Built Upon the Rock
Brought to you by Nest Entertainment from their Animated Stories from the New Testament series. Jesus is asked to judge an inheritance dispute, but instead he uses this divisive conflict between brothers to affirm the eternal ideals of His Beatitudes which He taught in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches the wronged brother to forgive and love his brother. All who follow Jesus must learn that what we own has little to do with who we are. We also learn the important ideals of stewardship though the parable of the house built on rock.
As a child I remember singing the song about the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the foolish man who built his on the sand. This story is enjoyable just like the song was was when I was younger. This story is about two brothers who inherit a vineyard. One brother takes over everything but the younger one wants his share. When he takes it to Jesus to decide, Jesus tells him the parable of the house upon the rock. The brother takes Jesus’ words to heart and they change his life.