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Dear Pastors And Leaders - Let Us Help You - Let's see an awakening like never before!

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    The Call of Jesus
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    Welcome to this lesson 25 called
    "Dear Pastors and Leaders".
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    In this video series and also
    in my book here
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    I have dedicated a whole chapter,
    a whole video
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    to you who are pastors and leaders
    out there.
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    And I want to welcome you,
    pastors and leaders, to this video,
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    because I want to talk to you.
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    I want to share my heart to you.
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    First, I want to say that we, as leaders,
    we have a responsibility.
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    And our main responsibility,
    when it comes to the church,
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    is to teach people
    what Jesus has commanded.
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    We, as leaders, need to teach
    what Jesus has commanded.
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    Everything He has commanded.
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    Including what we see here
    in Luke 10.
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    If you are a pastor or leader
    of a church,
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    and you have been teaching, teaching
    teaching, teaching, Sunday after Sunday,
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    but have not, at one point,
    been in Luke 10,
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    then something is missing.
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    We need to teach Jesus' words.
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    And remember what I said
    in the beginning of this video series,
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    that there was the church,
    mission and Christ,
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    but this is how many look at it:
    church first, mission second and Christ later.
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    But we need to start with Jesus.
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    We need to start with who
    Christ is,
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    what Christ has commanded us
    to do,
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    and how we then do mission
    the way He has commanded us to do,
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    and then, in the end,
    we end up with church.
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    I also want to remind you, who are pastors
    and leaders out there, in the church,
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    that the people in the church
    do not belong to you.
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    They don't belong to me.
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    They don't belong to us.
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    I'm sad that I need to say that,
    but it's so easy for us, as leaders,
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    to come into a mindset
    where we think
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    that those people in the church,
    somehow, belong to us.
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    But they don't.
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    And we need to always remember
    that and remind ourselves of that,
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    that everyone with us,
    they themselves are called,
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    not only we are called, but they are
    all called to do ministry and to obey Jesus.
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    And our job as leaders
    is not to do ministry for them.
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    Our job, as leaders, is to equip them
    and help them and then send them out,
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    so they can go out and
    do ministry themselves.
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    And I know it's not easy.
    And I could imagine that some of you,
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    who have been reading this book,
    who have been seeing this video series,
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    some of the things I'm saying here
    are challenging you a lot.
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    Yeah, Torben, but, what if those people
    just take it and go out,
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    and find a person of peace, and leave,
    and start to do meeting there,
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    and we somehow cannot control it,
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    what if they are not ready for it,
    what if they go wrong?
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    I know many of you are fighting
    with many questions.
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    I know many of you are fighting
    with some of the things I'm saying.
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    How do I know that?
    Because I've been there myself.
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    I've been fighting with many
    of the same questions,
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    because I come to you as somebody
    who have been leader in church for years,
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    who have been a pastor.
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    And I've been fighting with
    many of those questions.
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    And also when I start to look
    at Jesus' words
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    and things I've been teaching here,
    I was like:
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    Oh no, I don't want people to go crazy,
    and anarchy.
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    I want holy people.
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    I don't want people just to go astray,
    this way.
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    And I felt that responsibility.
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    But I also just want to say now,
    now we have been doing this for years,
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    and there is good fruit.
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    There is very, very good fruit.
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    And I want to say, one of the things,
    many years ago,
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    there was a guy, he asked me about
    the whole thing with control,
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    because I was controlling.
    I think that is an issue for many out there,
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    because it's so easy, without knowing it,
    that we come into control,
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    we think those sheep are our sheep.
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    And we control them in a way,
    instead of training and letting go.
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    And I remember a friend who asked me:
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    Torben, what is the job
    of the Holy Spirit?
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    And I said: That is to remind people
    of sin, and righteousness, and judgment,
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    and remind people of Jesus' words,
    and so on.
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    He said: Torben,
    how good is the Holy Spirit in that?
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    And I said: He is good.
    The Holy Spirit is really good.
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    How good is the Holy Spirit?
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    He is really, really good.
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    "How do you and the Holy Spirit do it?",
    he asked me.
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    What?
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    How do you and the Holy Spirit do it?
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    Do you 60% of the work
    and He does the 40%,
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    or do you do 40% and He does 60%?
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    When me asked me that question
    I did not know what to answer.
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    And he asked me another question:
    Torben, who is the best leader on earth?
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    I said: Jesus Christ.
