The Bible is a rich tapestry full of stories, parables, and examples of love, sacrifice, grace, and mercy. From beginning to end, the Scriptures point to Jesus Christ, who came to bear the sin of all humanity on a cross. But even more astounding than the day our Redeemer forfeited His own life was the day He conquered death and became our Resurrection.
We envision the Gospel events unfolding in our mind’s eye: Jesus’ humble birth and the many miracles He performed—turning water into wine, raising Lazarus from the dead, and feeding the 5,000.
We lament over the agonizing moments the Lamb endured when Judas betrayed Him, when Roman soldiers mocked him and forced Him to carry the cross.
We celebrate the glorious moment the temple veil was torn into two, the heavens opened up, the earth shook, and the dry bones rose from their tombs, all declaring Jesus Christ as the Son of God. The victory won, He left His earthly grave to prepare a place for those who believe in Him.
It sounds too fantastic. Too marvelous. But it is real, supernatural, and essential.
“And by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:2
Thanks to technology and God’s inspiration, we have a resource that brings to life the incredible story of Jesus called Gospel Films. These full-length feature films use the actual Gospel texts as their scripts—word-for-word. Across the world, people from every nation, tribe, and tongue can hear and see the Gospel in their language, leading to new life. Gospel Films create an opportunity for more than 4.7 billion speakers to discover Jesus in a new way.
Johanna, from Chile, began watching Gospel Film clips while confined to her house due to the lockdown. She found them on her aunt’s Facebook page. She was so drawn to the story that she reserved them for moments when she could be uninterrupted in her viewing. “It was my moment with Jesus…the images seemed so real to me that it was as if I had been there. I felt my body shudder with each word He spoke.” Now, she intentionally spends time finding out more about the life of Jesus, committing herself to learn how to live a life of a disciple. “Thanks to the words of Jesus and seeing Him so vividly, my whole life is changing.”
As part of our Vision 2033 goals, we have committed to adapting a Gospel Film in every recorded language so that people can draw near to God, celebrate what Christ did for us on the cross, and hold fast to a living hope through His resurrection (1 Peter 1:3).
I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.
He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.
I Know That My Redeemer Lives. Samuel Medley, 1738–1799.