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Bible story: The boy Jesus at the temple

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The boy Jesus at the temple

.In Luke 2:40-52, Jesus is twelve years old and goes with his parents to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. After the festival is over, Jesus stays behind in the temple to listen and ask questions of the teachers there. His parents, who had assumed he was with other family members, become worried and return to Jerusalem to find him.

They finally find him in the temple, discussing with the teachers and amazing them with his understanding. Jesus responds by saying that he must be about his Father's business. This story highlights Jesus' early spiritual awareness and his unique relationship with God as his Father.

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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