Big Fish

Jul 10, 2022    Russ Smith

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 was your biggest takeaway from this message?

2. What “tall tales” have been told in your family?

3. Sometimes being too comfortable means that we’re not inspired or we don’t get much done. In what ways are you feeling too comfortable these days? What could you do to change that?

4. We don’t know exactly how life is going to go, but in the end we know how it ends, because we’re Jesus-followers. How does this affect the way you approach your life?

5. Read John 14:1-3. How does it make you feel knowing that Jesus is preparing a place for you in his Father’s house?