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Hope for the Holidays: A TBN Christmas

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December 7, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch welcome Joel & Victoria Osteen, Beth Moore, James & Betty Robison, Samuel & Eva Rodriguez, O.S. and Susie Hawkins and John Gray to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a holiday special filled with the joy of Christmas and hope for the New Year.

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Hope for the Holidays: A TBN Christmas

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  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: WOO!
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO!
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  • - VICTORIA: "HOPE FOR THE
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  • HOLIDAYS."
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: MERRY
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  • CHRISTMAS!
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  • - MATT CROUCH: IT GOES IN MY
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  • EAR!
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  • [JOEL LAUGHING]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: "HOPE FOR THE
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  • HOLIDAYS"!
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MATT: SING OUR OPENING THEME
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  • SONG.
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  • [JOHN GRAY SINGING A CAPPELLA]
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  • IT'S A TBN CHRISTMAS,
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  • A TBN CHRISTMAS
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  • - JOHN GRAY: WHAT'RE WE DOING
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  • IN OUR LIVES?
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  • - MATT: GET US IN THE MOOD.
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  • [JOHN SINGING A CAPPELLA]
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  • I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE
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  • CHRISTMAS
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  • - MATT: IT WAS SOME 2.000 YEARS
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  • AGO THAT A STAR APPEARED ABOVE A
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  • FIELD IN BETHLEHEM, SIGNALING
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  • ONE VERY POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT
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  • THING: HOPE HAD ARRIVED, AND 400
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  • YEARS OF SILENCE WAS BROKEN BY A
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  • BABY'S CRY.
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  • HIS NAME WAS JESUS.
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  • THAT MEANT HOPE WAS ALIVE RIGHT
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  • HERE ON EARTH, AND WE BROUGHT
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  • PASTOR JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN.
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  • HOPE IS HERE.
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  • COME ON, JOEL.
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  • - JOEL: HEY, IT'S SO GREAT TO
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  • BE WITH YOU.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU
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  • WE LOVE YOU GUYS.
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  • WE HAVE A GREAT LINEUP.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA BE INSPIRED AND
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  • UPLIFTED TONIGHT.
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  • CALL A FRIEND AND GET READY FOR
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  • "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS," RIGHT
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  • HERE FROM JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING.
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  • - VICTORIA: AND YOU KNOW WHAT
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  • THIS MEANS FOR US?
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  • IT MEANS, AS THE SILENCE HAS
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  • BEEN BROKEN, WE CAN HEAR FROM
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  • GOD, AND GOD HEARS US, SO KNOW
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  • TODAY HE HEARS YOUR CRY.
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  • HE'S THERE FOR YOU AND RIGHT
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  • WITH YOU.
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  • WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE
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  • GONNA HEAR AND WHAT WE'RE GONNA
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  • EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
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  • - LAURIE: YOU'RE GONNA LOVE
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  • THIS PROGRAM.
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  • WE'RE HERE TO BE FAMILY WITH
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  • YOU, AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A
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  • FAMILY, YOU'LL ADOPT US.
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  • WE'RE ADOPTABLE.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • WE WANT YOU TO JOIN
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  • US TONIGHT IN THIS VERY SPECIAL
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  • GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
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  • GRAB SOME HOT CHOCOLATE AND SOME
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  • MARSHMALLOWS AND SOME CHOCOLATE.
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  • DID I SAY CHOCOLATE ALREADY?
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  • THAT CHOCOLATE?
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • AND JUST ENJOY THIS
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  • BEAUTIFUL TIME.
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  • WE'VE GOT AMAZING GUESTS.
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  • I KNOW THINGS THAT ARE GONNA
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  • BE SPOKEN INTO YOUR HEART
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  • TONIGHT, AND THANK YOU FOR
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  • JOINING US.
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  • THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH
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  • US.
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  • THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.
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  • WE'RE STANDING OUT HERE IN THIS
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  • FREEZING COLD WEATHER BECAUSE
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  • IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE OF
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  • YOU.
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  • WE WANT YOU TO JOIN WITH US.
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  • - MATT: FIRST OF ALL, YOU GUYS
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  • LOOK ADORABLE, AND I'VE NEVER
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  • SEEN JOEL IN A BEANIE, AND I
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  • LOVE IT.
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  • IT'S A GREAT LOOK.
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  • IT'S "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS"!
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  • HOLY NAME,
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  • ONCE YOU'VE SEEN THAT SHININ'
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  • STAR,
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  • YOU CAN'T KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
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  • - JOEL: TODAY'S PROGRAM, WE
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  • HAVE JOHN GRAY.
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  • - JOHN GRAY: HOPE IS HERE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT.
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  • CHRISTMAS IS NOT ABOUT US
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  • EXCHANGING GIFTS.
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  • IT'S ABOUT THE FACT THAT GOD HAD
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  • ENOUGH HOPE IN HUMANITY THAT HE
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  • GAVE HIS VERY BEST WHEN WE WERE
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  • AT OUR VERY WORST.
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU'LL BE INSPIRED
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  • BY JAMES AND BETTY ROBISON.
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  • - JAMES ROBISON: AND I THINK
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  • THE WHOLE WORLD REALLY IS
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  • WAITING TO SEE MAYBE WHAT A
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  • FAMILY LOOKS LIKE, AND WE COULD
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  • ACTUALLY TAKE THEM BACK, NOT TO
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  • WHERE WE WERE, BUT PERHAPS WHERE
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  • THE FATHER REALLY WANTS US TO BE
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  • BECAUSE OF THE BIRTH THAT WE
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  • CELEBRATE.
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  • - LAURIE: WE'VE GOT THE ONE AND
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  • ONLY BETH MOORE.
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  • - BETH MOORE: CAN YOU EVEN
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  • FATHOM WHAT THE ANGELS IN THE
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  • HEAVENLIES WERE DOING WHEN IT
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  • COMES TIME-- I MEAN, IT'S
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  • CEREMONIAL.
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  • THEY'RE GONNA LIFT THIS BABY UP,
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  • THIS TINY LITTLE INFANT.
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  • IT IS THE SON OF GOD.
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  • - MATT: OUR DEAR FRIENDS O.S.
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  • AND SUSIE HAWKINS.
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  • - O.S. HAWKINS:
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  • CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT WORSHIP.
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  • IT'S ABOUT WORSHIPPING THE LORD
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  • JESUS CHRIST, AND AS SUSIE
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  • OFTEN SAYS, THERE'S SOMETHING
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  • INNATE WITHIN EVERY ONE OF US
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  • THAT WE'RE CALLED TO WANT TO
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  • WORSHIP.
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  • - LAURIE: WE HAVE COLBY AND
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  • NINA MAY.
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  • - COLBY MAY: AND GOD CHOSE A
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  • VIRGIN TO BRING FORWARD THE
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  • HOLY CHILD WHO BECAME THE
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  • PERFECT MAN THAT, FOR COLBY MAY,
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  • NOW STANDS AS THE REASON I HAVE
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  • THE ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • - VICTORIA: OH, YOU'RE GONNA
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  • LOVE SAMUEL AND EVA RODRIGUEZ.
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  • - SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ: WHY NOT,
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  • INSTEAD OF WHINING ABOUT WHAT
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE, RESPECTFULLY,
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  • WHY DON'T YOU GIVE GOD PRAISE
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  • FOR WHAT YOU DO HAVE?
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  • YOU HAVE LIFE.
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  • YOU HAVE LIFE ABUNDANTLY, AN
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  • ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • YOU HAVE A FAITH THAT MOVES
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  • MOUNTAINS.
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  • GO TELL,
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  • GO TELL,
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  • GO TELL,
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  • GO TELL
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  • - JOEL: HEY, MERRY CHRISTMAS,
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  • EVERYONE.
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  • IT'S A JOY TO SPEND TIME WITH
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  • OUR TBN FAMILY, AND THANKS FOR
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  • TUNIN' IN TONIGHT.
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  • MAYBE YOU CAN CALL A FRIEND, BUT
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  • WE JUST WANTED TO HAVE SOME FUN
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  • AND SHARE SOME HOPE WITH YA AND
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  • JUST--
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  • - LAURIE: MATT, WAIT, NO!
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - VICTORIA: WE HOPE WE CAN PUT
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  • A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!
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  • YOU KNOW, ON THESE HOLIDAY
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  • SEASONS, GATHER YOUR FRIENDS AND
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  • YOUR FAMILY SO YOU CAN SEE THE
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  • CRAZY STUFF GOIN' ON!
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  • - JOEL: AND WE'RE GONNA TALK TO
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  • YOU ABOUT HOW TO OVERCOME
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  • ANNOYING PEOPLE AND UH--
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • WE'RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF
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  • FUN TODAY, BUT IT'S
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  • FREEZING OUT HERE!
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  • - LAURIE: YOU KNOW WHAT I
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  • WANTED THIS YEAR IS FOR THOSE OF
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  • YOU WHO MIGHT BE SITTING AROUND
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  • WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF FAMILY--
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  • LITTLE GRANDKIDS RUNNIN' AROUND,
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  • CHILDREN, COUSINS, EVERYBODY--
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  • AND FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE
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  • SITTIN' HOME ALONE, WE WANNA BE
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  • YOUR FAMILY THIS YEAR.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT YOUR
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  • CIRCUMSTANCES, WE WANNA BE THERE
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  • FOR YOU.
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  • SO IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FAMILY,
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  • HERE WE ARE IF YOU'LL HAVE US.
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  • - MATT: THIS IS UNCLE JOEL,
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  • COUSIN VICTORIA, SISTER LAURIE--
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  • - JOEL: GREAT-GRANDPA MATT.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - VICTORIA: GRANDPA MATT!
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  • - MATT: GRANDPA MATT, YEAH,
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  • HAH!
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  • IT'S "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS."
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM
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  • JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING.
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  • - LAURIE: WOO!
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  • JOY TO THE WORLD.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MATT: JOHN GRAY?
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  • - JOHN: YES, MATT?
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  • - MATT: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO
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  • WYOMING BEFORE?
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  • - JOHN: IN MY MIND I'VE BEEN
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  • TO WYOMING, BUT THIS IS THE
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  • FIRST TIME THAT I'VE BEEN TO
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  • JACKSON HOLE.
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  • IT IS BEAUTIFUL.
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  • I'VE SEEN LARGE BULL ELK WITH
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  • LARGE ANTLERS, WHO LOOKED AT ME
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  • AND WERE LIKE, "NOW, WHAT ARE
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  • YOU?"
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • "WE HAVEN'T SEEN YOU BEFORE."
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  • AND I'VE SEEN A BALD EAGLE,
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  • SO MY LIFE HAS BEEN MADE,
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  • AND I'M HANGIN' WITH YOU AND
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  • SO--
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  • - MATT: OKAY, TELL US ABOUT
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  • YOUR GETTING HERE.
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  • - JOHN: OH, MY GOODNESS,
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  • REALLY?
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  • YOU WANT THE WHOLE STORY?
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  • - MATT: YEAH, I WANNA--
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  • - LAURIE: YOUR MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • IT STARTED AT 6 IN THE MORNING
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  • IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.
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  • JUST TRIED TO GET HERE FOR A
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  • LOVELY TBN.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF A BLIZZARD IN
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  • DENVER, MY FLIGHT WAS DELAYED 5
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  • HOURS, JUST 5 HOURS.
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  • NO BIG DEAL, AND WE WERE FINALLY
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  • ABLE TO LAND, AND I CONNECT WITH
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  • PASTOR SAMMY RODRIGUEZ AND HIS
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  • BEAUTIFUL WIFE, AND WE'RE
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  • WAITING ON OUR SECOND FLIGHT,
  • 00:06:27.180 --> 00:06:29.240
  • AND IT TOOK ANOTHER 5, 6 HOURS,
  • 00:06:29.240 --> 00:06:32.010
  • SO WE'RE JUST IN THE AIRPORT FOR
  • 00:06:32.010 --> 00:06:33.100
  • 11 HOURS, DRINKIN' COFFEE, ALL
  • 00:06:33.100 --> 00:06:34.190
  • THE BROWN PEOPLE.
  • 00:06:34.190 --> 00:06:35.250
  • YOU KNOW, ALL THE WHITE FOLK,
  • 00:06:35.250 --> 00:06:36.270
  • Y'ALL HERE.
  • 00:06:36.270 --> 00:06:38.060
  • THE BROWN FOLK ARE JUST HITTIN'
  • 00:06:38.060 --> 00:06:39.070
  • DENVER, STUCK IN THE SNOW.
  • 00:06:39.070 --> 00:06:41.000
  • YOU KNOW, BROTHERS DON'T LIKE
  • 00:06:41.000 --> 00:06:42.070
  • SNOW, SO YOU GOT ME OUT HERE
  • 00:06:42.070 --> 00:06:43.150
  • FREEZIN'.
  • 00:06:43.150 --> 00:06:44.240
  • I'M IN A SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT.
  • 00:06:44.240 --> 00:06:46.250
  • BUT WE'LL DO ANYTHING FOR Y'ALL,
  • 00:06:46.250 --> 00:06:47.220
  • RIGHT, SAMMO?
  • 00:06:47.220 --> 00:06:50.120
  • - SAMUEL: INDEED, WHICH
  • 00:06:50.120 --> 00:06:51.130
  • OFFICIALLY MADE ANYTHING PRIOR
  • 00:06:51.130 --> 00:06:52.120
  • TO US A "WHITE CHRISTMAS."
  • 00:06:52.120 --> 00:06:53.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:06:55.040 --> 00:06:58.040
  • - MATT: SING US A LITTLE SONG.
  • 00:06:58.040 --> 00:06:58.260
  • GET US IN THE MOOD.
  • 00:06:58.260 --> 00:07:01.040
  • I'M DREAMING OF A
  • 00:07:01.040 --> 00:07:02.270
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:07:02.270 --> 00:07:04.170
  • WITH A LITTLE BIT OF CHOCOLAE
  • 00:07:04.170 --> 00:07:05.110
  • ON THE SIDE
  • 00:07:05.110 --> 00:07:07.010
  • - JOHN: THAT'S ALL YOU GET.
  • 00:07:07.010 --> 00:07:08.070
  • YOU GOTTA KEEP WATCHIN' IF YOU
  • 00:07:08.070 --> 00:07:08.280
  • WANT THE REST.
  • 00:07:08.280 --> 00:07:09.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:07:09.230 --> 00:07:10.280
  • IT'S CRAZY.
  • 00:07:10.280 --> 00:07:12.080
  • ALL THAT WE DO FOR JESUS: TWO
  • 00:07:12.080 --> 00:07:13.180
  • AIRPLANES, AND THEN THE LANDING
  • 00:07:13.180 --> 00:07:15.110
  • GEAR, SOMETHIN' HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:07:15.110 --> 00:07:16.140
  • THE LANDING GEAR ON OUR DEAL.
  • 00:07:16.140 --> 00:07:18.130
  • I SAID, "JESUS, PLEASE BE
  • 00:07:18.130 --> 00:07:19.070
  • LANDING GEAR.
  • 00:07:19.070 --> 00:07:21.200
  • I LOVE YOU, BUT I DO NOT WANNA
  • 00:07:21.200 --> 00:07:22.230
  • SEE YOU TODAY.
  • 00:07:22.230 --> 00:07:24.060
  • GIVE ME ANOTHER 70 YEARS,
  • 00:07:24.060 --> 00:07:25.230
  • PLEASE."
  • 00:07:25.230 --> 00:07:28.050
  • - MATT: SING OUR OPENING THEME
  • 00:07:28.050 --> 00:07:29.010
  • SONG.
  • 00:07:29.010 --> 00:07:30.240
  • - JOHN: A CHRISTMAS THEME SONG.
  • 00:07:30.240 --> 00:07:32.150
  • SO WE'VE GOT THE OSTEENS, THE
  • 00:07:32.150 --> 00:07:33.260
  • RODRIGUEZ AND THE CROUCH FAMILY,
  • 00:07:35.020 --> 00:07:38.020
  • AND WE'VE GOT A LITTLE GRAY S
  • 00:07:38.020 --> 00:07:39.240
  • WELL
  • 00:07:39.240 --> 00:07:42.170
  • SO JUST TUNE IN AND ENJOY THE
  • 00:07:42.170 --> 00:07:44.170
  • SHOW,
  • 00:07:44.170 --> 00:07:45.190
  • AND THERE'S NOWHERE ELSE
  • 00:07:45.190 --> 00:07:46.200
  • YOU CAN GO
  • 00:07:46.200 --> 00:07:48.100
  • 'CAUSE IT'S SNOWIN' OUTSIDE
  • 00:07:48.100 --> 00:07:49.150
  • AND ALL'S GOING TO BE WELL,
  • 00:07:49.150 --> 00:07:51.240
  • HEY,
  • 00:07:51.240 --> 00:07:52.280
  • 'CAUSE IT'S A TBN CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:07:52.280 --> 00:07:55.280
  • A TBN CHRISTMAS
  • 00:07:55.280 --> 00:07:58.050
  • MY SHIRT'S TOO TIGHT
  • 00:07:58.050 --> 00:08:00.050
  • SO I GOTTA END THIS SONG
  • 00:08:00.090 --> 00:08:03.090
  • 'CAUSE THE BUTTON'S ABOUT TO
  • 00:08:03.100 --> 00:08:06.100
  • POP OFF,
  • 00:08:06.100 --> 00:08:07.210
  • AND THE WEIGHT IS NOT GONNA
  • 00:08:07.210 --> 00:08:08.130
  • DROP OFF
  • 00:08:08.130 --> 00:08:09.220
  • SO, PASTOR JOEL, TAKE ME
  • 00:08:09.220 --> 00:08:11.000
  • OUT FROM HERE
  • 00:08:11.000 --> 00:08:13.230
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:08:13.230 --> 00:08:15.010
  • - JOEL: GREAT, JOHN.
  • 00:08:15.010 --> 00:08:18.000
  • HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
  • 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:19.100
  • - JOHN: I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:08:19.100 --> 00:08:20.180
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:08:20.180 --> 00:08:22.180
  • I JUST HAD TACOS FOR LUNCH.
  • 00:08:22.180 --> 00:08:23.220
  • WHO HAS TACOS IN WYOMING?
  • 00:08:23.220 --> 00:08:25.140
  • ANYWAY, IT WAS GOOD.
  • 00:08:25.140 --> 00:08:26.230
  • - SAMUEL: CAREFUL, JUST SAYING.
  • 00:08:26.230 --> 00:08:28.140
  • - JOHN: ALL RIGHT, SORRY.
  • 00:08:28.140 --> 00:08:29.080
  • I LOVE TACOS.
  • 00:08:29.080 --> 00:08:29.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:29.280 --> 00:08:32.130
  • YOU GOTTA GET IT TOGETHER.
  • 00:08:32.130 --> 00:08:33.120
  • WE'RE ON LIVE TV.
  • 00:08:33.120 --> 00:08:34.240
  • - MATT: YEAH, I KNOW.
  • 00:08:34.240 --> 00:08:35.130
  • - JOHN: LIVE TO TAPE.
  • 00:08:35.130 --> 00:08:36.070
  • - MATT: WELL, YOU AND I ARE
  • 00:08:36.070 --> 00:08:37.100
  • GONNA GO OUTSIDE HERE IN A
  • 00:08:37.100 --> 00:08:37.290
  • LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:08:37.290 --> 00:08:38.130
  • - JOHN: NO, WE AREN'T.
  • 00:08:38.130 --> 00:08:39.060
  • - MATT: NO, IT'S GONNA BE GOOD.
  • 00:08:39.060 --> 00:08:39.280
  • - JOHN: BROTHERS DON'T DO SNOW.
  • 00:08:39.280 --> 00:08:40.220
  • - MATT: YOU'RE GONNA BE AN
  • 00:08:40.220 --> 00:08:41.270
  • ICICLE STICK.
  • 00:08:41.270 --> 00:08:42.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:42.140 --> 00:08:43.100
  • - JOHN: PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:08:43.100 --> 00:08:44.060
  • JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS.
  • 00:08:44.060 --> 00:08:46.000
  • - MATT: I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU
  • 00:08:46.000 --> 00:08:46.250
  • OUTSIDE.
  • 00:08:46.250 --> 00:08:48.060
  • - JOHN: WHAT'RE WE DOING IN OUR
  • 00:08:48.060 --> 00:08:49.110
  • LIVES?
  • 00:08:49.110 --> 00:08:50.180
  • - MATT: OKAY, TELL ME WHAT YOU
  • 00:08:50.180 --> 00:08:51.290
  • THINK ABOUT THIS MOMENT HERE
  • 00:08:51.290 --> 00:08:54.200
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:08:54.200 --> 00:08:55.150
  • - JOHN: THIS MOMENT?
  • 00:08:55.150 --> 00:08:56.160
  • - MATT: YEAH, I WANNA KNOW WHAT
  • 00:08:56.160 --> 00:08:57.080
  • YOU THINK ABOUT THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:08:57.080 --> 00:08:57.280
  • - JOHN: I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE
  • 00:08:57.280 --> 00:08:58.250
  • THE BRAIN CELL THAT WAS GONNA
  • 00:08:58.250 --> 00:08:59.260
  • LET ME THINK IT, IT'S FROZE,
  • 00:09:00.130 --> 00:09:03.130
  • "-EN," "FROZEN."
  • 00:09:03.130 --> 00:09:04.170
  • IT'S FROZEN.
  • 00:09:04.170 --> 00:09:06.170
  • - MATT: OKAY, SO EXPLAIN TO THE
  • 00:09:06.170 --> 00:09:07.180
  • VIEWERS THAT THIS IS NOT A
  • 00:09:07.180 --> 00:09:08.070
  • GREEN-SCREEN SET.
  • 00:09:08.070 --> 00:09:09.050
  • WE'RE NOT IN, LIKE, AN
  • 00:09:09.050 --> 00:09:10.200
  • AIR-CONDITIONED, HEATED, YOU
  • 00:09:10.200 --> 00:09:11.200
  • KNOW, STUDIO SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:09:11.200 --> 00:09:13.130
  • - JOHN: THIS IS NOT A GREEN
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:14.030
  • SCREEN.
  • 00:09:14.030 --> 00:09:15.270
  • THIS IS REAL HUMAN SNOW.
  • 00:09:15.270 --> 00:09:17.090
  • THIS IS REAL AMERICAN SHOW.
  • 00:09:17.090 --> 00:09:19.180
  • LIKE, THERE'S BALD EAGLES FLYING
  • 00:09:19.180 --> 00:09:21.000
  • AROUND, WAITING FOR ME TO DIE.
  • 00:09:21.000 --> 00:09:22.260
  • THERE'S VULTURES THAT CAN SMELL
  • 00:09:22.260 --> 00:09:24.200
  • PREMIUM DARK MEAT, WAITING FOR
  • 00:09:24.200 --> 00:09:27.060
  • ME TO KEEL OVER SO THEY CAN POKE
  • 00:09:27.060 --> 00:09:29.200
  • MY EYES OUT.
  • 00:09:29.200 --> 00:09:32.040
  • JESUS, HELP ME.
  • 00:09:32.040 --> 00:09:34.050
  • WE GOT A BULL ELK BACK THERE
  • 00:09:34.050 --> 00:09:35.270
  • WITH, LIKE, 40-INCH ANTLERS AND
  • 00:09:35.270 --> 00:09:37.240
  • A GRIZZLY BEAR WAITIN' LIKE,
  • 00:09:37.240 --> 00:09:39.120
  • "YEAH, I'VE BEEN WAITIN' ON YOU.
