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Spinning Balls and Winning Souls!

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson
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October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

Spinning Balls and Winning Souls!

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

This week Stu talks with basketball showman and world record holder Bruce Crevier about his mission to spread the word of Christ through his spectacular basketball trick show.

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This is the Truth Network he's an author. He's a father he's got 12 kids.

Is that right only when you want to 12. Yes, that's true, by the grace of God, who is this guy got you just generally guys will feel sorry for you guys while we talk to. We got about you kids a bar storm. In this interview folks out of the ever done this before with this kind of guy here. His name is Bruce Clavier and he has the world record for the most basketballs ever spun and I said I say that right you send me a card left to put a picture this up on all over but he's he's he's with us for the special interview is really cool. We have a pastor here.

We've got a lot of the younger you we play basketball with it were mentoring, and upon part of the Truth Network response to this big church day that he just happened here weight forces a big football game coming up and all in. The folks came in here for this pregame show with Bruce Trevi.

But one thing Bruce. I picked up on it. You said you said you know you you work your life to get in the Guinness Book of World Records. But there's another book that is far more important.

You just told this to a bunch of youngsters and you invited them to receive Christ. What's another book you're talking about. Well I when I laid in bed thinking about how great it is to have my name in the Guinness Book of World Records and God spoke to my heart. He said Bruce don't be glad your name is written in the Guinness book of records because that book means nothing to me. He said you be glad your name is written in the Lamb's book of life you know and that's one of those books that you know it's and it's mentioned in the Bible, but you don't really think about it until you start reading about what that book is it's God's family album and so he want you in that book and you need to be in that book because it says that any it says in Revelation 20 verse 15 was ever name was not found written in the book of life was cast in the lake of fire and you don't God give me this time I thought you know Lloyd you give me a discount for reason Elijah given his talent so for the last 25 years of circle the globe spin basketballs ill from Africa to China to South America. You know, and even Wake Forest University. I got John unicycles I got you spin the ball 50 feet near I got you and your kids drew 120 balls of the time you do this crazy spinning feet at the end I would put this on my Instagram on is all over Facebook on the social you folks. Is everyone you know where to follow me and will put this up on everywhere for you to see and is easy to find the stuff when you're in the Guinness book of world record but really fascinating how you brought it down to the ground level about what's really important in eternity. Yeah me when it's all said and done, you know guys not can ask if you have a lot of money or if you played in the NBA. He's going to ask you know what to do with my son, Jesus, and you know what I remember when I was in high school life at this thought went literally went through my mind. It is like Jesus and I thought to myself Jesus if he died for me that I want to live for.

You really can't do anything.

I mean I was the tallest guy loved basketball.

That was the tallest guy was the most athletic guy I thought you know I read that verse. Matthew 1926 with God all things are possible know he can take.

He can take you know he take a Red Sea and in split it open. He can take Jericho and knock down the walls you know and were living in a day where people don't think miracles happen, but I'm a living miracle. I mean I had miracles happen in my life that you know to give an example. One month ago I had out my appendix burst and here I am now Wake Forest. I just totally guy just healed me. I mean, I had to have surgery done, but they they did it and I'm here I am back to normal and I mean most people die from that. A lot of people die for that but you got the cattle for your wife you got just one the crabby family, what you catch to your sister telling you is amazing. Marco just like a snapshot of what you guys do for those it. Want to know who is Bruce Trevi and the crabby family well. I am a nobody from nowhere does know anything telling everybody about somebody from everywhere who knows everything. He's the King of Kings and Lord of lords.

His name is Jesus. I'm really nobody but the and you can have my family. I'm just I'm just a dad who likes. He likes a lot of kids and but actually we had I had nine with me today, but ask you five more grandkids so yeah I got nine grandkids and I had five in with me on this trip so if you dribble and scream like the rest of our development. Yeah. So that's kind of the fun part about it, but yeah I mean you know I just said I'm just so thankful to the Lord's faithfulness because he says you know train up a child in the way he shall go and when he is old he will not depart from it. I've seen it happen in my kids is life and you know when you need even you hear here you are Wake Forest, you know, doing ministry. It looks like you know guys taking care of you know people think that God doesn't have the best interest in mind. This is in Psalm 37. Four.

Delight yourself in the Lord will give the desires of your heart you have desires. God wants to fulfill them. Who gave you those desires was the God in heaven who loves you with an everlasting love. He's drawn you with loving kindness. Scripture says you know and and people so I don't know this guy will give you got's phone number you got's phone number like Soren Jeremiah yeah is 333, Jeremiah 33 verse three it says good job buddy I put you on the spot. There yeah you dirty Gordon LOL my 33 verse three says call to me and I will answer you and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know as I can tell. Lord I don't know how to raise a family out know how to spend basketball.

