I learned an interesting fact yesterday. The film, "War Room" was made for about 3 million dollars. At the box office it earned 73 million dollars!
And you wonder why there is such a rash of faith-based films being released in theaters these days.
Christianity, is some ways, is the Rodney Dangerfield of religions. Remember Rodney's refrain as he did stand-up comedy? "I don't get no respect!"
Well, Hollywood is giving Christians some respect. This spring we've seen a number of faith-based films in the theaters, led by the strong box office showing of "Risen." Coming up next is "God's Not Dead 2."
"War Room" is the most successful in a long line of films written, produced and directed by the Kendrick brothers.
The film seemed to ask viewers, "What is your plan or strategy for daily relying on the Lord for faith, strength and hope?"
This Sunday, we'll start a study on the subject of prayer, using the "War Room" film as a guide of sorts. We'll watch portions of the movie and then look for Biblical applications to what we've watched.
The goal is two fold - first, encourage those who have a plan for daily Bible reading and prayer to keep it going. Second, help those who lack such a plan to find a way each day into their war room to listen to God speak from His Holy Word and then to speak back to God in prayer.
I'm expecting a large crowd. Seems like there's a lot of interest from folks I've talked with at church.
We'll have room for you to attend. Join us at 9:20 am!