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700 Club Interactive - The Next Generation - June 7, 2016

Hear from Matt and Laurie Crouch as they share about the death of founders Paul and Jan Crouch and how they are bringing the gospel to the next generation at TBN. Read Transcript


Gordon: MATT AND

LAURIE CROUCH TALK ABOUT

THE LEGACY OF T.B. . TBN.

TBN BELONGS TO GOD'S

PEOPLE.

Gordon: AND THEY

SHARE THEIR VISION FOR THE

FUTURE GENERATION.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

BY MANY MEASURES,

MILLENNIALS ARE MUCH LESS

LIKELY THAN THEIR ELDERS

TO BE RELIGIOUS.

ONLY ABOUT HALF OF

MILLENNIALS SAY THEY

BELIEVE IN GOD WITH

ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY.

AND ONLY FOUR IN 10 SAY

RELIGION IS VERY IMPORTANT

IN THEIR LIVES.

Terry: MATT AND

LAURIE CROUCH AIM TO REACH

THIS GENERATION.

BACK IN 1973, MATT'S

PARENTS, PAUL AND JAN,.

Starr: ESTARTED THE TRINITY

BROADCASTING CENTER.

TODAY THEY HAVE 37 OWNED

AND OPERATED STATIONS

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AS

WELL AS A NUMBER OF GLOBAL

NETWORKS.

AND THEY'RE WORKING HARD

TO REACH THE NEXT

GENERATION.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: FOR THE

LAST 43 YEARS, THE TRINITY

BROADCASTING NETWORK HAS

BEEN OFFERING 24 HOURS OF

FAITH-BASED INSPIRATIONAL

BROADCASTING TO MILLIONS.

PAUL PASSED AWAY THREE

YEARS AGO, AND HIS SON,

MATT, AND HIS DAUGHTER,

LAURIE, HAVE ARE PASSING

ALONG THE LEGACY.

THEY WILL START THE

HILLSONG NETWORK THIS

MONTH AND THE LAUNCH OF AN

HISPANIC NETWORK.

Gordon: JOINING US

NOW ARE MATT AND LAURIE

CROUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: WE'RE HONORED

BECAUSE YOUR DEAR MOTHER

PASSED AWAY, AND YOU

CHOICE TO COME.

YOU'VE BEEN ON THE

SCHEDULE, AND WE THANK YOU

FOR BEING HERE.

THIS IS REALLY OUR

FIRST OPPORTUNITY EVEN TO

SPEAK ABOUT THIS WHOLE

THING.

IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK TO OUR

FAMILY.

LAURIE AND I WERE WITH MOM

WHEN SHE TOOK HER LAST

BREATH.

SHE OPENED HER EYES,

LOOKED RIGHT AT LAURIE,

WHICH IS HER WAY OF

SAYING, SHE LOVED HER MORE

THAN SHE LOVED ME, I

THINK --

Gordon: YOU'RE TAKING

IT THE WRONG WAY.

SHE IS JUST PRETTIER.

Gordon: DIDN'T SHE

FIND LAURIE FOR YOU?

SHE DID.

THAT WAS AN ELEVATOR

EXPERIENCE IN TULSA,

OKLAHOMA.

WE JUST WERE WITH HER WHEN

SHE TOOK HER ELEVATOR RIDE

TO HEAVEN.

SO MY MOM AND LAURIE HAD A

VERY SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP,

AND IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE

WITH HER WHEN SHE PASSED.

Gordon: YOU MET IN AN

ELEVATOR?

I DID.

YOU WANT TO HEAR A CHUNK

OF IT?

Gordon: SURE.

WE WERE AT A CA CAMP IN

1983, AND I HEARD SOMEONE

SAY THERE IS JAN CROUCH.

I TURNED, AND I WAS WITH

MY OWN PARENTS, AND I JUST

LOOKED AT MY MOM, AND I

SAID, I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

AND AS GOD AS MY WITNESS,

I TALK ABOUT THE NUDGE

THAT LED ME TO FOLLOW HER

TO THE ELEVATORS OF THIS

HOTEL THAT I WASN'T EVEN

STAYING IN.

