Scripture Memory Mini-tutorial

Sorry you guys! We had technical difficulty! Will post it tomorrow! In the mean time, don’t build up too much anticipation! It’s a rough one-shot cut but it’s with a ton of love. We’ll get it up here as soon as we can. I love you!



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  1. 101
    Anonymous says:

    You have no idea how much I needed this….not only the memorization tips but the reminder not to use our sword against people. With young adult children who are finding their own way, I do this sometimes and I should not. Spiritual pride…yikes. God is so good I could just cry! I did not sign up but my husband and I are both memorizing 2 scriptures/month along with you.

  2. 102
    Jenl says:

    That acrostic is awesome! It’s going to help me so much! I put it in my cards with my scriptures so that I can refer back to it over and over again.

    Thank you Beth and Sabrina.

    love you!

  3. 103
    AKat says:

    What a help this is! Thanks!!

  4. 104
    Beverly says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Thank you to all who put this together. You have taken the word encourage and given it arms, legs and a mouth. God bless you in your faithfulness to Him.
    Press on and shalom, shalom,

  5. 105
    Kel says:

    Thank you so much for putting this together for all of us. It really helps!

  6. 106
    Claire says:

    Every year I struggle with wanting to memorize and fail – now I feel as though I have been given tools to accomplish this goal of two verses a month – I can do this – with the grace of God – thank you!!!

  7. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you Beth and Sabrina for putting together this Memory Mini-tutorial. This video was very informative; a tremendous help in learning the scriptures.I now have no excuse for learning my verses. Well done ladies! Your time, and effort is very much appreciated.


  8. 108
    Chris in PA says:

    Hey! Thanks to your helpful tips I got it! I am doing Isaiah 33:6 and I couldn’t even get the hang of memorizing the reference! Using the tricks and asking the Lord to make me smarter than I am (; ), I realized Isa 3 + 3 = 6 (33:6 get it?), and then all the sentences started with “He”, you get the picture. Once I got the tricks, it didnt take me long to memorize the scripture! How exciting is that? By the way, I NEED IT. I needed it before my husband got laid off yesterday. Pray for us. We trust God. He is good-all the time…

  9. 109
    Carmen says:

    Beth: That was just what I needed!! RENEW, AWESOME!! Rough cut, what’s that?? It’s always smooth as silk when you share and teach GOD’s WORD!!

    Thanks! Carmen :o)

  10. 110
    Kim says:

    Thanks so much for this! I’m so excited about this Jesus year, and this is such a great way to get going on this journey of scripture. Sending love and hugs….

  11. 111
    CoveredbyHim says:

    Beth, Thank you! HIS love pours from you. I love the “Need It” and “Wield It” insight. Praying God will overflow your cup as you serve Him. Love, Paula

  12. 112
    Carolina Light says:

    Thank you Beth, and everyone involved. (Sabrina, that’s you too!)

    I love the acrostic! What great advice.

    And, I love the fact that these videos were homemade. It’s much more personal that way.
    Thanks for all you do.

  13. 113
    Karen says:


    Thank you for reminding me to not use Gods Word as a weapon against people.

  14. 114
    Donna Sava says:

    Thank you so much for your effort to put this together! It was so helpful! Thanks for the encouragement too…it is needed! Helps to know we are all doing this together!
    Donna (the mom of twin boys)

  15. 115
    joy says:

    Count me in for scripture memory.

  16. 116
    Jennifer says:

    Thanks to all y’all for the helpful tips! What a blessing!

  17. 117
    Kathy says:

    B – Best
    E – Ever
    T – Tutorial
    H – Hallelujah

    Thank you for the most helpful hints!

    I was wondering if anyone has ideas on how to remember the “address” of the verse. I find that I often forget that part of the memory verse and then when you want to share it, or look it up for someone to see… thank God for concordances!

    As others have mentioned, I too need all the help I can get. God bless this wonderful idea!!!


  18. 118
    Ashton says:

    can’t just stop at one scripture…

    King James Bible
    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

  19. 119
    bethany says:

    Thank you Sabrina for you gifts of working with technology! You are the best girl!
    Beth, thank you so much for the helpful information. I had to put my ear right up to the sound area on the computer because I am at Starbucks cheking emails and could not hear you over the music!!! What a sight I must be!!!(gotta bring the ear buds next time!)
    I am going to write the acrostic in the front of my note cards…I love that we are doing this! As for the rough cut video, as Holly said, we are your daily girls and we love you as you are! So keep them coming!!

