Internalizing God’s Word: Why and How to Memorize God’s Word

Internalizing God’s Word: Why and How to Memorize God’s Word

This message is one I am preaching to my own heart as much as I am preaching it to you. I do not do well with memorizing Bible verses, and I have very few memorized (mostly by accident). Growing up, I was never encouraged to memorize Bible verses in Sunday School. We didn’t get gold stars for reciting the passages we had memorized. Once I became a Christian, I never saw the point of memorizing Scripture. I thought, “Why bother take the energy to memorize a verse when I can look it up online? What good will it do for me to memorize Scripture?”

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A Heart of Dependence—Illumination

A Heart of Dependence—Illumination

When we study the Bible, we may be tempted to take pride in our knowledge, practice, or ability. But if we only had our own talent to get us through Scripture, it would not be enough. Like in the entirety of the Christian walk, we are completely dependent on the Holy Spirit in our Bible study. It is only because of the Holy Spirit that true change can take place in our hearts when we study Scripture. He not only helps us understand the Bible, but also convicts our hearts of sin and directly applies the Word to our hearts.

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Adjusting Our Attitude Toward Scripture (Part 2)

Adjusting Our Attitude Toward Scripture (Part 2)

We don’t approach God’s Word the same way we approach a book of fairy tales, our “beloved” math textbook, or the latest Christian nonfiction book. Because God’s Word is immensely different from each of those. God’s Word is true, authoritative, sufficient, inerrant, and perfect. The Bible is breathed from God. It calls for a different response than any other book we will read.

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Adjusting Our Attitude Toward Scripture (Part 1)

Adjusting Our Attitude Toward Scripture (Part 1)

In the same way us camp counsellors had to check our appearance before the parents arrived to pick up their children, we need to check our hearts and attitudes before approaching God’s Word. We learned last week that Scripture is from the very mouth of God, holds His authority, is completely perfect, and sufficient for all our needs as a Christian. Such a Word requires a godly attitude from us.

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The Foundations of a Proper Heart Attitude

The Foundations of a Proper Heart Attitude

In this series, I want to focus in on the life-giving Word of God. Before we begin learning how to study the Bible though, we need to set our foundations. It is critical that we understand the purpose and characteristics of the Bible if we want to study it well. If we are to rightly delight in the Word of God, we must begin with a knowledge of it.

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