The Latin word “Passio”, and the Greek word “Pathos” are about passion and suffering. “The Passion of Christ” is about the suffering of Jesus Christ in His love for us, as from the night that He was betrayed, until He cried out, “It is finished,” and yielded up His Spirit.
More than 100 movies have been made about Jesus Christ. The very first showing of The Passion
How did it premier? The idea of Jesus as King got people’s attention,
Jesus had told His disciples (from the prophet Zechariah), “I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.”
Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
Without reflection and conviction, seeing the Passion becomes just another ‘shock & awe’ story. As it is written, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”
What is seen as through a window can incite what we feel, but “with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” [Romans 10:10] Those who are being saved will receive the truth (as from Peter), “Repent, and let each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the Holy Spirit. be saved from this perverse generation!” Most films about Jesus have left out
If your church or youthgroup’s got Passion Fever, it’s time to get serious about being the Passion of The Christ, instead of just sitting