“When we preach Christ crucified,
we have no reason to stammer,
or stutter, or hesitate,
or apologize.”
~ C.H. Spurgeon

“Gather the riches of God’s promises. Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart.”

–Corrie ten Boom

What do you reach for when you’re facing temptation?  When you’re speaking to someone about the Gospel in the break room?  When you strike up a conversation with a cashier?

Reading God’s Word is essential, but most of our day isn’t spent with our open Bible in front of us. 

Have a plan to etch God’s Word on your heart and mind so you can use it the other 23 hours of the day.

Pick a plan

A couple things to think about as you choose:

Take into consideration how much Bible reading you’ve committed to this year.
 
Then choose a plan that pushes you, but is a realistic challenge.

Practice

Practice is key!

If you don’t use what you memorize you’ll quickly forget it. 

Be sure to be reviewing on a regular, consistent basis to keep the verses fresh in your mind.

Get Support

Don’t try to go at it alone.

Get an accountability partner to help keep you on track.

The Scripture Memory Accountability Group (SMAG) meets at the church each Saturday at 9am.

Wield It

The Word is the Sword of the Spirit, and swords do no good when kept in a glass museum box.

Don’t forget that the goal of memorizing is to use the Word in daily life.

Use what you’ve memorized in your conversations with others (and yourself).

Memory Plans

Orange Belt

This plan helps you memorize 52 of the key “need to know” verses over the span of 2 years. 

You’ll be working on one, sometimes two verses, for two weeks at a time.

Blue Belt

This plan takes you through 365 verses, but with no time-frame.

Make your own schedule!

Green Belt

This plan helps you memorize 52 of the key “need to know” verses, including the Romans Road, in one year.

You’ll be working on one, sometimes two, verses each week.

Black Belt

This plan is certainly not for the faint of heart!  It includes the “need to know” verses, the Romans Road, and some longer complete chapters, equaling 365 verses.

You’ll be working on a verse a day throughout the whole year.

Have questions about a plan, or about Scripture Memory Accountability Group (SMAG)?

Contact us!