With very few exceptions, movies and television shows about Jesus Christ and the Bible have seldom done well. It seems, however, that The Chosen has broken that mold in every possible way. Not only is it one of the most popular streaming shows available, but it has done so entirely through crowdfunding and the use of its own streaming app.
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The show follows the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as found in the Gospels in the Bible. The show has taken the sometimes-mysterious life of Jesus and made it not only tangible, but also relatable in ways not seen before. Each episode reveals some new truth or revelation, and the viewers are absolutely loving it!
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10 Season 1, Episode 7 - "Invitations"
In one of the most recognizable moments, Jesus (Jonathan Roumie) speaks to Nicodemus (Erick Avari) and recounts instances of the Old Testament. John (George H. Xanthis), sits nearby and writes everything, including the popular verse, John 3:16, the foundation of the Gospel message of eternal salvation.
It is so fascinating to see and hear these instances played out on screen in such a way that makes sense to the viewer. These stories that many have heard since childhood, playing out in a way that brings them to life, is truly a testament to the source text as well as to the filmmakers, themselves.
9 Season 2, Episode 2 - "I Saw You"
Before being called as one of Jesus’ disciples, Nathanael (Austin Reed Alleman) is troubled by having lost an architect project with the Romans, and he weeps under a tree and cries out to God, assuming no one hears him. When they later, Jesus tells him, "I saw you under the tree and I heard your cry".
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It is such a moving moment in the series. Creator, Dallas Jenkins, knew that many would be able to relate to that fear and pain of being unheard. He created this scene to show that even in the darkest moments of our pain, Jesus still listens and will answer in His timing.
8 Season 1, Episode 5 - "The Wedding Gift"
This demonstration of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine is truly magnificent. For several episodes, the audience has seen Jesus, but had not seen any of His miraculous performances, if you will. Until this moment. It was such a subtle moment, but a truly incredible one.
As the wedding had run out of wine, Mary (Vanessa Benavente) (the mother of Jesus), simply tells Him that the wine is gone, and for the wedding servants to do whatever He says. This eventually leads to Him having the servants fill the jars with water, over which He prayed, and turned them into the best wine ever.
7 Season 2, Episode 3 - "Matthew 4:24"
In one of the most touching episodes of the series, we see as Jesus heals many from a large crowd. During this time, his mother sits with some of the disciples and speaks of what it was like raising Jesus as a child. She speaks of how wonderful it felt that He, the Savior of the world, needed her.
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She went on to speak of how it was difficult for her that He no longer needed her, because he was an adult and not in need of His mother. There is a wonderfully touching moment at the end of the episode wherein Jesus is exhausted from healing, and Mary gets to tend to Him, as she did when He was young.
6 Season 1, Episode 1 - "I Have Called You By Name"
Here, we get to see a little backstory to the struggles of Mary Magdalene (Elizabeth Tabish). She is struggling with her inner demons (figuratively and literally), while also trying to escape the torment through drink and through prostitution and less than ideal life choices.
After a very specifically difficult moment of torment, Jesus arrives and speaks calmly to her, and despite her attempts to run away, Jesus calls her by her true name. In doing so, He overpowers the literal inner demons she struggled with, and He rescues and redeems her.
5 Season 1, Episode 8 - "I Am He"
In this finale of the first season, we see as Jesus meets a woman at a well. He speaks truth to her, explaining all she has done. He then also announces for the first time to anyone, that he is the Messiah, the true Son of God, thus officially launching His ministry.
This defining moment could have been portrayed as pompous or even self-seeking, but the show did not demonstrate it that way. This proclamation is made with sincere humility and grace, thus demonstrating the true nature that Jesus took on in human form – fully human, but still fully divine.
4 Season 3, Episode 3 - "Physician, Heal Yourself"
In this episode, we see as Jesus returns home to Nazareth for a celebration with His mother. There we meet other old friends, such as Lazarus (Demetrios Troy). Jesus is apprehensively selected to read from the scroll of Isaiah during a service. During this reading, He officially proclaims himself as the fulfillment of prophecy.
This, of course, causing significant upset with the religious leaders, and Jesus is led out to be killed for blasphemy, which was just according to the law at the time. But just as chapter four in the book of Luke explains, Jesus was able to slip right through the crowd, therefore evading their vengeance.
3 Season 3, Episode 5 - "Clean, Part 2"
In what is quite possibly the most emotional scene in the entire series so far, this episode shows the healing of the bleeding woman (Zhaleh Vossough). After over a decade of suffering from bleeding with no luck from doctors or healers, she believed that simply touching the hem of Jesus’ robe was enough.
