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October 3, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Joel & Victoria Osteen and Craig Johnson.

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Praise | October 3, 2017

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  • MUSIC
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  • - COMING UP ON PRAISE.
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  • - OUR GUESTS ALL HOUR TODAY,
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  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN!
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  • - COME ON!
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  • - COME ON, JOEL.
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  • [CHEERS & APPLAUSE]
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  • - HERE TO TALK ABOUT HIS LATEST
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  • BOOK.
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  • - "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS."
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  • - I'VE LEARNED THAT THERE ARE
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  • BLESSINGS THAT COME FROM
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  • DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • - HOUSTON JUST HAD THE BIGGEST
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  • STORM IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA.
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  • - JOEL ADDRESSES HURRICANE
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  • HARVEY'S IMPACT ON HOUSTON.
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  • - I'VE BEEN THERE MY WHOLE
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  • LIFE.
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  • NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
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  • - IT'S BEEN SO DIVISIVE IN OUR
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  • NATION.
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  • AND SOMETIMES GOD CAN USE A
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  • STORM LIKE THIS TO BRING PEOPLE
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  • TOGETHER.
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  • - AND FINALLY, HEARTFELT AND
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  • INSPIRATIONAL STORIES ABOUT HOPE
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  • YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [CHEERS & APPLAUSE]
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  • - THE PRAISE PROGRAM COMES TO
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  • YOU TODAY FROM
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE
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  • WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • WE HAVE AN ENTIRE AUDIENCE THAT
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  • IS BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS.
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  • COME ON, NOW, AUDIENCE, NO
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  • MATTER WHAT.
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  • WE CAN BE BLESSED IN THE
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  • DARKNESS.
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  • IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO INTRODUCE
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  • OUR GUEST ALL HOUR TODAY.
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  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN, COME
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  • ON, JOEL.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - [CHEERS & APPLAUSE]
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  • - WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT
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  • TODAY?
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  • - MY NEW BOOK IS CALLED BLESSED
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  • IN THE DARKNESS HOW ALL THINGS
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  • WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, MATT AND LAURIE, A LOT
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  • OF TIMES WE THINK OF BLESSINGS
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  • WHEN WE GET PROMOTED.
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  • WE HAVE A BABY, WE MOVE INTO A
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  • NEW HOUSE, THOSE ARE CERTAINLY
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  • BLESSINGS, BUT I'VE LEARNED THAT
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  • THERE ARE BLESSINGS THAT COME
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  • FROM DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • REALLY, I'VE LEARNED THAT YOU
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  • DON'T GROW AS MUCH IN THE GOOD
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  • TIMES.
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  • YOU GROW IN THE DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • I THINK OF IT LIKE A SEED.
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  • YOU CAN TAKE A SEED AND HAVE IT
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  • ON A SHELF FOR ALL OF ITS LIFE
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  • AND IT WILL NEVER BECOME WHAT IT
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  • WAS CREATED TO BE.
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  • BUT THAT SEED, HAS TO BE PLANTED
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  • IN THE GROUND.
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  • IT HAS TO BE COVERED.
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  • IT IS IN THE DARK.
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  • IT HAS TO BE COVERED.
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  • YOU THINK IF YOU ARE THE SEED,
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  • YOU THINK, MAN, I DON'T WANT TO
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  • BE IN THE GROUND.
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  • I DON'T WANT PEOPLE WALKING ON
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  • ME.
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  • IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.
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  • IT IS DARK.
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  • BUT THAT SEED WILL NEVER BECOME,
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  • IT WILL NEVER SEE THE LIFE GOD
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  • PUT IT IN WITHOUT GOING THROUGH
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  • THE TIME WHERE IT CAN GERMINATE
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  • AND GROW.
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  • I THINK THAT-- I DON'T THINK, I
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  • KNOW, WE ALL HAVE SEEDS OF
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  • GREATNESS ON THE INSIDE,
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  • POTENTIAL AND GIFTS.
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  • AND IDEAS AND CREATIVITY.
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  • BUT I THINK SOMETIMES WHAT
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  • DISCOURAGES US IS WOW! BUT IT IS
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  • A DIFFICULT TIME, IT IS NOT
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  • WORKING OUT.
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  • MY DREAM IS NOT HAPPENING THE
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  • WAY I THOUGHT.
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  • AND IN THAT DARKNESS WE DON'T
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  • REALIZE IT IS ALL PART OF THE
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  • PROCESS.
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  • WE ARE ABOUT TO GERMINATE.
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  • WE ARE ABOUT TO GROW.
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  • THE BOOK IS ABOUT KEEPING A GOOD
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  • ATTITUDE AND REALIZING EVEN
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  • TIMES WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT
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  • GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
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  • SCENES.
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  • HE IS DIRECTING.
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  • HE IS ORCHESTRATING OUR STEPS.
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  • I'VE LEARNED IN MY OWN LIFE, WE
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  • SAY GOD'S DIRECTING OUR STEPS
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  • GOD DOES NOT ALWAYS TAKE US FROM
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  • A., TO B., TO C., TO D., TO E.
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  • IT IS NOT ALWAYS IN A PERFECT
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  • LINE.
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  • I THINK OF IT EVEN LIKE A
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  • STEPPING-STONE, IF YOU WERE
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  • GOING FROM HERE TO 50 FEET AN I
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  • WAY, THOSE STEPPING STONES MAY
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  • BE CURVED.
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  • THERE MAY BE A POINT YOU ARE
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  • GOING THE WRONG WAY.
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  • IF YOU STOPPED AT ONE OF THOSE
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  • STEPPING STONES YOU THINK, GOD,
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  • I'M SUPPOSED TO BE GOING THAT
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  • WAY BUT I'M GOING THAT WAY.
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE, GOD IS
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  • STILL DIRECTING YOUR STEPS, IT
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  • MAY NOT BE THE WAY YOU THINK.
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  • AGAIN, THE BOOK IS ABOUT
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  • TRUSTING GOD WHEN LIFE DOES NOT
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  • MAKE SENSE.
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  • AND JUST BELIEVING THAT EVEN IN
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  • THE TIMES WE ARE UNCOMFORTABLE,
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  • EVEN IN THE TIMES WE DON'T LIKE,
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  • THAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL,
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  • THAT HE STILL KNOWS HOW TO GET
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  • US TO OUR DESTINATION.
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  • I THINK ABOUT JOSEPH.
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  • JOSEPH FOR 13 YEARS HE HAD
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  • NEGATIVE THINGS HAPPEN TO HIM.
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  • GOD GAVE HIM A DREAM.
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  • I KNOW WE ALL HAVE DREAMS, WE
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  • HAVE GOALS.
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  • GOD SHOWED HIM HOW HE WOULD BE A
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  • LEADER.
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  • BUT, YOU KNOW, IT DID NOT HAPPEN
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  • THE WAY HE THOUGHT.
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  • HIS BROTHERS BETRAYED HIM.
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  • SOLD INTO SLAVERY, FALSELY
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  • ACCUSED.
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  • PUT INTO PRISON FOR SOMETHING HE
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  • DIDN'T DO.
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  • YOU THINK ABOUT 13 YEARS GOD WAS
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  • DIRECTING HIS STEPS, BUT IF YOU
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  • ASKED JOSEPH, HE WOULD SAY, GOD,
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  • YOU ARE TAKING ME THE WRONG WAY.
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  • YOU SAID I WAS GOING TO DO ALL
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  • THESE OTHER THINGS.
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  • WELL, IF YOU STAY IN FAITH, IF
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  • YOU KEEP BEING FAITHFUL RIGHT
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  • WHERE YOU ARE, KEEP BEING YOUR
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  • BEST, TRUSTING GOD IS IN
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  • CONTROL, EVEN IN THOSE DIFFICULT
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  • TIMES, NOT ONLY ARE YOU GROWING,
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  • NOT ONLY ARE YOU PROVING TO GOD
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  • YOU ARE ABLE TO HANDLE WHERE HE
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  • IS TAKING YOU BUT GOD WILL GET
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  • YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
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  • BE.
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  • I MEAN, GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • YOU KNOW, PEOPLE DON'T DETERMINE
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  • YOUR DESTINY.
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  • GOD DETERMINES YOUR DESTINY.
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  • PROMOTION DOES NOT COME FROM
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  • PEOPLE, IT COMES FROM THE LORD.
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  • I LEARNED IN MY OWN LIFE,
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  • SOMETIMES, MATT, WE WERE TALKING
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  • EARLIER MAYBE LAST NIGHT ABOUT
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  • WITHOUT JUDAS, WE WOULD NOT HAVE
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  • SALVATION, IN A SENSE, BECAUSE
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  • JUDAS WAS, BETRAYALS WAS A PART
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  • OF JESUS' DESTINY.
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  • SO SOMETIMES WE THINK GOD, I
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  • WANT MY DESTINY, BUT I DON'T
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  • WANT THE BETRAYAL.
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  • I DON'T WANT THE PEOPLE AGAINST
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  • ME.
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  • I DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN.
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  • BUT, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD LOVE
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  • LIFE TO BE ALL PERFECT AND NEVER
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  • CHALLENGES BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT
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  • LIFE IS ALL ABOUT.
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  • IN LIFE WE WILL HAVE
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  • DIFFICULTIES BUT BE OF GOOD
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  • CHEER, KNOW THAT GOD IS STILL ON
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  • THE THRONE, BE ABLE TO TRUST HIM
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  • IN THE GOOD TIMES AND TRUST HIM
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  • IN THE DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • YOU KNOW, MATT, I LOOK OVER MY
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  • OWN LIFE AND BLESSED IN THE
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  • DARKNESS BECAUSE IT KIND OF
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  • SOUNDS ODD, NOT BLESSED IN THE
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  • DARKNESS, BUT YOU THINK WITH THE
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  • RIGHT ATTITUDE, IT CAN BE.
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  • I WILL FINISH WITH THIS
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  • ILLUSTRATION, MATT, WHEN MY
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  • FATHER WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD,
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  • I WORKED WITH HIM 17 YEARS,
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  • OUTSIDE OF VICTORIA AND MY KIDS,
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  • HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.
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  • TRAVELED THE WORLD TOGETHER.
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  • WHEN MY DAD SUDDENLY HAD THAT
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  • HEART ATTACK IN 1999, I THOUGHT
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  • THAT WAS THE WORST TIME IN MY
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  • LIFE.
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  • IN A SENSE I STILL MISS MY DAD
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  • WITH ALL RESPECT TO HIM, HERE IS
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  • WHAT I WANTED TO SAY, WHAT I
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  • THOUGHT WOULD BE THE DARKEST
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  • TIME OF MY LIFE, IT LAUNCHED ME
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  • INTO ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST TIMES
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  • OF MY LIFE.
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  • IT LAUNCHED ME INTO WHAT I'M
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  • DOING TODAY.
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  • EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A DARK TIME,
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  • I BELIEVE AGAIN, IF YOU WILL
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  • STAY IN FAITH, THAT GOD WILL--
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  • SOMETHING'S BEING BIRTHED IN
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  • THAT TIME.
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING GOING TO
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  • BLOSSOM ON THE INSIDE.
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  • AGAIN, I SAID IT EARLIER, BUT I
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  • THINK THE REASON WE DON'T
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  • BLOSSOM, WE DON'T SEE THE GOOD
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  • COME OUT OF THE DIFFICULTY IS
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  • BECAUSE WE GET BITTER.
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  • WE SAY GOD, WHY DID IT HAPPEN?
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  • GOD, IT IS NOT FAIR.
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  • AND THERE ARE THINGS WE DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND.
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  • PEOPLE LOSE KIDS AND REALLY HARD
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  • STUFF, BUT AGAIN, I REALLY
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  • BELIEVE DEEP DOWN IN ME WHAT THE
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  • SCRIPTURE TEACHES, IF YOU JUST
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  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
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  • GOD WILL NOT ONLY GIVE GRACE,
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  • BUT HE WILL GIVE YOU BEAUTY FOR
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  • THE ASHES, WILL HE BRING YOU OUT
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  • BETTER, YOU WILL COME OUT
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  • STRONGER.
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  • A LOT OF THESE THINGS WE GO
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  • THROUGH, IT IS TO PREPARE US FOR
  • 00:06:53.070 --> 00:06:53.290
  • WHERE WE ARE GOING.
  • 00:06:53.290 --> 00:06:55.010
  • GOD'S GETTING US-- YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:06:55.010 --> 00:06:56.160
  • BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE BLESSING
  • 00:06:56.160 --> 00:06:57.190
  • GOD HAS TAKEN YOU TO THE
  • 00:06:57.190 --> 00:06:58.190
  • PLATFORM.
  • 00:06:58.190 --> 00:07:00.110
  • A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE JUST
  • 00:07:00.110 --> 00:07:01.020
  • TESTS.
  • 00:07:01.020 --> 00:07:01.290
  • GOD IS GETTING YOUR SPIRITUAL
  • 00:07:01.290 --> 00:07:02.240
  • MUSCLE STRONG.
  • 00:07:02.240 --> 00:07:04.080
  • HE IS GETTING YOU TO WHERE YOU
  • 00:07:04.080 --> 00:07:06.230
  • CAN TRUST HIM SO HE WILL BRING
  • 00:07:06.230 --> 00:07:07.260
  • YOU THROUGH A FEW THINGS AND YOU
  • 00:07:07.260 --> 00:07:09.220
  • CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY, GOD, YOU
  • 00:07:09.220 --> 00:07:10.260
  • DID IT BACK THEN, IT IS NO BIG
  • 00:07:10.260 --> 00:07:11.280
  • DEAL.
  • 00:07:11.280 --> 00:07:13.000
  • YOU CAN DO IT FOR ME AGAIN.
  • 00:07:13.000 --> 00:07:13.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:07:13.270 --> 00:07:16.020
  • - THAT IS SO GOOD.
  • 00:07:18.010 --> 00:07:21.010
  • IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE EVEN
  • 00:07:21.010 --> 00:07:22.120
  • ABRAHAM, ALL THE SAINTS OF OLD
  • 00:07:22.120 --> 00:07:23.290
  • HAD TO PRESS FORWARD.
  • 00:07:23.290 --> 00:07:25.290
  • I THINK ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE THAT
  • 00:07:25.290 --> 00:07:27.230
  • SAYS FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF
  • 00:07:27.230 --> 00:07:28.250
  • THINGS HOPED FOR.
  • 00:07:28.250 --> 00:07:30.260
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD'S GIVEN
  • 00:07:30.260 --> 00:07:32.200
  • US THE KEY TO GET THROUGH THE
  • 00:07:32.200 --> 00:07:33.160
  • DARK TIMES.
  • 00:07:33.160 --> 00:07:35.110
  • AND IT IS WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR.
  • 00:07:35.110 --> 00:07:37.100
  • IT IS WHAT WE ARE BELIEVING GOD
  • 00:07:37.100 --> 00:07:38.180
  • FOR.
  • 00:07:38.180 --> 00:07:40.260
  • YOU KNOW, HOPE IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:07:40.260 --> 00:07:41.280
  • IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:07:46.140 --> 00:07:49.140
  • HEAR HOPE, HOPE, HOPE ALL OVER
  • 00:07:49.140 --> 00:07:50.070
  • THE PLACE, IT IS ALMOST LIKE
  • 00:07:50.070 --> 00:07:50.290
  • HOPE IS JUST ANOTHER WORD.
  • 00:07:50.290 --> 00:07:51.220
  • IT IS A CASUAL HOPE, A VAGUE
  • 00:07:51.220 --> 00:07:52.130
  • HOPE.
  • 00:07:52.130 --> 00:07:53.170
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, I HOPE THAT
  • 00:07:53.170 --> 00:07:54.100
  • HAPPENS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF
  • 00:07:54.100 --> 00:07:55.230
  • THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:07:55.230 --> 00:07:56.150
  • BUT, WE CANNOT BE CASUAL OR
  • 00:07:56.150 --> 00:07:58.120
  • VAGUE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE HOPING
  • 00:07:58.120 --> 00:07:59.120
  • FOR.
  • 00:07:59.120 --> 00:08:01.220
  • BECAUSE HOPE CREATES VISION.
  • 00:08:01.220 --> 00:08:03.170
  • AND THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE'S
  • 00:08:03.170 --> 00:08:04.110
  • SAYING.
  • 00:08:09.260 --> 00:08:12.260
  • IT IS SAYING YOU HAVE TO HOPE ON
  • 00:08:12.260 --> 00:08:13.190
  • IN GOD.
  • 00:08:13.190 --> 00:08:13.290
  • YOU HAVE TO HOPE BIG IN GOD.
  • 00:08:13.290 --> 00:08:14.190
  • CREATE A VISION FOR YOUR LIFE SO
  • 00:08:14.190 --> 00:08:15.120
  • THAT YOUR FAITH HAS A PLACE TO
  • 00:08:15.120 --> 00:08:16.050
  • DIRECT ITSELF.
  • 00:08:16.050 --> 00:08:17.120
  • IF YOU HAVE A VAGUE HOPE, YOUR
  • 00:08:17.120 --> 00:08:18.030
  • FAITH DOES NOT HAVE A DIRECTION
  • 00:08:18.030 --> 00:08:18.260
  • TO MOVE.
  • 00:08:18.260 --> 00:08:19.200
  • SO, I JUST THINK THESE DAYS WE
  • 00:08:19.200 --> 00:08:21.030
  • REALLY NEED TO BE SPECIFIC ABOUT
  • 00:08:25.010 --> 00:08:28.010
  • WHAT WE ARE HOPING FOR.
  • 00:08:28.010 --> 00:08:28.220
  • AND JUST LIKE ABRAHAM.
  • 00:08:28.220 --> 00:08:29.120
  • THE BIBLE SAID HE HOPED ON IN
  • 00:08:29.120 --> 00:08:30.030
  • FAITH.
  • 00:08:30.030 --> 00:08:30.170
  • AND ALL OF US KNOW THE STORY
  • 00:08:30.170 --> 00:08:31.110
  • ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:08:31.110 --> 00:08:31.290
  • GOD PLACED A PROMISE IN HIS
  • 00:08:31.290 --> 00:08:32.250
  • HEART, SPOKEN A PROMISE IN HIS
  • 00:08:32.250 --> 00:08:33.200
  • HEART AND THEN HE GAVE HIM THE
  • 00:08:33.200 --> 00:08:35.170
  • STARS IN THE SKY AND THE SAND ON
  • 00:08:35.170 --> 00:08:37.060
  • THE SEASHORE.
  • 00:08:37.220 --> 00:08:40.220
  • HE SAID EVERY TIME YOU SEE THE
  • 00:08:40.220 --> 00:08:43.000
  • STARS AND THE SAND REMEMBER MY
  • 00:08:43.000 --> 00:08:44.030
  • PROMISE.
  • 00:08:44.200 --> 00:08:47.200
  • WHAT HE WAS DOING, HE WAS
  • 00:08:47.200 --> 00:08:49.060
  • KEEPING ABRAHAM'S HOPE ALIVE.
  • 00:08:49.060 --> 00:08:50.260
  • BECAUSE HOPE WAS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:08:50.260 --> 00:08:52.270
  • AND IT WAS-- IT IS INTERESTING
  • 00:08:52.270 --> 00:08:54.220
  • BECAUSE HE SAYS HE HOPED ON IN
  • 00:08:54.220 --> 00:08:55.160
  • FAITH.
  • 00:08:55.160 --> 00:08:57.010
  • THAT IS WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS, HE
  • 00:08:57.010 --> 00:08:57.240
  • HOPED ON BEYOND ALL HOPE.
  • 00:08:57.240 --> 00:08:59.050
  • HE WAS OLD.
  • 00:08:59.170 --> 00:09:02.190
  • HIS WIFE, RIGHT, HIS WIFE'S WOMB
  • 00:09:02.190 --> 00:09:03.140
  • WAS DEAD.
  • 00:09:03.140 --> 00:09:05.260
  • THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 00:09:06.240 --> 00:09:09.240
  • SCRIPTURE TO ME IS THAT IT SAYS,
  • 00:09:09.240 --> 00:09:11.260
  • HE BELIEVED THAT GOD HAD THE
  • 00:09:11.260 --> 00:09:14.040
  • POWER TO DO WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:09:14.040 --> 00:09:17.030
  • SO IT TOOK THE PRESSURE OFF
  • 00:09:17.030 --> 00:09:19.230
  • ABRAHAM, HE DID NOT HAVE TO LOOK
  • 00:09:19.230 --> 00:09:21.220
  • AT HIS WIFE AND SAY ARE YOU
  • 00:09:21.220 --> 00:09:23.160
  • GOING TO GIVE ME A CHILD, I KNOW
  • 00:09:23.160 --> 00:09:25.030
  • YOU ARE OLD, BUT GIVE ME A CHILD
  • 00:09:25.030 --> 00:09:25.260
  • ANYWAY.
  • 00:09:25.260 --> 00:09:27.210
  • HE TOOK THE FOCUS OFF OF SARAH
  • 00:09:27.210 --> 00:09:29.010
  • AND PUT THE FOCUS ON GOD WHERE
  • 00:09:29.010 --> 00:09:29.220
  • IT BELONGED.
