psalm 23 challenge
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Encourage your child to participate in the Psalm 23 Challenge!
Here's what you need to know....
Who is eligible? Primarily K-5th grade students, however, parents of older PreK students can opt to have their kids participate if they would like!
How can I help my child complete this Bible challenge?
First, go through the prepared Family Bible Study with your child. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a copy of the Bible study.
Then have your child memorize & recite the following verses for you:
4th and 5th graders: Psalm 23: 1-6
2nd and 3rd graders: Psalm 23:1-4
K and 1st graders (PreK can participate at parent discretion): Psalm 23:1-3
3. Finally, let us know your child completed the Family Bible study & memorized their key
verses for you by filling out this online completion form.
Deadline for completing this challenge:
January 31, 2021 is the suggested deadline.
Any child who complete this challenge will receive a $5 gift card to Chick-fil-A!
In addition, any student who does ALL 6 of the Psalms bible challenges by June 30th will receive a special end of the year award or prize!
Parents/guardians, consider posting a video of your child memorizing their key verses in the “DRCC Kidventure at Home” facebook group. We'd love to see them, but please know that this is not required in order to complete this bible challenge!
Questions? Email email@example.com
Family Bible Study: Explaining the Verses of Psalm 23
Begin with prayer.
Then explain that Psalm 23 was written by King David of Israel, likely towards the end of his life. Then read Psalm 23:1-6 out loud with your child. Read it at least 2x. Remember, repetition is key to hearing from God and learning! When you read it the second time, share the following explanation for each verse. After each explanation, see if your child has any questions or thoughts that they want to share. Then close your time in prayer, encouraging your child to thank the Lord for His protection and blessing.
1. Verse 1: Shepherds care for their sheep and Jesus (our Lord) is our shepherd because He cares for us in a similar way that a shepherd looks after his sheep.
2. Verse 2 reminds us that Jesus will take care of us by giving us time to rest, and by providing for our basic needs such as food & water just as a shepherd does for his sheep.
3. Verse 3: Jesus cares about us so much that He gives us strength when we are weak and will help point us in the right direction when we make bad choices.
4. Verse 4: Jesus will never leave us, even when we go through hard or scary times. He will always be with us no matter what happens and He is looking out for us even when it seems like we are alone.
5. Verse 5: When we follow God, other people may not like us and they may even treat us in a mean way. That can be hard, but God will give you exactly what you need (and more) to get through those tough times. He will always be with you!
6. Verse 6: Not only will Jesus be with us today, but He will be with us every day. Some day everyone who believes in Him and loves Him will get to live with Him forever in a perfect place called heaven!
BONUS: see if your K-3rd grader can memorize all 6 verses like the 4th & 5th graders!