AND IT HAD TO BE THE HOLY

SPIRIT BECAUSE I WOULD

HAVE NEVER DONE THAT.

I WAS JUST TRAUMATIZED

THAT I WAS DOING THAT TO

MYSELF AND GETTING ON THE

ELEVATOR WITH HER, YOU

KNOW.

AND I SAW WHAT NUMBER SHE

PUSHED, AND I PUSHED THE

NUMBER ABOVE, AND GOT IN

THE CORNER AND THOUGHT, I

WILL NEVER TELL ANYBODY I

THAT I HAD EVER DONE THIS.

ABOUT THE FIFTH FLOOR,

ABOUT EVERYBODY GOT OUT,

BUT HER AND ME.

AND SHE LOOKED AND ME AND

SHE SAID, DO I KNOW YOU

FROM SOMEWHERE?

AND I SAID NO, BUT I SEEN

YOU, AND WE CHATTED JUST

FOR A SECOND.

THE DOORS OPENED FOR HER

FLOOR, AND I HELD THE

ELEVATOR FOR HER, AND I

SAID, I THINK THIS IS YOUR

FLOOR.

AND SHE GOT OUT AND TURNED

BACK AND SAID, CAN I ASK

HOW OLD YOU ARE?

I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET MY

SON.

33 YEARS AGO.

I FELT THAT SAME HAND

THAT NUDGED ME, THAT DREW

ME TO OUR FIRST HELLO, I

FELT THAT LAST WEEK FOR

HER FINAL GOOD-BYE.

FOR HER ELEVATOR RIDE TO

THE SKY.

BUT SHE JUST WAS AMAZING.

AND STILL PEOPLE GO, HOW

DO YOU FEEL?

IS EVERYTHING OKAY?

NO, NOT EVERYTHING IS OKAY

RIGHT NOW.

BUT IT IS, IT'S SETTLED IN

HEAVEN.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT.

YEAH.

WE'RE STILL STRUGGLING FOR

WORDS.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

SAY IT ACCEPT IT WAS A

SHOCK.

FORGIVE US IF WE ARE NOT

SAYING EVERYTHING RIGHT

TODAY.

Gordon: YOU'RE SAYING

EVERYTHING RIGHT TODAY.

AS LONG AS IT IS FROM YOUR

HEART, IT IS RIGHT.

SHE WAS REALLY INVESTED IN

YOUR MARRIAGE?

OH, YEAH.

YEAH.

Gordon: AND SHE WENT

ON YOUR HONEYMOON?

WHERE DO YOU GET THIS

INTEL, GORDON.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT YOU.

Gordon: SHE TOLD ME.

AS A PART OF OUR

HONEYMOON, WE JOINED A TBN

TOUR BACK IN 1985, AND

THAT WAS A VERY SPECIAL

PART OF OUR HONEYMOON.

THE TBN FAMILY WAS OUR

FAMILY AND IS OUR FAMILY.

WE GROW UP, WE GET

MARRIED, AND WE HAVE

BABIES WITH OUR FAMILY.

[LAUGHTER]

ONE OF OUR BABIES IS IN

THE STUDIO WITH US.

YES.

Gordon: HOW DID YOU

FIND OUT ABOUT THIS

ELEVATOR EXPERIENCE?

MY MOM CALLED ME THAT

AFTERNOON AND SAID --

Gordon: SAME DAY?

SAME DAY.

THAT WAS LUNCH TIME, AND

SHE CALLED ME THAT

AFTERNOON AND SAID, AFTER

WE'RE DONE WITH THE

TAPING, COME TO THE BOOTH

WHERE WE ARE.

I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU

TO SOMEBODY.

I FOUND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

GIRL.

AND I WENT, OH, GOD, NO.

