2018-19 Verse of the Month
Theme: The Ten Commandments
We’re encouraging every Ambassador from kindergarten and up to memorize these monthly verses
Theme: What We Believe (Statement of Faith)
This year we will memorize scripture as a church which identify with our statement of faith.
April – The First Commandment
Exodus 20:3 (ESV)
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
Question: What does God require in the first commandment? 1
Answer: That we know and trust God as the only true and living God.
May – The Second Commandment
Exodus 20:4–6 (ESV)
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven
above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow
down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing
steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Question: What does God require in the second commandment?
Answer: That we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly.
June – The Third Commandment
Exodus 20:7 (ESV)
7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him
guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Question: What does God require in the third commandment?
Answer: That we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also His Word and works.
July – The Fourth Commandment
Exodus 20:8–11 (ESV)
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or
your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the
sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath
day and made it holy.
Question: What does God require in the fourth commandment?
Answer: That on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest
from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath.
August – The Fifth Commandment
Exodus 20:12 (ESV)
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your
God is giving you.
Question: What does God require in the fifth commandment?
Answer: That we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline
September – The Sixth Commandment
Exodus 20:13 (ESV)
1 Adopted from the New City Catechism (www.newcitycatechism.com)
13 “You shall not murder.
Question: What does God require in the sixth commandment?
Answer: That we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful,
pursuing even our enemies with love.
October – The Seventh Commandment
Exodus 20:14 (ESV)
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
Question: What does God require in the seventh commandment?
Answer: That we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in
marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and
whatever might lead to them.
November – The Eighth Commandment
Exodus 20:15 (ESV)
15 “You shall not steal.
Question: What does God require in the eighth commandment?
Answer: That we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor
withhold any good from someone we might benefit.
January – The Ninth Commandment
Exodus 20:16 (ESV)
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Question: What does God require in the ninth commandment?
Answer: That we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love.
February – The Tenth Commandment
Exodus 20:17 (ESV)
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male
servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Question: What does God require in the tenth commandment?
Answer: That we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.
March – The Great Commandments
Matthew 22:37–40 (ESV)
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You
shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the