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700 Club Interactive: Judge Not - June 5, 2013

What exactly does Scripture say about being judgmental? Gordon Robertson teaches on the issue, answering the age-old question – to judge or not to judge? Read Transcript


Gordon: IT'S A QUESTION

THAT HAS PUZZLED GREAT THANK

THINKERS FROM THE BEGINNING

OF TIME: WHAT'S THE POINT?

WHEN YOU THINK YOU MIGHT

DIE, THAT IS ACTUALLY A

GIFT.

CAN I FULFILL MY LIFE'S

PURPOSE AT 19?

Gordon: HEAR HOW MISTY

EDWARDS DISCOVERED THE

ANSWER TO THE MYSTERY OF

LIFE ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

MISTY ET WARD -- EDWARDS IS

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE UNIQUE

WORSHIPPERS AT THE HOUSE OF

THE WORLD.

BUT SHE QUIETLY FOUGHT A SIX

AND A HALF YEAR BATTLE WITH

CANCER.

THROUGH THE ILLNESS, SHE WAS

ABLE TO DISCOVER THE ANSWER

TO LIFE'S MOST DIFFICULT

QUESTION.

Reporter: AS A

TEENAGER, MISTY EDWARDS

WANTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD,

BUT SHE HAD NO IDEA HOW.

IT WASN'T UNTIL SHE BEGAN TO

WRITE MUSIC THAT SHE

DISCOVERED THE WAY TO

PEOPLE'S HEARTS.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS BROUGHT

GENERATIONS TO GOD THROUGH

HER MUSIC.

WITH SONGS LIKE "YOU WON'T

RELENT."

"MY SONG LONGS FOR YOU

"AND.

* ONLY "ONLY A SHADOW."

HOWEVER, WHAT HER FANS MAY

NOT KNOW, IS WHILE MISTY

WROTE MUSIC THAT ENCOURAGED

THOUSANDS, SHE BATTLED AND

OVERCAME CANCER.

Gordon: PLEASE WELCOME

MISTY EDWARDS.

MISTY, IT IS AN HONOR TO

HAVE YOU WITH US.

IT'S AN HONOR TO BE

HERE.

Gordon: HOW DID YOU

FIGHT CANCER, AND HOW DID

YOU BEAT IT?

I WAS 19 THE FIRST TIME I

WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

I WENT THE MEDICAL ROUTE.

I DID SURGERIES AND I DID

CHEMOTHERAPY, AND LOST ALL

OF MY HAIR AT 19 YEARS OLD.

AND I PRAYED AND FOUGHT FOR

HEALING AT THE SAME TIME.

SO I THINK BETWEEN GOD AND

THE DOCTORS, I EVENTUALLY

OVERCAME IT.

AND IT GREW BACK SIX YEARS

LATER, TO MY SURPRISE.

I THOUGHT I WAS DONE WITH IT

AT 19.

SO IT CAME BACK SIX YEARS

LATER, AND I WAS IN A WHOLE

DIFFERENT WRESTLING MATCH.

Gordon: DID YOU EVER

GET INTO WHY GOD?

WHY IS THIS BACK?

YEAH -- WELL, WHEN I WAS

19 AND I ORIGINALLY WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH IT, I JUST

CAME OUT OF AN INTENSE

SEASON WITH THE LORD IN A

GOOD WAY, GOING THROUGH A

CLASS IN THE SONG OF

SOLOMON.

AND THAT CLASS HAD AWAKENED

MY HEART TO THE LORD.

AND I THOUGHT IF YOU REALLY

FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT ME AND

YOU'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT

ME AND TALKING TO ME, AND

WE'RE INTERACTING, I WAS

CARRIED.

THE SECOND TIME IT CAME

BACK, SIX AND A HALF YEARS

LATER, AFTER DURING THE

HOUSE OF PRAYER, AND BEING

IN FULL-TIME MINISTRY, I HAD

DIFFERENT QUESTIONS.

IT WAS WHAT DID I DO WRONG?

I BELIEVE IN HEALING.

