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The 700 Club - March 28, 2013

Gifted sculptor Gil Amelio recreates the final moments of Jesus' life and the sacrifice that changed eternity. Plus, Darlene Zschech performs from her new live worship album. Read Transcript


WHY SOME ARE TRYING TO

SILENCE THESE CHEERLEADERS,

AND WHY OTHERS ARE ROOTING

THEM ON.

TEXAS AND THIS COUNTRY

ARE BETTER AND PROUDER

BECAUSE OF THEM.

PLUS, CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK

WITH A "700 CLUB" CLASSIC,

THIS SCULPTURE RECREATES THE

FINAL HOURS OF JESUS CHRIST

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

YOU CAN FEEL CHRIST.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

A COUPLE OF SHOCKING

THINGS.

DO YOU KNOW AMERICANS NOW

HAVE OVER 110 MILLION CASES

OF VENEREAL DISEASE, AND

20 MILLION YOUNG ADULTS GOT

IT LAST YEAR.

20MILLION.

OKAY.

WELL, ANOTHER STORY WE HAVE

GOT FOR YOU IS LIKE

SOMETHING OUT OF SCIENCE

FICTION, LONG TRAINS FULL OF

ARMORED VEHICLES, PERSONNEL

CARRIERS WITH ARMOR.

WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

THE ARMY GOING INTO BATTLE

AGAINST THE ENEMY?

THEY'RE USED BY HOMELAND

SECURITY AGAINST US.

RONALD REAGAN SAID THE MOST

FEARFUL STATEMENT IN THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS, "I'M

FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND I'M

HERE TO HELP YOU."

Terry: I TOTALLY

AGREE.

Pat: IMAGINE WHAT

HOMELAND SECURITY IS DOING.

IT IS AWFUL.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT

HOW MUCH AMMUNITION THEY'RE

STOCKPILING.

Terry: AND THESE MOVES

ARE COMING AS PEOPLE ARE

ALSO ASKING HOW DRONES MIGHT

BE USED ABOVE THE SKIES.

JEJENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: AS PRIVATE

GUNS AND AMMUNITION SALES

SKYROCKET, UNCLE SOO UNCLE

SAM IS SKYROCKETING TO.

HOMELAND SECURITY IS

PURCHASING ENOUGH FOR 25

YEARS OF THE IRAQ WAR.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WILL

BE USED FOR TRAINING AND

ARMING BORDER PATROL AND

OTHER ARMED FORCED AGENTS.

BUT SOME PREDICT A

GOVERNMENT ARMS RACE AGAINST

AMERICANS.

IN A LETTER, CALIFORNIA

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN DOUG

LAMOFA AND 13 OF HIS

COLLEAGUES ASKED JANET

NAPOLITANO WHY AMMUNITIONS

PURCHASES ON SUCH AN

ASTONISHING SCALE ARE TAKING

PLACE.

AND AS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS WORKING TO

BAN RIFLES AND ASSAULT

WEAPONS, HE QUESTIONS THEIR

TIMING.

HE WRITES, "IT SEEMS TO ARE

CREATED SUCH A SHORTAGE, TO

THE POINT WHERE MANY GUN

OWNERS ARE UNABLE TO BUY

ANY."

SOME ADMINISTRATION

OFFICIALS SAY BUYING IN BULK

MAKES SENSE BECAUSE IT IS

CHEAPER.

THE NATIONAL RIFLE

ASSOCIATION ADDRESSED THE

RUMORS AND CONCERNS AND

CONCLUDED THERE ISN'T ANY

REASON FOR WORRY.

THERE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH

THREATS TO THE SECOND

AMENDMENT TO KEEP GUN OWNERS

BUSY.

THERE IS NO NEED TO INVENT

ADDITIONAL THREATS TO OUR

RIGHTS.

BUT IT IS EASY FOR MANY

PEOPLE TO QUESTION THE

GOVERNMENT.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT POLL

FROM PURE RESEARCH, 73% HAVE

LITTLE CONFIDENCE IN THE

GOVERNMENT, AND MORE THAN

HALF OF AMERICANS SAY THE

GOVERNMENT IS A THREAT TO

THEIR RIGHTS.

ADDING TO THE MISTRUST OF

SOME AMERICANS IS THE

INCREASING EXPECTATION THAT

DRONES WILL SOON PEPPER

AMERICAN AIR SPACE OVER

HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

DRONE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES

MORE STEALTH EVERY DAY AS

STATE GOVERNMENTS AND

CONGRESS SCRAMBLE TO FIND

WAYS TO PROTECT PRIVACY, AND

ENSURE AMERICANS THEY WON'T

BECOME TARGETS OF ARMED

DRONES ON AMERICAN SOIL.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS, I

HAVEN'T KILLED ANYONE YET.

HE GOES ON TO SAY, "AND I

HAVE NO INTENTION OF KILLING

AMERICANS, BUT I MIGHT."

Reporter: SENATOR RAND

PAUL BECAME A HERO OF SORTS

TO MANY WHEN HE DREW

ATTENTION TO THE PRESIDENT'S

POLICY OF USING DRONES, WITH

THE CONFIRMATION OF NOW

C.I.A. DIRECTOR JOHN

BRENNAN.

HE WANTED ASSURANCE THAT THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULDN'T

USE THEM TO FIRE ON

AMERICANS ON AMERICAN SOIL.

ARE WE SO COMPLACENT WITH

OUR RIGHTS THAT WE WILL

ALLOW A PRESIDENT TO SAY HE

MIGHT KILL LAWMAKERS.

Reporter: NOW OFFICIALS

FROM BOTH PARTIES ARE TRYING

TO FIND THE BENEFITS.

LIKE THE GOVERNMENT WATCHING

YOU WITHOUT YOU EVER KNOWING

IT.

THERE IS A SUBJECTIVE

ELEMENT TO HARM, LIVING IN A

SOCIETY WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU'RE UNDER SURVEILLANCE.

PRESUMABLY AT ONE POINT

YOU COULD HAVE ONE THE SIZE

OF A MOSQUITO.

THAT HAS A BATTERY THAT

OPERATES FOR WEEKS, AND YOU

COULD HAVE A MOSQUITO

FOLLOWING YOU AROUND AND NOT

BE AWARE OF IT.

