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CBN NewsWatch: March 2, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, March 2 :Today the world celebrates the life and legacy of Reverend Billy Graham; Vice-president Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm one of President Donald Trump's deputy director of the Office of Management and ... ... Read Transcript


TODAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH

2nd, 208.

2018.

HERE IS WHAT IS

AHEAD...HONORING BILLY

GRAHAM.

TODAY THE WORLD REMEMBERS

AMERICA'S PASTOR AS HE IS

LAID TO REST IN NORTH

CAROLINA.

HEAR THE LATEST ON WHENERIC

CONGRESS IS EXPECTED TO

TAKE ACTION AND STOP TAX

DOLLARS FROM BEING USED TO

REWARD PALESTINIAN

TERRORISTS.

*

> WE'RE SITTING DOWNG

WITH BETHEL MUSIC'S CORY

ASBURY TO HEAR THE STORY

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL

WORSHIP SONG "RECKLESS S

LOVE."

> AND WELCOME TO THE

SHOW, I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

WE'RE COMING TO YOU TODAY

FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

OF COURSE, ONE OF ITS MOST

FAMOUS MEMBERS, EVANGELIST

BILLY GRAHAM.

AND TODAYBI TO WE CELEBRATE HIS

LIFE AND LEGACY.

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE HEAD

NOW TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH

CAROLINA, WHERE JOHN

JESSUP IS FOLLOWING THEHERE

DETAILS.OLLO

John: AFTER A WEEK OF

REFLECTING IN HIS HOME

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

AND THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.,OTUN FAMILY,

FRIENDS, AND FELLOW

MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL

ARE IN CHARLOTTE TO SAY

GOOD-BYE TO THE REVEREND

BILLY GRAHAM.

USE US, O GOD, AS YOUEVAN

USED EVANGELIST BILLY C

GRAHAM.

Efrem: BILLY GRAHAM

WAS ALSO A SIMPLE MAN WITH A

A FAMILY LEFT TO MOURN

THIS DEATH.TH

> HOW ARE YOU ALL

HOLDING UP?

TIRED AND MENTALLY AND

PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED, OR

GETTING TO THAT POINT, BUT

IT HAS ALSO BEEN MIXED WIN

CELEBRATING DADDY BILL'S

LIFE.

YOU KEEP SAYING DADDY

BILL.

YES. IN

CAN YOU TELL US HOW HE

GOT THAT NAME?

I HAVE NO IDEA.

Efrem: AS A TEENAGER,

HE SAYS HE LEARNED ABOUT

FAITH AND HUMILITY WHEN HE

FOUND HIS GRANDFATHER

ALONE IN A NEW ORLEANS

HOTEL ROOM AFTER PRAYING

AT A POLITICAL CONVENTION.

I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR,

AND SURE ENOUGH DADDY BILL

OPENS THE DOOR, AND HE IS

IN HIS PAJAMAS.

I NEVER WILL FORGET BI

LOOKING OUT OF THE CORNERD

OF MY EYE AT HIS BED.

THERE YOU COULD TELL HE

HAD BEEN SITTING, AND HIS

BIBLE WAS OPEN.

Efrem: HE SAYS THATAS

IS JUST WHO HIS

GRANDFATHER REALLY WAS.

G IT WAS A GLIMPSE OF THE

AUTHENTIC BILLY GRAHAM.NTIC

THAT WHEN LEFT ALONE, IF

HE HAD THE CHOICE OFAD

SPENDING TIME WITH JESUSH

OR GOING OUT J AND SPENDINGNG

TIME WITH THE INFLUENTIAL

POLITICIANS, HE CHOSE C

JESUS.

THAT MEMORY HAS ALWAYS

STUCK TO ME.

AND I LEFT THAT NIGHT

FEELING A BIT CONVICTED,

BUT I REMEMBER LEAVING

GOING, MAN, THAT'S THE

REAL DEAL.

LORD, HELP ME TO KNOW AND AND

LOVE YOU IN THAT WAY.

