My Sunday School class has slowed down our reading of the Bible. Now that we are in the New Testament (just at the start of a New Year!), we are going to go a few chapters at a time rather than half or all of a book a week. We began this past week with Matthew 1-4. It was a shorter reading than I had become accustomed to but there is so much packed into 4 chapters! As I was reading it I was thinking about memory verses. We haven't focused on memorization much in our school time but I really want to implement that more.
As I read through the beginning of Matthew 4 and focused on Satan's temptation of Jesus, I realized there are 3 terrific memory verses right there. What words could be better to memorize than those spoken by Jesus?
So we will be beginning 2016 by learning the 3 reponses Jesus gave to Satan.
From Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (NIV)
From Matthew 4:7 Do not put the Lord your God to the test. (NIV)
From Matthew 4:10 Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only. (NIV)
We know Jesus was quoting scripture we have in the Old Testament. These are simple verses that shouldn't take long to remember. I will post them in our school room and write them down for each of the kids. Once they can both quote one from memory, we will move on to the next one. Since we are studying Matthew right now, I'm sure I will be taking our next set of memory verses from it as well.
Do you memorize scripture in your homeschool or home? Do you have a favorite method for choosing verses or for memorization?
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