Gladiator is a story of revenge. It's Epic. But it's not the only way to deal with people who hurt us. Jesus has a lot to say about Forgiveness. It's not easy but it's a powerful path to healing and knowing the love of God.
This week, Patrick Harrison hitches up his kilt to reminisce about the movie Braveheart as a springboard to ask "what is your divine cause?"
This year's "At The Movies" is themed around fight movies. Wars, battles, fights, and fighters. This week zooms in on a classic; Rocky! Life can feel like a fight and at the center of that struggle is a spiritual battle that we're warned about in scripture. This week we study the "Armor God" as we prepare to come out victorious.
Jesus set the example for what it means to live a life of putting others first. Living this way will change the world! (Apologies, the first several minutes of this week's message was not recorded. However, if you've seen the movie Finding Nemo, and understand how annoying seagulls can me... MINE, MINE, MINE... you'll be fine.) You can get the idea here.
This conclusion to our Romans series is a great wrap up to the broader theme of UNITY found throughout the book. What happens when two believers don't agree on something they each find important? We dig through the final 3 chapters of Romans and even have a surprise ending from friends who still think of Venture Church as family.
The book of Romans is the most complete explanation of the gospel that we have in the Bible. It's like an instruction manual for why it works, how it works, and who it's for. This is week one of a series exploring the gears of the gospel as seen through the book of Romans. In this first week, we'll be in chapters 1 and 2 and learn the answer to question zero, "Why?"
As we conclude this 5 week teaching through the whole Bible, we spend time in one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. The book of Revelation. When studying the book of Revelation, it's easy to get lost or confused. So, it's our goal to see the big picture of what God was teaching when he shared this vision with the Apostle John. It's a super encouraging message about the power of God and the role of Jesus in it all!
This week, Patrick Harrison shares part four of our series "Let's Open The Bible." We've crossed over into the New Testament and are looking at the foundational message of the church... the Gospel. It's more than just good news. It's the kingdom of God!