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Friendships Part 4: Be Reliable

Friendships Part 4: Be Reliable

August 31, 2021

Years after Jonathan died, David still found a way to honor their friendship. Someone's life would never be the same.  

Friendship Part 3 - Be Thoughtful

Friendship Part 3 - Be Thoughtful

August 23, 2021

We continue learning how to be a great friend as we study the friendship of David and Jonathan. Behind every thoughtful act is a good thought. 

To study more: 

  • Read I Samuel 20:1-23
  • Why was this a good plan?
  • How did David show thoughtfulness to Jonathan?
  • How did Jonathan show thoughtfulness to David?
Friendships part 2 - Be Vulnerable (Plus, the grossest Barnes & Noble story of all time)

Friendships part 2 - Be Vulnerable (Plus, the grossest Barnes & Noble story of all time)

August 16, 2021

Jonathan and David's friendship grew deep because they placed their trust in one another. It's hard to be friends with someone whose guard is always raised. And stay tuned to the end where we tell 3 horrendously gross stories that happened at one of our favorite places - Barnes & Noble. 

Friendships part 1 - The Secret Sauce

Friendships part 1 - The Secret Sauce

August 10, 2021

When it comes to friendships, there's something we often get wrong. In this first of four episodes about friendships, we'll reveal the secret sauce of great friendships by telling the story of David and Jonathan. As many return to school, a sports team, or a new job, we made these episodes with kids and adults in mind. 

Don’t Grow Weary In Doing Good (At The Movies: Amazing Grace)

Don’t Grow Weary In Doing Good (At The Movies: Amazing Grace)

August 5, 2021

It's so easy to lose heart when our good deeds appear to not do any good. Thank the Lord for people like William Wilberforce, whose perseverance changed the world. 

Is There Hope In Your Despair? (At The Movies: First Reformed)

Is There Hope In Your Despair? (At The Movies: First Reformed)

July 25, 2021

“Wisdom is holding two contradictory truths in our mind, simultaneously, Hope and despair. A life without despair is a life without hope. Holding these two ideas in our head is life itself.” The film, "First Reformed," is about extremes: two very different churches, two very different pastors, two competing emotions, and two radically different paths forward. 
All of us will enter a season of despair. Where will we turn? 

We All Need To Belong (At The Movies: Hunt For Wilderpeople)

We All Need To Belong (At The Movies: Hunt For Wilderpeople)

July 13, 2021

We all have a need to belong, to be wanted, to be loved. God made us this way. We'll talk about that and the delightful, emotional, new movie, "Hunt For Wilderpeople." 

Would You Recant Your Faith To Save A Village From Torture? (At The Movies: Silence)

Would You Recant Your Faith To Save A Village From Torture? (At The Movies: Silence)

July 8, 2021

We can't think of a worse situation: "Recant your faith or watch a whole village be tortured and killed." That's the terrible dilemma at the heart of the movie, "Silence." Whew. This is a tough one. 

How To Live When You’ve Lost Everything (At The Movies: Up)

How To Live When You’ve Lost Everything (At The Movies: Up)

July 1, 2021

Why does it feel as though time flies? How do you live when you've lost everything? What is the value of multigenerational relationships? The superb movie, Up, takes a deep dive into these profound questions. Not only does it make us cry and laugh. It makes us think. 

If You Were God (At The Movies: Bruce Almighty)

If You Were God (At The Movies: Bruce Almighty)

June 23, 2021

If you had the powers of God, how would you do? How would the world do? The hit movie, Bruce Almighty, takes a shot at answering this question with hilarious and thought-provoking results. We'll talk about this and why we love Morgan Freeman's role as God. 

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