Showing posts with label Bible verse graphic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible verse graphic. Show all posts

Sunday

Memorizing the Bible - Psalm 119 v 11


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 largest books of the Old 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 of course are not going to attempt to learn the whole book of Psalms or the whole of one Psalm but we will take on the very simple one verse which is 
Psalm 119 v 11 


"Thy Word have I hid in my heart, 
that I might not sin against thee."



So in memorizing this verse we will look at 4 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • Bible Verse Graphics
  • 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 Psalm 119 v 11 I'm going to advise using tips 2, 5, 8, & 9 


2.  Write out the verse several times.

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

The first line below can be written on one line of a page and the last line on the following line.

So you are writing it in two halves just as you would read it when you see it this way because it comes naturally to the ear with the similar rhythm to each line.


"Thy Word have I hid in my heart, 
that I might not sin against thee."


5.  Instruction and the reason why it is good advice.

When we instruct or teach or tell someone (or in this case ourselves) the way to do something or what is good for someone or ourselves we normally give an explanation of why this is a good instruction or teaching or we give the result that has been seen in the past.

The instruction or recommendation here is about hiding God's Word in our hearts which can in one simple way just mean memorizing it but also means to understand it and know it.

The reason why is clearly to be an aid in helping us not to sin.

So if a verse has an instruction or piece of advice it mostly will have the reason why it is a good instruction or good advice and they go hand in hand so we have another help in the memorization process.








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


This could be by having a bookmark at the verse in your Bible 

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 Psalm 119 v 11 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 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 Word Search Puzzles

While searching for the words of a verse in a puzzle you will be spending time around the words and this also helps to learn the verse.
(see my freebies)


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




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



Some Freebies to help you.

For today's verse to help you memorize I have



  • Bible Verse Graphics


  • Word Search Puzzle





each of which can be downloaded HERE 



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


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











Psalm 99 v 5 - 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 Psalms

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.

Let's try one verse in one of the Psalms.

Psalm 99 v 5

"Exalt the Lord our God 
And worship at His footstool; 
for He is Holy."




In memorizing this verse we will look at 4 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • A Graphic of Psalm 99 v 5
  • A Music Video of Psalm 99 v 5
  • 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 Psalm 99 v 5 I'm going to advise using tips 2, 5, 7, 9, & 10


2.  Write out the verse several times.


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

The 3 lines of can be written on 3 separate lines of a page just as they are presented in the Bible Verse Graphic above and as they are written out below.

So you are writing it in 3 parts which goes very well with the content of the verse

"Exalt the Lord our God
 
 And worship at His footstool; 
&
for He is Holy."

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

Especially separating it out into lines helps to install the structure of the verse in your eye and mind.



5.  Instruction and the reason why it is good advice

When we instruct or teach or tell someone the way to do something or what is good for someone we normally give then the explanation of why this is a good instruction or teaching or we tell the the result that has been seen in the past.

The instruction or recommendation here is to exalt God and worship Him.

The explanation is that it is right thing to do because of the holiness of God and the humility we should express.

So if a verse has an instruction mostly it will also have that reason why it is a good instruction and they go hand in hand and hence we have another help to memorize.







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 command to praise and worship God in a lowly position in a humble way at His feet because of His Holiness

The first part of the verse tells us to exalt or praise or show our esteem of God 

Then the second part tells us to worship Him in humility

The third part explains why the first two parts are so important - He is Holy!





9.  Make or use Bible Verse Graphics 

The picture of Psalm 99 v 5 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 other visual items to get the words in your sight 

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.


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 Psalm 99 v 5 below






We'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.












Psalm 96 v 9 - Memorizing the Bible


I could never do it!

          Do what?

Memorize loads of scripture!

          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 Psalms.

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

It seems like a rather difficult challenge especially if you have never learned any scripture before.

So we are not even going to tackle one whole Psalm but we will take on one verse of a Psalm - Psalm 96 v 9


"O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: tremble before him, all the earth."



So in memorizing this verse we will look at 4 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • Graphic of Psalm 96 v 9
  • A short video of the words of the verse
  • 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 Psalm 96 v 9 I'm going to advise using tips 1, 2, 7, 8, 9



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 as we read it


"O worship the Lord 

in the beauty of holiness:


   & 

tremble before him,

all the earth."





2.  Write out the verse several times.

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

The first part above can be written on one line of a page and the second part 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 this verse we have the attitude & reverence around how we should
worship God.

The first part of the verse tells us how we should approach God knowing He is Holy and recognize the glory and beauty of His Holiness. 

Then the second part tells us about awe and fear of the Lord which we should never forget as we come before Him.





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 Psalm 96 v 9 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 below)

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 video 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 as you can repeat it to yourself.
(see my freebies below)



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.





Some Freebies to help you.

For today's verse to help you memorize I have

  • Colouring Page


  • Bible Verse Graphic




  • Word Search Puzzle



all of which can be downloaded HERE 




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


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





I've also prepared a playlist of Short Songs to help you memorize some Scriptures on YouTube: