Scripture Memorization

We all know scripture memorization is important, but I think for many of us, it’s hard to make time for it as a discipline in our individual lives. That’s why we’ve started incorporating scripture memorization into some of our larger gatherings. We’ve memorized two scripture passages together: one at the Winter Retreat and one at the last Deeper. Want to learn them? Try these exercises below:

Read this passage.

Matthew 6:31-33 (New Living Translation)

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Think of it in 3 chunks:

1. So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’

2. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

3. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Can you remember the rest?

1. So don’t worry about these things, saying, …..

2. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, …..

3. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously…..

Here’s a few words to start you off…

1. So don’t worry…..

2. These things dominate…..

3. Seek the Kingdom of God…..

Now try saying the entire verse!

Ready to try another one?

1 John 5:14-15 (New International Version, ©2010)

14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Think of it in 4 chunks:

1. This is the confidence we have in approaching God:

2. that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

3. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—

4. we know that we have what we asked of him.

Can you remember the rest?

1. This is the confidence…..

2. that if we ask anything…..

3. And if we know that…..

4. we know that…..

Here are a few words to start you off…

1. This is…..

2. that if we…..

3. And if we…..

4. we know…..

Now try saying the entire verse!

– Sarah Holloway

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