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December 1, 2019
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  • Ed Young: The church should be the most creative entity
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  • in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens.
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  • The church is where we find purpose and meaning and power.
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  • The church is the living, breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing life through the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes with someone that Jesus did not
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  • die for.
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  • Ed: Thanks for tuning in to Ed Young Television.
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  • The next 27 minutes and 30 seconds will change your life.
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  • We're going to open God's word and teach you some things
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  • about what it means to live on the rugged plains of reality
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  • as we walk in concert with Jesus.
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  • Hey, thanks for watching.
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  • Thanks for your generosity.
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  • Check this out because it will cause a seismic shift to take
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  • place in your life.
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  • Watch this.
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  • Ed: Now seeing his trash up here reminds me of moving
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  • up to Dallas Fort Worth 27 years ago to kick off Fellowship.
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  • Lisa and I drove up, I like to say, with one car, one
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  • kid, one dog.
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  • We were in a rent house and we started this church with
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  • 30 families.
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  • We had no idea it would turn into what has turned into,
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  • but what an amazing journey anyway.
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  • When we moved from our rent house to to this new house, we
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  • rented of course, the ubiquitous U-Haul trailer.
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  • We're excited about that and so we were packing all this
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  • stuff in the U-Haul, throwing all this stuff in the U-Haul,
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  • and there were like, I guess five or six bags, trash bags
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  • full of clothes I thought left in our garage.
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  • I failed to to remember that one of the trash bags was full
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  • of a week of trash and we'd had this massive chicken dinner
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  • the night before, feeding the people, helping us,
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  • et cetera.
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  • So threw all of this in the back of the U-Haul, locked it up,
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  • drove the U-Haul to beautiful Irving, Texas.
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  • We were living in a little neighborhood at the time,
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  • Hackberry Creek.
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  • Drove up to our home in Hackberry Creek.
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  • Parked the U-Haul trailer.
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  • It was on it was on a Friday afternoon.
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  • So we didn't really start the moving process into our new
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  • house until the following Monday,
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  • because you know Saturday, Sunday, I have to work, you
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  • know, so that trash sat out there in the boiling sun
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  • in that U-Haul trailer for four days.
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  • So we get up bright and early on Monday, Lisa is so excited
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  • to move into the new house, so am I and I go to unlock
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  • the U-Haul trailer.
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  • I'm talkin' about the smell singes the nostril hairs.
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  • It like, blew you back.
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  • I thought is there a dead body in there or something.
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  • Trash stinks, doesn't it?
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  • It has an odor.
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  • It's rotten.
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  • One evening, though I'll never forget it, I was taking
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  • out the trash and we had all of this trash, I mean it was
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  • just ridiculous.
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  • And you know I'm dragging the trash on the side yard
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  • to the street.
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  • Our next door neighbors, great people, had this massive privacy
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  • fence.
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  • And they had two gargantuan Rottweilers.
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  • And there was about a six inch space underneath the fence.
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  • So I'm just like dragging the trash at night, all
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  • of a sudden, it felt like my arm was being jerked out of socket.
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  • The dogs grab the trash, they were pulling our trash
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  • underneath the fence and I, just let 'em have one bag.
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  • I just said, "Take it."
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  • Could it be in this crowd that some of you have trash in
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  • your life.
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  • Could it be that you my friend have some garbage.
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  • Maybe some character trash.
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  • Some stuff that's stinking up your life.
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  • I'm talkin' about pride.
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  • I'm talking about envy.
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  • I'm talkin' about anger.
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  • I'm talkin' about lust.
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  • I'm talkin' about gluttony.
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  • I'm talkin' about greed.
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  • I'm talkin' about slothfulness.
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  • Just trash, man.
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  • Trash is not pretty, it's ugly.
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  • You know we just generate character trash because we have
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  • this sin nature, the Bible says.
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  • This fallen and fallible condition.
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  • We got it from the origin of our family of origin, Adam and Eve
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  • and now of course, we have grown up in a very dysfunctional
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  • place, a dysfunctional planet, and we all produce trash.
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  • But could it be that some of us are living in our own
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  • garbage dump.
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  • Could it be that we're rotting with rebellion, that we're just
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  • littering with lust, and just piling up all of this trash
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  • of pride.
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  • The Bible says listen, let's let's read this together, 1-2-3,
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  • "A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool
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  • feeds on trash."
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  • Garbage in, garbage out.
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  • What are you feeding on?
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  • What am I feeding on?
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  • Very convicting questions.
