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Biblical person: Zacchaeus (tax collector)

Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Zacchaeus (tax collector)

Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector who lived in Jericho. He was a short man who climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus as he passed by. Jesus saw Zacchaeus and told him to come down from the tree because he wanted to stay at his house. Many people criticized Jesus for going to the house of a sinner like Zacchaeus, but Zacchaeus promised to give half of his possessions to the poor and to pay back anyone he had cheated four times as much. Jesus said that salvation had come to Zacchaeus' house that day.

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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