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The 700 Club - Jan. 30, 2014

CBN Sports is in New Jersey talking faith with the NFL's best as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII. Plus, Sherry suffered a knee injury that caused her significant pain. A prayer on The 700 Club ushered in a miracle healing. Read Transcript


FROM THE BIG HOUSE --

SEVEN YEARS HERE, EIGHT

YEARS HERE.

TO THE BIG SCREEN.

IT AIN'T LIKE THAT.

IT'S EXACTLY LIKE THAT.

WE'LL TALK TO THE STAR

AND THE INSPIRATION FOR THE

FILM "LIFE OF A KING" PLUS,

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE WEATHER

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

CBN HAS AN ALL ACCESS PASS

TO THE METLIFE STADIUM.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

NOBODY THOUGHT THAT HELL WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE FROZEN OVER,

BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS HELL

ON THOSE PEOPLE IN ATLANTA,

WHO WERE STUCK IN THEIR CARS

FOR HOURS, ABANDONING THEIR

CARS.

THE ROADS ARE LOCKED UP.

THE SAME THING DOWN IN

ALABAMA.

THE FREEZE HAS BEEN BAD, AND

THOUSANDS OF CARS WERE STILL

STRANDED ON HIGHWAYS THIS

MORNING.

A BRUTAL WINTER STORM

CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE

SOUTH.

Wendy: IT LED TO A

STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SIX

STATES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH,

AND THE STORM CAUSED AT

LEAST 13 DEATHS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: SNOW AND

SLICK ICE PARALYZED THE DEEP

SOUTH.

CRASHES, SOME DEADLY,

BLOCKED ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

CARS JAMMED FOR MILES WITH

NO WAY OUT.

FRUSTRATED DRIVERS STRANDED,

MANY FOR ALMOST 24 HOURS.

ACROSS THE SOUTH, ICY MISERY

FROM FLORIDA TO HERE IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

THE STORM CAUGHT MANY

OFF-GUARD.

THE RARE STORM DROPPED JUST

TWO INCHES OF SNOW IN

ATLANTA, BRINGING THE CITY

TO A SCREECHING HALT.

I WAS ON ICE, AND IT JUST

KEPT SLIPPING AND I THOUGHT

I WAS GOING TO TUMBLE OVER.

THE ENGINE IS RUNNING AND

THE HEAT IS GOING AND I'M

SURFACING Facebook.

Reporter: ONE MOTHER

STUCK ON THE ROAD GAVE BIRTH

TO A BABY GIRL, NAMED

GRACE.

I'VE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR

16 HOURS.

SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE.

Reporter: GEORGIA'S

GOVERNOR ADMITS MISTAKES

WERE MADE.

WE ALL HAVE SOME LESSONS

WE NEED TO LEARN HERE.

Reporter: BUT NOT ALL

OF THE MISERY WAS ON THE

ROADS.

MORE THAN 4,000 FLIGHTS WERE

DELAYED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN IN

ALABAMA WERE TRAPPED AT

SCHOOLS FOR A SECOND NIGHT.

ROADS STILL TOO DANGEROUS

FOR THEM TO LEAVE.

I WANT TO GO HOME!

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN

CALLED IN TO HELP STRANDED

MOTORISTS.

YOU ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE

SURE THAT THE KIDS ARE TAKEN

CARE OF.

WE'LL PUT THEM IN THE HUMVEE

JUST SO THEY CAN WARM UP.

Reporter: GOOD

SAMARITANS ARE ALSO LENDING

A HELPING HAND.

HELPING OUT DRINKS AND

HELPING PEOPLE GET MOVING.

I HAVE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE.

THEY SAID, WHAT HAVE YOU

GOT?

I'VE GOT COKE, WATER, SEVEN

UP.

AND THEY SAY HOW MUCH?

AND I SAY FREE.

I'LL TAKE ONE.

Pat: IT WAS A LITTLE

CHILLY AROUND HERE, TOO.

IT WASN'T BAD.

SOMEBODY SAID IT WAS 8° THIS

MORNING, AND IT SHOWED 12°

OUT I'D MY HOUSE.

Wendy: WE MUST BE

GETTING USED TO IT BECAUSE I

WENT OUT FOR A WALK LAST

NIGHT.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE

SWANS.

LAKE TERRY HAS FROZEN OVER,

AND THE SWAN WAS SORT OF

STUCK THERE.

DO YOU THINK HE WILL BE ALL

RIGHT?

Pat: THOSE SWANS ARE

VERY RESILIENT.

THEY WILL HAVE A LONG, HAPPY

LIFE.

Wendy: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

Pat: THE PRESIDENT'S

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

BROUGHT THE SMALLEST

AUDIENCE IN YEARS, AND IT

SEEMS NOT MUCH OF THE NATION

WAS WATCHING.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, AS YOU

STATED, PRESIDENT OBAMA

STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

HAD THE SMALLEST TV AUDIENCE

SINCE BILL CLINTON'S LAST

SPEECH IN 2000.

JUST OVER 33 MILLION PEOPLE

TUNED INTO THE SPEECH.

ANALYSTS THINK THE SPEECH

WILL DO LITTLE TO HELP THE

PRESIDENT'S LOW PUBLIC

APPROVAL RATINGS.

THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE HAS

TAKEN SICK LEAVE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A NATIONAL

CRISIS.

VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH IS

SUFFERING AN ACUTE

RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND HIGH

FEVER.

LEADERS THERE WARN OF

POSSIBLE CIVIL WAR.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON THE

SCENE IN KIEV.

George: UKRAINE'S PRIME

MINISTER HAS RESIGNED, AND

SO, TOO, HAS THE CABINET.

BUT TALKWITH MANY OF THE

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PROTESTORS ON THE STREETS OF

KIEV, AND THEY WILL TELL YOU

THIS IS NOT ENOUGH.

WE ARE DEMANDING THE

RESIGNATION OF THE

PARLIAMENT, OF THE

PRESIDENT, FOR ELECTIONS TO

TAKE PLACE.

THIS IS GROUND ZERO, THE

EPICENTER.

THE BATTLEFIELD FOR THE

OPPOSITION FORCES.

FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS,

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

HAVE GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN

KIEV, DEMANDING THAT THE

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE STEP

DOWN.

THE CRISIS STARTED LAST

NOVEMBER, AFTER RUSSIA'S

PRESIDENT GOT THE PRESIDENT

OF UKRAINE, VIKTOR

YANUKOVYCH, TO REFUSE A

MAJOR TRADE DEAL AND CLOSE

TIES WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

FOR CLOSER RELATIONS WITH

RUSSIA INSTEAD.

MICHAEL IS AN ANALYST IN

KIEV.

HE SAYS FROM THE KREMLIN'S

PERSPECTIVE, RUSSIA HAS NO

BORDERS.

RUSSIA THINKS UKRAINE IS

STILL PART OF THEIR

TERRITORY, SO THEY WERE MORE

THAN HAPPY TO HELP BAIL OUT

UKRAINE.

George: BUT IT WASN'T

WHAT MANY UKRAINIANS WANTED,

SO THEY TOOK TO THE STREETS

BY THE THOUSANDS.

THE PROTESTS HAVE SINCE

MORPHED INTO DEMANDS FOR

HUMAN RIGHTS AND LESS

CORRUPTION.

PEOPLE SEE THE POLICIES

OF PRESIDENT VIKTOR

YANUKOVYCH AS A SYMBOL OF

EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG

WITH OUR COUNTRY.

THEY WANT NEW LEADERSHIP AND

NEW DIRECTION.

George: EARLIER THIS

MONTH, THE PRESIDENT PUSHED

THROUGH NEW LAWS TO CRACK

DOWN ON PROTESTS, BUT THEY

WERE CRASHED WITH

DEMONSTRATORS.

HOME TO ROUGHLY 45 MILLION

PEOPLE, THE COUNTRY IS SPLIT

BETWEEN PRO-EUROPEAN REGIONS

IN THE WEST AND PRO-RUSSIAN

AREAS IN THE EAST.

