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CLIP 2866

Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (pt 2/2)

Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (pt 2/2)
Key Info
  • Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 02:03
  • A modern re-telling of the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, told in two parts. The narrative device used is to see the story through the eyes of a 'wannabe Messiah' in the 'Kingdom of the Tramps'. The narrator is 'in the messiah business'. He's puzzled by the ideas behind the parables, and also threatened by the success of Jesus' teaching - Jesus is competition for the values he preaches. The 'Kingdom of the Tramps' pictures everyone as a beggar, at least in spiritual terms.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education



  • Keywords: Jesus, Christianity, God, Parable, Kingdon of Heaven, forgiveness, Gospel, wealth, debtor, messiah, servant
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to sum up the meaning of the parable in one sentence only, and to answer the question: Is this parable making a point that people need to hear in the 21st century? This clip is two of two that together tells the parable. The two clips are best used together.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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