Tuesday

15 Scripture memory tips: 6) Sing Bible verse songs



Scripture songs can make Bible memory both musical and simple. Lots of CDs and downloads are available to facilitate the process with catchy tunes.

When my kids were younger, we practiced memorable melodies around the house, learning Bible verses fairly easily by listening to such titles as the Donut Man Bible Songs, Steve Green’s Hide 'Em in Your Heart, and Integrity Music's Scripture Memory Songs.

Countless additional Scripture song choices exist these days - for kids and adults as well.

The repetition caught on. Pretty soon, we could practically sing those Scripture songs in our sleep. Some of our favorites still pop into my head from time to time - usually when I need such messages the most. 

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,
that I may meditate on your promises.
(Psalm 119:148, NIV)


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Friday

15 Scripture memory tips: 5) Memorize en masse



Lots of believers try this tactic for storing up sections of Scripture, from small groups to entire church congregations. Our church, for example, offers free stacks of Bible memory cards each year. These include all of the weekly suggested verses, which correspond to the pastoral sermon series.

The selected Bible verses also appear in the printed bulletins each Sunday.

No one is tested on these verses, at least in our church’s program. But the camaraderie of the shared effort seems to draw us along. 

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV)


Sharing Scripture memory goals can be one way to spur one another towards deeper devotion to God and care for each other.


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Monday

15 Scripture memory tips: 4) Call in reinforcements



Teamwork works, even for personal Scripture memorization. Call it encouragement, peer pressure, or team spirit. Hey, if Bible memory is easier when we learn verses collectively, why knock it?

“Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18, NIV)

Lots of believers try this tactic, from small groups to entire church congregations. Our church, for example, offers free stacks of Bible memory cards each year. These include all of the weekly suggested verses, which correspond to the pastoral sermon series.

Some families learn Bible verses together, reciting Scriptures at the supper table, in the car, or at kids’ bedtimes. As elementary school students, my kids were required to memorize several passages for their Christian school classes. That meant I grew to know those sections – right along with them.

I have to admit it was sort of fun to quiz one another, as we practiced those Scriptures together.


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Friday

15 Scripture memory tips: 3) Grab ‘em on the go



Some days seem to send us whirling along on life’s highway – in more ways than one. This condition may make Bible memory sound like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be.

Lots of believers write or type key verses on little cards and affix them to their steering wheel hubs or the dashboards of their cars. Others punch holes into several cards and string them together with jointedbinder rings, ribbons, or pieces of string and hang their Scripture memory collections from gear shifts or dash knobs.

Anyone who practices this tip can review those Bible verses while sitting at stoplights, waiting for traffic jams to clear, idling to await a passenger’s entry to the vehicle, or passing a few minutes before an appointment.


Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16, NIV)


Hey, that sure beats a few rounds of cell phone solitaire! What a practical way to redeem the time and drive God’s Word into one’s heart and mind.


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