  • 00:09:39.120 --> 00:09:40.050
  • I SAW YOU COME IN LAST NIGHT."
  • 00:09:40.050 --> 00:09:41.180
  • WE ARE 7.000 FEET UP A MOUNTAIN.
  • 00:09:41.190 --> 00:09:44.190
  • IF I FALL THE WRONG WAY, I COULD
  • 00:09:44.190 --> 00:09:46.270
  • LITERALLY DIE, GOING DOWN THE
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:49.090
  • MOUNTAIN, ALL OF THIS FOR TBN,
  • 00:09:49.090 --> 00:09:50.270
  • JESUS.
  • 00:09:52.000 --> 00:09:55.000
  • AND HAVE YOURSELF A
  • 00:09:55.000 --> 00:09:56.050
  • MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:10:00.010
  • - MATT: WHEN YOU WERE GROWING
  • 00:10:00.010 --> 00:10:01.020
  • UP, CHRISTMAS WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:01.230
  • SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT.
  • 00:10:01.230 --> 00:10:02.270
  • START WITH SOMETHIN' BACK IN THE
  • 00:10:02.270 --> 00:10:03.260
  • DAY.
  • 00:10:03.260 --> 00:10:06.230
  • - JAMES ROBISON: MATT, I'M
  • 00:10:06.230 --> 00:10:07.130
  • SORRY TO SAY THAT, FOR ME, MY
  • 00:10:07.130 --> 00:10:08.040
  • FAMILY SITUATION WAS MORE
  • 00:10:08.040 --> 00:10:08.290
  • TYPICAL THAN FOR PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:10:08.290 --> 00:10:09.260
  • HAVE FAMILY TODAY.
  • 00:10:09.260 --> 00:10:10.240
  • I DIDN'T HAVE A SETTLED
  • 00:10:13.180 --> 00:10:14.060
  • SITUATION, BUT AS A LITTLE
  • 00:10:14.060 --> 00:10:15.040
  • CHILD, I OBVIOUSLY LOOKED
  • 00:10:15.040 --> 00:10:15.230
  • FORWARD TO CHRISTMASTIME BECAUSE
  • 00:10:15.230 --> 00:10:17.030
  • I WAS REALLY KIND OF IN A POOR
  • 00:10:17.030 --> 00:10:18.110
  • AND I'D GET SOME LITTLE GIFTS,
  • 00:10:20.290 --> 00:10:21.200
  • AND I WAS EXCITED LIKE A LITTLE
  • 00:10:21.200 --> 00:10:22.160
  • KID.
  • 00:10:22.160 --> 00:10:23.090
  • THE ONE THING I DO REMEMBER
  • 00:10:23.090 --> 00:10:24.010
  • THOUGH IS THAT YOU COULD TALK
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:26.120
  • ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:10:26.120 --> 00:10:27.140
  • YOU COULD SING THE CHRISTMAS
  • 00:10:27.140 --> 00:10:28.120
  • CAROLS.
  • 00:10:28.120 --> 00:10:29.170
  • THERE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE THE
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:30.160
  • PUSH-BACK.
  • 00:10:30.160 --> 00:10:31.190
  • TODAY IT'S ALMOST LIKE THERE'S
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:33.210
  • AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON THE THINGS
  • 00:10:33.210 --> 00:10:35.140
  • THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER MOST
  • 00:10:35.140 --> 00:10:36.210
  • PRECIOUS AND EVEN MOST SACRED,
  • 00:10:36.210 --> 00:10:37.120
  • AND I'M REALLY SADDENED IN THAT
  • 00:10:37.120 --> 00:10:39.230
  • TODAY PEOPLE DON'T SEEM TO SEE
  • 00:10:39.230 --> 00:10:42.060
  • THAT, AND I THINK THAT THERE
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:44.050
  • MUST BE AN AWAKENING TO WHAT
  • 00:10:44.120 --> 00:10:47.120
  • REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE, AND I
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:48.280
  • THINK IT'S NOT GOING TO BE
  • 00:10:48.280 --> 00:10:50.210
  • BECAUSE WE DELIVER A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:10:50.210 --> 00:10:52.040
  • MESSAGE ABOUT CHRISTIANITY OR
  • 00:10:52.040 --> 00:10:54.270
  • CHRISTMAS BUT BECAUSE WE REVEAL
  • 00:10:54.270 --> 00:10:57.050
  • A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHRIST
  • 00:10:57.050 --> 00:10:59.290
  • BORN ON CHRISTMAS, WHO, NOW,
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.090
  • BECAUSE OF HIS SACRIFICIAL
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:02.240
  • DEATH, LIVES IN US, AND WE HAVE
  • 00:11:02.240 --> 00:11:04.220
  • A REASON TO REJOICE, AND I THINK
  • 00:11:04.220 --> 00:11:06.090
  • THE WHOLE WORLD REALLY IS
  • 00:11:06.090 --> 00:11:07.180
  • WAITING TO SEE MAYBE WHAT A
  • 00:11:07.180 --> 00:11:09.020
  • FAMILY LOOKS LIKE, AND WE COULD
  • 00:11:09.020 --> 00:11:10.240
  • ACTUALLY TAKE THEM BACK, NOT TO
  • 00:11:10.240 --> 00:11:12.110
  • WHERE WE WERE, BUT PERHAPS WHERE
  • 00:11:12.110 --> 00:11:14.220
  • THE FATHER REALLY WANTS US TO BE
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:16.290
  • BECAUSE OF THE BIRTH THAT WE
  • 00:11:16.290 --> 00:11:18.000
  • CELEBRATE.
  • 00:11:18.000 --> 00:11:18.240
  • - MATT: BETTY?
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:19.210
  • - BETTY ROBISON: WELL, I CAME
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:21.140
  • FROM A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT
  • 00:11:21.140 --> 00:11:22.040
  • EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:11:22.040 --> 00:11:23.070
  • MY FAMILY WASN'T WEALTHY OR
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:24.120
  • ANYTHING, A FAMILY OF FOUR
  • 00:11:24.120 --> 00:11:25.180
  • CHILDREN, BUT, YOU KNOW, MY DAD
  • 00:11:25.180 --> 00:11:27.050
  • JUST WORKED HARD EVERY DAY, BUT
  • 00:11:27.050 --> 00:11:28.250
  • CHRISTMASES WERE REALLY SPECIAL
  • 00:11:28.250 --> 00:11:31.100
  • BECAUSE MY YOUNGER SISTER AND I
  • 00:11:31.100 --> 00:11:33.180
  • SHARED A LOT OF THE TOYS THAT WE
  • 00:11:33.180 --> 00:11:35.020
  • GOT FOR CHRISTMAS, AND WE JUST
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:37.110
  • THOUGHT THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY
  • 00:11:37.110 --> 00:11:39.030
  • NEAT, AND THE EXCITEMENT OF IT,
  • 00:11:39.030 --> 00:11:40.050
  • WE'D GET UP WEE HOURS OF THE
  • 00:11:40.050 --> 00:11:41.240
  • MORNING.
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:42.120
  • MOTHER WOULD SEND US BACK TO
  • 00:11:42.120 --> 00:11:43.160
  • BED, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:11:43.160 --> 00:11:44.060
  • SHE'D SAY, "YOU GO BACK TO BED.
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:45.140
  • IT'S NOT TIME TO GET UP."
  • 00:11:45.140 --> 00:11:46.180
  • AND WE JUST COULDN'T SLEEP
  • 00:11:46.180 --> 00:11:47.220
  • AT ALL, BUT JUST THE EXCITEMENT
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.290
  • OF FAMILY, ALWAYS FAMILY,
  • 00:11:48.290 --> 00:11:50.150
  • AND THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.070
  • - MATT: O.S.?
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:53.120
  • - O.S. HAWKINS: WELL, I WAS
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:54.030
  • SO I WAS A LITTLE KID IN THE
  • 00:11:59.190 --> 00:12:00.110
  • '50s.
  • 00:12:00.110 --> 00:12:01.040
  • IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE TIME TO BE
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:02.080
  • OUR SOLDIERS HAD, JUST A FEW
  • 00:12:04.050 --> 00:12:05.160
  • YEARS EARLIER, COME HOME FROM
  • 00:12:05.160 --> 00:12:06.070
  • THE GREAT WORLD WAR.
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:08.070
  • MY DAD FOUGHT IN THE SOUTH
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:08.260
  • PACIFIC AT GUAM AND OKINAWA.
  • 00:12:08.260 --> 00:12:11.100
  • THEY CAME BACK AND MARRIED THEIR
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:13.120
  • HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AND
  • 00:12:13.120 --> 00:12:14.170
  • BEGAN WHAT WE CALLED A BIG BABY
  • 00:12:14.170 --> 00:12:17.110
  • BOOM, AND I WAS ON THE FRONT END
  • 00:12:17.110 --> 00:12:18.200
  • OF THAT BABY BOOMER SITUATION,
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:21.120
  • SO IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE TIME.
  • 00:12:21.120 --> 00:12:24.100
  • WE WERE A THANKFUL AND A
  • 00:12:24.100 --> 00:12:25.140
  • GRATEFUL PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:25.140 --> 00:12:27.150
  • IN MY PUBLIC SCHOOL THERE IN
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:29.010
  • FORT WORTH, WE HEARD THE BIBLE
  • 00:12:29.010 --> 00:12:30.130
  • READ EVERY MORNING, AND PRAYER
  • 00:12:30.130 --> 00:12:31.220
  • GIVEN OVER THE INTERCOM.
  • 00:12:31.280 --> 00:12:34.280
  • A GROUP CALLED THE GIDEONS WOULD
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:35.200
  • COME AND HAND US A NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:12:35.200 --> 00:12:37.070
  • IN THE SCHOOL EVERY YEAR, AND IT
  • 00:12:37.070 --> 00:12:38.250
  • WAS JUST A BEAUTIFUL TIME OF AN
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:41.020
  • ETHIC WHERE PEOPLE WERE SO
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.240
  • GRATEFUL AND SO THANKFUL, SO IT
  • 00:12:43.170 --> 00:12:46.170
  • WAS A TIME THAT'S MUCH UNLIKE
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:48.160
  • THE CULTURE IN WHICH WE SEE
  • 00:12:48.160 --> 00:12:50.200
  • TODAY.
  • 00:12:50.200 --> 00:12:51.240
  • - MATT: SUSIE?
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:52.290
  • - SUSIE HAWKINS: WELL, I GREW
  • 00:12:52.290 --> 00:12:55.260
  • UP IN A TRADITIONAL FAMILY, AS
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:57.050
  • WELL, IN THE CHURCH, AND
  • 00:12:57.050 --> 00:12:59.200
  • CHRISTIANS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE
  • 00:12:59.200 --> 00:13:01.070
  • FAMILY, BUT WE CELEBRATED
  • 00:13:01.070 --> 00:13:02.130
  • CHRISTMAS THE EXACT SAME WAY
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:05.120
  • EVERY YEAR, AND AFTER WE GOT
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:07.000
  • MARRIED, WE WENT TO ONE
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:08.120
  • GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE CHRISTMAS
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:09.240
  • EVE, OPENED THE PRESENTS, THEN
  • 00:13:09.240 --> 00:13:10.150
  • THE NEXT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE,
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:11.160
  • EVERYTHING THE EXACT SAME WAY,
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:12.160
  • AND THE FIRST YEAR, I GUESS,
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:14.040
  • WHEN WE GOT MARRIED AND WE DID
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:17.120
  • OUR OWN THING, WHATEVER IT WAS,
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:19.010
  • WITH HIS-- I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:20.100
  • DO WITH MYSELF.
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:21.010
  • THIS WAS NEVER THIS WAY, AND I
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:23.040
  • JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:25.110
  • MYSELF, NOT HAVING THAT SAME
  • 00:13:25.110 --> 00:13:27.040
  • CHRISTMAS, AND SINCE THEN, WE'VE
  • 00:13:27.040 --> 00:13:29.220
  • HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT
  • 00:13:29.220 --> 00:13:30.160
  • CHRISTMASES.
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:32.240
  • - O.S.: THAT WAS REALLY OUR
  • 00:13:32.240 --> 00:13:33.140
  • FIRST FIGHT BECAUSE I LIKED
  • 00:13:33.140 --> 00:13:34.250
  • OPENING GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE,
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:36.080
  • AND YOU WANTED TO DO IT
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:36.260
  • CHRISTMAS MORNING.
  • 00:13:36.280 --> 00:13:39.280
  • - LAURIE: THERE WE GO!
  • 00:13:39.280 --> 00:13:41.160
  • - SUSIE: YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:42.190
  • - LAURIE: NOW WE'RE GETTIN'
  • 00:13:42.190 --> 00:13:43.130
  • SOMEWHERE!
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:44.080
  • - SUSIE: WE OPEN AT CHRISTMAS
  • 00:13:44.080 --> 00:13:44.290
  • MORNING, AND I DON'T WANNA HEAR
  • 00:13:44.290 --> 00:13:45.210
  • ANY MORE ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:46.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:46.280
  • THE MAN'S TRYIN' TO HAVE
  • 00:13:46.280 --> 00:13:47.160
  • A CHRISTMAS SHOW HERE.
  • 00:13:47.160 --> 00:13:48.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:48.280 --> 00:13:49.150
  • STOP IT!
  • 00:13:49.150 --> 00:13:50.140
  • ANYWAY, WE DO OPEN OUR GIFTS ON
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:51.060
  • CHRISTMAS MORNING.
  • 00:13:51.060 --> 00:13:53.290
  • - VICTORIA: DOES THAT TELL YA
  • 00:13:53.290 --> 00:13:54.200
  • SOMETHIN'?
  • 00:13:54.200 --> 00:13:55.260
  • - SUSIE: YEAH!
  • 00:13:55.260 --> 00:13:57.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:57.070 --> 00:13:58.110
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:13:59.000
  • I DO WANNA SAY SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:14:00.200
  • NOW THAT I LIKE, AND I DON'T
  • 00:14:00.200 --> 00:14:03.140
  • THINK I HAD THIS GROWING UP.
  • 00:14:03.140 --> 00:14:04.270
  • I DIDN'T REALIZE IT.
  • 00:14:04.270 --> 00:14:06.210
  • I LOVE THE EMPHASIS WE HAVE
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:07.230
  • AMONG CHRISTIANS IN CHURCHES NOW
  • 00:14:07.230 --> 00:14:10.150
  • ON REALLY UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:11.200
  • MEANING OF CHRISTMAS, ALL OF THE
  • 00:14:11.200 --> 00:14:13.060
  • ADVENT DEVOTIONALS, CHRISTMAS
  • 00:14:13.060 --> 00:14:15.230
  • SHOWS, PROGRAMS, CHURCHES,
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:18.120
  • MINISTRIES THAT HAVE CHARITIES
  • 00:14:18.120 --> 00:14:20.180
  • AND GIVING AND WAYS TO SERVE.
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:22.170
  • I FEEL LIKE NOW, AS FAR AS MY
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:24.200
  • OWN LIFE IS, THERE'S MUCH MORE
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:25.140
  • OF A REAL TRUE EMPHASIS ON THE
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:28.030
  • REAL TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:29.070
  • NOT JUST BEIN' IN A FAMILY, AS
  • 00:14:29.070 --> 00:14:30.290
  • WONDERFUL AS THAT IS, HAVING
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:32.220
  • FAMILY TIMES, AND I LIKE THAT,
  • 00:14:32.220 --> 00:14:35.010
  • AND SO I WANNA GIVE A SHOUT-OUT
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:37.260
  • TO RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:37.260 --> 00:14:38.280
  • - MATT: NICE.
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:39.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:39.150 --> 00:14:42.010
  • - JOEL: GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:42.220
  • YOU'RE WATCHING "HOPE FOR THE
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:43.130
  • HOLIDAYS," RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:44.160
  • - MATT: YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:45.220
  • WE THOUGHT WE'D STOP IN, EVERY
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:47.150
  • ONCE IN A WHILE, AND TELL YA
  • 00:14:47.150 --> 00:14:48.080
  • WE'RE HERE IN JACKSON HOLE,
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:50.010
  • HOPING THAT THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:14:50.010 --> 00:14:51.260
  • SPECIAL IS WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:53.000
  • PARTICIPATING IN.
  • 00:14:53.000 --> 00:14:54.150
  • MAYBE YOU DON'T HAVE A FAMILY.
  • 00:14:54.150 --> 00:14:55.060
  • GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:55.260
  • WE'RE YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:14:55.260 --> 00:14:57.010
  • - LAURIE: WELCOME HOME.
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:58.090
  • - MATT: THERE'S COUSIN JOEL--
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:14:59.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:00.250 --> 00:15:03.250
  • AUNT VICTORIA, SISTER LAURIE,
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:07.010
  • AND WHAT WAS IT?
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:08.110
  • GRANDPA CROUCH?
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:09.070
  • GRANDPA CROUCH.
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:10.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:10.000 --> 00:15:11.110
  • STAY TUNED.
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:13.200
  • IT'S "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS."
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:14.250
  • - JOHN: HOPE IS COMIN' IN THE
  • 00:15:14.250 --> 00:15:16.020
  • FORM OF JESUS.
  • 00:15:16.020 --> 00:15:17.000
  • IT'S GREAT TO GIVE GIFTS TO ONE
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:19.280
  • ANOTHER, AND IF YOU WANNA GIVE
  • 00:15:19.280 --> 00:15:20.190
  • GIFTS, BY ALL MEANS, SEND 'EM TO
  • 00:15:20.190 --> 00:15:21.110
  • LAKEWOOD CHURCH.
  • 00:15:21.110 --> 00:15:22.060
  • BUT IT'S ABOUT US UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:26.080
  • THE GIFT THAT WAS GIVEN TO US
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:26.290
  • THAT WE COULD NEVER PAY FOR: THE
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:28.040
  • GIFT OF HOPE, THE GIFT OF
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:29.120
  • SALVATION, THE GIFT OF GRACE
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:30.220
  • FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.070
  • AND AS I GET OLDER, THAT'S THE
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:34.040
  • THING THAT STICKS OUT TO ME,
  • 00:15:34.040 --> 00:15:35.210
  • WHAT A MAGNIFICENT GIFT THE
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:37.260
  • FATHER HAS GIVEN US IN HIS SON,
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:39.260
  • THAT HE DID NOT LEAVE US TO OUR
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:42.240
  • OWN DEVICES, GROPING AROUND IN
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:44.270
  • DARKNESS, TRYING TO FULFILL THE
  • 00:15:44.270 --> 00:15:46.110
  • LAW, WHICH WILL NEVER WORK.
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:48.090
  • THE LAW CAN NEVER SAVE YOU.
  • 00:15:48.090 --> 00:15:49.080
  • IT CAN ONLY FRUSTRATE YOU, SO
  • 00:15:49.080 --> 00:15:50.140
  • HERE COMES GRACE IN THE FORM OF
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:51.280
  • A BABY, AND SO NOW WE'VE GOT
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:53.260
  • HOPE IN OUR WORST POSSIBLE
  • 00:15:53.260 --> 00:15:55.070
  • MOMENTS.
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:57.030
  • WE'VE GOT AN ADVOCATE.
  • 00:15:57.030 --> 00:15:58.000
  • HIS NAME IS JESUS, AND SO THAT'S
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:15:58.220
  • WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT,
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:15:59.270
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:15:59.270 --> 00:16:01.200
  • WE'RE ALL GONNA
  • 00:16:01.200 --> 00:16:02.060
  • CELEBRATE HERE TODAY.
  • 00:16:02.060 --> 00:16:03.170
  • - MATT: BACK INTO THE THEME
  • 00:16:03.170 --> 00:16:04.230
  • SONG, JUST FOR A SECOND?
  • 00:16:04.240 --> 00:16:07.240
  • IT'S A TBN CHRISTMAS
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:08.170
  • IT'S A TBN CHRISTMAS
  • 00:16:08.170 --> 00:16:10.060
  • I MADE UP THE SONG,
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:11.050
  • SO I DON'T REMEMBER THE WORDS
  • 00:16:12.060 --> 00:16:15.060
  • - JOHN: BACK TO YOU!
  • 00:16:15.060 --> 00:16:16.190
  • - MATT: LET'S START WITH JUST,
  • 00:16:16.190 --> 00:16:17.110
  • KIND OF, FIRST OF ALL, JUST THE
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:18.200
  • FAMILY TRADITIONS IN THE OSTEEN
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:20.170
  • FAMILY, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, JUST
  • 00:16:20.170 --> 00:16:21.220
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU WANNA TALK TO
  • 00:16:21.220 --> 00:16:23.000
  • THE AUDIENCE ABOUT CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:16:25.060 --> 00:16:28.060
  • - JOEL: YOU KNOW, MATT, I GREW
  • 00:16:28.060 --> 00:16:28.280
  • UP, AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW, AS A
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:30.040
  • THERE WERE FIVE OF US IN THE
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:33.070
  • HOME,
  • 00:16:33.070 --> 00:16:34.050
  • AND SO WE WERE PRETTY
  • 00:16:34.050 --> 00:16:34.220
  • TRADITIONAL.
  • 00:16:34.220 --> 00:16:35.240
  • WE CAME FROM A MIDDLE CLASS
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:36.220
  • AND WE SLEPT IN THE DEN ALL
  • 00:16:39.140 --> 00:16:40.210
  • CHRISTMAS EVE NIGHT, AND, LIKE,
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:42.130
  • WHAT WAS SAID EARLIER, WE'D GET
  • 00:16:42.130 --> 00:16:43.220
  • UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
  • 00:16:43.220 --> 00:16:45.050
  • MANY TIMES, BUT WE JUST-- THERE
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:46.180
  • WAS A LOT OF LOVE IN MY FAMILY.
  • 00:16:46.180 --> 00:16:48.290
  • I THINK ONE THING I CAN THINK
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:49.200
  • ABOUT MY--
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:50.160
  • ONE THING I SAW IN MY PARENTS
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:52.130
  • IS THAT THEY WERE THE SAME
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:53.290
  • IN THE PULPIT AS THEY WERE AT
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:54.200
  • HOME, AND SO IT'S JUST, A LOT
  • 00:16:54.200 --> 00:16:57.010
  • OF TIMES, YOU KNOW, WE SEE SOME
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:58.110
  • PREACHERS' KIDS ARE SOME OF THE
  • 00:16:58.110 --> 00:16:59.260
  • WILDEST ONES AROUND, BUT, YOU
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:01.160
  • KNOW, I THANK THE LORD THAT I
  • 00:17:01.160 --> 00:17:03.120
  • HAD A GREAT HERITAGE, THAT I
  • 00:17:03.140 --> 00:17:06.140
  • SAW, YOU KNOW, INTEGRITY IN MY
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:07.150
  • PARENTS AND LOVE FOR GOD, AND
  • 00:17:07.150 --> 00:17:08.270
  • SO, YOU KNOW, JUST, I FEEL
  • 00:17:08.270 --> 00:17:10.250
  • BLESSED TO HAVE A GREAT HERITAGE
  • 00:17:10.250 --> 00:17:12.050
  • AND, JUST, GREW UP WITH A LOT OF
  • 00:17:12.050 --> 00:17:13.120
  • LOVE AND FAMILY AND JUST
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:14.240
  • CONTINUE TO TRY TO SHOW THAT TO
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:17.040
  • OUR CHILDREN AS WELL TODAY.
