Apostle Peter and The Last Supper – Movie Review

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Dear readers,

This is a sad but glorious movie. It takes place in a Roman prison cell. Peter, the old man is waiting for his execution at the hands of Roman soldiers.

Apostle Peter and The Last Supper67AD- The Emperor Nero Decreed That The Followers Of Jesus Christs Be Hunted And Persecuted For Their Beliefs.

The leaders of this new faith were sought above the rest as rebels against the empire. Imprisoned for being of Jesus Christ. A religious fanatic. Simon Peter of Galilee, the Fisherman.

Peter Prays in his cell

Peter Prays In His Prison Cell

Peter is in the Roman prison and prays, “Father thank you for this chance to suffer for you. Thy will be done.”

Martinian, the Guard, wants to question Peter about Jesus.

Processus, the other guard on duty, catches them talking but agrees not to report the transgression.

Later a demon visits Peter in his cell. Tempts him. Peter rebukes him with scripture.

Martinian the Roman guard

Martinian The Roman Guard

Martinian continues his interview with Peter about Jesus… Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one gets to the Father but through Me”… He had power over storms. Healed the lepers. Made the dead rise… I knew him as a man… Peter remembers when he first met Jesus, the man….

Jesus said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Peter. Who do people say that I am?”

James answered, “John the Baptist, or Elijah, mostly a prophet.”

Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”

Peter replied, “You are the Christ, The Son of the Living God.”

Jesus

Jesus

They witnessed as Jesus healed many people including his mother-in law.

While in his prison cell, Peter hears a rooster crow. It reminds him of when he denied Jesus three times. He was instantly saddened.

The other guard, Processus, continues the interview. Both guards are becoming more and more intrigued about Jesus as Peter speaks.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

As both guards listen, Peter tells the story of the Last Supper. ..They all sat at the table. Laughing. Talking. Because Jesus was still with them. Jesus entered the room. He sat. Prayed. “This is my body. It is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” He passed the bread around to the disciples.

“Drink from this cup all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Afterwards, Jesus washes the disciples feet. Then announces a traitor in their midst. A betrayer.

Satan the deceiver had entered into Judas. Promised him great riches for his betrayal. Later, Jesus forgave Judas.

Judas hung himself in the presence of the same demon that was repeatedly in Peter’s cell tempting him.

Jesus on the crossIn the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is captured by the Roman soldiers.

Jesus was crucified.

Martinian now understands that Jesus sacrificed himself for all mankind’s sins. Even his.

Peter saw the empty tomb. The Risen Lord. Peter walked with Him. Talked with Him. Ate with Him. He Is Alive!

Martinian’s wife, Novella, confesses she has already accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and received his forgiveness for her sins. She wants Peter’s blessing.

Peter Praising God

Simon Peter Praising God For The Saved Souls

Processus and Martinian both accepted Jesus’s forgiveness for their sins and declared him Lord that day.

Novella received Peters blessing for her body so she might have a child.

Saul of Tarsus is being brought into the prison.

Simon Peter says, “Take me to Jesus. I can’t bear to be away from my Lord another minute.” The guards painfully escort Peter to his execution.

The Risen Lord

The Risen Lord, Jesus. With His Disciples. Before He Ascended

Jesus says, “Peace I leave you. My peace I give you. Not as the world gives it, for in this world you will have many troubles. But take heart for I have overcome this world. I am the way. I am the truth. I am the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Everyone who asks will receive. He who seeks will find. To him who knocks the door will be opened. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid. Remain in my love. Again I say, remain in my love. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.

The End.

This was a very sad story with a glorious lining. Peter’s life came to an end. The Apostle Paul was next to be executed. Processus and Martinian both received Jesus as Lord and savior and had their sins forgiven.

I hope you enjoyed my review of Apostle Peter and The Last Supper.

My rating: 5 stars

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

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SON of GOD – Movie Review

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Dear Friends,

Recently I had the pleasure of watching the movie, SON of GOD. This is John’s story, from his Gospel of John; he narrates his own story.

Inspiring Movie about Jesus' Life

Inspiring Movie about Jesus’ Life

The movie begins with John1:1. In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. He was with God…In the beginning. He was there in paradise with Adam and Eve; the fall of man. He was there with Noah…In the great flood. He was there with Abraham when he was chosen. “Abraham,” God said. “I will make you a father of many nations.” He was there when Moses led our people out of Egypt. “I will be with you,” God said. He was the light shining in the darkness. Jesus is that light. And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

John; Writer of The Gospel of John

John; Writer of The Gospel of John

John introduces himself. He is one of Jesus’ followers. “After what I saw, how could I not be?” John of the Gospel. John’s story; The Roman soldiers are collecting taxes. Occupied and oppressed—Jerusalem. Crucifixion is everyday and commonplace.  A new governor, Pontius Pilate is in power.

