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Praise | Max Lucado | November 11, 2019

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ON
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  • "PRAISE," FROM NEW YORK CITY,
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  • PASTOR AND "NEW YORK TIMES"
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  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MAX LUCADO.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ANNOUNCER: AND NOW CLIFTON
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  • DAVIS.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - CLIFTON DAVIS: HEY, HEY.
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  • HELLO, HO-HO.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • HELLO, EVERYBODY, HELLO.
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  • OH, I SEE YOU COME HUNGRY FOR
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  • YEAH, YOU'RE READY.
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  • ARE YOU READY?
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  • - AUDIENCE: YES.
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  • - CLIFTON: WELL, WE CERTAINLY
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  • HAVE ONE FOR YA.
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  • HI, I'M CLIFTON DAVIS.
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  • THIS IS "PRAISE,"
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  • AND IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO
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  • BE.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • EVERY TIME I COME TO THIS
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  • STUDIO, I EXPECT GOD TO DO
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  • SOMETHING WONDERFUL, AND HE HAS
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  • NEVER FAILED ME YET.
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  • HE'S ALWAYS DONE SOMETHING
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  • WONDERFUL IN THE LIVES OF EACH
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  • AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL, NOT JUST
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  • HERE, BUT EVERYONE WHO PAYS
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  • ATTENTION, WHEREVER YOU'RE
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  • WATCHING, ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • YOU KNOW, COMING IN HERE, I
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  • WANTED TO LOOK UP SOMETHING
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  • ABOUT JOY, AND I REMEMBERED THAT
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  • WONDERFUL SCRIPTURE IN JOHN, THE
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  • 15TH CHAPTER, THAT THE
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  • JESUS SAID THAT "I TELL YOU
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  • THESE THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE
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  • MY JOY AND THAT YOUR JOY MIGHT
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  • BE FULL."
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  • AND HAVING A GOD WHO WANTS
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  • ACCEPTING THAT AND DISCOUNTING
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  • ALL THAT GOES ON IN THE WORLD IS
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  • A WHOLE OTHER THING.
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  • SO TONIGHT WE'RE GONNA TALK
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  • ABOUT HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS, AND
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  • IT'S BASED ON A BOOK BY OUR
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  • GUEST.
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  • I'M SO EXCITED TO TALK TO THIS
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  • GENTLEMAN, NOT ONLY BECAUSE I'VE
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  • ALREADY READ MOST OF THAT
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  • PARTICULAR BOOK, BUT HE IS SUCH
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  • A PROLIFIC WRITER AND MINISTER
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  • FOR SO MANY YEARS.
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  • HIS LIFE HAS BEEN FILLED WITH
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  • WRITING AND MINISTRY THAT HAS
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  • CHANGED THOUSAND UPON THOUSANDS
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  • OF LIVES AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND SEE WHO
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: AUTHOR AND
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  • PASTOR MAX LUCADO HAS BEEN
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  • DELIVERING MESSAGES OF HOPE AND
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  • SHARING THE PROMISES OF GOD WITH
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  • MANY AROUND THE GLOBE.
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  • USING HIS SERMON SERIES, HE HAS
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  • NOW PUBLISHED MORE THAN 100
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  • MILLION COPIES, MANY OF WHICH
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  • HAVE LANDED ON "THE NEW YORK
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  • TIMES" BEST-SELLING LIST.
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  • MAX USES HIS UNIQUE WAY OF
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  • POETIC STORYTELLING AND HOMESPUN
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  • HUMOR TO TEACH AND ENCOURAGE
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  • OTHERS, SERVING THE PEOPLE OF
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  • OAK HILLS CHURCH SINCE 1988, AND
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  • MARRIED TO HIS WIFE, DENALYN,
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  • FOR OVER 35 YEARS.
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  • MAX IS NOW HERE TO PROVIDE US
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  • WITH INSIGHTS ON HOW TO FIND
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  • LASTING JOY WITH HIS LATEST
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  • BOOK, "HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS."
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  • PLEASE WELCOME MAX LUCADO.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • - CLIFTON: GREAT TO SEE YOU, MY
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  • BROTHER.
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  • - MAX LUCADO: GREAT TO SEE YOU.
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  • - CLIFTON: WELCOME.
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • - CLIFTON: I AM THRILLED,
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  • ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE
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  • SITTING HERE WITH YOU, NOT JUST
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE A GREAT WRITER,
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  • BUT BECAUSE YOU'RE ANOINTED.
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  • YOU'RE ANOINTED IN SUCH A
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  • MAGNIFICENT WAY THAT ANYONE WHO
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  • GETS NEAR YOU IS GONNA-- SOME OF
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  • IT'S GOTTA RUB OFF.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - MAX: WELL, YOU'RE AWFULLY
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  • KIND.
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  • I'M THE ONE WHO'S THRILLED,
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  • CLIFTON.
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  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
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  • THANK YOU FOR THIS PHENOMENAL
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  • HONOR OF SPENDING A FEW MINUTES
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  • WITH YOU, A GREAT MAN OF GOD.
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  • - CLIFTON: OH, THANK YOU SO
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  • MUCH.
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  • - MAX: THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND
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  • WE GET TO TALK ABOUT A
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  • WONDERFUL TOPIC.
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  • - CLIFTON: YES, ABSOLUTELY.
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  • AS I WAS SAYING TO THE AUDIENCE
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  • IN THE OPENING,
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  • "HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS,"
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  • WHICH HAPPENS TO BE
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  • THE TITLE OF YOUR LATEST BOOK,
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  • "HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS."
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  • FIRST OF ALL,
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  • WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT
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  • SUBJECT TO WRITE ABOUT, AND,
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  • SECONDLY, HOW HARD IS HAPPINESS
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  • TO FIND?
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  • - MAX: YEAH, BOTH OF--
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  • THE ANSWER TO BOTH OF THOSE
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  • QUESTIONS IS RELATED.
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  • I CAME ACROSS SOME RESEARCH,
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  • TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, THAT
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  • ONLY ONE OUT OF THREE PEOPLE
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  • SAYS THAT THEY'RE HAPPY.
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  • TWO OUT OF THREE AMERICANS, IN
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  • OTHER WORDS, DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH
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  • HAPPINESS TO PROMPT THEM TO
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  • CHECK THE "YES" ON THE HAPPINESS
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  • QUESTIONNAIRE.
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  • - CLIFTON: WOW.
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  • - MAX: AND IT HAS DECLINED EACH
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  • AND THAT PARTICULAR YEAR WAS THE
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  • LOWEST, THE LOWEST EVER.
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  • SO OUR HAPPINESS LEVEL IS REALLY
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  • LOW, AND I THINK THAT THEN BEGS
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  • THE QUESTION, HAPPINESS MUST BE
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  • HARD FOR PEOPLE TO FIND.
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  • IT MUST BE HARD, AND SO THAT
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  • CAUSED ME TO JUST START THINKING
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  • ABOUT HAPPINESS, AND I BECAME
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  • FASCINATED WITH WHAT MAKES
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  • PEOPLE HAPPY.
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  • SHOULD WE BE HAPPY?
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  • DOES GOD WANT US TO BE HAPPY?
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  • WHERE DOES HAPPINESS COME FROM?
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  • ALL THESE QUESTIONS.
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  • - CLIFTON: IT MAY SOUND SIMPLE
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  • TO SOME, BUT IF ANYONE LIKE ME
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  • IN MY PAST, I THOUGHT ONE THING
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  • OR ANOTHER WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY.
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  • I THOUGHT, AT ONE POINT, DRUGS
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  • WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY, AND THEN
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  • THE LORD SHOWED ME THAT A
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  • CLEANER LIFE WOULD MAKE ME EVEN
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  • HAPPIER.
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  • I THOUGHT ALL KINDS OF
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  • ADVENTURES, TRAVELED ALL OVER
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  • THE WORLD, AND, YES, THERE IS
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  • JOY IN IT.
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  • THERE'S LIMITED PLEASURE, BUT
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  • THAT DIDN'T MAKE ME HAPPY.
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  • I DIDN'T GET HAPPY UNTIL I FOUND
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  • JESUS CHRIST, AND THEN I STARTED
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  • GETTING THE ANSWER TO WHAT
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  • HAPPINESS REALLY WAS.
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  • - MAX: YEAH.
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  • - CLIFTON: BUT I DO KNOW THAT
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  • IT'S HARD TO FIND, AND A LOT OF
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  • PEOPLE NEED SOME KIND OF HELP
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  • AND DIRECTION IN LOCATING
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  • HAPPINESS AND IDENTIFYING WHAT
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  • BRINGS IT ON.
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  • AND HOW CAN WE HONESTLY BE
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  • HAPPY?
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  • - MAX: WELL, THAT'S A GOOD
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  • QUESTION.
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  • IN FACT, I THINK THAT'S AN
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  • ESSENTIAL QUESTION, CLIFTON.
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  • YOU KNOW, HAPPY PEOPLE ARE
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  • HEALTHIER PEOPLE.
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  • OUR BODIES JUST SIMPLY WORK
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  • BETTER WHEN WE'RE HAPPY.
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  • HAPPIER PEOPLE HAVE HEALTHIER
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  • RELATIONSHIPS.
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  • MARRIAGES THAT ARE MARKED BY TWO
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  • HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE A FAR GREATER
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  • ODDS OF SURVIVING AND THRIVING.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT HAPPY PEOPLE
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  • MAKE MORE MONEY?
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  • - CLIFTON: NO, I DON'T.
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  • - MAX: I MEAN, RESEARCH TELLS
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  • US THAT HAPPY-- AND THAT MAKES
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  • SENSE.
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  • I MEAN, WHO WANTS TO HIRE A
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  • GRUMP, RIGHT?
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  • - CLIFTON: EXACTLY, EXACTLY.
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  • - MAX: AND WHO WANTS TO WORK
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  • WITH A GRUMP?
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  • AND SO HAPPINESS HAS A PROFOUND
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  • IMPACT UPON OUR LIVES, AND THOSE
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  • OF US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS ARE
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  • ESPECIALLY MINDFUL OF HAPPINESS
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  • BECAUSE WE WANT THE CAUSE OF
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  • CHRIST TO BE CONTAGIOUS, RIGHT?
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  • WE WANT IT TO BE INFECTIOUS, AND
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  • I BELIEVE JESUS WAS HAPPY.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT HE PASSED THE
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  • "KID TEST," I CALL IT.
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  • YOU KNOW, KIDS CAN SNIFF OUT A
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  • GRUMP, AND REMEMBER HOW THE
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  • DISCIPLES WANTED TO KEEP THE
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  • KIDS AWAY FROM CHRIST?
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  • THERE WERE SO MANY CHILDREN
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  • COMIN' TO HIM, AND JESUS SAID,
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  • "NO, LET THE CHILDREN COME TO
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  • ME."
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  • - CLIFTON: "SUFFER THE LITTLE
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  • CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME."
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  • - MAX: SO KIDS WANTED TO HANG
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  • OUT WITH CHRIST, SO HE PASSED
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  • THE KID TEST.
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  • I'VE GOT TWO LITTLE
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  • GRANDCHILDREN, AND THEY DON'T
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  • WANNA BE AROUND SOMEONE WHO'S
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  • CRANKY, YOU KNOW?
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  • I THINK JESUS WOULD'VE PASSED
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  • THE KID TEST.
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  • HE WAS SO HAPPY THAT HIS CRITICS
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  • CRITICIZED HIM FOR HANGIN' OUT
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  • WITH HAPPY PEOPLE, WITH
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  • PARTYGOERS.
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  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
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  • - MAX: HE WAS SO HAPPY THAT HE
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  • LOVED TO GO TO WEDDINGS.
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  • HE ONCE WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF A
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  • WINE LIST.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • AT THE WEDDING.
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  • - CLIFTON: AT A WEDDING.
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  • - MAX: YOU KNOW?
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  • - CLIFTON: AND THOSE WEDDINGS
  • 00:08:13.270 --> 00:08:14.180
  • WENT ON FOR FOUR DAYS.
  • 00:08:14.180 --> 00:08:15.230
  • - MAX: THEY WENT ON A LONG
  • 00:08:15.230 --> 00:08:16.130
  • TIME, BUDDY.
  • 00:08:16.130 --> 00:08:17.060
  • - CLIFTON: OH, YEAH.
  • 00:08:17.060 --> 00:08:18.100
  • - MAX: LONG TIME.
  • 00:08:18.100 --> 00:08:19.180
  • I BET THEY WERE REALLY HAPPY.
  • 00:08:19.180 --> 00:08:20.090
  • - CLIFTON: OH, YEAH.
  • 00:08:20.090 --> 00:08:20.280
  • - MAX: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:08:20.280 --> 00:08:21.290
  • SO I THINK ONE OF THE QUESTIONS
  • 00:08:22.230 --> 00:08:25.230
  • THAT WE TALK ABOUT IS "DOES GOD
  • 00:08:25.230 --> 00:08:27.260
  • WANT US TO BE HAPPY?"
  • 00:08:27.260 --> 00:08:28.180
  • I REALLY BELIEVE-- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:08:28.180 --> 00:08:30.230
  • THERE'S ALMOST 3.000 REFERENCES
  • 00:08:30.230 --> 00:08:32.250
  • TO JOY IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:08:32.250 --> 00:08:34.210
  • - CLIFTON: I DIDN'T KNOW.
  • 00:08:34.210 --> 00:08:36.230
  • - MAX: THREE THOUSAND-- WORDS
  • 00:08:36.230 --> 00:08:37.240
  • LIKE "MERRIMENT" AND
  • 00:08:37.240 --> 00:08:39.140
  • "CELEBRATION" AND "HAPPY" AND
  • 00:08:39.140 --> 00:08:40.170
  • "JOY," AND "BLESSED."
  • 00:08:40.210 --> 00:08:43.210
  • YOU THINK ABOUT THE SERMON
  • 00:08:43.210 --> 00:08:44.140
  • ON THE MOUNT,
  • 00:08:44.140 --> 00:08:46.040
  • THE FIRST NINE VERSES, "BLESSED
  • 00:08:46.040 --> 00:08:47.010
  • ARE," "BLESSED ARE," "BLESSED
  • 00:08:47.010 --> 00:08:47.220
  • ARE," AND THAT'S "HAPPY,"
  • 00:08:47.220 --> 00:08:49.090
  • ISN'T IT?
  • 00:08:49.090 --> 00:08:50.260
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:08:50.260 --> 00:08:51.180
  • - MAX: "HAPPY ARE," "HAPPY
  • 00:08:51.180 --> 00:08:52.080
  • ARE," "HAPPY ARE."
  • 00:08:52.080 --> 00:08:52.230
  • - CLIFTON: THAT WORD TRANSLATED
  • 00:08:52.230 --> 00:08:53.180
  • CAN BE TRANSLATED "HAPPY" AS
  • 00:08:53.180 --> 00:08:54.250
  • EASILY AS "BLESSED."
  • 00:08:54.250 --> 00:08:56.030
  • - MAX: ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:08:56.030 --> 00:08:56.190
  • SO THE FIRST, YOU KNOW, WRITTEN
  • 00:08:56.190 --> 00:08:59.050
  • SERMON OF GOD ON EARTH IS ALL
  • 00:08:59.050 --> 00:09:01.020
  • ABOUT HAPPINESS.
  • 00:09:01.020 --> 00:09:02.040
  • SO I THINK THAT GOD DESIRES THAT
  • 00:09:02.120 --> 00:09:05.120
  • WE BE HAPPY, AND I THINK IT'S
  • 00:09:05.120 --> 00:09:08.000
  • GOOD FOR US TO BE HAPPY.
  • 00:09:08.000 --> 00:09:09.190
  • I THINK THE QUESTION IS, "HOW DO
  • 00:09:09.190 --> 00:09:11.080
  • WE FIND HAPPINESS?"
  • 00:09:11.080 --> 00:09:13.280
  • - CLIFTON: ESPECIALLY WHEN
  • 00:09:13.280 --> 00:09:14.180
  • WE'RE HAVING A HARD TIME WITH
  • 00:09:14.180 --> 00:09:16.290
  • JUST LIVING.
  • 00:09:16.290 --> 00:09:17.250
  • - MAX: YES, SIR; YES, SIR.
  • 00:09:17.250 --> 00:09:18.210
  • - CLIFTON: FINDING HAPPINESS
  • 00:09:18.210 --> 00:09:19.280
  • GETS MORE DIFFICULT, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:09:19.280 --> 00:09:21.210
  • - MAX: YEAH, HAVE YOU HAD
  • 00:09:21.210 --> 00:09:22.190
  • CHALLENGES LIKE THAT IN YOUR
  • 00:09:22.190 --> 00:09:23.090
  • LIFE?
  • 00:09:23.090 --> 00:09:24.000
  • - CLIFTON: ABSOLUTELY,
  • 00:09:24.000 --> 00:09:25.010
  • ABSOLUTELY, AND YOU ELIMINATE
  • 00:09:25.010 --> 00:09:27.180
  • THE IDEA OF BEING HAPPY BECAUSE
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:29.160
  • ALL YOU CAN DO IS JUST MAKE IT
  • 00:09:29.160 --> 00:09:31.130
  • FROM DAY TO DAY, AND I THINK
  • 00:09:31.130 --> 00:09:33.080
  • IT'S WONDERFUL THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:09:33.080 --> 00:09:35.220
  • PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US
  • 00:09:35.220 --> 00:09:37.040
  • TO LEARN HOW TO BE HAPPY IN THE
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:39.050
  • HARD TIMES.
  • 00:09:39.050 --> 00:09:41.230
  • - MAX: YEAH, AND I SURE DON'T
  • 00:09:43.130 --> 00:09:46.130
  • WANT TO DISMISS THE FACT THAT
  • 00:09:46.130 --> 00:09:48.110
  • MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD A LIFELONG
  • 00:09:48.110 --> 00:09:49.030
  • STRUGGLE WITH HAPPINESS.
  • 00:09:49.030 --> 00:09:51.010
  • MANY PEOPLE BATTLE DEPRESSION,
  • 00:09:51.010 --> 00:09:53.220
  • OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION, AND THEY
  • 00:09:54.060 --> 00:09:57.060
  • NEED TO SEEK THE HELP OF A
  • 00:09:57.060 --> 00:09:59.040
  • PASTOR, NEED TO SEEK THE HELP OF
  • 00:09:59.040 --> 00:10:02.040
  • A COUNSELOR, A PSYCHOLOGIST, OR
  • 00:10:02.040 --> 00:10:03.030
  • A PSYCHIATRIST.
  • 00:10:04.080 --> 00:10:07.080
  • ALL OF US, HOWEVER, ON OCCASION,
  • 00:10:07.080 --> 00:10:08.000
  • REALLY STRUGGLE TO HAVE A
  • 00:10:08.000 --> 00:10:09.010
  • POSITIVE OUTLOOK.
  • 00:10:09.010 --> 00:10:11.270
  • SO WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:10:11.270 --> 00:10:13.100
  • WHY IS IT THAT ONE OUT OF
  • 00:10:13.100 --> 00:10:15.110
  • THREE-- MOST OF AMERICANS WHO
  • 00:10:15.110 --> 00:10:16.120
  • SAY THEY'RE NOT HAPPY, THEY'RE
  • 00:10:16.120 --> 00:10:17.290
  • NOT DEALING WITH SEVERE
  • 00:10:17.290 --> 00:10:19.040
  • DEPRESSION?
  • 00:10:19.040 --> 00:10:20.020
  • SOME ARE, BUT MOST OF THEM ARE
  • 00:10:20.020 --> 00:10:22.110
  • JUST-- THEIR ATTITUDE, THEIR
  • 00:10:22.110 --> 00:10:23.030
  • OUTLOOK, THEIR VIEWPOINT OF LIFE
  • 00:10:23.030 --> 00:10:24.260
  • IS JUST, KIND OF-- I FEEL LIKE
  • 00:10:24.280 --> 00:10:27.280
  • THEIR SKY IS GRAY, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:30.000
  • IT CAN'T QUITE GET THE "GET UP
  • 00:10:30.030 --> 00:10:33.030
  • AND GO" TO GET UP AND GO.
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:34.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:10:34.180 --> 00:10:35.160
  • THEY CAN'T GET IT TO WORK.
  • 00:10:35.160 --> 00:10:36.050
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:10:36.050 --> 00:10:37.140
  • - MAX: AND I'VE GOT A THEORY.
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:40.130
  • I KNOW THAT WON'T SURPRISE YOU,
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:42.040
  • AND I'D LOVE TO GET YOUR OPINION
  • 00:10:42.040 --> 00:10:44.200
  • ON THIS--
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:46.040
  • - CLIFTON: SURE.
