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November 12, 2019
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Amazing Sequoias - God's Living Giants Part 1

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Jim Scudder, Jr.: InGrace

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  • We're in California at the sequoias.
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  • Jim: Ever since I was a boy, I've been fascinated
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  • with God's creation.
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  • I'm traveling the planet to tell his story about his world.
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  • I'm Jim Scudder, Jr. Come with me
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  • on another exciting adventure.
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  • "InGrace."
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  • Jim: We're in Central California, kind of a beautiful
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  • area just west of Bakersfield.
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  • Today on "InGrace," we have another adventure.
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  • We're going to head up into the mountains, the Sierra Nevadas.
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  • Now it's March, but I guess they had a lot of snow this year
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  • so some of the roads might still be closed.
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  • What we're going to try to do is show you the amazing sequoias,
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  • some of the greatest largest organisms
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  • that are living in the world.
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  • Actually, I've been told that there are the largest living
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  • organisms in the world.
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  • These are ancient trees.
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  • They've been alive for thousands of years.
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  • And we're going to go there with my wife Karen,
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  • with Stephanie Zellmer and her husband Brett.
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  • They're going to sing in the sequoias, and we're going to
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  • just sit down and talk about God, talk about creation,
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  • talk about how he loves us and how he cares about us
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  • and how he's created all of these things for our enjoyment.
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  • I think we're going to have a great episode today,
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  • and we're going to get a little hiking in and some fresh air.
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  • I can't wait. This will be a lot of fun.
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  • Jim: Well, we tried.
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  • I think this probably means that we're not going to see
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  • the 100 Giants.
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  • Karen Scudder: Let's get out and look, though.
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  • Jim: Well, you know, a guy never takes a sign at its word.
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  • Karen: No, but we need to be a good--
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  • Jim: We need to, you know, just make sure
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  • the road really is closed.
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  • The good news is there's a grove of sequoias
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  • that I know we can get to.
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  • They're the southernmost sequoias in California--in the
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  • United States, but there's a problem.
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  • There's another road closed, but we can walk it.
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  • The walk is about 3 1/2 miles each way.
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  • Karen: Stephanie, are you good?
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  • Jim: Stephanie looks like she dressed for a good hike.
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  • Stephanie Zellmer: I am ready. I am--
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  • Jim: You're dressed for a music video, but that's cool.
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  • So--but as long as you're good with walking,
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  • and that's a bit of our ways.
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  • We do have some food.
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  • We'll bring some food and water with us and we'll be cool.
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  • You guys good with it?
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  • Stephanie: Absolutely.
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  • Jim: This is the Deer Creek Grove.
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  • Okay, here's a sign coming up. There it is.
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  • Deer Creek Redwood Grove 3, 3 miles.
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  • And I know we can drive some of it.
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  • So let's see how far we can drive.
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  • And then again, it seems like somebody said it's going to be
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  • about 7 miles round trip.
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  • So let's just plan on that. If it's less than, it's great.
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  • If it's more, then we'll die. We know where we're going.
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  • Stephanie: Exactly.
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  • Jim: So we made it to the trailhead for the grove
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  • of the sequoias.
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  • And I--don't look, but I've spotted one right up the hill.
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  • Okay.
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  • Now you've seen the redwoods, but you haven't seen
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  • the sequoia, right?
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  • Karen: I don't think so.
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  • Jim: So what I want to do is go up--and there's some snow
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  • and all that fun stuff so be careful.
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  • But then you're going to see your first sequoia and I want to
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  • get your reaction to it 'cause it's--really is majestic.
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  • So ready to roll?
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  • Jim: Hey, so your first sequoia.
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  • Stephanie: It's incredible.
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  • Jim: Now that you're almost close enough to touch it,
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  • what do you think?
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  • Stephanie: It's just so real.
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  • I've never seen a tree like that ever.
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  • It's just absolutely amazing.
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  • Karen: And then over here it's got a big burn mark.
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  • Jim: Check it out.
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  • Stephanie: You've got to be kidding me.
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  • Karen: Look at all the sap in there.
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  • I think a bear was scratching here.
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  • Jim: Or a human.
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  • Karen: No, I think it was a bear.
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  • Jim: You think so? Karen: Yeah.
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  • Jim: Turn around and there is another one.
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  • Karen: Where? Stephanie: Amazing.
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  • It's really interesting with the top being a totally different
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  • color, like it's super weathered from age.
