Look, Listen & Live 6
Outline: From Matthew and Mark. 24 sections. It has a picture book to go along with the recording.
|Theme:||Life of Christ; Multiple themes|
|Genre:||Bible Stories & Teac|
- Greetings Friends! Come and meet the greatest teacher of all.
- His Name is Jesus. Listen to the cassette and look at the pictures.
- Look at the next picture when you hear this signal. (Signal)
Picture 1 Jesus Teaches the People
- In this picture, Jesus Christ is teaching the people about God.
- God made us all. He is the only true God.
- People are separated from God by their sin and evil ways,
but God loves all people.
- Jesus came from God. He knows all about God (because He is God’s Son.)
- Jesus came to teach people how they can know God (again).
- Listen and I will tell you what Jesus taught the people,
then you can know the True and Living God too. (Signal)
Picture 2 The Two Houses
- Jesus told a story about the two men.
- One man built his house on a rock. That is a strong foundation.
- When the storm came, that house did not fall down.
- The other man built his house on the sand.
- When the storm came that house was washed away.
- We should build our lives on a strong foundation too.
- The strong foundation for life is the teaching of Jesus.
- If we obey His teaching about God,
we will be strong when the troubles of life come.
- Even Satan will not be able to destroy us. (Signal)
Picture 3 A Light Should be Seen
- What do you do with a light in the dark?
- One man in this picture holds his light up high
so that it gives light to everyone in the house.
- The other man is foolish. He is hiding his light under a basket.
- Jesus is the Light of the World. He shows us the way to God.
- When we obey His words, others can see God’s Light in us.
Jesus said “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father (God) in Heaven.”
- We must not hide the Light of God but let others see and hear about Jesus.
- Then they can know the way to God also. (Signal)
Picture 4 A Roman Beats a Jew
- Look! A Roman soldier is slapping a Jewish man.
The soldier has taken the man’s cloak as well.
What should the man do? Jesus told the people,
“Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you.
If anyone strikes you on the right cheek,
let him strike you on the left cheek too.
If anyone takes your shirt, let him have your coat also. We should not take revenge on those who have harmed us, for God has said,
“I will take revenge; I will pay back.”
- God will punish all wrongdoers, either in this life, or after death.
- But He tells us to repay evil by doing good (to our enemies). (Signal)
Picture 5 Praying to God
- In this picture, two men are praying (speaking) to God.
- One man stands out in the street, repeating long prayers.
He wants men to see him and give him praise.
God does not answer that kind of prayer.
“When you pray, go into your room,
close the door and pray to your Father (God).
Then your Father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
- God knows what we need. We do not have to tell Him many times.
- We should worship God in prayer, and pray for others too.
- We must seek His forgiveness (pardon) for the wrong things we have done,
and ask Him to keep us from Satan and his evil ways. (Signal)
Picture 6 Evil Men Sow Weeds
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
- Evil men sowed weeds in a newly sown field.
- They were the enemies of the landowner.
- The landowner did not remove the weeds so that
he would not destroy the good plants as well.
- He waited until the harvest time.
- Then he separated out the good crops and burned up the weeds.
- Friends, Satan has sowed evil ones among God’s people in this world.
- When the time is right, Jesus will come again.
- He will separate the evil ones from those who obey God.
- Jesus will take His own to be with Him forever,
but the evil ones will be thrown into the fire of Hell, with Satan. (Signal)
Picture 7 Jesus and the Children
Matthew 18:1-6, 19:13-15
One day some people brought their children to Jesus.
They wanted Jesus to touch the children and to pray to God for them.
The followers of Jesus tried to send the children away,
but Jesus was not pleased with His followers and said,
“Let the children come to me, and do not stop them.
The Kingdom of God belongs to ones like these.”
Jesus also said to His followers,
“Unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the Kingdom of God.”
“Whoever humbles himself like a child is great in the Kingdom of God.”
Friends, those who are proud, and think they are greater than others,
cannot be true followers of Jesus. (Signal)
Picture 8 The Shepherd and the Sheep
Jesus told this story -
“A man owned 100 sheep. One wandered away and was lost.
So the man left his 99 sheep and went to look for the one that was lost. When he found it, he was happier about that one sheep, than about the 99 who were not lost."
In the same way, God does not want anyone to be lost and separated from Him, because they are following Satan’s ways.
Jesus is called the Good Shepherd because He came to rescue men and women who are lost from God. (Signal)
Picture 9 The Unforgiving Servant
A servant owed the king a lot of money, which he could never repay.
The king ordered the servant to be sold as a slave.
The servant begged for mercy, so the king had pity on him.
He cancelled the whole debt and let him go.
That servant found another servant who owed him a small amount of money.
The wicked servant almost choked the man, and then put him in prison.
Other servants told the king what happened.
