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Snow White And The Huntsman (4 of 4)
Series: In The Movies
Pastor Miles delivered today’s message with parallel scenes from the movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.
One of the places Pastor Miles loves to minister most is in prisons, sharing the love of Christ where people are at their lowest. But as powerful as that ministry experience is, prison is a nasty place, full of the consequences of all kinds of sin.
In Mark 7:18b-23, Jesus explains the source of that wickedness: our hearts.
“Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
God knows our hearts intimately, and therein lies our problem: we can’t hide our sin from Him! All our behaviors are motivated by our hearts.
God knows our hearts intimately, and therein lies our problem: we can’t hide our sin from Him! All our behaviors are motivated by our hearts. In Snow White and the Huntsman, the witch thought she could achieve eternity if only she could obtain Snow White’s heart, but actually, what she needed was the same thing you and I need: God’s heart.
A Heart of Stone to a Heart of Flesh
Hillary shared a testimony about her life as a high school student. She reflected that she was self-absorbed and manipulative, gossiping about and hurting people by whom she felt threatened. In an aim to be accepted and popular, she deflected any negative attention off of herself and onto others, even to the point of purposely creating conflict between friends. At the time, she felt p ...
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