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700 Club Canada: December 24, 2012

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON.

THANKS FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

WELL, LAURA-LYNN, I

THINK IT'S THE BIG DAY,

WE'RE HERE, WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT IT FOR A

LITTLE WHILE. WHAT'S

YOUR, UH, YOUR FAVORITE

CHRISTMAS MOVIE?

YOU KNOW, I THINK I

LOVE, UM, MIRACLE ON

34TH STREET.

OH THAT'S A GOOD ONE,

THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

ISN'T IT? CLASSIC,

HAPPY.

YEAH. IT'S A--IT'S A

WONDERFUL LIFE IS MINE.

YOU KNOW?

YEAH, IT'S A

WONDERFUL LIFE.

YEAH. I--I LIKE THAT

ONE. AND IT'S KIND OF

LIKE, YOU KNOW, HE

WAKES UP AND HE

RECOGNIZES THAT HE

DIDN'T MISS OUT ON LIFE.

AND, UH, I THINK IT'S KIND

OF A GUY THING OR, YOU

KNOW WHAT? MAYBE A

CHRISTMAS CAROL AS

WELL.

YES. AND DIE HARD.

WELL, NOW THAT'S

GUYS. THAT'S A--THAT'S A

GUY MOVIE. WELL THAT'S

A MOVIE MARATHON.

YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING

SPIKE.

ALL AROUND

CHRISTMAS. YEAH.

UM-HUM.

YEAH; OKAY.

WELL, ON TODAY'S

SHOW, YOU'LL SEE WHAT

HAPPENED WHEN DRUG

ADDICTION EBENEZER

SCROOGE AND GOD ALL

COLLIDED IN ONE CRAZY

DREAM.

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND

HOW YOU WOULD WATCH

DIE HARD THOUGH. I

MEAN, MONDAY MARTIN

SHARES HOW GOD

RADICALLY SPOKE TO HIM

THROUGH A VISION AND

WHY IT CHANGED HIS LIFE

FOREVER.

THIS SEASON BRINGS

OUT THE BEST AND WORST

IN MANY OF US. FOR TOM

CAMPBELL, IT WAS

DEPRESSION THAT GOT

HIM. WITH HIS HEALTH

FAILING, HIS GIRLFRIEND

CONVINCED HIM TO GO TO

A CHRISTMAS SERVICE.

TOM SHARES THE MIRACLE

THAT TOOK PLACE.

ALSO, WE TAKE

ANOTHER LOOK BACK AT

THE BEST OF WHAT YOU

BELIEVE CANADA AS WE

LOOK AT SOME OF OUR

FAVORITE INTERVIEWS.

BUT FIRST, THE YEAR

THAT CHRISTMAS SAVED

TOM CAMPBELL'S LIFE.

UM-HUM.

IT GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I WAS

OVERWHELMED WITH IT

AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

TO DO. THERE WAS NO

HOPE. I WAS ABOUT AS

DEPRESSED AS YOU COULD

GET. IT WAS PROBABLY

THE WORST TIME IN MY

LIFE.

TOM CAMPBELL HAD A

COMMON BUT OFTEN

UNDIAGNOSED PROBLEM.

HIS BODY WAS SHUTTING

DOWN BECAUSE OF

STRESS.

YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN

THIS IMAGE THAT NOTHING

BOTHERS YOU AND--AND

AGAIN, I TRIED TO DEAL

WITH IT MYSELF INSTEAD

OF REALLY GOING OUT

AND REALLY TRYING TO

GET SOME HELP FOR IT.

TOM IS ON THE

GAITHERSBURG

MARYLAND POLICE FORCE.

EVERY PATROL CALL IS

DANGEROUS. HE CAN

NEVER TELL WHO MAY BE

CARRYING A WEAPON.

YOU NEVER KNOW

INITIALLY WHEN YOU'LL

GO ON A CALL, YOU KNOW,

WHO'S AGAINST YOU. YOU

JUST--YOU NEVER KNOW.

YOU CAN'T--CAN'T SAY

THIS IS A BAD GUY, THIS IS

A GOOD GUY.

AFTER YEARS OF STRESS

AND EMOTIONAL

ISOLATION, TOM'S HEALTH

TOOK A TURN IN THE

WINTER OF 1996.

I STARTED HAVING

SOME REAL ISSUES. MY--

MY HEARTBEAT WAS UP

AT, YOU KNOW, FOR MOST

PEOPLE IT'S DOWN TO LIKE

80, 70-80 BEATS PER

MINUTE. MINE WAS

CONSTANTLY AT 120 BEATS

PER MINUTE. I WAS

HAVING TROUBLE SEEING

AT NIGHT. UH, TROUBLE

FOCUSING ON THINGS,

TROUBLE KEEPING, UH, MY

MEMORY WAS STARTING

TO FADE. UH, JUST

COULDN'T SLEEP. MY

WHOLE BODY WAS--WAS IN

A REVOLT BASICALLY.

