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June: Encouragement

How to use this section:The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

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June

Encouragement

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

Read Zephaniah 3:14-17 to understand your memory verse in its context.

2

Recite your memory verse to someone besides Dad or Mom; tell that person of God's love.

3

Make up a song of gladness to the Lord and sing it to your family during dinner.

4

Read Isaiah 65:17-19 about how God rejoices in his people and the future that he is planning for us.

Week 1: Hope in the Lord
Psalm 27:14Wait for the Lord;be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

5

Review Zephaniah 3:17 with the entire family.

6

Start memorizing Psalm 27:14.

7

Memorize your verse by putting motions to it.

8

Read Psalm 27:11-14 to understand your memory verse in its context.

9

Find ways to make others happy. Try complimenting each other.

10

Jesus saved you from the penalty for your sins. If you don't know what this means, talk to your parents or your pastor.

11

Read Psalm 130.

Week 2: God Is With You
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

12

Review Psalm 27:14 with the entire family.

13

Start memorizing Joshua 1:9.

14

Try a new sport, hobby, or craft. Remember God is with you, even if you mess up.

15

Read Joshua 1:1-9 to understand your memory verse in its context.

16

Make a special card for Dad to tell him what a great job he's doing raising you.

17

Pick up the stamp at the store and complete Dad's special card.

18

Read Joshua 2:1-14 and 21-24 to find out what happened to two courageous spies who believed in God.

Week 3: Do Not Worry or Fear
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled anddo not be afraid.

19

Enjoy a special day with Dad, Grandpa, or another favorite man.

20

Start memorizing John 14:27.

21

What was the scariest thing that ever happened to you? Tell your family, then thank God for being with you.

22

Read John 14: 23-27 to understand your memory verse in its context.

23

Think over your successes of the past school year. Write them down so you can share them tomorrow.

24

Have a special family dinner to celebrate each child's successes at school.

25

Read John 14:1-3; Jesus always has you in mind and is preparing something special for you.

Week 4: Jesus Loves You
John 15:9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.Now remain in my love.

26

Review John 14:27 with the entire family.

27

Start memorizing John 15:9.

28

Make a list of different ways Jesus has shown he loves you.

29

Read John 15:1-11 to understand your memory verse in its context.

30

Help your kids search the Internet to find out what "pruning" means.

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