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700 Club Interactive - September 1, 2016

Telly Award winning Studio 5 host, Efrem Graham, brings his weekly “Top 5” trending topics. Read Transcript


Gordon: EXTREME

ATHLETES ARE OFTEN

ADRENALIN JUNKIES, LIKE

PRO SNOWBOARDER ANDY

FINCH.

I LOVE TO FLY, LIKE

JUMPING OUT OF TREES.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE AIR,

THE BOUNDARIES ARE ALMOST

GONE.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

SNOWBOARDING SUCCESS LED

TO BAD DECISIONS.

I WAS TRAVELLING ALL

AROUND THE WORLD, AND WHAT

COMES WITH FREEDOM?

PARTYING.

YOU CAN KIND OF JUST BLOW

MONEY AT WILL.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WHY WOULD A SUCCESSFUL

CELEBRITY WALK AWAY FROM A

HIT TV SHOW?

AND WHY ARE PEOPLE BURNING

ONE NFL QUARTERBACK'S

JERSEY?

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THE ANSWERS TO THOSE

QUESTIONS IN THIS WEEK'S

TOP FIVE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE:

* LOOK AT YOU

Efrem: ALICIA KEYS IS

NO LONGER DOING MAKEUP.

THE 15-TIME GRAMMY

AWARD-WINNING SINGER AND

SONGWRITER IS MAKING

HEADLINES AFTER GRACING

MAGAZINE COVERS AND AWARDS

SHOWS BARE FACED.

SHE HAS FACED SOME

CRITICISM, PROMPTING THIS

RECENT TWEET.

"ME CHOOSING TO BE MAKEUP

FREE DOESN'T MEAN I AM

ANTI-MAKEUP.

YOU DO YOU."

> COMING IN AT NUMBER

FOUR, A FUNNY FAREWELL:

CAN YOU STOP THE KIDS

FROM LICKING THE DISPLAY

CASE.

KIDS!

THEY GET THAT FROM THEIR

MOTHER.

WATCH YOUR CHILDREN,

SIR.

I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

DON'T SASS OFF TO THE

NICE MAN.

Efrem: COMEDIAN JIM

GAFFAGAN AND HIS WIFE ARE

PULLING THE PLUG ON THEIR

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SHOW

AFTER JUST TWO SEASONS.

IN A TWEET, THE COMEDIAN

NOTED: "THE TIME

COMMITMENT TO MAKE THE

QUALITY OF SHOW WE WANTED

WAS TAKING US AWAY FROM

OUR MOST IMPORTANT

PROJECT, OUR FIVE

CHILDREN."

> NOW TO NUMBER THREE...

THERE IS A LOT OF

THINGS I NEED TO CHANGE.

ONE SPECIFICALLY IS POLICE

BRUTALITY.

CO COLIN KAEPERNICK SAYS

HE WON'T STAND FOR THE

ANTHEM UNTIL HE SEES

CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY.

THERE ARE PEOPLE BEING

MURDERED UNJUSTLY AND NOT

BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

COPS ARE GETTING PAID

LEAVE FOR KILLING PEOPLE.

THAT'S NOT RIGHT.

THAT'S NOT RIGHT BY

ANYONE'S STANDARDS.

Efrem: AND AT NUMBER

TWO: ACTOR KIRK CAMERON

ANNOUNCES A THEATRICAL

EVENT TO INSPIRE A NATION.

ON OCTOBER 18th,

DR. BEN CARSON, ME,

FRANCIS CHEN, DR. JAMES

McDONALD, ERIC

METAXAS -- WE'RE GOING TO

BE TOGETHER FOR AN

EXCITING INTERACTIVE

EVENT.

THERE IS GOING TO BE

INSPIRING MESSAGES, A TIME

TO PRAY AND WORSHIP WITH

PEOPLE IN YOUR THEATERS.

Efrem: THIS EVENT IS

CALLED "REVIVAL."

> AND NOW TO NUMBER ONE:

HIP-HOP ARTIST LE CRAE

JOINS MICHAEL W. SMITH

THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND FOR

"PASSION FOR AMERICA."

