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700 Club Canada: December 12, 2012

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

YNN TYLER AND I'M LAUREL

THOMPSON. THANKS FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

WELL, LAURA-LYNN IT'S STARTIG

TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS.

YES, IT IS.

YOU KNOW WHAT, DO YOU GUYS DT

OF SHARING

GIFTS AND GIVING GIFTS?

YES, WE DO. WE GIVE GIFTS.

YES. IT'S TOO MUCH. IT'S CRAZY.

IS IT?

BUT WE TRY TO STAY IN A BUDG.

WHAT'S THE BEST GIFT

YOU EVER RECEIVED AT

CHRISTMAS?

MY HUSBAND GAVE ME REAL

PEARLS THAT WERE ALL DIFFERENT

COLORS AND I GOT A BRACELET AND-

JEWELRY. I MEAN IT WAS A WONDERL

THING, YES.

HAVE YOU HAD A FAVORITE GIFT?

WELL , YOU KNOW WHAT, AGAIN,I

MARRIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY SO MY

BEST GIFT IS MY WIFE.

THERE YOU GO.

SO, I MEAN, I DON'T

THINK

I CANNOT TOP THAT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, THIS IS TRUE.

WELL THE CHALFANT (SP?) FAMIS

HOW ONE UNIQUE CHRISTMAS EXPERIE

CHANGED THEIR FAMILY FOREVER.

IT'S A GREAT STORY, BRIAN. IT TT

THEM TO APPRECIATE WHAT

THEY HAVE.

AND YOU'LL SEE HOW

ONE SIMPLE ACT CHANGED THE LIFEF

LEE PELONS (SP?) LIFE. HE WILL E

WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN HE SIGNED HIS NAME ON THE

DOTTED LINE.

AND WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT SE

OF MY FAVORITE CONVERSATIONS ON

THE STREET AS WE WENT OUT TO

FIND WHAT YOU BELIEVE, CANADA;

BUT FIRST, LEE PELON TURNS OFF S

FANCY BIG-SCREEN TV AND GETS

THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT HE

COULD EVER ASK FOR.

THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT

PAIN AND SUFFERING. IT'S NOT A

TRAGEDY. INSTEAD IT'S ABOUT

AN AVERAGE MAN WHO PUT FOOTBALL

BEFORE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING,

ESPECIALLY CHURCH.

I WOULD GET THERE AND I

WOULD JUST -- I NEVER FELT

COMFORTABLE. I NEVER UNDERSTOOD

IT.

LEE PELON REFUSED TO GO TO

CHURCH. HIS WIFE MEGAN OFTEN

ASKED HIM TO GIVE IT A CHANCE

ESPECIALLY AFTER THEIR TWO

LITTLE GIRLS STARTED TO ASK WHY

DADDY WASN'T GOING TO CHURCH

WITH THEM.

SO, I WOULD SAY CAN YOU

JUST COME. I JUST DON'T GET

ANYTHING OUT OF IT. WHY ARE YOU

ASKING ME TO DO THIS, YOU KNOW,

AND I WOULD RATHER WATCH FOOTBA.

LEE WAS ALSO AN AVID

SOFTBALL PLAYER. THEN ONE DAY

AND NEW PLAYER JOINED HIS TEAM.

WE HAD BEEN TOLD, HEY, I GOT

A GUY COMING AND HE'S A PASTOR

OVER HERE AT THE CHURCH, AND I ,

REALLY.

THE TWO HIT IT OFF AND SOON

LEARNED THAT THEY BOTH LOVED TO

PLAY GOLF. SO DALE INVITED LEE

TO PLAY IN GOLF TOURNAMENTS

WITH HIS FRIENDS, CHRISTIAN MEN

WHO ACCEPTED LEE WITHOUT

QUESTION. DALE NEVER PRESSURED

OR PREACH TO LEE. HE JUST FORGED

A FRIENDSHIP.

HE WAS GOING TO BE A FRIEND F

MINE FIRST AND FOREMOST AND

THAT IF I GOT HIM TO A PLACE

WHERE HE COULD MAKE A DECISION,

THAT WAS --WHETHER THAT DECISIOS

YES OR NO, AT LEAST I BROUGHT HO

THAT

DECISION BECAUSE THAT'S NOT MY

JOB TO MAKE PEOPLE RESPOND

BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD HAS GOT

TO BE IN AND OF ITSELF

SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WANT TO

RESPOND POSITIVELY TO.

HE JUST TOOK IT SLOW AND GOTO

KNOW ME. I GOT TO KNOW HIM.

IT WASN'T THAT THE MEN

NEVER TALK TO LEE ABOUT

ACCEPTING CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR.

