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700 Club Interactive - November 6, 2017

Kyle had it all- looks, grades, status, girls- until his “perfect” world came crashing down. Read Transcript


Gordon: SHE WANTED TO

JOIN ISIS BUT MET JESUS

INSTEAD.

PLUS...HE HAD THE GIRLS,

THE GRADES, AND THE GREEK

LIFE.

I DIDN'T THINK OF

MYSELF AS BETTER THAN

OTHER PEOPLE.

Gordon: UNTIL KYLE'S

PERFECT IMAGE SHATTERED.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

EVER FAILED IN MY LIFE,

AND I WENT INTO A SPIRAL

OF DEPRESSION.

Gordon: AND HE NEARLY

DRANK HIMSELF TO DEATH.

I JUST COULDN'T IMAGINE

LIVING LIFE OR BEING FREE

FROM THIS ALCOHOL.

Gordon: HEAR HOW

THESE TWO WERE TRANSFORMED

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WE JUST

CELEBRATED THE 500th

ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN

LUTHER REFORMATION, AND WE

WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT A

MINISTRY OUT OF DENMARK

THAT BELIEVES WE ARE NOW

IN THE BEGINNING OF THE

LAST REFORMATION.

Terry: THEIR

DOCUMENTARY FILM NOW SEEN

ALMOST A MILLION TIMES ON

YouTube SHOWS EVERYDAY

BELIEVERS SEEING MIRACLES

AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL,

AND LIVING THE KIND OF

LIVES WE READ ABOUT IN THE

BOOK OF ACTS.

ONE NIGHT, I SAID,

C'MON, THERE MUST BE MORE

THAN JUST GO TO A CHURCH

AND SIT THERE TWO HOURS

EVERY SUNDAY AND LISTEN TO

SOMEBODY PREACHING.

AT ONE TIME I STARTED TO

JUST READ THE BOOK OF

ACTS.

READ ABOUT THE FIRST

CHRISTIANS, HOW THEY WERE

LIVING.

THEY WERE NOT SITTING IN A

CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND

LISTENING TO A SERMON.

THEY SAW HOW LIFE GOT

CHANGED WHERE THEY CAME.

WE KNOW CONSTINTINE

CAME AND CHANGED THE

CHURCH.

WE SEE HOW THIS

INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH

WAS TRYING TO REFORM,

BRING RESPECT TO THE REAL

GOSPEL, BACK TO THE BOOK

OF ACTS, BUT THEY FAILED.

JESUS SAID, GO OUT AND

MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL

NATIONS.

GOD HAS GIVEN US THE

SAME AUTHORITY AND THE

SAME POWER THAT JESUS

HIMSELF HAD IN THE FIRST

CENTURY.

THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL,

BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW.

I REALLY THINK WHEN THE

CHURCH COMES BACK TO THE

TRUE GOSPEL, REPENTS, BE

BAPTIZED FOR THE REMISSION

OF YOUR SINS, DIE WITH

CHRIST AND RISE WITH

CHRIST, AND BE FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT, IT WOULD

CHANGE THIS WORLD.

IT IS TIME TO GO BACK

TO WHAT WE READ IN THE

BOOK OF ACTS.

I WAS WALKING LIGHTLY

BECAUSE I WOULDN'T HAVE

MOVED ANY FASTER.

THE BIBLE IS THE BOOK

OF LIFE.

IT DOESN'T BECOME THE BOOK

OF LIFE BECAUSE STUDYING

IT.

IT BECOMES THE BOOK OF

LIFE BY LIVING IT.

YOU NOW THE FEELING BY

THE POWER OF JESUS?

THAT FREEDOM.

I WAS TIRED OF LOOKING

FOR ANSWERS AND I COULD

NOT FIND THEM ANYWHERE.

THAT'S CRAZY AMAZING.

THIS IS REAL.

HE IS REAL.

THIS IS REAL!

IF THIS IS REAL, THEN WHAT

ABOUT THE BIBLE, FROM THE

BEGINNING TO THE END.

SHALL WE PRAY WE SEE A

SIGN IN THE SKY WHEN WE

GET BAPTIZED.

AND I LOOKED UP, AND THERE

HE WAS IN THE SKY.

HE IS ACTUALLY MOVING

ACROSS THE GLOBE RIGHT

NOW.

THIS IS JUST THE

BEGINNING.

WE NEED A NEW REFORMATION

OF THE CHURCH.

