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Biblical person: Nathanael (apostle)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Nathanael (apostle)

Nathanael, also known as Bartholomew, is a disciple of Jesus who is mentioned in the New Testament. He is one of the twelve apostles and is believed to have been a close friend of Philip, another disciple.

Nathanael's encounter with Jesus is recorded in the Gospel of John, where he initially expresses skepticism about Jesus being the Messiah, but eventually becomes a follower of Jesus after a profound conversation. Despite not being mentioned as frequently as some of the other disciples, Nathanael's story serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of encountering 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.

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