Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

Faith Review – Tender Mercies (1983)

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Mac Sledge is a former country star whose life has become empty and lonely, fighting alcoholism his whole career. Divorced from his wife and distant from his teenage daughter, Mac comes across a widow who owns a small motel. She helps him with some work and eventually they are attracted to one another, finally marrying. Through this relationship, Mac is able to get his life back together, gets baptized, starts writing again, and even tries to heal his relationship with his daughter. In this faith review, several discussion questions are available, related to themes of mercy, love, faith, relationships, and so on.

 

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Faith Review – To Save a Life

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To Save a Life is the story of Jake whose friend has committed suicide. He finds hope in the message of Christ from a youth pastor, but now he must struggle with this new-found faith amidst social pressures at school and turmoil at home. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, theological themes and questions are included for group discussion.

 

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Clips and Lessons – Moneyball and Vocation

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In the film, Moneyball, the new assistant to the general manager sees talent where others see failure, challenging the general manager to do the same. The team is transformed by this vision of hope. In this lesson for high school youth, the students are led through a discussion about the calling of our Lord to us, unworthy as we are, as displayed in the story of Zacchaeus.

 

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Clips and Lessons – Spider-Man and Bullying

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How does a Christian respond to those who wrong us? How does Jesus ask us to respond in the Sermon on the Mount? In this lesson for youth groups, you will lead your participants through an examination of a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) where Peter Parker is bullied. A scripture study and discussion questions are included.

 

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Faith Review – Grace Card

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It is difficult to see God’s grace at work during times of change and turmoil in our personal lives. In this independent film, Grace Card, you will discover how a police office, who is also a struggling pastor, is used by God to bring grace to his discouraged and weary partner. In addition to themes of grace and forgiveness, race relations are also explored. Included in this film review by Donna Fair are several questions for group discussion.

 

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