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The 700 Club - December 9, 2014

Laura Derk’s decorative scroll creations can be used to enhance the true meaning of Christmas. Also, NFL running back Steven Jackson wants to leave a positive legacy wherever he plays. Read Transcript


AMERICA'S REAL WAR ON

WOMEN.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I SEE

THIS GUY RIGHT BEHIND ME.

HEAR HOW TO PROTECT

YOURSELF WHEN YOU NEED IT

THE MOST.

IT CAN AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY

THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

PLUS...FROM THE GREATEST

SHOW ON TURF, ATLANTA FALCON

STEVEN JACKSON IS MAKING AN

IMPACT ON AND OFF THE

FIELD.

WHATEVER CITY I STOP IN,

I WANT TO LEAVE A POSITIVE

IMPRINT ON THAT CITY.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

THE WHITE HOUSE FLOATED A

TRIAL BALLOON, THEY WERE

GOING TO PUT OUT SANCTIONS

AGAINST ISRAEL FOR BUILDING

APARTMENTS IN THEIR OWN

CAPITAL.

BUT 50 SOME MEMBERS OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SENT HIM A LETTER AND SAID,

DON'T DO IT.

SO THEY'VE BACKED OFF.

AND WE NEED TO SEE WHAT IS

THE JEWISH STATE GOING TO BE

DOING NOW?

TERRY?

Terry: MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS ARE WORRIED ABOUT

THE WHITE HOUSE'S PLANS FOR

TAKING ACTION AGAINST

ISRAEL, AND CHRIS MITCHELL

HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: JERUSALEM

MAYOR BARCOT SAYS THE WEST

DOESN'T GET IT.

I DON'T THINK THEY REALLY

KNOW THE PLAN.

THERE IS THE CONCEPTION THAT

WE'RE WAKING UP IN THE

MORNING AND BUILDING FOR

JEWS AND DISCRIMINATING

ARABS.

IT IS UNTRUE.

Reporter: HE SAYS CITY

OFFICIALS BUILD ACCORDING TO

A MASTER PLAN, THAT HAS BEEN

IN EFFECT FOR 15 YEARS.

THE PLAN AIMS TO ADD 15,000

NEW APARTMENTS THROUGHOUT

JERUSALEM.

AND THEY HAVE A

THEORETICAL MODEL THAT MAYBE

IF YOU SPLIT THE CITY

SOMEHOW, PEACE AND QUIET

WILL COME TO OUR REGION.

IT DOESN'T FLY.

Reporter: JERUSALEM IS

THE MOST CONTESTED ISSUE IN

THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT.

ISRAEL SAYS THE CITY IS ITS

CAPITAL FOREVER.

THE PALESTINIANS WANT TO

DIVIDE IT FOR THE CAPITAL OF

A FUTURE STATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE DENIED

ALLEGATIONS THAT THE U.S. IS

CONSIDERING ECONOMIC

SANCTIONS FOR ISRAEL FOR

BUILDING.

SOME SAY IT COULD HAVE BEEN

A U.S. PLOY, AIMED AT

SCARING ISRAELI VOTERS FOR

CHOOSING BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION.

BARCOT SAYS THE ALTERNATIVE

TO BUILDING IS NOT BUILDING

AT ALL.

GOD FORBID, IF I WOULD

HAVE LISTENED TO THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND

STOPPED BUILDING IN THE CITY

OF JERUSALEM, MEANING STOP

BUILDING ALL OF THE SCHOOLS

I JUST DEMONSTRATED -- WE

BUILT 171 CLASSROOMS, OR THE

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE, OR DOES

ANYBODY TELL ME AS MAYOR OF

JERUSALEM, THAT IF SOMEBODY

WANTS ME TO BUILD A PIECE OF

LAND, IF YOUR JEWISH, YOU'RE

NOT ALLOWED, IF YOUR

CHRISTIAN, YOU'RE NOT

ALLOWED, ONLY IF YOUR MUSLIM

YOU'RE ALLOWED.

Reporter: BARCOT

ADMITTED THERE ARE GAPS IN

THE QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN

CERTAIN SECTORS OF SOCIETY,

BUT HE SAYS HE IS WORKING TO

IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE

ALL OVER THE CITY.

IN THE FIVE YEARS HE HAS

BEEN MAYOR, HE HAS ADDED

MORE THAN 170 NEW

CLASSROOMS, LIKE THIS NEW

ARAB GIRL SCHOOL IN

BETHHANINA.

WHEN WE BUILD THE

SCHOOLS, IT IS NOT JUST TO

BUILD AND SAY WE BUILT.

TO BUILD THE CONTENT FOR THE

BENEFIT OF THE FAMILIES IN

THE AREA.

Reporter: THE MAYOR

REFERS TO ALL JERUSALEM

RESIDENTS AS HIS CHILDREN,

REGARDLESS OF RELIGION OR

RACE.

HE SAYS CO EXISTENT IS THE

ONLY WAY TO LIVE IN THE CITY

OF JERUSALEM.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Pat: THANKS, CHRIS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU

READ THE BIBLE CAREFULLY,

YOU UNDERSTAND THE LAST

BATTLE IS NOT GOING TO BE

DOWN AT ARMAGEDDON.

IT IS GOING TO BE IN

JERUSALEM.

THAT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG

FIGHT.

IT WILL BE A FIGHT OVER

JERUSALEM.

AND THE NATIONS WILL COME

AND TRY TO FORCE THE JEWS TO

GIVE UP THEIR CAPITAL.

THERE IS GOING TO BE VICIOUS

FIGHTING.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST SEEING

LITTLE TASTES OF IT.

BUT THAT'S THE HOLY CITY,

AND IT BELONGS TO THE JEWS.

IT WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY --

DAVID TOOK IT AS HIS

CAPITAL.

AND HIS BUSINESS ABOUT THE

LEFT WING SAYING WELL, WE

OUGHT TO GIVE UP HALF OF

IT.

WE CAN'T -- THE CONGRESS OF

THE UNITED STATES VOTED --

VOTED TO MOVE THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM.

BUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT

REFUSES TO DO IT BECAUSE

THEY SAY IT WOULD BE AN

AFFRONT TO THE ARABS.

WELL, WHY WOULD IT?

IT IS THE ISRAELI CAPITAL.

THE KNESSET SITS THERE, AND

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME

MINISTER IS THERE.

WHY SHOULDN'T WE ACKNOWLEDGE

THAT THE JEWS HAVE A RIGHT

TO NAME THEIR OWN CAPITAL,

AND THEY ALSO HAVE A RIGHT

TO BUILD APARTMENTS IN THEIR

OWN CAPITAL.

IMAGINE SOME NATION COMING

AND BRINGING SANCTIONS

AGAINST THE UNITED STATES

BECAUSE IT BUILT APARTMENTS

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

IT IS ABSURD.

> HERE AT HOME,

REPUBLICANS ARE BLASTING

SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR

RELIEVING A REPORT ON HOW

THE C.I.A. HAS INTERROGATED

POSSIBLE TERRORISTS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT,

AMERICA'S FOREIGN EMBASSIES

AND MILITARY UNITS AROUND

THE WORLD ARE ON HIGH ALERT

WITH THE RELEASE OF THAT

REPORT.

SOME SENATORS CALL THE

RELEASE RECKLESS AND

IRRESPONSIBLE, AND THEY

WORRY THAT IT COULD PUT

AMERICAN LIVES IN DANGER

OVERSEAS.

THE U.S. IS PREPARING FOR

POSSIBLE RETALIATION.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST

PUBLIC ACCOUNT OF WHAT

CRITICS HAVE CALLED THE

TORTURE OF al-QAEDA

DETAINEES AFTER THE

SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.

