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2 Simple Ways to Daily Give Thanks

 2 Simple Ways to Give Thanks Daily Thanksgiving is a word packed with emotion, memories, and anticipation. Giving thanks involves both…

Bible Timeline Events in November 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
The month of November brings us many important biblical events on the calendar, from the death of Methuselah and the Flood subsiding afte…

What are the Holidays in the Bible?

| Dianna Wiebe |
What are the holidays in the Bible? How many holidays are there? When are they celebrated this year? When I think of holidays, all kinds …

What Kids Need to Know about the Bible?

What do kids need to know about the Bible? When do they need to know it? Let’s look at age appropriate Bible study! As a Sunday School te…

3 Challenges Most Bible Teachers Face

| Dianna Wiebe |
There are three challenges Bible teachers face today: • Planning effective lesson • Teaching multiple ages in one class • Helping each st…

Bible Timeline Events in October 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
What biblical events took place in the month of October? This October the first biblical event is the dedication of the First Temple by S…

Dates for the New Testament Part 1

| Dianna Wiebe |
Are you teaching the New Testament Overview this year and want to add dates? But you don’t know where to get dates? Finding dates for bib…

Dates for the Old Testament Part 1

| Dianna Wiebe |
Dates for Old Testament Events – Part 1 Dates for Old Testament events can be hard to find but are worth the effort to find them. Have yo…

The Fall Feasts – 3 Things To Remember

| Dianna Wiebe |
The Fall Feasts – 3 Things To Remember I am a Christian, why should I care about the Old Testament fall feasts? What are the fall feasts …

Will Your Children Kneel or Bow?

| Dianna Wiebe |
Will Your Child Kneel or Bow? What comes to mind when hearing the name, Gideon? Do you think about asking the Lord for a sign and fleeces…

Bible Timeline Events in September

| Dianna Wiebe |
Bible Timeline Events in September are many and some of the most important events of the year. September has many Bible timeline events i…

16 Teaching Tips

| Dianna Wiebe |
16 Simple Teaching Tips Teaching Grapevine Bible is fun and easy. To help you start your next study, here are 16 of our most popular tea…

Which Bible Translations Are Compatible with Grapevine

When selecting a Bible curriculum, choose one compatible with the Bible translation that you are familiar with and enjoy using. With so m…

3 Tips for Teaching Timelines

| Dianna Wiebe |
Are you new to Grapevine, or just want some new ideas for teaching timelines to your students? These 3 tips for teaching the timeline wil…

What is Your Focus as a Parent?

| Dianna Wiebe |
What is Your Focus as a Parent? What is your focus when it comes to parenting? Parenting is hard. Long days, short nights, and trying to …

Where Do I Start with Grapevine?

Where do I start with Grapevine? Choosing a Bible curriculum can feel overwhelming. There are so many choices and sometimes it is hard t…

7 Fun Things to Do With Bible Flash Cards

| Dianna Wiebe |
Looking for fun things to do with Bible flash cards? What materials do you need? Once they are made, how to you change it up to keep your…

Grapevine Studies Doctrine

Many teachers and parents want to know what doctrine Grapevine Studies teaches because you are looking for a Bible curriculum that aligns…

Bible Flash Cards Games

Vacation time is here and you want to do Bible study in a fun and different way! But you have run out of ideas. We can help! Here are 7 f…

Bible Timeline Events for July 2022

The Bible timeline events for July brings us one of the most familiar stories of the Bible, the golden calf and Moses breaking the first …

Mother of the Bride Blessing

What is a Mother of the Bride blessing for her daughter as she prepares to marry? How can a mom bless and encourage her daughter as she p…

3 Bible Study Ideas for Summer

| Dianna Wiebe |
3 Bible Study Ideas for Summer Looking for Bible study ideas for this summer? Growing spiritually during the summer months can be challen…

Bible Timeline Events for June 2022

June brings some interesting events on the Bible timeline calendar, births, leprosy, and decrees! As we start the hot summer months, let’…

Dates for the New Testament – Part 4

Dates for New Testament Events – Part 4 This year we have looked at the historical dates for the New Testament. Primarily, I have use th…

6 Summer Bible Studies for Kids

| Dianna Wiebe |
Looking for summer Bible study ideas for kids? Summer Bible studies can be easy and fun for both you and your children! This summer help …

