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Biblical person: Lydia (co-worker Paul)

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

Lydia was a wealthy merchant and a believer in God who lived in the city of Thyatira. She was a seller of purple fabrics, which was a luxury item in those times. Lydia is mentioned in the New Testament in the book of Acts as the first person to be baptized by the Apostle Paul in Philippi. She is known for her hospitality and is believed to have hosted Paul and his companions in her home after they were released from prison. Lydia's conversion to Christianity and her subsequent baptism played an important role in the spread of the faith to the Gentiles.

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.