The CLASSIC Toybox Tales Christmas videos featuring the Playmobile characters – among others – that have been on DVD since since before YouTube existed, are now available exclusively on PastorKarl.com at PastorKarl.com/christmas If your church isn’t meeting on Christmas Sunday – send this link out to your families as something FUN their kids can watch at home, on their phones, tablets, computers or even game consoles!
Life made them underdogs. Faith made them champions. From Kingdom Story Company and The Erwin Brothers—the directors of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE—comes AMERICAN UNDERDOG, based on the inspirational true story of Kurt and Brenda Warner. Undrafted as a quarterback out of college, Kurt found himself stocking shelves in a grocery store to help support Brenda and her two kids, all while trying to hold onto his fading dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. This movie is sure to inspire the dreamer in all of us! Kurt and Brenda Warner’s incredible true story of faith, family, and football was made for the big screen. AMERICAN UNDERDOG is in theaters everywhere. Learn more about the film and watch the official trailer!
I had the honor preaching in “Big Church” for the final Sunday of 2020, and brought a rather unusual message. I’m not sure Star Wars, Die Hard, Stranger Things, Nemo and Kung Fu Panda have ever all been in a sermon together until now. But I do hope it will both challenge and encourage you. I’ve long been a student of Story and dove into the Elements of Story and why the Gospel can’t help but make an appearance even in stories written by people who do not know or follow the God of the Bible. Enjoy:
Folks have asked me to describe the Family Show we do before our Easter Egg Hunts, so I’m providing some files and a video walk through to help describe what you we do. The EGGstravaganza Show is a high-energy interactive game show experience that will involve both selected volunteers from the audience, as well as full audience participation elements. The theme is “That’s Impossible” as participants attempt to do impossible feats! At the end, they will learn that the Bible says (twice), “…with man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible!” They will learn that Easter is about the Ultimate Impossible Feat: Jesus, who raised Himself from the dead! We all face challenges in life – you may be facing something right now that seems impossible – but with God, the impossible can happen! THAT is the true meaning of Easter – we have a risen Savior who can do the IMPOSSIBLE: save us from our sins and help us be victorious in life! Pre-Show walk through: Post-Event highlight video: The games I either bought on Amazon.com, have owned for years or found the items around the church. The key is big and fun. The TP Bazooka…
My family and I got to watch an early release of this film in our home recently and were riveted to the screen. Breakthrough grabs your heart and never lets go! All of the characters are so relatable and real. Their faith is called up and challenged as relationships are strained and strengthened. Of course, you are rooting for the recovery of the boy at the center of the saga, but he isn’t the only one who experiences a miracle – a breakthrough – in this incredible true story. I can’t recommend highly enough that your entire family go see this film when it comes out! – Karl Bastian, Kidology.org Coming to theaters this Easter, BREAKTHROUGH is an impossible true story that will inspire everyone who sees it. Chrissy Metz plays the real-life mom in the story and DeVon Franklin (Miracles From Heaven and The Star) is the producer.