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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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Jan 14, 2019

Simple Object Lessons for Preschoolers

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!"

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Jan 08, 2019

An Exchanged Life & A New Beginning

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!

Father's Love Letter Video (Outreach Version) from Barry Adams on Vimeo.

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Jan 02, 2019

Christian Devotional - Running Forward to Hope

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!

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Dec 29, 2018

Save those Christmas Cards!

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!

Dec 18, 2018

The Nativity Story of Christmas

Central to the meaning of Christmas is the Nativity story! Use these Christmas Bible verses & lesson to share again and again the story of Jesus with your family, Sunday School class, etc. Piece by piece renew the wonder of the most amazing story of all time!

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Dec 18, 2018

Countdown Christmas Devotion #18 - A Nail

Nails...they hold our houses together, our furniture...they were made to build! This Christmas devotion reminds us to remember the nails that pierced the flesh of Christ yet God built not destroyed!

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Dec 17, 2018

A Christmas Story Bible Study - Wisemen Worship

This Christmas story Bible lesson takes a closer look at the wisemen or "three kings" and their worship. This multiage lesson includes Christmas Bible verses & engaging Bible activities for kids, youth & adults. Great lesson for Sunday School or family worship time!

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Dec 13, 2018

Dumb Sheep or Stubborn Sheep?

I'm sure somewhere in a sermon or Bible lesson you may have heard how "dumb" sheep are; it isn't their intelligence that lacks though, it's more of their stubbornness for independence that is strong. Even at birth they are able to stand very quickly on their own.

I believe this may be why God refers to us as sheep in Isaiah 53.6. Our human nature and pride cause us to strive for independence - doing things our own way. We are also like sheep in three other ways.

The good news is...we have a Good, Good Shepherd! He is the Christ of Christmas!

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Dec 12, 2018

Christmas Bible Study - There is Hope

Hope and God's faithfulness can be found in this free Christmas Bible study lesson which can be adapted for any age! Also find other creative Bible lessons to use in the Holiday Season!

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Dec 08, 2018

Be Present in the Present

The greatest PRESENT is PRESENCE! Jesus left Heaven to be God with us, Immanuel. He gave His life that we might have life and the daily presence of His Holy Spirit with us.

This Christmas, let’s give our presence to Him and to those around us. Be present in the present! Don’t let the busy and rush rob you!

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'"! Matthew 1:23 #bestchristmasgiftever

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Dec 06, 2018

Christmas Object Lesson

Great Bible object lessons can be found in so many Christmas items! Use a Christmas object lesson (or two) to teach the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ!

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Dec 06, 2018

The Candy Cane Story - An Object Lesson

The Candy Cane Story creates a perfect Christmas object lesson! Share how the Candy Cane maker first created it to point to Jesus! The colors, the sweetness, the shape, all hold special meaning to help us celebrate Christ at Christmas!

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Dec 05, 2018

Countdown Christmas Devotion #5 - LIGHT

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!

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Dec 03, 2018

Christmas Family Meaningful Moments

Don't let the rush of the season keep you from missing out on those special memory-making moments! Here are five simple Christmas family activities for creating special bonds and meaningful moments this holiday season!

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Dec 03, 2018

Countdown Christmas Devotion #3 - Letter J

We used the letter J for a Christmas devotion on joy! What will the letter J remind you of as you strive to keep Jesus as your focus this Christmas? There is power in the name of Jesus, and we can find joy as we follow His formula from His Word.

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Dec 03, 2018

Christmas Devotion Countdown Bible Study

Countdown the 25 days to Christmas with this Christmas devotion Bible study using a different object and Scripture every day to help put our focus on Jesus! Music & interactive options for kids & family included or share on social media as a Christ focused photo challenge!!

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Dec 01, 2018

Christmas Countdown - Dec.1 - A Road

Today as I walk back through these devotionals myself and read John 14:6, God shows me something new! I love that God's Word never grows old; He always has something new to speak to us!

"Jesus told him, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"

This time the "I am" jumped out at me. Jesus made seven "I am" statements in the Gospel of John. Today God reminds me that He, the great I AM, is enough. He is my path to follow. He is the Truth I need, and He is my destination of Life both eternal and abundant!

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Nov 30, 2018

Book Review of Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women

It was such a pleasure to write a book review on this devotional for young women by Lindsay Franklin. I would definitely recommend this for any young woman growing in her faith or to one reading the Bible for the first time! Understandable & practical truth from God's Word.

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Nov 16, 2018

7 Fun DIY Thanksgiving Games for Kids, Family & Church

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.

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Nov 12, 2018

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach children & teens about having an attitude of gratitude! Here are some fun Christian Thanksgiving ideas & Bible lessons with games, object lessons, crafts & more! Includes a Thanksgiving Mystery Dinner with Scriptures!

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Nov 06, 2018

Finding Quiet Time with God Daily

Feeling like you're running on empty? Find out how to be spiritually filled by having daily quiet time to spend with God. Creative object lesson devotions with tips on how to make the most of time you already have, carving out time daily, or extended spiritual retreats.

