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How ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Challenged My Fear of Pain | GOF51

How ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Challenged My Fear of Pain | GOF51

Mel Gibson’s movie ’The Passion of the Christ’ has inspired me again. Like many Christians, Easter is a time to reflect on the suffering of Jesus as well as to remember his resurrection. Movies like Gibson’s help to re-orient the mind and heart to the life of Jesus. Also, I share with you some thoughts on my 1-year anniversary of taking control of my life.

 

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This Episode’s Topic: ‘The Passion of the Christ.’

To better understand why this issue matters, I share with you four ways ‘The Passion’ impacted me.

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Theology On The Street – ‘The Passion of the Christ.’

Gibson’s vivid and gory detail of the physical and spiritual brutality, frankly, makes me incredibly uncomfortable. That’s why I think it’s so effective. So in this episode, I share with you how viewing the ‘The Passion of the Christ’ has once again challenged me to embrace suffering and pain for the reward that is yet to come.

Smitty’s Tip of the Week – FIVERR

I have become a huge fan of Fiverr.com. If you haven’t done so already, check it out. I have already used it successfully on some projects. I’ve used other sites, but this one is quickly becoming my new entrepreneurial sandbox.*

Feature Presentation – A Year of Life Change

This week of April, I’m celebrating 1-year of the decision I made to take back control of my life. I share my thoughts on health, fitness, and the role of “crafting your life for a higher purpose.”

Here’s a quote I’ve coined. “If crafting your life means treating it as a piece of art, then why not make it a masterpiece?”

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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