Friday, 3 October 2014

The King Is Born

The King Is Born


The King Is Born . . .

Your children will learn the true story of the first Christmas in this beautifully animated video of Jesus’ birth.


"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.

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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.

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