I FELT SO SORRY FOR

HIM.

AND LITERALLY, I GOT

OUT OF THE TRUCK, I WAS

DIRECTING THAT NIGHT, THE

BIG CONVENTION, AND GOT

OUT, AND SHE IS STANDING

THERE, AND MAY MOM.

SHE TOOK SOME MONEY IN HER

HAND, PUT IT IN MY HAND,

TOOK OUR HANDS, PUT THEM

TOGETHER LIKE THIS AND

SAID, NOW YOU GUYS GO GET

TO KNOW EACH OTHER.

AND IT WAS A FINGER

POINT.

SO WAS MY MOM.

Gordon: DID SHE PAY

FOR YOUR FIRST DATE?

SHE DID.

YEAH.

WE WALKED ACROSS THE

PARKING LOT BE ATE AT A

LITTLE RESTAURANT.

Gordon: WAS SHE THERE

WHEN YOU GAVE BIRTH TO

CHILDREN?

YES, SHE WAS.

WE HAD THE DOOR OPEN.

I'M TELLING MY DOCTOR, YOU

HAVE GOT TO MY

MOTHER-IN-LAW OUT OF THIS

ROOM.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: SHE WAS

INVESTED.

THAT HAPPENED.

YES, SHE WAS.

OH, YES.

SHE WAS INVESTED.

Gordon: HOW WAS THAT

FOR YOU?

LOOK AT HER.

THE LIGHT DIDN'T HAVE TO

GO ON VERY MUCH.

I GOT THE COURAGE TO HAVE

MY MOM CALL HER MOM A WEEK

LATER -- THAT'S HOW MUCH

COURAGE I HAD.

AND SHE ANSWERED THE

PHONE, AND I SAID, HEY,

MISITHIS IS MATT.

MY MOM WANTS TO TALK TO

YOUR MOM.

Gordon: HOW OLD WERE

YOU?

I WAS 19 OR 20 --

I WAS 19 AND YOU WERE

21.

SO WE FOUND EACH OTHER

AGAIN IN FLORIDA AND SPENT

A LITTLE TIME TOGETHER AND

FELL IN LOVE, AND WERE

MARRIED ABOUT A YEAR AND A

HALF LATER.

Gordon: MY SON IS 21,

AND MY WIFE IS IN THE

AUDIENCE, AND I THINK SHE

IS GETTING SOME IDEAS.

GET ON IT.

GET ON IT NOW.

Gordon: GET ON AN

ELEVATOR, HAVE CASH IN

YOUR HAND, AND YOU CAN

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

AND PICK HER OUT.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS YOUR MOTHERS

BIGGEST LEGACY, OUTSIDE OF

YOUR MARRIAGE?

THE NETWORK.

THE INTERIOR OF HER.

SHE ALWAYS SAID -- SHE

ALWAYS TALKED LIKE THIS,

JESUS LOVES YOU AND I LOVE

YOU, AND SHE'S ALWAYS

CRYING AND EVERYTHING.

BUT DON'T LET THAT FOOL

YOU.

SHE WAS STEEL, WRAPPED IN

VELVET, COVERED IN BARBED

WIRE.

THAT WAS MY MOTHER.

YOU START MESSING WITH

WHAT GOD CALLED MY PARENTS

TO DO OR MESSING WITH US,

IT WAS PERVERBIAL HELL TO

TAKE.

SHE WAS VERY MUCH A

FIGHTER.

AND, ALSO, SHE WAS A

FORCE THAT YOU DIDN'T MESS

WITH GOD'S CHILDREN.

SHE WAS THE FIRST ONE --

MANY, MANY PEOPLE THAT YOU

AND I BOTH KNOW -- YOU

CALL JAN.

IF YOU GET A BAD REPORT

FROM A DOCTOR, YOU WANT TO

CALL JANUARY 1ST THING.

JAN FIRST THING.

SHE IS NOT GOING TO SAY,

CAN I PRAY FOR YOU.

