Friday, March 16, 2007

ABC's of God



I've been meaning to share this forever now. One of... no, I take that back, THE BEST curriculum I have found for Scripture memory for my kids at school is ABC's of God, by Jill Nelson of Desiring God Ministries. My students are finally on Z. I had them memorize the attribute and corresponding verse each week. Some of the parents even got on board. They could do any previous verses and attributes for one bonus point each, which was plenty of motivation to keep them memorized. Some kids are found making 120's on their Bible tests. :) The point is... it's so encouraging to see the kids learn these attributes.

You can find all of the attributes here. I want my own kids to know these one day. I want to keep them memorized. From A to Z, studying the attributes of God and seeing my kids at school learn these (and our weekly discussions on them) has been one of the highlights of this year. Moms, teachers, everyone - learn and enjoy these (but please give credit where it is due... or buy the curriculum).

Here's Z, just to whet your appetite.

Zealous - God does everything with determination and strength for His name's sake.
Isaiah 42:13
The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.


One of my favorites is M. Go look it up and see for yourself.

2 comments:

jddowns7839 said...

Hi Jamie. Bet you didn't expect to see my reading your blog?! I looked at the link to the sample ABC curriculum you're using with your students and am very interested in it. I can't find it anywhere on desiringgod.org or childrendesiringgod.org. Where am I missing it on their site?? Thanks. -AmyDawn Downs

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

Hi Amy Dawn! I am so excited to hear from you. I miss you guys. Okay... go back to my post and click the green HERE. If that doesn't work, e-mail me at jbutts@christianacademylou.org and I'll send you a better link.