This film is a perfect introduction to Jesus through the Gospel of Luke. Jesus constantly surprises and confounds people, from His miraculous birth to His rise from the grave. Follow His life through excerpts from the Book of Luke, all the miracles, the teachings, and the passion.
God creates everything and loves mankind. But mankind disobeys God. God and mankind are separated, but God loves mankind so much, He arranges redemption for mankind. He sends his Son Jesus to be a perfect sacrifice to make amends for us. Before Jesus arrives, God prepares mankind. Prophets speak of the birth, the life, and the death of Jesus. Jesus attracts attention. He teaches in parables no one really understands, gives sight to the blind, and helps those who no one sees as worth helping.
He scares the Jewish leaders, they see him as a threat. So they arrange, through Judas the traitor and their Roman oppressors, for the crucifixion of Jesus. They think the matter is settled. But the women who serve Jesus discover an empty tomb. The disciples panic. When Jesus appears, they doubt He's real. But it's what He proclaimed all along: He is their perfect sacrifice, their Savior, victor over death. He ascends to heaven, telling His followers to tell others about Him and His teachings.
This has been one of the most exciting projects we have been involved with in 2023: helping to see the translation of this 5-part discipleship film series in the local language become reality. These films will prove to be very beneficial. With discipleship as our main focus, presenting truths in the local dialect where literacy and language barriers are real challenges, Walking With Jesus (Africa) is an amazing tool.
You can watch each segment below in English and see for yourself the value of this ingenious series. We are so honored to be able to utilize these films very soon. We will be able to show this series in any village utilizing our portable audio/video equipment. This also gives us the opportunities to return to each village multiple times while helping to establish strong Christian community.
"Walking With Jesus" is contextualized for Africans, this mini-series teaches new believers how to grow in their relationship with Christ.
ASSURANCE OF SALVATION - EPISODE 1 OF 5
An entire African village gathers in a square at sunset with a large screen and a projector to watch the JESUS film. They shake their heads and cry as they watch Him being crucified. When the movie ends, the chief of the village speaks with the teacher and asks about Jesus. He accepts that Jesus died for his sins, but starts to think about His sacrifice and the severity of the punishment for his sins. He's not sure he's been forgiven of everything anymore.
FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS - EPISODE 2 OF 5
The village meets together to worship and learn about God. The teacher encourages them with the story of Zacchaeus. Afterward, the chief goes to see a man whom he had wronged, Yosef. Yosef decides the religion the chief and his own son are a part of is a bad thing because the chief is a bad man. He won't let his son be a part of the religion anymore. But the chief insists that Jesus told him to give back the land and apologize.
THE HOLY SPIRIT - EPISODE 3 OF 5
Two boys get into a fight and the teacher's called. He takes one of them and is going to clean him up, but he runs away. His mother scolds him for fighting again and cleans him up. She doesn't see a change in him. The teacher finds him at his house. The boy tells him that he tries not to fight, but they make fun of him. They fight him because he accepted Jesus. The teacher reminds him that Jesus taught to love your enemies.
WALKING IN THE SPIRIT - EPISODE 4 OF 5
The same boys decide to fight the boy again. But he's brought them a gift and apologizes for fighting with them. Some don't want to make peace with him. But the boy insists Jesus would have him apologize. The boys go see the teacher and ask him what he did to the boy to make him so different. The teacher and the boy tell them about Jesus. The boys want their life to be different and accept Jesus.
GROWING IN CHRIST - EPISODE 5 OF 5
Walking with Jesus isn't always easy. There will be spiritual battles. The women of the village talk about their fears and their own battles. The believers encourage someone who doesn't believe in Jesus to trust Him. Yousef and the teacher talk about habits that were formed before becoming a believer. The teacher encourages Yosef to ask God for things that will be good for him and do things that will glorify God.