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Bible Verse PacksOne of the simplest and most effective ways of memorizing is Bible verse packs. This method became popular

from the work of Oscar Lowry. He wrote a book in 1917 called, “Scripture Memorizing and Successful Personal Work.” This method takes effort but I would venture to say that the majority of those who have been the most successful in the last century at scripture memorizing have used this technique. Oscar Lowry himself memorized over 20,000 texts with this method. He found this to be, not only a personal spiritual blessing, but also a great aid in witnessing. Another Man I read about had memorized 14,000 texts the same way. Countless others have memorized hundreds to thousands of verses this practice.

(If you desperately struggle with memorization check out, on our resource page, the link for “Those Who Struggle With Memorization.”)

There are different ways to accomplish the Bible Verse Card method. One way is to simply write the reference on one side of the card and also write the date that you begin memorizing this passage on the same side. like this.

Then write out the text word perfect on the opposite side.


Day 1

For the first day read the text aloud a minimum of ten times. Then, immediately quote the text out loud ten times from memory. Longer verses may take a few more times of reading the text in order to be able to quote it ten times accurately. Remember work till you have it word perfect. This will actually facilitate recall in the future. One thing that is necessary in order to remember the reference of the text is to quote where the text is found before and after quoting the text. As an example, you say it like this. . . “Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13. . . I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13.” After going over the text for ten times reading, always saying the reference, and then quoting it ten times from memory, always repeating the reference, you are done for the day.

Day 2

Go over the first days verse until you can quote it word perfect. Then quote it ten times from memory.  You are now done with that verse for the day. If you want to add another verse the second day do everything you did the first day with your new verse.

Day 3

 Go over the first day’s verse one time. The go over that verse again one time a day for the next 58 days until you have gone over the verse for 60 consecutive days. After the 60 days you can put that verse in a weekly review pack or pile. After you have gone over that verse once a week for a year you can put it in a monthly pile. The time may come where you can put it into a yearly review pile. Make sure to go over Day 2’s verse 10 time from memory on day three, and if you want to add a new verse, add one and do everything you did on day one. Keep up this process always repeating the verse for 60 days and then transferring that text  to the weekly pack. If you keep up this process you will almost certainly keep the texts fresh in memory. 

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Bible Verse Packs Bible Verse Packs


One of the simplest and most effective ways of memorizing is Bible verse packs. We offer a small variety of different packs, each comes complete with blank cards or ready-printed verses. We offer economical plastic verse packs, or the midrange fabric or pleather packs, all the way up to high quality leather packs that are extremely durable. You can order them through our store.






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The Key of Promise The Key of Promise

In 1678 John Bunyan wrote an allegory about a man by the name of Christian. We know the story by the title, "The Pilgrims Progress." The story is about a man who seeks to find the way to the "celestial city," or heaven. On his way he goes through many difficulties, trials and temptations.
At one point he is caught trespassing on a giant's property. The giant's name was Giant Despair and

his home was called doubting castle. Christian, for trespassing, is thrown into the dungeon of Giant Despair. While in this dungeon Christian and his friend named Hopeful were struggling deeply with depression and were contemplating suicide. Day after day they were being beaten by Giant Despair. Finally when Christian and his companion were about to the point of taking their own lives, Christian cries out, "What a fool. . . am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle"
That "key of promise" is the word of God. God has promises sprinkled like gems throughout the Bible that we can claim and through faith He will give us the victory. In the allegory Christian is let out of the prison of doubt, depression and despair by trusting in the promises of God's Word. God's Word and His promises are the keys to victory in our own lives.
You see, time and again, in the Old Testament the people of the Lord claiming God's word when they were seeking His mercy. We see in Exodus 34:6 God revealing His character to Moses when He said in Exodus 34:6, "And the LORD passed by before him , and proclaimed , The LORD , The LORD God , merciful and gracious , longsuffering , and abundant in goodness and truth. . ." Then throughout the Old testament God's people remind Him of what He had said in Exodus 34. They were seeking for mercy and they knew that in His Word It had revealed that He was a merciful God, and they would remind Him of what He revealed to Moses. In the same way we can claim God's promises.
A simple example of claiming God's promises would be, like the Israelites we can say, "God you said you are merciful in the Old Testament. You also reveal in I John 1:9, 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' Lord I have sinned and I am seeking your forgiveness. You also promised to give me forgiveness and you also promised to cleanse me from all unrighteousness and I trust that you will fulfill your promise."

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Transformed Brain, Transformed Life Transformed Brain, Transformed Life

Transformed Brain, Transformed life

In this ten message series we cover a range of uplifting subjects that will strengthen your spiritual life. Learn fascinating insights on how the brain works and how it can be changed by the things we choose to think about. The brain, once thought to be incapable of change, has now been shown to have the potential of continual progress and transformation. Science is starting to catch up to what the Bible said all along, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

Discover how the transforming experience of Bible memorization can strengthen your brain, prayer life and witness. Experience the most important method to finding victory in all trials of life.

Learn a simple form of scripture intake that enables those who are afraid to try, or struggle with memorization, to hide God's Word in their heart.

You will learn about the amazing history of Scripture memory. See how it was a part of the spiritual life as far back as the time of Moses and all the way through history till today. Sadly within the last few decades it has largely faded away.

Glean some of the simple principles that the ancient Hebrews used to memorize Scripture and discover how theses same principles have been shown scientifically to strengthen the brain.

-Greater capacity to overcome bad habits
- Wonderful tool for small groups
- Great for prayer meetings
-Enhance your witness
-Strengthen prayer life
-Helps cultivate leadership skills
-Amazing benefit to preaching
-Learn health principles that have also been
 shown to strengthen health and brain.

