did film study when the coaches weren't around.
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  • We watched everything we could see on Michigan.
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  • After a while we didn't see their players.
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  • We didn't see their giant stadium,
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  • we didn't see their uniforms of blue and maize,
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  • we didn't see that they were bigger than us, and faster.
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  • We studied so much we didn't see players,
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  • we just saw opportunities.
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  • We began to discern small windows of opportunity,
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  • little breaches.
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  • And when it came game time, we'd done the homework.
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  • So we weren't overwhelmed nor intimidated,
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  • we were confident.
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  • Do your homework. (audience clapping)
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  • You will bless yourself.
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  • Don't do it because your daddy nags you,
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  • do it because you're smart.
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  • Bless yourself, be confident, do your homework.
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  • Amen? (audience cheering)
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  • Now parents and students put your hands together.
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  • Homework's a good thing. (audience clapping)
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  • Guys, I'm gonna skip one right here for the sake of time.
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  • Let me drop down to,
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  • give it up for the tech team.
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  • Man, I throw them curves all weekend long.
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  • They're volunteers, they're amazing,
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  • I almost skipped one here guys.
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  • Let's go down to this one.
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  • Be flexible.
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  • Be flexible.
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  • Some of you are stuck in life 'cause you're too rigid.
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  • You know, you're
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  • inflexible, you can't morph, you can't adjust.
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  • You're kind of this rigid person.
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  • Be flexible.
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  • Like let me teach everybody a bible verse,
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  • right here's a bible verse.
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  • Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be stressed.
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  • (audience laughing and clapping)
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  • Let's say that fake bible verse together.
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  • This bogus, ready?
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  • Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be?
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  • (audience speaking) One more time everybody,
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  • Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be?
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  • (audience speaking)
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • Fake bible verse right there.
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  • Okay it's not really in the bible, but it's true.
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  • Sometimes in life, the circumstances
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  • they do morph and you got to flex,
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  • you got to adjust.
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  • You got to innovate,
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  • I love innovation.
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  • We're all about change at Church By The Glades.
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  • Now we're about too unchanging things.
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  • Our main values are Jesus and his word,
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  • those our unchanging, those are eternal man.
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  • Carve those in stone.
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  • Everything else write in crayon,
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  • 'cause we embrace change.
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  • Change is part of life.
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  • Change is part of growth.
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  • Embrace change, change is awesome.
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  • Don't get stuck because you're rigid.
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  • You must innovate.
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  • Nehemiah, no doubt, he's planning this out in chapter two,
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  • he's thinking okay got a construction project
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  • so I need people to build.
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  • They need to have construction equipment,
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  • construction tools.
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  • But we find out, by the time he hit chapter four
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  • these warlords, Sanballat, Tobiah,these haters,
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  • are so threatened by the possibility of the prosperity
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  • of Israel that this wall be built, they threaten to attack.
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  • And they have these armies,
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  • and so after with a while they have to innovate
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  • with the workers of Israel have like a construction tool
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  • in one hand, and a sword in the other, flexibility.
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  • You got to change, got to be open.
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  • So anyways, you know in this last week
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  • we still had like 9.000 people in church,
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  • that was a great weekend,
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  • and we showed the whole like seven and a half minute video
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  • of this documented trip
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  • that I took Charlie on.
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  • Man Charlie loves the church,
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  • I wanted to show him some churches.
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  • So we started in LA, and went to New York,
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  • and down to Miami,
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  • and saw all these great churches,
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  • and jumped off every cool thing we could find
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  • to jump off with Go Pro cameras.
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  • And we took Pastor Cory
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  • and a couple of our young guys with us.
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  • Now I picked up the tab on me and Charlie,
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  • so therefore I wanted to do this as cheaply as I could.
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  • So we booked Spirit Air.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • Ever try a cross country trip
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  • and your seat does not recline?
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  • That's Spirit Air.
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  • We did the one backpack, 'cause they charge you for bags,
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  • that's why we all did one backpack.
