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Welcome to our Creative Bible Study blog - a Christian blog dedicated to getting believers excited about God's Word and all it holds.
We will update you on any new and exciting additions to our site as well as highlight items you might otherwise miss.
Have you ever wondered if you were "creative?" Well, God is and we each were created in His image. Today is your day to be creative as you let the truth of God's Word impact your life and the lives of those around you.
The dictionary defines creative as: cre·a·tive 1. having the quality or power of creating. 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually fol. by of). 4. Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping.
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Being in ministry, creative free Christian resources are something we are always keeping our eyes open for. And being from Louisiana, we have decided to call these findings - "lagniappe."
Webster's dictionary defines "lagniappe" as: a small gift presented by a store owner to a customer with the customer's purchase or an extra or unexpected gift or benefit. Doesn't that just sound like a bit of GRACE?!
As Christians, giving "lagniappe" grace should be an action seen in our everyday lives as we strive to go over and beyond for the cause of Christ. Let's never stop short of being overly kind or giving or loving - always going the "little extra" for Christ.
Jesus certainly gave us more than a "little extra." He gave us what we didn't deserve - "GRACE - God's Riches At Christ's Expense."
We'd like to bring you a new little "lagniappe" every now and then. It may be an outstanding Christian website or free Christian software we've found, a Christian book recommendation, a special testimony or story, or just some good clean fun with Bible trivia, clean jokes, & Christian cartoons. All will be free Christian resources which can add to the variety in your world of Bible study and ministry.
We want to equip you as much as we can in finding joy and excitement in your Bible study time and as you share God's Word.
Also, if you know of any valuable Christian resources you use and believe they would be useful to others, please let us know!
Have fun providing healthy themed kid snacks for your Bible lessons, Vacation Bible School, or fun family time! These creative kid recipes & ideas are all free!
Vacation Bible School is the number one evangelistic tool for churches to reach children! This year you may be helping families navigate this at home. These fun, creative VBS themes will excite kids to know Jesus & grow in their faith whether at church, camp or home!
Free Bible lessons for adults both online and printable including Bible studies for women and men. Find many free Bible study tools for beginners, creative on-the-go Bible lessons, Christian apologetics, and Bible studies by well known pastors!
Using the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, Bible lessons for kids can teach how small is big in the hands of God. Help children learn they are important & can make a difference with Jesus.
Use this fun and simple Origami object lesson to introduce a Bible lesson for kids or youth on how we can trust God's plans because we know and trust Him.
I used this to introduce a Bible lesson for kids on the Book of Esther. Both the origami instructions and Bible lesson are also included with the free video Bible lesson.
This Mother's Day will be different. There may be distance that keeps you apart. It may be difficult to get her a gift or take her to lunch. Here are a few things we can do even with social distancing to keep the moms in our life from feeling invisible and love them well.
1. The Gift of Words - Whether it's verbal or written, we all know there is power in words. Let's use our words this week and from now on to encourage those who are moms & grandmothers. An encouraging word of appreciation can go a long way! Say them, write them, record them with a selfie video...but let's share words of encouragement to the moms we know! Ephesians 4:29
2. Gratitude - We are so used to moms taking care of others that it's easy to fall into a trap of neglecting two very important words - "THANK YOU!" It means so much when you know that others appreciate what you do. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
3. Serve - Moms usually are the ones to serve the meals, serve the clean clothing, serve by cleaning the bathrooms, etc. Take time to make a turn around and serve her this week and on into the future. Galatians 5:13
4. Simple Giving - Gifts do not always need to be purchased for a mom. Moms love homemade! Be creative! Give flowers from the yard, give a homemade card, bake her a treat. :) Acts 20:35
5. Listen - Moms are some of the best at listening. Make time to let her reminisce, share her thoughts or just "ramble". Allow her to verbally share. It's amazing what we can glean when we do. Listening is a win-win because we benefit as much as she does. James 1:19
There are a lot of Moms out there during this pandemic that just need to know they are not invisible, they matter. They may not even be ours, but we can make a difference in their lives just by noticing and appreciating them. Encouragement doesn't have to cost a penny, but it can pay huge dividends.
And if you are a mom of any kind (foster, step, honorary, etc.) or any age, know you are in the cathedral building business and be encouraged by reading "The Invisible Mom" ...
With the Stay-at-Home order, now is a great opportunity to use everyday objects around your house to teach your kids more about God!
Object lessons are powerful tools to teach long-lasting lessons. Each object adds a 3-D visual to stimulate interest as well as help retain the message in memory.
Whether you're looking for a family devotional or an "as you go" Bible lesson, we have over 50 free object lesson ideas from which you can choose.
No Easter eggs? Use this free printable Easter scavenger hunt for a fun Easter activity using basic objects found around your house! It's a great way to share the Easter story with your family, small group or class!
Jesus has already told Pilate His Kingdom is not of this world. Pilate continues to refer to Jesus as the King of the Jews when asking the people what he should do with Him. They cried out to crucify Jesus. He has now been flogged and beaten and the soldiers continue mocking Him. He is alone. His disciples have abandoned Him. He endures it all for us.
