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The 700 Club - January 6, 2017

Former 700 Club Co-host Kristi Watts shares an update on her life and new book, “Talk Yourself Happy.” Plus, multi-platinum rock guitarist from 90s hitmakers Candelbox, Peter Klett finds fulfillment with faith in Christ. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP,

FORMER CO-HOST CHRISTY

WATTS JOINS US IN THE

STUDIO.

ONE MORE TIME.

Gordon: SHE OPENS UP

ABOUT HER FAITH, FINDING

TRUE HAPPINESS, AND HER

NEW BOOK, "TALK YOURSELF

HAPPY."

> PLUS...A CHURCH IN THE

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA WHO'S

CONGREGATION COMES FROM

AROUND THE WORLD.

HE WANTED US TO BE A

BLESACHURCH THAT COULD BLESS

PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T BLESS

US BACK.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

WELL, WELCOME TO "THE 700

CLUB."

ACCORDING TO THE UNITED

NATIONS, THE RESOLUTION

THAT WAS PASSED LAST

MONTH, THE OLD CITY OF

JERUSALEM IS OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

BUT THE JEWS WHO LIVE

THERE HAVE A VERY

DIFFERENT VIEW.

THEY SAY IT'S HOME.

Terry: SUPPORTERS OF

ISRAEL SAY THE U.N.

RESOLUTION IGNORES MORE

THAN 3,000 YEARS OF JEWISH

HISTORY.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THE STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Chris: THE U.N.

SECURITY COUNCIL

RESOLUTION TOOK THE

DRAMATIC STEP OF DECLARING

ALL SETTLEMENTS IN JUDEA

AND SAMARIA, ALSO KNOWN AS

THE WEST BANK, OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

THE SECURITY COUNCIL

SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES EAST

JERUSALEM, WHICH INCLUDES

THE OLD CITY.

THAT ENCOMPASSES THE

TEMPLE MOUNT BEHIND ME,

WHERE KING SOLOMON BUILT

THE FIRST JEWISH TEMPLE

3,000 YEARS AGO.

JESUS TAUGHT IN THE SECOND

TEMPLE ABOUT 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

IT INCLUDES THE CITY OF

DAVID AND MOUNT ZION.

IT IS WHERE CHRISTIANS AND

JEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

COME TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE

TO PRAY AND ENJOY THE SUN

IN THE MIDST OF THE RAIN.

Chris: IT IS NOW

CONSIDERED ILLEGAL BY THE

U.N.

THERE IS A WHOLE

DIFFERENT ATTITUDE OF THE

PEOPLE COMING HERE.

THEY KNOW WHY THEY'RE HERE

AND THEY KNOW THIS IS

WHERE THEY NEED TO BE.

AND THEY'RE SORT OF

SMILING, LOOK AT ME.

I'M THE NEW CRIMINAL COME

INTO THE OCCUPIED

TERRITORY.

THIS HAS BEEN THE PLACE OF

GOD'S PRESENCE AND THE

PLACE OF HIS PEOPLE FOR

3,000 YEARS.

IT WAS EMBARRASSING

THAT THE UNITED STATES

ABSTAINED.

I THINK IT WAS ALMOST

UNFORGIVABLE.

Chris: FORMER

GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE MIKE HUCKABEE

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT THE

U.S. EXTENSION BEE STRAYED BETRAYED

ITS FRIEND AND ALLY.

THE FAILURE TO VETO THE

RESOLUTION AT THE U.N. WAS

NOT ONLY A SLAP IN THE

FACE OF OUR FRIEND ISRAEL,

IT WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE

OF DONALD TRUMP AS WELL,

LEAVING A MESS HE WILL

HAVE TO TRY TO CLEAN UP.

Reporter: HUCKABEE

BELIEVES THE INCOMING

TRUMP ADMINISTRATING WILL

WORK TO REVERSE THE

RESOLUTION.

I BELIEVE THAT

ULTIMATELY IT WILL BE

REVERSED.

I EXPECT TO DONALD TRUMP

AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

WILL MAKE IT VERY CLEAR

THAT IF THIS KIND OF

ACTION AGAINST ONE OF OUR

ALLIES IS GOING TO STAND,

THAT IF NECESSARY, I'D

LIKE TO SEE THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT SAY WE'LL

PULL OUT OF THE U.N.

Chris: TRUMP HAS

ALREADY SENT POSITIVE

SIGNALS TO ISRAEL WITH THE

NOMINATION OF DAVID

FRIEDMAN AS THE U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL.

AND HE SAYS THE U.N.

RESOLUTION CLARIFIED EVEN

MORE WHY HE IS IN THE

JEWISH CORNER.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE I

WANT TO THANK THE U.N. FOR

MAKING IT SO CLEAR THAT

THEIR POSITION MAKES NO

LOGICAL SENSE, NO

HISTORICAL SENSE.

AND MY POSITION GETTING UP

IN THE MORNING, COMING TO

THIS PLACE WHICH THEY

CLAIM IS OCCUPIED

TERRITORY, AND RETURNING

TO THE PLACE THAT WE'VE

BEEN HERE FOR 3,000 YEARS,

MAKES ALL OF THE SENSE IN

THE WORLD.

Chris: IN THE LAST

DAYS OF HIS

ADMINISTRATION, MANY FEAR

PRESIDENT OBAMA MIGHT TRY

ANOTHER MOVE TO

DELEGITIMIZE ISRAEL.

THE MOST LIKELY

OPPORTUNITIES WOULD BE AT

THE UP COMING PARIS PEACE

CONFERENCE ON

JANUARY 15th, OR SOME

OTHER RESOLUTION BEFORE

THE TRUMP INAUGURATION ON

JANUARY 20th.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

THE JEWISH QUARTER, OLD

CITY, JERUSALEM.

Gordon: WELL, THIS IS

A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT.

IT HAPPENED RIGHT BEFORE

CHRISTMAS EVE, RIGHT

BEFORE -- THE DAY BEFORE

HANUKKAH.

AND IT HAS CREATED A

FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY.

WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE

UNITED STATES TURN ITS

BACK ON ITS TRADITIONAL

ALLY?

AND UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT

SOME, YOU KNOW, REDO OF

PRECEDENT AT THE U.N.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW THING,

TO SAY IT IS BLATENTLY

ILLEGAL -- THAT'S A DIRECT

QUOTE FROM THE

RESOLUTION -- IT'S

BLATENTLY ILLEGAL FOR

ISRAEL TO OCCUPY THE EAST

JERUSALEM.

JUST START UNDERSTANDING

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THAT.

YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE

WESTERN WALL.

YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE

JEWISH CEMETERY THAT HAS

BEEN THERE FOR CENTURIES

ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.

YOU'RE DEALING WITH WHAT

WE ALWAYS HAVE CALLED THE

JEWISH QUARTER.

NOW, GO BACK IN HISTORY.

THE JEWISH QUARTER WAS

OBVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY

JEWS.

AND YOU GO BACK JUST 100

YEARS, AND YOU FIND A VERY

VIBRANT JEWISH COMMUNITY

THERE.

THAT WAS ALL WIPED OUT IN

1949 BY THE JORDANIANS.

THEY INVADED, AS PART OF A

1948 WAR, AND THEY TOOK IT

ALL.

AND THEY TOOK THE ENTIRE

WEST BANK.

IN 1967, THAT'S WHEN

ISRAEL TOOK IT BACK.

AND THE JEWISH QUARTER WAS

ONCE AGAIN POPULATED BY

JEWS.

BUT UNDER THE JORDANIANS,

WHAT HAPPENED?

