The apostle Matthew records the remarkable events he witnessed as he walked with Christ. As he speaks of the life of Jesus Christ, the centuries melt away and we are intimately involved in the life of the promised Messiah.
We share the mystery and the wonder of His birth. We witness His baptism and temptation in the wilderness. We experience the compassion and hope of the Sermon on the Mount. Walk with Jesus through Galilee as He calls His disciples, performs the first miracles, and begins teaching His world-changing message of love, forgiveness, redemption and salvaltion through Jesus Christ alone.
This film can be a slightly unusual presentation of the life of Christ, often making light of Scriptures we as Christian have previously taken to be much more serious in nature, and stars Richard Kiley as Matthew and Bruce Marchiano as Jesus. This unique word-for-word presentation in the NIV brings to the screen a divine yet warmly human, yet fully Divine Jesus.
In 1993, Christian filmmakers set out to make a Jesus film which would be Word-for- Word the Gospel (based on the controversial NIV). What emerged was a presentation of Jesus in joy and deep passion - a Man who was God on His knees in the sand, weeping over people’s pain, reaching His healing hand into their broken lives; a Man who restrained all the power of the universe and allowed His blood to fall to the ground...for you.