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Bible Memory Plan: 52 Verses You Should --and CAN--Know
     

Bible Memory Plan: 52 Verses You Should --and CAN--Know

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You can memorize scripture—

here’s how.

 

Start the challenging—but life-changing—habit of memorizing God’s Word with Bible Memory Plan. This indispensable study tool will help you develop a blueprint for personal memorization, starting with 52 key verses of scripture.

Overview

You can memorize scripture—

here’s how.

 

Start the challenging—but life-changing—habit of memorizing God’s Word with Bible Memory Plan. This indispensable study tool will help you develop a blueprint for personal memorization, starting with 52 key verses of scripture.

            Featuring full scripture text (in the King James Version, New International Version, and New Living Translation), brief devotional insights, and memorization tips, this little book provides the impetus, structure, and encouragement you need to begin.

            You can memorize scripture—here’s how.    

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607424192
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Value Books
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
355,800
File size:
2 MB

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Bible Memory Plan


By Pamela L. McQuade

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Barbour Publishing, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60742-419-2


CHAPTER 1

Bible Memory Verse


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 KJV

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NIV

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NLT


Topic

Our God


Insight

These opening words of the Old Testament form the foundation of our knowledge of God.


Tips and Encouragement

* Each week's scripture is quoted from three Bible versions. Memorize the one that is most familiar to you or that you will be most comfortable using in daily life.

* Read the verse aloud to yourself or whomever you're memorizing with. On the first day or two, your goal will be to get a feel for the whole verse. Every other day focus on memorizing a few words at a time.

* If you are single, you may want to memorize with a friend or fellow church member.

* Write out the verse on an index card and use it throughout the day to review the verse. Before you start memorizing, check what you've written against the text to make sure you copied it correctly.

* Some people learn better by sound, while others learn visually. Identify how you learn best and spend most of your time using that kind of method. Later chapters will introduce you to many methods of memorization.

* After you finish your week of memorization, keep one copy of an index card with your memory verse, so you can use it to review the verse in following weeks. Make sure you write the topic on the top of the card, so you can review verses by topic if you want to.

CHAPTER 2

Bible Memory Verse


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT


Topic

Christian Life


Insight

Whether Paul had much or lacked much, he told the Philippian church he had learned to be content. The apostle trusted in God's strength, not his own.


Tips and Encouragement

* Choose a calm part of the day to focus on your Bible memorization. The fewer interruptions you have, the more likely you are to be successful.

* Establish a set time when you will memorize the verse every day. Spend that time focusing on the verse and its meaning. Then review the verse over and over again then or throughout the day when you have a few minutes.

* Don't forget to memorize the book, chapter, and verse. It is irritating to have trouble finding a verse just because you forgot to memorize where it's located. And if you are witnessing to someone, they are more likely to believe your testimony if you really know where the verses are.

* It's best to choose one version of the Bible for your memorization, because changing versions can become confusing. But if you do use more than one version, be sure to memorize the version along with the book, chapter, and verse.


Review

Genesis 1:1

CHAPTER 3

Bible Memory Verse


Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 NIV

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 NLT


Topic

God's Word


Insight

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is all about God's Word. This verse tells us that God's Word guides our lives. If God thinks His Word is important for believers, how should we respond to it?


Tips and Encouragement

* When a verse paints a picture, as this one does, use its images to help you remember it. Visual images of a lamp, feet, a light, and a path can remind you of key parts of the verse.

* Don't just focus on each word when you are memorizing. Consider the meaning of the whole verse, and it will be easier to memorize.

* Be encouraged as you begin to remember portions of your verse. If you get a few words wrong, do not worry. Look at your accomplishments and continue to work on the verse.

* Sometimes a verse may provide encouragement for a situation you are in. Allow this element of God's truth to fill your soul.

* Finish your verse in less than a week? Go back and review the ones you've already memorized. Make it a habit to keep reviewing what you've already done. When you have many verses memorized, it will be a good habit to have developed.


