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How to Live when the World's on Fire Luke 21:5-19

How to Live when the World's on Fire

Jennifer Lawrence is lighting it up in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Jesus is talking about the end of the world.

At a Glance

The latest installment in The Hunger Games trilogy is hitting theaters. Set in post-apocalyptic America, the series invites its audience to watch Katniss, the heroine, fight for survival in a dangerous and volatile world. But forget how she handles it. What Jesus wants to know is how you'll handle it. Because, in case you haven't noticed, things have gotten crazy.


Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Broken Window Theory," November 14, 2004, at HomileticsOnline.com.


The Hunger Games trilogy is huge. First, you have the books. The trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, has sold well over 50 million copies and has surpassed Harry Potter as the bestselling series, ever, on Amazon.com. Not only that, but you have the movies starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence. The first installment was released in 2012 and, between box office receipts and DVD sales, took in more than 1 billion dollars. Huge. And now, the second film, entitled The...









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