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.
November & December
Fall Memory Challenge It is never too late to join the memory challenge. Sign up in the foyer when you complete the challenge.
November Theme: Thankfulness Week 1- 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Week 2-1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Week 3- Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Week 4 - Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
December Theme: Christmas Week 1- Mathew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Week 2 - Luke 2:11 Today in the city of David a Savior has been born; He is the messiah, the Lord. Week 3-Luke 2:8-9 And there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. Week 4- John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Week 5- 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
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