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Web exclusive: Joel Osteen's Easter message

Televangelist Joel Osteen, has a message for viewers of The Lead, and everyone on this Easter Sunday.

"My message is that God is good. He's for us. He's a God of mercy.He's got a plan and purpose for all of our lives. A lot of people grew up seeing God as somebody far off and God's mad at me and God's full of rules," says Osteen.

But that's not our message, he adds.

"Our message is God is a loving father. And when you come into a relationship with the creator of the universe, God will take you places you've never dreamed of."