Easter & Lent (E)
God, Death, Grief, Suffering (G)
Ethnic Heritage: Minorities, Prejudice (H)
Science, Ecology (I)
Mission, Social Concerns (M)
New Testament (N)
Old Testament (O)
Personal Development (P)
Young Children (R)
Worship, Witness, Sacraments (W)
Roman Catholic (Z)
300 #'s indicate VC's for children.
NOTE: TEACHERS OF JUNIORS (4th through 6th grades)- You will find material for your students aged for (E) and (J) here. However, the materials aged for (J/JH) and (J/A), which includes much of the materials for your students, are listed in the Videocassettes/DVDs for Youth and Adult section. Please look in the topical index for (J/JH) and (J/A) to find them.
All MRC VC's are VHS unless otherwise noted. All visuals are Color Photo unless otherwise indicated.
VCB-300 CHILDREN'S VIDEO BIBLE SERIES - (E); video-strip; 5 videos, approx. 10 5-min. stories/video; Oxford Vision Ltd., 1988.
Bible stories for children using pictures from the Lion Story Bible. 52 stories from both Old and New Testaments.
.1 THE BEGINNING Stories included are: In the Beginning (Creation); Adam and Eve; Noah and the Great Flood; Abraham, Friend of God; Isaac Finds a Wife; Jacob and Esau; Joseph the Dreamer; Joseph the King of Egypt; The Princess and the Baby; and Let My People Go.
.2 THE PROMISED LAND Stories included are: Journey to the Promised Land; The Battle of Jericho; Gideon Fights for God; Samson, the Strong Man; Ruth's New Family; God Speaks to Samuel; A King for Israel; David and Goliath; King David; and Solomon's Golden Temple.
.3 KINGS AND PROPHETS Stories included are: Elijah Asks for Bread; Elijah and the Prophets of Baal; Naaman's Dreadful Secret; Enemies All Around; Jeremiah and the Great Disaster; King Nebuchad-nezzar's Golden Statue; Daniel in the Lion's den; Queen Esther Saves her People; Nehemiah's Greatest Day; and Jonah Runs Away.
.4 THE FIRST CHRISTMAS Stories included are: Baby Called John; The First Christmas; When Jesus Was Younger; Jesus's Special Friends; Jesus the Teacher; Jesus Gives the People Food; Secrets Jesus Told; Story of the Good Samaritan; The Story of the Sower; The Story of the Two Brothers; and The Story of the Great Feast.
.5 JESUS AND HIS KINGDOM Stories included are: The Story of the Lost Sheep; Come Down Zacchaeus; Mary, Martha, and Lazarus; People Jesus Met; Jesus the King; Jesus on Trial; The First Easter; Good News for Everyone; Paul at Damascus; Paul and Friends; and Paul the Prisoner.
VCB-301 LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES: SHEEP AND SHEPHERDS - (E/A); 20 min.; Graded Press. 1990.
Uses locations, footage, music and storytelling to examine and clarify the role sheep and shepherds played in Biblical culture.
VCB-302 THE WONDER SERIES - (K/E); 3 videos, 30 min. ea.; guides; A Jerusalem Marketplace Production, 1988.
Filmed on location in the
.1 THE WONDER OF THE BOY JESUS- The wonder of
Jesus's birth and early life in
.2 THE WONDER OF LIVING THINGS IN THE LAND OF JESUS- Children see plants and animals in the Holy Land, the flowers at Gethsemane, Ibex at the Engedi Oasis - helping make the words of the Bible come to life.
.3 THE WONDER OF THE DAYS OF JESUS- Where Jesus walked and taught from the Mount of Olives on Palm Sunday to Jerusalem and His Resurrection.
VCB-303 LIVING GOD'S WAY - (K/E); Live Action & Videostrip; 30 min.; EcuFilm, 1992.
Video contains 6 stories from Ralph Milton's Children's Bible Storybook. Stories included are: "God Makes a Promise" (Noah's Ark), "Miriam Saves Her Brother" (Moses), "A Loving Father" (The Prodigal Son), "Joseph's Coat of Many Colors", "Two Brave Women" (Ruth and Naomi), and "David and Goliath".
VCB-304 ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE - (E); 30 min.; Foresight, Inc., 1994.
Filmed entirely on location in the
VCB-305 THE BEGINNER BIBLE SERIES - (Pre/Pri); 11 videos; 11 sessions; 30 min. ea.; No Guide; Cartoon Animation; Time-Life Kids, 1996.
.1 THE STORY OF THE NATIVITY from the annunciation through the birth and the proclamation by the angels.
.2 THE STORY OF CREATION through the temptation by the serpent and the fall of Adam and Eve.
.3 THE STORY OF NOAH’S
.4 THE STORY OF DAVID AND GOLIATH- Tells the story of a little shepherd boy named David who found the courage to face the awesome enemy, the giant Goliath, armed only with a tiny slingshot and his unshakable faith in God.
.5 THE STORY OF MOSES from the time he was hidden in the bulrushes until he led his people through the wilderness in search of the Promised Land.
