We are huge fans of the What’s In The Bible Series and have been for quite awhile now. This week cinched it for us. You see, our youngest, Levi, asked Jesus into his heart yesterday afternoon! I cannot tell you what joy it brings my heart to know that his name is now written in the Book of Life for all of eternity! I truly believe that the newest What’s In The Bible DVD played a big part in Levi’s decision. Let me tell you why.
We have been following the What’s In The Bible Series from the beginning, right from Volume One, and with the exception of Volume Nine we have seen them all. Phil Vischer and the What’s In The Bible team have done a tremendous job of walking children (and adults) through the Old Testament, using puppets, animation, catchy tunes, and easy to understand language. Our kids love these DVDs and I love them because they are really learning the Bible! It’s Bible class for kids! All of the previous DVDs have been leading up to the latest release, Volume 10, Jesus Is The Good News!
In Jesus Is The Good News you’ll find two 25-minute episodes. The first episode is God’s Perfect Timing that covers the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time. As an adult you just might learn a thing or two right along with your kids! The second episode, The Messiah Has Come, teaches about the life and ministry of Jesus- how he died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us. It is done in such a sweet and beautiful way, like I’ve never seen done before. The illustration of sin and what Jesus did to take the punishment for our sin is completely age appropriate but does not lose its impact one bit. I had tears in my eyes as I watched the sins of the world (represented by black splotches) being heaped on him as he hung on the cross. This was a part that really stuck with my four year old Levi, and became a topic of conversation in the two days that followed our viewing of the DVD. We watched the DVD on Sunday, and throughout Monday and Tuesday he wanted to talk more and more about how he could go to Heaven, why Jesus had to have all of the black stuff on him, and why he had to die. We had many sweet conversations, all leading up to him asking to pray to ask Jesus to come into his heart. Yesterday, in the driver’s seat of our minivan, as we were waiting for his big brother and sister to be dismissed from school, I led Levi in the prayer of salvation and he accepted God as his savior! This photo was taken just a minute after we finished praying.
As a parent there is no greater joy than knowing that all three of my children have made the decision to make God their Lord and Savior, and while Levi is still very young, he understands his need for Jesus. He will grow in his understanding of what it means to live for God, and Tom and I will be there every step of the way to water. I’m so thankful for the What’s In The Bible series. Phil and the team have done a tremendous job of making the Bible accessible for children. Who would have thought that the Old Testament could be fun for kids? This is the meat of the word, not just silly stories where the names have been changed to get a laugh, although there is a place for that too. What’s In The Bible is the real deal, created for kids… and they love it! If you haven’t bought these yet, please consider investing in them. You will not be sorry! Right now you can save 20% when you buy the entire set of Volumes 1-10 and get free shipping within the United States!