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Bible story: Jesus rejected in Nazareth

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus rejected in Nazareth

In Luke 4:16-30, Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth and enters the synagogue on the Sabbath day. He reads a passage from the book of Isaiah, which prophesies about the coming of the Messiah. Jesus then declares that the prophecy has been fulfilled in him.

The people are amazed at his words but also skeptical, asking, "Is not this Joseph's son?" Jesus rebukes them, reminding them of the prophets' rejection in their own hometowns. This angers the people, and they try to throw Jesus off a cliff, but he miraculously escapes. This passage shows Jesus' divine authority and the rejection he faced from his own people.

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.