Wow! Hard to believe we at Redemption Church are almost done with Josh’s series on the book of Romans! I won’t say that we’re done with the book, because now comes the tough part–living in light of the truths we have learned from this sacred book of the Bible. Thanks, Josh, for feeding us so faithfully as you’ve preached through this book; it has been refreshment for our souls!
In an earlier post, I presented a case for the importance and helpfulness of Scripture memory in the life of the Christian. Take a moment to review it if you’d like a refresher on what the Bible says about Scripture memory, why it’s so helpful to us as Christians, and how to get started. It also offers several practical tips on how to go about memorizing Scripture. I can commend that article because it’s mostly comprised of ideas that I
stole gleaned from others.
One way that we could remind ourselves of the things we’ve learned in Romans is to memorize it. Some spiritual studs out there can do that. I’m not that guy. Sorry. Many of you are like me; memorizing Romans sounds great, but attempting to do so would only add to another laundry list of things you started for three weeks then dropped.
So how about this: What if you memorized a few verses from each chapter in Romans? Would that be doable?
I’ve tried to make it easy for those of you who are up to the challenge: I’ve made a document that you can print out that has some of the better-known (and most memorized) verses from Romans, ready for you to print out. You can print them out on cardstock, cut out the verses along the lines to make Scripture memory cards, and write the reference on the back of the card. After memorizing the verse, review it by looking only at the reference (e.g., “Romans 8:28”), then try to recite the verse. Then flip the card over to see if you got it right. (Hint: strive to memorize word-perfectly. This is God’s Word, after all, and even one word changed can change the meaning of the verse.)
OK, you OCD types; I know I don’t have any verses from Chapters 2 or 15. If you are really stoked about memorizing at least one verse from every chapter in Romans, I left three blank cards; you can add ’em! Or just add three other verses from Romans that meant a lot to you as Josh preached through it.
That makes 36 cards total. If you memorize two verses a week, that’s 18 weeks (or 4 1/2 months). You can do that!
Download a pdf version of the Romans Memory Cards by clicking here.
Who’s on board?