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700 Club Interactive – June 18, 2010

Guest: Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Read Transcript


WELCOME TO 700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE.

WELL YOU MAY THINK LIFE WOULD

BE EASY FOR BILLY GRAHAM'S

GRANDSON, BUT NOT SO.

AS A TEEN HE WAS KICKED OUT

OF HIS PARENT'S HOUSE.

JUST LAST YEAR NEARLY KICKED

OUT OF HIS CHURCH'S PULPIT.

HE IS HERE TO TELL US A STORY.

HE IS THE GRANDSON OF

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM, AND A

HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT.

EVEN THOUGH HE WAS RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME, HE REBELLED AND

AT 16, HE QUIT SCHOOL.

HIS PARENTS KICKED HIM OUT OF

THE HOUSE.

HE THREW HIS MONEY AWAY ON

DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND GIRLS.

I WANTED TO HAVE FUN AND

LIVE MY LIFE THE WAY I WANTED

TO LIVE IT.

AT THE AGE OF 21 HE REALIZED

THERE HAD TO BE MORE THAN LIFE

AND RETURNED TO HIS CHILDHOOD

FAITH.

HE IS NOW A HUSBAND, FATHER OF

3 AND PASTOR OF CHURCH IN FORT

LAUDER DALE.

PLEASE WELCOME THE AUTHOR OF

SURPRISED BY GOD'S GRACE.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE?

[APPLAUSE].

HOW DID YOU GET KICKED OUT?

I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF 7

KIDS.

MY LIFE STYLE WAS SO DISRUPTIVE.

MY PARENTS SAID IF YOU ARE

GOING TO CONTINUE LIVING THIS

WAY, YOU CAN'T UNDER OUR ROOF.

WITH TEARS IN THEIR EYES,

LITERALLY -- IT WAS A JOINT

DECISION?

THEY BOTH REALIZED IT WAS SO

DISRUPTIVE.

THEY HAD 6 OTHER CHILDREN THEY

WERE RAISING.

I WAS HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

I WAS 16 YEARS OLD.

WERE YOU ANGRY?

I WANTED TO DO WHAT I WANTED

TO DO AND I DIDN'T WANT RULES.

I THOUGHT FREEDOM MEANT FLIGHT

FROM GOD AND AS FAR AWAY FROM

MY FAMILY THEN I WOULD BE FREE.

OF COURSE I REALIZED FLIGHT

FROM GOD LEADS TO SLAVERY, NOT

FREEDOM.

USUALLY PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE

FLIGHT FROM GOD KNOW HIM AND

KNOW THERE IS A CALL.

WAS THAT YOU?

I HAVE WRESTLED OVER THE

YEARS WITH WHETHER OR NOT I

BECAME A CHRISTIAN AT 5 WHEN MY

MOM LEAD ME TO SAY THE SINNER'S

PRAYER OR AT 21 WHEN GOD REALLY

GRABBED A HOLD OF ME AN CHANGED

MY LIFE.

I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER OF THAT.

I EXPERIENCED THE BENEFITS OF

GROWING UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME.

I BELIEVED IN GOD AND THE BIBLE

WAS TRUE, BUT I HAD NOT

SUBMITTED MY LIFE TO HIM UNTIL

I WAS 21.

I PROBABLY BECAME A CHRISTIAN

AT 21.

I HEAR THIS STORY A LOT.

IT IS SORT OF LIKE AM I GOING

TO BE A CHRISTIAN TODAY?

THERE IS THE INITIAL BELIEF BUT

THEN THERE IS THE TOTAL

SURRENDER.

YEAH.

EVEN AFTER THAT THERE CAN BE

MOMENTS, ARE YOU STILL

CONSECRATED AND SET APART FOR

SERVICE?

YEAH.

WAS THERE A PRESSURE ON YOU

BECAUSE OF YOUR GRAND DAD?

PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME THAT?

I DIDN'T SENSE ANY PRESSURE.

MY GRANDPARENTS WERE SO GOOD AT

BEING DOWN TO EARTH AND NORMAL.

THEY WERE SO AWARE OF THEIR

FALLIBILITY AND WEAKNESSES AND

NEVER PORTRAYED THEMSELVES AS

BEING LARGER THAN LIFE AND WE

DIDN'T FEEL THE PRESSURE TO

PERFORM.

THERE ARE 19 OF US

GRANDCHILDREN.

I AM THE 4TH.

