How about a little fun today. Here are 10 quotes from some of my favorite movies of all-time. Can you guess the movies?
1 – “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes. I hate snakes.”
2 – “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
3 – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
4 – “All-righty then.”
5 – “You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain’t never seen a donkey fly!”
6 – “We got no food, no jobs… our PET’S HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!”
7 – “Precious Father, why have you given me this desire to wrestle and then made me such a stinky warrior?”
8 – “Go back to England and tell them there that Scotland’s daughters and sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.”
9 – “In a way, each of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be *the actual* El Guapo!”
10 – “That there is an RV, Clark”
Take a guess if you want. I’ll post the answers later today! Have a good day…
If you frequent my blog, surely you’ve noticed by now that I love lists. I’m a list guy. I make “to do” lists nearly everyday. When I start thinking about preaching, I often think of lists. Even blogging has become a list thing. I especially love “Top 10″ lists. Remember these?
Wow, what a weekend. I left Friday afternoon with a big group of teenagers to go skiing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After two hard day’s of skiing, two short nights of little sleep and getting in last night at 1:00 a.m., I’m wiped out. I kind of feel like I’ve been run over by a large truck.
This reminded me of my dad. He loves talking about things when he was a kid. He’d say things like, “When I was a kid, I used to walk 5 miles uphill in the snow.” I think my favorite was when me and my brother were talking about where we were born, and he chimed in with, “You know the kitchen table in Grandma’s house, I was born right there on that table.” I remember thinking, “That’s really gross dad, I’ve eaten on that table.”
Can you think of any more “When I was a kid” sayings?
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42-47).
I find lots of humor in this video, but I also find lots of questions and reality. Are we willing to promise literally anything, just to attract new people? Is that good? And how far is too far? Do you see any differences in the church in the video and the church from the verses above?
And what about self-centered members who think it’s all about them? Is it all about my wants, my needs and my desires? It is about the songs I like the best and the worship the way I want it? Maybe, it’s not all about me. Maybe it’s about Him. Maybe it’s about others. And maybe if I’ll just look in His book, I’ll rediscover what real church is all about.
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