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Unofficial Pathfinder Bible Experience 2023
John Memorization Guides


Welcome to the Ready Answers Bible Memorization Curriculum. Unofficial Study Guides for the PBE 2023.

The Ready Answers Bible Memorization Program is designed to help you memorize Bible passages easily and quickly. It is based on many well-proven strategies for memorizing. From this page you can get our material designed to help prepare for tests on the Biblical book of John. This should be helpful for tests such as the 2023 Pathfinder Bible Experience or Bible Bowl events. It is also helpful for any study of this book. On other web pages at this site, we also have memorization guides for other books of the Bible.



Official PBE Information

We supply unofficial study guides. For the official rules and instructions to register a team, please go the the official PBE site: https://nadpbe.org/


Study Guides with Questions and Handles in English, Spanish, and French

If the hyperlinks in these study guides don't work, please try using Acrobat reader. This is often necessary on phones.
Memorization Guides Video Questions
chapters pdf Chapter Videos Excel pdf
John 1:1-4:42 preparing preparing preparing preparing
John 4:43-6:71 planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare
John 7-9 planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare
John 10-12 planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare
John 13-17 planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare
John 18-21 planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare planning to prepare

Team Organization

You will probably want to consider carefully who on the team should be responsible for which portions of this year’s material. Since some chapters are smaller than others, and some verses are similar to other verses making them difficult for one person to be ready to answer questions on both, assigning students to each learn the same number of chapters might not be the best strategy. The tables below show our recommended assignments. The goals we had were:

  • Each assignment should be about the same size as the other assignments. This is to help spread the effort equally across the team members.
  • To simplify remembering who is responsible for which verse, each student should generally be responsible for as few blocks of verses as possible. This is often in conflict with the other goals so a balance must be selected.
  • We consider if the content of two verses is similar. We try to assign these verses to different team members, because many people have difficulty memorizing two passages that are nearly identical. This year some of the worst examples of this are John 12:33 with John 18:32 and John 2:13 with John 11:55. They have almost the same message and use almost the same words, but they are not identical.
  • Each verse should be assigned to one student as a primary responsibility and to a second student as a secondary responsibility. This enables the students to consult with each other during the tests and help each other remember the details required to answer the questions. Also, if one student unexpectedly is not able to participate, the remaining team members are prepared to answer the questions.
  • Each student should have a study partner that leverages the primary and secondary responsibilities. This way, if the full team can't get together for every practice session, pairs of students can meet and study effectively.

Suppose the team members are Alex, Adam, Lexi, Jordan, Jeffrey, and Noah. Also suppose that Alex and Jeffrey will be partners, Adam and Jordan will be partners, and that Lexi and Noah will be partners. The table below shows that Alex has the primary responsibility for Ruth and 1 Kings 1, and Jeffrey has secondary responsibility for these same chapters.

Team Member Assignments
Segment Verses Alex Adam Jeffrey Lexi Jordan Noah
John 1:1-4:42 154 Alex's Primary Jeffrey's Secondary
John 4:43-6:71 130 Adam's Primary Jordan's Secondary
John 7-9 153 Alex's Secondary Jeffery's Primary
John 10-12 149 Lexi's Primary Noah's Secondary
John 13-17 155 Adam's Secondary Jordan's Primary
John 18-21 138 Lexi's Secondary Noah's Primary
Primary Verses 154 130 153 149 155 138
Secondary Verses 153 155 154 138 130 149
Total 307 285 307 287 285 287





Daily Video Lessons

These video lessons are designed to be completed within 30 minutes each. This is about how long many people spend eating a meal; so, you might consider feeding on God's word while you feed your body. Some people like to do the lessons while traveling to and from school or work. Each lesson teaches a new verse, helps you review recently learned verses, and helps you to become familiar with the verses you will soon be learning to make them even easier to learn. The lessons give you time to answer the questions before they give you the correct phrase from the Bible. Say the phrase aloud during the pause before the answer, and again after you hear the correct answer. If you don't know the answer to a question from a previous lesson, go back a few seconds in the lesson and learn the answer again. Once a week, we recommend that you review all the verses that you have learned for this year's PBE. You can do this using the Memorization guide, or the chapter videos.

Student Lessons
Alex's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare
Adam's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare
Lexi's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare
Jordan's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare
Jeffery's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare
Noah's Primary Verse Lessons planning to prepare



Fund Raising

Some teams plan for success by raising the funds early to ensure they will be able to go the the final NAD testing level. One very successful fund-raising idea is to have a 30-day verse memorizing event. Students can ask sponsors to contribute $1 per verse for 30 verses that they learn within those 30 days. Some people even pledge to give $2 per verse if they learn 60 verses. This not only funds the trips, it also can be a great incentive to get ready for the tests.


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