  • 00:09:29.220 --> 00:09:31.100
  • IT WAS NOT UP TO SARAH, IT WAS
  • 00:09:31.100 --> 00:09:32.220
  • UP TO GOD TO FULFILL HIS
  • 00:09:32.220 --> 00:09:33.100
  • PROMISE.
  • 00:09:33.100 --> 00:09:34.130
  • BUT IT WAS UP TO ABRAHAM AND
  • 00:09:34.130 --> 00:09:35.260
  • SARAH TO KEEP HOPING ON IN
  • 00:09:35.260 --> 00:09:37.020
  • FAITH.
  • 00:09:37.020 --> 00:09:37.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:09:37.190 --> 00:09:40.080
  • I THINK THAT IS HOW WE GET
  • 00:09:40.080 --> 00:09:41.230
  • THROUGH THE DARK TIMES.
  • 00:09:42.100 --> 00:09:45.100
  • WE HAVE TO KEEP HOPING ON IN
  • 00:09:45.100 --> 00:09:46.010
  • FAITH.
  • 00:09:46.010 --> 00:09:47.040
  • IT MAY NOT HAPPEN EXACTLY LIKE
  • 00:09:47.040 --> 00:09:48.150
  • WE THINK BUT IT WILL HAPPEN.
  • 00:09:48.150 --> 00:09:50.250
  • AND GOD WILL DO MORE THAN WE CAN
  • 00:09:50.250 --> 00:09:51.210
  • ASK, THINK OR IMAGINE, BUT IT IS
  • 00:09:51.210 --> 00:09:53.160
  • UP TO US WHO KEEP HOPING ON, I
  • 00:10:00.110 --> 00:10:03.110
  • LOVE FACT THAT JOEL IS A GREAT
  • 00:10:03.110 --> 00:10:04.020
  • MESSENGER OF HOPE.
  • 00:10:04.020 --> 00:10:04.210
  • HE BRINGS PEOPLE TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:10:04.210 --> 00:10:05.250
  • WHERE THEY CAN HOPE AGAIN.
  • 00:10:05.250 --> 00:10:06.150
  • BECAUSE HOPE IS WHAT WILL PICK
  • 00:10:06.150 --> 00:10:07.090
  • OUR FAITH UP.
  • 00:10:07.090 --> 00:10:08.050
  • HOPE WILL DIRECT OUR FAITH.
  • 00:10:08.050 --> 00:10:08.290
  • IN FACT, PAUL PRAYED IN ROMANS
  • 00:10:08.290 --> 00:10:09.230
  • TO THE GOD OF ALL HOPE.
  • 00:10:09.230 --> 00:10:11.100
  • HE CALLED HIM THE GOD OF ALL
  • 00:10:11.100 --> 00:10:12.000
  • HOPE.
  • 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:13.220
  • SO THAT JUST TELLS ME GOD IS
  • 00:10:13.220 --> 00:10:15.000
  • SAYING TO US TODAY, HOPE ON,
  • 00:10:15.000 --> 00:10:15.200
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:15.200 --> 00:10:17.180
  • HOPE ON IN FAITH.
  • 00:10:17.180 --> 00:10:19.220
  • TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF YOURSELF.
  • 00:10:19.220 --> 00:10:21.050
  • BELIEVE I CAN DO IT.
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:22.000 --> 00:10:24.210
  • LIKE JOEL SAID, IT IS ALL ABOUT
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:25.140
  • OUR ATTITUDE.
  • 00:10:30.290 --> 00:10:33.290
  • IT IS PAINTING A PICTURE AND
  • 00:10:33.290 --> 00:10:34.190
  • DREAM BEING.
  • 00:10:34.190 --> 00:10:35.110
  • BECAUSE I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHEN
  • 00:10:35.110 --> 00:10:36.050
  • ABRAHAM SAT OUTSIDE HIS TENT AND
  • 00:10:36.050 --> 00:10:37.010
  • HE BEGAN TO LOOK UP AT THOSE
  • 00:10:37.010 --> 00:10:37.220
  • STARS.
  • 00:10:37.220 --> 00:10:38.210
  • HE DID NOT HAVE NETFLIX.
  • 00:10:38.210 --> 00:10:39.290
  • HE DID NOT HAVE THE MOVIE
  • 00:10:39.290 --> 00:10:40.200
  • CHANNEL.
  • 00:10:40.200 --> 00:10:41.190
  • HE HAD TO LOOK AT WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:42.150
  • PLACED IN FRONT OF HIM.
  • 00:10:42.150 --> 00:10:43.120
  • I CAN JUST SEE HIM EVERY NIGHT
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:44.200
  • TRYING TO COUNT THOSE STARS
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:45.210
  • THINKING, COULD THAT BE?
  • 00:10:45.210 --> 00:10:47.130
  • IS IT POSSIBLE, GOD?
  • 00:10:47.130 --> 00:10:48.290
  • AND BEGAN TO DREAM.
  • 00:10:49.200 --> 00:10:52.200
  • I THINK MAYBE SOMETIMES WE
  • 00:10:52.200 --> 00:10:53.160
  • SHOULD-- SPEND MORE TIME
  • 00:10:53.160 --> 00:10:54.160
  • DREAMING, SPEND MORE TIME
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:56.170
  • HOPING, CREATING THE
  • 00:10:56.170 --> 00:10:58.090
  • POSSIBILITIES THAT GOD COULD DO
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:11:00.170
  • AND WHAT HE REALLY WANT TO DO IN
  • 00:11:00.170 --> 00:11:01.240
  • OUR LIVES, GET US THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:11:01.240 --> 00:11:02.160
  • DARK TIMES.
  • 00:11:02.160 --> 00:11:04.150
  • - WOW! JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:11:04.150 --> 00:11:05.090
  • OSTEEN.
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.020
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:07.160
  • ONLY--
  • 00:11:07.160 --> 00:11:10.000
  • - I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN TO
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:10.220
  • CHURCH ALREADY.
  • 00:11:10.220 --> 00:11:12.070
  • - ONLY JOEL CAN TAKE THE IDEA
  • 00:11:14.040 --> 00:11:17.040
  • OF BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS AND
  • 00:11:17.040 --> 00:11:19.250
  • FIND A WAY TO PREACH HOPE.
  • 00:11:23.280 --> 00:11:26.280
  • YOU KIND OF REMIND ME OF A CUTE
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:27.230
  • TUBE OF TOOTH PASTE, AND IF YOU
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:29.160
  • SQUEEZE THAT TUBE OF TOOTH
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:31.000
  • PASTE, THE ONLY THING COMING OUT
  • 00:11:31.000 --> 00:11:32.290
  • OF JOEL OSTEEN IS HOPE AND
  • 00:11:33.000 --> 00:11:36.000
  • BLESSING AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:41.020
  • FAITH AND HE IS DOING THAT
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.100
  • INSIDE OF THIS BOOK.
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:45.010
  • THIS PROGRAM, WHEREVER YOU ARE
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:46.170
  • WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD, WE
  • 00:11:46.170 --> 00:11:48.180
  • ARE NOW, WHAT IS TODAY,
  • 00:11:49.000 --> 00:11:52.000
  • OCTOBER 3, 2017, HOUSTON JUST
  • 00:11:52.190 --> 00:11:55.190
  • HAD LITERALLY THE BIGGEST STORM
  • 00:11:55.190 --> 00:11:57.100
  • IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA.
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:12:01.060
  • IT RAINED MORE-- AND YOU ARE
  • 00:12:01.060 --> 00:12:03.100
  • HAVING TO PREACH FROM EXPERIENCE
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:04.020
  • HERE.
  • 00:12:04.020 --> 00:12:06.260
  • HUNDREDS OF LAKEWOOD MEMBERS NOW
  • 00:12:07.020 --> 00:12:10.020
  • HAVE BEEN FLOODED OUT OF THEIR
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:14.050
  • HOUSES AND THE RECOVERY PROCESS.
  • 00:12:14.050 --> 00:12:16.040
  • THE STORM SEEMS LIKE IT WAS
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:18.030
  • ABOUT A MONTH OR SO AGO.
  • 00:12:18.030 --> 00:12:19.020
  • TODAY IS OCTOBER 3.
  • 00:12:19.020 --> 00:12:20.130
  • WHENEVER IT WAS.
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:22.130
  • SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:23.050
  • ABOUT.
  • 00:12:23.280 --> 00:12:26.280
  • NOT EVERYTHING IN THE LIFE OF
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:27.190
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN IS
  • 00:12:27.190 --> 00:12:29.260
  • EVERYTHING BUT YOU FIND A WAY TO
  • 00:12:29.260 --> 00:12:30.270
  • PUT THAT PERSPECTIVE ON IT.
  • 00:12:30.270 --> 00:12:32.000
  • YOU HAVE TO DO THIS YOURSELVES.
  • 00:12:32.000 --> 00:12:33.240
  • CORRECT?
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:35.110
  • - YEAH, EXACTLY.
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:37.110
  • WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, WE CAME OUT
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:40.220
  • OF 110.000 PEOPLE IN HOUSTON
  • 00:12:40.220 --> 00:12:43.060
  • LOST THEIR HOMES, FIVE HUNDRED
  • 00:12:43.060 --> 00:12:44.010
  • THOUSAND CARS WERE LOST.
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:45.120
  • I HAVE BEEN THERE MY WHOLE LIFE
  • 00:12:45.120 --> 00:12:46.090
  • AND NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
  • 00:12:46.090 --> 00:12:47.010
  • THAT.
  • 00:12:47.010 --> 00:12:49.070
  • BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS AMAZING,
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.220
  • MATT, IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES,
  • 00:12:50.220 --> 00:12:53.210
  • EVEN IT HAS BEEN SO DIVISIVE IN
  • 00:12:53.210 --> 00:12:54.220
  • OUR NATION AND SO MUCH GOING ON,
  • 00:12:54.220 --> 00:12:56.160
  • BUT SOMETIMES GOD CAN USE A
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:57.280
  • STORM LIKE THIS TO BRING PEOPLE
  • 00:12:57.280 --> 00:12:58.250
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:13:00.180
  • THAT IS WHAT WE SAW IN HOUSTON.
  • 00:13:00.180 --> 00:13:01.100
  • WE SAW.
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:02.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:13:02.000 --> 00:13:04.050
  • -- ALL DIFFERENT PEOPLE DID NOT
  • 00:13:04.050 --> 00:13:05.190
  • CARE IF YOU WERE DEMOCRAT OR
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:06.210
  • REPUBLICAN WHEN YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:13:06.210 --> 00:13:07.130
  • YOUR NEIGHBOR.
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:08.250
  • WHAT RACE YOU ARE, IF YOU ARE
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:10.140
  • POOR OR IF YOU ARE RICH.
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:11.110
  • I BELIEVE GOD USES ALL THESE
  • 00:13:11.110 --> 00:13:13.270
  • THINGS TO BRING US TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:13.270 --> 00:13:15.210
  • SO WE FEEL BLESSED AS A CHURCH
  • 00:13:15.210 --> 00:13:17.290
  • TO BE ABLE TO BE HELPING SO MANY
  • 00:13:17.290 --> 00:13:19.230
  • PEOPLE NOW IN THE COMMUNITY, NOT
  • 00:13:23.140 --> 00:13:26.140
  • JUST ME TALKING BUT WE HAVE
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:27.080
  • TEAMS OUT REBUILDING AND JUST IT
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:28.040
  • IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:13:28.040 --> 00:13:28.280
  • SHOW PEOPLE, SHOW THE LOVE OF
  • 00:13:28.280 --> 00:13:29.190
  • GOD.
  • 00:13:29.190 --> 00:13:30.140
  • SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING
  • 00:13:30.140 --> 00:13:31.060
  • NOW.
  • 00:13:31.060 --> 00:13:33.020
  • - IT BRINGS A NEW PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:13:33.020 --> 00:13:34.170
  • TO LIFE.
  • 00:13:34.290 --> 00:13:37.290
  • I THINK THAT IF WE TAKE THESE
  • 00:13:37.290 --> 00:13:39.140
  • OPPORTUNITIES TO REALIZE WHAT IS
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:41.120
  • IMPORTANT, AND TO REALIZE THAT
  • 00:13:41.120 --> 00:13:43.040
  • MATERIAL THINGS ARE GREAT, THEY
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.280
  • MAKE LIFE EASY BUT THAT IS NOT
  • 00:13:44.280 --> 00:13:46.080
  • WHAT'S IMPORTANT, IS YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:47.200
  • SAFE?
  • 00:13:47.200 --> 00:13:49.110
  • THE PEOPLE I LOVE ARE COMING TO
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:50.050
  • HELP ME.
  • 00:13:50.050 --> 00:13:52.130
  • IT JUST CHANGES OUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:13:52.130 --> 00:13:54.050
  • IF WE CARRY THOSE PERSPECTIVES
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:56.030
  • ON, WE ARE GOING TO LIVE EVEN
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:58.000
  • RICHER LIVES, THAT IS WHAT IT IS
  • 00:13:58.000 --> 00:14:00.270
  • TO BE BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS TO
  • 00:14:00.270 --> 00:14:02.210
  • SAY, THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME BUT
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:03.190
  • I'M GOING TO FIND THE GOOD
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:04.190
  • THINGS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:04.190 --> 00:14:05.270
  • GOD IS THERE IN THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:14:05.270 --> 00:14:07.140
  • HE IS THERE WITH US.
  • 00:14:07.140 --> 00:14:09.140
  • HE EXPECTS US TO LOOK FOR HIM IN
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:10.070
  • THOSE PLACES.
  • 00:14:10.070 --> 00:14:11.280
  • THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN SO
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:12.190
  • MUCH OF.
  • 00:14:12.190 --> 00:14:14.170
  • PEOPLE LITERALLY WHERE THEY--
  • 00:14:14.170 --> 00:14:16.110
  • THEIR WHOLE HOUSE HAS BEEN
  • 00:14:16.110 --> 00:14:18.260
  • GUTTED AND IT IS SITTING ON
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:21.030
  • THEIR CURB, THEY CAN LOOK AND
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:22.140
  • THEY ARE ACTUALLY SMILING, IT
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:23.170
  • JUST SEEMS LIKE THE ATTITUDE IN
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.230
  • HOUSTON IS AMAZING, THAT THEY
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:27.050
  • ARE REALLY SAYING, WE ARE GOING
  • 00:14:27.050 --> 00:14:27.290
  • TO REBUILD.
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:28.230
  • AND YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE GOING
  • 00:14:28.230 --> 00:14:29.190
  • TO BUILD BETTER.
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:31.050
  • SO, IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE.
  • 00:14:31.120 --> 00:14:34.120
  • - ONE OF THE STORIES THAT CAME
  • 00:14:34.210 --> 00:14:37.210
  • OUT OF THIS TRAGEDY IS, AN
  • 00:14:37.210 --> 00:14:39.100
  • ACQUAINTANCE, A FRIEND OF YOURS,
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:41.170
  • STEVE WYNN DECIDED TO GIVE YOU A
  • 00:14:42.160 --> 00:14:45.160
  • PHONE CALL AND BASICALLY A GIFT
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:46.290
  • TO THE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON OF
  • 00:14:47.080 --> 00:14:50.080
  • $3.75 MILLION FROM A CASINO
  • 00:14:50.080 --> 00:14:51.220
  • OWNER.
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:54.230
  • SO,.
  • 00:14:54.230 --> 00:14:55.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.250
  • -- THE IDEA THAT GOD'S GOING TO
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:02.040
  • DO IT A DIFFERENT WAY EVERY
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:02.240
  • TIME.
  • 00:15:02.240 --> 00:15:04.260
  • THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN
  • 00:15:04.260 --> 00:15:05.150
  • DIFFERENT.
  • 00:15:05.150 --> 00:15:08.090
  • AND LAKEWOOD CHURCH IS IN THE
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:10.150
  • PROCESS OF DELIVERING THOSE
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:11.070
  • FUNDS AND GETTING THOSE FUNDS
  • 00:15:11.070 --> 00:15:12.070
  • DEPLOYED TO PEOPLE THAT NEEDED
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:13.130
  • IT.
  • 00:15:13.130 --> 00:15:16.040
  • IN THE MIDST OF THAT DARKNESS,
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:20.010
  • THE PEOPLE THAT WILL RISE UP AND
  • 00:15:20.010 --> 00:15:21.150
  • HELP, YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE HELP
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:22.100
  • WILL COME FROM.
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:23.210
  • AND WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:26.170
  • - YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:28.180
  • HAVING YOUR HOPE, KNOWING THAT
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:29.110
  • GOD IS A MAN OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:32.150
  • WHEN HE SAYS I WILL TAKE THE BAD
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:33.200
  • AND I WILL DO SOMETHING GOOD
  • 00:15:33.200 --> 00:15:35.160
  • THROUGH THAT, NOT EVERYTHING'S
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:36.070
  • GOOD.
  • 00:15:36.070 --> 00:15:38.240
  • NOT EVERYONE THINKS IF YOU ARE A
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.020
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE IS JUST A BREEZE.
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:41.090
  • IF WE ALL LOOK BACK OVER OUR
  • 00:15:41.090 --> 00:15:43.000
  • LIVES, IT IS THROUGH THOSE DARK
  • 00:15:43.000 --> 00:15:45.190
  • TIMES WE GET TREASURES THAT,
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:46.240
  • MAN, DO I WANT TO GO BACK
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:48.120
  • THROUGH IT, NO, NOT REALLY, BUT
  • 00:15:48.120 --> 00:15:50.020
  • WOULD I FOR WHAT I GOT OUT FROM
  • 00:15:50.020 --> 00:15:50.240
  • GOD?
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:52.030
  • I LOVE WHAT JOB SAID.
  • 00:15:53.060 --> 00:15:56.060
  • HE SAID AT THE END, HE LOOKED
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:58.130
  • BACK AND HE SAID, MAN, GOD, I
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:15:59.120
  • HAD HEARD ABOUT YOU BEFORE, BUT
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:00.270
  • NOW I HAVE SEEN YOU.
  • 00:16:00.270 --> 00:16:02.130
  • THAT IS WHAT WE PULL OUT OF THE
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:03.100
  • DARKNESS.
  • 00:16:03.100 --> 00:16:05.270
  • YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT GOD AND HOW
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:09.290
  • FAITHFUL AND HOW GOOD HE IS BUT
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:10.260
  • IT IS SOMETIMES THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:10.260 --> 00:16:11.260
  • STRUGGLES WHERE YOU DON'T THINK
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:14.000
  • IT IS GOING TO GET BETTER BUT
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:16.000
  • GOD SAYS I WILL TURN WHAT SATAN
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:17.010
  • HAS MEANT FOR EVIL AND I WILL
  • 00:16:17.010 --> 00:16:19.020
  • TURN IT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:20.290
  • AND TO HAVE FAITH IN WHAT GOD
  • 00:16:20.290 --> 00:16:22.290
  • SAID HE IS GOING TO DO AND TO
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:25.000
  • BELIEVE THAT IN THAT BLESSED
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:27.220
  • HOPE THAT WE HAVE THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:29.180
  • TRIALS IS AMAZING AND THE PEOPLE
  • 00:16:29.180 --> 00:16:31.240
  • THAT HAVE RISEN UP IN FLORIDA
  • 00:16:31.240 --> 00:16:33.220
  • AND IN HOUSTON AND PUERTO RICO.
  • 00:16:34.030 --> 00:16:37.030
  • THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HUNG ON
  • 00:16:37.030 --> 00:16:38.120
  • TO FAITH IN GOD.
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:40.210
  • GOD'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:42.280
  • INCREDIBLE IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:43.180
  • IT IS PRICELESS WHAT GOD CAN DO
  • 00:16:43.180 --> 00:16:44.170
  • IN YOUR LIFE THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:45.140
  • TIMES.
  • 00:16:45.140 --> 00:16:46.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:16:46.170 --> 00:16:49.170
  • - I LOVE THAT, LAURIE.
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:52.100
  • I THINK SCRIPTURE MOST OF US
  • 00:16:52.100 --> 00:16:54.220
  • KNOW GOD'S PLANS FOR US ARE FOR
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:55.180
  • GOOD NOT EVIL.
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:58.130
  • I THINK KING JAMES SAYS, TO GIVE
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:00.150
  • YOU AN EXPECTED END MEANING THAT
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:03.190
  • GOD ALREADY KNOWS THE END FROM
  • 00:17:03.190 --> 00:17:04.220
  • THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:17:04.220 --> 00:17:07.060
  • HE KNOWS WHERE WE WILL GET TO
  • 00:17:07.060 --> 00:17:09.070
  • AND HOW TO GET US THERE.
  • 00:17:09.070 --> 00:17:11.110
  • HE KNOWS SOMETIMES THE BEGINNING
  • 00:17:11.110 --> 00:17:12.230
  • IS FUN, THE END IS EXCITING BUT
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:15.160
  • IT IS THE MIDDLE WHERE WE HAVE
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:16.140
  • TO LEARN TO TRUST HIM.
