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700 Club Interactive: Max Lucado Prays for You - August 31, 2012

Pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado joins Gordon Robertson for a time of ministry with viewers. Read Transcript


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[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE WANT YOU TO THINK

OF YOUR FAVORITE STORY.

MAYBE IT'S AN ADVENTURE,

LIKE LORD OF THE RINGS,

MAYBE IT IS A FAIRY TALE,

LIKE CINDERELLA.

MAYBE IT COMES STRAIGHT FROM

THE BIBLE, LIKE NOAH AND THE

ARC.

WHEN WE THINK OF THE

GREATEST STORIES OF ALL

TIME, WE USUALLY THINK OF

TIMELESS CLASSICS WRITTEN

THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.

IN HIS NEW BOOK, "GOD'S

STORY, YOUR STORY," THE

AUTHOR SAYS THE BEST STORIES

EVERY TOLD ARE YOUR OWN.

MAX JOINS US VIA SKYPE.

MAX, THANKS FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

IT IS A TREAT TO HAVE A FEW

MINUTES TO TALK WITH YOU.

Gordon: YOU BEGIN YOUR

BOOK WITH THE STORY OF A

TRIP TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S

HOUSE WHEN YOU WERE 10 YEARS

OLD.

WHAT IS THAT SUCH AN

IMPORTANT STORY?

THE STORY STARTS WITH MY

PARENTS SENDING ME TO MY

GRANDPARENTS' HOUSE, AND

THEY THINK I NEEDED A LITTLE

TIME WITH MY GRANDMA AND

GRANDPA, BUT IT WAS A SMALL

TOWN AND DULLSVILLE.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

IT ALL CHANGED WHEN MY

GRANDMOTHER BEGAN TALKING TO

ME ABOUT MY BIOLOGICAL

GRANDFATHER.

I ASSUMED THAT MY

GRANDFATHER THAT I KNEW WAS

MY BIOLOGICAL ONE.

I WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OF AGE.

IT'S NOT THAT THEY HADN'T

TOLD ME.

MAYBE I HADN'T PAID

ATTENTION.

SHE BEGAN TELLING ME ABOUT

HER FIRST HUSBAND WHO DIED

OF TURKMENISTAN AOF

TUBERCULOSIS AT THE AGE OF

33.

HOW HE MOVED FROM OKLAHOMA

TO WEST TEXAS TO TRY TO FIND

FERTILE LAND AND A FRESH

START TO THE FAMILY.

ONLY TO BE INTERRUPTED BY

DISEASE.

AND SHE TOOK HIM BACK TO

OKLAHOMA AND HE DIED IN HER

ARMS.

WHAT I TOLD YOU IN ABOUT A

MINUTE, TOOK HER ALL

AFTERNOON TO DESCRIBE.

AND I ATE IT UP.

AND HERE IS WHY: ALL OF A

SUDDEN I CONNECTING TO THE

BIGGER PICTURE OF MY STORY.

IT'S THE SAME THING THAT

MIGHT HA HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY

IF THEY FIND OUT THEY'RE

DESCENTANTS OF NATIVE

AMERICANS.

WE LONG TO KNOW WHERE WE

CAME FROM.

THIS IS WHY THE BIBLE IS SO

IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE GOD'S STORY TELLS US

WHERE WE CAME FROM.

NOT JUST FROM BIOLOGICAL

PARENTS, BUT FROM THE

GREATEST MIND AND THE

KINDEST HEART IN THE HISTORY

OF THE UNIVERSE.

THAT DETERMINED BEFORE THE

EARTH BEGAN, WE COME FROM

HIM, AND WE'RE PART OF HIS

STORY THAT IS BEING LIVED

OUT RIGHT NOW IN HISTORY.

Gordon: MAX, YOU SAID

THE HALLMARK OF ANY STORY IS

DRAMA.

YOU'RE CERTAINLY GETTING

INTO THAT.

ALL OF US HAVE THIS CONCEPT

OF HOW DID I GET HERE AND

WHAT IS MY ORIGIN.

