Movie Night – National Treasure

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The Hunt for Treasure – The Gates family is obsessed with an elusive treasure. This hunt carries on generation after generation. How does this compare with Jesus’ priorities? How does it compare to your priorities? Read and discuss Matthew 6:19-21 and 24

The Holy Declaration of Independence – The Declaration of Independence is an object that stands alone. There is no other like it. For that reason, even touching it has consequences. It’s protected by bullet-proof glass, gloves, masks, radars, the whole shebang. Likewise, God stands alone as holy. Read about the consequences of entering his presence in 2 Chronicles 26:16-20. Compare it to our relationship to God’s holy presence after Jesus as discussed in Hebrews 4:14-16. Bonus video! BibleProject: Holiness

“Someone’s Gotta Go to Prison, Ben” – Ian goes to prison for the crimes he committed AND the crimes Ben committed. Someone had to satisfy the law. The FBI needed someone to pay for the crimes that have been committed. Justice needed to be served. The same is said for the entire world. Someone has to pay for the crimes the world has committed. God is a God of justice. That justice is satisfied in Christ’s death on the cross. He “went to prison” for the crimes the world committed. What “crimes” (a.k.a. sin) did Jesus die for when it comes to your personal life? Read and discuss 1 Peter 2:23-25. Bonus video! BibleProject: Sacrifice and Atonement

“And That Clue Will Lead to Another…” National Treasure presents a world full of hidden secrets and codes left by the freemasons. The world, according to the Bible, is also full of unexpected surprises… but not secret codes, clues, or riddles. The Bible isn’t a cipher to predict the future. It’s the unexpected story of a broken world being reunited with heaven through the work of its creator. The deep secrets of this world are shown to be the opposite of what we expected them to be. Read Matthew 13:10-17 and Matthew 5:1-12 to see Jesus revealing the true nature of the world.