Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Heart of the Passage

I am praying for each of you today...that as you memorize scripture from week to week, you will get to know the heart of the passage, not just the passage by heart!

Your fellow "memory momma",

Week #35: Romans 1:16-17

Week of August 30-September 5

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." " [Romans 1:16-17]

Challenge: Memorize this straightforward and simple way to present the gospel:
1) PROBLEM: We are born sinners. (Romans 3:23)
2) CONSEQUENCE: The penalty of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
3) SOLUTION: Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
4) ACTION: We must respond in faith. (Romans 10:9-10)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Week #34: Acts 4:12

Week of August 23-29

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." [Acts 4:12]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Week #33: John 11:25-26

Week of August 16-22

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." [John 11:25-26]

Challenge: Memorize the seven "I am" statements of Jesus that are found in the book of John

...the bread of life (6:35)
...the light of the world (8:12)
...the sheep gate (10:7)
...the good shepherd (10:11)
...the resurrection and the life (11:25)
...the way, the truth and the life (14:6)
...the true vine (15:1)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Replenish your Heart

A friend shared this quote with me today regarding our personal time in the Word:

“I earnestly recommend that it be in the early morning, unless there are some extenuating circumstances. Entering the day without a serious meeting with God, over his Word and in prayer, is like entering the battle without tending to your weapons. The human heart does not replenish itself with sleep. The body does, but not the heart. We replenish our hearts not with sleep, but with the Word of God and prayer.”

John Piper