IT IS A LAUNCH PARTLY FOR

A DISCIPLESHIP REVOLUTION,

AND AN APP CALLED LIFELINE

9-1-1.

THE PURPOSE OF THE

MUSIC FESTIVAL, "PASSION

FOR AMERICA" WHICH WILL

KICK OFF ON

NOVEMBER 4th, IN SOUTH

DAKOTA, IS TO GIVE AWAY

THE APP AND I IGNITE A

DISCIPLESHIP AROUND THE

WORLD AND ACROSS THE

NATION.

Gordon: EFREM GRAHAM

IS JOINING US NOW.

LET'S GO TO COLIN

KAEPERNICK.

HE IS GETTING HIS JERSEY

BURNED --

Efrem: YES, HE IS.

Gordon: AND HE IS

TAKING A LOT OF HEAT.

FOR HIM, PERSONALLY, DO

YOU THINK IT IS WORTH IT?

Efrem: I'M NOT SURE

IT IS WORTH IT, AND THE

TIMING OF IT.

AND MANY ARE QUESTIONING

THE DECISION TO MAKE THIS

DECISION WHILE HE IS NOT

THE LEADING QUARTERBACK.

BUT HE QUIETLY SAT DOWN

DURING THE NATIONAL

ANTHEM.

HE HAS SEEN SOME SUPPORT.

I'VE SEEN POSTS FROM SOME

VETERANS WHO SAID, WE

FIGHT AND DIE FOR YOUR

RIGHT TO NOT STAND, AND

THEY'RE STANDING WITH HIM,

TO SHOW HIM SUPPORT.

BUT I'M THE NOT SURE HE IS

GOING TO FEEL LIKE THIS

WAS WORTH IT.

PROFESSIONALLY, ANYWAY.

I APPLAUD HIS STAND.

AND WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF

ATHLETES TAKE A STAND.

FROM ALL SIDES, THERE ARE

JUST SO MANY THINGS AT

PLAY.

I THINK I WAS READING THIS

MORNING, THE TIMING OF HIM

TAKING THE STAND COMES

JUST TWO DAYS AFTER NBA

STAR DWANE WADE HAD HIS

COUSIN SHOT AND KILLED IN

CHICAGO WHILE PUSHING A

BABY CARRIAGE.

AND THEY SAY, YOU CAN TAKE

A STAND FOR POLICE

BRUTALITY, BUT WHY NOT

TAKE A STAND ON "BLACK ON

BLACK" CRIME.

I WAS SURPRISED AT THE

FAST AND HEIGHT OF THE

REACTION.

Gordon: IT HAS

DEFINITELY GONE UP.

IT IS BEYOND VIRAL AT THIS

POINT.

Efrem: AND THIS IS

MORE THAN A WEEK LATER.

Gordon: AND PEOPLE

ARE GOING OUT AND BURNING

A JERSEY THAT SHOWS THE

INTENSITY OF THE PASSION.

I THINK, PERSONALLY, HE

HAS TORCHED THINGS.

HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE

TO GET AN ENDORSEMENT

DEAL.

Efrem: NO.

Gordon: I KNOW THE

TEAM HE IS ON, AND IF THEY

WANT TO TRADE HIM, DOES

ANY TEAM WANT TO PICK HIM

UP WITH THIS CONTROVERSY

HAPPENING, AND PROBABLY

THE ANSWER IS NO.

FOR HIM, PERSONALLY, I

THINK HE IS GOING TO PAY A

VERY HIGH PRICE FOR THIS.

I WONDER WILL THE FUTURE

COLIN KAEPERNICK 10 YEARS

FROM NOW LOOK BACK AND

SAY, WHAT WERE YOU

THINKING?

AT THE SAME TIME, I REALLY

ADMIRE IT.

I WANT TO LIVE IN A

COUNTRY WHERE IF YOU WANT

TO OPT OUT OF THE "PLEDGE

OF ALLEGIANCE," YOU CAN.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: I MAY NOT

AGREE WITH YOU, AND I MAY

NOT AGREE WITH THE

REASONS, BUT I LOVE THE

FACT THAT WE LIVE IN A

COUNTRY WHERE YOU'RE ABLE

TO DO THAT.

