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The Secret Scoreboard Part 2

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December 6, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - If you're not careful,
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  • you'll run around all your life,
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  • changing the things that you do,
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  • but you find no meaning
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  • in the things...
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  • because as long as you have
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  • shallow reasons,
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  • you get empty victories.
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  • But when your reason
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  • gets deeper,
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  • when you start saying,
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  • "You know what?
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  • I'm giving to God,
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  • I'm serving God,
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  • not because I have to,
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  • or not because
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  • people might notice,
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  • or not because
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  • I'm gonna go to hell
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  • if I don't, but just,
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  • He's been good to me,
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  • just because, I know
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  • that my Redeemer lives;
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  • - I'm excited about this.
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  • This is a very special
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  • tradition at Elevation.
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  • Once a year,
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  • we have a special series.
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  • It's really more than
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  • a collection of teachings,
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  • it's a faith experience.
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  • Our theme is "Game Changer".
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  • I think one of the most exciting
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  • things that God is doing
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  • in our ministry,
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  • is to open the doors of our
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  • ministry beyond our walls.
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  • What I mean by that is,
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  • we are amazed at the thousands
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  • and thousands of you who are
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  • letting us know that you're
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  • impacted by this ministry.
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  • Many of you have been blessed by
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  • God to be a blessing.
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  • Now I wanted to ask today,
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  • would you be willing,
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  • during this special
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  • time of year,
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  • to make a one-time donation
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  • to the ministry or maybe partner
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  • with us on a monthly basis
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  • through recurring giving?
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  • I believe God could use your
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  • gift to enable this ministry to
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  • continue to reach,
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  • to continue to break paradigms,
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  • to continue to lift up Jesus,
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  • but most importantly,
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  • know that we feel a tremendous
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  • sense of responsibility
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  • to minister the Word of God,
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  • not only to you,
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  • but to challenge you
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  • to partner with us,
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  • in reaching people
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  • for the gospel.
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  • I hope you enjoy this message
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  • and thank you for being
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  • - There's some wisdom that you
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  • get, Jesus gives it on multiple
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  • levels and six times He does
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  • this thing in the
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  • Sermon on the Mount.
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  • I wish I had time to
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  • show you all of it.
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  • He sets up a construct
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  • like this, "You have heard
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  • it said, but I say to you."
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  • You've heard it said,
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  • and then He would,
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  • quote from the
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  • rabbinic tradition
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  • that they had been handed
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  • through the law of Moses,
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  • but I say to you,
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  • then He would
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  • correct the values,
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  • because He was speaking to
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  • people who had perfected the
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  • appearance of religion.
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  • They understood that the
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  • behavior is right,
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  • but the belief that is beneath
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  • the behavior is not right.
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  • if your values are shallow,
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  • And why didn't you
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  • write that down?
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  • I worked all week on that.
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  • Gaston, I know you've
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  • got your pens out.
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  • I have faith in you.
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  • If your values are shallow,
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  • your victories will be empty.
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  • So I'm winning at what?
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  • I'm winning at what?
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  • And Jesus went up
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  • on a mountainside,
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  • and He sat down.
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  • But then He began to teach them,
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  • He's digging
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  • beneath the behaviors,
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  • to identify the beliefs.
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  • Like one of them that He said,
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  • He said, "You've heard it said,
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  • Don't murder.
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  • But I'm telling you,
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  • if you're angry,
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  • even if you don't murder,
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  • you will suffer the consequences
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  • of that anger and eventually it
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  • will either lead you toward
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  • taking action on it,
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  • or it will deteriorate
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  • your spiritual condition,
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  • to the point that you might
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  • as well have gone
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  • ahead and done it,
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  • because you're living in
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  • a prison of hatred and whether
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  • or not you acted out
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  • doesn't matter,
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  • because beneath the
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  • behavior is a belief that
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  • led to the behavior.
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  • "This is what we mean when we
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  • say Jesus was the game changer.
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  • Because He didn't just
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  • play the game,
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  • that's why they killed him.
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  • He touched lepers that
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  • they wouldn't touch,
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  • He spoke with women
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  • who they devalued.
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  • He -- He challenged their --
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  • their social values,
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  • by associating with people,
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  • who ethnically and religiously,
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  • had nothing in common with
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  • the Jewish people.
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  • And that's what they
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  • hated about Him.
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  • That He didn't endorse their
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  • values to run His campaign,
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  • He challenged their values.
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  • He got beneath their actions and
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  • challenged their values.
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  • Matter of fact, He did it,
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  • not only in terms of hatred
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  • and murder and adultery,
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  • but He did it in
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  • terms of other areas.
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  • Like one thing He said was,
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  • "You've heard it said,
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  • Love your neighbor.
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  • But that's, that's easy.
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  • I say love your enemy."
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  • See, that changes the game.
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  • Grace changes the game.
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  • I said the grace of God is
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  • a game changer.
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  • When the grace of God really
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  • becomes operative in your life,
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  • what Jesus is saying
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  • when He says,
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  • Love your enemy is,
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  • you can't insist on God relating
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  • to you one way and then you turn
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  • around and relate to
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  • people another way.
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  • So if you want God to be
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  • gracious to you,
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  • that grace has to flow,
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  • not only to you,
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  • but through you.
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  • And if it's not
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  • flowing through you,
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  • it didn't really flow to you.
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  • If you don't give it,
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  • you don't got it.
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  • And I'm sorry for my grammar,
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  • but my theology is spot on.
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  • It's a game changer.
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  • And we beheld His glory,
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  • the glory as of the
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  • only begotten Father of the
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  • Father full of grace and truth.
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  • So when grace shows up,
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  • it changes the game.
