The Chosen | – James and John learn a powerful lesson from Jesus (Day 44 recap)

This day was the calm before the storm, and we explored key moments from Episode 1.

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The Chosen WHY A TV SERIES ABOUT JESUS? We've been making movies for some of the biggest studios in Hollywood for 20 years. But a subject this important shouldn't be entrusted to Hollywood. It needs to be made by us. Isaiah 43:19 says, "Behold, I am doing a new thing..." The Chosen is a new thing. * How it was financed is new: We're the #1 highest crowd-funded media project of all time -- over $10 million from over 19,000 people. * The content is new: We're the first-ever multi-season show about the life of Christ. * The way to watch it is new: We're the first show to have our own app that connects directly to your streaming devices. No subscription needed. Just search "The Chosen" where you get apps and download to your phone. * How it's reaching the world is new: The show is free, but by "paying it forward," you help ensure people around the world can see it -- we're currently in every country. Welcome to a new thing!

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  1. I love everything about The Chosen. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G! Especially the writing. I LOVE how it portrays the disciples as normal, flawed, struggling people instead of the perfect saints that we've kind of always assumed they were. Yes, this series is entertaining but that's the smallest benefit I've received from it so far. This has opened my eyes to some real truths and encouraged my walk with God like nothing else has. I'm spending so much more time in the Bible and prayer with not just renewed eyes, but a renewed heart. Though I admit, I'm going to STRUGGLE watching Jesus be tortured and die on the cross. I'm very sensitive to watching that in any movie but I think it's going to be even harder in The Chosen.

  2. Watching this series, one of the things that grips me like nothing else is watching the patience Jesus had while enduring the words and attitudes of the disciples. All the pride, fear, tempers, egos, selfishness, impatience, prejudices, lack of love, exaggerations, etc., It causes me to reflect on myself and realize how much more patience God's had to have with me for so much more than that. This show is very humbling.

  3. I ❤️ the choices The Chosen has made in this series! I don't consider myself a "fan" of anyone. I got rid of my TV in 1999 because I got sick of having Hollywood's perversions shoved down my throat and paying for the privilege. But, that said, in The Chosen, I just love the characters of Nicodemus, Matthew, and Philip. I'd love to have a lunch chat with Nicodemus. I can't wait to see how Matthew "grows up" and what happens when he realizes he must repent and apologize. (I never thought of that reading the scriptures.) And Philip? Favorite character! He's the person I want to hang out with and talk to, after Jesus of course.

  4. Last Comment: (Though this is the first time I've ever commented.) My favorite character on The Chosen is the writing. Hands down. Every actor is great but the writing SHINES! God has used it open my eyes to truths I had misconceptions about. It's challenged me to grow up, persevere and fight harder for more of God in my life. It's also helped me heal from past emotional wounds I thought were permanent. Above all, it's shown me that I'm worth being alive and loved. At 55 years old, that's a brand new feeling for me. The devil messed with the wrong person. For the rest of my life, I'm going to be the biggest pain in his backside and his biggest regret of the year.

  5. I would really like to watch more, but I don't own a smart phone and the Apps don't work on a regular PC. Is there another way I can get this to work for me? Because I'd really like to play these for our youth group.

  6. Hey I just watched episode 5 of season two and I am just a bit worried about the jokes at times. Don’t get me wrong they make the show better, but at times they may seem inappropriate, like when John the Baptist said yeah when Jesus casted out the demon out of Caleb

  7. The repeated failures of the one-shot throughout the majority of the day was a God thing. He was not only w/ the steady-cam operator, but also all of you at the most perfect time (ie, the end of the day — golden hour to blue hour). The dramatic change in lighting through the single-shot fit PERFECTLY w/ telling the length that Jesus worked/healed all day (leading into the campfire discussion(s) & arguments, as well as lighting in the most beautiful lighting for all the actors, scenery, & the necessary “hiding” of everyone off camera, particularly the AMAZING STEADY-CAM OPERATOR.

  8. I love the way the James and John scene and setup for the bigger lesson in the end. As well their chemistry and dialogue with one another. The big, little brother dynamic gives us insight into the kind of relationships the disciples most likely had.

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