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700 Club Interactive: Flame: Marcus Gray - Feb. 27, 2014

Join us as 700 Club Interactive host Gordon Robertson shares and minister to viewers. Read Transcript


Gordon: A BULLY THROWN

OUT OF SCHOOL.

I LIKED THE FEAR I COULD

PUT IN SOMEONE'S HEART.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO CALL THE

POLICE TO THE SCHOOL, AND

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAID,

MARCUS, YOU'RE OUT OF HERE.

Gordon: HOW FAITH SAVED

HIM FROM THE STREETS, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

HE IS THE RAPPER KNOWN AS

FLAME.

HIS MUSIC HAS TOPPED

THE iTUNES AND BILLBOARD

MUSIC CHARTS, AND HE HAS

EVEN EARNED A GRAMMY

NOMINATION ALL THE WAY.

HIS REAL NAME IS MARCUS

GREY.

AND BEFORE HE WAS FLAME, HE

WAS AN AT-RISK KID WHO

ALMOST NEVER MADE IT TO

ADULTHOOD.

EVERY MOMENT WAS

INTENSE.

I WAS FIVE, SIX YEARS OLD.

EVEN SIMPLE THINGS, LIKE

WALKING TO SCHOOL, YOU WERE

AFRAID.

Reporter: MARCUS GREY

NEVER FELT SAFE GROWING UP

IN THE PROJECTS OF ST.

LOUIS.

EVEN HIS OWN FAMILY COULDN'T

PROTECT HIM.

HIS FATHER WAS A DRUG ADDICT

AND HIS MOTHER WAS

SCHIZOPHRENIC.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THE

ADULT.

SO I HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY

OF REALLY OVERSEEING MY

MOM.

THERE WOULD BE TIMES WHEN

SHE WOULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE

ME.

SHE COULD, YOU KNOW, CURSE

ME OUT OR CALL ME NAMES OR,

YOU KNOW, JUST START

TREATING ME AS IF I'M HER

ENEMY.

MY DAD WOULD BE GONE DAYS AT

A TIME, GETTING HIGH.

EVERYTHING WAS JUST

UNSTABLE.

Reporter: MARCUS SPENT

A LOT OF TIME WITH HIS

GRANDMOTHER, THE ONLY SAFE

HAVEN FROM THE CHAOS.

SHE WAS JOLLY, NICE,

SWEET, KIND.

SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

AND SHE WOULD SHARE STORIES

AND TESTIMONIES OF THINGS

GOD HAD DONE IN HER LIFE.

SHE ALWAYS LET ME KNOW GOD

LOVES YOU, HE CREATED YOU,

AND HE WANTS A RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOU.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

GRANDMOTHER'S INFLUENCE,

MARCUS BEGAN TO REBEL.

IN MANY WAYS I FELT LIKE

I HAD TO PROTECT MYSELF.

I LIKED THE FEAR I COULD PUT

IN SOMEONE'S HEART JUST WITH

MY PRESENCE.

IT MADE ME FEEL IN CONTROL.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO BE A

MAN.

JUST LIKE AT HOME, I NEED TO

BE A MAN.

THEY CALLED THE POLICE TO

THE SCHOOL, AND THAT'S WHEN

THEY SAID, MARCUS, YOU'RE

OUT OF HERE.

Reporter: MARCUS WAS

EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL WHEN HE

WAS 16.

LATER THAT SAME YEAR, HIS

GRANDMOTHER DIED OF A HEART

ATTACK.

WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY, I

FELT LIKE I LOST A PART OF

MY OWN SOUL, LIKE A PART OF

MY BEING HAD BEEN CUT OFF.

SHE WAS MY EVERYTHING.

I JUST REMEMBER TRYING TO BE

STRONG BUT NOT HAVING THE

ABILITY TO.

FOR ME, MY NATURAL BIT WAS

TO CHECK OUT AND TO RETREAT

AND TO, YOU KNOW, STAY IN

THE CLUBS.

DO WHATEVER WOULD DISTRACT

ME, BLOCK ME, NUMB ME FROM

REALITY.

