Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
Memorizing scripture has numerous benefits. First and foremost, when you memorize verses they will be in your mind ready when you need them. I’m always willing to review a product that serves as an aid in memorization. Scripture Memory Fellowship provides an organized way to memorize Bible verses with 14:6 – The Way.
What is 14:6 – The Way?
14:6 – The Way is a Scripture memory course on salvation. The purpose is to memorize Scripture, understand the context in order to deepen your own faith, then share it with others. It is available in ESV and KJV. I chose the KJV and received a flip book, with a top-spiral that is half the size of a standard notebook. The pages are a thick, card-stock paper. The book itself contains seven units with four lessons in each unit. The unit topics are:
- Who is God?
- What went wrong?
- What did God do?
- What did Jesus do?
- What is salvation?
- How do we respond?
- What happens next?
Within these units, you will find four lessons that show the doctrine of the particular unit topic. For instance, the first unit, Who is God?, contains four lessons with verses to answer that question. The verses for that unit have a weekly theme to support that God is Creator, Got is Eternal, God is Holy and Just, and God is Merciful and Gracious.
Other parts of 14:6 – The Way are check boxes to ensure the verses were memorized and how well they were memorized. There are also check boxes to record any opportunities you’ve had to share the memorized verses. The week’s lesson has a short, “consider the meaning” section with three simple questions, and a discussion question. It’s not as complicated as I may have made it, so now is a good time for photos that will bring it all together!
The main part of each lesson are the memory verses. I love how they are set up that allow you to pick your own pace by memorizing one, two, or all three each week. They are color coded, so depending on how many you may want to memorize is the color/colors to work on. The student is held accountable by reciting the memorized verses at the end of each week. What makes the recitation “fun” is that the student gets a check mark for bronze, silver, or gold based on if they had to get any help or had a word incorrect. That could be a great motivator for kids and adults alike!
The course contains 28 weeks of material. If you memorize all the verses, you will have mastered 84 verses! Wow, that’s quite an accomplishment! However, how many verses you work on is up to you, so if you just do one a week, that’s still 28 verses. Then you can go through the course all over again and stretch it out to 84 weeks. There’s lots of flexibility with 14:6 – The Way.
A fun way and useful tool to help in memorization is VerseLocker. It’s an app that offers several ways to practice. It’s completely awesome and completely free! You can download the app in your preferred app or play store. This is a great way to challenge and encourage friends and family.
What I thought of 14:6 – The Way
There are so many features I like about this course: the style, the ease of use, the whole idea of it, and more. While I firmly believe “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16, I also firmly believe 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
I should note that 14:6 – The Way takes more of a denominational turn in the Consider the Meaning section beginning in Lesson 19 and thereafter. That view of salvation (using 1 Peter) may not align with what all believers believe. There are other areas in the remaining lessons dealing with water baptism that is clearly denominational. All Scripture is for our learning, I just found some of the verses used to teach doctrine may not align with everyone’s understanding of the Scriptures.
Memorizing Scripture is time well spent! Several families from the Crew also reviewed 14:6 – The Way, so be sure to click the banner below for their opinions.