IN FACT, THEY DID BUT IN LEE'S

MIND BECOMING A CHRISTIAN WAS A

COMPLICATED ISSUE.

I JUST REMEMBER TELLING HIM

ON ONE OF OUR TRIPS TO GO PLAY

GOLF, I SAID, I JUST DON'T WANT

IT TO BE BECAUSE OF A TRAGEDY.

I DON'T WANT MY KIDS TO BE

SICK. I DON'T MY WIFE OR MYSELF

TO BE HAVING AN ISSUE OR A

PROBLEM THAT'S GOING TO MAKE ME

REALIZE THIS IS WHAT I WANT OR

THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO.

HE WAS NOT ANTI-GOD. HE

WAS LOOKING FOR THAT EXPERIENCE,

THAT HUGE A-HA MOMENT WHERE HE S

IT AND ALL COMES TOGETHER, AND

OF COURSE WE KNEW LEE WELL ENOUH

TO KNOW THAT PROBABLY WAS NOT

GOING TO BE THE CASE FOR HIM.

BUT THEN, ON THE SAME HAND,

I SAYS WITH IS IT GOING TO BE.

WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE, AND I

STRUGGLED WITH THAT FOR QUITE

SOME TIME.

THE ANSWER TO HIS QUESTION

CAME IN DECEMBER OF 2005. LEE'S

FAMILY WAS ASKED TO READ THE

CHRISTMAS STORY FOR THE

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE. LEE STILL

WASN'T ATTENDING CHURCH, BUT

HIS TWO GIRLS WERE SO EXCITED

HE COULDN'T SAY NO. AFTER THEY

FINISHED AND TOOK THEIR SEATS

PASTOR OAKQUIST (SP?), LEE'S NOW

LONGTIME FRIEND, STARTED HIS

SERMON. IT WAS ABOUT RECEIVING

THE ULTIMATE GIFT.

THAT WAS THE GIFT OF

RECEIVING CHRIST.

I ASKED IF YOU WANT TO

RECEIVE JESUS, IF YOU WANT TO

BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS AND

TAKE HIM AS YOUR OWN, TAKE

RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIM, THAT YOU

SIGN IN THAT SIGNATURE BOX ON

THE FRONT OF THE PROGRAM.

IT JUST SEEMED SO SIMPLE ANDI

THOUGHT THAT CAN'T BE. BUT YET I

COULD JUST FEEL IT AND THEN HE

LOOKED AT ALL OF US AND WE ALL D

A PIECE OF PAPER THAT THEY HAD

GIVEN US AND HE SAYS, THAT WAS

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO RECEIVE

THE GIFT IS TO SIGN YOUR NAME.

AND I DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT

IT. I JUST -- JUST SIGNED IT.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT --

WATCHING HIM SIGN IT AND

NUDGING HIM AND GOING, DO YOU KT

YOU

JUST DID. I HAD BEEN PRAYING

FOR FIFTEEN YEARS FOR THIS MAN T

I LOVE DEARLY AND HE JUST

SIGNED THAT PAPER.

IT WAS JUSTÃAND IT PROBABLY A

DAY TO REALLY REALIZE THAT,

YES, IT WAS THAT SIMPLE.

NOW ON SUNDAY MORNING

YOU'LL FIND LEE AT CHURCH WITH

HIS FAMILY BECAUSE LEE WILL

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS

EVE IN 2005 WHEN THE SIMPLE

MESSAGE OF CHRIST -LOVE GRIPPED

HIS HEART.

WOW, LIKE, YOU KNOW, THIS

IS AMAZING HOW SUBTLE IT WAS, BT

YET HOW POWERFUL IT WAS.

TOGETHER NOW WE CAN GROW

TOGETHER TOWARDS THE LORD AND

NOTHING IS HOLDING US BACK.

LEE IS SUCH A GUY, YOU KNOW,D

I LOVE THAT AS WELL. AROUND

CHRISTMASTIME AS WELL, THIS IS E

GREATEST TIME BECAUSE I DON'T

IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE

COMMERCIALS THAT SAY, I'M

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT. I

WANT A EW WEE, AH YES, YES. THAD

OF

LIKE THE BIG-SCREEN TV FOR A

GUY AND SPORTS, I MEAN MY LIFE

HAS BEEN WRAPPED UP AROUND

SPORTS AND I KNOW MANY OF YOU

YOU PROBABLY DON'T IDENTIFY

WITH THE DRUG PUSHER, THE

PIMP, OR, YOU KNOW, THE

THUNDERBOLT, THE KNOCK ON THE

DOOR FROM THE ANGEL AND KIND OF

LIKE LEE, JUST THE SIGNING OF

YOUR NAME TO THE BIBLE SAYS

THAT WHAT WILL IT PROFIT A MAN

IF HE GAINS THE WORLD BUT HE

LOSES HIS SOUL. THAT IS WHAT

JESUS SAID IN MARK CHAPTER 8

VERSE 36. HE SAID, OH, WHAT WILE

GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL

AND THAT IS THE 37TH VERSE. YOUR

SOUL IS SO POWERFUL THAT IT IS

PRICELESS. THE ONLY THING THAT

GOD WOULD USE TO PAY FOR THAT

IS THE LIFE OF HIS SON. NOW IT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS A-HA