SOME FEAR THE CRISIS COULD

SPARK A CIVIL WAR BETWEEN

THE TWO REGIONS.

ON TUESDAY THOUSANDS OF

PRO-GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS

TOOK TO THE STREETS OF

KIEV.

WE DON'T WANT A SPLIT AND

THE COUNTRY, A CIVIL WAR.

BECAUSE DURING A CIVIL WAR

THERE ARE NO WINNERS.

WE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND

TALK.

George: DESPITE

ATTEMPTS TO TALK, THE

CLASHES CONTINUE AROUND THE

COUNTRY, AND THE

GOVERNMENT'S CONTROL GROWS

INCREASINGLY TENUOUS.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

KIEV, UKRAINE.

Reporter: HERE AT HOME,

THE ACADEMY AWARDS HAS

RESCINDED ITS NOMINATION FOR

A SONG FOR THE FAITH-BASED

FILM "ALONE, BUT NOT

ALONE."

ERICKSON PERFORMS THE SONG.

BUT THE ACADEMY SAYS THE

COMPOSER USED HIS INFLUENCE

AS A FORMER ACADEMY GOVERNOR

TO GET THE NOMINATION.

HE SAYS ALL HE DID WAS SEND

AN E-MAIL ASKING OTHERS TO

CONSIDER IT.

THE ACADEMY PRESIDENT SAYS

SENDING THE E-MAIL CROSSED

THE LINE BECAUSE IT GIVES

THE APPEARANCE OF AN UNFAIR

ADVANTAGE.

AN ACCUSATION BROUGHTON

CALLS RIDICULOUS.

THE LAST NOMINATION I HAD

WAS 30 YEARS AGO.

Reporter: OTHER MEMBERS

OF THE ACADEMY SAY THE

RULING IS UNFAIR, INCLUDING

HANZ ZIMMER, WHO WROTE THE

MUSIC FOR MOVIES LIKE "THE

GLADIATOR."

SUNDAY'S SUPER BOWL IS

SUPPOSED TO THE LARGEST

AUDIENCE EVER.

AVERTISERS ARE PAYING UP TO

$40 MILLION FOR A 30 SECOND

COMMERCIAL.

THE BRONCOS ARE SEEN AS A

SLIGHT FAVORITE, BUT MANY

EXPERTS ARE DIVIDED, AND

MOST EXPECT A CLOSE GAME.

PAT, WHO IS YOUR ODDS-ON

FAVORITE.

Pat: YOU KNOW, I WON

THAT CONTEST ONE YEAR,

PICKING THE CLOSEST SCORE OF

A SUPER BOWL.

AND I'VE GOT A LITTLE TROPHY

IN MY OFFICE TO PROVE IT.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO IT IS.

THERE IS A COMPUTER THEY PUT

ON IT, AND THE COMPUTER SAYS

BY TWO POINTS THE SEAHAWKS

WILL WIN.

THE OTHERS SAY YOU'VE GOT

MANNING, AND THERE IS A

QUESTION OF HOW COLD IT IS.

Wendy: I DON'T KNOW HOW

A COMPUTER COULD TELL

THERE.

THERE ARE SO MANY FACTORS,

LIKE THE WEATHER AND HOW

PEOPLE ARE FEELING, AND JUST

LUCK, I GUESS.

Pat: IF YOU HAVE A

COMPUTER, YOU CAN LOOK AT

THE END TRAILS OF A CHICKEN

AND FIGURE IT OUT.

THE QUESTION IS IF IT IS

WARM, IT COULD BE A

HIGH-SCORING GAME.

IF IT IS REALLY COLD, THE

GUYS CAN'T GET THEIR HANDS

ON THE BALL TO THROW AND THE

PASSES WILL BE OFF.

AND MANNING DEPENDS ON A LOT

OF PASSES, SO WE'LL SEE.

THE SEAHAWKS ARE CERTAINLY

DEDICATED AND SO ARE THE

BRONCOS.

IT SHOULD BE A GOOD GAME.

MAYBE A THIRD OF THE TICKETS

WEREN'T SOLD, BUT I THINK BY

NOW THE TICKETS ARE.

BECAUSE PEOPLE THOUGHT THE

WEATHER WOULD BE SO COLD UP

THERE IN NEW YORK, BUT I

THINK IT WILL BE BETTER.

THINK ABOUT IT, $4.5 MILLION

BUCKS FOR 30 SECONDS.

BOOM.

OKAY.

WENDY.

Wendy: UP NEXT, ACTOR

CUBA GOODING, JR. TALKS

ABOUT HIS LATEST ROLE.

THIS IS AN EX-CON WHO

MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE

LIFE OF THESE KIDS, WHO ARE

NOW CONSIDERED

INTELLECTUALS.

I HOPE PEOPLE FIND HEALING

IN STORIES LIKE THIS.

Wendy: MEET THE MAN

WHO'S REAL LIFE STORY

INSPIRED THE NEW MOVIE "LIFE

OF A KING," AFTER THIS.

THEN WE'RE OFF TO THE BIG

APPLE WHERE SPORTS REPORTER

SEAN BROWN BRINGS US THE

SCOOP ON THE UPCOMING SUPER

BOWL XLVIIIXLVIII.

Pat: BLACK ON BLACK

CRIME.

MURDER OF TEENAGERS.

THE CHANCE OF A YOUNG

TEENAGER REACHING THE 20s

IS SOMETIMES VERY, VERY

IFFY.

YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT

MIGHT HAPPEN.

AND MURDER HAS BEEN ONE OF

THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH

AMONG TEENAGERS IN AMERICA.

THAT'S WHAT MOTIVATED ONE

MAN TO SPEND MORE THAN 30

YEARS TRYING TO SAVE LIVES.

AND HE DID IT WITH A BOARD

GAME.

HIS STORY IS TOLD IN A NEW

MOVIE, STARRING OSCAR WINNER

CUBA GOODING, JR.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM SAT DOWN BOTH

WITH THE STAR AND THE MAN

WHO INSPIRED THE STORY.

THIS WILL REALLY TOUCH YOUR

HEART.

WATCH IT.

Reporter: WASHINGTON,

D.C., HOME TO MORE THAN A

HALF MILLION PEOPLE, AND AT

LEAST A MILLION STORIES.

THIS ONE BEGINS AT A LITTLE

WHITE HOUSE, JUST SEVEN

MILES FROM 1600 PENNSYLVANIA

AVENUE.

THIS IS THE STORY OF A

CHESS CLUB FOUNDED FOR INNER

CITY YOUTH.

IT IS DIFFERENT FROM MOST.

IT IS DISTINGUISHED OF NOT

JUST TEACHING CHESS, BUT

TRUTH.

IT TEACHES YOUNG CHILDREN TO

REASON, TO RATIONALIZE

AGAINST DECEPTION, TREACHERY

AND LIES.

WE'RE ON A MISSION TO SAVE

THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN,

TO TEACH THE UNTEACHABLE,

REACH THE UNREACHABLE, AND

ALWAYS THINK BEFORE YOU

MOVE.

Reporter: EUGENE BROWN

BOUGHT THE OLD HOUSE IN THE

EARLY '90s, THEN TRAVELLED

TO THE CITY'S TOUGHEST

NEIGHBORHOODS, RECRUITING

KIDS TO LEARN CHESS AND JOIN

HIS CLUB.

I'M GOING INTO MY THIRD

DECADE OF TEACHING CHESS.

AND I CAN ACTUALLY SAY THAT

I THINK I'M THE ONE THAT

BROUGHT CHESS EAST OF THE

RIVER, IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Reporter: YET THIS IS

MORE THAN JUST A GAME TO THE

D.C. NATIVE.

IT IS A LIFESAVER FOR THE

THOUSANDS WHO SAT DOWN WITH

HIM OVER THE YEARS.

