Campus Community- Feb 05, 6:30PM


>>Pastor David: NORMALLY I COME UP AFTER WE HAVE OUR TIME OF SUBCOMMITTEE READING. I ASK 10 DIFFERENT STUDENTS TO COME AND READ FOR US. THEY’LL COME ON UP. IF YOU’LL COME UP AND BE READY TO READ SCRIPTURE. THERE’S DIFFERENT PASSAGES TONIGHT AROUND THIS WORD THAT SHOWS UP 56 DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT ALONE. THIS WORD HUMILITY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE EVER STOOD AT THE FOOT OF AN OCEAN. EVER BEEN ON A BEACH AND STAND THERE AND JUST LOOK AT AN OCEAN, JUST HAVE A REALITY BREAK OF HOW SMALL YOU ARE. THE OCEAN WILL TAKE DOWN BILL GATES, NIGEL FARAGE, DAVID NASSER. THERE IS NO RESPECT TO MEN. NO ONE EVER STANDS AT AN OCEAN AND SAYS THIS ROAR, THIS POWER, THIS MASSIVE OCEAN REMINDS ME OF MY BATTING AVERAGE. NO ONE OF EVER SAYS THAT. STOOD AT THE FOOT OF THE GRAND CANYON, IT REMINDED ME OF HOW AMAZING I AM AND HOW I HAVE NO RIVALS. I STAND AT THE FOOT OF THE GRAND CANYON AND REALIZE HOW SMALL I AM. THE PASSAGES WE’RE GOING TO HAVE READ OVER US RIGHT NOW ARE A REMINDER AS WE STAND AND PUT OUR EYES ON THE BEAUTIFUL ONE JESUS, HOW ABSOLUTELY UNRIVALED HE IS AGAINST US. AMEN. SO LET THIS BE AN ACT OF HUMILITY AS WE RECEIVE THESE PASSAGES. THEY’RE A REMINDER OF THE REALITY OF A GOD WHO IS SO HIGH AND A PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY ARE NOT. AMEN. LET’S JUST READ THESE TOGETHER.>>Pastor David: THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL. ING THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS WHERE WE SIT TOGETHER AND OPEN UP GOD’S WORD TOGETHER AND STUDY SOMETHING THAT IS ONE OF OUR CONVICTIONS THAT STEM FROM OUR ONE CONVICTION AND I WANT TO SAY TO YOU THAT THIS IS AGAIN ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE WE’RE GOING TO SIT DOWN TONIGHT AND TALK ABOUT ONE OF OUR H WORDS, ONE OF OUR NINE CONVICTIONS TONIGHT. ANYTIME THAT WE’RE IN THIS SERIES AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ONE OF OUR NINE CONVICTIONS I’LL CONFESS TO YOU THAT IT’S A LITTLE OUT OF MY ELEMENT. IT’S REALLY MORE JUST ME TALKING TO YOU AND HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH YOU OUT OF MY OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY ELSE. THESE ARE JUST MEDICATIONS ABOUT WHAT GOD HAS BEEN CHEWING ON ME, SINCE MY TRIP TO RWANDA. THEY DON’T HAVE A LOT POLISH. I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW HOW LONG THEY’LL GO. I THINK WE’LL GET TO TWO OR THREE TONIGHT AND PAUSE BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE A TIMER ON IT, I NEVER PREACHED THIS BEFORE. THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE A WHOLE LOT OF POLISH ON THIS ONE TONIGHT, BUT HOPEFULLY WE’RE BEYOND THAT, WE’RE FAMILY NOW, WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR POLISH AS MUCH AS WE’RE HOPING FOR GOD’S POWER. I THINK THERE’S STUFF IN HERE TONIGHT THAT IS NOT JUST FOR ME, BUT I THINK REALLY ALL OF US IN THIS PARTICULAR SEASON AS HALLOWEEN INVITING GOD TO DO SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL ON OUR CAMPUS LIKE WE’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE EVER TROLLEY BEEN HUMILIATED BEFORE. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A MAD WORD. ESPECIALLY IN OUR CULTURE. IT SEEMS LIKE IF SOMEONE IS HUMILIATED, THAT IS A CURSE, NOT A GIFT. THAT WORD IS INSIDE THAT WORD. HUMILIATION CAN BE SUCH A HEALTHY THING IF PRIDE HAS KIND OF LIKE FOUND ITS WAY, TROJAN HORSED ITS WAY INTO YOUR SYSTEM. I’M SO GLAD WHEN GOD LOVES ME ENOUGH TO HUMILIATE ME OUT OF LOVE, IN SMALL THINGS SO HE DOESN’T HAVE TO DO IT IN SOMETHING SO MASSIVE. I THINK IT IS A LOVING FATHER WHO WILL — SO THAT CHILD WILL ASSOCIATE A SLIGHT BIT OF PAIN WITH DISTRICT OBEDIENCE AND DOESN’T SPARE THE ROD NOT IN PUNISHMENT, LOOK AT ME, BUT IN DISCIPLINE. MY LIFE IS FILLED WITH THOSE KIND OF MOMENTS. I’LL TRY TO TELL YOU ONE THAT IS NOT SO TRAGIC. THERE’S SO MANY. ALMOST EVERY DAY I FEEL LIKE GOD TRIES TO FIND A WAY TO COACH ME BACK IN, HUMBLE ME BACK IN. HE’S SO PATIENT WITH ME. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE LORD, BUT HE’S SO PATIENT WITH ME. I THINK HE’S IN HEAVEN, CHUCKING ABOUT THE ARROGANCE OF THIS YOUNG PERSON OR THIS OLD PERSON HE HAS TO BE SO PATIENT WITH. ONE TIME I WENT AND SPOKE AT AN EVENT AND I’VE GOT TO TELL TELL YOU THERE ARE JUST NIGHTS WHEN YOU SPEAK AND YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU ARE DELIVERING AS A PREACHER AND THERE ARE NIGHTS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE THE OPPOSITE. TONIGHT I’M THE IRONY OF HUMILITY. COMPLETELY KNOWING THIS IS NOT A SERMON THAT I HAVE POLISH ON, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TIME IT. THESE POINTS ARE VERY RAW. THEY DON’T HAVE A LOT OF DELIVERY. THERE ARE TIMES YOU GO I PREACHED THIS A THOUSAND TIMES, I KNOW THE JOKES THAT WORK, I KNOW THE PASSAGES, I KNOW THE SUPPORT OF PASSAGES. I FELT IT WAS — I WAS IN MACON, GEORGIA. I FELT LIKE OH, MY GOSH, I JUST BROUGHT THE WOOD TO THIS MOMENT. I LEFT THE STAGE AND I THOUGHT MAN, I HOPE THESE PEOPLE APPRECIATE THE LEVEL BY WHICH THIS COMMUNICATION OF GOD’S TRUTH HAS BEEN BROUGHT BY HIS HUMBLE SERVANT. I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU. I WALKED OFF THE STAGE. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE WALKING UP TO ME, THAT WAS AMAZING, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. THIS GUY WAS A RUNNER. HE WAS SERVING THE GUEST SPEAKERS AND STUFF. HE ASKED ME IF I WANTED SOMETHING TO DRINK. I TOLD HIM, BUT HE NEVER GOT BACK BEFORE I GOT BACK TO IS A SPEAK. IT WAS A STARBUCKS ORDER. THEY WERE TELLING ME HOW AWESOME I WAS DOING. I WAS PLAYING HUMBLE. OH, NO, GO ON, DON’T STOP. THE GUY WALKS UP AND HANDS ME MY STARBUCKS COFFEE AND HE SAYS THANKS AGAIN, I KNOW I MISSED IT BECAUSE I HAD TO GET YOUR CAVY,, BUT I HEARD IT WAS GOOD. I TOOK MY COFFEE, I WALKED IN THE BACK, I GOT IN MY RENTAL CAR AND STARTED DRIVING AWAY. EVERYONE WAS BEING DISMISSED. 