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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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Jun 27, 2022

Best Christian Books for Teens - Fiction & Nonfiction

Impart Biblical principles, Christian morals & good mental health aids to teens using Christian books! Try these recommendations for the best Christian books for teens from a mom of four and Christian librarian.

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Jun 21, 2022

How to Share the Gospel - 6 New Creative Tools!

These six new creative ideas on 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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Jun 17, 2022

Ideas for Prayer Meetings

Creative ideas for prayer meetings will "liven up" prayer time whether it's for weekly church prayer meetings, family prayer time, or special prayer groups.

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Jun 07, 2022

Daily Devotions for Women

These free interactive daily devotions for women connect God's Word with God's world all around us. From your kitchen to your garden, from your desk to your car, these will stick with you beyond your quiet time.

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Jun 03, 2022

Bible Heroes Lesson - Samson - Big Purpose!

Use Marvel super heroes to introduce real Bible heroes! This Bible lesson uses the Hulk to introduce Samson & God's call on his life for a special purpose. Great for kids & youth!

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May 31, 2022

Mary and Martha Object Lesson - Sweet or Salty?

Using sugar and salt is a fun way to involve students in a Mary and Martha object lesson that looks at the uniqueness of these two sisters & the lessons Jesus teaches.

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May 19, 2022

Incredible Me! - Identity Bible Lessons for Kids

Kids need to know they matter! This series of free Bible lessons for Kids - "Incredible Me!" will help them understand they have been created unique & special and God has a plan for them!

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May 18, 2022

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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May 07, 2022

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 04, 2022

Free VBS Themes & Lessons

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!

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Apr 14, 2022

Resurrection Rolls for Easter

Make Resurrection rolls as a quick and fun Easter lesson or activity with family or kids in your Sunday School class! Super easy and much quicker option to making Resurrection cookies. These are also nut free.

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Apr 13, 2022

Easter Symbols Pointing to Jesus

Turn commercialism around and use the Easter symbols displayed on shelves to share Jesus with our kids & others around us! These can be used as short Bible study lessons, family devotions, or children's sermons! Even includes ideas for Easter baskets!

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Apr 11, 2022

12 Christian Easter Object Lessons!

Easter eggs, candy & colors can all be used to teach wonderful Christian Easter object lessons celebrating Jesus & His resurrection! Great Easter Bible lessons for church & family!

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Apr 09, 2022

Easter Scavenger Hunt with Scriptures

With or without eggs this free printable Easter scavenger hunt is 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!

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Apr 09, 2022

Christian Easter Egg Hunt Ideas - Share Jesus!

Planning an Easter egg hunt at church or home? Add faith-filled fun with these Christian Easter egg hunt ideas to share the Gospel with kids, youth & adults! Object lessons, games & more!

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Apr 06, 2022

Easter Craft - A Gospel Egg

As our kids were growing up, we created a "Gospel Egg" - a single resurrection egg or "Promise Egg" to share the gospel story and true meaning of Easter rather than a regular "golden" or surprise egg. This was before the days we were able to purchase or knew about making resurrection eggs, which I am so thankful are popular today!

These are fun to make with your Sunday school class or Awana kids too; even preschoolers will enjoy this Easter activity! This way each child can take one home and share the Gospel story with their friends and family! Make sure to print out the Scriptures - John 3:16-18 to fold up and place in each egg!

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Apr 04, 2022

Countdown to Easter Bible Study Lessons

Countdown to Easter (free Ebook) with 10 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 25, 2022

Bible Story of Easter - Interactive for Kids

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.

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Mar 23, 2022

Prayer Object Lesson for Kids, Teens & Adults

Prayer is a lot like breathing; it's essential to our spiritual life! This simple prayer object lesson takes a look at the similarities between prayer and breathing. It is so important to remain in constant communication with God throughout our day; it makes a difference!

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Mar 17, 2022

Legend of Three Trees - a Story for Easter

This story of three trees teaches God's plans are bigger & better than our dreams! The Legend of Three Trees with Scripture makes a great Bible lesson for Easter or any time for all ages!

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Mar 16, 2022

5 Healthy Mind Tips

Good mental health is important! The Bible gives us practical instruction to help us keep a healthy mind. Here are 5 simple ways to practice keeping our focus on Jesus to renew our minds as well as our hearts.

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Mar 14, 2022

Why Take Time for Devotions?

Do you need a spiritual telescope to help you keep your focus on the eternal throughout your busy day? Try taking a few minutes every day (maybe even three times a day!) to snack on tidbits of the Good News with daily Bible devotions. I promise it won't make you gain weight! (well, maybe "spiritual" weight and that's a positive thing!)

Take A Look at Daniel

Daniel (remember- the guy in the lion's den?) He knew how to really listen to God throughout the day. Daniel 6:10 says: "But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God."

Three times a day, Daniel paused to pray and give thanks to God. He was focused on God and listening; that's what a Bible devotion is designed to help us do. They're short, concise and don't take long to read, but they give us a thought from Scripture that will carry us through the day with our focus on God.

Now, in Daniel 9:2: "During the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, was studying the writings of the prophets. I learned from the word of the LORD, as recorded by Jeremiah the prophet, that Jerusalem must lie desolate for seventy years."

What was he doing? Studying the writings of the prophets? That would be the Bible, right? Yes, Daniel also did some serious Bible study. We can't just live on snacks all the time. We need to take time to sit down and enjoy a full meal too.

God was able to do amazing things in the life of Daniel. Much of it was because Daniel was willing to seek God's face and take time to listen to His will. Daniel kept his focus on the eternal.

Father, please help me to be like Daniel and seek your face daily. Help me to learn to hear your voice even above the "noise" of the busyness of life and see what's really important. Thank you that You walk with me each and every day and have rescued me from the lion's den.

Read one of Daniel's prayers - Daniel 9:3-19

By the way, did you realize you just read a Bible devotion? It didn't take but a minute - but I hope the idea sticks with you all day.

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Feb 17, 2022

Bible Lesson from Hebrews 10 - Keep Holding On!

The writer of Hebrews acknowledges life can be tough! This Bible lesson brings encouragement that we are not alone! Includes a fun Bible game with a point & worship video.

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Feb 07, 2022

Valentine's Day Bible Study Lessons, Object Lessons & More!

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to teach about God's love through Bible study & object lessons, Bible verses on love, & other free Valentine cards & printables!

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Feb 02, 2022

Fun Science Object Lesson for Valentine's Day!

Teach kids about the importance of sharing God's love with others with this Christian object lesson for Valentine's Day! Very simple using a red marker & paper towel!

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Feb 01, 2022

Creative Lesson About the Bible for Kids & Youth

This fun lesson about the Bible includes object lessons & Bible activities as it focuses on 2 Timothy 3:16 pointing out the inerrancy of God's authorship and the Bible's relevance & importance to our lives.

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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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