YOU HAD AN ETHNIC

CLEANSING, WHERE THE

JEWISH POPULATION IN THE

JEWISH QUARTER WENT DOWN

TO ZERO.

UNLOOK AT ALL OF THE

SYNAGOGUES THAT WERE

DISGRATED, THE SYNAGOGUES

THAT WERE DESTROYED.

THE JEWISH CEMETERIES

WHERE JORDANIAN SOLDIERS

BUILT LATRINES ON TOP OF

THEM.

YOU GET AN IDEA OF WHAT

WOULD HAPPEN UNDER A

PALESTINIAN RULE OF THE

SAME TERRITORY.

THAT'S NOT A FUTURE I WANT

TO SEE.

I'M JUST ABSOLUTELY

SHOCKED THE UNITED STATES,

THE STATE DEPARTMENT, OUR

CURRENT ADMINISTRATION

WOULD GO ALONG WITH THAT

AND SAY THAT THIS IS ALL

SUBJECT TO BARGAINING AND

NEGOTIATION AND IT'S

BLATENTLY ILLEGAL.

NO.

THE JEWS HAVE A RIGHT TO

JERUSALEM.

IT HAS BEEN THEIR CITY.

IT'S BEEN THEIR CITY FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AND IT

NEEDS E T TO BE UNDIVIDED AND

THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

> IN OTHER NEWS,

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP IS MEETING WITH

INTELLIGENT CHIEFS TODAY.

HE IS BEING BRIEFED ABOUT

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN

THE U.S. ELECTION.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: TRUMP HAS MADE

NO SECRET OF HIS

SKEPTICISM OF THE CLAIMS.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY

RUSSIA HACKED THE D.N.C.

AND OTHER LEADING

DEMOCRATS.

BUT JULIAN ASSANGE SAYS IT

RECEIVED THE MATERIAL FROM

ANOTHER SOURCE, AND THAT

HILLARY CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN

CHAIRMAN HAD SUCH AN EASY

PASSWORD, A TEENAGER COULD

HAVE FIGURED IT OUT.

HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

SAYS TRUMP IS RIGHT.

TRUMP HAS PICKED FORMER

INDIANA SENATOR DAN COATES

AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

THOUGH COATES HAS BEEN A

HARSH CRITIC OF THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.

> FOUR BLACK SUSPECTS

FACE A JUDGE TODAY IN DHIK

CHICK.

CHICAGO.

THEY'RE CHARGED IN A HATE

CRIME.

THEY STREAMED THE BRUTAL

ATTACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene: CHICAGO

POLICE SAY FELONY CHARGES

ARE EXPECTED AGAINST THE

FOUR WHO BEAT THE

18-YEAR-OLD MAN IN AN

ASSAULT THAT WAS BROADCAST

LIVE ON Facebook.

LOOK AT HIM!

TIED UP.

Charlene: THE VIDEO

SHOWS JORD HILL, COOPER,

ALONG WITH BRITTANY AND

TANISHIA COVINGTON BEATING

AND TAUNTING THE MAN.

THE SUSPECTS CAN BE HEARD

IN THE VIDEO USING RACIAL

SLURS AGAINST WHITES AND

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP.

[BLEEP]

Charlene:

INVESTIGATORS CALLED THE

VICIOUS ATTACK SICKENING,

SAYING THAT THE ASSAULT

WENT ON FOR HOURS, UNTIL

POLICE FOUND THE MAN

DISORIENTED AND WALKING

ALONG THE STREET.

LET ME BE VERY CLEAR,

THE ACTIONS IN THAT VIDEO

ARE REHENC REPREHENSIBLE.

THAT, ALONG WITH RACISM,

HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE

IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO, OR

ANYWHERE ELSE, FOR THAT

MATTER, AGAINST ANYONE,

REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE,

GENDER, STATE OF MENTAL

HEALTH OR ANY OTHER

IDENTIFYING FACTOR.

Charlene: POLICE SAY

THE VICTIM, A SUBURBAN

RESIDENT, REPORTED MISSING

BY HIS FAMILY, WAS HELD

FOR TWO DAYS, BOUND,

BEATEN, CUT WITH A KNIFE,

FORCED TO DRINK TOILET

WATER, AND VERBALLY ABUSED

BY HIS CAPTORS.

IT APPEARS THAT HE WAS

IN THAT PHYSICAL POSITION,

TIED UP IN THE CORNER, FOR

ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE HOURS.

President Obama: IT'S

TERRIBLE.

AND SO PART OF WHAT

TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS US TO

SEE NOW IS THE TERRIBLE

TOLL THAT RACISM AND

DISCRIMINATION AND HATE

TAKES ON FAMILIES AND

COMMUNITIES.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem John: THANKS,

CHARLENE.

> THE SOUTH IS BRACING

FOR A POWERFUL WINTER

STORM THIS WEEKEND.

AND PEOPLE AS FAR SOUTH AS

ALABAMA ARE GEARING UP.

ALABAMA'S GOVERNOR ISSUED

A STEPHE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO UP

ITS EMERGENCY CENTER ON

FRIDAY MORNING.

OTHER PARTS OF THE

COUNTRY, LIKE KENTUCKY,

TENNESSEE, AND WEST

VIRGINIA, ARE ALSO

PREPARING FOR THE STORM.

AREAS OF NORTH CAROLINA

AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA

COULD GET UP TO 10 INCHES

OF SNOW.

TERRY, WE'LL SEND IT BACK

TO YOU.

Terry: I'M GOING TO

BE BUILDING A SNOWMAN THIS

WEEKEND.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE

REST OF YOU, BUT MIGHT AS

WELL ENJOY IT IF IT IS

COMING.

STAY HOME IF YOU CAN,

BECAUSE DRIVING IN IT IS A

MESS, AS YOU CAN SEE.

> COMING UP, A CHURCH

WITH SERVICES IN FOUR

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND A

CONGREGATION THAT SPEAKS

MORE THAN 15 DIALECTS.

IT IS A PLACE WHERE IF

YOU'RE THIRSTY, YOU'LL GET

SOMETHING TO DRINK.

IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, YOU'LL

GET FED.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE,

YOU'LL FIND A PLACE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

FAMILY, YOU'LL JOIN OURS.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

CHURCH IN IOWA IS REACHING

REFUGEES FROM ACROSS THE

WORLD, AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CHURCHES HAVE

BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN

THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE

CRISIS.

THERYOU HEAR A LOT OF BAD NEWS

TODAY, AND THIS IS SOME

REALLY GOOD NEWS.

ONE CONGREGATION IN IOWA

IS SETTING A HIGH STANDARD

AS THEY REACH OUT TO

PEOPLE IN NEED FROM ACROSS

THE WORLD.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SHOWS US

WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

GOOD MORNING?

HOW ARE YOU?

Reporter: THIS

LUTHERAN CHURCH IS NOT

YOUR AVERAGE CHURCH.

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, THEY

OFFER SERVICES IN FOUR

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND

THOSE ATTENDING SPEAK OVER

15 DIALECTS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE

INSPIRATION THAT

TRANSFORMED THIS

150-YEAR-OLD MINISTRY INTO

A 24/7 MISSION FIELD CAME

FROM ONE SIMPLE QUESTION:

IF OUR CHURCH CLOSED, WHAT

ANYONE MISS US?

THERE WAS NO

CONSEQUENCE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING A

PASTOR OF A CHURCH THAT

REALLY DOESN'T HAVE A

REASON TO EXIST?

Reporter: IN 2010,

THEY PRAYED ABOUT THE

FUTURE OF THE CHURCH.

GOD'S ANSWER REVEALED AN

UNEXPECTED PLAN.

EV EVERYBODY GOT THEIR

SEAT BELTS ON?

