I love movies. I have been a movie buff since I was a kid and I have passed that passion along in my family. My son Devin and I at last count have watched together 71 of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 films.
Most recently I have delighted in watching a couple of movies that have come to our theatre in Hays- God’s Not Dead and Heaven is for Real.
Heaven is for Real, is based on the book by Todd Burpo. Todd is Pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska. He is the father of Colton Burpo, who during an emergency appendectomy and miraculous recovery, recalls in detail his trip to heaven and back. Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital during his operation.
Colton talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told him by people he met there—people whom he had never met in his life—sharing events that happened even before he was born and giving astonishing descriptions and obscure details about heaven that match the Bible exactly.
When young Colton Burpo was asked by the book editor, “What do you want people to know from your story?” Colton, without hesitation replied, “I want them to know that heaven is for real.”
That is our desire also here at Celebration Community Church as we launch a new message series this Sunday about the reality of heaven.
Make it a point to be at one of our five Sunday services. Our Celebration services at 8:30am, or 10am or one of our EDGE services at 10am, 11:30am or 6pm.
Our radio station 98.5 THE TRUTH will be giving away a pair of tickets at each service this Sunday.
Come experience from God’s word that heaven is for real this Sunday at C3. If you miss a message you can watch it at our website www.celebratejesus.org by clicking on the “media” button and then click on the “watch us on vimeo” screen.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
For Steve and Kerri Sunley and family at the loss of Steve’s mom Elaine.
C3’s Encounter Director Dr Jeff Burnett was promoted to full professor status at FHSU
Drive in Movie :
Frozen 8pm Friday in the C3 Parking Lot.