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700 Club Interactive - February 9, 2017

Efrem Graham’s top 5 faith-based entertainment stories of the week. Read Transcript


Gordon: SEE HOW A

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

SAVED A LITTLE GIRL.

PLUS A TEENAGED DRUG

ADDICT IS LEFT FOR DEAD.

HE LEAVES ME IN AN

ABANDONED APARTMENT.

I LAID THERE FOR THREE

DAYS.

Gordon: HEAR HOW SHE

WAS RAISED BACK TO LIFE.

I WAS FEELING JUST A

SUPER NATURAL PEACE THAT I

NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

FOR THE VERY LATEST IN

FAITH-BASED ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS, HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM

WITH THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

*

* YOU MAKE ME SING

*

YOU'RE EVERY WORD *

Efrem: ENCOURAGING

NEWS FROM SINGER MICHAEL

BUBL, WHO'S SON WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

HE RELEASED A STATEMENT

SAYING: "WE'RE SO GRATEFUL

OUR SON, NOAH, HAS BEEN

PROGRESSING WELL, AND

DOCTORS ARE R VERY OPTMISTIC

ABOUT HIS FUTURE."

* WHATEVER COMES OUR WAY,

WE'LL SEE IT THROUGH *

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

THREE, TWO, ONE.

Efrem: THERE IS

SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT

ABOUT THE OSCARS THIS

YEAR.

MORE DIVERSITY IN THIS

CLASS PHOTO.

THEY DESIRE TO BE HERE.

THEY'RE NOT BEING THRUST

NO THE LIMELIGHT BECAUSE

OF THE COLOR OF THEIR

SKIN.

WE'RE SEEING EVERYONE'S

TALENTS ON DISPLAY.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...METALLICA'S JAMES

LENDS HIS VOICE FOR THIS

DOCUMENT ON PORN

ADDICTION, WHAT IT DOES TO

RELATIONSHIPS AND HOW TO

OVERCOME IT.

HE STOPPED AND HE SAID,

I THINK I'M ADDICTED TO

PORN.

MY NIGHT AND SHINING ARMOR

WAS A PORN ADDICT.

Efrem: ADDICTED TO

PORN, "CHASING THE IRON

BUTTERFLY," IS BEING SHOWN

AROUND THE WORLD.

> AT NUMBER TWO...

I PUT MY JERSEY IN MY

BAG, AND THEN IT WASN'T IN

THERE.

IF IT SHOWS UP ON eBAY,

SOMEBODY LET ME KNOW.

Efrem: TOM BRADY IS

MAKING HEADLINES, BUT AN

OLD 60 MINUTE INTERVIEW IS

ALSO MAKING THE ROUNDS.

I'M MAKING MORE MONEY

NOW THAN I EVER THOUGHT I

COULD PLAYING FOOTBALL.

BUT WITH ALL OF THAT

MONEY AND CAREER

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, WE WERE

SURPRISED TO HEAR THIS

FROM HIM.

WHY DO I HAVE THREE

SUPER BOWL RINGS AND STILL

THINK THERE IS SOMETHING

GREATER OUT THERE FOR ME.

MAYBE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WOULD SAY, HEY, MAN, THIS

IS WHAT IT IS.

I REACHED MY GOAL, MY

DREAM.

ME, I THINK, GOD, THERE

HAS GOT TO BE MORE THAN

THIS.

Reporter: WHAT'S THE

ANSWER?

I WISH I KNEW.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...LADY GAGA HAS THE

ANSWER.

SHE ABSOLUTELY SLAYED

IN THE HALF TIME SHOW.

Efrem: GAGA'S

PERFORMANCE AT SUPER BOWL

51 IS ALL OF THE BUZZ.

BUT WHAT YOU MAY HAVE

MISSED IS THE QUEEN

MONSTER'S POWERFUL MESSAGE

TO HER TEAM JUST MOMENTS

BEFORE TAKING THE STAGE ON

SUNDAY.

Reporter: WHY DID YOU

TELL EVERYBODY BEFORE YOU

HEADED OUT ON THE FIELD?

