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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
Can we trust Hollywood with the cross of our Lord?
Should Christians support Mel Gibson s blood-soaked film about Christ s final 12 hours on earth? What criteria could we use to form our response? Will this movie ultimately help or hinder the gospel message? Is The Passion of the Christ merely another Hollywood attempt at a box-office blockbuster?
Using CHRISTIANITY TODAY s recent article Mel Gibson s Passion, we ll look at the issues surrounding The Passion movie and about 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
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
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
The Passion of Mel Gibson, by David Neff (2004)
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