TOM GREW UP IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME. YET HE

LEFT HIS RELIGIOUS

UPBRINGING AND LIVED A

LIFE TOTALLY AWAY FROM

GOD. HIS HEALTH FAILING,

HE FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION. THEN ONE

SPECIAL HOLIDAY, HIS

GIRLFRIEND LEANNE

TALKED HIM INTO GOING

TO CHURCH.

IT WAS THE--THE

CHRISTMAS EVE OF 1997

AND I WAS AT THE LOWEST

POINT THAT--THAT I'VE

EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE. I

ENDED UP GOING TO

CHURCH WITH MY SOON-

TO-BE WIFE, UH, FOR

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

AND, AND TO BE HONEST

WITH YOU, I REALLY

DIDN'T WANT TO BE

THERE, YOU KNOW? IT

WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE

THINGS WHERE I SAID I'LL

GO BECAUSE YOU WANT

ME TO GO AND BUT I DID

NOT WANT TO BE THERE. I

DIDN'T WANT TO BE

AROUND ANYBODY.

AS THE PASTOR SHARED

THE REASON FOR CHRIST'S

COMING TO EARTH AS A

MAN, HE TOLD THE

CONGREGATION:

IF YOU WANT TO

ACCEPT THE LORD IN YOUR

LIFE, JUST PRAY THIS. I DID

AND IT WAS ONE OF THE

BEST DECISIONS I'VE EVER

MADE. IN FACT, I DON'T

WANT TO SAY ONE OF THE

BEST, IT IS THE BEST

DECISION I'VE EVER MADE

IN MY LIFE BECAUSE THE

WHOLE WORLD CHANGED

FOR ME THEN. THE

WEIGHT--MY--MY

SHOULDERS WHICH I FELT

THE WEIGHT OF THE

WORLD WAS ON, IT FELT

LIKE I COULD STAND UP

STRAIGHT. I--I CAN'T

EXPLAIN TO YOU THE

FEELINGS THAT I DID

OTHER THAN THEY WERE

FEELINGS THAT, UM, COME

RIGHT OUT OF A MOVIE. I

MEAN IT--THE--MY WHOLE-

-MY WHOLE WORLD JUST

SEEMED TO BE, YOU KNOW,

IT--A WASH IN LIGHT. IT

WAS JUST--IT WAS

AWESOME.

TOM AND LEANNE

MARRIED AND OVER THE

COURSE OF THE NEXT

YEAR, HIS HEALTH

IMPROVED

DRAMATICALLY. TOM

SAYS HIS ABILITY TO

HANDLE THE STRESS OF

HIS JOB TOTALLY

CHANGED.

I THINK THE OLD ME

WOULD ATTEMPT TO

TACKLE ANY AND EVERY

PROBLEM ON MY OWN.

NEVER TURNED TO

ANYBODY FOR HELP. NOW

IT--TODAY, WITH THE LORD

IN MY LIFE, I CAN TAKE

THOSE ISSUES AND I CAN

PLACE THEM ON HIS

SHOULDERS AND KNOW

THAT I WILL HAVE HIS

HELP IN DEALING WITH

THE ISSUE. SO INSTEAD OF

TRYING TO DO IT MYSELF, I

HAVE THE LORD'S HELP.

HIS LOVE FOR THE LORD

JUST COMES OUT

NATURALLY. YOU CAN

JUST SEE IT IN HIS EYES

THE WAY HE'S--HE'S

WONDERFUL WITH PEOPLE.

TOM IS NOW PATROL

COMMANDER AND TRAINS

NEW RECRUITS IN THE

FIRING RANGE. TOM AND

LEANNE ACTIVELY SERVE

AT THEIR LOCAL CHURCH.

TOM WILL ALWAYS

REMEMBER THAT ONE

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS AND

GOD'S GIFT OF NEW LIFE.

I THANK HIM FOR

GIVING ME A SECOND

CHANCE AND GIVING ME

THE ABILITY TO START MY

LIFE OVER AGAIN.

GOD IS AWESOME. HE IS.

HE IS ALL FORGIVING, ALL

LOVING, HE CAN TAKE A

MIXED-UP, CRAZY

SITUATION AND TURN IT

INTO SOMETHING

WONDERFUL. AND A

CRAZY, MIXED-UP LIFE

AND TURN IT INTO

SOMETHING WORTH

LIVING.

WHEN IT DID HAPPEN ON

CHRISTMAS EVE, IT WAS

LIKE A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.

AND IT WAS THE BEST

CHRISTMAS I HAVE HAD.

