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700 Club Canada: August 15, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

WELCOME TO THE 700 CLUB CANADA.

THIS WEEK WE'VE BEEN TAKING A

UNIQUE LOOK AT THE VALUE THAT

PEOPLE PLACE IN IDOLS, BOTH IN

RELIGION AND IN SECULAR CULTURE.

TODAY YOU'LL SEE TWO POWERFUL

STORIES OF MEN WHO WERE CHASING

IDOLS UNTIL LIFE-ALTERING EVENTS

DRASTICALLY CHANGED THEIR

PERSPECTIVE AND THEIR LIVES. JAY

CLEMMONS HAD BEEN TOURING WITH

SOME OF MUSIC'S BIGGEST NAMES

UNTIL A BACKSTAGE ACCIDENT LED

HIM DOWN A DIFFERENT ROAD. HE'LL

SHARE WHAT WAS THE BEST DECISION

HE EVER MADE. AND MIKE CRAIG

SHARES HOW THE WORSHIP OF MONEY

DROVE HIS FAMILY AWAY AND NEARLY

ENDED HIS LIFE. BOTH OF THOSE

STORIES WILL BE UP SHORTLY. BUT

FIRST, LAURA LYNN SITS DOWN WITH

PASTOR AND COMMUNITY LEADER

DAVE CARROLL TO TALK ABOUT THE

NIGHT HE RECEIVED A PRESTIGIOUS

AWARD AND THE PERSPECTIVE IT

GAVE HIM ON HIS LIFE, AND VALUE

WE PLACE ON IDOLS.

WHAT A FASCINATING WEEK THAT

WE HAVE HAD TALKING ABOUT

WORSHIP AND IDOLS. WHAT DO WE

PLACE AT THE CORE OF OUR HEART?

OUR GUEST IS A VERY COLORFUL

CHARACTER. YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN

YESTERDAY THAT HE'S ALSO KNOWN

AS CAPTAIN KINDNESS. AND HE'S A

PASTOR IN THE BRANTFORD AREA,

FREEDOM HOUSE, I BELIEVE, IS

YOUR CHURCH. AND WHAT AN

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY YOU'VE HAD.

WHAT A VISION GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

OF HOW TO TAKE YOUR ABILITIES

AND TURN THEM INTO A HEART OF

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. AND

YOU HAVE FOUND A RADICAL WAY TO

DO THAT. AND IN FACT, YESTERDAY,

YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT

CAPTAIN KINDNESS, AND YOU CAN

SEE IT ON THE WEBSITE, ACTUALLY.

IF YOU'LL GO TO THE WEBSITE, YOU

CAN SEE OUR DAILY CAST THERE.

BUT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY WON A

MEDAL FOR CAPTAIN KINDNESS.

IT'S TRUE.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

LAST YEAR WAS THE DIAMOND

JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF QUEEN

ELIZABETH. AND ENGLAND, THE

THRONE, COMMISSIONED MEDALS TO

BE SENT TO THE "COLONIES" TO

CELEBRATE PEOPLE WHO HAD MADE AN

IMPACT SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY

OUT OF THE HEART OF THE QUEEN.

AND I GOT A LETTER IN THE MAIL.

YOU KNOW, YOU OPEN YOUR MAIL

AND YOU KIND OF SCAN THROUGH AND

YOU KIND OF EXPECT IT TO BE JUNK

MAIL, OR SOMEONE IS SENDING YOU

A FLYER, AND I'M READING THIS,

AND I'M, LIKE, "THIS SAYS THAT I

WON A MEDAL. I WON A MEDAL FROM

THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND." AND I

WALKED OVER TO MY WIFE AND I

SAID, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?"

AND SHE GOES, "I DON'T KNOW. I

DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS." AND

SO I GOOGLED IT, AND IT WAS A

LEGITIMATE THING. AND LAST YEAR,

LAST FALL I GOT TOGETHER WITH

ABOUT 30 OTHER PEOPLE IN

BRANTFORD. AND THESE WERE GIVEN

OUT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND

IN THE WRITINGS ALL ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TO SELECT PEOPLE. AND

I GOT A MEDAL, AN ACTUAL

PHYSICAL MEDAL, AND IT WAS

QUITE SOMETHING, FOR SERVING

THE COMMUNITY OUT OF A HEART OF

KINDNESS, WHICH IS BORN OUT OF

THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, JESUS

SAYS THAT IT'S THE KINDNESS OF

THE LORD THAT LEADS PEOPLE TO

REPENTANCE AND IT BRINGS

TRANSFORMATION. AND ALL I DID

WAS SERVE UP A BUNCH OF HOT DOGS

AND BE KIND. AND NEXT THINK YOU

KNOW, I GOT A MEDAL FOR IT.

AND YOU GOT A MEDAL FOR IT.

IT WAS ASTOUNDING.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW THE

QUEEN WOULD HAVE, YOU KNOW,

HEARD ABOUT THIS? I MEAN, HOW

DID THAT HAPPEN?

