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700 Club Interactive: A Heisman Winner and Hollywood Actor Sha - August 23, 2012

Heisman trophy winner Danny Wuerffel talks about his latest life challenge and former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo shares about the faith that pulled him through a dark time. Read Transcript


I REMEMBER IN THE

BACKYARD PLAYING AND RUNNING

AROUND AND PRETENDING, EVEN

BY MYSELF, I WAS SLAYING

DRAGONS.

Reporter: THE REAL LIFE

HERCULES FINDS HIS INNER

STRENGTH ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

THIS OLD MAN STILL HAS

SOME GUNS.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: GOOD MORNING,

AND WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

TV FANS MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH

THE SHOW "HERCULES, THE

LEGENDARY JOURNEYS."

IT RAN FOR SIX SEASONS AND

BECAME ONE OF THE

HIGHEST-RATED SYNDICATED

SHOWS IN THE WORLD.

BEHIND THE SCENES, PRODUCERS

KEPT A SECRET FROM THE

PUBLIC.

A SECRET ABOUT THE STRENGTH

OF THEIR MUSCLE-BOUND HERO.

MICHELLE TALKED WITH

HERCULES HIMSELF, KEVIN

SORBO, ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED

OFF CAMERA.

Reporter: HE IS AN

AMERICAN-BORNE ACTOR, BEST

KNOWN FOR THE MUSCLE-BOUND

DEMI GOD IN THE HIT SERIES

THAT RAN FOR SIX SEASONS.

IT BECAME ONE OF THE

HIGHEST-RATED SYNDICATED

PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD.

HE ALSO PLAYED THE LEAD IN

THE FANTASY FILM CALLED "THE

CONQUERER."

MOST RECENTLY HE APPEARED IN

A MOVIE "SOUL SURFER."

I'M AN ACTOR.

I'M NOT SAVING PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

I JUST HOPE I GIVE THEM SOME

ESCAPE FROM REALITY AND GIVE

THEM A GOOD LAUGH AND A GOOD

CRY.

Reporter: I RECENTLY

INTERVIEWED KEVIN AT HIS

HOME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

AND TEST HIS STRENGTH IN A

FRIENDLY ARM WRESTLING

MATCH.

GUESS WHO WON?

THREE, TWO, ONE!

I HAD TO MAKE IT WORK FOR

YOU A LITTLE BIT.

COME ON.

Reporter: KEVIN WAS

RAISED IN MINNESOTA BY

PARENTS WHO TAUGHT HIM

CHRISTIAN VALUES.

WHEN HE WAS 10 YEARS OLD, HE

WENT TO A BILLY GRAHAM

CRUSADE AND WENT TO THE

ALTER CALL.

IT WAS A VERY HAPPY,

EMOTIONAL NIGHT.

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

THAT WAS THE DAY YOU SAID,

OKAY, I'M GOING TO LIVE FOR

YOU, JESUS?

I GUESS THAT WAS THE DAY

BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A MARKED

DAY IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: LIKE ALL BOYS

GROWING UP, KEVIN LOVED PLAY

TIME.

WERE YOU LIKE A YOUNG

HERCULES?

I WAS A YOUNG HERCULES,

AND I KNEW.

I REMEMBER RUNNING AROUND IN

THE BACKYARD AND PRETENDING,

EVEN BY MYSELF, THAT I WAS

SLAYING DRAGONS.

Reporter: IN COLLEGE,

HE MAJORED IN BUSINESS, BUT

SECRETLY HE WANTED TO BE AN

ACTOR.

HE STARTED ACE ACTING CAREER

IN MINNESOTA IN THE LATE

'80s.

HE VERBALLY HE MOVED TO

HOLLYWOOD.

AFTER BEING -- EVENTUALLY,

HE MOVED TO HOLLYWOOD.

HIS 18-HOUR A DAY SCHEDULE

INCLUDED A GRUELING WORKOUT

TO KEEP HIM IN SHAPE.

KEVIN PRIDED HIMSELF IN

DOING HIS OWN STUNTS.

I RELISHED AND LOOKED

FORWARD TO IT.

I HAD AN AMAZING STUNT TEAM

THAT MADE ME LOOK LIKE I WAS

DOING.