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  • But we're innovating, innovate man.
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  • Flexible, don't say I can't do it, find a way, find a way.
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  • We put all the hotels on points,
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  • on points with a credit card
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  • we pay off in full every single month.
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  • All those excursions, those jumpings, Groupons.
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  • Pastor Cory is brilliant. (audience clapping)
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  • Only church in America applauding and amening Groupons,
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  • flexibility.
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  • Listen you can't do a five day, nine city trip
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  • without being flexible, 'cause something's gonna go wrong.
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  • Something's gonna go sideways
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  • in that your agenda's gonna be blown up.
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  • To me guys, your messed up, and your stuck,
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  • and your frustrated 'cause something in your life
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  • went sideways, your mobilized, be flexible.
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  • So here's what hit us man, food poisoning.
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  • Yeah, we didn't have time in the schedule to sleep,
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  • much less puke and food poisoning went through the team.
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  • It hit Charlie, but it hit dad first.
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  • We're thinking bad breakfast burritos in La,
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  • it hit me as we arrived at Vegas.
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  • Man, I was so sick.
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  • I went to a clinic, I got meds, I felt terrible.
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  • Now if you watch the video carefully last week,
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  • here before the service,
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  • you saw Pastor Cory jumped off the Stratosphere.
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  • That big tallest building in Vegas, 108 stories.
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  • Jumped off of that at nighttime.
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  • I was supposed to be with him at nighttime,
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  • but I was throwing up that night.
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  • So I was in my hotel room,
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  • we had to innovate, we had to be flexible,
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  • so the next day, I went to the Stratosphere and jumped off.
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  • Cory went to the stunt plane.
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  • I missed the stunt plane, seeing what happened to Cory,
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  • I'm okay I missed the stunt plane.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • And I jumped off the Stratosphere the next day.
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  • We had to flex on the schedule.
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  • People said well David as you looked down was that scary?
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  • I'm like,
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  • I felt so sick I didn't care if I died.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • I'm like, I'm saved, I go to heaven,
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  • I'd feel much better right now, so.
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  • But after I jumped, what we had in the schedule was
  • 00:10:51.240 --> 00:10:54.290
  • we would go right from Vegas,
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  • drive all the way through the desert to Phoenix,
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  • see Pastor Greg, and then fly out
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  • that night to the east coast.
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  • And I was nauseous, my head was killing me.
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  • I was so weak and ugh, it was terrible.
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  • I thought, what do I do?
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  • Well, I remembered a athlete buddy of mine,
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  • when he's training and he's tired and dehydrated,
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  • he'll get an IV.
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  • So I get my phone out, and flexibility.
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  • I think okay, innovation.
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  • Let me Google IV in Vegas.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • It takes me to this place, Hangover Heaven.
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  • Just to be clear, I was not hungover,
  • 00:11:30.010 --> 00:11:33.010
  • I called them said look,
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  • "I haven't had a drop to drink but I have a headache,
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  • "and I'm nauseous,
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  • "and man I'm lacking energy can you help me?"
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  • He said, "Oh we can hook you up."
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  • I went to see the nice people at Hangover Heaven,
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  • and they gave me this IV full of yellow stuff,
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  • looked like straight up Gatorade.
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  • But I was dehydrated, I got that I felt great.
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  • I felt great.
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  • Got to innovation.
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  • So I'm the only pastor in America
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  • to recommend to my people, if you're ever in Vegas
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  • (audience laughing) Hangover Heaven
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  • might be for you.
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  • Tell 'em Pastor David said hello from Church By The Glades.
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  • You must be flexible.
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  • I wrote this down,
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  • deal with the gaps.
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  • Deal with the gaps.
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  • We see gaps as a negative thing.
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  • See back when they're building the wall,
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  • chapter six verse one,
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  • Nehemiah mentions the whole wall did not go but symmetry,
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  • some parts were kind of unprotected,
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  • there were gaps in the wall.
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  • Got to deal with the gaps.
