Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, is stripped of his title and forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to seek revenge, but an encounter with Jesus changes everything. ………………….
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Themes: Compassion, Crucifixion, Easter, God’s Love, Helping Others, Redemption, Self-Sacrifice
Jesus is carrying His cross down a street crowded with onlookers. The heavy beam drags on His wounded shoulders. The crown of thorns digs into His bloodied face. Suddenly, He collapses and falls to the ground.
Judah runs up and offers Him a drink of water, remembering when Jesus had once done the same for him.
A centurion approaches, shouting: “No water for him!”
Ignoring the soldier, Judah offers the cup to Christ: “Drink.” Jesus looks up at him. The bloodshot eyes, cracked lips, and wounded face cannot hide the love in the eyes.
Suddenly, the centurion strikes Judah with his whip: “No water for him!”
Judah, furious, closes his fist over a stone, intending to retaliate.
Jesus reaches out an arm, stopping him: “No, Judah! My life…I give it of My own free will.”
Total Time: :52
Start Time: 1:49:33
End Time: 1:50:25
Start Cue: Jesus carrying cross through crowd
End Cue: Fade to new scene
“My life cannot be taken away by anybody else; I am giving it of My own free will. My authority allows Me to give My life and to take it again. All this has been commanded by My Father.” John 10:18 (The Voice)