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June 3, 2019
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Louie Giglio

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Praise | Louie Giglio | 6/3/19

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM LOS ANGELES,
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  • PASTOR OF PASSION CITY CHURCH, BEST-SELLING
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  • AUTHOR AND COMMUNICATOR LOUIE GIGLIO.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - AND NOW, MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: TONIGHT WE'RE RIGHT HERE IN
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • THIS IS TECHNICALLY THE PASSION PRAISE.
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  • LOUIE GIGLIO ALL NIGHT.
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  • WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT?
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  • - LOUIE GIGLIO: TONIGHT WE'RE TALKING
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  • ABOUT FATHERS.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, INTERESTINGLY EVEN JUST
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  • SAYING THAT WORD EVERYONE THAT'S LISTENING TO US
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  • RIGHT NOW HAS AN EMOTION, HAS A REACTION TO THE
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  • WORD FATHER.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ULTIMATELY ABOUT THE
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  • HEAVENLY FATHER BECAUSE THERE IS A PERFECT
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  • HEAVENLY FATHER WAITING FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.
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  • BUT WE'RE JUST GOING TO START BY TALKING ABOUT
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  • OUR EARTHLY DAD, AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT OUR
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  • EARTHLY DADS, SOME PEOPLE HAVE A POSITIVE REACTION
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  • TO THAT AND OTHERS IT'S LIKE UM, I'M NOT SURE IF
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  • I WANT TO GO THERE.
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  • AND THAT'S BECAUSE ALL OF US HAVE ONE THING IN
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  • COMMON, AND THAT IS WE ALL LONG FOR OUR FATHER'S
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  • BLESSING IN OUR LIVES.
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  • YOU SEE IT WHEN WE'RE LITTLE.
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  • I MEAN, IT'S WOVEN INTO US AT BIRTH.
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  • MOM IS A HERO.
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  • MOM, WE LOVE YOU.
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  • MOM GOT US TO THE POOL.
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  • SHE PACKED THE FLOATIES.
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  • SHE PACKED THE SNACKS.
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  • SHE DROVE THE CAR.
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  • SHE WASHED THE BATHING SUITS, BUT WHEN DAD
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  • SHOWED UP AT THE POOL, EVERYTHING CHANGED.
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  • AND WHAT DO THE KIDS DO?
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  • DADDY!
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  • DADDY, WATCH ME!
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  • DADDY, WATCH ME I'M GOING TO DO MY DIVE.
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  • I'M GOING TO DO MY JUMP.
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  • I'M GOING TO DO MY BEST WHATEVER.
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  • THE KID JUMPS OFF THE SIDE.
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  • HE'S IN THE WATER.
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  • DOESN'T CARE IF HE DROWNS OR NOT.
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  • JUST WANTS TO KNOW WHEN HE COMES OUT, DID YOU SEE IT?
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  • - WOW.
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  • - DAD, DID YOU SEE ME?
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  • WHAT IS THAT?
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  • THAT IS THE INTERWOVEN LONGING THAT EVERY SINGLE
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  • ONE OF US HAS IN OUR LIVES, THAT WE WANT TO
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  • KNOW THAT OUR DADS LOVE US, THAT THEY ACCEPT US,
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  • THAT THEY BELIEVE IN US, AND THAT THEY WANT TO BE
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  • INVOLVED IN OUR LIVES.
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  • AND IF YOU HAD THAT BLESSING, THEN YOU GOT A
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  • FOUNDATION STONE SET IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND YOU CAN STAND ON THAT STONE AND MOVE FORWARD TO
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  • BECOME THE MAN OR THE WOMAN GOD DESIGNED YOU TO BE.
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  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THAT BLESSING, THERE IS A GAP.
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  • AND IN THE BOOK I MENTION AN INTERESTING ARTICLE IN
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  • PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
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  • A WOMAN STUDIED 75 HIGH ACHIEVING WOMEN.
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  • THESE WOMEN ARE KILLING IT IN OUR CAREERS
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  • AND FAMILIES.
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  • THEY ARE IN THE ZONE, AND SHE SAID, I WAS SURPRISED
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  • TO DISCOVER THAT EVERY ONE OF THEM, NOT 74 OF
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  • THEM, ALL 75 OF THESE WOMEN WERE VIEWING THEIR
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  • SUCCESS THROUGH THE LENS OF WHAT DOES MY
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  • FATHER THINK.
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  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
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  • - SEE, THIS DOESN'T GO AWAY IN LIFE.
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  • SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO TONIGHT IS WE WANT TO
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  • THANK GOD FOR THE BLESSING IF WE HAD IT.
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  • BUT WE ALSO WANT TO CATAPULT FROM THAT EVEN
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  • INTO AN BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH A
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  • PERFECT FATHER, AND WE WANT TO STARE AT THE GAP
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  • AND FACE IT.
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  • AND LET GOD STAND IN THAT GOSPEL WITH US AND SHOW
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  • US THAT THERE IS A WAY FORWARD IN OUR LIVES.
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  • EVERY SINGLE PERSON WATCHING US TONIGHT,
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  • EVERY SINGLE PERSON WATCHING THIS SHOW RIGHT
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  • NOW CAN LIVE WITH A PERFECT FATHER'S BLESSING
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • EVERY ONE OF US CAN LIVE AS A LOVED SON OR A LOVED
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  • DAUGHTER OF A PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • - WOO.
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  • OKAY SO HEAVY SUBJECT.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: YEAH.
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  • I HAVE A FRIEND OF MINE WHO IS AN AMAZING
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  • MINISTER, AND SHE WAS LEFT ABANDONED IN A
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  • HOSPITAL, NEVER HAD A FATHER IN HER LIFE, BUT
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  • SHE KNOWS THAT I HAD A GREAT DAD, AND SHE'LL
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  • COME OFF THE PLATFORM AND LOOK AT ME AND GO, WOULD
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  • YOUR DAD HAVE LOVED THAT TONIGHT?
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  • - WOW.
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  • AMAZING.
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  • - AND I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT THAT JUST THE OTHER
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  • DAY SHE YEARNS, AND I'LL JUST SAY HE WOULD HAVE
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  • LOVED THAT, YOU KNOW.
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  • AND IT JUST FILLS HER UP WITH SOMETHING, AND SHE
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  • MOVES ON.
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  • BUT SHE ASKS ME THAT ALL THE TIME.
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  • - IT'S STILL THERE.
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  • YOU COULD BE A CEO.
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  • YOU COULD HAVE MADE A BOATLOAD OF MONEY, YOU
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  • COULD HAVE GOTTEN DEGREES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND
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  • WHEN I POSTED ABOUT NOT FORSAKEN COMING OUT I GOT
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  • A COMMENT BACK FROM A 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLD MAN,
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  • AND HE SAID TO ME, HE SAID MY RELATIONSHIP WITH
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  • MY DAD LEFT ME FILLED WITH PAIN AND HURT.
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  • AND MY DAD PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR.
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  • HE WAS A VERY WELL-KNOWN PUBLIC FIGURE, AND SO
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  • THERE WAS THAT SIDE OF MY DAD BUT THEN THERE WAS
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  • THE SIDE OF MY DAD THAT I KNEW, AND MY DAD DIED.
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  • I'VE SORT OF CLOSED THE DOOR ON ALL THAT SO DO
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  • YOU THINK IT'S WORTH ME OPENING THE DOOR AND
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  • GOING THERE AGAIN?
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  • - WOW.
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  • - AND IF THAT YOUNG MAN WERE WATCHING RIGHT NOW,
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  • MATT, OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM WATCHING RIGHT NOW I'D
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  • SAY I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE AN OPTION.
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  • I DON'T HONESTLY THINK YOU HAVE A CHOICE BECAUSE
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  • SOMEONE SAID TO ME A FEW WEEKS AGO, THEY SAID, YOU
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  • KNOW WHAT, LOUIE?
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  • I DON'T CARE ABOUT MY DAD.
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  • MY DAD WALKED OUT ON OUR FAMILY.
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  • I WAS 7 YEARS OLD, AND MY DAD WENT TO LIVE WITH
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  • ANOTHER FAMILY, AND AT FIRST IT WAS A LOT OF
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  • PHONE CALLS AND THEN LESS AND LESS AND THEN A FEW
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  • TEXTS, AND THEN COMMUNICATION SORT OF
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  • BROKE DOWN ALTOGETHER, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I DON'T CARE.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHAT HE THINKS.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHERE HE IS.
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  • I DON'T CARE IF I EVER SEE HIM AGAIN.
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  • I DON'T CARE IF I EVER SPEAK TO MY DAD AGAIN.
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  • AND I SAID, WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME ALL THIS?
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  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
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  • - AND IT JUST SORT OF ARRESTED HIM.
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  • AND ALL THE FURY OF I DON'T CARE OR A LOT OF US
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  • SAY, I'LL NEVER BE LIKE MY DAD.
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  • I'LL NEVER TREAT MY WIFE LIKE MY DAD TREATED MOM.
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  • I'LL NEVER TALK TO MY MOM LIKE DAD TALKED TO US.
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  • I'LL NEVER BE AN ALCOHOLIC OR A WORKAHOLIC
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  • OR I'LL NEVER BE LIKE MY DAD.
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  • AND EVERY TIME WE SAY THAT, WE'RE REHEARSING
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  • THE NEGATIVE.
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  • AND WE'RE REPLAYING THE NEGATIVE IN OUR LIVES.
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  • AND GOD WANTS TO BREAK US FREE FROM ALL THAT.
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  • WE'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH IT, BUT HE WANTS TO BREAK
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  • US FREE SO WE CAN MOVE INTO WHAT WE DO WANT TO
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  • BE, HOW WE DO WANT TO LIVE, HOW WE DO WANT TO
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  • TREAT OUR CHILDREN, OUR WIFE, OUR FAMILY AND HOW
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  • WE WANT TO LIVE OUR LIVES.
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  • AND THAT'S THE HOPE OF NOT FORSAKEN.
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  • THE TAG LINE OF THIS BOOK IS FINDING FREEDOM AS
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  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF A PERFECT FATHER.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL.
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  • WOW.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • NOT FORSAKEN.
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  • IT IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.
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  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS THE FIRST TIME THAT THIS
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  • BROADCAST RUNS, IT'S JUNE 3.
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  • FATHER'S DAY IS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AWAY.
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  • WE'D ENCOURAGE YOU TO DIAL THAT 800 NUMBER AND
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  • GET THIS FOR SOMEBODY YOU KNOW.
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  • IT APPLIES TO SOMEBODY IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • IT APPLIES TO YOU.
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  • IT APPLIES TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBER.
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  • IT APPLIES TO SOMEONE.
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  • IT APPLIES TO YOUR NEIGHBOR.
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  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT IT'S PROBABLY
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  • APPLICABLE FOR THE PERSON THAT'S SAYING IT DOESN'T
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  • MATTER TO ME BECAUSE BASICALLY THEY'RE
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  • IN DENIAL.
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  • THERE IS A GAP IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE THAT
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  • EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR FATHER THAT YOU'RE
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  • TALKING ABOUT, AND THIS BOOK FILLS THE GAP.
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  • - ABSOLUTELY.
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  • GOD FILLS THE GAP, YOU KNOW.
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  • AND I THINK THE THING THAT'S POWERFUL, MATT, IS
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  • THAT THIS ISN'T A CHURCH SUBJECT.
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  • THIS ISN'T JUST SOMETHING THAT PASTORS ARE
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  • TALKING ABOUT.
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  • SOME OF THE LEADING VOICES IN THIS GENERATION
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  • RIGHT NOW, THE LEADING AUTHORS IN THIS
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  • GENERATION RIGHT NOW ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CRISIS
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  • OF FATHERLESSNESS.
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  • IN FACT, THERE'S A BOOK CALLED THE BOY CRISIS.
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  • IT'S ONE OF THE BEST SELLING BOOKS OUT THERE
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  • RIGHT NOW, AND IT'S JUST UNFOLDING REALLY THE
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  • COLLATERAL OF A FEW THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED.
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  • NUMBER ONE, TEN YEARS AGO NEW YORK FOR THE 50TH
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  • STATE TO PASS NO FAULT DIVORCE.
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  • SO NOW ALL 50 STATES FOR A DECADE HAVE HAD -ISN'T
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  • THAT A NICE NAME BY THE WAY FOR DIVORCE,
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  • NO FAULT DIVORCE?
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  • IT SOUNDS SO INNOCENT AND SO CASUAL, BUT NOW YOU
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  • DON'T NEED A JUDGE OR A JURY OR A PROCESS OR EVEN
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  • A TIME LINE.
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  • FOR A COUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS AND A COUPLE HOURS
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  • YOU CAN GET A DIVORCE.
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  • BUT NOW WE REAP THE HARVEST, AND THEY SAY ONE
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  • IN 4 CHILDREN IN AMERICA GROWING UP IN A HOME
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  • WHERE A FATHER IS NOT PRESENT IN THE HOME,
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  • 1 IN 4 KIDS ARE GROWING UP WITHOUT WHAT?
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  • WITHOUT THE BLESSING.
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  • DADDY CAN'T WATCH ME IF DADDY IS NOT IN THE HOME.
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  • DADDY CAN'T SAY, WAY TO GO, BABY GIRL, IF DADDY
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  • ISN'T IN THE HOME.
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  • DADDY CAN'T SAY ACE, THAT WAS YOUR BEST THROW, YOUR
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  • BEST JUMP, YOUR BEST KICK, WHATEVER, IF HE'S
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  • NOT IN THE HOME.
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  • AND HERE'S THE BIGGER ISSUE.
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  • JESUS TAUGHT US ONE THING ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE
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  • ABOUT GOD.
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  • HE TAUGHT US THAT GOD IS A FATHER.
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  • SO HE TAUGHT US HE WAS CREATOR, SOVEREIGN,
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  • ETERNAL, LORD, JUDGE.
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  • AND GOD IS ALL THOSE THINGS, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT
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  • HE TAUGHT US MOST?
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  • 189 TIMES IN THE GOSPELS ALONE, JESUS TEACHES US
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  • THAT GOD IS A FATHER.
  • 00:08:55.200 --> 00:08:57.030
  • THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:08:57.050 --> 00:08:58.180
  • AND WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY LIKE THIS.
  • 00:08:58.200 --> 00:09:00.280
  • YOU SAY IT WITH IT, OUR FATHER
  • 00:09:01.000 --> 00:09:03.190
  • [REPEATING TOGETHER]
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:05.210
  • SEE, IF YOU'VE SEEN ME JESUS SAID, YOU'VE SEEN
  • 00:09:05.230 --> 00:09:07.040
  • THE FATHER.
  • 00:09:07.060 --> 00:09:08.250
  • FOR I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.
  • 00:09:08.270 --> 00:09:10.140
  • 189 TIMES.
  • 00:09:10.160 --> 00:09:12.150
  • SO OUR CENTRAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS
  • 00:09:12.170 --> 00:09:14.230
  • CHILDREN AND A FATHER.
  • 00:09:14.250 --> 00:09:17.040
  • A PERFECT FATHER, AND THE ENEMY KNOWS THAT.
  • 00:09:17.060 --> 00:09:19.220
  • SO HE PUT A BULLS ION FATHERHOOD.
  • 00:09:19.240 --> 00:09:22.090
  • HE'S DESTROYING FATHERHOOD IN OUR
  • 00:09:22.110 --> 00:09:24.200
  • GENERATION RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, AND IF HE
  • 00:09:24.220 --> 00:09:27.110
  • SUCCEEDS IN THAT, HE PUTS A HURDLE IN FRONT OF
  • 00:09:27.130 --> 00:09:30.000
  • EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US TO COME TO KNOW GOD THE WAY
  • 00:09:30.020 --> 00:09:32.290
  • GOD WANTS US TO RELATE TO HIM.
  • 00:09:33.010 --> 00:09:35.190
  • - LOUIE GIGLIO IS GOING TO BE WITH US ALL NIGHT.
  • 00:09:35.210 --> 00:09:38.160
  • WE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE CLIP, A LITTLE BIO PIECE.
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:41.120
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:09:41.140 --> 00:09:43.120
  • - IF YOU EVER WANT TO SEE 18 TO 20 SOMETHINGS
  • 00:09:43.140 --> 00:09:45.270
  • ON FIRE FOR GOD IN ONE PLACE, LOOK NO FURTHER
  • 00:09:45.290 --> 00:09:48.160
  • THAN THE PASSION MOVEMENT WHERE FOUNDER LOUIE
  • 00:09:48.180 --> 00:09:51.210
  • GIGLIO GATHERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:54.150
  • IN EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD FOR A
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:56.070
  • SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
  • 00:09:56.090 --> 00:09:58.080
  • FOR HIM, PASSION IS MORE THAN MUSIC, MORE
  • 00:09:58.100 --> 00:10:01.070
  • THAN EVENTS.
  • 00:10:01.090 --> 00:10:03.110
  • IT'S A GENERATION LIVING FOR GOD'S NAME.
