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Jesus Revealed: Disc 1 - Encountering The Authentic Jesus

It's time to encounter the authentic Jesus! In this fresh and innovative series of short teaching films, church leader and gifted communicator Andy Frost asks us to take a new look at Jesus. Is he the Jesus we think we know?

  • Item 501446D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 40 min

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Awards

  • The Message Best Production

    Won at CEVMA Film Festival - 2012

Description

It's time to encounter the authentic Jesus! In this fresh and innovative series of short teaching films, church leader and gifted communicator Andy Frost asks us to take a new look at Jesus. Is he the Jesus we think we know?

Built around remarkably authentic dramatic reenactments of Jesus' life combined with Frost's incisive biblical commentary, each 12-15 minute episode will peel away our safe and sanitized views of Jesus and reveal the original Jesus of the Gospels. This series is ideal for small group discussion, Christian education classes, high school and college groups. A PDF study guide is included. Widescreen.

Disc 1 includes these three episodes:

Episode 1: Underdog (Based on Matthew 4:18-22) - Jesus was born poor and, by some accounts, illegitimate, in a feeding trough, inside a dank barn. When the authorities tried to kill the little boy, the family fled and became asylum-seeking refugees. Jesus was truly an underdog and he chose to associate with other underdogs. In this installment of Jesus Revealed, teacher Andy Frost says, "Coming to terms with the 'underdog Jesus' changes everything about how we see him and how we see ourselves."

Episode 2: Revolutionary (Based on Luke 4:14-30, John 2:13-20) - In this installment, Andy Frost asks us to put aside our sanitized views of Jesus the nice guy, and confronts us with the Jesus who turned over tables and screamed against hypocrisy, the Jesus who crossed racial and gender divides and who purposely and publicly broke religious laws.

Episode 3: Hero (Based on Matthew 27:24-54) - Jesus is the greatest hero we could ever hope to follow. But this hero is different from the others. His greatest accomplishments appears to be a horrendous defeat. In this installment, Andy Frost takes us inside the brutal reality of Jesus' execution and urges us to see it for what it is: the greatest event in history.

Includes optional English subtitles.

Editorial Reviews

if Nooma is a standard for professionalism, this series gets really close....(The) content is excellent. The presentation is thoughtful, passionate and (to use a terribly overused word…) authentic. I found the acting and the sets to be really helpful, and for me, visuals are important. I really liked these three episodes (0n disc 1) and I intend to use them. There are several main positives that I see:

1. The presentation of the story of Jesus is accurate.

2. From a practical perspective, the ability to download is better for overseas use which I really care about) and allows one to view on a tablet for small group use as well as other computer based uses which is superior to being tied to a DVD.

3. The episodes are easily split into short segments that can stand alone! Thus a single segment can be used as a really good visual illustration of a lesson for someone to ask the group important questions. Indeed, Frost’s teaching includes questions that he poses with passion.

4. Frost’s presentation is passionate without getting to the point of being ‘preachy.’

Tom Foley www.kingdomtravelin.com

I think these videos would be an excellent way to spark conversation w/ anyone who had some level of interest in the person of Jesus, or even to carry those who have been Christians for some time into deeper reflection on the significance of knowing and following Jesus.

J.R. Rozko www.lifeasmission.com

These videos are a valuable and versatile new resource for all of those who care about the propagation of the Gospel in this generation.

Peter Greig, Alpha International, 24/7 Prayer

I'm normally pretty skeptical of Jesus videos...But I've been impressed with this set. In seven sessions over three discs, Brit Andy Frost brings the story of Jesus to life by looking at our Lord from some different perspectives, including Underdog, Revolutionary, Hero, Headliner, and Dreamer. I think Jesus Revealed could be a really useful resource, especially in small group settings and especially for people who are needing an introduction to this man Jesus. Justin Fung www.justinfung.com

In this opening volume of the three-disc Jesus Revealed series, church leader Andy Frost's insightful commentary is combined with re-enactments of key moments in the life of Jesus Christ, presenting a visceral overview designed to relate to modern viewers. The program consists of three 12-15 minute segments (entitled "Underdog," "Revolutionary," and "Hero") that explore various aspects of Jesus' life. For instance, from his humble (some say illegitimate) birth through the years of his ministry, Jesus associated most closely with the poor and social outcasts--the "underdogs." In the "Revolutionary" segment, Frost takes exception with "sanitized" views of Jesus, emphasizing just how much of a game-changer Jesus was in confronting religious practices if the days, including literally disrupting vendor spaces outside of temples and publicly debating theological leaders. In the "Hero" episode, Frost looks at the brutal crucifixion of Christ, noting that his greatest accomplishment came in dying to live--a figurative symbol to some, and to others a literal truth inspiring Christian faith around the globe. The other titles in the series are Headliner/Dreamer and Wildman/Wrestler. Offering a fresh perspective on an extensively explored subject, this is highly recommended.