Jesus walked across the rock hills toward the Sea of Galilee as Peter fished below. Peter is frustrated due to another day of no fish. Jesus walks through the water, and with Peter’s help, climbs into his boat. After Jesus waved his almighty, loving hand in the water, fish from the sea gathered around Peter’s boat. He quickly filled the small, primitive schooner.  In bewilderment, Peter asked, “How did this happen?”

Peter- The Fisherman

Peter- The Fisherman

Jesus replies, “Come with me Peter. I will make you fishers of Men.” As Jesus continued his ministry, the numbers grew. All who heard his preaching were amazed at his wisdom and felt his power. Scores of people quickly became followers.

After healing the paralyzed man and forgiving his sins, a jealous Rabbi who witnessed the miracle confronts Jesus. “Jesus replies, “The Son of Man has authority to forgive sins.”  In turn, the Rabbi threatens Jesus with charges of blasphemy.

Matthew soon becomes a follower and Jesus feeds five thousand.  Afterward, Jesus performs one miracle after another.

Matthew- The Tax Collector

Matthew- The Tax Collector

After raising Lazarus from the dead, he declares himself the Messiah that Isaiah prophesied about. He tells his Mother, “It has begun.”

Jesus and his followers journey to Jerusalem for the festival of Passover. Jesus enters the city on a donkey. He goes to the temple and overturns the tables due to merchants selling goods.

The Roman Government plots against him. He declares, “To see the kingdom of God, you must be born again. You must be reborn. Not in the flesh, but in a spirit. The Holy Spirit.”

Soon, the arrest of Jesus is ordered. Jesus has visions of Judas betraying him and his death on the cross. He has the Last Supper  with his disciples. Communion/Eucharist is created.  He gives thanks and hands them bread then wine. “This is my body…This is my blood…Eat and drink…Remember me.”

The Last Supper- Communion Eucharist

The Last Supper- Communion Eucharist

Judas betrays Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane—with a kiss. He is captured. Later, the Supreme Court of Elders tried and convicted him. Their judgment; guilty of blasphemy and threatening to destroy the temple. Their sentence—death by crucifixion.

Caiaphas and the high priests talk to Pontius Pilate.  Barabbas goes free and Pilate orders the execution. As Jesus is whipped; Judas hangs himself.

During the crucifixion, Pilate says to his wife, “Jesus will be forgotten in a week.”

Pontius Pilate- Rome's Governor

Pontius Pilate- Rome’s Governor

Jesus was in agony while hanging on that brutal cross, in the blistering sun. Later as dark, thick clouds rolled overhead, he said, “It is finished.” After more time, Jesus said, “Father…into your hands I commend my spirit.”  While hanging on that terrible cross, Jesus Dies! Later, after being taken down from the cross, and the crown of thorns removed, Jesus’ lifeless body is prepared and sealed in a tomb. Jesus’ family and followers are devastated, heartbroken,  and lost. Their friend, family member, and Messiah is dead. What went wrong?

Three days later, Mary Magdalene found the tomb empty and Jesus’ body missing. Jesus is Alive!

Jesus before and crucifixion

Jesus’ crucifixion and before

Later Peter starts the first church. Jesus appears and shows them his nail scarred hands.

Forty Days Later; Jesus tells a crowd of believers about the Holy Spirit and ascends to Heaven. Peter said, “We have work to do.” He became their new leader. “On this rock, I will build my church,” Jesus said previously.

John continues his story while in exile. But in the light there was darkness. Persecuted for our preaching, all of the disciples died for our cause.  Except one. I must live out my days in exile. Alone. One day, I hope to see my friends again for they are with our Lord.

John reminisces about Jesus. The people today- they called you king. They think you are the Messiah. “Who do you think I am?” Jesus asked.

Jesus - The Eternal Savior

Jesus – The Eternal Savior

Peter replied, “You are the Son of God.”

Jesus says, “I am coming soon. May the grace of the Lord be with all God’s people.”

The movie ends. As the credits roll, and we see short videos from the movie, Ceelo Green performs “Mary, Did You Know?”

Speaking as someone who has studied God’s Word my entire life, I can say this movie was very accurate. A few things were left out and others moved around a bit, but that is to be expected.

This movie is perhaps the best telling of Jesus and his life that I’ve ever seen. I literally didn’t want it to end. My heart was full of joy as I watched Jesus on screen. I felt emptiness and despair when he died and later ascended. He was gone. I can’t imagine the heartache at the actual moment in time.

This is my review of the mega movie smash hit, Son of God. Watch the movie yourself. I promise you will be moved.

My rating: 5 stars

Thanks for stopping by.

J.A. Ireland