ABC Printable Scripture Cards


I’ve been increasingly convicted of the necessity to memorize scripture…both for myself and for my family.  A quote from a session in the current Beth Moore Bible study I’m participating in hit me particularly hard:  “What good does it do to believe ‘the Word’ without any remembrance of the words?”

 

I believe God can speak to us in certain situations by reminding us of His truths that have been memorized long ago.I’ve intended on making this for a while now, but finally spent a few hours finishing it on Saturday.  It took a lot of time to find scriptures for every letter of the alphabet!

 

I was inspired by the book My ABC Bible Verses, which I came very close to buying.  After flipping through it at the book store, however, I realized that many of the scriptures were in the King James version.  We rarely use the King James version in our house (since the language used isn’t one that our kids understand), so this didn’t make sense for us.  I used a variety of translations for the scriptures I chose, including the New International Version, the Contemporary English Version, the New Living Translation, and the KJV (for the letter “t”).  I also used Impress Your Kid’s ABC Scriptures as a reference for some of the scriptures I chose.

(Side Note:  If you’re hung up on the translation issue, please read EMag’s explanation in the comments.)

 

We’re planning on working with the boys (mostly Big Brother) on memorizing one verse each week.

You can download them here.  There are four letters/scriptures per page.

ABC Printable Scripture Cards (Download here).

 

After printing them out on cardstock, I first laminated them.  I have this laminator and love it!  Then, I hole-punched each card and used a binder clip to keep them all together!  A little ribbon tied onto the binder clip makes it look a little cuter.  :)

 

I hope that you will find these to be a blessing to you and your family!

*Please note:  I have also created a ‘greener’ version of these ABC scripture cards that print on the front and back but still stay in alphabetical order.  This way you should only need 4 pieces of cardstock (and only 4 laminating pouches) rather than 7.  This should make it more economical as well.  For directions and revised printables, please go here.

 

Comments

  1. Helen Lim says

    Dear Jenna,
    Greetings from Malaysia! I stumbled upon your website when I was looking up for activities to do with my 2 and 4yo. I am a Roman Catholic, but my husband and in-laws are not. I want to do my best to share my belief and the Christian teachings with my children, and build their faith from young. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your resources. May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly! :)

  2. Luanne says

    hi, i just found this and wanted to thank you for not only taking the time to do this for your kids, but to share it with anyone else who wanted to do it with theirs. i watch two of my grandchildren during the week while their parents work and God has really been putting it on my heart to begin teaching them His word. they are 1 and 2 and although the one year old isn’t talking great, she’s an amazing mimic and i have a feeling she’ll absorb this fast. i believe in using many translations for learning and that God looks at our hearts, not what church we go to or translation we use. we need to remember that Jesus came as an example of how to live, and love. let us be Jesus’ hands and feet and show His love. mercy triumps over judgment!! thank you!

  3. Erin says

    As a quick comment, as someone who has LIVED and FUNCTIONED in another country and language, the translation issue is INSANE. Go live in a foreign language and don’t speak English – then tell me that there’s only ONE way to translate things.

    • Erin says

      AND – are you telling me that people in other languages aren’t allowed the bible in their language because it’s not KJV?

  4. Dionne says

    These worked great on my printer and I am so thankful for your sharing. I am going to use these to teach my boys scripture to hide in their hearts.

  5. Zenaida says

    Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful work! May God continue to inspire you as you are a blessing to many!

  6. Shelly Willis says

    You hit the nail on the head Faith. So many people are worried about versions they r missing the big picture. The Bibles says not to add or take away from the word of God(paraphrasing). We can all agree on that, however, i believe it is being taken a bit to literal anyway. To take away form Gods word would be to completely omit something God wants you to know and to add would be to insert your own misguided beliefs making others believe its the word of God. As far as the many translations, why shouldnt there be? If one version allows someone to understand what God is trying tell them who are we to criticize how God gives someone understanding? Everyone who wants to know God and his truths have to start somewhere, beit the kjv, niv, nlt, esv ot what have you. The point is to not stop with your Bible, go before God with what you have read and ask for full understanding and revelation of what you have read. I have found that many lessons can be learned from one verse, and its up to each one of us to get it from our relatioship with God. The Bible is an awesome tool, but we would be foolish to think that any one version is the only tool.

  7. says

    Love this idea! I’m a former homeschooler and preschool Sunday School teacher. I sure miss teaching! I’m thankful you are helping your kids memorize scripture because it is indeed sorely needed. I remember the days when our family sat around the dinner table and discussed our latest memory verse which I had fastened to a recipe clothespin stand in the center of the table. Often times, it was a special moment when our Pastor would read from the word and our son would look at us when he recognized a former memory verse! By the way, found you via Pinterest. I just joined and am enjoying all the eye candy! Have a blessed day! :)

  8. stephanie says

    thank you for the cards, my grandson loves them. As for them not being the exact FJV, i choose to believe God would prefer the child knew and understood the verse then haven’t to knew it word prefect by the FJV. Remember God is a loving god and he knows we are not perfect .

  9. Hannah says

    Wow! May the Lord bless you for your creativity and kindness! Thank you so much for taking the time to put these great little cards together for all of our kids! And thank you once again for making them free!!!! This is exactly the type of thing I was going to try to attempt to do for my kids today and just happened to stumble upon a blog that mentioned your wonderful cards! Your’s are way better than what I would have come up with, so again, thank you!!! God Bless!!!!

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