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  • It's A Wonderful (Abundant) Life

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2006
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    Fulfillment is a gift of Christ that we receive when we quit the sins that don’t satisfy our souls.

    Intro: In this scene Georges perspective on life is all different. Having seen life as it would have been without him, George realizes that life at all is a gift to be cherished. He has pleaded with God that he be allowed to live again and God has answered his prayer with a yes. [scene 27, ...read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life In The Face Of Trouble

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    Life is difficult. Christmas can bring crisis for many. But it can still be wonderful because God came in Jesus to be with me.

    Intro: Have you ever felt you might be better off dead than alive? The struggles of life seem to surmount the beauties of life and you begin to wonder “what’s the point?” That’s what happened to Geoge Bailey in the classic film It’s a wonderful Life. In this scene your about to see, George, who ...read more

  • A Fresh Start: It's A Wonderful Life

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    It’s a wonderful life because God is all about helping us start over, and finding a second chance.

    Intro: In many ways the season of Advent is like a pregnant woman. It’s all about expectation. Of her we say, “she’s expecting.” Expecting what? Mail? A promotion? We’ll, a birth of course! She’s looking forward to a birth that will make the struggles of this present life, really wonderful ...read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life, Even When My Plans Go Awry

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2006
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    Sometimes our plans and dreams don’t work out, but what makes life wonderful is accepting the hopeful truth that God has plans for us, and they are very good.

    Intro: Today we’re beginning an Advent series tied together by the film It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s likely you’re familiar with it. It airs on television almost every year. It sells in Target every Christmas. It was first created in 1946, That makes this year it’s 60th Anniversary. 60 years! I ...read more

  • Narnia: How The World Went Wrong

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2005
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    Sin has frozen our world in it’s grip and without outside help we are lost. Our fundamental problem is the presence of evil which is only defeated by the presence of God

    Intro: Like Lucy, Edmund finds his way into Narnia through the wardrobe. But he doesn’t meet the nice faun, Mr. Tumnus. Instead, he comes face to face with the most feared being in that world: Jadis, the White Witch. What Edmund doesn’t realize is that he is, in fact, a being that she fears. She ...read more

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  • Don't Miss This: Not Even Good, Humanitarian ...

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2006
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    Don’t miss this: not even good, humanitarian performance fills up the soul! Bob Geldof was a British rock musician who decided to do something about the famine in Ethiopia during the early 1980’s. He put his own career on the back-burner and spent an entire year of his life organizing fund-raising ...read more

  • Lets Be Honest, There Are Things We Face In Our ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    Lets be honest, there are things we face in our lives, and times when we are afraid. Your newly married and your thinking “What did I get myself into? I don’t know what I’m doing. ”You have a friend in trouble and you think “I don’t know what to say!” You’re in your job and you think, ...read more

  • Life Is Difficult. You And I Know It To Be True. ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    Life is difficult. You and I know it to be true. Christmas can be difficult. Even life in which a person strives diligently to be kind, helpful, and close to God includes difficulty. For example, God walked and talked with Adam and Eve. After sin came in their hearts, God was still God, but ...read more

  • The Message Of Jubilee Was That When You Live ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    The message of Jubilee was that when you live with God your failures couldn’t ruin you for good. A fresh start was always coming. God is a god who flips things around to remake them. Isaiah even points at it with a word play. Verse 3: a crown (phe-er) instead of ashes (epher, ). Ashes were ...read more

  • I Think That One Of The Reasons It's A Wonderful ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2006
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    I think that one of the reasons It’s A Wonderful Life has been a Christmas classic film is because it captures a characteristic of the Christ of Christmas even if unwittingly so. The story is all about fresh starts and second chances. Reflect with me if you’ve seen the film: When they were just ...read more