The following is the message outline I gave in January about “The Chosen.” For those who have not yet seen it, there are no spoilers. For those who have seen part or all of it, you will know what I’m talking about!
“THE CHOSEN: WITH NO SPOILERS!”
Isaiah 43:1; Matthew 5:3-10
*Frankie’s Place—Beer and Wine
10 am Sundays
Where Jesus would go on Sunday mornings
*What the two series are about: biblically-based yet creative development
of the characters of Jesus, disciples, religious leaders, Romans,
and others. [See the back of the bulletin.]
*Connects the dots in many ways that Bible-readers have not thought of.
- JESUS IS THE CHOSEN ONE
- DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTERS
- One with high-functioning autism
- Another with fear—Isaiah 43:1
- Nicodemus—including John 3.
- Jesus has a sense of humor (see Elton Trueblood, The Humor of Christ)
Matthew 7:1-5; 23:24
Good Samaritan—Luke 10:25-37. Bailey on narrowness of Jericho road.
Sermon on the Mount
/How Jesus organizes it
/Beatitudes—Matthew 5:3-12. Jesus sees faces of followers in mind’s eye.
Insight into two “Blessed are you when you are persecuted.”
- OTHER INSIGHTS
- Backsliding—mercy shown. Maria at Welk.
- Woman at the well—John 4
- Jesus accepts us where we are; but He loves us too much to leave us there.
- YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD
- Christian=Christ one/little Christ. Acts 11:26
- Many are called, but few are chosen. The invitation is universal
- God has called you, chosen you, sanctified you, justified you
Jessie and Frankie told about “The Chosen”
Where does Jesus want you to be?
His is calling and sending you to your family, your neighbors, your community,
And the world, to let them know that
EXPLANATION FROM DALLAS JENKINS ON “THE CHOSEN”
“The Chosen is based on the true stories of the gospels of Jesus Christ. Some locations and timelines have been combined or condensed. Backstories and some characters or dialogue have been added.
However, all biblical and historical context and any artistic imagination are designed to support the truth and intention of the Scriptures. Viewers are encouraged to read the gospels.
The original names, locations and phrases have been transliterated into English for anything spoken.”