Topic: Scripture Memorization

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Key Connections (April 13, 2018)

Are We Proclaiming a Hell We Don’t Deserve—and a Christ We Do? (Peter Gurry, The Gospel Coalition) No one will ever be punished in hell for being unlike you in some superficial way. No, they will be punished for being so profoundly like you. That’s what is really shocking about hell. […]


Why the Psalms Make Me Worship

“I always compare this Psalm to a lark,” Charles Spurgeon wrote about Psalm 23, “It begins on the ground among the sheep, but it goes up till you may hear its blessed notes echoing among the stars.” What are the Psalms if not blessed notes that sing of a limitless […]

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Key Connections (August 10, 2017)

Three Surprising Ways Bible Reading with My Kids Has Changed Me (Jon Nielson, Tim Challies) There are plenty of distractions and reasons why reading the Bible with my three young kids is hard. But I’m convinced that the best thing I can do for my children is expose them to the […]

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Key Connections (June 15, 2017)

Ecclesiastes And The Postmodern Teenager: 4 Ways To Resist Casual Faith (Mike McGarry, Rooted Ministry) As Christians, we intellectually know that we do need God to make sense of our world and our daily life, but so often in day-to-day living we lose sight of the miraculous. Take Up Thy Swords: A […]

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Key Connections (May 18, 2017)

Embrace the Life You Have (Vaneetha Rendall Risner, Desiring God) So today, if you are feeling weary and disappointed about your life, allow yourself to grieve. To weep deeply. Six Things You Need to Know About God’s Wrath (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible) This theme of the wrath (or anger) of God toward […]

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How Memorizing Scripture as a Small Group Changed My Life

Most Christians would agree that they want to memorize more Scripture. But for many, memorizing Scripture stops there—as a thought. It is harder to translate thought into reality when memorizing doesn’t come easily, you feel too busy, or past failures plague your memory. Last January, my small group of five […]

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21 Bible Verses About Joy

Happiness is fickle, and requires happy circumstances. Joy, on the other hand, sticks around. It doesn’t get chased off by trouble. The author of Lamentations describes how happiness disappears when turmoil enters the scene: My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is. (Lamentations 3:17) But the […]

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Key Connections (March 22, 2017)

8 Prayers You Should Regularly Pray for Your Pastor (Stephen Altrogge, The Blazing Center) Pastoral ministry is a business unlike any other. It is a dangerous business. A sacred business. A business where the souls of people are at stake. Should I Give Up Something for Lent? (Denise Loock, Unlocking the Bible) […]

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Key Connections (February 1, 2017)

Six Ways Jesus Faced Opposition (Meredith Hodge, Unlocking the Bible) Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, experienced opposition far worse than my situation. But in his eyes, it’s not relevant, for all who call on his name receive the same power and ability to face opposition. 7 False Teachers in the […]

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Key Connections (January 25, 2017)

How to Live Under an Unqualified President (John Piper, Desiring God) Followers of Christ are not Americans first. Our first allegiance is to Jesus, and then to the God-inspired word of Scripture, the Bible. What to Do with Uncomfortable Bible Verses in the Psalms (Lianna Davis, Unlocking the Bible) As David was praying […]

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Ten Biblical Reasons to Memorize Scripture

Imagine while on a hike with friends you stumble across a vast and ancient treasure, filled with acres and acres of gold and diamonds worth many millions of dollars. Knowing it was yours for the taking, would you pass it by? Chances are you’d fill up your pockets and backpack […]

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Key Connections (September 7, 2016)

Be Careful How You Read Your Bible (Joel Littlefield, For The Church) No longer should you go to the Bible to fulfill a chore, check a box or to maintain a religious posture. That isn’t doing you a favor. In fact, it might be hurting you. The Compassion of Community (Chelsea […]

15 Bible Verses for Every Christian to Memorize

Memorizing God’s Word is a vital, joy-producing discipline of grace for every Christian—but where to begin? With so many thousands of verses to choose from, memorization can feel overwhelming, and we often don’t know where to start. Why Memorize Bible Verses? Many of us have asked several clarifying questions about […]

20 Verses About God’s Plan for Your Welfare, Future, and Hope

Who doesn’t want a happy and successful life? It’s what we love about the American Dream. Work hard enough and you can enjoy many prosperous and comfortable days. While there is nothing wrong with hard work and nice things, many who have faith in Jesus Christ have confused the plans […]

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Five Blessings of Marking Up Your Bible

I love the feel of a new Bible: turning those crisp pages, enjoying the feel of something so new and precious in my hands, even sticking my nose in a book and admiring the scent of the fresh-off-the-presses pages. It sometimes pains me to “ruin” the pristine-ness of a new […]

10 Practical Tips for Memorizing Scripture

For some reason God made it easy for me to memorize. When I was a boy, I memorized a lot of meaningless stats on the back of baseball cards and the nutrition information on the side of cereal boxes. Why? Because I liked numbers and could. Now that I’m following Jesus, […]

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40 Easter Bible Verses and Resurrection Quotes

Do you follow Unlocking the Bible on Twitter and our Facebook Page? The following is a collection of Easter Bible verses, quotes, and sayings that we’ve posted to social media in years past, all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Bible Verses on the Resurrection 1. “The Christ will suffer and rise […]

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How to Memorize Scripture

In an age of near-instant access to information, it is easy to argue that Scripture memory isn’t as important as it once was. It can also be hard to know with which scriptures to start, and how to go about memorizing effectively and efficiently. However, the most important reasons for […]