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25 Bible Verses to Memorize with Your Kids

  • Debbie McDaniel Contributing Writer
  • 2016 30 Sep
25 Bible Verses to Memorize with Your Kids
One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word.
  • Memorize God's Word Together

    One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word. Yet often as adults, we may find ourselves struggling to memorize verses. Maybe we find it difficult to remember the words, or life feels full, we get busy, and it doesn’t seem that important in our day. But God reminds us over and over in the Bible how crucial it is to know the His Truth and the freedom it brings to our lives.

    Children are like sponges, soaking up truth and information, especially during their formative years. They want to know things, they have a lot of questions, they love to memorize, especially when we make it fun and an important part of our own lives.

  • 1. God’s great love for us.

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

  • 2. Truth about sin.

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

  • 3. The greatest gift of God.

    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

  • 4. Christ died for us.

    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

  • 5. What salvation means.

    That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with you heart that you believe and justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10

  • 6. Truth about forgiveness.

    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

  • 7. Assurance that God is Creator.

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

  • 8. When we feel afraid.

    “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3

  • 9. The importance of obedience.

    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise.” Ephesians 6:1-2

  • 10. The fruit of the Spirit.

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

  • 11. When we feel worried.

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

  • 12. The value of memorizing God’s words.

    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

  • 13. Assurance that God is always with us.

    Remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

  • 14. God gives us strength.

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

  • 15. Reminder that His Words are true and bring freedom.

    Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

  • 16. We can be brave and courageous through Him.

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9

  • 17. What Jesus says are the two greatest commandments.

    Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39

  • 18. God gives purpose and hope in our lives.

    For I know the plans I have for you, declare the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

  • 19. How we should treat others.

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

  • 20. We can trust God to always lead us.

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  • 21. God is greater than anything we face.

    You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

  • 22. We never have to be afraid for He is with us.

    Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  • 23. We are strong in the Lord.

    Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become faint.” Isaiah 40:31

  • 24. We can give Him all of our cares and worries, because He cares.

    Cast all your worries on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

  • 25. Jesus is the Only Way to Heaven.

    Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6

    This slideshow was adapted from the article 25 Verses to Memorize with Your Kids, written by Debbie McDaniel.

    Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page,, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at and

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