MOMENT. IT'S YOU

RECOGNIZING THAT YOUR SOUL IS

SO VALUABLE THAT GOD SENT

EVERYTHING HE HAD TO GET YOU

INTO THE PLACE WHERE YOU COULD

LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER. BUT IT

IS UP TO YOU TO RECEIVE THE

GIVE BECAUSE IT GIFT IS NOT

YOURS UNTIL YOU ACCEPT IT. I'M

TO BRING LAURA-LYNN IN EVEN

NOW, BUT I WANT TO THINK ABOUT W

MUCH IS YOUR SOUL WORTH. THAT'S

REALLY WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND

YOUR POSSESSIONS, PEOPLE, AND

PLACES SHOULD NOT OVERWHELM

THAT.

YOU KNOW, BRIAN, YOU SAID

SOMETHING THERE. YOU SAID THAT

SOMETIMES IT'S NOT EVEN AN

OVERWHELMING EMOTION. I'S JUST

A SIMPLE DECISION, AND YOU

MIGHT BE SITTING THERE SAYING

WELL, I DON'T GET ALL EMOTIONAL

AND I'M A GUY AND I'M LIKE,

CALM.

I KNOW YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YES. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT

THAT'S HOW SIMPLE IT IS; THAT

YOU JUST RECEIVED IT BY FAITH,

CALMLY KNOWING THERE IS A GOD. E

SENT HIS SON JESUS AND WE

CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH AT THIS

SEASON. JESUS CAME SO THAT YOU

MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT

MORE ABUNDANTLY. IT'S A SIMPLE

CHOICE AND A DECISION.

I WONDER IF YOU'VE EVER MADE

THAT CHOICE. COULD WE DO THAT

TODAY. LET'S DO SOME BUSINESS

WITH GOD. I AM JUST GOING TO AS,

AGAIN, TAKE OUT A PIECE OF

PAPER. IT'S KIND OF LIKE LEE

AND THIS IS THE CALL, ROMANS 109

IT'S WHAT HEART ONE BELIEVES

UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS. IT'S WHAT TE

MOUTH CONFESSES ONTO SALVATION.

IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH TO JESUS, LORD AND BELIEVE

IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED

HIM FROM THE DEAD YOU SHALL BE

SAVED. THAT'S GOD'S PROMISE TO

YOU. NOW TAKE THAT PEN OUT,

FIND THE PAPER, EVEN IF YOU

HAVE TO AND JUST NOW WRITE YOUR

NAME AND SAY, I RECEIVE YOUR

GIFT . IN JESUS NAME, AMEN. IF U

PRAYED THAT PRAYER 1-855-759-070

CALL SOMEONE AND GIVE THEM A HI.

SAY I WANT TO GIVE BRIAN

A HIGH-FIVE. I AM ONE OF THOSE

GUYS.

[COMMERCIAL]

DADDY?

YEAH, BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE TWENTY NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES

MILK REALLY MAKE MY BONES

STRONGER?

YEAH, YES.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE WILL WE

GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION?

CALLED THE 700 CLUB. WE'LL HELP

YOU FIND ANSWERS TO THE

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS LIFE BRINGS

YOUR WAY.

[MUSIC]

THE DEVIL KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.

IT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU TO KNOW

THAT THE DEVIL KNOWS EXACTLY

WHO YOU ARE. REMEMBER THE STORY

IN JOB 1. GOD ASKED SATAN IN

VERSE 8, HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

MY SERVANT JOB THAT THERE IS

NONE LIKE HIM ON THE EARTH. A

BLAMELESS AND AN UPRIGHT MAN.

ONE WHO FEARS GOD AND SHUNS

EVIL. SATAN ANSWERED THE LORD

AND HE SAID WELL DOES JOB FEAR

GOD FOR NO REASON? HAVE YOU

NOT MADE A HEDGE AROUND HIM,

AROUND HIS HOUSEHOLD, AND AROUND

ALL THAT HE HAS ON EVERY SIDE?

