"I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness"
THE MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE
We cherish God’s word, believing that it is His revelation to us so that we might know Him and understand His purpose for our lives. At each worship service we practice saying a monthly Bible verse together and then have a drawing for a small prize at the end of the month to recite the Scripture from memory. It’s a fun way to challenge each other to hide God’s word in our hearts. Any age may participate.
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke. To set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter."
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return; 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.' (ESV)
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
THE BIGGER MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE
Enter the Memory Verse Challenge at least 5 different months September through April for a grand prize drawing in early May.
Rules for the BIGGER challenge: Enter the monthly challenge at least 5 different months from September through April. You must truly know at least 5 of the monthly verses and enter your name each of those months. Whether or not your name gets drawn for the monthly prize, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing in early May. The monthly drawing has two age categories--13 and up and 12 and under. The BIGGER drawing in May will combine these two age categories into one for the grand prize drawing of either a $500 airline voucher, iPad, or $500 Amazon gift card. The grand prize drawing will take place via Facebook live in early May.
Research shows that Bible engagement is the most effective way to grow spiritually. Let's have some fun increasing the competition for the memory verse challenge each month.