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Praise | Brian Tome | December 3, 2020

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  • - [Announcer] Tonight on Praise.
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  • From Colorado, SeniorPastor of Crossroads Church,
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  • author and podcasthost, Brian Tome.
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  • And now Matt and Laurie Crouch.
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  • - Today from Southern Colorado
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  • and it's a beautiful evening.
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  • Brian Tome, what doyou wanna talk about
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  • amongst this time thatwe're going to sit?
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  • - I wanna talk about a word
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  • that's not in the Bible,
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  • but as in every storyof faith in the Bible,
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  • it's the word aggression.
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  • It's the key thing to getyour life to a new place.
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  • - Okay.
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  • - Love it.
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  • I'm so excited...
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  • - You think you love it,
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  • you haven't heard whatI'm gonna say yet,
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  • maybe you don't love it.
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  • - I think I have a clue
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  • because everything youkinda say is kinda awesome.
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  • How did you even get thiswhole thing out of the Bible?
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  • - Well, so I was lookingat people who are heroes...
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  • You look at everybody whois a hero in the Bible
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  • who we admire.
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  • Is there not for their beliefs,
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  • they're there becauseof what they've done
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  • what they'veaggressively chosen to do
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  • whether it's Davidtaking down Goliath,
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  • Rahab letting thespies into Jericho,
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  • Peter stepping out of the boat.
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  • These are great stories of faith
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  • and you want more in your life.
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  • If you want more ofGod in your life,
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  • more of anything He brings you,
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  • you have to step outand start making moves.
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  • - Brian, we're in a pandemic.
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  • We have just kind of comethrough a lot of racial tension.
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  • We've come througha political season,
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  • you might've noticed.
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  • And we're talkingabout a year 2020,
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  • that will end upbecoming a verb.
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  • Okay, it will be I'm sorry,you were just 2020ed.
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  • Okay, so when you'retalking about aggression
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  • or aggressive life orsomething like that,
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  • some people might think that,
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  • "Wait a second, Ijust wanna make it.
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  • I don't wanna beaggressive about anything.
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  • There are people on thestreets being aggressive,
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  • there's this, there's that."
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  • What are we actuallytalking about?
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  • Breakdown and startthe sermon here
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  • because that's whatreally needs to happen.
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  • - Yeah, we're not talking about
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  • taking advantageof somebody, Matt.
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  • We're not talking aboutdoing something physically,
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  • somebody they shouldn'thave happened.
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  • We're not talkingabout police officers
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  • in those relativelyfew number of instances
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  • being physically difficult
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  • towards somebody who hasdifferent skin tone in them.
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  • By the way, I don'tthink we've come
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  • out of racialproblems with 2020.
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  • It's just shined a lightthat we have racial problems
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  • in 2020.
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  • So it's not that I need tophysically power up on somebody.
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  • It's that 2020 hassmacked us all down.
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  • So what's my response to that.
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  • I just sit back and waitfor it to get better.
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  • Or do I say, "God, what doesHe want me to actually do?"
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  • Cause there'ssomething we can all do
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  • to get our life to a new place.
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  • - So we need to framethis whole thing.
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  • And I think whatyou started to do
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  • at the dinner table a while ago
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  • is start talking aboutDavid, a hero of the faith.
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  • But you were really kind ofstarting this whole thing
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  • with a personal testimony.
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  • So what's happenedto you in 2020
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  • and what is yourdynamic right now?
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  • - 2020 has beenawful for me, awful.
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  • I had problems beforeI came in to 2020.
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  • Most of us had problemsthat came in 2020.
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  • And then you layonto that pandemic,
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  • you lay on to thatracial tension.
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  • We have a church that hasa high percentage of people
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  • who don't have askin tone as me.
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  • It's very difficult for themand for our whole church.
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  • You lay on top of thateconomic uncertainty,
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  • you lay on to all the stuff
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  • that was already difficultin my life already.
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  • So I find myself being a pretty,self-motivated go getter,
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  • just getting beat down.
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  • Like my job, a big pieceof my job, my day job
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  • is pastoring the churchthat I started 25 years ago.
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  • And I love to be aroundpeople, I love to see people,
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  • I love to look at a crowdand see them come alive.
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  • And all of a sudden,bam, that's gone!
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  • Everything, shut down, bam!
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  • 10 campuses, peoplecoming, that's all gone.
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  • And now I'm juststaring at zoom all day.
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  • Which I think we all now have
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  • a new understanding ofwhat hell is, right?
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  • I know the Bible says thathell is flames and darkness,
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  • but Zoom's got gottabe in there too.
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  • It's gotta be a zoom call aswell, it's just my goodness!
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  • And then I just foundmyself at the beginning,
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  • I'm just waitingfor it to get over.
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  • I'm waiting for 2020.
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  • I'm waiting to get back...
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  • And I found myself on myfirst low grade depression
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  • I've ever had in my life.
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  • - [Matt] Okay.
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  • - The NationalInstitute of Health says
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  • many men manifest depressionwith irritability, check.
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  • Anger, check.
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  • Lack of sleep, check.
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  • Lack of interest in yourprevious hobbies, check.
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  • This goes and it's like,
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  • "Oh my gosh, this is myfirst bout of depression."
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  • And I realize, Ican't just sit around
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  • and wait for this to get better,
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  • I've got to startdoing some new things.
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  • And I would say I'm outof it, Matt and Laurie,
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  • I would say, but I'mgetting out of it
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  • because I'm tryingto take action.
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  • Not just waiting forsomething better to happen.
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  • - [Laurie] Right?
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  • So you have this really kind of
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  • high-energy aggressive thing.
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  • You like to go on motorcyclerides and the camping
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  • and kind of men'sretreats kind of stuff.
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  • So now you're talking aboutCOVID really changing something.
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  • Okay, you're one of maybemillions that have experienced,
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  • what happened?
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  • What was that about?
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  • What happened?
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  • What did this season do to us?
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  • And how are wegonna get out of it?
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  • - Well, there's theold line, right?
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  • "If you wanna make Godlaugh, tell Him your plans."
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  • - [Laurie] Right (laughs).
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  • - I had all kindsof plans for 2020.
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  • Most of us did and justboom, they're gone.
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  • So part of the goodthing for me with 2020 is
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  • it's helped me be more humble.
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  • All of us are more humble.
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  • We realize we're not as incontrol as we think we are.
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  • - How are you getting...
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  • What steps are you taking to get
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  • out of this mild depression?
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  • - So the first thing I did,
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  • is just gave myself grace.
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  • If I find somebodyelse is in depression,
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  • I give them grace, even thoughI had never had it before.
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  • So this one I'm going,"All right, Brian, relax,
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  • you have a mild depression here.
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  • Just don't be sohard on yourself."
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  • And now that I know what it is,
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  • let's be extra sensitive tothings I'm doing and not doing.
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  • I don't feel like working out.
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  • I used to have a greatworkout schedule.
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  • I haven't felt likework working out.
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  • Now I realize I'vegot to do something
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  • to get my chemistryup and going.
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  • My sleep is all thatmuch more important.
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  • I've got to make sureI'm not on my phone,
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  • dealing with something that'sstimulating before I go to bed
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  • because I've gotto get my sleep.
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  • People, I gottabe around people.
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  • However it is,
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  • I don't care if I got toget inside of a space suit
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  • and COVID stuff around them.
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  • That's part of mything, I'm an extrovert.
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  • And if I'm not aroundpeople, I can't feel...
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  • I can't laugh.
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  • So I made sure thatI was in situations
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  • where I could be aroundgood, trusted friends.
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  • It's just takingcontrol of your life.
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  • Not waiting for it to end.
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  • - Right.
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  • - But saying, "What can I do?"
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  • - Right, instead ofsomething controlling you,
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  • you are controlling it.
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  • - Yes, I do notwanna be a victim.
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  • 2020 would love tovictimize all of us,
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  • but I do not wannabe a victim to it,
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  • there's something I can do.
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  • - So that has madeyou aggressive?
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  • - Yes.
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  • - So now, okay.
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  • - It's holy to want more, issomething you said earlier.
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  • What do you mean by that?
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  • And by the way,start talking now
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  • and stop about 30minutes from now.
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  • By the way, let me just say,
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  • if you just tuned in, we arehere in Southern Colorado.
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  • We're all together.
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  • Brian Tome, thank youfor being with us.
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  • Crossroads church,Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • and a new programmer on TBM.
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  • So welcome to the network, sir.
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  • This is time where ifyou were in your pulpit,
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  • you would say openyour Bible to...
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  • And you're declaring,it is holy to want more.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • - Okay 2 Samuel 6,
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  • is one of the favorite topicsand sermons for pastors.
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  • It starts at a veryinteresting place,
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  • where David has been waiting...
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  • By the way, you can be veryaggressive and waiting.
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  • The Bible talks aboutwaiting on the Lord.
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  • We wait on the Lord whenwe've done what we can
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  • and now I can't do anything.
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  • When you have a diagnosisand medicine says
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  • there's nothing that can happen.
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  • You're in a place ofwaiting on the Lord.
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  • We all have to wait in the Lord,
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  • But that doesn't mean
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  • we shouldn't do somethingup to that point.
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  • David's been waiting on theLord because Saul has been King
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  • and he's waiting for Saul topass on till he becomes King.
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  • Saul finally does pass on.
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  • And in 2 Samuel 6
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  • is a really intriguingthing there of
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  • David gets to basicallyget a perk of being a King.
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  • Like I wonder if our listeners,
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  • if they ever got to bethe CEO of their company
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  • or wherever they are,
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  • what would they do thefirst day of being CEO?
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  • Or what would I do if Ibecame president United States
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  • which I never wanna be,
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  • and you definitely don'twanna be president.
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  • I promise you that youdefinitely do not want...
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  • But I'll tell you what if I was,
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  • if I ever was the presidentof the United States,
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  • the first day I'mtaking up Air Force One
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  • and I'm telling the pilot todo barrel rolls with the plane.
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  • I would just wantto do that, right?
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  • If I ever become CEOof BMW motorcycle,
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  • I'm gonna have thoseGerman engineers
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  • create the perfect motorcyclemotorcycle to spec for me
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  • even if it can't sell.
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  • David does that.
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  • He says: Gosh, I'm Kingnow, what am I gonna do?
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  • I got it.
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  • The Ark of the Covenant.
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  • That thing thatwould go for battle.
  • 00:10:24.979 --> 00:10:26.748
  • I haven't seen that,where is that thing?
  • 00:10:26.748 --> 00:10:28.450
  • Bringing it out of storage.
  • 00:10:28.450 --> 00:10:29.951
  • And he gets 30.000 troops tojust march this thing around.
  • 00:10:29.951 --> 00:10:33.488
  • It's basically a showof military force
  • 00:10:33.488 --> 00:10:36.758
  • and him just havingfun with his new toys.
  • 00:10:36.758 --> 00:10:39.461
  • That's where the story goes.
  • 00:10:39.461 --> 00:10:40.995
  • Many of us know that it's goton the back of this oxen cart
  • 00:10:40.995 --> 00:10:44.399
  • and it tips over and Uzzahgoes and he stops it.
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  • He keeps it from hitting theground and then God kills him.
  • 00:10:49.571 --> 00:10:51.406
  • It says there,
  • 00:10:51.406 --> 00:10:52.607
  • that David was angry.
  • 00:10:52.607 --> 00:10:55.076
  • He's instinctually going,God, how could you do this?
  • 00:10:55.076 --> 00:10:56.644
  • He's trying to keep theArk from getting dirty.
  • 00:10:56.644 --> 00:10:58.913
  • And then he's afraid.
  • 00:10:58.913 --> 00:11:00.949
  • And I believe he's afraidbecause he remembers
  • 00:11:02.784 --> 00:11:07.322
  • that the reason Saul wasdisqualified from the kingship,
  • 00:11:07.322 --> 00:11:10.725
  • is that Saul didthe priest's job
  • 00:11:10.725 --> 00:11:13.261
  • when it should have been Samuel.
  • 00:11:14.195 --> 00:11:15.497
  • - Got it.
  • 00:11:15.497 --> 00:11:17.031
  • - Saul offered the sacrificebefore they went into battle.
  • 00:11:17.031 --> 00:11:18.266
  • And Samuel said, "That'sit, your run's done.
  • 00:11:18.266 --> 00:11:20.034
  • You're not gonna beKing much longer."
  • 00:11:20.034 --> 00:11:22.237
  • David I think realizesand goes, "Oh my gosh...
  • 00:11:22.237 --> 00:11:25.373
  • Oh my gosh, what just happened?
  • 00:11:25.373 --> 00:11:27.742
  • I just did the samething that Saul did."
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  • The priest should havebeen doing this thing
  • 00:11:29.811 --> 00:11:31.212
  • with the cart.
  • 00:11:31.212 --> 00:11:32.580
  • It wasn't that Uzzahwas the poor sap
  • 00:11:32.580 --> 00:11:34.949
  • that just got the anger of God.
  • 00:11:34.949 --> 00:11:37.552
  • First of all, the parading...
