Amazing Grace

The true story of William Wilberforce’s fight against slavery.

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In 1797, there were 11 million African slaves. Most people found the practice acceptable. In the minority, however, was William Wilberforce, an elected Member of Parliament who toiled for years to abolish slavery in Britain. Fueled by his faith, the “Conscience of Parliament” persevered and made history.

Now, on the 200th anniversary of the slave trade’s abolition in Britain, comes a movie chronicling Wilberforce’s fight. This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. What does it mean to say that Christianity leads to both spiritual meditation and social action? Can any profession be used for ministry? And why do we often need to personally witness injustice to take action?

Discussion Guide

    • Movie Summary

    • Discussing the Scenes

—Action, Not Just Meditation
(James 1:27; Acts 10:4; Matthew 25:34–40; James 2:8; Proverbs 31:8–9; Luke 10:25–37; Acts:11:27–30; James 1:22-25; 2:15–18)
—What Is Ministry?
(1 Peter 2:5–12; 2 Timothy 4:1–5)
—Seeing Is Believing?
(John 20:24–29; Hebrews 11:1–3)
    • As the Credits Roll

Based On

Amazing Grace (Walden Media, 2007), directed by Michael Apted, Rated (PG).

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