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The Glitch That Keeps on Giving Part 2

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December 4, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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The Glitch That Keeps on Giving Part 2

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  • - True confidence
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  • is a byproduct of belonging,
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  • the moment that you realize,
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  • you know what, I belong.
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  • my admission price
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  • was purchased,
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  • but gospel is not,
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  • You can belong
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  • when you become.
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  • The gospel is, You belong
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  • so you can become.
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  • Because nothing will change you
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  • like realizing I belong here,
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  • He purchased
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  • my right to be here.
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  • He gave me access
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  • into a throne room.
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  • And nobody can strip
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  • my credentials, cause.
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  • Nobody gave them to me
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  • - Do you know how I came up
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  • with the title for this book?
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  • If you do, just pretend
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  • like you don't,
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  • 'cause I'm going
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  • to tell you again.
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  • Now I wish I could say
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  • I went on a prayer retreat
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  • to the Smoky Mountains
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  • and the clouds formed the shape
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  • of the parentheses.
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  • But what actually happened.
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  • I was on YouTube, right?
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  • I was getting ready
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  • to preach on a Saturday,
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  • and I put on YouTube because
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  • I like that background noise
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  • so I don't have
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  • to be alone with myself.
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  • And that was that was honest,
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  • that was raw.
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  • It just kind of slipped up.
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  • And I had it on
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  • a preacher, right?
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  • And you know how YouTube
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  • will take an algorithm
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  • and recommend something for you
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  • to watch next, the little
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  • sidebar thing, you know?
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  • I figured Hey, I may
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  • as well trust
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  • in the sovereignty of YouTube.
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  • So I went, they recommended
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  • this video, up to me next,
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  • these people are professionals,
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  • these people know my habits.
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  • These people are acquainted
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  • with my desires.
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  • So it said that there was one
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  • I should watch next.
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  • So I watched it next.
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  • And it was a theologian,
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  • this theologian
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  • is very well known,
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  • very well respected.
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  • He was doing like
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  • a pastor's conference,
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  • and he was doing
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  • some question and answer.
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  • So I put it on the Theologian.
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  • And I kind of walked out
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  • of the room.
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  • And then I heard them
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  • call my name.
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  • They were doing
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  • a lightning round
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  • where the interviewer
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  • was asking the Theologian,
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  • now this guy's famous.
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  • I didn't know he knew
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  • who I was.
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  • When they said my name
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  • and asked him
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  • what he thought about me.
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  • I thought he would say Who?
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  • That's what I was expecting.
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  • Because I've read
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  • this guy's book,
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  • or I should say,
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  • I was assigned this guy's book
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  • to read in seminary.
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  • And...
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  • [laughter]
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  • I told you I wasn't qualified,
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  • come take the mic, anybody?
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  • Well, they said
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  • Steven Furtick.
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  • They were going through names.
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  • What do you think about this?
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  • What do you think about that
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  • and Steve Furtick?
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  • You know how, kind of --
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  • when you hear some --
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  • overhear somebody talking
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  • about you makes you
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  • feel important, you know?
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  • So I ran back in there,
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  • he said my name, said my name.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I've made it now.
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  • And he said, Steven Furtick?
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  • Well, the Theologian --
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  • I should show you the clip,
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  • but I don't want you to see
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  • who he is because some of you,
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  • when you hear
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  • what he said about me,
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  • if I told you who he was,
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  • you're not saved enough.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I'm serious.
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  • What --
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  • my mom has thought
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  • about cutting his brake cables
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  • in his car.
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  • But I told her
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  • not to do that.
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  • She's not as Christian as me.
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  • [laughter]
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  • They said Steven Furtick,
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  • and he goes, his body language
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  • said it all.
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  • He goes, he drops his head,
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  • slumps his shoulder
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  • and he exhales
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  • as if the mere consideration
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  • of my name was so wearisome
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  • to the great man's
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  • theological brain,
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  • that he could not bear
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  • the burden.
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  • It was like
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  • he was flushing out the toxins
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  • of hearing my name, just --
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  • [heavy sighing]
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  • [laughter]
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  • And the crowd chuckled
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  • And he summarized
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  • my whole ministry,
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  • which is interesting
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  • because I never met him.
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  • You are judging by appearances,
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  • summarized my whole ministry
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  • with one word.
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  • And I guess by now,
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  • I don't need to tell you
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  • what that word was.
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  • Because it became
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  • the title of my book.
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  • Steven Furtick,
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  • Steven Furtick.
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  • And he said it so serious.
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  • He said it so serious.
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  • He said, Unqualified.
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  • Sounded like a gavel
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  • in Texas.
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  • Death Penalty case.
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  • Unqualified.
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  • Now there would have
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  • been a time...
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  • [laughter]
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  • ...where that word
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  • would have triggered
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  • some words in my mind,
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  • that would make unqualified
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  • sound like
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  • a Valentine's Day card.
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  • But I was surprised
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  • by my reaction.
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  • I started laughing.
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  • You know what I thought?
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  • If you only knew.
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  • You know what I thought?
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  • Thank you, doctor.
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  • Thank you, sir, for --
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  • I almost slipped.
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  • I thought Thank you.
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  • Oh, by the way, you know
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  • what I did this week though?
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  • I signed him a copy of the book
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  • and sent it to him
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  • with a skinny red tie.
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  • I just wanted to thank him
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  • for the reminder,
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  • for saying what I felt
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  • my whole life.
