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What Bible stories do you want on the coloring cards?

Over the next few months we are going to be adding a number of new Memory Cross cards to help teach kids Bible stories. We need your help. Let us know what stories you would like to see produced.

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May 30, 2008 - Posted by | Give us your opinion

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  1. I think you should do a card on Noah.

    Comment by Mark Albert | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Suggestions for cards;
    Abraham and Isaac
    Joseph
    any of the parables of Jesus
    The kingdom of God scriptures
    Noah sounds good (as suggested by Mark Albert)

    it would be good if the drawings could be a bit more contempory

    Julie

    Comment by Julie Stares | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. i think the 10 commandments is really great to convict people of sin and the need for repentance.

    Comment by jennifer | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. i think the story of the birth of Jesus would be good. it would teach children and parents alike about the true meaning of christmas.

    Comment by anne | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. 1. The story of Pentecost would be great.
    2. The Conversion of St Paul – he’s such an important figure in the early church.

    Comment by Audrey Boucher | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  6. definitly need memory cards of the parable of Jesus. most needed – the wise and foolish house builders, the talents, the good samaritan, the prodigal son, the unmerciful servant. please, thanks, that be would greatly appreciated

    Comment by rob dp | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  7. A card on Jonah would be very good.

    Comment by Gary Souders | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  8. It would be great to have a card with David and Golitath

    Comment by Rebecca Adame | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  9. Ephesians 4:32
    Be ye kind one unto another tenderhearted forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you ooh ooh a doodly do ephesians 4:32

    Comment by kristin | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  10. The 23rd Psalm
    Moses’ life in 3 parts: birth & childhood; Journey through the desert; the 10 Commandments.
    The 4 Gospels (main theme of each).
    Mary & Elizabeth having children almost at the same time & being cousins. Queen Esther & Purim.
    The 10 Plagues of Egypt, it might be connected to Moses’ life also making it a 4 parter.
    Passover for the Jews.
    Joshua and the walls of Jericho.
    Sermon on the Mount.
    There’s tons of stories to do.

    Comment by Alice Gess | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  11. I think all of these suggestions are great. I think bible stories listed are needed. I would just suggest if you do quote scripture maybe make one that is KJV version.

    Comment by kristie jones | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  12. I believe a good one to use is the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. See Daniel 3:17-18.

    Comment by R. William Henderson | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  13. I’d like to see some of the stories that are hard to find things for, such as the Beatitudes, Jesus praying in the Garden, the Disciples, Christ’s birth from the Wisemen’s perspective, Mary & Martha, Abraham and Sarah, Doubting Thomas… (These are the few of the stories on my scope and sequence for the next couple years…) Thanks for asking!

    Comment by Jody | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  14. i like stories that god loves us no matter what and to love and to forgive each other

    Comment by Pamela K Thompson | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  15. Zacchaeus
    The Beatitudes

    Comment by Linda Turner | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  16. I would like to see the “Fruits of the Spirit” on a memory cross! And of course, Noah, Joseph, David and Goliath, The creation story? These cards are wonderful and the kids in our Children’s Church LOVE THEM! One even said he was going to take one to school with him so he could tell a boy who doesn’t believe in Jesus, all about Jesus! Thank you!

    Comment by Carol Mack | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  17. The ten commandments would be ideal. Also something on the fruit of the spirit, Pentecost, What would Jesus do???, if possible something on grace vs. law –

    Comment by Deb | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  18. I’d love to see one that illustrates the Lords prayer,and adds tips for the kids on how to pray this model but using their own words.

    Comment by natalie | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  19. Any of the stories would make a great memory cross card, bit I especially like the story of Noah.

    Comment by Peg | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  20. I too would like to see a card on Penticost. I feel led of the Lord to
    teach this to our children and young people in the fall. It would be great to have something for them to take home afterwards.

    Comment by Shirley | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  21. I suggest the story of Ruth and how she stuck with her mother-in-law even after her husband died, and God blessed her for doing so. Also, the story of Esther and how she stood up for her people going before the king without permission which could have meant her life, but didn’t.

    Comment by Carol Barth | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  22. The story of the 10 lepers would make a great memory cross. Pentecost would be another one. The children always stay through the entire worship service on Pentecost and it would be a wonderful, quiet activity for them in worship. Moses, Abraham and other old testament stories. The children aren’t as familiar with these stories as they are the ‘Jesus stories.’

    Comment by Christine | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  23. I would like to see common Bible stories from the OT, and maybe some of the parables from the NT. I would also like to see a John 3:16 in KJV.

