TODAY'S MOVIE - HIDDEN FIGURES
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Spencer), and Katherine Johnson (Taraji Henson) crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
GALATIANS 3:28 We are no longer JEWS or GREEKS or SLAVES or FREE or even MERELY MEN or WOMEN, but we are ALL THE SAME—we are CHRISTIANS; we are ONE in Christ Jesus.
GALATIANS 3:29 NKJV And if you [are] Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE.
1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8 NIV Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, TRAIN yourself to be godly. 8 For PHYSICAL TRAINING is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
- There is a difference between TRYING and TRAINING!
- Jesus was PERFECT! However, he had to TRAIN for the ROLE in history he would play.
- TRYING harder births HOPELESSNESS; TRAINING habitually changes HISTORY.
JAMES 1:12 NIV BLESSED is the one who PERSEVERES UNDER TRIAL because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
- Remember that ABOVE ALL ELSE, beyond your imagination and skill, what God asks of you is COURAGE; courage to RISK REJECTION, RIDICULE and FAILURE.
- God doesn’t need your FLAWLESSNESS, He needs your FAITHFULNESS.
- If you will make yourself AVAILABLE, God will make you CAPABLE.
CALL TO ACTION:
- Hate DIVISIVE evil!
Look for racism, chauvinism, division this week – Hate it!
- Refuse DRAMA!
What drama steals wastes your time? Identify it and refuse it!
- Be TRAINED in GROUPS and WORKSHOPS!
How will you be trained? Seriously?
- Resolve to not QUIT!
What is in your heart that you have wanted to quit?