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700 Club Interactive: Rock and Roll All Night - March 13, 2014

Join us as Terry Meeuwsen and guest host Scott Ross tackle the real world of rock 'n roll. Read Transcript


Terry: COMING UP, THE

LEAD SINGER FROM HURRICANE.

THE LEAD SINGER IN ONE OF

THE MOST POPULAR BANDS IN

FLORIDA, EVERYBODY WANTS TO

FEED YOU COCAINE.

Terry: AND THE PRICE HE

PAID FOR A SHOT AT THE TOP.

FOR CRYSTAL METH AND ROCK

AND ROLL, I LEFT MY FAMILY

AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.

Terry: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: 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.

Terry: WELL, GOOD

MORNING, AND WELCOME TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

JOINING US AGAIN TODAY OUR

FRIEND SCOTT ROSS.

OVER THE COURSE OF SCOTT'S

CAREER, HE HAS INTERVIEWED

NEWSMAKERS AND CELEBRITIES,

BUT THERE IS ONE TYPE OF

STAR THAT HAS A SPECIAL

PLACE IN HIS HEART, THOSE

WHO LIKE ROCK AND ROLL.

YOU'RE A ROCK AND ROLLER.

I EVEN MARRIED ONE, A

RONETTE.

WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE?

ROCK ANROCK AND ROLL HALL

OF FAME.

I'M SERIOUS ABOUT THIS ROCK

AND ROLL STUFF.

IT IS HERE TO STAY AND IT

WILL NEVER DIE -- WELL, I

DON'T KNOW BACK.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU

ABOUT BOB CALHOUN, WHO WAS

ON THE FAST-TRACK TO ROCK

AND ROLL, AND THERE WAS ONLY

ONE THING STANDING IN HIS

WAY, HIS FAMILY.

BUT HE LEFT HIS WIFE AND SON

AND HE NEVER LOOKED BACK.

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WE WERE ON OUR WAY.

WE STARTED OPENING UP FOR

BANDS LIKE FOG HAT, PAT

TRAVERS, THE OUTLAWS, RED

RIDER.

WE WERE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH

CBS RECORDS TO SIGN A RECORD

DEAL.

BOB'S QUICK RISE TO FAME

STARTED IN SMALL-TOWN,

IOWA.

IOWA.

AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE IN THE

MUSICAL "HAIR," HE WAS

APPROACHED BY A MEMBER OF

THE GROUP HURRICANE, A ROCK

BAND IN FLORIDA.

THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY I

WENT TO A BAR AND THEY

INVITED ME ON STAGE, AND THE

REST IS HISTORY.

Reporter: BOB'S VOCAL

TALENT WAS JUST WHAT THEY

NEEDED, AND THEIR FAME

STARTED TO GROW.

THERE WAS A LINE OUTSIDE

ALL NIGHT LONG TO GET IN.

THE DECK OUT ON THE OCEAN

WAS PACKED.

IT IS THE '80s.

I WAS A LEAD SINGER IN ONE

OF THE MOST POPULAR BANDS IN

FLORIDA, AND EVERYBODY WANTS

TO FEED YOU COCAINE AND

MARIJUANA.

AND IT JUST TOOK CONTROL OF

MY LIFE.

MARIJUANA WAS MY DRUG OF

CHOICE.

I BECAME ADDICTED TO

COCAINE.

NOT ONLY IN THE HIGH OF IT,

BUT MY MINDSET WAS IF THIS

IS A DRUG THAT I'M GOING TO

DO, IT IS HIGHLY EXPENSIVE.

HOW CAN I DO THIS AND NOT

PAY FOR IT?

AH, I CAN SELL IT BECAUSE I

DO KNOW SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE

BUYING IT.

SO I STARTED SELLING

COCAINE, SMALL AMOUNTS, TO

GET WHAT I WAS DOING FOR

FREE.

Reporter: THE BAND WAS

OFFERED A RECORD CONTRACT

AND BEGAN TIGER WITH SOME

TOURING WITH SOME OF THE TOP

ACTS OF THE DAY, BUT JUST AS

THEY WERE STARTING TO BREAK

OUT, THE BAND IMPLODED.