.6 THE STORY OF EASTER from Jesus’s triumphal
.7 JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS takes Joseph from
receiving his splendid coat from his father through his
.8 DANIEL AND THE LION'S DEN follows Daniel as
he is carried off to
.9 JOSHUA AND THE BATTLE OF JERICHO shows how
the tribes of
.10 THE STORY OF JONAH AND THE WHALE follows Jonah as he tries to run away from God's commands. Swallowed by a giant whale, he learns of God's love and forgiveness even for those who disobey Him.
.11 THE PRODIGAL SON tells the story of the
prodigal younger son as he encounters the temptations of
the city after running away from home. He then returns
to his family where his father's welcome reminds us of
God's love for us all. It is a story of repentance,
forgiveness and love.
.12 THE STORY OF THE GOOD
.13 THE STORY OF JESUS
AND HIS MIRACLES
VCB-306 VEGGIE TALES - (K/E); 12+ Videos; about 30 min. per video; No guide; EcuFilm, 1995/97.
A creative children's video series that uses clever songs, hilariously campy dialog and amazing computer animation to teach Christian values including forgiveness, kindness, and thankfulness.
.1 ARE YOU MY NEIGHBOR? Jr. Asparagus shows kids "loving your neighbor" means appreciating those who are different. The parable of the "Good Samaritan" is brought to life in this storybook adaptation of the Biblical tale.
.2 WHERE'S GOD WHEN I'M S-SCARED? Five-year-old Jr. Asparagus watches a Frankencelery movie that's a little too scary for him. Jr. learns that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of. In the second segment, the Veggie Tales characters stage a musical adaptation of Daniel in the Lion's Den.
.3 GOD WANTS ME TO FORGIVE THEM?!? A bunch of cranky grapes make fun of Jr. Asparagus. Jr. learns about the Biblical perspective on forgiveness from Larry the Cucumber. In the second segment, First-mate Larry absent-mindedly crashes into an uncharted tropical island. Skipper Bob and the passengers have to decide whether to forgive his blunder. They learn the real reasons God wants us to forgive.
.4 RACK, SHACK AND BENNY Larry the cucumber and Bob the tomato must decide whether to stand up for what is right when all their friends are doing something else. By paralleling the Biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and the Fiery Furnace, Rack, Shack, and Benny help children learn how to resist peer pressure and stand up for what they believe in.
.5 DAVE AND THE GIANT PICKLE This hilarious retelling of the Biblical story of David and Goliath teaches kids that "with God all things are possible." With God's help, even little guys can do big things.
.6 LARRY BOY AND THE FIB FROM OUTER SPACE After breaking his father's collectible bowling plate, Junior Asparagus listens to a cute little alien and begins telling lies to avoid being blamed. But each fib makes the alien bigger and soon he's a huge monster threatening Bumblyburg.
.7 JOSH AND THE BIG WALL The Children of
Israel finally get to go to The Promised Land, but first
they have to conquer
.8M A VERY SILLY SING-ALONG A hilarious sing-along collection of favorite tunes from the "Veggie Tales" video series.
.9 MADAME BLUEBERRY: A LESSON IN THANKFULNESS Madame Blueberry and the other Veggies help kids learn that "being greedy makes you grumpy, but a thankful heart is a happy heart!" God wants us to be thankful for what we have.
.10 LARRY BOY AND THE RUMOR WEED Larry Boy, the cucumber action hero, must face the Rumor Weed, a gossip-loving horticultural menace threatening to choke the life out of Bumblyburg!
.11 KING GEORGE AND THE DUCKY- King George loves to play with rubber duckies. He learns about selfishness after he plots to send young Thomas to the warfront so he can appropriate for himself Tom's rubber ducky. This is a symbolical retelling of the David and Bathsheba story.
.12 ESTHER- Esther has been chosen to be the new queen. She finds she has the fate of the Hebrew people on her shoulders and needs courage to do the right thing. Children learn that "You never need to be afraid to do what's right."
.13 LYLE, THE KINDLY VIKING: A LESSON IN SHARING - Archibald Asparagus has taken over Veggie Tales. He attempts to produce an all-vegetable staging of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" with the French Peas as assistants. The result is a hilarious disaster. In the second part of the story, Archibald stars as Lyle, the Kindly Viking. Through this musical adventure, kids (and adults) will learn a great lesson about sharing.
.14 JONAH- (83 min.) The Veggie gang set sail on a whale of an adventure in JONAH. In this story filled with music and laughter, everyone learns that one of the best gifts you can give--or get--is a second chance.
.15 THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JOE - (35 min.) The story of Joseph and his brothers is told in Western style with Larry the Cucumber as Little Joe and the French peas as his brothers. It’s a Wild West yarn that teaches us to keep the faith when facing hardships because God can work things out for good.
