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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.

-B- (Bible)

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 Holy Land, this series helps make Bible stories real for children ages 10 and younger.

.1 THE WONDER OF THE BOY JESUS- The wonder of Jesus's birth and early life in Bethlehem, Nazareth, at the Sea of Galilee and the River Jordan.

.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 Holy Land, the video tells the story of creatures from the Old and New Testaments. Short verses from Scripture and a delightful narration set the scene for each beast.

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 ARK- The traditional story of Noah’s faithfulness and God’s protection during the great flood.

.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 entry into Jerusalem to His ascension into heaven.

.7 JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS takes Joseph from receiving his splendid coat from his father through his experiences in Egypt and eventually choosing forgiveness over vengeance with his brothers.

.8 DANIEL AND THE LION'S DEN follows Daniel as he is carried off to Babylon, where he becomes the king's valued counselor. Others plot to have him thrown into the lion's den, but he shows how faith in God gives the power to overcome awesome challenges.

.9 JOSHUA AND THE BATTLE OF JERICHO shows how the tribes of Israel come into the Promised Land, with Joshua as their leader. There they must conquer the walled city of Jericho armed only with their unshakable faith in God.

.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.



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 Jericho, which is bristling with annoying pea folks. Joshua has to decide whether to heed God's rather weird directions or to let the Israelites go their own way.

.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 Miriam.

.17  MACLARRY AND THE STINKY CHEESE BATTLE:  A Lesson in Getting Along with Others - (K/JH); (45 min.)

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.

.1    DISCOVERING AN EMPTY TOMBThe 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)
.2    DISCOVERING THE BABY KING:  The Story of Christmas- This episode follows the search for the Baby Jesus from the prophets of the Old Testament through the hunting by King Herod.  In the end viewers will discover that the answers to God's promises are often found in the least expected places.  (ALSO ON DVB-308)
.3    COVENANT DISCOVERY:  The Story of Abraham- The drama of Abraham's journey to the promised land and his unceasing faith is artistically portrayed.  Viewers will discover the gratifying assurance that God not only makes promises, but keeps them as well.
.4    DISCOVERING DREAMS COME TRUE:  The Story of Joseph and His Brothers- This episode follows the remarkable life of Joseph, whose forgiveness and faith in God saved his sometimes jealous family.  Beautiful artwork portrays the wonder of Joseph's dreams and the adventures which those dreams bring.  Viewers will discover that God will fulfill His dream for them, too.
.5    DISCOVERING THE WAY OUT:  The Story of the Passover- This episode follows the Israelites as they prepare for the greatest escape in history.  From the burning bush to the crossing of the Red Sea, God calls Moses to lead the way to freedom.  Viewers discover that God still provides freedom for His followers.
.6    DISCOVERING THE KINGDOM:  Jesus's Kingdom Parables- From the Parable of the Sower to the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, Jesus explains to people of His time, and to all of us, what this mysterious kingdom is all about.  Viewers will discover that they are members of the greatest kingdom ever--the Kingdom of God. (ALSO ON DVB-308).
.7    DISCOVERING THE BEGINNING:  The Story of Creation- This episode recounts the miraculous creation narrative from the electrifying power of the first flash of light through the tragic fall from Paradise.  This story helps the viewer understand the present and promises great things for the future.
.8    HAPPILY EVER AFTER DISCOVERY:  The Story of Ruth- This episode is the story of Ruth, whose life of faith, love, and loyalty serves as an example to everyone in God's family.  In the end viewers will discover how God worked through Ruth to make sure we can all live happily ever after.
.9    DISCOVERING DRY LAND: The Story of Noah's Ark- This adventurous episode follows a faithful man named Noah through one of the most loved stories in the Bible. Exciting original artwork brings the drama and beauty of the tale to life.  Host David Mead shows how God uses simple people like Noah and his family to bring new life to his creation.

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 DVDs.

.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 Battle- See young David's faith in action as he sets out to conquer the giant Goliath,, with his shepherd's sling and a single stone. David's strong trust in God proves to be his protection against the angry giant.   (DVB-310.3 & .10).

.4 Joshua's Awesome Victory- Meet Joshua as he leads his small army against the city of Jericho. (DVB-310.1 & .4) .

.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) .

.7 Lot's Amazing Escape; Experience the power of prayer as Abraham learns about his nephew's danger from three angels. God answers Abraham's prayers and leads Lot to safety through a dangerous escape.   (DVB-310.5 & .7).

.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 Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape.   (DVB-310.2 & .8).

.9 God Destroys Tower of Babel- The mighty Tower of Babel seemed like such a good idea to its builders, but God knew the dangers its construction held. See God's warnings and finally His ultimate step to destroy the tower and turn His people toward Him.   (DVB-310.6 & .9).

.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 & .10).

VCB-311  WHAT IS THE BIBLE?  is lost - see DVZ-319 for replacement. 

DVB-312  WHAT’S IN THE BIBLE SERIES - (K/E); 3 DVDs, 6 sessions; ca. 30 min. per session; Leader’s Guide; Sunday Software, 2010.
“Veggie Tales” creator, Phil Vischer, and a boatload of new friends go on a ground-breaking journey through world’s most amazing book.
    .1    In the Beginning-  (56 min.)
        Part One – What is the Bible?  How is It Put Together?
            The crew learn that the Bible tells the story of God and what He’s done for us.
        Part Two – Who Wrote the Bible?  Learn how God inspired people to write the Bible.  Learn how the first part of Genesis sets the  stage for the rest of the Bible and all of history.
    .2    Let My People Go- (58 min.)
        Part One – Who Chose the books in the Bible? – Learn how the Old Testament and New Testament books were chosen to be part of  the Bible.  Also learn how God uses a family to launch his big rescue plan in the second part of Genesis.
        Part Two – What is Salvation? Learn how God saved the Israelites from Egypt and how He saves us from sin.
    .3    Wanderin’ in the Desert- (60 min.)
        Part One – Don’t Lie, Don’t Cheat, Don’t Trim Your Beard – Learn why God gave rules to Israel and which ones still apply to us today!
        Part Two – What is a “Pentateuch?” – Learn about Israel’s 40-year “time-out” as we finish the first five books of the Bible.

DVB-313       MY EVERYDAY BIBLE STORY COLLECTION   (K/E);  3 DVDs; 10 stories each and 30 songs each; Book; Wonderkids, 2008.
    .1    NOAH AND FRIENDS:  Stories included are :
        1.  Noah’s Ark
        2.  Mighty Samson
        3.  Isaiah Sees the Future
        4.  Amos:  Seven Lessons]
        5.  The Wise and Foolish Builder
        6.  The Faith of a Mustard Seed
        7.  God’s Great Hall of Faith
        8.  God’s Kind of Love
        9.  Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law
        10. Jesus Shares a Little Boy’s Lunch
    .2    ELIJAH AND FRIENDS:  Stories included are;
        1.  Two Bulls for Elijah
        2.  Elijah’s Chariot of Fire
        3.  Jacob’s Stairway to Heaven
        4.  The Creation Story
        5.  Josiah’s Treasure
        6.  Balaam’s Talking Donkey
        7.  Every Day is Pray Day
        8.  The Lamb’s Book of Life
        9.  Jesus Calls the Disciples
        10. Jesus and Zacchaeus
        1.  Ruth and Naomi
        2.  Abraham Counts the Stars
        3.  Abraham Obeys
        4.  Jacob and Esau
        5.  Nahum
        6.  Micah
        7.  A Faith Walk with God
        8.  The Day of the Lord
        9.  Jesus:  The Prodigal Son
        10. Jesus:  The Lord’s Prayer