2021 Memory Verses

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December is the month that we celebrate Christmas, so our memory verses for December are about the birth of Christ and the purpose of His coming. Christ came to save us, to redeem us, so that we can become "adopted" sons of God by faith in Him.

Luke 2:11 - For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Galatians 4:4-5 - But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

November 14-17 FBC will be having Evangelistic Meetings led by Evangelist Jeremy Frazor and his team. We would like to encourage all of you to come out to those meetings. He will be speaking in our regular services on Sunday, November 14th, and at services at 7:00 pm Monday thru Wednesday. Our first memory verse for November reminds us of Christ’s purpose in coming to this Earth. We are also commanded to witness of this purpose of Christ to others.

Luke 19:10 - For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

We also celebrate Thanksgiving later in November and need to express our thankfulness since we have been given so much, especially the opportunity to be saved by faith in the sacrifice of Christ.

Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Two very critical aspects of faith are trust and hope. Certainly saving faith requires trusting the finished work of Christ on the cross as payment for your sins. But trust doesn’t end there. We need to trust the Lord every moment of every day for everything. He knows best. Our first memory verse for October 2021 expresses that truth.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Believers are also to have and show hope in their lives. Not the “I hope I get the job I have applied for” hope, but a trusting hope that shows your confidence in God’s promises to you, especially the promise of eternal life in heaven with Him. We see that kind of hope expressed in our 2nd memory verse, which talks of “an expected end.”

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Each year, in September, we celebrate Labor Day. God wants us to work, and He wants all of our work to be done in a manner that glorifies Him. Our first memory verse for September 2021 teaches us that truth.

Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

If you are a believer, eternally saved by God's grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the most important work you can do is witness to those that do not yet believe. In fact, believers are commanded to give out the gospel. As it was in September of 2020, our 2nd memory verse is one of the versions of the Great Commission.

Matthew 28:19-20 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Our first 2 memory verses as we start our 3rd year of posting memory verses both come from Romans Chapter 8. Paul starts this Chapter with salvation, which is available only through the finished work of Christ on the cross. Salvation places a believer "in" Christ. I can't think of a better place to be. As he closes the chapter, Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, writes some wonderful memory verses, which have been chosen for August of 2021.

The first verse teaches us that ALL things that happen are for the good of the believer. ALL things!

Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The next verse, verses actually, teaches us that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God, which comes to the believer through Christ Jesus our Lord. NOTHING! So, for the believer, ALL things are for our good and NOTHING can separate us from the love of God! Amazing!

Romans 8:38-39 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This month, July of 2021, marks the completion of 2 years of posting verses for you to memorize. I pray that you have taken advantage of this opportunity and have been blessed, which I am sure you have if you have been memorizing verses each month.

In July, we finish memorizing Psalm 1. God knows our hearts, be certain of that!

Psalm 1:5 - Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psalm 1:6 - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

In June, we continue to memorize Psalm 1, which compares the life of a Godly person with that of an ungodly one. Godliness does not come through our own works. It comes from the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. This month we learn verses 3 and 4.

Psalm 1:3 - And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1:4 - The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Psalm 1 contrasts the life of a Godly, dedicated believer with that of an ungodly person. If we want the blessing of God on our life, we need to delight and meditate on the Law of the Lord, the inspired, inerrant Word of God. Over the next 3 months, our memory verses will be the 6 verses from Psalm 1. As the Psalmist writes in Psalm 119:11, " Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Memorizing Scripture helps us show our "delight in the law of the Lord" and needs to be an extremely high priority for every believer.

Our memory verses for May 2021 are the first 2 verses of Psalm 1.

Psalm 1:1 - Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 1:2 - But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

April 4th We celebrate Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! Christ had been crucified on Good Friday, paying the price for our sins that none of us can pay for ourselves. When He hung on the cross, He said, "It is finished." He was not referring to His life, but to the task that He had been given. The task of providing for the salvation of every person who would, by faith, accept the free gift He offered on the cross. Our memory verses for April of 2021 both deal with this greatest truth to be found in the Bible!

Hebrews 12:2 - Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 - For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

March of 2021 leads up to the celebration of Easter and the Resurrection of Christ. He fully paid the price for your sin, for my sin. As we approach this sacred time, be sure you are preparing your heart for God to use you to promote His cause on this Earth. Our memory verses for March deal with preparing our hearts.

Jeremiah 29:13 - And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:21 - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

February 14th each year is Valentines Day, a celebration of love. The Bible has a lot to say about love, but one of the most well-known sections is found in 1 Corinthians 13. The word "charity" in this chapter means "love." Our first memory verse for February is from this chapter.

1 Corinthians 13:4 - Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Pastor Cowan recently started a sermon series on the Beatitudes, from Matthew Chapter 5. I once heard the Beatitudes referred to as "The attitudes that ought to be." Our second memory verse for February is from the Beatitudes.

Matthew 5:3 - 6 - Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

As we enter January of 2021, everyone is hoping and praying for a completely different year than 2020. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen. As believers, we should realize that it is all in the hands of God, and we should dedicate ourselves to serving Him and living a life that gives Him honor and glory. Any "New Year's Resolutions" that we make should be based on Biblical truth and teaching. Our memory verses for January fit that description perfectly.

God is kind, merciful, gracious, and loving to us. He wants us to show those qualities to ALL those around us.

Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

The second memory verse reminds us of how to live a life that stands always for Biblical truth, and that consistently works for the Lord, no matter whether we see results or not.

1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.