THERE ARE NEW DETAILS ABOUT

SLEEP DEF VACATION,

CONFINEMENT IN SMALL PLACES,

HUMILIATION AND

WATERBOARDING.

ISIS FIGHTERS HAVE LOST THE

INITIATIVE IN IRAQ AND ARE

NOW ON OFFENSIVE.

A SENIOR GENERAL SAYS ISIS

CAN STILL CARRY OUT SOME

LIMITED ATTACKS, BUT ISN'T

CAPABLE ANYMORE OF CAPTURING

LARGE CHUNKS OF LAND IN IRAQ

LIKE EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE GENERAL DOESN'T SEE THE

NEED NOW FOR MORE U.S.

TROOPS THERE, BEYOND THE

1500 PRESIDENT OBAMA

RECENTLY APPROVED.

PAT, THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF

GOOD NEWS THERE.

Pat: IT REALLY IS GOOD

NEWS.

THEY CAME OUT WITH PICKUP

TRUCKS AND MACHINE GUNS AND

SUDDENLY TOOK OVER HALF OF

IRAQ.

IT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL.

BUT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IS

MORE REALISTIC.

THE IRAQI ARMY IS STARTING

TO BEHAVE ITSELF, LIKE IT IS

SUPPOSED TO, AND THE

AIRSTRIKES ARE HAVING AN

IMPACT.

ISIS IS A BIG BLUFF.

AND WE LET THEM GET AWAY

WITH IT.

BUT WE CAN'T LET THEM HAVE A

HUGE CHUNK OF LAND IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AND SET UP A

CALIPHATE.

WE CAN'T DO THAT.

SO THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

I HOPE THE GENERAL ISN'T

PARITING THE PARTY LINE.

JOHN?

Reporter: A MAJOR FIRE

IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

MONDAY PRODUCED FLAMES THAT

COULD BE SEEN FOR MILES, AND

HEAT SO INTENSE HUNDREDS OF

FIREFIGHTERS HAD TROUBLE

GETTING IT UNDER CONTROL.

CITY LEADERS POINT OUT THAT

INFERNO COULD BE A SMALL

TASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME IF

A BIGGER DISASTER STRIKES,

LIKE A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE.

AND THAT'S WHY THEY'RE

TAKING NEW STEPS TO

PREPARE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT STORY.

Mark: AN APARTMENT

COMPLEX UNDER CONSTRUCTION

CAUGHT FIRE NEXT TO L.A.'S

MAIN DOWNTOWN FREEWAY.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A

BLOW TORCH OF HEAT ON TWO

MAJOR HIGH RISES IN THE

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AREA.

Reporter: MORE THAN 250

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE

FLAMES.

MIRACULOUSLY, THERE WERE NO

INJURIES.

WE HAVE THE INTENSE HEAT

THAT WAS AFFECTING THE

FREEWAY, THAT WAS AFFECTING

THE HIGH-RORISE, AND TO GET

RESOURCES AND EVERYTHING

DOWN HERE WAS VERY

DIFFICULT.

AND THEN TO KNOW THAT A

HIGH-RISE IS STARTING TO

TAKE OFF BEHIND YOU,

THA

T

IS

AN EXTREME SITUATION.

Mark: THIS EXTREME

SITUATION CAME UP IN A

DISCUSSION ABOUT ANOTHER

EXTREME DANGER: PREPARING

FOR THE NEXT BIG LOS ANGELES

EARTHQUAKE.

IN A NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE

LOS ANGELES LEADERS

ANNOUNCED A FAR-REACHING

PLAN TO HELP THE CITY

SURVIVE IN A MAJOR QUAKE,

SEISMOLOGIST LUCY JONES

SAID, IF WE HAD A FIRE THIS

MORNING, IMAGINE 1600.

THEY SAY THE BIG ONE COULD

PRODUCE UP TO 1600 FIRES IN

THE LOS ANGELES REGION

ALONE.

THE BIGGEST RISK TO OUR

LIVES IS POSED BY OUR OLDER

BUILDINGS BECAUSE THE HARSH

REALITY IS THAT NO BUILDING

CODE IN THE WORLD IS

RETROACTIVE, AND HOWEVER

MUCH WE IMPROVE THE BUILDING

CODE, IT DOESN'T MAKE THE

OLD ONES DISAPPEAR.

Reporter: THEY

RECOMMEND FAULT LINES THAT

TRAVEL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

AND RECOMMENDS SAFETY

PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THE

WATER SUPPLY.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS HAVE

FOUND A HUGE ASTEROID NEARLY

A QUARTER OF A MILE IN

DIAMETER.

IT POSSESS A THREAT TO EARTH

SOME DAY, DECADES IN THE

FUTURE.

IF THIS ASTEROID DOES HIT

THE EARTH, IT COULD CREATE

AN EXPLOSION A THOUSAND

TIMES GREATER THAN THE

METEOR THAT HIT RUSSIA LAST

YEAR.

THAT EXPLOSION CAUSED DAMAGE

MILES AWAY FROM THE CENTER

OF THE IMPACT.

A RUSSIAN EXPERT TELLS THE

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

THERE IS A BIGGER CONCERN:

THERE ARE ABOUT 100,000

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SPACE

OBJECTS NEAR EARTH, LIKE

ASTEROIDS AND COMETS, BUT SO

FAR ONLY ABOUT A THOUSAND

HAVE BEEN CATALOGUED.

PAT, THIS LATEST ARTICLE I

READ DESCRIBED IT.

Pat: I WROTE A BOOK

CALLED "THE END OF THE

AGE."

HAVING READ PROPHETIC

SCRIPTURES, THE WAY THE

EARTH WILL END IS BY AN

ASTEROID.

IT WILL BRING ABOUT

EVERYTHING THAT JESUS WARNED

ABOUT, AND IT WILL BE

DEVASTATING.

MY PARTICULAR ASTEROID

WEIGHED, I THINK, THREE

BILLION POUNDS.

IT WAS SIX-TENTHS OF A

MILE.

ONE KILOMETRE IN DIAMETER.

IT WASN'T A GREAT BIG

THING.

AND THE DEVASTATION IS

BEYOND MEASURE.

IT HITS INTO THE OCEAN.

IT HITS ON EARTH.

BUT IT HITS IN, AND YOU'VE

GOT TSUNAMIS AND EARTHQUAKES

AND YOU'VE GOT THE EARTH'S

MANTEL BREAKING APART.

YOU HAVE THE CLOUDS SO THAT

YOU DON'T SEE THE MOON OR

THE SUN.

YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THOSE

THINGS THEY TALK ABOUT IN

THE BIBLE.

THAT FULFILLS TO A TEE THE

WORDS WRITE TEN IN THE HOLY

SCRIPTURES.

BUT TO THINK THESE THINGS

ARE OUT THERE AND WE DON'T

CATALOG THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE

REALLY NOT VERY BIG IN TERMS

OF PLANETARY SIZE, BUT IT

DOESN'T TAKE A GREAT BIG ONE

TO DO IT.

THERE ARE SOME THEY CALL

EXTINCTERS, BUT THESE OTHERS

COULD TEAR THE EARTH UP.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A GIFT

FOR THE WOMEN ON YOUR

SHOPPING LIST TO COULD SAVE

THEIR LIVES, LESSONS IN

SELF-DEFENSE.

REPORTER CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS

WHAT IT TAKES TO PROTECT

YOURSELF RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: HERE IN AMERICA,

IT IS SHOCKING BUT TRUE,

EVERY TWO MINUTES A WOMAN IS

SEXUALLY ASSAULTED SOMEWHERE

IN THIS COUNTRY.

