Recently-opened Epic Church in Utica is launching the so- called Join the Rebellion series of sermons to correspond with this months opening of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Lead pastor Tim Kade says the services begin on May 8 and are designed to pull more folks into church by directly relating ideas in the George Lucas films to what God wants for us.
For instance, Kade says the first service, called Unleash the Rebel Within, is about pulling out the very best in ourselves that we never thought was there and is similar to how Skywalker finds his inner hero during a time of tribulation.
Choose the Dangerous Road and Awaken the Mystery are also intended to show the connection between the flicks and Gods plan.
Kade believes Gods writing a story and hopes the Star Wars-themed services will show every person has a role to play.
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