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Memorizing Scripture – Some Reasons & Tools to Help

Pastor John Piper lists six reasons we should memorize Scripture (click here to read the entire article):

1. Conformity to Christ
2. Daily Triumph over Sin
3. Daily Triumph over Satan
4. Comfort and Counsel for People You Love
5. Communicating the Gospel to Unbelievers
6. Communion with God in the Enjoyment of His Person and His Ways

Here are some resources on how to memorize Scripture:

  • Piper on his method
    Go to the 1:00 minute mark to hear see/hear him recite the entire book of Philippians from memory, until 18:35.
    [vimeo http://vimeo.com/50687239]
  • Pastor Andy Davis on “An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture” (pdf file)
  • I would also suggest forming a group or at least getting one other individual to memorize a particular passage or set of verses and hold each other accountable and encourage each other in this discipline.

Here are some electronic tools that are handy aids for memorizing:

  • e-Sword (free Bible software that includes an excellent Bible memory feature with multiple quizzing methods to really help memorize quickly and in an interesting way)

  • Bible Minded (ABS)   Android  iOS
  • Topical Memory System Android   iOS
  • Fighter Verses   Android ($2.99)   iOS ($.2.99)  (ESV & NIV)
  • CueCard (free windows-based computer program, creates flashcards which may include image, text, sound)
  • Flash (free mac-based computer flashcard program)
  • StudyDroid (free Android mobile phone and computer flashcard application)
  • Learn! (free Android mobile phone flashcard application, creates with still or video image, text, sound)

If you just set aside time to memorize one verse a day (and review them in the days ahead), you could memorize the whole book of Philippians in four months or less. Chapter 1 – 30 verses; Chapter 2 – 30 verses; Chapter 3 – 21 verses; Chapter 4 – 23 verses I am hoping to do this, or the book of James, in the near future. Screenshot:  Access Scripture Memory via the Tools menu in e-Sword  The original version of this post appeared on capsministry.com.

CAPS Podcast

The first CAPS podcast is now available, hosted by Podbean!  You may listen by downloading the mp3 or streaming the audio from the Internet.  For the first twelve weeks, the podcast will feature lectures from the Fall 2010 Homiletics class.  Interviews, sermons, and special messages may be featured in the months to come.  After December, there should be at least one new podcast each month.

You can check out the Podcast homepage by clicking:  http://capsministry.podbean.com

You can subscribe in an application like Google Reader with the RSS feed or with a Podcasting program or app by entering http://capsministry.podbean.com/feed

You may also subscribe and download or stream podcasts from iTunes.  Search the iTunes Store (clicking here will take you to iTunes if it is installed on your computer) for capsministry or visit this link:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-cumberland-area-pulpit/id391886534