God on Film

4 Sermons | August 6-27, 2023

What can blockbuster films teach us about faith? In our new "God on Film" series, we'll find that movies can teach us a lot. Together we'll explore lessons about Christianity found in everything from animated adventures to Academy Award winners.


Join us as we look at cinema through the lens of Scripture to see what films can teach us about our faith. 

Sermon 1

Not So Super, Mario

August 6, 2023

The new Super Mario Bros. movie reminds us that there are times when we mess up and make mistakes, and don't feel super about ourselves. So we end up wondering if God could love someone like us.


But despite our imperfections, God's love for us never wavers. No matter how many times we mess up or how unworthy we feel, we are precious in God’s eyes.

Sermon 2

Go the Distance

August 13, 2023

When Rocky Balboa stepped in the ring with Apollo Creeds nobody thought he would last longer than three rounds. But in spite of the odds, Rocky believed in himself. He put his faith in himself into action, and did what no one had ever done before.


As followers of Jesus, we are called to put our faith into action as well, trusting that God can help us no matter what challenges we may face.

Sermon 3

The Rich Stuff

August 20, 2023

What does it mean to be rich? Is it about having so much money in your bank account? Or earning so much money every year? For the Goonies, being rich means having enough money to keep developers from destroying a neighborhood.


But, as the movie plays out, the Goonies realize something we all need to learn. Money doesn't make you rich...love does.

Sermon 4

This Is Heavy

August 27, 2023

When we think about the future, there are a lot of things that we could worry about. We can worry about problems we'll face, people we'll have to deal with, or our performance at school or work. And all of these worries can feel "heavy," as Marty McFly might put it.


But, in this sermon, we'll be reminded that Jesus tells us not to worry because God is always with us no matter what the future may hold.

What can blockbuster films teach us about our faith? We'll find out in our "God on Film" sermon series at Melbourne Heights.