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:06.120
  • BORN OUT OF THE PASSION MOVEMENT AND A STIRRING
  • 00:10:06.140 --> 00:10:08.240
  • OF THE HEART FOR A LOCAL CHURCH, LOUIE AND HIS
  • 00:10:08.260 --> 00:10:11.190
  • WIFE SHELLY LAUNCHED SHELLY PASSION CITY
  • 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:14.020
  • CHURCH IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA WHERE HE SAYS THE
  • 00:10:14.040 --> 00:10:17.040
  • GOSPEL IS CENTRAL AND JESUS IS ALWAYS THE
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:19.050
  • LEAD STORY.
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:21.150
  • YOU'LL FIND THAT THEME ECHOED IN HIS NATIONAL
  • 00:10:21.170 --> 00:10:23.200
  • BEST-SELLING BOOKS WHERE HE OFTEN ENCOURAGES
  • 00:10:23.220 --> 00:10:26.050
  • OTHERS TO LIVE IN PURSUIT OF GOD'S GLORY.
  • 00:10:26.070 --> 00:10:29.160
  • LOUIE AND HIS WIFE ALSO LEAD TEAMS AT SIX STEPS
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:32.000
  • RECORDS AND THE FASHION GLOBAL INSTITUTE DESIGNED
  • 00:10:32.020 --> 00:10:35.130
  • TO ELEVATE WORSHIP AND BUILD THE CHURCH.
  • 00:10:35.150 --> 00:10:38.160
  • THERE'S NO DOUBT, THIS PASSIONATE LEADER IS ON A
  • 00:10:38.180 --> 00:10:42.210
  • MISSION TO AMPLIFY THE NAME OF JESUS AND CHANGE
  • 00:10:42.230 --> 00:10:45.010
  • THE CLIMATE OF FAITH AROUND THE GLOBE.
  • 00:10:45.030 --> 00:10:47.120
  • HERE ON PRAISE, LOUIE GIGLIO.
  • 00:10:47.140 --> 00:10:50.260
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:50.280 --> 00:10:55.090
  • - ALL NIGHT, NOT FORSAKEN.
  • 00:10:55.110 --> 00:10:57.080
  • LOUIE GIGLIO, YOU -- - ONE OF OUR FAVORITE
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:59.180
  • PEOPLE ON THE PLANET.
  • 00:10:59.200 --> 00:11:01.020
  • - SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:11:01.040 --> 00:11:04.030
  • I'VE NEVER INTERVIEWED YOU, BEEN AROUND YOU -YOU
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:06.040
  • KNOW, BECAUSE WE BOTH LIKE GOLF.
  • 00:11:06.060 --> 00:11:08.050
  • [LAUGHTER] IT'S NEVER ABOUT SOME RANDOM NORMAL
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:10.060
  • LIFE ISSUE.
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:13.250
  • IT'S EITHER SOME KIND OF CRAZY AMAZING THING
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:17.210
  • YOU'RE DOING LIKE 60.000 KIDS IN OUR PASSION
  • 00:11:17.230 --> 00:11:21.070
  • CONFERENCE, OR IT'S BECAUSE OF SOME KIND OF
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:25.160
  • CRAZY NERVOUS BREAKDOWN THING THAT YOU
  • 00:11:25.180 --> 00:11:28.140
  • EXPERIENCED IN YOUR LIFE, AND THAT CAUSED A BOOK TO
  • 00:11:28.160 --> 00:11:31.040
  • COME TOGETHER.
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:32.270
  • THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MOMENT WHERE WE'VE JUST
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:37.100
  • SAT AND SAID, WOULDN'T IT BE NICE-- -
  • 00:11:37.120 --> 00:11:39.230
  • NICE STUFF TONIGHT.
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:41.140
  • - NICE STUFF.
  • 00:11:41.160 --> 00:11:42.160
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:43.240
  • LET'S GO DOWN TO THE PEER AND GET AN ICE CREAM.
  • 00:11:43.260 --> 00:11:46.170
  • - WALK AROUND, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:11:46.190 --> 00:11:48.150
  • IT'S ALWAYS JUST THIS --
  • 00:11:48.170 --> 00:11:50.000
  • - WE COULD DO THAT, THOUGH.
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:51.040
  • - WE COULD.
  • 00:11:51.060 --> 00:11:52.160
  • - BUT YOU ARE JUST, I MEAN, PASSION IS WHAT
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:54.050
  • YOU ARE.
  • 00:11:54.070 --> 00:11:55.200
  • IF YOU WERE A TUBE OF TOOTHPASTE AND WE
  • 00:11:55.220 --> 00:11:57.120
  • SQUEEZED YOU, PASSION WOULD COME OUT OF THE TOP
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:59.030
  • OF YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:11:59.050 --> 00:12:00.290
  • SO THERE HAS TO BE SOME CRAZY STORY ABOUT HOW
  • 00:12:01.010 --> 00:12:05.000
  • THIS APPLIES TO YOU OR GOD WOULDN'T HAVE HAD YOU
  • 00:12:05.020 --> 00:12:07.070
  • DO IT, OKAY.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:09.030
  • SO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AND NOT FORSAKEN?
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:12.040
  • WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOU AND YOUR FATHER, YOUR
  • 00:12:12.060 --> 00:12:14.140
  • FAMILY OR SOMETHING?
  • 00:12:14.160 --> 00:12:16.160
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED TO CAUSE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK.
  • 00:12:16.180 --> 00:12:19.060
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:12:19.080 --> 00:12:20.110
  • 2 BIG THINGS HAPPENED.
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:21.290
  • ONE, I HAD A MENTOR WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND
  • 00:12:22.010 --> 00:12:23.120
  • COLLEGE NAMED DAN DEHAN.
  • 00:12:23.140 --> 00:12:24.240
  • HE WENT TO HEAVEN IN 1982 AND HE WAS 33 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:12:24.260 --> 00:12:26.120
  • BUT HE WAS MY GUY, AND WHEN I WAS AROUND THIS
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:30.140
  • GUY, WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT JESUS,
  • 00:12:30.160 --> 00:12:32.220
  • EVERYTHING CHANGED.
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.010
  • SOMETHING SWITCHED ON.
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:35.210
  • THERE WAS FIRE IN HIS EYES, AND THIS GUY WAS A
  • 00:12:35.230 --> 00:12:37.180
  • MARATHON RUNNER, TENNIS PLAYER.
  • 00:12:37.200 --> 00:12:39.180
  • HE WAS COOL.
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:40.290
  • BUT WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT JESUS, IT WAS
  • 00:12:41.010 --> 00:12:42.260
  • NOT INFORMATION.
  • 00:12:42.280 --> 00:12:45.010
  • IT WAS I KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:46.240
  • I KNOW GOD, AND HE SPARKED IN ME A HUNGER,
  • 00:12:46.260 --> 00:12:51.240
  • EVEN AS AN 18 YEAR OLD I WANT TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:12:51.260 --> 00:12:54.210
  • I DON'T WANT TO SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:56.020
  • WITH INFORMATION.
  • 00:12:56.040 --> 00:12:57.150
  • I WANT TO REALLY KNOW THIS GOD, AND THAT WAS
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:12:59.100
  • THE CATALYST, AND DAN TAUGHT ME THAT GOD IS
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:01.010
  • A FATHER.
  • 00:13:01.030 --> 00:13:03.110
  • THE FIRST TIME I HEARD SOMEONE SAY 189 TIMES IN
  • 00:13:03.130 --> 00:13:05.110
  • THE 4 GOSPELS ALONE WAS DAN IN ABOUT 1980.
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:09.030
  • SO THIS GOES ALL THE WAY BACK.
  • 00:13:09.050 --> 00:13:11.230
  • THIS IS MY FORMATION AND THIS IS HOW I CAME TO
  • 00:13:11.250 --> 00:13:14.210
  • KNOW GOD PERSONALLY, NOT JUST ALL THE INFORMATION.
  • 00:13:14.230 --> 00:13:18.050
  • I GOT SAVED.
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:19.190
  • I WENT TO CHURCH.
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:20.200
  • I READ THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:20.220 --> 00:13:21.280
  • ALL THAT, NO.
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:23.100
  • I NOW AM EXPERIENCING A RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:25.290
  • CREATION, WITH JUSTICE, WITH OMNIPOTENCE,
  • 00:13:26.010 --> 00:13:29.280
  • WITH SOVEREIGNTY.
  • 00:13:30.000 --> 00:13:30.230
  • ALL THESE CHARACTERISTICS.
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.050
  • YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND
  • 00:13:32.070 --> 00:13:33.080
  • SOVEREIGNTY THOUGH.
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:34.180
  • YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND JUSTICE, BUT YOU
  • 00:13:34.200 --> 00:13:36.070
  • CAN PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND A FATHER.
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:37.190
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:13:37.210 --> 00:13:39.090
  • - AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE.
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:41.060
  • AND I DECIDED AT ABOUT 18 YEARS OLD THAT I WAS
  • 00:13:41.080 --> 00:13:44.240
  • GOING TO SET MY LIFE TOWARDS KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:13:44.260 --> 00:13:50.020
  • AND ALL OF THAT WAS WRAPPED AROUND KNOWING
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:52.150
  • HIM AS A FATHER.
  • 00:13:52.170 --> 00:13:54.080
  • NOW, THAT WAS ALL CONTEXTUALIZED WITH MY DAD.
  • 00:13:54.100 --> 00:13:57.040
  • MY DAD, WE WERE HALF CATHOLIC, HALF BAPTIST
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:59.120
  • FAMILY SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MADE US.
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:01.060
  • DAD WAS A NON-PRACTICING CATHOLIC, AND I WAS ON
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:04.170
  • FIRE FOR JESUS, AND WE DIDN'T HAVE COMMON GROUND
  • 00:14:04.190 --> 00:14:08.240
  • AROUND THAT, AND LO AND BEHOLD WHEN I'M A
  • 00:14:08.260 --> 00:14:11.090
  • FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE GOD CALLS ME TO PREACH.
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:13.030
  • I MEAN A RADICAL TRANSFORMATIONAL CALL.
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:14.280
  • WOKE ME NEWSPAPER THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:16.200
  • CLEAR AS A BELL, YOU'RE NOT GOING THAT WAY,
  • 00:14:16.220 --> 00:14:18.150
  • YOU'RE GOING THIS WAY.
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:20.080
  • SO TWO WEEKS LATER I'M GOING TO GO DOWN AND TELL
  • 00:14:20.100 --> 00:14:22.030
  • THE CHURCH ON SUNDAY NIGHT.
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.140
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THESE DAYS WHEN YOU WOULD GO
  • 00:14:23.160 --> 00:14:24.290
  • DOWN SUNDAY NIGHT?
  • 00:14:25.010 --> 00:14:26.120
  • CHARLES STANLEY IS MY PASTOR.
  • 00:14:26.140 --> 00:14:27.240
  • I'M GOING TO SHAKE HIS HAND AND I'M GOING SO
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:29.120
  • SURRENDER TO THE MINISTRY, AND I KNEW I
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:31.230
  • NEEDED MY DAD TO COME BUT MY DAD DIDN'T GO TO
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.190
  • CHURCH, SO MONDAY I SHOULD HAVE TOLD MY DAD,
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:36.060
  • TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY,
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:37.290
  • SATURDAY SHOULD HAVE TOLD MY DAD.
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:39.150
  • SHOULD HAVE TOLD HIM SUNDAY MORNING, BUT I
  • 00:14:39.170 --> 00:14:40.210
  • DIDN'T.
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:41.290
  • I DIDN'T EVEN TELL HIM UNTIL 3 O'CLOCK
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:43.110
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:44.280
  • NOW, THIS IS PUTTING MY DAD IN A VERY DIFFICULT
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:46.150
  • SPOT, BUT I FINALLY GOT UP THE NERVE.
  • 00:14:46.170 --> 00:14:48.000
  • I WALK INTO THE KITCHEN OF OUR LITTLE MODEST
  • 00:14:48.020 --> 00:14:49.090
  • APARTMENT IN SMYRNA, GEORGIA, AND MY DAD WAS
  • 00:14:49.110 --> 00:14:52.080
  • EATING LEFTOVERS OUT OF A POT ON THE STOVE AS MY
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:53.220
  • DAD WOULD AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON ON A SUNDAY
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:55.280
  • AFTERNOON, AND I SAID DAD, AND I DON'T EVEN
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:15:00.180
  • KNOW HOW I GOT THE WORDS OUT.
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:02.070
  • I JUST SAID DAD, I FEEL LIKE GOD HAS CALLED ME TO
  • 00:15:02.090 --> 00:15:03.220
  • BE A PREACHER.
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:05.130
  • AND MY DAD LOOKED AT ME, AND YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES
  • 00:15:05.150 --> 00:15:06.280
  • WITH YOUR DAD YOU DON'T NEED A SENTENCE.
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:09.120
  • IT'S JUST A LOOK.
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:11.180
  • AND IT ALL WAS LIKE, ALL THE WHEELS WERE GRINDING,
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:15.250
  • OKAY.
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:17.120
  • SO I'M GOING TO BE WITH MY POKER BUDDIES NEXT
  • 00:15:17.140 --> 00:15:19.080
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE ASKING ME
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:21.010
  • NOW, WHAT'S YOUR KID GOING TO DO AGAIN?
  • 00:15:21.030 --> 00:15:23.260
  • AND I AM GOING TO SAY, MY DAD, I'M GOING TO SAY
  • 00:15:23.280 --> 00:15:26.020
  • HE'S GOING TO BE A BAPTIST PREACHER.
  • 00:15:26.040 --> 00:15:28.020
  • DEAL ME IN.
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:31.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.150
  • I MEAN, IT'S JUST PUTTING MY DAD IN A REALLY
  • 00:15:33.170 --> 00:15:35.040
  • AWKWARD SPOT, AND IT'S 3 O'CLOCK, AND THE SERVICE
  • 00:15:35.060 --> 00:15:37.060
  • IS AT WHATEVER, 7.
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:39.290
  • AND I SAID DAD, I'D REALLY LIKE IT IF YOU
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:41.050
  • CAME TONIGHT.
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:42.270
  • AND THAT NIGHT I DID GO DOWN THE AISLE AND I DID
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.210
  • SHAKE DOCTOR STANLEY'S HAND AND I DID SURRENDER
  • 00:15:44.230 --> 00:15:46.100
  • TO MINISTRY, AND MY DAD WASN'T THERE.
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:48.190
  • AND WE DIDN'T HAVE A COMMUNICATE AROUND IT.
  • 00:15:48.210 --> 00:15:51.160
  • WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT THAT NIGHT OR THE NEXT
  • 00:15:51.180 --> 00:15:53.090
  • NIGHT OR THE NEXT WEEK OR THE NEXT MONTH OR SIX
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:54.160
  • MONTHS AFTER THAT.
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.170
  • AND I SET OUT ON THIS COURSE TO DO THIS THING I
  • 00:15:56.190 --> 00:15:58.240
  • KNEW GOD HAD CALLED ME TO DO, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:15:58.260 --> 00:16:02.130
  • THAT AFFIRMATION, THAT BELIEF FROM MY DAD SAYING
  • 00:16:02.150 --> 00:16:06.060
  • YOU CAN DO IT.
  • 00:16:06.080 --> 00:16:09.040
  • - WOW.
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:11.150
  • - SO I HAD TO PROCESS THAT, AND I THINK ALL OF
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:13.200
  • US HAVE SOME PROCESSING TO DO LIKE THAT IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:17.040
  • - THE SUBJECT GOES ON.
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:20.140
  • IMPACTS YOU.
  • 00:16:20.160 --> 00:16:22.290
  • THE BOOK COMES OUT 30 YEARS LATER.
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:27.270
  • WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PROCESS OF THIS?
  • 00:16:27.290 --> 00:16:33.040
  • AND HOW DID IT APPLY TO YOU?
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:34.260
  • - WELL, ONE THING THAT WAS A GIFT FROM GOD, MY
  • 00:16:34.280 --> 00:16:36.280
  • DAD TRAGICALLY AT 58 YEARS OF AGE, SO MANY
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:39.180
  • YEARS AFTER THE STOVE INCIDENT, MY DAD
  • 00:16:39.200 --> 00:16:43.080
  • CONTRACTED A BRAIN VIRUS AND BECOME DISABLED
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:45.170
  • OVERNIGHT, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY WENT FROM JUST
  • 00:16:45.190 --> 00:16:48.190
  • BEING A GENIUS.
  • 00:16:48.210 --> 00:16:50.110
  • MY DAD CREATED THE CHICK-FIL-A LOGO.
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:51.220
  • DID OTHER AMAZING THINGS IN LIFE.
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:53.290
  • - OKAY, WAIT.
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:55.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:57.100
  • - I LOVE THIS STORY.
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:16:59.170
  • - HELLO.
  • 00:16:59.190 --> 00:17:01.140
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:17:01.160 --> 00:17:02.220
  • YOU DON'T JUST PASS OVER THAT.