WE NEED A LAST

REFORMATION.

THAT HAS TRULY CHANGED

MY LIFE.

AND NOW I WILL PREACH THAT

MESSAGE UNTIL THE DAY I

DIE.

Terry: WOW!

Gordon: THAT'S ALL

YOU CAN SAY, WOW!

I LOVE IT.

Terry: YEAH, WOW!

I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY

PEOPLE WHO FEEL THIS SAME

WAY.

LET'S LIVE IT.

LET'S RECLAIM IT.

LET'S GO BACK TO THE

BEGINNING.

WELL, THIS FILM REALLY

SHOWCASES WHAT GOD IS

DOING AROUND THE GLOBE.

YOU CAN WATCH "THE LAST

REFORMATION" FOR FREE.

JUST GO TO THE WEBSITE

thelastreformation.com.

Gordon: AND LET IT

INSPIRE YOU.

LET THE WORD BECOME FLESH

IN YOU.

REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING,

ALL OF THE PROMISES OF

GOD, ARE YES AND AMEN FOR

THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST

JESUS.

> WELL, WE WANT TO SHOW

YOU ONE OF THE TESTIMONIES

THAT WAS FEATURED IN THE

LAST REFORMATION.

RITA CHAIMA WAS A RADICAL

MUSLIM, SO RADICAL SHE

WANTED TO JOIN ISIS.

INSTEAD, THIS YOUNG GIRL

WENT FROM HATE TO LOVE

WHEN SHE MET JESUS.

Terry: RITA WANTED TO

TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND BE

BAPTIZED.

HER BAPTISM WAS CAUGHT ON

CAMERA, AND YOU WON'T

BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

SHE CAME UP OUT OF THE

WATER.

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE

GIRL, I ALWAYS ASKED

MYSELF, WHAT AM I DOING IN

THIS WORLD?

BECAUSE I JUST SAW A CRUEL

WORLD AND I DIDN'T WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT.

WHEN I GROW UP, I STARTED

TO BE REALLY BAD.

I WAS HURTING A LOT.

AND I HURT PEOPLE BECAUSE

OF IT.

I TRIED TO KILL MYSELF

THREE TIMES.

I WAS DOING DRUGS.

I WAS SMOKING.

I WAS SMOKING ANYTHING.

I JUST WANTED TO DESTROY

MYSELF.

IT ARRIVED, A TIME, WHERE

I WANTED TO GO TO SYRIA

BECAUSE I HATED PEOPLE WHO

WEREN'T MUSLIM.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I WAS DOWN TO DANGEROUS

THINGS.

I LOVED TO SEE PEOPLE

DYING.

I LOVED TO SEE THEM

BLEEDING.

I SAW DECAPITATION AND

LOVED IT.

HATE WAS MY LIFE.

SO I STARTED TO READ THE

BIBLE TO PROVE TO

CHRISTIANS THAT THEY WERE

WRONG.

BUT I WAS WRONG.

AND THE GRACE OF JESUS

CHRIST STARTED TO TOUCH

ME.

I WAS READING THINGS LIKE,

PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES,

LOVE THEM.

AND I WAS SOMEONE WHO

WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I HATED THEM.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO

ACCEPT JESUS, BUT JESUS

STARTED TO DO OVER AGAIN

MY HEART.

AND IT ARRIVED A TIME

WHERE I HAD TO EXPLAIN TO

MY FAMILY THAT I BECAME A

CHRISTIAN, AND THIS IS

WHERE PERSECUTIONS

STARTED.

THEY DIDN'T TALK TO ME.

THEY STOPPED TALKING TO

ME.

DURING MONTHS I WAS ALONE

IN MY ROOM.

IT WAS LIKE A PRISON.

SO I STARTED TO READ THE

BIBLE A LOT.

A LOT OF READING.

AND JESUS WAS THERE WITH

ME.

HE WAS ENCOURAGING ME.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS REALLY

THERE.

I FELT IT.

I KNEW IT.

TODAY MY FAMILY ABANDONED

ME.

I AM ALONE.

I HAVE NO HOME.

MY FAMILY ABANDONED ME,

BUT I HAVE A NEW FAMILY.

AND THIS FAMILY IS ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND IT'S MY FAMILY IN

CHRIST.

AND THIS IS THE BEST GIFT

GOD GAVE ME.