YOU KNOW WHAT I

LOVED ABOUT THIS

STORY? IT GIVES EVERY

ONE OF US HOPE. YOU

KNOW, WE ALL FACE

PRESSURES. MAYBE WE'RE

NOT A PATROL

COMMANDER AND, YOU

KNOW, WE'RE NOT OUT

DOING THINGS THAT

COULD ACTUALLY

JEOPARDIZE OUR LIFE. BUT

EVERY SINGLE DAY, DON'T

YOU FEEL THE STRESS AND

THE WEIGHT OF THE

WORLD THESE DAYS? I

MEAN, IF IT'S NOT

INFORMATION COMING AT

US ON OUR, YOU KNOW,

OUR CELL PHONES OR, YOU

KNOW, WE'VE GOT

TEXTING AND ALL THE

SOCIAL MEDIA THINGS

THAT, YOU KNOW, WE GET

BOMBARDED WITH. THEN

WE'VE GOT OUR WORK

THAT WE'VE GOT TO GET

DONE AND SOMETIMES THE

PRESSURE CAN BE SO

CRAZY AND, YOU KNOW,

WITH CHRISTMAS

LOOMING JUST IN FRONT

OF US, WE ALL KNOW IT

GETS TO BE REALLY,

REALLY HECTIC. YOU

KNOW WHAT TOM FOUND?

HE FOUND THAT PEACE

THAT PASSES

UNDERSTANDING. AND I

PRAY THIS CHRISTMAS

THAT YOU WILL FIND THAT

SOLACE, THAT SERENITY

THAT GOD DESIRES FOR

EACH OF US TO HAVE IN

OUR HEART. LET ME READ

TO YOU WHAT PHILIPPIANS

4:6 SAYS. IT SAYS, "DO NOT

FRET OR HAVE ANY

ANXIETY ABOUT

ANYTHING." YOU KNOW, IF

THAT WAS THE ONLY

VERSE THAT WE KNEW IN

THE WHOLE BIBLE AND WE

COULD JUST TRUST IT AND

HAVE FAITH, IT WOULD BE

ENOUGH TO CHANGE YOUR

LIFE. DO NOT FRET OR

HAVE ANXIETY ABOUT

ANYTHING. BUT IN EVERY

CIRCUMSTANCE AND IN

EVERYTHING BY PRAYER

AND PETITION, DEFINITIVE

REQUESTS, MAKE THEM

KNOWN BEFORE GOD. IT'S

SO SIMPLE. GOD DOESN'T

WANT YOU TO HAVE ALL

THE STRESS AND PRESSURE

OF LIFE. HE WANTS TO

RELIEVE YOU OF THAT AND

GIVE YOU A PEACE THAT

PASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THAT IS SUCH A POWERFUL

VERSE BECAUSE IT

ACTUALLY WILL BLOW

YOUR NATURAL MIND.

YES.

THAT'S WHAT IT'S

SAYING. WHEN GOD GIVES

YOU THIS KIND OF PEACE.

IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE

POOF.

YEAH.

NO MORE LOOKING AT

IT THE WAY WE SEE IT

FROM A HUMAN

PERSPECTIVE BUT FROM A

GOD PERSPECTIVE AND IT

GUARDS OUR HEART. YOU

KNOW, I'D LIKE TO GET

SOMETHING INTO YOUR

HANDS BECAUSE I KNOW

THAT'S DIFFICULT THIS

TIME OF THE YEAR. UH,

DEPRESSION. ASK FOR

THIS: 18557590700 OR

ANSWERED PRAYER

BECAUSE GOD STILLS

PEACE TODAY. JESUS

SPEAKS TODAY. I'M GOING

TO PRAY WITH YOU. LET'S

AGREE TOGETHER THAT

THE GREATEST GIFT WHEN

PEACE CAME TO EARTH

WOULD BE YOURS TODAY.

COME ON, LET'S--LET'S

AGREE WITH GOD.

YES.

FATHER, I PRAY EVEN

NOW, LORD, UH, YOU

KNOW THAT MAN AND

THAT WOMAN THAT ARE

STRUGGLING WITH THOSE

ISSUES. AND, UH, I'M

ASKING NOW THAT YOUR

PEACE, JESUS, BY THE

POWER OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT WOULD COME UPON

THEM THAT DURING THIS

TIME THAT THEY WOULD

RECOGNIZE A PEACE THAT

WOULD SHOCK THEM. IN

JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. IF YOU JUST

PRAYED FOR THAT PEACE

THAT WOULD SHOCK YOU,

WOULD YOU GIVE US A

CALL AT 1-855-759-0700.

OPERATORS ARE STANDING

BY. I LIKE THAT.

DADDY?

YEAH BUDDY?

HOW MANY NICKELS IN

A DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS

IN A DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY?

DOES MILK REALLY MAKE

MY BONES STRONGER?

YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY? WHEN WE DIE,

WILL WE GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE

ANSWER TO LIFE'S

BIGGEST QUESTION? CALL

THE 700 CLUB. WE'LL HELP

YOU FIND ANSWERS TO

THE IMPORTANT

QUESTIONS LIFE BRINGS

YOUR WAY.

(MUSIC)

BECOME A PRISONER OF

HOPE. YOU KNOW, WHEN A

SITUATION SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE AND WE

CANNOT SEE A WAY OUT,

THERE IS A PLACE THAT WE

CAN RUN TO. IT'S NOT

PHYSICAL, BUT RATHER A

FRAME OF MIND IN WHICH

WE DECIDE THAT WE WILL

NOT BELIEVE WHAT SEEMS

HOPELESS BEFORE US.