Take time to read John 19:1-30. Today notice sharp things you come into contact with and let them remind you how the thorns must have pierced Jesus' head and how the nails pierced his hands and feet.
Also take time to notice crosses around you; they may be the panes of a window, two pencils lying across each other, on a piece of jewelry or clothing, the letter "t" as you are reading or writing, etc. Let them remind you of all Jesus did for us.
As a family, keep track together of all the places you see a cross or sharp objects. Let today's conversations be about Jesus. We have so much for which we can be thankful!
Today is Friday, but Sunday is coming! There is hope to celebrate because of Christ! ...especially during this pandemic!
Amazing Grace never gets old, and neither should the "wow factor" or wonder of the Easter story. This object lesson uses an empty Easter egg to renew our amazement of God's love.
Instead of a golden or surprise egg for your Easter Egg Hunt, create your own Easter story Gospel Egg! Make one for a Christian "Golden Egg" for your Easter egg hunt or small ones as a family or class Easter craft activity & share the Gospel with others!
This Easter will be different from others in years past due to the COVID-19, but that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate Jesus right where we are in our homes.
Maybe in years past, you have taken your kids to an Easter egg hunt at church, and there they were able to hear and learn about Jesus.
Here are two resources for families this year to help you share and celebrate Jesus and His resurrection during your own Easter Egg Hunt!
The first uses Easter Eggs as a fun object lesson to share the Gospel called "Empty to Faith-filled." The second is found at the bottom of that page and uses the colors of the Easter eggs to point out six important facts we need to remember about Jesus.
Both have printable pdf scripts for you to use as well as a video of me teaching the lesson... just in case you may not be comfortable teaching it.
One thing Jesus did during His last week here on this earth was wash His disciples feet, giving them an example of serving others.
Since we are under a "Stay-at-Home" order for social distancing during this COVID-19, I have started recording my Sunday school/connect group lessons for my 3rd & 4th graders.
This was our lesson this past Sunday - "Being a Secret Service Agent" based on John 13:
Needing some new activities for the kids during this "Stay at Home" time? Celebrate the true meaning of Easter while having fun with these Christian Easter games! An Easter game can bring excitement & fun to Bible lessons & family activities when sharing the Easter story!
This fun Easter object lesson uses the basic colors of Easter eggs to share six things about Jesus & the Gospel story as reminders during & after the Easter Egg Hunt! We've included all the Scriptures you need with a printable lesson script and video presentation.
Countdown to Easter with these 10 creative & interactive "Read, Write, Learn, Live It!" Easter Bible study lessons to help you, your family or small group have a Christ focused Easter! Use for personal adult Bible study, then turn around & teach these truths to your kids!
God reveals truths in nature. This object lesson Christian devotional takes a look at how trials cause us to dig deeper to the Source Who makes us stronger.
Yes, we are in strange times, but God is still on His throne and at work in lives around the world.
As many of us are "shut in" with the kids out of school and many churches having to stream worship services for home church, we want to offer several ideas that are both fun and engaging while also pointing us to draw closer to Christ.
Let's make the most of this time home with our families by making the most of every opportunity to unite in prayer, worship and Bible study.
These free Christian Easter object lessons, activities, & games will help you share the true meaning of Easter with kids, youth & adults while keeping Jesus Christ as the center of your Easter celebrations!
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to teach about God's love through Bible lessons! Try these object lessons, Bible verses, & other free creative lessons for families, Sunday School, etc.!
How should Christians respond when "squeezed" by the world? Use this Bible object lesson and a sponge to remind students of any age how we can handle times of tribulation & trouble. What comes out of us when the "squeeze" is on? What we are soaking up makes a difference!
During the Christmas season we tend to be kinder, more patient, generous, grateful and joyful in anticipation of the season. Here are 6 ways to take Christmas into this New Year!
Christmas lights can teach us a wonderful Bible object lesson Christmas devotion along with John 8:12 with Jesus as the Light of the World!
With the arrival of December 1st each year also comes the 25 days of Christmas countdown! These Christian ideas and Bible verses can help keep our focus on Jesus! Join us for 25 Christmas object lesson Bible study devotions with activities for the family!
Add some fun memories to your holiday season together while also pointing to God as the Giver! These free Thanksgiving games include a Bible scavenger hunt along with other easy set up games which are great for all ages! Fun for families, youth groups, Sunday School, etc.
Every day is a day to give thanks! Use these 30 thanksgiving Bible verses to guide you in honoring and praising God with an attitude of gratitude! Perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations or any day to focus on giving thanks! Printable copy included.
Everyone loves a TREASURE hunt! This is a fun Bible activity for families, youth group or children's ministry! Includes printable Bible verse clues plus more ideas! Teach kids that God's Word contains true treasure!
Bring the light of Christ back to October & Halloween with this Christian object lesson, pumpkin prayer & Pumpkin Patch Parable script. Use a pumpkin to illustrate how through Christ we can get a new face and let His light shine! The Gospel is through grace, not by works.
