Maybe a friend turned their back on you. Maybe someone you loved betrayed you. We all have wounds and we end up carrying around these things that people have done to us for weeks, months, and sometimes even years. It isn't always easy to forgive these people and after a while these hurts can get really heavy. So the only way to feel better seems to be somehow getting back at the people that hurt us, to get revenge. But does revenge ever truly satisfy? Maybe forgiving isn't something you do for someone else to let them off the hook. Maybe forgiveness is all about you. God didn't create you to carry these wounds around. God created you to be free. Luggage is the seventh DVD of the Nooma series - short films appropriate for personal and small group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives to teach about the fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. The study materials accompanying each Nooma encourage meaningful discussion with relevant questions and biblical references. DVD Features:
God didnt intend for us to carry around the luggage of betrayal, pain and woundedness. The freedom we long for comes through forgiveness, not revenge. Maybe forgiving isnt something you do for someone else, but what you do for yourself because its the only way to be free.
Rob Bell lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where hes the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. Rob is the author of Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. He also appeared in a pioneering series of twenty-four short films called NOOMA, as well as in longer version DVDs-- The Art of the Sermon, Everything is Spiritual, The Gods Arent Angry, and Drops Like Stars. Visit the author online at www.robbell.com.