Reporter: IN 2007,

WHILE FILMING A FILM, HE MET

LEADING LADY, CHRISTINE.

I CAN'T DENY IT, I WAS

IMMENSEING ATTRACTED TO

HIM.

THE VERY FIRST SCENE WAS

OUTSIDE THE CASTLE WALLS,

SAYING GOOD-BYE AND

KISSING.

Reporter: WERE YOU

NERVOUS?

I WAS.

I RARELY FORGET MY LINES,

BUT I COULDN'T REMEMBER MY

LINES.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

DATING AND SOON GOT

ENGAGED.

I STARTED THINKING ABOUT

PICKET FENCES AND KIDS.

SERIOUSLY, I CAN'T BELIEVE

I'M TELLING YOU THIS.

HE BROUGHT UP THE FACT HE

WAS GOING TO HAVE BOY, BOY

GIRL WHEN HE GOT MARRIED AND

HAD KIDS.

AND I WAS SO, THAT'S WEIRD,

THAT'S WHAT I'M HAVING.

Reporter: KEVIN WAS ON

TOP OF THE WORLD.

HE BECAME ENGAGED TO THE

WOMEN OF HIS DREAMS.

HE WAS PROMOTING HIS FIRST

MOTION PICTURE, AND HE WAS

BEING ARE GROOMED TO BECOME

THE NEXT ACTION HERO.

THEN HIS LIFE TOOK A RADICAL

TURN.

MY SHOULDER WAS KILLING

ME.

I WAS GETTING THESE PAINS

THAT WERE DRIVING ME NUTS.

THESE THREE FINGERS CAN

GETTING COLDER AND COLDER BY

THE WEEK.

Reporter: KEVIN WENT TO

THE DOCTOR WHO LOOKED AT HIS

SHOULDER AND THOUGHT IT WAS

JUST A PINCHED NERVE.

WHEN HIS SYMPTOMS DIDN'T

CLEAR UP, KEVIN WENT TO HIS

CHIROPRACTOR.

HE WORKING ON ME AND I

HEAR A VOICE SAYING DON'T

LET HIM CRACK YOUR NECK.

Reporter: THE

CHIROPRACTOR CRACKED HIS

NECK, AND WHEN HE LEFT THE

OFFICE, EVERYTHING WENT HEY

WIRE.

I FELL LIKE FINGERS

JAMMING IN THERE.

Reporter: YOU SAID IN

YOUR BOOK -- I LOVE THE WAY

YOU WRITE, BY THE WAY --

THANK YOU.

THAT IT WAS AS IF AN 8.9

EARTHQUAKE HAD STRUCK YOUR

HEAD AND YOU WERE FEELING

THE AFTERSHOCKS OF THAT.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

THE BUZZING, THE VIBRATION

AND THE HUMMING.

AND I LOOKED UP AT THE SKY

AND SAID, I'M GOING TO DIE

TODAY.

Reporter: OVER THE

COURSE OF A COUPLE OF DAYS,

KEVIN'S CONDITION GREW

WORSE.

HIS EYESIGHT BEGAN TO FAIL,

HIS BALANCE WAS GONE, AND

HIS SPEECH WAS SLURED.

WHEN HE WENT TO THE

HOSPITAL, DOCTORS ADMITTED

HIM INTO I.C.U., WHERE THEY

RAN TESTS AND FOUND AN

ANEURYSM.

A CLOT HAD OPENED UP, AND

THEN THOUSANDS OF CLOTS WERE

IN MY ARM.

AND THEY THOUGHT HE MIGHT

HAVE TO AMPUTATE.

Reporter: IN ADDITION,

HE HAD SUFFERED THREE

STROKES.

HE HAD A TALK WITH GOD.

I BROKE DOWN AND CRIED.

I FELT LIKE THERE WAS A

DEATH IN THE FAMILY, AND IT

WAS ME.

Reporter: WHAT DID YOU

ASK HIM TO DO FOR YOU THAT

DAY?

HELP ME FIND THE

ACCEPTANCE IN THIS.

IF THIS IS THE BEST I'M

GOING TO BE, HELP ME FIGHT

THROUGH THIS EVERY DAY.

BECAUSE IT WAS TOUGH.

