Before the movie Fireproof went out in theatres Sherwood Baptist Church pastor, Michael Catt, and Alex and Stephen Kendrick did an interview about the movie. If you have not seen Fireproof it is a story about godly love and marriage with the goal of helping people come back to God’s original plan for this institution that is very close to his heart.
In this interview they talk about the work God has been doing through their movie ministry with Fireproof being the latest work they were doing at the time. The world has corrupted the way we see love and marriage through Hollywood movies and this has resulted in a high divorce rate all around the world.
Marriage has been reduced to just a piece of paper like a contract that people enter into and some enter to get some kind of convenience. The purpose for marriage is to demonstrate God’s love for us signified by Christ’s love for the church (the bride of Christ)
One of the key lessons the movie aims to point out is that God’s love is unconditional. God chose to love us even while we were yet sinners. He did not love us because we deserved to be loved. In a marriage set up God expects the husband and wife to love one another unconditionally even when it is not convenient.
The marriage advice of this world says that you should love your partner as long as they give you what you want and leave them when they stop. When people get into marriage primarily to get from their partner is when problems arise which ultimately lead to the death of those marriages.
Thank God for this amazing movie that has been used as a ministry tool to heal broken marriages and lead other people to Jesus Christ. The enemy is always roaming the earth seeking whom he may devour and unfortunately much of the world become prey because they do not know this truth of God’s plan for marriage.
If you are struggling in your marriage I encourage you to watch Fireproof and invite your friends and other people who are also struggling. The devil will attack marriages because they threaten his agenda to destroy people’s lives. His only mandate is to steal, kill and destroy.
However, Jesus came that we may have life and to give it to us in abundance. Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Do not allow the enemy to blind you from the truth of God’s word.
Fireproof is just one of the movies that Sherwood Baptist Church is using as a ministry tool to bring people and their families to Jesus Christ. The other movies are Flywheel, Facing the Giants and Courageous.
Michael Catt along with Executive Pastor Jim McBride continue to do the work God has called them to do to advance the Kingdom of God.