Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ... Movie Preview and a chance to win tickets!!

God loves us before our sin, after our sin, also during our sin. And a lot of people said, "NO, God doesn't have that kind of grace. God doesn't have that kind of big heart." Yes, He does. He loves us.  ~Jim Caviezel.

Overview

Title: PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST
Genre: drama

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1:40
Release date: 3/23/18
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment/ AFFIRM Films
Cast: 
  • Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest)
  • Paul: James Faulkner ("Downton Abbey", Game of Thrones)
  • Priscilla: Joanne Whalley ("A.D. The Bible Continues") 
  • Aquilla: John Lynch (The Secret Garden)

About

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.
Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

Themes

  • Grace: Where sin abounds, grace abounds more.
  • Love: Love is the only way.
  • Transformation and redemption: From Saul to Paul.
  • Mercy: Nobody is beyond God’s mercy.
  • Perseverance amidst persecution.



My Preview


I have to say that I am pretty excited about seeing this movie after viewing the trailers and behind the scene clips. I love that Andrew Hyatt, writer, and director of this movie along with his crew worked hard to create a movie that looks and feels authentic, both culturally and spiritually. 

Hyatt gives us a glimpse of what is happening at the end of Paul's life, during his second imprisonment and martyrdom under Nero. 

                  Only Luke is with me. 2 Timothy 4:11(a)
Luke comes to Paul in prison and he helps Paul get his message to the world...to give hope to the community of Christ followers...to hold fast to the faith no matter what dangers they face. 

It seems that this would be a great movie to spark open dialogue with your friends about what it means to be a believer in today's cultural climate and how that compares to the persecution of Christ followers during the birth of the early church. 


This movie strives to show the reality of Paul's life and the turbulent times in which he lived. Paul was a very flawed human being, not unlike you and I. Even Paul said of himself that he was the worst of sinners. 


Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners ... of whom I am the worst. 1 Timothy 1:15 (NIV)
In spite of this, or perhaps because of it, God chose to use Paul for His own good purposes. God loves to use our weaknesses to show His strength. Paul championed this teaching. In fact, his life was a beautiful illustration of this. 

Saul the persecutor, became Paul the persecuted. The man who killed Christians became a man who loved Christ and His people ... a man who strove to advance the gospel of Christ, to proclaim the resurrection, to teach and work alongside fellow believers. A man who ultimately gave up his life to gain his life. In his own words: 

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. ~Paul, Philippians 1:21 (NIV)  

In theaters nationwide March 23, 2018. Watch the trailer...



Get tickets now! Check here to see if it is showing in your area: https://tickets.paulmovie.com



Here's the fun news! I have a giveaway! Enter to win two Free Fandango Tickets to see the movie. Make sure it is showing in your area. If you win, you will receive the electronic tickets by email!
U.S. residents only...sorry. 

HURRY!! CONTEST ENDS  March 19th!


(As a Featured Contributor of Collide Media Group: "Paul, Apostle of Christ" Influencer Program, I offer my honest opinion. I am not monetarily compensated, but I get to run the free ticket contest at the end of each movie post and I receive two tickets for myself. So that's a possible win for you and a win-win for me)! 

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