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700 Club Interactive - April 6, 2017

Studio 5's Efrem Graham talks about this week's top five stories from the world of faith and entertainment. Read Transcript


I DIDN'T KNOW MY WORDS.

I DIDN'T CARE.

Gordon: A MOM AND

WIFE PARTIES THROUGH THE

NIGHT.

HEY, MAMA, YOU'RE FINE;

YOU'RE SEXY.

Gordon: UNTIL SHE

GETS A WAKEUP CALL THAT

CHANGES HER LIFE.

I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO

TO HELL.

Gordon: PLUS, SEE HOW

THE BIG THREE ARE

COVERTING POISONING THE

MINDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

WHEN YOU'RE NOT GIVING

BOTH SIDES OF THINGS,

WHETHER IT IS AT

UNIVERSITY OR THE MEDIA OR

HOLLYWOOD, YOU'RE

ESSENTIALLY ROBBING PEOPLE

OF THE ABILITY TO MAKE A

CHOICE.

Gordon: ALL ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS THIS WEEK'S

TOP-FIVE-TRENDING STORIES.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE: "THE LAST CALL."

I MAY OFFICIALLY

RETIRE.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR

YOUR PARTING GIFT?

Efrem: AFTER FIVE

YEARS AND WILL WILL

SEASONS, "DUCK DYNASTY"

AIRS ITS SERIES FINALE.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH ONE

MEMBER OF THE FAMOUS AND

STILL QUITE BUSY ROBERTSON

CLAN.

> WE'RE JUST ABOUT AT

THE END OF THE "DUCK

DYNASTY" SEASON -- ARE YOU

MISSING IT?

WE JUST WRAPPED

FILMING, SO THAT IS KIND

OF CRAZY.

IT IS A NEW SEASON OF

LIFE, BUT, OF COURSE, SAD

TO LEAVE THE OTHER.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...THESE ARE IMAGES

FROM PHILADELPHIA'S ANNUAL

LOVE HALF MARATHON.

BUT IT IS THIS ONE AND THE

STORY BEHIND IT THAT HAS

GONE VIRAL.

THREE MEN STOPPED TO HELP

ANOTHER RUNNER MAKE IT TO

THE FINISH LINE.

THIS IS THE RACE, ABOUT

100 YARDS FROM THE FINISH

LINE.

I WAS COMING UP AND I SAW

HER LEGS WERE GIVING OUT.

I GRABBED HER JUST BEFORE

SHE FELL.

AND I TRIED TO HELP HER

ALONG.

WE GOT HIS JUST BEFORE THE

FINISH LINE AND THEN LET

HER CROSS ON HER OWN.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...FIXER UPPERS CHICK

GAINS IS THE MOST POPULAR

CELEBRITY AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

THEY POLLED FAITH

AUDIENCES FOR THIS LIST OF

TOP 20 CELEBRITIES, AND

CHIP IS NUMBER ONE.

> HIS WIFE, JOANNA, IS

NUMBER EIGHT ON THE LIST,

AND THE GOLDEN COUPLE IS

AT WORK ON A FIXER-UPPER

SPINOFF.

> AND NOW TO NUMBER

TWO...IF YOU EVER WATCHED

A TELEVISION SHOW AND

WONDERED COULD THAT

HAPPEN, A NEW SHOW IS

STARTING.

IT IS LIKE JAWS AND

DIE-HARD.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE

UGLY, AND TV SHOWS LIKE

"CRIMINAL MINDS," AND

WE'VE GOT TERRY OUT THERE

OBVIOUSLY HAVING A BALL.

Efrem: THE SHOW, JOE,

YOU CALL IT MYTH-BUSTERS

ON STEROIDS, WHY?

IT TAKES IT UP 10

NOTCHES TO WHERE IT COULD

GO.

Efrem: AND AT NUMBER

ONE...

*

Efrem: ...CHANCE THE

RAPPER CONTINUES HIS PUSH

TO IMPROVE HIS CITY'S

STRUGGLING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE

THE CREATION AND

COLLABORATION, THE NEW

CHANCE ARTS AND LITERATURE

FUN.

Efrem: THAT SUPPORT

COMES WITH SOME MAJOR

SUPPORT.