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU SAY

THE ORDINARY MATTERS.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

Reporter: WHAT I'VE

DONE IN THIS BOOK IS TRY TO

HELP A PERSON WHO IS TRYING

TO UNDERSTAND THEIR STORY IN

LIGHT OF GOD'S STORY.

MY BIG CONTENTION IS THAT

LIFE ONLY MAKES SENSE WHEN

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S NOT

YOUR STORY THAT MATTERS, BUT

GOD'S STORY, AND THEN

FITTING INTO HIS STORY.

SO I WENT THROUGH THE NEW

TESTAMENT, AND I LOOKED AT

THE 11 MAIN EVENTS OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT, TALKING ABOUT

HOW GOD BRINGS HIS STORY

INTO COMMON LIVES LIKE OURS

AND CHANGES OUR STORIES

FOREVER.

THE BEST EXAMPLE, THE BIRTH

OF JESUS WITH THE LIVES OF

MARY AND JOSEPH.

THESE TWO PEOPLE COULD NOT

HAVE BEEN MORE ORDINARY.

IF THEY WERE ALIVE TODAY,

YOU WOULDN'T EVEN NOTICE

THEM IF THEY WALKED THROUGH

A SHOPPING MALL.

NO ONE WOULD STOP AND SAY,

THERE IS JOSEPH AND MARY.

THEY LIVED IN A SMALL TOWN

ON THE FRIRCHL O FRINGE OF

THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

THEY WERE PEASANTS.

BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE OPEN

TO GOD'S STORY, GOD'S WORK

THROUGH HISTORY, THEY BECAME

INVOLVED IN THE MOST

EXCITING EVENT IN THE

HISTORY OF HUMANITY, THE

BIRTH OF JESUS.

I THINK THAT IS YET JUST

ANOTHER EXAMPLE.

HOW IF WE OPEN OURSELVES UP

TO GOD'S STORY, HE USES

ORDINARY PEOPLE, JUST LIKE

US.

INTO WHICH HE PLACES HIMSELF

AND THROUGH WHICH HE IS BORN

INTO THE WORLD.

Gordon: MAX, YOU SAY

THE TERROR ATTACKS OF 9/11

REVEALED AN INTERESTING

STORY ABOUT AMERICANS.

WHAT WAS THAT?

IT IS KIND OF GOOD NEWS

AND BAD NEWS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

ABOUT THIS.

BUT I WAS STRUCK, FIRST OF

ALL, WITH THE IMMEDIATE

RESPONSE OF AMERICANS TO

PRAYER.

I KNOW OF A CHURCH ON 9/12,

SEPTEMBER 12, THAT FILLED

AND EMPTIED ITSELF SIX

DIFFERENT TIMES.

I KNOW OF CHURCHES ALL OVER

THE NATION ON

SEPTEMBER 12th THAT

WORSHIPPED.

WE PUT A SIGN UP THAT SAYS

PRAYER SERVICE ON 9/12.

THE PLACE WAS PACKED NOT

JUST THAT NIGHT, BUT THE

NEXT NIGHT AND THE NEXT

WEEK.

THAT TELLS ME NO MATTER WHAT

PEOPLE SAY, DOWN DEEP WE'RE

HUNGRY FOR SPIRITUAL

SOLUTIONS TO THE EARTHLY

PROBLEMS.

THE DOWNSIDE OF THAT IS WHAT

BEGAN AS A SPIRITUAL HUNGER

FOR MANY PEOPLE REALLY DID

NOT MATERIALIZE INTO A

REVIVAL, INTO A COMMITMENT,

INTO A LONGING TO WALK WITH

GOD.

WE WANTED GOD TO COME IN AND

GET US OUT OF OUR BAD

SITUATION, BUT NOT STAY WITH

US.

AND THIS IS THE REASON, I

BELIEVE, THAT MANY PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE

TO HAVE AN ONGOING, VIBRANT

WALK WITH GOD.

WE JUST TURN TO HIM IN

MOMENTS OF CRISIS, BUT WE

TURN AWAY FROM HIM IN

MOMENTS OF NORMALCY OR EVEN

AFFLUENCE.

