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Studio 5: Saints Marching

Actors John Corbett and Chonda Pierce talk about their roles in the film All Saints. Singer Bryan Popin shares the story behind his Billboard success. And NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson shares his faith off the field. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5"...

WE'RE CLOSING THE

CHURCH.

WE'RE BROKE.

Efrem: IT IS A

MIRACLE MOVIE THAT BEGINS

WITH A PASTOR HIRED TO

CLOSE THE CHURCH.

> DID YOU EVER WONDER

WHY THE BISHOP CHOSE YOU?

YEAH, I ASKED THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: AND THEN...

WE WON SUPER BOWL 48

BUT UNFORTUNATELY LOST

SUPER BOWL 49.

Efrem: PLUS...

*

Efrem: MEET THE MAN

BEHIND THIS CHART-TOPPING

ANTHEM OF HOPE, IN "STUDIO

5," STARTING NOW.

*

Efrem: HI, EVERYBODY,

WELCOME TO "STUDIO 5."

WE'RE GOING TO GET TO

THOSE STORIES IN JUST A

MOMENT.

FIRST, LET'S DIVE INTO

THIS WEEK'S COUNTDOWN OF

THE BEST IN UPLIFTING

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

HERE ARE YOUR FIRST TWO.

AT NUMBER FIVE,

INTRODUCING UBER

CHRISTIANS, WHERE THE

CAMERAS CAREFULLY MONITOR

DRIVERS TO MAKE SURE THEY

NEVER SWEAR --

Efrem: COMEDIAN JOHN

CRISS IS AT IT AGAIN.

HIS LATEST, CHRISTIAN

UBER.

AND YOUR SAFETY IS

ALWAYS GUARANTEED, AND

EACH RIDE INCLUDES A HEDGE

OF PROTECTION.

AND NO SEABILIT SEAT BELT REQUIRED.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

WHAT YOU REALIZED IS

YOU WERE IN THIS CONSTANT

PUSH FOR PERFECTION.

Efrem: THE CHRISTIAN

AUTHOR SHAUNA APPEARS ON

OPRAH'S SHOW, TO DISCUSS

HER BOOK, "PRESENT OVER

PERFECT," WITH MORE FOCUS

ON FAMILY AND GOD, AND

LESS FOCUS ON WORK.

AS A CHRISTIAN,

THEOLOGICALLY, I BELIEVE

IN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

I BELIEVE IN MY VALUE AND

THE VALUE OF EVERY HUMAN

BEING.

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

JUST THE FIRST TWO IN THE

COUNTDOWN.

> IMAGINE THIS SCENARIO:

YOU'RE HIRED ON YOUR FIRST

JOB AS A PASTOR, AND YOUR

JOB IS TO SHUT DOWN THE

CHURCH.

THAT'S ACTUALLY THE

PREMISE OF A REAL-LIFE

STORY MADE INTO A MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE.

HERE IS YOUR FIRST LOOK AT

"ALL SAINTS."

MICHAEL SPERLOCK WALKED

AWAY FROM A BUSINESS

CAREER TO BECOME AN

EPISCOPAL PRIEST MORE THAN

10 YEARS AGO, AND IT HAS

BEEN QUITE THE JOURNEY.

> YOU GO FROM PAPER

SALESMAN TO PREACHER, AND

YOUR FIRST JOB AS A PASTOR

IS TO SHUT DOWN A CHURCH.

THAT'S WHAT IT BECAME.

Efrem: WHAT ARE YOU

THINKING WHEN YOU TAKE

THAT JOB?

THAT THAT'S WHERE GOD

INTENDED FOR ME TO BE.

DEAR FRIENDS IN CHRIST,

THE REVEREND MICHAEL

SPERLOCK.

Efrem: HIS TIME AS

PASTOR IS THE FOCUS OF THE

FILM "ALL SAINTS."

AS FATHER MICHAEL PREPARES

TO SHUT DOWN THE CHURCH,

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS FROM

BURMA SHOW UP, LOOKING FOR

HELP.

WE HAVE NEW FAMILIES

THAT SLEEP ON FLOOR, NOT

ENOUGH FOOD FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

WELL, MAYBE ONE OF THE

BIGGER CHURCHES --

WE, THE ANGLICAN

CHURCH --

HERE IS THE THING, "ALL

SAINTS" IS BROKE.

