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The 15:17 to Paris

Overall I liked this movie. Even though there were a few flash-forwards of the impending attack, it was mainly contained towards the end of the movie and unfortunately included gory scenes. The beginning of the movie showed the three boys wrestling and playing war together, which foreshadowed them going into the military as young adults. They attended a Christian school but were always in trouble together, which foreshadowed their Christian faith as adults and their bonding as friends. While they were in the military, two of the friends sensed they were going to do something great but had no idea what. They were not happy with their lot in the military because of screwing up (just like when they were kids). All of this along with their military training prepared the three to subdue the terrorist on the train. It was inspiring to watch how the three friends, more than once during their European vacation together, almost decided not to go to Paris. Then, when they boarded the train to Paris, they were in the wrong car - and they headed to the right car at the perfect time to thwart the attack. This is exactly how the Lord works so we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's Him calling the shots, not us!



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Samson

This movie did not follow scripture exactly, and there was some comedy, unrealistic scenes, as well as violence throughout the whole movie. Samson knew he had a calling on his life from his conception but struggled to be the man God created him to be. He had a pet sin which distracted him from his calling. I like how he prayed for strength before going into battle every time - he didn't just assume God would favor him. This movie portrayed the pure unadulterated hatred the Philistines had for the Hebrews, and how in the end, Samson fulfilled his purpose.



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I Can Only Imagine

This is a great movie, and I just read that it is doing extremely well at the box office - yay!

There are several different scenes in this movie that revealed how the Lord works in life situations. The main character's friend, Shannon, that he met at summer camp when they were 8-10 years old, told him at summer camp that they both would get married someday. It was very funny at the time, but later in life when Bart went traveling with his band, Shannon was on the back burner in his life. She was very upset about that, and it was obvious that deep down in her heart she knew Bart was the one God set aside for her, so she waited on God. In God's timing, they were brought together again.

There was a scene in which Bart's mother was being abused by his father, and then the next day she took Bart to a Christian summer camp. It was at that summer camp that Bart met good friends and also fell in love with music. It was the music that helped him to mentally escape abuse when he returned home from summer camp to his mother moving out, and now he was left alone with his abusive father. God gives us what we need to endure this life and to glorify Him in the process. God didn't remove Bart's abusive home situation, but instead, He gave Bart the gift of music along with spiritual depth borne out of forgiving his father, the fruit of which is this song through which the Lord has touched many hearts.



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Paul the Apostle of Christ

This movie made me feel like a wimpy Christian - which is just what I needed to get me out of my comfort zone. Seeing people being killed in horrible ways for their faith in Christ was extremely sad but great examples of true faith.

Most of the scenes were filmed in dark places where the only light was from a torch or two. Priscilla and Aquilla used their wealth to take in persecuted Christians. They had sort of a Christian community which was fenced in on all sides for protection from the Romans. From the beginning to the end of the movie they agonized over the decision to stay in Rome and wait out the persecutions, or gather the people and take the risky trip to Ephesus where they would be safe from persecution. Luke came into town to meet with Paul in prison and to give money collected from the faithful in Jerusalem for the needs of the faithful at the Christian community in Rome. They asked Luke to ask their leader Paul what to do. Paul said only God can lead them in this decision. Pauls response was especially meaningful to me. I believe that there are no formulas in this life, and that the answer for a set of circumstances for one person will be completely different from the answer for a set of the same circumstances for another, because God is doing something different in both sets of circumstances.

There was another scene meaningful to me in which part of the Christian community in Rome got together and was planning a revolt. They killed guards and went to the prison to free Paul and Luke. Paul asked, "Under whose authority are you freeing us?" The leader of the revolt said "God's authority," but Paul knew that it was God's plan that he be put to death during this prison sentence, so both he and Luke stayed in the cell. Wow - to stay in a horrible situation that was to lead to a certain death by beheading because that was God's plan - just another example of true faith.

There was a scene where the daughter of the Roman guard in charge of the prison was dying. He discovered that Luke was a physician and asked him to help his daughter after his own doctor told him nothing else could be done for her. Luke performed a painful procedure through which the Lord healed her. Afterwards the Roman guard allowed Paul to walk with him in his garden and told Paul that just because his daughter was healed by a Christian doesn't mean that he will convert to Christianity and it doesn't change anything about Paul's impending death by beheading. Then Paul gave him a beautiful description of what it means to be in the kingdom of God. He said when we go to the ocean and scoop up water in our hands, the water eventually flows out of our hands. Most people are concerned with retaining the water in their hands, but those in the kingdom of God retain the rest of the ocean.



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