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:18.260
  • - MATT: VICTORIA?
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:21.070
  • - VICTORIA: YEAH, I THINK
  • 00:17:21.070 --> 00:17:21.290
  • THAT'S SO GOOD, YOU KNOW, AND I
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:23.050
  • THINK ALL OF US HERE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:17:23.050 --> 00:17:24.210
  • ARE VOICING THE FACT THAT WE
  • 00:17:24.210 --> 00:17:26.000
  • REALIZE THAT FAMILY IS WHERE IT
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:27.190
  • ALL STARTED, YOU KNOW, AND
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:29.170
  • THAT'S WHAT CHRIST DID.
  • 00:17:29.170 --> 00:17:31.140
  • HE STARTED, AND HE WANTS US ALL
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:33.100
  • PART OF A FAMILY, AND I KIND OF
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:34.160
  • THINK THAT'S THE THEME OF WHAT
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:36.110
  • I'M HEARING, AND I'M LIKE JOEL.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:37.260
  • I GREW UP IN AN AMAZING FAMILY.
  • 00:17:37.260 --> 00:17:39.140
  • I JUST HAVE A BROTHER, BUT WE
  • 00:17:39.140 --> 00:17:40.250
  • HAD COUSINS AROUND US WE WOULD
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:44.010
  • VISIT EVERY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:17:44.010 --> 00:17:45.110
  • THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:47.170
  • CHRISTMAS TO BE WITH OUR COUSINS
  • 00:17:47.170 --> 00:17:48.290
  • AND TO HAVE FUN, AND JUST TO,
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:50.160
  • YOU KNOW, SLEEP AROUND THE
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:52.010
  • CHRISTMAS TREE AND DO ALL THE
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:53.160
  • TRADITIONAL THINGS THAT, YOU
  • 00:17:53.160 --> 00:17:54.150
  • KNOW, I'M BELIEVING THAT
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.140
  • FAMILIES ARE STILL DOING TODAY,
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:58.060
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, I JUST THINK THAT
  • 00:17:58.060 --> 00:18:00.030
  • IT STARTS SOMEWHERE, AND I THINK
  • 00:18:00.030 --> 00:18:02.100
  • IT STARTS IN THE HOME, AND I
  • 00:18:02.100 --> 00:18:03.210
  • KNOW THERE'S MANY PEOPLE OUT
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:04.140
  • HERE THAT WOULD SAY, "I WANT
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:05.210
  • THIS.
  • 00:18:05.210 --> 00:18:08.010
  • I WANT THIS FAMILY IN MY HOME."
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:08.230
  • AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE BEIN' ABLE
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:12.190
  • TO SAY IT STARTS IN THE HOME,
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:13.220
  • AND IT STARTS WITH THE FAMILY
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:14.210
  • BECAUSE WE NEED VISION.
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:16.100
  • WE STILL NEED STRONG FAMILIES.
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:17.290
  • WE NEED TO SAY THAT, HEY, STRONG
  • 00:18:17.290 --> 00:18:20.140
  • FAMILIES IS WHERE IT'S AT, AND
  • 00:18:20.140 --> 00:18:22.270
  • SO I JUST LOVE HEARING ALL THIS.
  • 00:18:22.290 --> 00:18:25.290
  • I LOVE THE REINFORCEMENT.
  • 00:18:25.290 --> 00:18:27.000
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.160
  • ARE RAISING CHILDREN, AND
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:29.190
  • THEY'RE SINGLE PARENTS.
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:30.260
  • YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T HAVE ALL
  • 00:18:30.260 --> 00:18:33.140
  • THAT REINFORCEMENT, BUT YOU KNOW
  • 00:18:33.140 --> 00:18:35.050
  • WHAT?
  • 00:18:35.050 --> 00:18:37.150
  • I WOULD JUST SUGGEST, REACH OUT
  • 00:18:37.150 --> 00:18:38.070
  • TO YOUR FAMILY BECAUSE, THE
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:38.280
  • TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THAT'S
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:39.190
  • WHERE THE LOVE STARTS, AND
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:40.180
  • THAT'S WHERE I FOUND THE LOVE OF
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:41.260
  • CHRIST.
  • 00:18:41.260 --> 00:18:42.180
  • IF I WASN'T-- YOU KNOW, I CAN'T
  • 00:18:42.180 --> 00:18:44.150
  • SAY THAT I HAVE A TESTIMONY OF
  • 00:18:44.150 --> 00:18:46.280
  • BEING, YOU KNOW, HAVIN' THIS
  • 00:18:46.280 --> 00:18:48.250
  • GREAT TESTIMONY.
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:50.090
  • I REALLY DON'T.
  • 00:18:50.090 --> 00:18:51.080
  • I'M JUST A NORMAL PERSON.
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:52.220
  • I WAS LOVED TO THE PLACE THAT I
  • 00:18:52.220 --> 00:18:54.170
  • AM NOW, AND I FEEL LIKE I CAN
  • 00:18:54.170 --> 00:18:56.210
  • GIVE THAT SAME LOVE TO OTHER
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:18:57.210
  • PEOPLE, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT--
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.100
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:59.100 --> 00:19:00.160
  • -- GOD'S BEEN SO GOOD TO ME THAT
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:02.270
  • I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:04.250
  • PEOPLE, AND I HAVE A
  • 00:19:04.250 --> 00:19:06.200
  • RESPONSIBILITY, SO, YOU KNOW, I
  • 00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:08.050
  • JUST THINK, IF YOU'VE BEEN LOVED
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.290
  • MUCH, YOU NEED TO LOVE MUCH, AND
  • 00:19:09.290 --> 00:19:12.070
  • DON'T LET IT JUST STOP WITH
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:14.020
  • YOURSELF BUT TO REALLY REACH
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:15.260
  • OUT, EVEN IN THIS SEASON, AND
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:17.110
  • JUST LOVE MUCH BECAUSE I JUST
  • 00:19:17.110 --> 00:19:18.020
  • BELIEVE THAT THAT'S WHERE IT ALL
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:19.290
  • BEGAN.
  • 00:19:19.290 --> 00:19:21.000
  • - MATT: THE IDEA THAT SOMEBODY
  • 00:19:21.000 --> 00:19:22.120
  • TUNES IN-- CERTAINLY IT'S
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:24.230
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:19:24.230 --> 00:19:25.190
  • JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING IS
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:28.010
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:19:28.010 --> 00:19:28.290
  • THIS IS NOT A SET.
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:30.080
  • THIS IS NOT A GREEN SCREEN.
  • 00:19:30.080 --> 00:19:31.200
  • THAT'S A REAL FIRE.
  • 00:19:31.200 --> 00:19:33.290
  • IT WOULD REALLY BURN YOU, SO,
  • 00:19:33.290 --> 00:19:35.160
  • BETH, DON'T.
  • 00:19:35.160 --> 00:19:36.180
  • IT'S REAL, OKAY?
  • 00:19:36.180 --> 00:19:37.050
  • GOTCHA.
  • 00:19:37.050 --> 00:19:37.210
  • AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE CERTAINLY
  • 00:19:39.050 --> 00:19:42.050
  • HAVE HANDLED, KIND OF, THE
  • 00:19:42.050 --> 00:19:44.050
  • BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF THINGS.
  • 00:19:44.050 --> 00:19:46.040
  • WE'VE GONE RIGHT INTO GOD'S
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:47.170
  • NATURE, AND GOD'S NATURE SPEAKS
  • 00:19:47.170 --> 00:19:50.060
  • OF HIM, BUT DON'T LEAVE THIS
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:55.170
  • BENCH WITHOUT SAYING SOMETHING
  • 00:19:55.170 --> 00:19:58.020
  • TO SOMEBODY TUNING IN THAT THEY
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:59.110
  • NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS
  • 00:19:59.110 --> 00:20:02.030
  • THAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW, SO I
  • 00:20:02.030 --> 00:20:03.280
  • WANNA GO TO YOU AGAIN AND, JUST,
  • 00:20:03.280 --> 00:20:05.140
  • WHAT'S THE MEANINGFUL THING
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:07.240
  • ABOUT CHRISTMAS THAT YOU WANNA
  • 00:20:07.240 --> 00:20:08.170
  • SHARE?
  • 00:20:08.170 --> 00:20:09.230
  • WHAT WOULD BRING A 72-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:13.210
  • EVANGELIST WHO'S PREACHED FOR
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:15.170
  • 54 YEARS, 70 COUNTRIES OF THE
  • 00:20:15.170 --> 00:20:17.120
  • WORLD, AND TRAVELED TO THE ENDS
  • 00:20:17.120 --> 00:20:18.200
  • OF THE EARTH TO TRY TO RESCUE
  • 00:20:18.200 --> 00:20:19.230
  • THE STARVING, THE THIRSTY?
  • 00:20:23.090 --> 00:20:24.150
  • I'M NOT LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:25.060
  • GO.
  • 00:20:25.060 --> 00:20:25.190
  • I DON'T CARE HOW PRETTY IT IS.
  • 00:20:25.190 --> 00:20:26.170
  • I CAME UP HERE BECAUSE I LOVE
  • 00:20:26.170 --> 00:20:29.010
  • YOU, MATT, AND I LOVE YOU,
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:31.000
  • LAURIE, AND I LOVE THE GOAL AND
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:33.150
  • PURPOSE OF TBN, AND THAT WAS TO
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:36.160
  • TAKE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:36.160 --> 00:20:37.200
  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:20:37.200 --> 00:20:40.190
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOUR
  • 00:20:40.190 --> 00:20:41.230
  • DAD DID THAT WAS VERY, VERY
  • 00:20:41.230 --> 00:20:42.130
  • SIGNIFICANT, KNOWING ME AS A
  • 00:20:42.130 --> 00:20:44.190
  • BAPTIST EVANGELIST AND, YOU
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:45.230
  • KNOW, PRETTY STRAIGHT SHOOTIN'
  • 00:20:45.230 --> 00:20:47.120
  • GUY, HE CAME TO ME YEARS AGO
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:49.240
  • WHEN HE SAID, "JAMES, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:51.030
  • WE'RE KIND OF A PENTECOSTAL
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:51.250
  • NETWORK.
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:53.130
  • WOULD YOU BRING THE EVANGELICALS
  • 00:20:53.130 --> 00:20:56.040
  • AND THE MAINLINE GROUPS IN?
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:57.130
  • WOULD YOU ASK JERRY FALWELL AND
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:20:59.120
  • CHARLES STANLEY AND ADRIAN
  • 00:20:59.120 --> 00:21:02.000
  • ROGERS AND ED YOUNG, AND WOULD
  • 00:21:02.000 --> 00:21:04.020
  • YOU ASK THESE MEN TO COME ON?
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:06.130
  • I'M PUTTIN' YOU ON," AND HE PUT
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:07.240
  • ME ON IMMEDIATELY, AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:10.230
  • THAT SPIRIT OF WANTING TO BRING
  • 00:21:10.230 --> 00:21:12.070
  • THE CHURCH TOGETHER TO LOOK LIKE
  • 00:21:12.070 --> 00:21:14.200
  • A FAMILY-- I MEAN, I THINK THE
  • 00:21:14.200 --> 00:21:16.200
  • FATHER'S PRETTY BIG ON A FAMILY,
  • 00:21:16.200 --> 00:21:18.070
  • SO I CAME, FIRST OF ALL, BECAUSE
  • 00:21:18.070 --> 00:21:19.190
  • FAMILY'S HERE, PEOPLE I REALLY
  • 00:21:19.190 --> 00:21:21.040
  • RESPECT AND LOVE AND APPRECIATE
  • 00:21:21.040 --> 00:21:23.090
  • BECAUSE YOU TOO LOVE THE FATHER
  • 00:21:23.240 --> 00:21:26.240
  • AND THE FAMILY.
  • 00:21:27.000 --> 00:21:30.000
  • AND SO WE CAME UP HERE TO TRY TO
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:32.270
  • SHARE THAT THIS BIRTH OF JESUS
  • 00:21:32.270 --> 00:21:34.040
  • WAS A GIFT OF LIFE, AND IT WAS
  • 00:21:34.040 --> 00:21:36.260
  • LIFE THAT REALLY WAS FOUND IN
  • 00:21:36.260 --> 00:21:38.050
  • THE SACRIFICIAL DEATH OF THE
  • 00:21:38.050 --> 00:21:38.260
  • PERFECT LAMB, AND IT WAS FOR
  • 00:21:38.260 --> 00:21:41.090
  • EVERYONE.
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:43.280
  • JESUS DIDN'T JUST DIE FOR THIS
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:45.100
  • LITTLE GROUP, AND WE REALLY ARE
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:46.040
  • FAMILY.
  • 00:21:46.040 --> 00:21:48.050
  • WE'RE HAPPY, BUT HE GAVE HIS
  • 00:21:48.050 --> 00:21:49.080
  • LIFE FOR YOU, AND HE WAS
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:50.100
  • ACTUALLY BORN TO SHOW US LIFE
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:52.170
  • AND REVEAL THE FATHER AND THEN
  • 00:21:52.170 --> 00:21:55.000
  • PROVIDE THE WAY OF LIFE AND
  • 00:21:55.000 --> 00:21:57.240
  • REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS DEATH,
  • 00:21:57.240 --> 00:22:00.190
  • AND HE'S ALIVE TO LIVE IN US AND
  • 00:22:00.190 --> 00:22:03.030
  • SEND ANOTHER OF THE SAME KIND TO
  • 00:22:03.030 --> 00:22:05.020
  • LIVE IN US, THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND
  • 00:22:05.020 --> 00:22:07.200
  • I THINK THAT THIS REALLY IS A
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:09.100
  • BIG PRAYER FOR ME.
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:10.140
  • I WANNA GIVE JESUS PERHAPS THE
  • 00:22:10.210 --> 00:22:13.210
  • GREATEST BIRTHDAY GIFT HE'S EVER
  • 00:22:13.210 --> 00:22:15.110
  • RECEIVED.
  • 00:22:15.110 --> 00:22:17.220
  • I WANNA GIVE HIM, TOGETHER-- AND
  • 00:22:17.220 --> 00:22:20.160
  • BY, WHEN I SAY, "I," I WANNA BE
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:21.110
  • A PART OF THE BIRTHING OF THAT
  • 00:22:21.110 --> 00:22:24.060
  • AND ANSWER TO HIS PRAYER THAT WE
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:25.200
  • BE ONE WITH THE FATHER,
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:27.070
  • PERFECTED BY THE POWER OF HIS
  • 00:22:27.160 --> 00:22:30.160
  • WORD, SANCTIFIED, AND THEN IN
  • 00:22:30.160 --> 00:22:32.110
  • SUPERNATURAL UNITY LIKE A
  • 00:22:32.110 --> 00:22:34.180
  • FAMILY.
  • 00:22:34.180 --> 00:22:35.170
  • MATT, IF THAT HAPPENS, THE WORLD
  • 00:22:35.170 --> 00:22:38.040
  • WILL BEHOLD HIM IN HIS GLORY, IN
  • 00:22:38.040 --> 00:22:40.070
  • HIS FAMILY BEFORE HE COMES IN
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:42.040
  • GLORY FOR THE FAMILY, AND I AM
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:44.050
  • EXCITED ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS TO
  • 00:22:44.050 --> 00:22:46.070
  • DO, SO I WANNA SAY,
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:47.060
  • "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS.
  • 00:22:47.060 --> 00:22:48.170
  • WE'RE GONNA LET YOUR FATHER AND
  • 00:22:48.170 --> 00:22:50.270
  • YOU SEE THE FAMILY YOU LONG FOR
  • 00:22:50.270 --> 00:22:52.170
  • AND PRAY FOR," AND ALL OF YOU
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:54.110
  • WHO MAY NOT BE A PART OF IT, HE
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:55.160
  • OPENLY, WITH LOVE, INVITES YOU
  • 00:22:55.160 --> 00:22:58.000
  • IN.
  • 00:22:58.000 --> 00:23:00.160
  • HE IS THE WAY.
  • 00:23:00.160 --> 00:23:03.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:03.020 --> 00:23:05.290
  • - MATT: TRADITIONAL FAMILIES
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:07.110
  • ARE WATCHING, BETH MOORE, AND
  • 00:23:07.110 --> 00:23:09.130
  • SOME THAT GREW UP IN
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:11.000
  • NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES.
  • 00:23:11.240 --> 00:23:14.240
  • - BETH MOORE: I HOPE THAT
  • 00:23:17.020 --> 00:23:17.210
  • PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WATCH
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:18.120
  • FOR THE LAST LITTLE WHILE SO
  • 00:23:18.120 --> 00:23:19.030
  • THEY'VE HEARD SOME OF THESE
  • 00:23:19.030 --> 00:23:19.230
  • STORIES BECAUSE I'M HOPIN',
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:22.100
  • MATT AND LAURIE, THAT WE HAVE
  • 00:23:22.100 --> 00:23:23.050
  • REPRESENTED A LOT OF DIFFERENT
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.020
  • PEOPLE AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT
  • 00:23:24.020 --> 00:23:25.040
  • AS DIFFERENT AS THEY MAY BE,
  • 00:23:27.080 --> 00:23:27.280
  • BECAUSE MY STORY IS SIMILAR TO
  • 00:23:27.280 --> 00:23:28.210
  • JAMES' STORY, IN THAT I COME
  • 00:23:28.210 --> 00:23:30.290
  • FROM A VERY, VERY TROUBLED HOME,
  • 00:23:30.290 --> 00:23:32.210
  • BUT MY FAMILY WAS LARGE, SO I
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:36.080
  • WAS RAISED IN A FAMILY OF EIGHT,
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:39.200
  • SO I HAVE TONS AND TONS OF
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:40.180
  • WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:42.220
  • BECAUSE WE HAD A VERY MODEST
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:44.200
  • CHRISTMAS, VERY MODEST AMOUNT OF
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:46.160
  • PRESENTS AND THAT KIND OF THING,
  • 00:23:46.160 --> 00:23:48.120
  • BUT THE MEAL WAS A FREE-FOR-ALL
  • 00:23:48.120 --> 00:23:50.140
  • BECAUSE, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:51.230
  • WE ALSO HAD OTHER FAMILY, THEN
  • 00:23:51.230 --> 00:23:53.280
  • YOU CAN JUST SEE ALL OF THESE
  • 00:23:53.280 --> 00:23:55.170
  • PEOPLE JUST GRABBING INTO
  • 00:23:55.170 --> 00:23:56.160
  • WHATEVER IS ON THE TABLE, AND
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:58.030
  • WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL MEMORIES
  • 00:23:58.030 --> 00:23:59.280
  • THERE, BUT MY SAVING GRACE,
  • 00:24:00.060 --> 00:24:03.060
  • TRULY, WAS THAT I WAS RAISED IN
  • 00:24:03.060 --> 00:24:04.140
  • CHURCH.
  • 00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:05.260
  • NOW, BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF
  • 00:24:05.260 --> 00:24:07.120
  • OUR HOME, WE HAD A TREMENDOUS
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:08.260
  • AMOUNT OF BROKENNESS AND A
  • 00:24:08.260 --> 00:24:10.080
  • TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SECRECY,
  • 00:24:10.080 --> 00:24:13.030
  • THINGS THAT WERE JUST GOING ON
  • 00:24:13.030 --> 00:24:14.040
  • THAT NOBODY KNEW ABOUT AND THAT
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:15.150
  • WE COULDN'T TELL AND DID NOT
  • 00:24:15.150 --> 00:24:17.030
  • TELL FOR MANY YEARS, SOME OF
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:18.140
  • WHICH WE STILL HAVE NEVER TOLD,
  • 00:24:18.140 --> 00:24:20.250
  • BUT A LOT TO CONFUSE A KID
  • 00:24:22.250 --> 00:24:25.250
  • GROWING UP IN A HOME WHERE YOU
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:28.170
  • ARE SUPPOSED TO RESPECT
  • 00:24:28.170 --> 00:24:30.160
  • AUTHORITY THAT IS MEANT TO BE A
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:33.090
  • REPRESENTATION OF WHAT GOD WOULD
  • 00:24:33.170 --> 00:24:36.170
  • BE LIKE AS FATHER OR AS
  • 00:24:36.170 --> 00:24:38.250
  • AUTHORITY IN YOUR FAMILY, AND,
  • 00:24:38.250 --> 00:24:39.250
  • YET EVERYTHING SEEMS ASKEW, YET
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:42.050
  • EVERY SINGLE TIME THE DOOR IS
  • 00:24:42.050 --> 00:24:44.170
  • OPEN, WE WERE TAKEN TO CHURCH,
  • 00:24:44.170 --> 00:24:46.060
  • AND SO I HAD ALL OF THIS GOING
  • 00:24:46.060 --> 00:24:47.250
  • ON AT ONCE-- THESE KINDS OF
  • 00:24:47.250 --> 00:24:49.160
  • MESSAGES COMING HERE; THESE
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:51.050
  • KINDS OF MESSAGES COMING HERE--
  • 00:24:51.050 --> 00:24:51.270
  • BUT STILL, SOMEHOW IN THE WHOLE
  • 00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:54.100
  • THING, THERE WAS JESUS, AND, YOU
  • 00:24:54.100 --> 00:24:56.130
  • KNOW, I WAS RAISED IN THE ERA
  • 00:24:59.090 --> 00:25:02.110
  • WHERE EVERYTHING ON SUNDAY
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:03.160
  • MORNING WAS AROUND WHAT YOU GOT
  • 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:05.200
  • PUT AT THE BASE OF THE TREE FROM
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:07.080
  • SANTA CLAUS, BUT STILL, AT THE
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:09.280
  • SAME TIME, I NEVER WAS VERY
  • 00:25:09.280 --> 00:25:10.270
  • CONFUSED ABOUT IT.
  • 00:25:10.270 --> 00:25:12.120
  • I DID KNOW THAT IT WAS THE BIRTH
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:14.250
  • OF JESUS THAT WE WERE
  • 00:25:14.250 --> 00:25:16.170
  • CELEBRATING, BUT I HAVE ONE
  • 00:25:16.170 --> 00:25:17.260
  • INTERESTING THING I WANNA TELL
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:18.170
  • ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:25:18.170 --> 00:25:19.080
  • I WAS RAISED IN A
  • 00:25:19.080 --> 00:25:20.070
  • THREE-GENERATION HOME, SO, AND
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:21.120
  • WITH A WIDE, WIDE STRETCH
  • 00:25:21.200 --> 00:25:24.200
  • BETWEEN SIBLINGS, SO MY
  • 00:25:24.200 --> 00:25:26.200
  • GRANDMOTHER LIVED WITH US, MY
  • 00:25:26.200 --> 00:25:27.280
  • MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, OF COURSE,
  • 00:25:27.280 --> 00:25:29.080
  • BOTH MY PARENTS, AND THEN ALL MY
  • 00:25:29.080 --> 00:25:30.200
  • SIBLINGS AND I, AND SO IT MAKES
  • 00:25:30.200 --> 00:25:33.010
  • FOR A WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF AN
  • 00:25:33.010 --> 00:25:35.120
  • ELEMENT AND AN ATMOSPHERE WHEN
  • 00:25:35.270 --> 00:25:38.270
  • IT'S A THREE-GENERATION HOME,
  • 00:25:38.270 --> 00:25:40.060
  • ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S
  • 00:25:40.060 --> 00:25:41.180
  • LITTLE-BITTY, ALL THE WAY TO MY
  • 00:25:41.180 --> 00:25:43.080
  • GRANDMOTHER, BEING IN HER 70s,
  • 00:25:43.080 --> 00:25:45.140
  • AND THEN 80s, AND THEN LATE 80s
  • 00:25:45.140 --> 00:25:47.260
  • WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY, BUT MY
  • 00:25:47.260 --> 00:25:49.220
  • GRANDMOTHER WAS NOT A FAN OF
  • 00:25:49.220 --> 00:25:51.250
  • CHRISTMAS AT ALL-- AT ALL.
  • 00:25:52.120 --> 00:25:55.120
  • SHE WAS BORN IN THE LATE 1880s,
  • 00:25:55.250 --> 00:25:58.250
  • AND IN THOSE DAYS WHERE SHE
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:00.210
  • LIVED IN THE HILLS OF ARKANSAS,
  • 00:26:00.210 --> 00:26:02.110
  • SHE WENT TO A LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE
  • 00:26:02.110 --> 00:26:03.150
  • WHERE EVERYBODY-- IT DIDN'T
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:04.260
  • MATTER HOW OLD YOU WERE.
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:06.070
  • IF YOU WERE UNDER 18, YOU WENT
  • 00:26:06.070 --> 00:26:08.060
  • TO THIS ONE LITTLE HOUSE, BUT
  • 00:26:08.060 --> 00:26:10.110
  • THEY WOULD HAVE A LITTLE HOLIDAY
  • 00:26:10.110 --> 00:26:12.200
  • FOR CHRISTMAS, GO BACK, AND SHE
  • 00:26:12.200 --> 00:26:13.280
  • WOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN A
  • 00:26:13.280 --> 00:26:15.110
  • PRESENT, BUT SO MANY OF THE REST
  • 00:26:15.110 --> 00:26:17.120
  • OF THEM WOULD TALK ABOUT HAVING
  • 00:26:17.120 --> 00:26:19.150
  • GOTTEN SOMETHING MODEST.
  • 00:26:19.150 --> 00:26:20.130
  • THESE WERE NOT WEALTHY FAMILIES
  • 00:26:20.130 --> 00:26:22.110
  • IN THESE HILLS, BUT SHE GOT
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:24.210
  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, AND SO SHE
  • 00:26:25.050 --> 00:26:28.050
  • JUST FOUND IT SO CONFUSING, AND
  • 00:26:28.050 --> 00:26:29.210
  • SHE HATED IT, AND SO ALL OF MY
  • 00:26:29.210 --> 00:26:31.160
  • LIFE, GROWING UP, THIS WAS PART
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:33.120
  • OF THE FLAVOR IN OUR HOME ON
  • 00:26:33.120 --> 00:26:35.220
  • CHRISTMAS MORNING THAT SHE DID
  • 00:26:35.220 --> 00:26:38.030
  • NOT APPROVE OF THE HOLIDAY.
  • 00:26:38.030 --> 00:26:39.280
  • SHE CERTAINLY APPROVED OF JESUS,
  • 00:26:39.280 --> 00:26:42.210
  • BUT SHE DID NOT APPROVE OF THE
  • 00:26:42.210 --> 00:26:44.020
  • PRESENT GIVING, THAT IT BROUGHT
  • 00:26:44.020 --> 00:26:46.120
  • PAIN TO HER, AND IT BROUGHT
  • 00:26:46.120 --> 00:26:49.020
  • VERY, VERY SAD MEMORIES TO HER,
  • 00:26:49.020 --> 00:26:51.270
  • BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE
  • 00:26:51.270 --> 00:26:53.140
  • INCARNATION-- AND THIS IS WHAT I
  • 00:26:53.140 --> 00:26:54.060
  • HOPE FOR SOMEBODY WATCHING
  • 00:26:54.060 --> 00:26:56.130
  • BECAUSE IT MAY BE THAT THEY ARE
  • 00:26:56.130 --> 00:26:57.210
  • IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY CAN'T
  • 00:26:58.200 --> 00:27:01.220
  • OPENLY CELEBRATE IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:27:01.220 --> 00:27:04.010
  • OR IT MAY BE THAT THEY'RE ALL
  • 00:27:04.010 --> 00:27:05.250
  • ALONE, BUT WHAT I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:27:05.250 --> 00:27:07.270
  • IS THIS: MY GRANDMOTHER MAY NOT
  • 00:27:07.270 --> 00:27:09.220
  • HAVE GOTTEN ANYTHING THAT SHE
  • 00:27:09.220 --> 00:27:11.120
  • COULD'VE GONE BACK TO SCHOOL AND
  • 00:27:11.120 --> 00:27:12.120
  • SAID, "SANTA CLAUS BROUGHT ME
  • 00:27:12.120 --> 00:27:13.250
  • THAT," BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS:
  • 00:27:13.250 --> 00:27:15.170
  • WE ALL GET JESUS.
  • 00:27:15.170 --> 00:27:17.170
  • WE ALL GET JESUS, ALL OF US,
  • 00:27:17.170 --> 00:27:19.240
  • WHETHER YOU ARE LIVING BY
  • 00:27:19.240 --> 00:27:22.110
  • YOURSELF OR YOU'RE IN A VERY
  • 00:27:22.110 --> 00:27:23.290
  • LARGE FAMILY, WHETHER YOU ARE IN
  • 00:27:23.290 --> 00:27:25.120
  • BROKENNESS, WHETHER YOU HAVE
  • 00:27:25.160 --> 00:27:28.160
  • BEEN MISUSED OR ABUSED.
  • 00:27:28.160 --> 00:27:29.230
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMEONE WHO CAN
  • 00:27:29.230 --> 00:27:31.090
  • MOVE IN YOUR HOME WITH YOU NO
  • 00:27:31.090 --> 00:27:33.000
  • MATTER WHAT.
  • 00:27:33.000 --> 00:27:34.260
  • NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON
  • 00:27:34.260 --> 00:27:36.150
  • BEHIND THOSE WALLS, I CAN TELL
  • 00:27:36.150 --> 00:27:38.010
  • YOU WHO CAN MOVE INTO THAT HOME,
  • 00:27:38.010 --> 00:27:40.120
  • AND THAT IS JESUS, AND IF THAT
  • 00:27:40.120 --> 00:27:41.150
  • IS NOT WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL
  • 00:27:41.150 --> 00:27:43.120
  • ABOUT, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:27:43.120 --> 00:27:44.170
  • CELEBRATING, AND EVERYBODY CAN
  • 00:27:44.170 --> 00:27:46.150
  • HAVE THAT, AND HE IS THE ONE
  • 00:27:46.150 --> 00:27:49.020
  • THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING, AND
  • 00:27:49.020 --> 00:27:50.170
  • THAT IS THE GIFT.
  • 00:27:51.080 --> 00:27:54.080
  • THAT IS THE GIFT, AND SO I
  • 00:27:54.080 --> 00:27:57.020
  • REFLECT BACK ON THAT NOW.
  • 00:27:57.020 --> 00:27:59.020
  • YOU KNOW, MY CHILDREN CHOSE TO
  • 00:27:59.020 --> 00:28:00.050
  • DO IT A DIFFERENT WAY.
  • 00:28:00.050 --> 00:28:01.140
  • I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN NOW, AND
  • 00:28:01.140 --> 00:28:02.200
  • THEY'RE YOUNG PARENTS.
  • 00:28:02.200 --> 00:28:04.220
  • MY DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND,
  • 00:28:04.220 --> 00:28:06.000
  • THEY DETERMINED THEY WERE NOT
  • 00:28:06.000 --> 00:28:07.170
  • GONNA DO THE SANTA CLAUS-THING
  • 00:28:07.170 --> 00:28:09.030
  • AT ALL.
  • 00:28:09.030 --> 00:28:10.250
  • THEY WERE GOIN' STRAIGHT FOR THE
  • 00:28:10.250 --> 00:28:11.210
  • BIRTH OF JESUS.
  • 00:28:11.210 --> 00:28:13.280
  • IT WAS NOTHING BUT JESUS, AND WE
  • 00:28:13.280 --> 00:28:14.240
  • STILL HAVE PRESENTS.
  • 00:28:14.240 --> 00:28:17.010
  • WE STILL HAVE A GREAT TIME, AND
  • 00:28:17.010 --> 00:28:19.270
  • IN THE MIDST OF IT, EVERYBODY'S
  • 00:28:19.270 --> 00:28:21.040
  • CLEAR, NO MATTER WHAT THE
  • 00:28:21.040 --> 00:28:22.210
  • BACKGROUND WAS, NO MATTER WHAT
  • 00:28:22.210 --> 00:28:23.280
  • OUR ENVIRONMENT HAD BEEN, THAT
  • 00:28:23.280 --> 00:28:26.180
  • THERE IS ONE THING WE'RE DOING
  • 00:28:26.180 --> 00:28:28.280
  • THAT DAY, AND THAT IS THAT WE
  • 00:28:28.280 --> 00:28:31.030
  • ARE FREE, AND WE ARE LOVED, AND
  • 00:28:31.180 --> 00:28:34.180
  • WE ARE CHOSEN, AND WE HAVE BEEN
  • 00:28:35.170 --> 00:28:38.170
  • RANSOMED BECAUSE GOD WAS MADE
  • 00:28:39.120 --> 00:28:42.120
  • FLESH AND CAME TO DWELL AMONG
  • 00:28:42.120 --> 00:28:43.170
  • US, AND THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:28:43.170 --> 00:28:44.130
  • THING.
  • 00:28:44.130 --> 00:28:46.110
  • - MATT: WOW, BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:28:46.110 --> 00:28:48.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:28:48.090 --> 00:28:49.090
  • - VICTORIA: YOU'RE WATCHING
  • 00:28:49.090 --> 00:28:50.030
  • "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS" ON TBN,
  • 00:28:50.030 --> 00:28:52.040
  • AND IT IS EXCITING TO BE WITH
  • 00:28:52.040 --> 00:28:53.050
  • YOU, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK
  • 00:28:53.050 --> 00:28:54.100
  • THEY'RE GONNA SEE, LAURIE?
  • 00:28:54.100 --> 00:28:55.130
  • - LAURIE: I THINK THEY'RE GONNA
  • 00:28:55.130 --> 00:28:56.050
  • SEE LOTS OF GOOD SNOW COMIN'
  • 00:28:56.200 --> 00:28:59.200
  • DOWN, AND HORSES AND COLD, AND
  • 00:28:59.200 --> 00:29:01.260
  • IF YOU COULD FEEL THE WEATHER,
  • 00:29:01.260 --> 00:29:03.190
  • IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
  • 00:29:03.190 --> 00:29:05.040
  • - VICTORIA: WE LOVE YOU,
  • 00:29:05.040 --> 00:29:05.230
  • MATTHEW.
  • 00:29:05.230 --> 00:29:06.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:06.220 --> 00:29:08.190
  • - MATT: COLBY?
  • 00:29:08.190 --> 00:29:09.130
  • TRADITIONAL, NONTRADITIONAL?
  • 00:29:09.130 --> 00:29:11.140
  • - COLBY MAY: THE MAYS
  • 00:29:15.140 --> 00:29:16.230
  • WERE A VERY TRADITIONAL FAMILY.
  • 00:29:16.230 --> 00:29:17.190
  • I HAD A LARGE FAMILY AS WELL,
  • 00:29:17.190 --> 00:29:18.110
  • TWO OLDER BROTHERS, SO IT WAS A
  • 00:29:18.110 --> 00:29:20.040
  • VERY RAUCOUS, YOU KNOW, ROBUST
  • 00:29:20.040 --> 00:29:21.020
  • LOT OF ROUGHHOUSING, AS YOU
  • 00:29:24.000 --> 00:29:25.140
  • MIGHT SAY, BUT THE JOY OF THE
  • 00:29:25.290 --> 00:29:28.290
  • SEASON ALWAYS SEEMED TO
  • 00:29:28.290 --> 00:29:29.170
  • OVERWHELM THE MAYS, REGARDLESS
  • 00:29:29.170 --> 00:29:30.290
  • OF ALL THE FIST FIGHTS AND THE
  • 00:29:30.290 --> 00:29:32.170
  • OTHER THINGS THAT WE WOULD GET
  • 00:29:32.170 --> 00:29:33.290
  • INTO AND THAT SORT OF THING.
  • 00:29:33.290 --> 00:29:35.000
  • AND I WILL TELL YOU, IT'S REALLY
  • 00:29:35.000 --> 00:29:37.000
  • DUE TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER
  • 00:29:37.000 --> 00:29:38.290
  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY
  • 00:29:38.290 --> 00:29:39.290
  • UNDERSTOOD THAT, YOU KNOW, LIFE
  • 00:29:39.290 --> 00:29:41.100
  • IS THIS WONDERFUL MIXTURE OF
  • 00:29:41.100 --> 00:29:43.290
  • BOTH CLARITY AND FOG, AND LOVE
  • 00:29:44.030 --> 00:29:47.030
  • AND ANGER, AND ALL THE SPECTRUM
  • 00:29:47.030 --> 00:29:49.220
  • OF EMOTIONS, AND THEY WERE
  • 00:29:50.120 --> 00:29:53.120
  • PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE IN LETTING
  • 00:29:53.120 --> 00:29:55.010
  • IT-- YOU KNOW, YOU GOTTA LIVE
  • 00:29:55.010 --> 00:29:56.140
  • LIFE.
  • 00:29:56.140 --> 00:29:57.040
  • YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THAT, BUT THEY
  • 00:29:57.040 --> 00:29:59.050
  • TAUGHT US THAT EMMANUEL IS THE
  • 00:29:59.050 --> 00:30:00.250
  • SEASON, THAT THIS IS NATIVITY,
  • 00:30:00.250 --> 00:30:02.130
  • AND SO "EMMANUEL," BEING "GOD IS
  • 00:30:02.130 --> 00:30:04.260
  • WITH YOU," SO HOW IS IT
  • 00:30:07.090 --> 00:30:10.090
  • ACCESSIBLE TO A LITTLE BOY OR
  • 00:30:10.090 --> 00:30:11.000
  • LITTLE BOYS WHO ARE
  • 00:30:11.000 --> 00:30:11.160
  • BENT ON ROUGHHOUSING ALL
  • 00:30:11.160 --> 00:30:13.020
  • THE TIME?
  • 00:30:13.020 --> 00:30:14.190
  • HOW IS IT THAT YOU CAN SEE THE
  • 00:30:14.190 --> 00:30:15.110
  • LIVING GOD?
  • 00:30:15.130 --> 00:30:18.130
  • AND HERE WAS A WAY THE LORD
  • 00:30:18.130 --> 00:30:19.030
  • MADE.
  • 00:30:19.030 --> 00:30:20.050
  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF MY FAVORITE
  • 00:30:20.050 --> 00:30:21.060
  • CHAPTERS IN THE SCRIPTURE IS THE
  • 00:30:21.060 --> 00:30:22.210
  • FIRST CHAPTER OF MATTHEW BECAUSE
  • 00:30:23.020 --> 00:30:26.020
  • IT'S THE STORY OF THE ADVENT,
  • 00:30:26.020 --> 00:30:28.170
  • AND FOR THOSE RAISED CATHOLIC,
  • 00:30:28.170 --> 00:30:30.030
  • YOU'LL UNDERSTAND, BUT MAYBE THE
  • 00:30:30.030 --> 00:30:31.250
  • EVANGELICALS, NOT SO MUCH.
  • 00:30:31.250 --> 00:30:33.010
  • ADVENT IS THE LEAD UP TO THE
  • 00:30:33.010 --> 00:30:35.030
  • CHRISTMAS, THE CHRISTMAS NIGHT,
  • 00:30:36.080 --> 00:30:39.080
  • THE NATIVITY NIGHT, AND SO, YOU
  • 00:30:39.080 --> 00:30:40.020
  • KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE DURING
  • 00:30:40.020 --> 00:30:41.050
  • DECEMBER WILL OPEN A LITTLE
  • 00:30:41.050 --> 00:30:41.250
  • NATIVITY EVERY LITTLE DAY, AND
  • 00:30:41.250 --> 00:30:42.260
  • IT'S A LITTLE SOMETHING TO
  • 00:30:42.260 --> 00:30:43.170
  • REMIND YOU WHAT'S COMING.
  • 00:30:43.170 --> 00:30:44.210
  • NOW, SANTA CLAUS IS MIXED IN,
  • 00:30:44.210 --> 00:30:45.140
  • BUT THE NATIVITY IS THERE, BUT
  • 00:30:45.140 --> 00:30:47.050
  • MATTHEW TEACHES THAT HERE WAS
  • 00:30:48.260 --> 00:30:51.260
  • GOD THROUGH THE VIRGIN, RIGHT?
  • 00:30:51.290 --> 00:30:54.290
  • SO YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT LIFE?
  • 00:30:54.290 --> 00:30:56.250
  • HOW CAN THERE BE LIFE WHEN THERE
  • 00:30:56.250 --> 00:30:58.000
  • ISN'T MALE AND FEMALE?
  • 00:30:58.000 --> 00:30:59.210
  • WELL, THE REALITY IS THERE CAN'T
  • 00:30:59.210 --> 00:31:00.260
  • BE UNLESS GOD BRINGS THAT LIFE,
  • 00:31:01.220 --> 00:31:04.220
  • AND GOD CHOSE A VIRGIN TO BRING
  • 00:31:04.220 --> 00:31:05.280
  • FORWARD THE HOLY CHILD WHO
  • 00:31:05.280 --> 00:31:08.040
  • BECAME THE PERFECT MAN THAT, FOR
  • 00:31:08.040 --> 00:31:10.190
  • COLBY MAY, NOW STANDS AS THE
  • 00:31:10.190 --> 00:31:12.010
  • REASON I HAVE THE ASSURANCE OF
  • 00:31:12.010 --> 00:31:13.200
  • ETERNAL LIFE, AND, YOU KNOW, FOR
  • 00:31:13.200 --> 00:31:16.070
  • THOSE IN THE WORLD THAT WONDER,
  • 00:31:16.070 --> 00:31:18.270
  • YOU KNOW, "WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN
  • 00:31:18.270 --> 00:31:19.190
  • I DIE?
  • 00:31:19.190 --> 00:31:20.030
  • WHERE WILL I GO?
  • 00:31:20.030 --> 00:31:20.210
  • WHAT WILL GO ON?"
  • 00:31:20.210 --> 00:31:22.140
  • AND, YOU KNOW, "I'M A GOOD
  • 00:31:22.140 --> 00:31:23.040
  • PERSON," OR "I'M THIS--" WELL,
  • 00:31:23.040 --> 00:31:24.050
  • WE TRY TO BE ALL THOSE THINGS,
  • 00:31:24.050 --> 00:31:24.280
  • BUT THE REALITY IS THAT THE
  • 00:31:24.280 --> 00:31:26.030
  • NATURE OF MAN IS SEPARATED FROM
  • 00:31:26.030 --> 00:31:28.110
  • THE NATURAL, YOU KNOW, DIRECTION
  • 00:31:29.100 --> 00:31:32.100
  • THAT THE LORD HAS FOR US ALL,
  • 00:31:32.100 --> 00:31:33.090
  • AND SO, IN MY LIFE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:31:33.090 --> 00:31:35.080
  • 'CAUSE, AGAIN, I GREW UP LIKE
  • 00:31:35.080 --> 00:31:36.240
  • LIFE IS AN APPETITE, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:31:36.240 --> 00:31:38.210
  • I USED TO THINK, "PASTOR, YOU'LL
  • 00:31:38.210 --> 00:31:40.000
  • FORGIVE ME, BUT THERE WAS A TIME
  • 00:31:40.000 --> 00:31:40.220
  • IN MY LIFE BEFORE, AND THIS
  • 00:31:40.220 --> 00:31:42.040
  • WOMAN HERE HAD A SIGNIFICANT
  • 00:31:42.040 --> 00:31:43.070
  • IMPACT IN BRINGING ME TO IT, BUT
  • 00:31:43.070 --> 00:31:44.120
  • I USED TO THINK THAT BEER WAS
  • 00:31:44.120 --> 00:31:46.120
  • FOOD, YOU KNOW?"
  • 00:31:46.120 --> 00:31:48.170
  • SO I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:31:48.170 --> 00:31:50.080
  • LIFE IS A ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE KIND
  • 00:31:50.080 --> 00:31:53.040
  • OF EXPERIENCE SOMETIMES, AND
  • 00:31:53.040 --> 00:31:53.260
  • LOTS OF TIMES WE THINK IT'S AN
  • 00:31:53.260 --> 00:31:56.030
  • APPETITE AND WHATEVER, BUT YOU
  • 00:31:56.030 --> 00:31:57.080
  • GET TO THAT POINT.
  • 00:31:57.080 --> 00:31:57.260
  • SO, FOR US, IT WAS A TRADITIONAL
  • 00:31:57.260 --> 00:31:58.280
  • CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:31:58.280 --> 00:32:00.180
  • SOMEHOW, THE SEEDS WERE PLANTED
  • 00:32:00.180 --> 00:32:01.200
  • DEEP ENOUGH TO WHERE, WHEN MY
  • 00:32:01.200 --> 00:32:04.130
  • TIME CAME, I KNEW, I KNEW, I
  • 00:32:04.130 --> 00:32:06.010
  • KNEW JUST AS SURELY AS I'M
  • 00:32:06.010 --> 00:32:07.190
  • SITTIN' HERE RIGHT NOW THAT GOD
  • 00:32:07.190 --> 00:32:08.270
  • IS REAL, THAT GOD HAS A WAY HE'S
  • 00:32:08.270 --> 00:32:11.010
  • GONNA REACH THE COLBY MAYS OF
  • 00:32:11.010 --> 00:32:12.110
  • THE WORLD AND THE MATT CROUCHES,
  • 00:32:12.110 --> 00:32:13.280
  • OR ANY OF US HERE, AND THAT THE
  • 00:32:13.280 --> 00:32:15.150
  • GLORY OF THAT LIFE LEADS YOU TO
  • 00:32:15.150 --> 00:32:17.200
  • ETERNAL LIFE IN A WAY IN WHICH
  • 00:32:18.080 --> 00:32:21.080
  • YOU CAN RECONCILE ALL THOSE
  • 00:32:21.080 --> 00:32:22.220
  • CONFUSIONS, ALL THE HURT, ALL
  • 00:32:22.220 --> 00:32:24.050
  • THE HARM, ALL THE CONFLICT, ALL
  • 00:32:24.050 --> 00:32:25.250
  • THE ANGER, ALL THE GREED, ALL
  • 00:32:25.250 --> 00:32:27.180
  • THE THINGS THAT THE HUMAN
  • 00:32:27.180 --> 00:32:29.010
  • EXPERIENCE PROVIDES.
  • 00:32:29.010 --> 00:32:30.040
  • THOSE CAN BE RECONCILED THROUGH
  • 00:32:30.040 --> 00:32:31.250
  • CHRIST, AND YOU'LL FIND THAT
  • 00:32:31.250 --> 00:32:33.090
  • THERE IS LIFE, AND THERE IS LIFE
  • 00:32:33.090 --> 00:32:34.280
  • ETERNAL AND LIFE ABUNDANT, WHICH
  • 00:32:34.280 --> 00:32:36.190
  • IS WHAT THE SCRIPTURE ALWAYS
  • 00:32:36.190 --> 00:32:37.190
  • TALKS ABOUT, SO FOR THE MAYS,
  • 00:32:37.190 --> 00:32:39.110
  • WE'RE STILL A LITTLE
  • 00:32:39.110 --> 00:32:42.100
  • RAUCOUS-ROLLUS.