WE'RE CLOSING THE CHURCH.

WE'RE BROKE.

WHAT IS BROKE?

Efrem: WHEN THE

REFUGEES SHOW UP AT THE

CHURCH SEEKING SHELTER AND

HELP AND YOU'RE IN THE

PROCESS OF SHUTTING DOWN

THE CHURCH, WHAT WAS IT

THAT MADE YOU OPEN THE

DOOR AND DO THIS?

JESUS.

I DON'T SEE HOW WE COULD

HONESTLY CLAIM THE TITLE

OF CHRISTIAN AND DONE

ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY.

MY FAITH IN JESUS, MY LOVE

OF JESUS JUST TELLS ME

THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER.

Efrem: IN THIS

PROCESS OF BEGINNING THE

CLOSE-DOWN, YOU FEEL GOD

SPEAKS TO YOU, AM I

CORRECT?

HE DID SPEAK TO ME.

Efrem: WHAT DID HE

SAY?

IT WAS REALLY THE

11th HOUR WHEN WE

THOUGHT WE HAD AN OFFER ON

THE CHURCH, AND WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO EXCEPT ACCEPT

IT, THAT I TOOK A WALK IN

THE FIELDS BEHIND THE

CHURCH, AND GOD SAID,

MICHAEL, I HAVE GIVEN YOU

FARM LAND, AND I HAVE SENT

65 EXPERT FARMERS FROM THE

OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO START A

FARM HERE.

THAT'S YOUR FUTURE.

Efrem: AS CLEAR AS

THAT?

AS CLEAR AS THAT.

CORN HERE, TOMATO HERE,

SQUASH HERE.

S.

THIS IS LIKE IN BURMA.

OKAY, LET'S GET

STARTED.

IT'S UP.

Efrem: IT SITS ON

22 ACRES OF LAND, 17 OF IT

LIKE THIS, FARM LAND, AND

IN MANY WAYS IT NOT ONLY

PRODUCED FOOD, IT GAVE

THIS CHURCH NEW LIFE.

AS THAT MIRACLE GETS

SHARED WITH THE REST OF

THE WORLD, WE WATCH AS THE

FILM'S STARS JOINED THE

REAL-LIFE HEROS FOR THE

HOMETOWN SCREENING.

IT IS STRANGE AND IT IS

WONDERFUL.

>AND BECAUSE IT

IS STRANGE AND WONDERFUL,

IT SEEMS TO FIT PERFECTLY

WITH THIS PLACE.

BECAUSE THIS IS A STRANGE

AND WONDERFUL PLACE.

CONSIDER THE MUSTARD

SEED, THE SMALLEST OF ALL

SEEDS.

AND IT GROWS SUCH BIG

BRANCHES THAT THE BIRDS

PERCH IN ITS SHADE.

Efrem: JOHN CORBIN

PLAYS THE ROLE OF FATHER

SPERLOCK.

WHAT WAS IT YOU WANTED TO

DELIVER TO MAKE SURE

PEOPLE FELT?

WE HAVE A KIND OF

SIMILAR OUTLOOK ON LIFE,

WHICH IS I'M NOW AT THE

STAGE WHERE I'M KIND OF

BORED WITH WHAT I'VE BEEN

DOING FOR 30 YEARS.

I REALIZE HOW MANY SUMMERS

DO I HAVE LEFT?

I'M 56.

WHETHER I HAVE 20 SUMMERS

LEFT, GOOD SUMMERS, AND A

LOT OF MY TIME IS SPENT

THINKING, WHAT DO I REALLY

WANT TO DO WITH THOSE

SUMMERS?

IS IT TO GO TO ANOTHER

MOVIE SET AND SAY SOMEONE

ELSE'S LINES AND WHERE

SOMEONE ELSE'S CLOTHES FOR

SIX WEEKS, AND THEN GO

HOME AND WAIT FOR THE

PHONE TO RING AND DO IT

AGAIN.

OR DO I WANT TO SHAKE

THINGS UP AND SELL THE

HOUSE AND MOVE SOMEWHERE

AND KIND OF START OVER?

THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

HE, MIDSTREAM, JUST JUMPED

OUT OF THE BOAT AND SAID,

I'M DONE WITH THIS LIFE.

NOW I WANT TO HAVE A LIFE

OF SERVICE IN THE CHURCH.

AND I JUST REALLY ADMIRE

THAT.

Efrem: COMEDIENNE

SHONDA PIERCE LIVED NEAR

THE CHURCH AND HAPPILY

RETURNED AS A FEISTY

CHURCH MEMBER.

YOU COULD RAISE

SPARROWS IN THERE.

SHE IS MEAN AS ALL

HECK, AND I CAN TELL YOU

EXACTLY THE WOMEN I WAS

THINKING OF.

Efrem: PLEASE.

SO YOU KNOW THESE WOMEN.

I KNOW THESE WOMEN.

I GREW UP IN THE CHURCH.

AND SO I TELL PEOPLE ALL

THE TIME, I'VE SEEN THE

GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY.

AND MY PART IN THIS MOVIE

IS ONE OF THE UGLIES.

SHE IS NOT A HORRIBLE

PERSON, BUT SHE REALLY

REPRESENTS A MAJORITY OF

FOLKS OUT THERE THAT HAVE

A STRUGGLE WITH CHANGE.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT

RINGS TRUE IN THE CHURCH

WORLD IN A LOT OF AREAS.

AND YET AT THE SAME TIME,

SHE REMINDS ME OF A LOT OF

CHURCH FOLKS.

THEY GET COMPLETELY ALL

FOCUSED ON WHAT THE CHURCH

IS ALL ABOUT.

AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE THIS

STORY.

Efrem: FATHER

SPERLOCK SEES THIS AS A

STORY ONLY GOD COULD HAVE

WRITTEN.

> I'VE HEARD YOU SAY

YOU'VE MADE SOME MISTAKES,

EVEN IN THAT JOURNEY OF

DOING THIS.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE

MISTAKES?

WELL, A LOT OF FARMING

MISTAKES, NOT BEING A

FARMER OR KNOWING ANYTHING

ABOUT FARMING.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT, YOU KNOW, GOD GOT

NOAH TO BUILD A BOAT.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE

PATIENCE IT MUST REQUIRE

TO WATCH A FARMER BECOME A

SHIPBUILDERS.

SHIPBUILDER.

AND SO GOD CALLED A PRIEST

TO BE A FARMER, AND HE HAD

TO HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS NOT

GOING TO GO SMOOTHLY.

Efrem: EVEN WITH A

FEW BUMPS ON THE ROAD, THE

HARVEST IS GETTING RICHER

AT "ALL SAINTS," WITH IT'S

$850,000 MORTGAGE PAID IN

FULL AND THE CHURCH DOORS

STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

YOU CAN CATCH "ALL SAINTS"

IN AMERICAN THEATERS

BEGINNING AUGUST 25th.

> STILL AHEAD, BRIAN

POPPIN IS THE MUSIC MAN

BEHIND THIS

BILLBOARD-TOPPING TUNE.

WATCHING THINGS ABOUT YOU

ON LINE, I SAW A BEAUTIFUL

PROPHECY THAT T.D. JAKES

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

WE'RE CONTINUING OUR

COUNTDOWN OF THE BEST AND

UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS.

TIME NEW FOR NUMBER THREE.

AT NUMBER THREE...A DOZEN

CLEVELAND BROWNS PRAYING

DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

BEFORE MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME

AGAINST THE NEW YORK

GIANTS.

THE LINEBACKER LED THE

PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO

SUFFERED FROM RACIAL AND

SOCIAL INJUSTICE.

AND HE SAID HE INTENDED NO

DISRESPECT AGAINST ANYONE,

BUT IT WAS TIME TO SPEAK

OUT.

> AT NUMBER TWO...

I ASK, WHO PUT THE SUN

IN THE SKY?

SHE SAID, GOD DID.

Efrem: THAT'S A SHORT

SAMPLE OF THE NEW SHOWTIME

DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE OF

MEGA STAR WHITNEY HOUSTON,

TITLED "CAN I BE ME?"

WHITNEY SINGING AT

13 -- THERE IS JUST SO

MUCH.

