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This Christmas Night

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November 2, 2020
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Matt and Laurie sit with Franklin Graham to talk about Billy and Ruth Graham’s book “This Christmas Night” and share old memories of the Graham family growing up during the Christmas seasons.

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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE FROMCOLORADO, PRESIDENT AND
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  • CEO OF THE BILLY GRAHAMEVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
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  • AND OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE,FRANKLIN GRAHAM.
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  • ♪♪
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  • AND NOW MATT ANDLAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WECERTAINLY WISH THAT IT
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  • WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLECOLDER HERE IN SOUTHERN
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  • COLORADO, BUT THIS ISSOUTHERN COLORADO.
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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAYHERE, AND WE ARE WITH
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  • FRANKLIN GRAHAM.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BETALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS.
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  • THIS MONTH, OUR MONTHLYRESOURCE OFFER THAT WE
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  • HAVE AVAILABLE OR OURGIFT OFFER FOR YOU THIS
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  • MONTH COMES COURTESY OFDOCTOR BILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM
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  • AND THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT .
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  • SO FRANKLIN, IF WE'REGOING TO TALK ABOUT
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  • CHRISTMAS, THEN YOU'REGOING TO HAVE TO TAKE US
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  • INTO THE GRAHAM HOME.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TOTAKE US INTO WHAT IT
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  • WAS LIKE.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVETO KIND OF DO THAT.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKINGABOUT THE MEANING OF
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  • CHRISTMAS WHICH OF COURSEIS THE ULTIMATE POINT.
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  • BUT LET'S START WITHCHRISTMAS MEMORIES,
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  • CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS,AND WHAT IT MEANT AT THE
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  • GRAHAM FAMILY.
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  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM:MY MOTHER MADE CHRISTMAS FUN.
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  • AND SHE LIKE I THINK ALLMOMS, WE MADE COOKIES,
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  • CHRISTMAS COOKIES, ANDSHE DECORATED THE HOUSE
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  • FROM ONE ENDTO THE OTHER.
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  • AND IT WAS JUSTABSOLUTELY STUNNING.
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  • AND OUR HOMEWAS A LOG HOME.
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  • AND IT WAS VERY RUSTIC.
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  • MY MOTHER, BACK IN THE50'S SHE BUILT THIS HOUSE
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  • OUT OF USED LUMBER, ANDTHE LOGS WERE HAND HUED
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  • FROM LOG CABINS.
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  • ALL THE LOGS WERE ABOUT200 YEARS OLD, SO JUST A
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  • MAGNIFICENT HOMETHAT WE GREW UP IN.
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  • SO SHE JUST DECORATED IT.
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  • CHRISTMAS EVE, MY FATHERWOULD READ THE CHRISTMAS
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  • STORY OR PART OF IT.
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  • AND THEN WE'D CONCLUDEIT ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.
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  • BEFORE WE OPENED GIFTS,BEFORE WE HAD BREAKFAST,
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  • BEFORE WE DID ANYTHING WEAS A FAMILY GOT ON OUR
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  • KNEES AND PRAYED.
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  • NOW, WE DID NOT JUST ONCHRISTMAS AS A FAMILY.
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  • EVERY DAY WE HADDEVOTIONS IN THE MORNING
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  • BEFORE WE WENT TO SCHOOL.
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  • WE WOULD PRAY FOR FAMILYAND FRIENDS AND PEOPLE
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  • THAT WEREN'T WITH US ORPEOPLE WE KNEW THAT WERE
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  • SICK THAT CHRISTMAS, ANDSO OUR PARENTS ALWAYS
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  • KEPT THE SPIRITUAL AS THEFOCUS, BUT AT THE SAME
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  • TIME FUN.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - AND I REMEMBER ONETIME, OH, I MISBEHAVED
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  • NOT ON CHRISTMAS BUTSOMETIME THAT YEAR.
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  • SO MY MOTHER, WE ALWAYSPUT STOCKINGS UP, RIGHT,
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  • AND THE STOCKINGS WOULDHAVE OVERFLOWING WITH THINGS.
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  • SHE HID MY STOCKINGBEHIND THE COUCH.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • AND SHE HAD A STOCKINGWITH SWITCHES AND ASHES.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - AND I'M TALKING ABOUTA BUNDLE OF SWITCHES
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  • COMING OUT.
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  • AND THEN ASHES HAD FALLENDOWN THE SIDE OF
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  • THE STOCKING.
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  • ON THE FLOOR WAS THIS BIGPILE OF ASHES, AND I JUST
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  • BLINKED AND I COULDN'TBELIEVE THIS HAD
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  • HAPPENED TO ME.
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  • I THOUGHT, WHATTHE IN WORLD?
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  • SO I WENT BACK UPSTAIRSAND WHEN MAMA CALLED US
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  • ALL FOR, YOU KNOW, TOCOME IN, NORMALLY WE'D
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  • ALL RUN INTO THE LIVINGROOM, AND I JUST KIND OF
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  • MOSIED INTO THE LIVINGROOM HOPING THAT MAYBE
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  • WHAT I HAD SEEN EARLIERTHAT MORNING WOULDN'T
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  • BE TRUE.
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  • AND WHEN I GOT THERE, LOAND BEHOLD THERE WAS THAT
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  • STOCKING FULL OF ASHESAND SWITCHES, AND IT WAS
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  • MY STOCKING.
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  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW IFI SHOULD CRY OR WHAT.
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  • BUT I REMEMBER MAMA JUSTGIGGLING AND LAUGHING AND
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  • WITHIN A FEW MINUTES HERESHE CAME WITH THE REAL
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  • STOCKING SHEHAD BEEN HIDING.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • SHE MADE IT FUN.
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  • AND I JUST THINK ASCHILDREN, I LOOK BACK AT
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  • OUR HOME, THE LOVE THATWE HAD IN OUR HOME, THE
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  • JOY THAT WE HAD IN OURHOME, IT WASN'T WHAT WE
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  • GOT AND AS KIDS WE ALWAYSLIKED GETTING GIFTS, BUT
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  • I JUST I REMEMBERTHE SPIRITUAL.
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  • MY MOTHER AND FATHERALWAYS REMINDING US AS A
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  • FAMILY WHY JESUS CHRISTCAME, AND SO AS A FAMILY
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  • WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT.
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  • AND THIS BOOK, MATT, IT'S-- WE'VE GOT SOME STORIES
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  • IN HERE.
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  • WE'VE GOT HYMNS IN HERE.
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  • WE'VE GOT SEVERALMESSAGES THAT MY FATHER
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  • HAS WRITTEN ABOUTCHRISTMAS WE'VE COMPILED
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  • AND PUT IN HERE.
