TEAM | Win This Year: Week 4

If you want your life to have impact, you need people on your side. Whos on your team? If you don’t have an answer to that, here’s what you need to do to get one.

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- My name's Lena Schuler.

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We are closing out our series today: Win This Year.

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And if you're joining us for the very first time,

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we actually have a fun way for you to win something right now.

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You may have seen Yeti or Bigfoot,

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kind of our mascots in the midst of the branding of the series.

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And they've been competing all series long.

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And they're going to go into a competition right now

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in a stupid, funny 30 second video.

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You could choose who you think is going to win: Yeti or Bigfoot

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and be entered to win a whole Yeti Prize pack.

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I know you want that cooler and those tumblers.

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And so if you text Yeti or Bigfoot to 313131 right now

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whoever you think is going to win this competition.

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If you're right, you'll be entered in to get the prize pack

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and actually win something at the beginning of 2020.

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I believe you can do it.

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Let's see who wins.

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- Wins This Year with Bigfoot and Yeti.

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This week's competition: A foot race.

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I'm seeing a whole lot of pushing.

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These guys are wild animals.

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No, really? They are not domesticated in any way.

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And they're off.

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Yeti, he takes the early lead.

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Whoa! Bigfoot slams Yeti right into the ground.

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Apparently that's allowed.

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And the winner is BIGFOOT!

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MINGO: Bigfoot for the win.

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Hey, I hope you picked Bigfoot.

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I'm Chuck Mingo and thanks for being with us today.

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We're talking about how to win.

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And today is all about team.

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A little bit later in the service,

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we're going to have communion together.

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So right now, wherever you are, grab something you can eat,

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something you can drink, so you can participate

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in that part of the service with us.

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And here's what I know is true: No one wins alone.

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That's the stakes we're talking about today.

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And so if you're looking for a place to find team,

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one place where you'll find it is on a GO Trip.

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Check this out.

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TOME: A GO Trip is about going.

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Going outside your comfort zone.

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Going to a new place.

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Going beyond normal.

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Going where you want to go instead of where you've been.

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Your normal life is getting you as far as you can go

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and where are you going right now?

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You're going the way of normal.

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If you want to go further than you are right now,

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you have to go outside of what you're comfortable with.

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And that is the role of GO Trips, they're beyond normal.

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They stretch you, they push you,

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they give you actual capacity.

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Muscles you didn't have beforehand

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that now can take your normal life beyond the normal.

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And you get to help people.

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You get to take on actual physical problems

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and make a difference in somebody else's life

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and the trajectory of their family and their village.

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People you encounter will be changed because

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you stepped out and you went on a GO Trip.

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Let's go.

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JUSTIN: Let's go is right.

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Does that get you pumped up?

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Does that get you excited?

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It gets me excited.

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Hey, my name's Justin.

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Welcome to the weekend here at Crossroads.

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And in 13 days, my wife Sarah and I, go on our first GO Trip.

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First one ever. We can't wait.

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You know what I know about our trip

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and what I noticed in those videos -- or in that video?

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No one goes alone.

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Did you notice that?

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No one on that trip or those trips was alone.

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And so I wonder for you, if you were going on a GO Trip right now,

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if you were headed out on a big trip or big adventure,

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do you have two or three people in your life

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that you would text right now to say,

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"I want to go on a big trip with you?"

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You've got two or three people?

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If not, I think you're in the right place today

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because today is all about team.

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See, we want you to win and we know lone wolves do not win.

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We only win because of the team around us.

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So if you've paused on that, and go,

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"I don't know if I've got two or three people,"

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well then you're in the right place.

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And we can help you out today.

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That's what we're talking about today.

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You know, one of the things we don't do alone around here is sing.

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We sing together.

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So if you're at home or online, turn it up, join with us.

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Whatever you do believe or don't believe about God,

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you're in a good place and we want you to engage with us in this time.

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So if you're in the room, let's stand together

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and let's sing together.

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JUSTIN: Sing of why we can sing in victory.

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MINGO: We're gonna have a chance now to take communion together.

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And if you're joining us online,

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I just want to give you some spiritual context

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for what it is we do when we do this.

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You know, in the book of 1 Corinthians, it says this:

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You know what?

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This song that we're singing right now tells a story.

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It tells a story that we can easily forget.

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The story is that I was desperate for a Savior.

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My life was not going the way of life and freedom.

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And thankfully, God loved me enough,

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He loved you enough to come.

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And Jesus came and lived the life that I can never live.

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He died the death that I deserved,

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so that I could have in relationship with Him,

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that kind of life, a living hope.

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And so whatever you've gathered to take communion,

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if you're a follower of Jesus, it is right to remember this story.

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And one of the ways we do that

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is we take something that represents bread.

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I've got Belvita Cranberry Orange.

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It really doesn't matter what you bring, but that's what I've got.

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I've got a Lacroix here because the Bible says

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whenever you eat in remembrance of this story,

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whenever you drink in remembrance of this story,

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you're retelling it to yourself.

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You're proclaiming the Lord's death, the source of our living hope.

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So whatever you have with you I want to encourage you

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to take that bread, cracker, whatever it is,

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and eat that right now in gratitude

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for the broken body of Jesus on your behalf.

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And in the same way I want you to drink in honor

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of the spilt blood of Jesus,

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who was willing to spill His blood for you and for me

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so that we can have a living hope.

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Let's drink together in celebration of who Jesus is

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and what He has done for us.

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You know, this is the way that we retell this story.

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This is a way we remind ourselves of what it means

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to have a living hope in Jesus.

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So as we continue to sing, we sing to a God who is alive

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and a God who has given us a living hope.

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- I love the line in that song:

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Hallelujah praise the one who set me free.

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You know, as I sing that, it helps me believe that even deeper.

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And one of the ways that I actually tell God that I believe

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that He has set me free is I do anything I can

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to combat the grip of the money on my life.

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You know, whether we like to admit it or not,

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money has a grip on most of us.

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And one of the ways that we can say,

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"No, I really am operating in the freedom that Jesus offers is

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I actually want to be free with my money

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and I want to give it away.

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More specifically, I want to give it to God.

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I want to give Him the tithe, the first 10% of my income."

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And so there's a whole group of people at Crossroads

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who over the last 90 days have participated in the tithe test.

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Who said, "I know that God says in His scripture

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to put Him to the test on this topic of money

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and give away the first 10% to the church

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and see what He does in my own personal life and your own life.

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And so if you've been participating in the tithe test

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over the last 90 days, I want you to know that your God sees you

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and He's proud of you.

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And I sincerely hope that you've experienced

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His favor over these last 90 days.

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I've been praying that for you.

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And maybe you want to operate in the freedom that Jesus offers

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and you want to try the tithe test for the next 90 days

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or just find out more about what that is and what that means.

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You can head to Crossroads.net/give

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to find out more

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on the topic of giving and to sign up to participate

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in the 90 day tithe test today.

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Well, next week is a really, really big week for our church

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because for the last 20 years or so

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we've been doing the Super Bowl of Preaching.

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It's Super Bowl weekend.

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You're probably going to sit on your couch

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or your friend's couch and watch the game

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or the commercials, if you're like me.

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And we want to start your day off right on Sunday

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and we want you to experience fun and laughter

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and a little bit of football in the midst of church.

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So here's what you're gonna get.

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Next week is unlike any other weekend of church

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that you'll experience online or in one of our Crossroads locations.

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The entire service is set up like the Super Bowl.

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So you have players and teams and a halftime show

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and commercials and some really good, insightful teaching

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in the midst of it.

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I can guarantee that you'll laugh.

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I can guarantee that you will walk away

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with a new insight about your life or about God.

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And it's something that you're not going to want to miss.

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And so join us next week for the Super Bowl of Preaching.

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You could head to Crossroads.net/SuperBowl

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to find out more about that

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and to see if that's happening at a location near you

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or join us right here online.

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It's gonna be a ton of fun, but we want to give you

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a little bit of insight into how our four players,

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our four teaching pastors: Alli, Chuck, Brian and Kyle

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have been preparing for this year's Super Bowl of Preaching.

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Check it out.

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- So what is the Super Bowl of Preaching, you might ask?

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Well, its just friendly competition among four preachers.

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We won't beat you over the head with a Bible.

