Why are movies so popular? I believe it’s because movies have become modern-day mythology that influences our beliefs and how we view the world around us. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that today’s movies have a lot in common with some of the greatest events and lessons found in the Bible. That’s no coincidence.
The truths found in the Bible are timeless and relevant to every generation. So, it’s no wonder that our current movie makers borrow themes from the Bible. These stories have a way of connecting with our hearts.
There is something in our hearts that knows there is more and greater than what we can see with our eyes and touch with our hands.
In the book Eternity Set In Their Hearts, Dan Richardson writes: ‘The belief systems and myths in each culture contain the story of God as told in the Bible.’ He found that there are stories in every culture that parallel the truths of the Bible.
“The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being.” – Romans 1:19-20
That’s one of the reasons Jesus taught using stories called parables. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. These stories have a way of getting past our defensiveness and causing us to look deeper into some issues that we might not want to confront head-on.
Movies can also help make connections between simple stories and deeper truths. That’s why we look forward to our Summer Sermon Series: God on Film. This year, we’re doing something different. We’ll be looking at some classic movies. Here are the movies we’ll be talking about:
- July 7: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- July 14: Karate Kid
- July 21: The Lion King
- July 28: Pirates of the Carribean
- August 4: Forrest Gump
We’ll have free sodas and popcorn, and have lots of fun surprises in store each week. This is the perfect time to bring a friend with you to The Connection Church. Our Celebration Service times are Sundays in Buda at 9am, 10:30am, and Noon; and in San Marcos at 9:30 and Noon. Click here for directions.
Summer is the perfect time to focus in on your walk with God. Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been a Christian for a long time, through this series, you can take steps that will lead you deeper in your faith.