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Bible story: Jesus questioned about fasting

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus questioned about fasting

In Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, and Luke 5:33-39, Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees about why His disciples do not fast as the Pharisees and John the Baptist's disciples do. In response, Jesus tells the parable of the new cloth and the new wineskins. He explains that just as new wine should be put into new wineskins, so should His teachings and ways be received with a fresh and open mind.

This parable emphasizes the need for spiritual renewal and the importance of embracing new ways of thinking and living. It also highlights the radical nature of Jesus' teachings and the need for a willingness to change and adapt to His message.

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.

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