Pastor and The New York Times best-selling author Rick Warren is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources to release a Bible study for the upcoming "Son of God" movie from 20th Century Fox.
The small group curriculum resource by Warren is a companion piece to "Son of God," produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The study will be available Feb. 15, two weeks before the movie hits theaters Feb. 28.
The six-session study features video clips from the theatrical movie "Son of God" and videos from Warren explaining Jesus' teachings and their impact on people's lives. Topics include baptism, temptation, suffering, death, resurrection and ministry. Scenes from the movie such as Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist will help illustrate each topic....
Well, thanks Dorcas and Dopey. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing different overall, but glad its getting positive responses. I will say that I have been examining how I respond to people and trying to be much more gentle when somebody bothers me instead of sounding like some street thug out for blood. Not sure if that's the difference or how I should define spiritual maturity. There are a couple of things that I have been working on as far as how I respond to people, judging, etc, so maybe it's reflecting on the forum as well. In any case, even though I don't know specifically what you've noticed, it's always good to hear something positive, especially when I didn't see it coming. I know I can seem a bit overbearing at times with all the posts and can really knock people hard when I feel insulted, disrespected, or minimalized but I'm still chipping away at a man who was much, much worse. At least I'm just down to the details now and the big things are distant memories. I know I can be rough sometimes but I'm a work in progress...getting there though and thanks for speaking up about noticing.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Psalm 133:1 . Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Unprofitable Servant somewhere in GA
Amen! Absolutely! When Brether, NOT pretenders and false prophets or teachers deceptively dwell among the saints, wolves in sheeps clothing, to lead us astray with them, like Rick Warren and the Ecumenicals
Especially when we are in fervant prayer and intercession for each other and those we love and care about who so need salvation.
I am visting a local church here this evening. No idea of how it might go or not. I will be a total stranger to them and they to me. The only thing I know about them is that about 2 Christmas ago my wife happened to drive by this church when people were gathered outside for prayer and had a sign out about something of how much our country needed prayer (she asked me to check this church out while I am on this trip down here)
Considering the posts many of you have made I would sure like to find some brothers and sisters with hearts after the Lord, His word and what is faithful and obedient to Him like you all but if not I will walk away thanking God I know we have family in Christ like you all that are worth seeking out and waiting for
Wow, how pleasent it is to start the morning with all the sweetness of Christian fellowship and thoughts among the brethen, a fore taste of what heaven will be like and encouragement to carry on in spite of the pains and sufferings of this life. To SF and Anne, my prayers are with you and your soon to be born, hopefully not a month over like mine were, babies. It got pretty tiresome listening to well meaning friends say as I would run into them different places,"Are you still here?" Or my favorite,"You haven't had that baby yet?!" And I look down at my hugh body( had 8&9 pounders) and smile and say nope still there...so I'll spare you and Anne any of these comments. Have a beautiful blessed day,everyone.
Dorcas wrote: @Christopher...top of the morning to you Always enjoy your comments and thoughts, I have seen a spiritual maturity in them over the past few months. Have a blessed day!
Good morning to you Dorcas and Christopher
I have a similar view as you Dorcas. While I haven't been paying attention to Chris' comments for months I have noticed over the last couple of weeks a definite improvement in the level of spiritual maturity.
Keep it up Chris and in the future strive for an even greater level of spiritual maturity.
Dorcas from USA writes: Hi Dolores....thanks for the encouragement. You are also a blessing on this forum,as you prefer to sit at the Saviours feet (like Mary) instead of sitting in Moses seat like the Pharisees
Ditto, and nice comment to Dorcas. Interesting how a thread can go when nothing combative is interjected and the wolves remain silent...