John: IT'S A QUALITY

ALSO NOTED BY SCHOLARS.

THAT'S ONE THING THAT

MAKES HIM DISTINCTIVE,

THAT HE WASN'T IN IT FOR

HIMSELF, THAT HE WAS IN IT

TO BUILD CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

John: PEOPLE ARE

REMEMBERING BILLY GRAHAM'S

LEGACY NOT JUST HERE IN

AMERICA, BUT ACROSS THE

GLOBE.

AND EVEN THOUGH. HE HAD

WORLDWIDE IMPACT, HISACT,

MINISTRY WAS ALWAYS ROOTED W

IN THE LOCAL CHURCH.

HE DID CONTRIBUTE TO,

EVEN CREATE, MODERN

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY

IN THE U.S. AND

CONTRIBUTED TO THIS GLOBALIS

CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT.

John: HE DID IT USING

MEDIA TO PROMOTE THE

GOSPEL, WHILE HE ALSO A

PROMOTED OTHERS, LIKE

PASTOR GREG LAURIE.

I REALLY GOT TO KNOW

THE MAN BILLY GRAHAM.

AND PEOPLE ASK, WHAT WAS

HE LIKE?WEL

WELL, HE WAS THE SAME MAN

PRIVATELY THAT HE WAS

PUBLICLY.

John: PASTOR LAURIE

BELIEVES THAT EVEN AS

PEOPLE SAY FAREWELL AND

CELEBRATE HIS HOME GOING,

EVERY CHRISTIAN BELIEVER

CAN HONOR THE LEGACY OF

THE GREATEST EVANGELIST OFAN

OUR TIME.

TO ME, THE GREATEST T

TRIBUTE WE COULD PAY TO

BILLY GRAHAM IS DO WHAT

BILLY DID.

WHAT DID BILLY DO?

BILLY PROCLAIMED THE

GOSPEL.ILLY

THAT'S THE GREATEST

TRIBUTE WE CAN PAY TO A

MANLLY WHO DEDICATED HIS

ENTIRE LIFE TO DOING JUST

THAT.

John: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING INSSUP

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

Efrem: THANKS, JOHN.

AND NOW HERE IS A LOOK AT

THE OTHER BIG STORIES

WE'RE FOLLOWING FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW IN THE CBN CBN

NEWSROOM.

Mark: OUR BIG STORY

TODAY, THE FUNERAL OF THE

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE

CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE

THAT HAPPENED TODAY IN

CHARLOTTE.

* AND BECAUSE HE LIVES

ALL OF US CHILDREN CAME

TO SEE THE WORLD AND OUR

FATHER IN HEAVEN THROUGH

MY FATHER'S EYES.

I MARRIED A MAN, THIS

MAN, ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

WITHIN 24 HOURS, I KNEW I

HAD MADE A TERRIBLE

MISTAKE.

WHAT WAS I GOING TO SAY TO

DADDY?

WHAT WAS I GOING TO SAY TO

MOTHER?

AS I GOT OUT OF THE CAR,

HE WRAPPED HIS ARMS ME AND

SAID, WELCOME HOME.

*

AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A

SHOT ACROSS THE BOW FROM

HEAVEN.

AND I BELIEVE GOD IS

SAYING, WAKEUP, CHURCH,

WAKEUP WORLD, WAKEUP,

ANNE, JESUS IS COMING.

JESUS IS COMING.

I PLEDGE TO YOU, DADDY, IN

VIEW OF HIS APPEARS AND IN

FRONT OF ALL OF THESE

WITNESSES, I WILL PREACH

THE WORD.

MILLIONS TODAY ARE

SEARCHING FOR THE WAY.

WHERE DO I GO?

WHAT DO I DO?

JESUS SAID, FOLLOW ME.

*

JESUS SAID, I'M THE

WAY.

JUST A FEW DAYS AGO MY

FATHER FOLLOWED JESUS ALL

THE WAY TO HEAVEN.

DADDY, I WON'T SEE YOU ON

THIS EARTH AGAIN, BUT I

WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.

