At The Movies – Radio

(Message 2) “At The Movies” is about connecting our favorite films with faith. This message follows the story of James Robert “Radio” Kennedy. Based on a true story, clips from this movie will inspire you and encourage you to love others. #GCAtTheMovies

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If you attend Generations and were unable to join us onsite to watch this message, we can provide a password-protected link to the video for a limited time. Please email: atthemovies@generationschurch.com

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If you attend Generations and were unable to join us onsite to watch this message, we can provide a password-protected link to the video for a limited time. Please email: atthemovies@generationschurch.com

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Key Scripture:

Galatians 6:7-10 (NLT)

7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.

1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT)

7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Psalm 139:13–14 (NLT)

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body 

      and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 

    14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! 

      Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

Mark 12:30–31 (NLT)

30 And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Luke 10:29-37 (NLT)

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What are your top 2 or 3 goals for our small group this semester? How do you think we can best support each other in achieving those?

Start sharing. These questions are to help get your group thinking and to create openness.

  • Reflect on the movie clip where Coach Jones rescues Radio from the team’s mistreatment. Was there a time when you stepped in to defend or help someone in need? How did it make you feel, and what was the outcome?
  • Read Galatians 6:7-10. What’s Paul’s message here? How have you witnessed this principle in action in your life or the lives of others? Do you think this more often results in positive or negative consequences based on someone’s actions?
  • Read 1 Samuel 16:7. What was the context of this verse? Share a story from your life where you or someone you know misjudged someone based on their outward appearance, only to realize later that you were wrong.
  • Discuss the scene where Coach Jones invites Radio into his life, provides him with food, and comforts him. How can we practice hospitality and care for those in need in our own community or church?
  • Read Psalm 139:13-14. Share your thoughts on the idea that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made by God. How can we better appreciate the uniqueness of each person we encounter?
  • One key lesson from the movie and Clay’s message is treating others as we would want to be treated. Are there specific actions or changes you feel inspired to make in your interactions with others after hearing this message? (Ref Mark 12:30-31 and Luke 10:29-37)

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Write down your goals for your participation in this Small Group for this semester. And include a practice or discipline that will best help you to achieve those goals.

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

  • Pray that you and each member of your Small Group are receptive and open-hearted to the Holy Spirit, and that all of you are able to grow in the Spirit, taking your next steps alongside each other.

Start digging. For further study.

Speaker

Clay Weed

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