Christian Education / Homeschool Bible Study Guides and Free Lesson Plans

Big Picture of the Bible study guides are designed to help homeschoolers and Christian school students read, understand, and appreciate the message of the Bible.

Big Picture of the Bible
Study Guides

Big Picture of the Bible
Free Lesson Plans

Easy-to-read companions to the greatest book of all time, the Bible! Both studies in this series are written in a highly organized format designed to equip readers with a better understanding of God's Word. Using Bible summaries, prayers, full color illustrations, maps, charts, timelines, historical notes, and a glossary of Bible terms, Ms. Nichols takes readers on a step-by step journey though the Bible in a way that illuminates God's character, God's love, and God's Plan of Redemption and Salvation through Jesus Christ.

Free lesson plans have been written to coincide with each chapter of  Big Picture of the Bible Old and New Testament Study Guides. Video lessons and PowerPoint slides are also available for teaching Bible studies and classes.  Click Here to Order DVD Lessons or Powerpoint Slides.  Our Bible courses include lesson plans, semester timelines, study records, and student activities designed to reinforce learning. The study guides and lesson plans are structured for maximum flexibility:


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Use the study guides for an 8 week Bible study class

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Use the semester timeline to complete a book and associated lesson plans in a school semester (16 weeks)

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Adjust to meet your specific individual, family, homeschool, or Christian education requirements.


Free lesson plans include these study items:

  • Lesson Objectives - Understand what each lesson teaches about God's Word.
  • Memory Verse - Learn God's Word by memorizing scripture.
  • Reading Assignment - Read lessons from Big Picture of the Bible study guide.
  • Recommended Bible Reading - Read lessons from the Bible for spiritual insight.
  • Vocabulary Words - Define Words. Use Words in Sentences. Complete Crossword Puzzles.
  • Section Review Questions - Demonstrate understanding through multiple choice questions.
  • Inductive Studies - Learn scriptural context: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How.
  • Writing Assignments - Demonstrate understanding of scripture by writing prayers and essays.
  • Geography Assignments - Find key locations mentioned in scripture on the map.
  • Creative Arts Assignments - Describe Bible events through poems, plays and pictures.
  • Research Assignments - Learn historical and present day relevance of biblical events.

 

Old Testament Lesson Plans

Lesson Student Teacher/Parent
Introduction and The Beginning of Mankind Module 1 Activities Module 1 Answers
God's Relationship with the Patriarchs Module 2 Activities Module 2 Answers
Establishing the Nation Module 3 Activities Module 3 Answers
Establishing Law & Worship Module 4 Activities Module 4 Answers
Living in the Promised Land Module 5 Activities Module 5 Answers
Establishing the Kingdom Module 6 Activities Module 6 Answers
The Divided Kingdom Module 7 Activities Module 7 Answers
Captivity, Exile, & Return Module 8 Activities Module 8 Answers
Semester Timeline Timeline for completing Biblical studies course in 16 weeks (2 weeks for each of 8 modules.) Adjust timeline by increasing or decreasing the number of activities and/or time allocated for each activity.
Study Record Chart for keeping track of dates and hours of study.
Certificate of Achievement Send your email request to info@bigpictureofthebible.com. Please include in your request the words "Old Testament Certificate," your name and the student (s) name. We will send you an electronic copy of our official Big Picture Ministries' certificate.

New Testament Lesson Plans

Lesson Student Teacher/Parent
Introduction and Historical Background Module 1 Activities Module 1 Answers
Jesus' Birth and Early Ministry Module 2 Activities Module 2 Answers
Jesus' Ministry in Galilee Module 3 Activities Module 3 Answers
Final Phase of Jesus' Ministry Module 4 Activities Module 4 Answers
Jesus' Death and Resurrection Module 5 Activities Module 5 Answers
Establishing the Church Module 6 Activities Module 6 Answers
Spreading the Good News (Part 1) Module 7 Activities Module 7 Answers
Spreading the Good News (Part 2) Module 8 Activities Module 8 Answers
Semester Timeline Timeline for completing Biblical studies course in 16 weeks (2 weeks for each of 8 modules.) Adjust timeline by increasing or decreasing the number of activities and/or time allocated for each activity.
Study Record Chart for keeping track of dates and hours of study.
Certificate of Achievement Send your email request to info@bigpictureofthebible.com. Please include in your request the words "New Testament Certificate," your name and the student (s) name. We will send you an electronic copy of our official Big Picture Ministries' certificate.