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THE CHOSEN: Episode 2.3: Matthew 4:24

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Content: +3 Some minor questionable elements.
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What You Need To Know:

In the “Matthew 4:24” episode of THE CHOSEN, Jesus stays up late to perform miracles on the sick and injured. Visitors have traveled from far and wide as Jesus’ fame continues to grow. At night the Apostles tell stories about their pasts and how they’ve grown since meeting Jesus. Mary tells the story about the birth of Jesus, but tension erupts between Matthew and Simon Peter later. Peter says he can’t forgive Matthew for turning against his own people by becoming a Roman tax collector.

“Matthew 4:24” is extremely engaging and expands the plot as viewers learn more about the Apostles’ pasts. The script highlights positive Christian messages throughout the episode, such as studying the Scriptures, faith, miracles, compassion, patience, and forgiveness. For example, Philip recites verses from the Psalms, Philip tells the Apostles it’s impossible to be holy without Jesus, and Jesus heals the sick and injured. Also, Mary washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus is patient despite performing miracles late into the night, and Simon Peter discusses the importance of love. There are no questionable elements in “Matthew 4:24” of THE CHOSEN.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical worldview retells the events of the New Testament, and the miracles that Jesus performed during His ministry, and stresses studying the scriptures, faith, compassion, patience, forgiveness, Philip recites verses from the Book of Psalms, Philip tells the disciples it’s impossible to be holy without Jesus, Jesus heals the sick and injured, the Virgin Mary washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus is patient despite performing miracles late into the night, and Simon Peter discusses the importance of love

Foul Language:
No foul language, but vomit is mentioned

Violence:
No violence (one disciple’s hand bleeds but it isn’t shown)

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
No miscellaneous immorality.

More Detail:

In the episode “Matthew 4:24” of THE CHOSEN, Jesus performs miracles for visitors into the late night, and the Apostles reflect on their own personal stories around a fire. The episode “Matthew 4:24” is thoughtful and engaging. The script highlights positive Christian messages about scripture, faith, miracles, compassion, patience, and forgiveness throughout the episode. While most of the episode is dialogue between the Apostles, it reflects on how they’ve grown into their faith and changed by meeting Jesus.

The episode begins by Philip telling Matthew the verses to study from the Torah. Matthew observes and documents the events surrounding Jesus, insinuating that he’s already writing the Gospel of Matthew. A line of 50 people waits for Jesus to heal them, and the line grows larger into the late night.

John the Apostle questions how many people would believe in the Messiah if he wasn’t performing miracles. As the sun goes down, Mary, the mother of Jesus, arrives to the camp to prepare dinner. After eating, a group of the disciples gather around the fire to take turns talking about their past lives.

Mary discusses the birth of Jesus, and how for a moment she had doubts that he was “the chosen one.” Eventually, as He grew, she began to understand how He would change the world and was like no other child.

In the last scene, tensions erupt between Simon and Matthew. Simon screams he can’t forgive Matthew for turning against his own people by becoming a tax collector. Although Matthew is trying to change and come into faith, Simon doesn’t trust him.

During their argument, Jesus walks into the camp exhausted and barely standing. Mary runs to his side to take off his shoes and to wash his feet. Jesus prays to God and goes to bed, leaving the disciples ashamed of their hostile behavior.

“Matthew 4:24” is extremely engaging and expands the plot as the viewers learn more about the Apostles’ pasts. The script highlights positive Christian messages such as studying the Scriptures, faith, miracles, compassion, patience, and forgiveness throughout the episode. For example, Philip recites verses from Psalms, Philip tells the disciples it’s impossible to be holy without Jesus, and Jesus heals the sick and injured. Also, Mary washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus is patient despite performing miracles late into the night, and Simon Peter discusses the importance of love. There are no questionable elements in the “Matthew 4:24” episode of THE CHOSEN.