SOME OF THEM NEVER

LEARNED HOW TO BE REAL GOOD

CHESS PLAYERS, BUT THAT IS

NOT OUR MISSION.

OUR MISSION IS TO GET THEM

TO THINK BEFORE THEY MOVE.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I'VE SEEN

TOO MANY KIDS MAKE IMPULSIVE

DECISIONS THAT HAS ENDED UP

COSTING THEM THE REST OF

THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: IMPULSIVE

DECISIONS PUT BROWN'S SON IN

JAIL FOR 16 YEARS.

HIS GRANDSON IS BEHIND BARS

NOW.

AND DESPITE HIS MOTHER AND

FATHER'S LOVE AND HARD WORK,

EUGENE DID TIME, TOO.

I MUST HAVE DID ALMOST

CLOSE TO 20 YEARS ON

LAY-AWAY PLANS.

SEVEN YEARS HERE, EIGHT

YEARS HERE, SIX MONTHS

HERE.

Reporter: WE VISITED

ONE OF THOSE STOPS WHERE

EUGENE WENT AFTER TRYING TO

HOLD UP A BANK FOR $3200.

I WENT INTO TRENTON STATE

PRISON IN NEW JERSEY IN

1969.

I WAS A YOUNG GUY.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE IN THAT

PRISON.

Reporter: EUGENE BROWN

SPENT MORE THAN A DOZEN

YEARS LOCKED UP HERE AT THE

NEW JERSEY STATE PRISON FOR

THAT BOTCHED ROBBERY

ATTEMPT.

THEY WERE AMONG SOME OF THE

TOUGHEST YEARS OF HIS LIFE,

BUT HE STILL TOOK SOLACE IN

PLAYING THE GAME OF CHESS.

THAT'S HOW I DID MY TIME,

ON A CHESS BOARD.

I'VE SEEN THE MUSLIMS, I'VE

SEEN THE CHRISTIANS, I'VE

SEEN THE STICK-UP GUYS, AND

I'VE SEEN EVERYBODY HAD

THEIR CLICKS.

AND MY CLICK WAS CHESS.

AND THAT'S WHAT I CARRIED

AROUND.

Reporter: THE BIG

CHANGE CAME WHEN ANOTHER

INMATE TAUGHT BROWN TO APPLY

THE GAME TO HIS LIFE.

I SAID, MAN, I'M LOST.

AND HE SAID, MAN, YOU NEVER

LOSE.

YOU ARE EITHER LEARNING

LESSONS OR TEACHING

LESSONS.

CHESS IS THE ONLY GAME THAT

CAN'T BE WON; IT CAN ONLY BE

PLAYED.

THERE ARE THREE STAGES OF

LIFE, YOU OPEN IT, WHEN

YOU'RE A YOUNG FELLOW, THE

MIDDLE GAME, WHEN YOU'RE

MIDDLE-AGED, AND THE END

GAME.

Reporter: HE HAS

SHARING THOSE LESSONS WITH

CHILDREN SINCE HIS RELEASE.

HE HAS EARNED CHESS AWARDS,

RECOGNITION FROM THE CITY,

AND NOW HIS STORY MOVES TO

THE BIG SCREEN, IN "LIFE OF

A KING," STARRING

ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER CUBA

GOODING, JR.

AH, YES, THE PAWNS.

THEY ARE THE FRONT LINE.

THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES.

THAT WAS REALLY A

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, TO

WATCH IT THE FIRST TIME.

I THINK THAT'S WHY I'M

TALKING ABOUT IT LIKE

CRAZY.

Reporter: GOODING

COMPARES THIS ROLE TO THE

NOBLE CHARACTERS HE HAS

PLAYED WITH MOVIES LIKE "MAN

OF HONOR."

Reporter: ONE OF THE

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT YOU IS

YOU MAKE NO BONES ABOUT

BEING A CHRISTIAN.

THAT'S RIGHT.

I'M SURPRISED --

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: THIS FILM

DOESN'T BLATENTLY DISPLAY

FAITH, BUT SURELY YOU SEE IT

IN THE FILM.

IT'S GOD'S WILL.

IT REALLY IS.

AND THAT'S WHAT IS SO COOL

ABOUT STUFF LIKE THIS.

MAN, IT'S, LIKE, I'M NO

SAINT IN ANY WAY, AND I MAKE

MISTAKES AND I SIN

CONSTANTLY.

BUT IT IS MY RELATIONSHIP I

HAVE -- WHEN YOU LEARN ABOUT

PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS

LIKE THIS, WHO HAVE BEEN

INCARCERATED, IT IS EASY TO

SAY HE IS A FELON, AN

EX-CON, BUT THIS IS AN

EX-CON WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF THESE KIDS

WHO ARE NOW CONSIDERED

INTELLECTUALS.

AND THAT CONNECTIVE TISSUE

OF SOCIETY AND LIFE IS WHAT

INTRIGUES ME.

I HOPE PEOPLE FIND HEALING

IN STORIES LIKE THIS.

KING PERRY IT IS.

KING PERRY HAS AN ARMY, AND

YOU'RE A PART OF IT.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS YOU THINK

YOU ARE OUT THERE DOING THE

KING'S BUSINESS, AND ALL

YOU'RE REALLY DOING IS

SACRIFICING YOURSELF, LIKE

THE PAWN YOU REALLY ARE.

IT AIN'T LIKE THAT.

IT'S EXACTLY LIKE THAT,

PARTNER.

I DIDN'T KNOW I LOOKED

THAT GOOD.

Reporter: BROWN LOVES

THE FILM BUT SAYS HE CAN'T

TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS LATEST

MOVE IN HIS END GAME.

THE ONLY REASON THIS

MOVIE WAS MADE, THE ONLY

REASON THAT I'M HERE IS AN

A ANCESTORAL BLESSING.

IT WAS PROBABLY MY GREAT,

GREAT GRANDMOTHER THAT

PRAYED FOR US.

I KNOW MY MOTHER DID.

THIS IS ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE

THAT PRAYED FOR OUR FAMILY,

FOR ME.

Reporter: AND HE THANKS

GOD FOR TURNING HIS TALE OF

DISGRACE INTO A STORY OF

DIGNITY.

ONCE YOU EXCEPT GOD,

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT

YOU CAN DO.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: MARVELOUS.

I'M NOT MUCH OF A CHESS

PLAYER.

I'M TOO IMPATIENT.

I WANT TO GET IN THERE AND

KILL THE OTHER ONE.

I'M NOT ONE FOR ALL OF THAT

STRATEGY AND WAITING AND

THINKING.

JUST GET THE GAME OVER

WITH.

Wendy: I LOVE THE

LESSON HE IS TEACHING THE

KIDS, ALWAYS THINK BEFORE

YOU MOVE.

PRICELESS.

Pat: YOU ARE THE ONE

WHO HAS COMPASSION FOR THE

LONELY SWAN OUT IN OUR LAKE

WHO WAS FREEZING.

Wendy: HE WAS NOT

MOVING AND HE WAS MAKING

FUNNY SOUNDS.

Pat: YOU'RE SWAN HAS

GOTTEN HIMSELF EXTRICATED

AND WE HAVE A PICTURE OF

WHAT HE IS DOING.

HE IS OUT THERE NEXT TO A

HOT AIR VENT GETTING A

LITTLE WARMTH.

Wendy: HALLELUJAH.

Pat: HE IS A SMART

SWAN.

YOU KNOW, SWANS MATE FOR

LIFE.

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER WE'VE

GOT TWO SWANS OR NOT --

Wendy: WE USED TO.

Pat: WELL, THEY'VE GOT

TURTLES OUT THERE, AND THE

TURTLES PULL THE BABY SWANS

DOWN AND KILL THEM.

Wendy: LAST TIME I WAS

WALKING IN THE SNOW, AND

THERE IS A FOX FROZEN IN THE

SNOW, RIGHT?