WE HAD A HUGE SETUP, AND

FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE

CONCERT, A DRUMMER AND

GUITAR PLAYER LEFT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

SO THE FIRST THING I CAME

BACK TO, HOW DO I KNOW HOW

TO MAKE MONEY, I STARTED

SELLING COCAINE HERE AND

THERE.

Reporter: BOB MET LISA

IN 1986 AND THEY MARRIED TWO

MONTHS LATER.

THEIR SON, TIMOTHY, WAS BORN

THREE MONTHS PREMATURE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

LIFE, BOB BEGAN TO PRAYER.

I WAS TRYING TO COP A

DEAL.

I'LL GIVE UP ROCK AND ROLL.

I'LL GIVE UP DRUGS.

JUST LET MY SON LIVE.

Reporter: TIMOTHY

LIVED, BUT BOB FORGOT HIS

FOX-HOLE PRAYER.

AT THAT TIME IN MY LIFE,

NOT KNOWING WHO GOD TRULY

IS, I THOUGHT I COULD JUST

PULL A DEAL WITH HIM AND

BACK OUT.

Reporter: AS HIS

ADDICTIONS GOT WORSE, BOB

STARTED STEALING CARS AND

MOTORCYCLES.

IT WAS LIKE AN ADRENALIN

RUSH.

Reporter: BOB JOINED A

NEW GROUP CALLED "TRILOGY,"

AND HE GOT A SHOCKING OFFER

FROM THE PROMOTOR.

HE SAID, THE DAY I HEARD

YOU, I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE

GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL

SINGER OF ALL TIME, BUT I

DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO

MAKE IT.

I THINK YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY

IS HOLDING YOU BACK.

YOU CAN COME LIVE WITH ME

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY

ANY RENT, JUST SING.

SO FOR CRYSTAL METH AND ROCK

AND ROLL, I LEFT MY FAMILY

AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK.

I HAD EVERYTHING IN MY

CONSOLE IN MY CAR, STIR IN

WATER, SHOOT IT BEFORE THE

LIGHT TURNED GREEN.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT BOB

AND A FRIEND WERE STOPPED IN

A STOLEN CAR, AND BOB WAS

DETAINED ON AN IMMIGRATION

CHARGE.

I WAS BORN IN GERMANY OF

AMERICAN PARENTS ON AN

AMERICAN MILITARY BASE, BUT

FOR SOME REASON THERE WAS AN

IMMIGRATION HOLD ON ME.

Reporter: THE

IMMIGRATION HOLD WAS JUST A

PLOY TO HOLD BOB.

THEY HAD AN UNDERCOVER

SURVEILLANCE ON HIM THE LAST

COUPLE OF YEARS.

THEY SAID, FOLLOWING YOU,

YOU LED US TO HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE IN THE DARK WORLD.

Reporter: HE WAS

SENTENCED TO SEVEN AND A

HALF YEARS IN PRISON FOR

ROBBERY, THEFT, AND A

PROBATION VIOLATION.

I WAS SITTING IN COUNTY

JAIL BEING SICK AND TIRED OF

BEING SICK AND TIRED.

I REMEMBER CALLING MY MOM

AND SAYING, I'M READY TO

FIGURE THIS OUT.

SEND ME A BIBLE.

Reporter: SO HIS MOTHER

SENT HIM A BIBLE.

AND HE STUMBLED ON A SMALL

PAMPHLET.

IT WAS "MORE THAN A

CARPENTER," BY JOSHUA GALL,

AND REMEMBER READING IT.

AND I THINK AT THAT TIME,

THE HOLY SPIRIT AWAKENED

ME.

I THOUGHT, HOW COULD THIS

INTELLIGENT MAN, WHO DIDN'T

BELIEVE, TAKE THESE MEN AND

TRAVEL THE WORLD TO PROVE

THAT THE BIBLE WASN'T TRUE,

AND IN DOING SO, BECOME

BELIEVERS.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

AND THAT LITTLE, SIMPLE BOOK

GAVE ME ENOUGH INCENTIVE TO

THINK, I NEED TO RE-THINK

THIS.

Reporter: BOB DECIDED

TO GO TO A CHAPEL SERVICE AT

THE JAIL.

