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Announcer: THIS IS

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: AND THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE U.S. IS LIKELY ON THE

VIRGE OF A NUMBER OF

FOREIGN POLICY CHANGES.

FORMER C.I.A. DIRECTOR

MIKE POMPEO BEGINS THIS

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

TODAY FOR SECRETARY OF

STATE.

AS HEATHER SELLS REPORTS,

HE IS DIFFERENT THAN HIS

PREDECESSOR, REX

TILLERSON.

Heather: POMPEO IS

MAKING IT CLEAR THE U.S.

WILL BE TAKING A STRONG

STAND AGAINST RUSSIA, AS

HE FACES QUESTIONS OVER

THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL,

NORTH KOREA, AND SYRIA, HE

WILL ALSO LET SENATORS

KNOW HE WILL STRENGTHEN

THE STRAIGHT DEPARTMENT

AND REASSERT ITS ROLE AS A

MAJOR PLAYER IN U.S.

NATIONAL SECURITY.

IT IS A BIG CONTRAST WITH

REX TILLERSON, WHO

APPROVED MASSIVE BUDGET

CUTS AT STATE, AND LEFT

SCORES OF TOP POSITIONS

EMPTY.

HE WILL ALSO LEAVE NO

DOUBT ABOUT HIS TOUGH

STANCE ON SOME OF THE MOST

CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIPS

THE U.S. HAS.

HE WILL TELL SENATORS THAT

YEARS OF A SOFT U.S.

POLICY TOWARDS RUSSIA ARE

OVER.

JUST DAYS AFTER A SUSPECT

CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA,

HE WILL SPEAK ON MILITARY

ACTION THERE, AND CHASTIZE

SYRIA'S ALLY, RUSSIA,

CALLING IT A DANGER TO OUR

COUNTRY.

BUT HE'LL ALSO EMPHASIZE

THAT DEMOCRACY WITH MOSCOW

MUST CONTINUE.

HIS TAKE ON FOREIGN

AFFAIRS CLOSELY LINES WITH

THE ADMINISTRATION.

RUSSIA HOLDS SOME

RESPONSIBILITY IN THE FACT

THAT THEY GUARANTEED THAT

SYRIA WOULDN'T USE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAIN,

AND THEY DID.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT GETS HIS

PERSONAL BRIEFINGS WITH

POMPEO SEVERAL TIMES A

WEEK.

FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES

CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR THE

U.S.

NOT ONLY ARE TENSIONS

MOUNTING WITH RUSSIA OVER

SYRIA, THERE IS A PLANNED

SUMMIT WITH THE LEADER OF

NORTH KOREA.

POMPEO IS EXPECTED TO

BOLSTER THE PRESIDENT ON

THE SUBJECT OF NORTH

KOREA, TELLING SENATORS

THE PRESIDENT ISN'T ONE TO

PLAY GAMES AT THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE.

BUT HE WILL STRESS

AMERICA'S DUTY TO LEAD, A

CONTRAST WITH PRESIDENT'S

MOVE TO PUT AMERICA FIRST.

SOME OF THE POSITIONS

HE HAS TAKEN IN THE PAST I

THINK WILL BE CHALLENGING

IN THE WORLD.

SO HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO

EXPLAIN THEM BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE.

Heather: IT IS NOT AT

ALL CLEAR THAT POMPEO HAS

THE VOTES HE NEEDS TO MAKE

IT OUT OF THE FOREIGN

RELATIONS COMMITTEE.

MOST DEMOCRATS HAVE

ALREADY SAID THEY WILL NOT

SUPPORT POMPEO, AND RAND

PAUL HAS ALSO SAID HE IS A

NO.

BUT POMPEO COULD STILL BE

APPROVED BY THE FULL

SENATE, MAKING HIM LIKELY

TO BE THE NEXT SECRETARY

OF STATE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN'S.

Efrem: AND HERE SOME

OF THE OTHER BIG HEADLINES

WE'RE FOLLOWING FOR YOU:

Facebook C.E.O. MARK

ZUCKERBERG CONTINUING

ASKING QUESTIONS FROM

LAWMAKERS ON MONDAY.