7,000 PEOPLE WERE BEING DISMISSED. THAT WAS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR ME IN THIS PARKING LOT TO GET OUT. SO I AM NOW IN TRAFFIC WITH PEOPLE ALL AROUND ME AND AS I’M IN THIS CAR, MY WINDOW DOWN, PEOPLE CAN SEE THE SPEAKER THAT WAS ON THE BIG SCREEN IN THIS RENTAL CAR. I’M IN THE CAR, PEOPLE ARE WALKING BY. AS THEY’RE WALKED BY THEY’RE LIKE GOOD JOB, HE MAN, WE LOVE WHAT YOU SAID. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I ROLL THE WINDOW UP. I START TO MOVE A LITTLE BIT. AS I START TO MOVE FASTER PEOPLE ARE POINTING. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS POINTING GOOD. I’M POINTING BACK THANK YOU, YOU’RE THE MAN, THANK YOU, YOU’RE THE MAN. I’M LIKE WHAT’S UP, I DON’T KNOW. ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE’S A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WALKING AND I STOPPED. AS SOON AS I STOPPED MY CUP OF COFFEE THAT WAS ON TOP OF THE CAR FELL FROM ON THE WINDSHIELD AND I REALIZED NOBODY WAS GOING YOU’RE AMAZING. YOU’RE A DUFUS. THIS COFFEE WAS ON TOP OF YOUR CAR. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS SILLY. BUT I DROVE FROM THERE TO THE HOTEL THINKING MAN, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I AM SO PRONE TO WONDER, I AM SO HUNGRY FOR SELF-PROMOTION, SO HUNGRY FOR VALIDATION, EX HAUL TAGS THAT I’M WILLING TO MAKE EYE CONTACT SO I CAN RECEIVE EVERYTHING. THAT IS THE REALITY OF THE TENSION OF HAVING THE SINNER LEAD. IF YOU DON’T WANT ONE THAT’S ALL YOU GOT. THE LAST TIME I LOVED JESUS I WAS ON STAFF AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY. LIBERTY IS A BUNCH OF SINNERS HANGING OUT WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER SINNERS. THERE ARE MOMENTS IN MY LIFE WHEN I HAVE BEEN HUMBLED. SOMETIMES IT’S AS TINY AS PATIENT AND A COFFEE CUP FALLING ON MY WINDSHIELD AND THERE ARE OTHER TIMES WHEN IT’S A WHOLE LOT MORE TRAGIC AND I PRAY THAT GOD IN HIS GIFTING OF DISCIPLINE NEVER HAS TO GET OUT THE ROD BECAUSE A LITTLE PATCH WILL DO. BUT HE’S CERTAINLY NOT DONE WITH ME YET. THE IDEA BEHIND YOU AND I TALKING ABOUT HUMILITY IS THAT HUMILITY IS STEMMED OUT OF THE PREEMINENT CONVICTION THAT JESUS IS LORD. BUT HE’S NOT, LORD, ONLY. HE’S LORD AND SAVIOR AND EXAMPLE. THE VERY MODEL OF HUMILITY IS JESUS HIMSELF. AND SO IF JESUS IS THE VERY MODEL OF THE HUMBLE KING, BORN IN A MANGER, WHO LIVED A LIFE OF PERFECTION, WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE MOST OF US VERY INFLATED BUT INSTEAD STAYED HUMBLE AS NOT JUST OUR SAVIOR, AS OUR EXAMPLE, OUR GREAT MODEL. WE LOOK TO HIM AND SAY OUT OF THAT ONE PREEMINENT CONVICTION COMES THE REALITY THAT JESUS IS MY LORD, MY LIFE, AND MY LIFE IS TO BE A REFLECTION OF EVERYTHING THAT IS IN ME AND TRUE ME, THEN HUMILITY BECOMES A NON-NEGOTIABLE. LET’S BURN-THROUGH AS MANY OF THESE CONVICTIONS AS WE CAN BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT FOR US. DEFINITION. HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS. HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS. BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER LET ME SAY THIS. WHEN I SAY HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS, DON’T GET IT WRONG. IT’S NOT WEAKNESS, BUT MEEKNESS. AS A MATTER OF FACT, LET ME JUST SAY THIS ABOUT THIS IDEA OF MEEKNESS. HUMILITY IN MEEKNESS IS NOT A LACK OF STRENGTH. IT’S NOT AN ABSENCE OF STRENGTH. IT’S THE PRESENCE OF CONVICTION AND POWER. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE GET HUMILITY WRONG IN THAT THEY FIND THEMSELVES HUMBLE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES AND ARROGANT IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. WHEN I AM MEEK AND I AM HUMBLE I STAND FAST ON CONVICTIONS THAT ARE GIVEN TO ME BY GOD. I DON’T GO BECAUSE I AM HUMBLE, I DON’T HAVE A POSTURE OF FEELING THIS WAY OF SOMEONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME. HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS. MEEKNESS LOOKS LIKE I HAVE IN MY POSTURE THE ABILITY TO THINK LESS OF ME, BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THINKING GODSES LESS TO ME. GOD IS LOOKING FOR MEN IN THIS ROOM TO UNDERSTAND THAT MEEKNESS IS POWER. GOD IS LOOKING FOR MEN IN THIS ROOM TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU GOT TO STOP BEING SO WEAK ON GOD GIVEN CONVICTIONS IN ORDER TO THINK THAT IS CONVICTION. THAT IS NOT CONVICTION. THAT’S CON DOLENS. WE ARE NOT MEEK OR HUMBLE WHEN WE SAY YOUR THROUGH THE CONDITION YOUR TRUTH AND MY TRUTH CAN BE MY TRUTH BECAUSE THAT IS HUGH HUMILITY ROLLS. IT STRENGTHENS — IT DEMEANS US. SO HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS. IT’S LOWNESS. — LOWLINESS. IT BRINGS US TO AIG LINEMENT OF PROPER POSTURE. HUMILITY IS BEING AWAKENED,. I THINK THIS WORLD IS FULL OF FUN HOUSE MIRRORS WHERE A LOT OF TIMES YOU FEEL LOWER THAN YOU ARE AND A LOT OF TIMES HIGHER THAN YOU ARE. ALL OF A STUD YOU LOOKS LIKE A BASKETBALL PLAYER. WHAT’S LOVE ABOUT THE BIBLE, THE BIBLE PROPOSED UP AGAINST US IS A MIRROR. IT DOESN’T LIE TO US. IT MIGHT BE UNPOPULAR TRUTH, BUT IT TELLS US THE TRUTH. WHAT HUMILITY DOES IS IT GIVES US AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF WHO WE ARE, A SPIRITUAL MRI OF WHO I AM. SOMETIMES I’M TALLER THAN I AM AND I NEED TO BE LOWERED. SOMETIMES I NEED PITY TO GET IT IN WAY. NUMBER TEE DOESN’T LOOKS LIKE I THINK I’M AWESOME ALL THE TIME. IT IS JUST AS SELF-OBSESSIVE ABOUT CONSTANTLY HOW ALL OF YOU ARE AND AWESOME YOU ARE. SOME OF YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH HOW AWFUL YOU ARE. YOUR LIFE IS PITY, PITY, PITY, PITY. IF ALL