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700 Club Interactive - October 19, 2017

Efrem Graham visits to discuss this week’s top five trending stories in the world of entertainment. Read Transcript


Andrew: HE WAS A

TOUGH GUY WITH AN EVEN

TOUGHER ATTITUDE.

I WASN'T ALLOWED TO.

IT MEANT KILLING YOU FOR

IT.

Andrew: UNTIL HIS

CRIMES WERE PUNISHED.

I WAS A MACHO GUY, BUT

INSIDE I WAS A SCARED

LITTLE PUNK.

Andrew: PLUS EFREM

GRAHAM SHARES HIS TOP FIVE

TRENDING STORIES ON "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HI, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE

TRENDING STORIES.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE, KIRK CAMERON

PRESENTS "REVIVE US 2."

ONE YEAR AGO, AT

"REVIVAL" OVER 150,000

BELIEVERS GATHERED IN

THEATERS ACROSS AMERICA

FOR A NATIONAL FAMILY

MEETING.

WE PRAYED, WE WORSHIPPED,

WE PUT OUR FAITH INTO

ACTION, AND SOMETHING

REMARKABLE HAPPENED.

BUT WE DIDN'T CROSS THE

FINISH LINE.

WE CROSSED THE STARTING

LINE.

Efrem: THIS NATIONAL

FAMILY MEETING WILL BE

BROADCAST FROM THE MUSEUM

OF THE BIBLE INTO MOVIE

THEATERS ACROSS AMERICA,

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th.

JOIN ME AND ALEX AND

STEVEN KENDRICKS,

PRODUCERS OF THE MOVIES

"FIRE-PROOF" AND "WAR

ROOM" MUSICAL GUEST ZACH

WILLIAMS AND MORE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR, NICK MAY BE BEST

KNOWN FOR HIS ROLE ON

"PARKS AND RECS"...

FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS,

I HAVE SERVED AT TROOP

LEADER OF THE PAWNIES, AND

I WROTE THE HANDBOOK

MYSELF.

Efrem: HE IS USING

HIS LOVE OF CARPENTRY TO

HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.

GOOD WORK IS OUR

SALVATION AND JOY.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE

SPEARHEADING A FUNDRAISING

CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT OUR

FRIENDS THE AT "WOOD

WORKS" IN LOS ANGELES, AS

IN, I WOULD WORK, IF I

COULD.

IT ALLOWS CITIZENS WHO ARE

HOMELESS OR LIVING IN

EXTREME POVERTY, TO EARN

CREDIT TOWARDS PAYING OFF

EXPENSES LIKE RENT OR

UTILITIES.

Efrem: HE IS MATCHING

DONATIONS DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR UNTIL HE HAS RAISED

ENOUGH FOR TWO YEARS OF

OPERATIONS.

IT IS NOT A CHARITY.

IT IS GIVING PEOPLE A

CHANCE AT THE SIMPLE

DIGNITY OF DOING GOOD

WORK.

Efrem: ACTRESS KATE

HUDSON HONORS WORLD HUNGER

DAY.

SHE PAID A VISIT TO SOME

SCHOOLS IN HUNGARY.

IT WAS A REALLY

EYE-OPENING TRIP.

THIS WHOLE TRIP HAS BEEN

SO BEAUTIFUL.

IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DO

MORE.

Reporter: SHE IS

INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM

"WATCH HUNGER STOP"

FOUNDED BY CREATOR MICHAEL

KORS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...SINGER TORREN WELLS

LENDS HIS VOICE TO THIS

YEAR'S DOVE AWARDS, ALONG

WITH AN IMPRESSIVE ROSTER

OF CHRISTIAN PERFORMERS.

THE THING EVERYBODY

RUNS TO ALREADY HAS A

STAR, AND THAT STAR IS

JESUS CHRIST.

Efrem: THIS SHOW

INCLUDES MANY FACES

FAMILIAR TO "STUDIO 5,"

LIKE CHA CHAND CHANDA PIERCE AND

JACKIE VALASQUEZ.

THE STAGE IS SET FOR

THE 1940s.