Dates for the Old Testament – Part 4

Dates for Old Testament Events – Part 4 Dates for the Old Testament can be hard to find and controversial, but that should not stop us f…

Mothers in Jesus’ Genealogy: Part 2

Today we continue to learn from the last two mothers in Jesus’ genealogy, Bathsheba and Mary found in the book of Matthew. In our last po…

Bible Timeline Events in May 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
The Bible Timeline events for May include many historical high points, the foundation of the First Temple being laid, remembering the dre…

Mothers in Jesus’ Genealogy: Part 1

Mother’s in Jesus’ Lineage Who are the mothers in Jesus’ genealogy? What do we know about these women? What can they teach us today abou…

What happened after the Resurrection?

| Dianna Wiebe |
We just celebrated Easter, but what happened after the Resurrection of Jesus?What events do we read about in the New Testament? Jesus die…

3 Ways to Engage Older Kids in Bible Study

| Dianna Wiebe |
Looking for ways to engage older kids in Bible study? What three simple things can you do to help teens stay involved and growing their B…

7 Teaching Tips for Preschool to Kindergarten Kids

| Dianna Wiebe |
Teaching little ones can be fun but challenging. Today, let’s look at ten teaching tips for you to use as you teach preschool through kin…

Bible Timeline Events in April 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
What took place on the Bible timeline in the month of April? April on our calendar coincides this year with the first month on the biblic…

How to Pray for Those in a War Zone

How can we pray for those in the war zone? There are ten ways you can pray for those trapped, escaping, and helping the refugees. For man…

What are the Spring Biblical Feasts?

| Dianna Wiebe |
Which biblical feasts are in the spring? Where do we find the spring feasts in the Bible? Has a friend has started talking about them and…

How to Teach the Bible Timeline

| Dianna Wiebe |
Teaching the Bible timeline can be challenging. Three things can make teaching the timeline fun and effective. At Grapevine, beginning in…

Bible Timeline Events in March 2022

We live in a world that is watching wars begin in our time. Looking back at the Bible Timeline events happening in March, we are reminded…

History of Lent

| Dianna Wiebe |
What is Lent? What is the history of Lent? In short, Lent is a forty-day period that many Christians use to prepare themselves for the co…

Dates for the New Testament – Part 3

| Dianna Wiebe |
Dates for New Testament Events – Part 3 Dates for the New Testament can be difficult to find and stir debate, but that should not stop u…

What is the holiday of Purim?

What is the holiday of Purim? Purim is a two-day celebration to remember the events recorded in the book of Esther. The original instruct…

Biblical Events in February 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
The biblical events in the month of February this year are very few due to this being a leap year on the biblical calendar. On the evenin…

3 Things that Help Your Child Retain the Bible

| Dianna Wiebe |
How can I help my child to retain the Bible stories they are learning? What are things that help children retain the Bible stories they a…

Dates for the Old Testament – Part 3

| Dianna Wiebe |
Dates for Old Testament Events – Part 3 Dates for the Old Testament can be hard to find and controversial, but that should not stop us f…

5 Steps for Reaching Your Bible Study Goals

| Dianna Wiebe |
Goals can be easy to set, but hard to reach. One goal we have is to do a daily Bible study. However, it is easy to become discouraged, yo…

Bible Timeline Events in January

| Dianna Wiebe |
As we enter the new year let’s look to see what Bible timeline events took place in the Bible during this month on January. The new year …

Best Homeschool Bible Curriculum for 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
What is the best homeschool Bible curriculum for your family to review in 2022? Each year, we meet families who are looking for a Bible c…

Who was Herod the Great?

| Dianna Wiebe |
Who was Herod the Great? Herod the Great is most famous for his role in the Christmas story, but what is the rest of his story? Who were …

Bible Timeline Events in December

| Dianna Wiebe |
As we enter the final month of 2021 many things are going through our minds from this past year. As we look at the events that took place…

3 Ways to Express Gratitude Today

| Dianna Wiebe |
3 Ways to Express Gratitude Today Gratitude is a virtue we all want to have but sometimes it is hard to know how to express it practica…

Dates for the New Testament – Part 2

| Dianna Wiebe |
Today we are going to look at part 2 dates for the New Testament. I am opening my personal notes and sharing them with you. Unless noted,…