AND THE OTHER THING I LIKE

ABOUT WHAT HE IS DOING IS

HE IS ACTUALLY GETTING

PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT THE

UNDERLYING ISSUE, WHICH IS

SOMETHING THAT IS

ABSOLUTELY NEEDED.

Efrem: UH-HUH.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS ABOUT KATRINA IS

THAT IT PULLED BACK THE

LID OF, WELL, THERE ARE

SOME PEOPLE IN EXTREME

POVERTY RIGHT HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES WHO CAN'T

EVEN AFFORD TO GET ON A

BUS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY

OF A HURRICANE.

Efrem: YEAH.

Gordon: AND WE

IGNORED THAT.

AND NOW WE'RE BACK IN IT

AGAIN.

THIS TIME FROM ALL OF THE

SHOOTINGS, AND WHETHER YOU

TALK ABOUT FROM A POLICE

STANDPOINT OR A "BLACK ON

BLACK" CRIME STANDPOINT, I

THINK WE NEED TO TALK

ABOUT IT.

AND WHAT DO WE, AS A

SOCIETY, WHAT DO WE DO IN

ORDER TO SOLVE THAT

PROBLEM.

BECAUSE THAT'S A PROBLEM

THAT ABSOLUTELY IS

SCREAMING TO BE SOLVED.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

AND IT IS NICE TO SEE THAT

ATHLETES -- NOT JUST

HIM -- CELEBRITIES, ALL

FEELING THEY NEED TO USE

THAT PLATFORM THAT THEY

HAVE.

NOT TO JUST TAKE HOME BIG

PAYCHECKS, BUT TO SPEAK

OUT AND STAND UP AND FORCE

US TO HAVE THE

CONVERSATION.

Gordon: BUT I THINK

WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN

JUST TALK.

I KEEP GOING BACK TO THE

DALLAS POLICE CHIEF WHO

SAID, IF YOU WANT TO DO

SOMETHING, JOIN THE FORCE.

Efrem: JOIN THE

FORCE.

Gordon: GET ON THIS

SIDE TO SAY WE STAND FOR

LAW AND ORDER, WE STAND

FOR PEACE IN OUR

NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE WANT SAFE

NEIGHBORHOODS, AND WE WANT

TO HAVE A POLICE FORCE

THAT REPRESENTS THE

COMMUNITY THAT IT IS

POLICING.

AND THAT WOULD BE A GOOD

THING.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

100%.

Gordon: OKAY.

LET'S GO ON TO COMEDY.

Efrem: YES.

Gordon: JIM GAVAGAN,

WHERE HE IS PUTTING HIS

CAREER OUT THERE AND

SAYING, MY FAMILY COMES

FIRST.

Efrem: I LOVE THE

SHOW.

I'M A BIG FAN OF THE SHOW.

IT SPARKS ALL OF THE GREAT

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FAITH.

THE SCENE WE'RE LOOKING AT

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE SEEING

THE PRIEST INVOLVED.

THERE IS ONE EPISODE WHERE

HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

WHOLE STRUGGLE OF FINDING

MY PURPOSE IN LIFE, WHAT

AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

BUT HE AND HIS WIFE SAID,

LITERALLY, THEY'RE TAKING

A STEP BACK BECAUSE TO

MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF

THE SHOW THEY WANTED TO

MAINTAIN, IT TAKES AWAY

TOO MUCH TIME.

THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE

ABSENT FROM THEIR FIVE

CHILDREN'S LIVES ABOUT SIX

MONTHS AT A TIME BECAUSE

HE STARS IN THE SHOW.

HE HELPS TO WRITE THE

SHOW.

HIS WIFE IS THE

FLOOR-RUNNER FOR THE SHOW

AND SHE WRITES SOME

EPISODES.

SO AS THEY INVEST THAT

MUCH TIME, THEY ARE

LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN TO

BE CARED FOR BY SOMEONE

ELSE.

WE KNOW FROM INTERVIEWS

AND FOLLOWING HIM, HE

WANTS TO BE A HANDS-ON

DAD, AND HIS WIFE WANTS TO

BE A HANDS-ON MOM.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO DO

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE

THAT HAPPEN.

I PLAUD THAT.