IN LUKE 13, WE LEARNED

HE WANTED US TO BE A PLACE

THAT WOULD BLESS PEOPLE

THAT COULDN'T BLESS US

BACK.

Reporter: SO THEY

TOOK BOX LUNCHES TO A

NEARBY COMPLEX HOUSING

REFUGEES FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

THEY ASKED PEOPLE, HOW CAN

WE BLESS YOU?

WE DIDN'T PLAN

ANYTHING.

IT IS A MATTER OF

FAITHFULNESS TO GOD.

Reporter: ZION BEGAN

MAKING WEEKLY BUSINESS.

AS WORD OF THEIR WORK

SPREAD, THEY CAUGHT THE

ATTENTION OF A GROUP OF

BURMESE CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES.

THEY HAD BEEN WORSHIPPING

IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND

NEEDED A BIGGER SPACE.

WHEN I SPOKE WITH

PASTOR JOHN, HE WAS, LIKE,

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO DO,

YOU CAN DO IT.

THIS IS GOD'S HOUSE, NOT

MY CHURCH.

Reporter: HE WELCOMED

THEM IN AND GAVE THEM A

SERVICE TIME.

THEN THE CHURCH WENT A

STEP FURTHER, SENDING

SOMEONE FROM BURMA TO

BRING OVER A PASTOR WHO

SPOKE THEIR OWN DIALECT.

THE FIRST SERVICE WAS

VERY EMOTIONAL.

WE CAN FREELY WORSHIP

IN OUR LANGUAGE.

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: NOW THE

MISSION OFFERS ARABIC AND

SWAHILI SERVICES, ALONG

WITH A DIVERSE YOUTH

PROGRAM, REACHING OVER 300

STUDENTS.

IT IS A PLACE WHERE IF

YOU'RE THIRSTY, YOU'LL GET

SOMETHING TO DRINK.

IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, YOU'LL

GET FED.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE,

YOU'LL FIND A PLACE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

FAMILY, YOU'LL JOIN OURS.

Reporter: THESE

COMMUNITIES NO ONLY USE

THE CHURCH, THEY HAVE

BECOME AN INVALUABLE PART

OF IT.

WHEN WE CAME HERE, WE

DIDN'T HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE

LANGUAGE TO TELL OUR

STORY.

WE DIDN'T HAVE, YOU KNOW,

PEOPLE TO HELP US BECAUSE

WE DIDN'T KNOW THEM.

BUT NOW WE HAVE THIS

COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE

SURROUNDING US.

Reporter: WHEN

REFUGEES ARRIVE, NO MATTER

THEIR RELIGION OR

LANGUAGE, ZION HELPS WITH

TUTORING, RESETTLEMENT

ASSISTANCE, AND

FRIENDSHIPS IN THEIR NEW

HOME.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE BRING IN

DONDONATIONS THAT FILLS

ZION'S LOBBY.

REFUGEES ARE WELCOME TO

COME AND TAKE WHATEVER

THEY NEED.

WHEN REFUGEES COME, IT

IS A LIMITED TIME WHEN

THEY NEED THE MOST AND

WHEN YOU CAN INVEST IN

THEIR LIVES AND SAY, JESUS

LOVES YOU.

IT IS, LIKE, NO, YOU

MATTER AND I CARE ABOUT

YOUR ETERNITY.

Reporter: MINISTERING

IN THIS WAY ISN'T ALWAYS

EASY.

MANY OF ZION'S NEW MEMBERS

LOST FAMILY TO WAR, AND

OTHERS KUOTHERS COME FROM DIFFERENT

SIDES OF CIVIL WARS.

THE BIGGEST PART IS

BEING A MISSION FIELD

24/7.

PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO

SUFFER.

TO WALK INTO THE LIVES OF

THESE PEOPLE IS TO WALK

INTO THEIR SUFFERING AND

THE SUFFERING OF THEIR

NATION.

Reporter: ZION'S

SLOGAN IS "WE'RE THE

NATION'S WORSHIP."

PEOPLE COMING HERE SAY IT

IS LIKE A TASTE OF HEAVEN.

WE MAY HAVE DIFFERENT

ACCENTS, BUT GOD IS ONE.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY

MAKING A PLACE LIKE ZION

WORK, BUT ON SUNDAY WHEN

ALL OF THE NATIONS COME

TOGETHER TO WORSHIP GOD,

IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

Reporter: REPORTING

FROM DES MOINES, IOWA,

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Gordon: THE RESULT IS

JUST BEAUTIFUL.

AND WE ALL NEED TO OPEN

OUR EYES, THAT THE CURRENT

REFUGEE CRISIS -- IT CAN

BE LOOKED AT AS A CURRENT

REFUGEE OPPORTUNITY.

HOW CAN WE TAKE THE GOSPEL

TO THEM?

HOW CAN WE BE THE HANDS

AND FEET OF JESUS TO THEM?

HOW CAN WE ESTABLISH

OURSELVES AS BIBLICAL

MODELS OF THE CHURCH, NOT

JUST A BUILDING, BUT A

PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET

HELP.

WELL, THERE IS ANOTHER

SIDE TO THIS REFUGEE

CRISIS, AND CERTAINLY IN

THE ELECTION WE HEARD A

LOT ABOUT MUSLIM

REGISTRIES, AND WHAT

SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE

IMMIGRATION CRISIS COMING

OUT OF SYRIA.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE

TO IT.

AND YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD

ABOUT IT.

HERE IS WHAT A FEDERAL

JUDGE -- HIS NAME IS

DANIEL MANYON, AND HE

WROTE IT IN AN OPINION

LAST OCTOBER.

OF THE NEARLY 11,000

REFUGEES ADMITTED BY MID

DECEMBER, THAT'S 2016,

ONLY 56 OF THESE SYRIAN

REFUGEES WERE CHRISTIAN.

IT IS WELL-DOCUMENTED THAT

REFUGEES TO THE UNITED

STATES ARE NOT

REPRESENTATIVE OF THAT

WAR-TORN AREA OF THE

WORLD.

PERHAPS 10% OF THE

POPULATION OF SYRIA IS

CHRISTIAN, AND YET LESS

THAN ONE HALF OF 1% OF

SYRIAN REFUGEES ADMITTED

TO THE UNITED STATES THIS

YEAR ARE CHRISTIAN.

WE NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES

HERE.

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR

CURRENT ADMINISTRATION?

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE

IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT

HAVE BEEN SET UP?

THERE IS A GENOCIDE

HAPPENING TO CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

AND IT'S NOT JUST IN

SYRIA.

IT'S ALSO IN IRAQ.

AND HAVE WE CLOSED OUR

DOORS TO THE CHRISTIANS

WHO ARE IN DESPERATE NEED

IN THESE AREAS?

I THINK WE NEED A

CONGRESSIONAL

INVESTIGATION INTO THIS.

WHY WERE CHRISTIANS

EXCLUDED?

WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD WE

DO THAT?

AND WHAT CAN WE DO NOW TO

OPEN OUR DOORS, TO SAY,

HOW CAN WE RECEIVE -- HOW

CAN WE BE A PLACE OF AID

TO THE CHRISTIANS WHO ARE

SUFFERING SEVERE

PERSECUTION?

THIS IS AN ONGOING

GENOCIDE, AND WE NEED TO

WAKE UP TO IT, AND WAKE UP

TO THE POLICIES OF OUR OWN

GOVERNMENT.

TERRY?

Terry: I THINK IOWA

JUST SHOWED US ONE OF THE

WAYS WE CAN DO THAT.

> UP NEXT, A CHEATING

HUSBAND COMES CLEAN TO HIS

WIFE.

