Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lucy Show Bible Study

The ministry has just released the Lucy Show Bible Study to DVD. Below is one of my favorite scenes from the series. When Lucy goes shopping, she breaks everything she touches, but she doesn't buy anything!

This clip offers a great way to talk about forgiveness, which shouldn't come with a scorecard - we should forgive as many times as a person needs to be forgiven. See Matthew 18:21-22: Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."

Like Lucy, have we needed to be forgiven multiple times - and have we been willing to forgive others as many times as we have been forgiven?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Super Man Bible Study

This is the teaser trailer for Superman Returns (2006). I think about this trailer often for the way in which it intentionally illustrates the parallels between Superman and Jesus Christ.

Near the end of the trailer, Superman floats over the Earth in the silence of space - almost as if listening to prayers from the planet below. Over this scene, the voice of his father is heard, paraphrasing John 3:16: "They can be a great people, Kal-El. They wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good. I have sent them you. My only son." Suddenly, Superman hears a cry for help and rockets toward the Earth, a sonic boom in his wake.

That's the image of a savior who cares, that's the image of our Lord Jesus Christ. For more examples of how the Superman story was based on the Christ story - by the admission of the Superman storytellers themselves - check out my Super Man Bible Study.