Share-Your-Story Friday. Steve from IL

Memorizing scripture has been very helpful to me in my walk with Jesus. However, as I look back, I more clearly understand that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

I first began to memorize longer passages when I was 16, on a Teen Missions International Missions Trip. I memorized the book of Philippians that summer with someone on my team.

Later, as a college student, I would sometimes challenge/ask someone to join …

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Share-Your-Story Friday. Maureen from OH

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing: it is a gift from God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

I grew up in a Christian home, loved the Lord, worshiped every Sunday, tried to be a good person, tried to keep the rules, and believed that good works would get me into heaven. Growing up, I did …

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Share-Your-Story Friday. Rae Ann from TX

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Godʼs will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. This was one of the first verses I memorized on my journey with Christ. Through this verse and others, God was extending His grace and giving me hope in the midst of my storm I was experiencing. I was living in Chicago at the time and was dealing with the aftermath …

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Share-Your-Story Friday. Donna from MS

Life happens, doesn’t it? The ups and downs for Christian women seem so much worse because we put so much pressure on ourselves to “do it right”, to do something big! So it made perfect sense to start memorizing scripture because “that’s what good Christian women do”, or so I told myself. I started back in 2008 with Psalm 116. It is a beautiful Psalm but I have to be honest. It didn’t …

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Share-Your-Story Friday. John Piper

I am so thrilled that today we have a 4 minute video from John Piper on 8 reasons why he memorizes Scripture.

John Piper is the founder of Desiring God. He was the pastor of preaching and teaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis for more than 30 years.

Here is a summary of his 8 reasons:

1 – Memorizing Scripture makes meditation possible at times when you can’t be reading the Bible, …

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