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Biblical person: Mary (of Bethany)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Mary (of Bethany)

Mary of Bethany is a woman mentioned in the New Testament who was the sister of Martha and Lazarus. She is known for her close relationship with Jesus, and is often remembered for anointing Jesus' feet with expensive perfume and wiping them with her hair. Mary was also known for her willingness to listen and learn from Jesus, as she is depicted in the Bible as sitting at his feet as a disciple. Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of cultivating a relationship with Jesus and the value of learning from his teachings.

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.