We call Life of Christ CD “the Big Kahuna” because:
(a) It’s about Jesus, our Big Kahuna*.
(b) It’s been one of our most popular CDs for years.
(c) And it covers so many Jesus stories that computer labs love it! -> 40 narrated multimedia lessons about Jesus, and an interactive database detailing his life and ministry.
(d) Life of Christ is particularly strong on Holy Week stories.*”Kahuna” is the Hawaiian word for “priest” and “master”
LIFE OF CHRIST’S MAIN FEATURE:
40 NARRATED MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS covering Jesus’ life from birth to resurrection.
Each of these 6 to 7 minute narrated presentations concludes with a question for discussion and a 6 Question Quiz about each lesson’s content. This “lesson index” makes Life of Christ a terrific tool for Sunday Schools and home learning. The 40 presentations can be played through from 1 to 40 as a game over several hours or days (or classes).
See a list of all 40 lessons linked on this page in the DOC BOX.
How the LoC lessons are used by most our customers:
In most Sunday Schools, teachers ‘cherry pick” a lesson or two from the presentations that match up to their lesson for the day. Because they won’t fill up the lesson time, they are often preceded by “Opening” questions and discussion, and followed up with other activities, including other software, such as working on the lesson’s memory verse in Cal & Marty’s Scripture Memory Game CD, or using Let’s Talk CD to create some computer-spoken responses to questions the teacher has about the Life of Christ lesson. (I actually designed Let’s Talk CD after I had taught a Life of Christ lessons where I wished I had a program to follow up one of the presentations with.)
Tip: I tell my kids they have to get all 6 quiz questions right, or try again. This makes them pay attention and they like mastering the quiz. The questions also present me with opportunities to elaborate.
Tip: Life of Christ does a particularly good job of covering HOLY WEEK and the MIRACLES of Jesus. See the list of Life of Christ lessons on this page in the Doc Box.
LIFE OF CHRIST’S SECOND NICE FEATURE:
The Professor’s Office Bookshelf is a database of multimedia, interactive quizzes. and maps about Christ’s life and the New Testament.
You can see all these ‘database’ options on the graphic of the MAIN MENU shown at the top of this page. These resources can be used in conjunction with the 40 lessons -or separately. See our LoC Outline for details of all that’s on the Professor’s Bookshelf.
How teachers typically use the Professor’s Bookshelf database:
Teachers tend to cherry-pick an item for their students to view from the Professor’s Bookshelf that complements the lesson presentation they are having their students view. For example, if you are using the Road to the Cross lesson, you might also pick the MAP of Jesus’ last two days in Jerusalem.
Life of Christ CD’s OTHER Great Features…
INDIVIDUAL USER SIGN-IN
Life of Christ tracks individual users/classes at sign-in. It remembers what lessons they have completed or need to complete. This is useful when you have different kids tracking through the program at different times, or if you have different classes working their way through the 40 lessons on their way to winning the Master Bible Explorer certificate.
OPTION TO EXPLORE THE CD’S CONTENT THROUGH A ‘GAME’…
Life of Christ CD’s content can be cherry-picked based on your lesson needs, OR you can go through ALL its lessons in order and through the database AS A GAME. The Game prints student certificates as they reach various milestones. The Objective: to become a Master Bible Explorer. (Now you know why they have a user-sign-in feature.)
After each lesson presentation is a quiz. If the student answers 5 or 6 of the quiz questions right, the game records the score in the “Professor’s Scorebook.” When they accumulate several completed quizzes/scores in a topic area, the Scorebook rewards them with an answer to a Clue question about Jesus to put in the Cluebook. As they fill up the 60 slots in the Cluebook, the game gives combination codes to unlock the mystery chests sitting on the Professor’s Bookshelf. The game also rewards them with “combination codes” to unlock the “Mystery Chests” sitting in the Professor’s office.
Part of the Game takes place in a Castle:
If you’re playing your way through LoC’s content, some of the clues needed to fill-up your cluebook are found only in a 3-D CASTLE which students can explore. The rooms of the Castle are guarded by Jesus Quizzes, and the clues themselves are hidden behind objects.
The entire Castle is guarded by a Books of the New Testament ordering game (which our exclusive guide gives you the secret to bypassing). Can’t find an answer to a Castle Quiz? Well, you”ll just have to go look it up on the Professor’s Bookshelf.
View our COMPLETE OUTLINE and TEACHER’S GUIDE for a list of all the Lessons.
View our COMPLETE OUTLINE and TEACHER’S GUIDE for a list of all the Lessons.