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  • Jim: So the question is--we have about 4 hours of daylight.
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  • We're feeling little drops of rain.
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  • It's cool. We're not positive.
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  • I know exactly where we are right now, but--you know,
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  • I guess the question is, do we continue?
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  • That is basically all we're going to see of sequoias,
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  • but you've seen pretty amazing big trees.
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  • You know, it's not like we've missed out, which--you know,
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  • that would be why I would want to continue, but maybe
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  • continuing would be foolish because, first of all,
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  • are we positive where we're at, and second, to go back
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  • is going to be pretty far.
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  • To go back from here, it's at least downhill.
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  • We know where we came from. We can follow our footprints.
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  • So that's the question.
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  • What are we going to do?
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  • Stephanie: So if we kept going, what is in the grove?
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  • Jim: It's a lot of those.
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  • Well, let me tell you.
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  • Do we have daylight?
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  • That's going to be an issue.
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  • Now, here's another thing to think about.
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  • The higher we go, the more snow there's going to be.
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  • It looks like we're almost at the top.
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  • Karen: It kind of looks like we still have to go up, though.
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  • Jim: Yeah, we do.
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  • If that's the trail right there, which I think it is, we're going
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  • to have to keep going up and the snow is going to be getting
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  • a little deeper a little bit.
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  • You know, how about if we do this?
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  • I've got this spot marked.
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  • Why don't we go ahead and keep going up till we can kind of see
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  • right there and then we'll make a final call?
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  • Like from there if we can like see them or something,
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  • we'll just--okay, we'll do that.
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  • If not, we'll just come back down.
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  • Stephanie: Sounds like a plan.
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  • Jim: Guys, come up here.
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  • There were no tracks, no human tracks, and then we got to right
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  • here and there were big footprints running
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  • from there right here down.
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  • So let's get down and look at them.
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  • You see the claws?
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  • That's a large animal, right?
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  • Karen: Is that a black bear or a grizzly bear?
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  • Jim: That's big.
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  • I don't think there are grizzly bears here.
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  • Stephanie: Good. That's good.
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  • Jim: I don't think so.
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  • So I'm guessing this is a decent-sized black bear.
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  • You know, this is probably 3, 400 pounds.
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  • And he--to me, that looks pretty fresh.
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  • The reason I say that, because the claws are still very defined
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  • in the snow.
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  • Now, the only good thing is he went that way.
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  • But the bad thing is, he's going to come home
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  • this way to go back to bed.
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  • Stephanie: Yeah, I really never have been this close
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  • to a bear track in my life, especially not one
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  • with defined claws.
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  • Jim: Because we weren't certain how far it was going to
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  • be to the sequoia grove, we've decided to not go any further.
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  • We got up pretty much to the top of the mountain, but we're going
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  • to head back down to go back to those two big sequoias because
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  • that--we know exactly where those are, or we think we do,
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  • and one thing we have is we can follow our tracks back.
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  • So it's starting to get toward evening.
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  • We don't want to risk it.
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  • So we've made that call and I think it's the wise call.
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  • Jim: So it's quite an adventure we've been on so far.
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  • You know, when we plan those trips, we're not, you know,
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  • exactly--we don't exactly know what's going to happen.
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  • So you guys are troopers.
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  • Stephanie: Keeps it interesting.
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  • Jim: So we decided to turn around, which I think
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  • was the good decision.
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  • But we're about to have you sing a song, Stephanie,
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  • and it's "I Choose Christ."
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  • But the first line of it it's kind of interesting 'cause it
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  • lines up with what we just experienced.
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  • Stephanie: I mean, it lines up perfect.
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  • Brett Zellmer: Yeah, that it does.
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  • This is not the path I would have chosen.
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  • Stephanie: I could see no hope from where I stood.
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  • Brett: Described our situation.
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  • Jim: Well, what was really interesting about it is you're
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  • in a dress 'cause you wanted to, you know, sing in the dress,
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  • which is great.
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  • It's like we're climbing a mountain in the snow.
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  • Karen: She was amazing.
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  • Brett: Yeah, she was.
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  • Jim: But the song--it's a wonderful song
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  • because it's talking about the trials that we have in our life
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  • and we have a choice.
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  • You know, we're going to choose on which path to take.
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  • We chose the wrong one.
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  • In our life, we have a choice of path to take.
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  • You know, there's going to be hardships, there's going to be
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  • trials, but, you know, we have a--we have God that cares about
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  • those decisions that we make in our life.
