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Biblical person: Barabbas (criminal)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Barabbas (criminal)

Barabbas was a prisoner who was offered as an alternative to Jesus Christ during the trial before his crucifixion. According to the Bible, Barabbas was a notorious criminal who was being held in custody by the Roman authorities. Pilate, the Roman governor, offered to release one prisoner to the crowd as a gesture of goodwill during the Jewish festival of Passover. The crowd demanded that Barabbas be released and Jesus be crucified. Barabbas was set free, while Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The story of Barabbas illustrates the role of human choice and the importance of understanding the consequences of our actions.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Biblical person. These resources are designed to help you teach important life lessons 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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