SHE IS GOING TO

IMMEDIATELY GO INTO WAR

PRAYER FOR YOU.

HER FAITH IN GOD, HER

FAITH TO SEE MIRACLES, WAS

JUST WHO SHE WAS.

THAT WAS JUST GOD WAS

GOING TO DO A MIRACLE.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SEE

TODAY, THERE IS GOING TO

BE A MIRACLE.

AND WE'RE GETTING SO

MANY REPORTS, WHEN THE

NEWS OF HER PASSING AND

HER TRANSITION -- I YOU YOU

KNOW, I STARTED GETTING

MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE LIKE

DAVE REVER, SAYING YOUR

MOTHER SAVED MY LIFE.

YOUR MOTHER PRAYED FOR ME

AND SAVED MY LIFE.

WE HAD A FRIEND THAT LOST

A SON, AND HE, IN HIS TEXT

IN MY PHONE, IT WAS YOUR

MOTHER LITERALLY KEPT ME

ALIVE DURING THAT TIME.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE

WOULD -- WHEN YOU GOT TO

KNOW WHO SHE WAS, SHE WAS

RELENTLESS IN REGARD TO

PROTECTING THE MINISTRY OF

TRINITY.

RELENTLESS IN REGARD TO

THAT.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT AN

AMAZING LEGACY.

AND YOU'RE ALREADY

PLANNING SOME NEW THINGS

FOR TBN.

AND, LAURIE, I UNDERSTAND

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE YOUR

OWN SHOW NOW.

YES.

MATTHEW, HE IS GETTING

ME IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.

MOM -- ACTUALLY, THAT WAS

THE LAST TIME WE SAW HER.

SHE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT

THE "HOPE AND GRACE," --

I'M SORRY, BEFORE THE

STROKE.

SHE SAID, LAURIE, YOU'VE

GOT TO DO SOMETHING.

WE'RE MISSING LOVE.

WE'RE GOWE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

WITH LOVE.

SHE SAID, YOU HAVE GOT TO

GET THE GIRLS TOGETHER --

CHRISTINE CANE AND

BOBBIE AND VICIO OLSTEEN.

IT'S IN THE EARLY STAGES,

BUT IT WILL BE ONE OF THE

LEGACIES OF MY MOM.

I MIGHT POP IN LIKE

BARBARA WALTERS FOR A

SECOND.

SHE SAID, I LOVE HOPE

AND GRACE, AND WE NEED A

WOMEN'S PROGRAM.

Gordon: YOU SHOULDN'T

BE POPPING IN.

YOU SHOULD BE THE AN ANCHOR.

YOU'RE SO SWEET.

WE BOTH AGREE WITH IT,

SO YOU'RE STUCK WITH IT.

Gordon: I THINK THAT

IS ABSOLUTELY GRACE.

THAT WILL BE A NICE LEGACY

PIECE FOR JAN AS WELL.

IT WAS HER CONCEPT, HER

IDEA.

YEAH, IT WAS.

SO I CAN TOTALLY RELY ON

THAT.

IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME

SHE HAS DONE THINGS TO ME,

SO.

SHE WAS MY BIGGEST

CHEERLEADER, MY BIGGEST

FAN, YOU KNOW.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

HAVE PLANNED FOR

MILLENNIALS?

I KNOW IN OUR STRATEGY, IT

IS ONE OF THE BIG UNSOLVED

PUZZLES, HOW DO WE REACH

THEM?

HOW DO WE EVEN GET INTO

THEIR LIVES?

THEY'RE NOT WATCHING

TELEVISION.

HOW DO YOU REACH THEM?

YEAH.

WE JOIN UP WITH YOU.

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THAT

A MULTI-ORGANIZATION

PROJECT, GORDON,

SERIOUSLY.

AND WE NEED TO TAKE

RESOURCES AND ALLOCATE

THEM TOGETHER, WORK THIS

OUT, AND GET THIS FIGURED

OUT.