YOU BLESS THE WORK OF HIS

HANDS, HIS POSSESSIONS, AND YOU

HAVE INCREASED HIM IN THE LAND.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND

INTERESTING ABOUT THAT IS THAT

THE DEVIL HAD INTIMATE

KNOWLEDGE OF JOB'S LIFE. HE

ACTUALLY SEEMED TO RESENT HIM.

IT WAS AS IF HE'D BEEN STALKING

HIM AND THEREFORE SOUGHT TO

COME AGAINST HIM. YOU KNOW WHEN

YOU ARE WALKING POWERFULLY IN

YOUR DESTINY BEFORE GOD AND YOU

HAVE A PURPOSE THAT HE HAS

DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU,

THE ENEMY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.

IN FACT, HE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE

BETTER THAN YOU KNOW WHO YOU

ARE. HE ALSO KNOWS EXACTLY WHO

GOD IS EVEN MORE THAN WE KNOW

WHO GOD IS. SATAN KNOWS GOD'S

AUTHORITY, HIS DOMINION, HIS

POWER. REMEMBER THE STORY IN

MARK 1:23 ABOUT A POSSESSED MAN

WHO WAS FOLLOWING JESUS. IT

SAYS NOW THERE WAS A MAN IN

THEIR SYNAGOGUE WITH AN UNCLEAN

SPIRITS AND HE CRIED OUT

SAYING, LET US ALONE, WHAT HAVE

WE TO DO WITH YOU JESUS OF

NAZARETH. DID YOU COME TO

DESTROY US? I KNOW WHO YOU

ARE, THE HOLY ONE OF GOD. EVEN

THE DEMONS KNEW THAT THEY WERE

IN DANGER IN THE PRESENCE OF

JESUS. THE DISCIPLES, THEY

BARELY KNEW WHO HE WAS YET. THE

WHOLE COUNTRY WAS ASKING, WHO

IS THIS MAN FROM NAZARETH WHO

EVEN THE DEMONS OBEY. SOME OF

US, WE STILL HAVE NO CLUE OF

THE MAGNITUDE OF HIS SUPREMACY,

SO WE WALK AROUND FEELING DEFEAD

BY OUR CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN WE

ARE JUST BEING PLAYED AND

BLUFFED BY AN ENEMY WHO KNOWS

THAT HE IS ALREADY DEFEATED.

THE DEVIL IS JUST LIKE THAT GUY

BEHIND THE CURTAIN IN THE

WIZARD OF OZ. HE TRIES TO SCARE

US WITH HIS BIG VOICE BUT HE'S

REALLY POWERLESS AGAINST OUR

MIGHTY GOD. GREATER IS HE WHO

IS IN US THAN HE WHO IS IN THE

WORLD. DON'T BE SURPRISED TODAY

IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A DIFFIT

TIME AND YOU FEEL AN ONSLAUGHT

OF ATTACK AGAINST YOU IN ALL

MANNER OF WAYS. THIS LIFE, IT

IS A WAR ZONE. ON ANY GIVEN DAY

WE FACE A MYRIAD OF TROUBLE

FROM ONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE US

OUT; BUT THE WORST THING

THAT YOU CAN DO IS GET

DISCOURAGED IN THIS FIGHT. LIKE

PAUL, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY

IN 2 TIMOTHY 4:7, I HAVE

FIVE THE GOOD FIGHT. I HAVE

FINISH THIS RACE. I HAVE KEPT

THE FAITH. KEEP THE FAITH

TODAY. THE DEVIL ONLY KNOWS WHO

YOU ARE BECAUSE GOD'S CALL IS

GREAT OVER YOUR LIFE. HE WANTS

TO TAKE YOU OUT BEFORE YOU CAN

DO ANY DAMAGE TO HIM. THE GOOD

NEWS IN ROMANS 8:37 IS IN ALL OF

THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN

CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO

LOVED US. GOD LOVES YOU TODAY

AND THROUGH HIM YOU ARE GOING

TO WIN THE BATTLE.

AMEN. YOU KNOW HOW YOU ARE GO

WIN THIS

BATTLE. I MEAN TAKE IT FROM A

FOOTBALL PLAYER OR A PAST

FOOTBALL PLAYER AND A PASTOR

NOW. THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED.

THAT WE DON'T WRESTLE AGAINST

FLESH AND BLOOD. DID YOU HEAR TT

WORD, WRESTLE? AGAINST PRINCIPA,

POWERS, SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS ANH

PLACES.

WHEN WE ARE WRESTLING WE'RE NOTG

TO

WRESTLE THE ENEMY DOWN. ALL WE'E

DOING IS ENTERING INTO WHAT

CHRIST HAS ALREADY DONE. SO HE D

TOUCH HIM RIGHT THERE AND WATCHE

COLLAPSES.

