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Bible story: Bar-Jesus the magician

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Bar-Jesus the magician

In Acts 11:19-26, we discover a Bible story about Bar-Jesus the magician. He was a false prophet who tried to lead people away from the truth of the gospel message. When Paul and Barnabas arrived in Paphos, Bar-Jesus tried to prevent the proconsul from hearing the gospel message. However, Paul confronted him and called him a child of the devil. Bar-Jesus was struck blind, and the proconsul believed in Jesus. This story can inspire children to be discerning and to seek the truth of Jesus' message for themselves.

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