THERE WAS A MAN BEHIND

THE PULPIT PREACHING THE

WORD OF GOD LIKE HE WAS

BILLY GRAHAM.

AND ALTHOUGH THERE WERE 50,

60 GUYS, AS FAR AS I'M

CONCERNED, THE ROOM WAS

COMPLETELY EMPTY.

HE WAS TALKING TO ME,

FORGIVENESS, HELP, BORN

AGAIN.

HIS NAME IS KEITH WHITE,

DOING LIFE FOR MURDER, FROM

IOWA.

THIS MAN FROM IOWA WAS GOING

TO LEAD THIS MAN FROM IOWA.

HE INTRODUCED ME TO JESUS

CHRIST FROM A STORY IN A

BOOK.

NOT A SONG.

BUT IS JESUS CHRIST READY TO

TAKE ME FOR WHO I AM AND

WHAT I AM AND CHANGE ME FROM

THE INSIDE OUT.

AND I GOT OUT OF PRISON

DECEMBER 31st, 2001, ON

FIRE FOR GOD.

Reporter: BOB NEVER

TOUCHED DRUGS AGAIN.

TODAY HE IS A SINGLE FATHER,

RAISING HIS DAUGHTER,

EDITH.

HE AND HIS DAUGHTER LIVE IN

IOWA.

BEING SOLD OUT FOR GOD IS

AMAZING.

IF YOU'RE SITTING THERE AS A

SKEPTIC SAYING, I'VE TRIED

THIS AND I'VE TRIED THAT, I

WENT TO CHURCH AND NOTHING

HAS CHANGED, YOU HAVEN'T

TRULY SOLD YOURSELF OUT.

HIS IS NOT OUR DESTINATION.

WE ARE PROMISED PAR DAYS AND

ETERNAL ONENESS WITH GOD.

THE STORY IS THE GOD OF THE

UNIVERSE, THE CREATOR OF

ALL, CAN TAKE YOU AS YOU

ARE, WHATEVER YOU'VE DONE,

NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK

YOU'VE DONE AND YOU'RE NOT

WORTHY, CAN TAKE YOU AND

GIVE YOU HOPE, LIFE, AND A

FUTURE, AND SHOW YOU THERE

IS A BETTER WAY.

I WAS RECENTLY READING A

PIECE ON MANY OF THE YOUNG

PEOPLE TODAY WHO ARE INTO

FAME AND FORTUNE.

THEY ARE PREOCCUPIED WITH

THIS.

AND I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO

MY WHOLE WORLD STORY, BUT

YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN ROCK

AND ROLL, AS TERRY MENTIONED

A MOMENT AGO, I HUNG OUT

WITH PEOPLE LIKE THE

BEEBLES.

BEETLES, AND MY WIFE TOURED

WITH THEM, AND BRIAN JONES,

JIMI HENDRIX, A NUMBER OF

THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEAD, AND

THAT'S BECAUSE OF AN OLD

DRUG THING.

I ADMIT I GOT INVOLVED IN

DRUGS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME,

AND I'M SITTING HERE NOW BY

THE GRACE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

THAT'S NOT JUST WORDS.

WE TALKED IN THE PREVIOUS

SHOW ABOUT ANGELS, AND GOD

CAME AND SAVED MY LIFE FROM

THAT STUFF.

IT IS A LIE.

IN MANY STATES IN THE UNITED

STATES THEY'RE LEGALIZING

MARIJUANA.

AND PEOPLE ARE SMOKING DOPE

AND SAYING IT IS FINE, IT

WON'T DO YOU ANY HARM.

WELL, IT IS A PATHWAY TO

DEATH.

IT REALLY, REALLY IS.

AND I SMOKED DOPE FOR QUITE

A WHILE, AND IT ALMOST

KILLED ME BECAUSE IT LED TO

THE NEXT THING, WHICH WAS

L.S.D., AND OTHER DRUGS.

ON AND I CALLED ON GOD IN A

MOMENT OF DESPERATION.

I WAS RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN

HOME, AND MY FATHER WAS A

PASTOR.

AND HERE I WAS SMOKING DOPE

AND TRYING TO BE A STAR.

