Bible Story Ideas

Here's a list of Bible story suggestions you can choose from for the SabbathIdeas.org activities which require a Bible story, like thinking up what Bible Charade to act out, or scene to draw etc.
NOTE: this list is still being worked on, but should have enough to spark some ideas already. 

< Genesis >
- Creation
  • Formless world, hovering spirit
  • Day 1: Light and darkness
  • Day 2: Sky/atmosphere
  • Day 3: Dry land, the seas, and vegetation
  • Day 4: The sun, the moon and the stars
  • Day 5: Living creatures in the water, birds in the air
  • Day 6: Land animals and people
  • Day 6: Adam made from dust and breathed into his nostrils
  • Day 7: God "rested", and blessed the seventh day
- Adam and Eve 
  • Adam names animals
  • God takes Adam's rib and creates Eve
  • Serpent tricks Eve to eating fruit
  • Adam eats fruit
  • Adam and Eve Hide from God
  • Adam blames Eve, who blames the Serpent
  • God rebukes Adam, Eve and the serpent
  • Banished form the garden
  • Able offers Lamb sacrifice
  • Cain offers food sacrifice but isn't accepted by God 
  • Cain kills Abel in a field
  • God asks where Able is
  • Cain is 'cursed' and leaves
  • Seth is born
  • Enoch taken to heaven
  • Methuselah lives 969 years

