Scripture Memory Made Easy

I was a guest on a segment of Real Truth Real Quick hosted by my pastor Todd Wagner @ Watermark Community Church, Dallas, Texas.

Here is the 8 minute video.

The topic: What is an easy way to memorize Scripture? It also covers how to get started.

I’d love to get your feedback and your questions.

17 comments to Scripture Memory Made Easy

  • Susan M.

    Thank you for sharing this! I am newly inspired! Have fallen off of Bible memory as I got discouraged when I forget. Need to get reviewing down on a regular basis, as that is where I am failing.

    • Hi Susan, I’m glad the video has re-inspired you. The short term memory does drop off so reviewing on a continual basis helps to move the info into long term memory. I think that takes a few years. But the process itself is the blessing. Press on dear Susan.

  • Beverly Schlomann

    I smiled when you said “the goal is to know God and walk with Him. . .” Because that is the answer I give most when asked why I memorize. It’s a great video!

  • Toni

    I love that this is for everyone and every age!

    • Hi Tony, you are so right. I know we all wish we’d started earlier. It’s a great motivation to get our kids and grandkids into God’s Word as soon as possible.

  • Shan

    Thank you, Janet, for this. Ephesians is my favorite too! I have about two chapters memorized. Praise the Lord for the work He’s done in your life in the past 25 years. I’ve found that learning new verses in itself is challenging but fun and not so hard. However, longer-term memory and getting it word perfect is much more challenging and requires perseverance. But in the process of doing that, God’s Word takes root in my heart and mind more firmly. The product is knowing a passage of Scripture word perfectly, but the process of getting there is where the Holy Spirit works God’s truth into my life. God bless you, Janet!

    • Hi Shan, Yes, I agree with everything you wrote. The Holy Spirit works through God’s Word because the Word is God-breathed. It’s hard to even fathom the power inherent in His Word. We press on to know and love him more.

  • Holly

    This is great, Janet. I love how passionate you are about the message of memorization. You continue to inspire me. I’d love to know (and I’m sure others would also) the 17 books you have memorized.

    • Hi Holly, glad you were inspired by the video. Which books have I memorized? 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1 John, Revelation, Ruth, Esther, Haggai. It might look overwhelming but keep in mind I’ve been memorizing for 25 years. Hopefully many more to come.

  • Patty

    Thank you Janet. I need those reminders and encouragement

    • Hi Patty, We all need boatloads of encouragement. Thats why our Scripture memory groups are so precious to us. I know you love yours.

  • Catherine

    Great video, with how to and why memorize the scriptures. I needed these reminders. Thank you Janet for sharing, this so encourages especially those of us who do not have a scripture memory group.

    • Hi Catherine, The Lord meets our needs. Our greatest need is to know and love him. Everything else we do should come from the overflow of our relationship with him. Press on dear friend.

  • Sorry for butting in, I know this is really site for women, but I have a great interest in scripture memorisation and you have one of the few sites on this topic which is worth visiting! Just to say, I have memorised scripture over many years, but a few weeks ago I downloaded the Scripture Typer app to my phone and find it tremendously useful. I’ve entered all my chapters into it (it does this from Bible Gateway) and have set my own review intervals for every passage. I just love using it and its made memorisation even more enjoyable for me. I still use the old way but this adds some real variety to the process and is a fantastic record of all my chapters and verses. I am not connected in any way with the company that produces it and have never contacted them or been contacted by them.

    • Hi Thomas, Another great reminder about Scripture Typer. It is a fantastic tool. I recommend it. It will keep your memorizing on track and free from error. You can also use many different versions of the Bible. If you don’t have a scripture memory partner or a group, this is also a great accountability tool. Thank you Thomas. And by the way, our community is for anyone and everyone who wants to memorize God’s Word. Thanks for butting in!

  • Kyle Rhynerson

    @ Thomas – Thanks for the tip on Scripture Typer. It looks like a great alternative way to use technology to memorize and review! I downloaded the trial version and am trying it out now.

    @ Janet thanks for the book and site. I’m new to lengthy scripture memorization, but I see the great value in drawing closer to God by memorizing scripture.