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After that incredible showing of faith and mercy, Jairus' (Alessandro Colla) daughter is brought back to life and then also healed. Upon meeting Jesus for the first time, he exclaimed with high emotion, "I know you, and I know you can heal her". Jesus tells Jairus that because of his faith she was healed.
2 Season 2, Episode 8 - "Beyond Mountains"
Other than John 3:16, the Sermon on the Mount is bound to be the most well-known section of the entire Bible. In this episode, we watch as Jesus prepares the sermon with Matthew (Paras Patel). It is a lovely moment of Jesus embracing Matthew and speaking so kindly of all the sermon truly means.
As Matthew writes down the words of Jesus, we get to see that Jesus is saying that those He speaks of in His sermon, serve as a map to find Jesus. Then in the final moments, we are introduced to likely the second most famous person from the New Testament: Judas (Luke Dimyan), the betrayer of Jesus.
1 Season 3, Episode 2 - "Two by Two"
Here we see as Jesus sends his disciples out on missionary assignments in the surrounding areas. He did so while also giving them authority to heal and cast out demons. This prompts Little James (Jordan Walker Ross), one of the disciples who had a physical handicap, to question why Jesus had not healed him.
Through an interaction that was masterfully crafted by the show's creators, Jesus explains to James how significant his healing others would be despite his own handicap. The fact that James would be healing others, while struggling with his own handicap shows an immeasurable faith to change the world.
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Which episode of The Chosen is get used to different? ›
Get Used to Different. From Season One, Episode 7. Clare McCurdy Downing and 3,429 others like this.Why The Chosen is so good? ›
To cut straight to the point: The Chosen is far and away the best on-screen depiction of the life of Christ-either mini-series or movie. The writing and character development are exceptional. It's as captivating as The Passion, yet in so many ways more human and relatable.What is the 3rd episode of The Chosen about? ›
Jesus befriends and teaches the group of children who discover His camp on the outskirts of Capernaum.Why did it take so long for season 2 of The Chosen? ›
Since THE CHOSEN is a crowd-funded program, Jenkins and his team have been hard at work fundraising, but COVID-19 halted their plans for a new season. Originally, Jenkins and his team aimed to get season 2 to audiences by Easter 2021, but he said, “Now we know that we're going to be able to do it earlier.”What is the most popular episode of The Chosen? ›
- 5 Season 1, Episode 8 - "I Am He"
- 6 Season 1, Episode 1 - "I Have Called You By Name" ...
- 7 Season 2, Episode 3 - "Matthew 4:24" ...
- 8 Season 1, Episode 5 - "The Wedding Gift" ...
- 9 Season 2, Episode 2 - "I Saw You" ...
- 10 Season 1, Episode 7 - "Invitations" ...
The Chosen stays true to the details that are in the text of the New Testament. Each episode takes artistic license to fill in the many blanks where the text does not go into detail, but this artistic license is all feasible considering the details that are provided.What religion is behind The Chosen? ›
Is The Chosen a Catholic based series? The series was conceived within an explicitly Christian framework with an approach that is intended to be ecumenical. Writer and director Dallas Jenkins is an Evangelical, but the actor who plays Jesus, Jonathan Roumie, is a Catholic.What is the main message in The Chosen? ›
The main theme in the novel is Danny's conflict between his desire for secular knowledge and his obligations to his father, Rabbi Saunders, and his father's followers. Reuven Malter is the son of Modern Orthodox Jew and teacher David Malter.Is VidAngel a Mormon company? ›
Then of course, VidAngel's owned by 8,000 Americans of all different faiths. But the two founders, we are faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.What happened in The Chosen episode 4? ›
Jesus and His students complete their preparations and leave Capernaum for Samaria. Jesus meets with a suffering woman at Jacob's Well and announces that He is the Messiah.
What Scripture is The Chosen episode 4 based on? ›
Scripture References: John 1:28-29, 35-42 This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing… he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” ...What Scripture is The Chosen episode 3 based on? ›
The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children.
The Chosen completed filming of its third season in September 2022, continuing its unprecedented success as the largest fan-supported entertainment project of all time. It has been translated into 62 languages and counting.Has season 3 of The Chosen been filmed? ›
The Chosen Season 3 Filming Location
Season 3 was filmed in similar sets as Seasons 1 and 2, but was also filmed at Camp Hoblitzelle's 1,200-acre property in Midlothian, Texas. The Chosen spent millions of dollars constructing a Biblical village set and a 30,000-square-foot soundstage.
