Jesus, Lars and the Real Girl - John Van Sloten

June 08, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message we look at the parable in the movie, Lars and the Real Girl. What does it really mean to be a community?

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other."
Jesus in John 13:34-5 MSG

“I don’t know why, but this story really strikes a chord. The milieu in which we grew up was so judgmental and pharisaic and I think this is what I’ve really come to hate about my upbringing. It’s made me less accepting and more xenophobic than I want to be and I catch myself in these traps all the time. This story shows us how we should be--how Jesus would want us to
handle a situation like this.”
Excerpt from an email sent to the church this week

“Too often we will do everything possible to avoid confrontation with the experience of being alone, and sometimes we are able to create the most ingenious devices to prevent ourselves from being reminded of this condition...”
Father Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out

“Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people...”
Psalm 100:3 NLT


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December 04, 2010
@cjunk351 Have you read the four Gospels! What did Jesus say he is gonna kill everyone? You really need to read what he actually says in the four Gospels!

@plutogirllovekj Jesus often promised that those who are not with him will be spending eternity in hell. The so called second death (revelation). Burning for all eternity for not obeying him. You need to read your gospels buddy, not I

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June 06, 2010
Apparently acceptance applies to dolls but NOT to people who are gay or of another religion.
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December 12, 2009
There is Christian messege in here but Its not the one this person is talking about. U people are all missing the point. I will not go further because u should try to figure it out urself before i say some agressive stuff here. Try to Understand the Movie

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June 10, 2009
Ummm, the christian message is all about bigotry and not accepting people that are different. Jesus is gonna kill every one who doesn't OBEY him apparently.

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December 31, 2008
well done, looking at this movie in a new light.

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November 11, 2008
i love this movie

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