Archive for: April, 2018

A Firm foundation Week 4: The Church and Discipleship

Introduction: 1) What negative thoughts come to mind when you hear the word “church?” What positive thoughts? The Church: 2) Last week we talked about sanctification –AKA “Holiness” – John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement once said “You can no more be a Holy hermit than a Holy adulterer” – what does he…

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Firm foundation week 3 – Holy spirit & Sanctification

Holy Spirit/Sanctification: Opening: 1) What are some negative things that come to mind when you hear the word “Holy?” What are some positive things? Holy spirit: 2) Did you grow up hearing about the “Holy Spirit?” or “Holy Ghost?” what have you heard about it? 3) Read John 14:26, Romans 8:26, Acts 1:8 – what…

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Firm Foundation Week 2: Grace

Opening: 1. What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? 2. What is the difference between mercy and grace? 3. Can you think of a time that someone (other than Jesus) extend irrational seeming grace to you or someone else you know? Prevenient Grace: 4. Read Jeremiah 1:5 , Ezekiel 34:11, 16, John…

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Firm Foundation Week 1: Jesus & Scripture

1. When you hear the name of Jesus what comes to mind first? 2. Read Philippians 2:6-11 – what does this verse tell us about the character of Jesus? 3. What are some ideas about Jesus that you or your friends/family have had that you now believe are wrong? What caused those ideas? 4. Read…

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Lawrence of Arabia

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. Lawrence of Arabia is a phenomenal epic. As I watched this sprawling film I wondered if it had been made today how it would be different. As with many of the movies on this list Lawrence of Arabia enjoys a massive run time.…

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Doctor Strangelove

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. There’s no accounting for taste. That’s all I can say regarding the inclusion of “Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” in AFI’s top 100. I perhaps could think of 100 movies that were not on the…

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Taxi Driver

I’m blogging through the AFI 100. You can read more here. For those who aren’t familiar Taxi Driver is about an mentally unstable veteran who deals with his insomnia and general dissosiative feelings toward the world. He has an unsuccessful relationship with a woman who is disgusted by his choice in dirty movies. After a…

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Schindler’s List

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. Ok, so there is absolutely no doubt that Schindler’s list a phenomenal film. Personally I’d move it from #9 to #1 if it were up to me. I think that it cannot be undersold for it’s raw emotion and power of storytelling and…

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