Get God’s Word Into Your Life This Year Part 2

This the follow-up I promised to part 1 of Get God’s Word Into Your Life This Year.

Years ago right after I chose to follow Christ, Billie Hanks taught me and several other young adults how to memorize scripture at his West Texas Ranch For Christ.  Sitting at a picnic table he taught us the SHOUT method of scripture memory.  We learned 1 John 1:9 that day, and I’ve never forgotten it.

Again – you need to know the TOPIC – ADDRESS  of the verse – actual VERSE – & ADDRESS of the verse again.   See previous blog on this.

The idea of the SHOUT method of scripture memory is to SHOUT one word at a time through the entire verse as you are memorizing it; then, SHOUT every single word in the verse the last time through.

Here’s an example using 1 John 1:9   (the topic would be FORGIVENESS — the address is 1 John 1:9) so here’s how it would go:

SHOUT FORGIVENESS then say – 1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

Say Forgiveness – SHOUT  1 JOHN 1:9 – then say –  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

Say Forgiveness – then say – 1 John 1:9  – then SHOUT  IF – and say –  we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

Say Forgiveness – then say – 1 John 1:9  – say If – then SHOUT WE – the say –  we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

Do this all the way through the verse – each time through SHOUTING a different word as you repeat the Topic – Address – Entire Verse – Address.

The last time through SHOUT IT ALL  – FORGIVENESS  – 1 JOHN 1:9  IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND RIGHTEOUS TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. 1 JOHN 1:9

Note:  Not a wise idea to do this in public – HA!   However – it works.  By the time you’ve gone through the whole verse like this – you will have it.   The key after memorizing it is to review it daily for at least a week – then choose to review it weekly from then on.

By The Way:  I made a change in my method after I’d done this for a while.  I no longer SHOUT every single word.   I SHOUT PHRASES that go together naturally; like – “IF WE”   “CONFESS”  “OUR SINS”  “HE”  “IS FAITHFUL” etc.

Regardless of your method – the key is GET THE WORD OF GOD INTO YOUR LIFE by memorizing scripture.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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