Season 3 is fully funded, and now we begin “pre-production” in January, hoping to film in the Spring. Thanks for helping us create future seasons and episodes and make the show free for those who can't afford it.Was The Chosen One Cancelled? ›
Netflix and British producer RedRum halted production on its comics-based TV series “The Chosen One” after two actors were killed and six other members of the cast and crew were injured, according to a person with knowledge of the production who was not authorized to speak publicly.Who is Z in The Chosen? ›
Alaa Safi: Simon Z.What age is The Chosen good for? ›
This historical drama series' Gospel retelling elaborates on the backstory of biblical characters who interacted with Jesus and will draw you into the inspiring story, but is better suited for audiences 12 and older.Why shouldn t you watch The Chosen? ›
Parents need to know that The Chosen is a faith-based series about the lives of people who interacted with Jesus Christ during his lifetime. There are some strong visual references to rape, as well as to violence and bloody injuries. Sexual behavior is alluded to, but will go over the heads of younger viewers.Where is Lilith in the Bible? ›
The Bible mentions the Lilith only once, as a dweller in waste places (Isaiah 34:14), but the characterization of the Lilith or the lili (in the singular or plural) as a seducer or slayer of children has a long pre-history in ancient Babylonian religion.
Which Bible does The Chosen use? ›
Although The Chosen draws directly from the New Testament, it's become a global phenomenon largely because it doesn't treat the Gospels as, uh, gospel.Does the LDS church endorse The Chosen? ›
Pastors' note: We are not endorsing or promoting The Chosen, but we aren't discouraging it either. Since many of you are watching it and enjoying it, we are encouraging you to do that with discernment.Do Mormons believe Jesus is God? ›
Like most Christians, Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Creator of the World.Why did The Chosen leave Utah? ›
“We had pretty much decided on Malta, Bulgaria, or Utah, and we found out Utah was a no, and that was because of COVID,” Eves said. At that point, Dallas Jenkins, the writer and director, went back to the farm where he'd filmed the short that inspired The Chosen and prayed they'd be able to keep going.Why is Mary called Lilith in The Chosen? ›
The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; This is why we first hear Mary Magdalene called Lilith—to characterize that she was possessed of evil spirits.What do eyes symbolize in The Chosen? ›
David Malter uses the eye as an example of the miracle of life, saying, “the eye that blinks, that is something.” Mentions of eyes in the novel symbolize the importance of perception, and also the way reciprocity can improve perception.What do the fish represent in The Chosen? ›
Taken straight from the iconic opening sequence of The Chosen, the design shows 13 teal-colored fish swimming in the opposite direction of a school of gray fish. This of course represents Jesus and the twelve disciples moving against the cultural norms, just as we're called to do.Why did Disney sue VidAngel? ›
Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and other movie studios sued VidAngel for copyright infringement and violating DMCA section 1201 for VidAngel's service, which decrypts DVDs and filters “objectionable” content from movies and TV shows, and streams the programs to its customers.What company does the Mormon church own? ›
The Deseret Management Corporation (DMC) (/ˌdɛzəˈrɛt/ ( listen)) is a global operating company, managing for-profit entities affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).Is Chick Fil A Mormon owned? ›
Chick-fil-A is owned by devout Christians, not Mormons, and their managers and employees overwhelmingly seem to be Christian and endlessly polite.
What happens in episode 7 of The Chosen? ›
Episode 7 – Invitations. In the Sinai Peninsula, 13th century BC, Moses fashions a bronze serpent, much to the confusion of his assistant Joshua. In Capernaum, 26 AD, Gaius escorts Matthew to show his gratitude for his promotion. Quintus questions Nicodemus concerning the miracle worker.Why is Eden so upset in The Chosen? ›
She screams in pain, and blood is seen. And at the end of it, we discover that she has had a stillbirth. It is revealed that the woman is Peter's wife, Eden, explaining why she is upset with Peter. Jesus returns to Capernaum, where He meets with His disciples in Peter's home.What happens in Chosen season 2 episode 3? ›
Episode Summary: A long, exhausting day turns into night as the disciples help Jesus deal with a large crowd hoping to be healed. Around the campfire, over dinner, the group tried to get to know each other better. But tensions erupt. Unlike other episodes, we do not see Jesus actively healing.Why was Simon called the zealot? ›
Many scholars believe that Luke, the author of the Book of Luke, added the word “zealot” to Simon's name to help distinguish him from Simon Peter. This mysterious apostle could have belonged to the radical Zealot sect. Some people believe he was an active member when he became one of Jesus's apostles.What is the red quarters in The Chosen? ›
The Red Quarter is a place for prostitutes and illicit activities, though the actions of others there is never described. Jesus, however, heals Mary of her demons and openly welcomes Mary, as well as the woman who protected her and others from that area, into his fellowship.What Scripture is The Chosen episode 2 based on? ›
Scripture References: Genesis 2:2-3 On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy; because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.What prayer did Jesus pray in The Chosen? ›
That's how important children are to Him. In Season 1 Episode 3, we see just how much Jesus delights in the children of God when He hears them pray the Shema. His eyes well up with tears as He gazes at each child reciting the prayer.Who is the little girl in episode 3 of The Chosen? ›
It's morning in Capernaum in 26 AD, and a little girl (Abigail) runs out of her house, yelling behind her: “I'll be by the stream!”How old was Jesus when Joseph died? › What month is season 3 of The Chosen coming out? ›
THE CHOSEN SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE:
The third season will be available to stream online beginning Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Where can I watch season 3 of The Chosen? ›
The Chosen Season 3
The Chosen Season Three is now streaming on all of Angel Studios' platforms. Enjoy all three seasons for free and get introduced to amazing new content that amplifies light.
