Wednesday

1 John 3 v 1 - Memorizing The Bible


I could never do it!

          Do what?

Memorize a chapter of one of the Books of the Bible!

          Yeah that's not so easy,  BUT  you can learn a verse of the Bible.






Let's look at a verse from one of the shortest books of the New Testament.

Many people think they could never manage to memorize a whole Psalm or a whole chapter of Scripture.

It is a rather daunting challenge especially if you have never learned any scripture before.

So we are not even going to tackle all of 1 John chapter 3 but we will take on the first verse of that chapter.


"Behold, what manner of love 
the Father hath bestowed upon us, 
that we should be called 
the sons of God"



So in memorizing this verse we will look at 4 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • A Graphic Video of 1 John 3 v 1
  • A Music Video of 1 John 3 v 1
  • Some Freebies to help you.







Memorising Tips
If you read the Top 10 Ways to Learn Scripture you will see that I give 10 tips to help in this process but we don't have to use all 10 of them on each verse - just the ones that suit best with the verse.


For 1 John 3 v 1 I'm going to advise using tips 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10



1.  Read the verse often, every day, multiple times in the day.

Leave a bookmark in your bible and every time you go past it grab the bible and open at the verse etc.  (you will pick up other ideas later in this post).

Reading and repeating somethings over and over is the natural way to get it into your head.

With this verse it is obvious to think of it in two parts


"Behold, what manner of love 
the Father hath bestowed upon us, 

   & 

that we should be called 
the sons of God"





2.  Write out the verse several times.

Why?  Because he action of  WRITING  helps us learn anything.

The first 2 lines above can be written on one line of a page and the last 2 lines on the next line.

So you are writing it in two halves just as reading it in the two halves as in no.1 above 




7.  Understand the meaning of the verse.

We will never memorize anything properly without having understood the meaning of it and knowing the meaning helps us remember the order of the parts of the verses.

In the verse we have the recognition of God's great love so much that He calls us sons.

The first part of the verse tells us how God has settled or gifted His Love upon us  

Then the second part is acknowledging how we know God has done this.









8.  Make it easy to see the verse clearly and regularly each day.


In no.1 above I mentioned your bible and a bookmark

but

we cannot have our Bible at hand every moment of the day so if you feel you need frequent readings of the verse like pop-up reminders then do the following:

Get a post-it pad and write the verse out clearly on it then tear off the post-it and stick it on
  • the mirror you will use first thing each morning and last thing each night
  • the front cover of your Bible
  • the front cover of the book you are currently reading
  • the door of the fridge
  • the inside of the door of the cupboard where you go to get your favourite mug for that cup of coffee








9.  Make or use Bible Verse Graphics 

The picture of 1 John 3 v 1 near the start of this post is an example of a Bible Verse Graphic.
A picture with the words written on it clearly.

By making these yourself you will learn as you create them.

or

by using ones made for you that you keep close to hand
(see my freebies)

I post a bible verse graphic every morning on my
so if you want to be encouraged by a verse each day or have a graphic you can Share to your timeline or Save in Facebook then click through to my Facebook Page and be sure to like and follow the page to see those graphics in your feed each day.

or

by watching very, very short graphic videos like this one I created






or Colouring Pages

While colouring in a Bible Verse Page you will be spending time around the words and this also helps to learn the verse.

or Phone Screensavers / Wallpaper

What better use of your phone - to keep that verse in front of you each time you go to check your messages.

For this you will need it to be a suitable portrait shape and size so most of the normal verse graphics you see will not suit.


I have a few verses made out for screen savers & you can download them from



and finally my favourite way 
but it is not always possible to use this method


10.  Sing it.

It is well known that in singing a song you can easily learn the words of the song.

Fred & I have made several short videos of songs/choruses to help you memorize certain verses and you can watch the one for 1 John 3 v 1 below 





 


I've also prepared a playlist of Short Songs to memorize Scripture on YouTube:



Some Freebies to help you.

Don't forget that many of my posts on the blog have bible verse graphics and I have some of these available as free downloads in my


also that's where you will find the phone screen savers for some verses.








SEE OTHER POSTS about 1 John below:































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