I TOLD THEM THAT THEIR

TALENT DID NOT BELONG TO

THEM, THAT GOD IS THE

OWNER OF THEIR TALENT.

AND THAT TODAY WAS ABOUT

SHARING HIS WISDOM WITH

THE WORLD.

Gordon: WELL, THOSE

ARE PRETTY INCREDIBLE

STATEMENTS COMING FROM

SOME OBVIOUS LEADERS IN

TODAY'S CULTURE.

HERE IS TOM BRADY, AND HE

IS, AT THAT POINT IN HIS

LIFE HE HAD THREE RINGS,

AND HE NOW HAS FIVE, AND

HE IS SAYING, THERE HAS

GOT TO BE MORE THAN THIS.

IF THIS IS IT, IF THE

MONEY, THE FAME, THE

SUCCESS -- HERE HE IS AT

THE PINNACLE OF HIS GAME,

AND HE IS SAYING, THERE

HAS TO BE MORE.

WELL, THE ANSWER IS YES.

AND THERE IS LADY GAGA,

WHO WAS RAISED IN A

CATHOLIC SCHOOL.

SHE CERTAINLY HAS GONE ON

TO LOTS OF FAME AND

FORTUNE, BUT TO HAVE HER

SAY, GOD OWNS YOUR TALENT;

HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS

GIVEN IT TO YOU.

WE NEED TO KEEP THESE

MESSAGES IN MIND, THAT

THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN

FAME AND MONEY AND SUCCESS

AND SPORTING EVENTS.

AND WHAT IS THAT?

WHAT ARE YOU MADE FOR?

WHAT'S YOUR PURPOSE?

AND ULTIMATELY, WHAT WILL

GIVE YOU SATISFACTION?

AND THE ANSWER BOILS DOWN

TO THIS, YOU FIND IT IN

THE BOOK OF GENESIS, THAT

GOD MADE US SO HE COULD

COME DOWN IN THE COOL OF

THE EVENING AND TALK WITH

US.

AND WHEN WE UNDERSTAND

THAT'S OUR PURPOSE, TO

HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

HIM, WELL THEN EVERYTHING

ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE.

SO WHAT DID YOU THINK

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S SUPER

BOWL COMMERCIALS?

IF YOU'RE IN MY HOUSEHOLD,

WE ALL CHEERED FOR THE

MR. CLEAN COMMERCIAL.

IT DEFINITELY INSPIRED ME

TO GET UP AND START

PICKING UP AROUND THE TV

AND TAKING SOME DISHES

BACK INTO THE KITCHEN.

BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE

THERE IS A COMMERCIAL THAT

IS SO MEMORABLE THAT

PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING

ABOUT IT YEARS LATER.

IN 2010, TIM TEBOW'S

PRO-LIFE STORY WAS

FEATURED IN A SUPER BOWL

SPOT.

AND WHEN A YOUNG WOMAN

NAMED SUSAN WOODS SAW IT,

HER LIFE WAS FOREVER

CHANGED.

THAT WASN'T SOMETHING

THAT I PLANNED AT ALL.

AS NERVOUS AS WAS TELLING

HIM, BECAUSE I KNEW HOW HE

THOUGHT, I THOUGHT IN THE

END HE WOULD BE OKAY WITH

IT.

I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE,

LIKE, OH, MY GOSH, THAT

WAS NOT THE PLAN, BUT I

THOUGHT HE WOULD BE OKAY

WITH IT.

BUT HE WASN'T.

HE WASN'T OKAY WITH IT AT

ALL.

HE SAID, YOU NEED TO HAVE

AN ABORTION.

YOU CAN'T HAVE THE BABY.

HE SAID, I'LL KILL MYSELF.

I CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER KID.

I'LL KILL MYSELF.

I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT OUT

OF HIM AT ALL SINCE I

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

BUT TO AGREE WITH HIM AND

SAY, SURE, OKAY.

I THOUGHT, I CAN'T TALK

WITH ANYBODY ABOUT THIS.

I NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT

ON MY OWN BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT ANYONE TO KNOW I WAS

EVEN THINKING ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN HE LEFT, AND I

WENT TO A SUPER BOWL

PARTY.

IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD,

THAT WAS ALL I COULD THINK

ABOUT.

AND ANY MOMENT I WAS

ALONE, THAT'S ALL I COULD

THINK ABOUT.

IT WAS CONSUMING.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

EVEN MAKE THE DECISION, I

GUESS.

WHAT WAS I CONSIDERING?

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

THINK ABOUT IT.

I CALL HIM MY MIRACLE

BABY.

THAT WAS THE NIGHT THAT I

SAW TIM TEBOW'S

COMMERCIAL.

THAT'S WHAT BROUGHT ME TO

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY.

WITH ALL OUR FAMILY HAS

BEEN THROUGH, IT HAS TO BE

TOUGH.

TIMMY, I'M TRYING TO TELL

OUR STORY HERE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT, MOM.

I WENT HOME AND I

WATCHED THE COMMERCIAL

AGAIN ON MY YouTube OR

WHATEVER.

AND I EXPLORED THE SITE.

I WATCHED VIDEO AFTER

VIDEO AND THEN FINALLY I

E-MAIL FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY.

THERE WAS A LINK, IF YOU

NEEDED HELP -- IF YOU WERE

CONFUSED OR NEEDED HELP.

AND I GOT AN E-MAIL BACK.

AND IT LITERALLY RA IT WAS IN

READING THAT E-MAIL, IT

WAS PRETTY INSTANT, MY

DECISION.

I KNEW ALL ALONG IT WAS

WHAT I WANTED TO DO, BUT I

NEEDED TO HAVE THE

STRENGTH TO DO IT.

THERE WAS NO, UM --

NOTHING AFTER THAT.

I KNEW I'M KEEPING THE

BABY.

I'M HAVING HER.

EVERYTHING WE DO IS

TOGETHER, PRETTY MUCH.

I'LL RACE YOU.

BEING A SINGLE MOM IS

CHALLENGING.

THE DAY-TO-DAY STUFF IS

EXHAUSTING, BUT THAT'S

OKAY.

I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR

HER.

IT'S SO FUN AT CHRISTMAS

TO SEE HER EYES.

TO A CHILD MAKES IT SO

MUCH MORE FUN AND

MEANINGFUL.

>WHAT GOES.WHAT GOES IN THE MANGER?

JESUS.

FROM CHRISTMAS PLAYS TO

BAKING COOKIES TO MAKING

CRAFTS, THOSE ARE THE

KINDS OF THINGS WE SPEND A

LOT OF TIME DOING.

I'M REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE

HER.

SHE DEFINITELY BRINGS OUT

THE BEST IN ME.

I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE LIFE

ANY OTHER WAY.

AND SHE HAS BROUGHT ME

CLOSER TO JESUS AS WELL.

I THINK THAT SHE DOES THAT

FOR OTHER PEOPLE, TOO.

BEING THERE FOR EACH OTHER

IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING.

WE HAVE EACH OTHER, NO

MATTER WHAT.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL LEGACY, ALL

BECAUSE OF A SUPER BOWL

COMMERCIAL.

AND ONE THAT HERE WE ARE

SEVEN YEARS LATER, AND

WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT

IT.

WELL, IF YOU FOUND

YOURSELF WITH AN UNWANTED

PREGNANCY AND YOU WOULD

LIKE TO TALK WITH SOMEONE

ABOUT IT, WELL, FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY HAS TRAINED

COUNSELLORS WHO CAN HELP.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO THEIR WEBSITE, FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY.COM, OR CALL

1-800-A-FAMILY.

> COMING UP, SEE HOW YOU

TURNED THINGS AROUND FOR

THIS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER.

AND THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: WHEN A WOMAN

IN SENEGAL GAVE BIRTH TO

HER BABY, IT SHOULD HAVE

BEEN A DAY OF CELEBRATION.

INSTEAD, HER HUSBAND

ABANDONED THEM, AND HER

MOTHER ASKED THE MIDWIVES

TO KILL THE CHILD.