Review

Genesis 1:1

Philippians 4:13

CHAPTER 4

Bible Memory Verse


God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 KJV

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. 2 Samuel 22:33 NIV

God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 NLT


Topic

Our God


Insight

David spoke these words of praise after God delivered him from all his enemies. How is He our strong fortress?


Tips and Encouragement

* In order to memorize effectively, you'll need to commit time to it. No one else can do this for you—it is your choice. But what is more important than your relationship with God? Because you love Him, make the time to memorize His Word.

* While you are memorizing, ask yourself what each verse means and how it relates to your Christian life. You are not memorizing just to have words in your head but to make them part of your faith walk.

* If you make mistakes, go back and reread your text aloud. As you repeatedly reread the whole text, you will begin to memorize it unknowingly. At some point, you will look at the text and realize that you have it almost down pat. This is the point at which you want to fine-tune your memorization. Look for words you have trouble remembering and begin to focus on them.


Review

Genesis 1:1

Philippians 4:13

Psalm 119:105

CHAPTER 5

Bible Memory Verse


So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 KJV

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17 NIV

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. Romans 10:17 NLT


Topic

Faith


Insight

People believe because they've heard the gospel message. How can those who have never heard know Christ? What will help them hear?


Tips and Encouragement

* Avoid the temptation to memorize too much too soon. You will have a sense of accomplishment when you get some verses in your head in a short time. If you rush it you may become discouraged and not want to continue.

* If one week contains a verse you have already memorized, replace it with one from the More Verses to Memorize section at the end of the book.

* When you have most of your verse down pat, continue to compare it to the original, in case your memorization is not quite accurate.

* Remind yourself that knowing the Bible well is important to your Christian life. Sharing your faith and encouraging others requires that you have God's Word in your mind.


Review

Genesis 1:1

Philippians 4:13

Psalm 119:105

2 Samuel 22:33

CHAPTER 6

Bible Memory Verse


A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 KJV

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 NLT


Topic

Christian Life


Insight

The book of Proverbs offers practical advice on how to live for God. How can we benefit from it?


Tips and Encouragement

* Absolutely can't find time to memorize a new verse today? Use your limited time to review the verses you've already memorized. But work on the new verse tomorrow.

* Forgetting to carry your memorization card with you? Make sure you have one in your car, wallet, and at work (so you can study it on lunchtime or break time).

* If you've memorized all the verses so far, be encouraged. At the end of this week, you'll have six verses memorized and have proved to yourself that you have the commitment to memorize the Word.


Review

Now that you have five verses under your belt, review them all.

Genesis 1:1

Philippians 4:13

Psalm 119:105

2 Samuel 22:33

Romans 10:17

CHAPTER 7

Bible Memory Verse


Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5 KJV

"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Proverbs 30:5 NIV

Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5 NLT


Topic

God's Word


Insight

Agur the son of Jakeh, who penned this verse, recognized how small his store of wisdom was, compared to God's. He encouraged others to trust in the Lord's every word.


Tips and Encouragement

* Spend a lot of time on your home computer? If you use the Windows program, you can type your verse into the Marquee screensaver. Read your verse before you move your mouse.

* Rewrite your verse every day. Leave copies where you can read them often.

* Constantly carry one copy of your verse with you. Review it in the doctor's office, as you wait for a friend, or as you take public transportation.

* If you'd like to memorize verses more quickly, you can memorize two verses in a week. When you have finished memorizing the verses here, pick up on the More Verses to Memorize in the back of the book.


Review

Psalm 119:105

2 Samuel 22:33

Romans 10:17

Proverbs 15:1

CHAPTER 8

Bible Memory Verse


A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 KJV

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 NIV

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34 NLT


Topic

Christian Life


Insight

At the Passover supper Jesus gave this command to His disciples. Following His death, they would need His love as their cohesive force.


Tips and Encouragement

* Look at the structure of longer verses, which may include parts such as an introduction, main concept, secondary ideas, or conclusion. (Each verse may have all of these or just a few of them.)

* Once you've identified the parts of the verse, aim at learning one portion at a time. Focus on the first section of the verse, perhaps up to the first punctuation mark, and memorize six to ten words at a time. Breaking the verse into sections helps you see that the whole verse is made up of easily memorized pieces. Take these pieces and work on them one by one. Read through the whole verse periodically as you are memorizing each portion.

* When you have the first section under your belt, you are ready to focus on another. Continue in this manner, memorizing a few more words each day and reviewing the old ones, until you have the whole verse memorized.

* When you have memorized each portion of the verse, go over the whole verse, to fix the whole thing in your mind. Focus on any areas you have trouble remembering, and fine-tune those spots.

* Speaking to the Boston Globe, actress Elizabeth Aspenlieder described how she memorizes her parts:

"It's almost like creating a quilt. I learn a piece, and then I go back over the piece I've just learned and add to it, and then I add another piece, and then I kind of do the stitches around the pieces I've just learned."


Review

2 Samuel 22:33

Romans 10:17

Proverbs 15:1

Proverbs 30:5

CHAPTER 9

Bible Memory Verse


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 KJV

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 NIV

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9 NLT


Topic

Salvation


Insight

God is perfect, and sin separates us from Him. John describes confession's role in our relationship with Him.


Tips and Encouragement

* Having trouble keeping up with your memorization? Review the memorization tips from earlier chapters. Increasingly focus on the most successful methods as you learn longer verses.

* Remind yourself that memorizing scripture not only helps you share your faith, it also brings you encouragement. God can bring His Word to your mind when doubt seeks to slip in, but only if you already have that Word there.

* If you find a verse you'd like to memorize, add it to the list of More Verses to Memorize in the back of the book, and work on it when you have finished these. Memorizing the Bible is not a rush job, but a lifelong commitment.


Review

Romans 10:17

Proverbs 15:1

Proverbs 30:5

John 13:34

CHAPTER 10

Bible Memory Verse


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8–9 KJV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8–9 NIV

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8–9 NLT


Topic

Salvation


Insight

The apostle Paul describes God's gracious salvation, in which He took sinful humans and gave them new life in Him. We could never earn this great gift from our Lord.


Tips and Encouragement

* Do not be intimidated by having to memorize two verses at a time. Start by reading the whole passage. Then continue in the way you began, breaking each verse down into smaller passages to memorize.

* If your verse has been put to music, sing it. Download music to listen to whenever you can, or use a CD. But be certain the musician has not taken artistic license with the verse, or you may not be memorizing the verse accurately.

* Or make up your own tune for your verse. It does not have to be an award-winning ditty, just something that helps you remember the words. Hum it to yourself throughout the day!

* Having trouble with your memorization commitment? Ask yourself why you are memorizing. If it's because you want to impress others, God cannot bless your time with His Word. Focus on the real importance of knowing God's Word by carefully reading Psalm 119. Why does God say it's important to know what He's said?


Review

Proverbs 15:1

Proverbs 30:5

John 13:34

1 John 1:9

CHAPTER 11

Bible Memory Verse


Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7 KJV

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 NIV

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 NLT


Topic

Christian Life


Insight

Love for God and others is a key part of the Christian life. John points out that we can be known as Christians by our love for one another.


Tips and Encouragement

* Try to memorize at a time of day when your mind is alert. If you are tired when you try to memorize, you may find you don't remember much.

* Need more tips or encouragement? Read ahead in that section of the Bible Memory Plan.

* Forgetting the verses you previously memorized? Daily write them down on cards again and review them. Make certain you are using the same version you first memorized, so you do not become confused.


Review

Proverbs 30:5

John 13:34

1 John 1:9

Ephesians 2:8–9


(Continues...)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this memory plan, there are 52 weeks (chapters). It is too simplified for serious consideration.