memory verses

Parents—we love to partner with you as you invest in your child’s spiritual journey! One way you can continue the conversation at home is by going over the week’s memory verse and talking about what it means with your child.



JOHN 10:27

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.


What the kids learned:
God talks to kids every day, and I can learn to recognize God’s voice (based on the story where Samuel hears God found in 1 Samuel 3).


Family Challenge:
Take a family walk this week and listen for hidden sounds. See how many sounds you can discover that you might normally miss when you’re playing, talking or laughing. When you get home, review all of the sounds and talk about how we often don’t hear them because we’re not paying attention. Remind your kid(s) that—in the same way—we can miss hearing God’s voice if we’re not listening for it.


Dinnertime Discussion:
At dinnertime this week, ask one of these questions to get your family talking:

1. What was your favorite part of today?

2. What was the funniest thing you saw today?

3. What was the hardest thing that happened to you today?

4. If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently today?

Use these questions to help kids discover how God may be trying to get their attention through the circumstances of their day. Follow up these conversations by asking kids how the events of the day made them feel and what God might want them to do about it.



JOHN 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.



For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.