Freebie Friday #54: CSI Crime Scenes from the Bible

Free youth ministry resources every FridayPaul Turner, a youth ministry veteran of over 20 years, graciously provides this week’s Freebie Friday resource. He’s written two CSI style “seasons” for you to freely use in your youth ministries. Each season contains four lessons that include crime scene photos, detailed instructions, and everything else you’ll need to pull off crime scene investigations in scripture.

PDF IconDownload Crime Scenes from the Bible – Part 1

PDF IconDownload Crime Scenes from the Bible – Part 2

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Posted on January 4, 2008

  • Mary

    I tried to download the two Crime Scenes from the Bible files and it said there was an error in the files and they could not be recovered. I thought they looked like a great idea to use with my youth group. Is there any way I can get the files?

  • I’ve tested both PDF files again and they seem to work fine. Maybe you’re using an old version of Adobe Reader or something?

  • Hello Mary,

    I’m Paul Turner the author of the studies. If it continues to not open for you maybe I can send it to you lesson by lesson as a zip file. Thanks for your interest.

    Paul Turner

  • Thanks, Paul! :)

  • Bradley

    I tried to download both of these files as well. It also keeps showing up as an error.

  • Tim,

    I’m open to suggestions to make the files more accessible. Do you want me to send you individual files and see if they work any better? I know you said they worked for you and they worked for me. I have a mac so everything works for me LOL. Anyway, your suggestions are welcome.


  • Janet Huffman

    Do you have a crime scene for the resurrection? We are doing a youth rally for the area and someone found your website. It has been very helpful. Thank you for blessing others.

  • Hey Janet,

    I am currently working on Crimes Scenes from the New Testament. The resurrection is one of them and deal with the stolen body theory. I can see if I can finish that one up and send it to you. My e-mail is Are you wanting to use the Crime Scene as part of the rally? If so when is the rally? Let me know and I may be able to get you the study for it.


  • John

    Helped me out a bunch, great post!

  • Glenys Morris

    Thanks for the series part 1 and 2 and found them well received by my high school students in a sunday school class. I see by these posts that you are working on a new testament series. Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of it. I will also send you an email to the above address in the previous post. My address is

  • Wow! Thanks so very much! These are great ideas! :)

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