Memorize What Matters

By Josh Summers

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Welcome to Memorize What Matters! Join Josh Summers on his journey to memorize the New Testament of the Bible word for word, exploring various methods and techniques along the way. If you have a desire to memorize Scripture, you'll find plenty of encouragement, inspiration and helpful tips from the expert guests who share their stories.

Episode Date
We Memorize the Map...but Remember the Treasure
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You can think of memorizing the Bible like memorizing a map. The map acts as a guide on our journey to the treasure, but what exactly is the treasure? I hope you'll be encouraged and inspired by this short word for this week.


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There's a lot that goes into building Bible Memory Goal and if you would like to support what we're doing, there are a few ways you can do that:
    1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
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    3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Jan 27, 2023
The New "Backward Buildup Repetition Method" for Bible Memory (does it work?)
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Josh & Amy go head to head in a friendly debate about whether the memory palace method of Scripture memory beats the "backward buildup repetition method". Which is better...and what techniques can you steal for your own Bible memory journey?

Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4Y0zGFiks

Resources Mentioned in the Episode:

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If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Jan 20, 2023
Before Setting 2023 Scripture Memory Goals...Do THIS!
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It's that time of year when we're all inspired to set goals for ourselves, whether that's health, reading or even memorizing the Bible. If you're inspired to do the latter, I encourage you to take a step back and first take inventory. In this episode, Josh explains how you can easily do this and why it can be so helpful for your future goals!

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There's a lot that goes into building Bible Memory Goal and if you would like to support what we're doing, there are a few ways you can do that:
    1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
    2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
    3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Jan 06, 2023
Year End Special! Behind the Scenes of Bible Memory Goal
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In this special episode, Josh's dad sits down to interview Josh to ask him about why Bible Memory Goal was started and what it takes to keep it running. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how this podcast and the community came to exist and what's coming up next!

Resources Mentioned in the Episode:

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    2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
    3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Dec 30, 2022
She Stopped Memorizing Scripture for an Entire Year (should you?)
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Listen as author and speaker Tammy Lea Fabian explains her method of memorizing Scripture, including taking an entire year off every 7 years. And why should we stop asking the question, "What is your favorite book of the Bible?"

Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2NQGEpUmec

Resources Mentioned in the Episode:

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If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Dec 09, 2022
Using Instagram to Memorize the Bible? (w/ Abigail Houston)
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Abigail Houston from Melodically Memorizing has built a large following on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube based on how she has turned Scripture into short, beautiful songs. Listen to her story and find out what has been the hardest verse to add to music! Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR7DKZf6EVY Resources Mentioned in the Episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Dec 06, 2022
"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 2)
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Following last week's conversation with Dr. Larry Dinkins, where he introduced the concept of "orality" compared to traditional Bible memory, this week he provides practical advice and examples of how "simply a story" can be a powerful tool for sharing our faith. Resources Mentioned:
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  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Dec 02, 2022
Questioning God (moment of meditation on Psalm 13)
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Is it ok to question God? Is it blasphemous to be desperate and frustrated with Him? Taking a closer look at Psalm 13 - and many other psalms in the Bible - it's clear that David was not a stranger to questions, fear and frustration. But what can we learn from this example? Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Nov 29, 2022
"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 1)
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For most of us in the highly literate, western world, memorizing the Bible means "learning the text with word-for-word accuracy". But in the much of the world today, text was often passed down orally in a practice known as "orality". Listen as Dr. Larry Dinkins explains this concept, how it relates to Scripture memory and how you can apply this to your own Bible memory journey.