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  • And the Bible actually says that
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  • when Jesus finished
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  • teaching all these things,
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  • that people were
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  • amazed at His teaching,
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  • not because He was so funny.
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  • Not because He was so succinct,
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  • not because of the human wisdom,
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  • but He taught as one who had
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  • authority and not as one of
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  • their teachers of the law.
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  • Well, what was it
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  • that his teachers,
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  • the teachers of the law,
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  • were teaching that
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  • had no authority?
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  • They were teaching on the
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  • And that's what He's correcting
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  • in Matthew chapter six.
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  • It's not a giving scripture,
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  • it's a scripture
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  • So when you give,
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  • He assumes that you're
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  • going to give, not if, when.
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  • He's making the assumption that
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  • your actions will align
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  • And I've learned that the
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  • greatest way for me to know
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  • whether I'm winning in my life,
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  • is not to ask people, you know,
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  • or not to consult certain
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  • external scoreboards that can
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  • tell me how I'm doing,
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  • because my bank account is a bad
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  • indication of whether
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  • or the car I drive,
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  • or any of that,
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  • but when my actions
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  • match my values,
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  • And it's cool when
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  • you can get to that place,
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  • not that I live there
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  • all the time,
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  • but when I'm there,
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  • I know it and I can feel it.
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  • And when I'm living
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  • from that place,
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  • because my Father
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  • is keeping score.
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  • [cheering and applause]
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  • Maybe we need to shut down
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  • scoreboards that are visible
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  • in our life for a little while
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  • and get in the car like Elijah
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  • got in the car for me
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  • and he would ask me every game,
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  • "Did we win?"
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  • And I never lied
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  • to him about it,
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  • I always told him,
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  • sometimes I said, "No,
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  • y'all played terrible today,
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  • honestly it was painful
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  • to experience, I love ya anyway,
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  • but that was awful."
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  • Am I winning?
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  • And the game has changed now,
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  • I mean, it's crazy,
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  • it's crazy, 'cause now,
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  • can somebody please explain
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  • to me what are v-bucks
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  • and what do they do?
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  • Right, well that's
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  • what I thought at first,
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  • they buy stuff, okay,
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  • so my kids are playing Fortnite,
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  • and they ask me
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  • will I give them v-bucks?
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  • Graham asks me,
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  • "Will you buy us some v-bucks?"
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  • Now my first hurdle was
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  • that real world money
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  • is now being exchanged for,
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  • I'm telling you, man,
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  • these games have changed
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  • for money on a game.
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  • And so I told Graham that
  • 00:08:55.250 --> 00:08:57.260
  • I would buy him some v-bucks,
  • 00:08:57.260 --> 00:09:00.030
  • you know, five billion v-bucks
  • 00:09:00.270 --> 00:09:03.270
  • for $10 or something like that,
  • 00:09:03.270 --> 00:09:05.180
  • I don't know the system ,
  • 00:09:05.180 --> 00:09:06.100
  • but I bought him some v-bucks
  • 00:09:06.100 --> 00:09:07.080
  • and then I went in and I said,
  • 00:09:07.080 --> 00:09:09.070
  • "Let me see what
  • 00:09:09.070 --> 00:09:09.230
  • those v-bucks do
  • 00:09:09.230 --> 00:09:10.220
  • that I just bought you.
  • 00:09:10.220 --> 00:09:13.070
  • I said, "What are you
  • 00:09:13.070 --> 00:09:13.250
  • going to do with the v-bucks?"
  • 00:09:13.250 --> 00:09:15.000
  • He said, "I'mma buy skins."
  • 00:09:17.190 --> 00:09:20.190
  • 'Cause on the game
  • 00:09:20.190 --> 00:09:21.120
  • I was watching him go around
  • 00:09:21.120 --> 00:09:22.170
  • with a pickaxe, killing people
  • 00:09:22.170 --> 00:09:24.150
  • with a pickaxe and stuff,
  • 00:09:24.150 --> 00:09:25.290
  • you know, great family values.
  • 00:09:26.070 --> 00:09:29.070
  • And I said, "Do you get
  • 00:09:29.070 --> 00:09:30.020
  • a sharper ax or something
  • 00:09:30.020 --> 00:09:31.200
  • with the v-bucks?"
  • 00:09:31.200 --> 00:09:32.080
  • He said, "No,
  • 00:09:32.080 --> 00:09:32.240
  • I'm buying skins."
  • 00:09:32.240 --> 00:09:34.170
  • I said, "Well what do
  • 00:09:34.170 --> 00:09:35.070
  • the skins do?
  • 00:09:35.070 --> 00:09:37.030
  • Do they protect you
  • 00:09:37.030 --> 00:09:39.030
  • from other people?"
  • 00:09:39.030 --> 00:09:40.270
  • He said, "No, the skins
  • 00:09:40.270 --> 00:09:42.180
  • don't give you
  • 00:09:42.180 --> 00:09:43.140
  • any end game advantage.
  • 00:09:44.060 --> 00:09:47.060
  • It's just for people to see."
  • 00:09:47.230 --> 00:09:50.230
  • 'Cause I just spent
  • 00:09:54.130 --> 00:09:55.100
  • my real money for you
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:58.080
  • to wear something
  • 00:09:58.080 --> 00:10:00.020
  • that doesn't help you at all
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:02.180
  • in the reality of a game
  • 00:10:02.180 --> 00:10:04.010
  • that is already virtual.
  • 00:10:04.010 --> 00:10:06.200
  • Now I'm mad 'cause
  • 00:10:06.200 --> 00:10:08.220
  • I'm spending real money --
  • 00:10:08.220 --> 00:10:11.150
  • can I have a counseling session
  • 00:10:11.150 --> 00:10:12.200
  • for a moment?
