(To give context to the first few seconds, this was recorded right after the official video reciting the book of Hebrews)


Welcome to BibleMemory.ORG

My ministry, my passion, my life!

Which exists to serve and help and bless and pray for and minister and listen to you in any way possible, and for the next month or two  to find like-minded Bible-loving believers who would like to sponsor this monumental and historic effort.  It’s a true honor and pleasure to have you join me on this amazing journey and resulting ministry… let’s honor God in this unique way as we make history together!

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I’m dedicating my life to
memorizing the ENTIRE BIBLE!

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Frankly, I was a bit stunned when I did a certain Google research project not too long ago.  It hits me virtually every day how good the Lord has been to mankind in general since the beginning of creation and to all His children in specific.  I kept finding myself in the shoes of David when he wrote Psalm 116:12 asking, “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?” and for years I’ve been thinking of a good way – some way, ANY way – to “give something back” to Him to express the love and appreciation I and countless others feel for Him, for all He has done and just for who He is.  His utter love and kindness and compassion.  And patience.  Incredible, long-suffering patience.  Or as the beloved Apostle Paul calls it in 1 Timothy 1:16, His “perfect patience” … indeed!  And His friendship, the fact that just as He wasn’t ashamed at all to associate with and minister to sinners during His human life, so also He’s not ashamed at all to call a dirty rotten sinner like me not just friend but “brother” (Hebrews 2:11).

Then one day it hit me.  The perfect gift I’m certain  He will love!  Memorizing the ENTIRE BIBLE – every single one of the words He has imparted and communicated to us – then reciting His own words BACK TO HIM!

Think of it this way.  Imagine if you wrote a love letter to someone you were dating at the time, and one day that person quoted your entire love letter back to you from memory!  What would that say, no, demonstrate  about how much that person truly loves you, and how much they care about and respect your thoughts and emotions and expressed views?  How would that make YOU feel?  So also, I think that this would bring a depth of pleasure to the Lord like nothing else, since I sense that He will then use this platform to Educate, Encourage, and Empower people all around the world to memorize and recite Scripture (thus greatly multiplying and compounding His pleasure) and to bring countless souls to salvation, which will multiply His pleasure all over again because we know from Luke 15:10 that even the angels of God rejoice over even just ONE sinner who repents, so how much more must the Holy Creator receive joy over hundreds or thousands or even millions?  That chapter goes on to answer that very question in beautiful detail in the parable of the prodigal son (or as I like to call it, the parable of the amazing father).

Back to that Google research project.  I thought for sure I’d find several  people who had done this before, surely at least ONE person in the past 2,000 years who verifiably has memorized and recited the entire Bible.  I was stunned when I couldn’t find even A SINGLE ONE.  And it was at that moment that I sensed that strong calling and dedicated my life to doing so, to giving this very unique and special gift back to Him out of pure love and appreciation for ALL that He has done for us!  Not just a gift from me, but from and on behalf of everyone who stands shoulder-to-shoulder with me in this project and resultant ministries by helping out in whatever ways they’re able.  And I can’t think of anything grander than that!

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[NOTE:   If you'd like to also share the videos reciting OTHER books of the Bible from memory, you may do so most easily at my YouTube Channel YouTube.com/BibleMemory - simply click on each video then click the "Share" button right below it and then your desired social media platform(s) ... thanks so much for "spreading the Word by spreading the word!"]

Proof of Authenticity

The next thing that occurred to me was how could I demonstrate that this is legitimate, that it’s not just talk or a pipe dream?  I’ve decided and indeed already begun to pour every penny of my life savings into this but that would only cover a handful of months on its own, and a goal as huge as memorizing the ENTIRE BIBLE, well, I’m sure you’re aware how long it takes to merely read  the entire Bible, so multiply that by 10 or 20 or 30 and you’ll see that this will take several years, which means I’ll need to do it full-time, which means it’s only going to happen if the Lord leads enough like-minded Bible-loving believers to support it, so it’s very important to me that they know beyond the shadow of a doubt that this is 100% legitimate and real, and the best way I could think of to accomplish that was to make a video reciting the very first entire book  I’ve memorized, the New Testament book of James, as well as links to the other five I’ve memorized on a part-time basis until now.

But since I’m doing this over the internet, how could I guarantee  that I’m not reading lines or cheating in some way?  And that’s when I went out and bought a double-ply sleeping blindfold from Walmart.  Looks strange (and feels even stranger!) but verifying the legitimacy of this project is exponentially more important, so without further ado…

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    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of TITUS from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of PHILEMON from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of HEBREWS from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of JAMES from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of 1 PETER from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of 2 PETER from memory

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NOTE: The official recitation videos for these first six and all future  books of the Bible I memorize – eventually ALL 66 Lord-willing, and I’m sure He is! – will be located on the Videos page in their biblical  order and on the Blog page amid all the other videos and posts in chronological  order.