THERE ARE ALREADY IMAGES

ON LINE OF A MOSQUITO DRONE

BEING DEVELOPED BY THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY,

AND THEM TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT WHAT TECHNOLOGY THEY CAN

MAKE SMALL ENOUGH TO PUT ON

IT.

Reporter: IT IS

UNCHARTERED TERRITORY THAT

HAS MANY AMERICANS ON EDGE,

AND SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THROUGH

GOVERNMENT'S MOTIVES.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: IT IS AMAZING THAT

THE HOMELAND SECURITY IS

LETTING THE BORDER GUARDS

NOT GET OVERTIME, AND

THEREFORE THERE ARE CERTAIN

GAPS IN OUR SECURITY FENCE

THAT LET'S UNDOCUMENTED

WORKERS COME ACROSS THE

BORDER FROM MEXICO.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME,

THEY'RE BUYING HUGE

AMOUNTS -- I MEAN, YOU SEE

THE PICTURES OF THESE

PERSONNEL CARRIERS, ARMED

COMBAT-TYPE PERSONNEL

CARRIERS ON RAILROAD CARS,

LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS.

AND YOU SAY, WHO ARE THEY

GOING TO FIGHT AGAINST?

WHO ARE THEY GOING TO FIGHT

AGAINST?

WE'RE THE TAXPAYERS.

WE'RE THE PEOPLE.

WELL, AMERICANS ARE ALSO

FACING ANOTHER MAJOR

NATIONAL DEBATE.

THIS TIME OVER SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS MORE ON

THOSE IMPORTANT CASES ABOUT

MARRIAGE AT THE SUPREME

COURT.

Wendy: THANK YOU, PAT.

WELL, THE SUPREME COURT

ISN'T LIKELY TO RULE ON

THOSE GAY MARRIAGE CASES

UNTIL JUNE, BUT THOSE

RULINGS AREN'T LIKELY TO END

THE DEBATE, AND THE DEEP

DIVIDE OVER THE FUTURE OF

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY IN

AMERICA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: WHILE PUBLIC

SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE HAS

SHIFTED OVER THE LAST

SEVERAL YEARS, THE LAWS ON

THE BOOKS TELL A DIFFERENT

STORY.

30 STATES NOW HAVE LAWS

BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

AND ONLY NINE STATES AND THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ALLOW

IT.

THE SUPREME COURT'S SECOND

LOOK AT THE ISSUE FOCUSED ON

THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE

FEDERAL DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE

ACT.

THEY SAY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT ONLY RECOGNIZES

MARRIAGE AS A LEGAL UNION

BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN.

83-YEAR-OLD EDIE WINDSOR

WANTS THE COURT TO STRIKE IT

DOWN.

I THOUGHT WE WERE VERY

RESPECTFUL, AND I BELIEVE IT

IS GOING TO BE GOOD.

Reporter: SHE SAYS THE

GOVERNMENT TREATED HER

UNFAIRLY WHEN SHE HAD TO PAY

$360,000 IN ESTATE TAXES

AFTER HE THE DEATH OF HER

SAME-SEX PARTNER OF 44

YEARS.

AFTER HER DAY IN COURT, SHE

TOLD SUPPORTERS WHY IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR THE GOVERNMENT

TO RECOGNIZE THE MARRIAGE OF

GAYS AND LESBIANS, AND SHE

SAYS THE WORD "MARRIAGE" IS

KEY.

IT IS A MAGIC WORD, FOR

ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY WE WANT IT

AND WHY WE NEED IT.

IT IS MAGIC.

Reporter: WHILE SOME

STATES ALREADY RECOGNIZE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGES, THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND DOMA

DOES NOT.

AND THAT CAN BE IMPORTANT

BECAUSE MARITAL STATUS

AFFECTS MORE THAN 1100

FEDERAL LAWS, FROM TAXES TO

SOCIAL SECURITY TO HEALTH

BENEFITS FOR FEDERAL

EMPLOYEES.

BUT OPPONENTS SAY MUCH MORE

IS AT STAKE WITH DOMA AND

THE OTHER CASE BEFORE THE

COURT, PO PROPOSITION 8,

WHICH SUPPORTS TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE AND BANS GAY

MARRIAGE.

OPPONENTS SAY LEGALIZING SAY

IT WILL NOT ONLY REDEFINE

MARRIAGE ITSELF, IT WILL

THREATEN THE TRADITIONAL

FAMILY.

GOD GAVE US THE GIFT OF

MARRIAGE, ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN, BECAUSE THROUGH THEM

A LIFE IS BORN.

Reporter: AND OPPONENTS

SAY GAY MARRIAGE WILL

JEOPARDIZE THE FREEDOMS OF

INDIVIDUALS, CHURCHES, AND

BUSINESSES, AND EVEN THE

MILITARY.

IT PUTS AT RISK THE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY OF DULY

AUTHORIZED CLERGY, AND

PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SUCH AS

THE HUNDREDS OF MILITARY

CHAPLAINS IN THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: THE COURT IS

IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE ITS

DECISION UNTIL JUNE.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE JUSTICES

MAY STRIKE DOWN DOMA, THE

COURT HAS SURPRISED

OBSERVERS BEFORE.

IN THE MEANTIME, SOME

BELIEVE WHATEVER THE

DECISION, IT OUGHT TO BRIDGE

THE GROWING DIVIDE.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

WE FIND WAYS OF THOSE

SPORTING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

TO REACH OUT TO THOSE WHO

DON'T.

Reporter: THE COURT

COULD HAVE THE RULING BASED

ON STANDING, AND IF IT

CHOOSES TO DO SO, THE DEBATE

OVER MARRIAGE, BOTH LEGALLY

AND MORALLY, WILL CERTAINLY

CONTINUE INDEFINITELY.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS, THE

SUPREME COURT.

Wendy: THANKS, JOHN.

PAT, HOW DO YOU THINK THE

SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO GO

IN THIS?

Pat: I HOPE, WENDY,

THAT THEY PASS ON THIS ONE.

I DON'T KNOW IF "STANDING"

IS THE HOOK THEY'LL USE TO

HANG THEIR DECISION ON, BUT

I DO THINK THAT AN ACT OF

CONGRESS -- THEY CERTAINLY

UPHELD THE OBAMA HEALTH CARE

LAW, WHICH WAS A DISASTER.

THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

WAS A BIPARTISAN INITIATIVE,

AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY A

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

AND I THINK FOR THE SUPREME

COURT TO REACH IN AND

OVERTURN THAT WOULD BE A

GREAT MISTAKE.

THE SAME THING WITH AN

INITIATIVE IN CALIFORNIA

THAT WAS PASSED BY THE

MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN

THE STATE.

I THINK THEY OUGHT TO LET

THE STATES WORK IT OUT.

AND IF THE TATES CHANGE

STATES CHANGE THEIR MINDS

ALONG THE WAY, FINE.

BUT IT WILL BE DEMOCRATIC

PROCESSES, NOT JUDICIAL

FIAT.

Wendy: THE COST OF SOME

NEW HOTEL INSURANCNEW

HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES

COULD GO UP BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE.

THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE

WORKING ON THE PRICES OF

THEIR PLANS UNDER OBAMA

CARE.

THE WHITE HOUSE STILL SAYS

THE NEW LAW WILL MEAN LOWER

INSURANCE PRICES IN THE

FUTURE.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

INFECTIONS ARE ON THE RISE

EVERY YEAR IN THE UNITED

STATES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL.

THE C.D.C.'S THE NEW

ESTIMATES SHOW THERE ARE

ABOUT 20 MILLION NEW

INFECTIONS A YEAR, AND THAT

COSTS OUT THEIR SYSTEM

NEARLY $16 BILLION JUST IN

DIRECT MEDICAL EXPENSES.

HALF OF ALL OF THE NEW

INFECTIONS OCCUR AMONG YOUNG

MEN AND WOMEN.

THE C.D.C. SAYS THERE ARE

MORE THAN 110 MILLION,

TOTAL, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

INFECTIONS IN THE U.S.

WOW, 110 MILLION, PAT.

Pat: WENDY, THAT'S A

LOT OF PEOPLE.

110MILLION?

20MILLION IN THE DEMOGRAPHIC

PROBABLY BETWEEN 18 AND 34,

THE YOUNGER CROWD.

SOME HOW THIS SEXUAL

REVOLUTION ISN'T WORKING.

AND WHAT PEOPLE DON'T

UNDERSTAND IS THAT SOME OF

THESE IS THE HUMAN

PAPILLOMAVIRUS THAT CAUSES

CANCER.

AND THEY'RE FINDING THROAT

CANCERS THAT THEY NEVER HAD

BEFORE BECAUSE OF OUR

EXCITEMENT ABOUT ORAL SEX.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE, WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

I MEAN, 110 MILLION.

AND 20 MILLION NEW CASES IN

ONE YEAR?

STERILIZATION, BRAIN

DAMAGE -- YOU CAN GO DOWN

THE LIST OF THE TERRIBLE

THINGS THAT THESE DISEASES

CAUSE.

THEY'RE NOT FUNNY.

YOU SAY, JUST TAKE A SHOT.

YEAH, SURE.

BUT BEFORE LONG, THEY ARE

GOING TO BE DISEASES THAT

ARE NOT AMENABLE TO

PENICILLIN OR ANY OF THE NEW

DRUGS THEY'VE GOT.

IT'S HORRIBLE.

AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE

SAYING, WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE

MARRIED BEFORE YOU HAVE

SEX.

BUT IN THE OLD DAYS, THEY

COULD GET MARRIED WHEN THEY

WERE 15.

AND NOW WE HAVE TO WAIT

UNTIL WE'RE 25 OR 30, SO,

THEREFORE, THE BIBLE DOESN'T

APPLY TO US.

WELL, NONSENSE.

WENDY?

Wendy: VERY SCARY,

PAT.

PEOPLE IN CYPRUS CAN FINALLY

GET THEIR OWN MONEY OUT OF

THE BANK.

BUT WITH STRICT LIMITS.

THE NATION'S BANKS REOPENED

TO COSTUMERS TODAY FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN NEARLY TWO

WEEKS, BUT THEY CAN ONLY

PULL OUT A LIMITED OF MONEY

AT A TIME.

THE MOVE IS DESIGNED TO

PREVENT RUNS ON THE BANKS.

PEOPLE ALSO CAN'T CASH

CHECKS.

THE BANKS WERE CLOSED AFTER

THE GOVERNMENT SAID IT WOULD

SEIZE MONEY FROM HIGH-END

BANK ACCOUNTS TO PAY FOR A

FINANCIAL BAILOUT PLAN.

FOR NOW, PEOPLE IN CYPRUS

ARE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN'T

DO WITH THOSE NEW

RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE.

PAT?

Pat: WHAT THEY'RE

TELLING ALL OF US IS BE

CAREFUL.

GET YOUR MONEY SOME PLACE

WHERE IT IS SAFE BECAUSE IT

CAN HAPPEN HERE.

TERRY?

Terry: UNBELIEVABLE.

WELL, IN TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL IS A RELIGION, BUT

IF YOU PUT RELIGION INTO

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, YOU'RE

GOING TO GET AN ANGRY PHONE

CALL FROM ATHEISTS AS ONE

GROUP OF CHEERLEADERS FOUND

OUT.

THEY WEREN'T AFRAID TO

STAND UP AND SAY WHAT THEY

BELIEVE, AND TO TAKE

WHATEVER CAME WITH IT.

Terry: HEAR WHY THE

NATION IS CHEERING THESE

RALLY GIRLS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: OH, THEY'RE OUR

HEROINS.

A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING

SQUAD IN TEXAS WHO EARNED

NATIONAL ATTENTION.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY USED BIBLE

VERSES ON THEIR BANNERS AT

FOOTBALL GAMES.

AND NOW THEY'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A HEATED

FREE-SPEECH BATTLE.

DAVID BRODY TRAISTLED

TRAVELLED TO CON SAY, TEXAS,

WHERE HE FOUND OVERWHELMING

SUPPORT FOR THE HOME TOWN

CHEERLEADERS.

THE KUNTZ HIGH SCHOOL

CHEERLEADERS MAY SEEM LIKE

TYPICAL TEENAGED GIRLS.

IN REALITY, THEY'RE ANYTHING

BUT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE BANNERS

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS RUN

THROUGH JUST BEFORE THEIR

GAMES.

THE CHEERLEADERS BEGAN

WRITING BIBLE VERSES ON THEM

LAST FALL.

I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET UP

WITH THE TEAM, AND I ASKED

THEM WHY THEY BOLDLY DECIDED

TO PUT THEIR FAITH ON

DISPLAY.

