JESUS AND HIS TIMES
Three video set on the life of Christ with study guide.
The Story Begins
Travel the dusty roads with Joseph and Mary as they
make their way to the tiny village of Bethlehem in
obedience to the edict of the Roman Emperor Ceasar
Augustus. Be amazed, along with shepherds on a nearby
hillside, at the angels' "good news of great joy."
Learn about the life of King Herod the Great and about
the wise men from the East who brought word of Jesus'
birth to that murderous tyrant.
See for yourself what daily life was like for the Holy
Family in Egypt, where they fled for safety, and in the
village of Nazareth, where Jesus later grew to manhood.
Accompany Him as a 12-year-old to the Temple in
Jerusalem for observation of the Passover.
Among the People
Listen to John the Baptist as he preaches a baptism of
repentance for the forgiveness of sins, and visit the
community of devout Essenes to which John may have
belonged. Be there as he baptizes Jesus in the waters of
Watch Jesus teaching in the synagogues of Galilee and
understand how His teachings echoed those of the
highly respected Pharisees-- and how they differed.
Walk with Him and His disciples through Galilee,
Samaria and Judea, and hear His parables as they must
have fallen on the ears of His listeners: plain working
people who understood and responded to the images of
sheep and shepherds, seeds and harvest, vineyards and
the fruit of the vine. Witness His miracles, His healings,
the raising of Lazarus.
The Final Days
See Jerusalem, the Holy City, as it appeared in Jesus'
day. Be part of the cheering throng that welcomed Him
into the city to celebrate Passover, and join the startled
crowd in the Temple when He drove out those who sold.
Learn who the hereditary priests of the Temple really
were and why they feared Jesus. Understand the
political and religious turmoil that raged through a
land ruled by Rome but inhabited by a people ruled only
by God. Share their dreams of the Messiah who would
Join Jesus at the Last Supper. Witness His betrayal in
the Garden of Gethsemane, His trial before Pontius
Pilate. Despair with His followers at the crucifixion and
rejoice at the events that followed.