OUR REPORTER, CAITLIN BURKE,

IS WITH US NOW FROM THE CBN

NEWS ROOM TO TELL US MORE.

CAITLIN, WHAT DID YOU LEARN

ABOUT THESE ATTACKS?

Reporter: HERE IS THE

SCARY THING: MOST WOMEN WHO

ARE ATTACKED ARE ATTACKED BY

MEN THAT THEY KNOW.

IT CAN BE ON A DATE, AT A

PARTY, BY AN ACQUAINTANCE,

OR EVEN A FAMILY MEMBER.

MOST OF THE TIME THESE MEN

ARE UNARMED, SO WHAT CAN BE

DONE TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OF

ATTACK?

THERE IS ONE WEAPON THAT IS

OFTEN OVERLOOKED,

SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING.

THINK OF FIVE WOMEN IN YOUR

LIFE.

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS, ONE

OF THEM WILL BE SEXUALLY

ASSAULTED IN HER LIFETIME.

WOMEN ARE A TARGET

BECAUSE THEY'RE WOMEN.

WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHERE

THERE IS GENDER-BASED

VIOLENCE.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

20 YEARS, DR. MARTHA McCOY

HAS RESEARCHED THIS CULTURE

PROGRAM AND LOOKED FOR WAYS

TO PREVENT IT.

WE HAVE COUNTLESS

EXAMPLES ON OUR BLOG AND

OTHER PLACES FOR PEOPLE

MAKING RECOMMENDATION FOR

HOW TO TRANSFORM OUR RAPE

CULTURE.

MAINLY ON CAMPUSES AND ALSO

EVERYWHERE ELSE.

AND THEY ALL TOO RARELY HAVE

MENTIONED SELF-DEFENSE, WHEN

SELF-DEFENSE IS THE ONE

THING WE HAVE EVIDENCE FOR.

Reporter: WOMEN FEEL

VULNERABLE IN SITUATIONS

LIKE THIS ONE FOR GOOD

REASON.

IT IS LATE, IT IS GETTING

DARK OUTSIDE, AND I'M

ISOLATED FROM ANYONE WHO

COULD HELP ME IF I FEEL

THREATENED.

BUT EVERY WOMAN HAS RIGHT TO

DEFEND HERSELF.

WHILE I DON'T RECOMMEND

HANGING OUT IN DARK PARKING

LOTS LIKE THIS ONE, WITH THE

RIGHT SKILLS, I CAN AVOID

BECOMING A VICTIM HERE.

EVEN WOMEN WHO ARE REALLY

GOOD AT A LOT OF OTHER

THINGS REALIZE THAT OUR

SOCIETY HAS NEVER TAUGHT

THEM TO DEFEND THEIR BODILY

BOUNDARIES.

TO HAVE A SENSE OF IN

TITLEMENT ABOUT THEIR BODILY

BOUNDARIES.

AND TO BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY

WILLING TO AGGRESSIVELY

DEFEND THEMSELVES IF

SOMEBODY WAS GOING TO

ASSAULT THEM.

Reporter: JESSICA

ABBOTT STARTED THE "BAD

BRASS WOMEN'S GUN" COMPANY.

YOU'RE ONLY A FIREARM TO

BE PREPARED, SO IN THE EVENT

THE WORST HAPPENS, YOU HAVE

A SOLUTION.

Reporter: ABBOTT

STARTED THE CLUB BECAUSE THE

WORST HAPPENED TO HEARD.

BASICALLY HE BOXED ME

IN.

THE GENTLEMAN GOT OUT OF THE

CAR AND DECIDED HE WAS GOING

TO TAKE MY VEHICLE.

HE STARTED BANGING ON THE

WINDOWS AND SWEARING AT ME.

HE IS, LIKE, GET OUT OF YOUR

CAR.

Reporter: ABBOTT

ESCAPED UNHARMED, AND SHE

NEVER WANTS ANOTHER WOMAN TO

FACE A POTENTIAL ATTACK WITH

THAT SAME HELPLESS FEELING.

AT THE MONTHLY MEETINGS,

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS WORK

WITH THE WOMEN TO TEACH THEM

HOW TO HANDLE AND FIRE A

GUN.

THIS CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE

HOBBY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR

LIFE ONE DAY.

Reporter: BUT A FIREARM

ISN'T ALWAYS AVAILABLE, SO

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR A WOMAN

TO KNOW HOW TO DEFEND

HERSELF IN A ONE-ON-ONE

SITUATION.

IT IS ABOUT HAVING MORE

OPTIONS AND THINKING ABOUT

YOURSELF ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO

IS WORTH PROTECTING AND

TAKING SERIOUSLY.

Reporter: LINKS ACADEMY

IN VIRGINIA BEACH TEACHES

JEJUJITZU.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT SIZE

OR GENDER YOUR ATTACKER IS.

WHAT MATTERS IS YOU HAVE THE

SKILLS TO DEFEND YOURSELF.

LINKS STUDENT, ELION, WANTED

TO LEARN HOW TO DEFEND

HERSELF AFTER A STALKING

INCIDENT SIX YEARS AGO.

I WAS COMING OUT OF THE

MALL AT NIGHT, IT WAS DARK

OUTSIDE.

AND BASICALLY SOMEONE WAS

FOLLOWING ME.

BUT I DIDN'T NOTICE THIS

PERSON UNTIL HE WAS REALLY

CLOSE.

I WAS GETTING CLOSER TO THE

CAR, TRYING TO OPEN THE

DOOR, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

SEE THIS GUY RIGHT BEHIND

ME.

AND RIGHT THEN I PANICKED.

Reporter: A MALL

SECURITY GUARD DROVE BY AND

SPOOKED HER ATTACKER, BUT

THAT MOMENT CHANGED HER.

I KNOW THAT GOD IS OUR

FIRST PROTECTOR, AND I TRUST

IN THAT COMPLETELY.

BUT ALSO HE GAVE US THE

ABILITY TO DEFEND

OURSELVES.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO MOVE,

HOW TO REACT.

AND MARTIAL ARTS GAVE ME THE

ABILITY TO ACTUALLY THINK

FASTER AND BE ABLE TO REACT

FASTER.

IT TAKES THREE

INGREDIENTS FOR SEXUAL

ASSAULT, OR ANY ASSAULT, TO

HAPPEN.

ONE, A BAD GUY.

A SEXUAL PREDATOR OR WHOEVER

THE BAD GUY IS.

TWO, A POTENTIAL VICTIM.

AND, THREE, THE RIGHT

VENUE.

I HAVE TRAINED HARD, AND

TODAY I AM NOT THE VICTIM

ANYMORE.

Reporter: WOMEN OF ALL

AGES, SHAPES, SIZES, AND

PHYSICAL ABILITIES CAN LEARN

SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING AND IT

IS WORTH IT BECAUSE IT COULD

SAVE YOUR LIFE.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: MY GOODNESS,

CAITLIN, GOOD FOR YOU.

THAT IS INTERESTING, ISN'T

IT?

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

I THINK IT DOES GIVE YOU A

SENSE OF, YOU KNOW, NOT SO

MUCH POWER BUT SAFETY, WHEN

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN DEFEND

YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE TO.

Pat: I KNOW A LOT OF

HUSBANDS WILL BE THRILLED TO

KNOW THEIR WIVES ARE NOW

PACKING HEAT.

SO BEHAVE YOURSELVES.