WE'RE JUST ALL

CHRISTIANS, AND WE BELIEVE

THAT THE BIBLE IS FROM GOD,

AND SO IF IT'S FROM GOD, WHY

NOT.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE

THINKING, IT IS A POSITIVE

MESSAGE AND IT IS

UPLIFTING.

Reporter: THE GIRLS'

ZEAL FOR GOD'S WORD WAS SO

CONTAGIOUS, IT NOT ONLY

INSPIRED THEIR OWN FOOTBALL

TEAM, IT CAUSED THE OPPOSING

TEAMS TO WANT TO DO THE SAME

THING.

THEY ALSO BEGAN WRITING

SCRIPTURES ON THEIR

BANNERS.

BUT THE FREEDOM FOR RELIGION

FOUNDATION FILED A COMPLAINT

WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT.

THEY SAID BIBLE VERSES

SHOULD NOT BE DISPLAYED AT

FOOTBALL GAMES, BECAUSE THAT

BASICALLY MEANT THE SCHOOL

WAS SUPPORTING A

PARTICULARLY RELIGION.

THE TEXT TS TEXAS

ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARD

LEADERS AGREED.

AND THEY FILED A LAWSUIT.

THEIR ATTORNEY, DAVID

STARNS, IS WORKING WITH

LIBERTY INSTITUTE ON THE

CASE.

THIS IS CASE IS REALLY

ALL ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF

STUDENTS TO EXPRESS THEIR

SINCERELY-HELD RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS AT SCHOOL.

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT SAID THAT STUDENTS DO

NOT LEAVE THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AT THE

SCHOOLHOUSE GATE.

Reporter: THE CASE WENT

TO COURT LAST OCTOBER, AND

THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE

CHEE CHEERLEADERS COULD

CONTINUE TO WRITE SCRIPTURES

ON THE BANNERS FOR THE REST

OF THE YEAR.

THE CHEERLEADERS STOOD UP

FOR THEIR FAITH ONCE AGAIN

AND RECEIVED OVERWHELMING

SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL

COMMUNITY.

THEY'RE GOOD KIDS.

THEY'VE BEEN RAISED RIGHT.

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY BELIEVE,

AND THEY WEREN'T AFRAID TO

STAND UP AND SAY WHAT THEY

BELIEVE AND TO TAKE WHATEVER

CAME WITH IT.

Reporter: KUNTZ IS A

SMALL TOWN IN EAST TEXAS.

THE TOWN'S CLAIM TO FAME IS

THEY ARE HOME TO THE ONLY

PAIR OF MARRIED ARMADILLOS

IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

BUT NOW THE CHEERLEADERS

HAVE REPLACED THOSE

ARMADILLOS.

EVEN THE TEXAS GOVERNOR AND

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HAVE

PUBLICLY SUPPORTED THE

CHEERLEADERS.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HONORED

THEM AT A RECENT BANQUET AND

HE SAYS HE IS PROUD OF THE

GIRLS.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE COURAGE

OF YOUR CONVICTIONS, YOU CAN

BE A MESSENGER FOR THE

ENTIRE WORLD.

THESE ARE GIRLS WHO ONE DAY

WERE CHEERLEADERS, AND THEY

WERE TRANSFORMED INTO

COMMUNITY LEADERS.

TEXAS AND THIS COUNTRY ARE

BETTER AND PROUDER BECAUSE

OF THEM.

Reporter: WHAT'S GOING

ON IN THE SCHOOL?

WHAT IS EVERYBODY SAYING IN

THE SCHOOL?

YOU GUYS ARE, LIKE, THE

COOL, FAMOUS CHEERLEADERS,

AREN'T YOU?

WE'RE STILL THE SAME

PEOPLE WE ALWAYS WERE.

THIS HASN'T, LIKE -- THIS

HAS JUST HELPED OUR FOOTBALL

BOYS AND US COME CLOSER TO

EACH OTHER, BUT EVERYTHING

IS THE STILL AT SCHOOL.

WE'RE ALL STILL CLOSE.

AND NOBODY ARGUES.

WE HARDLY TALK ABOUT IT

ANYMORE.

Reporter: SO FOR NOW,

THE CHEERLEADERS ARE WAITING

FOR THEIR NEXT COURT DATE IN

JUNE, TO SEE IF THEY CAN

CONTINUE TO CLAIM GOD'S WORD

AT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL GAMES.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

KUNTZ, TEXAS.

Pat: WELL, THERE WAS A

FAMOUS CASE THAT WAS WON BY

AN ORGANIZATION THAT I HAD

STARTED, THE NATIONAL LEGAL

FOUNDATION, WHICH WAS THE

PREDECESSOR TO THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE.

7-2 DECISION.

THE COURT RULED THAT

CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS HAD A

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO

EXPRESS THEIR FAITH.

THAT WAS THE RULING.

AND THE QUESTION IS: HOW

MUCH POWER DOES THE STATE

HAVE TO GET INTO IT?

WELL, I THINK THESE KIDS ARE

NOT AGENTS OF THE STATE.

AND I THINK THAT ANY

INTELLIGENT JUDGE WILL SAY

THEY HAVE A PERFECT RIGHT TO

EXPRESS THEIR FAITH.

WE HOPE IT WILL COME DOWN

THAT WAY.

TERRY?

Terry: GO, TEXAS.

WELL, COMING UP LATER, A

"700 CLUB" EASTER CLASSIC.

SCULPTURE GILL AMILIO

RECREATES THE FINAL HOURS OF

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

Terry: WHEN 7-YEAR-OLD

GEYSER SUDDENLY STARTED

DOING POORLY IN SCHOOL, HIS

TEACHER PUNISHED HIM.

WHAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW WAS

THAT HER YOUNG STUDENT WAS

SLOWLY GOING BLIND.

Reporter: 7-YEAR-OLD

GEYSER LOVES ART.

HE DRAWS EVERYTHING HE

SEES.

I LIKE TO DRAW AND COLOR

WITH MY CRAYONS.

Reporter: BUT DOING HIS

FAVORITE ACTIVITY BECAME

MORE DIFFICULT WITH GEYSER,

AFTER HE DEVELOPED A

JUVENILE CATARACT IN HIS

LEFT EYE.