I JUST WANT ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE, MUSLIMS OR NOT, TO

SEEK GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART BECAUSE GOD KNOWS

WHERE YOU ARE.

HE KNOWS YOUR STRUGGLE.

EVEN IF YOU HATE HIM, HE

LOVES YOU.

AND HE UNDERSTANDS YOU.

TODAY I CAN'T IMAGINE,

LIKE, HOW I COULD DO THIS.

I CAME TO THE GRACE OF

JESUS CHRIST ALONE.

HE SAVED ME FROM SUICIDE,

FROM DEPRESSION, FROM ALL

OF IT, ALL OF IT.

SHE CAME FROM A MUSLIM

BACKGROUND.

SHE WAS SAYING SHE WANTED

TO GO WITH ISIS BEFORE,

AND CHRIST CHANGED HER

LIFE.

[APPLAUSE]

SHE LEARNED HOW TO

SPEAK IN TONGUES.

I WAS VERY SCARED AT

FIRST, AND ALSO EXCITED.

WHEN I BAPTIZED IN WATER,

A DEMON MANIFESTED, AND I

DON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT I

DID.

I HAVE TO SEE THE VIDEOS

OF MY BAPTISM, AND THE

DOMODEMON WAS CRAZY.

I HIT HIM -- HE BAPTIZED

ME, AND I HIT HIM, AND I

SAID, SORRY.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

THIS IS THE POWER OF

THE GOSPEL.

YOU REPENT, YOU GET

BAPTIZED, FOR THE WASHING

OF THE SINS, YOU SHALL

RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SHE

STARTED SPEAKING TONGUES.

SHE IS A DAUGHTER OF GOD.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

AFTER THE BAPTISM, I

FELT LIKE THE HEAVY WEIGHT

COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED,

AND I WAS SO EXCITED TO GO

AND MAKE DISCIPLES.

ALL OF MY CONVICTIONS IN

CHRIST, THEY STARTED TO BE

ALIVE IN ME.

I STARTED TO WANT TO TALK

ABOUT JESUS TO EVERYONE,

EVEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO LED

ME TO TERRORISM.

I WANTED TO GO AND SEE

THEM AND TELL THEM THAT

THEY ARE WRONG.

AND THAT LOVE IS WAITING

FOR THEM.

AND I WAS FULL OF LOVE.

WE ARE CREATED IN THE

IMAGE OF GOD.

AND I REALLY WANT MUSLIMS

TO COME TO THE TRUTH AND

REALLY KNOW JESUS BECAUSE

HE LOVES THEM, NO MATTER

WHAT THEY DID, NO MATTER

WHAT THEY SAY.

HE LOVES THEM.

I KNOW THAT IT MAY SEEM

CRAZY, WHAT I AM SAYING,

BUT I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU

ARE.

AND I ASSURE YOU THIS

ISN'T THE TRUTH.

ISLAM IS NOT THE TRUTH.

I ASSURE YOU, PLEASE.

LOOK FOR GOD WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, AND YOU WILL

FIND HIM.

BECAUSE I'M SURE YOU DON'T

HAVE A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

BECAUSE MAYBE YOU ARE

FOLLOWING RULES.

WITH GOD, IT IS AN

ADVENTURE.

IT IS SOMETHING REALLY

UNIQUE.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'M

EXPERIENCING.

TOMORROW I DON'T KNOW

WHERE I'M GOING TO SLEEP,

BUT I KNOW JESUS WILL TAKE

CARE OF ME.

AND ALL OF THIS IS

INVIGORATING.

SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT MY

FAMILY.

OF COURSE IT IS HARD.

OF COURSE IT HURTS BECAUSE

I WAS SO USED TO BEING

WITH THEM.

BUT I AM AFRAID BECAUSE MY

FAMILY IN CHRIST ADOPTED

ME AND THEY ARE MY NEW

FAMILY.

Gordon: NOW, THAT IS

A STORY.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: THAT IS A

WONDERFUL STORY.

Terry: THAT GIVES NEW

MEANING TO THE SCRIPTURE,

I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU AS

ORPHANS.

I WILL COME TO YOU.

Gordon: TO SEE THAT,

TO SEE THE REMARKABLE

TRANSFORMATION, TO GO FROM

HATING PEOPLE, LOVING TO

SEE BLOOD, TO BEING

DELIVERED, TO BEING SET

FREE, TO BEING FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITH

LOVE.

YAY!

