Glorifying Jesus – John 17 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Glorifying Jesus Prayer (John 17)

Messiah’s Heart – rock, crown, cross, cloud – Jesus praised his Heavenly Father. He asked God to be glorified by his death on the cross to save the world.

Jesus’ Glory – God, cloud, Jesus, angel – Jesus celebrated his unity with the Father. He fulfilled his purpose on earth. He is worthy to receive all praise.

Gospel Mission – disciple, road, earth, stars, cloud – Jesus prayed for all his disciples to take the Gospel to the world. Jesus prayed for all nations to believe.

Truth Sign – disciples, crown, cloud, flame – Jesus prayed for all disciples to be united with the Spirit. Our unity is God’s sign for the lost to believe in the Gospel.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why did Jesus pray for himself, his disciples, and future generations? What part stands out to you?
  • How does Jesus the Son feel about God the Father?
  • What values of Father, Son, and Spirit do you see?
  • What was it like for Jesus to know his heavenly identity, but be hated by the ones he came to save?
  • What would you be thinking if you were with Jesus and heard him pray to God in this powerful way?
  • Why is our unity the sign for the lost to follow Jesus?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Restoring Ruins – Isaiah 61 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Restoring Ruins Prophecy (Isaiah 61)

New Wineskins – flame & broken chains – The Holy Spirit upon us is the sign of God’s favor. By the Spirit, we break bondage chains and cultivate abundant life.

Thriving Tribes – fruit tree & city – Israel was once devastated and hopeless. But God restored Israel, forgiving her sins. Israel is now strong in the LORD.

Righteous Reputation – earth, cloud, flag, crown, stars – Yahweh transforms his people into a redeemed nation with a worldwide reputation of honor and faithfulness.

Fruitful Seeds – seed, roots, fruitful plant – God first sowed redemption seeds in his chosen people. Now, Israel sows these seeds, and all nations worship God.

Storytellers Sight

  • Make a list of every transformation in Isaiah 61.
  • What changed for Israel when Jesus came to earth?
  • What emotions do you feel when you hear these words: poor, broken, captive, mourn, ashes, despair?
  • Give examples of how you are free in the Holy Spirit.
  • Imagine you’re in a restored city. What do you see?
  • Compare Israel in this story to Israel in Babylon exile.
  • Why is God alone worthy of worship by all nations?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Boldness Request – Acts 4 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Boldness Request Story (Acts 4:23-31)

Warnings & Threats – priest, sword, chains – Let me share a story with you about persecution. Peter and John were warned to stop preaching in Jesus’ name.

Divine Mystery – God speaking, staff, Jesus, chains – The Council released Peter and John after threatening them. Afraid, they returned to their house church. All the disciples prayed, remembering Jesus’ sacrifice.

Intervention Request – God, cloud, disciple, flame, breath – The disciples confessed their fears in prayer. They asked God for boldness to keep sharing Jesus.

Courageous Spirit – open door, evangelist, flame – Jesus sent his Holy Spirit and shook the house. They received great faith and went into the city sharing.

Storytellers Sight

  • How did Peter and John feel after being commanded by local authorities to stop preaching about Jesus?
  • Why did the local disciples immediately respond to these threats with prayer?
  • Listen to their prayers. Were the disciples afraid?
  • How would you react if Jesus’ Holy Spirit shook the ground where you and your church were praying?
  • What does it feel like to be filled up with boldness?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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First Skyscraper – Genesis 11 – Draw Bible Stories Project

First Skyscraper Story (Genesis 11:1-9)

Ascension Vision – city & cloud – After Noah’s flood, the new generations spoke one language. They gathered together to build a city with a tower as high as the sky.

Godless Future – king, hammer, tower, cloud, crown – God visited the city and perceived their intentions. He discerned that this tower would become an idol. Mankind will reject God and worship their own glory.

New Languages – speaking woman & confused man – God created new languages to confuse the builders.

Scattered Settlements – villages, earth, stars – All the people were confused. They organized by language and scattered across the world to form new societies. 

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine spending your whole life in a small village. Then one day, you visit a city and see a skyscraper.
  • The Devil is not mentioned, but it’s obvious that he is involved in man’s plans to build this great city. How?
  • Why does God say that eventually anything will be possible for mankind if they build this city and tower?
  • How did new languages keep the people from finishing the tower? Why did everyone move away?
  • How does this story prepare us to meet Abraham?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Generous Deliverer – 1 Samuel 2 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Generous Deliverer Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

Rejoicing Mother – woman, flag, mountain, cloud, crown – Let me tell you a story about Hannah’s prayer. She praised God for rescuing her from despair.

Generous King – kneeling man, king, throne, crown – Hannah celebrated God’s justice: he humbles prideful leaders and rescues all who are suffering and helpless.

Eternal Lord – grave, cloud, rejoicing princess, branch – Hannah praised God for his absolute authority over all creation, life, and death. He is worthy to rule the world.

Righteous Defender – cloud, king, arrow, sword – God fights for those who love and worship him. God defends the weak and protects his faithful disciples.

Storytellers Sight

  • What happened that caused Hannah to celebrate?
  • How did Hannah feel in her spirit to rejoice like this?
  • What is significant about how a mother describes God as her Rock & Deliverer in this prayer?
  • How can Hannah praise the LORD in such a way, right after sending her young son to temple service?
  • Can you see the expression on Hannah’s face?
  • How did God feel after Hannah prayed this way?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Worthy Lamb – Revelation 5 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Worthy Lamb Vision (Revelation 5)

Unworthy World – angel, grieving man, flame, tears – An angel called out for someone worthy to open the End Times scroll. No one was worthy, so John wept.

