Jul 3, 2022    Garry Firth
What makes a good movie?⁠ Is it special effects? Great car chases? CGI that blurs the line between reality and make believe?⁠ A good movie makes you lose yourself in the story as you escape from the daily grind if only for a while.⁠ But a great movie? ⁠A great movie is one that you and your friends end up talking about, debating the meaning of different scenes. A great movie is one that raises questions, makes you wonder, that sits in the back of your mind long after the credits roll.⁠

For the next few weeks we’re going to look at some movies and try to grasp what it is about their stories that touch us at such a deep level. ⁠And more than that, we’re going to learn that the stories in these films touch us because they touch on the larger story that God has written and called each of us to be a part of in this world.

Here are some questions to help you process this message and apply it to your life:

1. What kind of movies do you like to watch? Action, adventure, comedy, thriller, horror?

2. What are your top 3 movies of all time?

3. Garry presented the idea that we all tend to wear masks. To what degree do you agree or disagree with that idea? If you feel comfortable what are some masks you tend to wear?

4. Read Genesis 3:7-8. What stands out to you in these verses? How do we (you) ‘hide’ from God?

5. Read Hebrews 4:14-16. How does it make you feel to know that Jesus (God) understands and identifies with you and that you can come to him anytime no matter what?