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 ...
Author: Doug Ranck
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.
This collection of lessons provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance for
reaching each of your kids with the leadership tools found in Nehemiah. Creative Bible Lessons in Job A Fresh Look at Following Jesus Doug Ranck RETAIL ...
Author: Crystal Kirgiss
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.
But as you take the book and story of Job piece by piece, you'll be able to guide
students toward a better understanding of this God who can be so difficult to
comprehend. Creative Bible Lessons in Job gives you the tools to teach the
Author: Chap Clark
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.
12 Character Studies of Surprisingly Modern Men and Women Laurie Polich. Job
42:10-16 18. What happened to Job in the end? Job 42:1-6 19. How did his
perspective change in the process? 20. What does all this teach you about your ...
Author: Laurie Polich
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.
Author: Lawrence O. RichardsPublish On: 1998-03-01
Parables are to be taken as stories with a meaning or moral, not necessarily
historical accuracy. A second example of the need to interpret and teach the Scripture in light of its literary genres is that of Job. Job is a kind of historic poetry.
Author: Lawrence O. Richards
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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.
TREE: I think it should be obvious that I am hard at work. (Pompously) I'm bearing
fruit. Now, since it's very strenuous work, if you'll excuse me, I'm very busy. (
FLOWER and SUN pause for a minute, then look at each other and break into
Author: Tim McLaughlin
Grace, growth, freedom, and faith are the themes of these 12 dynamic lessons based on the letters from Paul to the Christians in Galatia and Philippi. As the next volume in the popular Creative Bible Lessons series, Creative Bible Lessons in Galatians & Philippians comes power-packed with the teachings of Paul. Six lessons from each book will guide you and your students through many of the Gospel’s central truths, including:Liberation from the religious "rules and regulations" corralReconnecting with true freedom in ChristThe purpose of the law and moral boundariesHumility and friendshipSetting an example for othersJoy in spite of circumstancesTo help you teach each lesson are clips from easy-to-get videos . . . games for mixing and games with a purpose . . . in-depth, ready-to-use questions for small-group discussions . . . original role plays, scripts, and spontaneous melodramas--plus a lot of other activities to choose from that give your students not only an occasional laugh, but also a taste of the extravagant grace of God as well as the kind of joy that literally overflows all over the place.
8 c r e a t i v e b i b l e l e s s o n s i n G E N E S I S nor could it be stopped by the
wickedness of any man. ... The Nelson Impact Bible Study notes that in ancient
Hebrew culture, the job of keeping a common pot for food was the responsibility
Author: Hoon Kim
Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the work previously done with other studies in the series. What makes this volume different is that it is sensitive to the influence of postmodernism on today’s culture and values, it complements the widespread use of multimedia, and is experiential in approach. With a desire to be relevant, it does not scan Scripture, but intends to be scripturally thorough and accurate, with an understanding that the power of the studies is ultimately found in the biblical text. Because much of what is understood to be "truth" today is arrived to by subjective interpretation, there is a strong but subtle element in the studies that highlights the Imago Dei (image of God) in man. The blueprint of the Trinitarian God in man is, perhaps, the sturdiest bridge between postmodern "experiencisms" and ultimate truth and reality. In order to emphasize these elements, Bible studies include projection games, helps, and visuals. Also, many of the studies are highlighted by a participation which attempts to be close to the text account. There are small group and large group elements that have been developed with the technologically savvy student in mind.Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the lives of various individuals in Genesis. In a world where communication is less face-to-face and more screen to screen, family breakdowns are the norm rather than the exception, and role models often communicate debatable values, an anchor for life can only be found in the God, who does not change. Human nature can only be satisfactorily understood through the image of God in man, and that all behavior, desires, and actions people take are ultimate acts of worship, and desire for God. The return to the Imago Dei in man is the clearest way to present absolute truth to a relative society in that it is able to posit a valid argument for God and faith from an intellectual and logic platform, as well as from a subjective/emotional/experiential platform.
