2016 - 2017
September Romans 12:1-8
October Romans 12:9-21 (1st 9-16)
November Romans 1:16-17, 20-25 (1st 20-23)
December Romans 5:1-10 (1st 1-6)
January Romans 8:5-9, 14-18 (1st 5-9)
February Romans 8:28, 31-39
March Ephesians 6:10-20 (1st 13-18)
April 1 Timothy 6:6-12, 17-19(1st 6:6-12)
May 1 Thessalonian 5:14-24
Romans 12:1 - 8
Romans 12:9 - 21 ( 1st Grade: 9 - 16)
9. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil.
Cling to what is good.
10. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,
in honor giving preference to one another;
11. not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
12. rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
13. distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
14. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
16. Be of the same mind toward one another.
Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17. Repay no one evil for evil.
Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
18. If it is possible, as much as depends on you,
live peaceably with all men.
19. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written,
“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
20. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 1:16 - 17, 20 - 25 ( 1st Grade: 20 - 23)
16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,
for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
17. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith;
as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
20. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made,
even His eternal power and Godhead,
so that they are without excuse,
21. because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful,
but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22. Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23. and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man
—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 . Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness,
in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25. who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,
who is blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 5:1 - 10 ( 1st Grade: 1 - 6)
1. Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2. through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4. and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6. For when we were still without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet
perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8. But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
10. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son,
much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Romans 8:5 - 9, 14 - 18 ( 1st Grade: 5 - 9)
5. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
6. For to be carnally minded is death,
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God;
for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
8. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
14 . For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
these are sons of God.
15. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear,
but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
16. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17. and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
18. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:28, 31 - 39
28. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose.
31. What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
32. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,
how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
33. Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?
It is God who justifies.
34. Who is he who condemns?
It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen,
who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36. As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
38. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present nor things to come,
39. nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 6:10-20 (1st Grade 13 - 18)
10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11. Put on the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13. Therefore take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15. and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16. above all, taking the shield of faith with
which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God;
18 . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
19. and for me, that utterance may be given to me,
that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 . for which I am an ambassador in chains;
that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
1 Timothy 6:6 - 12, 17 - 19 (1st Grade: 6 -12)
6. Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
7. For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain[a] we can carry nothing out.
8. And having food and clothing,
with these we shall be content.
9. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil,
for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11. But you, O man of God,
flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
17. Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty,
nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
18. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give,
willing to share,
19. storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come,
that they may lay hold on eternal life.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-24
14 . Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly,
comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
15. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone,
but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
16. Rejoice always,
17. pray without ceasing,
18. in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19. Do not quench the Spirit.
20. Do not despise prophecies.
21. Test all things; hold fast what is good.
22. Abstain from every form of evil.
23 . Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
and may your whole spirit, soul,
and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
Each month a passage of scripture is selected by the Head of School for the students to memorize. Seventh through twelfth grade students have the first five school days of the month to say the scripture for a Red Star. The Head of School and principals will inform the teachers if a change in schedule is made for red star day. Students receive a blue star if the scripture is said after red star week. Scripture is worth a test grade.
A red star should be awarded if the student can say the scripture from memory without any help and with three or fewer mistakes. To avoid taking too much time, the teacher may want to restrict the child on the number of attempts per day. Usually it is easy to tell whether the student will be able to complete the scripture, and if it is clear that the student needs to practice more, the teacher may gently stop the student and ask him if he would like to practice some more and try again tomorrow. A blue star is awarded if the student says the scripture from memory after red star week or if he needs more help. Helps should be limited to three or fewer prompts or corrections. If the student is unable to say the scripture with three or fewer helps, ask him to practice at home. Bible teachers will keep an ongoing monthly record of red and blue stars for students in their gradebooks and on a star chart.
If students enroll after the beginning of the year, they may receive the Red Star Award if they say red star scripture on time from the date they enroll and they must say at least six months scripture. If they enroll for the last five months, then they would have to say one extra month’s scripture by May 20 to get the award. Students who receive all red stars will be awarded a red star trophy and receive a scripture certificate at the end of the year. Students who have a mixture of red and blue stars or all blue stars will receive a certificate. Students who recite all nine months of scripture at one time (Gold Star) with only one help per passage, and one or less mistakes per passage, receive a trophy at the end of the year.