Bible Memory Project

1 Timothy 6:18 "True Wealth" (Greed & Giving - Week 4)

1 Timothy 6:18 "True Wealth" (Greed & Giving - Week 4)

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, (ESV) Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (NIV)  Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. (NLT) Reflection: Merry Christmas, friends! May this be a week filled with renewed hope, salvific joy, grateful reflection, and generous hearts. We have memorized 48 verses together this year! Wow, is that...

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Proverbs 11:24 "Rivers and Ponds" (Greed & Giving - Week 3)

Proverbs 11:24 "Rivers and Ponds" (Greed & Giving - Week 3)

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. (ESV)  One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly but comes to poverty. (NIV) “Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. (NLT) Dive Deeper: Rivers and Ponds Imagine with me for a moment a pond, fresh from a spring rain, surrounded by stillness and covered by a glassy surface. It’s beautiful. This pond is designed to collect water for its own ecosystem. However, imagine that the water in this pond remains stagnant and it becomes...

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Matthew 6:21 "Where is your treasure?" (Greed & Giving - Week 2)

Matthew 6:21 "Where is your treasure?" (Greed & Giving - Week 2)

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (ESV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NIV) Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (NLT) Dive Deeper: Greed in the Heart of Solomon There are quite a few stories in the Bible that illustrate the correlation between our treasure and the state of our hearts, but perhaps there is none more striking than the life of Solomon. His story is certainly one of great beginnings, but we all have read enough stories to realize that great beginnings...

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Psalm 24:1 "The Giving God" (Greed & Giving - Week 1)

Psalm 24:1 "The Giving God" (Greed & Giving - Week 1)

The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, (ESV) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and all who live in it; (NIV) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT) Theme Intro: This week marks the 100th verse that we have memorized together. What an immense joy and blessing. When we started this endeavor two years ago, I never would have imagined that so many people would be so passionate about storing up God’s word in...

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