  • 00:10:12.200 --> 00:10:14.020
  • I'm sick of spending my money
  • 00:10:14.020 --> 00:10:16.040
  • on stuff to make me look good
  • 00:10:16.040 --> 00:10:18.200
  • that doesn't really make
  • 00:10:18.200 --> 00:10:19.190
  • V-bucks, I'm a grown man
  • 00:10:30.130 --> 00:10:33.130
  • and I gotta get to the point
  • 00:10:33.130 --> 00:10:35.020
  • where I don't need validation
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:37.140
  • from people to do what's right
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:39.190
  • because it's according
  • 00:10:39.190 --> 00:10:40.220
  • to my values.
  • 00:10:41.010 --> 00:10:44.010
  • You don't give so
  • 00:10:44.010 --> 00:10:45.050
  • people will see you,
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:46.160
  • Jesus isn't saying that
  • 00:10:46.160 --> 00:10:47.150
  • you have to write your checks
  • 00:10:47.150 --> 00:10:49.000
  • in a closet
  • 00:10:49.000 --> 00:10:50.050
  • and put it in the mail
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:51.040
  • and no one can ever know
  • 00:10:51.040 --> 00:10:52.240
  • and don't get
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:53.090
  • your tax exempt status
  • 00:10:53.090 --> 00:10:54.120
  • when you give.
  • 00:10:54.120 --> 00:10:55.070
  • Jesus is saying,
  • 00:10:55.070 --> 00:10:56.090
  • if that is your reason,
  • 00:10:56.090 --> 00:10:59.030
  • then that will be your reward.
  • 00:11:00.120 --> 00:11:03.120
  • Your reason
  • 00:11:03.120 --> 00:11:05.050
  • determines your reward.
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:08.100
  • I feel like preaching that.
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:13.250
  • And if the reason I'm doing it
  • 00:11:13.250 --> 00:11:16.050
  • is to be seen
  • 00:11:16.050 --> 00:11:18.050
  • then that's my reward.
  • 00:11:18.050 --> 00:11:20.100
  • So if they see me
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:22.130
  • and if they say
  • 00:11:22.130 --> 00:11:23.100
  • that I did it good,
  • 00:11:23.100 --> 00:11:25.120
  • then that's my reward,
  • 00:11:25.120 --> 00:11:27.230
  • but if I have a deeper reason,
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:30.070
  • then I gave a greater reward.
  • 00:11:30.070 --> 00:11:32.180
  • And here's
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:33.010
  • a game changer for me,
  • 00:11:33.010 --> 00:11:35.130
  • I have this like
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:36.040
  • Sunday School way
  • 00:11:36.040 --> 00:11:37.050
  • that I see the Bible sometimes
  • 00:11:37.050 --> 00:11:38.160
  • that messes me up,
  • 00:11:38.160 --> 00:11:39.100
  • because, like, I image stuff,
  • 00:11:39.100 --> 00:11:40.260
  • like, when it says,
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:42.070
  • "your reward in heaven",
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:43.250
  • or, "your reward
  • 00:11:43.250 --> 00:11:44.150
  • from your Father",
  • 00:11:44.150 --> 00:11:46.080
  • I always used to picture like
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:48.130
  • a corner of heaven
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:49.090
  • where there was like
  • 00:11:49.090 --> 00:11:49.250
  • pots of gold,
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:51.010
  • it was like more like
  • 00:11:51.010 --> 00:11:52.040
  • Lucky Charms
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:53.010
  • and Leprechauns
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:53.220
  • than the Bible,
  • 00:11:53.220 --> 00:11:54.270
  • but it was like these
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:57.140
  • big rewards in heaven,
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:58.220
  • treasures in heaven ,
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:00.070
  • but you know,
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:01.050
  • I'm probably not gonna need gold
  • 00:12:01.050 --> 00:12:03.040
  • in heaven because up there
  • 00:12:03.040 --> 00:12:05.040
  • it's called gravel,
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:07.060
  • you see what I'm saying?
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:07.240
  • There's not like a value,
  • 00:12:07.240 --> 00:12:08.220
  • a monetary value,
  • 00:12:08.220 --> 00:12:09.150
  • it's like v-bucks in heaven,
  • 00:12:09.150 --> 00:12:10.240
  • so it's not gonna
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:11.140
  • really buy anything.
  • 00:12:11.140 --> 00:12:13.030
  • But now I'm realizing that
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:17.110
  • this is not a passage about,
  • 00:12:17.110 --> 00:12:18.240
  • "Hey man, give,
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:20.200
  • and then when you get to heaven,
  • 00:12:20.200 --> 00:12:22.010
  • it's gonna be like, you know,
  • 00:12:22.010 --> 00:12:24.010
  • your Uber is gonna be
  • 00:12:24.010 --> 00:12:25.140
  • a Maybach...
  • 00:12:25.140 --> 00:12:26.240
  • -- it's not like --
  • 00:12:26.240 --> 00:12:27.150
  • it's not about
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:28.170
  • getting this reward
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:29.290
  • in another place,
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:31.190
  • it's about getting it
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:32.040
  • from another place.
  • 00:12:33.260 --> 00:12:36.260
  • Then your Father,
  • 00:12:36.260 --> 00:12:38.230
  • this was the key to unlocking
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:39.290
  • the Scripture for me, it said,
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.160
  • "He sees what is done
  • 00:12:41.160 --> 00:12:42.170
  • in secret."