WHY DON'T YOU START PRAYING AND

WATCH WHAT GOD IS GOING TO DO.

HE WILL CAUSE THE ENEMY TO RUN.L

THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN. WE

WANT TO AGREE WITH YOU. COMING ,

LAURA-LYNN, FINDS OUT THE PULSE

OF CANADA IN THE BEST OF 2012.

MAN, IT'S GOOD.

SO CHARLIE AND KAT, I AM JUST

WONDERING ABOUT ANGELS, IF YOU

BELIEVE IN ANGELS AND IF YOU'VE

EVER HAD AN ENCOUNTER OR FELT

THAT AN ANGEL WAS WATCHING OVER

YOU?

I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY SAY

THAT I CALL THEM ANGELS BUT I DO

BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING

BIGGER HAPPENING IN THE

UNIVERSE.

YOU KNOW I WAS RAISED ROMAN

CATHOLIC I DON'T NECESSARILY

PRACTICE RIGHT NOW, BUT I DO BEE

IN THE POWER OF INTENTION AND

THE POWER OF OUR WORDS AND, YOU

KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT IN YOUR

LIFE, OR THAT YOU DESIRE, OR THU

NEED AND YOU ENERGETICALLY

EMBODY THAT, YOU KNOW, LIKE YOUT

ENTER INTO YOUR ENTIRE BEING;

LIKE I WANT DEEPLY TO BE ABLE

TO HELP OUR WORLD TO RID

OURSELVES OF WAR.

WHAT ABOUT WITH YOUR ROMAN

CATHOLIC ROOTS, HAVE YOU LEFT

THE BELIEF IN JESUS AS YOUR

LORD AND SAVIOR?

YOU KNOW THE BELIEF IN

JESUS IS OF COURSE IT'S ALWAYS

DEBATABLE. I BELIEVE THAT

EVERYTHING OUT THERE HAS AN

OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LEARN BUT

I'D RATHER NOT STICK TO ANY ONE

PARTICULAR RELIGION BECAUSE I

FEEL THAT SO MANY DIFFERENT

RELIGIONS HAVE SO MUCH FOR US

TO LEARN FROM AND HAVE SO MUCH

TO OFFER.

DON'T YOU THINK THAT THEY

ARE VERY DIFFERENT ; LIKE

ALL RELIGIONS FUNDAMENTALLY --

LIKE HINDUISM IS VERY DIFFERENT

EVEN FROM THE MUSLIM RELIGION

AND YOUR ROMAN CATHOLIC

BACKGROUND WOULD ALSO DIFFER AT

THE VERY CORE FROM THAT, SO HOW

CAN WE FOLLOW ALL OF THEM?

I LOOK AT THE SIMILARITIES

AS OPPOSED TO THE DIFFERENCES.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE DIFFERENCES

IN EACH RELIGION, OF COURSE, BUT

I WOULD RATHER CELEBRATE THE

SIMILARITIES AND YOU KNOW THE

BEAUTIFUL SIMILARITIES THAT WE

HAVE BETWEEN EACH AND SEE WHERE

WE CAN ACTUALLY CONNECT.

AT WHAT POINT DO WE THINK

EVERYONE IS RIGHT AND THAT WE

JUST SORT OF GIVE EVERYONE

ALLOWANCE BECAUSE THAT COULD

MEAN

I AM NOT SAYING

-- THE VERY BASIS OF OUR

SOCIETY.

I AM NOT SAYING THAT EVERYBOS

RIGHT, BUT I'M ALSO NOT SAYING Y

IS WRONG. I'M SAYING THAT WE ALL

HAVE OPPORTUNITIES --

IS SOMEBODY RIGHT?

SO LET'S SAY WE LOOK AT

THE BELIEVE OF HEAVEN AND HELL

WELL, AGAIN, THAT CAN COME BACK

TO PERSPECTIVES. IF SOMEBODY KIS

SOMEBODY THEY ARE GOING TO LIVEE

SORT OF ETERNAL HELL. YOU CAN

FIND GOD OR DIVINE GUIDANCE OR

INTENTION IN ANY OTHER WAY BUT

WHAT YOU CALL IT, IS THAT REALLY

IMPORTANT? DO I HAVE TO CALL IT

JESUS OR CAN I CALL IT THE

DIVINE. CA I CALL IT

INSPIRATION.? I JUST DON'T

BELIEVE THAT JESUS OR GOD WOULD

WANT TO BE STATIC. IT'S LIKE YOR

CAMERAMAN HERE EXPERIENCED THE

GANG LIFE , SO HIS REVELATION

MUST'VE BEEN SO MUCH MORE

BEAUTIFUL ONCE HE ACTUALLY GOT

TO SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO ACTUY

PASS THROUGH THAT AND LEAVE THAT

LIFE AND ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE A

LIFE OF LOVE AND LIGHT.

