Take a lighthearted look at one of the more difficult issues in our faith: stewardship—how we use the resources we've been given. Four passages from Christ's teaching about the relationship between giving and God (The Parable of the Barns, The Parable of the Shrewd Manager, The Parable of the Talents, The Rich Young Ruler), as well as Paul's thoughts on the beauty of giving (2 Corinthians 9) are reviewed. These biblical passages are paralleled by a comedy about a dysfunctional family's struggles with their unending wealth and ever-elusive happiness. LIQUID is a DVD Curriculum that presents five, 10-minute, true-to-life stories of characters in our world—the real world—with problems and struggles that mirror those found in Bible stories. This companion guide to the DVD is designed for you and your small group to reflect on and discuss how the Bible is as relevant to your life today as it was when it was written. A Leader's Guide is included in the back of the Participant's Guide.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 6.50 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1418533556 ISBN-13: 9781418533557 Availability: In Stock Series:Liquid
Money isnt everything... If you think you have ever had issues with money, you should meet the Penders. Money is a part of all our lives, but to this California family, money is everything. Their outrageous view of money provides an amusing yet insightful reflection on struggles we all face in our consumer-driver culture. Money Talks takes a lighthearted but important look at one of the more difficult issues of our faith: stewardship.
John Ward is a filmmaker who at 36 has over twenty years of experience. A child actor who appeared in his first movie at 12, by 25, he wrote, produced and directed his first film, Enchanted. John now works on his own and is slated to direct his latest project, The Shroud, later this year. John regularly teaches high school students at Mariners Church as well as leads a small group of high schoolers.
Jeff Pries' last eleven out of fourteen years as a pastor have been spent as Small Groups Pastor of Mariners Church, as well as a member of the Mariners Church speaking team. His greatest passion in ministry is trying to get people to talk about life honestly, and helping them realize that with God, they can tackle anything.