THIS HAS BEEN THE STORY

THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

SO I THINK WE UNVEILED ON

9/11 THAT WE REALLY ARE

SPIRITUAL PEOPLE, BUT WE

DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOCK IN

AND FOLLOW GOD IN A SPIRIT

OF DISCIPLESHIP.

Gordon: A LOT OF

AMERICANS, I HEAR, ARE

TURNING AWAY FROM RELIGION.

AND ORGANIZED RELIGION HAS

BECOME A BAD WORD.

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANY

PART OF ORGANIZED RELIGION.

DO YOU SEE US TURNING

INCREASINGLY THAT WAY?

DO YOU HAVE HOPE THAT THE

STORY OF AMERICA IN THE

FUTURE COULD BE A STORY OF

REVIVAL AND REPENTANCE AND

GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS?

OR DO YOU SEE US GOING THE

OTHER WAY?

THAT'S A WONDERFUL

QUESTION, AND I ASK IT

MYSELF QUITE OFTEN.

I ASKED IT JUST THIS MORNING

IN PRAYER AS I WAS PRAYING

FOR OUR COUNTRY.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT REVIVAL

IS GOING TO HAVE TO BEGIN IN

THE CHURCH.

AND THAT REVIVAL IS GOING TO

HAVE TO BEGIN IN THE FORM OF

A RADICAL COMMITMENT TO THE

PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST.

I BELIEVE THAT THE ONGOING

DEVELOPMENT OF JUST

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY IN THE

BUILDING OF MORE BUILDINGS,

AND THE INCREASING NUMBER OF

PROGRAMS, THAT'S WEARING

OUT.

BUT WHERE THERE CAN BE A

VIBRANT RELATIONSHIP WITH A

PERSON AND GOD, THAT PERSON

CAN THEN BECOME A LIFE

CHANGER IN HIS OR HER OWN

NEIGHBORHOOD.

I THINK IN THE FUTURE, THERE

IS GOING TO BE AN ATTEMPT TO

BLUR THE LINES BETWEEN

CHRISTIANITY AND ALL OTHER

WORLD RELIGIONS.

THERE IS AN ATTEMPT BY THE

MEDIA TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY

LOOK LIKE BUDDHISM OR

HINDUISM.

I THINK AS CHRISTIANS, WE

NEED TO BE KIND AND FIRM.

WE NEED TO BE KIND.

WE'RE NOT PURVEYORS OF

HATE.

WE NEED TO BE BE FIRM AND

POINT OUT THAT THE GOSPEL IS

ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE IN WORLD

HISTORY.

NO OTHER RELIGION OR

PHILOSOPHY OFFERS SALVATION

TO PEOPLE WHO DESERVE DEATH,

WHO ARE GUILTY, THROUGH THE

SACRIFICE OF GOD ON THE

CROSS.

THIS IS A UNIQUE MESSAGE.

I'M THINKING WE'RE GOING TO

PASS THROUGH A TIME OF

DIFFICULTY, BUT THEN THE

CHURCH IS GOING TO RECLAIM

THE PURE MESSAGE OF THE

GOSPEL.

WE'RE GOING TO SET ASIDE

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

DENOMINATIONS.

I THINK WE'RE DOING THAT

ALREADY.

AND WE'RE GOING TO LEARN

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PEOPLE

WHO WERE BOUGHT BY CHRIST,

ADOPTED BY CHRIST, AND

ACQUITTED BY CHRIST.

THIS MAY COME DURING A TIME

OF PERSECUTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE

AUTHORITIES ARE EVER GOING

TO EMBRACE THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL EVER

GET BACK TO WHERE OUR

NATIONAL FOREFATHERS WERE,

BUT I AM OPTMISTIC WHERE

THERE IS A COMMITMENT TO THE

MESSAGE OF JESUS, THERE IS A

HOPE FOR REVIVAL.

Gordon: MAX, I'LL LEAVE

YOU WITH THAT.

THAT WAS A GREAT WORD.

CHRISTIANS SHINE THE

BRIGHTEST IN TIMES OF

ADVERSE SATELLITE.

ADVERSITY, I THINK NOW MORE

THAN EVER, WE NEED TO BE

SHINING.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "GOD'S

STORY, YOUR STORY."

IT IS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE.

MAX, THANKS FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE

INVITATION.

Gordon: IT HAS BEEN

SAID EVERYONE HAS A STORY,

AND WE WANT TO HEAR YOURS.

GO TO

Facebook.COM/"700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" AND TELL US

YOURS.

STILL AHEAD, THE STORY OF

THE WINNING ESTQUARTERBACK

IN NCAA DIVISION ONE

HISTORY.

COLT McCOY TELLS US HOW HE

CAME BACK FROM A CRIPPLING

INJURY AND BECAME AN NFL

STAR.

Gordon: COLT McCOY

WAS A FOUR-YEAR STARTER AND

A STELLER ATHLETE FOR THE

TEXAS LONGHORNS, BUT DURING

THE FINAL GAME OF HIS

COLLEGE CAREER, COLT WAS

SIDELINED WITH A SHOULDER

INJURY THAT NOT ONLY PUT HIM

OUT OF THE GAME, IT ALMOST

COST HIM HIS FOOTBALL

CAREER.

Reporter: CLEVELAND

BROWNS' QUARTERBACK COLT

McCOY IS MAKING A NAME FOR

HIMSELF IN THE NFL.

BACK IN COLLEGE, HIS

STATISTICS ARE

UNPRECEDENTED.

IN ONE SEASON, HE WON 45

GAMES, MORE THAN ANY OTHER

QUARTERBACK.

IN HIS LAST GAME AS A

LONGHORN, THE 2010 B.C.S.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HE

SUFFERED A SHOULDER INJURY

TO COULD HAVE CRUSHED HIS

NFL FUTURE.

I'M JUST PLAYING THE

GAME, AND I GET HIT THE

WRONG WAY, AND I'M DONE.

TO SIT ON THE SIDE AND BE A

CHEERLEADER, WHICH IS ALL I

CAN DO, AT THAT POINT, AND

WATCH THEM LOSE THAT GAME

AND THE HEARTACHE FROM THAT,

I WAS TORE UP.

Reporter: DANIEL COLT

McCOY GREW UP IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME WITH HIS TWO

YOUNGER BROTHERS IN TEXAS.

HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN

HIMSELF WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS

OLD.

MY PARENTS DID A GREAT

JOB WHEN I WAS GROWING UP,

ME AND MY BROTHERS, OF

HAVING US IN CHURCH ALL OF

IT'S TIME.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS

WHERE I JUST REALLY WAS

CONVICTED.

TARGETESTARTED GETTING

CONVICTED OVER THE SUMMER

AND WAS READING MY BIBLE A

LOT AND REALLY STUDYING.

THAT WAS AT THE TIME I WAS

REALLY STARTING TO GROW INTO

MYSELF AND MATURE A LITTLE

BIT, AND I JUST REALLY FELT

THAT THAT WAS THE TIME.

THAT WAS REALLY THE TIME

WHERE I WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

THIS IS REAL.

GOD IS REAL.

AND HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, AND

I WANT TO BE ON BOARD.

AND THAT'S WHEN I REALLY

MADE THE DECISION TO, YOU

KNOW, FOLLOW CHRIST.

Reporter: COLT PLAYED

BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL AS A

BOY.

BUT HE DIDN'T PLAY FOOTBALL

UNTIL HE WAS IN THE SEVENTH

GRADE.

IN HISTORY, HIS FATHER WAS

HIS HEAD COACH.

AND HE SAYS IT WAS AN

ENORMOUS CHALLENGE FOR HIM.

Reporter: WAS IT

CHALLENGING BECAUSE YOU WERE

PLAYING FOOTBALL FOR YOUR

FATHER?

IT WAS HARD PLAYING FOR

MY DAD.

IT WAS HARD TO SEPARATE MY

DAD AS A COACH OR MY DAD AS

A DAD.

WHICH GUY IS IT?

AND, YOU KNOW, IT WAS -- I

HAD TO WORK TWICE AS HARD AS

ANYBODY ELSE JUST TO EARN A

JOB.