Reporter: HIS

GIRLFRIEND AT THE TIME HAD

-EEN ASKING HIM TO GO TO

CHURCH WITH HER.

FINALLY HE AGREED.

EVENTUALLY I DECIDED TO

GO BECAUSE OF THE

HOPELESSNESS.

I FELT LIKE I'M TRYING ALL

OF THESE DIFFERENT THINGS TO

BRING ABOUT WHAT I ACTUALLY

WANT, WHICH IS RELIEF.

Reporter: THE

PREACHER'S WORDS MOVED HIM.

I WAS OVERWHELMED WITH

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE THAT DAY,

WHICH WAS JESUS LOVES YOU.

JESUS LOVES YOU.

AND I WAS SO OVERWHELMED

WITH HIS LOVE, YOU KNOW,

JESUS' LOVE, AND I REMEMBER

THINKING, LIKE, HE DOES LOVE

A BAD PERSON.

AND IT SOUNDED EXACTLY LIKE

THE THINGS MY GRANDMOTHER

WOULD TELL ME.

Reporter: MARCUS PRAYED

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN THAT

DAY.

MY WORDS TO THE LORD THAT

DAY WAS SOMETHING LIKE, I'M

TIRED.

I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE.

IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I GOT A

FRESH START.

I'M COOL WITH THE PERSON

THAT MADE ME.

Reporter: TODAY MARCUS

IS MARRIED TO CRYSTAL, AND

PURSUING A DEGREE IN

BIBLICAL COUNSELLING.

AND HE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE

POP ART FLAME.

AND HIS MISSION IS TO REACH

OUT TO OTHERS THROUGH HIS

CHRISTIAN MUSIC.

* TONIGHT YOU'LL TAKE HOLD

OF ME *

FROM MY HEART, IT IS

REALLY TO WALK WITH PEOPLE,

THROUGHOUT THE LONG HAUL,

SIDE BY SIDE, HELPING THEM

PROCESS WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN

THEIR LIFE.

SO I TAKE MY LIFE

EXPERIENCES.

I TAKE MY THEOLOGICAL

TRAINING, AND I GET TO SMASH

IT ALL TOGETHER AND MAKE IT

RHYME.

GOD HAS TRULY DONE A WORK IN

MY HEART.

JUST AS FAR AS FAMILY AND

HOW I LOVE MY PARENTS AND

HOW I THINK ABOUT MY PAST.

HIS LOVE IS SO BIG, AND IT

RUNS SO DEEP, THAT HE CAN

TOLERATE ALL OF WHO I AM,

THROUGH AND THROUGH, AND

STILL CONSISTENTLY CARE FOR

ME.

HE HAS LOVED ON ME IN A

UNIQUE WAY, BY DYING FOR THE

WORLD AND THE CHURCH, AND

PARTICULARLY FOR MARCUS

GREY.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT,

HE'LL INVITE ME INTO HIS

HEAVEN, THAT'S WHAT REALLY

ROCKS ME ABOUT THE LORD.

Gordon: AND IT WILL

ROCK YOU, TOO, TO UNDERSTAND

THAT HE WANTS TO BE WITH

YOU.

HE WANTS TO SPEND TIME WITH

YOU.

THAT'S ONE OF HIS TITLES, HE

IS A FRIEND TO SINNERS.

SO IF YOU'RE A SINNER, YOU

QUALIFY.

YOU GET TO HIS FRIEND, AND

HE GOES OUT OF HIS WAY.

YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS WRITTEN

IN THE BIBLE, HERE HE GOES

TO TAX COLLECTORS, HE SEEKS

OUT ZIKIAS UP IN A TREE, AND

HE SAYS, COME DOWN.

TONIGHT I'M GOING TO HAVE

DINNER WITH YOU.

HE LET'S ABUSED WOMEN WEEP

OVER HIS FEET.

BREAK ALABASTER JARS FULL OF

FRAGRANT OIL AS A SACRIFICE,

AND HE HONORS HER.

HE TAKES WIDOWS, SPENDS TIME

WITH THEM.

