I enjoy technology. Probably too much at times. It can be a distraction for me, but I have also found ways to use it in my personal life and my ministry. Every now and again, I would like to share a piece of technology that has been helpful for me.
Posts in the Series
- Fighter Verse App - For Scripture Memorization
- Feedly - A Blog Reader
- PrayerMate App - An App for Prayer
Do you memorize Scripture?
Scripture memorization is an important discipline that many people struggle to implement in their lives. The majority of Christians I know wish they memorized Scripture more, and most don't make it a habit in any meaningful way. Most people do not grow up memorizing Scripture, and if they do it can often be about simply memorizing, but not about having those passages shape and inform their life.
It might be one of the most underutilized tools God has given us to grow as his followers. We don't always have a Bible in front of us, or have access to God's Words when we need them most. Rather than having the words of the Bible rolling around in our minds, we have song lyrics from the top 40 station. God's Word is like fertilizer for the soul, giving nourishment and growth. But we often choke ourselves of the most valuable nutrients, replacing it with food that is neutral at best, and toxic at worst.
I exhort you to memorize Scripture more, and I commit to doing it with you. I do not memorize as much as I want, but I have found a tool that has helped me do it more over the past five years than I had before. And I will be working to increase my own habits of Scripture memorization.
Note: If you want to memorize Scripture with me, let's do it together! We can encourage one another in our desire to memorize Scripture more. If you are interested, use my contact page to send me a message.
Fighter verse app
The Fighter Verse app was developed as a tool for the Fighter Verses that are used by Bethlehem Baptist Church. There are five sets of verses, with fifty-two per set. They can be memorized one per week, over the course of five years. After five years, you can start over, because it is almost certain that you do not still have all 260 passages memorized.
Here is a link to Bethlehem Baptist's explanation of their Fighter Verse Program.
Fighter Verses has its own webpage, with more information that you can read. It has the current weeks verse, memorization tools, devotional articles and much more to help you memorize Scripture.
4 reasons I use the Fighter Verse App
1. Great memorization tools
There are many great memorization tools within the app. You can easily turn the verse of the week into your wallpaper image and use it as your lock screen or home screen. There are also many great quizzes that you can use to help you memorize (ie. fill in the blank, etc.). You can listen to the verse or hear it sung. There are multiple different tools to help you memorize Scripture, and support multiple different learning styles.
2. Easy to use
The app is simple and easy to use. There isn't much more to say about it than that. Its easy to find the verse for the week, and as you scroll down, the different memorization tools are readily available.
3. Always available
This is one of the great reasons to use the app. I pretty much always have my phone with me. If I am waiting for something or someone, I can take it out and spend five minutes memorizing the passage. I am often tempted to spend those short bursts of time looking at social media, checking the latest sports score, responding to emails, etc., but I would rather invest that time in the task of memorizing Scripture.
4. Always improving
The developers are always finding ways to improve the app. In my opinion, this is one of the most important elements to a good app. If no one is attending to it and updating it, then I am weary about how long the app will last. At the time of writing this, the newest update is only two months old. I have seen new tools added over the past four years, and I appreciate that the app is always improving.
Where to get it?
The app does cost $2.99, but is is a worthy investment into your own growth.