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For kids & adults

Passages to memorize

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Level 1 

  • The Lord’s Prayer(St. Luke 11:1-4)

  • Psalm 23

  • 10 Commandments

  • Fruit of the Spirit(Galatians 5:22-23)

Level 2 

  • Psalm 121

  • Psalm 1

  • Psalm 91

Level 3 

  • Psalm 34

  • Psalm 51

  • Books of the New Testament

Level 4

  • St. Matthew 7:7-12, 5:1-12

  • 1 Corinthians 13

  • Psalm 19

  • Books of the Old Testament

Green Tiles

Level 5 

  • Psalm 103

  • St. John 6:53-58

  • Psalm 117

  • Psalm 133


Level 6 

  • St. Matthew 6:25-34

  • Habakkuk 3:17-19

  • Psalm 27

Pink Feathers

Level 7

  • Psalm 139

  • Nicene Creed


Level 8

  • St. Matthew 5: 38-48

  • Ephesians 4:25-32

  • Psalm 42

Level 9

  • St. Mark 8:34-38

  • Ephesians 6:10-17

  • Psalm 127


Level 10

  • St. Matthew 25:34-40

  • Psalm 118

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Level 11 

  • Psalm 128

  • John 15:1-8

  • Philippians 4:4-8

  • James 3:9 -12

Faint Glow

Level 12

  • Psalm 100

  • Psalm 150

  • Isaiah 55:8-13

  • Romans 12:1-8

  • Colossians 3:12-15

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Level 13

  • Psalm 30

  • Isaiah 61:1-4

  • Matthew 24:36-43

Grunge Turqoise Wall

Level 14

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-12

  • Psalm 46

  • Colossians 1:15-20

Sparkling Sand

Level 15

  • Psalm 119: 1-8

  • Mark 16:15-18

  • Romans 8:28-39


What is VERSEathon?

This is a multi-year Bible passage memorization challenge.

There are multiple levels, and each level has a set of passages. All passages on a particular level should be completed, before moving to the next. Everyone goes through the same list, but at their own pace.

The aim is not to compete against anyone, it is just about trying to achieve your best and helping everyone learn.


Why are we doing this?

Psalm 119:11 – “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Keeping God’s word in our heart is essential for our spiritual growth. This journey will help us get a bit closer to God’s word.


Who can participate?

Though Sunday School is taking the initiative for this challenge, youth & adults are encouraged to participate.

Making it a family activity will make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. After all, learning God’s word is everyone’s responsibility!

What is being done to ensure I don’t forget what I learnt in the past?

When the new Sunday school year starts, teachers/reviewers would test whether previous passages are still in memory.

Eg. If you had completed Level 3 as part of the Winter Challenge, you may be asked to recite all passages in Level 1,2 & 3 before you can start with level 4 as part of the new year.

(Teachers may decide to do a review of selected passages.)

How do VERSEathon Shekels work?

  • VERSEathon Shekels can be earned by completing new passages/levels

    • Completing a new passage under a new level will earn 20 VERSEathon Shekels

      • Students from Nursery, KG & Grade-1 will earn VERSEathon Shekels for completing a part of the passage.

    • Completing a new level will earn 100 VERSEathon Shekels

    • Completing the revision of previous levels will earn 100 VERSEathon Shekels

    • All VERSEathon Shekels earned should be deposited at the collection box near the staircase.​

  • On the 1st Sunday of the month, all students who have earned Shekels in the past month will be acknowledged during the Sunday school opening session.

  • We will have a celebration at Sunday School when we have earned enough VERSEathon Shekels.

  • Everyone (students & adults) who have completed new levels during the Sunday School year will be awarded certificates at the end of the year. Completion of milestone levels will earn a gift as well.

How will I be tested?

  • For Sunday school kids

    • Any Sunday School teacher who is not your parent can test you.

    • Your Sunday School teacher will award you the VERSEathon Shekels.

  • For Youth/ Adults

    • Be in touch with Anu/ Bonny/ any Sunday school teacher. 

Can I use an English/ Malayalam Bible?

Yes, both are acceptable.

NIV is preferred if you are learning new, but no need to re-learn in NIV.

I have more questions, who can answer those?

Please reach out to Anu Paul / Bonny Varkey

Learning resources

Fruit of the Spirit Song-

Everyone is encouraged to share resources that may help with the memorizations – songs, videos.

If you have something that has helped you/ your child learn. Please let Anu Manoj know so that it gets included here.

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