100 Bible Verses Every Christian Should Memorize

The Importance of Memorizing scripture

Back in my college days, I was encouraged and challenged by Evangelist Ron Hood to memorize Scripture. He showed me how he did it and I adopted his plan and method to memorize a verse a day (well, almost every day!). I memorized about 1,000 Bible verses that I have had in my heart and used all the years of my ministry.

We all know the value and importance of knowing God’s Word, so I’ll save the sermon until another time. I am often reminded of Job’s words in Job 23:12, where he said, “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”

Back in the mid 70’s a new convert, that I had just baptized the Sunday before, came in to see me. He asked, “Now that I am a Christian, how do I grow?” I then asked, “Do you want the normal way, or the fast way?”

He said he wanted the fast way so I showed him how to memorize Scripture and handed him the list of Bible verses below. He then started to memorize Scripture and the first 100 days he was saved he memorized this list of verses.

His name: Lou Baldwin. He then went on to start a church and has sent out over 25 other men to start churches. Memorizing Scripture definitely helps in the meditation process that Joshua spoke of in Joshua 1:8 where he gives the secret of success. Give it a try!

100 Verses Arranged by Topic

Victorious Life
1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Galatians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:2, John 14:13, 1 John 3:22, Mark 16:15

Romans Road
Romans 3:10, Romans 5:8, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9–10, Romans 10:13

John 3:36, Hebrews 13:5, John 10:28, 1 John 5:11–13

Romans 6:3–5

Believe in Christ 
John 1:12, Acts 16:31, John 3:16

Joshua 1:8, 2 Timothy 2:15, Psalm 119:11

Bible Inspiration
Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16–17

Christ Died for Us
Isaiah 53:6, Titus 2:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21

Romans 6:11–13, Romans 12:1–2, Luke 9:23

Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 18:24, Psalm 119:63

Forgiveness of Sins 
Psalm 103:12, 1 John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7, Proverbs 28:13

Psalm 119:133, Proverbs 3:5–6

Revelation 20:15, 2 Thessalonians 1:8–9 

Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 5:22–25, 1 Corinthians 7:3

Romans 3:20, James 2:10, Galatians 3:24

Local Church
Acts 2:41, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Corinthians 11:26

One Way of Salvation
Isaiah 43:11, Acts 4:12, John 14:6

2 Corinthians 12:15, Philippians 2:1–4 

Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:6–7

1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:23, Colossians 3:17

Problem Solving
Matthew 5:23–24, Matthew 18:15, Acts 24:16

Proverbs 27:1, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Proverbs 29:1

Salvation without Works
Ephesians 2:8–9, Titus 3:5, 2 Timothy 1:9

Second Coming
1 Thessalonians 4:16–18, Titus 2:11–13

Victory over Satan
1 Corinthians 10:13, James 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Matthew 4:19, Matthew 28:19–20

January 14, 2012
Christian Living
Christian Living, Spiritual Growth

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