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jayne
Jan 6th 2011, 10:13 PM
I heard someone on some message board (I can't remember which one) say that he was going to work on memorizing a scripture passage each week this year.

I feel led to do that myself. I've decided to take the passages from my daily Bible reading [the BaptistBoard daily plan - part of the OT, NT {Gospels}, NT {Acts and forward}, and a Psalm {or portion of one}] unless the Lord leads otherwise.

Would you like to do this with me? We obviously won't be reciting it to each other. There won't be any prizes or ribbons or medals. Just you and the Word. And if by week 3, you can't really remember all of week 1, that's OK. My goal is for each week to be immersed in scripture beyond general reading and specific study into memorization (serious) and meditation.

The meditation will be comprised of a couple of verses from the memory passage to be repeated over in prayer throughout the day.

You can comment on the scripture passage for the week and what it means to you or you can be silent. Again, it's just going to be me and the Word ...... you and the Word.

I won't post anything by dates because some people might come in later and want to start with week one. Sometimes I'll post in KJV and sometimes others. You can memorize what you want to and if all you can memorize is the underlined meditation part, that quite alright, too. You don't have to memorize the whole thing.

Let's just get more engrossed in God's Word this year - together.

Here's what grabbed hold of me today as I read from the January 6 portion of the Bible study plan. Peter was a far cry here from where he was 50+ days previously, was he not?

Are we a far cry - spiritually speaking - from where we were 50 days ago? 50 weeks or 50 months ago?




Week 1 Memory and Meditation Passage

Acts 4:8-20 [NKJV]


Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: if we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.


This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."


Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”


So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”


So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

david
Jan 6th 2011, 10:59 PM
I heard someone on some message board (I can't remember which one) say that he was going to work on memorizing a scripture passage each week this year.

I feel led to do that myself. I've decided to take the passages from my daily Bible reading [the BaptistBoard daily plan - part of the OT, NT {Gospels}, NT {Acts and forward}, and a Psalm {or portion of one}] unless the Lord leads otherwise.

Would you like to do this with me? We obviously won't be reciting it to each other. There won't be any prizes or ribbons or medals. Just you and the Word. And if by week 3, you can't really remember all of week 1, that's OK. My goal is for each week to be immersed in scripture beyond general reading and specific study into memorization (serious) and meditation.

The meditation will be comprised of a couple of verses from the memory passage to be repeated over in prayer throughout the day.

You can comment on the scripture passage for the week and what it means to you or you can be silent. Again, it's just going to be me and the Word ...... you and the Word.

I won't post anything by dates because some people might come in later and want to start with week one. Sometimes I'll post in KJV and sometimes others. You can memorize what you want to and if all you can memorize is the underlined meditation part, that quite alright, too. You don't have to memorize the whole thing.

Let's just get more engrossed in God's Word this year - together.

Here's what grabbed hold of me today as I read from the January 6 portion of the Bible study plan. Peter was a far cry here from where he was 50+ days previously, was he not?

Are we a far cry - spiritually speaking - from where we were 50 days ago? 50 weeks or 50 months ago?





Believe in this scripture: if you do, it will help you.

But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
Deut 30:14 (ESV)

jayne
Jan 6th 2011, 11:35 PM
Thank you, David.