Reporter: YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH ALL OF THESE HEALTH

CHALLENGES.

YOU MET YOUR WIFE WHEN

YOU'RE AT THE PEAK OF YOUR

CAREER.

WERE YOU KIND OF SCARED THAT

SHE WAS GOING TO BAIL ON YOU

AND SAY, PERHAPS, NO, I

DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR ALL OF

THIS.

I WAS SCARED.

I WAS SCARED FOR MY FUTURE,

MY CAREER, MY LIFE, MY

KIDS.

I WAS SCARED FOR A LOT OF

DIFFERENT REASONS.

AND WE'RE FOUR MONTHS FROM

SAYING FOR BETTER OR WORSE,

AND SHE GETS WORSE BEFORE

SHE GETS TO SAY THOSE

LINES.

I WASN'T SCARED.

I DID NOT THINK THAT THIS

WAS GOING TO CHANGE OUR

LIVES.

I HAD, FOR SOME REASON, A

GREAT DEAL OF FAITH.

Reporter: KEVIN STARTED

REHABILITATION TO LEARN HOW

TO WALK AGAIN.

AS HIS SPEECH AND VISION GOT

BETTER, HE THOUGHT THE BEST

THING FOR HIM TO DO WAS TO

KEEP FILMING.

AS HE HEALED, THE HEALING

BROUGHT HIM MORE FAITH.

Reporter: AFTER ITS

SIXTH SEASON, THE HERCULES

SERIES ENDED.

ALTHOUGH KEVIN STILL HAD A

10% LOSS OF VISION IN BOTH

EYES, HE CONTINUED ACTING IN

MOVIES AND HIT TELEVISION

SERIES.

I'VE DONE 40 MOVIES SINCE

THEN AS WELL.

I'M SHOOTING ONE NOW, AND

I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE AFTER

THIS.

KNOCK ON WOOD, THANK GOD I'M

STILL WORKING.

YOUR OLD MAN STILL HAS GOT

SOME GUNS.

Reporter: KEVIN AND SAM

MARRIED, AND BY THE WAY,

THEY HAD TWO BOYS AND A

GIRL, IN THAT ORDER, JUST AS

THEY SAID THEY WOULD.

HE IS THE BEST MAN THAT I

KNOW.

AND THIS HAS ONLY MADE HIM

BETTER.

HE IS A GOOD GUY.

HE IS A GREAT DAD.

HE IS A GREAT HUSBAND.

AND HE IS A GREAT MAN.

FAITH IS NOT TANGIBLE.

YOU CAN'T TOUCH IT.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS A

BELIEF, SOMETHING THAT IS

INSIDE OF YOU.

AND I NEEDED HOPE AND FAITH

TO KEEP PUSHING MYSELF PAST

EVERY SINGLE DAY OF WHAT I

WAS GOING THROUGH AND WHAT I

FELT.

MY TRUE FAITH COMES FROM

GOD.

Gordon: YOU DON'T OFTEN

SEE WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE

SCENES OR THE STRUGGLES THAT

THE STARS ARE HAVING.

THEY TRY TO KEEP THAT ALL

PRIVATE.

YOU JUST SAW A TREMENDOUS

STORY OF RECOVERY, FROM WHAT

SEEMED TO BE HOPELESS.

WHAT DOCTORS WERE TALKING

ABOUT, AMPUTATION, STROKE,

AND YET THROUGH IT ALL FAITH

GOT HIM THROUGH.

THAT DECISION HE MADE AS A

TEENAGER THAT, YES, I WANT

JESUS.

I WANT THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE.

I WANT HIM TO BE IN MY LIFE,

GUIDING ME.

THAT SUSTAINED HIM THROUGH

THE TRIAL, THROUGH ALL OF

THE DIFFICULTY, WHERE HE GOT

TO THE OTHER SIDE WITH FAITH

AND HOPE AND LOVE.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS, WHY

DON'T YOU MEET HIM.

IT'S REAL SIMPLE.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS SAY,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

THIS IS REAL, IF YOU REALLY

LOVE ME, IF YOU REALLY CAME

TO SAVE ME, COULD YOU SHOW

ME?

COULD YOU BE REAL FOR ME?