A YOUNG MAN AND HIS WIFE,

CYNTHIA, ARE COMING HERE

TO THE TENTS YOU SEE IN

THE DISTANCE TO HEAR FROM

A YOUNG EVANGELIST WHO HAS

NOT QUITE MADE A NAME FOR

HIMSELF, EVANGELIST BILLY

GRAHAM.

"STUDIO 5" IS ON THE SET

OF "UNBROKEN: PATH TO

REDEMPTION."

IT CONTINUES THE

INCREDIBLE STORY OF LOUIE

ZAMPERINI.

IT FIRST CAME TO THE

SCREEN IN 2014 IN ANGELINA

JOLIE'S MOVIE "UNBROKEN."

AND THIS INCLUDES SCENES

ABOUT BILLY GRAHAM, PLAYED

BY HIS GRANDSON.

I'M NOT TRYING TO FILL

HIS SHOES, PER SE.

I WANT TO BE PLEASING TO

THE LORD.

THAT'S MY FIRST AND

FOREMOST.

JUST LIKE MY GRANDDAD DID.

HE WASN'T TRYING TO DO

ANYTHING.

HE WAS JUST TRYING TO BE

OBEDIENT AND PLEASING TO

THE LORD.

Andrew: JOINING US

NOW IS EFREM GRAHAM.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.

Efrem: THANK YOU.

GOOD TO BE BACK.

Andrew: I REMEMBER

MEETING LOUIE ZAMPERINI.

AND PEOPLE LOVED

"UNBROKEN," AND PEOPLE

WILL BE EXCITED TO KNOW

ANOTHER FILM IS COMING

OUT.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Efrem: IT LITERALLY

PICKS UP WHERE THE LAST

ONE LEFT OFF.

THE PRODUCER WORKING WITH

ANGELINA JOLIE SAYS THEY

STRUGGLED WHEN WHERE TO

END THE FILM.

SO THEY DECIDED TO STOP

WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM THE

WAR, AND TO HINT THAT HE

DID HAVE A TRANSFORMATION.

SO THIS FILM PICKS UP FROM

THERE.

IT COVERS THE RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN HIM AND HIS WIFE

CYNTHIA.

SAMUEL HUNT PLAYS LOUIE

ZAMPERINI.

YOU MAY BE FAM RA FAMILIAR WITH

HIM FROM "CHICAGO P.D.."

IT IS A DIFFERENT

DIRECTOR, BUT THE SAME

SCRIPT.

THE AND FILM COMES WITH

ANGELINA JOLIE'S

BLESSINGS.

Andrew: IT TAKES TWO

OR THREE FILMS TO TELL HIS

LIFE'S STORY.

Efrem: YES.

EVEN THIS ONE -- I'VE SEEN

SOME ROUGH EDIT, AND THIS

ENDS AT ANOTHER POINT IN

HIS LIFE, BUT THERE IS

STILL MORE OF HIS STORY TO

BE TOLD.

Andrew: I REMEMBER

HIM SAYING, HE MADE A LOT

OF PRAYERS WHEN HE WAS IN

TORTURE CAMPS AND OUT AT

SEA, AN.

Efrem: AND WE SEE HIM

GO BACK TO JAPAN AND WE

SEE THE STORY OF

FORGIVENESS.

AND EVANGELIST BILLY

GRAHAM HAD A HUGE IMPACT

ON HIS LIFE.

HIM GOING TO A TENT

MEETING WITH HIS WIFE

HELPED TURNED THINGS

AROUND.

SO THE SERMON HE HELPED IN

1949, BILLY GRAHAM'S

GRANDSON WILL DELIVER

THAT.

Andrew: AND PEOPLE'S

HEARTS MAY BE READY FOR

THE MESSAGE IN THIS ONE.

Efrem: I AGREE.

Andrew: WHAT DOES

KIRK CAMERON HAVE GOING ON

NOW?

Efrem: HE HAS INVITED

THE FAMILY OF BELIEVERS TO

COME TOGETHER AGAIN.

WE'RE PRETTY MUCH EXACTLY

A YEAR OUT.