WE ALL SORT OF STRUGGLE

WITH THAT BALANCE --

Gordon: ANYBODY

INVOLVED IN TV, YOU KNOW

THE WORK THAT GOES INTO

IT.

IT BETTER NOT BE IMPROV --

OCCASIONALLY YOU CAN

IMPROV, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE

ORCHESTRATED.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AND THAT'S A

TIME COMMITMENT.

I KNOW FOR ME, THERE HAVE

BEEN VARIOUS POINTS IN

TIME WHERE I REALLY HAVE

TO PUT FAMILY FIRST.

Efrem: I FEEL IT.

Gordon: BUT IT'S

TOUGH.

I APPLAUD IT.

DO YOU THINK HE WILL BE

ABLE TO COME BACK?

Efrem: OH, YEAH.

HE IS FUNNY.

AND HE'LL BE STILL ABLE TO

DO HIS STAND-UP COMEDY

ROUTINE, AND SO I THINK HE

IS GOING TO BE FINE.

Gordon: KIRK

CAMERON'S REVIVAL IS

HAPPENING IN MOVIE

THEATERS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ON OCTOBER 18th.

AND WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT

TO SEE?

THEY CAN EXPECT TO HEAR

FROM HIM, ERIC METAXAS,

BEN CARSON, AND A WHOLE

SLATE OF CHRISTIAN

LEADERS.

BUT THE BEAUTIFUL THING

ABOUT THIS IS IT IS A LIVE

EVENT ON THIS ONE DAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

INTERACT WITH THEM THROUGH

SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THERE

WILL BE A TIME OF PRAYER

AND WORSHIP AT THE END FOR

EVERYONE IN YOUR

RESPECTIVE THEATERS.

I APPLAUD WHAT KIRK

CAMERON HAS DONE IN HIS

ACTING CAREER, USING HIS

PLATFORM TO BRING HOPE TO

PEOPLE.

WE AS BELIEVERS OFTEN LOOK

AT WHAT IS GOING AROUND

AND FEEL HOPELESS.

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

INTERVIEW HIM AND IT WAS

NICE TO BE REMINDED OF

WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO DO.

TO BE REMINDED WE'VE GOT A

KING.

AND THE KING IS NOT THE

PRESIDENT.

THE KING IS THE KING OF

KINGS.

EVEN MYSELF AS A

JOURNALIST, I SOMETIMES

GET LOST AND THINK, I DO

SERVE A GOD WHO IS MORE

POWERFUL THAN ALL OF THE

DISASTER I SEE.

Gordon: WHY DO YOU

THINK THEY PICKED MOVIE

THEATERS?

I WOULD SAY, DO I WANT TO

MAKE THIS A WEB EVENT SO

THAT MORE PEOPLE CAN BE

INVOLVED?

WHY THE THEATER?

Efrem: I THINK PART

OF IT IS YOU CAN BETTER

GAUGE THE REACTION.

AND THEATRICAL EVENTS,

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM

IS YOU GO INTO THIS

CELEBRATION, THIS EVENT,

AND IT IS LARGER THAN YOU.

YOU GET TO SHARE --

Gordon: SHARE THE

EXPERIENCE.

Efrem: IT'S A SHARED

EXPERIENCE, ALL AT ONE

TIME.

I HOPE THAT ALL WILL

CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IT

ON THE 18th, AND THEY'RE

GOING TO REPEAT IT ON THE

24th.

Gordon: BUT IT IS

NICE TO BE THERE LIVE.

WHERE YOU GET TO BE PART

OF THE PROGRAM.

> IF YOU WANT TO BE PART

OF EFREM'S SHOW, JUST

WATCH IT.

IT'S "STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON ROKU,

APPLE TV, OR GO TO

cbn.com/studio5, AND YOU

CAN WATCH THE SHOW EVERY

WEEK.

EFREM, GREAT HAVING YOU ON

THE SHOW.

Efrem: IT IS A

PLEASURE TO BE HERE.

Gordon: WELL, HIS DAD

INTRODUCED HIM TO

SNOWBOARD, AND IT WASN'T

LONG BEFORE HE WAS HOOKED.