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We'll just share what we can.

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It's a real pick me up.

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The goal is to have a good time at church

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and hopefully nobody gets hurt.

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It's just a safe place to have some fun

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and here's some truth, right, Pickles?

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What's that? Oh, no, no football whatsoever.

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The Super Bowl of Preaching.

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Ridiculous, also possibly life changing.

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I don't even like dogs. I said no dogs.

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We're done here.

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Go on. Go on, Pickles.

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TOME: It's coming up next week.

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I cannot wait to pound Chuck Mingo into submission.

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He's going to be a piece of salami by the time I'm done with him.

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It's going to be amazing.

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It is going to be amazing for sure. I can't wait.

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It's one of my favorite things every year.

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You know, we live in a very divisive society,

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but everyone celebrates the Super Bowl,

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at least most people do,

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who don't even watch football all year long.

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So I'm excited to see that and excited for a good Super Bowl.

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Hey, we're talking about winning.

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We're closing off our series on winning today.

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And I know a lot of us haven't made New Year's resolutions

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and we're kind of going, "Man, it's kind of the end of January,

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it may be too late to make some."

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Hey, here's a new idea.

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It's actually the beginning of the Lunar New Year.

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That's right. The Lunar New Year.

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So if you've been inspired to win at something

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and set a new resolution, you can still do that.

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I'm going to pray right now to get us ready

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for our very last section on this winning series.

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Let's pray before I say anything else.

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God, You are so patient with us.

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Some of us have been winning.

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Some of us feel like we're losing.

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All of us, though, we're in a place

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where we want You to do something for us.

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We're here today, God, right now,

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because we want more than what we have right now.

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I don't think we're here out of religious obligation.

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We're here because we want to understand You

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and understand our life more.

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I pray that You would help me make sense of those issues

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and that You'd help me to be clear and in line with Your truth.

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Thank you, God, for the blessing it is to talk about some of these things.

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And I pray these things according to character

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and identity of Jesus.

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Amen.

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So big idea today is this:

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You can only win by being relationally connected.

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That's the only way you can win.

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Book of 1 Corinthians 9:24, we've looked at this series,

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it say: Don't you know in a race all the runners run,

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but only one gets the prize?

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Run in such a way as to win, to get the prize.

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We should all want to have the most impactful life possible.

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We should all want to do well in life.

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In every area of our life we should want to win.

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And big idea today is the only way that we can win

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or there's a bunch of ways that go into winning,

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that's why we've had a four-part series.

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But today is if we're not relationally connected, we cannot win.

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We need one another.

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I interact with folks who say,

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"Well, I'm kind of a lone wolf kind of person."

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And I say, "Well, you mean you're somebody who dies early

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and isn't as big and as strong as you'd like to be?

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Because that's what a lone wolf is."

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Anybody works with wolves, and I've learned this

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from somebody who works with wolves says

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the lone wolf is smaller than all the other wolves

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because wolves need a pack to hunt elk or deer and pull them down.

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They're smaller and they die earlier than all other wolves.

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So wearing as a badge of courage,

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"I'm kind of a lone wolf kind of person,"

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is actually admitting that we're going to lose,

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that we're not going to be strong.

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The Nation of Israel as we've been looking at

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is led by the person of Joshua.

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And he takes them over the Jordan River

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to the place that's the Promised Land.

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And they start winning victories to actually secure their Promised Land.

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Before they actually cross over the Jordan River,

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which didn't Chuck do an amazing week last week on it?

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He did a great week.

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I thought it was a great, great talk on the Jordan River.

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The last win he's going to have because the next week

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it's all going downhill because he will lose next week.

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But nonetheless, right before they go cross over the Jordan River,

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the leader, Joshua, gives a pep talk.

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He gives a vision talk to all the Nation of Israel.

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He tells them, be strong and courageous,

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because what's on the other side of that body of water

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is your future.

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Be ready to push yourself, he says.

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Be ready to do things you're uncomfortable with because

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it's about time for us as a country to win,

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is in essence what he says.

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After he gives this pep talk,

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here's how the people mirror this back to him

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that he's relationally connected with.

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Joshua 1:18,they say:

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So as Joshua tells them to be strong and courageous,

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they said to him, "Hey, dude, you be strong and courageous too.

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In fact, if someone isn't strong and isn't courageous,

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if somebody is bad mouthing you,

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somebody isn't on board the mission.

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We got this one covered, Joshua.

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We will kill them dead right here.

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We got them. We will kill them."

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Man, now let me be real clear before we go any further.

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I'm very confident God's not asking anybody in here to kill anybody.

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I want to really, really clear of that.

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In fact, there may be very rebellious people at Crossroads

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who don't like things I say.

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Let me save their life right now.

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Do not kill them. Do not do that for anyone.

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God is ask anybody in here to kill anybody.

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I'm very confident of that.

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But what I really like about this,

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in this moment of sort of redemptive history is

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I like we see an element of team,

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an element of relational connectedness.

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And that is your problem is my problem.

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The thing that's bothering you, it bothers me

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and therefore, I'm gonna fix it.

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We have a staff here at Crossroads

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and we participate in a staff survey

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and a bunch of other organizations do as well.

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And we're benchmarking ourselves against them

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and learning from them and maybe them learning from us as well.

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And most years we do really, really well.

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We get recognized in the local papers kind of being

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in the top four organizations our size

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or the top three or something like that.

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Well, you know some years we don't do really well.

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And oftentimes when we're not doing well,

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it's because there's a lot of this.

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"Well, that leader up there."

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"Well this person down here."

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They're they're kind of pointing around saying

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those people in to fix that thing and they need to just --

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Whenever there's doing a lot of this, there's never a lot of this.

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There's never a lot of relational connection.

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There's just that pointing thing.

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And what I'll say to staff,

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if we have one of those years that's bad, I'll say,

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"Hey, look.

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I'm looking to see who it is that's going to fix the problem.

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Where's the mighty men and women

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that want to do something about this?

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Because no more points for pointing out problems.

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Only points for solving problems.

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Only points for being the person that sees something

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and gets it done and fixes it."

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This is the beautiful thing about

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where the Nation of Israel is right now in this era

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is they're saying, "Hey, we're all in this together.

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And Joshua's problem is my problem.

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My problem is Joshua's problem."

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This is incredibly foreign to us in our world today.

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We are in an increasingly individualistic and isolated culture

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and the more individualistic we become

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and the more isolated we become,

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the less we can be in tune with God and the less we can win.

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Person after person in the Bible is connected with a team,

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starting with God Himself.

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He's known as the Triune God, God in one and three persons.

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God, the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.

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He's connected in one.

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We see God creates not a person, but a people:

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Adam and Eve to be relationally connected.

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I'd love to go into deep details

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on all of these things right now, I just can't.

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I'm just giving you an overview.

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Noah and his family builds an ark.

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They've got a mission. They've got a point they're doing.

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The person Abraham, him in his household

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and people who are connect with them,

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they start and are the beginning of the Nation of Israel.

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We have Jesus and the twelve disciples.

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We've got Paul and Silas and Barnabas

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and a whole book in the Bible called The Book of Acts,

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which is the acts of all these people who are relationally connected.

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Every person that does heroic things in the Bible is connected,

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has made the choice to be on a team with somebody else.

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And here we are today in 2020, America

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and the first big idea I want us to understand is

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that if you want to be relationally connected,

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you're going to have to make a counter-cultural choice.

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If you want to have a sense of belonging and oneness

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with other people and be on a team,

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you're going to have to make choices

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that are counter to the way our culture is going.

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Because everything in our culture is splitting us apart.

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Everything our culture is causing us to be lonely.

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We are arguably the loneliest generation in the history of America.

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Maybe in the history of the world.

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All ancient cultures were communal cultures.

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This thing that Joshua says and people saying,

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"Hey, we'll kill people that come against you."

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That's an ancient communal thing that says it's a we thing,

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whereas our culture is a me thing.

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And everything about our culture is about exalting me

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and not thinking about something else.

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Everything that's happening in culture and happening in media

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and happening in technology, it's all fraying us.

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Technology never brings us together.

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It only frays us and that's coming after we thought

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that social media would bring us together.

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We now know that social media divides us

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more than it brings us together.

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Yes, it's nice to be able to be in touch

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with the people we graduated high school with

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and there's some positive things there.