  • 00:11:37.552 --> 00:11:39.554
  • The holy vessels justto have a parade.
  • 00:11:39.554 --> 00:11:42.123
  • The priests aren'ttaking on carrying it.
  • 00:11:42.123 --> 00:11:43.792
  • That's not what the...
  • 00:11:43.792 --> 00:11:45.460
  • It's like thing afterthing after thing.
  • 00:11:45.460 --> 00:11:48.029
  • And God says: I canstand it no more...
  • 00:11:48.029 --> 00:11:50.632
  • And Uzzah gets killed.
  • 00:11:52.000 --> 00:11:53.835
  • So then what David does,
  • 00:11:53.835 --> 00:11:55.937
  • is he basically doesa blackjack dealer
  • 00:11:55.937 --> 00:11:57.605
  • at the end of his shift.
  • 00:11:57.605 --> 00:11:59.674
  • He goes, "I'm done.
  • 00:11:59.674 --> 00:12:01.843
  • Get this, get thisaway from me."
  • 00:12:01.843 --> 00:12:03.411
  • And he drops it off and he says,
  • 00:12:03.411 --> 00:12:05.013
  • "Who's the closestguy around us?"
  • 00:12:05.013 --> 00:12:06.614
  • Obed-edom the Gittite.
  • 00:12:06.614 --> 00:12:07.982
  • He goes "Oh, Obed-Edomthe Gittite."
  • 00:12:07.982 --> 00:12:10.051
  • Sorry he has that name he has.
  • 00:12:10.051 --> 00:12:11.486
  • It's a tough name.
  • 00:12:11.486 --> 00:12:12.854
  • Let's just drop there.
  • 00:12:12.854 --> 00:12:14.088
  • So he goes and hedrops it off there.
  • 00:12:14.088 --> 00:12:15.690
  • And he heads backto where he lives.
  • 00:12:15.690 --> 00:12:18.293
  • And there's a very simplebenign phrase, it says,
  • 00:12:18.293 --> 00:12:22.397
  • "And the Lord blessed the houseof Obed-Edom the Gettite."
  • 00:12:22.397 --> 00:12:27.335
  • I find this fascinating.
  • 00:12:27.335 --> 00:12:28.937
  • Sometimes the Bibleis specifically vague.
  • 00:12:28.937 --> 00:12:33.875
  • When the apostle Paul sayshe has a thorn in the flesh
  • 00:12:33.875 --> 00:12:37.078
  • we don't know what it is.
  • 00:12:37.078 --> 00:12:38.313
  • And since we don'tknow what it is,
  • 00:12:38.313 --> 00:12:39.581
  • all of us can identifywith that verse.
  • 00:12:39.581 --> 00:12:41.916
  • It's something thatyou can't get over.
  • 00:12:41.916 --> 00:12:43.384
  • It is something you'rewaiting on the Lord for
  • 00:12:43.384 --> 00:12:45.053
  • because you can't do it.
  • 00:12:45.053 --> 00:12:46.988
  • It's your Stage IV cancer.
  • 00:12:46.988 --> 00:12:50.592
  • My thorn in the flesh is,
  • 00:12:50.592 --> 00:12:52.260
  • my child who is gone andhe won't come back home.
  • 00:12:52.260 --> 00:12:55.897
  • My thorn in the fleshis, my mother-in-law.
  • 00:12:55.897 --> 00:12:58.533
  • My thorn in theflesh is my bad back.
  • 00:12:58.533 --> 00:13:01.302
  • My thorn in the flesh is...
  • 00:13:01.302 --> 00:13:02.770
  • But because we don't know whathis thorn in the flesh is,
  • 00:13:02.770 --> 00:13:04.038
  • we could all go, "Oh,I got one of those.
  • 00:13:04.038 --> 00:13:05.907
  • I got something Ican't get over."
  • 00:13:05.907 --> 00:13:07.508
  • When he says Obed theGettite was blessed,
  • 00:13:07.508 --> 00:13:11.079
  • we can all go, "Whatwould it mean?"
  • 00:13:11.079 --> 00:13:13.414
  • If we said that the LordGod blessed Matt and Laurie,
  • 00:13:14.816 --> 00:13:19.087
  • what just pops to your mind?
  • 00:13:19.087 --> 00:13:20.355
  • What might that look like?
  • 00:13:20.355 --> 00:13:21.656
  • - Grandchildren.
  • 00:13:21.656 --> 00:13:22.490
  • New phase in life.
  • 00:13:26.027 --> 00:13:26.995
  • We don't have any grandkids.
  • 00:13:26.995 --> 00:13:28.229
  • - Yeah, that'd beamazing, what else?
  • 00:13:28.229 --> 00:13:30.398
  • Come on Laurie, you'vegot something here.
  • 00:13:34.269 --> 00:13:35.336
  • - I know, I'm thinking.
  • 00:13:35.336 --> 00:13:36.571
  • - Come on, more ofthose amazing...
  • 00:13:36.571 --> 00:13:38.039
  • - That's like, yes,I'm stuck on grandkids.
  • 00:13:38.039 --> 00:13:41.109
  • - That's okay,grandchildren, amazing.
  • 00:13:41.109 --> 00:13:43.344
  • We got two and we'dlove more as well.
  • 00:13:43.344 --> 00:13:45.713
  • Maybe, Obed-Edom the Gittite,
  • 00:13:47.415 --> 00:13:49.284
  • maybe that was his blessing.
  • 00:13:49.284 --> 00:13:50.218
  • Maybe he got grandchildren.
  • 00:13:50.218 --> 00:13:51.152
  • Couldn't have grandchildren.
  • 00:13:51.152 --> 00:13:52.120
  • Maybe he had a child that was...
  • 00:13:52.120 --> 00:13:56.424
  • Had run away and thechild came back that week.
  • 00:13:56.424 --> 00:13:59.727
  • Maybe neighbors heard constantfighting inside the family
  • 00:13:59.727 --> 00:14:04.532
  • and now they'rehearing laughter.
  • 00:14:04.532 --> 00:14:06.634
  • Maybe he went and walked outside
  • 00:14:06.634 --> 00:14:07.936
  • and he tripped overa golden nugget
  • 00:14:07.936 --> 00:14:09.170
  • and found out he wason top of a goldmine.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:10.972
  • Maybe there was perfectweather patterns
  • 00:14:10.972 --> 00:14:12.640
  • over top of his property.
  • 00:14:12.640 --> 00:14:15.543
  • And their crop just took off.
  • 00:14:15.543 --> 00:14:18.479
  • Maybe his wife had a massivewater nose and dropped off.
  • 00:14:18.479 --> 00:14:21.282
  • Maybe this is a lonely guy,didn't have any friends
  • 00:14:22.684 --> 00:14:25.653
  • and all of a sudden hehas friends coming over.
  • 00:14:25.653 --> 00:14:27.088
  • Maybe, I could goon and on and on.
  • 00:14:27.088 --> 00:14:29.424
  • But whatever it was,it gets back to David.
  • 00:14:29.424 --> 00:14:31.693
  • And David says,
  • 00:14:31.693 --> 00:14:32.961
  • "Whoa, that guy who hasthe Ark of the Covenant,
  • 00:14:32.961 --> 00:14:35.630
  • why just pawned it off,
  • 00:14:35.630 --> 00:14:36.831
  • cause I don't wantanything bad--
  • 00:14:36.831 --> 00:14:38.066
  • - [Matt] Cause Iwas afraid of it.
  • 00:14:38.066 --> 00:14:39.033
  • - I was afraid of it.
  • 00:14:39.033 --> 00:14:40.234
  • Now this thing isbringing him blessing.
  • 00:14:40.234 --> 00:14:43.571
  • And so David went to retrievethe Ark of the Covenant.
  • 00:14:43.571 --> 00:14:47.775
  • I think this is reallymeaningful for us.
  • 00:14:48.910 --> 00:14:51.512
  • This is when Davidis at his best.
  • 00:14:51.512 --> 00:14:54.415
  • It's when he is aggressive.
  • 00:14:54.415 --> 00:14:56.818
  • It's when he goes.
  • 00:14:56.818 --> 00:14:58.019
  • It's when all everyoneelse is passive
  • 00:14:58.019 --> 00:14:59.988
  • and they don't wannago fight Goliath.
  • 00:14:59.988 --> 00:15:02.056
  • David sees him and he says,
  • 00:15:02.056 --> 00:15:03.358
  • "Who is thisuncircumcised Philistine?"
  • 00:15:03.358 --> 00:15:06.127
  • He goes against him.
  • 00:15:06.127 --> 00:15:07.128
  • He actually runsagainst Goliath.
  • 00:15:07.128 --> 00:15:10.431
  • David is the one that they say,
  • 00:15:10.431 --> 00:15:11.899
  • "Saul kills his thousands,
  • 00:15:11.899 --> 00:15:13.434
  • David kills histens of thousands."
  • 00:15:13.434 --> 00:15:14.969
  • He's mighty running into battleagain and again, and again.
  • 00:15:14.969 --> 00:15:17.905
  • He's aggressive.
  • 00:15:17.905 --> 00:15:19.140
  • He says, "Let'sbuild the temple."
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:21.576
  • God says, "No, we're gonnakeep that for Solomon."
  • 00:15:21.576 --> 00:15:23.578
  • But again, David is on the...
  • 00:15:23.578 --> 00:15:25.113
  • David's going,"Whoa, Whoa, Whoa!"
  • 00:15:26.414 --> 00:15:28.616
  • There's blessing, I want it.
  • 00:15:28.616 --> 00:15:30.518
  • So he goes and gets...
  • 00:15:30.518 --> 00:15:31.753
  • My question for us is,"Do you want more?"
  • 00:15:31.753 --> 00:15:35.356
  • Many of us are justafraid of more.
  • 00:15:35.356 --> 00:15:37.925
  • We're afraid of what would itbe like if God gave us more?
  • 00:15:39.360 --> 00:15:41.029
  • I'm not talking about moremoney, but maybe more money,
  • 00:15:41.029 --> 00:15:44.332
  • maybe it is.
  • 00:15:44.332 --> 00:15:45.266
  • In the Bible,
  • 00:15:47.368 --> 00:15:48.836
  • there are things thatlook like contradictions.
  • 00:15:48.836 --> 00:15:50.872
  • They're not contradictions,
  • 00:15:50.872 --> 00:15:52.373
  • they're just showing usthe full breadth of truth.
  • 00:15:52.373 --> 00:15:55.510
  • Truths in the Bibleexists with intention.
  • 00:15:55.510 --> 00:15:59.013
  • God is one and God is triune.
  • 00:15:59.013 --> 00:16:01.449
  • God tells us to walk by faith,we're justified by faith.
  • 00:16:04.218 --> 00:16:08.823
  • And yet if we don't haveany works, we have no faith.
  • 00:16:08.823 --> 00:16:12.994
  • God is sovereign,God's in control.
  • 00:16:12.994 --> 00:16:15.063
  • And yet I am to steward my lifeand take control of my life.
  • 00:16:15.063 --> 00:16:19.233
  • So what is?
  • 00:16:19.233 --> 00:16:20.435
  • Your one- three,is it faith, works?
  • 00:16:20.435 --> 00:16:21.469
  • Is it God control me.
  • 00:16:21.469 --> 00:16:23.237
  • Well, yes.
  • 00:16:23.237 --> 00:16:24.072
  • Yes, that's the tension.
  • 00:16:24.072 --> 00:16:25.206
  • Here's another one.
  • 00:16:25.206 --> 00:16:26.674
  • I'm supposed to be contentin every circumstance,
  • 00:16:26.674 --> 00:16:30.044
  • and yet I'm theone to be blessed.
  • 00:16:30.044 --> 00:16:32.613
  • I'm to be content inevery circumstance,
  • 00:16:32.613 --> 00:16:34.315
  • and yet I am to go afterthings that could benefit me.
  • 00:16:34.315 --> 00:16:38.820
  • One of the sermons thatpeople don't talk about
  • 00:16:38.820 --> 00:16:41.722
  • is when David goesbefore Goliath he asks,
  • 00:16:41.722 --> 00:16:43.991
  • "What will be done for theman who takes down Goliath?"
  • 00:16:43.991 --> 00:16:46.894
  • Cause he wants more.
  • 00:16:48.262 --> 00:16:49.730
  • As an early pointlife, he wants more
  • 00:16:49.730 --> 00:16:51.399
  • and he's not asqualified for that.
  • 00:16:51.399 --> 00:16:53.468
  • And preachers whenthey talk about
  • 00:16:53.468 --> 00:16:55.069
  • this chapter of scripture.
  • 00:16:55.069 --> 00:16:57.238
  • We oftentimes stop with Uzzah.
  • 00:16:57.238 --> 00:17:00.441
  • There you go!
  • 00:17:00.441 --> 00:17:02.110
  • Don't touch it oryou'll fall off,
  • 00:17:02.110 --> 00:17:04.145
  • or you'll die orsomething like that.
  • 00:17:04.145 --> 00:17:05.513
  • Uzzah, don't touch it.