AND IT REALLY STARTLED ME,

AND I WENT AND LOOKED CLOSER

AND IT WAS, LIKE, A LITTLE

FOX STATUE THEY PUT OUT

THERE, BUT IT LOOKS SO

REAL.

AND THIS LADY IS YELLING AT

ME FROM ACROSS THE POND, IS

THAT THING REAL?

AND I'M, LIKE, I DON'T

KNOW.

Pat: YOU'LL BE WEEPING

TEARS FOR THIS CREATURES WE

HAVE.

THE BIBLE SAYS A RIGHTEOUS

MAN CARES FOR THE LIFE OF

HIS BEAST.

AND WE CARE ABOUT THE LIVES

OF THE FEATHERED FRIENDS,

THE DOGS, AND, OH, MY LITTLE

DOG -- PEOPLE HAVE ASKED,

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO BLUE?

WE'RE GOING TO GET BLUE BACK

ON.

BLUE HAD A CARRIBEAN

VACATION.

AND HE JUST LOVED IT.

DONE IN THE CAYMANS.

THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK INTO

THIS CLIMATE, AND HE STUCK

HIS NOSE OUT THE DOOR AND

WANTED TO GO BACK INSIDE.

BLUE'S PRETTY PICKY.

Wendy: HOW IS PRINCESS

MAGGIE DOING?

Pat: SHE IS JUST A

FURRY LITTLE THING.

SHE STAYS OUTSIDE.

Wendy: SHE'S GOT A LOT

OF FUR, SO SHE IS PROBABLY

FINE.

Pat: SHE IS LIKE A

LITTLE BEAR, AND SHE IS

HAPPY OUTSIDE.

IT KEEPS THEM HEALTHIER.

Wendy: UP NEXT, SUPER

BOWL PLAYERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT

THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

MY FAITH IS THE NUMBER

ONE THING IN MY LIFE.

FAMILY, AND THEN FOOTBALL.

SHE JUST GAVE ME THAT

LOOK AND SAID, IF YOU HAVE A

DREAM, GO CHASE IT.

I WILL BE THE SUPER TO YOUR

NATURAL.

Wendy: STANDARD TO THE

PRE-GAME COVER RAV COVERAGE

YOU WON'T SEE ANYWHERE

ELSE.@@@@

Pat: IT'S THE CLASH OF

THE TWO FOOTBALL LEAGUES.

AND ON SUNDAY THE DENVER

BRONCOS AND THE SEATTLE

SEAHAWKS WILL MEET AT SUPER

BOWL XLVIII.

AND THE BATTLE BETWEEN

NUMBER ONE OFFENSE VERSES A

NUMBER ONE DEFENSE.

SPORTS REPORTER SEAN BROWN

IS ALREADY ON THE SCENE

WHERE HE TALKED WITH PLAYERS

FROM BOTH TEAMS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO TIMES SQUARE HERE

IN NEW YORK CITY FOR CBN'S

COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL

XLVIII, WHERE THE DENVER

BRONCOS AND THE SEATTLE

SEAHAWKS WILL BATTLE IT

OUT.

WINNING THE SUPER BOWL FOR

THE SEAHAWKS WOULD MEAN

THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP IN

THE SUPER BOWL HISTORY.

AND FOR THE BRONCOS, IT

WOULD BE THEIR THIRD TIME.

FOR MANY OF THE PLAYERS,

PLAYING WOULD DEFINE THE

VERY FABRIC OF WHO THEY

ARE.

BUT FOR A FEW OF THEM, THEIR

IDENTITY CAN'T BE FOUND ON

THE FOOTBALL FIELD BECAUSE

THERE IS A LOT MORE TO THEM

THAN JUST PLAYING FOOTBALL.

Reporter: THE DENVER

BRONCOS ARE HIGHLY FAVORED

TO WIN IN SUNDAY'S MATCHUP.

JACOB AND BRITON SAY THEY'RE

HUNGRY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP,

BUT THEIR HAPPINESS DOESN'T

DEPEND SOLEING ON WINNING. SOLELY ON FOOTBALL.

WINNING WOULD MAKE ME

HAPPY, BUT IT DOESN'T DEFINE

ME.

BACK FROM MY DAYS IN HIGH

SCHOOL, MY HIGH SCHOOL COACH

TAUGHT US GOD, FAMILY,

FOOTBALL.

AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IT IN

THAT ORDER.

WE PREPARE SO HARD TO WIN

FOOTBALL GAMES, AND I TAKE A

LOT OF PRIDE IN THAT.

YOU KNOW, I TAKE THAT VERY

SERIOUSLY.

AND I THINK AT THE END OF

THE DAY, YOU'VE GOT TO

REALIZE THAT IT IS A GAME.

AND THAT GOD IS OFFERING A

BIGGER PLAN.

AND THAT'S CERTAINLY A

HUMBLING FEELING AND KEEPS

YOU GROUNDED.

IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO

WIN THE SUPER BOWL, YET ALL

OF THESE GUYS THAT HAVE WON

THE SUPER BOWL ARE STILL

TRYING TO WIN THE SUPER

BOWL.

THAT'S THE SAME AS MONEY IS

NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU

HAPPY.

ALL OF THESE THINGS PEOPLE

STRIVE FOR FOR HAPPINESS,

THEY DON'T GIVE YOU

HAPPINESS.

YOU'RE GOING TO GO TO BED AT

NIGHT, AND THEN IT IS JUST

YOU AND GOD.

THAT'S WHY FAITH AND YOU CAN

ADD IN FAMILY AND THINGS

LIKE THAT, ARE WHAT REALLY

FILLS YOU UP AND REAL OF

GIVES YOU PURPOSE AND TRUE

JOY.

NOT JUST IN THE MEANTIME

HAPPINESS.

Reporter: THIS IS

STEVEN JOHNSON'S SECOND

SEASON IN THE NFL.

HE SAYS HE IS BLESSED TO BE

WHERE HE IS, NOT JUST

BECAUSE HE IS FULFILLING ONE

OF HIS CHILDHOOD DREAMS, BUT

BECAUSE EARLIER IN HIS

CAREER HE WAS TOLD HE WOULD

NEVER PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN.

I HURT MY KNEE AND I WAS

TOLD I COULD NEVER PLAY

FOOTBALL BEFORE.

AGAIN.

I WAS NEVER THE FASTEST OR

THE STRONGEST.

THE LORD SAID, DAVID -- AND

HE CONQUERED GOLIATH.

HE TOLD ME, IF YOU HAVE A

DREAM, GO CHASE IT.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN ME, I WILL

BE THE SUPER TO YOUR

NATURAL.

I'M JUST HONORED TO BE ABLE

TO CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD

WITH THIS TEAM, HOPEFULLY

FOR AS LONG AS I CAN, BEING

AROUND THESE GREAT COACHES

AND CONTINUING TO SERVE THE

LORD.

Reporter: SEAHAWKS

QUARTERBACK RUSSELL WILLIAMS

HAS BEEN CRITICIZED AS AN

ATHLETE FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE Ñ ]

MAINLY BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE.

BUT HIS NUMBERS HAVE MADE

HIM A GIANT AMONG MEN.

HE IS THE FIRST IN THE SUPER

TO POST A 100 PLUS PASSER

RATING.

HE SAYS WHILE THE STATS ARE

GREAT, HE COULDN'T HAVE DONE

ANY OF IT WITHOUT THE LORD.

I HAD A LOT OF CRITICS

TELL ME YOU'RE TOO SHORT.

I WASN'T GOING TO BELIEVE

IT.

I WASN'T GOING TO ALLOW TO

STOP ME FROM DOING WHAT GOD

PUT ME ON THE EARTH FOR.

I TRUSTED IN MY FAITH.

IT HAS BEEN EVERYTHING TO

ME, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

I WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY IF

IT WASN'T FOR THAT.

I GIVE HIM ALL OF THE

GLORY.

IT IS A TREMENDOUS HONOR

JUST TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE

GAME OF FOOTBALL.