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  • MANY PEOPLE USE THISAS A DEVOTIONAL.
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  • - UH-HUH.
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  • - FOR CHRISTMAS.
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  • AND I WOULD CERTAINLYRECOMMEND A PERSON USING
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  • THAT AS A DEVOTION FORTHE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
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  • I THINK IT'S ANINCREDIBLE BOOK.
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  • SO CHRISTMAS WAS JUST ASPECIAL TIME FOR US, AND
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  • EVEN FOR MY FAMILY, MYWIFE JANE AND I, FOR
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  • OUR CHILDREN.
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  • WE HAVE THE GIFTS AND ALLTHAT, WE NOW DO IT FOR
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  • OUR 12 GRANDCHILDREN ANDMAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF
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  • IT, BUT WE READ THECHRISTMAS STORY IN MY
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  • HOME JUST LIKE MY PARENTSDID WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.
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  • [ CHURCH BELLS TOLL ]
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  • - AND THERE WERE IN THESAME COUNTRY SHEPHERDS
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  • ABIDING IN THE FIELDKEEPING WATCH OVER THEIR
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  • FLOCK BY NIGHT.
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  • AND LO, THE ANGEL OF THELORD CAME UPON THEM AND
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  • THE GLORY OF THE LORDSHONE ROUND ABOUT THEM,
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  • AND THEY WERE SO AFRAID.
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  • AND THE ANGEL SAIDUNTO THEM, FEAR NOT.
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  • FOR BEHOLD, I BRING YOUGOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY
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  • WHICH SHALL BE FOR ALLPEOPLE FOR UNTO YOU IS
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  • BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITYOF DAVID A SAVIOR WHICH
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  • IS CHRIST, THE LORD.
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  • AND THIS SHALL BEA SIGN UNTO YOU.
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  • YE SHALL FIND THE BABEWRAPPED IN SWADDLING
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  • CLOTHES LYINGIN A MANGER.
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  • AND SUDDENLY THEREWAS WITH THE ANGEL A
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  • MULTITUDE OF HEAVENLYHOSTS PRAISING GOD AND
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  • SAYING GLORY TO GOD INTHE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH
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  • PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: THISCHRISTMAS MIGHT LOOK
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  • REALLY DIFFERENTFOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.
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  • A LOT DIFFERENT MAYBEFROM LAST YEAR.
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  • CAN YOU SPEAK TOTHAT IN ANY WAY?
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  • - WELL, LET ME JUSTSOMETHING MY MOTHER
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  • TAUGHT ME, ALL OF US NOTJUST ME BUT ALL OF US
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  • CHILDREN GROWINGUP, TO HELP OTHERS.
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  • AND MY MOTHER AND FATHERHAD A CHECKING ACCOUNT,
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  • AND THEY CALLED IT THEHELP FUND, AND IT WAS
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  • JUST IF DADDY GOT ANHONORARIUM FOR SPEAKING
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  • SOMEWHERE OR SOMETHING,THEY PUT IT IN THAT HELP
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  • FUND, AND THEY'D LOOK FORPEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY
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  • THAT NEEDED HELP.
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  • MAYBE THEIR HOUSE BURNEDDOWN OR MAYBE THEY'D LOST
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  • THEIR JOB AND PEOPLEWERE OUT OF WORK, AND
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  • CHRISTMAS WAS COMING.
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  • AND THEY KNEW THAT A FEWHUNDRED DOLLARS HERE OR
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  • THERE COULD MAKE A BIGDIFFERENCE IN A
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  • PERSON'S CHRISTMAS.
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  • THEY LOOKED AROUND FORPEOPLE TO HELP, AND NOW,
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  • THEY DID THAT QUIETLY.
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  • THEY DIDN'T MAKE ABIG DEAL ABOUT IT.
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  • THEY DIDN'T ADVERTISE IT.
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  • THEY JUST QUIETLY MYENTIRE LIFE WERE HELPING
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  • PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY,LOCAL PEOPLE.
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  • SO THEIR FAITH WAS REAL.
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  • AND WHEN WE COME TOCHRISTMAS, BECAUSE OF THE
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  • COMMERCIALISM AND ALL THEOTHER STUFF, IT WOULD BE
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  • VERY EASY TO LOSE SIGHT.
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  • MY MOTHER AND FATHERBELIEVED THE SCRIPTURES
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  • COVER TO COVER.
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  • WE WORSHIPPED THE KING ATCHRISTMAS, BUT QUIETLY
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  • THEY LIVED OUT WHAT THEYBELIEVED BY JUST HELPING
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  • OTHER PEOPLE INTIME OF NEED.
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  • - SO I WANT YOU TO KNOWIS THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT ,
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  • REFLECTIONS FROM OURHEART TO YOUR HOME, IS
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  • OUR MONTHLY RESOURCEOFFER HERE IN NOVEMBER OF
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  • 2020, AND IT'S ABOUTBILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM'S
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  • REFLECTIONS ON CHRISTMASIN THE GRAHAM HOME.
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  • WATCH THIS.
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  • - TOM NEWMAN: FRIENDS,ONE TIME WHEN WE WERE
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  • FILMING IN THE GARDENOF GETHSEMANE, WE WERE
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  • STANDING JUST FEET AWAYFROM WHERE JESUS PRAYED
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  • AND SWEAT DROPS OF BLOODBEFORE HE WENT TO
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  • THE CROSS.
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  • I WAS OVERWHELMED BY THEINCREDIBLE COST OF
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  • HIS SACRIFICE.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS SACRIFICETO TBN ALLOWS US TO REACH
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  • THE NATIONS WITH THATGIFT OF REDEMPTION.
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  • AS OUR THANK YOUFOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY
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  • AMOUNT TO TBN, WE'LLSEND YOU BILLY AND RUTH
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  • GRAHAM'S CLASSIC BOOK,"THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT".
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  • THIS BEAUTIFULLYILLUSTRATED WORK IS A
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  • LOVE LETTER ASSURING USTHAT WE ARE NOT ALONE.
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  • - I HOPE THIS BOOK ISA BLESSING TO PEOPLE.
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  • IT'S GOT NOT ONLYMESSAGES FROM MY FATHER,
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  • BUT IT'S FILLEDWITH SCRIPTURE.
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  • THEN THE PORTRAIT COMESFROM MY MOTHER'S HEART.
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  • WHEN YOU READ IT,
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  • YOU'RE READING HERHEART COMING OUT.
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  • - EVERY GENEROUS TAXDEDUCTIBLE GIFT YOU MAKE
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  • HELPS TBN REACH THEWORLD WITH THE
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  • TRANSFORMING LOVE OF JESUS.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU FORPARTNERING WITH THE
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  • GLOBAL MISSION OF TBN.
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  • - OKAY, SO WE ALL KNOW,EVERYONE WATCHING THIS
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  • BROADCAST COULD GOOGLEYOUR FATHER AND KNOW THAT
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  • HE BASICALLY SERVED EVERYPRESIDENT, YOU KNOW,
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  • FOR A 40 YEAR SPAN OR SO,AND THE PUBLIC SIDE OF
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  • THE GRAHAM FAMILY ISPRETTY WELL KNOWN.
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  • THERE WAS THIS PUBLICPERSONA THAT IF THERE HAD
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  • BEEN A NATIONAL TRAGEDY,
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  • THEN WE EXPECT DR. BILLYGRAHAM TO GO AND
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  • SPEAK TO US ALL ANDWE UNDERSTAND THAT.
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  • AT 9/11 YOUR FATHER TOOKA PULPIT AND WALKED INTO
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  • THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL ANDSPOKE AND CALMED THE NATION.
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  • SO NOW WE GET A GLIMPSEBEHIND THE CURTAIN IN
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  • THAT THERE WAS ACOUNTERBALANCE TO ALL OF
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  • THE CEREMONY THAT WOULDHAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN
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  • MEETING PRESIDENTS, ANDBEING WITH PRESIDENTS,
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  • AND PRAYING WITHPRESIDENTS,
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  • AND CALMING THE NATIONIN NATIONAL TRAGEDIES.
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  • AND WHAT THIS BOOK HASDONE IS YOU'VE COMPILED
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  • THE GRAHAM FAMILY KINDOF-THESE ARE WHAT YOU
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  • LIVED YOUR LIFE, BUTTHERE WAS SOME FUN
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  • ATTACHED TO IT.
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  • AND I DON'T KNOW WHATI WAS GONNA EXPECT,
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  • BUT AT SOME POINT I'MTHRILLED TO HEAR THAT
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  • YOUR SENSE OF HUMORCAME FROM YOUR MOM,
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  • AND THE PRANKS THAT YOUPULL ON YOUR FELLOW
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  • EVANGELISTS AND STUFFLIKE THAT OBVIOUSLY COMES
  • 00:10:43.766 --> 00:10:47.603
  • FROM THE DNA STRAINFROM YOUR MOTHER.
  • 00:10:47.703 --> 00:10:49.672
  • - WELL, UM, PROBABLYYEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:10:49.772 --> 00:10:53.509
  • THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:10:53.609 --> 00:10:55.144
  • WE TALK ABOUT WHAT THEFIRST CHRISTMAS WOULD
  • 00:10:55.244 --> 00:10:57.747
  • HAVE BEEN LIKE.
  • 00:10:57.847 --> 00:10:59.949
  • JESUS WAS BORN IN AMANGER, IN A STALL.
  • 00:11:00.049 --> 00:11:05.755
  • MAYBE YOU WOULDCALL IT A BARN,
  • 00:11:05.855 --> 00:11:08.357
  • BUT IT WASN'T A BARN.
  • 00:11:08.457 --> 00:11:09.792
  • IT WAS ACTUALLY A CAVETHAT THEY PUT THE ANIMALS
  • 00:11:09.892 --> 00:11:12.762
  • IN AND HAD A MANGER FORTHE ANIMALS TO EAT OUT
  • 00:11:12.862 --> 00:11:16.999
  • OF, BUT IT WAS A BARN.
  • 00:11:17.099 --> 00:11:18.934
  • SO WHEN YOU THINK OF--IT WASN'T HOLLY
  • 00:11:19.034 --> 00:11:26.142
  • AND PINE SCENT. IT HAD--
  • 00:11:26.242 --> 00:11:27.777
  • - MATT: CINNAMON.
  • 00:11:27.877 --> 00:11:30.780
  • - IT HAD ANIMALS AND THETHINGS THAT ANIMALS LEAVE
  • 00:11:30.880 --> 00:11:33.449
  • BEHIND, SO THAT WAS THESCENT OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:11:33.549 --> 00:11:38.254
  • A FEW YEARS AGO I WASSAYING WHAT COULD I SEND
  • 00:11:38.354 --> 00:11:40.790
  • GREG LAURIE. WE HAD A,WE HAD A LIVE NATIVITY,
  • 00:11:40.890 --> 00:11:48.030
  • AND WE HAD SOME CAMELSIN THIS LIVE NATIVITY.
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:50.633
  • IT WAS AT THE BILLYGRAHAM LIBRARY.
  • 00:11:50.733 --> 00:11:52.835
  • WE EVEN HAD MONKEYSIN THE NATIVITY.
  • 00:11:52.935 --> 00:11:55.271
  • SOME PEOPLE WOULDCOME BY AND SAY WELL,
  • 00:11:55.371 --> 00:11:57.406
  • WHERE'D THEMONKEYS COME FROM?
  • 00:11:57.506 --> 00:11:59.608
  • WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS--
  • 00:11:59.708 --> 00:12:01.076
  • THERE MIGHT HAVE BEENA MONKEY IN THERE,
  • 00:12:01.177 --> 00:12:03.779
  • SO WE MAKE THENATIVITY KIND OF FUN.
  • 00:12:03.879 --> 00:12:06.916
  • I WANT TO GET ANALLIGATOR IN THERE BUT
  • 00:12:07.016 --> 00:12:09.885
  • THEY, THE PEOPLE THAT DOTHE ANIMALS SAID IT WAS
  • 00:12:09.985 --> 00:12:12.421
  • TOO COLD FOR AN ALLIGATOR,SO THEY WON'T LET ME.
  • 00:12:12.521 --> 00:12:14.857
  • BUT I TOLD MY SONROY, I SAID ROY,
  • 00:12:14.957 --> 00:12:17.159
  • GO GET A LITTLE BIT OFTHAT CAMEL POOP OVER
  • 00:12:17.259 --> 00:12:21.997
  • THERE AND SHOVEL IT UPAND PUT IT IN A ZIPLOCK BAG.
  • 00:12:22.097 --> 00:12:26.335
  • DAD, WHAT DO YOUWANT THAT FOR?