5 Things Every Sunday School Class Needs

| Dianna Wiebe |
Sunday Schools today need five basic things to be successful: prayer, interaction with the Bible, encouragement for students to ask quest…

5 Things Your Christian Teens Need to Know About Their Faith

| Dianna Wiebe |
5 Things Christian Teens Need to Know About Their Faith It seems like just yesterday your teen was a toddler playing in the back yard. To…

Lessons from the Spiritual Desert

Don’t Waste Your Desert Have you ever had a time when you followed God as He led you in a new direction and it didn’t turn out like you h…

Dates for the Old Testament – Part 2

| Dianna Wiebe |
Dates for Old Testament Events – Part 2 Dates are a interesting but debated when it comes to the Bible, and this is why I have not inclu…

How to Find Something in the Bible

| Dianna Wiebe |
Are you a new believer and need to learn how to find something in the Bible? You are not alone! No one is born knowing how to navigate th…

The Biblical Fall Festivals 2021

| Dianna Wiebe |
The Biblical Fall Festivals of 2021 You’ve have heard about Jewish holidays, the Fall Festivals, Biblical Feasts, or the Feasts of the Lo…

Bible Timelines

| Dianna Wiebe |
Why You want to Teach Bible Timelines You want your students to actively engage in Bible study and retain what they are learning. But it …

Bible Timeline Events for June

| Dianna Wiebe |
Biblical timeline events in August start with the commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus. In August, we mark the day Moses re-cut …

Quick Start Guide for Overviews

| Dianna Wiebe |
Quick Start Guide for Overview Needing a quick overview of how Old and New Testament Overviews work at Grapevine? See how easy it is to t…

What is the Fruit of Your Home?

| Dianna Wiebe |
What is the Fruit of Your Home? What is your focus when it comes to parenting? Parenting is hard; long days, short nights, and trying to …

6 Tips for Summer Family Discipleship

| Dianna Wiebe |
Family Discipleship Family discipleship can be challenging in our day. Let’s look at some ways to help your children grow in our faith. ​…

Bible Timeline Events for June

Biblical timeline events in July remind us that God is at work in every generation. July we mark some interesting events on the Bible tim…

Why Drawing the Bible Helps Kids Retain the Stories

| Dianna Wiebe |
How Drawing the Bible Helps Kids Retain the Stories Would you be surprised to learn that simply drawing the Bible while learning the stor…

Learning the Bible on the Go

| Dianna Wiebe |
Bible study on the go Are you finding it hard to keep your kids learning the Bible on the go? Summers are busy! This is such a fun season…

Book or eBooks: Which is Best for Me?

Books or eBooks, which is best for me? Grapevine Studies will help you decide which format is best for you and your children. At Grapevin…

Biblical Events in April

April is the month for celebrating new beginnings! On the biblical Hebrew calendar, in the months of Nisan and Iyar, we celebrate the chi…

The Trials of Jesus Part 2

After being arrested in the garden, Jesus endured six trials before being crucified. The first three trials were religious and the last t…

The Trials of Jesus Part 1

After being arrested, Jesus endured six trials the night and morning before being crucified. Who led the trials of Jesus and what was the…

Why is Passover in March and Easter in April this year?

| Dianna Wiebe |
This year Passover is celebrated a week before Easter, but why? In order to understand why this is happening, we need to look at how the …

Bible Timeline

March 2 – Adar 18 Half-Shekel: According to some Christian traditions, this is the day Jesus told Peter to catch a fish, take the coin fr…

Fun Facts about Esther

| Dianna Wiebe |
Are you teaching the book of Esther? Are you looking for some general background information to help you prepare for a class? We can help…

How Our Modern Calendar Was Created

| Dianna Wiebe |
How Did We Get Our Modern Calendar? Have you ever wondered how our modern calendar came into existence? Have you read the Bible and found…

Where was Jesus Born?

| Dianna Wiebe |
Where was Jesus Born? When you picture the birth of Jesus Christ what comes to mind? Where was Jesus born?  A cave converted into a stabl…

3 Ways of Getting Closer to God

Getting closer to God is a goal we have but the busyness of life often holds us. back from growing as much as we desire. Today, let’s loo…

How Was Time Measured in the Bible?

| Dianna Wiebe |
Have you ever wondered how our current calendar came into existence? Have you read the Bible and found the months different from the cale…

