Fighter Verses

  1. The Power of the Memorized Word for Graduates

    The Power of the Memorized Word for Graduates

    The soon-to-be graduates in our homes and churches are about to enter a new phase of life. Whether they have chosen college, trade school, the military, missions, or other full-time employment, they will encounter a variety of opportunities as they explore their God-given abilities and sharpen their focus on the future. Most will also experience life apart from the daily presence of their parents, becoming more responsible for their own everyday decisions. By God’s grace, many will enjoy tremendous spiritual growth. But make no mistake, there are serious dangers as they enter this new season of life. The world wants to capture their hearts and minds with godless philosophies and empty deceit (Colossians 2:8). Satan and his evil forces are scheming to bring about their fall (Ephesians 6:11-12). We are sending them out into a world that will literally hate them if they faithfully follow Christ and His ways (John 15:18). Will they love Jesus or the world? Will their faith flourish? Will they be able to stand firm? What will they need? ... More

  2. Using Fighter Verses to Instruct Children

    Using Fighter Verses to Instruct Children

    Fighter Verses™ are a wonderful means to share the Word of God with our children. Breakfast or supper, riding in the car, or any time the family is together is a good time for instructional conversation about the Fighter Verses. ... More

  3. How to Launch and Sustain a Church-Wide Bible Memory Program

    How to Launch and Sustain a Church-Wide Bible Memory Program

    The start of a new year is a popular time to commit afresh to Bible reading and Scripture memory. We believe that our Fighter Verse™ program is a wonderful tool for encouraging and sustaining Bible personal Bible memory. But did you know it was originally designed to also be used in the context of a larger church community? Pursuing a shared goal has one big benefit: stronger biblical community. ... More

  4. Fighter Verses App: Now Available in French and German

    Children Desiring God Blog // The Fighter Verses App: Now Available in French and German We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the Fighter Verses App to include multiple languages. We added Spanish in 2012, French in 2016, and German in 2017. Having the Fighter Verses App in Spanish, French, and German might be really important to you if…

    1. Your heart language is Spanish, French, or German.
    2. You are studying one or more of these languages and want to learn Bible verses or practice your fluency in these languages.
    3. You know missionaries working in countries where they speak these languages and can benefit from the app.
    4. You are going on a short-term mission trip to a place where one of these languages is spoken.
    5. You have friends or relatives whose heart language or mother tongue is one of these languages.
    We have also expanded our English version to include the New King James Bible translation. With the My Verses function, you may add verses from any version available on ... More

  5. How to Help Children Memorize Scripture

    How to Help Children Memorize Scripture Children can memorize almost anything very quickly and easily, but they need encouragement and support from you as they memorize Scripture. Parent and teachers are crucial in challenging children to continue pursuing Scripture memory, developing a memory routine and helping children understand and apply the verses they learn. The best way to memorize is through repetition. There is no substitute for reviewing a verse repeatedly. However, specific memorization techniques can vary from age group to age group. The following are ideas that we have found helpful.


    youngkidsmemorizequoteMemorizing by repetition works well when teaching verses to young children:
    • Say the reference: First, clearly pronounce the reference (“address” may be easier for some young children to understand than “reference”). Then have the child repeat the reference.
    • Repeat the passage in sections: Say the passage in several bite-sized sections, having children say each section after you. Repeat the sections.
    • Repeat the reference again.
    • Review the passage several more times, lengthening the sections each time.
    • Discuss the passage. After the passage is remembered (usually in 3-4 repetitions), it is good to dissect it. Discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words. Rephrase the passage and try to help the child discover how the passage applies to his life.
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  6. Encouraging Children to Memorize Scripture

    Encouraging Children to Memorize Scripture Scripture memory should be valued because of the blessing of putting God’s Word into your mind. However, a few incentives along the way can encourage those who have never tried Bible memory, motivate those who need help persevering in memorization and build community through shared celebrations. This is especially true for children and youth. Incentives need not be expensive and can be seen as celebrations. Here are some recommendations for incentives for children and youth that can be given by churches or parents:
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  7. Strategies for Church-Wide Bible Memorization


    Here at Children Desiring God, we have been excited to see so many churches start memorizing Fighter Verses together as a church this month. It is easy to generate excitement for Bible memory when you are just starting the program or at the beginning of a new year. However, you will want to think of ways to keep Bible memory as an important priority throughout the year.

    There are many tangible ways that the pastors and elders can lead the congregation in the desire and practice of Bible memory and ways the church can motivate members throughout the year:

    Sunday Morning

    • During the Sunday morning announcements, ask for a volunteer to recite the weekly memory verse. If no one volunteers, ask another pastor or elder to try to recite the verse.
    • Pray the Fighter Verse during the worship service. This could either be prayed as a general request for the congregation, or incorporated into a specific prayer request for an individual or event.
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  8. Now Available: New Fighter Verses Songs

    Now Available: Fighter Verses Songs, Set 2 The Fighter Verses Songs are a wonderful tool to incorporate more Scripture into your day and help you memorize and remember verses more quickly. The Fighter Verses Songs, Set 2 album includes word-for-word Bible passages (English Standard Version) set to music to help believers fight the fight of faith. This CD features 34 songs (over an hour of music) from important and beloved Bible passages from 20 books of the Bible. The songs were creatively written and recorded to make Scripture memorization easy and fun. Musical styles include folk, a cappella, jazz, pop, classical and family songs. Tunes are easy to learn, fun for kids and enjoyable to listen to on repeat. ... More

  9. Get Ready to Start Memorizing Scripture

    Fighter Verses January 1 is almost here and we cannot wait to start memorizing a new set of Fighter Verses. Whether you have been memorizing with us for years, or are brand new to Fighter Verses, we hope you will join us. Fighter Verses is a collection of 260 passages broken down into five sets of 52 passages so you can memorize one passage each week. These verses help equip and encourage believers to fight the fight of faith as they focus on 1) the character and worth of our great God, 2) battling against our fleshly desires, and 3) the hope of the Gospel. Are you ready to start memorizing Scripture? Here are soon tools to help you get started:

    1. Install the Fighter Verses App for the best tools and resources to memorize, study and review Scripture wherever you go. The app includes the core Fighter Verses Set, Extended Fighter Verses, Foundation Verses for kids and Children Desiring God curriculum verses. Available for iPhone, Android and Kindle.
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  10. How to Use Fighter Verses for Instruction

    How to Use Fighter Verses for InstructionFighter Verses are a wonderful means to share the Word of God with our children. Breakfast or supper, riding in the car, or any time the family is together is a good time for instructional conversation about the Fighter Verses. Below are a few tips to remember as you share God’s Word with your children.

    Keep it Short

    A short instructional time that catches and holds a child’s interest is better than a long drawn out time that leaves the child bored and frustrated.

    Teach “Bite-Sized” Portions

    To keep the instruction from becoming long and burdensome for the child, teach a word-, phrase-, or verse-at-a-time, as suits your child’s age and attention. The Bible is so rich that a single verse can present a number of different avenues for instruction. Rather than worry about being exhaustive in your instruction about a passage, pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit and teach the points God puts on your heart. Spend several days on a passage rather than try to cover it all at one sitting. ... More