  • 00:12:26.435 --> 00:12:27.903
  • I SAID I WANT TO SEND ITTO GREG LAURIE BECAUSE
  • 00:12:28.003 --> 00:12:31.307
  • THAT'S THE TRUESMELL OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:12:31.407 --> 00:12:34.443
  • AND WE WERE GONNAGIVE THAT TO HIM AS A
  • 00:12:34.543 --> 00:12:35.811
  • CHRISTMAS GIFT.HE WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:12:35.911 --> 00:12:38.280
  • AND WE SHRUNKWRAPPED THE THING,
  • 00:12:38.380 --> 00:12:40.416
  • AND DOUBLE RAPPED IT, ANDPUT IT IN I THINK IT WAS
  • 00:12:40.516 --> 00:12:42.885
  • ONE OF THESE CANISTERSTHAT FRUITCAKE COMES IN,
  • 00:12:42.985 --> 00:12:47.122
  • AND WE PUT IT IN THAT ANDSEALED IT AND WRAPPED IT UP.
  • 00:12:47.223 --> 00:12:50.025
  • SO GREG I THINK THOUGHTHE WAS GETTING A REAL
  • 00:12:50.125 --> 00:12:52.361
  • NICE GIFT, AND I'M NOTSURE HE APPRECIATED IT AS
  • 00:12:52.461 --> 00:12:56.966
  • MUCH AS WE APPRECIATEDGIVING IT TO HIM.
  • 00:12:57.066 --> 00:12:58.767
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:12:58.868 --> 00:13:01.871
  • WE PLAY JOKES LIKETHAT ON EACH OTHER
  • 00:13:01.971 --> 00:13:03.806
  • FROM TIME TO TIME.BUT THE BOOK ALSO HAS,
  • 00:13:03.906 --> 00:13:05.774
  • MY MOTHER WAS A POET.SHE WROTE POETRY,
  • 00:13:05.875 --> 00:13:09.211
  • AND SOME OF HER POETRYIS IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:13:09.311 --> 00:13:11.714
  • SOME OF HER FAVORITEHYMNS WE'VE GOT HERE IN
  • 00:13:11.814 --> 00:13:15.150
  • THIS BOOK. SO IT'S NOTJUST THE GRAHAM FAMILY,
  • 00:13:15.251 --> 00:13:18.821
  • BUT IT'S THINGS THATMEANT SOMETHING TO MY
  • 00:13:18.921 --> 00:13:20.956
  • MOTHER AND FATHER, THEPORTRAIT AND THE HYMNS
  • 00:13:21.056 --> 00:13:23.993
  • AND SO FORTH, ANDTHE PORTRAIT COMES
  • 00:13:24.093 --> 00:13:26.095
  • FROM MY MOTHER'S HEART.WHEN YOU READ IT,
  • 00:13:26.195 --> 00:13:28.464
  • YOU'RE READING HERHEART COMING OUT.
  • 00:13:28.564 --> 00:13:32.301
  • - THERE IS ALSO THE IDEATHAT THERE CAN BE FUN,
  • 00:13:32.401 --> 00:13:37.172
  • AND THAT'S WHATYOU'RE EXPERIENCING,
  • 00:13:37.273 --> 00:13:39.441
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU'RETELLING US.
  • 00:13:39.541 --> 00:13:40.576
  • YOU'RE GIVING US A LOOKAT THE BALANCE OF THAT.
  • 00:13:40.676 --> 00:13:43.913
  • - WELL, MY MOTHER ANDFATHER ARE BURIED IN
  • 00:13:44.013 --> 00:13:46.482
  • CHARLOTTE AT THEBILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY.
  • 00:13:46.582 --> 00:13:49.251
  • AND AT CHRISTMAS, WE TAKETHAT FUN TO THE LIBRARY
  • 00:13:49.351 --> 00:13:53.656
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT'SEXACTLY WHAT MY MOTHER
  • 00:13:53.756 --> 00:13:55.457
  • WOULD WANT. SO WEDECORATE THE LIBRARY,
  • 00:13:55.557 --> 00:13:58.527
  • NOT WITH SANTA CLAUS, BUTWITH THE HOLLY AND ALL
  • 00:13:58.627 --> 00:14:01.563
  • THE LIGHTS, AND IT'S APLACE TO GO AND SPEND
  • 00:14:01.664 --> 00:14:04.733
  • CHRISTMAS AND HAVE ATRADITIONAL KIND OF
  • 00:14:04.833 --> 00:14:06.735
  • CHRISTMAS MEAL, AND JUSTTAKE THE FAMILY ON A
  • 00:14:06.835 --> 00:14:11.573
  • HORSE RIDE THROUGH THEPROPERTY. SO WE STILL,
  • 00:14:11.674 --> 00:14:14.777
  • I THINK LET'S MAKECHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
  • 00:14:14.877 --> 00:14:17.746
  • IT SHOULD BE SPECIAL.FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:14:17.846 --> 00:14:19.381
  • IT'S THE BIRTHDAY OFJESUS CHRIST, GOD'S SON.
  • 00:14:19.481 --> 00:14:24.119
  • GOD COMING TO THIS EARTHIN THE FORM OF A MAN FOR
  • 00:14:24.219 --> 00:14:27.723
  • THE PURPOSE OF SAVINGMANKIND FROM SIN.
  • 00:14:27.823 --> 00:14:30.192
  • AND THAT IS ASPECIAL DAY.
  • 00:14:30.292 --> 00:14:31.760
  • WE SHOULD TREATTHAT DAY SPECIAL.
  • 00:14:31.860 --> 00:14:34.330
  • AND NOT ONLY SHOULDWE BE REVERENT,
  • 00:14:34.430 --> 00:14:38.534
  • BUT THERE'S NO REASONWHY WE CAN'T BE JOYOUS
  • 00:14:38.634 --> 00:14:41.470
  • BECAUSE WESHOULD BE HAPPY.
  • 00:14:41.570 --> 00:14:43.238
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:14:43.339 --> 00:14:44.306
  • THAT'S WHAT THE STORY OFCHRISTMAS, THAT'S WHAT,
  • 00:14:44.406 --> 00:14:47.343
  • YOU KNOW, I MEAN WHEN YOUTALK ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS
  • 00:14:47.443 --> 00:14:50.846
  • OF WHAT WE'RE REALLYDEALING WITH.
  • 00:14:50.946 --> 00:14:52.781
  • THIS MONTH OFNOVEMBER, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:14:52.881 --> 00:14:54.817
  • THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT ISOUR MONTHLY RESOURCE OFFER.
  • 00:14:54.917 --> 00:14:59.388
  • BILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM.