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  • In this series, we've been saying to one another that we're
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  • riding this vehicle called Denial.
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  • That's right, spells denial, we changed the lettering.
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  • It was Denali, now it's Denial.
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  • We've been driving this, this SUV through life, and we picked
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  • up a lot of baggage and we talked about the importance
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  • of going through the baggage, going through the contents
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  • of our lives, of our dysfunctional duffel bag.
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  • Then we said we have to come to a point where we say, God,
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  • I can't change.
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  • I'm powerless to change.
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  • I don't have the sauce, the juice to change, but God,
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  • you're all about change.
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  • And you can only change me because of this exchange that
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  • took place.
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  • You took my trash, my debris on the cross.
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  • Something I don't merit.
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  • You paid the price for it.
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  • And because of that I can exchange my garbage for your
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  • grace, my mess for your mercy.
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  • So Jesus challenges us to get into the will.
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  • W. I. L. L.
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  • Will barrow, he challenges us to give our lives to him and our
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  • futures to him and God has a great will for every
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  • single person.
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  • Then we said last time, just a quick review, that many of us
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  • are stuck on character stumps.
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  • And we talked about the importance of curling
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  • your toes over the bow of the boat, jumping
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  • in the water, scary water, and finding those character
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  • stumps that are driving so much of this.
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  • Well, this next step, the trash step, is one of the most
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  • crucial.
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  • This is where we regularly need to take the trash out in
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  • our lives.
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  • Trash pick up, you know, at least once a week, right?
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  • I jumped online.
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  • I thought this was kind of humorous.
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  • This is what the city of Dallas says about sanitation services.
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  • You don't really think about it that much.
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  • I mean, I don't.
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  • But it happens regularly.
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  • They talk about garbage collection overview.
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  • And then they talkin' about placement.
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  • I mean, they're very, very specific.
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  • Definitely a bunch of lawyers came up with this,
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  • about the placement of our trash bins.
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  • So it talks about the collection frequency.
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  • It talks about how the city will give us these beautiful rolling
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  • bins, you know, you gotta love those.
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  • Here's what I think is funny.
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  • Items not accepted.
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  • Have you ever thought about that?
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  • I mean, there's certain items that aren't accepted like, it
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  • says do not place hot ashes, yard debris, concrete, rocks,
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  • or lazy husbands in the-- What?
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  • The trash bin.
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  • And then it says that we're responsible for keeping our
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  • trash bin and trash clean.
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  • I love that.
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  • We're responsible for that.
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  • But it is great, though, that we live in a nation, that we have
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  • a city that collects trash, but I want to ask you, are you
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  • taking out the trash?
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  • One day Jesus in John chapter 5, did something that was really,
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  • really unique, I mean, he was always out of the box, and John
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  • chapter 5, he's walking through the streets of J town,
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  • Jerusalem.
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  • He's walking through and he sees this pool, kinda this giant
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  • jacuzzi thing, and there's these crippled people, physically
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  • challenged people lying around.
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  • And he comes up the one guy who's been crippled for 38
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  • years, and he leans down.
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  • Now, this is a weird question Jesus asked him.
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  • He goes, "Hey, man.
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  • Do you really want to get healed?"
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  • Now think about that.
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  • I'm sure his disciples were like, "What?
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  • What?"
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  • Rewind that.
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  • "What, what?
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  • Jesus you asked this guy who's been crippled for 38 years, do
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  • you really want to get healed?
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  • You really want to change?"
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  • Why do you think Jesus asked this guy that question.
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  • I'll tell you why because there's a tendency in your life
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  • and mine to build our lives around our infirmities.
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  • To build our lives around our dysfunction.
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  • Maybe he liked the fact that he didn't have to get married.
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  • Maybe he liked the fact that he could just barely survive.
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  • Maybe he liked the fact that he can lie down by the jacuzzi
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  • every day.
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  • Maybe, who knows, maybe so.
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  • So I want to turn there to ask you the same question.
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  • Do you really want to take out the trash?
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  • Do you really want to change?
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  • The first thing you have to say is, "God I can't change.
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  • I can't.
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  • Secondly, you're about change God.
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  • Thirdly, I get in this will barrow.
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  • You have a purpose and a plan for my life.
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  • And today God I regularly want to take out the trash."
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  • Philippians chapter 3, verse 8.
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  • Let's read it together.
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  • Yes.
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  • Let's read it together.
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  • "Yes, everything else is worthless when compared
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  • with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus My Lord.
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  • For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all
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  • as," what?