  20. 120
    Amy B says:

    I’ll add my thanks to you and those who helped put this video out. I’ve found my first verse relatively easy to memorize, but I have been wondering how I’ll keep hold of several verses as the months go on. Your lessons here give me some tools to use to help me meet this goal. Thank you!!

  21. 121
    Missy says:

    Thank you for reminding me to do the obvious, ask God to help me with this! Why do I forget the most important part?
    24 verses by next December, this is one of the best things I’ve done, thank you.

  22. 122
    Gayle says:

    I wanted to tell the Siestas that there is an AWESOME online resource called e-Sword that is completely FREE and it allows you to drill yourself on your memory verses every day.

    I blogged about it more in depth today if anyone is interested. It is an EXCELLENT tool. Especially for this!

  23. 123
    kappy says:

    I found this most helpful! Thanks for the encouragement!

  24. 124
    Jean says:

    Beth, thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial. I had chosen Eph. 4:29 in the amplified version to memorize and was having such a difficult time that I decided to memorize it in the NIV instead. I knew I really needed the Amplified though and after seeing your tutorial last night, I took the tips and got the amplified version almost memorized just today! I’m so excited and so glad I didn’t wimp out! Thanks to you, Beth, and all of your staff that makes all of this possible. You are all a huge blessing.

    Love, Jean

  25. 125
    Lynann says:

    Thank you so much for the awesome tips for memorizing verses. I am so excited about this. I want to have Gods word in my heart but never have stopped long enough to memorize it. Love Ya my Sister.

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    I am late, but am committing to memorizing 24 in 12! My first one is Proverbs 4:20-22 NIV
    Blessings over this anointed ministry,
    Jennifer in IL

  27. 127
    Toni says:

    That weilding part was speaking directly to me. I only wish I had a more clear sense of WHEN I’m weilding AT someone (ie. when it is appropriate to rebuke, and if not rebuking, then what? Speaking mainly to raising children here). Thank you for your teaching, Beth. I’m at a loss for words when I hear God speaking through you, and I’m very grateful.

  28. 128
    Mary in Alabama says:

    Sabrina — thank you so much!! And Beth — you’re absolutely wonderful and just bless my socks off.
    I have to tell y’all, I got the cutest little index cards. They are spiral bound, but on the side, not the top and they have a little half cover and an elastic band to keep the cover in place. too cute. Found it at the dollar store

  29. 129
    Cat says:

    What a wonderful video – thanks to all involved – I have created a bookmark with the word “RENEW” and the reminders to kept in my Bible.

  30. 130
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, Sabrina, and ALL the LPM Staff,
    Thank you so much for this labor of love. You may have called it rough, but it ministered to my heart and mind. I’ve now read all of the posted comments, and the same is true of everyone who posted.
    My question is this: Does anyone else find that SATAN IS ATTACKING?!? At least four times I’ve laid down my spiral index cards at a specific site in the house and when I’ve gone back to that site, they were GONE! No explanation other than the enemy. So, I’ve taken to taping up the written scripture on doors and mirrors. I dare the enemy to take down that tape!
    I love the idea of a Southern Translation of the Bible from another Siesta.
    Kim in Apex, NC

  31. 131
    Kristib says:

    Thank you so much Sabrina and Beth! I recently have had doors to open to witness to some complete strangers and having some scripture memorized when you don”t have your Bible is very helpful! Also, my husband is teaching a witnessing class where the students have to memorize the Roman road. If it is o.k, I may teach them some of your tips. This is such a great idea! I really need a renewing of my mind in this new year!

    Much love!
    Praying all goes well with your doctor this week. I have an appointment with my gastro doctor this week too. Hoping the Crohns will go into remission. I am praying a scripture for healing.

  32. 132
    Values Mom says:


    We need this and appreciate your willingness to serve the body of Christ. You and your staff are blessings to all of us.

