Kingdom Of Heaven Video On Interactive DVD

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"Jesus told them another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.'"‰ÛÓMatthew 13:24 (NIV)If Jesus used parables to teach about truth, we would do well to follow His example! Use The Kingdom of Heaven Christian videoto equip your child with tools for making godly choices. Thisaward-winning, animated DVD is a series of short stories that includesthe "Parable of the Sower and the Seed," the "Parable of the Wheat andthe Tares," the "Parable of the Pearl," and the "Parable of the TenVirgins."As Jesus teaches the people eachparable, some begin to understand what the Kingdom of Heaven is likeand accept Christ's gift of eternal life. Unfortunately, others have"ears that will not hear" and are not willing to become followers ofthe Savior.Main Characters:Jesus and the Disciples; the doubters: Boaz, Jeremiah and David; The Planter of Wheat; The Merchant of the Pearl; Leah and the MaidensScriptural References:Matthew 13:3-30, Matthew 13:40, Matthew 12:45-46, Matthew 25:1-13 & Matthew 25:34-40Overall Theme:Jesus uses the parables of the Wheat and the Tares, the Merchant and the Pearl, and the Ten Maidens to describe our relationship to the Kingdom of Heaven.åÊ How His listeners respond to His stories tells us much about whether they will be included in the Kingdom of Heaven.Summary:The Kingdom of Heaven is a series of short stories including theSower and the Seed, the Wheat and the Tares, and the Parable of the TenVirgins.åÊ As Jesus teaches the people each parable, some begin tounderstand what the ‰ÛÏKingdom is Heaven‰۝ is like.åÊ Unfortunately, somehave ‰ÛÏears that will not hear‰۝ and are not willing to become followersof the Savior.åÊ At the Second Coming they will not be counted as Hisown. be counted as His own.A group of early disciples listens to Jesus tell the inspiring stories of the Kingdom of Heaven.åÊ He explains that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who has planted a field of wheat.åÊ We see an enemy at night, scattering bad seed‰ÛÓthe seed of the weed-like tare‰ÛÓamong the good seed planted in the man‰۪s field of wheat.åÊ As a result, the wheat and tares grow up intermingled.åÊ Harvest is the time of reckoning.åÊ The farmer tells his men to gather first the tares and then the wheat.åÊ The unwanted tares are cast into a fire.åÊ Jeremiah, one of the listeners, begins to understand the meanings behind Jesus‰۪ words, but his faith is shaken by Boaz, who declares that Jesus blasphemes. In the parable of the pearl,åÊ a wealthy merchant discovers a perfect pearl and willingly gives all he has for the beautiful pearl.åÊ A young man, David, decides that he can no longer listen to Jesus.åÊ David cannot bear to give up all the things he has worked for in this world in exchange for the Kingdom of Heaven.åÊ Jesus then tells the Ten Maidens parable.åÊ Five of the ten maidens waiting for the wedding feast of Judah have come unprepared, with no oil for their lamps.åÊ Arriving at night, they ask to be let in but no one has extra oil for them.Drawing on the meaning of the parables, Jesus explains to His followers that there are those who hear the word of God but refuse to understand it.Background:The gift of eternal life is not accepted by everyone.åÊ These parables give examples how we, like the characters in the stories, may be distracted by the ‰ÛÏthing‰۝ of the world and not accept the joy Jesus has to offer.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: Unto the Least of These Hidden Meaning The Wheat and the Tares "The Pearl" Five Wise and Five Foolish Maidens A Chance for Everyone I Know You Not Parable of the Sower Inherit the Kingdom of God Closing CreditsPrinciples and Values Taught in This VideoEternal Life, Faith, Judgment, Obedience, Preparedness, Kindness, Mercy, Sacrifice, Service, and WisdomParables in This Video:* The Parable of the Sower and the Seed - Matt 13:3-23 * The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares - Matt 13:24-30 * The Parable of the Pearl or the Pearl of Great Price - Matt 13:45-46 * The Parable of the Ten Virgins - Matt 25:1-13 Click here to see other parables of Jesus in The Animated Stories from the New Testament series.