Terry and I watched Killing Jesus, the National Geographic rendition of Bill O'Reilly's book last night. Lots of the miraculous was left out -- Bill's books have tended to be very accurate to the historical account. For some reason NatGeo left out some of the significant God-connecting-to-physical-earth-in -a-supernatural-way portions. I'm thinking that was more them than Bill O'Reilly.
As they show Jesus starting his ministry and approaching John for baptism -- it's John trying to convince Jesus that God has this cup for HIM. If Jesus didn't know HE had a heavenly calling, then what was the 12 yr. old Jesus in the temple about, anyway?
When he baptizes Jesus -- there's no voice from Heaven. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THAT PART!
No feeding the 5000.
There are a few healing ones -- mainly the catch of fish to call Peter and reinstate Peter.
There is no angel in the garden coming and ministering to Jesus as HE is praying for the cup to pass.
The sun doesn't darken during those 3 hours of the crucifixion.
The tombs don't open up and the dead walk around in Jerusalem.
The veil of the temple isn't split in two - signifying that now all disciples can have a direct relationship to God.
The angel isn't at the tomb telling them Jesus is risen and He doesn't appear to the disciples.
WHAT I DID LOVE. . .
Was showing Jesus relationship to HIS mother and brothers and their questioning what he was all about --
The Last Supper and HIM washing their feet
Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea - as members of the Jewish ruling council and their defense of him -- how they are interwoven into the back story of it all secretly being his followers.
The scene of Jesus mother wrapping him for burial---
The scenes of the trial and flogging tore at my heart.
That evental Friday that sealed our eternal destiny was horrific --Saturday was a dismal day -- but Resurrection Sunday came.
HE WENT THROUGH ALL THIS SO THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER IN HIS FAMILY.
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