Scriptures

                                                                             ROMANS 8:1-2
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
What it really means is that if we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, have repented of our sins, have asked God to forgive us, and are trying to live a good Christian life then we have no condemnation against us because we have been set free by Jesus (John 8:36).

ROMANOS 8:1-2

“Ahora, pues, ninguna condenación hay para los que están en Cristo Jesús, los que no andan conforme a la carne, sino conforme al Espíritu. Porque la ley del Espíritu de vida en Cristo Jesús me ha librado de la ley del pecado y de la muerte.”
Lo que significa en realidad es que si hemos aceptado a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador, nos hemos arrepentido de nuestros pecados, le hemos pedido perdón a Dios, y estamos tratando de vivir nuestras vidas conforme la voluntad de Dios entonces no hay ninguna condenación contra nosotros, porque Jesucristo nos ha libertado (Juan 8:36).

                                                                               ACTS 28:26-27
“Saying, ‘Go to this people and say: “Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you will see, and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”
Because the Jewish people had gone far from God, this is what He was telling them through the prophet Isaiah. God is telling us the same thing. We, the United States of America, started as a Christian nation, but lately we have drifted away from Him. We need to repent and come back to Him, and He can bless us once again.

                                                                           HECHOS 28:26-27
“Ve a este pueblo, y diles: De oído oirán, y no entenderán; y viendo verán, y no percibirán;
porque el corazón de este pueblo se ha engrosado, y con los oídos oyeron pesadamente,
y sus ojos han cerrado, para que no vean con los ojos, y oigan con los oídos, y entiendan de corazón, y se conviertan, y yo los sane.”
Porque el pueblo judío se había alejado de Dios, eso es lo que Dios les dijo por medio del profeta Isaías. Dios nos dice lo mismo. Nosotros, los estadounidenses, comenzamos como un pueblo cristiano, pero últimamente nos hemos distanciado de Dios. Si nos arrepentimos y volvemos a él, y él nos bendecirá de nuevo.

                     

                                                                                JOEL 2:12-13
“‘Now, therefore,’ says the LORD, ‘Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.’ So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm.”
It seems to me that our country – the USA – needs to repent, turn to God with all our hearts, in faith, with fasting, weeping, mourning, hope and expectations.

                                                                                JOEL 2:12-13
“ Por eso pues, ahora, dice Jehová, conviértanse a mí con todo su corazón, con ayuno y lloro y lamento. Rasguen su corazón, y no sus vestidos, y conviértanse a Jehová su Dios; porque misericordioso es y clemente, tardo para la ira y grande en misericordia, y que se duele del castigo.”
Me parece que nuestro país – Los Estados Unidos de América – necesita buscar a Dios de corazón, con ayuno, arrepentimiento, lamento, esperanza, y en fe.

             

                                                                                 JOHN 13:20

“ Most assuredly, I (Jesus) say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him (God the Father) who sent Me.” One cannot have eternal life with God without receiving Jesus as his Lord and Savior (John 14:6).
JUAN 13:20 – “ De cierto, de cierto (Yo Jesucristo) les digo: El que recibe al que yo enviaré, me recibe a mí; y el que me recibe a mí, recibe al que me envió.” Uno no puede recibir vida eterna con Dios sin aceptar a Jesucristo como su Señor y Salvador (Juan 14:6).

                                                                                  JOHN 3:36
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” If you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you will spend eternity with God. If, on the other hand, you do not believe that nor accept Him into your life, you will spend eternity suffering in the lake of fire. It is up to you to decide.
JUAN 3:36
“El que cree en el Hijo tiene vida eterna; pero el que rehusa creer en el Hijo no verá la vida, sino que la ira de Dios está sobre él.” Si crees que Jesucristo es el hijo de Dios, y lo aceptas como tu Señor y Salvador, pasarás la eternidad con Dios. Si, a lo contrario, no crees en él y no lo aceptas en tu vida, entonces vas a pasar le eternidad sufriendo en el lago de fuego. L decisión es tuya.

                                                                          PHILIPPIANS 4:13
“ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Notice it does not say with the exception of this or that. Of course, I have to be a Christ follower, a good servant, doing God’s will, and having lots of faith.

