There’s something about having a “reading list.” Usually, around the end of the school year, we see people posting about them or hear people talking about them. Of all of the books we want to soak up, the Bible is at the top of that list. At Kfirst , we believe that scripture is not just helpful for following Jesus but necessary. It stretches our thinking and challenges our living and it clues us into the heart of God and directs our paths. In July and August we’re hosting a summer series called “Reading List.”
Each Sunday, we’ll introduce a new chapter to focus on while equipping you to daily “soak it up” throughout the week. If you’ve never read the scriptures, this is a great place to start. If you’ve never read the scriptures as a friend, a couple, or a family, this will be a great opportunity to begin a new trend (visit Kfirst’s media to listen).
This week’s passage: Matthew 3 (click to read)
Friday’s challenge: Take some time to memorize one of the other verses that stuck out to you.
Do you remember your verse from Tuesday’s challenge? Today is about taking that next step and committing another passage out of this chapter and committing it to memory. When Jesus was in the wilderness, he used the Word as his weapon against the Devil. The more we fill our lives with the Word, the more we have to draw from.
If you missed Tuesday, here’s an easy way to approach memorizing scripture:
- Pick out a verse that stood out to you.
- Maybe it was a key word or phrase that caught your eye. Perhaps it was something that connected to you.
- When you spend time in prayer, use it in prayer.
- I say there’s no better way to pray God’s will than to pray the Word. Not only does it help your prayer, it helps you memorize scripture.
- Write it down.
- Use a journal. Try a notecard. Post it on social media (use #KfirstReadingList).
- Tell someone your verse.
- Not only does it help you memorize your scripture, it will encourage someone, and possibly help them memorize it.
- Repeat. Repeat. And repeat it again.
- Repetition is the best way to get something rooted.
Love you all. It’s gonna be an amazing Friday.
BTW: Here’s a song for your reading time.