Intercession

Intercession--from Nehemiah

Praying for Boldness

Battle Belongs to the Lord

Believing the Promises of God

Communion Messages

Rainbows and Other Reminders

Taking the Cup of Salvation

The 2 John 3:16's

Sin & Related Topics

Why Can't I Get Away With Sin?

9 Principles Isaiah Teaches Us About Sin

How Our Sin Affects Others

For Such Were Some of You--The Christian Way to Treat Homosexuals

Hebrews 6:4-6--What Does it Really Say?

Backslider

The Accomplishments of Jesus on the Cross

The Truth About God's Forgiveness

Hot Topics

Living In The End Times

Revival On a Personal Level

Devotion to Him

Word of Faith/Prosperity

God's Love

1--Adopted by God

2--His Death

3--While We Were Yet Sinners

4--He Gave Us His Word

5--Is His Love Enough For You?

Like A Child

1--Introduction

2--Children Are Trusting

3--Children Know Where To Go When They're Hurt

4--Children Are Teachable

5--Children Submit to Authority

6--Children Desire to Grow

7--Children are (Brutally) Honest

8--Children Understand the Importance of Playing

9--Children Like to Rest on Their Father's Shoulder

The Christian Walk

Another Perspective on September 11th

What Can We Learn About the Storms of Life?

Responding to Hurts

Faithfulness

Commitment To Him

Accountability

In Hot Pursuit; Chasing After the Only One That Matters

Obedience to God

Movie Notes

Man on Fire

Gladiator

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Cinderella Man


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Movie Ministry Notes

In 2008, I started a ministry at my church, and I named it the Men's Movie Ministry Night. About once a month, we gather in a room which is normally used by the teens. It's got a huge screen and great sound system. We watch a movie, then arrange chairs in a circle and discuss what God spoke to us through the story.

There are only two rules in choosing a movie: (1) it has to tell a story that speaks to men's hearts, and (2) no nudity. A little language isn't a problem, and violence is to be expected, but skin would cause some men to stumble, so there's zero tolerance for that.

The hope is that for discussion time, each man will share what the story meant to him, and optimally, we would have someone give a personal testimony that fits in somehow. However, to get things started, I prepare something ahead of time, including a few bible verses and a couple of points to ponder.

If you would like to start something like this, feel free to check out the notes which were prepared for each of the movies we did last year (PDF):

Man on Fire
Gladiator
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Cinderella Man