  • 00:17:05.513 --> 00:17:07.415
  • Cause us preachers,
  • 00:17:07.415 --> 00:17:08.816
  • the easiest sermonsfor us to give
  • 00:17:08.816 --> 00:17:10.284
  • are the condemnation ones.
  • 00:17:10.284 --> 00:17:11.853
  • The easiest sermonsfor us to give are
  • 00:17:11.853 --> 00:17:13.121
  • that you can't dothat, don't drink that,
  • 00:17:13.121 --> 00:17:15.456
  • don't touch that,don't go there.
  • 00:17:15.456 --> 00:17:17.725
  • Just rules and anger and Godstill smites kind of sermons,
  • 00:17:17.725 --> 00:17:22.730
  • which He does by theway, He does still smite.
  • 00:17:24.098 --> 00:17:26.334
  • But those kinds ofthings being as a pastor
  • 00:17:26.334 --> 00:17:28.803
  • are incredibly easy to give.
  • 00:17:28.803 --> 00:17:30.104
  • I can fall on a bed easily,
  • 00:17:30.104 --> 00:17:32.039
  • it makes someone feel poorly.
  • 00:17:32.039 --> 00:17:34.809
  • But that was just a setupto David wanting more.
  • 00:17:34.809 --> 00:17:39.780
  • Maybe it is that our lifeis not going forward,
  • 00:17:41.182 --> 00:17:45.520
  • because we reallydon't want more.
  • 00:17:45.520 --> 00:17:47.221
  • Maybe we're in the positionwe're in with our country
  • 00:17:48.656 --> 00:17:51.292
  • because those ofus who have faith
  • 00:17:51.292 --> 00:17:53.861
  • are content to justlet things unfold
  • 00:17:53.861 --> 00:17:56.464
  • and just wait forthings to go better
  • 00:17:56.464 --> 00:17:58.099
  • instead of wanting more.
  • 00:17:58.099 --> 00:17:59.534
  • David goes to get(indistinct) fascinating.
  • 00:18:00.868 --> 00:18:03.905
  • He goes and he gets theArk of the Covenant.
  • 00:18:03.905 --> 00:18:07.808
  • This time he doesit by the book.
  • 00:18:07.808 --> 00:18:09.710
  • He's got priests, hegot everything going on
  • 00:18:09.710 --> 00:18:12.213
  • and they start walkingone, two taking steps.
  • 00:18:12.213 --> 00:18:15.583
  • Four, five, six is stuck, stop!
  • 00:18:15.583 --> 00:18:17.752
  • Six steps, stop!
  • 00:18:17.752 --> 00:18:19.554
  • We're gonna have a worshipservice here right now.
  • 00:18:19.554 --> 00:18:22.390
  • Brings in cattle andthey slaughter andgive it to the Lord,
  • 00:18:22.390 --> 00:18:25.726
  • the worship service.
  • 00:18:25.726 --> 00:18:26.761
  • And everyone, okay good.
  • 00:18:26.761 --> 00:18:27.862
  • Hey, let's do it again.
  • 00:18:27.862 --> 00:18:29.697
  • Let's just keep going.
  • 00:18:29.697 --> 00:18:30.898
  • One, two, six steps,stop right here!
  • 00:18:30.898 --> 00:18:32.833
  • Stop worship service right here.
  • 00:18:32.833 --> 00:18:34.635
  • It's like you told me earlier,
  • 00:18:34.635 --> 00:18:36.103
  • I didn't even know theexact length of distance.
  • 00:18:36.103 --> 00:18:38.339
  • How long do you think it was--
  • 00:18:38.339 --> 00:18:39.273
  • - About five miles, yeah.
  • 00:18:39.273 --> 00:18:41.409
  • - Five miles--
  • 00:18:41.409 --> 00:18:42.577
  • - Modern day Abu Ghosh,
  • 00:18:42.577 --> 00:18:44.278
  • Just right on in betweenTel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • 00:18:44.278 --> 00:18:47.248
  • is where the historic spotthat you're talking about,
  • 00:18:47.248 --> 00:18:50.585
  • where the Ark was restedthere for that length of time,
  • 00:18:50.585 --> 00:18:55.456
  • 20 years.
  • 00:18:55.456 --> 00:18:56.457
  • - So five miles,every six steps.
  • 00:18:56.457 --> 00:18:59.560
  • - Can you imagine?
  • 00:18:59.560 --> 00:19:00.394
  • - He takes--
  • 00:19:00.394 --> 00:19:01.662
  • - Has a worship serviceup and down the hills--
  • 00:19:01.662 --> 00:19:02.897
  • - He sacrifices ananimal and he has a...
  • 00:19:02.897 --> 00:19:05.199
  • I think he's...
  • 00:19:06.334 --> 00:19:07.535
  • At this point,
  • 00:19:07.535 --> 00:19:09.103
  • he's aggressively wanting togive God worship and praise.
  • 00:19:09.103 --> 00:19:11.372
  • He's like, "God, I don't wannascrew this up, I'm gonna..."
  • 00:19:11.372 --> 00:19:13.341
  • In the Bible nowhere says
  • 00:19:13.341 --> 00:19:14.909
  • you should do a sixstep worship service...
  • 00:19:14.909 --> 00:19:18.145
  • He aggressively goes overboard.
  • 00:19:18.145 --> 00:19:21.148
  • He's like, I just wannamake sure I get this right.
  • 00:19:21.148 --> 00:19:24.285
  • I wish we had that attitudeof worship in churches.
  • 00:19:24.285 --> 00:19:27.288
  • I think we're hopefully pastthe days of criticizing people
  • 00:19:27.288 --> 00:19:30.691
  • who raise their hands andworship and all that stuff.
  • 00:19:30.691 --> 00:19:33.294
  • Most people are againstor our past that.
  • 00:19:33.294 --> 00:19:36.864
  • We need to be...
  • 00:19:36.864 --> 00:19:38.065
  • In our worship weneed to be aggressive.
  • 00:19:38.065 --> 00:19:39.667
  • In our times of prayer,we need to be aggressive.
  • 00:19:39.667 --> 00:19:42.236
  • You know why prayermeetings are so boring?
  • 00:19:42.236 --> 00:19:44.605
  • Because everyone justgoes passive on them.
  • 00:19:44.605 --> 00:19:47.141
  • You can't have a prayermeeting that's stimulating
  • 00:19:47.141 --> 00:19:49.110
  • if everyone just sits there
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:50.478
  • and just is silent.
  • 00:19:52.747 --> 00:19:54.715
  • You gotta be walking,you gotta be excited.
  • 00:19:54.715 --> 00:19:57.485
  • We did some workin South Africa.
  • 00:19:57.485 --> 00:19:59.353
  • We've come to know thispraying in South African style.
  • 00:19:59.353 --> 00:20:02.356
  • Where the whole churchprays simultaneously.
  • 00:20:02.356 --> 00:20:04.558
  • You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:20:05.793 --> 00:20:06.727
  • Let me jump in and ask
  • 00:20:07.995 --> 00:20:09.597
  • and make sure I'mtracking correctly.
  • 00:20:09.597 --> 00:20:12.333
  • You're talking...
  • 00:20:14.068 --> 00:20:15.636
  • If you had a title for yourmessage is, "Wanting More."
  • 00:20:15.636 --> 00:20:20.141
  • It's holy to want more.
  • 00:20:22.176 --> 00:20:23.744
  • It's taken fromthis life of David
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  • and you've already pointed out
  • 00:20:27.548 --> 00:20:29.083
  • that a lot of scripture isdynamically in opposition.
  • 00:20:29.083 --> 00:20:33.888
  • Jesus said, thefirst shall be last.
  • 00:20:35.956 --> 00:20:38.993
  • The least among youwill be the greatest.
  • 00:20:38.993 --> 00:20:41.228
  • - What's His incentive?
  • 00:20:43.264 --> 00:20:44.465
  • The least among andbe the greatest.
  • 00:20:44.465 --> 00:20:46.200
  • If He wasn't trying toincentivize us or more,
  • 00:20:46.200 --> 00:20:47.802
  • He wouldn't have told usthe least or the greatest.
  • 00:20:47.802 --> 00:20:49.337
  • - [Matt] There you go.
  • 00:20:49.337 --> 00:20:50.438
  • - All these scriptures aboutunique rewards in heaven
  • 00:20:52.273 --> 00:20:55.309
  • are there tospecifically entice us.
  • 00:20:56.477 --> 00:21:01.182
  • The problem is we're enticed
  • 00:21:01.182 --> 00:21:02.350
  • with too manythings of the world.
  • 00:21:02.350 --> 00:21:04.051
  • - You're talkingabout this tension
  • 00:21:04.051 --> 00:21:07.388
  • of being content in allthings and wanting more.
  • 00:21:07.388 --> 00:21:11.692
  • There's tension and there shouldbe balanced to all things.
  • 00:21:11.692 --> 00:21:16.697
  • And you're talking about this.
  • 00:21:17.598 --> 00:21:19.734
  • You're using the lifeof David and it is...
  • 00:21:19.734 --> 00:21:23.671
  • It's making me actually thinka little bit about my dad.
  • 00:21:23.671 --> 00:21:28.576
  • As you're talkingabout this, he was...
  • 00:21:29.710 --> 00:21:31.245
  • TBN was built
  • 00:21:31.245 --> 00:21:33.814
  • during a very uniqueperiod of time in history,
  • 00:21:33.814 --> 00:21:38.819
  • when TV stations werenot very valuable.
  • 00:21:39.954 --> 00:21:43.958
  • They were not very sought after,nobody really wanted them.
  • 00:21:43.958 --> 00:21:48.429
  • And TBN...
  • 00:21:48.429 --> 00:21:49.964
  • And my dad was very aggressiveduring about a 10 year period
  • 00:21:49.964 --> 00:21:53.234
  • to start buying TV channels.
  • 00:21:53.234 --> 00:21:56.103
  • Then something happened withthe FCC called Must Carry,
  • 00:21:56.103 --> 00:22:00.241
  • where TV stationsbecame very valuable
  • 00:22:00.241 --> 00:22:02.743
  • and very sought after.
  • 00:22:02.743 --> 00:22:04.545
  • And I'm sitting herelooking at this...
  • 00:22:04.545 --> 00:22:07.548
  • What you're...
  • 00:22:08.682 --> 00:22:09.617
  • It's holy to want more,
  • 00:22:09.617 --> 00:22:12.253
  • but yet we have to becontent in all things.
  • 00:22:12.253 --> 00:22:15.689
  • There is wait upon the Lord.
  • 00:22:15.689 --> 00:22:18.025
  • So you're breaking this down
  • 00:22:18.025 --> 00:22:20.361
  • and it's an interesting subject,
  • 00:22:20.361 --> 00:22:22.096
  • especially whenyou think of COVID
  • 00:22:22.096 --> 00:22:24.732
  • and you think of people thathave been sitting waiting
  • 00:22:24.732 --> 00:22:29.537
  • for this pandemic to go away.
  • 00:22:29.537 --> 00:22:32.306
  • When can I take my mask off?
  • 00:22:32.306 --> 00:22:34.308
  • When can we actually shake hands
  • 00:22:34.308 --> 00:22:37.144
  • and greet each otherinstead of social distance.
  • 00:22:37.144 --> 00:22:41.582
  • We're in Colorado.
  • 00:22:41.582 --> 00:22:43.117
  • By the way, Colorado has beensocial distancing since 1876.
  • 00:22:43.117 --> 00:22:46.954
  • So we're social distancing.
  • 00:22:46.954 --> 00:22:48.722
  • But you seem to be unpacking
  • 00:22:51.892 --> 00:22:54.028
  • a really timely thingabout the attitude
  • 00:22:54.028 --> 00:22:58.833
  • inside of the ChristianChurch in America.
  • 00:22:58.833 --> 00:23:01.969
  • Your church, a lot ofchurches are shut down.
  • 00:23:01.969 --> 00:23:03.971
  • A lot of churches arebeing told to close.
  • 00:23:03.971 --> 00:23:05.940
  • A lot of churchesare willfully closing
  • 00:23:05.940 --> 00:23:08.442
  • because they don'twant this to spread
  • 00:23:08.442 --> 00:23:12.513
  • and all that kind of stuff.
  • 00:23:12.513 --> 00:23:14.215
  • But you're breakingdown something usingthe life of David.
  • 00:23:14.215 --> 00:23:17.051
  • So I want you tocontinue but I...
  • 00:23:17.051 --> 00:23:18.586
  • We're on the samepage here, right?
  • 00:23:18.586 --> 00:23:20.621
  • I mean, I'munderstanding so far.
  • 00:23:20.621 --> 00:23:22.656
  • - Let's go back to, you talkedabout contentment, okay?
  • 00:23:22.656 --> 00:23:24.492
  • So I'll just go publicand say, "I want more".
  • 00:23:24.492 --> 00:23:29.196
  • I know it sounds selfishand sinful, but I want more.
  • 00:23:29.196 --> 00:23:33.400
  • Now I am contentwith two grandkids
  • 00:23:33.400 --> 00:23:36.737
  • and I want more of them.