SO THAT'S ONE THING.

WE'VE LAUNCHED HILLSONG

CHANNEL.

MUSIC IS A BIG PIECE OF

THAT CHANNEL, NOT THE

ENTIRETY OF THE CHANNEL,

BUT A BIG PART OF IT.

WE HAVE A NETWORK CALLED

"JUICE" THEY WE WANT TO

EXPAND.

AND WE HAVE AN ENTIRE

CHILDREN'S NETWORK THAT WE

WOULD LOVE TO BE THE HOME

OF "SUPERBOOK," AND WE'LL

GET TO THAT AND MAKE SURE

SOME OF THOSE THINGS

HAPPEN.

AT A TIME WHEN YOU'RE NOT

SUPPOSED TO BE DOING

BUSINESS, YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND

GRIEVING, WE GOT ON AN

AIRPLANE THIS MORNING, WE

LEFT AT 5:45 IN THE

MORNING, GOT HERE, BECAUSE

WE BELIEVE THIS WAS A

SIGNIFICANT DAY IN OUR

LIVES, AND TO COME UP HERE

AND PROVE TO YOU THAT WE

SEE THAT WORKING TOGETHER

IS THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO

SOLVE A LOT OF THOSE HARD

ISSUES.

Gordon: AMEN.

LET'S DO IT.

YEAH.

WE CAN TALK A LONG TIME,

BUT I THINK I'VE GOT TO

GO.

SO THANKS FOR BEING WITH

US.

AND, TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: COMING UP, A

LITTLE GIRL HAS A VISION

ON HER SIXTH BIRTHDAY.

SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: ESTHER IS A

LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG

DREAM.

SHE WANTS ALL OF THE

CHILDREN IN MUMBAI,

INDIANA, TO SEE

"SUPERBOOK," SO THEY WILL

COME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

ESTHER KNOWS, THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS THE ONE TRUE

GOD.

Reporter: ESTHER WAS

FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN SHE

FIRST SAW "SUPERBOOK."

HER FATHER FOUNDITO O FOUND IT ON A

YouTube CHANNEL.

IN ONE STORY, ESTHER SAW

HOW SATAN AND SIN

CORRUPTED EVERYONE.

BUT SHE ALSO SAW THERE WAS

HOPE IN THE ONE SHE DIDN'T

YET BELIEVE IN, JESUS

CHRIST.

GOD FORGIVES US, AND

THEN IT IS GOOD FOR US.

Reporter: ABOUT A

MONTH AFTER WATCHING THAT

STORY, ESTHER HAD HER

SIXTH BIRTHDAY.

HER COUSIN SANG A SONG TO

HER IN INDIA, BUT SHE ONLY

UNDERSTOOD ENGLISH AND

THOUGHT THEY WERE MAKING

FUN OF HER.

SHE WENT TO BED ANGRY, NOT

KNOWING THAT GOD WAS ABOUT

TO GIVE HER A SPECIAL

GIFT.

WHEN I FELL ASLEEP, I

SAW A VISION.

IT WAS "SUPERBOOK."

AND THAT WAS THE STRENGTH

OF GOD.

I THOUGHT THIS DREAM WAS

MAKING MY HEART BLACK, AND

I SAID TO GOD, REMOVE THE

BLACK HEART FROM ME AND

GIVE ME A SOFT HEART.

A RAIN GO CAME OUT OF

HER HEART AND COVERED HER

BODY.

THEN I SAW JESUS WAS

COMING IN MY HEART AND

WOULD ALWAYS STAY WITH ME

FOREVER.

Reporter: WHEN ESTHER

WOKE UP, SHE KNEW FOR

CERTAIN THAT JESUS IS GOD

AND HE FORGAVE HER SINS.

SHE IMMEDIATELY APOLOGIZED

TO HER COUSINS FOR GETTING

ANGRY DURING THE PARTY.

AFTER THE VISION, MY

HEART KNEW THAT EVERYTHING

WAS CHANGING.