SHE SAID, I KNEW IT.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING

ON WITH YOU.

AND SHE WAS VERY ANGRY,

AND RIGHTFULLY SO.

I WAS SO ASHAMED.

I JUST WANTED TO HIDE.

Terry: WATCH WHERE HE

RUNS NEXT, AND SEE HOW IT

SAVED THEIR MARRIAGE,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: AFTER YEARS

OF STRESS AT HOME AND

STRESS ON THE JOB, TIM

WRIGHT WAS RUNNING ON

EMPTY.

THEN IN A MOMENT OF

WEAKNESS, TIM MADE A

CHOICE, AND IT NEARLY

WRECKED WHAT WAS ONCE A

HAPPY MARRIAGE.

WE WERE BOTH JUST MADLY

IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER.

WE WERE SO IN LOVE.

WE KNEW THAT IT WAS THE

LORD'S WILL.

Reporter: WHEN TIM

AND LISA WRIGHT MARRIED IN

1982, THEY WANTED THEIR

MARRIAGE TO REFLECT THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS,

THEY WERE INVOLVED IN

DIFFERENT MINISTRIES,

STARTED A FAMILY, AND TIM

LATER TOOK A JOB TEACHING

AT A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.

GRADUALLY, THEIR

RELATIONSHIP FELL TO THE

BOTTOM OF THEIR LIST OF

PRIORITIES.

MY WHOLE FOCUS BECAME

THE KIDS, PRETTY MUCH.

I WAS VERY BUSY WITH

THE JOB.

WE JUST WEREN'T CONNECTING

ON AN INTERPERSONAL LEVEL.

Reporter: AT THE SAME

TIME, LEGALISTIC TEACHINGS

FROM THEIR CHURCH CAUSED

HIM TO DOUBT HIMSELF AND

ESPECIALLY HIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT JUST

DIDN'T SEEM REAL ANYMORE.

IT SEEMED LIKE OH, YOU'VE

GOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE

IMAGE.

IT IS NOT A REAL

ENCOUNTER.

MORE AND MORE I FELT LIKE

I CAN'T DO THIS.

IT FELT LIKES I JUST

DIDN'T MEASURE UP.

TIM WAS GETTING A BIT

HARD-HEARTED AND DISTANT

TOWARDS ME, TOWARDS THE

FAMILY, TOWARDS GOD.

HE BEGAN TO CHANGE.

THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT

REALLY TAUGHT ME HOW TO

PRAY BECAUSE I COULDN'T

CHANGE HIS HEART.

HE HAD TO CHOOSE US.

Reporter: TIM

EVENTUALLY STOPPED GOING

TO CHURCH, AND OVER THE

NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS

CONTINUED TO DRIFT FROM

HIS FAMILY, PUTTING HIS

TIME AND ENERGY INTO WORK.

IT WAS THERE HE MET A

WOMAN WHO CAUGHT HIS

ATTENTION.

I MADE HER LAUGH.

SHE MADE ME LAUGH.

AND IT JUST BECAME, OH,

WOW, THERE IS ANOTHER

PERSON OUT HERE WHO

ACTUALLY LIKES ME.

AND NEVER DREAMING THAT IT

WOULD EVER SLIP OVER INTO

AN AFFAIR.

AND THEN IT DID.

AND IT WAS A SHORT-LIVED

THING.

LITERALLY, IT WAS

OVERNIGHT.

I COULDN'T FUNCTION.

I WAS SO ASHAMED.

I JUST WANTED TO HIDE.

Reporter: THE NEXT

MORNING TIM TOLD LISA WHAT

HAPPENED.

SHE SAID, I KNEW ITMENT IT.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING

ON WITH YOU.

AND SHE WAS VERY ANGRY,

AND RIGHTFULLY SO.

IT FELT DEEPLY PAINFUL,

JUST THAT SENSE OF

REJECTION, THAT SENSE OF

BETRAYAL.

GOD, I'M GOING TO NEED A

LOT OF HELP FOR MY HEART

TO BE MENDED BECAUSE MY

HEART WAS BROKEN.

Reporter: TIM ALSO

TOLD HIS COLLEAGUES AND

HAD TO RESIGN HIS

POSITION.

HE AND LISA WENT TO

COUNSELLING, BUT TIM FELT

THE DAMAGE HAD ALREADY

BEEN DONE.

I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I

COULD CHANGE.

I FELT LIKE IT WAS, LIKE,

YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M DONE.

I'M DISQUALIFIED.

IT'S LIKE YOU DON'T FIX

THINGS LIKE THAT; YOU

THROW THEM AWAY.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

TIM HAD GIVEN UP ON THEIR

MARRIAGE AND HIMSELF, LISA

DID NOT.

I FELT LIKE GOD GAVE ME

FORGIVENESS IN MY HEART

IMMEDIATELY AS A GIFT.

I LITERALLY SAID TO THE

LORD, IF THIS IS WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO USE TO

BRING HIM BACK TO YOU,

GOD, THEN THAT'S WHAT I

WANT YOU TO DO.

Reporter: THEY DIDN'T

TELL THEIR CHILDREN ALL

THAT WAS GOING ON, BUT

THEIR DAUGHTER, CLARA,

KNEW SOMETHING WASN'T

RIGHT.

ALL I KNEW IS MY DAD

WAS BASICALLY GONE.

I FELT LIKE HE WASN'T MYED

DAD ANYMORE.

I WITHDREW FROM MY

FAMILY.

I WAS TALKING TO PSYCHICS.

I WAS TALKING TO PEOPLE

FROM OTHER RELIGIONS, JUST

TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING

THAT WAS REAL.

AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS

AND THINGS NOT REALLY

CHANGING, I SAID, YOU HAVE

TO GET HELP OR THIS ISN'T

GOING TO WORK.

Reporter: SO TIM

REACHED OUT TO A CLOSE

FRIEND WHO TOOK HIM TO A

WORSHIP SERVICE.

I JUST SAT ON THE

FLOOR, LEANING UP AGAINST

THE WALL, AND WAS

LISTENING.

AND THEN SOMETHING SHIFTED

SHIFTED.

IT'S LIKE THAT'S WHEN THE

HOLY SPIRIT SHOWED UP.

AND IT'S JUST LIKE

SOMETHING JUST PIERCED MY

HEART.

IT WAS, LIKE, WHOA, WHAT'S

THAT?

I THINK I HAD EXPERIENCED

HOPE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

IT'S, LIKE, OH, MAYBE THIS

IS REAL.

Reporter: TIM WENT

BACK TO THE SERVICES AGAIN

AND AGAIN.

IT WASN'T, LIKE, ONE

EVENT AND, OH, THE ANGELS.

IT WAS A WOOING.

IT WAS JUST LIKE THE

PRESENCE OF THE LORD.

LIKE, I'M HERE.

I'M JUST GOING TO HOLD YOU

FOR A WHILE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO TALK.

I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU

ANY INTELLECTUAL-TYPE

STUFF.

I'M JUST GOING TO BE HERE.

Reporter: TIM FINALLY

HAD THE REAL ENCOUNTER

WITH GOD HE HAD BEEN

MISSING.

AND IT WAS THEN HE BEGAN

REPAIRING HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIS WIFE AND

CHILDREN.

I WOULD GO TO THEM

INDIVIDUALLY AND I JUST

ASKED THEM FOR THEIR

FORGIVENESS.

AND THERE WERE A LOT OF

TEARS.

I STARTED SEEING THE

REAL TIM AGAIN.

AS HE ENCOUNTERED THE

LOVE OF GOD, I FELT THAT

HE WAS ABLE TO LOVE ME.

