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.
Creative Bible Lessons in Job A Fresh Look at Following Jesus Doug Ranck RETAIL $14.99 ISBN 0-310-27219-X “Why does God allow suffering?” We all know that there are no easy answers to that question.
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.
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. Although the Bible presents Job as a real person, the intent of Job is not to be a ...
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.
Just what small group leaders need to get their youth started in a meaningful discussion.
Author: Laurie Polich
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Just what small group leaders need to get their youth started in a meaningful discussion. This flexible and adaptable resource for youth workers contains 600 questions including 50 complete Bible studies specifically designed to help groups get acquainted, get deep, get spiritual, get into topics, and get into the Word. Leader’s hints, exercise options, and fun, helpful tips are included.Features include: * 600 ready-to-go small group questions for equipping small group leaders* Perfect for youth workers, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, student leaders, or volunteers* Leader’s hints, exercise options, fun and helpful tips* Flexible and adaptable--ideal for both junior high and high school groups
Older students who have filled out jobapplications or are deciding on a career will likethisBible studymethod. Guide themto writea job description basedonthepassage youare studying: Develop a job description fora Christian at yourschool ...
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.
Likewise, each person in our group has something unique and of great benefit to contribute to the work we do for God. Consider your part in making sure that, like Nehemiah, you include everyone. 1. Should one person do all the work?
Author: Andrew A. Hedges
We may think of them as the leaders of tomorrow, but the kids you minister to are already leaders—they’re the leaders of today. In hallways, on playing fields, and in their own homes, students are influencing the lives that surround them.Nehemiah is one of the Bible’s most powerful examples of what a godly leader looks like. This newest collection of Creative Bible Lessons helps your students connect with this ancient figure in a way that is both engaging and relevant.Each session focuses on one chapter of the Old Testament book by using activities that emphasize four different learning styles—thereby ensuring that your students hear what they need to hear in ways they need to hear it. The session titles include:A Leader Passionately PraysA Leader Teaches TruthA Leader Walks the WalkA Leader Instills IntegrityA Leader Hungers for HolinessEach session also offers an overview, a list of things you’ll need, background information on the Nehemiah chapter, openers, plenty of questions, and application options such as games, discussion starters, and small group activities that help the meaning of Nehemiah stick in your students’ heads.Creative Bible Lessons in Nehemiah will get your students thinking about the kinds of leaders God is calling them to be and provide them with the tools to be that leader...today.
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 ...
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.
12 Ready-to-Use Bible Lessons for Your Youth Group Doug Fields. 1) Before your meeting, ... Make sure the dishes are dirty and crusted enough so the water won't do a complete cleaning job. 6) Display the dishes and allow the students to ...
Author: Doug Fields
Do you want to teach solid Biblical truth to your kids without their eyes glazing over as soon as you say "open your Bibles"? Now you can, with Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ. Veteran youth worker and Bible teacher Doug Fields has crafted 12 lively, ready-to-use lessons that actually make it fun to dig into Scripture. Fields utilizes creative learning techniques to spark your kids' interest and keep them actively involved in each lesson, including: - Learning games . . . - Hilarious handouts - Art projects anyone can do . . . Challenging simulations - Thought-provoking worksheets . . . - Skits and role-plays These techniques are built into clear, easy-to-use lessons that keep your kids active as they absorb the Biblical truth of each lesson. Fields also provides you with a brief teaching outline in each lesson that you can present to bring the message home. Best of all, these lessons are so complete, they require very little preparation time. You'll be able to build quality, creative Bible teaching into your busy schedule -- with Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ.12 lessons.
They never do that for him. In fact, it seems like they're always disappointed in him, whether it's how he's doing at school or the way he dresses or the friends he hangs with. Last night, when he got home from work, the house was empty ...
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.
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 ... Make sure you summarize people's answers, emphasizing that the guide's job is to make sure that the person he or ...
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.
... 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.
Make sure students have access to Bibles as they work through this sheet. You may even want to break them up into small groups or teams to work on it together. Give them five or 10 minutes to complete it, then go over the correct ...