COULD YOU COME INTO MY

HEART?

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF

YOU DO THAT WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, HE'LL COME.

THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS RIGHT

NOW HE IS KNOCKING AT THE

DOOR OF YOUR HEART.

AND IF ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE

AND OPEN THE DOOR, HE'LL

COME IN.

SO DO THAT.

OPEN THE DOOR.

IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO PRAY

WITH YOU, TO HELP YOU, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THE

OTHER END OF THAT PHONE.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN.

WE'RE HERE TO SHOW YOU THAT

GOD LOVES YOU.

GOD WANTS TO BE FOR YOU, AND

ONCE HE IS IN, HE PROMISES

HE'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU, HE'LL

NEVER FORSAKE YOU.

SO CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

UP NEXT, WE'LL GIVE YOU A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

ANOTHER HIT TV SHOW, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: CHRIS, JOY, AND

GIZMO MAY BE THE MOST

RECOGNIZABLE STARS OF

"SUPERBOOK," BUT THEY'RE NOT

THE ONLY ONES.

THERE ARE MANY AND MORE

STARS WHO WORK FOR MONTHS IN

ORDER TO GET EACH 30-MINUTE

EPISODE ON THE AIR.

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT

THEY DO.

Reporter: THE MAKING OF

A "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE BEGINS

WITH A BIBLE STORY, THAT IS

THEN CRAFT NOOD A SCRIPTURE,

INCLUDING CHRIS, JOY, AND

GIZMO.

FROM THERE PRODUCERS MEET

AND COMMISSION CONCEPT

ARTISTS TO CREATE VISUAL

IDEAS OF WHAT AN EPISODE

WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE ARTISTS' RENDERINGS ARE

SENT TO COMPUTER ANIMATORS

WHO WILL BEGIN TO BRING

"SUPERBOOK" TO LIFE.

MEANWHILE, VOICE ACTORS

ASSEMBLE TO DO WHAT IS

CALLED TABLE READS OF THE

SCRIPT, TO GIVE PRODUCERS AN

IDEA OF HOW THE STORY WILL

FLOW BETWEEN THE

CHARACTERS.

ARE YOU AN ANGEL?

MY NAME IS MICHAEL.

Reporter: THE NEXT STEP

IS TO PROFESSIONALLY RECORD

THE VOICES BEHIND THE

ANIMATED CHARACTERS.

I DO NOT FEAR YOU, SATAN,

FOR I SERVE THE LORD!

PITY.

Reporter: FINALLY THE

COMPUTER ANIMATION IS

CONNECTED TO THE VOICEOVERS,

CREATING WHAT YOU SEE IN THE

COMPLETED "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE.

Gordon: THAT'S A SNEAK

PEEK OF THE BEHIND THE

SCENES ON "SUPERBOOK."

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD

TO THE WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF

THIS.

IT IS HAPPENING AT THE START

OF NEXT YEAR.

WE'RE TAKING IT INTO 37

LANGUAGES.

THE FIRST ORIGINAL 13

EPISODES.

WE'RE IN PRODUCTION ON

ANOTHER 26, TAKING IT ALL

THE WAY TO 39 EPISODES.

AND LORD WILLING, WE CAN GO

TO 104, WHICH WOULD GIVE US

TWO YEARS OF BROADCASTING

BIBLE STORIES THAT WILL GO

AROUND THE WORLD.

OUR GOAL IS FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN TO SEE THE

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES IN JUST

THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS

ASKING YOU FOR HELP, TO SAY,

YES, I WANT TO HELP SPONSOR

"SUPERBOOK."

I WANT TO HELP WITH THE

PRODUCTION COSTS,

TRANSLATION COSTS,

DISTRIBUTION COSTS.

SO WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

AND FOR $25, THAT'S THE

DONATION WE'RE LOOKING FOR,

AND ABOUT EVERY SIX WEEKS

WE'LL SEND YOU THE LATEST

EPISODE, ALONG WITH TWO

OTHER COPIES THAT YOU CAN

SHARE WITH YOUR CHURCH, WITH

YOUR FAMILY, WITH FRIENDS.

WE WANT TO GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE OUT TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, AND

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT BY

JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

WE'VE ALREADY GOT SEVEN

EPISODES THAT HAVE BEEN

RELEASED.