YOU DO IS BEAT YOURSELF UP AND THINK ABOUT HOW ALL OF YOU ARE, THAT IS A FUN HOUSE MIRROR BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ALL OF IF CHRIST IS IN YOU. IF ALL YOU THINK IS HOW AWESOME YOU ARE, INSTAGRAM POST OF HOW AWESOME YOU ARE, ALL CONVERSATIONS TURN INTO ANOTHER MOMENT OF LIKE YOU DID SOMETHING AWESOME, ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT YOU, WHETHER IT’S HOW AWESOME YOU ARE OR ALL OF YOU ARE, BOTH OF THOSE ARE THE LACK AND ABSENCE OF HUMILITY. IT’S AN ASSESSMENT, A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHO YOU ARE. IT’S AWARENESS. HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS, LOWLINESS AND THE ABSENCE OF ITSELF. IT’S NOT SELF-DEPRIVATION. IT’S NOT THINKING LESS OF YOURSELF. IT’S NOT THINKING LESS OF YOURSELF. LIKE HORRIBLE, I’M AN IDOUT. THAT IS FALSE HUMILITY. IT’S ALSO INVALUABLE DATING OF THE WORK OF CHRIST KNEW. IF YOU THINK I’M AWFUL, AND IF CHRIST IS IN YOU, THEN YOU JUST SAID THE WORK OF CHRIST IS NOT ENOUGH TO TAKE ME OUT OF AWFUL. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? SO HUMILITY IS MEEKNESS, LOWLINESS, AND ABSENCE OF SELF. FIVE MEDITATIONS, FIVE TRUTHS. ALL OUT OF FIRST PETER. FIVE THROUGH SEVEN. MEDICATION NUMBER ONE. HERE IT IS. HUMILITY INVITES GRACE. AS A JUST POSITION TO THAT, PRIDE INVITES OPPOSITION. IT’S JUST AS RELEVANT RIGHT NOW IN DAVID NASSER’S LIFE, IN YOUR LIFE IN 2020. HE SAYS LIKEWISE YOU WHO ARE — WE’LL LEAVE THAT FOR ANOTHER SERIES. CLOTHE YOURSELF, ALL OF YOU, SO NOT JUST YOUR ACTIONS, BUT YOUR ATTITUDES. CLOTHE YOURSELF, ALL OF YOU, WITH HUMILITY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER. SO OUR HORIZON — OR VERTICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IN HUMILITY HAS THIS HORIZONTAL RAMIFICATION. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? CLOTHE YOURSELF ALL OF YOU WHICH HUMILITY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER FOR GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. WHAT A POWERFUL THOUGHT, THAT GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD, GOD OPPOSES PRIDE, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. POINT NUMBER ONE, HUMILITY INVITES GRACE. IT INVITES GRACE. BUT PRIDE INVITES OPPOSITION. THIS IS TRUE IN BOTH FRONTS. THE VERTICAL AND THE HORIZON. VERTICAL, THIS IS TRUE ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, RIGHT? SHOW ME ANYONE WHO IS CENTERED AROUND THEM IN SALVATION AND I’LL SHOW YOU SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T TRULY COME TO TRUE SALVATION. THE VERY POSTURE BY WHICH WE RECEIVE SALVATION IS THAT WE COME TO THE END OF OURSELF. SALVATION BEGINS WITH THIS IDEA THAT YOU AND I NEED SALVATION. EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT PUSHES AGAINST PRIDE AND INVITES GRACE. I SAY TO GOD, I CAN’T SAVE MYSELF. I’VE BEEN DOING A REALLY HORRIBLE JOB OF TRYING. AMEN. I CAN’T SAVE MYSELF, I DON’T HAVE CONTROL OVER MYSELF, I DON’T HAVE GOOD DECISIONS OVER MYSELF. I’M GIVING IT ALL UP. I AM POOR IN SPIRIT. THE BIBLE SAYS BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT. THAT MEANS PEOPLE THAT ARE BANKRUPT IN THEIR OWN SELF, BUT RICH IN GOD, AMEN. SO I GOT NOTHING TO BRING TO THE TABLE HERE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ALL OF IT. I HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN. I HAVE NO GLORY FOR MYSELF. SO THIS IS SO TRUE IN THE VERY WAY THAT WE OBTAIN SALVATION. HUMILITY, RIGHT, HUMILITY IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT IN YOU AND I ATTAINING SALVATION. HERE IS A THOUGHT FOR US. ONLY WHEN I REALIZE I HAVE NO RIGHTS, I HAVE NO ENTITLEMENTS, I HAVE NO POWER, I HAVE NOTHING, DO I MYSELF FIND MYSELF HUMBLED ENOUGH TO RECEIVE TRUE SALVATION. LET ME SAY THIS. IF YOU TRULY CAME TO GOD AND YOUR ATTITUDE THE NIGHT YOU GOT SAVED WAS THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GOING TO BE CELEBRATING TONIGHT TO GET ME ON THEIR TEAM, THEN THE LAST THING YOU LACK IS HUMILITY. TODAY ORDERLY ENOUGH TODAY IS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS TO GO TO COLLEGE TEAMS. PAST TODAY IT’S TOO LATE. THEY ARE GATHERING IN A GYM, THEY HAVE THREE HATS, AN AUBURN HAT, A LIBERTY HAT, I DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO KNOW. AM I GOING TO BE A FLAME, A TIGER. EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT IS I KNOW EVERYBODY HAS BEEN JUST PURSUING ME BECAUSE I’M A FOUR STAR, THAT’S WHAT I AM. BUT THE QUESTION IS EVERYONE HAS BEEN KISSING MY BUTT, ALL THESE COACHES HAVE BEEN CALLING ME TELLING ME HOW AMAZING I AM, WHEN I CAME TO THEIR BIG SCHOOL THEY HAD ME ON THE LOCKER ROOM, HAD AN LED OF ME. LOOK HOW YOU’LL LOOK WEARING THIS COLOR. EVERYBODY IS RECRUITING ME. I’M GOING TO REVEAL AS A 17-1/2-YEAR-OLD NARCISSIST WHICH TEAM WILL HAVE THE PLEASURE OF ME. [ LAUGHTER ]>> THE REALITY OF THAT IS THEY’RE KISSING YOUR BUTT UNTIL YOU SIGN ON. 5 A.M. DO SOME SIT-UPS. BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT MIGHT WORK IN FOOTBALL CULTURE, BUT IT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE KINGDOM OF GOD MUST BE HIGH-FIVING TONIGHT BECAUSE STATE HAS BEEN RECRUITING ME, LIBERTY HAS BEEN RECRUITING ME, BUT TONIGHT, YOU GET ME, GOD. NOTHING ABOUT SALVATION IS AREN’T YOU BLESSED TO HAVE ME ON YOUR TEAM. IT’S ANOTHER WAY. LIKE WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU WANT ME? WHY WOULD YOU WANT ME? I HAVE NOTHING TO BRING TO DOG. BUT YET YOU WOULD WANT ME? WHO I AM THAT YOU WOULD MINDFUL OF ME? DO YOU EVER SEE WEIRD COUPLES IN THE MALL. [ LAUGHTER ]>> THAT TOOK SO LITTLE, INSTANT RESPONSE. I DON’T KNOW YOU DEFINE THAT IN YOUR HEAD, BUT TO ME IT’S LIKE WHEN SOME DUDE IS LIKE 74 AND HIS WIFE IS LIKE 24. [ LAUGHTER ]>> AND I’M LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF MONEY HE HAS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF MONEY SHE NEEDS, BUT ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. [ LAUGHTER ]>> YOU EVER SEE THE GUY AND THE GUY IS LIKE A FOUR, AND YOU KNOW WHEN I SAY THAT. YES, EVERYONE IS PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, BUT Y’ALL KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT? [ LAUGHTER ]>> YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. THE GIRL IS LIKE A NINE AND YOU’RE LIKE, ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER. [ LAUGHTER ]>> LET ME JUST PUT IT TO YOU THIS WAY. AFTERWARDS COME AND WATCH ME AND JENNIFER STANDING NEXT TO EACH OTHER. ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER. WHY IS THAT WOMAN STANDING NEXT TO A CHIA PET. WHAT IS HAPPENING. [ CHEERING ] [ LAUGHTER ]>> I AM THE HEAR YES, SIR INDIVIDUAL ON — I WENT THROUGH PUBERTY IN MY MOTHER’S WOMB. IT’S REALLY, REALLY SAD. WHY IS SHE GOING OUT WITH HIM. SHE’S GORGEOUS, SHE’S SHARP. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CLAP ABOUT IT. AT LEAST PRETEND. NO, PASTOR DAVID. [ LAUGHTER ]>> THE ULTIMATE ODD COUPLE. LISTEN TO ME. DO YOU EVER SEE SOMETHING LIKE WHY? THE ULTIMATE HEAD SCRATCHER, THE ULTIMATE GOD COUPLE IS THAT GOD WOULD WANT US BECAUSE ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER. IT IS THE SINGLE WORST EXCHANGE RATE IN ALL OF HISTORY. GOD WOULD BRING THE HISTORY OF GOD AND GOD WOULD BRING THE BANKRUPTCY OF DAVID NASSER. HUMILITY INVITES GRACE. WHEN I COME TO GOD AND I GO I CAN’T, AND GOD GOES I KNOW, BUT I DID TRUE MY SON, RIGHT? BY THE WAY, LET ME JUST SAY THIS TO YOU. SOME OF YOU DON’T HAVE HUMILITY IN THE HORIZONTAL, BECAUSE YOU NEVER HAD HORIZONTAL IN THE VERTICAL. YOU’RE WONDERING WHY. THE SPIGOT IS DRY IN THE VERTICAL BECAUSE YOU NEVER HAD TO SHOWER DOWN. IN THE HORIZONTAL, THE REASON YOU DON’T SHOW HUMILITY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER, THE REASON YOUR RELATIONSHIPS DON’T LAST LONG, EVERYBODY THINKS YOU’RE FULL OF PRIDE AND YOU’RE BROKEN, YOU DON’T HAVE THIS FALLEN OF ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HUMILITY THAT YOU CAN SPEND FROM. IF YOU’RE RICH IN HUMILITY, YOU’LL SPEND IT LIKE YOU’RE RICH ON OTHER PEOPLE. HUMILITY, HUMILITY CERTAINLY HAS, RIGHT, THIS NON-NEGOTIABLE COME 19TH WHEN IT COMES TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IF IT’S TRUE ABOUT GOD, IT’S TRUE ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE. WHEN THE GARMENT OF HUMILITY, CLOTHE YOURSELF WITH ALL THINGS IN HUMILITY, WHEN THE GARMENT OF HUMILITY IS NOT PRESENT, LISTEN TO THIS, FRIENDSHIPS ARE MARRED. LOOK AT A FRIENDSHIP THAT IS MARRED RIGHT NOW IN YOUR LIFE. WHEN THE GARBAGEMENT OF HUMILITY IS NOT PRESENT, FRIENDSHIPS ARE MARRED, FAMILIES ARE BROKEN, AND FINGERPRINTS ARE DESTROYED. SHOW ME A RELATIONSHIP WITH A FAMILY MEMBER THAT IS DISAPPOINTED AND I’LL SHOW YOU THE PRESENCE OF PRIDE AND THE ABSENCE OF HUMILITY. HUMILITY IS AN EXPECTATION AND NOT A SUGGESTION. IT’S OBVIOUS. WE READ VERSE 5, 1 PETER 5:FIVE. THAT RIGHT THERE, VERSE 5 IS THE, THEREFORE IN VERSE 6. VERSE 6 SAYS HUMBLE YOURSELF. GOD IS ATTRACTED BY HUMILITY, HUMBLED BY PRIDE. AS A COMMAND, HUMBLE YOURSELF. THIS IS AN IMPERATIVE. THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION FOR A BELIEVER. ANYBODY HERE A CHRISTIAN. [ CHEERING ]>>HUMILITY IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION. LET ME SAY IT TO YOU ANOTHER WAY. HUMILITY IS NOT A GIFT. IT’S A CONVICTION. YOU’RE HEARING THIS, BRO, IT’S ONE CONVICTION THING TWO WEEKS, NOW WE’RE GEARING DOWN ON HUMILITY, I DON’T HAVE THE GIFT OF HUMILITY. I GOT OTHER GIFTS. PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THINGS ABOUT ASIANS, LIKE HOSPITALITY, HOLINESS. HONOR, HUMILITY. THESE ARE NOT GIFTS. WHEN WE CALL THEM GIFTS WE CAN GO I DON’T HAVE THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY. I JUST DON’T HAVE THE GIFT OF HUMILITY. IF YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN THE GIFT OF THE GOSPEL, THEN YOU’VE BEEN GIVING THE GIFT OF HUMILITY. IN THAT, LOOK AT ME, THE EXPECTATION FROM GOD IS NOT LIKE YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THIS. IF IT’S IN YOU, IT’S GOING TO BE COMING THROUGH YOU. SO POINT NUMBER TWO IS HUMILITY, RIGHT, IS AN EXPECTATION. IF YOU’RE GOING TO GOD AND SAYING TO HIM HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU EXPECT ME FOR HUMBLE. I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO BE HUMBLE ON YOUR OWN. I EXPECT CHRIST KNEW TO BE THE HOPE OF GLORY. I’M EXPECTING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT TO EXUDE HUMILITY. NOT THE FRUIT OF THE UNHOLY SPIRIT. ANOTHER WAY TO PUT IT IS WHEN YOU’RE LOST, WHEN YOU’RE LOST, LOST PEOPLE HAVE A GOD. THEY’RE THEIR OWN GOD. ALL THEY’RE GOING TO DO IS WORSHIP THEIR GOD, LIFT UP THEIR GOD. LOST PEOPLE ARE SURROUNDED BY THEMSELVES. YOU’RE THINKING OH, NO, I HAVE A LOST PERSON WHO WORE SHIPS HER BOYFRIEND. YOU EITHER SELF WORSHIP OR TRUE WORSHIP. IT’S STEMMED IN WORSHIP, WHICH IS PRIDE AND ARROGANCE. WHICH IS WHY HUMILITY — HUMILITY LOVES US TO GET US OFF THE THRONE THAT PROPERLY BELONGS TO GOD. AND SO HUMILITY IS A COMMAND. AN IMPERATIVE. PETER SIMPLY SAYS HUMBLE YOURSELF. THAT’S A HARD ONE. NO, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT. WITH THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU, WHICH IS WHY IT WOULD BE IRONIC IF YOU ACTUALLY PRACTICE HUMILITY AND ARE PRIDEFUL ABOUT HOW MUCH HUMILITY YOU PRACTICE. POINT NUMBER 3. HUMILITY IS THE EVENTUAL POSTURE FOR ALL. THIS ONE IS HARD. THIS ONE IS HARD BECAUSE THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE PERSONAL FOR SOME OF US WHO KNOW SOMEBODY WHO IS NOT A BELIEVER. OR SOMEONE WHO IS A BELIEVER, PERPETUAL IN PRIDEFUL LIVING. LET’S