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  • "Garbage so that I could gain Christ."
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  • See, that's the beautiful exchange.
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  • If you're talking about recycling.
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  • Here, we give Jesus our trash.
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  • And then I've got trash and you have trash, four pounds
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  • of trash, 4.3 pounds of trash per day.
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  • But I've got a lot worse trash in my life than that, and so
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  • do you.
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  • Regularly, as a believer, I've gotta be specific
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  • about the trash I'm dealing with 'cause remember we're gonna
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  • be prolific when we're specific.
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  • I don't just say Lord--Here's what I've said before, "Lord,
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  • wow, you know, I'm trashy.
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  • I've this trash.
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  • Forgive me of my trash.
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  • I turned from my trash.
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  • Amen."
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  • I mean, that's a great prayer and all that, however, we've
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  • gotta be specific.
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  • The Bible says don't start off in many different
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  • directions.
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  • Focus.
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  • You'll be prolific when you're specific.
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  • Take out the trash.
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  • What's your issue?
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  • All right, Lord I'm gonna be around some people and when I'm
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  • around these people they cause my competitive nature to
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  • go nuts.
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  • They caused my envy engines to rev up.
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  • And when I'm around her, maybe you're a lady, and see the way
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  • she looks, the way she dresses, the kinda person that she has,
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  • where she lives, whatever, I am tempted, God, I mean to really
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  • get envious...
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  • So, during the time period I'm around her--and if someone
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  • causes you that much consternation, don't hang
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  • around them very much anyway, that's a whole nother story.
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  • Give me the strength God to be content, to understand
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  • I'm unique.
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  • I'm beautiful.
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  • I'm one of a kind.
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  • That's that specific prayer.
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  • That's why Jesus said, "Hey, don't don't worry
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  • about tomorrow.
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  • You've got enough stuff and you've got enough junk,
  • 00:13:54.030 --> 00:13:57.090
  • enough trash, enough rubbish, enough debris for today
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  • to handle."
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  • I like to say sushi size your life.
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  • I love sushi.
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  • I bet I eat sushi, I don't know, a couple of times a week.
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  • Ed: The C3 Conference, the Creative Church Conference.
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  • There's no conference like it.
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  • It's two days, where it's like drinking out of a fire
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  • hydrant.
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  • I'm gonna be there and my wife will be there.
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  • Dr. Don Lichi,
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  • O.S. Hawkins,
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  • Louie Giglio, Phil Dooley, Priscilla Shirer,
  • 00:14:25.240 --> 00:14:28.270
  • and Charles Nieman.
  • 00:14:28.280 --> 00:14:30.220
  • It's going to be great.
  • 00:14:30.230 --> 00:14:32.030
  • We talk about the real and the raw of the church.
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  • We love systems.
  • 00:14:36.010 --> 00:14:37.100
  • We love organization, but we talk about what happens when you
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:40.030
  • apply some of those things, what happens in the trenches
  • 00:14:40.040 --> 00:14:44.060
  • of church.
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  • That's C3.
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  • Go to C3conference.com to register and I'll see you
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  • there.
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  • Ed: So some of us, this is weird.
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:58.020
  • We like to live in a trash dump, because we've lived there
  • 00:14:58.030 --> 00:15:05.270
  • so long.
  • 00:15:05.280 --> 00:15:07.270
  • It's kind of become part of who we are, you know what I'm
  • 00:15:07.280 --> 00:15:10.080
  • saying?
  • 00:15:10.090 --> 00:15:11.180
  • Part of our identity.
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  • I'm just that way.
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  • So you've had them for a long time.
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  • They're part of your identity.
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:22.120
  • Well I am.
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:23.250
  • I'm just a greedy person.
  • 00:15:23.260 --> 00:15:25.060
  • I mean, I'm just competitive.
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  • I just got to have more.
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  • And hey, it's great to have ambition.
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:31.230
  • That's fine.
  • 00:15:31.240 --> 00:15:33.040
  • Jesus doesn't want us to sit there and go, "Well, I've got
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  • no ambition."
  • 00:15:34.150 --> 00:15:36.030
  • But greed is when we take it to an WNL, a whole nother level.
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  • It's when that drives us, we become selfish.
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  • It's the me monster and the more monster, and it's mine.
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  • That's when greed takes over.
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  • Every defect, I'll say it again, has a payoff.
  • 00:15:53.180 --> 00:15:56.280
  • Pride does.
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  • Again I told you earlier, I feel good when I'm prideful.
  • 00:15:58.090 --> 00:16:00.090
  • I mean, I feel good.
