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PowerLines NOVEMber 2010 Crystal Cathedral Ministries • NOVEMBER 2010 • Garden Grove, CA, USA

C R Y S TA L C AT H E D R A L

The Easy & Green Way to Give! It’s painless and paperless! Save on time and stamps with these secure, easy, and efficient ways to support your Hour of Power: ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER: Authorize your monthly gift amount and deduction date by calling 1-800-GET-HOPE (438-4673). PHONE TEXT: To the number 27138, text GETHOPE followed by a space and the amount you wish to donate.

MONTHLY NEWS FOR Hour of Power SPIRITUAL SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS

VisionStatement

A listening ear in times of trouble…

To be inspired and motivated through possibility thinking to grow in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ so that we may become the persons God desires, dreams and designed us to be.

Saving lives through a message of hope.

NEW HOPE & TEENLINE COUNSELING 24-hour crisis prevention 1-714-NEW-HOPE or

www.NewHopeNow.org or www.teenline.org

‘‘

excellent testimony of the power of God. The Hour of Power is one of the most You produced such an

Think Big cont. from page 1

by Dr. Schuller with each photo, like... “There are infinite possibilities in little beginnings if God is in them,” “Every problem is an opportunity waiting to be discovered,” “Somewhere you will find the miracle to match your dream”...and nine more. • Powerful timeless scripture verses add God’s word to His stupendous work. To receive your copy of the 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar, simply write, call, or go online, TODAY. Don’t let your home or office be without this incredible source of inspiration to THINK BIG throughout this coming new year and beyond!

Legacy Gift Opportunity

BIG FUTURE, BIG PLANS… Leave a legacy of positive faith to encourage and inspire generations to come through a final will and estate gift to the Crystal Cathedral/Hour of Power. For more information, call John Charles at 714-971-4000.

beautiful worship services seen in television.

giving the hope of the Gospel to

So, we pray that you can continue

’’

everyone who watches. Congratulations! REV. NANCY T. CASTRO Newark, New Jersey

Crystal Cathedral Ministries wishes to thank the following persons and their families for their recent estate gifts.

Dr. Schuller & Sheila Invite and Encourage YOU to

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Start by requesting your very own 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar for Possibility Thinkers.

ing reputation is r. Robert H. God’s creatively built solely upon Schuller is inspiration of known the infinite mind is the the our magnificent, world over for inspiration for this heavenly Father. encouraging people God’s incomparable to THINK BIG—to coming year’s Hour of glory and majesty “Make your plans BIG enough for God Power wall calendar. surrounds us. He is truly everywhere... to fit into them,” knowing that “God will not only in all things ... living IN and answer your prayerful dreams— THROUGH each one of us. His He’ll TRANSCEND them!” Dr. absolute power is captured in the Schuller’s positive, possibility think- majesty and the wonder of His phys-

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Think Big cont. on page 4

In honor and loving memory of…

Dale Feldt

Ella E. Post

OSAGE, IA

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Jane E. Hellman

Stanley Van Dam

YUKON, OK

BRADENTON, FL

‘‘

Your

positive, uplifting message is just what

we need at the end of a sometimes stressful week. I have jotted down many of your powerful quotes and have them on my fridge.

John C. Parkhurst

Hour of Power Every Saturday

TBN

6pm Pacific Trinity Broadcasting 8pm Central 9pm Eastern Network

’’

Thank you for being there.

JOSEPHINE & GARY JAMES Covina, California

FORT WAYNE, IN

Hour of Power Every Sunday

ical universe. And we’ve included examples of God’s creatively infinite mind in the 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar from the Hour of Power, which features: • Fabulous color photos of some of God’s most robust creations—the tallest tree, His largest living creature, the longest river, the tallest waterfall, the highest peak...and seven more. • Super inspiring slogans written