I'M FASTING AND PRAYING FOR

HEALING.

WHY AREN'T YOU HEALING ME?

THAT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT

WRESTLING THAN THE FIRST

TIME.

Gordon: WHAT WAS THE

ANSWER TO THAT?

THE ANSWER IS HE IS

MYSTERIOUS -- IF I CAN JUST

BE HONEST.

HE IS JUST MYSTERIOUS, AND

SOMETIMES HE HEALS AND

SOMETIMES HE DOESN'T.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY,

HE IS GOOD.

MY HEART IS DRAWN TO HIM.

THE BENEFIT OF GOING THROUGH

SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS I'VE

ALWAYS HAD A CRY FOR

ETERNITY ON MY HEART, EVEN

FROM THE TIME I WAS FIVE.

I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT

FOREVER.

WHEN I WAS 19, AND THEN,

AGAIN, SIX AND A HALF YEARS

LATER, WHEN YOU THINK YOU

MIGHT DIE, THAT IS ACTUALLY

A GIFT.

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS WE'RE

ALL GOING TO DIE.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY A

YOUNG ADULT AND YOU HAVE TO

THINK, WHAT IF I DIE?

WHAT THAT DID TO ME IS CAN I

FULFILL MY LIFE'S PURPOSE AT

19?

IF I DIE AT 19.

CAN I FULFILL MY LIFE'S

PURPOSE AT 24?

DID I HIT THE MARK?

DID I GIVE GOD WHAT HE IS

LOOKING FOR?

I'M GOING TO FACE HIM IN SIX

MONTHS, AND IS HE GOING TO

GIVE ME THE THUMBS UP?

IT WAS A BENEFICIAL TIME IN

MY LIFE OF EXERCISING THAT

MUSCLE WHY I WAS ALIVE.

Gordon: I KNOW IN MY

OWN LIFE MY NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCES WERE PROFOUND

REVELATION.

YEAH.

Gordon: THERE WAS

COMMUNICATION WITH HIM ON A

LEVEL OF INTIMACY THAT I

DON'T NORMALLY HAVE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

ABOUT DEATH.

IT SORT OF FOCUSES YOUR

ATTENTION OFF ALL OF THE

TEMPORAL AND AM I READY?

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND THAT'S A GIFT.

Gordon: AM I READY?

AND THE LAST TIME THROUGH,

HE OPENED UP WHAT THE THIEF

ON THE CROSS DID.

THERE IS AN INTIMACY IN

SUFFERING THAT YOU SHARE

WITH HIM.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: AND HE FEELS

ALL OF THAT PAIN THAT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH, AND HE FELT

IT ALL ON THE CROSS.

YES, I BELIEVE THAT.

GordonIN YOUR BOOK,

YOU GO INTO PSALM 45, WHY?

PSALM 45 IS ONE OF MY

ALL-TIME FAVORITE PSALMS,

AND IT TALKS ABOUT THE

BEAUTY OF JESUS AND THE

MAGESTY OF JESUS.

I BELIEVE PSALM 45 IS THE

FATHER SINGING ABOUT THE

SON, BUT AS WE STUDY THAT

AND AS WE SING THAT SONG,

OUR HEARTS COME INTO

UNANIMITY WITH TH -- UNITY

THAT THE FATHER IS SINGING.

WE GET CAUGHT UP IN THE

FELLOWSHIP IN THE WAY WE

WERE CREATED FOR.

OUR VERY FRAME WAS MADE FOR

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.

IN THAT PSALM, YOU CAN SEE

THAT.

AND THEN THE FATHER TURNS

HIS ATTENTION TO US, AND

SHOUTS OVER THE BALCONY OF

HEAVEN AND SAYS, DO YOU WANT

TO KNOW HOW TO WIN THIS

MAN'S HEART?

THIS MAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE

GOD?

ABANDONMENT, WHOLE

HEARTEDNESS, FORGO FORGET

YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND GIVE IT

ALL TO YOUR FATHER.

