Baby Jesus & King Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Coloring Page for Epiphany

King Herod and King Jesus Coloring Page
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This coloring page by Mandy Groce shows the great difference between King Herod and the Baby King Jesus. It would be a perfect edition to our Bible lesson based on Matthew 2:1-12. It brings to light the false glory of human kings, and the real glory of God’s humble born Son.

Directions: Click on the preview image to download this coloring page as a printable PDF file. We’ve also uploaded it as a jpeg for anyone who needs to do advanced editing.

This coloring page shows “Two Very Different Kings” one side pictures arrogant King Herod with his fancy clothes, buildings, servants, etc. The other side showing the humble manger with baby Jesus coming with poverty, dangers, and homelessness. It’s partly inspired by Mary’s Prayer in Luke 1.

(51) He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; (52) he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; (53) he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.

You could talk with the children about the contrast between God’s Power and Human Power.

This could be used for an Epiphany Bible Lesson.

1 thought on “Baby Jesus & King Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Coloring Page for Epiphany”

  1. HI, I have been looking for material for an after school program for elementary school kids. I like the one you have about 2 different kings but you mention a map and I don’t see a printable map. That would be very helpful as well as the characters you mention. Maybe I just don’t see it because I’m not on the computer much.
    Thank you for all you do offer.

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