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  • Now that we've got that
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  • out of the way,
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  • let's have church.
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  • You just gotta own it.
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  • Touch somebody and say,
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  • "Own it."
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  • Own it.
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  • Yeah, I'm unqualified.
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  • Yeah, I feel stupid sometimes.
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  • Yeah, I feel inadequate
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  • from time to time.
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  • Yeah, I'm not where
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  • I'm gonna be, but I'm not where
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  • I used to be.
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  • Yeah, I got some cracks,
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  • but I'm also called,
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  • Yeah, I got some weakness,
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  • but I also got some strength.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • call me unqualified.
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  • It puts me in some pretty
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  • good company, Abraham,
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  • Moses, Jacob,
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  • Joseph, Rehab
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  • Reach over to your neighbor
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  • and tell them,
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  • Join the club,
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  • club unqualified,
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  • club dysfunctional,
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  • club screwed up,
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  • club I lose my mind sometimes,
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  • club tempted, club unsure,
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  • club insecure,
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  • club I'm not quite there yet,
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  • club please be patient
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  • I'm a work in progress.
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  • Join the club.
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  • Where is my unqualified club?
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  • Membership is free.
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  • All you gotta do
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  • is come in on your knees.
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  • Paul had a great gift.
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  • But he still
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  • had to defend his credentials
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  • and the way he defends them
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  • is funny to me,
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  • because if you want
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  • to defend yourself, you know,
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  • you put up a front
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  • but he gets real honest
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  • and real raw,
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  • real honest and real raw.
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  • And he's hurt and I can tell
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  • that he's hurt.
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  • Because he starts
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  • talking about
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  • his letters
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  • versus his speaking,
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  • he said that some of you,
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  • verse 10, are saying
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  • that my letters are better
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  • than my preaching.
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  • Did you read the verse?
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  • Look at it with me.
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  • "For some say..."
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  • You're always going
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  • to have those voices.
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  • They're never going
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  • to go away.
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  • If Paul had people saying it,
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  • you're going to have
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  • people saying it.
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  • And by the way,
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  • most of us don't need YouTube
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  • to inform us
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  • that we're unqualified.
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  • We have a little chatterbox
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  • that's alive and well
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  • reminding us of the fact.
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  • So, he said, I know
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  • that some of you
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  • are comparing my letters
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  • to my speech...
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  • "For some say, 'His letters
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  • are weighty and forceful,
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  • but in person
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  • he is unimpressive.'"
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  • Unworthy,
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  • unskilled,
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  • untrained.
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  • I know we wrestle with it
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  • because you mentioned that again
  • 00:08:38.060 --> 00:08:39.000
  • in the next chapter
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  • in 2 Corinthians, 11:5 and 1:6.
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  • He starts talking about,
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  • I may not be trained
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  • as a speaker.
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  • I know I'm not trained
  • 00:08:46.020 --> 00:08:46.230
  • as a speaker,
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  • but I have knowledge.
  • 00:08:47.210 --> 00:08:48.230
  • Now you don't talk like this,
  • 00:08:48.230 --> 00:08:50.290
  • unless you're
  • 00:08:50.290 --> 00:08:51.160
  • wrestling with it.
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  • If you're a Christian
  • 00:08:57.050 --> 00:08:57.200
  • for very long,
  • 00:08:58.060 --> 00:09:01.080
  • you're eventually going
  • 00:09:01.080 --> 00:09:01.260
  • to have somebody ask you
  • 00:09:01.260 --> 00:09:03.150
  • this question,
  • 00:09:03.150 --> 00:09:04.120
  • and it's kind
  • 00:09:04.120 --> 00:09:04.280
  • of a funny question,
  • 00:09:04.280 --> 00:09:05.170
  • but they'll ask.
  • 00:09:05.170 --> 00:09:06.050
  • This something
  • 00:09:06.050 --> 00:09:06.230
  • we do as Christians we say,
  • 00:09:06.230 --> 00:09:07.170
  • When you get to heaven,
  • 00:09:07.170 --> 00:09:08.100
  • who do you want
  • 00:09:08.100 --> 00:09:08.250
  • to see first?
  • 00:09:08.250 --> 00:09:10.180
  • Now when I asked you that,
  • 00:09:10.180 --> 00:09:11.110
  • the first thing you got to say,
  • 00:09:11.110 --> 00:09:12.070
  • [vocalizing]
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  • I want to see Jesus...
  • 00:09:12.240 --> 00:09:14.080
  • [laughter]
  • 00:09:14.090 --> 00:09:17.090
  • But then after you say that --
  • 00:09:17.090 --> 00:09:19.050
  • I've asked people that before
  • 00:09:19.050 --> 00:09:19.250
  • and usually hear a lot of people
  • 00:09:19.250 --> 00:09:20.260
  • say they want to see Paul
  • 00:09:20.260 --> 00:09:21.230
  • but I don't know
  • 00:09:21.230 --> 00:09:22.080
  • if they do.
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  • I don't know Paul's
  • 00:09:24.140 --> 00:09:25.020
  • the first person
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  • you want to see.