I know! This is a big, multi-faceted program. That’s why it’s been so popular, and why I have written a detailed outline and teaching guide. My guide includes the ANSWERS to all the clues, and several “secrets” about the program. View the outline here.
Life of Christ CD can be used in many settings:
- Sunday School
- Confirmation (by individual students, or projected by the pastor to the class)
- …and as a gift.
Price: $39 for one.
$36 each for two to four copies.
See the online order form for 5+ and 8+ pricing.
Age Range: 2nd through adult.
LoC’s optimal age range is grades 3rd – 12th. Many of us regularly s-t-r-e-t-c-h it down to our K-2nd grades. Just depends on the lesson’s content and the teacher’s ability.
System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Mac OS 10-10.6*
Minimum: 1.0 ghz, 512 mb ram, 8 mb videoram. This is version 4.0.
*This program will not work in OS 10.7 or higher.
Life of Christ CD has come out in many different versions, not all of which are compatible with the latest operating systems. We sell only the latest updated and fully-compatible version of Life of Christ CD.
The FORTY LESSONS:
Each lesson presentation includes graphics, animation, sound, narration, bible text and a discussion question. They can last between 6 and 8 minutes in length. The lessons can be accessed in any order. Each is followed by a six question quiz on the presentation content. Getting 5 or 6 correct gives the student a clue for their clue book.
Getting to Know Who’s Who
1. Getting to Know Jesus (John 5:31-47)
What Jesus accomplished, What are Gospels, Why they wrote them, Do you know Jesus is your Savior?
2. Getting to Know Matthew (Matthew 9:9-10, 10:1-3)
Who he was, what were taxes, Jesus parties with sinners, Why Jesus chose Matthew, Matthew wanted to prove Jesus fulfilled prophecy, Do you think God only likes good people?
3. Getting to Know Mark (Acts 13:4-5, 13; Acts 15:36-39)
The tradition of who Mark was and how he came to be with Paul, Mark focused on what Jesus did –action and power. Have you ever tried to run away from something God wanted you to do?
4. Getting to Know Luke (Luke 1:1-4)
Who he was, he was like a news reporter, Luke took great care….what can you do to know you know the truth about Jesus?
5. Getting to Know John (John, all chapters)
John was one of Jesus’ best friend, why John’s gospel is different, John’s use of “I Am,” Do you believe that Jesus is God’s Son?
Beginnings to Baptism
6. An Angel Brings Good News (Luke 1:11-22)
About Mary, Gabriel, Zechariah & Elizabeth. Zechariah at first didn’t believe what he had been told. Do youreally believe that God will do all he promises?
7. The Savior is Born (Luke 2:1-20)
The essential Christmas story here. Can you imagine what the shepherds thought and felt?
8. Visitors for the Newborn King (Matthew 2:1-12)
All about the Magi and Herod. How do you worship Jesus? What gifts can you give him?
9. Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:21-52)
As a baby and as a boy his parents brought him to the Temple. Jesus was being obedient to God. How do you do it?
10. The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 3, John 1)
All about John the Baptist and the baptism. Our baptism is a symbol of new life in Jesus.
Introducing the Son of God!
11. The Lamb of God (John 1:15-34)
What John the Baptist meant when he called Jesus the “Lamb of God” (the one who takes away sin). Have you asked God to pass over your sins?
12. Three Temptations (Matthew 4:1-11)
Jesus is tempted by Satan in the wilderness and what those temptations meant. How do you prepare yourself to fight off temptation?
13. New Wine out of Water (John 2:1-11)
The Wedding at Cana story. When you pray, do you try to tell God what you want, or do you present your needs and trust him to do what is best?
14. Jesus Tells His Secret to a Lonely Woman (John 4:4-42)
The story of the Samaritan woman by the well. Do you reject people who are loved by God? How do you introduce others to God?
15. Jesus Tells His Secret in His Hometown (Luke 4:14-30)
Jesus is thrown out of Nazareth. What would you have said after Jesus’ sermon?
Ministry with His Disciples
16. Four Fisherman (Luke 5:1-11)
Jesus calls his first disciples. Are you just interested in Jesus, or do you want to follow him?
17. Faith That Goes Through the Roof (Mark 2:1-12)
The healing of the paralytic let down through the roof. Jesus claims to be able to forgive sin (which got him in trouble). What do you do to get close to Jesus?
18. Jesus’ Power Over a Storm ( Mark 4: 35-41)
Jesus wakes up and rebukes the storm. Do you think Jesus has the power to comfort you when you are frightened?