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  • And that when the path is different than what we thought
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  • it would be, he's still there.
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  • And Jesus experienced all that in his life.
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  • I mean, he experienced all these hardships that we went through.
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  • Karen: And so many times in life when you're trying to
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  • decide, "Okay, what do I need to do today?
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  • What do I need to do in this situation?"
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  • You know, you get the counsel, you pray about it, you go to the
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  • Word of God, and then you finally just have to take that
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  • step of faith and go with it and God's going to open and close
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  • the doors as you go along and he's going to show you,
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  • "Okay, that wasn't the right direction to go."
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  • And I think that's kind of what we went through today.
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  • Stephanie: That's a very good point.
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  • I just--it reminded me of the verse that--you know,
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  • his strength is made perfect in our weakness.
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  • And if we always got to go the path that we wanted, the path of
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  • least resistance, there's a lot of things that we wouldn't be
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  • able to learn that he has for us, and that really just struck
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  • me as I was singing the song.
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  • Jim: Can't wait to hear it.
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  • It was not the path I would have chosen.
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  • I couldn't see no hope from where I stood.
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  • And even though I knew what God had promised,
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  • I didn't see how
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  • he could work it for my good.
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  • Yet that road where pain was my companion
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  • took me to an unexpected place.
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  • And standing in the middle of the darkness,
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  • that was where my heart would learn to say.
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  • I choose Christ
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  • when everything around me says give up.
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  • I choose faith, I choose to trust to believe
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  • that he is good.
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  • He'll come through like he said he would every time.
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  • Oh, I choose Christ.
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  • I don't know the story he's unfolding,
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  • but I know in his will he has a plan.
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  • So every day my prayer is to surrender
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  • even when it's hard to understand.
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  • I choose Christ
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  • when everything around me says give up.
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  • I choose faith, I choose to trust to believe
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  • that he is good.
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  • He'll come through like he said he would every time.
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  • Oh, I choose Christ.
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  • His grace is sufficient
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  • whatever happens in my life.
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  • I've made my decision no matter what the price.
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  • I choose Christ
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  • when everything around me says give up.
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  • I choose faith,
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  • I choose to trust to believe he is good.
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  • He'll come through like he said he would every time.
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  • Oh, I choose Christ to believe that he is good.
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  • He'll come through like he said he would every time.
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  • Oh, I choose Christ.
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  • I choose Christ.
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  • Oh, I choose Christ.
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  • Jim: I really enjoyed making this DVD series,
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:42.190
  • "The Ark of Noah," because it is more than a story.
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:45.250
  • We interviewed people like Ken Ham and Andrew Snelling
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:48.150
  • with Answers in Genesis.
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:49.290
  • We toured this incredible ark.
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:52.190
  • And yes, all the animals could fit on, and this DVD
  • 00:14:52.200 --> 00:14:55.120
  • will tell you how that is true.
  • 00:14:55.130 --> 00:14:57.110
  • Also, we went to the Grand Canyon.
  • 00:14:57.120 --> 00:14:59.060
  • I fly you over the Grand Canyon.
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:01.090
  • We explain how the Grand Canyon was formed,
  • 00:15:01.100 --> 00:15:03.220
  • and it was not the Colorado River.
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:06.120
  • A lot of answers are in this DVD series.
  • 00:15:06.130 --> 00:15:08.210
  • It's beautiful, it's entertaining, and it will help
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:12.080
  • you understand the Bible even better.
  • 00:15:12.090 --> 00:15:15.130
  • You need to get a hold of us today to get this DVD series.
  • 00:15:15.140 --> 00:15:18.100
  • And when you give a gift, it helps us to continue bringing
  • 00:15:18.110 --> 00:15:21.090
  • you great television.
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:23.120
  • male announcer: For your gift of any amount, we will send you
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:25.260
  • Jim Scudder's series, "The Ark of Noah," More Than a Story.
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  • Call 800-78-GRACE or visit ingrace.tv for more information.
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:36.220
  • Jim: Well, it's been quite an adventure.
  • 00:15:39.180 --> 00:15:42.050
  • Thanks for coming along and, you know, hanging out--
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:44.240
  • Stephanie: We've enjoyed it.
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  • Brett: Hey, made it fun.
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  • Jim: in the Sierra Nevadas.
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  • Karen: It has been an amazing adventure.
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:50.060
  • Jim: Amazing, we're talking about the amazing sequoias.