  • 00:09:25.200 --> 00:09:27.250
  • Because we know Paul
  • 00:09:27.250 --> 00:09:29.260
  • according to his gift,
  • 00:09:29.260 --> 00:09:32.250
  • but apparently,
  • 00:09:32.250 --> 00:09:35.050
  • Paul had a glitch
  • 00:09:35.260 --> 00:09:38.260
  • is that this man who wrote 23%
  • 00:09:39.160 --> 00:09:42.160
  • of the New Testament,
  • 00:09:42.160 --> 00:09:44.150
  • total up the number of words
  • 00:09:44.150 --> 00:09:46.060
  • of koine Greek,
  • 00:09:46.060 --> 00:09:47.050
  • which is a type of Greek
  • 00:09:47.050 --> 00:09:48.020
  • that the New Testament
  • 00:09:48.020 --> 00:09:48.210
  • was written in.
  • 00:09:48.210 --> 00:09:50.030
  • And you look at how many
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:50.270
  • are attributed to Paul,
  • 00:09:50.270 --> 00:09:51.240
  • it was up to 23%.
  • 00:09:52.100 --> 00:09:55.100
  • Makes him the second
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:56.250
  • biggest human contributor
  • 00:09:56.250 --> 00:09:58.210
  • to what we have
  • 00:09:58.210 --> 00:09:59.180
  • as our New Testament
  • 00:09:59.180 --> 00:10:00.070
  • canon of Scripture.
  • 00:10:00.070 --> 00:10:01.220
  • second only to Luke,
  • 00:10:01.220 --> 00:10:03.010
  • who wrote Luke, and Acts.
  • 00:10:07.240 --> 00:10:10.240
  • That guy, who we could argue
  • 00:10:10.240 --> 00:10:13.090
  • was the most effective preacher
  • 00:10:13.090 --> 00:10:15.190
  • of the last 20 centuries,
  • 00:10:17.050 --> 00:10:20.050
  • who took the gospel
  • 00:10:20.050 --> 00:10:21.220
  • to new frontiers.
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:23.130
  • That gifted guy
  • 00:10:23.130 --> 00:10:25.220
  • had a glitch, and apparently,
  • 00:10:25.220 --> 00:10:28.030
  • the way he preached,
  • 00:10:28.030 --> 00:10:28.260
  • this preacher,
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:29.280
  • because you know
  • 00:10:29.280 --> 00:10:30.110
  • when you picture Paul,
  • 00:10:30.110 --> 00:10:31.170
  • I bet you picture him
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:32.110
  • with a big booming voice,
  • 00:10:32.110 --> 00:10:34.230
  • funny illustrations,
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:37.080
  • B-3 organ,
  • 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:38.230
  • but Paul stood up to preach
  • 00:10:38.230 --> 00:10:40.220
  • and some people said,
  • 00:10:40.220 --> 00:10:43.010
  • He ain't nothing.
  • 00:10:44.180 --> 00:10:47.180
  • He can't preach like Apollos.
  • 00:10:47.180 --> 00:10:48.230
  • Polis was another preacher
  • 00:10:48.230 --> 00:10:50.220
  • during his day.
  • 00:10:50.220 --> 00:10:52.010
  • And people always wanted
  • 00:10:52.010 --> 00:10:52.270
  • to compare Paul and Apollos.
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:55.000
  • And they say I follow Polis
  • 00:10:55.000 --> 00:10:56.150
  • because Polis
  • 00:10:56.150 --> 00:10:57.050
  • was an orator.
  • 00:10:57.050 --> 00:10:59.120
  • He was spellbinding.
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:00.190
  • He had a vocabulary
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:02.230
  • like a thesourus.
  • 00:11:03.100 --> 00:11:06.100
  • He had metaphors and analogies
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:09.140
  • and synonyms and antonyms,
  • 00:11:09.290 --> 00:11:12.290
  • other grammar tools
  • 00:11:14.190 --> 00:11:17.190
  • and boy he could preach.
  • 00:11:17.190 --> 00:11:18.260
  • So when he preach
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:19.260
  • he was just spellbinding,
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:21.070
  • he preached and people believed.
  • 00:11:21.110 --> 00:11:24.110
  • Paul said I know
  • 00:11:24.110 --> 00:11:25.230
  • I'm not a very good preacher.
  • 00:11:28.290 --> 00:11:31.290
  • That gets me
  • 00:11:31.290 --> 00:11:32.150
  • because he's talking
  • 00:11:32.150 --> 00:11:33.090
  • about confidence.
  • 00:11:33.090 --> 00:11:34.050
  • But then he talks about
  • 00:11:34.050 --> 00:11:36.000
  • the conflict.
  • 00:11:36.000 --> 00:11:37.290
  • He fulfilled
  • 00:11:37.290 --> 00:11:38.140
  • a great destiny,
  • 00:11:38.140 --> 00:11:40.130
  • but he illuminates
  • 00:11:40.130 --> 00:11:40.270
  • his deficiency.
  • 00:11:40.270 --> 00:11:43.040
  • One of the great things
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.010
  • about pastoring
  • 00:11:44.010 --> 00:11:44.210
  • a large church now
  • 00:11:44.210 --> 00:11:46.290
  • is that I get to know
  • 00:11:46.290 --> 00:11:48.050
  • some of the people
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:49.040
  • who have always
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:49.170
  • been my heroes
  • 00:11:49.170 --> 00:11:50.240
  • from a distance personally.
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:53.110
  • And sometimes you wish
  • 00:11:53.110 --> 00:11:54.260
  • that you had kept them
  • 00:11:54.260 --> 00:11:55.200
  • at a distance.