Efrem: THE DIRECTOR

SIFTED THROUGH ENDLESS

HOURS OF FOOTAGE IN SEARCH

OF THE STORY BEHIND ONE OF

THE GREATEST VOICES OF THE

LAST 50 YEARS.

YOU COULD JUST TELL SHE

WAS SOMEBODY PEOPLE LOVED

TO BE AROUND.

I THINK SHE WAS KIND AND

GENEROUS AND FUNNY AND

FUN.

Efrem: THE FILM AIRS

ON SHOWTIME FRIDAY.

* AS I LAY ME DOWN

Efrem: AND WITH THAT,

THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE

REMAINING IN THE

COUNTDOWN.

> BRIAN POPPIN RIGHT NOW

HAS THE NUMBER ONE GOSPEL

SONG ON THE BILLBOARD

CHARTS.

HIS STORY IS QUITE

AMAZING, AND HIS MUSIC IS

WHAT IS PLAYING IN MY EAR.

*

Efrem: BRIAN POPPIN'S

"I GOT OUT," IS THE LATEST

ANTHEM FOR CHURCHES ACROSS

AMERICA.

WHILE HIS MUSIC TOPS THE

CHARTS TODAY, HIS TALENT

HAS BEEN WOWING AUDIENCES

SINCE HE WAS A CHILD.

* I GOT OUT

*

BECAUSE ANY

INSTRUMENT -- IF YOU

PREACH THE WORD, ANY

INSTRUMENT CAN TOUCH A

PERSON.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T PREACH

THE WORD, AN INSTRUMENT

CAN TOUCH A PERSON.

DIDN'T HE USED TO GET

DAVID TO COME AND PLAY FOR

HIM?

Efrem: AND JUST AS

DAVID'S MUSIC SOOTHED

SAUL, BRIAN'S MUSIC BRINGS

COMFORT DURING TRYING

SEASONS OF HIS OWN LIFE.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF

FRUSTRATION AND CONFUSION

EN MY LIFE.

THERE HAVE BEEN TWISTS AND

TURNS AND EXPECTATIONS

THAT I KIND OF EXPECTED,

AND THEN I GET A JAB OR AN

UPPER CUT, AND I WASN'T

EXPECTING THAT IN LIFE.

WHEN YOU GO UP AGAINST THE

ROPES ONE TIME, YOU'RE,

LIKE, I CAN -- YOU GET

CONFUSED AND FRUSTRATING.

AND A LOT OF TIME THAT IS

CRYING OUT TO GOD.

AND IN THAT MOMENT, A SONG

IS USUALLY BIRTHED, AT

LEAST FOR ME.

Efrem: WATCHING

THINGS ABOUT YOU ON LINE,

AND I SAW A BEAUTIFUL

PROPHECY THAT T.D. JAKES

DELIVERED TO YOU.

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN

THROUGH A LOT OF STORMS

AND A LOT OF CHANGES.

BEFORE YOU MINISTER TO US,

I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING: THIS IS A NEW

SEASON FOR YOU.

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE]

Efrem: WHAT WERE THE

FRUSTRATIONS HAPPENING

PRIOR TO THAT?

PRIOR TO THAT, I WAS IN

THE PROCESS OF ALMOST

DECLARING BANKRUPTCY.

I HAD THE APPOINTMENT SET

UP.

MY FAMILY SITUATION WAS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE MY PRIORITIES IN

CHECK.

AND SO AT THAT PARTICULAR

MOMENT, JUST SO MUCH WAS

GOING ON, AND GOD BIRTHED

THIS SONG, I CAN MAKE IT,

AND I'M STARTING TO GO

OVER AND AROUND.

AND THAT WAS THE FIRST

MOMENT WHERE I STARTED TO

GO AROUND AND START

SINGING THAT SONG AND

PROCLAIMING THAT SONG WITH

PEOPLE.

ALL THAT WAS JUST

STARTING.

AND YET MY WORLD WAS STILL

A BIT OF A MESS.

Efrem: UH-HUH.

AND SO I'D BE SINGING

IT AND BELIEVING IT, GOD,

I CAN MAKE IT.

WITH YOU I CAN COME OUT OF

THIS.