LET'S HAVE A NEW

REFORMATION.

Terry: INDEED.

> WELL, COMING UP, HE

LOOKED LIKE HE HAD IT ALL,

BUT THE FUN FRAT BOY HAD A

DARK SIDE.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF

THEY REALLY SEE HOW LONELY

AND HOW SAD AND DEPRESSED

AND HOPELESS, REALLY, I AM

ON THE INSIDE?

Terry: WHEN WE COME

BACK, HEAR ABOUT THE DAY

KYLE DIED AND HOW HE LIVED

TO TELL ABOUT IT.

Terry: WELL, KYLE HAD

THE PERFECT LIFE.

HE HAD THE GIRLS, THE

GRADES, AND LIVED AT THE

BEST PARTY HOUSE ON

CAMPUS.

BUT WITH ONE BAD TEST

SCORE, HIS PERFECT IMAGE

SHATTERED, AND KYLE TURNED

TO ALCOHOL AND A DECISION

THAT ALMOST LED TO HIS

DEATH.

KYLE?

WHAT'S UP, MAN.

YOU ASKED ME A

QUESTION.

WHAT THE (bleep) IS

UP?

I THOUGHT I WAS VERY,

VERY AWESOME.

EVERYTHING I DID, I SEEMED

TO SUCCEED AT.

I DIDN'T THINK OF MYSELF

AS BETTER THAN OTHER

PEOPLE.

IF EVER I WAS TO MEET

SOMEONE, I WANTED THEM TO

LIKE ME, TO ACCEPT ME, TO

BELIEVE ALL THE THINGS

THAT I HAD PORTRAYED AND

PUT OUT THERE.

I LOOKED ALL OF THE PRETTY

GIRLS THAT I USED OR

MANIPULATED, AND SO I WAS

DOING VERY WELL.

I WAS THE GUY WHO LIVED AT

THE BEST PARTY HOUSE ON

CAMPUS, THE GUY WHO WAS

MAKING A 4.0, BUT ON THE

INSIDE, IT WAS JUST

TERRIBLE.

I WOULD WAKE UP EVERY DAY

IN THIS FEAR THAT I'M NOT

GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP

THIS UP, THIS PERFECT

IMAGE, FOR OTHER PEOPLE,

AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF

THEY REALLY SEE HOW LONELY

AND HOW SAD AND DEPRESSED,

HOPELESS, REALLY, I AM ON

THE INSIDE?

SO IT ALL STARTED

HAPPENING WHEN I WAS

YOUNG.

I TRIED TO FIND MY WORTH

IN EVERYTHING THAT I DID,

IN ALL OF MY SUCCESSES.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS BUILDING

A HOUSE OF CARDS.

BUT WHEN I LOOKED AT THIS

LIFE I WAS BUILDING, I

THOUGHT, YEAH, I'M KILLING

IT.

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL MY

FIRST ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

TEST THAT EVERYTHING

CHANGED.

I TURNED OVER THAT PAPER,

AND I SAW 65 WRITTEN ON

THE FRONT OF IT.

THAT HOUSE OF CARDS THAT I

BUILT UP SEEMED TO CRUMBLE

WITH THAT ONE TEST SCORE.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

HAD EVER FAILED IN MY

LIFE.

I WENT INTO A SPIRAL OF

DEPRESSION, COMPLETELY

LOST, MY HEAD SPINNING, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

THE THING I KNEW TO DO

THAT GAVE ME RELIEF, GAVE

ME LOVE, GAVE ME PEACE,

GAVE ME JOY, WAS ALCOHOL.

IT TURNED INTO AN EVERYDAY

AFFAIR.

I DRANK EVERY DAY.

IF I'M NOT SUCCESSFUL,

THEN MY LIFE IS WORTHLESS.

TO YEARS OF HAVING TO

DRINK EVERY DAY, ALL DAY,

I KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING

TO BE THE THING THAT WOULD

KILL ME.

I JUST COULDN'T IMAGINE

LIVING LIFE OR BEING FREE

FROM THIS ALCOHOL.

MY DAD COMES AND RESCUES

ME AND CHECKS ME INTO A

HOSPITAL TO MEDICALLY

DETOX.

THE SECOND NIGHT I WAS

THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT, AND I FEEL LIKE I'M

ABOUT TO HAVE A HEART

ATTACK.

MY HEART IS NOT BEATING

FAST ANYMORE.