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If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:

  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Nov 25, 2022
Dangers of the "Comfort Gospel"
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Most of us tend to live our lives in a way that prioritizes comfort and avoids struggle. This is natural, but it's not how Scripture instructs us to live. These are the passages of Scripture most people don't memorize, because they're much harder to understand and live out. 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
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  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Nov 22, 2022
Don't Ignore This Critical Bible Memory Review Method (5 tips)
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Oral review - the process of speaking what you've memorized out loud - is a critical part of retaining Scripture. Without it, you'll likely never have the confidence to use your Bible memory in daily conversation. Here are 5 practical methods you can start using to review orally. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: If you'd like, you can watch the contents of this episode on YouTube to see how each of these methods works: Watch on YouTube 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
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  2. Become a Patron: Help me pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. I am SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Nov 18, 2022
A Challenge to be "Overflowing" (Col 2:6-7)
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Join Josh as we meditate on Psalm 103 and Colossians 2, especially entering into the holiday season, and what it means when Paul tells us not just to be "rooted and built up" in Christ, but also to be "overflowing with thankfulness?" The questions you can ask yourself this week include:
  • What are you grateful for?
  • What is giving you energy and joy?
  • What are you the most proud of this year with work or family?
Join the 7-Day Bible Memory Challenge! Within our Bible memory community, we're in the middle of a 7-day challenge where we set a stretch goal to memorize a passage of Scripture. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join/  🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Nov 15, 2022
A Broken Marriage Meets Scripture Memory (w/ Becky Friberg)
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As Becky watched her husband being handcuffed and placed in a police car, she wondered how her marriage would survive. Listen to her tell the story of how God met her in the darkest moment of her life and revealed Himself to her through Scripture. Want to watch this conversation on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SMbUlPXXjA Listen to other great interviews:
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
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  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Nov 11, 2022
"Prioritize New Bible Memory First..." (interview w/ Aaron House)
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What can we learn from actors memorizing lines that we can apply to Bible memory? Listen as Aaron House, Executive Director of Piercing Word Ministries, he explains the simple process he uses (that you can steal!).  Want to watch this conversation on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGORshz9--Y  Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Nov 08, 2022
"Small" vs "Weak" vs "Little" (there's a difference in God's eyes)
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When Jesus speaks of faith in the Gospels, he often uses the words "small" and "weak" and "little" as descriptors. Although technically synonyms, there's a slight difference in meaning that makes a big difference in how we may view ourselves. Listen as Josh encourages you to allow God to magnify the small things in your life to make them impactful to those around you. Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Nov 01, 2022
7 Bible Memory Mistakes I've Made (& how you can avoid them)
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The downside of sharing my Bible memory journey publicly on this podcast and the YouTube channel is that you also get to see all my failures and mistakes. Here are 7 of the biggest mistakes I've made so far and some thoughts on how you can avoid doing the same thing I did. Would you rather watch this on YouTube? Check it out here: Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  2. Become a Patron: Help me pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. I am SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Oct 28, 2022
How Can Busy Parents Find Time to Read or Memorize Scripture?
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Don't worry, we're NOT going to tell you to wake up earlier! But if you've ever been discouraged as a parents wondering how you'll find time to read your Bible or even memorize, you're not alone. Listen as Katherine Pittman, homeschool mom and author of the book Write the Word on my Heart, shares a few nuggets of widsom for parents. Want to watch this episode on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYvQaAE3aP8 Resources Mentioned in this Interview 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Oct 25, 2022
How to Remember Names in the Bible (5 easy techniques)
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If you have trouble pronouncing or memorizing names in the Bible, this episode is for you! These 5 simple tips and techniques will help you remember the odd names in the Bible that most people tend to skip over. Below are links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
  • BibleGateway.com : Use this to hear an audio version of the Bible to learn generally accepted ways to pronounce the Biblical names.