Speaking of the blog and other videos, I also intend to publish regular “stream of memory” (like stream of consciousness) videos which I refer to as “informal” (versus “official”) since I’ll be reciting various books of the Bible from memory but will also  share seemingly “random” thoughts and insights about those passages and principles as they arise, as the Lord and the Holy Spirit and the Word itself bring them to mind in REAL-TIME as the Bible filters through my mind!  These have proven to be absolutely LIFE-CHANGING to me and I think you’ll enjoy those same massive benefits as well, that these videos will CHANGE YOUR LIFE in a very tangible and wonderful and ongoing way.  Literally for the rest of your life and indeed all eternity.  Such is the true nature of the Word ingested:  it is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12), it restores the soul (Psalm 19:7-8), it transforms the mind (Colossians 3:16), and it lasts forever (1 Peter 1:23) – it will be my honor to demonstrate and unleash these truths and benefits in YOUR life, too!  So you can do likewise in the lives of others, and so on, and so on, and so on.  (Talk about a virtuous circle!)

Plan of Action

Many people will (mistakenly) think that anyone who memorizes a huge amount of Scripture must be some sort of “super saint”.  I have this to say about that, and that’s this:  Super saint?  NO I AIN’T!  Not even close.  (To echo the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:18, “For I know  that nothing good  dwells in me, that is, in my flesh”.)  In fact, just the opposite  of their notion is true, because the more of the Bible I memorize, the more I realize how utterly and entirely sinful  I am in and of myself, in my flesh.  You see, as Psalm 19:7-8 clearly states, the Bible – and especially memorizing  the Bible – “enlightens the eyes”.  It breaks through the blindness which besets us from birth and opens one’s eyes.  To the truth and existence and nature and will of God.  To the nature and detrimental, destructive, and indeed deadly consequences of sin (Romans 6:23).  And to the nature of man.  Our flesh.  Our fallacy.  Our tendencies.  Why we do what we do.  Why we do what we should not and not do what we should! (Romans 7:19)  So you can see why I say that the more Scripture one memorizes, the more one will see the righteousness of God and the sinfulness of oneself, of the flesh, to the extent that I can honestly say that I’m the BIGGEST SINNER I know, I’m the biggest sinner I’ve EVER known, and I’m probably the biggest sinner YOU’VE ever known, at least that’s how I see it, that’s my (believe it or not blissful) Bible-borne perspective.

But thankfully Psalm 19:7-8 doesn’t stop there!  Because it’s just as clear that the Bible also “restores the soul” and “makes wise the simple” and “rejoices the heart”!  It’s not just a win, not just a home run, memorizing and reciting Scripture is a GRAND SLAM!  And not just spiritually, but humanly… not just in the spiritual realm, but in the human realm, not just in the life to come but also this present life (1 Timothy 4:8).  And I can testify from firsthand experience that all of this is absolutely true:  so long as I’m doing so on a regular basis, my spirit remains utterly joyful, rarely ever leaving the proverbial “cloud nine”.  I find that I see things that many others don’t (heightened insight produced by the Word within).  And I find that my heart remains filled with and focused on the things above, not on the things that are on earth (Colossians 3:2), not on the things which are seen, but unseen, not the things which are temporal but eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18) – what a wonderful way to go through life!  And what’s amazing is that I’m just at the START this journey of memorizing the entire Bible, after which the Lord is leading me to turn this into a full-fledged, full-speed-ahead, full-time ministry – here’s the plan…

PHASE 1:  Memorize the ENTIRE Bible as a “love/thank You” gift back to Him and also to prove, to demonstrate  to the world the utter and tangible  power and benefits of the ingested (memorized) Word of God!  And for the first few months  to highlight the need and leave room for the Lord to lead like-minded Bible-loving believers to support this in whatever ways they’re able and willing and excited to do so when learning about this historic endeavor and opportunity.

PHASE 2:  After memorizing all or at least the vast majority of the New Testament, the next step will commence and entail totally changing the emphasis of this website from seeking one-time and especially Monthly Partners so as to get and keep this going to just giving back by meeting the needs of others, to “fulfill the law of Christ” by “bearing the burdens of others” (Galatians 6:2) and “serving one another” (Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 4:10).

Specifically, I will make myself available all throughout the day virtually every day so anyone will be able to:

  • Ask and receive Bible-based answers to their questions about the Bible itself, God, sin, human nature, and whatever else might be on their hearts at any given time.  Literally for the rest of my or their lives, they will have a ready and waiting friend and/or listening ear and/or shoulder to cry on according to their need at the time.  Without reservation, and without judgment.
  • Submit prayer requests to be prayed for by someone who is brimming with the living Word within him, which I firmly believe is the biggest key to effective  prayer:  the Word sanctifies (John 17:17) and cleanses (Ephesians 5:26) and keeps pure (Psalm 119:9) and away from sin (Psalm 119:11); now combine all of this with the fact that “the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears attend  to their  prayer” (1 Peter 3:12) and “The effective  prayer of a righteous  man can accomplish much” (James 5:16b) and perhaps speaking most poignantly to the amazing link between memorizing Scripture and an effective prayer life, “If you abide in Me, and MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, ask WHATEVER you WISH, and it SHALL BE DONE for you.” (John 15:7).  How will people’s lives literally change and be transformed by the supplication and intercession by one in whom such a massive amount of Scripture will be dwelling?  GAME-CHANGER.  Life-changer.  WORLD-changer!  (Literally.  Just ask the people who were living in the time of Elijah.)
  • Find a BIBLICAL – Bible-loving, Bible-believing, Bible-practicing – church near them, right in their local area!  I am already in the process of putting together this network of churches; denomination will be irrelevant, the only criterion will be the extent to which they demonstrably adhere to the principles set forth in the Bible about “how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)  With a primary focus on how supportive they are of Bible memory. I expect even just the human-interest/intellectual aspect of this project to attract countless people who aren’t even religious or are very early on in their spiritual growth who’ll need and want to find a church that will foster and maximize said growth.
  • Find the businesses in YOUR area that are owned and/or managed by fellow Christians who love the Lord and His Word and realize the importance of and support Bible memory.  Galatians 6:10 and 1 Timothy 6:2 make clear that it is our responsibility as Christians that our everyday choices inure to the benefit of fellow believers whenever possible, so I’m going to make that super easy and convenient by posting a nationwide (but searchable by state/county/city) LIST of Christian businesses so we can all choose THEM whenever we need a product or service; once assembled, it will appear on the “Find A Christian Biz” / Yellow Pages section here at BibleMemory.ORG so please check back for that in the coming weeks.

