Thursday, May 07, 2009

memorising scripture

SP has a new guy working with him on the project he is working on, and this guy is a Christian - hooray! He actually used to go to and do lay ministry at the church which our new minister came from and so knows him pretty well. Anyhoo, he has started to mentor SP which has been awesome, an older Christian man training and growing SP!
One of the things he has SP doing is memorising scripture. I think SP has about 20 or more down so far which is awesome. I too have decided to jump on the 'memorising scripture' bandwagon as I believe it is a good bandwagon to jump on. So far I have 3 down - I am going to try and write them out here to see how I go:

'had a blank for a minute'!

"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life" 1 John 5:11-12 (Assurance of Salvation)

"Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete" John 16:24 (Assurance of Answered Prayer)

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so you can stand up under it" 1 Corinthians 10:13 (Assurance of Victory)

I just checked them and I almost got them right, I just added one word to each of them - DOH! Guess I better keep practicing. I just corrected them so if you want to memorise them you don't start memorising my incorrect attempts!

I believe Aimee and Alison are also at it - You Go Girls!


Marla Taviano said...

I've been memorizing one verse (or passage) a week since the first week of the year (with some blog friends). It's been awesome!!

RodeoClown said...

I started trying to memorise Psalm 119 last year, have slowed down considerably now though :(

I'm stuck around verse 60(ish).
I was going for 2 verses a day, but got distracted and have not learnt any new ones in a month or so.

I'm planning on getting back into it though - well worth knowing as much as we can, and I figure once I have this one memorised, I might go learn something a bit shorter - Psalm 117 perhaps :)


I have a friend who memorised Galatians, and recited it at church instead of a sermon one week. That was pretty great.

Nixter said...

Psalm 119 - wow wee. You could have started with the shortest one you know ;)

Let me know how you get on! You can do it!