Biblical person: Matthew / Levi (apostle)
Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Matthew / Levi (apostle)
Matthew, also known as Levi, was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus to follow him during his ministry on earth. Prior to his call, Matthew worked as a tax collector in Capernaum, a job considered by many to be corrupt and dishonest. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus saw Matthew sitting in his tax booth and said to him, "Follow me." Matthew immediately left his job and became a disciple of Jesus. He is traditionally credited with authoring the Gospel of Matthew, one of the four Gospels in the New Testament.
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.