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Lent is ending in a few weeks and this is a great opportunity to dig a little deeper into Scripture as we prepare our hearts for Easter. I am still digging through short daily readings to help guide me this Lent. However, I also like to add movies or TV productions that fully embrace the faith as well.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is one such film that I have put on my calendar to enjoy when it releases in theaters on Friday, 3/23/18.
About Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.
Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
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Themes found in Paul, Apostle of Christ
Grace: Where sin abounds, grace abounds more.
- Love: Love is the only way.
- Transformation and redemption: From Saul to Paul.
- Mercy: Nobody is beyond God’s mercy.
- Perseverance amidst persecution.
Watch the Trailer for Paul, Apostle of Christ
My Initial Thoughts on Paul, Apostle of Christ
After watching the trailer multiple times as well as a few segments I was provided, I can honestly say that I am excited to see this film. As much as I gain from reading Scripture, there is something so powerful about seeing it brought to life on the big screen.
I was blown away by Jim Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ. Seeing he was starring in this film definitely got me interested at the start.
He and the other cast members provide a wonderful portrayal of this historic figures who have had such an impact upon Christians for thousands of years.
While digging around the movie site, I found a page of audios/videos narrated by James Faulkner that allows you to journey through the Letters of Paul during Lent. Several are unlocked while others will be available as Lent continues to progress. I highly recommend checking it out.
With Easter just a few weeks away, this film is really timed perfectly for people to visit their local theater and be inspired. Through the film, you will be immersed in a story of the last days of Paul’s life and Luke’s hand in writing the Acts of the Apostles.
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