Genesis Stories List – Draw Bible Stories Project

Genesis Stories

We are creating our own list of story names for every book of the Bible to include in our future publication: Draw Bible Stories.

By the time we finish, we will have a master list of every passage of the whole Bible.

We’d love your feedback as we develop these lists. We just completed the rough draft of our Genesis Stories list. Take a look, and let us know if you think there’s a better name for any of these stories.

The only requirement is that each story can only have two words. Leave a comment with your ideas. Thanks for all your prayers, generosity, collaboration, and advocacy.

Genesis – Yahweh & Israel

Yahweh’s Creation 1:1-2:3

Eden Garden 2:1-25

Paradise Lost 3:1-24

First Murder 4:1-26

Noah’s Ancestors 5:1-32

Noah’s Generation 6:1-8

Noah’s Ark 6:9-22

Noah’s Flood 7:1-8:22

Noah’s Covenant 9:1-17

Noah’s Sons 9:18-28

First Nations 10:1-32

Babylon Tower 11:1-9

Abram’s Ancestors 11:10-32

Abram’s Calling 12:1-9

Abram’s Fear 12:10-20

Abram & Lot 13:1-18

Abram’s Courage 14:1-16

First Tithe 14:17-24

Abram’s Covenant 15:1-21

God Sees 16:1-16

Father Abraham 17:1-14

Sarah & Isaac 17:15-27

Sarah Laughs 18:1-15

Abraham’s Mercy 18:16-33

Sodom’s Depravity 19:1-11

Lot’s Escape 19:12-29

Lot’s Incest 19:30-38

Sarah’s Defender 20:1-18

Isaac & Ishmael 21:1-10

Ishmael’s Covenant 21:11-21

Beersheba Covenant 21:22-34

Sacrificing Isaac 22:1-19

Rebekah’s Family 22:20-24

Sarah’s Grave 23:1-20

Isaac’s Wife 24:1-67

Abraham’s Family 25:1-20

Struggling Brothers 25:21-26

Esau’s Birthright 25:27-34

Isaac’s Covenant 26:1-6

Isaac’s Fear 26:7-11

Isaac’s Wealth 26:12-22

Well Covenant 26:23-35

Stolen Blessing 27:1-40

Jacob’s Escape 27:41-28:9

Heaven’s Stairway 28:10-22

Jacob’s Refuge 29:1-14

Tricked Deceiver 29:15-30

Competing Wives 29:31-30:24

Jacob’s Prosperity 30:25-43

Jacob’s Fear 31:1-21

Stolen Idols 31:22-35

Laban’s Covenant 31:36-55

Jacob’s Return 32:1-23

Wrestling God 32:24-32

Jacob’s Reunion 33:1-20

Dinah’s Revenge 34:1-31

Jacob’s Covenant 35:1-15

Jacob’s Family 35:16-29

Esau’s Tribe 36:1-43

Joseph Dreamer 37:1-11

Slave Brother 37:12-36

Tamar’s Justice 38:1-30

Joseph’s Integrity 39:1-23

Prison Dreamers 40:1-23

Pharaoh’s Dreams 41:1-32

Famine Preparation 41:33-57

Accused Spies 42:1-38

Judah’s Promise 43:1-14

Benjamin’s Feast 43:15-34

Silver Cup 44:1-17

Substitute Slave 44:18-34

Joseph’s Reunion 45:1-15

Pharaoh’s Invitation 45:16-28

Egypt Covenant 46:1-7

Israel’s Family 46:8-27

Goshen Sanctuary 46:28-47:12

Pharaoh’s Fifth 47:13-26

Joseph’s Oath 47:27-31

Joseph’s Sons 48:1-22

Twelve Blessings 49:1-28

Israel’s Farewell 49:29-50:13

Joseph’s Mercy 50:14-21

Joseph’s Farewell 50:22-26

Replacing Judas – Acts 1 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Replacing Judas Story (Acts 1)

Constant Prayer – disciples, flame, house – Jesus’ disciples returned to Jerusalem after his ascension. They stayed in a house unified in prayer and worship.

Judas’ Betrayal – Jesus, chains, Judas, gallows – Peter stood up and spoke about Judas’ betrayal, how it was prophesied by David, and how terrible was his death.

Jesus’ Witness – empty tomb, man, flame, flag – Peter said the Psalms prophesied a replacement. The new apostle must be someone who had been with Jesus since John’s baptism, and witnessed his resurrection.

Dream Team – Jesus, cloud, flame, apostle – They chose two candidates. They prayed for discernment. The Holy Spirit confirmed Matthias as the new apostle.