IT WILL BE NEXT TUESDAY,

INVITING PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY TO

PURCHASE TICKETS.

IT WILL BE HIM AND DR. BEN

CARSON AND A LONG LIST OF

OTHERS, TO PRAY, TO TALK,

TO WORSHIP, AND TO HAVE

THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT

UNITING OUR COUNTRY.

ESPECIALLY SINCE WE ARE SO

DIVIDED OVER RACE,

POLITICS, YOU NAME IT.

Andrew: AND I LOVED

IN YOUR CLIP WHAT NICK

OFFERMAN IS DOING TO HELP

PEOPLE IN NEED.

Efrem: I THINK OF HIM

FROM "PARKS AND RECS"...

Andrew: AND IT IS

REALLY SPECIAL.

Efrem: HE, HIMSELF,

LOVES CARPENTRY.

HE STARTED A BUSINESS

WHERE HE SELLS FURNITURE

AND THINGS HE HAS MADE

HIMSELF ONLINE.

AND HE PARTNERED WITH

"WOULD WORKS" --

W-O-U-L-D, AS IN I WOULD

WORK.

AND HE IS GIVING DOLLAR

FOR DOLLAR UNTIL HE HAS

RAISED $20,000, BECAUSE

THAT WOULD FUND THE

PROGRAM FOR TWO YEARS.

Andrew: AND KATE

HUDSON IN THE NEWS FOR

HELPING PEOPLE.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

SHE HAS TEAMED UP WITH

MICHAEL COURSE.

KOHRS.

IF YOU GO TO HIS

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION,

YOU'LL FIND SHE IS A BEEN

MEMBER.

AND I THINK WHAT HE

LEARNED IS SOMETHING WE

ALL EXPERIENCE, THAT WHEN

YOU GIVE, YOU ACTUALLY END

UP GETTING MORE THAN YOUR

GIVING.

HER HEART WAS TRULY

TOUCHED BY DOING THIS, AND

SHE IS GOING TO CONTINUE

WORKING WITH MICHAEL

KHORS' FOUNDATION.

Andrew: RECENTLY THE

48th ANNUAL DOVE AWARDS,

AND THAT NUMBER IS REALLY

CLIMBING --

Efrem: WE'VE MANAGED

TO MEET CHANDA PIERCE,

KIRK CAMERON.

AND STORY OF THE SONG "I

CAN ONLY IMAGINE" IS GOING

TO BE IN THEATERS IN THE

SPRING.

I CAN TELL YOU THE STORY

BEHIND THAT SONG AND WHY

HE WROTE IT AND HOW IT ALL

CAME TO HIM IS A BEAUTIFUL

STORY.

I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE,

BUT I TOOK MY 9-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER TO THE SCREENING,

AND I WAS WORRIED SHE WAS

GOING TO BE BORED, BUT

WHEN I LOOKED OVER TO HER

AND SHE WAS CRYING.

AND I THOUGHT, IF YOU HAVE

THE POWER TO IMPACT MY

CHILD, BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

AND CECE WINANS SINGS ON

IT.

AND THAT WAS PRODUCED BY

HER SON, ALVIN LOVE.

TO HAVE YOUR CHILD PRODUCE

YOUR MUSIC, SHE WAS ABLE

TO SEE ALL OF THOSE YEARS

DRAGGING HIM TO THE STUDIO

TO WATCH HER WORK WEREN'T

IN VAIN.

SHE SAYS IT TOOK A LITTLE

GIVING ON HER PART BECAUSE

SHE WASN'T SURE HE

UNDERSTOOD HER VOICE, AND

HE ACTUALLY PUSHED HER TO

DO MORE.

SHE SAYS IT IS HER BEST

WORK TO DATE.

Andrew: SHE HAS HAD A

GREAT YEAR.

EFREM, WE ALWAYS

APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

Efrem: THANK YOU.

IT IS A PLEASURE.

Andrew: CHECK OUT HIS

WEEKLY SHOW "STUDIO 5."

AVAILABLE ON ROKU, APPLE

TV OR WATCH IT ONLINE AT

cbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, A METH COOK

WHO WENT FROM DEALING

DRUGS TO DOING TIME.