I AM THE ONLY ONE IN ACTIVE

PASTORAL MINISTRY, WHICH SHOWS

THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF

PRESSURE PUT ON THE CHILDREN OR

GRANDCHILDREN TO DO WHAT WE

WERE SUPPOSED TO DO.

DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE CALLED?

DID THAT EVER CROSS YOUR MIND?

NOT AT THAT POINT.

WHEN GOD SAVED ME AT 21 YEARS

OLD, IT WAS THEN I REALLY

SENSED THIS OVERWHELMLY

INTERNAL COMPULSION.

I WANTED THE TELL THE WHOLE

WORLD.

I ENDED UP GOING TO COLLEGE AND

GOING TO SEMINARY.

IT WAS IN MY TIME AT SEMINARY

THAT GOD SOLIDIFIED MY CALL TO

BE A PREACHER, A PASTOR.

IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR

ME.

AFTER YOU TURNED AND YOU SAY

OKAY, I AM GOING TO BE A

PREACHER, GO THROUGH SEMINARY,

DID YOU EXPECT NOW IT IS GOING

TO BE EASY?

NOW THINGS ARE GOING TO BE

BETTER, WERE YOU DISAPOINTED

WHEN IT WASN'T?

I AM NOT SURE I EXPECTED IT

TO BE EASY.

I KNEW I WOULD FACE CHALLENGES.

I HEARD FROM OTHER PASTORS THAT

THERE ARE PEOPLE INSIDE THE

CHURCH THAT CREATE DIVISION.

UP UNTIL THAT POINT I HAD NOT

EXPERIENCED IT.

I GREW UP IN GOOD HEALTHY

CHURCHES.

I HAD BEEN ON THE STAFF OF 3

OTHER HEALTHY CHURCHES.

WENT BACK HOME TO FORT LAUDER

DALE IN 2003, THEN CORAL RIDGE

APPROACHED ME AND ASKED ME TO

CONSIDER BEING THE PASTOR.

WAS THAT A TOUGH DECISION

IN THAT WAS THE TOUGHEST

DECISION.

IT WAS GOD WRESTLING ME TO THE

GROUND.

BEYOND THAT I HAD TO CONVINCE

AN ENTIRE CHURCH, A CHURCH

FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD

GIVEN THEIR LIFE TO BUILD THIS

NEW CHURCH UP FROM THE GROUND

TO SAY CORAL RIDGE IS CALLING

US TO MERGE.

IT HAD BEEN IN DECLINE FOR A

NUMBER OF YEARS.

THERE WERE A LOT OF SCARED

PEOPLE.

THERE WAS A SCARED PASTOR, TOO,

NOT KNOWING WHAT THIS WAS GOING

TO LOOK LIKE.

OF COURSE, THE INITIAL

TRANSITION WAS VERY DIFFICULT.

YOU DON'T TAKE A 5-YEAR-OLD

CHURCH AT THE TIME AND A

45-YEAR-OLD CHURCH AT THE TIME

AND BRING THEM TOGETHER AND IT

IS GOING TO BE SMOOTH.

THE TRANSITION WAS ROUGH.

I IMAGINE THERE WERE A TON

OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES DOWN TO

THE FORM OF WORSHIP AND

PRESENTATION OF THE MESSAGE,

ALL OF THOSE THINGS WOULD HAVE

BEEN DIFFERENT.

DR. KENNEDY WAS A REMARKABLE

CONTRIBUTOR TO THE KINGDOM OF

GOD IN HIS TIME.

HIS LEGACY IS EVANGELISM.

HE WAS MORE POLITICAL AND MORE

FORMAL THAN I AM.

THEOLOGICALLY, THE CHURCHES

WERE IDENTICAL.

THEOLOGICALLY WE WERE THE SAME,

BUT STYLIST CLI WE WERE

DIFFERENT.

IT WAS DIFFICULT.

THERE WERE CULTURE SHOCK THAT

TOOK PLACE WITH PEOPLE FROM

BOTH CHURCHES.

ALL OF THE DIFFICULTY

CULMINATED LAST SEPTEMBER WHEN

THE PEOPLE THAT WERE UNHAPPY

CALLED FOR THE CONGREGATIONAL

VOTE, THEY LOST Z REVIVAL IS

REALLY BREAKING OUT.

WE ARE ECSTATIC ABOUT WHAT GOD

IS DOING THERE.

SEEING GROWTH?

REMARKABLE GROWTH.

YOU CAN'T ALWAYS JUDGE OR

ASSESS GOD'S ACTIVITY LOOKING

AT NICKELS AND NOSES AS THEY

SAY.

WHEN YOU SEE GOD ACTIVELY

MESSAGING THE GOSPEL AND

MARRIAGES ARE RESTORED, THAT IS

HAPPENING IN DROVES.

LET'S TALK ABOUT POLITICS.

THAT IS A BIG DIVIDER, THAT

SEEMED TO BE A BIG DEAL.

I AM NOTICING THAT THERE WAS A

WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF PASTORS

COMING UP THAT ARE REALLY NOT

LOOKING AT POLITICS AS THE

SOLUTION FOR AMERICA, IS THAT

SORT OF YOUR DRIVE?

OR IS IT JUST, YOU ARE NOT

INTERESTED?

I AM, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT

PART OF WHAT I AM CALLED TO DO

AS A PASTOR IS TO EQUIPT

CHRISTIANS TO GO OUT AND BE

SALT AND LIGHT WHERE GOD HAS

CALLED THEM IN THE ARENA OF

POLITICS, ENTERTAINMENT,

MEDICINE, LAW, BUSINESS,

WHATEVER.

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IS

SOMETHING I AM CALLED TO DO AS

IT CONCERNS DISCIPLING

CHRISTIANS TO DO IT WELL.

MOST SOCIOLOGISTS CHRISTIAN AND

NON CHRISTIAN ARE RECOGNIZING

POLITICAL ARENA IS MORE

REFLECTIVE INSTEAD OF DIRECTIVE.

THERE ARE OTHER MORE STRATEGIC

ARENAS LIKE THE ENTERTAINMENT

ARENA AND EVEN THE SPORTS

ARENA, MUSIC, THOSE SORTS OF

THINGS THAT SHAPE THE WAY OUR

CULTURE THINKS ABOUT REALITY,

BY THE TIME THINGS GET TO

WASHINGTON FOR INSTANCE, LAWS

AND LEGISLATION IS PASSED THAT

REFLECTS A CULTURE ALREADY BEEN

SHAPED.

MIP POINT IS, IF WE ARE REALLY

GOING TO IMPACT OUR CULTURE IN

A DEEPER WAY, WE HAVE TO LOOK

AT WHAT IS REALLY SHAPING THE

WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT REALITY?

THEN ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES FIRST.

IF WE START IN THE POLITICAL

ARENA, WE END UP A DAY LATE AND

DOLLAR SHORT SO TO SPEAK.

THIS GENERATION IS STARTING TO

REALIZE POLITICS IS NOT AS

CULTURE SHAPING AS WE ONCE

THOUGHT IT WAS.

I THINK THE EXPERIMENT HAS

PROVEN THAT TO BE TRUE.

I THINK POLITICS IS SHAPED

VERY NEGATIVELY.

THERE IS NO QUESTION.

CERTAINLY THE BEHAVIOR OF

POLITICIANS CAN BE VERY

NEGATIVE AND VERY NEGATIVE TO

FAMILY AND OVERALL CULTURE.

YEAH.

AT THE SAME TIME, SEEING

POSITIVE CHANGE, I AGREE WITH

YOU.

UNTIL AMERICANS TURN BACK TO

GOD, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE

TO SEE LEADERS AND LAWS THAT

REFLECT THAT WE HAVE TURNED

AWAY.

FRANCES SHAFER WAS WISE TO

CALL CHRISTIANS TO ENGAGE THE

CULTURE AND NOT SEGREGATE THEMS

FROM THE CULTURE OR ABANDON THE

CULTURE.

I THINK CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED

TO BE SALT AND LIGHT AND LIVE

AGAINST THE WORLD FOR THE SAKE

OF THE WORLD TO BE IN THE WORLD

AND NOT OF THE WORLD.

THE QUESTION BECOMES WHAT IS

THE MOST STRATEGIC ARENA THAT

WILL HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT.

THE POINT I MAKE IN ANOTHER

BOOK, UNFASHIONABLE, THE

POLITICAL ARENA HAS BEEN

AFFECTIVE THAN DIRECTIVE.

THE POLITICAL ARENA BECOMES A

REFLECTION OF THE FRUIT OF THE

PROBLEM.

WHAT IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM?

