Club 252

Memorizing Ephesians 5:15-20

on May 16, 2009

(NOTE: Those kids looking for this month’s challenge to receive a token, scroll down two posts.)

Our verse for Self-Control is Ephesians 5:15-20. We broke it down into bite size pieces & put some hand motions to it to make it easier to remember…

“See then” – Since Self-Control starts with a “see” or “c” & control starts with c, form the letter c with your hand to help remember how the verse starts.

“that you walk circumspectly” – let your fingers do the walking to remind you to walk…

“not as fools” – Point to your left.

“but as wise” – Point to your right (opposite direction of left/foolish).

“redeeming the time” – point to your imaginary watch.

“because the days are evil.” – We clap our hands at evil; no reason, just fun.

“Therefore” – hold up four fingers to remember four, & the transition to the next section of the verse. Note: two “un” words are coming up: unwise & understand.

“do not be unwise” – Wag your finger, no-no.

“but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Point to your temple to remember to understand.

“And do not be drunk with wine” – Pretend like you’re drinking something & shake your head no.

“in which is dissipation” – That means foolishness. Put your finger in the air, like “ah-hah”.

“but be filled” – sweep your hands downward over your whole body to symbolize all of you.

“with the Spirit” – Point to the sky, the Lord.

Now this next verse has a song which is not well known, but I learned as a child. A few of the words have to be changed, but most is word for word Scripture…

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves (just remember when quoting, not singing, it’s to one another, not yourselves.)
In Psalms and hymns
And spiritual so-o-o-ongs
Singing and making melody
In your hearts to the Lord.

Now it’s just one little last verse left. To remember what comes next, cup your hands & be ready to give something, like a fistful of Hershey kisses to your friend. “Giving”

“thanks” – Put both hands in the air & shake them in thanks to God.

“to God” – Point up with both hands.

“for all things” – make a circle with those two fingers that were just pointing up. Start at your heart & go out & around.

“to God the Father” – Point up again with both of those two fingers.

“in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” – Make a cross with those same two fingers in front of you.

DONE!! You got it! Now review often to lock that verse in your heart & mind so the Spirit can bring it to mind when He wants Easy, huh? That’s six more verses written on your heart. :]

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