WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?

The average person, according to statista, watches just over four hours of TV a day, which roughly equals 28 hours a week, 1,456 hours a year. Now don’t tune out just yet. This isn’t an anti-television post. It’s quite the opposite. You see, we are in a series called At The Movies, which takes a look at movies, and this year, due to the lack of theater trips, some of the tremendous binge-worthy content we all consumed over the past year. Biblical principles are then applied to correlate with the theme or themes present throughout that movie or series. No surprise, it’s one of the most anticipated and beloved series we have at RLC – Easter, Christmas, At The Movies! (For more information on At the Movies click here)

But this series got us thinking, with all the TV, Netflix and movies we consume, are there any shows you’ve been able to do the same with. Catch a theme and relate it to the Bible in any way, or maybe it just shaped your perception on a topic? Or just gave you some good advice that you have always taken with you? Let us know, and we will pick a few of your comments to highlight right here and give people something to watch.

When watching the show or movie, did you pick up a life lesson, or maybe you related what you saw to something you heard in church or read in the Bible? Whatever it is you know it had an impact on the way you see things. Let us know!
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The Chosen

If you’re looking for something to watch, might we recommend The Chosen, a great series on the life of Jesus. This is not affiliated with Real Life Church. We just believe it’s an excellent series to take a look at it. You can watch for free or find more information on this series here.

Real Life Church does not agree with every part of the movies or shows mentioned below in their entirety and encourages you to use your own discretion when considering viewing any of the shows or movies mentioned.

12 MIGHTY ORPHANS

Being someone that works with foster youth this was right up my ally. Being able to see someone not just have a heart for orphans (or any cause) but to actually, against the odds, take action to fill a gap and bring healing, purpose, self esteem, success, and love to those less fortunate, is truly inspiring. -Submitted by Debie Kimball

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father
means caring for orphans and widows in their distress
and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
– James 1:27

INDIAN HORSE

The Indian Residential Schools throughout Canada and the United States committed awful atrocities to the Indigenous peoples whose land we stand on right now. The movie solidified for me a resolve to be better and do better. That I will never use my faith to impart control on another’s life. That children deserve to know the language of their grandparents. – Submitted by Catie Consolo

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES 

I watched it with my granddaughter. We saw how God works through people. How people start to believe. How good will make a bad person believe and do good. – Submitted by Debra Long

FATHERHOOD

That it’s not the size of the mountain, but the size of faith and strength that GOD put in us all. – Submitted by Patricia/ Jaunty Woods

THE FRESH PRINCE

Something about 90’s sitcoms does it for me, I love the Fresh Prince, and I can remember a scene when Will was disappointed in his biological father, wondering why he is unwanted and Uncle Phil wraps him in his arms. The moment was awesome, and reminded me of the way Jesus treats us, wraps us in his arms even when we feel unwanted – Submitted by Donté

CLARKSON’S FARM

This may not be a show for everyone, but I love cars, and one of my favorite car people launched a show on Amazon called Clarkson’s Farm, where he tries to run a farm from “scratch”. 1. learned that farming is not easy and I have a whole new level of respect for farming 2. learned at times, you have to give up control and pray for the best. – Submitted by Carlos

THE CHOSEN

I love love love The Chosen! I heard Rusty mention it once and started watching after downloading the Chosen app, and I can say it actually makes me want to read my Bible more! – Submitted by Ashley

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