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Bible story: An angel appears to Joseph in a dream

Creative activities based on the Bible story of An angel appears to Joseph in a dream

In Matthew 1:18-25a, the story of Joseph's dream is told. Joseph was engaged to Mary, but before they were married, he discovered that she was pregnant. Being a righteous man, Joseph planned to break off the engagement quietly to spare Mary any public shame.

However, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him that the child was conceived by the Holy Spirit and that he was to name the baby Jesus. The angel also explained that Jesus would save his people from their sins. When Joseph awoke from the dream, he obeyed the angel's instructions and took Mary as his wife, but did not consummate the marriage until after Jesus was born.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.