Skip to comments.Courageous - God at work in Washington DC
Posted on 01/22/2012 9:10:18 PM PST by Squidpup
I didn't get to see this movie in the theatres, so just saw it on DVD. It was simply fantastic. If you watch one movie this year - watch "Courageous" - it is that impactful.
Here is an email I received from Restore America:
God At Work In Washington, D.C.
January 22, 2012
In the midst of all the news about our nations debt, unemployment, elections, and finger pointing, comes indication of a long overdue spiritual awakening on Capitol Hill.
What follows here is from an email by a person named "Sarah".
"I wanted to share some good news from Capitol Hill! As you know, I lead a ladies Bible study here in the Senate. One of my girls, Jordan, invited us to a private screening of the movie "Courageous" here at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Prayer Caucus. This screening was open to members of Congress, Staff, and U.S. Capitol Police and their families. It's highly unusual to be granted permission to show a movie when it's currently in Theaters.
About a year ago a friend asked me if I was aware of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. (The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of 100 members of Congress who meet in a room just off the House floor to pray once a week for upcoming votes.) I had never heard of it.
When I saw Jordan yesterday, I learned that not only is her dad a U.S. Congressman from VA, but that he also CHAIRS the Congressional Prayer Caucus. The CPC sponsored the screening of "Courageous," and it was paid for out of the personal funds of 10 members of Congress (i.e. no tax payer money was involved).
My cynical self was anticipating a handful of folks showing up for the screening and at least one group of protestors. I was STUNNED when I arrived in the Jefferson Auditorium in the Library of Congress to see the place packed. There had to have been 300-350 people there. The Capitol Hill Police Chief was present. I spotted one USCP Officer who brought his wife and all 10 of his children (who were more well-behaved than a lot of adults I know). From my spot, I counted about 35-40 members of Congress, including one Senator. I was later told that 90 members of Congress had RSVPd, and many stood in the back but left early for previous commitments.
As we watched the film, I was even more SHOCKED to hear the Gospel CLEARLY proclaimed. No one made any apologies. The member sitting in front of me cried throughout the entire movie.
As soon as it was over, there was an immediate standing ovation from the audience. No protesting. Then, to my delight, the writer of "Courageous" and the lead actor were introduced *(they were in the audience the entire time). Another standing ovation for them... I couldn't believe it. We had three separate standing o's. I leaned over to my friend Hannah and said, "I'm sorry, am I in the U.S. Capitol or am I at church?"
The chief of staff for Congressman Forbes (Jordan's Dad) told me that I wouldn't believe the hours of prayer soaked into this evening. By the time they had reserved the room, opened up tunnels, and paid the Capitol Police overtime, it cost about $5,000 to pull this off -- and about 10 members of Congress paid for this out-of-pocket.
There was no doubt that God was present in that room and that the message in the movie "Courageous" resonated with many people. Eternal things took place.
I know all of you care and are praying for our country. Know that YOUR prayers are being heard and being answered. God is not finished with us yet. He is still here and His remnant remains in the halls of our government."
Be encouraged. God is at work through your prayers amongst those we have elected to office who are committed to honor and exalt The LORD of Lords and KING of kings in their efforts to Restore the Nation, "Under God."
President and CEO Restore America
The "America2012" Project
I watched it tonight. I loved the movie Fireproof, and cold not wait until this new one was available for streaming. What a great message this movie had. I made a mistake though and started it without my wife, who was busy on her computer. She came down during the middle when the men were making the pack, and watched that portion of the movie, maybe 20 minutes, and being bored and a bit put off by the preachines, went back to her computer. You cant just jump into the middle. I purchased the streaming rights, so Ill have to talk her into watching the whole thing.
This was a BEAUTIFUL movie!
If the “writer” and the “lead actor” were both there, that means the Kendrick brothers were there. Most kewl!
Got my copy of ‘Courageous’ in the mail yesterday.
I just finished watching it a few minutes ago! Excellent movie. It is out at the Redbox.
I went to see it on the big screen and loved it. I am so disappointed that this movie was not discussed as much as that stupid trash movie An American Carol which was such an embarrassment when I told my conservative friends to see the movie which was recommended by my FRiends on Free Republic. Unfortunately they all saw it before I got the chance and they were disgusted that I would even recommend such a piece of trash movie. When I saw it, I had to apologize to them for such a recommendation. I was so amazed that it was touted here as the best movie every made. Big Barf!!!!! Anyway, I was able to recommend this movie to my friends who gave me the once over when I was talking about it. Of course this time I had seen it first which put them at ease. They loved it as much as I did.
I saw Courageous at the local Budget movie Sat. night. The movie screening was followed by a group of men inviting members of the audience to attend their church services the following morning. I have my own church, but I didn’t find that offensive at all.
The movie was great and I’m amazed at how well they did the action scenes. Despite the preaching in the movie, it wasn’t at all “preachy”. It was a great message aimed at fathers. I hope my children all see it.
I know Fireproof was cast with members of the church that sponsored it with the professional, Kirk Cameron, in the lead. Was Courageous cast the same way? If so they have all become pretty good actors. There was nothing amateur about this production.
You will be captivated from the very first scene.