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
June-Interesting Proverbs 6/2/19- Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him. And He will make your path straight.
6/9/19-Proverbs16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
6/16/19- Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
6/23/19-. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it
6/30/19- Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
July-Farming/Growing 7/7/19- Genesis 1:11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.
7/14/19- Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
7/21/19-1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
7/28/19- Hebrews 6:7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. Hebrews 6:7
August-Prayer 8/4/19 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14
8/11/19-2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
8/18/19- Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
8/25/19- 1Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
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