WITH THIS EYE, I CANNOT

SEE ANYTHING.

SO I HAVE TO GET CLOSER TO

THE PAPER TO SEE THINGS

BETTER.

Reporter: RENA IS A

WIDOW, AND SHE HAS COME TO

DEPEND ON GEYSER TO HELP HER

WITH HER CHORES.

BUT SECRETLY, SHE WORRIES HE

WILL DEVELOP A CONTACT

CATARACT IN HIS OTHER EYE.

SHE DOES LAUNDRY TO BRING IN

MONEY.

I TRIED TO DO ANYTHING TO

DO TO GET EYE SURGERY FOR

HIM, BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

I ASKED GOD

EVERY DAY TO

HELP US.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" LEARNED

OF GEYSER'S CONDITION, WE

QUICKLY ARRANGED FOR HIM TO

HAVE A FREE SURGERY TO

REMOVE THE CATARACT AND PUT

A NEW INNER OCULAR LENS INTO

THE EYE.

IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS, THE

SURGERY WAS DONE.

A FEW WEEKS LATER, WE WENT

BACK TO VISIT GEYSER AND

FOUND HE COULD SEE

PERFECTLY.

I AM VERY HAPPY NOW

BECAUSE I CAN SEE WITH BOTH

EYES.

WHEN I GROW UP, I AM GOING

TO BE A PAINTER.

I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT MY

SON RECEIVED THIS FREE

SURGERY.

YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT

BLESSING TO US.

Terry: GEYSER COULD

GROW UP TO BE AN AMAZING

ARTIST, AND IF YOU'RE A "700

CLUB" MEMBER, YOU WOULD HAVE

HAD A HAND IN THAT.

THAT'S THE KIND OF MEDICAL

OUTREACH WE'RE MAKING AROUND

THE WORLD.

WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE WHO

DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO

EAT, TO LEARN BUSINESS

OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL

ALLOW THEM NOT TO EAT JUST

FOR A DAY, BUT FOR A

LIFETIME.

WE'RE WORKING WITH ORPHANS

AND WIDOWS AND VULNERABLE

KIDS WORLDWIDE.

JOIN WITH US, 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH, MAKES YOU

A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

WE ALL NEED TO PARTNER

TOGETHER TO MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

YOU YOU CAN DO THAT BY

CALLING THAT TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST JOIN AND SAY I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO, WE'RE GOING TO

SAY THANK YOU BY SENDING YOU

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO."

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE ON HERE

WHO HAVE ACTUALLY DIED.

SOME HAVE GONE TO HEAVEN,

SOME TO HELL, AND THEY'VE

COME BACK TO SHARE WITH US

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE AFTER

LIFE.

YOU WANT TO GET AHOLD OF

THIS.

IT WILL BE A BLESSING TO

YOU.

STILL TO COME, WE INVITE YOU

AND YOUR FAMILY TO JOIN US

FOR A SPECIAL COMMUNION

SERVICE.

WE WANT YOU TO GATHER THE

ELEMENTS IN YOUR HOME SO YOU

CAN TAKE COMMUNION WITH US.

PLUS THE CRUCIFIXION FROM AN

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE.

STAY TUNED FOR GIL GILL

GILL AMELLIO'S "THE FACE OF

CHRIST," LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

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Pat: WE'RE LOOKING AT

PASSION WEEK.

WE'RE SEVERAL DAYS AWAY FROM

THE SUNDAY WE RECOGNIZE AS

THE DAY OF THE RESURRECTION

OF JESUS.

BUT THE NIGHT JESUS WAS

BETRAYED, HE AND HIS

DISCIPLES GATHERED IN AN

UPPER ROOM TO CELEBRATE THE

JEWISH PASSOVER.

IN A FEW MINUTES, WE'LL

COMMEMORATE THAT LAST SUPPER

BY SHARING COMMUNION

TOGETHER, AND AS WE, AS

TERRY HAS POINTED OUT, WE

ADVICE YOU IF YOU HAVE

GRAPEFRUIT JUICE OR WINE IN

YOUR HOME, AND SOME BREAD,

TAKE IT AND SHARE WITH US.

FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO WATCH

A DRAMATIC PORTRAYAL OF THE

SACRIFICE OF CHRIST'S BODY

AND BLOOD.

IT'S TOLD BY THE LATEST

SCULPTURE GILL AMELLIO,

THROUGH AN IMAGE OF CLAY HE

CALLS "THE FACE OF CHRIST."

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE

WORD.

AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD.

AND THE WORD WAS GOD.

AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH

AND DWELLED AMONG US, AND WE

BEHELD HIS GLORY, THAT GLORY

OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF

FATHER, FULL OF GRACE AND

TRUTH.

WORDS LIKE THESE HAVE BEEN

THE WORDS THAT INSPIRED THE

ARTISTS UP THROUGH THE

CENTURIES TO PORTRAY THE

FACE OF CHRIST.

LET'S GO BACK INTO SOME OF

THAT IMAGERY AND SCULPTURE

AS THE ARTIST SPEAKS ABOUT

OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS

CHRIST.

*

THE APPEARANCE WAS LONG

AND RATHER UGLY, AND YET THE

EARLY ARTIST WAS INSPIRED BY

THE WORDS OF ISAIAH.

WHERE ISAIAH SPOKE ABOUT THE

SUFFERING SERVANT TO COME.

IN THE 52nd CHAPTER,

ISAIAH SAID THAT THIS

SUFFERING SERVANT, THIS

MESSIAH, WOULD SUFFER A

BEATING SO THAT HIS FORM

WOULD BE MARRED MORE THAN

ALL OF THE SONS OF MEN.

IN THE 53rd CHARTER, AND

EVEN NOW IN THE FIRST AND

EARLY CENTURIES, WE SEE THE

SPLIT.

THE 53rd CHAPTER SPOKE

ABOUT TH THE DESPICED MAN,

AS IF IT WERE A ROOT THAT

WOULD NOT BEAR ROOT THROUGH

THE SEED THAT WAS PLANTED

UPON IT OR DROPPED UPON A

DRY GROUND.

THERE WOULD BE NOTHING ABOUT

HIS APPEARANCE THAT WOULD

MAKE US DESIROUS OF HIM.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THE WORDS

PROPHESIED BY ISAIAH, THIS

JESUS WOULD EVENTUALLY BE

BEATEN AND BATTERED SO WE

COULDN'T RECOGNIZE HIM ANY

LONGER.

