Five Steps to Knowing God's Word

Kids will make a bookmark to remember the five steps to having God's Word become a part of their life.


God's Word, Wisdom


Heavyweight light-colored construction paper


Approximately 15 minutes

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First, give children a piece construction paper, large enough for them to be able to trace around their hand. Without spreading fingers too far apart, have the children trace around their hand and then cut out the shape. After they are finished with the hand, have a volunteer read each of the verses shown below. As a class, discuss each one. As the verses are covered, have the children write the corresponding words: Hear, Read, Study, Memorize and Meditate on the fingers as illustrated above. On the other side of the hand, write the verse references. When finished, suggest the children keep this in their Bibles to use as a bookmark and a reminder to do all five steps to understand the Bible fully and to allow the Word of God to richly fill their lives.

Romans 10:17 (Hear) Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.

Revelation 1:3a (Read) Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy.

Acts 17:11 (Study) Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Psalm 119:11,13 (Memorize) I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.

Psalm 119:15 (Meditate) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.