THEY ASKED HIM ABOUT DATA

SITUATIONS, AND WHETHER

THE COMPANY IS BIAS.

ZUCKERBERG SAYS NEW ITEMS

WILL HELP POLICING CERTAIN

CONTACT.

> THE ALLEGED GUNMAN WHO

KILLED 17 PEOPLE AT A

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL NOW

WANTS TO GIVE AN

INHERITANCE TO THE

VICTIMS.

NIKOLAS CRUZ COULD RECEIVE

UP TO $800,000 FROM HIS

MOTHER'S ESTATE, AND HE

SAYS HE WANTS TO DONATE

THE ORGANIZATION THAT

COULD HELP BRING HEALING

TO THE COMMUNITY.

> A MILITARY PLANE

CRASHED IN NIGERIA ON

TUESDAY, KILLING 257

PEOPLE.

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL

REPORT OF SURVIVORS.

> YOU CAN READ MORE ON

THESE STORIES THROUGHOUT

THE DAY AT cbnnews.com.

> THIS WEEK'S HOUSE

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

ANNOUNCED HIS PLANS TO

RETIRE AT THE END OF THIS

YEAR, SAYING HE WANTS TO

RETURN TO WISCONSIN AND

SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS

FAMILY.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US MORE ON CAPITAL

MANAGEMENT IS REACTINCAPITOL HILL ISREEKIN G TO THAT NEWS.

REACTING TO THAT NEWS.

Reporter: HIS

DECISION IS TO LEAVE

WASHINGTON IN JANUARY.

HIS MAIN REASON FOR HIS

DEPARTURE CAME DOWN TO HIS

WIFE AND THREE TEENAGED

KIDS.

WHAT I REALIZE IS, IF

I'M HERE FOR ONE MORE

TERM, MY KIDS WILL ONLY

HAVE EVER KNOWN ME AS A

WEEKEND DAD.

I JUST CAN'T LET THAT

HAPPEN.

Reporter: RYAN, WHO

LOST HIS DAD WHEN HE WAS

16, TOLD CBN NEWS EARLIER

THIS YEAR HE CALLS HIS

KIDS EACH NIGHT HE IS AWAY

TO PRAY WITH THEM BEFORE

THEY GO TO BED.

I COULD NOT DO MY JOB

AS A HUSBAND, AS A FATHER,

AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE,

WITHOUT MY FAITH.

IT IS INDISPENSABLE.

I START MY DAY IN PRAYER;

I END MY DAY IN PRAYER.

Reporter: HE

RELUCTANTLY BECAME SPEAKER

IN 2016, AFTER COLLEAGUES

CONVINCED HE COULD MOVE

THEIR AGENDA FORWARD.

HE SEES TAX REFORM AND

REBUILDING THE MILITARY AS

HIS BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS.

I AM PROUD BY WHAT THIS

CONGRESS HAS ACHIEVED, AND

I BELIEVE ITS FUTURE IS

BRIGHT.

HE IS GOING TO BE

MISSED.

HE IS A GREAT LEADER.

BUT HE IS GOING TO WORK

HARD UNTIL -- YOU KNOW,

UNTIL THE VERY, VERY END.

Reporter: NOW

REPUBLICANS FACE

CHALLENGING MID-TERM

ELECTIONS, UNCERTAIN THAT

THEY'LL HOLD THE MAJORITY.

BUT CONGRESSMAN ROBERT

PITENGER TELLS CBN NEWS HE

FEELS GOOD ABOUT RYAN'S

POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS.

WE HAVE SOME GOOD FOLKS

OUT THERE.

WE JUST HAD KEVIN

McCARTHY, STEVE SCALISE

IS REMARKABLE, MY

COLLEAGUES IN NORTH

CAROLINA -- THESE ARE

GREAT FOLKS.

WE'RE IN GOOD HANDS.

