NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
DYNAMIC DISCIPLESHIP SERIES
FROM SHATTER THE DARKNESS
Who would want to take the time to memorize the Word of God?
Well lets see, there's Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, Paul, Mary, Steven, Philip, Peter, many others and Jesus Himself.
As you read the new testament you will see all of the above quoting the scripture and in many different circumstances.
They quoted the Word (from memory) while praying, worshiping, evangelizing, teaching, defending and even while battling the devil himself.
Scriptures are the Living Words of God, they have His life and power in them. You can't be saved or grow deep without them. So memorizing them will become a treasure of knowledge and a way to be fruitful in life and ministry.
Little knowledge of scripture means little spiritual power, faith and works. All great believers who did great things for God had scripture in their lives.........and could quote it as needed along the way.
I urge you in these days we live in to make it part of your life style to always memorize the scripture. The love of scripture, our honoring them is clearly a sign of love and commitment to Jesus.
John 14:23 ''Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
Knowing the Word comes before doing them(obedience)
WHY SHOULD YOU MEMORIZE THE WORD OF GOD?
1. It is the Word of God........there is nothing spiritually higher
2. By the Word you were born again (saved )
3. It is God's personal Word to you
4. Those who quoted the Word had it memorized
5. It can be used in many ways:
By God to you
By God through you
To encourage you
To defend in spiritual war
Remember it is the Holy Spirit who uses (and is author) the Word to win the lost and build the believers.
The Holy Spirit will use in you and through you the Word that you KNOW.
He Reminds you of what you HAVE inside.
BANK THE WORD OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE
''Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.''
In the pod cast session
DWELL IN YOU-
GOD SEEKS TO REVEAL THE WORD
SATAN SEEKS TO STEAL IT
HOW TO MEMORIZE THE WORD
To memorize scriptures is to learn the meaning and embed them into your mind and heart. Scripture is meant to be heard, read and to be fixed into your life(memorized).
Revelation 1:3 Says ''Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.''
I discuss these in the pod cast/ What do I say on the session teaching?
1. What scriptures should I memorize?
The ones you pick
The ones God picks
The ones you need
2. Write them down on 3X5 cards
3. Record them on tape/cd/your pc
4. Memorize them word perfect
5. Memorize the references too
6. Memorize by thinking through them
7. Memorize by praying through them
8. Memorize them in God's presence
9. Repeat them till you can quote them
10. Pray that God will use them in and through you that week
You can also memorize them with family, or christian friends.
Putting them into practice is vital
What does this verse say?
Lessons On Christian Living: Eight Life-changing Bible Studies And Memory Verses For Growing Christians (Paperback)