How to Memorize the Bible
My story by Chris Priebe, 2000-08-12
I was in my second year of Bible school and I was sitting in the library trying to memorize some verses from 2 Timothy. I tried for an hour and barely could retain 3 verses, which I kept forgetting. We used to have to memorize verses for class. It would frustrate me how it took me all week to learn 5 verses and others would just look at them before class and know them for the test.
So I was frustrated because I could not get these verses. So I just prayed and after half an hour or so I was so excited in the Lord that I opened up my Bible and began to memorize. Seven verses in one hour. Eight the next day. Reviewed for a few days. By January I was memorizing about 30 verses a day (which I do not recommend since I have now forgotten those verses and was going too fast to really think on them)
This practice went on and off. I memorized some books and then forget them, then memorized them again and forgot them only to try again. It was a real joy when I was able to preach the entire book of James by heart.
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D-lite writes on 2002-05-03
I know I have the ability to memorize, but if I havenít done it for a while, then at first it takes more time and effort, until I have it back as a habit. What exercise is to the body, memorizing is to the mind. I find memory work difficult when my mind is not conditioned to it. We may not all be able to memorize equally well, but we certainly can all learn. Actually learning is memorizing, but real learning has the dimension of wisdom added to it.
This is one of my favorite passages Iíve memorized, ìBut the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.î (John 14:26 ). Thereís the proof - the Holy Spirit will bring back to our memories, everything we have heard and learned from the Lord. The key to this is that we take the time to really learn the Word.
Some treat the Word like a snack food and thus they never get to have a real satisfying dinner. They take just enough so that the hunger pangs stop and their appetite is assuaged, but they never sit down to a real meal to have their hunger truly satisfied and nourished. The Holy Spirit will only bring back to our memory what we have faithfully taken the time to learn in the first place. If itís not there, itís not coming back.
noellers writes on 2005-02-09
I absolutely hate memorization. It´s so boring. However, I found that if I first try to understand what I need to memorize first, then it is easier to memorize.
2 verses a day for 4 years most of New Testament by Chris Priebe, 2000-08-12
I did some calculations once. I discovered that if one were to memorize 2 verses a day for 4 years (that is the same length of time of going to Bible school) one could memorize the entire New Testament letters from Romans to Jude. Imagine graduating with that kind of education?
Carry verses on flash cards by Chris Priebe, 2000-08-12
My grandfather was really big into memorizing. My dad once sat behind him when he was preaching and he noticed that when he was reading from Revelation his Bible was opened to somewhere around James and when he read from James his Bible was open to somewhere around Romans.
He used to take the whole week. He would write out the verses on little cards and then when he was waiting in line (which was quite often since he was always very early) he would look them over. Or he would just sit in his chair and go over them again and again.
tammyingham writes on 0000-00-00
I found it was hard to learn to memorize the verses in the bible. So I tried with flash cards it worked really will.
It take alot of time to study and memeorize the bible but I love doing it.
michie writes on 0000-00-00
I carried some verses with my credit cards for a while, I use the cards a lot so I knew I would read the verses often! Months later the verse would pop back into my head in a conversation or when I was praying and although I may have thought I had forgotten it, God reminded me! How cool is that? I also gave away some of the verses to friends in need, and it was if God had got me to write His word out for my friend months before they needed it. It is a great idea to learn about Him and how much His words speaks into our lives.
deecee4jaycee writes on 2002-03-26
I worried that I was forgetting memorized verses also and that my eight year old grandson was not memorizing....then my sister gave me one of those daily bread verse holders for Christmas and so now, he picks a new verse each week and I type them up BIG on the computer and we tape them up in our rooms and then everyone in the family has to say the new verse on Tuesday nights....it is working!
Angelo writes on 2003-03-29
I have 40 credit card size flash cards with verses on them that I carry round in a little pouch thing that fits into my pocket and whenever I have a couple of minutes time where I´m not doing anything I pull them out and spend a little time memorizing the verse for that day. It´s really good cause it means your using all your little minutes of the day to do something worthwhile. And it also means that the verses go into your memory instead of just your short term memory cause you´re learning them over a longer period of time and not just a short half an hour. And I found that going through the previous ones you have learnt also helps keep everything in your memory.
Some suggested verses to start with by Chris Priebe, 2000-08-12
- Rom 3:23 - all have sinned
- Rom 6:23 - wages of sin, gift of God
- Rom 10:9,10 - how to be saved
- Eph 2:8,9 - salvation is by faith alone not works
- John 3:16 - God loves you so much to die for you
- Gal 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ
- 1 Cor 10:13 - God will provide a way out of temptation
- Phil 4:8,9 - when you are worried
- Eph 4:29 - when you want to say something hurtful
- 1 John 1:9 - when you have sinned
lenblaides writes on 2001-02-06
Eph 2:8,9;John 3:16;Gal 2:20;Phil 4:8,9;Eph 4:29;1 John 1:9; - Some suggested verses to start with
In the midst of the wonderful scriptures that are able to make someone wise unto salvation, we must not forget Philippians 1:6 which gives us the confidence that God will complete what he has started in us.