HE IS A FRIEND TO YOU.

AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU'RE

DEALING WITH -- MARCUS HAD A

LOT HE WAS DEALING WITH.

HE HADçó A DRUG ADDICT

FATHER.

THAT MEANS THERE IS NO

MONEY.

THERE IS NO TIME, EVEN WHEN

DAD'S AROUND.

HE IS NOT REALLY AROUND.

AND THEN HE HAD A

SCHIZOPHRENIC MOTHER WHO

BARELY RECOGNIZED HIM SOME

DAYS.

WHERE DO YOU GO WITH THAT?

WHERE DO GO WITH THAT PAIN?

AND THE WORLD -- WHAT DO YOU

EXPECT OUT OF MARCUS?

WELL, YOU EXPECT HIM TO TURN

OUT LIKE HIS FATHER.

YOU EXPECT HIM TO GO THE

SAME ROUTE, TAK TAKING THE

SAME THINGS, TRYING TO

MEDICATE THAT PAIN AWAY.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS JESUS

FOUND HIM.

AND JUST LIKE HE SAID TO

ZIKIAS, HE SAID TO MARCUS,

COME DOWN FROM THERE.

I WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH

YOU.

AND HE WILL DO THAT FOR

YOU.

IF YOU'RE JUST LOOKING FOR

HIM.

WHY WAS ZIKIAS IN THE TREE?

HE WANTED TO SEE JESUS.

HE WANTED TO KNOW HIM.

HE WANTED TO SEE, IS THIS

REAL?

IS THIS GUY FOR REAL?

IS HE REALLY THE MESSIAH?

AND IF THAT'S YOU, IF THAT'S

WHAT YOU WANT, HERE IS A

BIBLE VERSE FOR YOU.

"YOU'LL FIND ME WHEN YOU

SEEK ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART."

SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM,

IF YOU WANT TO MEET JESUS,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

AND IT CAN BE A SIMPLE

PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

THIS IS REAL, IF YOU REALLY

CAME, IF YOU REALLY ARE THE

MESSIAH, IF YOU CAN REALLY

BE MY SAVIOR, IF YOU CAN

REALLY BE MY FRIEND, WILL

YOU SHOW ME?

WILL YOU COME FOR ME?

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT, AND

PRAY THAT WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, HE'LL ANSWER.

AND WHEN HE COMES IN, HE

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

AND JUST LIKE MARCUS, YOU

CAN HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE.

THE RULES IN THE BIBLE

AREN'T THERE FOR US TO MISS

OUT ON GOOD THINGS.

THEY ARE THERE TO KEEP US

FROM BAD THINGS.

AND TO FIND HIM.

THE WHOLE REASON WE'RE

CREATED IS TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH LIM.

HIM.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS CALL

IT.

1-888-777-1999.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT

MORE, WHAT DOES CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE, WHAT IS ALL OF THIS

ABOUT?

IS IT REALLY THIS EASY?

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ASK FOR

IT?

I'VE GOT A PACKET FOR YOU

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

OF WHAT DO CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE?

WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH?

WHAT IS ALL OF THIS ABOUT?

AND IT IS ALSO A MANUAL OF

HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

AND WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?

YOU PRAYED THE PRAYER, AND

NOW WHAT?

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

AND IF YOU WANT, WE'VE GOT

OTHER THINGS FOR YOU.

IT'S ON THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

SECTION.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FREE

ONLINE BIBLE, OR A BIBLE

APP, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE

AVAILABLE ABSOLUTELY FREE.

WHERE YOU CAN GROW IN THE

KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT YOU'VE

DONE WHEN YOU'VE MADE THAT

PRAYER.

IT IS ALL FREE.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, UP NEXT, A YOUNG MAN

WHO LOVED TO PARTY, AND A

GRANDMOTHER WHO LOVED TO

PRAY.

HERE HOW FAITH OVERCAME

ADDICTION, WHEN WE RETURN.

Gordon: JASON BOWMAN

WAS GOING NOWHERE FAST.

