A thrilling spectacle about a man ravaged by betrayal, gripped by vengeance, and restored by Christ.
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Ben Hur is a tale of the turbulent life of a man of wealth in first-century Judea, betrayed by a friend to toil at the oar of a ship, while his mother and sister are unjustly imprisoned. Ben-Hur is a man whose heroism while a slave leads to his adoption by a Roman commander. He forsakes position for revenge but is helpless to allay the suffering of those he loves. He is overwhelmed by the anguish of life, but he finds a man greater than himself, who gives new life.
This study guide will help you discuss some of the major themes of Ben-Hur. How does forgiveness succeed when vengeance fails? How can we wait for God with faith and hope? What is it like to encounter Jesus?
Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*
(Romans 12:1719; Matthew 5:3842; Psalm 9:79; Luke 6:37; Psalm 103:812)
(Isaiah 46:911; 2 Peter 3:89)
Jesus the Nazarene
As the Credits Roll
(Isaiah 42:14; 53:19; Matthew 4:2325; 7:2829; 16:1316; Luke 23:34)
Ben Hur (MGM, 1959), rated G.
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