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About "KEY" versus "MEMORY" Verses


In most Rotation Sunday School lessons, there is what is called the "KEY VERSE."

The key verse is the one to emphasize, usually because it conveys the lesson's point.


In some Rotation churches, that "key verse" or one related to it, is often turned into a "MEMORY VERSE" ACTIVITY which the children do memory work on towards the END of the lesson.


Some stories do not have natural, pithy, memorable "memory" verses, and thus, while many Rotation Sunday Schools do memory work, they don't do it in every workshop.  Depends on the story being taught. 


Some Rotation churches have developed a SEPARATE LIST of Memory Verses, which are not necessarily drawn from the Rotation lessons. On that list, for example, might be,  "All children will know John 3:16" --- even though very few Rotation churches will do a rotation on that passage.  The memory verses on such a list may be taught in Sunday School in certain workshops as "additional activities" when time permits, or when scheduled. Or, they may be taught elsewhere as part of fellowship or Confirmation.


In most Rotation churches, the following TWO Workshops often include a focused memory verse activity:  



(1) The Bible Skills and Games Workshop using games to memorize


(2) The Bible Computer Lab using scripture memory software.


It's not uncommon for the Computer Lab to work on the 'super-set' of memory verses as part of the lab's last 10 minutes of certain lessons, ...even though these super-verses are not part of the rotation story they have just studied.  How you do it depends on your 'list' and how much time you have after the lesson to work on it.


KEY VERSES, while not formally "memorized," are often part of a Rotation Sunday School's long term plan for kids "being familiar" with certain important verses.


These KEY VERSES are often the subject of FUTURE QUIZZES and Review "Gameshows" that Rotation Sunday Schools like to do.

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