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:43.050
  • That used to scare me,
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:44.100
  • oh God is watching me
  • 00:12:44.100 --> 00:12:45.090
  • all the time,
  • 00:12:45.090 --> 00:12:46.240
  • but now I see that it means
  • 00:12:46.240 --> 00:12:47.290
  • He's keeping score
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:50.160
  • and that means
  • 00:12:50.160 --> 00:12:51.000
  • nobody else gets to
  • 00:12:51.000 --> 00:12:53.120
  • and when I live that way,
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:54.270
  • there is a certain validation
  • 00:12:54.270 --> 00:12:55.290
  • that only comes from Him
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:58.020
  • and living according
  • 00:12:58.020 --> 00:12:59.080
  • to the values that
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:12:59.240
  • He's given to me
  • 00:12:59.240 --> 00:13:01.020
  • and the world can't give that.
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:05.260
  • And when I'm not living
  • 00:13:05.260 --> 00:13:06.270
  • in alignment with that,
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:09.180
  • then I get the car
  • 00:13:09.180 --> 00:13:10.060
  • and the car is my reward
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:13.140
  • and when the smell
  • 00:13:13.140 --> 00:13:14.160
  • of the car is gone,
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:15.220
  • then so is the thrill
  • 00:13:15.220 --> 00:13:17.040
  • of owning it.
  • 00:13:17.040 --> 00:13:19.270
  • If I do it for people,
  • 00:13:19.280 --> 00:13:22.280
  • then I have to get it
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:23.220
  • from people.
  • 00:13:25.160 --> 00:13:28.160
  • One Scripture
  • 00:13:28.160 --> 00:13:28.270
  • I like to think about
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:29.240
  • when I'm having a pity party
  • 00:13:29.240 --> 00:13:31.270
  • is when one time when Paul
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:33.070
  • was talking about
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:33.280
  • preaching the gospel
  • 00:13:33.280 --> 00:13:36.000
  • and in certain situations,
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:37.100
  • Paul would say, "Don't pay me,
  • 00:13:37.100 --> 00:13:39.080
  • I don't want any money from you,
  • 00:13:39.080 --> 00:13:40.040
  • I want something from God."
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:43.130
  • And He wasn't always doing that,
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:45.130
  • but when he explained it
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:46.110
  • to the church in Corinth
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:47.180
  • in 1 Corinthians 9, he goes,
  • 00:13:47.180 --> 00:13:50.140
  • "Hey, I got nothing
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:51.160
  • to brag about,
  • 00:13:51.160 --> 00:13:53.100
  • I preach 'cause I'm compelled."
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:55.130
  • In other words,
  • 00:13:55.130 --> 00:13:55.260
  • God called me to do this,
  • 00:13:55.260 --> 00:13:57.140
  • so I almost have to do it,
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:59.180
  • but if I do it out of obligation
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:02.290
  • then it's just a discharge.
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:05.220
  • But if I do it like
  • 00:14:05.220 --> 00:14:07.280
  • it's a privilege,
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.200
  • then it's a reward.
  • 00:14:09.250 --> 00:14:12.250
  • So the revelation for me
  • 00:14:12.250 --> 00:14:14.210
  • was that my reason
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:17.090
  • determines my reward,
  • 00:14:17.090 --> 00:14:19.290
  • so I'm doing this for you
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:22.120
  • then you hold my reward,
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:25.200
  • but if I'm doing this for Him...
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:28.220
  • [cheering and applause]
  • 00:14:32.220 --> 00:14:35.220
  • it applies in
  • 00:14:35.220 --> 00:14:36.170
  • every area of life.
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:37.110
  • It applies to giving, okay?
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:39.200
  • Jesus said this, He said,
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:41.000
  • "I didn't come
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:41.160
  • to abolish the law,
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:43.290
  • I came to fulfill it."
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:46.160
  • That's what He means
  • 00:14:46.160 --> 00:14:47.090
  • by the Game Changer.
  • 00:14:47.090 --> 00:14:49.060
  • I didn't come to play
  • 00:14:49.060 --> 00:14:49.280
  • the game a little better,
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:51.030
  • keep the law a little better
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:52.090
  • like put more on top of it,
  • 00:14:52.090 --> 00:14:53.280
  • I came to change the reason
  • 00:14:53.280 --> 00:14:56.230
  • that you do it.
  • 00:14:56.230 --> 00:14:59.010
  • So one of those
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:14:59.200
  • things is giving.
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:01.030
  • In the old testament
  • 00:15:01.030 --> 00:15:02.060
  • you would see
  • 00:15:02.060 --> 00:15:03.190
  • an obligatory system of giving,
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:06.240
  • where I bring the tithe
  • 00:15:06.240 --> 00:15:08.040
  • because I have to,
  • 00:15:08.040 --> 00:15:10.150
  • or else I'm under a curse
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.180
  • and so I bring God
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:13.160
  • the first fruits of my produce
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:15.210
  • and the first fruits
  • 00:15:15.210 --> 00:15:17.040
  • of all of my increase,
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:19.080
  • because I have to,
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:20.170
  • it is obligation oriented,
  • 00:15:20.170 --> 00:15:22.120
  • that's how most of us live.
  • 00:15:22.120 --> 00:15:25.020
  • But grace changes the game,
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:27.140
  • Jesus said, "I didn't come
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:28.150
  • to abolish it,
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:29.200
  • but to fulfill it."
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:31.180
  • In other words,
  • 00:15:31.180 --> 00:15:32.130
  • I came to give you
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:33.100
  • a different reason.
  • 00:15:33.100 --> 00:15:35.090
  • Now it's not that I'm doing it
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:37.120
  • because I've got to,
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:39.250
  • I'm doing it because
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:41.090
  • of the grace of God,
  • 00:15:41.090 --> 00:15:43.030
  • am I saying this right, Lord?