  • 00:32:42.100 --> 00:32:43.200
  • WE'RE STILL A LITTLE
  • 00:32:43.200 --> 00:32:44.140
  • FISTICUFFY-ISH, BUT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:32:44.140 --> 00:32:46.180
  • THAT'S LIFE, AND LIFE IS A
  • 00:32:46.180 --> 00:32:47.150
  • BEAUTIFUL THING, AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:32:47.150 --> 00:32:50.130
  • IT'S GREAT TO BE PART OF IT.
  • 00:32:50.130 --> 00:32:51.120
  • IT'S GREAT TO BE A PART OF THE
  • 00:32:51.120 --> 00:32:52.070
  • FAMILY OF GOD, AND I CREDIT IT
  • 00:32:52.070 --> 00:32:53.200
  • ALL, IN MANY WAYS, TO MY WIFE,
  • 00:32:53.200 --> 00:32:54.240
  • WHO, YOU KNOW, LOOKED DOWN UPON
  • 00:32:54.240 --> 00:32:55.290
  • A COLLEGE STUDENT AND SAID, "YOU
  • 00:32:55.290 --> 00:32:57.270
  • GOT SOME WORK TO DO, BOY."
  • 00:32:57.270 --> 00:33:00.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:00.270 --> 00:33:02.270
  • MATT, SO THAT'S HOW
  • 00:33:02.270 --> 00:33:03.150
  • WE FOUND OUT.
  • 00:33:03.150 --> 00:33:03.290
  • - MATT: WHAT'S YOUR STORY,
  • 00:33:03.290 --> 00:33:04.190
  • NINA, TRADITIONAL,
  • 00:33:04.190 --> 00:33:05.120
  • NONTRADITIONAL?
  • 00:33:05.120 --> 00:33:06.110
  • - NINA MAY: PRETTY TRADITIONAL.
  • 00:33:06.110 --> 00:33:08.210
  • I HAD THREE BROTHERS THOUGH, THE
  • 00:33:08.210 --> 00:33:10.140
  • ONLY GIRL, SO IF THEY GOT BB
  • 00:33:10.140 --> 00:33:11.080
  • GUNS, I BETTER GET A BB GUN TOO.
  • 00:33:11.080 --> 00:33:12.000
  • BUT IT'S INTERESTING WHEN YOU
  • 00:33:12.000 --> 00:33:14.080
  • THINK ABOUT THE GIFTS.
  • 00:33:14.080 --> 00:33:16.280
  • I THINK THE GIFTS ARE SO
  • 00:33:16.280 --> 00:33:17.260
  • INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC OF THE
  • 00:33:17.260 --> 00:33:18.240
  • ENTIRE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN THE
  • 00:33:18.240 --> 00:33:21.100
  • SENSE THAT GOD LOVED US SO MUCH
  • 00:33:21.100 --> 00:33:22.240
  • THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON, AND
  • 00:33:22.240 --> 00:33:25.180
  • JESUS LOVED US SO MUCH THAT HE
  • 00:33:25.270 --> 00:33:28.270
  • GAVE HIS LIFE SO THAT WE COULD
  • 00:33:28.270 --> 00:33:30.120
  • HAVE SALVATION, AND I KNOW THAT
  • 00:33:30.120 --> 00:33:33.040
  • THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT
  • 00:33:33.040 --> 00:33:35.160
  • KINDS OF RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:33:35.160 --> 00:33:37.170
  • BUT THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION
  • 00:33:37.170 --> 00:33:39.200
  • ABOUT CHRISTIANITY IS THAT WE'RE
  • 00:33:39.200 --> 00:33:41.070
  • NOT CALLED TO CONVERT ANYONE.
  • 00:33:41.070 --> 00:33:43.130
  • ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN REALLY
  • 00:33:43.130 --> 00:33:44.230
  • CONVERT ANYONE.
  • 00:33:44.230 --> 00:33:46.080
  • WE'RE JUST CALLED TO SHARE, AND
  • 00:33:46.080 --> 00:33:47.000
  • WHAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT THAT
  • 00:33:47.000 --> 00:33:48.090
  • WE CAN SHARE?
  • 00:33:48.090 --> 00:33:49.270
  • IT'S THE LOVING SALVATION
  • 00:33:49.270 --> 00:33:52.100
  • KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST AS OUR
  • 00:33:52.100 --> 00:33:53.160
  • LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:33:53.160 --> 00:33:55.000
  • I MEAN, THAT'S THE GIFT.
  • 00:33:55.000 --> 00:33:56.210
  • THAT'S THE GREATEST GIFT, AND SO
  • 00:33:56.210 --> 00:33:57.280
  • ON CHRISTMAS MORNING, WHEN WE
  • 00:33:57.280 --> 00:33:59.110
  • COME DOWN AND WE SEE THE WRAPPED
  • 00:33:59.110 --> 00:34:00.270
  • GIFTS UNDER THE TREE, NO ONE'S
  • 00:34:00.270 --> 00:34:02.180
  • GONNA IN AND GO, "WELL, I DON'T
  • 00:34:02.180 --> 00:34:03.290
  • WANT THAT GIFT.
  • 00:34:03.290 --> 00:34:05.120
  • ARE YOU KIDDING?
  • 00:34:05.120 --> 00:34:06.030
  • I WOULDN'T TAKE THAT GIFT."
  • 00:34:06.030 --> 00:34:06.270
  • THEY RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:34:06.270 --> 00:34:08.120
  • THEY ACCEPT IT.
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:09.100
  • THEY SAY, "OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:34:09.100 --> 00:34:10.080
  • FOR THINKING OF ME.
  • 00:34:10.080 --> 00:34:11.080
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING,
  • 00:34:11.080 --> 00:34:12.130
  • FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BUY
  • 00:34:12.130 --> 00:34:15.030
  • SOMETHING FOR ME" OR "MAKE
  • 00:34:15.030 --> 00:34:16.030
  • SOMETHING FOR ME, AND THEN
  • 00:34:16.030 --> 00:34:17.050
  • WRAPPING IT."
  • 00:34:17.050 --> 00:34:17.190
  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO
  • 00:34:17.190 --> 00:34:18.250
  • DO WITH JESUS WHEN WE SHARE
  • 00:34:18.250 --> 00:34:20.170
  • JESUS, AND IT JUST BREAKS
  • 00:34:20.170 --> 00:34:22.160
  • MY HEART THAT PEOPLE HAVE
  • 00:34:22.160 --> 00:34:24.190
  • MISINTERPRETED WHAT CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:34:24.190 --> 00:34:26.200
  • IS, AND THEY'VE MISINTERPRETED
  • 00:34:26.200 --> 00:34:27.150
  • WHAT THAT GIVING AND THAT
  • 00:34:27.150 --> 00:34:29.150
  • SHARING IS, AND I TELL PEOPLE
  • 00:34:29.150 --> 00:34:31.000
  • ALL THE TIME, IT'S NOT ABOUT
  • 00:34:31.000 --> 00:34:32.000
  • RELIGION.
  • 00:34:32.000 --> 00:34:33.050
  • AS YOU WERE SAYING EARLIER,
  • 00:34:33.050 --> 00:34:34.150
  • JAMES, THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE
  • 00:34:34.150 --> 00:34:35.270
  • HAD ENOUGH OF RELIGION.
  • 00:34:35.270 --> 00:34:38.140
  • IT'S ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP, AND
  • 00:34:38.140 --> 00:34:39.240
  • HOW INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC IS
  • 00:34:39.240 --> 00:34:40.260
  • CHRISTMAS THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT A
  • 00:34:40.260 --> 00:34:42.020
  • RELATIONSHIP?
  • 00:34:42.020 --> 00:34:43.060
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SHARING.
  • 00:34:43.060 --> 00:34:44.190
  • YOU SEE UNDER THE TREE, THIS
  • 00:34:44.190 --> 00:34:45.260
  • PERSON GAVE TO THAT PERSON, THIS
  • 00:34:45.260 --> 00:34:47.080
  • PERSON TO THAT PERSON, AND IN
  • 00:34:47.080 --> 00:34:48.070
  • OUR FAMILY, WE ALWAYS MADE SURE
  • 00:34:48.070 --> 00:34:50.090
  • THAT EVERYONE HAD EXACTLY THE
  • 00:34:50.090 --> 00:34:52.050
  • SAME NUMBER OF GIFTS, WHETHER IT
  • 00:34:52.050 --> 00:34:54.030
  • WAS ONE OR TWO OR THREE BECAUSE
  • 00:34:54.030 --> 00:34:55.200
  • WE DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO BE
  • 00:34:55.200 --> 00:34:56.270
  • HURT, AND IF IT MEANT-- AND I'LL
  • 00:34:56.270 --> 00:34:58.190
  • NEVER FORGET ONE TIME, MY
  • 00:34:58.190 --> 00:34:59.280
  • YOUNGER BROTHER, HE ONLY HAD-- I
  • 00:34:59.280 --> 00:35:01.290
  • MEAN, WE DID NOT HAVE A LOT OF
  • 00:35:01.290 --> 00:35:03.050
  • MONEY.
  • 00:35:03.050 --> 00:35:04.030
  • HE ONLY HAD TWO GIFTS UNDER THE
  • 00:35:04.030 --> 00:35:06.050
  • TREE, AND THE OTHERS HAD THREE,
  • 00:35:06.050 --> 00:35:07.240
  • AND IT WAS JUST AN OVERSIGHT, SO
  • 00:35:07.240 --> 00:35:09.090
  • I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT, AND I
  • 00:35:09.090 --> 00:35:11.080
  • DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE HIM,
  • 00:35:11.080 --> 00:35:12.220
  • AND HE LOVED TO PLAY GO FISH,
  • 00:35:12.220 --> 00:35:14.020
  • AND I MADE HIM A LITTLE SET OF
  • 00:35:14.020 --> 00:35:15.210
  • CARDS.
  • 00:35:15.210 --> 00:35:16.220
  • LITERALLY, I CUT OUT THE PAPER,
  • 00:35:16.220 --> 00:35:18.130
  • YOU KNOW, WITH THE SCISSORS AND
  • 00:35:18.130 --> 00:35:20.010
  • DID THE LITTLE, YOU KNOW, A'S
  • 00:35:20.010 --> 00:35:22.170
  • AND THE ONE'S AND THE JACKS AND
  • 00:35:22.170 --> 00:35:24.050
  • THE QUEENS, AND EVERYTHING LIKE
  • 00:35:24.050 --> 00:35:24.280
  • THAT, AND IT WAS A LITTLE DECK
  • 00:35:24.280 --> 00:35:25.190
  • OF CARDS,
  • 00:35:25.190 --> 00:35:27.180
  • - MALE: FIFTY-TWO, HUH?
  • 00:35:27.180 --> 00:35:28.100
  • - NINE: IT WAS 52.
  • 00:35:28.100 --> 00:35:28.260
  • I WAS SO PROUD.
  • 00:35:28.260 --> 00:35:29.210
  • I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT, MAKING
  • 00:35:29.210 --> 00:35:30.120
  • THIS, BUT IT WAS ABOUT HIM
  • 00:35:30.120 --> 00:35:31.090
  • HAVING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE
  • 00:35:31.090 --> 00:35:34.000
  • LOVED HIM EQUALLY.
  • 00:35:34.000 --> 00:35:35.110
  • EVERYONE WAS LOVED EQUALLY, AND
  • 00:35:35.110 --> 00:35:36.030
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS EVERYONE
  • 00:35:36.030 --> 00:35:37.050
  • TO KNOW.
  • 00:35:37.050 --> 00:35:38.260
  • HE LOVES US ALL THE SAME.
  • 00:35:38.260 --> 00:35:40.220
  • I MEAN, HE DOES NOT-- HE'S NOT A
  • 00:35:40.220 --> 00:35:42.160
  • RESPECTER OF PERSONS.
  • 00:35:42.160 --> 00:35:43.220
  • HE DOESN'T SAY, "OH, I LOVE YOU
  • 00:35:43.220 --> 00:35:44.210
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING A LOT OF
  • 00:35:44.210 --> 00:35:45.200
  • MONEY," OR "YOU, YOU'RE JUST SO
  • 00:35:45.200 --> 00:35:46.240
  • GLIB AND SO WONDERFUL," AND "OH,
  • 00:35:46.240 --> 00:35:48.010
  • YOU'RE A POLITICIAN.
  • 00:35:48.010 --> 00:35:48.280
  • WELL, OKAY, I'M NOT EVEN GONNA
  • 00:35:48.280 --> 00:35:50.150
  • TALK ABOUT YOU."
  • 00:35:50.150 --> 00:35:51.140
  • I'M KIDDING.
  • 00:35:51.140 --> 00:35:52.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:52.260 --> 00:35:53.290
  • BUT GOD DOES LOVE US,
  • 00:35:53.290 --> 00:35:55.010
  • AND THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF
  • 00:35:55.010 --> 00:35:56.000
  • THE SEASON, I THINK, IS LOVE,
  • 00:35:56.000 --> 00:35:58.230
  • THE INDESCRIBABLE, INCOMPARABLE
  • 00:35:59.030 --> 00:36:02.050
  • LOVE THAT GOD HAS, UNCONDITIONAL
  • 00:36:02.050 --> 00:36:03.250
  • LOVE, AND WE JUST HAVE TO REACH
  • 00:36:03.250 --> 00:36:06.090
  • UNDER THE TREE AND TAKE IT,
  • 00:36:06.090 --> 00:36:07.030
  • BASICALLY.
  • 00:36:07.030 --> 00:36:08.070
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:36:08.180 --> 00:36:11.180
  • AND HAVE YOURSELF A
  • 00:36:11.180 --> 00:36:12.130
  • MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW
  • 00:36:12.130 --> 00:36:14.120
  • - JOEL: YOU KNOW, STUDIES SHOW
  • 00:36:14.120 --> 00:36:15.050
  • THAT WE NATURALLY GRAVITATE TO
  • 00:36:15.050 --> 00:36:17.140
  • WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE, AND SOME
  • 00:36:17.140 --> 00:36:19.140
  • PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE WHY THEY'RE
  • 00:36:19.140 --> 00:36:21.140
  • ALWAYS BEIN' PULLED TOWARD THE
  • 00:36:21.140 --> 00:36:22.160
  • NEGATIVE AND DISCOURAGED AND BAD
  • 00:36:22.160 --> 00:36:23.110
  • BREAKS.
  • 00:36:23.110 --> 00:36:24.110
  • WELL, IT'S 'CAUSE THEIR THOUGHTS
  • 00:36:24.110 --> 00:36:25.290
  • ARE THERE, AND SO THEY'RE JUST
  • 00:36:25.290 --> 00:36:27.040
  • NATURALLY GRAVITATING THERE.
  • 00:36:27.040 --> 00:36:27.240
  • SO YOU GET YOUR THOUGHTS GOIN'
  • 00:36:27.240 --> 00:36:29.060
  • IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, I
  • 00:36:29.060 --> 00:36:31.040
  • BELIEVE YOU'LL HAVE SOMETHIN'
  • 00:36:31.040 --> 00:36:31.280
  • NATURALLY PULLIN' YOU TOWARD,
  • 00:36:31.280 --> 00:36:33.120
  • YOU KNOW, TOWARD GOOD THINGS,
  • 00:36:33.120 --> 00:36:35.030
  • TOWARDS GOODNESS AND MERCY AND
  • 00:36:35.030 --> 00:36:36.050
  • GOD'S FAVOR, SO IT'S A NATURAL--
  • 00:36:36.050 --> 00:36:37.150
  • EVEN IN YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS.
  • 00:36:37.150 --> 00:36:39.060
  • YOU KNOW, PSYCHOLOGISTS TELL US
  • 00:36:39.060 --> 00:36:40.290
  • WE NATURALLY GO TO WHERE OUR
  • 00:36:40.290 --> 00:36:42.140
  • MIND IS DWELLING ON, SO I THINK
  • 00:36:42.140 --> 00:36:45.030
  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:36:45.030 --> 00:36:46.120
  • - VICTORIA: THAT'S WHY THE
  • 00:36:46.120 --> 00:36:48.110
  • BIBLE SAYS, "BE TRANSFORMED BY
  • 00:36:48.110 --> 00:36:49.020
  • AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN
  • 00:36:51.250 --> 00:36:53.130
  • NEGATIVE SITUATIONS SO LONG, AND
  • 00:36:53.130 --> 00:36:56.040
  • BUT THERE'S HOPE AND THERE'S
  • 00:36:58.090 --> 00:36:59.120
  • GRACE TO CHANGE, BUT YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:36:59.120 --> 00:37:00.150
  • PUT IT IN, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:37:00.150 --> 00:37:02.100
  • YOU HAVE TO PUT NEW SEEDS IN.
  • 00:37:03.130 --> 00:37:06.130
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE HAD SO MANY
  • 00:37:06.130 --> 00:37:07.250
  • NEGATIVE SEEDS PLANTED IN THEIR
  • 00:37:07.250 --> 00:37:08.250
  • LIFE THAT THEY CAN'T HELP IT,
  • 00:37:08.250 --> 00:37:10.210
  • AND THEY FEEL HOPELESS, BUT IT'S
  • 00:37:10.210 --> 00:37:11.240
  • NOT HOPELESS WHEN YOU BEGIN TO
  • 00:37:11.240 --> 00:37:13.170
  • PUT THE WORD OF GOD IN YOU, AND
  • 00:37:13.170 --> 00:37:14.090
  • IT'S JUST A MATTER OF BEING SO
  • 00:37:14.090 --> 00:37:16.240
  • AMAZING THAT THEY CAN TURN ON
  • 00:37:16.240 --> 00:37:17.240
  • TBN, AND THERE IT IS, LAID OUT.
  • 00:37:21.050 --> 00:37:24.050
  • SO OFTEN, PROBABLY YEARS AND
  • 00:37:24.050 --> 00:37:25.240
  • YEARS AND YEARS AGO,
  • 00:37:25.240 --> 00:37:26.230
  • WHEN IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT
  • 00:37:26.230 --> 00:37:27.150
  • TO GET THE WORD, NOW IT'S
  • 00:37:27.150 --> 00:37:28.040
  • SO MUCH EASIER TO GET THE
  • 00:37:28.040 --> 00:37:28.260
  • WORD AND HAVE IT EXPLAINED, AND
  • 00:37:28.260 --> 00:37:30.060
  • YOU CAN INGEST IT BY GREAT MEN
  • 00:37:30.060 --> 00:37:32.070
  • THAT GOD HAS PLACED ON THIS
  • 00:37:32.070 --> 00:37:35.010
  • EARTH TO HELP US ALL, AND THAT'S
  • 00:37:35.010 --> 00:37:36.000
  • THE EXCITING PART OF IT.
  • 00:37:36.000 --> 00:37:37.100
  • WE DON'T HAVE TO BE DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:37:37.100 --> 00:37:38.210
  • BUT WE CAN BE ENCOURAGED.
  • 00:37:38.210 --> 00:37:40.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:40.140 --> 00:37:42.090
  • - LAURIE: YOU'RE WATCHIN'
  • 00:37:42.090 --> 00:37:43.070
  • "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS."
  • 00:37:43.070 --> 00:37:44.020
  • STAY TUNED.
  • 00:37:44.020 --> 00:37:45.070
  • YOU'RE GONNA SEE MORE OF THIS
  • 00:37:45.070 --> 00:37:45.280
  • BEAUTIFUL LADY RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:37:45.280 --> 00:37:47.070
  • - VICTORIA: COME ON, WE HOPE
  • 00:37:47.070 --> 00:37:48.060
  • YOU GRAB YOUR HOT CHOCOLATE, AND
  • 00:37:48.060 --> 00:37:49.260
  • SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND
  • 00:37:49.260 --> 00:37:51.080
  • STAY TUNED 'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:37:51.080 --> 00:37:52.070
  • HAVE A GREAT TIME THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:37:52.070 --> 00:37:53.010
  • SEASON.
  • 00:37:53.010 --> 00:37:53.250
  • - LAURIE: THAT'S RIGHT, WOO!
  • 00:37:53.250 --> 00:37:54.280
  • - BETH: I WAS THINKING TO
  • 00:37:54.280 --> 00:37:55.260
  • MYSELF HERE RECENTLY THAT THERE
  • 00:37:55.260 --> 00:37:58.080
  • HAD BEEN THIS SILENCE FOR
  • 00:37:58.080 --> 00:37:59.100
  • CENTURIES.
  • 00:37:59.100 --> 00:38:01.090
  • FOR FOUR SOLID CENTURIES, NO
  • 00:38:01.090 --> 00:38:03.180
  • FRESH WORD FROM GOD, WE'RE TOLD
  • 00:38:03.180 --> 00:38:05.190
  • IN THE SCRIPTURES, NOTHING IN
  • 00:38:05.190 --> 00:38:06.120
  • THAT IT ENDS WITH THE OLD
  • 00:38:09.280 --> 00:38:10.170
  • TESTAMENT COVENANT, AND THERE'S
  • 00:38:10.170 --> 00:38:12.220
  • JUST NOTHING, NO FRESH WORD FROM
  • 00:38:12.220 --> 00:38:14.010
  • AND SUDDENLY, AFTER THOSE 4
  • 00:38:16.070 --> 00:38:17.150
  • CENTURIES-- AND I JUST WANT YOU
  • 00:38:17.150 --> 00:38:18.270
  • TO IMAGINE WHAT IS GOING ON IN
  • 00:38:18.270 --> 00:38:20.200
  • HEAVEN AT THE TIME BECAUSE, OF
  • 00:38:20.200 --> 00:38:22.140
  • COURSE, JESUS IS WITH THE
  • 00:38:22.140 --> 00:38:24.030
  • FATHER, AND SO I JUST HAVE TO
  • 00:38:24.030 --> 00:38:26.070
  • WONDER, AND THESE ARE THINGS
  • 00:38:26.070 --> 00:38:27.190
  • WE'LL ASK WHEN WE GET THERE, BUT
  • 00:38:27.190 --> 00:38:28.180
  • I JUST HAVE TO WONDER, DID THEY
  • 00:38:28.180 --> 00:38:30.110
  • SAY, "BYE," TO HIM?
  • 00:38:30.110 --> 00:38:31.260
  • I MEAN, WAS IT LIKE-- I MEAN,
  • 00:38:31.260 --> 00:38:33.040
  • THIS-- IMAGINE THAT THIS, YOUR
  • 00:38:33.040 --> 00:38:34.250
  • SON, YOUR BELOVED SON, YOUR
  • 00:38:34.250 --> 00:38:37.070
  • ETERNAL SON, IS GOING TO BECOME
  • 00:38:37.070 --> 00:38:38.250
  • THIS MICROSCOPIC EMBRYO INSIDE
  • 00:38:39.060 --> 00:38:42.060
  • THIS MOTHER, AND THIS FAREWELL,
  • 00:38:42.060 --> 00:38:45.010
  • AND THEN I THINK ABOUT THE WORDS
  • 00:38:47.070 --> 00:38:50.070
  • OF THE PSALMIST WHEN HE SAID,
  • 00:38:50.070 --> 00:38:51.150
  • "YOU SAW ME IN MY MOTHER'S
  • 00:38:51.150 --> 00:38:52.150
  • WOMB," AND THIS WAS THE FATHER
  • 00:38:52.150 --> 00:38:54.160
  • STARING DOWN.