THIS IS WHAT HE IS ATTRACTED

TO.

Gordon: IS THAT THE KEY

TO THE SONG YOU'RE GOING TO

SING?

YES.

Gordon: YOU'RE

LITERALLY SINGING VERSES

FROM SONG 45?

FROM SONG 45.

Gordon: WHILE I WAS

PRAYING FOR THIS INTERVIEW,

I WAS THINKING YOU ARE LIKE

THE PSALMS -- THEY WERE THE

GATEKEEPERS, AND IN SONG,

GOD WOULD LITERALLY COME

DOWN AND IN HABIT THAT SONG

AT THE GATE, AT THE DOOR.

I HAVE A SENSE THAT THAT'S

YOU.

OH, WOW!

Gordon: THAT YOU --

YOUR MUSIC IS LITERALLY A

BRIDGE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND

EARTH.

AND GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE

COMES AND INHABITS YOUR

SONG.

AS YOU SING, HE IS

INHABITING THE MUSIC.

WOW, THAT'S THE BEST

COMPLIMENT BY FAR.

THAT'S THE CRY OF MY HEART.

Gordon: HOW DID YOU

ARRIVE AT THE POINT?

AT THE POINT?

Gordon: IN TALKING WITH

CHRISTIANS TODAY, I'M REALLY

GETTING ALMOST A SENSE OF

FRUSTRATION.

YOU KNOW, WHEN IS GOD GOING

TO WRAP THIS UP?

YES.

Gordon: WHEN ARE WE

GOING TO SEE HIM, AND CAN WE

PLEASE HURRY THIS UP?

WHICH IS KIND OF SIMILAR TO

REVELATION.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEHEADED ARE

CRYING OUT TO GOD CONSTANTLY

UNDER THE THRONE.

HOW LONG?

HOW LONG.

Gordon: HOW HAVE YOU

COME TO PEACE WITH THAT?

I'M AN ANALYTICAL THANK

KER AND A - THINKER, A

WRESTLER, AND I UNDERSTAND

THIS VERY WELL.

I SET MY HEART, EVEN BEFORE

THE WHOLE CANCER THING, TO

DEAL WITH GOD.

I KNEW WHERE I WAS GOING

WHEN I DIED, BUT I HAD NO

CLUE WHY I WAS HERE.

I WAS LIVING IN A SMALL

TOWN, AND EVERYTHING I

TOUCHED SEEMED SMALL AND

INSIGNIFICANT.

I SAID, I HAVE GOT TO LOOK

AT GOD AND FIND OUT WHAT HE

WANTS.

HE IS THE CREATOR.

I HAD THE GUTS TO LOOK AT

GOD AND GO, WHAT DO YOU

WANT?

AND HE SAYS IT IN

DEUTERONOMY, AND HE SAYS IT

IN MATTHEW: "YOU SHALL LOVE

THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL

OF YOUR SOUL, YOUR MIND,

YOUR STRENGTH."

AND THE SECOND IS JUST LIKE

IT.

IT ALL BECAME SO SIMPLE ALL

OF A SUDDEN.

HE SEES MY HEART.

IN REVELATION, IT SAYS HE

SEARCHES THE HEART.

HE IS WATCHING.

SO THE APPLAUSE THAT I'M

LIVING FOR IS NOT THE

OPINION OF MAN, MY PARENTS,

MY TEACHERS, EVEN THE VOICE

IN MY OWN HEAD.

THE VOICE, THE APPLAUSE I'M

LIVING FOR, IS HIM.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE'S

GOING TO SAY, DID YOU LEARN

TO LOVE?

IF -- IT'S NOT HOW MANY

STADIUMS DID YOU MAKE, EVEN

NOT HOW MANY IMPAC IM

PEOPLPEOPLE DID YOU

IMPACT?

IT IS DID YOU HONOR HIM.

AND TOTAL HUMANITY AND TOTAL

ABANDONMENT.

WHEN I REALIZED THIS, IT

REVOLUTIONIZED MY LIFE.