I'LL SEE YOU MAYBE SOON,

BUT NOT YET.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

* HE LIVES UATI

Efrem: VICE PRESIDENT

MIKE PENCE CAST A BO

TIE-BREAKING VOTE TO

CONFIRM ONE OF PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S NOMINEES.

RUSSELL BOTT IS NOW THE

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT.

LAST YEAR HE DREW NATIONALNA

ATTENTION AFTER BERNIE

SANDERS QUESTIONED HIM

ABOUT COMMENTS HE MADE.

THE SENATE CONFIRMED BOTT

50 TO 49, AND THIS IS

PENCE'S NINTH TIE-BREAKING

VOTE IN THE SENATE.

> AMERICANS CONCERNED

ABOUT THEIR TAX DOLLARS

BEING USED TO REWARD

PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS ARE

WAITING FOR CONGRESS TO

TAKE ACTION ON THE "TAYLOR

FORCE ACT."

JENNIFER WISHON HAS MORE.

Jennifer: TODAY

HARD-EARNED AMERICAN TAX

DOLLARS ARE BEING

INDIRECTLY USED TO PAY

PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS TO

MURDER JEWS AND OTHERS INS A

ISRAEL.

HERE IN WASHINGTON,

LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF

THE AISLE ARE WORKING TO

PUT A STOP TO IT.

THE "TAYLOR FORCE ACT"

CUTS U.S. FUNDING TO THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

UNLESS IT THE ENDS ITS

PRACTICE OF "PAY TO SLAY,"

THAT IS PAYMENTS TO

TERRORISTS AND THEIR

FAMILIES AFTER A

SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON

INNOCENT PEOPLE.

IT IS NAMED FOR TAYLOR

FORCE, AN AMERICAN COMBAT

VETERAN MURDERED WHILEURD

VISITING ISRAEL.G I

AFTER FORCE WAS BRUTALLY

STABBED TO DEATH, THE P.A.

PRAISED HIS KILLER AND

MADE SURE HIS FAMILY ISPR

SET FOR LIFE.

THE P.A. HAS TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF ON ITS "PAY

TO SLAY" PAYROLL TO THE

TUNE OF MILLIONS, AND IT

IS A CHILLING PRACTICE

THAT AMERICAN LAWMAKERSNG

SAY MUST STOP.ACTI

IT BOTHERS ME GREATLY

THAT THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY WOULD BE PAYING

ITS YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME

TERRORISTS.

SO YOU CAN SEE THIS BILL

GO FORWARD.

HAVING SAID THAT, I STAND

READY TO WORK WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM

MORE SISTE ASSISTANCE, BUT THE

TAYLOR FORCE ACT HAS TO BE

DEALT WITH AS A

PRECONDITION FOR ME.

Reporter: THE SENATE

WAS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON IT

THIS WEEK, BUT THAT DIDN'TNATE

HAPPEN.ED

SINCE IT INVOLVES FUNDING,

IT MAY GET ROLLED UP INTO

THE COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING

BILL THEY'RE VOTE ON AT

THE END OF THE MONTH.NDIN

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: STAL STILL AHEAD,

HEALING THE RACIAL DIVIDE.

SEE HOW BILLY GRAHAM'S

MINISTRY HELPED TO EASE

RACIAL TENSIONS.

Efrem: BILLY GRAHAM

IS, OF COURSE, MOST FAMOUS

FOR HIS LARGE GOSPEL

FOR HIS LARGE GOSPEL

CRUSADES, WHERE MILLIONS

CAME TO CHRIST.

BUT NOT CELEBRATION OF HIS

LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE

WITHOUT A LOOK AT THE

RARELY TOLD STORY OF HIS

ROLE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS

MOVEMENT.

HERE IS CHARLENE AARON.

Charlene: THE YEAR

WAS 1953, AND AMERICA'S

BORDERS WERE FILLED WITH

RACIAL TENSION AND

UNCERTAINTY.

