College Church’s Anchor Verse Scripture Memory Plan is a tool that we use to allow God to shape and fashion us according to His Word. This year we have been memorizing the book of Colossians, which coincides with our evening service preaching series. Here are 3 tips for memorizing Bible verses.
- Take advantage of already established routines: Look at your schedule and determine when it is convenient for you to take time to memorize Scripture. You may do it when you are working out, riding in the elevator, brushing your teeth, at the dinner table (with your family), having devotions, or any other time of the day.
- Put the Bible verses in context: Read the verses surrounding the passage because the context will help you to more fully understand the text. Meditate on the passage, asking the Holy Spirit to help you understand it and apply it to your life. It may even be helpful to do a Bible study on that passage.
- Application is an important step in this process: You may want to write a short meditation on the passage early in the week to help you think through its implication on your life. You may want to keep a journal of the times that the verse makes a difference in your life– in your thinking, in temptation, in actions, etc.You may want to discuss application with others because varying people will have varying ideas and perspectives.
Our verses for this week are Colossians 3:12-14:
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. And above allthese put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.