John: Day 7

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Today's Text: John 1:1-2

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

Over the four weeks of this study, we will memorize the first five verses in John’s Gospel, pivotal words on the person and calling of Christ. This week we’ll get a head start and memorize verses 1-2.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
—John 1:1-2

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?

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  • Lillian Gochee

    I have always loved this verse

  • Hannah Hamil

    One of my favorite scriptures!

  • I will be collecting this scripture and using this pic as a screen saver! I just recently downloaded a bible memorization app from the playstore on Android since starting this study on John. It’s called Remember Me. It’s the pink icon with a cross on it if you want the one I have. I just wanted to share that I’ve started collecting small and important scriptures, and will add this one, since I’ve never really taken the time to memorize scripture…only the ones my mother taught me as a young child and the ones I’ve learned over the years as an adult, but nothing more than those have stuck with me unless some forgotten ones were completely recalled by The Holy Spirit to my mind.

  • Cassandra Stone

    Very excited about memorizing scripture! This was on my goals for the year and how perfect to include it with my study time!

  • Heather Fringer

    ABSOLUTLEY! <3

  • I like that ❤️

  • Intentional is the word I am focusing on for 2017. To take Gods Word in this way has to be my # 1 goal. Through the Holy Spirit , all the wisdom ,love and motivation flow from the truth found in the pages of the Bible. So blessed to be part of this SRT community!

  • These are some of my favorite verses and I wanted to share something I read about these verses from Ann Voskamp. “More than half a century before the Gospel of John was ever written, Heraclitus was the first Greek philosopher who used that word: Logos. Heraclitus looked at the world and said that there had to be some unity, some governing principle, some harmonious order to the cosmos…and he concluded that what gives the world all coherent structure – is a principle he called Logos…And for 500 years after Heraclitus, the Greeks lived by Logos…A slave was meant to serve, a cup was meant to contain, a horse was meant to haul. This was logic. This was Logos. Life had a Logos, a logic of being a reason for existence…Align yourself with the Logos and your life was rightly organized. And then 500 years after Heraclitus – John picks up a pen, chooses his words carefully, purposefully, divinely, and his ink blows the top right off the whole down and out world: In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God – and the Logos was God:
    The Logos isn’t an organizing Principle – It’s an organizing Person.
    The Absolute behind the universe is absolutely Jesus.
    The order behind the World – is Jesus in the World.” (http://annvoskamp.com/2014/01/the-1-organizing-secret-that-no-one-tells-you-that-can-changes-everyones-life/)
    Have a blessed day

    • Tochi Heredia

      The Greeks believed their logic was enlightening. I love the fact that John uses their own vocabulary to point out their darkness and say that Jesus is the true Light.

      Thank you for sharing this, Kathy! So beautifully explained.

    • Amy

      Thank you for sharing this! The background info makes reading this passage so much richer!

    • Katalina

      What a wonderful insight! You learn something new everyday!

    • Michele

      Love Ann Voskamp. Thank you for sharing this insight!

    • A. Kate

      I love her writing, “one thousand gifts” is an amazing study by Ann. Thank you for sharing!

  • Simply stated truth that is so far from being simple. There is something that is so refreshing and wonderful about the way it is so clearly put. For ANYTHING we face today, trial or otherwise, we may not have the answers or words but we DO know it breaks down to:

    -In the beginning was the Word
    -The Word was with God
    -The Word was God
    -He was with God in the beginning.

    …and everything flows from there. A resounding and peaceful Amen. Happy Sunday, sisters.

  • churchmouse

    This Word. In the beginning. God. (Amen. I bow down.)

  • andramada

    He [IS]

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