October 31st is still a day that the LORD has made! These Christian Halloween alternatives create fun and glorify Jesus - the Pumpkin Gospel lesson, free Halloween witnessing tracts & more! Let's shine His Light!
Football uniforms make an excellent Bible object lesson to teach the pieces of the Armor of God found in Ephesians 6! Free Bible lesson plan!
Use a backpack for a fun object lesson to teach how God uses each of us uniquely with different gifts to build up the Church and work alongside Him! Great back to school lesson on our uniqueness or Bible object lesson to teach about spiritual gifts!
These free Bible devotions will help you keep your focus on the eternal even in the midst of the busy everyday. Free ebook & object lesson devotionals for all ages!
I love when stores put out their back-to-school supplies! They point to children & learning, and can also point to Jesus! Use these 14 school object lessons to help kids learn Biblical truths they can remember during their days at school using their crayons, pencils, etc.
Back to school is almost here!
This classic children's book, The Giving Tree, can be used to teach a wonderful Bible lesson on demonstrating love through giving! Great ideas for Sunday School, Awana Club, or Family Worship!
In the next couple of weeks we will be highlighting great children's books that can teach Bible lessons and also fun Christian Object Lessons that teach Bible truth through school supplies!
This past Spring I received a paperback copy of "Devotional Doctrine: Delighting in God, His Word and His World" by Aaron Armstrong in my Bible Insider box from Lifeway. It's been my "go-to" devotional this summer!
Whether you're a new or seasoned believer, it is a great tool to review basic foundational Bible doctrine in short and easy-to-read segments with additional Scriptures to dig deeper!
Well, today I found it online as a free ebook and added it to our Bible Devotions page - take a look!
As a mother of four, I've experienced the feeling of being an invisible mom at times. When I look at my children though, my treasured gifts from God, it all is SO worth it!
God sees the invisible mom!
1 Peter 3:4 tells us: "but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God."
Whether we're a mom or not. There is something to be said about being invisible.
In Matthew 6:3-4, Jesus says: "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
We are to be invisible moms; for we follow His example.
Colossians 1:3 "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation."
1 Timothy 1:17 "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."
Remember this "Invisible Mom" story the next time you feel invisible and unappreciated and be encouraged...your are building temples for God!
To many, the Bible may seem confusing; it may seem hard to know where to begin. A simple Bible overview can set the stage for where you’re headed.
I love to read books, but usually before choosing or reading a book, I read the summary on the back or inside cover, or these days, the summary on Amazon! This introduces me to the overall story and helps me understand where the author is taking the reader.
The Bible is God's love letter to us! It's not just for studying to obtain knowledge, but it is our guide to knowing Him!
"The Promise" is a one page overview of the Bible; it helps us to get a glimpse of God's overall story. It's a place to begin.
Connect a book for kids with a Bible lesson! "I'm Not Just a Scribble" is a great book to help children learn about feelings, accepting others & forgiveness! Fun art activity & forgiveness game included for preschool and up!
Try this fun Easter activity of making Resurrection cookies or rolls to focus your children on the true meaning of Easter! Includes step by step instructions with Scriptures along with a printable recipe.
The true story of Easter straight from the Bible text in a way for children to not only understand but also to participate! Interactive clauses invite kids to become part of the story to keep them engaged & help them remember all that happened that week of the first Easter.
This Easter quiz game is a fun activity for family or church! With eighteen different "Who Am I" printable question cards on three different difficulty levels, it's great for kids to adults!
In this guest post, Alvin Gan of Bible Games Central explains how to creatively use games in a Bible lesson to impart God's truth and make disciples.
The comparison trap is easy for any of us to fall into. Through this Christian devotional lesson discover how bees & butterflies help us look beyond the "am-nots" to the Great "I AM!" Take time to meditate & activate God's Word in your life through these object lessons!
Talking with God is exciting & essential! Try these creative prayer journal & prayer station ideas along with Scriptures on prayer to jumpstart your prayer life again! Or maybe you're not sure how to pray or need to teach others; the Bible has all the answers!
With the beginning of a new year, we wanted to give you a little background about us and why we do what we do!
Creative Bible Study has been a fun adventure for us over the past twelve years! Here's a little about us as a pastor's family & how this all started! With over thirty years of ministry and teaching experience, we have had the opportunity to research, write and share creative free Bible study materials.
Simple object lessons for toddlers or preschoolers help them begin to understand more about God. This preschool object lesson uses activities with air to introduce that God is Spirit, and although we can't see Him, He is near and all around us. Help kids say - "I spy God!"
A new year is the perfect time to be reminded of how much God loves you! It's also the perfect time for us to share His love with those He has placed around us!
A daily Christian devotional can keep us focused on what's important as we go through our everyday life. Paul compares life to a race towards hope & being intentional in our purpose. Begin the New Year or just a new day with the mindset of a Marathon athlete & run for God!
As you begin taking down the Christmas decorations and cleaning out the leftovers, save those Christmas cards!
Christmas cards we have received make a wonderful visual prayer list for the New Year! Keep them handy taking one out each day and praying for these special people in your life.
This is also a great idea for your family to do together during family worship or around the dinner table!
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