RATHER, WE WILL CLING

TO THE UNWAVERING

TRUTH THAT WITH GOD,

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

YOU KNOW, IT WILL

REQUIRE THE PUTTING

AWAY OF FEAR, ANXIETY,

AND DISBELIEF. IT WILL

BEG YOU TO SEE THE

ANSWER THAT LIES RIGHT

IN FRONT OF YOU. OUR

HOPE IS IN THE NAME OF

THE LORD WHO IS

FAITHFUL ABOVE AND

BEYOND EVERY

ACCUSATION OR

CIRCUMSTANCE THAT

WOULD RISE AGAINST US. I

LOVE THIS VERSE IN

ZECHARIAH 9:12. IT SAYS,

"RETURN TO THE

STRONGHOLD OF SECURITY

AND PROSPERITY, YOU

PRISONERS OF HOPE. EVEN

TODAY DO I DECLARE

THAT I WILL RESTORE

DOUBLE YOUR FORMER

PROSPERITY TO YOU." DO

YOU KNOW THAT WE

COULD BECOME

IMPRISONED TO HOPE?

WHEN WE DISCIPLINE AND

SECURE OUR THOUGHTS TO

A PLACE THAT WE CANNOT

BECOME DISLODGED FROM,

THAT IS WHEN WE WILL

SEE OUR VICTORY. THE

WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT

OUR ENEMY IS STRATEGIC

IN HIS DESIRE TO DERAIL

US. HE HATES US. I'VE

HEARD SOME PEOPLE SAY

THAT THEY DON'T BELIEVE

IN THE DEVIL AND, YOU

KNOW WHAT? HE'S

ACTUALLY JUST FINE WITH

THAT. BECAUSE IF YOU

DON'T KNOW HE'S THERE,

HE CAN JUST RUN

ROUGHSHOD ALL OVER

YOUR LIFE. IT'S LIKE

ELECTRICITY. WE CAN'T

SEE IT, BUT IF WE PLAY

WITH SOME LIVE WIRES,

WE'RE GOING TO GET

BURNED. JUST BECAUSE

YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN

SOMETHING DOES NOT

MAKE IT UNTRUE. THE

BIBLE WARNS US NOT TO

BE UNAWARE OF THE

ENEMY'S SCHEMES. HE

WHISPERS IN YOUR EAR

THAT YOU ARE UNLOVED,

THAT YOU'RE A FAILURE

AND USELESS. HE MAY

EVEN TELL YOU TO TAKE

YOUR OWN LIFE. BUT

EPHESIANS 6:11 SAYS, "PUT

ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF

GOD THAT YOU MAY BE

ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE

WILES OF THE DEVIL." THE

EARLIER VERSE I READ

SAID TO BECOME A

PRISONER OF HOPE. YOU

KNOW, PUTTING ON AN

ARMOR OF PROTECTION IS

A LITTLE LIKE BECOMING A

PRISONER TO IT. YOU

CAN'T ALWAYS MOVE

FREELY, YOU CAN'T DO

WHATEVER YOU WANT.

YOU HAVE TO CONFORM

TO ITS BOUNDARIES AND

RESTRICTIONS. BUT

HERE'S THE THING: IT

WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.

WHEN YOU BECOME A

PRISONER TO HOPE AND TO

THAT ARMOR YOUR LIFE

WILL BE HIDDEN IN CHRIST.

HE WILL BECOME YOUR

PROTECTOR AND YOUR

DEFENDER. ANY ASSAULT

BY EVIL FORCES WILL JUST

BOUNCE OFF OF YOU,

INCLUDING THOUGHTS

FULL OF ANXIETY. HERE'S

THE IMPORTANT PART.

PUTTING ON THAT ARMOR,

IT TAKES A DELIBERATE

ACT OF YOUR WILL. YOU

MUST CHOOSE WHOM YOU

WILL SERVE. GOD IS SUCH

A GENTLEMAN, HE WILL

NOT FORCE HIMSELF TO BE

YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

IT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

YOU CAN STAND TODAY

UNDER THE PROTECTION

OF HIS BLOOD AND YOU

WILL NOT YOU BE

OVERCOME BY THE

THOUGHTS AND THE

ATTACKS OF THE ENEMY.

TODAY, LET YOUR

CONSIDERATION OF YOUR

HEART BE TURNED BACK

AND PUT IN ITS RIGHTFUL

PLACE. GOD IS OUR ROCK

AND THERE IS NO NEED

FOR WORRY. LET THE

BARS OF HOPE,

CONFIDENCE, AND

COURAGE HEM YOU IN

BEFORE AND BEHIND AND

LITERALLY IMPRISON YOU

IN A PLACE OF COMPLETE

PEACE.

YOU KNOW, I LOVE

WHAT ISAIAH SAYS AS

WELL. IT SAYS, "THAT THE

PRISONERS OF HOPE."

REALLY THOSE PEOPLE, IT

SAID, "THE SECRET RICHES

IN HIDDEN PLACES." GOD

SAYS TO THE PRISONER OF

HOPE SHOW YOURSELF.

