“The Story of Jesus for Children” is a video/DVD which will give every child, both churched and unchurched, a chance to see and hear the gospel of Jesus in a way he/she can understand, in every possible language worldwide.
“The Story of Jesus for Children” provides a solution to the challenge of teaching children the truth about God and His Son Jesus. This video uses 40 minutes of the original “JESUS” film* and integrates into the drama 22 minutes of new footage with children who might have lived in A.D.30. The video allows children to hear and see the whole story at once, answering questions in clear and concrete terms, and providing fast action. It ends with an invitation, by a child to children, to accept Christ into their lives.
*(The dialogue of the original “JESUS” film was taken from the Gospel of Luke. It has been translated into more than 1,100 languages and has had more than 6 billion viewings worldwide since 1979, making “JESUS” the most-watched film in history.)
The child characters in the film hear the stories of the Man from Nazareth who heals the sick and raises the dead. They struggle to make sense of it all—some are from families who believe Jesus is the Son of God, others from families who do not. They watch Jesus from the crowds. They follow Him to see what this incredible man, who loves children, will do next. They see Him betrayed, wrongly accused, crucified, and buried. But they remember the promise of Jesus and believe they will see Him again.
At the conclusion of the video, the leading child character, Benjamin, reviews what he has learned and leads viewers to invite Jesus into their lives. The invitation, in the language of a child, sensitively offers an opportunity to say yes, no, or “wait a minute; I’m not ready to make this choice.” This format for the video’s close enhances this powerful tool for reaching children with the gospel. (See our Resources page for creative ways to use this film.)
Children enjoy this captivating retelling of the true story of Jesus from a child’s perspective. If you want to reach a child with the message of Jesus in a compelling, understandable, and exciting way, “The Story of Jesus for Children” is the tool you’ve been looking for!
Produced by: The Jesus Film Project
Run time: 67min
Languages: English, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Punjabi Indian, Russian, Spanish Latin American, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.