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Bible story: The temptation of Jesus

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The temptation of Jesus

In Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-13 we can find the Bible story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. After being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, where he fasts for 40 days and nights. At the end of this time, Satan comes to him and tempts him with three different temptations.

In the first temptation, Satan challenges Jesus to turn stones into bread. In the second temptation, he takes Jesus to the top of the temple and challenges him to jump, saying that the angels will save him. In the third temptation, Satan offers Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he will worship him.

Each time, Jesus resists the temptation by quoting scripture and rebuking Satan. The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is a powerful example of Jesus' humanity and his unwavering commitment to God's will, even in the face of extreme temptation.

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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