I STARTED LIVING FROM THE

INSIDE OUT AND BEFORE HIS

EYES.

BEFORE AN AUDIENCE OF ONE.

IT TOTALLY CHANGED MY LIFE.

Gordon: I IMAGINE IT

DID.

TOTALLY.

EVERYTHING MATTERED ALL OF A

SUDDEN.

Gordon: ARE YOU ABLE TO

FIND THE ETERNITY IN THE

MOMENT?

YES.

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE

THINGS.

AS SOMEONE WHO LOVES

ETERNITY, YOU HAVE A

TENDENCY TO ALWAYS LOOK

FORWARD AND ENDURE THE

MOMENT, TO HOLD YOUR

BREATH.

BUT ETERNITY IS ANYTHING

THAT LASTS FOREVER.

HE SAID A CUP OF COLD WATER

IN HIS NAME HE WOULD

REMEMBER AND REWARD.

SUDDENLY THE ROUTINE,

MUNDANE BORING LIFE THAT I

WAS LIVING BECAME EPIC

BECAUSE HE IS WATCHING.

AND HE IS REMEMBERING.

AND IT WASN'T ABOUT LEADING

WORSHIP AT A BIG

CONFERENCE.

THAT LEFT ME EMPTY.

WHAT I FEEL IS WHEN I FEEL

THE HEAT OF HIS GAZE ON MY

HEART.

EVERY TIME I LAY DOWN AT

NIGHT AND I GO, I REALLY

WANT TO BE YOURS, HE

LITERALLY SEES IT.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN ETERNITY

MATTERS NOW.

Gordon: SHOWING HIMSELF

STRONG TO YOU.

I LOVE IT.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

WRITE YOUR SONGS?

I WRITE MY SONGS

PRIMARILY IN PRAYER ROOM.

WE HAVE A PRAYER ROOM 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

I LEAD TWO TO FOUR HOURS A

DAY.

AND WE'RE SINGING

SCRIPTURE.

LIKE PSALM 45.

USUALLY I'LL GET A CHORUS

AND TAKE IT INTO A PRACTICE

HOUSE AND WORK IT OUT TO

MAKE IT MORE STRUCTURED.

BUT MOST ARE BORN IN A

SPONTANEOUS MOMENT.

Gordon: SO THEY'RE

BIRTHED IN WORSHIP?

YES.

Gordon: I'LL GOING TO

RELEASE YOU TO SING.

GET THIS BOOK, "WHAT'S THE

POINT," AND IT'S AVAILABLE

AT BOOKSTORES NATIONWIDE.

AND SHE HAS A NEW

C.D./D.V.D. CALLED "WHY

WORSHIP, ONLY A SHADOW."

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION

ON THAT, GO TO

700CLUBINTERACTIVE.COM.

AND HERE IS MISTY EDWARDS

SINGING "I WILL WASTE MY

LIFE."