Reporter: COLT DIDN'T

BECOME A STARTER IN HIGH

SCHOOL UNTIL HIS SOPHOMORE

YEAR, BUT WITHIN THREE

SEASONS, COLT BECAME THE

ALL-TIME LEADING PASSER FOR

THE STATE OF TEXAS, DWIS

DIVISION 2A.

DURING THE 2006 SEASON, HE

BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR

THE MOST TOUCHDOWNS THROWN

IN A SINGLE SEASON.

FAST FORWARD TO A THE 2010

DRAFT.

BECAUSE OF THE SHOULDER

INJURY, HE WASN'T SELECTED

IN THE FIRST OR SECOND

ROUND.

Reporter: WHAT WAS IT

LIKE, WATCHING A DRAFT,

HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA

WHAT OR WHEN YOU WERE

GOING -- OR IF AND WHEN YOU

WERE GOING TO GET PICKED

UP.

BY THIS TIME IN THE

DRAFT, I'M THINKING, JUST

GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY.

I DON'T CARE IF I'M A FREE

AGENT.

JUST GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY

TO GO PLAY.

THAT'S ALL I WANT.

Reporter: IN THE THIRD

ROUND, COLT GETS THE CALL

FROM THE CLEVELAND BROWNS.

THE CLEVELAND BROWNS

SELECT COLT McCOY,

QUARTERBACK, TEXAS.

Reporter: BY THE END OF

THE 2010 NFL SEASON, COLT

WAS NAMED THE STARTING

QUARTERBACK.

RECENTLY COLT RELEASED A

BOOK WITH HIS FATHER

ENTITLED "GROWING UP COLT"

WITH A SHARE ABOUT COLT'S

PERSISTENT JOURNEY IN THE

NFL.

NOW IN HIS SECOND SEASON, HE

SAYS WHATEVER HAPPENS, HE IS

READY TO BE THE LEADER GOD

HAS CALLED HIM TO BE.

Reporter: WHO DO YOU

WANT COLT McCOY TO BE FOR

THE CITY OF CLEVELAND?

I WANT TO DO THE SAME

THING I DID AND HAVE THE

SAME ATTITUDE I HAD WHEN I

CAME TO AUSTIN.

I JUST WANT TO BE THE

LIGHT.

THAT'S IT.

A CITY ON A HILL CANNOT BE

HIDDEN.

THE NUMBER ONE THING IN MY

LIFE IS JESUS CHRIST.

AND WITHOUT HIM, I'M

NOTHING.

WITHOUT HIM, I HAVE

ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING.

AND I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW

THAT AND TO KNOW THAT, HEY,

YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME GIFT,

THE SAME OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S FREE.

GOD'S GRACE IS FREE.

AND HE SENT HIS SON TO THIS

EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS

FOR OUR SINS AND GIVES US

THAT GRACE, THAT HOPE OF

KNOWING SOME DAY, WHEN I

PASS THIS EARTH, I'LL HAVE

AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE WITH

HIM FOR ETERNITY.

Gordon: YOU GET THAT

SAME OPPORTUNITY.

AND WHAT COLT DISCOVERED,

YOU CAN HAVE, TOO.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDER HOW

CAN I GET TO GOD?

YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE OTHER

RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD,

HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, ISLAM,

AND IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW CAN

I PERFECT MYSELF SO THAT GOD

WILL PAY ATTENTION TO ME.

NOW, WITH SOME OF THEM, LIKE

BUDDHISM, IT IS HOW CAN I

EMPTY MYSELF SO THERE IS

NOTHING LEFT, AND THERE IS

NO DESIRE LEFT.

AND SOMEHOW I CAN FIND

NIRVANA IN THAT EMPTYING

PROCESS, IN THE EMPTINESS,

WHERE THERE IS NO MORE OF

ME.

WELL, YOU LOOK AT ALL OF

THOSE THINGS, AND IT IS ALL

ABOUT HOW CAN YOU PERFECT

YOURSELF.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT?

JESUS SAYS I'LL MAKE IT FOR

YOU.

I'LL MAKE THE WAY.

YOU WANT TO FIND GOD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME

TO ME.

