Every year we challenge you to form a new discipline or practice that promotes spiritual growth. In years prior we challenged you to fast on the first Friday of each month, read 12 books in 12 months, attend church 52 times in one year, and to read through the entire Bible in one year.
YOUR 2019 CHALLENGE
This year the challenge is Scripture memorization: 12 Bible Verses Every Californian Needs to Know. Each month we will provide a Bible verse for you to memorize. For those who complete all 12 months, we will throw a party celebrating the ways God has strengthened you with His word.
For memorizing, we recommend you read the verse 10 times then recite it 10 times. Do this each day and within a few days it will stick. Learn more about how to memorize Scripture here and here.
Once you have it memorized, recite it for us before the month is over. You have two options:
Record a video and send it to email@example.com. You’re on the honor system, but make sure to keep your eyes on the camera the whole time. We trust you.
Head to our Welcome Desk on a Sunday morning and recite it to one of the Connect Team members. After you do, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know which Connect Team member you recited it to.
January’s Verse: John 1:1-5 (ESV)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”