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By the way, I'm very pro media.

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Very, very pro technology.

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I also --

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You have to understand the pull of that is

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to cause me to be isolated from you and from my neighbors.

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Let's go back in the history of America

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and let's just talk about where we've come as a culture

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and where we're going as a culture right now.

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There was a day where it was virtually impossible

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for you to have any entertainment at all in your house.

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We had an agrarian culture.

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Americans had their own gardens or their own crops.

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And they would go and they would work it as a team, as a community.

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And they would come in the house

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and they would play checkers with somebody else.

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Or the only way to be isolated and have entertainment

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was to actually read a book.

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But we were actually together with one another all the time.

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And then a new piece of technology came along to give us entertainment.

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It was the radio.

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And what did we all do?

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We all like sat around the radio and looked at it

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as one community.

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Now, I wasn't around back then because

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I'm getting older and longer in tooth .

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I wasn't around back then, but I've seen these pictures.

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That's what we did.

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We were we were with one another listening

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because we were always relationally connected.

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And then the TV comes along.

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Yeah, I remember when the TV comes along.

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It's wonderful.

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At least the color TV.

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I was around when the color TV became available.

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And that's actually a picture of an old television

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in case you're wondering, "What is that up there?"

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Yeah, that's one. That was original television.

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We actually had one like that in my basement

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that was black and white.

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And then we had a color TV that my parents bought

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was 19 inch RCA, 19 inches.

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We thought we were like rich.

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Now it's basically the size of an i-Pad.

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Right?

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This is back in the days when you -- It was a chore.

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You used to burn calories watching TV

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because you had to get up and go like this.

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And then you'd have to go back down and sit.

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And it didn't actually matter that you had to get up

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and change the station, because you only had

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like three options, three or four options.

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But everybody would sit around the TV and watch it.

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And you would have shows that Hollywood

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and everybody would try to figure out what kind of show

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can we get that everybody can be together and watch?

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I remember my parents were like not up for it at all

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for me being on the old black and white TV downstairs

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and them being upstairs.

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I was like, "Why can't I be on the black and white

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watching the Lone Ranger

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and you upstairs watching Lawrence Welk?"

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No, it wasn't going to work.

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Like it was anathema to them --

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That means they didn't like it --

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to have two parts of the family in different rooms

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having some entertainment because we're supposed

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to be together doing this in one place.

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Then, of course, we get to multiple streaming platforms

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that we have right now, not just in different rooms.

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Shoot, we're in the same room streaming different things

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on different devices.

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And we have as a result, we have fewer cultural touch points.

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We used to have water cooler talk.

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Like people would go to a water cooler and they would talk.

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Now we all bring our own individual waters

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because by Fiji water is better than the water cooler at work.

506
00:32:37.980 --> 00:32:39.510
And not only that, when we go to the water cooler

507
00:32:39.510 --> 00:32:41.160
we're not even sure what to talk about anymore.

508
00:32:41.460 --> 00:32:42.920
We used to go to the water cooler at work and go,

509
00:32:42.920 --> 00:32:44.850
"Hey, did you see The Office episode last night?"

510
00:32:44.940 --> 00:32:45.660
"I did."

511
00:32:45.770 --> 00:32:46.920
You would watch The Office

512
00:32:46.920 --> 00:32:49.140
just so you had something to talk with people about.

513
00:32:50.190 --> 00:32:51.930
Now we can't even tell people what we're watching,

514
00:32:51.930 --> 00:32:53.640
like, "How far are you?" "I'm at the part --"

515
00:32:53.660 --> 00:32:54.870
"OH, I can't -- don't tell me any more."

516
00:32:55.620 --> 00:32:58.080
So we can't even talk about the things we're watching anymore

517
00:32:58.440 --> 00:33:01.260
because we're all individually isolated,

518
00:33:01.260 --> 00:33:04.710
bingeing it for ourselves and it's not communally.

519
00:33:04.920 --> 00:33:06.510
By the way, I like bingeing.

520
00:33:06.510 --> 00:33:07.350
I'm pro bingeing.

521
00:33:07.350 --> 00:33:08.370
I'm pro-technology.

522
00:33:08.550 --> 00:33:10.830
I'm not anti any of the things I've said.

523
00:33:12.190 --> 00:33:14.430
All I'm trying to do is help us understand is

524
00:33:14.430 --> 00:33:16.650
if you want to be relationally connected,

525
00:33:16.650 --> 00:33:19.050
you're gonna have to stand against the cultural tide

526
00:33:19.080 --> 00:33:20.220
that's dividing us.

527
00:33:20.700 --> 00:33:25.140
Friends, there's a reason why suicide is on the increase

528
00:33:25.140 --> 00:33:26.040
and going up.

529
00:33:26.130 --> 00:33:28.500
It's because we're isolated and lonely.

530
00:33:29.010 --> 00:33:31.430
Every person in here, every person streaming right now,

531
00:33:31.680 --> 00:33:33.810
I know you know somebody who killed themselves

532
00:33:33.810 --> 00:33:36.030
not too long ago and it's awful.

533
00:33:36.740 --> 00:33:38.010
However, long ago was.

534
00:33:38.010 --> 00:33:39.330
It was awful.

535
00:33:40.350 --> 00:33:44.290
And there was a day growing up when I didn't know anybody

536
00:33:44.290 --> 00:33:47.140
or knew anybody who knew anybody who committed suicide.

537
00:33:47.950 --> 00:33:49.150
Not the way it is anymore.

538
00:33:50.380 --> 00:33:53.020
We weren't diagnosing people with mental illnesses

539
00:33:53.380 --> 00:33:55.080
decades ago because we didn't know.

540
00:33:55.090 --> 00:33:56.560
So people weren't getting diagnosed.

541
00:33:57.310 --> 00:33:58.630
There's a rise in mental illnesses

542
00:33:58.660 --> 00:34:00.550
because now we're appropriately diagnosing.

543
00:34:01.000 --> 00:34:04.240
And there's also some people who are acting out

544
00:34:04.330 --> 00:34:07.870
in a mentally ill way, not because of brain chemistry,

545
00:34:07.900 --> 00:34:09.730
but because of loneliness.

546
00:34:10.240 --> 00:34:12.550
Because when we're not connected with other people,

547
00:34:12.550 --> 00:34:16.060
talking with other people, the worst of ourselves comes out.

548
00:34:18.190 --> 00:34:20.860
Dark parts of our life come out.

549
00:34:21.550 --> 00:34:25.600
This is not good for us and all I'm trying to do

550
00:34:25.600 --> 00:34:28.060
is help us be aware of what's happening in culture,

551
00:34:28.300 --> 00:34:29.840
how it's dividing us and go --

552
00:34:30.160 --> 00:34:33.040
I'll go to another area here: Pornography.

553
00:34:33.530 --> 00:34:36.220
Why is pornography so destructive?

554
00:34:36.550 --> 00:34:38.260
It's not just because Jesus says

555
00:34:38.260 --> 00:34:40.670
we shouldn't lust after somebody in our mind

556
00:34:40.690 --> 00:34:42.790
that we're not married to, that is wrong.

557
00:34:43.540 --> 00:34:48.730
It's also because pornography trains us to be selfish lovers.

558
00:34:49.420 --> 00:34:52.960
It actually equips us to have sex with ourselves

559
00:34:53.140 --> 00:34:55.030
without any other human being.

560
00:34:55.450 --> 00:34:58.300
And actually, for the younger generation of Americans

561
00:34:59.020 --> 00:35:03.220
is disincentivizing young males from actually asking women out.

562
00:35:04.050 --> 00:35:04.990
This is a real thing.

563
00:35:06.040 --> 00:35:08.980
You can go to any sociological sociology class

564
00:35:08.980 --> 00:35:11.290
in any major university in the land

565
00:35:11.320 --> 00:35:14.110
and they'll spend a good two weeks talking about

566
00:35:14.110 --> 00:35:19.270
the changes in sexuality and how our technological advances

567
00:35:19.360 --> 00:35:23.440
are creating machines and sex bots for ourselves

568
00:35:23.440 --> 00:35:25.930
to the point where it's gonna come at 2050

569
00:35:25.930 --> 00:35:27.610
more human beings are going to be having sex

570
00:35:27.610 --> 00:35:29.680
with their our own personalized computerized

571
00:35:30.310 --> 00:35:33.490
doll thing equipment than actually being with a real person.

