In this unique, small group video study, Parables Remix features 18 of Jesus’ parables and recasts them in fresh and contemporary short films. Great for use in small groups and adult Sunday School. Experience the teaching of Jesus the way they were intended – as stories you can relate to, learn from, and understand. Parables Remix illuminates understanding of Jesus’ original parables with modern-day short film retellings of 18 parables including the Mustard Seed, the Good Samaritan, and the Two Debtors. The Parables Remix video study will spark discussion, inspire further study of God’s Word, and provide fresh insight into Jesus’ original parables. Use these thought-provoking short films as introductions or illustrations for messages, or as discussion starters for small groups and Bible studies to look at and think about God’s Word in a whole new way. This video study is designed for use with the Parables Remix Companion Participant Guide. When used together, they are practical tool that can strengthen your faith.
In Session 1, "The Parable of the Good Samaritan," you will learn that you were created to live in community with God and humans, not alone.
In Session 2, "The Parable of the Talents," you will learn that God has given you certain talents to accomplish the work he has given you, but it is up to you to develop and strengthen these natural abilities.
In Session 3, "The Parable of the Lost Coin," you will learn of the high value God places on just one individual who turns away from sin and toward God.
In Session 4, "The Parable of the Hidden Treasure," you will learn that the Kingdom of God finds you, not the other way around.
In Session 5, "The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant," you will learn that God wants to forgive your sin, and he also wants you to forgive others.
In Session 6, "The Parable of the Two Debtors," you will learn that everyone can accept God's gift of forgiveness and be part of the family of God, no matter what their past.
In Session 7, "The Parable of the New Wine in Old Wineskins," you will learn that the gospel message is more important that religious traditions and there are times when you need to let go of the old and allow new traditions to take their place.
In Session 8, "The Parable of the Rich Fool," you will learn what is truly important in your life and what you should focus on instead of storing up things for yourself.
In Session 9, "The Parable of the Two Sons," you will look at your own faith life to discern whether or not you truly act on what you believe.
In Session 10, "The Parable of the Good Shepherd," you will learn that you can know the voice of Jesus and that he cares about you and your life.
In Session 11, "The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree," you will learn that watching for the signs of the end times is like watching for signs of spring.
In Session 12, "The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus," you will learn that a selfish life lived on earth will result in an eternity of suffering.
In Session 13, "The Parable of the Friend at Midnight," you will learn that you can go to God and rely on him to be there for you.
In Session 14, "The Parable of the Shrewd Manager," you will think about how you can use your resources, influence, and intellect to creatively advance God's cause in the world.
In Session 15, "The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree," you will be compelled to really think about your life and actions and ask if how you are living is truly making a difference.
In Session 16, "The Parable of the Mustard Seed," you will learn to remember the mustard seed when your spirits are lagging or when you lose confidence in your potential.
In Session 17, "The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds," you will learn that your job is not to weed the world around you, but to focus on your own soil so God's love can grow in it.
In Session 18, "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders," you will learn how to set yourself apart as one who follows God and makes tough decisions to be different than the world.