  • 00:17:16.140 --> 00:17:18.110
  • GOD, I DID NOT KNOW HURRICANE
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:19.120
  • HARVEY WAS GOING TO COME.
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:20.250
  • OR GOD, WE HAVE THESE CHALLENGES
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:21.260
  • HERE AND THERE, BUT THAT IS
  • 00:17:21.260 --> 00:17:22.200
  • WHERE YOU HAVE TO COME BACK AND
  • 00:17:22.200 --> 00:17:23.230
  • SAY, GOD, YOU HAVE AN EXPECTED
  • 00:17:23.230 --> 00:17:24.140
  • END.
  • 00:17:24.140 --> 00:17:26.270
  • YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO GET ME
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:27.180
  • TO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:17:27.180 --> 00:17:29.150
  • I THINK ABOUT, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:30.150
  • YOU GUYS HAVE MADE A LOT OF
  • 00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:32.180
  • MOVIES, SOMETIMES IN A MOVIE
  • 00:17:32.180 --> 00:17:33.130
  • THEY WILL SHOOT THE FINAL SCENE
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:34.050
  • FIRST.
  • 00:17:34.050 --> 00:17:37.030
  • IT DOES NOT HAVE TO SHOOT IN
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:37.290
  • SEQUENCE.
  • 00:17:46.200 --> 00:17:49.200
  • SO, YOU MAY SHOOT THE FINAL
  • 00:17:49.200 --> 00:17:50.100
  • SCENE FIRST.
  • 00:17:50.100 --> 00:17:51.120
  • THEN YOU GO BACK AND FILL IN
  • 00:17:51.120 --> 00:17:52.020
  • EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:52.160
  • I LIKE TO THINK OF IT IN OUR OWN
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:53.100
  • LIVES, GOD HAS ALREADY SHOT THE
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:54.020
  • FINAL SCENE.
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:54.220
  • HE KNOWS WHERE WE ARE GOING TO
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:55.150
  • BE.
  • 00:17:55.150 --> 00:17:57.000
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT, YOUR FINAL
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:58.000
  • SCENE ENDS IN VICTORY.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:58.270
  • GOD SAYS HE ALWAYS CAUSES US TO
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:17:59.210
  • TRIUMPH.
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:00.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:02.020
  • I THINK TOO, LIKE ANY GOOD
  • 00:18:02.020 --> 00:18:03.080
  • MOVIE, YOU ALL KNOW THIS MORE
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:04.110
  • THAN ME WHAT MAKES A GOOD MOVIE,
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:06.010
  • THOUGH, IS THE CONFLICT.
  • 00:18:06.010 --> 00:18:06.240
  • THE TWIST AND THE TURNS, IT IS
  • 00:18:06.240 --> 00:18:08.050
  • NOT JUST ONE-- SO, YOU KNOW
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:09.050
  • WHAT, YOU MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:10.090
  • OF YOUR MOVIE NOW, BUT YOU GOT
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:11.000
  • TO KEEP REMINDING YOURSELF, I
  • 00:18:11.000 --> 00:18:12.150
  • HAVE AN EXPECTED END.
  • 00:18:12.150 --> 00:18:14.040
  • GOD ALREADY KNOWS THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:15.060
  • SOMETIMES FOOTBALL AT HOME, OUR
  • 00:18:15.060 --> 00:18:16.100
  • SERVICES ARE OVER AT ONE O'CLOCK
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:18.120
  • IN THE AFTERNOON, OUR FOOTBALL
  • 00:18:18.120 --> 00:18:19.220
  • TEAM STARTS AT NOON, SO A LOT OF
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:21.150
  • TIMES I WILL RECORD THE GAME.
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:22.280
  • BY THE TIME I GET HOME FROM
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:24.080
  • EDITING, I ALREADY KNOW WHO WON
  • 00:18:24.080 --> 00:18:25.140
  • OR WHO LOST.
  • 00:18:25.140 --> 00:18:26.240
  • BUT LET'S SAY WE WON, SOMETIMES
  • 00:18:26.240 --> 00:18:28.140
  • I WILL GO BACK AND WATCH THE
  • 00:18:28.140 --> 00:18:30.130
  • GAME AND ESPECIALLY WHEN I KNOW
  • 00:18:30.130 --> 00:18:31.290
  • WE HAVE WON, WE MAY BE DOWN 20
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:33.070
  • IN THE FIRST QUARTER, I'M NOT
  • 00:18:33.070 --> 00:18:33.280
  • WORRIED.
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:35.020
  • I ALREADY KNOW THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:36.060
  • SOMEBODY TOLD ME WE WON.
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:38.100
  • IT CAN BE LIKE THAT IN LIFE.
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:40.150
  • IN A SENSE TO SAY, YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:42.000
  • SAY GOD, YOU ALREADY LAID OUT
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:43.250
  • EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:45.270
  • YOU ALREADY PLANNED IT ALL OUT.
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:48.020
  • NOW I MAY BE IN THE FIRST
  • 00:18:48.020 --> 00:18:49.160
  • QUARTER AND DOWN BY 20, IT JUST
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:50.130
  • MEANS I'M GOING TO HAVE A BIGGER
  • 00:18:50.130 --> 00:18:51.120
  • COMEBACK.
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:53.160
  • STAY IN FAITH KNOWING YOU HAVE
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:54.200
  • THAT EXPECTED END.
  • 00:18:54.200 --> 00:18:56.180
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:18:56.180 --> 00:18:57.130
  • WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BLESSED IN
  • 00:18:57.130 --> 00:18:58.270
  • THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:18:58.270 --> 00:19:00.100
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN ARE
  • 00:19:00.100 --> 00:19:01.140
  • WITH US ALL HOUR.
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:04.050
  • WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT SOME
  • 00:19:04.050 --> 00:19:06.030
  • KIND OF-- SOME REALLY
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:07.050
  • ENCOURAGING KIND OF THINGS.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:08.160
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS
  • 00:19:08.160 --> 00:19:09.140
  • BOOK IS OUT IN A COUPLE OF
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:10.150
  • WEEKS.
  • 00:19:10.150 --> 00:19:12.120
  • IT DROPS OCTOBER 24.
  • 00:19:12.120 --> 00:19:14.070
  • WHICH IS A FEW WEEKS FROM NOW.
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:15.280
  • AND WE WANTED YOU TO KNOW ABOUT
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:16.260
  • IT.
  • 00:19:16.260 --> 00:19:18.010
  • BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS, JOEL
  • 00:19:18.010 --> 00:19:18.290
  • AND VICTORIA WILL BE WITH US ALL
  • 00:19:18.290 --> 00:19:20.020
  • HOUR.
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:22.070
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:26.230
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO WE
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:31.290
  • WELCOME YOU.
  • 00:19:31.290 --> 00:19:33.020
  • LET ME-- AUDIENCE, WAVE.
  • 00:19:33.020 --> 00:19:33.210
  • A BIG SMILE, WAVE.
  • 00:19:33.210 --> 00:19:34.180
  • I JUST WANTED TO GIVE EVERYBODY
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:35.130
  • A CHANCE, A LITTLE SMILE, A
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:36.030
  • WAVE.
  • 00:19:36.030 --> 00:19:36.250
  • EVERYONE IS REAL HAPPY IN THE
  • 00:19:36.250 --> 00:19:37.250
  • STUDIO TODAY, RIGHT?
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:38.210
  • EVERYONE HAPPY?
  • 00:19:38.210 --> 00:19:39.260
  • (WOO!)
  • 00:19:39.260 --> 00:19:42.160
  • WE ARE HERE IN
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:43.090
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:19:43.090 --> 00:19:44.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:46.070
  • - IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NOT QUITE
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:47.010
  • FALL DAY, IS IT FALL YET?
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:47.200
  • - YES.
  • 00:19:47.200 --> 00:19:48.150
  • - FALL DAY.
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:51.040
  • LATE SUMMER, IT IS ALWAYS KIND
  • 00:19:51.040 --> 00:19:53.230
  • OF HOT HERE IN OCTOBER.
  • 00:19:53.240 --> 00:19:56.240
  • BASICALLY, WE ARE HERE TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:59.010
  • YOU HAVE AN ENCOURAGING STORY
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:00.090
  • YOU FOUND.
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:02.040
  • TELL US ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.220
  • - MATT AND LAURIE, I GOT A
  • 00:20:05.080 --> 00:20:08.080
  • PHONE CALL IN OUR SERIES CALL IN
  • 00:20:08.080 --> 00:20:09.080
  • SHOW AWHILE BACK, MONTHS AGO.
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:10.250
  • IT WAS A YOUNG LADY NAMED
  • 00:20:10.250 --> 00:20:12.030
  • SHEREE.
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:13.080
  • SHE CAN EXPLAIN IT BETTER THAN
  • 00:20:13.080 --> 00:20:14.050
  • ME.
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:18.070
  • BUT THE BASIC IDEA IS THAT SHE
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:19.230
  • WAS RAISING A SON NAMED E.J. IN
  • 00:20:19.230 --> 00:20:20.280
  • COMPTON.
  • 00:20:21.160 --> 00:20:24.160
  • KIND OF A ROUGH AREA.
  • 00:20:24.160 --> 00:20:26.140
  • HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:27.180
  • INCARCERATED FOR YEARS.
  • 00:20:27.180 --> 00:20:30.090
  • A SINGLE PARENT MOM RAISING A
  • 00:20:30.090 --> 00:20:33.040
  • YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN SON IN A
  • 00:20:33.040 --> 00:20:34.110
  • TOUGH PLACE.
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:38.070
  • YOU CAN LOOK AT SOMETIMES IN
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:39.250
  • LIFE YOU CAN THINK WELL, I DON'T
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:42.030
  • HAVE THE ADVANTAGES, I HAVE GOT
  • 00:20:50.030 --> 00:20:53.030
  • A REASON TO GET STUCK.
  • 00:20:53.030 --> 00:20:53.200
  • I DON'T HAVE THE HEALTH, I DON'T
  • 00:20:53.200 --> 00:20:54.120
  • HAVE THE EDUCATION.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:54.280
  • I'M NOT IN THE RIGHT
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:55.140
  • NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT, GOD'S PUT IN
  • 00:20:55.140 --> 00:20:56.060
  • YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:57.020
  • BECOME WHO HE HAS CREATED YOU TO
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:57.250
  • BE.
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:20:58.250
  • I BELIEVE GOD WANTS EVERY
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:20:59.160
  • GENERATION TO BE FURTHER.
  • 00:20:59.160 --> 00:21:00.200
  • WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITS OFF
  • 00:21:00.200 --> 00:21:01.130
  • HIM, GOD, THE FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:02.150
  • WILL MAKE UP FOR WHAT YOU DIDN'T
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:03.070
  • GET.
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:04.090
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU ADVANTAGES AND
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:05.160
  • OPEN NEW DOORS IF YOU WILL DARE
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:06.200
  • TO BELIEVE AND NOT SAY, NOT ME,
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:08.050
  • I'VE GOT AN EXCUSE.
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:09.190
  • I DIDN'T HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE,
  • 00:21:09.190 --> 00:21:11.150
  • JOEL, I DON'T HAVE THE TALENT OR
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:13.010
  • THE PERSONALITY OR FUNDS, GET
  • 00:21:13.010 --> 00:21:14.170
  • RID OF ALL THE EXCUSES AND SAY
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:18.130
  • GOD, YOU PUT THESE DREAMS IN MY
  • 00:21:21.080 --> 00:21:24.080
  • HEART, I BELIEVE I CAN BECOME
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:24.290
  • WHO YOU CREATED ME TO BE.
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:25.270
  • THAT IS WHEN SHEREE, HER MOM AND
  • 00:21:25.270 --> 00:21:26.200
  • HER SON DID.
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:27.190
  • - AND INTERESTING, BECAUSE WHAT
  • 00:21:27.190 --> 00:21:28.230
  • YOU SAID EARLIER, VICTORIA, IS
  • 00:21:28.230 --> 00:21:29.270
  • PUT THE PRESSURE ON GOD.
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:31.050
  • IT IS HIS DREAM AND DESIRE IN
  • 00:21:31.050 --> 00:21:31.260
  • YOU.
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:32.280
  • SO MAKE WELCOME, E.J.'S MAMA AND
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:34.170
  • GRANDMA RIGHT HERE IN THE
  • 00:21:34.170 --> 00:21:35.130
  • STUDIO.
  • 00:21:35.130 --> 00:21:38.090
  • STAND UP IF YOU WOULD.
  • 00:21:38.090 --> 00:21:41.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:21:41.170 --> 00:21:44.170
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:21:44.170 --> 00:21:47.150
  • WE GAVE YOU A BIG SET UP HERE
  • 00:21:48.090 --> 00:21:51.090
  • ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:21:51.090 --> 00:21:53.020
  • TELL THE CONTINUATION OF THE
  • 00:21:53.020 --> 00:21:54.270
  • STORY.
  • 00:21:54.270 --> 00:21:55.280
  • AND, BY THE WAY, FOR THOSE OF US
  • 00:21:55.280 --> 00:21:58.200
  • IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, COMPTON
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:00.260
  • IS A TOUGH AREA OF THE CITY.
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:03.010
  • IT IS A TOUGH AREA.
  • 00:22:03.010 --> 00:22:05.180
  • THERE IS NOT A LOT OF
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:06.210
  • OPPORTUNITY THERE.
  • 00:22:07.070 --> 00:22:10.070
  • THERE IS A LOT OF NEGATIVE
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:11.290
  • ENVIRONMENT SITUATIONS.
  • 00:22:11.290 --> 00:22:14.240
  • BUT YOU, WITHOUT YOUR HUSBAND,
  • 00:22:14.240 --> 00:22:16.250
  • RAISED E.J., SO CONTINUE THE
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:17.170
  • STORY.
  • 00:22:17.170 --> 00:22:19.200
  • - BUT WITH GOD.
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:22.080
  • SO, WITH GOD I WAS ABLE TO
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:24.170
  • OVERCOME TONS OF STEREOTYPES.
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:28.170
  • THAT DECEMBER 2016, LAST YEAR,
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:32.020
  • DECEMBER 13, 2016 LAST YEAR.
  • 00:22:32.020 --> 00:22:34.240
  • WE LISTEN TO TBN EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:36.290
  • AND JOEL OSTEEN WAS ON AT 7 A.M.
  • 00:22:36.290 --> 00:22:37.220
  • - WAKE UP TO HOPE.
  • 00:22:37.220 --> 00:22:38.110
  • - THAT'S IT. (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:39.250 --> 00:22:42.250
  • HE HAD SAID THAT GOD WAS GOING
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:46.050
  • TO DO SOMETHING, A PRECEDENT IN
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:47.160
  • OUR LIVES TODAY.
  • 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:50.020
  • IT WAS THE DAY IN WHICH E.J. HAD
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:51.150
  • TO OPEN UP HIS ACCEPTANCE LETTER
  • 00:22:51.150 --> 00:22:52.080
  • TO HARVARD.
  • 00:22:52.080 --> 00:22:54.000
  • THAT WAS JUST A CONFIRMATION.
  • 00:22:54.000 --> 00:22:56.010
  • I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:22:56.010 --> 00:22:56.220
  • THAT.
  • 00:22:56.220 --> 00:22:58.240
  • BECAUSE I HAD DOUBTS, BUT I
  • 00:22:58.240 --> 00:22:59.180
  • KNEW, IF IT IS THROUGH GOD, ALL
  • 00:22:59.180 --> 00:23:00.130
  • THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:01.200 --> 00:23:04.200
  • - SO YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOY
  • 00:23:04.200 --> 00:23:05.210
  • IN COMPTON WITH HIS DADDY IN
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:06.240
  • PRISON.
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:07.270
  • - EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:07.270 --> 00:23:08.280
  • - WANTED TO GO TO HARVARD.
  • 00:23:08.280 --> 00:23:10.150
  • - THAT IS A BIT OF A STRETCH.
  • 00:23:10.150 --> 00:23:13.010
  • DID YOU BELIEVE IT ALL THE TIME?
  • 00:23:13.010 --> 00:23:14.180
  • - I DIDN'T, BUT I KNOW ALL
  • 00:23:14.180 --> 00:23:16.040
  • THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:16.040 --> 00:23:16.250
  • SOMETIMES I LACK FAITH.
  • 00:23:16.250 --> 00:23:18.200
  • BUT I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF,
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:20.160
  • LIKE, NO, IT IS GOD.
  • 00:23:20.160 --> 00:23:22.040
  • IF IT IS UP TO GOD, ANYTHING IS
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:23.020
  • POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:23.020 --> 00:23:24.270
  • SO I ALWAYS CONTINUE TO PRAY
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:25.170
  • OVER HIM.
  • 00:23:25.170 --> 00:23:28.140
  • I TURN ON TBN AT NIGHT WHILE HE
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:29.070
  • IS SLEEPING.
  • 00:23:29.070 --> 00:23:31.040
  • I KNEEL DOWN AND I PRAY.
  • 00:23:31.040 --> 00:23:33.200
  • AND GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE
  • 00:23:33.200 --> 00:23:34.130
  • FOR US.
  • 00:23:34.130 --> 00:23:36.070
  • HE OPENED UP THAT LETTER AND HE
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:37.030
  • CONFIRMED IT.
  • 00:23:37.260 --> 00:23:40.260
  • THANKS FOR BEING THE START OF
  • 00:23:40.260 --> 00:23:42.040
  • OUR STORY.
  • 00:23:42.040 --> 00:23:42.220
  • - SO YOU GOT A LETTER, AND IT
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.290
  • IS FROM HARVARD.
  • 00:23:43.290 --> 00:23:44.180
  • - IT IS.
  • 00:23:44.180 --> 00:23:46.040
  • - AND THAT DAY, I TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:23:46.040 --> 00:23:47.160
  • UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR ON WAKE UP
  • 00:23:47.160 --> 00:23:48.100
  • TO HOPE.
  • 00:23:48.100 --> 00:23:49.170
  • GOD'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:50.220
  • UNUSUAL, SOMETHING OUT OF THE
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:51.190
  • ORDINARY.
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:52.130
  • - I JUST STARTED SCREAMING.
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:54.060
  • - SO WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:56.080
  • - SO HE TOLD ME, MOM, I'M GOING
  • 00:23:56.080 --> 00:23:57.250
  • TO OPEN UP THE LETTER TODAY.
  • 00:23:57.250 --> 00:23:58.150
  • I SAID OKAY.
  • 00:23:58.150 --> 00:24:00.100
  • AT SCHOOL, AROUND MY FRIENDS.
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:01.260
  • AND THE PEOPLE I LOVE.
  • 00:24:01.260 --> 00:24:04.050
  • AND I WANT YOU TO BE THERE.
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:06.100
  • I COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:08.050
  • ALTHOUGH I'M A SCHOOL TEACHER,
  • 00:24:08.050 --> 00:24:09.010
  • THERE FOR THE KIDS, I SAID,
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:10.090
  • WELL, LET ME GO.
  • 00:24:10.090 --> 00:24:11.040
  • THIS IS MY ONE KID.
  • 00:24:11.040 --> 00:24:12.290
  • I NEED TO GO BE BY HIS SIDE.
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:14.150
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS GOING
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:15.160
  • TO BE A YES OR NO.
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:17.210
  • HE OPENED IT UP AND WE ALL JUST
  • 00:24:17.210 --> 00:24:18.250
  • YELLED AND SCREAMED AND THANK
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:19.180
  • GOD.
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:21.080
  • I WAS LIKE OH, MY GOD!
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:22.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:26.050 --> 00:24:29.050
  • - IT IS OFFICIAL STATEMENT, HE
  • 00:24:29.050 --> 00:24:30.070
  • IS THE FIRST--
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:31.030
  • - WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:31.280
  • STATEMENT.
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:32.150
  • - HE IS THE FIRST
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:33.210
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE FROM
  • 00:24:33.210 --> 00:24:34.120
  • COMPTON TO HARVARD.
  • 00:24:34.120 --> 00:24:35.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:35.120 --> 00:24:38.120
  • - WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:24:38.120 --> 00:24:39.060
  • GRANDMA?
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:40.140
  • - IT IS AMAZING.
  • 00:24:40.140 --> 00:24:41.280
  • I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:24:41.280 --> 00:24:43.090
  • I DIDN'T GO TO THE SCHOOL
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:44.290
  • BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO SEE
  • 00:24:44.290 --> 00:24:46.110
  • HIS FACE IF HE DID NOT GET IN.
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:47.250
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:24:47.250 --> 00:24:48.250
  • IF THIS BOY WAS GOING TO GET IN
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:50.070
  • HARVARD, BUT HE WAS ALWAYS
  • 00:24:50.070 --> 00:24:51.020
  • STRIVING FOR MORE AND MORE.
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:52.020
  • WHEN THEY CALLED-- I SAID WHY
  • 00:24:52.020 --> 00:24:54.060
  • DIDN'T YOU GUYS CALL ME TO TELL
  • 00:24:54.060 --> 00:24:55.130
  • ME HE MADE IT!?
  • 00:24:55.130 --> 00:24:55.290
  • THEY SAID, HE MADE IT, MAMA, HE
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:24:56.220
  • MADE IT.