SHE TURNED HER BACK ON

MY IMMEDIATELY.

AND NOW I'M IN JAIL AND

I'M GETTING WHOOPED.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO SEE WHAT SCARED HIS

Andrew: HOUSTON JARED

WAS A METH COOK, AND HE

WAS REALLY GOOD AT IT.

HE WENT FROM POCKETING A

FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS A WEEK

TO A FEW THOUSAND.

WHILE HE GOT RICH MAKING

AND SELLING DRUGS, HE ALSO

HAD TO PAY A HEAVY PRICE.

I WAS SO JUNKED UP WITH

CHEMICALS, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT FEELINGS WAS.

ALCOHOL TOLD ME WHEN TO GO

TO BED AND WHEN TO WAKE

UP.

DRUGS TOLD ME WHEN TO

STEAL, WHEN TO LIE, WHEN

TO CHEAT, WHEN TO FIGHT.

IT WAS MY MASTER AND I

OBEYED IT FAITHFULLY.

Reporter: HOUSTON

JARED GREW UP IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME, BUT

REJECTED HIS PARENTS'

FAITH FOR THE SENSE OF

IDENTITY HE FOUND WITH

DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND

GAMBLING.

HE MADE FAST CASH

MANUFACTURING AND SELLING

METH.

AND BEFORE LONG, HE WAS

USING HIS OWN PRODUCT.

I LIKED THE WAY I FEEL.

I CAN GAMBLE -- INSTEAD OF

FOR 12 HOURS AND HAVING TO

GO TO SLEEP, I CAN SIT AT

A BLACKJACK TABLE FOR TWO

DAYS.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS

SNORT A LITTLE BIT OF

THIS.

AND IT JUST CONSUMED ME.

IT AFFECTED ME AND

EVERYONE AROUND ME AND

BECAME CONTAGIOUS.

AND I HAPPENED TO HAVE THE

CONNECTIONS, SO I WAS THE

MAN.

Andrew: HIS METH

EMPIRE GREW THROUGH

CONNECTIONS WITH A BIKER

GANG.

BUT BAD COMPANY AND DRUG

USE LED TO FEAR AND

PARANOIA.

TOTING PISTOLS AROUND A

LOT BECAUSE I WASN'T SO

MUCH AFRAID OF THE POLICE,

BUT AFRAID OF THAT PERSON

WATHAT WAS GOING TO PUT THAT

GUN TO MY HEAD AND ROB ME.

IF IT MEANT ME KILLING YOU

FOR IT, SO BE IT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE

MY STUFF.

Andrew: FOR HOUSTON,

TIME IN JAIL OR

COURT-ORDERED REHAB WAS

JUST THE COST OF DOING

BUSINESS.

BUT AS THE STATE'S WAR ON

DRUGS RAMPED UP, SO DID

HOUSTON'S PRISON TIME.

WE WERE MANUFACTURING

METH, AND ABOUT DAYLIGHT

THAT MORNING, RIGHT BEFORE

WE WRAPPED IT UP, THE

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

KICKED IN THE FRONT DOOR,

AND IT WASN'T NO SMALL

TIME JAIL NO MORE.

THEY WERE TIRED OF THE

METHAMPHETAMINE IN

ARKANSAS, AND THEY WERE

MAKING EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE.

THE FIRST FELONY I EVER

CAUGHT IN MY LIFE, I HAD

TO DO THREE AND A HALF

YEARS IN PRISON.

I WAS A MACHO GUY, BUT

INSIDE I'M A SCARED LITTLE

PUNK.

I'M ANGRY BECAUSE I GOT

BUSTED.

I'M TORMENTED ON THE

INSIDE BECAUSE MY LAWYERS

CAN'T GET ME OUT OF THIS.

AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT,

ALL OF THE PATCHES, ALL OF

THE MOTORCYCLE GUYS, THEY

TURNED THEIR BACK ON ME

IMMEDIATELY.

AND NOW I'M IN JAIL

GETTING WHOOPED, AND I'M

25 YEARS OLD.

AND INSIDE THERE ALWAYS

SOMETHING THAT DREW ME TO

KNOW THIS AIN'T WHAT

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE

DOING.