572
00:35:33.490 --> 00:35:38.050
That's the estimates because we're becoming more and more isolated

573
00:35:38.470 --> 00:35:40.630
and more and more inwardly drawn

574
00:35:40.660 --> 00:35:42.160
and more and more depressed

575
00:35:42.730 --> 00:35:48.250
and more, more defeated because we're not meant to be that way.

576
00:35:48.250 --> 00:35:49.750
And I'm telling you right now, I don't care about

577
00:35:49.750 --> 00:35:50.800
all the things I just mentioned.

578
00:35:51.040 --> 00:35:52.690
I don't care how many of them you're doing right now,

579
00:35:52.810 --> 00:35:53.830
how many have done the past.

580
00:35:53.890 --> 00:35:54.790
It's not about that.

581
00:35:54.790 --> 00:35:56.500
It's about saying where you are right now.

582
00:35:56.740 --> 00:35:57.730
Do you want to win?

583
00:35:57.760 --> 00:35:59.530
If you want to win, you're going to have to get

584
00:35:59.530 --> 00:36:00.970
to a different place relationally

585
00:36:00.970 --> 00:36:04.090
to get different attitudes, different practices,

586
00:36:04.270 --> 00:36:06.820
to be with real live flesh and blood people,

587
00:36:06.820 --> 00:36:10.420
to talk to real life flesh and blood people, to laugh,

588
00:36:10.600 --> 00:36:13.780
to maybe even kiss a real life flesh and blood person.

589
00:36:16.080 --> 00:36:18.300
There's something about us, we need people.

590
00:36:18.300 --> 00:36:20.130
We need to be relationally connected.

591
00:36:20.130 --> 00:36:24.780
It's spiritually hardwired into our DNA by God.

592
00:36:25.380 --> 00:36:30.020
And when we don't have those relational ties

593
00:36:30.450 --> 00:36:32.570
our life simply doesn't work.

594
00:36:32.570 --> 00:36:37.700
Now, the Nation of Israel, they get over the river as a team,

595
00:36:37.700 --> 00:36:39.560
the Jordan River as a team.

596
00:36:40.310 --> 00:36:43.550
They then go and they have their -- Chuck talked about last week.

597
00:36:43.580 --> 00:36:46.010
Then they then go and have their first battle

598
00:36:46.040 --> 00:36:47.800
as a team against Jericho.

599
00:36:47.840 --> 00:36:50.090
We talked about that, as a team.

600
00:36:50.330 --> 00:36:53.060
And God tells them you're to destroy this city

601
00:36:53.060 --> 00:36:55.070
and you're to destroy everything that's in it.

602
00:36:55.400 --> 00:36:58.940
You're not to not to keep that fine gold things

603
00:36:58.940 --> 00:37:01.150
and silver things. God says those are mine.

604
00:37:01.160 --> 00:37:02.870
Bring them to me and they're gonna be part of

605
00:37:02.870 --> 00:37:04.730
the future tabernacle or temple

606
00:37:04.940 --> 00:37:06.980
and all the sort of holy accessories in there

607
00:37:06.980 --> 00:37:08.480
that will be melted down.

608
00:37:08.780 --> 00:37:09.790
And they do this.

609
00:37:09.800 --> 00:37:11.540
They have these accomplishments.

610
00:37:11.540 --> 00:37:14.150
Then they go to their next battle, their next battle

611
00:37:14.570 --> 00:37:18.770
against Ai, A-I, also known as the Amalekites in this,

612
00:37:18.770 --> 00:37:20.330
who are represented in this city

613
00:37:20.750 --> 00:37:24.350
and they're on a roll and they lose.

614
00:37:25.190 --> 00:37:26.210
They lose.

615
00:37:26.600 --> 00:37:28.080
This is where we're going to pick up this story, Joshua.

616
00:37:28.520 --> 00:37:31.640
7:5-7, it says this:

617
00:37:36.720 --> 00:37:39.810
That means the people felt like losers, that's what that means.

618
00:37:52.380 --> 00:37:54.270
This is the pain of losing.

619
00:37:54.300 --> 00:37:58.370
It should cause us pain when we lose anything.

620
00:37:58.920 --> 00:38:02.730
I don't care from playing a grandchild in Candyland,

621
00:38:02.880 --> 00:38:03.930
I want to win.

622
00:38:05.190 --> 00:38:08.820
I won't cheat to win, but if I lose, I don't like it.

623
00:38:09.630 --> 00:38:12.150
Vince Lombardi said, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."

624
00:38:12.720 --> 00:38:16.500
This is what's happening with Joshua and the rest of people,

625
00:38:16.500 --> 00:38:18.240
they're used to winning here.

626
00:38:18.250 --> 00:38:23.190
They're like crossing Red Seas and God's doing miracles.

627
00:38:23.540 --> 00:38:25.830
And they're crossing into -- the walls.

628
00:38:26.100 --> 00:38:29.730
And all of a sudden they lose and they don't like it at all.

629
00:38:30.390 --> 00:38:33.810
And I hope you never like losing, whatever it is.

630
00:38:34.080 --> 00:38:37.570
I hope you never like not being able to close a sale.

631
00:38:37.570 --> 00:38:41.020
I hope you never like not fulfilling a resolution you made

632
00:38:41.020 --> 00:38:41.410
versus going, "You know, I didn't make it. Whatever."

633
00:38:43.030 --> 00:38:44.590
I hope you never like losing

634
00:38:44.770 --> 00:38:47.170
when somebody around you is hurt because of your words.

635
00:38:47.920 --> 00:38:52.970
I hope you never, ever, ever get okay with not doing well.

636
00:38:54.460 --> 00:38:56.490
Joshua is not and it says this:

637
00:39:10.700 --> 00:39:12.650
He's feeling so bad about his loss, he's saying,

638
00:39:12.670 --> 00:39:15.100
"Man, maybe you shouldn't have crossed that river at all.

639
00:39:15.100 --> 00:39:16.760
It was great having a victory at Jericho.

640
00:39:16.800 --> 00:39:19.550
But man, this loss is hurting so much,

641
00:39:19.550 --> 00:39:20.950
maybe we should've just stayed there.

642
00:39:23.540 --> 00:39:27.230
Verse 10: and the Lord said the Joshua, "Get up, you weenie boy."

643
00:39:29.110 --> 00:39:31.360
That's actually what says in the original Hebrew,

644
00:39:31.360 --> 00:39:34.450
it says Wienie Boy, windiest boyous, I think is what it says.

645
00:39:58.350 --> 00:40:01.230
So Joshua goes, "Oh, there's a reason.

646
00:40:01.500 --> 00:40:01.830
Ok.

647
00:40:01.890 --> 00:40:05.160
There's a reason. There's a reason why we're losing here."

648
00:40:05.730 --> 00:40:09.480
The very clear instructions God had given to them,

649
00:40:09.870 --> 00:40:16.500
someone or someones chose to ignore those instructions

650
00:40:17.890 --> 00:40:20.960
and to steal and take what was God's

651
00:40:20.960 --> 00:40:24.070
and to bury it inside of their own tent.

652
00:40:25.100 --> 00:40:28.880
And so a God tells Joshua, doing what He does.

653
00:40:28.910 --> 00:40:32.150
He picks one of the tribes and He's just calls,

654
00:40:32.150 --> 00:40:33.020
"Um, the tribe of Judah."

655
00:40:33.590 --> 00:40:35.610
All the tribe of Judah, he gets all the Nation of Israel,

656
00:40:35.610 --> 00:40:37.640
the tribe of Judah, they all stand forward.

657
00:40:37.730 --> 00:40:41.180
And he says, all right, I want the the clan of such and such.

658
00:40:41.210 --> 00:40:44.120
So little smaller unit inside of that t ribe.

659
00:40:44.120 --> 00:40:44.820
And those people stand up.

660
00:40:45.200 --> 00:40:47.360
Ok. And then of the family of this.

661
00:40:47.390 --> 00:40:49.590
And that little family gets up.

662
00:40:49.790 --> 00:40:51.620
And then the guy inside that family.

663
00:40:51.620 --> 00:40:53.290
Is there an Achan in the family?