PHASE 3:  Turn this burgeoning history-in-the-making effort into a full-speed-ahead, full-fledged, full-time ministry to Educate, Encourage, and Empower others to memorize and recite Scripture on a regular, systematic, verse-by-verse, book-by-book basis!  Tall goal, but totally doable, because something very interesting happened as I memorized my very first book of the Bible, the New Testament book of James.  That goal seemed not just tall but downright monumental.  Undoable.  Right?  Wrong!  Because, amazingly, the more  of it I memorize, the EASIER it gets!  The more of it I memorize, the more I am able  to memorize.  By the time I came to Chapter 5, I knew this large task was indeed going to be accomplished.  BIG difference than when I was facing Chapter 1 Verse 1.

This is a fantastic real-life demonstration of Matthew 19:26 which says, “With men, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Including memorizing the ENTIRE Bible! You see, in the physical realm, the more water you pour into a glass, the less  capacity it will have for more water to be added.  But in the spiritual realm, when it comes to God and His Word, the Bible, the exact OPPOSITE  is true!  The MORE you pour into your mind, the MORE capacity you’ll have for additional verses and chapters and books to be added!  Not less.  And this amazing power is exponential  in nature:  I saw a large increase in capacity from James 1 to James 5, but double or triple  the capacity by the time I finished memorizing Hebrews 1-5, and then quadruple or quintuple  the capacity by the time I finished memorizing Hebrews 6-10, and so on.  This finding is literally historic, and indeed the closest thing to a bona fide miracle in recent history of which I’m aware:  it’s verifiable, it’s tangible, and – due to the “living and active” nature of the Bible (Hebrews 4:12) – it’s even repeatable.  While the specific extent of this phenomenon might vary from person to person, the essence  of the Word does not.  Ever.  This is how I’ll be able not just to Educate and Encourage the masses to memorize and recite Scripture on a regular, systematic basis but also to EMPOWER them to do so (the Word through  me).  (Believe me, once a person gets a taste of this, his or her life will never be the same.  Human metaphors don’t really do it justice but in terms of the Christian life, it’s like trying filet mignon for the first time after a lifetime of eating hamburger.)

This will primarily be accomplished by producing a course, a syllabus, an entire series of videos, CD’s, and even audio cassettes, which will take all of this and make it SUPER EASY and CONVENIENT for people the world over to learn and apply this at their own pace and as their individual schedules permit.  I am utterly convinced that another worldwide spiritual revival will occur, but I’m even more certain that it will only  occur as people start ingesting  the living Word of God by memorizing  and reciting it regularly – “all the day” (Psalm 119:97) and even “day AND night” (Psalm 1:2-3).

By the way, this would be a great time to let you know that as I’ve been memorizing Scripture, a very specific METHOD of doing so is coming into focus, which, as noted above, I can testify firsthand is making it MUCH EASIER for me to memorize and retain – not just the Bible but EVERYTHING:  to-do lists, schedule and meetings, various events that occur, etc., a true “sponge” effect! – and I’m 99.9% sure that it will do so for virtually anyone and everyone  who applies it.  It’s still coming together but seems to be getting close to the point that it can be rolled out.  This one aspect alone of this one phase alone could easily and literally change the world and people’s everyday lives.

PHASE 4:  Set up new and/or work with established addiction centers to specifically address the huge need for healing, curing, and then preventing from recurring (relapse) the massive crisis of addiction to pain killers, opioids, and other drugs, as well as the dreadful disease of depression.  I am absolutely certain that the best and probably only  way to truly beat, to truly eradicate, overcome, and conquer an addiction is to turn to something even more addictive – and I am equally certain that the most addictive thing in the universe  is the BIBLE, the living and active Word of God, the Word ingested.  No doubt about it.  The main challenge is that so relatively few ever really give regular and systematic Bible memory a try, but I – with your and the Lord’s help – intend to change that!