  • 00:11:55.220 --> 00:11:58.220
  • But sometimes
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:11:59.060
  • you get to know them
  • 00:11:59.060 --> 00:11:59.280
  • and you realize that the secret
  • 00:11:59.280 --> 00:12:01.070
  • of their strength
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:01.240
  • isn't what you thought it was.
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:06.060
  • So there,
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:06.220
  • there are three pastors
  • 00:12:06.220 --> 00:12:08.030
  • that I consider the best,
  • 00:12:08.030 --> 00:12:10.070
  • just my personal ranking,
  • 00:12:10.070 --> 00:12:11.290
  • you know, for whatever
  • 00:12:11.290 --> 00:12:13.080
  • it's worth,
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:13.270
  • I've seen certain things
  • 00:12:13.270 --> 00:12:15.160
  • that they do,
  • 00:12:15.160 --> 00:12:16.050
  • and I respect them
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:16.270
  • all on different levels
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:18.000
  • for different reasons,
  • 00:12:18.000 --> 00:12:19.010
  • but they all in some way
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:20.200
  • represent something
  • 00:12:20.200 --> 00:12:21.120
  • that I would love to emulate,
  • 00:12:21.120 --> 00:12:22.270
  • and I've asked them
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:23.290
  • over the last,
  • 00:12:23.290 --> 00:12:25.110
  • I would say, eight months,
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:26.040
  • the same question.
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:29.020
  • Across the three
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:29.190
  • different areas.
  • 00:12:29.190 --> 00:12:31.050
  • So the first one,
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:32.250
  • he's really great with money.
  • 00:12:32.250 --> 00:12:35.000
  • And his church reflects this.
  • 00:12:35.000 --> 00:12:36.200
  • He has millions in assets
  • 00:12:36.200 --> 00:12:38.030
  • and zero in debt,
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:40.040
  • both in his personal life
  • 00:12:40.040 --> 00:12:40.270
  • and his church life.
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:42.290
  • And I see how he orders
  • 00:12:42.290 --> 00:12:43.260
  • his life and how strategic
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.010
  • and efficient it is.
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:46.040
  • And I asked him,
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:46.240
  • What made you that way?
  • 00:12:46.240 --> 00:12:49.070
  • What do you think
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:49.280
  • made you that way?
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:51.020
  • He answered quickly,
  • 00:12:51.020 --> 00:12:52.260
  • I was so broke growing up.
  • 00:12:53.140 --> 00:12:56.140
  • I was so poor,
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:57.260
  • I had nothing.
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:12:59.150
  • So when I finally got something,
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:02.130
  • it was the poverty
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:04.000
  • that I experienced growing up
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:05.180
  • that gave me the discipline
  • 00:13:05.180 --> 00:13:06.200
  • to handle what I had
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:08.130
  • when I got it.
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:11.100
  • Okay, second guy,
  • 00:13:11.100 --> 00:13:14.090
  • he's the best empowerer,
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:17.120
  • is that a word?
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:18.140
  • He is the best at empowering
  • 00:13:18.140 --> 00:13:19.270
  • other leaders
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.090
  • that I've ever seen.
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:23.000
  • And now at around age 60.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:25.060
  • He's got leaders
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:26.020
  • that he raised up
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:27.010
  • and sent out
  • 00:13:27.010 --> 00:13:28.030
  • all over the world
  • 00:13:28.030 --> 00:13:29.030
  • who are doing More
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:30.120
  • than he could ever do
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.060
  • through the power
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:32.220
  • of his life multiplied.
  • 00:13:32.220 --> 00:13:34.120
  • So I asked him,
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:35.180
  • How have you always
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:36.220
  • had the virtue or the humility
  • 00:13:38.100 --> 00:13:41.100
  • to be able to empower
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.150
  • other leaders
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:43.110
  • in the way that you have?
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:44.240
  • You know, I said, he said,
  • 00:13:44.240 --> 00:13:45.160
  • I don't think it was humility
  • 00:13:45.240 --> 00:13:48.240
  • as much as it was my insecurity.
  • 00:13:48.240 --> 00:13:50.150
  • I never saw myself
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:51.170
  • as a great leader.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:52.270
  • So I had no other choice
  • 00:13:52.270 --> 00:13:54.120
  • but to lean on other people.
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:58.010
  • That's the second one.
  • 00:13:58.010 --> 00:13:58.290
  • I want you to look
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:13:59.210
  • for the common thread
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:00.170
  • and the three of these
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:01.120
  • because the third one,
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:02.150
  • he's the best preacher
  • 00:14:02.150 --> 00:14:03.220
  • I've ever heard.
  • 00:14:03.220 --> 00:14:05.070
  • The best, the best,
  • 00:14:05.070 --> 00:14:07.060
  • and I'll fight you over
  • 00:14:07.060 --> 00:14:08.090
  • that he's the best.
  • 00:14:08.090 --> 00:14:10.130
  • I heard him say twice
  • 00:14:10.130 --> 00:14:12.030
  • in the last couple of weeks.
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:13.210
  • Something that shocked me
  • 00:14:13.210 --> 00:14:14.250
  • because I see his gift.
  • 00:14:14.250 --> 00:14:17.210
  • I see his gift,
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:18.190
  • but I never saw his glitch.
  • 00:14:18.190 --> 00:14:21.140
  • I see his gift.
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:22.130
  • And it surprised me
  • 00:14:22.130 --> 00:14:23.100
  • when he said
  • 00:14:23.100 --> 00:14:24.050
  • when I first started preaching,
  • 00:14:24.050 --> 00:14:25.180
  • my hand would shake so bad.
