Fourth Quarter 2019 Memory Verse Activity

Lesson 1, October 5, 2019

“Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her” (Proverbs 8:10, 11).

Buy or make a treasure box filled with coins, jewels, gold, or silver. Write the power text on coin-shaped colored pieces of cardstock. Attach the box in order and have the class repeat or place in the box selected words from the box. Then place it all in order. Repeat this until the class is able to say the verse from memory.


Lesson 2, October 12, 2019

“For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).

Make a large mouth that covers a container, or use a puppet to distribute the words of the power text.


Lesson 3, October 19, 2019

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (Galatians 5:13).

Provide each child with a red heart cut out. Ask each student to write today’s power text on their heart. Collect the hearts and place them on a fancy serving tray or additional trays depending on the size of your class. Let the students take turns serving each other, and as the student draws a heart from the tray, have everyone repeat the power text aloud together.


Lesson 4, October 26, 2019

“Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way” (1 Kings 8:23).

Instruct the class that each time you ask a question they will respond with, “Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.”

Ask the following questions and/or others you may choose, and encourage the class to respond together with the memory verse each time.

Is there anything in heaven above like God? Is there anything on earth below like God?
Who is like God?
Who keeps Their covenant?
With who is the covenant?
Why are these servants special?


Lesson 5, November 2, 2019`

“’You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me’” (Isaiah 43:10).

Before class, write the power text on a white board or poster. Instruct the students to repeat after you, either one at a time or as a group. Repeat until the students can recite with the white board erased.

Teacher says: “Who is God’s witness?”

Students say: “I am God’s witness, and I am a servant who God has chosen!”


Lesson 6, November 9, 2019

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Divide your students in three groups. Give them paper cups (group 1), plastic forks (group 2), and paper napkins (group 3).

Write the power text in a visible location as follows:

Forks: So whether you eat
Cups: or drink
Napkins: or whatever you do
ALL: do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31.

Start the activity sitting and instruct the students to stand at their part as they repeat together the power text. Repeat the exercise six to eight times, then erase the power text and challenge the students to complete the recitation from memory.


Lesson 7, November 16, 2019

“Then Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God’” (Daniel 3:28).

Divide the class into three groups. One group should stand near a sign that reads PRAISERS, another near a sign that reads ANGELS, and the third one near a sign that reads SERVANTS.

Write the power text in a prominent location as follows:

PRAISERS—Praise be to the God

ANGELS—who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!

SERVANTS—They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives

ALL—rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. Daniel 3:28.

Upon your signal the PRAISERS should begin, followed by the ANGELS, then the SERVANTS, and finally ALL with the end of the power text and the reference.

Following each round, PRAISERS should move to the ANGELS’ location and the ANGELS to the SERVANTS location, and repeat the power text, until the class can say it without looking at the words.

Close by saying: Today our lesson is about an amazing angel rescue; let’s learn more about that.


Lesson 8, November 23, 2019

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).

Write the power text in a prominent location. Divide the class into two groups.

Group 1 will say, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace” and hide their faces.

Group 2 will say, “but with humility comes wisdom” and point to their heads.

Have each group do both parts several times

Then have everyone stand and say: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).


Lesson 9, November 30, 2019

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Psalm 56:3, 4).

Plan a relay race. Divide class into two teams. Write the words of the power text on six cards for each team. Mix them up and place them in two piles at the far end of the room.

1. When I am afraid,
2. I will trust in you.
3. In God, whose word I praise,
4. in God, I trust;
5. I will not be afraid.
6. What can mortal man do to me?

Write the power text in a prominent location. Let each team study it for two minutes, then erase it. Line up the teams two by two and upon your signal, each pair race to the other side of the room, find the cards, put them in the proper order, get the okay by a judge, mix up the cards and race back to the line. Then another pair races down and repeats the activity until a “winner” is declared.


Lesson 10, December 7, 2019

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).

String a line across your room, using rope, fishing line, wire, or yarn. Attach 27 clothes pins to the line. Write one word and the reference of the power text on each of 27 paper star shapes. Give one or two stars to each student (depending on the size of your class).

Write the power text in a prominent location and give students a few moments to “learn” it.

On your signal, all the students should go up to the clothes line and see how quickly they can ”hang” their stars in the proper location. When they have finished, everyone can recite the power text together.

Remove the stars, erase the power text from the board, and repeat the activity. Leave the power text stars in place for the remainder of the Sabbath School class.


Lesson 11, December 14, 2019

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

Divide students into groups of three or four. Instruct each group to develop a mime to illustrate the power text. Allow each group to mime the verse.

Close by reciting the power text in unison.


Lesson 12, December 21, 2019

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4, 5).

You’ll need three or more large paper maps, printed words or phrases from the power text (including the reference), glue or glue sticks, and cellophane tape.

Bring to class several large paper maps. Spread them out over the floor, or on a large table, instruct students to tape the maps together.

When the maps are assembled, ask the class to recite the power text, and ask: How do these maps relate to the words of the verse? What difference would it make in our lives if we let God be our guide for EVERYTHING?

Read the verse several more times in unison.


Lesson 13, December 28, 2019

“The rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace” (Luke 1:78, 79).

You'll need three yellow balloons and several large lamps or flashlights.

Write the words of the power text on three cards or pieces of paper as follows:

1. The rising sun will come to us from heaven,

2. to shine on those living in darkness,

3. to guide our feet into the path of peace.

Place the words of the power text inside each of the three balloons. Divide the class into groups of two. Instruct each group to take the balloons one by one, hold them up to the light, and decipher what is in each balloon. When they have read the words in all three balloons, instruct them to put the words in order to figure out today's power text.

Recite the power text several times together.