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:52.150
  • We're also talking about his grace is amazing and it's still
  • 00:15:52.160 --> 00:15:55.130
  • amazing, and that's the next song we're going to sing.
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:58.070
  • Stephanie: And there's just so much within that song about
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:00.200
  • how each day he's showing us his grace through all of his
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  • different attributes as our Father, our friend, our Savior,
  • 00:16:05.010 --> 00:16:11.130
  • and the author and the healer of our soul,
  • 00:16:11.140 --> 00:16:14.140
  • and the author really stuck out to me.
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  • Sometimes life is like a book and you just--you
  • 00:16:18.230 --> 00:16:21.020
  • can't see that next chapter.
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:23.150
  • And you really want to read the next chapter,
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:25.080
  • but it's not there and you're wondering,
  • 00:16:25.090 --> 00:16:28.160
  • "So what's going to happen with my story now?"
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  • But it's so comforting that we have a divine author who knows
  • 00:16:31.110 --> 00:16:35.290
  • the end, and he's already thought through the best course
  • 00:16:36.000 --> 00:16:40.030
  • for our life and that's just such a comfort to me.
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:42.180
  • Karen: I like the part to where it says healer of my soul
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  • because like the sequoias had--some of the big giant
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:50.180
  • sequoias had burn marks on them, but yet they overcame that and
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:53.070
  • they were still big and they were still strong.
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  • They had the scars from their hardship and that's just like us
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  • as Christians.
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  • We will have scars during our journey, but he's the healer of
  • 00:17:00.250 --> 00:17:03.220
  • our soul and he makes all that okay so we can keep going.
  • 00:17:03.230 --> 00:17:07.140
  • Stephanie: It was an incredible reminder.
  • 00:17:07.150 --> 00:17:09.000
  • Brett: And that's just his amazing grace.
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:11.290
  • And I mean, one of the lines in there talks about how it's
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:17.010
  • over--his grace overwhelms me, and how we first saw those
  • 00:17:17.020 --> 00:17:20.110
  • sequoias for this first time, all those--there's just so
  • 00:17:20.120 --> 00:17:22.220
  • massive, and it was overwhelming how big--you know,
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:25.160
  • we couldn't believe how big they were,
  • 00:17:25.170 --> 00:17:27.060
  • and that is God's grace towards all of us.
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  • Literally with our finite brains cannot fathom it.
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  • Jim: And I think as you go through life--you
  • 00:17:33.280 --> 00:17:35.190
  • brought up a book.
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  • You brought up scars.
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  • You know, we get through these things.
  • 00:17:38.100 --> 00:17:39.190
  • We get to the next chapter and we're still amazed.
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:43.070
  • It's like we're still amazed and we're still amazed, and you just
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:45.250
  • keep going and keep going and then finally the book closes and
  • 00:17:45.260 --> 00:17:50.170
  • we get to be with him and we get to see his scars.
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:55.150
  • And he, the Lord Jesus, offered to Thomas, "Feel my scars."
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:18:01.150
  • And so we think that Jesus will be the only one in heaven that
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:07.100
  • will have a disfigurement, will have a scar and I believe those
  • 00:18:07.110 --> 00:18:09.280
  • scars will be a testimony of his amazing grace.
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:14.260
  • Karen: I loved too how just seeing the giant sequoias--you
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:17.260
  • know, you talked about that.
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:19.190
  • How God gives us his amazing creations to remind us,
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:25.020
  • "I'm a big God.
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  • I can handle your little problems.
  • 00:18:26.150 --> 00:18:28.140
  • I created all these amazing creatures and organisms
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  • that are just amazing."
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  • They have amazing facts about them.
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  • God's amazing.
  • 00:18:37.060 --> 00:18:38.150
  • We can't forget that and just--sometimes getting out into
  • 00:18:38.160 --> 00:18:40.260
  • creation, it reminds you how amazing our God is,
  • 00:18:40.270 --> 00:18:44.060
  • and I think it's good to do that.
  • 00:18:44.070 --> 00:18:45.190
  • Jim: But you said our problems are small problems.
  • 00:18:45.200 --> 00:18:47.140
  • And I know what you're saying, but they don't feel small,
  • 00:18:47.150 --> 00:18:50.100
  • do they?
  • 00:18:50.110 --> 00:18:51.200
  • It feels like--I mean, like we have a mountain on top of us.