*

*

I WILL WASTE MY LIFE *

* AND I WILL BE TESTED AND

TRIED *

* WIT WITH NO REGRETS

INSIDE OF ME *

* JUST TO FIND THEM AT YOUR

FEET *

* JUST LET ME FIND THEM AT

YOUR FEET *

* I'M IN MY FATHER'S

HOUSE *

* I'LL LEAVE MY MOTHER'S

* I'LL LEAVE ALL I HAVE

KNOWN *

* AND I'LL HAVE NO OTHERS

?OILT OTHERS *

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* AND THERE IS NO COST

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* AND THERE IS NO LOSS

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* I WANT TO TAKE YOUR

NAME *

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* I WANT TO CLING TO YOU

* JESUS

* JUST LET ME CLING TO

YOU *

* JESUS

*

I'LL SAY GOOD-BYE TO MY

FATHER, MY MOTHER *

* I'LL TURN MY BACK ON EVERY

OTHER LOVE *

* I WILL

*

AND I WILL PRAISE ON YOU *

* I'LL SAY GOOD-BYE TO MY

FATHER AND MY MOTHER *

* I'LL TURN MY BACK ON EVERY

OTHER LOVE *

* AND I WILL PRAISE ON

YOU *

* AND I PRAISE ON YOU

* AND I PRAISE ON YOU

* AND ON AND ON AND ON AND

ON AND ON *

* FOR I LOVE YOU

* AND THERE IS NO COST

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* AND THERE IS NO LOSS

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

* I WANT TO TAKE YOUR

NAME *

* OH, HOW I LOVE YOU

*

I WANT TO CLING TO YOU *

*

* JESUS

* JUST LET ME CLING TO

YOU *

* JESUS

* AND WHERE YOU GO, I'LL

GO *

* AND I WILL FOLLOW YOU

* BECAUSE YOU ARE MY WORLD,

*

* AND ITS YOUR EYES I'M

LIVING FOR *

* IT'S YOUR EYES I'M LIVING

FOR *

*

IT'S YOUR EYES I'M LIVING

FOR *

*

OOH, YEAH, YEAH *

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK" IS

MORE THAN JUST A CARTOON.

IT HELPS CHILDREN LEARN

VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS, LIKE

SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE BIBLE

CHARACTERS.

Reporter: SHARRI AND

JOHN DESCRIBE THEIR

SIX-YEAR-OLD SON, JOEL, AS

FUN AND OUTGOING.

SO WHEN IT WAS TIME TO SIGN

UP FOR THEIR CHURCH'S EASTER

PROGRAM, THEY WERE SURE THAT

JOEL WOULD JUMP AT THE

CHANCE.

THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM.

HE HAS A FEAR OF STANDING

IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF

PEOPLE AND PERFORMING.

Reporter: JOEL HAD HIS

OWN WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW HE

FELT.

FRIGHTENED, TERRIFIED.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THEY

TRIED AND TRIED TO CONVINCE

HIM IT WOULD BE FUN, JOEL

WOULD HAVE NO PART OF IT.

THE OTHER KIDS PRACTICED

FOR TWO MONTHS, AND I

REFUSED.

Reporter: ABOUT THAT

TIME, JOEL AND HIS SISTER,

SALA, STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

JOEL LOVED WATCHING THE

"SUPERBOOK" CHARACTERS,

CHRIS, JOY, AND GIZMO.

*

WE PUT IT IN, AND HE

WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER AND

OVER.

AND SO DID OUR DAUGHTER,

SALA.

AND THEY WATCHED IT PROBABLY

50 TIMES THAT FIRST WEEK, AT

LEAST.

Reporter: PRETTY SOON

HE MEMORIZED THE WHOLE

EPISODE, WORD FOR WORD.

THAT GAVE JOHN AN IDEA.

WE WERE WATCHING IT ONE

DAY, AND MY HUSBAND TURNED

TO JOEL, AND HE SAID, LOOK,

JOEL, CHRIS WAS AFRAID TO

PERFORM, BUT WHAT DID DAVID

TELL HIM.

AND HE SAID, HE SAID HE

SHOULD DO IT FOR GOD.

AND MY HUSBAND SAID, THAT'S

RIGHT.

YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF

PERFORMING, BECAUSE IF

YOU'RE DOING IT FOR GOD,

THERE IS NOTHING TO BE

AFRAID OF.

Reporter: THEN ON

EASTER MORNING A CHILD

DECIDED TO DROP OUT OF THE

PROGRAM.

THE PASTOR'S WIFE WALKED

UP TO MY WIFE AND SAID JOEL

WANTS TO PERFORM AND HE IS

GOING TO DO IT FOR GOD.

WE CRIED BECAUSE WE KNEW

HOW MUCH COURAGE IT TOOK FOR

HIM TO SAY THAT.

Reporter: AFTER ONLY 10

MINUTES OF PRACTICE, JOEL

PERFORMED HIS PAR

PERFECTLY.

JOEL SAYS WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT HIM NOT

TO BE AFRAID AND TO TRUST

GOD.

WE JUST STARTED WATCHING

SUPER SOY -- "SUPERBOOK,"

AND THAT JUST ENCOURAGED

ME.

