On my recent plane trip to Australia, I had an opportunity to view about 15 movies. As I viewed the movies, I began to ponder some of the stories that were presented. I marveled at how many of these movies were based upon deep religious themes, many of them Christian. And then, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart. Why not organize a movie ministry fellowship in our church? It could focus upon movies, both secular and Christian. After viewing the movie, we could embark upon a short study that would examine the Biblical basis for the plots. A few meetings and emails after I returned led to PVBC starting a new fellowship group. It is a Christian movie ministry dubbed “See and Believe.”
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus ' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed.
John 20:6-8 (ESV)
The Greek word for the first "saw" is theorao which means to be a spectator, from which our word theater is derived. The second "saw" in verse 8 is the Greek word horao, which means to discern clearly or to perceive. Thus, when both Peter and John saw the empty tomb, they saw and believed!
I pray that God will bless this ministry and use it to encourage both believer and seeker alike. I pray that as we view these movies, the Holy Spirit would quicken minds and hearts to dig deeper into the Bible to understand the eternal truths of life.
See and believe!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.