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The 700 Club - February 23, 2018

A teen with suicidal thoughts grabs a box of ammo and you won’t believe what happens next. Plus, two friends from very different backgrounds come together to preach a message of unity. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

COMING UP...THEY ARE

TWO FRIENDS FROM TWO VERY

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS.

I HAD TO WRESTLE WITH

THAT.

Gordon: AND TOGETHER

THEY'RE PREACHING A

MESSAGE OF UNITY.

WHAT STORY LINE DO YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF?

Gordon: THEIR STORY

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

BILLY GRAHAM'S BODY WILL

LIE IN HONOR IN THE U.S.

CAPITAL ROTUNDA IN

WASHINGTON NEXT WEDNESDAY

AND THURSDAY.

HE IS THE FIRST RELIGIOUS

LEADER TO EVER RECEIVE

THAT RECOGNITION.

Terry: GRAHAM'S

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD A

WEEK FROM TODAY.

JOHN JESSUP TRAVELLED TO

NORTH CAROLINA TO SEE HOW

PEOPLE ARE REMEMBERING THE

MAN WIDELY CONSIDERED ONE

OF THE GREATEST

EVANGELISTS EVER.

John: WHEN YOU FLY

INTO CHARLOTTE, EVEN

BEFORE THE FIRST WELCOME

SIGN, YOU SEE THE MARK

BILLY GRAHAM MADE ON THE

QUEEN CITY.

HIGHWAYS BEAR HIS NAME,

FLAGS FLY AT HALF-STAFF TO

SALUTE THE STATE'S REVERED

SON, AND REPORTERS FILL

THE AIRWAVES FROM THE

BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY, THE

SITE OF GRAHAM'S FUNERAL.

CREWS ARE TRANSFORMING

THIS PARKING LOT INTO A

TENT-STYLE REVIVAL, A

TRIBUTE TO HIS POPULAR

CRUSADES, ALL AGAINST THE

BACKDROP OF THE CROSS,

SIGNIFYING THE FAITH TO

WHICH HE DEDICATED HIS

ENTIRE LIFE.

AND OUR TIMES TOGETHER,

WHICH NUMBER HUNDREDS,

HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH FUN

AND LAUGHTER, WATCHING A

GOOD GAME OF GOLF OR

BASEBALL, TALKING ABOUT

FAMILY, BUT ABOVE ALL THE

SPIRITUAL DEPTH OF HIS

HEART, HIS PASSION FOR THE

GOSPEL.

Reporter: DON WILTON

SERVED AS GRAHAM'S PASTOR,

A ROLE THAT SHOULD BE

DAUNTING FOR THE MAN

DUBBED AS AMERICA'S PASTOR

AND COUNSELLOR TO THE

PRESIDENTS.

BUT HE SAID GRAHAM HAD A

TRADEMARK WAY OF MAKING IT

EASY.

ANY TIME YOU'RE WITH

HIM, AND YOU CAN ASK ANY

PERSON WHO WAS EVER

THERE -- AND I'VE SEEN ALL

OF THEM COME AND GO -- HE

ALWAYS MADE THE OTHER

PERSON FEEL LIKE THEY WERE

THE MOST IMPORTANT.

CHRIST BELONGS TO ALL

PEOPLE, HE BELONGS TO THE

WHOLE WORLD.

YOU DON'T REACH THE

WORLD BY WALKING OVER

PEOPLE.

HE CERTAINLY CARED DEEPLY

ABOUT EVERYONE HE WAS

WITH.

Reporter: PITTENGER

MET HIM IN HIS SENIOR YEAR

ON THE GOLF COURSE.

I GOT TO SERVE AS HIS

CADDIE.

Reporter: AND

AFTERWARDS, THE EVANGELIST

GAVE HIM THIS BIBLE,

SIGNED IT, AND THANKED HIM

FOR HIS HELP.

GRAHAM ALWAYS HAD A

MESSAGE TO SHARE WITH

OTHERS.

AND NOW IN DEATH, PEOPLE

FROM ALL AROUND ARE

RETURNING THE FAVOR, LIKE

HIS WOMAN FROM THE FIJI

ISLANDS.

I LOOK UP TO HIM.

Reporter: MANY

LEAVING FLOWERS, MESSAGES

OF THANKS, AND PRAYING AT

THE BILLY GRAHAM TRAINING

CENTER IN ASHVILLE.

HE GAVE ME HOPE AS A

LITTLE GIRL.

HIS MESSAGES WERE SO

SIMPLE THAT A CHILD COULD

UNDERSTAND, AND THAT CHILD

WAS ME.

Reporter: CAROLINE

DUNLAP CAME WITH HER

83-YEAR-OLD MOTHER, AND

BECAME A CHRISTIAN AT A

BILLY GRAHAM EVENT WHEN

SHE WAS 17.

WHILE PEOPLE HONOR HIS

LEGACY, PASTOR WILTON

BELIEVES PRAYER FOR

GRAHAM'S FAMILY AND THE

FUTURE IS WHAT THE

EVANGELIST WOULD SHE CHERISH

MOST.

YOU KNOW, THEY'VE LOST

THEIR DADDY, THEIR

GRANDFATHER, THEIR BEST

FRIEND.

PRAY FOR THEM.

BUT, SECONDLY, PRAY FOR

THE FURTHERANCE OF THE

GOSPEL.

THAT WOULD BE MR. GRAHAM'S

GREATEST DESIRE.

Reporter: AND NEXT

WEEK BILLY GRAHAM'S LIFE

COMES FULL CIRCLE,

RETURNING TO HIS CHILDHOOD

HOME TO BE BURIED TO HIS

LIFE-LONG LOVE, RUTH, ON

THE GROUNDS THAT HONORS

HIS NAME AND HIS MISSION,

PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST AROUND THE

WORLD.

MANY ARE DESCRIBING HIS

FUNERAL AS HIS FINAL

PUBLIC CRUSADE.

Gordon: HE WANTS

SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE ON

HIS TOMB STONE, PREACHER.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO BE

KNOWN AS.

YOU CAN SEE OUR INDEPTH

COVERAGE OF BILLY GRAHAM'S

LIFE AND LEGACY ON

cbnnews.com, INCLUDING

WHAT HE SAID ABOUT DEATH

AND HEAVEN.

> IN OTHER NEWS, A

FIRST-TIME BIBLE STUDY IN

ISRAEL IS BEING CALLED THE

FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN

NEWSROOM.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

> CHRISTIANS JOINED

ISRAELI JEWS IN THE

KNESSET THIS WEEK TO STUDY

THE WORD OF GOD.

CHRIS MITCHELL TALKED TO

THOSE INVOLVED IN THE

STUDY ABOUT ITS IMPORTANCE

AND SIGNIFICANCE.

*

Chris: RABBI AND

KNESSET MEMBER UHUDA

OFFERED THIS BIBLE STUDY.

I SHALL SING AND GIVE

PRAISE TO THE LORD.

HALLELUJAH.

HALLELUJAH.

IT IS EXCITING TO SEE

HOW THE WORDS OF THE

PROPHETS ARE REALING

COMING ALIVE.

WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD WANTING TO

COME HERE AND STUDY THE

BIBLE FROM JERUSALEM.

Chris: SOME 200 JEWS

AND CHRISTIANS ATTENDED

THE EVENT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

THAT JEWS AND NON-JEWS

CAME TOGETHER AT THE

KNESSET TO STUDY THE BIBLE

TOGETHER.