THE BASKETBALL TEAM HAS

DONATED $1 MILLION TO

C.P.S.

> A SHOUT OUT TO JIMMY

BUTLER AND DWAYNE RAY.

Efrem: AND HERE IS

YOUR CHANCE TO WORK FOR

HIM.

HE RECENTLY TWEETED: "I'M

LOOKING FOR AN INTERN,

SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE IN

PUTTING TOGETHER DECKS AND

WRITING PROPOSALS."

Gordon: THAT'S GOOD

NEWS, SEEING A RAPPER

SAYING I WANT TO PUT BACK

INTO THE PUBLIC SYSTEM.

> IT IS A SHAME TO SEE

"DUCK DYNASTY" GOING OFF

THE AIR.

I HOPE THEY COME UP WITH A

BRAND NEW SHOW BECAUSE WE

OBVIOUSLY NEED MORE

ROBERTSONS ON TELEVISION.

> THERE IS A GROWING

BIAS IN TODAY'S MEDIA AND

CULTURE, AND IS IT

AFFECTING TODAY'S

MILLENNIALS?

ONE AUTHOR, WHO IS A

MILLENNIAL HIMSELF, SAYS

THE ANSWER IS YES.

Reporter: WHEN DISNEY

RECENTLY PROMOTED A GAY

MOMENT IN ITS REMAKE OF

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," IT

POINTED TO A TROUBLING

TREND FOR MANY BELIEVERS,

AN ANTI-FAITH BIAS THAT

SEEMS TO BE GROWING.

IT CAN BE SEEN ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES, LIKE VANDERBILT

UNIVERSITY, WHICH FORCED

STUDENT CLUBS TO WELCOME

NON-CHRISTIANS IN

LEADERSHIP.

AND DISDAIN FOR THOSE WHO

SPEAK OF RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

FAITH AND CULTURE EXPERT

BILLY HALLOWELL SAYS WHAT

IS MOST CONCERNING IS THAT

THIS ANTI-FAITH BIAS IS

NOW WELL-ENTRENCHED IN OUR

MOST IMPORTANT CULTURAL

INSTITUTIONS, OR THE BIG

THREE, AS HE CALLS THEM.

WHEN YOU'RE NOT

PRESENTING BOTH SIDES OF

SOMETHING, WHEN YOU'RE NOT

GIVING PEOPLE OPTIONS,

WHETHER AT UNIVERSITY OR

MEDIA OR IN HOLLYWOOD,

YOU'RE ESSENTIALLY ROBBING

PEOPLE OF THE ABILITY TO

MAKE A CHOICE.

Reporter: AND

MILLENNIALS ARE PERHAPS

MOST AFFECTED BY THIS

DYNAMIC AS THEY HAVE GROWN

UP WITH A GLUT OF MEDIA

AND ENTERTAINMENT.

PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE

DISCONNECTED, I THINK,

FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING,

DESENSITIZED TO IT.

AND, REALLY, THE END

EFFECT OF THAT, THE BIG

CHANGE, IS THAT OPINIONS

ARE SHIFTING.

Reporter: A

MILLENNIAL HIMSELF,

HALLOWELL LOOKS CLOSER AT

THESE CHANGES IN HIS NEW

BOOK, "FAULT LINE."

THERE ARE POLLS WHICH SHOW

AMERICANS WHO DON'T HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE AND SEX OUTSIDE

OF MARRIAGE.

AND NOW ALMOST TWO-THIRDS

OF THE COUNTRY SEES

HOMOSEXUALITY AS OKAY.

AT THE SAME TIME, GOING TO

CHURCH IS NO LONGER A WAY

OF LIFE FOR ALMOST A

QUARTER OF ALL AMERICANS,

WITH MILLENNIALS LEADING

THE WAY.

GENERATIONAL

REPLACEMENT IS HAPPENING.

THERE IS A LARGER NUMBER

OF PEOPLE AT THIS POINT,

AS MILLENNIALS, WHO ARE

DISASSOCIATED WITH FAITH,

THAN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS

WERE AT THIS POINT.

Reporter: HE POINTS

THE FINGER SQUARELY AT THE

BIG THREE.

I DON'T THINK WE'VE

TAKEN ENOUGH TIME TO LOOK

AT ALL OF THOSE AREAS

TOGETHER.