Andrew: WHEN HE GOT

OUT OF PRISON, HE LIVED

WITH HIS BROTHER, WHO ALSO

COOKED METH.

HOUSTON MOVED AWAY HOPING

FOR A NEW START.

HIS BROTHER CONTINUED THE

BUSINESS UNTIL ONE DAY HE

VANISHED.

THEY FOUND REMNANTS OF

WHAT THEY THINK WAS HIM.

THE MOTORCYCLE GANG KNOWS

HOW TO DISPOSE OF THINGS.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT

LAYS ON MY MIND BECAUSE I

INTRODUCED HIM TO THAT.

THERE ISN'T A DOUBT IN MY

MIND THAT I INTRODUCED HIM

TO THE PERSON WHO KILLED

HIM.

I WAS ANGRY, MAN.

I WAS A MAD YOUNG MAN.

BUT NOW I HAD LIVED

THROUGH PRISON, SO THE

FEAR OF PRISON WASN'T

ENOUGH TO GET ME TO STOP

AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE I

LIVED THROUGH IT.

THE FEAR OF O.D.ing

WASN'T ENOUGH.

Andrew: HE FAILED

SEVERAL DRUG TESTS.

AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE

IN A STOLEN CAR, HE WAS

SENT TO SEVEN YEARS IN

PRISON.

HE TRIED EVERY AVENUE TO

GET THE SENTENCE US

SUSPENDED, BUT IT WAS

DENIED.

GOD GOT ME IN THAT

SMALL, STILL PLACE, AND HE

SAID, COME TO ME.

HE INVITED ME TO COME TO

HIM.

I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD AND I

SAID, GOD, HELP ME.

I WAS USED UP AND WASHED

UP.

GOD PUT HIS ARMS AROUND

ME.

I FELT THE LOVE OF GOD.

I WAS FORGIVEN.

I WAS STAINLESS.

I WAS FORGIVEN.

AND I FELT ANY KIND OF

URGES OF BONDAGE, OF DRUG

ADDICTION, OF ALCOHOLISM,

JUST ANY CONTROL ISSUE --

I HAD SO MANY OF THEM, AND

I WAS SET FREE FROM IT.

IT WAS LIKE A CURTAIN

LIFTED OFF OF ME, A 2,000

POUND EL NAN ELEPHANT OFF MY

BACK.

AND I PRAISED GOD IN THAT

CELL.

Reporter: HE BEGAN

FASTING AND SPENT HOURS OF

BIBLE READING.

HE SAYS GOD FINALLY FILLED

THE HOLE IN HIS LIFE.

I LOOKED FOR IT IN

DRUGS, IN ALCOHOL, IN

WOMEN, IN A MOTORCYCLE

CLUB, AND IT WAS ALL

TEMPORARY.

I COULD ONLY FIND SOME

PEACE AND JOY FOR A LITTLE

WHILE, AND THEN IT WAS

GONE, USED UP.

JIM BEAM LET ME DOWN.

COCAINE LET ME DOWN.

JESUS CHRIST HAS NEVER LET

ME DOWN, BROTHER, NEVER.

Reporter:

MIRACULOUSLY AFTER NINE

MONTHS IN JAIL, HE WAS

ACCEPTED INTO A ONE-YEAR

TEEN CHALLENGE PROGRAM.

AND THE JUDGE SUSPENDED

HIS SENTENCE.

IT SAVED MY LIFE.

JESUS DELIVERED ME.

HE GOT ME IN A PLACE WHERE

I COULD BE BROKEN.

HE DELIVERED ME.

AND HE GAVE ME A

FOUNDATION THAT I COULD

BUILD ON AND HAVE BEEN

BUILDING ON.

THE FREEDOM THAT THE BIBLE

TALKS ABOUT IN JESUS

CHRIST, I FELT IT.

IT WASN'T JUST SOME WORDS

ON A PAPER OR SOME

PREACHER PREACHING TO ME.