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:27.060
  • I could hardly
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:27.210
  • hold the microphone.
  • 00:14:27.210 --> 00:14:29.190
  • had to get a microphone
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:30.230
  • that would clip on me
  • 00:14:30.230 --> 00:14:31.240
  • because if I held one,
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:32.180
  • my hand would shake too bad
  • 00:14:32.180 --> 00:14:33.250
  • and I couldn't hold it still.
  • 00:14:33.260 --> 00:14:36.260
  • And he said,
  • 00:14:36.260 --> 00:14:37.160
  • when I first started preaching,
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:38.280
  • he said I preached harder
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:40.170
  • than anybody else.
  • 00:14:40.170 --> 00:14:41.250
  • I preach for two hours,
  • 00:14:41.250 --> 00:14:43.260
  • three hours, he said,
  • 00:14:43.260 --> 00:14:45.060
  • I would preach so hard
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:47.030
  • that not only
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:48.030
  • what I sweat through my suit,
  • 00:14:48.030 --> 00:14:50.030
  • I would sweat through my shoes.
  • 00:14:50.030 --> 00:14:52.050
  • You could ring sweat
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.100
  • out of my shoe laces
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:54.120
  • when I got done preaching.
  • 00:14:54.120 --> 00:14:55.280
  • And he said, watch this, this.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:57.100
  • This made me cry,
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:58.180
  • like Vanellope on Wreck It Ralph
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:14:59.270
  • when he said it.
  • 00:14:59.270 --> 00:15:00.180
  • He said, The reason
  • 00:15:00.180 --> 00:15:03.100
  • I preach so hard,
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:05.100
  • is because I never thought
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:06.080
  • I preached that good.
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:13.020
  • In each of those cases,
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:15.250
  • it was their glitch
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:18.010
  • that made them great.
  • 00:15:19.070 --> 00:15:22.070
  • It was the thing
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:27.020
  • that they would have asked God
  • 00:15:27.020 --> 00:15:29.030
  • to take away.
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:32.260
  • Or it was the thing
  • 00:15:32.260 --> 00:15:34.020
  • that they would have asked
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.040
  • God to put in,
  • 00:15:35.040 --> 00:15:37.020
  • that he didn't
  • 00:15:37.020 --> 00:15:39.110
  • that fed their strength
  • 00:15:39.210 --> 00:15:42.210
  • through their weakness.
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:46.070
  • This is such
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:46.220
  • a powerful revelation
  • 00:15:46.220 --> 00:15:48.100
  • when you consider
  • 00:15:48.100 --> 00:15:50.100
  • that Paul wrote 23%
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:53.040
  • of the New Testament.
  • 00:15:53.040 --> 00:15:55.130
  • And I found myself wondering
  • 00:15:55.130 --> 00:15:58.090
  • if Paul had been
  • 00:15:58.090 --> 00:15:59.240
  • a better speaker,
  • 00:15:59.240 --> 00:16:01.020
  • would he have picked up
  • 00:16:01.020 --> 00:16:02.200
  • his pen and written
  • 00:16:02.200 --> 00:16:04.030
  • all those letters?
  • 00:16:06.060 --> 00:16:09.060
  • I wonder if Paul
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:10.080
  • could have preached
  • 00:16:10.080 --> 00:16:11.060
  • like a Apollos,
  • 00:16:11.060 --> 00:16:12.290
  • would we have
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:13.140
  • Second Corinthians?
  • 00:16:13.140 --> 00:16:16.040
  • Would we have Romans?
  • 00:16:16.040 --> 00:16:18.240
  • Would we have Ephesians 3:20:
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:20.120
  • Now to him who is able
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:21.070
  • to do immeasurably more
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:22.060
  • than all we ask or imagine,
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:22.290
  • according to his power
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:23.150
  • that is at work within us.
  • 00:16:23.150 --> 00:16:24.070
  • He picked up his pen,
  • 00:16:24.070 --> 00:16:26.210
  • perhaps because he couldn't
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:29.020
  • preach like Apollos.
  • 00:16:30.270 --> 00:16:33.270
  • It was --
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:37.060
  • I gotta be careful
  • 00:16:37.060 --> 00:16:38.060
  • 'cause I'll get choked up
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:38.290
  • thinking about it
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:40.000
  • because I've spent so much time
  • 00:16:40.000 --> 00:16:40.260
  • feeling like my glitch
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:41.260
  • was going to keep me
  • 00:16:41.260 --> 00:16:42.180
  • from being used by God.
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:44.210
  • But it was his glitch
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  • that became his gift.
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  • The words that you read today
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  • that Paul wrote,
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  • may not even be on the page,
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:17:00.050
  • if he could have
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  • preached better.
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:03.050
  • It was because
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:04.140
  • he couldn't preach like Apollos
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  • that he wrote like Paul.
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  • [applause]
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  • His glitch was the gift
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  • that keeps on giving.
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  • How many Bible verses
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:22.080
  • an you quote
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  • that Apollos wrote?
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  • But Apollos could preach.
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  • Apollos was impressive,
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:32.120
  • no doubt what he said
  • 00:17:32.120 --> 00:17:33.080
  • was profound.
  • 00:17:33.080 --> 00:17:34.290
  • But he sat it and it died.
  • 00:17:35.040 --> 00:17:38.040
  • Paul couldn't preach
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:38.220
  • like Apollos.
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:40.090
  • So it forced him to sit down.
