Summer Bible Memory Challenge

 

 

Are you ready for a challenge?  
We double dare you and your family to memorize God's Word!
 
 

WEEK 1

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Additional verses:

Matthew 6:19-21 

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store p for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Titus 3:4-6

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

 

WEEK 2

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, … a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

2 Corinthians 1:5

For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

 

WEEK 3

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

James 4:10

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

WEEK 4

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

Psalm 84:2

My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

 

WEEK 5

Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, a mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

 

WEEK 6

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

 

WEEK 7

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 14:19

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

 

WEEK 8

Matthew 5:10

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.

Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

 

 

WEEK 9

Matthew 5:11

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse.

Matthew 5:44

But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.

 

WEEK 10

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Discussion Questions:

 

What does it say?

(Try to put it in your own words)

 

What does it mean?

(look up the context in which it was given; compare with other verses to give insight; check meanings of words)

 

What difference does it make? (How will I apply these truths in my life?)