664
00:40:53.290 --> 00:40:54.560
And Achan steps out.

665
00:40:56.060 --> 00:40:56.930
Now, it's interesting.

666
00:40:57.620 --> 00:41:00.800
Is God supernaturally inspiring Joshua

667
00:41:00.800 --> 00:41:04.190
to kind of funnel things down like this boom, boom, boom?

668
00:41:04.490 --> 00:41:08.780
Or is it there's somebody in every tribe,

669
00:41:08.810 --> 00:41:10.730
there's somebody in every family

670
00:41:10.730 --> 00:41:12.800
that has stolen the consecrated things?

671
00:41:13.130 --> 00:41:15.400
So maybe he's just going, it's just Russian roulette.

672
00:41:15.450 --> 00:41:17.660
It doesn't matter who, there's going to be somebody

673
00:41:17.900 --> 00:41:20.670
from every tribe and every clan and every family.

674
00:41:20.690 --> 00:41:22.900
So he just calls them out and he's using them an example.

675
00:41:23.240 --> 00:41:25.880
We don't know, but it's interesting to surmise.

676
00:41:25.910 --> 00:41:28.910
But nonetheless, all of Israel's standing there.

677
00:41:29.210 --> 00:41:33.920
And there's Achan who's right there and he's caught red handed.

678
00:41:35.360 --> 00:41:36.450
So it says in verse 19:

679
00:41:47.840 --> 00:41:50.460
He says, "I did it. I got some stuff.

680
00:41:51.090 --> 00:41:52.560
It's buried underneath the carpet in my tent."

681
00:41:53.430 --> 00:41:54.830
They go and check out his tent.

682
00:41:54.830 --> 00:41:55.530
They pick up the carpet.

683
00:41:55.530 --> 00:41:57.240
They bury it, sure enough, there's all the stuff.

684
00:41:58.370 --> 00:41:58.730
Joshua 7:25:

685
00:42:13.190 --> 00:42:16.430
The reason why the Nation of Israel has lost

686
00:42:16.430 --> 00:42:19.580
is because they are all relationally connected.

687
00:42:20.610 --> 00:42:26.670
And somebody inside of the team violated one of God's principles

688
00:42:26.730 --> 00:42:28.860
and then they all lost.

689
00:42:29.890 --> 00:42:31.000
All of them lost.

690
00:42:31.090 --> 00:42:32.700
And as a result Achan gets stoned.

691
00:42:32.740 --> 00:42:35.890
This isn't the feel good kind of stoned that we have today.

692
00:42:36.100 --> 00:42:41.680
This is old school stoning with hard objects hitting you and killing you.

693
00:42:42.880 --> 00:42:44.640
This is critical to understand.

694
00:42:44.950 --> 00:42:48.100
You need to understand, the day that I do something

695
00:42:48.100 --> 00:42:51.700
that is really outside of God's bounds,

696
00:42:51.700 --> 00:42:52.650
who gets hurt by that?

697
00:42:54.150 --> 00:42:55.810
All of y'all, all of y'all.

698
00:42:57.240 --> 00:43:00.750
In fact, all of us all are hurting one another

699
00:43:00.750 --> 00:43:02.220
all the time when we're doing something

700
00:43:02.580 --> 00:43:05.730
outside of what is winning before God.

701
00:43:05.790 --> 00:43:10.470
And our isolated, individualistic culture does not see this

702
00:43:10.470 --> 00:43:11.760
because in our cultures it's all,

703
00:43:11.760 --> 00:43:13.470
"Well, me, it's me and whatever I'm doing.

704
00:43:13.670 --> 00:43:15.500
It's all about me and me and me, me, me.

705
00:43:15.970 --> 00:43:17.340
No, we're all connected here.

706
00:43:17.820 --> 00:43:19.200
We all affect one another.

707
00:43:19.770 --> 00:43:21.780
And to deny our relational connection

708
00:43:21.780 --> 00:43:24.870
is to deny the effects of our sin on one another

709
00:43:24.870 --> 00:43:28.380
and also the effects of our victories on one another.

710
00:43:29.340 --> 00:43:31.140
This is what's happening in this Nation of Israel.

711
00:43:31.140 --> 00:43:35.470
And as soon as they deal with Achan and he gets stoned,

712
00:43:35.590 --> 00:43:36.270
they start winning.

713
00:43:36.310 --> 00:43:37.830
Now I know again, here we are.

714
00:43:37.840 --> 00:43:39.010
We have a hard time with this because

715
00:43:39.010 --> 00:43:41.190
we're so enlightened in America, were so enlightened

716
00:43:41.200 --> 00:43:43.390
like, "Oh, how can the God of the Bible endorse stoning?"

717
00:43:44.510 --> 00:43:46.090
I let God speak for himself on this.

718
00:43:46.090 --> 00:43:47.730
This is just what happened generations ago

719
00:43:47.770 --> 00:43:50.650
and in an ancient communal culture this is not a big deal.

720
00:43:50.860 --> 00:43:55.330
This is only a big deal at our hyper insulated,

721
00:43:55.360 --> 00:43:57.790
individualistic, narcissistic culture

722
00:43:57.790 --> 00:43:59.530
where we don't want to take leadership of anybody

723
00:43:59.530 --> 00:44:01.630
and we don't want slot ourselves under God at all.

724
00:44:01.900 --> 00:44:04.450
I am God. We don't say that, but that's exactly how we act.

725
00:44:04.660 --> 00:44:07.000
Only in our cultural context do we have these doubts of,

726
00:44:07.210 --> 00:44:08.290
"Well, why would this happen?"

727
00:44:08.690 --> 00:44:10.660
We have problems with this because

728
00:44:10.930 --> 00:44:12.820
we don't know what it's like to be relationally connected.

729
00:44:13.030 --> 00:44:13.670
We don't know what it's like

730
00:44:13.750 --> 00:44:15.640
to do something for the good of the community.

731
00:44:15.640 --> 00:44:17.320
We don't know what it's like to be held accountable

732
00:44:17.500 --> 00:44:20.170
because somebody else is hurting because we did wrong.

733
00:44:21.190 --> 00:44:23.800
Again, God's not asking you to stone anybody,

734
00:44:24.730 --> 00:44:26.850
nor for you to get stoned in either way you want to look at that.

735
00:44:26.860 --> 00:44:27.550
He's not.

736
00:44:28.020 --> 00:44:30.130
I'm just saying, the reason we struggle with this

737
00:44:30.130 --> 00:44:33.190
is because we are spiritually losing,

738
00:44:33.550 --> 00:44:36.760
because we don't understand relational connectedness.

739
00:44:37.630 --> 00:44:39.730
Do you know who's on your team?

740
00:44:40.270 --> 00:44:44.830
The second big idea: Identify who is on your team.

741
00:44:44.830 --> 00:44:47.740
The Nation of Israel knew what tribe they're part of,

742
00:44:47.740 --> 00:44:50.620
what family they're part of, what nation they were a part of.

743
00:44:51.130 --> 00:44:52.930
Do you know who is your team?

744
00:44:53.170 --> 00:44:55.540
I don't mean just broadly, I'm an American.

745
00:44:55.540 --> 00:44:56.560
But who is your team?

746
00:44:56.920 --> 00:44:58.810
Who is it that calls you when they're struggling?

747
00:44:58.840 --> 00:45:00.430
Who do you call when you're struggling?

748
00:45:00.610 --> 00:45:04.420
Who calls you to celebrate when they had a pay increase?

749
00:45:04.600 --> 00:45:06.100
Who do you call to celebrate?

750
00:45:06.310 --> 00:45:08.170
And who do you call to brag on yourself

751
00:45:08.170 --> 00:45:09.430
that you got a pay increase?

752
00:45:09.700 --> 00:45:10.310
Who's on your team?

753
00:45:10.420 --> 00:45:11.920
Who is it that you're sweating with?

754
00:45:11.950 --> 00:45:13.150
Who is it that you're laughing with?

755
00:45:13.300 --> 00:45:14.860
Who is it that you're weeping with?

756
00:45:14.890 --> 00:45:16.800
Who is it you're hugging with?

757
00:45:16.890 --> 00:45:20.290
Who is that? Do you know who your team is?

