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Bible story: The birth of John the Baptist

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-80 tells the story of the birth of John the Baptist and his father Zechariah's prophetic words of praise to God. Zechariah, a priest in the temple, had been struck mute by the angel Gabriel because he did not believe the angel's message that his wife Elizabeth would bear a child in her old age.

When the baby was born, Zechariah's tongue was loosened and he spoke praises to God, proclaiming that his son would prepare the way for the Lord. The passage also includes the famous song of praise known as the Benedictus, in which Zechariah declares God's faithfulness and salvation through the coming of the Messiah.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message 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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