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VERSEathon

Passages to memorize

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

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​

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

Level - 11

  • Psalm 128

  • John 15:1-8

  • Philippians 4:4-8

  • James 3:9 -12

Level - 12

  • Psalm 100, 150

  • Isaiah 55:8-13

  • Romans 12:1-8

  • Colossians 3:12-15

Level - 13

  • Psalm 30​

  • Isaiah 61:1-4

  • Matthew 24:36-43

Level - 14

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-12

  • Psalm 46

  • Colossians 1:15-20

Level - 15

  • Psalm 119: 1-8

  • Mark 16:15-18

  • Romans 8:28-39

VERSEathon - FAQ

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.

How do VERSEathon Shekels work?

  • VERSEathon Shekels can be earned by completing levels

    • Completing a new level will earn 200 VERSEathon Shekels

    • All levels completed as part of an earlier challenge should be redone before a new level can be completed. Re-doing a level will earn 100 VERSEathon Shekels each. 

    • For students from Nursery & KG, Shekels can be earned for completion of passages within a level.

    • For adults - Shekels can be earned only by completing new levels. Revision is not a prerequisite

    • When a family (Adults & Sunday School kids above KG) completes a level(new/ revision), Sunday School earns 500 Shekels.

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

  • Students who have earned Shekels 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. Kids will be awarded gift cards for each new level and a memento for the completion of milestone levels.

How will I be tested?

  • Testing has to be either in-person or through a video call.

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

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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rezg4jYFoj0 

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.

Leaderboard

Start Date - February 26,2023                                                                     Ended on - June 30, 2023

Level - 1

Grade 2

Ria Thomas

Level 2

Kindergarten

Ethan Mathew George

Grade 8

Joshua Thomas

Level 3

Grade 4

Irene Mary Iype

Youth/Adult

Level 3

Jenny Ann Varghese

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