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    Yes, if Jesus Christ was the best
    leader on earth,
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    and He told His disciples that the best
    thing He could do is to leave them,
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    leave them over to the Holy Spirit,
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    why do you then think you are
    so important?
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    And he asked me those questions.
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    When he asked me those questions
    it started to challenge me, because...
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    I was afraid.
    I was afraid to let go.
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    I was afraid to just encourage people
    to run with it,
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    because what if they go wrong
    and what if this, if that?
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    I had a lot of control issues and
    I had a lot of fear.
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    But he was right.
    And today I see it.
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    I see that the Holy Spirit is able,
    He is more than able.
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    Jesus is more than able.
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    And the fruit we see is not only
    in many people. We see quality.
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    We see people follow Christ and
    become disciples.
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    So I want to encourage you,
    by saying the same:
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    What is the job of the Holy Spirit?
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    You are not called to build the church.
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    You are called to make disciples
    and Jesus will build the church.
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    That guy asked me some question
    at the same time. He said:
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    Torben, what do you want?
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    Do you want a church with
    1000 people in it
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    or do you want 1000 churches
    with 10 people in each?
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    And when he asked me that question
    I'm like... one church with 1000 is 1000.
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    1000 churches with 10 is 10.000.
    Of course I want 10.000 then.
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    And then he said:
    Torben, what do you want?
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    Do you want a church with 1000 people
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    or do you want to see a movement
    that is changing the world?
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    That guy who asked me that years ago,
    it was maybe, I don't know,
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    that is 12 years ago maybe, long time ago,
    I don't remember right now.
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    But it's some years ago,
    before the "Last Reformation",
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    before everything we are standing in now.
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    What do I want?
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    Do I want a church with 1000 members
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    or do I want a movement
    that is changing the world?
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    And that made me think,
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    not of what I had, but what do I want,
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    what does God want to do.
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    Not what I have, but what does God
    want to do.
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    And I said: Yes.
    Yes, I want it.
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    I want to see a movement
    that is changing the world.
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    It's not about TLR.
    It's about the people.
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    It's about the Kingdom of God.
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    And I said:
    Yes, I want it, and I went this way.
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    And I have paid a high, high price
    to see what we are seeing now.
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    And I still do.
    I still pay a high price.
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    But I want to say: I really,
    really, really love the fruit I'm seeing.
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    I love the freedom I'm experiencing,
    because even now I'm part of something
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    that is much bigger than
    when I had the church.
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    I experience so much more freedom now
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    than when I was a pastor
    and tried to run the church.
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    I feel free now because it's not
    my kingdom, it's not my vision.
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    It's just the call of Jesus
    and what He is doing.
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    And I see how the Holy Spirit is working.
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    So, the freedom is amazing
    and the fruit is amazing.
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    I'd like to talk to you,
    pastors and leaders out there.
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    I know you love Jesus.
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    I know you do everything you do
    for the sake of the people,
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    for the sake of God,
    for the sake of the Kingdom.
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    This is what I believe you do,
    that should be our heart.
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    But I'd still like to ask you
    the same question that guy asked me:
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    What do you really want
    in your life?
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    Or, what has God called you to do?
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    Do you want a church with 100 people,
    1000 people,
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    or do you want 100 churches,
    1000 churches with 10 in each?
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    Or, do you want to see a movement
    that is changing the world?
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    Do you want to be part
    of the Kingdom's work,
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    the Kingdom of God that is changing
    the world?
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    What do you want?
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    Do you want to obey this?
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    Do you want to experience this life
    we have been talking about?
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    If you want it, then it's your decision
    and then you need to say "yes"
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    to the call Jesus has given,
    like everyone else.
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    You need to say "yes".
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    And you need to pay a price for it,
    like everyone else.
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    And I want to guarantee you,
    as pastors and leaders,
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    that this is not going to be easy,
    but it's going to be amazing
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    and there is going to be
    a lot of fruit.
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    I really encourage you to follow
    the call of Jesus. Why?
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    Because it's fruitful
    and there is freedom.
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    I want you to do it for your sake
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    and I want you to do it
    for the people around you,
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    and for the harvest.
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    Our focus is Christ and do His will,
    and then He will do the rest.
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    We read in the Book of Acts 2:47:
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    "And the Lord added to their numbers
    daily those who were being saved."
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    The Lord added to them daily
    those who were being saved.
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    Our focus is to do what Christ
    has called us to do,
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    and then we see that
    He will add people who will get saved.
