NEW CASTLE — SPOILER ALERT: In the movie, good finds a way to overcome evil. Sounds like a chance to talk about our good stuff, too ...
•God didn’t just make you, he made you to be special and to do wonderful things = Ephesians 2:10
God created you as His masterpiece and has gifted each of you in a unique way. Maybe you can’t fly, or toss a bus across a city street, but you have incredible power inside of you.
It is meant to be used for good.
•God prepared these works in advance for us to do. = Ephesians 2:10
You will succeed. Guaranteed. God has already created the film, he’s written the screenplay, and he’s directing all the actors.
He’s cast Jesus as the star and He wants you all to play a major role.
Your name is in lights. The credits have already rolled. It is finished.
•You have battle gear = Ephesians 6:10-18
Like Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow, you’ve all got your own superhero uniform, but it does nothing if you don’t put it on each morning.
Dress for success — and be ready to take on anything.
•And, finally, you were made to be part of a team. = Galatians 6:2, Romans 12:3-8
We’ve been created to help save the world. And we’re meant to team up with other believers in this venture.
In the film, the superheroes can’t accomplish anything until they finally set aside their petty differences, pride and self-sufficiency for a much greater purpose. They learn to rely on each other’s unique strengths and help each other overcome their weaknesses.
In one scene, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., describes the Avengers initiative like this: “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so that when we needed them, they could fight the battles we never could.”
So, are you in? Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?
Or will you just sit and watch as the guys and girls in the movie have all the fun.
We’ve got lots of work to do.