Memory Verse Resources for Jesus Storybook Bible

JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE STORY LIST & MEMORY VERSES FOR ALL 44 STORIES + 9 BONUS STORIES

*Click on each memory verse to access several word puzzles, printouts and activities that can be used at home or church to help memorize these verses.

OLD TESTAMENT STORIES (21 TOTAL)

Story #

Story Title

     

Bible Passage

     

Subject

     

Memory Verse #

     

Memory Verse Text

1
The Story and the Song
Psalm 19; Hebrews 1
Introduction
Psalm 19:1
The heavens tell about the glory of God.
2
The beginning: a perfect home
Genesis 1-2
Creation
Genesis 1:1
 
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
3
The terrible lie
Genesis 3
Adam & Eve + The Fall
Genesis 3:23
 
So the Lord God drove the man out of the Garden of Eden.
4
A new beginning
Genesis 6-9
Noah’s Ark
Genesis 6:5
 
The Lord saw how bad the sins of man had become on the earth.
5
A giant staircase to heaven
Genesis 11
Tower of Babel
Genesis 11:9
The Lord mixed up the language of the whole world there. That’s why the city was named Babel.
6
Son of laughter
Genesis 12-21
God Promises Abraham a Son
Genesis 21:6
Sarah said, “God has given laughter to me.”
7
The present
Genesis 22
Abraham Offers Isaac as a Sacrifice
Genesis 22:18
All nations on earth will be blessed because of your children.
8
The girl no one wanted
Genesis 29-30
Jacob, Rachel & Leah
Genesis 29:18
I’ll work for you for seven years to get your younger daughter Rachel.
9
The forgiving prince
Genesis 37-50
Joseph & His Brothers
Genesis 50:20
You planned to harm me. But God planned it for good.
10
God to the rescue!
Exodus 3-13
Moses Leads Israelites Out of Egypt
Exodus 3:11
Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
11
God makes a way
Exodus 14-15
Moses Parts the Red Sea
Exodus 14:13-14
Don’t be afraid. Stand firm. You will see how the Lord will save you today.
12
Ten ways to be perfect
Exodus 16-17,19-40
Ten Commandments
Exodus 19:5
Keep my covenant. If you do, then out of all of the nations you will be my special treasure.
13
The warrior leader
Joshua 3 & 6
Joshua + Battle of Jericho
Joshua 6:20
The priests blew the trumpets. As soon as the fighting men heard the sound, they gave a loud shout. Then the wall fell down.
14
The teeny, weenie . . . true king
1 Samuel 16
Samuel Anoints David
1 Samuel 16:7b
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
15
The young hero and the horrible giant
1 Samuel 17
David & Goliath
1 Samuel 17:50
So David won the fight against Goliath with a sling and a stone.
16
The Good Shepherd
2 Samuel 7; Psalm 51; Psalm 23
David the Shepherd King
Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.
17
A little servant girl and the proud general
2 Kings 5
The Little Slave Girl & Naaman
2 Kings 5:10
Go. Wash yourself in the Jordan River seven times. Then your skin will be healed.
18
Operation “No More Tears!”
Isaiah 9, 11, 40, 50, 53, 55 & 60
Isaiah Prophecies About the Rescuer
Isaiah 53:5
He was crushed for our sins. He was punished to make us whole again. His wounds have healed us.
19
Daniel and the scary sleepover
Daniel 6
Daniel & the Lions’ Den
Daniel 6:22
My God sent His angel, and His angel shut the mouths of the lions. They haven’t hurt me at all.
20
God’s messenger
Jonah 1–4; Hebrews 1:1–2
Jonah and the Big Fish
Jonah 1:17
The Lord sent a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish for three days.
21
Get ready!
Nehemiah 8–10; Malachi 1, 3, 4; Ezra 7
Israelites Return From Babylonian Captivity
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets.

NEW TESTAMENT STORIES (23 TOTAL)

Story #

Story Title

     

Bible Passage

     

Subject

     

Memory Verse #

     