WELL, IT'S GIVEN THROUGH THE

DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. AND SO,

ACTUALLY, THE MEMBERS OF

PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT, OUR MP,

AND MPP, GOT TOGETHER AND THEY

DECIDED WHO ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE

EXEMPLIFYING COMMUNITY SERVICE

AS ON TO OUR QUEEN. AND THEN

THEY NOMINATED ME. SO I WAS UP

ONSTAGE WITH WAR VETERANS. AND

I WAS PROBABLY THE YOUNGEST

PERSON BY ABOUT 30 YEARS UP ON

THE STAGE FOR IT. AND IT WAS

AMAZING. AND IT'S A COOL LITTLE

THING THAT I NOW, THEY EVEN GAVE

ME A LITTLE, "HOW TO WEAR YOUR

MEDAL," AND WHERE YOU ALLOWED TO

WEAR YOUR MEDAL, AND, I DON'T

KNOW WHERE YOU ACTUALLY, WHAT

SITUATION I COULD WEAR A MEDAL

AROUND VETERANS WHO SERVED IN

THE WAR. BUT IT'S AN AMAZING

THING NOW. I HAVE IT SITTING

THERE. AND I REMEMBER MY

GRANDFATHER'S WORLD WAR II

MEDALS, AND I REMEMBER THE

STORIES OF HOW BRAVE HE WAS AND

HOW HE SACRIFICED. AND I

REMEMBER MY MOM, SHE WOULD TELL

ME STORIES OF HER AS A YOUNG

GIRL LOOKING AT HER FATHER'S

MEDALS AND THINKING, "WOW, I

LOVE MY DAD." WHAT A NEAT

THING. AND I LOOK AT IT NOW AND

I THINK, "I HOPE THAT ONE DAY MY

KIDS LOOK AT IT AND THINK, "MY

DAD CARED FOR HIS CITY." AND

THAT'S WHAT I THINK THAT THE

STORY IS GOING TO TELL. BUT IT

IS AN INTERESTING PROCESS IN

YOUR HEAD, THINKING, "WHAT AM I

SUPPOSED TO DO WITH AN HONOR?"

HM. AND, WELL, YOU KNOW,

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT YOUR

JOURNEY IS THAT YOU HAVE MADE IT

VERY IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE, YOR

PERSONAL LIFE, YOU AND YOUR WIF,

TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY. AND "THE

GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM," THE

WORD SAYS, "IS THE SERVANT OF

ALL." AND YET, IRONICALLY,

YOU'VE RECEIVED THIS HUGE HONOR.

YOU'VE RECEIVED&

YES.

&YOU KNOW, YOU WEREN'T

EXPECTING IT. BUT YOU HAVE AN

HONOR NOW THAT HAS BEEN

BEQUEATHED TO YOU FOR YOUR&

QUITE LITERALLY.

&SERVICE. YEAH, AND SO NOW

YOU KIND OF HAVE TO ADJUST, YOU

KNOW, WELL, YOU DON'T WANT TO

GET TOO PROUD FOR BEING A

SERVANT, RIGHT?

YES. IT'S EXACTLY TRUE.

SO HOW DO YOU ADJUST THAT IN

YOUR THINKING?

IT'S IRONIC, BECAUSE, I MEAN,

A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS,

I MEAN, I'M A GEN-X AS YOU CAN

GET. THERE'S NOTHING THAT GEN-X

HATES MORE THAN EVERYTHING, YOU

KNOW, AND SO WHEN YOU GROW UP,

THAT'S THE MINDSET THAT MUCH OF

MY GENERATION GREW UP WITH. AND

I REMEMBER THINKING, "AH, WHY DO

WE HAVE A QUEEN? WHY DO WE

HAVE A MONARCHY?" AND THAT WAS

MY MINDSET FOR A LOT OF YEARS.

AND GOD STARTED TO CONVICT ME

ABOUT HONOR, ABOUT HONORING MY

AUTHORITIES. AND IF I'M HONORING

HIM FIRST, HE'S ALSO PLACED

AUTHORITIES OVER TOP OF OUR

NATIONS, THOSE THAT GOVERN OUR

COUNTRY, THOSE WHO ARE MUNICIPAL

LEADERS, THOSE WHO ARE LEADERS

IN THE CHURCH. AND GOD REALLY

STARTED TO POKE AT MY HEART AND

SAID, "YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR

HEART, AND YOU NEED TO GIVE

HONOR WHERE HONOR IS DUE." AND

SO I DID. I DECIDED, "GOD,

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOD, AND I'M NOT,

AND THIS IS HOW YOU SET IT OUT,

I'M GOING TO CHOOSE." AND IT

WAS A LITTLE THING IN MY HEAD, I

THOUGHT, "THAT I'M GOING TO

HONOR THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, AS

SHE IS STILL THE HEAD OF STATE

OF MY COUNTRY." AND THEN A YEAR

LATER, I FIND MYSELF ON A STAGE

RECEIVING AN HONOR FROM SOMEONE

WHO I'VE CHOSEN IN MY OWN HEART

TO HONOR. THE FUNNY THING ABOUT

THAT, FOR ME, AND THE PROCESS

HAS BEEN, IT'S BECOME MUCH EASIR

TO GO, "THIS IS NOT MINE. I

OFFER THIS UP TO YOU, GOD." AND

IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER

ACTUALLY HAD TO REALLY MAKE A

CONSCIOUS EFFORT, BECAUSE YOU

SIT THERE AND YOU HEAR PEOPLE

SAY LOTS OF NICE THINGS. AND

THE REALITY IS, THAT THE ONLY

REASON I'M DOING ANY OF THE NICE

THINGS IS BECAUSE OF GOD. YOU

KNOW, THERE IS A SCENE IN THE

MOVIE, "FORREST GUMP," WHERE

FORREST GOT A MEDAL FOR SERVING

IN VIETNAM BECAUSE HE RAN AWAY.