  • 00:17:02.240 --> 00:17:03.220
  • SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:04.290
  • - MY DAD WAS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, AND FREELANCED
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:06.200
  • IN ATLANTA, AND IN 1964 MY DAD CREATED --
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:08.070
  • - GO TO A WIDE SHOT.
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:09.160
  • COME ON IN.
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:10.270
  • JUST STAY THERE.
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:12.050
  • IT'S ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:17:12.070 --> 00:17:13.230
  • - OH!
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:14.270
  • YES, SIR.
  • 00:17:14.290 --> 00:17:16.040
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:17:16.060 --> 00:17:17.220
  • - DINNER.
  • 00:17:17.240 --> 00:17:19.020
  • - THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.040
  • - THAT'S JUST FOR YOU.
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.080
  • - COME ON, PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:21.100 --> 00:17:22.130
  • IT'S GETTING BETTER IN HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:23.200
  • IN 1964, CHICK-FIL-A HAS HAD A LOGO FOR TWO
  • 00:17:23.220 --> 00:17:26.100
  • YEARS BUT IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME.
  • 00:17:26.120 --> 00:17:28.080
  • MY DAD DRAWS THIS GUY OUT IN 1964.
  • 00:17:28.100 --> 00:17:32.230
  • ORIGINALLY IT WAS BLACK AND THINNER WITH LITTLE
  • 00:17:32.250 --> 00:17:35.050
  • RED THINGS ON THE TOP.
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:37.030
  • MY SISTER WATCHED HIM DO IT WHEN SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:17:37.050 --> 00:17:40.030
  • AND SHE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT IT.
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:41.190
  • CAN WE EAT SOME OF THESE?
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:43.260
  • - THAT IS FOR YOU.
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:45.030
  • IT'S JUST A PROP.
  • 00:17:45.050 --> 00:17:47.020
  • THEY PAID US A LOT OF MONEY TO BRING THIS TO YOU.
  • 00:17:47.040 --> 00:17:49.140
  • I'M KIDDING.
  • 00:17:49.160 --> 00:17:51.030
  • WE PAID.
  • 00:17:51.050 --> 00:17:53.190
  • - BUT MY SISTER TOLD ME ALL THESE YEARS, SHE SAID
  • 00:17:53.210 --> 00:17:55.140
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN MY DAD PASSED AWAY WHICH I WAS
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:57.100
  • ABOUT TO SAY SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, DADDY DID THE
  • 00:17:57.120 --> 00:17:59.120
  • CHICK-FIL-A LOGO.
  • 00:17:59.140 --> 00:18:01.010
  • AND WHEN MY DAD DIED WE FOUND A LOT OF SKETCHES
  • 00:18:01.030 --> 00:18:02.140
  • AND EARLY THINGS OF THINGS HE'D DONE ALL OVER
  • 00:18:02.160 --> 00:18:04.140
  • THE CITY OF ATLANTA, BUT NEVER DID WE FIND THE
  • 00:18:04.160 --> 00:18:06.130
  • CHICK-FIL-A SKETCHES.
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:08.190
  • AND I JUST SET OH GINA, THAT'S AWESOME THAT YOU
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:10.180
  • THINK DAD DID THE CHICK FIL A LOGO, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:12.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:13.160
  • I'M GONNA LET YOU HAVE THAT.
  • 00:18:13.180 --> 00:18:14.280
  • IT'S AMAZING, AND TEN YEARS LATER THE HEAD OF
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:17.120
  • CHICK-FIL-A CALLS ME OUT OF THE BLUE.
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:19.170
  • I KNOW HIM WELL NOW BUT I DIDN'T KNOW HIM AT THE
  • 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:21.210
  • TIME, AND HE SAID I'M ABOUT TO FAX YOU
  • 00:18:21.230 --> 00:18:23.110
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE, AND IT WAS THE
  • 00:18:23.130 --> 00:18:26.020
  • ORIGINAL INVOICE FROM 1964 WHEN FOR $75 MY DAD
  • 00:18:26.040 --> 00:18:31.050
  • CREATED THE CHICK FIL A LOGO THAT IS STILL
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:33.200
  • IN EXISTENCE.
  • 00:18:33.220 --> 00:18:35.200
  • BEEN THICKENED UP, TURNED RED, SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS
  • 00:18:35.220 --> 00:18:38.200
  • A FEW TIMES, BUT IT'S STILL THERE.
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:40.080
  • BUT THIS BRILLIANT ARTIST OVERNIGHT BECOMES
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:43.210
  • DISABLED MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:46.000
  • NEVER GOES BACK TO WORK, NEVER PLAYS GOLF, NEVER
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:47.180
  • DOES ART AGAIN.
  • 00:18:47.200 --> 00:18:49.140
  • AND IN THE PROCESS OF THAT, I'M LIVING IN
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:52.270
  • ANOTHER STATE, AND CHARLES STANLEY CALLS ME
  • 00:18:52.290 --> 00:18:55.090
  • AND HE SAYS, I'D LIKE YOU TO COME AND PREACH FOR ME
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:59.040
  • AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND I'M
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:01.160
  • LIKE OH, WOW.
  • 00:19:01.180 --> 00:19:03.070
  • NOW, I CAN'T EXPLAIN -I'M DOING YOUTH RETREATS AND
  • 00:19:03.090 --> 00:19:06.210
  • LOCK INS AND THAT'S ABOUT WHERE I AM IN MY MINISTRY
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:11.010
  • TRACK, AND I'M GOING TO GO BACK AND PREACH TO
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:13.120
  • 3 .000 PEOPLE ON FATHER'S DAY SUNDAY NO LESS AT
  • 00:19:13.140 --> 00:19:15.160
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ATLANTA.
  • 00:19:15.180 --> 00:19:18.000
  • AND I'M PREACHING THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:19.290
  • - WOW.
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.060
  • - I'M PREACHING THAT GOD IS A PERFECT FATHER.
  • 00:19:21.080 --> 00:19:23.010
  • WELL, MY MOM HAS BEEN OUT OF CHURCH FOR FOUR YEARS
  • 00:19:23.030 --> 00:19:25.030
  • CARING FOR MY DAD.
  • 00:19:25.050 --> 00:19:26.150
  • SHE JUST DROPS OUT OF LIFE FOR A FEW YEARS
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:28.070
  • BECAUSE SHE'S THE SOUL CAREGIVER FOR MY DAD 24
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.240
  • HOURS A DAY.
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:31.290
  • MY DAD HADN'T BEEN CHURCH FOR YEARS BEFORE HE GOT
  • 00:19:32.010 --> 00:19:33.220
  • SICK, BUT ON THAT SUNDAY MY MOM CAME, AND MY DAD
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:35.110
  • CAME, AND SITTING RIGHT OVER THERE UNDER THE
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:39.130
  • BALCONY [APPLAUSE] AT THE END OF THE PEW IS MY
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:43.290
  • MOM, AND THERE'S MY DAD IN HIS WHEELCHAIR IN
  • 00:19:44.010 --> 00:19:46.070
  • THE AISLE.
  • 00:19:46.090 --> 00:19:47.200
  • AND HE LOOKED FANTASTIC.
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:49.040
  • MY MOM HAS GOT HIM LOOKING GREAT.
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:50.140
  • MY DAD HAS NEVER HEARD ME SPEAK, HAS NEVER HEARD ME
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:53.030
  • PREACH, HAS NEVER HEARD ME OPEN THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:19:53.050 --> 00:19:56.000
  • THIS IS BEFORE THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE SO HE
  • 00:19:56.020 --> 00:19:57.140
  • COULDN'T HEAR.
  • 00:19:57.160 --> 00:19:58.200
  • I LIVED IN TEXAS.
  • 00:19:58.220 --> 00:19:59.260
  • HE LIVED IN ATLANTA, AND WE'VE NEVER FINISHED
  • 00:19:59.280 --> 00:20:02.100
  • CONVERSATION AT THE STOVE.
  • 00:20:02.120 --> 00:20:03.170
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:04.290
  • - SO I STAND UP TO SPEAK.
  • 00:20:05.010 --> 00:20:06.220
  • I'M SHAKING IN MY SHOES BECAUSE I'M PREACHING FOR
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:08.160
  • CHARLES STANLEY, AND I'M BEHIND THAT PULPIT THAT I
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:11.020
  • HEARD HIM PREACH FROM ALL THOSE YEARS, AND I'M IN
  • 00:20:11.040 --> 00:20:14.050
  • THE VERY ROOM WHERE I CAME DOWN THAT NIGHT AND
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:16.100
  • SURRENDERED TO THE CALL TO PREACH.
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:18.140
  • AND I DON'T EVEN LOOK OVER AT MY MOM AND DAD.
  • 00:20:18.160 --> 00:20:20.080
  • I DON'T EVEN EVER LOOK OVER THAT WAY.
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:21.240
  • I PREACHED THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:21.260 --> 00:20:23.130
  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOOD OR BAD.
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:24.180
  • I GET THROUGH IT.
  • 00:20:24.200 --> 00:20:25.230
  • I COME DOWN THE STEPS.
  • 00:20:25.250 --> 00:20:27.060
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY YOU DID A GOOD JOB.
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:28.080
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:20:28.100 --> 00:20:29.130
  • THANK YOU FOR COMING.
  • 00:20:29.150 --> 00:20:30.240
  • FINALLY ALL THOSE PEOPLE DISSIPATE AND I LOOK UP
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.090
  • AND THERE'S AN ARMY AROUND MY MOM BECAUSE
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:34.010
  • SHE'S A SAINT AT THIS HOUSE.
  • 00:20:34.030 --> 00:20:35.160
  • AND SHE HASN'T BEEN IN CHURCH FOR FIVE YEARS PROBABLY.
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:38.130
  • AND SO FINALLY ALL THE PEOPLE TRICKLE AWAY, AND
  • 00:20:38.150 --> 00:20:41.020
  • I WALK UP AND THERE'S MY DAD, AND I REACH OUT MY
  • 00:20:41.040 --> 00:20:43.000
  • HAND, AND MY THROAT JUST GOES RIGHT INTO MY MOUTH,
  • 00:20:43.020 --> 00:20:47.170
  • AND I JUST BREAK, AND I JUST SAY DAD, THANKS SO
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:50.050
  • MUCH FOR COMING.
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:51.150
  • AND I REACH DOWN AND GRAB HIS HAND, AND MY DAD HAD
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:54.070
  • THIS GLEAM IN HIS EYE AND THIS SMILE, AND WHEN HE'D
  • 00:20:54.090 --> 00:20:56.150
  • SMILE IT JUST WOULD CHANGE EVERYTHING, AND HE
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:58.270
  • JUST LOOKED UP AT ME WITH THAT SMILE, AND HE GOES
  • 00:20:58.290 --> 00:21:00.260
  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME, ACE?
  • 00:21:00.280 --> 00:21:02.290
  • HE SAID, THAT WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER
  • 00:21:03.010 --> 00:21:05.020
  • HEARD IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:21:05.040 --> 00:21:07.240
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:21:07.260 --> 00:21:10.060
  • - AND I JUST WAS LIKE [CLEARS THROAT] AND FROM
  • 00:21:10.080 --> 00:21:14.190
  • THAT MOMENT I KNEW I HAD MY FATHER'S BLESSING.
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:18.040
  • AND WE NEVER HAD THE COMMONALITY OF OUR WALK
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:22.030
  • WITH JESUS, BUT I KNEW HE WAS PROUD OF ME, AND I
  • 00:21:22.050 --> 00:21:24.230
  • KNOW HE'S PROUD OF ME RIGHT NOW, AND WHEN I DO
  • 00:21:24.250 --> 00:21:27.040
  • WALK OFF THE STAGE I KNOW IF MY DAD WAS SITTING
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:29.170
  • THERE RIGHT NOW HE'D G-MAN, THAT
  • 00:21:29.190 --> 00:21:31.000
  • WAS FANTASTIC.
  • 00:21:31.020 --> 00:21:32.040
  • THAT WAS AMAZING.
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:34.010
  • SO IN MY LIFE I'VE SEEN THE WAY GOD CAN COME
  • 00:21:34.030 --> 00:21:36.150
  • AROUND AND CHANGE STORIES.
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:38.130
  • I'VE SEEN THE WAY THAT GOD CAN TURN THE TIDE.
  • 00:21:38.150 --> 00:21:41.010
  • THAT THERE'S NOT A PERIOD AT THE END OF
  • 00:21:41.030 --> 00:21:43.100
  • ANYBODY'S SENTENCE.
  • 00:21:43.120 --> 00:21:44.270
  • NO ONE WATCHING US HAS A PERIOD AT THE END OF
  • 00:21:44.290 --> 00:21:46.190
  • YOUR SENTENCE.
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:47.280
  • NOT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DAD, EVEN IF
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:49.170
  • YOUR DAD IS GONE, GOD CAN STILL STEP INTO THE GAP.
  • 00:21:49.190 --> 00:21:53.000
  • AND SO THE PENCIL IS STILL IN THE HAND OF GOD,
  • 00:21:53.020 --> 00:21:56.240
  • AND HE'S STILL WRITING OUR STORIES, AND HE'S
  • 00:21:56.260 --> 00:21:58.090
  • STILL CHANGING OUR LIVES.
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:22:00.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:22:00.190 --> 00:22:01.290
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:03.100
  • FATHER'S DAY IS A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY.
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:05.000
  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS, IT'S JUST AHEAD OF US.
  • 00:22:05.020 --> 00:22:07.220
  • NOT FORSAKEN IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:09.260
  • TONIGHT.
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:11.040
  • THE 800 NUMBER IS ON THE SCREEN.
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:12.180
  • WE WANT YOU TO GET THIS.
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:13.260
  • GET IT FOR SOMEBODY.
  • 00:22:13.280 --> 00:22:15.080
  • THIS INFORMATION IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ALL NIGHT,
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:17.120
  • NOT FORSAKEN.
  • 00:22:17.140 --> 00:22:19.110
  • WE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE ROLL IN.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:21.130
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:22:21.150 --> 00:22:22.200
  • IT WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE BOOK.
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:23.250
  • - CHEERS.
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:25.050
  • HI, I'M LOUIE GIGLIO AND I'M SITTING HERE WITH MY
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:26.150
  • SISTER GINA.
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:28.160
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR DAD WHOSE NAME ALSO WAS
  • 00:22:28.180 --> 00:22:30.130
  • LOUIE GIGLIO AND HOW IN 194 HE CREATED THE
  • 00:22:30.150 --> 00:22:32.260
  • CHICK-FIL-A LOGO.
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:35.080
  • - I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT.
  • 00:22:35.100 --> 00:22:36.050
  • I WAS 7.
  • 00:22:36.070 --> 00:22:37.130
  • IT WAS ON THE DRAWING BOARD IN HIS OFFICE, I
  • 00:22:37.150 --> 00:22:40.200
  • SAID, THAT'S REALLY CUTE.
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:42.100
  • HE SAID, WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:43.210
  • I SAID, I THINK IT'S A ROOSTER.
  • 00:22:43.230 --> 00:22:45.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:47.050
  • OR A CHICKEN.
  • 00:22:47.070 --> 00:22:48.290
  • HE SMILED.
  • 00:22:49.010 --> 00:22:50.080
  • HE SAID, IT'S A CHICKEN.
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:51.180
  • - I LOVE IT, AND I LOVE HOW EVERY TIME I SEE THAT
  • 00:22:51.200 --> 00:22:53.040
  • LOGO ANYWHERE, IT REMINDS ME THAT OUR EARTHLY
  • 00:22:53.060 --> 00:22:55.050
  • FATHERS LEAVE OUR MARK ON OUR LIVES WHETHER GOOD
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:57.080
  • OR BAD.
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.260
  • THAT'S WHY I WROTE THE BOOK NOT FORSAKEN SO THAT
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:00.220
  • YOU AND I CAN KNOW GOD'S NOT JUST A BIGGER VERSION
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:04.050
  • OF OUR EARTHLY FATHER.
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:05.260
  • HE'S THE PERFECT VERSION OF OUR EARTHLY FATHER.
  • 00:23:05.280 --> 00:23:08.270
  • EVERYTHING WE ALWAYS WANTED AND MORE.
  • 00:23:08.290 --> 00:23:11.070
  • AND WHEN WE SEE THIS, WE LIVE FREE AS THE LOVED
  • 00:23:11.090 --> 00:23:13.130
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF A PERFECT FATHER.
  • 00:23:13.150 --> 00:23:16.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:19.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:23:19.190 --> 00:23:21.180
  • - WE'RE ON THIS SUBJECT ALL NIGHT TONIGHT WITH
  • 00:23:21.200 --> 00:23:24.280
  • LOUIE GIGLIO, NOT FORSAKEN.
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:27.110
  • OKAY.
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:28.210
  • EARLIER, YOU TALKED ABOUT GETTING A FATHER'S
  • 00:23:28.230 --> 00:23:31.230
  • BLESSING AS HAVING KIND OF A FOUNDATIONAL STONE.
  • 00:23:31.250 --> 00:23:35.240
  • I CERTAINLY FEEL THAT WAY IN A WHOLE BUNCH OF WAYS.