758
00:45:21.220 --> 00:45:22.450
Most of us don't know teams.

759
00:45:22.480 --> 00:45:25.450
The only thing we know about teams is what we remember from sports

760
00:45:25.450 --> 00:45:27.790
or from the thespian club we were part of in high school

761
00:45:27.790 --> 00:45:28.440
or some such thing.

762
00:45:28.450 --> 00:45:31.720
Those are wonderful, those things are wonderful,

763
00:45:31.720 --> 00:45:33.940
but those are teams that start and end

764
00:45:33.940 --> 00:45:36.950
and have not that great of a trophy to endure.

765
00:45:37.000 --> 00:45:38.260
But the relationships we have,

766
00:45:38.260 --> 00:45:41.470
that as a trophy that will endure for a long time.

767
00:45:42.790 --> 00:45:45.400
I'm inspired by sports because there's so much in sports

768
00:45:46.210 --> 00:45:48.190
that relates to what I understand about life.

769
00:45:48.910 --> 00:45:51.040
Recently, Jimmy Johnson, who was the coach

770
00:45:51.040 --> 00:45:54.220
for the Dallas Cowboys when they won two Super Bowls

771
00:45:54.310 --> 00:45:59.320
and is also a commentator that's very, very well respected.

772
00:45:59.530 --> 00:46:00.820
Recently he got a surprise

773
00:46:00.820 --> 00:46:02.740
while he was doing his commentating

774
00:46:02.950 --> 00:46:05.140
by somebody from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

775
00:46:05.170 --> 00:46:05.770
Here it is.

776
00:46:07.370 --> 00:46:08.900
- As we welcome you to the Visa half time,

777
00:46:08.900 --> 00:46:11.160
I've got a full house here on the football field.

778
00:46:11.430 --> 00:46:14.240
But there's always room for one surprise guest,

779
00:46:14.480 --> 00:46:17.390
especially when is this man coming in right now

780
00:46:17.840 --> 00:46:18.980
from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dave Baker.

781
00:46:20.620 --> 00:46:22.460
- Good to see you. Good to see you.

782
00:46:22.800 --> 00:46:23.660
- How are you doing?

783
00:46:23.690 --> 00:46:29.330
- Good. Hall of Famer, Hall of Famer, Hall of Famer.

784
00:46:29.500 --> 00:46:29.710
Coach?

785
00:46:29.710 --> 00:46:32.250
- Oh, boy.

786
00:46:32.550 --> 00:46:34.550
- On behalf of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

787
00:46:35.240 --> 00:46:36.800
and all those fans that are watching

788
00:46:36.890 --> 00:46:38.300
and all of us who love this game.

789
00:46:39.410 --> 00:46:40.050
- Let me do this.

790
00:46:40.970 --> 00:46:43.640
- Thank you, Coach, for all you've done for the game.

791
00:46:43.670 --> 00:46:45.350
Thank you for all you're gonna do for the game.

792
00:46:45.800 --> 00:46:47.630
Thank you for the history that you've made

793
00:46:47.660 --> 00:46:49.430
and the lives that you've impacted.

794
00:46:50.540 --> 00:46:51.080
Thank you.

795
00:46:51.650 --> 00:46:53.210
It's my great honor to tell you

796
00:46:53.210 --> 00:46:56.750
that you're going to be the 328th Hall of Famer

797
00:46:56.750 --> 00:46:56.760
[cheers & applause] into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

798
00:46:59.630 --> 00:47:02.070
And your legacy is going to be in Canton, Ohio, forever.

799
00:47:03.180 --> 00:47:06.730
Congratulations, Coach .

800
00:47:08.190 --> 00:47:09.720
- The only thing I can think of is

801
00:47:11.520 --> 00:47:14.280
all the assistant coaches that have worked for me,

802
00:47:14.960 --> 00:47:17.700
all the great players that have played for me.

803
00:47:18.480 --> 00:47:19.890
They're the reason I'm here.

804
00:47:20.400 --> 00:47:23.770
And they're the reason I can't talk.

805
00:47:23.770 --> 00:47:24.030
[gasps]

806
00:47:25.510 --> 00:47:25.760
- Are you all right?

807
00:47:26.280 --> 00:47:26.350
- No, no.

808
00:47:26.350 --> 00:47:26.360
- Where's your breather?

809
00:47:32.490 --> 00:47:34.110
- This is so special to me,

810
00:47:34.950 --> 00:47:38.970
because when you put in the work that we put in,

811
00:47:40.200 --> 00:47:42.770
it's nice to know people appreciate it.

812
00:47:45.710 --> 00:47:47.630
TOME: That's cool stuff. That was --

813
00:47:47.880 --> 00:47:49.690
They kept going to Troy Aikman,

814
00:47:49.700 --> 00:47:52.330
the one who was his quarterback with him when they won Super Bowls,

815
00:47:52.340 --> 00:47:53.870
that's the guy with the --

816
00:47:53.870 --> 00:47:55.310
who was kind of getting teary well up in the booth.

817
00:47:55.820 --> 00:47:57.180
And notice what he did there.

818
00:47:57.840 --> 00:48:00.410
He -- all he could do was name all people

819
00:48:00.410 --> 00:48:02.750
who he was on the team with: assistant coaches, players,

820
00:48:03.660 --> 00:48:06.380
because winners are always relationally connected.

821
00:48:06.410 --> 00:48:09.380
They know it's not because of their own efforts.

822
00:48:09.800 --> 00:48:11.720
It's a team thing.

823
00:48:13.070 --> 00:48:15.570
I'm on a number of different teams.

824
00:48:15.890 --> 00:48:21.620
One team I'm on includes a guy who has his own business

825
00:48:21.650 --> 00:48:24.110
and he came into a bit of a pickle.

826
00:48:25.010 --> 00:48:27.910
Unexpected things happened financially, couldn't meet payroll.

827
00:48:28.190 --> 00:48:32.690
And I've been trying to encourage him and walk him through that.

828
00:48:32.690 --> 00:48:35.720
And he said I could share our recent texts over

829
00:48:35.750 --> 00:48:39.150
because I thought this is exactly a way to be a good teammate.

830
00:48:39.380 --> 00:48:40.510
Here's what I said to him.

831
00:48:40.970 --> 00:48:42.980
I said, "Hey, how are things with you in the business?"

832
00:48:43.010 --> 00:48:44.630
He says, "Oh, much, much better.

833
00:48:44.660 --> 00:48:46.070
I trimmed down the team.

834
00:48:46.100 --> 00:48:47.360
I paid back my parents."

835
00:48:47.410 --> 00:48:49.580
He had to get a loan for his parents to meet payroll.

836
00:48:49.940 --> 00:48:50.930
"We're in a great spot.

837
00:48:51.290 --> 00:48:53.600
I can't thank you enough for being there and praying for me."

838
00:48:53.740 --> 00:48:56.000
I said, "That's so encouraging. Thankful that you can breathe."

839
00:48:56.370 --> 00:48:56.890
It goes on and he says this:

840
00:49:17.220 --> 00:49:20.120
He's saying, "I would have just done this on my own before."

841
00:49:20.120 --> 00:49:22.550
And he would have lost before.

842
00:49:22.600 --> 00:49:24.710
But he's come to a place spiritually where he's willing

843
00:49:24.710 --> 00:49:27.740
to open up and let people in and share some difficulties,

844
00:49:27.770 --> 00:49:30.140
and he's getting the benefit of that.

845
00:49:30.170 --> 00:49:31.370
This is the way it works, friends, I'm telling you.

846
00:49:32.300 --> 00:49:33.710
This is how we win.

847
00:49:33.920 --> 00:49:36.140
We win by letting people into our life.

848
00:49:36.290 --> 00:49:39.350
We win by getting into somebody's life.

849
00:49:39.860 --> 00:49:41.900
And we do that not just because we want to be relational,

850
00:49:41.900 --> 00:49:43.070
but we want to get stuff done

851
00:49:43.070 --> 00:49:45.020
that we couldn't get done if we were on our own.

852
00:49:45.200 --> 00:49:47.250
This the third and biggest idea today, last idea.

853
00:49:47.510 --> 00:49:49.820
We need to work towards a team goal.

854
00:49:50.120 --> 00:49:52.580
Not the goal of just being relational, though that's a good goal.