  • 00:15:43.030 --> 00:15:45.070
  • It's a shift in perspective
  • 00:15:45.070 --> 00:15:47.160
  • and sometimes you keep doing
  • 00:15:47.160 --> 00:15:49.040
  • the same things,
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:50.240
  • but you find a deeper reason
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:52.150
  • to do it and then you find
  • 00:15:52.150 --> 00:15:54.120
  • meaning in your life,
  • 00:15:54.120 --> 00:15:56.040
  • but if you're not careful,
  • 00:15:56.040 --> 00:15:56.230
  • you'll run around all your life,
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:57.250
  • changing the things that you do,
  • 00:15:57.250 --> 00:15:59.110
  • but you find no meaning
  • 00:15:59.110 --> 00:16:00.080
  • in the things...
  • 00:16:00.080 --> 00:16:01.230
  • because as long as you have
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:02.250
  • shallow reasons,
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:04.230
  • you get empty victories.
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:07.080
  • But when your reason
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:08.060
  • gets deeper,
  • 00:16:08.060 --> 00:16:09.220
  • when you start saying,
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:10.110
  • "You know what?
  • 00:16:10.110 --> 00:16:11.100
  • I'm giving to God,
  • 00:16:11.100 --> 00:16:12.250
  • I'm serving God,
  • 00:16:12.250 --> 00:16:14.070
  • not because I have to,
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:16.130
  • or not because
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.080
  • people might notice,
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:19.010
  • or not because
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:19.210
  • I'm gonna go to hell
  • 00:16:19.210 --> 00:16:20.180
  • if I don't, but just,
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:22.100
  • He's been good to me,
  • 00:16:22.100 --> 00:16:24.210
  • just because, I know
  • 00:16:24.210 --> 00:16:27.080
  • that my Redeemer lives;
  • 00:16:27.080 --> 00:16:28.140
  • that's why."
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:30.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:34.170 --> 00:16:37.170
  • "Then your Father,
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:38.070
  • who sees what is done in secret,
  • 00:16:38.070 --> 00:16:40.210
  • will reward you."
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:43.010
  • Whatever is your reason
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:45.070
  • controls your rewards,
  • 00:16:46.110 --> 00:16:49.110
  • you believe that?
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:51.250
  • You believe that if you have
  • 00:16:51.250 --> 00:16:53.000
  • devotion just so you can
  • 00:16:53.000 --> 00:16:53.280
  • post on Instagram
  • 00:16:53.280 --> 00:16:54.260
  • that you had it
  • 00:16:54.260 --> 00:16:55.140
  • with a picture of
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:56.060
  • your coffee mug sitting next
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:57.100
  • to Colossians 3:17,
  • 00:16:57.100 --> 00:17:00.020
  • do you believe me that
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:01.080
  • if that's why you did it,
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:03.200
  • that's what you get out of it
  • 00:17:04.030 --> 00:17:07.030
  • and when it only gets
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:07.240
  • 12 likes, don't cry,
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:09.020
  • 'cause I preach Matthew 6:1-4
  • 00:17:09.020 --> 00:17:11.000
  • and I told you that
  • 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:12.240
  • if that is your reason,
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:16.120
  • then that is your reward.
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:20.050
  • I see it like
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:20.250
  • a game show in my mind,
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:22.040
  • "Tell 'em what they've won."
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:24.120
  • You know?
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:26.090
  • It's like, you know,
  • 00:17:26.090 --> 00:17:27.170
  • "Absolutely nothing."
  • 00:17:27.170 --> 00:17:30.110
  • Because you did it
  • 00:17:30.110 --> 00:17:31.100
  • for the reason,
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:35.190
  • and people will go,
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:36.150
  • "Well I left that church."
  • 00:17:36.150 --> 00:17:37.190
  • Why'd you leave that church?
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:38.190
  • "'Cause I got burned."
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:41.150
  • Said, "Were you in
  • 00:17:41.150 --> 00:17:42.010
  • the cooking ministry?"
  • 00:17:42.020 --> 00:17:45.020
  • See the scar, is it nasty?
  • 00:17:45.220 --> 00:17:48.220
  • I get it, we get hurt.
  • 00:17:48.220 --> 00:17:51.100
  • But sometimes the reason
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:52.260
  • we got hurt is because
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:54.280
  • in our heart what we needed
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:57.040
  • from people was too much.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.020
  • And we shouldn't have
  • 00:17:59.020 --> 00:17:59.180
  • been doing it for people
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:00.130
  • to begin with.
  • 00:18:01.020 --> 00:18:04.020
  • Oh, the applause died down
  • 00:18:04.020 --> 00:18:06.100
  • by 73%.
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:11.220
  • It always happens when
  • 00:18:11.220 --> 00:18:12.180
  • you challenge the values.
  • 00:18:12.180 --> 00:18:15.120
  • And I noticed a trend
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:16.060
  • in my preaching,
  • 00:18:16.060 --> 00:18:17.200
  • a couple years ago,
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:18.170
  • that bothered me,
  • 00:18:18.170 --> 00:18:19.060
  • so I've been working on it.
  • 00:18:19.060 --> 00:18:21.170
  • Where I was preaching,
  • 00:18:21.170 --> 00:18:23.190
  • a sorta theology --
  • 00:18:23.190 --> 00:18:25.180
  • it was a little
  • 00:18:25.180 --> 00:18:26.050
  • perverted in this way,
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:27.040
  • not on purpose ,
  • 00:18:27.040 --> 00:18:27.270
  • but you just shift toward it,
  • 00:18:27.270 --> 00:18:29.090
  • you say, "If you will,
  • 00:18:29.260 --> 00:18:32.260
  • God will and God's gonna..."
