No new lesson in Mark today since I’m taking a few days off, but I did want to share a quick lesson on Scripture memory with you.
A few months ago, my pastor started preaching through the book of Romans, and I decided I would try something: memorize one verse out of each chapter as he preached through it. He just finished chapter 7, so I have memorized Romans 1:18, 2:4, 3:20, 4:5, 6:22, and 7:6. It has really helped me participate better in worship and internalize the truths of Romans more.
Would you like to try something like that with our Mark study? This week would be a good week to start. We just finished chapter 5, so there will be a little catching up to do, but if you start today and practice your verses every day, you will probably have a pretty good grip on them by the time we get to our lesson on chapter 6.
You can choose whichever verses you like from Mark 1-5- maybe a verse that helps you remember a particular biblical principle, or one that brings you joy or helps you avoid a certain sin. Or you might like to try these verses I’ve selected:
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
Whether you memorize these verses from Mark, other verses from Mark, or other verses from other books, I encourage you to memorize. Take as much time as you need, use whatever memory tricks work for you, but get that Word hidden in your heart and meditate on it day and night.