The Memorized Word and the Fight of Faith + Friday Contest

It is always encouraging at Children Desiring God to hear from those who use our resources. The following testimonies are from churches and parents using the Fighter Verse Scripture memory program. This first testimony comes from a mother in Minnesota:

“My son [5 years old] and I do personal devotions in the morning before going to school…along with the Foundation Verses and/or Fighter Verses. Well, last week, as we were coming home from school, he asked if he could climb “his” tree, and I reminded him the three things he needs to do as soon as we get home: take his school shoes off, put his backpack away, and change from his uniform into play clothes. I felt him tense for a second and then relax. As we entered the house he said, “Mom, I was going to argue with you but the Holy Spirit reminded me one of the verses hidden in my heart, and so I didn’t! I obeyed!” I asked him which Bible verse that was, and he said, “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.”…We’re celebrating the work of the Holy Spirit in his heart, and glorifying God!

This next testimony comes from a children’s ministry leader from a church in Wisconsin that started a weekly memory program using first the verses from CDG curriculum, and then from the Fighter Verses Scripture memory program:

One day [a six-year-old girl from this church] lost her temper as her father was disciplining her. After correcting her, he talked with her about the importance of self control. Her eyes got big and she said “Daddy, that is just like one of my Sunday school Verses.” He asked her which one and she said “Proverbs 14:29: Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly” Needless to say, her dad told me this story with tears in his eyes.

Finally, this testimony comes from an associate pastor’s wife in Alberta, Canada:

A few months ago we ordered a pack of Fighter Verses for ourselves, believing that God was stirring us to know His Word better. After we received our pack, we ordered 20 more to give to friends and family as we were led. My husband recently preached a sermon on knowing the Word and offered our last 2 verse packs to whoever wanted them. The first 2 people out the door asked for them! Many others asked where they could get a pack. Due to the response, we ordered another 20 and made them available at church this morning. Again, they disappeared quickly, and others were asking if we have any more coming. We are so excited and encouraged to see our church respond in this way.

Friday Contest—If you, too, would like to start using the Fighter Verse Scripture memory program, we  plan to give away a free copy of Fighter Verse Pack (a two-ring binder containing five sets of verses, 52 passages each). Simply leave us a comment about why you would like to receive this resource and your name will be entered in the contest. Leave your comment by Wednesday, November 13. We will randomly select the winner on Monday, November 18.

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

18 Responses to “The Memorized Word and the Fight of Faith + Friday Contest”

  1. Kendal Barriere November 8, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    I have a 4, 2, 0 year old. I would love to start this with the oldest now and gradually incorporate the other two as thry get older.

  2. Marguerite Harrell November 8, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I do use Fighter Verses with our church family every week. We are on John 5:39-40 this week.
    I know this will be a wonderful gift for to the family that do have children. I would love to see them to use them.

    Hungry for His Word,
    Marguerite

  3. Mary November 8, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Would love to start doing this with my kids.
    Thanks!

  4. Andrea November 8, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    I want to shower my children with scripture. This would be a wonderful resource.

  5. Kim Magnus November 8, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    I love anything that helps me encourage our family to memorize the Word.

  6. Megan Wynne November 8, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    We would love this resource as a family as we teach our kids to hide God’s Word in their hearts. We have been reminded recently through the ministry of ELAM the value of God’s Word for so many people in the world, like Iran. We want to teach our kids to value it as precious as well. It was a rich reminder for us. Thanks!

  7. Deb Hudson November 8, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I would like to gift this to a young family in our church. What a blessing it would be to them!

  8. Kristy November 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I am always looking for verses for my children to learn. Help would be great!

  9. Emily N. November 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    I’ve been copying verses down onto notecards but would love a resource already prepared for me and my family!

  10. Jessica Johnston November 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    I would use these with my children.

  11. Teresa November 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I have three children of which the oldest is an almost three-year-old with an extremely strong will. My husband and I struggle continually with how best encourage the Spirit’s work in her heart and which verses to select for her to memorize. Scripture verses have helped her so many times to take steps towards obedience. This sounds like it could definitely be of great help in encouraging her to plant God’s word in her heart.

  12. Jacquie Olsen November 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    I have two three-year olds and they have already memorized Psalm 100. Tools are so helpful in keeping us on task and being diligent teachers of Scripture.

  13. Dale November 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    They would be a great resource to use with my students at work.

  14. Makayla Estoos November 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    I would be overjoyed to implement these with my children!

  15. Maggie November 12, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    I LOVE God and teaching His word! I am a homeschooling mom to two boys (5 and 3). This would be a great resource to use when teaching them about the Word of God. I am also the Children’s Church director at our church, so this would be another place where I could use them.

  16. Darina November 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Our church is considering starting a memory program later this school year. We are planning to follow Bethlehem’s Fighter Verse program.

  17. Marilane Carter November 13, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    This would be a wonderful resource as we train our young children and as my husband and I serve with children and youth in the church.

  18. Gloria Tam November 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    I have been using the Foundation Verses for my daughter who is in preschool. I started using the Fighter Verse songs in my car to help myself memorizing the Word of God. To my surprise, my daughter is also learning with me. At first, I did not think she would be able to learn the longer verses on Fighter Verse songs but I was wrong. At times, she would sing the songs in shower and other times. Thanks for the resources!

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