  • 00:18:33.130 --> 00:18:36.130
  • And you fill in the blanks
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:37.130
  • like if you obey God
  • 00:18:37.130 --> 00:18:39.230
  • in this area of your life,
  • 00:18:39.230 --> 00:18:40.230
  • it will produce a blessing
  • 00:18:40.230 --> 00:18:42.010
  • so it was a cause and effect.
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:44.240
  • What I'm coming
  • 00:18:44.240 --> 00:18:45.110
  • to understand is,
  • 00:18:45.110 --> 00:18:47.100
  • while that's true
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:48.010
  • on the surface,
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:50.060
  • the real blessing
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:51.180
  • is built into the process.
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:54.280
  • The real blessing is built in.
  • 00:18:55.010 --> 00:18:58.010
  • When He says,
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:18:59.080
  • "Don't let your left hand know
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:00.160
  • that your right hand
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:01.070
  • is doing when you give."
  • 00:19:01.070 --> 00:19:03.170
  • That means that it ought to be
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:05.090
  • so automatic because you've
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:07.240
  • operated out of your values
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:11.070
  • to the point like
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:12.010
  • these guitar players,
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:14.140
  • is there a guitar
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:15.020
  • anywhere around here?
  • 00:19:15.020 --> 00:19:16.050
  • When they play,
  • 00:19:16.050 --> 00:19:18.020
  • there's gotta be one, right LJ?
  • 00:19:20.210 --> 00:19:23.210
  • When they play,
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:27.020
  • they don't have to think
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:27.290
  • about, I would play, you all,
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:32.130
  • "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison,
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.230
  • but that's not appropriate
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:34.190
  • for church.
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:35.280
  • That's the first song
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:36.160
  • I learned though,
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.180
  • that's what I think about
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:38.120
  • when I see electric guitar.
  • 00:19:38.120 --> 00:19:41.070
  • They do this with
  • 00:19:41.070 --> 00:19:43.020
  • the right hand,
  • 00:19:43.020 --> 00:19:44.220
  • and this with the left hand,
  • 00:19:48.010 --> 00:19:51.010
  • but they don't,
  • 00:19:51.010 --> 00:19:53.200
  • see these hands,
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:56.160
  • [strumming guitar]
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:58.230
  • if I've done that enough,
  • 00:19:59.000 --> 00:20:02.000
  • this hand is going,
  • 00:20:02.000 --> 00:20:04.050
  • [strumming guitar]
  • 00:20:04.050 --> 00:20:05.080
  • and the left hand,
  • 00:20:09.170 --> 00:20:10.140
  • [strumming guitar]
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:14.110
  • What is this?
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:14.230
  • "Glycerine" by Bush
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:15.200
  • I think I'm playing?
  • 00:20:15.200 --> 00:20:17.120
  • Of all the songs.
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:21.170
  • Child of the '90s.
  • 00:20:21.170 --> 00:20:24.000
  • And if you've done it enough,
  • 00:20:24.000 --> 00:20:26.070
  • [strumming guitar]
  • 00:20:26.070 --> 00:20:28.160
  • it's not even a thing
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:29.180
  • [strumming guitar]
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.210
  • and Jesus said,
  • 00:20:31.210 --> 00:20:32.190
  • "I would like for you to get
  • 00:20:32.190 --> 00:20:33.170
  • to the point
  • 00:20:33.170 --> 00:20:35.280
  • where My grace
  • 00:20:35.280 --> 00:20:38.020
  • that you don't have to
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:47.280
  • think about it
  • 00:20:47.280 --> 00:20:50.190
  • "God, should I give
  • 00:20:52.240 --> 00:20:53.180
  • to further your gospel
  • 00:20:53.180 --> 00:20:54.200
  • in the earth?
  • 00:20:54.200 --> 00:20:55.120
  • I just need a sign."
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:57.060
  • How about your common sense?
  • 00:21:00.070 --> 00:21:03.070
  • And so He challenges my values
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:07.270
  • and that's what
  • 00:21:07.270 --> 00:21:08.100
  • I've always loved
  • 00:21:08.100 --> 00:21:08.280
  • about this moment
  • 00:21:08.280 --> 00:21:11.000
  • in our church when
  • 00:21:11.000 --> 00:21:12.030
  • we are getting ready to give
  • 00:21:12.030 --> 00:21:14.170
  • or we're calling people
  • 00:21:14.170 --> 00:21:15.150
  • to serve, you know,
  • 00:21:15.150 --> 00:21:16.200
  • it changes the game.
  • 00:21:16.270 --> 00:21:19.270
  • Because when your intention
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:21.290
  • in coming here
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:23.140
  • is in what you get,
  • 00:21:23.140 --> 00:21:25.210
  • then that's your reward.
  • 00:21:26.020 --> 00:21:29.020
  • When your intention
  • 00:21:29.020 --> 00:21:30.000
  • in coming
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:30.260
  • is to give something
  • 00:21:30.260 --> 00:21:31.250
  • that God put inside of you,
  • 00:21:31.250 --> 00:21:34.020
  • you are no longer dependent
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.170
  • on people,
  • 00:21:35.170 --> 00:21:37.000
  • and that's the blessing.
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:39.230
  • The blessing is built in
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:43.040
  • to the process
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:45.160
  • and I think we need
  • 00:21:45.160 --> 00:21:46.050
  • to take our scoreboard back,
  • 00:21:46.180 --> 00:21:49.180
  • I think we've adopted
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:50.170
  • the world's values
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:51.230
  • in some ways
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:53.290
  • that has caused us to win
  • 00:21:53.290 --> 00:21:56.120
  • some victories that are empty.
  • 00:21:57.020 --> 00:22:00.040
  • Then your Father
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:00.250
  • who sees what is done in secret,
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:04.260
  • He will reward you.