WELL, HE FOUND GOD AND THAT D

EVERYTHING.

RIGHT, AND THAT'S HIS ANSWER.

I FEEL GOOD BECAUSE I KNOW

THAT IF EVERYONE FELT LIKE YOU

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A VERY PEACL

WORLD.

I JUST WORRY ABOUT THOSE OUT THE

THAT DON'T SHARE YOUR SAME

VALUE OF BEING A GOOD AND

LOVING PERSON.

[MUSIC]

THANKS CAT AND CHARLIE FOR TT

FASCINATING

DIALOGUE. YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE

AFRAID

TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT REAL

ISSUES. WE STAY FROM POLITICS

AND RELIGION, BUT, YOU KNOW, I

THINK THAT DIALOGUE OPENS UP AN

OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DISCOVER

WHAT EACH OF US BELIEVES AND

THAT'S WHAT THIS SEGMENT IS ALL

ABOUT.

THAT'S WHAT THE 700 CLUB

CANADA IS ALL ABOUT. WE TAKE

YOU THERE. YOU WERE COMMITTED

TO BRINGING YOU STORIES OF

FRESH NEW BEGINNINGS FOUND IN

JESUS CHRIST , AND WE WANT TO

INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF WHAT

WERE DOING RIGHT HERE. NOW IF

YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO HELP THOSEN

NEED AND CHANGE LIVES, THEN

CALL TODAY AND BECOME A 700

CLUB CANADA PARTNER AND WHEN

YOU DO YOU'RE GOING TO BE A

PART OF ALL THE AMAZING THINGS

THAT WERE DOING RIGHT HERE IN

CANADA.

FOR JUST $20 A MONTH YOU

CAN BECOME A 700 CLUB CANADA

PARTNER OR IF YOU'RE ABLE TO

GIVE MORE YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL SUCH AS THE 700

CLUB GOLD PARTNER WHICH IS $40

A MONTH.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR MONTHLY

GIFT AND AS A THANK YOU FOR

YOUR GENEROSITY WE WILL SEND

YOU THIS DVD ENTITLED, THE LAW

OF EXPECTATION. IN THIS

TEACHING PAT AND GORDON,

ROBERTSON BRING YOU POWERFUL

PRINCIPLES OF THOUGHT AND

BEHAVIOR THAT WILL BREAK

THROUGH THE LIMITS OF YOUR

FAITH AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.

YOUR PARTNERSHIP DOLLARS

ARE ALREADY MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE. THIS CHRISTMAS WE

ARE PROVIDING OVER $30,000 IN

TOYS, FOOD, AND CLOTHING TO THE

SCOTT MISSION IN TORONTO. WE

ARE ONLY GETTING STARTED. ALONG

WITH THE 2600 FAMILIES AND THAT

WILL BE RECEIVING GROCERY BAGS

THIS CHRISTMAS, WE ARE ALSO

PROVIDING EACH FAMILY WITH A

COPY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

SUPERBOOK DVD.

SO CALL TODAY AND WHEN

YOU DO YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR

ABOUT THE DIFFERENT PAYMENT

OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU WITH

YOUR MONTHLY GIFT AND WE HOPE

THAT YOU'LL JOIN US AND BECOME

A PART OF THIS GROWING ARMY OF

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE LIFE

CHANGERS RIGHT HERE IN CANADA. L

NOW,

1-855-759-0700.

[COMMERCIAL]

PAT IS A WONDERFUL TEACHER.

HE HAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE GIFT

TO EXPLAIN THE BIBLE , COMPLICAD

THEOLOGY IN SIMPLE

TERMS THAT ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAN.

GOD KNOWS WHO YOU ARE. HE

KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU AND

GOD SAYS, I LOVE YOU AND HERE'S

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO FOR YOU.

IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE

SEEING WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU LET

PAT SHOW YOU HOW SIMPLE IT CAN

BE.

I REALLY THINK YOU

NEED TO GET THIS TEACHING.

IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN

LIFE AND YOU WANT MORE, IF YOU

FIND YOURSELF IN A RUT, THIS IS

THE TEACHING THAT YOU NEED TO

GET.

THE LAW OF EXPECTATION IS

GOING TO BLESS YOU.

[MUSIC]

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT A

FAMILY LEARNS WHAT REALLY IS

IMPORTANT AT CHRISTMAS. LET'S

MEET THE CHALFONTS (SP?).

