LION OF JUDAH MOVIE
Once Upon A Stable DVD (where the story began)
Eternal Productions, #0183892000058 (it can also be found as a bonus on some "Lion of Judah" DVD releases).
In the prequel to "Lion of Judah" word on the street is that a King is coming to visit, but why to a stable? What kind of gift could they present to the King? A hilarious and uplifting tale of the very first Christmas and learn that there's more to life than being able to burp the loudest, be the party clown, or even give the nicest gift!
(Length 23 mins.)
Follow-Up Activities see this Post here at Rotation.org
Lion of Judah DVD
* DVD - Warner Home Video, #088392901976.
* Blu-Ray DVD 3D - Warner Home Video, #0883929222858.
* DVD - Casscom Media, #0736211705266 (this one also includes "Once Upon a Stable").
In the sequel to “Once Upon A Stable”
The lion of Judah tells the story of a group of stable animals who get a lot more than they bargained for when a boisterous lamb called Judah enters their lives(30 years after Jesus was born in their stable).
Upon Judah and their friend Drake being taken to Jerusalem and they learn Judah faces the possibility of being the sacrifice at the annual festival of Passover, the stablemates leave their cozy home and embark on a life-changing journey to find and free their friends. During their numerous attempts to find Judah, a wonderful story emerges as they intercept, interact and entwine with history finally seeking out the King who was born in their stable more than 30 years earlier.
(Length 87 minutes)
Lion of Judah Website
Boss the raven, heads the notorious “Uncleans” gang that rule the streets in Jerusalem. “The Uncleans” have been named so because of the Jewish belief in what is and what is not 'kosher'. Boss misinterpreted a dream that he believes to be prophetic, and has his mob of ravens stealing sheets in an effort to cleanse themselves. Behind the tough exterior, Boss has a sincere heart.
A rooster who’s the kid who never keeps quiet, who needs to know everything, can’t remember anything, and who keeps getting into trouble…and getting others into trouble.
Esmay a cow and the mother of all those in the stable. She is full of a mother’s wisdom and corrects anyone who is not being kind or respectful.
Horace a pig, is very much a pig, he has the worst of manners but a very big heart. He can be a little clumsy, gets a little scared on occasion, but in the end can always be counted on to help out a friend.
Jack is a donkey colt. Abused and misused. He is bitter and broken and cares only for himself. But, his life turns when 'the King' removes his ropes and loves him, he goes from hopeless to hopeful, from broken to leader, from rebel to friend.
A lamb with the heart of a lion whose believes his purpose is to set others free. He is brave, spunky, full of life and invincible…or so he thinks.
Monty is a horse who’s strong in stature but really a pushover. He gets frightened very easily and if he’s knees aren’t knocking he’s likely to faint at the drop of a hat.
Slink, the rat is the smallest in the stable but also the natural leader of the group, a loveable, grandfatherly character.
Helda – a wise chicken who lives in the stable in Bethlehem and knows the importance of Jesus.
Tony – a raven, who wears a silly eye patch, a member of the “Uncleans” & Boss’ sidekick.
Hornsby & Wallace – dove buddies who believe it is an honour to be chosen as sacrifices for the Passover Festival.
KEY WORDS AND PLACES
A place of sacrifice or worship. An altar could be a simple pile of rocks like Noah built after unloading the Ark or like the elaborate bronze altar Moses’ had the Israelites build to God’s specifications. Offerings (sacrifices) were always to be burnt on the altar.
A town six miles south-west of Jerusalem, known as the City of David. David and Jesus were both born there.
We “cleanse ourselves” by going to Christ by faith and appropriating His blood, which sanctifies us.
Located in the hills of Judah between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. When Jesus lived it was the center of Jewish worship and life although it was ruled by the Romans.
A term used to describe food that has been prepared according to Jewish dietary laws, meaning the food is ritually correct or pure as directed by God to the Israelites. (Leviticus 11)
The term martyr is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices his or her life (or personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many.