- Noah
  • Noah Gets instructions from God
  • Builds ark
  • Animals come in twos and sevens 
  • Noah, Shem, Ham, Japheth and wives enter ark
  • Angel closes door of ark
  • A weeks wait in the ark
  • Rains 40 days and nights
  • Waited for water to go down
  • Sent out Raven and Dove, which returns
  • Sent out dove again after 7 days and returns with olive leaf
  • Sent out dove again after 7 days and does not return
  • Leave the ark
  • Noah builds alter
  • Rainbow covenant given
  • Noah becomes drunk
  • The tower of Babel built
  • Languages confused
  • Nationalities spread over the earth
- Abraham
  • Call of Abram
  • Abram goes to Egypt and says Sarai is his sister
  • Abram and Lot separate
  • Abram rescues Lot 
  • God promises a son and nation as numerous as the stars
  • Abraham has a son, Ishmael, with Hagar 
  • Abram and Sari renamed by God
  • Promised a son named Isaac and the covenant of circumcision
  • 3 Angels visit and Sarah laughs at thought of bearing a child
  • Pleads with God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if there are, 50, 45, 40, 30, 20 or 10
  • God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Lots wife turned into a pillar of salt for looking back
  • Abraham tells Abimelech Sarah is his sister
  • Isaac born , Hagar and Ishmael sent away
  • Treaty at beersheba and 7 ewe lambs
  • The Binding of Isaac as a sacrifice
  • Isaac and Rebekah
- Jacob
  • Esau born first of twins, Jacob holding onto heal
  • Jacob trades Esau's birthright for stew
  • Isaac calls Rebekah his sister to Abimelech
  • Jacob tricks Isaac that he's Esau by wearing goats skin
  • Jacob flees to Laban
  • Jacob dreams of a ladder with angels going to Heaven
  • Jacob works for Laban 7 years and is tricked to marrying Leah
  • Jacob works another 7 years and finally marries Rachel
  • Jacob has children  
  • Jacob breeds a strong flock
  • Jacob flees from Laban
  • Jacob wrestles with an angel
- Joseph
  • Joseph receives a coat of many colors
  • Joseph dreams about bowing sheaves of grain
  • Josephs dreams about sun moon and stars bowing down to him
  • Reuben convinces brothers not to kill Joseph, who's put in a well instead
  • Joseph sold, enslaved and taken to Egypt
  • Brothers show Josephs coat covered in goat blood to father
  • Potiphar's wife tries to seduce Joseph
  • Joseph imprisoned
  • The butler dreams of a vine and the baker dreams of baskets of bread - Joseph interprets
  • Joseph interprets Pharaoh's Dreams of the seven fat and seven thin cows, and the seven fat and seven scorched heads of grain
  • Joseph freed and put in charge of the land of Egypt
  • Seven years of plenty, then seven years of famine
  • Joseph puts his brothers in prison then sends them all home, except Simeon, to bring Benjamin back. Their silver is put back in their sacks
  • Brothers return with double silver and Benjamin when they run out of food again, and feast, unknowingly, with Joseph, Simeon returned to them.
  • Joseph cries privately, brothers seated in order of age, Benjamin fed 5x portions
  • Silver put in sacks again, and Silver cup planted in Benjamin's sack
  • Joseph threatens to keep Benjamin as a slave. Judah give heart felt speech
  • Joseph reunites with his family, who move to Egypt.
< Exodus >
  • Baby Moses in the Bulrushes
  • Moses kills Egyptian
  • Moses' exile
  • The Burning Bush
  • Aaron's rod becomes a serpent
  • The Plagues of Egypt:
    1. Water into blood
    2. Frogs
    3. Lice
    4. Flies
    5. Diseased livestock
    6. Boils
    7. Thunderstorm of hail
    8. Locusts
    9. Darkness
    10. Death of firstborn/The Passover
  • The Exodus
  • Crossing of the Red Sea
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Golden Calf
< Leviticus >
  • Many instructions given
< Numbers >
  • The shower of quails
  • The report of the spies
  • Aaron's rod sprouts and bears fruit
  • Balaam's Donkey talks to him
< Deuteronomy >
  • The Death of Moses
< Joshua >
  • Rahab and the Spies
  • Crossing the Jordan
  • Marched around Jericho once, six days in a row
  • Seventh day seven time and Jericho's walls fell
  • The Sun Stands Still
< Judges >
  • The Sign of the wet and dry Fleece
  • Gideon's army reduced to Three Hundred
  • Gideon's army defeats the Midianites
  • Samson's riddle of the lion and honey
  • Ties foxes together and sets fire
  • Sampson bound, then attacks Philistines with Donkey's jawbone
  • carries city gates to top of the hill
  • Samson tricks Delilah
  • Samson's hair cut, eyes gouged
  • Samson pushes the temple pillars down
< Ruth >
  • Ruth and Boaz
< 1 & 2 Samuel >
  • God Calls Samuel in the night 3 times
  • Samuel anoints David 
  • David plays harp for King Saul
  • David dressed in but rejects kings aromor
  • David collects 5 smooth stones kills Goliath 
  • Saul throws spear at David
  • David and Jonathan
  • Saul chases David 
  • David spares Saul's life twice
  • Saul and the witch of Endor
  • Saul takes his life
  • David and Bathsheba
< 1 & 2 Kings >
  • The Wisdom of Solomon
  • Solomon builds the Temple
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Elijah on Mount Carmel
  • Elijah Taken up to Heaven
  • The Healing of Naaman
< Jonah >
  • Jonah spends 3 days in the Big Fish
  • Jonah and the withering vine
< Job >
  • The trials of Job
< Esther >
  • Esther and Mordechai
< Daniel >
  • Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
  • Daniel in the lions' den
  • The Fiery Furnace
  • The writing on the wall
< Gospels >
  • Birth of John the Baptist
  • Birth of Jesus
  • The shepherds
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Adoration of the Magi
  • Flight into Egypt
  • Massacre of the Innocents
  • Finding Jesus in the Temple
  • John the Baptist
  • Baptism of Jesus
  • Temptation of Jesus
  • Marriage at Cana
  • Jesus & Nicodemus
  • Temple Cleansing
  • The Growing Seed
  • Calling of the disciples of Jesus
  • Miraculous draught of fishes
  • Beatitudes
  • Young Man from Nain
  • The Two Debtors
  • The Lamp under a Bushel
  • Parable of the Good Samaritan
  • The Friend at Night
  • The Rich Fool
  • Samaritan Woman at the Well
  • The Wise and the Foolish Builders
  • Cleansing a leper
  • The Centurion's Servant
  • Calming the storm
  • Paralytic at Capernaum
  • New Wine into Old Wineskins
  • Daughter of Jairus
  • The Bleeding Woman
  • Commissioning the twelve Apostles
  • Paralytic at Bethesda
  • Man with withered Hand
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Healing the blind and mute man
  • Parable of the strong man
  • Eternal sin
  • Parable of the Sower
  • The Birds of Heaven
  • The Tares
  • The Barren Fig Tree
  • An Infirm Woman
  • Parable of the Mustard Seed
  • The Leaven
  • Parable of the Pearl
  • Drawing in the Net
  • The Hidden Treasure
  • Beheading of St. John the Baptist
  • Feeding the 5000 - (5 loves 2 fish - 12 baskets leftover)
  • Feeding the 4000 - (7 loaves and a few fish - 7 baskets leftover)
  • Walking on water
  • Blind Man of Bethsaida
  • Confession of Peter
  • Transfiguration of Jesus
  • Coin in the fish's mouth
  • The Little Children and Jesus
  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Unforgiving Servant
  • The Lost Coin
  • Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • The Unjust Steward
  • Rich man and Lazarus
  • The Master and Servant
  • Cleansing ten lepers
  • The Unjust Judge
  • Jesus and the rich young man
  • Jesus and the woman taken in adultery
  • The Workers in the Vineyard
  • Raising of Lazarus
  • Jesus and Zacchaeus
  • Palm Sunday
  • Cursing the fig tree
  • Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's
  • Widow's mite
  • The Budding Fig Tree
  • The Faithful Servant
  • The Ten Virgins
  • The Talents or Minas
  • The Sheep and the Goats
  • Anointing of Jesus
  • Bargain of Judas
  • The Grain of Wheat
  • Last Supper
  • Promising a Paraclete
  • Gethsemane
  • The kiss of Judas
  • Healing the ear of a servant
  • Arrest of Jesus
  • Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus
  • Crucifixion of Jesus
  • Myrrhbearers
  • Empty tomb
  • Resurrection of Jesus
  • Road to Emmaus appearance
  • Resurrected Jesus appears to Apostles
  • Great Commission
  • Doubting Thomas
  • Catch of 153 fish
  • Ascension of Jesus
< Acts >
  • Jesus' Ascension
  • Matthias replaced Judas
  • The Day of Pentecost
  • Ananias and Sapphira
  • Seven Greeks appointed
  • The Stoning of Stephen
  • Paul's Conversion of the Road to Damascus
  • Peter's vision of a sheet with animals
  • Conversion of Cornelius
  • Paul and Barnabas' missionary journeys
  • Paul's missionary journey
< Revelation >
  • John addresses the seven churches:
    1. Ephesus
    2. Smyrna
    3. Pergamum
    4. Thyatira
    5. Sardis
    6. Philadelphia
    7. Laodicea
  • The four creatures
  • Seven seals
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Seven trumpets
  • John measures the temple of God,   
  • A woman clothed in the sun
  • The beasts
  • The Woman dressed in purple and scarlet
  • Babylon falls
  • The white horse
  • Jesus Second Coming
  • The Saints who died are resurrected
  • Satan is bound 'in the Abyss' for a thousand years
  • Satan is released to deceive the nations
  • Satan is thrown into the Lake of Fire
  • The wicked dead are resurrected and judged
  • Earth is Cleansed
  • A new heaven and a new earth