26 Bible Verses You Can Teach Your Child in a Year
One for every letter of the Alphabet!
I started teaching Bible Verses to BigG when he was just 3. Working at a rate of roughly 1 verse every 2 weeks it would take a year to learn 26 – or one for every letter of the alphabet.
Here he is after learning his first two verses. ADORABLE.
I just can’t handle that cuteness! So here are the 26 verses we learned. On the weeks the verse was pretty simple and he picked it up quickly, we would spend a few days going back through all of them we had learned up to that point for review. It doesn’t do any good to run through them if they don’t remember B by the time they get to Z.
I will say that, I didn’t really keep up with the translations we used. Most are going to be NIV, some KJV and some might be NASB. I bounced around versions to make the words easy for young children and sometimes to make the verse fit the letter (for example, Psalm 119:105 in the KJV says “Thy Word” which is great for the letter ‘T’ but in the NIV it says “Your Word” – doesn’t work for T).
So after that disclaimer, here’s the verses:
A – As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
B – Be kind to one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
C – Create in me a pure heart, O God. Psalm 51:10
D – Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
E – Every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God. Romans 14:11
F – Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Isaiah 41:10
I have to stop right here and show you the video of BigG (when he was quite little!) saying Isaiah 41:10.
I told you the cuteness was too much!
G – Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone. Mark 16:15
H – Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4
I – In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
J – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
K – Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Psalm 34:13
L – Let us love one another for love comes from God. 1 John 4:7
M – Man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
N – Nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37
O – O, God, You are my God. I earnestly seek you. Psalm 63:1
P – Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. Psalm 106:1
Q – Be Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
R – Rejoice in the Lord always. And again I say, Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
S – Store your treasures in Heaven where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20
T – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
U – Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it. Proverbs 16:22
V – Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. John 6:47
W – Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3
X – Let us eXamine our ways and test them. Let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40
Y – You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
Z – Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. Luke 19:5
There you have it! January is right around the corner so it’s a great time to get started on learning verses! By this time next year, your child (and you!) will know 26!