Posted on 25. Feb, 2014
Movies are powerful. We connect with them, identify with them, and even learn valuable truth through them. Join us as we uncover God’s truth through movies in Switch: At the Movies.
Week 1 // The Point: Chasing after things of this world won’t last but chasing after the things of God is eternal. // Key Verse: Ecclesiastes 2:11
Week 2 // The Point: What will you do with the life you have? Live for others. Fight for others. Serve others. // Key Verses: Philippians 2:3 & John15:13
Week 3 // The Point: Fear will keep you from moving forward. // Key Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7
Week 4 // The Point: A good name changes the game. // Key Verse: Proverbs 22:1 & Daniel 6:4
Everyone loves a good movie. Some movies have a great a plot and a great message. Other movies? Not so much. If you love At the Movies then Switch: At the Movies is for you.
We connect with movies because they tell stories. Some of these stories can connect with the story of our lives in powerful ways. We’ll look at a different movie for each of the next four weeks, and uncover valuable truths.
We expect God’s truth to penetrate through the stories told in these movies and connect to the hearts of students in a transformational way.
For week one, we’ll take a look at The Great Gatsby. This movie will help us to pay attention to the things that we’re chasing after in our lives. It’s a great reminder that the things we chase after won’t last unless we’re chasing after the things of God, which are eternal.
During the second week of Switch: At the Movies we’ll watch clips from The Wolverine which will help challenge students to look outside themselves and think about whether they put others first or not. We’ll encourage them to press in to the lives of people around them, and help students determine what they can give themselves to in this life.
In the third week of this series we’ll be learning from the movie The Croods. We’ll be looking at fears that affect our lives. We’ll see how fear keeps us from moving forward, but when we release our fear over to God, we experience freedom. We want students to move forward in living life to the fullest.
In the final week of Switch: At the Movies we’ll be watching scenes from the movie 42. This movie deals with creating a reputation and living up to a name. Reputations are something students deal with on a regular basis. In this final week we’ll help students live up to the reputation that God intended them to have.
Run Times: The Great Gatsby – 20:51, The Wolverine – 16:02, The Croods – 18:19, 42 – 19:51
The videos in this series will run a little longer than typical. Make sure to take that into consideration when planning out your program. For this series, you’ll just go right into a close since the videos are already at maximum length.