                                                                           FILIPENSES 4:13
“Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece.” Fíjense que no dice con la excepción de esto o de eso. Claro, tengo que ser seguidor de Jesucristo, ser buen servidor, estar haciendo la voluntad de Dios, y tener bastante fe.

                                                                                   LUKE 4:8

“And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” Deuteronomy 6:13 – “You shall fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.”
These two scriptures make it extremely clear that there is only one God and we should worship Him and Him only. If you are worshiping anybody or anything else you will find yourself suffering throughout eternity. You can only come to heaven through the Lord Jesus (John 14:6).

                                                                                  LUCAS 4:8

“Respondiendo Jesús, le dijo: Vete de mí, Satanás, porque escrito está: Al Señor tu Dios adorarás, y a él solo servirás.” Deuteronomio 6:13 – “A Jehová tu Dios temerás, y a él solo servirás, y por su nombre jurarás.”
Estas escrituras claramente nos dicen que solamente debemos adorar a Dios y a nadie ni a nada más. Si estás adorando a cualquier otra entidad sea lo que sea, terminarás en el lago de fuego sufriendo eternamente. Solamente hay una manera de llegar al cielo, y esa entidad es nuestro Señor y Redentor Jesucristo (Juan 14:6)

                                                                                 

                                                                                    ROMANS 10:9
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
I have one question for you…Have you confessed with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that Father God raised Him from the dead?
                                                                                  ROMANOS 10:9
“Que se confiesas con la boca al Señor Jesús, y crees en tu corazón que Dios lo levantó de los muertos, serás salvo.”
Quiero hacerte una pregunta…¿Has confesado con la boca que Jesucristo es el Señor, y que Dios lo levantó de entre los muertos?

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                                                                                ECCLESIASTES 1:9
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
Whatever has happened in the past will happen again. Let’s hope we have learned from our past experiences, so we won’t make the same mistakes again.

                                                                                  ECLESIASTÉS 1:9
“¿Qué es lo que fue? Lo mismo que será. ¿Qué es lo que ha sido hecho? Lo mismo que se hará; y nada hay nuevo debajo del sol.”
Lo que haya ocurrido en el pasado va a suceder otra vez. Ojalá hayamos aprendido de nuestras pasadas experiencias, para que no las repitamos de nuevo.

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                                                                                  PROVERB 30:5-6
“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
We should not add or detract from the word of God. Some pastors and evangelists are changing the word of God by interpreting it loosely or their own way. They are giving people what they want to hear, and for that reason their congregations are growing rapidly. God will judge them in due time.

                                                                               PROVERBIO 30:5-6
“Toda palabra de Dios es limpia; El es escudo a los que en él esperan. No añadas a sus palabras, para que no te reprenda, y seas hallado mentiroso.”
No debes añadirle ni quitarle nada a la palabra de Dios. Algunos pastores y evangelistas cambian la palabra de Dios al interpretarla a su manera para lucrar con ella. Le dan a los feligreses lo que desean escuchar, y por esa razón sus ministerios crecen rápidamente. Dios va a juzgarlos a su debido tiempo.

1 JOHN 3:8

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
If you are sinning on purpose, and you think it is macho, funny or the thing to do you will wind up in the lake of fire suffering forever and ever. However if you repent, ask God to forgive you, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and do not sin on purpose anymore, God will forgive you and give you eternal life with Him.

1 JUAN 3:8

“El que practica el pecado es del diablo; porque el diablo peca desde el principio. Para esto apareció el Hijo de Dios, para deshacer las obras del diablo.”
Si estás pecando a propósito, y piensas que eso es muy macho, divertido o que es lo que se debe hacer para ser popular, vas a terminar sufriendo en el lago de fuego toda una eternidad. Sin embargo si te arrepientes, le pides perdón a Dios, recibes a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador, y ya no pecas a propósito, Dios te perdona y te da vida eterna con él.

PROVERB 26:4

“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.”
The meaning is simple: Do not fall into the trap of arguing with somebody who does not know what he is talking about or is dogmatic about a certain philosophy, politics, religion or way of thinking. My grandmother used to say, “Let there be one crazy person and not two.”