  • 00:38:54.160 --> 00:38:56.060
  • HE'S BEEN ABLE TO SEE ALL OF US,
  • 00:38:56.060 --> 00:38:58.100
  • ALL OF US, IN OUR MOTHER'S WOMB,
  • 00:38:58.100 --> 00:38:59.200
  • BUT THERE WAS THIS, THIS ONE--
  • 00:38:59.200 --> 00:39:01.070
  • THIS ONE.
  • 00:39:01.070 --> 00:39:02.270
  • THIS ONE IS HIS BABY, AND JUST
  • 00:39:03.010 --> 00:39:06.010
  • STARE-- I MEAN, YOU TALK ABOUT
  • 00:39:06.010 --> 00:39:07.270
  • AN ULTRASOUND, STARING, STARING
  • 00:39:07.270 --> 00:39:10.250
  • INTO EVERY-- YOU KNOW, YOU CAN
  • 00:39:10.250 --> 00:39:13.120
  • DO RESEARCH ON EXACTLY WHEN
  • 00:39:13.120 --> 00:39:15.110
  • THEIR HEARTS BEGIN TO BEAT AND
  • 00:39:15.110 --> 00:39:17.010
  • WHEN THEIR BRAINS ARE FORMING
  • 00:39:17.010 --> 00:39:19.230
  • AND WHEN THEIR APPENDAGES ARE
  • 00:39:19.230 --> 00:39:21.010
  • VISIBLE.
  • 00:39:21.010 --> 00:39:22.290
  • IMAGINE THAT HE'S JUST WATCHING
  • 00:39:22.290 --> 00:39:24.230
  • THAT AND WATCHING THAT AND
  • 00:39:24.230 --> 00:39:27.030
  • WATCHING THAT, AND WATCHING THAT
  • 00:39:27.030 --> 00:39:28.070
  • UNTIL SHE COMES FULL-TERM, AND
  • 00:39:28.070 --> 00:39:29.180
  • ALL THIS TIME, THE PROPHETS
  • 00:39:29.180 --> 00:39:32.130
  • RECEIVED NO FRESH WORD, NO FRESH
  • 00:39:32.130 --> 00:39:34.110
  • WORD, NO FRESH WORD, AND THEN
  • 00:39:34.110 --> 00:39:36.180
  • THE SOUND BARRIER IS BROKEN BY
  • 00:39:37.020 --> 00:39:40.020
  • THE CRIES OF AN INFANT, AND GOD
  • 00:39:40.110 --> 00:39:43.110
  • HAS SPOKEN, AND "THE WORD WAS
  • 00:39:44.030 --> 00:39:47.030
  • MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US."
  • 00:39:47.030 --> 00:39:49.230
  • I MEAN, "WHAT DID YOU DO WITH
  • 00:39:49.230 --> 00:39:51.130
  • THE INCARNATION?"
  • 00:39:51.130 --> 00:39:52.250
  • WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU DO WITH
  • 00:39:52.250 --> 00:39:55.110
  • THAT, THAT "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE
  • 00:39:55.110 --> 00:39:57.070
  • WORLD," AND I'M A TELL YOU
  • 00:39:57.070 --> 00:39:58.100
  • SOMETHING.
  • 00:39:58.100 --> 00:39:59.030
  • I'VE BEEN CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS
  • 00:39:59.030 --> 00:40:00.100
  • ALL MY LIFE.
  • 00:40:00.100 --> 00:40:01.100
  • I WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:40:01.100 --> 00:40:02.240
  • I'VE NO MEMORY OF ANY OTHER WAY
  • 00:40:02.240 --> 00:40:05.120
  • TO COME INTO THE MONTH OF
  • 00:40:05.130 --> 00:40:08.130
  • DECEMBER, AND, YET I CANNOT GET
  • 00:40:08.130 --> 00:40:11.100
  • OVER THAT STORY.
  • 00:40:11.100 --> 00:40:12.270
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF PLAN
  • 00:40:12.270 --> 00:40:15.080
  • IS THAT, THAT GOD WOULD SEND HIS
  • 00:40:16.110 --> 00:40:19.110
  • SON, FULLY GOD, TO TAKE ON FLESH
  • 00:40:20.000 --> 00:40:23.000
  • AS AN INFANT, BORN INTO THIS
  • 00:40:24.180 --> 00:40:27.180
  • TROUBLED AND FLAWED WORLD?
  • 00:40:27.180 --> 00:40:28.140
  • IT'S JUST REMARKABLE TO ME.
  • 00:40:28.140 --> 00:40:30.120
  • - MATT: "HOPE FOR THE
  • 00:40:30.120 --> 00:40:31.100
  • HOLIDAYS," RIGHT HERE, TBN'S
  • 00:40:31.100 --> 00:40:32.270
  • BRAND-NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
  • 00:40:32.270 --> 00:40:34.140
  • PASTOR JOEL OSTEEN, IT'S "HOPE
  • 00:40:34.140 --> 00:40:36.160
  • FOR THE HOLIDAYS."
  • 00:40:36.160 --> 00:40:37.260
  • GIVE US SOME HOPE.
  • 00:40:37.260 --> 00:40:40.000
  • COME ON, NOW.
  • 00:40:40.000 --> 00:40:41.090
  • - JOEL: IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH
  • 00:40:41.090 --> 00:40:42.010
  • YOU.
  • 00:40:42.010 --> 00:40:42.180
  • WE LOVE OUR TBN VIEWERS IN JUST
  • 00:40:42.180 --> 00:40:43.260
  • CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF JESUS,
  • 00:40:43.260 --> 00:40:45.290
  • HAVIN' SOME FUN AND SOME
  • 00:40:45.290 --> 00:40:46.270
  • INSPIRATION, BUT COULDN'T BE
  • 00:40:46.270 --> 00:40:49.030
  • MORE THRILLED TO BE HERE ON A
  • 00:40:49.030 --> 00:40:50.030
  • BEAUTIFUL COLD SETTING, BUT IT'S
  • 00:40:50.030 --> 00:40:51.180
  • WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:40:51.180 --> 00:40:53.260
  • - VICTORIA: LOOK AT THE
  • 00:40:53.260 --> 00:40:54.140
  • MOUNTAINS.
  • 00:40:54.140 --> 00:40:55.050
  • LOOK AT WHAT GOD CREATED.
  • 00:40:55.050 --> 00:40:56.180
  • YOU CAN'T GET ANY CLOSER TO THE
  • 00:40:56.180 --> 00:40:57.280
  • GLORY OF GOD THAN THIS.
  • 00:40:57.280 --> 00:40:59.210
  • - LAURIE: IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:40:59.210 --> 00:41:00.180
  • IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:41:00.180 --> 00:41:01.100
  • TIME.
  • 00:41:01.100 --> 00:41:02.230
  • WE JUST PRAY THAT YOU'RE HAVIN'
  • 00:41:02.230 --> 00:41:04.010
  • A WONDERFUL TIME THERE WITH YOU
  • 00:41:04.010 --> 00:41:05.160
  • AND YOUR FAMILY, AND IF YOU
  • 00:41:05.160 --> 00:41:07.140
  • DON'T HAVE YOUR FAMILY WITH YA,
  • 00:41:07.140 --> 00:41:09.070
  • WE'RE WITH YA, AND JUST PRAY
  • 00:41:09.070 --> 00:41:11.220
  • GOD'S BLESSING THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:41:11.220 --> 00:41:13.160
  • UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR
  • 00:41:13.160 --> 00:41:15.030
  • LIVES, AND THIS IS AMAZING.
  • 00:41:15.030 --> 00:41:17.210
  • IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH FRIENDS,
  • 00:41:17.210 --> 00:41:19.090
  • AND GOD IS JUST GOOD.
  • 00:41:19.120 --> 00:41:22.120
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:41:22.120 --> 00:41:24.120
  • - MATT: IF YOU JUST TUNED IN,
  • 00:41:24.120 --> 00:41:26.020
  • WE ARE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING,
  • 00:41:26.020 --> 00:41:28.240
  • AND IT IS NOT A GREEN SCREEN, I
  • 00:41:28.240 --> 00:41:29.250
  • ASSURE YOU.
  • 00:41:29.250 --> 00:41:32.140
  • THE BLANKETS THAT ARE AROUND US
  • 00:41:32.140 --> 00:41:33.270
  • AND THIS FIRE IS SERVING A VERY
  • 00:41:33.270 --> 00:41:35.060
  • SPECIFIC PURPOSE, AND GOD GAVE
  • 00:41:35.060 --> 00:41:38.050
  • US AN AMAZING DAY TODAY.
  • 00:41:38.050 --> 00:41:40.240
  • THE WIND IS STILL, AND THE
  • 00:41:40.240 --> 00:41:42.190
  • MOUNTAINS AND THE TETON
  • 00:41:42.190 --> 00:41:44.070
  • MOUNTAINS BACK HERE IN JACKSON
  • 00:41:44.070 --> 00:41:46.290
  • HOLE, AND WE'VE GOT-- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:41:47.230 --> 00:41:50.230
  • WE'RE JUST SITTIN' AROUND A
  • 00:41:50.230 --> 00:41:51.130
  • FIRE, AND WE'RE TRYIN' TO CHAT.
  • 00:41:51.130 --> 00:41:53.240
  • I'M GONNA GO BACK TO EVERYONE
  • 00:41:53.240 --> 00:41:54.200
  • FOR A QUICK, KIND OF, FINAL
  • 00:41:54.200 --> 00:41:55.200
  • THOUGHT, BUT YOU'RE-- I MEAN, I
  • 00:41:55.200 --> 00:41:56.120
  • KNOW YOUR STORY, BUT YOU'RE--
  • 00:41:56.120 --> 00:41:57.080
  • - LAURIE: YOU HAVEN'T HEARD
  • 00:41:57.080 --> 00:41:59.040
  • HALF OF IT.
  • 00:41:59.040 --> 00:41:59.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:59.190 --> 00:42:01.200
  • - MATT: LAURIE COMES FROM
  • 00:42:01.200 --> 00:42:04.090
  • TRADITIONAL-BEYOND AND SO--
  • 00:42:04.090 --> 00:42:07.040
  • MY PARENTS WERE PASTORS, ALL MY
  • 00:42:10.070 --> 00:42:10.290
  • LIFE, AND MY DADDY WAS THE TYPE
  • 00:42:10.290 --> 00:42:11.220
  • WELL, WE HAD CHURCH EVERY NIGHT,
  • 00:42:14.290 --> 00:42:16.070
  • YOU KNOW, ALL MY LIFE, AND SO IT
  • 00:42:16.070 --> 00:42:17.110
  • WAS LIKE, WHY--
  • 00:42:17.110 --> 00:42:19.150
  • - BETH: I WANNA KNOW WHAT THAT
  • 00:42:19.150 --> 00:42:20.110
  • LOOKS LIKE.
  • 00:42:20.110 --> 00:42:20.250
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
  • 00:42:20.250 --> 00:42:21.180
  • LIKE AT THE TABLE?
  • 00:42:21.180 --> 00:42:22.230
  • IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:42:22.230 --> 00:42:23.120
  • THAT--
  • 00:42:23.120 --> 00:42:24.030
  • - LAURIE: CHURCH?
  • 00:42:24.030 --> 00:42:24.250
  • - BETH: OR DID YOU GO?
  • 00:42:24.250 --> 00:42:25.130
  • - LAURIE: NO, WE WENT TO
  • 00:42:25.130 --> 00:42:26.040
  • CHURCH.
  • 00:42:26.040 --> 00:42:26.200
  • - BETH: YOU WENT-- OKAY, WHOA!
  • 00:42:26.200 --> 00:42:27.220
  • - LAURIE: OH, YEAH.
  • 00:42:27.220 --> 00:42:28.200
  • IT'S LIKE, CAN WE JUST HAVE ONE
  • 00:42:28.200 --> 00:42:29.140
  • NIGHT TO BE A FAMILY?
  • 00:42:29.140 --> 00:42:30.050
  • NO, WE HAD TO GO BE THE FAMILY
  • 00:42:30.080 --> 00:42:33.080
  • FOR THE ONES THAT DIDN'T ANY, SO
  • 00:42:33.080 --> 00:42:35.020
  • THAT'S WHERE I WAS TAUGHT, SO
  • 00:42:35.020 --> 00:42:37.090
  • THAT'S WHAT I WANT YOU TO HAVE
  • 00:42:37.090 --> 00:42:40.050
  • TONIGHT 'CAUSE THAT WAS INBRED
  • 00:42:40.050 --> 00:42:42.170
  • IN ME.
  • 00:42:42.170 --> 00:42:43.070
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FAMILY,
  • 00:42:43.070 --> 00:42:44.060
  • YOU'RE SITTIN' AT HOME, I KNOW
  • 00:42:44.060 --> 00:42:45.010
  • PEOPLE ARE LONELY.
  • 00:42:45.010 --> 00:42:45.250
  • PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, HAVE BEEN
  • 00:42:45.250 --> 00:42:47.170
  • THROUGH SOME STUFF THIS YEAR.
  • 00:42:47.170 --> 00:42:49.140
  • PEOPLE HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.
  • 00:42:49.140 --> 00:42:52.040
  • PEOPLE HAVE-- THINGS HAVEN'T
  • 00:42:52.040 --> 00:42:54.240
  • GONE GOOD FOR YOU, AND YOU MIGHT
  • 00:42:54.240 --> 00:42:55.190
  • BE SITTIN' ALL ALONE.
  • 00:42:55.190 --> 00:42:57.080
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE US.
  • 00:42:57.080 --> 00:42:59.020
  • IF YOU WANT US, YOU'VE GOT US,
  • 00:42:59.020 --> 00:43:01.120
  • BUT I WAS THINKIN' ABOUT THE
  • 00:43:01.120 --> 00:43:02.120
  • GREATEST GIFT.
  • 00:43:03.280 --> 00:43:06.280
  • YOU WERE TALKIN' ABOUT IT, AND
  • 00:43:06.280 --> 00:43:07.190
  • IT KIND OF-- YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL
  • 00:43:07.190 --> 00:43:08.280
  • DOONED IF WE DON'T RECEIVE THE
  • 00:43:08.280 --> 00:43:10.230
  • GREATEST GIFT, AND THE GREATEST
  • 00:43:12.070 --> 00:43:15.070
  • GIFT THAT WE COULD EVER POSSIBLY
  • 00:43:15.070 --> 00:43:17.230
  • GET IS FREE AND FROM SOMEONE WHO
  • 00:43:18.070 --> 00:43:21.070
  • LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE DIED
  • 00:43:21.070 --> 00:43:22.190
  • FOR US.
  • 00:43:23.010 --> 00:43:26.010
  • DOESN'T REALLY MATTER ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:43:26.010 --> 00:43:27.100
  • WE GET FROM OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:43:27.100 --> 00:43:28.140
  • THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL SIGNIFICANCE,
  • 00:43:28.140 --> 00:43:30.290
  • AND THAT'S HOW WE SHOW AND WE
  • 00:43:30.290 --> 00:43:32.070
  • GIVE, AND THAT SPIRIT OF GIVING
  • 00:43:32.100 --> 00:43:35.100
  • IS SO RIGHT-ON BECAUSE THAT DOES
  • 00:43:35.100 --> 00:43:36.050
  • BREAK SO MANY BARRIERS, BUT THE
  • 00:43:36.050 --> 00:43:37.150
  • GREATEST GIFT IS A FREE GIFT,
  • 00:43:37.170 --> 00:43:40.170
  • AND WE ALL NEED IT, AND WE ALL
  • 00:43:41.230 --> 00:43:44.230
  • GET IT.
  • 00:43:44.230 --> 00:43:47.060
  • ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 00:43:47.060 --> 00:43:49.230
  • THAT IS-- TO THINK THAT THE
  • 00:43:49.230 --> 00:43:51.290
  • SAVIOR OF THE WORLD LOVED US
  • 00:43:53.060 --> 00:43:56.060
  • ENOUGH TO COME-- FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:43:56.060 --> 00:43:58.060
  • THAT GOD EVEN LOVED US ENOUGH TO
  • 00:43:59.140 --> 00:44:02.160
  • SEND HIS SON TO US, AND THEN
  • 00:44:02.160 --> 00:44:03.060
  • THAT JESUS WOULD, YOU KNOW, GO
  • 00:44:05.170 --> 00:44:08.170
  • THROUGH IT.
  • 00:44:08.170 --> 00:44:09.050
  • HE WOULD MAKE IT HAPPEN.
  • 00:44:09.050 --> 00:44:10.090
  • HE WOULD GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE
  • 00:44:10.090 --> 00:44:11.180
  • CROSS FOR US TO DIE FOR US, TO
  • 00:44:11.180 --> 00:44:14.170
  • BUY US BACK TO THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:44:14.170 --> 00:44:17.010
  • IT'S JUST AMAZING TO ME, AND
  • 00:44:17.110 --> 00:44:20.110
  • TONIGHT, I WANT THIS TO HAVE AN
  • 00:44:20.110 --> 00:44:22.270
  • IMPACT ON YOU.
  • 00:44:22.270 --> 00:44:24.270
  • NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, NO
  • 00:44:24.270 --> 00:44:25.250
  • MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR
  • 00:44:25.250 --> 00:44:27.140
  • LIFE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN
  • 00:44:28.220 --> 00:44:31.220
  • THE WORLD, THROUGH YOUR
  • 00:44:31.220 --> 00:44:32.290
  • CIRCUMSTANCES, WE ALL FIND OUR
  • 00:44:32.290 --> 00:44:33.200
  • PLACE IN OUR SAFE HAVEN AT THE
  • 00:44:33.200 --> 00:44:36.020
  • FOOT OF THE CROSS, AND WE'RE ALL
  • 00:44:36.020 --> 00:44:37.140
  • EQUAL THERE.
  • 00:44:37.140 --> 00:44:39.210
  • NOTHING QUALIFIES US TO BE HERE,
  • 00:44:39.210 --> 00:44:41.060
  • YOU KNOW, AND WE'RE ALL THE
  • 00:44:41.060 --> 00:44:42.050
  • SAME.
  • 00:44:42.050 --> 00:44:44.280
  • WE ARE IN NEED OF THE GREATEST
  • 00:44:44.280 --> 00:44:46.130
  • GIFT, AND IT'S FREE, AND IT'S
  • 00:44:46.130 --> 00:44:47.160
  • FOR YOU.
  • 00:44:47.160 --> 00:44:50.010
  • NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, IT'S A
  • 00:44:50.010 --> 00:44:50.280
  • FREE GIFT.
  • 00:44:50.280 --> 00:44:51.260
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:44:51.260 --> 00:44:53.220
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS.
  • 00:44:53.220 --> 00:44:54.170
  • THIS IS AMAZING.
  • 00:44:54.170 --> 00:44:56.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:45:00.160 --> 00:45:03.160
  • - BETH: THERE ARE
  • 00:45:03.160 --> 00:45:04.110
  • TRADITIONS AND THINGS THAT
  • 00:45:04.110 --> 00:45:05.110
  • WE LIKE TO PRACTICE.
  • 00:45:05.110 --> 00:45:07.030
  • THIS IS ONE THING I LOVE TO DO.
  • 00:45:07.030 --> 00:45:08.040
  • DO YOU GUYS JOURNAL AT ALL?
  • 00:45:08.040 --> 00:45:09.220
  • DO YOU KEEP ANY KIND?
  • 00:45:09.220 --> 00:45:11.080
  • I'VE GOT A LUMP IN MY THROAT
  • 00:45:11.080 --> 00:45:12.220
  • TELLING YOU GUYS ABOUT IT
  • 00:45:12.220 --> 00:45:13.230
  • BECAUSE IT'S PROFOUND TO ME
  • 00:45:13.230 --> 00:45:14.170
  • EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
  • 00:45:14.170 --> 00:45:17.020
  • WHEN I COME TO THE 1ST, I HAVE--
  • 00:45:17.020 --> 00:45:19.120
  • AND I JUST DO MINE.
  • 00:45:19.120 --> 00:45:21.200
  • I HAVE MINE PRINTED OFF.
  • 00:45:21.200 --> 00:45:23.040
  • I HAVE A STYLE THAT I LIKE TO
  • 00:45:23.040 --> 00:45:23.260
  • DO.
  • 00:45:23.260 --> 00:45:24.170
  • I HAVE MINE PRINTED OFF AND PUT
  • 00:45:24.170 --> 00:45:25.130
  • IN A-- IN A SPIRAL.
  • 00:45:25.130 --> 00:45:26.280
  • I CHOOSE PAPER THAT I LIKE TO
  • 00:45:26.280 --> 00:45:27.190
  • WRITE ON WITH A CERTAIN KIND OF
  • 00:45:27.190 --> 00:45:29.030
  • PEN THAT SLIDES ACROSS IT, SO I
  • 00:45:29.030 --> 00:45:30.180
  • KIND OF CREATE MINE BASED ON ONE
  • 00:45:30.180 --> 00:45:33.020
  • I LIKED OF SOMEBODY ELSE'S.
  • 00:45:33.020 --> 00:45:35.070
  • I KIND OF THEN TWEAKED IT WHERE
  • 00:45:35.070 --> 00:45:36.280
  • I GOT IT TO BE MINE AND THE
  • 00:45:36.280 --> 00:45:38.040
  • STYLE THAT I WANTED TO USE, AND
  • 00:45:38.240 --> 00:45:41.240
  • SO IT'S BLANK EXCEPT FOR THE
  • 00:45:41.240 --> 00:45:42.230
  • LETTER.
  • 00:45:42.230 --> 00:45:43.110
  • I ALWAYS BEGIN WITH THE LETTER
  • 00:45:43.110 --> 00:45:44.240
  • AND I BEGAN TO JESUS AND WHAT
  • 00:45:44.240 --> 00:45:46.260
  • VERSE I THINK HE'S LAYIN' ON MY
  • 00:45:46.260 --> 00:45:48.230
  • HEART, BUT THEN I HAND HIM-- I
  • 00:45:48.230 --> 00:45:50.060
  • JUST LIFT HIM UP THAT BLANK
  • 00:45:50.060 --> 00:45:52.060
  • JOURNAL, AND I ALWAYS SAY THE
  • 00:45:52.200 --> 00:45:55.200
  • SAME GENERAL THING-- I'M A TRY
  • 00:45:55.200 --> 00:45:57.180
  • NOT TO CRY BUT-- "LORD, IT'S
  • 00:45:57.180 --> 00:45:58.130
  • JUST-- HERE.
  • 00:45:58.130 --> 00:46:01.100
  • I HAVE NO IDEA.
  • 00:46:01.100 --> 00:46:02.180
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW --I COULD SEE
  • 00:46:05.120 --> 00:46:08.120
  • YOU BEFORE I FINISH THIS
  • 00:46:08.120 --> 00:46:10.000
  • JOURNAL."