AND BISHOP JAKES -- I'VE

ALWAYS, ALWAYS BEEN

ENCOURAGED BY HIS

MESSAGES.

I HAVE, LIKE, HUNDREDS OF

HIS TEACHING TAPES ON

CASSETTES.

AND HE HAS ALWAYS

ENCOURAGED ME AND ALWAYS

HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO SO

MANY.

BUT THAT WAS THE ACTUAL

SERVICE THAT TYLER PERRY

GAVE A MILLION DOLLARS TO

THE YOUTH CENTER, AND IT

CAUSED A PRAISE OUTBREAK.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WAS

GOING TO PLAY OR NOT PLAY.

GOD SAYS HE HAS GIVEN

YOU A BLESSING YOU HAVE

YET TO UNPACK.

I'M SEEING THAT WORD

COME TO FRUITION RIGHT NOW

IN MY LIFE.

Efrem: YOU HAVE A

SONG TOPPING BILLBOARD

CHARTS RIGHT NOW.

IT'S CRAZY, MAN.

IT'S A BLESSING.

NUMBER ONE -- I CAN'T -- I

NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE

SAYING NUMBER ONE.

I'VE BEEN NUMBER 88 AND

NUMBER 2012, BUT NUMBER

ONE?

Efrem: SO WHERE DID

THIS SOUL COME FROM?

MAYBE YOUR A PRODUCT OF

THE ENVIRONMENT.

MAYBE IF YOU WEREN'T

BROUGHT UP IN CHURCH, YOU

MAY NOT KNOW WHAT CHURCH

IS.

I'VE BEEN BROUGHT UP IN

CHURCH MY WHOLE LIFE.

I'VE BEEN IN DIVERSE

CHURCHES, AND SOME WHERE

I'M THE ONLY

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOY.

I'M NOT TRYING TO PLAY

SOMETHING OR BE SOMETHING.

THIS IS WHO I AM.

WHEN I REALIZED WHAT I

LOVE -- MAN, I'VE ALWAYS

ADMIRED SOULFUL MUSIC,

CHURCH MUSIC.

I'VE LIVED IT AND BREATHED

IT.

IT'S ME.

Efrem: THIS PROJECT

IS CALLED "I GOT OUT," AND

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

MUSIC IS SOLD.

> UP NEXT ON "STUDIO

5"...

PEOPLE THOUGHT I

COULDN'T DO IT.

Efrem: NFL

QUARTERBACK RUSSELL WILSON

TALKS FAITH AND

OPPORTUNITY.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

IT IS TIME NOW FOR THE

NUMBER ONE STORY IN THIS

WEEK'S COUNTDOWN OF THE

BEST IN UPLIFTING NEHEMIAH

NEWS.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

> AT NUMBER ONE...

I'VE GIVEN YOU LAND,

I'VE GIVEN YOU FARMERS, DO

THE MATH.

Efrem: "STUDIO 5" IS

ON THE RED CARPET FOR THE

PREMIER OF "ALL SAINTS."

JOHN CORBETT STARS IN THE

SURPRISING TRUE STORY

ABOUT HOW BURMA REFUGEES

BROUGHT NEW LIFE TO AN

AMERICAN CHURCH.

I THINK I HEARD YOU SAY

THAT YOU WERE ACTUALLY

GOING TO SAY NO TO THIS

FILM.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS

FOR 30 YEARS NOW, AND IT

IS GETTING HARDER AND

HARDER FOR ME TO LEAVE

HOME FOR FIVE AND SIX

WEEKS AND STAY AT A

BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY INN NEXT

TO THE FREEWAY...

[LAUGHTER]

...AND MISS MY TWO DOGS

AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE I'M

WITH EVERY DAY IN MY LIFE

UNLESS I REALLY, REALLY,

REALLY LOVE THE PROJECT.

THANKFULLY MY FRIENDS, WHO

WILL BE NAMELESS, READ IT

AND SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO DO

THIS.

I SAID, I DON'T KNOW, MAN.

I PLAY ALL OF THESE GOOD

GUYS.

MY BUDDY, DENNIS LEERY,

CALLS ME AMERICA'S

BOYFRIEND.