.16 DUKE AND THE GREAT PIE WAR - (E) (45
min.) In this lesson in loving your family, sweet
Princess Petunia joins Bob and Larry and the Veggie
Tales gang in this delightful tale inspired by the
Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi. The video also
contains a short vignette of the story of Baby Moses and
.17 MACLARRY AND THE STINKY CHEESE BATTLE:
A Lesson in Getting Along with Others - (K/JH); (45
Larry the Cucumber stars as MacLarry, a misfit inventor
who is stuck in the middle of the silliest battle ever
between two tribes of perpetual pranksters. When
the biggest prank of the century is unleashed, the
feuding tribes are in danger of being overcome by the
stinkiest cheese in the land! Will MacLarry
realize that his God-given talents may be just what is
needed to save them all from the rotten cheddar??
VCB-307 PRESENT TIME SERIES-(E/JH); 60 min.; No Guide; Live action; Zondervan, 1997.
13-year-old Josh Walker is startled when his long-awaited computer turns out to be a time-machine. Imagine his amazement when David and Goliath and other Biblical characters step out of his computer screen into his 20th century life. Josh is quickly challenged to put Biblical principles into practice.
.1 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS- An exciting story of friendship, courage, and trusting God in the midst of a struggle for power and control. Josh's new computer brings Goliath, David, and King Saul from the past and involves them in the lives of Josh and his friends.
.2 THE FIERY STRANGER- Josh's time-machine brings Paul the Apostle into present time. The trouble starts when Paul (before his conversion) arrives ready to unleash his rage against 20th- century Christians. The ensuing powerful drama kindles forgiveness and joy after a burned-down church disaster.
.3 THE LOST PROPHET- Josh Walker faces a tough choice. He can take the rap for something he didn't do or tell the truth and risk getting his dad fired. Josh and his friends get a horrifying surprise when they use Josh's time machine to bring the prophet Daniel into present time. A lion appears along with Daniel and escapes to terrorize the city. The kids learn that a prophet isn't a fortune teller and that faith in God can turn problems into victories. (40 min.)
VCB-308 THE GREAT BIBLE DISCOVERY SERIES - (K/Pri); ca. 30 min. ea.; Morning Light Media, 1996.
Host David Mead guides the way through classic stories
of the Scriptures. Each episode features a lively,
interactive (slightly off-the-wall) approach with live
action mixed with storybook style animation, simple and
direct explanation of Scripture, and a final quiz that
serves as a learning summary.
AN EMPTY TOMB: The Story of Easter- This episode takes
Jesus from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm
Sunday to His glorious resurrection. Original
artwork portrays the drama of Christ's Passion and the
earth-shaking excitement of His resurrection. .
(ALSO ON DVB-308)
DVB-308 THE GREAT BIBLE DISCOVERY SERIES -.1, .2, & .6 new on DVD..
VCB-309 THE BIBLE: A GREAT ADVENTURE- (E); 15 min.; No Guide; American Bible Society, 1995.
In this lively video, join a wacky professor and his young companions as they sing and dance their way through the world's most unusual archaeological expedition into Biblical history.DVB-301 & VCB-310 AWESOME BIBLE ADVENTURES: VIDEO CURRICULUM SERIES - (E); 10 Videos; 15 min. ea.; Guides; Total Living, 2001.
Ten important Bible stories of faith and action for
kids. Each is acted out in live action and hosted by
modern-day kids. The series is also available on
.1 Noah's Incredible Voyage- Meet Noah and
witness his incredible effort to do God's will as all
his neighbors laugh and ridicule him. Watch as Noah and
his family build the huge wooden ark, load all the
animals, and ride out the mighty flood. Enjoy the
amazing rainbow at the end. (DVB-310.1 & .4).
.2 Moses Receives Ten Commandments- Travel up
the mountain with Moses as he summons his courage and
obeys God's command to bring down His commandments.
Learn what the Ten Commandments teach us to do.
(DVB-310.2 & .8).
.3 David's Mighty
.4 Joshua's Awesome Victory- Meet Joshua as he
leads his small army against the city of
.5 Escape from the Fiery Furnace- In a time
when almost everyone turned away from God, Daniel and
his three faithful friends, stood up for what they
believe. As a result, the trio are banished to the fiery
furnace. Step inside the intense blaze with Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego and watch as God delivers them and
shows His power to all. (DVB-310.5 & .7).
.6 Samson's Super Strength- Meet Samson and
witness his amazing God-given strength as he holds the
army of the Philistines at bay. When his strength is
taken by a vicious trick, he prays for his power to
return once more. God gives Samson the strength he needs
to destroy the pagan temple. (DVB-310.6 & .9)
.8 Moses's Great Escape- Travel with Moses as
he leads God's people from Egyptian captivity to the
Promised Land. Watch in awe as God parts the
.9 God Destroys Tower of
.10 Jesus's Amazing Miracles- See the life and
ministry miracles of Jesus as He changes lives, heals
the sick, and turns people toward God. (DVB-310. 3
IN THE BIBLE SERIES - (K/E); 3 DVDs, 6
sessions; ca. 30 min. per session; Leader’s Guide;
Sunday Software, 2010.
MY EVERYDAY BIBLE STORY COLLECTION
(K/E); 3 DVDs; 10 stories each and 30 songs
each; Book; Wonderkids, 2008.