Skip to comments.5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!]
Posted on 08/03/2012 3:34:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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First of all, thank you for your service to our nation.
Second, yes, I have seen that movie. If there was one word to describe the performance, I would deem it "powerful" as well. When I first was thinking about becoming a Christian (and by that I mean actually praying the sinner's prayer and accepting Jesus Christ), there were many, many barriers in my way.
I had purchased a VHS copy of the movie "Jesus of Nazareth." Incredible film.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli (who is an amazing film maker), and with roles byAnne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino, Ian Holm, Olivia Hussey, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, James Mason, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Fernando Rey, Ralph Richardson, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, and Michael York. ( a little Wikipedia help there - I don't have them all memorized). However, these were some of the greatest actors and actresses of this century. There is no way this was a coincidence.
When I finally, finally broke down and gave myself to Jesus, I would watch this movie again, and again. My favorite scenes were the parable of the prodigal son, and when Christ gave the blind man sight.
Christ then came to me in my soul, and I met this same man as the one on screen, but better. He knew me, He forgave me. He restored me.
It was the most profound thing that ever happened to me.
Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Luke 12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
Luke 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
John 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
John 15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
John 15:25 But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
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