Memory Verse Text

22
He’s here!
Luke 1-2
The Nativity: Jesus Is Born
Luke 2:7
Mary gave birth to her first baby, a boy. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger.
23
The Light of the whole world
Luke 2
Story of the Shepherds
Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.
24
The King of all Kings
Matthew 2
Story of the Wise Men
Matthew 2:11
Then the Wise Men opened their treasures. They gave him gold, incense and myrrh.
25
Heaven Breaks Through
Matthew 3; Luke 1, 3; John 1
John the Baptist
Matthew 3:16
After his baptism, as Jesus came out of the water, the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove.
26
Let’s go!
Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4–6
Jesus Is Tempted in the Desert; Jesus Chooses the Apostles
Matthew 4:19
Jesus said, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”
27
A little girl and a poor frail lady
Luke 8
Jesus Heals Jairus’ Daughter
Luke 8:50
Jesus said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid. Just believe, and she will be healed.”
28
How to pray
Matthew 6
The Lord’s Prayer; Jesus Teaches How to Pray
Matthew 6:8
Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
29
The Singer
Matthew 6 & 9; Luke 12
Sermon on the Mount
Luke 12:31
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.
30
The Captain of the Storm
Mark 4; Matthew 8
Jesus Calms the Storm
Mark 4:39
Jesus said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down, and it was completely calm.
31
Filled full!
Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9
Jesus Feeds 5,000 People
Mark 6:41
Jesus took five loaves and two fish. Looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves.
32
Treasure hunt!
Matthew 13
Story of the Hidden Treasure
Matthew 13:44
The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.
33
The friend of little children
Matthew 18 & 19; Mark 10; Luke 18
Jesus & the Children
Matthew 19:14
Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.
34
The man who didn’t have any friends (none)
Luke 19
Story of Zacchaeus
Luke 19:4
Zacchaeus climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was coming that way.
35
Running away
Luke 15
Story of the Prodigal Son
Luke 15:23-24
Celebrate! My son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!
36
Washed with tears
Mark 14; Luke 7; John 12
Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus
Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
37
The Servant King
Mark 14; John 13–14
The Last Supper
Luke 22:19
This is my body given for you; do this to remember me.
38
A dark night in the garden
Luke 22; Mark 14; John 18
Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane
Mark 14:41
The time has come.The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
39
The sun stops shining
Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Luke 23:46
Jesus shouted, “Father, into your hands I give my life.” Then He took His last breath.
40
God’s wonderful surprise
Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20
Jesus is Resurrected
Matthew 28:6
He is not here! He has risen, just as He said! Come see where He was lying.
41
Going home
Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 14
Jesus Ascends Into Heaven
Matthew 28:19
Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
42
God sends help
Acts 1–5; John 15
Day of Pentecost; God Sends the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:42
The believers were devoted to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, eating together and praying together.
43
A new way to see
Acts 6–9, 12–28; Colossians 2; Romans 8; Ephesians 2
Story of Paul
Acts 9:15
I have chosen Saul to tell Gentiles, kings and Jews about me.
44
A dream of heaven
Revelation 1, 5, 21, 22
John Sees Into the Future
Revelation 21:4
God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, sadness, crying or pain.

We used the Jesus Storybook Bible for one year in our children’s ministry. Since it only had 44 stories, we used 9 additional stories to make our curriculum last just over a year at 53 weeks. Among these 9 bonus stories, 3 were added to meet seasonal Christmas needs, 3 for seasonal Easter lessons, and 3 to provide additional teachings on Paul’s life and ministry (JSB really lacks stories about Paul). Here are the lists of the bonus stories and memory verses.

BONUS CHRISTMAS STORIES (3 TOTAL)

*Stories are from The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook.

Story #

Story Title

     

Bible Passage

     

Subject

     

Memory Verse #

     

Memory Verse Text

1
Angels Spoke to Mary & Joseph (The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook)
Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-24
Mary learns she will have a baby.
Luke 1:31
You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You will name him Jesus.
2
Jesus Was Born (The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook)
Luke 2:1-20
Jesus is born, the angels announce it and the shepherds visit.
Luke 2:12
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
3
The Wise Men Visited Jesus (The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook)
Matthew 2:1-21
Magi travel great distance to see the newborn king.
Matthew 2:9
The star went ahead of the wise men and stopped over the place where the child was.

BONUS EASTER STORIES (3 TOTAL)

*Stories are from The Gospel Story Bible.

Story #

Story Title

     

Bible Passage

     

Subject

     

Memory Verse #

     

Memory Verse Text

1
Triumphal Entry (Gospel Story Bible)
Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19
Palm Sunday: Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
John 12:15; Zechariah 9:9
Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.
2
The Resurrection (Gospel Story Bible)
Matthew 27:62-28:16; Mark 16:1-13; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18
After Jesus dies on the cross, He comes back to life on the third day.
Matthew 28:6
He is not here! He has risen, just as He said! Come see where He was lying.
3
Another Miraculous Catch (Gospel Story Bible)
John 21
After Jesus is resurrected, He visits His disciples while they are fishing.
John 21:17
Peter said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.”

BONUS PAUL STORIES (3 TOTAL)

*Stories are from The Gospel Story Bible.

Story #

Story Title

     

Bible Passage

     

Subject

     

Memory Verse #

     

Memory Verse Text

1
Paul In Chains (Gospel Story Bible)
Acts 21-28
Paul suffers for the Gospel. He is shipwrecked.
Acts 27:22
I beg you to be brave. Not one of you will die. Only the ship will be destroyed.
2
The Armor of God (Gospel Story Bible)
Ephesians 6:10-20
Paul writes about being strong in the Lord and standing up against the powers of evil.
Ephesians 6:11
Put on God’s full armor. Then you can stand firm against the devil’s evil plans.
3
Character Counts (Gospel Story Bible)
1 Timothy; Acts 16:1-5; Philippians 2:19-22
Paul mentors Timothy and teaches him to be a disciple of Jesus and what it looks like to be a leader in the church.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers.

 

  • Sheryl Peterson

    there are no links to the activities from the memory verses, I would love to see what they are!

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  • Melody Sizemore

    I would really like to see the activities that you wrote into this curriculum. Can you please post that?

  • Anna Kennedy

    Hi, I love these memory verses–I was downloading them all and found that only the first 6 were downloadable–is there any way to have you email me those files? Or access them through dropbox?

  • Brianne White

    Hi, I am a former teacher (5 years) turned Kids Director, but going back into teaching next year.

    All of that to say, I built my elementary curriculum to have stations and it works wonders. I also had never seen that used, but it was so effective in my teaching that I brought it over to the way elementary lessons works.
    I wanted to seek permission to use your 3 names for the 3 stations for the Jesus Story Book bible curriculum.

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  • Jarrod Hawthorne

    Wondering how to access the rest of the memory verse resources?