IT IS A LIE.

IT IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT

TO A PERSON AND IT ENDS UP

IN DEATH.

JESUS SAID, I'VE COME TO

BRING YOU LIFE.

IT IS YOUR CHOICE.

HE IS NOT GOING TO IMPOSE

ANYTHING.

THERE IS NO WEIRD SCRIPTURE

WHERE JESUS CAME ALONG AND

SAID, YOU MUST FOLLOW ME.

HE SAID, CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO

YOU'RE GOING TO SERVE.

FOLKS, IF YOU'RE INTO DOPE

OR ALCOHOL, AND YOU DON'T

EVEN HAVE TO HAVE THESE

ADDICTIONS -- IT'S JUST LIFE

ITSELF.

JESUS SAID, I'VE COME TO

BRING YOU LIFE MORE

ABUNDANTLY, AND HE CONTROLS

THE BREATH IN OUR NOSTRILS.

SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT

LIFE IS REALLY ABOUT, ASK

HIM.

JUST ASK HIM WHERE YOU ARE

RIGHT NOW.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO INTO A

LONG LITANY OF RELIGIOUS

PRAYERS.

JUST SAY, JESUS CHRIST, COME

INTO MY LIFE.

REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME.

ASK AND HE WILL COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN CALL.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THERE,

1-888-777-1999.

OR Facebook, OR ANY OTHER

SOURCE OF COMMUNICATION,

WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU.

AND THE LORD IS AS NEAR AS

THE WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH.

AND HE WILL SET YOU FREE

FROM ANYTHING THAT HAS

TRAPPED YOU.

HE HAS COME TO SET YOU

FREE.

THERE IS A LITTLE PHRASE WE

USED TO USE: FREEDOM IS ONLY

IN THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH

WILL SET YOU FREE.

TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHY.

IT'S A PERSON.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

Terry: UP NEXT, A RADIO

HOST WHO WAS TOO HOT FOR THE

AIRWAVES.

FIND OUT WHEN THE MUSIC

DIED.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: ROB ECNO WAS A

RADIO STAR.

WHENEVER HE GOT BEHIND A

MIKE, HIS VOICE COULD BE

HEARD FOR MILES.

EVEN THOUGH ROB'S VOICE

LAUNCHED HIS CAREER, IT WAS

ANOTHER VOICE THAT SAVED HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: ROB ECNO WAS

BORN WITH A GIFT OF GAB.

MOST OF HIS LIFE HE HAD MADE

HIS LIVING FROM TALKING.

WHETHER AS A D.J., AN ACTOR,

OR A SHOPPING ANALYST.

HE FELL IN LOVE WITH RADIO

IN HIGH SCHOOL, WHEN ONE OF

HIS TEACHERS HELPED THE

STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR

THEIR OWN RADIO STATION.

HE WAS MY INSPIRATION.

WE STARTED A RADIO STATION,

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAD

GREAT CAREERS BECAUSE OF

THAT.

Reporter: ROB STUDIED

COMMUNICATIONS AT A LOCAL

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND WAS

EVEN ELECTED CLASS

PRESIDENT, BUT HE ALSO LOVED

THE PARTYING SCENE.

I LOVED THE PARTYING

SCENE.

WE WOULD WATCH MONDAY NIGHT

FOOTBALL, WE WOULD PLAY

POKER.

IT WASN'T THE BEST EXAMPLE

TO BE THE CLASS PRESIDENT OF

YOUR COLLEGE, AND YOU'RE THE

LEADER OF THE PARTY CREW.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

LIFESTYLE, ROB MANAGED TO

GRADUATE AND ENROLLED IN A

FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM.

HE WAS OFFERED A JOB AS A

D.J. IN A TOP RADIO STATION

IN MASSACHUSETTS.

AT NIGHT, HE SPUN PLATTERS

AS A MEXICAN RESTAURANT, AND

THAT'S WHERE HE TRIED

COCAINE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THER THERE I WAS PLAYING

MUSIC FOR NAKED LADIES, AND

I'M GETTING DRUNK AND

STONED.

IT WAS QUITE A MESS.

