When God told Noah to build an ark in the middle of nowhere, his friends and neighbors must've thought he was nuts. In Evan Almighty, a family-friendly comedy about a modern-day Noah, God tells a U.S. Congressman named Evan Baxter to build an ark. Evan initially resists, but once he's convinced he's really heard the voice of God-animals following him around, two by two, was a pretty good clue-he decides to trust, obey, and build that big boat … right in the middle of an affluent subdivision.
Everybody thinks Evan is nuts, including his family, who pretty much leaves him on his own. Yet Evan, like Noah, persists in obedience, no matter the consequences-even when it appears he'll lose everything. Use this guide to discuss this sequel to 2003's Bruce Almighty.
• Movie Summary
• Discussing the Scenes
—Listen Up: Keeping an ear out for God's voice.
(Matthew 11:15; Ecclesiastes 5:1; Isaiah 42:18-20; 1 Kings 19:8-13; Psalm 46:10)
—Trust and Obey: Even when it seems outrageous.
(Genesis 6:9-22; 22:1-18; Exodus 3:1-4:17; Jonah 1:1-3:10; Acts 9:1-19)
—Acts of Random Kindness: Helping others in God's name.
(Galatians 5:22; Luke 10:30-37; Deuteronomy 22:1-4; Matthew 25:34-40; Hebrews 13:2)
• As the Credits Roll
Evan Almighty (Universal Studios, 2007), directed by Tom Shadyac, Rated PG.
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