  • YouVersion:Download the YouVersion Bible app on your mobile device that also has audio versions of the Bible for pronunciation purposes.
  • Memorizing 2 Timothy : Watch this video explaining my process for creating images and mind palaces to memorize 2 Timothy, including all the names.
  • Mary's Romans 16 Song : Listen to Mary sing the full chapter of Romans 16 with all the names! (be sure to subscribe to her channel as well)
Of course, if you need a quick reminder of the 5 tips for memorizing names in the Bible, here they are in order:
  1. Learn how to properly pronounce it first;
  2. Create images to help you remember the pronunciation;
  3. Build acronyms to remember lists of names in order;
  4. Use songs to help you remember the syllables;
  5. Review over and over to make sure it's in long term memory;
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  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Oct 21, 2022
How Many "Talents" Has God Given You? (Matthew 25)
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In this week's moment of meditation, let's take a closer look at the parable of the talents. If you put yourself in this story, are you the servant who received 1, 2, or 5 talents? Take a moment to reflect on the blessings you've been given, be grateful for them, and then allow the gravity of what God expects from you sink in. Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Oct 18, 2022
Miraculous Story Behind Psalm 46
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It's one of the most popular psalms in the Bible, and you've probably already memorized parts of it. But what was the story that inspired the "Sons of Korah" to write this song? Listen as Josh offers his opinion about the miraculous story that led to this incredible psalm. Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Leave a Rating or Review: By leaving a review of Memorize What Matters, you help other people find and benefit from these devotionals, interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
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Oct 11, 2022
Reciting the WHOLE New Testament from Memory (w/ Tom Meyer)
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In this interview with Tom Meyer, aka "The Bible Memory Man", we discuss the tradition of orality in the church as well as the upcoming event where, for the first time ever, the entire New Testament is being recited from memory. What are the challenges they face? Here are a list of resources from this episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Oct 07, 2022
Are You "Seasoned with Salt"? (moment of meditation)
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What does Paul mean in Colossians 4 when he tells the reader to be "always full of grace, seasoned with salt"? In this week's short devotional, Josh takes a closer look at how the Bible uses salt as a metaphor and how we can apply that (and the Scripture we memorize) to our daily interactions and conversations. Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Oct 04, 2022
How Long Would it Take to Memorize the ENTIRE Bible?
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Have you ever wondered if it's possible for any human to memorize the entire Bible, word-for-word? If so, how long would it take...and has anybody done it? Listen as Josh shares his own experience and does some simple math to show what IS reasonable. It's important to note: there's value in memorizing even single verses of the Bible - you don't have to go all in on an entire book or testament! And if you need some extra help or inspiration to get started, you can follow our START HERE page or get helpful tips on YouTube: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  2. Become a Patron: Help me pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. I am SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Sep 30, 2022
Where Do Verse and Chapter Numbers Come From in the Bible? (the backstory)
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Have you ever wondered about the chapter and verse numbers in your Bible? If they weren't put there by the original authors, who put them there? What was their reasoning? And most importantly - what does this mean for us as we memorize the Bible or simply use it in our day to day lives? Listen as Josh shares the back story behind the men who added these numbers to Scripture. 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
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  2. Become a Patron: Help me pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. I am SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Sep 27, 2022
She Memorized the New Testament...Here's How (w/ Susan Heck)
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"I've done the math. At this pace, I'll finish memorizing the Bible when I turn 120 years old". Today we chat with Susan Heck, author of the book A Call to Scripture Memory, who shares unique tips for how to review your memory verses, add new ones, and more! This interview with Susan was recorded in early 2021 and was first published on the Bible Memory Goal YouTube channel. That video has garnered tens of thousands of views and is by far the most popular video on the channel so far. Here are a list of resources from this episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Not only does becoming a patron help to support this podcast, it's also a great way to motivate and keep yourself accountable to your own Bible memory goals. Get access to live video calls, small groups and memory resources!
Sep 23, 2022
"Have I Not Commanded You..." (DON'T take it out of context!)