IT IS AMAZING.

THE BIBLE, THAT HAS BEEN A

SOURCE OF DIVISION BETWEEN

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

THROUGHOUT OUR LONG

HISTORY IS NOW THE SOURCE

OF UNITY BETWEEN OUR

PEOPLE.

TODAY'S STUDY IS REALLY

DEDICATED IN HONOR...

Chris: RABBI TULE

WEISS SAID IT IS

BIBLICALLY SIGNIFICANT

THAT THE EVENT HAPPENED IN

JERUSALEM.

1 ISAIAH SAYS, IN THE

END OF DAYS, ALL THE

NATIONS ARE GOING TO COME

STREAMING UP TO JERUSALEM,

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE TODAY AT

THE COMES CENTURY.

IKNESSET.

IT IS REALLY EXCITING.

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS,

THEY SAY IT IS HISTORIC,

AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

IN THE KNESSET.

FOR ME, IT IS PINCH ME

TIME.

PRAISE THE LORD, IT REALLY

IS SPECIAL.

Chris: FOR YEARS,

GLICK HAS CAMPAIGNED FOR

WIDER ACCESS TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, WHERE ONLY MUSLIMS

ARE ALLOWED TO PRAY.

THAT PUBLIC STANCE LED TO

A SHOOTING THAT SERIOUSLY

WOUNDED GLICK SEVERAL

YEARS AGO.

HE BELIEVES THE TEMPLE

MOUNT IS THE KEY TO ALL

THINGS.

ZIONISM IS THE NAME OF

THE TEMPLE MOUNT, AND

CONNECTING TO THE HOUSE OF

PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS IS

THIS EXACT THING.

Chris: DEAN BYE SAYS

THIS AS AN EXCITING TIME.

WE'RE LIVING IN AN

AMAZING HOUR.

IT IS HUMBLING, AND I PRAY

THE LORD WILL GRANT MANY

MORE CHRISTIANS TO HAVE

THIS EXPERIENCE TO BE ABLE

TO GO BACK INTO THE

NATIONS AS AMBASSADORS.

TO BE ABLE TO LET THEM

KNOW WE'RE LIVING IN

PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING

TIME SINCE THE

RESURRECTION OF JESUS

CHRIST.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: THANKS, CHRIS.

THAT'S GREAT TO SEE.

> DID YOU KNOW YOUR TAX

DOLLARS ARE INDIRECTLY

GOING TO PAY PALESTINIAN

TERRORISTS WHO HAVE

MURDERED ISRAELI JEWS?

LAWMAKERS ON BETH SIDE BOTH SIDES OF

THE AISLE IN WASHINGTON

SAY THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH

AND THEY'RE READY TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

Jennifer: "THE TAYLOR

FORCE ACT" IS EXPECTEDED

TO BE VOTED ON IN THE

SENATE NEXT WEEK.

IT CUTS U.S. FUNDING FOR

THE PALESTINIAN UNLESS HIS

STOPS HIS PAY TO SLAY.

THE BILL MOVING THROUGH

CONGRESS IS NAMED FOR

TAYLOR FORCE, AN AMERICAN

COMBAT VETERAN MURDERED

WHILE VISITING ISRAEL.

THE TERRORIST WHO BRUTALLY

STABBED HIM WAS KILLED BY

POLICE, BUT THE P.A.

PRAISED HIM, AND HIS

FAMILY IS NOW SET FOR

LIFE.

IT IS A CHILLING PRACTICE

THAT AMERICAN LAWMAKERS

SAY MUST STOP.

AS SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM

SAID.

IT BOTHERS ME GREATLY

THAT THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY WOULD BE PAYING

ITS YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME

TERRORISTS.

HAVING SAID THAT, I STAND

READY TO WORK WITH THE

PALESTINIAN, BUT THE

TAYLOR FORCE ACT HAS TO BE

DEALT WITH AS A CONDITION

TOFOR ME.

Reporter: THERE IS A

CONFLICT OVER MILLIONS FOR

THE U.N. AGENCY THAT DEALS

WITH PALESTINIAN REFUGEES.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE

WOULD CUT FUNDING IF P.A.

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

DOESN'T RETURN TO THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE, AND HE

HAS FOLLOWED THROUGH

SLASHING $64 MILLION FROM

THE PROGRAM.

THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED

NEARLY 70 YEARS AGO TO

HELP POVERTY-STRICKEN

PALESTINIAN.

BUT CRITICS SAY

PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

SHOULDN'T STILL EXIST

AFTER SEVERAL DECADES.

ABBAS HAS ESSENTIALLY

THREATENED MORE TERRORISM

AT THE U.N. THIS WEEK IF

THE U.S. DIDN'T RESTORE

THAT FUNDING.

AND ABBAS' PROMISE NOT TO

MEET WITH U.S. PEACE

NEGOTIATORS UNTIL THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

REVERSES ITS DECISION TO

MOVE THE EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM.

NIKKI HALEY SAYS THAT

WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.

SHE ALSO SENT ANOTHER

MESSAGE AT THE U.N.,

RESPONDING TO A P.A.

STATEMENT THAT PALESTINIAN

LIGHTERLEADERS ARE NOT THE

PROBLEM IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

I WILL DECLINE THE

ADVICE GIVEN BY YOUR TOP

NEGOTIATOR.

I WILL NOT SHUT UP.

RATHER, I WILL

RESPECTFULLY SPEAK SOME

HARD TRUTHS.

Reporter: TENSIONS

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY WILL

LIKELY REMAIN HIGH, AS THE

SENATE TAKES UP "THE

TAYLOR FORCE ACT" NEXT

WEEK.

IT IS EXPECTED TO PASS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Wendy: GORDON, I KNOW

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE

BEEN WANTING TO SEE HAPPEN

FOR A LONG TIME.

Gordon: A VERY LONG

TIME.

YOU GO BACK TO THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, AND I

ASKED THE QUESTION WAS THE

UNITED STATES VIOLATING

THE BUSH DOCTRINE.

TO BRING TO REMEMBRANCE,

IT WAS THAT WE CAN'T

SUPPORT ANY GOVERNMENT

THAT HAS ITS TAX DOLLARS

AS A STATE SUPPORT FOR

TERRORISM.

AND BECAUSE THE U.S. WAS

DIRECTING FUNDING THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND

DIRECTLY FUNDING THEIR

PAYMENTS TO THESE

TERRORISTS, WERE WE IN

VIOLATION OF THAT?

AND FINALLY WE'RE HEARING

THAT THE SENATE IS GOING

TO TAKE UP THIS BILL, AND

HAVE AN UP AND DOWN VOTE

ON "THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT."

ALL WE NEED IS THE SENATE

TO PASS IT, AND THEN

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

ALREADY SAID HE'LL SIGN IT

INTO LAW.

SO LET'S GET THIS TO

HAPPEN.

LET'S STOP OUR TAX DOLLARS

GOING TO PAY FOR TERRORISM

AGAINST ISRAEL.

AND HERE IS A NUMBER FOR

YOU, IT IS THE CAPITOL

HILL SWITCHBOARD,

202-224-2131.

MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT BOTH

OF YOUR U.S. SENATORS.

EVERY STATE HAS TWO, SO

CONTACT BOTH OF THEM.

LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL

ABOUT THE PASSAGE OF "THE

TAYLOR FORCE ACT."

IT IS TIME TO STOP PAY TO

SLEIGH.

IT ISLAY.

IT IS TIME TO STOP U.S.

TAX DOLLARS GOING TO U.S.

TERRORISM.

WE NEED TO GET THIS

PASSED.

WHAT A NEW DAY IN ISRAEL,

TO HAVE THIS YEAR THE

RECOGNITION -- LAST YEAR

THE RECOGNITION OF

JERUSALEM.

AND NOW LOOKING AT HOW DO

WE END THE FICTION OF

PALESTINIAN REFUGEES?

HOW DO WE STOP THAT?

AND CAN WE STOP THE PAY TO

SLAY PROGRAM?

IT WILL BE A NEW DAY FOR

ISRAEL.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, TWO

FRIENDS DISCOVER A

SHOCKING SECRET ABOUT THE

HISTORY OF THEIR FAMILIES

AFTER LEARNING THAT THE

ANCESTORS OF ONE USED TO

BE THE SLAVES TO THE

OTHER.

I HAD TO WRESTLE WITH

THAT.

I HAD TO FORGIVE FROM MY

HEART MATT'S FAMILY FOR

OWNING MY FAMILY.

THERE IS A REAL PAIN

GENERATIONALLY.

IT NOW HAD A FACE, AND IT

WAS A FACE THAT I LOVE.

Terry: HEAR THEIR

MESSAGE OF RECONCILIATION.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: THERE IS NO

SECRET THAT AMERICA IS

STILL DIVIDED ALONG RACIAL

LINES.

SO TWO MINISTERS FROM TWO

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS ARE

WORKING TOGETHER.

AND THEY HOPE THEY CAN

SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE OF

UNITY, AND THEY'RE ALSO

CALLING ON THE CHUM CHURCH TO

LEAD THE NATION TOWARDS

HEALING.

AMBER C. STRONG HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA, THE

WORLD'S GREAT MELTING POT.

EACH PERSON ARRIVING TO

THIS COUNTRY WITH A UNIQUE

FAMILY HISTORY.

YET, WITH ALL OF THAT

DIVERSITIY, WE'RE OFTEN

MORE CONNECTED THAN YOU

MIGHT IMAGINE.

MATTHEW LOCKET IS THE

GREAT GRANDCHILD OF

FARMERS AND A PROLIFE

ADVOCATE.

MY DAD WOULD MAKE A

JOKE OUT OF IT.

Reporter: WILL FORD

IS A DESCENDENT OF SLAVES.

HE TRAVELS THE COUNTRY

SHARING A MESSAGE OF

RACIAL HEALING.

THEY DIDN'T THINK THEY

WOULD SEE FREEDOM DURING

THEIR TIME, SO THEY PRAYED

FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE

NEXT GENERATION.

Reporter: AND THEIR

WORLDS COLLIDED.

I SHOW UP AT THE

LINCOLN MEMORIAL, AND I

DON'T KNOW WHY I'M THERE.

I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW MUCH

ABOUT PRAYER.

BUT THAT WAS THE FIRST

PLACE THAT WILL AND I CAME

TOGETHER.

Reporter: THEY

ATTENDED A CHURCH SERVICE

LATER THAT NIGHT.

THAT'S WHERE FORD SHARED

THE STORY OF HIS

ANCESTOR'S PRAYER KETTLE,

A POT USED BY SLAVES TO

MUFFLE THEIR VOICES DURING

SECRET PRAYER MEETINGS.

THAT LET TO A DEEPER

CONVERSATION, WHICH

RESULTED IN A FRIENDSHIP

AND UNEXPECTED

PARTNERSHIP.

WE STARTED RUNNING

AROUND THE COUNTRY DOING

PRAYER MEETINGS.

AND THEY SAID, IF I

HEARD THE VOICES OF THE

SILENT VOICES WITH THE

KETTLE POT, HOW MUCH MORE

DID I HEAR THE VOICES OF

THE UNBORN BABIES.

Reporter: BUT THE

STORY DOESN'T END THERE.

LOCKET SAID THERE WAS

SOMETHING ABOUT THAT FIRST

MEETING HE FIRST COULDN'T

SHAKE.

HE SHARED THE PART OF

THE STORY THAT SHOCKED ME,

THAT THIS KETTLE HAD BEEN

HANDED DOWN TO HARRIOT

LOCKET.

Reporter: YEARS OF

RESEARCH LED THEM TO A

STUNNING DISCOVERY.

MY OLDEST KNOWN FAMILY

MEMBER WAS A MAN NAMED

ISAAC LOCKET.

AND AFTER DOING FOUR

MONTHS OF RESEARCH AND

ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR OF

RESEARCH, WE'VE LEARNED

THROUGH EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

THAT MATT'S FAMILY IS THE

FAMILY THAT OWNED MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: AND THAT

REVELATION LED TO SOME

DIFFICULT SO SEARCHING.

MATT'S FAMILY OWNED MY

FAMILY AND I HAD TO

WRESTLE WITH THAT.

BECAUSE WE HAVE STORIES

PASSED DOWN ABOUT SLAVES

THAT WERE BEATEN TO DEATH

SIMPLY FOR HAVING GONE

FISHING.

I HAD TO FORGIVE MATT'S

FAMILY FOR OWNING MY

FAMILY.

THERE ARE MANY TIMES,

PARTICULARLY WITH WHITE

AMERICA -- THERE CAN BE AN

ATTITUDE THAT WHEN THESE

ISSUES ARE DISCUSSED, AND

THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY,

THE LINGERING PAIN OF THAT

TO THIS DAY, THERE CAN BE

A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE THAT

JUST KIND OF DISMISSES IT

AND SAYS, LOOK, YOU

WEREN'T THERE, I WASN'T

THERE, GET OVER IT.

THERE IS A VERY REAL

LINGERING PAIN ASSOCIATED

WITH IT GENERATIONALLY,

AND NOW THAT PAIN HAD A

FACE, AND IT WAS A FACE

THAT I LOVE.

Reporter: THAT

DISCOVERY COULD HAVE TORN

THEM APART AND ENDED THEIR

MINISTRY.

INSTEAD, IT STRENGTHENED

THEIR RESOLVE.

GOD IS USING A UNITED

CHURCH TO HEAL A DIVIDED

NATION.

Reporter: LOCKET AND

FORD SAY EVERY PART OF

THEIR STORY, EVEN THE

TOUGH PARTS, ARE BY

DESIGN.

THEY SAY THERE ARE NO

COINCIDENCES, EVEN DOWN TO

THE LOCATION OF THAT FIRST

MEETING.

FROM THE FORMER SLAVES

AND THE SONS OF FORMER

SLAVE OWNERS, WILL THEY BE

ABLE TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER

AT THE TABLE OF

BROTHERHOOD?

Reporter: IT WAS

HERE, ALMOST 55 YEARS AGO,

THAT DR DR. DR. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KIN G,

JR. SHARED HIS "I HAVE A

DREAM" SPEECH.

Reporter: TWO MEN

SHARING A COMMON MISSION

OF UNITY, LIFE, AND

HEALING.

AMBER C. STRONG, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: IT IS A

MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US.

WHAT LOCKET AND FORD ARE

DOING, THEY'RE FORGING A

NEW FUTURE.

