THEO - Teaching Children God's Word
Learning About God and Who He's Called Us to be is Easy and Fun!
DVD #4 - God's Truth
Introducing Key Aspects in the Christian Faith in a Entertaining Way
Each lesson focuses on a spiritual topic that both entertains and teaches children about key aspects in the Christian faith.
- Lesson 11 - Abiding in Christ (approx. 9 mins.)
- Lesson 12 - Light Unto My Path (approx. 11 mins.)
- Lesson 13 - What is the Church (approx. 10 mins.)
- Bonus Lesson - The Good News (approx. 5 mins.)
Abiding in Christ
In this lesson, Belfry imitates Luther's every action, no matter how silly. Theo uses this opportunity to teach us what it means to abide in Christ. Abiding in Christ is a lot like imitating him. Theo teaches us that we learn how to abide in Christ by reading the Bible, and tells how the apostle Paul suffered many difficult circumstances but remained at peace by abiding in Christ in prayer and faithfulness.
Light Unto My Path
After Luther and Belfry get lost in the dark without a flashlight, Theo tells them how the Bible is like a light in the darkness. The world is spiritually dark and without a light, we'd trip over spiritual obstacles and wouldn't know which way to walk! Theo tells the story of how King Josiah brought God's blessing to the nation of Judah by obeying the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is different from all other books because it is God's very Word and shows us how to live.
What is the Church
Do you belong to any clubs? The church is similar, but different in many ways. In this lesson, Luther and Belfry make an exclusive club, only to upset those around them (with painful results!). Theo teaches us that the church, unlike a club, is inclusive to believers from all nations, races, and ethnicities. Theo tells how the believers in early church shared their possessions, how they met together for prayer and study and fellowship, and how they affected the community in positive ways.
God's Truth (Volume 4) Home Edition also includes a special 16-page Parents Guide, a 3-Week Family Bible Study with:
- Scripture References
- Family Activity
- Discussion Questions
- Nightly Devotionals
- Region 1 (US and Canada Only), NTSC
- Category: Children
- Ages: 4 to 12
- Single DVD
- Running Time: 37 minutes
- Language: Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese
- 2 Bonus Features:
- Introduction to Theo's Home Edition
- Director Commentary with Mike Joens
Parents - select a printable guide here to continue the discussion from these episodes with your child.
"A Great Message You'll Want Your Kids to Watch! Michael Joens is the producer and director of Theo and has produced dozens of animated commercials for Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Kenner, McDonald's and Playskool. In addition to commercial work, he produced and directed the animation segments of the award-winning series, "McGee and Me," as well as the animated "Adventures in Odyssey" for Focus on the Family. He is now using his talents to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Theo into all the world."
(P. K. - CA)
"Excellent for young children ages 2 - 12. I found this DVD to be quite adorable. My children, ages 10, 7, & 3 especially loved watching the funny antics of Belfry and Luther - the 2 mice. It is difficult to find good videos and teaching tools for children that teach about God and the Bible while also entertaining at the same time. I was pleased to see scriptures quoted throughout the segments, as well as snippets of hymns in the background. A unique way to acclimate young ones to traditional hymns and sneak in some wonderful scripture while they are entertained by the adorable mice and Bible stories. The animation is exceptionally well done. The stories are short and cute. The kids were entertained, and I was even interested in watching the whole episode with them. I highly recommend checking out this new DVD series! Click on some of the links below for more information. This DVD was released in stores on September 13th, 2011 - make sure to get a copy!!!"
(S. M. - IL)
"My husband found this DVD to teach our daughter about God and we love it! We are buying more in the series."
(M. M. - MA)
"Bought this as a gift for my grandchildren and was very pleased. Since I wanted a DVD that would span different ages, I wanted something that could keep the little ones attention but not bore the older ones. This DVD did the trick! What a good message of faith to pass on to the next generation! I would highly recommend this DVD."
(J. L. - WI)
"With a mom of two little ones, finding movies that offer a really cute story line and the teachings of God's is really important to me. I was really happy with the length of the movies not to long but just the right amount of time to get the point across. Plus, the animation was quit well. My kids have learned quit a bit from this DVD God's word and I couldn't be happier. I know personally this DVD is a much better teacher then I could be. I am sure my future little ones will love this just as much as my two little ones I have right now."
(A. M. - AZ)
"I will first say, I was expecting this to be full length like most other kids DVD's, 20-30 minutes at least. I was a little disappointed when after 5 minutes for one and 9 for the other, they were over. The content was great, just short. I will say for my younger kids it is perfect. They loved them and will watch them over and over. As mentioned above, there are two episodes, Saving Faith which was about having faith in the right things and Good News which was about salvation. Theo is a grandfather type guy and he talks straight to the kids in terms my kids can understand. I love Theo, you might remember him from McGee and Me and Adventures in Odyssey. There are also two mice who are quite funny, but I would have liked to see them more. Although, in such short stories I think they added a great touch. I think overall most parents would be somewhat disappointed at the length if purchasing just for pleasure but if used in homeschool, as a teaching tool, they would be fabulous. Also, with us being Children's Ministry Consultants, I can see these short Theo episodes being a great "go to" tool to reinforce something already being taught. They do have a Children's Church curriculum available from LifeWay Christian stores and I will be recommending it to our children church contacts for use in their preschool classes."
(A. M. - OK)