Archive for the ‘Bible Memory’ Category

328960_2898Resource: The Fighter Verses, as used by Bethlehem Baptist Church (where Piper pastors), are 5 sets of verses. One set per year. Four verses a month. The goal is to memorize one verse a week, so that our sword stays sharp in fighting sin and treasuring Christ.

Excerpt (from linked website): “Fighter Verses are short passages of Scripture which we as a church have chosen to memorize each week. The Scripture, day after day, reveals to us the greatness of all that God is for us in Christ so that by the power of the Spirit we find our joy in him and the ways of sin become distasteful — indeed ugly and repugnant.”

From the Children Desiring God website: “The Fighter Verses memory system (available in ESV or NIV) was created to help believers persevere in the fight of faith by arming them with God’s Word. Designed for preschool children through adults, this system allows individuals, groups, or entire churches to memorize and review at their own pace. Bethlehem Baptist uses this as a church-wide memory system with hundreds of adults and children committed to memorize one passage per week throughout the year. We invite you to join us!”

Click here to go download the verse sheet pdfs

Click here to buy the full memory system from Children Desiring God on their website.

Related posts:

An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture

18 Tricks to Memorize More Scripture


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1175999_82392776Resource: “An approach to extended memorization of Scripture” by Dr. Andrew Davis.

Summary: Dr. Andrew Davis expounds on not only the value of Bible memory, but the value of memorizing passages instead of single verses. We struggle enough to discipline ourselves to memorize a single verse. How can we be expected to tackle a passage? Davis offers practical ways to accomplish such a task, as well as retain what has been committed to memory. Many of his techniques can also be used to memorize single verses.

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711909_31727756Resource: 18 Tricks to Memorize More Scripture, by Demian Farnworth. Farnworth gives not only the reasoning behind the importance of Bible memory, but also goes further and gives 18 highly practical tricks for making Bible memory easier and more effective. Recently, I have spent time writing about the importance of the Word in our fight against sin as we seek to taste and see that the Lord is good. Farnworth gives us 18 ways to go further in this area. He also mentions the fact that busyness is often the culprit of memory trouble in all of life, which is interesting to ponder.

Excerpt: “But one of the most compelling reasons for memorizing Scripture I found in John Piper’s sermon If My Words Abide in You: memorizing Scripture shapes the way I view the world by conforming to God’s viewpoint.”

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Here is another interesting idea to aid Bible memory.

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