  • 00:14:59.488 --> 00:15:01.190
  • GETTING A PEEK INSIDE OFTHE KIND OF RIGHT INSIDE
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:05.527
  • THE GRAHAM FAMILY,AND FRANKLIN,
  • 00:15:05.627 --> 00:15:08.130
  • YOU WERE THERE SO YOU'REGONNA GIVE US YOUR
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:10.399
  • FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGEOF ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:15:10.499 --> 00:15:12.534
  • REFLECTIONS FROM OURHEARTS TO YOUR HOME.
  • 00:15:12.634 --> 00:15:15.137
  • YOU CALLED IT ALMOSTLIKE A DEVOTIONAL DURING
  • 00:15:15.237 --> 00:15:18.073
  • THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
  • 00:15:18.173 --> 00:15:20.275
  • IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU HEREIN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.
  • 00:15:20.376 --> 00:15:22.945
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:15:23.045 --> 00:15:24.480
  • - FRIENDS, ONE TIME WHENWE WERE FILMING IN THE
  • 00:15:24.580 --> 00:15:26.448
  • GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, WEWERE STANDING JUST FEET
  • 00:15:26.548 --> 00:15:29.351
  • AWAY FROM WHERE JESUSPRAYED AND SWEAT DROPS OF
  • 00:15:29.451 --> 00:15:32.254
  • BLOOD BEFORE HEWENT TO THE CROSS.
  • 00:15:32.354 --> 00:15:34.890
  • YOUR GENEROUS SACRIFICETO TBN ALLOWS US TO REACH
  • 00:15:34.990 --> 00:15:38.260
  • THE NATIONS WITH THATGIFT OF REDEMPTION.
  • 00:15:38.360 --> 00:15:40.596
  • AS OUR THANK YOU FOR YOURGIFT OF ANY AMOUNT TO TBN,
  • 00:15:40.696 --> 00:15:43.632
  • WE'LL SEND YOUBILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM'S
  • 00:15:43.732 --> 00:15:45.634
  • CLASSIC BOOK, THISCHRISTMAS NIGHT.
  • 00:15:45.734 --> 00:15:48.704
  • EVERY GENEROUS TAXDEDUCTIBLE GIFT YOU MAKE
  • 00:15:48.804 --> 00:15:51.140
  • HELPS TBN REACH THEWORLD FOR JESUS.
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:53.809
  • [CHRISTMAS BELLS RINGING]
  • 00:15:53.909 --> 00:15:59.014
  • - BILLY GRAHAM: CHRISTMASIS THE MOST THRILLING
  • 00:15:59.114 --> 00:16:00.382
  • SEASON OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:16:00.482 --> 00:16:02.184
  • IT'S A TIME WHEN WECELEBRATE JESUS' BIRTH
  • 00:16:02.284 --> 00:16:05.054
  • IN A MANGER IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:16:05.154 --> 00:16:07.723
  • AND REMEMBER THEANGEL'S MESSAGE,
  • 00:16:07.823 --> 00:16:09.825
  • DO NOT BE AFRAID,
  • 00:16:09.925 --> 00:16:11.660
  • I BRING YOU GOODNEWS OF GREAT JOY
  • 00:16:11.760 --> 00:16:14.496
  • THAT WILL BE FOR ALL THEPEOPLE. TODAY IN THE
  • 00:16:14.596 --> 00:16:18.000
  • TOWN OF DAVID, A SAVIORHAS BEEN BORN TO YOU.
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:22.838
  • HE'S CHRIST THE LORD.
  • 00:16:22.938 --> 00:16:25.707
  • THE RELEVANCE OF JESUS'BIRTH IS AS TRUE TODAY
  • 00:16:25.808 --> 00:16:30.012
  • AS IT WAS CENTURIES AGO.
  • 00:16:30.112 --> 00:16:32.848
  • GOD SENT HIS SON AS ASIGN OF HIS LOVE FOR EACH
  • 00:16:32.948 --> 00:16:36.852
  • OF US, AND THAT SONDIED ON THE CROSS AS AN
  • 00:16:36.952 --> 00:16:41.290
  • ATONEMENT FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:16:41.390 --> 00:16:43.759
  • WE CAN HAVE FORGIVENESS,WE CAN HAVE PEACE AND
  • 00:16:43.859 --> 00:16:46.829
  • KNOW THAT ALL OF OURSINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN
  • 00:16:46.929 --> 00:16:49.798
  • BECAUSE OF WHAT HEDID ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:16:49.898 --> 00:16:52.067
  • AND EACH CHRISTMAS WECELEBRATE THIS MOST
  • 00:16:52.167 --> 00:16:55.170
  • PRECIOUS GIFT AND THEHOPE IT REPRESENTS
  • 00:16:55.270 --> 00:16:58.574
  • FOR ALL OF MANKIND.
  • 00:16:58.674 --> 00:17:00.642
  • SADLY, FOR MANY PEOPLE,
  • 00:17:00.742 --> 00:17:03.345
  • CHRISTMAS IS THE LONELIESTTIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:17:03.445 --> 00:17:06.748
  • PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS ORRETIREMENT HOMES, MEMBERS OF
  • 00:17:06.849 --> 00:17:10.185
  • OUR ARMED FORCES SO MANYMILES AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILY
  • 00:17:10.285 --> 00:17:13.722
  • AND FRIENDS, MANY OF YOUTONIGHT ARE ALSO
  • 00:17:13.822 --> 00:17:17.693
  • FACING A PERSONAL CRISIS.
  • 00:17:17.793 --> 00:17:20.295
  • THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH YOURMARRIAGE, YOUR CHILDREN, OR
  • 00:17:20.395 --> 00:17:23.732
  • YOUR JOB, AN ADDICTION TOJOB OR ALCOHOL, THE DEATH OR
  • 00:17:23.832 --> 00:17:28.403
  • ILLNESS OF A LOVED ONE.
  • 00:17:28.504 --> 00:17:31.640
  • OTHERS JUST FEEL ANEMPTINESS INSIDE, A
  • 00:17:31.740 --> 00:17:35.110
  • KNOWLEDGE THAT SOMETHING ISMISSING, BUT YOU
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.646
  • DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:17:37.746 --> 00:17:39.548
  • WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS WE FACEAND SO MANY WARS,
  • 00:17:39.648 --> 00:17:41.950
  • WHERE IS JESUS?
  • 00:17:42.050 --> 00:17:44.520
  • TONIGHT, HE IS ALIVE, AND HECAN BE WITH EACH ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:17:44.620 --> 00:17:50.325
  • THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGETELLS US THAT.
  • 00:17:50.425 --> 00:17:52.761
  • IT ANSWERS ALL THE QUESTIONSTHAT HAVE PLAGUED THE HUMAN
  • 00:17:52.861 --> 00:17:55.898
  • RACE SINCE TIME BEGAN.
