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ART Bible Children & the

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by Joshua Olds & Barry Stebbing

Front Cover: Special Acknowledgement to Royann Archer. Though not a homeschooler, she is a homeschooling grandma who attended one of our art classes and created this wonderful image of the three wise men. Copyright ď›™ 2008 How Great Thou ART Publications Box 48, McFarlan, NC 28102


Art Bible Children & the

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Artwork by: Clare Downing Age 10 Tampa, Fl.

Note: Copying lesson pages is permissible for in-house or classroom activities.

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Table of Contents Old Testamnet The Creation (Genesis 1)……………………………………… ….4 The Creation of Eve (Genesis 2)……………………………… ….8 The First Sin (Genesis 3)………………………………………..11 Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6-9)……………………………………… ..17 The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)……………………………… ..21 Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18-19)………………………..25 Abraham’s Test (Genesis 22)………………………………… ..29 Jacob’s Dream (Genesis 28: 10-22)……………………………..34 Jacob Wrestles an Angel (Genesis 32:22-32)…………………..37 Joseph & the Coat of Many Colors (Genesis 37)……………..42 The Rise of Joseph (Genesis 39-50)………………………… ..49 Baby Moses in the Bulrushes (Exodus 1-2)…………………… ..53 Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3-4)…………………… ..57 The Ten Plagues of Egypt (Exodus 5-12)……………………..62 Moses and the Red Sea (Exodus 13-14)………………………..86 The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)………………………..90 The Golden Calf (Exodus 32)…………………………………..96 The Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 35-37)……………………..99 The Land of the Giant Grapes (Numbers 13-14)……………102 The Talking Donkey (Numbers 22-24)……………………… 105 A Line of Hope (Joshua 2)……………………………………109 The Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6)………………………………114 Samson (Judges 13-16)…………………………………………118 Ruth (Ruth 1-4)…………………………………………………122 The Birth of Samuel (1 Samuel 1-2)………………………… 127 David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)…………………………… 132 David and Jonathan Best of Friends (1 Samuel 20)…………138 Elijah and the Widow (1 Kings 17)……………………………142 A Chariot of Fire (2 Kings 2)…………………………………145 Jonah and the Big Fish (Jonah)……………………………… 150 Esther (Esther 1-10)……………………………………………156 A Fiery Furnace (Daniel 1,3)…………………………………163 God Writes on a Wall (Daniel 5)……………………………… 168 Daniel and the Lion’s Den (Daniel 6)…………………………173 Psalms………………………………………………………… 178 Proverbs………………………………………………………..183 III


Table of Contents New Testament The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)…………………………………………………….190 Birth of a Savior (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20)…………………………………………… 193 Fishers of Men (Matthew 4:18-22)…………………………………………………….198 Water into Wine (John 2:1-12)………………………………………………………201 A Demon-Possessed Man Healed (Matthew 8:28-34; Luke 8:26-39)………………….. 205 Through the Roof (Mark 2:1-12)……………………………………………………… 209 Healing a Little Girl (Matthew 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56)…………………………………….. 212 The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-25; Luke 8:4-15)…………………. 215 The Biggest Picnic (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14)……………. 219 Walking on Water (Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:15-21)…………………………. 222 The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)……………………………………………………225 Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)……………………………………………………………… 228 The Widow’s Mite (Luke 21:1-4)…………………………………………………....... 231 Taxes from a Fish (Matthew 17:24-27)………………………………………………… 233 Lazarus (John 11:1-44)………………………………………………………………… 235 Triumph (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)…………………..238 The Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23 to 23:56; John 13:1-20)….241 The Cross (Matthew 26:36 to 27:66; Mark 14:27-15:47; Luke 22:40-23:56; John 18-19)……….247 The Resurrection (Matthew 28; Luke 24:1-12; John 20)…………………………………… 253 The Ascension (Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53)…………………………………………… 256 The Great Escape (Acts 9:1-25)………………………………………………………259 The Chains Were Lifted (Acts 16:25-34)…………………………………………….. 262 Revelation (1-4)……………………………………………………………………..265 Recommended Art Materials for Art & the Bible for Children: 1. Set of colored pencils 2. Fine point black drawing pen

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Introduction For many years my wife and I have traveled throughout North America teaching homeschoolers art. We estimate that we have instructed more than 50,000 Christian students in such a capacity. In each of these three-day classes we gave the students a homework assignment: Draw a story from the Bible. Through a wealth of such artwork, it was revealed to us what Bible stories were children’s favorites. Unequivocally, boys love to draw the story of David and Goliath, while girls seem to favor Queen Esther. Younger children (ages 5 through 7) fervently illustrate Noah’s ark and baby Jesus in the manger. Not far behind in popularity are “Joseph and the coat of many colors,” “Moses in the bulrushes” and “Jonah and the big fish.” Older students are more interested in stories such as “the empty tomb,” “the ascension of Christ” and “Elijah being swept into heaven by a whirlwind.” Art and the Bible for Children has been created for the very young. It is simple to understand, enjoyable and not too wordy, yet staying as true to God’s word as possible. With this in mind, we would like to take you through the Bible with what we believe are children’s favorites. Our purpose is not to tell every story, but those that are the most popular and create the most joy and interest among children. I have found, during many Sunday mornings as a Sunday school teacher, that little ones love art. And what better a combination than to offer Christian children art and the Bible? At the end of each story are basic discussion questions for them to answer, along with art lessons. Our vision is that this book will be used as a wonderful teaching tool for Christian households and Sunday school teachers around the world. We hope you enjoy Art and the Bible for Children. Please write and let us know. In Christ,

