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Bring It On: Worthy Of Marriage

What can I do to make myself worthy of marriage? Why do people spend their entire life "making memories."? What are we here for? If I give my tithes and offerings to God first would it be against biblical standard to play the lottery ... Read Transcript


ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO

JUMP RIGHT IN WITH HOLLY WHO

SAYS, "I'M A CHRISTIAN, AND

FOR THREE YEARS I WAS A LADY

TRUCK DRIVER.

I WANTED TO BECOME AN OWNER

-OPERATOR AND JUST WORKED

SHORT HAULS, BUT LAST YEAR I

WAS INVOLVED IN A ACCIDENT

THAT EVENTUALLY LED ME TO

HAVE MY COMMERCIAL LICENSE

SUSPENDED, AND ON TOP OF

THAT, MY EMPLOYER STOLE A

LOT OF MONEY FROM ME.

MY DESIRE IS TO BE MARRIED,

I'M 44, AND I'M HAVING TO

RESTART MY LIFE OVER.

NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE

NOTHING TO OFFER A MAN OR

MARRIAGE."

I'M JUST GOING TO START WITH

THAT.

Pat: YOU DON'T HAVE TO

COME TO A MARRIAGE WITH A

BUNCH OF MONEY OR 10

TRUCKS.

YOU SAY WHAT HAVE I GOT TO

OFFER?

YOU'RE CREATIVE.

YOU'RE AN ENTREPRENEUR.

YOU'RE DYNAMIC.

YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE

YOUR OWN WAY IN LIFE.

IF YOU CAN HANDLE A BIG RIG

ON THE ROAD, THE PROBLEM IS

WHAT YOU MAY OFFER YOUR MAN

IS SO MUCH GREATER THAN WHAT

HE CAN OFFER YOU HE'LL BE

PUT IN THE SHADE.

BUT IF YOU CAN KIND OF CHILL

DOWN A LITTLE BIT SOME OF

YOUR ABILITIES.

IT ISN'T THAT YOU LACK

ABILITY -- YOU'VE GOT SO

MANY OF THEM.

JUST KNOW YOU'RE A PRIZE.

KEEP THAT IN MIND AND JUST

LOOK FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS

LOOKING FOR A PRIZE AND

YOU'RE IT.

Kristi: GOOD WORD.

CHRIS WRITES, "MY FRIEND AND

I WERE TALKING THE OTHER DAY

ABOUT LIFE AFTER DEATH.

HE SAID SOMETHING THAT

SCARED ME.

HE SAID WHEN YOU DIE, YOU

LOSE ALL OF YOUR MEMORY.

I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT

WHAT HE SAID AND WONDERING

IF HE IS RIGHT."

Pat: NO, HE IS NOT

RIGHT.

THE REASON HE IS NOT RIGHT

IS BECAUSE JESUS HIMSELF

GAVE A PARABLE ABOUT TWO

PEOPLE THAT DIED.

ONE WAS A BEGGER, AND ONE

WAS A RICH MAN.

ANGELS CARRIED THE BEGGER TO

THE BOSOM, AND THE RICH MAN

DIED AND WENT TO HELL.

HE LOOKED UP AND SAW THE

POOR MAN.

HE RECOGNIZED ABRAHAM, HE

RECOGNIZED THE POOR MAN, AND

HE SAID PLEASE SEND LAZARUS

TO TOUCH MY TONGUE WITH A

DROP OF WATER.

I'M DYING AND PERISHING IN

THESE FLAMES.

HE KNEW HE WAS.

HE KNEW HE LAZARUS WAS.

AND HE KNEW WHO ABRAHAM

WAS.

NO, YOU DON'T LOSE

CONSCIOUSNESS.

THERE ISN'T A BLANK.

YOU TAKE WHAT YOU'VE GOT

HERE ON INTO ETERNITY WITH

YOU.

SOME OF IT YOU LEAVE.

SOME OF THE NASTY STUFF YOU

LEAVE BEHIND, THANK

GOODNESS.

Kristi: JOE SAYS, "IF I

GIVE MY TITHES AND OFFERINGS

TO GOD FIRST, WOULD IT BE

AGAINST BIBLICAL STANDARD TO

PLAY THE LOTTERY?"

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: I'VE GOT THESE

NUMBERS --

Kristi: DO YOU KNOW HOW

MANY PEOPLE ARE PLAYING THE

NUMBERS IN THE NAME OF

JESUS?

Pat: BROTHER, BROTHER,

BROTHER.

WHEN I WAS IN LAW SCHOOL, I

REALLY WASN'T A CHRISTIAN,

AND I WOULD BE PLAYING HIGH

STAKES POKER, AND YOU'D BE

PRAYING, OH, LORD, LET ME

HAVE A 10.

AMEN.

HALLELUJAH.

LISTEN, THE QUESTION ABOUT

GAMBLING IS VERY SIMPLE: ARE

WE TESTING GOD OR OR WE JUST

PLAYING?

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANYTHING WRONG WITH

PLAYING.

GAMBLING PER SE ISN'T A

SIN.

IF YOU GET A TICKET ON A

LOTTERY -- BUT, ON THE OTHER

HAND, IF YOU'RE BASING YOUR

HOPES AND DREAMS ON HITTING

THE LOTTERY, AND IF YOU SEE

THE STORIES, ALMOST WITHOUT

EXCEPTION PEOPLE WHO WON THE

LOTTERY FIND IT A CURSE

RATHER THAN A BLESSING.

JUST LIVES WRECKED BECAUSE

OF IT.

SO DO WHAT GOD TELLS YOU TO

DO, BUT GOD IS A WHOLE LOT

MORE GRACIOUS THAN WE

REALIZE.

Kristi: I THOUGHT WE

HAD TIME FOR ONE MORE, BUT

WE DON'T.

SO LET'S JUST TALK AND

CHAT.

HOW IS LIFE?

Pat: LIFE'S GREAT, BUT

I DIDN'T WIN THE LOTTERY.

Kristi: I HAVE TO ADMIT

SOMETIMES I SEE THE JACKPOTS

OF $300 MILLION.

Pat: IT BREAKS MY

HEART.

I WOULD STOP AT A

CONVENIENCE STORE TO GET

GAS, AND I WOULD SEE THIS

HARD-WORKING PEOPLE LAY

THEIR MONEY, $5, $10, TO GET

A TICKETS, AND THE ODDS ARE

SO ASTRONOMICALLY AGAINST

THEM.

TOMORROW, HEAR HOW YOU CAN

CLEAN YOUR HOUSE FOR JUST

PENNIES.

AND WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW: "SEEK

FIRST HIS KINGDOM AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAT ALL

THESE THINGS WILL BE GIVEN

TO YOU AS WELL."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

Kristi: GOOD!

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