JENNY, AS HIS GIRLFRIEND, SAID,

"IF YOU EVER GET IN A SITUATION,

JUST RUN, FORREST." AND HE RAN,

AND HE KEPT BRINGING SOLDIERS

OUT. AND HE GOT A MEDAL. AND

THEN WHEN HE MET UP WITH HIS

GIRLFRIEND LATER, HE GOES, "HERE

YOU GO. I JUST DID IT FOR DOING

WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO DO." AND HE

GAVE HER THIS WAR MEDAL. AND

THAT SCENE POPPED INTO MY HEAD

AS I'M SITTING HER HOLDING A

MEDAL AND GOING. "GOD, I ONLY

GOT THIS BECAUSE I'M DOING WHAT

YOU SAID TO DO, WHICH IS LOVE

YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. AND

SO, HERE YOU GO. WHATEVER YOU

WANT TO USE THIS FOR IS GREAT BY

ME. LET'S GO TO WORK."

SO HOW DID YOU COME TO THIS

PLACE WHERE IT'S MORE IMPORTANT

TO SERVE THAN TO GET? YOU KNOW,

NOT ALL OF US ARE THERE, RIGHT?

MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING FOR

THEMSELVES. AND YOU AND YOUR

WIFE HAVE COMMITTED YOURSELF TO

LITERAL SERVICE.

YEAH.

HOW DOES ONE TRANSFORM THEIR

MIND INTO THAT PLACE, AND WHY

SHOULD THEY?

TRUTHFULLY, I DIDN'T LIKE

WHAT I SAW IN THE CHURCH FOR

MANY YEARS. AND WHEN I DECIDED

TO REALLY GIVE MY LIFE TO JESUS,

I WANTED TO GO ALL OUT ON THIS.

AND MY WIFE AND I, WE WENT INTO

AFRICA A LITTLE WHILE AND LIVED

THERE, AND WE COULD HAVE LIVED

IN AFRICA AND STAYED IN AFRICA.

BUT THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE

THERE SERVING IN GHANA AND WEST

AFRICA, MY HEART JUST BROKE FOR

MY CULTURE. MY HEART JUST BROKE,

REPEATEDLY FOR MY PEOPLE, MY

STREET, MY CITY. AND I REMEMBERD

LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, IN GHANA,

YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET AND

THERE ARE THREE CHURCHES AND A

SCHOOLHOUSE. AND I KNOW THAT

THE REALITY IN MY CITY WERE,

CHURCHES WERE CLOSING UP, AND

THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF DYING

THIS, AND DYING THAT. AND I

COULD NOT, BECAUSE I'VE ACCEPTED

JESUS, AND I SAID, "YOU ARE THE

LORD OF MY LIFE, AND I'M GOING

TO HONOR YOU WITH IT," THERE WAS

NOTHING THAT I COULD DO THAT

MADE ANY SENSE, ASIDE FROM GOING

AND SERVING. AND IT IS NOT HARD

TO SEE WHEN THERE ARE NEEDS IN

OUR SOCIETY. AND AS WE ANALYZED

OUR CULTURE, WE REALLY FELT LIKE

WHAT THE FELT NEED IN OUR CULTUE

WAS KINDNESS, WAS PEOPLE TO SHOW

RESPECT AND SHOW LOVE, AND EVEN

JUST DO SOMETHING SMALL FOR

SOMEBODY ELSE FOR NO OTHER

REASON, ASIDE FROM, THEY ARE

VALUABLE. AND WHAT WE SAW HAPPEN

WAS THIS AMAZING RIPPLE OF

INDIVIDUAL TRANSFORMATION, AND

PROGRESSIVELY, COMMUNITY

TRANSFORMATION, THROUGHOUT

BRANTFORD. AND TRUTHFULLY, IT

DOES MY HEART GOOD, BUT I FEEL

LIKE WE'RE BARELY AT GROUND ZERO

BECAUSE WE'RE ALMOST AT THE

POINT NOW WHERE THE CHURCH IS

AT THE DISCUSSION TABLE IN MANY

DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE COMMUNIT,

INCLUDING BUSINESS, AND

EDUCATION, AND EVEN RELIGION.

WE'RE BACK AT THE POINT WHERE

WE ARE JUST BEGINNING TO BE ABLE

TO NOW HAVE A SAY ON HOW WE CAN

REBUILD. AND SO NOW IT'S A

MATTER OF, AGAIN, BOWING YOUR

KNEE AND GOING, "GOD, LEAD ME

WHERE WE NEED TO GO, AND I WILL

GIVE ALL THE HONOR TO YOU."

YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M THINKING

ABOUT THAT PERSON AT HOME WHO IS

FEELING PRETTY DESPONDENT AND

DEPRESSED. THEY'RE NOT A PASTOR.

THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN A CHURCH,

MAYBE. AND THEY JUST FEEL LIKE

LIFE HAS KICKED THEM IN THE

TEETH.

YEAH.

AND THEY JUST NEED SO MUCH.

ONE OF THE SECRETS OF COMING OUT

OF THAT KIND OF PLACE, WOULDN'T

YOU SAY, IS THAT YOU BEGIN TO

FIND WHO IN YOUR VICINITY AND

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE YOU CAN

SERVE.

GIVE. FIND SOMETHING. THERE

IS A NEED ON YOUR STREET. THERE

IS A NEED IN THE HOUSE NEXT

DOOR. FIND OUT WHAT THE FELT

NEED OF SOMEBODY AROUND YOU IS,

AND MEET IT. AND IT CAN BE

LITERALLY AS SIMPLE AS BUYING

SOMEBODY A COFFEE. IT CAN

LITERALLY BE AS SIMPLE AS GOING

OVER AND GIVING A NEIGHBOR A HU.

IT'S LITERALLY AS SIMPLE AS

SHOWING THE KINDNESS OF THE

LORD IN SMALL WAYS.

AND IT'S REVOLUTIONARY.

IT CHANGES MY HEART. IT

CHANGES OTHER PEOPLE'S HEARTS.

AND IT CHANGES ENTIRE CITIES.

HM. THAT IS SO GOOD, DAVE.

THANK YOU. UP NEXT, HE SPENT A

LIFETIME CHASING FAME, AND NOW,

JAKE CLEMMONS PLAYS FOR AN

AUDIENCE OF ONE.

JAKE CLEMMONS LOVED THE

FLASHING LIGHTS, THE ROARING

CROWD, AND ESPECIALLY, THE MUSI.

HE WAS ONLY SEVEN WHEN HE

EXPERIENCED HIS FIRST MUSIC

CONCERT. FROM HIS FATHER'S

SHOULDERS, HE WATCHED HIS UNCLE

PLAY SAXOPHONE WITH BRUCE

SPRINGSTEEN.

AND THEN HE INTRODUCED MY

UNCLE, CLARENCE CLEMMONS, TO

THE STAGE. YOU KNOW, IT WAS,

LIKE, "AND NOW, THE BIG MAN,

CLARENCE CLEMMONS." AND THE

CROWD WENT CRAZY. IT JUST

TOTALLY BLEW ME AWAY. AND I

REMEMBER WALKING OUT OF THERE,

AND I LOOKED AT MY DAD, AND I

WAS, LIKE, "DAD, I WANT TO PLAY

SAXOPHONE. LIKE, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT TO DO."

JAKE GREW UP TO DO JUST

THAT, PLAYING MUSIC AND CHASING

FAME BECAME HIS LIFE.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY, YOU

KNOW, THE DESIRE FOR FAME WAS

THERE. BUT IT WAS BIG, YOU

KNOW, IT WAS SERIOUS. AND I WAS

VIRTUALLY WILLING TO DO ANYTHING

TO GET THERE.

JAKE GREW UP BELIEVING IN

GOD. BUT NOW HE WANTED TO RUN

HIS OWN LIFE. HE WANTED TO BE A

ROCK STAR, AND NO ONE WAS GOING

TO STOP HIM. SUCCESS WAS SWEET.

HE PLAYED FOR BANDS LIKE DAVE

MATTHEWS, WILL SMITH, AND P.O.D.

JAKE'S DREAMS WERE COMING TRUE,

BUT THE ROCK STAR LIFESTYLE

BEGAN TO TAKE ITS TOLL.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA BE A

ROCK AND ROLL STAR, LIKE, I NEED

TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO BE A

ROCK AND ROLL STAR. SO

NATURALLY, I GOT INTO, YOU KNOW,

ALCOHOL REALLY, REALLY HEAVILY,

AND A LOT OF DRUGS.

BUT A WRONG STEP BACKSTAGE

CAUSED AN INJURY THAT CHANGED

HIS LIFE.

BUT I WAS LAYING ON THE

GROUND IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN,

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

AND IT HURT REALLY, REALLY BAD.

BUT I ALSO KNEW THAT IT COULDN'T

STOP ME. I TRIED WALKING IT OFF

FOR THREE DAYS, WITH TWO TORN

LIGAMENTS AND A HALF OF A

KNEECAP. THE GUYS WERE, LIKE,

"YOU'RE GOING HOME. LIKE, YOU

CAN'T STAY OUT HERE LIKE THIS,

YOU KNOW."

JAKE FLEW HOME AND WAS RUSHED

TO THE HOSPITAL.

I REMEMBER WAKING UP THE NEXT

DAY FROM SURGERY, AND I HAD THIS

VERSE IN MY HEAD. AND BECAUSE I

KNEW HOW GOD WORKED, I WASN'T

GONNA READ IT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT

IT SAYS, I JUST KNOW IT'S ROMANS

11:25. SO I'M, LIKE, "I'M NOT

READING IT, I'M NOT READING IT."

FOR TWO WEEKS, THAT VERSE

PLAYED OVER AND OVER IN HIS

HEAD. FINALLY, JAKE GAVE IN, AND

HE OPENED HIS BIBLE.

