Have you ever considered that the films that grab us may be doing so because we connect to them on a deeper level? I find it fascinating to watch movies with a theological perspective, meaning that I consider how the story and characters match up with the Truth found in scripture. Some of those themes include self-sacrifice, the pain and consequences of sin, and redemption.
For the next two Sundays (July 23 & 30) we're going to be "At the Movies" as we see how a couple Academy Award winning films reflect biblical Truth. The first one up is the 1942 classic, "Casablanca". We'll use some clips from the movie to talk about Humphrey Bogart's character Rick Blaine and his journey from cynical self-centeredness to self-sacrifice of putting others ahead of himself - which is all of our journey to one extent or another.
On Monday evening you're invited to watch the movie with me either for the umpteenth time or maybe for the first. In either case, we'll be seeing it with a new perspective! Meet at the church at 7:00 pm and bring some snacks to share. You may want to bring along someone you're seeking to BLESS. Some great conversations could arise.