24/7

Hour of Power Online anytime hourofpower.org

Hour of Power Every Sunday

LIFETIME

8am East/Pac 7am Central

Hour of Power Every Saturday

TBN

6pm Pacific Trinity Broadcasting 8pm Central 9pm Eastern Network

24/7

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PowerLines NOVEMber 2010

BIG POWER OF

THANK YOU By Dr. Robert H. Schuller

I’m sure you’ve experienced it—one sincerely spoken thank you changing a person's demeanor from morose to merry. And saying thank you changes you as much as it changes the receiver. Giving thanks releases gratitude in our hearts towards God as we become acutely aware of love through the person we are thanking. It immunizes us from the pessimism and cynicism all around us. There is nothing more important to our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing than being grateful. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s take time to THINK BIG about all the things we have to be thankful for. Here are ten possibilities to get you started: Answered prayer… Sins forgiven… Habits, good ones formed, bad ones broken… Healing from secret hurts of your heart… Life's storms that have passed you by… Friends, old and new… Gifts, given and received… Impossibilities that became achievements… Possibilities yet to be discovered… Hope that springs eternal. My BIGGEST thanks—a gratefulness I feel deep, down in my heart this Thanksgiving—is for YOU! May you and yours be blessed in a special way as, together, we thank God for all He has provided.

By Dr. Sheila Schuller Coleman As newlyweds, with big hearts but a not-so-big checking account, Jim and I used a credit card to buy gifts our first Christmas. Then, after the last gift was unwrapped, credit card bills arrived with exorbitant interest rates attached. “Never again!” we vowed. Jim immediately opened a Christmas savings account, and it was a tough year—paying off while paying into. The following November, with our debt paid off, we used the Christmas money we’d saved, and only that, to buy gifts. Debt. It seems like the right thing to do at the time, but holds us back from thinking BIG and doing the BIG things that God has in store for our lives. God cares so much about our finances that He included a formula in the Bible (II Kings 19:29/ESV) for getting out of debt! He initially gave it to King Hezekiah, a very good king of the Jews who was attacked by the King of Assyria for unpaid debt. 1.“…this year, eat what grows of itself…” Live on only what God gives you. Don’t borrow another penny. Pay off your debt as much as you can. 2.“…and in the second year, what springs from the same…” Continue to live off what God gives you while increasing your debt payments. It won’t be as tight, but don’t borrow anything more. 3.“…Then in the third year, sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.” Continue the advice from years one and two. By now, you should have some extra. Invest that in something conservative and let your money begin to work for you. This three-year plan saved a kingdom threatened because of debt, and allowed King Hezekiah to accomplish his BIG, God-given plan of a positive faith renewal and increased literacy rates among his people. I’m so grateful to my husband for providing this same example for our family. And I’m so thankful to God for giving the ministry this wisdom, especially during tough economic times, enabling us to continue to spread His love and hope around the world. If you need some debt relief, try using this proven financial formula. Then watch how God frees you to accomplish His BIG plan for your life!

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I encourage you, right now, to THINK BIG about the power of two small words—thank you!

THINK BIG about being debt-free

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MS. JANICE KREHBIEL Seal Beach, California

I allowed God to THINK BIG through me By Greg Anderson, Founder & CEO, Cancer Recovery Group of Charities Everything I know about thinking BIG I learned from Dr. Robert Schuller. It was the mid-1970s and following my discharge from the Army, I became a cynic—an impossibility thinker. But the bright spot in my life was meeting this cute girl named Linda. On one date, she brought me a gift, the book Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking. Its message ignited my mind and touched my spirit: “Catch the vision of the person God meant you to be.” “Attempt great things for God. Expect great things from God.” “Inch by inch, anything’s a cinch.” I began to change, to believe I could make a difference in this world. Life was good and getting better. Then in 1984, my budding possibility thinking was put to the test. I was diagnosed with lung cancer. My surgeon gave me just thirty days to live. I wanted so much to live. But my mind was crippled by fear and doubt. Could possibility thinking be part of health and healing? The possibilities did not look promising.

My weight dropped to 112-pounds, my skin was ashengrey, and I was on morphine to control the pain. I prayed, Lord, use this—use me—show me what is possible to help the next patient, the next family, dealing with cancer. I held a vision of myself as vital and alive. I determined I would live the next hour, the next day. God planted a seed in my mind: Cancer patients need to help and encourage each other. I made calls and invited people to meet. What started as a single Cancer Conquerors support group, today extends to every continent providing help, hope, and healing to millions of people every year. I don’t always think BIG. But I do my best to allow God to think BIG through me. Then, I take one small step after another in an attempt to do something great for God. It has changed my health and my life. By the way, that cute girl who gave me the book turned into a beautiful woman. We just celebrated our thirtyfirst wedding anniversary.

More information at www.cancerrecovery.org.