PROVERBIO 26:4

‘Nunca respondas al necio en conformidad a su necedad, para que no seas tú también como él.”
El significado es obvio: No caigas en la trampa de discutir con alguien algo en que él es ignorante, o es dogmático en su manera de pensar sobre alguna filosofía, política, religión, o modo de razonar. Mi abuela decía, “Mejor que haya un loco y no dos.”

ISAIAH 5:20-21

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
This needs no explanation. God is very clear in what He means.

ISAíAS 5:20-21

“!!Ay de los que a lo malo dicen bueno, y a lo bueno malo; que hacen de la luz tinieblas, y de las tinieblas luz; que ponen lo amargo por dulce, y lo dulce por amargo! !!Ay de los sabios en sus propios ojos, y de los que son prudentes delante de sí mismos!”
No necesita explicación. Dios es muy claro en lo que dice aquí,

ROMANS 8:18

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
What the apostle Paul is telling us is that no matter what we go through in this lifetime it is well worth it because we are going to spend eternity with God, instead of in the lake of fire with the devil and his demons. Will you spend eternity with God?

ROMANOS 8:18

“Pues tengo por cierto que las aflicciones del tiempo presente no son comparables con la gloria venidera que en nosotros ha de manifestarse.”
El apóstol Pablo nos dice que no importa que tan difíciles sean las dificultades que suframos en esta vida, ya que vamos a pasar la eternidad con nuestro Dios, y no con el diablo y sus demonios en el lago de fuego. ¿Vas a pasar la eternidad con Dios?

PROVERB 11:19-21

“As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.”
God loves a righteous person, but dislikes the wicked ones. Be a good person, and it will go well for you on this life, as well as in eternity.

PROBERBIO 11:19-21

“Como la justicia conduce a la vida, así el que sigue el mal lo hace para su muerte. Abominación son a Jehová los perversos de corazón; Mas los perfectos de camino le son agradables. Tarde o temprano, el malo será castigado; Mas la descendencia de los justos será librada.”
Dios ama a los perfectos de camino, pero odia a los perversos. Camina recto en tus caminos, y te irá bien en esta vida y en la venidera

1 THESSALONIANS 5:9-10

“ For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.”
God only wants what is good for us. He wants each and everyone of us to spend eternity with Him. Salvation is free, but it is not automatic. You have to accept Jesus Christ in your life as your Lord and Savior. If you do that, He will forgive all your sins, cleanse you, and allow you to spend eternity with Him, instead of spending it in “the lake of fire” with the devil and his demons.

1 TESALONICENSES 5:9-10

“ Porque no nos ha puesto Dios para ira, sino para alcanzar salvación por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, quien murió por nosotros para que ya sea que velemos, o que durmamos, vivamos juntamente con él.”
Dios solamente quiere lo que es bueno para nosotros. Su deseo es que cada uno de nosotros pasemos la eternidad con él. La salvación es gratis, pero no nos llega automáticamente. Tenemos que aceptar a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador. Si lo haces, Dios perdonará todos tus pecados, te limpiará completamente, y te permitirá que pases la eternidad con él, en vez de pasarla en el lago de fuego con el diablo y sus demonios.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:14-15

“Now we exhort you, brothers, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.”
For obvious reasons the apostle Paul was admonishing the Thessalonians, and it also applies to us here in our country, and in these modern times. We should act in love as much as it is possible to us. We can only do that if we try to be more like Jesus, and less like ourselves or like other human beings who are just out to please themselves.

1 TESALONICENSES 5:14-15

“También les rogamos, hermanos, que amonesten a los ociosos, que alienten a los de poco ánimo, que sostengan a los débiles, que sean pacientes para con todos. Miren que ninguno pague a otro mal por mal; antes sigan siempre lo bueno unos para con otros, y para con todos.”
Por razones obvias el apóstol Pablo estaba amonestando a los tesalonicenses, pero también es para nosotros en este país y en estos tiempos. Debemos actuar cariñosamente siempre y cuando sea posible. Solamente lo podemos lograr si tratamos de ser más como Jesucristo y menos como nosotros o como otros seres humanos quienes sólo viven para satisfacerse.

PHILIPPIANS 4:12-13

“ I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The apostle Paul is exhorting us to be flexible and adjust to the different circumstances knowing that through Christ Jesus just about everything is possible for us. Read Mark 9:23 and 10:27.

