How often do we fall victim to the labels we put on ourself everyday? How often do we allow other’s perception of us define who we are? If this is something that you go through, like many of us, than watch this short film and learn how none of that matters.
Check out our award winning short film, The Eulogy, starring Lulu Dahl and Tim Kaiser.
The winner of the 2015 Oakland Community College Film Festival, One Last Run is the story of two women at the brink of a life changing decision that could ultimately destroy them, or bring them to the Light. What road will they take?
The Easter Sunday of 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan was a moment the city would never forget. After years of attempting to purchase the concert venue Clutch Cargo and transform it back into a church, Pastor Kent Clark of Grace Gospel Fellowship had his dream come true. This is that story, told from eyewitness accounts, archival news footage, and a soundtrack that never lets up, this is the story of a club with 7 bars being transformed into a church with a hundred pews.
Please check out our newest video, a music video featuring the song “You Found Me” by Loud Harp.
Its in Christ that we were saved, its in Him that we find the strength to pull through!
In the finale to the Present Grace Film Series, the story of Moses is retold in a modern setting. Instead of Hebrews, its the homeless. Instead of the Pharoh, its the Mayor. While some of the characters have been updated to our modern times, the message remains the same. Witness the beginning of Moses’s story unlike ever before, witness the finale to the Present Grace Film Series.
Joseph is the youngest of Jacob’s sons. He has a dream that one day he would be the head of his brothers. He shares his dream with the ones he loves. Because of that, his brothers are jealous. They resolve to make Joseph fall. Joseph goes through a lot of obstacles to become the man he is. His heart’s desire is to forgive his brothers. He also wants to be in the will of God. As believers we are given two choices with hurtful relationships. We can choose to be angry, bitter and to hold on to the past. Or we can choose to forgive the past and walk in love, towards the future. When we choose to forgive, sometimes we even discover that was the plan for us the whole time. God always intended for Joseph to go through everything he went through. God intended to use what his brothers meant for harm. He used it to make Joseph the man he was always meant to be.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
Esther is a woman who is strong, beautiful and courageous. She had many challenges to overcome to become the woman she is. She was orphaned as a child. Esther was adopted by her cousin, Mordecai. She grows up to become a woman of beauty. It is her beauty that draws Xerxes to Esther to make her his wife. It is through the love that Xerxes has for her, that gives her the strength and courage to fight for her very own people. She wins the victory over Haman and rises to her position as queen and wife. Many of us, as women, are faced with challenges early in life. Yet those tribulations are often the very thing that God uses to make who we are meant to be. The hard times we face in our lives give us strength and character. We also learn what we are fighting for. We learn that love can overcome everything. Most times, we also discover that the pain from the past can be what has brought us to this moment. Now is the time that we can stand up for who we are, for what we have been through and fight for ourselves and those we love the most.
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”
What is it in each of us that causes us to fall so easily, into the trap of jealousy? As we watch someone else being blessed, deep in our hearts we feel rejected. Cain and Abel make a willing sacrifice. Each of them offer something precious and only one of them received a blessing. The other was dismissed. Why would a father choose one son’s sacrifice over another? All of us, at one time or another, have felt the grips of jealousy deep in our hearts. Jealousy seizes all that fall into it. It could cause one man to lie. It could lead another to murder. It tells us that we are not good enough. It tells us that we are not loved. It can lead us down a destructive path of sin. Jealousy will cry to us in the secret places of our hearts, and speak darkness into our minds. Cain and Abel were each loved equally by their father. Abel’s sacrifice was one made from a pure heart, which is why his was accepted. It is not what we do that pleases God. It is the nature of our hearts when we do it. No matter what you are doing, God cares more about your heart, than your actions. No matter what you choose, he will always be with you.
“So Cain left the Lord’s presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden”
If God is so good, then why is there so much suffering in the world and in our lives? This is a question that most of us have asked in our lifetime, on more than one occasion. Job himself is faced with this question in his life. Job was a righteous man, even God Himself says so. Job’s whole life was blessed, he prospered and there was happiness and wealth for him and his family. Then the day comes when God hands Job over to the influences and purposes of Satan himself. He loses everything he owns, loved ones and even his own health only to be left alone to ask God, “Why?”
Although we cannot answer these questions for you, only God Himself can answer those questions for the individual, God is never too far away to hear us when we call on him. No matter what the obstacle is that we are faced with in our lives, He is always there to comfort us, to listen to us and to carry us through. Job was stripped away of all he loved and cherished, and without a cause but the Lord was there for him through every moment, protecting him and holding Job is His hands and in His plan. Most times, through these hardships in our lives, we find the strength to cling closely to Him and through our suffering we find that even if we never know why these things are so, like Job, we can pass the strength to others that He gives to us. If we draw near to Him, he will draw near to us and through all of the pain we face every day, our greatest and most precious moments come from the love that He so freely gives us.
“After Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before”
– Job 42:10