  • 00:16:00.100 --> 00:16:01.220
  • I've spoken before at conferences full
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:05.200
  • of pastors, and I've thrown out numbers, and why--I
  • 00:16:05.210 --> 00:16:08.260
  • thought, Ed why did you say how big Fellowship Church was?
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:11.090
  • Well, to elevate me.
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  • I've done that before.
  • 00:16:14.110 --> 00:16:15.220
  • I didn't have to.
  • 00:16:15.230 --> 00:16:17.170
  • Everybody there was like...
  • 00:16:17.180 --> 00:16:20.250
  • But most felt like, dang.
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:24.230
  • I'm not doing anything for God.
  • 00:16:24.240 --> 00:16:28.110
  • I didn't need to throw out numbers.
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  • No.
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:32.170
  • I've done that before.
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:33.280
  • And it felt good really.
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:35.230
  • Our church is bigger than every church here.
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  • That's what I'm thinking, Whoa man.
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  • Pride.
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  • Feels good, though, a little bit.
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:45.280
  • Come on now.
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  • Doesn't it? Don't be lying.
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:55.010
  • How about lust?
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:56.110
  • Feels good.
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  • Poom, sexual hit.
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  • Poom, wow I'm married but look at her.
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  • Look at him, amen.
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  • Play around and talk a little bit and go here, go there,
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:10.190
  • yeah, yeah.
  • 00:17:10.200 --> 00:17:12.000
  • It's great and go online and see the millions and millions
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:15.080
  • of images that no one could compete with, no spouse anywhere
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:19.260
  • in the world.
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:21.070
  • We objectify people and we use people and look at people
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:25.120
  • like animals, and we've animalized humans and humanized
  • 00:17:25.130 --> 00:17:30.050
  • animals.
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:32.050
  • The hypocrisy of it all.
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:34.080
  • See we're all hypocrites.
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:38.010
  • I'm a hypocrite.
  • 00:17:38.020 --> 00:17:39.130
  • You're a hypocrite.
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  • Because I've always said, I wanna do this but I've done
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:42.030
  • the other.
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:43.140
  • Yet when we get specific about this trash, I'm telling
  • 00:17:43.150 --> 00:17:47.150
  • you friends, that's when freedom happens, because the thing
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:51.280
  • that's keeping you and me from the freedom that God wants
  • 00:17:51.290 --> 00:17:56.150
  • is this trash.
  • 00:17:56.160 --> 00:17:57.260
  • So, what I implore you to do is think about your life five years
  • 00:17:57.270 --> 00:18:02.010
  • from now.
  • 00:18:02.020 --> 00:18:03.140
  • Think about your life 10 years from now.
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  • Okay, if you don't deal with this trash, if I don't deal
  • 00:18:05.010 --> 00:18:08.000
  • with this trash regularly and strategically, where,
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:11.230
  • where's my life's gonna be in five years.
  • 00:18:11.240 --> 00:18:15.240
  • If I keep this lust unchecked, where's my marriage gonna be?
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:20.060
  • Where are my kids gonna be?
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:24.130
  • If I continue to concentrate on gluttony, which is
  • 00:18:24.140 --> 00:18:28.160
  • an obsession with food or an obsession of not enough
  • 00:18:28.170 --> 00:18:32.190
  • food, worshiping your body, worshiping food, worshiping GMO,
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:38.180
  • worshiping organic eating, worshiping clean eating.
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:42.190
  • We have so many people, especially women, who struggle
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:46.030
  • with eating disorders.
  • 00:18:46.040 --> 00:18:48.020
  • Anorexia, bulimia.
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  • Where are you going to be if you continue to live in gluttony?
  • 00:18:50.250 --> 00:18:55.030
  • How 'bout slothfulness?
  • 00:18:55.040 --> 00:18:56.140
  • The sloth says, "Oh, yeah yesterday.
  • 00:18:56.150 --> 00:18:59.220
  • Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah tomorrow."
  • 00:18:59.230 --> 00:19:02.030
  • How about now?
  • 00:19:02.040 --> 00:19:03.220
  • "No, no, no, I'm just gonna, I'm just going to chill.
  • 00:19:03.230 --> 00:19:06.050
  • I'm just gonna--I'm just going to relax."
  • 00:19:06.060 --> 00:19:10.020
  • So interesting.
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:12.020
  • So here's the homework.
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  • Are you ready for some homework?
  • 00:19:13.140 --> 00:19:15.020
  • And this is kinda negative.