Reporter: SPEAKER

RYAN SAYS HE PLANS TO

FINISH STRONG IN

WASHINGTON, AND HE WILL

NOT LEAVE UNTIL HIS

CURRENT TERM HAS ENDED.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE GOVERNOR

OF CALIFORNIA HAS AGREED

TO SEND NATIONAL GUARD

TROOPS TO THE U.S.-MEXICO

BORDER AT PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S REQUEST, BUT HE

MADE IT CLEAR THEY WILL BE

FOCUSING ON COMBATING DRUG

CRIME, NOT IMMIGRATION.

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN

PROMISED 400 TROOPS, BUT

SAYS HE WILL BE STATIONING

THEM NOT JUST AT THE

BORDER, BUT ALONG THE

COAST OR ELSEWHERE

STATE-WIDE.

CRITICS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH

HIS DECISION, SAYING BROWN

SENDING TROOPS JUST

BOOSTED PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

AGENDA.

> TODAY IS HOLOCAUST

REMEMBRANCE DAY, AND A NEW

STUDY REVEALS A GAP IN

KNOWLEDGE AMONG AMERICANS.

A JEWISH INTEREST GROUP

CONDUCTED THE STUDY THAT

REVEALS 4 45% OF ADULTS ARE

NOT ABLE TO NAME A

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

AND 41% DID NOT KNOW WHAT

AUSCHWITZ WAS, AND 11%

HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE

HOLOCAUST AT ALL.

1% DENIED IT HAPPENING AT

ALL, HOWEVER, 93% SAID

AMERICANS SHOULD LEARN

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT IN

SCHOOL, AND MORE THAN HALF

BELIEVE IT COULD HAPPEN

AGAIN RIGHT HERE IN

AMERICA.

> COMING UP HERE ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," ALLERGY

SEASON IS UPON US.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW TO DITCH THE

ANTIHISTAMINES AND FIGHT

YOUR RUNNY NOSE THE

NATURAL WAY.

Efrem: IT IS THAT

TIME OF YEAR, ALLERGY

TIME OF YEAR, ALLERGY

SEASON IS SOON IN FULL

SWING, AND DRUG COMPANIES

WANT TO HELP TO THE TUNE

OF $15 BILLION A YEAR.

BUT MANY ALLERGY SUFFERERS

ARE TIRED OF THAT

EXPENSIVE COST AND THE

SIDE EFFECTS OF THE DRUGS.

AS LORIE JOHNSON REPORTS,

THEY WANT A MORE NATURAL

ALTERNATIVE.

Loretta: IF YOU SNEEZE

A LOT, FEEL STUFFED UP AND

HAVE ITCHY EYES, YOU'RE

PROBABLY ALLERGIC TO

SOMETHING.

USUALLY YOU REACH FOR AN

ANTIHISTAMINE, BUT

ACCORDING TO DR. SUSANNE

BENNETT, THE DRUGS COULD

CREATE A WHOLE NEW SET OF

PROBLEMS.

IF YOU'RE A CHILD, YOU

CAN GET REALLY HYPER AND

YOU CAN'T SLEEP.

THERE ARE SO MANY

DIFFERENT SIDE EFFECTS.

Lorie: LIKE RAISING

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE OR

CAUSING URINARY PROBLEMS.

THAT'S WHY THE DOCTOR HAS

HELPED HER ALLERGY

PATIENTS THE NATURAL WAY,

WITH TREATMENTS LIKE

VITAMIN "C," CORSITIN, AND

PINE BARK.

SHE ALSO RECOMMENDS TRYING

TO KEEP ALLERGENS OUT OF

YOUR BODY.

WE'RE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED

WITH THINGS WE MIGHT BE

ALLERGIC TO, FROM THINGS

IN OUR DIET TO WHAT WE

BREATHE.

BUT THE MORE OF THEE THESE

ALLERGENS WE CAN GET OUT

OF OUR LIVES, THE BETTER

EQUIPPED WE'LL BE TO

HANDLE THE ONES WE CAN'T.

IN HER NEW BOOK, "THE

SEVEN-DAY ALLERGY

MAKEOVER," SHE EXPLAINS

HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR

ALLERGIES AND REDUCE YOUR

OVER ALL TOXIC STUFF.

YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT

ONE BY ONE.

Lorie: FOR EXAMPLE,

MANY PATIENTS ARE

SURPRISED TO LEARN WHAT

THEY THOUGHT WAS A POLLEN

ALLERGY, TURNED OUT TO BE

AN ALLERGY TO SOMETHING

ELSE.

I ALWAYS LOOK AT

NUTRITION AS OUR NUMBER

ONE WAY TO GET RID OF

ALLERGIES.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO SAY, I

HAVE NASAL ALLERGIES, SO

WHAT DOES HAVING SOMETHING

TO EAT DO WITH MY NOSE.

SOME PEOPLE MIGHT BE

EATING A PEANUT BUTTER

SANDWICH, AND THEY HAVE A

LITTLE TICKLE IN THEIR

NOSE -- THEY DON'T REALIZE

IT IS FROM THE PEANUT BUT

AND ALLERGIES.

Lorie: THERE ARE SIX

MAIN KNOWN ALLERGIES, AND

THE DOCTOR ENCOURAGES TO

PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM UP ONE

AT A TIME AND SEE IF THEY

FEEL BETTER.

IT STARTS WITH DAIRY,

GLUTEN, SUGAR, PEANUTS,

AND MOLD.

BLUE CHEESE, MUSHROOMS AND

YEAST, AND MANY FOODS CAN

CONTAIN MOLD.

CHIPS, AS WELL AS

PACKAGE POTATO CHIPS, CORN

CHIPS -- ANYTHING THAT

COMES IN A BAG, WRAPPER,

BECAUSE MOLD CAN START

GROWING IN IT, AND THAT

CAN BE A BIG PROBLEM.

Lorie: SOMETIMES WE

SEE MOLD ON PRODUCE, BUT

OFTEN MOLD IS TOO SMALL TO

SEE.

GET RID OF IT BY MIXING

WATER AND VITAMIN "C"

POWDER, AND THEN SOAKING

YOUR PRODUCE IN THE

MIXTURE FOR 10 MINUTES AND

DRYING IT.

AFTER YOU DEAL WITH THE

ALLERGENS IN YOUR DIET,

FOCUS ON THE ONES IN YOUR

HOME.

SOME PEOPLE MISTAKE

SEASONAL ALLERGIES FOR

ALLERGIES TO DUST MITES,

WHICH ARE MICROSCOPIC BUGS

THAT FEED ON OUR DEAD

SKIN, WHICH IS ALL OVER

OUR BED, SOFA, CARPET, AND

EVEN OUR KIDS' STUFFED

ANIMALS.

A QUICK FIX IS WASHING

SHEETS IN O HOT WATER EACH

WEEK, AND ALSO FREQUENTING

VACUUMING AND DUSTING.

OTHER INDOOR ALLERGENS

INCLUDE BATHROOM MOLD AND

PET DANDER.

YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR

PETS OUT OF YOUR BED

BECAUSE THAT ALSO HAS A

SLEW OF ALLERGENIC

ANTOGENS THAT WILL CAUSE

ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND

RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

Lorie: WHILE WE CAN'T

DO MUCH ABOUT POLLEN, WE

CAN TRY TO KEEP IT OUT OF

OUR HOMES BY CLOSING

WINDOWS, REMOVING

POLLEN-COVERED SHOES AND

CLOTHES, AND WASHING THE

POLLEN OUT OF OUR HAIR.

AN AIR PURIFYER CAN

CAPTURE WHAT WE MISS.

USE A HEPA FILTER WITH

A CARBON FILTRATION

SYSTEM.

THAT COMBINATION IS THE

BEST TO CLEAN THE AIR

INSIDE.

Lorie: ALSO REGULARLY

REPLACE YOUR AIR FILTERS,

AND HAVE YOUR AIR DUCTS

PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED

ONCE A YEAR.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU

CAN GET ALL OF THE MOLD,

DUST, DUST MITES,

POLLEN -- ANYTHING THAT

COLLECTS IN THE VENTS,

YOU'RE GOING TO REMOVE AS

WELL.