The king was angry and said to the wicked servant, “You should have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had mercy on you.”
The king put that servant in prison for ever.
Friends, God will forgive us for all the wrong we have done, but we must also forgive anyone who does wrong to us. (Signal)
Picture 10 Workers Receive Their Pay
These workmen have come to receive their pay.
The first man to be paid was hired late in the day.
He had done only a little work. But the landowner (boss) was kind.
He gave the man a coin, which was a full day’s pay.
The next man had worked for half the day.
The last man had worked all day, but they all received the same amount.
The man who worked all day complained. He wanted more.
So the landowner said,
“Friend, I am not being unfair to you.
You agreed to work for one coin.
I have the right to do what I want with my own money.
Are you angry because I am generous?”
Likewise, God will give everlasting life to all who trust in Jesus.
It is not payment for doing good.
It is a free gift from God to all who accept His generous offer. (Signal)
Picture 11 Five Women Outside the Door
Jesus told this story about ten young women.
They were waiting for a (wedding) feast to begin.
The bridegroom came suddenly at midnight.
Five of the women were ready to meet him.
They lit their oil lamps and went into the feast with him.
But five of the women were foolish. They had no oil for their lamps.
They had to go and buy some. While they were gone the door was shut.
When they returned they cried out,
“Let us in!”
But the bridegroom answered,
“Certainly not! I don’t know you!”
Friends, Jesus is in Heaven now,
but one day He will come again to this earth.
We do not know when that will be. We must be ready to meet Him.
For Jesus will take His own to be with Him in Heaven,
but those who are not ready will not enter Heaven. (Signal)
Picture 12 The Master and His Servants
How can we be ready for Jesus’ return?
The important man in this picture has just come home.
While he was away his servants looked after his money.
Two of the servants traded with the money and made more.
When their master returned he rewarded them both.
But the third servant hid his master’s money. He did not gain more.
The master was angry because the servant was lazy. He threw the servant out of his house.
Jesus wants us to work for Him until He returns.
We should love and help others and teach them about God.
Then Jesus will say,
“Well done, come and share your Master’s happiness.” (Music)
Jesus taught the people about God,
but He also showed them that He had great power from God.
Look at the pictures and turn to the next one when you hear this signal. (Signal)
Picture 13 Jesus is Baptized
Many years ago in Israel there was a man called John the Baptist.
He warned the people that they should turn from their evil ways and worship the One True God. Those who believed John were baptized in water. It was the sign that they wanted God to forgive their sins and clean their lives. (Sin is anything which does not please God.)
John also said,
“After me will come One more powerful than I,
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit (of God).
Then Jesus came to John. He had never sinned but He wanted to be baptized.
As Jesus came out of the water, an amazing thing happened.
The Holy Spirit of God came upon Him in the form of a dove.
God’s voice from Heaven said,
“You are My Son; I am well pleased with you.”
From that time Jesus did many miracles, and people saw that He had God’s power. (Signal)
Picture 14 Jesus Calls Helpers
Jesus wanted men to help Him.
He wanted to teach them about God so that they could tell others.
One day as Jesus walked beside the lake He saw four fishermen.
“Come follow me and I will teach you to catch men.”
At once they left their fishing nets and went with Jesus.
He chose another eight men also.
These twelve men became His special followers. They were called disciples.
They saw the miracles Jesus did, so they knew that He was from God.
If we obey Jesus and follow Him, we will know that He is from God too.
He wants to teach us about God, so that we can tell others also. (Signal)
Picture 15 A Man with Leprosy
One day a man with leprosy came to Jesus.
He knelt before Jesus and said,
“If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Other people were afraid to go near the man because of his disease, but Jesus was filled with compassion (pity) for him.
Jesus touched him and said,
“I am willing. Be clean!”
At once the man was healed of his leprosy.
He was so happy that he told everyone.
Friends, sin is like leprosy. It separates us from God.
But if we come to Jesus He can cleanse us from all our sin. (Signal)
Picture 16 A Man Comes Through the Roof
Jesus was inside a house, teaching the people about God.
Four men brought a paralyzed man to Jesus,
but they could not get inside because of the crowd.
So they made a hole in the roof and let the man down through the hole.
Jesus said to the sick man,
“My son, your sins are forgiven.”
Some Jewish leaders were angry with Jesus.
“God is the only One who can forgive sins!”
They would not believe that Jesus was from God.
Then Jesus said to the man,
“Get up, pick up your mat and go home!”
The man was healed! Jesus showed them that He was from God.
He has the power to forgive our sins
just as He has the power of God to heal our sicknesses. (Signal)
Picture 17 Jesus Heals a Man’s Hand
Here we see Jesus with the Jewish leaders.
It was the special day of the week when the Jews worshipped God.
Their law said that no one should work on that day.
A man was there who had a withered (paralyzed) hand.
