By Friday night the four us taking the challenge to memorize I John had the first four verses memorized in our version of choice. Our goal this week is I John 1:5-7 (and I find I've already mostly got it! YES). Apart for the joy of simply being in the Word and having it take root in us...is the fun of the common goal, the camaraderie of working together towards something which is easy for some of us and difficult for others of us...increases our compassion for each other.
Michael is memorizing from NASB 1975. Nolan and I from NASB 1995. Arielle from NIV and NASB 1995. I refuse to let Michael and Arielle say their verses to me until I have them cemented in my mind or I'll have a terrible mish-mash. ::snort::
The photo above shares a glimpse into my journey through I John. I'll have to highlight other's practices in weeks to come.
The ipad shows a variety of versions and the highlighted verses are the ones I've memorized.
The journal has 10 pages of notes, questions, 11 word studies and 10 pages of notes from I John 1:1-4.
The index cards contain the verses I'm working on written out and can easily go where I go.
My Bible...yes, I'm marking key words, contrasts, adding word definitions....
And I never guess I could slow down this much and not be bored in a book I've taught numerous times.
The word of God is alive! Sharp! Profitable! Exciting!
Living all of life before the face of God...