LOOK AT THIS VERSE. VERSE 6 SAYS HUMBLE YOURSELF. THERE IS THE COMMAND. VERSE 6-1/2 REMINDS US THEREFORE BECAUSE GOD REASSISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. BECAUSE OF THAT HUMBLE YOURSELF, THERE IS THE COMMAND, THEN UNDER THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD. UNDER THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD IS THIS REALITY THAT HUMILITY IS A POSTURE FOR GOD. I WILL BEND MY KNEE UNDER HIS CRUSHING POWER, IT’S MIGHTY LOVE AND IT’S ALSO MIGHTY WRATH. GOTTEN GET IT WRONG. IT’S BOTH. I WILL EITHER BEND MY KNEE UNDER THE CRUSHING POWER OF GOD OR UNDER THE REDEEMING POWER OF GOD, BUT REST ASSURED I WILL BEND MY KNEE. ONE OUT OF ONE PEOPLE WILL BE HUMBLED. EITHER BE HUMBLED BY THE GRACE OF GOD BECAUSE YOU ON YOUR OWN BENT YOUR KNEE TO GOD OR GOD WILL HUMBLE YOU BY BENDING YOU, EVERYONE, IN HUMBLED BY THE REALITY OF GOD AND EVERYONE IN HEAVEN IS HUMBLED BY THE REALITY OF GOD. EVERYONE IN HELL, HELL IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF GOD. HELL IS THE PRESENCE OF THE WRATH OF GOD. HELL IS THE ABSENCE OF THE GRACE OF GOD, BUT IT’S NOTHING, BUT THE PERPETUAL UNENDING WRATH OF GOD. EVERYONE IN HELL IF THEY CAN TALK TO YOU TONIGHT WOULD SAY I AM HUMBLED THAT MY ARROGANCE WAS NOT OFF OF ME. I HAVE HAD MY KNEE BENT TO GOD SAYING INTEREST OUT OF HERE, WHAT CAN I DO TO FIND DELIVERANCE. THIS IS WHY IT’S HARD. WE TALK ABOUT HELL AND WE HAVE A ROOM FULL OF BELIEVERS, I’M SO GLAD I’M SPARED FROM THAT. WE KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS SPARED OF THAT. THIS MORNING WE HAD NINE PEOPLE COME UP AND TALK ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. TWO MINUTES LATER, THEY’RE MAKING JOKES OF CORONAVIRUS. AS GOOFY AS THAT IS, TODAY WE BROUGHT UP NINE PEOPLE, WHO GO, I GOT FAMILY MEMBERS. THIS IS REAL TO ME, THIS IS GOING ON IN MY LIFE. FOR THEM THE CORONAVIRUS ISN’T SOMETHING JUST DISTANT. THEY’RE LITERALLY THINKING ABOUT THEIR MOM AND DAD WHO ARE QUARANTINED IN A HOME AND CAN’T GET OUT. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? IT ISN’T SOME DOCTRINE THAT APPEARS IN TWO PETER. ANYBODY GOT A MOM, DAD, BROTHER, SISTER, WHO IS RIGHT NOW SO ARROGANT THAT THEY GO I DON’T NEED GOD, I GOT THIS ON MY OWN. THEY’RE HEADED TO A PLACE, WHERE WON DAY THEY WILL BE BENT DOWN IN HELL. GOD FORBID THEM THEY WILL DO THAT. THIS IS REAL FOR SOME PEOPLE. THIS IS ABOUT SOMEBODY YOU KNOW. IS IT A FRIEND, A FAMILY MEMBER. IT’S YOUR GRAND PATIENT. THIS IS ABOUT YOUR GRAND DAD, GRANDMA, DOCTRINE. THIS IS ABOUT REALITY. ONE DAY YOUR GRANDPA AND GRANDMA WILL BE BENT TO GOD. IF THAT DOESN’T MOTIVE YOU TO LOOK AT CHRISTMAS BREAK DIFFERENTLY, TO LOOK AT EASTER BREAK DIFFERENTLY, IF THAT DOESN’T MOTIVE YOU TO HEIGHTEN YOUR AWARENESS, TO BE A WITNESS TO LOSE A COUPLE MEALS AND FAST FOR THEM, IF THAT DOESN’T HEIGHTEN YOU NOTHING EVER WILL. IF ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CORONAVIRUS BECOMES SOMETHING VERY REAL. RECALL OF A SUDDEN THIS IS REAL. AND IT IS EVENTUAL, 100% OF THE TIME YOU WILL BEND YOUR KNEE. BECAUSE THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD WILL EITHER GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE ON YOUR OWN BY BENT KNEE LOWERING YOURSELF, POVERTY SPIRIT, I HAVE NOTHING TO BRING IN MYSELF, BROKEN, INCONSISTENCY ME. HE WILL SAVE US OR HE WILL BEND YOUR KNEE. I’D RATHER HE NOT HAVE TO CLUB IT BECAUSE MY PRIDE AND ARROGANCE TOLD ME I GOT THIS ON MY OWN. I GOT THIS ON MY OWN. AND SO MAN, THAT’S A HARD PASSAGE TO READ BECAUSE PEOPLE I LOVE DON’T LOVE GOD. AND THAT’S A REALITY. I’LL BE MADE LOW BY THE AWARENESS OF WHERE I’M SUPPOSED TO BE AND BY THE GIFT OF DISCIPLINE, NOT PUNISHMENT ON MY OWN, BENT BY THE SPIRIT, OR GOD WILL EVENTUALLY DO IT. I KNOW SOMEONE RIGHT NOW IN MY LIFE THAT I CARE ABOUT WHOSE ARROGANCE AND PRIDE CONTINUES, CONTINUES TO REAR ITS UGLY HEAD IN THEIR LIFE AND THIS IS MORE THAN SALVATION. THIS PERSON IS SAVED. I KNOW SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW IN MY LIFE, THEIR ARROGANCE AND PRIDE CONTINUES TO LEAD THEM AND LEAD THEM AND LEAD THEM AND LEAD THEM AND LEAD THEM. IT’S A COMMON FRIEND, ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY WHAT DO YOU THINK. PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL. AND GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED AND I JUST PRAY THAT THIS PERSON AUTO CORRECTION, SELF CORRECTION. THIS PERSON WAKES UP ONE MORNING AND READS THEIR BIBLE AND FALLS ON THEIR KNEE BEFORE GOD OUTS THEM. SOME OF YOU, GOD HAS BEEN PATIENT, BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO BEND DOWN. YOU IN YOUR ARROGANCE ARE GOING FORGET YOU. THEY DON’T HAVE VERTICAL HUMILITY LOADED SO THEY DON’T HAVE HORIZONTAL HUMILITY EX HE’DED. — IF YOU’RE SAVED IN THIS ROOM AND YOU CONTINUE TO SHOW PRIDE, I KNOW THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT ME FROM, I DON’T GIVE A RIP, TELLING ME TO WASN’T MYSELF OFF SELF-WORSHIP. GOD WILL EVENTUALLY BEND YOUR KNEE. IT WON’T BE ABOUT SALVATION, BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY COST YOU YOU. I PRAY IT WILL COME TO YOU BEFORE GOD HAS ENOUGH LOVE FOR YOU BEFORE HE HAS TO BREAK YOUR KNEE CAPS. MAN. SO HERE IS THE THOUGHT. I CAN COOPERATE WITH GOD AS AS YOU GIFTS ME WITH HUMBLING CIRCUMSTANCES, OR I CAN RESIST AND RECENT AND REJECT. AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I’D RATHER JUST EMBRACE. I’VE GOT ABOUT NINE MINUTES. WE CAN DO THE OTHER TWO POINTS AND I CAN STOP RIGHT HERE AND WE CAN OPEN IT UP FOR Q&A. YOU WANT TO DO Q&A ON HUMILITY FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES? COOL, LET’S DO THAT. WHAT A CLIMB PARTICULAR ENDING, RIGHT HERE. COME ON UP. ALL RIGHT, ANYBODY GOT QUESTIONS ON HUMILITY? I MIGHT NOT KNOW THE ANSWER, BUT I’LL TRY. YEAH.>>SO IN THE MARCHED RELATIONSHIPS, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT IF YOU HAVE A MARCHED RELATIONSHIP THERE IS A LACK OF HUMILITY, HOW DO YOU FIX THAT WHEN YOU HAVE TRIED TO SHOW HUMILITY AND THERE IS ONLY ARROGANCE FROM THE OTHER SIDE?>> I THINK POSTURE AND TONE REALLY, REALLY MATTER. A LOT OF TIMES I FEEL LIKE SOMEONE IS COMING TO ME AND THEY HAVE THE TRUTH, BUT I’M NOT ABLE TO RECEIVE IT BECAUSE I’M SO FULL OF ARROGANCE IN THAT MOMENT OR FULL OF PRIDE. THE WAY THEY BRING IT DOESN’T HELP ME TO RECEIVE IT. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS HELPS, BUT YOU WILL SAY THE TONE BY WHICH YOU DELIVER TRUTH TO SOMEONE REALLY, REALLY DOES MATTER. IF THE TONE IS BROKENNESS AND NOT THE SPIRIT OF SPEAR I DON’T REMEMBER TEE, I GOT THIS FIGURED OUT AND YOU DON’T, IT’S LIKE BROTHER, SISTER, AND OBVIOUSLY THE ENVIRONMENT BY WHICH YOU DO IT. I THINK A LOT OF TIMES WE DON’T MEAN TO. AS MUCH AS I LOVE COMMUNITY GROUPS SO MUCH MORE THAN I LOVE THIS BIG GATHERING, SOME OF YOU TONIGHT ARE THINKING ABOUT SOMEONE IN YOUR HALL WHO LET ARROGANCE AND PRIDE GET IT IN WAY. NOT IN COMMUNITY GROUP, LET ME HAVE THE MIC, KATHY, I HOPE YOU’RE TAKING NOTES, THAT WOULD BE SHAMEFUL, BUT IN THE CONFINES OF A COMMUNITY GROUP, THAT’S NOT THE PLACE, THE PLACE YOU APPROACH SOMEONE SOMETIMES IS ONE-ON-ONE SO THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO HEAR IT AND KNOW IT’S CRY PRACTICAL PARTICULAR. SOMETIMES YOU TELL SOMEONE THE TRUTH, THE FIRST TIME YOU TELL THEM IT’S MET WITH RESISTANCE. THEN YOU COME BACK AND TRY AGAIN, THEY’RE A LITTLE MORE OPEN TO IT. THEN YOU TRY AGAIN. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS SAY I’M HERE NO MATTER WHAT, I’M COMMITTED TO YOU NO MATTER WHAT, I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT. I’M NOT GOING TO SHAME YOU. SOME OF YOU, YOU DO A LOT OF YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY, WHICH IS REALLY SHAMING ON THE INTERNET. NO ONE IS GOING TO GO AND WHEN 47 PEOPLE RETWEETED ABOUT MY ARROGANCE, I KNEW THEN GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR MY LIFE. KNOW THE CONTEXT AND THE PERSON AND POSTURE MATTERS. HOLD FAST. SNEAKNESS DOESN’T MEAN YOU GIVE UP YOUR POSITION. HONESTLY, ELSE STRAIGHT OUT OF YOUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS. NO ONE WILL SAY HOW AWESOME YOU ARE. I GO OUT OF MY WAY TO MAKE 99% OF MY ILLUSTRATIONS WHEN I TALK ABOUT MY LIFE ARE ME JACKING UP. EVERYBODY LOVES ME. THE STARBUCKS. MOST OF MY ILLUSTRATIONS ARE ABOUT ME MESSING UP. NOBODY IS INTERESTED IN I WAS ON PLANE THE OTHER DAY, BE NOT AMERICA GOT SAVED. NOBODY LOVES A ME MONSTER. IF YOU’RE ARROGANT AND PRIDEFUL, YOU’RE ACTUALLY NOT GETTING THE RESULTS YOU WANT BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE ARE REPEALED. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IS I GET A LOT MORE DONE WHEN I BEGIN WITH A POSTURE OF MY HAT IN MY HAND, BROTHER I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, I’M SENSING SOME THINGS. THE REASON I CAN SMELL THAT — I DON’T KNOW WHAT PROOF — KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. YOU COME IN, LIKE, I AM PERFECT, YOU CAN BE PERFECT LIKE ME, AND NO ONE WANTS THAT. SO I WOULD COME AND SAY THE REASON I KNOW THAT YOU’RE WETTING YOURSELF AS I’VE GOT THE RASHES MYSELF. I’VE GOT THE SAME ISSUES MYSELF. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS YOU. ONE MORE THING. ONE MORE THING. ONE MORE THING. KNOW THAT A LOT OF TIME WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO SOMEBODY, YOU’RE NOT GETTING TO TALK TO THEM. A LOT OF TIME YOU’RE TALKING TO SOMEBODY, THIS IS PROBABLY ABOUT AN ACTUAL INDIVIDUAL YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT, BRO, A GIRL OR GUY THAT YOU LOVE AND CARE? THAT’S A LOT. SO IT’S YOUR DAD. A LOT OF TIMES, MAN, WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO TALK TO YOUR DAD, CAN I JUST SAY THIS, YOU’RE NOT EVEN GETTING TO TALK TO YOUR DAD. YOUR DAD IS NOT EVEN GOING TO GET TO HEAR YOUR HEART BECAUSE THERE ARE DEMONS MISINTERPRETING EVERYTHING YOU SAY. HE IS COVERED, SCATTERED, SMOTHERED, WAFFLE HOUSE WITH SNEAKING LIES. WHAT YOU NEED TO PRAY AS YOU’RE GOING TO TALK TO YOUR DAD IS GOD I WANT TO GET TO MY DAD. WHEN I APPROACH THEM ABOUT ARROGANCE IN THEIR LIFE OR PRIDE IN THEIR LIFE, I DON’T WANT THE ENEMY TO MISINTERPRET IT, HE’S BEEN TO LIBERTY AND HE LEARNED A FEW THINGS ABOUT THAT POWER AND HE’S GOING TO COME OUT HERE AND LET THE SUN BE THE TUTOR. THAT IS WHAT HE’S GOING TO HEAR. HE’S NOT EVEN GOING TO HEAR YOU. HE’S LASHING OUT, BUT IT’S NOT HIM LASHING OUT. YOUR FATHER IS HELD CAPTIVE BY HIM. GOD I WANT TO SPEAK TO HIM. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? PUT IT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.>>YES, SIR.>>AS SOMEONE WHO HAS TROUBLE WITH GUILT A LOT IN MY LIFE I FEEL THE WORLD HUMBLE, I COME BACK TO THE PLACE OF PRIDE AND I STRUGGLE TO FIND THIS SWEET SPOT, WHERE HUMILITY — BECAUSE I’M PARALYZED BY GUILT AND THEN IGNORANT BY PRIDE AND NOT MOTIVATED THROUGH HUMILITY.>>WHAT’S YOUR NAME, SIR?>>TOMMY.>>TOMMY?