WHAT REALLY CAPTURED ME

WAS WHEN A SNOWBOARDER

CAME FLYING OFF A ROLLER,

AND HE MADE IT LOOK GOOD.

HE DID WHAT WAS CALLED A

METHOD.

I'M, LIKE, DAD, THAT'S

WHAT I WANT TO DO.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

THE SPORT WAS BOTH A

BLESSING AND A CURSE, WHEN

WE RETURN.

Gordon: WELL, EXTREME

SPORTS HAVE GROWN IN

POPULARITY AND

RECOGNITION.

AND NOW THE OLYMPIC

COMMITTEE HAS ANNOUNCED

THAT SKATEBOARDING IS

GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL

2020 OLYMPICS EVENT.

BUT IT WAS SNOWBOARDING

THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR

OTHERS IN EXTREME EVENTS,

AND CAPTURED A GROWING

AUDIENCE.

ANDY FINCH BECAME NOT ONLY

A BIG FAN, BUT A BIG STAR.

*

PROBABLY TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT

SNOWBOARDING GOES BACK TO

WHEN I WAS A KID.

I LOVED TO FLY.

LIKE JUMPING OUT OF TREES,

OFF FENCES, OFF ROOFS.

*

AND WHEN YOU'RE IN THE

AIR ON A SNOWBOARD,

GRAVITY IS PRETTY MUCH

GONE, OR AT LEAST UNTIL

YOU HIT.

AND THEN THAT KIND OF

HURTS SOMETIMES.

Reporter: ANDY FINCH

WAS 12 WHEN HIS DAD TOOK

HIM TO THE SLOPES FOR A

DAY OF SNOWBOARDING

BECAUSE OF GOOD GRADES.

WHEN HE SAW WHAT THE OTHER

SNOWBOARDERS WERE DOING,

HE WAS HOOKED.

WHAT CAPTURED ME WAS

WHEN A SNOWBOARDER CAME

FLYING OFF A ROLLER, AND

HE MADE IT LOOK GOOD.

IT LOOKED AMAZING, AND I

WAS DAD, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT TO DO.

Reporter: ANDY SPENT

HOURS ON THE SLOPES.

EVENTUALLY HE STARTED

COMPETING.

I THINK WITHIN THREE OR

FOUR YEARS, I HAD WON A

NATIONAL TITLE.

AND THEN I STARTED GETTING

SPONSORS.

AND THEN I STARTED GETTING

NOTICED.

I KEPT WINNING BIGGER AND

BIGGER EVENTS, AND THEN I

GOT THROWN ON TOUR.

Reporter: IN 1998, HE

TURNED PRO AT 17 YEARS

OLD.

HE HIT ALL OF THE MAJOR

TOUR STOPS, FROM THE WORLD

CUP TO THE WINTER "X"

GAMES.

I DEFINITELY HAD GOALS

SET IN MY CAREER.

I THINK I WANTED TO BE THE

BEST.

I WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS

ONE OF THE BEST AND AT THE

TOP OF THE GAME.

Reporter: BUT THE

WIDE-OPEN LIFESTYLE OF A

PRO SNOWBOARDER PULLED HIM

AWAY FROM HIS CHRISTIAN

UPBRINGING.

I WAS TRAVELLING ALL

THESE NEW PLACES AROUND

THE WORLD.

WHAT COMES WITH FREEDOM?

PARTYING.

AND YOU CAN KIND OF JUST

BLOW MONEY AT WILL.

I THINK AS FAR AS WHAT I

WAS TELLING MYSELF, I WAS

LYING TO MYSELF.

I WAS LYING TO MYSELF,

THAT EVERYONE DOES THIS.

THAT WAS KIND OF A TURNING

POINT.

I TURNED MY BACK ON GOD.

EVEN THOUGH I BELIEVE HE

EXISTED, AND I BELIEVE

JESUS DIED FOR MY SINS, I

BASICALLY SAID, I'M GOING

TO GO OFF AND DO THIS.

AND I WENT FOR IT.

Reporter: ANDY

PARTIED AS HARD AS HE

COMPETED.

