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Weekly Bible Verse Challenge

From our Synod offices, Chaplain Mark Daenzer, the Director of Worship for the LCMS, is encouraging our churches and members to find unity in the Word of God.  That is where our true unity lies, in the Word of God.  To do that, he is encouraging us to join in his Memory Verse Challenges together. 

Every week, we will post a challenged memory verse.  Take the challenge!  Put God’s Word foremost in your mind and deep in your heart!  Then the Bible goes with you wherever you go! 

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 6/13/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse: Colossians 3:23-24

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 6/6/2021

Weekly Memory Verse: Psalm 100

 

"Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations."

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 5/30/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 13:14

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 5/23/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse: 1 John 4:2

“By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 5/16/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse: Ephesians 1:13

“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 5/9/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse: Ephesians 1:16-20

“I do not cease to give thanks to you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you … that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 5/2/2021

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - John 1:4:

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 4/25/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - 1 Corinthians 15:57:

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 4/18/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - 1 Corinthians 15:22: 

“For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 4/9/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse -  John 14:19:

“Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 4/3/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - Romans 6:8-9:

“Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we also will live with him.  We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 3-21-21

Weekly Bible Verse - 2 Corinthians 5:21:

 “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 3/14/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - 1 Peter 3:18:

 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 3/8/2021

Weekly Memory Verse -  Philippians 3:8-11

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith – that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.”

Pastor's Podcase Picks: Lots to choose from this week!  I really try to keep a small selection, but some are just too important not to make available.

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 3/1/21

Weekly Bible Verse - Galatians 6:14:

"But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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Galatians 6:14.  Memorizing Scripture is a valuable practice for Christians, even in a digital age.  Join us each week as we hide God’s Word in our hearts. “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 2/21/2021

Weekly Memory Verse -1 Peter 5:8-9:

“Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  Resist him, firm in your faith.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 2/14/2021

Weekly Memory Verse: Philippians 2:5-11

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 2/7/21

Weekly Memory Verse - Hebrews 4:15

 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Pic for the week of: 1/31/2021

Weekly Bible Verse - 1 Timothy 2:5-6

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 1/24/21

Weekly Memory Verse - Colossians 3:13-14

 “And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.  This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 1/17/2021

Weekly Bible Verse - Colossians 2:8-9

"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.  For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse and Pastor's Podcast Picks for 1/10/21

Weekly Bible Verse - Acts 2:38-39

"Repent and be baptized e:very one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are for off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse and Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 1/3/21

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - Joel 2:32:

“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.” 

Pastor's Podcast Picks: A few extras this week, but we're making up for not having any next week.  We hope something here catches your interest!

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of 12/20/20

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - John 1:14: 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” 

Pastor's Podcast Picks: A few extras this week, but I’m making up for not having any next week.  I hope something here catches your interest!

 

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 12/13/2020

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - Galatians 4:4-5:

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” 

Pastor's Podcast Picks (for this week and the week of 12/20/2020):

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 11/22/2020

Weekly Bible Memory Verse - Revelation 22:20:

 “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.”  Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus!”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 11/15/2020

Weekly Memory Verse - John 6:40

“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 11/8/2020

Weekly Memory Verse - Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 11/1/2020

Weekly Bible Verse John 8:31-32:

“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 10/25/2020

Weekly Memory Verse - 1 Peter 1:24-25

"The grass withers and the flower falls, but the Word of the Lord remains forever."

PASTOR’S PODCAST PICKS:  I really try to keep it to five good picks.  However, this week there were so many good choices that it was hard to narrow it down to five.  I’m saving those good picks for future weeks as well!

Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 10/18/2020

Weekly Memory Verse - Romans 10:17

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 10/11/2020

Weekly Bible Verse - Romans 3:23-24:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 10/04/2020

Weekly Bible Memory Verse Psalm 91:11-12:

"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.  On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 9/27/2020

Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:3

 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 9/13/2020

Weekly Memory Verse 2 Corinthians 12:9

But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 9/6/2020

The Weekly Memory Bible Verse is: 1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3).

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 8/30/2020

Weekly Bible Memory Verse is John 14:27:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 8/23/2020

The memory verse challange for this week is Lamentations 3:21-24:

But I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 8/16/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is: John 11:25 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 8/2/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Stay Crabby and Hopeless?  Complain to everyone except God?  Be resentful?  NO!!!  Have joy, pray, and give thanks!  We all need this verse in our heart and mind!

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 7/26/2020

The memory verse for this week is: John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

This is actually one of my favorite verses, because it is a reality check.  Yes, this world is troublesome and hard, but Christ is victorious over all. - Pastor Yoakum

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 7/18/2020

The memory verse challenge for this week is: Romans 10:17

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” 

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 7/12/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is Romans 6:3-4:

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 7/5/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is Matthew 11:28:

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 

This is actually part of our Gospel lesson for this Sunday!

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 6/28/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is Romans 3:23-24:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

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Weekly Bible Memory Verse & Pastor's Podcast Picks for the week of: 6/21/2020

This week’s Memory Verse is Isaiah 53:5:
“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
Excellent Verse about the forgiveness we have in Christ!
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Weekly Bible Memory Verse for the Week of 6/14/2020

The Memory Verse Challenge for this week is Romans 6:23. 
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This is a great verse to memorize!  Highlight it.  Post it on your wall.  Never forget it!
  • What have I earned?  What are my wages for my sins?  Answer: Death.
  • What is God’s free gift?  What does God give away freely ?  Answer: Eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Do I earn salvation by any of my good works?  No.  Eternal Life is God’s free gift. 

Weekly Bible Memory Verse 6/7/2020

The Memory Verse Challenge for this week is John 14:6:

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

Weekly Bible Memory Verse 5/31/2020

The suggested Scripture verse for memorization this week is Philippians 4:6-7"

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Weekly Bible Memory Verse 5/24/2020

This week’s Bible verse is Galatians 2:20: 

“I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”