FOR DAYS HE COULDN'T EAT AND

HE COULDN'T SLEEP BECAUSE

JASON SPENT ALL OF HIS TIME

DOING DRUGS OR DEALING

THEM.

UNTIL THE NIGHT HE SAT DOWN

IN A FRIEND'S CAR AND TURNED

ON THE STEREO.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

JASON BOWMAN WAS IN HIGH

SCHOOL, HE WAS A STAR

BASKETBALL PLAYER AND THE

LIFE OF THE PARTY.

HOWEVER, MOST OF HIS LIFE

OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL REVOLVED

AROUND DRUGS.

I WOULD SAY BY THE TIME I

GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS

DRINKING FOUR DAYS A WEEK,

HEAVILY.

I WAS SMOKING MARIJUANA

PROBABLY SIX DAYS A WEEK,

SEVEN IF WE COULD, AND THEN

PROBABLY HALLUCINATING ON

L.S.D. OR MUSHROOMS OR

SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, ONE OR

TWO DAYS A WEEK.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

INCREASING DRUG USE, JASON

GOT A FULL BASKETBALL

SCHOLARSHIP TO A JUNIOR

COLLEGE.

WHILE HE FOCUSED ON FITNESS

DURING THE SEASON, DRUGS

DEMANDED HIS ATTENTION WHEN

HE WASN'T ON THE COURT.

RIGHT AFTER THE

BASKETBALL SEASON GOT OVER,

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN BACK IN

THE GYM, BUT I SAT IN MY

APARTMENT, BORED, AND I KNEW

SOMEBODY WHO HAD DRUGS AND

SOMEBODY WHO HAD SOME MONEY,

AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY

OR DRUGS, AND I PUT THE TWO

TOGETHER.

AND I WOULD SAY AFTER TWO

TWO OR THREE MONTHS OF

SELLING DRUGS, I HAD GONE

FROM MAKING A COUPLE HUNDRED

DOLLARS IN A COUPLE OF HOURS

TO THOUSANDS.

I STARTED MAKING

METHAMPHETAMINES, AND I

THOUGHT, THIS IS GREAT.

I DON'T HAVE TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT.

I WAS USING A LOT OF METH

AND COCAINE AND SELLING

MARIJUANA AND L.S.D.

Reporter: WHEN JASON

RETURNED FOR THE SECOND YEAR

OF BASKETBALL TRAINING, HIS

BODY WAS TOO WEAK TO KEEP UP

WITH THE COMPETITIVE COLLEGE

PLAY.

I WAS JUST A WRECK.

I HADN'T SLEPT FOR SOME

REASON.

AND I THOUGHT I COULD STILL

PERFORM AT A SOBER LEVEL.

I FOUND OUT IN A DAY AND A

HALF THERE WAS NO WAY I

COULD.

I GAVE UP MY BASKETBALL

SCHOLARSHIP AND FLUNKED OUT

OF SCHOOL.

AND I WAS FOCUSED ON DRUGS

AND THE DRUG TRADE IN OUR

AREA.

I CAN LOOK BACK AT

SITUATIONS WHERE I ALMOST

DIED, PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE

DIED OR OVERDOSED.

I WOULD BE ON DRUGS FOR

SEVEN OR EIGHT DAYS, AND NOT

EAT OR SLEEP, BUT I WAS ABLE

TO JUSTIFY.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT YOU'RE

ABLE TO NORMALIZE.

Reporter: JASON

CONTINUED TO LIVE RECKLESSLY

UNTIL A SONG CAUGHT HIS

ATTENTION ONE NIGHT DURING A

DRUG BINGE.

WE WERE HEADED TO A PARTY

AT 2:00 OR 3:00 IN MORNING.

AND THE SONG SAYS, "JESUS

CHRIST LOOKS LIKE ME, JESUS

CHRIST."

AND MY FRIEND SAYS, THAT'S

COOL, AND HE HITS REPEAT.

AND WE LISTENED TO THAT SONG

FIVE TIMES, AND IT BOTHERED

ME.

AND I DIDN'T GET IT.