THAT, TO ME, WAS SORT OF

THE EYE-OPENING THING.

BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO

COMPLAIN ABOUT AN

INDIVIDUAL AREA AND TO

TAKE A SHOW AND PICK IT

APART, BUT WHEN YOU REALLY

START TO LOOK AT DATA AND

INFORMATION AND LOGICALLY

BREAK IT DOWN, IT BECOMES

TROUBLING.

Reporter: THAT DATA

INCLUDES NUMBERS LIKE

THIS: ALMOST SIX IN 10

COLLEGE PROFESSORS

DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AT

LIBERAL OR FAR LEFT.

ONLY AROUND ONE IN 10 SAY

THEY'RE CONSERVATIVE.

THAT'S A 50% DIFFERENCE,

WHICH TRANSLATES INTO WHAT

HALLOWELL CALLS LIBERAL

PRIVILEGE.

PEOPLE WHO ARE LIBERAL

OR NOT AFFILIATED ENJOY

THE ABILITY TO SORT OF

SPEAK FREELY.

WHEREAS PEOPLE WHO DON'T

ASSOCIATE WITH THOSE

BELIEFS HAVE A HARDER TIME

SPEAKING UP.

Reporter: ONE CLEAR

EXAMPLE HAPPENED IN 2009,

WHEN THE MEDIA BLASTED

MISS U.S.A. CONTEST TERRY

SEAN FOR HER ANSWER TO A

QUESTION ABOUT GAY

MARRIAGE.

I BELIEVE THAT MARRIAGE

SHOULD BE BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN, NO OFFENSE TO

ANYONE.

Reporter: RAMPANT

SEXUALITY ACTIVITY HAS

MADE THE SO-CALLED

FAMILY-HOUR OBSOLETE.

HALLOWELL'S INSTINCTS

PROVED CORRECT WHEN A POLL

SHOWED THAT ONLY 1% OF

HOLLYWOOD IS FAITHFUL TO

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.

AND MORE CONCERNING IS THE

SUBTLE BIAS THAT PEOPLE

OFTEN MISS.

I THINK THE COVERT IS

MUCH MORE PROBLEMATIC AND

MUCH MORE DANGEROUS.

Reporter: TO TOP IT

ALL OFF, OUR GUIDE TO

THESE EVENTS AND TRENDS,

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

JUST 8% OF JOURNALISTS SAY

THEY ATTEND CHURCH OR

SYNAGOGUE EVERY WEEK.

THAT CONTINUES, SAYS

HALLOWELL, TO A WORLD-VIEW

BIAS, A BIAS IN SELECTING

STORIES AND CONTENT, AND

MOST RECENTLY ELECTION

NIGHT COVERAGE THAT

RESEMBLED A FUNERAL.

YOU'RE AWAKE, BY THE

WAY.

YOU'RE NOT HAVING A

TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DREAM.

AND ALSO, YOU'RE NOT DEAD

AND YOU HAVEN'T GONE TO

HELL.

Reporter: HE HOPES

HIS BOOK WILL SERVE AS AN

ALARM TO FELLOW

MILLENNIALS WHO HAVE

BECOME DESENSITIZED TO

THIS ANTI-FAITH AND OFTEN

ANTI-BIAS.

WE LOOK AT IT AS

NORMAL.

Reporter: ONE WAY TO

FIGHT THE NEW NORMAL, HE

SAYS, IS FROM THE INSIDE.

HALLOWELL URGES BELIEVERS

TO GO AFTER CAREERS IN

HOLLYWOOD, THE MEDIA, AND

ACADEMIA, TO TURN THE TIDE

IN SUBTLE AND PERHAPS NOT

SO SUBTLE WAYS.

REPORTING IN NEW YORK,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: JUST THINK

HOW FAR OUR CULTURE HAS

GONE.

THE VICE PRESIDENT, HE

CAME OUT IN AN INTERVIEW

AND SAID, JUST TO PROTECT

MY MARRIAGE, I DON'T HAVE

DINNERS WITH OTHER WOMEN

ALONE.

I JUST DON'T DO THAT.

AND SUDDENLY THERE IS THIS

OUTRAGE THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER HE IS BEING SEXIST

OR HE IS VIOLATING WOMEN'S

RIGHTS.