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:16.130
  • I know you're like, oh my gosh.
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:18.220
  • It's positive, though, because Jesus is in the recycling
  • 00:19:18.230 --> 00:19:21.040
  • business.
  • 00:19:21.050 --> 00:19:22.140
  • He can take all of this trash and recycle it.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:26.010
  • Okay.
  • 00:19:26.020 --> 00:19:28.050
  • Here's the review, 'cause I've gone through a lot of points.
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  • Number one tackle each character defect or each piece of trash
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:35.170
  • one at a time.
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:36.270
  • Have you ever lost something in the trash?
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:39.020
  • I have.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.130
  • Cell phone recently, doing I did, went through the trash.
  • 00:19:40.140 --> 00:19:44.220
  • It's gross.
  • 00:19:44.230 --> 00:19:48.290
  • Number two, focus on one victory at a time.
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:51.140
  • Celebrate wins.
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:52.240
  • Give yourselves a round of applause.
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:20:02.030
  • I made it through the business meeting without raging
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.190
  • on somebody.
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:08.100
  • I was around that girl and she was showing off all of her
  • 00:20:08.110 --> 00:20:11.100
  • bling, or her figure, and I made it through without being
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:14.230
  • envious.
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:16.260
  • That's what I'm talkin' about.
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:20.080
  • I had a water burger and I loved it--C'mon somebody.
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  • Hey.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:30.130
  • Isn't that hilarious?
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:34.160
  • I do a checkup.
  • 00:20:34.170 --> 00:20:36.150
  • Couple days ago was my cardiologist and of course, I'm
  • 00:20:36.160 --> 00:20:38.260
  • I said I'm doing great, you know, I had heart surgery
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:41.070
  • a while back and it's a whole nother subject.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:43.220
  • He said, "Man you're doing great."
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:46.130
  • He said, "Tell me about your eating."
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:48.120
  • And I said, you know, we eat probably 85% clean, the other
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:52.010
  • time, we you know we eat whatever we want.
  • 00:20:52.020 --> 00:20:54.060
  • So some moderation man.
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:56.170
  • Don't lose your mind over this I've got to have an eight pack.
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:21:03.010
  • I have got to have you know, 8.3% body fat.
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:06.040
  • I mean, great for you, if you have those genetics.
  • 00:21:06.050 --> 00:21:09.130
  • I mean, everyone doesn't have an eight pack like me, but you
  • 00:21:09.140 --> 00:21:13.180
  • need to have balance, so focus on one victory at a time.
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:17.010
  • Also rely on God's power, on God's power, not your
  • 00:21:17.020 --> 00:21:21.090
  • willpower.
  • 00:21:21.100 --> 00:21:22.190
  • We've been going back to this verse over and over.
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:24.090
  • Philippians 2:13, let's read it together.
  • 00:21:24.100 --> 00:21:26.270
  • 1.2.3, "For it is God, who is at work within you, giving you
  • 00:21:26.280 --> 00:21:32.110
  • the will and the power to achieve his purpose."
  • 00:21:32.120 --> 00:21:36.100
  • So my willpower.
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.200
  • Yeah, a few things I can do okay, but what we're talkin'
  • 00:21:37.210 --> 00:21:40.100
  • about here, trash.
  • 00:21:40.110 --> 00:21:42.120
  • Only God can do it.
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:44.040
  • Associate with people, this is another thing I've jotted down,
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:47.240
  • who will help you, not hinder you.
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:51.200
  • Associate with people who will help you, not hinder you.
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:56.050
  • You do not want to hang around with people too much who
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:22:01.070
  • cause you to to get trashy.
  • 00:22:01.080 --> 00:22:05.130
  • That's why the Bible says as iron sharpens iron.
  • 00:22:05.140 --> 00:22:07.140
  • So one man or woman sharpens another.
  • 00:22:07.150 --> 00:22:10.000
  • When I interviewed therapists, when I read these papers, when I
  • 00:22:10.010 --> 00:22:17.060
  • talk to people in small groups, even physicians, here's what
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:21.040
  • they said.
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:22.140
  • When it comes to dealing with the trash, the defects
  • 00:22:22.150 --> 00:22:25.270
  • in our lives, the sin, it always is better in community.
  • 00:22:25.280 --> 00:22:31.140
  • That's why.
  • 00:22:31.150 --> 00:22:32.250
  • That's why I'm so excited.
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:34.050
  • I talked to several people this week.
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:35.170
  • I'm involved in a small group.
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:37.080
  • I went to that seminar.