  • 00:24:56.220 --> 00:24:57.270
  • I STARTED SCREAMING AND CRYING.
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:24:58.200
  • AND PRAISING AND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:24:58.200 --> 00:24:59.180
  • I WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:00.250
  • - WHO IS YOUR PASTOR.
  • 00:25:00.250 --> 00:25:02.020
  • - CHARLES E. BLAKE.
  • 00:25:02.020 --> 00:25:03.040
  • BISHOP CHARLES E. BLAKE,
  • 00:25:03.040 --> 00:25:03.250
  • LOS ANGELES.
  • 00:25:03.250 --> 00:25:04.160
  • - I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:05.200
  • LOVE THAT.
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:06.210
  • FINAL THOUGHTS?
  • 00:25:06.210 --> 00:25:08.220
  • - FINAL THOUGHTS IS, ALWAYS
  • 00:25:08.220 --> 00:25:11.140
  • BELIEVE IN GOD, GIVE YOUR KIDS
  • 00:25:11.140 --> 00:25:12.090
  • TO GOD.
  • 00:25:12.090 --> 00:25:14.000
  • GIVE EVERY PROBLEM YOU THINK YOU
  • 00:25:14.000 --> 00:25:14.290
  • CANNOT HANDLE, GIVE IT TO GOD
  • 00:25:14.290 --> 00:25:15.270
  • AND WATCH HIM WORK.
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:16.130
  • WATCH HIM WORK.
  • 00:25:16.130 --> 00:25:17.020
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:25:17.020 --> 00:25:17.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:20.030
  • - CONGRATULATIONS.
  • 00:25:20.030 --> 00:25:20.220
  • THANK YOU ALL.
  • 00:25:20.220 --> 00:25:21.200
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:25:22.140 --> 00:25:25.140
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:25:25.140 --> 00:25:27.240
  • WE WANT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER
  • 00:25:27.240 --> 00:25:28.130
  • STORY.
  • 00:25:28.130 --> 00:25:30.170
  • LET'S SET UP CRAIG'S STORY.
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:34.060
  • GIVE ME A LITTLE OF THAT AND WE
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:35.050
  • WILL GO TO A ROLL IN.
  • 00:25:35.050 --> 00:25:37.150
  • - A YOUNG MAN CAME TO WORK FOR
  • 00:25:37.150 --> 00:25:39.130
  • US, WAS HEAD OF OUR CHILDREN'S
  • 00:25:39.130 --> 00:25:41.150
  • MINISTRY NAMED CRAIG JOHNSON AND
  • 00:25:41.150 --> 00:25:42.110
  • SAMANTHA.
  • 00:25:42.110 --> 00:25:44.230
  • AFTER THEY HAD BEEN THERE A FEW
  • 00:25:44.230 --> 00:25:45.230
  • YEARS THEY HAD A CHILD BORN WITH
  • 00:25:45.230 --> 00:25:46.150
  • AUTISM.
  • 00:25:46.150 --> 00:25:48.100
  • IT WAS DIFFERENT FOR THEM.
  • 00:25:48.110 --> 00:25:51.110
  • LIKE EVERYBODY, IT WAS NOT
  • 00:25:51.110 --> 00:25:52.290
  • SOMETHING THEY WERE EXPECTING,
  • 00:25:52.290 --> 00:25:55.140
  • BUT CRAIG AND SAMANTHA HAD AN
  • 00:25:55.140 --> 00:25:57.020
  • AMAZING ATTITUDE, THEY FOUGHT
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.190
  • THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND JUST
  • 00:25:58.190 --> 00:25:59.180
  • IT HAS BEEN ONE MIRACLE AFTER
  • 00:25:59.180 --> 00:26:00.250
  • ANOTHER.
  • 00:26:00.250 --> 00:26:02.010
  • IN THAT TIME OF DIFFICULTY, I
  • 00:26:02.010 --> 00:26:03.000
  • TALK IN THE BOOK ABOUT NOT
  • 00:26:03.000 --> 00:26:04.040
  • WASTING YOUR PAIN.
  • 00:26:04.040 --> 00:26:06.100
  • THERE IS A REASON WE DON'T
  • 00:26:06.100 --> 00:26:07.220
  • UNDERSTAND IT, WE DON'T LIKE IT
  • 00:26:07.220 --> 00:26:09.000
  • BUT DON'T WASTE IT.
  • 00:26:09.070 --> 00:26:12.070
  • IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH
  • 00:26:12.070 --> 00:26:14.030
  • IT, GOD HAS A REASON, HE CAN USE
  • 00:26:14.030 --> 00:26:15.080
  • YOU TO HELP SOMEBODY ELSE IN
  • 00:26:15.080 --> 00:26:16.060
  • THAT SITUATION.
  • 00:26:16.060 --> 00:26:17.000
  • THAT IS WHAT CRAIG AND SAMANTHA
  • 00:26:17.000 --> 00:26:17.230
  • HAVE DONE.
  • 00:26:17.230 --> 00:26:19.200
  • - BY THE WAY, ALL OF YOU PEOPLE
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.010
  • RIGHT HERE, YOU ARE ALL ON
  • 00:26:21.010 --> 00:26:21.220
  • CAMERA RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:21.220 --> 00:26:23.160
  • SO SMILE BECAUSE SEE, WE ARE
  • 00:26:23.160 --> 00:26:24.110
  • STILL HERE.
  • 00:26:24.110 --> 00:26:25.170
  • SO KEEP-- THE JOY OF THE LORD IS
  • 00:26:25.170 --> 00:26:26.160
  • YOUR.
  • 00:26:27.140 --> 00:26:30.140
  • - SAVIOR.
  • 00:26:30.140 --> 00:26:31.000
  • - LOVE IT.
  • 00:26:31.000 --> 00:26:32.260
  • SO CRAIG'S STORY COMES BY WAY OF
  • 00:26:32.260 --> 00:26:33.230
  • VIDEOTAPE.
  • 00:26:33.230 --> 00:26:34.070
  • CRAIG JOHNSON.
  • 00:26:34.070 --> 00:26:35.020
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:26:35.020 --> 00:26:37.210
  • - WHEN WE BROUGHT HIM HOME HE
  • 00:26:37.210 --> 00:26:40.100
  • WAS JUST LIKE ANY OF OUR OTHER
  • 00:26:40.100 --> 00:26:41.010
  • KIDS.
  • 00:26:41.010 --> 00:26:43.010
  • ALWAYS SLEEPING (LAUGHTER).
  • 00:26:43.010 --> 00:26:45.010
  • ALWAYS WANTING TO EAT.
  • 00:26:45.010 --> 00:26:47.040
  • - NOW THE FAMILY IS COMPLETE.
  • 00:26:47.040 --> 00:26:49.070
  • WE THOUGHT IT WAS, BUT NOW WE
  • 00:26:49.070 --> 00:26:49.280
  • KNOW IT REALLY IS.
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:52.030
  • - ARE YOU GIVING IT TO SHELBY?
  • 00:26:52.170 --> 00:26:55.170
  • - AS HE BEGAN TO DEVELOP, HE
  • 00:26:55.170 --> 00:26:57.020
  • REALLY DEVELOPED LIKE THE OTHER
  • 00:26:57.020 --> 00:26:58.260
  • KIDS, THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN
  • 00:26:58.260 --> 00:27:00.050
  • PERSONALITIES AND CONNOR HAD
  • 00:27:00.050 --> 00:27:01.180
  • HIS.
  • 00:27:01.180 --> 00:27:04.130
  • CONNOR WAS VERY EXPRESSIVE IN
  • 00:27:04.130 --> 00:27:06.160
  • THE THINGS HE WOULD DO.
  • 00:27:07.030 --> 00:27:10.030
  • I REMEMBER US TALKING TO HIM AND
  • 00:27:10.030 --> 00:27:11.030
  • HIM REPEATING WORDS.
  • 00:27:11.030 --> 00:27:11.270
  • WE WOULD SAY HI, CONNOR, DADDY
  • 00:27:11.270 --> 00:27:12.190
  • LOVES YOU.
  • 00:27:12.190 --> 00:27:14.090
  • HE WOULD SAY, LOVE YOU.
  • 00:27:14.090 --> 00:27:15.170
  • HE WAS KIND OF YOUR ALL AMERICAN
  • 00:27:15.170 --> 00:27:16.260
  • BOY.
  • 00:27:17.040 --> 00:27:20.040
  • - ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF WE
  • 00:27:20.040 --> 00:27:21.160
  • KIND OF JUST STARTED NOTICING
  • 00:27:21.160 --> 00:27:23.000
  • HIM PLAYING BY HIMSELF, FIRST WE
  • 00:27:23.000 --> 00:27:25.230
  • THOUGHT HE IS JUST A GREAT EASY
  • 00:27:25.230 --> 00:27:26.150
  • BABY.
  • 00:27:26.150 --> 00:27:28.230
  • HE PLAYS BY HIMSELF, DOES NOT
  • 00:27:28.230 --> 00:27:29.220
  • CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS.
  • 00:27:29.220 --> 00:27:31.100
  • BUT IT WAS JUST THE LANGUAGE,
  • 00:27:31.100 --> 00:27:33.060
  • AND TALK.
  • 00:27:33.060 --> 00:27:34.170
  • HE WAS NOT TALKING A WHOLE LOT.
  • 00:27:34.170 --> 00:27:36.140
  • HE WOULD KIND OF POINT AT
  • 00:27:36.140 --> 00:27:37.060
  • THINGS.
  • 00:27:37.060 --> 00:27:39.240
  • OR MAKE MOTIONS TO STOP.
  • 00:27:39.240 --> 00:27:40.170
  • - FOR A MALE, THAT IS THE
  • 00:27:40.170 --> 00:27:42.040
  • HARDEST THING, YOU KNOW, A MOM
  • 00:27:42.040 --> 00:27:44.060
  • THEY ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THE
  • 00:27:44.060 --> 00:27:45.210
  • CHILD WHERE WHATEVER IS WRONG
  • 00:27:45.210 --> 00:27:46.220
  • WITH THEM, THAT'S BEEN THEIR
  • 00:27:46.220 --> 00:27:47.180
  • MISSION.
  • 00:27:47.180 --> 00:27:50.010
  • A DAD ATTACHES HIMSELF
  • 00:27:50.010 --> 00:27:52.170
  • EMOTIONALLY WITH THEIR CHILD.
  • 00:27:55.040 --> 00:27:58.040
  • SO, AT ONE TIME YOU WERE SAYING
  • 00:27:58.040 --> 00:28:00.040
  • I LOVE YOU AND THEY SAY I LOVE
  • 00:28:00.040 --> 00:28:01.130
  • YOU BACK, OR YOU WERE GIVING
  • 00:28:01.130 --> 00:28:03.260
  • THEM A HUG AND THEY GAVE YOU A
  • 00:28:03.260 --> 00:28:05.030
  • HUG BACK, OR YOU WOULD SAY, COME
  • 00:28:05.030 --> 00:28:06.030
  • OVER AND PLAY, AND WE WOULD PLAY
  • 00:28:06.030 --> 00:28:07.000
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:28:07.100 --> 00:28:10.100
  • WHEN THAT SHIFTS, IT IS LIKE
  • 00:28:10.140 --> 00:28:13.140
  • SOMEBODY PUTS A WALL IN BETWEEN
  • 00:28:13.140 --> 00:28:14.060
  • YOU AND YOUR SON.
  • 00:28:14.060 --> 00:28:16.000
  • SO IT IS LIKE DIVIDING
  • 00:28:16.000 --> 00:28:18.120
  • EMOTIONALLY BECAUSE I COULDN'T--
  • 00:28:18.120 --> 00:28:20.170
  • I WOULD SAY STUFF TO HIM AND HE
  • 00:28:20.170 --> 00:28:22.230
  • WOULD LOOK AWAY AND NOT LOOK AT
  • 00:28:22.230 --> 00:28:23.190
  • ME.
  • 00:28:23.190 --> 00:28:25.200
  • HE STOPPED TALKING ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:28:25.280 --> 00:28:28.280
  • I WOULD WANT TO PLAY WITH HIM
  • 00:28:28.280 --> 00:28:30.000
  • AND HE WOULD WALK AWAY AND GO
  • 00:28:30.000 --> 00:28:31.090
  • SIT IN A CORNER.
  • 00:28:31.230 --> 00:28:34.230
  • - SO ONCE WE FINALLY GOT THE
  • 00:28:34.230 --> 00:28:36.110
  • DIAGNOSIS, THERE WAS A PART OF
  • 00:28:36.110 --> 00:28:38.010
  • ME THAT WAS RELIEVED, OKAY, WE
  • 00:28:38.010 --> 00:28:39.060
  • KNOW WHAT IT IS, NOW WHAT DO WE
  • 00:28:39.060 --> 00:28:40.020
  • DO ABOUT IT?
  • 00:28:40.230 --> 00:28:43.230
  • THEN ONCE YOU GOT INTO WHAT DO
  • 00:28:43.230 --> 00:28:44.290
  • WE DO ABOUT IT AND IT WAS SO
  • 00:28:44.290 --> 00:28:47.070
  • DOCTORS DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:28:47.070 --> 00:28:49.070
  • TELL YOU, IT WAS THEN YOU WERE
  • 00:28:49.070 --> 00:28:51.020
  • IN THIS LAND OF, YOU GOT TO
  • 00:28:51.020 --> 00:28:51.290
  • FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF.
  • 00:28:53.140 --> 00:28:56.140
  • - THE MOMS ATTACH THEMSELVES TO
  • 00:28:56.140 --> 00:28:58.120
  • THE CHILD.
  • 00:28:58.120 --> 00:29:01.060
  • THE DAD CANNOT CONNECT WITH THE
  • 00:29:01.060 --> 00:29:01.280
  • CHILD EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:29:01.280 --> 00:29:03.290
  • HE REALLY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:29:03.290 --> 00:29:05.210
  • DO SO THE MOM IS LOOKING AT THE
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:07.020
  • DAD SAYING WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING
  • 00:29:07.020 --> 00:29:08.010
  • THE SAME THING I'M DOING?
  • 00:29:09.110 --> 00:29:12.110
  • AND THE DAD'S SAYING, I'LL JUST
  • 00:29:12.110 --> 00:29:13.140
  • TRYING TO CONNECT WITH MY SON.
  • 00:29:13.140 --> 00:29:14.160
  • - WE JUST DECIDED IN THE
  • 00:29:14.160 --> 00:29:16.020
  • BEGINNING THIS IS GOING TO TAKE
  • 00:29:16.020 --> 00:29:17.110
  • BOTH OF US.
  • 00:29:17.110 --> 00:29:19.100
  • - THE POWERFUL THING THAT WE
  • 00:29:19.130 --> 00:29:22.130
  • DID WAS WE JUST WOULD NOT BACK
  • 00:29:22.130 --> 00:29:23.150
  • UP FROM EACH OTHER.
  • 00:29:23.150 --> 00:29:25.260
  • WE JUST KEPT MOVING FORWARD
  • 00:29:25.260 --> 00:29:26.190
  • TOWARDS EACH OTHER.
  • 00:29:27.210 --> 00:29:30.210
  • IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES I WOULD
  • 00:29:30.210 --> 00:29:31.230
  • HEAR EVERY WEEK FROM OUR PASTOR
  • 00:29:31.230 --> 00:29:32.200
  • JOEL.
  • 00:29:33.010 --> 00:29:36.010
  • PASTOR JOEL HAS TAUGHT US, IN
  • 00:29:36.010 --> 00:29:37.100
  • THE FACT YOU ONLY HAVE GRACE FOR
  • 00:29:37.100 --> 00:29:38.020
  • TODAY.
  • 00:29:41.050 --> 00:29:44.050
  • SO MANY TIMES WE WANT TO ALWAYS
  • 00:29:44.050 --> 00:29:45.160
  • KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN
  • 00:29:45.160 --> 00:29:46.200
  • THE FUTURE AND WHAT IS GOING TO
  • 00:29:46.200 --> 00:29:47.200
  • HAPPEN 3 WEEKS FROM NOW.
  • 00:29:47.200 --> 00:29:48.270
  • WHAT IT HAS TAUGHT ME WITH
  • 00:29:48.270 --> 00:29:49.290
  • CONNOR IS TO TAKE IT DAY BY DAY.
  • 00:29:49.290 --> 00:29:51.060
  • WE ONLY HAVE GRACE FOR A DAY.
  • 00:29:52.120 --> 00:29:55.120
  • - WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BLESSED
  • 00:29:55.120 --> 00:29:56.150
  • IN THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:29:56.150 --> 00:29:59.040
  • WITH US NOW, CRAIG, YOUR STORY
  • 00:29:59.090 --> 00:30:02.090
  • AND YOUR WIFE'S STORY, YOUR
  • 00:30:02.090 --> 00:30:03.070
  • FAMILY'S STORY.
  • 00:30:03.190 --> 00:30:06.190
  • JUST PICK UP THAT STORY NOW.
  • 00:30:06.190 --> 00:30:07.240
  • FIRST OF ALL, WELCOME TO THE
  • 00:30:07.240 --> 00:30:08.210
  • PROGRAM.
  • 00:30:08.210 --> 00:30:09.220
  • MAKE CRAIG WELCOME, PLEASE.
  • 00:30:09.220 --> 00:30:10.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:30:14.090 --> 00:30:17.090
  • AND THESE TYPES OF THINGS THAT
  • 00:30:17.090 --> 00:30:19.240
  • WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THIS WAS
  • 00:30:19.240 --> 00:30:21.200
  • NOT SOMETHING YOU ASKED FOR, OF
  • 00:30:21.200 --> 00:30:23.030
  • COURSE, THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:30:23.030 --> 00:30:24.060
  • HAPPENED TO YOU.
  • 00:30:24.180 --> 00:30:27.180
  • JUST BEFORE WE GO BACK IN AND
  • 00:30:27.180 --> 00:30:29.090
  • HEAR THE SECOND PART OF YOUR
  • 00:30:29.090 --> 00:30:31.030
  • STORY, HOW DID THIS HIT YOU
  • 00:30:31.030 --> 00:30:32.090
  • FIRST?
  • 00:30:32.090 --> 00:30:35.020
  • WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO YOUR
  • 00:30:35.020 --> 00:30:36.080
  • SON'S DIAGNOSIS?
  • 00:30:36.080 --> 00:30:37.240
  • - THE BEST WAY I COULD DESCRIBE
  • 00:30:40.210 --> 00:30:43.210
  • IT IS LIKE A CAR WRECK WHERE ONE
  • 00:30:43.210 --> 00:30:44.250
  • YOUR CHILD IS ONE WAY AND THE
  • 00:30:44.250 --> 00:30:46.060
  • NEXT OR NOT TOO FAR AFTER THAT
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:47.080
  • HE IS ANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:30:47.080 --> 00:30:49.240
  • AND YOU ARE IN SHOCK, YOU KNOW
  • 00:30:49.240 --> 00:30:51.010
  • YOUR LIFE WAS JUST CHANGED.
  • 00:30:51.010 --> 00:30:52.290
  • IT IS KIND OF LIKE SOME OF THE
  • 00:30:52.290 --> 00:30:54.170
  • FAMILIES FACED WITH HURRICANE
  • 00:30:54.170 --> 00:30:55.140
  • HARVEY.
  • 00:30:55.140 --> 00:30:56.280
  • ONE DAY THEIR LIFE IS ONE WAY
  • 00:30:56.280 --> 00:30:59.230
  • AND THE NEXT IT IS ANOTHER.
  • 00:30:59.230 --> 00:31:00.150
  • YOU HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THAT
  • 00:31:00.150 --> 00:31:01.060
  • PROCESS.
  • 00:31:01.060 --> 00:31:03.270
  • AND YOU REALIZE WITH AUTISM, I
  • 00:31:03.270 --> 00:31:04.250
  • BELIEVE GOD CAN DO A MIRACLE
  • 00:31:04.250 --> 00:31:05.200
  • WITHOUT DOUBT.
  • 00:31:05.200 --> 00:31:07.130
  • HE HAS DONE DIFFERENT MIRACLES,
  • 00:31:07.130 --> 00:31:09.120
  • YOU KNOW WITH AUTISM, THIS IS
  • 00:31:09.120 --> 00:31:12.040
  • GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT YOU
  • 00:31:12.040 --> 00:31:13.060
  • ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK
  • 00:31:13.060 --> 00:31:14.130
  • THROUGH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:31:14.130 --> 00:31:15.100
  • AND I REMEMBER DURING THAT TIME
  • 00:31:15.100 --> 00:31:16.190
  • IT JUST BEING DARK.
  • 00:31:16.190 --> 00:31:19.060
  • BEING REALLY DARK, WE WERE
  • 00:31:19.060 --> 00:31:20.240
  • TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE WE
  • 00:31:20.240 --> 00:31:22.060
  • GOING TO DO?
  • 00:31:22.060 --> 00:31:23.130
  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO RESPOND?
  • 00:31:23.130 --> 00:31:24.280
  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO LOOK AT
  • 00:31:24.280 --> 00:31:25.180
  • THIS?