I'VE BEEN IN "SEX AND THE

CITY," AND "SEREN DIPPY,"

AND MOVIES WHERE I'M A BOY

RAISING HELL, AND WITH

KATE HUDSON, I'M THE

BOYFRIEND ALWAYS.

I'M GOING TO TAKE IT ONE

STEP FURTHER NOW AND BE A

MINISTER.

CAN'T I PLAY A BAD GUY?

CAN'T I JUST HOLD SOMEBODY

HOSTAGE SOMETIME?

Efrem: "ALL SAINTS"

IS IN AMERICAN THEATERS ON

FRIDAY.

> AND THAT WRAPS THE

COUNTDOWN AND BRINGS US TO

OUR NEXT STORY.

IF YOU ARE A SEATTLE

SEAHAWKS FAN AND YOU SHOW

UP I AT THE AIRPORT IN THAT

CITY WEARING A RUSSELL

WILSON JERSEY, YOU CAN

BOARD THE AIRLINES EARLY.

THAT'S ANOTHER REASON FANS

LOVE RUSSELL WILSON, BUT

HERE IS A LOOK AT HIS LIFE

OFF THE SEASON.

RUSSELL WILSON PREPARES

FOR ANOTHER YEAR.

AND HOPES TO ADD ANOTHER

LOMBARDI TROPHY TO HIS

RESUME.

WHEN YOU WIN, YOU HOLD

UP THE LOMBARDI TROPHY,

AND IT'S A UNIQUE THING.

Efrem: HE HAS ALREADY

APPEARED IN THE SUPER BOWL

TWICE.

WE WON SUPER BOWL 48,

AND UNFORTUNATELY LOST

SUPER BOWL 49.

PLAYING A QUARTERBACK

POSITION, YOU GET A LOT OF

SUCCESS AND POSITIVE

THINGS AND ALL THAT, BUT

SOMETIMES THINGS DON'T GO

YOUR WAY, TOO.

Efrem: THE SEAHAWKS

DOWN BY FOUR POINTS WITH

THE BALL ON THE ONE YARD

LINE, WITH 26 SECONDS

LEFT, COULDN'T MAKE IT

ACROSS THE GOAL LINE.

IT WAS A TOUGH ONE, BUT

GOD WAS TALKING TO ME,

SAYING I'M USING YOU.

I THINK THAT IS ANYTHING

IN LIFE.

WE GO THROUGH UPS AND

DOWNS.

GOD WANTS TO USE US AS

VESSELS, SO PEOPLE CAN SEE

AND FIGURE OUT WHO HE

REALLY IS.

GOD HAS GIVEN US A

TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO

SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE AND

SHARE OUR LIVES WITH SO

MANY OTHER PEOPLE, AND TO

EXPLAIN AND TALK ABOUT WHY

WE'RE HERE, TO ENCOURAGE

OTHERS AS I GO THROUGH MY

WALK, AND I TRY AND HELP

AND LOVE OTHER PEOPLE AND

HELP THEM WITH THEIR

WALKS.

AND NOT JUDGE AND NOT

CONDEMN.

AND JESUS HAS TO BE THE

CENTER OF IT ALL.

AND LOVING PEOPLE HAS TO

BE THE CENTER OF IT ALL,

TOO, BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE.

FOR ME, THE IDEA OF

SURRENDERING, THAT'S THE

MOST IMPORTANT PART OF IT.

I THINK IN TERMS OF

FOOTBALL, YOU STUDY AS

MUCH AS YOU CAN AND YOU

PUT EVERYTHING INTO IT,

AND THEN YOU GO OUT AND

THERE SURRENDER AND TRUST

GOD IS GOING TO BLOCK FOR

YOU, GOD IS GOING TO MAKE

A PLAY -- ALL OF THOSE

THINGS YOU TRUST.

Efrem: OFF THE FIELD,

HE MAKES WEEKLY VISITS TO

THE SEATTLE CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL AND RUNS THE

RUSSELL WILSON PASSING

ACADEMY, A FOOTBALL CAMP

THAT GOES BEYOND THE GAME.

THE CAMP'S MISSION: TO

DEVELOP GOOD CHARACTER, TO

SERVE OTHERS, AND TO LOVE

GOD.

IT IS THE MAIN THING I

TALK ABOUT, IS THAT GOD

CAN USE ANYBODY.