Lorie: WE ALL KNOW

SNEEZING AND CONGESTION

POINT TO ALLERGIES, BUT

YOU MAY NOT KNOW ALLERGY

SYMPTOMS CAN ALSO INCLUDE

HEADACHES, DIGESTIVE

PROBLEMS, EVEN ANXIETY AND

TROUBLE SLEEPING.

3-YEAR-OLD JACKSON'S

ALLERGIES CAUSED SEVERE

SKIN IRRITATION.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

HE WAS JUST IN SO MANY

DISCOMFORT, AND HE WOULD

RUB HIS FACE SO RAW HE

WOULD BE BLEEDING AND

INFECTED.

Lorie: DR. BENEFIT

FIGURED OUT THE SOURCE OF

JACKSON'S ALLERGIES, AND

NOW HE IS FINE.

WE DON'T DO DAIRY FOR

HIM.

WE DON'T DO GLUTEN, AND WE

STAY AWAY FROM SOY AND

NUTS BECAUSE THEY ALSO

IRRITATE HIM.

AND WE ALSO PUT AIR

FILTERS IN OUR HOME, WHICH

HAS BEEN REALLY HELPFUL

FOR HIS SEASONAL

ALLERGIES.

Lorie: SO BEFORE YOU

MEDICATE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS,

CONSIDER GETTING TO THE

ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEM.

YOU MIGHT END YOUR

ALLERGIES ALL TOGETHER, OR

BECOME BETTER EQUIPPED TO

FIGHT THE ONES THAT

REMAIN.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH

PASTOR RICH WILKERSON.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT HIS

NEW PROJECT AND WE'LL TALK

ABOUT WHY JESUS CARES MORE

ABOUT WHY JESUS CARES MORE

ABOUT RELATIONSHIP THAN

PERFECTION.

Efrem: PASTOR RICH

WILKERSON IS SOMETIMES

CALLED KANYE WEST'S PASTOR

BECAUSE HE PERFORMED THE

WEDDING CEREMONY FOR HIM

AND KIM KARDASHIAN.

OF COURSE, HE IS A

HUSBAND, A NEW FATHER, A

PASTOR, AND AN AUTHOR,

WHO'S LATEST BOOK IS

CALLED "FRIENDS OF

SINNERS: WHY JESUS CARES

MORE ABOUT RELATIONSHIP

THAN PERFECTION."

AND WE'RE SITTING DOWN TO

TALK TO HIM IN THIS WEEK'S

"STUDIO 5" INTERVIEW.

JESUS IS A FRIEND OF

SINNERS.

HE CAME TO SEEK AND SAVE

THE LOST.

I WANT MY SON TO GROW UP

KNOWING THIS LOVE, KNOWING

THIS JESUS.

NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS

HIS WAY, NO MATTER WHAT

MISTAKES HE MAKES OR WHAT

TROUBLE HE ENDURES, JESUS

WILL BE THERE.

HE IS MY FRIEND.

HE'S YOUR FRIEND.

AND HIS LOVE WILL SEE US

THROUGH.

Efrem: SO YOU'RE A

PROUD NEW DAD.

CAN YOU SHARE WHAT THAT

JOURNEY HAS BEEN LIKE FOR

YOU AND YOUR WIFE?

IT HAS BEEN -- HONESTLY

BEEN THE BEST JOURNEY

EVER.

MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN

MARRIED NOW FOR 11 YEARS.

EIGHT YEARS AGO, WE FOUND

OUT IT WOULD BE PRETTY

CHALLENGING FOR US TO HAVE

KIDS.

SO WE BEGAN THE JOURNEY OF

INFERTILITY, AND MEETING

WITH DOCTORS AND PRAYING

WITH FRIENDS.

BUT AFTER A LONG EIGHT

YEARS OF WAITING, GOD GAVE

US OUR MIRACLE SON.

SON.

WYATT WESLEY WILKERSON IS

A GAME-CHANGER.