Gordon: GOD WANTS TO

ENCOURAGE CHILDREN.

AND WE WANT TO GET OUT TO

THEM THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

IT WILL BRING THEM LIFE, AND

BRING THEM TRUTH.

WE'RE ASKING YOU, IF YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF IT, TO

HELP US WITH THE PRODUCTION

COSTS.

EACH ONE OF THESE EPISODES

IS VERY EXPENSIVE.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT INTO

38 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES OVER

THE NEXT YEAR AND BROADCAST

IT AROUND THE WORLD.

AND YOU CAN BE PART OF THE

TRANSLATION, YOU CAN BE PART

OF THE DISTRIBUTION, AND YOU

CAN BE PART OF THE

PRODUCTION, TO GET THE BIBLE

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WHAT IT IS, IS FOR A GIFT OF

$25, A DONATION THAT WILL GO

INTO THE PRODUCTION, YOU'LL

GET EACH OF THE NEW EPISODES

THAT ARE COMING OUT.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES OF

THEM.

ONE FOR YOU TO KEEP, AND TWO

FOR YOU TO GIVE AWAY, TO

YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY.

AND IT'S ALL YOURS WHEN YOU

JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

WE'RE STARTING SEASON TWO.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

WITH SEASON ONE, THE 12

EPISODES THAT HAVE ALREADY

BEEN RELEASED, YOU CAN GO

ON cbn.com AND FIND THEM

THERE.

DO IT NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, A FEW YEARS AGO,

LEGENDARY GOSPEL ARTIST

TIMOTHY WRIGHT WAS KILLED BY

A DRUNK DRIVER.

SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED, HE

MADE ONE LAST REQUEST TO HIS

SON.

HEAR HIS LAST WISHES, UP

NEXT.

Gordon: DERRICK WRIGHT

WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE HIS

DAD, BUT AS HIS DAD LAID

DYING IN HIS BED, HE ASKED

DERRICK FOR SOMETHING THAT

DERRICK JUST COULDN'T DO.

DERRICK WRIGHT DOESN'T JUST

PLAY THE DRUMS FOR A

LIVING.

IT'S IN HIS D.N.A.

AS THE SON OF THE LATE

REVEREND TIMOTHY WRIGHT, WHO

IS KNOWN TO MANY AS THE

GODFATHER OF GOSPEL MUSIC,

DERRICK WAS DESTINED TO BE A

MUSICIAN.

*

Reporter: HE WAS ONLY

12 WHEN HE MADE HIS DRUMMING

DEBUT PLAYING IN HIS

FATHER'S BAND.

THEY WEREN'T EXPECTING

THAT FROM A 12-YEAR-OLD

KID.

Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS, HE HONED HIS CRAFT

AND BECAME AN A-LIST DRUMMER

FOR ARTISTS LIKE TONI

BRAXTON, ALICIA KEYS AND

OTHERS.

IN 2006, HE LANDED A GIG AS

MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR THE FAMED

ARTIST ADELE.

STILL, DERRICK DOESN'T ALLOW

HIMSELF TO GET CAUGHT UP IN

THE TRAPPINGS OF SHOW BIZ.

INSTEAD, HE SAYS DRUMMING IS

A WAY TO CONNECT WITH GOD.

I CAN SIT ON THE DRUMS

AND I CAN JUST BE LIKE, YOU

KNOW, LIKE WHEN YOU GO IN

YOUR PRAYER CLOSEST, AND YOU

KNOW THAT'S YOUR PLACE OF

COMFORT, AND YOU CAN JUST GO

TO GOD IN PRAYER.

SOMETIMES I SIT THERE ON THE

DRUMS, PUT MY HEAD DOWN AND

JUST PRAY BEFORE I EVEN

PLAY.

IT IS JUST A GOOD FEELING

THAT YOU GET.

YOU FEEL LIKE GOD HAS GOT

YOUR BACK.