I WAS THE 5' 11" GUY AND

PEOPLE THOUGHT I COULDN'T

DO IT.

FOR ME IT WORKED OUT JUST

RIGHT.

IT SEEMS SO SIMPLE, BUT

THAT'S THE TRUTH OF IT.

ULTIMATELY WHEN YOU FOCUS

ON GOD AND LET GOD KIND OF

DIRECT THE WHOLE PATH,

THINGS WORK OUT.

MY FAVORITE SCRIPTURE IS

JOHN 3: 33: "HE MUST

INCREASE, BUT I MUST

DECREASE."

PLAY FOR AN AUDIENCE OF

ONE.

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT THE

LEGACY OF THE SEAHAWKS,

HOPEFULLY IT'S NOT JUST

MULTIPLE SUPER BOWLS, BUT

HOPEFULLY WE WERE ABLE TO

CHANGE LIVES AND SAVE

LIVES.

Efrem: AND RUSSELL

WILSON IS MARRIED TO

SHIARA, AND THEY HAVE A

NEWBORN.

> STILL TO COME, HEAR

THE WORDS OF LIFE AND

WISDOM INSPIRED BY THESE

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO "STUDIO 5."

WE ARE JUST ABOUT OUT OF

TIME FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW,

SO LET'S LOOK AHEAD TO

NEXT WEEK.

>ALENA CAPTURED

OUR HEARTS IN THE HIT FILM

"WAR ROOM."

THE YOUNG ACTRESS NOW ADDS

AUTHOR TO HER RESUME,

TEAMING UP WITH HER MOM TO

WRITE A SERIES OF BOOKS

FOR YOUNG GIRLS.

> AND THAT'S JUST ONE

STORY FROM NEXT WEEK'S

RUNDOWN.

> AS FOR THE FINAL WORD

FOR THIS SHOW, IN RECENT

WEEKS WE HAVE SEEN

VIOLENCE UNFOLD BECAUSE OF

RACIAL UNREST IN THE CITY

OF CHARLOTTESVILLE,

VIRGINIA.

IT HAS FORCED US TO

CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION

ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA.

BRIAN POPPIN HAS THE FINAL

WORD FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW.

IT IS A WORD OF WISDOM YOU

NEED TO HEAR.

LOOK, YOU'VE GOT TO

LOVE WHEN IT HURTS.

YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE WHEN

IT HURTS.

BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO STAND

UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND

WRONG.

EVERYBODY IS SO STRAIR SCARED TO

STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT

AND WRONG.

I'M AGAINST RACISM.

I'M AGAINST THINKING THAT

ONE CULTURE OR ONE RACE,

BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF

YOUR SKIN, IS SUPPOSED TO

BE SPEA SUPERIOR TO SOMEONE.

IT GOES ANSWER EVERY

AMERICAN THING, EVERY

CHRISTIAN THING.

MY BIBLE TELL US ME TO CRY

WHEN YOU CRY.

MY BIBLE TELLS ME TO HURT

WHEN YOU HURT.

AND WHEN YOU DON'T LOVE

ME, I'M STILL GOING TO

LOVE YOU.

EVEN WHEN YOU HATE ME AND

YOU'VE GOT A PITCHFORK

AGAINST ME, I'M SUPPOSED

TO THROW MY ARMS AROUND

YOU.

AND WHEN YOU STAB ME, I'M

SUPPOSED TO HUG YOU EVEN

HARDER.

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

SENSE -- I DON'T

UNDERSTANDS ALL OF THIS

CRAZINESS.

I DON'T.

YOU CAN SAY IT'S BECAUSE

YOU'RE WHITE, BUT I'M

STILL GOING TO LOVE YOU,

I'M STILL GOING TO BLESS

YOU, AND YOU CAN CURSE ME

OUT, BUT I'M STILL GOING

TO LOVE YOU THROUGH IT.

Efrem: AN AWESOME

WORD AND THE FINAL WORD

FOR THIS EDITION OF

"STUDIO 5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME AT EFREM

GRAHAM ON Facebook,

TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM.

THEN COME ON BACK AND SEE

WHERE "STUDIO 5" TAKES YOU

NEXT WEEK.

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