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Review: Video Bites: Fast Food For Deep Thought

If you are reading this review on the Sabbath, then I would like to wish you a Sabbath filled with the good news that God is our refuge and our fortress.

This week’s review is for the series of short films called, Video Bites: Fast Food For Deep Thought.


Here are three powerfully dramatized short stories that are great for small groups, discussion starters, sermon illustrations and personal reflection.

Salt -- Two guys meet in a ski lodge on New Year's Eve, and one finds his faith challenged.

Patience -- A Mom and her daughter make a stop on the way to a dance recital -- a stop that becomes more than Mom expected. 

Thirst -- Two men are lost in the desert, dying for water, and one finds it. 

I’ll start out by saying the main title is perfect. These small bites, do give an opportunity for deep thought and are very well done.

I found Salt, quite intense.  I really enjoyed it and it brought to mind what Jesus said about being salt in the world, in Matthew 5:13 - You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Salt also reminded me Paul’s warning in Romans 12:2 

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

Salt brought up issues such as, Why do we believe what we believe?  Are we able to defend our faith?  Are we Christian by tradition or faith based on personal experience? What part does prayer play in our lives? Are we asking God His plan for us and are we willing to sacrifice the ways of this world and follow His plan for our lives?

What I liked best about this short film is the expression of when we realize who we are in Christ.  It’s a game changer as the world can no longer hold our focus in the way it did before. Praise the Lord!

Patience, made me think of God’s character and how we are blessed by it.  Patience left a lot unsaid, but nevertheless, said a lot.  I thought of things such as our behaviour when we do not trust that the Lord will take care of us.  Jesus promises in John 14:18 - I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. We have the help of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, Jesus sent to us, in His place.  We have Jesus as our High Priest and God the Father, who knows the number of the hairs on our head. 

Thirst was also very interesting and made me think of 2 Corinthians 4:18  - as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

I would really like to be part of a small group that discussed these small films.  I really enjoyed watching them and can see how they would spark some great discussions, based on biblical truths.

I watched Video Bites: Fast Food For Deep Thought via Vision Video’s website

Thank you for listening/reading this review.  Until next time - peace be with you.

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