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Bible story: The ministry of John the Baptist

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The ministry of John the Baptist

In Matthew 3: 1 - 12, Mark 1: 2 - 8, Luke 3: 1 - 18 we read about the ministry of John the Baptist. John appears in the wilderness, proclaiming a message of repentance and preparing the way for the coming of Jesus. He baptizes people in the Jordan River and warns them of the judgment to come.

John's message is one of humility, urging people to turn away from their sins and to focus on God's will for their lives. He also declares that someone more powerful than he is coming, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire. John's ministry sets the stage for the arrival of Jesus and the beginning of his own ministry on earth.

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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