Easter will be here in just two weeks, which means it’s time once again for The Greatest Stories of The Bible, a festival of movies shown on UPtv. Starting tonight (April 7) and continuing through Easter (Sunday, April 20), UPtv will air 21 classic stories from the New and Old Testaments.
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These iconic movies are based on stories from the Bible. While there’s no guarantee these films are biblically accurate in every detail, they can offer a fresh perspective on a familiar story. They can also be valuable conversation starters. What if you invited friends and neighbors over for ‘movie night’ then, after the movie, shared your testimony and invited them to your church’s Easter service?
Highlights of this special two-week movie celebration include Jesus, starring Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing and Gary Oldman and The Greatest Story Ever Told, starring Max Von Sydow, Charlton Heston and John Wayne.
The centerpiece of UP’s two-week Easter celebration will be the commercial television premiere of The Passion of the Christ. Mel Gibson’s blockbuster retelling of Jesus’ final hours will be telecast with limited commercial interruption on Palm Sunday, April 13, 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
Do you have a favorite movie based on a Bible story? What makes it special? Is there a certain scene that sticks in your mind, does it bring back memories of watching it together with a loved one, or did it impact your spiritual walk in some way? We’d love to know! Tell us about it.