IT IS INCREDIBLE HOW FAR

WE HAVE COME, WHERE A MAN

CAN'T JUST SAY, I WANT TO

PROTECT MY MARRIAGE AND

HAVE OTHER PEOPLE APPLAUD

IT.

> IF YOU WANT MORE

STORIES ABOUT CULTURE IN

TODAY'S WORLD, WHERE WE'RE

GOING, STORIES OF FAITH,

JUST GO TO

faithwire.com.

COMINGSHE HIT THE BOTTLE

AND THE CLUBS, LEAVING HER

HUSBAND BEHIND.

WATCH THE LIFE OR DEATH

MOMENT THAT BROUGHT HER TO

HER BREAKING POINT, UP

NEXT, AFTER THIS.

Gordon: SHERIKA

WRIGHT COULD PARTY ALL

NIGHT AND STILL FEEL

LONELY THE NEXT DAY.

SHE TRIED TO FILL THAT

VOID WITH MEDS AND CLUBS,

BUT, STILL, SHE COULDN'T

FIND LOVE.

[INAUDIBLE]

IT MADE ME ANGRY.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

SHE NEVER FELT ACCEPTED BY

HER CLASSMATES OR HER OWN

FATHER.

THERE WOULD BE TIMES HE

WOULD SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW

I LOVE YOU, BUT TO ME LOVE

IS AN ACTION WORD.

YOUR ACTIONS DON'T SHOW

THAT YOU LOVE ME.

THEY'RE COLD.

Reporter: SHE DID HER

BEST TO EARN HER FATHER'S

AFFECTION, BUT EVENTUALLY

SHE BEGAN BELIEVING SHE

WASN'T PRETTY ENOUGH TO

LOVE.

I USED TO ALWAYS

QUESTION, GOD, WHY DID YOU

MAKE ME UGLY?

YOU MUST HATE ME.

I NEVER FELT LIKE I WAS

WORTHY OF ANYONE LOVING

ME.

Reporter: IN HER

TEENS, SHERIKA MADE

FRIENDS WITH A POPULAR

GIRL, WHO TAUGHT HER HOW

TO DRESS TO GET THE OLDER

BOYS' ATTENTION, AND EVEN

INVITED HER TO A PARTY.

FINALLY SHE FELT ACCEPTED.

SHE NEVER THOUGHT HER

FRIEND WOULD BETRAY HER.

I FEEL LOVED, AND I'M

DRINKING.

AND I EVEN TRY A LITTLE

DRUGS.

AND AFTER THAT, I DON'T

REMEMBER ANYTHING THAT

HAPPENED BESIDES ME WAKING

UP AND KNOWING THAT I HAD

BEEN RAPED.

THE PERSON THAT IS

SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR

FRIEND, SHE TAKES -- SHE

WAS THERE AND SHE LET THEM

DO IT TO YOU.

AND SHE STARTED LAUGHING

ABOUT IT, SPREADING THE

RUMORS.

I REMEMBER SCREAMING AT

GOD, SAYING, OKAY, NOBODY

LOVES ME, SO WHY DO YOU

WANT ME HERE?

Reporter: AS THE

RUMORS SPREAD, SHE FOUGHT

BACK THE ONLY WAY SHE KNEW

HOW.

IT WAS, LIKE, OKAY,

THEY SAY I SLEPT WITH HIM,

I'M GOING TO DO IT FOR

TRUTH.

I DIDN'T KNOW MY WORDS.

I DIDN'T CARE.

Reporter: THEN SHE

FELL FOR A BOY WHO TOLD

HER SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL.

THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN BY

THE TIME SHE GRADUATED

HIGH SCHOOL, AND MARRIED A

FEW YEARS LATER.

THAT'S WHEN THE ALCOHOL

TOOK OVER.

THE KIDS WERE GETTING

ON MY NERVES, GET

SOMETHING TO DRINK.

BILLS DUE, GET SOMETHING

TO DRINK.

Reporter: EVEN

ALCOHOL COULDN'T FIX HER

MARRIAGE.

EVERY DAY THEY FOUGHT, AND

EVERY DAY HE SEEMED TO

LOVE HER LESS.

AND SHERIKA FELT BETRAYED

AGAIN.