>> YEAH. [ CHEERING ]>>YOU’RE INFLATING HIS PRIDE. I’M JUST SAYING THAT. [ LAUGHTER ]>> TOMORROW TOMMY, TOMMY, TO TO START BY SAYING, ANYBODY ELSE WITH ME, HEY, BRO, YOU’RE JUST VOICING ME, TOO. ANYBODY ELSE? ME, TOO. [ APPLAUSE ]>>LET ME START BY SAYING I TEND TO OVERCORRECT AND UNDER, CORRECT. I’M LIKE WHERE IS THE MIDDLE. TWO THINGS, THERE WILL BE A DAY WHEN THIS WILL NO LONGER BE A STRUGGLE. THE ROAD OF RIGHTEOUS IS IN YOU. THIS IS POINT FIVE. HE WILL EX HALT YOU ONE DAY. UNTIL THAT DAY THAT IS YOUR POSITION, BUT NOT YOUR POSTURE AND YOU’RE STRUGGLING, YOU’RE WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND STRETCH BLING. IT’S GOING TO SOUND REAL JESUS. THE ANECDOTE FOR THIS IS FOR ME I HAVE TO DAILY PREACH THE GOSPEL TO MYSELF. THE GOSPEL IS NOT JUST FOR SALVATION, BUT SANG CASE. THE SAME GOSPEL THAT PUT ME IN HUMILITY, NOT DEPUTY BRACING, I’M A SINNER, I’M A ST. IT I AM UNDESERVING, BUT YET I AM WHAT, RICH WHEN I STRUGGLE WITH GUILT, I WANT TO STRUGGLE WITH TRYING TO BE GOD GO IN MY LIFE OWN IS I PREACH THE GOSPEL TO MYSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY. WE HAVE A GUY COMING IN THREE WEEKS TO PREACH TO US, HIS NAME IS JUDGE D. GRIER. I RECOMMEND HIS BOOK TO YOU. IT’S ABOUT EVERYDAY WAKE UP AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO YOURSELF. IT’S SUSTAINING WORK. ONE PLACE TO START IS THE OTHER PLACE IS THE CONFINES OF THE PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATED WHO YOU ARE. FIND YOURSELF IN COMMUNITY. THOSE PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU ARE GOING TO WALK WITH YOU, YOU’RE GOING TO HELP THEM AND WALK WITH EACH OTHER. I KNOW THE END SCORE. YOU’RE GOING TO WIN, BRO. ONE DAY THIS TROUBLE WILL BE OVER BECAUSE ONE DAY WE’LL BE COMPLETELY MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, ALL RIGHT, BECAUSE IN HEAVEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE STRUGGLE WITH THIS, AMEN. I LOVE YOU, MAN. THANKS FOR YOUR HONESTY. [ APPLAUSE ]>>ONE MORE QUESTION. YEAH.>>SO MY QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU TAKE THESE IDEAS ABOUT HAVING PRIDE AND NEEDING TO SHOW HUMILITY AND PUT THEM INTO PRACTICE BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE I STRUGGLE MORE.>>THANK YOU FOR THAT. A GREAT QUESTION. DON’T PRESUME I’M PUTTING THEM ALL INTO PRACTICE. PRAY FOR ME. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY’RE MEDITATIONS. THEY’RE BEING REVEALED OUT OF IN65th SEE IN MY LOVE LIE. I STRUGGLE WITH PRIDE, ALL THAT. HOW YOU BRING THEM INTO PRACTICE IN YOUR LIFE IS BY MAKING YOURSELF AVAILABLE TO OTHERS ‘,ALL RIGHT, THAT ARE GOD’S PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO COME ALONGSIDE YOU AND HELP YOU WHO SEE SOME OF THE BLIND SPOTS THAT SOMETIMES YOU DON’T SEE AND BY DAILY, DAILY FINDING SPIRIT WILL DISCIPLINES. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS VERY UNSEXY. AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS TRUE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES, GOD TAKES YOU OUT OF THE SHALLOW SHORINGS AND TAKES YOU TO DEEPER WATER. IT IS THE DISCIPLINE OF A MEDITATION AND PRAYER AND FASTING AND BIBLE STUDY AND SCRIPTURE MEMORY, ALL RIGHT, SO WHAT I’VE LEARNED IS WHEN I’M REALLY IN THE FLESH, I NEED TO USE THE DISTRICT FLINT AS A HIGHWAY TO GET MORE IN THE SPIRIT AND SO IT IS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR OF LIFE THAT I MIND MYSELF BEING THE PERSON. THE DAILY GRIND OF THAT IS I DON’T FIND MY SANCTIFICATION IN THE PUBLIC WAY IS. I DON’T FIND MYSELF ALWAYS PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH. BUT I’M IN A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T MIND TELLING ME HOW TO LOVE, AN IMPATIENCE THAT YOU NEED TO AUTO, CORRECT. THAT’S WHY I RECOMMEND ALL OF YOU GET MARRIED BECAUSE GOD WILL BRING THAT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND THEY WILL MAKE SURE HUMILITY IS A MAJOR INGREDIENT IN YOUR LIFE. AND IF THEY LOVE YOU, IF THEY LOVE YOU, IF THEY LOVE YOU THEY WON’T DO IT TO HARM YOU. THEY DON’T ENJOY THE IDEA OF — THEY LOVE YOU ENOUGH TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WHICH BY THE WAY, MY WIFE IS THE MOST ENCOURAGING, EDIFYING, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN SHE SAYS HEY, I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WAS OUT OF LINE AT DINNER. I WANT TO TELL YOU TODAY, I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU, THAT WAS TWO KIND OF CRASH JOKES IN A ROW. SHE TOLD ME IN THE ELEVATOR, IN THE WAY, NOT FROM IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE. YEAH, I KNOW. COMMUNITY. THE OTHER DAY I WAS IN CALIFORNIA AND. [ CHEERING ]>>THANK YOU SO I WAS IN CALIFORNIA AND THIS LADY WAS REALLY MEAN TO ME. I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, SHE WAS VERY MEAN TO ME. SHE WAS FLAT-OUT MEAN TO ME. THE WORST KIND OF MEAN. SHE WAS RELIGIOUS MEAN TO ME. WE’RE IN THIS 50 COUPLES KIND OF THING. SHE COMES UP AND SHAPES ME OF SOMETHING I SAID. ANYWAY, SHE JUST EMBARRASSED ME. IT WASN’T LIKE — SHE WAS IN THE WRONG. AS SOON AS SHE LEFT SHE DIDN’T GET THE RESULTS SHE WANTED. THERE WERE 30 PEOPLE COMING UP TO ME, HOW OVERWOKE WAS THAT. VALIDATED FOR A FEW MINUTES. MY DAUGHTER AND MY WIFE WERE WITH ME. THE FRONT OF EVERYBODY I WAS LIKE, NO, MAN, SHE’S AT A HARD SEASON IN MY LIFE. I WENT TO THE HOTEL ROOM, I OPENED UP MY LAPTOP, I DON’T FOLLOW HER UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA, I’M LOOKING HER UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA, I DON’T KNOW IN MY DAUGHTER IS HERE, SHE WALKS INTO THE HOTEL ROOM AND SHE SAID DAD, STOP BUILDING A CASE AGAINST HER. