List of Bible Themes

The Bible contains 66 books written by 40 authors over 1,500 years. Despite these statistics, the books of the Bible are united by numerous themes that are evident from Genesis to Revelation.

This list is a resource for the book Story Secrets from the Bible: Develop and Deliver Children’s Stories for Worship, VBS and Bible Study.

For this list, I conducted a search of key themes in the Bible via online searches (“key themes in the Bible”), recalled several verses that include descriptions of God (Exodus 34:6, 7) and Christian growth (Philippians 4:8, 2 Peter 1:5-7) and quickly scanned several books of the Bible for themes. Three helpful websites are:

The print version Story Secrets from Scripture includes a list of 200 of these themes. The regularly updated list is available on NotesForLearning.com/themes.

A
Abundance Acceptance Advent Altar Anointed Ask Atonement Authority

B
Babylon Baptism Beginning Believe Birth Blameless Blessing Books Bread Bride

C
Called Celebration Character Charity Children Chosen Church Cleanse Clothing Coming Commandments Commitment Communion Community Compassion Confess Conquest Converted Covenant Creation Creator Crown

D
Death Deliverance Disciple Dispersion Dominion

E
Encouragement End Endurance Eternity Exile

F
Faith Faithfulness Fasting Father Fellowship Firstfruits Follow Forever Forgiveness Found Free Freedom Friendship Fruit Fulfillment

G
Generosity Gentleness Gift Giving Glory God Goodness Gospel Grace Growth

H
Harvest Healing Heart Heaven Heritage Holiness HolySpirit Home Honor Hope Hospitality Humanity Humility Hypocrisy

I
Identity Image Inheritance Innocent Instruction

J
Journey Joy Jubilee Justice Justify

K
Kindness King Kingdom Knowledge

L
Lament Law Learning Life Light Living Longsuffering Lost Love

M
Marriage Martyr Meditate Memorial Mercy Message Messenger Messiah Ministry Mission Morality Mystery

N
Name Nation Need Neighbor

O
Obedience Offering Oneness Overcoming

P
Patience Peace Perfection Perseverance Pity Power Praise Prayer Preparation Preservation Pride Priest Promise Prophecy Prophet Provide Purity

R
Reconstruction Redeemed Refuge Reign Rejoice Remission Remnant Repentance Representative Respect Rest Restoration Resurrection Return Revelation Reverence Reward Righteousness

S
Sabbath Sacred Sacrifice Salvation Sanctify Sanctuary Sealed Seek Self-control Selfishness Servant Serve Share Shepherd Signs Sin Slavery Son Soul Sovereignty Spirit Strength Submission Suffering Symbol

T
Teaching Temple Tenderness Testimony Testing Thanksgiving Throne Tithe Time Transgression Transition Treasure Tribulation Trinity Trust Truth

U
Understanding Unfaithfulness Unification Unity Upright

V
Victory Virgin

W
Washed Will Wisdom Witness Word Worship Worthy

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