Reporter: HIS FAMILY

LIFE IS CENTRED ON GOD,

TOO.

HE MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEART, MICHELLE, AND

THEY HAVE TWO KIDS WITH ONE

ON THE WAY.

SHE IS NOT ME BECAUS NOT

WITH ME BECAUSE OF THE GLITZ

AND GLAMOUR.

AND SHE REALLY HAS MY BACK.

AND SHE IS COVERING ME,

TOO.

I LOVE HER FOR THAT.

Reporter: DERRICK SAYS

MOST OF HIS LIFE WENT PRETTY

SMOOTHLY, UNTIL JULY 4th,

2008.

HIS BROTHER CALLED HIM AND

TOLD HIM THEIR FATHER,

MOTHER, AND 14-YEAR-OLD

NEPHEW HAD BEEN HIT BY A

DRUNK DRIVER.

HE ALSO TOLD HIM THEIR

MOTHER HAD DIED AT THE

SCENE.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW

I'M, LIKE, SPEEDING DOWN THE

HIGHWAY, TRYING TO GET THERE

AND SEE IF THIS IS TRUE

BECAUSE I'M NOT BELIEVING

IT.

MY WIFE JUST GRABS MY HAND

AND STARTS PRAYING WITH ME.

Reporter: HIS NEPHEW

DIED A DAY LATER, AND HIS

FATHER WAS IN CRITICAL

CONDITION.

DERRICK STARTED TO BURN WITH

ANGER.

I WAS, LIKE, HOW CAN GOD

DO THIS TO US.

MY LITTLE NEPHEW WAS 14

YEARS OLD.

Reporter: HE SAT AT HIS

FATHER'S BEDSIDE FOR MONTHS

AND LISTENED TO HIM SING.

HIS DAD ALSO TALKED ABOUT

FORGIVING THE PERSON

RESPONSIBLE.

BUT DERRICK COULDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY HIS FATHER

WOULD FORGIVE SOMEONE WHO

KILLED THEIR FAMILY.

THE FORGIVENESS, THAT

MADE ME, LIKE, WOW, WHOA.

YOU'RE SITTING ON YOUR DEATH

BED RIGHT NOW AND YOU

FORGIVE THE PERSON THAT DID

THIS?

Reporter: DERRICK

STARTED HAVING LONG TALKS

WITH GOD.

HE OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT HIS

FATHER'S EXAMPLE OF

FORGIVENESS.

JUST SEEING HOW HE CAN BE

IN THIS SITUATION AND HE

STILL FORGAVE, AND I WAS,

LIKE, WOW, THAT'S THE MAN I

WANT TO BE LIKE.

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO

FORGIVE.

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOVE

AND FORGIVE, JUST LIKE THIS

MAN RIGHT HERE, LIKE MY

FATHER.

Reporter: IN TIME,

DERRICK WAS ABLE TO FOLLOW

HIS FATHER'S EXAMPLE.

I HONESTLY CAN SAY THAT I

FORGIVE THE GUY, THE YOUNG

MAN THAT WAS DRIVING DRUNK

ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

Reporter: SEVEN MONTHS

LATER, HIS FATHER PASSED

AWAY.

BY THEN DERRICK HAD MADE

THIS PEACE WITH GOD.

GOD WAS DOING IT FOR ME,

I FELT LIKE, SO HE COULD

TURN CERTAIN THINGS AROUND

IN MY LIFE.

* THE WORLD HAS COME OVER

ME *

* THE LORD HAS COME OVER

ME *

Reporter: NOW DERRICK

DECIDED TO PRODUCE A GOSPEL

ALBUM.

THE ALBUM IS CALLED

"DRIVEN."

IT SEEMED LIKE I HAD A

PUSH TO DO IT, AND I CALLED

IT "DRIVEN" BECAUSE THERE

SOMETHING THAT WAS DRIVING

ME TO DO IT.

Reporter: AND DERRICK

ALSO CONTINUES HIS FATHER'S

MUSIC LEGACY IN NEW YORK.