  • 00:10:46.040 --> 00:10:46.210
  • - MAX: -- 'CAUSE YOU'RE A WISE
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:47.210
  • PERSON.
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:48.100
  • HERE'S MY HUNCH: I THINK THAT WE
  • 00:10:49.270 --> 00:10:52.270
  • HAVE A GENERATION OF PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:55.030
  • HAVE GROWN UP IN THE ADVERTISING
  • 00:10:56.190 --> 00:10:59.190
  • ERA, IN THE MARKETING ERA,
  • 00:10:59.190 --> 00:11:01.180
  • UNLIKE ANY OTHER GENERATION IN
  • 00:11:01.180 --> 00:11:04.000
  • THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, UNLIKE
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:05.130
  • ANY OTHER GENERATION.
  • 00:11:05.130 --> 00:11:07.220
  • - CLIFTON: NOW, THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:09.040
  • - MAX: I KNOW I'M A LOT OLDER
  • 00:11:09.040 --> 00:11:09.290
  • THAN YOU--
  • 00:11:09.290 --> 00:11:11.200
  • - CLIFTON: HAH--
  • 00:11:11.200 --> 00:11:12.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:11:12.060 --> 00:11:13.160
  • - MAX: BUT, YOU KNOW, OUR
  • 00:11:13.160 --> 00:11:14.190
  • GENERATION, WE GREW UP WITH
  • 00:11:14.190 --> 00:11:16.030
  • TELEVISION, UNLIKE MY
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:17.260
  • GREAT-GRANDPARENTS AND MY
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:18.150
  • GRANDPARENTS.
  • 00:11:18.150 --> 00:11:20.020
  • AND, MOST OF MY PARENTS' DAY, I
  • 00:11:20.020 --> 00:11:22.200
  • GREW UP MY WHOLE LIFE WITH
  • 00:11:22.200 --> 00:11:24.140
  • TELEVISION, SO THAT MEANS, ALL
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:26.080
  • MY LIFE, I HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED
  • 00:11:26.080 --> 00:11:27.220
  • WITH TELEVISION COMMERCIALS.
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:30.250
  • EVERY TIME I GET ON A HIGHWAY, I
  • 00:11:30.250 --> 00:11:32.200
  • GET BILLBOARDS TALKING TO ME,
  • 00:11:32.200 --> 00:11:34.260
  • AND NOW WE'RE RAISING UP A
  • 00:11:34.260 --> 00:11:36.180
  • GENERATION THAT HAS NOT ONLY
  • 00:11:36.180 --> 00:11:39.000
  • BILLBOARDS AND NOT ONLY
  • 00:11:39.000 --> 00:11:40.110
  • TELEVISION BUT HAS THE INTERNET.
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:41.240
  • YOU CAN LOOK AT YOUR SMART
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:42.290
  • DEVICE, RIGHT?
  • 00:11:42.290 --> 00:11:44.220
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:11:44.220 --> 00:11:45.260
  • - MAX: NOW, HERE'S WHERE I'M
  • 00:11:45.260 --> 00:11:46.170
  • GOIN' WITH THIS: IN ORDER FOR A
  • 00:11:46.170 --> 00:11:47.250
  • PARTICULAR ADVERTISER TO
  • 00:11:48.180 --> 00:11:51.180
  • CONVINCE ME THAT I SHOULD BUY
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:55.170
  • THEIR PRODUCT, WHAT DO THEY HAVE
  • 00:11:55.170 --> 00:11:57.080
  • TO DO?
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:58.000
  • THEY HAVE TO CONVINCE ME THAT
  • 00:11:58.000 --> 00:11:59.050
  • I'M DEFICIENT.
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:02.220
  • THEY HAVE TO CONVINCE ME THAT
  • 00:12:02.220 --> 00:12:03.130
  • I'M NEEDY.
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:05.010
  • THEY HAVE TO CONVINCE ME THAT
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:05.220
  • I'M UNHAPPY.
  • 00:12:05.220 --> 00:12:07.270
  • I DIDN'T KNOW-- LIKE, I'VE GOT
  • 00:12:07.270 --> 00:12:09.200
  • THIS BIG BALD SPOT.
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:11.290
  • I'M GLAD YOUR CAMERA IS NOT
  • 00:12:11.290 --> 00:12:12.270
  • LOOKIN' AT THE BACK OF MY HEAD
  • 00:12:12.270 --> 00:12:13.200
  • 'CAUSE I HAVE A BALD SPOT BACK
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:14.110
  • THERE.
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:15.060
  • I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WAS A BAD
  • 00:12:15.060 --> 00:12:16.200
  • THING TILL I SAW A COMMERCIAL
  • 00:12:16.200 --> 00:12:17.250
  • THAT TOLD ME I SHOULD BE
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:18.260
  • UNHAPPY.
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:21.290
  • - CLIFTON: BECAUSE YOU HAVE A--
  • 00:12:21.290 --> 00:12:22.210
  • - MAX: BECAUSE I HAVE A BALD
  • 00:12:22.210 --> 00:12:23.120
  • SPOT.
  • 00:12:23.120 --> 00:12:24.080
  • - CLIFTON: THAT MAKES ME ON
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:24.280
  • UNHAPPY TOO.
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:26.020
  • - MAX: YOU SEE WHAT IT'S DOIN'?
  • 00:12:26.020 --> 00:12:26.240
  • IT'S WORKIN'.
  • 00:12:26.240 --> 00:12:27.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:31.170
  • SO TAKE THAT SMALL EXAMPLE,
  • 00:12:31.170 --> 00:12:32.070
  • MULTIPLY IT ACROSS ALL AREAS OF
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:34.220
  • LIFE, EVERYTHING FROM WHAT WE
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:36.190
  • DRIVE, TO WHAT WE EAT, TO WHAT
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:38.110
  • WE WEAR, TO HOW WE'RE DRESS TO,
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:42.210
  • YOU KNOW, ALL THE-- EVERYTHING.
  • 00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:43.280
  • WE ARE UNDER ATTACK BY THE MOST
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:47.030
  • SOPHISTICATED, WELL-OILED,
  • 00:12:48.000 --> 00:12:51.000
  • ELABORATE, WELL-FUNDED CAMPAIGN
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:55.140
  • IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:12:55.140 --> 00:12:58.000
  • TELLING US THAT WE'RE IN NEED,
  • 00:12:58.000 --> 00:12:59.220
  • THAT WE'RE DEFICIENT.
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:01.080
  • SO HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS: I BUY
  • 00:13:01.080 --> 00:13:02.160
  • INTO IT.
  • 00:13:02.230 --> 00:13:05.230
  • I SAY, "OKAY, WELL, I DO WANNA
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:06.230
  • BE HAPPY, SO I'M GONNA BUY THAT
  • 00:13:06.230 --> 00:13:08.170
  • CAR," AND I BUY THAT CAR.
  • 00:13:09.090 --> 00:13:12.090
  • I MAY EVEN GO INTO DEBT TO BUY
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:13.210
  • THAT CAR, BUT REGARDLESS, I GET
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:14.130
  • THAT CAR.
  • 00:13:14.130 --> 00:13:15.120
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:16.140
  • FOR ABOUT A WEEK, I'M HAPPY, BUT
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:17.210
  • THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
  • 00:13:18.050 --> 00:13:21.050
  • THAT CAR IS GETTIN' OLDER.
  • 00:13:21.050 --> 00:13:22.070
  • IT GETS OLD THE MINUTE I DRIVE
  • 00:13:22.070 --> 00:13:23.170
  • IT OFF THE PARKIN' LOT.
  • 00:13:23.170 --> 00:13:24.210
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:24.210 --> 00:13:26.240
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:13:26.240 --> 00:13:27.220
  • - MAX: AND IT BEGINS TO LOSE A
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:28.140
  • LITTLE BIT OF ITS-- I DON'T
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:29.110
  • KNOW-- SPARKLE?
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:30.150
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:31.220
  • - MAX: AND SO I THINK, "OH,
  • 00:13:31.220 --> 00:13:32.120
  • BOY, HERE I GO.
  • 00:13:32.120 --> 00:13:34.010
  • I GOTTA DO SOMETHIN' ELSE.
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:34.220
  • I'M GONNA GET A DIFFERENT JOB.
  • 00:13:34.220 --> 00:13:35.280
  • I'M GONNA GET A DIFFERENT HOUSE.
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:38.190
  • I'M GONNA GET A
  • 00:13:38.190 --> 00:13:39.060
  • DIFFERENT SPOUSE.
  • 00:13:39.060 --> 00:13:40.040
  • I'M GONNA-- IT'S WHAT WE CALL
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:42.240
  • "CIRCUMSTANTIAL HAPPINESS."
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:44.090
  • IF I CAN CHANGE MY
  • 00:13:44.090 --> 00:13:44.260
  • CIRCUMSTANCES, I'LL BE HAPPY,
  • 00:13:44.260 --> 00:13:47.070
  • AND THAT CREATES THIS DOWNWARD
  • 00:13:47.070 --> 00:13:48.060
  • SPIRAL, CLIFTON.
  • 00:13:48.060 --> 00:13:50.120
  • AND, AGAIN, I WANNA HEAR WHAT
  • 00:13:50.120 --> 00:13:51.270
  • YOU WANNA SAY ABOUT THIS 'CAUSE
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:53.080
  • I THINK YOU CAN HELP US.
  • 00:13:53.080 --> 00:13:55.100
  • BUT IT CREATES THIS DOWNWARD
  • 00:13:55.100 --> 00:13:57.050
  • SPIRAL OF "I'M GONNA GET IT,"
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:58.180
  • OH, BUT THEN THAT DIDN'T WORK,
  • 00:13:58.180 --> 00:13:59.240
  • BUT "I'M GONNA TRY THAT," BUT
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:01.030
  • THAT DIDN'T WORK; "I'M GONNA TRY
  • 00:14:01.030 --> 00:14:02.140
  • THAT TODAY," UNTIL A PERSON
  • 00:14:02.140 --> 00:14:03.260
  • EITHER BECOMES BITTER OR TRULY
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:08.290
  • DEEPLY SAD BECAUSE THEY'RE
  • 00:14:08.290 --> 00:14:11.120
  • BITTER 'CAUSE THEY THINK NOBODY
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:13.010
  • DELIVERED, NOBODY KEPT THEIR
  • 00:14:13.010 --> 00:14:14.230
  • PROMISE, OR THEY'RE DEEPLY,
  • 00:14:14.230 --> 00:14:16.290
  • DEEPLY SAD BECAUSE THEY THINK
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.240
  • HAPPINESS IS FOR OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:19.150
  • NOT FOR THEM.
  • 00:14:19.150 --> 00:14:22.060
  • NOW, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE BIBLE
  • 00:14:22.060 --> 00:14:22.290
  • TEACHES.
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:23.160
  • IN JUST A MINUTE, WE'LL TALK
  • 00:14:23.160 --> 00:14:25.030
  • ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES,
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:25.280
  • BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:27.130
  • THAT?
  • 00:14:27.130 --> 00:14:27.280
  • - CLIFTON: LISTEN, I HAD A CAR.
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:32.140
  • I DREAMED OF THIS CAR.
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:35.010
  • I WANTED THIS CAR SO BADLY.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:37.050
  • IT WAS-- I CAN'T IDENTIFY THE
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:40.190
  • CAR.
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:41.290
  • IT WAS BY GENERAL MOTORS.
  • 00:14:42.100 --> 00:14:45.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:45.100 --> 00:14:46.240
  • THAT'S AS FAR AS I'LL GO.
  • 00:14:46.240 --> 00:14:48.060
  • - MAX: CAN YOU IDENTIFY THE
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:48.260
  • YEAR OR WHEN IT WAS?
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:50.060
  • - CLIFTON: IT WAS 1982, '81.
  • 00:14:54.070 --> 00:14:57.070
  • - MAX: YEAH, YEAH, OKAY.
  • 00:14:57.070 --> 00:14:58.160
  • - CLIFTON: AND IT WAS A DIESEL
  • 00:14:58.160 --> 00:14:59.080
  • VEHICLE.
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:00.070
  • IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND I WANTED
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:00.280
  • THIS CAR.
  • 00:15:00.280 --> 00:15:03.200
  • "THIS WAS GONNA MAKE ME HAPPY."
  • 00:15:03.200 --> 00:15:05.160
  • I GOT THAT CAR, AND IT WAS JUST
  • 00:15:05.160 --> 00:15:07.250
  • A THRILL FOR SIX MONTHS, AND
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:10.040
  • THEN THE DIESEL ENGINE BLEW.
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:13.200
  • AND I WAS YOUNG IN MINISTRY.
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:16.120
  • I HAD STARTED IN MINISTRY IN
  • 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:17.240
  • '81, SO I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:18.270
  • MONEY.
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:21.100
  • I WAS OUT OF TELEVISION FOR
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:22.020
  • QUITE A WHILE, AND I HAD TO
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:24.290
  • SCRAP IT AND SCRATCH TOGETHER
  • 00:15:24.290 --> 00:15:26.160
  • ENOUGH TO GET THAT ENGINE
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:27.260
  • REPLACED, BUT SINCE IT WAS
  • 00:15:27.260 --> 00:15:29.240
  • RELATIVELY NEW, THEY REPLACED
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:31.290
  • IT, AND I WENT "OKAY, I GOT A
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:34.130
  • NEW ENGINE FOR MY 'I LOVE YOU,
  • 00:15:34.180 --> 00:15:37.180
  • MAKE-ME-HAPPY CAR.'"
  • 00:15:37.180 --> 00:15:38.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:41.130
  • WELL, THREE MONTHS LATER, THAT
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:42.170
  • SECOND ENGINE BLEW,
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:48.230
  • AND SUDDENLY, I'M LIKE,
  • 00:15:48.230 --> 00:15:49.130
  • "THIS IS NOT HAPPINESS.
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:50.020
  • THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF MISERY
  • 00:15:50.020 --> 00:15:51.020
  • AND SOME ANGER."
  • 00:15:51.020 --> 00:15:52.270
  • AND SO I REALIZED VERY
  • 00:15:52.270 --> 00:15:55.020
  • PROFOUNDLY THAT A NICE
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:57.000
  • CAR IS A GOOD THING TO
  • 00:15:57.000 --> 00:15:58.060
  • HAVE, BUT IT'S NOT THE KEY
  • 00:15:58.060 --> 00:15:59.160
  • TO HAPPINESS.
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:01.110
  • YOU'VE GOT TEN PRINCIPLES YOU
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:02.240
  • WRITE ABOUT IN YOUR BOOK THAT
  • 00:16:02.240 --> 00:16:04.200
  • ALLOW US TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:09.140
  • FIND HAPPINESS PROPERLY, AND
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:11.290
  • WHICH OF THOSE PRINCIPLES HAS
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:15.290
  • PROVIDED YOU THE
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:18.100
  • BIGGEST BLESSING?
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:19.210
  • - MAX: WELL, THESE PRINCIPLES
  • 00:16:19.210 --> 00:16:21.010
  • ARE TAKEN RIGHT OUT
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:21.230
  • AND THEY'RE ALL BASED ON THE
  • 00:16:25.020 --> 00:16:26.100
  • IDEA THAT "IT IS MORE BLESSED TO
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:28.160
  • GIVE THAN RECEIVE."
  • 00:16:28.160 --> 00:16:31.040
  • YOU TALK ABOUT COUNTERCULTURE
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:32.220
  • THAT SAYS YOU NEED TO RECEIVE IN
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:37.220
  • ORDER TO BE HAPPY.
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:39.050
  • JESUS SAYS, "OH, NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:41.030
  • YOU WANNA REALLY BE HAPPY?
  • 00:16:41.030 --> 00:16:41.280
  • YOU WANT TO BE BLESSED.
  • 00:16:41.280 --> 00:16:44.000
  • IT'S REALLY MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:47.120
  • THAN RECEIVE, SO IF YOU REALLY
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:48.220
  • WANT THE SECRET SAUCE TO
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:49.290
  • HAPPINESS, THE SECRET IS IN
  • 00:16:49.290 --> 00:16:52.040
  • GIVING HAPPINESS.
  • 00:16:52.040 --> 00:16:53.270
  • SO THE BIG IDEA OF THE BOOK IS
  • 00:16:53.270 --> 00:16:55.070
  • THAT HAPPINESS HAPPENS WHEN WE
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:57.000
  • GIVE IT AWAY.
  • 00:16:57.000 --> 00:16:59.290
  • HAPPINESS HAPPENS WHEN WE GIVE
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.050
  • IT AWAY.
  • 00:17:01.270 --> 00:17:04.270
  • AND I BASED THE BOOK ON THESE
  • 00:17:04.270 --> 00:17:05.180
  • "ONE ANOTHER" VERSES IN THE
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:06.100
  • BIBLE.
  • 00:17:06.100 --> 00:17:07.250
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S 59 OF 'EM, IN
  • 00:17:07.250 --> 00:17:09.240
  • ALL, EVERYTHING FROM "ENCOURAGE
  • 00:17:09.240 --> 00:17:12.200
  • ONE ANOTHER,"
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:13.180
  • TO "PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER,"
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:14.070
  • TO "TEACH ONE ANOTHER,"
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:15.210
  • TO "ADMONISH ONE ANOTHER."
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:17.100
  • THEY'RE ALL OVER THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:17.100 --> 00:17:19.070
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS ESPECIALLY
  • 00:17:19.070 --> 00:17:21.100
  • FOND OF THESE "ONE ANOTHER"
  • 00:17:21.100 --> 00:17:22.240
  • VERSES, AND I TOOK THEM, AND I
  • 00:17:23.020 --> 00:17:26.020
  • PUT THEM IN A-- CLUSTERED IN
  • 00:17:26.020 --> 00:17:26.290
  • GROUPS OF TEN, LIKE, "GREET ONE
  • 00:17:26.290 --> 00:17:27.280
  • ANOTHER,"
  • 00:17:27.280 --> 00:17:29.130
  • "PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER."
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:32.060
  • I WOULD SAY THE ONE THAT
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:33.000
  • MEANS THE MOST, TO ME, IS
  • 00:17:33.000 --> 00:17:34.270
  • THE ONE THAT WE ALL NEED, AND
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:36.160
  • THAT'S "ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER,"
  • 00:17:36.160 --> 00:17:38.110
  • BECAUSE HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:
  • 00:17:38.110 --> 00:17:39.290
  • IF YOU SET OUT TO ENCOURAGE
  • 00:17:39.290 --> 00:17:42.030
  • SOMEBODY, IT HAS A BOOMERANG
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:43.100
  • EFFECT,
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:45.270
  • AND WHEN YOU ENCOURAGE
  • 00:17:45.270 --> 00:17:47.000
  • SOMEBODY, YOU END UP BEING
  • 00:17:47.000 --> 00:17:47.200
  • ENCOURAGED.
  • 00:17:47.200 --> 00:17:49.060
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU SET OUT TO SAY,
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:51.080
  • "OKAY, WHO CAN I MEET TODAY TO
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:52.200
  • WHOM I CAN GIVE WORDS
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:55.080
  • OF AFFIRMATION?"
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:57.170
  • "TO ENCOURAGE" SOMEBODY
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:59.250
  • LITERALLY MEANS TO COME
  • 00:17:59.250 --> 00:18:01.070
  • ALONGSIDE AND CALL FORTH.
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:03.090
  • IT'S WHAT JESUS DID FOR SIMON
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.240
  • PETER, WHEN HE SAID, "BLESSED
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:06.050
  • ARE YOU, SIMON BAR-JONAH," AND
  • 00:18:06.050 --> 00:18:08.040
  • HE CHANGED HIS NAME FROM
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:09.020
  • "SIMON" TO "PETER."
  • 00:18:09.020 --> 00:18:10.140
  • HE SAW THE "PETER"
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:11.210
  • INSIDE OF SIMON, AND HE
  • 00:18:11.210 --> 00:18:12.240
  • CALLED IT FORTH.
  • 00:18:12.240 --> 00:18:14.170
  • HE BROUGHT THE BEST OUT OF HIM.
  • 00:18:14.170 --> 00:18:16.230
  • SO IF I WAKE UP TOMORROW AND I
  • 00:18:16.230 --> 00:18:18.060
  • SAY, "WHO CAN I BLESSED TODAY?
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:21.190
  • TO WHOM CAN I GIVE WORDS
  • 00:18:21.190 --> 00:18:23.110
  • OF ENCOURAGEMENT?"
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:25.250
  • I CAN BE GUARANTEED, CLIFTON,
  • 00:18:25.250 --> 00:18:27.000
  • THAT MY HAPPINESS LEVEL IS GONNA
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:29.180
  • GO UP BECAUSE JESUS SAID,
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:30.220
  • "IT'S MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:31.210
  • ENCOURAGEMENT THAN TO RECEIVE
  • 00:18:31.210 --> 00:18:32.240
  • ENCOURAGEMENT."