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Before God gives Joshua the oft-quoted promise that He will be with him wherever he goes, there are a handful of other commands that don't get quoted. In this week's Moment of Meditation, Josh takes a closer look at the transition of power from Moses to Joshua and the key things God requires of Joshua *before* He promises to be with him. Dive in Deeper! This short devotional was first published in the Bible Memory Community, a gorup of 500+ people from around the world who gather online to encourage and inspire each other to hide God's Word in their heart. If you'd like to join us, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join  You are also welcome to send any comments and feedback via our contact page: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/contact  🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! You can show your support for all the work that is put into creating this free podcast in the following ways:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Sep 20, 2022
STOP Following Me (Bible Memory is NOT a Race!)
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This isn't clickbait. These are my honest thoughts as somebody who is building a Christian brand around Bible memory. Listen as I share why I might ask somebody to stop following me. If this resonates with you, let me know! Feel free to reach out to me on the website contact page, OR you can leave a review of the podcast. I read every review and appreciate your words of encouragement.  🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 There are other ways you can support Bible Memory Goal and this podcast:
  1. Share it! Please tell your friends or other people at church who might be interested to invest more time into Bible memory.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Sep 16, 2022
How a Caricature Artist Memorizes the Bible (w/ Jody Brownd)
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How does a talented illustrator like Jody Brownd create imaginative, virtual memory palaces for Bible memory? Listen as Jody explains his illustrations, his approach to Scripture memory and where he gets his inspiration. See Examples of Jody's Work: You can also learn more about how people like Josh and Jody use more advanced memory techniques with these explanatory videos on the Bible Memory Goal YouTube channel: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has been encouraging and inspiring to you, there are a few ways that you can show your support for this free resource that is available to you:
  1. Share it! Please tell your friends or other people at church who might be interested to invest more time into Bible memory.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Sep 09, 2022
Quick Thoughts on 2 Timothy 3:7 (a new format)
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What does it mean to "always learn" yet never come to a "knowledge of the truth"? Join Josh in a new podcast format that explores his meditations on passages being memorized. Today, we take a closer look at what Paul says to Timothy about those people who are easily fooled and led astray. Resources Mentioned: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has become part of your weekly routine, that's awesome! Please let me know how I can continue to make this interesting and valuable to you by reaching out and saying hi. You can also show your support for this podcast through the following means:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every review of Memorize What Matters helps other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Sep 06, 2022
Creating a Memory Palace for Bible Memory (an explanation)
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Learn how Josh used the Airbnb where his family spent vacation this summer as a memory palace location to store the book of 2 Timothy. This technique organizes your Bible memory in such a way that it's possible to know exact chapter and verse numbers for each passage you memorize. Learn More About Memory Palaces: Interested to try using the memory palace to memorize Scripture? We have a small group specifically dedicated to the memory palace technique within our Bible memory community and it's free to join! Join the Bible Memory Community  🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If this podcast has been encouraging and inspiring to you, there are a few ways that you can show your support:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Sep 02, 2022
Before You Memorize Scripture, Do THIS First...
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It doesn't matter what method or technique you use to memorize the Bible, there are two important steps everyone needs to start with. WARNING: Ignoring this often ends in burnout. Resources: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
  3. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
Aug 26, 2022
BONUS! How Memory Verses Help with Cybersecurity
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In this bonus episode, Josh explain a fascinating technique for using Bible memory in an unconventional way: to strengthen your online security! Learn how you can build stronger passwords, reinforce your Bible memory and maybe even remind yourself of Biblical truths on a daily basis. Subscribe to this podcast for more great tips like this! OR...
  • Join Our Bible Memory Community: This idea came from one of our members named Hope and you can learn from others or share your own ideas as well.
  • Watch the YouTube Video : This is the video I mentioned where I explain my 5-step process for memorizing 2 Timothy in 30 days.
  • Support this Podcast : You can financially support this podcast by becoming a patron. This podcast and our community are ad-free thanks to the support of our members and listeners!
Aug 23, 2022
The Sacred Beauty of Bible Memory (w/ Janet Pope)
