Scripture Memory in 2003

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you (Psalm 119:11)

In 2003 our congregation was encouraged to memorize some (or all) of the following 60 verses (modified slightly from the Navigators Topical Memory System). There are 5 topics, each having 6 sub-topics, each having 2 verses (5 x 6 x 2 = 60). ALL GLORY BE TO GOD ALONE!

A) Live the New Life
Christ the Center

2 Corinthians 5:17
(January 5) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Galatians 2:20
(January 12) – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Obedience to Christ
Romans 12:1
(January 19) – Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-- this is your spiritual act of worship.
John 14:21
(January 26) – Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.

God’s Word
2 Timothy 3:16-17
(February 2) – All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Joshua 1:8
(February 9) – Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

John 15:7
(February 16) – If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
Philippians 4:6-7
(February 23) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 18:20
(*March 2) – For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
Hebrews 10:24-25
(*March 5 – Ash Wednesday) – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Matthew 4:19
(March 9) – "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
Romans 1:16
(March 16) – I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

B) Proclaim Christ
All Have Sinned

Romans 3:23
(*March 23) – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Isaiah 53:6
(*March 23) – We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Sin’s Penalty
Romans 6:23
(March 30) – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hebrews 9:27
(April 6) – Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.

Christ Paid the Penalty
Romans 5:8
(*April 13) – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Peter 3:18
(*April 17 – Maundy Thursday) – For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.

Salvation Not By Works
Ephesians 2:8-9
(April 20 – Easter) – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.
Titus 3:5
(April 27) – He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Must Receive Christ
John 14:6
(*May 4) – Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Revelation 3:20
(*May 4) – Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Assurance of Salvation
1 John 5:13
(May 11) – I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
John 5:24
(May 18) – I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

C) Rely on God’s Resources
His Spirit

1 Corinthians 3:16
(May 25) – Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
1 Corinthians 2:12
(June 1) – We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

His Strength
Isaiah 41:10
(June 8) – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 4:13
(June 15) – I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

His Faithfulness
Lamentations 3:22-23
(June 22) – Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Numbers 23:19
(June 29) – God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

His Peace
Isaiah 26:3
(*July 6) – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
1 Peter 5:7
(*July 6) – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

His Provision
Romans 8:32
(July 13) – He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Philippians 4:19
(July 20) – And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

His Help in Temptation
Hebrews 2:18
(July 27) – Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
1 Corinthians 10:13
(August 3) – No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

D) Be Christ’s Disciple
Put Christ First

Matthew 6:33
(*August 10) – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Luke 9:23
(*August 10) – Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."

Separate From the World
1 John 2:15-16
(August 17) – Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-- comes not from the Father but from the world.
Romans 12:2
(August 24) – Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Be Steadfast
1 Corinthians 15:58
(August 31) – Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Hebrews 12:3
(September 7) – Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Serve Others
Mark 10:45
(*September 14) – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
2 Corinthians 4:5
(*September 14) – For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Give Generously
Proverbs 3:9-10
(September 21) – Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
(September 28) – Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Develop World Vision
Acts 1:8
(October 5) – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Matthew 28:19-20
(October 12) – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

E) Grow in Christ’s Likeness

John 13:34-35
(October 19) – A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
1 John 3:18
(October 26) – Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Philippians 2:3-4
(November 2) – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Peter 5:5-6
(November 9) – Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Ephesians 5:3
(November 16) – But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
1 Peter 2:11
(November 23) – Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.

Leviticus 19:11
(*November 30) – Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.
Acts 24:16
(*November 30) – So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

Hebrews 11:6
(December 7) – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Romans 4:20-21
(December 14) – Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Good Works
Galatians 6:9-10
(December 21) – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Matthew 5:16
(December 28) – In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.