During The Bible miniseries, conversations across the nation were dominated by talk of the scriptural storylines. With the release of Son of God this Friday, the biblical narrative will once again be part of the national discussion.
What can Christians do to capitalize on this opportunity to speak about Christ? Here are four ways to utilize Son of God to share with your friends and neighbors.
1. Talk about the film
You can generate interest by simply having conversations. Talk about plans to go see the film. Ask coworkers if they saw The Bible miniseries? You can find scores of resources to use at ShareSonofGod.com.
You can take the discussion to social media, as well. Use the Twitter handle @SonOfGodMovie to share your thoughts and engage your followers with the film’s message.
2. Host a Bible study in your home
While some may be hesitant to visit a church building, they would be open to coming over to your house to talk about the latest movie in theaters. Because of this, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the husband and wife duo behind the film, partnered with Rick Warren and LifeWay to produce Bible study materials to accompany the film.
Son of God: The Life of Jesus in You is a DVD small group Bible study with video clips from the movie and custom videos from Pastor Warren explaining Jesus’ teachings and their impact on people’s lives. The study is available at LifeWay Stores and LifeWay.com/SonofGod.
3. Show The Bible as a weekly small group activity
This could be another way to invite people to your home. Have discussions surrounding the miniseries, but also the Bible itself, including the person and work of Christ.
You could do this with your small group from church, but use it as a way to bring those who are not part of a church family or who may not know Christ into a welcoming and open environment. Have snacks, watch one episode each week and take time to discuss what happened, always pointing toward God’s Word and the central figure of it — Jesus.
4. Offer to take friends and neighbors
While many churches are buying out entire showings of the film, individuals can do something similar on a smaller scale. Tell a friend or your neighbor that you’ll pay for their movie ticket and snack at the theater. You and your spouse could take another couple.
Use the time together to grow the relationship. It might cost you $20, but you will have the opportunity to share a message with them of eternal value.
What other ways can churches and individuals use the opening of Son of God this Friday to impact others?