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine you’re with the disciples praying. What are you thinking about now that Jesus has ascended?
  • Why did the disciples need the Holy Spirit to come?
  • List examples of Judas’ betrayal in Psalm 109.
  • How did the other disciples feel about Judas’ death?
  • Why did the new apostle need to be an eyewitness?
  • Consider their prayer, “Lord, you know all our hearts.”
  • What were Jesus’ disciples preparing for and why?

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 Covenant – Genesis 9 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Noah’s Covenant Story (Genesis 9)

Eden Covenant – fruit tree, king, flag – Yahweh renewed his Eden covenant with Noah’s family. Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and take care of creation.

Power & Provision – bird, water, fish, beast – God made all creation fear humans. God said people can now eat meat, except bloody meat, for blood is the sign of life.

Cherish Life – king, cloud, man, flame, sword – Yahweh made life precious. Any beast or human that takes a person’s life must die, for God made us in his image.

Rainbow Sign – rainbow & raincloud – Yahweh made a new covenant: to never again destroy the earth by flood. The covenant sign is a rainbow in the clouds.

Storytellers Sight

  • What signs do we see of God and man starting over?
  • Compare this story to Eden Garden in Genesis 2.
  • Imagine God starting a whole new world with your family. What kind of society would you want to build?
  • How do you think the flood affected Noah’s family?
  • Why did God promise to never again flood the earth?
  • When you see a rainbow, do you remember this story? Why did God choose a rainbow as the sign?
  • How does God reinforce how special life is to him?

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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Faithful Shepherd – Psalm 23 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Faithful Shepherd Song (Psalm 23)

Devoted Protector – crown, rod & staff – David wrote a worship song about God as our Caregiver. God is like a Good Shepherd. He faithfully guides and provides.

Refreshed Disciple – praising woman – God knows how tired and discouraged we get. He leads us to safe, peaceful places where we can rest and be renewed.

Suffering Seasons – valley & flames – We will experience much trouble and face death. We have no fear, for our Shepherd guides us through every trial.

Perpetual Overflow – cup & water – God nurtures abundant life. He protects us from our enemies. He blesses us. He makes a special place for us in heaven.

Storytellers Sight

  • What’s a shepherd and flock have to do with Jesus Christ and his disciples? Why are we like sheep?
  • Create a list of what God does for us in this song.
  • Imagine you’re in this dark valley with David. Why does God’s presence make a difference, and how?
  • What refreshes us when we are tired and afraid?
  • What personal weaknesses was David honest about?
  • Compare Psalm 23 to John 10:1-21. List similarities.

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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Priest & Sinner – Luke 18 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Priest & Sinner Story (Luke 18)

Judging Hearts – heart & scales – Jesus wanted to help his disciples understand how God evaluates our true motives. He told them a story about two men praying.

Self Righteous – priest, flag, serpent – The priest thought God favored him because of his obedience. Deceived by pride, he glorified himself and his deeds.

Powerful Humility – sorrowful man & flame – The Holy Spirit moved in the tax collector’s heart. He knew he needed forgiveness, and he begged God for mercy.

Kingdom Come – praising man, flame, house, cloud, crown – Jesus said only the tax collector prayed God’s way. God will judge the prideful and bless the humble.

Storytellers Sight

  • How is it possible to do your best to live faithfully by God’s rules, and yet still stray far away from his will?
  • Was it hard for the disciples when Jesus pointed out the sins of Israel’s leaders like the Pharisees? Why?
  • Compare the priest’s prayer to the sinner’s prayer. 
  • Why did the Pharisee think he was right with God?
  • What signs reveal the sinner desired forgiveness?
  • How does it feel to discover pride lives in your heart?

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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Freedom River – Ezekiel 47 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Freedom River Vision (Ezekiel 47)

River Source – temple, sunrise, streams – Jesus shows Ezekiel the flowing water at the temple’s gates: a picture of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven to earth.

Immersion Guide – river, prophet, Jesus – Jesus takes Ezekiel further downstream showing him the river depths: a picture of experiencing more of the Spirit.

Living Streams – river, fish, beast, fruit tree – Life flourishes wherever the river flows: a picture of God’s presence bringing life and purpose to all who enter in.

Healing Nations – woman, fish pole, fruit – Fruit trees line the riverbanks. The fruit feeds, the leaves heal: a picture of God meeting our needs, healing our hearts.