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Challenge Challenge

Are You Ready For The Challenge?

The Waldenses were a group of European Christians who lived during days of desperate persecution. There have been few others in history who have loved and revered the Scriptures as much as these faithful men and women. At a time when the Roman church made it illegal to own a copy of the Bible in one’s own language many of the Waldenses had a portion or the entirety of God’s word.

Knowing that being caught meant confiscation, imprisonment and potentially death. . .

many of the Waldenses would memorize large portions of Scripture so that they would always have the Word of God in their possession. Below is a quote that shows the challenge that the Waldenses would give to a new convert to the faith.

"But their crowing offense was their love and reverence for Scripture, and their burning zeal in making converts. The inquisitor of Passau informs us that they had translations of the whole Bible in the vulgar tongue, which the Church vainly sought to suppress, and which they studied with incredible assiduity. He knew a peasant who could recite the book of Job word for word; many of them had the whole of the New Testament by heart, and, simple as they were, were dangerous disputants. . . a disciple of ten day's standing would seek out another whom he could instruct, and when the dull and untrained brain would fain abandon the task in despair they would speak words of encouragement: 'Learn a single word [verse] a day, in a year you will know three hundred, and thus you will gain in the end.'"

The Challenge was to memorize a verse a day. Many today are not ready for this challenge. For them we have a smaller challenge. But imagine what it would, one year from now, to have over 300 verses hidden in your mind. How might that strengthen your, faith, prayer life, and witness? This may be something have never imagined. Having 300 verses in your heart. But we are bringing back a centuries old challenge. Are you ready for the Waldensian Challenge? Sign up for the challenge.

If a verse a day seems too overwhelming then you could think of taking our second challenge. Are you willing to commit to memorizing two verses per week for the next year? In one year you will have over 100 verses stored up in your mind and heart. You can also sign up to commit to the challenge.

Above: A picture of the ancient school of the Waldenses

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Early Church and Memorization Early Church and Memorization

Speaking of the life of followers of Jesus in the ancient church we read, “The husband and wife talked of them familiarly as they sat by the domestic hearth; and children were accustomed to commit them to memory. As many of the disciples could not read, and as the expense of manuscripts was considerable, copies of the sacred books were not in the hands of all; but there frequent rehearsal in the public assemblies made the multitude familiar with their contents, and some of the brethren possessed an amount of

acquaintance with them which, even at the present day, would be deemed marvelous.” The Ancient Church It’s History, Doctrine and Worship Pg.406,407
    Looking back at the history of Christianity we discover that it was common for Jesus and His followers to store up God’s word in their heart. We see Jesus quoting the Bible no less than 78 times. Then the Apostles in Acts quote no less than 40 verses. In the quote above we see that it was a part of the early church after the book of Acts. It carried on through much of history largely until sometime in the 1900’s. Yes there were pockets of Christians who carried on the practice, but by and large we it has faded away from the church.
    It seems that much of the modern church has become so caught up in the accouterments of religion that many have gotten away from the blessing that is spoken of in Psalm 1:1-3 which says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” When you look up the definition of the Hebrew word “blessed” you discover that it means happy. Could we have a deeper experience with Jesus if we spent more time meditating on His word?
    Paul challenges us to “Let  the word   of Christ   dwell  in  you  richly  in  all  wisdom ; teaching  and  admonishing  one another  in psalms  and  hymns  and  spiritual  songs , singing  with  grace  in  your  hearts   to the Lord.” As I have said in other posts, what better way to let the word of Christ dwell in us that having it saturate our mind through memorization, and prayer.

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Secret Of Their Survival Secret Of Their Survival

The Secret of their survival was something hidden where no human eye could see. The year was 1966 and Captain James Ray had just been shot down in his 105 Thunderchief airplane as he was on a bombing raid over the Hanoi-China supply line. Captain Ray had endured Interrogations and torture to the point where he wondered if it would have been better to die in the plane.
     Being that it was dangerous to transmit information to the other prisoners, he shared how they were secretly able communicate with each other. In his own words he stated, “One night I lay with my ear pressed against the rough wooden wall of my cell to hear Thump...thumpety thump as somewhere on the wall, cells away, a fellow POW tapped out in Morse code: ‘I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" (Psalm 121:1). He tapped out his name-Russ Temperly-and passed on the seven other verses in that Psalm, which I scratched on the concrete floor with a piece of broken tile. "My help cometh from the Lord," the Psalm assured us, and with that assurance came His Presence, soothing us, telling us to fear not…’”
    You can imagine the comfort it was to hear these words of scripture tapped out that evening. He shared how they were actually able, amongst the soldiers, to store up quite a large number of passages between all of them. Ray wrote, “We pooled the verses we knew and we now had a "consensus Bible", written covertly on bits of paper. It was the only Bible we had.”
    Imagine being in the same situation with hardly any Scripture memorized. Now God could get us through with His strength supporting our faith, but how much better would it be to have much of God’s word stored in the heart. The reality is that texts tucked away in the mind are not only a blessing for some far off time of trouble, surely they would be a blessing there, but they are a blessing in all the trials and temptations we go through today.
    Captain James Ray noted that his interrogators, “. . .seemed to be afraid for us to keep the Scriptures, as if they sensed the spiritual help kept us from breaking. . . We learned a most important lesson. Bible verses on paper aren't one iota as useful as Scripture burned into your mind and heart where you can draw on them for guidance and comfort.”
    Proverbs 2:1 says, “My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee. . .” Where is only place we can hide the Scriptures so that no one can take them from us? It is in the heart.

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