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    God is doing it.
    Jesus is building His church.
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    I don't know where you are right now,
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    as a pastor, or as a leader.
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    I don't know what church denomination
    you are part of.
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    I don't know if you are a part of something
    where it is the new wine and the new wineskin,
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    or you are more part of the, kind of,
    old wineskin,
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    if you are in a very, very traditional church.
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    Short time ago, I had a meeting in Florida
    and I met a pastor there.
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    He was a pastor of a big, big church,
    and he loved what he saw in our meetings.
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    He loved the fruit, and he left with it,
    and went home to the church,
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    and he started to see fruit.
    He started to see many baptized,
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    set free, receive the Holy Spirit.
    He started to see things
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    he has never ever seen before.
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    But, he also recognized that the system
    he was in that church,
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    among the other pastors and
    leaders in that church network,
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    that they were not ready to change.
    They did not want it.
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    And that pastor, actually, ended up
    leaving the church.
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    Why? Because he has tasted it
    and he wanted it.
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    He saw good fruit and he wants
    more of that.
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    Maybe you are like this pastor.
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    Maybe you are in a place where
    you have been so stuck,
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    and you have been longing
    for this,
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    and you tried to put this new wine
    in the old wineskin,
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    but maybe you are there where
    it's time to move on.
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    You cannot change it anymore.
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    Or, let's put it in another way,
    or, come with another example.
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    In Florida I met another pastor.
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    He had a church and he gathered
    50 of his members in the church.
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    And he asked me to come
    and do some training.
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    And I was doing training of
    how to heal the sick, cast out demons,
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    be led by the Holy Spirit,
    find the person of peace,
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    preach the gospel,
    make disciples.
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    And we came there just three Tuesdays
    and we were working with the church.
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    And it was amazing.
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    We set up a WhatsApp group there,
    in the church,
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    and testimonies started to come in,
    testimonies started to come in,
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    testimonies started to come in.
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    What was the result?
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    30 new people got added to the church
    in a month.
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    That was beautiful.
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    New people were added.
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    There were also seven of the old
    who left,
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    because they did not like it.
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    This is how it always is.
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    One pastor needed to leave the church.
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    Another pastor saw 30 new people
    added in one month.
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    I don't know where you are,
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    I don't know what background
    you are in,
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    but I know that this is the truth.
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    And if this is the truth,
    what Jesus is saying,
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    we have a responsibility, no matter
    how people around us will receive it.
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    So, where should you start?
    I don't know.
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    Some of you have a long, long way to go.
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    Maybe you are in a church denomination
    where they do not believe in gifts,
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    that gifts are for today,
    with the baptism with the Holy Spirit,
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    speaking in tongues, healing the sick,
    casting out demons.
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    If you are there,
    you have a long, long way to go.
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    But I encourage you - go there.
    Why? Because it is the truth.
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    I want to say something here.
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    When I met God, many years ago,
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    my father looked at me and said:
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    Torben, I will not have you to go
    into church!
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    I don't want you to have anything
    to do with Jesus and the Bible.
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    I looked at my father,
    and I loved him,
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    and because I loved him
    I did not do what he told me.
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    But he did not agree with that.
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    He thought I was rebellious
    and he was angry, for six years,
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    until I led him to Christ,
    baptized him in water and Holy Spirit.
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    Now he's dead, home with God.
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    And I'm thankful that I did not
    compromise,
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    even he was angry for six years.
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    It was easy somehow. It was hard,
    but it was still easy to know what to do
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    when my father said: Torben, I will not
    have you to do anything with God.
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    Why? Because, father, if I don't get Jesus,
    who can give it to you?
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    And I want to say the same to you.
    If you are in a church denomination
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    and they don't believe in gifts...
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    it's somehow easy what to do.
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    What should you do?
    You should just do what is right.
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    You should do what the Bible says,
    no matter if they're going to receive it,
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    or if they're going to reject it.
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    No matter if there'll be
    riots and problems.
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    You should do what is right
    because it's the right thing to do.
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    Because it's the truth.
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    If you go this way,
    some people will hate you for it,
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    but I guarantee you,
    many more people will love you for it.
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    We, as leaders, especially as leaders,
    but everyone of us,
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    we cannot please everyone.
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    Let's just please God instead.
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    Let's do what it's right
    because it's the right thing to do,
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    because it's the truth.
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    And then, every other question:
    Yeah, but what about this,
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    what about this, what about that,
    what about this,
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    they will come later.
