Movie: Overcomer

We went to the theater to watch the Kendrick brothers’ new movie,  OVERCOMER.  Loved it!  But bring along plenty of tissues!

One of the highlights is when the principal of the Christian high school leads a student to Christ.  Next she gives the student an assignment, asking her to read the first two chapters of Ephesians and then write down all she learns about WHO she is.  The student did it and it was life-changing!

I am  an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. When I saw this, I recognized this as an excellent exercise for some of my contacts who believe they are worthless and unloved.

That very night I received a letter from a young woman in another country who was discouraged, sad and did not believe God loved her or could ever forgive her.  I suggested she read the first two chapters of Ephesians and then write down what she learns about who she is.

The next morning she wrote that while reading those chapters a calmness settled over her.  “I am blessed in heavenly places. I am holy. I am blameless before Him in love. I am predestined to adoption. I am His child. I am the recipient of His grace. I am chosen. I am redeemed through His blood. I am forgiven. I am sealed with the Holy Spirit.  I am loved. I am a member of God’s household.  I have an inheritance.  I am a fellow citizen with the saints.   He saved me before I came to this world by His grace. And it’s a gift. I am grateful. I am at peace. I have access to the Father.   No matter how faraway from Him I feel, I know God is here. I am loved. I am blessed and I am saved.”

Wow!  Not only was she blessed, but I was blessed in reading her letter.  Her hopelessness is gone. Her sadness is gone. She knows she’s forgiven and is loved by God.  Is there anything better than that?

  •  Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.  Acts 3:19 
  • To learn more about Global Media Outreach:  www.godlife.com

SONG: WELL OF DESPAIR – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen  

 

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to Movie: Overcomer

  1. Debra Holliday says:

    What a great idea, Kathleen! I haven’t seen Overcomers yet, but planned to when it comes out in DVD or we can rent it through online services. I will try this with a couple of people I have that are depressed also. It’s perfect for them to see who they are in the eyes of our loving and merciful God.

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you, Debra! Yes, it’s a terrific idea! I’ve shared the idea with others and several said they were going to do the exercise themselves. I know I did and it was a tremendous blessing!

  2. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, I totally agree with you. We saw the movie a couple of weeks ago. It is powerful and emotionally moving. And, yes, I love the effective use of Ephesians, chapters 1 and 2.

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