Have you ever felt like your life as a Christian has been a hard one? One that no matter what you do, how faithful you are, it just doesn’t seem like it is going your way — not in the least? When all seemed lost, Paul too began to feel as though God had forgotten about him. But Luke risked his life to help him remember that he is, by far, not forgotten! No believer is Christ is! Despite persecution and peril, they [Luke and Paul] shared Jesus’ message of love, redemption and forgiveness with a small community of believers who in turn, took it to the whole world.
We are Forgiven, Not Forgotten
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.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is a story we all need to see and hear with our own ears. It is a visually stunning, historically-based film that brings to life the story of Paul, who went from becoming the most notorious persecutor of the Church to its most powerful proponent among the nations outside Judea.
Two themes found in Paul, Apostle of Christ, are relevant today: First, we are surrounded by evil, which can strike suddenly and without cause. Second, we can all learn from Paul and Luke that Love is the only answer.
Before you Watch:
Take your Church with you! The writer and Director Andrew Hyatt did everything possible to be sure this film is biblically accurate AND scripture was the only reference used to write the script. Further, pastors and scholars screened the film first to be certain there were no additional changes. You won’t regret bringing your entire congregation with you!
Bonus Materials to inspire you to get to know Paul and Luke like never before!!! You can read and download the Church Leader Packet and Discussion Guide from the Resources Page—-> HERE and read/listen to the Letters from Paul—->HERE!
The MPAA has rated the film PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images
Running time is 1:47 min
In Theaters Nationwide Week Before Easter Friday, March 23, 2018.