Reporter: BUT HIS

LIFESTYLE AND COCKY ATTITUDE

EVENTUALLY CAUGHT UP WITH

HIM.

HE WAS FIRED FROM HIS RADIO

JOB WHEN HE MADE AN

OFFENSIVE REMARK.

AND HE ALSO STOPPED

ATTENDING CLASSES AND

FLUNKED OUT OF SCHOOL.

I ENDED UP PARTYING UNTIL

ALL HOURS OF THE HOUR.

Reporter: HE LANDED A

JOB AS A MEDIA REP FOR

SPORTS TEAMS, BUT HIS DRUG

USE CONSUMED HIS LIFE.

ONE YEAR ROB SOLD HIS HOUSE

AND MADE A $35,000 PROFIT,

BUT SPENT IT ALL ON

COCAINE.

HE SOLD EVERYTHING AND MOVED

TO FLORIDA, WHERE HE WAS

HOMELESS.

ANY TIME I GATHERED A

LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, IT WAS

TO GET DRUGS OR BOOZE.

I USED TO WALK THREE MILES

IN THE HEAT EVERY SUNDAY,

AND I'D GO TO CHURCH,

STINKING IN THE PEWS.

I KNOW IN THE MEN'S ROOM I

SNORTED LINES OF COCAINE AT

CHURCH.

AND I WOULD BE SITTING

THERE, AND THE PASTOR WOULD

SAY THINGS, AND I WOULD SAY

HOW DOES HE KNOW ME?

SO GOD WAS TRYING TO GET ME

A MESSAGE THROUGH ALL OF MY

IINSANITY.

ONE DAY I SAID, WHAT IS

THE POINT OF ME TAKING UP

SPACE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A

LIFE.

I HAVE NO LIFE.

LET ME JUST END IT ALL.

I WAS WALKING OVER TO WHERE

ALL OF THE BIG CRUISE SHIPS

WERE IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

I KNEW I COULDN'T SWIM, AND

I THOUGHT, MY LUCK I'LL END

UP BEING ABLE TO SWIM, BUT I

THOUGHT, ONE OF THE CRUISE

SHIPS WILL HIT ME.

BUT GOD HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN

FOR ME.

Reporter: AT THAT

MOMENT, ROB HEARD A VOICE

TELLING HIM TO GO TO

CALIFORNIA.

BUT FIRST HE WENT TO VISIT

FRIENDS UP NORTH, WHERE HE

HAD ANOTHER LIFE-CHANGING

EXPERIENCE, A D.U.I.

NOVEMBER 28, 1992, I

ENDED UP HAVING A FIGHT WITH

MY GIRLFRIEND.

I WENT OUT AND GOT DRUNK.

200 YARDS FROM THE POLICE

STATION AT 2:00 IN THE

MORNING, I GET PULLED OVER.

WHEN SHE CAME TO PICK ME UP

A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER, I

JUST LOOKED AT HER AND SIGH

I SAID, MAN, I'M DONE.

I CANNOT DO THIS ANYMORE.

Reporter: ROB ENTERED A

12-STEP PROGRAM AND GOT

SOBER.

HE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND

CONTACTED A WOMAN THERE

ABOUT RENT.

SHE SAID, YOU CAN'T LIVE

WITH ME BECAUSE YOU'RE A GUY

AND I'M A CHRISTIAN GAL, BUT

COME TO THIS CHURCH.

AND SHE SAID THERE IS A

FRIDAY SINGLES MEETING, AND

COME MEET ME AND WE CAN CHAT

AND MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU GET

A PLACE TO LIVE.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH ROB

WAS SOBER FOR A YEAR, HE

KNEW HE NEEDED TO TAKE THE

FINAL STEP AND GIVE HIS LIFE

TO CHRIST.

I SAID, IT IS TIME FOR ME

TO FULLY GIVE MY LIFE TO

CHRIST.

I WANT TO REBUILD MY LIFE.

GOD KNOWS THIS.

LET ME GIVE MY LIFE TO HIM

AND LET HIM GUIDE ME.

Reporter: SINCE THEN,

ROB HAS WORKED AS A HOST FOR

SEVERAL SHOPPING CHANNELS,

AND HE WORKS WITH JOHN

LEVETT AND PHIL HARTMAN.