AND HE ALSO BECAME

SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

THE FOLLOWING YEAR AT THE

1999 GRAVITY GAMES, HE

TOOK A 40-FOOT FALL, BADLY

INJURING HIS KNEE.

AT AGE 18, I HAD MY

FIRST MAJOR INJURY.

AND THAT'S WHEN I MADE THE

DECISION TO BE SEXUALLY

ACTIVE.

I WAS LIKE, AM I GETTING

THESE INTERVIEWS BECAUSE

I'M DISOBEYING GOD?

Reporter: HE TOOK A

YEAR TO RETURN BEFORE

RETURNING TO COMPETITION.

NOW HE WAS FINDING IT

DIFFICULT TO KEEP HIS HEAD

IN THE GAME.

BUT I STILL WAS ABLE TO

IGNORE IT.

I WAS STILL ABLE TO FIND

MY SUPPORT THROUGH -- YOU

KNOW, DEAL WITH MY COACHES

AND TALK THROUGH STUFF AND

FIGURE OUT MY GAME PLAN

AND STICK WITH MY

STRATEGY.

THAT WASN'T WHAT TURNED ME

FROM MY SIN.

Reporter: ANDY

MANAGED TO PUSH THOSE

NAGGING THOUGHTS ASIDE FOR

ANOTHER FIVE YEARS, AS HE

LIFE REVOLVED AROUND SNOW

SNOWBOARDING, AND SEX.

UNTIL HE STARTED TO SEE

HOW HIS ACTIONS WERE

HURTING OTHERS.

SO MANY THINGS WERE

REALLY STARTING TO TORTURE

ME.

ALONG THAT LINE, I STARTED

SEEING A COUPLE OF GIRLS I

REALLY LIKED, AND I SAW

HOW I WAS USING THEM AND

DESTROYING THEIR LIVES,

REALLY MESSING WITH THEIR

HEADS.

I SAW THAT DESTRUCTION.

Reporter: THE

2003/2004 SEASON TURNED

OUT TO BE ONE OF HIS BEST.

HE MEDALLED AND WAS MAKING

MORE MONEY THAN HE EVER

HAD.

BUT COME SEPTEMBER, HE

COULD NO LONGER IGNORE THE

FEELINGS OF GUILT THAT

WERE MAKING THEIR WAY TO

THE SURFACE.

I WAS, LIKE, GOD, THIS

IS YOUR DEAL.

I KNOW I STILL WANT TO DO

THOSE THINGS.

I KNOW THE TEMPTATIONS,

BUT I'M TOO WEAK.

SO THIS IS YOUR DEAL.

IT HAS GOT TO BE YOU THAT

CHANGES MY HEART AND GIVES

ME STRENGTH TO TURN FROM

THESE TEMPTATIONS.

Reporter: ANDY HANDED

HIS LIFE OVER TO JESUS

CHRIST, AND TRUSTED WITH

HIS HELP HE COULD CHANGE.

ALL RIGHT, GOD, THIS IS

YOURS.

YOU'RE THE GOD OF ALL

AUTHORITY.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO

WITH MY LIFE?

Reporter: AS ANDY

READ THE BIBLE, HE FOUND

THE STRENGTH TO PUT THE

LIFESTYLE BEHIND HIM.

GOD SEES ME AS THE

GLORY.

I'VE -- JESUS IS THE GLORY

OF GOD.

HE CAME IN AND DID WHAT NO

ONE ELSE COULD DO.

AND THAT'S HOW GOD VIEWS

ME?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

THAT'S SOMETHING I REALLY

MENTALLY CAN'T COMPREHEND

FULLY, BUT EVEN A LITTLE

BIT IS WORTH IT.

Reporter: HE

CONTINUED TO COMPETE AT

THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF HIS

SPORT, EARNING HIM A SPOT

ON THE TEAM U.S.A.

AND HE MARRIED AMBER, AND

TOGETHER THEY'RE RAISING A

FAMILY.

SNOWBOARDING IS STILL A

BIG PART OF HIS LIFE, BUT

TODAY HE SEES IT AS A WAY

TO SHARE WHAT JESUS CHRIST

HAS DONE FOR HIM.

AS GOOD AS I TRY TO BE,

I'M STILL A SINNER.