AND YOU KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE GOD WANTS TO

SHOW THE TROPHY. YOU

ARE THE TROPHY OF JESUS

CHRIST. AND THIS DAY,

CLAIM THAT TROPHY. YOU

MAY NEED TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE, 1-855-759-0700.

OPERATORS ARE STANDING

BY. AND SAY HEY, I AM

CLAIMING MY BIRTH

RIGHT. A PRISONER OF

HOPE. WELL, UP NEXT, THE

BEST OF OUR WHAT YOU

BELIEVE CANADA. AND

LAURA-LYNN IN 2012.

MATTHEW, TELL ME

SOMETHING, WHAT'S IT

LIKE? DO YOU--DO YOU

LIVE DOWN IN THIS AREA?

YEAH.

YEAH?

I LIVE ON, UH, MAIN AND

CORDOVA.

MAIN AND CORDOVA.

YEAH.

WHAT'S IT LIKE DOWN

HERE?

IT CAN BE VERY ROUGH.

FRIGHTENING FOR SOME OF

THE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY

ON THE WEEKENDS. IT

CAN--LIKE THIS AREA

RIGHT HERE IS BAD.

YEAH.

BAD FOR FIGHTS.

UM-HUM. YEAH?

BUT IT'S MY WAY--MY

WAY OF EARNING A FEW

BUCKS.

IS IT? UH, YOUR WAY

THEN? YOU'RE KIND OF

LIKE A DOORMAT?

YEAH.

YOU HELP EVERYBODY

OUT?

PRETTY--PRETTY MUCH.

YEAH. HOW HAS YOUR

LIFE BEEN MATTHEW?

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY?

WELL, AT THE AGE OF

16, I WAS IN REFORM

SCHOOL, PRISONS, UNTIL A

FEW YEARS BACK WHEN I

MET A WOMAN. AND I

PROMISED HER THE DAY I

GOT OUT OF MILL HAVEN

THAT I WOULD MARRY

HER. SO I DID THAT. I WAS

WITH THIS LADY FOR TEN

YEARS. I RAISED TWO

BOYS BACK IN WINDSOR

ONTARIO. AND THEN SHE

PASSED AWAY OF CANCER

THE YEAR 2000. SO I CAME

HERE TO VANCOUVER AND

I STEPPED BACK OVER ON

CORDOVA STREET

UNDERNEATH THIS THING

HERE FOR PROBABLY--

ALMOST TEN YEARS UNTIL

I NEXT STARTED SEEING B

GOT ME A PLACE DOWN ON

MAIN AND CORDOVA

WHERE I WAS TELLING YOU

ABOUT. AND I'VE BEEN

THERE NOW FOR A LITTLE

OVER A YEAR NOW.

HMM. DO YOU HAVE

ANY FAITH IN YOUR LIFE

MATTHEW?

OH YEAH.

YEAH?

OH YEAH. I KNOW

THINGS WILL GET BETTER

AND I KNOW I HAVE TRUST

IN GOD THAT HE'LL--HE'LL

PUT ME IN THE RIGHT

PATH.

HAVE--HAVE YOU SEEN

GOD WORK IN YOUR LIFE

DOWN HERE?

OH YEAH. OH YEAH.

MAJORLY. MAJORLY.

THERE IS TIMES WHEN I--

WHERE EVEN MYSELF--AND

I DON'T GET SCARED THAT

MUCH. BUT THERE'S TIMES

DOWN HERE WHERE I HAVE

BEEN SCARED WHERE

THERE'S BEEN KNIVES AND

THAT'S WHEN GOD TELLS

ME IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO

GO.

TIME FOR YOU TO GO?

OH YEAH.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE

GOD'S HAD YOUR BACK?

OH YEAH. OH YEAH.

DID YOU EVER

ACTUALLY ACCEPT GOD

JESUS INTO YOUR HEART

AS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR?

I NEVER REALLY

BANKED DOWN TO PRAY--

TO PRAYING THAT.

BECAUSE I--I TALK TO HIM

LIKE I TALK TO YOU OR TO-

-TO THIS GUY OR TO

ANYONE. AND THERE'S--

THERE'S ONE THING I'VE

ASKED HIM TO DO AND I

KNOW IN HIS--IN HIS OWN

WAY IN HIS OWN TIME IT

WILL HAPPEN.

UM-HUM. WHAT'S

THAT? CAN YOU TELL US?

NOW THAT'S--NO.

YOU CAN'T?

NO. THAT'S BETWEEN--

JUST SOMETHING.

YEAH. THAT'S BETWEEN

ME AND HIM.

UM-HUM.

YOU KNOW, MATT

SHARED, UH, DURING THAT

BRIEF EXCHANGE ABOUT

HOW HIS LIFE WAS GOING

GOOD, YOU KNOW? AND

HE HAD, UM, MARRIED, UH,

A WONDERFUL WOMAN

AND THEN SHE GOT

CANCER AND AFTER THAT,

HE FINDS HIMSELF

HOMELESS ON THE STREET.