  33. 133
    Connie says:

    Thanks to each of you for these hints…and most of all, thank you for your encouragement to memorize God’s Word and your explanation about the importance of doing it!
    I am so blessed to join all of you in this.

  34. 134
    Miranda says:

    Thank you Mrs. Beth!

  35. 135
    Brenda says:

    Thank you so much for all your helpful hints Beth. But most of all I had a totally aahaa moment when you explained about using scripture against the evil one and not against one another. I know my husband and I have done this to each other and with our children. It makes total sense, we think we are helping them by throwing scripture at them but we don’t receive it that way at the time.
    God Bless, Brenda

  36. 136
    Kylie says:

    I found this VERY helpful also…I feel like I have a plan of action! I feel so excited to memorize God’s word! Amen 🙂

  37. 137
    Sheryl says:

    Great Tutorial! Thank You!

    Sheryl from Stafford, VA

  38. 138
    Marla says:

    Beth – It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the blog and today is the first day reading about the scripture memory plan. I think it is a great idea for everyone. I will not officially be joining the group of 3000+ but unofficially my NOGS and I are in. Our NOG group (6 beautiful women) became a special group after this summer’s Bible study. We started our scripture memory commitment in Oct and most of us have been doing great. I, however, have struggled in Dec and Jan to stay focused. I saw today’s tutorials as a loving prod from God to refocus and get back in the game. God turned your mini -tutorial into a “burning bush” for me. I love how He does that!

    Blessings to everyone – Marla in Atlanta GA

  39. 139
    Tara says:


    One other question: How do you remember the address for each verse you memorize? My bible study girls and I were talking about the importance of hiding God’s Word in your heart and letting His word resound in your head… And we were discussing how we find it easier to remember the verse itself than where it’s found and end up saying something like, “And somewhere in the Bible it says…” But we don’t want to do that anymore! So, what secrets do you have for memorizing the address of the verses you memorize?

    Thanks for any help you can give! I’ve been remembering your acrostic all week for RENEW!

  40. 140
    Fran says:

    I am excited about putting on the solid armor of God via my spiral-bound index cards! I have successfully memorized my first verse of 2009 and can’t wait to post my 2nd one on Thursday!!
    Yes, we can!

  41. 141
    Berry Patch says:

    I just finally had a chance to sit down & watch the videos. They were great! Thanks so much for putting these together. It's motivated me even more to keep going. THANKS!

  42. 142
    yankee mama says:

    Mama Beth you’re precious! Thanks for this challenge to memorize scripture in 2009!

    That part about not using the word as a weapon spoke to me! I pray I never “cut anyone’s ear off” seriously.


  43. 143
    Ceffie in WV says:

    like the visual help for memorizing.

    this memorizing of scripture is becoming additive. every time I see or read a verse I write it down in my memory cards and say I want to memorize that verse. If I keep it up soon I’ll have the entire bible on my cards. LOL I keep saying this is GOOD this is Good. this is probably one of the best addictions I’ve ever had next to chocolate.

  44. 144
    3boymom says:

    Is there a reason I can’t get the videos to work?

  45. 145
    CountryKat says:

    Thank you so much for this!!!! Every part of it was so incredibly helpful!!!

  46. 146
    Laura says:

    Thank you Beth, and staff. This is very helpful. I really liked what you said about taking your sword out of it’s sheath. I so often leave it in the shealth. What a neat visual I see now. I first visualized Melissa using her sword to fight the enemy, then I visualized me. LOL!!!!God is so good. Thank you again.

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    Thankful Paul says:


  48. 148
    Rebecca says:

    I love you all so much! Thanks for the vids momma Beth! Its very helpful! Belive me, it has already begone to change my life!

  49. 149
    Robin says:

    Beth you rock. Love your passion for the word and for our Lord.
    You are funny and warm and I feel like I know you. I have jumped on board with the Scripture memorization but didn’t join up in time to get posted. Is it too late? I am without a clue….

  50. 150
    Nancy says:

    Thanks Beth for all the helpful hints. I have caught myself reading through scripture and jotting down verses as potential candidates for my next memory verse. There are so many to choose from I don’t know what to choose next. What a wonderful problem to have and what a blessing it’s been to bathe in the word of God with all my sisters in Christ.

    May the Lord greatly bless you for heading up this challenge for 2009.

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