Welcome friends! Today is the launch of the new 6-week series using The Princess Bride to teach us some life applications and biblical principles.
If you haven’t seen this movie (and why haven’t you?), you should. But it won’t affect anything other than you’ll see clips to a movie that you should have already watched.
Without further ado, let’s watch the clip first, shall we?
Is this a kissing book? I think we go into reading the Bible with a lot of misconceptions. I’ve talked about this before. (But I don’t like the Bible!) You can read it HERE. But the Bible is very much like The Princess Bride.
The Bible is all about a great adventure. It’s about One who loves so much, He fights, saves, redeems and would even (and does!) sacrifice His own life for the ones He loves. It's a special book. One that helps the sick become well. It takes our minds off our suffering and onto Jesus. We pass it down from generation to generation. It’s ripe with battles, fencing, fighting, torture, giants, monsters, escapes, miracles…all for true love.
Doesn't sound too bad, huh?
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.” John 3:16 MSG
I think it’s important to have this in mind when cracking open the Word of God. Every page. Every chapter is about Jesus and the GREAT PLAN to keep us from the enemy’s clutches. Like Prince Humperdinck, the enemy doesn’t actually care about us or love us. He’s a deceiver. A schemer. And his plan is to kill us, given a chance.
That’s not God’s plan. God’s plan is that we live. And abundantly.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” John 10:10 NET
The Bible doesn’t have to be dry toast. It’s all about attitude and perspective when you read it. I think we’ll discover that a kissing book isn’t too bad after all.
Next Monday join me for Never a Need to Doubt!
What's your favorite biblical story? Why?
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