The announcement comes right after the hit streaming series about the life of Christ debuts the final episode of Season 3. Lead actor Jonathan Roumie appears in a scene from Season 3 of the show. Image: "The Chosen"/Instagram.Why did The Chosen move to Texas? ›
The Chosen originally looked into Texas because two producers of the show were from the area, and the physical terrain, welcoming environment and costs fit what the show was looking for, Eves said. “I think it's the perfect fit for us here.Is The Chosen season 3 on Amazon Prime? ›
Unfortunately, The Chosen Season 3 isnot available to stream for free on Amazon Prime Video.How much does The Chosen get paid per episode? ›
Costing more than $1,120,000 per episode, “The Chosen” is a high-quality telling of the life of Jesus and the people around Him. The award-winning, multi-season series has been viewed more than 60 million times worldwide.Will The Chosen show the crucifixion? ›
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Roumie says the scene is crucial in setting the tone for "The Chosen," which will screen its season 3 finale in 2,000 theaters Feb. 2 and 3. Season 6 will feature Jesus' crucifixion after Pontius Pilate washes his hands of capital punishment to appease the crowds, despite his wife's pleas.
If you want to know the theme of Season 3, Psalm 77 is at the heart of all of it. Angela Pikett and 1,982 others like this. Looking forward to it! God bless all of you and your work for the Lord.What happened in The Chosen season 2 Episode 3? ›
Episode 3 – Matthew 4:24. In Syria, the disciples take shifts to help Jesus deal with a large crowd hoping to be healed. Philip continues to mentor Matthew, while Mary Magdalene and Ramah start to study Torah. A long, exhausting day turns into night as the disciples share how they perceive the Messiah.What happens in The Chosen season 2 Episode 7? ›
Unlawful. Matthew and Simon try to get along as they search for Mary in dark places. The group fears for Mary as they struggle with lack of food and bad news about John the Baptist. Meanwhile, Jesus continues to upset Pharisees across multiple regions.What happened to The Chosen season 2 Episode 4? ›
Spirit. After stirring the water, Jesus is now pursued by Simon the Zealot, Atticus, and Shmuel. John the Baptizer visits the group and tells Jesus his dangerous mission. Meanwhile, back at the camp, Mary Magdalene is devastated by an encounter with a mysterious and dangerous stranger.
What happens in The Chosen season 1 Episode 8? ›
Jesus and His students complete their preparations and leave Capernaum for Samaria; Jesus meets with a suffering woman at Jacob's well and announces that He is the Messiah.
It's morning in Capernaum in 26 AD, and a little girl (Abigail) runs out of her house, yelling behind her: “I'll be by the stream!”Did Jesus meet with Quintus? ›
The meeting between Quintus (played by Brandon Potter) and Jesus was definitely the most engaging interaction, with the ever entertaining Roman Praetor probing the Messiah with some of the best dialogue of the episode.What happens to Danny in The Chosen? ›
By the end of the novel, Danny has resolved his conflict with his father; furthermore, like Reuven, he has developed a broadened, more balanced sense of himself and the world around him.Where can I watch chosen season 3? ›
The Chosen Season 3
The Chosen Season Three is now streaming on all of Angel Studios' platforms. Enjoy all three seasons for free and get introduced to amazing new content that amplifies light.
John the Baptist changed his life to make himself small so Jesus could become bigger. He did everything he could to prepare the world for the life and ministry of his beloved cousin, Jesus.Has The Chosen started season 3? ›
When can I watch Season 3 of The Chosen? Episodes One and Two will premiere in theaters across the country on November 18, 2022.What is season 3 Episode 8 of The Chosen about? ›
Jesus returns to his childhood home for the big Jewish new year celebration. His childhood friends and family are all buzzing with what they've heard about Jesus…until he tells them the truth of who He is.