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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 18, 2021

The Teacup Story - God's Design

Told from the viewpoint of a teacup as the potter creates it, this teacup story will help you understand how God truly has a design planned for your life!

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Jan 16, 2021

What Is An Object Lesson & How to Use Them

What is an object lesson? Learn how to write & design your own object lesson. Here are five simple steps for using everyday objects to teach Bible lessons for kids, youth & adults!

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Jan 15, 2021

A Youth Bible Lesson on Lamentations - When We Are Sad

The book of Lamentations is called a song of sorrows. This youth Bible lesson teaches how when we are sad, God invites us to come to Him. Adaptable for both teens or children as well as adults.

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Jan 04, 2021

Object Lesson on Self Worth

Use a twenty dollar bill to demonstrate in this object lesson on self worth that although sin is damaging, it does not lessen our worth to God or His offer of forgiveness through Jesus!

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Dec 28, 2020

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 16, 2020

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 14, 2020

Christmas Bible Study Lessons - Free!

Discover the wonder of the Christmas story again through these 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 01, 2020

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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Nov 27, 2020

The Bethlehem Box from Artza

Bring the tastes, smells and scenes of Bethlehem into your home or as a gift to others with a subscription box from Artza! Items are handpicked from the Holy Land & sent to your doorstep.

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Nov 24, 2020

An Attitude of Gratitude for our Families & Church

Looking for some last minute ideas to help your small group or family develop an attitude of gratitude?

This year has been difficult & overwhelming, but God in His goodness has still given us so many good gifts for which we can be thankful. Really the Bible instructs us to be thankful in everything.

"in everything give thanks: for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." . 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Be creative by using Thanksgiving games, object lessons, crafts, or even a Mystery Dinner ...

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Nov 17, 2020

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 12, 2020

Purposeful Bible Games

Just in time for Christmas, here are four Bible games with purpose!

These four new Bible games would be great additions to any classroom, family game closet, or Christmas list. The card games are the perfect size for a unique and purposeful stocking stuffer for Christmas!

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Nov 10, 2020

A Godprints Devotional - Reflecting Hope

As the sun rises each day, so does hope! Meditate on how God points us each day to see & be His reflection of hope in this Godprints object lesson devotional.

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Nov 06, 2020

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 19, 2020

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 01, 2020

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 21, 2020

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 15, 2020

Christian Video Clips for Bible lessons or Devotions

Use this source of Christian video clips as a creative way to enhance Bible study lessons or devotions.

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Aug 24, 2020

Bible Object Lessons for Adults

When connected to God's Word, objects in God's world can remind us of His truth! These Bible object lessons for adults or youth are created to do just that!

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Aug 03, 2020

A Little Lagniappe from Louisiana!

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!

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Jul 08, 2020

Themed Kid Snacks with Bible Lessons

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!

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Jun 30, 2020

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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Jun 09, 2020

Bible Lessons for Adults

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!

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Jun 08, 2020

Bible Lesson for Kids - Small is Big

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.

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May 27, 2020

Origami Object Lesson - Trust God's Plan

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.

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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 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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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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Aug 31, 2019

Armor of God Object Lesson

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 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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