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A Beautiful Mind (03 at 5) -  
Video Clip: A Beautiful Mind, PG-13, 2002, Universal

Main Point: When things are going well, when we are blessed, or when we make accomplishments, we must remember to give God the credit that is due.

Attention Grabber: Movie – A Beautiful Mind
This movie is based on a true story about a man named John Nash, a complete mathematical genius known for his theories on balance.  His genius takes him to being entangled in a mysterious conspiracy, one that only the love between him and his wife can free him from.  The movie is an

Gridiron Gang, The (CHANGE) (01 at 4) -  
Main Point: Our Faith in God Starts a Change in Us

Attention Grabber:  Movie – The Gridiron Gang Clip
Every once in a while a film is released that reminds youth workers that we can make a difference: Coach Carter, Stand and Deliver, Renaissance Man… this is one of those films.  If you haven’t seen it, stop by the video store tonight and pick it up.

Gridiron Gang, The (FRIENDS) (01 at 6) - The movie is about a counselor in a juvenile detention center who wants to give kids a second chance. He starts a football team to teach them discipline, teamwork and accepting criticism.

Gridiron Gang, The (01 at 4) - Main Point: Forgiveness frees us to move on. Attention Grabber: Movie – The Gridiron Gang Clip Every once in a while a film is released that reminds youth workers that we can make a difference:

Thirteen - the movie (11 at 12) - Many of us who work in youth ministry have heard the hype about the 2003 movie "Thirteen," now on video and DVD. Newspapers reviewed it as "a wake up call to parents today." The buzz on the street was that this was the movie for moms and teenage daughters to see together and discuss.

Cheaper by the Dozen Movie (11 at 12) - Topic: Comfort Theme: God never promised that we’d be “comfortable.” Scripture: Luke 9:57-62 Clip Location: 17:00 through 18:15 (DVD Chapter: 5) Preview All Clips
  Synopsis: The family doesn’t want to move from their home in Midland.

Master and Commander Movie Clip (11 at 12) - Topic: Stumbling blocks
Theme: We must rid our lives of spiritual stumbling blocks.
Scripture: Matthew 18:7-9
Clip Location: 21:15 through 22:45 (DVD Chapter: 8) Preview All Clips
Synopsis: Midshipman Blakeney is extremely ill, and his only chance for recovery rests in amputating his infected arm.

The Return of the King (11 at 12) - DISCUSSION STARTERS FROM ...
"The Return of the King" is the third film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film continues its legacy with a classic storyline, powerful performances and fantastic action sequences.

Anger - Waterboy Movie Clip (11 at 12) - Main Point: Can we redirect anger into something good?

Attention Grabber: Movie - The Waterboy, 1998 (Adam Sandler), PG-13 (for language and crude sexual humor - though neither are in these scenes).

In this movie the weakling water boy becomes the star of the football team, popular, and gets the girl in the end, all as a result of tapping into the anger within him and living it out on and off the field.

Saved - movie review (11 at 12) - The tagline for this film is “Heaven Help Us!”  I agree . . . but I’m not sure the film does.

I don’t think the creators of “Saved” intended to poke fun at Christianity .

Radio PG 2003 (Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris) (11 at 12) - Plot Outline: The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

Radio contains a few good scenes for discussions on accepting others different from us, compassion, priorities, humility vs.

The Last Samurai (11 at 12) - Theme: God deserves our reverence and awe.
Scripture: Daniel 7:9-10
Clip Location: 12:45 through 13:15 (DVD Chapter: 4) Preview All Clips
Synopsis: Graham explains to Algren and Bagley the rituals and protocol involved in meeting the Emperor of Japan, all of which must be observed to show him proper respect. Gospel Filter: …Inject some reverence into your youth ministry’s relationship with God, not to strike terror into the hearts of your young people, but to encourage the proper amount of honor and respect due the Almighty God of the universe.

Miracle (11 at 12) - Main Point: God is looking for "the right players." Our world tends to look at outward appearance- God looks at the heart. He cares about WHO we are, more than how good looking, talented, rich or famous we are.

Opener: Movie Clip - Miracle (Walt Disney) 2004, PG (Kurt Russell)

Plot Outline: Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S.

Kingdom of Heaven (11 at 12) - Let’s face it . . . there is nothing politically correct about the Crusades.  So Kingdom of Heaven took on a daunting task: Try to salvage a hero out of the story of the Crusades.  And from which side?

During the 12th century Crusades, the Christians controlled Jerusalem, and the Muslims wanted it back.  Balian of Ibelin (Orlando Bloom), a young “Christian” blacksmith who had just lost his wife and child, follows his father (Liam Neeson) to war to defend Jerusalem, hoping to earn forgiveness for himself and his wife who was “doomed to

Kicking & Screaming (11 at 12) - Kicking and Screaming is Happy Gilmore  meets The Bad News Bears.

Will Ferrell was hilarious.  Nothing intellectual . . . just the typical goofy “Ferrellesque” antics that have elevated his popularity to the “box office draw” he’s become in the last few years.  Whether getting hit in the head with a ball or screaming when he grabs something hot, somehow Farrell does it.  I found myself laughing .

Confessions: Usher (11 at 12) - Background/summary: This song/video is from 25-year-old R&B superstar Usher's latest album Confessions. The much-anticipated album is his first release in three years, and it's tearing up the charts on radio and MTV.     Discover: What is the message/worldview?   This song highlights a man's struggle with confessing to his girlfriend that he has cheated on her and conceived a child with another woman.

Da Vinci Code (11 at 12) - OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (PD) — Pastor Jerry Johnston describes the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie, starring Hollywood star Tom Hanks and set to premiere May 19, as the biggest attack on the Christian faith this year. "Nothing will come remotely close to it," said Johnston, who pastors the 5,000-member First Family Church in Overland Park, Kan., an affluent suburb of Kansas City. To prepare his congregation for the movie's release, Johnston designed a series of sermons titled A Christian's Response to the Da Vinci Code: All the Fallacies Exposed, starting in March.

Fantasic Four (11 at 12) - This DVD will be a great discussion starter for new year's resolutions, self-image, or self-control.   Synopsis: Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), and Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) undergo DNA-altering transformations when their space station travels through a cosmic radiation storm.

Nacho Libre (11 at 12) - Humble monk Ignacio (Jack Black) dreams of the recognition and fame heaped upon the luchadors—the masked wrestlers of Mexico. He embarks on a wrestling odyssey as Nacho, fighting in the ring to bring fresh food to the orphans he serves while possibly winning the heart of beautiful Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera).

Ocean’s Eleven (11 at 12) -
MAIN POINT:  When we think no one is looking, we often discover the true desires of our heart.

INTRO TO THE DISCUSSION:  Dwight L. Moody defines our character as “WHO WE ARE IN THE DARK.”  Some of us live very different lives when certain people are watching.  We might look very good on the surface, but under the surface, we have something to hide.  It’s these areas of our life that we are holding onto that come out when we think no is looking and we discover the true desire of our heart.

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