  • 00:18:51.210 --> 00:18:54.260
  • You know, we're standing on top of a mountain here in the Sierra
  • 00:18:54.270 --> 00:18:58.030
  • Nevadas, but a lot of people are--have this feeling
  • 00:18:58.040 --> 00:19:01.200
  • that we are--our problems are a mountain on us.
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:07.010
  • But when we compare our problems to God, you know, it's nothing.
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:13.110
  • It's nothing for him to solve and to handle,
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:15.240
  • and he can and he will and he wants to.
  • 00:19:15.250 --> 00:19:17.250
  • 00:19:17.260 --> 00:19:27.250
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:30.000
  • My faithful Father, enduring friend,
  • 00:19:30.010 --> 00:19:40.010
  • your tender mercy
  • 00:19:40.110 --> 00:19:43.000
  • is like a river with no end.
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:49.130
  • It overwhelms me, covers my sin.
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:59.140
  • Each time I come into your presence,
  • 00:19:59.170 --> 00:20:05.230
  • I stand in wonder once again.
  • 00:20:05.240 --> 00:20:13.170
  • Your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:20:13.180 --> 00:20:20.010
  • Your love is still a mystery.
  • 00:20:20.020 --> 00:20:26.040
  • Each day I fall on my knees
  • 00:20:26.050 --> 00:20:34.000
  • because your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:40.190
  • Your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:20:40.200 --> 00:20:48.010
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:57.190
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:59.090
  • Oh patient Savior, you make me whole.
  • 00:20:59.100 --> 00:21:09.050
  • You are the author and the healer of my soul.
  • 00:21:09.060 --> 00:21:17.120
  • What can I give you?
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:23.080
  • What can I say?
  • 00:21:23.090 --> 00:21:27.030
  • I know there's no way to repay you,
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:33.020
  • only to offer you my praise.
  • 00:21:33.030 --> 00:21:40.140
  • Your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:46.220
  • Your love is still a mystery.
  • 00:21:46.230 --> 00:21:53.040
  • Each day I fall on my knees
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:22:00.280
  • because your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:22:00.290 --> 00:22:06.130
  • Oh Lord, your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:22:06.140 --> 00:22:12.120
  • It's deeper.
  • 00:22:12.130 --> 00:22:15.080
  • It's wider.
  • 00:22:15.090 --> 00:22:18.040
  • It's stronger.
  • 00:22:18.050 --> 00:22:20.280
  • It's higher.
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:24.000
  • It's deeper,
  • 00:22:24.010 --> 00:22:27.020
  • it's wider,
  • 00:22:27.030 --> 00:22:29.260
  • it's stronger,
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:33.030
  • it's higher than anything
  • 00:22:33.040 --> 00:22:38.100
  • my eyes can see.
  • 00:22:38.110 --> 00:22:43.230
  • Your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:22:43.240 --> 00:22:49.260
  • Your love is still a mystery.
  • 00:22:49.270 --> 00:22:55.290
  • Each day I fall on my knees
  • 00:22:56.000 --> 00:23:03.070
  • because your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:23:03.080 --> 00:23:08.040
  • Oh Lord, your grace still amazes me.
  • 00:23:08.050 --> 00:23:18.020
  • Your grace
  • 00:23:18.030 --> 00:23:20.030
  • still amazes me.
  • 00:23:20.040 --> 00:23:29.130
  • Your amazing
  • 00:23:29.140 --> 00:23:36.200
  • grace.
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:45.130
  • Jim: Being out in creation is absolutely marvelous because it
  • 00:23:50.020 --> 00:23:53.140
  • reminds us that there is a God and that we can know him, that
  • 00:23:53.150 --> 00:23:58.030
  • he has revealed himself to us in nature and in his Word.
  • 00:23:58.040 --> 00:24:03.100
  • Jesus, the Bible says, is the Word.
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:06.010
  • He's also the truth.
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:07.280
  • He's the Good Shepherd.
  • 00:24:07.290 --> 00:24:09.160
  • He came to die for the sheep.
  • 00:24:09.170 --> 00:24:12.090
  • He came to pour out his blood on a cross.
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:15.250
  • We talked about trees today.
  • 00:24:15.260 --> 00:24:17.160
  • Jesus hung on a tree and the Bible said,
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:20.040
  • "Cursed is every man that hangs on a tree."
  • 00:24:20.050 --> 00:24:22.260
  • He was cursed for us not because he deserved to be cursed, but he
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:26.130
  • was cursed because he loves you.