It won’t happen overnight but I have no doubt that change is indeed coming.  And just in case you don’t think the Bible extends or has relevance to the physical realm of human existence, I humbly give you Proverbs 4:22 which, referring to the Bible, the “my words” of verse 20, clearly states that His words “are LIFE to those who find them, and HEALTH to ALL their WHOLE BODY.”  Is that an amazing verse or what?!  We have a super-duper health “pill” readily available to us (the Bible is the most-published and available book of all time) yet SO FEW EVER ACTUALLY SWALLOW IT!  To their utter “missing out” yet few if any are even aware  of this because nobody has trumpeted it from the proverbial mountaintops but with your help I intend to change this, too, and do just that!

I didn’t start memorizing entire books  of the Bible as a child but did  memorize a lot of single Bible verses and – totally not surprisingly in light of that verse/truth/fact – I haven’t had to see a doctor or go to the hospital my entire adult life.  Not even a single time.  No emergencies.  No health surprises.  Not one.  I don’t think the two are unrelated or that this remarkable health history is mere coincidence or the result of “good genes”; no, I’m certain it’s that verse at work.

No, it won’t happen overnight but down the road I look forward to organizing some clinical/medical trials to demonstrate that this is universal and not just specific to me.  I dare say that other than imparting the Gospel or giving one’s own life to save another’s, there is no greater act of love and kindness and therefore Christlikeness (since He epitomized and epitomizes both) than to free a person from the cruel slavery and bondage of addiction or depression, to provide them with the answer, the antidote, something that actually  and permanently WORKS!  So even just this  phase of the action plan will likely be enough to revolutionize the nation and world.

CONCLUSION:  If you like what you’ve heard here and found yourself nodding in agreement several times, please read on…

Partners of Agreement

Virtually without exception, God doesn’t literally reach down His arm from heaven anymore like He did in the Old Testament.  Rather, He sent His Son into the world to save people (John 3:17), and when He ascended back into heaven He in turn sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:16,2616:7Acts 1:8; 2:1-47) who washes and regenerates and sanctifies (Titus 3:5 – working in tandem with the Bible per the aforementioned John 17:17) and transforms people into “little Christs”, “Christ ones”, Christians (2 Corinthians 3:17-18), so I’m trusting the Lord to lead like-minded Bible-loving believers to serve as His arm, His hand, His fingers from heaven by supporting this historic effort and resultant ministries – prayerfully and in the other ways specified below including and necessarily financially; if you would like to support this history-making effort as I dedicate my life to becoming the first person ever to memorize and recite the ENTIRE BIBLE and give that back to Him as a love/thank-You gift on behalf of everyone involved with this and then to Educate, Encourage, and Empower others  to do likewise, simply click the “Donate” button below and you’ll be taken to PayPal’s SECURE transaction page.  (NOTE:  It has been configured so neither I nor anyone else will ever even see your credit card information, only PayPal, the most secure and trusted payment processor on the planet.)  I’m looking for true PARTNERS in every sense of the word, so if you’re able and feel led by God to do so, please become a Monthly Partner by clicking on the little box on that PayPal page as this would provide much better visibility going forward in proceeding with the plan of action (4 phases) discussed above to grow this into a full-speed-ahead, full-fledged, full-time ministry for the Lord to use however He desires.  The engine under the hood of this entire effort and ministry is and always will be the Word itself and the Holy Spirit – but the GAS which fuels it will be you and the other Monthly Partners.  A great parallel would be the thousands of people who sponsor an aspiring Olympic athlete or the millions of people who support a political candidate with whose views they heartily agree.  You might not be able to run or swim at world-record speeds, but you CAN do the next closest thing and sponsor an Olympic athlete!  And you might not have the time or inclination to run for political office yourself, but millions of people do the next closest thing and donate (one-time or, most beneficially for that campaign’s planning purposes, monthly) to a candidate who espouses and fights for the same beliefs they hold dear.  So also, you might not be able to memorize the entire Bible but CAN do the next closest thing and donate (one-time or, most beneficially for planning purposes, monthly) to someone who IS able, willing, and ready and indeed in the process of doing just that, and thus literally share in all of the fruit borne of this historic effort and resulting ministry – and unlike those other two very pertinent parallels, in this  case the fruit and rewards are of an ETERNAL nature, in addition  to tremendous blessing in this life (Proverbs 11:25; Luke 6:38; 1 Timothy 4:8, 6:6; 3 John 8).  Yes, you might not ever memorize the entire Bible yourself but you CAN make it possible for someone else  to through your thoughtful financial support!

Prizes of Assistance

When I say “partner” I mean it – all who provide such crucial financial assistance to help fund this history-making effort and resultant ministries can expect to receive the following:

1.)  Perpetual Accountability:  I will be ongoingly accountable to you by regularly posting videos of my reciting new books of the Bible as completed, so you’ll be able to follow every step of this process as it unfolds and know for certain that I’m staying the course and continuing to relentlessly pursue this historic goal!

2.)  Personal Appreciation:  You’ll be on the receiving end of immeasurable, literally unlimited gratitude from me for joining other Lord-led, like-minded, Bible-loving believers in supporting this each month and thus literally help make it happen, help make it a reality for the Lord to receive this first-and-only-one-of-its-kind “love/thank-You” gift for all He does and who He is!