HE WORKS AT A CHURCH IN

BROOKLYN WHERE HE ENCOURAGES

YOUNG PEOPLE IN MUSIC.

AND ACROSS TOWN, HE DIRECTS

A 300 BOYS' CHOIR AT HIS

FATHER'S FORMER CHURCH.

MY GOAL IS NOT TO BE A

HOUSEHOLD NAME FOR ME, BUT

EVERYBODY CAN KNOW GOD.

AND SHOW THEM THAT GOD IS

GOOD.

AND HE CAN SAVE AND HE CAN

FORGIVE.

HE CAN MAKE YOU FORGIVE WITH

ANYTHING THAT YOU WENT

THROUGH.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER, AND HE

ALWAYS WAS, AND HE ALWAYS

WILL BE.

Gordon: JESUS IS THE

ANSWER.

WITHOUT HIM, YOU CAN'T

REALLY FORGIVE FROM THE

HEART.

BUT THROUGH HIM YOU CAN.

AND JUST IMAGINE HIM HANGING

ON A CROSS, DYING, AND HE

SAYS, "FATHER, FORGIVE THEM

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY

DO."

THAT YOUNG MAN WHO WAS

DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF

THE ROAD, DRIVING AFTER

BEING DRUNK, YOU CAN SAY

WELL, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR

THAT, AND THERE ISN'T.

BUT HE HAD NO IDEA.

HE HAD NO IDEA HOW THAT

JOURNEY WOULD END.

AND TO BE ABLE TO FORGIVE

HIM AND FORGIVE HIM FROM THE

HEART IS A REAL MIRACLE.

IF YOU NEED TO FORGIVE

SOMEONE, I WOULD ENCOURAGE

YOU TO DO THAT AND TO DO IT

OUT LOUD.

AND IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

FINDING THE GRACE TO

FORGIVE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS CALL US, AND WE'RE HERE

FOR YOU.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

I FOUND IN MY OWN LIFE,

SOMETIMES FORGIVENESS IS A

PROCESS, BUT IT STARTS WITH

YOU SAYING IT OUT LOUD.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO SORT

OF PRACTICE THAT, GIVE US A

CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, I'VE GOT

BITTERNESS, I'VE GOT ANGER,

I'VE GOT HURT, I'M STILL

GRIEVING, AND I NEED TO

FORGIVE.

AND WILL YOU HELP ME?

WILL YOU PRAY WE ME?

THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

LET'S GO TO DIMITRIA IN THE

CHATROOM.

DINA IS ASKING FOR US TO

PRAY FOR HER, "MOST OF MY

YEARS I HAVE PRAYED TO FALL

ASLEEP AND NOT WAKE UP.

I HAVE CANCER AND CHRONIC

PAIN IN MY NECK AND KNEES

FROM A CAR ACCIDENT.

I SELDOM LEAVE MY HOUSE, AND

I STRUGGLE WITH ANY THOUGHTS

OF RIDING IN A CAR."

Gordon: JEAN, THE FIRST

THING IS HAVE YOU FORGIVEN

THE PERSON WHO CAUSED THAT

ACCIDENT?

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU CAN BE

SET FREE FROM A LOT OF

THINGS.

LET'S PRAY FOR YOUR HEALING

NOW.

LORD, WE LIFT JEAN FROM YOU

AND WE ASK THAT YOU TAKE

AWAY THAT CANCER FROM HER

BODY NOW, AND THAT YOU TAKE

AWAY ALL OF THAT PAIN IN HER

NECK AND HER BACK AND HER

SHOULDER, THAT YOU REMOVE IT

ALL NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

JEAN, BE HEALED, BE SET

FREE, AND WALK FREELY, WITH

NO FEAR, IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 CHRONICLES:

"LET THE WHOLE EARTH SING TO

THE LORD.

EACH DAY PROCLAIM THE GOOD

NEWS THAT HE SAYS.

PUBLISH HIS GLORIOUS DEEDS

AMONG THE NATIONS.

TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE

AMAZING THINGS HE DOES."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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