Saturday, January 1, 2011

Partnering to Remember in 2011

Looking forward to using this great resource to help hide God's Word in our hearts this year so we can be ready to share our hope when the opportunity arises (1 Peter 3:14) and so that it can change us and keep us from sin (Psalms 119:11).

Also, among many other things, these wonderful blessings of memorizing Scripture pointed out by John Piper:

Conformity to Christ - Bible memorization
has the effect of making our gaze on Jesus steadier
and clearer.

Daily Triumph over Sin - As sin lures the body
into sinful action, we call to mind a Christ-revealing
word of Scripture and slay the temptation with
the superior worth and beauty of Christ over what
sin offers.

Daily Triumph over Satan - When Jesus was
tempted by Satan in the wilderness he recited
Scripture from memory and put Satan to flight.

Comfort and Counsel for People You Love
- When the heart full of God’s love can draw on the
mind full of God’s word, timely blessings flow from
the mouth.

Communicating the Gospel to Unbelievers
- Actual verses of the Bible have their own
penetrating power. And when they come from our
heart, as well as from the Book, the witness is given
that they are precious enough to learn.

Communion with God in the Enjoyment of
His Person and Ways - The way we commune
with (that is, fellowship with) God is by meditating
on his attributes and expressing to him our thanks
and admiration and love, and seeking his help to live
a life that reflects the value of these attributes.

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