30 Short Bible Verses for kids to memorize

Here at RaiseUPfaith we believe in giving kids the things they will need to help them navigate through life. One tool which is really powerful is learning key Bible verses about God’s promises for them, for their family, church and the wider world.

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With our different styles of curriculum at RaiseUPfaith we promote learning Bible verses in lots of different ways. Children learn best by engaging all their senses and their bodies, through the scripture songs in our God Rocks series, to our key verses in our Little Worship Company Curriculum.

How to engage children in learning Bible verses

  1. Break them down. Where the verses are quite long, make sure your children hear the key parts and repeat those. It’s important to hear the whole verse but also for kids to take away the central message of the verse.

  2. It helps to give a bit of context for the verse. Tell the story around the verse so your kids know how it fit’s in with God’s big story.

  3. Let your kids see you reading your Bible too and saying out loud verses that are important to you. Give your children a window into your faith to help them grow in their own.

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Here are 30 Bible verses that will help our kids to remember three important things: the God loves each of us, that we are part of God’s big family and that we can know Jesus as our friend and king.

God Loves Each Of Us:

Exodus 34:6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,”

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 36: 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,

slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord

Ephesians 3:17-18 So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

We are all part of God’s Big Family

Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Luke 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Romans 12:5 So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

We can know Jesus as our friend and king

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Isaiah 64:8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 28:20b And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

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