HAS THE CHURCH BEEN LIKE

JONAH, GOD RIGHT AREN'T YOU

JUDGING THEM AND DESTROYING

THEM?

ONE OF THE POINTS, OBVIOUSLY

IS THAT GOD IS NOT ARE

PRIMARILY CONCERNED IN THE

STORY OF JONAH, HIS PURSUIT OF

THE WICKED SAILORS, GOD IS

INTERESTED FROM EVERY TRIBE,

TONGUE, AND NATION.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OVERSEAS

TO BE CONSIDERED A MISSIONARY.

GOD SEEKS US, SAVES US, AND

SENDS US INTO THE WORLD RIGHT

WHERE WE ARE.

ALL OF US ARE MISSIONARIES.

THE PROBLEM WITH JONAH, IS THAT

HE NEEDED TO BE RESCUED BY

GOD'S GRACE JUST MUCH AS THE

SAILORS AND NINAVITES.

THE GOSPEL IS FOR CHRISTIAN

PEOPLE, TOO.

HE MOVES US MORE DEEPLY INTO

THE GOSPEL.

IT WAS EASY FOR JONAH TO

IDENTIFY OF THE IDOLATRY OF

SAILORS AND NINAVITES.

HIS NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM

BECAME AN IDOL.

IT IS A REMARKABLE STORY AND

SURPRISED BY GRACE RETELLING

STORY OF JONAH.

THE GOSPEL TRACKS DOWN PEOPLE

INSIDE THE CHURCH SO THAT ONCE

GODS SAVES US, WE STILL HAVE TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL TO OURSELVES

EVERYDAY.

IT DOESN'T IGNITE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

IT IS THE FUEL THAT KEEPS US

GOING EVERYDAY.

IT IS HARD, WE NEED TO DIE

EVERYDAY.

AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES

NATIONWIDE.

COME BACK.

PREERT IT.

APPRECIATE IT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE ARE

GOING TO FIND OUT HOW BAD WATER

WAS INFLUENCING AN ENTIRE

SCHOOL OF KIDS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

IN ONE CHINESE VILLAGE,

CHILDREN WERE GETTING A GOOD

EDUCATION AT THEIR LOCAL

SCHOOL, ALSO SICK FROM THE

SCHOOL'S DRINKING WATER.

10-YEAR-OLD WOJI IS A STAR

STUDENT AT HER SCHOOL IN

SOUTHERN CHINA.

SHE LOVES PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

SHE PUSHES HERSELF IN CLASS.

I LOVE TO RUN AND SKIP ROCKS

WITH MY CLASSMATE.

I USUALLY OUT SKIP EVERYONE.

HER TEACHER SAYS SHE SHOULD

ALWAYS DRINK WATER.

MANY TIMES THERE IS NO FRESH

WATER.

WE HAVE WATER THAT MAKES ITS

WAY THROUGH OLD PIPES AND DIRTY

AND CLOUDY AND NOT GOOD TO

DRINK.

WE TRY TO PROVIDE BUCKETS OF

CLEAN WATER TO OUR STUDENTS.

NOT MUCH WE CAN DO STILL GETS

FILLED WITH PEBBLES AND STONES.

THE KIDS SHOULD NOT DRINK IT OR

THEY WILL GET STICK.

SICK.

I GET SO SICK I CAN'T FOCUS

ON WHAT IS GOING ON IN CLASS.

THERE ARE DAYS SHE WAS SO

PARCHED SHE HAD TO DRINK THE

DIRTY WATER.

RECENTLY SHE GOT VERY ILL, SENT

HOME FROM SCHOOL AND UNABLE TO

RETURN.

THAT IS WHEN CBN FOUND OUT

ABOUT A WATER PROBLEM AND BUILT

A WELL AND NEW WATER BASE N FOR

THE KIDS.

THEY CAN WASH THEIR HANDS

AFTER CLASSES AND DRINK AFTER

PE.

THEY CAN TAKE FRESH WATER TO

THEIR HOMES.

SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANYMORE

STOMACH ACHES.

WHENEVER I TURN ON THE TAP

THERE IS CLEAN WATER.

IT IS VERY HEALTHY.

BECAUSE SHE COMES FROM A

POOR SINGLE-PARENT HOME, CBN

DECIDED TO PAY FOR HER AND HER

BROTHER'S EDUCATION.

NOW THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING

THESE CHILDREN FROM A BRIGHT

FUTURE.