Reporter: WHEN ASIA

GAVE BIRTH TO HER

DAUGHTER, KATIE, SHE WAS

SADDENED BY HER SEVERE

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, AND

SHE WASN'T PREPARED FOR

THE REACTION OF THE

CHILD'S GRANDMOTHER.

SHE SAID, YOUR CHILD IS

DEMONED.

AND SHE TALKED TO THE

MIDWIFE ABOUT KILLING THE

CHILD.

Reporter: THINGS GOT

WORSE WHEN SHE GOT HOME.

HER HUSBAND DIVORCED HER

BECAUSE OF KATIE'S

CONDITION.

AFTER THAT, MOTHER AND

DAUGHTER WERE FORCED TO

LIVE IN ISOLATION.

THEY HAD NO MONEY TO MOVE

AWAY FROM THE FAMILY.

AND EVEN THOUGH SHE DID

OTHER PEOPLE'S LAUNDRY FOR

A FEW DOLLARS A WEEK,

THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT

OVER FOR SURGERY.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.

WE OFTEN DID NOT EAT.

Reporter: THEN ASIA

LEARNED ABOUT CBN AND THE

OPPORTUNITY FOR KATIE TO

RECEIVE AN OPERATION.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A

MIRACLE.

THIS SURGERY WOULD CHANGE

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: CBN

ARRANGED FOR KATIE TO HAVE

THE FREE OPERATION, AND IT

WAS A SUCCESS.

THEN WE HELPED ASIA AND

HER DAUGHTER FIND A NEW

HOME.

AND SET UP A BUSINESS FOR

HER TO SELL PRODUCE IN THE

MARKET.

IN THE THREE MONTHS SINCE

WE DID THAT, KATIE'S LIP

HAS COMPLETELY HEALED, AND

ASIA IS MAKING A GOOD

PROFIT FROM HER SMALL

BUSINESS.

WITH THE BUSINESS, IT

SATISFIES ALL OUR NEEDS.

I'M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT

GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO

HELP PEOPLE.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF ALL

OF IT WHEN YOU JOIN.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US:

1-800-700-7000, IS THE

NUMBER TO CALL.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH.

AND THAT BREAKS DOWN TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND

JOIN, I'VE GOT SOMETHING

FOR YOU.

IT'S A WONDERFUL D.V.D.

PACKAGE CALLED THE SECRET

KINGDOM.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME WE

PUT ALL OF THE VIDEO "THE

SECRET KINGDOM" TEACHINGS.

IT IS BASED ON MY FATHER'S

BEST-SELLING BOOK, "THE

SECRET KINGDOM."

IT IS THE PRINCIPLES THAT

JESUS LAID DOWN, AND THE

LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

SOME OF THEM SEEM

REMARKABLY

COUNTER-INTUITIVE, BUT

WHEN YOU START PUTTING

THEM INTO PRACTICE, THEN

WONDERFUL BLESSINGS COME.

THESE ARE THE PRINCIPLES

THAT HAVE GUIDED CBN

THROUGH THE DECADES, AND I

WANT YOU TO HAVE IT, TO

HELP YOU GUIDE THROUGH

YOUR LIFE.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN.

1-800-700-7000.

WELL, UP NEXT, A PARTLY

GIRL WINDS UP IN THE

EMERGENCY ROOM,

ASTONISHING HER DOCTORS.

WE HAVE NO CLUE HOW YOU

ARE ALIVE.

YOU HAVE MORE DRUGS IN

YOUR SYSTEM THAN WOULD

KILL THREE GROWN MEN.

YOU ARE A WALKING DEAD

WOMAN.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THIS DEAD

WOMAN LEAVES THE HOSPITAL,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: LIKE MANY

TEENAGERS, HEATHER SHOTT

CAME FROM A BROKEN HOME.

AND LIKE MANY TEENAGERS,

HEATHER STRUGGLED HANDLING

THE HURT.

SO SHE TURNED TO THE ONE

THING SHE FELT WOULD BRING

COMFORT: DRUGS.

ME AND A GROUP OF

FRIENDS, WE WERE OUT.

