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Creative Bible Study Blog

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 28, 2022

A Winter Object Lesson Using the Science of a Snowflake

God's ability to take a speck of dust and create a snowflake makes a wonderful object lesson using snow to give a Bible lesson on forgiveness & salvation! This also makes a fun short devotion to share with adults & youth.

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Jan 27, 2022

Bible Object Lesson Using a Bell - Ring for Joy!

Bells ring when they're shaken and make music! This object lesson looks at how when life shakes us we can ring out with joy because of Jesus!

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Jan 27, 2022

Teaching the Trinity to Children & Youth

Using object lessons with Scripture is a great way of teaching the Trinity to children & youth. This new interactive demonstration uses colors of clay & a triangle Trinity diagram instead of an apple or clover.

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Jan 14, 2022

Read the Bible Through - in a Year "More or Less"

It's not too late!

I had never read the Bible all the way through until about ten years ago when an 80 year old lady shared she had just finished for the first time. I thought, "There's still time!" And I am so glad I did!

You may or may not have ever read the Bible all the way through, but I am here to encourage you - it’s worth it! When we read a story by skipping around, it can become confusing. The Bible is God’s story and how He desires for us to know Him.

But the Bible is even more than a story; it’s an experience – a life changing experience! Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is living and active; it’s unlike any other book you’ve ever read. Therefore, I created this “doable” Bible reading plan that will take you from the beginning and help you make the connections of how it all joins together into one beautiful love story.

This plan is designed with 5 readings for 5 days a week (with a bit of flexibility) to read through the Bible in one year, or take your time and read at your own pace. The "Making Connections" plan may be printed and used to mark off verses as you go.

Flexibility: Start whenever you’re ready with a flexible start date any time of the year. Move at your own pace; although the readings are possible to be finished in a year, take as long as you need. Adapt this plan to you. No matter how you use it, this Bible reading plan will take you on a journey to better understand God’s story as a whole.

Wiggle Room: Each week contains five days of reading – your choice of which days. Reading at least five days a week will help you form a habit; it will keep you consistent. This leaves you two extras just in case your schedule becomes super busy or you just want to have a couple of days for your choice of reading or time to study a little deeper. This plan can actually be finished in 50 weeks with fewer readings toward the end as we get into the Book of Revelation.

Balance: Each week contains readings from Psalms for praise, Proverbs of wisdom, lots of Old Testament reading (there are 929 verses in the OT!) and a New Testament reading. This gives both a variety and continuity. Many events in the Old Testament portray God in His sovereignty and justice. Balancing this with His revealed love we see through Jesus gives us a full picture of His character balanced with justice and love, righteousness and compassion, truth and grace.

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Jan 12, 2022

Godprints - 10 Minute Devotions

These fun daily devotions for adults or youth are perfect for busy lives wanting to stay focused on God. Let everyday objects point you to Godprints all around & connect you with His Word.

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Jan 03, 2022

A New Year - Don't Leave Christmas Behind!

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!

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Dec 28, 2021

A Bible Story Lesson for a New Year - Simeon & Anna

A Bible story lesson that will take us into a New Year focusing on God's faithfulness. May this New Year's Bible lesson remind us when circumstances cause us to doubt, may our eyes turn to the Father in Heaven like Simeon and Anna and find hope in Christ!

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Dec 16, 2021

A Christmas Object Lesson - Jingle Bells & Joy!

Use jingle bells to teach a Christmas object lesson of how our joy comes from within. Life may shake us up, but if we have Jesus in our hearts, we can hear His song of joy!

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Dec 16, 2021

Waiting for Christmas

One of the longest waits is the nine months of pregnancy. There is nothing to be done to hurry it along, but in that time of waiting - there is much taking place!

Waiting is not idle; it is not empty. Much is accomplished in the wait and the outcome is so worth it!

"Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God's eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord's commandments and regulations."

BUT

"They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they both were very old."

"But the angel said, "Don't be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John."

"for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord."

God gave more than was expected, but all hinged on His perfect timing.