  • 00:23:37.705 --> 00:23:39.473
  • And if God never givesme a grand kid, great.
  • 00:23:39.473 --> 00:23:42.643
  • I am content withthe number of people
  • 00:23:42.643 --> 00:23:46.347
  • that God has a part of my church
  • 00:23:46.347 --> 00:23:49.016
  • and there's the GreatCommission and I want more.
  • 00:23:49.016 --> 00:23:51.352
  • - [Matt] Got it.
  • 00:23:51.352 --> 00:23:52.186
  • - I am...
  • 00:23:52.186 --> 00:23:54.088
  • I don't know if shecan hear me or not.
  • 00:23:54.088 --> 00:23:55.623
  • I would almost say I'm content.
  • 00:23:55.623 --> 00:23:58.192
  • I'm content with theintimacy of my wife.
  • 00:23:58.192 --> 00:24:01.729
  • I'm really not, I don'tthink either one of us are.
  • 00:24:01.729 --> 00:24:04.465
  • But I want more.
  • 00:24:06.333 --> 00:24:07.167
  • I don't care who you are,that's funny right there.
  • 00:24:10.971 --> 00:24:12.473
  • - She can hear you.
  • 00:24:12.473 --> 00:24:14.942
  • - She knows what I'mtalking about it.
  • 00:24:14.942 --> 00:24:16.410
  • I've actually been the barrierin our marriage, not her.
  • 00:24:16.410 --> 00:24:19.580
  • I've been the barrier.
  • 00:24:19.580 --> 00:24:20.915
  • I am very content
  • 00:24:20.915 --> 00:24:22.983
  • with the resources God hasblessed me with and I want more.
  • 00:24:22.983 --> 00:24:26.554
  • I'm very content with thehealth that God has me
  • 00:24:26.554 --> 00:24:28.088
  • and I want more.
  • 00:24:28.088 --> 00:24:29.189
  • I want zero back...
  • 00:24:29.189 --> 00:24:30.324
  • So you see what I'm saying here?
  • 00:24:30.324 --> 00:24:31.892
  • We can be content where weare and I can't get better
  • 00:24:31.892 --> 00:24:34.028
  • if God doesn't chooseto give me more.
  • 00:24:34.028 --> 00:24:36.764
  • But by golly, if Hedoesn't give me more,
  • 00:24:36.764 --> 00:24:39.633
  • it's not gonna be because Idon't go back and get the Ark.
  • 00:24:39.633 --> 00:24:42.836
  • It's not gonna be because Idon't go march against Goliath.
  • 00:24:42.836 --> 00:24:46.240
  • It's not gonna be because
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:47.775
  • I don't take the life that Hehas given me, instilled to me.
  • 00:24:47.775 --> 00:24:50.444
  • And that's what I'msaying, "Do you want more?"
  • 00:24:50.444 --> 00:24:54.181
  • God doesn't just come bringHis sweet little sugar finger,
  • 00:24:54.181 --> 00:24:56.750
  • dip into your life and oh,wonderful, good things.
  • 00:24:56.750 --> 00:25:00.154
  • Before you...
  • 00:25:00.154 --> 00:25:00.988
  • What do you want to do?
  • 00:25:00.988 --> 00:25:03.090
  • You can't have it all, Ican't have more on everything.
  • 00:25:03.090 --> 00:25:06.527
  • I can't have more peoplein the church I lead,
  • 00:25:06.527 --> 00:25:10.965
  • read more books,write more books,
  • 00:25:10.965 --> 00:25:14.368
  • workout so to havea six pack abs,
  • 00:25:14.368 --> 00:25:16.537
  • go to therapy all the time,
  • 00:25:17.404 --> 00:25:20.240
  • have better motorcycleriding experiences.
  • 00:25:20.240 --> 00:25:23.744
  • We can't have it all, right?
  • 00:25:25.913 --> 00:25:27.147
  • But I've got to decide,
  • 00:25:27.147 --> 00:25:28.682
  • what is the God wantsme to go after more in?
  • 00:25:28.682 --> 00:25:32.186
  • What is it?
  • 00:25:32.186 --> 00:25:34.054
  • And if I'm not askingthat, I'm not doing that,
  • 00:25:34.054 --> 00:25:36.757
  • you know what I'm called?
  • 00:25:36.757 --> 00:25:38.492
  • Unfaithful, that'swhat I'm called.
  • 00:25:38.492 --> 00:25:40.628
  • I'm not called, waiting on theLord, I'm not called Wayne.
  • 00:25:40.628 --> 00:25:43.497
  • I'm called unfaithful.
  • 00:25:43.497 --> 00:25:46.734
  • David was great and hisgreatest moments were always
  • 00:25:46.734 --> 00:25:50.504
  • when he was pushingforward aggressively.
  • 00:25:50.504 --> 00:25:53.207
  • And I think more ofus than you take...
  • 00:25:53.207 --> 00:25:55.709
  • - Because what happens whenyou don't, like with David?
  • 00:25:55.709 --> 00:25:59.847
  • - Oh, okay, well, youwant another Bible story?
  • 00:25:59.847 --> 00:26:02.449
  • - [Laurie] Yes.
  • 00:26:02.449 --> 00:26:03.717
  • - All right, so hismost famous screw up
  • 00:26:03.717 --> 00:26:07.588
  • was when he has adulterousaffair with Bathsheba.
  • 00:26:07.588 --> 00:26:10.958
  • And the very first sentence
  • 00:26:10.958 --> 00:26:12.526
  • of that whole sectionof scripture, it says:
  • 00:26:12.526 --> 00:26:16.497
  • At the time when Kings wentout to war, David stayed home.
  • 00:26:16.497 --> 00:26:20.734
  • This is a passivemove on his part.
  • 00:26:21.969 --> 00:26:24.905
  • All Kings in the ancient world,
  • 00:26:24.905 --> 00:26:27.408
  • during wintertime,all the marauders
  • 00:26:27.408 --> 00:26:29.543
  • would come onto their landand kind of set up camp.
  • 00:26:29.543 --> 00:26:32.179
  • And so as soon asspring time came,
  • 00:26:32.179 --> 00:26:34.615
  • and the ground thought out
  • 00:26:34.615 --> 00:26:36.183
  • they could get the chariotsout there to beat them back,
  • 00:26:36.183 --> 00:26:37.918
  • that's what you would do.
  • 00:26:37.918 --> 00:26:39.153
  • You would go out thereand you beat them back.
  • 00:26:39.153 --> 00:26:40.554
  • That's what Kings did,especially a King like David--
  • 00:26:40.554 --> 00:26:43.190
  • - [Laurie] He's a fighter.
  • 00:26:43.190 --> 00:26:44.358
  • - Who's a fighter.
  • 00:26:44.358 --> 00:26:46.527
  • And he just goes, "Nah, I'mgonna delegate that one.
  • 00:26:46.527 --> 00:26:50.564
  • I'm gonna to stay home."
  • 00:26:50.564 --> 00:26:53.133
  • And he sees Bathsheba
  • 00:26:53.133 --> 00:26:54.334
  • and some preachersI've heard say
  • 00:26:54.334 --> 00:26:55.836
  • that Bathsheba was temptinghim by washing on her roof
  • 00:26:55.836 --> 00:27:00.841
  • when she knows the King'scastle is above her.
  • 00:27:02.209 --> 00:27:04.411
  • No, that's not what happened.
  • 00:27:04.411 --> 00:27:05.612
  • So she's watching herself.
  • 00:27:05.612 --> 00:27:07.114
  • Let's talk aboutceremonial ritual washing
  • 00:27:07.114 --> 00:27:09.149
  • after she would have beendone having her period.
  • 00:27:09.149 --> 00:27:11.785
  • She's up there inan act of worship,
  • 00:27:12.986 --> 00:27:15.055
  • and David, he stayed homebecause he's seen her before
  • 00:27:15.055 --> 00:27:19.359
  • and he knows that he's gonnahave the city to himself
  • 00:27:19.359 --> 00:27:22.496
  • and maybe he's gonnamake a play for him.
  • 00:27:22.496 --> 00:27:23.964
  • I don't know that.
  • 00:27:23.964 --> 00:27:25.432
  • I do know he should've beenfighting and he wasn't.
  • 00:27:25.432 --> 00:27:27.601
  • So he comes back and he...
  • 00:27:27.601 --> 00:27:28.902
  • - He should have been a Kingout to the war like the rest.
  • 00:27:30.537 --> 00:27:33.841
  • So you're talking--
  • 00:27:33.841 --> 00:27:35.509
  • - He was passive, he wasn'tmoving, he wasn't pushing.
  • 00:27:35.509 --> 00:27:40.180
  • And things went really,really poorly for him.
  • 00:27:41.348 --> 00:27:43.083
  • With men this is a...
  • 00:27:43.083 --> 00:27:45.285
  • Pornography is a huge hugeissue with a lot of people,
  • 00:27:48.055 --> 00:27:51.024
  • increasingly so with females,as much as with males.
  • 00:27:51.024 --> 00:27:54.328
  • One of the thing...
  • 00:27:56.196 --> 00:27:57.564
  • One of the reasonswhy pornography
  • 00:27:57.564 --> 00:27:58.999
  • could be such adestructive force.
  • 00:27:58.999 --> 00:28:01.034
  • Why men are drawn topornography is because
  • 00:28:01.034 --> 00:28:04.905
  • they don't have enough otherchallenges in their life.
  • 00:28:04.905 --> 00:28:07.775
  • There's a lot of reasonsyou're drawn to pornography.
  • 00:28:07.775 --> 00:28:09.376
  • I need a quick escape right now.
  • 00:28:09.376 --> 00:28:11.945
  • Just good old fashionedlosses, a lot of things
  • 00:28:13.147 --> 00:28:14.748
  • but I've seen the people who
  • 00:28:14.748 --> 00:28:18.452
  • really get in deep onit, very frequently,
  • 00:28:18.452 --> 00:28:21.555
  • they don't have anoverarching vision.
  • 00:28:21.555 --> 00:28:23.791
  • It's capturingtheir imagination,
  • 00:28:23.791 --> 00:28:25.592
  • they're having to push towards.
  • 00:28:25.592 --> 00:28:27.161
  • - They've stayed at home whenthey should have been at work.
  • 00:28:28.629 --> 00:28:30.531
  • - And they're looking internally
  • 00:28:30.531 --> 00:28:32.132
  • and they're just tryingto placate themselves
  • 00:28:32.132 --> 00:28:34.168
  • and keep themselves busy.
  • 00:28:34.168 --> 00:28:35.435
  • And a man gets into trouble.
  • 00:28:37.638 --> 00:28:38.772
  • And that's a situation
  • 00:28:38.772 --> 00:28:39.706
  • because God has a call for us.
  • 00:28:39.706 --> 00:28:41.708
  • - [Laurie] So dokids go to kids.
  • 00:28:41.708 --> 00:28:43.076
  • - [Brian] So do kids.
  • 00:28:43.076 --> 00:28:44.278
  • - It feels like whatwe're talking about then
  • 00:28:44.278 --> 00:28:48.382
  • is not only are we talkingabout it's holy to want more,
  • 00:28:48.382 --> 00:28:53.387
  • but in the storyand utilizing David,
  • 00:28:54.922 --> 00:28:57.691
  • he was always at his best
  • 00:28:57.691 --> 00:29:00.294
  • when he was aggressivelywanting more, going after more.
  • 00:29:00.294 --> 00:29:04.865
  • When he stayed homefrom war was his largest
  • 00:29:04.865 --> 00:29:08.836
  • and most talked aboutscrew up as it were.
  • 00:29:08.836 --> 00:29:12.873
  • But the idea that COVID
  • 00:29:12.873 --> 00:29:15.943
  • was this thing thatsent everybody home,
  • 00:29:15.943 --> 00:29:19.880
  • that stayed everybody,you know, everyone's home.
  • 00:29:19.880 --> 00:29:22.616
  • We weren't out beingaggressive in a time,
  • 00:29:22.616 --> 00:29:25.886
  • we should have been out at war
  • 00:29:25.886 --> 00:29:27.754
  • and now we're staying at home.
  • 00:29:27.754 --> 00:29:29.656
  • There seems to be thatyou're speaking this message
  • 00:29:29.656 --> 00:29:33.760
  • to the larger body of Christ
  • 00:29:33.760 --> 00:29:36.129
  • and that we all, if wehave an ear, are hearing
  • 00:29:36.129 --> 00:29:40.334
  • that this is reallya timely word--
  • 00:29:40.334 --> 00:29:44.838
  • - First thing I did when...
  • 00:29:44.838 --> 00:29:46.506
  • My wife and I did
  • 00:29:46.506 --> 00:29:47.975
  • when it looked like thingswere gonna get bad with COVID.
  • 00:29:47.975 --> 00:29:50.677
  • And when there's a run on thestore and run on toilet paper.
  • 00:29:52.145 --> 00:29:55.249
  • Who'd ever thoughtin their lifetime
  • 00:29:55.249 --> 00:29:56.483
  • you couldn't gettoilet paper run?