CBN CARE ABOUT MY CHILDREN

AND ALL THE STUDENTS AT THE

SCHOOL.

WE NEVER COULD HAVE DONE THIS

BY OURSELVES.

I AM SO HAPPY TO EVERYONE

THAT HELPED ME.

I WISH YOU A WONDERFUL LIFE AND

ALL MY CLASSMATES SAY THANK

YOU, TOO.

THIS IS JUST ONE PLACE YOU

ARE MAKING THIS KIND OF A

DIFFERENCE.

FOR THESE CHILDREN, FOR THEIR

SCHOOL AND FAMILIES, THERE IS

NOW ENOUGH CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

SOMETHING WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS SO UNAVAILABLE IN MOST

PARTS OF THE WORLD.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A

DIFFERENCE, WE ARE ALWAYS

BRINKING THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S

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COMING UP, KIMBERLY ASKS, HOW

DO I STAY FOCUSSED IN PRAYER?

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AFTER THIS.

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WE DO, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM ROBIN WHO WRITES SEVERAL

YEARS AGO, I HAD A FALLING OUT

WITH MY MOTHER.

I SAID IF THE ONLY REASON FOR

HER CALL WAS TO CHEW ME OUT.

SHE SAID YES.

SO I SAID THANK YOU AND HUNG UP.

WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE ME IN

GOD'S EYES?

THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT THAT

YOU MAINTAIN ABUSIVE

RELATIONSHIPS.

THAT IS NOT IN THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE TO HONOR

OUR MOTHER AND FATHER.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL GREEK WORD

BEHIND THAT THAT LITERALLY

MEANS VALUE.

YOU VALUE THE EXPERIENCE AND

THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT

MORE OF LIFE THAN YOU HAVE.

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT LIVING

LIFE THAT LEADS TO WISDOM.

THEY CAN COUNCIL YOU THROUGH

SOME THINGS AND WALK YOU

THROUGH SOME THINGS BECAUSE

THEY WALK THROUGH IT THEMSELVES.

AT THE SAME TIME IF ALL THEY

WANT TO DO IS CRITICIZE AND

ARGUE, THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT

THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THAT AND FIND OTHER WAYS TO

HONOR THEM THAT PROTECT

YOURSELF.

IN GOD'S EYES YOU ARE DOING

FINE.

YOU ALSO HAVE TO PROTECT

YOURSELF AGAINST BITTERNESS AND

THERE IS A CONFESSION PART OF

THAT FOR YOU TO STAY FREE,

ROBIN, RIGHT?

YES.

CONSTANTLY FORGIVE THEM.

IT MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU KNOW,

YOU GO TO THEM AND SAY SORRY I

DIDN'T LIVE UP TO YOUR

EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT A CHILD

SHOULD BE.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR THAT AND

LIVE IT AT THAT.

WALK IN LOVE, WALK IN

FORGIVENESS, KEEP YOUR

CONSCIENCE CLEANSED BEFORE GOD.

THAT WILL ALL BE WONDERFUL AND

LEAD TO A LIFE OF HAPPINESS.

THIS IS FROM KIMBERLY WHO

SAYS HOW CAN I BE MORE

SPIRITUALLY CONNECTED TO GOD

AND HOW CAN I STAY FOCUSSED

WHEN PRAYING?

PRAYER AND MEDITATION, JUST

MEDITATING ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF

GOD AND ASKING HIM TO COME AND

SPEAK TO YOU.

I RECOMMEND WHERE PEOPLE

JOURNAL.

ASK GOD QUESTIONS IN PRAYER,

THAT STILL SMALL VOICE WILL

SPEAK TO YOU.

THE WAY TO UNDERSTAND YOU ARE

REALLY HEARING FROM GOD, ONE OF

THE BEGINNING LESSONS, LORD CAN

YOU GIVE ME A BIBLE VERSE.

THAT WAY YOU KNOW IT IS THE

WORD OF GOD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GUESS.

THEN YOU GET MORE COMFORTABLE

WITH IT.

YOU CAN TAKE IT TO OTHER LEVELS.

TO STAY FOCUSSED WITH PRAYER,

ALL THE GREAT SAINTS HAVE

TROUBLE WITH THIS.

HUDSON TAILOR, THE GREAT

PROTESTANT MISSIONARY TO CHINA

150 YEARS AGO WROTE IN PRAYER

THE BLINDS ALWAYS NEED

ADJUSTING.

