"But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for 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's announcement to Mary, this Bible video brings all the elements of this timeless story to life, such as "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, set 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. 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, and 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
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