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Presenting the Gospel to MTV

Excerpts from Chris Pratt’s MTV Generation Award Acceptance Speech

9 Rules from Chris Pratt, Generation Award Winner

2. You have a soul. Be careful with it.

3. Don’t be a turd. If you’re strong be a protector and if you’re smart be a humble influencer. Strength can be weapons. And do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.

5. It doesn’t matter what it is, earn it. A good deed. Reach out to someone in pain. Be of service. It feels good, and it’s good for your soul.

6. God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.

8. Learn to pray. It’s easy. And it’s so good for your soul.

9. Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you, “You’re perfect just the way you are.” You’re not! You are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that you will have grace. And that grace is a gift. And like the freedom we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.

 

Dear God, I am humbled by this speech. It presents your Gospel better than I ever have to anyone. It’s simple, to the point, and, although I didn’t list #s 1, 4, and 7 here, they were just silly things he through in to not lose the audience. But six out of his nine rules were spot on.

Father, help me to learn from this message and help me to be as effective at sharing it. We have souls and we need to be careful with them. What a great way to put it. If we have strength we need to use it well. Everything, even if it is a gift, must be earned–even if it is through taking on the mantle of increased responsibility as a result of the gift. You are real. Praying is important to do. And finally, my grace was bought with your blood. I should experience it and not take it for granted. And I should share all of this wisdom with everyone I can.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen

 
 

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