How many Scriptures do you know by heart? Those words are from Psalm 119:11.
By the end of March, you and all of the LOG team members can have six new ones.
This season, the LOG teams will be focusing on and memorizing six passages of Scripture during the devotional times of team process. The six passages were suggested by some of the LOG adults and include:
Luke 10:27 –
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (NIV)
Psalm 46:10 –
Be still, and know that I am God. (NIV)
1 John 4:16 –
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (NIV)
Joshua 1:9 –
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)
Micah 6:8 –
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? (NRSV)
1 Corinthians 13:13 –
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)
Each week, the C-Groups will dig in and discuss the passage for the week and then encourage each team member to strive to memorize the verse(s) before the next meeting.
The inspiration for this came from 102 year-old Ruth Roll, a long-time friend and supporter of LOG, who encourages her family members to memorize Scripture as a way of drawing close to God and coming to know him better.
Psalm 119:11 says, I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. If we understand the word sin to mean separation from God and from who God wants us to be (obstacles) then we can see how memorizing Scripture can help us be closer to God and know him better.