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When I was a child, I memorized many verses and chapters in the Bible through Sunday School and Christian school. There are so many methods and means of purposeful bible memory verses that I thought it would be fun to list creative ways you can achieve Bible memorization, no matter how old or young you are. So here we go:
1. Use Scripture cards.
You can make your own 3×5 index cards and write out the verses. Or download scripture memory cards by topic, like this set of 8 Bible Memory Verses to Win Over Worry. Putting them on a card ring can be helpful to keep them together and pack in your bag.
2. Scripture Typer
When I wrote 7 Creative Ways to Saturate Your Life with Scripture, one of our readers mentioned the website, Scripture Typer, and that was the first I’d heard of it. This week as I began to focus on Scripture memory goals for our family, I created my own account at Scripture Typer and I’m so excited about using it. I downloaded the app also, but I know I won’t be able to type the verses in as quickly on my phone as I can on the computer. The app is available for Iphone and Ipad.
3. Scripture Music
Listening to Scripture that has been put to music is a wonderful and easy way to commit Bible verses to memory. You can find a few different recommendations on Scripture music in this post, but my favorite is the Seeds Family Worship: Power of Encouragement, Vol. 5
4. Use a blank journal to copy Bible verses.
Writing helps you memorize anything! Choose a verse or passage and write it in your Scripture journal one time each day. By the end of the month, you will have your passage memorized as long it is an appropriately sized chunk of info you can process daily. To try this method, you could begin with one verse and gradually build from there. I thought it was so fun that the journal above was named “tree of life.” How appropriate for our purposes! (You can click on the journal to see available for purchase.)
5. Audio Scripture CD’s.
My mom used to listen to the old cassette tapes of Scripture. I still remember the verses she played in our station wagon. I did a little research to see if you could buy the cassettes just for fun and guess what? You can’t. Unless you pray them down from God with the help of Ebay. But I did find this CD, Healing Scriptures CD, just to give you a beginning option. If CD’s would work well for you, then I’m sure there are plenty more available through Amazon or other sites.
6. Bible Apps with Audio
For those who love to listen to audio books or feel an audio version of memorizing Bible verses would work well for you, then YouVersion has a Hear the Word audio version on ESV. You do have to be connected to WIFI in order to use the audio portion of the app. I also came across another Bible app with audio, Bible.is. I didn’t have time to download it to check it out, but I’d love to hear about it if any of you have tried it. For the best Bible apps, go here.
Alright, Friends! I’d love to hear about the ways you’ve found to help you memorize Bible verses. Would you share them with us in the comments?
Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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