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Monday, September 29, 2008

September 23: the GOSPEL according to South Park"Does Timmy Go To Hell?" "Probably"

Last week we watched Do the Handicapped Go to Hell? which ended with Cartmen starting his own church. This week we watched the exciting conclusion of Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?; Probably. (Go to southparkstudios.com to watch both episodes for free). We started our Bible study with 1 Thessalonian 5:12-22 which is about respecting the leaders of the church and how a church should behave.

The episode and conversation we had also included the subject of when we can come to God. In South Park, Satan is having relationship issues with his ex-boyfriend Saddam Hussein. When he has no one else to turn to, Satan turns to God for advice. The idea that no matter what we can turn to God in our times of need is captured in verse Matthew 11:28.

For the rest of our time together talking we talked about who was a voice for God here on earth. We read 2 Peter 2:1-20 and Matthew 7:15-23 and talked about false prophets and read Ephesians 5:15-21 for examples of how to live our lives truthfully acting out the love of Jesus. I leave you with a quote from the Jesus of South Park: "God doesn't want you to spend all your time being afraid of hell, or praising His name. God wants you to spend your time helping others, and living a good, happy life. That's how you live for Him. "


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