I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a computer game in my house. I was playing Space Invaders before I was enrolled in pre-school. I engaged in passionate Nintendo vs Sega debates with my friends. I even watched the Super Mario Bros movie in cinemas and lived to tell the tale. As soon as I heard about Wreck-It Ralph, my response was “shut up and take my money”. Sure, me and Disney haven’t always been on the best of terms. We’ve had our differences in the past. But if the animated film Wreck-It Ralph is any indication of where Disney is headed, then all is forgiven. Because this movie hits me in all the right spots and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
What’s the difference between a temptation and a trial? Why is God making me go through these things? What is the point of trials? This sermon looks at these issues in “Trials and Temptations”
Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on the 2nd of December, 2012.
What kind of loser thinks that it would be a good idea to put on a costume and fight crime? Meet Dave. He’s the main character of Kick-Ass and he’s a loser. He’s not a top student, he’s not on any sport teams, and girls think he is below their notice. Here’s a guy looking for something to give his life meaning. So inspired by his comic book heroes, he orders a wetsuit and mask off the internet and begins his career as a costumed crime fighter.
This is a very bad idea.
Temptation is cool these days. You didn’t realise that? Sure it is. Every second ad on TV wants you to give into temptation. Giving into temptation is what all the cool kids do. Temptation leads to all the fun stuff our parents told us not to do. So, what’s your temptation?
I have to fess up. I haven’t read all of the Narnia books. I’ve read the first three, so I haven’t actually got round to Prince Caspian yet. It’s sitting on my book shelf, so I will one of these days… But I have seen the movie! So while I can’t tell you what the differences are between the book and movie, I can tell you how much I enjoyed the movie.