36 Parables: Purple portrays modern-day retellings of the Parable of the Friend at Midnight, the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, and the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree. Use these thought-provoking short films and free downloadable discussion guides as introductions or illustrations for messages, or as discussion starters for small or large groups to get students looking at and thinking about God’s Word in a whole new way.
Gone are the days of the flannelgraph. Well, we hope so anyway! Students today are looking to connect with the teachings of Jesus, but often the stories they hear or read about Jesus sound like just that—stories. Using thought-provoking short films from 36 Parables, and the free downloadable discussion guides, you can help your students truly experience the parables of Jesus. Use these short films as an introduction to a message, an illustration, or a discussion starter. However you choose to use 36 Parables, your students will discover the truth inside each story and God’s truth will be revealed to them in a new light. This DVD offers three compelling videos that put Jesus’ parables into a modern day scenario, giving students something to think about and opening up opportunities for dialogue. The parables on 36 Parables: Purple include:
• “Out of Reach” portrays a young girl trying to persuade her father to let her play with his antique fire truck. Based on the Parable of the Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:5-8); approx. 4 min.
• “The Car Lot” introduces a car salesman who is forced to think creatively in order to obtain a new job. Based on the Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-13); approx 6 min.
• “Sean” shows the story of a high school teacher who fights for a student who is facing expulsion. Based on the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9); approx 6 min. Illuminate God’s Word in a whole new way, and your students will begin to see their faith in a whole new way. *The DVD also includes two documentaries, Behind the Scenes, and Why Parables?. *The scripture for all three parables are on the DVD menus as well.