If you’ve ever seen the Mission: Impossible movie series, you know that the title of this series really captures the types of challenges the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) confronts. From intense undercover missions to dangerous car chases to life-threatening feats, the IMF spies face situations that seem improbable, insurmountable, inconceivable and overall…impossible.
Now we know that the Mission: Impossible movies hardly represent challenges we face in everyday life, but how often do the challenges in your life seem impossible?
Just as the IMF finds a way, you can remember that with Jesus, we can always find a way to overcome the impossible. And Jesus tells us that to achieve the impossible, we just need to have faith.
“‘You don’t have enough faith,’ Jesus told them. ‘I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.’” (Matthew 17:20)
This weekend at Alive Church, we explored this and other biblical truths about life’s impossible situations while watching clips from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in part one of our At The Movies series. In this series, we talk about how some of our favorite movies can teach us more about Jesus.
Staying alert against the enemy (see 1 Peter 5:8-9); stepping out in faith when we’re being tested (see James 1:3-4); and strengthening our relationships with others so we don’t have to face our difficulties alone (see Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) were some of the key takeaways from this weekend’s talk.
If you haven’t been to Alive Church’s At The Movies series, I encourage you to check it out each weekend through the end of July, where we’ll be sharing more biblical truths found in blockbuster movies. Keep in mind that we cannot archive our talks during At The Movies because of copyright laws. So, join us on campus or online Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 9:30 am or 11 am.
Also, if you haven’t seen Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and like action movies, I highly recommend it! I also challenge you to find the biblical connections and see how this movie can help you remember that in Christ, nothing is impossible.