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.260
  • SO IF I GO OUT AND GIVE
  • 00:18:34.260 --> 00:18:36.020
  • ENCOURAGEMENT, IT'S LIKE
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:37.010
  • I'M RECEIVING ENCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:18:37.010 --> 00:18:39.140
  • AND I WOULD DARE,
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:40.230
  • I WOULD DOUBLE-DOG DARE
  • 00:18:40.230 --> 00:18:42.030
  • EVERY PERSON LISTENING TO
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:44.000
  • THIS TO TRY THAT.
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:45.060
  • YOU WANNA BE HAPPIER TOMORROW?
  • 00:18:45.060 --> 00:18:46.120
  • YOU JUST MAKE SOMEBODY HAPPY,
  • 00:18:46.120 --> 00:18:48.060
  • AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT
  • 00:18:48.060 --> 00:18:50.210
  • YOU'LL BE A HAPPIER PERSON.
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.190
  • JUST GO OUT AND MAKE
  • 00:18:52.190 --> 00:18:53.130
  • SOMEBODY HAPPY.
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:55.210
  • WHAT HAPPENS IS, IF WE GET OUR--
  • 00:18:55.210 --> 00:18:56.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:57.020
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:18:57.020 --> 00:18:58.020
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YES.
  • 00:18:58.020 --> 00:18:58.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:18:59.270
  • - MAX: WE GET OUR MIND, WE GET
  • 00:18:59.270 --> 00:19:01.170
  • OUR EYES FOCUSED ON OURSELVES,
  • 00:19:01.170 --> 00:19:04.040
  • AND I KNOW WE HAVE PROBLEMS.
  • 00:19:04.040 --> 00:19:05.150
  • I GET THAT.
  • 00:19:05.150 --> 00:19:08.130
  • THE BEST WAY, THOUGH, TO DEAL
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:09.250
  • WITH OUR PROBLEMS IS TO HELP
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:12.280
  • SOMEBODY ELSE OUT OF THEIRS.
  • 00:19:12.280 --> 00:19:14.200
  • - CLIFTON: THERE'S A STORY IN
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:18.260
  • THE BIBLE WHERE JESUS HEARD THAT
  • 00:19:19.170 --> 00:19:22.170
  • HIS FRIEND JOHN HAD BEEN
  • 00:19:22.170 --> 00:19:24.110
  • BEHEADED, AND HE WENT UP ALONE
  • 00:19:24.200 --> 00:19:27.200
  • TO PRAY, AND HE CAME BACK,
  • 00:19:28.030 --> 00:19:31.030
  • GRIEVING THE LOSS OF JOHN AND
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:33.240
  • DECIDED THAT, IN THAT SCENARIO,
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:36.200
  • HE WOULD FEED THE MULTITUDES,
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:38.180
  • AND I NEVER LOST SIGHT
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:40.030
  • OF THE OTHER SIDE OF
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:46.030
  • THAT MIRACLE, THE SIDE
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:47.180
  • THAT BLESSED JESUS IN A SPECIAL
  • 00:19:48.000 --> 00:19:51.000
  • WAY BECAUSE, IN ORDER TO
  • 00:19:51.140 --> 00:19:54.140
  • OVERCOME HIS OWN PERSONAL GRIEF,
  • 00:19:54.160 --> 00:19:57.160
  • HE GAVE TO THE MULTITUDES, AND
  • 00:19:57.160 --> 00:20:00.000
  • SO THE PRINCIPLE OF GIVING FED
  • 00:20:00.130 --> 00:20:03.130
  • HIM WHAT HE NEEDED IN ORDER TO
  • 00:20:03.150 --> 00:20:06.150
  • GO ON WITH HIS MINISTRY AFTER
  • 00:20:06.150 --> 00:20:08.030
  • THE DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • 00:20:08.280 --> 00:20:11.280
  • - MAX: THAT IS A GREAT POINT.
  • 00:20:11.280 --> 00:20:12.280
  • I DON'T THINK I'D EVER THOUGHT
  • 00:20:12.280 --> 00:20:13.190
  • ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:20:13.190 --> 00:20:15.180
  • - CLIFTON: I PREACH THAT.
  • 00:20:15.180 --> 00:20:16.130
  • - MAX: YEAH, YEAH, BECAUSE HE
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:17.110
  • DID, DIDN'T HE?
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:17.270
  • HE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEATH OF
  • 00:20:17.270 --> 00:20:19.020
  • HIS COUSIN, THE JOHN THE
  • 00:20:19.020 --> 00:20:20.270
  • BAPTIST, AND WITHIN THE SAME
  • 00:20:20.270 --> 00:20:22.060
  • 24-HOUR PERIOD, HE WAS FEEDING
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:23.280
  • THE CROWDS.
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:27.070
  • YEAH, HE MINISTERED TO THEM.
  • 00:20:27.070 --> 00:20:28.020
  • HE HAD COMPASSION UPON THEM.
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:29.270
  • - CLIFTON: AND SO I TELL PEOPLE
  • 00:20:29.270 --> 00:20:32.040
  • WHEN I MINISTER TO THEM, THAT,
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:33.270
  • WHEN YOU'RE SERVING OTHERS, YOUR
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:36.070
  • PAIN DIMINISHES.
  • 00:20:37.000 --> 00:20:40.000
  • YOUR TROUBLE DISAPPEARS.
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:42.180
  • - MAX: YEAH.
  • 00:20:42.180 --> 00:20:44.030
  • - CLIFTON: SUDDENLY, SOMEBODY
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:44.240
  • ELSE'S TROUBLE IS MORE
  • 00:20:44.240 --> 00:20:45.270
  • IMPORTANT.
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:46.220
  • - MAX: YEAH, THAT'S THE TRUTH.
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:48.000
  • THAT'S A GOOD WORD.
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:48.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:20:48.250 --> 00:20:49.230
  • A GOOD WORD.
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:50.080
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:20:50.080 --> 00:20:52.260
  • - CLIFTON: I WANT OUR AUDIENCE
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.040
  • TO SEE A TRAILER OF HOW
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:57.040
  • HAPPINESS HAPPENS.
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:20:58.200
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:20:58.200 --> 00:21:00.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:05.100
  • - MAX: I HAVE A CHALLENGE
  • 00:21:05.100 --> 00:21:05.290
  • FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:07.140
  • HELLO, FRIENDS, MAX LUCATO HERE.
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:09.020
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ONLY A THIRD
  • 00:21:09.030 --> 00:21:12.030
  • OF AMERICANS SURVEYED SAY THEY
  • 00:21:12.030 --> 00:21:15.030
  • ARE HAPPY?
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.090
  • SMILES ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY THESE
  • 00:21:16.090 --> 00:21:17.230
  • DAYS, BOTH IN OUR LIVES AND IN
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:20.090
  • THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND US,
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:24.120
  • BUT THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:25.070
  • DO ABOUT IT.
  • 00:21:25.070 --> 00:21:27.140
  • JOIN ME FOR A FREE SEVEN-DAY
  • 00:21:27.140 --> 00:21:30.080
  • CHALLENGE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:31.040
  • AND THOSE AROUND YOU HAPPIER AND
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:32.090
  • SMILING MORE FROM THE VERY FIRST
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:34.020
  • DAY.
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:40.100 --> 00:21:43.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:21:47.170 --> 00:21:50.170
  • - CLIFTON: TEN PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:51.280
  • TEN PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:21:51.280 --> 00:21:54.030
  • WE TALKED ABOUT ONE THAT BLESSED
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:54.270
  • YOU.
  • 00:21:54.270 --> 00:21:56.070
  • WHICH ONE HAS BEEN THE MOST
  • 00:21:56.070 --> 00:21:56.270
  • DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW?
  • 00:21:56.270 --> 00:21:59.170
  • - MAX: I WOULD THINK THAT, IF
  • 00:21:59.170 --> 00:22:01.010
  • YOU WERE TO TAKE THE "ONE
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:02.060
  • ANOTHER" VERSES AND RANK THEM IN
  • 00:22:02.210 --> 00:22:05.210
  • ORDER OF DIFFICULTY, MOST OF US
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:08.070
  • WOULD HAVE "FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER"
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:09.060
  • AS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT.
  • 00:22:09.060 --> 00:22:12.040
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:22:12.040 --> 00:22:14.090
  • - MAX: SOMEBODY ONCE SAID THAT,
  • 00:22:14.090 --> 00:22:15.040
  • "IF HURTS WERE HAIRS, WE'D ALL
  • 00:22:17.000 --> 00:22:20.000
  • LOOK LIKE GRIZZLY BEARS."
  • 00:22:20.000 --> 00:22:21.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:21.110 --> 00:22:23.080
  • - CLIFTON: I'VE NEVER
  • 00:22:23.080 --> 00:22:23.250
  • HEARD THAT.
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:24.090
  • THANK YOU FOR THAT.
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:25.050
  • - MAX: THANK YOU.
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:25.200
  • - CLIFTON: "IF HURTS WERE
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:26.160
  • HAIRS, WE'D ALL LOOK
  • 00:22:26.160 --> 00:22:27.060
  • LIKE BEARS."
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:29.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:30.140
  • - MAX: YEAH, I LIKE THAT TOO.
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.050
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:22:31.050 --> 00:22:32.240
  • - MAX: THAT'S TRUE, THOUGH,
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:33.140
  • ISN'T IT?
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:34.050
  • - CLIFTON: YES, IT IS.
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:35.130
  • - MAX: YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT
  • 00:22:35.130 --> 00:22:36.100
  • SOME PEOPLE AND SAY, "OH,
  • 00:22:36.100 --> 00:22:37.170
  • NOTHIN' WRONG HAS EVER HAPPENED
  • 00:22:37.170 --> 00:22:38.090
  • TO THEM.
  • 00:22:38.090 --> 00:22:40.100
  • NOTHIN' BAD HAS EVER HAPPENED
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:41.010
  • TO THEM."
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:41.120
  • WHAT?
  • 00:22:41.120 --> 00:22:42.120
  • EVERYBODY'S GOTTEN BEAT UP.
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:43.130
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:22:43.130 --> 00:22:43.280
  • - MAX: EVERYBODY, AND I KNOW,
  • 00:22:43.280 --> 00:22:45.020
  • SOME MORE THAN OTHERS, I KNOW.
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:46.140
  • BUT, BOY, ALL OF US GET BEAT UP
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:48.160
  • ALONG THE WAY, AND AS A RESULT,
  • 00:22:48.160 --> 00:22:50.080
  • SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO FORGIVE
  • 00:22:50.080 --> 00:22:51.200
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:51.200 --> 00:22:54.070
  • I THINK FORGIVENESS TAKES ITS
  • 00:22:54.070 --> 00:22:55.140
  • TOLL ON US.
  • 00:22:55.140 --> 00:22:56.160
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY DID AN
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:58.080
  • INTERESTING STUDY OF THE EIGHT
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:01.210
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF HAPPY PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:01.210 --> 00:23:03.010
  • OF THOSE EIGHT CHARACTERISTICS,
  • 00:23:03.010 --> 00:23:05.040
  • FOUR HAD TO DO WITH FORGIVING AN
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:08.160
  • ENEMY, RELEASING RESENTMENT,
  • 00:23:08.160 --> 00:23:10.250
  • CHOOSING NOT TO HARBOR A GRUDGE.
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:14.040
  • IT WAS THIS IDEA OF MOVING ON
  • 00:23:14.040 --> 00:23:16.130
  • WITH LIFE.
  • 00:23:16.130 --> 00:23:19.020
  • I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A
  • 00:23:19.020 --> 00:23:20.170
  • RESEARCHER, HOWEVER, TO TELL YA
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:22.290
  • THAT YOU'RE HAPPIER IF YOU'RE
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:24.130
  • NOT TICKED OFF, YOU KNOW, RIGHT?
  • 00:23:24.130 --> 00:23:26.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:29.290
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YEAH, YOU
  • 00:23:29.290 --> 00:23:31.010
  • DON'T NEED A SHRINK TO TELL YOU
  • 00:23:31.010 --> 00:23:31.260
  • THAT.
  • 00:23:31.260 --> 00:23:32.080
  • - MAX: I DON'T THINK SO.
  • 00:23:32.080 --> 00:23:32.270
  • - CLIFTON: SOME THINGS OUGHT TO
  • 00:23:32.270 --> 00:23:33.190
  • JUST DAWN ON YA.
  • 00:23:33.190 --> 00:23:34.180
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S
  • 00:23:34.180 --> 00:23:35.080
  • RIGHT.
  • 00:23:35.080 --> 00:23:35.270
  • WE DON'T NEED TO PAY A MILLION
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:37.020
  • DOLLARS FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT,
  • 00:23:37.020 --> 00:23:37.280
  • DO WE?
  • 00:23:37.280 --> 00:23:39.290
  • NEVER ONCE HAS MY WIFE COME TO
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:41.020
  • ME AND SAID, "MAX, I JUST SO
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:42.130
  • WISH YOU WERE ANGRY AT PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:42.130 --> 00:23:44.260
  • COULD YOU NOT HAVE A
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:45.180
  • GRUDGE TODAY?
  • 00:23:45.180 --> 00:23:46.290
  • I JUST WANT YOU TO HAVE
  • 00:23:46.290 --> 00:23:47.230
  • A GRUDGE."
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:50.260
  • NO, MY WIFE NEVER
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:51.110
  • ASKED THAT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:52.090
  • BECAUSE THE FACT OF THE MATTER
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:53.100
  • IS, WE DO GET HURT, AND THE FACT
  • 00:23:53.100 --> 00:23:55.200
  • OF THE MATTER IS GRUDGES CAN
  • 00:23:55.200 --> 00:23:58.000
  • COME TO BE A PART OF OUR LIVES,
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:24:00.040
  • SO THE APOSTLE PAUL IN ONE OF
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:02.190
  • THE "ONE ANOTHER" VERSES, THAT'S
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:04.010
  • PRETTY CHALLENGING, HE SAID,
  • 00:24:04.010 --> 00:24:05.220
  • "FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:24:05.220 --> 00:24:07.200
  • FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS GOD
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:12.030
  • IN CHRIST HAS FORGIVEN YOU."
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:15.100
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:17.120
  • - MAX: THERE GOES THE APOSTLE
  • 00:24:17.120 --> 00:24:18.030
  • PAUL, AGAIN, RIGHT?
  • 00:24:18.030 --> 00:24:19.090
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:24:19.090 --> 00:24:20.180
  • - MAX: IT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR HIM
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:21.100
  • TO SAY: JUST FORGIVE ONE
  • 00:24:21.100 --> 00:24:22.130
  • ANOTHER." HE SAYS, "LIKE JESUS
  • 00:24:22.130 --> 00:24:23.210
  • FORGAVE YOU."
  • 00:24:23.210 --> 00:24:25.170
  • - CLIFTON: YOU SEE, YOU SEE,
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:28.040
  • INSTEAD OF JUST GIVING US A
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:28.240
  • CROSSWALK TO GO OVER, HE GIVES
  • 00:24:28.240 --> 00:24:30.230
  • US A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB.
  • 00:24:30.230 --> 00:24:32.070
  • - MAX: HE DOES.
  • 00:24:32.070 --> 00:24:33.100
  • - CLIFTON: OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:24:33.100 --> 00:24:34.190
  • - MAX: 'CAUSE YOU THINK OF THE
  • 00:24:34.190 --> 00:24:35.210
  • WAYS THAT GOD HAS FORGIVEN US--
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:36.140
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.240
  • - MAX: -- IN FULL KNOWLEDGE OF
  • 00:24:37.240 --> 00:24:40.000
  • ALL OF OUR SIN, FULL KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:24:40.020 --> 00:24:43.020
  • NOT JUST OF WHAT WE'VE DONE, BUT
  • 00:24:43.020 --> 00:24:44.030
  • WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, FULL
  • 00:24:44.030 --> 00:24:45.040
  • KNOWLEDGE OF THE TIMES THAT
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:46.040
  • WE'VE DISAPPOINTED HIM, AND WE
  • 00:24:46.040 --> 00:24:47.210
  • COULD'VE TRIED HARDER OR KEPT
  • 00:24:47.210 --> 00:24:50.110
  • MORE PROMISES, BUT HE FORGIVES
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:52.130
  • US, AND, YOU KNOW, HE TAKES OUR
  • 00:24:52.130 --> 00:24:54.050
  • SINS, AND HE THROWS THEM AS FAR
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:55.140
  • AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST--
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:56.090
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S A LONG WAY.
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:24:57.140
  • - MAX: -- THROWS 'EM INTO THE
  • 00:24:57.140 --> 00:24:58.220
  • DEEPEST OCEAN.
  • 00:24:58.220 --> 00:24:59.140
  • THAT'S HOW I'M FORGIVEN.
  • 00:24:59.140 --> 00:25:01.010
  • AND SO PAUL SAYS, "MAX, GIVEN
  • 00:25:01.010 --> 00:25:03.190
  • THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:25:03.250 --> 00:25:06.250
  • GIVEN SO MUCH GRACE, COULD YOU
  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:08.230
  • NOT GIVE THAT GRACE TO OTHER
  • 00:25:08.230 --> 00:25:11.020
  • PEOPLE?"
  • 00:25:11.020 --> 00:25:13.080
  • AND SO THAT'S A CHALLENGE, AND
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:14.160
  • IN THE BOOK, I TALK ABOUT
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:15.270
  • UNDERSTANDING WHAT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:17.110
  • IS.
  • 00:25:17.110 --> 00:25:18.220
  • IT'S NOT ENDORSING SOMEONE'S
  • 00:25:18.220 --> 00:25:20.150
  • MISBEHAVIOR.
  • 00:25:20.150 --> 00:25:21.210
  • IT'S NOT SAYING WHAT THEY DID TO
  • 00:25:21.210 --> 00:25:24.010
  • YOU IS RIGHT, NOR IS IT SAYING
  • 00:25:25.060 --> 00:25:28.060
  • YOU WANNA BE WITH THEM AGAIN.
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:29.280
  • I MEAN, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN
  • 00:25:29.280 --> 00:25:31.120
  • YOU-- IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON, BUT
  • 00:25:31.120 --> 00:25:32.220
  • FORGIVENESS IS SIMPLY ENTRUSTING
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:36.150
  • THEM INTO THE HANDS OF GOD.
  • 00:25:37.090 --> 00:25:40.090
  • GOD SAID, "VENGEANCE IS MINE,"
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:44.170
  • AND THEN HE SAID,
  • 00:25:44.170 --> 00:25:45.020
  • "I WILL REPAY."
  • 00:25:45.020 --> 00:25:47.060
  • THERE'S A PART OF US THAT SAYS,
  • 00:25:47.060 --> 00:25:47.280
  • "HE OUGHT TO GET WHAT
  • 00:25:47.280 --> 00:25:49.010
  • HE'S GOT COMING.
  • 00:25:49.010 --> 00:25:50.070
  • SHE OUGHT TO GET WHAT SHE'S GOT
  • 00:25:50.070 --> 00:25:51.070
  • A COMING, AND GOD SAYS, "YEAH,
  • 00:25:51.070 --> 00:25:52.090
  • YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:53.250
  • I WILL REPAY.
  • 00:25:53.250 --> 00:25:55.220
  • I WILL REPAY IN THE RIGHT AMOUNT
  • 00:25:55.220 --> 00:25:56.160
  • IN THE RIGHT WAY AT THE
  • 00:25:56.160 --> 00:25:58.060
  • RIGHT TIME."
  • 00:25:58.060 --> 00:25:59.190
  • IF I TRIED TO SETTLE THE
  • 00:25:59.190 --> 00:26:01.150
  • SCORE, I EITHER DO TOO LITTLE
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:02.170
  • OR TOO MUCH.
  • 00:26:02.170 --> 00:26:03.240
  • - CLIFTON: OR MAYBE YOU'LL DO
  • 00:26:03.240 --> 00:26:04.150
  • SOME TIME.
  • 00:26:04.150 --> 00:26:05.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:26:08.030 --> 00:26:11.030
  • - MAX: THAT'S GOOD, THAT'S
  • 00:26:11.030 --> 00:26:11.270
  • GOOD.
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:14.120
  • YOU ARE QUICK, YOU ARE QUICK.
  • 00:26:14.180 --> 00:26:17.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:26:17.180 --> 00:26:18.060
  • YOU ARE QUICK.
