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Videos for Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard


There is not a single video out there just on this story.  Check out ideas compiled in the Video-Audio/Video Resource Forum here called - "Video TOO short or NO video available - what to do?" link.


Below are some clip ideas you can use instead.


Movie Clips


  • Matthew (Visual Bible) - Event #60 - Parable Workers in the Vineyard (2nd DVD).


You Tube

  • "The Parable of the Vineyard Laborers" 4:05 minutes, created by Priscilla Wibowo in Junior High link.
  • "Denarius Rap Song - Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard" 1:50 minutes, created by shown at the Lafayette Church of Christ VBS Rapper Brandon Wells sings with acting in the background link.

This parable is theologically VERY similar to the parable of the Prodigal Son. One son working already a while, the other coming to the vineyard/father's house late. Thus, you could show that video, or compare two short videos of each story. 


For Movement and Drama, kids could do great demonstrating the body language of "unfairness" and "excluding" vs acceptance and welcome.


I'm sure kids think acceptance/pay is about "works" not grace. This would be a good story to teach about "works" and salvation. 

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