Bethesda Movie Club
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WALL STREET | September 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom
The Bethesda Movie Club resumes with a discussion of Luke 16:1-13: You Cannot Serve both God and Mammon on September 13. Jesus’ parable shows a steward who was wise according to the world where greed is good. We will pair this scripture with the movie WALL STREET (1987): A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME | September 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom
The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 16:19-31: Heaven and Hell on September 20. In the parable about the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus says that we ourselves determine our future – heaven or hell – by how we live our lives on earth. We will pair this scripture with the movie WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998): Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.
LEAP OF FAITH | September 27 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom
The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 17:5-10: Help My Unbelief on September 27. Jesus reminds us that faith is a privileged, humble service. We will pair this scripture with the movie LEAP OF FAITH (1992): Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting ‘miracles’ with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage.
PHILADELPHIA | October 4 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom
The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 17:11-19: Have Pity on Us on October 4. Lepers were outcasts in both Old Testament times and in the time of Jesus. We will pair this scripture with the movie PHILADELPHIA (1993): Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.