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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Family Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
A thrilling spectacle about a man ravaged by betrayal, gripped by vengeance, and restored by Christ.
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 and your family 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
(Romans 12:17 19; Matthew 5:38 41; Psalm 9:7 9; Luke 6:37; Psalm 103:8 12)
--God s Providence
(Isaiah 46:9 11; 2 Peter 3:8 9)
--Jesus the Nazarene
(Isaiah 53:2 6; Matthew 4:23 25; 7:28 29; 16:13 16; Luke 23:34)
As the Credits Roll
Ben-Hur (MGM, 1959), rated G.
Photo © Copyright MGM
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