Jealousy in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry
Jealousy is a complex emotion that is both praised and condemned in the Bible. On one hand, we see that God describes himself as a jealous God, who wants his people to be wholly devoted to him. On the other hand, we are also warned about the dangers of jealousy, such as coveting what belongs to others or becoming resentful of others' successes.
Exploring this topic can be a fruitful exercise, as we examine our own feelings and thoughts about jealousy. We can ask questions such as: What does jealousy look and feel like? Do we ever experience jealousy in our own lives? Is jealousy always wrong, or are there situations where it is appropriate or justified? What does it mean for God to be jealous, and how does this relate to his character and actions in the Bible?
On this page, you will find a variety of creative ideas, resources, and activities that can help you delve deeper into the topic of jealousy with children. These can be used in a variety of settings, such as Bible lessons, kidmin, kid's ministry, elementary school, or homeschooling. The resources may include stories from the Bible, discussions, role-playing scenarios, and creative art projects, all of which can encourage children to think critically about their own experiences with jealousy and how they can respond to it in healthy ways.