Creative Bible Lessons in Job

Creative Bible Lessons in Job

Creative Bible Lessons in Job

If your students have ever heard the story of Job, they are likely to remember one thing—suffering. (Well, they might remember a pile of cow dung, but they’re teenagers!) While suffering is a prevalent theme in Job, the stories inside this book also provide readers with truth and wisdom about a just and loving God who walks with us in the midst of an unjust world. Every human being—Christ follower or not—has asked, “Why does God allow suffering?” We all know that there are no easy answers to that question. But as you take the book and story of Job piece by piece, you’ll be able to guide students towards a better understanding of this God who can be so difficult to comprehend. Through the twelve sessions, you’ll help your students face some of the tougher issues of life, like: • The relationship between sin and suffering • How to be a friend to those who are suffering (and how not to be!) • Why don’t the wicked suffer? • How to survive suffering (and let God be God) In the tradition of the best selling Creative Bible Lessons series, CBL in Job presents each session in sections to help you move your students through a sequence of engagement, reflection, learning, and application. Including preparation for leaders, materials lists, discussion starters, scripture lessons, and activities to help personalize the learning, you’ll find that any youth worker can use this book to effectively guide students toward the important lessons from Job.

Creative Bible Lessons on the Prophets

Creative Bible Lessons on the Prophets

Creative Bible Lessons on the Prophets

12 insightful sessions on the prophets--for youth workers, small group leaders, and Sunday school teachersThese 12 insightful sessions delve into the lives and missions of Old Testament prophets in ways that will pique kids’ interest and imagination. Students will learn about ordinary individuals with evergreen, extraordinary messages about faithfulness, idolatry, self-centeredness, integrity, passionate faith, knowledge of God, a just society, and God’s mighty hand in the history of all humankind.The prophets offer 2 indispensable gifts to teenagers--a window into the heart and mind of God, and a recurring reminder that human beings matter immeasurably to God. The prophets talk to God and to people. But best of all God responds. He speaks to people--and to teenagers--today.

Creative Bible Lessons in Romans

Creative Bible Lessons in Romans

Creative Bible Lessons in Romans

Think of it as a lean, mean Bible doctrine course--without the lecture. But with lots of options, videos, music, and drama. And small group work. And reproducible, interactive worksheets with eye-catching designs and soul-searching content. (Like, what else do you expect from St. Paul when he sits down to write the meatiest book of doctrine in the Bible?) in the 12 clear, complete sessions of Creative Bible Lessons in Romans. Author Chap Clark guides kids (and you) through the Big Ideas in this first-century letter to Christians trying their darndest to live godly lives in an ungodly culture. (Sound familiar?) From the not-so-savory picture the apostle paints of humankind in the opening chapters. . .through his celebration of grace and acceptance in midbook. . .to his tightly reasoned argument that love should fuel a Christian's decisions and relationships--here are topics made to order for teenagers living at the turn of the 21st century. Teach your way through Romans with these read-to-go sessions. Or scavenge whatever you want of the creative scripts, handouts, and other options to customize lessons of your own. Any way you use it, Creative Bible Lessons in Romans is your no-doze ticket to solid Bible doctrine.12 lessons.

Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament

Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament

Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament

Okay, so they used mule mail instead of e-mail -- but they were still surprisingly modern men and women. With emotions, decisions, and dilemmas as raw and real as the students sitting in front of you every week. David and Rahab, Daniel and Ruth--even with their rough edges, they passionately loved Jehovah in a way today's adolescents can understand and emulate. Here are 12 Old Testament character studies, including-- Believe it or not -Abraham: Living by faith is not for wimps - Faith overcomes a fast past -Rahab: What you live is what you believe. Everything else is just talk. - The waiting game -Joseph: Trials and temptations can make us strong. - Benchwarmer to first string -Moses : Often God uses the least likely person to do great things. - Right woman, right place, right time -Esther : God has created each one of us for a purpose. - Keeping promises -Ruth: Commitment means more than saying the right words. - Bad days for good people -Job: Suffering may be the condition from which humans benefit the most. - The long way home -Jonah: Sometimes we simply say no to God. -- And to help you teach the lesson are clips from easy-to-get videos . . . games for mixing and games that teach . . . in-depth, ready-to-use questions guaranteed to spark small-group discussion . . . original role plays, scripts, dilemmas faced by these ancient but very human believers in their Yahweh. For youth workers, Sunday school teachers, and CE directors, Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament will help your students understand that the God who offered hope and courage to ancient history-makers still does the same for teenagers today.12 lessons.

Creative Bible Teaching

Creative Bible Teaching

Creative Bible Teaching

Are you a bridge builder? Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This bridge must reach even further. The student must be able to cross both into the past and into his own future. God's Word is "living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary, relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching. Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals the following five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture. Step I: "Studying the Bible" Develop an understanding of the nature, role, study, and interpretation of the Bible. Get the help you need in preparing biblically accurate lesson plans. Step II: "Focusing the Message" Learn how to teach for student learning. Be guided in the process of translating learning theory into lesson preparation. Step III: "Structuring the Lesson" Develop a lesson plan using the HOOK, BOOK, LOOK, TOOK structure. Step IV: "Teaching the Class" Learn about the five key principles of teacher effectiveness. Discover how these principles can lead to a more dynamic and satisfying teaching experience within various age groups. Step V: "Evaluating the Results" Evaluate your own effectiveness by assessing the outcome of your teaching.