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  • Now, is there somebody here, there's a gap in your life?
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  • Maybe you're a business person,
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  • there's a gap in your business.
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  • You depend on a supplier,
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  • and they supply this certain thing or resource to you,
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  • but they're always behind, they're always on back order.
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  • You can't take care of your clients because they never,
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  • there's always a gap and you're frustrated?
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  • Maybe the gap, maybe the gap is not your problem,
  • 00:12:47.020 --> 00:12:51.010
  • maybe the gap is your opportunity.
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  • Maybe God's showing you the gap,
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  • not so you're frustrated, but you can meet that need.
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  • Become an entrepreneur.
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  • A gap can be not just a problem,
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  • a gap can be your opportunity.
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  • Let me give you an example.
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  • If you're like me and you're outdoorsy, I love to fish.
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  • If you love to fish or hunt, you recognize the name Yeti.
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  • Anybody recognize Yeti put your hands together,
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  • if you have Yeti coolers, alright.
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  • (audience clapping)
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  • It's not everybody,
  • 00:13:18.190 --> 00:13:20.010
  • because they're very specific with their marketing.
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  • They market to fisherman and campers and hunters and such,
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  • their stuff's amazing.
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  • That tumbler right there,
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  • a guy in the gym had the same tumbler.
  • 00:13:27.290 --> 00:13:29.270
  • And I said, "Man you use the Yeti tumbler?"
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  • He says, "Yeah I put my coffee in here
  • 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:32.190
  • "eight o'clock in the morning,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.230
  • "at one in the afternoon it's still hot."
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  • This is a Yeti cooler right here.
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  • They make the greatest cooler on the planet.
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  • this ice,
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  • we put in Thursday.
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  • These drinks are cold.
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:48.110
  • In fact, anybody thirsty, anybody thirsty?
  • 00:13:48.110 --> 00:13:49.240
  • I need a couple strong guys, need some strong guys,
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  • need some guys with muscles,
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:53.020
  • this is heavy right here I need some guys come on.
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  • Alright here, guy got muscles, come on.
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  • Alright, why don't you guys walk up the aisle,
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  • if you want a beverage help yourself out,
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  • free drinks right here.
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:01.030
  • Non-alcoholic free drinks right there.
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  • Alright, go ahead.
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:05.230
  • And we share, we share at Church By The Glades.
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  • It'll be cold, it'll be cold,
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  • 'cause Yeti stuff is incredible.
  • 00:14:07.290 --> 00:14:10.000
  • Now I heard this on a boat,
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:12.010
  • I fish with a guy that fishes the guy
  • 00:14:12.010 --> 00:14:13.200
  • who ownded Yeti coolers, he's a young cat from Austin.
  • 00:14:13.200 --> 00:14:16.260
  • I said how in the world did they develop this
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:18.170
  • like strategy and they've been so successful.
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:21.150
  • Here's what happened was,
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:22.200
  • this young guy from Austin
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:24.030
  • was a sales rep for another cooler company.
  • 00:14:24.030 --> 00:14:27.120
  • All coolers back in the day were pretty bad,
  • 00:14:27.120 --> 00:14:29.030
  • like Igloos, and Colemans,
  • 00:14:29.030 --> 00:14:30.170
  • I mean your stuff's fine for like a day,
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:31.280
  • but the next day it's all water, right?
  • 00:14:31.280 --> 00:14:34.020
  • And so they had a good cooler from Australia,
  • 00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:37.160
  • better than the norm,
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:39.010
  • and this guy was the sales rep for this Australian company.
  • 00:14:39.010 --> 00:14:41.260
  • Well the parent company said hey
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.100
  • ask our clients how we can make our good cooler even better.
  • 00:14:43.100 --> 00:14:47.010
  • How we can improve it, meet their needs,
  • 00:14:47.010 --> 00:14:49.020
  • and so this guy took it to heart.
  • 00:14:49.020 --> 00:14:50.220
  • Went out and asked his clients what they could do,
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:52.120
  • what they could change, what adjustments,
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:54.030
  • what augmentations.