855
00:49:53.150 --> 00:49:55.280
But for many of us, we want to be a people where

856
00:49:55.280 --> 00:49:55.910
what is the point?

857
00:49:55.910 --> 00:49:58.220
Where are we? Where are we going?

858
00:50:00.620 --> 00:50:04.670
Amazon Prime, Sunday, January 26, as in now,

859
00:50:05.120 --> 00:50:08.510
we're streaming Phantom Lake, Quest for Phantom Lake.

860
00:50:08.560 --> 00:50:10.940
And we're excited about how this is looking.

861
00:50:10.940 --> 00:50:15.350
And it's all about a group of people going for a goal,

862
00:50:15.410 --> 00:50:17.930
a goal of getting someplace they couldn't go

863
00:50:17.930 --> 00:50:20.710
and for sure they wouldn't go on their own.

864
00:50:20.740 --> 00:50:23.150
This the last short little snippet we will show

865
00:50:23.150 --> 00:50:25.130
of what's about to stream on Amazon Prime.

866
00:50:25.370 --> 00:50:28.520
And it's all as this team gets ready

867
00:50:28.700 --> 00:50:31.040
to cross a Jordan River of sorts,

868
00:50:31.040 --> 00:50:33.800
to cross an obstacle that is just before

869
00:50:34.130 --> 00:50:36.980
the final ascent to Phantom Lake.

870
00:50:39.350 --> 00:50:39.500
TOME: All right, I'm going to go over first.

871
00:50:39.500 --> 00:50:40.460
I am Lego over first half,

872
00:50:40.480 --> 00:50:42.140
Hopefully I have no problems getting over.

873
00:50:42.590 --> 00:50:44.840
This is about controlled speed.

874
00:50:45.440 --> 00:50:46.530
Controlled speed.

875
00:50:46.550 --> 00:50:50.610
Just like [sound effect] keep the throttle on and your --

876
00:50:51.560 --> 00:50:54.050
Every time your tires come on one of those big rocks,

877
00:50:54.050 --> 00:50:55.760
it's going to slide off to the left and right.

878
00:50:56.060 --> 00:50:58.610
Just be ready for that. Just keep your throttle on.

879
00:50:58.610 --> 00:50:59.750
Just tractor on through it.

880
00:51:00.110 --> 00:51:01.250
Your suspensions are great.

881
00:51:01.340 --> 00:51:02.000
You'll be fine.

882
00:51:02.030 --> 00:51:04.250
If you can convince yourself that you will be fine

883
00:51:04.510 --> 00:51:06.710
and to keep momentum, then you'll be fine.

884
00:51:07.100 --> 00:51:09.860
If not, your bike goes down in the water, big freakin deal.

885
00:51:10.280 --> 00:51:11.780
You go down in the water. Big freakin deal.

886
00:51:11.780 --> 00:51:13.160
It's the softest landing you can have.

887
00:51:13.370 --> 00:51:14.710
There's no reason you should have any fear here.

888
00:51:16.140 --> 00:51:17.030
All right, I'll go first.

889
00:51:31.620 --> 00:51:38.990
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

890
00:51:39.190 --> 00:51:41.740
Hey Dave, remember, and anybody else that remember,

891
00:51:42.210 --> 00:51:43.160
you know, that speed.

892
00:51:43.720 --> 00:51:45.880
As soon as you hit that water, it's deep enough,

893
00:51:46.500 --> 00:51:47.740
you're going to slow down.

894
00:51:48.430 --> 00:51:50.410
So, you know, you probably want to go

895
00:51:50.410 --> 00:51:51.450
a little faster than you think

896
00:51:51.450 --> 00:51:53.350
because you slow down like really fast.

897
00:52:02.830 --> 00:52:03.050
Are you all right, Dave?

898
00:52:03.630 --> 00:52:04.330
DAVE: Yeah. TOME: OK.

899
00:52:04.570 --> 00:52:05.590
DAVE: It's on my foot, but I'm good.

900
00:52:05.680 --> 00:52:07.120
TOME: All right. Good.

901
00:52:07.570 --> 00:52:08.350
Good approach.

902
00:52:08.990 --> 00:52:12.530
You know, you did that right, it's just sometimes you get a bad rock.

903
00:52:12.600 --> 00:52:12.760
DAVE: Yep.

904
00:52:15.990 --> 00:52:16.750
TOME: Those can be tough.

905
00:52:17.080 --> 00:52:17.230
DAVE: Yeah.

906
00:52:18.250 --> 00:52:19.450
TOME: Keep that head up, Chuck.

907
00:52:20.950 --> 00:52:23.080
Keep that head up. Keep that head up.

908
00:52:24.970 --> 00:52:27.070
Keep your eyes up, not down.

909
00:52:27.280 --> 00:52:27.910
Keep them up.

910
00:52:39.660 --> 00:52:41.740
OH, my gosh!

911
00:52:41.740 --> 00:52:43.820
Like a boss.

912
00:52:43.820 --> 00:52:45.440
He went for that.

913
00:52:45.440 --> 00:52:48.870
Who said Chuck Mingo was conservative?

914
00:52:53.120 --> 00:52:54.380
Oh, my gosh.

915
00:52:56.360 --> 00:52:57.520
Oh, man.

916
00:52:57.520 --> 00:52:58.510
Who said Chuck was conservative?

917
00:52:58.510 --> 00:52:58.520
Who said you're conservative?

918
00:53:01.160 --> 00:53:01.920
My gosh, dude.

919
00:53:03.730 --> 00:53:04.180
MINGO: Yes!

920
00:53:04.180 --> 00:53:07.630
TOME: Man, you freaking crushed that thing.

921
00:53:07.630 --> 00:53:07.810
My word.

922
00:53:10.610 --> 00:53:13.560
My word. Way to go.

923
00:53:13.560 --> 00:53:14.710
Way to go.

924
00:53:20.220 --> 00:53:20.430
[applause]

925
00:53:20.430 --> 00:53:22.800
And wait till you see what happens next.

926
00:53:24.930 --> 00:53:27.570
There was an amazing sense of team there

927
00:53:27.600 --> 00:53:30.090
because people knew this is where we're going,

928
00:53:30.090 --> 00:53:32.790
this is why we are doing what we're doing.

929
00:53:32.790 --> 00:53:35.790
And this is where the Nation of Israel had broken down.

930
00:53:36.090 --> 00:53:38.130
I mean, some of them, or at least Achan

931
00:53:38.130 --> 00:53:39.750
like got messed up on the goal.

932
00:53:39.750 --> 00:53:43.440
The goal is to get to the Promise Land and honor God in the midst.

933
00:53:43.680 --> 00:53:46.830
The goal isn't to get whatever I can get for myself.

934
00:53:47.250 --> 00:53:49.320
And whenever you have someone in a team

935
00:53:49.320 --> 00:53:51.120
that gets fuzzy on the mission,

936
00:53:51.450 --> 00:53:53.730
you have a team that's going to be destroyed.

937
00:53:53.760 --> 00:53:54.900
You have people that

938
00:53:54.900 --> 00:53:58.700
are not going to be thriving spiritually here.

939
00:53:58.710 --> 00:54:00.120
Here at Crossroads, we're a team.

940
00:54:01.050 --> 00:54:02.220
We're a team. And what's the goal?

941
00:54:02.250 --> 00:54:03.180
What is it we're going after?

942
00:54:07.110 --> 00:54:07.710
That's what we do:

943
00:54:10.860 --> 00:54:13.140
And I like when I do my thing here well

944
00:54:13.140 --> 00:54:14.370
and people are encouraging to me.

945
00:54:14.640 --> 00:54:17.760
That's awesome, but to be really clear, that's not winning.

946
00:54:18.870 --> 00:54:21.780
I like when we have a lot of people in our buildings.

947
00:54:21.780 --> 00:54:24.210
I hope that we have more people Super Bowl than we ever had before.

948
00:54:24.240 --> 00:54:26.080
To be clear, having a lot of people

949
00:54:26.770 --> 00:54:28.590
there for Super Bowl is not winning.

950
00:54:28.620 --> 00:54:29.670
It could be. It's not winning.

951
00:54:29.820 --> 00:54:30.360
What is winning?