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Nov 05, 2018

Christian Devotion on Prayer

Prayer can be a lot like breathing. This Christian devotion takes a look at 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in an object lesson view comparing prayer to breathing. Breathing is natural, consistent, constant and needful. Both cleanse, restore and bring life.

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Nov 05, 2018

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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.

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Oct 23, 2018

Puzzle Object Lesson - God Has a Plan

This puzzle object lesson centers on Jeremiah 29:11-13. It is a Bible lesson on repentance as well as teaching God has a plan for our life. A puzzle can show how even when we only see a piece, God knows the whole picture, and when we mess up, He can still restore!

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Oct 23, 2018

Creative Lesson About the Bible

This free Bible lesson uses creative object lessons & activities to teach about the Bible. It focuses on 2 Timothy 3:16 that God spoke His story to 40 men, over 1,500 years into 66 books teaching us to know Him & follow His direction for life. Great for children & youth!

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Oct 22, 2018

Bible Treasure Hunt & Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Everyone loves a TREASURE hunt! This is a fun Bible activity for families, youth group or children's ministry! Includes printable Bible verse clues and more ideas! Teach kids that God's Word contains true treasure!

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Oct 19, 2018

Back-to-School Object Lesson - A Backpack

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!

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Oct 06, 2018

Christian Halloween Alternatives

October 31st is still a day that the LORD has made! Several Christian Halloween alternatives that are fun and glorify Jesus - the Pumpkin Gospel lesson, free Halloween witnessing tracts & more!

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Oct 03, 2018

Christian Object Lesson - Pumpkin Gospel

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.

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Sep 25, 2018

The Cracked Pot Story

An unknown author shares wisdom through the story of a cracked pot and how each of us, although imperfect, can be used by God!

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Sep 24, 2018

Best Object Lesson to Teach Faith

Faith is a hard concept for kids, youth or even adults to wrap our minds around. This interactive object lesson uses Hebrews 11:1 & 6 and a blindfold to demonstrate faith believes & then acts on that belief. Faith is not blind. Also includes other faith teaching tools.

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Sep 14, 2018

Object Lessons to Teach about Righteousness

Righteousness is a difficult concept to understand. These two object lessons use first a jersey & dirty shirt to teach about imputed righteousness and then wrapped candy to teach about practical righteousness. Fun Bible lessons for kids, youth or even adults!

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Sep 12, 2018

Armor of God Bible Study - Object Lesson of Football

This free Christian object lesson for kids or youth uses the game of football & how a player dresses to illustrate the armor of God in Ephesians 6. Also includes a link to our 10 free Armor of God Bible study lessons for any age that look at each piece individually.

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Sep 04, 2018

Cell Phone Object Lesson on Prayer

Use a cell phone to teach a fun Christian object lesson for kids on prayer! It includes a full teaching script with additional Bible activities including a new five finger prayer reminder & doodle prayer guide!

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Aug 30, 2018

You Are the "Why!"

Why do we do what we do? Because of you! Many of our readers and users have written to us over the past eleven years telling us how our site has helped them in their ministry or life in general. You are part of the why as we all work together to build God's Kingdom for God's glory!

I think sometimes we can all get discouraged and wonder if what we do matters. Encouragement is so important as we walk this life and serve Jesus together! We all plant & water together along the way, but it is God Who brings about the results!

We want to thank you for all your encouragement; in addition to God, you are why we do what we do!

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Aug 28, 2018

A Mother-Daughter Bible Study

One of my neighbors asked me about a Bible study for her and her preteen daughter to do together; so I began looking. One of the most creative ones I have found is by Annie Pajcic @ThouArtExalted.com. It's called "Journal with Me: Mother/Daughter Devotional Study on Philippians 4:4-9," and she offers the first lesson FREE! They also offer a free devotional app designed for girls/teens which could be used to begin your own mother-daughter Bible study journaling using this first lesson as a pattern.

There are several things that I love about family Bible study journaling together:

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Aug 17, 2018

Bible Lesson from Hebrews 10 - Holding On

The writer of Hebrews acknowledges life can be tough! This Bible lesson brings encouragement that we are not alone! Keep holding on, salvation is near.

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Aug 16, 2018

Book Review - A Light so Lovely

A Light so Lovely: A Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle by Sarah Arthur is both personal and inspiring! It is so much more than a biography of her life. Arthur captures the spirit of L'Engle drawing us to love God and share His love with others. More book review...

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Aug 15, 2018

The Window Story Lesson - The Window Through Which We Look

What do we discover when we look out a window? Sometimes we discover as much about ourselves as we do about what we see through a window. The window story is a great Bible illustration for lessons teaching about judging or comparing ourselves with others. Includes verses.

