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The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos Website
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are commonly known as Mormons, have a gift for the world… Leaders of the Mormon Church have recently announced a new website: The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos.
BibleVideos.lds.org is a treasury for original short videos that faithfully follow the text of the King James Version of the Bible in telling the story of the life of Christ -- ranging from the angel foretelling the birth of Jesus Christ to the Savior’s resurrection. When the project is complete, it will contain more than 100 free Bible videos depicting the life of Jesus Christ. You can subscribe via RSS or email for updates when new Bible videos are added to the website.
The desire of The Church of Jesus Christ is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ by assembling a collection of free Bible videos, to be among the finest in the world.
Another great feature of the LDS Bible Video Website is the option to share these videos through Google+, Facebook or Twitter. In the future you will be able to send a video as an e-card, along with a personal message.
Not only is the LDS Church encouraging their own members to freely use these beautiful Bible videos in their homes and church lessons, but they also hope that those of other Christian denominations will enjoy and use them as well. Truly, these Bible videos are intended to be a gift to the entire world!
Christmas Video - Jesus Christ is Born!
More Christmas Videos of the Birth of Jesus Christ
If you would like to see more of these beautiful Christmas videos that depict the birth of Jesus Christ, go HERE!
The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos Will Inspire You to Strengthen Your Faith
About Bible Videos Website
From the website:
Watch Free Bible Videos - Introduction
Jerusalem Movie Set - LDS Motion Pictures Studio
From LDS Church News and Events about new Bible Videos website:
“It is our hope that these New Testament videos will help people to visualize what they have only been able to imagine, and to more deeply feel the truths of the New Testament as they witness the Savior’s life and not just as they read about it, “ Elder Robbins said. “Hopefully, there will be entirely new insights into the Savior’s character that will help viewers feel of His love and inspire them to want to be more like Him.”
The Life of Christ Bible Videos - Behind the Scenes
Also interesting is the great lengths that the LDS Church is going to in order to produce these quality and spirit filled Bible videos for the New Testament Scripture Library Project -- which began filming in August of 2011. In order to accomplish the goal of creating as authentic as possible Bible videos, the Church built a new LDS Motion Picture Studio South Campus in Goshen, Utah, where they literally recreated scenes from ancient Jerusalem!
The set includes 830 acres of Church property -- a square-mile area -- near the town of Goshen, Utah. According to Church News, "The Goshen property can double as plains or rolling hills and even boast some sand dunes and a stream that with some work will resemble the River Jordan. The land was also perfect for what it didn't have -- large rocks, long stretches of flatland and lots of sagebrush." Whatever is lacking on the site will be digitally created, such as the Jerusalem temple.
Thus far the Church has filmed 47 scenes at this location and has plans to film more than 50 additional scenes in 2012. Filming for phase II of the project will begin Spring 2012. Most of the videos range from 3-5 minutes in length, intended for easy viewing and sharing. Eventually all of these videos will be added to the new website: The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos.
Read more about this amazing film set HERE!
The Life of Jesus Christ Film Set - Behind the Scenes
LDS Bible Videos - Behind the Scenes Photos
Bible Videos iPad App
Free Bible Videos Mobile App for iPad
From the LDS Newsroom:
This free app for iPads, which appeared in the iTunes app store Thursday, 8 December allows users to experience Bible stories through sight, sound and touch. Users can explore biblical environments, watch scripture-based videos and photo slideshows and discover interesting facts about biblical accounts. The website and app are based on accounts of Christ's life from the King James Version of the Bible.""
The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos, along with this engaging app, are intended to provide you and your family a new and meaningful way to learn about Jesus Christ.
(Other platforms and versions coming soon.)
Bible Videos iPad App
My Personal Review of the LDS Bible Video website and iPad App
Now that I’ve given you all of the general information about The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos website, I’d like to share some of my personal thoughts about this project... I’ve spent quite sometime watching each Bible video produced so far. I’ve also downloaded the free Bible videos app onto my iPad – and all I can say is wow! I can tell you, sincerely, that although this project is in the beginning stages, it is clear that this is an amazing undertaking by the LDS Church, and worth your time to check it out. Seeing that it is currently the Christmas season, this is a wonderful time for the LDS Church to have launched the new website – as the project begins with the New Testament account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This really is a lovely gift to all those who love Jesus Christ and worship Him as Savior and Redeemer!