TODAY HE IS MARRIED TO TAMMY

AND HOSTS A TALK SHOW CALLED

"IN YOUR FACE."

THE PURPOSE OF THE SHOW IS

TO INSPIRE AND CHALLENGE

EACH OF US TO BECOME THE

BEST WE CAN BE FOR

OURSELVES, OUR COUNTRY, AND

MOST IMPORTANTLY, GOD.

Reporter: AND HE IS

ACTIVE IN HELPING THE

HOMELESS IN SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO CARE

FOR ONE ANOTHER.

MY MODEL THIS YEAR IS

EXACTLY THAT: WHAT CAN I DO

FOR YOU?

BECAUSE IF I'M DOING

SOMETHING FOR YOU, THAT

MEANS I'M DOING WORK FOR

GOD.

AND IF I'M DOING WORK FOR

GOD, IT MEANS MY LIFE IS

GOING TO BE OKAY.

Terry: WHAT A ROCKY

ROAD WE TRAVEL ON OUR WAY TO

TRUTH.

AS I LISTEN TO ROB'S STORY,

I THINK OF THAT OLD ADAGE

"WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE

WEAVE."

AND YET THROUGH IT ALL, GOD

IS WITH US, PURSUING US.

HE WANTS US.

WHY, I DON'T UNDERSTAND

BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE MESSES

WE GET OURSELVES INTO MAKE

US SO UNLOVELY, MAKE US JUST

SO REBELLIOUS, SO DISTANT,

SO UNWILLING TO RECEIVE THE

LOVE OF A GOD WHO HAS GIVEN

ALL SO THAT WE COULD KNOW

HIM AND HE COULD HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH US.

IT IS ASTONISHING, ISN'T

IT?

SO ASTONISHING, I THINK IT

IS SOMETIMES HARD FOR US TO

COME TO BECAUSE WE,

OURSELVES, RECOGNIZE WE ARE

UNLOVABLE.

AND THEN IN THE MIDST OF ALL

THESE CRAZY CHOICES THAT WE

MAKE, WE ACTUALLY TRADE OUR

INHERITANCE FOR A MESS OF

POTAGE.

WE GIVE IT ALL UP FOR

SOMETHING THAT SMELLS BAD,

LOOKS BAD, IS BAD FOR US,

TAKES US EVEN DEEPER INTO

PLACE OF SIN THAT WE NEVER

INTENDED TO GO TO.

AND THEN ONE DAY WE WAKE UP

AND SAY, WHAT AM I DOING

HERE?

IN THIS SITUATION GOD SENT

SOMEONE, ON NUMEROUS

OCCASIONS, TO ROB TO SAY,

THERE IS A BETTER WAY THAN

THIS.

THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO

KNOW TODAY.

HE WANTS US TO SORT OF COME

INTO THE REALITY OF OUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD

IN PHASES.

HERE IS ROB GOING TO CHURCH

AND STILL DOING DRUGS IN THE

BATHROOM IN CHURCH.

BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING

IN US THAT KNOWS THERE HAS

TO BE MORE.

THERE IS SOMETHING IN US

THAT WANTS TO BE FREE, THAT

WANTS TO KNOW TRUTH, THAT

WANTS TO BE LOVED.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE THE

MOST ABOUT GOD -- HE HAS SO

MANY AMAZING ATTRIBUTES --

IS HE TAKES OUR JUNK AFTER

WE GIVE IT TO HIM.

AND HE TURNS IT AROUND AND

HELPS US TO BRING TRUTH TO

SOMEONE ELSE.

HERE IS ROB TODAY WORKING TO

HELP OTHER PEOPLE.

THAT WASN'T EVEN ON HIS

AGENDA BEFORE.

GOD SETS US FREE.

FREE FROM OURSELVES.

FREE FROM THE JUNK WE'VE

ALLOWED INTO THE

SPORTSCENTESPACE OF OUR

LIVES.

FREE FROM THE THINGS THAT

HAVE COME TO PUT US IN

BONDAGE, AND FREE FROM THE

THINGS THAT HOLD US.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT TODAY,

TOO.