THESE ARE THE VERY BASIC

SCRIPTUR SCRIPTURAL

PIECES.

LET'S MOVE FURTHER TO

CAPTURE THE EASTERN

APPEARANCE, THE WAY IT

REALLY BEGAN.

SO WE SEE THESE LONG

FEATURES, HOLDING THERE FOR

A MINUTE, LET'S MOVE TO THE

RENAISSANCE.

IT SEEMS THE APPEARANCE THAT

WE GENERALLY ACCEPT AS THE

FACE OF CHRIST.

SO WE SEE THE WARMER

APPEARANCE OF THE FACE OF

CHRIST.

THE BEARD REMAINING THE SAME

FROM THE VERY FIRST

CENTURY.

WHAT WERE THE WORDS THAT NOW

MOVE THIS ARTIST?

WE CAN EXPLAIN THAT THROUGH

THREE PAINTINGS, THE AGONY

IN THE GARDEN, THE

TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO

JERUSALEM, AND THE

CONFRONTATION BEFORE THE

ROMAN SOLDIERS.

THE SOLDIERS TOOK HIS

CLOTHING OFF AND PLACED UPON

HIM THE ROBES OF THE KING

AND THEY WOULD MAKE SPORT OF

HIM.

THEY PLACED THIS PURPLE ROBE

ON JESUS, WHO CLAIMED TO BE

THE KING OF THE JEWS, AND

THEY MADE FUN OF HIM, AND

THEY GAVE HIM A SEPTOR.

RECENTLY MOST OF THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD CELEBRATED

PALM SUNDAY, WHERE JESUS

RODE INTO TOWN ON A DONKEY

THAT HADN'T BEEN RIDDEN

BEFORE, ACCORDING TO

PROPHECY.

JESUS WOULD RIDE INTO THE

NARROW STREETS OF JERUSALEM,

A PLACE ANY TAC TITION

TACTITION WOULD SAY HE

SHOULDN'T.

AND HE WOULD HEAR HOSANNAS,

HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST,

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN

THE NAME OF THE LORD.

BUT THOSE OTHERS WHO DID NOT

BELIEVE IN THIS JESUS, YOU

WOULD SEE THE ROMAN SOLDIERS

WHO WOULD GIVE HIM MOCK

SALUTES.

AND AS HE MADE HIS WAY

THROUGH, HE WOULD HEAR THAT

BEAUTIFUL PRAYER IN HIS OWN

LANGUAGE, AND IN HEBREW, AS

WE UNDERSTAND IT.

AND THOSE PEOPLE WOULD SHOUT

TO HIM IN HEBREW: HERE OH,

ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD,

THE LORD IS ONE.

JESUS WOULD RIDE INTO AND

THROUGH THAT CROWD AND CLAIM

THE TEMPLE.

IN THE OTHER PAINTING, JESUS

IN THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN.

WE READ ABOUT IT IN LUKE 22:

44.

AS JESUS WAS IN THAT GARDEN,

HE KNEW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO

HAPPEN WITHIN A MATTER OF

HOURS.

THIS JESUS, BORN OF A WOMAN,

AS ANY MAN OR WOMAN IS.

EIGHT DAYS AFTER HIS BIRTH,

HE WOULD SHED BLOOD,

ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF

HIS PARENTS, AND JESUS WAS

BORN TO DIE.

IN THAT SCENE, WE SEE JESUS

LYING THERE, AND THEN

PRAYING ON A ROCK.

SOME OF THE APOSTLES WERE

NOT AWAKE AT THAT TIME, AND

AS HE SLEPT, LUKE, THE

PHYSICIAN, TELLS US, AFTER

THE FACT, AFTER HE HAD

GATHERED THE EVIDENCE --

LUKE WASN'T THERE AT THAT

TIME -- THAT HIS SWEAT

TURNED INTO GIANT DROPLETS

OF BLOOD.

THAT'S WHEN HE BEGAN TO DIE

MEDICALLY.

JESUS WOULD THEN LOOK UP

INTO A BEAM OF LIGHT, AND

THE ARTIST, HUFFMAN,

PORTRAYS THIS SCENE.

JESUS WOULD SAY TO THE

FATHER, LET ME OUT OF THIS

MOMENT, BUT LET NOT MY WILL

BE DONE, BUT THINE.

AND EVEN AFTER THAT PRAYER,

HE COULD HEAR THE TINKER OF

ARMY AS THEY WOULD BRING THE

SOLDIERS TO ARREST HIM AND

GIVE HIM THE KISS OF DEATH.

AND THEN IN THAT GIANT

PAINTINGS, THE CONFRONTATION

SEEN BEFORE THE ROMAN

SOLDIERS, WE CAN SEE THE

COMMANDER OF THE GUARD.

WE WERE TOLD IN SCRIPTURES

THAT IT WAS KNOWN AS THE

COHORT.

A BATTALION OF MEN, 900,

1200 MEN, AND COMING OFF HIS

HORSE, THE COMMANDER WOULD

MAKE SPORT OF HIM.

THEY WOULD PLACE A BLINDFOLD

AROUND THE EYES OF JESUS

BECAUSE THEY HEARD ABOUT

THESE GREAT TRICKS AND

MIRACLES HE WOULD PERFORM.

ALL HE TO TO DO IS CONVINCE

THE COHORTS, THE SOLDIERS.

IN FRONT OF HIS OWN MEN,

THEY WOULD ASK JESUS TO PLAY

A TRICK.

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT ALL OF

THESE PROPHETS WHO HEAL

PEOPLE OF LEPROSY, AND A

MONTH LATER, THE LEPROSY

COMES BACK.

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE

PROPHETS BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T

SEEN THOSE GREAT TRICKS.

COME ON, CHRIST, HOW WAS

IT?

YOU'RE A YOUNG MAN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO

HEROD AND BE A POLITICIAN.

TELL US ABOUT THAT BLIND MAN

ALONG THE ROAD.

THEY TELL US THAT HE WAS

THERE AND YOU ACTUALLY

HEALED HIM.

CHRIST, CAN YOU SEE THROUGH

THAT BLINDFOLD?

COME ON, CHRIST, IF YOU'RE

THE KING, YOU CAN SEE

THROUGH A MERE BLINDFOLD.

WHO WAS IT THAT SPIT ON ME?