  • 00:14:54.030 --> 00:14:55.100
  • And he heard dozens of things.
  • 00:14:55.100 --> 00:14:56.280
  • Came the big day to meet with the big wigs
  • 00:14:56.280 --> 00:14:59.050
  • from the parent company,
  • 00:14:59.050 --> 00:15:00.150
  • he had a white board.
  • 00:15:00.150 --> 00:15:01.290
  • Man, he diagrammed out the new, more improved cooler design.
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:05.180
  • He listed out all the different improvements
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:08.080
  • they should make, and he said big wigs what do you think?
  • 00:15:08.080 --> 00:15:10.260
  • And they looked at that cooler and thought, nah.
  • 00:15:10.260 --> 00:15:14.110
  • Our good cooler is good enough.
  • 00:15:14.110 --> 00:15:17.060
  • Young sales guy looked at that and thought,
  • 00:15:17.060 --> 00:15:20.160
  • I just designed a pretty good cooler right there.
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:23.100
  • I don't know anything about how to
  • 00:15:23.100 --> 00:15:25.180
  • formulate high tech plastics, I don't know how to mold it,
  • 00:15:25.180 --> 00:15:28.280
  • but I can find the right people.
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:30.220
  • And this young guy got his brother,
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.110
  • and they created Yeti coolers.
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  • Five years ago they had zero dollars in sales.
  • 00:15:34.180 --> 00:15:38.160
  • This next year, 500 million in sales.
  • 00:15:38.160 --> 00:15:41.190
  • (audience clapping)
  • 00:15:43.110 --> 00:15:45.060
  • They found a gap, they found the gap in the market,
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:49.100
  • instead of being frustrated, meet that need.
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  • That gap may be your opportunity.
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  • 500, half a billion dollars, on a cooler.
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  • You find that opportunity.
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  • Someone's gonna start a business today.
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:03.260
  • Someone's gonna go home and pray about there's
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:05.110
  • an opportunity in the market you're gonna address.
  • 00:16:05.110 --> 00:16:08.050
  • You're gonna be hyper successful
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:09.190
  • 'cause God's gonna bless your initiative that you take.
  • 00:16:09.190 --> 00:16:12.030
  • Or how about this one?
  • 00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:13.020
  • Be all in.
  • 00:16:13.020 --> 00:16:14.040
  • Write that down, be all in.
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  • If it's a God thing in your life
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:19.060
  • don't you dare be casual.
  • 00:16:19.060 --> 00:16:21.200
  • I mean I mentioned last week
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:22.260
  • there's so many great things you can do,
  • 00:16:22.260 --> 00:16:24.050
  • you can't do 27 great things.
  • 00:16:24.050 --> 00:16:26.250
  • You do a bunch of good things,
  • 00:16:26.250 --> 00:16:28.070
  • but as far as great things, there's just a few.
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:29.200
  • If it's one of God's great things for your life
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:32.170
  • be all in.
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:33.120
  • Be passionate, be enthusiastic.
  • 00:16:34.270 --> 00:16:38.010
  • Work your butt off in Jesus' name,
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:41.140
  • if it's a God thing in your life.
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:43.180
  • I'll look what Nehemiah said back in chapter five,
  • 00:16:43.180 --> 00:16:45.110
  • said out of reverence for God, I devoted myself.
  • 00:16:45.110 --> 00:16:49.220
  • I devoted myself to work on the wall.
  • 00:16:49.220 --> 00:16:51.220
  • When I say three, loudly say the word devoted.
  • 00:16:51.220 --> 00:16:54.070
  • One, two, three.
  • 00:16:54.070 --> 00:16:55.090
  • (audience speaking)
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:56.260
  • In the original language that means to seize strongly.
  • 00:16:56.260 --> 00:17:00.270
  • To seize strongly.
  • 00:17:00.270 --> 00:17:02.130
  • As the idea of a pit bull, that didn't just bite you,
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:05.150
  • he bites you and he hangs on to you.