WE WERE GOING FROM PARTY

TO PARTY.

WE WERE DOING DRUGS IN THE

CAR, BEFORE GOING INTO THE

PARTIES.

AND I STARTED FOAMING AT

THE MOUTH.

THE LAST THING I REMEMBER,

HE SAYS TO ME, HEATHER,

ARE YOU OKAY?

AND THAT'S WHEN I BLACKED

OUT.

MY PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN I

WAS TWO YEARS OLD.

ALL I REALLY KNEW IS DADDY

HATED MOM, MOM HATED

DADDY, AND I WAS HEARING

FROM BOTH SIDES THE

REASONS FOR WHY THEY

DISLIKED EACH OTHER.

IT PUT A LOT OF BITTERNESS

OR FRUSTRATION IN MY HEART

TOWARDS MY PARENTS AT A

PRETTY YOUNG AGE.

MY MOM WAS REMARRIED WHEN

I WAS ABOUT FOUR AND A

HALF, FIVE YEARS OLD.

WHEN MY MOM MARRIED MY

STEPDAD, THEY BEGAN TO

STRONGLY PUT THEIR FAITH

IN THE LORD.

I KNEW WHO GOD WAS.

I KNEW ABOUT THE BIBLE AND

STORIES IN THE BIBLE, BUT

I WOULDN'T SAY THAT I

REALLY HAD A STRONG

RELATIONSHIP, WHICH IS SO

KEY, WITH GOD.

FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF A

KID, MY DAD WAS JUST THE

FUNNEST DAD EVER.

I STAYED OUT AT LATE AS I

WANTED.

IF I DIDN'T WANT TO COME

HOME AT NIGHT, I DIDN'T

COME HOME.

IF I WANTED TO DRINK, I

COULD DRINK.

GOING INTO HIGH SCHOOL, I

JUST BECAME OUT OF

CONTROL, FOR MY MOM AND

STEPDAD TO HANDLE.

I SAID, I'M MOVING INTO MY

DAD.

AND THAT LED INTO ALL

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRUGS,

COCA-COLA AND ECSTASY, AND

WE WERE SMOKING AND

PARTYING EVERY WEEKEND.

I JUST BEGAN TO KIND OF

FLUSH OUT ANY GOOD

INFLUENCES IN MY LIFE,

FROM FAMILY MEMBERS TO

FRIENDS TO CHURCH,

EVERYTHING I BEGAN TO

FLUSH OUT.

EMOTIONALLY I WAS BROKEN.

I WAS JUST AN ANGRY,

ANGRY, HURT PERSON.

AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS

STARTED TO BREW OUT OF

INSECURITY.

ONE NIGHT, ME AND A GROUP

OF FRIENDS WERE OUT, AND

WE WERE GOING FROM PARTY

TO PARTY.

AND WE WERE DOING DRUGS IN

THE CAR BEFORE GOING INTO

THE PARTIES AND THEN

DRINKING IN THE PARTIES.

ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS, HE

HAD A BIG BAG OF ECSTASY.

AND HE RUNS IT OVER.

THIS HUGE BAG.

WE WERE, LIKE, WHATEVER,

WE'RE GOING TO SNORT IT

TONIGHT AND HAVE THIS

AWESOME BEST NIGHT OF OUR

LIFE.

SHE STARTED FEEDING US ALL

LINES, LINE AFTER LINE.

THE LAST THING I REMEMBER

IS MY BEST FRIEND, HE SAYS

TO ME, HEATHER, ARE YOU

OKAY?

AND THAT'S WHEN I BLACKED

OUT.

THE GUY WHO WAS FREEZING

US THE LINES FREAKED OUT

AND HE JUST LEAVES ME ON

THE FLOOR IN ONE OF THE

BEDROOMS.

I LAID THERE FOR THREE

DAYS, NO REKS O RECOLLECTION OF

THAT TIME.

MY BEST FRIEND SAID TO THE

GUY WHO HAD THE DRUGS, YOU

NEED TO TELL ME WHERE

HEATHER IS AT.