AND JUST AS THE DIVISIONS

WERE ALL FORGED, FORGED IN

BLOOD, CAN WE FORGE

TOGETHER AND FORGE

TOGETHER IN LOVE AND BUILD

A FUTURE FOR AMERICA?

THE SOLUTION FOR THE

RACIAL DIVIDE IN AMERICA,

IT'S QUITE CLEARLY IN THE

CHURCH.

FOR ONLY IN THE CHURCH DO

YOU FIND A FELLOWSHIP,

WHERE THERE IS NEITHER JEW

NOR GREEK, MALE NOR

FEMALE, SLAVE NOR FREE,

FOR WE ARE ALL ONE IN

CHRIST.

TERRY?

Terry: IT BRINGS TO

MIND THE SCRIPTURE FOR

THOSE TWO, WHO KNOWS THAT

YOU HAVE COME TO THE

KINGDOM FOR A TIME SUCH AS

THIS.

> COMING UP, A SUICIDAL

ADDICT, WHO WAS HOLD UP IN

HIS PARENTS' BEDROOM WITH

A GUN TO HIS HEAD, AND

POLICE BANGING AT THE

DOOR.

I HAD DAILY THOUGHTS OF

SUICIDE.

I HAD NO FRIENDS BECAUSE I

HAD DRIVEN MOST OF THEM

AWAY.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO BE A

PART OF LIFE.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

SAVED HIS LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: ROBERT

McDANIEL HAS THE LIFE HE

ALWAYS WANTED.

HE HAS A WIFE, A CHILD,

AND A CAREER THAT ALLOWS

HIM TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND SURF THE WAVES.

WELL, ROBERT IS QUICK TO

SAY HE IS FORTUNATE TO BE

IN THIS POSITION BECAUSE

HE ALMOST ENDED HIS LIFE

BEFORE IT REALLY BEGAN.

ONCE YOU CATCH YOUR

FIRST WAVE, YOU KNOW YOU

FALL IN LOVE WITH IT.

I THINK EVERYBODY WHO HAS

EVER CAUGHT A WAVE, I

DON'T THINK YOU CAN HELP

BUT FALL IN LOVE WITH IT.

THE TRAVELLING, THE

ADVENTURE -- SURFERS GO TO

CRAZY PLACES TO SEEK OUT

WAVES AND HAVE CRAZY

ADVENTURES FROM IT.

AND I LIKED ALL OF THAT.

Reporter: WHEN ROBERT

McDANIEL DISCOVERED

SURFING IN HIS EARLY

TEENS, IT WAS A BRIGHT

SPOT IN A LIFE THAT WAS

OTHERWISE DARK AND EMPTY.

I WAS INSECURE.

I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN

MYSELF.

I DIDN'T THINK THAT I HAD

VALUE.

WHAT IS THIS LIFE ALL

ABOUT?

WITHOUT A BELIEF IN GOD, I

COULDN'T ANSWER THAT

QUESTION.

I COULDN'T ANSWER WHAT'S

MY PURPOSE IN LIFE.

Reporter:

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

GAVE HIM A SHORT-TERM

ESCAPE FROM HIS THOUGHTS,

BUT IT CAME AT A HIGH

COST.

WHEN I GOT INTO DRUGS,

I STOPPED SURFING.

I STOPPED ALL WATER SPORTS

AND SKATEBOARDING -- ALL

OF THESE EXTREME SPORTS

THAT I LOVE.

I WAS GOING FROM DR. TO

DOCTOR, BEING STRIPPED.

ON SOME DAYS, I WOULD END

UP TAKING 60 PILLS WITHIN

A DAY, AND NOT EVEN END UP

BEING IN THE HOSPITAL FROM

THAT.

IT TURNED INTO OTHER

DRUGS, COCAINE AND SOME

STREET DRUGS.

I HAD DAILY THOUGHTS OF

SUICIDE.

I HAD NO FRIENDS BECAUSE I

HAD DRIVEN MOST OF THEM

AWAY.

Reporter: ROBERT'S

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

EVENTUALLY BECAME SUICIDE

ATTEMPTS.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO

BE A PART OF LIFE.

I WENT TO MY MOM'S HOUSE.

I KNEW MY DAD HAD GUNS IN

HIS CLOSET.

MY MOM WAS THERE, AND SHE

KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING

ON.

BUT I HAD LOCKED THEIR

BEDROOM DOOR AFTER I WENT

IN.

SO SHE IMMEDIATELY CALLED

THE COPS.

AND I WALKED INTO MY DAD'S

CLOSET, GRABBED ONE OF HIS

GUNS, AND WAS LOOKING FOR

THE AMMUNITION.

HE HAD A BOX OF AMMO.

WHEN I FOUND SOME, ABOUT

THE SAME TIME THREE OR

FOUR POLICE OFFICERS BROKE

DOWN THE DOOR OF THE

CLOSET, AND I HAD A GUN TO

MY HEAD.

AND THEN ONE OF THEM SHOT

A RUBBER BULLET, HITTING

MY HAND, KNOCKING THE GUN

OUT OF MY HAND.

AND THAT FOLLOWED WITH ME

GETTING PUT IN A

BEHAVIORAL CORRECTIONAL

FACILITY FOR TWO WEEKS.

AS THE DRUGS LEFT MY

SYSTEM, I FELT MORE AND

MORE THAT THIS WAS NOT THE

LIFE THAT I WANT.

BUT I STILL DIDN'T KNOW

THE LIFE I WANTED.

Reporter: SOON AFTER,

ROBERT MET FOR COFFEE WITH

AN OLD FRIEND WHO IS

CHRISTIAN.

I REMEMBER TELLING HIM,

I DON'T THINK I CAN

CHANGE.

I DON'T THINK I CAN STOP

DOING WHAT I'M DOING.

AND HE CHALLENGED ME.

HE SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO

GIVE GOD PERMISSION TO RUN

IN YOUR LIFE.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WRITE

DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER A

CONTRACT WITH GOD, JUST

TELLING HIM, GOD, I GIVE

YOU PERMISSION TO WORK IN

MY LIFE, TO CHANGE MY

LIFE.

SO I DID THAT.

Reporter: DESPERATE

TO HEAR FROM GOD, HE

OPENED A BIBLE TO ISAIAH

AND BEGAN READING AS HE

ENTERED HIS HOUSE.

I WAS IN TEARS BECAUSE

I WAS WANTING SO BADLY FOR

GOD TO INTERVENE IN MY

LIFE.

AND I CLOSED THE DOOR,

SIMULTANEOUSLY READING

THIS VERSE THAT SAID,

CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND YOU.

I KNEW THE BIBLE IS A BIG

BOOK.

AND OF ALL OF THE

SCRIPTURE WAS READING, I

WAS READING CLOSE THE

DOOR.

AND I BROKE DOWN IN TEARS

BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF ALL

OF THE BAD THINGS I HAD

DONE IN MY LIFE, ALL OF

THE PEOPLE I STOLE FROM.

THE LYING WAS SUCH A DAILY

PART OF MY LIFE BECAUSE I

DIDN'T WANT TO TELL PEOPLE

THAT I WAS A DRUG ADDICT

AND I HAD THESE ISSUES.

SO I BECAME KIND OF A

COMPULSIVE LIAR.