Reporter: TIM AND

LISA ARE ONCE AGAIN

HAPPILY MARRIED, AND

TOGETHER THEY'RE DOING

MINISTRY ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

I'M MORE IN LOVE WITH

MY WIFE NOW THAN I'VE EVER

BEEN.

THE LORD IS A MASTER AS

TAKING THINGS THAT ARE

BROKEN AND HEALING THEM,

IF WE ALLOW HIM TO.

HE IS A SUPERNATURAL,

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

HE CAN CHANGE THE

SITUATION AND BRING THE

LOVE BACK AND RECONCILE

AND REDEEM, LIKE HE DID

OUR MARRIAGE.

Gordon: HE DOES LIKE

TO TAKE THE BROKEN AND FIX

IT.

AND MAKE IT ALL NEW AGAIN.

I WANT TO TALK TO THOSE

WHO THINK THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER YOU DISQUALIFIED

YOURSELF.

THAT'S WHAT TIM THOUGHT.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS

DISQUALIFIED.

THAT A RIGHTEOUS GOD COULD

NEVER LOVE HIM AGAIN.

THAT HE COULD NEVER HAVE

THAT INTIMACY.

HE COULD NEVER BE ABLE TO

APPROACH HIM.

THAT HE HAD MESSED UP TOO

MUCH.

AND HE THOUGHT, WELL, THIS

IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

YOU'RE BROKEN.

YOU GET THROWN AWAY.

YOU AREN'T ANY GOOD

ANYMORE.

WELL, IF YOU'VE EVER FELT

THAT, I'VE GOT THE BEST

NEWS IN THE WORLD.

JESUS CAN RESTORE ANYONE

FROM ANYTHING.

THAT'S WHAT HE CAME TO DO.

HE CAME TO HEAL THE

BROKENHEARTED.

HE CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVE

FREE.

AND HE WANTS TO DO THAT

FOR YOU.

YOU'RE CAPTURED BY YOUR

SIN.

YOU'RE CAPTURED BY THE

THOUGHTS THAT YOU'VE

DISQUALIFIED YOURSELF.

YOU'RE CAPTURED BY THIS.

BUT REALIZE HIS LOVE NEVER

FAILS.

ALL THAT IT TAKES, ALL

THAT'S REQUIRED, IS FOR

YOU TO SURRENDER TO HIM.

TO TURN FROM WHAT YOU'RE

DOING, AND IF WHAT YOU'RE

DOING IS WRONG, TURN

QUICKLY FROM IT, TURN AWAY

FROM IT, AND SAY, JESUS, I

CAN'T FIX THIS, BUT YOU

CAN.

I CAN'T FIX ME, BUT YOU

CAN.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT,

THAT SURRENDER, WELL, THEN

YOU'LL FIND WHAT TIM

FOUND.

HE FOUND A NEW LIFE.

HE FOUND THAT GOD HADN'T

THROWN HIM AWAY.

HE FOUND FORGIVENESS.

HE FOUND RESTORATION.

AND THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

FOR IT.

TURN FROM WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

TURN AWAY FROM IT.

AND JUST TURN TO HIM AND

SAY, JESUS, HELP ME.

FROM MY INNERMOST BEING,

CRY OUT, I NEED YOU.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT,

HE'LL ANSWER YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN

WE SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF

OUR HEART, WE'LL FIND HIM.

DON'T DENY THAT HE HAS THE

ABILITY -- HE'S A MIRACLE

WORKER.

AND HE CAN WORK A MIRACLE

IN YOUR LIFE, IN YOUR

MARRIAGE.

HE CAN RESTORE.

HE CAN REBUILD.

HE CAN MAKE YOU NEW AGAIN.

IF YOU WANT THIS, DON'T

TURN AWAY.

DON'T LIVE ANOTHER DAY

FEELING THAT YOU'RE

WORTHLESS.

BUT RIGHT NOW BOW YOUR

HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET JESUS DO

ALL THE REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR TIM,

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS, HE IS READY,

WILLING, AND ABLE TO DO

FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, THAT' -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND

I JUST CONFESS, I HAVE

MADE A MESS OF MY LIFE.

I CAN'T FIX IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO

TURN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

BUT I TURN TO YOU.

AND I ASK RIGHT NOW THAT

YOU WOULD FORGIVE ME, THAT

YOU WOULD SET ME FREE FROM

IT.

THAT YOU WOULD RESTORE ME

AND MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

THAT YOU WOULD FILL ME

WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

THAT YOU WOULD GIVE GIVE TO ME

THE JOY OF SALVATION.

HEAR MY PRAYER -- HEAR MY

PRAYER, LORD JESUS.

I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO

TURN BUT TO YOU COME INTO

MY HEART, BE WITH ME, AND

LET ME KNOW THAT MY PRAYER

HAS BEEN HEARD AND HAS

BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR I ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, I JUST ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN FORGIVENESS.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD, HAS

BEEN ANSWERED.

FILL THEM WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

MAKE THEM NEW, FOR I ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU JUST PRAYED WITH

ME, THERE IS ONE MORE

THING THAT I WANT YOU TO

DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A PHONE

CALL.

AND IF YOU HAVE THINGS

THAT YOU NEED TO CONFESS,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO LET YOU KNOW

THAT GOD LOVES YOU AND HE

IS ABLE TO FORGIVE.

HE IS ABLE TO CLEANSE.

HE IS ABLE TO MAKE YOU

NEW.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A

FREE PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

HOW DO YOU WALK IT OUT DAY

BY DAY.

AND IF JUST LIKE TIM AND

LISA YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE

WITH YOUR MARRIAGE, IF

THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO

YOUR ACTIONS THAT HAVE

IMPACTED YOUR MARRIAGE,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS A WONDERFUL

BROCHURE, AND IT'S CALLED

"LOVE AND MARRIAGE, GOD'S

PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY."

IF YOU CALL US, WE CAN

E-MAIL IT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP LATER ON TODAY'S

PROGRAM, FORMER "700 CLUB"

CO-HOST CHRISTY WATTS.

SHE IS GOING TO TALK

CANDIDLY ABOUT THE PAIN IN

HER PAST, AND TELL US ALL

ABOUT HOW SHE LEARNED TO

TALK HERSELF HAPPY BY

SPEAKING GOD'S PROMISES.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE MILITARY OF NIGERIA

SAYS SOLDIERS HAVE FOUND

ONE OF THE NEARLY 300

GIRLS WHO WERE CAPTURED BY

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUP

BOKO HARAM ALMOST THREE

YEARS AGO.

SHE WAS FOUND, ALONG WITH

HER SIX MONTHS OLD BABY.

MOST OF THE GIRLS REMAIN

IN CAPTIVITY.

LESS THAN TWO DOZEN HAVE

BEEN FREED.

BOKO HARAM FORCED THE

CAPTURED GIRLS TO CONVERT

TO ISLAM, AND MANY OF THEM

WERE ALSO FORCED TO MARRY

ISLAMIC FIGHTERS.

THE KIDNAPPED GIRLS ARE

FROM CHIBOK, A SMALL

CHRISTIAN EN CLEAVE IN

MAINLY NORTHERN NIGERIA.

MANY OF THE PARENTS OF THE

GIRLS ARE TRANSLATING THE

BIBLE INTO LOCAL

LANGUAGES.

A SCHOOL IN PERU HAS

GOTTEN HELP FROM CBN TO

BRING CLEAN WATER TO ITS

STUDENTS.

THERE IS ONLY ONE SCHOOL.

IT HAS 55 STUDENTS, BUT

THERE WAS NO WATER TO

DRINK.

WITHOUT WATER, THERE WAS

NO WAY FOR THEM TO WASH

THEIR HANDS.