This is part of a 3-disc set, tailor-made for those wanting for the post-Easter season a provocative survey of who Christ was and is. London pastor Andy Frost provides a stimulating commentary, with his words reinforced by one of the best small budget re-enactments that I have seen on a Jesus survey DVD. "We often forget who the real Jesus is. He is not some middle aged white guy who said some nice things." Andy's words are well underscored by the actor portraying Jesus--possessing a big nose and shaggy beard: this no Sallman's Head of Christ figure.

Disc, or "Episodes 1," as it is called is divded into 5 sections, each about 3 minutes long, the clip ending with a brief black screen at which the leader can stop or hit the "Pause" button. In "Underdog" Andy establishes the unlikeliness of Jesus birth and the underdog quality of Mary and Joseph and those who first came to see him. The clips move on to Jesus calling underdogs as disciples; the failure of Peter to stand by his Master; Jesus' reconciliation with Peter at the first Easter Breakfast; and Jesus sending underdog disciples to evangelize the world. Among Andy's closing questions and remarks, "God calls underdogs even today...Are you prepared to be called by an underdog?"

I highly recommend this well produced, thoughtful series for those wanting a frank and challenging exploration of discipleship. I have seen the other 2 discs, but will comment on them next time.

On the DVD cover, we read that this is a fresh and innovative series that asks us to look at the authentic Jesus in order to peel away our safe and sanitized views of Him so as to reveal the original Jesus of the Gospels. The dramatic reenactments of scenes from the Gospels are very well portrayed by capable actors. Andy Frost offers his commentary, serving as our on-the-scene narrator where the events occurred. Jesus is portrayed as a Jewish man from the Middle East with a full range of human emotions. Andy Frost's commentary reveals that Jesus was an underdog, an outcast illegitimate child, a refugee, a revolutionary, a hero, and God's Son. The dramatic commentary provides a broad range of insights into who Jesus is. For example, Frost said that God chose His disciples, and us as well, not because of our greatness, but because of His. We trust in God's goodness, not ours. He asks probing questions such as "Do you think the church underplays these characteristics of Jesus? If so, why is this?" Each segment of the DVD includes questions for discussion available in PDF at Vision Video's website. I recommend this as a small group resource for young adults and adults who may want to know Jesus in a multitude of new ways.

Customer Reviews

- Great Discipleship Tool

I love the way the Jesus is portrayed in this DVD series. For once we see a Jesus who displays a full range of human emotion and looks like a Jewish man from the ancient middle east! Andy Frost's commentary is very powerful and convicting. This is an excellent discipleship tool.

- Highly Recommended

I highly recommend this video series. Here are a few of the things I appreciated about this film; It has very high production values. It is foreign in that it was produced in England and narrated by Andy Frost a young leader and communicator known in England for his Kingdom work and who has a cool accent. This encourages me because too many Jesus videos are Americanized highlighting Jesus with flowing blonde hair and sporting a white bathrobe and a blue Miss America sash around his torso looking much more like a surfer from SoCal than the Son of God from the Middle East. Jesus is accurate, the ethnicity is more accurate than most videos depictions. it doesn't over dramatize him and most importantly it makes Jesus look human! I cant tell you how refreshing it was to see Jesus portrayed as a human being that we can actually relate to! It has this ancient modern back and forth rhythm to it. It goes from what seems to be a fairly accurate depiction of the setting of Jesus in the first century to Andy talking in his jeans sweater and tennis shoes. Its a visually engaging rhythm. The content is solid and the connection between the Old Testament to the New Testament to our lives today is fantastic and seamless Andy asks great questions in a conversational way and refrains from using Christian cliches. He also provides good background information that ties the stories together. We are looking for possible ways to introduce this into the life of our church as I see that this could be engaging and instructive for big and small groups and for both followers of Christ and those who aren't following Jesus but who are intrigued to learn more about him especially for a younger generation of viewers. These are legit and I highly recommend them.

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