    Comment by Laura Goodman | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  24. I would like to see something for 12 to 15 years old on the memory crosses

    Comment by connie byrd | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  25. These are some favorites:
    *The beloved friendship of David and Johnathan.
    *Jesus calms the storm.
    *Jeremiah 29:11-13, God has a plan for everyone.
    *Saul becomes Paul.
    *The return of Christ-no one knows when, return in clouds
    *John the Baptist
    *The little children come to Christ
    So many favorites, so little time-I could go on and on.
    Thanks for letting us have input.

    Comment by Joyce Grimes | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  26. 1. More VBS “theme” cards!

    2. You should do an “old testament” series. they could have the same format or style, but be on the classics. You could market them to churches/classes as packs of the same story, or you could market them to families as a ‘series pack’ with one of each story in the pack. In fact, each story could focus on a specific character trait (David/Goliath: Trust God, Joshua/Jericho: Obey God, etc)

    3. Another thought is to do some as a ‘treasure hunt’ with verses on different pages, or perhaps just some questions on a page with answers on the back. think of it as a “puzzle page” or activity Cross.

    4. LORD’S SUPPER. This is a much needed Cross. Most material on explaining the Lord’s Supper is somewhat boring and not suitable for children, who need to know. Especially young children who have a firm faith and understanding of salvation, but who don’t really understand what taking the Lord’s Supper is all about. This would be very popular with Southern Baptist churches, like mine.

    Thanks for the great products and costumer service!

    Comment by Niki | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  27. I think these would be great on a memory cross:

    1. The days of creation
    2. The beatitudes – Sermon on the Mount
    3. The ten commandments
    4. The birth of Jesus
    5. Important women of the Bible

    6. Divisions of the Bible (old/new test.; history, poetry, prophecy, Paul’s letters, etc.

    7. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly: In Christ we are a new creation…the old is gone the new has come. He makes all things beautiful in HIS time.

    8. (for children) understanding Baptism

    9. (for children’s choirs) what is praise and worship…
    praising with my heart, soul, strength; in my thoughts, actions, words of my mouth, with my life; I can
    worship by playing instruments skillfully to the Lord, etc.

    10. highlight some of the miracles of Jesus

    11. the plagues upon Egypt (God/Moses/Pharoah)

    12. story of the Battle of Jericho

    13. The Lord’s prayer

    14. The Great Commission

    Comment by D.K. | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  28. The story of Pentecost would be great. The Beatitudes,Also something on the fruit of the spirit. All the above are great would help a lot in in teaching.

    Comment by nancy | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  29. Forgiveness of sins and how Christ died for all sins, we just need to ask for forgiveness. Explain how confession helps with this.

    Another good one could ne concerning the Rosary

    Comment by Jim Bougie | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  30. I believe Esther would make an excellent memeory cross…how she dared confront the king as well as almost would give up her life for her Jewish people. It was all
    God’s planning…Haman’s plan actually backfired!

    Comment by Debbie | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  31. All of the suggestions above are very good. But my group are not motivated to color that much. I would like to see the cards offered in color.

    Comment by Teresa | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  32. I would love to have ONE coloring card that has a ‘page’ representing this year’s Vacation Bible School stories that I could hand out to the kids as a momento.

    The Call of Gideon: Judges 6:14-15; 6:36-7:21
    David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth: 2 Samuel 9:1-11
    The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: Matthew 18:21-33
    A Woman Healed: Luke 8:40-48
    Jesus and Thomas: John 20:24-29

    Comment by Connie | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  33. I believe you should put more detail bible stories like Job for the types of pain and obeiences.

    Comment by fran | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  34. Please put more stories like Job

    Comment by fran | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  35. I would like to see coloring cards on the following: Esther; Ruth and Naomi; Joseph’s Life; David’s Life including David’s kindness to Mephibosheth (we don’t see much on this person in David’s life); Parables of Jesus, Raising of Jairus’ daughter and other miracles of Jesus; Divisions of the Bible; the Lord’s Supper and Baptism for children; Mary and Martha; the Lord’s Prayer; the Beatitudes; Joshua and the Battle of Jericho; David and Goliath; Creation; Noah; Jonah; more Bible verses, and etc., etc., and etc. Thanks for a wonderful product and fast service.

    Comment by Sandi Malone | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  36. I could not use the link, so I am replying this way. I believe the following lessons would be good in memory cards. Noah, Jericho, Zacchaeus, The ten lepers healed, Jesus calming the storm. I’m sure there are more.

