Scripture Memory 2017

Order Topic Verses for Memorization # of Verses Link to Passage
1 Books of the Bible      
2 **Seek the Lord Isaiah 55:6-12 7 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
3 Repentance Psalm 51:1-13 13 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
4 Laziness Proverbs 6:6-11 6 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
5 What God Hates Proverbs 6:16-19 4 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
6 The Tongue James 3:1-10 10 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
7 Riches, Worry Matthew 6:19-34 16 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
8 Our Refuge Psalm 46:1-11 11 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
9 Second Coming 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 6 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
10 Second Coming Matthew 24:35-44 10 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
11 Comfort of Heaven John 14:1-6 6 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV
12 Hell Luke 16:19-31 13 NKJV, NASB, KJV, ESV, '84 NIV

**Isaiah 55:6-12 (NKJV) is the passage that all of Mount Calvary are encouraged to learn. We will recite it together on May 21 in the evening service.

Guidelines and Awards

Recite and Review   Camp Scholarship   Gift Certificate
100 Verses + Books of the Bible   $150   $75
50 Verses + Books of the Bible   $75   $40

Awards are given only to students through the 12th grade, though all who recite and review at least 25 verses will receive a certificate of merit.

1. Memorize the verses WORD FOR WORD.

2. You may choose which version to memorize: KJV, NIV (1984 edition only), ESV, NASB, or KJV. Note: If using the NIV, please make sure yur edition is approved. Copies of the verses in the approved edition will be provided.

3. If you learn two verses per day (or at least 10 per week), you will finish early. Recite 5-10 verses per week to the listeners so you will not fall behind.

4. A lengthy passage may be recited in segments, but full credit will only be recorded when the whole passage is recited as a unit. During review, each passage must be recited as a whole again.

5. Listeners will be in the Sunday School classes near the gym from 9:00 - 9:20 AM each Sunday beginning January 8th. Please be prompt. Do not expect study time upon arrival. Recitation over the phone is not accepted. Recitation may be scheduled at another time only under special circumstances. Please be considereate of the listeners who arrive early before worship so that you can recite and everyone can get to worship on time.

6. The last day to recite is April 23. All verses and books of the Bible must be reviewed (said again as a whole) in or or two sessions by May 14. You have three weeks to choose from to do your final review (you just need one or two of teh three session times): April 30, May 7, and May 14. If you finish recited early, you may review early, which is encouraged. Keep a good pace; don't lag behind. Try not to skip any weeks.

7. Sunday evening, May 21, is the closing program. We will recite Isaiah 55:6-12 (NKJV).

Memorization Tips

1. Read the passage out loud over and over with expression (Like you're telling a story!)

2. Study 15-30 minutes EVERY day. Spend extra time on Sunday afternoons!

3. Recite to a family member who will be strict on every word.

4. Don't move on to another passage until each verse is WORD PERFECT!

5. Pray! This is a tremendous undertaking with eternal benefit for your life and those around you.

The Lord will help you!

[Phl 4:13 NKJV] 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

[Isa 55:11 NKJV] 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.

[Psa 119:9-11 NKJV] 9  How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.