Teach about justice, gratitude, righteous judgment and other positive character traits through the Learning DVD on the The Righteous Judge.
The Righteous Judge recreates the events that surround Jesus in teaching the principles of love, forgiveness and righteous judgment. In the story of the adulteress Jesus confronts the Pharisees with the simple phrase, “let him without sin cast the first stone,” and thereby teaches us of God’s immense mercy and grace. Caiaphus, who unrighteously judges a blind man sinful, is contrasted against the gratitude of the blind man when Jesus freely heals him.
A great resource to use at home for family devotions, in Sunday School any time of the year, during Vacation Bible School, or as a supplement to your home school curriculum.
Each Interactive Righteous Judge DVD features:
All features offered in English and Spanish
English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog
Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz
Bonus Offer – Each Righteous Judge DVD includes a Free Instant Download of our 64 Page Activity and Coloring book
“If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
– John 8:7b (NIV)
Who is qualified to judge, and by what standards? In The Righteous Judge Christian video, Jesus demonstrates the Father’s wondrous mercy, invites each of us to experience His forgiveness, and then says, “Go and sin no more.”
Jesus and the Disciples, Caiaphas and his men, Aaron and his parents, and the condemned woman.
John 7:1-36, John 8:3-11 and John 9:3-38
Jesus had to struggle with authorities who saw His message as a threat. Caiaphas, the high Judge, tries to trick Jesus into making a judgment against the legal and moral authorities. Jesus responds with the great command: “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.”
The inevitable question, “Does suffering come from God? ” is answered in the animated story of Aaron, a poor blind beggar. After Jesus anoints Aaron’s eyes with clay, the news travels to Caiaphas, the high judge of Israel, that Jesus has healed a man on the Sabbath—even though no work is to be done on that day (according to Jewish law). Caiaphas angrily sends men to arrest Jesus, and they find Him teaching in the temple. Jesus turns aside Caiaphas’ men, saying that they do not judge righteously.
On the street we see Aaron, a poor blind beggar. As two men pass him, one expresses the belief that Aaron’s blindness is a punishment from God for his sins or the sins of his parents. Aaron is convinced in his heart and souls that Jesus can heal him. His good parents set off to try to find Jesus.
Caiaphas, the high judge of Israel, considers himself to be enormously wise – wiser than Solomon. He sentences a woman, who has been disloyal to her husband, to be stoned to death.
News comes that Jesus has healed a man on the Sabbath even though, according to Jewish law, no work is to be done on the Sabbath. Caiaphas angrily sends men to arrest Jesus and they find Him teaching in the temple. He turns aside Caiaphas’ men, saying they do not judge righteously.
Caiaphas and his men then plot to trick Jesus. They bring the condemned woman to Jesus and ask Him to judge her. If He frees her, He is breaking the law of Moses; to sentence her to be stoned is to break Roman law.
Jesus says, “Let him who has no sin cast the first stone.” The members of the mob who gathered to punish her drop their stones to the pavement and disperse. Jesus tells the woman, “Go, and sin no more.”
When Aaron finds Jesus, Jesus anoints his eyes with clay and tells him to wash in the pool of Siloam. Aaron does so and his blindness is cured. Caiaphas questions Aaron, who replies that he was healed by Jesus. Caiaphas now knows that Jesus is a greater judge than he.
What is the meaning of suffering? Is it a punishment by God? Who is qualified to judge and by what standards? Jesus tells us that as all men are sinners, God alone can judge us. He does so righteously, with His eternal wisdom and love.
In The Righteous Judge, Jesus demonstrates God’s wondrous mercy. None of us could throw the first stone because we are all guilty of sin. But Jesus invites each of us to experience His forgiveness and then says, “Go and sin no more.”
BONUS Resource & Activity Books
Each interactive DVD includes a 64-page Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities.
DVD Chapter Index:
- Caiaphas, The Unrighteous Judge
- Sins of the Parents
- Judging the Sinners
- Be Slow to Judgment
- Wicked Trap for Jesus
- Let Him Without Sin Cast the First Stone
- Healed of Blindness
- Judging the Healed Blind Man
- “Help Me Find You”
- Closing Credits
Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Mercy, Righteous Judgment, and Justice
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