Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church
Progressive yet fundamental worship of our Lord.
PO Box 2552, Bentonville, AR
Office Phone 479-464-4445
Free Topical Bible Memorization
Bible memorization is of utmost importance in the Christian life. In fact, memorizing Scripture is perhaps the single most crucial element to spiritual growth and victory over sin. The Word of God is powerful because it is literally “God-breathed” from the mind of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and when we fill our minds with His words by memorizing scripture, we avail ourselves of the most powerful spiritual tool there is.
When we memorize the Word of God, several things happen. Psalm 119:11 tells us the psalmist hid God’s Word in his heart so that he would not sin against Him. Not only did he hear and read the Word, but he internalized it and laid it up in his mind and memory for future use. The Word of God is the believer’s only truly potent weapon against sin, and when placed in the mind through Bible memorization, it is a strong influence for godliness and righteous living. Hebrews 4:12 tells us the Word of God is “living and active” meaning that it has supernatural power to mold us into Christ-likeness when we meditate upon it, and there is no better way to meditate on the Word than to have it in our minds and memories.
Ephesians 6:13-17 describes the believer’s armor in the battle for our souls and spiritual survival. All of the elements of the armor are defensive except one. The only offensive weapon is the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:17. Just as Jesus used God’s Word to fend off attacks of Satan (Matthew 4:1-11), so must we be able to use the same weapon. But rarely does Satan give us time to “look up” the correct passages when we are confronted with his lies and deception. Bible memorization ensures that we will have the appropriate truths and principles in mind and be able to recall them instantly to effectively respond to the evil one who seeks to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8). Romans 12:1-2 exhorts us to “renew” our minds so that we are no longer influenced by the thinking that conforms us to this world. The only way to renew the mind is to fill it with scripture.
Memorizing scripture is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian. There are several excellent scripture memory systems available, including the MacArthur Scripture Memory System by John MacArthur, the Navigators Topical Memory System, and The Solid Rock Topical Memory Cards Even without a specific published method, anyone can start with the key verses of the Christian faith—such as John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8-9—and continue to build verse upon verse. The key is to continually review the ones already memorized before adding any new ones. Whatever method is chosen, the benefits of Bible memorization are victory over sin, strengthened faith, and joy in the Christian life.
The Solid Rock Topical Memory Cards can be Downloaded for free but I do suggest that you purchase Business Card Stock from your favorite store. These files are formated to be used with Avery Template 8371, 10 cards per sheet, 10 steets per pack, 100 cards in all. I spent less than $4.00 at Wal-Mart for a pack.
Free Downloads of The Solid Rock Topical Memory Cards
Chose your download then save to somewhere that you will rember. This file is a Word.doc and can be printed to any Business Card stock that uses Avery Template 8371. Many happy memories.
Flashcards can be a very effective tool for hiding Gods Word in your heart. However, old fashion flashcards written on business or index cards do have some disadvantages. One is that you have to remember to keep the cards with you so that you can use them whenever you have some free time. And if you want to share them with a friend, making copies can be a pain. Digital flashcards eliminate both of these problems. You can store flashcards on your computer or the smart phone that you never go anywhere without. And loading flashcards is as easy as pointing your phone at the QR coded block that you want at the bottom of this page. If you already have Kaka Flashcards on your phone, scan the QR code to download the stack of your choice. I’m not promoting Android or Kala Flashcards and StudyStack is where I have stored several flash card sets. There are many good phones (mine happens to be Android). There are even more flashcard apps (many are FREE). Eventually I will put our flashcards on Quizlet and others (it takes time). Some apps will let you search StudyStack by author, if so search for: SolidRock.
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