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:20.100
  • SO VENGEANCE-- I MEAN,
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:21.170
  • FORGIVENESS IS-- IT'S JUST KIND
  • 00:26:21.170 --> 00:26:22.170
  • OF THE ACT OF ENTRUSTING THOSE
  • 00:26:22.170 --> 00:26:23.240
  • HURTS TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:26:23.240 --> 00:26:25.270
  • I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO
  • 00:26:26.090 --> 00:26:29.090
  • POINT OUT THAT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:26:29.090 --> 00:26:30.030
  • IS A PROCESS.
  • 00:26:30.030 --> 00:26:32.220
  • I WISH THERE WAS A SWITCH WE
  • 00:26:32.220 --> 00:26:33.120
  • COULD FLIP, AND FORGIVENESS
  • 00:26:33.120 --> 00:26:35.130
  • WOULD JUST HAPPEN, BUT IT IS A
  • 00:26:35.130 --> 00:26:37.010
  • PROCESS, AND SO, EVEN NOW IN MY
  • 00:26:37.290 --> 00:26:40.290
  • HEART, I'M PRAYING FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:26:40.290 --> 00:26:42.200
  • WHO ARE WATCHING IN THE
  • 00:26:42.200 --> 00:26:44.070
  • AUDIENCE, WHETHER TELEVISION, OR
  • 00:26:44.070 --> 00:26:45.190
  • HERE IN PERSON, WHO THE LORD IS
  • 00:26:45.210 --> 00:26:48.210
  • BRINGING TO THEIR MINDS SOMEBODY
  • 00:26:49.060 --> 00:26:52.060
  • WHO HAS OFFENDED THEM IN THE
  • 00:26:52.060 --> 00:26:53.000
  • PAST, AND WHAT I SENSE THE LORD
  • 00:26:53.000 --> 00:26:54.110
  • JESUS SAYING TO US TODAY ABOUT
  • 00:26:54.110 --> 00:26:55.250
  • THIS IS, "YEAH, WHAT THEY DID TO
  • 00:26:55.250 --> 00:26:58.200
  • YOU WAS WRONG.
  • 00:26:58.200 --> 00:26:59.120
  • IT WAS WRONG.
  • 00:26:59.120 --> 00:27:01.270
  • I'LL HANDLE THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:01.270 --> 00:27:02.230
  • I'LL HANDLE THAT.
  • 00:27:02.230 --> 00:27:05.020
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET ME HEAL YOU?
  • 00:27:05.020 --> 00:27:06.060
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET ME SPEAK WORDS
  • 00:27:06.060 --> 00:27:08.050
  • OF HEALING INTO YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:27:08.050 --> 00:27:10.090
  • LET'S FLIP THE PAGE IN THE BOOK
  • 00:27:10.090 --> 00:27:12.170
  • OF YOUR LIFE, AND LET'S MOVE ON.
  • 00:27:13.110 --> 00:27:16.110
  • LET'S MOVE ON."
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:17.110
  • YOU KNOW, MY FRIEND ALWAYS SAYS,
  • 00:27:17.110 --> 00:27:19.130
  • "THERE'S A REASON THAT
  • 00:27:19.130 --> 00:27:20.140
  • THE REARVIEW MIRROR
  • 00:27:20.140 --> 00:27:22.210
  • IS SO MUCH SMALLER THAN THE
  • 00:27:22.210 --> 00:27:23.250
  • WINDSHIELD, AND THAT'S 'CAUSE
  • 00:27:23.250 --> 00:27:25.110
  • THE FUTURE IS SO MUCH BIGGER
  • 00:27:25.110 --> 00:27:26.100
  • THAN THE PAST."
  • 00:27:26.100 --> 00:27:28.020
  • - CLIFTON: COME ON, NOW.
  • 00:27:28.020 --> 00:27:28.250
  • - MAX: WE WANNA HAVE A BIG
  • 00:27:28.250 --> 00:27:30.160
  • WINDSHIELD TOMORROW 'CAUSE
  • 00:27:30.160 --> 00:27:31.120
  • TOMORROW--
  • 00:27:31.120 --> 00:27:33.200
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:27:33.200 --> 00:27:35.230
  • -- TOMORROW IS WHAT MAKES A
  • 00:27:35.230 --> 00:27:36.240
  • DIFFERENCE, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:37.120
  • - CLIFTON: YES.
  • 00:27:37.120 --> 00:27:38.250
  • - MAX: AND SO WE DON'T GAIN A
  • 00:27:38.250 --> 00:27:39.180
  • LOT BY REHASHING AND REHEARSING
  • 00:27:39.180 --> 00:27:40.210
  • THE PAST.
  • 00:27:40.210 --> 00:27:41.120
  • AT SOME POINT, IT'S TIME TO MOVE
  • 00:27:41.120 --> 00:27:43.190
  • FORWARD, AND I THINK THE LORD
  • 00:27:43.190 --> 00:27:45.100
  • JESUS CAN SUPERNATURALLY HELP US
  • 00:27:45.100 --> 00:27:47.030
  • IN THIS.
  • 00:27:47.030 --> 00:27:48.270
  • I KNOW HE WANTS TO, AND SO HE
  • 00:27:48.270 --> 00:27:51.030
  • SAYS, "FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER," AND
  • 00:27:51.030 --> 00:27:52.120
  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENS: I BECOME A
  • 00:27:52.120 --> 00:27:53.140
  • HAPPIER PERSON.
  • 00:27:53.140 --> 00:27:56.060
  • I BECOME A HAPPIER PERSON.
  • 00:27:56.060 --> 00:27:57.260
  • I'VE NOTICED THAT THE PHRASES
  • 00:27:57.260 --> 00:28:00.040
  • THAT WE USE, LIKE, "THAT PERSON
  • 00:28:00.040 --> 00:28:02.080
  • IS A PAIN IN THE NECK," IT'S MY
  • 00:28:02.080 --> 00:28:03.130
  • NECK, NOT THEIR NECK.
  • 00:28:03.130 --> 00:28:04.050
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:28:04.050 --> 00:28:06.080
  • I'M THE ONE WHO HURTS, RIGHT?
  • 00:28:06.080 --> 00:28:07.070
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:28:07.070 --> 00:28:08.070
  • - MAX: SO BY RELEASING THEM,
  • 00:28:08.070 --> 00:28:09.020
  • I'M REALLY RELEASING HAPPINESS
  • 00:28:09.020 --> 00:28:10.180
  • IN MY OWN LIFE.
  • 00:28:10.180 --> 00:28:12.070
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S A WONDERFUL
  • 00:28:12.070 --> 00:28:13.020
  • THOUGHT, HUH?
  • 00:28:13.020 --> 00:28:13.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:28:16.110 --> 00:28:19.110
  • MAX, HOW HAS YOUR MINISTRY BEEN
  • 00:28:19.110 --> 00:28:22.110
  • IMPACTED BY THE POWER OF
  • 00:28:22.110 --> 00:28:23.120
  • ENCOURAGEMENT?
  • 00:28:23.120 --> 00:28:25.230
  • HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED YOUR
  • 00:28:25.230 --> 00:28:27.050
  • MINISTRY?
  • 00:28:27.050 --> 00:28:29.160
  • - MAX: I LOVE ENCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:28:29.160 --> 00:28:30.180
  • AND MY PERSONAL CONVICTION IS
  • 00:28:30.230 --> 00:28:33.230
  • THAT WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY IN
  • 00:28:33.230 --> 00:28:35.280
  • WHICH PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY TO BE
  • 00:28:35.280 --> 00:28:37.100
  • ENCOURAGED.
  • 00:28:37.100 --> 00:28:39.040
  • WE JUST-- I LIKE THE STORY OF
  • 00:28:39.040 --> 00:28:41.270
  • THE LITTLE BOY WHO SAID, "DADDY,
  • 00:28:41.270 --> 00:28:43.040
  • LET'S THROW DARTS.
  • 00:28:43.040 --> 00:28:45.180
  • I'LL THROW THE DART, AND YOU
  • 00:28:45.180 --> 00:28:48.130
  • SAY, 'WONDERFUL.'"
  • 00:28:48.130 --> 00:28:49.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:28:49.070 --> 00:28:51.220
  • WE ALL NEED SOMEBODY TO SAY,
  • 00:28:51.220 --> 00:28:52.120
  • "WONDERFUL."
  • 00:28:52.120 --> 00:28:52.240
  • YOU KNOW, WE ALL
  • 00:28:52.240 --> 00:28:53.270
  • NEED A CHEERLEADER.
  • 00:28:53.270 --> 00:28:55.010
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:28:55.010 --> 00:28:56.060
  • - MAX: DO YOU KNOW THAT, THIS
  • 00:28:56.060 --> 00:28:57.270
  • WE STUDIED A PASSAGE I KNOW YOU
  • 00:29:00.100 --> 00:29:01.220
  • LOVE, JOHN 14:15 AND 16, ABOUT
  • 00:29:01.220 --> 00:29:03.140
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:29:03.140 --> 00:29:05.120
  • THE "PARAKLETE" IS WHAT--THE
  • 00:29:05.120 --> 00:29:06.140
  • GREEK WORD THAT JESUS USES THERE
  • 00:29:06.140 --> 00:29:09.130
  • TO TALK ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS
  • 00:29:09.130 --> 00:29:10.180
  • "PARAKLETE"--
  • 00:29:10.180 --> 00:29:12.040
  • - CLIFTON: "PARAKLETOS."
  • 00:29:12.040 --> 00:29:13.170
  • AND THE VERB FORM OF THAT IS
  • 00:29:16.070 --> 00:29:17.200
  • "ENCOURAGE," THE ONE WHO COMES
  • 00:29:17.200 --> 00:29:18.270
  • ALONGSIDE AND CALLS FOR US, SO
  • 00:29:18.270 --> 00:29:21.010
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN
  • 00:29:21.010 --> 00:29:22.000
  • ENCOURAGER.
  • 00:29:22.000 --> 00:29:23.150
  • HE'S CALLING FORTH THE GOOD IN
  • 00:29:23.150 --> 00:29:24.220
  • US, AND YOU HAVE THAT GIFT,
  • 00:29:24.220 --> 00:29:26.000
  • CLIFTON.
  • 00:29:26.000 --> 00:29:27.130
  • YOU CALL FORTH THE GOOD
  • 00:29:27.130 --> 00:29:28.080
  • OUT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:28.080 --> 00:29:30.010
  • IT'S A REAL GIFT, AND WE LIVE IN
  • 00:29:30.010 --> 00:29:32.140
  • A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE GET SO
  • 00:29:32.140 --> 00:29:33.160
  • DISCOURAGED, SO DISCOURAGED THAT
  • 00:29:33.160 --> 00:29:35.230
  • WE NEED THAT MINISTRY OF
  • 00:29:35.230 --> 00:29:38.070
  • ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:29:38.070 --> 00:29:40.030
  • I REALLY THINK THAT--
  • 00:29:40.030 --> 00:29:41.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:29:41.180 --> 00:29:42.020
  • AMEN.
  • 00:29:45.260 --> 00:29:48.260
  • WHEN I GOT INTO PREACHING 40
  • 00:29:48.260 --> 00:29:50.130
  • YEARS AGO, THE BEST ADVICE I GOT
  • 00:29:50.130 --> 00:29:52.080
  • WAS "PREACH LIKE THERE'S A
  • 00:29:52.080 --> 00:29:54.070
  • BROKEN HEART ON EVERY PEW," AND
  • 00:29:54.100 --> 00:29:57.100
  • I BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:29:57.100 --> 00:29:58.210
  • I BELIEVE THERE'S A BROKEN
  • 00:29:58.210 --> 00:29:59.170
  • HEART.
  • 00:29:59.170 --> 00:30:00.170
  • WE DON'T HAVE PEWS IN OUR
  • 00:30:00.170 --> 00:30:01.200
  • BUILDING ANYMORE.
  • 00:30:01.200 --> 00:30:03.100
  • MOST CHURCHES HAVE GONE TO
  • 00:30:03.100 --> 00:30:04.220
  • THEATER SEATS OR CHAIRS OR
  • 00:30:04.220 --> 00:30:05.280
  • SOMETHING, BUT THE FACT IS THE
  • 00:30:05.280 --> 00:30:06.250
  • SAME.
  • 00:30:06.250 --> 00:30:08.150
  • THERE'S BROKEN HEARTS
  • 00:30:08.150 --> 00:30:10.030
  • EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:30:10.030 --> 00:30:11.170
  • THERE'S BROKEN HEARTS
  • 00:30:11.170 --> 00:30:12.120
  • EVERYWHERE, AND SO WE CAN HAVE
  • 00:30:12.120 --> 00:30:14.000
  • THIS MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:30:14.000 --> 00:30:15.030
  • ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:30:15.030 --> 00:30:16.210
  • I READ SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:30:16.210 --> 00:30:18.080
  • ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU'LL
  • 00:30:18.080 --> 00:30:20.000
  • APPRECIATE, I THINK.
  • 00:30:20.000 --> 00:30:22.220
  • WHEN A COACH ENCOURAGES HIS OR
  • 00:30:22.220 --> 00:30:25.120
  • HER PLAYER WITH WORDS OF
  • 00:30:25.240 --> 00:30:28.240
  • AFFIRMATION, SOMETHING PHYSICAL
  • 00:30:28.260 --> 00:30:31.260
  • HAPPENS TO THEIR EYESIGHT.
  • 00:30:31.260 --> 00:30:34.100
  • THEIR PERIPHERAL VISION EXPANDS.
  • 00:30:34.100 --> 00:30:36.000
  • - CLIFTON: I NEVER HEARD THAT.
  • 00:30:36.000 --> 00:30:37.120
  • - MAX: I HADN'T NEITHER.
  • 00:30:37.120 --> 00:30:38.010
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S PROFOUND.
  • 00:30:38.010 --> 00:30:38.220
  • - MAX: IT'S IN A BOOK CALLED
  • 00:30:38.220 --> 00:30:39.250
  • "POSITIVITY" IN THE GREAT
  • 00:30:39.250 --> 00:30:41.030
  • THEOLOGICAL JOURNAL CALLED
  • 00:30:41.030 --> 00:30:42.030
  • "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED."
  • 00:30:42.030 --> 00:30:43.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:43.150 --> 00:30:46.040
  • BUT IT'S A GREAT ARTICLE.
  • 00:30:46.040 --> 00:30:46.290
  • I QUOTE IT IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:30:46.290 --> 00:30:47.250
  • AND THE POINT IS THAT, IF YOU
  • 00:30:47.250 --> 00:30:50.010
  • WANT YOUR PLAYER-- OR THIS WOULD
  • 00:30:50.010 --> 00:30:51.110
  • APPLY TO BEING A PARENT OR A
  • 00:30:51.110 --> 00:30:53.190
  • TEACHER OR AN EMPLOYER, BUT IF
  • 00:30:53.190 --> 00:30:56.090
  • YOU WANT THE PEOPLE THAT REPORT
  • 00:30:56.090 --> 00:30:58.030
  • TO YOU OR YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR
  • 00:30:58.030 --> 00:31:00.170
  • TO DO BETTER, ENCOURAGE 'EM.
  • 00:31:00.170 --> 00:31:01.210
  • ENCOURAGE 'EM.
  • 00:31:01.210 --> 00:31:02.260
  • IF YOU WANT THAT BATTER, WHEN HE
  • 00:31:02.260 --> 00:31:05.110
  • OR SHE STEPS UP TO HOME PLATE,
  • 00:31:05.110 --> 00:31:06.250
  • TO HAVE INCREASED VISION WHEN
  • 00:31:06.250 --> 00:31:09.020
  • THEY BAT, YOU JUST TELL 'EM,
  • 00:31:09.020 --> 00:31:10.270
  • "YOU'RE DOIN' A GREAT JOB.
  • 00:31:10.270 --> 00:31:12.020
  • YOU'RE GONNA GET A HIT.
  • 00:31:12.020 --> 00:31:14.080
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU."
  • 00:31:14.080 --> 00:31:15.070
  • AND SOMETHING PHYSICAL
  • 00:31:15.070 --> 00:31:15.270
  • HAPPENS TO OUR EYES.
  • 00:31:15.270 --> 00:31:17.000
  • - CLIFTON: WOW.
  • 00:31:17.000 --> 00:31:18.120
  • - MAX: AND SO YOU CAN ASSUME
  • 00:31:18.120 --> 00:31:19.240
  • THEN, THAT THE OPPOSITE HAPPENS.
  • 00:31:19.240 --> 00:31:21.080
  • YOU WANNA INCREASE THE ODDS THAT
  • 00:31:21.080 --> 00:31:22.110
  • HE OR SHE'S GONNA STRIKE OUT,
  • 00:31:22.110 --> 00:31:23.020
  • JUST YELL AT 'EM.
  • 00:31:23.020 --> 00:31:24.090
  • HEY, I CAN REMEMBER IN SPORTS,
  • 00:31:24.090 --> 00:31:25.180
  • AS A KID, I GOT YELLED AT A LOT.
  • 00:31:25.180 --> 00:31:28.010
  • I DON'T THINK IT DID ME
  • 00:31:28.010 --> 00:31:29.010
  • MUCH GOOD.
  • 00:31:29.010 --> 00:31:30.170
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, ME NEITHER.
  • 00:31:30.170 --> 00:31:31.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:31.080 --> 00:31:31.260
  • - MAX: BUT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN
  • 00:31:31.260 --> 00:31:32.260
  • BRING THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:31:32.260 --> 00:31:33.250
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:31:33.250 --> 00:31:35.170
  • "ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER AND BUILD
  • 00:31:35.170 --> 00:31:36.150
  • ONE ANOTHER UP."
  • 00:31:36.150 --> 00:31:39.140
  • BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP,
  • 00:31:39.140 --> 00:31:40.290
  • AND WHAT A NECESSARY MINISTRY,
  • 00:31:40.290 --> 00:31:43.170
  • AN IMPORTANT MINISTRY THAT IS.
  • 00:31:43.170 --> 00:31:45.030
  • - CLIFTON: THAT IS A
  • 00:31:45.030 --> 00:31:45.200
  • WONDERFUL THING.
  • 00:31:45.200 --> 00:31:47.110
  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT TODAY'S SOCIETY
  • 00:31:47.110 --> 00:31:49.090
  • THAT SO MANY PEOPLE FIND IT--
  • 00:31:49.090 --> 00:31:51.270
  • IT'S LIKE THEY'VE GOT PERMISSION
  • 00:31:51.270 --> 00:31:54.220
  • TO BE RUDE AND DISGRUNTLED,
  • 00:31:56.000 --> 00:31:59.000
  • AND THEY SHARE IT
  • 00:31:59.000 --> 00:32:00.210
  • EVERYWHERE THEY GO.
  • 00:32:00.210 --> 00:32:01.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:01.290 --> 00:32:03.220
  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT SOCIETY?
  • 00:32:03.220 --> 00:32:04.290
  • - MAX: HAS IT ALWAYS BEEN
  • 00:32:04.290 --> 00:32:05.180
  • THIS WAY?
  • 00:32:05.180 --> 00:32:06.190
  • - CLIFTON: NO, NO, THERE WAS A
  • 00:32:06.190 --> 00:32:09.110
  • KINDER GENTLER TIME, AND IT
  • 00:32:09.110 --> 00:32:11.260
  • WASN'T JUST GEORGE W. BUSH
  • 00:32:11.260 --> 00:32:14.070
  • WHO TOLD US ABOUT IT.
  • 00:32:14.070 --> 00:32:15.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:15.200 --> 00:32:17.020
  • - MAX: WHEN DID IT START
  • 00:32:17.020 --> 00:32:17.210
  • TO CHANGE?
  • 00:32:17.210 --> 00:32:18.070
  • - CLIFTON: THERE WAS OUR TIME
  • 00:32:18.070 --> 00:32:19.280
  • WHEN-- I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:32:19.280 --> 00:32:21.000
  • I THINK MAYBE-- JUST BETWEEN YOU
  • 00:32:21.000 --> 00:32:22.150
  • AND ME--
  • 00:32:22.150 --> 00:32:25.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:25.030 --> 00:32:26.130
  • -- AND THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
  • 00:32:26.130 --> 00:32:29.000
  • WATCHING US, I THINK THAT THERE
  • 00:32:30.030 --> 00:32:33.030
  • ARE TIMES IN OUR SOCIETY WHEN WE
  • 00:32:33.030 --> 00:32:34.200
  • FEEL LED OR GIVEN PERMISSION TO
  • 00:32:34.200 --> 00:32:36.180
  • HATE OPENLY, AND I THINK WE'RE
  • 00:32:40.100 --> 00:32:43.100
  • IN ONE OF THOSE PERIODS.
  • 00:32:43.100 --> 00:32:44.080
  • - MAX: I AGREE, I AGREE.
  • 00:32:45.090 --> 00:32:48.090
  • - CLIFTON: IT'S AS THOUGH WE'VE
  • 00:32:48.090 --> 00:32:49.010
  • BEEN TURNED LOOSE.