THE REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM

WAS SAILING UNCHARTED

TERRITORY WHEN HE DID THE

UNTHINKABLE: HE HELD A

CRUSADE IN CHATTANOOGA,

TENNESSEE, WHERE THOUSANDS

OF MEN, WOMEN, AND

CHILDREN OF ALL RACES SAT

TOGETHER AND WORSHIPPED

THE LORD.

BUT WHEN GOD LOOKS AT

YOU, HE DOESN'T LOOK AT

THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE LOOKS

UPON THE HEART.

Charlene: HIS TOOK

HIS FIGHT TO END

SEGREGATION TO THE

STREETS.

GRAHAM HAD BEEN PREACHING

AT MADISON SQUAREE SQUARE GARDEN

NIGHTLY, BUT VERY FEW

BLACKS CAME.

HE ASKED REVEREND HOWARD

JONES FOR HELP.

JONES RECOMMENDED THAT

GRAHAM TAKE HIS MESSAGE TO

THE STREETS OF NEW YORK,

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE

DID.

HE SAID, I DECIDED I

WAS NEVER GOING TO SPEAK

TO ANYMORE SEGREGATED

AUDIENCES.

HE SAID, I WANT TO BE THAT

WAY.

AND HE SAID, WHAT WOULD

YOU SUGGEST WE DO?

I SAID, IF BLACKS AREN'T

COMING, GO WHERE THEY ARE.

HE SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

I SAID, GO TO HARLEM.

Charlene: GRAHAM WENT

TO BROOKLYN, AND SLOWLY

BUT SURELY THE CRUSADES IN

NEW YORK BECAME

INCREASINGLY SEGREGATED.

ETHEL WATERS REDEDICATED

HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

AND GRAHAM EVEN INVITED

HIS GOOD FRIEND, DR.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING,

JR. TO ATTEND ONE OF HIS

PREACHINGS.

WE ASK THEE, FOR GOD TO

CONTINUE BLESSING HIM.

GIVE HIM CONTINUED POWER

AND AUTHORITY.

AS WE LISTEN TO HIM

TONIGHT, GRANT THAT OUR

HEARTS AND SPIRITS WILL BE

OPEN TO THE DIVINE.

Charlene: GRAHAM

FACED A FLURRY OF

CRITICISM FROM BOTH BLACKS

AND WHITES, BUT THAT DID

NOT DETER HIM.

SOME WHITES WOULD WANT

TO KNOW WHY YOU WOULD FOOL

AROUND WITH THESE PEOPLE.

AND SOME SAID, IF YOU'RE

GOING TO INTEGRATE YOUR

TEAM, WE WILL NOT SUPPORT

YOU, WE WILL NOT GIVE YOU

MONEY.

SO THEY USED ALL SORTS OF

PRESSURES ON HIM.

BUT HE SAID, I DON'T CARE.

I'M GOING TO STICK BY MY

GUN.

SOME OF THE CRITICISMS

WERE THAT MR. GRAHAM IS

NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE

BLACK COMMUNITY, AND HE

DIDN'T SPEAK ENOUGH ABOUT

CIVIL RIGHTS.

Charlene: GRAHAM WENT

TO DR. KING FOR ADVICE.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

SUGGESTED TO ME THAT I

STAY IN THE STADIUMS, IN

THE SOUTH, AND HOLD

INTEGRATED MEETINGS,

BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO

STAY IN THE STREETS.

HE SAID, I MIGHT GET

KILLED IN THE STREETS, BUT

I'M GOING TO STAY IN THE

STREETS, AND HE SAID, BUT

I DON'T THINK YOU OUGHT

TO.

HE SAID, I CAN DO SOME

THINGS YOU CAN'T DO, AND

YOU CAN DO SOME THINGS

THAT I CAN'T DO.

SO HERE WE WERE WITH

NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER

NEIGHBORHOOD IN MY STATE

ON THE VIRGE OF VIOLENCE,

AND YET TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF BLACK AND WHITE

CHRISTIANS THERE IN A

FOOTBALL STADIUM.