IT WOULD BEAT ONCE EVERY

10 SECONDS.

I SAID, OH, NO, MY HEART

IS GIVING UP RIGHT NOW.

IS THIS A HEART ATTACK?

SO I'M WAITING FOR THE

NEXT BEAT OF MY HEART,

WITH ALL OF THE FLOODS AND

THOUGHTS OF DEATH, THAT

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE

END.

I'M WAITING FOR THE NEXT

BEAT, AND THE NEXT BEAT

NEVER COMES IN MY CHEST.

MY HEART STOPPED,

EVERYTHING IS BLACK, AND

YET I'M STILL THINKING AND

I'M STILL CONSCIOUS.

MY PHYSICAL BODY IS NO

LONGER ON EARTH, BUT IT IS

IN ANOTHER PLACE.

IN THIS PLACE, I WITNESSED

PEOPLE WHO WERE IN THE

SAME SITUATION AS I WAS,

WHO WERE SEARCHING FOR THE

THING ON EARTH THAT THEY

WERE ADDICTED TO, BUT THEY

COULDN'T FIND RELIEF.

THEY COULDN'T FIND PEACE.

I WAS IN THE SAME PLACE.

SPIRALLING DOWN.

SO I GET TO THE MOMENT OF

LITERALLY BEING SUSPENDED

IN NOTHING, AND I THOUGHT,

OH, NO, THIS IS NOT GOOD.

SOMETHING WAS PUT INTO MY

HEART TO SAY YES.

THAT'S ALL I KNOW TO DO AT

THIS MOMENT.

SO I LOOK UP INTO THE

NOTHINGNESS, AND WITH

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD LEFT

IN ME, I YELLED YES!

IN A MOMENT, AN INSTANT, I

WAS BACK IN MY PHYSICAL

BODY, ON THE HOSPITAL BED,

WITH A TANGIBLE PEACE

AROUND ME.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

AM I BACK?

AND I LOOK UP ON THE WALL

OF THE HOSPITAL, AND IN

THE COLOR OF LIGHTNING, I

CAN DESCRIBE IT.

IT'S WHITE HOT, COMING OUT

OF THE WALL, WITH REAL

SIMPLE HANDWRITING THAT

SAID "JOHN 3: 16."

SO I REALIZED AT THAT

MOMENT I KNEW THAT VERSE.

THAT IT WAS JESUS WHO

SAVED ME.

IT WAS JESUS WHO PLUCKED

ME, WHO I WAS SAYING YES

TO.

SO AFTER THAT, THAT

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE,

STILL STRUGGLING WITH MY

IDENTITY, STILL GOING IN

AND OUT OF THE DESIRE TO

DRINK, AND EVEN GOING OUT

AT SOME POINTS AND

DRINKING, I COME INTO MY

PARENTS' BEDROOM IN AN

AFTERNOON, JUST LIKE ANY

OTHER, AND I HEAR A

WORSHIP SONG PLAYING.

"YOU ARE HOLY, STRONG AND

MIGHTY.

THE MOON AND THE STARS

DECLARE WHO YOU ARE.

I'M SO UNWORTHY, BUT STILL

YOU LOVE ME.

FOREVER MY HEART WILL SING

OF HOW GREAT YOU ARE."

IN THAT MOMENT, I JUST

REALIZED JUST HOW KNOWN I

AM BY GOD, JUST HOW DEEPLY

LOVED AND CHERISHED I AM

BY GOD, THAT HE WAS HUGE,

AND YET HE WAS INTIMATE

WITH ME.

I'M ON MY FACE WEEPING FOR

30 OR 45 MINUTES.

AND IN THAT TIME,

EVERYTHING I WENT TO WITH

ALCOHOL WAS REPLACED WITH

THE LOVE OF GOD.

THE LOVE, THE JOY, THE

PEACE, AND THE

ACCEPTANCEMENACCEPTANCE.AND I KNEW WHO I W
AS MADE

FOR.

I DON'T HAVE TO STRIVE

ANYMORE.

I KNOW AT THE END OF THE

DAY THAT GOD LOVES ME.

FROM THAT POINT ON, I WAS

COMPLETELY DELIVERED FROM

THE DESIRE TO EVER DRINK

ALCOHOL AGAIN.

AS MY WALK WITH THE LORD

HAS GROWN, HE HAS GIVEN ME

THE LOVE AND COMPASSION

FOR PEOPLE WHO I USED TO

DESPISE, WHO I USED TO

THINK WERE WORTH NOTHING.