  • 00:31:25.180 --> 00:31:28.160
  • AND THIS BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:31:28.160 --> 00:31:30.090
  • FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THOSE
  • 00:31:30.090 --> 00:31:32.070
  • SITUATIONS BECAUSE I REMEMBER,
  • 00:31:46.250 --> 00:31:49.250
  • IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES OF HOPE
  • 00:31:49.250 --> 00:31:50.160
  • THAT WE WOULD JUST HOLD ON TO
  • 00:31:50.160 --> 00:31:51.070
  • EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:31:51.070 --> 00:31:51.190
  • I TOLD SAM, I SAID, IT IS A
  • 00:31:51.190 --> 00:31:52.090
  • MIRACLE THAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT
  • 00:31:52.090 --> 00:31:53.010
  • CONNOR WHEN WE CAME TO LAKEWOOD.
  • 00:31:53.010 --> 00:31:53.240
  • WAS PREACHING HOPE, AND I THINK
  • 00:31:54.250 --> 00:31:55.250
  • IT IS THE GREATEST COMMODITY
  • 00:31:55.250 --> 00:31:56.180
  • THAT HEAVEN'S GIVEN US IN THIS
  • 00:31:56.180 --> 00:31:57.190
  • DAY AND AGE IS HOPE.
  • 00:31:57.190 --> 00:31:58.150
  • AND WE WERE HOLDING ON TO THAT
  • 00:31:58.150 --> 00:31:59.080
  • EVERY WEEK BECAUSE WE WERE JUST
  • 00:31:59.080 --> 00:32:00.070
  • LOOKING FOR THAT.
  • 00:32:00.070 --> 00:32:01.090
  • IT WAS LIKE AN I.V. THAT YOU PUT
  • 00:32:01.090 --> 00:32:02.210
  • IN AND IT GIVES YOU THAT POINT
  • 00:32:02.210 --> 00:32:03.240
  • TO KEEP ON GOING, KEEP ON TAKING
  • 00:32:03.240 --> 00:32:05.100
  • A STEP FORWARD, KEEP ON MOVING.
  • 00:32:05.100 --> 00:32:07.020
  • - LET'S GET TO THE SECOND PART
  • 00:32:07.020 --> 00:32:08.240
  • OF CRAIG AND YOUR ENTIRE
  • 00:32:08.240 --> 00:32:09.270
  • FAMILY'S STORY.
  • 00:32:09.270 --> 00:32:12.000
  • THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS
  • 00:32:12.000 --> 00:32:12.190
  • INTERESTING.
  • 00:32:12.190 --> 00:32:15.030
  • WAKE UP TO HOPE.
  • 00:32:15.030 --> 00:32:16.280
  • YOU GOT PLANTED INTO THAT, GUESS
  • 00:32:16.280 --> 00:32:18.120
  • WHAT, EVERY MORNING, 7 A.M.
  • 00:32:18.120 --> 00:32:19.210
  • EASTERN AND PACIFIC YOU CAN WAKE
  • 00:32:19.210 --> 00:32:21.160
  • UP TO HOPE RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
  • 00:32:21.160 --> 00:32:23.190
  • LET'S GET BACK TO CRAIG'S STORY
  • 00:32:23.190 --> 00:32:25.020
  • PART 2.
  • 00:32:25.020 --> 00:32:25.270
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:32:25.290 --> 00:32:28.290
  • - A FEW WEEKS LATER, SAM CALLS
  • 00:32:29.020 --> 00:32:32.020
  • ME FROM UPSTAIRS AND SHE SAID,
  • 00:32:32.020 --> 00:32:34.140
  • CRAIG, CRAIG, GET UP HERE.
  • 00:32:34.140 --> 00:32:36.200
  • GET UP HERE AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
  • 00:32:36.200 --> 00:32:38.010
  • I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING
  • 00:32:38.010 --> 00:32:38.280
  • WRONG.
  • 00:32:40.060 --> 00:32:43.060
  • I RUN UPSTAIRS, SHE SAID I WAS
  • 00:32:43.060 --> 00:32:44.040
  • PUTTING CONNOR TO BED.
  • 00:32:44.040 --> 00:32:45.050
  • I WAS READING HIM BOOKS LIKE I
  • 00:32:45.050 --> 00:32:47.000
  • DO EVERY NIGHT AND SHE SAID, ALL
  • 00:32:47.000 --> 00:32:49.160
  • OF A SUDDEN HE JUST BEGAN TO
  • 00:32:49.160 --> 00:32:50.200
  • SPEAK.
  • 00:32:50.200 --> 00:32:52.140
  • HE BEGAN TO SAY ONE WORD AFTER
  • 00:32:52.140 --> 00:32:53.050
  • ANOTHER WORD.
  • 00:32:53.050 --> 00:32:55.150
  • IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE I
  • 00:32:55.150 --> 00:32:57.160
  • HEARD HIM EVEN SPEAK FOUR WORDS
  • 00:32:57.160 --> 00:32:58.150
  • TOGETHER AND SHE SAYS, CONNOR,
  • 00:32:58.150 --> 00:33:00.260
  • CONNOR, SAY IT FOR DADDY.
  • 00:33:00.260 --> 00:33:02.270
  • HE LOOKED UP HIS LITTLE HEAD AND
  • 00:33:05.030 --> 00:33:08.030
  • HE JUST BEGAN TO SPEAK.
  • 00:33:08.030 --> 00:33:10.100
  • AND HE SAID, THIS IS MY BIBLE.
  • 00:33:10.100 --> 00:33:11.280
  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
  • 00:33:11.280 --> 00:33:13.210
  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE, I
  • 00:33:13.210 --> 00:33:15.290
  • CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
  • 00:33:15.290 --> 00:33:17.240
  • TODAY LITERALLY BE TAUGHT THE
  • 00:33:20.000 --> 00:33:23.000
  • WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:33:23.000 --> 00:33:24.120
  • HE SAID THE WHOLE THIS IS MY
  • 00:33:24.120 --> 00:33:25.240
  • BIBLE PLEDGE.
  • 00:33:25.240 --> 00:33:26.150
  • WE JUST BEGAN TO BREAKDOWN
  • 00:33:26.150 --> 00:33:27.150
  • CRYING.
  • 00:33:27.150 --> 00:33:28.220
  • IT WAS, TO SAY IT WAS A MIRACLE
  • 00:33:28.220 --> 00:33:29.290
  • WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:33:29.290 --> 00:33:31.140
  • - IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A
  • 00:33:31.140 --> 00:33:34.060
  • DECLARATION, THAT WAS WHEN WE
  • 00:33:34.060 --> 00:33:36.150
  • ARE LIKE OKAY, GOD'S GOT THIS
  • 00:33:36.150 --> 00:33:38.090
  • LITTLE GUY.
  • 00:33:38.090 --> 00:33:41.060
  • IT WAS JUST THAT FAITH OF THE
  • 00:33:41.060 --> 00:33:43.070
  • FIRST WORDS HE IS SAYING IS THE
  • 00:33:43.070 --> 00:33:44.120
  • DECLARATION OVER HIS LIFE.
  • 00:33:45.110 --> 00:33:48.110
  • - HAVING CONNOR AND BEING SO
  • 00:33:48.110 --> 00:33:49.210
  • INVOLVED IN CHURCH WE WERE JUST
  • 00:33:49.210 --> 00:33:52.120
  • NOTICING WE CAN'T JUST PUT HIM
  • 00:33:52.120 --> 00:33:54.080
  • IN THE TYPICAL CHILDREN'S
  • 00:33:54.080 --> 00:33:55.160
  • CLASSROOM.
  • 00:33:55.160 --> 00:33:57.100
  • - BLUE, RIGHT.
  • 00:33:57.100 --> 00:33:58.180
  • - WHAT COLOR IS THIS?
  • 00:33:58.180 --> 00:33:59.170
  • - GREEN.
  • 00:33:59.170 --> 00:34:01.240
  • - SO I WAS FINDING MYSELF
  • 00:34:01.240 --> 00:34:03.230
  • STAYING HOME WHILE CRAIG WAS
  • 00:34:03.230 --> 00:34:04.290
  • GOING.
  • 00:34:04.290 --> 00:34:07.130
  • OKAY, IF THIS IS HAPPENING WITH
  • 00:34:07.130 --> 00:34:09.200
  • OUR FAMILY, AND THIS IS OUR JOB
  • 00:34:09.200 --> 00:34:11.060
  • TO BE AT CHURCH HELPING
  • 00:34:11.060 --> 00:34:12.190
  • FAMILIES, WE CAN'T BE THE ONLY
  • 00:34:12.190 --> 00:34:14.060
  • ONES GOING THROUGH THIS.
  • 00:34:14.060 --> 00:34:15.150
  • - AND GOD SPOKE TO ME ONE DAY
  • 00:34:15.150 --> 00:34:16.210
  • AND HE SAID, CRAIG, LOOK AT THE
  • 00:34:17.210 --> 00:34:20.210
  • CHILDREN'S FACILITY WE HAVE
  • 00:34:20.210 --> 00:34:21.220
  • HERE.
  • 00:34:21.220 --> 00:34:22.270
  • LOOKS LIKE DISNEYLAND.
  • 00:34:22.270 --> 00:34:24.180
  • HE SAID THOSE KIDS DESERVE THE
  • 00:34:24.180 --> 00:34:25.290
  • VERY BEST JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER
  • 00:34:25.290 --> 00:34:26.240
  • CHILD.
  • 00:34:26.270 --> 00:34:29.270
  • - SO HE STARTED THE CHAMPIONS
  • 00:34:29.270 --> 00:34:30.210
  • CLASS.
  • 00:34:30.210 --> 00:34:32.100
  • THAT IS A CLASS FOR SPECIAL
  • 00:34:32.100 --> 00:34:33.070
  • NEEDS CHILDREN.
  • 00:34:33.070 --> 00:34:35.020
  • TODAY THERE ARE OVER 300 KIDS IN
  • 00:34:35.020 --> 00:34:36.000
  • THAT CLASS.
  • 00:34:36.000 --> 00:34:37.060
  • - (SINGING).
  • 00:34:39.060 --> 00:34:42.060
  • - THAT IS WHY I THINK I KNOW
  • 00:34:42.080 --> 00:34:45.080
  • WHAT GOD MEANT THAT HE WAS GOING
  • 00:34:45.080 --> 00:34:46.120
  • TO USE HIM TO REACH MILLIONS OF
  • 00:34:46.120 --> 00:34:47.150
  • PEOPLE, BECAUSE AUTISM IS NOT
  • 00:34:47.150 --> 00:34:48.200
  • THE REASON WHY CONNOR IS
  • 00:34:48.200 --> 00:34:49.290
  • REACHING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, IT
  • 00:34:49.290 --> 00:34:50.210
  • IS BECAUSE OF CONNOR.
  • 00:34:50.210 --> 00:34:52.240
  • - OTHER CHURCHES ACROSS THE
  • 00:34:52.240 --> 00:34:54.140
  • COUNTRY HAVE COPIED OUR MODEL.
  • 00:34:54.140 --> 00:34:56.080
  • AND NOW THERE ARE CHAMPIONS
  • 00:34:56.080 --> 00:34:58.290
  • CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WITH
  • 00:34:58.290 --> 00:34:59.220
  • SPECIAL NEEDS IN CHURCHES ALL
  • 00:34:59.220 --> 00:35:00.220
  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
  • 00:35:00.220 --> 00:35:02.290
  • - IT IS REALLY NOT JUST A
  • 00:35:02.290 --> 00:35:04.190
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM, IT IS
  • 00:35:04.190 --> 00:35:07.000
  • REALLY A DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
  • 00:35:07.000 --> 00:35:08.290
  • FOR KIDS THAT ANY CHURCH CAN
  • 00:35:08.290 --> 00:35:11.010
  • ADAPT AND USE AND IT HAS
  • 00:35:11.010 --> 00:35:12.120
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY ROOM AND A
  • 00:35:12.120 --> 00:35:14.070
  • SENSORY ROOM AND EDUCATIONAL
  • 00:35:14.190 --> 00:35:17.190
  • ROOM AND A SPECIAL THERAPY ROOM
  • 00:35:17.190 --> 00:35:18.120
  • WITH CURRICULUM.
  • 00:35:18.120 --> 00:35:20.050
  • - WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:35:20.050 --> 00:35:22.180
  • GOD USED THAT STORM TO BLOW HIM
  • 00:35:22.180 --> 00:35:23.100
  • TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
  • 00:35:23.100 --> 00:35:25.130
  • HE REALIZED GOD WAS DIRECTING
  • 00:35:25.130 --> 00:35:26.290
  • THE WINDS OF THAT STORM.
  • 00:35:26.290 --> 00:35:29.220
  • - THERE ARE SO MANY FAMILIES
  • 00:35:29.220 --> 00:35:30.270
  • DEALING WITH NOT ONLY THINGS WE
  • 00:35:30.270 --> 00:35:32.170
  • ARE DEALING WITH, BUT FAMILIES
  • 00:35:32.170 --> 00:35:33.210
  • ARE GOING THROUGH SO MUCH IN
  • 00:35:33.210 --> 00:35:34.220
  • THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:35:34.220 --> 00:35:37.040
  • AND IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES THAT
  • 00:35:37.040 --> 00:35:38.150
  • HE WOULD SAY OVER AND OVER
  • 00:35:38.150 --> 00:35:39.250
  • AGAIN.
  • 00:35:39.250 --> 00:35:42.140
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:35:42.140 --> 00:35:44.010
  • DAY, YOU GO RIGHT BACK INTO IT
  • 00:35:44.010 --> 00:35:45.020
  • THE NEXT DAY.
  • 00:35:45.020 --> 00:35:47.000
  • THE NEXT DAY WITH A SPECIAL
  • 00:35:47.000 --> 00:35:48.250
  • NEEDS CHILD IT CAN BE HARDER
  • 00:35:48.250 --> 00:35:50.160
  • THAN THE DAY YOU JUST LEFT.
  • 00:35:50.160 --> 00:35:52.260
  • SO, YOU ARE JUST LOOKING FOR
  • 00:35:52.260 --> 00:35:53.280
  • HOPE EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:35:53.280 --> 00:35:55.020
  • - PUT YOUR SEAT BELT ON.
  • 00:35:55.020 --> 00:35:56.090
  • - WHAT GOD HAS DONE THROUGH
  • 00:35:57.080 --> 00:36:00.100
  • THIS LITTLE BOY IS UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:36:02.250 --> 00:36:05.250
  • - YOU LOOK BACK NOW AND YOU
  • 00:36:05.250 --> 00:36:07.150
  • KNOW GOD HAD EVERYTHING
  • 00:36:07.150 --> 00:36:09.240
  • STRATEGICALLY WORKED OUT FOR
  • 00:36:09.240 --> 00:36:10.150
  • YOU.
  • 00:36:10.150 --> 00:36:13.100
  • - YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM, CRAIG
  • 00:36:13.100 --> 00:36:14.220
  • AND SAMANTHA, YOU ARE VICTORS.
  • 00:36:14.220 --> 00:36:16.150
  • YOUR SON IS NOT A VICTIM.
  • 00:36:16.150 --> 00:36:18.100
  • HE IS A VICTOR.
  • 00:36:18.100 --> 00:36:20.140
  • THERE IS HOPE IN EVERY
  • 00:36:20.140 --> 00:36:21.160
  • SITUATION.
  • 00:36:21.160 --> 00:36:24.070
  • EVERY CHANGE, EVERYTHING THEY
  • 00:36:24.070 --> 00:36:26.070
  • FACE, THERE IS HOPE IN THOSE
  • 00:36:26.070 --> 00:36:26.270
  • TIMES.
  • 00:36:26.270 --> 00:36:27.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:36:27.150 --> 00:36:29.100
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:36:31.080 --> 00:36:34.080
  • WHILE CRAIG SITS AND CRIES ON
  • 00:36:35.240 --> 00:36:38.240
  • THE SET FOR A SECOND, I WILL GO
  • 00:36:38.240 --> 00:36:41.080
  • TO JOEL WHO WILL PROBABLY START
  • 00:36:41.080 --> 00:36:42.000
  • CRYING.
  • 00:36:45.210 --> 00:36:48.210
  • THIS MESSAGE THAT OUT OF THESE
  • 00:36:48.210 --> 00:36:51.000
  • DARK EXPERIENCES OR OUT OF THIS
  • 00:36:51.000 --> 00:36:53.240
  • DARKNESS, THIS IS A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:36:53.270 --> 00:36:56.270
  • OF A NEW KIND OF ANGLE FOR YOU
  • 00:36:56.270 --> 00:36:58.170
  • TO BRING THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.
  • 00:36:58.170 --> 00:37:01.160
  • - IT REALLY IS, MATT, I BELIEVE
  • 00:37:01.160 --> 00:37:02.180
  • IN BEING POSITIVE AND BEING
  • 00:37:02.180 --> 00:37:04.010
  • HAPPY AND JOYFUL.
  • 00:37:04.230 --> 00:37:07.230
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, AND I'VE ALWAYS
  • 00:37:07.230 --> 00:37:09.050
  • TAUGHT THIS BUT I FELT IT IS
  • 00:37:09.050 --> 00:37:09.290
  • IMPORTANT TO WRITE A BOOK ON
  • 00:37:09.290 --> 00:37:10.250
  • THIS.
  • 00:37:10.250 --> 00:37:12.030
  • LIFE HAPPENS TO US ALL.
  • 00:37:12.030 --> 00:37:14.000
  • HAVING FAITH DOES NOT EXEMPT US
  • 00:37:14.000 --> 00:37:16.020
  • FROM DIFFICULTIES, THAT IS NOT
  • 00:37:16.020 --> 00:37:17.220
  • WHAT WE BELIEVE NOR PREACH.
  • 00:37:17.220 --> 00:37:18.200
  • I DO BELIEVE THAT OUT OF EVERY
  • 00:37:18.200 --> 00:37:20.240
  • DIFFICULTY SOMETHING CAN BE
  • 00:37:20.240 --> 00:37:21.230
  • BIRTHED.
  • 00:37:21.230 --> 00:37:23.280
  • AND WE TALKED ABOUT CRAIG AND
  • 00:37:23.280 --> 00:37:25.200
  • SAMANTHA DID NOT WASTE THEIR
  • 00:37:25.200 --> 00:37:26.100
  • PAIN.
  • 00:37:26.100 --> 00:37:28.220
  • THEY COULD HAVE BEEN BITTER BUT
  • 00:37:28.220 --> 00:37:30.210
  • THEY TOOK THAT STEP OF FAITH AND
  • 00:37:30.210 --> 00:37:31.130
  • AS I SAID ON THE VIDEO, THERE
  • 00:37:31.130 --> 00:37:32.060
  • ARE CHAMPION CLUBS ALL OVER THE
  • 00:37:32.060 --> 00:37:33.160
  • WORLD BECAUSE SOMEBODY TOOK A
  • 00:37:33.160 --> 00:37:34.180
  • STEP OF FAITH IN THAT DIFFICULT
  • 00:37:34.180 --> 00:37:35.230
  • TIME.
  • 00:37:35.230 --> 00:37:38.040
  • SO I THINK THAT TO REALIZE GOD'S
  • 00:37:38.040 --> 00:37:39.250
  • ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:37:39.250 --> 00:37:41.010
  • HE IS GUIDING AND DIRECTING OUR
  • 00:37:41.010 --> 00:37:42.070
  • STEPS AND WE DON'T ALWAYS
  • 00:37:42.070 --> 00:37:43.270
  • UNDERSTAND IT, BUT I KNOW CRAIG
  • 00:37:43.270 --> 00:37:45.020
  • COULD TELL YOU THIS MORE THAN
  • 00:37:45.020 --> 00:37:46.040
  • ME, GOD WON'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING
  • 00:37:46.040 --> 00:37:48.200
  • WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE STRENGTH
  • 00:37:48.200 --> 00:37:50.070
  • TO GET THROUGH IT AND THE GRACE
  • 00:37:50.070 --> 00:37:51.030
  • FOR EVERY SEASON.
  • 00:37:51.030 --> 00:37:53.000
  • I LOOK AT THEM AND I THINK, MAN,
  • 00:37:53.000 --> 00:37:55.110
  • I ADMIRE THEM AT HOW THEY KEEP A
  • 00:37:55.110 --> 00:37:57.030
  • GOOD ATTITUDE, A BLESSING TO SO
  • 00:37:57.030 --> 00:37:59.220
  • MANY PEOPLE, BUT GOD'S GOT US
  • 00:37:59.220 --> 00:38:01.130
  • ALL IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:38:01.130 --> 00:38:03.210
  • MY ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGH THE
  • 00:38:03.210 --> 00:38:05.280
  • BOOK IS, SOMEHOW, SOME WAY IT
  • 00:38:05.280 --> 00:38:08.140
  • WILL WORK FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:38:08.140 --> 00:38:11.080
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:38:11.080 --> 00:38:12.230
  • GOD HAS THAT EXPECTED END.
  • 00:38:12.230 --> 00:38:13.180
  • AND DO NOT WASTE YOUR PAIN.