IN TODAY'S WORLD THERE IS AN

E-MAIL TO ANSWER OR PHONE CALL

TO MAKE.

WE ARE ALWAYSING CONNECTED.

SOME KIND OF THING THAT WANTS

TO DISTRACT US FROM HAVING

PRAYER.

I RECOMMEND YOU TO DISCONNECT,

LEAVE YOUR CELL PHONE,

COMPUTER, ALL OF THESE THINGS

AND GET TO A PLACE WHERE YOU

CAN BE ALONE WITH GOD.

THEN HAVE WHAT I CALL A PRAYER

OF MEDITATION.

I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THE

GREAT SAINTS OF THE CHURCH.

ONE OF WHICH IS NATIUS OF

LOYDELLA.

HE WOULD PRAY THROUGH THINGS.

HE RECOMMENDED PRAYING THROUGH

THE WOUNDS ON JESUS ON THE

CROSS.

IMAGINE THESE THINGS WERE

ACTUALLY HAPPENING TO YOU.

HE RECOMMENDED THAT.

YOU CAN PRAY THROUGH THE TEMPLE

OF SOLOMAN, THE TABERNACLE AND

WILDERNESS.

YOU CAN PRAY THROUGH THE ARK OF

THE COVENANT.

THESE ARE TYPES AND SHADOWS OF

THINGS THAT ARE IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

YOU CAN PRAY THROUGH THE ROAD

TO THE CROSS, VIA DELL ROSA.

YOU CAN PRAY TO THE STOPS ALONG

THE WAY.

WHY IS THAT AN ILLUSTRATION OF

OUR OWN SPIRITUAL WROK AS WI

LEAVE THE SLAVERY OF SIN AND

HEADED TO THE PROMISE LAND.

VARIOUS THINGS THAT CAN WAYLAY

US.

THESE ARE EXERCISES TO DO.

IT WILL HELP KEEP YOU FOCUSSED.

YOU SORT OF GET OUT OF YOUR OWN

FLESH, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT WHERE YOU

ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO TAKE

OVER.

BIBLE IS SPECIFIC, WE DON'T

KNOW HOW TO PRAY BUT HE DOES.

WHEN YOU GET INTO SPIRIT-LEAD

PRAYER, HOURS CAN GO BY.

YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME.

YOU LOSE TRACK OF YOURSELF

WHICH IS A WONDERFUL THING.

YOU GET ALL ABSORBED IN HIM.

TODAY WE HAVE MICHELLE AND

JOSEPH.

I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE A CHAT.

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SON MIKE

GOING TO COURT IN AUGUST, THE

LORD HAS MERCY ON HIM AND SETS

HIM FREE.

LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR MIKE,

LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU COME INTO

A COLLISION COURSE WITH HIM AND

PULL ON THE STRINGS OF HIS

HEART AND LET HIM HEAR YOUR

VOICE CLEARLY AND REPENTS AND

TURNS TO YOU, GOD.

DURING THE HEARING, TOUCH HIS

HEART AND HAVE MERCY, RIGHT NOW

WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS'.

MICHELLE?

WE HAVE DAWN WHO IS PRAYING

FOR HIS UNCLE THAT WAS HOOKED

ON DRUGS AND NOW 65 AND IN THE

HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM AIDS

AND HEPATITIS.

SHE DOESN'T THINK THAT HE IS

CAPABLE OF BEING SAVED.

IF YOU STILL HAVE BREATH,

YOU CAN CALL ON THE NAME OF THE

LORD, LET ALL THAT HAVE BREATH

PRAISE THE LORD.

THANKS, GORDAN, I TOTALLY

AGREE WITH THAT, I BELIEVE WITH

WHAT GORDAN SAID AS LONG AS HE

IS BREATHING THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT IS ABLE TO EVEN MINISTER

TO HIM.

WE LIFT UP YOUR UNCLE, DAWN.

WE ARE BINDING UP THE SPIRIT OF

DESTRUCTION.

WE ARE BELIEVING GOD'S PERFECT

WORLD WILL BE DONE.

DAWN WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU

THAT GOD ENCOURAGES YOU AND

STRENGTHENS YOU.

WE ARE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD FOR

HIS BEST AND PERFECT WILL BE

DONE AMEN.

AMEN.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR

THIS PROGRAM. PHILIPPIANS,

ALWAYS BE FULL OF JOY IN THE

LORD, I SAY IT AGAIN, REJOICE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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