952
00:54:30.810 --> 00:54:32.720
When we get people who are disconnected with God,

953
00:54:33.360 --> 00:54:35.880
connecting with people who are growing with Christ,

954
00:54:35.970 --> 00:54:38.850
growing with Christ and together as a team,

955
00:54:39.150 --> 00:54:41.100
we're changing the world.

956
00:54:41.190 --> 00:54:43.080
That and only that is winning.

957
00:54:43.920 --> 00:54:46.710
Not good sermons, not high attendance numbers.

958
00:54:47.070 --> 00:54:48.690
It's that, that's what's winning.

959
00:54:49.440 --> 00:54:52.420
So I'm so excited about what we're able to do in Puerto Rico.

960
00:54:52.440 --> 00:54:54.510
We've sent $50,000 down.

961
00:54:54.510 --> 00:54:55.950
You know, there's a 6.3

962
00:54:55.950 --> 00:54:57.270
Richter scale earthquake

963
00:54:57.270 --> 00:54:58.740
that happened there, 6.4

964
00:54:58.740 --> 00:54:59.940
rather.

965
00:55:00.300 --> 00:55:02.460
They had 2300 homes eliminated.

966
00:55:02.490 --> 00:55:05.880
We sent down a big check of $50,000 to our partners

967
00:55:05.880 --> 00:55:08.430
to start working and our Masters of Disasters Team

968
00:55:08.590 --> 00:55:11.160
that's been trained, is going to build that.

969
00:55:11.190 --> 00:55:12.790
And that sounds like that's a lot of money.

970
00:55:12.810 --> 00:55:14.670
That a lot a lot of people.

971
00:55:14.850 --> 00:55:16.800
It's going to make a huge, huge difference.

972
00:55:16.830 --> 00:55:19.730
I'd tell you what, you could take our slice of Crossroads,

973
00:55:19.730 --> 00:55:22.200
the number of who we have, and those statistics

974
00:55:22.470 --> 00:55:26.310
and put that slice, or anybody who shows up at a Bengals game

975
00:55:26.310 --> 00:55:28.960
for anybody who shows up at all the movie theaters.

976
00:55:29.250 --> 00:55:33.750
And those numbers will far outpace any other segment of society

977
00:55:33.780 --> 00:55:36.480
because it's something we're trying to win in.

978
00:55:36.780 --> 00:55:39.600
It's something we're trying to go after.

979
00:55:40.500 --> 00:55:44.020
We're not content to simply play church and have nice music

980
00:55:44.020 --> 00:55:45.240
and have interesting sermons.

981
00:55:45.280 --> 00:55:46.470
No, that's not winning.

982
00:55:46.650 --> 00:55:49.410
That's good. I'd rather have that an awful music

983
00:55:49.410 --> 00:55:53.670
and uninteresting sermons, but that's not what winning is.

984
00:55:53.700 --> 00:55:56.570
That's not what getting to the place where God wants us.

985
00:55:56.790 --> 00:56:00.030
We can never be okay with losing in areas.

986
00:56:00.040 --> 00:56:02.460
And to be clear, there's things that go on at Crossroads

987
00:56:02.460 --> 00:56:03.300
that we're losing in.

988
00:56:03.830 --> 00:56:04.920
And what are we losing in?

989
00:56:04.920 --> 00:56:08.700
It's always dependent on how that sub team is doing in those areas.

990
00:56:09.430 --> 00:56:11.460
We always want to come up against that

991
00:56:11.490 --> 00:56:13.200
and we want to help people because

992
00:56:13.200 --> 00:56:15.390
that always represents people who aren't being helped

993
00:56:15.390 --> 00:56:17.160
and people who are hurting.

994
00:56:18.170 --> 00:56:22.250
Last little verse, by the way, Phantom Lake is starting stream.

995
00:56:22.290 --> 00:56:24.490
I got tell you this, please.

996
00:56:24.570 --> 00:56:25.470
I'm going to ask you a favor.

997
00:56:26.100 --> 00:56:27.690
Watch it, watch it.

998
00:56:27.750 --> 00:56:28.630
Watch the whole thing.

999
00:56:28.650 --> 00:56:30.390
Even if you watch the first five minutes

1000
00:56:30.390 --> 00:56:31.290
and you think it's awful.

1001
00:56:31.470 --> 00:56:33.420
Just go read a book and keep it going.

1002
00:56:34.410 --> 00:56:37.140
Because the algorithm of Amazon Prime looks to see

1003
00:56:37.140 --> 00:56:38.070
how many people start it

1004
00:56:38.070 --> 00:56:39.180
and how many people have finished it.

1005
00:56:39.450 --> 00:56:41.850
And then it will bump up into people's feeds

1006
00:56:41.850 --> 00:56:42.410
so people can discover it.

1007
00:56:42.420 --> 00:56:43.590
Right now no one is going to discover it.

1008
00:56:43.590 --> 00:56:44.510
You're going to have to search for it

1009
00:56:44.510 --> 00:56:45.360
and then you can discover it.

1010
00:56:45.510 --> 00:56:47.790
But the more of us that do that, the more people can see it

1011
00:56:48.120 --> 00:56:50.610
and be blessed and be helped spiritually.

1012
00:56:50.820 --> 00:56:52.370
That's why that's there.

1013
00:56:52.530 --> 00:56:54.450
The win is to help people spiritually

1014
00:56:54.600 --> 00:56:57.390
who are never going to be inside of a church.

1015
00:56:58.290 --> 00:57:01.040
The very last verse I'm going to look at,

1016
00:57:01.050 --> 00:57:02.810
it's at the very end of the book of Joshua.

1017
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There's been a lot of intense things that happened.

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I wish this series was ten weeks long.

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But here's sort of the culminating button on the entire book.

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It comes from Joshua 24:15.

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And Joshua says this:

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And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord,

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meaning like you don't want to do that, that's awful for you.

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"You don't want to serve the God I'm going to serve,

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but you're going to serve one of them.

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Then he says this: But as for me and my house,

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me and my team, will serve the Lord.

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I'll tell you what, you are going to serve somebody, friends.

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You're going to.

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Every single person serves somebody, something, some entity.

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Every single one of us has our heart given over to something.

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And that thing is either going to help you win

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or you're going to lose.

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I'm just telling you right now as your pastor,

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if that thing isn't God, you will lose.

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You will utterly lose, the right God, the ultimate God,

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Jesus Himself, you will lose.

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It's only a matter of time because God has created you

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to be in relationship with Him,

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and He wants you to be in relationship with others.

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That is winning.

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Let me pray for you.

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God, I ask that You would help us to internalize these things

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and not just internalize them, but externalize them,

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to get outside of ourselves, to do these things,

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to be connected and to serve You with all of our heart,

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with all of our mind, all of our soul, all of our strength.

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God, thank You for enabling us to win

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and giving us instruction to bring that to pass.

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I pray these things according to the name of Jesus.

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Amen.

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- You need a team and a group at Crossroads

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could be your winning team this year.

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My life looks radically different because of the teams

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that I've been on in the midst of groups at Crossroads.

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All it is is a group of people going after God

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and growing in your friendship together intentionally.

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And it happens to be really fun along the way.

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And I want that for you.

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I want you to win this year in the midst of a team

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and a group can help you do that.

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So check out Crossroads.net/groups

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to find a group near you or group in person.

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Or better yet, right now apply to be a leader of a group

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so other people can get on a winning team with you

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or chat with us on the Crossroads website.

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We'd love to help get you started.

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And you're not going to want to miss

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the Super Bowl of Preaching next week.

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Join us online or at a location near you.

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We'll see you next week.
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Welcome to the Weekend Follow Up.

  1. Life is more fun being part of a team. Share when you were part of a good team and describe what made it memorable.

  2. Most of us may not be able to recite (without googling) who won the FIFA World Cup in 2015. But we can remember the name of the fifth grade teacher who changed our lives. Share the name and the story of a person who had a huge impact on you.

  3. From your experience, what characteristics are needed for vibrant and healthy teams? How do these characteristics show up?

  4. Here’s a story about a team from the Bible. Read Luke 10:1-20 out loud in your group. How did the 72 act like a team? How did Jesus lead them?

  5. Speaking of teams, you’re in one now. Just look around! Why is the group important to you and what keeps you attendings? If this is your first meetup, what made you want to try it out?

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