AND WHEN HE ISSUED THE

CALL AT THE END OF HIS

MESSAGE, THOUSANDS CAME

DOWN, HOLDING HANDS, ARM

IN ARM, CRYING.

IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

THE END OF THE OLD SOUTH

IN MY HOME STATE.

I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.

Charlene: HE EVEN

WENT TO SOUTH AFRICA,

PREACHING BEFORE AN

INTEGRATED AUDIENCE IN

1973.

MAN HAS A WILL OF HIS

OWN.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

GOD GAVE IT TO YOU.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Charlene: GRAHAM ALSO

WORKED CLOSELY WITH

PRESIDENTS EISENHOWER,

KENNEDY, JOHNSON, AND

NIXON, URGING THEM TO

ENSURE EQUALITY FOR ALL.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

RACE PROBLEM.

AND THIS PROBLEM, IT SEEMS

TO ME, SHOULD BE PUT IN

ITS PROPER PERSPECTIVE.

IT IS A WORLD PROPER.

GREATER IMPROVEMENT IS

BEING MADE TODAY IN

AMERICA THAN PERHAPS ANY

GREAT NATION IN THE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD

BECAUSE WE AT LEAST ARE

ATTEMPTING TO SOLVE THE

PROBLEM THROUGH

UNDERSTANDING, THROUGH

DIALOGUE, THROUGH

LEGISLATION.

Charlene: IN THE END,

GRAHAM'S LEGACY IS ONE

THAT IS FILLED WITH A

MESSAGE OF LOVE,

TOGETHERNESS, AND UNITY.

BUT I THINK BILLY HAS

PROVEN THE FACT THAT IN

CHRIST, THERE IS NO EAST

OR WEST OR NORTH OR SOUTH.

THERE IS JUST LOVE.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND STILL TO

COME...FATHERHOOD, FAITH,

AND MUSIC.

THIS WORSHIP LEADER SHARES

THE STORY BE

Efrem: BETHE BETHEL MUSIC'S

Efrem: BETHE BETHEL MUSIC'S

CORY ASBURY IS A

SINGER/SONGWRITER.

AND NOW HIS "RECKLESS

LOVE" IS RIDING THE

CHARTS.

I SAT DOWN WITH HIM IN

"STUDIO 5" FOR THIS LOOK

AT HIS MUSIC.

* YOU HAVE SEEN ALL

* YOU HAVE BEEN SO, SO

GOOD TO ME *

*

* YOU BREATHE YOUR LIFE IN

ME *

* YEAH, YOU DID

Efrem: "RECKLESS

LOVE," I KNOW THE BIBLICAL

STORY BEHIND IT.

BUT WHERE WERE YOU, WHAT

HAPPENED THAT THAT SONG

WAS BIRTHED?

TWO THINGS FOR ME.

NUMBER ONE WAS THE BIRTH

OF MY SON.

WHEN I HELD MY SON FOR THE

FIRST TIME, IT CHANGED

EVERY IDEA I HELD OF GOD.

I THOUGHT, MY EARTHLY

FATHER WAS THIS, AND HE

MUST BE THIS, RIGHT?

AT THE MOMENT, I LOOKED

INTO HIS EYES, AND THEY

LOOK LIKE AI ALIENS WHEN

THEY'RE LITTLE KIDS, BUT I

LOOKED INTO HIS EYES, AND

IT WAS, LIKE, OH, MY GOSH,

I HAD A CAPACITY FOR LOVE

I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD

HAVE, EVER.

THAT WAS THE FIRST THING.

NUMBER TWO WAS, OUR

DAUGHTER, LILY, SHE HAD A

COUPLE OF HEALTH

COMPLICATIONS AND WE

THOUGHT WE LOST HER A

COUPLE OF TIMES.

SHE STOPPED BREATHING AND

WE FREAKED OUT LIKE CRAZY.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT, THE

QUESTION OF IS GOD GOOD OR

NOT BECAME VERY REAL IN MY

HEART.

AND I ACTUALLY HAD TO ASK

SOME DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

OF GOD, LIKE, WHERE WERE

YOU?

WHY DID YOU LET THIS

HAPPEN?

IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT, HE

SPOKE SO MUCH IN MY LIFE

AND INTO MY WIFE AS WELL.

AND THOSE TWO THINGS WERE

KIND OF WHERE IT ALL CAME

FROM.

Efrem: WHAT GAVE YOU

THE PEACE DURING THAT

TRYING TIME?

ASKING THE HONEST

QUESTIONS.

I LOOKED AT DAVID IN THE

SONGS, AND I THINK A LOT

OF PEOPLE WOULD BALK AT

HIS LANGUAGE.

OH, MY GOSH, HOW COULD YOU

SAY THAT DO GOD?

WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

I BEGAN TO ASK GOD REAL

QUESTIONS, LIKE, WHY IS MY

DAUGHTER ALMOST DYING?

HAVE I SINNED?

HAVE I DONE SOMETHING

WRONG?

AND THOSE WERE THE FALSE

PARADIGMS I HELD IN MY

HEART.

I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING

WRONG AND NOW HE IS DOING

THIS.

BUT HE USED THIS TO

CONFIRM TO MY HEART HIS

KINDNESS IN THE MIDST OF

ALL OF IT.

Efrem: I WOULD LIKE

TO GO BACK TO "RECKLESS

LOVE," AND TALK MORE ABOUT

THE ALBUM COVER.

IT SORT OF INTRODUCES US

TO YOUR LIFE?

THERE WAS A SINGLE

COVER OF "RECKLESS LOVE,"

OF ME LOOKING GOOFY, AS A

LITTLE BOY, AND THE RECORD

COVER, THE FULL LENGTH

COMES OUT, AND IT IS ME

HOLDING MY LITTLE BOY,

ABOUT THE SAME AGE.

AND SO MUCH OF IT IS

LOOKING AT MYSELF WHEN I

WAS A LITTLE BOY AND

REALIZING THAT I WASN'T

REALLY ABLE TO RECEIVE

LOVE IN A REAL WAY UNTIL I

HAD MY OWN SON.

AND THE PHRASE THAT THE

FATHER KIND OF DROPPED

INTO MY HEART WAS, I HAD

TO BECOME A FATHER TO

LEARN HOW TO BE A SON.

THAT'S WHAT IT TOOK FOR ME

TO LEARN HOW TO ACTUALLY

LIVE IN THE DELIGHT AND

SMILE OF A FATHER.

I HAD TO HAVE MY OWN

LITTLE GUY.

AND REALIZE WHAT IT FEELS

LIKE TO HAVE THAT

EXPERIENCE.

AND SO THAT'S IT.

I KNOW -- SOME PEOPLE ARE

KIND OF LIKE, WHAT THE

HECK?

WHAT IS GOING ON.

AND I'M GOING, NO, THIS IS

MY STORY.

THIS IS WHAT THE FATHER

HAS TAUGHT ME OVER THE

YEARS.

Efrem: YOU KNOW,

HEARING YOU TALK ABOUT

THAT YOUNG AGE, AND THE

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

FATHER, THE RELATIONSHIP

YOU NOW HAVE WITH YOUR

CHILDREN, AND

UNDERSTANDING THE

RELATIONSHIP THAT GOD THE

FATHER HAS WITH US, HOW

HAS THAT TRANSFORMED YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR OWN

DAD, YOUR EARTHLY FATHER?

IT ACTUALLY REALLY HAS

CHANGED QUITE A BIT.

MY DAD AND I SAT DOWN

AFTER GABRIEL, MY SON, WHO

IS ON THE COVER, WAS BORN.

THERE BEGAN TO BE SOME

REAL RESTORATION.

AND THE LORD BEGAN TO KIND

OF KNIT OUR HEARTS AGAIN

BECAUSE IT ALMOST FELT

LIKE HE HAD A SECOND

CHANCE.

MY DAD HAD A SECOND CHANCE

WITH GABRIEL.

