Memorizing Scripture

Just in the last few years, I've experienced the incredible benefits of memorizing complete passages and chapters of the Bible. As a result,  I've fallen in love with memorizing full passages rather than just pulling out my favorite verses and simply memorizing those. The posts below will help find out how I began memorizing as well as many of the lessons I've learned along the way.


“Guard my words as your most precious possession. Write them down and also keep them deep within your heart.” (Proverbs 7:2 TLB)   
Why Memorizing Scripture Is So Worth It!
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10 Reasons Why I Memorize Scripture

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I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified. 

Chuck Swindoll  

(Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], 61).

Why A Good Memory is Not Required To Memorize Scripture

Memorizing Scripture: Good Memory Not Required

You may not believe you can memorize Bible verses, but that’s just not true. You can memorize what you want to memorize. If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably memorized the Pledge of Allegiance. You may have memorized the Lord's Prayer. You memorize what’s important to you: phone numbers, song lyrics, recipes, and baseball stats. Memorizing Scripture is really a matter of motivation rather than skill. 

Rick Warren 

Rain's Voice : I can do everything through Jesus! -Philippians 4:13 
How I Got Started Memorizing Scripture

How I Began Memorizing Scripture

Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you need it! How does it get in your mouth? Memorization. 

Dallas Willard, professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California 

 (“Spiritual Formation in Christ for the Whole Life and Whole Person” in Vocatio, Vol. 12, no. 2, Spring, 2001, 7).

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Why Memorize Complete Passages of Scripture Rather Than Individual Verses

 The Benefits of Memorizing Passages Over Individual Verses

The Word of God comes to us, for the most part, in paragraphs—developed trains of thought that tell a story (narrative, Gospels), unfold a law (Pentateuch), make a doctrinal argument (epistles), make a case against God's people and their sins or reveal the future of God's people (prophets), or describe in complex imagery an apocalyptic vision of the future (Revelation). Individual verses do not capture the train of thought and therefore are more likely to be taken out of context. 

Dr. Andrew Davis 

Scripture Memory Tips

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How to Break Down Longer Verses for Easier Memorizing 

was in my 30s before I started reading through the whole Bible .

Scripture Memory Challenges

Summer Scripture Memory Challenge

Psalm 103 Memory Challenge

Isaiah 55 Memory Challenge

Psalm 71 Memory Challenge

John 15 Memory Challenge

Ephesians 1 Memory Challenge

1 Peter 1 Memory Challenge

... Memorize the Mount: Free Sermon on the Mount Memory Booklet} ~Ann
Memorize The Mount by Ann Voskamp  

Memorizing with Kids

4 Reasons I love Memorizing With My Little Girl

Why Memorize During Summer Vacation?

My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt; Yvette Santiago Banek (Hardcover ...
Fantastic book featuring memory verses for kids!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for encouraging Scripture memorization and for these great tips! May I suggest another helpful way to memorize long passages? It is the app Bible Memory: Remember Me. Quizzes, flashcards, audio recording, playback and an intelligent review system help you to memorize your favourite passages from 44 Bible versions. It's so easy to use it is even part of Google Play for Families.


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