Monday, April 23, 2012

The Lamp - An Exciting Faith Movie

My Church is currently going through a sermon series on the book of Ecclesiastes. Some of the remarkable statements of the book are the phrases:
  • "... Everything is meaningless!" (Eccl 1:2b)
  • "... there is nothing new under the sun." (Eccl 1:9)
  • "Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun." (Eccl 2:11)
If we can ask for anything that we want, what will we ask for?

"You can have anything you want in your life, including happiness, and I am about to tell you the secret of how to get it."

I preached yesterday on Eccl 1 and 2 on: "Human Wisdom: A Chasing After the Wind." In it, my main point is that all human wisdom is ultimately a chasing after the wind. As long as we try to accumulate things for ourselves, getting and grabbing stuff and ideas on the earthly world, we will eventually come to a dead end: Meaninglessness.

If there is anything on earth that we can ask, what will we be asking for? Will it be an extension of our life? Will it be a million dollars before it gets all used up? Will it be a material gain that will finally perish? Will it be a relationship that ends eventually in death? What will it take to remind us again that things on this earth have only one destination: meaninglessness?

If that is the case, should we not pay more attention to what Paul writes?

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." (Col 3:2)

I am excited about this upcoming movie. It speaks of the deepest human desire that cannot be met by material things or earthly concerns. There is something better. It points to Someone even better.

See the clip here or below.

Great movie for the family!


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