Feast that began as a celebration of the night God delivered His people from Egyptian slavery (Ex. 12). God gave Moses instructions to give to the Israelites to mark their doorposts with the blood of a lamb so the death angel would pass over their home and spare their oldest child. Also known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Still celebrated today by the Jewish faith and was why Jesus was in Jerusalem the week he died.
Sacrifice (Sacrificial Lamb)
Something offered in worship (Gen. 31:54, Mark 12:33). In the OT, sacrifices expressed repentance from sin and obedience to God. A bull, goat or lamb without blemish were considered an excellent sacrifice; doves, pigeons or fine flour were used by those who could not afford the larger animals. Jesus Christ became our Sacrificial Lamb so that we cold receive God’s gift of grace, which takes away our sin (John 1:29).
Salvation comes only by God’s grace and through Jesus Christ when a person accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour (Acts 4:12; Titus 2:11). Salvation involves four truths: all people have sinned, the penalty for sin is death, Jesus died for our sins (past & present), to be saved people must believe in Christ and confess that Jesus is Lord.
Through out own human weaknesses we may break one of God’s commandments or fail to do good by our actions, attitude, or our behaviour.
A place of worship. King Solomon built the first Temple, located in Jerusalem, which he finished around 950 B.C. The temple was rebuilt by Herod and is the one that Jesus would have visited and where he over threw the moneychangers.
Upon Jesus death the temple curtain was torn in two showing that God has crossed the rift. With the death of Jesus the sin that separated man and God has been bridged.
It means that there is no distance now to stop God and His people from interacting, and pictures God as a God who is no longer distant, but has made the move to tear away the obstacles between man and God. Christ's sacrifice didn't just atone for sins, but removed them; now mankind can enter God's presence freely.
Defiled, impure, polluted. (Lev. 5:2; Rom. 14:14) Under Jewish law a person became ceremonially unclean by eating certain food, having contact with the dead, having leprosy, having a bodily discharge, or having undergone childbirth. The unclean person had to go through a ceremony of purification before they were allowed to worship with others in the temple.
Sacrificial Offerings (Leviticus)
- The Sin Offering: Leviticus 4:1-5 — 5:13
- Unacceptable Sacrifies: Leviticus 22:17-25
Clean / Unclean Food(see Leviticus 11)
- Pig: Leviticus 11:7
- Raven: Leviticus 11:13-15
Feast of Passover / Unleavened Bread
- Leviticus 23:4-8
Boss’ Dream (Peter Visits Cornelius)
- Acts 10:9-16
Lamb Of God
- John 1:29
- 1 Peter 1:19
Ravens in the Bible
- Noah sends out a raven: Genesis 8:1-8
- Elijah fed by ravens: 1 Kings 17: 1-6
- Matthew 21: 1-9
- Mark 11:1-10
- Luke 19:28-38
- John 12:12-19
The Triumphal Entry
- Mark 11:1-10
Jesus Cleanses The Temple
- Matthew 21: 10-17
- Mark 11:11
- Luke 19:45-46
- Matthew 26:47-56
- Mark 14:43-52
- Luke 22:47-53
- John 18: 1-14
Peter Disowns Jesus
Peter’s Predicted Denial
- Matthew 26: 30-35
- Mark 14:26-31
- Luke 22:31-34
- John 13:31-38
- Matthew 26:57-75
- Mark 14:53-72
- Luke 22:54-71
- John 18:15-18,25:27
- Matthew 27:33-44
- Mark 15:22-32
- Luke 23:33-43
- John 19:17-27
Death on the Cross
- Matthew 27:45-56
- Mark 15:33-41
- Luke 23:44-49
- John 19:28-37
The guard at the tomb
- Matthew 27:62-66
The Empty Tomb (The Resurrection)
- Matthew 28:1-10
- Mark 16:1-8
- Luke 24:1-12
- John 20:1-18