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THE CHOSEN: Episode 2.7: Reckoning

"The Time Has Come"

Quality:
Content: +4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
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What You Need To Know:

The “Reckoning” episode of THE CHOSEN on VidAngel tells about the opposition that’s starting to face Jesus and His disciples. Jesus is taken to a local Roman leader for questioning. After Jesus leaves, the disciples argue about how to respond. While following Gaius and Jesus to the place where Jesus was taken, Andrew and Philip encounter two old friends. Meanwhile, two Jewish Pharisees seek information about Jesus’ miracles to use against him.

The “Reckoning” episode of THE CHOSEN is beautifully written, acted and directed as it prepares viewers for the delivery of the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus. The episode promotes prayer, overcoming fear and doing God’s will rather than our own, even in the face of present and future trouble and opposition. Jesus beautifully parries the questions the local Roman leader has for him. Later, Jesus starts teaching the disciples about saying the Lord’s Prayer. “Prayer is the first step in getting the heart and the mind right,” Jesus tells them. He tells them they must learn to pray in both good times and bad. “Reckoning” is very inspiring.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical worldview stresses prayer, overcoming fear, doing God’s will rather than our own, and the greatness of God the Father, and Jesus tells His disciples to pray in both good times and bad times and starts teaching them the Lord’s Prayer and wants Matthew to write down his upcoming planned Sermon on the Mount

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
No actual violence, but Roman soldier does threaten two men with a sword, and a Roman leader tells Jesus he doesn’t want to have to kill him

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:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

The “Reckoning” episode of THE CHOSEN, Season Two, is about the opposition that’s now starting to face Jesus and His disciples, with a Roman official questioning Jesus and two Jewish Pharisees seeking information about Jesus’ Sabbath miracles. The “Reckoning” episode of THE CHOSEN is beautifully written, acted and directed and stresses prayer, overcoming fear, doing the will of God even in the face of opposition, and the greatness of God the Father.

Streaming on VidAngel, the episode opens with Jesus preparing to give the Sermon on the Mount, with Jesus instructing the disciples to make sure the event goes smoothly. He sends Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John to fish for food while he prepares his sermon. Peter and the others throw rocks to see who gets to go back and listen to Jesus while the other two must remain and fish.

Meanwhile, the Romans are on the move as they prepare to bring Jesus in for questions. Atticus, a Roman spy, meets with Quintus, the regional Legislator. Atticus informs him of the movements of Jesus along with the different miracles he personally witnessed Jesus do. This leads Quintus to pair him with Gaius, originally Matthew’s personal guard, to bring Jesus before him.

Meanwhile, Peter and Andrew have a heart to heart talk as Peter tries to console his brother, Andrew, who’s fearful that John the Baptist’s arrest will also happen to Jesus. Peter reassures his brother that it’s impossible since Jesus is the Messiah, and that they should continue with the job they were tasked to do, fish. As Andrew turns to get another net ready Peter looks up to see Roman soldiers headed to arrest Jesus.

Jesus goes willingly with Gaius to be questioned by Quintus in the city. After Jesus leaves, the disciples lose control as they argue about how to respond. While following Gaius and Jesus to the place where Jesus was taken, Andrew and Philip encounter two old friends. Meanwhile, two Jewish Pharisees seek information about Jesus’ miracles to use them against him.

“Reckoning” is about the opposition that’s starting to face Jesus and those who follow him. It shows the support that those who want to bring down Jesus are gaining. As Jesus’ fame continues to grow, the interest of lesser men also grows. The episode superbly depicts the disparity between what man thinks versus how Jesus thinks and sees things.

The “Reckoning” episode of THE CHOSEN is beautifully written, acted and directed as it prepares viewers for the delivery of the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus. The episode promotes prayer, overcoming fear and doing God’s will rather than our own. Jesus beautifully parries the questions Quintus has for him while an amused Atticus watches. In the end, Quintus is amused by Jesus and sees no serious threat in him, even though Jesus tells Quintus he can’t promise him that he won’t create more spectacles, draw more crowds or “meddle.” Later, Jesus starts teaching the disciples about saying the Lord’s Prayer. “Prayer is the first step in getting the heart and the mind right,” Jesus tells them. He also tells them they must learn to pray all the time, in both good times and bad. “Reckoning” is very inspiring.