In the opening two verses of Philippians 2, we read Paul encouraging the church with these words:
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”
We’re pretty sure (okay, we’re certain) that Paul wasn’t referencing movies when he wrote these words. But if you want an example of people being “like-minded … being one in spirit and purpose,” all you needed to do was be at a movie theater yesterday that was showing FIREPROOF. People from every kind of church, large and small, were in the seats ... lots of seats!
Playing on 839 screens, FIREPROOF was the No. 3 movie in the nation on Friday! Read that again: the No. 3 movie in America! To put that in perspective … well, you can’t. Okay, we’ll try. Movies 4-8 on the list were on between 2,300 screens and 3,000 screens. Each.
You have flabbergasted Hollywood for a day. Thank you!
Now who’s up for doing it again today and tomorrow?
If you haven’t seen FIREPROOF yet, please make a concerted effort to go between now and Sunday night. If you saw it yesterday, think who you know that needs to see it this weekend ... and take them with you.
Let’s continue to be one in purpose for building strong marriages ... and making an impact on Hollywood this weekend.