AND I JUST BROKE DOWN,

RIGHT THERE IN MY

APARTMENT, ON THE FLOOR,

CRYING AND WEEPING.

I FELT LIKE GOD MET ME

VERY POWERFULLY.

AND I REMEMBER JUST

THINKING, THIS BOOK IS

REAL.

EVERYTHING I READ, I HAD

THESE NEW EYES.

AS I WAS READING, I WAS,

LIKE, THIS BOOK IS TELLING

ME HOW TO LIVE.

THIS IS THE KEY TO LIFE.

IT CHANGED THE TRAJECTORY

IN MY LIFE.

I WAS ON A DEAD-END ROAD,

AND I WAS GOING NOWHERE,

AND HERE THIS GUY

INTRODUCES GOD TO ME.

AND GOD HAS CHANGED MY

LIFE.

SO THAT MOMENT IS ALWAYS

GOING TO MAKE ME

EMOTIONAL.

I FOUND FREEDOM.

I FOUND HOPE.

MY LIFE HAS BEEN RENEWED.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I HAD A

PURPOSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE

TELLS US WE'RE TO BEAR

FRUIT.

AND THAT BECAME MY LIFE'S

MISSION.

THAT BECAME MY GOAL.

AND I HAD A GOD THAT I WAS

IN LOVE WITH THAT I WANTED

TO BEAR FRUIT FOR, THAT I

WANTED TO BE DOING GOOD

WORKS FOR.

I JUST WATCHED GOD CHANGE

ME IN ALMOST EVERY WAY YOU

CAN THINK OF.

Reporter: IN 2007,

ROBERT SOLD EVERYTHING HE

OWNED AND JOINED "SURFING

A NATION," A HUMANITARIAN

MISSIONS GROUP BASED IN

HAWAII.

AFTER I HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, AND I JOINED

"SURFING A NATION," I

THOUGHT EVERYTHING IN MY

LIFE IS BEING.

I THOUGHT, GOD HAS GIVEN

ME THE DESIRES OF MY HEART

TO SURF AND TO TRAVEL THE

WORLD, SOMETHING I WANTED

AS A KID.

I FEEL LIKE HE DOES THAT A

LOT WITH PEOPLE.

WHEN THEY SUBMIT TO HIM,

HE GIVES YOU YOUR DREAMS

BACK IN WAYS THAT YOU

DON'T EXPECT OR CAN'T EVEN

IMAGINE.

NOW I'M COUNSELLING PEOPLE

THAT HAVE DEALT WITH DRUG

ISSUES.

I'M WORKING WITH YOUNG

KIDS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AND KIND OF HELPING THEM

GROW IN WAYS THAT I'VE

SEEN GOD GROW ME.

Reporter: THE

EMPTINESS HE ENDURED FOR

SO LONG HAS BEEN

FULFILLED, HAS ROB PUT HIS

LIFE IN GOD'S HANDS.

I HAVE A FAMILY -- I

HAVE A WIFE AND A SON AND

A JOB THAT I LOVE.

GIVE GOD PERMISSION TO

WORK IN YOUR LIFE BECAUSE

THAT'S WHERE IT STARTS.

YOU'VE GOT TO ALLOW GOD TO

BEED GOD.

IBE GOD.

IN THE END, GOD CAN

FULFILL THAT VOID FOR YOU.

Gordon: BUT WHAT DOES

IT TAKE?

IT TAKES YOU GIVING HIM

PERMISSION.

NOW, ROB WENT THROUGH A

LOT, BUT GOD STILL LOVED

HIM AND GOD STILL LOVES

YOU, NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

ROB LIED AND STOLE IN

ORDER TO FEED HIS HABIT.

HE GOT SO USED TO LIVING

THAT WAY, HE COULDN'T SEE

A WAY OUT.

HE COULDN'T SEE A WAY OUT

OF THAT DARKNESS.

SO HE DECIDED TO LOCK

HIMSELF INTO A CLOSET AND

END IT.

BUT GOD CAME TO HIM.

AND HE'LL COME TO YOU,

TOO.

HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE.

WE WERE MADE FOR A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT

MEANS UNTIL WE HAVE IT.

AND THEN W WHEN WE HAVE IT,

IT MEANS EVERYTHING.

AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOU

WERE CREATED, THE WHOLE

PURPOSE OF IT.

AND THEN HE ADDS TO IT.

HE SAYS, I'LL GIVE YOU THE

DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.

FOR ROB IT WAS TRAVELLING

THE WORLD AND SURFING AND

THAT CHILDHOOD DREAM HE

HAD.

AND HE HAS PUT THOSE

THINGS IN US FOR A

PURPOSE, SO HE CAN FULFILL

IT.

AND HE WANTS TO DO THAT

FOR YOU YOU.

HE WANTS TO BRING YOU

LIFE, LIFE MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

THAT'S THE PROMISE THAT

JESUS HAS.

AND IT'S FOR EVERYONE.

THERE IS NO ONE WHO IS

LEFT OUT.

HE WANTS EVERYONE TO HAVE

THAT ABUNDANT LIFE.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT,

WILL YOU GIVE GOD

PERMISSION?

WILL YOU SAY, GOD, NOT MY

WAY ANYMORE BUT YOUR WAY,

YOUR WILL, YOUR DESTINY

FOR ME, YOUR PLAN.

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

HE'LL COME TO YOU.

SO IF YOU WANT IT, BOW

YOUR HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET GOD DO ALL

OF THE REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO

COME INTO MY LIFE.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THINGS

MY WAY.

I WANT THEM TO BE YOUR

WAY.

SO, JESUS, FORGIVE ME OF

THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

SET ME FREE FROM ANYTHING

THAT HAS A HOLD OF ME.

I WANT TO LIVE AND I WANT

THE ABUNDANT LIFE THAT YOU

HAVE FOR ME.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER, ANSWER

MY PRAYER, COME INTO MY

HEART FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE, YOUR

FORGIVENESS, AND YOUR

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

FILL THEM TO OVER FLOWING.

LET THEM KNOW THAT RIGHT

NOW YOU HAVE COME TO THEM

AND HAVE ANSWERED THEIR

PRAYER.

I ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING I

WANT YOU TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A PHONE

CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU GOD

LOVES YOU, AND WE LOVE

YOU, TOO.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE

GOT A FREE PACKET FOR YOU.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY,"

AND THERE IS A C.D.

TEACHING OF HOW TO LIVE

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

IT IS ALL FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

DO IT NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, INSIDE THE ONLINE

COMMUNITY WHERE CHILDREN

GO ON ADVENTURES AND LEARN

LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE

ALONG THE WAY.

HEAR FROM THE CREATOR OF "

"LIFE GLIDERS," WHEN WE

COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO

WAS ON CAMPUS DURING THE

HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING LAST

WEEK HAS RESIGNED.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWED

THAT SCOTT PETERSON NEVER

ENTERED THE BUILDING, EVEN

THOUGH HE KNEW THE

SHOOTING WAS UNDER WAY.

HE SAYS HE WAS SICK TO HIS

STOMACH THAT PETERSON DID

NOT ACT.

HE SAYS PETERSON SHOULD

HAVE GONE INTO THE

BUILDING AND, QUOTE,

"KILLED THE KILLER."

> IN HAITI, A REMOTE

VILLAGE HAS CLEAN DRING DRINKING

WATER THANKS TO CBN.