  • 00:23:35.260 --> 00:23:39.290
  • LAURIE AND I RECEIVED MY FATHER'S BLESSING, MY
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:44.250
  • MOTHER'S BLESSING, IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT WAYS
  • 00:23:44.270 --> 00:23:47.150
  • INCLUDING A HUGE EVENT THAT HAPPENED IN ISRAEL
  • 00:23:47.170 --> 00:23:51.140
  • WHERE HE PLACED HIS HANDS ON OUR SHOULDERS AND WITH
  • 00:23:51.160 --> 00:23:54.090
  • JOY AND LOVE, THE MANTLE THAT WAS PLACED ON YOUR
  • 00:23:54.110 --> 00:23:57.230
  • MOM AND I SO MANY YEARS AGO I NOW PLACE ON YOU.
  • 00:23:57.250 --> 00:24:00.020
  • ANYWAY, WRITTEN THINGS.
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:02.140
  • JUST IT WAS FANTASTIC.
  • 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:03.290
  • COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER.
  • 00:24:04.010 --> 00:24:05.080
  • I WAS PRESENT AT MY FATHER'S PASSING, AT MY
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:07.160
  • MOTHER'S PASSING.
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:09.070
  • OUR FAMILY WAS, LAURIE AND ME AND MY 2 BOYS WERE
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:13.030
  • WITH MY PARENTS BOTH WHEN THEY PASSED, AND SO LOOK,
  • 00:24:13.050 --> 00:24:17.170
  • IT'S NEVER GOOD WHEN YOUR PARENTS PASS, BUT IF YOU
  • 00:24:17.190 --> 00:24:23.040
  • COULD WRITE A SCRIPT ABOUT HOW IT COULD
  • 00:24:23.060 --> 00:24:26.020
  • HAPPEN, WE EXPERIENCED A PRETTY GOOD VERSION
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:28.190
  • OF THAT.
  • 00:24:28.210 --> 00:24:30.080
  • AND OFTEN TIMES WHEN PEOPLE SAY TBN IS 31
  • 00:24:30.100 --> 00:24:35.260
  • NETWORKS, 17 LANGUAGE NETWORKS, 24 HOURS A DAY,
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:40.010
  • WE HAVE OFFICES ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND YOU GUYS
  • 00:24:40.030 --> 00:24:43.180
  • MUST JUST BE PULLING YOUR HAIR OUT, AND OFTEN TIMES
  • 00:24:43.200 --> 00:24:47.010
  • I JUST SAY NO, NO BECAUSE MY PARENTS DID SUCH A
  • 00:24:47.030 --> 00:24:51.120
  • GREAT JOB PREPARING US.
  • 00:24:51.140 --> 00:24:53.100
  • WE KNEW WHAT POSITION WE'D BE FILLING LONG
  • 00:24:53.120 --> 00:24:55.240
  • BEFORE THEY WERE GONE.
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:24:58.210
  • AND THEY DID LOTS OF PREPARATION, AND WE IN
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:02.150
  • ONE SENSE FEEL VERY HAND IN GLOVE FIT FOR WHAT GOD
  • 00:25:02.170 --> 00:25:08.240
  • HAS US DOING.
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:10.270
  • AND IT'S NOT A STRAIN, AND WE DON'T FREAK OUT.
  • 00:25:10.290 --> 00:25:13.260
  • - WELL, SOMETIMES.
  • 00:25:13.280 --> 00:25:15.250
  • [LAUGHTER] - WE LOVE SITTING HERE TALKING
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:20.070
  • SUBJECTS THAT IMPACT.
  • 00:25:20.090 --> 00:25:22.100
  • SO AS I SIT HERE I THINK OF THE BLESSING AND THE
  • 00:25:22.120 --> 00:25:28.070
  • FOUNDATIONAL STONE THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT, BUT I
  • 00:25:28.090 --> 00:25:31.220
  • CAN ALSO THINK OF MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE A
  • 00:25:31.240 --> 00:25:35.060
  • MISSING STONE, AND I CAN THINK OF A FEW THAT WOULD
  • 00:25:35.080 --> 00:25:40.050
  • SWEAR TO YOU AND I IF THEY WERE SITTING HERE IN
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:43.240
  • THIS INTERVIEW THERE ISN'T A GAP, I DON'T HAVE
  • 00:25:43.260 --> 00:25:46.180
  • THAT STONE, I DIDN'T GET THAT BLESSING, BUT I
  • 00:25:46.200 --> 00:25:48.270
  • DON'T NEED IT.
  • 00:25:48.290 --> 00:25:50.290
  • DON'T WANT IT.
  • 00:25:51.010 --> 00:25:52.240
  • AND I KNOW THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO TALK
  • 00:25:52.260 --> 00:25:54.070
  • ABOUT, OKAY.
  • 00:25:54.090 --> 00:25:55.210
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:25:55.230 --> 00:25:57.110
  • YOU KNOW, IF SOMEONE SAYS THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:26:00.030
  • THEM AT THEIR WORD, BUT LIFE EXPERIENCE DOESN'T
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:02.000
  • BEAR THAT OUT.
  • 00:26:02.020 --> 00:26:03.240
  • AND I THINK THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT US COMING THROUGH
  • 00:26:03.260 --> 00:26:06.150
  • OUR 20'S AND 30'S WE MAY BE DEFINED, BUT YOU KNOW
  • 00:26:06.170 --> 00:26:08.160
  • WHEN MY DAD WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, SECOND BRAIN
  • 00:26:08.180 --> 00:26:10.200
  • SURGERY, MY DAD SAID TO ME, SO THIS IS AFTER THE
  • 00:26:10.220 --> 00:26:14.250
  • WHOLE PREACHING AT FIRST BAPTIST THING, A FEW
  • 00:26:14.270 --> 00:26:17.100
  • YEARS LATER, AND MY DAD IS MAYBE 62 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:26:17.120 --> 00:26:20.110
  • AND I'M TRYING TO SHARE JESUS WITH HIM.
  • 00:26:20.130 --> 00:26:23.040
  • WE'RE SITTING IN PIEDMONT HOSPITAL AND I'M AT THE
  • 00:26:23.060 --> 00:26:26.060
  • END OF HIS BED TELLING HIM GOD LOVES HIM AND
  • 00:26:26.080 --> 00:26:28.240
  • CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIM, TELLING HIM HE CAN
  • 00:26:28.260 --> 00:26:31.070
  • HAVE A TURNAROUND EVEN AT 62, AND MY DAD LOOKED AT
  • 00:26:31.090 --> 00:26:34.190
  • ME, AND HE SAID SOMETHING HE'D NEVER SAID TO ME IN
  • 00:26:34.210 --> 00:26:38.040
  • HIS LIFE.
  • 00:26:38.060 --> 00:26:39.270
  • HE SAID ACE, NO ONE EVER LOVED ME AND NO ONE EVER
  • 00:26:39.290 --> 00:26:45.120
  • WANTED ME, AND I DON'T BELIEVE GOD LOVES ME AND
  • 00:26:45.140 --> 00:26:48.290
  • I DON'T BELIEVE GOD WANTS ME EITHER.
  • 00:26:49.010 --> 00:26:50.110
  • - WOW.
  • 00:26:50.130 --> 00:26:52.200
  • - AND YOU KNOW I IMMEDIATELY SAW MY DAD AS
  • 00:26:52.220 --> 00:26:57.080
  • A SON FOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:26:57.100 --> 00:26:59.050
  • UP UNTIL THAT POINT IN MY LIFE, I WAS 30 SOMETHING
  • 00:26:59.070 --> 00:27:01.020
  • YEARS OLD, HE'D ALWAYS BEEN MY FATHER.
  • 00:27:01.040 --> 00:27:03.000
  • BUT IN AN INSTANT I SAW HIM AS SOMEONE'S SON.
  • 00:27:03.020 --> 00:27:06.120
  • I NEVER KNEW MY GRANDFATHER AND HE NEVER
  • 00:27:06.140 --> 00:27:08.130
  • LIVED WITH HIS MOTHER OR FATHER.
  • 00:27:08.150 --> 00:27:10.060
  • HE WAS A SINGLE CHILD PASSED AROUND FROM
  • 00:27:10.080 --> 00:27:11.260
  • GRANDMOTHER TO AUNT, UNSTABLE CHILDHOOD, NEVER
  • 00:27:11.280 --> 00:27:13.260
  • FELT LOVED.
  • 00:27:13.280 --> 00:27:16.000
  • NEVER FELT WANTED.
  • 00:27:16.020 --> 00:27:17.120
  • NEVER FELT VALUED, AND NEVER GOT THE BLESSING.
  • 00:27:17.140 --> 00:27:19.140
  • AND HERE HE IS AT 62, HE CREATED THE CHICK FIL A
  • 00:27:19.160 --> 00:27:22.120
  • LOGO FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
  • 00:27:22.140 --> 00:27:24.010
  • HE'S CREATED MARKS ALL OVER THE CITY OF ATLANTA.
  • 00:27:24.030 --> 00:27:26.150
  • HE'S BRILLIANT, ACCOMPLISHED BUT IN HIS
  • 00:27:26.170 --> 00:27:29.290
  • HEART HE STILL FEELS THE GAP, AND EVEN THOUGH HE'D
  • 00:27:30.010 --> 00:27:34.090
  • NEVER SPOKEN IT FOR 6 TWO YEARS IT WAS THERE.
  • 00:27:34.110 --> 00:27:37.120
  • AND IT WAS UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE.
  • 00:27:37.140 --> 00:27:40.020
  • SO I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:27:40.040 --> 00:27:42.290
  • WATCHING US, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU THIS ISN'T
  • 00:27:43.010 --> 00:27:45.020
  • EASY STUFF.
  • 00:27:45.040 --> 00:27:46.200
  • I STOPPED EVERY TIME I WROTE ON THIS BOOK OVER
  • 00:27:46.220 --> 00:27:49.150
  • THE COURSE OF A YEAR AND PRAYED FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:49.170 --> 00:27:51.160
  • EVERY TIME I WROTE, I STOPPED AND PRAYED FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:51.180 --> 00:27:54.090
  • BEFORE I WROTE, I PRAYED FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:54.110 --> 00:27:55.240
  • AFTER I FINISHED, I PRAYED FOR YOU BECAUSE
  • 00:27:55.260 --> 00:27:58.090
  • THIS IS TOUGH STUFF.
  • 00:27:58.110 --> 00:28:00.070
  • IT'S NOT EASY.
  • 00:28:00.090 --> 00:28:01.290
  • AND YOU HAVE TO FACE IT THOUGH.
  • 00:28:02.010 --> 00:28:03.180
  • YOU HAVE TO DEAL IF YOU WANT TO HEAL.
  • 00:28:03.200 --> 00:28:05.280
  • MY DAD CAME HOME FROM EUROPE WHEN I WAS ABOUT TEN.
  • 00:28:06.000 --> 00:28:09.070
  • HE'D WORKED IN EUROPE FOR SIX MONTHS, AND THIS WAS,
  • 00:28:09.090 --> 00:28:11.080
  • AGAIN, NO TEXTS, NO PHONE CALL.
  • 00:28:11.110 --> 00:28:14.000
  • THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAY.
  • 00:28:14.020 --> 00:28:16.020
  • HE COME, HE OPEN HIS SUITCASE, AND HE'S GOT
  • 00:28:16.040 --> 00:28:17.170
  • GIFTS FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:28:17.190 --> 00:28:18.240
  • I GOT A SWISS ARMY KNIFE.
  • 00:28:18.260 --> 00:28:20.080
  • I MEAN, THE ONE THAT HAS 15 THING ON IT, A
  • 00:28:20.100 --> 00:28:21.200
  • CORKSCREW, LIKE A TEN YEAR-OLD NEED A CORKSCREW.
  • 00:28:21.220 --> 00:28:24.030
  • IT HAD SOME TWEEZERS YOU COULD PULL OUT, A TOOTH
  • 00:28:24.050 --> 00:28:26.090
  • PICK, A PAIR OF SCISSORS ON IT.
  • 00:28:26.110 --> 00:28:28.270
  • I MEAN, THIS THING WAS AMAZING, IT HAD TWO KNIFE
  • 00:28:28.290 --> 00:28:31.060
  • BLADES, AND ONE OF THEM WAS ABOUT THAT BIG.
  • 00:28:31.080 --> 00:28:32.250
  • MY MOM, SHE FREAKED.
  • 00:28:32.270 --> 00:28:34.260
  • SHE'S LIKE, WHY THANK YOU BRING HIM A KNIFE?
  • 00:28:34.280 --> 00:28:36.190
  • AND HE SAID, I'M GOING TO SHOW HIM HOW TO USE IT.
  • 00:28:36.210 --> 00:28:38.110
  • HE SAYS, LET ME SHOW YOU, SON.
  • 00:28:38.130 --> 00:28:40.070
  • WHEN YOU USE THE KNIFE, ALWAYS AWAY FROM YOUR
  • 00:28:40.090 --> 00:28:41.250
  • BODY. ALWAYS AWAY.
  • 00:28:41.270 --> 00:28:43.170
  • AND HE HAND IT TO ME, SHOW ME.
  • 00:28:43.190 --> 00:28:45.210
  • I SAID, DAD, I GOT IT. ALWAYS AWAY, ALWAYS AWAY.
  • 00:28:45.230 --> 00:28:47.100
  • TWO WEEKS LATER, MY PARENTS HAVE FRIEND OVER
  • 00:28:47.120 --> 00:28:49.110
  • PLAYING CARD IN THE DEN.
  • 00:28:49.130 --> 00:28:51.010
  • I DECIDE IT'S MY NIGHT TO BEGIN MY WHITTLING
  • 00:28:51.030 --> 00:28:52.200
  • CAREER, MY CARVING CAREER.
  • 00:28:52.220 --> 00:28:55.010
  • SO I TAKE A FOUR BY FOUR BLOCK OF WOOD THAT IS
  • 00:28:55.030 --> 00:28:57.110
  • LEFT OVER FROM MY DAD BUILDING A STEREO CABINET.
  • 00:28:57.130 --> 00:29:00.060
  • I GO IN MY PARENTS' BATHROOM AND LOCK THE
  • 00:29:00.080 --> 00:29:03.080
  • DOOR, SIT DOWN ON THE TOILET DRESSED.
  • 00:29:03.100 --> 00:29:06.180
  • - THIS ISN'T GOING TO END WELL.
  • 00:29:06.200 --> 00:29:08.050
  • - I DON'T WANT TO FREAK ANYBODY OUT.
  • 00:29:08.070 --> 00:29:09.290
  • AND I SIT THERE WITH THE BLOCK OF WOOD.
  • 00:29:10.010 --> 00:29:11.150
  • I'M TEN YEARS OLD ABOUT THIS BIG, AND I START WHITTLING.
  • 00:29:11.170 --> 00:29:13.070
  • WELL, THIS IS PRESSURE-TREATED LUMBER.
  • 00:29:13.090 --> 00:29:15.100
  • THERE'S NOTHING HAPPENING, AND I'M LIKE,
  • 00:29:15.120 --> 00:29:17.000
  • THIS IS NOT WORKING.
  • 00:29:17.020 --> 00:29:18.090
  • I WANT TO CARVE SOMETHING.
  • 00:29:18.110 --> 00:29:19.260
  • AND AT SOME POINT, I TURN THAT KNIFE AND DIG IN AS
  • 00:29:19.280 --> 00:29:21.250
  • HARD AS I CAN, AND THE KNIFE SLIPS, AND IT GOES
  • 00:29:21.270 --> 00:29:26.120
  • RIGHT THROUGH THAT WEBBING RIGHT THERE
  • 00:29:26.140 --> 00:29:28.270
  • BETWEEN MY THUMB AND MY IN TEXT FINGER.
  • 00:29:28.290 --> 00:29:30.180
  • THE SCAR NOW HAS MOVED OVER HERE BECAUSE I'M OLD.
  • 00:29:30.200 --> 00:29:33.020
  • BUT IT USED TO BE RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:29:33.040 --> 00:29:35.010
  • I GRAB THE TOILET PAPER, PUT IT OVER IT,
  • 00:29:35.030 --> 00:29:37.010
  • AND I DID WHAT WE ALL DO.
  • 00:29:37.030 --> 00:29:38.290
  • HAVE YOU EVER DONE THIS WHEN YOU CUT YOURSELF?
  • 00:29:39.010 --> 00:29:40.240
  • I HOLD MY BREATH FOR A MOMENT, AND THEN I LOOKED
  • 00:29:40.260 --> 00:29:43.010
  • AT IT TO SEE IF IT WAS STILL THERE, AND IT WAS
  • 00:29:43.030 --> 00:29:44.240
  • IN FACT STILL THERE.
  • 00:29:44.260 --> 00:29:46.160
  • COVERED IT BACK UP, AND SO I KNOW I'VE GOT TO GO
  • 00:29:46.180 --> 00:29:48.220
  • INTERRUPT THE DEAL.