Phil. 1:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
No one has to struggle to do good works to preserve their salvation; no one has to struggle with the cross.
Philippians 2:13 says, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure..
And as for struggling with the cross and falling, Psalm 145:14 says, "The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
It seems evident that it is the Lord´s job to get you into heaven, all you have to do is to submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit and He will show you the way; after all, Jesus did say, " I am the way and the truth and the life." (John 14:6 ).
Memorize blocks of Scripture by Chris Priebe, 2000-08-12
After you have memorized 40 or so key verses I would suggest memorizing larger portions of Scripture. This helps with review because when you go to learn a new verse you go over the one just before it. When you want to practice it you just quote the section. Here are some suggestions. Matthew 5-7; - Memorize blocks of Scripture
- Psalm 1 - on studying the Word of God
- Psalm 23 - the Lord is my shepherd
- Psalm 51 - what to say when after you´ve blown it
- Psalm 139 - God´s view of you
- Matthew 5-7 - Jesus summary of how to live
- 2 Timothy - Paul advice to a young minister
- James - What true faith looks like in action
Internet Memorization Resources by Chris Priebe, 2000-12-29
I want to start a little collection here of resources on the web that you can use to help memorize Scripture. If you know of any others please suggest it as a link below.
"The main goal of our site is to give someone the ability to memorise the Bible intensively if not entirely and consequently any other subject, coupled into life-time memorisation. To this end, we offer a free course in basic mnemonics (memorization techniques)."
Learn how to memorize names (okay it¥s not the Bible but by increasing one¥s ability to memorize in general it will help when we come to the Bible)
Chris Priebe writes on 2002-05-02
Here is a fun little game that Jennifer Bruss (a fellow student) made. Have fun!
Gem writes on 2003-12-10
This isn´t an internet resource but i thought i´d mention it anyway. The pages of my Bible are scented with the same fragrant oil that I use as a perfume. The perfume then acts as a memory stimulant for anything I´ve read - and especially helps with memorising small chunks! It´s more of a girl thing, but one I´ve found very helpful:)
OhioDisciple writes on 2004-10-24
This site has a good memory software program, and several good articles on memorization, and Bible study.
How to memorize by lenblaides, 2001-01-31
There are many different ways to memorize text.
This is what works for me.........
1 I read the passage a few times in order to fully understand it.
2 I discuss it with a friend, even with myself.
3 See how it compares with anything in my life or the life of people that I know.
4 By this time the scripture means something to me and there are some associations.
5 I write, (not type) the scripture on paper and read it again.
6 I begin to memorize a portion till the whole is done.
7 I test myself on paper with the portions and then the whole.
8 I test myself vocally, and before I sleep I say the scripture again.
9 If I cannot remember while in bed, I quickly get out of bed and look it up, which is a sacrifice in itself.
10 I continue to say the scripture until it becomes second nature.
These are all recorded in a special book so that I do not forget what I have learned.
futbolmamasita writes on 2001-08-07
The way that I memorize a verse: I write five words of it over and over...then the next five...so on and so on...until I get it. Then I say it outloud until I am forsure that I have it.
ghoffmanpdx writes on 0000-00-00
It seems that whenever I read before I go to bed, the next day a situation will arise, and I will be able to recite and discuss that. Coincidence? I think not.
deecee4jaycee writes on 2002-03-26
Memorization is obviously and individual thing, people memorize differently...some put the verses to music, some tape them to their mirror so that they see them every morning, some listen to tapes of verses in their cars and memorize them as they drive, some write them, some repeat them over and over until it is rote....I think that the important thing is that you find your own method and then MEMORIZE!
