Mark Lowry – Welcome And Denominations (Comedy/Live)

Mark Lowry – Welcome And Denominations (Comedy/Live)


IT’S SO GOOD TO BE HERE
AND I AM SO EXCITED. I’VE GOT SOME OF THE MOST
INCREDIBLE GUESTS HERE TONIGHT AND THEY’RE PRETTY PEOPLE. BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I’M UP HERE
AND WE’VE GOT TO HAVE
SOMETHING PRETTY ON STAGE. AND I’M THRILLED TO BE IN
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. ANYBODY HERE ACTUALLY
FROM HOLLYWOOD? (LAUGHTER) ANYBODY FROM CALIFORNIA? (APPLAUSE) WE GOT A CHOIR COMING
LATER ON THAT’S CALLED
THE REMARKABLE CHOIR I NAMED THEM
THE REMARKABLE CHOIR
AND YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THEM. NOW THIS IS A PENTECOSTAL CHOIR. AND I’M BAPTIST.
ANY BAPTISTS HERE? OH! I THOUGHT I SENSED A
SELF-RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT. I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE! AND THE PENTECOSTALS,
WHERE ARE YOU AGAIN? DON’T TAKE YOU LONG TO
GET THAT HAND UP, DOES IT? ANY METHODISTS? OH, UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS. LITTLE SPRINKLING OF
METHODISTS UP THERE. ANY CATHOLICS HERE? OOH, WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE. THANK YOU.
WANT YOU TO FEEL AT HOME. ANY NAZARENE? ANY LUTHERAN? ALL RIGHT, WE’RE
WHITTLING IT DOWN… SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS? WE’LL GET YOU OUT EARLY,
WE KNOW YOU’VE GOT
CHURCH IN THE MORNING. ANY NON-DENOMINATIONAL? JUST CAN’T MAKE UP
YOUR MIND, CAN YOU? ANYBODY JUST GET SAVED,
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE YET? DON’T LIFT YOUR HAND,
A BAPTIST’LL SIGN YOU UP. HE’LL SIGN YOU UP. ISN’T THAT GREAT?
ALL THESE DENOMINATIONS
UNDER THE SAME ROOF. ISN’T THAT NICE? AND I’M SURE I LEFT
SOMEBODY OUT. I LOVE THAT. ALL THESE
PEOPLE UNDER THE SAME ROOF. DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS,
NOBODY’S FIGHTING. I’M WORKING ON THAT. ISN’T THAT SOMETHING,
ALL THESE DENOMINATIONS
UNDER THE SAME ROOF. AND JUST THINK,
SOMEBODY’S WRONG. SOMEBODY’S WRONG! I THINK THAT’S WHY ETERNITY’S
GOING TO LAST SO LONG, GOD’S GOT TO STRAIGHTEN
ALL YA’LL OUT. I’VE WATCHED A LOT OF
TV, AND I TELL YOU WHAT
OUR BAPTIST CHOIRS…. NOW I LEARNED A LOT
FROM BILL GAITHER BECAUSE HE TOLD ME TO RUN
A LYRIC THROUGH MY BRAIN. RUN IT THROUGH YOUR BRAIN
BEFORE IT COMES OUT YOUR MOUTH. WELL YOU KNOW I’M NOT USED
TO THAT, I’M A LOWRY. WE DON’T RUN THINGS THROUGH
OUR BRAIN – MY DAD DOES. MY DAD ACTUALLY THINKS
BEFORE HE SPEAKS. ME AND MAMA, WE THINK
AS WE’RE SPEAKING. WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE’RE
THINKING UNTIL WE HEAR
OURSELVES SAY IT. SOMETIMES AFTER WE’VE HEARD IT,
EVEN WE DON’T AGREE WITH IT. AND I WATCH THESE CHOIRS,
AND ON SUNDAY MORNING I’D
BE SITTING THERE WATCHING THESE FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH CHOIRS AND I’M THINKING MAN, RUN THAT LYRIC
THROUGH YOUR BRAIN AND THEY’D PAN, YOU KNOW,
AND THAT CAMERA’D GO ACROSS
AND THEY’D BE SINGING “IT IS JOY UNSPEAKABLE
AND FULL OF GLORY FULL OF GLORY,
FULL, (BREATH) OF GLORY,” I THOUGHT, OOH, YOU’RE WOOING
ME TO THE BRIDEGROOM. AND I LOVE WATCHING THE
SINGERS THAT MEAN TO SAY YES,
BUT THEY’RE SAYING NO. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THEM? “I BELIEVE IN A HILL
CALLED MOUNT CALVARY.” WELL DO YA OR DON’T YA! “TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS.” AND PREACHERS AREN’T
ANY BETTER, YOU KNOW, THEY’LL DO NORMAL DURING THE
ANNOUNCEMENTS, YOU KNOW, THEY’LL TALK NORMAL,
LIKE THEY’D TALK TO YOU
AFTER CHURCH – NORMAL. AND THEN THEY PRAY. “OUR FATHER – O GOD THOU
THOU GOD O THOU THOU GOD WHO FLUNG THE STARS
INTO THE MILKY WAY…” IF I WAS GOD I’D BE THINKING,
“WHO YOU TALKING TO?”

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