Signs Of The Times Video On Interactive DVD
"'Teacher,' they asked, 'when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?'" ‰ÛÓLuke 21:7 (NIV)How do you teach children about Christ's return? By sitting down with them to watch the award-winning Signs of the Times Christian video! Through the Parable of the Wedding Feast and the Parable of the Thief in the Night, Jesus Christ teaches His disciples to patiently wait for the significant signs that will precede His Second Coming. Use this 30-minute, animated DVD to teach both children and adults that there are many signs, but only those who know Him will recognize their significance.Main Characters:Jesus and the disciples; a king, his servants, and the townspeople; the Thief and the selfish manScriptural References:Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 21:1-46 ; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 24:1-44 ; Mark 13:1-37; Luke 12:36-47; Luke 21:5-36Overall Theme:Jesus Christ uses parables to teach His disciples how to patiently guard for the signs that will precede His Second Coming. Watch and learn how those closest to Jesus misunderstand the meaning of His stories. Even with these insights, will we, too, misunderstand the signs of His coming today? Summary:Jesus uses the parables of the King‰۪s Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) and the parable of the Thief in the Night (Matthew 24: 42-44) to help His disciples better understand what will happen before His return. In the first parable, Jesus teaches that the proud will refuse His invitation, but the meek and humble will accept it and come as they are. In this story, a king invites the people of the city to the wedding feast of his son.åÊ But the proud people harm his servants and reject the king twice, saying that he should be hosting a celebration for them.åÊ In contrast, when the king‰۪s servants extend the invitation to the poor and outcast, they accept with great humility and are so astonished that the king would even choose them.åÊ In this way, Jesus teaches that many are called but few are chosen.When describing the signs of the times, Jesus cautions His disciples to be on the alert as one would be for a thief that comes in the night.åÊ In this story, a selfish man loves his money more than helping others. So when he neglects the people‰۪s warnings about the night thief, he is robbed of his riches and cries out in anguish.åÊ In this way, Jesus teaches that we are to be ever so watchful.Jesus also teaches about warning signs of the end times,åÊ the darkening of the sun and moon, the stars falling from heaven, wars and rumors of wars, and the Son of man returning to the angels‰۪ trumpet call.Background:Jesus teaches us to be humble, to repent, and to be prepared for His Second Coming. There are many signs, but only those who know Him will recognize their significance. Those who accept the King‰۪s invitation will find themselves richly blessed in Heaven.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: The Messiah Preaching and Prophesying Parable of the King‰۪s Wedding Feast The Proud Reject The Humble Accept Many Called, Few Chosen Destruction of the Temple Signs of the Times Parable of Thief in the Night The Unwatchful Watch and Be Ready The Prince of Peace Triumphant Return Closing CreditsPrinciples and Values Taught in This VideoCourage, Final Judgment, Humility, Preparedness, Repentance, and the Second Coming of ChristParables in This Video:* The Parable of The Wedding Feast (also known as the Marriage of the King's Son or the Great Supper) - Matt 22:1-14 * The Parable of the Thief in the Night - Luke 12:35-40Click here to see other parables of Jesus in The Animated Stories from the New Testament series.