We were all born to die, is there really no escape? God doesn’t let down a rescue-rope, he sends a cannonball! Watch to find out more.

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Shot from the heart of heaven, like a cannonball, Jesus enters human history

This animated rap video dramatically communicates the hope the gospel brings humanity. The Christian message confronts us with the murky depths of a problem we usually try to ignore: Life is a terminal condition; everyone alive is perishing.

We desperately search for a rope to haul us to safety, but God sends a cannonball. Jesus comes down into the pit, to the very heart of our ruin, but his life is plotted on a completely different trajectory to ours. He's heading for the cross.

Like a cannonball, he blasts a hole through our mortality and sin, and emerges into eternal life. He doesn't just dangle us a bit of rope, he completely obliterates the danger. The path to Easter Sunday is through Good Friday.

Here's a helpful explanation from Glen Scrivener about his thinking behind this video.  Possible Discussion Questions 

  • The rap talks about being "born into quicksand", what does that mean?
  • What difference does Jesus’s death and resurrection make? How much impact does it have on your life?


Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Script Glen Scrivener
Music by Josh Lucas
Vocals Guvna B
Artwork Alex Webb-Peploe
Animated by Sam Kwan
Animated by Sam Orr

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This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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