Children are great learners; they are always soaking in what is around them. One of the best things that we can do is to be helping young people memorize Scripture. There are countless benefits to hiding God’s Word in our hearts. If you have been desiring to teach your children or the kids in your life Bible verses, below are some great ones to get you started.

Here are seven great Bible verses to teach to children, and why.

1. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

First, it is great for little ones to learn that God is the Creator of all things. It helps them to acknowledge His deity in creation all around them. This gives them perspective of His greatness. Teaching this verse tells them the start of our story on earth and helps them to have it known that God is the one who created everything.

2. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Next, it is important for kids to learn that they are sinners and that they make mistakes. It is great for little ones to begin to think through that sometimes they do the wrong thing, but that everyone makes mistakes except God who is perfect.

3. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Then, we build on emphasizing the gospel. Even though we have all sinned, God loves us so much that He came as Jesus and died for our sins. Depending on how the conversations go or what the child asks, this is a wonderful verse to talk through heaven and hell and that Jesus is our Savior. This might seem like a cliche verse to pick for Bible memory, but it truly is one verse which tells the gospel. It is so powerful.