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Biblical person: Bartimeus (beggar)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Bartimeus (beggar)

Bartimaeus was a blind beggar mentioned in the Bible, who was healed by Jesus Christ. According to the Gospel of Mark, as Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus began calling out to Jesus, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many people told him to be quiet, but he persisted, and Jesus called him over. Jesus asked him what he wanted, and Bartimaeus said, "Rabbi, I want to see." Jesus then healed Bartimaeus, telling him, "Go, your faith has healed you." Bartimaeus immediately regained his sight and followed Jesus on his journey.

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.