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Scripture memory can easily become a task. A chore. A task on your "spiritual checklist". How can we maintain a passion for God's word when these spiritual discplines can easily turn into mundane tasks...or even idols? Today, we chat with Janet Pope, author of the book His Word in My Heart, who shares how she is able to maintains a love for the Bible even after 30+ years of memorizing it. Here are a list of resources mentioned in this episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" podcast episodes take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Rating or Review: Every single review makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Aug 19, 2022
How to Become an Expert in Bible Memory (3 Tips)
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It's not about repetition. It's not about 10,000 hours. If you REALLY want to improve your Bible memory over the next month, year or decade, there are three key things you need to start doing. Listen as Josh walks explains how people become experts and how you can apply these same principles to your Scripture memory journey. A few of the resources mentioned in this episode: 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" resources take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Review: Every single reviews makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Aug 12, 2022
How to Model Scripture Memory So Others Want to Follow (with Duane Tweeten)
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Is it possible to model Scripture memory without looking like you're full of pride or seeking the praise of those around you? In this interview, Duane Tweeten, president of Training Leaders International, joins us to talk about what he has learned about inspiring others around the world to memorize the Bible. Learn more about Training Leaders International on their website: TrainingLeadersInternational.org 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" resources take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Review: Every single reviews makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Aug 05, 2022
How "Breath Prayers" Deepen Your Scripture Memory Practice
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Learn a simple but powerful prayer technique that has been used within the church for centuries. It's a practical way to apply Scripture memory to our daily lives that acknowledges that the Word of God has authority not just over our thoughts, but over our physical body as well. Resources for Breath Prayers: This is not any kind of New Age mysticism or Eastern philosophy. This is simply a practice used by Christians all over the world to calm their body while focusing on Scripture. 🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" resources take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Review: Every single reviews makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Jul 29, 2022
How to Build Scripture Memory Habits (with Scott Stonehouse)
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Nobody goes from zero to having 10 books of the Bible memorized. It takes time. It takes dedication. It takes a willingness to form new habits. In this interview with Scott Stonehouse, former pastor at Woodcreek Church in Richardson, TX, he shares a few simple techniques for how you can build these important Bible memory habits, whether that's simply reading your Bible every day or spending daily time memorizing Scripture. Resources mentioned in the interview: Of course, you can also watch this interview as it was originally published on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvR8KdH7tME  🔹🔹🔹SUPPORT MEMORIZE WHAT MATTERS!🔹🔹🔹 If you're one of those awesome people who understands that these "free" resources take time and effort to put together, there are a few ways that you can support what we're doing here:
  1. Purchase a shirt! Start a conversation about your Bible memory journey with a shirt or track your progress with a poster.
  2. Leave a Review: Every single reviews makes a HUGE difference in how easy it is for other people to find and benefit from these interviews and resources. The review doesn't need to be long or complicated - even one sentence helps!
  3. Become a Patron: Help us pay for the monthly costs required to keep this Bible memory podcast, website, YouTube channel and online community going. We're SO GRATEFUL for every little bit of montly support!
Jul 22, 2022
BONUS: Take the 30 Day Bible Memory CHALLENGE!
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When it comes to Bible memory, are you an action taker? If so, I want to invite you to join our 30 Day Bible Memory Challenge over in our online community: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join/ It's absolutely free, and it's a great way to gain a bit of accountability, try out our community and tackle a big portion of Scripture while you're at it! I hope to see you there.
Jul 18, 2022
Unlock your Bible Memory Potential with these 7 Secrets
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These 7 Bible memory tips and techniques, taken from different interviews with pastors, authors and Scripture memory enthusiasts over the past year, will encourage and inspire you to double down on your efforts to internalize God's Word. One of the benefits of publishing this Memorize What Matters podcast is the opportunity to go back through the archive of interviews done on the Bible Memory Goal YouTube channel to edit them for this format. As I've done that, I've been reminded of all the beautiful nuggets of wisdom I've learned and applied to my own memory journey. Hopefully this can offer the same to you. If you'd like to listen to any of these interviews in full on the YouTube channel, check them out here: Additional Bible Memory Resources As mentioned in this episode, I encourage you to join some kind of community to keep you accountable and motivated toward your Bible memory goal. If you don't have any such group around you, I'd love to invite you to join our online community for free here: Join the Bible Memory Community (free)  We also have a number of great resources, including my favorite books and apps, listed on our resources page here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/resources/ Support this Podcast! Finally, if you've enjoyed this podcast and would like to know how you can support what I'm doing to keep it freely available to everybody, there are few easy things you can do:
