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Biblical person: Joseph (of Arimathea)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Joseph (of Arimathea)

Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy Jewish man who became a disciple of Jesus. He is best known for requesting the body of Jesus from Pilate after the crucifixion and preparing it for burial in his own tomb. This act of kindness and bravery is seen as fulfilling the prophecy that the Messiah would be buried in a rich man's tomb. Joseph of Arimathea is also mentioned as a member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council that condemned Jesus. Some traditions hold that Joseph of Arimathea traveled to Britain after the resurrection of Jesus and played a role in spreading Christianity there.

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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