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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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May 04, 2020

Loving Moms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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" ...

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Apr 15, 2020

Everyday Objects for Teaching

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.

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Apr 11, 2020

Easter Scavenger Hunt with Scriptures

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!

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Apr 10, 2020

Good Friday...and Beyond!

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!

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Apr 09, 2020

An Object Lesson for Easter - The Wow Factor

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.

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Apr 08, 2020

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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Apr 07, 2020

Object Lessons for Your Easter Egg Hunt!

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.

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Apr 06, 2020

A Bible Lesson for Kids on Serving

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:

Apr 03, 2020

Christian Easter Games - Fun for Family or Church!

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!

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Apr 02, 2020

Easter Eggs & Colors Object Lesson

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.

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Mar 30, 2020

Countdown to Easter Bible Study Lessons

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!

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Mar 25, 2020

Christian Devotional - Roots Digging Deeper

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.

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Mar 18, 2020

Home Church Activities for Families & Kids

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.

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Feb 22, 2020

Christian Easter Activities & Lessons for Family & Church

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!

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Feb 09, 2020

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

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.!

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Jan 05, 2020

Bible Object Lesson Using a Sponge - Times of Trouble

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!

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Dec 30, 2019

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 05, 2019

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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Nov 30, 2019

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 18, 2019

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 11, 2019

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 25, 2019

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 plus more ideas! Teach kids that God's Word contains true treasure!

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Oct 14, 2019

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 05, 2019

Christian Halloween Alternatives

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!

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Aug 31, 2019

Object Lesson of Football - The Armor of God

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!

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Aug 12, 2019

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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Jul 30, 2019

Christian Bible Devotions for All Ages

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!

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Jul 29, 2019

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 23, 2019

Make a Book Into a Bible Lesson

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!

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Jun 26, 2019

Free Bible Devotional Ebook!

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!

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May 10, 2019

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

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!

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May 08, 2019

The Bible - One Story - One Promise

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.

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Apr 23, 2019

A Book for Kids with a Bible Lesson on Forgiveness

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!

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Apr 15, 2019

Easter Resurrection Cookies & Rolls

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.

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Apr 02, 2019

Interactive Story of Easter 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 29, 2019

An Easter Quiz Game - Kids, Youth & Adults

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!

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Mar 28, 2019

Teach a Bible Lesson Using Games!

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.

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Feb 11, 2019

Christian Devotional - Bees, Butterflies & the "am-nots"

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!

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Feb 04, 2019

A Creative Prayer Life with Scriptures on Prayer

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!

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Jan 22, 2019

An Introduction for a New Year!

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.

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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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