I WAS, LIKE, WHO IS JESUS?

WHO CARES?

WHY AREN'T THEY SINGING

ABOUT GANGUS KAHN.

AND I REALIZED, THE ONLY

THING I KNOW ABOUT HIM IS

THAT HE LIVED A LONG TIME

AGO.

REALLY, I HEARD THE NAME

JESUS, AND I HAD TO FIGURE

OUT WHO HE WAS.

Reporter: JASON KNEW

EXACTLY WHOM TO CALL.

HIS GRANDMOTHER, WHO WAS A

MISSIONARY TO AFRICA.

I REALLY BEGAN TO PRAY

FOR HIM.

I HAD MY PRAYER PARTNERS

FROM MY CHURCH.

WE DEDICATED TIME TO JUST

PRAY FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN.

LITERALLY, I REMEMBER

PICKING UP THE PHONE AND

SAYING, GRANDMA, JESUS

CHRIST LOOKS LIKE ME.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

AND SHE SAID, THAT'S GREAT.

YOU NEED TO COME HERE.

HE CAME UP, AND I TOLD

HIM THAT GOD LOVED HIM AND

THAT HE HAD A WONDERFUL PLAN

FOR HIS LIFE.

SHE HAD THE AUDACITY TO

TELL ME THERE WAS NOTHING I

COULD EVER DO TO GET RIGHT

WITH GOD.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, SHE

TURNS THE PAGE TO THE NEXT

AND SAYS, BUT GOD SENT HIS

SON, JESUS, AND HE BRIDGES

THAT GAP.

AND IF I INVITE GOD INTO MY

LIFE, I COULD BE GOOD WITH

GOD.

AND I SAID, WOULD YOU

LIKE TO RECEIVE CHRIST IN

YOUR LIFE TODAY?

WHEN I SAW THAT, AND IT

WAS THE FIRST TIME IN MY

LIFE, AND I WAS 20 YEARS

OLD, I THOUGHT, THAT WAS

EVERYTHING I WAS LOOKING

FOR.

I KNEW THAT WAS THE MISSING

ELEMENT IN MY LIFE.

I INVITED CHRIST INTO MY

LIFE THAT DAY, THAT

AFTERNOON WITH MY

GRANDMOTHER.

I REALLY COULDN'T EVEN CARRY

A CONVERSATION FOR 30

SECONDS BECAUSE MY BRAIN WAS

SO FRIED ON DRUGS.

I REMEMBER MY PRAYERS DURING

THOSE WEEKS AND DURING THOSE

DAYS, EVERY MORNING IT WAS

OKAY, GOD, LET TODAY BE MY

SOBER DAY.

TODAY I WANT TO BE SOBER.

Reporter: AS JASON WENT

THROUGH A YEAR AND A HALF

PROCESS OF DETOX, HE HELD

TIGHT TO THE WORDS OF HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

HE SAID, JASON, YOU CAN

PUT JESUS IN YOUR LIFE, BUT

THINGS WILL STILL FEEL OUT

OF PLACE.

BUT IF YOU PUT HIM AT THE

CENTER, IF YOU MAKE HIM THE

CENTER, EVERYTHING IN YOURçó

LIFE WILL BEGIN TO FALL INTO

PLACE.

Reporter: JASON

EVENTUALLY GOT SOBER AND

ATTENDED A BIBLE COLLEGE.

AND THAT'S WHERE HE MET HIS

WIFE, ASHLEY.

WHEN HE GRADUATED SCHOOL,

JASON VISITED AFRICA FOR A

MONTH WITH HIS IMR

GRANDMOTHER TO PREACH.

TODAY JASON IS A FULL-TIME

PASTOR.

MY LIFE DOESN'T STEM FROM

WHERE I USED TO BE.

IT STEMMED FROM THAT

RELATIONSHIP THAT MY

GRANDMOTHER EXPLAINED TO

ME.

IF I PUT JESUS AT THE CENTER

OF MY LIFE, I CAN HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CREATOR

AGAIN.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 12

YEARS, AND IT WORKS.

