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The Gospel: The Power Behind Fighter Verses

The Fighter Verse Scripture memory plan is built on and powered by the belief that Jesus and his gospel are “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16) —not only the power for the initial faith of conversion, but the power for the everyday Christian walk of faith. The Fighter Verses have been carefully selected—52 passages per year for five years (260 total)—to arm us for the fight for faith and love, and against unbelief and sin.

While the whole Bible is indeed both about Jesus and “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” our team has chosen the passages that we sensed would be most helpful in fighting for faith in God, his Son, and his gospel, as well as against particular sins and unbelief. The passages fall into three major categories: 1) those that fix our attention on God, his power, and his compassion toward us who believe; 2) those that arm us for the battle against specific sins; and 3) those that turn our attention to the person and Gospel work of Jesus where the strength for faith, and defeating sin, most powerfully flows.

 

The Different Collections

Fighter Verses Collection

The Fighter Verses Collection was the original compilation of verses introduced in 1997 and revised in 2011. This five-year memory program is broken down into five yearly sets with one verse or passage to be memorized each week. The verses chosen for this collection focus on 1) the character and worth of our great God, 2) battling against our fleshly desires, and 3) the hope of the Gospel.

Extended Memory Collection

The Extended Memory Collection is designed for those who wish to memorize longer passages of Scripture. Still structured as a five-year weekly memory program, this collection includes a set for Philippians, James, Romans 5-8, and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), plus an additional set of larger passages from various books of the Bible that are considered key to the life of faith.

Foundation Verse Collection

The Foundation Verses are 76 verses of foundational truth designed with toddlers and pre-readers in mind. The collection includes verses designed to lay a firm scriptural foundation of basic biblical truth that will pave the way for faith response along with illustrations to help children remember each verse.