Poster: I Know the Scriptures Are True

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I Know the Scriptures Are True

Memorizing Ideas

Memorizing scriptures can help us better learn and remember gospel teachings. The following ideas can help make memorizing the scriptures on the cards more enjoyable:

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    Point to each word on the scripture card as you repeat it out loud. Repeat the procedure until you have memorized the scripture.

  2. 2.

    Repeat the scripture several times. Cover up a few words at the beginning of it and repeat them; then cover up a few more words and repeat from the beginning all the covered-up words. Continue covering up the words and repeating them from the beginning until you can say the whole scripture without looking at it. Variation: Start covering up words from the end of the scripture.

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    On a separate sheet of paper, write the first letter of each word in the scripture. Point to each letter as you repeat the corresponding word. Continue the procedure until you no longer need the letters to repeat the scripture.

  4. 4.

    With a pencil, separate the scripture into phrases or groups of several words. Repeat each phrase or group of words a few times, beginning with the first phrase and continuing to the last, then beginning with the last phrase and working backward to the first, until you have memorized the whole scripture.

Scripture Bookmark


January Amos 3:7

February Moro. 10:4–5

March John 17:3

April John 14:6

May 1 Ne. 19:23

June Prov. 3:5–6

July 1 Ne. 3:7

August Mosiah 18:10

September James 1:5

October Rom. 1:16

November D&C 59:7

Poster Scripture Cards


Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)


And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. (Moro. 10:4–5)


And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent. (John 17:3)


I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)


I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning. (1 Ne. 19:23)


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Prov. 3:5–6)


I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. (1 Ne. 3:7)


Ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you. (Mosiah 18:10)


If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. (Rom. 1:16)


Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things. (D&C 59:7)


Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him. (Moro. 10:32)

An Old Testament Time Line

The scriptures are a record kept by prophets called by Heavenly Father to teach and guide His children here on earth. As you read and memorize the scriptures referred to on this year’s poster, do it prayerfully. When you do, you will gain a better knowledge of the scriptures and their truthfulness. Each scripture and picture reinforces the poster’s monthly theme. To learn more about each monthly poster picture, read the story about it in the Friend. Then prepare the flannel board figures and use them to retell the story in family home evening or in a Primary talk. When the poster is completed at the end of the year, you will have memorized some important messages from God, and you will have an illustrated time line of events from the Old Testament.

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[photo] Photo by Steve Bunderson

[illustrations] Paintings by Robert T. Barrett, Harry Anderson, Ted Henninger, Del Parson, and Lowell Bruce Bennett