  • 00:29:56.483 --> 00:29:58.719
  • First thing Libby and I did
  • 00:29:58.719 --> 00:30:00.120
  • is we sent an email toeverybody in our neighborhood,
  • 00:30:00.120 --> 00:30:02.356
  • the 25 closest peopleand we said, "Hey, look,
  • 00:30:02.356 --> 00:30:04.458
  • if you need anything,we're here for you.
  • 00:30:04.458 --> 00:30:06.894
  • We've got plenty oftoilet paper right now.
  • 00:30:06.894 --> 00:30:08.629
  • You're welcome toas much as we have.
  • 00:30:08.629 --> 00:30:11.198
  • We've got food."
  • 00:30:11.198 --> 00:30:12.633
  • We're not hardcorepreppers, but we got stuff.
  • 00:30:12.633 --> 00:30:15.335
  • If you need anything atall, we're here for you.
  • 00:30:15.335 --> 00:30:17.771
  • That was an aggressive move.
  • 00:30:17.771 --> 00:30:19.373
  • Now, none of them came to us,
  • 00:30:19.373 --> 00:30:22.342
  • but we aggressively putourselves out there.
  • 00:30:22.342 --> 00:30:24.978
  • Whereas many of us were like,
  • 00:30:24.978 --> 00:30:26.513
  • "Whoa I gotta hoard where Iam, I gotta stay where I am."
  • 00:30:26.513 --> 00:30:29.883
  • That's being passive,
  • 00:30:29.883 --> 00:30:31.285
  • that's not being ablessing to other people.
  • 00:30:31.285 --> 00:30:32.853
  • That's the other partof the story by the way.
  • 00:30:32.853 --> 00:30:34.855
  • David when he comesback, he gives meat,
  • 00:30:34.855 --> 00:30:38.625
  • bread and a cake of raisinsto everybody in Israel.
  • 00:30:38.625 --> 00:30:41.662
  • Everybody in his area there.
  • 00:30:41.662 --> 00:30:43.263
  • Generously he blesses them.
  • 00:30:43.263 --> 00:30:45.599
  • And so we in the midst of COVID,
  • 00:30:45.599 --> 00:30:47.968
  • we've gotta beblessing people still.
  • 00:30:47.968 --> 00:30:49.937
  • We've still gotta be oneanothering one another.
  • 00:30:49.937 --> 00:30:53.473
  • The number of uswho have retreated
  • 00:30:53.473 --> 00:30:56.643
  • and are socially distancing,spacial distance is fine,
  • 00:30:56.643 --> 00:31:00.547
  • but you can not survivesocial distancing
  • 00:31:00.547 --> 00:31:02.916
  • if you're a follower of Christ.
  • 00:31:02.916 --> 00:31:04.384
  • Cause we need to oneanother one another.
  • 00:31:04.384 --> 00:31:06.553
  • And we have to figureout how to do that.
  • 00:31:06.553 --> 00:31:08.588
  • And those of us who haven'tfigured out how to do that,
  • 00:31:08.588 --> 00:31:11.291
  • my anecdotal observations are,
  • 00:31:11.291 --> 00:31:14.127
  • are struggling morespiritually than others.
  • 00:31:14.127 --> 00:31:15.996
  • There's a distancebetween them and God.
  • 00:31:15.996 --> 00:31:19.466
  • There's a higher degree of fear.
  • 00:31:19.466 --> 00:31:21.635
  • There's a higherdegree of uncertainty.
  • 00:31:21.635 --> 00:31:25.339
  • Because we weren'tmeant spiritually
  • 00:31:25.339 --> 00:31:27.240
  • to function asautonomous people.
  • 00:31:27.240 --> 00:31:29.109
  • So that's what aggression is.
  • 00:31:29.109 --> 00:31:31.812
  • I've got to make thebest of situation.
  • 00:31:31.812 --> 00:31:33.547
  • I've got to pushas best as I can.
  • 00:31:33.547 --> 00:31:35.349
  • - So that brings meto the scripture,
  • 00:31:35.349 --> 00:31:37.484
  • that if you seek firstthe kingdom of God,
  • 00:31:37.484 --> 00:31:39.519
  • so you're pursuing after God,
  • 00:31:39.519 --> 00:31:42.055
  • then all these things are added.
  • 00:31:42.055 --> 00:31:44.391
  • - Yeah, that's great.
  • 00:31:44.391 --> 00:31:46.526
  • - So there is nothingwith the pandemic or COVID
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  • or anything that can stopyou from pursuing God.
  • 00:31:51.164 --> 00:31:55.335
  • Your passion towards God.
  • 00:31:55.335 --> 00:31:57.170
  • And when you do that
  • 00:31:57.170 --> 00:31:59.673
  • and you're aggressive inyour relationship with God,
  • 00:31:59.673 --> 00:32:02.943
  • that everlasting life, Brian.
  • 00:32:02.943 --> 00:32:04.811
  • That then all of these things...
  • 00:32:06.213 --> 00:32:08.615
  • The take on, whatdoes that benefit?
  • 00:32:08.615 --> 00:32:12.019
  • Okay, so I do this.
  • 00:32:12.019 --> 00:32:13.253
  • How does it benefit me?
  • 00:32:13.253 --> 00:32:15.155
  • If I'm aggressive towards God?
  • 00:32:15.155 --> 00:32:16.890
  • How does it benefit?
  • 00:32:16.890 --> 00:32:18.091
  • - Well, it's Jesuswho quoted that verse.
  • 00:32:18.091 --> 00:32:19.693
  • Jesus says, "seek."
  • 00:32:19.693 --> 00:32:21.028
  • He's not talking about, Hmm,where am I gonna seek him?
  • 00:32:22.462 --> 00:32:26.133
  • That's seeking.
  • 00:32:26.133 --> 00:32:27.167
  • That's actively going...
  • 00:32:27.167 --> 00:32:28.568
  • Whatever you lost, youever lost something?
  • 00:32:28.568 --> 00:32:30.437
  • What you do?
  • 00:32:30.437 --> 00:32:31.638
  • You go looking forit, that's His story.
  • 00:32:31.638 --> 00:32:33.106
  • When a woman loses onecoin, she goes and seeks.
  • 00:32:33.106 --> 00:32:35.642
  • She's turning thingsover in the house.
  • 00:32:35.642 --> 00:32:37.611
  • So the precursor,
  • 00:32:39.279 --> 00:32:40.914
  • to having all thesethings added on to you
  • 00:32:40.914 --> 00:32:43.617
  • is aggressively pushingout and looking.
  • 00:32:43.617 --> 00:32:47.487
  • - Seek first the Kingdom of God
  • 00:32:47.487 --> 00:32:49.423
  • and all these things are added.
  • 00:32:49.423 --> 00:32:51.224
  • Is a scriptural underpinning
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  • to what we're really discussing.
  • 00:32:53.360 --> 00:32:54.828
  • By the way, this is abrand new location for us,
  • 00:32:54.828 --> 00:32:58.965
  • we're here in Southern Colorado.
  • 00:32:58.965 --> 00:33:01.034
  • Our guest is Brian Tome,
  • 00:33:01.034 --> 00:33:03.770
  • brand new programmer on TBN.
  • 00:33:03.770 --> 00:33:06.573
  • For informationabout how to watch
  • 00:33:06.573 --> 00:33:09.476
  • and get more connected toBrian and his weekly broadcast,
  • 00:33:09.476 --> 00:33:13.947
  • airs more than one time a week.
  • 00:33:13.947 --> 00:33:15.282
  • All the information'son the screen.
  • 00:33:15.282 --> 00:33:17.084
  • If we're introducing himto you, you're welcome.
  • 00:33:21.021 --> 00:33:24.691
  • There he is, Brian Tome,from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 00:33:24.691 --> 00:33:28.428
  • So when you lose something,
  • 00:33:28.428 --> 00:33:33.233
  • it made me thinkof this morning.
  • 00:33:33.233 --> 00:33:35.435
  • We actually lost somethinghere on the ranch
  • 00:33:35.435 --> 00:33:38.438
  • and it accidentallygot thrown away.
  • 00:33:38.438 --> 00:33:40.340
  • So I was in adumpster earlier today
  • 00:33:40.340 --> 00:33:43.376
  • looking for a door handle.
  • 00:33:43.376 --> 00:33:45.879
  • So that door handleright there was missing
  • 00:33:45.879 --> 00:33:48.315
  • and so we were in a dumpster.
  • 00:33:49.483 --> 00:33:50.917
  • That was really astute.
  • 00:33:53.019 --> 00:33:54.821
  • So that proves to me
  • 00:33:54.821 --> 00:33:56.323
  • that you actually listenwhile we do this program.
  • 00:33:56.323 --> 00:33:58.358
  • So well done.
  • 00:33:58.358 --> 00:33:59.793
  • When you said, "Seekfirst the kingdom of God--
  • 00:33:59.793 --> 00:34:02.095
  • - Well, nobody has anexcuse for not pursuing God
  • 00:34:02.095 --> 00:34:05.398
  • in their relationship--
  • 00:34:05.398 --> 00:34:06.900
  • - And it feels like COVIDis making everyone sit back
  • 00:34:06.900 --> 00:34:10.403
  • and wait forsomething to happen.
  • 00:34:10.403 --> 00:34:12.706
  • That seems to bethematically what...
  • 00:34:12.706 --> 00:34:16.610
  • At least a good part of whatwe're discussing tonight
  • 00:34:16.610 --> 00:34:19.779
  • is COVID is makingeveryone sit back and go,
  • 00:34:19.779 --> 00:34:23.416
  • When someone else tells me
  • 00:34:23.416 --> 00:34:25.986
  • it's okay to do what Iused to do or what...
  • 00:34:25.986 --> 00:34:29.122
  • Then I'm gonna go and do that
  • 00:34:29.122 --> 00:34:31.091
  • instead of youknow what, let's...
  • 00:34:31.091 --> 00:34:33.727
  • - Well, we haveto recognize here
  • 00:34:34.895 --> 00:34:36.897
  • that this is a crisis that'scustom-made for our country.
  • 00:34:36.897 --> 00:34:41.334
  • I believe this is real.
  • 00:34:41.334 --> 00:34:42.402
  • I have a good buddy of mine
  • 00:34:42.402 --> 00:34:43.603
  • I ride motorcycleswith who is...
  • 00:34:43.603 --> 00:34:45.639
  • We call him "Impact resistant".
  • 00:34:45.639 --> 00:34:47.574
  • He doesn't get hurt.
  • 00:34:47.574 --> 00:34:49.342
  • And he just got the virus
  • 00:34:49.342 --> 00:34:50.877
  • and he was sleeping 15, 16hours a day for two weeks.
  • 00:34:50.877 --> 00:34:53.813
  • So, I mean, it's real.
  • 00:34:53.813 --> 00:34:55.048
  • I'm not trying tominimize it at all.
  • 00:34:55.048 --> 00:34:57.350
  • But this is alsocustom-made for us.
  • 00:34:57.350 --> 00:34:59.619
  • I believe America isn'tthe land of the free,
  • 00:34:59.619 --> 00:35:02.856
  • we're the land of the fear.
  • 00:35:02.856 --> 00:35:04.291
  • - [Laurie] Yes.
  • 00:35:04.291 --> 00:35:05.458
  • - We have more fears,more paranoias,
  • 00:35:05.458 --> 00:35:06.893
  • more helmets, more seat belts,more insurance policies.
  • 00:35:06.893 --> 00:35:10.597
  • We take more medication
  • 00:35:10.597 --> 00:35:12.365
  • than any people group inthe history of the world.
  • 00:35:12.365 --> 00:35:16.937
  • If you ever do the innergramever done the innergram?
  • 00:35:18.338 --> 00:35:20.273
  • - [Laurie] Yes.- [Matt] Yeah.
  • 00:35:20.273 --> 00:35:21.408
  • - 50% of us are all...
  • 00:35:21.408 --> 00:35:23.343
  • I think it's a six, where theprimary driver is caution.
  • 00:35:23.343 --> 00:35:26.112
  • - Wow!
  • 00:35:26.112 --> 00:35:27.347
  • - The primary driveris basically fear.
  • 00:35:27.347 --> 00:35:30.483
  • When you have a high percentageof our country that is that.
  • 00:35:30.483 --> 00:35:34.487
  • This is right in line withthings we're concerned about.
  • 00:35:35.889 --> 00:35:38.458
  • And so I'm not ready tosay that we've overreacted,
  • 00:35:38.458 --> 00:35:41.561
  • cause the medicalissues are real.
  • 00:35:41.561 --> 00:35:44.397
  • I'm just saying we'rejust the kind of people
  • 00:35:44.397 --> 00:35:49.402
  • to lose our lives over this,to lose our faith over this,
  • 00:35:50.870 --> 00:35:54.174
  • to lose ourperspective over this.
  • 00:35:54.174 --> 00:35:56.943
  • God never wants youretrain into a bunker.
  • 00:35:56.943 --> 00:35:59.579
  • He doesn't want that.
  • 00:35:59.579 --> 00:36:01.047
  • He told the disciples"Go in all the world."