AND, YOU KNOW, I DO

KNOW THAT LIFE CAN BE

REAL TOUGH BUT THAT

GOD HAS EXTREME

ANSWERS FOR US WHEN

WE FACE SOME OF LIFE'S

MOST DIFFICULT

CHALLENGES.

HEY, REMEMBER TO

PRAY FOR MATT. YOU

KNOW, THAT'S WHY WE'RE

HERE AT THE 700 CLUB

CANADA. WE'RE

COMMITTED TO BRINGING

YOU STORIES OF HOPE AND

NEW BEGINNINGS FOUND

IN JESUS CHRIST. AND WE

WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

BE A PART OF WHAT WE'RE

DOING RIGHT HERE. NOW,

IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO

HELP THOSE IN NEED LIKE

MATT 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 WE'RE 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, JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL SUCH AS

THE 700 CLUB CANADA

GOLD PARTNER WHICH IS

$40 A MONTH.

AND YOUR

PARTNERSHIP DOLLARS

ARE ALREADY MAKING A

HUGE DIFFERENCE. THIS

CHRISTMAS, WE ARE

PROVIDING OVER $30,000 IN

TOYS, FOOD, AND

CLOTHING THROUGH THE

SCOTT MISSION IN

TORONTO. AND WE'RE

ALSO PARTNERING WITH

500 CHURCHES TO PROVIDE

$25 GIFT CARDS THAT WILL

BE INCLUDED IN THEIR IN

THEIR CHRISTMAS

BASKETS TO THE NEEDY.

NOW WE'RE ALSO

PROVIDING EACH FAMILY

WITH A COPY OF THE FIRST

CHRISTMAS SUPER BOOK

DVD.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE

YOUR MONTHLY GIFT. AND

AS A THANK YOU FOR

YOUR GENEROSITY, WE'LL

SEND YOU THIS DVD

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GOD HAS FOR YOU.

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WELCOME BACK. UP

NEXT, SEE HOW MONDAY

MARTIN'S LIFE WAS

TURNED AROUND BY THE

POWERFUL STORY OF

EBENEZER SCROOGE.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO

YOU UNCLE AND GOD SAVE

YOU.

BAH, HUM BUG.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE

MOVIES GROWING UP AS A

CHILD WAS THE

CHRISTMAS CAROL AND I

JUST LOVED THAT MOVIE. I

WOULD RENT IT FROM THE

VIDEO STORE EVEN IF IT

WASN'T CHRISTMAS

BECAUSE I JUST LOVE IT.

IT'S A STORY OF

REDEMPTION, IT'S A STORY

ABOUT A GUY WHO'S JUST

MEAN AS CAN BE, TOTALLY

LOST BUT THEN HE GETS A

SECOND CHANCE.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 21,

MONDAY MARTIN WAS IN

DESPERATE NEED OF HIS

OWN SECOND CHANCE.

THAT WAS THE STAGE IN

MY LIFE WHERE I WAS LIKE

THE MOST DEPRESSED.

YOU KNOW, MOST

MISERABLE AND JUST

DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO GET

OUT OF THAT.

MONDAY HAD SPENT

MOST OF HIS YOUTH

SEARCHING FOR AN

IDENTITY.

IN MY TEEN YEARS I

SOUGHT TO TRY TO FIT IN

TO THE CHURCH I WAS

GOING TO, THE SCHOOL I

WAS GOING TO AND I WAS

JUST SUCH A CREATIVE

PERSON, YOU KNOW, I

LOVED MY OWN

INDIVIDUALITY. I WAS

KIND OF THE WEIRDO OF

THE BUNCH, YOU KNOW,

THE FREAK AND, YOU

KNOW, PEOPLE WOULD

EVEN CALL ME THAT.

BEING THE ODD MAN

OUT WAS DIFFICULT FOR

MONDAY. AND HE DID

WHATEVER HE COULD TO

ESCAPE THAT REALITY.

I STARTED USING DRUGS

AND ALCOHOL AT THE AGE

OF 15 AND, YOU KNOW,

MARIJUANA WAS LIKE A--A

GATEWAY DRUG THAT LED

TO ME EXPERIMENTING

WITH MANY OTHER DRUGS.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT IF WE

DIDN'T HAVE MONEY TO

BUY POT OR TO BUY LSD,

WE WOULD FIND

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS.

YOU'D ALWAYS WAKE UP

WITH A TERRIBLE

HEADACHE AND JUST A

TERRIBLE FEELING IN

YOUR HEART LIKE WHAT'S

HAPPENING TO ME? WHY

AM I DOING THIS TO

MYSELF? A LOT OF TIMES

IT'S LIKE THE COLD, HARD

FACTS AND TRUTH WOULD

JUST STARE ME RIGHT

DOWN IN THE FACE LIKE

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH

YOU?

BUT THAT COLD, HARD

TRUTH WASN'T ENOUGH

TO HELP MONDAY KICK HIS

SELF DESTRUCTIVE

HABITS. IN FACT, HIS

ADDICTION AND

DEPRESSION GREW WORSE.