IT WAS ROMANS 11:25, AND IT

EXTENDED TO, LIKE, 28, AND IT

SAID, BASICALLY, THE KICKER WAS,

"GOD WILL TAKE WICKEDNESS AWAY

FROM JACOB." AND I WAS

COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT, AND

SCARED. AND I JUST FELT LIKE IT

WAS TOO CLEAR, YOU KNOW, IT WAS,

LIKE, TOO BLATANT. YOU KNOW, IT

CAME STRAIGHT INTO MY HEAD. IF I

WANTED TO FIGHT IT, IT WAS GONNA

GET MUCH WORSE, YOU KNOW. SO I

GAVE IN, AND I JUST BROKE DOWN.

AND I WAS, LIKE, "ALL RIGHT,

GOD, YOU KNOW, LIKE, I DON'T

KNOW WHY YOU'VE, YOU KNOW, LIKE,

ALLOWED ME TO HAVE THESE DESIRE,

BUT OBVIOUSLY, I'M NOT DOING IT

RIGHT." SO I JUST SURRENDERED IT

ALL TO HIM COMPLETELY. I PRETTY

MUCH JUST SURRENDERED ALL MY

DREAMS AND ALL MY GOALS. YOU

KNOW, I FELT HIM CALLING ME FOR

QUITE A WHILE, AND I ESSENTIALLY

SPENT, LIKE, THE NEXT TWO YEARS

VIRTUALLY, LIKE, LAYING MUSIC

DOWN. I EVENTUALLY REALIZED

THAT, LIKE, THIS ROCK AND ROLL

THING IS WORTHLESS.

AS JAKE SPENT TIME BUILDING

A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, HE

REALIZED HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC

NEVER FADED.

LIKE, GOD HAS THIS GIFT OF

MUSIC, YOU KNOW, THAT HE

IMPARTED ON ME. AND I PAID SO

MUCH ATTENTION TO THAT CREATION,

AND IT WAS MY IDOL, YOU KNOW,

LIKE, IT'S SOMETHING THAT I DO

WELL, LIKE, "LET ME DO IT, LET

ME DO IT, LET ME DO IT." AND

GOD WAS, LIKE, "NO, LIKE, I WILL

DO IT, JUST LOVE ME. YOU KNOW,

FOLLOW ME, LOVE ME. PURSUE ME.

I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST." AND

THAT'S WHEN, LIKE, EVERYTHING

JUST STARTED TO CHANGE. AND

BEFORE I KNEW IT, LIKE, MY PHONE

WAS JUST RINGING. AND IT WOULD

BE THIS BAND, YOU KNOW, IN NEW

YORK WAS LOOKING FOR A HORN

PLAYER. AND I WOULD PRAY ABOUT

IT, AND REALLY FEEL LIKE, YOU

KNOW, LIKE, "OKAY, I CAN GO OUT

THERE FOR THIS DAY AND DO THAT."

AND THEN IT WOULD BE ANOTHER

BAND CALLING. AND I STARTED TO

REALIZE, LIKE, MAN, LIKE, HIS

WORD IS TRUE, YOU KNOW. I MEAN,

PURSUE HIM, AND HE WILL DO THE

REST. AND THAT'S JUST BEEN

CONSTANT. AND SINCE GIVING MY

LIFE FULLY, FULLY TO THE LORD,

SINCE GIVING MY DREAMS FULLY TO

THE LORD, HE HAS DONE WONDERS,

AND AMAZING MIRACLES, YOU KNOW,

THROUGH THEM. YOU KNOW, I'VE

PLAYED WITH PEOPLE THAT I

COULDN'T DREAM OF PLAYING WITH

BEFORE, BECAUSE GOD HAS ORDAINED

IT, HE ALLOWED IT. HE OPENED

THAT DOOR. I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE

TO KNOCK.

TODAY, JAKE IS TOURING

FULLTIME, BUT HE WON'T BE GOING

ALONE, HIS WIFE JACKIE WILL BE

JOINING HIM. HIS GOAL THIS TIME

IS NOT TO ACQUIRE FAME, BUT TO

BRING GLORY TO GOD.

LET ME PLAY WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT BEHIND ME. LET ME PLAY

WITH THE FULL POWER OF GOD

BEHIND ME, AND LET IT BE

WONDROUS, AND LET IT BE AMAZING.

AND IF PEOPLE SEE IT AND ARE

WOWED BY IT, THEN, LIKE, WHAT

GREATER OF AN OPPORTUNITY DO I

HAVE TO SAY, "WHY SHOULD YOU BE

AMAZED? DO YOU NOT KNOW THE GOD

I SERVE?"

WELL, THAT'S CALLED MAKING

MUSIC IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT WAY.

YES, IT SURE IS. YOU KNOW,

OUR HOPE IS THAT STORIES LIKE

JAKE'S ARE MAKING AN IMPACT IN

YOUR LIFE. OUR DESIRE IS TO

INSPIRE A NATION OF FOLLOWERS.