  • 00:17:40.160 --> 00:17:43.160
  • He said, I gotta take
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  • my glitch and find a way
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  • to turn it into a gift.
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:52.010
  • And because he had a glitch,
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:53.230
  • you got to get this
  • 00:17:53.230 --> 00:17:54.150
  • in your heart
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:55.100
  • because he had a glitch,
  • 00:17:55.100 --> 00:17:57.050
  • his words are still
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:59.160
  • reverberating today,
  • 00:17:59.160 --> 00:18:02.050
  • I thought you might want
  • 00:18:02.050 --> 00:18:03.240
  • to take 15 seconds
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  • and praise God
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  • for your glitch
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  • and praise God
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  • for your weakness
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  • and praise God
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  • You might as well
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  • put your weakness to work
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  • 'cause it's not going away.
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  • I'm not saying
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  • don't improve.
  • 00:18:30.240 --> 00:18:31.100
  • I'm not saying don't get
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  • more intelligent.
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:32.200
  • I'm not saying
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:33.050
  • don't take the class.
  • 00:18:33.050 --> 00:18:34.010
  • I'm saying that there is
  • 00:18:34.010 --> 00:18:35.130
  • a glitch in all of us.
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:37.280
  • That's a lie.
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:38.170
  • There are multiple glitches
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  • in all of us.
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  • [applause]
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  • When Vanellope found out -- -
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  • I'm gonna tie it all together --
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  • Wreck It Ralph.
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  • Apostle Paul.
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  • Here they come,
  • 00:18:51.290 --> 00:18:52.170
  • they're meeting up,
  • 00:18:52.170 --> 00:18:53.050
  • watch this,
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:54.000
  • but Vanellope is stuck in
  • 00:18:54.000 --> 00:18:55.180
  • a game and she can't race
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:57.040
  • because she's a glitch.
  • 00:18:57.040 --> 00:18:58.050
  • But guess what?
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:18:59.090
  • The reason that they unplugged
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:00.220
  • the machine to try
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:01.160
  • to turn her into a glitch
  • 00:19:01.160 --> 00:19:02.190
  • to begin with is because
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:03.290
  • she was royalty.
  • 00:19:03.290 --> 00:19:05.100
  • She was a hero.
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:06.180
  • You got to watch the movie
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:07.160
  • to get the full revelation
  • 00:19:07.160 --> 00:19:08.100
  • of this sermon.
  • 00:19:08.100 --> 00:19:09.050
  • I want you to sit down
  • 00:19:09.050 --> 00:19:10.070
  • and watch it for your quiet time
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:11.100
  • this week.
  • 00:19:11.100 --> 00:19:12.080
  • Because when you watch her
  • 00:19:12.080 --> 00:19:13.150
  • you'll find out
  • 00:19:13.150 --> 00:19:14.050
  • that the way
  • 00:19:14.050 --> 00:19:14.240
  • she ended up saving the game
  • 00:19:14.240 --> 00:19:16.280
  • was that she glitched
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:18.060
  • to the finish line.
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:19.220
  • It was her glitch.
  • 00:19:19.220 --> 00:19:21.090
  • God, y'all don't hear me.
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:22.060
  • Y'all don't hear me.
  • 00:19:22.060 --> 00:19:23.130
  • You keep thinking
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:23.270
  • that your glitch
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:24.160
  • is getting in the way.
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.150
  • I'm trying to tell you
  • 00:19:25.150 --> 00:19:26.290
  • that Paul's glitch
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:28.220
  • became the gift
  • 00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:29.250
  • that we're reading today.
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:31.220
  • And if you've got a glitch,
  • 00:19:31.220 --> 00:19:33.100
  • and if you've got a weakness,
  • 00:19:33.100 --> 00:19:34.280
  • and if you've gotta broken spot
  • 00:19:34.280 --> 00:19:36.050
  • in your life,
  • 00:19:36.050 --> 00:19:36.290
  • and you'll bring it to God
  • 00:19:36.290 --> 00:19:38.100
  • in humility and sincerity,
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:42.090
  • your weakness is about
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:45.020
  • to become your secret weapon.
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:50.270
  • Your weakness is about
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:53.160
  • to become your portal
  • 00:19:54.290 --> 00:19:57.290
  • to God's power.
  • 00:19:57.290 --> 00:20:00.180
  • Now give Him praise
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:01.160
  • if you believe it.
  • 00:20:01.160 --> 00:20:04.080
  • Give Him praise
  • 00:20:04.080 --> 00:20:05.110
  • if you believe it.
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:08.010
  • Give Him praise
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:08.180
  • if you receive it.
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:10.140
  • The reason I'm so smart
  • 00:20:17.010 --> 00:20:19.120
  • with money is I was so broke,
  • 00:20:19.120 --> 00:20:21.120
  • my glitch became my gift.
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:23.150
  • The reason I empowered
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:24.220
  • so many leaders
  • 00:20:24.220 --> 00:20:25.220
  • is because I didn't think
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:26.170
  • I was a very good one.
  • 00:20:26.170 --> 00:20:28.030
  • My glitch, became my gift.
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:30.030
  • The reason I can preach
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:31.130
  • and connect with people
  • 00:20:31.130 --> 00:20:32.130
  • is because I was convinced
  • 00:20:32.130 --> 00:20:33.250
  • I never could.
  • 00:20:33.250 --> 00:20:35.130
  • See, people
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:36.030
  • who have a great gift
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:37.010
  • often find that their gift
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:38.050
  • stunts their growth.
