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Biblical person: Simeon (prophet)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Simeon (prophet)

Simeon was a prophet who appears in the Bible in the Gospel of Luke. According to the account, Simeon was a righteous and devout man living in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus' birth. The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Christ. When Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the temple for the rite of purification, Simeon was there and recognized Jesus as the fulfillment of God's promise. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, "My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people."

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.