  • 00:17:05.150 --> 00:17:08.090
  • I devoted myself, I gave all my passion,
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:11.220
  • all my intellect, all my talent, all my energy.
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:14.260
  • Man, I'm
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:16.040
  • I'm gon' build this wall or die trying.
  • 00:17:16.040 --> 00:17:19.190
  • All in.
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:21.080
  • What are those few things
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:23.110
  • our great God has designed you to do?
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:25.130
  • Whatever it is, all in.
  • 00:17:25.130 --> 00:17:27.100
  • See a lot of Christians,
  • 00:17:28.100 --> 00:17:29.150
  • especially when it comes to the God things,
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:30.090
  • like maybe the church.
  • 00:17:30.090 --> 00:17:31.070
  • One of the things I think
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:32.130
  • should be the church of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:32.130 --> 00:17:33.280
  • I mean the hope of the world is the church of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:33.280 --> 00:17:37.230
  • The greatest thing on the planet
  • 00:17:37.230 --> 00:17:39.150
  • is the church of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:39.150 --> 00:17:41.160
  • And you're thinking well David,
  • 00:17:41.160 --> 00:17:42.210
  • you're saying that 'cause you're a pastor.
  • 00:17:42.210 --> 00:17:43.270
  • I am a pastor, that makes me biased,
  • 00:17:43.270 --> 00:17:45.180
  • that doesn't make me wrong.
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:47.180
  • The greatest thing on the planet and the hope of the world
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:51.230
  • is the church of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:54.290
  • I'll keep saying that til you clap,
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:56.270
  • 'cause it's true. (audience clapping)
  • 00:17:56.270 --> 00:17:59.010
  • and I think if you're a Christian person
  • 00:17:59.010 --> 00:18:00.170
  • this is one place you should be all in, all in.
  • 00:18:00.170 --> 00:18:03.280
  • Now you're here today, thank you so much, you came today,
  • 00:18:03.280 --> 00:18:06.290
  • showing up is awesome,
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:08.050
  • but I'm not talking about merely showing up.
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.070
  • I'm talking about immersing yourself
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:11.260
  • in this volunteering for this man,
  • 00:18:11.260 --> 00:18:13.230
  • serving this, praying for this, I mean being all in.
  • 00:18:13.230 --> 00:18:18.030
  • Supporting financially.
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:20.010
  • What we're doing at the church.
  • 00:18:21.000 --> 00:18:23.100
  • I mean here's a gap in the market,
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:24.260
  • here's a gap in the market if you will, the ministry market.
  • 00:18:24.260 --> 00:18:27.080
  • I've been praying about, for about a year now,
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:29.170
  • a new campus for Church By The Glades.
  • 00:18:29.170 --> 00:18:31.290
  • I want to see God help us plant a campus to this church
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:35.050
  • on the eat side of Broward County.
  • 00:18:35.050 --> 00:18:37.050
  • Why, there are good churches on the east side,
  • 00:18:37.050 --> 00:18:39.220
  • but there's no church quite like this church.
  • 00:18:39.220 --> 00:18:42.290
  • No church that does ministry, and worship, and create.
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:45.120
  • I just think we reach so many people,
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:47.270
  • and I don't know how God's gonna fill that gap.
  • 00:18:47.270 --> 00:18:50.270
  • But I'm gonna share with you
  • 00:18:50.270 --> 00:18:51.270
  • because maybe you know somebody,
  • 00:18:51.270 --> 00:18:52.290
  • maybe you're connected,
  • 00:18:52.290 --> 00:18:54.100
  • maybe you own a big warehouse you want to donate.
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:56.040
  • I don't know what, maybe you won like a giant building,
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:18:58.100
  • you can help us do it.
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:18:59.250
  • I don't know what it is, but I wanna share this thing.
  • 00:18:59.250 --> 00:19:00.220
  • I think there's a gap,
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:01.290
  • and I believe God's gonna meet this need.