AT THE AGE OF 21, I

ACTUALLY WALKED IN,

UM, ON MY GIRLFRIEND

CHEATING ON ME AND MY

HEART WAS JUST

DEVASTATED. I MEAN, ALL

THAT I HAD, YOU KNOW,

EVERYTHING THAT I WAS

HOPING FOR THAT WOULD

BRING ME HAPPINESS

SUDDENLY JUST ENDED.

LATER THAT NIGHT,

MONDAY PASSED OUT

AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF

HEAVY DRINKING. WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT AMAZED

AND FRIGHTENED MONDAY

TO HIS CORE.

ALL THE SUDDEN I FALL

ASLEEP AND I'M IN

ANOTHER PLACE AND I

WAS STANDING IN THIS

LONG LINE, THIS SINGLE

FILE LINE, UH, AND I KNEW

THIS IS THE FINAL

JUDGMENT. AND YOU

CAN'T IMAGINE THE FEAR

THAT STARTED TO SET IN

BECAUSE I REALIZED I

DON'T THINK I'M READY. I

DON'T THINK I'M READY

FOR THIS. SO THIS LINE

WAS GOING TO TWO

DOORWAYS AND ONE

DOORWAY LED TO

HEAVEN, THE OTHER

DOORWAY LED TO HELL

AND I SAW PEOPLE BEING

CONDEMNED FOREVER OR I

SAW PEOPLE BEING SAVED

FOREVER BASED ON IF

THEY HAD RECEIVED JESUS

OR NOT.

WHEN MONDAY

REACHED THE FRONT OF

THE LINE, HE RECEIVED HIS

VERDICT.

THIS UNCONTROLLABLE

FORCE BEGAN TO PULL ME

OUT OF THAT LINE INTO

THE DOORWAY THAT WAS

LEADING TO HELL AND

THERE WAS NOTHING I

COULD DO ABOUT IT. I

BEGAN CRYING OUT IN

THIS LINE AND I WAS JUST

SAYING GOD, PLEASE GIVE

ME ANOTHER CHANCE.

AND I JUST REMEMBER

SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW,

AND RIGHT WHEN I SAID

THAT, SUDDENLY THIS

FORCE BROKE OFF OF ME.

AND I FELT LIKE YOU GOT

ANOTHER CHANCE BUDDY.

BUT I WENT BACK IN THAT

LINE AND THE SAME

PERSON THAT HAD JUST

CONDEMNED ME TO

ETERNITY AWAY FROM

GOD SUDDENLY LOOKED

AT ME AND SAID YOU

WERE HERE BEFORE,

WEREN'T YOU? AND HE

WAS LIKE JOKING WITH ME

AS IF I WAS NOW HIS

BROTHER OR SOMETHING.

HE GOES WE HAD YOU

MIXED UP WITH AN OLD

MAN BEFORE NAMED

EBENEZER.

NO, SPIRIT, NO. I AM

NOT BEEN THE MAN I WAS.

THAT REFERENCE TO

THE CHARLES DICKENS

STORY SPOKE VOLUMES TO

MONDAY.

FOR GOD TO TELL ME

THAT HE WAS, YOU KNOW,

SPEAKING TO ME AND

SAYING HEY, JUST AS IN

THE STORY WHERE

EBENEZER SCROOGE HAD A

VISITATION IN THE NIGHT

AND WAS GIVEN ANOTHER

CHANCE, YOU'RE HAVING

A VISITATION TONIGHT

AND I'M GIVING YOU

ANOTHER CHANCE. AND

SO IT WAS SO POWERFUL.

AND SO EVERY TIME I SEE

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL

NOW, I CRY MY EYES OUT

BECAUSE I FEEL JUST LIKE

THAT MAN, A CHANGED

PERSON. ONLY BY THE

POWER OF GOD THOUGH.

A FEW DAYS LATER,

MONDAY GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT IS THE POINT IN

MY LIFE WHERE

SURRENDER SEEMED LIKE

A BEAUTIFUL THING

WHERE IT DIDN'T BEFORE.

WITH CHRIST LEADING

HIM, MONDAY FOUND THE

STRENGTH TO FIGHT HIS

ADDICTIONS.

I JUST STOPPED DOING

DRUGS. I STOPPED

DRINKING ALCOHOL.

OVERNIGHT GOD BEGAN

TO JUST CLEAN OUT THE

STUFF THAT WAS

DETRIMENTAL TO MY

HEALTH AND TO MY, YOU

KNOW, PHYSICALLY AND

EMOTIONALLY AND

MENTALLY AND PUT ME ON

A PATHWAY AFTER HIM.

SO I STARTED READING,

YOU KNOW, THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN. AND IT WAS LIKE

WORDS WOULD JUMP OUT

OF THE BIBLE, YOU KNOW?

AND I FELT OVERCOME

WITH GOD IS ACTUALLY A

FATHER WHO LOVES ME.

YOU KNOW? AND I THINK

THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE

OUT THERE THAT DON'T

KNOW THAT.

