Passion of the Christ
Ideas for the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ”
Invite your friends to
see the movie using some of these creative ideas.
- Survey other students
in groups or a whole class (a media or history class for example)
using questions like these:
Passion of the Christ" - Survey
- Have you seen the
new Mel Gibson movie “The Passion of the Christ”
- Do you know that
Mel Gibson appears in the movie?
- The Roman soldier’s
hands nailing Christ to the cross are Mel Gibson’s hands.
Why do you think Mel Gibson chose to be the one to drive the
nails into Christ’s hands?
- Who did Jesus
Christ claim to be?
did He live His life? What was His purpose? What do you feel
is his most significant contribution to humanity?
- If you knew for
sure Jesus loved you, what difference would this make in your
- Jesus said his
death on the cross would bring forgiveness of all sin. Can I
share with you how you can experience this forgiveness?
- Can I share with
you the difference He has made in my life? (share
- Can I share with
you the difference He can make in your life?
Offer to take friends
to the movie for ½ price (so you’ll need to raise the rest) or
for free. It may be a good for them to pay a portion so they are
committed to going. Ask them to go out after the movie (go to
someone’s house, restaurant, Barnes and Noble, or Starbucks) to
discuss the movie. Take this time to bring up the gospel.
- Challenge a media,
drama, or English class or a club to go see the movie to critique
Mel Gibson’s work. Ask the teacher for permission to invite
everyone. Have them turn in a short critique on the scenery,
costumes, acting and the message. You may want to make up a short
survey they could fill out. Offer them a free candy bar, a free
movie pass or other gift if you receive the survey back. Use their
critique to pray for them and to ask God for opportunities to talk
to them again. Use the “4 questions” and your testimony to
follow-up with them.
- What did you think
of the speaker/concert/message?
- Did it make sense to
- Have you ever heard
how you could know God personally?
- Would you like to
- Put an
article in the school newspaper about the movie and challenge your
peers to go see the movie. Invite them to a discussion about the
movie where they can win prizes or invite those who go to see it
to write a response (1 paragraph minimum) about how the movie
affected them and put their name in a drawing for a free movie
- Encourage your church
to rent out a movie theater and show it for reduced price or free.
Have a survey ready to give them as they leave with an opportunity
to follow them up later.
Before inviting them
to see the movie:
If your friends are under the age of 17 yrs old you will need to
have one adult per 2 students. Let your friends know that it is a very
graphic movie (better than any reality show around). They need to have
their parents say it is ok to go. Most kids see R rated movies so this
should not be a problem but you want to respect the parents’
How to invite a friend
to see the movie:
“Have you heard
about Mel Gibson’s movie? It is called “The Passion of the
Christ.” I’ve read about it and heard that he put 25 million of
his own money into making the movie because he believes so strongly in
the message he is hoping it will give. Would you like to go see it?
After the movie:
“So what did you think of it? What was the message that Mel
Gibson was trying to communicate? Why do you think Jesus went through
such torture? Can I share with you why he suffered and the difference
it has made in my life? It can make the same in yours.”
Be prepared to share
the gospel. See the flash presentation at:
Be prepared to share your
testimony after the movie. HAVE YOUR TESTIMONY written and memorized
so you can share the difference Jesus has made in your life!!! http://www.gocampus.org/alliance/lead/lead2-5.htm
Tracts for sharing the
Be prepared to invite
your friend to be in a Bible study or to go to church with you.
Bible Studies centered around the Passion.
What if they say “Well,
how do we know Jesus even existed?”, etc.
Here are some good
Flip book is 2 books in one.
The Life of Jesus and More
than a Carpenter
A Remarkable Relationship
- A creative writing describing her relationship with Jesus. Written
to an unbeliever
Did He Or Didn't He?
Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus - Jewish views on the
resurrection of Jesus; evidence for the resurrection and alternative
Did Jesus Ever Say He Was
God? - Did others create the concept that Jesus is God, or did Jesus
himself claim deity?
the Gospel in a secular postmodern culture - How to build bridges to
the secular world - importance of identifying with people's real
interests; a key to writing effective outreach literature, . . .
Evangelism\'s Comeback by
Keith Drury - Encouragement for evangelists
How to Guide a
Conversation Toward Jesus - "I had a great opportunity to talk
with someone about Christ today," a sharp young woman once told
me, "but I just couldn't think of a way to begin.
How to Introduce Others
to Christ - If you may be inclined to think that the Four Spiritual
Laws presentation is too simple, I suggest that you make a list of all
the important truths of...
The Most Frequent
Questions in Jewish Evangelism - Find out the most frequent questions
asked in Jewish evangelism and the answers to these questions.
Why won't living a good
moral life make me acceptable to God? - A great answer to give those
who hope that God 'grades on the curve.' http://www.greatcom.org/resources/toughquestions/tq8/tq8d.htm
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