6.14.2006

The Word to the World (Pt 2)

What is the uniqueness of JOHN?

So far, there have been over one hundred "Jesus movies" made. Films about Jesus.

In my phone conversation with Bruce earlier today, I shared with him what I had been learning from a book called When I Don't Desire God by John Piper.

As Christians we all know how important the Bible is to our daily walk with Jesus. It is central. It is our final authority. Jesus is the very Word of God.

But, Piper expressed this very uniquely:

He pointed to 1 Samuel 3:21, "And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD," and expounded it like this: "As the Word was heard, the Lord was seen. In the hearing was the seeing. The spiritual hearing of God's Word becomes the spiritual seeing of God's glory" (Piper, 95).

And that's the goal of JOHN. By making a word-for-word, scripture-by-scripture film of the entire Gospel According to John in the New International Version (NIV) of the Holy Bible, we are presenting before a generation of people saturated by multi-media: the Word of God, so that in hearing it, they may "see" the heart of Jesus, by the Spirit of God.

That's why JOHN won't be "just another Jesus movie." It will be His Word, and the Spirit of God revealing Jesus through that Word.

So, Bruce prays about the scripting process. To weed out everything that is "of man," and seeks only the things of the Spirit - without losing sight of the fact that this is a film, and it must be done with creative/artistic excellence (and still be driven by the Spirit and dripping with His anointing).

"In the beginning was the Word..." (John 1:1).
Drumroll!
Fanfare!
The Glory of God!
Jesus Himself!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Ronald!
Just wanted to alert the bloggers that Bruce will be talking about "The Gospel According to John" on Live from Seattle this Tuesday (June 20) at 5:15 PM. That’s on 820 AM KGNW in the Seattle, WA area. You can get more information on the station at their web site www.kgnw.com.

Thanks KT for getting the word out to the radio station for us!!!

marika_croatia said...

Greetings to all in the precious Name of Jesus. What a wonderful joy it is to be able to partake of this wonderful birth of Isac... that is how I love to see this movie being concieved. Now, as it is going to come to birth, some pains and discomforts will be encountered but, the day when it will live will come! And, what is most exciting is that it will be the pure word of God! It is pure Gospel which will lead people to salvation.
Just the previous day I was watching one of those movies on Hallmark channel and as much as I love any movie where God is glorified I have to tell you: I changed the channel very quickly!It had nothing to do with the Gospel, just another man made movie.
As for the importance of the Word: there is nothing which was made that it wasn,t first spoken! In the beginning...... God said and then He saw it..... In the beginning.... there was the Word and Word was with God and the Word WAS (and is and forever will be) God.

The pure Gospel is the power of God unto salvation and as long as Bruce and all whom God brings inn to be part of this movie will have this one on mind.... who cares for the rest :-)(I must admit that I am refering here to your comment must be done with creative/artistic excellence)but as long as he does (and I know that he will)whatever the Holy Spirit leads Him to do, the purpose will be fullfiled and the souls reached and saved.
I believe that the Lord has brought Bruce this far and will care him through this project and I also believe that the timing is perfect, just think of Da Vinci Code...... and the millions running to Paris while they should be running to the open arms of the One Who is so patiently waiting for His kids to turn to Him.

Yes, this movie is very, very much needed!

And we all need to stay in prayer that God will provide the wisdom that Bruce needs and that every part of the movie will be that which the Spirit of God wants it to be so that Jesus will be seen as He is.

Blessings in the Name of Jesus to all who took the time to read this and do only 2 things:
- pray for Bruce and all of those who are involved with this project.
- pray that the Lord will go before them and prepare the souls.
- and give financially all you can for the Lord Himself has said: give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over, men shall give unto you.

Marika from Croatia

Kris_in_WA said...

To Marika,

I love your comment (quotes):

"The pure Gospel is the power of God unto salvation and as long as Bruce and all whom God brings inn to be part of this movie will have this one on mind.... who cares for the rest :-)(I must admit that I am refering here to your comment must be done with creative/artistic excellence)but as long as he does (and I know that he will)whatever the Holy Spirit leads Him to do, the purpose will be fullfiled and the souls reached and saved."

Marika, you couldn't have said it better! "Who cares for the rest!" :) In that, ALL will come into place no matter how simple, so long as it is in the leading of the Holy Spirit (and we agree, we know that Bruce seeks that with all of his heart). Your comment is just so true! And it's so neat to be able to write to someone in Croatia, too! The Lord is using technology (that which is so oftentimes used for evil) in glorious ways!

follower said...

Greetings,

Absolutely it appears that the purity of Word and the awesome covering of intercessory prayer is a big key in bringing an overflow of anointing... His Word absolutely never, never returns void!!

Great and mighty are thy works, O Lord, Just and True art Thou in all thy ways.

Let the brethren rejoice exceedingly that HIS NAME will be exalted through faithful obedience and loving joyful willingness to be chosen vessels.

Precious Jesus, we know that all the schemes of the enemy are defeated. We ask that wisdom, strength, courage, patience, the oil of joy for mourning, and hope to be ministered to all involved in this project


Shalom