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

TEAM CROSSED SEVERAL

RIVERS JUST TO GET TO THE

RESIDENTS.

MANY OF THEM WERE

SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA AND

HAD NO CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

O.B. PROVIDED HAND-HELD

CHLORINE GENERATORS TO

PURIFY THEIR WATERS.

AND THIS MONTH THEY

RETURNED TO CHECK ON THEIR

PROGRESS.

AND THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM

MORE CHLORINE, SOLAR

LANTERNS, AND SOCCER BALLS

FOR THE KIDS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF TODAY'S

"700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: RESEARCH SHOWS

THAT CHILDREN SPEND AN

AVERAGE OF 20 MINUTES A

DAY WITH THEIR PARENTS,

AND FIVE HOURS A DAY GLUED

TO THEIR DEVICES.

THAT'S WHY A FORMER YOUTH

PASTOR NAMED ZACH FAY

CREATED THE ONLINE

PLATFORM "LIFE GLIDERS,"

WHERE KIDS CAN HAVE FUN

AND LEARN IMPORTANT LIFE

LESSONS AS WELL.

TAKE A LOOK.

*

Reporter: "LIFE

GLIDERS" IS A DIGITAL

WORLD OF CHRISTIAN FAITH,

FUN, AND GAMES.

IT ENCOURAGES BIBLE FAITH,

POSITIVE VALUES, AND

MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS

AMONG KIDS AND FAMILIES.

BY OFFERING FUN GAME PLAY,

WHOLESOME, UPLIFTING

CONTENT, AND A SAFE ONLINE

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE ON

COMPUTERS, TABLETS, AND

SMARTPHONES.

"LIFE GLIDERS" SUPPORTS

THE GOALS OF YOU AND YOUR

CHURCH.

INVEST IN THE FAITH AND

VALUES OF THE NEXT

GENERATION, AND GIVE KIDS

DIGITAL PLAY TIME WITH A

POWERFUL PURPOSE: WHERE

FAITH AND FUN COME

TOGETHER.

Terry: WELL, ZACH FAY

IS HERE WITH US NOW.

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WHEN A YOUNG

PERSON PLAYS "LIFE

GLIDERS," WHAT IS THE GAME

LIKE?

IT IS INTERACTIVE

ACTIVITIES THAT ARE FUN

FOR THEM, BUT ALSO ARE

ENCOURAGING FAITH, VALUES,

AND CONVERSATIONS WITH THE

PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM

THE MOST.

Terry: WHAT MADE YOU

PURSUE THIS, ZACH?

WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME

FROM?

FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T

FULLY EXPLAIN, I HAD BEEN

BURDENED BY A QUESTION.

AND THAT QUESTION WAS:

HOW CAN WE IN A CULTURALLY

RELEVANT AND POTENTIALLY

GLOBAL WAY IMPACT KIDS

DURING WHAT THE RESEARCH

SAYS ARE THE MOST CRITICAL

YEARS, WHICH ARE BEFORE

THE TEENAGED YEARS.

THE RESEARCH SAYS IF WE

HAVEN'T ACCEPTED CHRIST BY

THE AGE OF 13, THERE IS AN

85% CHANCE WE NEVER

WILL --

Terry: WOW, 85%.

THAT'S WHAT THE

RESEARCH SAYS, AND WE HOPE

THAT IS NOT TRUE.

AND WE KNOW GOD CAN REACH

SOMEONE AT ANY AGE.

BUT WE NEED TO ENGAGE IN

STRATEGIES THAT ARE

IMPACTING KIDS BEFORE

THEY'RE TEENAGERS.

Terry: AND YOU WANT

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE

ENGAGING IN THIS TO HAVE

STRATEGIC FUN.

UH-HUH.

Terry: SO YOU

ACTUALLY HAVE FOUR

COMPONENTS THAT ARE A PART

OF THIS.

YES.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT THOSE FOUR

THINGS.

EXACTLY.

IT WAS CREATED TO BE FUN

FOR KIDS, BUT EMBEDDED

INTO "LIFE GLIDERS," ARE

ACTIVITIES AND STORIES AND

A GAME WORLD THAT DOES,

NUMBER ONE, TEACHES A

BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW, AND

ANSWERS LIFE'S MOST

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

THROUGH THE SCRIPTURE.

NUMBER TWO, IT ENCOURAGES

PRAYER AND REFLECTION, SO

KIDS CAN GROW IN THEIR

FAITH ON THEIR OWN AT

SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE YEARS

OLD.

NUMBER THREE, GIVE KIDS A

VISION FOR REAL WORLD

SERVICE.

THE TAG LINE IS, "YOU WERE

MADE TO SHINE."

YOU WERE MADE TO IMPACT

THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

AND NUMBER FOUR, AND

PROBABLY THE MOST

IMPORTANT, CREATE

CATALYSTS FOR MEANINGFUL

CONVERSATIONS AT THE

DINNER TABLE, BEFORE BED,

OR DURING THE CAR RIDE

HOME FROM SCHOOL.

SO SEEDS OF HOPE AND TRUTH

ARE BEING PLANTED IN KIDS

HEARTS DURING THESE

FORMATIVE YEARS.

Terry: SO PARENTS ARE

MEANT TO TAKE THIS AS A

TOOL AND ACTIVELY ENGAGE

WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN

CONVERSATION AND IN

DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT

THEY'RE DOING, AND SITTING

DOWN WITH THEM.

ABSOLUTELY.

THE KIDS ARE PLAYING IN

THE GAME WORLD, BUT WE

SEND THE PARENTS A WEEKLY

E-MAIL WITH THE THEMES AND

THE LESSONS AND THE GAMES,

INCLUDING A THEME VERSE.

AND WE ALSO OFFER

CONVERSATION STARTERS TO

THE PARENTS.

THEY WANT TO LOOK OVER

THEIR KIDS' SHOULDERS AND

KNOW THEY'RE PLAYING

SOMETHING SAFE, AND E WE WE

WANT TO EQUIP MOMS AND

DADS AND GRANDMAS AND

GRANDPAS TO HAVE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE

KIDS.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT YOUR OWN BACKGROUND.

YOU KNEW THE FOUR

COMPONENTSWANTED TO PUT IN

THIS.

YOU WANTED TO

PUT IN THIS.

WHERE DID ALL OF THAT COME

FROM?

I MET CHRIST THROUGH MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY DAD.

MY DAD PUT ME TO BED EVERY

NIGHT.

Terry: DO YOU KNOW

HOW UNIQUE YOU ARE?

THAT'S THE THING.

I REALIZED AS A FORMER

YOUTH PASTOR THAT PARENTS

ARE LOOKING FOR TOOLS TO

IMPART FAITH AND VALUES

INTO THEIR KIDS.

I THINK WE ALL HAVE AN

AFFINITY TOWARDS WHATEVER

IT IS THE LORD USES TO

BRING US TO HIM.

AND FOR ME, IT WAS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY DAD,

BEING PUT TO BED EVERY

NIGHT.

AND THE GOAL OF "LIFE

GLIDERS" IS TO REDEEM THE

QUALITY TIME IN THE HOME,

REALLY WHEN A KID'S HEART

IS OPEN --

Terry: WHEN

EVERYTHING ELSE QUIETS

DOWN?

EXACTLY.