3.)  Permanent Award:  Did you know that the Bible teaches that when you support a ministry or related God-useful cause, you actually and literally SHARE in all of the fruit?  3 John 8  “Therefore we ought to support such men, that we  may be fellow workers[and therefore SHARERS] with the truth.”  And Luke 6:38  “Give and it will be GIVEN TO YOU; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.”  And Proverbs 11:25 perhaps puts it most poignantly:  “The GENEROUS man will be PROSPEROUS, and he who waters will HIMSELF be watered.”  This doesn’t merely pertain to blessing in this life but extends to spiritual fruit and reward.  Indeed, one of the reasons that I started this ministry was so like-minded people could have a great, fun, and unique way to multiply the funds the Lord has entrusted to them and convert those into spiritual and everlasting treasure and reward.  Matthew 6:20-21  “But lay up for yourselves treasures in HEAVEN, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  It doesn’t get any better than that!

And below are some additional ways to support this effort that don’t cost a dime and for those who aren’t able to be a Monthly Partner at this time…

Ways YOU Can Help MAKE HISTORY!

Whenever people hear that I’m dedicating my life to memorizing the entire Bible so I can quote the Lord’s own words – His love letter to humanity, the Bible – back  to Him as a very special love gift and “thank You” gift for all He does and who He is, they LOVE the idea and immediately ask how they can help out, how they can be a real and integral part of this historic event, so I decided to create this “how to help make history” page highlighting nine different ways – eight of which don’t cost a dime and barely any time!  May God bless you richly for helping out in any or all of the following ways:
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1. Spread the word about this real-time historic event by simply sharing this page with your friends, family, fellow congregation members, and social media followers with a single click – simply select one or more of these platforms (or the last icon to share by email), it’s that easy!

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2. Add your name to my Prayer List!

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3. Encourage as many of our fellow Christians as you can to pray for this historic event by having them  go to BibleMemory.ORG/pray (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com) – doing so by word-of-mouth is great, and to do so with a single click on your social media simply click here and select your platform(s) or the email icon on the far right, it’s that quick and easy!

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4. Encourage as many of our fellow Christians as you can to support this God-pleasing, Christ-honoring, Bible-centered, inspirational, real-time historic event by having them go to BibleMemory.ORG/support (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com) – doing so by word-of-mouth is great, and to do so with a single click on your social media simply click here and select your platform(s) or the email icon on the far right, it’s that quick and easy!

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5. Simply SHARE the Bible memory Videos page with everyone you know and encourage them  to share it with everyone they  know by going to BibleMemory.ORG/videos (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com) – doing so by word-of-mouth is great, and to do so with a single click on your social media simply click here and select your platform(s) or the email icon on the far right, it’s that quick and easy!

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6. Encourage as many of our fellow Christians as you can to become a Bible Memory Ambassador by simply referring them to BibleMemory.ORG/amb (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com) – doing so by word-of-mouth is great, and to do so with a single click on your social media simply click here and select your platform(s) or the email icon on the far right, it’s that quick and easy!

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7. Encourage everyone you know to listen to and SHARE  the (very catchy) Bible Memory theme song with everyone they  know by going to BibleMemory.ORG/song (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com) – doing so by word-of-mouth is great, and to do so with a single click on your social media simply click here then select your platform(s) listed below the video or the email icon on the far right, it’s that quick and easy!

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8. Regularly read every new post published on the Blog page!  (Reading it every day is best but even just catching up each weekend will work wonders.)  If you think a post would be a blessing to your friends, family, social media followers or fellow congregation members, SHARE it with them by simply selecting your preferred platform(s) listed at the end of each post!   Or to do so by word-of-mouth, simply encourage them to check out BibleMemory.ORG/blog (please make sure they understand that it’s .org, not .com)

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9. If and ONLY IF you’re comfortably able, you are welcome and encouraged to “go the extra mile” by becoming a valued Monthly Partner of this historic event!  Simply select one of these monthly support levels:

$9     $20     $30     $50     $100     $200     $500     $1000

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(In the Overview video, I specifically mentioned “4 ways to help” so I didn’t want to delete this sub-section but the (updated) “9 ways” above will be even more helpful… either way, thanks so much and may the Lord bless you richly for helping US – you and me – make history together, in whatever ways you’re able…)
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As I began telling people about this new life-focus the Lord has laid on my heart, virtually every single one of them immediately asked how they can help out, how they can support this effort and resultant ministries, so I put together a list of four distinct ways, three of which ANYONE can do and are totally FREE! Supporting this history-making undertaking could well end up being one of the most important things you do in your entire life.
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1.) Say

Another way you can help out is to tell your friends, relatives, fellow congregation members and even co-workers (a great “side door” for sharing the Gospel!) about this amazing and historic project, which will greatly interest people of all backgrounds and beliefs if even just on a human intellectual level. And once that door is opened, who knows where the Lord might take it?!

You can do this by word-of-mouth and/or by sharing on your Social Media platforms with just a click!