TO BE IN FRONT OF ALL OF

THESE PEOPLE AND TO PLAY THE

GAME I LOVE.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY,

FOOTBALL DOESN'T DEFINE ME.

I BELIEVE THAT MY FAITH IS

THE NUMBER ONE THING IN MY

LIFE.

AND FAMILY AND THEN PLAYING

FOOTBALL.

Reporter: CHRIS

MARAGOLD RECOGNIZES THAT THE

SPOILS OF BEING PROFESSIONAL

ATHLETES ARE ONLY HERE FOR A

SEASON.

THEY SAY IT IS MUCH MORE

REWARDING TO INVEST IN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD

THAT LASTS FOREVER.

I THINK THE SECOND WE

START TO PUT OUR IDENTITY IN

ANYTHING OTHER THAN JESUS,

THAT IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

BECAUSE ONE DAY FOOTBALL

WILL BE GONE.

AND ONE DAY PEOPLE WILL NOT

KNOW WHO I AM OR CARE TO

INTERVIEW ME.

SO IF I PUT MY VALUE IN THE

FACT THAT SOMEBODY WANTS TO

TALK TO ME ABOUT FOOTBALL,

MAN, WHEN IT IS ALL DONE,

YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO NOT BE

THAT GREAT.

SO MY IDENTITY AND MY VALUE

COMES FROM JUST RECEIVING

THE LOVE OF GOD, AND GIVING

IT OUT TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS

I CAN.

MY FAITH IS EVERYTHING TO

ME.

I WAS JUST SAYING EARLIER

THAT JESUS SAVES.

JESUS SAVES.

IT IS MY TRUE DESIRE FOR ALL

OF THE PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT

YOU'RE LOVED, TO KNOW YOU'RE

HERE FOR A PURPOSE AND A

REASON.

Reporter: CHRIS

MARIGOLD HAS HAD A REMARK

JOURNEY TO GET HERE.

HE SAYS THE LORD SHOWS UP

STRONG.

I CHASED THE THINGS OF

THIS WORLD -- BEFORE I GAVE

MY LIFE TO JESUS, I CHASED

THE THINGS, I CHASED THE

DRUGS, DOING DRUGS.

I WAS DOING ALL OF THOSE

TYPES OF THINGS, THE THINGS

THAT LEAVE YOU SO EMPTY.

AND JESUS CONTINUED TO STAY

THE SAME.

WHEN YOU HOPE AND TRUST ON

THE FIRM FOUNDATION OF WHO

JESUS IS, NOTHING CAN SHAKE

YOU.

THERE WERE MOMENTS WHERE IT

WAS VERY DIFFICULT.

THERE WERE MOTEL MOMENTS

WHEN I WAS TOUGH.

BUT THOSE TRIALS PRODUCED

PERSEVERANCE IN ME, PRODUCED

CHARACTER, AND PRODUCED WHAT

YOU'RE SEEING TODAY.

Pat: YOU KNOW, PEOPLE

THINK THAT BEING A CHRISTIAN

INVOLVES BEING WEAK AND

MEEK.

GENTLE JESUS, MEEK AND

MILD.

JESUS WASN'T MEEK AND MILD.

HE WASN'T MILD.

HE MADE A WHIP AND DROVE A

BUNCH OF MONEY-CHANGERS OUT

OF THE TEMPLE.

HE ENDURED TORMENT ON THE

CROSS, WHICH WAS MORE THAN

ANY HUMAN BEING COULD TAKE.

HE WAS TOUGH, AND YET HE WAS

GENTLE.

HE LOVED PEOPLE.

HE HAD A HEART OF

COMPASSION.

AND SO THESE GREAT ATHLETES,

AND THE TWO LEADING TEAMS IN

AMERICA IN THIS HUGE SPORT

THAT HAS SO CAPTIVATED THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY SAY,

LISTEN, WE UNDERSTAND IT'S A

GAME.

YOU KNOW, CHESS IS A GAME.

FOOTBALL IS A GAME.

TENNIS IS A GAME.

BASKETBALL IS A GAME.

IT INVOLVES THROWING A BALL

FULL OF AIR UP THROUGH A

HOOP OR INTO THE ARMS OF

SOME RECEIVER.

IT INVOLVES A LOT OF

THINGS.

BUT WHEN IT IS ALL OVER

WITH, ALL THAT REALLY

MATTERS IS WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE IN RELATION TO JESUS.

THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS.

WHEN YOU'RE LIFE IS OVER,

YOU CAN'T SAY, WELL, I THREW

THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO GET YOU

INTO HEAVEN.

IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK TO

SAY, WELL, I SCORED 40

POINTS PLAYING BASKETBALL.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO GET YOU

ANYWHERE.

IT REALLY WON'T.

BUT WHAT WILL GET YOU INTO

HEAVEN IS ONE SIMPLE

CONFESSION: I BELIEVE THAT

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF

GOD AND HE DIED FOR ME.

AND I HAVE MADE HIM MY

SAVIOR.

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

AND RIGHT NOW, AS WE LOOK

INTO THIS GREAT SPORTING

EVENT THAT IS COMING UP,

WHERE SO MUCH MONEY IS BEING

INVOLVED IN BUYING

COMMERCIALS TO ADVERTISE IN

THE MIDDLE OF IT, HAVE YOU

MADE THE MOST IMPORTANT

DECISION IN YOUR LIFE?

IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE.

WELL, DEFINE THE LORD.

IT'S NOT WEAKNESS; IT IS

STRENGTH.

HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND IF YOU WANT STRENGTH IN

YOUR LIFE, BEYOND ANYTHING

YOU'VE EVER KNOWN, IF YOU

WANT JOY UNSPEAKABLE, IF YOU

WANT SECURITY, IF YOU WANT

TO KNOW THAT THE FUTURE IS

IN HIS HANDS, IF YOU WANT TO

DO THAT, PRAY WITH ME RIGHT

NOW.

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU RIGHT

NOW, LORD, AND I GIVE YOU MY

HEART.

I RECEIVE YOU AS MY SAVIOR.

AND I MAKE YOU THE LORD OF

MY LIFE.

TAKE ME, LORD, FROM THIS

MOMENT ON.

I'M YOURS.

AND I'LL LIVE FOR YOU AND

I'LL SERVE YOU.

AND FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED, I

WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, FOR

THOSE WHO PRAYED WITH ME,

MAY THE POWER OF GOD TOUCH

THEM AT THIS MOMENT, IN HIS

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO DO SOMETHING.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING

THAT WILL HELP YOU.

WHAT'S NEXT?

YOU JUST PRAYED A PRAYER

WITH THE GUY ON TV, AND

WHAT'S NEXT?

I HAVE THIS, AND IT'S CALLED

"A NEW DAY," AND IT IS A

C.D.

AND IT IS 73 MINUTES,

CONCENTRATED, OF WHAT JUST

HAPPENED TO YOU.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE

IF YOU JUST CALL IN.

IN ADDITION THERE IS A

LITTLE BOOKLET IN HERE WITH

SCRIPTURES.

AND YOU CAN USE IT AS A

HANDY REFERENCE.

AND THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AND

IT'S YOURS.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I PRAYED

WITH PAT AND I GAVE MY HEART

TO THE LORD.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

NO MONEY OBLIGATION

WHATSOEVER.

1-800-759-0700.

MORE EXCITING THINGS ON "THE

700 CLUB."

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: PAT, THOSE SUPER

BOWL GUYS ALWAYS AMAZE ME.

STILL AHEAD, A HORSE WOMAN

GROUNDED BY KNEE PAIN GETS

BACK IN THE SADDLE.

HER SUPER NATURAL HEALING IS

COMING UP.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO STAY

WITH US.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE MILITARY TOP'S CHAPLAINS

TOLD THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

THAT SERVICE MEMBERS ARE

FREE TO SHARE THEIR

RELIGIOUS FAITH WITH OTHERS

WITHIN LIMITS.