  • 00:36:01.047 --> 00:36:04.050
  • I think about that,talk about aggression.
  • 00:36:04.050 --> 00:36:06.253
  • These are people who,wherever they were born
  • 00:36:06.253 --> 00:36:08.555
  • they would die withinfive to 10 miles
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  • from where they were born.
  • 00:36:10.357 --> 00:36:11.224
  • - [Brian] Right.
  • 00:36:11.224 --> 00:36:12.158
  • - And they're going to places
  • 00:36:12.158 --> 00:36:14.261
  • they've never knownanybody to go to.
  • 00:36:14.261 --> 00:36:16.663
  • They're getting shipwrecked
  • 00:36:16.663 --> 00:36:18.031
  • because they'reaggressively going places.
  • 00:36:18.031 --> 00:36:21.101
  • First time I went to theGrand Canyon, I was stunned.
  • 00:36:21.101 --> 00:36:24.437
  • My wife and I were in the dinerand the waitress came over
  • 00:36:24.437 --> 00:36:28.308
  • and this was beforethe days of GPS
  • 00:36:28.308 --> 00:36:29.976
  • or at least I didn't have one.
  • 00:36:29.976 --> 00:36:31.077
  • I just had a map.
  • 00:36:31.077 --> 00:36:32.612
  • And I said,
  • 00:36:32.612 --> 00:36:34.147
  • "Can you tell me how far awaywe are from the Grand Canyon?
  • 00:36:34.147 --> 00:36:35.615
  • This is Flagstaff, the closestcity to the Grand Canyon.
  • 00:36:35.615 --> 00:36:38.418
  • She said, "I don't know."
  • 00:36:38.418 --> 00:36:40.086
  • So did you just move here?
  • 00:36:41.288 --> 00:36:42.522
  • Says, "No, I livedhere my whole life."
  • 00:36:42.522 --> 00:36:44.457
  • My gosh, your wholelife you've been here,
  • 00:36:45.625 --> 00:36:48.161
  • never gone to the Grand Canyon?
  • 00:36:48.161 --> 00:36:49.763
  • Go to the Grand Canyon,there's more foreign languages
  • 00:36:49.763 --> 00:36:52.666
  • and there is theEnglish language.
  • 00:36:52.666 --> 00:36:55.135
  • That's a sign of how manyof us are as Americans
  • 00:36:55.135 --> 00:36:57.804
  • but yet when Jesustells us to go,
  • 00:36:57.804 --> 00:37:00.340
  • we've got to be the onesthat are doing that.
  • 00:37:00.340 --> 00:37:02.075
  • And if you want more...
  • 00:37:02.075 --> 00:37:04.477
  • And this isn't justmore of yourself.
  • 00:37:04.477 --> 00:37:06.079
  • Primarily, if you wantmore sanctification.
  • 00:37:06.079 --> 00:37:09.716
  • If you want more peopleinto the family of God.
  • 00:37:09.716 --> 00:37:13.119
  • If you want more experiencewith the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:37:13.119 --> 00:37:17.090
  • you have to be on the move.
  • 00:37:17.090 --> 00:37:18.291
  • I just said, I wantmore grandkids.
  • 00:37:18.291 --> 00:37:20.560
  • I want more intimacy.
  • 00:37:20.560 --> 00:37:21.761
  • I want more money in the bank.
  • 00:37:21.761 --> 00:37:23.263
  • I want more people tobuy books I've read.
  • 00:37:23.263 --> 00:37:25.765
  • I want more gifts of theHoly Spirit, I want them all.
  • 00:37:25.765 --> 00:37:28.401
  • I hope you don't rebuke me.
  • 00:37:30.303 --> 00:37:31.304
  • I don't have thegift of tongues.
  • 00:37:31.304 --> 00:37:33.273
  • I'll take it, I can't tell youthe times I prayed for that.
  • 00:37:33.273 --> 00:37:36.710
  • I want all of them.
  • 00:37:36.710 --> 00:37:38.311
  • And if God chooses notto give me something,
  • 00:37:38.311 --> 00:37:40.847
  • well that's His thing,
  • 00:37:40.847 --> 00:37:42.382
  • but I'm not gonnanot have something
  • 00:37:42.382 --> 00:37:43.583
  • because I don't prayfor it and go after it.
  • 00:37:43.583 --> 00:37:45.485
  • - I love that.
  • 00:37:45.485 --> 00:37:47.387
  • Cause it's like astrologers.
  • 00:37:49.289 --> 00:37:52.959
  • People that look atthe stars and then...
  • 00:37:52.959 --> 00:37:55.428
  • I was with this preciouswoman and one day,
  • 00:37:56.629 --> 00:37:58.732
  • a dear friend of mine and--
  • 00:37:58.732 --> 00:38:00.900
  • - Nonbeliever.
  • 00:38:02.936 --> 00:38:04.170
  • - A nonbeliever, and shekind of started in on.
  • 00:38:04.170 --> 00:38:08.675
  • When is your birthday?
  • 00:38:09.876 --> 00:38:11.778
  • And so I told her and I said,
  • 00:38:11.778 --> 00:38:14.280
  • "When did you realize that Godhad given you such a gift?"
  • 00:38:14.280 --> 00:38:17.517
  • And she was telling me abouther astrology and stuff.
  • 00:38:18.952 --> 00:38:23.957
  • And I said, you know what Ilove about that, as I said,
  • 00:38:25.425 --> 00:38:27.227
  • "It's the people that lookedat the stars that found Jesus."
  • 00:38:27.227 --> 00:38:30.430
  • They were passionately looking.
  • 00:38:31.297 --> 00:38:33.099
  • They stargazed.
  • 00:38:33.099 --> 00:38:34.567
  • They knew the stars andthey found the Christ.
  • 00:38:34.567 --> 00:38:38.071
  • they found Jesus.
  • 00:38:38.071 --> 00:38:39.239
  • And so I love that becauseyou're saying that you pursue,
  • 00:38:40.640 --> 00:38:45.145
  • you aggressively go after whatGod has put on your heart.
  • 00:38:46.546 --> 00:38:51.551
  • Even we were talking about thisCOVID thing when it started,
  • 00:38:52.952 --> 00:38:55.121
  • TBN stepped out and didsomething absolutely impossible
  • 00:38:55.121 --> 00:39:00.126
  • and made it a huge bid on agroup of television stations
  • 00:39:01.594 --> 00:39:05.165
  • and we didn't get it.
  • 00:39:06.332 --> 00:39:07.700
  • But it's okay because Ilooked at him, I said,
  • 00:39:09.102 --> 00:39:11.871
  • "But we still stepped out."
  • 00:39:11.871 --> 00:39:14.207
  • That was still faith,
  • 00:39:14.207 --> 00:39:15.542
  • it's still accountedto us as righteousness.
  • 00:39:15.542 --> 00:39:18.711
  • Aggressively going after.
  • 00:39:18.711 --> 00:39:20.313
  • And I know that there are people
  • 00:39:20.313 --> 00:39:21.815
  • that are naturally like that.
  • 00:39:21.815 --> 00:39:23.917
  • If something negativehappens, then it's like,
  • 00:39:23.917 --> 00:39:27.454
  • the kind of thefight or flight thing
  • 00:39:27.454 --> 00:39:29.989
  • that happen in people.
  • 00:39:29.989 --> 00:39:31.524
  • But there's a lot of peoplethat get beat down terribly
  • 00:39:31.524 --> 00:39:36.029
  • that are not aggressiveanyway in their personalities.
  • 00:39:37.397 --> 00:39:41.701
  • That can really get under...
  • 00:39:42.769 --> 00:39:45.338
  • Just climb under the rugwhen things go wrong.
  • 00:39:45.338 --> 00:39:48.074
  • And we need to speakto those people--
  • 00:39:49.242 --> 00:39:50.777
  • - What I thinkyou're also doing is
  • 00:39:50.777 --> 00:39:55.348
  • you're challenging us believers.
  • 00:39:55.348 --> 00:39:59.486
  • And you're literally sayingit's holy to want more.
  • 00:39:59.486 --> 00:40:03.690
  • At the same time, the otherend of that pendulum swing,
  • 00:40:03.690 --> 00:40:07.527
  • is being content in all things.
  • 00:40:07.527 --> 00:40:09.329
  • So we have to becontent in all things
  • 00:40:09.329 --> 00:40:12.131
  • but it's holy to want more.
  • 00:40:12.131 --> 00:40:13.933
  • Some people don't think that.
  • 00:40:13.933 --> 00:40:15.268
  • - If I don't get more,
  • 00:40:15.268 --> 00:40:17.570
  • I can't hold that against God.
  • 00:40:17.570 --> 00:40:19.906
  • Life is but a whisper.
  • 00:40:19.906 --> 00:40:21.407
  • Let's be clear.
  • 00:40:22.842 --> 00:40:24.077
  • There's a lot of people,more godly than me,
  • 00:40:24.077 --> 00:40:27.881
  • who are in differentparts of the world,
  • 00:40:27.881 --> 00:40:30.149
  • who are filled withthe Holy Spirit,
  • 00:40:30.149 --> 00:40:32.652
  • who are underintense persecution
  • 00:40:32.652 --> 00:40:35.522
  • and are never gonna havemore of anything that I have
  • 00:40:35.522 --> 00:40:39.826
  • any day that I take for granted.
  • 00:40:39.826 --> 00:40:41.461
  • We're not talking about somehealth and wealth entitlement
  • 00:40:41.461 --> 00:40:44.664
  • that if you do the right things,
  • 00:40:44.664 --> 00:40:45.899
  • voodoo more stuff'sgonna come to you.
  • 00:40:45.899 --> 00:40:47.734
  • Cause God just always wantsyou to have more money.
  • 00:40:47.734 --> 00:40:49.702
  • More money was thatfrom Jerry McGuire.
  • 00:40:49.702 --> 00:40:52.038
  • I'm not talking about that.
  • 00:40:52.972 --> 00:40:55.875
  • I'm just saying whateverGod has given you
  • 00:40:55.875 --> 00:40:57.877
  • or blessed you with,
  • 00:40:57.877 --> 00:40:59.879
  • don't be satisfied forto stay the way it is.
  • 00:40:59.879 --> 00:41:04.083
  • - [Matt] Got it.
  • 00:41:04.083 --> 00:41:05.518
  • - Jesus gave thestory twice, right?
  • 00:41:05.518 --> 00:41:07.053
  • The parable of the minas andthe parable of the talents.
  • 00:41:07.053 --> 00:41:09.622
  • And two people grow itand one person doesn't
  • 00:41:09.622 --> 00:41:12.892
  • and that person whodoesn't he says,
  • 00:41:12.892 --> 00:41:14.260
  • "Get away from me you evildoer."
  • 00:41:14.260 --> 00:41:16.963
  • That person goes passive.
  • 00:41:16.963 --> 00:41:18.631
  • The two people who goaggressive and they grow it,
  • 00:41:18.631 --> 00:41:22.201
  • he says the exactsame thing to them,
  • 00:41:22.201 --> 00:41:23.570
  • "Well done, good andfaithful servants."
  • 00:41:23.570 --> 00:41:26.573
  • It's not so muchthat they grew it,
  • 00:41:26.573 --> 00:41:28.841
  • cause one guy did it fiveX, one guy did a two X.
  • 00:41:28.841 --> 00:41:32.111
  • One guy added fiveand another one
  • 00:41:32.111 --> 00:41:33.713
  • different numbersthat are around there.
  • 00:41:33.713 --> 00:41:35.148
  • Numbers in the Bibledon't always hit with me.
  • 00:41:35.148 --> 00:41:37.517
  • It's not that he's...
  • 00:41:37.517 --> 00:41:38.918
  • I don't think so much rewardinghow much more they got,
  • 00:41:38.918 --> 00:41:43.089
  • it's that they wereon the aggressive move
  • 00:41:43.089 --> 00:41:45.291
  • cause he says theexact same thing
  • 00:41:45.291 --> 00:41:46.759
  • to the guy who broughtback more than the other.
  • 00:41:46.759 --> 00:41:48.828
  • The other one, the problem was
  • 00:41:48.828 --> 00:41:50.029
  • they weren't on theaggressive move.
  • 00:41:50.029 --> 00:41:51.230
  • They just said "I'mgoing to bury it
  • 00:41:51.230 --> 00:41:52.865
  • and just hope Goddoesn't judge me."
  • 00:41:52.865 --> 00:41:55.168
  • He says, that'snot the way God is,
  • 00:41:55.168 --> 00:41:56.703
  • friends He's blessedyou with something
  • 00:41:56.703 --> 00:41:58.638
  • because He wants youto put it in play.
  • 00:41:58.638 --> 00:42:00.907
  • - There you go.
  • 00:42:00.907 --> 00:42:02.175
  • - Because it wasn'tyours to begin with.
  • 00:42:02.175 --> 00:42:03.376
  • - [Brian] That's exactly right.
  • 00:42:03.376 --> 00:42:04.510
  • Not my grandkids, right?
  • 00:42:04.510 --> 00:42:07.046
  • Not my wife, not my life.
