Memory Verses

Verses for 2005

January 2nd, 2005

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you.”

1 Peter 1:2-4

From “It All Starts With Stopping

January 9th, 2005

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Colossians 2:6-7

From “Restoring the Passion in Your Life

January 16th, 2005

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

From “Learning to Love Others

January 23rd, 2005

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

From “Embracing God’s Grand Adventure!

January 30th, 2005

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

Proverbs 19:21

From “Special Guest: Dr. Ron Cline

March 27th, 2005

“I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead!”

Ephesians 1:19-20

From “Easter Weekend

April 3rd, 2005

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until this violent storm is past.”

Psalm 57:1

From “The Key to Surviving Life’s Storms

April 10th, 2005

“My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.”

Psalm 25:15

From “Focus or Drown!

April 17th, 2005

“You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’”

Jonah 2:3

From “Surviving the Storm of Failure

April 24th, 2005

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.”

Job 19:25

From “Surviving the Storm of Loss

May 1st, 2005

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9

From “Surviving the Ultimate Storm

May 8th, 2005

“Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

Psalm 107:28–29

From “Surviving the Storm of Crisis

May 15th, 2005

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3:17b-19

From “…to Busy People

May 22nd, 2005

Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

From “…to Hurting People

May 29th, 2005

“God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. Then each of you will control your body and live in holiness and honor.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3–4

From “…to Those Who Feel Confused

June 5th, 2005

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

2 Corinthians 11:3

From “…to Christians in a Culture of Tolerance

June 12th, 2005

“…Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

1 John 5:4–5

From “…to People Whose Faith is Dying

June 19th, 2005

See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.

Revelation 3:8a

From “…to Those Who Feel Discouraged

June 26th, 2005

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Revelation 3:19-20

From “…to Contented People

July 3rd, 2005

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery…

Galatians 5:1

From “Experiencing True Freedom

July 10th, 2005

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:22-24

From “A Transformed Attitude

July 17th, 2005

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 62:5-6

From “Hope Floats

July 24th, 2005

“And Jesus said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.’”

Matthew 18:3-5

From “The Power of Being There

July 31st, 2005

“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Philippians 4:8-9

From “Ordinary Faithfulness

August 7th, 2005

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”

Matthew 6:25

From “Liberated From Anxiety That Steals Your Joy

August 14th, 2005

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

Psalm 139:23-24

From “Liberated From Habits That Hold You Back

August 21st, 2005

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

Psalm 139:23-24

From “Liberated From Society’s Yardstick

August 28th, 2005

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

James 1:5

From “Liberated From Indecision That Steals Your Momentum

September 4th, 2005

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his mercies never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22–23

From “Liberated From A Past That Haunts You

September 11th, 2005

“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.”

Psalm 103:8, 11

From “The Outrageous Love of God

September 18th, 2005

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Peter 1:3

From “Victory over Despair

September 25th, 2005

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:19-21

From “Motivated To Make A Difference

October 2nd, 2005

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

From “Courage to Make a Difference

October 9th, 2005

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:18

From “Knowing How to Make a Difference

October 16th, 2005

“Then he said to them all: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’”

Luke 9:23

From “A Surrendered Life Makes A Difference

October 23rd, 2005

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

Romans 12:4-5

From “A World-Changing Community

October 30th, 2005

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

From “Persevering to Make a Difference

November 6th, 2005

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13b-14

From “Getting Motivated

November 13th, 2005

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Hebrews 12:1

From “Getting Fit

November 20th, 2005

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:14

From “Maintaining Momentum

November 27th, 2005

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:3

From “Defeating Discouragement

December 4th, 2005

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:21

From “I Wonder As I Wander

December 11th, 2005

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’”

Luke 2:10

From “Angels We Have Heard on High

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