Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Why? This was the verse our oldest son chose as his favorite scripture the year that he sincerely struggled with his spirituality and made a decision for Christ. [You can read more about that story here.] But before our son had ever chosen this as a “favorite scripture,” our family had memorized it via Seeds Family Worship.
About Memorizing Scripture
There are days when I fail miserably and my character flaws are stretched before me as a yawning mess. Nevertheless… though I am weak, He is strong. It is through the scriptures that my mind is set aright.The scriptures give me direction and reset my vision when my focus wanders. And I am made whole again despite my flaws, just because I’ve been reminded of God’s immense love for me.
Then there are the days when I feel so weary [or simply lack the motivation to do anything]. When I am only on day 1 of my husband’s 30-day absence as he works off the coast of Brazil, God’s Word is there to sustain me and quiet my heart. When the tough times hit, when I get discouraged or lonely, when I feel like a failure that’s never going to get this whole motherhood thing right – songs of scripture come to my mind and help me through the next few moments when all I want to do is cry out in despair [or simply steep in a useless bout of apathy or self-pity… or self-loathing].
God’s Word is a special treasure hidden within my heart to not just help me guide my children, but to help me guide me. And I am thankful for others who offer their talents to help hide God’s Word in my heart – and in the hearts of my children.
How We Memorize Large Passages of Scripture
Our family is a fair bunch of audial learners who must drive at least 30 minutes to get anywhere. So… if something’s set to music, we can memorize it. In the past, we’ve enjoyed memorizing scripture by listening to Seeds Family Worship, The Blazing Center, Steve Green’s Hide’em in your Heart, and Mega Verse Ministries.
About Classical Conversations Bible Memory Work
About our Community’s Bible Memory Work
As a family, we plan to always have CC’s suggested Bible memory work on our tri-fold board to at least review and talk about it. We will also attempt to memorize Exodus 20:1-17 this year. But, to be honest, that long passage was looking a bit overwhelming to me…
Now that we are entering Cycle 2, our community is again using Mega Verses to memorize Ephesians 6 using this hand motion video [provided on Youtube by the Hendricks family].
- This is one song with the entire Ephesians 6:1-24 passage
- Handmotions Video is on DVD, which prevents technical / wifi mishaps on CC meeting days
- There’s a TRACK version without lyrics (for our future performance)
- The Hendricks family is precious and we want to support their ministry
Through Mega Verse Ministries, Tommy & Jo Hendricks use their musical gifts to assist other families with memorizing large passages of scripture. Based out of Tallahassee, FL, this CC family provides songs and downloadable lyric videos that can be used for worship at churches and in homes, and they even take their kids on the road to churches and family events singing their scripture songs and encouraging families to memorize God’s Word! [If your church would be interested in hosting them for a special night of worship, visit their site at MegaVerses.com. You can also download the informational flyer here.]
For $0.99, you can download the 5-minute song of Ephesians 6:1-24 (KJV). To order a CD of all three cycles of Bible memory work for $6, visit the Mega Verse King James CD Page, or download the Mega Verses King James CD or Ephesians 6 song on iTunes.
Songs for Ephesians 6 [and other passages]:
Armor of God Bible Curriculum from Ministry-to-Children
Armor of God Copywork Printables
Armor of God Matching Game
Ephesians 6 Paper Toy
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