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Theme: Exile

Exile in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry

Exile, or the state of being forcibly removed from one's homeland, is a significant theme in the Bible. The Old Testament contains several narratives of Israel's exile from the Promised Land, first to Babylon and then to other nations.

These experiences were seen as a punishment for the nation's disobedience to God, but also served as a means of purification and growth in faith. The concept of exile is also present in the New Testament, as believers are called to live as "aliens and strangers" in a world that is not their true home.

Understanding the theme of exile in the Bible offers valuable insights into the nature of faith, hope, and the ultimate destiny of God's people.

On this page you will find creative ideas, resources and activities relating to exile which you can use in your kid’s work, kidsmin, Sunday school lessons or Christian elementary school.

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