Reporter: ESTHER NOW

HELPS HER MOTHER RUN A

"SUPERBOOK" CLUB IN

MUMBAI.

IT IS HER AND CHILDREN

LIKE HER UNDERSTAND THAT

JESUS CHRIST IS THE TRUE

ONE GOD.

HE GAVE ME STRENGTH,

GAVE ME POWER.

I PLAY WITH MY FRIENDS,

LETTING THEM KNOW MORE AND

MORE AND MORE ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

Terry: "SUPERBOOK" IS

A GREAT WAY TO REACH THE

NEXT GENERATION.

AND IT IS CURRENTLY IN 38

COUNTRIES.

IT IS SOON GOING TO BE IN

50 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

WE HAVE ABOUT 135 MILLION

VIEWERS OF "SUPERBOOK,"

AND THIS YEAR WE ARE OUT

TO DOUBLE THAT.

WHEN YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB,

YOU'RE GOING TO RECEIVE

THREE COPIES OF THE NEWEST

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK,"

"NEHEMIAH," AND THEN EVERY

FOUR TO SIX WEEKS, YOU'LL

RECEIVE EACH NEW EPISODE

THAT COMES OUT.

AND D.V.D. CLUB MEMBERS

RECEIVE FREE STREAMING OF

EPISODE ONE AND EPISODE

TWO.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE A PART

OF THAT, OUR NUMBER IS

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com.

WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU HELP

MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO

CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE ALL

OF THESE AMAZING BIBLE

STORIES FOR THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD.

WE LIVE IN THE DAY WHERE

THIS NEEDS TO BE A TOP

PRIORITY.

GORDON, THAT IS YOUR

VISION AND WE THANK YOU

FOR IT.

Gordon: I WANT THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD TO

GET THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT BY JUST JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

> STILL AHEAD, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

FIRST, NEW APPS THAT CAN

HELP YOU SHARE YOUR FAITH

AND DRAW CLOSER TO GOD.

AND THAT'S UP NEXT, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: CARRYING A

BIBLE TO CHURCH IS NO

LONGER THE TREND.

A MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS

ARE USING THEIR CELL

PHONES INSTEAD.

NOT JUST TO READ THE

BIBLE, BUT TO DEEPEN THEIR

FAITH IN OTHER WAYS.

TAKE A LOOK.

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION

OF THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD,

AND TODAY IT IS ALL ABOUT

THAT APP.

THAT APP.

YES, IN PART, IT IS

BECAUSE YOU HAVE IT, AND

JOINING US A CAYLEB

KINSLO.

CALEB, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

THE FIRST APP WAS

SUGGESTED TO US BY ONE OF

OUR VIEWERS IN VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA.

EFREM, OFTEN TIME IT CAN

BE DIFFICULT TO PUT YOUR

FAITH INTO WORK.

Efrem: INDEED.

AND IT IS CALLED "DARE

TO SHARE."

IT IS BASED OFF OF THE

SPOKEN WORD BY THE ARTIST

"PROPAGANDA."

GUARD OUR SIN.

Efrem: THAT'S LIFE IN

SIX WORKS.

SO HOW DOES THE "DARE TO

SHARE" APP WORK.

IT HAS FIVE POINTS:

WHAT TO SHARE, WHY TO

SHARE, WHERE TO SHARE, AND

SHARE, AND HOW TO SHARE.

THE HOW TO SHARE GIVES YOU

INSIGHTS TO OTHER PEOPLE'S

BELIEFS SYSTEMS.

AND THE NEXT APP IS CALLED

"GO TANDEM."

THE GUYS SURVEYED 100,000

PEOPLE IN 20 COUNTRIES

OVER THE COURSE OF SEVEN

YEARS.

Efrem: WHAT DID THEY

FIND IN ALL OF THAT

RESEARCH?