The Jews watched Jesus to see if He would heal the man.
Jesus cared about people but they did not.
They wanted Jesus to break their law, so that they could kill Him.
Jesus asked the leaders,
“What does our law allow us to do on this day?
To help or to harm people?”
The Jews said nothing.
So Jesus said to the man,
“Stretch out your hand!”
He stretched it out. All could see his hand was well and strong!
Friends, we must worship God, but we must care for others too;
otherwise our worship for God will be empty and meaningless. (Signal)
Picture 18 Jesus Calms a Storm
Jesus and His disciples were crossing a great lake.
Suddenly a fierce storm blew up.
The water came into the boat and it began to sink.
Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat.
His disciples woke Him and said,
“Teacher, don’t you care if we are about to die?”
Jesus got up and said to the wind and the waves,
“Quiet! Be still!”
Immediately the storm ceased. Jesus said to His disciples,
“Why are you frightened? Have you no trust in Me?”
The disciples were amazed and said,
“Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”
Friends, Jesus has power over all creation.
Let us trust Him and not be afraid. (Signal)
Picture 19 A Woman in the Crowd
The woman in this crowd had been sick for 12 years.
She knew that Jesus could heal, but she was afraid to speak to Him.
She said to herself,
“If I just touch His clothes I will be healed.”
So the woman touched His clothes, and at once she was well.
Jesus knew that power had gone out of Him.
He stopped and said,
“Who touched My clothes?”
There were many people around Jesus, but the woman knew that He meant her.
She came in fear and knelt at His feet, and Jesus said,
“Your faith (belief in Me) has healed you. Go in peace.”
There are many people in this world,
but Jesus knows each one and cares about them.
He cares about you too. He wants you to come to Him and trust in Him. (Signal)
Picture 20 Jesus and the Dead Child
Mark 5:22-24, 35-43
Jairus was an important man. His daughter was very sick.
He called Jesus to come and heal her,
but before Jesus arrived, the child died.
Jesus said to Jairus,
“Don’t be afraid, only believe.”
The people were wailing in grief but Jesus sent them away.
He took Jairus and his wife into the house where the dead child lay.
Jesus held the child’s hand and said,
“Little girl, get up!”
Immediately she got up and walked around and they gave her something to eat.
Death is Satan’s greatest weapon, but Jesus has power even over death.
Those who believe and follow Him need not fear death.
Jesus is stronger than Satan, sin and death. (Signal)
Picture 21 Jesus and the Foreign Woman
One day a foreign woman came to Jesus.
Her little girl was possessed by an evil spirit.
She begged Jesus to cast it out.
Jesus was a Jew who came to help the Jews.
Should He also help foreigners before His own people?
That would be like feeding dogs while the children starved.
But the woman said to Him,
“Even dogs can share the children’s crumbs that fall from the table.”
“You have great trust in Me, you will have what you ask.”
When the woman went home, she found that the evil spirit had left her child.
Jesus loves and helps people from all tribes.
He wants us to trust Him, no matter who we are or where we come from. (Signal)
Picture 22 Jesus and the Deaf and Dumb Man
Some people brought a man to Jesus.
He was deaf from birth and he could not speak properly.
Jesus put His fingers in the man’s ears.
Then He touched the man’s tongue.
Jesus looked up to God in Heaven and said to the man,
Immediately the man could hear and speak clearly.
The people were amazed and said,
“Jesus does everything well.
He even makes deaf people hear and dumb people speak!”
Jesus can open our ears too,
so that we can hear and understand the Word of God (the Bible).
Then we will praise Jesus too, and speak clearly to others about Him. (Signal)
Picture 23 Jesus Makes a Blind Man See
Once Jesus led a blind man outside a village.
He wet the man’s eyes with saliva and He said,
“Do you see anything?”
The man began to see a little, so he said,
“I see people but they are like trees walking.”
Jesus touched the man’s eyes again.
Then he could see Jesus and everyone clearly.
Friends, Satan makes our spirits blind
so that we cannot see and know the truth about Jesus.
But we must ask Jesus to open our eyes (the eyes of our spirits).
Then we will know the truth about Him too. (Signal)
Picture 24 Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
A man brought his son to Jesus.
The boy had an evil spirit which often tried to destroy him.
When the spirit saw Jesus, it threw the boy to the ground in a terrible fit.
The father cried,
“If you can do anything, help us.”
“Everything is possible for him who believes (in God).”
Then Jesus commanded the evil spirit,
“Come out of him!”
With a terrible cry, the spirit came out and never entered him again.
Jesus has power over all spirits (and gods) of this world and the next.
A short time after this, the Jewish leaders killed Jesus.
It was then that the greatest miracle of all happened.
Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus defeated Satan and death for ever.
For Jesus is really the One True Son of God. (Music)