Andrew: HOUSTON NOW

SERVES AS A YOUTH PASTOR

IN HIS CHURCH AND IS

MARRIED TO LANA, THE LOVE

OF HIS LIFE.

AND HE ALSO WORKS WITH

TEEN CHALLENGE, SHARING

WITH OTHERS THE TRUE

IDENTITY HE FOUND IN JESUS

CHRIST.

I'M NOT A DRUG ADDICT.

I'M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC.

I'M NOT A CONVICTED FELON.

I'M NOT A CONVICT.

I'M THE SON OF THE ONE

TRUE GOD.

INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT THE

THINGS I CAN'T DOE A DO AS A

CHRISTIAN, I LOOK AT THE

FREEDOM I HAVE IN IT.

AND I WALK IN THAT

FREEDOM, AND I WALK IN

THAT MERCY AND THAT GRACE.

AND I WANT TO TELL

EVERYONE IN THE WORLD

ABOUT IT.

Andrew: HOUSTON FOUND

OUT WHAT SO MANY OF US

HAVE LEARNED, THAT THE

THINGS WE DO TO ACT OUT IN

THE FLESH, THE THINGS WE

CHASE TO COPE WITH OUR

ANXIETY, THE THINGS WE DO

TO FIND TEMPORARY

PLEASURE, THE THINGS OF

THIS WORLD DO NOT SATISFY.

SURE, WE GET A TEMPORARY

PLEASURE OUT OF IT, BUT

LONG-TERM THE THINGS OF

THIS WORLD DO NOT SATISFY.

AND WE MAY THINK, WHAT IS

WRONG WITH ME?

WHY AREN'T THE THINGS I'M

PURSUING GIVING ME

SATISFACTION?

IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT

DESIGNED THAT WAY.

WE'RE NOT DESIGNED THAT

WAY.

GOD DID NOT DESIGN US SO

THAT WE WOULD GET JOY AND

SATISFACTION APART FROM

HIM.

WE FIND ABUNDANT LIFE

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

BUT THEN SOME OF US FIND

WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE WE

HAVE SPIRALLED DOWN SO FAR

WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS

RECOVERY POSSIBLE.

WE DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN

BUILD THAT RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD AGAIN.

BUT THE APOSTLE PAUL WHO

SPENT YEARS KILLING CHRIST

FOLLOWERS IN THE FIRST

CENTURY CHURCH -- THAT WAS

HIS PURSUIT, HE WOULD KILL

THOSE WHO LOVED AND

FOLLOWED JESUS.

EVEN HE SAID HE WAS THE

CHIEF OF ALL SINNERS.

BUT HE DECLARED, NOTHING

CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU

FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

NOT WHAT YOU'VE DONE, NOT

WHAT'S BEEN DONE TO YOU.

YOU ARE NEVER TOO FAR FROM

REDEMPTION.

AND YOU'VE GOT THAT ONE

THING MAYBE IN YOUR LIFE

THAT IS KEEPING YOU DOWN

OR YOU'RE HOLDING ON TO --

AND MAYBE YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN AND YOU HAVE

THIS THING GOING ON IN

YOUR LIFE THAT FRANKLY YOU

DON'T WANT TO RELEASE TO

GOD.

I HAD THAT THING.

FOR ME, IT WAS ALCOHOL.

AND I SAID, LORD, I LOVE

YOU, BUT I LIKE THIS, TOO.

AND I'M NOT READY TO GIVE

IT UP.

AND GOD WAS VERY PATIENT.

BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

CONTINUED TO KNOCK ON THE

DOOR OF MY HEART, VERY

KINDLY, VERY SWEETLY, BUT

ULTIMATELY I JUST FOUND

MYSELF IN A PLACE WHERE

THERE WAS NO SATISFACTION

APART FROM COMPLETE

PURSUIT OF JESUS.

IT DOESN'T MAKE ME, OR

ANYONE ELSE WHO IS A

CHRISTIAN, A PERFECT

PERSON.

WE'RE FAR FROM IT.

BUT IT COMES THE

REALIZATION TO LIVE AN

ABUNDANT LIFE AND TO HAVE

JOY, I WANT THAT

CONNECTION TO THE LORD

STRONG.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN

SEPARATE YOU FROM THE LOVE

OF JESUS CHRIST.