I FALL SHORT.

I KNOW MENTALLY THE THINGS

THAT I STRUGGLE WITH, BUT

I UNDERSTAND THAT GOD HAS

A LOVE FOR ME THAT IS

GOING TO -- I MEAN, HE

SEES ME AS PERFECT, ONLY

BECAUSE OF JESUS, NOT

BECAUSE OF ANYTHING I DID.

NOT OF GRATITUDE OR

THANKFULNESS; I DESIRE TO

BE OBEDIENT TO HIM.

Gordon: OUT OF

THANKFULNESS, I DESIRE TO

BE OBEDIENT TO HIM.

THAT ECHOES THE WORDS OF

JESUS: IF YOU LOVE ME,

KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

THE THING ABOUT ANDY'S

STORY -- AND YOU HAVE TO

REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS --

GOD DOESN'T SEND INJURY TO

US WHEN WE'RE OUT OF HIS

WILL, WHEN WE'RE DOING

THINGS OUR WAY.

HE DOESN'T WANT ANY ONE OF

HIS CHILDREN TO BE THE

HURT.

HE IS A LOVING HEAVENLY

FATHER.

BUT THE PROBLEMS THAT COME

IN LIFE, AND PROBLEMS WILL

COME, THE BIBLE SAYS TIME

AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO US

ALL.

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN TO

US ALL.

BUT THE ISSUE IS, IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT, DO YOU

HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT

YOU ARE WITH HIM?

IT'S NOT THE ISSUE, HAS

GOD LEFT YOU?

THE ISSUE IS, HAVE YOU

LEFT GOD?

HAVE YOU GONE ON YOUR WAY?

HAVE YOU SAID, GOD, I'VE

GOT THIS.

I KNOW HOW TO RUN MY OWN

LIFE.

I'M GOING TO DO IT MY WAY.

I'M GOING TO PURSUE THE

THINGS I WANT.

I DON'T CARE IF THAT

VIOLATES YOUR

COMMANDMENTS.

I DON'T VIEW THEM AS

THINGS THAT ARE DESIGNED

TO HELP ME.

I VIEW THEM AS THINGS THAT

KEEP ME FROM THESE GOOD

THINGS.

IF YOU LEAVE IT THAT WAY,

THEN WHEN TIME AND CHANCE

HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU'RE LEFT

WONDERING, WHAT HAVE I

DONE?

WHERE IS THE GOD OF MY

SALVATION?

WHERE DO I TURN NOW?

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

AND IT'S AT THOSE MOMENTS

THAT YOU FIND, HE STILL

LOVES YOU.

HE STILL CARES ABOUT YOU.

HE IS KEEPING NO RECORDS

OF WRONGS.

HE IS NOT OFFENDED.

HE IS NOT ANGRY.

WHAT HE WANTS FOR YOU IS

THE BEST AND THEN YOU

START TO UNDERSTAND THESE

COMMANDMENTS, THESE RULES,

WELL, THEY'RE MADE FOR OUR

BENEFIT, SO THAT WE DON'T

GET INTO TROUBLE, BUT

WE'RE KEPT FOR HIM.

AND WE HAVE LIFE, AND WE

HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS CAME TO

GIVE.

AND IT'S THAT ASSURANCE

THAT WE'RE WITH HIM THAT

MAKES ALL OF THE

DIFFERENCE.

AND WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE

LIVING LIFE IN ACCORDANCE

WITH HIS RULES, HIS WAY,

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT IN YOUR

INNERMOST BEING, THAT'S

WHEN THE TRANSFORMATION

HAPPENS.

AND THAT'S WHEN WHEN

WONDERFUL THINGS START TO

HAPPEN TO YOU.

NOW, IF YOU WANT THIS,

IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS WHAT

ANDY DID.

JUST PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND SAY, JESUS, I

WANT YOU IN MY LIFE.

I WANT IT YOUR WAY, NOT MY

WAY.

I WANT IT YOUR WAY.

SHOW ME.

IF YOU'RE REAL, SHOW ME,

SHOW UP FOR ME.

IF YOU WANT THIS, DON'T

TURN AWAY.

DON'T CHANGE THIS CHANNEL.

