Memory Verse Know How (3)

So we have thought about why we teach children to learn part of the Bible and how we go about making a beginning. We have a verse and we’ve got an exciting way of getting the children thinking about the concept we want them to remember. But what about those words that can be tricky to understand? What about making sure that what we are trying to teach is the same thing as the children are learning? Sometimes words need to be explained.why teach memory verses?

Let’s look at the verses that we used last time and think about some words that we may need to explain or clarify.

Verse – Psalm 119: 130 ‘The unfolding of your words gives light’ – We may need to ask the children whose words give light? Is it our words or someone else’s? Who is that someone else? It’s God’s words that give light.

Verse – Psalm 119:73 ‘Your hands have made me’. Again, who is the verse talking about? Ask the children who it is that this part of the Bible says made them.

Verse – Luke 19:10 ‘For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost’- Who is the Son of man? We need to explain that this is a title that Jesus gave to himself. If you have introduced the verse by hunting for lego mini figures you can explain that you were seeking for them. Who are the lost? What does that mean? People who don’t know Jesus.

Learning a verse from the Bible is a good thing to do. Learning it and understanding it is a better thing to do.

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4 thoughts on “Memory Verse Know How (3)

  1. Steve October 12, 2015 at 14:35 Reply

    Very clear and straight forward

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    • lundygirl October 12, 2015 at 14:36 Reply

      Thank you. Hope you find it useful 🙂

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  2. Kirsty November 10, 2015 at 20:20 Reply

    We learned ‘The Word of the Lord stands forever’ as our first verse at the beginning of last year. After a whole year, repeating it every week, they obviously knew it well. Great!

    Except I discovered at the end of the year that they had no idea this was referring to the Bible – oops! I know I did explain it in the first lesson, but I guess explanations also need to be repeated.

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    • lundygirl November 11, 2015 at 18:44 Reply

      That’s a good point – even when we’ve included something the children can miss what we’ve said and easily forget. they have a lot to think about and the time we spend teaching them is just a very small part of their lives.

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