I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A

NEWFOUND LOVE IN MY HEART

FOR MY MOM AND DAD, THE

IDEA THAT THEY CARED FOR

ME IN THAT REGARD, AND

THAT THEY LOVE ME LIKE

THAT.

I THINK IT IS A NEW LOVE

FOR MY WIFE AND I, GOING,

LET'S BUILD THE HEM WE

WANHOME WEWANT HIM TO GROW UP IN.

AND, OF COURSE, IT GIVES

YOU A NEWFOUND LOVE FOR

GOD.

Efrem: I FOLLOW YOU

ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND I

NOTICE THAT YOU ARE

FRIENDS WITH ONE OF MY

FAVORITE SINGERS OF ALL

TIME, MAXWELL.

CAN YOU SHARE A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT THAT FRIENDSHIP?

ARE YOU HIS PASTOR?

I MET MAXWELL MANY

YEARS AGO IN MIAMI, AND WE

JUST STARTED UP A

FRIENDSHIP.

HE IS A GOOD DUDE.

HE TALK, FOR SURE, ABOUT

GOD.

HE IS A FUN GUY.

A VERY TALENTED GUY.

ONE OF THE GREATEST

SINGERS OF ALL TIME.

Efrem: NOW LET'S GET

TO THE BOOK, "FRIEND OF

SINNERS," WHAT INSPIRED

THIS?

I THINK THERE ARE A LOT

OF QUESTIONS OUT THERE

ABOUT PEOPLE, AND GOD'S

HEART TOWARDS PEOPLE.

WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS

VERY POLARIZING.

I STILL HAVE THIS BELIEF

IF I CAN GET PEOPLE TO SIT

DOWN AND HAVE DINNER

TOGETHER, WE COULD SOLVE A

LOT OF PROBLEMS.

I THINK THIS BOOK IS A CRY

FOR US TO HEAR THE HEART

OF GOD.

THATED GOD IS THAT GOD IS A GOD OF

RELATION.

HE IS PERFECT.

HE IS SPOTLESS.

HE IS SINLESS, AND YET HE

CLOSE TO COME AND

ASSOCIATE WITH US.

I REMEMBER A COUPLE OF

YEARS AGO I TOOK A PHOTO

WITH SOMEBODY WHO WAS

FAMOUS, AND SAID CONGRATS,

OR WHATEVER IT WAS, AND

THERE WAS AN OUTRAGE FROM

PEOPLE.

HOW DARE YOU TAKE A PHOTO,

AND HOW DARE YOU BE WITH

THIS PERSON.

AND ONE SAID, HOW CAN YOU

ASSOCIATE WITH THIS GUY?

AND THAT'S EASY, BECAUSE

JESUS ASSOCIATES WITH

EVERYBODY.

Efrem: WHAT MESSAGE

DO YOU HAVE FOR THOSE

CRITICAL CHRISTIANS?

I THINK THAT PEOPLE

HAVE TO HAVE CONVICTIONS

AND STANDARDS.

AND YOU NEED TO BE SERIOUS

WITH YOUR CONVICTIONS AND

STANDARDS.

WE'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL

THAT WHEN WE PROJECT OUR

CONVICTIONS AND STANDARDS

UPON PEOPLE, AND THEN I

THINK IT IS SILLY FOR US

TO BE UPSET WITH PEOPLE WE

DON'T EVEN KNOW, WHO DON'T

EVEN BELIEVE LIKE WE

BELIEVE.

IN THIS DAY AND AGE, WE

GO, IF I SEE YOU FROM

INSTAGRAM, THAT GIVES ME

AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU

WHAT TO DO.

I THINK IT IS POINTLESS,

MINDLESS CHATTER.

I WOULD SAY, WHAT'S YOUR

MOTIVE?

WHAT'S YOUR INTENTION?

AND ONCE YOU START THAT

RELATIONSHIP, YOU START TO

SEE ANOTHER SIDE OF THEM.

AND THEY NEED GRACE JUST

AS MUCH AS I NEED GRACE.