HE SAYS IT VERY CLEARLY, "I

AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND

THE LIFE.

NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER

BUT BY ME."

NOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

IT, CAN YOU BE GOOD ENOUGH?

CAN YOU THINK ENOUGH GOOD

THOUGHTS?

CAN YOU, YOU KNOW, DENY

YOURSELF ENOUGH?

CAN YOU DO THAT?

WHERE SUDDENLY YOU'RE GOING

TO STOP BEING YOU AND TAKE

ON SOME OTHER FORM?

WELL, THE ANSWER IS QUITE

CLEARLY YOU CAN'T.

IF YOU'VE GOT TO THINK TWO

GOOD THOUGHTS FOR EVERY BAD

THOUGHT YOU THINK, YOU'RE

GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME

TRYING TO THINK GOOD

THOUGHTS.

YOU COME TO THE REALIZATION

I CAN'T DO IT.

I CAN'T GET THERE FROM

HERE.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS, AND IT'S

THE BEST NEWS THAT THE WORLD

HAS EVER HEARD, GOD SAYS

I'LL BE YOUR SALVATION.

I'LL TAKE ALL OF THE

PENALTY.

I'LL TAKE IT ALL.

MY BLOOD IS SUFFICIENT.

WHEN I OFFER MYSELF FOR YOUR

SINS, IT WILL BE SUFFICIENT,

AND IT WILL BE SUFFICIENT

FOR ALL TIME.

I'LL EVEN TAKE CARE OF THE

SINS YOU HAVEN'T COMMITTED

YET.

AND I'LL DO THAT BECAUSE I

LOVE YOU.

AND I WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY

WITH YOU.

NOW, THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS.

THAT'S WHAT HE SAID TO HIS

DISCIPLES.

I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR

YOU.

I WANT YOU, SO THAT WHERE I

AM, YOU CAN BE WITH ME.

I WANT YOU TO BE WITH ME.

NOW, WILL YOU TAKE THAT

INVITATION AND WILL YOU SAY

YES TO IT?

THE BIBLE SAYS VERY CLEARLY,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART, AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, AND YOU SHALL BE

SAVED.

NOW, I WANT TO MAKE IT EASY

FOR YOU.

JUST LIKE JESUS MADE IT

EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE ON HIM AND CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP

THE PHONE AND MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL.

IT'S UP ON THE SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL THAT NUMBER,

THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY ON

THE OTHER END WHO IS GOING

TO PRAY WITH YOU.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS SAY,

I WANT TO KNOW -- I WANT TO

KNOW IS JESUS REAL?

AND THEY'LL LEAD YOU IN A

PRAYER.

AND IT'S REAL SIMPLE.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, SHOW

ME.

JESUS, CAN YOU COME INTO MY

HEART?

CAN YOU DO FOR ME WHAT

YOU'VE DONE FOR OTHERS?

CAN YOU CLEAN ME?

CAN YOU MAKE ME NEW?

CAN YOU FORGIVE ME?

THE WONDERFUL ANSWER IS

YES.

AND IT'S ALWAYS YES.

AND IT'S AN ETERNAL YES.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CRY

OUT TO HIM AND HE'LL ANSWER

YOU.

CALL US, 1-888-777-1999.

COMING UP, WE'LL GIVE YOU A

UNIQUE LOOK AT SOME OF THE

GREATEST SUPER HERO STORIES

OF ALL TIME.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: THIS PAST

SUMMER, ABOUT A HALF DOZEN

SUPER HERO MOVIES HIT

THEATERS.

NEXT YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE

MORE ACTION-PACKED, AND IT'S

NO PRICE.

KIDS WANT TO BE HEROS.

HERE IS AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT

THE NEW "SUPERBOOK" SERIES.

[YELLING]

TOTALLY AWESOME, CHRIS.

GIVE IT BACK.

OOH, GIVE IT BACK.

AH, CRY BABY.

HELP!

WHERE ARE WE?

I CANNOT LOCK IN ON OUR

TIME OR LOCATION.

I AM ADAM.

AND I AM CALLED EVE.

