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Pray For The Opportunity

God challenges Joan Baxter on how God answers her prayers.

Themes: Prayer, Family, Priorities, God's Will, Opportunity, Perspective, Paradigm Shift, Self-Realization, Empower, Wisdom, Understanding, Reflection, Seeking God, Epiphany, Counseling, Marriage


Sermon Outline

Main Idea: God Answers Our Prayers By Providing Opportunities For Growth

Scene Setup: Joan Baxter, wife of a newly seated US Congressman, and mother to three adolescent young boys, has been praying for her family to become closer. When her husband tells her God has...

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Comments (3)

  • cmorrisDE (over 5 years ago)

    I used this to demonstrate the impact / balance of Wonder & Awe (Ex. 15:11; Acts 2:43). She Wonders - "What's the story of Noah about then?" and "God, told him to build an Ark. What do I do with that?" She is then in awe of his answers - "If we pray for our family to be closer . . ." and a basket full of food.

  • kevine (over 12 years ago)

    This is a great clip. Love this movie. So do the kids.

  • jeremynoffsinger (over 12 years ago)

    I used this with a message on temptations being opportunities for spiritual growth (Matthew 4:1-11)

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"Evan Almighty" movie clips poster

The last time we saw Evan Baxter, he was being tormented by rival Bruce Nolan onscreen, live from their Buffalo TV station. But as time passed and Evan has made up with Bruce, he’s gone onto bigger and better things. Newly elected to Washington D.C. as a congressman, Evan has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn’t serving in the illustrious ranks of America’s politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan’s newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.

MPAA: Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril.

Principal Cast: Steve Carrell, Lauren Graham, Morgan Freeman, Wanda Sykes, and John Goodman

Director: Tom Shadyac
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