  • 00:32:49.010 --> 00:32:49.160
  • SOMEONE HAS LET LOOSE THE DOGS.
  • 00:32:49.160 --> 00:32:50.080
  • - MAX: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:32:50.080 --> 00:32:51.120
  • - CLIFTON: TOLD YA, "DON'T
  • 00:32:51.120 --> 00:32:52.090
  • WORRY, JUST BITE ANYWHERE
  • 00:32:52.090 --> 00:32:53.210
  • YOU WANT.
  • 00:32:53.210 --> 00:32:55.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:55.100 --> 00:32:56.060
  • - MAX: YEAH.
  • 00:32:56.060 --> 00:32:57.120
  • - CLIFTON: AND IT'S SAD TO
  • 00:32:57.120 --> 00:32:58.020
  • SEE SOCIETY LIKE THAT.
  • 00:32:58.020 --> 00:32:58.280
  • - MAX: IT'S HOSTILE.
  • 00:32:58.280 --> 00:32:59.220
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:32:59.220 --> 00:33:00.090
  • - MAX: WE'RE HOSTILE TO
  • 00:33:00.090 --> 00:33:01.090
  • ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:33:01.090 --> 00:33:01.240
  • - CLIFTON: THE MORAL COMPASS
  • 00:33:01.240 --> 00:33:03.030
  • HAS BEEN THROWN OUT THE WINDOW,
  • 00:33:03.030 --> 00:33:03.250
  • AND WE NEED JESUS.
  • 00:33:05.180 --> 00:33:08.180
  • - MAX: WE DO, WE DO, WE DO,
  • 00:33:08.180 --> 00:33:09.190
  • WE DO.
  • 00:33:09.190 --> 00:33:10.290
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:33:12.220 --> 00:33:15.220
  • - CLIFTON: ANYWAY, WHY DO YOU
  • 00:33:15.220 --> 00:33:17.140
  • THINK PEOPLE ARE MORE APT TO BE
  • 00:33:17.140 --> 00:33:18.260
  • RUDE IN SOCIETY TODAY?
  • 00:33:19.100 --> 00:33:22.100
  • I THINK A-- HMM, IT'S A HOSTILE
  • 00:33:29.190 --> 00:33:32.190
  • CULTURE THAT WE'VE CULTIVATED IN
  • 00:33:32.190 --> 00:33:35.080
  • WHICH SO MUCH OF LEADERSHIP IS
  • 00:33:37.010 --> 00:33:40.010
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:33:44.100 --> 00:33:45.090
  • - MAX: IN A FAMILY, AS A
  • 00:33:45.090 --> 00:33:46.230
  • FATHER, I'VE GOTTA TRY TO SET
  • 00:33:46.230 --> 00:33:48.060
  • THE RIGHT TONE, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:33:48.060 --> 00:33:49.200
  • AND AS A PASTOR, I'VE GOTTA TRY
  • 00:33:49.200 --> 00:33:51.010
  • TO SET THE RIGHT TONE.
  • 00:33:52.160 --> 00:33:55.160
  • AND WE NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR
  • 00:33:55.160 --> 00:33:57.050
  • LEADERS IN OUR COUNTRY TO SET
  • 00:33:57.050 --> 00:33:58.180
  • THE RIGHT TONE, WE DO.
  • 00:33:59.110 --> 00:34:02.130
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:02.130 --> 00:34:04.010
  • - CLIFTON: WELL, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:34:04.010 --> 00:34:06.110
  • - MAX: WE'RE IN NEED OF THAT
  • 00:34:06.110 --> 00:34:09.010
  • TONE THAT SAYS, "LET'S WORK
  • 00:34:09.010 --> 00:34:09.210
  • TOGETHER."
  • 00:34:09.210 --> 00:34:11.150
  • IT SAYS, "WE MAY NOT AGREE,
  • 00:34:11.150 --> 00:34:12.110
  • BUT LET'S DISAGREE,
  • 00:34:12.110 --> 00:34:13.240
  • AGREEABLY."
  • 00:34:13.240 --> 00:34:15.230
  • - CLIFTON: YES, YES.
  • 00:34:15.230 --> 00:34:16.200
  • - MAX: THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.
  • 00:34:16.200 --> 00:34:17.210
  • WE NEED THAT.
  • 00:34:17.210 --> 00:34:18.230
  • I THINK WE'VE HAD IT IN
  • 00:34:18.230 --> 00:34:19.200
  • THE PAST.
  • 00:34:19.200 --> 00:34:20.050
  • I THINK WE COULD SURE USE IT
  • 00:34:20.050 --> 00:34:21.070
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:34:21.070 --> 00:34:22.050
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:34:22.050 --> 00:34:23.200
  • - MAX: NOW, THE BIBLE TALKS
  • 00:34:23.200 --> 00:34:24.220
  • ABOUT THIS TOO, RIGHT?
  • 00:34:24.220 --> 00:34:26.000
  • I THINK THE "ONE ANOTHER"
  • 00:34:26.000 --> 00:34:28.090
  • PASSAGE THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO
  • 00:34:28.090 --> 00:34:29.220
  • THIS IS THE PASSAGE IN WHICH THE
  • 00:34:29.220 --> 00:34:32.150
  • APOSTLE PAUL SAYS, "ACCEPT ONE
  • 00:34:32.150 --> 00:34:33.290
  • ANOTHER, EVEN AS CHRIST HAS
  • 00:34:33.290 --> 00:34:36.150
  • ACCEPTED YOU."
  • 00:34:36.150 --> 00:34:38.080
  • WE ALL FIND OURSELVES
  • 00:34:38.080 --> 00:34:39.210
  • ACROSS THE TABLE OR SHARING
  • 00:34:40.170 --> 00:34:43.170
  • A CARPOOL OR LIVING NEXT
  • 00:34:43.170 --> 00:34:45.050
  • DOOR TO SOMEBODY THAT'S REALLY
  • 00:34:45.050 --> 00:34:47.020
  • OPPOSITE OF US, YOU KNOW, IN A
  • 00:34:47.020 --> 00:34:49.290
  • VARIETY OF WAYS.
  • 00:34:50.210 --> 00:34:53.210
  • THEY HAVE DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY
  • 00:34:53.210 --> 00:34:54.120
  • OF LIFE.
  • 00:34:54.120 --> 00:34:56.080
  • MAYBE THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT
  • 00:34:56.080 --> 00:34:56.280
  • POLITICAL VIEWPOINT.
  • 00:34:56.280 --> 00:34:57.240
  • MAYBE THEY'RE FROM A DIFFERENT
  • 00:34:57.240 --> 00:34:59.230
  • ETHNIC BACKGROUND.
  • 00:35:00.240 --> 00:35:03.240
  • WE FIND OURSELVES IN A SITUATION
  • 00:35:03.240 --> 00:35:05.150
  • SINCE WE'RE ALL BREATHING THE
  • 00:35:05.150 --> 00:35:07.040
  • SAME AIR AND LIVING ON THE SAME
  • 00:35:07.040 --> 00:35:08.100
  • PLANET, IT'S GONNA HAPPEN,
  • 00:35:08.100 --> 00:35:09.010
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:35:09.010 --> 00:35:11.100
  • AND SO THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:35:11.100 --> 00:35:12.210
  • "NOW, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO IN A
  • 00:35:12.210 --> 00:35:14.040
  • SITUATION LIKE THAT: ACCEPT ONE
  • 00:35:14.040 --> 00:35:15.130
  • ANOTHER."
  • 00:35:15.130 --> 00:35:16.280
  • AND THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:35:16.280 --> 00:35:17.160
  • WORD.
  • 00:35:17.160 --> 00:35:18.250
  • THIS WORD MEANS "RECEIVE
  • 00:35:18.250 --> 00:35:20.110
  • SOMEBODY WITH KINDNESS
  • 00:35:20.110 --> 00:35:21.130
  • AND RESPECT."
  • 00:35:21.130 --> 00:35:22.290
  • RECEIVE SOMEBODY WITH
  • 00:35:22.290 --> 00:35:24.100
  • KINDNESS AND RESPECT.
  • 00:35:24.100 --> 00:35:25.250
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO AGREE
  • 00:35:25.250 --> 00:35:26.200
  • WITH EVERYBODY ON EVERYTHING.
  • 00:35:26.200 --> 00:35:28.140
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:35:28.140 --> 00:35:30.060
  • EVEN-- I DON'T KNOW-- LIKE THE
  • 00:35:30.060 --> 00:35:32.090
  • WAY THEY ARRIVED AT THEIR
  • 00:35:32.090 --> 00:35:33.250
  • DECISIONS, BUT IT DOES MEAN
  • 00:35:33.250 --> 00:35:35.140
  • ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ALSO ARE
  • 00:35:35.140 --> 00:35:36.270
  • MADE BY GOD, IN GOD'S IMAGE,
  • 00:35:37.040 --> 00:35:40.040
  • THEY ARE IMAGE BEARERS, AND
  • 00:35:40.080 --> 00:35:43.080
  • RECEIVE THEM AND OFFER TO THEM
  • 00:35:43.080 --> 00:35:44.270
  • THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE,
  • 00:35:45.120 --> 00:35:48.120
  • AND THAT'S RESPECT.
  • 00:35:48.120 --> 00:35:49.060
  • "I RESPECT YOU.
  • 00:35:49.060 --> 00:35:51.020
  • I RESPECT YOU AS A HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:35:51.020 --> 00:35:51.240
  • I RESPECT YOU.
  • 00:35:51.240 --> 00:35:52.170
  • WHETHER YOU'RE DONKEY OR
  • 00:35:52.170 --> 00:35:54.160
  • ELEPHANT, I RESPECT YOU.
  • 00:35:54.160 --> 00:35:55.240
  • YOU KNOW, I RESPECT THE FACT
  • 00:35:55.240 --> 00:35:57.070
  • THAT YOU TOO WERE BORN OF WOMAN,
  • 00:35:57.070 --> 00:35:59.280
  • YOU TOO WILL SOMEDAY DIE,
  • 00:35:59.280 --> 00:36:02.020
  • AND YOU TOO--"
  • 00:36:02.020 --> 00:36:02.250
  • YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ALL THIS
  • 00:36:02.250 --> 00:36:03.250
  • IN COMMON, DON'T WE?
  • 00:36:03.250 --> 00:36:05.040
  • WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE IN COMMON,
  • 00:36:05.040 --> 00:36:06.250
  • AND IF WE CAN CELEBRATE THAT AND
  • 00:36:06.250 --> 00:36:08.200
  • BEGIN TO RESPECT THAT, BRING
  • 00:36:08.200 --> 00:36:10.080
  • THAT OUT OF EACH OTHER, I AGREE
  • 00:36:10.080 --> 00:36:11.170
  • WITH YOU CLIFTON, BOY, WE NEED
  • 00:36:11.170 --> 00:36:13.000
  • THIS TODAY.
  • 00:36:13.000 --> 00:36:15.040
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:36:15.040 --> 00:36:15.290
  • - MAX: WE NEED THIS TODAY.
  • 00:36:15.290 --> 00:36:16.210
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:36:20.110 --> 00:36:23.110
  • - CLIFTON: HOW CAN GREETING ONE
  • 00:36:23.110 --> 00:36:24.240
  • ANOTHER INCREASE OUR HAPPINESS?
  • 00:36:24.240 --> 00:36:27.070
  • - MAX: I LOVE THIS ONE.
  • 00:36:27.070 --> 00:36:27.250
  • I LOVE THIS.
  • 00:36:27.250 --> 00:36:29.160
  • IT IS A FASCINATING THING.
  • 00:36:29.160 --> 00:36:30.280
  • I BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE, WHICH
  • 00:36:30.280 --> 00:36:33.010
  • IS THE WORD OF GOD, ESPECIALLY
  • 00:36:33.070 --> 00:36:36.070
  • THE EPISTLES, WHICH ARE TO THE
  • 00:36:36.090 --> 00:36:39.090
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF
  • 00:36:39.090 --> 00:36:41.000
  • GOD'S WORD, TALK, IN EACH AND
  • 00:36:41.000 --> 00:36:41.280
  • EVERY ONE, ABOUT GREETING
  • 00:36:41.280 --> 00:36:43.020
  • ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:36:43.020 --> 00:36:43.190
  • YOU NOTICE THAT.
  • 00:36:43.190 --> 00:36:44.200
  • - CLIFTON: OH, YES, YES,
  • 00:36:44.200 --> 00:36:45.090
  • I HAVE.
  • 00:36:45.090 --> 00:36:46.050
  • I NOTICED IT IN THE AIRPORT
  • 00:36:46.050 --> 00:36:47.100
  • YESTERDAY.
  • 00:36:47.100 --> 00:36:49.070
  • I SAW AN OLD MAN WHO LOOKED A
  • 00:36:49.070 --> 00:36:51.220
  • LITTLE DISGRUNTLED AND
  • 00:36:51.220 --> 00:36:53.020
  • A STRANGER.
  • 00:36:53.020 --> 00:36:55.190
  • IT'S A WHITE FELLA, AND I DIDN'T
  • 00:36:55.190 --> 00:36:57.190
  • WANNA IMPOSE OR INTRUDE ON HIM,
  • 00:36:57.190 --> 00:37:00.040
  • AND I WAS WALKING BY HIM, AND HE
  • 00:37:00.040 --> 00:37:01.210
  • SAID, "GOOD MORNING."
  • 00:37:01.250 --> 00:37:04.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:04.250 --> 00:37:07.110
  • AND I HAD JUST READ THAT IN
  • 00:37:07.110 --> 00:37:08.010
  • YOUR BOOK.
  • 00:37:08.010 --> 00:37:08.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:08.140 --> 00:37:10.200
  • I TURNED AROUND.
  • 00:37:10.200 --> 00:37:11.040
  • I SAID, "GOOD MORNING.
  • 00:37:11.040 --> 00:37:12.110
  • HOW ARE YOU?"
  • 00:37:12.110 --> 00:37:14.150
  • HE SAYS, "I'M DOIN' GOOD."
  • 00:37:14.150 --> 00:37:15.080
  • I SAID, "WELL, GOOD.
  • 00:37:15.080 --> 00:37:16.030
  • HAVE A BLESSED DAY."
  • 00:37:16.030 --> 00:37:18.130
  • AND BOTH OF US WERE
  • 00:37:18.130 --> 00:37:18.290
  • LIFTED UP BY A GREETING.
  • 00:37:18.290 --> 00:37:21.180
  • - MAX: ISN'T THAT GOOD?
  • 00:37:21.180 --> 00:37:22.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:37:22.060 --> 00:37:23.020
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:37:23.020 --> 00:37:24.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:24.020 --> 00:37:26.060
  • IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:37:26.060 --> 00:37:27.170
  • - MAX: DIDN'T TAKE MUCH,
  • 00:37:27.170 --> 00:37:28.060
  • DID IT?
  • 00:37:28.060 --> 00:37:28.180
  • - CLIFTON: NO.
  • 00:37:28.180 --> 00:37:29.100
  • - MAX: DIDN'T TAKE MUCH ON
  • 00:37:29.100 --> 00:37:30.000
  • YOUR PART.
  • 00:37:30.000 --> 00:37:30.110
  • - CLIFTON: JUST A
  • 00:37:30.110 --> 00:37:30.260
  • "GOOD MORNING."
  • 00:37:30.260 --> 00:37:31.140
  • - MAX: "GOOD MORNING."
  • 00:37:31.140 --> 00:37:32.020
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:37:32.020 --> 00:37:33.040
  • - MAX: AND IT CHANGED THE TONE.
  • 00:37:33.040 --> 00:37:34.070
  • - CLIFTON: AND IT'S SURPRISING.
  • 00:37:34.070 --> 00:37:35.070
  • YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE SHAME--
  • 00:37:35.070 --> 00:37:36.070
  • - MAX: YEAH.
  • 00:37:36.070 --> 00:37:37.180
  • - CLIFTON: -- THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:37:37.180 --> 00:37:38.160
  • SURPRISED WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS,
  • 00:37:38.160 --> 00:37:39.070
  • "GOOD MORNIN'."
  • 00:37:39.070 --> 00:37:40.030
  • - MAX: THAT IS, THAT IS.
  • 00:37:40.030 --> 00:37:40.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:40.290 --> 00:37:41.180
  • - CLIFTON: WHAT A TERRIBLE
  • 00:37:41.180 --> 00:37:42.110
  • WORLD WE LIVE IN--
  • 00:37:42.110 --> 00:37:43.010
  • - MAX: YEAH.
  • 00:37:43.010 --> 00:37:43.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:43.250 --> 00:37:44.130
  • - CLIFTON: -- SAYIN' GOOD
  • 00:37:44.130 --> 00:37:45.020
  • MORNING-- "DID SHE SAY,
  • 00:37:45.020 --> 00:37:45.220
  • 'GOOD MORNING?'
  • 00:37:45.220 --> 00:37:46.140
  • WHAT?"
  • 00:37:46.140 --> 00:37:47.130
  • "DID HE SAY, 'GOOD NIGHT' TO ME?
  • 00:37:47.130 --> 00:37:48.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:48.230 --> 00:37:50.220
  • OH, MY GOODNESS, WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:37:50.220 --> 00:37:51.220
  • I GUESS I BETTER SAY IT BACK.
  • 00:37:51.220 --> 00:37:53.190
  • 'GOOD NIGHT.'"
  • 00:37:53.190 --> 00:37:54.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:55.130 --> 00:37:58.130
  • - MAX: DOES IT EVER SEEM TO YOU
  • 00:37:58.130 --> 00:37:59.050
  • THAT EVERYBODY THESE DAYS IS
  • 00:37:59.050 --> 00:38:00.190
  • WALKIN' AROUND LIKE THIS?
  • 00:38:00.190 --> 00:38:01.250
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:38:01.250 --> 00:38:03.060
  • OH, THEY ARE.
  • 00:38:03.060 --> 00:38:04.060
  • - MAX: THEY ARE, AREN'T THEY?
  • 00:38:04.060 --> 00:38:04.270
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:38:04.270 --> 00:38:06.170
  • - MAX: I THINK WE'RE LOSING THE
  • 00:38:06.170 --> 00:38:07.170
  • FINE ART OF SAYING, "HELLO."
  • 00:38:07.170 --> 00:38:08.190
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:38:08.190 --> 00:38:09.190
  • THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:38:09.190 --> 00:38:10.220
  • - MAX: AND SO, YOU KNOW, ONE OF
  • 00:38:10.220 --> 00:38:12.200
  • THE GREATEST BOOKS IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:38:12.200 --> 00:38:14.000
  • IS THE BOOK OF ROMANS, OKAY?
  • 00:38:14.000 --> 00:38:16.210
  • THE GREAT, POWERFUL TEACHINGS OF
  • 00:38:16.210 --> 00:38:19.020
  • SANCTIFICATION AND SALVATION,
  • 00:38:19.020 --> 00:38:21.130
  • AND, OH, IT JUST--
  • 00:38:21.130 --> 00:38:23.110
  • IT'S JUST RICH.
  • 00:38:23.110 --> 00:38:24.150
  • PERSON COULD SPEND THEIR
  • 00:38:24.150 --> 00:38:25.180
  • LIFETIME IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS,
  • 00:38:25.180 --> 00:38:26.270
  • BUT WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF
  • 00:38:26.270 --> 00:38:28.170
  • THE BOOK OF ROMANS, THERE'S
  • 00:38:28.170 --> 00:38:29.140
  • ABOUT 15, OR MAYBE EVEN 18
  • 00:38:29.140 --> 00:38:31.260
  • VERSES IN WHICH THE APOSTLE
  • 00:38:31.260 --> 00:38:33.110
  • PAUL TAKES UP THIS PRECIOUS PAGE
  • 00:38:33.110 --> 00:38:35.120
  • TIME, YOU KNOW, IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:38:35.190 --> 00:38:38.190
  • AND HE SAYS, "AND BY THE WAY,
  • 00:38:38.190 --> 00:38:41.000
  • SAY, 'HELLO' TO SO-AND-SO.
  • 00:38:41.000 --> 00:38:42.270
  • SAY, 'HELLO' TO SO-AND-SO.
  • 00:38:42.270 --> 00:38:44.030
  • GREET ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:38:44.030 --> 00:38:44.190
  • GREET SO-AND-SO.
  • 00:38:44.190 --> 00:38:45.240
  • GREET--" IT GOES RIGHT DOWN THE
  • 00:38:45.240 --> 00:38:46.290
  • LIST, RIGHT DOWN THE LIST.
  • 00:38:46.290 --> 00:38:48.120
  • OFTENTIMES, SAYING
  • 00:38:48.120 --> 00:38:50.220
  • "GREET ONE ANOTHER WITH
  • 00:38:50.220 --> 00:38:51.130
  • A HOLY KISS."