PAUL SAID, THERE IS NO

CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO

ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.

AND IF YOU'RE WATCHING ME

NOW AND YOU'RE LISTENING

TO WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING

THROUGH THAT TESTIMONY WE

JUST SAW, I WANT YOU TO BE

ENCOURAGED BECAUSE THE

HOLY SPIRIT IS DRAWING YOU

TO HIMSELF.

THAT'S WHAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT DOES.

HE COUNSELS US, HE

ENCOURAGES US, AND ONE OF

THE THINGS HE CONTINUES TO

DO IS CONTINUE TO DRAW US

TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

IF YOU'RE FEELING THAT

EMPTINESS IN YOUR SOUL

TODAY, I WANT YOU TO PRAY

WITH ME.

BECAUSE THIS IS THE DAY,

AND THIS IS THE TIME,

WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD

YOU SEE THAT WONDERFUL

TESTIMONY, TO KNOW WE ARE

NEVER BEYOND REDEMPTION.

PRAY WITH ME NOW.

FATHER GOD, YOU KNOW THE

DRYNESS IN MY SOUL, YOU

KNOW THE LONGING IN MY

SOUL FOR YOU.

I HAVE LEARNED NOTHING CAN

SATISFY THAT.

FATHER, FORGIVE ME IF I AM

ONE OF THOSE WHO HAVE

WALKED AWAY FROM YOU.

LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE

WORK ON THE CROSS DONE ON

MY BEHALF.

AND, FATHER, AGAIN NOW --

AGAIN NOW I COME BEFORE

THE CRAWTIO CROSS AND I LAY MY

LIFE DOWN.

AND I GIVE YOU WHAT I'M

HOLDING ON TO, AND I SAY,

LORD, TAKE IT.

AND I FOLLOW YOU THIS DAY.

AND, FATHER, FOR THOSE

MEETING YOU FOR THE FIRST

TIME TODAY, THANK YOU FOR

YOUR GRACE.

THANK YOU THAT YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT IS SPEAKING TO THEM

THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

AND FOR THOSE, GOD, WHO

YOU SEEKING YOU TODAY,

LORD, I PRAY YOU WILL FILL

THEM WITH THE POWER OF

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

IF YOU'RE FINDING GOD FOR

THE FIRST TIME, PRAY WITH

ME: JESUS, I ACCEPT YOU

INTO MY HEART ON THIS DAY.

I PRAY, JESUS, YOU WILL

LEAD ME, GUIDE ME, LIGHT

MY PATH IN THIS DARK

WORLD, SO I CAN LIVE FOR

YOU.

IT IS IN JESUS' NAME I

PRAY.

AMEN.

AMEN.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME OR

YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST,

WE ASK YOU TO CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

> WELL, UP NEXT, A

MILITARY FAMILY WHO KNEW

THE MEANING OF SACRIFICE

AFTER INDICTMENTING THREE

AT-RISK CHILDREN.

IT WAS SCARY, BUT WE

KNEW THAT GOD WOULD

PROVIDE FOR US.

HE HAS ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR

US.

Andrew: SEE HOW THE

Andrew: BRIAN HAS

NEVER BEEN ONE TO SHY AWAY

FROM DUTY.

RECENTLY HE ADOPTED THREE

BROTHERS WHO NEEDED A

LOVING HOME.

BRIAN AND HIS WIFE ADMIT

IT HASN'T BEEN EASY, SO

THEY'RE GRATEFUL FOR

PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

Reporter:

BREATHTAKING SCENERY CAN

BE SEEN FOR MILES IN

COLORADO.

STAFF SERGEANT BRIAN WORKS

HERE, BUT WHEN HE IS GONE,

HIS WIFE CARRIES ON THE

HOUSEHOLD.

YOU'RE LEAVING YOUR

FAMILY AND YOUR KIDS AT

HOME TO PROTECT OUR

COUNTRY, SO I'M VERY PROUD

OF HIM.

Reporter: THEY

HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN A

FAMILY OF SEVEN.