WHY IS HE WEARING

CLOTHES?

IS MOSES TALKING TO A

PLANT.

WHO ARE YOU?

I'M DAVID.

I PLAY FOR GOD.

I KIND OF WISH I HAD MY

GUITAR NOW.

DANIEL, YOU HAVE TO

LISTEN TO US.

AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE?

YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER.

THERE IS A PLOT TO HAVE YOU

KILLED.

LUCIFER, YOU HAVE SINNED

AGAINST THE LORD.

WHY DID HE DO THIS?

HE THOUGHT HE COULD BE

LIKE GOD.

EARTH WILL BE MY NEW

DOMAIN.

LET MY PEOPLE GO!

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO

GET TO THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD

WITH THE RED SEA IN OUR

WAY?

HAVE FAITH.

THE LORD HAS A PLAN.

YOU WOULDN'T HAPPEN TO

KNOW WHAT THAT PLAN IS,

WOULD YOU, MOSES?

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE HE

DIDN'T CARE THAT HE WAS

GOING TO GET THROWN TO THE

LIONS FOR PRAYING.

DANIEL DID WHAT HE

BELIEVED WAS RIGHT, CHRIS.

IF DANIEL COULD DO THE

RIGHT THING, SO CAN I.

GIVE HIM BACK HIS

SKATEBOARD.

AND DON'T CALL ME KID.

TOMMY, NOT A GOOD TIME.

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK,"

WE'RE GOING TO BE TELLING

YOU IN NOVEMBER HOW YOU CAN

GET THE WHOLE SERIES, IF YOU

WANT.

RIGHT NOW WHAT WE'RE ASKING

FOR IS HELP WITH THE

PRODUCTION.

WE'RE IN THE PRODUCTION OF

26 EPISODES FOR WORLDWIDE

BROADCAST.

WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING IT

TRANSLATED INTO 18 LANGUAGES

TO REACH THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

OUR GOAL IS FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD TO

WATCH THIS SERIES OVER THE

NEXT FIVE YEARS.

AND THE GREAT NEWS IS YOU

CAN BE A PART OF IT.

YOU CAN HELP US WITH IT.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO

IS TO SAY I'LL CONTRIBUTE TO

THE PRODUCTION COSTS OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES.

WE'RE ASKING FOR A ONE-TIME

GIFT OF $25.

AND WHEN YOU SEND US THAT,

WE'LL SEND AS OUR GIFT BACK

TO YOU, "LET MY PEOPLE GO,"

THE CBN PARTNER EDITION OF

THE STORY OF EXODUS.

COME NOVEMBER, WE'LL BE

ISSUING THE CHRISTMAS STORY,

AND THEN THE STORY OF

DANIEL.

WE'RE GOING TO WALK THROUGH

THE MAJOR STORIES OF THE

BIBLE, TAKE CHILDREN FROM

GENESIS ALL THE WAY TO WHEN

JESUS COMES BACK, SO THEY

KNOW THE GOSPEL AND THEY

KNOW THE MAJOR STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

AND WE PRESENT IT TO THEM IN

A WAY THAT THEY CAN HEAR AND

THEY CAN UNDERSTAND.

IF YOU WANT THIS, CALL US

RIGHT NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

PART OF THE "SUPERBOOK"

PRODUCTION, AND HERE IS MY

GIFT OF $25.

AND WE'LL RUSH THIS OUT TO

YOU.

"LET MY PEOPLE GO, THE STORY

OF EXODUS."

AND YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

"SUPERBOOK."

AGAIN, FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU THE

STORY OF EXODUS.

IT IS TIME TO TAKE SOME

MINISTRY CALLS.

HERE IS LILIA ON THE PHONE.

HI, LILIA?

Caller: HI.

Gordon: HOW CAN I PRAY

FOR YOU.

Caller: I HAVE LUNG

CANCER AND I HAVE A

SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND A

LOT OF COUGH.

Gordon: I'M GOING TO

ASK MARGUERITE TO PRAY FOR

YOU AND WE'LL SEE WHAT GOD

DOES.

THANK YOU, LORD.