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING," THE STUDENTS

NOW HAVE CLEAN WATER,

THREE BATHROOMS, AND TWO

HAND-WASHING STATION.

THE WATER SYSTEM WILL NOT

ONLY HELP THE STUDENTS,

BUT WILL GIVE THEIR ENTIRE

COMMUNITY CLEAN WATER.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" BY GOING TO

THEIR WEBSITE AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: IN 1999,

KRISTI WATTS STARTED

WORKING AT "THE 700 CLUB."

SHE IS REMEMBERED FOR HER

ENGAGING PERSONALITY, HER

UNIQUE STYLE, THE FUN OF

BEING WITH KRISTI, BUT

ALSO SOME OF HER MORE

MEMORABLE INTERVIEWS WITH

TYLER PERRY, FORMER

SECRETARY OF STATE,

CONDOLEEZZA RICE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: KRISTI

WATTS WAS KNOWN FOR HER

UPBEAT PERSONALITY AS

CO-HOST OF COLUMBINE.

>"THE 700 CLUB."

BUT AFTER HER DIVORCE,

KRISTI WAS ANYTHING BUT

JOYFUL.

MANY OF US WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED DIVORCE, IT IS

AN EXCRUCIATING, PAINFUL

SITUATION.

Reporter: THAT PAIN

LEFT HER DISCOURAGED AND

DISAPPOINTED IN HER FAITH,

THE VERY FAITH SHE SHARED

ON AIR WITH MILLIONS OF

VIEWERS.

IN HER BOOK, "TALK

YOURSELF HAPPY," KRISTI

REVEALS HOW SHE FOUND TRUE

HAPPINESS AFTER HEARTACHE,

AND SHARES HOW SHE USED

HER MIND AND HER WORDS TO

RADICALLY CHANGE HER

FUTURE.

Terry: SHE IS BACK,

AND WE'RE SO GLAD SHE IS.

KRISTI WATTS.

WELCOME BACK HOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THANK YOU, TERRY.

THANK YOU.

Terry: YOU KNOW, YOU

HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FUN, AND

PEOPLE LOVE TO SEE YOU ON

CAMERA.

YOUR PERSONALITY JUST

COMES THROUGH AT

150 WATTS, IF YOU'LL

EXCUSE THE EXPRESSION.

I LIKE IT.

Terry: BUT NOBODY

KNEW OR REALIZED DURING

THE TIME THAT YOU WERE

DOING "THE 700 CLUB" THAT

YOUR LIFE WAS REALLY GOING

THROUGH A VERY DIFFERENT

PLACE.

UH-HUH.

Terry: YOU MARRIED,

HAD A HAPPY LIFE, PREGNANT

WITH YOUR FIRST BABY.

CAME HOME WITH THE BABY ON

THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY

YOUR EX-HUSBAND WALKED

OUT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I ACTUALLY HAD MY SON ON A

THURSDAY, AND CAME HOME

FROM THE HOSPITAL ON

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SO

ONE DAY AND HE WALKED OUT.

ONE OF THE LAST THINGS HE

SAID TO ME WAS, I NEVER

LOVED YOU.

AND THE SECOND THING HE

SAID WAS, YOU USED TO BE

SO PRETTY, LOOK AT YOU

NOW.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

ME UNDERSTANDING THE

IMPACT OF WORDS AND HOW

WORDS CAN DESTROY AND HARM

AND TEAR DOWN.

AND IT REALLY BEGAN A

JOURNEY OF ME REALIZING

THAT NOT JUST THE WORDS

THAT I SPEAK HAVE POWER,

BUT THE WORDS THAT OTHER

PEOPLE SPEAK TO ME HAVE

POWER AND SHAPE MY

PERSPECTIVE --

Terry: IF YOU LET

THEM.

IF I LET THEM.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING IS WHO'S WORD ARE WE

GOING TO BELIEVE?

THEIR WORD OR THE WORD,

WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Terry: THAT'S WHAT

THE BOOK, "TALK YOURSELF

HAPPY" IS ALL ABOUT.

IT IS REALLY THE STRUGGLE

OF LEARNING EXACTLY WHAT

YOU JUST SAID.

BECAUSE WE KNOW THESE

THINGS, KRISTI.

WE KNOW THERE IS POWER IN

THE WORD OF GOD.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE IN THE

PIT, REACHING UP AND

GRABBING HOLD OF THE

PROMISE AND MAKING IT YOUR

OWN IS A BATTLE.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

HERE IS THE DEAL,

TERRY: MOST OF US, 99% OF

US TALK OURSELVES

MISERABLE ALL DAY EVERY

DAY.

WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHAT

IS WRONG, WHAT GOD ISN'T

DOING.

Terry: WHAT SOMEONE

DID TO US.

WHAT SOMEONE DID TO US,

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.

AND WE TALK OURSELVES

MISERABLE.

GOD WANTS US TO BEGIN TO

TALK OURSELVES HAPPY BY

ENCOURAGING OURSELVES WITH

THE WORD OF GOD.

HERE IS THE DEAL, TERRY:

HOW MANY OF US CHRISTIANS

REALLY KNOW THE WORD OF

GOD.

WE GO TO CHURCH AND WE GO,

OH, WE LOVE JESUS.

BUT DO WE KNOW WHO GOD IS?

DO WE KNOW HOW TO TAKE THE

WORD OF GOD AND MAKE IT AP

APPLICABLE IN OUR OWN

LIVES?

Terry: I THINK ALSO,

KRISTI, EVEN WHEN WE DO

KNOW THE WORD OF GOD, WHEN

WE'RE IN THAT PIT, WE FEEL

KIND OF RIGHTEOUS ABOUT

OUR GRUMBLING BECAUSE WE

REALLY HAVE BEEN WOUNDED

BY SOMEONE, PUT DOWN BY

SOMEONE, REBUKED BY

SOMEONE.

HAD SOMETHING RIPPED AWAY

FROM US BY SOMEONE.

SO PART OF THE LESSON IN

HERE, AND PART OF THE

MIRACLE OF THE PROMISE IS

WHEN WE DON'T FEEL LIKE

IT, DOING IT.

EVEN THAT GOD HAD TO GIVE

YOU THE GRACE FOR.

RIGHT.

RIGHT.

THAT'S THE THING, TOO.

HERE'S SOME TRUTH SERUM, A

LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE TAKE

SCRIPTURE AND QUOTE IT ALL

DAY, EVERY DAY, AND YET WE

STILL FEEL LIKE AS SOON AS

IT COMES OUT OF OUR MOUTH

IT DISBURSES IN THE WIND.

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER

IS, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

OUT OF THE HEART COMES THE

WORDS THAT WE SPEAK.

SO IT'S REALLY A HEART

ISSUE, NOT JUST A WORD

ISSUE.

AND FOR ME, GOD HAD TO

TEACH ME, KRISTI, YOU CAN

QUOTE SCRIPTURES ALL DAY

EVERY DAY, BUT WHAT DOES

YOUR HEART REALLY SAY.

FOR ME, IT WAS WHEN I GOT

TO THAT DEEP PLACE, THE

PIT, THE DIFFICULT TIME IN

MY LIFE, WHEN I QUOTED

SCRIPTURE, I PRAYED AND I

FASTED, BUT YET NOTHING

ELSE COULD GET ME OUT OF

THAT PIT -- IT WAS WHEN

THAT WORD CAME ALIVE, THAT

WORD OF JESUS CHRIST.

PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW

HOW I GOT THE TITLE "TALK

YOURSELF HAPPY."

HERE IS THE TRUTH: IT WAS

NEW YEAR'S DAY AND NOTHING

WAS HAPPENING THE WAY I

THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

I WAS MISERABLE.

