I'd Like to Join a Church Like That . . .
A fellow church planter sent me a link to an online video about what church could be.
Here's what Allan Martin, PhD, the pastor Celebration Seventh-day Adventist Church
, located in Celebration, Florida has to say about "The Least of These" film.
- I just found out that "The Least of These" has been chosen for in-flight screening and has been nominated by Frontier Airlines as part of their Cloud Nine Film Festival. The competition is accepting votes through until the end of July 2005. I highly recommend this award-winning short film and encourage you to cast your vote for "The Least of These." Click here to see the film and vote.
Rik Swartzwelder, a graduate of Columbia Union College, has done a masterful job with this and I believe it is making an impact for the Kingdom. Thanks for your consideration! And please cast your vote!
Here's a description of this short film from Rik's website, Old Fashioned Pictures
- "Jim is the fading, emotionally isolated owner of an all-night diner. In his mid 50s, he moves more like he's 112. He spends most of his time hiding in the kitchen trying to avoid his wife and the routine banter of his regular patrons – a ragtag bunch of bums, college students, club hoppers, runaways, lonely hearts, geezers, and even a few local working girls. It’s the same old, same old.
But this night, about two in the morning, some guy from out of town walks in and innocently orders a cup of coffee and a cherry danish. The regulars have a good time harassing the rookie, but he’s too lost in his own thoughts to notice. All this changes when Shannon – a weathered, low-rent hooker well into her 30s – shuffles in with two of her friends and takes a seat at the counter, right next to the first-timer. Soon after, a simple idea permanently shatters the dull routine of Jim's diner. The same old, same old? Not tonight. Not ever again."
Another link that gives more details.
Here's what Jesus had to say in Matthew 25:37-43 37
- "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' 41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'