Dennis Benson s Creative Bible Studies

Dennis Benson s Creative Bible Studies

Dennis Benson s Creative Bible Studies

"401 experiences to help youth crawl inside the Scriptures"--Cover.

Rick Warren s Bible Study Methods

Rick Warren s Bible Study Methods

Rick Warren s Bible Study Methods

The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to make us like the Son of God.”—Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven® Life You were created to become like Christ. This is one of the five God-ordained purposes for your life described in The Purpose Driven® Life by Rick Warren, and it’s why studying the Bible is so important. The Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures. This easy-to-understand book shows you how to study the Bible Rick Warren’s way. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God’s Word. At least one of them is exactly what you’re looking for—an approach that’s right for you, right where you’re at. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the how-tos of the following methods: • Devotional • Chapter Summary • Character Quality • Thematic • Biographical • Topical • Word Study • Book Background • Book Survey • Chapter Analysis • Book Synthesis • Verse Analysis Thousands of individuals, small groups, churches, and seminary classes have used this practical manual to unlock the wonderful truths of Scripture. You can too. Written by America’s pastor, Rick Warren, Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods will help you develop a customized approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible.

Top 50 Bible Lessons with God s Amazing Animals

Top 50 Bible Lessons with God s Amazing Animals

Top 50 Bible Lessons with God s Amazing Animals

Top 50 Bible Lessons with God's Amazing Animals is another book in the beloved Top 50 series that uses children's interest in animals to teach them about God. As we all know, children love animals! This collection of Bible lessons covers the Creation story, the Old Testament prophets, the Psalms, and the Gospels. It also focuses on the qualities and behaviors of animals as well as animal preservation. Split into sections based on children's favorite animals, such as cats, dogs, horses, birds, fish, sheep, farm animals, and more, teachers can jump to favorite sections or work their way from beginning to end. This book provides teachers with lessons that need minimal preparation yet present sound biblical teaching combined with life application. Each lesson includes a memory verse, games, an object lesson, discussion questions, craft ideas, and of course, fascinating animal facts! 4 Key Features of Top 50 Bible Lessons with God's Amazing Animals Highly Visual. Packed with visuals and illustrations, this attractive and picture-filled book will be adored by both kids and teachers. Easy-to-Use. Clearly formatted with age-appropriate lessons, teaching tips, hands-on activities, and discussion questions, this Bible lesson requires little preparation for teachers and is fun for students! Fun and Fascinating. This lesson book is packed with a wide variety of facts about animals, conservation, animal behavior, and more. Fully Reproducible. With the push of a button, make as many copies of these Bible lessons as you need and your prep is done! Softcover, 256 pages, 8.375 x 11 inches, ISBN 9781628629637. Perfect for children ages 5-10, kids Sunday school, children's ministry, and more! Packed with 50 Incredible Bible Lessons about Animals Section topic: God Made and Cares About Animals Chapter 1-Genesis 1: 25-God makes animals Chapter 2-Genesis 2:20-God gives people the job of naming animals Chapter 3-Genesis 6:20-God saves the animals Chapter 4-Genesis 8:8-God gives hope through creation Chapter 5-Isaiah 11:6-God plans for a day when animals (and people) get along Section topic: Big Cats Chapter 6-Proverbs 26:13-God doesn't want us to be lazy Chapter 7-Amos 3:4-God warns us of danger (lion's roar) Chapter 8-Daniel 6-God protects us (lion's den) Chapter 9-Jeremiah 13:23-God made every creature and person unique Chapter 10-Revelation 5:5-God uses animals to teach us about Himself Section topic: Dogs and Wolves Chapter 11-Matthew 15:21-28-God provides for us all (dogs at the table) Chapter 12-Luke 16:19-31-God gives us comfort (dogs lick Lazarus's sores) Chapter 13-Matthew 7:15-20-God helps us prepare for dangers Chapter 14-Psalm 59:1-10-God protects us from danger Chapter 15-Proverbs 26:11-God warns us against returning to trouble ...And more! About the Series The Top 50 series aims to create top resources for children's ministries. Some are created by top authors and teachers that specialize in children's ministries. Others combine some of our best lessons from favorite RoseKidz products (previously Rainbow Publishers) into a new, updated format. Enjoy the quick and easy-to-use reproducible resources packed with lessons, activities, and crafts. Includes volunteer and child-friendly lessons that every child should know! Top 50 Creative Bible Lessons: Ages 2-5 9781584111566 Top 50 Object Lessons 9781628625042 Top 50 Science-Based Bible Lessons 9781628629606 Top 50 Instant Bible Lessons for Preschoolers 9781628624977 About the Authors Dean A. Anderson is the creator and writer of RoseKidz' popular Bill the Warthog mystery series. His work has been published in Games Magazine, several Focus on the Family magazines, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Anderson earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and served in youth ministry for more than twenty years. Mindy Anderson is a freelance writer and copy editor and has been creating Sunday school curriculum (especially snacks and crafts) since she was a teenager.