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Bible story: The presentation of Jesus at the temple

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

In Luke 2:22-39a, we read about the presentation of Jesus at the temple. According to Jewish law, when a firstborn son is 40 days old, he is to be presented to the Lord at the temple and a sacrifice is to be made. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple and presented him to Simeon, a righteous and devout man who had been waiting for the promised Messiah.

Simeon took the baby in his arms and praised God, saying that he had seen the salvation of the Lord. He also warned Mary that her son would cause controversy and that a sword would pierce her own soul. They also met Anna, a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah and gave thanks to God.

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.