  • 00:22:04.260 --> 00:22:06.230
  • Not with pots of gold in heaven,
  • 00:22:07.050 --> 00:22:10.050
  • not with v-bucks and cookies,
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:14.200
  • digital cookies,
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:16.180
  • cookies made of pixels,
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:19.200
  • compliments from people
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:21.260
  • and empty status
  • 00:22:21.260 --> 00:22:23.050
  • that can be here,
  • 00:22:23.050 --> 00:22:25.120
  • one day and gone the next.
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:28.120
  • When you have crappy values,
  • 00:22:28.120 --> 00:22:29.230
  • you will never have lasting joy.
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:35.260
  • And popularity
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:36.200
  • is a crappy value.
  • 00:22:36.240 --> 00:22:39.240
  • That's in the Greek,
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:40.230
  • crappy value [indiscernible]
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:45.240
  • And position is a crappy value
  • 00:22:45.240 --> 00:22:47.290
  • "I'm gonna work my way up."
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:50.060
  • Excavation before elevation.
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:55.060
  • Pleasure is a crappy value,
  • 00:22:55.060 --> 00:22:57.240
  • it's a great byproduct,
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:23:00.220
  • it's not bad to feel good
  • 00:23:00.220 --> 00:23:01.180
  • and enjoy stuff,
  • 00:23:01.180 --> 00:23:02.160
  • but when that's
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:03.200
  • the goal of the game,
  • 00:23:04.130 --> 00:23:07.130
  • it's a terrible value.
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:11.000
  • And when my values are shallow,
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:12.060
  • my victories are empty.
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:15.170
  • So I want God
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:16.060
  • to run my scoreboard,
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:17.020
  • how about you?
  • 00:23:17.020 --> 00:23:18.240
  • I need that.
  • 00:23:18.240 --> 00:23:20.170
  • Come on, I need that,
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:21.120
  • it's too stressful.
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:26.240
  • Life is too stressful
  • 00:23:26.240 --> 00:23:28.020
  • and too many people have
  • 00:23:28.020 --> 00:23:28.270
  • too many different opinions
  • 00:23:28.270 --> 00:23:30.160
  • and there's too much
  • 00:23:30.160 --> 00:23:31.020
  • to keep up with
  • 00:23:31.020 --> 00:23:32.000
  • and I can't do it anymore.
  • 00:23:32.000 --> 00:23:34.170
  • So I want my Father
  • 00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:35.170
  • who sees what is done in secret
  • 00:23:35.170 --> 00:23:37.290
  • to keep score for me.
  • 00:23:37.290 --> 00:23:40.040
  • And I want Him
  • 00:23:40.040 --> 00:23:41.110
  • to make the decision,
  • 00:23:41.110 --> 00:23:44.000
  • was that good?
  • 00:23:44.000 --> 00:23:46.090
  • Am I a good dad today?
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.290
  • 'Cause I certainly
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:49.160
  • can't ask my kids
  • 00:23:49.160 --> 00:23:50.110
  • what they think about that.
  • 00:23:51.260 --> 00:23:54.260
  • I can't, 'cause what I will need
  • 00:23:54.260 --> 00:23:56.150
  • to do to be a good parent
  • 00:23:56.150 --> 00:23:57.200
  • in some seasons will mean
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:59.090
  • sometimes I am not popular.
  • 00:24:00.230 --> 00:24:03.230
  • But if I'm parenting
  • 00:24:03.230 --> 00:24:04.170
  • according to purpose,
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:05.180
  • if I'm living according
  • 00:24:05.180 --> 00:24:06.100
  • to purpose,
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:08.100
  • I don't have to consult
  • 00:24:08.100 --> 00:24:09.170
  • all these other sources.
  • 00:24:09.170 --> 00:24:11.200
  • Say this out loud,
  • 00:24:11.200 --> 00:24:12.070
  • "God is my source...
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:13.090
  • - CONGREGATION: God is
  • 00:24:13.090 --> 00:24:13.280
  • my source.
  • 00:24:13.280 --> 00:24:14.180
  • - And He is my reward.
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:15.230
  • - CONGREGATION: And He is
  • 00:24:15.230 --> 00:24:16.130
  • my reward.
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:17.070
  • - God is my source.
  • 00:24:17.070 --> 00:24:18.080
  • - CONGREGATION: God is
  • 00:24:18.080 --> 00:24:18.250
  • my source.
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:19.160
  • - And He is my reward.
  • 00:24:19.160 --> 00:24:20.250
  • - CONGREGATION: And He is
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:21.150
  • my reward.
  • 00:24:21.150 --> 00:24:22.030
  • - God is my source.
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:23.020
  • - CONGREGATION: God is
  • 00:24:23.020 --> 00:24:23.270
  • my source.
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:24.090
  • - And He is my reward.
  • 00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:25.080
  • - CONGREGATION: And He is
  • 00:24:25.080 --> 00:24:25.270
  • my reward.
  • 00:24:25.270 --> 00:24:26.140
  • - Now clap your hands
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:27.030
  • - It's our
  • 00:24:33.220 --> 00:24:34.050
  • "Game Changer" offering.
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:35.150
  • This offering goes toward
  • 00:24:35.150 --> 00:24:36.080
  • expansion and outreach
  • 00:24:36.080 --> 00:24:38.010
  • and ministries just like this
  • 00:24:38.010 --> 00:24:39.080
  • and we're calling on our E-fam,
  • 00:24:39.080 --> 00:24:40.230
  • -- that's what we call
  • 00:24:40.230 --> 00:24:41.140
  • our extended family
  • 00:24:41.140 --> 00:24:42.060
  • all around the world.
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:43.050
  • - I know, I love it.