LIKE MOST AMERICAN FAMILIES

THE CHALFONT FAMILY ALWAYS GOT

CAUGHT UP IN THE HUSTLE AND

BUSTLE OF THE HOLIDAYS,

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, DECORATING,

AND LAST-MINUTE BAKING. THAT

CHANGED IN 2005 THE YEAR THE

FAMILY OF FOUR SPENT CHRISTMAS

IN KAZAKHSTAN.

IT WAS VERY MUCH AND ADVENTUE

FOR THE KIDS. THEY ENJOYED

EVERYTHING. IT DID NOT MATTER

THAT THE CONDITIONS WERE LIKE

THEY WERE AND IT WAS VERY

UNUSUAL TO US, THE CULTURE WAS

VERY DIFFERENT.

IT'S A DIFFERENT PACE,

NO QUESTION. I'M USED TO GOING 0

MILES AN HOUR AND KIND OF A

TYPE A PERSONALITY, BUT GOD

WANTED US TO SLOW DOWN THAT YEAR

FOR CHRISTMAS. IT REALLY

ALLOWED US TO REFLECT ON THE

TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS AND

THAT'S THE BIRTH OF JESUS.

THEY ONLY HAD ENOUGH ROOM

IN THEIR LUGGAGE TO BRING A FEW

SMALL PRESENTS, BUT CONNOR AND

BROOKLYN, EIGHT AND NINE YEARS

OLD AT THE TIME, DIDN'T SEEM TO

MIND. THEY WERE EXPECTING THE

BEST GIFT OF ALL. YOU SEE THE

CHALFONTS HAD COME TO

KAZAKHSTAN TO ADOPT A BABY GIRL.

WE GET TO GO UPSTAIRS TO

WHERE ALL THE BABIES LIVED AND

WE REALIZED THERE'S NOTHING WE

REALLY NEED.

I CAME OUT OF IT FEELING

VERY BLESSED AND THAT GOD HAD

GIVEN US A LOT AND THAT I

NEEDED TO BE MORE THANKFUL FOR

THE THINGS THAT I HAD.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF EACH DAY IN

THE SMALL VILLAGE WAS VISITING

THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THEIR

FAMILY, BABY GAZELLE (SP?)

WE WENT TO THE ORPHANAGE

AND HAD A CHANCE TO GO THERE

EACH AND EVERY DAY AND SPEND

TIME, MET GAZELLE THE FIRST DAY.

THE THIRD DAY THEY ALLOWED US

TO GO UP TO WHERE SHE RESIDED AD

WE WERE ABLE TO PICK HER UP

FROM THIS AREA AND SHE SAW US

AND SHE GRINNED AND THEN SHE

STARTED LAUGHING AND THEN SHE

START KICKING HER FEET. SO IT

WAS EXCITING FOR US TO SEE THAT

SHE WAS RECOGNIZING US AFTER

JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS.

BABY GAZELLE WARMED UP TO HER

NEW FAMILY INSTANTLY AND CHRISTS

HELD A SPECIAL TREAT, THEIR

FIRST FAMILY PHOTO.

WE HAD PURCHASED A LITTLE

RED VELVET DRESS FOR HER SO ON

CHRISTMAS DAY WE HAD OUR

PICTURE MADE BY THE CHRISTMAS

TREE.

SO HERE WE ARE AT CHRISTMAS

AS I SAY, IN THIS 10 X 10 ROOM

AND WE THINK THAT THIS IS ABOUT

ADOPTION AND WHAT WE DISCOVERED

WAS THAT WAS ONLY A PIECE OF

GOD'S PUZZLE. YOU KNOW, THE

BIGGER PIECE WAS WE WERE TO

REFLECT ON THE TRUE MEANING OF T

CHRISTMAS WAS AND WE WOULD NOT

HAVE DONE THAT HAD WE STAYED IN

UNITED STATES.

THE CHALFONTS RETURNED HOME O

KENTUCKY WHILE THE PAPERWORK WAS

PROCESSED. FOUR WEEKS LATER

MATT AND TANYA RETURNED TO KAZAN

TO BRING BABY GAZELLE

HOME FOR GOOD.

THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT

ADOPTION IS YOU COME INTO THIS

AND YOU THINK, WE'RE GOING TO TY

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS

CHILD'S LIFE AND WHAT YOU

REALIZE IS THAT IT'S NOT ABOUT

THE CHILD. IT'S ABOUT YOU AND

WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO IN YOUR

HEART AND IN OUR HEART AS A COUE

AND IN OUR FAMILY.

THE FAMILY OF FIVE IS DOING

GREAT. GAZELLE LOVES GOING TO

CHURCH AND PLAYING WITH HER BIG

SISTER. SHE GIGGLES A LOT AND

IS LOVED BY ALL. CHRISTMAS IN

KAZAKHSTAN CHANGED THE LIVES OF

THE CHALFONT FAMILY FOREVER, AND

GAZELLE IS A CONSTANT REMINDER

OF THE REAL REASON FOR

CHRISTMAS.

PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION

SLOWING DOWN AT CHRISTMAS HAD

BEEN ON OUR PRAYER LIST FOR A VG

TIME;

HOW TO SIMPLIFY IT AND HOW TO MT

MORE PEACEFUL AND IT WAS

SOMETHING THAT I WOULD START

PRAYING ABOUT WAY BEFORE

CHRISTMAS BECAUSE I WANTED IT

TO BE A MEANINGFUL CIRCUMSTANCE.

THE ADOPTION EXPERIENCE

DID GIVE US THAT OPPORTUNITY TO

STEP BACK AND BE STILL AND IT'S

SOMETHING WE REALLY APPRECIATE.

WHILE WE CELEBRATE

CHRISTMAS WE SHOULD ALWAYS THINT

THE CROSS, AND

REALLY WHY HE CAME AND WE WOULD

HAVE NOTHING TO CELEBRATE AT

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HIM DYING ON

THE CROSS. GOD CAN DO AMAZING

THINGS WITH SMALL PEOPLE. THERE

CAN ALWAYS BE MIRACLES NO

MATTER WHAT.

WELL THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL

STORY. RECEIVING A CHILD AT

CHRISTMAS., HOW FITTING. YOU KNW

THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL

ABOUT. IT'S ABOUT A CHILD WHO

CAME TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND I

WANT TO READ JOHN 3:16 TO YOU IN

LIGHT OF THIS SEASON. I WANT TO

READ IT TO YOU FROM THE

AMPLIFIED BIBLE WHICH KIND OF

USES MORE WORDS SO IT'S NICE

FOR SOME OF US WOMEN OUT THERE.

IT SAYS FOR GOD SO GREATLY LOVED

AND DEARLY PRIZED THE WORLD

THAT HE EVEN GAVE UP HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN UNIQUE SON SO THAT

WHOEVER BELIEVES IN, TRUSTS

IN, CLINGS TO, RELIES ON HIM

WILL NOT PERISH OR COME TO

DESTRUCTION OR BE LOST BUT HAVE

ETERNAL EVERLASTING LIFE.

YOU KNOW WHAT, I ENCOURAGE YOU

THIS CHRISTMAS WHEN YOU'RE ALL

GATHERING AROUND YOUR TURKEY

DINNER TO READ THE GOSPEL OF

LUKE. IF YOU START AT THE FIRST

CHAPTER AND YOU JUST READ A

COUPLE CHAPTERS IN, YOU GET THE

WHOLE STORY OF HOW JESUS CAME

TO BRING LIFE TO YOU. I DON'T

KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT TODAY OR

WHERE YOUR FAMILY IS, AND YOU'RE

PROBABLY NOT ABOUT TO ADOPT A

CHILD TO COME INTO YOUR FAMILY,

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU COULD

EMBRACE A SAVIOR THIS

CHRISTMAS. YOU COULD EMBRACE

THE LORD OF ALL CREATION. HE

HAS A PLAN AND A DESTINY FOR

YOUR LIFE. HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH,

SO MUCH. IF YOU RECEIVE

THIS REVELATION IT WILL BE THE

GIFT THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

FROM THIS CHRISTMAS AND

FOREVER.

THAT REVELATION THAT LAURA-

LYNN IS TALKING ABOUT, JOHN 3:1,

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD. I

LOVE WHAT 1 JOHN SAYS. GOD

IS LOVE. THE ABCS ARE JUST

ADMIT WHERE YOU ARE; ADMIT WHAT

YOU'RE GOING THROUGH. GOD KNOWS

IT ANYWAY. HE JUST WANTS YOU TO

SAY IT. AND THEN BELIEVE, BELIEE

THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN

SON THAT WHO SHALL EVER BELIEVE

SHALL NOT DIE BUT HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE. THEN CONFESS

IT WITH YOUR MOUTH BECAUSE AS TT

ONE BELIEVES UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESSE

MOUTH ONE

CONFESSES. DO YOU WANT TO DO

THAT RIGHT NOW? YOU DON'T HAVE

TO USE A WHOLE LOT OF WORDS. THS

WHY I LIKE THIS PRAYER BECAUSE

IT'S FOR MEN TOO.

SIMPLE.

IT'S VERY

SIMPLE, BUT IT'S PROFOUND. JUSTY

THIS, JESUS, I ACCEPT I AM A

SINNER BUT I RECEIVE YOUR GIFT

IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITU

ALL AGAIN. UNTIL NEXT TIME, I A-

LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN. HAVE A

GREAT DAY, CANADA.

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