WELL, CAITLIN ALSO

INTERVIEWS HENRY GRACE

GRACIE, THE GRANDSON OF THE

MAN WHO STARTED THE GRACIE

JUJITZU.

YOU IS WATCH THAT ON

CBN.COM.

Terry: COMING UP, HE IS

ONE OF THE BEST-PAID

RUNNINGBACKS IN THE NFL.

FOOTBALL IS A PLATFORM

FOR ME TO GRAB THEIR

ATTENTION.

Terry: ATLANTA FALCON'S

STEVEN JACKSON TALKS ABOUT

HIS FAITH WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: WE WANT YOU TO

HELP US KEEP CHRIST IN

CHRISTMAS BY DISPLAYING THIS

MERRY CHRISTMAS STICKER IN

THE WINDOW OF YOUR CAR,

HOME, OR YOUR BUSINESS.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER,

YOUR STICKER HAS ALREADY

BEEN MAILED TO YOU.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LOOK

FOR THIS ENVELOPE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A CBN PARTNER,

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU A

STICKER ABSOLUTELY FREE OF

CHARGE.

JUST CALL THAT NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

BUT LET'S ALL DO OUR PART TO

MAKE THIS A VERY MERRY

CHRISTMAS.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF

THIS IS TRUE OR NOT, BUT

I'VE HEARD IN ORDER TO

PLEASE EVERYONE, MANY PEOPLE

WHO WORK IN THE SALES OUT IN

THE STORES AND THINGS ARE

TOLD THEY MUST SAY HAPPY

HOLIDAYS.

BUT IF A CUSTOMER SAYS MERRY

CHRISTMAS TO YOU, IT IS ALL

RIGHT TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS

BACK TO THEM.

Pat: THAT'S

OUTRAGEOUS.

THE WHOLE THING IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

THERE IS A WAR ON CHRISTMAS

IN THE SCHOOLS -- IT'S JUST

RIDICULOUS.

HEY, CHRISTMAS IS NICE.

IT'S A SEASON OF GOODWILL.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, THOSE

MERCHANTS MAKE ABOUT ONE

QUARTER TO 40% OF THEIR

TOTAL YEAR AT

CHRISTMASTIME.

AND SO WHETHER THEY'RE ARAB,

WHETHER THEY'RE JEWISH,

WHETHER THEY'RE ATHEIST,

WHATEVER, THEY BETTER GET

BEHIND CHRISTMAS.

THE HOLIDAYS DON'T BRING IN

THE GREEN, BUT CHRISTMAS

DOES.

OKAY, WELL, THERE IS

SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON.

IT IS CALLED FOOTBALL.

AND I MIGHT ADD THAT THEY'VE

PICKED THE FINAL FOUR IN THE

COLLEGE RANKS.

AND MY WIFE BEING A GRADUATE

OF OHIO STATE WAS EXCITED TO

SEE THAT IRVING MYERS GOT

HIS TEAM IN AS NUMBER FOUR.

LAST NIGHT THE ATLANTA

FALCONS HAD A SHOOTOUT WITH

TERRY'S TEAM.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT.

Pat: THE GREENBAY

PACKERS.

Terry: WHO, BY THE WAY,

HAPPENED TO BE VICTORS.

Pat: AND THE PACKERS

WON 43-47.

BUT ALL IS NOT LOST FOR THE

FALCONS.

THEY ARE SITTING ON TOP OF

THEIR DIVISION AND THEY CAN

STILL SECURE A WILDCARD.

BUT AS SEAN REPORTS, THEY'LL

BE DEPENDING ON RUNNINGBACK

STEVEN JACK'S T JACKSON TO

BE AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME.

Reporter: STEVEN

JACKSON HAS BEEN ONE OF

THE

MOST PRODUCTIVE RUNNINGBACKS

IN THE NFL.

BETWEEN THE 2005 AND 2012

SEASON, HE RUSHED FOR OVER A

THOUSAND YARDS, MAKING HIM

THE ST. LOUIS RAMS' ALL TIME

LEAD.

AND HE SAYS THE GAME HAS

ALWAYS MEANT MORE TO HIM

THAN JUST WINS AND LOSSES.

WE WERE PLAYING FOR

GAMES.

AND IT WAS JUST ALWAYS AN

ASSOCIATION OF CHRIST,

SPORTS, AND EDUCATION, HAS

BEEN THROUGH AND THROUGH MY

ENTIRE LIFE.

Reporter: STEVEN BECAME

A CHRISTIAN AT AN EARLY

AGE.

IT WAS SO MUCH A PART OF

MY LIFE.

IT WAS SO MUCH EMBEDDED IN

ME, AND I WATCHED MY MOM AND

DAD, THROUGH THICK AND THIN,

EVERY NIGHT AND EVERY

MORNING, I SAW THEM GET ON

THEIR KNEES AND PRAY TO

GOD.

THERE WAS A PART OF LIFE

THAT I BASICALLY UNDERSTOOD

WAS GOING TO BE PART OF MY

LIFE AS WELL.

Reporter: YOU GREW UP

IN LAS VEGAS, RIGHT?

I GREW UP IN LAS VEGAS,

NEVADA, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

DON'T ASSOCIATE CHRISTIANS

AND SIN CITY TOGETHER, BUT

WE HAVE A DYNAMIC PART OF

THE TOWN THAT IS THRIVING IN

CHRIST.

Reporter: WHEN STEVEN

STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL,

THERE WAS ONLY ONE POSITION

COACHES ALLOWED HIM TO PLAY

BECAUSE OF HIS SIDES.

I ALWAYS PLAYED

RUNNINGBACK.

I WAS ALWAYS THE SMALLEST

GUY OF THE TEAM UNTIL I WAS

16 YEARS OLD.

Reporter: STEVEN

CONTINUED TO HONE HIS

SKILLS, ALL THE WAY TO HIS

SENIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL,

WHERE HIS TEAM FELL SHORT OF

A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

I REMEMBER I WAS CRYING.

AND AS WE WALKED OFF THE

FIELD, ALTHOUGH WE WERE A

GOOD TEAM, I WAS THE ONLY

ONE THAT THE COLLEGES SAW AS

DIVISION ONE WORTHY.

SO WHEN WE WALKED OFF THE

FIELD, THE FAMILY MEMBERS

AND EVEN MY TEAMMATES

CREATED A SMALL PATHWAY, AND

ALL APPLAUDED ME.

I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.

THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED HOW

POWERFUL AND GIFTED I WAS IN

THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND THE

KIND OF INFLUENCE I HAD.

Reporter: STEVEN

ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO PLAY

FOR OREGON STATE, AND IT WAS

THERE THAT HE BEGAN TO

STRUGGLE WITH HIS FAITH.

WHEN I GOT ON MY OWN IN

COLLEGE, I WAS TRYING TO

FIND OUT WHO I WAS AT A

YOUNG MAN.

THAT'S WHEN I KIND OF RAN

INTO THE PITFALLS AND

TEMPTATIONS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF

PARTYING.

Reporter: HE FOUND OUT

VER QUICKLY THAVERY QUICKLY

THAT THE PARTY LIFE WASN'T

FOR HIM.

I WAS TRYING TO PLEASE

TWO WORLDS.

Reporter: SO STEVEN

DECIDED TO MAKE AN

ADJUSTMENT: HE CHOSE TO LIVE

LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN AND

TRUST GOD WITH HIS CAREER.

AT THREE SEASONS, HE WAS

RANKED SECOND IN THE ALL

PURPOSE YARD, AND HE DECIDED

TO ENTER THE 2004 NFL

DRAFT.

HE WAS ELECTED 24th

OVERALL BY THE RAMS.

