The Good Samaritan Video On Interactive DVD
"In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. . ."‰ÛÒ Luke 10:30a (NIV)Children of all ages will love this classic story about the stranger with a heart of gold who shows us what it really means to "love thy neighbor"!Did You Know? The Parable of the Good Samaritan appears only in the Gospel of Luke (10:25-37).Main Characters:Jesus and the Disciples, the lawyer, Ezra and his family, the Samaritan, the innkeeper and his son, the thieves, the priest and the LeviteScriptural References:Luke 10:23-37Overall Theme: In The Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us the true meaning of God‰۪s commandment that we ‰ÛÏlove our neighbor.‰ A man is left for dead at the side of the road by robbers. His cries for help are ignored by two people who find excuses for not helping him. Finally, a Samaritan, who is the injured man‰۪s natural enemy, comes to his aid. Through this story, Jesus teaches us how God expects us to treat others.Summary: We begin in a room with Jesus and His Disciples. He tells them that many people have desired salvation. In a corner of the room, two men are in deep discussion. One of them, a lawyer, challenges Jesus to tell him what is to be done to inherit eternal life. Jesus tells the story of a Jewish man who needed to travel a dangerous road to Jericho to buy spices. His wife worries about his trip to Jericho. But he must make the journey, so he bids his family farewell and goes on his way. At a wayside inn, the innkeeper‰۪s young son overhears two robbers plotting to steal from people on the road. On a isolated, mountainous stretch of the road, the two robbers hide among the rocks. Soon the spice merchant comes into view. The robbers then steal his gold and leave him for dead on the deserted road.A short while later, a priest finds the abused man. He says that if he were not ‰ÛÏon the Lord‰۪s business‰ he would stop and help him. He continues on his way, leaving the spice merchant to suffer on the road. Next, a Levite finds the dying Jewish man, but he is only concerned with his own safety and runs to avoid the robbers.A Samaritan, the natural enemy of the Jews is the last to discover the man on the side of the road. He leaves money for the injured man‰۪s care and continues his voyage. The innkeeper‰۪s son witnesses the actions of the priest, the Levite and the Samaritan. Watching all this, the young boy knows that the Samaritan is truly the good neighbor to his fellow man.Background: During Biblical times, a Samaritan was despised by most Jews. By using a Samaritan as the good neighbor, Jesus brought even more impact to the story. Because of this powerful parable, a good and generous person now is called a Samaritan.BONUS Resource & Activity BooksEach interactive DVD includes a 64-page Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special "Certificate of Achievement" located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities.DVD Chapter Index: Opening Credits Who is My Neighbor? Robbers are Not Welcome Here Ezra the Spice Merchant Caleb the Samaritan The Priest and Levite Samaritan Rejected Robbed and Left for Dead Priest and Levite Don‰۪t Help The Good Samaritan I Did What Any Man Would Do Go and Do LikewisePrinciples and Values Taught in This VideoCharity, Compassion, Love, Service, Goodness, and MercyParables in this video:*The Parable of the Good Samaritan - Luke 10:30-37Click here to see other parables of Jesus in The Animated Stories from the New Testament series.