THE NAVY CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS

SAYS RELIGIOUS SHARING

SHOULD STOP IF IT IS CLEARLY

UNWELCOME.

THEY SAID TROOPS SHOULD

AVOID DEMEANING OTHERS, AND

THE AIR FORCE DEPUTY CHIEF

OF CHAPLAINS SAYS A

COMMANDING OFFICER CAN BE

OPEN ABOUT HIS FAITH, AS

LONG AS HE MAKES CLEAR IT IS

PERSONAL AND NOT OFFICIAL,

AND HE IS NOT PRESSURING

SUBORDINATES.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

LEADERS WILL HOST A

CONVENTION.

THE TOPICS WILL RANGE FROM

PORNOGRAPHY, TEEN SEX, AND

HOMOSEXUALITY, AND HOW

PASTORS CAN TALK TO THEIR

PARISHIONERS ABOUT HUMAN

SEXUALITY.

AND THERE WILL BE

DISCUSSIONS ON HOW THE

GOSPEL CAN REDEEM SEXUAL

DESIRE, AND SET PEOPLE FREE

WHO ARE HELD CAPTIVE BY

SIN.

THE EVENTS WILL BE MAIN

STREAMED LIVE ON THE WEB.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

SHERRY LOVES RIDING HORSES,

BUT FOR 35 YEARS SHE RODE

WITH PAIN, UNTIL THE PAIN

GOT SO BAD SHE COULDN'T RIDE

AT ALL.

HERE IS HOW SHE GOT BACK IN

THE SADDLE FOR GOOD.

MY MOM WAS BORN AND

RAISED WITH HORSES, AND SHE

BASICALLY RAISED US WITH

HORSES.

Reporter: SHERRY

DECOSTA OF NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA

HAS ALREADY

ENJOYED RIDING AND CARING

FOR HORSES, THAT IS UNTIL

THE DAY AT AGE 15 SHE WENT

OUT FOR A RIDE.

I DIDN'T FEEL SOMETHING

WAS RIGHT WITH HIM AND HE

STARTED BUCKING.

Reporter: SHERRY JUMPED

FROM THE FRIGHTENED HORSE,

AND WHEN SHE LOOKED DOWN,

SHE SAW HER LEG WAS BENT

45 DEGREES IN THE WRONG

DIRECTION.

I ROLLED OVER AT THAT

POINT ON MY SIDE, AND THAT'S

WHEN I GRABBED MY LEG AND

STARTED SCREAMING.

SO I REACHED DOWN WITH MY

HANDS AND I GRABBED THE SIDE

OF MY LEG.

THE PAIN WAS SO BAD THAT I

LOOKED UP AT THE SKY AND

EVERYTHING THAT I SAW WAS

KIND OF FLASHING.

Reporter: A SOUTHERN

REPAIRED THE KNEE, AND

SHERRY SPENT ALMOST TWO

YEARS IN CASTS, BUT HER KNEE

NEVER FULLY HEALED.

IN PART BECAUSE SHE KEPT

REINJURING IT.

OVER THE NEXT 35 YEARS,

SHERRY HAD FOUR SURGERIES,

MULTI-STEROID INJECTIONS,

AND STILL WAS LIVING WITH

PAIN.

AT THAT TIME I HAD NO

CARTILAGE.

MY MENISCUS WAS NEARLY

GONE.

I HAD BUILT UP ARTHRITIS,

AND THERE WERE TIMES THE

PAIN WAS SO DEBILITATING IT

SHUT ME COMPLETELY DOWN.

WHERE I HAD MY FOOT UP ON A

PILLOW, ICE TO IT.

I NEEDED TO GET THINGS DONE

THAT DAY AND I COULDN'T DO

IT.

AND WHEN I DID, I JUST

PUSHED THROUGH THE PAIN.

Reporter: THE LAST

DOCTOR SHERRY WENT TO TOLD

HER THERE WAS ONLY ONE

SOLUTION, A COMPLETE KNEE

REPLACEMENT.

AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE

INSURANCE.

AND THEN I'M THINKING, I

HAVE TO BE DEPENDENT ON

PEOPLE.

AND I'D PUT MY KIDS THROUGH

MORE AND PUT MY HUSBAND

THROUGH MORE BECAUSE I'LL BE

WALKING AROUND WITH A CANE

AND A WALKER.

Reporter: SHERRY SAYS

THE FINAL STRAW CAME WHEN

SHE WAS MOVING SOME

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS DOWN THE

STAIRS OF HER CAMPER.

AS SHE REACHED THE BOTTOM

STEP, HER KNEE COLLAPSED.

THE PAIN WAS SO BAD, I

COULDN'T BEND IT STRAIGHT.

I COULDN'T BEND IT BACK.

I COULDN'T PUT WEIGHT ON

IT.

THE MORE I PUT WEIGHT ON IT,

I JUST WANTED TO DIE.

Reporter: SHERRY

DRAGGED HERSELF TO THE

BATHROOM TO TAKE A SHOWER,

TO TRY TO GET SOME RELIEF.

I JUST BROKE.

I'M IN THE SHOWER, AND I

JUST SAID, GOD, I NEED A

HEALING.

Reporter: MOMENTS LATER

SHE MADE HER WAY DOWN THE

HALL.

SHE SAW THE TELEVISION WAS

ON AND STOPPED.

AND THERE WAS THIS

GENTLEMAN ON TV AND HE KIND

OF LOOKED LIKE PAT

ROBERTSON, BUT I'M THINKING,

THAT'S NOT PAT ROBERTSON.

HE IS AWFUL YOUNG.

I HAD MY RIGHT HAND IN MY

RIGHT KNEE AND HE IS PRAYING

A PRAYER OF FAITH.

Gordon: THERE IS A

WOMAN, YOU'RE LAYING YOUR

HAND ON YOUR RIGHT KNEE, AND

GOD HAS JUST RESTORED YOUR

KNEE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT

THIS HEAT AND PEACE COME

OVER ME.

AND THEN THE HEAT WENT RIGHT

TO MY KNEE.

Gordon: YOU'RE HEALED

NOW.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

REALIZE YOU'RE HEALED.

THERE IS A GREAT MIRACLE

HAPPENING TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

I JUST RAISED MY HAND AND

I SAID, I'M HEALED.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT

NO PAIN.

I WAS ABLE TO STRAIGHTEN

IT.

I WAS ABLE TO BEND IT.

I WAS, LIKE, JUMPING UP AND

DOWN ON IT.

I'M GOING, NO PAIN!

I'M, LIKE, HEY, GUYS!

AND I HAD NO MORE PAIN.

Reporter: AFTER 35

YEARS, SHERRY CAN NOW RIDE

WITHOUT PAIN IN HER KNEE.

IT HAS BEEN 15 MONTHS NOW

THAT I HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY

PAIN-FREE, NOT

A TWINGE,

NOTHING.

I WOULD TELL SOMEBODY RIGHT

NOW THAT IF THEY HAVE FAITH

AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED,

THAT GOD CAN MOVE

MOUNTAINS.

GOD WILL HEAL YOU.

I KNOW HE DOES, BECAUSE HE

DID IT FOR ME.

Wendy: HE DID IT FOR

HER, AND HE'LL DO IT FOR

YOU.

GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.

HE IS OUR HEALER.

THAT IS A PHENOMENAL

TESTIMONY OF GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

Pat: WHAT AN AMAZING

STORY.

I KNOW WHAT THE PAIN IS OF

HAVING A BAD KNEE.

IT CAN BE REALLY AWFUL.

YOU CAN'T STAND IT.

GORDON DIDN'T KNOW THAT

WOMAN.

BUT THE LORD KNEW HER AND

LOVED HER.

AND JUST AS THE MOMENT SHE

IS WATCHING TV, IT

HAPPENED.

GOD IS GOOD, FOLKS.

Wendy: SHE IS SO GOOD.