  • 00:17:55.998 --> 00:17:58.267
  • IT GOES STRAIGHT TO OURSEARCHING HEARTS AND TELLS
  • 00:17:58.367 --> 00:18:01.303
  • US THAT CHRIST ALONE CANBRING US LASTING PEACE,
  • 00:18:01.403 --> 00:18:05.474
  • PEACE WITH GOD, PEACE AMONGPEOPLE AND NATIONS, AND
  • 00:18:05.574 --> 00:18:10.145
  • PEACE WITHIN OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:18:10.245 --> 00:18:12.848
  • - JUST TAKE THE OPPORTUNITYOF TALKING ABOUT THIS
  • 00:18:12.948 --> 00:18:15.651
  • CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND WHAT ITREALLY MEANS IN SOMEBODY'S
  • 00:18:15.751 --> 00:18:19.788
  • LIFE, AND LEAD PEOPLETO THE LORD, WHY NOT?
  • 00:18:19.888 --> 00:18:23.125
  • - CHRISTMAS ISABOUT GOD'S LOVE.
  • 00:18:23.225 --> 00:18:27.429
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD SOLOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE
  • 00:18:27.529 --> 00:18:31.900
  • HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THATWHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:35.737
  • SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT SHOULDHAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:18:35.837 --> 00:18:39.608
  • THE BIBLE MAKES IT VERY CLEARTHAT ALL OF US HAVE SINNED,
  • 00:18:39.708 --> 00:18:43.011
  • AND WE HAVE COME SHORTOF GOD'S STANDARD.
  • 00:18:43.111 --> 00:18:46.381
  • AND THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEARTHAT THE PENALTY FOR
  • 00:18:46.481 --> 00:18:49.651
  • SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:18:49.751 --> 00:18:52.254
  • JESUS CHRIST CAME TO THISEARTH TO SAVE ME, BUT HE
  • 00:18:52.354 --> 00:18:57.259
  • CAME TO THIS EARTH TO SAVEYOU, AND I WAS 22 YEARS OLD
  • 00:18:57.359 --> 00:19:00.929
  • WHEN I ASKED JESUS CHRIST TOCOME INTO MY HEART
  • 00:19:01.029 --> 00:19:02.798
  • AND INTO MY LIFE.
  • 00:19:02.898 --> 00:19:04.166
  • NOW, FOR YEARS, I TRIEDTO RUN MY OWN LIFE.
  • 00:19:04.266 --> 00:19:06.802
  • I THOUGHT I COULD MAKEMYSELF HAPPY, BUT I JUST
  • 00:19:06.902 --> 00:19:11.940
  • FOUND MYSELF GETTING MOREMISERABLE GOING DEEPER AND
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:14.843
  • DEEPER INTO SINAND JUST MISERY.
  • 00:19:14.943 --> 00:19:18.547
  • AND ONE DAY I JUST WOKEUP, AND I SAID, GOD, I'VE
  • 00:19:18.647 --> 00:19:22.784
  • SINNED, FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:19:22.884 --> 00:19:24.620
  • AND I'LL GIVE YOU MY LIFE IFYOU'LL TAKE THE PIECES OF MY
  • 00:19:24.720 --> 00:19:27.756
  • LIFE AND PUT IT TOGETHER ANDMAKE SENSE OUT OF IT,
  • 00:19:27.856 --> 00:19:29.691
  • YOU CAN HAVE IT.
  • 00:19:29.791 --> 00:19:30.826
  • AND WHEN I PRAYED THATPRAYER, I MEANT IT, AND HE
  • 00:19:30.926 --> 00:19:32.861
  • TOOK MY LIFE, AND HE'S BEENWORKING ON ME EVER SINCE.
  • 00:19:32.961 --> 00:19:36.565
  • BUT THE BIBLE IS CLEARTHAT GOD LOVES US.
  • 00:19:36.665 --> 00:19:38.834
  • THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUTTHAT, AND JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:19:38.934 --> 00:19:41.069
  • DIDN'T COME TO THISWORLD TO CONDEMN YOU.
  • 00:19:41.169 --> 00:19:43.839
  • HE CAME HERE TO SAVE YOU,AND YOU HAVE TO RESPOND BY
  • 00:19:43.939 --> 00:19:48.744
  • ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST ASSAVIOR AND LET HIM BE THE
  • 00:19:48.844 --> 00:19:52.314
  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:52.414 --> 00:19:53.982
  • JESUS SAID, I'M THE WAY, THETRUTH, AND THE LIFE, AND NO
  • 00:19:54.082 --> 00:19:57.419
  • MAN COMES TO THEFATHER BUT BY ME.
  • 00:19:57.519 --> 00:20:00.055
  • THERE'S NOT MANY WAYS TOGOD, AND I'VE TALKED TO
  • 00:20:00.155 --> 00:20:03.058
  • PEOPLE, AND THEY SAY, WELL,I HAVE MY OWN
  • 00:20:03.158 --> 00:20:05.827
  • CONNECTIONS TO GOD. REALLY?
  • 00:20:05.927 --> 00:20:07.796
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE PERSON THATTOOK YOUR SINS, AND THAT'S
  • 00:20:07.896 --> 00:20:09.898
  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:09.998 --> 00:20:11.600
  • NO OTHER PERSON IN HISTORYDIED FOR YOUR
  • 00:20:11.700 --> 00:20:13.602
  • SINS, ONLY JESUS.
  • 00:20:13.702 --> 00:20:15.671
  • AND HE DIED FOR YOUR SINS,HE WAS BURIED FOR YOUR SINS,
  • 00:20:15.771 --> 00:20:18.040
  • HE SHED HIS BLOOD ON ACROSS FOR YOUR SINS, BUT ON
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:20.275
  • THE THIRD DAY, GOD RAISEDHIS SON OUT OF THE GRAVE.
  • 00:20:20.375 --> 00:20:24.012
  • JESUS IS ALIVE, HE'S NOTDEAD, AND HE'LL COME INTO
  • 00:20:24.112 --> 00:20:27.249
  • YOUR HEART, AND HE'LL CHANGEYOU, AND HE'LL FORGIVE YOU
  • 00:20:27.349 --> 00:20:29.618
  • AND CLEANSE YOU IFYOU JUST ASK HIM.
  • 00:20:29.718 --> 00:20:32.154
  • SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ISJUST SAY -- YOU CAN JUST
  • 00:20:32.254 --> 00:20:33.855
  • PRAY THIS PRAYERWITH ME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:33.955 --> 00:20:36.458
  • JUST SAY, GOD, I'VE SINNED.