I HAVE BEEN BAMBOOZLED.

BUT IF I PUT ON THIS SHORT

DRESS AND GO TO THE CLUB

AND DANCE, THE GUYS ARE

GOING TO TELL ME, HEY,

MAMA, YOU'RE FINE; YOU'RE

SEXY.

THAT WOULD GIVE ME A HIGH,

SOMEBODY TELLING ME WHAT I

WANT TO HEAR.

*

* YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU

KNOW YOU'LL NEVER GET

AWAY *

Reporter: SHE

CONTINUED DRINKING AND

PARTYING TO THE FOLLOWING

YEAR, WHEN SHE DISCOVERED

SHE WAS FIVE MONTHS

PREGNANT.

SHE GAVE BIRTH TO HER

THIRD DAUGHTER TWO AND A

HALF MONTHS EARLY.

THE NIGHT THEY BROUGHT HER

HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL,

SHERIKA REACHED HER

BREAKING POINT.

WE HAD THIS KNOCK-OUT,

BLOW-OUT FIGHT TO THE

POINT WHERE WE WERE

SPITTING ON EACH OTHER, WE

WERE KICKING EACH OTHER,

AND IT WAS AWFUL.

I WENT IN THE ROOM, AND I

WAS CRYING, AND ONCE

AGAIN, I SAID, OKAY,

YOU'VE GOT ME.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I DON'T EVEN CARE IF WE'RE

TOGETHER ANYMORE.

I WANT MY BABY TO LIVE,

BUT I JUST DON'T WANT TO

GO TO HELL.

Reporter: THE NEXT

MORNING SHE WENT TO

CHURCH.

SHE LIKED THE SERVICE BUT

WASN'T READY TO CHANGE.

SO FOR THE NEXT YEAR SHE

CONTINUED TO PARTY AND

ATTEND CHURCH.

THEN AT ONE SERVICE SHE

SAYS GOD SPOKE TO HER.

I WAS LIFTING MY HANDS

AND TRYING TO GET INTO THE

SONG, AND THAT WAS THE

FIRST TIME I HEARD HIS

VOICE, IS THIS WHAT YOU

GIVE ME?

I SAID, WHO SAID THIS?

I'M LOOKING AT THE

PREACHER, IS HE TALKING TO

ME?

I HEARD IT AGAIN, "IS THIS

WHAT YOU GIVE ME?"

AND I THOUGHT, GOD, IS

THIS YOU TALKING TO ME?

I FELT SO MUCH HEAVINESS

AND CONVICTION ALL IN

ONCE.

I THOUGHT, YOU CAN'T KEEP

DOING THIS OR HE IS GOING

TO SEND YOU TO HELL FOR

REAL.

Reporter: THAT SAME

DAY SHE STOPPED PARTYING

AND STARTED PRAYING.

OKAY, I DON'T KNOW HOW

TO PRAYER, BUT SOMEBODY

TOLD ME YOU JUST SIMPLY

TALK TO YOU, SO I'M JUST

GOING TO TALK TO YOU.

AND I WOULD HEAR HIM

SPEAKING BACK TO ME.

HE WAS CHALLENGING ME AND

TELLING ME, ALL THIS TIME

YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHY

THIS AND WHY THAT?

I HAVE PURPOSE FOR YOU.

AND WHETHER YOU WANT TO

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I LOVE

YOU.

I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU

ARE.

I CAN CHANGE THE THINGS

THAT ARE NOT GREAT ABOUT

YOU, BUT IT IS THOSE

THINGS THAT ARE NOT GREAT

THAT I CAN USE FOR MY

GLORY.

I WAS JUST, LIKE, HE DOES

LOVE ME, AND NOBODY CAN

EVER COMPARE TO HIM.

Reporter: AS SHE

BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF

THROUGH GOD'S EYES, SHE

WAS FINALLY ABLE TO

FORGIVE ALL THOSE WHO HAD

HURT HER.

AND SINCE THEN, SHERIKA

HAS SEEN GOD RESTORE HER

FAMILY, EVEN HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH HER

FATHER.

TODAY SHE WORKS FULL-TIME

AS A PHLEBOTOMIST, AND IN

HER SPARE TIME SHE

COUNSELS OTHERS.