  • 00:29:48.240 --> 00:29:50.130
  • IS I GO INTO THE DEN, AND I GO UP BEHIND MY MOM,
  • 00:29:50.150 --> 00:29:52.180
  • AND MY MOM WAS A SAINT.
  • 00:29:52.200 --> 00:29:54.240
  • SHE WAS THE GREATEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:29:54.260 --> 00:29:56.120
  • SHE'S THE REASON WHY I'M SITTING HERE RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:29:56.140 --> 00:29:58.030
  • BUT SHE WAS NOT THE FIRST RESPONDER YOU WANTED WHEN
  • 00:29:58.050 --> 00:30:00.000
  • YOU HURT YOURSELF.
  • 00:30:00.020 --> 00:30:01.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:01.250 --> 00:30:03.180
  • MORE THAN ONCE MY MOM TOLD ME, ARE YOU
  • 00:30:03.200 --> 00:30:05.070
  • BLEEDING? STAY ON THE PORCH. SO I'M LIKE, OKAY.
  • 00:30:05.090 --> 00:30:07.220
  • DON'T COME IN THE HOUSE.
  • 00:30:07.240 --> 00:30:09.200
  • SO I SAID, MOM, MOM, I CUT MY HAND.
  • 00:30:09.220 --> 00:30:11.270
  • AND SHE SAID, WHY DID YOU DO THAT?
  • 00:30:11.290 --> 00:30:14.000
  • I SLIPPED WITH THE KNIFE.
  • 00:30:14.020 --> 00:30:16.200
  • SHE SAID, DON'T BLEED ON THE CARPET.
  • 00:30:16.220 --> 00:30:18.220
  • AND SO LONG STORY SHORT, THAT NIGHT, I'M THINKING
  • 00:30:18.240 --> 00:30:22.070
  • 99.999% OF FAMILIES WOULD HAVE GONE TO THE ER THAT
  • 00:30:22.090 --> 00:30:25.000
  • NIGHT, BUT WE WERE THE STATISTICAL
  • 00:30:25.020 --> 00:30:27.270
  • ANOMALY IN OUR HOUSEHOLD.
  • 00:30:27.290 --> 00:30:29.270
  • SO WE PUT A BIG BAND AID ON IT, AND WE WRAPPED IT
  • 00:30:29.290 --> 00:30:32.280
  • UP WITH GAUZE, PUT SOME BACTINE ON PROBABLY.
  • 00:30:33.000 --> 00:30:36.230
  • AND MY MOM SAID, LET SEE HOW IT'S TO GO IN THE MORNING.
  • 00:30:36.250 --> 00:30:39.280
  • WELL, IN THE MORNING, IT WAS STILL A GIANT TWO
  • 00:30:40.000 --> 00:30:41.260
  • INCH GASH IN MY HAND, AND FOR TWO WEEK, EVERY FOUR
  • 00:30:41.280 --> 00:30:45.100
  • OR FIVE DAYS, WE WOULD UNWRAP TO CHECK, AND IT
  • 00:30:45.120 --> 00:30:48.010
  • WOULD JUST GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE.
  • 00:30:48.030 --> 00:30:51.170
  • AND UNTIL FINALLY MY MOM SAID, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:30:51.190 --> 00:30:53.220
  • TO DO A REALLY DEEP CLEAN ON THIS THING, NOT GO TO
  • 00:30:53.240 --> 00:30:56.200
  • THE HOSPITAL STILL. - OH, LORD.
  • 00:30:56.220 --> 00:30:58.150
  • - BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING
  • 00:30:58.170 --> 00:31:00.180
  • OUT, AND IT WAS SO AWFUL.
  • 00:31:00.200 --> 00:31:02.130
  • AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD, IT HEALED, AND I HAVE A
  • 00:31:02.150 --> 00:31:04.240
  • THUMB ON MY LEFT BE HAND RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:31:04.260 --> 00:31:06.110
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:31:06.130 --> 00:31:09.120
  • BUT THE POINT OF IT IS WE CAN'T JUST SAY, WOW, MY
  • 00:31:09.140 --> 00:31:12.240
  • DAD WALKED OUT ON OUR FAMILY, OR MY DAD WAS
  • 00:31:12.260 --> 00:31:15.030
  • ABUSIVE, OR MY DAD WAS AN ANTAGONISTIC FATHER, AND
  • 00:31:15.050 --> 00:31:18.080
  • I'M JUST GOING TO WRAP THAT WITH SUCCESS OR WITH
  • 00:31:18.100 --> 00:31:21.140
  • SOMETHING TO NUMB THE PAIN OR WITH
  • 00:31:21.160 --> 00:31:23.180
  • ACCOMPLISHMENT AND JUST ACT LIKE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
  • 00:31:23.200 --> 00:31:27.000
  • WE HAVE TO LET GOD UNWRAP, AND WE HAVE TO
  • 00:31:27.020 --> 00:31:30.190
  • FACE IT AND LET THE POWER OF THE CROSS COME INTO
  • 00:31:30.210 --> 00:31:34.000
  • THAT HURT, INTO THOSE WOUNDS AND HEAL THEM SO
  • 00:31:34.020 --> 00:31:37.040
  • THAT THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH GOD IN THE GAP.
  • 00:31:37.060 --> 00:31:40.220
  • - HOW DO WE EVEN START DOING THAT?
  • 00:31:40.240 --> 00:31:43.020
  • - WHERE'S THE BEGINNING PLACE?
  • 00:31:43.040 --> 00:31:45.100
  • I GUESS ADMITTING THERE IS A GAP BECAUSE A LOT OF
  • 00:31:45.120 --> 00:31:48.150
  • PEOPLE ARE STILL SITTING HERE WATCHING THIS GOING,
  • 00:31:48.170 --> 00:31:51.020
  • YEAH, I DON'T CARE I THINK.
  • 00:31:51.040 --> 00:31:53.120
  • - I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE LIKE, I KNOW THERE'S
  • 00:31:53.140 --> 00:31:55.260
  • A GAP, I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO THERE.
  • 00:31:55.280 --> 00:31:57.220
  • SO YOU GOT TO GO THERE, BUT YOU DON'T
  • 00:31:57.240 --> 00:31:59.130
  • HAVE TO GO THERE ALONE.
  • 00:31:59.150 --> 00:32:01.130
  • GOD WILL GO THERE WITH YOU.
  • 00:32:01.150 --> 00:32:03.090
  • HE'LL GO THERE TO THAT GAP WITH YOU.
  • 00:32:03.110 --> 00:32:05.030
  • YOU'RE LIKE, WHAT DOES HE KNOW ABOUT THE GAP?
  • 00:32:05.050 --> 00:32:06.260
  • WELL, JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU.
  • 00:32:06.280 --> 00:32:08.250
  • HE DIED IN OUR PLACE, AND WHEN HE DIED, WHAT DID HE SAY?
  • 00:32:08.270 --> 00:32:12.230
  • HIS NEXT TO LAST PHRASE ON PLANET EARTH, HE SAID,
  • 00:32:12.250 --> 00:32:16.080
  • MY GOD -- YOU SAY IT WITH ME -- MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY
  • 00:32:16.100 --> 00:32:19.180
  • HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME? SO JESUS WAS FORSAKEN.
  • 00:32:19.200 --> 00:32:26.270
  • GOD THE FATHER -- THINK ABOUT THIS -- WALKED OUT
  • 00:32:26.290 --> 00:32:29.140
  • ON HIS SON AT THE MOMENT HE NEEDED HIM MOST.
  • 00:32:29.160 --> 00:32:34.280
  • WHY DID HE DO THAT?
  • 00:32:35.000 --> 00:32:36.290
  • SO THAT YOU COULD BE FORGIVEN, SO THAT YOU
  • 00:32:37.010 --> 00:32:39.130
  • COULD KNOW THAT YOU'RE LOVED, SO THAT YOU HAVE A
  • 00:32:39.150 --> 00:32:41.140
  • PLACE WITH GOD, SO THAT YOU HAVE A BRAND NEW
  • 00:32:41.160 --> 00:32:43.030
  • START, SO THAT YOU HAVE A FOREVER, AND YOU HAVE
  • 00:32:43.050 --> 00:32:45.120
  • CHRIST AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:32:45.140 --> 00:32:47.020
  • THAT'S WHY GOD FORSOOK HIS SON.
  • 00:32:47.040 --> 00:32:49.230
  • AND THAT SON WAS FORSAKEN SO THAT YOU WOULD NEVER
  • 00:32:49.250 --> 00:32:53.100
  • HAVE TO BE FORSAKEN BY YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:32:53.120 --> 00:32:57.200
  • AND THAT'S WHY HE CAN SAY, I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU
  • 00:32:57.220 --> 00:33:00.120
  • OR FORSAKE YOU. I WILL WALK TO THE GAP WITH YOU.
  • 00:33:00.140 --> 00:33:03.060
  • I'LL STAND IN THE GAP WITH YOU, AND I'LL LIFT
  • 00:33:03.080 --> 00:33:06.000
  • YOUR EYES UP NOT TO SOME BOOK OR SOME IDEA.
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:08.190
  • I WANT TO LIFT YOUR EYES UP TO CALVARY.
  • 00:33:08.210 --> 00:33:12.170
  • I WANT TO LIFT YOUR EYES UP TO THE CROSS WHERE
  • 00:33:12.190 --> 00:33:14.220
  • JESUS WAS GASHED FOR YOU.
  • 00:33:14.240 --> 00:33:19.010
  • AND I WANT YOU TO SEE THE WOUNDS IN HIS HANDS, THE
  • 00:33:19.030 --> 00:33:21.120
  • WOUND IN HIS SIDE, THE WOUNDS IN HIS FEET, AND I
  • 00:33:21.140 --> 00:33:24.130
  • WANT YOU TO SEE IN THOSE WOUND THAT THERE
  • 00:33:24.150 --> 00:33:27.210
  • IS POWER TO HEAL.
  • 00:33:27.230 --> 00:33:29.190
  • AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT POWER AND
  • 00:33:29.210 --> 00:33:31.220
  • BRING IT INTO YOUR WOUND.
  • 00:33:31.240 --> 00:33:33.120
  • BRING THAT POWER FROM JESUS.
  • 00:33:33.140 --> 00:33:35.110
  • WE DON'T GET HEALED BY FIXATING ON OUR WOUNDS.
  • 00:33:35.130 --> 00:33:39.170
  • WE GET HEALED BY FIXATING ON JESUS' WOUNDS FOR US,
  • 00:33:39.190 --> 00:33:44.190
  • AND WE REALIZE IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT WAS DONE TO
  • 00:33:44.210 --> 00:33:47.060
  • US, IT IS ABOUT WHAT WAS DONE FOR US WHEN CHRIST
  • 00:33:47.080 --> 00:33:50.220
  • GAVE HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:33:50.240 --> 00:33:53.240
  • AND FOCUSING ON THAT CROSS IS A GAME-CHANGING,
  • 00:33:53.260 --> 00:33:57.130
  • REVOLUTIONARY, POWERFUL, TRANSFORMATIONAL EXERCISE
  • 00:33:57.150 --> 00:34:04.040
  • THAT BRINGS US INTO THE LOVE OF GOD, INTO THE
  • 00:34:04.060 --> 00:34:07.030
  • CONFIDENCE THAT GOD IS WORKING, INTO THE
  • 00:34:07.050 --> 00:34:09.090
  • CONFIDENCE THAT GOD TAKES THE WORST AND MAKE THE
  • 00:34:09.110 --> 00:34:11.260
  • BEST, AND HE WANTS TO DO THAT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:34:11.280 --> 00:34:14.190
  • LIFT YOUR EYES TO SEE THE CHRIST WHO WAS FORSAKEN
  • 00:34:14.210 --> 00:34:18.120
  • SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:18.140 --> 00:34:23.170
  • - OKAY, LOUIE, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR THE
  • 00:34:23.190 --> 00:34:25.160
  • AUDIENCE HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:34:25.180 --> 00:34:27.070
  • I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF -- WE GOT
  • 00:34:27.090 --> 00:34:29.110
  • ABOUT 20 MINUTES LEFT IN THE BROADCAST, AND WE'RE
  • 00:34:29.130 --> 00:34:31.290
  • TALKING ABOUT NOT FORSAKEN.
  • 00:34:32.010 --> 00:34:33.250
  • IT'S FATHER'S DAY COMING UP.
  • 00:34:33.270 --> 00:34:35.110
  • GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:34:35.130 --> 00:34:37.160
  • CALL THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN, AND GET IT FOR SOMEBODY.
  • 00:34:37.180 --> 00:34:40.260
  • YOU KNOW WHO YOU NEED TO GET IT FOR RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:34:40.280 --> 00:34:43.260
  • YOU'RE ALREADY AWARE OF THAT, EITHER FOR YOURSELF
  • 00:34:43.280 --> 00:34:46.210
  • OR FOR SOMEBODY.
  • 00:34:46.230 --> 00:34:48.280
  • AND I WANT YOU TO PRAY FOR EVERYONE, BUT I WANT
  • 00:34:49.000 --> 00:34:51.160
  • -- THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANT YOU TO DO.
  • 00:34:51.180 --> 00:34:56.050
  • THERE WAS AN EVENT THAT HAPPENED AS YOU WERE KIND
  • 00:34:56.070 --> 00:34:59.240
  • OF FINISHING THIS BOOK, AND YOU HAVE SOME
  • 00:34:59.260 --> 00:35:03.020
  • POLAROID PICTURES DOWN HERE THAT I DON'T
  • 00:35:03.040 --> 00:35:05.090
  • WANT TO FORGET TO USE.
  • 00:35:05.110 --> 00:35:07.130
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO, IF YOU WOULD, AT THE END OF THE
  • 00:35:07.150 --> 00:35:10.010
  • BROADCAST, I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO PRAY FOR PEOPLE
  • 00:35:10.030 --> 00:35:12.150
  • THAT GETS THAT GAP STARTED TO BE FILLED AND
  • 00:35:12.170 --> 00:35:16.170
  • GET PEOPLE ON THIS ROAD TO -- AT SOME POINT,
  • 00:35:16.190 --> 00:35:23.110
  • FULFILLING SOMETHING THAT WHETHER YOU WANT TO ADMIT
  • 00:35:23.130 --> 00:35:26.050
  • YOU NEED IT OR NOT, YOU NEED IT, OR YOU WANT IT,
  • 00:35:26.070 --> 00:35:28.250
  • YOU DESIRE IT, AND THAT'S WHY JESUS, GOD, IS OUR FATHER.
  • 00:35:28.270 --> 00:35:32.140
  • WE LEARN ABOUT HIM 189 TIMES.
  • 00:35:32.160 --> 00:35:36.030
  • - 189 TIMES IN THE FOUR GOSPELS ALONE.
  • 00:35:36.050 --> 00:35:39.280
  • IT'S POWERFUL, AND I BROUGHT A COUPLE OF POLAROIDS.
  • 00:35:40.000 --> 00:35:41.270
  • THIS ONE IS ME AND MY DAD, 1968.
  • 00:35:41.290 --> 00:35:45.230
  • THIS SAYS FAMILY VACATION FOR THE GIGLIOS.
  • 00:35:45.250 --> 00:35:47.270
  • THIS IS DESTIN, FLORIDA, OR ACTUALLY FORT WALTON
  • 00:35:47.290 --> 00:35:51.040
  • BEACH FLORIDA.
  • 00:35:51.060 --> 00:35:52.270
  • WE CAUGHT SOME KING MACKEREL THAT DAY
  • 00:35:52.290 --> 00:35:54.150
  • IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.
  • 00:35:54.170 --> 00:35:56.050
  • LOOK AT MY DAD, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:35:56.070 --> 00:35:57.170
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL ZERO PERCENT BODY FAT RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:35:57.190 --> 00:35:58.280
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:35:59.000 --> 00:36:00.210
  • - ALL OF 137 POUNDS, BUT LOOK HOW WE'RE STANDING.
  • 00:36:00.230 --> 00:36:02.270
  • IT JUST SHOWS US THAT WE ARE THE PRODUCT
  • 00:36:02.290 --> 00:36:05.290
  • OF OUR EARTHLY FATHERS.
  • 00:36:06.010 --> 00:36:07.230
  • WE LOOK LIKE THEM, WE ACT LIKE THEM,
  • 00:36:07.250 --> 00:36:09.080
  • WE STAND LIKE THEM.
  • 00:36:09.100 --> 00:36:10.240
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TEACH SOMEBODY THAT.
  • 00:36:10.260 --> 00:36:12.060
  • I LOVE THIS OTHER ONE.
  • 00:36:12.080 --> 00:36:13.170
  • THIS WAS WHEN I WAS A LOT YOUNGER, AND IT SNOWED IN
  • 00:36:13.190 --> 00:36:16.090
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND MY DAD WENT OUT
  • 00:36:16.110 --> 00:36:18.050
  • AND BUILT A SNOWMAN.
