Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

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

The Grace Card

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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Faith Review – An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life (2009)

 

Seminary student Star Crawford provides this review of An Unfinished Life where grace and forgiveness and acceptance are found in the midst of brokenness and dysfunction.  Click on the QRcode or scan it to open the review.

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American Beauty

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This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999.  This film can be somewhat difficult to watch as it has the same effect as the awkward feeling one experiences when a couple argues loudly during a dinner party at their house. It is real. It is uncomfortable.  But reviewer John Elam thinks it is worth your time!