I don't know how to do these things, but you know God, you know, and I pray that you give me the wisdom to do these things and it says in James chapter 1. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, to give Stroman Genesee without finding fault, it shall be given to them. And when you give you knee ask God for wisdom I tell you what he comes through yelp to love what you said so many kids out there with the dream you want to give the NBA they want to want to be on top of the world they want to, you know, run a massive brilliant billionaire and our company but using rubbing the MBA. I love how you shared about this and and you have more that the MBA guys after clear the floor for you to be any of you know, now you're the start you don't. What about that well before we get to that. Just give that you know if you might be a person out there thinking yourself.

I got to do something for my life. Now I do something big. Well, the only thing you really have to do. According to John chapter John chapter 15 is to bear fruit.

What is a fruit as you ought to bear just start walking with Jesus and get to know Jesus and the more you get to know Jesus and where you can have his heart and when you have God's heart what it what was the heart of Jesus. It says in his said the Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost and I saw that verse is that Jesus is that that's why you came and that's why want to come except I can't really do anything about you you you know how to do it all.

So I and I know that Matthew 1926 is with God all things are possible and, you know, I asked everybody here honey things including the word all everything is included even spend basketball's but you know this road to that you NBA you know when, where, get to perform these NBA games. It's like you to get the red carpet treatment and you know what. One moment I'm changing diapers next moment I'm a celebrity at the halftime of a basketball game foreman in front of you know, while we performed at the NBA for the finals.

You know, we are performing in front of you know quite a few in all 50 million people, whatever that was for 20 million on America's got talent yeah I mean yeah yeah what are the other day that Stella what you said in your book sums it up to your book. Just your pickle champions forever. Also got the book is X. He called the Champion code.

There are seven codes a check is due before they die and I was praying I was walking through Sam's Club get groceries for my family which we get a lot yeah so I walking through the ICS on this book and set 100 movies you must see before you die I thought to myself, well, you know, watching movies can be fun but you know there's heavy some more important than watching movies that do before you die. Is that what is important. I said Lord what we need before we die got you and me first thing they should be seven things and show me seven things that champions do before they die. And I think it's very important.

I mean I've had great feedback people set I've never read a full book before complete cover to cover and I love people tell me.

I've actually read your whole book about a book about bashful players gotta be simple understand.

I know that because I am one why Messiah hundred 80 illustrations and pictures in the book. I'm excited read it in a course, we have mutual friend in Brent Fuquay, who so we got him a lot of times here you all the role you spin a ball. You sure Jesus folks invited Chrysler life today where we are today, but one interview for international no podcast broadcast interview, all the forms Rhonda North thank you for your commitment to Christ and for for call using what God is giving you suggest what your challenger what author you so God's gift to them. Teresa wrote to take someone. Heaven don't go to heaven alone. I will set a closes out. I got three well first of all, if these people go to our website Is forever.com Instagram champions forever. And then also Facebook champions forever. And now you can follow solid stuff.

We have a lot of cool videos on their spinning and doing stuff but but anyway I have three challenges for you. Number one, you know, if you made that commitment to Christ live for God. How do you live for God.

That's where you come number two he'll get involved in the church Bible study Fellowship don't think yourself. While there's no church as well. Then you can you can start your own Bible study start by yourself and then maybe invite a friend or two involved but start get into God's word and the men we made it so easy today. In today's technology world on your cell phone you can download the Bible.

I mean I listen to the Bible all the time on there when I came to I drove 20 hours to come here he does listen to different podcasts of sermons and David Wilkerson. You know great sermons on on listen to him but died in the last challenge I have for you. You made that commitment to Christ to get to know Jesus. When you get to heaven you can go to heaven. God's given your ticket is not based on your performance is based on Jesus performance. Jesus never fails. He can take you to heaven when you get to heaven.

Do yourself a favor and real estate is do yourself a favor because when you get to heaven you might be sad because you can see a lot of people around some other guy going wise that all the people on that guy over there will that guy was instrumental in leaving leading those people to Christ you know so when you get to heaven don't come alone bring some people with publishing Bruce Cribb gave Crilly a family checking out online, go to YouTube. You love it and will throw this out there and share this with all your friends keep using how God is giving the weather's been in a ball on a unicycle to share the good news of Jesus Christ almost a special thank you to a wonderful partner helping us advance the message of this program of the gospel in the thank you goes out to my pillow.com Mike Lindell, the inventor and CEO has now open his heart to say thank you as well. He wants to give you the opportunity to do what I've done I've slept on this pillow. I love my pillow. I sleep better. What would you give her good night sleep right now for the first time you get deep discounts on all the my pillow products. I'm talking about my pillows. The mattress toppers the bedsheets and the body pillow all the products were know I gotta do is go to my pillow.com and click on the new radio listener specials my pillow.com. Click on the new radio listener specials and you'll save big you will believe the savings just enter promo code truth when you get there, always promised with a 60 day moneyback guarantee and a 10 year warranty.

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