THEY FOUND THAT THE

DOMINANT FACTOR IN

PEOPLE'S SPIRITUAL GROWTH

IS PEOPLE WHO ENGAGE IN

THE BIBLE AT LEAST FOUR

TIMES A WEEK.

Efrem: WHAT DOES THAT

MEAN, ENGAGING MY BIBLE?

IT MEANS PEOPLE WHO

WILL READ, REFLECT, AND

RESPOND IN SOME KIND OF

WAY.

Efrem: IT SOUNDS LIKE

THE KEYS TO BREAKING A BAD

HABIT?

IT ACTUALLY IT.

IN ORDER TO BREAK A BAD

HABIT YOU NEED THREE

THINGS: MOTIVATION, YOU

NEED TOOLS -- AND YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT SMARTPHONES

AND TABLETS -- AND THEN

YOU NEED A TRIGGER, AN

ALARM.

Efrem: HOW EXACTLY

DOES IT WORK?

YOU BASICALLY START

WITH THE SOCIAL PROFILE.

IT WILL TAKE ABOUT SIX

QUESTIONS, KNOW WHO YOU

ARE AND WHAT YOU'RE

DEALING WITH.

AND FROM THERE IT CREATES

A PROFILE ON YOU.

ONCE YOU GET YOUR PROFILE,

IT WILL SEND YOU SHORT

STORIES AND VERSES TO

ENCOURAGE YOU THROUGHOUT

THE DAY.

Efrem: THAT'S PRETTY

GOOD.

WHAT'S THE THIRD AND FINAL

APP?

IT IS CALLED

" iDISCIPLE."

Efrem: WHAT DOES THIS

APP INVOLVE?

THIS APP HAS 75,000

BITS OF CONTENT UPDATED.

Efrem: WHAT IS THE

CONTENT?

YOU CREATE A SPIRITUAL

PROFILE.

INSTEAD OF JUST GIVING YOU

BIBLE VERSES, YOU'RE

GETTING TOP SERMONS FROM

SOME OF THE BEST SPEAKERS.

YOU'RE GETTING POD CASTS

AND STREAMING MUSIC

SERVICE WITHOUT ANY

INTERRUPTION.

SO TONS MORE CONTENT.

Efrem: IT IS KIND OF

LIKE WHATEVER IS THE BEST

WAY FOR YOU TO LEARN

SOMETHING, YOU'VE GOT IT.

YES.

Efrem: THAT'S GOING

TO DO IT FOR THIS EDITION.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM, AN.

AND I'M CAYLEB KINSLO,

AND THIS IS YOUR DIGITAL

DOWNLOAD.

Gordon: THERE ARE

LOTS OF APPS OUT THERE.

AND I'LL DO A SHAKELESS

PLUG FOR THE MY CBN PRAYER

APP.

AND THAT'S AVAILABLE IN

THE iTUNE STORES AND

GOOGLE PLAY.

IT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

AND IF YOU WANT A

WONDERFUL BIBLE APP, CHECK

OUT THE "SUPERBOOK" BIBLE

APP.

THAT IS ONE FOR KIDS OF

ALL AGES, AND IT WILL LINK

INTO THE "SUPERBOOK"

STORIES, AS WELL AS A

COMPLETE BIBLE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES IN

THE BIBLE THERE ON THE

"SUPERBOOK" APP.

Terry: AND WE HAVE

ANOTHER WAY TO GROW AND

SHARE YOUR FAITH.

IT'S OUR WEBSITE,

700clubinteractive.com.

YOU CAN SEND US YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS OR A

PRAISE REPORT, EVEN SEND

US A QUESTION YOU WOULD

LIKE TO SEE ANSWERED ON

THIS PROGRAM.

AND YOU CAN CONNECT WITH

US ON Facebook, TWITTER,

INSTAGRAM.

AND IF YOU MISS A SHOW --

THIS IS GREAT -- YOU CAN

ALSO WATCH US ON THE MY

CBN APP.

JUST DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR

PHONE.