  • 00:20:36.558 --> 00:20:38.694
  • I'M SORRY. FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:20:38.794 --> 00:20:41.863
  • I BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST ISYOUR SON, AND I WANT TO
  • 00:20:41.963 --> 00:20:45.133
  • TRUST HIM AS MY SAVIOR, ANDI WANT TO FOLLOW
  • 00:20:45.233 --> 00:20:48.603
  • HIM AS MY LORD.
  • 00:20:48.704 --> 00:20:50.105
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT PRAYER,GOD WILL FORGIVE YOUR SINS,
  • 00:20:50.205 --> 00:20:53.241
  • AND HE'LL HEAL YOUR HEART,AND HE'LL GIVE YOU A NEW
  • 00:20:53.342 --> 00:20:55.410
  • LIFE AND A NEW BEGINNING,BUT YOU HAVE TO BE
  • 00:20:55.510 --> 00:20:58.547
  • WILLING TO ACCEPT HIM. GOD ISOFFERING SALVATION.
  • 00:20:58.647 --> 00:21:01.350
  • HE'S OFFERING FORGIVENESS,BUT YOU'VE GOT TO BE WILLING
  • 00:21:01.450 --> 00:21:04.553
  • TO ACCEPT IT, ANDIT'S BY FAITH.
  • 00:21:04.653 --> 00:21:06.822
  • "BY GRACE ARE WE SAVED" THEBIBLE SAYS, THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:21:06.922 --> 00:21:10.759
  • IT'S NOT OF WORKS.
  • 00:21:10.859 --> 00:21:12.094
  • MANY PEOPLE WANT TO WORKFOR THEIR SALVATION.
  • 00:21:12.194 --> 00:21:14.930
  • THEY WANT TO TELL SOMEONE,WELL, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.898
  • HAD TO DO TO GET SAVED.
  • 00:21:16.998 --> 00:21:19.034
  • NO, IT'S BY GOD'S GRACE,AND IT'S THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:21:19.134 --> 00:21:23.271
  • OTHERWISE, YOU WOULD BOASTABOUT IT, YOU WOULD BRAG
  • 00:21:23.372 --> 00:21:25.006
  • ABOUT IT, AND GOD'S NOTGOING TO LET YOU DO THAT.
  • 00:21:25.107 --> 00:21:27.843
  • HE PAID THE ENTIRE PRICE BYLETTING HIS SON
  • 00:21:27.943 --> 00:21:32.047
  • SHED HIS BLOOD FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:32.147 --> 00:21:35.817
  • AND WHEN JESUS CHRIST HUNGON THAT CROSS, AT THAT
  • 00:21:35.917 --> 00:21:38.754
  • MOMENT, GOD POURED ALL THESINS OF MANKIND ON HIS SON;
  • 00:21:38.854 --> 00:21:42.824
  • SINS PAST, SINS PRESENT,SINS FUTURE,
  • 00:21:42.924 --> 00:21:47.629
  • WHERE WE ARE TODAY.
  • 00:21:47.729 --> 00:21:48.997
  • ALL THE SINS OF MANKIND WEREPOURED UPON HIS SON, AND AT
  • 00:21:49.097 --> 00:21:53.402
  • THAT MOMENT, GOD HAD TOTURN HIS BACK ON HIS SON.
  • 00:21:53.502 --> 00:21:57.639
  • IN THAT ONE MOMENT, HEBECAME FILTH, HE BECAME
  • 00:21:57.739 --> 00:22:02.310
  • DIRT, HE BECAMESIN FOR YOU AND ME.
  • 00:22:02.411 --> 00:22:06.214
  • AND HE CARRIED THOSESINS TO THE GRAVE.
  • 00:22:06.314 --> 00:22:10.051
  • AND AFTER THREE DAYS, GODSAID, THAT'S ENOUGH, IT'S
  • 00:22:10.152 --> 00:22:12.320
  • FINISHED, AND HERAISED HIS SON TO LIFE.
  • 00:22:12.421 --> 00:22:16.458
  • AND I KNOW THAT ONE DAY, MYLIFE ON THIS EARTH WILL COME
  • 00:22:16.558 --> 00:22:19.227
  • TO AN END. I'M 68 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:22:19.327 --> 00:22:21.997
  • MAYBE GOD WILLGIVE ME TWO YEARS.
  • 00:22:22.097 --> 00:22:23.632
  • MAYBE HE GIVES ME TWO DAYS.MAYBE HE GIVES ME 20 YEARS.
  • 00:22:23.732 --> 00:22:26.701
  • I DON'T KNOW, ITDOESN'T MATTER.
  • 00:22:26.802 --> 00:22:28.937
  • BUT ONE OF THESE DAYS, MYLIFE WILL COME TO AN END,
  • 00:22:29.037 --> 00:22:31.773
  • AND I KNOW THAT I WILL BEBEFORE THE KING OF KINGS AND
  • 00:22:31.873 --> 00:22:34.709
  • THE LORD OF LORDS, AND HEWILL ACCEPT ME INTO HIS
  • 00:22:34.810 --> 00:22:37.579
  • PRESENCE, NOT BECAUSE I'MA GOOD GUY, I'M NOT, BUT
  • 00:22:37.679 --> 00:22:41.950
  • BECAUSE I'M FORGIVEN,BECAUSE I PUT MY FAITH AND
  • 00:22:42.050 --> 00:22:44.486
  • TRUST IN HIS SONJESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:44.586 --> 00:22:46.555
  • AND HE FORGAVE ME THE DAY IDID THAT WHEN I WAS 22 YEARS
  • 00:22:46.655 --> 00:22:50.025
  • OLD, HE FORGAVE ME.
  • 00:22:50.125 --> 00:22:52.661
  • AND HE'LL FORGIVE YOU IFYOU'LL JUST PRAY THAT
  • 00:22:52.761 --> 00:22:54.963
  • PRAYER, AND I WANT TO DOIT ONE MORE TIME WITH YOU.
  • 00:22:55.063 --> 00:22:56.465
  • I WANT YOU TO JUST LISTEN.
  • 00:22:56.565 --> 00:22:57.866
  • JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER ANDSAY, GOD, I'VE SINNED.
  • 00:22:57.966 --> 00:23:00.969
  • I'M SORRY. FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:23:01.069 --> 00:23:04.573
  • I BELIEVE JESUS IS YOUR SON.
  • 00:23:04.673 --> 00:23:07.776
  • I BELIEVE THAT HE DIEDFOR MY SINS,
  • 00:23:07.876 --> 00:23:10.979
  • THAT YOU RAISED HIM TO LIFE.