  • 00:38:13.180 --> 00:38:15.240
  • DON'T WASTE WHAT YOU GO THROUGH.
  • 00:38:15.240 --> 00:38:17.280
  • YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A GIFT IN A
  • 00:38:17.280 --> 00:38:18.240
  • STRANGE SENSE.
  • 00:38:18.240 --> 00:38:20.110
  • WHEN YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH
  • 00:38:20.110 --> 00:38:21.050
  • SOMETHING, CRAIG HAS SOMETHING I
  • 00:38:21.050 --> 00:38:22.030
  • DON'T HAVE.
  • 00:38:22.030 --> 00:38:23.150
  • HE HAS GONE THROUGH IT.
  • 00:38:23.150 --> 00:38:24.170
  • HE CAN HELP SOMEBODY IN A WAY I
  • 00:38:24.170 --> 00:38:25.280
  • CANNOT HELP THEM.
  • 00:38:25.280 --> 00:38:27.190
  • IT IS NOT-- HEY, WE CAN ALL BE A
  • 00:38:27.190 --> 00:38:29.260
  • VICTIM IF WE WANT TO.
  • 00:38:29.260 --> 00:38:31.110
  • WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING THAT WENT
  • 00:38:31.110 --> 00:38:32.040
  • WRONG.
  • 00:38:32.040 --> 00:38:34.040
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO TURN IT AROUND
  • 00:38:34.040 --> 00:38:35.080
  • AND SAY GOD, I'M A VICTOR YOU
  • 00:38:35.080 --> 00:38:36.210
  • ARE ON THE THRONE, YOU ARE
  • 00:38:36.210 --> 00:38:38.080
  • FIGHTING MY BATTLES, YOU WILL
  • 00:38:38.080 --> 00:38:39.060
  • GET ME TO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:38:39.060 --> 00:38:40.080
  • BE.
  • 00:38:40.080 --> 00:38:41.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:38:41.070 --> 00:38:42.100
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:38:42.100 --> 00:38:43.180
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT
  • 00:38:43.180 --> 00:38:44.270
  • CRAIG, I LOVE ABOUT CRAIG AND
  • 00:38:44.270 --> 00:38:45.280
  • SAMANTHA, SAMANTHA IS A
  • 00:38:45.280 --> 00:38:46.270
  • CHAMPION.
  • 00:38:46.270 --> 00:38:48.290
  • SHE IS THE MOM, SHE IS THE ONE
  • 00:38:48.290 --> 00:38:50.020
  • DOING IT ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS,
  • 00:38:50.020 --> 00:38:52.070
  • I LOVE THE FACT WATCHING THAT
  • 00:38:52.070 --> 00:38:54.030
  • VIDEO, THAT EVERY TIME GOD GIVES
  • 00:38:54.030 --> 00:38:55.110
  • YOU THAT SIGN, AND GIVES YOU
  • 00:38:55.190 --> 00:38:58.190
  • THAT BREATHES IN THAT, YOU
  • 00:38:58.190 --> 00:39:00.270
  • ANCHOR YOURSELF TO IT.
  • 00:39:00.270 --> 00:39:02.180
  • AND SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:39:02.180 --> 00:39:03.230
  • ANCHORING YOURSELF TO HOPE.
  • 00:39:03.230 --> 00:39:05.120
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO KEEP
  • 00:39:05.120 --> 00:39:07.050
  • YOURSELF, LIKE YOU SAID, YOU
  • 00:39:07.050 --> 00:39:09.270
  • HAVE A GOOD DAY, YOU KNOW YOU
  • 00:39:09.270 --> 00:39:11.050
  • ARE GOING INTO THE NEXT DAY, IT
  • 00:39:11.050 --> 00:39:12.210
  • MAY NOT BE AS GOOD.
  • 00:39:12.210 --> 00:39:14.130
  • BUT YOU ANCHOR YOURSELF HERE TO
  • 00:39:14.130 --> 00:39:15.050
  • HOPE.
  • 00:39:15.050 --> 00:39:16.230
  • YOU DON'T GIVE UP THAT HOPE.
  • 00:39:16.230 --> 00:39:18.220
  • YOU DON'T JUST LET THE WIND BLOW
  • 00:39:18.220 --> 00:39:19.140
  • YOU WHEREVER.
  • 00:39:19.140 --> 00:39:21.100
  • YOU SAY NO, GOD DID FOR ME ONCE
  • 00:39:21.100 --> 00:39:23.000
  • HE WILL DO IT FOR ME AGAIN.
  • 00:39:23.000 --> 00:39:24.190
  • I'M STAYING RIGHT HERE ANCHORED
  • 00:39:24.190 --> 00:39:25.110
  • TO HOPE.
  • 00:39:25.110 --> 00:39:27.020
  • THAT IS WHAT I THINK IS SO
  • 00:39:27.020 --> 00:39:28.140
  • CHAMPION ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:39:28.140 --> 00:39:29.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:29.200 --> 00:39:32.200
  • - CRAIG I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:39:32.200 --> 00:39:35.000
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE FINAL
  • 00:39:35.000 --> 00:39:37.250
  • THOUGHTS, I WANT TO SHOW YOUR
  • 00:39:37.250 --> 00:39:39.040
  • CURRICULUM TOO.
  • 00:39:39.040 --> 00:39:41.270
  • WE ARE WANTING TO MAKE SURE YOU
  • 00:39:41.270 --> 00:39:43.130
  • KNOW THAT IN A COUPLE WEEKS,
  • 00:39:43.130 --> 00:39:46.090
  • OCTOBER 24, THIS BOOK DROPS.
  • 00:39:46.120 --> 00:39:49.120
  • I WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT, THIS
  • 00:39:50.110 --> 00:39:53.110
  • CURRICULUM WOULD NOT EXIST IF IT
  • 00:39:53.110 --> 00:39:54.230
  • WAS NOT FOR YOUR ATTITUDE.
  • 00:39:55.030 --> 00:39:58.030
  • SO, IF YOU HAD BECOME A VICTIM,
  • 00:39:58.040 --> 00:40:01.040
  • THIS CURRICULUM THAT I'M
  • 00:40:01.040 --> 00:40:03.080
  • HOLDING, THAT-- LOOK, I'M
  • 00:40:03.080 --> 00:40:04.170
  • THROWING EVERYBODY FOR A LOOP
  • 00:40:04.170 --> 00:40:05.200
  • HERE.
  • 00:40:05.200 --> 00:40:08.150
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:40:08.150 --> 00:40:09.240
  • THERE IS A CURRICULUM.
  • 00:40:09.240 --> 00:40:12.210
  • BECAUSE AS LAURIE AND I ARE
  • 00:40:12.210 --> 00:40:14.000
  • SITTING HERE, WE WERE TALKING
  • 00:40:14.000 --> 00:40:15.160
  • EARLIER, CRAIG, AUTISM, WHAT
  • 00:40:16.170 --> 00:40:19.170
  • WERE THE STATISTICS, IT IS
  • 00:40:19.170 --> 00:40:22.100
  • DIAGNOSED 300 TIMES MORE SINCE
  • 00:40:22.100 --> 00:40:23.190
  • THE 80'S?
  • 00:40:23.190 --> 00:40:25.260
  • IT'S A CRAZY NUMBER.
  • 00:40:25.260 --> 00:40:26.120
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:40:26.120 --> 00:40:28.050
  • IT HAS GROWN OVER 300 PERCENT
  • 00:40:28.050 --> 00:40:29.240
  • SINCE EARLY 1980'S.
  • 00:40:29.240 --> 00:40:30.270
  • ONE IN 58 KIDS ARE BEING
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:33.180
  • DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM TODAY.
  • 00:40:33.180 --> 00:40:34.230
  • - THERE IS A LOT OF
  • 00:40:34.230 --> 00:40:36.030
  • CONTROVERSY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 00:40:36.030 --> 00:40:38.290
  • IS GOOGLE REASONS FOR AUTISM.
  • 00:40:38.290 --> 00:40:41.020
  • YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING ACROSS
  • 00:40:41.140 --> 00:40:44.140
  • THE BOARD FROM THE VACCINATIONS
  • 00:40:44.140 --> 00:40:46.050
  • TO THIS AND THAT, NOBODY WILL
  • 00:40:46.050 --> 00:40:48.060
  • ULTIMATELY, YOU WILL NEVER FIND
  • 00:40:49.020 --> 00:40:52.020
  • THEE ANSWER TO THAT, BUT THE
  • 00:40:52.020 --> 00:40:54.160
  • CURRICULUM THAT HAS BEEN
  • 00:40:54.160 --> 00:40:56.070
  • DEVELOPED BECAUSE OF SOMEONE'S
  • 00:40:56.070 --> 00:40:57.200
  • ATTITUDE TO BE A VICTOR NOT A
  • 00:40:57.200 --> 00:40:59.000
  • VICTIM IS SITTING HERE ON THE
  • 00:40:59.000 --> 00:41:00.170
  • SET.
  • 00:41:03.000 --> 00:41:06.000
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE ARE
  • 00:41:13.000 --> 00:41:16.000
  • FAMILIES MAYBE ALL OVER THE
  • 00:41:16.000 --> 00:41:16.200
  • WORLD, AND IF YOU NEED THIS
  • 00:41:16.200 --> 00:41:17.100
  • CONTACT US AND SOMEHOW, SOME WAY
  • 00:41:17.100 --> 00:41:18.020
  • WE WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET
  • 00:41:18.020 --> 00:41:18.230
  • THIS TO YOU.
  • 00:41:18.230 --> 00:41:19.050
  • AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU FAMILIES
  • 00:41:19.050 --> 00:41:19.270
  • WATCHING.
  • 00:41:19.270 --> 00:41:20.220
  • FINAL THOUGHTS, CRAIG?
  • 00:41:20.220 --> 00:41:21.240
  • - I HAVE THINK ONE OF THE
  • 00:41:21.240 --> 00:41:22.260
  • GREATEST LESSONS I LEARNED FROM
  • 00:41:22.260 --> 00:41:23.230
  • PASTOR JOEL WHEN WE WERE IN THE
  • 00:41:23.230 --> 00:41:25.050
  • DARKNESS, HE TOLD US, HE SAID,
  • 00:41:25.050 --> 00:41:26.060
  • CRAIG, THE GREATEST THING YOU
  • 00:41:26.060 --> 00:41:27.080
  • CAN DO WHEN YOU ARE GOING
  • 00:41:27.080 --> 00:41:28.130
  • THROUGH A STORM IS BE GOOD TO
  • 00:41:28.130 --> 00:41:29.040
  • SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:41:29.040 --> 00:41:30.100
  • BECAUSE WHAT THAT IS, IT IS LIKE
  • 00:41:30.100 --> 00:41:31.180
  • AN EAGLE.
  • 00:41:31.180 --> 00:41:33.150
  • AN EAGLE WHEN IT IS IN THE
  • 00:41:33.150 --> 00:41:35.170
  • MIDDLE OF A STORM, IN THE WIND
  • 00:41:35.170 --> 00:41:36.260
  • AND THE RAIN IS HITTING-- THE
  • 00:41:36.260 --> 00:41:37.290
  • EAGLE DOES NOT STAY IN THE
  • 00:41:37.290 --> 00:41:39.110
  • STORM, WHAT IT DOES, IT SPREADS
  • 00:41:39.110 --> 00:41:40.180
  • ITS WINGS AS WIDE AS IT CAN.
  • 00:41:40.180 --> 00:41:42.230
  • AND THE WIND BEGINS TO LIFT IT
  • 00:41:42.230 --> 00:41:44.000
  • UP OUT OF THE STORM WHERE IT
  • 00:41:44.000 --> 00:41:45.160
  • GOES PEACEFULLY IN THE EYE.
  • 00:41:45.160 --> 00:41:47.250
  • WHEN YOU HELP SOMEONE ELSE IN
  • 00:41:47.250 --> 00:41:49.040
  • YOUR STORM, YOU MOVE FROM A
  • 00:41:49.040 --> 00:41:50.070
  • VICTIM TO A VICTOR.
  • 00:41:50.070 --> 00:41:51.290
  • YOU ARE LIKE THE EAGLE THAT IS
  • 00:41:51.290 --> 00:41:53.180
  • SPREADING ITS WINGS AND YOU ARE
  • 00:41:53.180 --> 00:41:54.190
  • FLYING.
  • 00:41:55.170 --> 00:41:58.170
  • AND THAT IS REALLY WHAT WE
  • 00:41:58.170 --> 00:41:59.060
  • REALLY TOOK DURING THAT TIME.
  • 00:41:59.060 --> 00:42:00.190
  • WE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS IS
  • 00:42:00.190 --> 00:42:02.040
  • OUR STORM BUT WE ARE GOING TO
  • 00:42:02.040 --> 00:42:03.270
  • BEGIN TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:42:03.270 --> 00:42:05.040
  • IT GAVE US A DIFFERENT
  • 00:42:05.040 --> 00:42:06.250
  • PERSPECTIVE ON OUR STORM.
  • 00:42:06.250 --> 00:42:07.220
  • OUR STORM DID NOT SEEM AS BAD
  • 00:42:07.220 --> 00:42:09.250
  • ANYMORE BECAUSE WE WERE HELPING
  • 00:42:09.250 --> 00:42:10.200
  • SOMEBODY ELSE OUT.
  • 00:42:10.200 --> 00:42:12.270
  • IT WILL BEGIN TO MAKE YOU RISE.
  • 00:42:12.270 --> 00:42:13.270
  • WHEN YOU BEGIN TO HELP OTHER
  • 00:42:13.270 --> 00:42:15.240
  • PEOPLE OUT, YOU WILL SEE THAT
  • 00:42:15.240 --> 00:42:17.100
  • WAS THE PURPOSE BEHIND YOUR
  • 00:42:17.100 --> 00:42:18.280
  • STORM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:42:18.280 --> 00:42:20.170
  • IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT
  • 00:42:20.170 --> 00:42:21.120
  • YOU, IT WAS ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE
  • 00:42:21.120 --> 00:42:23.030
  • YOU WERE GOING TO HELP ALONG THE
  • 00:42:23.030 --> 00:42:23.270
  • WAY.
  • 00:42:23.270 --> 00:42:24.130
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:42:24.130 --> 00:42:25.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:25.160 --> 00:42:26.130
  • WELL SAID.
  • 00:42:27.020 --> 00:42:30.020
  • WE HAVE ANOTHER STORY.
  • 00:42:31.030 --> 00:42:34.030
  • THIS STORY IS A YOUNG LADY NAMED
  • 00:42:34.030 --> 00:42:35.070
  • VICTORIA, NOT OSTEEN.
  • 00:42:35.070 --> 00:42:36.060
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:42:36.060 --> 00:42:38.260
  • - I MET A YOUNG LADY.
  • 00:42:38.260 --> 00:42:41.000
  • SHE GREW UP VERY HEALTHY, ACTIVE
  • 00:42:41.000 --> 00:42:42.220
  • AND ENERGETIC.
  • 00:42:42.220 --> 00:42:45.200
  • BUT AT ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE SHE
  • 00:42:45.200 --> 00:42:47.090
  • HAD A PAIN ON HER SIDE THAT
  • 00:42:47.090 --> 00:42:48.140
  • WOULD NOT GO AWAY.
  • 00:42:48.140 --> 00:42:50.130
  • THE DOCTORS REMOVED HER APPENDIX
  • 00:42:50.130 --> 00:42:51.220
  • BUT IT DID NOT HELP.
  • 00:42:51.220 --> 00:42:53.090
  • - AND WITHIN TWO WEEKS I HAD
  • 00:42:53.090 --> 00:42:54.280
  • LOST 30 POUNDS AND MY RIGHT FOOT
  • 00:42:54.280 --> 00:42:56.010
  • STARTED TO DRAG.
  • 00:42:56.040 --> 00:42:59.040
  • AND AFTER TWO WEEKS, I BECAME
  • 00:42:59.040 --> 00:43:00.230
  • COMPLETELY PARALYZED FROM THE
  • 00:43:00.230 --> 00:43:01.140
  • WAIST DOWN.
  • 00:43:01.140 --> 00:43:03.290
  • AND AT THIS POINT DOCTORS ARE
  • 00:43:03.290 --> 00:43:05.030
  • SENDING ME HOME TELLING MY
  • 00:43:05.030 --> 00:43:06.030
  • PARENTS I'M DOING IT FOR
  • 00:43:06.030 --> 00:43:07.020
  • ATTENTION.
  • 00:43:07.060 --> 00:43:10.060
  • - SHE ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL
  • 00:43:10.060 --> 00:43:11.200
  • IN A VEGETATIVE STATE, NOT ABLE
  • 00:43:11.200 --> 00:43:13.220
  • TO MOVE, NOT ABLE TO OPEN HER
  • 00:43:13.220 --> 00:43:16.040
  • EYES OR COMMUNICATE IN ANY WAY.
  • 00:43:16.040 --> 00:43:17.210
  • SHE WAS GONE.
  • 00:43:17.210 --> 00:43:18.150
  • THE DOCTORS FINALLY DIAGNOSED
  • 00:43:19.150 --> 00:43:22.150
  • HER WITH A RARE AUTOIMMUNE
  • 00:43:22.150 --> 00:43:25.000
  • DISORDER THAT CAUSED SWELLING ON
  • 00:43:25.000 --> 00:43:26.190
  • HER BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD.
  • 00:43:26.190 --> 00:43:28.290
  • THEY TOLD HER FAMILY SHE WOULD
  • 00:43:28.290 --> 00:43:30.000
  • BE A VEGETABLE THE REST OF HER
  • 00:43:30.000 --> 00:43:30.260
  • LIFE.
  • 00:43:30.260 --> 00:43:32.170
  • THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE SHE
  • 00:43:32.170 --> 00:43:34.030
  • WOULD NOT LIVE THAT LONG.
  • 00:43:34.030 --> 00:43:35.260
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS HER FAMILY
  • 00:43:35.260 --> 00:43:38.230
  • BELIEVED GOD WAS IN CONTROL.
  • 00:43:38.230 --> 00:43:39.270
  • THAT HE COULD RESTORE HEALTH
  • 00:43:39.270 --> 00:43:40.260
  • BACK INTO HER.
  • 00:43:40.260 --> 00:43:43.040
  • - I PUT MY ARMS UP AND I SAID I
  • 00:43:43.040 --> 00:43:44.130
  • CAN'T DO THIS ALONE ANYMORE.
  • 00:43:44.130 --> 00:43:45.170
  • I CAN'T.
  • 00:43:45.170 --> 00:43:48.100
  • YOU HAVE TO HELP ME BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:43:48.100 --> 00:43:49.020
  • ARE ALL I HAVE.
  • 00:43:49.020 --> 00:43:51.110
  • - HER BROTHERS AND PARENTS,
  • 00:43:51.110 --> 00:43:53.130
  • THEY WOULD HOLD CONVERSATIONS
  • 00:43:53.130 --> 00:43:54.240
  • WITH HER, TALK TO HER LIKE SHE
  • 00:43:54.240 --> 00:43:55.230
  • WAS STILL THERE.
  • 00:43:55.230 --> 00:43:57.280
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH WENT BY NO
  • 00:43:57.280 --> 00:43:59.100
  • SIGN OF ANY CHANGE.
  • 00:43:59.100 --> 00:44:02.030
  • TWO YEARS LATER, THIS YOUNG LADY
  • 00:44:02.030 --> 00:44:04.160
  • WOKE UP ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:44:04.160 --> 00:44:07.150
  • - MY MOM WALKED IN THE ROOM,
  • 00:44:07.150 --> 00:44:09.110
  • I'M TRYING TO GET HER ATTENTION,
  • 00:44:09.110 --> 00:44:12.010
  • BUT REALIZING THAT I'M ACTUALLY
  • 00:44:12.010 --> 00:44:13.120
  • ONLY SPEAKING IN MY HEAD, I'M
  • 00:44:13.120 --> 00:44:16.000
  • NOT SPEAKING OUT LOUD, AND THEN,
  • 00:44:16.000 --> 00:44:18.040
  • FROM THERE, REALIZING, OH, MY
  • 00:44:18.040 --> 00:44:18.280
  • GOSH, I'M LOCKED IN.
  • 00:44:18.280 --> 00:44:20.170
  • I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
  • 00:44:20.170 --> 00:44:23.070
  • - EVERY SUNDAY IN THE HOSPITAL,
  • 00:44:23.120 --> 00:44:26.120
  • HER MOTHER WOULD TURN OUR
  • 00:44:26.120 --> 00:44:28.010
  • PROGRAM ON THE TELEVISION.
  • 00:44:28.010 --> 00:44:30.130
  • - HIS MESSAGE ALWAYS SPOKE TO
  • 00:44:30.130 --> 00:44:31.060
  • WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR.
  • 00:44:31.060 --> 00:44:32.100
  • DESPERATE TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:44:32.100 --> 00:44:33.220
  • THAT WOULD CARRY ME TO THE NEXT
  • 00:44:33.220 --> 00:44:34.140
  • WEEK.