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2.) Stay

Another tangible way you can help out is to stay with this unfolding project and ministry by “following” the blog, simply click on the grey “Follow Bible Memory” button in item “3.” at the very bottom of this page or at the top to the right of that “Overview” video. It’s totally FREE and you’ll automatically be notified each time I post a new video (e.g., like each time I finish memorizing a new book of the Bible, so you can follow my progress each step of the way!) or publish a new post, which will be usually-brief discussions about an aspect of the Bible – the Lord, life, news/current events as seen through a Biblical lens, etc. – so I think you’ll derive a lot of ongoing benefit and enjoyment in this way and it will also give me the blessing of being able to update you on various things as they arise from time to time.

And if you already have a Gmail, Google, YouTube, or Google+ account or email address (and if not, you can get one on the next screen), please also subscribe for FREE to the Bible Memory YouTube Channel – it’s super quick and easy, and you’ll automatically be notified whenever I post a new video on YouTube, too! And beyond that, what a statement it would make to the world if we Bible-loving believers were to make this THE MOST subscribed-to YouTube Channel, so after clicking the link below then the red YouTube “SUBSCRIBE” button on that Channel page (which opens in a new tab for your convenience so you won’t lose your place on this page), please encourage your friends and family to do likewise!
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3.) Pray

Make no mistake about it, I desperately need your prayers. That I would remain motivated to keep memorizing the Bible, book after beautiful book, until I complete this calling the Lord has laid on my heart. And for the future ministry which will flow forth from this – that the Lord would develop, direct, protect, and use it however HE may desire, to bring HIM maximum glory, and to be a means through which He brings many people to a saving knowledge of His glorious and wonderful Person through the work and wonder of His Word. If you’d like to be on my Prayer Request Email List if/as more urgent needs arise from time to time, simply enter and confirm your email address in those two boxes below then click the red “Sign up for FREE” button!

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4.) Play

It’s important to have people cheering in the stands. Crucial. But I’m trusting the Lord to lead a number of you to actually come ONTO THE FIELD with me in this massive and historic effort. Simply put, it would never, could never, make it to fruition without the thoughtful financial support of enough Lord-led like-minded Bible-loving believers. Without such, the life savings I’ve already begun to pour into this effort would only last a handful of months and as a result ANOTHER 2,000 years might go by without the Lord’s receiving this unique gift, which will be not just from me but equally so from and on behalf of every single person who supports this effort as a way to simply say “Thank You” and “I love You” to our wonderful, precious, loving, kind, and always-giving-to-us Lord Jesus! Encouraging, Educating, then Empowering OTHERS to memorize and recite Scripture is a close second, but giving such a unique and historic “love/thank You” gift back to Him is the main reason for this effort and resultant ministry. So if YOU would like to come onto the field and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me as I dedicate the rest of my life to memorizing the ENTIRE BIBLE, simply click the “Donate” button below and you’ll be taken to PayPal’s SECURE transaction page. (NOTE: It has been configured so neither I nor anyone else will ever even see your credit card information, only PayPal, the most secure and trusted payment processor on the planet.) And if you’re able and feel led by God to do so, please consider becoming a Monthly Partner by clicking on the small “Make this a monthly donation” check-box on that PayPal page as this would provide much better visibility going forward in proceeding with the plan of action (4 phases) discussed above to grow this into a full-fledged, full-speed-ahead, full-time ministry for the Lord to use however He chooses. Don’t miss out on this opportunity not only to be a part of history but to help MAKE IT HAPPEN – because without you, it won’t!

But please only give if you’re comfortably able to do so. Sacrificial giving is indeed very pleasing to and rewarded by the Lord (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15) but I’d prefer that you reserve SACRIFICIAL giving for your church. Also, I want to make clear that while supporting this will surely be very pleasing to the Lord and yield the above benefits in your life, it won’t bring you even ONE INCH closer to heaven if you haven’t already come to a saving knowledge of Christ, in which case I’d humbly ask that you not give a dime but rather just be my honored guest here, with the hope that one day, through the sheer power of His Word, you will  come to that wonderful, unparalleled place of perpetual peace and joy and love. For those who already know Him, I am honored beyond description to have you on the team, thanks so much for your thoughtful support and for “spreading the Word by spreading the word” as we seek to please the Lord and make history together!

Happiness Guarantee

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Another reason for this historic effort and website:  to make you and countless others HAPPY.  That’s right, I said it!  I’m willing to make YOUR happiness MY responsibility.  Here’s the deal:  I believe in this endeavor so completely and am so certain that God is and has been in it from Day One that I am comfortable predicting that all those who support it in whatever ways they’re able and regularly and faithfully follow the posts on the Blog, I am absolutely certain that they’ll find a greater and greater level of JOY and ENTHUSIASM and LOVE and SPIRITUAL VITALITY in their day-to-day life… give it a try and I’ll SHOW  you why!

Not because of  me but in spite of  me.  Not because of me  but because of how much of the BIBLE I’m actively pouring into my mind and life each and every day which Lord-willing (and I’m certain that He is!) will result in having the ENTIRE Bible in me – every word of the Word – for the first time in known human history, and I think people the world over will be AMAZED at the results of what happens when the infinite Word of God is placed and resides within a finite human being, flawed and flesh-enveloped though he or she may be.  And specifically for the purposes of this topic, as I’ll be covering in many future posts, given the nature of the Word (e.g., that it “rejoices the heart” as clearly stated in Psalm 19:8), I am absolutely sure that even just faithfully following the posts which flow forth from such a Bible-saturated, Bible-stuffed mind will produce a tangible level of those benefits in YOUR life, too!  So if you would like to follow my progress each step of the way of this historic journey and automatically be notified when a new post is published, simply click the grey “Follow Bible Memory” button in item “3.” at the very bottom of this page or at the top to the right of that “Overview” video then enter your email address and consider it done!  HAPPINESS GUARANTEED.