EVER SINCE HIS

TRANSFORMATION TEN

YEARS AGO, CHRISTMAS

FOR MONDAY HAS NEVER

BEEN THE SAME. HE'S

ALSO HAPPILY MARRIED

AND THE FATHER OF TWO

CHILDREN.

PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE

TORMENTED THINKING

THEY CAN'T GET FREE

FROM ADDICTIONS, FROM

BONDAGE, BUT I'M HERE

TO SAY GOD CAN TOUCH

ANYBODY. THERE'S NO

ONE, THERE'S NOTHING

THAT YOU CAN TURN TO

THAT CAN TAKE AWAY

YOUR PAIN. AND A GOD OF

LOVE CAN. AND HE CAN

NOT ONLY DO THAT, BUT

HE'LL MAKE YOU A NEW

PERSON.

I LOVE THIS TESTIMONY.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I APPRECIATE

ABOUT MONDAY IS HE--HE

WAS ALWAYS THE ODD

MAN OUT. HE SAID I WAS

ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT

DIFFERENT, THE WEIRDO,

THE--THE GUY THAT THEY,

UH, THEY FOUND TO BE

THE CLASS CLOWN. AND,

UH, WITH THAT SENSE OF

HUMOR, THE THING THAT I

LOVE THE MOST IS THAT

GOD HAS A SENSE OF

HUMOR AS WELL.

BECAUSE HE SAID

EBENEZER SCROOGE WAS

HIS FAVORITE MOVIE. BUT,

YOU KNOW, THE THING

THAT REALLY BLEW ME

AWAY BECAUSE IF YOU'RE

GOING TO BE WATCHING

THAT THIS TIME OF YEAR

AND YOU'RE GOING TO

REMIND--IT'S GOING TO

REMIND YOU OF MONDAY.

BUT, UH, WHEN HE GOT IN

THAT LINE, THAT DREAM,

THAT VISION, IT WAS

SCARY BECAUSE HE SAID

GOD, I'M NOT READY. IF

YOU COME RIGHT NOW, UH,

WOW. I'M GOING TO HELL.

THE QUESTION THAT I

HAVE TO ASK YOU: ARE

YOU READY IF GOD COMES

RIGHT NOW? I'M NOT

TALKING ABOUT JUST

TRYING TO GET YOU INTO

A CHURCH OR JUST TO

HAVE ANOTHER WARM

BODY, BUT DO YOU KNOW

WHERE YOU'LL SPEND

ETERNITY IF YOU DIE

TODAY WHEN YOU CAN BE

SURE WE WON'T

EMBARRASS YOU. LOOK

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

AND I--I LOVE THIS. IN

FIRST CORINTHIANS

CHAPTER 1 VERSE 18: "FOR

THE MESSAGE OF THE

CROSS IS FOOLISHNESS TO

THOSE WHO ARE

PERISHING, BUT TO US WHO

ARE BEING SAVED, IT IS

THE POWER OF GOD." AND

THAT POWER IS

AVAILABLE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW. IT'S FUNNY WHEN,

WHEN, UH, MONDAY CAME

BACK THROUGH THE LINE,

THE ANGEL, HE SAID, "YOU

LOOK FAMILIAR. YOU

LOOK LIKE AN OLD MAN

EBENEZER SCROOGE." IT

WAS AN OLD MAN BEFORE

BUT HE'S A NEW MAN NOW.

HMM, AND YOU KNOW,

BRIAN, THAT'S WHAT THE

WORD PROMISES IS THAT

HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS

NEW. HE WILL TAKE YOUR

OLD PERSON AND MAKE A

NEW CREATION OUT OF

YOU. ALL IT TAKES IS A

DECISION. BRIAN WAS

TALKING ABOUT JUST

INVITING GOD INTO YOUR

HEART AND IN YOUR LIFE.

REMEMBER WHAT I SAID

EARLIER? HE'S A

GENTLEMAN, HE WAITS

FOR YOU TO ASK HIM TO

BE PART OF YOUR HEART

AND SOUL.

LET'S DO BUSINESS

WITH GOD. ON CHRISTMAS

EVE, WHAT, WHAT A GREAT

TIME. WHAT A GREAT TIME

TO DO THIS. HEY, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO. THE BIBLE

SAYS IN ROMANS 10:9, "IT'S

WITH THE HEART ONE

BELIEVES UNTO

RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE

MOUTH ONE CONFESSES."

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART THAT JESUS IS LORD

AND THAT GOD RAISED

FROM THE DEAD, YOU

SHALL BE SAVED. NOW

PRAY THIS PRAYER:

"JESUS, I AM A SINNER, AND

I'M ASKING YOU, I GIVE

YOU MY PERSONAL

PERMISSION FOR YOUR

HEAVENLY INTERVENTION.

COME INTO MY LIFE, MAKE

ME WHAT YOU WANT ME

TO BE. IN JESUS' NAME." IT

JUST HAPPENED.

AMEN. WELL, WE LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH

YOU ALL AGAIN. UNTIL

NEXT TIME, I'M LAURA-

LYNN TYLER THOMPSON.

GIVE US A CALL, I'M

BRIAN WARREN. HAVE A GREAT DAY .

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