a short film about life, death & love of a savior. If you liked the video or found it useful, please share it with others. http://FallingPlates.com ©Cru 2012 Written, Shot, and Edited by Strong Films (http://strongfilms.org) Music by La Liberte (http://lalibertemusic.com/) Strategy and Produced by Howard Crutsinger (http://twitter.com/howardcrut) MAIN SITE: "continue the conversation": http://www.fallingplates.com/ FACEBOOK FallingPlates: http://bit.ly/FPonFBK TWITTER: http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesOnTwitter ---------- Need to get right with God? Be Forgiven. (It is not required for you to pray the following words in order for you to be forgiven -- all that is needed is faith in Jesus. But this PRAYER can be a helpful guide for what to pray.) Jesus -- I believe that you love me. Throughout my life I've sinned, I've hurt people, I've lied, I've cheated, stolen... I'm sorry. Jesus, I believe that you are God. I believe that you came to Earth in the form of man you experienced the same things as me and yet you never sinned. I believe that You became human, not to judge me, but to save me. Even though you are Loving, You are Holy. You can't ignore my sin. The payment of death is required. I believe You sacrificed your sinless life for all of my sins. You were nailed to a cross made of wood, and You died, in my place, for my sin. And I believe that after being dead for 3 days, You rose from the dead -- You came back to life. Jesus, I believe You are alive. And now you offer me that same Life. Please forgive my sins. Take all of them, help me to give them to You. I can't pay the debt. I know You can. I ask for Your Holy Spirit to make a home within me. Please, talk to me -- let me know You personally. Please bring me back to life. Amen. ---------- RESPONSE CARD to share where you are in your spiritual journey & get your NEXT STEP to further your relationship with Jesus: https://www.fallingplates.com/en/#!/q/f?referer=yt-enDesc ---------- Read Jesus' Words. Jesus is the Word made flesh. Read the Bible. He will bring it to life for you. https://www.youversion.com/bible/59/jhn.1.esv ---------- Find A Community & Be Discipled. It's important to have other Jesus followers around You. Together, we become the body of Christ. (Just make sure the church you choose believes that Jesus literally lived, died, and came back to life.) Pray for God to lead you to the right community. https://www.google.com/search?q=churches+near+me ---------- 6 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. How does it make you feel to know God made you and loves you? Script: "You. Look at your eyes. Look at them. Speckled. Colorful. Each one unique. And I created every one of them. I created -- everything. The universe. And you. I gave you your personality. I made you pure. Complex. And every day I give you life. I love you." 2. How does it change the way you see your own sin hearing it described as "Cheating on God" or "Not trusting God" or "Cutting yourself off from God"? Script: "But something happened. You cheated on me. You didn't trust me. You sinned. You cut yourself off from me. And although you're still alive... you are slowly dying." 3. What things have you tried in order to fill void that the video talks about? Script: "So you looked for other things... To fill the void. But nothing works. It just kills you faster. And it separates us more and more... What are you searching for?" 4. How does it affect your view of Jesus by hearing He doesn't want you to die, He took on your sins, and traded His life for yours? Script: "I don't want you to die. I created you. Not to be destroyed. But to know me. So I became one of you. A fragile creation. I was tempted. But I never sinned. I came to save you. You have so many sins. And they have a cost. Someone has to die. You -- or Me. So I took on your sin. And traded in my life for yours. And I died, in your place. Because I love you." 5. Where are you on the journey of following Jesus? Script: "Then -- I rose from the dead. I am the Way. The Truth. And the Life. I am Jesus. I'm not here to condemn you. I came to bring you back to life. Rely on me. I will forgive you. And give you eternal life. I love you. And I did all of this, to have a relationship, with you. Will you follow me?" 6. Visit the website to receive your FREE resource to help you take your next right step in your journey: https://www.fallingplates.com/en/#!/q/f?referer=yt-enDesc ---------- FACEBOOK CruGlobal: http://www.facebook.com/CruGlobal FACEBOOK FallingPlates: http://bit.ly/FPonFBK TWITTER: http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesOnTwitter SUBSCRIBE: to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/SubscribeCruGlobal TRANSLATION requests for this video -OR- PERMISSION request to show this video in your meetings: (firstname.lastname@example.org) a visual Gospel presentation #FallingPlates or "Falling Plates" was Released 12/12/12 at 12:12:12 am.
You Lost Me by David Kinnaman
Is the church losing the next generation? Millions of young Christians are disconnecting from church as they transition into adulthood. They're real people, not just statistics. And each one has a story to tell. "I knew from church that I couldn't believe in both science and God, so that was it. I didn't believe in God anymore."--Mike "When I write a song that's not used in a way that every Christian agrees on, I get hammered. What am I supposed to be using my talents for?"--Sam "I felt like I had been punched in the stomach . . . I remember thinking on the way home, My non-Christian friends would never do that to me."--Sarah "It just feels like the church's teaching on sexuality is behind the times."--Dennis Now the bestselling coauthor of unChristian reveals the long-awaited results of a new nationwide study of 18- to 29-year-olds with a Christian background. Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community, renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation--and find out how you can join in. Based on new research conducted by the Barna Group, You Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live "in but not of" the world--to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change. This wide-ranging study debunks persistent myths about young dropouts and examines the likely consequences for young adults and for the church if we maintain the status quo. The faith journeys of the next generation are a challenge to the established church, but they can also be a source of hope for the community of faith. Kinnaman, with the help of contributors from across the Christian spectrum, offers ideas for pastors, youth leaders, parents, and educators to pass on a vibrant, lasting faith, and ideas for young adults to find themselves in wholehearted pursuit of Christ. Includes ideas for passing on a flourishing, deep-rooted faith from: Jon Acuff Francis Chan Shane Claiborne Kenda Creasy Dean Joshua DuBois Donna Freitas Steven Garber Sara Groves Gabe Lyons Sean McDowell Scot McKnight Jedd Medefind Britt Merrick Walt Mueller John Ortberg Charlie Peacock Kara Powell Mark Regnerus Richard Stearns John Stonestreet And many more
The Story Film
The Story presents the amazing account of God's creation, man's disobedience, God's rescue plan, and ultimately the total restoration of His creation. Learn more at https://TheStoryFilm.com where you can share and see metrics of your outreach around the world. Presented by: http://SpreadTruth.com Script Written by: Erin Straza Sound Design: Wesley Slover Voice Over: Robert Ricotta Audio Engineer: Scott Frankfurt Original Music by: Grant Fonda Animation Director: Phil Borst Produced by: Josh Jeffrey