Scripture Memory Challenge- We have embarked on a year-long challenge for the entire congregation to put scripture to memory. We often encourage our children to memorize scriptures as a part of contests to reward their efforts. Somewhere along the way, we lose the motivation to put scripture to memory, so this year, we issue this challenge. Each month we will provide 1 scripture for each week of the month. Start small and see how much you can do!
“These words will I hide in my heart, that I may not sin against you.” Psalms 119:11 Why memorize Scripture: I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking than memorizing scripture. Chuck Swindoll
Conformity to Christ – Jesus memorized scripture
Daily Triumph over sin – renew our mind and transform our life
Daily triumph over Satan – help against temptation
Comfort and counsel for people you love – encouragement to others
Communicating the gospel to unbelievers
Communion with God & blessings to our lives
Tips to Memorizing Scripture:
Make up your mind that you CAN and WILL do it.
Work at it every day.
Keep your current memory verse posted in several places where you will see it.
Repeat it out loud and as often as possible, review it, use it!
Read the verse in its context and study it, learning the reference as part of the verse.
Figure out some homemade mnemonics and metal associations.
February Memory Verses Theme: Loving God, others & yourself
April & May Scriptures
April-The Words of Jesus
Week 1 - John 14:6 New International Version (NIV) 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Week 2 -Matthew 7:7-8 New International Version (NIV) 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Week 3-Matthew 4:19 New International Version (NIV) 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Week 4-Matthew 6:33 New International Version (NIV) 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Week 1-Psalm 28:7 New International Version (NIV) 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Week 2-Psalm 95:1 New International Version (NIV) 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Week 3-Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Week 4-Isaiah 49:13 New International Version (NIV) 13 Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
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