HOW DO YOU GET THAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU CAN'T

EARN IT.

THERE IS NOTHING SPECIAL YOU

CAN DO THAT IS GOING TO MAKE

GOD SAY, AH-HAH, I'M GOING

TO SET THAT ONE FREE TODAY.

YOU KNOW HOW IT HAPPENS?

YOU GRAB HOLD OF HIM AND YOU

SAY YES.

RIGHT NOW JUST DO THAT.

JUST GET ON YOUR KNEES

BEFORE THE LIVING GOD AND

SAY, I AM A SINNER IN NEED

OF A SAVIOR.

AND, GOD, THANK YOU FOR

WAITING FOR ME.

I AM SO SORRY THAT I'VE PUT

YOU THROUGH THIS, THAT I'VE

DONE THIS TO MY OWN LIFE.

THAT I'VE MISSED EVERYTHING

THAT YOU WANTED TO BE AND DO

IN MY LIFE.

AND YET I RECEIVE THE OFFER

YOU GIVE ME TO HAVE A NEW

BEGINNING.

SAY YES TODAY.

IT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU.

WHO SO FAR WILL, MAY COME.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE ABOUT A SPECIFIC

NEED IN YOUR LIFE, OR IF YOU

WOULD JUST LIKE TO CONFIRM

WITH SOMEONE THAT, YES,

TODAY I HAVE HEARD TRUTH AND

I HAVE SURRENDERED MY LIFE

TO THE LORD.

CALL THAT NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN RIGHT NOW.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

THE PERSON ON THE OTHER END

OF THE LINE IS SOMEBODY WHO

HAS ALREADY PRAYED THAT

PRAYER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT,

AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO PRAY

WITH YOU AND FOR YOU TODAY.

SO PLEASE CALL NOW.

NO CONDEMNATION.

NO JUDGMENT.

JUST A FRIEND WHO WANTS TO

LEAD YOU TO THE FOOT OF THE

CROSS, WHERE THEY FOUND

FREEDOM.

SO CALL NOW.

SCOTT?

Scott: WE'RE SITTING

HERE WATCHING THESE

STORIES.

THEY ARE REAL.

THIS IS REALITY, FOLKS.

HERE IS OTHER ONE: COMING

UP, A BABY BORN DEAF HEARS

HIS FIRST SOUNDS.

FIND OUT HOW, NEXT.

Terry: ONE OF THE

GREATEST JOYS FOR PARENTS IS

HEARING THEIR CHILDREN LEARN

TO SPEAK.

FOR ONE CHINESE COUPLE, THE

SOUND OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S

VOICE WAS ESPECIALLY SWEET

BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THEY

NEVER THOUGHT THEY'D HEAR.

WHEN MRS. SHUN HEARD SHE WAS

GOING TO HAVE TWINS SHE

CRIED BECAUSE THE DOCTOR

TOLD HER AND HER HUSBAND

THAT ONE TWIN HAD WATER ON

HER BRAIN AND SUGGESTED SHE

HAVE AN ABORTION.

MY HEART SUNK WHEN I

HEARD ONE OF MY BABIES MIGHT

BE HANDICAPPED.

MY WHOLE WORLD JUST STARTED

SPINNING.

AND IT FELT LIKE I WAS GOING

TO FALL OFF A CLIFF.

HOW COULD I NOT EVEN GIVE

THEM A CHANCE TO SEE THIS

WORLD.

Terry: SO AFTER THE

BABIES WERE BORN, THE POOR

COUPLE WORKED EXTRA LONG

HOURS TO GET ONE OF THE

TWINS THE MEDICAL ATTENTION

SHE NEEDED.

AND AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE

WATER ON HER BRAIN

DISAPPEARED.

BUT SHINRON HAD YET ANOTHER

CHALLENGE.

I NOTICED IF THERE WAS A

DOG BARKING, MY SHINRON HAD

NO RESPONSE.

SHE COULDN'T EVEN HEAR IT

WHEN I RANG A BELL BY HER

EAR.

SHE WAS DEAF.

Terry: THE SHUNS USED

THE REST OF THEIR SAVINGS TO

BUY HER A HEARING AID AND

SENT HER TO SPEECH THERAPY.

BUT JUST AS SHE WAS STARTING

TO MAKE NOTICEABLE PROGRESS,

HER HEARING AID BROKE AND

THERE WAS NO WAY THEY COULD

AFFORD ANOTHER ONE.

I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT

HER FUTURE.

HE COULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL

ANYMORE.

HOW WOULD SHE FIND A JOB?

Reporter: WHEN CBN

HEARD ABOUT SHINRON, WE

BOUGHT HER THE BEST DIGITAL

HEARING AID AVAILABLE.

WHEN SHE PUT ON HER NEW

HEARING AID, SHE SAID, I

LOVE YOU, MAMA AND PAPA.

I JUST HELD HER AND CRIED.

NOW SHE WILL HAVE A

WONDERFUL FUTURE.

IT'S MORE THAN WE EVER COULD

HAVE DREAMED OF.

Terry: TODAY SHINRON IS

HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND DOING

JUST AS WELL AS HER TWIN.

I USED TO THINK THERE WAS

NO ONE WHO CARED IN THE

WORLD.

BUT I WAS WRONG.

YOU CARE.

YOU CARED ABOUT MY LITTLE

INSIGNIFICANT FAMILY AND

REACHED OUT YOUR HELPING

HAND TO KEEP US FROM FALLING

OFF OF THE CLIFF.

THANK YOU FOR

EVERYTHING.

Terry: SHE IS ADORABLE,

ISN'T SHE?

BEING ABLE TO CATCH THIS IN

HER LIFE AT THIS EARLY STAGE

WILL ALLOW HER TO HAVE

WONDERFUL SPEECH, CLEAR

SPEECH, A JOB DOWN THE

ROAD.

SHE WILL NOT BE THE OBJECT

OF PEOPLE PUTTING HER DOWN

ARE LAUGHING AT HER BECAUSE

SHE CAN'T HEAR OR SPEAK.

YOU SAVED THIS LITTLE FAMILY

FROM A FUTURE THAT WOULD

HAVE BEEN QUITE HOPELESS.

AND THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

THINGS THE "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS ARE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

BE A PART OF MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

I'LL TELL YOU, IT MAKES SUCH

A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR OWN

HEART AND LIFE.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," IT IS A 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH

COMMITMENT.

CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN, 1-888-777-1999.

THE FRIEND THAT ANSWERS ON

THE OTHER END, JUST SAY TO

THEM, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

AND WE WELCOME YOU TO THE

FAMILY OF MINISTRIES HERE.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE SOME

ACTIVITY IN OUR CHATROOM.

TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON.

THIS IS FROM BRAD, "HOW

DO I WORK IN THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND

NOT GET OVERWHELMED BY THE

WORLD?"

Terry: SCOTT, THAT'S

YOUR BAILIWICK.

Scott: IT IS SUCH A

TRAP.

YOU CAN BE GIFTED -- YOU'RE

A SINGER.

AND YOU CAN REALLY HAVE THAT

GIFT.

Terry: YES.

Scott: BUT AROUND ALL

THAT IS ALL OF THE

ENTRAPMENTS OF THE

INDUSTRY.

IT REALLY IS.

SO I WOULD SIMPLY SUGGEST

THAT IF THIS GENTLEMAN WANTS

TO SING, HE CAN SING FOR THE

LORD, BUT DON'T GET TRAPPED

IN THAT STUFF.

DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE

LORD.

HE WILL FULFILL THE DESIRES

OF YOUR HEART.

STAY AWAY FROM ALL OF THE

HUSTLERS WHO WILL TRY TO USE

YOU AND SPIT YOU OUT LIKE A

PROSTITUTE.

Terry: THEY ALWAYS

APPEAL TO YOUR EGO.

AND SINCE YOU'RE YOUR OWN

PRODUCT, IT IS TOUGH.

FELLOWSHIP, TOO, BEING IN A

GOOD CHURCH AND HAVING

FRIENDS WHO SURROUND YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 95: "OH,

COME LET US SING TO THE

LORD.

LET US SHOUT JOYFULLY TO THE

ROCK OF OUR

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