  • 00:42:07.046 --> 00:42:09.182
  • It is His.
  • 00:42:10.183 --> 00:42:10.984
  • He owns the cattleon a thousand hills
  • 00:42:12.151 --> 00:42:13.953
  • and He owns this piece of meat.
  • 00:42:13.953 --> 00:42:16.189
  • - Right.
  • 00:42:17.190 --> 00:42:18.257
  • I love it.
  • 00:42:18.257 --> 00:42:19.525
  • - Okay, Brian Tome,
  • 00:42:19.525 --> 00:42:21.394
  • first of all brand newprogrammer right here on TBN.
  • 00:42:21.394 --> 00:42:24.998
  • For more information,it's all on the screen.
  • 00:42:24.998 --> 00:42:27.867
  • We want you to getmore connected to him.
  • 00:42:27.867 --> 00:42:31.504
  • You have a devotional andI'll go ahead and hold it up.
  • 00:42:32.905 --> 00:42:35.875
  • And if I get the lightingjust right, look at that.
  • 00:42:35.875 --> 00:42:39.078
  • You can actually see it.
  • 00:42:39.078 --> 00:42:40.446
  • Brian Tome, "TheMan Devotional."
  • 00:42:40.446 --> 00:42:44.283
  • And it says righthere, the subtitle,
  • 00:42:44.283 --> 00:42:46.953
  • "Prompts to kickyour rear into gear."
  • 00:42:46.953 --> 00:42:50.556
  • 66 prompts to kickyour rear into gear.
  • 00:42:53.726 --> 00:42:58.731
  • So if that is something thatyou need a kick in the rear
  • 00:43:00.199 --> 00:43:03.469
  • then this is BrianTome's latest devotional
  • 00:43:04.704 --> 00:43:08.775
  • we want you to get it.
  • 00:43:08.775 --> 00:43:10.510
  • Brian, start...
  • 00:43:10.510 --> 00:43:12.545
  • By the way, it is a beautifulevening here in Colorado,
  • 00:43:13.946 --> 00:43:17.016
  • just absolutely stunning.
  • 00:43:17.016 --> 00:43:18.951
  • And so Brian, on yourlatest devotional,
  • 00:43:18.951 --> 00:43:22.355
  • it's fun to to readthe backside of it.
  • 00:43:22.355 --> 00:43:24.557
  • If I angle it just right,
  • 00:43:24.557 --> 00:43:26.259
  • the glare comes offand I can read--
  • 00:43:26.259 --> 00:43:27.860
  • - It's made for actuallyyounger men, I guess.
  • 00:43:27.860 --> 00:43:30.563
  • But we find a lot of women
  • 00:43:30.563 --> 00:43:31.764
  • are totally soakingup that content.
  • 00:43:31.764 --> 00:43:33.332
  • - Okay, let me just see it.
  • 00:43:33.332 --> 00:43:34.934
  • It's big enough to read.
  • 00:43:34.934 --> 00:43:36.169
  • It's just black ona black book, Brian.
  • 00:43:36.169 --> 00:43:38.671
  • So if you want to...
  • 00:43:38.671 --> 00:43:41.407
  • If you don't wanna move,
  • 00:43:41.407 --> 00:43:43.576
  • you might as well just putthis book down right now.
  • 00:43:43.576 --> 00:43:46.579
  • So we're talking about this...
  • 00:43:46.579 --> 00:43:50.316
  • You're talking about theholiness of wanting more.
  • 00:43:51.751 --> 00:43:55.555
  • From some of thetraditional denominations,
  • 00:43:56.856 --> 00:43:59.158
  • that wouldn't have beenpreached Sunday morning
  • 00:44:03.596 --> 00:44:06.099
  • in a lot of traditionaldenominations.
  • 00:44:06.099 --> 00:44:08.601
  • You are to be content, end ofperiod, end of story there.
  • 00:44:08.601 --> 00:44:13.606
  • It's not holy to want more.
  • 00:44:14.474 --> 00:44:15.775
  • You're breaking outof the box and saying,
  • 00:44:15.775 --> 00:44:19.278
  • it's holy to want more.
  • 00:44:19.278 --> 00:44:20.446
  • - Well, yes and I am
  • 00:44:20.446 --> 00:44:22.381
  • because I'm coming froma place of repentance.
  • 00:44:22.381 --> 00:44:24.484
  • Because I was oneof those people.
  • 00:44:24.484 --> 00:44:26.385
  • I was one of thosepeople that judge people
  • 00:44:26.385 --> 00:44:28.421
  • who had new ideasand tried new things.
  • 00:44:28.421 --> 00:44:30.323
  • I was one of thosepeople who judge people
  • 00:44:30.323 --> 00:44:32.024
  • who wanted to growtheir thing bigger,
  • 00:44:32.024 --> 00:44:33.459
  • thinking they werejust being selfish.
  • 00:44:33.459 --> 00:44:35.328
  • I was one of those people.
  • 00:44:35.328 --> 00:44:36.529
  • I asked a good friendof mine recently.
  • 00:44:36.529 --> 00:44:37.897
  • I just repented to him.
  • 00:44:37.897 --> 00:44:38.831
  • And I said, I'm sorry.
  • 00:44:38.831 --> 00:44:39.766
  • Started this little business
  • 00:44:39.766 --> 00:44:41.234
  • called Peace, Loveand Little Donuts.
  • 00:44:41.234 --> 00:44:43.269
  • And it's a franchise, it'sreally been taken off.
  • 00:44:44.704 --> 00:44:47.006
  • And I said to Ron, Isaid, "Man, I'm sorry.
  • 00:44:47.006 --> 00:44:50.443
  • When we were inour early twenties,
  • 00:44:50.443 --> 00:44:52.011
  • I used to refer to allof your ideas as scams."
  • 00:44:52.011 --> 00:44:55.748
  • I know, I was awful myself.
  • 00:44:55.748 --> 00:44:57.049
  • I was awful to him.
  • 00:44:57.049 --> 00:44:58.985
  • It is terrible.
  • 00:44:58.985 --> 00:45:00.219
  • But I was coming froma place of religion
  • 00:45:00.219 --> 00:45:02.388
  • that said, "If you want more,
  • 00:45:02.388 --> 00:45:04.223
  • if you want to try somethingnew with your life,
  • 00:45:04.223 --> 00:45:05.892
  • then you're not contentwith where you are
  • 00:45:05.892 --> 00:45:07.226
  • then you must be materialistic
  • 00:45:07.226 --> 00:45:08.928
  • or you must beselfish or something.
  • 00:45:08.928 --> 00:45:10.563
  • I was dead, dead, wrong.
  • 00:45:10.563 --> 00:45:12.098
  • I in seminary, I would judgepeople who had churches,
  • 00:45:12.098 --> 00:45:14.767
  • the size of the one thatGod's blessed me with.
  • 00:45:14.767 --> 00:45:17.069
  • Because I thought of,
  • 00:45:17.069 --> 00:45:18.304
  • You're doing somethingto grow the church,
  • 00:45:18.304 --> 00:45:19.372
  • you've got some ulterior motive.
  • 00:45:19.372 --> 00:45:21.541
  • No, it's called theGreat Commission.
  • 00:45:21.541 --> 00:45:24.076
  • It's called peoplegoing to hell.
  • 00:45:24.076 --> 00:45:26.312
  • - Yeah, so how didthat change for you?
  • 00:45:26.312 --> 00:45:28.347
  • - I started reading the Bible.
  • 00:45:28.347 --> 00:45:30.116
  • - You finally accept Jesus?
  • 00:45:33.619 --> 00:45:34.720
  • - You start reading the Bible
  • 00:45:34.720 --> 00:45:37.056
  • and then you start lookingaround at other people
  • 00:45:37.056 --> 00:45:40.026
  • who are taking a pathof aggression and apath of passivity.
  • 00:45:40.026 --> 00:45:44.530
  • And I go, "These people aretaking the path of positivity,
  • 00:45:44.530 --> 00:45:47.500
  • they don't havelives that I want."
  • 00:45:47.500 --> 00:45:50.136
  • These folks over here,they're intriguing to me.
  • 00:45:50.136 --> 00:45:52.939
  • I need to learnsomething from them.
  • 00:45:52.939 --> 00:45:54.674
  • - So what I feel like a bigexclamation point is on this,
  • 00:45:54.674 --> 00:45:59.679
  • is Brian, we're 40minutes into this program
  • 00:46:01.013 --> 00:46:04.383
  • 45 minutes into this program.
  • 00:46:04.383 --> 00:46:06.385
  • And you haven't said anything
  • 00:46:06.385 --> 00:46:11.057
  • that I haven't grown up on.
  • 00:46:11.057 --> 00:46:13.492
  • You haven't said...
  • 00:46:13.492 --> 00:46:14.961
  • You're bringinga word in season,
  • 00:46:16.128 --> 00:46:19.365
  • but what I just realizedis you've had to journey
  • 00:46:22.068 --> 00:46:27.073
  • to the point whereyou're talking about this
  • 00:46:28.407 --> 00:46:30.476
  • because you used to bea religious judgmentaljerk, I guess.
  • 00:46:30.476 --> 00:46:34.847
  • I mean, is that kindof what you were?
  • 00:46:34.847 --> 00:46:35.915
  • - Religiousjudgemental minimalist.
  • 00:46:35.915 --> 00:46:38.251
  • - [Matt] Really?
  • 00:46:38.251 --> 00:46:39.485
  • Jerk.
  • 00:46:39.485 --> 00:46:40.319
  • - Yeah, I was a jerk.
  • 00:46:40.319 --> 00:46:41.754
  • I'm just defining jerk more.
  • 00:46:41.754 --> 00:46:45.124
  • - So you come from a placewhere you, at your age,
  • 00:46:45.124 --> 00:46:49.462
  • preaching to your younger self.
  • 00:46:49.462 --> 00:46:51.597
  • Your younger self wouldhave gone, "You're wrong."
  • 00:46:51.597 --> 00:46:55.201
  • - Yes, yes, yes.
  • 00:46:55.201 --> 00:46:57.737
  • - What would your younger self
  • 00:46:57.737 --> 00:46:59.238
  • had said to your current self?
  • 00:46:59.238 --> 00:47:00.940
  • About tonight's program--
  • 00:47:02.241 --> 00:47:04.010
  • - Would have said,"Hey current self,
  • 00:47:04.010 --> 00:47:06.112
  • stop judging somebodywho's on TBN."
  • 00:47:06.112 --> 00:47:08.681
  • Because I would havejudged your whole station.
  • 00:47:08.681 --> 00:47:11.484
  • Just coming where I was from.
  • 00:47:11.484 --> 00:47:13.753
  • - Are you judgingLaurie and I now?
  • 00:47:14.954 --> 00:47:16.188
  • - Absolutely not,I am counting you--
  • 00:47:16.188 --> 00:47:17.523
  • - You're over that, right?
  • 00:47:17.523 --> 00:47:18.791
  • - I am totally overthat, especially not.
  • 00:47:18.791 --> 00:47:22.995
  • - [Matt] You're welcome.
  • 00:47:22.995 --> 00:47:24.397
  • - No, I was judgmental, man.
  • 00:47:24.397 --> 00:47:26.332
  • Anybody who wasn't like me,
  • 00:47:26.332 --> 00:47:28.701
  • and anybody who wanted somethingdifferent out of their life
  • 00:47:28.701 --> 00:47:31.470
  • - [Matt] Or more.
  • 00:47:31.470 --> 00:47:32.405
  • - Or more, I always thought
  • 00:47:32.405 --> 00:47:34.006
  • there was somethingwrong with you.
  • 00:47:34.006 --> 00:47:35.508
  • Just be satisfied what you have
  • 00:47:35.508 --> 00:47:36.809
  • and stay in your little thing.
  • 00:47:36.809 --> 00:47:38.311
  • That was awful of me.
  • 00:47:40.212 --> 00:47:42.415
  • So I just say sorry to anybodywho was a fan of this station
  • 00:47:42.415 --> 00:47:45.751
  • who had that attitude,
  • 00:47:45.751 --> 00:47:47.520
  • who received thatattitude from me,
  • 00:47:47.520 --> 00:47:49.221
  • I was dead wrong andI'm sorry for that.
  • 00:47:49.221 --> 00:47:50.890
  • - You're forgiven.
  • 00:47:50.890 --> 00:47:51.824
  • - Okay, so you've become...
  • 00:47:51.824 --> 00:47:55.394
  • Brian, in one sense,
  • 00:47:55.394 --> 00:47:56.929
  • you've become moreinteresting to me,
  • 00:47:56.929 --> 00:48:01.233
  • based upon that juxtaposition.
  • 00:48:01.233 --> 00:48:04.170
  • We're talking about tonight.
  • 00:48:04.170 --> 00:48:06.205
  • Let the weak say I amstrong, is a juxtaposition.
  • 00:48:07.573 --> 00:48:11.344
  • The first shall be last.
  • 00:48:11.344 --> 00:48:13.012
  • You talked about in this--
  • 00:48:13.012 --> 00:48:15.715
  • - The tension.
