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Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Craft 2


The decision to add Matthias to the apostles was determined by lot. This could mean so many things, drawing straws, flipping coins or rolling dice to name a few. This choosing dice craft for the younger ones makes a dice that determines actions too. Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Craft 2

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Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Games


Cornelius (Acts 10)  - Games


There is multiple things going on in this story of replacing the twelfth apostle and it’s easy to get lost in the mechanism rather than see why this completion was important. These games look at the idea of completion and the act of choosing.




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Completing – A team game where you’re challenged to complete ‘sets’. Teams take it in turns to read out the set title or for younger kids all but one of the set. Examples of sets: compass points, gospels, band members.
Link: The Apostles felt incomplete.

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Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Character Images


Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1)’- where Matthias is chosen to replace Judas as the 12th apostle.
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)





Large image for illustrating the story or putting on a large screen.



Grab the Phone background here.

JWL phone background

Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Game / Craft


When we talk about replacing the 12th apostle it’s a great time to review the other 11. This little domino game is a perfect way to do that. This is a mini domino set, it has small cards and reduced number so it can print on one page. It’s best suited to younger kids. Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1)  | Game / Craft

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Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Story

Incomplete: A New Apostle (Acts 1) | Story

Essential Teachers notes:
Numbers are of such huge significance to the scriptures that it’s not surprising the apostles felt unsettled by being 11 and not 12. Clearly they decided to do something about it, though later passages will show their number would soon be persecuted and replacements no longer were an option to choose. It is noted that although Matthias is chosen Justus went on to become a prominent bishop and so his story does not end with not being chosen.

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main passage: Acts 1
Additional Passages: none specific

If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

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