Bible Timeline Events Happening in August 2022

| Dianna Wiebe |
What Bible timeline events happen in August this year? Let’s look to see what events in biblical history occurred this month. August begi…

7 Things to Look for in Your Next Bible Study

| Dianna Wiebe |
As a Christian homeschool mom, you want to include Bible study in your daily schedule. Does this mean you simply read the Bible each day …

How to Choose a Bible Study for Your Kids

| Dianna Wiebe |
As parents, we know we should be teaching the Bible to our children, but where do we start? How do we choose a course of study? It can fe…

Bible Timeline Events in March 2020

Have you read about an event in the Bible and wondered how it corresponds to our modern calendar? Below see some of the biblical events o…

What Rebekah Can Teach Us About Marriage

| Dianna Wiebe |
I often introduce my husband as my boyfriend, and then tell people that we have been married for over 30 years. So, why do I call him my …

Bible Timeline Events in February 2020

| Dianna Wiebe |
This month begins with the presentation of Jesus at the Temple and ends with the completion of the Second Temple. February 2 – Shevat 7Pr…

Football and Discipleship

| Dianna Wiebe |
Football and discipleship, what do they have in common? How can looking at one of the greatest coaches in football help us to disciple ne…

4 Tips for Setting Your Bible Study Goals in 2020

| Dianna Wiebe |
Goals can be easy to set, but hard to meet. One goal many of us set each year is to spend more time in God’s Word. However, it is easy to…

Bible Timeline Events in January 2023

| Dianna Wiebe |
What Bible timeline events take place at the beginning of the year? Discover what day Simeon was born and which day we commemorate Jesus …

What holiday did Jesus celebrate this time of year?

| Dianna Wiebe |
What holiday did Jesus celebrate this time of year? Jesus lived in a Jewish culture rich with biblical history and tradition. In order t…

Bible Timeline Events in December 2019

| Dianna Wiebe |
Bible Timeline Events in December December 12 – Kislev 14 Reuben: This is the birthday of Reuben, first-born son of Jacob by his wife Lea…

Bible Timeline Events in November 2019

| Dianna Wiebe |
Biblical Events in November 2019 Do you ever wonder when events took place during the year? Drawing from biblical references, Christian t…

How to Teach a Preschool – Kindergarten a Bible Lesson with Grapevine

| Dianna Wiebe |
How to Teach a Preschool to Kindergarten a Bible Lesson Teaching a preschool and kindergarten Bible lesson is both challenging and reward…

God is Still in the Miracle Business – Part 2

It’s Been a Year… Have you ever had an experience that affected you for months or even years to come? The death of a loved one you were v…

How to Defeat Hamans

Have you ever wondered why we see so much evil in our generation? Have you seen or experienced hostility against those who love and try t…

3 Areas to Focus on for Spiritual Growth

As we look forward to a new year, we instantly think of setting new goals for ourselves. Setting and reaching goals helps us to move forw…

Why is Scripture Writing Important

| Dianna Wiebe |
Every time you open your Bible, do you feel overwhelmed and inadequate? Do you wonder where to start? I know how discouraging it can be t…

Summer Devotions

| Dianna Wiebe |
Tools for Summer Devotions Summer devotions can be challenging, but they don’t have to be boring! Here are new tools to try and a simple …

5 Ways to Use Flashcards for Bible Study on a Trip

| Dianna Wiebe |
Flashcards for Bible Study “Are we there yet?” Every parent who has taken a trip with a child has heard those words. How do we keep our …

When All Hope Seems Lost Part 2

Are you currently experiencing a time of famine in your life? Have you lost hope? Famine in the land or in our lives is virtually inevit…

A Biblical Example of a Mother-in-Law

Striving to be a good mother-in-law? Or maybe looking forward to that day when you will be one? Naomi shared a special relationship with …

When All Hope Seems Lost

For years our family struggled financially. As a mother, it was my role to keep the peace in our home and hold us together during stressf…

Age Appropriate Bible Study

What does your child need to know about the Bible? Let’s look at age appropriate bible study! As a homeschool mother of four graduates, I…

Happy 70th Birthday Israel

| Dianna Wiebe |
Happy Birthday Israel! This year the modern state of Israel will celebrate its 70th Birthday! Israel is the only nation or people group i…

The Importance of Baby Dedications

Presentation of Jesus This year, the celebration to remember the presentation of Jesus at the Temple was February 2, 2018. But what does …

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