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME

TO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR

FAMILY.

ANDREA SAYS, "I'M A CHILD

CARE PROVIDER, AND I TEACH

THE WORD OF GOD IN MY HOME

EVERY DAY.

I'VE HAD BACKLASH FROM

SOME PARENTS WHO DON'T

LIKE THAT I DO THAT.

PLEASE PRAY THAT THE

PARENTS' HEARTS WILL BE

OPEN AND MY BUSINESS DOES

NOT SUFFER."

CHRISTIAN WRITES, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY FRIEND COLIN,

HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN

JESUS NOR GOD.

HE ARGUES EVERYPOINT.

EVERY POINT.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS HEART

TO BE OPENED."

ELIZABETH SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY SON, HE NEEDS

HEALING AND SALVATION."

AND SHIRLEY SAYS,, "I NEED

PRAYER FOR MY

GRANDDAUGHTERS, WHO LOST

THEIR MOM, AND THERE DAD

IS RAISING THEM, AND THERE

ARE SOME STRUGGLES THERE,

TOO."

Terry: WHERE TWO OR

MORE ARE GATHERED, GOD

HERE'S US.

FATHER, YOU ARE SO BIG, SO

GREAT, SO AWESOME.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT

US.

JESUS, YOU DIED TO SET US

FREE.

YOU'VE HEARD THE PLEA OF

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO

SIMPLY WANT MORE OF YOU IN

THEIR LIVES, WHO WANT THE

COMFORT OF YOUR PRESENCE,

THE PEACE OF YOUR SPIRIT,

GOD.

THE POWER OF YOUR

MIRACLELESMIRACULOUS TOUCH.

FOR ALL OF THESE REQUESTS,

GOD, WOULD YOU JUST POUR

OUT YOUR SPIRIT.

WOULD YOU BE PRESENT WITH

THEM IN THEIR PLACE OF

NEED AND HURT.

WOULD YOU TOUCH, JESUS,

RIGHT NOW, WITH YOUR HOLY,

HOLY BEING.

WOULD YOU SIMPLY COME AND

INVADE US.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

SWEEP OUT OUR HEARTS AND

FILL THEM WITH YOU.

YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE.

YOU ARE OUR SALVATION.

YOU ARE OUR JOY.

YOU ARE OUR LOVE, GOD.

OUR EARS ARE BENT TO YOU

AND OUR HEARTS ARE

LISTENING.

Gordon: AND, LORD, WE

JUST ASK THAT YOU WOULD

JUST COMFORT YOUR PEOPLE.

COMFORT THEM AND BE WITH

THEM.

LORD, I JUST ASK THAT YOU

WOULD CAUSE YOUR FACE TO

SHINE UPON THEM AND GIVE

THEM YOUR PEACE.

THAT PEACE THAT SURPASSES

ALL UNDERSTANDING.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED,

LET THEM JUST BE ABLE TO

CLIMB UP IN DADDY'S LAP,

IN THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER'S

EMBRACE.

AND LET THEM FEEL YOUR

PRESENCE AND KNOW THAT YOU

ARE THE GOD OF ALL

COMFORT.

BE WITH THEM, LORD, FOR WE

ASK IT U ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU NEED

PRAYER, WE LOVE TO PRAY

FOR PEOPLE.

IT IS OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND MAKE A

CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

AND YOU CAN EVEN PUT IT ON

SPEED DIAL BECAUSE WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU, 24 HOURS A

DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK,

THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY ON

THE OTHER END OF THAT LINE

WHO WILL SAY, HOW CAN I

PRAY FOR YOU?

HOW CAN I BRING THE LOVE

OF GOD TO YOUR LIFE TODAY?

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM PSALMS: "SO EACH

GENERATION SHOULD SET ITS

HOPE ANEW ON GOD, NOT

FORGETTING HIS GLORIOUS

MIRACLES, AND OBEYING HIS

COMMANDS."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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