SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS
 by David Bruce

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THE INCREDIBLES
And The Island of Separation
By David Bruce

Bob Parr (also known as Mr. Incredible) has a problem. He is bored with his life. He longs for something more.

Fifteen years ago, as a super hero, he fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But now, he and his wife superhero, Helen, have agreed to take on ordinary civilian life with their children in the suburbs. Everything seems to be great, except for Bob’s problem. He wants to be a super hero again. But to do so would be a violation of his promise.

Unfortunately, Bob gives into the temptation by going out at night looking for super hero action as Mr. Incredible. He deceives his wife about what he is doing, claiming to be bowling. Bob begins to create distance with those he loves most –his family.

One day he gets a mysterious communication summoning him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment. Again he deceives his wife, and goes off alone. Little does he know that he has fallen into the hands of the enemy who wants to kill him. Bob soon finds himself on an island –separated from his family– and held captive facing death. He is very sorrowful, knowing that he can not save himself.

When his loving family learns of his plight, they go to the isolated island to seek and save him.

The story of The Incredibles points to some very important spiritual truths.

The fact that Mr. Incredible gave into temptation is not unique. We all do. The Bible says “everyone sins.” The Bible also says that sin separates us from God, just as sin separated Bob from his loving family. In a very real sense, sin places us on an island of separation, and holds us captive to death itself.


HOW TO BE SAVED FROM THE ISLAND OF SEPARATION

1. Just like Mr. Incredible, we have yielded to temptations
“For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard” --Romans 3:23.

2. Our sins separate us from God.
“But there is a problem—your sins have cut you off from God” --Isaiah 59:2

3. Jesus came to seek and save us (just like Mr. Incredible’s family did).
Jesus said, “I have come to seek and save those like him who are lost" --Luke 19:10

4. God offers us new life through Jesus Christ.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” --Romans 6:23. Jesus conquered death (the result of our sins) by dying on the cross and rising to life again.

5. Mr. Incredible was set free from the enemy and pending death. And so can we.
Jesus said, “The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” –John 10:10

6. All we need to do is welcome Jesus into our live as our Savior and Lord.
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” -- John 1:12.

7. Trust Jesus now
To welcome Jesus into your life, simply say a prayer like this:
Dear Jesus, thank you for loving me enough to die on the cross for my sins. I confess that I have sinned. I am sorry, please forgive me. Come into my life as my Savior and the Leader. Thank you for the free gift of eternal life with you in heaven. I promise to follow you and tell others about you. Amen.

Here is God’s promise to you.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” –John 3:16


Translation used: New Living Translation


 
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