AND THERE WAS ONE NUMBER HE

HAD TO HAVE ON HIS JERSEY.

I WAS THINKING, WHAT

NUMBERS WOULD I CURRENTLY

WANT AS A RUNNINGBACK.

AND 39 KEPT POPPING UP.

AND SO I CALLED MY DAD AND I

SAID I WAS THINKING OF

CHANGING MY NUMBER.

IF YOU COULD PICK ANY

NUMBER, WHAT NUMBER WOULD

YOU PICK?

AND HE SAID 39.

AND I SAID, DAD, I WAS

THINKING OF CHANGING IT TO

39, WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?

AND HE SAID BECAUSE THERE

ARE 39 BOOKS IN THE

TESTAMENT.

Reporter: AND HE

DECIDED TO WEAR THIS NUMBER

AS HIS MESSAGE.

I WANT TO LEAVE A

POSITIVE IMPRINT ON ANY CITY

THAT I TRAVEL IN.

FOOTBALL IS JUST A

PLATFORM.

BUT BEING SUCCESSFUL AND

BEING POSITIVE WOULD BE THE

INFLUENCE I LEAVE.

Reporter: TAKE A LOOK

AT HIS CHARITY, THE STEVEN

JACKSON FOUNDATION, WHERE

ONE OF THE FOCUSES IS

CHILDREN AND COMBATING

ILLITERACY.

I ALWAYS GO AROUND AND DO

MOTIVATIONAL TALKS TO NOT

ONLY YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT TO

ADULTS AS WELL, ABOUT MY

FAITH IN CHRIST.

ABOUT MOTIVATING THEM

THROUGH HARDSHIPS, AND HOW

TO ACHIEVE GOALS AND HOW TO

DEAL WITH SUCCESS.

Reporter: THIS SEASON

AS THE FALCONS CONTINUE

THEIR BATTLE THROUGH

JANUARY, STEVEN IS FOCUSED

FOR THE NUMBER ONE REASON IS

ON THE FIELD.

JESUS CHRIST MEANS A LOT

OF THINGS.

FOR ONE, HE IS MY HEAVENLY

FATHER.

HE GIVES UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE.

A LOT OF TIMES I BECOME

FRUSTRATED WITH MYSELF OR

WITH OTHER PEOPLE, AND I

REMIND MYSELF GOD DIED AND

LAID ON THE CROSS FOR OUR

SINS SO ONE DAY I CAN COME

TO MEET HIM.

LOVE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN

ANYTHING ON THIS EARTH.

THE MORE I TRY TO REMIND

MYSELF OF THAT AND WALK IN

THAT, I FIND PEACE IN MY

HEART.

Pat: BOY, I'LL TELL

YOU, HE IS SOMETHING ELSE.

Terry: HE IS.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO USE

THE SKILLS GOD HAS BLESSED

YOU WITH.

Pat: THINK OF SOME OF

THE GREAT FOOTBALL HEROS,

THEIR HERO IS JESUS CHRIST.

IT IS TIME TO TAKE SOME

QUESTIONS.

I'M SO APPRECIATIVE OF THE

QUESTIONS THAT ARE COMING IN

FROM OUR AUDIENCE ON THE

INTERNET.

SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SENDING

US VERY, VERY THOUGHTFUL

QUESTIONS.

TERRY IS GOING TO LEAD OFF.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON."

THIS VIEWER SAYS, "WHEN A

PERSON ILLEGALLY PASSES A

LAW, WHY IS IT HONORED?

I FEAR FOR THE FUTURE OF

AMERICA AND THE PRECEDENTS

BEING SET.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE OF

AMERICA."

Pat: THIS IS A GRIEF TO

ANYBODY WHO LOVES OUR

CONSTITUTION BECAUSE WE HAVE

A PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW THAT

TOTALLY IS IGNORING THE

CONSTITUTIONAL SEPARATION OF

POWERS.

THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THIS

NATION RECOGNIZED THAT A

DIVIDED GOVERNMENT WITH A

CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND A

LEGISLATURE AND A COURT

SYSTEM WAS THE BEST WAY TO

GO.

IT HAS SURVIVED A LOT OF

ASSAULTS.

AND OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE

BECOME THE GREATEST NATION

ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

ONE MAN SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED

TO WRECK IT.

BUT YOUR QUESTION IS, IF IT

IS ACKNOWLEDGED AS LAW, YOU

CAN'T GO OUT AND BREAK IT

EVEN THOUGH YOU DISAGREE

WITH IT.

BUT YOU CAN BRING CHALLENGES

IN THE COURTS AGAINST IT,

AND THAT'S, OF COURSE, WHAT

IS BEING DONE RIGHT NOW BY

MANY PEOPLE.

Terry: THIS IS DIANA

WHO SAYS, "I'VE HEARD

PASTORS SAY, ONCE SAVED

ALWAYS SAVED, AND OTHERS SAY

YOU CAN LOSE YOUR SALVATION

BY SINNING.

IF NONE OF US ARE WITHOUT

SIN, HOW CAN WE RETAIN OUR

SALVATION?"

Pat: YOU KNOW, IF I

WENT OUT AND ADOPTED A

LITTLE BOY, AND SAY HE WAS

THREE YEARS OLD, AND I SAID,

SON, YOU'RE NOW PART OF MY

FAMILY.

YOU'RE MY ADOPTED SON AND

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE ALL OF

THE PRIVILEGES OF BEING A

SON.

DO I WANT THAT LITTLE KID

EVERY FEW MONTHS TO WONDER

IF I'M GOING TO THROW HIM

OUT OF THE HOUSE?

OF COURSE NOT.

HE IS MY SON.

I HAVE ADOPTED HIM.

WE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO

THE FAMILY OF GOD.

WE'RE PART OF THE FAMILY OF

GOD.

AND GOD WANTS US TO REST IN

THAT KNOWLEDGE.

HOWEVER, THE BIBLE DOES WARN

US OF WHAT YOU CALL FEAR

DEFAULT.

DON'T THINK JUST BECAUSE

THERE IS SOME DOCTRINE, YOU

MADE A DECISION IN CHURCH 50

YEARS AGO, THAT SOMEHOW

YOU'RE IMMUNE FROM ALL OF

THE LAWS OF GOD AND YOU CAN

BREAK THEM AT WILL.

WHEN YOU START BEING LAWLESS

AND YOU TURN AGAINST GOD,

THAT'S A DIFFERENT MATTER.

BUT GOD WANTS US TO REST IN

OUR SALVATION.

BUT, LISTEN, EXCEPT A MAN

BEING BORN AGAIN, JUST THE

FACT THAT YOU RAISED YOUR

HAND AND EVERYBODY BOW YOUR

HEAD AND CLOSE YOUR EYES AND

I SEE YOUR HAND, THAT KIND

OF THING, THAT DOESN'T

NECESSARILY BRING YOU INTO

THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

HAS YOUR HEART BEEN TURNED?

HAVE YOU SURRENDERED YOUR

LIFE TO THE LORD?

THAT'S WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

Terry: OLIVIA SAYS,

"I'M 18 YEARS OLD AND HAD A

C-SECTION LAST WEEK.

I'VE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF

UNBEARABLE PAIN, BUT THE

BIGGEST PAIN I FEEL IS

MISSING MY BABY BOY.

I GAVE HIM UP FOR ADOPTION

FOR ALL OF THE RIGHT

REASONS, BUT I HAVE THIS

HURT AND RESENTMENT IN ME

FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T LET

GO OF.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO

COUNSELLING BECAUSE NOTHING

WILL CHANGE THE FACT THAT I

WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HOLD

HIM IN MY ARMS AS HIS

MOMMY.

