Today, I’m posting a way for you to teach the memory verse for the lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. At the end of this week, I’ll post a Bible story to use with this lesson.
Focus Point: God wants us to be Ready to live the Christian life, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel.
Goal: Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness..
Focus Verse: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Memory Verse Activity
Items needed: Memory verse overhead, Posters with each word of the verse on a separate poster.
Have posters scattered all over the room. Each poster has one word of the memory verse. One poster has the memory verse reference. Say the verse with the children a couple of times.
Christianity is not for wimps. A Christian is Ready, Expecting and Determined at all times. That is why it is important to be on our guard against temptation to do wrong. We also need to stand firm in our faith or our belief in Christ. To do this we have to be strong and courageous. We must also train just as emergency workers train to do their jobs.
A Christian trains by learning the Word of God, praying, praising, and going to church. Just as a police officer without training would not know how to guard against being caught unaware by a bad guy, a Christian who does not train, can’t stand firm when the enemy comes against him.
We are going to do some training right know. When I say Emergency, I want you to get out of your seats and find a poster with a word on it. Then I want you to bring it to the front and put the words in order to make today’s memory verse. I will time you.
Have them do this 2 to 3 times.
The more you played this game, the easier it became and you became faster at it. The more you train to be a Christian by praying, praising, learning the Bible, and coming to church, the easier it will be to Stand Firm in the faith and to live the Christian life.