BUT RIGHT NOW JUST PRAY

AND ASK JESUS TO SHOW UP

FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, THE

BIBLE PROMISES THAT HE

WILL.

HE'LL COME JUST FOR YOU.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU

TODAY.

AND, LORD, I ASK THAT YOU

FORGIVE ME.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE THE

NUMBER OF TIMES THAT I'VE

WALKED AWAY FROM YOU.

THE NUMBER OF TIMES I

DIDN'T HEAR YOUR VOICE.

I DIDN'T LISTEN.

I DIDN'T OBEY.

FORGIVE ME.

RESTORE ME.

SET ME FREE FROM THESE

THINGS.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU'LL DO

THIS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU

ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT ANY WANT YOU TO DO IS

DO THAT, CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH.

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IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT IS A C.D. PACKET OF HOW

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> WELL, CHRISTIANITY IS

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PEOPLE LIKE TIUN TIUN ARE

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SHE IS BOLDLY TELLING

OTHERS ABOUT THE GOSPEL,

THANKS TO A LITTLE HELP

FROM "SUPERBOOK."

Terry: SHE IS A

CHRISTIAN AT A SCHOOL IN

CHINA, WHERE MOST STUDENTS

ARE ATHEISTS AND MUSLIMS.

WE ARE TAUGHT THAT

THERE REALLY IS NO GOD,

BUT THAT HAS NEVER STOPPED

ME FROM BELIEVING IN THE

GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, AND

HOW HE FORGAVE OUR SINS BY

HIS OWN BLOOD.

Terry: SHE

DESPERATELY WANTS HER

CLASSMATES TO KNOW GOD,

TOO.

I WANT MY CLASSMATES TO

BE BLESSED AND SAVED, LIKE

I AM.

SOMETIMES WHEN I SHARE,

THEY TELL ME I'M IN A CULT

AND I AM LYING.

ONE TIME A BOY MOCKED MY

FAITH AND I CRIED.

Terry: TIUN TIUN

STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH

AND WAS AFRAID TO SHARE

THE GOSPEL.

THEN SHE HAD A TALK WITH

HER DAD AND REMEMBERED AN

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK" SHE

HAD SEEN.

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT ME

LOTS OF PRINCIPLES ABOUT

LIFE.

THAT MADE ME WANT TO DO

THINGS GOD'S WAY AND TO

PLEASE HIM.

PLUS, I FOUND OUT THAT

CHRIS AND JOY ARE JUST

LIKE ME.

Terry: SHE LEARNED

SHE HAD TO LOVE HER

ENEMIES, SO SHE STARTED

PRAYING FOR THE STUDENTS

WHO HURT HER FEELINGS.

AND WHEN SHE FOUND OUT

THERE WAS GOING TO BE A

"SUPERBOOK" PARTY AT

CHURCH, SHE INVITED HER

CLASSMATES.

THEY ALL CAME AND FOUND

IT VERY INTERESTING.

Terry: AFTER

"SUPERBOOK" WAS SHOWN, HER

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

ASKED IF THERE WAS ANYONE

WHO WANTED TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT JESUS, AND SOME OF

HER CLASSMATES STOOD UP.

I HAD NEVER BEEN TO

CHURCH BEFORE, SO THIS IS

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD

ABOUT JESUS.

I LEARNED ABOUT HOW

JESUS COULD CHANGE MY

LIFE.

NOW I WANT TO WATCH

MORE "SUPERBOOK."

HAVING MY CLASSMATES

MEET JESUS IS LIKE SAVING

THEIR LIVES.

IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

"SUPERBOOK" IS FANTASTIC.

MY WISH IS THAT MORE AND

MORE CHILDREN IN CHINA

WILL WATCH IT AND KNOW THE

LORD JESUS.

AND THAT EVERYONE AROUND

THE WORLD WILL ACCEPT GOD.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL WISH, AND A WISH

I SHARE IN, AND IT'S A

PRAYER.

HOW CAN WE TAKE THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD?

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> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM PSALM 130: "I AM

COUNTING ON THE LORD.

YES, I AM COUNTING ON HIM.

I HAVE PUT MY HOPE IN HIS

WORD."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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