  • 00:19:01.290 --> 00:19:03.180
  • Now, I tell you, I think one thing
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:05.180
  • you should be doing with this church is giving.
  • 00:19:05.180 --> 00:19:08.130
  • And someone says well no wonder he's saying that,
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:09.220
  • he wants to start a campus.
  • 00:19:09.220 --> 00:19:12.060
  • Let me say this, yeah we always,
  • 00:19:12.060 --> 00:19:15.090
  • always need money at the church,
  • 00:19:15.090 --> 00:19:17.230
  • but, if you chose not to give.
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:20.080
  • If you think I don't want to give,
  • 00:19:21.250 --> 00:19:23.120
  • I'm not doing that, guess what we're okay.
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:27.070
  • And we're big enough now,
  • 00:19:27.070 --> 00:19:28.240
  • there's not one person can take their financial ball
  • 00:19:28.240 --> 00:19:30.100
  • and go home, and we'll still have the lights on next week.
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:33.120
  • So this is not about how you can help us.
  • 00:19:33.120 --> 00:19:36.090
  • It's not, listen we steward every nickel you give us.
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:38.120
  • We thank you for everything you put in the offering box,
  • 00:19:38.120 --> 00:19:41.120
  • everything you give online,
  • 00:19:41.120 --> 00:19:42.180
  • man thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:44.020
  • But this is not about what your giving does for the church.
  • 00:19:44.020 --> 00:19:47.040
  • This is about what your giving does for you.
  • 00:19:47.040 --> 00:19:50.270
  • Jesus said, listen to this really quick,
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.190
  • Jesus says our treasure and our heart, they travel together.
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:57.190
  • Our treasure and our heart they traffic as one.
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:20:00.170
  • Jesus said it this way, said,
  • 00:20:00.170 --> 00:20:02.010
  • wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:05.120
  • He's saying this, we just automatically resource and invest
  • 00:20:05.120 --> 00:20:08.150
  • in the things and the people we love.
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:10.020
  • It's true isn't it?
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:11.160
  • Everything you love and everyone you love costs you money.
  • 00:20:11.160 --> 00:20:15.160
  • You don't even think about it, it's natural.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:16.280
  • Anything we love, you know we resource.
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  • And Jesus says if you want to love the kingdom more,
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  • be financially invested in the kingdom.
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  • So you want to love the things of God,
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  • you need to start to give.
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  • You need to go online and establish a reoccurring gift
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  • or give on your smart phone, or find the offering box.
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  • It's easy to give, not because what it does for us,
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  • what it will do for you.
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  • I have found this,
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  • financial investment facilitates courageous commitments.
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  • Okay it didn't hit you as hard as I thought,
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  • I'll say it again. (audience laughing)
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  • Financial investment facilitates courageous commitments.
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  • Let me demonstrate, let me demonstrate what I mean.
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  • What was the scariest thing to jump off
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  • in that trip we took?
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  • Easy.
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  • It wasn't the Stratosphere,
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  • Stratosphere is the highest thing.
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  • The scariest thing was that cliff in North Carolina,
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  • with the water down there.
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  • What was scary was that was not a tourist attraction,
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  • that was innovation that was not on our schedule,
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  • but the thing we wanted to do,
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  • bad weather permitted that.
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  • So we had one guy down on our team,
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  • young kid jumps off stuff.
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  • And YouTubes all the stuff he jumps off with his Go Pro.
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  • And he had someone he connected with off YouTube
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  • in the Carolinas,
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  • and he found this place for us to jump.
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  • And so we contacted this kid, he met us in a parking lot,
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  • and we followed this 18 year old kid
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  • through the woods of the Carolinas.
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  • Came to like a rock pit.
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  • And he said here's where we jump.
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  • I'm like wow, you first.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • See what was weird was, it's about 45 feet high.
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  • That's pretty high.
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  • But the rocks in the water,
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  • if you notice went out like eight to 10 feet.