AND HE ACTUALLY GIVES ME

THE MOST JOY, GIVES ME THE

MOST PEACE THAT I

EXPERIENCE IN MY DAY, WHEN

I'M SERVING OTHERS.

AND HE HAS TAKEN THE FOCUS

OF OH, MY GOSH, LOOK HOW

AWESOME YOU ARE TO, OH, MY

GOSH, LOOK HOW AWESOME THE

PEOPLE ARE THAT I CREATED

AROUND YOU.

KNOW GO LOVE THEM.

JESUS REALLY CAN BE FOUND

AND HE CAN BE ENCOUNTERED.

THAT IS MY HOPE FOR

PEOPLE, THAT THEY WOULD BE

SET FREE AND THEY WOULD

FIND THEIR IDENTITY ONLY

IN CHRIST.

Terry: JESUS REALLY

CAN BE FOUND.

HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO BE

FOUND BY YOU.

AND, YOU KNOW, SO OFTEN WE

DO JUST WHAT KYLE DID.

WE SORT OF SET UP A HOUSE

OF CARDS IN OUR LIVES,

DURING THINGS THAT WE

THINK ARE GOING TO MAKE US

SIGNIFICANT OR GAIN

POSITION OR POWER OR MONEY

OR PRESTIGE.

MAYBE SOMEBODY TO SPEND

OUR LIFE WITH.

AND WE'RE DOING IT ALL

UNDER OUR OWN STEAM, OUR

WAY.

AND THEN WE GET CAUGHT.

WE GET CAUGHT IN THE WEB

OF OUR OWN MAKING BECAUSE

IT IS A HOUSE OF CARDS.

IT'S ALL EMPTY.

AND WHEN WE WAKE UP TO

THAT, THAT EMPTINESS

INSIDE OF US IS SCARY.

IT IS DEVASTATING.

MAYBE YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE

PEOPLE TODAY WHO IS FACING

THAT EMPTINESS, SAYING,

WHAT IS LIFE ABOUT?

WHY AM I HERE?

YOU KNOW IT'S A SCARY

PLACE TO BE -- IT'S NOT A

BAD PLACE TO BE IN THIS

REGARD: WHEN YOU GET

THERE, YOU HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO DECIDE WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO DO NEXT.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT IN

THE WORD JESUS SAYS HE

LEAVES -- AS THE GOOD

SHEPHERD, HE LEAVES THE 99

SHEEP IN HIS FLOCK TO GO

AFTER THE ONE WHO IS LOST.

IF THAT'S YOU TODAY, THEN

KYLE'S STORY WAS FOR YOU.

BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, JUST

THE WAY THAT YOU ARE.

HE UNDERSTANDS EVERY FLAW,

EVERY WEAKNESS.

HE IS NOT ASKING YOU TO

BUILD SOME KIND OF A

PERFORMANCE-BASED

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

HE DOESN'T NEED YOUR

PERFORMANCE.

HE WANTS YOU.

I KNOW THAT IS HARD TO

BELIEVE, ISN'T IT, THAT

THE CREATOR OF THE

UNIVERSE WANTS YOU AND

WANTS ME, BUT HE DOES.

HE LOVES YOU WHERE YOU

ARE, BUT HE LOVES YOU TOO

MUCH TO LET YOU STAY

THERE.

HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF

THAT?

YOU DO WHAT KYLE DID.

YOU SAY YES.

YES.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A

THEOLOGY DEGREE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

READ THE BIBLE BACKWARDS

AND FORWARDS.

JUST SAY YES SIMPLY TO THE

LOVE OF GOD RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN DO THAT.

TAKE A BREATH.

SAY IT WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, I AM A SINNER IN

NEED OF A SAVIOR.

I WANT YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW ME,

BUT I NEED TO KNOW YOU.

AND I WANT YOU TO COME,

TAKE MY LIFE, THE GOOD,

THE BAD, AND THE UGLY.

I WANT TO RECEIVE YOUR

LOVE.

I WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY

I'M HERE.

I WANT TO WALK THIS

JOURNEY OUT WITH YOU.

I WANT MY LIFE TO MATTER.

I WANT TO KNOW I'M

FORGIVEN.

DEEP DOWN INSIDE, I KNOW I

NEED THAT.

JESUS, SAVE ME TODAY.