  • 00:38:51.130 --> 00:38:52.180
  • I REMEMBER READIN' THAT
  • 00:38:52.180 --> 00:38:53.100
  • WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER,
  • 00:38:53.100 --> 00:38:54.020
  • WONDERING IF I CAN GET
  • 00:38:54.020 --> 00:38:54.240
  • BY WITH THAT.
  • 00:38:54.240 --> 00:38:55.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:38:55.240 --> 00:38:56.250
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, IT WAS ONE OF
  • 00:38:56.250 --> 00:38:58.040
  • OUR KEY PHRASES AS WELL.
  • 00:38:58.040 --> 00:38:59.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:38:59.290 --> 00:39:01.260
  • IT WAS A PASSAGE WE, AS YOUNG
  • 00:39:01.260 --> 00:39:02.260
  • BOYS--
  • 00:39:02.260 --> 00:39:03.130
  • - MAX: YOU LEARNED THAT ONE.
  • 00:39:03.130 --> 00:39:04.040
  • - CLIFTON: LOVED THAT, YEAH.
  • 00:39:04.040 --> 00:39:05.010
  • "WELL, HELLO--
  • 00:39:05.010 --> 00:39:05.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:05.240 --> 00:39:07.260
  • -- IT'S TIME FOR YOUR HOLY
  • 00:39:07.260 --> 00:39:09.070
  • KISS."
  • 00:39:09.070 --> 00:39:11.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:11.090 --> 00:39:12.110
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:12.110 --> 00:39:13.190
  • LISTEN--
  • 00:39:13.190 --> 00:39:14.210
  • - MAX: THIS GUY'S OUT OF
  • 00:39:14.210 --> 00:39:15.100
  • CONTROL.
  • 00:39:15.100 --> 00:39:15.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:15.220 --> 00:39:16.130
  • SOMEBODY, REIN HIM IN.
  • 00:39:16.130 --> 00:39:18.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:18.170 --> 00:39:20.090
  • - CLIFTON: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS,
  • 00:39:20.090 --> 00:39:21.240
  • ANOTHER TRAILER FOR THE BOOK.
  • 00:39:21.240 --> 00:39:22.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:39:24.000 --> 00:39:27.000
  • - MAX: I HAVE A CHALLENGE
  • 00:39:27.000 --> 00:39:28.170
  • FOR YOU.
  • 00:39:28.170 --> 00:39:30.070
  • HELLO, FRIENDS, MAX LUCADO HERE.
  • 00:39:30.070 --> 00:39:32.250
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ONLY A THIRD
  • 00:39:32.250 --> 00:39:35.150
  • OF AMERICANS SURVEYED SAY THEY
  • 00:39:35.150 --> 00:39:37.070
  • ARE HAPPY?
  • 00:39:37.070 --> 00:39:39.010
  • SMILES ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY THESE
  • 00:39:39.010 --> 00:39:40.200
  • DAYS, BOTH IN OUR LIVES AND IN
  • 00:39:40.200 --> 00:39:43.130
  • THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND US,
  • 00:39:43.130 --> 00:39:45.010
  • BUT THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN
  • 00:39:45.010 --> 00:39:47.180
  • DO ABOUT IT.
  • 00:39:47.180 --> 00:39:49.160
  • JOIN ME FOR A FREE SEVEN-DAY
  • 00:39:49.160 --> 00:39:51.040
  • CHALLENGE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU
  • 00:39:51.040 --> 00:39:53.090
  • AND THOSE AROUND YOU HAPPIER AND
  • 00:39:53.090 --> 00:39:55.070
  • SMILING MORE FROM THE VERY
  • 00:39:55.070 --> 00:39:57.000
  • FIRST DAY.
  • 00:39:57.000 --> 00:39:59.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:40:03.280 --> 00:40:06.280
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:40:06.280 --> 00:40:08.290
  • - CLIFTON: HAPPINESS HAPPENS.
  • 00:40:08.290 --> 00:40:10.120
  • I THINK WE COULD ALL USE THIS.
  • 00:40:10.120 --> 00:40:13.040
  • THIS IS A MESSAGE WE CAN
  • 00:40:13.040 --> 00:40:13.220
  • ALL USE.
  • 00:40:13.220 --> 00:40:16.050
  • TELL ME, TALK TO US ABOUT THE
  • 00:40:16.050 --> 00:40:18.040
  • HAPPINESS CHALLENGE, MAX.
  • 00:40:18.040 --> 00:40:20.200
  • - MAX: WELL, I'M ENCOURAGING
  • 00:40:20.200 --> 00:40:21.110
  • PEOPLE TO TAKE A BLOCK OF TIME,
  • 00:40:21.110 --> 00:40:22.230
  • LIKE, LET'S SAY, JUST SEVEN
  • 00:40:22.230 --> 00:40:23.260
  • DAYS, OKAY?
  • 00:40:23.260 --> 00:40:26.000
  • OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, I'M
  • 00:40:26.000 --> 00:40:27.160
  • GONNA SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE I CAN
  • 00:40:27.160 --> 00:40:29.180
  • TREAT WITH RESPECT AND KINDNESS.
  • 00:40:30.210 --> 00:40:33.210
  • IN FACT, I MAY EVEN SET A GOAL,
  • 00:40:33.210 --> 00:40:35.260
  • YOU KNOW,
  • 00:40:35.260 --> 00:40:37.130
  • "OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS,
  • 00:40:37.130 --> 00:40:38.250
  • I WANNA MAKE 30 PEOPLE
  • 00:40:38.250 --> 00:40:40.030
  • HAPPIER,"
  • 00:40:40.030 --> 00:40:42.080
  • AND I'M GONNA PUT THESE
  • 00:40:42.080 --> 00:40:42.260
  • "ONE ANOTHER" VERSES TO WORK.
  • 00:40:42.260 --> 00:40:45.150
  • I'M GONNA GREET PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:45.150 --> 00:40:47.110
  • I'M GONNA LISTEN TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:47.110 --> 00:40:49.180
  • I'M GOING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:49.180 --> 00:40:52.160
  • I'M GONNA TEACH PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:52.160 --> 00:40:54.010
  • I'M GONNA PUT THESE "ONE
  • 00:40:54.110 --> 00:40:57.110
  • WHAT YOU WILL FIND IS THAT YOU
  • 00:41:00.040 --> 00:41:01.200
  • WILL BECOME A HAPPIER PERSON.
  • 00:41:01.200 --> 00:41:02.160
  • THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS IN THE
  • 00:41:02.160 --> 00:41:05.020
  • WORLD I CANNOT CONTROL, RIGHT?
  • 00:41:05.020 --> 00:41:07.000
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:41:07.000 --> 00:41:07.190
  • - MAX: I CAN'T CONTROL
  • 00:41:07.190 --> 00:41:08.230
  • THE WEATHER.
  • 00:41:08.230 --> 00:41:09.290
  • GOD DID NOT CALL ME TODAY AND
  • 00:41:09.290 --> 00:41:11.050
  • ASK ME WHAT KIND OF WEATHER
  • 00:41:11.050 --> 00:41:11.280
  • HE DIDN'T.
  • 00:41:13.130 --> 00:41:13.270
  • HE MAY HAVE CALLED YOU.
  • 00:41:13.270 --> 00:41:14.180
  • - CLIFTON: NO, NO.
  • 00:41:14.180 --> 00:41:15.040
  • - MAX: HE DIDN'T CALL YOU?
  • 00:41:15.040 --> 00:41:16.010
  • - CLIFTON: HE CALLED ME, BUT IT
  • 00:41:16.010 --> 00:41:16.230
  • WASN'T ABOUT WEATHER.
  • 00:41:16.230 --> 00:41:17.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:17.130 --> 00:41:18.060
  • - MAX: IT WAS ABOUT YOU WANTIN'
  • 00:41:18.060 --> 00:41:19.020
  • TO-- THAT "GREET ONE ANOTHER
  • 00:41:19.020 --> 00:41:20.240
  • WITH A HOLY KISS" STUFF.
  • 00:41:20.240 --> 00:41:22.010
  • THAT'S WHAT HE CALLED YOU--
  • 00:41:22.010 --> 00:41:23.230
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT,
  • 00:41:23.230 --> 00:41:24.200
  • THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:41:24.200 --> 00:41:25.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:25.160 --> 00:41:26.050
  • BY THE WAY, I HAVE A HOLY KISS
  • 00:41:26.050 --> 00:41:26.260
  • LEFT FOR YOU.
  • 00:41:26.260 --> 00:41:28.030
  • - MAX: OH, THERE YOU GO.
  • 00:41:28.030 --> 00:41:28.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:28.240 --> 00:41:29.190
  • - CLIFTON: AND MY WIFE IS OUT
  • 00:41:29.190 --> 00:41:30.100
  • THERE.
  • 00:41:30.100 --> 00:41:31.020
  • I GOT ONE FOR YOU TOO, HONEY.
  • 00:41:31.020 --> 00:41:31.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:31.240 --> 00:41:33.160
  • - MAX: BUT THIS IS MY
  • 00:41:35.030 --> 00:41:38.030
  • CHALLENGE.
  • 00:41:38.030 --> 00:41:39.010
  • THIS IS MY CHALLENGE: TRY TO
  • 00:41:39.010 --> 00:41:40.270
  • MAKE-- BRING SOME HAPPINESS INTO
  • 00:41:40.270 --> 00:41:42.000
  • THE WORLD.
  • 00:41:42.000 --> 00:41:43.280
  • I KNOW IT'S A ROUGH DAY IN
  • 00:41:43.280 --> 00:41:45.100
  • WHICH WE LIVE.
  • 00:41:45.100 --> 00:41:47.020
  • IT REALLY IS, AND I KNOW THAT
  • 00:41:47.020 --> 00:41:49.220
  • YOU'RE FACING PERSONAL PROBLEMS.
  • 00:41:49.220 --> 00:41:51.110
  • YOU HAVE ENOUGH CHALLENGES
  • 00:41:51.110 --> 00:41:53.060
  • OF YOUR OWN.
  • 00:41:53.060 --> 00:41:54.140
  • YOU'RE SAYING, "LUCADO, I DON'T
  • 00:41:54.140 --> 00:41:55.140
  • NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE."
  • 00:41:55.140 --> 00:41:56.160
  • YEAH, BUT MAYBE THIS
  • 00:41:56.160 --> 00:41:59.100
  • CHALLENGE WOULD HELP YA
  • 00:41:59.100 --> 00:42:01.080
  • FACE THE ONES THAT YOU
  • 00:42:01.080 --> 00:42:01.250
  • ALREADY HAVE.
  • 00:42:01.250 --> 00:42:03.070
  • MAYBE YOU COULD BE THE VOICE
  • 00:42:03.070 --> 00:42:04.150
  • OF HAPPINESS.
  • 00:42:04.150 --> 00:42:07.020
  • MAYBE YOU COULD BE THE PERSON
  • 00:42:07.020 --> 00:42:09.110
  • WHO EXTENDS YOUR HAND TO SAY,
  • 00:42:09.110 --> 00:42:12.090
  • "HELLO, GOOD MORNING.
  • 00:42:12.090 --> 00:42:13.290
  • HAVE A GOOD DAY."
  • 00:42:13.290 --> 00:42:15.070
  • MAYBE YOU COULD BE THE
  • 00:42:15.070 --> 00:42:16.200
  • ONE WHO EXPANDS THE PERIPHERAL
  • 00:42:16.200 --> 00:42:19.060
  • VISION, WIDENS THE EYESIGHT
  • 00:42:19.060 --> 00:42:21.200
  • OF PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU
  • 00:42:21.200 --> 00:42:23.100
  • LIVE OR WORK.
  • 00:42:23.100 --> 00:42:25.170
  • MAYBE YOU COULD MODEL ACCEPTANCE
  • 00:42:25.170 --> 00:42:26.220
  • THAT WE SO DESPERATELY NEED IN
  • 00:42:26.220 --> 00:42:29.040
  • THIS DAY AND AGE.
  • 00:42:29.040 --> 00:42:31.150
  • I THINK WHEN JESUS SAID TO THE
  • 00:42:31.150 --> 00:42:33.070
  • CHURCH, "YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF
  • 00:42:33.070 --> 00:42:34.180
  • THE WORLD,"
  • 00:42:34.180 --> 00:42:35.190
  • "YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE
  • 00:42:35.190 --> 00:42:36.080
  • EARTH,"
  • 00:42:36.080 --> 00:42:37.140
  • I THINK HE WAS SENT,
  • 00:42:37.140 --> 00:42:38.160
  • TELLIN' US, "YOU, YOU GO FORTH
  • 00:42:38.160 --> 00:42:40.270
  • AND ILLUMINATE THOSE DARK
  • 00:42:40.270 --> 00:42:42.090
  • CORNERS, AND YOU SEASON THINGS.
  • 00:42:42.090 --> 00:42:45.000
  • BE THE SALT.
  • 00:42:45.000 --> 00:42:46.120
  • CHANGE THE FLAVOR OF THINGS."
  • 00:42:46.120 --> 00:42:49.040
  • IN OTHER WORDS, "BE THE--" MY
  • 00:42:49.040 --> 00:42:50.060
  • DAD USED TO ALWAYS TELL US, HE
  • 00:42:50.060 --> 00:42:52.000
  • SAID, "BE THE THERMOSTAT, NOT
  • 00:42:52.000 --> 00:42:53.070
  • THE THERMOMETER."
  • 00:42:53.070 --> 00:42:54.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:54.180 --> 00:42:55.040
  • HAVE YOU ALREADY HEARD THAT?
  • 00:42:55.040 --> 00:42:55.280
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH-- NO, I NEVER
  • 00:42:55.280 --> 00:42:56.190
  • HEARD THAT.
  • 00:42:56.190 --> 00:42:57.020
  • - MAX: HE'D SAY, "YOU CHANGE
  • 00:42:57.020 --> 00:42:57.230
  • THE TEMPERATURE.
  • 00:42:57.230 --> 00:42:58.110
  • DON'T JUST REFLECT THE
  • 00:42:58.110 --> 00:42:58.290
  • TEMPERATURE."
  • 00:42:58.290 --> 00:43:00.080
  • - CLIFTON: OH, THAT'S
  • 00:43:00.080 --> 00:43:00.250
  • INSIGHTFUL.
  • 00:43:00.250 --> 00:43:01.120
  • - MAX: THAT'S A GOOD WORD,
  • 00:43:01.120 --> 00:43:02.020
  • ISN'T IT?
  • 00:43:02.020 --> 00:43:02.130
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S A GOOD WORD.
  • 00:43:02.130 --> 00:43:03.050
  • - MAX: YEAH, SO LET'S GO OUT
  • 00:43:03.050 --> 00:43:04.050
  • THERE AND BE A THERMOSTAT.
  • 00:43:04.050 --> 00:43:05.040
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S A WHOLE
  • 00:43:05.040 --> 00:43:05.230
  • DEVOTIONAL.
  • 00:43:05.230 --> 00:43:06.050
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:06.050 --> 00:43:06.170
  • I'M SERIOUS.
  • 00:43:06.170 --> 00:43:07.080
  • - MAX: YOU CAN USE IT, BUDDY.
  • 00:43:07.080 --> 00:43:07.290
  • - CLIFTON: I CAN SURE USE IT.
  • 00:43:07.290 --> 00:43:08.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:08.200 --> 00:43:09.220
  • I'VE FOUND SO MUCH STUFF TO
  • 00:43:09.220 --> 00:43:12.190
  • RE-PREACH WITHIN YOUR WORDS.
  • 00:43:12.190 --> 00:43:14.140
  • - MAX: IT'S ALL YOURS, IT'S ALL
  • 00:43:14.140 --> 00:43:15.060
  • YOURS.
  • 00:43:15.060 --> 00:43:15.220
  • - CLIFTON: OH, MY LORD.
  • 00:43:15.220 --> 00:43:16.200
  • SOMEBODY, I HEARD A PREACHER THE
  • 00:43:16.200 --> 00:43:17.240
  • OTHER DAY, AND I SHOULDN'T
  • 00:43:17.240 --> 00:43:19.100
  • TELL THIS.
  • 00:43:19.100 --> 00:43:19.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:20.160 --> 00:43:23.160
  • I HEARD A PREACHER, "ALL THESE
  • 00:43:23.160 --> 00:43:24.220
  • PREACHERS GETTING UP AND DIGGING
  • 00:43:24.220 --> 00:43:26.030
  • ON THE INTERNET TO FIND
  • 00:43:26.030 --> 00:43:27.190
  • THEIR SERMON.
  • 00:43:27.190 --> 00:43:29.160
  • THEY SHOULD JUST OPEN THE WORD."
  • 00:43:29.160 --> 00:43:31.230
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHIN'.
  • 00:43:31.230 --> 00:43:33.140
  • GETTING THE WORD OUT IS WHAT THE
  • 00:43:33.140 --> 00:43:35.050
  • GOSPEL IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:43:35.050 --> 00:43:37.090
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:43:37.090 --> 00:43:38.240
  • - CLIFTON: "FAITH COMETH BY
  • 00:43:38.240 --> 00:43:39.140
  • HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE
  • 00:43:39.140 --> 00:43:40.100
  • WORD OF GOD."
  • 00:43:40.100 --> 00:43:41.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:41.250 --> 00:43:43.080
  • IT DOESN'T SAY THERE'S ONLY ONE
  • 00:43:43.080 --> 00:43:44.100
  • WAY TO HEAR, ONLY ONE WAY
  • 00:43:44.100 --> 00:43:45.030
  • TO LEARN.
  • 00:43:45.030 --> 00:43:46.250
  • I HAD BILLY GRAHAM TALKIN' TO ME
  • 00:43:46.250 --> 00:43:48.230
  • WHILE I WAS WALKIN' BY, SMOKIN'
  • 00:43:48.230 --> 00:43:50.200
  • A CIGAR, AND, WOW, IT JUST HIT
  • 00:43:50.200 --> 00:43:53.100
  • ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS, AND THE
  • 00:43:53.100 --> 00:43:55.000
  • POWERFUL MESSAGES HAVE COME TO
  • 00:43:55.110 --> 00:43:58.110
  • US THROUGH A SONG OR THROUGH A
  • 00:43:58.110 --> 00:44:00.120
  • WITNESS, THROUGH A TESTIMONY,
  • 00:44:00.120 --> 00:44:02.070
  • JUST WALKING BY AND HEARING A
  • 00:44:02.070 --> 00:44:04.000
  • COMMERCIAL THAT SAYS, "HAVE YOU
  • 00:44:04.000 --> 00:44:06.190
  • BEEN DEPRESSED?"
  • 00:44:06.190 --> 00:44:08.040
  • SOMETIMES GOD USES THAT MOMENT
  • 00:44:08.040 --> 00:44:09.210
  • TO SPEAK INTO MY SPIRIT
  • 00:44:09.210 --> 00:44:11.280
  • SOMETHING I NEED TO HEAR.
  • 00:44:11.280 --> 00:44:14.040
  • SO THE POINT I'M MAKING IS THIS:
  • 00:44:14.040 --> 00:44:16.090
  • IF YOU CAN FIND A MESSAGE FOR
  • 00:44:18.050 --> 00:44:21.050
  • SOMEONE ELSE TO MAKE THEM HAPPY
  • 00:44:21.050 --> 00:44:22.000
  • OR TO FULFILL A NEED IN THEIR
  • 00:44:22.000 --> 00:44:24.160
  • LIVES, FROM SOMEBODY ELSE'S
  • 00:44:24.160 --> 00:44:25.290
  • SERMON, DO IT.
  • 00:44:25.290 --> 00:44:27.050
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:44:27.050 --> 00:44:28.200
  • - CLIFTON: DO IT.
  • 00:44:28.200 --> 00:44:29.100
  • - MAX: THERE'S ONLY ONE--
  • 00:44:29.100 --> 00:44:30.240
  • - CLIFTON: REVIVAL IS ABOUT
  • 00:44:30.240 --> 00:44:32.090
  • PEOPLE WHO HEARD A STORY
  • 00:44:32.090 --> 00:44:33.230
  • AND TOLD IT.
  • 00:44:33.230 --> 00:44:35.090
  • - MAX: THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:44:35.090 --> 00:44:36.020
  • THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:44:36.020 --> 00:44:36.220
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE ORIGINAL
  • 00:44:36.220 --> 00:44:37.230
  • AUTHOR.
  • 00:44:37.230 --> 00:44:38.210
  • IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S NOT ME.
  • 00:44:38.210 --> 00:44:39.280
  • - CLIFTON: AMEN, AMEN.