YOU PUT JESUS AT THE CENTER

OF YOUR LIFE, EVERYTHING

WILL BEGIN TO FALL IN LIFE.

IT IS ENCOURAGING, NEVER

TO GIVE UP.

BECAUSE GOD HEARS OUR

PRAYERS.

BE FAITHFUL.

BE FAITHFUL.

I AM LIVING PROOF THAT HE

IS THE WAY, HE IS THE TRUTH,

AND HE IS THE LIFE.

Gordon: AND HE IS THE

WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE

LIFE.

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD YOU

CAN HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

AND JUST -- IF YOU DO THE

THINGS THAT JASON DID,

YOU'LL GET THE SAME RESULT.

YOU PUT JESUS FIRST.

YOU PUT HIM AT THE CENTER OF

HIS LIFE.

EVERY DAY, LORD, LET THIS

DAY BE SOBER.

LET ME BE SOBER TODAY.

AND IT BROKE YEARS OF

ADDICTION, YEARS AGO OF

ADDICTION.

WAS IT OVERNIGHT?

NO.

AND JASON SAYS IT TOOK A

LONG TIME FOR MY MIND TO BE

RENEWED.

BUT IT CAN HAPPEN.

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF

THAT TUNNEL.

YOU CAN MAKE IT THROUGH IF

YOU PUT HIM FIRST.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO START DOING

THAT, GIVE US A CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

JESSICA IS HERE, AND WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR

FAMILIES.

I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL

STORY OF HOW FAITH CAN

OVERCOME ADDICTION.

AND IT CAN OVERCOME

ADDICTION IN YOUR FAMILY.

WAS JASON PRAYING?

NO.

BUT HE HAD A GRANDMOTHER

THAT WAS PRAYING.

THERE WAS A PRAYER GROUP WHO

WAS PRAYING.

AND SO WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

FAMILIES.

AND WE'VE GOT YOUR PRAYER

REQUESTS IN.

THIS IS CRYSTAL, AND SHE

WRITES, "CAN YOU PLEASE PRAY

FOR MY SON?

WE'RE PASTORS, AND WE

BROUGHT HIM UP TO HONOR THE

WORD OF GOD.

BUT HE SAYS HE MISSED OUT ON

THE FUN THAT THE WORLD HAS

TO OFFER.

HE LEFT HOME WHEN HE WAS

18.

WE RARELY SEE HIM NOW.

PLEASE PRAY THAT HE WOULD

HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART AND

RETURN TO GOD AND HIS

FAMILY."

MELISSA SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY

FOR MY PRODIGAL SON.

HE IS ONLY 18 YEARS OLD.

HE HAS BEEN USING DRUGS

SINCE HE WAS 11.

HE HAS RUN AWAY FROM HOME

MANY TIMES.

EVEN ENDED UP IN A

CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

HE IS OUT OF CONTROL AND I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS HEART TO

OPEN UP TO THE LORD."

BOTH OF THESE, THEY'VE GOT

THE RIGHT PRAYER, PLEASE

PRAY FOR A CHANGE OF HEART.

THEN THERE IS PAM, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY.

I'M PREGNANT WITH OUR FOURTH

CHILD.

AND AT THE SAME TIME, OUR

20-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER,

TAYLOR, WANTS TO MOVE BACK

HOME BECAUSE SHE IS BROKE.

WITH A GROWING FAMILY, THERE

IS NO ROOM FOR HER, AND SHE

HAS HAD TO MOVE IN WITH MY

SISTER.

AND TAYLOR FEELS COMPLETELY

REJECTED, AND SHE COMPLETELY

CUT US ALL OFF.

SHE STARTED DATING A MAN WE

DON'T APPROVE OF.

I'M SCARED WE HAVE LOST HER

FOREVER.

WE NEED GOD TO HEAL OUR

FAMILY."

WE'RE HERE.

YOU PRAY WITH US.

JESSICA IS GOING TO LEAD

US.

JOIN WITH US.

LET'S PRAY FOR FAMILIES.

WE'LL PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY.

IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF THEM

AROUND -- I REALLY BELIEVE

IN THIS, IF YOU LAY HANDS ON

THINGS -- THE BIBLE SAYS, IF

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, SO IF THERE IS AN

ILLNESS IN YOUR BODY THAT

YOU WANT HEALING, GO AHEAD

AND REACH OUT AND LAY HANDS

ON IT.

IF THERE IS A FAMILY MEMBER

AND YOU'RE PRAYING FOR THEM,

WITH JASON, HIS GRANDMOTHER

HAD A PICTURE OF HIM IN HER

BIBLE, AND SHE WOULD PRAY

OVER HIM.

IT CALLS THINGS TO MIND.

AND IT IS A WONDERFUL POINT

OF CONTACT.

DON'T MAKE ANYTHING SPOOKY

OUT OF IT, BUT IF WE AGREE

TOGETHER, TOUCHING ANYTHING,

IT SHALL BE DONE.

LET'S PRAY.

JOIN WITH US.

JESSICA IS GOING TO LEAD

US.

LET'S PRAY.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU SO MUCH, THAT WHEN

WE ARE FAITHLESS, GOD, YOU

REMAIN FAITHFUL.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

JUST LIKE THE STORY OF THE

PRODIGAL SON, WHERE THAT

FATHER WAITS BY THE WINDOW,

EAGERLY WAITING TO SEE HIS

SON COMING.

AND WHEN HIS SON COMES, HE

RUNS.

IN THE MOST UNDIGNIFIED WAY,

BUT IT IS THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER THAT PROVOKES HIM TO

RUN DOWN THE STREET AND TO

EMBRACE HIS SON.

AND TO PUT A ROBE ON HIS

SHOULDERS, A RING ON HIS

FINGER, AND TO JUST CLOTHE

HIM WITH DIGNITY AND HONOR

AND LOVE.

AND, FATHER, WE THANK YOU

THAT YOU ARE THAT SAME

FATHER.

THAT YOU ARE A GOOD FATHER.

AND I JUST WANT TO PRAY FOR

EVERYONE WHO IS WATCHING

RIGHT NOW, IF YOU ARE

RUNNING FROM THE LORD, I

WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT HE

LOVES YOU.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU

CAN DO THAT WILL MAKE HIM

LOVE YOU LESS.

THERTHAT IF YOU TURN TO

HIM, HE WILL BE LIKE THAT

FATHER AND THE STORY OF THE

PRODIGAL SON, AND HE WILL

RUN DOWN THE STREET FOR YOU

AND HE WILL EMBRACE YOU AND

RECEIVE YOU BACK INMENT FOR

IN.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO FEEL

REJECTED BY YOUR PARENTS AND

HURT AND WOUNDED, KNOW THAT

HE WILL NEVER REJECT YOU.

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU.

THAT HE IS A FAITHFUL

FATHER.

HE IS NOT AN ABUSIVE

FATHER.

THAT HE CAN HEAL EVEN THE

DEEPEST WOUNDS.

AND, LORD, WE LIFT UP THE

FAMILIES AND THE PARENTS AND

THE GRANDPARENTS WHO ARE

STANDING IN THE GRAP FOR

THEIGAP FOR THEIR LOVED

ONES WHO ARE RUNNING AWAY.

AND, FATHER, WE THANK YOU

THAT YOU ARE A GOD OF

RECONCILIATION.

WE ASK THAT YOUR KINGDOM

COME IN THESE

RELATIONSHIPS.

WE ASK THAT LOVE JUST KNIT

THESE FAMILIES BACK

TOGETHER.

FALTER, WE ASFATHER, WE ASK

THIS ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU NEED

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG GIRL

BULLIES HER FRIENDS AND EVEN

HER MOTHER.

FIND OUT HOW SHE HAD A

CHANGE OF HEART, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: WE HEAR A LOT

ABOUT BULLYING HERE IN

AMERICAN SCHOOLS.

IT IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT IN

OTHER COUNTRIES.

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU A

SUCCESS STORY, THOUGH, FROM

CAM BODE.

