Summer at the Movies

Join us for four weeks as we find messages in the movies. We’ll learn what it means to embrace the stranger in “A Dog’s Way Home,” transform ourselves in “The Lion King”, discover the power of persistent love and learning to let go of the past in “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel.” Don’t miss this fun series as we explore Summer at the Movies.

July 21 | A Dog’s Way Home – Matthew 25:31-40
What does it look like to care for a stranger? How far are we to go? Jesus tells us that caring for vulnerable people is the most important act we can do. In “A Dog’s Way Home”, Bella is on a long journey, just like us. Along the way, she embraces strangers and cares for the needy. In this sermon we learn about the great adventure of love that Jesus calls all of us to take.

July 28 | The Lion King – Corinthians 3:12-18
When life gets challenging it often feels easier to run away from our problems rather than run toward them. In The “Lion King”, Simba is trying to run from his past. He thinks he is responsible for his father’s death and he desperately does not want to be king. Join us this week as we consider how to be the people God wants us to become, and how to find the courage to move beyond our past into God’s future.

August 4 | Black Panther – Matthew 5:13-16 
The mythical country of Wakanda is brimming with wealth, technology and beauty. Their society is thriving, but it has come at a cost. Wakanda has turned its back on the world to protect itself. Many Christians fear entering the darkness of the world with the light of Christ. This week we will talk about what it means to serve God by offering Christ’ love to those who have not seen it before.

August 11 | Captain Marvel – Hebrews 12:1-3 
It’s hard to run a race when you are carrying extra weight, it slows you down and tires you out. Captain Marvel had to break free from all that was limiting her before she could fulfill her mission. What are you holding on to? Learn how to let go of the things that hinder us and take hold of practices that make us more resilient.