Convictions And Calling


Sometimes valor in life comes from the most unexpected places—such as the story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who chose to serve in the army as a medic during World War II. Here is a clip from Hacksaw Ridge (directed by Mel Gibson [Lionsgate, 2016]) where Doss earns the respect of his fellow soldiers in the most amazing way. This could be used to explain the power of Jesus’s personal conviction to bring believers home, and our ability to trust him as the Mighty God who serves us ( (Note: this scene contains graphic violence; be sure to preview in advance to determine appropriateness for your setting.)