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Momma's Death

Towards the end of her life, Forrest’s mother gives her son some wise advice.

Themes: Death, Motherhood, Wisdom, Parenting, Elderly, Destiny, Fate, Purpose, Life, Potential, Heritage


Sermon Outline

Main Idea: What’s my destiny?

Scene Setup: In this scene, Forrest runs home after receiving word his momma was sick. She tells him she’s dying, and not to worry, that dying is just a part of life. We are all destined to die. She didn’t...

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Comments (2)

  • leoleng2012 (over 12 years ago)

    Great clip for youngsters to learn about life.

  • ktruhan (over 12 years ago)

    Nice clip used to open discussion on Transfiguration Sunday.

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"Forrest Gump" movie clips poster

Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.

Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, starts a ping-pong craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence

Principal Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise

Director: Robert Zemeckis

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