If you were in Church last weekend, you heard the stand-alone sermon about Jesus, the Son of God. We decided to have two stand-alone sermons between the marriage series and the Lenten series (The I AM Statements of Jesus) in order to help people have a framework for watching two movies that are being released in February and March. The first one, “Son of God,” is being released on February 28th. The movie is an accurate re-telling of the story of Jesus, from his teachings, miracles and healings, to trial and crucifixion. The movie concludes with the resurrection of Jesus. I whole heartedly recommend this movie.
Last weekend we took a look at the roadblocks that stand in our way as we seek to discover the peace and rest that Jesus offers. For many of us, it was the opportunity to recommit ourselves to trusting Jesus, knowing that suffering is part of the disciple’s life. For others, it was an opportunity to stop following from a distance and to commit to Jesus by trusting and surrendering to Him.
This weekend, we will take a look at a second movie that is to be released in March. This movie, “Noah,” examines the life of a widely known, but misunderstood, character in the Old Testament. Noah is mostly known for the flood and the ark, but his life teaches us many things. Living in a time that is not dissimilar to the times in which Noah lived, we will discover that while sin is serious, God is merciful.
I encourage you to come to COTHA this weekend to participate in our worship and to learn the four principles of living a life that can withstand storms. When the movie “Noah” is released to local theatres, I recommend that you invest the time by going to it and seeing how we can learn about God’s love and mercy in Noah’s