WAS IT ME?

ONE OF MY MEN?

SIX OF THEM?

HOW MANY ARE HERE?

CAN YOU SEE THY REED?

WHICH WAY DO I HOLD IT, UP

OR DOWN.

PLAY SOME KIND OF A TRICK.

LOOK THROUGH THE BLINDFOLD.

HIT ON THAT SIDE.

CAN'T YOU SEE THROUGH A MERE

PIECE OF CLOTH.

AND THIS FOOLISHNESS WOULD

GO ON, BUT JESUS DIDN'T SAY

ONE WORD.

AND THEY WOULD REMOVE THE

BLINDFOLD AND LET HIM GO.

AND THEY WOULD RELEASE HIM

TO THE MOB AT THE PETORIUM.

AT THAT TIME, THEY WOULD

FASHION A CROWN OF THORNS.

AND ACCORDING TO LAW AND

CUSTOM, JESUS WOULD BE

SCURGED.

PAUL SPOKE ABOUT THE

STRIPES, 40 STRIKES MINUS

ONE.

IN THIS SETTING, WOULD THE

SOLDIERS THEN COUNT THE 39.

JESUS WOULD CARRY THAT CROSS

SOME 800, 900 YARDS, TO THE

HILL.

WHEN THEY GOT HIM THERE,

THEY WOULD CROWN HIM WITH A

CROWN OF THORNS, AND THEY

WOULD CRUCIFY HIM.

THE ROMAN SOLDIERS WERE

QUITE EXPERT AT THIS.

WE SEE THIS SCENE IN

PAINTINGS, JESUS FULFILLING

EVERY IOTA OF PROPHECY.

*

THEY WOULD THEN TAKE HIM,

IN THIS CONDITION, AND THEY

WOULD PLACE HIM ON A CROSS.

THEY WOULD FIX HIM WITH

NAILS IN A SPECIAL AREA IN

THE WRIST.

THEY WOULD DRIVE THESE NAILS

IN HIS WRISTS, ONE DOWN

BELOW, ON A FOOT,

OVERLAPPING THE OTHER.

AND JESUS DIDN'T STAND ON

THE CROSS AS SOME ART WOULD

HAVE IT, LIKE SOME KIND OF A

KING.

JESUS THE MAN, TOTAL MAN,

MINUS ONE THING WE ARE ALL

HEIR TO, HE DIDN'T SIN.

HE COULDN'T EXHALE HIS AIR.

AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT,

JESUS WOULD LOOK UP INTO THE

HEAVENS AND IT BECAME DARK.

HE COULDN'T SEE THE FATHER

ANYMORE, AND HE WOULD RISE,

TRYING TO EXHALE HIS AIR IN

THIS CONDITION.

THEY COULD HEAR HIM.

NOW JESUS WOULD RISE FROM

DOWN BELOW.

"FATHER, FORGIVE THEM FOR

THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY

DO."

AND IN THE NIGHT AIR, EVEN

THEN HE COULD HAVE

ATTEMPTED, COME DOWN.

HE WOULD HEAR ABOUT IT

SPOKEN IN ISAIAH 14: 14.

JESUS WOULD RISE AGAIN, AND

THEN HE KNEW THE FATHER

WASN'T THERE.

AND IN HIS HUMANITY, HE

DIDN'T TURN DIVINITY ON AND

OFF.

JESUS WOULD LOOK UP AND

SHOUT SOMETHING THEY DIDN'T

QUITE UNDERSTAND.

"LAMA."

-- MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAS

THOU FORSAKEN ME.

IN THE VERY END, JESUS WOULD

SAY, INTO THY HANDS I

COMMAND MY SPIRIT" AND HE

WOULD DIE.

BUT JESUS CAME BACK ON THE

THIRD DAY, NOT TO BE JESUS

THE CRUCIFIED, BUT JESUS

CHRIST THE KING.

RAISING LAZARUS FROM THE

DEAD, HEALING A BLIND

WOMAN.

JESUS CAME BACK.

AND HE SAID HE COULD COME

BACK AGAIN A SECOND TIME.

ARE WE LIVING AS IF -- WE

WHO CALL OURSELVES

CHRISTIANS -- AS IF WE

BELIEVE THIS.

THAT JESUS WOULD HAVE TO DIE

THIS DEATH AND THE FATHER

WOULD LET HIM GO, AS HE DID

EFRAEM.

HE ARE SO BENT ON LEAVING,

HE SAID IN HOSEA 10, THAT I

MUST LET YOU GO.

AND JESUS, THE LAMB, TOOK

UPON HIMSELF ALL OF THE SINS

OF MEN SO THAT WE WOULD BE

FREE UNDER GRACE.

IF THE WORLD OF ART GIVES US

NOTHING MORE THAN TO THINK

ABOUT THESE MATTERS, IT WILL

HAVE ACHIEVED ITS GRANDEST

GOAL.

Pat: THE SUFFERING OF

JESUS CHRIST.

THINK WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE

SLOWLY CHOKED TO DEATH.

TO SLOWLY FIND YOUR MUSCLES

CRAMPING.

TO SLOWLY FIND YOUR LIFE

BEING FORCED OUT OF YOU.

AND WHILE THAT WAS

HAPPENING, JESUS CHRIST

LOOKED DOWN AND HE SAW YOU.

HE DID IT FOR YOU.

HE DID IT FOR ME.

HE SAW US, AND HE KNEW HE

HAD TO GO TO THE CROSS.

HE HAD TO SUFFER.

HE HAD TO HAVE THE SIN OF

THE WORLD LAID UPON HIM.

HE HAD TO BE SEPARATED FROM

THE FATHER.

IT WAS AGONY.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

IT WAS SO BAD HE SWEAT DROPS

OF BLOOD AS HE CONTEMPLATED

WHAT WAS BEING ASKED OF

HIM.

BUT HE DID IT FOR YOU.

AND RIGHT NOW I WANT TO ASK

YOU, WILL YOU LET HIS

SUFFERING GO IN VAIN?

WILL YOU SAY TO HIM, NO,

LORD, I'M NOT INTERESTED IN

WHAT YOU'RE OFFERING ME?

I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE

FACT THAT YOU DIED?

I HAVE A LIFE TO LIVE, AND

IT DOESN'T INCLUDE YOU.

DO YOU WANT TO SAY THAT?