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Coming Soon:  Learn my Bible-borne specific memory METHOD to memorize and retain Scripture (and ANYTHING ELSE!)

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I know, I know… I know exactly  what you’re thinking.  “I agree how important Bible memory is and I’d LIKE to do much better at it in my day-to-day life but I just don’t have the time, and even if I did I find it to be so difficult.  And monotonous!”  Am I pretty close?  Well, please don’t deem me a prophet or mind-reader because it doesn’t take either of those qualities to realize that 99.9999% of people and sadly 99% even of Christians don’t memorize the Bible on a regular basis IF EVER!  (It hurts my heart to say that – as the Apostle Paul often said, “May it never be!” – but based on countless conversations I’ve had over the years, it’s true.)  I have this to say about that, and that’s this:  fear not, beloved, I have GREAT NEWS!

As discussed above, the more of the Bible I memorize, the more its ministry of “enlightening the eyes” (Psalm 19:7-8) kicks in and “performs its work” (1 Thessalonians 2:13) as a very defined METHOD for memorizing and retaining Bible verses (or anything else  for that matter!) continues to take shape.  When completed (probably long before I finish memorizing the whole New Testament, so in the not-too-distant future Lord-willing) I intend to roll this out (the third “E” of this ministry) to actually EMPOWER others not just to be able to memorize VAST AMOUNTS and RETAIN it but also to HAVE FUN doing so!  (Talk about a MIRACLE!)

Stay tuned for further details about this.  All who enter and confirm their email address to “follow” the Blog page will indeed be notified of all future videos and posts including those related to this memory method which I am certain will absolutely REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR LIFE.  Upon rolling it out, I am fully convinced that everyone who takes me up on that challenge to start memorizing and reciting Scripture on a regular, systematic, verse-by-verse, book-by-book basis (don’t faint, this is utterly doable, just watch!) will find that the benefits specifically stated in Psalm 19:7-8 will become maximally prevalent in your daily life:  that you’ll become more and more Wise, Intelligent, Spiritual, and Happy.  Every parent’s and every person’s  W.I.S.H.!  I look greatly forward to showing  you how to get there, how to make this happen – not only in YOUR life but also those of your children and/or loved ones.

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Coming Later:  For kids only, something that will make them LOVE LOVE LOVE memorizing and reciting Bible verses!

Details to follow in a future post…

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Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting this effort any way you can!

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Entire Books of the Bible memorized and then recited on Video

so far, en route to ALL 66!
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    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of TITUS from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of PHILEMON from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of HEBREWS from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of JAMES from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of 1 PETER from memory
    VIDEO:  Reciting the entire book of 2 PETER from memory
    VIDEO:  OVERVIEW of this historic project

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A complete list of videos reciting entire books from memory is located on the Videos page

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And below are the three most recent blog posts.  (To see all of them, simply click here or the Blog link at the top-right of this website.)

Four Umbrellas

Earlier on this first Monday morning for the month of May, with the start of a new week I was wondering what was THE WORST thing in the world…

The WORST thing is sin.

And under that umbrella, THE WORST thing is pride.

And under that  umbrella, THE WORST thing is self (e.g., selfishness, self-focus, selfish ambition and jealousy, etc.).

And under that  umbrella, THE WORST thing is the tongue.

That fourth and final topic of this post definitely requires and calls for one of its very own, so stay tuned, it’ll be here soon…

 

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“A or B”:  Four moreBinary Choices

A lot of people live life as though their faith is a very nice perk.

But a perk nonetheless.

They seem to view it as “free” in the sense of not costing them anything.  But the Lord Jesus rejected that common conception with crystal clarity, confirming that Christianity comes with a cost:  not in terms of what we do (it definitely can’t be bought or earned in any way or extent) but rather it terms of what we don’t.

Here are four things which a Christian must (must!) reject, between which we must choose, these four things or God, i.e., we can’t serve, love, or primarily focus on both… yep, it’s a binary choice as discussed in the previous post, A or  B.

Each and every believer must choose between:

God or money/mammon/wealth (i.e., that isn’t used for His  purposes and will and work, not wealth that is – as has been beautifully and properly proven through the years, from Abraham to Joseph of Arimathea to Joe Gibbs of NFL and racing fame, Norm Miller of Interstate Battery [and now his son Scott seems to solidly be carrying on that tradition] and Steve Green [of Hobby Lobby and Museum of the Bible fame]).

