The Parables Of Jesus Video On Interactive DVD

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"The disciples came to him and asked, 'Why do you speak to the people in parables?' 'This is why I speak to them in parables: Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.'"‰ÛÒ Matthew 13:10, 13 (NIV)Main Characters:Jesus, the two sons, Lazarus, the rich man and the three servantsScriptural References:Matthew 13: 11-17; Matthew 21: 28-32; Matthew 25: 14-30; Luke 16: 19-31Overall Theme:The video reinforces the principles of forgiveness, compassion and stewardship.åÊ The parables teach us to be good stewards of our time and the things we have been given. Summary:The Parables of Jesus includes three of the most loved parables: The Two Sons, The Rich Man and Lazarus and The Talents. The video begins with Jesus telling the story of the two sons. It is harvest time and the two sons cannot be found.åÊ Their father searches out to find his sons so the harvest would not be lost.åÊ The oldest son, who is suppose to inherit the vineyard, is found relaxing by the shore and promises to come help but does not. The younger son is frustrated about doing all the work since his brother will inherit the land.åÊ He refusing to come help, but changes his mind and returns to the vineyard to ask his father for forgiveness and to help with the harvest. In the end, the father rewards the youngest son with the vineyard because he was always there for him and used his time wisely.Next, the parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus is told by Jesus. Lazarus is very poor and is searching for food in front of a rich man‰۪s house.åÊ He begs for the scraps from the rich man‰۪s plate.åÊ The rich man refuses to help Lazarus.åÊ Both Lazarus and the rich man die and find themselves in two very different places. Father Abraham welcomes and comforts Lazarus while the rich man is in torment because of his actions on earth. The last parable, The Talents, is a teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven. A master is preparing to go on a long journey and leaves his three servants entrusted with his property and money.åÊ He instructs them to multiply their coins and that there will be an accounting upon his return.åÊ All will receive the same reward if they do their best. Two of the three use their time wisely, multiply their coins and help others while investing their money.åÊ The third servant does not use his time wisely nor invest his money. Upon the master‰۪s return, he rewards the two servants whom used their time wisely and for the good of others, while the third is not rewarded because he did not use the talents that he was given.åÊ Did You Know? The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus has been called the most vivid account of the afterlife to be found in the New Testament!Background:The New Testament begins with the book of Matthew revealing the prophecies in Jesus Christ. Jesus tells stories called parables to teach his disciples and us how to live our lives and about our future.åÊåÊåÊ Trustworthy:You can feel confident that the NEST Bible DVDs are of the highest quality and worth of your trust. NEST is proud to have an independent Advisory Board of respected theologians review all key elements of the NEST Bible DVDs from the original script to the finished product. Each DVD stays true to Scripture.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: Parable of the Two Sons The Reward Parable of Rich Man & Lazarus Rich Man Tends to Himself Lazarus Dies The Rich Man Dies Parable of the Talents What to Do? Hard Work Pays Off The Master Returns "Listen with Your Heart" Closing CreditsPrinciples and Values Taught in This VideoCompassion, Integrity, Justice, Mercy, Repentance, Stewardship, and WorkParables in This Video:*The Parable of The Two Sons - Matt 21:28-32 *The Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus - Luke 16:19-31 *The Parable of The Ten Talents - Matt 25:14-30Click here to see other parables of Jesus in The Animated Stories from the New Testament