THEY BOTH THOUGHT I WAS

DEAD.

WHEN I HEARD THEM, I MOVED

A LITTLE BIT.

HE CAME IN AND HE PICKED

ME UP OFF THE FLOOR.

THEY RUSHED ME HOME TO MY

DAD.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

STARTED WAKING UP AFTER

THOSE THREE DAYS.

THE DOCTORS, I REMEMBER

THEM DOING TESTS ON ME,

WALKING IN THE ROOM AND

SAYING, WE HAVE NO CLUE

HOW YOU ARE ALIVE.

YOU HAVE MORE DRUGS IN

YOUR SYSTEM THAN WOULD

KILL THREE GROWN MEN.

YOU ARE A WALKING DEAD

WOMAN.

AND I REMEMBER JUST

BREAKING, CRYING, BECAUSE

I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE BEEN

DEAD.

AND SO IT WAS A MOMENT OF

A LITTLE BIT OF ME AWAKING

AND QUESTIONING WHAT AM I

DOING?

MY MOM HAD THE POLICE COME

PULL ME OUT OF MY DAD'S

HOUSE.

SO SHE WASN'T GIVING UP ON

THE FIGHT, EITHER, FOR ME.

SO SOME OF THE RULES OF

NOW BEING AT HOME IS I HAD

TO START ATTENDING CHURCH

WITH THEM AGAIN.

WHETHER OR NOT I WANTED TO

ADMIT IT, IT FELT GOOD.

MY HEART BEGAN TO SLOWLY

SOFTEN.

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

WAS A BIG THING THAT

CHANGED FOR ME.

NOT JUST ATTENDING CHURCH.

I WAS FEELING JUST A

SUPERNATURAL PEACE I NEVER

FELT BEFORE.

THAT'S WHAT ULTIMATELY WON

MY HEART OVER, THAT

LOVING, PEACEFUL PRESENCE

OF THE LORD.

THE LORD DELIVERED ME FROM

ALCOHOL, FROM DRUGS, FROM

THESE INTENSE ADDICTIONS

THAT I HAD.

IT TOOK A COUPLE OF YEARS.

THERE ARE HARDER DAYS THAN

OTHERS.

AND PART OF MY

ACCOUNTABILITY WAS MY

HUSBAND, WHO I HAD MET.

MY MOM HAD INTRODUCED US

ONLY THREE MONTHS AFTER MY

O.D.

I TOLD HIM EVERYTHING.

COMING FROM A PERSON WHO

NEVER DRINKS, WHO HAD

NEVER DONE DRUGS, WAS A

VIRGIN, LISTENED TO ALL MY

JUNK AND HE WAS FILLED

WITH COMPASSION.

WE STARTED DATING AFTER

THAT.

WE FELL SO IN LOVE.

HE REALLY INTRODUCED ME TO

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT GOD'S

GRACE GAVE ME THAT SECOND

CHANCE AND GAVE ME AN

INCREDIBLE HUSBAND, AND I

GET TO DO WHAT I DO NOW.

YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU

RECEIVE CHRIST INTO YOUR

LIFE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

HOLD YOUR HEAD DOWN LOW,

ASHAMED OF THE MISTAKES

YOU'VE MADE.

WHETHER IT IS A CHILD OUT

OF WEDLOCK OR DIVORCE --

WHATEVER IT IS.

THERE ARE SO MANY THING

PEOPLE CARRY AROUND

FOREVER AND LET IT EAT UP

THEIR LIFE.

THE REASON WHY HE WANTS TO

SAVE US AND DELIVER US IS

TO USE US.

AS LONG AS WE ALLOW THAT

SHAME AND SCARS TO HOLD US

UP, IT PREVENTS THE

PURPOSE OF WHY HE WANTS TO

SAVE US, WHY HE WANTS TO

DELIVER US, WHY HE WANTS

TO REDEEM US.

YOU ARE UNSCARRED, YOU ARE

MADE NEW WHEN YOU RECEIVE

JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN I FORGET

MY PAST, BECAUSE I WANT TO

FOREVER BE GRATEFUL, BUT

I'M NOT HELD TO THAT.

