Welcome to this weeks Christian movie reviews by Alexander. This week we have movies about strong faith and being an example by letting your light shine including Faith’s Song, Crossflix Original Thinking Like A Christian, In His Steps and Gallows Road…
Starring Hayden Grace McCoy, George Dinsmore, Todd Shevchik and Shelby Christine Freeman.
A young girl’s faith is tested, when her parents are suddenly killed in a car accident and she’s forced to move in with relatives who don’t share her belief in God.
A talented singer, who desires to Worship God with her songs, she finds herself in a new city, a new school and no friends.
With her uncle and others at school challenging her faith, one boy emerges who seems to see the greatness in her.
Faith’s uncle is a real hater, but Faith meets the elderly lady next door who is a real gem.
Faith runs in to more haters at her new school except one boy is nice to her; we’ll see if he’s being genuine.
Faith is very musical towards the Lord, but her uncle is annoyed with the noise.
The uncle is very mean to Faith and upsets her and she’s still sick with grief from losing her parents and being upended.
More trouble for Faith at her new school and Faith prays.
Faith gets some good advice from a Pastor that our answers to grief are in the Bible.
Faith leaves some food for a girl who was recently kicked out of her house for being pregnant and is living in the park.
Faith finds a new Church and things are looking up in the grace of the Lord.
Faith has a date with the nice boy from school, and he has a great idea for Faith.
Things take a sudden turn for the worse when Faith’s uncle gets drunk.
I won’t give away anymore about this great in depth movie, but a must see to learn about staying grounded in your faith when life brings you the unexpected.
It’s also a movie about dealing with grief and how it’s never too late for God’s love and forgiveness.
Crossflix Thinking Like A Christian
Video Series – The Christian Worldview of Politics Part 1
What does the Bible say about Christians involvement in politics? What happens when Christians don’t participate?
1 Samuel 8:4-8
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.
7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
The theocracy of Israel was established by God, but the people wanted a human king to rule over them.
The Bible is the first book that Congress authorized printing.
The colonists of early America required members of the government to embrace Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Today, God is being kicked out of American politics much like the Israelites in the time of Samuel.
Samuel’s warning to Israel should be understood because it is a similar situation in America, today.
Samuel warned Israel that a human king would bring them calamity and not having God in the public square of America is a recipe for disaster and doom.
Famous definitions of politics involve religion and beliefs as the foundation for politics.
The righteous in Christ are not involved enough in the current political environment in America.
Christians are supposed to get their moral rights and laws from the Bible.
Both, the government and the Bible, are about rights and laws, so it is a moral duty of Christians to be involved in politics.
Christians, at a minimum, should be registered to vote and participate by voting in each election.
There are many accounts of God’s righteous being heavily involved in politics in the Bible and they should all be an example to us, today.
Read Matthew 23 and imagine what Jesus would have to say to todays US Congress.
Crossflix Thinking Like A Christian
Video Series – The Christian Worldview of Politics Part 2
Is the doctrine of “separation of Church and State” supported by either the US Constitution or the Bible? Are Pastors required to be silent in the pulpit about politics?
Before the 60s politics was common discussion in Churches because Churches deal with morality.
If freedom is lost in America there is no place to escape like our forefathers escaped oppression in Europe.
Separation of Church and State is not in the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights.
Separation of Church and State comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson, but it was never meant to be stretched into the Church should not be involved in government or that politicians shouldn’t express their faith.
Our morals have been compromised by laws created by a secular society.
1954 – The Johnson Amendment – Makes it possible to remove tax exempt status of non-profit organizations for preaching about politics, yet no non-profit has ever lost tax exempt status due to the Johnson Amendment – But Pastors are intimidated and stay silent.
Christians need to stand up in the public square without fear of persecution even if persecution happens. This is the many examples of righteous figures in the Bible.
Statistics show that those claiming to be Evangelical Christians – too many do not even vote.
In His Steps
Starring Laura Seabrook, Rebekah Cook, Ken Lawrence and Kent Cox
When a homeless man interrupts the comfortable routine of First Church of Raymond, life will never be the same for the apathetic congregation.
Convicted by the vagrant’s words the Pastor and Church members are thrust into a journey of discovering what life is like beyond ‘Christianity as usual.’
The homeless man gets up in Church and confronts the congregation that they are not true Christians because they don’t do as Christ would do and help others.
One week later, the chatter among Church members is very interesting.
The Pastor delivers an impassioned speech about the homeless man and then asks for pledges of those who really want to follow in Christ’s steps.
A small group emerges who vow to do what Jesus would do in all situations.
In trying to do what Jesus would do, the members of the small group run into the opposition of the world.
The movie covers a very interesting subject and shows how difficult it is to do what Jesus would do in all situations in our fallen world.
Starring Ernie Hudson, Kevin Sorbo, Bill McAdams Jr and Marcus M Mauldin
Family man Bill Collins is devastated by a tragic crime, creating unbearable guilt for Jake Knight who was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Bob’s brother Seth fights to help Bob reconnect with God.
Bob and Seth open an antique store in their rural community.
Snake’s father dies and Snake goes on a racist rampage against Bob and his family because the antique store used to be owned by Snake’s father until they fell on hard times.
A shocking tragedy for Bob’s family and Bob vows he is done with God for letting it happen.
Jake Knight was there when the tragedy happened and the weight of guilt is heavy on him causing his own family problems.
Bob’s grief is deep and there’s no sign of justice as the Sheriff is crooked.
Jake gets in a truck accident and he gets some much-needed help and advice from a wise friend.
There’s no sin greater than God’s forgiveness and Gallows Road explores the depths of grief and God’s solutions.
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Hi Ladies and Gents, I am a born again Christian who attends Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs, CO. I really enjoy blogging about the Lord because it helps me to improve as a Christian. I hope you find my articles helpful if you are thinking of becoming a Christian or want to be a better Christian. Blessings.