  • 00:46:10.000 --> 00:46:10.190
  • I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT
  • 00:46:10.190 --> 00:46:11.120
  • OUR HEALTH SITUATIONS WILL BE,
  • 00:46:11.120 --> 00:46:13.240
  • WHAT THIS WORLD WILL BE LIKE,
  • 00:46:13.240 --> 00:46:14.150
  • BUT THIS I KNOW, AND I BEGIN TO
  • 00:46:14.150 --> 00:46:16.220
  • CONFESS TO HIM WHO HE WILL BE IN
  • 00:46:16.220 --> 00:46:19.030
  • THE BLANK PAGES AHEAD IN THAT
  • 00:46:19.030 --> 00:46:21.000
  • YEAR: "YOU WILL BE FAITHFUL.
  • 00:46:22.230 --> 00:46:25.230
  • YOU WILL BE MIGHTY.
  • 00:46:25.230 --> 00:46:27.160
  • YOU HAVE DIVINE POWER TO BREAK
  • 00:46:27.160 --> 00:46:29.200
  • APART EVERYTHING THAT BINDS US,"
  • 00:46:29.200 --> 00:46:32.030
  • TO MAKE THAT CONFESSION THAT NO
  • 00:46:32.030 --> 00:46:33.260
  • MATTER WHAT GETS FILLED IN THAT
  • 00:46:33.260 --> 00:46:36.140
  • YEAR, MY GOD IS GOING TO BE
  • 00:46:36.140 --> 00:46:37.170
  • FAITHFUL.
  • 00:46:37.170 --> 00:46:39.240
  • AND IT IS A POWERFUL THING TO
  • 00:46:39.240 --> 00:46:41.290
  • KNOW, AND THEN YOU START LIVING
  • 00:46:41.290 --> 00:46:43.080
  • IT OUT.
  • 00:46:43.080 --> 00:46:44.030
  • LIKE, I'M COMIN' TO THE END OF
  • 00:46:44.030 --> 00:46:45.090
  • ANOTHER ONE, AND I GLANCED BACK
  • 00:46:45.090 --> 00:46:46.220
  • OVER IT THIS YEAR.
  • 00:46:46.220 --> 00:46:48.180
  • I'M SO SORRY, Y'ALL, BUT IT'S
  • 00:46:48.180 --> 00:46:50.160
  • JUST SO TENDER IN MY HEART,
  • 00:46:50.160 --> 00:46:52.050
  • AND IT WAS JUST LIKE, "YOU
  • 00:46:52.050 --> 00:46:53.180
  • WERE-- YOU DID EVERYTHING YOU
  • 00:46:53.180 --> 00:46:55.050
  • SAID YOU WOULD DO."
  • 00:46:55.050 --> 00:46:58.000
  • AND HAVE YOURSELF A
  • 00:46:58.000 --> 00:46:58.200
  • MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW
  • 00:47:00.130 --> 00:47:03.130
  • - MATT: JOEL, JUST DON'T LEAVE
  • 00:47:03.130 --> 00:47:05.120
  • THIS VERY COLD SETTING WITHOUT
  • 00:47:05.120 --> 00:47:06.130
  • SAYING SOMETHING YOU KNOW THAT
  • 00:47:06.130 --> 00:47:07.080
  • PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR ON CHRISTMAS
  • 00:47:07.080 --> 00:47:08.260
  • THAT MAYBE DON'T HAVE THE FAMILY
  • 00:47:08.260 --> 00:47:11.050
  • SETTING THAT WE'RE ALL ENJOYING
  • 00:47:11.050 --> 00:47:12.000
  • AND FRIENDS AND--
  • 00:47:12.000 --> 00:47:13.120
  • - JOEL: SURE, MATT.
  • 00:47:13.120 --> 00:47:14.150
  • I JUST-- HEARIN' THE
  • 00:47:14.150 --> 00:47:15.270
  • DIFFERENT STORIES, AND PASTOR
  • 00:47:15.270 --> 00:47:17.090
  • JAMES JUST LETTIN' US KNOW THAT
  • 00:47:17.090 --> 00:47:19.160
  • NOTHIN' IS A COINCIDENCE WITH
  • 00:47:19.160 --> 00:47:20.290
  • GOD-- HE'S GOT A PLAN AND A
  • 00:47:20.290 --> 00:47:22.090
  • PURPOSE FOR US, AND EVEN
  • 00:47:22.090 --> 00:47:24.150
  • IF YOU, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:47:24.150 --> 00:47:26.110
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT GOD CAN'T
  • 00:47:29.120 --> 00:47:30.030
  • TAKE YOU TO A GOOD PLACE.
  • 00:47:30.030 --> 00:47:30.220
  • YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP BELIEVIN',
  • 00:47:30.220 --> 00:47:32.020
  • AND LIKE WHAT WAS SAID EARLIER,
  • 00:47:32.020 --> 00:47:33.100
  • WE'RE NOT HERE TRYIN' TO SHOVE
  • 00:47:33.100 --> 00:47:35.030
  • I MEAN, I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE
  • 00:47:38.200 --> 00:47:40.070
  • KNOW THE WORLD IS TURNED OFF BY
  • 00:47:40.070 --> 00:47:40.290
  • RELIGION, BUT WE'RE TALKIN'
  • 00:47:40.290 --> 00:47:41.190
  • ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS,
  • 00:47:41.190 --> 00:47:42.250
  • SOMEBODY THAT CAN BE THAT FRIEND
  • 00:47:42.250 --> 00:47:43.290
  • THAT STICKS CLOSER THAN A
  • 00:47:43.290 --> 00:47:45.180
  • BROTHER, AND LIKE WHAT'S SAID SO
  • 00:47:45.180 --> 00:47:47.210
  • ELOQUENTLY, IT'S A GIFT.
  • 00:47:47.210 --> 00:47:48.100
  • YOU JUST HAVE TO RECEIVE IT BY
  • 00:47:48.100 --> 00:47:49.010
  • FAITH.
  • 00:47:49.010 --> 00:47:49.220
  • YOU KNOW, YOU GET IT IN YOUR
  • 00:47:49.220 --> 00:47:51.030
  • HEAD, AND YOU THINK, "WHAT ARE
  • 00:47:51.030 --> 00:47:51.240
  • THEY TALKIN' ABOUT?
  • 00:47:51.240 --> 00:47:52.100
  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD AND ALL
  • 00:47:52.100 --> 00:47:53.010
  • THAT."
  • 00:47:53.010 --> 00:47:53.250
  • WELL, YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:47:53.250 --> 00:47:56.100
  • GET PAST IT, AND YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:47:56.100 --> 00:47:57.190
  • COME DOWN TO YOUR HEART, AND I
  • 00:47:57.190 --> 00:47:58.150
  • BELIEVE GOD'S PUT THAT LONGING
  • 00:47:58.150 --> 00:47:59.060
  • ON THE INSIDE OF EVERY ONE OF
  • 00:47:59.060 --> 00:47:59.270
  • US, AND IF WE COULD JUST YIELD
  • 00:47:59.270 --> 00:48:00.200
  • TO HIM AND JUST SAY, "OKAY,"
  • 00:48:00.200 --> 00:48:01.120
  • PEOPLE TELL ME, "JOEL, I'M
  • 00:48:01.120 --> 00:48:02.010
  • NOT A RELIGIOUS PERSON, BUT I
  • 00:48:02.010 --> 00:48:02.220
  • LIKE WATCHING YOU ON TV, AND I
  • 00:48:02.220 --> 00:48:03.180
  • BELIEVE--" BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:03.180 --> 00:48:04.170
  • I'M NOT TALKIN' ABOUT BEIN' IN A
  • 00:48:04.170 --> 00:48:05.110
  • RELIGION.
  • 00:48:05.110 --> 00:48:07.040
  • THEY RESPOND TO THAT CALL THAT
  • 00:48:07.040 --> 00:48:08.160
  • THE SEEDS OF GREATNESS THAT'S ON
  • 00:48:08.160 --> 00:48:10.170
  • THE INSIDE, AND IT COMES FROM
  • 00:48:10.170 --> 00:48:11.220
  • THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS,
  • 00:48:11.220 --> 00:48:13.120
  • AND SO I THINK WHEN THE WORLD
  • 00:48:13.120 --> 00:48:14.160
  • SEES THE JESUS THAT WE'RE
  • 00:48:14.160 --> 00:48:16.190
  • TALKIN' ABOUT, A LOVING GOD,
  • 00:48:16.190 --> 00:48:19.010
  • SOMEBODY THAT CAN REDEEM YOU
  • 00:48:19.010 --> 00:48:21.260
  • FROM YOUR SINS,
  • 00:48:21.260 --> 00:48:22.110
  • SOMEBODY THAT CAN HELP YOU IN
  • 00:48:22.110 --> 00:48:23.180
  • YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE, I MEAN, GOD
  • 00:48:23.180 --> 00:48:24.100
  • CAN BE AS CLOSE TO US AS WE WANT
  • 00:48:24.100 --> 00:48:25.290
  • HIM TO BE, AND SOME PEOPLE PUT
  • 00:48:25.290 --> 00:48:27.040
  • HIM IN A SUNDAY MORNING BOX;
  • 00:48:27.040 --> 00:48:28.070
  • SOME PEOPLE JUST PUT HIM AT
  • 00:48:28.070 --> 00:48:29.000
  • CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:48:29.000 --> 00:48:30.220
  • MAYBE WE'LL DO THAT, BUT, YOU
  • 00:48:30.220 --> 00:48:33.010
  • KNOW, HE CAN BE INVOLVED IN YOUR
  • 00:48:33.010 --> 00:48:33.240
  • EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:48:33.240 --> 00:48:34.070
  • YOU CAN TALK TO HIM ALL THROUGH
  • 00:48:34.070 --> 00:48:34.290
  • THE DAY AND, AGAIN, BE THAT
  • 00:48:34.290 --> 00:48:35.190
  • FRIEND THAT STICKS CLOSER THAN A
  • 00:48:35.190 --> 00:48:36.110
  • BROTHER, SO JUST HEARIN' THE
  • 00:48:36.110 --> 00:48:37.070
  • DIFFERENT STORIES.
  • 00:48:37.070 --> 00:48:38.020
  • YOU'RE NOT WATCHIN' BY
  • 00:48:38.020 --> 00:48:39.080
  • COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:48:39.080 --> 00:48:39.270
  • YOU DIDN'T JUST HAPPEN TO FLIP
  • 00:48:39.270 --> 00:48:41.020
  • ON.
  • 00:48:41.020 --> 00:48:41.220
  • YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE CALL OF
  • 00:48:41.220 --> 00:48:43.210
  • GOD, THE SPIRIT OF GOD DRAWIN'
  • 00:48:43.210 --> 00:48:45.020
  • YOU TO HIMSELF, SO I JUST
  • 00:48:45.020 --> 00:48:46.110
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO RECEIVE IT EVEN
  • 00:48:46.110 --> 00:48:47.150
  • TODAY.
  • 00:48:47.150 --> 00:48:49.030
  • WHAT A GREAT GIFT TO RECEIVE
  • 00:48:49.030 --> 00:48:49.250
  • JESUS ON CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:48:49.250 --> 00:48:51.180
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:48:58.020 --> 00:49:01.040
  • TELL YOU A QUICK STORY
  • 00:49:01.040 --> 00:49:02.020
  • ABOUT CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:49:02.020 --> 00:49:03.110
  • WHEN I WAS LITTLE, MAYBE 8 OR 9
  • 00:49:03.110 --> 00:49:04.050
  • YEARS OLD, MY DAD SAID, "YOU
  • 00:49:04.050 --> 00:49:05.130
  • WANNA COME WITH ME?"
  • 00:49:05.130 --> 00:49:05.290
  • WE WERE GONNA PICK OUT MY LITTLE
  • 00:49:05.290 --> 00:49:07.000
  • SISTER, APRIL, A BIKE FOR
  • 00:49:07.000 --> 00:49:08.130
  • CHRISTMAS, AND I SAID, "YEAH, I
  • 00:49:08.130 --> 00:49:09.060
  • WANNA GO," AND SO WE WENT TO THE
  • 00:49:09.060 --> 00:49:10.070
  • TOY STORE OR WHATEVER, AND WE
  • 00:49:10.070 --> 00:49:12.000
  • FOUND THIS GREAT BIKE.
  • 00:49:12.000 --> 00:49:13.090
  • I SAID, "I THINK SHE'LL LIKE
  • 00:49:13.090 --> 00:49:13.290
  • THIS ONE."
  • 00:49:13.290 --> 00:49:14.280
  • SO WE BOUGHT IT FOR
  • 00:49:14.280 --> 00:49:15.170
  • HER AND CAME BACK HOME.
  • 00:49:15.170 --> 00:49:16.180
  • ACTUALLY, THEY WERE GONNA HAVE
  • 00:49:16.180 --> 00:49:18.100
  • IT DELIVERED LATER, AND SO THAT
  • 00:49:18.100 --> 00:49:21.090
  • WAS, LIKE, 2 WEEKS BEFORE
  • 00:49:21.090 --> 00:49:22.130
  • CHRISTMAS, AND WE HAD A PATIO IN
  • 00:49:22.130 --> 00:49:24.020
  • OUR BACK-PORCH AREA, AND MY DAD
  • 00:49:24.020 --> 00:49:25.110
  • PUT A BLANKET OVER THAT AND SO
  • 00:49:25.130 --> 00:49:28.130
  • SHE WOULDN'T SEE IT AND TOLD US,
  • 00:49:28.130 --> 00:49:30.110
  • YOU KNOW, "DON'T GO OUT THERE
  • 00:49:30.110 --> 00:49:31.120
  • AND LOOK AT IT."
  • 00:49:31.120 --> 00:49:32.000
  • AND DURING THOSE 2 WEEKS,
  • 00:49:32.000 --> 00:49:32.270
  • I SAID, "DADDY, CAN I GO
  • 00:49:32.270 --> 00:49:34.010
  • OUT AND LOOK AT THE BIKE?"
  • 00:49:34.010 --> 00:49:35.030
  • HE SAID, "NO, I DON'T WANT YOU
  • 00:49:35.030 --> 00:49:36.030
  • TO LOOK AT IT."
  • 00:49:36.030 --> 00:49:36.170
  • "BUT I'VE ALREADY SEEN IT.
  • 00:49:36.170 --> 00:49:37.060
  • I JUST WANNA LOOK AT IT.
  • 00:49:37.060 --> 00:49:37.240
  • I'M NOT GONNA LET HER SEE IT."
  • 00:49:37.240 --> 00:49:38.160
  • HE SAID, "NO, I DON'T WANT YOU
  • 00:49:38.160 --> 00:49:39.160
  • TO SEE IT," AND THAT, JUST, SO
  • 00:49:39.160 --> 00:49:40.230
  • BOTHERED ME 'CAUSE I THOUGHT, "I
  • 00:49:40.230 --> 00:49:41.240
  • WANNA SEE HER NEW BIKE," 'CAUSE,
  • 00:49:41.240 --> 00:49:43.110
  • JUST, YOU KNOW, IT'S OUT THERE,
  • 00:49:43.110 --> 00:49:44.140
  • AND YOU'RE A KID, AND ALL THAT.
  • 00:49:44.140 --> 00:49:45.200
  • WELL, ANYWAY, HE WOULD NEVER LET
  • 00:49:45.200 --> 00:49:47.020
  • ME GO GET IT.
  • 00:49:47.020 --> 00:49:47.230
  • WELL, CHRISTMAS MORNING, WE WENT
  • 00:49:47.230 --> 00:49:49.000
  • TO OPEN OUR PRESENTS.
  • 00:49:49.000 --> 00:49:50.230
  • WE WENT OUT THERE.
  • 00:49:50.230 --> 00:49:52.010
  • HE HAD BOUGHT TWO BIKES.
  • 00:49:52.010 --> 00:49:53.260
  • HE BOUGHT ME A BIKE TOO, SO, YOU
  • 00:49:53.260 --> 00:49:54.280
  • KNOW, BUT IT'S--
  • 00:49:54.280 --> 00:49:55.280
  • ALL THOSE 2 WEEKS,
  • 00:49:55.280 --> 00:49:57.010
  • I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:49:57.010 --> 00:49:57.280
  • THOUGHT, "HE'S JUST BEIN' MEAN,"
  • 00:49:57.280 --> 00:49:59.020
  • "HE'S JUST NOT LETTIN' ME SEE
  • 00:49:59.020 --> 00:50:00.030
  • THIS," BUT THERE WAS A REASON,
  • 00:50:00.030 --> 00:50:01.120
  • AND SO I TIE THAT BACK TO
  • 00:50:01.120 --> 00:50:02.260
  • SOMETIMES WE THINK, "GOD, WHY
  • 00:50:02.260 --> 00:50:04.080
  • AREN'T YOU LETTING ME SEE THIS
  • 00:50:04.080 --> 00:50:05.070
  • NOW, MY HEALING, MY
  • 00:50:05.070 --> 00:50:06.070
  • BREAKTHROUGH?"
  • 00:50:06.070 --> 00:50:08.020
  • I MEAN, JOSEPH COULD'VE SAID,
  • 00:50:08.020 --> 00:50:08.230
  • "WELL, GOD, YOU SAID I'M GONNA
  • 00:50:08.230 --> 00:50:10.000
  • STAND BEFORE-- YOU KNOW, LEAD A
  • 00:50:10.000 --> 00:50:13.000
  • NATION.
  • 00:50:13.000 --> 00:50:13.190
  • I'M IN PRISON."
  • 00:50:13.190 --> 00:50:14.140
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU GOTTA COME
  • 00:50:14.140 --> 00:50:15.050
  • BACK TO THAT PLACE OF TRUST
  • 00:50:15.050 --> 00:50:15.250
  • AND SAY, "GOD, YOUR TIME
  • 00:50:15.250 --> 00:50:16.130
  • IS THE RIGHT TIME,"
  • 00:50:16.130 --> 00:50:17.150
  • AND JUST BELIEVE, WHEN YOU DO
  • 00:50:17.150 --> 00:50:18.200
  • THAT, WHEN GOD PULLS THAT SHEET
  • 00:50:18.200 --> 00:50:20.050
  • OFF, IT'S GONNA BE BIGGER,
  • 00:50:20.050 --> 00:50:20.290
  • BETTER, MORE REWARDING THAN YOU
  • 00:50:20.290 --> 00:50:22.030
  • EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:50:22.030 --> 00:50:23.290
  • WHEN I SAW THAT SECOND BIKE,
  • 00:50:23.290 --> 00:50:24.270
  • EVEN AT 8 YEARS OLD, I PROBABLY
  • 00:50:24.270 --> 00:50:26.060
  • HAD TEARS, "OH, I CAN'T BELIEVE
  • 00:50:26.060 --> 00:50:27.070
  • I GOT A BIKE TOO," BUT SHOWED ME
  • 00:50:27.070 --> 00:50:28.100
  • THE HEART OF MY DAD, THAT HE
  • 00:50:28.100 --> 00:50:30.090
  • WANTED TO BLESS ALL OF US AND
  • 00:50:30.090 --> 00:50:31.290
  • JUST-- SO I JUST THINK IT'S
  • 00:50:31.290 --> 00:50:33.190
  • IMPORTANT TO JUST BE PATIENT IF
  • 00:50:33.190 --> 00:50:35.100
  • YOU'RE NOT RECEIVIN' IT RIGHT
  • 00:50:35.100 --> 00:50:36.120
  • NOW.
  • 00:50:36.120 --> 00:50:36.280
  • YOU KNOW, TRUST GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:50:36.280 --> 00:50:38.250
  • KNOW THAT HE'S IN CONTROL, AND
  • 00:50:38.250 --> 00:50:40.130
  • AT THE PERFECT TIME, HE'LL GET
  • 00:50:40.130 --> 00:50:42.090
  • YOU TO WHERE YOU NEED TO BE.
  • 00:50:42.090 --> 00:50:43.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:50:46.170 --> 00:50:49.170
  • - O.S.: HOME WITH FAMILY.
  • 00:50:49.170 --> 00:50:52.080
  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO GOD.
  • 00:50:52.080 --> 00:50:54.060
  • AND SO, WHEN YOU SEE THAT
  • 00:50:56.200 --> 00:50:57.260
  • NATIVITY SCENE, IT REMINDS US
  • 00:50:57.260 --> 00:50:59.020
  • AND, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE OFTEN SAID
  • 00:51:03.160 --> 00:51:04.100
  • THROUGHOUT THE YEARS ON TBN,
  • 00:51:04.100 --> 00:51:05.290
  • Y'ALL TALKED ABOUT THE TBN
  • 00:51:05.290 --> 00:51:06.250
  • FAMILY.
  • 00:51:06.250 --> 00:51:08.040
  • YOU KNOW, FOR A LOT OF FOLKS
  • 00:51:08.040 --> 00:51:10.060
  • WATCHING TODAY, THAT IS THEIR
  • 00:51:10.060 --> 00:51:11.000
  • FAMILY.
  • 00:51:11.000 --> 00:51:11.180
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF LONELY PEOPLE
  • 00:51:11.180 --> 00:51:13.210
  • TODAY, AND SUICIDE RATES ARE
  • 00:51:14.020 --> 00:51:17.020
  • HIGHER DURING THE CHRISTMAS
  • 00:51:17.020 --> 00:51:18.160
  • SEASON THAN ANY TIME OF YEAR,
  • 00:51:18.160 --> 00:51:20.020
  • AND SO-- BUT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT
  • 00:51:20.020 --> 00:51:21.110
  • FAMILY, BUT THEN, MATT, WHEN YOU
  • 00:51:21.110 --> 00:51:23.070
  • REALLY CROP IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:51:23.070 --> 00:51:24.260
  • MORE AND YOU COME DOWN TO THE
  • 00:51:24.260 --> 00:51:26.100
  • VERY CENTER, IT'S JESUS.
  • 00:51:26.100 --> 00:51:27.260
  • IT'S JUST THE BABE.
  • 00:51:27.260 --> 00:51:30.000
  • IT'S THE CHRIST.
  • 00:51:30.000 --> 00:51:31.120
  • AND, YOU KNOW, BEFORE THE CROWN
  • 00:51:31.120 --> 00:51:33.010
  • WAS THE CROSS, AND BEFORE THE
  • 00:51:33.010 --> 00:51:35.030
  • CROSS WAS THE CRADLE, AND HE
  • 00:51:35.030 --> 00:51:36.020
  • CAME, AND DOWN HE CAME, PAST
  • 00:51:36.020 --> 00:51:38.120
  • SOLAR SYSTEMS AND
  • 00:51:38.120 --> 00:51:40.280
  • CONSTELLATIONS, AND THROUGH
  • 00:51:40.280 --> 00:51:43.150
  • MEASURELESS SPACE.
  • 00:51:43.150 --> 00:51:44.080
  • THINK ABOUT IT, TO BE PLANTED AS
  • 00:51:44.080 --> 00:51:45.120
  • A TINY SEED IN THE WOMB OF A
  • 00:51:45.120 --> 00:51:47.050
  • YOUNG VIRGIN GIRL, AND THEN TO
  • 00:51:47.050 --> 00:51:48.210
  • BE BORN IN THE DUNG AND THE
  • 00:51:48.210 --> 00:51:51.160
  • FILTH OF A BETHLEHEM STABLE SO
  • 00:51:51.160 --> 00:51:52.200
  • HE COULD COME.
  • 00:51:52.200 --> 00:51:55.160
  • HE COULD'VE COME WHEN HE WAS 33
  • 00:51:55.160 --> 00:51:56.100
  • AND GONE TO THE CROSS, BUT HE
  • 00:51:56.100 --> 00:51:57.180
  • CAME SO HE COULD SAY TO EVERY
  • 00:51:57.180 --> 00:52:00.160
  • ONE OF US, NO MATTER WHO WE ARE
  • 00:52:00.160 --> 00:52:01.270
  • OR WHAT WE ARE, "I UNDERSTAND."
