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Biblical person: John Mark (co-worker Paul)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of John Mark (co-worker Paul)

John Mark was a prominent figure in the early Christian church, mentioned several times in the New Testament. He is believed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark, which describes the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus. John Mark was the son of a woman named Mary, who hosted a house church in Jerusalem. He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey, but later left them and returned to Jerusalem. This caused a rift between Paul and Barnabas, as Barnabas wanted to give John Mark another chance, but Paul did not. Nonetheless, John Mark continued to serve in the church and is remembered as a faithful disciple of Jesus.

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.