  • 00:36:18.070 --> 00:36:19.260
  • NOW, MOST DADS WENT OUT AND BUILT SNOWMEN, BUT
  • 00:36:19.280 --> 00:36:21.220
  • THEY BUILT THEM WITH THREE ROUND BALLS OF SNOW
  • 00:36:21.240 --> 00:36:25.010
  • AND A FEW STICKS AND MAYBE SOME ROCKS.
  • 00:36:25.030 --> 00:36:26.220
  • MY DAD SCULPTS THIS THING IN THE FRONT YARD IN IT
  • 00:36:26.240 --> 00:36:30.140
  • LOOKS LIKE A PRESIDENT.
  • 00:36:30.160 --> 00:36:33.040
  • - IT LOOKS LIKE ABRAHAM LINCOLN OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:36:33.060 --> 00:36:35.000
  • - IT LOOKS A LITTLE SCARY, HONESTLY, IF YOU'RE MY AGE.
  • 00:36:35.020 --> 00:36:36.230
  • IN THE DEAL, I THINK I'M CLING TO GO MY LAMB
  • 00:36:36.250 --> 00:36:38.170
  • DEARLY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:36:38.190 --> 00:36:40.220
  • BUT IF YOU WONDER WHY I THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
  • 00:36:40.240 --> 00:36:43.230
  • SOMETIMES, I THINK IT STARTED WITH THAT
  • 00:36:43.250 --> 00:36:45.110
  • SNOWMAN RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:36:45.130 --> 00:36:47.060
  • AND THE THING I WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE
  • 00:36:47.080 --> 00:36:49.090
  • UNDERSTAND IS THAT NO MATTER WHAT OUR EARTHLY
  • 00:36:49.110 --> 00:36:51.160
  • FATHER'S STORY, AND WE ALL HAVE ONE, THAT GOD
  • 00:36:51.180 --> 00:36:55.040
  • ISN'T THE REFLECTION OF OUR EARTHLY FATHER.
  • 00:36:55.060 --> 00:36:57.260
  • HE'S THE PERFECTION OF OUR EARTHLY FATHER.
  • 00:36:57.280 --> 00:37:01.070
  • HE'S EVERYTHING YOU WANTED YOUR DAD TO BE AND
  • 00:37:01.090 --> 00:37:05.050
  • MORE BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME --
  • 00:37:05.070 --> 00:37:08.010
  • BECAUSE I'VE BEEN PREACHING THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:37:08.030 --> 00:37:10.000
  • FOR 30 YEARS -- AND THEY SAY, LOOK, IF GOD IS
  • 00:37:10.020 --> 00:37:12.030
  • LIKE MY DAD, I'M OUT.
  • 00:37:12.050 --> 00:37:14.100
  • AND I SAY, GOD IS NOT JUST A BIGGER VERSION OF
  • 00:37:14.120 --> 00:37:17.000
  • YOUR DAD, THE ONE THAT WALKED OUT ON YOU, OR THE
  • 00:37:17.020 --> 00:37:19.130
  • ONE THAT HURT YOU, OR THE ONE THAT WAS
  • 00:37:19.150 --> 00:37:21.100
  • DISINTERESTED IN YOU, OR THE ONE THAT DIED AND
  • 00:37:21.120 --> 00:37:23.070
  • ABANDONED YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:37:23.090 --> 00:37:25.080
  • GOD ISN'T JUST A BIGGER VERSION OF YOUR DAD.
  • 00:37:25.100 --> 00:37:27.080
  • HE'S THE PERFECT VERSION OF YOUR DAD.
  • 00:37:27.100 --> 00:37:30.150
  • AND ALL OF US CAN IMAGINE THAT.
  • 00:37:30.170 --> 00:37:32.180
  • ANOTHER YOUNG MAN SAID TO ME, THIS BRINGS UP A LOT
  • 00:37:32.200 --> 00:37:34.150
  • IN PEOPLE'S HEARTS.
  • 00:37:34.170 --> 00:37:36.160
  • ANOTHER YOUNG GUY SAID TO ME A FEW WEEKS AGO,
  • 00:37:36.180 --> 00:37:38.110
  • I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THAT, LOUIE.
  • 00:37:38.130 --> 00:37:40.010
  • I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE A DAD WHO WOULD BLESS ME
  • 00:37:40.030 --> 00:37:42.060
  • AND LOVE ME AND WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:37:42.080 --> 00:37:44.020
  • I SAID, YES, YOU CAN.
  • 00:37:44.040 --> 00:37:45.270
  • I SAID, DID YOU EVER IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD
  • 00:37:45.290 --> 00:37:47.270
  • BE LIKE IF YOUR DAD SOBERED UP?
  • 00:37:47.290 --> 00:37:49.130
  • HE SAID, OH, YEAH.
  • 00:37:49.150 --> 00:37:51.050
  • DID YOU EVER IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE
  • 00:37:51.070 --> 00:37:52.150
  • IF HE SHOWED UP?
  • 00:37:52.170 --> 00:37:54.090
  • AND HE SAID, YEAH, LIKE I WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD
  • 00:37:54.110 --> 00:37:56.230
  • HAVE BEEN LIKE IF HE SHOWED UP WHEN MY
  • 00:37:56.250 --> 00:37:58.160
  • DAUGHTER WAS BORN, CAME THROUGH THE DOOR AND HELD
  • 00:37:58.180 --> 00:38:00.120
  • HER IN HIS ARMS.
  • 00:38:00.140 --> 00:38:02.230
  • I SAID, DID YOU EVER WISH HE JUST SAT AT THE END OF
  • 00:38:02.250 --> 00:38:05.220
  • THE BED AND SAID, HOW ARE YOU AND WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 00:38:05.240 --> 00:38:07.170
  • IN YOUR LIFE? A THOUSAND TIMES I IMAGINED THAT.
  • 00:38:07.190 --> 00:38:10.250
  • I SAID, LET THAT IMAGINATION PAVE A WAY
  • 00:38:10.270 --> 00:38:14.110
  • FOR YOU TO THE WORD OF GOD TO SEE THAT THERE IS
  • 00:38:14.130 --> 00:38:17.040
  • A GOD WHO DOES SIT AT THE END OF THE BED.
  • 00:38:17.060 --> 00:38:20.020
  • HE DOES COME THROUGH THE DOOR EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  • 00:38:20.040 --> 00:38:23.060
  • HE DOES SHOW UP IN THE GOOD TIMES,
  • 00:38:23.080 --> 00:38:26.240
  • IN THE BAD TIMES OF LIFE.
  • 00:38:26.260 --> 00:38:29.020
  • I SAID, I KNOW THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:38:29.040 --> 00:38:30.270
  • YOU HAVE IMAGINED IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE.
  • 00:38:30.290 --> 00:38:33.100
  • AND GOD SAYS ABOUT HIM, HE IS A FATHER TO THE
  • 00:38:33.120 --> 00:38:37.040
  • FATHERLESS, IS GOD IN HIS HOLY HABITATION.
  • 00:38:37.060 --> 00:38:40.240
  • HE SAYS, EVEN IF MY MOTHER AND MY FATHER
  • 00:38:40.260 --> 00:38:43.290
  • FORSAKE ME, THE LORD WILL TAKE ME UP.
  • 00:38:44.010 --> 00:38:47.040
  • THIS IS THE PROMISE FOR EVERY ONE OF US.
  • 00:38:47.060 --> 00:38:49.070
  • THIS IS THE PROMISE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:38:49.090 --> 00:38:51.190
  • HE WANTS TO BE A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS.
  • 00:38:51.210 --> 00:38:54.210
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:38:54.230 --> 00:39:02.170
  • - HI, I'M LOUIE GIGLIO, AND I JUST FINISHED MY
  • 00:39:02.190 --> 00:39:04.180
  • NEW BOOK "NOT FORSAKEN", A BOOK ALL ABOUT HOW EACH
  • 00:39:04.200 --> 00:39:08.220
  • ONE OF US CAN LIVE IN THE BLESSING OF A PERFECT
  • 00:39:08.240 --> 00:39:12.210
  • HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:39:12.230 --> 00:39:14.120
  • AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:39:14.140 --> 00:39:16.050
  • YOU HAD WITH YOUR EARTHLY DAD.
  • 00:39:16.070 --> 00:39:18.010
  • I KNOW MY DAD WAS A GREAT DAD, BUT HE WASN'T PERFECT.
  • 00:39:18.030 --> 00:39:20.110
  • BUT WHATEVER THAT RELATIONSHIP WAS, EVERY
  • 00:39:20.130 --> 00:39:23.070
  • ONE OF US LONG TO HAVE THE BLESSING, THE LOVE,
  • 00:39:23.090 --> 00:39:26.140
  • THE ACCEPTANCE, THE APPROVAL, THE INVOLVEMENT
  • 00:39:26.160 --> 00:39:29.160
  • OF OUR FATHERS IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:39:29.180 --> 00:39:32.110
  • AND JUST AT THE END OF THE PROCESS OF WRITING
  • 00:39:32.130 --> 00:39:35.080
  • THIS BOOK, IT WAS AS IF GOD JUST WANTED TO
  • 00:39:35.100 --> 00:39:37.200
  • BREATHE THAT BLESSING ON MY LIFE IN A REALLY
  • 00:39:37.220 --> 00:39:40.290
  • PERSONAL AND POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:39:41.010 --> 00:39:43.050
  • I'M FINISHING UP THE VERY LAST BIT OF THE
  • 00:39:43.070 --> 00:39:46.020
  • MANUSCRIPT AND THROUGH A CRAZY SET OF
  • 00:39:46.040 --> 00:39:48.290
  • CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH I TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK, I
  • 00:39:49.010 --> 00:39:51.110
  • DISCOVERED THAT MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, VITO GIGLIO,
  • 00:39:51.130 --> 00:39:55.290
  • WAS ACTUALLY BURIED ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM WHERE I
  • 00:39:56.010 --> 00:40:00.030
  • WAS SITTING WHILE I WAS WORKING ON THE MANUSCRIPT.
  • 00:40:00.050 --> 00:40:03.060
  • MY DAD, LOUIE GIGLIO, HAD NEVER, EVER EVEN
  • 00:40:03.080 --> 00:40:06.130
  • MENTIONED HIS GRANDFATHER VITO.
  • 00:40:06.150 --> 00:40:09.040
  • I NEVER KNEW HE LIVED IN ATLANTA.
  • 00:40:09.060 --> 00:40:11.080
  • I DIDN'T KNOW THAT HE WAS BURIED UNDER THE FLIGHT
  • 00:40:11.100 --> 00:40:13.200
  • PATH OF THE ATLANTA AIRPORT, SOMETHING THAT I
  • 00:40:13.220 --> 00:40:16.210
  • WOULD CROSS OVER MOST OF THE TIME LANDING IN
  • 00:40:16.230 --> 00:40:19.260
  • ATLANTA OR DEPARTING ATLANTA ON A FLIGHT TO
  • 00:40:19.280 --> 00:40:22.240
  • SOME OTHER CITY.
  • 00:40:22.260 --> 00:40:24.220
  • BUT HERE HE WAS BURIED RIGHT IN THE
  • 00:40:24.240 --> 00:40:27.040
  • PATHWAY OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:40:27.060 --> 00:40:29.200
  • AND WHEN THIS CAME TO ME, IT CAME WITH THIS PHRASE
  • 00:40:29.220 --> 00:40:32.230
  • FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WHO SAID, I JUST WANTED YOU
  • 00:40:32.250 --> 00:40:35.060
  • TO KNOW THIS BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US
  • 00:40:35.080 --> 00:40:39.060
  • TO HAVE OUR FATHER'S BLESSING.
  • 00:40:39.080 --> 00:40:42.080
  • IT WAS AS IF GOD WAS JUST FINISHING THE MANUSCRIPT
  • 00:40:42.100 --> 00:40:44.280
  • OF "NOT FORSAKEN" FOR ALL OF US SAYING, IT DOESN'T
  • 00:40:45.000 --> 00:40:49.060
  • MATTER WHAT IS IN THE PAST.
  • 00:40:49.080 --> 00:40:51.240
  • GOD IS WAITING FOR US ALL IN THE PRESENT TO LEAD US
  • 00:40:51.260 --> 00:40:55.190
  • INTO A FUTURE AS LOVED SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF A
  • 00:40:55.210 --> 00:41:00.030
  • PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:41:00.050 --> 00:41:02.160
  • HE'S CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW IN THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:41:02.180 --> 00:41:06.270
  • AND HE IS WAITING TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES TO SEE THAT
  • 00:41:06.290 --> 00:41:10.290
  • YOU ARE A LOVED SON, A LOVED DAUGHTER, OF A
  • 00:41:11.010 --> 00:41:14.160
  • PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:41:14.180 --> 00:41:16.170
  • [APPLAUSE] - I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:41:16.190 --> 00:41:21.080
  • - UNREAL. YOU KNOW, THIS SUBJECT IS SUCH A HEAVY TOPIC.
  • 00:41:21.100 --> 00:41:25.270
  • I MEAN, LAURIE'S TALKING ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE
  • 00:41:25.290 --> 00:41:29.240
  • THOUGHT HER DAD WAS, AND I'M SITTING HERE, I TOLD
  • 00:41:29.260 --> 00:41:32.070
  • YOU HOW WONDERFUL OF AN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:41:32.090 --> 00:41:34.180
  • BUT AS YOU'RE TALKING, AND YOU WERE TALKING
  • 00:41:34.200 --> 00:41:39.020
  • ABOUT THE WHOLE POOL THING EARLIER, YOU KNOW
  • 00:41:39.040 --> 00:41:41.170
  • THAT YOU HIT A THING IN MY MEMORY.
  • 00:41:41.190 --> 00:41:47.140
  • SO I'M NOW IN FIFTH GRADE OR SIXTH GRADE, AND IT
  • 00:41:47.160 --> 00:41:52.060
  • WAS BEFORE TBN STARTED, AND THE REASON I KNOW
  • 00:41:52.080 --> 00:41:55.150
  • THAT IS BECAUSE MY MOM AND DAD HEARD THE VOICE
  • 00:41:55.170 --> 00:41:59.060
  • OF THE LORD TO BE RELEASED FROM THE WORK
  • 00:41:59.080 --> 00:42:02.170
  • THEY WERE DOING PRIOR TO BEGINNING TBN, SO THERE
  • 00:42:02.190 --> 00:42:05.250
  • WAS A LITTLE WINDOW OF TIME WHEN MY DAD WAS HOME
  • 00:42:05.270 --> 00:42:08.060
  • WHEN I GOT BACK FROM SCHOOL.
  • 00:42:08.080 --> 00:42:10.210
  • ONE TIME, I GOT BACK FROM SCHOOL, MY DAD WAS HOME,
  • 00:42:10.230 --> 00:42:14.170
  • AND WE ALL WENT DOWN TO THE COMMUNITY POOL DOWN
  • 00:42:14.190 --> 00:42:17.150
  • AT THE END OF THE STREET.
  • 00:42:17.170 --> 00:42:19.100
  • THERE WAS KIND OF A COMMUNITY POOL WHERE WE
  • 00:42:19.120 --> 00:42:21.020
  • GREW UP HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:42:21.040 --> 00:42:22.280
  • AND I MEAN, I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT IN
  • 00:42:23.000 --> 00:42:26.180
  • YEARS, AND I HAD -- AND I'M SITTING HERE, AND I
  • 00:42:26.200 --> 00:42:32.060
  • CAN REMEMBER IN SLOW MOTION MY DAD DOING A
  • 00:42:32.080 --> 00:42:34.180
  • CANNON BALL OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND SHOWING
  • 00:42:34.200 --> 00:42:41.120
  • US KIDS HOW TO DO A MISSOURI CANNON BALL OFF
  • 00:42:41.140 --> 00:42:46.240
  • THE DIVING BOARD IN THE POOL.
  • 00:42:46.260 --> 00:42:49.000
  • I'M SITTING HERE GOING THROUGH THESE MEMORIES AS
  • 00:42:49.020 --> 00:42:51.250
  • A CHILD AND REMEMBERING LAYING ON THE FLOOR WHERE
  • 00:42:51.270 --> 00:42:57.070
  • MY DAD WOULD BE KIND OF LAYING ON THE FLOOR JUST
  • 00:42:57.090 --> 00:43:00.100
  • KIND OF STRETCHED OUT LIKE THAT, AND YOU'D JUST
  • 00:43:00.120 --> 00:43:03.060
  • KIND OF TUCK UP INSIDE THE ARM.
  • 00:43:03.080 --> 00:43:05.120
  • AND I HAD THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:43:05.140 --> 00:43:07.230
  • THINK OF WHAT A NOT PERFECT EXPERIENCE AND
  • 00:43:07.250 --> 00:43:10.070
  • WHAT A YEARNING FOR THOSE MEMORIES WOULD BE.
  • 00:43:10.090 --> 00:43:12.160
  • THIS IS SUPER HEAVY STUFF.