BRIAN AND ERICA ADOPTED

THREE BROTHERS THAT CAME

FROM A DIFFICULT PAST.

MY HEART WAS THAT THESE

BOYS NEEDED A LOVING HOME.

THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO

TAKE CARE OF THEM.

THEY WERE IN A VERY, VERY

BAD SITUATION.

Reporter: WITH THREE

ADDITIONAL KIDS, THE

COUPLE HAD TO RESTRUCTURE

THE FAMILY BUDGET.

WHEN IT WAS THE FOUR OF

US, US TWO AND THE TWO

BOYS, IT WAS EASE SEEING.

ALL OF THE BILLS WERE

GETTING PAID.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

WANTED TO START SAVING TO

BUY FURNITURE FOR AN EMPTY

DEN TO GIVE THE BOYS A

PLACE TO HANG OUT.

BUT FIRST THEY HAD TO COME

UP WITH THE MONEY TO

REPLACE THEIR

WASHER-DRYER.

IT IS SCARY, BUT WERE

YOU KNEW THAT GOD WOULD

PROVIDE FOR US.

HE ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR US

IN THE PAST.

Reporter: THE

FAMILY'S CHURCH CONTACTED

CBN'S "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT" AND ASKED IF WE

COULD HELP.

THE ANSWER WAS YES.

THEIR PASTOR CAME BY TO

TELL THEM THE NEWS.

CBN BLESSED "RADIANT"

SO WE COULD BLESS YOUR

FAMILY.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU'RE

GOING TO RECEIVE TODAY ARE

A NEW WASHER AND DRYER.

REALLY?

IT IS WAY BETTER THAN

THAT.

Reporter: PASTOR

KELLY TOLD THEM CBN WAS

BUYING THEM FAMILY ROOM

FURNITURE AND A MASTER

BEDROOM SET.

WE'VE NEVER HAD A

BEDROOM SET.

I'M KIND OF SPEECHLESS.

WE DIDN'T EXPECT ANY OF

THIS.

WE JUST WANTED TO GIVE

THESE KIDS A HOME.

Reporter: THERE WAS

ONE MORE SURPRISE: A

GENEROUS DONATION FROM

BANFF PRO SHOP.

THEY HAVE PROVIDED YOUR

FAMILY WITH TENTS AND EVEN

TWO KAYAKS.

SO YOUR FAMILY IS GOING TO

HAVE A LOT OF FUN.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE SO

EXCITED.

THEY LOVE THE OUTDOORS.

WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO

CBN IN ALLOWING "RADIANT"

CHURCH TO BE ABLE TO BLESS

YOU GUYS.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

WENT SHOPPING TO PICK OUT

THEIR NEW FURNITURE.

AMERICAN FURNITURE

WAREHOUSE OFFERED DEEP

DISCOUNTS ON THEIR

FURNITURE.

Andrew: GOD BLESS YOU

YOU BRIAN AND ERICA.

THAT STORY SHOWS US HOW

THE WHOLE FAMILY REALLY

SERVES.

TO OUR MILITARY, THANK YOU

FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR THIS

COUNTRY.

IT IS OUR PLEASURE AND OUR

PRIVILEGE TO BLESS YOU.

YOU HEARD ERICA IN THAT

PIECE SAYING, I KNEW GOD

WOULD PROVIDE.

I KNEW GOD WOULD COME TO

OUR AID.

AND GOD DID THAT THROUGH

AND THROUGH "700 CLUB"

PARTNERS.

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT" IS

JUST ONE WONDERFUL OUT

REACH WE DO.

YOU CAN JOIN IN BY CALLING

1-800-700-7000.

OR LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com..

THANKS FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

WE LOOF YOU WITH PSALM

129: 33-34: "SEARCH ME O

GOD AND KNOW MY HEART.

TRY ME AND KNOW MY

ANXIETIES.

AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY

WICKED WAY IN ME, AND LEAD

ME IN THE WAY

EVERLASTING."

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER:

1-800-700-7000.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, I'M AND

ANDREW KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU TOMORROW ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

BYE-BYE.

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