"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)" Paul stresses the importance of scripture memory, to not only memorize God's Word, but to walk with Christ and encourage others with His Word.
The continuing of this verse encourages a deep level of intimacy within the believers' community... teach one another, admonish one another in all wisdom; sing together; be thankful together in your hearts to God. We need community. We need one another. It's the desire that God has created within us. When we first dwell in Christ, His love is an outpour - an overflow - into our communities. We are called to let the words of Christ dwell in us richly as a life-giving command for ourselves but also as a life-giving command for others. His words dwell in us and in return, pour out from our lips as truth to another as a form of accountability, love, wisdom and worship.
This is dwelling.
This is community.
This is worship.
an excerpt from Dwell (March 6, 2014)
So let's join in community together and memorize God's Word this year! We are so thrilled to release this free printable of 48 scripture memory verses for 2019. While this printable was created to supplement the Jitneys 2019 Agenda, we encourage anyone and everyone to use this as a free resource for scripture memory.
While you are welcome to use this printable however you'd like, here's what we had in mind when designing it: This resource was designed to help you dive into scripture. Don't stop at memorizing the verses; meditate on them and ask God to speak to you through them. Seek opportunities to encourage other believers throughout the week by speaking the truths you're learning.
We decided to change it up this year and memorize (almost) an entire book of the bible. Since our theme verse comes out of Colossians, this will be the book we will start out memorizing. Often we take verses out of context, so let's use this year to piece together the verses in Colossians and see how they weave together to declare God's glory. We have only included 48 weeks (instead of the full 52) to offer the freedom of meditating a little longer on four weekly verses of your choice. Please note that we did not include 4:7-18 and we encourage you to dwell on these passages at your leisure.
2019 Daily Agenda
In other news, have you ordered your 2019 Agenda yet? We only have a few left and won't be ordering anymore after this batch so get it soon! :) How do you use the Dwell Richly resource in your Agenda? Write the verse in the blank Dwell Richly section at the top right hand corner of each weekly page.
SheReadsTruth.com is - hands-down - one of my favorite studies. The ladies in our small group love going through the online studies together and incredible community has been built through it. If you're not currently involved in a study, check it out!
Dwell Richly is another company you may find helpful! The owners are friends of ours from college and we love their scripture-based temporary tattoos to help with scripture memory!