One thing I particularly appreciate in the making of each of these Bible videos is that no liberties were taken in how they might be interpreted. In fact, there is much more visual than audio in the videos – which enables the ability of each individual to reflect personally, on what the account means. Each short video is with integrity produced, in that it is true to the text of the King James Version of the Bible. Meaning that regardless of what Christian denomination you belong, you will feel the spirit of the actual scriptural account, through the Holy Spirit. And this is exactly as the videos are intended to be.
I particularly love the Bible Video App! It is absolutely beautiful, with scriptural text, the videos, and inspiring photos of various biblical accounts. I spent a few hours just immersing myself in the journey of reliving the birth of Jesus Christ and the many scriptural accounts of this miraculous event as recorded in the Bible. This will evolve into a wonderfully rich app for studying the life of Jesus Christ. It’s good to know that the app will be available, soon, on other platforms.
I believe that this is a website you will want to share with anyone who loves Jesus Christ, and treasures the scriptural accounts of His matchless life contained in the Bible.
Free Bible Videos - A Gift to the World
Learn More About Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos
- Bible Videos - The Life of Jesus Christ - Watch Scenes from the Bible
Learn about Jesus Christ through free videos based on the King James Version of the Bible. Watch online or download mobile app.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Scriptures, general conference addresses, Church magazines, temple information, stake and ward websites.
- LDS Church News - First Presidency offers free Bible videos
The Church hopes everyone will want to follow the footsteps of the Savior through the stony paths of Galilee or the narrow streets of Jerusalem, or watch the tragic scenes in Gethsemane, in Pilate's courtyard, and on the hilltop of Calvary.
- BibleVideos.LDS.org is Church’s Gift to the World - Church News and Events
During the December 4, 2011, First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Church leaders presented The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos website, a “gift” to the world for the coming holiday season.
- First Presidency Introduces BibleVideos.LDS.org at Christmas Devotional - LDS Newsroom
- App Offers New Way to Experience and Share Bible Videos - Church News and Events
On Thursday, December 8, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos free mobile app for iPad.
- Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos App Released - LDS Newsroom
- Life of Christ videos? There\'s an app for that | Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — During the Recent First Presidency Christmas Devotional, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered as a Christmas gift
Your respectful comments are always appreciated...
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on December 24, 2011:
Thank you! These videos are truly a blessing for all those who love Jesus Christ and treasure the accounts of His life and mission in holy scripture. Modern technology is amazing!
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on December 22, 2011:
@Dave Mathews -
And that is what makes all true Christians, One. Thank you.
Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on December 22, 2011:
LdsNana: Here is a thought I would have you ponder. You are "Christian" / Mormon, I am "Christian" / Catholic
What is the key word here?
What is the similarity regardless of denomination?
JOHN: 14:6; says it all, as Jesus speaks.
"I AM, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man, cometh unto The Father, but by ME."
Jesus referencing himself as I AM, takes us back to Almighty God's response to Moses in EXODUS: 3:14; thus Jesus declares Himself as the same I AM who spoke with Moses the Same God.
Jesus refers to himself as The Way meaning the only way that one can gain salvation and redemption and sanctification, permitting us to stand before the great I AM, Father God, and address Him as "ABBA" Father.
My Bible is the King James Version You are promoting the King James Version of God's Holy Scriptures in God's Holy Word the Bible.
My belief in Almighty God and Christ Jesus and God's Holy Spirit and God's Word, differs not from your own
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on December 21, 2011:
Thanks for taking the time to comment!
In answer to your question regarding how child friendly the Bible videos and app are for children?
Except for the very young, I think they are wonderful! I have nine grandchildren and plan on spending time with them sharing the website/app -- over this weekend. I expect those above the age of 3 to really enjoy them, especially when using the iPad app where I can read the text that goes along with each video, and then show them the video. I have one particular granddaughter, who is 5, and particularly sensitive to the Spirit. I expect that she will be very very touched by the videos -- as will they all.
For older children, the app has interactive areas where they will be able to touch and learn about different geographical locations in the holy land, and learn about customs and traditions of the time.
Honestly, this is a great project that will engage people of all ages at whatever level they are interested in learning more about the life of Jesus Christ.
Sioux Ramos from South Carolina on December 21, 2011:
I just became aware of this and had not yet had an opportunity to explore. You have shared this is in such great detail, knowing it is from King James Bible makes it multi denominational. Thank you so much for sharing this great free gift and especially your personal experience with it. Just curious, how child friendly is it? Thanks again for a good write and a great topic. Happy Holy-Days