My last post, A Scatterbrain’s Guide to Memorizing Scripture, was focused on how adults with memory issues, such as myself, can memorize Scripture.
This week I promised to give tips to help kids memorize Scripture too. I teach Sunday school and AWANA at my church, but I am always seeking to improve my skills. I am not going to reinvent the wheel. There is a wealth of information found on the internet about such a topic. Patti Brown on her blog, Do Not Depart, wrote Top 10 Scripture Memorization Tips for Kids. She provides ways to help kids memorize verses according to their individual learning style.
A Yahoo contributor, Marilyn K. Smith, also posted an article, How to Help Children Memorize Scripture the Fun Way! She listed some creative games that kids could play while learning Scripture verses that I can’t wait to try out on my students tomorrow night.
Why is teaching our children God’s Word important? Our culture is changing quickly. A little over sixty years ago, our society’s values matched what was being taught at home and at church. Today in America, society’s beliefs are polar opposite to what is being taught in Christian homes and churches. Children are hearing that the world was created by evolution, same-sex marriage and sex outside of marriage are morally right, abortion is a free right, and Christians are intolerant. Kids need to hear and know the truth when they hear these lies being told by their teachers, government officials, and celebrities.
In a day when young adults are arming themselves with assault weapons to destroy, we need to arm our kids with God’s Word “to build themselves up in the most holy faith,” Jude 1:20 so they can, “test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will,” Romans 12:2.