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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Memorize God's Word

HOW TO MEMORIZE GOD'S WORD
"Guard my words as your most precious possession. Write them down, and also keep them deep within your heart." Pr. 7:2-3

BENEFITS OF MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE
1. It helps me resist temptation.
"I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Ps. 119:11
2. It helps me make wise decisions.
"Your Word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path." Ps. 119:105
3. It strengthens me when I'm under stress.
"...Your promises to me are my hope. They give me strength in all my troubles; how they refresh and revive me!" Ps. 119:49
4. It comforts me when I'm sad.
"Your words are what sustain me...They bring joy to my sorrowing heart and delight me." Jer. 15:16
5. It helps me witness to unbelievers.
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15

WHEN TO MEMORIZE A VERSE
· During your Quiet Time
· While Exercising
· While waiting (spare moments)
· At bedtime (Ps 63:6)

HOW TO MEMORIZE A VERSE
1. Pick a verse that speaks to you.
2. Say the reference before and after the verse.
3. Read the verse aloud many times. Record it!
4. Break the verse into natural phrases.
5. Emphasize key words when quoting the verse.
6. Write down the verse and erase a word one at a time.
7. Write out the verse on a flash card.
8. Carry some cards with you at all times for review.
9. Display your verses in prominent places.
10. Always memorize the verse word perfect.
11. Put the verse to music. Write a song!
12. Get a partner so you can check each other.

Suggested beginning rate: 2 new verses a week.


THREE KEYS TO MEMORIZING:

REVIEW, REVIEW, & REVIEW.



We remember what is IMPORTANT TO US.

"Your teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver." Psa 119:72

(Note: Taken from the Discipleship notes of Pastor Dean Leones from Camp Calaca 2005)

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