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Partnering to Remember
Let's face it. Memorizing Scripture can be a difficult discipline, especially memorizing long passages of Scripture. In our fast-paced lives of multi-tasking with any number of things vying for our attention, there is a real danger for the Word of God to get squeezed out of our daily lives. More than any other time, Christians need to partner together for the purpose of internalizing Scripture, encouraging one another to abide in the words of Christ, and remembering the weighty truths that center us on God's work in our lives. To do this, a system for memorizing Scripture has been created called the memory moleskine.
Starting in 2011, we are beginning a project called P2R (Partnering to Remember). The goal is to memorize the entire book of Philippians by Easter Sunday (April 24, 2011) through partnering with other believers using the memory moleskine. Paul praised the church in Philippi for their partnership in advance of the Gospel, and in the spirit of that partnership, this project intends to bring Christians together for the deepening work of God's Word in their lives. Simply put, we are partnering to remember.
Using the Cahier moleskine, we have created a pocket-size notebook that provides a practical and accessible way to memorize Scripture. Through collaboration with The Resurgence, a customized PDF has been created for you to download with a week-by-week outline for memorizing the book of Philippians in 16 weeks using the English Standard Version (ESV). On one side of the moleskine you simply paste the week's verses to memorize, and on the other side you write your reflections on the verses while indicating how many times you rehearsed them each day.
Our hope is that many Christians will establish a rhythm of remembering God's Word together through a system that helps access Scripture wherever you are. So join us at the beginning of the New Year with a memory moleskine in your hand that God's Word may be more treasured in your heart.