  • 00:24:43.050 --> 00:24:43.280
  • It's so exciting that people
  • 00:24:43.280 --> 00:24:44.250
  • join us every single weekend
  • 00:24:44.250 --> 00:24:46.190
  • not just here,
  • 00:24:46.190 --> 00:24:47.220
  • but all over the world.
  • 00:24:47.220 --> 00:24:48.260
  • - Yeah and we don't want you
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:49.220
  • to just consume the content,
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:51.010
  • we want you to contribute.
  • 00:24:51.010 --> 00:24:52.030
  • We want you to be a part
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:53.000
  • of this move of God, so,
  • 00:24:53.000 --> 00:24:54.090
  • if you've been blessed
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:55.010
  • by this ministry,
  • 00:24:55.010 --> 00:24:56.070
  • this is your opportunity;
  • 00:24:56.070 --> 00:24:57.190
  • make a sacrificial gift,
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:24:59.030
  • maybe a systematic gift,
  • 00:24:59.030 --> 00:25:00.230
  • maybe one-time,
  • 00:25:00.230 --> 00:25:01.240
  • maybe a monthly recurring gift,
  • 00:25:01.240 --> 00:25:03.100
  • but we're calling on all of you
  • 00:25:03.100 --> 00:25:05.000
  • who consider this your E-fam,
  • 00:25:05.000 --> 00:25:06.150
  • your extended family,
  • 00:25:06.150 --> 00:25:07.220
  • your church family
  • 00:25:07.220 --> 00:25:08.290
  • - ANNOUNCER: Every decision
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:11.110
  • you make has a bigger impact
  • 00:25:11.110 --> 00:25:12.180
  • than you realize.
  • 00:25:12.180 --> 00:25:14.010
  • Your decision to invest
  • 00:25:14.010 --> 00:25:15.100
  • in this ministry
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:16.100
  • has changed the game
  • 00:25:16.100 --> 00:25:17.130
  • - I was in desperation for God
  • 00:25:19.080 --> 00:25:20.160
  • to flood my life and take over.
  • 00:25:20.160 --> 00:25:22.130
  • I came across a message
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:23.080
  • by Pastor Steven on YouTube
  • 00:25:23.080 --> 00:25:24.260
  • and it immediately spoke to me
  • 00:25:24.260 --> 00:25:26.130
  • and began changing
  • 00:25:26.130 --> 00:25:26.280
  • my way of thinking.
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:28.060
  • I became more connected
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:29.010
  • with Elevation,
  • 00:25:29.010 --> 00:25:29.260
  • and became connected
  • 00:25:29.260 --> 00:25:30.160
  • to an incredible community
  • 00:25:30.160 --> 00:25:31.210
  • of people, like Nubuke.
  • 00:25:31.210 --> 00:25:33.260
  • - The end of my senior year
  • 00:25:33.260 --> 00:25:34.220
  • in high school
  • 00:25:34.220 --> 00:25:35.090
  • was a very confusing
  • 00:25:35.090 --> 00:25:35.250
  • time for me.
  • 00:25:35.250 --> 00:25:36.200
  • One day, a friend
  • 00:25:36.200 --> 00:25:37.130
  • sent me a link to a sermon,
  • 00:25:37.130 --> 00:25:39.110
  • and hearing that message
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:40.030
  • set my faith
  • 00:25:40.030 --> 00:25:40.190
  • on a new trajectory.
  • 00:25:40.190 --> 00:25:42.050
  • I joined online group,
  • 00:25:42.050 --> 00:25:43.120
  • my group leader, Patrick,
  • 00:25:43.120 --> 00:25:44.140
  • not only cares for our group
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:45.120
  • when we meet,
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:46.140
  • but he's also a mentor
  • 00:25:46.140 --> 00:25:47.130
  • - God radically changed my life
  • 00:25:49.000 --> 00:25:50.100
  • just over four years ago.
  • 00:25:50.100 --> 00:25:51.260
  • Elevation was introduced to me
  • 00:25:51.260 --> 00:25:52.260
  • at a time in my life
  • 00:25:52.260 --> 00:25:53.180
  • when I felt disconnected.
  • 00:25:53.180 --> 00:25:55.040
  • I started an online group
  • 00:25:55.040 --> 00:25:56.050
  • and since then,
  • 00:25:56.050 --> 00:25:57.020
  • I've had an opportunity
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.010
  • to meet people from
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:58.190
  • all different walks of life,
  • 00:25:58.190 --> 00:26:00.150
  • - As a kid, I didn't have
  • 00:26:01.160 --> 00:26:02.120
  • much interest in the church,
  • 00:26:02.120 --> 00:26:03.140
  • but my mom refused
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:04.150
  • to give up on me
  • 00:26:04.150 --> 00:26:05.180
  • and would send me
  • 00:26:05.180 --> 00:26:06.060
  • sermons to watch.
  • 00:26:06.060 --> 00:26:07.050
  • So I eventually gave in,
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  • and watched one of
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  • Pastor Steven's messages
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  • on YouTube.
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  • It changed my perspective
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  • and outlook
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  • on what a relationship with God
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  • could actually look like.
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  • I became an online youth leader
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  • that I wish I would have had
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  • in my youth.
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  • So this summer at Youth X,
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  • two of the girls in my group
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  • rededicated their lives
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  • - This story starts with you,
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  • but it doesn't end with you.
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  • What if one decision you make
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  • could impact the world?
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  • To donate,
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  • call or visit us online.
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  • Partner with us,
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  • - There is a still voice
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  • Even the worst
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  • of my mistakes
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  • Are miracles
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  • Are miracles
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  • By Your stripes
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  • I am healed
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  • With one touch
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  • You have spoken
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  • And I know that
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