Victory

“Victory” discusses the role of Jesus within the Christian tradition. Although Christians believe many things about Jesus, this video presents the earliest understanding of his mission as found in the New Testament and particularly in Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. It might come as a surprise to many that this understanding situates Jesus in the context of hope, hope in God’s determination to remove all that is evil from our world.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR “VICTORY”

1) What is the significance of this video beginning outside the church and moving inside and then leaving by the main church doors at the end?

2) Were you surprised that Paul’s understanding of Jesus as God’s Messiah places such emphasis upon the hope that he will return in the future? How might such an emphasis change or deepen your own faith in Christ?

3) Think of a time when you had great hope in someone and they came through. What did that feel like? Did that experience encourage you to hope more?

4) Is there someone in your life who is without hope? What message of faith or love might you share with them today?

 

2 Comments

  1. Hope is such a distinguishing characteristic of Christianity, and you do a great job of getting
    this “good news” out. The rabbinic tale is a good one to illustrate this. Another winning video, Fr. George!

  2. Paraphrased quotes from two American writers follows:

    History is a guide to navigate perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are,

    and

    …find strength in what remains behind. In the primal sympathy having been must ever be, In a faith that looks through death…

    Of the video, I shall respond in building a victory garden, waiting and in wait-service.

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