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Taking God at His Word

John 4:43-54 43  After the two days he left for Galilee. 44  (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45  When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover...

Learning Like Jesus

Luke 2:41-52 41  Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42  When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43  After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed...

Ending the Shame Game

Disney’s Lion King has some great theological tie-ins, perhaps more than any other film I have seen. It is rich in content and many biblical life-lessons could be lifted from its script. For me, the main message deals with breaking away from shame and stepping...

Second Chances

Second Chances Ezekiel 36:24-30 24  “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25  I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your...

Same Kind of Different As Me-The Power of Forgiveness and Friendship

There are many themes that could be lifted from the movie, “Same Kind of Different as Me” which tells the truth life story of Debbie and Ron Hall and Denver Moore. The movie highlights the reality of racism that the Bible tells us is sin. Noted also are the quick and...

From Broken to a Breakthrough

The movie “Breakthrough” was appropriately titled because John Smith and his friends fell through the ice, and John was subsequently submerged under water for 15 minutes and went without a pulse for an entire hour. However, even though the title, “Breakthrough” refers...