"Rest for Your Soul"
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THE CHOSEN SEASON 3 FINALE has some of the most spectacular, dramatic scenes of the whole series. It includes the feeding of the 5,000 and the incident where Jesus walks on the water to the apostles, whose boat is being pummeled by a storm on the Sea of Galilee. The finale also includes many inspiring insights by Jesus taken directly from Scripture, including Chapter 11 of Matthew’s gospel. The performances in THE CHOSEN, in the Season 3 finale, continue to be superb.
THE CHOSEN SEASON 3 FINALE is a theatrical presentation of the last two episodes of Season 3, Number 7 and 8, where Peter struggles with his faith in the wake of his wife, Eden’s, miscarriage while Jesus travels to the eastern part of Galilee to deal with some disruptions between Jews and Gentiles living there after two of the apostles preached there. This movie version has some of the most spectacular, powerful and dramatic scenes of the whole series, with many inspiring insights by Jesus taken directly from Scripture.
The finale opens with the Jews celebrating Purim, the delivery of Israel from the evil Haman in the Book of Esther. Simon Peter, however, isn’t celebrating. He’s angry at God for letting his wife, Eden, suffer a miscarriage.
Meanwhile, Philip and Simon’s brother, Andrew, return from their missionary trip in the eastern part of Galilee, a region where the majority of the Gentiles don’t get along with the few Jews living there. Although Jesus instructed them and the other apostles to preach only to the Jews, Phillip and Andrew’s preaching has made both factions angry. The two apostles return to the place where the apostles are staying. Everyone is waiting for Jesus to return, so they can resume the work of the ministry. Phillip and Andrew want Jesus to return to the eastern part of Galilee to help fix the situation.
Eventually, Jesus returns. He decides to take the ministry to the area of the problem. However, Simon is still sulking about the death of his child and has disappeared again. So, Jesus orders John to stay and wait for Simon, so that they can follow. John is upset about having to wait for Simon, but Jesus assures John that Simon is essential to the missionary trip.
John and Simon reach Jesus and the other apostles just as Jesus begins preaching for three days to 5,000 men, plus women and children, including many Gentiles. The event leads to an unexpected miracle.
At the same time, some Jewish leaders are looking for better evidence to arrest Jesus. They follow Jesus to eastern Galilee area. They become extremely upset to learn that Jesus is speaking to a mixed crowd. They finally think they’ve got enough evidence against Jesus.
After the three days of preaching, Jesus orders the apostles to take a boat that Simon has procured, a short cut back to the city where they were staying. He tells them He will join them shortly after He takes some alone time to pray.
However, a huge storm strikes the boat on the water, which leads to a major epiphany between Jesus and Simon.
The SEASON 3 FINALE has some of the most spectacular, powerful, dramatic scenes of the whole CHOSEN series. Watching it on a big theater screen was striking. The filmmakers gather an amazingly large crowd of people to hear Jesus teach. The climax of the two episodes is incredibly exciting and moving.
Best of all, the finale’s second half includes many inspiring insights by Jesus from Holy Scripture. Among the greatest of these in the movie version are words taken from Matthew 11:27-30, “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son. . . Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
THE CHOSEN SEASON 3 FINALE adds some situations and characters for dramatic effect. The New Testament documents are more episodic than a movie or a television series needs to be. So, by necessity, THE CHOSEN must consult all four gospels to deliver a strong narrative for viewers. Thus, for example, it combines things from Matthew, Luke and John to tell the story of the feeding of the 5,000. Only John, for instance, mentions that the apostles received the two fish and five loaves of barley bread from a boy in the crowd. Also, none of the gospels really tell readers many details about what Jesus said to the crowd for three days. Luke 9:11 just says Jesus “spoke to them about the kingdom of Heaven.” One of the main messages in the second half is the teaching that both Jews and Gentiles are welcome in God’s Kingdom. As God promises the Messiah, the Christ, in Isaiah 49:6, “I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” In Luke 2:32, Simeon takes the child Jesus in his arms and says Jesus is “a light for revelation to the Gentiles.”
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