TEACH ME HOW TO KNOW YOU,

TO LOVE YOU, TO FOLLOW

YOU, TO WALK WITH YOU, TO

LET YOU INTO THE VERY

INNERMOST PART OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR

WAITING FOR ME.

THANK YOU FOR LEAVING THE

99 TO COME AFTER ME.

I'M COMING HOME TODAY WITH

YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

THAT'S THE INVITATION.

LISTEN, IF YOU'VE JUST

DONE THAT, THEN YOU HAVE A

GREAT JOURNEY AHEAD OF

YOU, A JOURNEY OF

GOODNESS, WHOLENESS.

A JOURNEY THAT IS ALL

ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE

CREATED FOR.

WE'D LOVE TO HELP YOU WITH

THAT.

THERE IS A TOLL-FREE

NUMBER YOU CAN CALL AND

JUST SAY, I'D LIKE

MATERIALS THAT WILL HELP

ME GROW IN MY NEW

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE

AND THE MATERIALS

ARE-FREE: 1-800-700-7000.

CALL AND SAY, I'D LIKE THE

"NEW DAY" PACKET.

YOUR LIFE THAS JUST BEGUN.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR

FRIENDS AT THE CHRISTIAN

FILM-MAKING MINISTRY

"MOVING WORKS," FOR THEIR

STORY.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL

GETS LIFE-SAVING SURGERY

FREE OF CHARGE.

Gordon: SERRA IS A

LITTLE GIRL WITH A WHOLE

IN HER HEART.

AND DOCTORS SAID SHE WOULD

DIE IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE

SURGERY SOON, BUT HER

PARENTS HAD NO MONEY FOR

THE OPERATION, SO THEY

PRAYED FOR HELP.

Terry: SERRA IS A

DADDY'S GIRL.

SOME MORNINGS SHE GETS UP

AT 4 a.m. JUST TO SAY

GOOD-BYE TO HIM.

I LEAVE THINKING ABOUT

MY LITTLE GIRL.

Terry: ONE DAY WHILE

THEY WERE WALKING, SERRA

SAT DOWN ON THE CURB TO

REST.

HER BREATHING WAS LABORED.

HER PARENTS WONDERED IF

SHE HAD PNEUMONIA, WHICH

HAD TAKEN THE LIFE OF HER

OLDER SISTER.

THE DOCTORS TOLD US SHE

NEEDED SURGERY, OR ELSE

SHE WILL DIE.

HE SAID IT WAS URGENT.

THE SOONER, THE BETTER.

Terry: SERRA SUFFERED

FROM A HOLE IN HER HEART,

WHICH CAUSED PROBLEMS WITH

CIRCULATION AND BREATHING.

HER FAMILY PRAYED FOR HER

TO RECOVER SINCE JULIO

COULD NOT AFFORD TO PAY

FOR SURGERY TO SAVE HER

LIFE.

I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE FIVE

CENTS TO PRAY FOR AN

OPERATION.

ONE DAY SHE FOUND ME

CRYING AND SAID, DADDY,

DON'T CRY.

I'M GOING TO BE CURED.

I CRIED AND I PRAYED THAT

MY DAUGHTER WOULDN'T DIE.

Terry: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT SERRA'S

CONDITION, WE TOOK HER TO

A HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE

RECEIVED FREE OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

NOW THAT SHE HAS

RECOVERED, SHE PLAYS WITH

HER BROTHER AND NO LONGER

STRUGGLES TO BREATHE.

THANK YOU FOR CHANGING

EVERYTHING FOR HER.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

I LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE,

WE'RE A LOT MORE THAN A TV

SHOW.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND WHEN YOU JOIN WITH US,

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF PREACHING

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE NOW HAVE 19 CENTERS

WHERE WE'RE TRAINING

CHRISTIANS HOW TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE, TO THEIR OWN

PEOPLE, THROUGH

TELEVISION.

AND A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOES INTO THAT.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF HELPING

PEOPLE.

SO YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF

IT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

CALL US NOW AND SAY, YES,

I WANT TO JOIN:

1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM EPHESIANS 5: "FOR

ONCE YOU WERE FULL OF

DARKNESS, BUT NOW YOU HAVE

LIGHT FROM THE LORD.

SO LIVE AS PEOPLE OF

LIGHT."

FOR TERRY AND ME AND FOR

ALL OF US, GOD BLESS YOU,

AND WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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