  • 00:44:34.140 --> 00:44:36.210
  • - THIS YOUNG LADY WOULD HEAR US
  • 00:44:36.210 --> 00:44:38.290
  • TALKING ABOUT HOW GOD IS A
  • 00:44:38.290 --> 00:44:39.220
  • HEALER.
  • 00:44:39.220 --> 00:44:41.040
  • HOW HE CAN DO WHAT MEDICINE
  • 00:44:41.040 --> 00:44:42.200
  • CANNOT DO.
  • 00:44:42.200 --> 00:44:43.130
  • THREE YEARS LATER, SHE WAS ABLE
  • 00:44:43.130 --> 00:44:44.190
  • TO OPEN HER EYES.
  • 00:44:44.190 --> 00:44:46.160
  • STILL NO OTHER MOVEMENT.
  • 00:44:46.160 --> 00:44:48.220
  • HER MOTHER SAID TO HER, IF YOU
  • 00:44:48.220 --> 00:44:50.290
  • ARE IN THERE, IF YOU CAN
  • 00:44:50.290 --> 00:44:53.030
  • UNDERSTAND ME, BLINK ONCE FOR
  • 00:44:53.030 --> 00:44:54.060
  • YES, SHE BLINKED ONCE.
  • 00:44:54.250 --> 00:44:57.250
  • - MY MOM WALKED IN AND I LOCKED
  • 00:44:57.250 --> 00:44:58.240
  • EYES ON HER.
  • 00:44:58.240 --> 00:45:00.030
  • AND SHE JUST LOOKED AT ME AND
  • 00:45:00.030 --> 00:45:01.080
  • SHE SAID, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME,
  • 00:45:01.080 --> 00:45:02.140
  • BLINK TWICE, I DID.
  • 00:45:02.140 --> 00:45:04.190
  • A LOT OF BLINKING.
  • 00:45:04.190 --> 00:45:06.080
  • THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF JUST
  • 00:45:06.080 --> 00:45:07.290
  • LIKE OUR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.
  • 00:45:07.290 --> 00:45:09.040
  • - THAT WAS THE START OF A LONG
  • 00:45:09.040 --> 00:45:09.280
  • JOURNEY BACK.
  • 00:45:09.280 --> 00:45:11.090
  • SHE LEARNED TO TALK AGAIN, TO
  • 00:45:11.090 --> 00:45:13.070
  • EAT AGAIN, TO MOVE AGAIN, IN
  • 00:45:13.080 --> 00:45:16.080
  • SEPTEMBER 2010, FOUR YEARS AFTER
  • 00:45:17.000 --> 00:45:20.000
  • SHE BECAME SICK, SHE WAS ABLE TO
  • 00:45:20.000 --> 00:45:22.270
  • GO BACK TO SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN.
  • 00:45:22.270 --> 00:45:24.280
  • EVERYTHING WOKE UP EXCEPT HER
  • 00:45:24.280 --> 00:45:25.290
  • LEGS.
  • 00:45:25.290 --> 00:45:28.280
  • SHE WAS PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST
  • 00:45:28.280 --> 00:45:30.130
  • DOWN.
  • 00:45:30.130 --> 00:45:32.220
  • SHE HAD BEEN TOLD SHE WOULD
  • 00:45:32.220 --> 00:45:34.010
  • NEVER WALK AGAIN.
  • 00:45:34.010 --> 00:45:36.130
  • BUT THROUGH FAITH, HARD WORK AND
  • 00:45:36.130 --> 00:45:38.250
  • DETERMINATION AND TRAINING THIS
  • 00:45:38.250 --> 00:45:41.200
  • LAST MARCH A FEW MONTHS AGO SHE
  • 00:45:41.200 --> 00:45:42.170
  • DEFIED THE ODDS AND TOOK HER
  • 00:45:42.170 --> 00:45:43.170
  • FIRST STEPS.
  • 00:45:43.170 --> 00:45:46.100
  • SHE NO LONGER NEEDS A WHEELCHAIR
  • 00:45:46.100 --> 00:45:49.080
  • AND TODAY 21 YEARS OF AGE, SHE
  • 00:45:49.170 --> 00:45:52.170
  • IS ONE OF ESPN'S YOUNGEST ON AIR
  • 00:46:01.130 --> 00:46:04.130
  • PERSONALITIES, SHE IS A MODEL,
  • 00:46:04.130 --> 00:46:05.070
  • AN ACTRESS, A MOTIVATIONAL
  • 00:46:05.070 --> 00:46:06.020
  • SPEAKER, MY FRIEND IS WITH US ON
  • 00:46:06.020 --> 00:46:06.240
  • THE FRONT ROW, THAT IS MISS
  • 00:46:06.240 --> 00:46:07.240
  • VICTORIA ARLAND RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:46:07.240 --> 00:46:09.010
  • LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS,
  • 00:46:09.010 --> 00:46:09.280
  • STRONG AND HEALTHY!
  • 00:46:09.280 --> 00:46:10.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:11.110 --> 00:46:14.110
  • - MAN, WOW!
  • 00:46:15.220 --> 00:46:18.220
  • - IT WAS GETTING ME TO CRY.
  • 00:46:18.220 --> 00:46:19.290
  • - SHE IS ON "DANCING WITH THE
  • 00:46:19.290 --> 00:46:22.050
  • STARS" THIS SEASON.
  • 00:46:22.050 --> 00:46:24.080
  • ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 00:46:27.070 --> 00:46:30.070
  • - YOU'VE BEEN SITTING HERE
  • 00:46:30.070 --> 00:46:30.290
  • CRYING THE WHOLE TIME.
  • 00:46:30.290 --> 00:46:31.280
  • - I KNEW THE STORY BUT TALKING
  • 00:46:33.250 --> 00:46:36.250
  • TO VICTORIA SHE WAS LOCKED
  • 00:46:36.250 --> 00:46:38.010
  • INSIDE HER BODY.
  • 00:46:38.010 --> 00:46:40.020
  • I SAID WHAT DID YOU DO ALL THAT
  • 00:46:40.020 --> 00:46:40.240
  • TIME?
  • 00:46:40.240 --> 00:46:42.230
  • I WOULD THINK OF REASONS TO BE
  • 00:46:42.230 --> 00:46:43.140
  • GRATEFUL.
  • 00:46:43.140 --> 00:46:45.040
  • YOU ARE LOCKED INSIDE YOUR BODY,
  • 00:46:45.040 --> 00:46:47.010
  • THE LAST THING YOU WOULD THINK
  • 00:46:47.010 --> 00:46:48.080
  • ABOUT-- SHE SAID I WOULD TELL
  • 00:46:48.080 --> 00:46:50.010
  • STORIES TO MYSELF, I WOULD SAY
  • 00:46:50.010 --> 00:46:50.270
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THESE
  • 00:46:50.270 --> 00:46:52.010
  • NURSES, JUST AGAIN, I GO BACK
  • 00:46:52.010 --> 00:46:54.080
  • TO, WE ALL HAVE NEGATIVE THING
  • 00:46:54.080 --> 00:46:56.030
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:46:56.030 --> 00:46:58.200
  • HOPEFULLY NOTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:46:58.200 --> 00:46:59.200
  • BUT WHEN YOU CAN STAY IN FAITH
  • 00:46:59.200 --> 00:47:01.060
  • AND SAY GOD, I DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:47:01.060 --> 00:47:02.130
  • IT BUT I KNOW YOU HAVE THE FINAL
  • 00:47:02.130 --> 00:47:03.220
  • SAY, YOU ARE IN CONTROL.
  • 00:47:04.160 --> 00:47:07.160
  • THAT MESSAGE I TALKED ABOUT, I
  • 00:47:07.160 --> 00:47:08.250
  • CALLED IT TROUBLE IS
  • 00:47:08.250 --> 00:47:09.250
  • TRANSPORTATION.
  • 00:47:09.250 --> 00:47:11.270
  • BECAUSE WE LOOK AT IT AS TROUBLE
  • 00:47:11.270 --> 00:47:14.040
  • TRYING TO STOP, NO, THE TROUBLE
  • 00:47:14.040 --> 00:47:15.210
  • IS MOVING YOU TO WHERE GOD WANTS
  • 00:47:15.210 --> 00:47:16.130
  • YOU TO GO.
  • 00:47:16.130 --> 00:47:18.060
  • AND I THINK ABOUT THIS, I
  • 00:47:18.060 --> 00:47:19.280
  • REMEMBER AN ILLUSTRATION I USED,
  • 00:47:22.090 --> 00:47:25.090
  • WHEN WE WERE IN OUR MID 20'S, WE
  • 00:47:25.090 --> 00:47:26.090
  • HAD A BUSINESS DOING TELEVISION
  • 00:47:26.090 --> 00:47:28.030
  • COMMERCIALS, BUT MATT, SOMEBODY
  • 00:47:28.030 --> 00:47:30.080
  • THAT WAS FILING OUR INCOME TAXES
  • 00:47:30.080 --> 00:47:31.160
  • DID NOT LIVE IN TEXAS.
  • 00:47:31.160 --> 00:47:33.080
  • THEY LIVED IN NORTH CAROLINA OR
  • 00:47:33.080 --> 00:47:35.020
  • SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:47:35.020 --> 00:47:36.070
  • THEY DID NOT KNOW ALL THE LAWS
  • 00:47:36.070 --> 00:47:38.190
  • FOR TEXAS, THERE WAS A STATE
  • 00:47:38.190 --> 00:47:39.290
  • INCOME TAX, BUSINESS TAX WE WERE
  • 00:47:39.290 --> 00:47:41.010
  • SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING.
  • 00:47:41.170 --> 00:47:44.170
  • SO, SOMEHOW IT CAME TO LIGHT AND
  • 00:47:44.170 --> 00:47:47.080
  • WE GOT A CALL FROM THIS ATTORNEY
  • 00:47:47.080 --> 00:47:49.000
  • OR SOMEBODY ELSE SAYING, YOU OWE
  • 00:47:49.000 --> 00:47:50.250
  • A LOT OF MONEY IN BACK TAXES AND
  • 00:47:50.250 --> 00:47:52.150
  • A LOT OF MONEY TO US, SEVERAL
  • 00:47:52.150 --> 00:47:54.020
  • THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE DID NOT
  • 00:47:54.020 --> 00:47:55.240
  • HAVE IT BACK THEN, IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:47:55.240 --> 00:47:56.230
  • CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:47:56.230 --> 00:47:58.190
  • IT WAS LIKE THE WORST THING THAT
  • 00:47:58.190 --> 00:47:59.290
  • COULD EVER HAPPEN.
  • 00:47:59.290 --> 00:48:01.170
  • THIS GUY-- IT WAS NOT EVEN MY
  • 00:48:01.170 --> 00:48:02.080
  • FAULT.
  • 00:48:02.080 --> 00:48:03.170
  • HE WAS NOT PAYING TAXES AND NOW
  • 00:48:03.170 --> 00:48:05.030
  • WE HAVE TO PAY TAXES AND
  • 00:48:05.030 --> 00:48:06.040
  • PENALTY.
  • 00:48:06.040 --> 00:48:07.140
  • WE WERE 25 YEARS OLD AND
  • 00:48:07.140 --> 00:48:08.090
  • DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:48:08.090 --> 00:48:09.090
  • - DEPRESSED.
  • 00:48:09.090 --> 00:48:10.170
  • - (LAUGHTER).
  • 00:48:10.170 --> 00:48:11.210
  • - I GET IT.
  • 00:48:11.210 --> 00:48:12.240
  • - WE MET THIS OTHER ATTORNEY.
  • 00:48:12.240 --> 00:48:13.240
  • HE SAID I CAN HELP YOU.
  • 00:48:13.240 --> 00:48:14.180
  • WE CAN STRAIGHTEN THIS OUT.
  • 00:48:14.180 --> 00:48:16.010
  • WE REFILED THEM.
  • 00:48:16.080 --> 00:48:19.080
  • THEY HAD NOT BEEN FILED RIGHT.
  • 00:48:19.080 --> 00:48:20.030
  • AND WE SPENT TWO WEEKS WORKING
  • 00:48:20.030 --> 00:48:21.010
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:48:21.010 --> 00:48:22.020
  • WE GOT TO KNOW THIS ATTORNEY
  • 00:48:22.020 --> 00:48:23.080
  • REALLY WELL.
  • 00:48:23.080 --> 00:48:25.260
  • AND COME TO FIND OUT, WE BECAME
  • 00:48:25.260 --> 00:48:27.090
  • VERY GOOD FRIENDS, LET ME FAST
  • 00:48:27.090 --> 00:48:28.220
  • FORWARD.
  • 00:48:28.220 --> 00:48:31.090
  • YEARS LATER WHEN WE WERE TRYING
  • 00:48:31.090 --> 00:48:33.070
  • TO GET THE COMPAQ CENTER WE
  • 00:48:33.070 --> 00:48:34.070
  • NEEDED AN ATTORNEY.
  • 00:48:34.070 --> 00:48:35.240
  • I SAID I KNOW SOMEONE I CAN
  • 00:48:35.240 --> 00:48:37.110
  • COUNT ON, SOMEBODY I CAN TRUST.
  • 00:48:37.110 --> 00:48:39.030
  • HE CAME ONBOARD AND HELPED US
  • 00:48:39.030 --> 00:48:40.010
  • GET THAT FACILITY.
  • 00:48:40.010 --> 00:48:42.070
  • I SAY ALL THAT, I DON'T BELIEVE
  • 00:48:42.070 --> 00:48:44.040
  • IF I HAD GONE THROUGH THAT ONE
  • 00:48:44.120 --> 00:48:47.120
  • STORM THAT ONE DIFFICULTY THAT I
  • 00:48:47.120 --> 00:48:48.180
  • WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE
  • 00:48:48.180 --> 00:48:50.190
  • FRIENDSHIP WITH THIS GUY TO JUST
  • 00:48:50.190 --> 00:48:52.160
  • PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL HIM
  • 00:48:52.160 --> 00:48:53.160
  • AND THINGS FELL INTO PLACE, I
  • 00:48:53.160 --> 00:48:54.190
  • LOOK BACK AND SAY, YOU KNOW
  • 00:48:54.190 --> 00:48:55.160
  • WHAT, TWENTY YEARS EARLIER, GOD,
  • 00:48:55.160 --> 00:48:57.090
  • YOU KNEW WHAT I WAS GOING TO
  • 00:48:57.090 --> 00:48:58.100
  • FACE.
  • 00:48:58.100 --> 00:48:59.040
  • THAT WAS JUST A SET UP TO
  • 00:48:59.040 --> 00:49:00.250
  • DEVELOP THIS RELATIONSHIP THAT
  • 00:49:00.250 --> 00:49:01.250
  • REALLY LED US TO WHERE WE ARE
  • 00:49:01.250 --> 00:49:02.180
  • TODAY.
  • 00:49:02.180 --> 00:49:04.020
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS, THE WHOLE
  • 00:49:04.020 --> 00:49:06.000
  • TIME GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:49:06.000 --> 00:49:06.270
  • SCENES.
  • 00:49:06.270 --> 00:49:07.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:49:08.060 --> 00:49:11.060
  • - I THINK IT MATTERS WHAT WE DO
  • 00:49:11.060 --> 00:49:12.160
  • IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:49:12.160 --> 00:49:14.240
  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THIS LIFE
  • 00:49:15.070 --> 00:49:18.070
  • BEING SUCH A VAPOR.
  • 00:49:18.070 --> 00:49:20.020
  • IF WE CAN JUST-- I THINK OF 70,
  • 00:49:20.020 --> 00:49:22.080
  • 80, 90 YEARS HERE ON EARTH, IF
  • 00:49:22.280 --> 00:49:25.280
  • WE CAN JUST PUT OUR FOCUS ON GOD
  • 00:49:25.280 --> 00:49:27.230
  • AND SAY THIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO
  • 00:49:27.230 --> 00:49:29.060
  • ME BUT THIS IS HAPPENING FOR ME
  • 00:49:29.100 --> 00:49:32.100
  • AND SOMEHOW GRASP ON TO THAT,
  • 00:49:32.170 --> 00:49:35.170
  • THAT THIS LIFE IS SO QUICK THAT
  • 00:49:35.170 --> 00:49:36.200
  • I THINK IT REALLY MATTERS FOR
  • 00:49:36.200 --> 00:49:38.200
  • OUR FUTURE.
  • 00:49:39.160 --> 00:49:42.160
  • AND WHAT WE DO TO HELP OTHERS
  • 00:49:42.160 --> 00:49:44.050
  • THROUGH THIS LIFE.
  • 00:49:44.050 --> 00:49:46.260
  • AND, I JUST KNOW THERE ARE SO
  • 00:49:46.260 --> 00:49:47.170
  • MANY PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THEIR
  • 00:49:47.170 --> 00:49:48.120
  • DARKNESS TODAY.
  • 00:49:48.160 --> 00:49:51.160
  • AND I KNOW THIS PROGRAM HAS
  • 00:49:51.160 --> 00:49:52.130
  • HELPED ME TODAY, AMEN, ANYBODY?
  • 00:49:52.130 --> 00:49:55.090
  • LIFT YOUR FAITH, TO BUILD YOU
  • 00:49:55.090 --> 00:49:56.070
  • UP.
  • 00:49:56.250 --> 00:49:59.250
  • I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:49:59.250 --> 00:50:01.080
  • JUST SUCKING AIR RIGHT NOW OUT
  • 00:50:01.080 --> 00:50:02.000
  • THERE.
  • 00:50:03.080 --> 00:50:06.080
  • - THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS, IF WE
  • 00:50:06.080 --> 00:50:09.010
  • CAN GRASP IT, IF WE CAN GRASP
  • 00:50:09.010 --> 00:50:10.260
  • IT, GOD WILL HELP US BECAUSE IT
  • 00:50:10.260 --> 00:50:13.080
  • SAID THE GOD OF HOPE WILL FILL
  • 00:50:13.080 --> 00:50:15.140
  • YOU WITH ALL HOPE IN THE
  • 00:50:15.140 --> 00:50:16.140
  • HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:50:16.140 --> 00:50:19.070
  • SO HE NOT ONLY WANTS US TO HOPE
  • 00:50:19.070 --> 00:50:21.070
  • BUT HE WANTS TO HELP US CONTINUE
  • 00:50:21.070 --> 00:50:22.040
  • TO HOPE.
  • 00:50:22.040 --> 00:50:24.150
  • TO CONTINUE TO OVERFLOW WITH
  • 00:50:24.150 --> 00:50:25.110
  • HOPE.
  • 00:50:25.140 --> 00:50:28.140
  • IT SAYS, IF YOU BE FILLED WITH
  • 00:50:28.140 --> 00:50:30.200
  • JOY AND PEACE AS YOU OVERFLOW
  • 00:50:30.200 --> 00:50:32.160
  • WITH HOPE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:50:32.160 --> 00:50:34.140
  • SOMETIMES YOU LISTEN TO THESE
  • 00:50:34.140 --> 00:50:35.090
  • STORIES AND YOU THINK, COULD I
  • 00:50:35.090 --> 00:50:36.060
  • DO THAT?
  • 00:50:36.060 --> 00:50:37.050
  • THAT IS IMMEDIATELY WHAT I
  • 00:50:37.050 --> 00:50:37.240
  • THINK.
  • 00:50:37.240 --> 00:50:38.210
  • COULD I DO THAT?
  • 00:50:38.210 --> 00:50:40.010
  • COULD I DO THAT?
  • 00:50:40.010 --> 00:50:41.230
  • BUT IT IS THE GRACE, IT IS GOD
  • 00:50:41.230 --> 00:50:42.260
  • HELPING US.
  • 00:50:42.260 --> 00:50:45.090
  • BUT WE DO OUR PART AND HE DOES
  • 00:50:45.090 --> 00:50:46.270
  • WHAT WE CANNOT DO.
  • 00:50:46.270 --> 00:50:49.050
  • THAT IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT, GOD
  • 00:50:49.050 --> 00:50:51.140
  • DOES NOT EXPECT US TO DO IT ALL
  • 00:50:51.140 --> 00:50:52.060
  • ON OUR OWN, HE IS ALWAYS THERE
  • 00:50:52.060 --> 00:50:52.270
  • TO HELP US.
  • 00:50:52.270 --> 00:50:53.160
  • - I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:50:54.130 --> 00:50:57.130
  • TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:50:57.130 --> 00:50:59.040
  • BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:50:59.180 --> 00:51:02.200
  • DO ME A FAVOR, LET ME HAVE THE
  • 00:51:02.200 --> 00:51:03.130
  • BIG GIANT WIDE SHOT IN THE
  • 00:51:03.130 --> 00:51:04.040
  • STUDIO.
  • 00:51:04.040 --> 00:51:07.000
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS STUDIO
  • 00:51:07.000 --> 00:51:08.210
  • HAVE WATCHED TBN FOR MANY YEARS,
  • 00:51:08.210 --> 00:51:11.130
  • SAY DECADES, WAVE YOUR HAND, A
  • 00:51:11.130 --> 00:51:12.090
  • BIG WIDE SHOT.
  • 00:51:12.190 --> 00:51:15.190
  • SOME OF THE OLD TIMERS HERE, YOU
  • 00:51:15.190 --> 00:51:17.200
  • CAN ADMIT YOU ARE AN OLD TIMER,
  • 00:51:17.200 --> 00:51:18.180
  • JAY, ESPECIALLY YOU.