BUT WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT

YOUR HELP. IF YOU'VE BEEN

WONDERING, "SHOULD I PICK UP

THE PHONE, OR WILL MY

PARTNERSHIP EVEN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE?" THE ANSWER IS,

"YES, YES, IT DOES." AND SO MANY

CANADIANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN

AFFECTED BY THE GENEROSITY OF

OUR PARTNERS. BECOME A PARTNER

TODAY, AND AS OUR THANK YOU FOR

YOUR MONTHLY GIFT, YOU WILL

RECEIVE THIS POWERFUL DVD, "OUR

FATHER," BY GORDON ROBERTSON,

"UNLOCKING THE POWER IN THE

LORD'S PRAYER." CALL NOW,

1-855-759-0700.

AND YOUR GENEROSITY IS

ALREADY MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE,

AS WE PARTNERED WITH SAMARITAN'S

PURSE TO HELP WITH THE DISASTER

RELIEF AFTER THE FLOODING IN

ALBERTA. THANK YOU. YOU KNOW,

WHEN YOU LOOK AT JAKE'S LIFE,

AND IT'S NOT LIKE SO MANY

OTHERS. YOU KNOW, WE FEEL

INVINCIBLE AT AN EARLY AGE, AND

HE HAD THESE DREAMS. GOD PUT

THOSE DREAMS IN HIS HEART. BUT

THE DIFFERENCE OF WHAT GOD IS

LOOKING FOR IS NOT JUST A

HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO YOUR

FUTURE. SO MANY TIMES WE ASK

OUR CHILDREN, "WHAT DO YOU WANT

TO BE?" INSTEAD OF ASKING THEM,

"WHAT IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE?"

I'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT I'D LIKE

TO GET INTO YOUR HANDS. IT'S

CALLED "THE FULLNESS OF GOD." IT

COSTS YOU ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. BT

THIS IS WHAT JAKE FOUND OUT,

BECAUSE HE HAD A DECISION TO

MAKE. JUST ONE MISSTEP, HE FELL

OFF THE STAGE ONE DAY. AND

THAT'S WHERE ALL OF US ARE, ONE

MISSTEP AWAY FROM CALAMITY,

CHALLENGES, AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

BUT WHEN HIS FOUNDATION WAS

SHAKEN, HE LOOKED DOWN, AND HE

SAW IT WAS GOD GETTING HIS

ATTENTION. AND THEN HE SOLD

EVERYTHING OUT. I LOVE THE VERSE

THAT HE SAID, IN ROMANS 11:25.

HE SAID, "GOD WILL TAKE

WICKEDNESS FROM JACOB." HE

DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE WAS MOVING

IN HIS WICKEDNESS. BUT HE WAS

MOVING IN HIS PURPOSE AND PLAN,

AND NOT GOD'S PURPOSE AND PLAN.

THIS IS WHAT GOD SAID TO GIVE TO

YOU TODAY, VERSE 36, MARK 8:36,

IT SAYS, "FOR WHAT WILL IT

PROFIT A MAN (OR WOMAN) IF THEY

GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE

THEIR SOUL? FOR WHAT WILL A MAN

(OR WOMAN) GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR

THEIR SOUL?" THAT'S A GOOD

QUESTION. WHAT ARE YOU, RIGHT

NOW, EXCHANGING FOR YOUR SOUL?

YOUR SOUL IS GONNA LIVE FOREVER.

PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME, IF YOU

WANT JESUS TO MOVE IN YOUR LIFE.

JESUS, I CONFESS MY SIN. LIKE

JAKE, I SURRENDER ALL, FULL

STOP. BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR OF

MY LIFE. IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

AMEN. IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER WITH BRIAN, GIVE US A

CALL. PRAYER PARTNERS ARE

STANDING BY, 1-855-759-0700.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE TIMES IN

LIFE WHEN WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE

GOT PURSUITS, AND WE'VE BEEN

GOING DOWN A PATH, AND WE'VE

BEEN, YOU KNOW, CRAVING AND

WANTING THINGS. AND AT THE END

OF THAT PATH, YOU REALIZE, "IS

THIS ALL THERE IS?" YOU SEE,

JESUS IS SUCH AN AMAZING GIFT

TO OUR LIVES, BECAUSE HE BRINGS

ETERNAL REWARD. AND WHEN YOU

GIVE YOUR HEART TO JESUS, HE

WILL ABSOLUTELY MAKE THE

DIFFERENCE, AND HE WILL FILL

THAT VOID THAT YOU'VE BEEN

LOOKING FOR.

DON'T WAIT. CALL NOW. YOU

KNOW, I RECOGNIZED, EVEN PLAYING

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, GOD GAVE

ME THAT DESIRE. BUT THAT SAME

DESIRE IS THE SAME POWER NOW

DANCING WITH A NEW PARTNER, STIL

DANCING, BUT WITH A DIFFERENT

PARTNER, FOR THE SOULS OF A

NATION. WELL, UP NEXT, HE BUILT

HIS FORTUNE WHILE EVERYTHING

ELSE CAME CRASHING DOWN. SEE

HOW ONE EVENT GAVE MIKE CRAIG A

SECOND CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT.

I HAD LITERALLY NOT PAID

ATTENTION. I HAD CAME AROUND A

CORNER AND I SCREAMED OUT TO

GOD THAT I DIDN'T WANT TO DIE,

AND I WANTED TO BE A BETTER

HUSBAND TO MY WIFE, AND I WANTED

TO BE A BETTER DADDY TO MY KIDS.

