So, I'm not sure who's still here and particpating in the 100 Verse Challenge, but my family and I are still working together to learn our verses every week. The first two weeks went really well and were pretty much on the easy side. Week three with it's extra verse was a little more challenging. As we learned the first three steps on "the Roman Road," we found the first two verses relatively easy, but the third gave us a little more challenge. In all honesty, I think we may have to give it a little more attention this week to commit it completely to memory. But we will do it, it's worth the effort.
"The Roman Road" has three remaining verses on it, but only two of them are on the actual 100 Verses Everyone Should Know By Heart list. So, I'm providing your verses this week with the two actual memory verses and a "bonus" verse for the final step on the Roman Road
This week's memory verses are consecutive in the bible, so honestly I recommend you memorize "them" as one verse, but I am listing them separately, because I think the break down may be required for me and mine to get them all in our heads, and more importantly our hearts. So are you ready for this week's verses? Because here they are:
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10
These verses are written in what Morgan refers to as an ABBA pattern. Mouth, heart; heart, mouth - do you see it? Something to keep in mind to help you learn the verses together: mouth confesses, heart believes; heart believes, mouth confesses. Now fill in the rest of the good stuff.
And your "Bonus verse" for all you overachievers, Type A personalities or rule followers like me (feels like a rule to learn the whole "Roman Road:):
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
Now that really doesn't look so hard does it? Totally worth ending week four with a sense of accomplishment by learning your bonus verse! I believe in you!
On another note, I highly recommend another assignment for you this week. Get out to a movie theater and see the new movie Courageous. It's a terrific faith-based film that just came out in theaters this weekend by the same company that produced Facing the Giants and Fireproof. Every production seems to get better and better. And the fact is, if folks don't support positive media, they won't keep making it. I saw it twice this weekend, and it was so worth the time to see! I recommend you do too! But start working on your new verses first! If you'd like to see the trailer, click here.