THE ONE WE'RE OFFERING RIGHT

NOW IS CALLED "THE 10

COMMANDMENTS," THE STORY OF

MOSES ON THE MOUNTAIN OF

SINAI, AND GETTING THE 10

COMMANDMENTS FROM GOD.

> AND WE'RE LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE OTHER

EPISODES.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT ALL

THE WAY FROM GENESIS TO WHEN

JESUS COMES BACK, THE FINAL

BATTLE.

AND THESE STORIES CAN BE

YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT

UP, GO TO CBN.COM.

THERE IS A WHOLE LISTING OF

THE EPISODES THAT ARE

ALREADY OUT, AND YOU CAN

HAVE THOSE AS WELL.

SO DO IT TODAY.

CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

UP NEXT, A FORMER HEISMAN

TROPHY WINNER SUITS UP FOR

THE BATTLE OF HIS LIFE.

I KNEW AT THAT POINT THAT

GOD RESCUED ME.

GOD HAD A REASON FOR HER

TO BE THERE.

IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF

GOD'S GRACE THAT I'M SITTING

HERE.

I CAN ONLY SAY THAT THE

LORD SENT AN ANGEL AND

REMOVED LISA FROM THE CAR.

GOD CAN CONQUER

EVERYTHING, EVEN DEATH.

I LOVE GOD BECAUSE HE

SAVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SICK.

WATCH "THE 700 CLUB,"

NEXT.

Gordon: AS A

QUARTERBACK, DANNY LED THE

FLORIDA GATORS TO FOUR

STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLES,

WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP,

AND EARNED THE HEISMAN

TROPHY ALONG THE WAY.

RECENTLY LEE WEBB TALKED TO

HIM ABOUT A CHALLENGE BIGGER

THAN ANY HE EVER FACED ON

THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

Reporter: DANNY WOREFOL

IS AMONG COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S

MOST CELEBRATED PLAYERS.

HE WON THE 1996 HEISMAN

TROPHY, AND LED THE FLORIDA

GATORS TO THEIR FIRST

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

BUT ALL OF THE ACCOLADES

DIDN'T LEAD HIM ON THE

JOURNEY HE EXPECTED.

IN JUNE OF 2011, WHAT HE

THOUGHT WAS JUST A NORMAL

STOMACH VIRUS TURNED OUT TO

BE SOMETHING FAR MORE

SERIOUS.

AT 5 A.M., SOMEONE

KNOCKED ON MY BEDROOM DOOR

AND WOKE ME UP.

I OPENED THE DOOR AND IT WAS

THE DOCTOR.

AT 5 A.M., AND I SAID,

YOU'RE NOT HERE TO TELL ME

I'M OKAY, ARE YOU?

NO, HE SAID.

I'M HERE TO SEE IF YOU'RE

BREATHING.

HE SAID, I THINK YOU HAVE

DION BERET, AND IF YOU'RE

NOT CAREFUL, YOU CAN GET

PARALYZED SO QUICKLY YOU'RE

BREATHING STOPS.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

WAS RIGHT.

DANNY HAS GIAN BERET

DISORDER.

IT CAUSES YOUR IMMUNE

SYSTEM, IN EFFECT, TO TURN

ON ITSELF, ATTACKING YOUR

CELLS AND CAUSING MUSICAL

WEAKNESS AND SOMETIMES

PARAYLSIS.

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW HE IS

SICK, BUT JUST SITTING DOWN

TO DO THIS INTERVIEW TOOK

ALL OF THE STRENGTH DANNY

COULD MUSTER.

THIS DIFFICULT SCENARIO

HAS FORCED ME TO ACCEPT SOME

THINGS ABOUT MY HEART AND

LIFE AND REALITY THAT I

REALLY NEEDED TO LEARN.

THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU

USUALLY DON'T LEARN WHEN

THINGS ARE GOING WELL, WHEN

BUSINESS IS GREAT, WHEN

EVERYONE IS HEALTHY, WHEN

YOU'RE WINNING GAMES, WHEN

YOU'RE ACCEPTING TROPHIES.

Reporter: TELL US WHAT

IT IS HE HAS SHOWN YOU

THROUGH THIS.