Author: Len Evans
This newest installment of the bestselling Creative Bible Lessons series provides practical faith-sustaining principles for Christian teenagers from every walk of life. These “pastoral epistles,” written by the Apostle Paul at the end of his life, give sound instruction on how to lead the young church in a world of oppression, danger, and difficulty. In twelve chapters this book covers leadership, worship, getting in shape, walking the talk, knowing your enemy, money, overcoming opposition, and the Bible.
[other color] GOOD JOB . ... [white] WHEN I CONSIDER YOUR HEAVENS , THE WORK OF YOUR FINGERS , THE MOON AND THE STARS, WHICH YOU HAVE SET IN PLACE , • [yellow] WHAT IS MAN THAT YOU ... From Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis by Hoon Kim.
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.
SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE JOB - AS A CHRISTIAN Young people of today will find it extremely helpful to hear from caring adults about how to select a career , find employment — and then do their job with a Christian mindset .
Author: Youth Specialities
Nearly 200 ready-to-use ideas for hard-hitting Bible lessons and relevant worship services for teenagers! - Bible Study Meetings . . . Techniques and approaches for making any Bible lesson -- topical or scriptural -- appealing to unchurched teenagers as well as to preachers' kids. - Creative Bible Lessons . . . 'Martha and Mary Malpractice' (page 67), 'Noah and the Ark I. Q. Test' (page 43), and 70 more very different, very fun, and very solid Bible lessons. - Theme Lessons . . . Build an entire lesson on a specific theme. Try 'Feet Meeting' (page 118) -- foot games followed by a lesson on the symbolic importance of washing each other's feet. You aren't into feet? Okay, what about the hands of Jesus? Or the light versus darkness? They're all here! - Bible Games . . . These won't speed your kids into seminary, but they certainly go a long way toward making the Bible interesting to your students -- and fun, too! - Worship Services . . . Some are informal, others have a liturgical feel -- and all are innovative. Here are the ideas for communion, confession, music, prayer, and Scripture reading. And More . . . Full lessons (all the components are here, from opening mixers to closing prayers), board games (with reproducible game 'boards'), and ideas for using guest speakers and special projects. Whether you're a youth worker or a recreation director at a church, school, club, or camp -- Creative Meetings, Bible Lessons, and Worship Ideas is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.
COMMON SENSE LEARNER Common Sense Learners like to play with ideas to see if they are rational and workable. These students want to test theory in the real world, to apply what has been learned. They love to get the job done.
Author: Andrew A. Hedges
The Trinity can be one of the most difficult ideas in the Bible to understand. How can our God be made up of three different people? Andrew Hedges answers this question in Creative Bible Lessons on the Trinity, an in-depth guide perfect for small groups and student discussions. Divided into three sections, one for each aspect of the Trinity, this book presents students with a clear understanding of the role each part plays. Biblical evidence is supplemented with discussion questions so your small group can talk about how they see the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work in their own lives. Creative Bible Lessons on the Trinity also includes a guide to identifying and working with different learning styles, so you can connect effectively with each of the students in your small group. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to effectively teach your students to incorporate what they learn about the Trinity into their day-to-day lives.
The text Gather a tape recorder , notes that the two craftsmen work . It has only cassette tape and micro- been in the past ... In this study , the youth will create a career map and discuss vocations . BIBLE STUDY 1. Read the text .
Author: Dennis C. Benson
Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated
"401 experiences to help youth crawl inside the Scriptures"--Cover.
teachers rabbis , priests , and ministers , Bible - study class teachers , and so on . ... I wrote those in my twenties , and I have to say 76 AUNT BESSIE's How to SURVIVE A Day JOB WHILE PURSUING THE CREATIVE LIFE.
Author: Joel Eisenberg
Publisher: Topos Books
Clive Barker, Tom Cruise, Larry Hagman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Brad Meltzer, Sir Ian McKellen, Carolyn See, Stuart Woods and many others describe their humorous and frequently touching journeys to success. This motivational volume is hosted by the ever-controversial 'Aunt Bessie, ' who some refer to as a dangerous cross between Eminem and Ann Landers.