IF YOU CAN LOVE

YOURSELF PROPERLY, YOU CAN

TRULY DO WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS, WHICH IS LOVE YOUR

NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE

YOURSELF.

YOU CAN'T GIVE PEOPLE

SOMETHING YOU DON'T HAVE.

SO I LOVE MYSELF.

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT

ME, INCLUDING MY FLAWS.

I REFUSE TO LIVE IN

BONDAGE, TO UNFORGIVENESS.

I AM FREE FOR REAL.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

BE FREE FOR REAL, JUST

LIKE SHERIKA.

HOW?

DOING THE SAME THING, JUST

GIVING GOD A CHANCE AND

JUST BEING OPEN AND LET

HIM SPEAK TO YOU.

JESUS SAID IT CLEARLY, "MY

SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE."

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO

SHERIKA CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

IF YOU JUST GET TO A PLACE

WHERE YOU CAN HEAR HIM.

NOW, FOR SOME OF US THAT'S

JUST IN A PRAYER CLOSET.

WHERE YOU JUST GET SILENT

AND YOU SAY, LORD, WILL

YOU SPEAK TO ME.

FOR SOME IT HAPPENS IN A

PARK OR OUT IN THE WOODS

OR ON A MOUNTAINTOP.

FOR SOME IT HAPPENS IN

CHURCH, JUST LIKE IT DID

WITH SHERIKA.

HERE SHE IS, SHE IS TRYING

TO WORSHIP GOD, AND HE

SPEAKS TO HER.

FOR SOME IT'S AN AUDIBLE

VOICE.

FOR SOME IT IS THAT STILL,

SMALL VOICE.

BUT EITHER WAY, GOD WANTS

TO TALK TO YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE

MADE FOR.

GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE

GARDEN OF EDEN.

WHAT DID GOT WANT?

HE WANTED TO COME DOWN IN

THE COOL OF THE EVENING

AND TALK WITH US.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS.

AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND HE

WANTS TO TALK TO YOU, HE

WANTS TO LEAD YOU, HE

WANTS TO GUIDE YOU, HE

WANTS TO BE YOUR FATHER,

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR ALL IN

ALL, YOUR SOURCE, YOUR

ANSWER FOR EVERY NEED --

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT,

WELL, THEN LIFE GETS TO BE

A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE.

AND NO LONGER DO YOU LOOK

FOR LOVE IN THE WRONG

PLACE.

YOU LOOK FOR LOVE IN THE

RIGHT PLACE.

YOU'RE LOOKING TO THE

SOURCE OF ALL LOVE BECAUSE

GOD IS LOVE.

NOW, LET'S LOOK AT THAT.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WELL, IF GOD IS LOVE, THE

BIBLE SAYS LOVE KEEPS NO

RECORD OF WRONGS.

GOD IS NOT UP THERE TRYING

TO THROW THUNDER BOLTS

YOUR WAY.

WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO IS

TO GET YOU TO TRUST HIM,

TO BELIEVE IN HIM.

AND WITH THAT HE WILL

GUIDE YOU IN THE WAY YOU

SHOULD GO.

NOW, IF YOU WANT THIS, IF

YOU WANT TO HEAR HIS

VOICE, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE

THAT DIRECTION IN YOUR

LIFE, IT'S A VERY SIMPLE

PRAY.

IF SOME OF YOU DON'T

BELIEVE IN GOD, YOU'RE

WONDERING, IS THERE A GOD,

THAT PRAY GETS REAL EASY.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE,

COULD YOU SHOW ME?

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE

ALREADY PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, HERE IS THE OTHER

ONE: COULD YOU OPEN MY

EYES?

COULD YOU OPEN MY EARS?

COULD YOU GIVE ME A HEART

OF UNDERSTANDING THAT I

WOULD KNOW YOU AND I WOULD

KNOW THE GREATNESS OF YOUR

POWER TOWARDS US WHO

BELIEVE?

THAT PRAYER CAN CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

BECAUSE WHEN GOD COMES IN,

WHEN HE STARTS TO DIRECT

WHAT YOU DO, THEN AN

AMAZING ADVENTURE AWAITS

YOU.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

THESE PRAYERS, WE'RE HERE

FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE REAL,

COULD YOU SHOW ME -- I'VE

GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

I WANT TO KNOW JESUS.