AND MY MOM CALLED ME AND

SHE WAS TRYING TO

ENCOURAGE ME AND NOTHING

WORKED.

I CRIED FOR FIVE DAYS

STRAIGHT.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE

STARTED TALKING ABOUT MY

SISTER, SOMETHING THAT WAS

GOING ON WITH HER.

AND I SAID, REMIND HER

WHEN THE LORD DID THIS,

AND REMIND HER WHEN THE

LORD DID THAT.

WHEN I STARTED TO SPEAK

WHAT GOD HAD DONE, AND

REMIND MYSELF ABOUT MY

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH

THE LORD AND THE GOODNESS

OF GOD, THAT SPIRIT OF

OPPRESSION STARTED TO

RAISE UP AND RAISE OFF OF

ME.

I SAID, GIRL, I JUST

TALKED MYSELF HAPPY.

AND THERE WAS A PRINCIPLE

IN THAT.

IT WASN'T JUST SPEAKING,

QUOTING SCRIPTURES.

IT WAS REMINDING OURSELVES

OF THE PERSON OF GOD, THE

WORD OF GOD, ACTIVATED BY

THE POWER OF GOD AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

Terry: AS I READ YOUR

BOOK, I THOUGHT, GOD

DOESN'T EVER CALL US TO

ANYTHING HE ALSO DOESN'T

SUPPLY OUR NEED FOR.

HERE YOU ARE, A SINGLE

MOM, RAISING A YOUNG BOY,

WHO HAD NEVER MET HIS DAD

FOR WHAT, 11, 12 YEARS?

12 YEARS.

Terry: THEN YOU GET A

CALL FROM YOUR EX-HUSBAND,

AND THE WHOLE THING IN

SOME WAYS COMES BACK TO

START.

YES.

Terry: HOW DID YOU

HANDLE THAT?

YEARS AGO, I WOULD HAVE

HANDLED IT VERY

DIFFERENTLY.

AND HERE'S THE TRUTH: I

WAS A HOST FOR "THE 700

CLUB" FOR 14 YEARS, BUT I

SAT ON THIS SET WITH A

LEVEL OF ARROGANCE.

IT WAS VERY SEE EASY FOR ME TO

SAY, GOD IS GOOD.

IT WAS VERY EASY FOR ME TO

LOOK AT THE AUDIENCE AND

SAY, TRUST GOD.

AND IT WAS EASY TO TRUST

GOD WHEN LIFE WAS GO GOOD.

GOD HAD TO HUMBLE ME.

WHEN I COULDN'T HOLD ON TO

JOBS OR FINANCES OR HOUSES

OR ANY OF THESE THINGS, I

HAD TO HOLD ON TO GOD.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR

QUESTION, WHEN 11 YEARS

LATER, WHEN I GET A PHONE

CALL FROM MY EX-HUSBAND,

WHO I HADN'T HEARD FROM

FOR YEARS, WHO SAID,

KRISTI, I WANT TO COME SEE

YOU AND YOUR SON, AND SIGH

SAID WHY?

AND HE SAID, BECAUSE I

HAVE STAGE FOUR CANCER AND

I'VE BEEN GIVEN THREE

MONTHS TO LIVE.

THE ARROGANT KRISTI WOULD

HAVE BEEN, LIKE, WHERE

HAVE YOU BEEN?

BUT THIS KRISTI WAS ABLE

TO LOOK AT A MAN AND HAVE

COMPASSION.

BECAUSE JUST LIKE GOD HAD

COMPASSION FOR ME, SAW ME

IN MY SUFFERING AND LOVED

ME THROUGH IT, HOW COULD I

NOT HAVE THAT SAME HEART

FOR MAY EX-HUSBAND.

Terry: AND HE WAS

COMING TO A PLACE OF

ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES, BUT

IT GAVE YOUR SON A GIFT OF

MEETING HIS FATHER.

THAT WAS HARD, TERRY.

WHEN HE CALLED, HE HAD

NEVER MET HIS OWN SON

BEFORE.

WHEN HE WALKED OUT, HE

WALKED OUT FOR GOOD.

HERE I'M FACED WITH A

DECISION: DO I DO WHAT I

FEEL LIKE DOING, WHICH IS

TO SHUT THAT DOOR AND SLAM

THAT PHONE DOWN?

OR DO I SAY OKAY?

DO I LET THIS MAN LET MY

SON MEET HIS FATHER AND

THEN HE DIES?

OR DO I NOT LET MY SON

MEET HIS FATHER AND IT

WILL NEVER HAPPEN?

WHAT DO I DO?

WHAT DO I DO?

I SAID, WHAT WOULD JESUS

DO?

OKAY, THE HEART OF

COMPASSION, OF COURSE.

AND MY SON MET HIM.

AND IT WAS A UNIQUE

EXPERIENCE.

Terry: YOU KNOW, WE

ARE SKIMMING THE TIP OF

THE EISENBERG HER ICEBERG BECAUSE THERE

IS SO MUCH MORE IN YOUR

BOOK.

BUT THERE IS NOT A ONE OF

US WHO DOESN'T GO THROUGH

LIFE WITH SOME DIFFICULT

PLACES.

MAYBE YOU FIND YOURSELF IN

A PIT, LIKE KRISTI FOUND

HERSELF.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

WELL, I LOVE THE SUBTITLE

OF THIS BOOK: "TRANSFORM

YOUR HEART BY SPEAKING

GOD'S PROMISES.

JUST DO IT."

KRISTI'S BOOK IS CALLED

"TALK YOURSELF HAPPY."

IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE

YOU BACK HERE AND WHAT A

MESSAGE YOU BRING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: YOU'RE A JOY.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

BE BACK WITH MORE OF "THE

700 CLUB" AFTER THIS, SO

STAY WITH US.

GET THE BOOK.

Gordon: WELL,

MILLIONS OF CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD ARE

LEARNING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE THROUGH CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

IN THE PHILIPPINES, ONE

BOY IS DOING MORE THAN

JUST WATCHING THE STORIES.

HE'S APPLYING THEM TO HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: 13-YEAR-OLD

ALBERT NEVER MISSES AN

EPISODE OF HIS NEW

FAVORITE TV SHOW,

"SUPERBOOK."

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WHEN I SAW THE BURNING

BUSH WHERE GOD SPOKE TO

MOSES, I KNEW THERE WAS

SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY

ABOUT THE SHOW.

Reporter: ONE DAY

ALBERT HEARD THAT HIS

FAVORITE "SUPERBOOK"

CHARACTER, GIZMO, WAS

COMING TO HIS CITY FOR A

VISIT.

HE ASKED HIS MOM IF HE

COULD GO.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY

COULDN'T EVEN AFFORD BUS

FARE TO THE EVENT.

I PRAYED TO GOD AND

ASKED FOR WISDOM ON HOW I

COULD RAISE THE MONEY FOR

BUS FARE.

HE GAVE ME THE IDEA TO

COLLECT PLASTIC BOTTLES TO

RECYCLE.

Reporter: ALBERT

WORKED HARD AND EARNED

ENOUGH MONEY TO GO TO THE

"SUPERBOOK" EVENT.

I HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH

THE OTHER CHILDREN WHO

LOVE "SUPERBOOK," TOO.

MY FAVORITE PART IS WHEN I

HAD MY PICTURE TAKEN WITH

GIZMO.

Reporter: A FEW

MONTHS LATER HE SUBMITTED

ART TO A CONTEST.

I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I

WON.

I TREASURE THE FIRST

D.V.D. SO MUCH.

