Friday, May 2, 2008

Memorizing Scripture to Become Like Christ

Wow! Some of you are actually reading what Jaimie and I have to say. That is amazing, since we would both confess to be the dumbest people we know. Thanks to those of you who have sent emails or made comments on the blog. Keep it up because it will force me to think harder and go deeper into conformity to Jesus.

I have recieved a request from one person to post a list of verses for those who may be just beginning to memorize Scripture. I mentioned in a sermon last week that I have a list of 40 verses that is a great place to begin in this discipline. Truth be known, I was given this list in a seminary class that forced me to memorize them under the threat of failing otherwise. I pray you put these to memory for amore edifying reason! Here they are divided into categories:

Psalms 19:1, Revelation 4:11, Matthew 22:37-38, Leviticus 19:2

Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 9:27, Matthew 10:28

John 3:16, Luke 19:10, Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:36

John 3:3, John 1:12, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:13, Matthew 11:28, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Luke 13:3, Isaiah 55:7, 1 John 1:9, Isaiah 1:18, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Revelation 3:20, Ephesians 2:8-9

John 10:10, John 6:37, 1 John 5:12-13, Romans 8:16, John 5:24, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Timothy 1:12

1 comment:

Jamie Fugate said...

John, I remember being assigned these in personal evangelism and just feeling overwhelmed at the sheer amount of them. But many of them are verses that we already know, John 3:16, the romans road, but the rest took some hard work, but with a system I learned them all by midterm and I have developed the discipline of memorization that has proved to be very helpful for me. What began as intimidating drudgery has become a joy.