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Mary the Mother: The Birth of Jesus

Mary the Mother: The Birth of Jesus

Heroes of the Bible

Mary, heavily pregnant, continues to be guided by God's plan for her life. She and Joseph travel to Bethlehem where the Messiah, Jesus, is born. Hearing this news, Herrod orders the massacre of all baby boys in the town, forcing the new family to...Show More
Mary the Mother: Mother of the Messiah

Mary the Mother: Mother of the Messiah

Heroes of the Bible

The close bond between Mary and her son is evident from the Gospel of John. With dignity and faith Mary mothered Jesus through the trials and tribulations of His life, even continuing to display discipleship and obedience to the Word of God after...Show More
Mary the Mother: A Young Jewish Girl

Mary the Mother: A Young Jewish Girl

Heroes of the Bible

Mary’s story is a lesson in showing unwavering faith in God’s word. Despite being young and unmarried Mary trusts the angel's message that she is favoured by God and will conceive and give birth to Jesus, the Son of the most High. Mary...Show More
Eve: The First Woman

Eve: The First Woman

Heroes of the Bible

Central to the story of God’s creation, Eve’s appearance in the Book of Genesis provides vital lessons about freedom of choice, good and evil, and the nature of sin. Made by God from the rib of Adam, they live as a couple in the Garden of...Show More
Sarah: The Mother of Nations

Sarah: The Mother of Nations

Heroes of the Bible

Steadfast to His word, God provides Sarah and Abraham with a child in old age, a son named Isaac who himself becomes the grandfather of the 12 tribes of Israel. Playing a central role in God’s plan for the Jewish nation, Sarah’s prominence in...Show More
Mary Magdalene: Sinner or Saint?

Mary Magdalene: Sinner or Saint?

Heroes of the Bible

Details of Mary Magdalene’s life are scarce, however misconceptions that have conflated her story with that of other, different woman in the Bible have tainted her reputation, suggesting a sinful past. The Bible shows us that Mary Magdalene was...Show More
Sarah: Hagar and Ishmael

Sarah: Hagar and Ishmael

Heroes of the Bible

In a lapse of faith and desperation to become a mother, Sarah attempts to skirt God’s plan, instructing her husband to produce an heir with her Egyptian slave, Hagar. Providing important wisdom about the truth of God’s word, Sarah’s doubt...Show More
Esther: The Queen

Esther: The Queen

Heroes of the Bible

As the kingdom into which she has married plans genocide of the Jewish population, Esther is at first paralysed by the fear of asking her husband, King Xerxes, for mercy on behalf of the people. However she soon realises that God has grander...Show More
Mary Magdalene: A Loyal Disciple

Mary Magdalene: A Loyal Disciple

Heroes of the Bible

Central to the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, an ever-faithful Mary Magdalene stands by Him as He is taken to the cross; remaining there until his body is entombed. Mary Magdalene is the sole witness to Jesus’ resurrection and chosen to spread...Show More
Esther: The Girl

Esther: The Girl

Heroes of the Bible

Her story told in one of the only two books in the Old Testament to be named after a woman, Esther is one of the most influential women of the Bible, risking her life to protect the Jewish people. Revered for her natural beauty, it is Esther’s...Show More
Esther: The Hero

Esther: The Hero

Heroes of the Bible

Risking her life, Esther goes to the King uninvited and asks for mercy for her people. After deliberation, the King agrees, orders the mastermind behind the murder plot to be executed and frees the Jews from enslavement and religious persecution....Show More
Mary Magdalene: Who Was Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene: Who Was Mary Magdalene?

Heroes of the Bible

Suffering and marginalised before being rid of seven demons by Jesus, Mary Magdalene became one of His most loyal followers, even supporting Him financially. Mary Magdalene’s willingness to leave her life behind and disregard the societal...Show More
Sarah: Journey to the Promised Land

Sarah: Journey to the Promised Land

Heroes of the Bible

A courageous and devoted follower of God, Sarah’s story teaches lessons about the virtue of patience and loyalty, and the sanctity of God’s word. The infertile wife of Abraham, Sarah prays to become pregnant but first must follow her husband...Show More
Eve: Mother of All Creation

Eve: Mother of All Creation

Heroes of the Bible

Bearing many children, Eve imbued in them a human propensity for both good and evil, which lived out in each generation. Eve, regarded as the first mother, effectively gave birth to civilisation and is fundamental to our understanding of sin in...Show More
Eve: The First Sin

Eve: The First Sin

Heroes of the Bible

Tempted by the serpent, Eve’s disobedience by eating fruit from the forbidden tree of knowledge reveals lessons in impulsivity and responsibility. Their peaceful existence now turned to hardship, Eve and Adam learn that every action has a...Show More
St. Patrick

St. Patrick

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

Far from home and at the mercy of the pirates who kidnapped him, young Patrick spends his days tending sheep and surviving wild animal attacks. That is, until he calls out to the God of his youth. Long days spent aching for home become long days...Show More
George Muller

George Muller

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

George Müller lived on radical prayer, depending on God to supply all his needs instead of asking others for help—even in his most desperate situations. By the time God opened his eyes to the neglected street children and the horrors of the...Show More
Inside a Mosque

Inside a Mosque

Places of Worship

Where does the term ‘mosque’ come from? In which direction does the mihrab face? What does wudu involve? This programme investigates these questions and others by taking learners through a mosque to experience the rituals performed by...Show More
Inside a Buddhist Temple

Inside a Buddhist Temple

Places of Worship

What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana? Why are elephant motifs found in temples? What is a mantra? This programme investigates these questions and more by taking a look at Buddhist symbolism, rituals and practices. Learners will...Show More
Inside a Hindu Mandir

Inside a Hindu Mandir

Places of Worship

How do mandalas feature in the floor plan of a mandir? Who conducts a puja service? What does aarti involve? This programme answers these questions and others through an exploration of Hindu religious beliefs and rituals. Viewers will learn about...Show More
Inside a Sikh Gurdwara

Inside a Sikh Gurdwara

Places of Worship

What is a guru? Why do Gurdwaras have four doors? What food is served during services? This programme explores these questions and more by tracing the history of Sikhism and looking at the rituals that serve as expressions of faith. Learners will...Show More
Inside a Synagogue

Inside a Synagogue

Places of Worship

Where is the ark in a synagogue? How many candles are in a menorah? When does Shabbat take place? This programme looks into these questions and more by investigating the sacred objects found in a synagogue and the services that are held within....Show More
Inside a Catholic Church

Inside a Catholic Church

Places of Worship

How were churches built? What symbols can be found inside? What happens during Mass? This programme explores these questions and more through a historical and contemporary lens, from the history of church design to the ceremonies carried out in a...Show More
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

For centuries slavery reigned in parts of America, forcing an entire people into a lifetime of suffering and servitude. Living under the thumb of this oppressive system, young Harriet Tubman prayed ceaselessly that she and her family would be set...Show More
Dalai Lama: Empathy

Dalai Lama: Empathy

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More