A Spiritual Lesson In The Movie “God’s Not Dead” – Luke 8:1-25

From my reading in Luke 8:1-25 in the One Year New Testament.

Yesterday, my wife Jessica and I saw God’s Not Dead. Throughout the movie, it was giving opportunities for people stand up for their faith boldly. Jesus shared a parable that illustrates a lesson that relates to the movie.

“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. Luke 8:16–17

If you have received Christ, then you have the light in you. What good is it if you put your lamp under a bowl or a bed and don’t let it shine? After all, eventually everyone will know you are a Christian when Jesus comes back!

In the movie, the main character had an opportunity to shine his light in his class room. Through his willingness not to place his light under a bowl, many of the people in the class ended up believing that “God’s Not Dead.”

The Bible Knowledge Commentary says,

“Just as one does not light a lamp in order to hide it, so also a person is not given “the secrets of the kingdom of God” in order to keep them secret.”

I encourage you to shine your light and do not be afraid to stand up for your faith. You never know how God will use your light to shine on others.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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