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Free video of Lost Coin parable and discussion guide [Freebie Friday]

Free youth ministry resources every FridayOur Weekly Freebie Friday: #236

This summer our church is going through the parables of Jesus and, since I teach the junior/senior high sunday school class, it seemed appropriate for our class to follow suit. I know there’s several different parable video series’ out there, but the one I landed on is 36 Parables.

Basically, it’s a series of short-film videos that retell the parables in a contemporary setting. The videos are very professional, engaging, and tell the stories well in a 5-12 minute time-frame. They’re also accompanied with a discussion guide that I appreciate because the outlines are very flexible, provide a lot of helpful cultural background to each parable, and offer some good, insightful questions. I also appreciate that it seems to be the perfect balance for making our combined junior/senior high sunday school class engaging for both age groups together.

You can watch all of their videos for free on their website at 36parables.com, but you can also download a free copy of their video, “Found,” which is based on the parable of the Lost Coin in Luke 15: 8-10, and you can also grab the free discussion guide to go along with it. Look for the download links in the upper-right corner of the site.

LinkDownload “Found” video and discussion guide


Posted on July 8, 2011

  • Looks like a cool resource. The discussion guide was for a different video than the free download; their website's now down, perhaps they're trying to fix that. Thanks for the recommendation! We're going through the Gospel of Mark over two years, I'll be sure to use this resource somewhere along the way.

    • Did you scroll down in the PDF download? I think all the discussion sheets are in there. The one for "Lost" is on page 3.

  • You're right! Didn't see it was for all the videos. Thanks!

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