  • 00:22:37.090 --> 00:22:38.250
  • I mean, going to tabletop.
  • 00:22:38.260 --> 00:22:41.060
  • Awesome.
  • 00:22:41.070 --> 00:22:42.160
  • You meet the best people doin' that.
  • 00:22:42.170 --> 00:22:44.160
  • Pursue progress, last thing, and not perfection.
  • 00:22:44.170 --> 00:22:49.170
  • The Bible says again in Philippians, God, who began
  • 00:22:49.180 --> 00:22:53.000
  • a good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his
  • 00:22:53.010 --> 00:22:55.280
  • grace until this task within you is finally finished.
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:23:00.230
  • So God will, God will see you through.
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:06.160
  • So we're not going to be perfect.
  • 00:23:06.170 --> 00:23:10.110
  • But our God is perfect.
  • 00:23:10.120 --> 00:23:13.070
  • And God has taken care of our trash.
  • 00:23:13.080 --> 00:23:18.020
  • So remember, let me go back to my story.
  • 00:23:18.030 --> 00:23:21.010
  • I remember I had all this trash, you know, and you know, I'm
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:26.270
  • dragging it at night and these Rottweilers grab it and again I
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:32.030
  • gave them one of the trash bags.
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:36.180
  • Walk out into the street.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:39.020
  • You know, I'm following the trash
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:42.160
  • and everything, you know.
  • 00:23:42.170 --> 00:23:46.120
  • Pushing it around.
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:49.290
  • You know, okay.
  • 00:23:50.000 --> 00:23:51.100
  • Positioned it correctly.
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:53.130
  • Then I walked inside.
  • 00:23:53.140 --> 00:23:58.010
  • The next day, I heard the rumbling
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:04.170
  • of the garbage truck.
  • 00:24:08.060 --> 00:24:10.010
  • And I looked outside the window and the garbage truck stops.
  • 00:24:10.020 --> 00:24:17.160
  • And then it went in reverse
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:19.140
  • [beeping]
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:22.220
  • because we have so much trash.
  • 00:24:22.230 --> 00:24:25.120
  • And I looked, and to my amazement, on the side
  • 00:24:25.130 --> 00:24:31.180
  • of the truck, it said this: Father and Son Sanitation
  • 00:24:31.190 --> 00:24:39.130
  • Services.
  • 00:24:39.140 --> 00:24:41.100
  • Taking care of trash in people's lives for 2.000 years.
  • 00:24:41.110 --> 00:24:48.120
  • And I looked and the person driving it was Jesus.
  • 00:24:48.130 --> 00:24:54.140
  • And the guy on the back of the truck was Simon Peter.
  • 00:24:54.150 --> 00:24:58.220
  • So Jesus nodded to Simon Peter.
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:01.220
  • Simon Peter opened up the bin and dumped all the trash
  • 00:25:01.230 --> 00:25:06.030
  • in the truck.
  • 00:25:06.040 --> 00:25:07.230
  • Jesus looked at me, wink,
  • 00:25:07.240 --> 00:25:14.220
  • and Jesus has taken care of our trash.
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:21.140
  • I'll say it again, our Savior is in the sanitation business.
  • 00:25:21.150 --> 00:25:26.150
  • He died on the cross for our sin, for our garbage, for our
  • 00:25:26.160 --> 00:25:32.260
  • rubbish, for our rot, and rose again.
  • 00:25:32.270 --> 00:25:38.140
  • And he's saying give me your trash.
  • 00:25:38.150 --> 00:25:44.080
  • I'll recycle it and change your life.
  • 00:25:44.090 --> 00:25:50.240
  • Ed: It's been a wonderful year at Ed Young Television.
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  • Thank you so much for allowing us to come into your home each
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  • and every week.
  • 00:25:57.110 --> 00:25:58.210
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  • 00:25:58.220 --> 00:26:01.090
  • Thank you for your generosity because of that, that's why
  • 00:26:01.100 --> 00:26:04.290
  • we're on.
  • 00:26:05.000 --> 00:26:06.090
  • There's so many great things happening at Ed Young
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  • Television.
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  • I think about the orphanages, I think about our retreat center,
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  • I think about so many other things.
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  • Just go to our website, EdYoung.com and you'll see
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  • near to the end of the year, as we think about this time
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  • of giving, make sure to include Ed Young Television in your
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  • generosity because next year is gonna be awesome and it can only
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  • happen because of your generosity.
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  • Thanks, again and have a merry, merry Christmas.
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  • It'll only get better in heaven.
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