6 c r e a t i v e b i b l e l e s s o n s i n E z e k i e l • Going back to our game, which
person had an easier time of getting ... Make sure you summarize people's
answers, emphasizing that the guide's job is to make sure that the person he or
she is ...
Author: Anna Aven Howard
Most people avoid teaching from Ezekiel. Not only is it a book full of strange and (sometimes) disturbing imagery, but it also presents a vivid depiction of a God that won’t fit neatly into the categories we typically have in mind for him. It’s because of these reasons that Ezekiel is an important book to study. But don’t be afraid. Creative Bible Lessons in Ezekiel makes it a little easier to bring this bizarre and often confusing book to your students. Following the history of the bestselling Creative Bible Lessons series, this book introduces some new elements into your teaching. Because Ezekiel is so unfamiliar to many people, there is extensive background for leaders, including research from several commentaries and other books. There’s enough information there for you to understand the passage enough to be able to teach it confidently. In addition to the background, you’ll find a combination of illustrations, activities, movie clips, and song suggestions to help bring the passage to life. Each section ends with a journaling exercise for your students to make the passage personal. Since many adults steer clear of this imaginative book of the Bible, this resource will not only help you teach your students—you’ll learn something yourself! Help your students uncover this book, and lead them closer to the God of Ezekiel—the God who surprises us frequently and loves us completely.
... for college Leaving home Leaving my friends Getting a good job Finding a
spouse Losing a loved one Getting old Dying 2 0 c r e a t i v e b i b l e l e s s o n s i n r e v e l a t i o n From Creative Bible Lessons
in Revelation by Randy Southern.
Author: Randy Southern
Was the book of Revelation penned by the crazy uncle in the family of Bible writers?You try to convince yourself that the apostle john is just another New Testament writer–kindly, gentle, loving. You know...normal.But he’s just so weird! Most of the time you have no idea what John is talking about in his revelation. When you must interact with his wild, otherworldly book, you escape as soon as you can to familiar, saner Bible texts. Like Matthew’s Gospel or one of Paul’s letters–after all, they straight-up tell you what Jesus did and what you should do!Yet Creative Bible Lessons in Revelation will quickly convince you and your students that St. John wasn’t so much a crazy guy as he was a visionary, inspirational, and worshipful guy! And you don’t have to subscribe to any pre- or post-eschatology theory in order to learn all sorts of good stuff from the apostle.So while these 12 sessions–complete and ready-to-teach–won’t help your students identify who the antichrist is or give them the coordinates of Armageddon’s opening salvos, they will, however, acquaint your youth group with the mysterious nature of Revelation, then demonstrate how these apocalyptic principles actually provide practical application for us today.Here’s what’s inside every session:-Detailed overviews for clear, convenient prepping.-Intriguing activities and games-with-a-point that introduce that session’s topic.-Hardcore Bible studies and provocative questions that trigger dialogue in both large and small groups.-Application exercises that translate John’s visions into practical, attainable actions and attitudes for students’ daily lives.Plus, you’ll get these bonuses:-Let’s Get Theological–lite intros to the various interpretations of the reactions to the events Revelation predicts-More More More–helpful supplements to activities and discussions-Worthy of Worship–top-drawer suggestions for turning ordinary youth meetings into extraordinary times of praising God.Questions about the future lurk in everyone’s minds–especially in the minds of teenagers. Now is your chance to explore the book of Revelation with your students–to glimpse at the never-ending worship to come, to grab hold of God’s promises and his mercy, and to bring some ease to troubled hearts.
Everyday youth are criticized andput down at school,work, play, and more. They
need ahaven from the crueltyofthe world—a place where they can wonder and
ask, without a hint of ridicule. Even without externalridicule, youth continually feel
Author: Karen Dockrey
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
With Jesus as a guide, The Youth Worker's Guide to Creative Bible Study demonstrates tried and true methods for guiding youth to read their Bibles, discover Bible facts, understand Bible meaning and then live Bible truth.
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the job and explain why it attracted him or her . Ask : • Is work satisfaction
Be sure the objects aren't visible through the pillowcases. To begin say
something like— Today we're going to create marketing campaigns for some new
products that will be out soon. It will be your job to sell the product based on how
great it ...
