Bible Pictionary can help kids learn the most popular scriptures among Christians today. If you use a list of popular scriptures when designing Bible Pictionary play, you can accomplish many things: Kids can have fun drawing, guessing, and winning, all the while learning the scriptures involved in the strategy!
Below are Bible Pictionary-worthy scriptures taken from a list of “The 100 Most Popular Scriptures for Christians.” Some have been eliminated for lack of viable keywords, so there are no longer quite 100 scriptures. But that doesn’t mean that “picturizing” the keywords in the remaining scriptures will be a walk in the park!
There are two ways to play using these scriptures:
The first is by reading the scripture two or three times to the group but not reading the keyword. Once the picture-making starts, players will have to guess which word in the scripture their team artist is drawing. The second way is harder—simply having players draw the concept of the keyword and then read the scripture afterward. The first way is more conducive to learning scriptures, though the second is very appealing to artists who draw well and quickly!
ANSWER: 1 Pet 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
ANXIETY: 1 Pet 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
BAPTIZE: Matt 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
BOOK: Josh 1:8: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
BURDEN: Matt 11:30: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
CHILDREN: John 1:12: Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
CHRIST: Rom 8:39: Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
CLOTHE: Col 3:12: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
CLOUD: Heb 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
COMPLETE: Phil 1:6: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
CONDEMN: John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
CONFESS: 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us.
CREATION: 2 Cor 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
DEMONS: Rom 8:38: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers.
DESIRES: 2 Pet 1:4: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
DISCIPLES: John 13:35: By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
DISCIPLINE: 2 Tim 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
EAGLES: Isa 40:31: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
EARTH: Matt 28:18: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
FAITH: Heb 11:1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
FEMALE: Gen 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
FRUIT: Gal 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (continued in next word)
GENTLENESS: Gal 5:23: gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
GRACE: Eph 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
HEALED: Isa 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
HEART: Ps 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
HEARTS: John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
HOLY SPIRIT: Rom 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
KINGDOM: Matt 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
LIFE: Rom 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
LIGHT: Matt 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
LIVE: Gal 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
LIVESTOCK: Gen 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
LOVE: 1 John 3:16: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
MEETING: Heb 10:25: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
MESSAGE: Rom 10:17: Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
MIND: Isa 26:3: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
MONEY: Heb 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
OBEY: Matt 28:20: And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
PATHS: Prov 3:6: In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
PEACE: Phil 4:7: And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
PERSEVERE: Jas 1:12: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
POWER: 2 Cor 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
PRAYER: Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
PREPARED: Eph 2:10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
PRIEST: Heb 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.
PROSPER: Jer 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
RESURRECTION: John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”
REWARDS: Heb 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
RICHES: Phil 4:19: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
SACRIFICE: Rom 12:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
SALVATION: Acts 4:12: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
SHEEP: Isa 53:6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
SIN: Rom 3:23: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
SINNERS: Rom 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
SORROWS: Isa 53:4: Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
STRENGTH: Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
SWORD: Heb 4:12: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
TEACHING: 2 Tim 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.
TEMPLE: 1 Cor 6:19: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
TEMPTATION: 1 Cor 10:13: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
TERRIFIED: Josh 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
TESTING: Jas 1:3: Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
THIEF: John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
THINK: Phil 4:8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
THOUGHTS: Isa 55:8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
THRONE: Heb 12:2: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
TRANSFORM: Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
TRIALS: Jas 1:2: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.
TROUBLE: John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
TRUST: Prov 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
TRUTH: John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
UNITY: Ps 133:1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
VISION: Acts 18:9: One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.”
WEARY: Matt 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
WITNESSES: Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
WORD: John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
WORKS: Eph 2:9: Not by works, so that no one can boast.
WORLD: John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
WOUNDS: 1 Pet 2:24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
YOKE: Matt 11:29: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.