Honor Begins at Home

 

What an incredible weekend!  With a limited number of theaters showing the film Courageous, it was the top 5 movie in the box office this weekend!  That is unheard of!

If you got to see it, you know the range of emotions you experience during this roller coaster ride.  It is absolutely powerful.  We watched it with a Friday night showing at 7:00 that North Side rented out.  It was great to watch it and experience it with my church family.

Many of asked about the Bible study I worked on.  You can purchase “Honor Begins at Home” with LifeWay stores now.  It is an 8-session study that highlights principles in the book.  You can actually download a copy of one week’s lesson for free here.

But there is a slight catch.

Since the Bible study uses pivotal movie clips from the movie, Sony Pictures would not allow the release until the DVD comes out because the clips give too much away.  You can still buy the Bible study book and do it, but there are places where it says watch “Courageous Clip 2: Adam’s Speech” that you won’t be able to watch on the DVD.  If you remember it, you can still do the study.  If you want to do that study with clips provided, you will have to wait until February 2012.

But don’t wait till February 2012 to make an impact.  Here are some ideas you should do with the movie still making impact:

  • Take someone to see the movie.
  • Pay for a policeman’s ticket to see the movie.
  • Invite someone who was impacted to join a discipleship group with you.
  • Meet with other fathers on how to improve their care in the home.
  • Followup with people and get them connected to a church.
  • Just be intentional in their lives and you can do more than any study could ever do!

The movie was powerful, but if you are like me, you don’t want to just leave it at a powerful moment – let this be a catalyst to change some homes.  Get intentional and disciple those around you!

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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  1. Just received this from LifeWay:

    These are some of the key official results we received today from Provident Films. As you well know, all this translates into changed lives and homes…
    Praise God!

    1) Ranking. COURAGEOUS was the #4 movie in the country, though it opened against six other movies with almost three times as many screens. It was the #1 new movie of the weekend!
    2) Audience. More than 1 million people saw COURAGEOUS this weekend. That’s a lot of lives changed!
    3) Box office. Total box-office was $2.2 million more than Fireproof on opening weekend.
    4) Per-screen. Per-screen, COURAGEOUS averaged $7,752, almost doubling everyone else.
    5) CinemaScore. COURAGEOUS received a rare A+ CinemaScore, a signal to expect strong word-of-mouth in coming weeks.
    6) Mainstream press response. Most general entertainment press and reporting outlets were surprised by COURAGEOUS. A couple of excerpts:

    Variety
    “Time and again, the pic effectively emphasizes how the deputies are reminded on a daily basis what eventually can happen to at-risk children who don’t have fathers involved in their lives. Little wonder, then, that they’re moved to ask God’s help to hone their own paternal skills.”

    Box Office Mojo
    The opening ranks fifth all-time for a Christian movie < http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?view=openings&id=christian.htm&p=.htm>, and only trails THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and the three NARNIA movies.”

    Blessings and thanks for your prayers and participation!

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