CAMBODIA.

HERE IS HOW ONE NEIGHBORHOOD

BULLY BECAME A MODEL CHILD,

JUST BY WATCHING TV.

Reporter: ALL OF THE

KIDS LOVED TO PLAY A GAME

CALLED "JACK STONES," THAT'S

UNTIL 11-YEAR-OLD CHAY LOSES

HER TEMPER.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, EVERYONE

SUFFERS.

I DIDN'T REALLY LIKE THE

OTHER KIDS.

THEY ALWAYS MADE ME MAD, SO

I FOUGHT WITH THEM.

Reporter: CHAY'S MOTHER

ALSO STRUGGLED WITH THE

LITTLE GIRL AT HOME.

SHE WAS A DIFFICULT

CHILD.

IF I ASKED HER TO HELP ME,

SHE WOULD DO THE EXACT

OPPOSITE.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

CHAY'S MOTHER ENCOURAGED HER

DAUGHTER TO WATCH A PROGRAM

ON TELEVISION, CBN'S SUPER

KIDS' CLUB.

CBN BEGAN TO TEACH ME IT

IS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO MY

PARENTS AND BE KIND TO MY

FRIENDS.

Reporter: AFTER

WATCHING ONLY A FEW TIMES,

CHAY PRAYED WITH THE HOSTS

AND ASKED JESUS TO COME AND

LIVE IN HER HEART.

WHEN I PRAYED, I FELT

DIFFERENT.

I THEN STARTED PRAYING FOR

MY FAMILY EVERY DAY.

Reporter: CHAY WENT TO

CHURCH IN HER VILLAGE AND

SOON HER FAMILY STARTED

COMING WITH HER.

I'M SO HAPPY ABOUT THE

CHANGES I'VE SEEN IN MY

DAUGHTER.

SHE IS GENTLE NOW AND KIND.

AND I DON'T NEED TO ASK HER

TO HELP AROUND THE HOUSE.

SHE JUST DOES IT ON HER

OWN.

I HAVE MANY GOOD FRIENDS

NOW, AND WE HAVE LOTS OF

FUN.

I DON'T GET ANGRY WITH THEM

ANYMORE BECAUSE I HAVE JESUS

IN MY HEART.

Reporter: NOW EVERY

WEEKEND CHAY AND HER NEW

FRIENDS ENJOY WATCHING CBN'S

SUPER KIDS' CLUB TOGETHER.

GOD CHANGED ME AMERICAN

STOCAND I WANT ALL OF MY

KIDS TO KNOW JESUS, TOO.

THANKS, CBN, FOR SUPER KIDS'

CLUB.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF ESTABLISHING

A CENTER IN CAMBODIA, ALL

DONE BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

WERE FAITHFUL ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF SENDING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY ARE SIGNED UP

TO GET THREE COPIES OF THE

LATEST "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE,

SO YOU CAN BE A PART OF

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

WHETHER IT IS YOUR FAMILY,

FRIENDS, YOUR CHURCH, YOU

CAN BE A PART OF IT BY

HAVING THREE COPIES, ONE FOR

YOU TO KEEP, AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY SO THAT OTHER CHILDREN

CAN ENJOY THESE WONDERFUL

STORIES.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, JUST

CALL US.

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THE LATEST EPISODE WE HAVE

IS ON JOHN THE BAPTIST.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

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TWO, ALL AVAILABLE, THERE ON

LINE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON PAST EPISODES.

IF YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE A

GIFT, IF YOU'RE NOT

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE

CLUB, AND YOU JUST WANT TO

GIVE TO "SUPERBOOK," JUST

CALL US OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS 36: "YOUR

UNFAILING LOVE, OH, LORD, IS

AS VAST AS THE HEAVENS.

YOUR FAITHFULNESS REACHES

BEYOND THE CLOUDS."

REMEMBER THAT, WHEN WE'RE

FAITHLESS, HE REMAINS

FAITHFUL.

HE CANNOT DENY HIMSELF.

FOR JESSICA, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US, GOD BLESS YOU AND

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

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