    We start with the truth.
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    Maybe you are a pastor or a leader
    in a more modern church,
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    who believes in gifts,
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    but where they don't speak
    about the sin at all and
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    baptism is just a symbol.
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    I will say the same to you:
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    Do what is right because
    it's the right thing to do.
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    And no matter where you are,
    I will say: Always start with the gospel.
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    Because what you will see when you
    really understand the gospel
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    and start to share the gospel,
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    you will be surprised how many people
    are in the churches,
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    who are not fully born again.
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    You think they are struggling
    because they don't have the heart
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    to read the Bible, they don't have the longing
    for fellowship with other believers,
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    they don't have any desire to tell
    other people about Jesus.
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    And you'll think: Oh, we just need
    to disciple them a little more,
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    and some people, yes, need
    to be discipled,
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    but many other people, actually,
    just need to be born again.
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    Because if they fully, fully see
    their sin and
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    fully recognize they were lost,
    repent and get fully born again,
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    come on, the longing for fellowship
    with other believers,
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    the desire to live a holy life,
    the desire to tell people about God,
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    all of this will come naturally.
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    So, I would say, no matter where
    you are,
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    never ever compromise with the gospel.
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    Take the time to share the gospel.
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    Then I encourage you who are in a church,
    if you can, start with the few.
  • 17:16 - 17:20
    It's not always easy... It depends on how
    big the church is, of course,
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    but it's very difficult to have a big church
    and then just move it around like this.
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    Find the few. There is always 10, 15%
    of the church, who want more,
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    who are longing. Find those people.
    Start with them.
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    Let them read the book.
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    Go through the teaching with them.
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    Let them understand what this call is about
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    and then let them live it out,
    start to see testimonies,
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    going out, finding the person of peace,
    leading people to Christ.
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    Start with those few who want it.
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    And then let those few come into church
    in a bigger gathering
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    and share the testimonies.
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    And what you will see is that when
    the "normal" church goers,
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    who are sitting in church for 10, 15 years,
    without really bearing fruit,
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    suddenly start to bear lot of fruit
  • 18:08 - 18:10
    and start to testify about Jesus
    and the change,
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    and then you use them to come
    on the platform
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    and share their testimonies.
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    Then it starts to go fast.
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    Because then people will not think:
    Yeah, you are the pastor.
  • 18:20 - 18:22
    It's easy for you to talk about.
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    But when they see their friends
    in the church start to live it out,
  • 18:27 - 18:31
    they start to be jealous, some of them.
    And more people want it.
  • 18:31 - 18:33
    And more people want it.
    And more people want it.
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    And suddenly you change the whole
    atmosphere in the church.
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    But I'm sad to say that you will
    very often end up
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    with a group of people
    who don't want it,
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    because that was not what
    they signed up for.
  • 18:44 - 18:46
    They are in church for many reasons
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    and one of them is not to follow Christ,
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    to give up everything.
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    So you need to count the cost.
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    And maybe some people will leave church.
  • 18:58 - 19:01
    Or something else.
  • 19:01 - 19:03
    I don't know, but I know one thing.
  • 19:03 - 19:07
    I know if you do what is right,
    you will feel you're alive,
  • 19:07 - 19:11
    you will be part of not only starting
    a small church or a big church.
  • 19:11 - 19:14
    You will be a part of the Kingdom of God.
  • 19:14 - 19:16
    So I want to really challenge you
    out there.
  • 19:16 - 19:17
    Don't be afraid.
  • 19:18 - 19:19
    Don't be afraid.
  • 19:19 - 19:22
    Do what is right
    because it's the right thing to do.
  • 19:22 - 19:26
    You have heard, you have seen,
    and now you have a responsibility.
  • 19:27 - 19:32
    Paul in Acts 20:26 said:
    "Therefore, I declare to you today
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    that I am innocent
    of the blood of any of you."
  • 19:37 - 19:41
    Why did Paul say that?
    Why did Paul said to the people:
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    "I declare to you today that
    I am innocent of the blood of any of you."
  • 19:48 - 19:53
    Paul said it because he knew, as a leader,
    that he had a responsibility
  • 19:54 - 19:58
    for those people
    God has entrusted him with.
  • 19:58 - 20:02
    Paul said he was innocent because
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    he has preached the whole truth
    of God
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    and he did not hold anything back.
