Genesis Memory Verse – Memorizing one verse from each book of the Bible in a year

There are 66 books in the Bible.

There are 52 weeks in a year.

That’s pretty close.

The difference is 14. So if you can double up on fourteen of the weeks…

Then, you can memorize a verse from each book of the Bible in a year.

In fact, if you memorize two verses in the weeks of Lent (8), Pentecost (1), All Saints Day (1), and Advent (4) and one verse each of the other weeks, you have 66 and can cover each book of the Bible.

This is essentially a MVOTW per week (plus the extra fourteen). If you don’t know what MVOTW is, click here for my post about it.

So I’m going to do this. Who’s with me? I will post a verse each week (considering Sunday as the start to each week) starting with today.

Today is the first Sunday of the year. And here is the verse…..

It might sound simple, but this pretty much sums up the first major part of God’s story, so I believe it is an appropriate starting point.

This week, let’s ponder the wonder of our God – His awesome power and wonderful works. We get to see it everyday in front of our own eyes – the miraculous created order. Every time we see the sun, the moon, the stars, the animals, the flowers, the sky, other people….we are looking at the creative art of the God of the universe.

We also see in this verse that God has no beginning. He is eternal. It says, “In the beginning God….,” which means that God was already there in the beginning. It’s a little mind boggling if you ponder that point for a bit.



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Jesse Joyner travels nationwide performing a comedy juggling act for family and kids events. He is also working towards his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Kezzie.

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