  • 00:48:15.715 --> 00:48:17.216
  • - The tension between thekingdom of God is real.
  • 00:48:17.216 --> 00:48:20.886
  • And you have experienced bothends of the pendulum swing.
  • 00:48:20.886 --> 00:48:25.157
  • You just said you wanted everygift of the Spirit available
  • 00:48:25.157 --> 00:48:28.828
  • that the Holy Spiritwould give to you.
  • 00:48:28.828 --> 00:48:31.130
  • And you used to be ajudgemental, religious person.
  • 00:48:31.130 --> 00:48:34.967
  • - Yap.
  • 00:48:34.967 --> 00:48:36.202
  • - So you are nowmore interesting.
  • 00:48:36.202 --> 00:48:39.472
  • It's like...
  • 00:48:39.472 --> 00:48:40.306
  • - Oh, I'm glad thatI was boring you
  • 00:48:41.540 --> 00:48:44.677
  • the previous 45 minutes.
  • 00:48:44.677 --> 00:48:46.479
  • And now all of asudden I'm interesting.
  • 00:48:46.479 --> 00:48:49.215
  • - It's like if Tom Hanksis cast to play a bad guy.
  • 00:48:49.215 --> 00:48:53.285
  • Tom Hanks, is super nice guy.
  • 00:48:53.285 --> 00:48:54.887
  • You think of him asa funny, good guy,
  • 00:48:54.887 --> 00:48:57.356
  • juxtaposition to playing nowan evil character in a movie
  • 00:48:57.356 --> 00:49:00.760
  • or something like...
  • 00:49:00.760 --> 00:49:02.261
  • You are talking about the veryaspects of the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:49:02.261 --> 00:49:06.632
  • deeply grabbingyou and shaking you
  • 00:49:08.667 --> 00:49:11.704
  • and telling you there's more.
  • 00:49:11.704 --> 00:49:14.340
  • And how far of the pendulumswing you had to come from.
  • 00:49:14.340 --> 00:49:17.343
  • - Anybody who wasn'tlike me would get judged.
  • 00:49:17.343 --> 00:49:20.346
  • And specifically anybody whowas going for more was judged.
  • 00:49:20.346 --> 00:49:24.517
  • One of my worst momentswas when I was in seminary
  • 00:49:24.517 --> 00:49:26.752
  • and I tried to convincethe class, I was in,
  • 00:49:26.752 --> 00:49:28.421
  • Mother Teresa likelywasn't going to heaven.
  • 00:49:28.421 --> 00:49:31.390
  • Yeah, I was pretty bad, right?
  • 00:49:31.390 --> 00:49:33.192
  • - Why?
  • 00:49:33.192 --> 00:49:34.660
  • - She didn't mouth theexact theological phrases
  • 00:49:34.660 --> 00:49:37.630
  • I think that sheshould be saying.
  • 00:49:37.630 --> 00:49:39.698
  • And why are you over there in...
  • 00:49:39.698 --> 00:49:41.467
  • Of course, why isshe over there?
  • 00:49:41.467 --> 00:49:42.935
  • Cause she's there to helppeople, she's there to bless.
  • 00:49:42.935 --> 00:49:45.371
  • She wanted more orphans,
  • 00:49:45.371 --> 00:49:47.940
  • more hungry people to befeeling the love of God.
  • 00:49:47.940 --> 00:49:50.810
  • But me and my hard heartedreligious orientation,
  • 00:49:50.810 --> 00:49:54.346
  • I couldn't see andappreciate that.
  • 00:49:54.346 --> 00:49:56.182
  • I just wasn't hearingher say things
  • 00:49:56.182 --> 00:49:58.350
  • that I thoughtsomeone should say,
  • 00:49:58.350 --> 00:49:59.852
  • if they were in line withline with my tradition.
  • 00:49:59.852 --> 00:50:01.821
  • - [Matt] My goodness!
  • 00:50:01.821 --> 00:50:02.755
  • - Yeah, I got to tell you too.
  • 00:50:02.755 --> 00:50:04.423
  • There's a lot of people like me.
  • 00:50:04.423 --> 00:50:05.925
  • If you don't know, there'sa lot of people like me
  • 00:50:05.925 --> 00:50:07.426
  • or like I was, anyway.
  • 00:50:07.426 --> 00:50:09.328
  • So that's kind of whyI am fired up on this.
  • 00:50:09.328 --> 00:50:12.765
  • I'm not a health andwealth prosperity guy
  • 00:50:12.765 --> 00:50:15.434
  • in the extreme sense.
  • 00:50:15.434 --> 00:50:16.669
  • I'm not that at all.
  • 00:50:16.669 --> 00:50:17.870
  • But there is thiselement of wanting more,
  • 00:50:17.870 --> 00:50:20.840
  • that's very godly.
  • 00:50:20.840 --> 00:50:21.841
  • I've kind of come into this
  • 00:50:21.841 --> 00:50:23.576
  • and I'm like a kid who just
  • 00:50:23.576 --> 00:50:26.145
  • is seeing something that'sin the Bible again and again,
  • 00:50:26.145 --> 00:50:28.080
  • but he never saw it before.
  • 00:50:28.080 --> 00:50:29.248
  • - [Laurie] Yeah.- [Matt] My goodness!
  • 00:50:29.248 --> 00:50:30.349
  • Would it be okayto say you're woke?
  • 00:50:31.717 --> 00:50:33.652
  • - In that place, yes.
  • 00:50:34.653 --> 00:50:36.755
  • - Go back to bed.
  • 00:50:39.492 --> 00:50:40.759
  • - And I do believeI'm woke as well.
  • 00:50:40.759 --> 00:50:42.361
  • But of course, most of uswho are white think we are
  • 00:50:42.361 --> 00:50:45.831
  • and oftentimes we're not.
  • 00:50:45.831 --> 00:50:47.299
  • - Okay, I think you havegotten everyone's attention.
  • 00:50:47.299 --> 00:50:51.737
  • And I think it's a veryimportant word for kind of--
  • 00:50:55.074 --> 00:51:00.012
  • - I love your honesty.
  • 00:51:00.012 --> 00:51:01.547
  • - I love the approach.
  • 00:51:01.547 --> 00:51:03.549
  • I love the way...
  • 00:51:03.549 --> 00:51:04.783
  • And this is everyweek now on TBN.
  • 00:51:04.783 --> 00:51:07.520
  • All the information about
  • 00:51:07.520 --> 00:51:09.522
  • Brian's televisionbroadcast is on the screen.
  • 00:51:09.522 --> 00:51:12.491
  • We wanted to make sure hegot a good introduction.
  • 00:51:12.491 --> 00:51:16.228
  • And I think we've donea good job with that.
  • 00:51:16.228 --> 00:51:18.330
  • - So you never dreamedyou'd be on TV?
  • 00:51:18.330 --> 00:51:20.699
  • - No, no, no, never, no.
  • 00:51:20.699 --> 00:51:22.768
  • - I've never thought
  • 00:51:22.768 --> 00:51:24.937
  • that my hair wouldlook like this on TBN.
  • 00:51:24.937 --> 00:51:27.239
  • Because I've been wearinga welder's helmet all day.
  • 00:51:27.239 --> 00:51:30.776
  • And so I feel like I havewelder's helmet hair.
  • 00:51:30.776 --> 00:51:35.781
  • - That's very manly.
  • 00:51:36.515 --> 00:51:38.017
  • I would not have assumedyou were the welding type,
  • 00:51:38.017 --> 00:51:40.219
  • but you're stuck.
  • 00:51:40.219 --> 00:51:41.754
  • I finally respect you, justlike you finally respect me.
  • 00:51:41.754 --> 00:51:44.924
  • I hear that you finallyare doing welding,
  • 00:51:44.924 --> 00:51:46.358
  • I'm impressed with you.
  • 00:51:46.358 --> 00:51:47.493
  • - I was in a dumpsterearlier today
  • 00:51:47.493 --> 00:51:49.995
  • and I had a weldinghelmet on most of the day.
  • 00:51:49.995 --> 00:51:52.464
  • Okay, so now I'm sitting withyou, former religious jerk
  • 00:51:52.464 --> 00:51:57.002
  • and now you're onTBN, I love that.
  • 00:51:57.002 --> 00:51:59.672
  • This is a unique broadcast, aunique set of circumstances.
  • 00:51:59.672 --> 00:52:04.410
  • This is a beautifullyunique location
  • 00:52:04.410 --> 00:52:07.580
  • that we're sitting in.
  • 00:52:07.580 --> 00:52:08.814
  • And again, we welcomeyou to Western Colorado.
  • 00:52:08.814 --> 00:52:13.185
  • Brian, pray for the audience
  • 00:52:13.185 --> 00:52:16.021
  • and just give the lastcouple of minutes,
  • 00:52:17.656 --> 00:52:21.260
  • kind of land this plane.
  • 00:52:21.260 --> 00:52:22.494
  • Pray for folks and loveon them a little bit.
  • 00:52:22.494 --> 00:52:25.364
  • - All right, a lot of thisstuff that we're talking about
  • 00:52:25.364 --> 00:52:28.834
  • you can find at briantome.com.
  • 00:52:28.834 --> 00:52:31.203
  • Some I do podcastsin this material.
  • 00:52:31.203 --> 00:52:33.472
  • I have articles, you cancheck that stuff out there.
  • 00:52:33.472 --> 00:52:37.443
  • Basically, we justwant you to have
  • 00:52:37.443 --> 00:52:40.246
  • the things that God iswaiting for you to have
  • 00:52:40.246 --> 00:52:43.048
  • if you move on the thingsHe wants you to move on.
  • 00:52:44.750 --> 00:52:47.253
  • This is not a time to look back
  • 00:52:48.754 --> 00:52:50.656
  • and regret the thingswe haven't done.
  • 00:52:50.656 --> 00:52:54.226
  • It's not a time to look back
  • 00:52:54.226 --> 00:52:55.361
  • and regret themissed opportunities.
  • 00:52:55.361 --> 00:52:58.497
  • It's time to say rightnow, where I am right now,
  • 00:52:58.497 --> 00:53:02.635
  • what does God wantyou to move on?
  • 00:53:02.635 --> 00:53:05.104
  • What is he waitingfor you to move on?
  • 00:53:05.104 --> 00:53:07.273
  • Every single hero inthe Bible is a hero
  • 00:53:07.273 --> 00:53:10.909
  • because they moved on something.
  • 00:53:10.909 --> 00:53:12.311
  • They aggressively movedtowards something.
  • 00:53:12.311 --> 00:53:13.579
  • They didn't justwait for something,
  • 00:53:13.579 --> 00:53:15.147
  • they moved towards something.
  • 00:53:15.147 --> 00:53:16.982
  • And so maybe the best thingfor us to do right now
  • 00:53:16.982 --> 00:53:18.751
  • is just pray.
  • 00:53:18.751 --> 00:53:19.718
  • Let me pray,
  • 00:53:19.718 --> 00:53:21.587
  • God, I thank you
  • 00:53:21.587 --> 00:53:23.055
  • for the person who's lookingat this screen right now, Lord.
  • 00:53:23.055 --> 00:53:26.258
  • And I thank you for the dreamsthat you have given them.
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  • I thank you for thepast you've given them.
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  • I believe it's set them upfor where they are right now.
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  • It's set them up togo to the new place.
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  • Lord, would youplease put a prick
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  • in the back ofour neck right now
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  • on the thing thatwe've got to do.
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  • We can't do it all.
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  • We can't move on everything
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  • but there issomething right now,
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  • I know that now is the time.
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  • - [Matt] Thank you, Lord.
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  • - I ask for your presence,your grace to fall upon us
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  • as we go forwardin these things.
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  • And I pray that there will bea story inside the families
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  • inside the friendship circles
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  • that goes back to thisnight, this time we said,
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  • I remember when Godprompted me, He pushed me.
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  • I moved on somethingI hadn't moved before.
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  • And life is differentright now, I have more.
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  • God, would you please
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  • give what you wantto give these people,
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  • because we move, weaggressively pushed forward.
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  • And if you never giveme anything else God,
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  • you've given me enough andI'm thankful for it, Amen!
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  • - Grateful, thankfuland I want more.
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  • - Yeah I think we haveto come from that place.
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  • You know, it's not...
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  • I'm talking of antsy.
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  • It's not, "Oh, I don'tfeel God's presence.
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  • So I got to go dosomething novel."
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  • I've got to comefrom a foundation of,
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  • He's done more in me than Heshould have ever done on me.
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  • I have more stuff
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  • than I would have everthought that I would have.
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  • And all of us haveto come to that place
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  • of attitude of gratitude.
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  • - [Laurie] Yes.
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  • - And then not havethat Keep us back.
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  • But see there's new things
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  • that God wants to doin and through us.
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  • - [Laurie] Yeah, beautiful.
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  • - Well, I want more.
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  • I'm grateful, I'm thankful andit's holy that I want more.
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  • - [Brian] Yes it is.
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  • - I love that.
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  • Brian Tome, thank youfor being with us.
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  • We'll see you next time.
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  • Bye-bye
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  • (upbeat music)
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