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PowerLines NOVEMber 2010 Crystal Cathedral Ministries • NOVEMBER 2010 • Garden Grove, CA, USA

C R Y S TA L C AT H E D R A L

The Easy & Green Way to Give! It’s painless and paperless! Save on time and stamps with these secure, easy, and efficient ways to support your Hour of Power: ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER: Authorize your monthly gift amount and deduction date by calling 1-800-GET-HOPE (438-4673). PHONE TEXT: To the number 27138, text GETHOPE followed by a space and the amount you wish to donate.

MONTHLY NEWS FOR Hour of Power SPIRITUAL SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS

VisionStatement

A listening ear in times of trouble…

To be inspired and motivated through possibility thinking to grow in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ so that we may become the persons God desires, dreams and designed us to be.

Saving lives through a message of hope.

NEW HOPE & TEENLINE COUNSELING 24-hour crisis prevention 1-714-NEW-HOPE or

www.NewHopeNow.org or www.teenline.org

‘‘

excellent testimony of the power of God. The Hour of Power is one of the most You produced such an

Think Big cont. from page 1

by Dr. Schuller with each photo, like... “There are infinite possibilities in little beginnings if God is in them,” “Every problem is an opportunity waiting to be discovered,” “Somewhere you will find the miracle to match your dream”...and nine more. • Powerful timeless scripture verses add God’s word to His stupendous work. To receive your copy of the 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar, simply write, call, or go online, TODAY. Don’t let your home or office be without this incredible source of inspiration to THINK BIG throughout this coming new year and beyond!

Legacy Gift Opportunity

BIG FUTURE, BIG PLANS… Leave a legacy of positive faith to encourage and inspire generations to come through a final will and estate gift to the Crystal Cathedral/Hour of Power. For more information, call John Charles at 714-971-4000.

beautiful worship services seen in television.

giving the hope of the Gospel to

So, we pray that you can continue

’’

everyone who watches. Congratulations! REV. NANCY T. CASTRO Newark, New Jersey

Crystal Cathedral Ministries wishes to thank the following persons and their families for their recent estate gifts.

Dr. Schuller & Sheila Invite and Encourage YOU to

THINK

BIG d o K g n i e in201 1! N v I e i l e G I TH B CRYST

THE AL CA

DRAL

4

4

WER OF PO HOUR

2011

CALEN

DAR

B

INKERS IBILITY TH FOR POSS LENDAR WALL CA

Start by requesting your very own 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar for Possibility Thinkers.

ing reputation is r. Robert H. God’s creatively built solely upon Schuller is inspiration of known the infinite mind is the the our magnificent, world over for inspiration for this heavenly Father. encouraging people God’s incomparable to THINK BIG—to coming year’s Hour of glory and majesty “Make your plans BIG enough for God Power wall calendar. surrounds us. He is truly everywhere... to fit into them,” knowing that “God will not only in all things ... living IN and answer your prayerful dreams— THROUGH each one of us. His He’ll TRANSCEND them!” Dr. absolute power is captured in the Schuller’s positive, possibility think- majesty and the wonder of His phys-

D

PRINTED IN USA

LIFETIME

8am East/Pac 7am Central

Think Big cont. on page 4

In honor and loving memory of…

Dale Feldt

Ella E. Post

OSAGE, IA

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Jane E. Hellman

Stanley Van Dam

YUKON, OK

BRADENTON, FL

‘‘

Your

positive, uplifting message is just what

we need at the end of a sometimes stressful week. I have jotted down many of your powerful quotes and have them on my fridge.

John C. Parkhurst

Hour of Power Every Saturday

TBN

6pm Pacific Trinity Broadcasting 8pm Central 9pm Eastern Network

’’

Thank you for being there.

JOSEPHINE & GARY JAMES Covina, California

FORT WAYNE, IN

Hour of Power Every Sunday

ical universe. And we’ve included examples of God’s creatively infinite mind in the 2011 THINK BIG Wall Calendar from the Hour of Power, which features: • Fabulous color photos of some of God’s most robust creations—the tallest tree, His largest living creature, the longest river, the tallest waterfall, the highest peak...and seven more. • Super inspiring slogans written

24/7

Hour of Power Online anytime hourofpower.org

Hour of Power Every Sunday

LIFETIME

8am East/Pac 7am Central

Hour of Power Every Saturday

TBN

6pm Pacific Trinity Broadcasting 8pm Central 9pm Eastern Network

24/7

Hour of Power Online anytime hourofpower.org


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