  • Leave a Review! It doesn't take long, and it really makes a difference in how people are able to find this podcast.
  • Purchase the Merch! We've got some great t-shirts, stickers and posters for those who memorize Scripture. Check out the Bible Memory Store.
  • Become a Patron! It's also possible to just contribute a one-time or recurring gift to help keep us going. Thank you so much!
May the Lord bless you as you continue to memorize what matters!
Jul 15, 2022
How to Review Bible Memory Verses (so you don't forget them)
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In this panel discussion with three Bible memory enthusiasts, you can learn some new methods and techniques for reviewing what you've memorized in the Bible so that you don't forget it. Join Josh Summers, Mary Thomas and Casey McDonald as they each share their own ideas and answer questions from a live broadcast on the Bible Memory Goal YouTube channel. Since this is a very visual conversation, below are links to the replay of the live video and some other resources mentioned: There were also a number of other interviews mentioned during our conversation, which you can see here on the YouTube channel here: Support Bible Memory Goal! If you enjoy this podcast, there are number of ways that you can support us to keep it going. First, you can leave a review on whatever podcast player you're listening to. This is easiest and best of all...it's FREE! Also free is the opportunity to join our global community of Bible memorizers . This is where Josh, Mary and Casey all met.
Jul 08, 2022
Reaching 47 Million People with the Gospel (TikTok star Craig Brown)
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In 2021, Craig Brown - who lives in a small town in Idaho, USA - reached 47 MILLION people with the gospel. How is that even possible? For all the hate we throw at social media, this is one area where it can be used for good. So what does it mean for Craig to be a "digital missionary" and how does he use that platform to encourage people to memorize the Bible? Be sure to check out Craig's content and ministry here: Additional Resources These are a few of the resources mentioned during this episode:
  • Verse Locker App:This app from Sc ripture Memory Fellowship allows you to learn and review collections of Bible verses.
  • Bible Memory Community : Join hundreds of others across the world who encourage and keep each other accountable to their Bible memory goals!  
Thank you for listening to the Memorize What Matters podcast. We rely on listeners like you to reach a broader audience, so please take a moment to share this with a friend or leave a review on your favorite podcast player. We appreciate your support and may the Lord bless you as you continue to memorize His Word!
Jul 01, 2022
Which Bible Translation Should You Memorize? (here's how to choose)
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Bible translations are often an emotional decision, and I've been criticized before from people who think that I memorized the "wrong translation". But what exactly is a "wrong translation" of the Bible? And is there a "right translation"? Learn about the different types of translations and how that can affect your decision of which to memorize. Plus, learn the three questions you should ask yourself before choosing a specific translations of the Bible for your next passage (and it doesn't have to be the same as the last passage you memorized!). Bible Translation Resources These are a few of the resources mentioned during this episode:
  • Bible Translation Graphic: Scroll down to see a linear graphic showing how translations fit on the spectrum of methods.
  • Bible Memory Goal Resources : From books to aps to free downloads, here's where you can find some great resources to jump start your Bible memory process.
  • Join the Bible Memory Community! Join hundreds of others across the world who encourage and keep each other accountable to their Bible memory goals!  
Thank you for listening to the Memorize What Matters podcast. We rely on listeners like you to reach a broader audience, so please take a moment to share this with a friend or leave a review on your favorite podcast player. We appreciate your support and may the Lord bless you as you continue to memorize His Word!
Jun 24, 2022
"Kiss the Book Goodbye"? Dr. Andy Davis Explains his Bible Memory Philosophy
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What does it mean to "kiss the book goobye"? And why is memorizing the Bible similar to "buying blue chip stocks 20 years ago"? These are just a few of the incredible insights Dr. Andy Davis offers in this wide-ranging interview on Scripture. Andy is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina and is the author of multiple books including An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture. He has been memorizing Scripture for almost 40 years now and has completely memorized more than 40 books of the Bible. Resources Mentioned You can find all the Bible memory resources mentioned in this interview in the following links:    ▶ Interview Transcript: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/interviews/dr-andy-davis/    ▶ An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture: https://geni.us/andy-davis-book    ▶ The Glory Now Revealed (Pre-Order): https://geni.us/glory-now-revealed    ▶ More Biblical resources from Dr. Davis: https://twojourneys.org/ ------------------------ Did you enjoy this interview? Please consider rating and reviewing the Memorize What Matters podcast on whatever podcast player that you're listening from. That helps us continue to create high quality content for you related to Scripture memory on a weekly basis.
