5 Gospel Centered Scripture Memory Verses

One way to teach our children the importance of the gospel is through highlighting gospel centered verses—this may be through Scripture memory or simply studying key verses together as a family.

The word gospel means “good news.” Each of the 4 gospel accounts is prefaced by the phrase “the gospel according to…” (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John), and the accounts tell us about the good news of Jesus.

Here’s a few verses focused on the good news of salvation to get you started:

Defining the Gospel Message—Read 1 Corinthians 15:3–5 and pay attention to the four key verbs (died, buried, raised, appeared). Simply put, the gospel message of salvation = Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead.

Sharing the gospel with one verse—Use John 3:16 to share the gospel focusing on three things: (1) God’s Love, (2) God’s gift, and (3) God’s Gift of Salvation.

Talking about Jesus’ Purpose in Coming to earth—Read Mark 10:45 and discuss how Jesus came to give his life as a ransom.

Remembering God’s love for us—Read Romans 5:8 and note how Christ died for us when were deep in sins.

Reflecting on the Hope of the Gospel—Read Romans 8:1 and reflect on how there is no longer any condemnation for believers.

Sarah is the author of Bathsheba’s Responsibility in Light of Narrative Analysis, contributor to Vindicating the Vixens, and contributing editor for The Evangelism Study Bible. Some of her previous ministry experiences have included teaching and mentoring of adults and children in a wide variety of settings. Her small claim to fame is that she has worked with children of every age range from birth through high school over the past 20 years. She and her husband Ben reside in Richardson, Texas with their four children.