IF WE'RE HONEST, EVEN AS

CHRISTIANS, IT IS NOT THAT

GOD MAKES EVERYTHING EASY

AND WONDERFUL FOR US.

IT CAN BE REALLY HARD.

AND HOW DO WE DEAL WITH

THAT?

WE USUALLY DON'T.

WE DON'T WANT TO.

WE WANT TO ACT LIKE IT IS

NOT THERE.

BUT TO ACCEPT SOME OF THOSE

THINGS WE JUST CAN'T CHANGE

AND TO TRUST GOD THROUGH

THEM, TO ME, IS THE DOORWAY

TO INTIMACY WITH THE LORD,

INTIMACY WITH PEOPLE, AND

ACCEPTING AND EMBRACING LIFE

AS GOD HAS CREATED IT TO

BE.

Reporter: THIS IS NOT

THE FIRST TIME DANNY HAS HAD

TO DEAL WITH THE

UNCERTAINTIES AND CHALLENGES

OF LIFE.

HIS NFL CAREER DIDN'T MATCH

HIS SUCCESS ON THE COLLEGE

GRID IRON.

IN 2002, HE DECIDED TO HANG

UP HIS HELMET AND TURN HIS

ATTENTION TO FULL-TIME

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.

HE REACHED OUT TO THE KIDS

ON THE TOUGHEST STREET IN

NEW ORLEANS, DESIRE STREET.

AT THE TIME IT WAS

CONSIDERED THE TOUGHEST

COMMUNITY IN THE CITY.

AT THAT TIME, HURRICANE

KATRINA STRUCK, AND DANNY

AND HIS WIFE LOST

EVERYTHING.

AND DESIRE MINISTRIES WAS

SUBMERGED IN EIGHT FEET OF

MERKY WATER.

THE MINISTRY RELOCATED TO

ATLANTA, BUT HIS WORK AND

INDEED HIS LIFE CAME TO A

HALT.

THIS WAS GOING FROM 50 TO

ZERO, AND EVERYTHING

STOPPED.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES

IT'S A LOT HARDER TO BE

STILL, TO BE QUIET, THEN IT

IS JUST TO GO.

I THINK WE LOVE TO GO

BECAUSE IT ALMOST PROTECTS

US FROM WHAT MIGHT COME UP

IF IT IS STILL AND QUIET.

Reporter: DANNY, HOW

WOULD YOU RESPOND TO THOSE

WHO MIGHT BE VIEWING WHAT

YOU'RE SAYING HERE AND

SAYING, WELL, IT SOUNDS LIKE

HE JUST DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH

FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT GOD

CAN HEAL HIM THROUGH THAT.

HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND TO

THAT?

I DON'T FOR A MINUTE

DOUBT THAT GOD COULD MAKE ME

TOTALLY WELL THIS MOMENT.

I BELIEVE HE COULD GROW MY

HAIR BACK IF HE WANTED TO.

I BELIEVE HE COULD MOVE THIS

BUILDING.

HE COULD DO ANYTHING HE

WANTED TO.

I TRUST THAT.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS HOW HE

WORKS.

AND AS MUCH AS WE WANT THAT

TO BE, THREATS JUS --

THAT'S JUST NOT ALWAYS HOW

HE WANTS TO.

THE KEY IS CAN YOU TRUST HIM

WHEN HE DOES IT A DIFFERENT

WAY THAN YOU WANT.

IT TAKES GREATER STRENGTH TO

HAVE FAITH WHEN YOU'RE

SICK.

Reporter: GOD HAS FOUND

A WAY FOR YOU TO RELATE TO

THOSE PEOPLE YOU MINISTER

TO.

IT HIT ME IN MY

HOPELESSNESS, I HAD EVERYONE

AROUND TO COMFORT AND CARE

AND TAKE CARE OF ME.

AND YET IN OUR OWN COUNTRY,

THERE ARE LITTLE KIDS THAT

NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE THIS

FEELING AND REALITY OF BEING

HELPLESS, BUT THE VERY ONES

THAT ARE THERE TO CARE FOR

THEM AND TAKE CARE OF THEM,

THEY'RE EITHER ABSENT OR

OFTEN NOT THERE AND NOT

DOING IT.

