You may have heard the old sermon illustration about the drawbridge operator who had to make a choice between saving a train full of passengers or his own son, who had fallen beneath the bridge. The Czech film Most (2003) tells that story. Show this clip from the film. (Warning, it is pretty intense—not because it is graphic in any way, but simply because it is so effective at capturing the agony of the father forced to make the decision). If you do not see the video below, click here to watch directly on wingclips.com
- Did this clip help you understand the price that was paid for your salvation? In what way?
- How did it make you feel that none of the people on the train were aware of what had been done for them, or how narrowly they had escaped death?
- If you were the father, what would you want to say to the people on the train in the days, weeks, or months ahead?
- In terms of the gospel, do you think many people today are unaware of the significance of Easter? What do you want to do about it?
We want to hear from you! What resources will you use to explore the main points of today’s session?