Jun 17, 2022
Here's Why John Piper Memorizes the Bible
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"Bible memory is NOT in the Bible" admits John Piper in one of his sermons, and yet Piper is known for preaching entire books of the Bible from memory. Learn the 6 specific reasons John Piper gives for why Scripture memory is important. Dr. John Piper is an American pastor and theologian who spent 33 years teaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church and has written multiple best-selling books. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential evangelical scholars of this century and has spoken repeatedly from the pulpit about the benefits of memorizing the Bible. Resources from this Episode Resources from Desiring God (John Piper's ministry):     ▶ Piper recites 1 Peter: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/john-piper-recites-1-peter-from-memory    ▶ Advice for Better Bible Memory: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/advice-for-better-bible-memory Are you inspired to memorize more of the Bible?    ▶ My Recommended Resources: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/resources/    ▶ Join me here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join/ Help Support Bible Memory! If you enjoy this podcast and have been encouraged to memorize more of the Bible as a result, would you consider supporting what we're doing here? There are three ways you can do that:
  • Leave a review: Even a one-sentence review on your podcast player of choice is amazing!
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  • Become a patron: It is only through the support of patrons like you that we are able to continue running this podcast and the free online community. Thank you!
Jun 10, 2022
Memorize a Biblical Character?? (with Jeremy Kluth of Scripture Alive)
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When it comes to Bible memory, there are some people who enjoy memorizing individual verses, others who like topical memorization, structural memorization or extended Scripture memory. But Jeremy Kluth from Scripture Alive explains a lesser-known type of Bible Memory... "Character memorization" In this interview, Jeremy explains not only how he creates these character scripts, but also why he considers himself a "mailman". Resources from this Episode Download the free PDF and find Jeremy online using these links: If you enjoyed this episode and you value Bible memory, please be sure to leave a review of the Memorize What Matters podcast on your preferred podcast player!
Jun 03, 2022
Memorizing Chapter & Verse Numbers in the Bible (is it necessary??)
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The original scrolls and manuscripts of Biblical text don't have chapter and verse divisions...so why are they there now? Today, we're going to answer three interesting questions for those of us who are memorizing the BIble:
  • Is it important to memorize the chapter and verse numbers?
  • Where did these division even come from?
  • What are some tips and techniques to help us memorize the exact verse number easily?  
As was mentioned at the end of the show, if you would like to join hundreds of people from around the world who prioritize Scripture memory, you can do so for free here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join/ Also, thanks to our current patrons who make this podcast possible: Becky Friberg, Carlin Day, Casey McDonald, Christine Godfrey and Cornelius Smith. Thank you! If you'd like to help support this Memorize What Matters podcast and the Bible Memory Goal in our efforts to inspire people to memorize more of the Bible by becoming a patron, you can do so here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/patron/
May 27, 2022
Using Memory Palaces for Bible Memory (Ron White Interview)
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This week we're joined by Ron White, a 2-time USA memory champion who shares incredible tips and techniques mostly related to the memory palace or "mind palace" technique. Learn how memory champions think about memorization and get answers to the most common questions related to Scripture memory. Thank you for listening! If you know of others who might enjoy this kind of podcast, please share it with them and leave a review so that others will be able to find it as well. God bless!
May 19, 2022
5 Reasons NOT to Memorize Single Verses in the Bible
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As we go throughout this podcast, you'll find that I encourage people to memorize entire chapters and books of the Bible, not just single verses here or there. That's true even for those who don't think they have a good memory. Why? What's the value of "extended Scripture memory"? In this episode, we explore five important reasons to consider. If you want to join hundreds of others from all over the world who are encouraging and inspiring each other to memorize the Bible, make sure to apply to our free community here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/join/
May 19, 2022
Welcome to Memorize What Matters!
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Are you new to the Memorize What Matters podcast? Here's a quick introduction including the story that began the journey called Bible Memory Goal.
May 18, 2022