Lines That Shape Our Lives

Lines That Shape Our Lives

Sunday, November 4, 2018
| Ruth 1:1-18

“Here’s looking at you, kid!” It’s only one line from a movie, but we remember it. Like the movies, the Bible has its own share of memorable lines. And one of them is in this moving story of love and the providence of God.

In our entertainment-saturated world, we hear a lot of lines from movies. Most are quickly forgotten, but some make us laugh, some make us think and others give us a lump in the throat. But among the countless lines that have been captured on film, a few have actually changed the way we talk.

In The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939, Dorothy says to her dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” People quote that line whenever they feel like the world around them has changed.

In 1948, the movie Casablanca gave us one of the most romantic phrases of all time, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” It works best if you imitate Humphrey Bogart when you say it.

Cool Hand Luke, released in 1967, gave us the words, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” You’ll hear that one when people suffer a complete breakdown in communication.

From 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap we get the line, “These go to...

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