Barry Stebbing How Great Thou ART Publications Box 48, McFarlan, NC 28102 “Jonah and the Big Fish” Artwork by: Emily Royster Age 13 Wilmore, Ky. V


Artwork by: Anna V.V. Age 12 Baton Rouge, La.

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Acknowledgements

Joshua Olds Age 15, Indiana

Barry Stebbing How Great Thou ART Publications

A special thanks to a very gifted homeschooler, Joshua Olds. Joshua is from Indiana and was a teenager when we encouraged him to translate Art & the Bible for Children. For the next year and a half, Joshua arduously worked on rewriting many of the Bible stories, making them adaptable for the enjoyment and understanding of children. We commend Joshua for his hard work and the wonderful creative style. We also commend all of the Christian children across this vast nation who have added their creative touch to Art & the Bible for Children.

“Noah’s Ark” Artwork by: Noah Smith Age 8 Gonzales, La. VII


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The Old Testament

Artwork by: Justice Arceri Age 7 Metairie, La.

Special Note: The printing of this book has been done on a quality gloss paper to bring out the bright colors of the illustrations. Therefore, we recommend making copies of the art lessons for children to do both in the home and classroom. To purchase a full color eBook ($29.95) of all the art lessons in this text please contact our office at 1-800-982-3729 or visit: www.howgreatthouart.com.


The Old Testament Books, Books and More Books

Did you know that the Bible is made up of two volumes? These books are the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament was written a long, long time ago and tells about the coming of Jesus Christ. The New Testament is the second large book of the Bible and was written after Jesus lived. Did you also know that there are many books within the Old and New Testaments? Each book has its own Bible story. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. The Old Testament is comprised of: 1. The Book of Genesis 21. The Book of Ecclesiastes 2. The Book of Exodus 22. The Book of Solomon 3. The Book of Leviticus 23. The Book of Isaiah 4. The Book of Numbers 24. The Book of Jeremiah 5. The Book of Deuteronomy 25. The Book of Lamentations 6. The Book of Joshua 26. The Book of Ezekiel 7. The Book of Judges 27. The Book of Daniel 8. The Book of Ruth 28. The Book of Hosea 9. The Book of 1 Samuel 29. The Book of Joel 10. The Book of 2 Samuel 30. The Book of Amos 11. The Book of 1 Kings 31. The Book of Obadiah 12. The Book of 2 Kings 32. The Book of Jonah 13. The Book of 1 Chronicles 33. The Book of Micah 14. The Book of 2 Chronicles 34. The Book of Nahum 15. The Book of Ezra 35. The Book of Habakkuk 16. The Book of Nehemiah 36. The Book of Zephaniah 17. The Book of Esther 37. The Book of Haggai 18. The Book of Job 38. The Book of Zechariah 19. The Book of Psalms 39. The Book of Malachi 20. The Book of Proverbs

Old Testament

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New Testament


Discussion: 1. What is the section of the Bible called that was written before the life of Jesus? 2. What is the section of the Bible called that was written after the life of Jesus? 3. Have students close their eyes and read to them the names of all the books in the Old Testament. Then, see how many they can recite, or remember. The books of the Old Testament are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. A. B. Lesson 1: Can you print “Old” over Testament on one of the books (A), and “New” over Testament Testament Testament on the other book (B)? Use a black pencil and print neatly. Make sure to use the guidelines for the top and bottom of each letter. Finally, print Bible on the book below (D). Lesson 2: Prophets were people who told people to repent and of the coming of Jesus. They were people whom God had spoken to and were told to tell others what He had said. Can you draw a prophet like the one below (E)? Can you draw a staff in his hand? Finally, give him a nose, hair, eyes and long beard. Use your black drawing pen, drawing him on another sheet of paper. “Prophet” Artwork by: C. D. E. Libby Wells Age 6

Bible

Special Note: The printing in this book has been done on a quality gloss paper to bring out the bright colors of the illustrations. Therefore, we recommend making copies of the art lessons for children to do both in the home and classroom. 3


“The Creation” Artwork by: Stephanie Clark Age 10 ½ Keene, NH

“God Spoke The World Into Existence” Artwork by: David J. Grinnell Age 9 West Columbia, SC 4

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