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The Fighter Verse program is the Scripture memorization program of Treasuring Christ Church.

The five-year Fighter Verse program features 260 passages to help believers fight against their sin and arm themselves for the fight of their faith (Ephesians 6:10-12). It was developed by Bethlehem Baptist Church under the pastorate of John Piper and Desiring God. 

Treasuring Christ Church chose to use the Fighter Verse program because it is overall the most developed Scripture memorization program available with the most existing resources to help you.

We are modifying the schedule to unify our church-wide memory initiative with the verses that our children are memorizing in Sunday School. Find the schedule of verses at the bottom of this page.

(Note: If you want to continue on with the Fighter Verse program as it is written, 2018's verses are Set 3 (of five sets) of the Fighter Verse program.Download the Fighter Verse Bookmark with a list of all the dates and verses for 2018.)

Browse the resources below to help you memorize Scripture and join us!

Pastor Boyd's Sermon on the Fighter Verses


Fighter Verse website

The official website for all Fighter Verse resources developed by Children's Desiring God. You'll find many aids to help you memorize Scripture. Start with this overview of the program.


Tips on Memorizing Scripture

The following articles give tips on memorizing Scripture:


iPhone and Android apps

Carry all the verses with you on your phone or tablet with the Fighter Verse app. You can pick between five English translations (the ESV is what Pastor Boyd uses).

The app includes many great features, including built-in quizzes to help you memorize, audio of each verse, the ability to add verses of your own, and links to study each verse in more detail.

This is Pastor Boyd's favorite Fighter Verse resource. The cost for the app is $2.99.

Watch John Piper's introduction of the iPhone app below:


Fighter Verse Card packets

Get all 260 verses in a printed index-card size binder. These are great to carry with you in your pocket or to place somewhere in view so that you can memorize all day long.

Purchase the ESV packet here.


Download a spreadsheet of all the verses

A free download of all the verses (ESV translation) in a spreadsheet.


Fighter Verses for Children!

Children age 2 to 5 are encouraged to memorize the Foundation Verses pack. This pack includes 76 verses designed to lay a firm scriptural foundation of basic biblical truth.

Purchase the Foundation Verses here.

Here are some helpful resources in teaching your child to memorize Scripture:


The Verses Project

The Verses Project is a website of music and art to help you memorize Scripture. Many of the original songs on this site take the Fighter Verses and set them to music. All of the music and art are free. The songs are of varying quality, but some will find this quite helpful in getting Scriptures to "stick" in their mind.


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Schedule of Verses for 2018

This spring, we're unifying our Bible memory program by joining with our Children's Sunday School class and memorizing, for the most part, the same verses that the children are memorizing.

[Note: If you'd like to continue on the regular Fighter Verse program, the passages for 2018 are in Set C.]

The date is the day you start memorizing the verse listed. For example, for the week beginning January 7th, you'd begin memorizing Matthew 11:28-30.

1/7: Matthew 11:28-30

1/14: Luke 19:10

1/21: John 3:16-17

1/28: Psalm 92:4

2/4: Matthew 20:28

2/11: John 15:12-13

2/18: 1 John 4:10

2/25: Romans 5:8

3/4: 1 Peter 2:24

3/11: John 11:25

3/18: John 14:1-3

3/25: Mark 12:29-31

4/1: 1 Peter 3:18

4/8: John 14:15

4/15: John 14:6

4/22: John 1:12-13

--Break for summer--