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Stand 
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 03:00 AM - Church, Sermon, Media
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From our Song and Service
A Light to the Heights worship
Sunday, February 28



Bible Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 4:1-13


Videos:

Embrace Life


from a Sussex, UK safety campaign YouTube post




Jesus says he wants to gather us to safety like a hen gathers her brood. God is not in the crash but in the protection in the midst of the crash.

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Snowball Olympic commercial from Coca-Cola





In a fun way, watch how our hero stands firm, or focuses only on his goal, not letting an assumed threats from others stop him from getting the sugary drink.

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Tank Man of Tiananmen


from YouTube




How many times would you step in front of a tank? Just the day before the BCC reported tanks crushing protesters to death. To this day, no one knows who the man was or what became of him after being taken away into the crowd.

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Holiday for Love CBS TV Movie



Scene not available for embeding but here is the link to the clip at WingClips, (a new window will open).

Holiday for Love / Christmas in My Hometown on WingClips

Dueling responsibilities or citizenships are illustrated here between work and love or business and hometown. How do we decide between valid demands? What conflicting demands could happen by being a citizen of heaven and of earth? How can they be resolved?


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Temptations 
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 08:00 AM - Church, Media
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From our Song and Service A Light to the Heights worship Sunday, February 21

Bible Reading: Luke 4:1-13

Videos:

Marshmallow Test


from YouTube post



How do these children resist temptation?
In which ones do you see yourself?
Watch the red haired girl's unique way of dealing with temptation.

How does this remind you of Jesus waiting to eat bread when he was hungry?


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“One Thousand Dollars” scene from 3:10 to Yuma



Scene not available for embeding but here is the link to the clip at WingClips, (a new window will open).

3:10 To Yuma on WingClips

Is the farmer/guard (man in chair by the window) tempted by the offer of the criminal? What stops the guard for accepting the temptation of the bribe? How does community help us resist temptation?

How does this scene compare to Jesus being tempted to have all the power in the world by making a deal with the devil.



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Tiger Woods Apology


from itnnews on YouTube

We only watched the first minute of this portion.




What should have stopped Tiger Woods but did not according to him?
How is this related to the devil tempting Jesus to defy the law of gravity and the boundaries of human beings?

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Book People 
Saturday, January 23, 2010, 10:00 PM - Sermon, Media
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From our Song and Service A Light to the Heights worship Sunday, January 24th

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Videos:

Need That Book


from The Book Of Eli



Why do you want that book? How would you answer?
What are the right words for our faith?
What is the Bible meant to be?



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“Getting into a Book” scene from Tale of Desperaux



Scene not available for embeding but here is the link to the clip at WingClips, (a new window will open).

Tale of Desperaux on WingClips

This short bit, talks about the immersion of a mouse in a book.
Watch for the resonance between the book character and the reader.



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“Book People” scene from Fahrenheit 451



Scene not available on-line and this version of the trailer cannot be embedded
but here is the link to the clip at YouTube, (a new window will open).


Scenes from Fahrenheit 451 (some graphic!)

This 1966 movie is set in a world where books are banned. All books.
Watch the emotion of the women in talking about books.
How precious are books when they are banned and burned?
How does one become a book?


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All for One and One For ALl 
Sunday, January 17, 2010, 07:50 AM - Church, Media
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From our Song and Service A Light to the Heights worship Sunday, January 17th

Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Videos:

A Religion for Tiger


from The Daily Show on Comedy Central

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The Best News Team Ever - Tiger Woods' Faith
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis


Silliness aside, What are the gifts/benefits of each religion?
What do they contribute to the world?


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“Ring the Bell” scene from The Witness


(Climax scene where the unarmed Amish community confront an armed killer. )

Scene not available on-line but here is the trailer.



This movie contrasts violence with the ways of the Amish.
In the climax scene, a boy rings a bell to call the community to witness the violence and injustice.
What is comparable to ringing the bell in our church and community?
How did community beat violence and a gun?



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Texts from First Night 
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 07:37 AM - Church, Media
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From our Song and Service A Light to the Heights worship Sunday, January 10th

Bible Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7

Title comes from Texts from Last Night. CAUTION! Immature Content!


Videos:

Baptism Cannon Ball from Funniest Home Videos




Courtesy of ChristianClips.com

How did baptism function as initiation into the group?
What boundaries were pushed and reaffirmed?

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Baptism scene from O Brother Where Art Thou


There is a explicative in this clip that was removed for worship.
We only used the last part of this clip, from the singing on...




What did baptism do for people in this scene?

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Baptism scene from When Zachary Beaver Came to Town


from WingClips

Not available for inclusion on web pages, but it is available as a preview from WingClips

How is community displayed?
What does Zachary ask of the community?
What does the community ask Zachary to do?



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