  • 00:43:12.180 --> 00:43:15.150
  • - IT'S POWERFUL, AND YOU KNOW, AFTER WE DID THE
  • 00:43:15.170 --> 00:43:17.290
  • MISSOURI CANNON BALL WHEN WE WERE THIS TALL, DAD
  • 00:43:18.010 --> 00:43:20.280
  • WOULD GET IN THE POOL, AND HE WOULD ALWAYS --
  • 00:43:21.000 --> 00:43:23.250
  • EVERY DAD, I DON'T KNOW WHERE DADS LEARN THIS,
  • 00:43:23.270 --> 00:43:26.120
  • BUT IT WAS LIKE JUMP TO ME BABY GIRL.
  • 00:43:26.140 --> 00:43:29.180
  • AND SO HERE WE ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE POOL, MAYBE
  • 00:43:29.200 --> 00:43:31.170
  • WE CAN'T EVEN SWIM VERY GOOD, BUT DAD'S THERE
  • 00:43:31.190 --> 00:43:33.060
  • SAYING, JUMP, AND AS SOON AS WE DO, HE CATCHES US,
  • 00:43:33.080 --> 00:43:34.220
  • BUT THEN WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:43:34.240 --> 00:43:36.080
  • HE BACKS UP A LITTLE BIT, THEN HE BACKS UP A LITTLE
  • 00:43:36.100 --> 00:43:38.040
  • MORE, THEN HE BACKS UP A LITTLE MORE AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:43:38.060 --> 00:43:39.290
  • COME ON, JUMP, JUMP, JUMP.
  • 00:43:40.010 --> 00:43:41.180
  • AND WE TRUST HIM BECAUSE WE BELIEVE HIS HEART IS
  • 00:43:41.200 --> 00:43:44.260
  • GOOD, AND WE BELIEVE HIS ARMS ARE STRONG.
  • 00:43:44.280 --> 00:43:48.120
  • NOW, CRAZY BILLY MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN THERE ONE
  • 00:43:48.140 --> 00:43:50.130
  • TIME, AND HIS ARMS WEREN'T THAT STRONG, OR
  • 00:43:50.150 --> 00:43:52.090
  • MAYBE HIS HEART WASN'T THAT GOOD, AND HE LET US
  • 00:43:52.110 --> 00:43:54.020
  • GO UNDER FOR A MINUTE, THEN PULLED US OUT.
  • 00:43:54.040 --> 00:43:55.260
  • BUT MOST OF OUR DADS AT THE EDGE OF THE POOL,
  • 00:43:55.280 --> 00:43:58.090
  • THEIR HEARTS WERE GOOD, AND THEIR ARMS WERE
  • 00:43:58.110 --> 00:44:01.170
  • STRONG, AND SO WE TOOK THE LEAP.
  • 00:44:01.190 --> 00:44:04.100
  • BUT IF WE HAD A SITUATION WHERE OUR RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:44:04.120 --> 00:44:08.290
  • WITH OUR EARTHLY FATHER WAS BROKEN OR DAMAGED OR
  • 00:44:09.010 --> 00:44:10.250
  • WAS NEVER THERE, SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW
  • 00:44:10.270 --> 00:44:12.190
  • WHO THEIR FATHER WAS, THEN HIS ARMS CERTAINLY
  • 00:44:12.210 --> 00:44:16.200
  • WEREN'T STRONG ENOUGH, AND HIS HEART WASN'T GOOD.
  • 00:44:16.220 --> 00:44:19.090
  • AND THEY MIGHT WANT TO TRANSFER THAT TO GOD AND
  • 00:44:19.110 --> 00:44:22.050
  • SAY, CAN I TRUST HIM?
  • 00:44:22.070 --> 00:44:23.270
  • CAN I REALLY TRUST MY DAD?
  • 00:44:23.290 --> 00:44:26.140
  • CAN I BELIEVE THAT IF I TAKE A STEP, THAT HE'S
  • 00:44:26.160 --> 00:44:30.070
  • GOING TO BE THERE FOR ME?
  • 00:44:30.090 --> 00:44:32.020
  • AND I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU AGAIN.
  • 00:44:32.040 --> 00:44:34.170
  • I COME SEVERAL TIMES IN THIS BOOK TO THE CROSS
  • 00:44:34.190 --> 00:44:36.190
  • BECAUSE IT IS THE PLACE WE HAVE TO CONTINUALLY
  • 00:44:36.210 --> 00:44:39.220
  • ANCHOR OUR HOPE.
  • 00:44:39.240 --> 00:44:41.180
  • AND YOU KNOW, MOST POWERFUL THING IN THIS
  • 00:44:41.200 --> 00:44:43.250
  • WHOLE STORY IS THAT YOU AND I HOLD THE KEY TO OUR
  • 00:44:43.270 --> 00:44:47.170
  • FUTURE, AND IT'S A POWERFUL WORD.
  • 00:44:47.190 --> 00:44:50.150
  • IT'S A WORD CALLED "FORGIVENESS".
  • 00:44:50.170 --> 00:44:53.110
  • AND I KNOW SOMEBODY MIGHT SAY, I WAS WITH
  • 00:44:53.130 --> 00:44:56.250
  • YOU THE WHOLE SHOW.
  • 00:44:56.270 --> 00:44:59.000
  • LOVE THE SNOW NAN, LOVE THE CHIC-FIL-A, THAT'S
  • 00:44:59.020 --> 00:45:00.270
  • ALL BEEN GREAT AND GOOD, BUT FORGIVE MY DAD?
  • 00:45:00.290 --> 00:45:02.220
  • THERE IS NO CHANCE I'M GOING TO FORGIVE MY DAD.
  • 00:45:02.240 --> 00:45:05.200
  • MY DAD DOESN'T EVEN THINK HE DID ANYTHING WRONG.
  • 00:45:05.220 --> 00:45:07.150
  • MY DAD DOESN'T EVEN CARE.
  • 00:45:07.170 --> 00:45:09.000
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE IS.
  • 00:45:09.020 --> 00:45:10.130
  • I WOULDN'T FORGIVE HIM ANYWAY.
  • 00:45:10.150 --> 00:45:12.010
  • BUT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK THROUGH THAT
  • 00:45:12.030 --> 00:45:14.130
  • BECAUSE YOUR LACK OF FORGIVENESS MIGHT BE
  • 00:45:14.150 --> 00:45:16.040
  • DOING TWO THINGS.
  • 00:45:16.060 --> 00:45:17.290
  • IT MIGHT BE GIVING YOU A FALSE SENSE OF CONTROL
  • 00:45:18.010 --> 00:45:20.110
  • BECAUSE SEE, YOU DIDN'T HAVE A VOTE WHEN DAD
  • 00:45:20.130 --> 00:45:22.070
  • WALKED OUT, BUT YOU'VE GOT A VOTE NOW, AND
  • 00:45:22.090 --> 00:45:23.240
  • YOU'RE LETTING HIM KNOW ABOUT IT.
  • 00:45:23.260 --> 00:45:25.080
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE YOUR KIDS.
  • 00:45:25.100 --> 00:45:26.230
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE ME.
  • 00:45:26.250 --> 00:45:28.100
  • I'M IN CHARGE NOW, AND YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:45:28.120 --> 00:45:29.250
  • TO GET FORGIVEN.
  • 00:45:29.270 --> 00:45:31.150
  • BUT REALLY IT'S NOT A CONTROL OVER YOUR DAD.
  • 00:45:31.170 --> 00:45:33.200
  • IT'S JUST POWER OVER YOU TO KEEP YOU TRAPPED
  • 00:45:33.220 --> 00:45:36.220
  • IN YOUR PAST.
  • 00:45:36.240 --> 00:45:38.200
  • AND THE WAY YOU MOVE FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE
  • 00:45:38.220 --> 00:45:41.070
  • IS A WORD CALLED "FORGIVENESS".
  • 00:45:41.090 --> 00:45:44.010
  • IT'S NOT LETTING YOUR DAD OFF THE HOOK.
  • 00:45:44.030 --> 00:45:46.280
  • IT'S NOT SWEEPING ANYTHING UNDER THE RUG.
  • 00:45:47.000 --> 00:45:48.160
  • I MEAN THINK ABOUT THE CROSS.
  • 00:45:48.180 --> 00:45:50.050
  • DID GOD SWEEP ANYTHING UNDER THE RUG? NO.
  • 00:45:50.070 --> 00:45:51.260
  • IT'S NOT RELINQUISHING YOUR DAD FROM THE
  • 00:45:51.280 --> 00:45:55.100
  • CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS AND CHOICES.
  • 00:45:55.120 --> 00:45:57.260
  • IT'S JUST SAYING I FORGIVE YOU, AND I'M
  • 00:45:57.280 --> 00:46:02.040
  • RELEASING YOU TO GOD.
  • 00:46:02.060 --> 00:46:05.040
  • I'M NOT FORGIVING YOU WITH ZERO CONSEQUENCE.
  • 00:46:05.060 --> 00:46:09.290
  • I'M ACTUALLY JUST RELEASING YOU INTO THE
  • 00:46:10.010 --> 00:46:13.010
  • HANDS OF GOD, AND I'M GOING TO LET YOU AND GOD
  • 00:46:13.030 --> 00:46:16.200
  • WORK IT OUT. AND I SAY I FORGIVE YOU.
  • 00:46:16.220 --> 00:46:21.160
  • YOU SAY, LOUIE, HOW CAN I DO THAT?
  • 00:46:21.180 --> 00:46:23.110
  • WELL, IT'S SIMPLE. FORGIVEN PEOPLE FORGIVE.
  • 00:46:23.130 --> 00:46:28.090
  • AND SO WHEN YOU LOOK UP AT THE CROSS, AND YOU
  • 00:46:28.110 --> 00:46:30.050
  • REALIZE WHAT DID GOD DO?
  • 00:46:30.070 --> 00:46:31.180
  • HE FORGAVE US.
  • 00:46:31.200 --> 00:46:33.170
  • DID WE PROVE THAT WE WERE WORTH GETTING FORGIVEN? NO.
  • 00:46:33.190 --> 00:46:36.100
  • DID WE HAVE A SIX-MONTH TRIAL PERIOD TO SEE HOW
  • 00:46:36.120 --> 00:46:38.190
  • WE WERE GOING TO DO?
  • 00:46:38.210 --> 00:46:40.130
  • NO, HE JUST MOVED IN LOVE AND COMPLETELY AND
  • 00:46:40.150 --> 00:46:43.020
  • TOTALLY WIPED AWAY OUR SINS AND SAID,
  • 00:46:43.040 --> 00:46:46.110
  • YOU ARE FORGIVEN.
  • 00:46:46.130 --> 00:46:48.050
  • I LOVE THAT, AND I LOVE RECEIVING IT LIKE A DUMP
  • 00:46:48.070 --> 00:46:50.070
  • TRUCK BACKED UP INTO MY LIFE AND JUST GAVE ME ALL
  • 00:46:50.090 --> 00:46:53.270
  • THE FORGIVENESS AND ALL THE GRACE THAT I NEED.
  • 00:46:53.290 --> 00:46:56.190
  • BUT WHEN I'M WRONG, YOU KNOW WHAT I DO?
  • 00:46:56.210 --> 00:46:58.080
  • I HAVE A TENDENCY TO DISPENSE THAT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:46:58.100 --> 00:47:00.290
  • WITH A TEASPOON AND SAY, LET'S SEE IF YOU REALLY
  • 00:47:01.010 --> 00:47:03.160
  • DO DESERVE IT.
  • 00:47:03.180 --> 00:47:05.120
  • LET'S SEE IF YOU REALLY DO CHANGE YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:47:05.140 --> 00:47:07.100
  • LET'S SEE IF YOU CAN EARN THIS.
  • 00:47:07.120 --> 00:47:09.030
  • BUT THAT'S NOT FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:47:09.050 --> 00:47:11.000
  • FORGIVENESS IS RECEIVING, AND IN THE SAME WAY WE'VE
  • 00:47:11.020 --> 00:47:15.040
  • RECEIVED, WE GIVE, AND WE SAY, DAD, YOU HURT ME.
  • 00:47:15.060 --> 00:47:19.050
  • MAYBE YOU'RE GOING TO WRITE HIM A LETTER. THE PAIN'S BEEN REAL.
  • 00:47:19.070 --> 00:47:24.020
  • THE LOSS, THE ANGER, THE BITTERNESS, YOU PUT ME
  • 00:47:24.040 --> 00:47:28.160
  • BEHIND THE 8 BALL.
  • 00:47:28.180 --> 00:47:30.070
  • YOU PUT ME IN SUCH A DIFFICULT SPOT.
  • 00:47:30.090 --> 00:47:33.040
  • I HAVEN'T KNOWN WHERE TO FIND MY BALANCE AND MY
  • 00:47:33.060 --> 00:47:35.170
  • CONFIDENCE, AND ALL OF THESE YEARS LATER, I'M
  • 00:47:35.190 --> 00:47:38.130
  • STILL PROCESSING ALL OF THIS, DAD, AND IT'S REAL,
  • 00:47:38.150 --> 00:47:40.270
  • AND I NEED YOU TO KNOW THAT.
  • 00:47:40.290 --> 00:47:42.240
  • BUT I ALSO NEED YOU TO KNOW THERE'S A
  • 00:47:42.260 --> 00:47:44.190
  • CROSS IN MY STORY.
  • 00:47:44.210 --> 00:47:46.150
  • YEAH, WE GOT A FAMILY TREE IN THE STORY, DAD,
  • 00:47:46.170 --> 00:47:48.110
  • BUT THERE'S ANOTHER TREE IN OUR STORY.
  • 00:47:48.130 --> 00:47:49.290
  • IT'S CALLED CALVARY'S TREE.
  • 00:47:50.010 --> 00:47:52.050
  • AND DAD, I JUST NEED YOU TO KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT
  • 00:47:52.070 --> 00:47:55.040
  • GOD GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME, AND HE FORGAVE ME, AND I
  • 00:47:55.060 --> 00:47:57.090
  • WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IN THAT SAME SPIRIT AND IN
  • 00:47:57.110 --> 00:47:59.000
  • THAT SAME POWER, I FORGIVE YOU.
  • 00:47:59.020 --> 00:48:02.260
  • YOU SAY, WELL, LOUIE, MY DAD, I TRIED THAT ONCE.
  • 00:48:02.280 --> 00:48:05.070
  • HE NEVER EVEN WROTE ME BACK, NEVER ANSWERED MY
  • 00:48:05.090 --> 00:48:07.160
  • CALL, HE NEVER RESPONDED TO MY E-MAIL.
  • 00:48:07.180 --> 00:48:09.160
  • HE NEVER EVEN TEXTED MY BACK.
  • 00:48:09.180 --> 00:48:14.180
  • YOU KNOW, IN THAT MOMENT, YOU HAD A TENDENCY, RIGHT?
  • 00:48:14.200 --> 00:48:17.140
  • TO TAKE YOUR FORGIVENESS BACK, BUT I WANT TO
  • 00:48:17.160 --> 00:48:20.170
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO PUT IT BACK OUT THERE AGAIN AND
  • 00:48:20.190 --> 00:48:22.250
  • LEAVE IT WITH OPEN HANDS, WHETHER IT'S RECEIVED OR NOT.
  • 00:48:22.270 --> 00:48:27.150
  • THAT'S NOT HOW WE GET FREE.
  • 00:48:27.170 --> 00:48:29.070
  • WE DON'T GET FREE WHEN OUR FORGIVENESS IS FREE.
  • 00:48:29.090 --> 00:48:31.190
  • WE GET FREE THE MOMENT WE OFFER IT.
  • 00:48:31.210 --> 00:48:34.260
  • WE NOW MOVE OUT OF THE PAST, AND WE MOVE INTO A
  • 00:48:34.280 --> 00:48:38.200
  • GLORIOUS FUTURE WITH GOD.
  • 00:48:38.220 --> 00:48:42.110
  • IF GOD HAS THE POWER TO RAISE YOU FROM THE DEAD,
  • 00:48:42.130 --> 00:48:45.260
  • IF HE HAS THE POWER TO FORGIVE AND WIPE AWAY ALL
  • 00:48:45.280 --> 00:48:48.270
  • YOUR SIN, IF HE HAS THE POWER TO CANCEL SIN AND
  • 00:48:48.290 --> 00:48:51.260
  • DEATH AND THE GRAVE, IF HE HAS THE POWER TO PUT
  • 00:48:51.280 --> 00:48:54.150
  • HIS SPIRIT IN YOUR LIFE, THEN HE'S GOT THE POWER
  • 00:48:54.170 --> 00:48:57.050
  • TO SET YOU FREE FROM YOUR PAST.
  • 00:48:57.070 --> 00:49:00.270
  • HE'S GOT THE POWER TO BREAK EVERY CURSE, TO
  • 00:49:00.290 --> 00:49:03.190
  • BREAK EVERY CHAIN, EVERY LIE SPOKEN OVER YOU.
