NBC Aires A.D. The Bible Continues, Follow Up to The Bible Series

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NBC is airing a mini series called A.D. The Bible Continues. Picking up where The Bible left off, this new 12 episode series focuses on the events that took place following Jesus’ death and resurrection.

The first episode, which premiered on April 5 (Easter day!), covers Jesus’ crucifixion, and the confusion felt by many over the events surrounding His death. Episode 1 also covers the time between when He died and when He rose again, winding things up with an angel rolling away the stone from the tomb. It hits the main highlights, as well as a number of the details, of what Scripture says took place.  In addition, it gives us a glimpse as to what might have been going through the heads of some of those who played a part in the story.

There is some use of poetic license to add drama and build suspense (for example, some of the scenes and dialogue didn’t come directly from the Bible, though they were centered around the story line set forth in God’s Word). However, the first episode of A.D. The Bible Continues presents the story of the cross quite accurately, in a way that engages without detracting from the main message – what our Savior did for us.

It’s exciting to see Bible stories coming to life on public tv! This world DESPERATELY NEEDS the message of the gospel, and television can and should be able to provide another avenue for them to receive it. In the midst of all of the tv shows and movies to be found that are filled with bad language and negative content that send the wrong message, it’s really cool to see a series that draws attention to God’s Word!

Have you seen the first episode of A.D. The Bible Continues? Do you plan to tune in and watch the rest of the series?

Prophecies of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

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In the Old Testament, there are many prophecies that have to do with Jesus, and what He would accomplish while here on this earth. Prophets foretold specifics about His death and resurrection hundreds of years before He was even born, offering proof that He is indeed God’s Son, who came to save us. Check out these prophecies about the events of the Easter story, and see where they were fulfilled in the New Testament!

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No Condemnation For Those Who Are In Christ

No Condemnation For Those Who Are In ChristThis week’s memory passage from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Romans 8:1-2. These verses declare that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, for the law of the Spirit of life has set us from from the law of sin and death.

There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. Stop and think about that statement for a moment – NO condemnation. If you are in Christ, then even when you mess up, there’s no condemnation. Even when you make a mistake, there’s no condemnation. Even when you fail in some area you’ve failed in dozens of times before, there’s still no condemnation for you, for you are IN CHRIST!

Why is there no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ today? Because the law of the Spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death! We are no longer under the old covenant of the law, with its regulations that we just aren’t able to keep, that condemn us at every turn. We are under the new covenant of God’s grace, under which His Spirit – the Spirit of life – lives within us!

Always remember that if you are in Christ, there is no condemnation for you. The law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death!