AND IF EVERY PART OF MY

LIFE WAS DOCUMENTED, AND

EVERY MISTAKE I MADE WAS

PUT ON THE FRONT COVER OF

A MAGAZINE, MAYBE THERE

WOULD BE SOME MORE STUFF

TO SAY ABOUT ME AS WELL.

BY THE WAY, THE

COMPLIMENTS CAN BE JUST AS

TREACHEROUS TO A PERSON AS

CRITICISM.

WHEN WE'RE LOOKING FOR

VALUE FROM PEOPLE, OOH, IT

IS GOING TO BE SCARY

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING

TO FAIL US.

Efrem: SO WHY DOES

JESUS CARE MORE ABOUT

RELATIONSHIP THAN

PERFECTION?

JESUS CARES MORE ABOUT

RELATIONSHIP THAN

PERFECTION BECAUSE NONE OF

US COULD EVER, EVER, EVER,

ON OUR BEST DAY, BE FER

PECT.

BE

PERFECT.

HE CAME FOR THE SICK,

WHICH IS ALL OF US.

BUT ONLY THOSE OF US WILL

BE SAVED ARE THOSE OF US

WHO RECOGNIZE WE ARE SICK.

HEY, I NEED A DOCTOR.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

TODAY THAT LIVE THEIR LIFE

GOING, I'M GOOD, GOOD.

AND THAT'S INSIDE THE

CHURCH AND OUTSIDE THE

CHURCH.

I'M GOOD.

AND THEY'RE MISSING JESUS'

MESSAGE.

NO, YOU'RE NOT GOOD.

YOU HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT

YOU ARE IMPERFECT, THAT

YOU'RE FAR FROM PERFECT,

THAT YOU ARE A SINNER.

AND THAT SIN HASN'T MADE

YOU BAD.

SIN, BY DEFINITION, HAS

RENDERED US DEAD.

WHAT DID CHRIST COME FOR?

HE CAME TO GIVE US LIFE

AND LIFE ABUNDANTLY.

WE'RE IMPERFECT, AND GOD

LOVED ME WHILE I WAS STILL

A SINNER.

LOVED ME WHILE I DIDN'T

KNOW HIS NAME.

CHOSE ME.

A GUIDE FOR ME.

THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF

THE GOSPEL.

SO SIN IS NOT MAKING ME

BAD.

IT IS MAKING ME DEAD.

AND PEOPLE THAT ARE ALIVE,

THEY LIVE ON MISSION.

THEY LIVE FULL OF JOY.

THEY LIVE GRATEFUL LIVES

BECAUSE THEY KNOW ALL THAT

THEY WERE SAVED FROM.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO TIME TO

JUDGE AND CRITICIZE

PEOPLE.

THEY'RE SO THANKFUL FOR

ALL THAT GOD DID IN THEIR

LIFE, THEY WANT TO SHARE

IT.

Efrem: THE WAGES OF

SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT

OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE.

AREN'T YOU GRATEFUL THAT

JESUS IS, INDEED, A FRIEND

OF SINNERS.

> STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: TIME NOW FOR

YOUR THURSDAY THANKFUL,

AND TODAY IN THIS MOMENT

OF GRATITUDE, I WOULD LIKE

TO SAY, GOD, THANK YOU FOR

DROWNING ME IN A SEA OF

MERCY AND CAPTURING ME

WITH A WHALE OF GRACE.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO

READ THAT AGAIN, AND PUT

YOURSELF IN JONAH'S SHOES.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS

FIND MORE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE

COVERAGE OF THE ISSUES YOU

CARE MOST ABOUT AT

cbnnews.com.

AND, OF COURSE, WE WOULD

LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT

YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY

E-MAILING US AT

newswatch@cbn.com.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN

ALWAYS REACH US ON

Facebook, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN

RIGHT HERE NEXT TIME.

BE SURE TO MAKE THIS A

THANKFUL THURSDAY.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE SAME TIME, SAME

PLACE, TOMORROW.

GOOD-BYE, EVERYBODY, AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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