  • 20:08 - 20:12
    And we can see that in the next verse,
    because the next verse says this:
  • 20:12 - 20:20
    "For I have not hesitated to proclaim
    to you the whole will of God."
  • 20:20 - 20:25
    If you are hesitating
    in telling the whole truth,
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    because you are afraid
    what people will say,
  • 20:30 - 20:35
    then you cannot say like Paul:
    I am innocent, when it comes to their blood.
  • 20:35 - 20:37
    No, their blood will be on our hands.
  • 20:37 - 20:41
    The Bible is very clear that we have
    a responsibility.
  • 20:41 - 20:45
    When you know what the truth is,
    and you don't do it, you are sinning.
  • 20:45 - 20:48
    So, the question is:
    Is this the truth?
  • 20:48 - 20:51
    Check it up. It's not my words.
    It's not about the book here.
  • 20:51 - 20:56
    It's about Jesus' words, Luke 10,
    and everything Jesus is saying.
  • 20:56 - 21:00
    If this is the truth,
    it's the truth for you.
  • 21:00 - 21:05
    If it's the truth for you, it's also
    the truth for those people around you.
  • 21:05 - 21:09
    And if you really love those people
    around you,
  • 21:09 - 21:12
    then you do what is right
    and give them the truth,
  • 21:12 - 21:16
    and give them the opportunity
    to follow the truth.
  • 21:16 - 21:21
    If you need help in this, then let us know.
    We are here to help you.
  • 21:21 - 21:23
    We have so many resources.
  • 21:23 - 21:28
    We have our free movies on TLRmovie.com.
    Three free movies that can bless you
  • 21:28 - 21:31
    and your church. And it's not about TLR.
  • 21:31 - 21:34
    Please, it's not about TLR.
    It's about the Kingdom.
  • 21:34 - 21:37
    We also have schools.
    You are welcome to join.
  • 21:37 - 21:40
    We have different pastors and leaders
    on our school.
  • 21:40 - 21:44
    I've actually given out a teaching,
    just now,
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    with a pastor who was interviewing me,
    who was in our school,
  • 21:48 - 21:53
    and who got so much, much
    blessing out of being in our school.
  • 21:53 - 21:56
    We are here to help you.
    It'a all about the Kingdom.
  • 21:56 - 22:01
    I want to say here: We are all working
    on the same thing - the Kingdom of God.
  • 22:01 - 22:05
    Let's work together. Let us help you
    if there are areas you want us to help.
  • 22:05 - 22:10
    We can send people who can help you,
    not to build TLR where you are,
  • 22:10 - 22:14
    but to help you to obey the call
    Jesus has given you.
  • 22:14 - 22:18
    If you want to have books,
    to give out to everyone,
  • 22:18 - 22:22
    send an e-mail to us and we can give you
    a very, very good deal.
  • 22:22 - 22:24
    And of course, everyone is welcome
    to send an e-mail
  • 22:24 - 22:26
    and you can get the e-book for free.
  • 22:26 - 22:30
    We just want this word to be spread.
  • 22:30 - 22:32
    We want the Kingdom of God to grow.
  • 22:32 - 22:37
    And if you are growing, and we have been
    a part of blessing that helped you to grow,
  • 22:37 - 22:39
    we are excited.
  • 22:39 - 22:43
    And we are not there to control
    and put everything under our ministry, and so on.
  • 22:43 - 22:45
    It's really about the Kingdom.
  • 22:45 - 22:48
    But we want to say: Let's help you.
  • 22:48 - 22:50
    Let's stand together.
  • 22:50 - 22:54
    Let's take this call Jesus
    has given us,
  • 22:54 - 23:00
    and you, as leaders, start to equip
    the people in your church to obey this call.
  • 23:00 - 23:04
    You will see so much more fruit
    in your life out of it.
  • 23:04 - 23:06
    They will see so much more fruit
    in their life.
  • 23:06 - 23:09
    The church will see so much more fruit,
  • 23:09 - 23:13
    and we are all doing the will of God
    and the call Jesus has given us.
  • 23:13 - 23:18
    God bless you and please, contact us
    through our website thelastreformation.com,
  • 23:18 - 23:21
    if there is anything we can help you with.
  • 23:21 - 23:23
    You are welcome to come and meet us
    when we are out there.
  • 23:23 - 23:24
    Bye-bye!
  • 23:27 - 23:28
    The Call of Jesus
Title:
Dear Pastors And Leaders - Let Us Help You - Let's see an awakening like never before!
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