PLEASE HELP ME.

HOW DO I LET GO OF THIS

GRIEF?"

Pat: FIRST OF ALL, GOD

LOVES YOU.

YOU DIDN'T SAY WHY YOU HAD

THAT BOY, BUT I PRESUME IT

IS BECAUSE YOU HAD SEXUAL

RELATIONS OUTSIDE OF

MARRIAGE.

YOU DID THE RIGHT THING, BY

GIVING HIM TO A LOVING

FAMILY WHO WILL HOPEFULLY

BRING HIM UP IN THE LOVE OF

THE LORD.

WHAT YOU CAN SAY IS, I'M

GOING TO GET MY LIFE BACK

TOGETHER.

I'M GOING TO ASK GOD TO

BRING ME A PROPER HUSBAND.

AND I ASK GOD THAT HE WILL

GIVE ME A WONDERFUL FAMILY.

ASSUMING THAT CESAREAN

DIDN'T TAKE AWAY YOUR

REPRODUCTIVE OPPORTUNITIES,

YOU MAY VERY WELL HAVE MANY

CHILDREN.

AND YOU NEED TO HOPE IN

THAT, THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU

MANY CHILDREN.

AND THAT YOU WILL HAVE A

HAPPY FAMILY IN THE LORD.

AND THAT'S WHAT WILL SUSTAIN

YOU.

BUT ALL I CAN SAY IS NOW

REJOICE IN THE LORD AND KNOW

THAT HE HAS FORGIVEN YOU.

YOU MADE A MISTAKE.

BUT YOU HAVE DONE THE RIGHT

THING IN RELATION TO IT.

AND, OF COURSE, THERE IS A

GRIEF AND A WOUND, BUT GOD

WILL FULFILL IT.

LET HIM MOVE IN AND FULFILL

THE VOID IN YOUR HEART.

AND HE'LL DO IT.

Terry: CAN I ADD ONE

THING AS A FEMALE?

Pat: PLEASE DO.

Terry: SHE JUST HAD A

C-SECTION LAST WEEK.

YOUR BODY IS FILLED WITH

HORMONES THAT ARE FLYING

EVERY WHICH WAY.

SOME OF THAT CALMS DOWN OVER

TIME.

NOT THE GRIEF OF LOSING YOUR

CHILD, BUT THAT MOTHERING

NEED THAT IS IN YOU.

I THINK GOD WILL RESTORE

THAT OVER TIME.

Pat: BUT THE HOPE WILL

BE TO CARRY THEM THROUGH

EVEN POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION

AND ALL OF THE REST OF IT.

IT IS ENTIRELY WHAT YOU JUST

SAID.

THE THING IS YOU'LL FILL

YOURSELF WITH THE HOPE THAT

GOD WILL GIVE YOU A HUSBAND,

A FAMILY, AND WONDERFUL

CHILDREN.

Terry: AND SOMETIMES,

PAT, DOWN THE ROAD TODAY YOU

MAY BE REUNITED WITH THAT

SON AND HAVE A WONDERFUL

RELATIONSHIP AS ADULTS

BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN SO

SELFLESS IN GIVING HIM THE

BEST.

HERE IS GAIL WHO SAYS, "WHAT

DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT

DONATING THE BODY TO

SCIENCE.

I'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN

INCURABLE DISEASE AND MAY

HAVE FIVE YEARS LEFT.

I HAVE NO FAMILY, NO ONE TO

HELP ME.

IT WOULD BE MUCH CHEAPER TO

DONATE MY BODY.

BUT BEING A CHRISTIAN, I'M

CONCERNED THIS WOULD BE A

SIN.

PLEASE HELP."

Pat: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS A SIN AT ALL, IN

BEING GENEROUS AND HELPING

WITH THE BODY PARTS THAT YOU

HAVE.

THIS OLD HOUSE -- THIS IS A

DOMICILE THAT OUR SPIRIT

LIVES IN FOR A WHILE AND

THEN WE GO TO BE WITH THE

LORD.

THIS OLD HOUSE STAYS

BEHIND.

THIS OLD HOUSE WILL STAY

BEHIND.

THAT'S NOT A SIN.

THAT'S A BLESSING.

SO I WOULD THINK OF IT THAT

WAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOUR BODY IS

ALL DISEASED, IF ANYBODY

WANTS TO GET IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER YOU'VE

GOT SOME ORGANS THAT ARE

STILL GOOD OR NOT.

BUT THE IDEA OF DONATING

YOUR BIBLE -- THE BIBLE

DOESN'T DEAL WITH THIS

BECAUSE THIS KIND OF MEDICAL

TECHNOLOGY WASN'T AVAILABLE

WHEN THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN.

BUT THE IDEA OF LOVE AND

COMPASSION AND HELPING

OTHERS IS CERTAINLY IN

THERE.

THIS WOULD BE A GIFT OF

LOVE, NOT OF SIN.

Terry: GOOD ANSWER.

MANY GOOD ANSWERS AND MANY

GOOD QUESTIONS.

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO

TRAVEL TO BETHLEHEM TO MEET

A WOODWORKER.

SEE THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS

GIFTS THIS ARTIST CREATES.

AND RIGHT HERE AT HOME, THE

STORY OF CHRISTMAS TOLD ON

SCRIPTURE SCROLLS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE IS

COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

IT'S OKAY TO SAY MERRY

CHRISTMAS NOW IN SCHOOLS AND

TEXAS.

PEOPLE IN THOSE SCHOOLS NOW

HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO

ACKNOWLEDGE CHRISTMAS,

HANUKKAH, AND OTHER

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS.

THAT'S THANKS TO THE MERRY

CHRISTMAS LAW THAT GOVERNOR

RICK PERRY SIGNED LAST

YEAR.

THE LAW ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SAY

SPECIFIC HOLIDAY GREETINGS,

SUCH AS MERRY CHRISTMAS AND

HAPPY HANUKKAH ON CAMPUS.

AND IT CLEARS THE WAY FOR

RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS, LIKE

NATIVITY SCENES AND

CHRISTMAS TREES TO BE

DISPLAYED ON SCHOOL

PROPERTY.

IT ALLOWS PARENTS,

TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS AND

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND

HANUKKAH IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS

WITHOUT FEAR OF CENSOR THP,

CENSORSHIP, LITIGATION OR

PERSECUTION.

THEY POINT OUT THAT NO

ONE IS REQUIRED OR FORCED TO

TAKE PART IN ACKNOWLEDGING

THE HOLIDAYS.

> EXERCISE IN A PILL,

SCIENTISTS SAY IT COULD BE

POSSIBLE.

THEY SAY THE PILL WOULD

CHANGE BAD FAT IN YOUR BODY

INTO GOOD FAT, GIVING YOU

THE SAME BENEFITS AS

EXERCISE.

THE SCIENTISTS SAY IT COULD

BE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A

PILL THAT CAN REPLACE THE

TREADMILL.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME.

YOU'RE GETTING CLOSER TO

CHRISTMAS, AND I HAVE SOME

GOOD NEWS.

IT IS NICE TO HAVE GOOD

NEWS.

THERE IS AN ORGANIZATION

CALLED "OPERATION

BLESSING."

AND THERE IS AN ORGANIZATION

CALLED THE SALVATION ARMY.

AND THERE IS AN ORGANIZATION

CALLED THE UNITED STATES

MARINE CORPS.

AND THOSE THREE

ORGANIZATIONS HAVE DECIDED

THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING

SPECIAL THIS CHRISTMAS FOR

THE CHILDREN, TOYS FOR

TOTS.

