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5 Reasons to Memorize Scriptures

April 6, 2013

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I have recently begun participating in a Bible memorization group. It is already paying off to have someone to be accountable to in meeting my memorization goals. I highly recommend memorizing portions of the Bible as a part of your spiritual growth. Whether you work along with the group, follow this site’s plan, or work out your own plan.

Here are five reasons it is a great idea to memorize the scriptures:

  1. They are inspired of God (2 Tim. 3:14-17; 1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 1 Thess. 2:14; 1 Cor. 14:37)
  2. The Word has power to make us wise unto salvation (2 Tim. 3:15)
  3. Memorizing the Scriptures will help us always to be ready to give an answer (1 Pet. 3:15)
  4. The Word is like food to us (1 Pet. 2:2; Jer. 15:16; Ez. 2:8-9; Heb. 5:11-14)
  5. The Bible can prepare us to help and teach one another (Col. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:14-17)

Of course there are many more reasons, but this is enough to take the first big step.

If you don’t start now, when?

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2

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Built to Last

April 6, 2013

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Those that possessed spiritual gifts were not only misusing them, they seemed to esteem the ones that were least important the most. (1 Corinthians 12-14) While there is a personal growth aspect that needs to be attended to, Paul’s point was that they needed to focus on building up the church first.

Remember that the church is Christ’s body and our goal is to become one in that body. As we begin to turn out mind toward our next worship service, let’s plan to participate in a way that builds up the church, striving to become mature in our thinking and infants in evil (1 Corinthians 14:20)

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