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Aug 14, 2018

Object Lesson Using Colorful Candy

M&M's & Skittles candy with all their different colors but the same inside can be used to teach a "sweet" object lesson on God's creativity giving people so many beautiful skin colors! Help kids & youth see beyond the candy shell to the best part of each person!

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Aug 01, 2018

Back-to-School Object Lessons

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.

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Jul 31, 2018

A Notebook Object Lesson - A Clean Heart

This back-to-school object lesson uses a new empty notebook to demonstrate how God can better use us when we have a clean heart. David spoke of this in Psalm 51. God always offers us forgiveness. Once forgiven, we can then better share His good news message more clearly.

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Jul 17, 2018

Object Lesson with Pennies - You're Worth It!

Let's face it, a penny's worth is not based on how it looks, if it's shiny or not. Its worth has been stamped by its maker. This object lesson with pennies, helps kids & youth see their value in God's eyes. Jesus says "You're worth it!" & paid the price to prove it!

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Jul 05, 2018

A Bible Lesson on Music for Youth

Because music is such a part of teens’ lives, use it as a daily reminder to live life as a praise song to God that will be heard by those around them. "It's the Song that Matters" Bible lesson for youth includes a step by step teaching script free printable.

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Jul 02, 2018

Free Bible Study Lessons from the Beach

Summer vacation at the beach is a prime time to "I Spy" God's object lessons as a family or bring the beach to your class! God uses His creation to teach us more about Himself! The beach is a great place to experience these free Bible study lessons for the summer!

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Jun 15, 2018

The Better Mom - A Book Review

As moms, I think we’d all agree our desire is to always be a better mom!

In Ruth Schwenk’s new book -The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess, she doesn't give us an easy list of how to’s or even a definitive answer of how to, but she does offer her friendship and insights as she walks the same path and ultimately points us to the source of all grace - Jesus.

In our busy lifestyle culture that screams at us to do more or do better, Ruth offers us a window into her own soul and how to be better. Ruth shares many of her own shortcomings as well as her mom victories to help us see how God is at work and is with us supporting us.

The titles to her chapters encompass many silent thoughts & questions that have bombarded most moms from one time or another along this journey. We probably have all thought - “Everything depends on me,” or “I want to make a difference,” or even “I miss my friends!” The table of contents is filled with such notions and can easily lead us to encouragement, laughter, and even tears to help us move closer to our Father Who has called us to this privilege of being a mom.

Ruth also highlights a brief thoughtful phrase for each chapter making it easy to pick up for a quick word of encouragement. For the chapter “I Don’t Have Enough Time Left”, she writes “God calls us to be obedient today and to trust Him for tomorrow.” Another that I really liked was - “We love not for our own sakes but for the benefit of our children.”This is from a chapter called - “No One Appreciates All That I Do!” Hmmm…I think we’ve all thought that a time or two!

We also find hope and guidance from Scripture sprinkled throughout this book. A highlighter will come in handy!

Ruth emphasizes motherhood is not a competition of being the better mom; it’s a journey together encouraging one another to seek what’s important, to treasure what really matters, and to choose His best for our family, not just better.

Although our own four children are grown and out of the nest, this book has still encouraged me in knowing that even though I sure didn’t do everything right, the one thing we did strive to do (although not perfectly) was most important - seeking God first and following Him so our kids could follow us.

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The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess
By Ruth Schwenk / Zondervan

Apr 27, 2018

Vacation Bible School - 5 Reasons to Volunteer!

Vacation Bible School cannot function without volunteers; you matter! Here are five reasons it's important for you as a believer to be involved & other ways to be a part.

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Apr 13, 2018

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers - Book Review

Parenting is hard! Raising passionate Jesus followers is even harder; it takes intentional training. Phil & Diane Comer include keys to the power of intentional parenting in their book - "Raising Passionate Jesus Followers".

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Apr 02, 2018

Hope in the Blank Spaces

Don't walk away from Easter without taking hope with you even into the "blank spaces" of life!

Friday evening to Sunday morning was a time of waiting - waiting in fear, waiting in hiding, waiting in doubt. It is in this blank space of waiting that hope can be found. It is in this blank space that things seem to be quiet and nothing is happening. Have you ever lived in a “blank space” moment?

It’s quiet, things seem hopeless, and it appears that nothing will ever change. But, it is in this blank space that the greatest miracle is taking place. May we never forget that in our blank spaces we have a mighty God that is still in the miracle business. He is still moving mountains on our behalf. He is still breaking chains. He is still resurrecting dreams. He is still saving lives. He is still on His throne! He sees! He knows! He’s working even when all we see is a blank space!

A good friend of mine wrote this Bible study based on Matthew 27-28. Easter may have been celebrated yesterday, but let's take this HOPE into tomorrow and share it with others!

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Mar 29, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt Object Lesson

Planning an Easter egg hunt with your family or church? Use this Easter object lesson, "Empty to Faith-filled", as a tool to share the Gospel and help kids & parents remember 5 important truths of Easter; script & video demo are included!

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