  • 00:20:40.060 --> 00:20:43.060
  • But when you know
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:43.210
  • you have a glitch,
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:49.090
  • when you know
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:49.290
  • that you have a deficiency,
  • 00:20:49.290 --> 00:20:52.220
  • and you begin to believe
  • 00:20:52.220 --> 00:20:53.140
  • that my deficiency
  • 00:20:53.140 --> 00:20:56.070
  • is connected to my destiny.
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:21:01.000
  • That's how God uses
  • 00:21:02.220 --> 00:21:05.220
  • broken people
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:07.160
  • to do big things.
  • 00:21:07.160 --> 00:21:09.250
  • Jump up on their feet.
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:10.230
  • If you receive
  • 00:21:10.230 --> 00:21:11.040
  • this word on any level,
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:12.050
  • clap your hands
  • 00:21:12.050 --> 00:21:12.240
  • and give God praise.
  • 00:21:12.260 --> 00:21:15.260
  • I want you
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:20.150
  • to summarize my message,
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:22.020
  • hug at least six people
  • 00:21:22.020 --> 00:21:23.230
  • and tell them,
  • 00:21:23.230 --> 00:21:24.090
  • "Your glitch is your gift."
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:25.010
  • Your glitch is your gift.
  • 00:21:25.010 --> 00:21:26.030
  • If he could have
  • 00:21:37.130 --> 00:21:40.130
  • preached better,
  • 00:21:40.130 --> 00:21:42.260
  • maybe he wouldn't
  • 00:21:42.260 --> 00:21:43.130
  • have written it down.
  • 00:21:44.230 --> 00:21:47.230
  • If he...
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:50.110
  • Sometimes what God
  • 00:21:50.110 --> 00:21:51.200
  • leaves out
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:52.210
  • is just as important
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:53.190
  • as what he puts in.
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:57.080
  • If Paul had spoken
  • 00:22:03.100 --> 00:22:04.080
  • 2 Corinthians 12:10,
  • 00:22:04.080 --> 00:22:07.040
  • we wouldn't be able
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:07.200
  • to throw it up on the screen.
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:10.080
  • They didn't have
  • 00:22:10.080 --> 00:22:10.190
  • a tape recorder.
  • 00:22:10.190 --> 00:22:12.160
  • They didn't have Pro Tools,
  • 00:22:12.250 --> 00:22:15.250
  • Reason, Logic, Ableton;
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:20.160
  • I'm just saying stuff now.
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:21.250
  • [laughter]
  • 00:22:22.120 --> 00:22:25.120
  • He would have said it,
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:27.130
  • but because of his glitch.
  • 00:22:27.130 --> 00:22:29.230
  • Oh, God.
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:32.190
  • 'Cause of what he couldn't do.
  • 00:22:33.190 --> 00:22:36.190
  • I would've like to have been
  • 00:22:36.190 --> 00:22:37.190
  • a better athlete.
  • 00:22:37.190 --> 00:22:39.180
  • I would love to be able
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:40.240
  • to run the 40 faster
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:41.140
  • than over five seconds.
  • 00:22:41.140 --> 00:22:42.240
  • I would love that.
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:45.190
  • But maybe if I've been
  • 00:22:45.190 --> 00:22:46.120
  • a better athlete,
  • 00:22:46.120 --> 00:22:47.130
  • I wouldn't have been
  • 00:22:47.130 --> 00:22:48.040
  • a youth minister.
  • 00:22:48.040 --> 00:22:50.210
  • I know some of you would've love
  • 00:22:50.210 --> 00:22:51.170
  • to had a dad that raised you
  • 00:22:51.170 --> 00:22:52.260
  • and you should have,
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:54.280
  • but maybe your deficiency...
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:58.220
  • Maybe the fact
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:22:59.150
  • that you didn't have a great dad
  • 00:22:59.150 --> 00:23:00.230
  • is going to be the thing
  • 00:23:00.230 --> 00:23:01.190
  • that drives you
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:02.070
  • to become one.
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:04.020
  • I don't think
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:13.240
  • it's coincidence
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:14.270
  • that the nerdy kids
  • 00:23:14.270 --> 00:23:15.180
  • become the most successful ones.
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:20.120
  • Because since they don't have
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.060
  • a whole lot of people around,
  • 00:23:21.060 --> 00:23:23.200
  • they have to get
  • 00:23:23.200 --> 00:23:24.080
  • to know themselves
  • 00:23:24.080 --> 00:23:24.290
  • and they have
  • 00:23:24.290 --> 00:23:25.140
  • to develop themselves.
  • 00:23:25.150 --> 00:23:28.150
  • So then what in high school
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:30.040
  • is loneliness becomes
  • 00:23:30.040 --> 00:23:32.130
  • later in life success.
  • 00:23:33.000 --> 00:23:36.000
  • It's the glitch
  • 00:23:37.020 --> 00:23:40.020
  • that keeps giving.
  • 00:23:40.020 --> 00:23:41.010
  • You know the thing
  • 00:23:41.010 --> 00:23:41.160
  • that didn't happen for you,
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:42.140
  • that you prayed it would happen
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:43.090
  • and you felt like a failure
  • 00:23:43.090 --> 00:23:44.010
  • when it didn't happen.
  • 00:23:44.010 --> 00:23:45.280
  • The thing you didn't get
  • 00:23:45.280 --> 00:23:48.090
  • the opportunity
  • 00:23:48.090 --> 00:23:48.290
  • that you screwed up.