AND WE HAD THOSE HONEST

CONVERSATIONS WHEN I SAID,

DAD, THIS WAS DIFFICULT

FOR ME AS A LITTLE BOY.

AND HE WENT, OH, MY GOSH,

I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE

THAT, AND, I'M SORRY.

IT WAS THE FLESHING OUT OF

THE END OF THE BOOK OF

MALACHI, WHERE HE SAYS,

I'M TURNING THE HEARTS OF

THE SONS TO THE FATHERS,

AND THE FATHERS TO THE

SONS.

AND I WAS GOING, I'M SO

SORRY I WAS LIKE THIS AS A

TEEN.

AND HIM GOING, I'M SO

SORRY THAT I WAS LIKE THAT

TO YOU.

SO THERE WAS A LOT OF

RESTORATION THAT CAME FROM

THAT PLACE.

*

LOVE OF GOD *

Efrem: WELL, THE

Efrem: WELL, THE

WEEKEND IS HERE, AND

PERHAPS YOU'RE HEADED TO

THE MOVIE THEATERS AND ARE

LOOKING TO KNOW WHAT IS

GOOD FOR FAMILIES AT THE

BOX OFFICE.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH "FOCUS

ON THE FAMILY" RIGHT NOW

FOR THIS LOOK.

I TOLD YOU, NO ONE

ELSE.

IN THE MOVIE, "EVERY

DAY," THIS 16-YEAR-OLD IS

YOUR TYPICAL TEEN TRYING

TO ENJOY LIFE.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, JUSTIN,

MAKES THAT A LITTLE TOUGH.

HE DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE

ABOUT ANYTHING SHE CARES

ABOUT, AND SHE WOULD

PROBABLY DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT, BUT SHE FEELS

LIKE THERE ARE NO OTHER

OPTIONS.

UNTIL ONE DAY, THAT IS,

WHEN JUSTIN SURPRISES HER

WITH A TRIP TO NEARBY

BALTIMORE.

THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME

TOGETHER.

BUT WHEN SHE APPROACHES

HIM THE NEXT DAY, HE CAN'T

REMEMBER A THING.

IT TURNS OUT THAT AN

ENTITY CALLED "A" HAS

TEMPORARILY INHABITEDED INHABITED

JUSTIN'S BODY.

I WAS JUSTIN.

IT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

IT IS.

THIS SPIRIT-LIKE PERSON

HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO WAKE

UP EVERY DAY AS SOMEONE

WHO IS ALWAYS THE SAME AGE

BUT NEVER THE SAME PERSON

TWICE.

THE TROUBLE NOW IS RIHANA

THINKS SHE HAS FINALLY

FOUND HER SOULMATE.

SHE JUST DOESN'T KNOW HE,

OR SHE, WILL BE NEXT.

THIS TEAM ROMANCE EXPLORES

THE FACT THAT LOVE CAN BE

A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE.

AND IT DEMONSTRATES LOVING

SOMEONE FOR WHO THEY ARE,

NOT WHO YOU WANT THEM TO

BE.

AND THE FILM BARELY

CONCEALS THE FACT THAT IT

IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO

SEE GENDER AS SOMETHING

THAT TRANSCENDS THE

SUPPOSED BIOLOGICAL

LIMITATIONS OF MALE AND

FEMALE.

ADD INSENSUAL SITUATIONS

AND ROUGH LANGUAGE, AND

I'M GIVE IT A TWO OUT OF

FIVE FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

BE SURE TO VISIT US AT

"PLUGGED IN."

PLUGGING YOU INTO THE

MOVIES, I'M BOB

WALLASHEFSKI FOR "FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY'S" PLUGGED IN

MOVIE REVIEW.

Efrem: RIGHT NOW, I

WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE YOU

WITH SOME WORDS FROM

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM.

HE ONCE SAID, "BEING A

CHRISTIAN IS MORE THAN

JUST AN INSTANTANEOUS

CONVERSION.

IT IS A DAILY PROCESS

WHEREBY YOU GROW TO BE

MORE LIKE CHRIST."

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

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