Bible story: The calling of Levi
Creative activities based on the Bible story of The calling of Levi
In Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, and Luke 5:27-32, we read about Jesus calling Matthew (also known as Levi), a tax collector, to follow Him. After calling Matthew, Jesus visits his home and shares a meal with him and other tax collectors and sinners. When the Pharisees question why Jesus is eating with these people, He responds that He has come to call not the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
This passage highlights Jesus' love and compassion for all people, regardless of their social status or reputation. It also emphasizes the importance of repentance and the call to follow Jesus, no matter what one's background may be.
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.