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:49.210
  • Hey, maybe you screwed it up.
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:50.250
  • Maybe God didn't do it.
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:54.020
  • But Paul said, When I am weak,
  • 00:23:56.110 --> 00:23:59.110
  • then I am strong.
  • 00:23:59.110 --> 00:24:01.290
  • Join hands with the person
  • 00:24:01.290 --> 00:24:02.200
  • You think God
  • 00:24:11.280 --> 00:24:12.100
  • doesn't see your glitch?
  • 00:24:12.280 --> 00:24:15.280
  • You think he's limited by it?
  • 00:24:15.280 --> 00:24:18.180
  • You think the manufacturer
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:19.150
  • doesn't know your defect?
  • 00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:23.190
  • Of course the does,
  • 00:24:23.190 --> 00:24:25.190
  • shows you anyway.
  • 00:24:25.190 --> 00:24:28.180
  • I know a lot of preaching says,
  • 00:24:28.180 --> 00:24:29.160
  • you know, God's gonna use you
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:30.200
  • in spite of that thing.
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:31.260
  • That's not my message.
  • 00:24:31.260 --> 00:24:34.000
  • I'm saying he's going
  • 00:24:34.000 --> 00:24:34.210
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:24:39.020 --> 00:24:39.270
  • a privilege
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:40.150
  • to share God's Word with you.
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:41.290
  • Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:24:41.290 --> 00:24:43.110
  • But, each week we just have
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.200
  • a little bit of time together,
  • 00:24:44.200 --> 00:24:46.080
  • and, I'd love to take
  • 00:24:46.080 --> 00:24:46.280
  • just a TV program.
  • 00:24:48.020 --> 00:24:49.280
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:51.290
  • if you wanna connect
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:52.170
  • on another level,
  • 00:24:52.170 --> 00:24:53.280
  • you can call or go online,
  • 00:24:53.280 --> 00:24:55.000
  • right now, and request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • We'll make them available to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
  • 00:25:00.210 --> 00:25:02.030
  • to the ministry.
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:03.000
  • But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:25:03.000 --> 00:25:04.050
  • something else, too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:08.100
  • we broadcast a message
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  • from Elevation Church;
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  • the church where I pastor.
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  • And so, you can tune in,
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  • worship with us,
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  • hear a message,
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  • experience the ministry,
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  • live, as it happens.
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  • And, what's even better,
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  • you can connect with
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world;
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • 'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like extended --
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  • it means a lotta
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  • different things.
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  • But, it's just our way,
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  • to connect with you
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  • beyond this broadcast.
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  • I would love for you
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  • to join us, live,
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  • this weekend.
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  • And, you can go online:
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • it will take you directly
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  • to the details and the times,
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  • so do it now, visit the website.
  • 00:25:46.210 --> 00:25:48.230
  • - God says,
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:51.190
  • "I made you in My image
  • 00:25:51.190 --> 00:25:53.110
  • because I see Myself in you."
  • 00:25:53.110 --> 00:25:55.020
  • That's what a mirror does
  • 00:25:55.020 --> 00:25:56.090
  • and that's why
  • 00:25:56.090 --> 00:25:56.200
  • God wants to tell you,
  • 00:25:56.200 --> 00:25:57.270
  • "It's not about what you're not;
  • 00:25:57.270 --> 00:25:59.180
  • it's about what I am.
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  • I'm your Maker,
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  • and I'm your mirror.
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  • And I want you to look to Me
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  • for what's unique about you."
  • 00:26:05.150 --> 00:26:06.270
  • And sometimes the pressure
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  • that we feel to be special
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  • comes from culture,
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  • who tells you that
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  • you've got to be
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  • so special, so different,
  • 00:26:13.220 --> 00:26:15.180
  • so unique, so set apart,
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  • but you already are.
  • 00:26:17.150 --> 00:26:20.150
  • You already are.
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  • When you live out of that place,
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  • it affects you to be able
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  • to do it for purpose,
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  • and not for proof.
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  • It's true, I made
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  • some mistakes in my life,
  • 00:26:30.220 --> 00:26:32.170
  • but it's also true
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  • that my greatest mistake
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  • has the potential to become
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  • my greatest miracle.
  • 00:26:36.130 --> 00:26:38.080
  • And you don't have
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  • to own the story
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  • that you were handed
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  • if it does not match
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  • the reality of
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  • what God has spoken,
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  • not another day.
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  • I've got a new truth;
  • 00:26:45.090 --> 00:26:46.200
  • maybe God doesn't see you
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  • through the lens
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  • of your mistake.
  • 00:26:49.080 --> 00:26:51.050
  • Maybe, He sees you through
  • 00:26:51.050 --> 00:26:52.230
  • the lens of His grace.
  • 00:26:52.230 --> 00:26:55.040
  • Maybe, when He looks at you,
  • 00:26:55.040 --> 00:26:56.280
  • He sees the finished work
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • Have you ever thought
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  • about the fact that
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  • if they didn't make you,
  • 00:27:02.080 --> 00:27:04.000
  • they can't define you?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: If we're made
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  • in the image of God,
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  • we should walk
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  • in who He says we are.
  • 00:27:11.260 --> 00:27:13.230
  • It's about trading in
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  • an artificial facade,
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  • for a God-given truth.
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  • Call or go online now
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  • and get your copy of
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