AND ALL THIS HAPPENED IN AN

INSTANT. EVERYTHING TURNED WHIT.

MIKE CRAIG LIVED TO MAKE

MONEY. IT DEFINED HIM, EVEN

CONTROLLED HIM.

I COULDN'T LET GO OF THE

DIRECTION I WAS HEADING, GETTING

MORE MONEY, AND MORE MONEY, AND

POSSESSIONS, AND THINGS.

BY AGE 35, MIKE HAS ACHIEVED

HIS DREAM, TO OWN A MULTI-

MILLION-DOLLAR CUSTOM HOME-

BUILDING COMPANY. HE PUT EVERY

OUNCE OF ENERGY INTO MAKING MORE

MONEY, LEAVING LITTLE TIME FOR

HIS FAMILY.

I DIDN'T CARE THAT I WASN'T

RAISING MY KIDS. I DIDN'T CARE

THAT I WASN'T BEING A GOOD

HUSBAND. AND IN A SHORT PERIOD

OF TIME, I GOT DIVORCED, LEFT MY

WIFE AND CHILDREN.

MIKE PUSHED AHEAD, BUT HE

COULDN'T ESCAPE THE GUILT.

IT WAS PAINFUL TO SEE WHAT

WAS HAPPENING TO MY CHILDREN.

I COULDN'T PUT MY HEAD ON A

PILLOW, BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN I

COULDN'T HIDE.

MIKE SOON REMARRIED AND

MOVED HIS COMPANY FROM COLORADO

TO ARIZONA IN AN ATTEMPT TO RUN

AWAY FROM THE PAIN HE WAS

CAUSING HIMSELF, AND HIS

CHILDREN. BUT MIKE COULDN'T

ESCAPE HIS FEELINGS, OR THE

CHANGE THAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

MY PROJECTS BEGAN TO FAIL.

ALL MY MONEY WAS DISAPPEARING.

AND I COULDN'T STOP IT. THERE

WAS NOTHING I COULD DO TO SAVE

THIS COMPANY THAT I HAD BUILT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, MIKE WAS

EXPERIENCING FAILURE IN HIS

PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT MY

TWO KIDS UP HERE IN COLORADO

THAT I HAD LEFT. THE MOVIE, "THE

PASSIONS OF THE CHRIST" HAD JUST

COME OUT. THE THOUGHT JUST STRUK

ME TO TAKE MY KIDS TO GO SEE

THIS MOVIE. AND I DON'T KNOW WH.

I DROVE UP TO COLORADO FROM

ARIZONA AND TOOK MY KIDS TO SEE

THIS MOVIE. AND IT WAS THE MOST

INCREDIBLE THING I HAD EVER SEEN

IN MY LIFE. I'M SITTING THERE

WITH MY TWO CHILDREN, I THINK

THEY'RE 10 AND 12 YEARS OLD AT

THE TIME. AND THEY ARE CRYING

THEIR EYES OUT. AND THEY'RE

GETTING IT. AND I'M GETTING IT.

AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

EARLY THE NEXT MORNING, MIKE

STARTED THE 13-HOUR DRIVE BACK

TO ARIZONA. HE WAS ABOUT TWO

HOURS INTO THE TRIP, AND STILL

REFLECTING ON THE MOVIE WHEN

HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS TRUCK.

THIS IS ABOUT A 60-MILE-AN-

HOUR-HEAD-ON CRASH WITH ANOTHER

TRUCK. BOTH MY KNEES WENT RIGHT

UP THROUGH MY DASH. THE STEERING

COLUMN OF THIS TRUCK WENT UP

THROUGH THE DASH, AND UP THROUGH

THE WINDSHIELD. AND MY WINCH

ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH THEIR

WINDSHIELD AND UP INTO THEIR

DASH, AND, I MEAN, THESE LADIES

WERE ALL, IT WAS PRETTY AWFUL,

AND I WASN'T HURT.

MIKE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPIT.

DOCTORS FOUND HE WAS UNINJURED.

AND I WAS ONLY IN THE HOSPITL

AN HOUR AND A HALF. THE OTHER

WOMEN WERE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR,

ONE FOR A WEEK, AND ONE ALMOST

A WEEK. I GET BACK DOWN TO

ARIZONA, AND NOTHING'S THE SAME.

I DON'T CARE ABOUT MY COMPANY

ANY MORE. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE

MONEY. AND I DON'T CARE ABOUT

ANY OF IT. THERE'S SOMETHING

ELSE IN MY MIND AND IN MY HEART

NOW, TO LIFE, AND I HAVE TO GET

MY HEART AND MY HEAD AROUND IT.

LIKE, I CHOOSE TO. I WANT THAT.

ALL I KNOW IS, GOD SAVED MY LIF,

AND I DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING

ELSE IN MY WORLD RIGHT NOW.

MIKE COMMITTED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST. HOWEVER, IN THE WAKE OF

THE ACCIDENT, HIS CONSTRUCTION

COMPANY FOLDED. AFTER A LEGAL

SETTLEMENT WITH THE CRASH

VICTIMS, HE WAS LEFT WITH $3,000

TO HIS NAME.

