Ephesians 2:8-10 {Bible to Brain to Heart Scripture Memory Challenge}

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So how did you do with memorizing last month’s memory verse of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18?  As I mentioned last month, those particular verses have been such an encouraging reminder to me of the bigger picture as I have been grieving over the lose of my dad. I still plan to keep that Scripture card visible so I can continue to keep my eyes and heart toward Heaven.

Today I’m pleased to announce the passage of Scripture that I (and hopefully you too!) will be focusing on this month. This month’s Bible to Brain to Heart memory verse is going to be Ephesians 2:8-10, ESV version.

Ephesians 2 810 1

What a great reminder that there is absolutely nothing we can do to earn His merit or love. God created us in His image, as His workmanship. I love that word. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as the quality of work that is done by someone. In this case, that someone is God!

We were created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand… God knew what he was going! Let’s spend some time this month memorizing, meditation on and letting these verses sink deep down into our hearts.

To help me memorize it I created a pretty printable to carry with me and place in a prominent location where I will be able to see it often. Last fall when I was working on studying Ephesian 1, I was introduced to the concept of using the first letter of each word as a memory prompt and aid, so I also created an Ephesians 2:8-10 first letters card.

In the download below you will have 2 memory verse cards plus 1 first letters card.

Ephesian 2 8 10 page

{To download your memory cards and first letters card, click here}

The Bible to Brain to Heart scripture memory challenge is more than just memorizing scripture but also to reflect on it’s meaning and what God is saying through His words. So here is my plan for taking my memory verse from Bible to Brain to Heart using the S.O.A.P method:

  • Scripture: Read Titus- I’ll spend the next few weeks reviewing the entire book of 2 Corinthians, especially chapter 4.
  • Observations: Using my journal I’ll record any observations, a summary, or what God is speaking through me while reading
  • Application: How does this scripture apply to my life?
  • Prayer: Again using my journal I’ll record my prayers. Prayers for God to reveal His message to me through this scripture. Prayers for an understanding

Please don’t feel that in order for you to memorize Ephesians 2:8-10 with me this month that you have to do the same thing that I am doing. I’m simply sharing my plan to help make God’s word more meaningful to me in my life.

So are you joining in with me this month on the first Bible to Brain to Heart Challenge? Please let me know!

If you don’t already have a memory verse challenge that you are participating in, I’d love for you to join in with me on memorizing Ephesians 2:8-10 this month. If you are joining in, I’d love for you to share with others on Facebook, tweeting about the challenge on Twitter using the hashtag  #BibleBrainHeart or pinning the graphic above on Pinterest.

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5 Comments

  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says:

    This is wonderful. I am going to try this. I am HORRIBLE at scripture memory, yet my 6-year-old can prattle of 8 scriptures in a row.

    Pinning and printing.

    Thanks so very much!!!
    xoxo

  2. Madaline Huntsinger says:

    It always amazes me how the bible always manages to touch me in just the right day in just the right way everytime I need it! Thanks for sharing!! (found you via Lovely Thursdays)

  3. I love the message of this verse – that we have a God-given purpose chosen just for us!

  4. Rev. Peter says:

    Thanks for sharing! The first letter method is really helpful. There is an app for smart phones that creates first letters (and other helpful study methods) for your memory verses automatically.
    It is called Remember Me (www.remem.me) and is available for Android and iPhone.

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