  • 00:44:39.280 --> 00:44:40.210
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:44:42.010 --> 00:44:45.010
  • I'M SORRY, I HOPE I DIDN'T
  • 00:44:45.010 --> 00:44:45.200
  • DISTRACT YOU, DOIN' LIKE THAT.
  • 00:44:45.200 --> 00:44:46.290
  • - MAX: NO, NO, THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:44:46.290 --> 00:44:48.030
  • - CLIFTON: TELL US-- TALK TO US
  • 00:44:50.010 --> 00:44:53.010
  • ABOUT HOW YOU HAVE BEEN CHANGED
  • 00:44:53.010 --> 00:44:54.130
  • BY EXAMINING PRAYER THROUGH THE
  • 00:44:54.130 --> 00:44:56.110
  • LENS OF JOY.
  • 00:44:57.010 --> 00:45:00.030
  • - MAX: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:45:00.030 --> 00:45:00.270
  • ADMONITION, "PRAY FOR ONE
  • 00:45:00.270 --> 00:45:02.130
  • ANOTHER."
  • 00:45:02.130 --> 00:45:04.210
  • SEVERAL TIMES IN SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:45:04.210 --> 00:45:06.050
  • WE'RE TOLD, "PRAY FOR
  • 00:45:06.050 --> 00:45:07.000
  • ONE ANOTHER,"
  • 00:45:07.000 --> 00:45:07.150
  • AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL
  • 00:45:07.150 --> 00:45:08.240
  • FEEL LIKE THEY CANNOT BE
  • 00:45:08.240 --> 00:45:11.160
  • HAPPY BECAUSE SOMEBODY
  • 00:45:11.160 --> 00:45:13.130
  • THEY REALLY LOVE IS PASSING
  • 00:45:14.030 --> 00:45:17.030
  • THROUGH A HARD TIME.
  • 00:45:17.130 --> 00:45:20.130
  • THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF
  • 00:45:20.130 --> 00:45:21.100
  • PARENTS WHEN OUR CHILDREN PASS
  • 00:45:21.100 --> 00:45:22.260
  • THROUGH HARD TIMES, MAYBE A
  • 00:45:22.260 --> 00:45:25.260
  • PARENT OF A WAYWARD CHILD, OR
  • 00:45:25.260 --> 00:45:28.000
  • MAYBE A PARENT OF A SICK CHILD,
  • 00:45:28.000 --> 00:45:30.080
  • OR A PARENT OF AN
  • 00:45:30.080 --> 00:45:32.050
  • UNEMPLOYED CHILD.
  • 00:45:32.050 --> 00:45:33.250
  • AND MOMS AND DADS WONDER,
  • 00:45:33.250 --> 00:45:35.250
  • YOU KNOW, "WHAT CAN I DO?
  • 00:45:35.250 --> 00:45:36.240
  • HOW CAN I HELP?"
  • 00:45:36.240 --> 00:45:38.050
  • AND WE TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN.
  • 00:45:38.050 --> 00:45:39.060
  • WE DO EVERYTHING WITH, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:45:39.060 --> 00:45:41.040
  • WE'LL DO ANYTHING POSSIBLE, AND
  • 00:45:41.040 --> 00:45:42.290
  • WE THINK, "I CAN'T CARRY IT
  • 00:45:42.290 --> 00:45:44.100
  • ANYMORE."
  • 00:45:44.100 --> 00:45:46.060
  • I THINK, AT THIS POINT,
  • 00:45:46.060 --> 00:45:48.080
  • IT'S GOOD FOR US TO REMEMBER
  • 00:45:48.080 --> 00:45:50.030
  • THAT, WHEN WE PRAY FOR
  • 00:45:50.030 --> 00:45:51.150
  • ONE ANOTHER, WE'RE ACTUALLY
  • 00:45:51.150 --> 00:45:54.110
  • PERFORMING THE GREATEST SERVICE,
  • 00:45:54.110 --> 00:45:57.060
  • THE GREATEST SERVICE THAT WE
  • 00:45:57.060 --> 00:45:58.210
  • COULD EVER PROVIDE FOR ANYONE.
  • 00:45:58.210 --> 00:46:00.210
  • WHAT WE'RE DOIN' IS WE'RE
  • 00:46:00.210 --> 00:46:01.270
  • PRESENTING A PERSON
  • 00:46:01.270 --> 00:46:02.270
  • BEFORE CHRIST.
  • 00:46:03.070 --> 00:46:06.070
  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE
  • 00:46:06.070 --> 00:46:09.010
  • PARALYTIC WHO HAD THE FOUR
  • 00:46:09.010 --> 00:46:10.070
  • FRIENDS, THE PARALYZED MAN WITH
  • 00:46:10.070 --> 00:46:12.010
  • FOUR FRIENDS?
  • 00:46:12.010 --> 00:46:12.200
  • - CLIFTON: ABSOLUTELY, I PREACH
  • 00:46:12.200 --> 00:46:13.120
  • IT ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:46:13.120 --> 00:46:13.260
  • - MAX: ISN'T THAT ONE OF THE
  • 00:46:13.260 --> 00:46:14.170
  • GREATEST STORIES?
  • 00:46:14.170 --> 00:46:15.020
  • - CLIFTON: YES, I LOVE IT
  • 00:46:15.020 --> 00:46:15.210
  • 'CAUSE IT REALLY IS ABOUT THE
  • 00:46:15.210 --> 00:46:16.120
  • FOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:46:16.120 --> 00:46:17.110
  • - MAX: IT'S ABOUT THE
  • 00:46:17.110 --> 00:46:17.280
  • FOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:46:17.280 --> 00:46:18.180
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:46:18.180 --> 00:46:19.210
  • - MAX: HAVE YOU AND I BEEN
  • 00:46:19.210 --> 00:46:20.190
  • PREACHIN' THE SAME SERMON?
  • 00:46:20.190 --> 00:46:21.080
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH.
  • 00:46:21.080 --> 00:46:22.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:22.110 --> 00:46:23.090
  • DID YOU HEAR MINE, OR I
  • 00:46:23.090 --> 00:46:24.180
  • HEAR YOURS?
  • 00:46:24.180 --> 00:46:25.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:25.130 --> 00:46:26.250
  • WE READ THE WORD.
  • 00:46:26.250 --> 00:46:28.100
  • - MAX: WE DID, DIDN'T WE?
  • 00:46:28.100 --> 00:46:29.050
  • - CLIFTON: AND IT'S REALLY
  • 00:46:29.050 --> 00:46:30.170
  • ABOUT THE FAITH OF THE FRIENDS.
  • 00:46:30.170 --> 00:46:32.200
  • - MAX: THE FAITH-- WHEN JESUS
  • 00:46:32.200 --> 00:46:34.150
  • SAW THE FAITH OF THE FRIENDS.
  • 00:46:34.150 --> 00:46:36.270
  • WELL, REMEMBER-- IN CASE
  • 00:46:36.270 --> 00:46:38.030
  • SOMEBODY DOESN'T KNOW THE STORY,
  • 00:46:38.030 --> 00:46:39.070
  • WHAT HAPPENS IS THIS PERSON IS
  • 00:46:39.070 --> 00:46:40.240
  • PARALYZED, AND JESUS HAS COME TO
  • 00:46:40.240 --> 00:46:43.040
  • TOWN, AND HE'S PREACHING IN THIS
  • 00:46:43.040 --> 00:46:44.140
  • HOUSE, AND SO THESE FRIENDS
  • 00:46:44.140 --> 00:46:46.180
  • WANNA GET THE FRIEND INTO THE
  • 00:46:46.180 --> 00:46:48.050
  • PRESENCE OF CHRIST SO CHRIST CAN
  • 00:46:48.050 --> 00:46:49.240
  • HEAL THEIR FRIEND, BUT WHEN THEY
  • 00:46:49.240 --> 00:46:50.220
  • GET THERE, THE HOUSE IS PACKED,
  • 00:46:50.220 --> 00:46:52.100
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:46:52.100 --> 00:46:54.000
  • IT'S OVERFLOWIN'.
  • 00:46:54.000 --> 00:46:54.260
  • THERE'S NOT EVEN SITTING ROOM IN
  • 00:46:54.260 --> 00:46:55.180
  • THE WINDOW, SO THEY CLIMB UP ON
  • 00:46:55.180 --> 00:46:56.220
  • THE ROOF.
  • 00:46:56.220 --> 00:46:57.070
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:46:57.070 --> 00:46:58.110
  • - MAX: YOU TALK ABOUT
  • 00:46:58.110 --> 00:46:59.000
  • DEVOTED FRIENDS.
  • 00:46:59.000 --> 00:46:59.280
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, JUST LIFTIN'
  • 00:46:59.280 --> 00:47:00.290
  • HIS BIG BEHIND UP--
  • 00:47:00.290 --> 00:47:02.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:02.130 --> 00:47:03.130
  • "JUST LIFT HIM UP ON THE ROOF."
  • 00:47:03.130 --> 00:47:06.040
  • - MAX: "GET HIM UP.
  • 00:47:06.040 --> 00:47:07.030
  • I'LL GET ONE ARM, YOU
  • 00:47:07.030 --> 00:47:07.270
  • GET ANOTHER."
  • 00:47:07.270 --> 00:47:08.140
  • - CLIFTON: "COME ON, WE GOT IT,
  • 00:47:08.140 --> 00:47:09.070
  • COME ON.
  • 00:47:09.070 --> 00:47:10.210
  • WE CAN DO THIS."
  • 00:47:10.210 --> 00:47:11.170
  • - MAX: "WE CAN DO IT."
  • 00:47:11.170 --> 00:47:12.090
  • - CLIFTON: "COME ON, PUSH.
  • 00:47:12.090 --> 00:47:13.110
  • MAN, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE THIS
  • 00:47:13.110 --> 00:47:14.220
  • HEAVY."
  • 00:47:14.220 --> 00:47:15.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:15.110 --> 00:47:17.120
  • "COME ON UP HERE."
  • 00:47:17.120 --> 00:47:18.000
  • [GRUNTING]
  • 00:47:18.000 --> 00:47:20.040
  • "NOW WE GOT HIM UP ON THE ROOF."
  • 00:47:20.040 --> 00:47:21.090
  • - MAX: GOT HIM UP ON THE ROOF,
  • 00:47:21.090 --> 00:47:22.030
  • BUT THEN HOW DO YOU GET HIM--"
  • 00:47:22.030 --> 00:47:23.000
  • - CLIFTON: "WHICH ROOM IS
  • 00:47:23.000 --> 00:47:23.190
  • JESUS IN?"
  • 00:47:23.190 --> 00:47:24.100
  • - MAX: RIGHT.
  • 00:47:24.100 --> 00:47:24.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:24.290 --> 00:47:26.020
  • - CLIFTON: I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:47:26.020 --> 00:47:27.010
  • IT'S JUST TO FOLLOW YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:47:27.010 --> 00:47:28.020
  • - MAX: AND HOW DO YOU GET HIM
  • 00:47:28.020 --> 00:47:29.140
  • THROUGH THE ROOF?
  • 00:47:29.140 --> 00:47:30.110
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, YOU'RE GONNA
  • 00:47:30.110 --> 00:47:31.060
  • HAVE TO TEAR AWAY SOME OF THE
  • 00:47:31.060 --> 00:47:33.060
  • OBSTACLES TO GET HIM THROUGH
  • 00:47:33.060 --> 00:47:34.280
  • THE ROOF.
  • 00:47:34.280 --> 00:47:36.140
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PULL BACK
  • 00:47:36.140 --> 00:47:37.100
  • THE SHINGLE OF DOUBT.
  • 00:47:37.100 --> 00:47:38.120
  • [GRUNTING]
  • 00:47:38.120 --> 00:47:39.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:39.270 --> 00:47:40.220
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PULL BACK,
  • 00:47:40.220 --> 00:47:42.080
  • HAH, THIS SHINGLE OF
  • 00:47:42.080 --> 00:47:43.200
  • DISCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:47:43.200 --> 00:47:45.050
  • [GRUNTING]
  • 00:47:45.050 --> 00:47:46.110
  • WE GOTTA GET THAT OUT THE WAY.
  • 00:47:46.110 --> 00:47:47.190
  • AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU'VE
  • 00:47:47.190 --> 00:47:49.180
  • HAD YOUR BREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:47:49.180 --> 00:47:51.030
  • - MAX: THERE'S AN OPENING
  • 00:47:51.030 --> 00:47:51.220
  • RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:47:51.220 --> 00:47:52.170
  • THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:47:52.170 --> 00:47:53.280
  • AND THEY LOWERED THEIR FRIEND
  • 00:47:53.280 --> 00:47:56.220
  • INTO THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:47:56.220 --> 00:47:58.180
  • I THINK THAT'S A PICTURE
  • 00:47:58.180 --> 00:48:00.140
  • OF PRAYER.
  • 00:48:00.140 --> 00:48:02.140
  • I THINK, WHEN WE'RE PRAYING FOR
  • 00:48:02.140 --> 00:48:03.180
  • SOMEBODY, ALL WE'RE DOING IS
  • 00:48:03.180 --> 00:48:05.140
  • PRESENTING THAT PERSON IN THE
  • 00:48:05.140 --> 00:48:06.250
  • PRESENCE OF CHRIST AND SAYING,
  • 00:48:06.250 --> 00:48:08.000
  • "JESUS, DO YOUR WORK.
  • 00:48:08.000 --> 00:48:10.140
  • DO YOUR THING.
  • 00:48:10.140 --> 00:48:12.050
  • DO YOUR WORK."
  • 00:48:12.050 --> 00:48:13.180
  • AND LIKE YOU POINTED OUT,
  • 00:48:13.180 --> 00:48:15.030
  • JESUS WAS SO IMPRESSED.
  • 00:48:15.030 --> 00:48:17.200
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "WHEN JESUS
  • 00:48:17.200 --> 00:48:18.290
  • SAW THE FAITH OF THESE FRIENDS,
  • 00:48:19.020 --> 00:48:22.020
  • HE SAID, 'YOUNG MAN, I SAY TO
  • 00:48:22.020 --> 00:48:24.060
  • YOU--'"
  • 00:48:24.060 --> 00:48:25.040
  • - CLIFTON: "YOUR SINS ARE
  • 00:48:25.040 --> 00:48:25.250
  • FORGIVEN."
  • 00:48:25.250 --> 00:48:26.160
  • - MAX: "YOUR SINS ARE
  • 00:48:26.160 --> 00:48:27.030
  • FORGIVEN."
  • 00:48:27.030 --> 00:48:27.170
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:48:27.170 --> 00:48:29.100
  • - CLIFTON: WHICH WAS NOT THE
  • 00:48:29.100 --> 00:48:30.140
  • MIRACLE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:48:30.140 --> 00:48:31.130
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:48:31.130 --> 00:48:32.080
  • - CLIFTON: THE MIRACLE THEY'RE
  • 00:48:32.080 --> 00:48:33.070
  • LOOKING FOR WAS THE HEALING OF
  • 00:48:33.070 --> 00:48:34.190
  • THE LEGS, BUT SUDDENLY, THE
  • 00:48:34.190 --> 00:48:36.240
  • HEALING OF THE HEART AND--
  • 00:48:36.240 --> 00:48:39.000
  • - MAX: WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT.
  • 00:48:39.000 --> 00:48:40.060
  • - CLIFTON: -- SALVATION WAS
  • 00:48:40.060 --> 00:48:40.260
  • MORE IMPORTANT.
  • 00:48:40.260 --> 00:48:41.180
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S
  • 00:48:41.180 --> 00:48:42.190
  • RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:48:42.190 --> 00:48:43.150
  • - CLIFTON: THAT WAS THE
  • 00:48:43.150 --> 00:48:44.030
  • PRIMARY.
  • 00:48:44.030 --> 00:48:44.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:48:44.270 --> 00:48:45.190
  • - MAX: THAT'S THE PRIMARY
  • 00:48:45.190 --> 00:48:46.080
  • MIRACLE.
  • 00:48:46.080 --> 00:48:47.020
  • YEAH, THE HEALING OF THE LEGS
  • 00:48:47.020 --> 00:48:48.030
  • CAME LATER, RIGHT?
  • 00:48:48.030 --> 00:48:49.070
  • - CLIFTON: YEAH, I COULD SEE
  • 00:48:49.070 --> 00:48:50.200
  • HIS FRIENDS SAYING, "I THOUGHT
  • 00:48:50.200 --> 00:48:51.110
  • HE WAS GON' WALK HOME."
  • 00:48:51.110 --> 00:48:53.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:48:53.140 --> 00:48:54.270
  • - MAX: BUT NOW HE'S GONNA WALK
  • 00:48:54.270 --> 00:48:57.030
  • INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:48:57.030 --> 00:48:57.240
  • THERE YOU GO.
  • 00:48:57.240 --> 00:48:59.030
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:48:59.030 --> 00:49:00.270
  • - CLIFTON: I LOVE THAT STORY,
  • 00:49:00.270 --> 00:49:01.180
  • BY THE WAY.
  • 00:49:01.180 --> 00:49:02.110
  • - MAX: ISN'T THAT A GREAT
  • 00:49:02.110 --> 00:49:03.000
  • STORY?
  • 00:49:03.000 --> 00:49:03.270
  • - CLIFTON: BUT IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:49:03.270 --> 00:49:04.290
  • WE STAND IN THE GAP.
  • 00:49:04.290 --> 00:49:06.060
  • AND WHEN I WAS READING YOUR
  • 00:49:06.060 --> 00:49:07.030
  • BOOK, THAT POINT TOUCHED MY
  • 00:49:07.030 --> 00:49:09.290
  • HEART AND BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY
  • 00:49:09.290 --> 00:49:11.140
  • EYE BECAUSE IT MADE PLAIN FOR ME
  • 00:49:11.140 --> 00:49:14.100
  • OUR POSITION IN DOING
  • 00:49:14.110 --> 00:49:17.110
  • INTERCESSORY PRAYER.
  • 00:49:17.110 --> 00:49:19.250
  • WE ARE STANDING IN THE GAP FOR
  • 00:49:19.250 --> 00:49:21.250
  • SOMEBODY 'CAUSE WE'RE IN TOUCH
  • 00:49:22.140 --> 00:49:25.140
  • WITH JESUS, WITH GOD THE FATHER
  • 00:49:25.180 --> 00:49:28.180
  • OR WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT ALL THE
  • 00:49:28.180 --> 00:49:30.180
  • TIME, AND THEY MAY NOT BE,
  • 00:49:31.010 --> 00:49:34.010
  • AND WE CONNECT THE TWO--
  • 00:49:34.270 --> 00:49:37.270
  • - MAX: THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:49:37.270 --> 00:49:38.170
  • - CLIFTON: -- LIKE A STEP-DOWN
  • 00:49:38.170 --> 00:49:39.170
  • TRANSFORMER.
  • 00:49:39.170 --> 00:49:41.010
  • THE POWER OF GOD CAN TOUCH ME
  • 00:49:41.120 --> 00:49:44.120
  • 'CAUSE I'M CONNECTED, BUT I CAN
  • 00:49:44.120 --> 00:49:47.110
  • HELP YOU TO BE TOUCHED BY THE
  • 00:49:47.110 --> 00:49:49.140
  • POWER OF GOD BY TOUCHING YOU.
  • 00:49:49.140 --> 00:49:51.080
  • SO THAT'S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.
  • 00:49:51.150 --> 00:49:54.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:49:54.150 --> 00:49:56.130
  • THAT'S OUR OBJECTIVE BY STANDING
  • 00:49:56.130 --> 00:49:58.190
  • IN THE GAP, AND I GOT THAT FROM
  • 00:49:58.190 --> 00:49:59.150
  • READING YOUR BOOK.
  • 00:49:59.150 --> 00:50:01.130
  • - MAX: WE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:50:01.130 --> 00:50:02.050
  • - CLIFTON: ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:50:02.050 --> 00:50:03.120
  • - MAX: YEAH, AND SO, MOM AND
  • 00:50:03.120 --> 00:50:05.100
  • DAD, IF YOU'RE DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:50:05.100 --> 00:50:06.230
  • YOU JUST KEEP PRAYING, RIGHT?
  • 00:50:06.230 --> 00:50:09.010
  • PASTOR, ARE YOU DISCOURAGED?
  • 00:50:09.010 --> 00:50:10.200
  • YOU JUST KEEP PRAYIN'.
  • 00:50:10.200 --> 00:50:12.290
  • YOU GOT FRIENDS AT WORK THAT
  • 00:50:12.290 --> 00:50:13.230
  • DON'T LISTEN TO YOU?
  • 00:50:13.230 --> 00:50:14.270
  • JUST KEEP PRAYIN'.
