The Cinema (4 of 4) by Kerry Shook

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The Cinema (4 of 4)
Series: ReINVENTing LIFE - Accomplish More by Doing Less
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• 1 Cor. 13:13 (NIV)

1. LOVE IS AN ACTION MOVIE

• 1 Cor. 13:4-6 (NIV)

2. LOVE IS AN ADVENTURE MOVIE

• 1 Cor. 13:12b (LB)

• 1 Cor. 13:11 (NIV)

• I love you if

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My wife, Chris, and I just love to go to the movies and just sit back and relax and forget about everything that's going on in our lives and get a big tub of buttery, high-fattening popcorn and eat it until we get sick. I don't know about you, but that's great to us. We love that. I don't know what it is about this stuff, but you just can't stop eating it. Have you noticed that? I love popcorn. The other day I went to the movies and I thought, I'm not going to eat too much popcorn because I always make myself sick eating too much buttery popcorn, so I'm just going to eat a little bit. I'm going to pace myself. I'd eaten about half of the tub before the previews were finished. When the movie started I went ahead and sat it over here on the empty seat next to me thinking I'll never touch it if it's over here. I'll just get it out of my way, I won't be holding it. But then about five minutes later as I was watching the movie and it got a little suspenseful I realized I was eating popcorn again. I didn't even know I had done that so I literally got up and I put it three seats over which was an empty seat and I said no more of that unhealthy stuff I'm going to eat some raisinnettes now. It's good for me. Later I went to the restroom and on the way back I didn't even realize I had picked up the popcorn again and I was sitting down eating the popcorn again. I mean there is something about buttery popcorn that just draws me to it like a magnet and I just stuff myself with this. It reminds me of the way a lot of people live their lives. They stuff their schedule full of activities that take the meaning right out of life. There is a big difference between a full schedule and a fulfilling schedule. That's why we are in this series that I'm calling ReINVENTing LIFE where we are taking some of the great inventions of the past and we are using them to creatively talk about principles from God's Word that power our lives. Today we're talking about The Cinema. We are using the invention of the Cinema - motion pictures to talk about how to produce a love that lasts. This week as I was thinking about the message I started thinking about some of the great movies, the romantic movies of the past. Some of the great love stories in the Cinema. Then I thought about my marriage to Chris and how really our marriage is one of the greatest loves stories, I believe, that needs to be told. I thought what it would be like if Chris and I actually starred in some of those great love stories from the past.
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