Friday, January 8, 2016

Fighter Verses for 2016

Can encourage you to commit to a Bible memory program for 2016?

Let the grace-filled promises of Psalm 1 draw you in:
Blessed is the man who[se]...delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
What better way to meditate regularly on God's Word (and thus experience Psalm 1 rootedness, fruitfulness, durability, and flourishing), than by meditating weekly on a passage as you memorize it?

I'm sure there are lots of good programs out there, but the one we're going to use at Bethel this year is called Fighter Verses. It was developed by Desiring God and is available for iPhone (or iPad) or Android devices. There is a one-time cost of $2.99 for the app, but you will then have full access to 5 years worth of verses, and a TON of other helpful resources built right in. For instance, every verse has been put to song, so you can tap on a link and hear your verse sung!

The app looks like this:

You can see the "F" for Fighter Verse emblazoned like a cross on the shield.

What if your use of this "F" dwarfed your use of this 'f' in 2016?


Or what if you simply reviewed your Fighter Verse every time you checked Facebook? Do you think you'd regret it by the end of 2016? 

I encourage you to find another person (like someone in your community group!) to commit with you. That way you can encourage each other and hold each other accountable to stick with it through the duration of this next year.

By the way, if you're not a smart phone / tablet user, you can still buy the hard copies here. The packs are available in ESV and NIV.

1 comment:

  1. As someone who doesn't possess an app-enabled device, I was happy to find a list of all the verses at! I can work from that instead of paying $13 for the cards :-)