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I WAS DOING, I WAS ON THE INTERNET. AH-HAH, IT AIN’T JUST ME. I WAS BUILDING MY LITTLE CASE. MY 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WAS LIKE DAD, DO NOT BUILD A CASE AGAINST HER. I WAS LIKE — [ LAUGHTER ]>>YOU GOT TO WALK IN COMMUNITY. IT DOESN’T FEEL GOOD WHEN YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IS TELLING YOU THAT’S VERY THIRD GRADE. BUT IT’S TRUE. I KNOW IT’S — AN INSULT TO THIRD GRADERS BECAUSE THAT WASN’T EVEN THIRD GRADE. IT WAS BELOW THAT. I’M THANKFUL YOU WOULD IN LOVE AND GRACE DO THAT, SO I CAN SHARE IT WITH 5,000 PEOPLE. I GOT TO BE IN A PLACE WHERE SHE FEELS COMFORTABLE WHERE SHE’LL SAY THAT TO ME. MY DAD IS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO WILL DO THAT. HE’LL PUT A BIBLE VERSE AROUND IT. I’M REALLY DANGEROUS. ANYBODY ELSE? YOU GOT TO FIND COMMUNITY AND THEN YOU GOT TO FIND SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES. THAT’S NOT LIKE I’M WRITING THE DESCRIPTION, DATABASE PRESCRIPTION, TAKE TWO OF THOSE AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING. PUTTING INTO PRACTICE, WHERE GOD HAS CALLED US. THAT IS WHY JAMES, DON’T JUST BE HEARERS OF THE WORD, BE DOERS OF THE WORD. THAT IS AS OLD AS THE BROTHER OF JESUS. BUT IN COMMUNITY, IN TRUE COMMUNITY, CHRIST CENTER COMMUNITY, YOU’RE GOING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO ENCOURAGE YOU AND THEY’RE GOING TO CONFRONT YOU IN LOVE. BY THE WAY, I WANT TO SAY THIS, NO ONE IS MORE ENCOURAGING THAN MY DAUGHTER AS WELL. HEY DAD, THAT WAS AWESOME. DAD, I LOVE THAT YOU DID THAT. PAUSE SHE’S PUT A LOT IN LIKE THAT SHE’S MADE A LOT OF DEPOSITS. SOMETIMES SHE CAN MAKE WITHDRAWALS. THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD WORD FOR YOU. KEEP MAKING A LOT OF DEPOSITS, SO WHEN YOU DO MAKE A WITHDRAWAL, EVERY TIME IT COMES TO ME IT’S NOT LIKE A WORD OF REBUCHANAN. FIND SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE SOMETHING AUTHENTIC AND THEN YOU CAN BEGIN TO WARM INTO THEIR RELATIONSHIP WHERE YOU CAN SPEAK PROCESS PARTICULAR JESUS. LET’S GET OUR WORSHIP TEAM UP AND WE’LL SING A SONG AND WALK IN COMMUNITY GROUPS TOGETHER. MAN, LORD, I JUST REALLY STRUGGLE WITH HUMILITY AND I PREACH THESE TRUTHS TO MYSELF, THAT, GOD, YOU TEND TO BEND A KNEE OUT OF LOVE AND I PRAY THAT, GOD, I WILL BE AWAKENED TO MY NEED EVERY SINGLE DAY, FOR THE GOSPEL, AND, GOD, THAT EVERYTHING I DO I DO THROUGH THE LENS OF MEEKNESS AND SELFNESS, AND, GOD, I’VE GOT SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO IN THAT. THANK THANK YOU FOR YOUR MERCY AND PATIENCE WITH ME. ANYBODY ELSE WITH ME ON THAT? THANKS SO YOU, I DON’T GIVE UP ON ME. SO THERE’S ALL THESE THINGS INTEREST. I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, AND I THANK YOU THAT, GOD, THAT YOU CAN PROVIDE, AND SO WHAT I WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, WE’RE GOING TO SING IT IN JUST A SECOND, I WANT YOU TO BE LOWERED SO YOU CAN BE HEIGHT END, I WANT YOU TO YOU BOWED DOWN, SO YOU CAN BE EXALTED, I WANT TO BE CLOSE TO YOU, I DON’T WANT ARROGANCE TO GET BETWEEN ME AND INTIMACY WITH YOU THE FATHER. LET’S RISE UP TOGETHER. JUST BEFORE WE SING CAN YOU JUST PUT ARE HAPPENED LIKE THIS, JUST IN A POSTURE OF — JUST REAL QUICK, THINK THROUGH WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT TODAY AND STUDYING TONIGHT. SEARCH YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW, SEARCH YOUR HEART, WHAT IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW NEEDS — NEEDED THAT WORD, LIKE THAT WAS FOR ME TONIGHT IN THIS MOMENT IN MY LIFE. JUST THINK THROUGH THAT. KNOW THAT GOD LOVES YOU, HE LOVES YOU JUST THE WAY THAT YOU ARE, HE LOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO LEAVE YOU THAT WAY. HE LOVES YOU TONIGHT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. THE WORD. LET’S JUST COME BEFORE THE LORD AND JUST SING THESE TWO PRAYERS TOGETHER. THEN WE’LL COME UP AND DISMISS.>>Pastor David: SO LORD TONIGHT, WE PRAY IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMUNITY THAT WE WOULD GET OUT OF THESE ROWS AND WALK INTO A CIRCLE OF TRUSTED PEOPLE THAT WE CAN BE VULNERABLE ABOUT AND BE HONEST ABOUT AND THAT INTIMACY WOULD LEAD ON MORE AND MORE CONVERSATIONS LATE THROUGH THE NIGHT. IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN HUMBLED BY THE GOSPEL, I PRAY FOR SALVATION TONIGHT, THE LIFE OF OUR PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAVE LITTLE AGENDA, WHICH IS THROWING, BUT PRIDE IN ITSELF, AND THAT YOU WOULD DELIVER FROM THEM GOD, JUST RELIGION AND BRING TO THEM. WE PRAY TO YOU TONIGHT IN THE CONFINES OF US TOOK THE ONE ANOTHERs OF LIFE TOGETHER. AMEN. DON’T HAVE A SEAT YET. I’VE ASKED THEM TO SHUT DOWN. ENTER TO HAVE JUST A TWO-MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH YOU, ALL RIGHT.

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  1. SADDLTRAMP Rider said:

    There will be no politics, there will be no hate, no more tears, no more hunger, no more controversy or divisions in the New Kingdom Of Jesus Christ our true King. God hear our hurtful Prayers as we give that hurt to you and Your will shall be done but we will not doubt or question Your will for we know that Your plan for us shall be the gift You have given us through Your ultimate Sacrifice, The Final Sacrifice. The Blood Of The Lamb which You have done so we can be Saved. Thank You Jesus our King. Thank You God for loving us enough that You would send Your Son. Put Blood in His Veins, give Him a human Face so He could teach us about what true love is. Thank You God for all the prophet's that was our hero's and gave us wisdom through Your Holy Bible although we don't always use that wisdom You still love us. Thank You God for giving the Book Of Enoch for these final generations so that we could learn about Heaven, it is the best a human can describe Your Home. Thank you for everyone and everything and us believers will do our best to keep Your Commandments. Amen
    One final thing I will hope and ask for. The hardest Commandment that I find to keep is to "Love Thy Neighbor" please God help us to love each other, in the Name Of Jesus Amen

    February 6, 2020
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  2. Ruth Zeller said:

    A very anointed service with worship and teaching of the Word. I enjoyed the transparentancy and wisdom that was given.
    It touches my heart seeing the hunger for the Lord the students display.
    This was a much needed message for all. Thank you for posting.

    February 6, 2020
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