There’s An App For That!

8 04 2013

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud voice:

‘Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.’ ”

Revelation 7:9-10 (LEB)

To help fulfill this prophecy, the Jesus Film Project has released an App that makes the movie, which is simply entitled Jesus, and other related productions available to anyone with appropriate electronic devices … anyone in the world who speaks any of 1160 languages and counting.

Originally issued in 1979, Jesus never achieved critical acclaim or popular success as a theatrical release, at least not in North America, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. In my opinion, there is good reason for that. An independent film made within a relatively low budget (by Hollywood standards), Jesus suffered relatively low production values.  Not long before, Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 mini-series Jesus of Nazareth had already established the gold standard for films about Christ. Much later, in 2004, came Mel Gibson’s meticulous and forceful The Passion of the Christ.

Jesus has not, however, been fading for more than three decades in the vault of film history. The movie has been translated into more languages, and it has been seen by more people in more places on the planet, than any other movie since the days of Thomas Edison.

Why? The answer can be summed in one word: God. Jesus is a reverent audio-visual rendering of the Gospel according to Saint Luke. As cinematic Scripture, it has become increasingly evident over the years that the Holy Spirit has been employing the movie to draw people into saving faith. According to Jesus Film Project chroniclers, this often includes supernatural signs and wonders like unto those depicted in the Gospel itself and in Luke’s other Biblical treatise known as “The Acts of the Apostles.” Go to www.jesusfilm.org and click on Stories.  Skeptics are invited to visit http://www.jesusfact.com.

As the Jesus Film Project posts it, “Every eight seconds, somewhere in the world, another person indicates a decision to follow Christ after watching the Jesus film…. Since 1979 more than 200 million men, women and children worldwide have indicated decisions to follow Jesus after viewing the film…. Not only is the story of the Jesus film one of effective evangelism, but also a powerful tool for expanding the church worldwide. Hundreds of churches, missions groups and denominational agencies, both indigenous and global, are seeing this tool ignite the launch and growth of thousands of new churches.”

Earlier, crews would carry the film with speakers, screen, and projector from village to village, church to church, and house to house throughout the world. Then came videocassettes. Then came DVDs. And now, with the increasing availability of laptop computers, smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices capable of accessing the Worldwide Web, we have an App. The Jesus Film Project App allows people to access Jesus and a number of companion productions anytime and almost anywhere, with ease, and – where safety and security are a concern – in privacy. Of special value, the App allows access in languages spoken inside more than 200 nations.

See for yourself. Go to app.jesusfilmmedia.org. Then pass it on.

 

The JESUS Film Project

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4 05 2013
john paul jones

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5 05 2013
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