Memory Verses

Verses for 2003

January 5th, 2003

“I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”

Luke 6:47-48

From “Life in the Deep End, Part 2

January 12th, 2003

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Mark 12:30

From “Part 1: The Heart Of Jesus

January 19th, 2003

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

Luke 4:8

From “Part 2: Intense Temptation

January 26th, 2003

“And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of robbers.’”

Mark 11:17

From “Part 3: Intense Anger

February 2nd, 2003

“Ignoring what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’”

Mark 5:36

From “Part 4: Intense Day

February 9th, 2003

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30-31

From “Part 5: Intense Love

February 16th, 2003

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.’”

John 11:25

From “Part 6: Intense Power

February 23rd, 2003

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”

Mark 8:36

From “Part 7: Intense Vision

March 2nd, 2003

“Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’”

John 6:28-29

From “Part 8: Intense Challenge

March 9th, 2003

“I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will built my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

Matthew 16:18

From “Vision Day

March 16th, 2003

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

From “Part 9: Intense Confrontation

March 23rd, 2003

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Psalm 91:4

From “Part 10: Intense Affection

March 30th, 2003

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:15-16

From “Part 11: Intense Surrender

April 6th, 2003

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

From “Part 12: Intense Forgiveness

April 20th, 2003

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

John 5:24

From “Power For A New Life

April 27th, 2003

“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

From “Letting God Be God

May 4th, 2003

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:30–31

From “Plugging Into God’s Power

May 11th, 2003

“For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

Philippians 1:21

From “How To Have Joy No Matter What

May 18th, 2003

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

2 Corinthians 4:8–9

From “Beliefs Of Unstoppable People

May 25th, 2003

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3–4

From “Comfort In Suffering

June 1st, 2003

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:20a

From “When You’re Misunderstood

June 8th, 2003

“…I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

2 Corinthians 2:10b–11

From “Forgiving Deep Hurts

June 15th, 2003

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.”

2 Corinthians 2:14

From “The Secret Of Confidence

June 22nd, 2003

“Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, he gives freedom.”

2 Corinthians 2:17

From “Rediscovering Joy In Your Faith

June 29th, 2003

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:18

From “Courage For Life’s Challenges

July 6th, 2003

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

2 Corinthians 5:1

From “Eyes On The Prize

July 13th, 2003

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

2 Corinthians 5:20–21

From “Reaching Out To Others

July 20th, 2003

“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

2 Corinthians 6:18

From “Living Free

July 27th, 2003

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

2 Corinthians 7:10

From “Failing Forward

August 3rd, 2003

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

From “God’s Promise To Provide

August 10th, 2003

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-4

From “Our Secret Weapons

August 17th, 2003

“But, ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

From “Positive Leadership

August 24th, 2003

“But I fear that somehow you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to Christ, just as Eve was deceived by the serpent.”

2 Corinthians 11:3

From “Keep It Simple

September 7th, 2003

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

From “Finding Power When I’m Weak

September 14th, 2003

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless, of course, you fail the test?”

2 Corinthians 13:5

From “Motivating The People I Love

September 21st, 2003

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:17–18

From “Triumph Through Tough Times

October 12th, 2003

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.

Psalm 139:1

From “Someone Knows And Someone Cares

October 19th, 2003

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Psalm 139:6

From “God Is Mysterious And Wonderful

October 26th, 2003

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

Psalm 139:7–8

From “God Is Always With Me

November 2nd, 2003

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:9

From “God Guides Me In Dark Times

November 9th, 2003

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

From “God Made Me The Way I Am

November 16th, 2003

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:16b

From “God Has A Plan For Me

November 23rd, 2003

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139:17-18

From “I Am Always On God’s Mind

December 7th, 2003

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:23-24

From “I Am Happiest When I Let Go And Let God

December 21st, 2003

“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

From “God’s Gift To You This Christmas

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