I THANK YOU FOR LILIA.

THANK YOU, JESUS.

YOU PAID THE PRICE FOR HER

COMPLETE HEALING.

IN JESUS' NAME, I DECLARE

HEALING OVER YOUR LIFE.

I SPEAK TO EVERY CANCER CELL

TO DIE IN JESUS' NAME, AND I

SPEAK LIFE TO YOUR LUNGS,

LIFE TO YOUR BREATHING.

THANK YOU, LORD, FOR YOUR

PRESENCE.

THANK YOU FOR COVERING THIS

WOMAN.

THANK YOU, LORD.

JUST TAKE A DEEP BREATH,

LILIA.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE

DOING.

I SPEAK LIFE TO EVERY CELL

IN YOUR BODY.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

THANK YOU FOR COVERING HER.

THANK YOU, JESUS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

TAKE AUTHORITY OF THAT

INFIRMITY IN JESUS' NAME,

AND I SAY BE GONE IN JESUS'

NAME.

Caller: AMEN.

I SPEAK PEACE TO YOUR

BODY.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PEACE,

LORD.

THANK YOU FOR PRESENCE,

LORD.

Caller: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

HOW DO YOU FEEL, LILIA?

DO YOU FEEL THE LORD'S

PRESENCE?

Caller: YES.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IS THERE ANY CHANGE IN

YOUR BODY?

Caller: NO PAIN.

JUST SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

NO PAIN.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

I ASK THAT YOU FEEL THIS

HEALING.

LILIA, I SEE THE LORD WANTS

YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE SO, SO

PRECIOUS TO HIM.

HE HAS NOT OVERLOOKED YOU.

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE YOU

ARE.

I HEAR HIM SAYING THERE IS

SO MUCH MORE FOR YOU.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

DREAM.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THINK OF THE THINGS YOU

ENJOY DOING, BECAUSE THE

LORD WANTS TO GIVE YOU MORE

OF THOSE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

Gordon: AND, LORD, WE

ALSO PRAY FOR LILIA -- WE

TAKE AUTHORITY OVER ANY FEAR

IN HER LIFE AND FEAR OF THE

FUTURE.

AND WE JUST SPEAK YOUR

PERFECT LOVE, WHICH CASTS

OUT ALL FEAR.

AND JUST LET LILIA KNOW

RIGHT NOW THAT YOU HAVE HER

FUTURE.

AND SHE'S IN YOUR HAND NOW.

AND LET THAT PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING

JUST FLOW THROUGH HER MIND,

HER HEART, HER LUNGS, HER

INNER MOST BEING, AND JUST

LET PEACE BE ALL AROUND HER

AND IN HER.

AND NOW WE ASK FOR BREATH,

AND WE ASK FOR LIFE.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU BREATHE

ON HER NOW.

AND FILL HER WITH THE BREATH

OF LIFE, NO ENERGY, NEW

VITALITY, NO LIFE FROM THE

BREATH.

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

Caller: AMEN.

Consuelo: LILIA, CAN

YOU TAKE A DEEP BREATH?

A LOT OF PEOPLE PRAYING FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW IN THE

CHATROOM.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH FOR ME.

Caller: I CAN TAKE A

DEEP BREATH.

Gordon: IS THAT

BETTER?

Caller: IT IS NOT A BIG

BREATH, BUT IT IS A FAST

BREATH.

Gordon: A FAST BREATH.

JUST REST IN THAT, AND LET

US KNOW WHAT GOD IS DOING

FOR YOU.

Gordon: IS YOUR PAIN

GONE.

Caller: YES -- I DON'T

HAVE PAIN.

Gordon: JUST SHORTNESS

OF BREATH?

Caller: YES.

JUST SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND

COUGH.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

LILIA.

WE'LL KEEP PRAYING.

YOU KEEP PRAYING.

KEEP BELIEVING.

Caller: THANK YOU.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR CALLING.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM FROM JOEL 1:

"TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT IT

IN THE YEARS TO COME, AND

LET YOUR CHILDREN TELL YOUR

STORY.

PASS THE STORY DOWN FROM

GENERATION TO GENERATION."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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