    Thank you,
    Deborah Sabatino

    Comment by memorycrossinc | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  37. Parables of Jesus
    Gideon
    Esther
    Pentecost

    Comment by Charlotte Straight | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  38. I would think that the memory crosses should be done in accordance to the childs age. Younger ones might not totaly understand something for an older child. But really like the subtitles posted. Thanks

    Comment by Mary | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  39. These are all great ideas I am most interested in the OT stories : Creation / Ten Commandments /King David / Ruth.
    Thanks for asking our input …

    Comment by Cindy Osterling | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  40. All the parables of Jesus would be great!

    Comment by Duana | June 3, 2008 | Reply

  41. All of the stories mentioned before would be good to have. How about some of the angels, archangels, throne in heaven, beasts and other interesting things described in Revelation? I would also like to see the drawings be more contemporary. If they are for coloring, less detailed drawings would make them easier to color for younger children.

    Comment by Marlene | June 3, 2008 | Reply

  42. Adam and Eve.

    Comment by Jude | June 3, 2008 | Reply

  43. We’ve used these memory challenge items with our Kids Ahoy program:
    -John Wesley’s Quote: “Do all the good…
    -The 10 Commandments
    -The Beatitudes
    -The Names of the Disciples
    -Names of God

    Comment by Fred | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  44. I really like the suggestion of John Wesley’s “do all the good that you can, etc.”

    I also love Paul’s advice in 2 Tim 2:21-25
    21 … ready for every good work.
    22 …pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace … be kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient,
    25…correcting opponents with gentleness…

    Comment by Linda | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  45. Roman Road
    Fruit of the Spirit
    Armor of God
    10 Commandments
    The Lord’s Prayer
    23rd Psalm
    Psalm 119: 105 (Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path)

    Comment by unvlmom | June 6, 2008 | Reply

  46. I honestly would like to see a card on “Reading God’s Word” and even “The Importance of Fasting”. What victory the children would have if they knew how to begin to apply these to things in their Christian walk.

    Comment by Cind - Ohio | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  47. I’d like a memory cross on Jesus concerning money.

    Comment by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  48. Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

    Comment by Mark Myers | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  49. I would like to see Luke 15–the lost coin, the lost sheep, the lost son. That would be a good progression into the gospel

    Comment by kate | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  50. I think #26 covers everything I would like to see! They would be great.

    Comment by Belinda Cassettair | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  51. I think noah and creation, ten commandments.

    Comment by Belia | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  52. The Ten Commandments
    Beatitudes
    The parables of Jesus
    God’s Love
    The Lord’s Supper
    The Story of Jesus
    Any of the stories in the Bible would be great–faith, love
    and the hope we have in having Jesus as Lord of our lives are the best!!!!

    Comment by Carol | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  53. 1.Someone else mentioned more VBS cards – when they roll out 2009 VBS Themes & Ideas begin working on a card to go with each one. The coloring ones would be great for teacher to add to their classroom activities.

    2. Love one another as yourself – the greatest commandment

    3.The Golden Rule

    4. Creation story

    5. Noah Ark

    Comment by Piper Stephens | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  54. If they could be made to correspond with a particular series, it would be nice. LIKE: the series that Child Evangelism uses in their 5 day clubs and in their good news club….or to go along with some other company’s lessons plans…..otherwise I just vote for more SALVATION – with and without words. Some geared forchildren, some geared for adults – that can be used internationally and with deaf, etc. Sorry, just do not have the time to just sit and brainstorm this. This company has a lot of potential and I am glad you are reaching out for ideas to expand and improve it.

    Bonnie
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    Comment by memorycrossinc | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  55. I would like one own Esther , my computer is acting up so this is how I can till you & Ruth would be nice to.God bless love sister in Christ Victoria
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    Comment by memorycrossinc | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  56. 23rd Psalm

    Seed falling amongst thorns, on the rocks, etc.

    My favorite verse: Philippians 4:8. Perhaps in NKJV. It does vary a lot by Bible version. It has great application every day of your life.

    Jesus saying “follow me.”

    Miriam singing praises in Ex. 15:21
    And Miriam answered them, Sing you to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.

    The 3 Hebrew children standing their ground re their food and not bowing down.

    The good samaritan–loving your neighbor

    Fruit of the spirit

    Mary and Martha

    Jesus healing the woman who touched his garment because her faith was so great.

    Joseph giving God the credit while he helped others

    Psalm 8, the whole thing, in KJV. How powerful!
    1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
    2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
    3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
    4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
    5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
    6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
    7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
    8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
    9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

    Comment by VeggieMom | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  57. 10 commandments, Pentecost, the fruits of the spirit, the beatitudes, the armor of God, the story of Lazarus rising, and the parable of the lost sheep. Thanks, Deb

    Comment by memorycrossinc | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  58. I would like to color cards of the Ten commandments
    And the golden rule

    Comment by Edna Jackson | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  59. Here are some ideas for memory cards:

    Explaining the trinity
    Jonah and the whale
    Samson and Delilah
    The three temptations of Christ

    I love your work. Keep it coming!!!