LISTEN TO THIS, DELORES OF

MISSOURI HAD EXPERIENCED

PAINFUL ISSUES DUE TO

ONGOING SEVERE BLOOD LOSS.

FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS,

SYMPTOMS INCLUDED SEVERE

MUSCLE SPASMS, HEAVY BLOOD

LOSS REQUIRING BLOOD

TRANSFUSIONS.

ONE DAY DELORES WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," WHEN SHE

HEARD THIS WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

FROM YOU, PAT, "THERE IS

SOMEBODY WITH EXCESSIVE

BLEED, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE

PROBLEM IS, BUT THE LORD IS

STOPPING THAT BLEEDING

NOW."

IMMEDIATELY SHE FELT THAT

DIFFERENCE IN HER BODY AND

SHE HAS NOT HAD ANY BLEEDING

SINCE.

Pat: HERE IS

SOMETHING -- WE HAVE PEOPLE

ON THE TELEPHONES, THESE

WONDERFUL COUNSELLORS WHO

LOVE GOD, AND CHRISTINE FROM

ALBANY, NEW YORK, WAS

EXPERIENCING MIGRAINE

HEADACHES, SEVERE

MIGRAINES.

AND SHE TOOK MEDICINE THREE

TIMES A DAY AND IT DIDN'T DO

ANY GOOD.

ONE DAY SHE CALLED OUR

PRAYER CENTER, AND AFTER

PRAYING WITH A STAFF MEMBER,

THE PAIN IN HER HEAD

IMMEDIATELY WENT AWAY AND

HAS BEEN GONE SINCE.

OUR PEOPLE PRAY FOR YOU AND

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

GOD -- GOD CAN DO ANYTHING.

YOU KNOW, HIS NAME IS "HE

WHO CAUSES EVERYTHING TO

BE."

HE WHO CAUSES EVERYTHING TO

BE.

HE IS THE ONE WHO MADE IT

ALL.

HE CREATED EVERYTHING.

HE CREATED YOUR BODY.

HE KNOWS ABOUT YOU.

HE KNOWS ABOUT YOUR

PROBLEMS.

HE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOUR

FINANCES.

HE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOUR

FAMILY.

HE CAN BRING THE LONELY INTO

FAMILIES.

HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.

AND WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO

IS TO ASK HIM AND THEN TO BE

GRATEFUL.

AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT

HE HAS DONE.

WENDY AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS RIGHT NOW, ON

THIS PROGRAM, AND WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU,

WHEREVER YOU ARE.

AND, FATHER, I JOIN HANDS

WITH MY SISTER IN CHRIST,

AND THE TWO OF US PRAY FOR

THOSE IN THIS AUDIENCE,

WHEREVER THEY FOUND

THEMSELVES, WHETHER IN

ROMANIA, SOUTH AFRICA,

WHETHER IT IS SOME PLACE IN

THE MIDDLE EAST, WHETHER IT

IS ACROSS AMERICA OR CANADA,

GOD KNOWS.

GOD KNOWS.

AND IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

LET THE ANOINTING OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT COME INTO YOUR

LIFE.

THAT LUNG INFECTION -- I

BELIEVE YOU'VE GOT THAT

PARROT FEVER.

IT IS A FUNGUS THAT HAS GONE

UP IN YOUR LUNGS, AND

DOCTORS HAVEN'T BEEN QUITE

SURE WHAT'S THE MATTER.

RIGHT NOW DAWF AN COUGH AND

YOU'RE GOING TO BE FREE.

YOUR LUNGS WILL BE

COMPLETELY FREE.

AND YOU'LL FEEL A BURNING IN

YOUR CHEST RIGHT NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME.

Wendy: HALLELUJAH.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE

SUFFERING FROM COLDS.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOUR HEATER

IS NOT WORKING, BUT THE LORD

IS BRINGING PROVISION RIGHT

NOW.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE

COLD.

RECEIVE THAT IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: SOMEBODY ELSE WITH

A LUNG PROBLEM, PUT YOUR

HAND OVER YOUR CHEST.

THE LORD IS JUST HEALING

LUNGS RIGHT NOW.

JUST COUGH AND BREATHE IN

DEEPLY, AND GOD HAS JUST

DELIVERED YOU, COLDS, FLU,

ALL OF THIS KIND OF STUFF.

THE LORD IS SETTING FREE A

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND

INFECTIONING I INFECTIONS

IN THE LUNGS.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

LORD.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS A

HEAD INJURY, IT IS ON YOUR

RIGHT SIDE, AND YOU'RE IN A

LOT OF PAIN.

AND, GOD, YOU'RE TOUCHING

THAT RIGHT NOW.

AND THEY'RE FEELING THE PAIN

LEAVE RIGHT NOW IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

Pat: MANY OF YOU ARE

TROUBLED, MANY OF YOU ARE

CONCERNED, THERE IS A

MALAISE IN THIS COUNTRY.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF LOSING

THEIR JOBS, AND GOD SAYS,

FEAR NOT, I'M WITH YOU.

FEAR NOT, BE NOT AFRAID, FOR

I AM YOUR GOD.

I'LL GIVE YOU HEALTH.

I'LL STILL DELIVER YOU.

FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH

YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, WE'RE

GOING TO MEET A WOMAN WHO

ONCE LIVED FROM PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK AND SEE HOW SHE

REVERSED THAT TREND, PLUS

MADE $100,000.

AND WE'LL BRING IT ON WITH

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

LAVETTA WANTS TO KNOW, "IS

IT WRONG TO STOP TITHING IF

GOD IS NOT OPENING UP DOORS

FOR YOU?"

STAY TUNED FOR THAT ANSWER

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: LAVETTA

SAYS, "GOD SAYS WE CAN TEST

HIM IN OUR GIVING.

IS IT WRONG TO STOP TITHING

IS GOD IS NOT OPENING UP

DOORS FOR YOU.

I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE IT

DOESN'T WORK FOR ME AND IT

DEPRESSES ME BECAUSE I'M

STILL BELIEVING FOR GOD TO

DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN MY

LIFE.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: THE BIBLE

SAYS, "FORSAKE NOT WISDOM."

PEOPLE MAKE FOOLISH IN

INVESTMENTS AND THEY DON'T

USE THEIR TIME-WISELY. TIME WISELY.

INSTEAD OF ASKING GOD FOR

MONEY, ASK HIM FOR WISDOM.

YOU NEED TO BE LED BY HIM.

THIS ISN'T SOME HEAVENLY

SLOT MACHINE WHERE YOU PUSH

IN THE LEVER AND IT COMES

OUT BELL, FRUIT, BELL,

FRUIT, BELL, FRUIT, AND YOU

HIT THE JACKPOT.

THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

IT IS YOU BEING OBEDIENT TO

GOD, AND HIS BLESSING COMES

FROM BEING LED.

Wendy: MICHELLE RIGHTS,

"INSID, "ON A DATING SITE,

I READ A PROFILE, WHERE

SOMEONE CLAIMED TO BE A

CHRISTIAN ALL HER LIFE, EVEN

BEFORE HE KNEW IT.

I ASKED WHAT SHE MEANT BY

THAT, AND SHE SAID CERTAIN

PEOPLE ARE PREDESTINED FOR

HEAVEN, AND THERE ARE

SCRIPTURES TO PROVE IT.

THIS REALLY BOTHERS ME.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO THIS

BELIEF?"

Pat: THERE WAS WAS

EXTREME CALVANISM WHO SAID

ONLY THE ELECT GOT SAVED.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHO S WHO SO

EVER WILL SHALL COME.

BUT THOSE PEOPLE IGNORE THAT

PART OF THE SCRIPTURES.

IT IS FALSE THEOLOGY, BUT IT

WAS DEEPLY, DEALP INGRAINED

IN CALVANIST THINKING, THOSE

WHO WERE HIS DISCIPLES ALONG

THE WAY.