  • 00:23:11.079 --> 00:23:14.249
  • I WANT TO TRUSTHIM AS MY SAVIOR.
  • 00:23:14.349 --> 00:23:17.219
  • I WANT TO FOLLOW HIM ASLORD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
  • 00:23:17.319 --> 00:23:22.824
  • FOREVER, AND I PRAY THISIN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:23:22.924 --> 00:23:28.663
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT, THEY'VEGOT A NUMBER THERE
  • 00:23:28.763 --> 00:23:30.365
  • ON THE SCREEN. CALL IT.
  • 00:23:30.465 --> 00:23:34.836
  • THEY'VE GOT OPERATORS THERETHAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO
  • 00:23:34.936 --> 00:23:37.105
  • YOU AND TALK TO YOUAND PRAY WITH YOU.
  • 00:23:37.205 --> 00:23:38.773
  • DO THAT RIGHT NOW, AND I'MSURE MATT AND LAURIE WOULD
  • 00:23:38.874 --> 00:23:41.076
  • BE GLAD TO SEND YOU A BIBLE,AND THAT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT
  • 00:23:41.176 --> 00:23:45.213
  • YOU HAVE GOD'S WORD,IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT.
  • 00:23:45.313 --> 00:23:47.349
  • BUT REMEMBER THIS RIGHTNOW, GOD LOVES YOU, OKAY?
  • 00:23:47.449 --> 00:23:51.620
  • HE LOVES YOU, AND IF YOUPRAYED THAT PRAYER,
  • 00:23:51.720 --> 00:23:54.222
  • HE'S FORGIVEN YOU,YOU'RE CLEANSED.
  • 00:23:54.322 --> 00:23:56.691
  • AND I WANT YOU TO GETINVOLVED IN A CHURCH.
  • 00:23:56.791 --> 00:23:59.861
  • FIND A CHURCH THATBELIEVES THE BIBLE FROM
  • 00:23:59.961 --> 00:24:02.531
  • COVER-TO-COVER, AND THENTELL THE PASTOR WHAT YOU DID
  • 00:24:02.631 --> 00:24:07.769
  • AND THE PRAYERTHAT YOU PRAYED.
  • 00:24:07.869 --> 00:24:09.237
  • TELL HIM YOU WANT TO GETINVOLVED AND YOU WANT TO GET
  • 00:24:09.337 --> 00:24:12.941
  • INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH. SO DOTHAT RIGHT AWAY. GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:24:13.041 --> 00:24:18.280
  • - FRANKLIN GRAHAM, LOOK,THANK YOU BECAUSE SITTING
  • 00:24:18.380 --> 00:24:22.517
  • WITH YOU AND REALIZING THATTHERE WAS BALANCE IN THE
  • 00:24:22.617 --> 00:24:27.689
  • GRAHAM HOME, AND WE WANTTHIS BOOK, WE WANT THIS
  • 00:24:27.789 --> 00:24:31.459
  • OFFER TO COME TO YOU SO THATYOU CAN HAVE IT
  • 00:24:31.560 --> 00:24:34.629
  • IN YOUR HOME.
  • 00:24:34.729 --> 00:24:35.664
  • YOU CAN USE IT AS ADEVOTIONAL AND ALL OF
  • 00:24:35.764 --> 00:24:38.633
  • THAT KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:24:38.733 --> 00:24:39.868
  • SO THIS MONTH OF NOVEMBER,THE BOOK BY BILLY AND RUTH
  • 00:24:39.968 --> 00:24:44.372
  • GRAHAM "THISCHRISTMAS NIGHT."
  • 00:24:44.472 --> 00:24:46.608
  • WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:24:46.708 --> 00:24:47.709
  • - MERRY CHRISTMAS.- BYE BYE. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:24:47.809 --> 00:24:49.844
  • - AS I LOOK BACK OVER THEYEARS, THE MEMORIES OF MANY
  • 00:24:51.913 --> 00:24:55.183
  • CHRISTMASES FLOOD MY MIND.
  • 00:24:55.283 --> 00:24:57.953
  • CHRISTMAS CARDS THAT WE READAND REREAD, THE SMELL OF
  • 00:24:58.053 --> 00:25:01.856
  • PINE DRIFTING THROUGHTHE HOUSE, THE FIREPLACE
  • 00:25:01.957 --> 00:25:05.427
  • CRACKLING ON A CHILLYDECEMBER NIGHT.
  • 00:25:05.527 --> 00:25:08.663
  • ALL OF THESE THINGS TURN MYTHOUGHTS TO THOSE THAT I LOVE.
  • 00:25:08.763 --> 00:25:13.234
  • RUTH AND I HAVE TREASUREDTHESE MOMENTS SPENT WITH
  • 00:25:13.335 --> 00:25:15.971
  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS EACH YEARAT CHRISTMAS AS WE GATHER
  • 00:25:16.071 --> 00:25:20.809
  • TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE HOWTHE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE CAN
  • 00:25:20.909 --> 00:25:24.779
  • BRING PEACE TOA FRAGILE WORLD.
  • 00:25:24.879 --> 00:25:27.282
  • - FRIENDS, ONE TIME WHEN WEWERE FILMING IN THE GARDEN
  • 00:25:27.816 --> 00:25:29.851
  • OF GETHSEMANE, WE WERESTANDING JUST FEET AWAY FROM
  • 00:25:29.951 --> 00:25:32.887
  • WHERE JESUS PRAYED AND SWEATDROPS OF BLOOD BEFORE HE
  • 00:25:32.988 --> 00:25:36.157
  • WENT TO THE CROSS.
  • 00:25:36.257 --> 00:25:37.926
  • YOUR GENEROUS SACRIFICE TOTBN ALLOWS US TO REACH THE
  • 00:25:38.026 --> 00:25:41.363
  • NATIONS WITH THATGIFT OF REDEMPTION.
  • 00:25:41.463 --> 00:25:43.832
  • AND AS OUR THANK YOU FORYOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT TO
  • 00:25:43.932 --> 00:25:45.834
  • TBN, WE'LL SEND YOU BILLYAND RUTH GRAHAM'S CLASSIC
  • 00:25:45.934 --> 00:25:47.902
  • BOOK "THIS CHRISTMASNIGHT." EVERY GENEROUS
  • 00:25:48.003 --> 00:25:52.407
  • TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT YOU MAKEHELPS TBN REACH
  • 00:25:52.507 --> 00:25:55.543
  • THE WORLD FOR JESUS.
  • 00:25:55.644 --> 00:25:56.778