    Comment by Tammy | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  60. I think a great one would be the Alabaster jar story… That way we can teach on true worship!

    Comment by Liz Perez | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  61. How about SONGS! Like, maybe, Jesus Loves Me?

    Comment by Carol Mack | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  62. I agree the caterpillar into the butterfly would be a great lesson for my preschoolers when we cover the butterfly section. Also I was disappointed you didnt use the VBS verses to go with Concordia Publishing House’s VBS this year. I would have liked to have used those.

    Comment by kristin | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  63. The coloring cards are fun, but most of my kids get frustrated when the background of the pages don’t match up well. obviously it is tricky to make all 4 pages match, but some are better than others. having a green mountain turn up behind one cross, while the other 2 crosses sky in the background, for example. what may line up perfectly in black/white doesn’t always work when colored! 🙂

    More full color memory crosses! my kids like those better. some aren’t happy with their coloring and then don’t use it anymore.

    a set of 5 smaller, full color crosses that go with the same lesson? a ‘mini’ set? Christmas works for that idea. one taught each week or all in one.

    Comment by Niki, again | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  64. COORDINATE WITH CHILDREN’S MUSICALS & VBS. When the newest children’s choir musicals are released, follow the main Bible story in those. as soon as we start a new show or vbs, i search your site for lessons that match up. this would be a big hit!

    Comment by Niki, again | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  65. 23rd psalm
    armor of God
    Parables
    Fruits of the Spirit
    Beatitudes
    Model for Prayer

    Comment by Janice | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  66. I work with kids with special needs. I would like to see full color memory crosses for the 10 commandments. One for each commandment. I teach one commandment per week. My kids don’t color great so the full color ones are great. Maybe all color with ONE thing that the kids color in the picture. I would like to see this same thing with the beattitudes and the Fruits of the spirit. We took one week for each fruit. The more little activities we have for each one the better. I do alot of repetition with my kids to REALLY learn the content.

    Comment by Diane Mackey | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  67. Ideas for Memory crosses – some of the classic OT stories
    Noah, creation, Moses, daniel and the Lions, Jonah, Joseph, Samuel, David and Goliath……
    But also the parables Jesus told and some of the miracles he did – the lost sheep, the lost coin, the good samaritian, the parable of the sower, wise and foolish builder, the lost son, the 2 sons,feeding the 5000, the 10 lepers, jesus healing the man whose friends lowered him down through the roof….
    Maybe some on people jesus met? eg Zacchaeus, blind, bartimaeus, Mary and martha…
    Could you use a child friendly version of the bible when you include scripture.

    Comment by Linda | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  68. I don’t know if this has already been done or suggested, but what about the ABC’s of being a christian?
    Adam and Eve in the garden?
    What about Joseph and his brothers?
    There are so many stories that a person could choose from.
    I am sure that whatever you decide it will be great.
    Keep up the good work and May God Bless You all.

    Angela

    Comment by Angela Perot | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  69. I would like to see the following bible stories on cards: 1) book of psalms 27,37,91, 100. the story of Ruth,story of wisdom and the fruits of the spirit.

    Comment by patricia ham | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  70. i think the story of the crusifixon of jesus. and also the last supper. the lords prayer i love all the stories but we need a lot of stories with the bibl for youth(8-12 yrs of age.)

    Comment by wanda | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  71. the fruits of the spirit!!
    it’s difficult to tell children about this
    but it’s important to tell them.

    Adam and Eve
    children must know their real identity that given by God and that satan has broke those by sin.
    Children of God are earth protector, not earth destroyer.

    thank you for the opportunity to give my ideas to you.
    keep the good work and may God bless you.

    btw, are you gonna make cards in indonesian language? 🙂

    elizabeth – indonesia

    Comment by elizabeth | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  72. I just love the story of “Ruth and Naomi”, and also
    of “Queen Esther and Mordacai”.

    Comment by Donna Costa | June 12, 2008 | Reply

  73. How about one for new christians on
    *Baptism
    *Lord’s Supper
    *Tithing
    *Prayer
    *Bible Study
    *Sharing testimony

    Comment by Joyce Grimes | June 12, 2008 | Reply

  74. I would love to see one about Noah’s Ark. I do gospel clowning and could sure use it in a trick to show how God promsed that he would never flood the earth again and used a rainbow to signify this.

    Comment by Cheyanne | June 16, 2008 | Reply

  75. The Armor of God. Eph. 6

    Comment by Lisa | May 19, 2009 | Reply


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