Have you ever seen a movie with a good plot twist? There is nothing like that first viewing. There is a moment where you deny that there was a twist in the plot, then you get angry that you didn't see it coming, but you begin to accept it as you put the pieces together. Finally, you sit in your movie seat longer than usual and watch the credits roll by like the movie is going to have a Marvel-esque after credits scene. Alas, there is no after-credit sequence. You are sitting there because your mind has exploded.
AMC did an online poll for the greatest movie plot twists of all time. While far from scientific, I thought it was pretty legit. I'm going to share with you the top five, and if you've seen the movies, you'll probably remember the feeling you got the moment the twist hit you.
Warning: I will not spoil the twists in these movies, but even knowing there is a twist can be a spoiler unto itself. If you haven't seen them, skip down to the part where I connect this to Jesus and church tomorrow.
- The Sixth Sense
- The Usual Suspects
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
What's your favorite plot-twist?
While all those are great, there was a greater real-life plot twist. This plot twist is the mystery Paul talks about in our passage tomorrow.
I have become its servant, according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. Colossians 1:25–26
For Paul, the mystery that was once hidden but is now revealed to the world was not an idea, a mere object, or a future existence. When Paul refers to "the mystery" in Colossians 1 and 2, he is referring to a person: Jesus Christ. It is the mystery of Christ that propels us toward joy in times of pain, Christian maturity in times of stagnation, and provides us with a community that we can flourish in while we're living out our gospel mission.
Join us tomorrow at Curley K-8 (493 Centre St., Jamaica Plain) at 10:30 AM as we worship together and explore the mystery of Christ. We'd love to have you, and bring a friend along!
Community Groups Launch!
Love Jesus and get connected. One of the best ways to get connected at Mosaic is to join one of our life-giving community groups. We're launching them all over the neighborhood this week! Check out our community group page at JP's website for more info, and email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Food is a good thing, and it's biblical! The first-century church often ate together as worship. We want to be biblical and we like good food. So, we're going to have our first church potluck lunch Sunday, November 5. If you're new to potlucks, simply bring one of your favorite dishes to share with everyone. If everyone brings enough for themselves and their family, we'll have plenty of food. Look for a sign-up soon.
Have you recently become a Christian and want to be baptized?We're in the middle of planning a baptism service, we' love to talk to you more and hear your story. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Trunk R Treat at Curtis Hall (Oct. 31, 4-7PM)
We're really excited to host Trunk R' Treat at Curtis Hall this Halloween. To volunteer, you have to fill out a Boston Cori/Sori form (We have them available). You can also help by donating candy (Including peanut free) or allergy sensitive small trinket toys for our teal pumpkins (pencils, small toys, stickers, ect.)