In 2019 one area we would like to grow in as a church is scripture memory. The Word of God is indispensable in the Christian life. It is through God’s Word that we learn about who God is, who we are, what the gospel is, and how to live out the Christian life. God’s Word is living and active and it can powerfully change your life. This is why memorizing God’s Word is one of the best ways for you to grow and strengthen your relationship with the Lord.
Jesus reminds us how indispensable God’s Word is saying “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4). It’s also why the apostle Paul exhorts us in Colossians 3:16 to “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 gratude in your hearts to God.”
Therefore, our goal for 2019 is to memorize one verse per week (52 verses total). If this task feels too daunting for you to tackle, we would encourage you to try and memorize 2 per month (26 verses total) or one per month (12 verses total). For at the end of the day no matter how many verses you memorize the most important thing is that we all are growing in God’s Word together and letting the word of Christ dwell richly in us.
In order to accomplish this goal we are using the Fighter Verse program through Desiring God Ministries for our scripture memorization. You can download a list of the verses that we will be memorizing below and also find some helpful tools to aid your memorization.
About the 2019 Scripture Memory Challenge
For this challenge we are using the Fighter Verse Program designed by Desiring God Ministries. The Fighter Verses Program is designed to encourage believers to fight the fight of faith by memorizing God’s Word. Each week individuals, families, and churches are all encouraged to memorize a verse or short passage of Scripture together. The verses chosen for this collection focus on 1) the character and worth of our great God, 2) battling against our fleshly desires, and 3) the hope of the Gospel.
Download 2019 Scripture Memory List PDF
Click HERE to download your 2019 Scripture Memory List.
Helpful Tools & Aids for Scripture Memory
The Fighter Verse App Available for Android, Apple, and Kindle
The Fighter Verse App is a great way to memorize your verse each week. Among other things it has six unique quizzes/study tools to help aid Bible Memorization. The App is $2.99.
Fighter Verse Discussion Guide
The Discussion Guide includes 52 lessons, each based on a verse or short passage. Lessons include an introduction to the context of the verse and two or three parts looking at different sections of the text. Each part includes questions that will lead you to a better understanding of the verses. These can be answered personally or discussed in a group. At the end of each part are application questions, prayer points, and an encouragement to journal and memorize the verse. The Discussion Guide has 425 pages and is spiral bound. Click Here to purchase the Fighter Verse Discussion Guide. The discussion guide is $38.99.