19. One Boy’s Lunch Feeds 5000 (John 6:1-14)
The basic story. What do you have that you could offer to Jesus?
20. Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-32)
Peter also tries to walk. When you pray do you focus your attention more on Jesus’ power or on your problem?
Lessons About Life and Death
21. A Glimpse of Glory on a Mountaintop (Luke 9: 28-36)
The Transfiguration story. Have you taken time to pray to God?
22. Who Will Throw the First Stone? (John 8: 1-11)
Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. Background info of the law concerning adultery. How would you have felt?
23. Jesus Blesses the Little Children (Mark 10:13-16)
Background on “blessing.” Thoughts about children. How does the story make you feel about Jesus’ love?
24. Some People Will Do Anything to See Jesus –Zaccheus and The Blind Man (Luke 18:35-19:10)
A full telling of the Zaccheus story. If you were in the crowd, what would you have done to see Jesus? How eagerly to you seek him now?
25. A Rich Young Ruler Wants Eternal Life (Mark 10:17-27)
The man didn’t ask for eternal life, he assumed he had to do something to earn it. Would you choose riches in heaven or on earth?
26. Learning About Life After Death –Lazarus (John 11:1-44)
An explanation of the meaning of the Lazarus story. How would you feel seeing some come back to life?
The Road to the Cross
27. Mary Prepares Jesus Body for Burial –with perfume (a.k.a. “woman with alabaster jar”) (Matthew 26:6-13)
Mary believed Jesus when he said he would be crucified and wanted to show she loved him. What can you do to show your love for Jesus?
28. The Plot to Catch and Kill Jesus (Matthew 26:1-16)
Why the Jews and Caiaphas plotted to get rid of Jesus. Has jealousy ever made you say something that hurt others?
29. A Grand Entry Into Jerusalem –Palm Sunday (Luke 19:28-46)
The prophetic prediction behind the act. Jesus sobs over Jerusalem (and why). Do you honor Jesus as your king? If so, how?
30. Disruption at the Temple (Matthew 21:12-17)
Why people needed their money changed. People misuing the Temple. Children sang praises. When and how do you praise the Lord?
31. New Meaning to the Passover Meal (Luke 22:14-23)
An excellent presentation on the history and practice of the Passover meal and how Jesus redefined it. Have you ever taken Communion to remember Jesus’ death?
32. Arrested, Tried, and Tortured (Luke 22:47-23:45)
Jesus, the crowds, the priests, the soldiers, and Pilate. Have you ever been accused of something you didn’t do?
33. Jesus Goes to the Cross (Luke 23:26-49)
Explanation of cross, calvary, the sign, meaning of some of his last words. How would you have felt watching Jesus die?
Jesus is Alive Forever and Ever
34. The Burial and Resurrection (Matthew 27:57-28:15, Luke 24:1-7)
The women discover the empty tomb. How would you have reacted?
35. Resurrected Messiah Visits Friends and Followers (Luke 24:13-44)
The road to Emmaus story. Why shouldn’t the disciples have been surprised at Jesus’ resurrection? How would you have acted?
36. Saying Good-bye and Spreading the Good News (Matthew 28:19,20)
Jesus’ Great Commission to his disciples, his ascension. What is the good news about Jesus?
37. Jesus Selects An Apostle (Acts 8:1-4, 9:1-31)
The story of Pentecost, the selection of Stephen and his stoning, plus the conversion of Saul to Paul. Would you still follow Jesus if you could be arrested for being a Christian?
38. The Devil’s Destruction (Ephesians 6:10-18, Revelation 20:10)
All about the devil and the origins of evil. (NOTE: Check your theological needs here.) The devil is defeated and thrown in a lake of fire in John’s vision. Do you ever feel that you’re in a war with the devil and his evil forces? (Note: Some teachers may find this material out of step with their own theology. This should not deter you, however, from needing to deal with the subject matter of the devil and nature of evil. It IS important and the kids find the subject fascinating.)
39. God Makes All Things New (Revelation 21:1-22:6)
John’s vision of the future: “I saw a new heaven and a new earth….” What is heaven all about. How is John’s description of heaven different from what you thought heaven would be like?
40. The Teachings of Jesus –Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7)
What he taught and why some people didn’t understand it. Become wise by learning the teachings of Jesus, that’s what disciple means. How can you learn his teachings?
Looking for more Jesus software?
Sunday Software’s Jesus in Space CD features 3 major Jesus Stories:
Baptism, Last Supper, Road to Emmaus in a super kid-friendly CD.