  • “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24, emphasis added)

God or sinful pleasure

  • “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:4b)
  • “in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:12)

God or the world (i.e., the worldly system or possessions…)

  • “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

…and James puts it just as clearly and using even stronger language in his Epistle:

  • “You adulteresses [i.e., people who pray with wrong/worldly/selfish motives], do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God?  Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

God or our friends or family or even our own life in terms of  the “pole position”, of who or what takes precedence in our life, which is why the Lord Jesus made the two following statements, really wise words of warning:  Christ comes FIRST, and Count the cost FIRST (before becoming a Christian, before consummating that commitment… see, I told ya  there’s a cost!  But infinitely more importantly, the Lord told us!)

  • “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [i.e., compared to how much  one loves the Lord, i.e., one’s love for even family and even one’s own life should be so much less by comparison that one’s love for those other things seems like  hatred], he cannot be My disciple.  Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.  For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower [or house], does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?  Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’  Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?  Or else [i.e., if the answer is no], while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.  So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. [i.e., for the sake and purposes of the Kingdom and will and work of God]” (Luke 14:26-33)

I don’t know how often or deeply the powers-that-be at Mercedes-Benz browse the Bible, but one of their most famous taglines could’ve come straight from this passage, that we must give the Lord our ALL, or nothing at all  (in effect); that we must give the Lord our BEST or nothing.

True Christians:

1. Count the (considerable) cost
2. Commit (completely) to Christ

 

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“A or B”:  Four Binary Choices (and one Great Finish?)

Here’s a phrase which many of you who follow politics have no doubt already begun to hear quite a bit and of which the rest of the citizenry is about to get a big, double-dog-dare-ya-to-disregard dose during this election year:  “binary choice”.

“Not enthused with either presidential (or congressional or local) candidate and therefore don’t plan to vote for Trump?  Then you’re in essence voting for Biden!”  Or, “Not going to vote for Biden?  Then you’re in effect voting for Trump!

In other words, because we (U.S.) only have two major political parties, it ends up being a binary choice virtually every time.

Regardless of how good or bad either or both candidates on the ballot might be… if you don’t vote for the one, then in practical terms you’re helping elect the other, and vice versa.

But far, far, far more important and weighty than any political battle is the fact that this concept also holds true on the spiritual  battlefield.

The Bible comes to a crystal clear conclusion:  each person faces several binary choices in life which will largely determine how they fare not just emotionally or relationally or physically but also spiritually… here are four of them.

Pray – or be  prey.

  • “Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation … Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour [i.e., to PREY upon] … Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil … With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit…” (Matthew 26:41a; 1 Peter 5:8b; Ephesians 6:11,18a)

Be humble – or be humbled.

  • “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12)
  • “And He [Jesus] began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table; saying to them, When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, and he who invited you both shall come and say to you, “Give [that/your] place to this man,” and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last [i.e., worst, lowliest] place.  But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher”; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.  For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.'” (Luke 14:7-11)

Be forgiving – or be unforgiven.

  • “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me.  Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, even as I had mercy on you?’  And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.  o shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not FORGIVE his brother from your heart.” (Matthew 18:32-35)
  • “For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:13)
  • “The merciful man does HIMSELF good, but the cruel man does himself harm.” (Proverbs 11:17)

Meditation – or medication.

  • “For they [the “my words” of verse 20, i.e., God’s words and Word, the Bible] are life to those who find them, and health to all their whole body.” (Proverbs 4:22)
  • “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” (Psalm 119:11)
  • “O how I love Thy law!” [i.e., the Bible]  It is my meditation all the day.(Psalm 119:97)
  • “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:2-3)
  • “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” (Joshua 1:8)

If we want to fulfill the following verse and “finish strong” and receive a waiting reward, a literal crown…

  • “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

… then it’s absolutely crucial that we choose correctly when it comes to binary choices, in which inaction is tantamount to losing.

In other words, we will wisely want to “finish the course” – all  18 holes, as it were – and thus put in a GREAT FINISH in this life, in light of the one (and the One) to come.

We don’t  want to be like this year’s (yesterday’s) Masters pro golf tournament which looked certain  to be headed for a fantastic finish when, with around just nine holes left to play, not one, not two, not even three but an unheard-of FOUR players were all tied for the lead (at -6).

Four  co-leaders with just the BACK NINE to play?  It’s going to be one whale of a finish!”

Then three of them watched their golf game fall apart.  Despite how excellent it had been for each of them the previous 3.5 rounds.

And, sadly, that’s exactly how it is for far too many Christians:  strong (and, often, very  strong) start, weak finish.

To paraphrase the verse above, “No good.”

Not good enough.

Not good at all.

Because, you see, it’s not how one starts that really counts, it’s how one finishes.

The silver lining yesterday was that, while three of the four down-the-stretch co-leaders fell apart, the other one – a brother in Christ no less, named Scottie Scheffler, the #1-ranked golfer in the world even before yesterday’s major win – “finished strong” after making great choice (wood or iron?) after great choice (go for the pin or lay up?) after great choice (wedge or putter from just off the green?).

May we too heed the advice of a fictional yet fully factual phrase from a (very) old knight and “choose wisely” when it comes to the binary choices we face week in and week out.

Yes, exactly!  We must  choose.  May we choose wisely.  Per the precious passages cited above, so that we will “finish strong” in this life in light of  the one to come and thus receive the crown of righteousness.

(That’s even far greater than golf’s “green jacket”!)

 

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