If you think you’ve lost your memorizing skills, remember this: We remember what we value and what we repeat.
We’d love to help you exercise your memory skills over the next few months. But for a higher purpose: to abide more fully in the true Vine, Jesus; to better love one another; and to bear more fruit that lasts.
We’ll keep it as simple as 1-2-3.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
- One verse at a time
We’ve divided up John 15 into one to two verse segments. Each week from June 2-September 29, we’ll remind you on the blog, in our eNewsletter, and on Facebook what the current week’s verses are. You memorize those verses however you do best: repetition, first letters, praying, audio, Scripture Typer, journaling, flash cards, meditating, reciting aloud, diagramming, etc.
- Two breaks
Two week-long breaks are also inserted into the schedule for catch-up or extra review (week of July 4 and first week in September). Print the full schedule as a bookmark here.
- Three partners
Not only are the Father, Son, and Spirit all eager for us to spend time with them (and all three are addressed in John 15!), but we provide three ways for you to stay connected online with others participating in the challenge. None are required, but we welcome you to all, at whatever level you prefer and have time for.
- At the blog: We love comments here, so you can share on each week’s Monday post what you’re learning, questions you’re having, encouragement for others, etc.
- With our Facebook group: Hide His Word is an active community of scripture memorizers worldwide who post what they’re memorizing (not only our current challenge but any memory verses), share tips for memorizing specific verses, and overall cheer for each other to stick with it because He’s worth it.
- In our newsletter: Make sure you officially register so you’ll receive the bi-weekly email newsletters. You’ll get a short reminder in your inbox every two weeks of the new verses plus their matching first-letters, bonus tips, and links around the web about scripture memorization.
But even if you don’t memorize with us this time, we pray you’ll still benefit each Monday morning here at the blog by reading the verses and perhaps using them for study or for journaling during the week. (You’re welcome to still register to receive the eNewsletters as well!).
Scripture memory is only one of many ways to help us abide in the Lord. If this is a way you’ve never tried, OR tried unsuccessfully and want to try again, OR tried and know it works for you, please join us.
We’re not aiming for perfection, just abiding.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
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