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Film School the Village Session 2

Film School the Village Session 2

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FILM SCHOOL: THE VILLAGE Session 2 START: 25:32 END: 52:46 READING: Joshua 1:9 1 After the death of Moses the Lord’s

servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. 3 I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you—4 from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea[a] in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’ 5 No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. 6 “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. 7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. 8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” MIXER: Share a story from your childhood in which you were terrified of some thing or some situation hat you shouldn’t have been... What is the difference between now and then? If scary movies are simply a collection of images that tell a story which are projected onto a screen, why are we scared when we watch them? 1) Do you find fear to be crippling or motivating? Does fear weaken you or energize you? What about in the case of Lucius--is fear a paralizer or a motivator? What about in the case of Ivie? 2) Do you notice a difference between the generation of young people (Lucius, Ivie) and the generation of their parents (the Elders)? Would you classify Noah as young or old? 3) Think back to the Scripture from Joshua 1:1-9. What particular words did you hear God speaking over and over again to Joshua? How does Joshua represent a new generation? Who might the Joshua character be in The Village? As for Ivie and Kitty’s father, an Elder and one of the leaders of the Village, what kind of a man does he seem to be? Do you remember the words he said to Lucius after Lucius confessed to the Village that he had crossed the boundary? 3) Why is Ivie blind? Could her blindness have been prevented? What other maladies do you think could have been prevented in The Village? 4) The carcass that was thrown upon the rock--what does this symbolize? Making sacrifices to appease the gods, as it were. Finding favor with forces beyond our control. This is done out of fear... 5) When the older woman is talking with Ivie at the wedding, what is the importance of that conversation? Do you remember the story of the woman’s younger sister? What does her death tell you about the Village?

The best we can do is trust God and be strong and courageous to go wherever God calls us.6) From the clues thus far we can gather that the Village seems like some kind of a communal experiment to achieve a utopia. . There is pain and suffering even in the suburbs. Do you believe that a utopia could ever be as successful as its people set out to be? What about the Promised Land? Was it a utopia for the Israelites? There is no escape from sin and death and the brokenness of this world.

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