Terry: I THINK AS A

YOUTH PASTOR, TOO, GOD

MUST HAVE USED YOUR ROLE

IN THAT AREA TO DEFINE

THOSE FOUR CORE PRINCIPLES

THAT YOU WANTED TO BE A

PART OF THIS.

DID YOU, AS A YOUTH

PASTOR, SEE A LOT OF KIDS,

EVEN IN THE CHURCH, WHO

WERE JUST KIND OF

WANDERING THROUGH LIFE?

EXACTLY.

IN FACT, THE RESEARCH SAYS

THAT EVEN THE CHURCHED

TEENAGERS TODAY ARE

GROWING UP WITH LITTLE

SENSE OF PURPOSE.

AND EVEN WITHOUT A TRUE

UNDERSTANDING THAT THE

BIBLE IS RELEVANT TO THEIR

LIVES.

AND SO AS A YOUTH PASTOR,

I SPENT, LIKE I SAID,

COUNTLESS HOURS WITH KIDS.

AND I FELT LIKE I WAS

PUTTING OUT A LOT OF FIRES

RATHER THAN BUILDING

LEADERS.

THE CHURCH ONLY HAS ONE TO

TWO HOURS A WEEK.

KIDS ARE SPENDING OVER 40

HOURS A WEEK IN FRONT OF

SCREENS.

IT'S CRAZY.

Terry: YES.

SO WE WANT TO REDEEM

THAT AND WE WANT TO

SUPPORT THE CHURCH,

SUPPORT FAMILIES, AND

OFFER SOMETHING BETWEEN

MONDAY AND SATURDAY THAT

CAN SUPPORT DISCIPLESHIP

IN THE HOME.

Terry: I THINK FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY, TOO,

SOMETIMES WE GET SO BUSY

AS THE ADULTS IN THEIR

LIVES THAT WE FEEL LIKE

JUST CARING FOR THEM, YOU

KNOW, IS ANSWERING NEEDS.

BUT THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT

WE'RE LISTENING TO THEM.

THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT IS A

CONVERSATION GENERATOR.

THAT'S A GREAT WAY OF

PUTTING IT.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO COME AWAY

FROM WHO ARE INVESTING IN

USING "LIFE GLIDERS" IN

THEIR LIVES?

GO TO LIFE

LIFEGLIDERS.COM.

WE WANT IT TO BE ONE OF

THE MANY TOOLS THAT

SUPPORTS THAT.

Terry: AND YOU'VE GOT

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS?

WE DO.

THEY GET WEEKLY LETTERS --

Terry: IT IS LIKE A

WEEKLY REMINDER TO GET OUT

THERE.

YES.

WE DON'T FORCE IT ON THEM.

BUT "LIFE GLIDERS" OFFERS

A SAFE, POSITIVE

ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE THE

DIGITAL WORLD IS CRAZY.

AND WE HAVE OTHER FAMILIES

WHO USE THE DEVOTIONAL

VIDEOS AT BEDTIME.

THEY USE IT TO SPARK

CONVERSATION, AND TO YOUR

POINT, LISTEN TO THEIR

KIDS' HEARTS AND MINDS.

Terry: WE'RE NOT

GOING TO EVER KEEP THEM

FROM THIS WHOLE DIGITAL

WORLD THAT IS AROUND US,

BUT WE SURE CAN HAVE AN

IMPACT ON THEM BY

CONTROLLING WHAT

INFORMATION THEY'RE

EXPOSED TO.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION, GO TO

cbn.com THERE IS LOTS OF

GOOD MATERIAL HERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Terry: COMING UP,

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS, PLUS

HEAR HOW THE PRAYER OF ONE

BOY CHANGED TWO LIVES,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: WELL, ONE OF

OUR GOALS AT CBN IS TO

TAKE "SUPERBOOK" AROUND

THE WORLD.

AFTER WE SHOWED THE SERIES

IN ECUADOR, ONE BOY GAVE

HIS LIFE TO CHRIST, AND IT

ANSWERED THE PRAYERS OF

HIS FATHER AS WELL.

Reporter: DERRICK

STRUGGLED AFTER HIS MOM

REMARRIED.

HE MADE THINGS AS

DIFFICULT AS POSSIBLE FOR

HIS STEPDAD, RAYMOND.

I THOUGHT MY MOM LOVED

HIM MORE THAN SHE LOVED

ME.

I NEVER OBEYED HIM BECAUSE

I DIDN'T WANT HIM THERE.

HE SAID, I DON'T NEED

TO LISTEN TO YOU BECAUSE

YOU'RE NOT MY DAD.

I WANTED THEM TO FIGHT

SO THEY WOULD SEPARATE.

I WANTED HIM TO DISAPPEAR.

I ASKED GOD, WHY DOES

HE ACT THIS WAY?

EVERYTHING I DO, I DO IT

FOR HIM.

Reporter: ONE DAY

DERRICK ATTENDED AN

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" PROGRAM

RUN BY A CHURCH PARTNER IN

ECUADOR.

THERE HE BEGAN TO WATCH

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK."

I LOVED THE EPISODE

ABOUT MOSES, WHERE HE TOLD

PHARAOH TO LET MY PEOPLE

GO.

Reporter: DERRICK

LEARNED SOMETHING ELSE

ABOUT MOSES.

I LEARNED HE HAD

ANOTHER FAMILY, JUST LIKE

ME.

Reporter: THAT SAME

DAY, DERRICK PRAYED WITH

HIS TEACHER.

AFTER THE VIDEO, THEY

SAID, WOULD YOU LIKE TO

PRAY TO RECEIVE JESUS.

I SAID, YES, LORD.

I RECEIVE YOU AS MY KING

AND MY SAVIOR.

MY LIFE CHANGED.

I'M NO LONGER MEAN TO MY

STEPDAD.

MY HEART WAS FULL OF

JOY WHEN HE CALLED ME DAD

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I WANT TO SAY THANKS

FOR "SUPERBOOK."

YOUR STORIES HAVE CHANGED

MY LIFE.

> Gordon: WE WANT TO

TAKE THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD BECAUSE WE KNOW

IT WILL CHANGE LIVES.

WE'RE UP TO -- I THINK

WE'RE OVER 50 LANGUAGES

NOW.

WE HAVE A FULL BROADCAST

MAP, WHERE YOU SEE ALL OF

THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

THAT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GIVING

TO THE "SUPERBOOK" CLUB,

WHERE THEY'RE SAYING, YES,

I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO TAKE THESE

STORIES TO CHILDREN.

AND WHAT AN AMAZING THING,

TO SEE A FAMILY BROUGHT

TOGETHER, TO SEE A YOUNG

BOY SAY, I WANT TO DO IT

GOD'S WAY.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

NOW, I'VE GOT A SPECIAL

EASTER OFFER FOR YOU.

EASTER IS COMING UP ON THE

1st OF APRIL THIS YEAR.

AND YOU CAN HAVE NOT JUST

ONE D.V.D., BUT YOU CAN

HAVE NINE D.V.D.s FOR A

GIFT OF $25.

NOW, IT IS THREE COPIES OF

THE LATEST "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE, WHICH IS THE

STORY OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE.

THEN "HE IS RISEN," WHICH

IS THE EASTER STORY, THE

RESURRECTION STORY.

AND THEN THREE COPIES OF

"THE MIRACLES OF JESUS,"

SO YOU CAN BE A PART OF

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH THE CHILDREN

NEAR YOU.

YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY,

YOUR CHURCH, SCHOOLS.

WE WANT TO GET THESE

STORIES OUT BECAUSE

CHILDREN WILL RESPOND TO

THEM.

HERE IS THE GREAT PART:

YOUR GIFT OF $25 WILL GO

INTO THE PRODUCTION COSTS,

TRANSLATION COSTS,

DISTRIBUTION COSTS.

SO YOU ARE PART OF SENDING

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

AROUND THE WORLD IN

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.

AND THEN EVERY FOUR WEEKS

WE'LL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT

CARD $25 AS A NEW EPISODE

IS RELEASED.

AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THREE

COPIES THE LATEST EPISODE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT, JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO SIGN

UP.

I WANT TO JOIN.

> WELL, UP NEXT, WE'LL

BE ANSWERING YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: WE WANT TO

TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS.

THIS FIRST ONE COMES FROM

JOY, WHO SAYS, "I KNOW GOD

INSTRUCTS US TO NOT BE

UNEQUALLY YOLKED, BUT I'M

OFTEN CONFUSED TO WHAT

THAT MEANS EXACTLY.

I'VE GONE OUT WITH A GUY A

FEW TIMES, HE'S A

PRACTICING CATHOLIC, AND

I'M A NON-DENOMINATIONAL

CHRISTIAN.

IS THIS OKAY FOR US TO

DATE?

OR SHOULD I PUT A STOP TO

IT?

I JUST WANT TO DO WHAT IS

RIGHT BY THE LORD.

I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO

START OUT ON A BAD

FOUNDATION, BUT I DON'T

WANT TO BE LEGALISTIC,

EITHER."

Gordon: I'LL TELL YOU

THE STORY OF MY PARENTS.

MY MOTHER WAS A CATHOLIC

AND A REPUBLICAN FROM

OHIO.

MY FATHER WAS A SOUTHERN

BAPTIST AND A DEMOCRAT

FROM VIRGINIA.

AND THEY GOT MARRIED.

AND SO, OKAY.

ARE THEY EQUAL YOLKED?

SOME DAYS THEY ARE.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: AT THE END OF

THE DAY, MY MOTHER BECAME

A BAPTIST AND MY FATHER

BECAME A REPUBLICAN.

Terry: THAT'S CALLED

COMPROMISE.

Gordon: SO THEY

COMPROMISED.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: YOU CAN FIND

COMPROMISE.

PAUL WROTE THIS, AND HE

WROTE THIS BEFORE

DENOMINATIONS.

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT

YOLKED WITH UNBELIEVERS.

AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE IN

JESUS, LET US RENEW THAT.

THAT MEANS WE'RE ONE IN

CHRIST.

WE'RE NEITHER BAPTIST OR

METHODIST OR CATHOLIC OR

WHATEVER -- WE'RE ONE IN

CHRIST.

AND LET'S RECOGNIZE WE'RE

ALL BELIEVERS IN THIS

TOGETHER.

Terry: OKAY.

HERE IS A VIEWER WHO SAYS,

"MY HUSBAND HAS RENEWED AN

OLD FRIENDSHIP WITH HIS

LATE STEPBROTHER'S

EX-WIFE.

I'M FINE WITH THEM KEEPING

IN TOUCH, BUT LAST WEEK

THEY BEGAN TEXTING MANY

TIMES AFTER HE IS HOME

FROM WORK.

I USUALLY AM NOT A JEALOUS

PERSON, BUT THIS MAKES ME

UNCOMFORTABLE.

I EXPLAINED IT IS

INAPPROPRIATE AT THIS

LEVEL AND THIS IS MY TIME

WHEN HE IS HOME.

ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK IS

OKAY, BUR BUT THIS HAS FALLEN

ON DEAF EARS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."

Gordon: TERRY, WHAT

WOULD YOU TELL HER TO DO?

Terry: I WOULD TELL

HER, YOU NEED TO HAVE A

COME TO JESUS MOMENT.

LET ME SAY THIS TO

HUSBANDS AND WIVES IN

GENERAL BECAUSE I THINK

SOMETIMES SOMETHING CAN BE

INNOCENT, AND MAYBE WOULD

EVEN STAY INNOCENT, BUT IF

YOUR SPOUSE IS TROUBLED BY

IT, AND IF IT IS IMPACTING

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH

YOUR HUSBAND OR YOUR WIFE,

THEN YOU NEED TO CURTAIL

IT.

TO ME, THAT'S JUST THE END

OF THE STORY.

THERE IS NO REASON HE HAS

TO HAVE THIS FRIENDSHIP.

OBVIOUSLY HE DIDN'T HAVE

IT FOR A LONG TIME.

Gordon: IT SOUNDS TO

ME LIKE HE IS PLAYING WITH

FIRE.

Terry: I AGREE.

Gordon: IT IS OKAY TO

SET BOUNDARIES, AND THAT'S

A ABOU BOUNDARY, AND SAY,

YOU'RE HOME NOW, AND THAT

MEANS YOU'RE WITH ME.

PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

IT CAN WAIT.

YOU CAN TEXT LATER.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU DO

THOUGH WHEN IT SOUNDS LIKE

SHE SAID THAT AND IT HAS

FALLEN ON DEAF EARS.

Gordon: YOU CAN

ALWAYS ESCALATE.

YOU CAN TAKE YOUR

CONVERSATION TO HER.

Terry: THAT'S TRUE.

I KIND OF LIKE THAT.

AND, ALSO, I THINK IT CAN

BRING YOU TO CONVERSATION

WHERE YOU AGREE TOGETHER

UPON SOME BOUNDARIES.

SOMETIMES IN RELATIONSHIP,

RELATIONSHIPS, AFTER

YOU'VE BEEN MARRIED A

WHILE, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

KIND OF COMMUNICATION.

IT IS NOT REALLY SOLID AND

GOOD, BUT IT IS A GOOD

PLACE TO START OFF GETTING

BACK TO THAT.

> OKAY, HERE IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "HEBREWS 8 -- 7

SAYS THE OLD TESTAMENT IS

A SHADOW OR COPY OF THE

TRUE TABERNACLE IN HEAVEN.

DOES THIS MEAN THAT GOD IS

JEWISH?

IF HE IS, WHAT DOES THAT

MEAN FOR NON JEWS?"

Gordon: I'VE GOT LESS

THAN 50 SECONDS TO ANSWER

THAT QUESTION.

HERE WE GO.

WHAT IT MEANS IS YOU'RE

JEWISH.

WE'RE THE WILD OLIVES THAT

GET GRAFTED INTO THE TRUE

OLIVE.

GOD SHOWED THE JEWISH

PEOPLE THINGS IN HEAVEN

AND ASKED THEM TO MAKE

REPRESENTATIONS OF THEM ON

EARTH.

AND THAT WAS THE

TABERNACLE IN THE

WILDERNESS AND SOLOMON'S

TEMPLE.

BUT THOSE ARE JUST

EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE ARE.

WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD.

AND HE IS SHOWING US WHAT

WE TRULY ARE.

AND THE MIRROR WE ARE OF

HIM.

SO IS GOD JEWISH?

WELL, HE CERTAINLY LOVED

THEM.

WHAT HE WANTS IS FOR US TO

BE GRAFTED INTO THEM AS

WELL.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

PSALMS: "THE LORD IS MY

STRENGTH AND MY SHIELD."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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