WE LOST OUR HOME. MY WIFE

AND I ENDED UP LIVING WITH HER

MOTHER IN A VERY UNDESIRABLE

PART OF GRAND JUNCTION, IN A

TWO-BEDROOM, ONE BATH APARTMENT.

I DIDN'T HAVE A JOB. ALL I KNEW

IS I WANTED TO SERVE THE LORD.

AND MY PRAYER WAS, "LORD, GIVE

ME DIRECTION."

MIKE SAYS GOD DIRECTED HIM TO

TAKE A NEW APPROACH IN THE

BUSINESS OF REAL ESTATE.

AND IN THE MORNINGS I WOULD

PRAY. I WOULD PRAY THAT THE LORD

WOULD GIVE ME WISDOM AND

KNOWLEDGE TO SERVE OTHERS.

TODAY, MIKE HAS REDISCOVERED

SUCCESS WITH HIS NEW COMPANY.

HE AND HIS WIFE, CONNIE, HAVE

TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, AND HE

REMAINS CLOSE TO HIS TWO

CHILDREN FROM HIS FIRST MARRIAG.

I'M THANKFUL THAT I KNOW THE

LORD. I HAVE A PEACE. I HAVE A

ENTHUSIASM FOR THE NEXT DAY, AND

WHAT THE LORD'S GOING TO WORK IN

MY LIFE, AND WHAT HE'LL HAVE ME

DO. HIS ARMS ARE OPEN AND

OUT-STRETCHED ALL THE TIME FOR

US.

WOW, WHAT A POWERFUL

TESTIMONY. YOU KNOW, LAURA LYNN,

WHEN I FIRST SAW "THE PASSION"

MYSELF, I MEAN, I COULDN'T LOOK

AT THE FLAGELLATION PART. I HAD

TO TURN AWAY MY HEAD. I HEARD

THE LORD SAY, "KEEP LOOKING AT

IT ANYWAY. THAT'S WHAT I DID FOR

YOU."

YEAH. AND ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

YOU KNOW, THE 700 CLUB

CANADA'S MISSION IS TO LET

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WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

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CHRIST CAN BE PROCLAIMED ACROSS

CANADA. IF YOU KNOW THAT GOD'S

POWER CHANGES LIVES, THEN PLEASE

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PEOPLE ABOUT HIM. WE'RE BRINGING

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YOU KNOW, WE ARE SO

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THANK YOU.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS STORY,

YOU KNOW, BRIAN HAS ALREADY

MENTIONED "THE PASSION OF THE

CHRIST." I REMEMBER SEEING THAT

MOVIE AND GOING INTO THE WOMEN'S

WASHROOM RIGHT AFTERWARD, AND

THERE WAS NOT A DRY EYE ON ANY

WOMAN IN THAT BATHROOM. IT WAS

JUST A SOMBER AND QUIET

EXPERIENCE, AS WE TOOK IN THE

MAGNITUDE OF THE PRICE THAT

JESUS CHRIST PAID. AND YOU KNOW,

ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN SCRIPTURES

IN THE BIBLE IS JOHN 3:16, "FOR

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE

GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT

WHOEVER," WHOEVER, ANY ONE OF

US, IF WE WOULD "BELIEVE IN HIM,

WE WILL NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE

ETERNAL LIFE." YOU KNOW WHAT?

WHAT WE LIVE RIGHT NOW, FLESH

AND BLOOD, OUR FIVE SENSES, THIS

IS ALL TEMPORAL. AND THIS IS NOT

ALL THERE IS. WE ARE ETERNAL

SOULS. AND WHERE WE SPEND

ETERNITY DEPENDS ON IF WE WILL

RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST. YOU MIGHT

NOT BELIEVE IT, YOU MIGHT NOT

REALLY, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE, "HOW

DO I KNOW THAT'S TRUE, LAURA

LYNN? I MEAN, HOW DO YOU AND

BRIAN KNOW THAT'S TRUE?" WELL,

IT IS IN FAITH. BUT WE HAVE COME

TO BELIEVE THAT THIS POWERFUL

WORD, AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS

REAL IN OUR LIVES, BECAUSE OF

OUR PRAYERS BEING ANSWERED,

BECAUSE WE HAVE CHOSEN TO SEE

THAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD,

THAT HE CAME TO DIE SO THAT WE

MIGHT LIVE. WE'VE EMBRACED THAT.

AND WE ASK YOU TODAY, WOULD YOU

CONSIDER JESUS? WOULD YOU

CONSIDER JESUS FOR YOUR

ETERNITY?

AND WHEN YOU DO, IT'S GONNA BE

THE BEST CHOICE THAT YOU'VE EVER

MADE, BECAUSE YOU'RE CHOOSING

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TO FILL OUT YOUR FORMS AND SEND

THEM BACK TO US, YOUR PRAYER

REQUESTS. OUR ANNUAL WEEK OF

PRAYER IS COMING UP, SEPTEMBER

5TH THROUGH THE 11TH, AND IF

YOU'RE NOT ON OUR MAILING LIST,

SEND IN YOUR REQUEST IN, AS

WELL. THE ADDRESS WILL APPEAR

AFTER THE SHOW.

WE SURE TO LOOK FORWARD TO

BEING WITH YOU ALL AGAIN. UNTIL

NEXT TIME, I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN. HAVE A

GREAT DAY, CANADA.

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