  • 00:51:19.220 --> 00:51:22.220
  • BUT REMEMBER PAUL BILLHEIMER,
  • 00:51:22.220 --> 00:51:24.210
  • WAVE IF YOU REMEMBER PAUL
  • 00:51:24.210 --> 00:51:25.200
  • BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:51:25.200 --> 00:51:27.280
  • ONE GUY REMEMBERS PAUL
  • 00:51:27.280 --> 00:51:28.280
  • BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:51:28.280 --> 00:51:31.040
  • JAY, JAY IS 165 YEARS OLD, LOOKS
  • 00:51:31.040 --> 00:51:33.120
  • GREAT.
  • 00:51:35.050 --> 00:51:38.050
  • BASICALLY, IT FEELS LIKE, TO ALL
  • 00:51:38.050 --> 00:51:39.290
  • OF THE OLD TIMERS WATCHING IN
  • 00:51:40.050 --> 00:51:43.050
  • THE AUDIENCE, THOSE THAT WATCHED
  • 00:51:43.050 --> 00:51:45.240
  • TBN BACK IN THE 80'S AND 70'S
  • 00:51:45.240 --> 00:51:48.030
  • ESPECIALLY HERE IN
  • 00:51:48.030 --> 00:51:50.050
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, I KNOW
  • 00:51:50.050 --> 00:51:51.160
  • E.J.'S MOM AND GRANDMA HAVE BEEN
  • 00:51:51.160 --> 00:51:53.160
  • WATCHING TBN HERE IN THE
  • 00:51:53.160 --> 00:51:54.290
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA WHERE
  • 00:51:54.290 --> 00:51:55.280
  • TBN STARTED.
  • 00:51:56.220 --> 00:51:59.220
  • BUT THIS STUDIO, THIS BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:51:59.220 --> 00:52:02.110
  • STUDIO IS THE SAME ONE THAT ORAL
  • 00:52:02.110 --> 00:52:04.230
  • ROBERTS WAS IN YEARS AGO AND HOW
  • 00:52:05.000 --> 00:52:08.000
  • MANY KNOW E.V. HILL WAS ON TBN
  • 00:52:08.000 --> 00:52:10.220
  • SO OFTEN AND EVERYONE THOUGHT
  • 00:52:10.220 --> 00:52:13.060
  • TBN BELONGED TO E.V. HILL.
  • 00:52:17.120 --> 00:52:20.120
  • SO, WHAT I'M GETTING AT IS JOEL,
  • 00:52:20.120 --> 00:52:22.000
  • IT FEELS, THIS WHAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:52:22.040 --> 00:52:25.040
  • WRITTEN THIS KIND OF UNIQUE VIEW
  • 00:52:25.260 --> 00:52:28.260
  • TO HOPE REMINDS ME OF PAUL
  • 00:52:28.260 --> 00:52:31.030
  • BILLHEIMER'S DESTINED FOR THE
  • 00:52:31.030 --> 00:52:32.110
  • THRONE BOOK AND ALSO DON'T WASTE
  • 00:52:32.110 --> 00:52:34.010
  • YOUR SORROWS.
  • 00:52:34.010 --> 00:52:36.090
  • AND MY MOM AND DADDY, LISTEN,
  • 00:52:37.060 --> 00:52:40.060
  • THE THEOLOGY THAT CREATED TBN,
  • 00:52:40.060 --> 00:52:41.270
  • OF COURSE, COMES FROM THE BIBLE,
  • 00:52:41.270 --> 00:52:44.020
  • BUT WAS INTERPRETED MAINLY
  • 00:52:44.020 --> 00:52:45.190
  • THROUGH A PATRIARCH NAMED PAUL
  • 00:52:45.190 --> 00:52:47.190
  • BILLHEIMER THAT WROTE BOOKS ALL
  • 00:52:47.190 --> 00:52:49.040
  • THOSE YEARS AND WAS ON THIS SET
  • 00:52:49.040 --> 00:52:51.150
  • MANY, MANY TIMES RIGHT HERE WITH
  • 00:52:51.150 --> 00:52:53.040
  • MY MOM AND DAD AND ALL THE
  • 00:52:53.040 --> 00:52:54.100
  • HISTORY OF THAT.
  • 00:52:54.120 --> 00:52:57.120
  • AND SOMETIMES WHAT PAUL
  • 00:52:57.120 --> 00:53:00.120
  • BILLHEIMER WOULD SAY IT WAS SO
  • 00:53:00.120 --> 00:53:01.280
  • PROFOUND, THINGS IN LIFE
  • 00:53:01.280 --> 00:53:04.010
  • OFTENTIMES WILL NEVER MAKE
  • 00:53:04.010 --> 00:53:05.270
  • SENSE, IT WILL NEVER MAKE SENSE
  • 00:53:05.270 --> 00:53:07.040
  • IN YOUR LIFETIME.
  • 00:53:07.040 --> 00:53:09.080
  • THAT STORM THAT DROPPED
  • 00:53:09.080 --> 00:53:11.270
  • 50 INCHES OF RAIN IN 16 MINUTES
  • 00:53:11.270 --> 00:53:14.080
  • IN HOUSTON, LITERALLY THERE WAS
  • 00:53:14.080 --> 00:53:16.020
  • SO MUCH RAIN THERE.
  • 00:53:16.020 --> 00:53:17.090
  • SOME OF THIS WILL NEVER MAKE
  • 00:53:17.090 --> 00:53:18.050
  • SENSE.
  • 00:53:18.050 --> 00:53:20.150
  • HERE IS WHAT DOES MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:53:20.150 --> 00:53:23.060
  • IF YOU ZOOM BACK AND INCLUDE
  • 00:53:23.060 --> 00:53:25.120
  • ETERNITY, LIFE IS ON THE JOB
  • 00:53:25.120 --> 00:53:26.040
  • TRAINING FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:53:26.100 --> 00:53:29.100
  • AND SOME TRAGIC EVENTS CAN MAKE
  • 00:53:29.180 --> 00:53:32.180
  • SENSE IF YOU ZOOM BACK AND
  • 00:53:32.180 --> 00:53:33.150
  • INCLUDE ETERNITY.
  • 00:53:34.030 --> 00:53:37.030
  • BECAUSE SOME THINGS WILL NOT
  • 00:53:37.030 --> 00:53:38.080
  • MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:53:38.080 --> 00:53:39.120
  • BUT GOD'S ASKING YOU A QUESTION.
  • 00:53:39.120 --> 00:53:41.230
  • - WHO DO YOU SAY I AM TODAY?
  • 00:53:42.100 --> 00:53:45.100
  • - WHEN THE RAIN IS FALLING AND
  • 00:53:45.140 --> 00:53:48.140
  • THE WATER IS RUSHING DOWN THE
  • 00:53:48.140 --> 00:53:50.290
  • STREETS AND THE CLEAN UP IS
  • 00:53:50.290 --> 00:53:52.110
  • UNDERWAY THERE IN HOUSTON, WHO
  • 00:53:52.110 --> 00:53:53.070
  • DO YOU SAY HE IS?
  • 00:53:53.070 --> 00:53:54.160
  • GOD IS CONSTANTLY ASKING YOU A
  • 00:53:54.160 --> 00:53:55.110
  • QUESTION.
  • 00:53:55.110 --> 00:53:57.040
  • JOEL, THANK YOU FOR WRITING
  • 00:53:57.040 --> 00:53:58.000
  • THIS.
  • 00:53:58.000 --> 00:54:00.260
  • THIS ALMOST IS LIKE A MODERN DAY
  • 00:54:00.260 --> 00:54:02.250
  • VERSION OF THE OLD BOOK THAT WE
  • 00:54:02.250 --> 00:54:04.180
  • HAVE USED MANY TIMES HERE
  • 00:54:04.180 --> 00:54:05.100
  • DESTINED FOR THE THRONE, DON'T
  • 00:54:05.100 --> 00:54:06.270
  • WASTE YOUR SORROWS, PAUL
  • 00:54:06.270 --> 00:54:07.260
  • BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:54:07.260 --> 00:54:08.200
  • THIS FEELS LIKE A MODERN DAY
  • 00:54:08.200 --> 00:54:10.000
  • VERSION OF THAT.
  • 00:54:10.040 --> 00:54:13.040
  • I JUST WANT ALL THE OLD TIMERS--
  • 00:54:13.040 --> 00:54:13.280
  • GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:54:13.280 --> 00:54:16.030
  • IT IS OUT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS,
  • 00:54:16.030 --> 00:54:17.240
  • IT WILL BE ON THE COVER IT WILL
  • 00:54:17.240 --> 00:54:19.250
  • BE RIGHT AS YOU WALK INTO BARNES
  • 00:54:19.250 --> 00:54:20.170
  • AND NOBLE.
  • 00:54:20.170 --> 00:54:21.220
  • IT WILL BE SITTING RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:54:21.220 --> 00:54:22.290
  • JOEL, WE HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES
  • 00:54:22.290 --> 00:54:24.090
  • LEFT IN THE BROADCAST.
  • 00:54:24.090 --> 00:54:26.150
  • FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN A DARK TIME,
  • 00:54:26.150 --> 00:54:27.160
  • THEY LOVE TO-- LET'S PRAY FOR
  • 00:54:27.160 --> 00:54:28.130
  • THEM.
  • 00:54:28.130 --> 00:54:29.180
  • LET'S DO THAT.
  • 00:54:29.180 --> 00:54:30.200
  • YOU HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES LEFT
  • 00:54:30.200 --> 00:54:31.110
  • IN THE BROADCAST.
  • 00:54:31.110 --> 00:54:34.020
  • FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:54:34.020 --> 00:54:36.000
  • BEING HERE AND PLEASE, SIR, IF
  • 00:54:36.000 --> 00:54:36.210
  • YOU WOULD.
  • 00:54:36.210 --> 00:54:38.270
  • - IT IS AN HONOR TO BE WITH ALL
  • 00:54:38.270 --> 00:54:40.180
  • OF YOU AND GREAT TO HAVE YOU
  • 00:54:40.180 --> 00:54:41.210
  • WATCHING TODAY.
  • 00:54:41.210 --> 00:54:44.130
  • I JUST REMIND YOU, WHAT YOU
  • 00:54:44.130 --> 00:54:46.120
  • PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW, BUT GOD
  • 00:54:46.120 --> 00:54:47.210
  • HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:54:47.210 --> 00:54:49.070
  • THERE IS KNOWS YOU ARE FACING
  • 00:54:49.070 --> 00:54:50.080
  • THAT IS A SURPRISE TO HIM.
  • 00:54:50.080 --> 00:54:53.050
  • I ENCOURAGE YOU, THERE ARE TIMES
  • 00:54:53.050 --> 00:54:56.000
  • I WAS THINKING, MATT, I WROTE A
  • 00:54:56.000 --> 00:54:57.060
  • CHAPTER CALLED SECRET
  • 00:54:57.060 --> 00:54:58.060
  • FRUSTRATIONS.
  • 00:54:58.060 --> 00:54:59.240
  • IT IS WHEN GOD DOES NOT CHANGE
  • 00:54:59.240 --> 00:55:00.230
  • IT ON OUR TIME TABLE.
  • 00:55:00.230 --> 00:55:02.210
  • YOU THINK ABOUT PAUL, HE PRAYED
  • 00:55:02.210 --> 00:55:04.030
  • 3 TIMES, GOD, REMOVE THIS THORN
  • 00:55:04.030 --> 00:55:05.120
  • IN THE FLESH, IT DOES NOT
  • 00:55:05.120 --> 00:55:06.090
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:55:06.290 --> 00:55:09.290
  • THAT IS WHEN I WOULD CHALLENGE,
  • 00:55:09.290 --> 00:55:11.110
  • CAN YOU TRUST GOD WHEN IT DOES
  • 00:55:11.110 --> 00:55:12.020
  • NOT HAPPEN YOUR WAY?
  • 00:55:12.020 --> 00:55:13.110
  • I THINK THE RIGHT WAY TO PRAY,
  • 00:55:13.110 --> 00:55:14.180
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT, THIS
  • 00:55:14.180 --> 00:55:15.220
  • IS WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR, BUT
  • 00:55:15.220 --> 00:55:16.190
  • GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT IS IS BEST
  • 00:55:16.190 --> 00:55:17.100
  • FOR ME.
  • 00:55:17.100 --> 00:55:18.200
  • GOD, IF IT DOES NOT HAPPEN MY
  • 00:55:18.200 --> 00:55:19.130
  • WAY, I'M STILL GOING TO STAY IN
  • 00:55:19.130 --> 00:55:20.050
  • FAITH.
  • 00:55:20.050 --> 00:55:21.120
  • I'M STILL GOING TO WORSHIP YOU.
  • 00:55:21.120 --> 00:55:22.120
  • I'M STILL GOING TO BE MY VERY
  • 00:55:22.120 --> 00:55:23.040
  • BEST.
  • 00:55:23.040 --> 00:55:24.160
  • SO, KNOW TODAY THAT WHAT YOU ARE
  • 00:55:24.160 --> 00:55:26.100
  • GOING THROUGH I BELIEVE, I DON'T
  • 00:55:26.100 --> 00:55:27.190
  • THINK ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
  • 00:55:27.190 --> 00:55:28.230
  • WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION.
  • 00:55:28.230 --> 00:55:31.000
  • SO THE ENEMY IS NOT IN CONTROL
  • 00:55:31.000 --> 00:55:32.110
  • OF YOUR LIFE GOD IS IN CONTROL
  • 00:55:32.110 --> 00:55:33.180
  • OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:55:33.180 --> 00:55:35.120
  • IF HE ALLOWED IT, DON'T JUST GO
  • 00:55:35.120 --> 00:55:36.140
  • THROUGH IT, GROW THROUGH IT.
  • 00:55:36.140 --> 00:55:38.240
  • THIS IS A TIME YOU CAN SAY GOD,
  • 00:55:38.240 --> 00:55:41.180
  • I MAY NOT LIKE IT, I MAY BE
  • 00:55:41.180 --> 00:55:44.090
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, THEY MAY NOT BE
  • 00:55:44.090 --> 00:55:45.160
  • TREATING ME RIGHT, I MAY NOT
  • 00:55:45.160 --> 00:55:46.160
  • HAVE A GOOD MEDICAL REPORT, BUT
  • 00:55:46.160 --> 00:55:47.240
  • GOD, I'M GOING TO STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:55:47.240 --> 00:55:48.220
  • I'M GOING TO HAVE A SMILE ON MY
  • 00:55:48.220 --> 00:55:49.140
  • FACE.
  • 00:55:49.140 --> 00:55:50.290
  • I'M GOING TO BE MY BEST.
  • 00:55:50.290 --> 00:55:51.280
  • I'M GOING TO DO LIKE CRAIG SAID,
  • 00:55:51.280 --> 00:55:53.010
  • I'M GOING TO BE A BLESSING TO
  • 00:55:53.010 --> 00:55:53.220
  • SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:55:53.220 --> 00:55:55.240
  • YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SEEING
  • 00:55:55.240 --> 00:55:57.120
  • THINGS CHANGE IN YOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:55:57.120 --> 00:55:59.210
  • WHEN YOU SOW A SEED IN YOUR TIME
  • 00:55:59.210 --> 00:56:00.280
  • OF NEED, THAT IS SOMETHING GOD
  • 00:56:00.280 --> 00:56:01.190
  • CAN USE TO BRING A HARVEST BACK
  • 00:56:01.190 --> 00:56:02.140
  • TO YOU.
  • 00:56:02.140 --> 00:56:04.040
  • I ENCOURAGE YOU, I'LL SAY IT
  • 00:56:04.040 --> 00:56:05.090
  • AGAIN, DON'T HAVE A VICTIM
  • 00:56:05.090 --> 00:56:06.100
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:56:06.100 --> 00:56:08.040
  • YOU HAVE TO SHAKE OFF WHAT
  • 00:56:08.040 --> 00:56:08.230
  • HAPPENED.
  • 00:56:08.230 --> 00:56:10.270
  • SOMEBODY COULD TAKE THE HAND YOU
  • 00:56:10.270 --> 00:56:12.020
  • HAVE BEEN DEALT AND MAKE
  • 00:56:12.020 --> 00:56:13.090
  • SOMETHING GREAT OUT OF IT.
  • 00:56:13.090 --> 00:56:14.200
  • WHY DON'T YOU BE THE ONE TO SAY
  • 00:56:14.200 --> 00:56:16.120
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN
  • 00:56:16.120 --> 00:56:17.240
  • DEALT, I KNOW YOU CAN GET ME TO
  • 00:56:17.240 --> 00:56:19.110
  • WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:56:19.110 --> 00:56:20.060
  • WHEN YOU RISE UP IN FAITH LIKE
  • 00:56:20.060 --> 00:56:22.090
  • THAT, I BELIEVE THAT IS WHEN GOD
  • 00:56:22.090 --> 00:56:24.000
  • WILL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN YOU
  • 00:56:24.000 --> 00:56:25.040
  • COULD NOT MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:56:25.040 --> 00:56:26.070
  • THINK ABOUT E.J., ALL THE
  • 00:56:26.070 --> 00:56:27.190
  • STATISTICS SAID HE WILL NOT BE
  • 00:56:27.190 --> 00:56:28.280
  • IN HARVARD.
  • 00:56:28.280 --> 00:56:29.290
  • ME AND MATT, WE COULD NOT GET IN
  • 00:56:29.290 --> 00:56:31.040
  • HARVARD.
  • 00:56:31.040 --> 00:56:32.000
  • (LAUGHTER).
  • 00:56:32.000 --> 00:56:32.220
  • LOOK AT E.J., YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:56:32.220 --> 00:56:33.220
  • HE HAD A PRAYING MOM.
  • 00:56:33.220 --> 00:56:36.140
  • SHEREE DID NOT TELL YOU BUT SHE
  • 00:56:36.140 --> 00:56:38.030
  • DID TELL YOU, SHE DID PRAY AND
  • 00:56:38.030 --> 00:56:40.210
  • HIS GRANDMOTHER PRAYED AND YOU
  • 00:56:40.210 --> 00:56:41.270
  • KNOW WHAT, PRAYER, FAITH, FAVOR
  • 00:56:41.270 --> 00:56:43.100
  • ON YOUR LIFE CAN MAKE THINGS
  • 00:56:43.100 --> 00:56:44.160
  • HAPPEN YOU COULD NEVER MAKE
  • 00:56:44.160 --> 00:56:45.060
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:56:45.060 --> 00:56:45.260
  • GOD'S GOT YOU.
  • 00:56:45.260 --> 00:56:47.100
  • HE HAS A GREAT PLAN, YOU HAVE AN
  • 00:56:47.100 --> 00:56:48.140
  • EXPECTED END.
  • 00:56:48.140 --> 00:56:50.100
  • HE HAS ALREADY FILMED YOUR FINAL
  • 00:56:50.100 --> 00:56:51.030
  • SCENE.
  • 00:56:51.030 --> 00:56:52.260
  • IT IS YOU IN VICTORY,
  • 00:56:52.260 --> 00:56:54.040
  • ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:56:54.040 --> 00:56:55.230
  • SEEING YOUR CHILDREN SERVING
  • 00:56:55.230 --> 00:56:57.130
  • GOD, A HAPPY MARRIAGE, SEEING
  • 00:56:57.130 --> 00:56:58.120
  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN YOUR
  • 00:56:58.120 --> 00:56:59.270
  • LIFE, ANYWAY, WE LOVE YOU VERY
  • 00:56:59.270 --> 00:57:00.220
  • MUCH.
  • 00:57:00.220 --> 00:57:01.250
  • LORD, I SPEAK FAITH, FAVOR AND
  • 00:57:01.250 --> 00:57:03.160
  • VICTORY IN EVERY ONE THAT IS
  • 00:57:03.160 --> 00:57:04.130
  • WATCHING.
  • 00:57:04.130 --> 00:57:06.010
  • GOD, THOSE THAT ARE IN DARKNESS,
  • 00:57:06.010 --> 00:57:07.280
  • I THINK A BLESSING IS COMING OUT
  • 00:57:07.280 --> 00:57:09.070
  • OF THAT THAT YOU ARE WORKING IT
  • 00:57:09.070 --> 00:57:10.130
  • ALL FOR THEIR GOOD IN JESUS'
  • 00:57:10.130 --> 00:57:11.210
  • NAME.
  • 00:57:11.210 --> 00:57:12.120
  • GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:57:12.120 --> 00:57:13.120
  • - I LOVE IT.
  • 00:57:13.120 --> 00:57:13.270
  • WOW!
  • 00:57:13.270 --> 00:57:14.200
  • - BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS,
  • 00:57:14.200 --> 00:57:15.190
  • THANK YOU JOEL AND VICTORIA, WE
  • 00:57:15.190 --> 00:57:16.230
  • WILL SEE NEXT TIME.
  • 00:57:16.230 --> 00:57:18.110
  • BYE BYE.
  • 00:57:19.170 --> 00:57:22.170