Scripture Memorization

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WHY MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE?

  • "...man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord" Deuteronomy 8:3
  • "How can a young man (or woman) keep his (or her) way pure? By living according to your word" Psalm 119:9
  • "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you" Psalm 119:11
  • "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm. 119:105
  • "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16
  • "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.Ē Hebrews 4:12
  • "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

HOW TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE

  1. Write the each verses on a separate card or small piece of paper so you can carry them with you and review them periodically during the day
  2. Learn the reference, and the first phrase as one unit
  3. Gradually add phrases until you know the whole verse
  4. Say the verse out loud, write it out, say it to a friend
  5. As you memorize and review the verse, think about how it applies to your life. What is the Lord telling you or teaching you through the particular verse?
  6. The most critical element in Scripture memory is REVIEW, REVIEW, AND REVIEW

WHAT TO MEMORIZE

  • Whatever the Lord puts on your heart as you read, study His Word and pray
  • Some suggested topic to memorize:
    • Assurance of salvation 1 John 5:11-12
    • Assurance of answered prayer John 16:24
    • Assurance of victory 1 Corinthians 10:13
    • Assurance of forgiveness 1 John 1:9
    • Assurance of guidance Proverbs 3:5-6
    • Christ the center 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20
    • Obedience to Christ Romans 12:1 and John 14:21
    • Inspiration & authority of Bible 2 Timothy 3:16, Joshua 1:8
    • Effective prayer John 15:7, Philippians 4:6-7
    • Christian fellowship 1 John 1:3, Hebrews 10:24-25
    • Witnessing (sharing Christ) Matthew 4:19, Romans 1:16

WHAT IS NEXT?
Get busy, add more verses. Stay with it and take time every day laying up Godís word.

Other suggested topics and verses

AFFLICTION
James 1:2-4
Hebrews 12:5,6
Hebrews 12:11
Psalm 119:71,72
1 Peter 1:6,7
THE WORD
2 Timothy 3:16
Joshua 1:8
Romans 10:17
Hebrews 4:12
Psalms 119:11
PRAYER
Matthew 7:7
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Matthew 26:41
Matthew 6:6
Mark 1:35
FELLOWSHIP
1 John 1:3
2 Corinthians 6:14
Hebrews 10:24-25
John 13:34-35
Philippians 3:10-11
WITNESSING
2 Timothy 3:16
Romans 1:16-17
Matthew 4:19
Romans 8:38-39
Matthew 1:23
EVANGELISM
Romans 3:23
Romans 6:23
Romans 5:8
Romans 10:9-10
Romans 10:13
GODíS RESOURCES
Isaiah 41:10
Philippians 4:13
Lamentations 3:22-23
Romans 8:32
Galatians 5:22-23
ASSURANCE
Job 19:25-27
2 Timothy 1:12
1 John 5:11,12
John 16:24
1 Corinthians 10:13
CHRISTíS DISCIPLE
Matthew 6:33
Luke 9:23
1 John 2:15-16
1 Corinthians 15:58
Mark 10:45
GROWING CHRISTLIKE
John 13:34-35
1 John 3:18
Philippians 2:3-4
Proverbs 3:5-6
HOPE
Romans 8:34-35
Philippians 1:29
Psalms 23:1
Hebrews 12:2
Matthew 5:10
COMFORT
Isaiah 53:5
2 Corinthians 12:9
1 Corinthians 15:58
Hebrews 12:3
Hebrews 2:18
WORK
Philippians 3:8
Matthew 5:16
Galatians 6:9-10
Mark 10:45
1 John 3:18
WORRY
1 Peter 5:7
Isaiah 26:3
Philippians 4:13
1 Corinthians 10:13
Philippians 4:6-7
OBEDIENCE
Romans 12:1
John 14:21
Proverbs 13:13
1 John 2:5
1 John 3:24
TRUST
Luke 9:23
Matthew 6:33
Romans 8:32
Philippians 4:19
John 15:7
SALVATION:
Titus 3:5
John 1:12
John 5:24
Ephesians 1:7-8
1 Thessalonians 5:10
FAITH
Ephesians 2:8-9
Hebrews 11:6
Romans 4:20-21
John 5:24
1 John 5:13
CHILDREN
Colossians 3:20
1 John 3:1
Matthew 19:14
Acts 2:39
Deuteronomy 6:4-7
CHURCH
1 Corinthians 3:16
Mark 10:45
Acts 1:8
Romans 12:1
Matthew 28:19-20
DEATH
Matthew 10:28
Hebrews 11:35
Luke 21:16-19
Philippians 1:20
1 Corinthians 15:54-55

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