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Modern Parables Volume 1 - Group Study Set
12 Dramatic studies on the parables of Christ in this DVD-based study.
Modern Parables Volume 1, Living In The Kingdom of God, is an original Bible study curriculum designed for people who like movies. It is the first in a planned series of film-driven studies on the parables. The 12-lesson study combines cinema and theory in short dramatic films that explain Jesus' parables. Modern Parables lets people grasp the parables at an immediate gut level. This emotional immediacy enables them to engage the Bible in a powerful and compelling way.
This box set consists of:3 DVDs - includes 6 parable films, 6 application videos each taught by a different pastor, 6 Director's Commentaries for teaching Cinema and Theology
1 Teacher's Guide with 2 intro chapters, 12 complete lesson plans + 6 bonus lesson plans (108 p.)
1 Student Book with 12 in-depth chapters on the parables (200 p.)
1 Teacher's Prep CD with 12 teacher prep lessons
The Parable Films are uniquely designed to parallel the original parables, thereby driving viewers back to the Biblical text. Just watching the films helps teach the historical, grammatical, contextual and interpretive elements in the parables. The films are not meant to replace the text, but are intended to re-create in the viewer similar emotional, intellectual, and spiritual responses as that of Jesus' 1st-century listeners. The parable films included are:Hidden Treasure
The Shrewd Manager
The Widow & Judge
The Application Videos explain how the parables can be applied to our day-to-day lives. They are taught by insightful pastors representing different denominations including:Daniel Doriani, Ph.D - Senior Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO
George Grant, Ph.D - Senior Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church, Franklin, TN
Frank Lewis, D. Min - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN
Gene Mims, D. Min - Senior Pastor, Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, TN
Jeff Schulte, Th. M - Pastor, ChangePoint, Anchorage, AK
Scotty Smith, M.A.R. - Founding Pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN
The Director's Commentaries explore how cinema and theology were uniquely wedded in each of the films. When paired with the 6 bonus lessons found in the Teacher's Guide, they provide a unique insight into the way cinema provides new perpectives on our lives in God's Creation.
"Have you ever wondered how Jesus might have told his parables in twenty-first century America? How would the characters have been portrayed? What modern cultural elements would have proved central? Compass Cinema’s portrayals are by far the most clear, riveting, superbly acted and biblically faithful contemporizations of Jesus’ parables that I have ever seen. The DVD comes complete with excellent written materials for individual or group study. I highly recommend this work.” Craig S. Blomberg, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
"The excellence with which the films were done, the accuracy of the film to the text, and the emotional connection with how 1st-century hearers would have felt are the three big benefits of this study. This series is a great way to show the undeniable relevance of the Bible to the video culture we live in today. I personally understand the parable of The Shrewd Manager better now than I ever have and it is most assuredly due to the lessons learned from Modern Parables." Judd Rumley, Singles Pastor, Denton Bible Church, Denton, TX
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