Worthy Wonder – bowing angel, throne, lamb, crown – An elder revealed the Worthy One: Jesus, Judah’s Lion. He is Yahweh’s Lamb. God gave Jesus the scroll.

Redeemer’s Song – cross, earth, crowns, stars – The elders, angels, and saints worshipped God’s Lamb. Jesus was slain to save the nations. Now, he reigns.

Enthroned & Honored – God, lamb, throne, light – Celebration and worship broke out, and all creatures in heaven and earth praised Jesus, glorifying God’s Son.

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine you’re right next to John experiencing his vision too. What do you see? What do you hear?
  • Why did John grieve over the unopened scroll?
  • Jesus’ names: Lamb, Judah’s Lion, & David’s Root.
  • The Bible mentions many heavenly spirits, like mercy and generosity. What are some of the other spirits?
  • Why does Jesus’ death on the cross give him the right to share God’s throne and authority in heaven?
  • What does it sound like for millions of angels to sing?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Noah’s Generation – Genesis 6 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Noah’s Generation Story (Genesis 6:1-8)

Many Wives – man & pregnant wives – In Noah’s generation, humanity exploded with growth. Each man married many wives and produced dozens of children.

Breeding Giants – serpent & pregnant woman – God saw that the longer people lived, the more evil they became. He limited man’s life to 120 years. During this time, demons bred giants through human women.

Heartbroken God – king, earth, stars – God witnessed all humanity become exceedingly wicked. He grieved over his creation and decided to cleanse the planet.

Hope’s Flame – praying man, flame, heart, crown – One faithful man remained: Noah. He loved God and walked in the Holy Spirit. God would preserve his life.

Storytellers Sight

  • Compare Adam & Eve in Eden with this generation.
  • List examples of the very worst of human behavior.
  • Why do these actions still grieve God’s heart today?
  • In this generation, what was Satan’s strategy to prevent God’s Messiah from coming to defeat him?
  • What’s wrong with demons breeding human giants?
  • Have you ever grieved over a severed relationship?
  • How could Noah still be righteous in this generation?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Want more stories? Visit blazingtrees.org/storytellers

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Beyond Understanding – 1 Corinthians 2 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Beyond Understanding Story (1 Corinthians 2)

Kingdom Ambassador – woman, flag, cloud, crown, flame – Paul said we don’t share Jesus in our strength or knowledge. We are humble messengers. We want everyone to experience God and depend upon him.

Hidden Path – closed door, path, Jesus, cloud – The Gospel is a mystery. The world lives by the devil’s polluted logic. Jesus reveals his perfect wisdom to us.

Resist Satan – serpent, cloud, man – Satan lies. He is a deception-weaving tyrant. We learn how to resist him.

Christ’s Spirit – shining dove, crown, flame – Jesus is God’s Truth. The Holy Spirit speaks to our inner spirit. Jesus’ Spirit helps us learn and live by God’s wisdom.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why is Jesus’ wisdom a mystery? Why is the Holy Spirit the only one who can reveal Jesus’ wisdom?
  • Have you ever discovered something was false after someone you trust said it was true? What happened?
  • How can you live for God without ever knowing him?
  • How does it feel for someone to misrepresent you?
  • Do you know someone who totally rejects the Bible?
  • How do we pray for someone to believe in Jesus?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Hannah’s Sorrow – 1 Samuel 1 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Hannah’s Sorrow Story (1 Samuel 1:1-20)

Unhappy Wife – man, mother, baby, woman – Elkanah had two wives. Peninnah had children; Hannah was barren. She was loved and blessed but very unhappy.

Family Drama – mother, baby, son, grieving woman – Hannah’s sister-wife mocked her infertility often, causing her to weep. She would not eat in her distress.

Desperate Heart – temple, praying woman, tears – One day, she visited the Shiloh temple. Hannah prayed, begging God for a son that she would dedicate to him.

Peace Blessing – priest, cloud, mother, baby – The local priest thought Hannah was drunk; but she explained her anguish. Eli asked God to give Hannah children.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why do some cultures highly value having sons?
  • What were some of Hannah’s marriage problems?
  • How does it feel to be relentlessly provoked?
  • Have you ever been so upset that you can’t eat?
  • How does Elkanah’s response to Hannah’s frustration demonstrate he was oblivious to her pain?
  • What’s it like to publicly hide your internal stress?
  • Is God still good if he doesn’t give what you ask for?
  • What signs showed that Hannah finally found peace?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Underwater Prayer – Jonah 2 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Underwater Prayer Story (Jonah 2)

Humbled & Honest – whale, man, flame – Let me tell you a story about Jonah’s prayer inside a whale. God humbled Jonah in the storm. From the whale’s belly, Jonah opened his heart and prayed honestly to God.

Painful Consequences – mountain, ocean, woman – Jonah lamented his selfish decisions. He experienced the bitter fruit of his choice to abandon his calling.

Return & Worship – flame, praying man, fragrant oil – Jonah praised God for his mercy. He rejoiced in the good news that God still listens to us after we fail.

Salvation’s Sacrifice – king, pit, prophet – Jonah praised God for the sacrifices he makes to save the rebellious. God guided the whale to deliver Jonah onto dry land.

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine what it’s like to be swallowed by a whale.
  • How does it feel to be completely hopeless?
  • Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you love? Why is it so hard to recover from trauma?
  • How do you pray when you’re desperate and alone?
  • Why is prayer so hard when you’re frustrated?
  • How did this experience change Jonah’s heart?
  • What’s the most important part of this prayer to you?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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