I have had the privilege to serve the Lord as a Pastor for a number of years and I love ministering to children as well as adults. Many times a young couple that may not attend church at all or if they attend, they do so sporadically will often become heavily involved in the church when their children are growing up. Even when the parent isn’t all the way onboard to attend church and learn about God, they still will be led to have their children go to Sunday school or church. It is an innate sense that parents have. God brings the adult parent back into the church through the door of having their own children grow up learning about God and Jesus. There are many great children’s programs that help children learn about God and most of these include teaching the children stories from Scripture and also having the children memorize scripture verses. The verses below are both great verses for children to memorize and also learn what they are teaching about Scripture.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise), that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.
Verses for Kids to Learn
Psalms 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalms 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalms 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
Isaiah 43:5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
2 Timothy 1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Bible Verses Jesus Spoke About Kids
Matthew 18:2-4 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 19:14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Scripture Quotes Containing Commands and Instruction to Kids
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
Proverbs 1:8-9 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
I have included some of my personal favorites and verses that I learned as a young child. Many times we take more than a letter from the God of all creation. God wants to speak to you this day through his words. Teach these verses to your children and memorize the verses along side of your children. Memory verses are not just for children but also for all of us. Pick verses that are meaningful to you and study them.
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