Suggested Verses for Memorization by Chris Priebe, 2001-10-20
In our Youth Group I pulled out an old Russian Matrioska doll. I explained to them that it looks nice on the outside but wait till you see what is inside. Then I opened it up and inside was not only another doll but also a Bible verse. Then I opened it again and once more another doll and a Bible verse. Deeper and deeper we went until there was just the smallest doll there. I told them that this is how our life should be, deep inside we should have the Word of God. Then I challenged them to memorize lots of verses this year and I gave them the following list to get them started.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 )
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Psalms 23:1 )
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalms 51:10-12 )
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:12 )
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. (Psalms 119:9 )
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. (Psalms 139:2 )
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalms 139:14 )
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31 )
"Be careful not to do your ´acts of righteousness´ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. (Matthew 6:1 )
"This, then, is how you should pray: "´Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ´ (Matthew 6:9-13 )
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21 )
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 )
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.(Matthew 13:44)
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."(Matthew 21:22)
Immediately the boy´s father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"(Mark 9:24)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.´The second is this: ´Love your neighbor as yourself.´ There is no commandment greater than these."(Mark 12:30-31)
Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.(Mark 13:11)
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.Do to others as you would have them do to you.(Luke 6:27-31)
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? .(Luke 9:23-25)
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--(John 1:12)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.(John 3:16-17)
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."(John 4:24)
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.(John 8:34)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.(John 10:10)
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"(John 11:25-26)
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another´s feet.(John 13:14)
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."(John 13:34-35)
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.(John 14:6)
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.(John 15:5)
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.(John 15:13)
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."(Acts 4:12)
For since the creation of the world God´s invisible qualities-- his eternal power and divine nature-- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.(Romans 1:20)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,(Romans 3:23)
However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.(Romans 4:5)
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?(Romans 6:1-2)
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.(Romans 6:11-13)
I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.(Romans 6:19)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Romans 6:23)
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,(Romans 8:1)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Romans 8:37-39)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God´s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-- this is your spiritual act of worship.Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God´s will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will.(Romans 12:1-2)
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.(1 Corinthians 6:11)
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.(1 Corinthians 10:13)
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.(1 Corinthians 13:1)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.(1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.(1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.(1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.(2 Corinthians 4:17)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!(2 Corinthians 5:17)
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ´s power may rest on me.(2 Corinthians 12:9)
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.(Galatians 2:20)
So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.(Galatians 3:24)
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.(Galatians 5:1)
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."(Galatians 5:13-14)
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.(Galatians 5:16)
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.(Galatians 6:7)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.For we are God´s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.(Ephesians 2:8-10)
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God´s holy people.Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.(Ephesians 5:3-4)
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.(Ephesians 5:18)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."Honor your father and mother"-- which is the first commandment with a promise--"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."(Ephesians 6:1-3)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil´s schemes.For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.(Ephesians 6:10-13)
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.(Philippians 2:3)
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:7-8 )
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things.(Philippians 4:6-8)
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.(Colossians 3:20)
It is God´s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;(1 Thessalonians 4:3)
Be joyful always;pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God´s will for you in Christ Jesus.(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Don´t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.(1 Timothy 4:12)
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.(1 Timothy 6:10)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.(2 Timothy 1:7)
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15)
Nevertheless, God´s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."(2 Timothy 2:19)
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.Don´t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.(2 Timothy 2:22-23)
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,(2 Timothy 3:12)
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)
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.(Hebrews 9:27-28)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.(Hebrews 11:1)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(Hebrews 12:1-2)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.(James 1:2-3)
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.(James 1:13-15)
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.(James 1:22)
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.(James 1:27)
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.(James 2:10)
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.You adulterous people, don´t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.(James 4:3-4)
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.(James 4:7)
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn´t do it, sins.(James 4:17)
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."(1 Peter 1:15-16)
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God´s grace in its various forms.If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.(1 Peter 4:10-11)
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God´s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.(1 Peter 5:6-9)
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet´s own interpretation.For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.(2 Peter 1:20-21)
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly livesas you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.(2 Peter 3:11-13)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.(1 John 1:9 )
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.(1 John 2:3 )
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. ( 1 Chronicles 4:10 )
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 )
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7 )
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12 )
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30 )
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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14 )
youuthminister writes on 0000-00-00
This is one of my favorite scriptures, "And we know all things work together for the good of them which love the Lord, and are called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28
deecee4jaycee writes on 2002-03-26
And again I say....
Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:11
flutegal writes on 2003-12-16
ìÖAs Godís chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.î Colossians 3:12
ìFor this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of powerÖî 2 Timothy 1:6-7
alexrubio62 writes on 2003-12-24
"Trust In the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)
I love this verse. It reminds me when I begin to rely upon my own understanding, thinking that I can "Fix" whatever is going wrong in my life, I must rely totally upon Him to guide me in making the right decisions. It reminds me to have a "Childlike Faith" in God and His Son Jesus Christ. I owe him that much because my soul was bought with the blood of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Rich writes on 2004-04-11
It is really surprising how many scripture verses we acually have memorized, and don´t even realize it! Matthew 6:9-13 is a good example, anong with Luke 11:2-4 .
After finding out what these verses contain, we should then study them. You would be surprised what changes you will make in your everyday life, when you look into the scriptures in depth.
God Bless, Pastor Rich
luv2walk writes on 2007-01-15
John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.
I love this verse...
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The LORD your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.