THAT'S NOT WHO I AM.

I'M MADE NEW.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE

MADE NEW.

THAT'S THE PROMISE THAT

JESUS MAKES.

YOU FIND IT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

ALL THINGS BECOME NEW.

THAT'S WHAT THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAID.

AND HE SAID, LOOK, LOOK AT

ME.

I'LL BE A MODEL FOR YOU.

HERE I WAS A BLA BLASPHEMYER.

I TOOK MEN AND WOMEN OUT

OF THEIR HOMES.

I PUT THEM IN CHAINS AND

DRAGGED THEM OFF TO

PRISON.

BUT HE SAID, I OBTAINED

MERCY.

MERCY.

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU, YOU CAN OBTAIN MERCY.

AND THE GREAT NEWS IS GOD

DOESN'T WANT TO BEAT YOU

WITH YOUR SINS ANYMORE.

HE WANTS TO SET YOU FREE

FROM THEM.

HE IS NOT ANGRY WITH YOU.

HE IS NOT.

HE WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU

AND TRANSFORM YOU AND GIVE

YOU THE PLAN THAT HE HAD

FOR YOUR LIFE ALL ALONG.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BEFORE

HE EVEN LAID THE

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD,

HE CREATED GOOD WORKS FOR

YOU AND I TO WALK INTO.

HE DIDN'T INTEND FOR US TO

BE ADDICTED, TO BE ABUSED,

TO BE REJECTED.

HE DIDN'T INTEND FOR ANY

OF THAT.

WHAT HE WANTED FOR US IS

FOR US TO BE LOVED AND TO

BE ACCEPTED IN HIM.

NOW, HEATHER FOUND IT.

AND FOR SOME OF YOU,

YOU'VE GOT TO GO THROUGH

WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH,

WHERE IN ORDER TO GET FREE

FROM IT, YOU HAVE TO GO

LIVE IN A SEPARATED

ENVIRONMENT.

FOR SOME OF YOU, YOU SAY,

WELL, I TRIED THAT, AND

THEN FOR WHATEVER REASON

YOU FELL AWAY.

YOU SAID, OKAY, I'VE GOT

IT NOW.

AND YOU WENT AND CHOSE

YOUR OWN WAY AND YOU

STARTED WALKING YOUR OWN

WAY AGAIN.

AND YOU LOST IT.

YOU LOST THE JOY OF YOUR

SALVATION.

FOR SOME OF YOU, YOU'RE

TRYING TO LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE, BUT THERE

ARE SECRET SINS.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE

HOLDING YOU BACK.

YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH

THEM.

YOU KNOW GOD'S NOT HAPPY

WITH THEM.

AND YOU NEED TO GET FREE

FROM THAT.

YOU NEED TO GIVE IT TO

HIM.

FOR ALL OF YOU, THE

MESSAGE IS REAL SIMPLE:

COME TO THE CROSS, LAY IT

ALL DOWN BEFORE HIM.

DON'T TRY TO RUN YOUR OWN

LIFE.

TRY TO RUN YOUR LIFE THE

WAY GOD INTENDED, THE WAY

GOD PLANNED.

IT'S A SURRENDER.

WHERE YOU SAY, NOT MY WILL

BE DONE, BUT YOUR WILL BE

DONE IN MY LIFE, IN MY

HEART.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, AND

YOU SAY THAT, THEN HE

TAKES OVER.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THIS,

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS PRAY

IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

FOR IT.

AND HE'LL DO ALL THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD, SAY HIS NAME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

LAY IT DOWN.

I SURRENDER ALL.

AND I SURRENDER TO YOU AND

YOUR WILL FOR MY LIFE.

FORGIVE ME OF THE THINGS

THAT I'VE WRONG.

SET ME FREE FROM MY SIN.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

IF YOU PRAYED, LET

SOMEBODY KNOW.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PSALMS: "IF YOU WILL

SHOW ME THE WAY OF LIFE,

GRANTING ME THE JOY OF

YOUR PRESENCE AND THE

PLEASURES OF LIVING WITH

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