BUT THERE ARE -- AND THIS IS

WHERE I GET REAL EXCITED --

THERE ARE SOME AMAZING HEROS

IN THE INNER CITY THAT ARE

BEING A FATHER TO THE

FATHERLESS, TAKING CARE OF

THE ORPHANS AND THE WIDOWS.

THEY'RE GIVING THEIR LIVES,

THEMSELVES.

AND WHAT MOTIVATES ME IS WE

WANT TO BE THERE FOR THEM.

Reporter: DOCTORS

DIAGNOSED AND BEGAN

TREATMENT EARLY ENOUGH THAT

THEY BELIEVE HE WILL MAKE A

FULL RECOVERY.

BUT THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS.

EVEN THOUGH DANNY FACES THE

UNKNOWN, HIS GOALS REMAIN

CLEAR.

TO BE MORE FOCUSED, TO BE

MORE PASSIONATE.

TO CONTINUE TO BE AS

THOUGHTFUL AS POSSIBLE TO

MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT THAT

WE CAN IN THE FEW SHORT

YEARS THAT WE HAVE.

AND WE MAY WAKE UP ONE DAY

AND JUST WITH A FEW

HEARTBEATS LEFT, OR MAYBE IT

IS 10, 20, 30, 40 YEARS -- I

DON'T KNOW.

BUT I DO KNOW I'M GOING TO

BE DOING EVERYTHING I CAN

BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

Gordon: I'M GOING TO BE

DOING EVERYTHING I CAN

BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

I LOVE DANNY'S FAITH.

HERE IS HIS JOURNEY.

VERY SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE

QUARTERBACK, HEISMAN TROPHY

WINNER.

GOES INTO THE PROS, AND FOR

ONE REASON OR ANOTHER

DOESN'T REALLY CLICK IN THE

NFL, BUT HE SAYS, I'M NOT

GOING TO LET THAT STOP ME.

I'M GOING TO GO INTO

FULL-TIME MINISTRY.

AND WHAT DOES HE PICK?

HE PICKS ONE OF THE HARDEST

NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE UNITED

STATES.

HE GOES DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS,

AND HE IS THERE DOING ACTIVE

MINISTRY, AND THEN A

HORRIBLE STORM COMES.

KATRINA COMES AND WIPES HIM

OUT.

NOTHING LEFT.

SO BADLY HE HAS TO MOVE TO

ANOTHER CITY.

HE GOES TO ATLANTA AND

STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN.

SAYS, OKAY, I'M GOING TO DO

IT AGAIN.

AND THEN A MYSTERY DISEASE.

ONE THAT IS SO RARE BUT

COULD LITERALLY STOP HIM

FROM BREATHING.

AND IN ALL OF THAT, HE STILL

DOESN'T BLAME GOD.

SOMETIMES WE GET CONFUSED

BETWEEN THE OVERALL

SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND WHAT

HE HAS GIVEN TO US AS

DOMINION OVER EARTH, AND

WHAT IS GOING ON DOWN HERE.

HERE IT IS FROM THE LORD'S

PRAYER, AND WE NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THIS AND GET OUR

THEOLOGY RIGHT, BECAUSE THIS

IS WHAT JESUS IS ASKING US

TO PRAY.

IT'S FROM MATTHEW 6: 9-10:

"OUR FATHER, THOU ART IN

HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY

NAME."

DON'T CURSE HIM, BLESS HIM.

DON'T SHAKE YOUR FIST AT

HEAVEN AND SAY WHY, WHY,

WHY.

BLESS HIM.

HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.

AND THEN HERE IS THE POINT:

"THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL

WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN."

JESUS WOULDN'T ASK FOR US TO

PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL TO BE BE

DONE ON EARTH IF IT WERE

ALWAYS BEING DONE ON EARTH.

JESUS ISN'T ASKING US TO

PRAY EMPTY PRAYERS.

WHAT HE IS ASKING US TO PRAY

IS TO BRING HEAVEN DOWN.

THE DOMINION OF GOD.

THAT'S ANOTHER WAY TO

TRANSLATE THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

WHERE GOD'S RULES AND GOD'S

WAY ARE BEING DONE ON

EARTH.

