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Sunday

How to Learn 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 PLUS Freebies - Bible Memorization



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 ONE verse of the Bible

or

a few short verses







Let's look at 3 short verses from one of the books of the

New Testament  -  1 Thessalonians


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 the book of 1 Thessalonians or even of it's 5 chapters but we will take a short passage of three verses 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18
but even these 3 verses are just about the same length as most individual verses in the Bible.

" 16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you"



So in memorizing this passage we will look at 2 things:

  • Memorising Tips
  • Some Freebies to help you.








Memorising Tips
If you read my previous post





 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 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 I'm going to advise using tips 1, 2, 3, 5, 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.

For memorizing this short passage you may feel like breaking into 2 parts as it seems at first to be three statements followed by a reason for the statements. 

"Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
 In everything give thanks:



for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus concerning you"


But when reading the passage you want to memorize it is often best to read the whole passage together at the start to instil the meaning into your mind which actually helps overall with the memorizing. 



"Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
 In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus concerning you"



Then you may find that with this one it is best to actually break it into 2 parts by taking the first two verses first and then the third verse.

 
"Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.

 In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus concerning you"





2.  Write out the verse several times.

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

If you note the way I have written the verse above in 5 lines and use this method of writing it out yourself you will find it easier to get a kind of flow to the wording.
 
As we all know, when we write we often say the words in our heads then you will understand why I mention the flow of the words.










3.  Feel the excitement of a verse that is an exaltation to Praise the Lord.

Obviously this verse is about praising God because we praise as we rejoice in God, praise should always be a part of our prayers and as we thank God we cannot help but praise Him.

So really think about the words and meaning here and get excited about the content of this verse and this will help the content to be remembered.



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

Obviously this verse is about praising God because we praise as we rejoice in God, praise should always be a part of our prayers and as we thank God we cannot help but praise Him.

We are instructed here to rejoice, pray and give thanks.
All of these things involve action on our part and we are also told why we need to do this

a) it is God's will
b) and it is personally good for us





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 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 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 as you can see here and watch out for this is the freebies below 








I also 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 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


 








Some Freebies to help you


For this verse I have 2 Freebies to help and you can download them via my  RESOURCE LIBRARY  (available in both A4 and Letter size)

Firstly a pdf containing 6 copies of the graphic for     1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 shown earlier in this post. 


Secondly a pdf containing a Word Search (plus answer grid) of most of the words in 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18 shown here below. 







More Help:

For other verses see my

For other freebies see my Resource Library



We also prepared a playlist of Short Songs to memorize Scripture on YouTube:




Wednesday

How to Learn Micah 6 v 8 Plus Free Colouring Page - Bible Memorization


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 ONE verse of the Bible.







Let's look at a verse from one of the shorter books of the Old Testament  -  Micah

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 the book of Micah or even of it's 7 chapters but we will take Micah chapter 6 verse 8


"He has shown thee, O man, what is good; 

and what does the Lord require of thee,

but to do justly,

and to love mercy,

and to walk humbly with thy God?"



So in memorizing this verse we will look at 3 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • A Music Video of Micah 6 v 8
  • 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 Micah 6 v 8 I'm going to advise using tips 1, 2, 6, 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 you may feel like breaking into 2 parts as it is a long verse but when reading it is often best to read the whole verse to instil the meaning into your mind which actually helps with the memorizing.



"He has shown thee, O man, what is good; 

and what does the Lord require of thee,

but to do justly,

and to love mercy,

and to walk humbly with thy God?"




2.  Write out the verse several times.

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

If you note the way I have written the verse above in 5 lines and use this method of writing it out yourself you will find it easier to get a kind of flow to the wording.  As we all know that as we write we often say the words in our heads then you will understand why I mention the flow of the words.








6.  Question and Answer within a verse.

If you ask a question you expect an answer to that question and in some verses we see that pattern so use it to your advantage when memorizing.

When the first part of the verse poses a question check if the second part answers it and if so then learn it as a question and an answer - it really will help.

Let's look at Micah 6 v8 to help you see my point.

The first two lines as we have it written here seem to state a fact and then lead into a question


"He has shown thee, O man, what is good; 

and what does the Lord require of thee,


The last 3 lines then give an answer


but to do justly,

and to love mercy,

and to walk humbly with thy God?"



So as you read or write this verse think what the question is about and what the answer is and then each will help you to memorize the other.




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 Micah 6 v 8 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 also 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 of the bible Verse

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.

Many people have benefited in memorization from putting words of scripture to music so


If you can find a song based very closely to the scripture passage then use it.




Music Video of Micah 6 v 8


Fred & I have made several short videos of songs/choruses to help you memorize certain verses and you can watch the one for Micah 6 v 8 below 






We also prepared a playlist of Short Songs to memorize Scripture on YouTube:




Some Freebies to help you


For this verse I have 2 Freebies to help and you can download them via my  RESOURCE LIBRARY  (available in both A4 and Letter size)

Firstly a pdf containing 8 copies of the graphic for Micah 6 v 8 shown earlier in this post.






Secondly  this colouring page of  Micah 6 v 8  





More Help:

For other verses see my Memorizing Scripture Page 

For other freebies see my Resource Library







 



 




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 like these I created below





I also 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: