Category | Scripture Memory

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Materials
On 3×5 index cards write a scripture verse. Arrange the words on the cards so that each word of the scripture verse is represented. Depending on the size of the expected group you can place one or more words on each card. Include all capitalization and punctuation as this will help the group in reconstructing the scripture verse.

Activity
Have the group arrange themselves in order to re-create the scripture verse. Once they have arranged themselves, have the group “read” the verse by each person speaking the word(s) in succession. This will serve as an accuracy check for the group and give each person a chance to speak in front of the group. The leader can choose to provide hints or not.

Variations
Include more than one scripture verse but use different colored index cards to differentiate them. You can use this to divide a group into teams by using one scripture verse for each team. (Be sure to use the same number of cards for each scripture) Instead of colored cards you can include the scripture reference in the corner of the card so that those who have the same scripture can easily get together. If you want to prevent them from easily looking up the verse just include the reference to chapter and verse and not the book.

Variations
Instead of scripture verses, use famous quotes by famous people.

Debrief
By not offering hints and looking upon this exercise as an initiative, the leader(s) will receive some insights about the dynamics of the group (who are the people who exert some leadership, whose involved and who is not, how well are people communicating, how “at-ease” people feel, and of course who knows their scriptures.


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