We can know God is at work even in the wait!

The full story of Zechariah & Elizabeth is found in the Gospel of Luke chapter 1 and is but one of the Bible stories of those who were a part of that very first Christmas.

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Dec 10, 2021

DIY Christian Christmas Ornament - Salvation Nail

Make a Christian Christmas ornament this year that shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ! This DIY Salvation Nail includes simple instructions & printable Gospel message poem!

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Dec 09, 2021

5 Free Christmas Bible Study Lessons

Discover the wonder of the Christmas story again through the eyes of those who were there. Five interactive Christmas Bible study lessons with activities for kids, youth & adults take a fresh look at the shepherds, wisemen, innkeeper & others!

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Dec 07, 2021

New Exciting Bible Games!

Looking for that special Christmas gift? These new Bible games are now available & perfect for your family or church game closet! These are great fun and also spur Bible conversations for small groups!

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Dec 06, 2021

The Candy Cane Story - An Object Lesson

The Candy Cane Story creates a perfect Christmas object lesson! Share how the Legend of the Candy Cane tells how the 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 02, 2021

Family Christmas Traditions - Keeping Christ in CHRISTmas

Family Christmas traditions passed along through the generations give children as well as adults special memories and a sense of roots & belonging. Use these to also teach your children the true reason for the season and share the Good News with others.

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Nov 30, 2021

Christian CHRISTmas Countdown

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!

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Nov 22, 2021

Christian Thanksgiving Bible Lessons & Ideas for Church & Family

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

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Nov 18, 2021

New Christian Game - Bible Animals - Click, Clack, Match

This Christian game reminds me of the game of Yahtzee. Played with dice, you roll to try to match the animals on the cards to earn points! A fun way to connect Bible animals to introduce or review Bible stories!

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Nov 12, 2021

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving is almost here! And as the preparations are beginning, it's the perfect time for the kids to participate in the holiday fun making crafts and DIY games with these free Thanksgiving printables!

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Nov 09, 2021

A Christian Game of Bible Stories

Emoji Bible Stories is a fun Christian game with 24 popular stories from the Bible to learn or review. With four different playing options & other educational uses, it's a great addition to the family or church game collection or homeschool Bible curriculum!

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Nov 08, 2021

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 04, 2021

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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Nov 01, 2021

A Bible Board Game On Missions

A new, fun way to teach missions! This Bible Board game is great for older kids & teens with its focus on Acts 1:8. It's a game of strategy & cooperation; build the game board as you go collecting needed resources for your mission destination!

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Oct 29, 2021

Christian Halloween Alternatives - Shine for Jesus!

October 31st is still a day that the LORD has made! These Christian Halloween alternatives create fun and glorify Jesus - the Pumpkin Gospel object lesson, free witnessing tracts & more! Let's shine His Light!

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Oct 22, 2021

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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Oct 11, 2021

An Object Lesson for Kids - Basketball

Use the game of basketball as an object lesson for kids, teens & adults! Help them see how to aim for the most important goal in life - knowing Jesus through salvation! Great for Upward, Awana, Youth, etc.

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Oct 05, 2021

5 Fun Fall Activities - Meaningful & Memorable!

Try these Scripture based Fall activities to add a little fun & Bible learning to your time with family, church groups or neighbors! Celebrate Jesus every season!

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Sep 20, 2021

Bible Heroes Lesson - Peter

True Bible heroes teach us more about God & ourselves. This Bible lesson for kids or youth uses Spiderman to introduce Peter and how God never gives up on us!

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Sep 17, 2021

Mystery Dinner Menu Using Scriptures

Have fun with your family, church or youth group with this Mystery Dinner Menu including Scripture references to Bible verses holding the mystery of each menu item!

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Sep 15, 2021

Armor of God Object Lesson - Football!

It's football season!!! Football uniforms make an excellent armor of God object lesson to teach the pieces of the armor found in Ephesians 6! Free Bible lesson plan!

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Aug 27, 2021

Object Lessons - Putting on Christ!

