The King Is Born Video On Interactive DVD
"But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.'"Luke 1:30-32a (NIV) Beginning with the angel Gabriel announcing God's blessed plan for Mary, this Bible video brings all the elements of this timeless story to life: "no room at the inn," the shepherds in their fields, the star in the sky, the three,wise men, King Herod, gifts for the King, and the return to Nazareth.
Main Characters: Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Scriptural References: Matthew 1:18-2:23 & Luke 1:26-2:36
Overall Theme:The coming of a savior, the Messiah, is foretold by prophets, announced by angles and realized in the birth of Jesus, only to opposed by worldly power in the person of King Herod.
Summary: The King Is Born dramatically weaves together the key events surrounding the birth of Jesus. It places them in Biblical context, beginning with Simeon's vigil at the temple in Jerusalem to see the Messiah and continuing with the Angel Gabriel's visit to Mary. The search for lodging in Bethlehem introduces a humorous innkeeper and leads to the wondrous event surrounding the birth in a humble stable, including the visit of the shepherds and the journey of the wise men. We visit the royal palace to learn of a very different reaction by King Herod. As Herod's troops ride through Bethlehem, bent on killing every male child, Mary Joseph and the baby Jesus escape to Egypt.The video ends with their return to Nazareth, where a young Jesus works with his father in his carpentry shop, gaining wisdom and special gifts.
Background: The annual celebration of Jesus' birth remains one of the most cherished holidays throughout the world. A star or angel on top of a Christmas tree reminds us of the miraculous nature of Jesus' birth. Carols and hymns allow us to join the Wise men and shepherds in worshiping Jesus. The exchange of presents recalls the greatest gift of all: God's son, born on Christmas night.
BONUS Resource & Activity Books: Each 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/ "A King Is Born" Waiting for the Messiah The Angel, Gabriel, Appears to Mary Mary Reveals Her Secret Journey to Bethlehem No Room at the Inn Born in a Manger Shepherds in Their Fields Wise Men See a New Star Joseph and Mary Go to the Temple Wise Men Visit Herod Gifts for the King Every Baby Boy Must Die Return to Nazareth
Principles and Values Taught in This Video" God's Grace, God's Love, God's Mercy, Faith, Joy, Obedience, and Reverence