Dopey wrote: Dorcas I owe you an apology so I will give it here. Several days ago I woke up early in the morning and the exact first thought I had was about you. I found that strange because I don't know you that well and I am involved in various things so why should you be on my mind. The more I tried to switch my mind off you. The more I thought about you. Eventually God made me understand. In the thread were posts were disappearing left and right and there was a general ruckus going on. You showed up and tried to establish peace and order. God put it on my heart that I should have commended you for that, but I got involved in other things and eventually forgot all about it. So, here it is Dorcas a couple of days late. I am truly sorry that I didn't commend you earlier when I am certain God wanted that done.
Thank-you kind sir! I am blessed to have fellowship with so many of you on this forum
Dorcas, Dopey's story warmed my heart also, confirmed what I believe strongly, that God knows those that are seeking Him and in His mysterious way brings someone to them that might just hand them a tract..and you are one of the most forgiving and quite a fun person also. And there is not a whole lot of Christian fellowship in my neck of the woods either and some on here are seeking a little Christian fellowship as well.
This is the great joy of being a tracter. You have experienced it many times I suspect. It is the sowing of the seed, which is the word of God. We sometimes never know what good it has done. And it also goes to show that Christian love in action is also important, because it is a visible representation of God's grace.
Well, if you've not seen much of Batman, it transpires that at the end of each episode, it leaves you in suspense, as either Batman or Robin is in grave danger, and you have to wait till the next one to see what happens. Very often it was a woman who had put them in that danger.
Dopey, now how could anybody in their right mind refuse an offer like that?! And the handing out of tracts, you bet! But please, please don't leave this forum as you keep reminding us that God really does have a sense of humor( along with your side kick, John UK and his goofy smiley faces) I can just see eyes rolling by some that's reading this..
John UK wrote: Bro, I hope you're going to tell me what happened in Chapter 2. (You used to watch Batman when you were a little Dopey, didn't you?)
The belligerent, drunken native person who I thought was about to do a number on me, accepted the track and began to read it. He then started to cry and between sobs blurted out his story of how as a child at a residential school kind people continually told him about Jesus and Jesus' love for him. The memories of those events obviously overwhelmed him emotionally.
From that point on he was as nice to me as if I had been his sweet dying mother who he cared about very much.
The last I ever saw him was as he left smiling at me and clutching the tract.
P.S. John, I don't believe I saw as many as two tv batman episodes. I had discovered that there were girls on this planet.
Dopey wrote: I remember being in a taxi with a belligerent, drunken, Idia... I mean native person. Leaving the bar scene I believed my life was in danger from him. Thought I'd go out accomplishing at least one thing and gave him a tract. What then happened was one of the big surprises in my life.
Bro, I hope you're going to tell me what happened in Chapter 2.
(You used to watch Batman when you were a little Dopey, didn't you?)
John UK wrote: Thank you David. Yes, a great place to tract! I remember a preacher once saying that he got in a taxi cab and asked the driver to take him where all the sinners hung out, as he wanted to preach the gospel to them. He ended up at a place called Sunset Strip, I think it was. Anyways, the Lord led him to start up an all night cafe there, and every night at midnight he would preach the gospel to all the winos, drug users, prostitutes and thugs who came into his cafe. Wonderful!
I remember being in a taxi with a belligerent, drunken, Idia... I mean native person. Leaving the bar scene I believed my life was in danger from him. Thought I'd go out accomplishing at least one thing and gave him a tract. What then happened was one of the big surprises in my life.
Dopey wrote: "Hollywood and Vine, the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses." It's an area where there are sure to be lot's of sinners that are helping to destroy America. Perhaps I need to give Dolores more time if she agrees to be my agent. Four hours perhaps.
Thank you David. Yes, a great place to tract!
I remember a preacher once saying that he got in a taxi cab and asked the driver to take him where all the sinners hung out, as he wanted to preach the gospel to them. He ended up at a place called Sunset Strip, I think it was. Anyways, the Lord led him to start up an all night cafe there, and every night at midnight he would preach the gospel to all the winos, drug users, prostitutes and thugs who came into his cafe. Wonderful!