The support of friends and the regular meeting times of a small group provide the balance of accountability and encouragement needed to consistently memorize Scripture. Here are three methods to help you pursue this spiritual discipline.
- Topical Memory System. This product of The Navigators prints individual verses on small cards and organizes them around various themes (growing in Christ, living victoriously, etc.). Set a goal of learning one verse per meeting. Reserve a few minutes at the beginning of your group time to quiz one another. For product information, call you local bookstore or 1-800-366-7788.
- Bible study tie-in.Say you're studying 1 Timothy. Why not memorize a verse from each week's passage? You'll internalize truth and be able to reflect on your study all week long.
- Board game.This is an age-old trick for memorization. Write the verse on a white board. Ask the entire group to read it aloud. Then erase one word at a time, reading the verse again after each omission. Continue until words are left and you've memorized the entire verse.