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A Note to Pastors

I’m sitting here, getting ready to head off to California to show Furious Love to thousands of people for the first time in a couple of days, and I guess I’m prone to ponder what is about to happen.  At this point, most pastors who are showing the film to their churches have already seen the finished film, and I wanted to take a moment to speak to those pastors before the world premiere on the 14th.  If you’ve seen the movie, you know what is in store for your congregation; how many of them will not just see, but truly experience the awe inspiring, powerful love the Father has for them.  As we’ve already seen in our test showings, many people are completely overcome by the experience.  Many are crying for days afterwards.  

This may be so obvious that it doesn’t even need mentioning, but I have felt a tug at my spirit lately, and I feel like the Lord wants me to say something to you.  So I’m just going to be obedient and say it.  Hopefully it means something to you.  

I feel like the Lord is saying that how you, as the leader of your congregation, react to this film, is going to define the focus of your church and your congregation in a mighty way.  I don’t think it’s a mistake that the Lord told us to release this film in churches first, because I think He’s got big plans for his bride.  People ask me what I want this film to accomplish.  It’s simple.  My hope is that the bride begins to put on her makeup for her bridegroom.  That she starts to make herself beautiful to him once again.  And what does the bridegroom find most attractive in his bride?  That she loves the lost.  Loves each other.  Loves him.  With all her heart.  

I have no idea what the focus of your church has been.  I don’t know what you want your church to look like.  I don’t know if you’re supposed to lead your congregation in repentance for lovelessness, or if you’re supposed to pray for every person there.  I don’t have a clue what God wants the leaders of His church to do after this film.  But I do know He doesn’t just want everyone to be dismissed, have a safe drive home.  And I do know that you have been made the leader of your congregation for a reason.  

Mine is simply a word of encouragement.  Ask the Father this week, what do you want me to do?  If there’s one thing I’ve learned from making these crazy movies of mine, it’s that when I need to know something–whether it’s where to go next or what to film next–all I have to do is ask.  

He always answers.  Every time.

1 Comment

  • Dejah Mocabee

    I just want to share how much I appreciate what you are doing. Acting in obedience to the Lords call on your life. The eternal impact your saying "yes" is going to have on our nation and beyond :o) . Thank you so much. I know that this film is going to be a key to opening up many hearts and propelling our ministry further into our calling. The Great Commission. Amen. May God continue to bless you and reveal his love through you and your ministry. In Jesus Name.

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