  • 00:50:14.270 --> 00:50:16.260
  • JUST KEEP PRAYIN' FOR 'EM.
  • 00:50:16.260 --> 00:50:17.220
  • YOU KEEP LIFTIN' 'EM UP.
  • 00:50:17.220 --> 00:50:18.240
  • THEY'RE IN GOD'S HAND.
  • 00:50:18.240 --> 00:50:20.260
  • IT'S NOT YOUR CALL TO CARRY
  • 00:50:20.260 --> 00:50:22.050
  • THEIR BURDENS, BUT IT IS YOUR
  • 00:50:22.050 --> 00:50:24.170
  • CALL TO CARRY THEIR
  • 00:50:24.170 --> 00:50:26.060
  • SO YOU JUST CARRY THOSE BURDENS
  • 00:50:29.080 --> 00:50:30.000
  • TO CHRIST.
  • 00:50:30.000 --> 00:50:31.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:31.090 --> 00:50:32.130
  • AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT, AS I
  • 00:50:32.130 --> 00:50:34.170
  • GIVE THOSE BURDENS TO CHRIST,
  • 00:50:34.170 --> 00:50:35.230
  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENS: HAPPINESS
  • 00:50:35.230 --> 00:50:36.280
  • "OKAY, I'VE DONE MY PART.
  • 00:50:40.030 --> 00:50:40.240
  • I'VE DONE MY PART, LORD.
  • 00:50:40.240 --> 00:50:42.030
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU WOULD HONOR
  • 00:50:42.030 --> 00:50:43.150
  • ME, THAT I COULD PARTICIPATE
  • 00:50:43.150 --> 00:50:45.030
  • WITH YOU IN THIS RECLAMATION
  • 00:50:45.030 --> 00:50:47.020
  • PROJECT, BLESSING MY FRIEND, BUT
  • 00:50:47.040 --> 00:50:50.040
  • THANK YOU," AND SO HAPPINESS--
  • 00:50:50.040 --> 00:50:51.230
  • YEAH, HAPPINESS IS NOT TRYING TO
  • 00:50:51.230 --> 00:50:53.200
  • FIX SOMEBODY OR CARRY THE
  • 00:50:53.200 --> 00:50:56.000
  • BURDENS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:50:56.000 --> 00:50:57.250
  • WE'VE ALL TRIED THAT, BUT THERE
  • 00:50:57.250 --> 00:50:59.180
  • IS A HAPPINESS THAT COMES WHEN
  • 00:50:59.180 --> 00:51:01.100
  • WE PRAY, WHEN WE PRAY
  • 00:51:01.100 --> 00:51:02.220
  • FOR SOMEBODY.
  • 00:51:02.220 --> 00:51:03.200
  • - CLIFTON: AND, YOU KNOW, ONCE
  • 00:51:03.200 --> 00:51:05.050
  • YOU'VE DONE THAT, YOUR REST
  • 00:51:05.050 --> 00:51:06.270
  • IS BETTER.
  • 00:51:06.270 --> 00:51:08.280
  • COME ON, YOU CAN SLEEP BETTER.
  • 00:51:08.280 --> 00:51:10.020
  • - MAX: YOU CAN, CAN'T YOU?
  • 00:51:10.020 --> 00:51:11.030
  • - CLIFTON: YOU KNOW, AND,
  • 00:51:11.030 --> 00:51:12.090
  • SUDDENLY, YOU DON'T HAVE AS MANY
  • 00:51:12.090 --> 00:51:13.230
  • CARES AS YOU HAD BEFORE, AND
  • 00:51:13.230 --> 00:51:16.210
  • YOU'VE HELPED SOMEBODY.
  • 00:51:16.210 --> 00:51:18.190
  • YOU CAN PUT YOUR HEAD ON YOUR
  • 00:51:19.050 --> 00:51:22.050
  • PILLOW, AND YOU CAN SMILE AND
  • 00:51:22.050 --> 00:51:23.060
  • GO TO SLEEP.
  • 00:51:23.060 --> 00:51:24.290
  • IT'S A WONDERFUL THING HOW GOD
  • 00:51:24.290 --> 00:51:26.120
  • WILL GIVE YOU REST JUST BY
  • 00:51:26.120 --> 00:51:28.090
  • GIVING AWAY HIS LOVE.
  • 00:51:28.090 --> 00:51:30.090
  • - MAX: THERE YOU GO, THERE
  • 00:51:30.090 --> 00:51:30.290
  • YOU GO.
  • 00:51:30.290 --> 00:51:31.160
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S AMAZING,
  • 00:51:31.160 --> 00:51:32.060
  • ISN'T IT?
  • 00:51:32.060 --> 00:51:32.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:51:32.270 --> 00:51:34.110
  • - MAX: THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:51:34.110 --> 00:51:36.070
  • - CLIFTON: WE'VE GOT ABOUT
  • 00:51:36.070 --> 00:51:37.270
  • FIVE MINUTES.
  • 00:51:37.270 --> 00:51:38.160
  • TALK TO ME ABOUT THE SECRET THAT
  • 00:51:38.160 --> 00:51:40.060
  • YOU HAVE FOUND IN SERVING
  • 00:51:40.060 --> 00:51:41.170
  • OTHERS.
  • 00:51:41.170 --> 00:51:42.190
  • - MAX: WELL, "SERVE ONE
  • 00:51:42.190 --> 00:51:44.270
  • ANOTHER," THAT MIGHT BE RIGHT
  • 00:51:44.270 --> 00:51:46.230
  • UP THERE WITH "FORGIVE ONE
  • 00:51:46.230 --> 00:51:47.150
  • ANOTHER."
  • 00:51:47.150 --> 00:51:48.010
  • WE DON'T LIKE TO SERVE
  • 00:51:48.010 --> 00:51:48.270
  • OTHERS, DO WE?
  • 00:51:48.270 --> 00:51:50.050
  • WE LIKE TO BE SERVED.
  • 00:51:50.050 --> 00:51:51.120
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:51:51.120 --> 00:51:52.250
  • - MAX: BUT JESUS, WHO MODELED
  • 00:51:52.250 --> 00:51:54.160
  • FOR US, HE WAS THE ONE WHO CAME,
  • 00:51:54.160 --> 00:51:56.090
  • "NOT TO BE SERVED, BUT TO SERVE,
  • 00:51:56.090 --> 00:51:58.220
  • AND TO GIVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM
  • 00:51:58.220 --> 00:52:01.060
  • FOR MANY."
  • 00:52:01.060 --> 00:52:02.110
  • - CLIFTON: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:52:02.110 --> 00:52:03.200
  • - MAX: YOU KNOW, SERVING OTHER
  • 00:52:03.200 --> 00:52:04.120
  • PEOPLE IS SUCH A FREEING
  • 00:52:04.120 --> 00:52:06.040
  • DECISION, CLIFTON.
  • 00:52:06.040 --> 00:52:07.250
  • IT'S SUCH A FREEING DECISION.
  • 00:52:07.250 --> 00:52:09.270
  • IF I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, AND
  • 00:52:09.270 --> 00:52:11.070
  • I SAY, "OKAY, THE WORLD EXISTS
  • 00:52:11.070 --> 00:52:12.210
  • TO SERVE ME TODAY," I'M SETTING
  • 00:52:12.210 --> 00:52:14.020
  • MYSELF UP FOR UNHAPPINESS
  • 00:52:14.020 --> 00:52:16.100
  • BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE IS WAKING
  • 00:52:16.100 --> 00:52:18.100
  • UP, SAYING, "NOW I'M GONNA GO
  • 00:52:18.100 --> 00:52:19.170
  • SERVE MAX TODAY."
  • 00:52:19.170 --> 00:52:20.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:52:20.280 --> 00:52:22.220
  • BUT IF I WAKE UP, AND I SAY,
  • 00:52:22.220 --> 00:52:23.120
  • "LORD, WHO CAN I SERVE TODAY?"
  • 00:52:23.120 --> 00:52:25.180
  • THEN I'M JUST SETTING MYSELF UP
  • 00:52:25.180 --> 00:52:27.100
  • FOR SUCCESS BECAUSE THERE'S A
  • 00:52:27.100 --> 00:52:29.180
  • LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD
  • 00:52:29.180 --> 00:52:31.220
  • BENEFIT FROM BEING SERVED.
  • 00:52:31.220 --> 00:52:33.150
  • IF I VOLUNTARILY SAY,
  • 00:52:33.210 --> 00:52:36.210
  • "LORD, YOU DON'T HAVE TO
  • 00:52:36.210 --> 00:52:37.290
  • SEND ANYBODY TO SERVE ME,"
  • 00:52:37.290 --> 00:52:38.220
  • "SEND ME TO SERVE OTHERS,"
  • 00:52:38.220 --> 00:52:40.060
  • "SEND ME TO GET COFFEE FOR
  • 00:52:40.060 --> 00:52:41.030
  • MY WIFE,"
  • 00:52:41.030 --> 00:52:42.060
  • "SEND ME TO REACH OUT
  • 00:52:42.060 --> 00:52:43.190
  • TO MY FRIENDS,"
  • 00:52:43.190 --> 00:52:44.260
  • "SEND ME TO CHECK
  • 00:52:44.260 --> 00:52:46.090
  • ON THE SICK,"
  • 00:52:46.090 --> 00:52:47.240
  • "SEND ME TO SERVE," THEN
  • 00:52:47.240 --> 00:52:50.030
  • I IMMEDIATELY HAVE A
  • 00:52:50.030 --> 00:52:52.230
  • WONDERFUL DAY AHEAD OF ME,
  • 00:52:52.230 --> 00:52:54.160
  • BUT, AGAIN, IF I'M WAITING ON
  • 00:52:54.160 --> 00:52:56.030
  • SOMEBODY TO SERVE ME, THEN I'M
  • 00:52:56.030 --> 00:52:57.100
  • GONNA BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:52:57.100 --> 00:52:58.160
  • ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE NOT
  • 00:52:58.160 --> 00:52:59.180
  • HAPPY IS BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE
  • 00:52:59.180 --> 00:53:01.000
  • EXPECTATIONS: YOU KNOW, "THE
  • 00:53:01.000 --> 00:53:03.040
  • WORLD EXISTS TO SERVE ME,"
  • 00:53:03.040 --> 00:53:05.020
  • AND "THE WORLD EXISTS
  • 00:53:05.020 --> 00:53:06.080
  • TO PROTECT ME,"
  • 00:53:06.080 --> 00:53:07.090
  • OR "THE WORLD EXISTS TO
  • 00:53:07.090 --> 00:53:08.030
  • PROMOTE ME," AND WHEN THE WORLD
  • 00:53:08.030 --> 00:53:09.150
  • DOESN'T DO IT, THEN I
  • 00:53:09.150 --> 00:53:10.210
  • GET DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:53:10.210 --> 00:53:12.140
  • ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL
  • 00:53:12.140 --> 00:53:13.250
  • THINGS-- AND JESUS HAS SO MANY
  • 00:53:13.250 --> 00:53:15.180
  • WONDERFUL TEACHINGS-- ONE OF THE
  • 00:53:15.180 --> 00:53:17.010
  • MOST PRACTICAL IS HE SAID, "IF
  • 00:53:17.010 --> 00:53:19.050
  • YOU GO TO A FEAST AND THEY'RE
  • 00:53:19.050 --> 00:53:20.190
  • PUTTIN' THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 00:53:20.190 --> 00:53:22.240
  • PEOPLE AT THE HEAD TABLE, THEN
  • 00:53:22.240 --> 00:53:24.120
  • YOU VOLUNTEER TO SIT DOWN HERE
  • 00:53:24.120 --> 00:53:25.220
  • AT THE LOWER TABLE.
  • 00:53:25.220 --> 00:53:27.000
  • IN CASE YOU GET PROMOTED, THAT
  • 00:53:27.000 --> 00:53:29.290
  • MIGHT BE NICE, BUT IF YOU DON'T
  • 00:53:29.290 --> 00:53:32.290
  • GET PROMOTED, IT'S BETTER THAT
  • 00:53:32.290 --> 00:53:34.030
  • YOU BE DOWN THERE THAN YOU GET
  • 00:53:34.030 --> 00:53:35.120
  • DEMOTED FROM UP THERE AND GET
  • 00:53:35.120 --> 00:53:36.170
  • SENT OUT HERE."
  • 00:53:36.170 --> 00:53:38.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:53:38.070 --> 00:53:39.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:53:39.270 --> 00:53:40.150
  • IS THAT ABOUT THE MOST
  • 00:53:40.150 --> 00:53:41.090
  • PRACTICAL THING?
  • 00:53:41.090 --> 00:53:41.260
  • - CLIFTON: IT JUST KIND OF
  • 00:53:41.260 --> 00:53:42.160
  • MAKE SENSE, YEAH.
  • 00:53:42.160 --> 00:53:43.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:53:43.040 --> 00:53:44.030
  • - MAX: SO, IN OTHER WORDS,
  • 00:53:44.030 --> 00:53:45.000
  • DON'T GO THROUGH LIFE EXPECTING
  • 00:53:45.000 --> 00:53:45.290
  • YOURSELF TO BE AT THE HEAD
  • 00:53:45.290 --> 00:53:46.290
  • TABLE, AND IF YOU END UP AT THE
  • 00:53:46.290 --> 00:53:48.150
  • HEAD TABLE, JUST THANK THE LORD.
  • 00:53:48.150 --> 00:53:49.230
  • BUT IF YOU DON'T, THAT'S OKAY
  • 00:53:49.230 --> 00:53:51.170
  • 'CAUSE YOU DIDN'T HAVE THAT
  • 00:53:51.170 --> 00:53:52.220
  • EXPECTATION ANYWAY.
  • 00:53:52.220 --> 00:53:54.090
  • IT'S THIS SERVICE MENTALITY,
  • 00:53:54.090 --> 00:53:56.020
  • THIS SERVICE MENTALITY.
  • 00:53:56.020 --> 00:53:57.070
  • AND JUST ONE FINAL THOUGHT.
  • 00:53:57.070 --> 00:53:59.020
  • I KNOW OUR TIME IS GETTIN' AWAY,
  • 00:53:59.020 --> 00:54:00.140
  • BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE'S A
  • 00:54:00.210 --> 00:54:03.210
  • SCRIPTURE IN THE BIBLE THAT SAYS
  • 00:54:03.210 --> 00:54:05.260
  • THAT, WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:54:05.260 --> 00:54:07.110
  • WE'LL BE SERVED BY CHRIST?
  • 00:54:07.110 --> 00:54:08.160
  • WE'LL BE SERVED BY JESUS HIMSELF
  • 00:54:08.160 --> 00:54:11.000
  • AT THE BANQUET TABLE.
  • 00:54:11.000 --> 00:54:13.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:54:13.070 --> 00:54:14.220
  • AND SO HEAVEN IS ALL ABOUT
  • 00:54:14.220 --> 00:54:16.220
  • PEOPLE SERVING ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:54:16.220 --> 00:54:18.140
  • THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA MAKE
  • 00:54:18.140 --> 00:54:19.120
  • HEAVEN HEAVENLY.
  • 00:54:19.120 --> 00:54:20.010
  • - CLIFTON: DID I READ THAT IN
  • 00:54:20.010 --> 00:54:20.290
  • THE BOOK WHERE-- DOES ANYBODY
  • 00:54:20.290 --> 00:54:22.000
  • SAY, "WHERE'S JESUS?"
  • 00:54:22.000 --> 00:54:22.170
  • "HE'S OVER THERE, SERVIN'
  • 00:54:22.170 --> 00:54:23.240
  • ICED TEA."
  • 00:54:23.240 --> 00:54:24.290
  • - MAX: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:54:24.290 --> 00:54:25.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:54:25.180 --> 00:54:27.140
  • - CLIFTON: THAT WAS YOU?
  • 00:54:27.140 --> 00:54:28.050
  • - MAX: THAT WAS.
  • 00:54:28.050 --> 00:54:28.220
  • - CLIFTON: THAT WAS GOOD.
  • 00:54:28.220 --> 00:54:29.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:54:29.120 --> 00:54:29.240
  • I LIKE THAT.
  • 00:54:29.240 --> 00:54:31.130
  • IT PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE,
  • 00:54:31.130 --> 00:54:32.280
  • SITTIN' THERE JUST READIN' THIS
  • 00:54:32.280 --> 00:54:34.240
  • WONDERFUL BOOK, "HOW HAPPINESS
  • 00:54:34.240 --> 00:54:36.120
  • HAPPENS."
  • 00:54:36.120 --> 00:54:38.220
  • WOW, YOU HAVE SO MANY GEMS
  • 00:54:38.220 --> 00:54:40.140
  • IN YOUR WORK, IN THIS
  • 00:54:41.090 --> 00:54:44.090
  • PARTICULAR WORK, AND YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:54:44.130 --> 00:54:47.130
  • A HUNDRED OTHER BOOKS.
  • 00:54:47.130 --> 00:54:48.130
  • IT'S JUST WONDERFUL HOW GOD HAS
  • 00:54:48.130 --> 00:54:50.230
  • SO ANOINTED YOU WITH THE
  • 00:54:50.230 --> 00:54:53.070
  • GIFT OF MINISTRY--
  • 00:54:53.070 --> 00:54:54.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:54:54.230 --> 00:54:55.180
  • - MAX: THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
  • 00:54:55.180 --> 00:54:56.250
  • - CLIFTON: -- TO MAKE YOU SO
  • 00:54:56.250 --> 00:54:59.110
  • PROLIFIC AND POWERFUL, AND SO
  • 00:55:00.030 --> 00:55:03.030
  • UNASSUMING A HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:55:04.170 --> 00:55:07.170
  • GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE
  • 00:55:07.170 --> 00:55:09.110
  • COMBINATION OF PERSON AND
  • 00:55:09.110 --> 00:55:10.230
  • PERSONALITY YOU ARE, AND I LOOK
  • 00:55:11.280 --> 00:55:14.280
  • FOR SOMETHING IN PASTORS THAT
  • 00:55:14.280 --> 00:55:17.170
  • PROBABLY-- I DON'T KNOW IF
  • 00:55:17.170 --> 00:55:19.280
  • OTHERS LOOK FOR IT, BUT THERE'S
  • 00:55:19.280 --> 00:55:22.170
  • ONE THING I LOOK FOR IN A PASTOR
  • 00:55:22.170 --> 00:55:24.080
  • THAT ALLOWS ME TO HAVE AN
  • 00:55:25.170 --> 00:55:28.170
  • UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR MINISTRY:
  • 00:55:28.170 --> 00:55:30.180
  • I LOOK FOR LOVE.
  • 00:55:30.180 --> 00:55:33.120
  • I WANNA SEE IF THEY--
  • 00:55:33.120 --> 00:55:35.040
  • ARE THEY LOVING?
  • 00:55:36.050 --> 00:55:39.050
  • IS THIS A LOVING PERSON?
  • 00:55:39.050 --> 00:55:40.160
  • DIFFERENT GIFTS OF PREACHING AND
  • 00:55:40.260 --> 00:55:43.260
  • MINISTRY, DIFFERENT GIFTS,
  • 00:55:43.260 --> 00:55:45.180
  • DIFFERENT STYLES, DIFFERENT TURN
  • 00:55:45.180 --> 00:55:47.170
  • OF PHRASE, DIFFERENT WITTICISMS,
  • 00:55:47.170 --> 00:55:49.210
  • BUT THE LOVE, THE LOVE IS THE
  • 00:55:49.260 --> 00:55:52.260
  • COMMON DENOMINATOR--
  • 00:55:52.260 --> 00:55:54.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:55:56.290 --> 00:55:59.290
  • -- AND I SAY THAT TO SAY,
  • 00:55:59.290 --> 00:56:02.190
  • DR. MAX LUCADO, YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:56:02.190 --> 00:56:05.060
  • LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN YOU.
  • 00:56:05.060 --> 00:56:07.180
  • - MAX: THANK YOU, MY FRIEND,
  • 00:56:07.180 --> 00:56:08.090
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:56:08.090 --> 00:56:09.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:56:09.020 --> 00:56:11.000
  • - CLIFTON: THANK YOU SO VERY,
  • 00:56:11.000 --> 00:56:11.270
  • VERY, VERY MUCH.
  • 00:56:11.270 --> 00:56:12.210
  • - MAX: THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
  • 00:56:12.210 --> 00:56:13.270
  • - CLIFTON: MAX LUCADO,
  • 00:56:13.270 --> 00:56:15.080
  • EVERYBODY.
  • 00:56:15.080 --> 00:56:16.010
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:56:16.010 --> 00:56:18.290
  • - CLIFTON: STANDING OVATION.
  • 00:56:18.290 --> 00:56:21.150
  • I LOVE IT.
  • 00:56:21.150 --> 00:56:23.080