Monday, December 04, 2006

The Nativity Story

Hollywood doesn’t to the Christian faith many favors. However, I highly recommend seeing The Nativity Story. We took a large group from our church to see the movie on Saturday afternoon. Everyone was very glad that they saw the movie. To be sure, we all know the biblical account of Jesus’ birth—so the story doesn’t have anything “new” in it. So what does this film have to offer a 21st century Christian? The answer is simple: historical perspective.

The film does an excellent job of showing what life in the first century was like. The picture showed their houses, making olive oil, the threat of the Roman, the difficulty of travel, the scarcity of water, etc.


When the moving comes out on DVD our church will definitely get it for our church library.

3 Comments:

At 6:21 PM , Blogger Quotidian Grace said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the movie. I've been wondering whether or not to go see it!

 
At 10:15 AM , Anonymous steve said...

The film does an excellent job of showing what life in the first century was like. The picture showed their houses, making olive oil, the threat of the Roman, the difficulty of travel, the scarcity of water...

...and the fact that first century Jews did not look like modern day Europeans...oh, nevermind.

 
At 11:21 AM , Blogger Pastor Lance said...

Steve,
The movie isn't perfect. It can be a good teaching tool. It was amazing how many of our folks had no idea what a first century town in the Holy Land would look like. For years, I have talked about how difficult the journey to Bethlehem would have been for Mary and Joseph. Some people finally "got it" by seeing it on the big screne (my teaching may not have been a clear as it could have been).

Like I said, the movie isn't perfect.

 

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