FILIPENSES 4:12-13

“Sé vivir humildemente, y sé tener abundancia; en todo y por todo estoy enseñado, así para estar saciado como para tener hambre, así para tener abundancia como para padecer necesidad.
Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece.”
Así como dice el apóstol Pablo debemos ser flexibles y ajustarnos a cualquier circunstancia sabiendo que por medio de Jesucristo todo es posible para nosotros. Lea Marcos 9:23 y 10:27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIVE CHRISTIAN MOVIE SCRIPTS

LEDESMA, RAUL

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SYNOPSIS OF 5 MOVIE SCRIPTS

 

The Little Black Angel

The story starts in 1900 in a hospital in the deep segregated South, where Melinda, a white prejudiced woman who had seen the black people living and working as slaves all her life, gives birth to a black baby girl. She is completely surprised and mad at the same time because she cannot understand why this happened to her.  Immediately because of her hatred for black people, she rejects the child and makes life miserable for her husband, the child and everybody around her. The child turns out to be very sweet and talented, but suffers tremendously because of her mother’s complete indifference and rejection toward her. The only reason the marriage survives is because the husband is extremely benevolent and suffers in silence, not only because his wife rejects the child, but because she also rejects him blaming him for the child’s skin color.  Not being able to keep the secret any longer, Melinda’s mother on her death bed tells Melinda that years ago she had an affair with a black man and that Melinda is the product of that love affair. It takes Melinda completely by surprise knowing that her daughter is black because of her genes and not because of her husband’s.  She cries uncontrollably knowing that instead of being the innocent victim, as she presumed to be for so many years, she had been the guilty one.  As difficult as it is for her because of her character, she makes an attempt to sincerely repent.  She apologizes to her husband and daughter for being so mean to them all those years.  The husband and the daughter, who is now almost an adult, forgive her because all they have been seeking all along is for her to receive their love and to acknowledge them as her family.

 

Love Prevails

The story starts in Hollister, California in 1945 when Mary, a Christian woman, who has been trying to get pregnant for many years, has a dream and in that dream Jesus appears to her and tells her that she is going to have twin boys.  She does not know if it’s only a wishful-thinking dream or if it’s a real one from God. Within the next few months she has more dreams and God tells her to name the children Elijah and Elisha after the two prophets. The children are born and the couple is extremely happy. Then in 1947 many bikers come to town disrupting the peace and quiet of a sleepy town and putting the family in danger.  The movie, “The Wild One,” starring Marlon Brando was based on that. The story stays in Northern California going up to the 1970’s.  It focuses on the Christian upbringing the family gives their twin boys in which they teach them to live entirely by faith.  The first test to challenge their faith comes when the family doctor tells Jack, the father, that he has terminal cancer and that he has only a few months to live. The news is totally unexpected and Jack receives it almost in total disbelief.  He asks himself and God the usual question:  “Why is this happening to me just when everything was going so well?”  Doubts begin to crowd every other thought out of his mind.  Because of unconfessed sin, the demon of cancer has entered his body.

The twins, who are now attending the university, come home for the summer.  As they find out that the father has cancer, they begin to fast and pray with their parents.  One day, Elijah – one of the twins prays over his father.  He rebukes the spirit of cancer, who talks back to him, but has no choice but to come out in the name of Jesus.  Jack, the father, is completely healed leaving the doctor confused as to how he was healed from terminal cancer.

As the boys are returning back to the university ORU the plane crashes, but just before it does the boys pray for God to protect them.  Many passengers die, but as a miracle from God the boys are completely unharmed.   The story ends as both of the boys return home and establish their professional lives.  Good prevails over evil and love prevails over everything else.