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:29.180
  • The creator died in your place. That is good news.
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:35.240
  • And the Bible says if you'll trust in him, if you'll believe
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:38.090
  • in him, you will not perish but have everlasting life.
  • 00:24:38.100 --> 00:24:42.140
  • I don't get tired of telling that story
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:45.260
  • because it's a story that will bring you from death to life.
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:50.100
  • It'll be a decision that will save you from hell to heaven.
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:54.240
  • It will be something that will restore your fellowship with the
  • 00:24:54.250 --> 00:24:59.040
  • Creator, and you will be able to learn of him and know him
  • 00:24:59.050 --> 00:25:04.000
  • and the power that he offers for you in your life.
  • 00:25:04.010 --> 00:25:08.070
  • "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son
  • 00:25:08.080 --> 00:25:12.070
  • that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish,
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:16.290
  • but have everlasting life."
  • 00:25:17.000 --> 00:25:19.130
  • If you'll just believe, just trust in the Lord Jesus Christ,
  • 00:25:19.140 --> 00:25:24.030
  • you will have eternal life.
  • 00:25:24.040 --> 00:25:27.050
  • I hope you've enjoyed today's "InGrace" from California,
  • 00:25:27.060 --> 00:25:30.220
  • the Sierra Nevadas, the sequoias, and I hope
  • 00:25:30.230 --> 00:25:33.230
  • you've been blessed by the singing of Stephanie and Brett.
  • 00:25:33.240 --> 00:25:38.080
  • But more importantly, I hope that you recognize who Jesus is:
  • 00:25:38.090 --> 00:25:42.070
  • the Creator and the Savior.
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:45.130
  • God bless you.
  • 00:25:45.140 --> 00:25:48.020
  • Jim: I really enjoyed making this DVD series,
  • 00:25:48.030 --> 00:25:50.150
  • "The Ark of Noah," because it is more than a story.
  • 00:25:50.160 --> 00:25:53.190
  • We interviewed people like Ken Ham and Andrew Snelling
  • 00:25:53.200 --> 00:25:56.100
  • with "Answers in Genesis."
  • 00:25:56.110 --> 00:25:57.240
  • We toured this incredible ark.
  • 00:25:57.250 --> 00:26:00.130
  • And yes, all the animals could fit on, and this DVD
  • 00:26:00.140 --> 00:26:03.060
  • will tell you how that is true.
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:05.090
  • Also, we went to the Grand Canyon.
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:07.060
  • I fly you over the Grand Canyon.
  • 00:26:07.070 --> 00:26:09.040
  • We explain how the Grand Canyon was formed,
  • 00:26:09.050 --> 00:26:11.180
  • and it was not the Colorado River.
  • 00:26:11.190 --> 00:26:14.000
  • A lot of answers are in this DVD series.
  • 00:26:14.010 --> 00:26:16.100
  • It's beautiful, it's entertaining, and it will help
  • 00:26:16.110 --> 00:26:19.270
  • you understand the Bible even better.
  • 00:26:19.280 --> 00:26:23.020
  • You need to get a hold of us today to get this DVD series.
  • 00:26:23.030 --> 00:26:26.030
  • And when you give a gift, it helps us to continue bringing
  • 00:26:26.040 --> 00:26:29.030
  • you great television.
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:31.100
  • announcer: For your gift of any amount, we will send you
  • 00:26:31.110 --> 00:26:33.230
  • Jim Scudder's series, "The Ark of Noah," More Than a Story.
  • 00:26:33.240 --> 00:26:37.270
  • Call 800-78-GRACE or visit ingrace.tv for more information.
  • 00:26:37.280 --> 00:26:43.290
  • announcer: Join us next week for a special episode
  • 00:26:47.150 --> 00:26:50.010
  • of "InGrace" on location at the sequoias.
  • 00:26:50.020 --> 00:26:53.180
  • Jim: What a better place to sing than in the national forest
  • 00:26:53.190 --> 00:26:56.120
  • where you have these sequoias and waterfalls.
  • 00:26:56.130 --> 00:27:02.120
  • Bow the knee.
  • 00:27:02.130 --> 00:27:06.100
  • Bow the knee.
  • 00:27:06.110 --> 00:27:16.090
  • announcer: "InGrace" is a viewer-supported ministry.
  • 00:27:21.130 --> 00:27:24.180
  • Thank you for your prayers and gifts.
  • 00:27:24.190 --> 00:27:26.170