Author: Tim Baker
Written for real teenagers who live very real lives. The Psalms, in all their glory--and anguish--are brought to life for your students through 12 spirited and interactive lessons. Adjustable to any size group. 12 lessons.
12 Lessons to Help Your Students Know What They Believe Andrew A. Hedges.
It's been a long time coming, you know? I mean, we've done a great job of
meeting students where they are and learning their points of view. As youth
Author: Andrew A. Hedges
As a youth worker you have certainly spent much of your time addressing the current issues facing teens, but have you stopped to think about what may be behind students’ behavior? Many of the not-so-wise choices students make are the result of a confused worldview that comes from uncertainty about who God is. It’s easy for students to dismiss the truth when they learn from the world that all truth is relative. Creative Bible Lessons: Essential Theology uses a conversational approach to give students a theological foundation to better understand God and his purpose for how to live their lives. Throughout the twelve sessions of this study students will— • learn how creation provides evidence of God’s existence. • look at how God has chosen to reveal himself through his Word. • learn to live lives that reflect God’s love for them. • understand their need for God’s direction. • commit to following God’s will as they make life decisions. • discover how God’s invitation to enter his kingdom affects the direction of their lives. • examine where they are with God on a personal level. Following in the tradition of the bestselling Creative Bible Lessons series, you’ll find audio, visual, and hands-on activities to engage your students in the pursuit of theology. And because every student learns differently, each lesson includes options to help you reach your particular group of students, whether they learn best from imaginative, analytic, common sense, or dynamic teaching styles. With all these tools at your disposal you are guaranteed to get your students fired-up for seeking God and his plan for them.
In this study , the youth will create a career map and discuss vocations . BIBLE STUDY 1 . Read the text . Give each person a page from a recent newspaper . 2 .
Ask the youth to carefully explore every item on the subject of jobs or economic ...
Author: Dennis C. Benson
Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated
"401 experiences to help youth crawl inside the Scriptures"--Cover.
Creative Bible Study Methods. Moody Press, 1976 Brooks, Keith L. Basic Bible Study for New Christians. Moody Press, 1985 ______. The Summarized ...
Moody Press, 1972 Job, John B., ed. How to Study the Bible. InterVarsity Press,
Author: Rick Warren
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.
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.
Author: Dean Anderson
Publisher: Rose Publishing (CA)
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.
Discipleship Journal's Best Bible Study Methods (NavPress, 2002). This is a
collection of thirty-two creative ways to explore Scripture that will help you enjoy
studying God's Word more. Hendricks, Howard, and William Hendricks. Living by
Author: The Navigators
Publisher: Tyndale House
Why? Relationships. Health. Work. Where have you encountered suffering? Wherever it is, Job knows how you feel. He experienced grief at every level. When we stumble into hardship, the first question we often ask is Why? And while spotting sorrow is easy, escaping it is hard. Suffering is a mystery—an invitation to explore and to listen. Job shows us how. You won’t find sophisticated explanations, easy prescriptions, or simple solutions. But you will find company in his wrestling and struggle. And as you follow his journey, may you also encounter his peace. LifeChange LifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again. Features Cover the book of Job in 13 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bible’s historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional projects Find the flexibility to fit the time you have
Marketplace theology expert R. Paul Stevens revisits more than twenty biblical accounts -- from Genesis to Revelation -- exploring through them the theological meaning of every sort of work, manual or intellectual, domestic or commercial. - ...
Author: R. Paul Stevens
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Marketplace theology expert R. Paul Stevens revisits more than twenty biblical accounts -- from Genesis to Revelation -- exploring through them the theological meaning of every sort of work, manual or intellectual, domestic or commercial. --from publisher description.
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its teachings . ( See Resources for suggestions . ) Although you may not use all
the information directly in your work with children , Bible study will enrich your life
Use your creativity . We are going to talk about checking the heart . You might
bring some kind of electrical meter to class ( an electrician's volt meter would work ) . Explain that we don't have an electrocardiograph machine , but ask , “ If