Just got back from seeing this movie with my church and all I can say is, “WOW!!!” That is one of the most moving movies that I have ever seen and that includes The Passion of the Christ. While that was an extremely moving movie as well. But the difference between the two is this, The Passion showed us what God has done for us and End of the Spear shows us what we should do in response to that. And that is why it was more moving.
Our response to God’s love for us is to love one another and to reach out to everyone, whether or not that person killed your father or not. Sadly, I believe that we as a church are failing in this, because we can hardly find love for one another in our own hearts. The Bible tells us that, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 And I think that we as a church are failing at this big time. A case in point is with this movie, some Christians are being very critical of it because it only references Jesus once in the whole movie. But yet you can’t help but seeing the heartbeat and fingerprints of Jesus all over these missionaries lives, throughout the whole movie.
The church in America is so good at telling people what we do not stand for, but horrible (in my opinion) at telling people Who we stand for! My church rented out a theater for us to see this movie after the churches staff went and saw it together, because they felt that it showed what our church is all about. In a recent message my pastor during his series on the “DNA of Rockpointe” said that our DNA and mission must and will be the same as that of Jesus, to reach out to the lost. And this movie really showed that same heart. If you have not seen this movie yet, I encourage you to go out and see it today, just bring a box of tissues with you. It will not be in the theaters much longer but it is worth it. If you don’t get a chance to see it in the theater, then rent… no buy it on DVD when it comes out. The makers of the movie are donating half of the profits from the movie to reach out to unreached people groups.
Thank you Randy for making sure that the DNA of Rockpointe and our DNA is the same as that of Jesus! And thank you for making sure we could all not only hear about that DNA via your messgae, but that we could see it by watching this movie together as a church.
The pictures that I posted here are all from HollywoodJesus.com.