Treasure in Earthly Vessels - Class Notes and Slides

Check here after each class in order get a summary and to download slides and notes. 
Session 1 – Tuesday August 4 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday August 6 @ 10:00 AM 
  • We started off with remarks from host Kim McCormick and a short introduction of the teacher, Diana Macharia. 
  • Diana then gave further introduction of herself, her background, and her experience with scripture memorization.
  • She further explained that the women study will cover the “Who, What, Why and How of Scripture memorization” and that she would cover the “Who” and “What” aspects whereas DeAnne will cover the “Why” and “How”. 
  • Diana covered the Who aspect of scripture memorization explaining that every believer should memorize scriptures and that it is a command from God .
  • The slides for session 1 can be found here.
  • Click here to view the Rick Warren video clip

Session 2 – Tuesday August 11 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday August 13 @ 10:00 AM 
  • Kim welcomed everyone and Diana started off with prayer. 
  • In this session, we covered the “What” aspect of scripture memorization. 
  • Diana explained that we should memorize the verses that inspire us and that not every verse is memorizable. 
  • Reciting and singing are some of the ways to memorize the scriptures 
  • She further explained that for Bible stories and parables, it is better to read and understand the story in a way you can comfortably narrate it and just memorize the key verses from the stories 
  • We then had a time to share the verses we have memorized either through reciting or singing 
  • We also ran through three different portions of Scriptures to demonstrate how to go about identifying the key verses to memorize from stories. 
  • The slides for this session can be found here 

Additional materials:
Session 3 – Tuesday August 18 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday August 20 @ 10:00 AM
We reviewed the "why" behind the memorization of Scripture
  • It trains us in healthy thinking
  • It expands understanding in study
  • It transforms and encourages us
  • It gives us opportunity to practice intentionality
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Session 4 – Tuesday August 25 @ 7:00 PM and Thursday August 27 @ 10:00 AM
 The “How” of Scripture Memory 
  • Ask the Holy Spirit for help (1 John 5:14) 
  • Everyone can do it 
  • Repetition and practice is key 
  • Use your God given strengths 
  • Find accountability 
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