I DON'T BELIEVE SO.

I BELIEVE YOU WANT TO SAY

WHAT WE ALL HAVE SAID OVER

THE YEARS, OR MANY OF US.

WE'VE SAID, YES, LORD.

YES, LORD, YOU ARE THE

CHRIST, THE SON OF THE

LIVING GOD.

AND I WANT TO SERVE YOU.

RIGHT NOW, I'M GOING TO PRAY

A PRAYER, AND I WANT YOU TO

PRAY THAT PRAYER WITH ME.

AND IF YOU'LL LET JESUS COME

INTO YOUR HEART, I ASSURE

YOU HE DID NOT DIE

PERMANENTLY.

HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE

GRAVE.

THAT'S WHAT EASTER SUNDAY IS

ALL ABOUT.

AND HE LIVES.

AND HE WILL CAN COME INTO

YOUR HEART IF YOU WILL LET

HIM NOW.

SO PRAY WITH ME AT THIS

MOMENT.

AND MEAN IT IN YOUR HEART.

PRAY THESE WORDS: LORD JESUS

CHRIST -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, THANK YOU

FOR YOUR SUFFERING.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU WENT

THROUGH FOR ME.

THANK YOU THAT YOU PAID THE

PRICE FOR MY SIN.

THANK YOU THAT YOU WENT TO

THE CROSS SO THAT I WOULD

NOT HAVE TO DIE ETERNALLY.

SO RIGHT NOW, JESUS, I OPEN

MY HEART TO YOU, AND I ASK

YOU TO COME IN.

TAKE OVER MY LIFE, JESUS.

LIVE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I'M

YOURS.

THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE

MINE.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME JUST THEN, LET THE

POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

FILL THEM FROM THIS MOMENT

ON IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, ON THIS SPECIAL DAY, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU'VE

JUST DONE.

IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

LIVING A LIFE FOR THE LORD.

IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT AN

EXCHANGED LIFE.

IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT BEING

FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THE

LOVE OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE,

HOW TO LIVE.

73 MINUTES OF CONCENTRATED

TEACHING.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FOR

FREE.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS --

THERE IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER

ON YOUR SCREENS.

I WANT YOU TO CALL IN.

IT IS 1-800-759-0700.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

SO GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT

NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

WELL, I'M DELIGHTED THAT

YOU'RE WITH US RIGHT NOW.

AND AS I PROMISED YOU, WE

WANT TO HAVE A TIME ON THIS

MAUNDY THURSDAY.

TERRY IS HERE WITH ME, AND

WE WANT TO SHARE COMMUNION

WITH YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE HAD THE

SEDER MEAL, AND THEN HE TOOK

BREAD AND HE BROKE IT AND HE

BLESSED IT.

LORD, WE BLESS THIS BREAD

AND THANK YOU FOR IT.

YOU SAID THIS IS MY BODY,

BROKEN FOR YOU.

BLESS IT, LORD.

AMEN.

MY BODY, BROKEN FOR YOU.

SAID THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THE BODY OF THE LORD.

BROKEN FOR YOU.

ARE WE GOING TO SERVE THAT?

MAYBE ONE OF THE MEN CAN

TAKE THAT OVER TO THE PEOPLE

IN THE AUDIENCE.

AT YOUR HOME, IF YOU HAVE

BREAD, TAKE IT OUT.

AND WE WILL SHARE TOGETHER.

THIS IS MY BODY, BROKEN FOR

YOU.

THIS DO AS OFTEN AS YOU EAT

IT, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN LIKE

MANNER, WHEN THEY HAD HAD

SUPPED, HE TOOK A CUP, AND

HE SAYS, THIS CUP IS THE NEW

COVENANT O IN MY BLOOD.

A NEW CONTRACT BASED ON THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

A NEW COVENANT.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK WHOEVER

IS SERVING -- SERVE THAT TO

THE CAMERAMAN AND ALL OF THE

CREW, THOSE IN THE BACK

ROOM.

THOSE AT HOME, IF YOU HAVE

GRAPE JUICE OR YOU HAVE

WINE, OR WHATEVER IS YOUR

PREFERENCE, WE'LL SHARE

TOGETHER AS THE WINE IS

BEING SERVED, THE GRAPE

JUICE, THIS IS A NEW

COVENANT IN THE NAME OF

JESUS CHRIST.

A NEW COVENANT.

AS OFTEN AS YOU EAT THIS

BREAD AND YOU DRINK THIS

CUP, YOU SHOW FORTH THE

LORD'S DEATH UNTIL HE COMES

BACK IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

WE THANK EVERY ONE OF YOU

FOR WATCHING THIS SPECIAL

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WE LEAVE YOU WITH SOME

SPECIAL MUSIC.

HERE IS DARLENE CHECK

SINGING "VICTOR'S CROWN."

HAPPY EASTER.

*

*

* YOU WERE ALWAYS FIGHTING

FOR HIDDEN DANGERS ALL

AROUND *

* YOU WEAR THE VICTOR'S

CROWN *

* YOU'RE MY SAVIOR, YOU ARE

MY FRIEND *

* WE LIVE TO WORSHIP YOU

* IN YOUR NAME I WILL NOW

DIE *

* LET YOUR PRESENCE BE

BESIDE ME *

* MAY YOU ALWAYS FILL THIS

TEMPLE *

* HALLELUJAH

* YOU HAVE OVERCOME

* YOU HAVE OVERCOME

* HALLELUJAH

* JESUS, YOU HAVE OVERCOME

THE WORLD *

* HALLELUJAH

* YOU ARE EVERYTHING WE

NEED *

* YOU COULD NEVER BE

DEFEATED *

* UNTIL YOU WEAR THE

VICTOR'S CROWN *

* YOU'RE THE HOPE OF ALL THE

WORLD *

* WE LIVE AND BREATHE THE

WORDS OF YOU *

* HALLELUJAH

* YOU HAVE OVERCOME

* YOU HAVE OVERCOME

* HALLELUJAH

* JESUS, YOU HAVE OVERCOME

THE WORLD *

*

* YOU WEAR THE VICTOR'S

CROWN *

* YOU WILL OVERCOME

* YOU WILL OVERCOME

* YOU WEAR THE VICTOR'S

CROWN *

*

* YOU WEAR THE VICTOR'S

CROWN *

* YOU WEAR THE CROWN

*

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