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  • That was my concern, I mean water's not gonna kill you,
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  • rocks will hurt you at 45 feet.
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  • And so I'm like, "Will you go first?"
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  • "Yeah", he goes, "I do this all the time."
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  • so I thought the kid would take off.
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  • So here's like the cliff edge and
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  • here's like the rest of the mountain going up here
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  • and so he didn't have a lot of room.
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  • But I watched this athletic 18 year old kid
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  • measuring off his steps.
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  • Walking through the steps, thinking through his jump.
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  • Like an Olympic diver, I mean like four times.
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  • Like, he's serious.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • And he's the young athletic guy.
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  • Middle aged non-athletic guy's gonna go next.
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  • And there are rocks down there.
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  • I have this issue with my Achilles,
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  • I'm thinking this gon' be the moment,
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  • this gonna be the moment right,
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  • that I'm gonna take off, my Achilles is gonna rupture,
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  • I'm gon' tumble to my grizzly death on the rocks, right?
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  • That was scary, that was a little nervous.
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  • Praise Jesus, made the jump.
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  • Didn't die, obviously I'm here.
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  • Thank you for not dying. (audience cheering)
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  • My son Charlie jumped after me, Charlie didn't die either.
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  • Probably bad parenting on my part,
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  • but you know let that young man live a little bit.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • Now the Stratosphere, like I told ya,
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  • I was kind of sick so I felt more sickness than fear,
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  • but that is a moment when your 108 stories above the Earth.
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  • And you go wow, I'm about to step off of this thing.
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:10.060
  • And the guy who was attending me and hooking me up
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  • to the bungee and stuff,
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  • I asked him "Do people chicken out?
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:15.260
  • "Do people get up here, look, and go whoa?"
  • 00:23:15.260 --> 00:23:17.100
  • He goes, "You know we get a few who chicken out
  • 00:23:17.100 --> 00:23:18.250
  • "every single day but not as many as you would think."
  • 00:23:18.250 --> 00:23:21.030
  • I'm like "Really?"
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:22.040
  • I said, "Why is that?"
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  • He said, "Well we have a chicken out policy".
  • 00:23:23.120 --> 00:23:25.050
  • The chicken out policy is you pay first.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • You pay first, and if you chicken out,
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  • well you try it again the second day,
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  • if you chicken out the second time you're done,
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  • but we never refund your money.
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  • We find when people pay, they jump.
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  • Financial investment facilitates what?
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  • Courageous commitments.
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  • (audience clapping)
  • 00:23:44.130 --> 00:23:47.130
  • I'm just saying, if some of you guys would start to give,
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  • something happens in your heart.
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  • Something happens in your passion,
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  • something happens to your courage.
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  • You start to care more, and love more,
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  • and 'cause you're invested.
  • 00:23:59.020 --> 00:24:00.250
  • So don't give for what it does for us.
  • 00:24:00.250 --> 00:24:03.090
  • Give what it will do for you.
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  • Gotta be all in, all in.
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  • And Nehemiah's all in.
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  • I'm gon' do this thing or die trying.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:11.260
  • And so we're almost done, quick here write it down.
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  • Fear of failure.
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  • There's some of you afraid to try these big great things,
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:18.040
  • thinking what if it doesn't go the way I planned?
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:20.080
  • What if it doesn't go the way I prayed?
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  • what if I crash and burn in front of?
  • 00:24:21.180 --> 00:24:24.040
  • Oh, what happens if I fail.
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  • Can we just stop right now.
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  • I'm not sure how many folks are gonna be at church this week
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  • but all campuses, I want you to raise your hand
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  • if you ever tried anything significant in your life
  • 00:24:31.010 --> 00:24:33.250
  • and fell right in your face, raise your hands.
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  • Look at all the hands, almost every hand.
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  • And the people whose hands aren't up
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  • are probably lying in church,
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  • and that's failure if you ask me.
  • 00:24:40.200 --> 00:24:41.290
  • (audience laughing)
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  • And so we've all failed.
