Fighting the Fight of Faith through Bible Memory + Friday Contest

What motivates us to memorize Scripture? Why is Bible memory so important for both us and our children? Watch John Piper as he explains the main reason why he memorizes Scripture:

Do you need some really practical ideas to encourage Bible memory in the home and church? Read the notes from our seminar, Bible Memorization by Kathi Westlund. You will find many wonderful (and simple) Bible memory ideas that cover a range of ages and variety of learning styles.

Friday Contest

  • PRIZE: A freeย Fighter Verse App for iPhone, Android or Kindle!
  • TO ENTER: Leave a comment, telling us the main reason why you memorize Scripture.
  • CONTEST CLOSES: Wednesday, August 7

The App is a tool to help encourage Bible memory. Features include:

  • 1000+ verses pre-loaded
  • Choice of six Bible translations
  • Three unique quizzes
  • Configurable schedule for weekly memorization
  • Review function
  • “My Verses” allows you to add your own verses
  • Includes “Foundation Verses”โ€”a collection of verses for preschool children
  • Links to songs, weekly blog posts, and much more!

And don’t forget to check out our other Bible memory resources.

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

15 Responses to “Fighting the Fight of Faith through Bible Memory + Friday Contest”

  1. Terri August 2, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    When troubles come, it is so encouraging to have verses in mind to overcome!

  2. Kristin August 2, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    I love love love the app! It pops up to remind me to go over the verse everyday. Now we have a house phone and it is really hard for me to get to the verse on my own. My kids can use it. It is so wonderful. Thanks for empowering us and our families.

  3. Christine August 2, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I memorize scripture to keep my feet and heart strong. Psalm 37:31: The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.

  4. Christine August 2, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    To stay strong! Psalm 37:31: The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip

  5. Sara Alexander August 2, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I have two reasons. #1-I need to remind myself of who God is and #2- I want to be equipped for anything and everything.

  6. Jes Heintzelman August 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    That I might not sin against God.

  7. Emily August 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    To be ready at all times – whether facing personal temptation or in talking with someone! I also want my children to see me doing it since I am teaching them to memorize as well!

  8. Kristy August 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    To remind myself with the truth of God when I am weak and to pray when I have no words of my own.

  9. Beatriz August 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    the Word of God has power to change. This is why I memorize and have my son who is two memorize scripture. These are the only words that have power to save and sanctify. I need it to help me trust in God, to remember who God is and place my hope on Him, to find strength… etc.

    • Charity August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      I love passing on tools to help students and adults learn various ways to combat the enemy in mind, body and spirit.

  10. Lucky August 6, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    I memorize scripture so that I can be prepared to give a reason for the hope that I have (1 Peter 3:17). I do it to be equipped for myself and for the body. I’ve only just begun to really attempt to memorize scripture and by God’s will, through John Piper, have I been motivated to do so. His sermon on scripture memory fascinated me and motivated me to memorize.

    • Lucky August 6, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      Oh. and I just had my son memorize his first verse, John 3:16. It’s a well known one but a good one. It’s amazing how easy it is for kids to memorize. I thought it would take a couple days, but it only took a couple minutes it seemed. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Tjahyadi August 6, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I memorize scripture to renew my mind with the Word of God (Rom 12:2) and enable me to think things that worth to think of (Phil 4:8).

  12. Joel Robinson August 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Three reasons mainly…First, I need to have the promises of God available daily to fight against unbelief and the lies of the enemy (Romans 8:1). Second, I memorize to have an available supply of truth to meditate on. Lastly, I memorize to motivate the boys I teach every week in Sunday School. We ask them to memorize a verse a week and we love to lead them by example and share how our fighter verses helped us “fight the good fight” all week long.

  13. Amy August 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Memorizing God’s Word gives me Truth to draw from & fight with when I am tempted to be discouraged, compare myself with others who look like they’ve got it all together, or believe one of the enemies subtle lies. God graciously gives wisdom to those who ask & there is no richer source than from His Word. One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 26:3-4, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for The Lord is an everlasting rock.” Memorizing helps me do just that… Keep my mind stayed on Him. ๐Ÿ™‚

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