Wendy: JULIAN

WRITES, "I BELIEVE THAT

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS

STEPS OF A CULT.

I SUFFERED IN THESE GROUPS

AS A CHRISTIAN, AND I DON'T

THINK THAT BEING IN RECOVERY

IS WHAT GOD WANTS FOR US.

IT IS A DENIAL OF EVERYTHING

JESUS ACCOMPLISHED."

Pat: I THINK YOU'RE

BEING EXTREME.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS DOES

GOOD WORK.

THE THING THAT IS IMPORTANT

IS THAT WHEN SOMEBODY IS A

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC, THEY

NEED SOMEBODY AS A FRIEND

WHO HAS BEEN THAT WAY

BEFORE.

AND A.A. BRINGS THAT TO

THEM.

IT IS NOT A CULT.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

ABOUT.

AND THAT IS THAT JESUS

CHRIST WILL DELIVER YOU.

IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, YOU

START TO SAY, I'M FRANK

SMITH, I'M AN ALCOHOLIC.

AND THAT MEANS THAT STAYS

WITH YOU ALL YOUR LIFE.

GOD SAYS I WILL DELIVER YOU,

I WILL BREAK THE BONDS OF

ALCOHOL AND SET YOU FREE.

SO IN THAT CASE, THEY'RE OFF

THE RAIL.

BUT IN TERMS OF HAVING

SOMEBODY TO COME ALONG WHEN

YOU'RE IN TROUBLE AND YOU

NEED SOMEBODY WHO

UNDERSTANDS WHERE YOU'VE

BEEN AND WHO WILL BE WITH

YOU AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

AND SAY WITH YOU, IT WILL

HELP A LOT.

SO IT'S A GOOD

ORGANIZATION.

AND FOR THAT, I APPLAUD

THEIR WORK WITH THAT

CAVEAT.

Wendy: THAT'S TRUE.

BECAUSE IT IS LIKE CURSING

YOURSELF BECAUSE THERE IS SO

MUCH POWER IN WORDS.

Pat: BECAUSE YOU SAY,

I'M AN ALCOHOLIC, BUT I'M

NOT, I'M FREE IN JESUS'

NAME.

Wendy: NANCY WRITES

, "RECENTLY YOU SAID IT IS

OKAY TO TOOK ART CLASSES,

EVEN IF THEY WANT YOU TO

DRAW NUDES.

I DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER

TO PREVENT MY FAMILY FROM

LOOKING AT ANYTHING THAT IS

NUDE, EVEN IF IT IS ART.

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THAT

TAKING AN ART CLASS LIKE

THIS MIGHT BECOME A SEED OF

SIN FOR A PERSON?"

Pat: A LOT OF THINGS

CAN BE THAT.

DOCTORS LOOK AT PEOPLE

UNCLOTHED ALL OF THE TIME,

AND THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY

INTO PORNOGRAPHY.

I'M SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO

DEAL WITH CADAVERS -- YOU

KNOW, PORNOGRAPHY HAS TO DO

WITH SEX, PORNEI IS SEX.

IT'S TWO PEOPLE HAVING SEX

ON THE SCREEN AND ENGAGING

IN ALL KINDS OF PRACTICES.

THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING AS

LOOKING AT AN UNCLOTHED

FORM.

YOU KNOW, I MET SOMEBODY

WHEN I WAS IN FINLAND, OUR

GUIDE, AND SHE WAS TELLING

US ABOUT THE SAUNAS.

Wendy: THE SAUNAS.

SURE.

Pat: THE FINS HAVE

SAUNAS WHERE THEY DON'T WEAR

ANY CLOTHES.

AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE LIKE

CORPORATE MEETINGS --

Wendy: NOT CO-ED,

RIGHT?

Pat: OF COURSE IT IS

CO-ED.

AND I SAID, ISN'T THAT

EMBARRASSING, AND SHE SAID,

NO, WE DON'T LOOK AT THEIR

PRIVATE PARTS.

THEY'RE ALL SITTING AROUND,

SWEATING IN THE NUDE.

Wendy: PUT A TOWEL ON,

PLEASE.

Pat: WELL, IT DEPENDS

IF A FAT FIN IS EXACTLY A

TURN-ON OR NOT.

THEY DON'T SEEM THA SEEM TO

THINK IT IS A PROBLEM.

Wendy: I THINK WE'LL

END THERE.

Pat: WITH THE SAUNA.

WELL, AROUND THREE-QUARTERS

OF AMERICANS LIVE PAYCHECK

TO PAYCHECK, AND MICHELLE

USED TO BE ONE OF THEM,

UNTIL SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

THAT LED TO WHAT SHE CALLS A

WORLD-WIND OF FINANCIAL

BLESSINGS.

Reporter: MICHELLE IS A

SUCCESS INSURANCE ANALYST,

BUT HER FAVORITE THING IS TO

GIVE TO OTHERS.

BUT THERE WAS A TIME IN HER

LIFE WHEN SHE DIDN'T THINK

SHE COULD GIVE.

I LIVED FROM PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK.

I WAS VERY KIND OF FRUGAL

ABOUT MY MONEY.

I DIDN'T SPEND A LOT.

Reporter: MICHELLE

BELIEVED GIVING WAS A GOOD

THING TO DO, BUT RARELY DID

IT OUT OF FEAR OF NOT HAVING

ENOUGH LEFT OVER.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD GOD

HAS GIVEN TO ME.

Reporter: THAT

UNDERSTANDING CAME WHEN

MICHELLE HEARD A MESSAGE ON

TITHING AND GIVING.

IT REALLY RESONATED WITH

ME, THAT IF I WAS GOING TO

OBEY HIM, IT HAD TO BE ALSO

INCLUDING MONEY.

Reporter: MICHELLE KNEW

IN HER HEART WHAT SHE NEEDED

TO DO, BUT SHE STILL DIDN'T

THINK SHE COULD AFFORD TO

TITHE.

SO THE FEAR WAS A FACTOR,

AND I REALLY HAD TO JUST

STEP OUT ON FAITH.

AND I MEAN THE RESULTS WERE

IMMEDIATE.

Reporter: MICHELLE SOLD

HER HOME AND MADE A $100,000

PROFIT.

SHE TITHED RIGHT OFF THE

TOP.

I WROTE THAT CHECK FOR

10% OF THOSE PROCEEDS, AND

IT JUST STARTED A WORLD-WIND

OF BLESSINGS AND INCREASE

AND PROSPERITY IN MY LIFE.

I KNEW THAT GOD HAD BROKEN

THE BACK OF POVERTY.

AND LIVING FROM CHECK TO

CHECK IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY

MICHELLE STILL LOVES TO GIVE

TO OTHERS, AND SHE IS A "700

CLUB" PARTNER.

SHE ALSO HAS A SIDE JOB AS A

LICENSED PERSONAL TRAINER.

WHAT HE HAS SHOWN ME IS

THAT AS I SOW, HE GIVES ME

WHAT I NEED TO INVEST.

IT WORKS.

Pat: IT WORKS.

THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD.

AND WE WOULD INVITE YOU TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE THRILL OF

GIVING.

AND NOT JUST GIVING TO BE

GIVING, BUT TO HELP THOSE IN

NEED AND TO BE A PART OF

CBN'S MINISTRY AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 50:

"CALL UPON ME IN THE DAY OF

TROUBLE.

I WILL DELIVER YOU, AND YOU

SHALL GLORIFY ME.

CALL UPON ME IN THE DAY OF

TROUBLE.

WELL, TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING

TO TALK ABOUT THE OIL BOOM

THAT HAS PUT NORTH DAKOTA ON

THE MAP, ONE OF THE LOWEST

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN THE

NATION.

PLUS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

PROSPERITY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A PIANO

PRODIGY WHO WAS ONCE

LABELLED AUTISTIC.

GOD HAS PLACED TALENT IN

AMAZING PLACES.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU

TOMORROW ON ANOTHER EDITION

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

BYE-BYE.

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