What is Bible Drill?

Bible drill is a competition based scripture memory and Bible Skills program. Children that are a part of this prestigious program will memorize 25 verses, be able locate any book of the Bible in 10 seconds or less, and be able to locate 10 key passages of the Bible.

Children will practice on Sunday's, January 19 thru April 27, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM on the second floor of the Children's Wing.

Bible Drill Competitions

Children will compete in 3 separate drills starting in April (Church, Association and State level competitions). Where each drill requires them to earn more correct answers in order to move forward.

  • EFBC Church Bible Drill Competition:  Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Association Bible Drill Competition:  Sunday, April 27
  • State Bible Drill:  Saturday, May 3

See below for a complete list of the scriptures and key passages to be learned.

Ways to practice the verses at home:

Students need to be able to say the verses in 1 of 2 ways. Either by hearing the underline portion and then they must provide the rest of the verse and its address, or by hearing the address and then they must provide the entire verse.

Try these game at home with your child:

Verse Toss
Grab a ball or something easy to toss back and forth. Then toss the ball back and forth with your child saying the next word in the verse each time the ball is caught. After saying the verse a few times together, alternate saying words. Change the pace of the tosses, and go again. This game is more fun with more players so involve the whole family and before long everyone will know the Bible verse including your child.

Disappearing Verse
Use either a dry erase or chalk board / or any surface that you can write on and then erase. Write the entire verse on the write on surface and read over it with your child. Then read over it with your child. Erase a few words from the verse and see if your child can tell it back to you with filling in the missing words. Continue until all words and reference is gone. For a greater challenge (especially if you have already worked on the verse a few times), erase a large section at a time, or erase all the key words in the verse leaving only conjunctions, (and, but, or) and definite/ indefinite articles (the, a, an).

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Verses to know:

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a stronghold in a day of distress; He cares for those who take refuge in Him.

Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus told him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him.”

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Luke 6:37
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 11:9
So I say to you, keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

John 3:16
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 15:12
This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.

Acts 16:31
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Romans 8:28
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 12:1
Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

I Corinthians 4:2
In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one of them be found faithful.

Ephesians 4:32
And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God[a] and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 4:11
Our Lord and God, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because You have created all things, and because of Your will they exist and were created.

The Ten Commandments:
Exodus 20:3-17

A Psalm of Praise:
Psalm 100

The Greatness of God:
Isaiah 40

The Temptation of Jesus:
Matthew 4:1-11

The Sermon on the Mount:
Matthew 5-7

The Parable of the Sower:

The First Lord's Supper:

Jesus and Nicodemus:
John 3

The Crucifixion:
John 19

The Faith Chapter:
Hebrews 11