SO IF HE IS ASKING US TO

PRAY IT, THEN JESUS IS

SAYING GOD'S WILL IS NOT

BEING DONE ON EARTH.

AND WE'RE HIS AGENTS.

WE'RE HIS AMBASSADORS, AND

JESUS HAS SPECIFICALLY

COMMISSIONED US TO PRAY FOR

THE KINGDOM TO COME, FOR THE

DOMINION OF GOD TO COME, AND

FOR HEAVEN TO COME.

HIS WILL BEING DONE ON EARTH

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

NOW, START THINKING TO

YOURSELF, IS ANYBODY SICK?

ANY HURRICANES IN HEAVEN?

ANY POOR NEIGHBORHOODS,

WHERE CHILDREN GROW UP IN

DESPERATE POVERTY?

IS THAT HAPPENING IN

HEAVEN?

WELL, THAT SHOWS YOU WHAT

GOD'S WILL IS.

AND SO DON'T FOR A MINUTE

DOUBT HIS WILL.

HIS WILL IS TO LOVE US, TO

SAVE US, TO RESCUE US.

AND THEN TO COMMISSION US TO

TAKE THE GOOD NEWS AND TO GO

AND HELP PEOPLE AND LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

THAT'S HIS WILL.

AND SO WHEN WE UNDERSTAND

AND GET OUR THEOLOGY RIGHT,

THEN WE HAVE THE SAME FAITH

THAT DANNY HAS.

THAT REGARDLESS OF WHAT

HAPPENS -- THE SAME FAITH

JOB HAD, THOUGH HE SLAY ME,

I WILL YET PRAISE HIM.

TO SAY, YES, I'M GOING TO DO

WHAT GOD ASKS ME TO DO.

LET'S GO OVER TO JOSEPH FOR

AN IN-BOX QUESTION.

WE HAVE DORSI.

SHE SAYS, "WHY DOES GOD HATE

ME.

ALL MY LIFE HE HAS DONE

NOTHING BUT TORTURE ME.

I CAN'T TAKE IT ANY LONGER.

I WISH I WAS NEVER BORN."

Gordon: YOU SOUND

ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE JOB.

JOB SAID I CURSE THE DAY I

WAS BORN.

BUT IN ALL OF THAT, AND I

WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO

READ THE BOOK OF JOB.

BIBLE SCHOLARS SAY IT IS ONE

OF THE OLDEST BOOKS OF THE

BIBLE.

IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

BOOKS EVER WRITTEN.

AND THE RABBIS VIEW IT AS

WISDOM LITERATURE.

THAT IF YOU READ JOB, YOU

GET WISDOM ON HOW TO LIVE

LIFE.

JOB IS HAVING THE SAME

COMPLAINT THAT YOU'RE

HAVING, I CURSE THE DAY THAT

I WAS BORN.

BUT JOB IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE

HE IS NOT BLAMING GOD.

HE IS SAYING I WILL NOT DO

THAT.

I WILL NOT CURSE GOD.

I WILL NOT BLAME HIM.

AND AT THE END, HE GETS A

VISION AND A REVELATION OF

GOD ALMIGHTY.

SO MUCH SO THAT HE IS ABLE

TO PRAY FOR THE ONES AROUND

HIM.

AND WHEN HE DOES THAT, GOD

RESTORES TO HIM DOUBLE.

SO DON'T THINK SOMEHOW GOD

IS TORTURING YOU.

JESUS PROMISED THAT IN THIS

LIFE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

PERSECUTION, WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE STRUGGLES, AND WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE DIFFICULTIES.

BUT IF WE HAVE THE LOVE OF

CHRIST IN US, THAT'S WHEN WE

BECOME MORE THAN

CONQUERERS.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO

TO HIM AND SAY, "HALLOWED BE

THY NAME."

LORD, I WANT TO LOVE YOU

WITH ALL OF MY HEART.

CAN YOU GIVE ME YOUR LOVE

FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND ME.

AND WATCH AND SEE WHAT

HAPPENS, AND SEE IF YOUR

LIFE DOESN'T CHANGE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM GALATIANS: "BEAR

ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS AND SO

FULFILL THE LAW OF CHRIST."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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