  • 00:52:01.270 --> 00:52:03.210
  • YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BABY THAT'S
  • 00:52:03.210 --> 00:52:05.100
  • CRYING BECAUSE THEIR DIAPER
  • 00:52:05.100 --> 00:52:07.220
  • HADN'T BEEN CHANGED, HE COULD
  • 00:52:07.220 --> 00:52:09.030
  • SAY, "I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:52:09.030 --> 00:52:09.240
  • I WAS A BABY ONE TIME."
  • 00:52:09.240 --> 00:52:10.240
  • A LITTLE KID THAT THEIR
  • 00:52:10.240 --> 00:52:12.070
  • PARENTS WERE TAKIN' THEM
  • 00:52:12.070 --> 00:52:14.290
  • TO CHURCH, AND THEY'RE RESTLESS,
  • 00:52:14.290 --> 00:52:16.090
  • HE CAN SAY, "I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:52:16.090 --> 00:52:17.040
  • YOU THINK THAT GUY'S BORED?
  • 00:52:17.040 --> 00:52:19.020
  • YOU SHOULD'VE HEARD MY RABBI IN
  • 00:52:19.020 --> 00:52:19.290
  • NAZARETH."
  • 00:52:19.290 --> 00:52:20.250
  • A TEENAGER-- NOBODY
  • 00:52:20.250 --> 00:52:22.160
  • UNDERSTANDS A TEENAGER.
  • 00:52:22.160 --> 00:52:23.180
  • JESUS SAYS, "I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:52:23.180 --> 00:52:26.020
  • I WAS A TEENAGER ONE TIME."
  • 00:52:26.020 --> 00:52:27.030
  • YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE SO TEMPTED
  • 00:52:27.030 --> 00:52:30.000
  • TO ALL SORTS OF SIN, JESUS COMES
  • 00:52:30.000 --> 00:52:31.210
  • AND SAYS, "HEY, I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:52:31.210 --> 00:52:33.000
  • I WAS TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS AS
  • 00:52:33.000 --> 00:52:35.070
  • YOU, YET WITHOUT SIN."
  • 00:52:35.270 --> 00:52:38.270
  • THERE'S SOMEBODY WATCHING
  • 00:52:38.270 --> 00:52:39.220
  • TODAY.
  • 00:52:39.220 --> 00:52:40.130
  • MAYBE YOU'RE AFRAID TO DIE.
  • 00:52:40.130 --> 00:52:41.160
  • JESUS SAID, "HEY, I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:52:41.160 --> 00:52:42.130
  • I WENT TO GETHSEMANE'S GARDEN
  • 00:52:42.130 --> 00:52:43.250
  • AND SAID, "LORD, IF IT'S
  • 00:52:43.250 --> 00:52:45.070
  • POSSIBLE, LET THIS CUP PASS FROM
  • 00:52:45.070 --> 00:52:46.090
  • ME, NEVERTHELESS, NOT MY WILL
  • 00:52:46.090 --> 00:52:47.180
  • BUT YOURS BE DONE."
  • 00:52:47.180 --> 00:52:49.270
  • CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:52:49.270 --> 00:52:52.170
  • IT'S ABOUT HOW MUCH HE LOVES US,
  • 00:52:52.170 --> 00:52:54.220
  • HOW MUCH HE CAME AND WENT FROM
  • 00:52:54.220 --> 00:52:56.190
  • THE CRADLE TO THE CROSS, THERE
  • 00:52:56.190 --> 00:52:59.000
  • TO BECOME OUR SIN BEARER.
  • 00:52:59.000 --> 00:53:01.170
  • THERE, "HE WHO KNEW NO SIN
  • 00:53:01.170 --> 00:53:02.190
  • BECAME SIN FOR US THAT WE MIGHT
  • 00:53:02.190 --> 00:53:04.210
  • BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
  • 00:53:04.210 --> 00:53:06.020
  • IN HIM."
  • 00:53:06.020 --> 00:53:06.260
  • AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAID,
  • 00:53:06.260 --> 00:53:08.120
  • HE CAME TO EARTH SO WE
  • 00:53:08.120 --> 00:53:09.260
  • COULD GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:53:09.260 --> 00:53:10.180
  • HE CAME TO WHERE WE ARE SO WE
  • 00:53:10.180 --> 00:53:11.280
  • COULD GO TO WHERE HE IS.
  • 00:53:11.280 --> 00:53:12.260
  • THE CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT JESUS,
  • 00:53:12.280 --> 00:53:15.280
  • AND I WANNA SAY A WORD TO ALL
  • 00:53:15.280 --> 00:53:17.190
  • YOU WHO ARE LISTENING RIGHT NOW
  • 00:53:17.190 --> 00:53:18.250
  • BECAUSE JESUS IS CROPPING THAT
  • 00:53:18.250 --> 00:53:21.010
  • PHOTOGRAPH TODAY HIMSELF, NOT
  • 00:53:21.010 --> 00:53:22.230
  • JUST US.
  • 00:53:22.230 --> 00:53:24.270
  • HE TAKES THAT WHOLE UNIVERSE AND
  • 00:53:24.270 --> 00:53:26.180
  • THIS WHOLE EXPANSE HE'S CREATED,
  • 00:53:26.180 --> 00:53:28.010
  • AND HE BEGINS TO NARROW IT DOWN,
  • 00:53:28.010 --> 00:53:30.290
  • CROP IT DOWN, COMES INTO OUR
  • 00:53:30.290 --> 00:53:32.220
  • SOLAR SYSTEM.
  • 00:53:32.220 --> 00:53:33.110
  • HE KEEPS NARROWING IT DOWN,
  • 00:53:33.110 --> 00:53:34.010
  • COMES INTO THIS LITTLE SPECK IN
  • 00:53:34.010 --> 00:53:36.220
  • THIS VAST EXPANSE WE CALL EARTH,
  • 00:53:36.220 --> 00:53:39.080
  • BUT HE CONTINUES TO NARROW IT
  • 00:53:39.080 --> 00:53:41.150
  • DOWN AND COMES TO THIS COUNTRY,
  • 00:53:41.150 --> 00:53:43.120
  • COMES TO YOUR STATE, COMES TO
  • 00:53:43.120 --> 00:53:45.150
  • YOUR CITY.
  • 00:53:45.150 --> 00:53:46.070
  • FINALLY, HE GETS IT NARROWED
  • 00:53:46.070 --> 00:53:48.060
  • DOWN TO YOU BECAUSE NOBODY HAS A
  • 00:53:48.060 --> 00:53:49.230
  • DNA LIKE YOU.
  • 00:53:49.230 --> 00:53:51.140
  • NO ONE HAS A THUMBPRINT LIKE
  • 00:53:51.140 --> 00:53:53.160
  • YOU.
  • 00:53:53.160 --> 00:53:54.090
  • YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL,
  • 00:53:54.090 --> 00:53:56.050
  • INDESCRIBABLY VALUABLE TO GOD,
  • 00:53:57.080 --> 00:54:00.100
  • WHO LOVES YOU AND DESIRES FOR
  • 00:54:00.100 --> 00:54:01.190
  • YOU THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON TO
  • 00:54:01.190 --> 00:54:03.230
  • RECEIVE THE GREATEST GIFT OF
  • 00:54:03.230 --> 00:54:06.230
  • ALL, THE GREATEST GIFT ANYONE
  • 00:54:06.230 --> 00:54:08.030
  • CAN RECEIVE, ETERNAL LIFE
  • 00:54:08.030 --> 00:54:10.000
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD,
  • 00:54:10.000 --> 00:54:12.100
  • BY PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN HIM.
  • 00:54:12.100 --> 00:54:14.190
  • NO ONE HAS A DNA LIKE YOU.
  • 00:54:14.190 --> 00:54:15.110
  • THERE'S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:54:15.110 --> 00:54:17.020
  • DO THAT NO ONE CAN DO LIKE YOU
  • 00:54:17.020 --> 00:54:18.210
  • BECAUSE HE MADE YOU SPECIAL,
  • 00:54:18.210 --> 00:54:19.270
  • JUST LIKE WHO YOU ARE, SO WHEN
  • 00:54:20.080 --> 00:54:23.080
  • YOU SEE THAT NATIVITY SCENE,
  • 00:54:23.080 --> 00:54:24.230
  • JUST REMEMBER, CHRISTMAS IS
  • 00:54:24.230 --> 00:54:26.120
  • ABOUT WORSHIP.
  • 00:54:26.120 --> 00:54:28.150
  • IT'S ABOUT FAMILY, BUT, REALLY,
  • 00:54:28.150 --> 00:54:29.230
  • IT'S ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:54:29.230 --> 00:54:32.030
  • - SAMUEL: YOU WILL SEE GLORIOUS
  • 00:54:32.030 --> 00:54:34.080
  • THINGS FROM HEAVEN LIKE YOU HAVE
  • 00:54:34.080 --> 00:54:36.050
  • NEVER SEEN BEFORE, AND THAT'S
  • 00:54:36.050 --> 00:54:37.050
  • JUST THE WORD OF THE LORD FOR
  • 00:54:37.050 --> 00:54:38.060
  • YOU.
  • 00:54:38.060 --> 00:54:38.220
  • BELIEVE THAT IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:54:38.220 --> 00:54:39.190
  • - JOEL: I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO
  • 00:54:39.190 --> 00:54:40.210
  • RECEIVE IT, EVEN TODAY.
  • 00:54:40.210 --> 00:54:41.230
  • WHAT A GREAT GIFT TO RECEIVE,
  • 00:54:41.230 --> 00:54:43.080
  • JESUS, ON CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:54:43.080 --> 00:54:44.200
  • - NINA: GOD DOES LOVE US, AND
  • 00:54:44.200 --> 00:54:45.260
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THE
  • 00:54:45.260 --> 00:54:47.060
  • SEASON, I THINK, IS LOVE.
  • 00:54:47.060 --> 00:54:49.180
  • - JAMES: THIS BIRTH OF JESUS
  • 00:54:49.180 --> 00:54:50.160
  • WAS A GIFT OF LIFE.
  • 00:54:50.160 --> 00:54:52.250
  • - LAURIE: THE GREATEST GIFT IS
  • 00:54:53.050 --> 00:54:56.050
  • A FREE GIFT, AND WE ALL NEED IT.
  • 00:54:56.050 --> 00:54:58.290
  • - BETH: WE ALL GET JESUS.
  • 00:54:58.290 --> 00:55:01.130
  • WE ALL GET JESUS.
  • 00:55:01.130 --> 00:55:02.040
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:55:02.040 --> 00:55:03.030
  • THOUGH WE'VE TRAVELED FAR
  • 00:55:03.030 --> 00:55:04.140
  • THROUGH OUR JOURNEY'S END,
  • 00:55:04.140 --> 00:55:07.020
  • WE HAVE FOUND THE GREATEST
  • 00:55:07.020 --> 00:55:09.080
  • HOPE
  • 00:55:09.080 --> 00:55:11.030
  • THE WORLD WON'T BE THE SAME
  • 00:55:11.030 --> 00:55:13.150
  • AGAIN
  • 00:55:13.150 --> 00:55:14.120
  • WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR
  • 00:55:14.120 --> 00:55:16.290
  • WE HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT,
  • 00:55:16.290 --> 00:55:19.290
  • AND WE'LL WORSHIP HIM
  • 00:55:20.120 --> 00:55:23.120
  • WE'LL WORSHIP HIM
  • 00:55:24.020 --> 00:55:27.020
  • WE'LL WORSHIP HIM THIS NIGHT
  • 00:55:32.140 --> 00:55:35.140
  • - MATT: CLOSING THEME SONG FOR
  • 00:55:35.140 --> 00:55:36.110
  • THE ENTIRE SPECIAL.
  • 00:55:36.110 --> 00:55:37.140
  • - JOHN: CLOSING THEME SONG FOR
  • 00:55:37.140 --> 00:55:38.290
  • THE ENTIRE SPECIAL?
  • 00:55:38.290 --> 00:55:40.010
  • - MATT: YEAH, WE'RE OUT.
  • 00:55:40.010 --> 00:55:40.230
  • THIS IS CREDITS.
  • 00:55:40.230 --> 00:55:41.130
  • THE CREDITS ARE GOIN'.
  • 00:55:41.130 --> 00:55:42.130
  • - JOHN: YES, YEAH, HOW ABOUT
  • 00:55:42.130 --> 00:55:43.250
  • THAT?
  • 00:55:43.250 --> 00:55:44.130
  • OKAY.
  • 00:55:44.130 --> 00:55:45.140
  • - MATT: CREDITS ARE ROLLIN'.
  • 00:55:45.140 --> 00:55:48.000
  • [JOHN SINGING A CAPPELLA]
  • 00:55:48.000 --> 00:55:48.190
  • IT'S ALREADY DONE,
  • 00:55:48.190 --> 00:55:50.060
  • OH-OH-OH-OH, WHOA
  • 00:55:50.060 --> 00:55:51.170
  • - JOHN: THAT'S ONE OF ISRAEL'S
  • 00:55:51.170 --> 00:55:52.100
  • SONGS SO--
  • 00:55:52.100 --> 00:55:53.250
  • - MATT: YEAH, KEEP GOIN'.
  • 00:55:53.250 --> 00:55:54.140
  • THE CREDITS ARE-- THERE'S MORE.
  • 00:55:54.140 --> 00:55:55.060
  • FOR THE TIME FOR US TO
  • 00:55:55.060 --> 00:55:58.040
  • BE TOGETHER,
  • 00:55:58.040 --> 00:55:59.100
  • IT'S COME TO ITS END,
  • 00:55:59.100 --> 00:56:00.180
  • BUT YOU ARE STILL OUR FRIENDS
  • 00:56:00.180 --> 00:56:01.260
  • AT TBN,
  • 00:56:01.260 --> 00:56:04.160
  • AND SO ON BEHALF OF
  • 00:56:04.160 --> 00:56:05.270
  • PASTOR JOEL AND VIC,
  • 00:56:05.270 --> 00:56:08.240
  • AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT'S
  • 00:56:08.240 --> 00:56:09.230
  • HERE TODAY,
  • 00:56:09.230 --> 00:56:10.110
  • WE SAY WE LOVE YOU
  • 00:56:10.110 --> 00:56:12.010
  • IN A SPECIAL WAY
  • 00:56:12.010 --> 00:56:14.240
  • IT'S ALREADY DONE,
  • 00:56:14.240 --> 00:56:17.100
  • OH-OH-OH-OH,
  • 00:56:17.100 --> 00:56:18.170
  • WHOA
  • 00:56:18.170 --> 00:56:20.130
  • - JOHN: SO IT'S ALL OVER, BUT
  • 00:56:20.130 --> 00:56:21.040
  • YOU CAN ALWAYS REWIND IT.
  • 00:56:21.040 --> 00:56:22.250
  • [REWINDING SOUND EFFECT]
  • 00:56:22.250 --> 00:56:24.120
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE A
  • 00:56:24.120 --> 00:56:25.120
  • DVR FOR, AND YOU CAN
  • 00:56:25.120 --> 00:56:26.130
  • ALWAYS PLAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:56:26.130 --> 00:56:27.270
  • - MATT: AND THERE'S A COUPLE
  • 00:56:27.270 --> 00:56:28.180
  • MORE NAMES GOIN' BY.
  • 00:56:28.180 --> 00:56:30.020
  • - JOHN: COUPLE-- I'M NOT.
  • 00:56:30.020 --> 00:56:30.210
  • THEY'RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO GO
  • 00:56:30.210 --> 00:56:31.120
  • WITHOUT ANY MUSIC.
  • 00:56:31.120 --> 00:56:32.060
  • YOU DO IT.
  • 00:56:32.060 --> 00:56:33.280
  • YOU CAN SING.
  • 00:56:33.280 --> 00:56:35.010
  • - MATT: YEAH, THERE'S COUPLE
  • 00:56:35.010 --> 00:56:35.220
  • MORE PEOPLE.
  • 00:56:35.220 --> 00:56:36.150
  • - JOHN: LAURIE, YOU SING.
  • 00:56:36.150 --> 00:56:37.230
  • - MATT: YOU'LL SING FOR THE
  • 00:56:37.230 --> 00:56:38.130
  • TOP CREDITS, BUT NOT THE
  • 00:56:38.130 --> 00:56:39.010
  • PEOPLE AT THE BOTTOM?
  • 00:56:39.010 --> 00:56:39.180
  • - LAURIE: SING, SAMUEL.
  • 00:56:39.180 --> 00:56:40.060
  • - JOHN: RIGHT, 'CAUSE THE LAST
  • 00:56:40.060 --> 00:56:40.280
  • SHALL BE FIRST.
  • 00:56:40.280 --> 00:56:41.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:56:41.120 --> 00:56:41.230
  • [LAURIE SINGING]
  • 00:56:41.230 --> 00:56:42.070
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:56:42.070 --> 00:56:42.170
  • BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
  • 00:56:42.170 --> 00:56:43.140
  • - SAMUEL: I CAN ONLY DO "FELIZ
  • 00:56:43.140 --> 00:56:44.060
  • NAVIDAD."
  • 00:56:44.060 --> 00:56:44.170
  • - JOHN: DO IT!
  • 00:56:44.170 --> 00:56:45.010
  • [ALL SINGING]
  • 00:56:45.010 --> 00:56:45.190
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD
  • 00:56:45.190 --> 00:56:46.280
  • - JOHN: YO, HEY!
  • 00:56:46.280 --> 00:56:47.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:56:47.260 --> 00:56:48.190
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD
  • 00:56:48.190 --> 00:56:50.020
  • - JOHN: I DON'T KNOW THIS PART.
  • 00:56:50.020 --> 00:56:51.130
  • [SAM AND EVA SINGING]
  • 00:56:51.130 --> 00:56:52.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:56:52.110 --> 00:56:53.020
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD, PROSPERO AÑO Y
  • 00:56:53.020 --> 00:56:54.040
  • FELICIDAD
  • 00:56:54.040 --> 00:56:56.030
  • - JOHN: YAY, ONE MORE TIME!
  • 00:56:56.030 --> 00:56:57.000
  • [ALL SINGING]
  • 00:56:57.000 --> 00:56:58.220
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD
  • 00:56:58.220 --> 00:56:59.170
  • - JOHN: WE GOT COFFEE BEANS
  • 00:56:59.170 --> 00:57:00.090
  • HERE.
  • 00:57:00.090 --> 00:57:01.030
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:57:01.030 --> 00:57:01.250
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD
  • 00:57:01.250 --> 00:57:02.230
  • - JOHN: HEY!
  • 00:57:02.230 --> 00:57:04.120
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD,
  • 00:57:04.120 --> 00:57:06.130
  • PROSPERO AÑO Y FELICIDAD
  • 00:57:06.130 --> 00:57:08.030
  • - LAURIE: READY?
  • 00:57:08.030 --> 00:57:09.010
  • ENGLISH.
  • 00:57:09.010 --> 00:57:11.160
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:11.160 --> 00:57:12.090
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:12.090 --> 00:57:13.000
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:13.000 --> 00:57:13.240
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:13.240 --> 00:57:15.080
  • - MATT: LIFT IT, LIFT IT!
  • 00:57:15.080 --> 00:57:16.270
  • [JOHN SINGING]
  • 00:57:16.270 --> 00:57:17.110
  • OH, LORD
  • 00:57:17.110 --> 00:57:18.080
  • [ALL SINGING]
  • 00:57:18.080 --> 00:57:18.240
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:18.240 --> 00:57:19.120
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:19.120 --> 00:57:19.280
  • FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
  • 00:57:19.280 --> 00:57:21.130
  • [JOHN SINGING]
  • 00:57:21.130 --> 00:57:22.090
  • IT'S IN MY HEART
  • 00:57:22.090 --> 00:57:22.280
  • [ALL SINGING]
  • 00:57:22.280 --> 00:57:24.170
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:24.170 --> 00:57:25.050
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:25.050 --> 00:57:26.220
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:26.220 --> 00:57:27.130
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:27.130 --> 00:57:28.100
  • [JOHN SINGING]
  • 00:57:28.100 --> 00:57:28.280
  • I REALLY MEAN IT
  • 00:57:28.280 --> 00:57:29.170
  • I GOT TO, GOT TO, GOT TO
  • 00:57:29.170 --> 00:57:31.290
  • [ALL SINGING]
  • 00:57:31.290 --> 00:57:33.190
  • I WANNA WISH YOU A
  • 00:57:33.190 --> 00:57:34.250
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:57:34.250 --> 00:57:35.110
  • FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
  • 00:57:35.110 --> 00:57:36.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:57:36.060 --> 00:57:36.230
  • - JOHN: THAT IS IT!
  • 00:57:36.230 --> 00:57:37.100
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US
  • 00:57:37.100 --> 00:57:38.010
  • AT TBN.
  • 00:57:38.010 --> 00:57:38.260
  • - LAURIE: MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:57:38.260 --> 00:57:39.230
  • - ALL: "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS."
  • 00:57:39.230 --> 00:57:40.260
  • - MATT: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • 00:57:40.260 --> 00:57:41.260
  • - JOEL: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • 00:57:41.260 --> 00:57:43.130
  • - MATT: WOULD YOU MIND LETTING
  • 00:57:44.070 --> 00:57:47.070
  • SAM AND I GET IN YOUR COAT WITH
  • 00:57:47.070 --> 00:57:48.090
  • YOU?
  • 00:57:48.090 --> 00:57:49.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:57:49.010 --> 00:57:50.170
  • - JOHN: IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL
  • 00:57:50.170 --> 00:57:51.090
  • NEAPOLITAN VERSION OF-- THIS IS
  • 00:57:51.090 --> 00:57:52.250
  • THE ICE CREAM SANDWICH OF JESUS,
  • 00:57:52.250 --> 00:57:54.280
  • RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:57:54.280 --> 00:57:56.250
  • THIS IS THE ICE CREAM SUNDAE,
  • 00:57:56.250 --> 00:57:58.100
  • BABY.
  • 00:57:58.100 --> 00:57:59.080
  • WE GOT THE VANILLA, THE
  • 00:57:59.080 --> 00:58:00.120
  • CHOCOLATE, AND THE-- WHAT?
  • 00:58:00.120 --> 00:58:01.260
  • - MATT: CARAMEL.
  • 00:58:01.260 --> 00:58:02.260
  • - JOHN: WE GOT THE CARAMEL
  • 00:58:02.260 --> 00:58:03.260
  • OVER-- WE GOT THE PECAN, BUTTER
  • 00:58:03.260 --> 00:58:04.180
  • PECAN!
  • 00:58:04.180 --> 00:58:05.120
  • THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:58:05.120 --> 00:58:06.180
  • IT'S THE BUTTER PECAN SUNDAE OF
  • 00:58:06.180 --> 00:58:07.140
  • GOD.
  • 00:58:07.140 --> 00:58:08.270
  • IT'S A DELICIOUS SUNDAE OF
  • 00:58:08.270 --> 00:58:10.130
  • JESUS, ICE CREAM OF JESUS.
  • 00:58:10.130 --> 00:58:12.070
  • WE'RE THE DESSERT OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:58:12.070 --> 00:58:13.290