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

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Aug 25, 2021

Object Lesson - A Backpack of Worries

Whether going back to school or facing a normal day of life, kids & youth have worries just like us adults. Use a backpack to teach an object lesson on trusting God with our worries. Includes a Bible game and free printable activities too!

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Aug 24, 2021

Bible Hero Lesson - Moses

Use super hero, Batman, to introduce a true Bible Hero! Moses was an ordinary guy God enabled to become a hero. He didn't have to do it alone though; God gave him help!

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Aug 10, 2021

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 21, 2021

The Hummingbird Story - Small Matters

The hummingbird story is a parable from the Quechen people of South America. It reminds us to do what we can no matter how small we may think it is. Small matters and becomes big in the hands of God.

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Jul 09, 2021

Object Lesson - Zoom In & See God!

This Bible object lesson uses a magnifying glass and/or binoculars to demonstrate how when we "Zoom In" on God, we are encouraged & also help others see how amazing He is!

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Jul 08, 2021

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 24, 2021

Sword of the Spirit Bible Lesson - Armor of God

The Sword of the Spirit is both a defensive & offensive weapon. This Armor of God Bible study lesson teaches kids & youth how to wield God's Word as they learn to stand firm in Jesus. Fun Bible activities & games included & all free!

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Jun 18, 2021

Free Vacation Bible School Lessons & Ideas

Discover creative FREE Vacation Bible School lessons & ideas including crafts, games, object lessons, and more to add to your VBS curriculum or find free themed lessons to develop your own VBS!

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Jun 15, 2021

A Bible Object Lesson for Adults

Do you prefer sweet or salty? This object lesson takes a looks at how God is good all the time and can even use the saltiness of difficulties to enhance our life.

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Jun 14, 2021

Bible Object Lesson - Sweet & Salty

Taste and see that God is good! This Bible object lesson uses a blind taste test to demonstrate how even in difficult times, God has purpose & is at work for good!

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Jun 11, 2021

I Am Incredible - Free Bible Lesson on Identity

"I am Created" - I am incredible because God created me in His image! Includes Bible verses from Psalm 139, Genesis & John with an object lesson & game!

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May 19, 2021

How to Share the Gospel Tools - Equipping Kids, Youth & Adults

Six new creative ways how to share the Gospel can equip kids, youth & adults to confidently share their faith through conversation starters, object lessons & origami!

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May 08, 2021

Invisible Mom - "The Invisible Woman" Monologue

Have you ever felt like an invisible mom? Be encouraged by this uplifting story, "The Invisible Woman," that can be used as a women's ministry monologue or skit. Ladies, we are building temples! Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

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May 03, 2021

Christian Object Lesson for Adults - Cake & Romans 8:28

Need a quick object talk for adults? The ingredients of a cake can illustrate how God can use the good & bad in our lives for His good purpose! Christian object lesson devotions help us see God in the daily all around us!

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Apr 21, 2021

God the Potter & the Clay - Bible Lessons for Adults

Learn how valued you are by God and His purpose for your life through these Bible lessons of God the Potter & the clay. Includes object lesson applications using Scripture.

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Apr 19, 2021

A Bible Object Lesson for Adults - Why a Cup?

A Bible object lesson for adults on purpose from an everyday cup will stick with us during our hectic day reminding us of the truth of God's Word.

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Mar 29, 2021

Countdown to Easter Bible Study Lessons

Countdown to Easter (free Ebook) with 10 creative & interactive Easter Bible study lessons for family or small group! Use for personal adult Bible study, then turn around & teach these truths to your kids!

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Mar 29, 2021

Christian Easter Games - Fun for Family or Church!

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!

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Mar 25, 2021

The Gospel Egg - Filled with the Easter Story

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!

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Mar 24, 2021

A Gospel Scavenger Hunt

One of our readers wrote to us asking for a scavenger hunt to use with her niece that would introduce her to God's love and how to love others. What a great idea!

It's one thing for kids or youth to sit and listen to a sermon or lesson, but another for them to be actively engaged and having fun while learning important truths about God's love for us!

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