WE'D BE GLAD TO HELP YOU

IN THAT PRAYER.

WE HAVE A BROCHURE CALLED

"A NEW DAY."

AND THERE IS A C.D., WHAT

DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

IT IS ALL FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

> STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG

GIRL LEARNS ABOUT THE

POWER OF PRAYER THROUGH A

CARTOON.

SEE HOW HER PRAYERS FOR

HER FAMILY GET ANSWERED,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: WHEN

VERONICA'S FATHER GOT

SICK, SHE AND HER MOTHER

BECAME DESPERATE.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY TO BUY HIM EVEN A

SINGLE PILL, MUCH LESS

TAKE HIM TO A DOCTOR.

THEN ONE DAY VERONICA

WATCHED A CARTOON AND KNEW

EXACTLY HOW TO HELP HER

FATHER.

Reporter: ON THE

OUTSKIRTS OF GUATEMALA

CITY, IT IS KNOWN AS THE

POOREST SLUM IN ALL OF

CENTRAL AMERICA.

BUT AT THE GRADE SCHOOL

THERE, A NEW "SUPERBOOK"

CURRICULUM IS BRINGING

HOPE TO CHILDREN LIKE

VERONICA.

LIKE HER PARENTS, VERONICA

IS A CHRISTIAN.

MY FAMILY IS VERY

IMPORTANT TO ME.

MY MOM AND DAD TEACH ME A

LOT OF THINGS ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

Reporter: HER DAD,

RAFAEL, SELLS FRUIT,

PUSHING A WORN-OUT BICYCLE

THROUGH THE STREETS OF

GUATEMALA CITY.

EACH MONTH THEY EARN $250.

THEY WERE BARELY GETTING

BY WHEN RAFAEL GOT SICK.

I STARTED TO FEEL PAIN

ALL THROUGH MY BODY.

I HAVE A TERRIBLE HEADACHE

AND PAIN IN MY BONES.

I SPENT THREE DAYS LYING

ON MY BACK.

I FELT SO ALONE.

AND I ASKED GOD, WHAT CAN

I DO?

I COULDN'T STAND TO SEE MY

HUSBAND SUFFERING.

BUT I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ONE

PILL.

Reporter: AROUND THAT

TIME, VERONICA WATCHED A

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE THAT

TAUGHT HER ABOUT PRAYER

AND TRUSTING GOD.

I PRAYED FOR MY FAMILY

AND ASKED GOD TO HELP US.

IT WORRIES ME THAT MY

PARENTS DON'T HAVE ANY

MONEY.

Reporter: GOD

ANSWERED VERONICA'S

PRAYER.

FIRST HER FATHER FULLY

RECOVERED.

THEN WE GOT RAFAEL SET UP

WITH A BIGGER, BETTER

CART, SO HE CAN SELL TWICE

AS MUCH EVERY DAY.

I THANK GOD FOR THIS

HELP.

THIS CART IS SO PRETTY AND

SO BIG, I CAN GIVE VERY

GOOD SERVICE TO MY CLIENTS

NOW.

AND BECAUSE OF THIS, MY

INCOME HAS RISEN A LOT.

Reporter: VERONICA

AND HER FAMILY SAY THE

BLESSING BEGAN WITH A

SINGLE EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK."

THAT ONE EPISODE HELPED

HER GROW.

NOW SHE PRAYS MORE, READS

THE BIBLE, AND TALKS TO

HER FRIENDS ABOUT GOD.

THERE ARE MANY GOOD

THINGS THAT HAPPENED AFTER

I WATCHED "SUPERBOOK."

IT TAUGHT ME TO HAVE MORE

FAITH.

I PRAYED FOR MY DAD AND

NOW HE FEELS BETTER AND WE

HAVE FOOD.

Gordon: BE A PART OF

IT.

BE A PART OF SENDING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'RE CLOSING IN ON 55

LANGUAGES, 42 LAN 42 LANGUAGES

HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TODAY.

THERE IS A BROADCAST MAP

SHOWING ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE

"SUPERBOOK" IS BEING

BROADCAST, AND YOU CAN BE

A PART OF IT.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS $25, AND EVERY TIME

A NEW EPISODE COMES OUT,

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST

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