Storytellers Sight

  • How is this spiritual river a picture of the Holy Spirit?
  • List everything that happens near the flowing river.
  • Do you think the guide is Jesus or an angel? Why?
  • What do we learn about abundant life in this story?
  • Why is the guide showing Ezekiel the river depths?
  • How do we experience more of the Spirit over time?
  • Compare the living river with the swamps/marshes.
  • What’s significant about fresh fruit born every month?
  • Compare Ezekiel 47:8-12 to Revelation 22:1-5.

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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Jesus’ Prayer – Luke 11 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Jesus’ Prayer Story (Luke 11)

Praying Messiah – Jesus praying – Jesus prayed every day. One day, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. So, he gave them an example to follow.

Global Glory – earth, stars, crown, flag – Jesus said we pray for God’s will to be done worldwide and for all nations, tribes, and peoples to worship the Creator.

Provision & Peace – table, bread, cup – Jesus said we trust God as Provider. Ask him to meet our daily needs. We confess our sins, and give and receive forgiveness.

Spiritual Enemies – serpent & broken chains – Jesus said the Devil and demons in hell will tempt us to rebel against God. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us resist.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why do you think the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray? What do you think of this prayer?
  • What was it like to hear the Son of God pray?
  • How does it feel to experience heaven on earth?
  • Why is it so hard to be satisfied with what we have?
  • What prevents us from forgiving others who have hurt us? How can the Holy Spirit help us to forgive?
  • Give examples of skills we need to resist the Dragon.

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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Losing Everything – Job 1 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Losing Everything Story (Job 1-2)

Questioned Loyalty – serpent, king, man – The Devil visited God in heaven. God praised Job as a good, faithful man. Satan responded that Job was only loyal because God had protected and richly blessed him.

Supervised Destruction – soldier, animal, storm – God allowed Satan to attack Job within limits. One day, Job lost all his flocks and servants to raiders and storms.

Grieving Parents – man, woman, grave – The worst news: his ten children were feasting together when a windstorm made the house collapse, killing them all.

Righteous Heart – tears, man, flag – Satan even afflicted Job with painful sores. Job’s wife told him to curse God and die. But Job still praised the LORD.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why did Satan think Job would stop praising God if he lost his wealth and health? How was he wrong?
  • What’s the worst news you’ve ever received?
  • What do we learn about the Devil’s personality?
  • Stand next to Job as he receives these messengers bearing horrific news. What do you see and notice?
  • Blameless, faithful, fears God, turns from evil. What stands out to you about how God describes Job?

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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Jehoshaphat’s Prayer – 2 Chronicles 20 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Jehoshaphat’s Prayer Story (2 Chronicles 20)

Invasion Response – sword, praying king – A vast army assembled to conquer Judah. King Jehoshaphat called the nation to pray and fast. He asked God to intervene.

God Fights – speaking man, flame, cloud, sword – The Holy Spirit spoke through Jahaziel, “Fear not! God is with you, and he will fight for you. Go with courage.”

Chaos Valley – wilderness & bones – The king led his people to war singing and praying. God confused the enemy armies, and they totally destroyed each other.

Victory Celebration – king, flag, road, city, rod & staff – Judah looted the treasures of the vanquished armies on the battlefield; then, they returned home in peace.

Storytellers Sight

  • Have you ever felt the dread of impending doom?
  • Why was the king’s strategic response to potential annihilation spiritual? What were his other options?
  • What stands out to you about Jehoshaphat’s prayer?
  • Why do we struggle with believing the impossible?
  • You’re with Judah’s small army approaching the battlefield singing. What thoughts are in your mind?
  • Compare this story to Jericho’s Fall in Joshua 6.

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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Spectacular Faith – James 5 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Spectacular Faith Story (James 5)

Team Healing – healer, flame, bed, sick man – When someone is sick or suffering, we gather to pray for them. God moves in power when we pray with faith.

Forgiven & Free – two disciples, dove, crown – We pray knowing that God will help us. We confess and forgive. God blesses the requests of the righteous and faithful.

Elijah’s Faith – prophet, flame, cloud, rain, plant – Elijah prayed for no rain, and Israel endured a long famine. Elijah prayed for relief, and God sent rain and harvest.

Restoration Culture – cross, praying disciples, broken chains – Some follow Jesus and then turn away. Jesus restores. God invites all who wander away to return.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why should I pray with other people in hard times?
  • What changes about your life when you’re forgiven?
  • Why is it so hard to confess your sins around others?
  • Imagine you’re Elijah. What was it like to witness God changing the weather because of your prayers?
  • How does it feel to live with shame in your soul?
  • What’s so hard about trying to turn your life around?
  • Pause and pray now for someone who needs 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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