 

 

From Spain To Israel

The story starts in 1492 when, because of racial hatred for the Jews because of their refusal to convert to Catholicism,  they are expelled from Spain. They are given three choices; convert to Catholicism, leave the country or be incarcerated. Some of them for not complying are killed or injured by the knights. Then the story continues in the 1920’s when a Jewish family, looking for a place to practice their religion and for better financial opportunities, leaves Spain and moves to Mexico.  In Ensenada, Baja California they succeed for a while as sheep ranchers, but then they encounter violence because the Mexicans have not forgotten that the Spaniards plundered their land.  On top of that, at that time, there are still many wealthy Spaniards raising sheep and paying the Mexican peasants very low wages for taking care of the sheep. The Mexican peasants resent that, but they have no choice since they are extremely poor.  Their child Aviel is taunted and beaten up by Mexican children because they consider him to be a Spaniard who does not belong to the Catholic religion.  The hatred against them grows to the point where the locals burn their house down and want to kill them.  As they see the locals approaching their house at night with torches, they flee for their lives. The family goes to Tijuana where the father is killed by a drunk. Eventually the wife, Chava, remarries.  A Mexican-American pastor, whom she met when they prayed for a dead Mexican child who had been run over by a car and as a result of their faith and prayer God revived him, asked her to marry him. She does and they move to the United States.  Aviel grows up in the United States and having seen hatred against his people most of his life and having seen God perform miracles, becomes a pastor in the US, gets married to a Jewish girl and by God’s will they relocate to Israel in 1948 where they see the birth of a new nation.  Together they start the first Christian church in the new nation of Israel.

The story is very realistic because it does follow history.  It has love, hatred, friendships, family relationships and miracles because of their faith in God.

 

The Unwanted Ones

In 13th century England, a wealthy childless and unbelieving couple who has never heard from God hears from Him through dreams. At first they don’t know what to make of it, but as the dreams keep reoccurring they not only begin to believe and have faith in God, but they take action.   They are told to leave everything behind, to build a cabin in Sherwood Forest, to rescue twelve urchins from the streets of Nottingham and raise them in the woods as if they were their own, teaching them how to become productive Christian citizens by learning to be responsible, by loving themselves, loving others and loving God.  Each individual child as well as each adult goes through the growing process of learning how to live in a primitive environment,  how to work as a team,  who they really are, how to establish a relationship with God, how to grow in faith and how to depend on God for everything. In the process they encounter many challenges that brings out the best or the worst in each one of them. Some of the dangers they overcome are poisonous snakes, dangerous bears and bobcats. Other obstacles are:  Robin Hood and his men, who threaten them, but then become their friends,  hard work and a strong discipline.  Because some of the children are in danger and have not yet fully believed in God, Jesus appears to them to protect them and to let them know that He is real. This not only affirms the faith of the children, but it also reaffirms the faith of the adults, who are also going through the process of learning to live God’s way.

This story has everything:  Doubt, faith, lack of discipline, discipline, love, fear, grit, compassion, danger and much more.

 

God Has No Boundaries

God’s love, protection, forgiveness and authority have no boundaries as it is demonstrated in this story, which deals with a current situation that many families are facing today.  It starts in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico where an American pastor and his wife have made intimate connections with the local Mexican people. Because of the dire situation in Mexico, the pastor and his wife illegally and successfully smuggled a young Mexican family into the US.  If they had been caught they would be facing jail or prison time.  They would be considered “coyotes,” people who smuggle illegal aliens into our country. The young couple comes with two small children.  By borrowing birth certificates from parents of American children who had died, the parents are able to enroll the children in school with fake names. The children adjust quite well, but the parents are forced to live in the shadows, as if they were criminals.  Pastor Bill takes Memo, the Mexican man, to Utah where they are giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. On their way to Utah they find a man who has died in an automobile accident and has gone to hell.  They pray for him, his soul comes back to his body and his injuries are completely healed.  Once Memo has his license, he is able to use a pickup to do yard maintenance work. However, Memo and the family still live in constant fear of being deported. Tito, Memo’s oldest son, asks an American girl to a high school dance.  She goes with him because she likes him, but her grandfather is opposed to the whole thing because he is totally prejudiced against Mexican people, but since her grandmother likes the boy everything turns out OK.  After quite a few years of living in this country, Memo and his wife are caught by immigration officers and are sent to an immigration detention camp near San Diego.  Their two sons, who are now teenagers, with help from the pastor, his congregation and from God manage to get their parents released.

Many Hispanic families are facing similar problems right now.  Families are separated, children are left without their parents, wives are left without husbands and husbands are left without wives.  As long as Mexico, the Central American and the South American countries remain third-world countries the problem will remain.  There are no protagonists or antagonists, but there are many victims on both sides of the border.