Reporter: ALBERT

WANTED TO BUY A SECOND

D.V.D., SO ONCE AGAIN HE

STARTED COLLECTING BOTTLES

TO RECYCLE.

THEN ALBERT'S MOM GOT SICK

AND COULDN'T WORK FOR A

MONTH.

SO ALBERT GAVE HIS MOM ALL

OF THE MONEY HE SAVED UP

TO BUY THAT SECOND

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

I THOUGHT OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE.

GOD ASKED ABRAHAM TO

SACRIFICE HIS ONLY SON,

ISAAC.

I WAS HAPPY TO SACRIFICE

MY C.D. BECAUSE I LOVE MY

MOM.

Reporter: CBN LEARNED

ABOUT ALBERT, SO WE GAVE

HIM SOME MORE D.V.D.s OF

HIS FAVORITE "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES.

GOD BLESSES US BACK

WITH WHAT WE REALLY WANT.

I'M SO HAPPY.

"SUPERBOOK" MAKES MY FAITH

IN GOD STRONGER.

Gordon: YOU CAN MAKE

FAITH IN GOD STRONGER FOR

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

WE'RE CLOSING IN ON 50

LANGUAGES WHERE

"SUPERBOOK" HAS BEEN

TRANSLATED.

AND IT IS JUST AMAZING,

THE RESULTS.

OUR SURVEYS ARE SHOWING

INCREDIBLE NUMBERS OF

PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THESE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES.

THE SURVEYS ARE

180 MILLION PEOPLE LAST

YEAR.

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

THE BIGGEST AUDIENCES ARE

IN THE PHILIPPINES, WHERE

THE RATINGS SHOW

3.5 MILLION PEOPLE

WATCHING EVERY SATURDAY

MORNING.

THEN THERE IS INDONESIA,

650,000 TO 700,000.

AND IN JAKARTA.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET

THESE STORIES OUT IS THAT

THE CHILDREN GET

ENCOURAGED.

THEY GET ENCOURAGED TO

BELIEVE IN GOD, TO BELIEVE

THAT THERE IS A SAVIOR.

TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A

PLACE FOR THEM WITH HIM.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

NOW, FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU THE

LATEST EPISODE WE'VE GOT.

WE'VE GOT THIS WONDERFUL

"SUPERBOOK" EXPLORER

SERIES.

AND YOU'LL GET TWO

EPISODES OF "SUPERBOOK,"

PLUS ALL OF THE ARCHEOLOGY

AND HISTORY THAT WENT INTO

THE EPISODE.

AND THEN THE THEOLOGY OF

THE EPISODE.

HOW DOES THIS EPISODE FIT

WITHIN GOD'S PLAN OF

SALVATION.

SO YOU GET NOT JUST ONE

COPY OF IT.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES SO

YOU CAN SHARE THIS

PARTICULAR EPISODE WITH

YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY.

AND THEN AS A BONUS,

YOU'LL HAVE 26 "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES UNLOCKED FOR YOU

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> WELL, WE'RE GOING TO

BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: TIME TO "BRING

IT ON" WITH SOME OF THE

E-MAIL QUESTIONS THAT

YOU'VE SENT IN.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE

COMES FROM SCARLET, WHO

SAYS, "WHAT DOES THE WORD

GRACE MEAN?

DOES IT MEAN LOVE?"

Gordon: SCARLET, IT

ACTUALLY DOESN'T MEAN

LOVE.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF GREEK

WORDS FOR LOVE IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

AGAPE IS THE NUMBER ONE,

WHICH IS THIS

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

GRACE IS UNMERITED FAVOR.

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS.

UNMERITED FAVOR.

WHERE YOU ARE LOVED JUST

BECAUSE OF YOU.

IN OUR HUMAN

UNDERSTANDING, WE ALWAYS

THINK THAT WE HAVE TO DO

CERTAIN THINGS, THAT THERE

IS SOME KIND OF EXCHANGE,

A QUID PRO QUO, IF YOU

WILL.

IF I'M GOOD ENOUGH, GOD

WILL PAY ATTENTION TO ME.

IF I DO THE RIGHT THINGS,

IF I GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL

EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY, IF I

READ MY BIBLE, IF I FAST

ENOUGH, IF I TITHE

ENOUGH -- AND ALL OF THESE

THINGS -- THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER GOD IS GOING TO

SMILE ON ME.

WELL, THE GREAT NEWS IS

YOU HAVE UNMERITED FAVOR.

YOU CAN'T EARN IT.

YOU CAN'T ACHIEVE FOR IT.

IT IS BECAUSE OF WHO YOU

ARE.

AND THE MORE YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT IDENTITY,

THAT YOU ARE A CHILD OF

GOD, AND THIS HAPPENS

BEFORE YOU'RE SAVED --

REALIZE GOD CREATED ADAM

AND EVE.

HE CREATED THEM FOR A

GARDEN.

HE CREATED THEM FOR

COMMUNION WITH HIM.

AND THAT CREATION HAS NOT

BEEN SEVERED BY OUR SIN.

WE'RE STILL HIS CHILDREN.

NOW, WE NEED TO BE

RESTORED TO THE FAMILY.

WE NEED TO ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS.

WE NEED TO ASK FOR

SALVATION AND RECEIVE IT.

BUT THAT FAVOR, THAT WHILE

WE WERE YET SINNERS,

CHRIST DIED FOR US -- JUST

DWELL IN THAT FAVOR.

DWELL IN THAT IDENTITY,

AND IT WILL TRANSFORM YOU.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SAY, I

GET TO GO BOLDLY TO

DADDY'S THRONE.

I GET TO GO TO THAT THRONE

OF GRACE BECAUSE OF WHO HE

IS AND HOW HE LOVES ME.

Terry: THIS IS

NANETTE WHO SAYS, "WHAT

CAUSES ME TO CRY WHEN I

PRAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN I

PRAY FOR SOMEONE IN

PERSON.

IS IT SOMETHING TO BE

EMBARRASSED ABOUT?"

Gordon: PLEASE DON'T

BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT IT.

IT IS THE PROMPTING OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

YOU'RE HAVING THE

BEGINNINGS, IF YOU WILL,

OF THE GROANINGS THAT

CANNOT BE UTTERED.

IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU'RE

AN INTERCESSOR.

IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU'RE

FILLED WITH COMPASSION.

DON'T BE EMBARRASSED BY

IT, BUT EMBRACE IT AND

REALIZE YOU'RE REALLY

IDENTIFYING WITH THE

PERSON YOU'RE PRAYING FOR.

Terry: I LIKE WHEN

SOMEBODY IS PRAYING FOR ME

AND THEY'RE MOVED TO

TEARS.

I FEEL LIKE THEY

UNDERSTAND MY NEED IN A

DEEPER WAY.

Gordon: YEAH, A

CONNECTION.

IT CONNECTS YOU IN WAYS

THAT NOTHING ELSE WORKS.

Terry: THANKS FOR

YOUR QUESTIONS.

WE APPRECIATE HEARING FROM

YOU ALWAYS.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT, WE

HAVE SOME WONDERFUL WORDS

FROM MATTHEW 5: "LET YOUR

LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN,

THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR

GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY

YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN."

AND TODAY KEEP IN MIND

WHAT THAT WONDERFUL CHURCH

IS DOING FOR THE REFUGEES.

THEY'RE LETTING THEIR

LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN,

THAT GOD WOULD BE

GLORIFIED.

NOT THEM, BUT THAT GOD

WOULD BE GLORIFIED.

THROUGH THAT THEY ARE

LEADING MANY TO SALVATION.

YOU CAN DO THAT, TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET

YOUR LIGHT SHINE.

FOR TERRY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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