LEVITE MINISTRY

 

SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION INITIATIVE

 

A FEW TECHNIQUES TO MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE:

1.   WRITE IT DOWN – Keep a journal, use sticky notes or make flashcards

2.   SAY IT OUT LOUD – Say it as you read it up to 10x; include the scripture reference before and after the verse

3.   MAKE IT PERSONAL – Use this time to talk to God using these scriptures

4.   STICK TO A SCHEDULE – Adopt a routine

5.   SHARE IT WITH OTHERS – Practice living the message as much as possible; use the Word in conversations

6.  REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW – Repetition is the key! Record scripture on your phone and play it back throughout the day 

A FEW REASONS TO LEARN GOD’S WORD: 

1.    IT WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16,17).The Word of God changes you in every way. Every moment you spend in God’s Word is another moment in communion with God. What better thing to do than to prayerfully focus on a Scripture, to focus on the mind of God, and solidify His Word, His will, and His heart into you own heart? 

 

2.   IT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER WITNESS.Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you withmeekness”. (Peter 3:15).Sometimes a witnessing opportunity can catch us off guard, without a Bible or a sharing resource in hand, and memorizing Scripture about important Bible truths and the power of the gospel can make all the difference in a witnessing opportunity scheduled by God! 

 

 3.  IT WILL INCREASE YOUR AWARENESS OF GOD'S WILL IN YOUR LIFE.Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).Whenever you are faced with a choice—big or small—you can know that the Holy Spirit will bring to mind Scriptures that will help lead you in the way God wants you to go. The Word of God is His will for you—so do everything possible to fill your mind with Scripture.

 

4.    IT WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME TEMPTATION. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).Remember that Jesus overcame the devil’s temptations by proclaiming, “It is written” (Matthew 4:1–11). When you are tempted to sin, you will be empowered to do the same if you’ve memorized empowering Bible passages. The Holy Spirit will bring to mind the Scriptures you have stored in your heart, working like the “sword of the Spirit” to defeat evil; this sword is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). 

 

5.   IT WILL HELP YOU AND OTHERS THRIVE DURING TIMES OF TRIAL. “Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart” (Jeremiah 15:16).Are you or someone you know tired, lonely, afraid—but you don’t have a Bible sitting around nearby? Sometimes when we’re discouraged, it’s hard to do anything—even to pick up God’s Word—except dwell in our own sorrows and worries. So imagine the joy you can bring to someone by spontaneously speaking His beloved promises, for his or her exact need, from your heart!

 

WEEKLY SCRIPTURES:

WEEK 1 (2/7/16) - Gen 1:27; Psa 23:4; Acts 2:38; Rom 12:1

WEEK 2 (2/14/16) - Deut 6:4-5; Micah 6:8; John 13:34-35; 1John 3:1

WEEK 3 (2/21/16 Love) - Josh 22:5; Mark 12:30; 1 Corinth 13:4-6; YOUTH - Matt 6:9-13

WEEK 4 (3/6/16 Love) - Psa 18:1-2; 1Corinth 13:7-8;    YOUTH - Prov 3:5-6

WEEK 5 (3/27/16 Easter Sunday) - Isa 53:5; Job 19:25; Phil 3:10; 1 Corinth 15:17; YOUTH - John 2:19; Mark 16:6

WEEK 6 (4/3/16) - Psa 91:1-2; Matt 11:28-29       YOUTH - Prov 22:6; Phil 4:13

WEEK 7 (4/10/16) - Num 23:19; Prov 18:24; Psa 32:8; 1 Cor 1:30   YOUTH - Isa 40:31; Phil 4:19  

WEEK 8 (4/17/16) - Joshua 1:8; Romans 8:38-39     YOUTH - Psalm 19:14; John 1:1

WEEK 9 (4/24/16) 2 Corinth 7:14John 15:4-5    YOUTH - Exodus 20:12; Romans 3:23 

WEEK 10 (5/1/16) - Prov 31:10-12; Prov 31:30-31      YOUTH - Col 3:20; Psa 121:7  

Peace Scriptures: 

WEEK 11 (5/8/16 Mother's Day) - Isa 54:13; Prov 16:7; John 19:26-27      YOUTH - Phil 4:6-7  

WEEK 12 (5/15/16) - Num 6:25-26; Isa 54:10; John 16:33; Rom 8:6      YOUTH - Isa 26:3; 2Thess 3:16  

WEEK 13 (5/29/16) - 5th Sunday Games and Prizes!!!  

WEEK 14 (6/12/16) - 1 Peter 3:8:12      YOUTH - Col 3:15;  Heb 12:14  

WEEK 15 (6/19/16) - Psa 127:3-5; Eph 6:4     YOUTH - Prov 1:8; Pro 23:24  
 
WEEK 16 (7/24/16) - Phil 2:12-15      YOUTH - Phil 2:12-15  

 

WEEK 17 (7/31/16) - 5th Sunday Games and Prizes!!!     
 

The Promises of God in Review: 

WEEK 18 (8/7/16) - Num 23:19 (Week 7); Psa 23:4 (W 1); Matt 11:28-29 (W 6)     YOUTH - Pro 3:4-6 (W 4) 
 
WEEK 19 (8/28/16) - Isaiah 40:29-31 (W 7)      YOUTH - Isaiah 40:31 (W 7)