SO O "OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS GIVEN $20,000 IN CASH

AND ALSO IN CHRISTMAS DINNER

FIXINGS, GRAVY,

CRANBERRIES.

AND THE MARINE CORPS IS

BRINGING TOYS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT,

GREAT THING.

AND THEY'LL HELP THOUSANDS

AND THOUSANDS OF NEEDY

PEOPLE.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALSO DONATING, I THINK,

60,000 POUNDS OF FOOD IN

ADDITION TO THE SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS ITEMS.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU

CAN DO RIGHT NOW THAT IS

IMPORTANT.

I BELIEVE IN HELPING

PEOPLE.

I'M REALLY A FAN OF THE

SALVATION ARMY.

AND I'M A FORMER MARINE

OFFICER, SO I LIKE THE

MARINE CORPS, TOO.

THREE FAVORITE GROUPS ARE

GETTING TOGETHER, AND YOU

CAN DIAL 1-800-759-0700, OR

YOU CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com,

OR YOU CAN SEND TO

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL.

LET'S MAKE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE.

AND THERE WILL BE TOYS.

THERE WILL BE TURKEYS.

THEY'LL BE ALL KINDS OF

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR

THESE PEOPLE.

IT'S GOING TO BE FUN.

SO WE BELIEVE IN HELPING

PEOPLE.

ALL RIGHT, WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: WELL, IF YOU HAD

THE PRIVILEGE OF GOING TO

ISRAEL, YOU MAY HAVE COME

HOME WITH A SOUVENIER LIKE

THE ONES MADE BY THE MAN

YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET.

HE IS A WOODWORKER, WHO'S

ART IS THE ONLY WAY HE IS

ABLE TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY

OF SEVEN.

HE IS ABLE TO CREATE HIS

DESIGNS THINKS TO PEOPLE

LIKE YOU.

TAKE A LOOK.

OH, MY GOSH, LOOK AT

THAT.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

IN HIS WORKSHOP NEAR

BETHLEHEM, MICHEL CARVES

CREATIVE WORKS OF ART.

MANY OF HIS DESIGNS ARE

ORIGINAL, LIKE JESUS

JERUSALEM CROSSES AND STAR

OF BETHLEHEM CANDLE

HOLDERS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE

MY IDEAS FOR GOD'S.

I LOVE WORKING WITH WOOD.

I ENJOY TIME WITH MY FAMILY

THE MOST.

SECOND TO THAT, I LIKE BEING

IN MY WOODWORKING SHOP.

Reporter: THE ONLY

INCOME THIS FAMILY OF SEVEN

HAS COMES FROM MICHEL'S

WOODWORKING.

I GIVE ALL THAT I MAKE TO

MY WIFE.

SHE SAVES SOME OF IT FOR

WHEN WE NEED IT.

SO I GIVE HER 100 SHEKELS,

AND SHE PUTS ASIDE 20 OR 15

OR FIVE SHEKELS, SO WHEN

TIMES ARE BAD, SHE USUALLY

HAS SOME MONEY SAVED.

GOOD WIFE, GOOD LIFE.

Reporter: BUT NOT LONG

AGO, THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW

THEY WOULD FEED THEIR

CHILDREN BECAUSE THEIR

SAVINGS WERE RUNNING OUT.

FOR EIGHT MONTHS SOLID WE

ONLY MADE 10% OF WHAT WE

USUALLY EARN.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE WERE

GOING TO DO.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS THAT

MICHEL HAS TO REINVEST A LOT

BUYING RAW MATERIALS.

AND HE HAS TO SEND HIS

PIECES AWAY TO A BIG COMPANY

THAT SANDS AND FINISHES

THEM.

THAT COSTS HIM A LOT OF

MONEY.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

MICHEL MORE THAN 600 POUNDS

OF WOOD, BAGS OF CROSS

CUTOUTS READY FOR HIS

SPECIAL DI DESIGNS, AND AN

INDUSTRIAL SANDER SO HE CAN

FINISH THE PIECES HIMSELF.

HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET THE

MACHINE SET UP AND RUNNING.

I AM SO HAPPY TODAY.

YOU GAVE ME A MACHINE I HAVE

WANTED FOR MANY YEARS.

AND YOU GAVE ME WOOD TO WORK

WITH.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

GIVEN ME A NEW DAY.

NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE

EVEN MORE NEW CREATIONS THAT

I CAN SELL TO SUPPORT MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: NOW MICHEL IS

MUCH MORE INDEPENDENT AND

DOESN'T HAVE TO PAY OTHERS

TO FINISH HIS WORK.

HE HAS THE RAW MATERIALS AND

EQUIPMENT HE NEEDS TO GET

AHEAD.

AND WE KNOW HE AND HIS WIFE

WILL MANAGE THEIR MONEY WELL

SO THEY CAN ALWAYS HAVE FOOD

ON THE TABLE AND A BUFFER OF

SAVINGS.

THE BIBLE PROMISES GOD

WILL WATCH OVER US AND TAKE

CARE OF US.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL IS A WONDERFUL

ORGANIZATION.

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR

YOUR HELP, AND WE KNOW IT

CAME FROM GOD.

Terry: HE DOES

BEAUTIFUL WORK, DOESN'T HE?

DO YOU KNOW MICHEL

REPRESENTS SO MANY OF THE

FAMILIES THAT WE HAVE THE

BLESSING OF REACHING OUT TO

AND TOUCHING THEIR LIVES IN

A SPECIAL WAY IN THAT HE

WANTS TO BE INDEPENDENT.

HE IS A HARD WORKER.

HE IS NOT ASKING FOR SOMEONE

TO JUST GIVE HIM SOMETHING

FOR FREE TO MAKE HIS LIFE

EASIER.

HE IS ASKING FOR AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BELIEVABLE TO

SUPPORT HIS FAMILY, TO BE

ABLE TO DO WHAT HE DOES WELL

AND TO DO IT CONSISTENTLY.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE HELPING US DO

THAT AND SO MUCH MORE AROUND

THE WORLD.

THERE ARE MEDICAL OUTREACHES

FOR MIABL PEOPLE WHO ARE IN

NEED OF MEDICAL TREATMENT

AND CAN'T AFFORD IT.

PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POVERTY

AND BEING GIVEN FOOD TO EAT

AND CLOTHES TO WEAR.

CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO FOR 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH.

IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH,

BUT WHEN WE ALL COME

TOGETHER AND PARTNER AS ONE,

WE CAN MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

SO YOU CAN JOIN "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT NOW FOR 65 CENTS

A DAY, $20 A MONTH, BY

CALLING THAT TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

OR YOU CAN DO IT BY LOGGING

ON TO CBN.COM.

AND WE WANT TO REMIND YOU

THAT NOW IS THE TIME THAT

YOU CAN MAKE A CHARITABLE

DONATION THAT YOU CAN DEDUCT

FROM YOUR TAXES THIS YEAR.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO

THAT, CALL NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON TO THE

INTERNET, CBN.COM.

BUT DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE AS WE END THIS

AMAZING YEAR AND START

ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR IN

THE LORD.

PAT?

Pat: THAT IS SO

APPEALING, I THINK I BETTER

SIGN UP.

Terry: WE'LL WAIT FOR

YOUR CALL.

Pat: ACTUALLY, I'VE

ALSO DONE IT.

I WAS SO MOVED I WROTE A

SUBSTANTIAL CHECK TO THE

HOLIDAY APPEAL WE HAVE

HERE.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

I THINK WE ALL DO.

FOLKS, GOD IS GOOD.

HE'S BEEN GOOD TO ME.

HE HAS BEEN GOOD TO TERRY.

