Assigned Verses 2018

"168 Signature Speed Films" productions begin with the assignment of the verse. The stones cry out to the filmmakers as they select their filmmaking destiny. The stones (not rocks) bear a hidden Bible verse that is the synopsis for the film to be. It is a special night, the holiest night of the year for our filmmakers.

See this year's assigned verses below. Non-Speed film verses are chosen by the producers.  

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Speed Film Verses for 2018

18s03, Deborah Brown, Nampa, Idaho (Italy)
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV) 
Power of prayer.

18s06, Maureen Cunningham, Irvine, California
Genesis 29:16, 18  Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. ... Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.” NIV
The power wielded by those with riches and beauty.

18s07 Lashunda Smith, Lancaster, California
Exodus 4:14 & 16 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said…  He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. (NIV)
The forbearance of power and God’s provision of an alternative plan.

18s08 Brian Wood, Fort Worth, Texas
John 19:10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” (NIV)
The Power given to the unworthy.

18s10, Michael Head, El Paso, Texas
Exodus 5:14 Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers they had appointed, demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?” (NIV)
Power that is cruel and unreasonable like some employers.

18s14, Mark Baird, Geoergetown, Texas
Job 1:12 (partial) The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” (NIV)
The Power given to Satan, the enemy of all.

18s15, Michael Lugenbuehl, Reseda, California
Numbers 11:16, 17 (partial) The Lord said to Moses: “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders... I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone. (NIV)
Sharing the cost and the weight of Power.

18s18, Kristina Sullivan, North Hollywood, California
Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. NIV
Power of prayer.

18s19, Jason Marsh, Monrovia, California
1 Kings 18:46 The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. (NIV)
Power bestowed in physical gifts wins the race.

18s20, John Lockmer, Los Angeles, California
Joshua 3:15-16 (partial) …Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing… So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. (NIV)
The Power of Faith. Sometimes you have to jump all in.

18s21, Jon Lang, Aliso Viejo, California
Exodus 6:6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. (NIV)
Power that rewards it’s subjects.

18s22, Aaron Ybarra, Leicester, North Carolina
Exodus 4:30-31 Aaron told them everything the Lord had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people, and they believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.
Power that cares produces devotion.

18s23, Deborah Kay, Superior, Arizona
Exodus 7:11-12 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. (NIV)
Powers that compete for the people’s attention.

18s24, Talisha Oliver, Los Angeles, California
Acts 16:25-26 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. (NIV)
Who’s in Power, who’s a prisoner here?

18s25, Serena Travis, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Proverbs 27:17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (NIV)
The Power of fellow believers in your life.

18s26, Joseph Robinson, Carson, California
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death,and those who love it will eat its fruit. (NIV)
The Power of the tongue is a constant problem for humanity.

18s27, Silas Firth, Anchor Point, Alaska
1 Corinthians 4:20-21 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline, or shall I come in love and with a gentle spirit? (NIV)
Power has choices to make.

18s28, Daphne Grayson, Riverside, California
Acts 16:27-28 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” (NIV)
The Power of Mercy, The Mercy of Power.

18s29, Maged Hanna,  (Egypt)
1 Corinthians 1:20-21 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. (NIV)
God asks these questions. Knowledge is Power, but the Power of the cross Is gibberish to a confused and frustrated world

18s30, Khetphet Phagnasay, Fresno, California
Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (NIV)
The Power of scripture over our circumstances.

18s34, Mason Armour, Raleigh, North Carolina
Genesis 37:6-7 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” NIV
The power that foolishly declares itself to it’s subjects.

18s35, Gary Emrick, Newhall, California
Exodus 8:10, 32  “Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said... But this time also Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go. (NIV)
The deceitfulness of Power.

18s36, Diane Butts, Pueblo, Colorado
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (NIV)
Choose the right weapon for the battle.

18s37, Andrew Morehouse, Wildma, California
Exodus 8:5  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your staff over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’” (NIV)
Power that commands nature to affect people.

18s038, Jerusha Petit, Culver City, California
Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (NIV)
The Power of a clean mind and conscience can still troubled waters.

Student Speed Films:

18t05, Laura Hutchison/Nathan Ford, 
Genesis 31:29 I have the power to harm you; but last night the God of your father said to me, ‘Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.’

18t32, Aser Seifu, Ethiopia
Numbers 13:31, 33 (partial) But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” … We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (NIV)
Powerful size and strength commands a fear response.

Non-Speed Film Verses for 2018 (Selected by Producer)

Alumni Films

18u01, Susan Shearer, Hollywood, California
Romans 12:19  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but [a]leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord (NASB)

18u09, Amir Shehata, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, CA
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (KJV)

18u12, Mark Baird, Georgtown, Texas
Proverbs 18:21a The tongue has the power of life and death (NIV)

18u17, Marc Stone, Burbank, California


Pure Animation Films

18a33, Don Wahl, Federal Way, Washington
Ephesians 3: 17b-18 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. (NIV)


18d02, Rita Betti, Superior, Arizona
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (NIV)

18d11, Mark Baird, Georgetown, Texas
2 Corinthians 12:9a But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (NIV)

18d31, Gwen McGee, 
Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. (NIV)



18k13, Mark Baird, Georgetown, Texas
Proverbs 18:21a The tongue has the power of life and death (NIV)

Write of Passage Spotlight

18w028, Daphne Grayson, Riverside, California
Genesis 37:6-7 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” (NIV)


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