  • 00:49:03.210 --> 00:49:06.040
  • HE HAS THE POWER TO JETTISON YOU OUT OF
  • 00:49:06.060 --> 00:49:09.180
  • DARKNESS AND INTO MARVELOUS LIGHT, AND IT
  • 00:49:09.200 --> 00:49:13.040
  • ALL HAPPENS WHEN OUR EYES ARE OPEN TO SEE THERE IS
  • 00:49:13.060 --> 00:49:16.190
  • A PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:49:16.210 --> 00:49:19.050
  • HE'S BEEN LOOKING FOR ME AND SEARCHING FOR ME AND
  • 00:49:19.070 --> 00:49:22.130
  • WAITING FOR ME.
  • 00:49:22.150 --> 00:49:24.000
  • AND JUST LIKE MY GREAT GRANDFATHER VITO WHO'S
  • 00:49:24.020 --> 00:49:26.040
  • BURIED 28 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE THAT I JUST
  • 00:49:26.060 --> 00:49:30.240
  • DISCOVERED AT 60 YEARS OF AGE, GOD IS CLOSER
  • 00:49:30.260 --> 00:49:34.210
  • THAN YOU THINK.
  • 00:49:34.230 --> 00:49:37.220
  • HE IS IN YOUR STORY RIGHT THIS MOMENT, AND HE'S
  • 00:49:37.240 --> 00:49:42.190
  • WAITING TO TAKE YOU BY THE HAND TO STEP INTO
  • 00:49:42.210 --> 00:49:45.000
  • THAT GAP AND TO STEP INTO THE FUTURE OF WHAT IT
  • 00:49:45.020 --> 00:49:48.250
  • MEANS TO LIVE UNDER THE NIAGARA FALL BLESSING OF
  • 00:49:48.270 --> 00:49:52.090
  • A LOVED SON, A LOVED DAUGHTER.
  • 00:49:52.110 --> 00:49:55.260
  • THAT IS WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:49:55.280 --> 00:49:58.170
  • PAUL SAID, WE ARE NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR,
  • 00:49:58.190 --> 00:50:03.160
  • NOT FEAR OF NOT MEASURING UP, NOT FEAR OF BEING
  • 00:50:03.180 --> 00:50:06.170
  • LEFT BEHIND, NOT FEAR OF ABANDONMENT.
  • 00:50:06.190 --> 00:50:09.210
  • WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE LABELED BY DIVORCE
  • 00:50:09.230 --> 00:50:12.050
  • OR DYSFUNCTION, NO.
  • 00:50:12.070 --> 00:50:14.120
  • HE SAID, YOU ARE NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR.
  • 00:50:14.140 --> 00:50:16.130
  • YOU ARE WHAT? A CHILD OF GOD.
  • 00:50:16.150 --> 00:50:21.110
  • SO HOW DO WE BREAK FEAR?
  • 00:50:21.130 --> 00:50:23.170
  • BY DISCOVERING THAT WE HAVE A PERFECT HEAVENLY
  • 00:50:23.190 --> 00:50:27.120
  • FATHER WHO IS RIGHT IN OUR STORY IN THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:50:27.140 --> 00:50:31.240
  • - BEAUTIFUL, PRAY FOR THE FOLKS, LOUIE.
  • 00:50:31.260 --> 00:50:35.110
  • - SO I JUST WANT TO INVITE YOU, IF YOU'D LIKE
  • 00:50:35.130 --> 00:50:38.060
  • TO, MAYBE JUST TO OPEN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:50:38.080 --> 00:50:40.000
  • IT'S A SIMPLE THING.
  • 00:50:40.020 --> 00:50:42.130
  • IT'S A LITTLE STEP, AND SOMETIMES THIS JOURNEY IS
  • 00:50:42.150 --> 00:50:46.010
  • JUST LITTLE STEP BY LITTLE STEP BY LITTLE STEP.
  • 00:50:46.030 --> 00:50:49.070
  • SO I JUST INVITE YOU JUST TO OPEN YOUR HANDS RIGHT
  • 00:50:49.090 --> 00:50:51.280
  • WHERE YOU ARE AND JUST SAY, GOD, WOULD YOU TAKE
  • 00:50:52.000 --> 00:50:55.080
  • OUT ALL THE BITTERNESS AND ALL THE HURT AND ALL
  • 00:50:55.100 --> 00:50:57.080
  • THE ANGER, AND WOULD YOU PUT INTO MY HANDS PEACE
  • 00:50:57.100 --> 00:51:03.260
  • AND CONFIDENCE AND BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THIS
  • 00:51:03.280 --> 00:51:06.190
  • STUFF THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT, THAT IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:51:06.210 --> 00:51:10.110
  • AND FATHER, I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:51:10.130 --> 00:51:13.090
  • FATHER, WE COME IN THE POWER OF THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:51:13.110 --> 00:51:17.080
  • IT IS THE NAME THAT BREAKS THE CURSE.
  • 00:51:17.100 --> 00:51:20.210
  • IT IS THE NAME THAT REVERSES GENERATIONAL SIN.
  • 00:51:20.230 --> 00:51:24.230
  • IT IS THE NAME THAT TURNS STORIES AROUND, AND I
  • 00:51:24.250 --> 00:51:28.070
  • COME IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND I PRAY FOR
  • 00:51:28.090 --> 00:51:31.130
  • EVERY PERSON TONIGHT WHO IS LOOKING FOR A BRAND NEW START.
  • 00:51:31.150 --> 00:51:36.240
  • I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD OPEN THEIR EYES TO SEE
  • 00:51:36.260 --> 00:51:39.100
  • THAT YOU'RE NOT SOME ANGRY SCORE
  • 00:51:39.120 --> 00:51:41.020
  • KEEPER IN THE SKY.
  • 00:51:41.040 --> 00:51:43.000
  • YOU'RE NOT SOME OLD GRANDPA SORT OF MAKING
  • 00:51:43.020 --> 00:51:45.050
  • HIS WAY AROUND HEAVEN, THAT YOU ARE A STRONG AND
  • 00:51:45.070 --> 00:51:47.250
  • MIGHTY AND LOVING AND TRUE FATHER WHO WANTS TO
  • 00:51:47.270 --> 00:51:52.130
  • PUT HIS ARMS AROUND THEM, BRING THEM TO BRAND NEW
  • 00:51:52.150 --> 00:51:55.180
  • LIFE, PUT THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN THEIR HEARTS, THE
  • 00:51:55.200 --> 00:51:58.140
  • SPIRIT THAT CRIES ABBA FATHER.
  • 00:51:58.160 --> 00:52:02.060
  • SO I PRAY, LORD, THAT YOU WOULD CANCEL EVERYTHING
  • 00:52:02.080 --> 00:52:05.130
  • THE ENEMY HAS DONE, THAT YOU WILL GIVE BACK WHAT
  • 00:52:05.150 --> 00:52:09.050
  • HE HAS STOLEN, THAT YOU WILL PLANT IN THIS VERY
  • 00:52:09.070 --> 00:52:12.260
  • MOMENT A BRAND NEW SEED OF HOPE AND A BRAND NEW
  • 00:52:12.280 --> 00:52:15.280
  • VISION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO AGREE WITH GOD AND
  • 00:52:16.000 --> 00:52:19.060
  • JUST SAY "I AM VALUABLE. I AM PRIZED.
  • 00:52:19.080 --> 00:52:23.290
  • I AM LOVED AND SOUGHT FOR BY THE GOD OF ALL CREATION.
  • 00:52:24.010 --> 00:52:29.050
  • I AM HIS." AND I PRAY, LORD, THAT YOU WOULD SEAL
  • 00:52:29.070 --> 00:52:33.100
  • THAT UP IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND I PRAY THAT
  • 00:52:33.120 --> 00:52:36.080
  • YOU WOULD RAISE UP SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
  • 00:52:36.100 --> 00:52:38.160
  • LORD, WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT THE
  • 00:52:38.180 --> 00:52:40.260
  • FATHERLESS GENERATION WILL BECOME THE FATHERED
  • 00:52:40.280 --> 00:52:44.170
  • GENERATION, AND THERE WILL BE A LEGACY AND A
  • 00:52:44.190 --> 00:52:48.080
  • HERITAGE IN THE GENERATIONS TO COME THAT
  • 00:52:48.100 --> 00:52:50.190
  • YOU CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT
  • 00:52:50.210 --> 00:52:54.200
  • AND STARTED A BRAND NEW STORY, NOT JUST FOR THEM,
  • 00:52:54.220 --> 00:52:58.140
  • BUT FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN AND
  • 00:52:58.160 --> 00:53:01.040
  • THEIR CHILDREN. LORD, YOU DO IT.
  • 00:53:01.060 --> 00:53:03.140
  • YOU TURN STORIES AROUND, AND WE BELIEVE YOU'RE
  • 00:53:03.160 --> 00:53:06.250
  • GOING TO DO IT NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS. AMEN.
  • 00:53:06.270 --> 00:53:09.250
  • - WOW, BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:53:09.270 --> 00:53:11.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:53:11.190 --> 00:53:13.140
  • "NOT FORSAKEN", THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE NOW, AND YOU
  • 00:53:13.160 --> 00:53:18.000
  • SIT HERE, AND YOU TRY TO DISCONNECT YOURSELF AND
  • 00:53:18.020 --> 00:53:23.150
  • SAY, WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:53:23.170 --> 00:53:25.010
  • I HAD A PERFECT EXPERIENCE WITH --
  • 00:53:25.030 --> 00:53:28.100
  • 11 DAYS BEFORE MY DAD DIED, MY WHOLE FAMILY SAT WITH
  • 00:53:28.120 --> 00:53:31.260
  • HIM, AND ONE OF THE FUNNIEST LITTLE FUNNY
  • 00:53:31.280 --> 00:53:36.020
  • THINGS IS MY DAD WAS DYING OF
  • 00:53:36.040 --> 00:53:37.280
  • CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
  • 00:53:38.000 --> 00:53:40.040
  • THAT MEANT HE WAS JUST KIND OF SLOWLY LOSING ENERGY.
  • 00:53:40.060 --> 00:53:44.230
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:53:44.250 --> 00:53:49.050
  • HAPPEN IS HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:53:49.070 --> 00:53:51.040
  • HAVE ANY SALTY FOOD.
  • 00:53:51.060 --> 00:53:54.050
  • SO I TAKE HIM INTO THE BACK ROOM, CODY WALKS IN
  • 00:53:54.070 --> 00:53:58.130
  • WHO'S RIGHT HERE ON ONE OF THE CAMERAS.
  • 00:53:58.150 --> 00:54:00.200
  • CODY WALKS IN, HE WALKS IN NOT KNOWING ANYTHING,
  • 00:54:00.220 --> 00:54:03.110
  • HE CAME IN SEPARATELY, HE WALKS IN AND CLUNKS DOWN
  • 00:54:03.130 --> 00:54:06.000
  • A BUNCH OF CHIC-FIL-A SANDWICHES.
  • 00:54:06.020 --> 00:54:09.210
  • - FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:54:09.230 --> 00:54:11.160
  • - I'M IN THE BACK ROOM.
  • 00:54:11.180 --> 00:54:13.000
  • MY DAD SITS DOWN, STARTS EATING CHIC-FIL-A
  • 00:54:13.020 --> 00:54:15.040
  • SANDWICHES AND FRENCH FRIES AND THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:54:15.060 --> 00:54:19.280
  • AND I WALK OUT GOING [GASPING] LIKE
  • 00:54:20.000 --> 00:54:22.190
  • YOU CAN'T EAT THIS!
  • 00:54:22.210 --> 00:54:24.120
  • AND I SAT DOWN AND I JUST WENT, FOR GOODNESS SAKES,
  • 00:54:24.140 --> 00:54:27.170
  • ENJOY IT.
  • 00:54:27.190 --> 00:54:29.000
  • - I'M DONE ANYWAY. - ENJOY IT.
  • 00:54:29.020 --> 00:54:30.190
  • - MY PLEASURE.
  • 00:54:30.210 --> 00:54:32.210
  • - AND WE ENDED UP TALKING ABOUT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:54:32.230 --> 00:54:37.150
  • AND LOVE AND PRAYING TOGETHER.
  • 00:54:37.170 --> 00:54:40.110
  • - WHAT A GIFT.
  • 00:54:40.130 --> 00:54:42.100
  • - AND JUST DIRECTION AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES.
  • 00:54:42.120 --> 00:54:44.170
  • 11 DAYS BEFORE MY DAD PASSED.
  • 00:54:44.190 --> 00:54:47.050
  • - TELL THAT STORY REAL QUICK ABOUT THE STAGE.
  • 00:54:47.070 --> 00:54:51.090
  • - OH, MY GOSH, I CAN'T TELL THAT WHOLE STORY,
  • 00:54:51.110 --> 00:54:53.090
  • BUT MY DAD, CHIC-FIL-A LOGO, WE DO THE BIGGEST
  • 00:54:53.110 --> 00:54:56.250
  • PASSION EVENT WE'VE EVER DONE AT A FOOTBALL
  • 00:54:56.270 --> 00:54:58.140
  • STADIUM A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 00:54:58.160 --> 00:55:00.090
  • THERE WAS A FOOTBALL GAME THE NIGHT BEFORE, GAME
  • 00:55:00.110 --> 00:55:02.020
  • ENDS, THEY PUT A TERRAPLAS ON THE FIELD.
  • 00:55:02.040 --> 00:55:04.030
  • THEY BUILD OUR STAGE UP AT THE 50 YARD LINE.
  • 00:55:04.050 --> 00:55:06.000
  • 24 HOURS LATER, I WALK UP ON THE STAGE, BIGGEST
  • 00:55:06.020 --> 00:55:08.160
  • PASSION EVENT OF ALL TIME, MY DAD'S DEATH AND
  • 00:55:08.180 --> 00:55:11.010
  • ILLNESS LED TO THE BEGINNING OF PASSION, AND
  • 00:55:11.030 --> 00:55:13.120
  • AS I WALK UP ON THE STAGE, I REMEMBER WHAT
  • 00:55:13.140 --> 00:55:16.210
  • WAS ON THAT FIELD THE NIGHT BEFORE, AND IT'S
  • 00:55:16.230 --> 00:55:19.100
  • STILL THERE, THE LOGO OF THAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • 00:55:19.120 --> 00:55:22.040
  • BOWL GAME, THE CHIC-FIL-A BOWL.
  • 00:55:22.060 --> 00:55:24.080
  • - IS THAT CRAZY?
  • 00:55:24.100 --> 00:55:26.140
  • - AND YOU'RE STANDING THERE.
  • 00:55:26.160 --> 00:55:28.080
  • - AND FOR FOUR DAYS I STAND AND LEAD THE
  • 00:55:28.100 --> 00:55:30.000
  • BIGGEST EVENT PASSION HAS DONE ON TOP
  • 00:55:30.020 --> 00:55:31.170
  • OF MY DAD'S LOGO.
  • 00:55:31.190 --> 00:55:34.110
  • AFTER ALL THE DISABILITY, THE ILLNESS, THE
  • 00:55:34.130 --> 00:55:36.170
  • HEARTACHE, IT'S GOD SAYING I'M IN THIS STORY,
  • 00:55:36.190 --> 00:55:39.110
  • AND HE'S IN EVERY STORY.
  • 00:55:39.130 --> 00:55:41.010
  • - THAT'S SO GOOD.
  • 00:55:41.030 --> 00:55:43.020
  • - NOT FORSAKEN IS AVAILABLE NOW, AND YOU
  • 00:55:43.040 --> 00:55:46.040
  • KNOW, THIS HELPS YOU START FILLING THAT GAP.
  • 00:55:46.060 --> 00:55:50.020
  • SO THIS WILL LEAD -- I MEAN, JESUS IS THE GAP --
  • 00:55:50.040 --> 00:55:52.100
  • - FILLER. - BUT THIS IS AVAILABLE NOW.
  • 00:55:52.120 --> 00:55:54.210
  • - THE GAP FILLER.
  • 00:55:54.230 --> 00:55:58.030
  • - EXACTLY, THE ONE THAT FILLS THE GAP IS.
  • 00:55:58.050 --> 00:56:00.290
  • - EVERYTHING. - YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:56:01.010 --> 00:56:03.220
  • YOU SIT THERE, AND YOU TRY TO SAY THINGS TO MAKE
  • 00:56:03.240 --> 00:56:06.070
  • JESUS APPLICABLE OR RELEVANT.
  • 00:56:06.090 --> 00:56:08.130
  • JESUS IS RELEVANT IN EVERY SITUATION.
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  • - EVERY MOMENT, EVERYBODY, EVERY MOMENT.
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  • - AND WE ARE THRILLED, OKAY, TO BE A PART OF
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  • HELPING GET THIS TO YOU.
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  • THAT 800 NUMBER, ALL OF THE OPERATORS KNOW WHY
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  • YOU'RE CALLING.
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  • YOU'RE CALLING FOR "NOT FORSAKEN." IT'S FATHER'S
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  • DAY COMING UP SOON.
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  • GET THIS FOR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED THIS.
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  • IT'S FOR MEN. IT'S FOR WOMEN.
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  • PASTOR LOUIE, WE LOVE YOU.
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  • - SHELLY, LOVE YOU.
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  • - YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST.
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  • - WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME, BYE BYE.
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