Filming the Faith

Can we trust Hollywood with the cross of our Lord?

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Overview

Should Christians support films about Jesus Christ? What criteria could we use to form our response? Will such movies ultimately help or hinder the gospel message? Are they merely another Hollywood attempt at making money at the box office?

Using Christianity Today’s article “Top-Ten Jesus Movies,” we’ll look at the issues surrounding such movies and at what happens when Christianity is portrayed in film.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Leviticus 17:11; Matthew 27:25; Acts 2:22–23; Romans 3:25–30; 1 Corinthians 3:11–14, 18–19; Philippians 1:15–18; Hebrews 12:2; 1 John 2:2

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God’s Spirit is the source of fruitful gospel proclamation.
Teaching point two: The reason for the Cross was the sin of all.
Teaching point three: Though exemplary, the Passion’s essence is sacrificial.
Teaching point four: The suffering comes packaged with glory.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Recommended Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

    • "Top Ten Jesus Movies", by Peter Chattaway

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