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  • What happens if you fail?
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  • You learn.
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  • You learn, get up, brush yourself off,
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  • get a little smarter,
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  • try again, try again.
  • 00:24:52.120 --> 00:24:54.240
  • Some of you young people are so labeled.
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:57.050
  • So concerned about being labeled of failure.
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  • You're afraid to try anything worth while.
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  • Man, who cares what people say about you.
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  • Give it your best.
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  • If you think God is in it, do it.
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  • If you fail, you'll learn a lesson.
  • 00:25:06.260 --> 00:25:08.070
  • You know how many famous successful people
  • 00:25:08.070 --> 00:25:10.040
  • that early in their lives were labeled failures?
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:12.260
  • You've seen lists like this before.
  • 00:25:12.260 --> 00:25:14.010
  • Steve Jobs, yes brilliant Steve Jobs.
  • 00:25:14.010 --> 00:25:16.270
  • Apple takes over the planet, right?
  • 00:25:16.270 --> 00:25:18.230
  • You know that he was fired at age 30 by a company
  • 00:25:18.230 --> 00:25:21.290
  • he co-created, the company's name was Apple.
  • 00:25:21.290 --> 00:25:25.190
  • Apple fired him 'cause they didn't think
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  • he was a worthy leader then brought him back later on,
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:29.130
  • later on he was very successful.
  • 00:25:29.130 --> 00:25:30.270
  • Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever
  • 00:25:30.270 --> 00:25:35.090
  • was cut from his high school team,
  • 00:25:35.090 --> 00:25:37.120
  • locked himself in his room, and cried.
  • 00:25:37.120 --> 00:25:40.170
  • Marilyn Monroe was fired by 20th Century Fox
  • 00:25:41.210 --> 00:25:45.150
  • after one year into her contract.
  • 00:25:45.150 --> 00:25:47.050
  • They thought she was not talented enough
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:48.090
  • or pretty enough to be a star.
  • 00:25:48.090 --> 00:25:49.260
  • Albert Einstein was expelled from school
  • 00:25:49.260 --> 00:25:52.060
  • 'cause they thought him to be mentally slow.
  • 00:25:52.060 --> 00:25:54.150
  • Thomas Edison was told by a teacher
  • 00:25:54.150 --> 00:25:57.100
  • he'd be too stupid to ever learn anything.
  • 00:25:57.100 --> 00:25:59.180
  • Oprah Winfrey, who owns everything,
  • 00:25:59.180 --> 00:26:02.280
  • who's always on TV, was fired from her first TV job
  • 00:26:02.280 --> 00:26:07.070
  • for being quote "unfit for television".
  • 00:26:07.070 --> 00:26:09.250
  • The Beatles were rejected by Decca Recording Studios.
  • 00:26:09.250 --> 00:26:12.280
  • They said we don't like their sound,
  • 00:26:12.280 --> 00:26:14.070
  • they have no future in show business.
  • 00:26:14.070 --> 00:26:16.210
  • J. K. Rowling was rejected by 12 different publishers
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  • for a manuscript entitled Harry Potter.
  • 00:26:21.190 --> 00:26:25.010
  • And my favorite one is Walt Disney.
  • 00:26:25.010 --> 00:26:27.250
  • Walt Disney was fired from his first newspaper job
  • 00:26:27.250 --> 00:26:31.040
  • for quote "lacking imagination".
  • 00:26:31.040 --> 00:26:33.280
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:26:33.280 --> 00:26:35.180
  • (audience clapping)
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:38.180
  • Listen don't be stupid or cavalier about failure,
  • 00:26:41.240 --> 00:26:45.030
  • always give it your best, always do your homework.
  • 00:26:45.030 --> 00:26:47.250
  • But if you gave it your best and you failed,
  • 00:26:47.250 --> 00:26:49.230
  • pblt, get back up,
  • 00:26:49.230 --> 00:26:51.280
  • in Jesus' name, and get in the game.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • a source of inspiration and encouragement
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