Being a Christian, a parent, a good friend, a person of integrity, isn’t a checklist.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is an encyclopedia of what not to do!
Skipping out on responsibilities, stealing, lying, leisure without restraint, demand your friends bow to your every whim or they aren’t a very good friend, etc.
It is also a movie of false truths and expectations:
There are no consequences
Running, hiding, lying are easier than honesty and transparency
It’s possible to fool all the people all the time
The goal of life is to have fun
And if you do it well everyone will like you
Everything always works out
Rules aren’t cool but boring and joy-inhibiting
Parents aren’t cool unless they trust their kids without question
Authority figures aren’t cool unless they neglect their authority
The 10 Commandments are not about bondage but freedom!
You must have no other gods before Me
Revelation 3:20, 2 Corinthians 5:18
You must not make idols
“Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks… bloods, wastoids, dweebies…they all adore him—they think he’s a righteous dude.”
— Grace in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
Every time you are in church the body of Christ is stronger!
Honor your father and your mother
It’s about appreciation and honor
Ephesians 6:1, Ruth 3:5
You must not murder
You must not commit adultery
Fulfill your commitment to your spouse and have a great marriage!
Mark 10:7-9, Proverbs 5:18
You must not steal
2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Leviticus 19:11-13
You must not give false testimony against your neighbor
You must not covet
1 Timothy 6:6-8, Luke 12:15
“Every doctrine is a shorthand.”
– Paul Tripp
(Paul Tripp’s entire article is found here)
If you want to be saved and become a follower of Jesus it’s very simple. Jesus has already done the hard work by dying for our sins. All we have to do is believe Jesus is exactly who He says He is, the Son of God who died for our sins and rose again on the 3rd day. And tell someone. You can tell a spouse, parent, best friend, or you can text us at 205-476-2911. We’d love to hear about it!