HE HAS BEEN GOOD TO CBN.

HE HAS BEEN GOOD TO ALL OF

US.

HOW DO YOU SHOW YOUR

GRATITUDE?

WE CAN'T SEND STUFF UP TO

HEAVEN.

HERE IS 10 BUCKS I'M SENDING

UP TO HEAVEN.

IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY.

BUT IF YOU GIVE TO THE POOR

AND THE NEEDY, YOU'RE

LENDING TO THE LORD.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE

HURTING, AND THEY'RE NOT AS

BLESSED AS WE ARE.

BOTH IN THIS COUNTRY AND

OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

AND WE CAN DO THAT.

WE CAN'T HELP THEM ALL, BUT

WE CAN HELP SOME.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE

INVOLVED.

IT IS CHRISTMASTIME, AND THE

CHRISTMAS STORY, THEY'RE

WRITTEN ON SCROLLS.

HEAR WHAT INSPIRED THIS

UNIQUE ADVENT TREE.

PLUS THE SOUNDS OF THE

SEASON FROM SINGER JENNY

OWENS.

* JESUS IS WITH US

*

Terry: YEARS AGO, LAURA

DIRK'S HUSBAND WAS SO FED UP

WITH THE COMMERCIALISM OF

CHRISTMAS, HE SUGGESTED TO

HIS WIFE THEY SKIP PUTTING

UP A TREE, AFTER ALL, WHAT

DID IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE

TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?

THAT GOT LAURA TO THINKING

AND PRAYING.

THE RESULTS?

REPORTER MICHELLE LOUIS

TRAVELLED TO MICHIGAN TO

FIND OUT FIRSTHAND.

Reporter: THESE DAYS,

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS.

SOME ARE FUN AND CUTE, WHILE

OTHERS STIR UP WARM MEMORIES

OF CHRISTMASES PASSED.

HERE AT SCROLLS AND MORE,

LAURA HOPES HER ORNAMENTS

WILL REMIND PEOPLE OF THE

TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.

SHE CALLS THEM SCRIPTURE

SCROLLS, AND THEY TELL THE

STORY OF CHRISTMAS USING

VERSES FROM THE BIBLE.

THE SCROLL CARRIED GOD'S

WOULWORD A LONG TIME AGO,

AND HE IMPRESSED IT UPON MY

HEART.

Reporter: LAURA DREW

INSPIRATION AFTER BEING

CHALLENGED BY HER HUSBAND

ABOUT THE TRUE MEANING OF

CHRISTMAS.

TALK ABOUT HOW YOU AND

JOE BEGAN TO QUESTION WHAT

CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT?

I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS

ACTUALLY DOING THAT OR I WAS

INVOLVED IN THAT.

IT DID NOT HAVE THE TRUE

MEANING WE KNEW ABOUT.

NOT KNOWING, I SAID TO HER

SOMETHING ALONG THE LINE OF

MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T EVEN HAVE

A TREE THIS YEAR.

Reporter: LAURA PRAYED

ABOUT IT, AND SHE FEELS GOD

SHOWED HER HOW TO BRING BACK

THE TRUE MEANING OF LIFE AND

CHRISTMAS.

HE IMPRESSED UPON MIAMI

HEART IF MY HEART THAT IF I

WOULD HANG SCRIPTURE ON THE

TREE, IT WOULD PLEASE HIS

HEART AND JOE'S.

SO I STARTED DESIGNING A

CONTROL.

Reporter: SO LAURA

STARTED GATHERING SCROLLS

FROM CHRISTMAS CARDS SHE

RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS.

SHE SHOWED ME THE FIRST

SCROLL SHE EVER MADE.

WHEN WE FIRST STARTED, I

WOULD HAND WRITE EACH ONE OF

THEM.

I REALIZED WHEN THEY GOT

WET, THE INK WOULD RUN.

IN FACT, ON THE BACK I

DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY MADE

GOLD CARD BOARDS.

AND I USED TO SPRAY PAINT

THE CARDBOARD GOLD.

Reporter: SHE LANDED

HER FIRST BIG ORDER IN 1994,

AND FOR YEARS MADE SCROLLS

AT HER HOME.

THEN IN 2011, SHE OPENED

"SCROLLS AND MORE."

JOE OVERSEES THE OPERATION,

LAURA DOES WHAT SHE LOVES

BEST, CREATING THE SCROLLS.

SO, LAURA, THIS IS AN

EXAMPLE OF WHAT A CHRISTMAS

TREE LOOKS LIKE WITH

SCRIPTURE SCROLLS.

THIS IS MY TREE.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

TREE.

THIS TREE WILL TELL YOU THE

CHRISTMAS STORY.

WE HAVE 25 VERSES ON THE

TREE.

THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE

TO DO AN ADVENT TREE.

THEY CAN PUT ONE ON THE TREE

STARTING WITH

DECEMBER 1st, AND THERE

ARE 25 IN A SET, AND YOU'LL

FINISH UP ON CHRISTMAS WITH

THE LAST VERSE, WHICH IS

LUKE 2: 20, THE SHEPHERD

WENT OUT GLORIFYING AND

PRAISING GOD FOR ALL THEY

HAD SEEN AND HEARD.

AND WE HAVE A SCROLL THAT

SAYS EVERY GOOD GIFT AND

EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM

THE LORD ABOVE.

Reporter: WHAT EXCITES

THEM MORE IS THE OPPORTUNITY

TO HELP PEOPLE REMEMBER THE

TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.

PEOPLE PROBABLY HAVE

ALREADY STARTED BUYING THEIR

CHRISTMAS TREES, OR THEY'RE

THINKING ABOUT WHAT KIND OF

DECORATIONS AM I GOING TO

PUT ON MY TREE THIS YEAR.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO

THEM?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO REMIND

THEM ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY

SEASON?

I JUST THINK THAT

CHRISTMAS IS AN OPPORTUNITY

FOR US, AS BELIEVERS, TO

STAND OUT.

Terry: I LOVE LAURA'S

SCROLLS.

I HAVE A TREE IN MY OWN HOME

FULL OF THEM.

SHE HAS MADE SOME BEAUTIFUL

ONES FOR MYSELF AND PAT.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO

GET AHOLD OF LAURA'S

SCROLLS, LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

Pat: I LOVE THEM.

DID WE TELL PEOPLE HOW TO

GET THEM?

Terry: YES.

YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com AND

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW TO GET

THEM.

Pat: JUST LOG AND YOU

CAN GET THEM?

Terry: YUP.

Pat: WE DON'T SELL

SCROLLS, BUT SHE DOES.

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE IS FROM

PHILIPPINES 4: 7: "AND THE

PEACE OF GOD, WHICH SURPASS

ALL UNDERSTANDING, WILL

GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS

THROUGH CHRIST JESUS."

THAT IS ONE OF THE GREAT

VERSES OF THE BIBLE.

PHILIPPINES IS ONE OF THE

MOST REJOICEFUL.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH

MUSIC FROM JENNY OWENS.

THE SONG IS FROM HER

CHRISTMAS C.D. CALLED "BRING

US PEACE."

AND NOW FROM THIS AMAZING

ARTIST, WHO HAS BEEN BLIND

SINCE SHE WAS TWO YEARS OLD,

HERE IS JENNY OWENS SINGING

"THIS IS CHRISTMAS."

*

* ONE SMALL LIGHT IN A WORLD

OF DARKNESS *

* ONE SMALL STAR IN THE

SKY *

* ONE SMALL PRAYER ANSWERED

FROM HEAVEN *

* ONE GREAT HOPE IN ONE

SMALL WISH *

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