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Day 4: “Christian Entertainment In The Church”

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This “tough” message by A. W. Tozer speaks about how entertainment in the church is not beneficial to Christians nor pleasing to God. If you are wondering how Christian Rock could possibly be bad, watch the video and answer this question honestly: Does this type of music uplift God or does it uplift me?

“Dealing With The Roots Of Anger”, Bob Philipps

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Are you still struggling with anger? Here’s an exciting message on how to get rid of this negative emotion. Come up higher to where victory is!

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Too heavenly-minded?

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Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

Colossians 1:3-6   We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—

The Heavenly-Minded and the Worldly-Minded

heavenThe problem with the church today is not that there are too many people who are passionately in love with heaven. Name three! The problem is not that professing Christians are retreating from the world, spending half their days reading Scripture and the other half singing about their pleasures in God all the while indifferent to the needs of the world. The problem is that…

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Day 5: The Gospel Twisted In Movies

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“The Gospel Twisted in Movies”

If you joined me last month when we were fasting from video games, you have discovered that certain video games undermine the Gospel and the character of Jesus Christ in ways that would be considered sacrilegious and blasphemous. Sadly, Hollywood has made some movies that do the exact same thing.

I found this passage from the book, ” The New World Order”, by Russell Burrill and I would like to share it with you.

“Some of the most beloved and popular films of our day undermine basic Christianity with New Age thinking. The popular ‘Star Wars’ films took the basic Bible story of the controversy between good and evil and relegated it to intergalactic space. Instead of ‘God be with you’, people now said ‘the force be with you.’ Insidiously, the force had replaced God. Even one of the most popular films of all time, ‘E.T.’, undermined basic Christianity by substituting E.T. for Christ. For example, in the closing scenes of the film, E.T. dies, is clothed in a white linen shroud, is resurrected, and ascends into the heavens as those who found him look on. Those scenes bear unmistakable references to the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. In the minds of many Americans, E.T. and the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ have replaced Christ and the Christian heaven.”

The New Word Order, Russell Burrill, pg. 149, Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 by Seminars Unlimited, Second Printing April 1993, Printed in the United States of America by the Review and Herald Publishing Association

If you would like more information on how movies distort the messages of the Bible please check out “Battlefield Hollywood” by Little Light Studios. These videos are really good on this subject.

Day 5: Message About Video Games

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Here’s a message presented by a powerful preacher of today with his wife on the subject of video games. Before we watch this video I think we should pray first and ask God to open our minds to the truths He longs to teach us through it.

Dear Father in Heaven,

Thank you that You are with us through this week of fasting from video games. Thank you for the lessons You have taught us so far regarding this electronic device that has been created to divert our attention away from You and Your Word. Please free us from this worldly desire so that we may leave this week as better Christians, who love You God more than the controllable characters on the screen. We ask that the Holy Spirit will open our minds as we listen to this short message about video games and that we will prayerfully consider the things that the speaker will bring to our attention.

We ask all things in Jesus’ Name,

Amen