Not having followed previous episodes, we were “in the dark” most of the movie (no pun intended). We even saw it in 3-D.
For moments afterwards, I could still hear the music and see the awesome visuals. I was pumped, but alas, even at the end, I was as “un-clear” of the overall plot as I was at the beginning.
Then I went to church on Sunday morning after seeing the movie and heard a great sermon on how my efforts to be “righteous” are “rubbish” and how the only “righteousness” I have is because of Christ, which left me totally clear on what Christ came to do for the world.
I got to thinking about visitors who attend many post-modern churches in America and hear sermons void of the Gospel, sound doctrine and theology. I fear many people come to church now-a-days, wanting to be pumped up and ready to have some void filled in their lives. But alas, they leave, being entertained and feeling pretty pumped up, but as much in the dark about the God-Man, Christ Jesus, as when they entered.
So, when we have the privilege to preach, let there be no doubt left in the hearer’s ear of what the Master Plot is so when anyone gets to the last episode of his/her life, they can’t say they didn’t know what it was.