Memory Verses for 2016-2017

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Each year, the Christian Education Council encourages the members of local Seventh Day Baptist churches to commit themselves to memorizing the Scriptures as part of our Scripture Memory Program.  The verses selected for the program by the presiding Conference President are usually related to their selected theme.  There are three age levels for the program: one for primary age groups (ages 5-8), one for juniors (9-12) and one for youth and adults (13+).

In 2016-2017, our Conference theme is “Life on Mission,” as selected by our Conference President Patti Wethington.   The verses for the program this year surround this theme.  Below, you may download the PDF version of the program brochures for each of the three grade levels.  Individuals also have the option of memorizing a designated longer passage of Scripture instead of the monthly verses if they desire.  This year, the longer passage is Isaiah 61.

At the completion of each year’s program, member churches of the General Conference can report their members who complete their program to the Christian Education Council for the recognition of their members.  In addition, the Christian Education Council recognizes the church with the highest number of members who have completed the program with the Mary G. Clare Scripture Memory Bowl in honor of the congregation’s achievement.

Here are this year’s verses for youth and adults (or you may download a pdf file to help with your memorization):

LIFE ON MISSION
Youth/Adult
2016-17

October
…Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

November
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

December
…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

January
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8

February
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Ephesians 6:19-20

March
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
John 20:21

April
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.
Ephesians 3:20

May
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:12

June
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:35