I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11 NLT)
A key strategy for deepening your maturity as a follower of Jesus is meditating on Bible truth. Whether you are memorizing verses or simply reading them regularly, reviewing Bible verses related to important topics will embed that truth in your heart and make it readily available in situations where you need to draw on that truth.
The topical verse packets below are offered without charge. Each topic links to an Adobe PDF file, which can be opened with the free Adobe Reader program (available here). The files are designed to be printed on Avery 8577 note cards (inkjet printer or laser printer), which are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.” To print a verse set, click on the link and select Print from your browser’s File menu. To download a PDF, right-click on the link and select Save Link As. Before printing, carefully review the instructions that come with your Avery product.
Bible versions are not indicated on the cards because various versions are used, and some verses reflect an amalgamation of more than one version. The versions most often used are the New American Standard and the New Living Translation.
Copyright is asserted on the card collections (Kainos Press, 2016), but not the contents. Copyright to card contents belongs to the publishers of the Bible versions.
Topical Bible verse sets
Disciples (13 verses)
Fruit (8 verses)
God’s ways (4 verses)
Justice (16 verses)
Kingdom (6 verses)
Mission (9 verses)
New life (4 verses)
Salvation (11 verses)
If you have suggestions about verses to add to any of these sets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a helpful article on memorizing Scripture: How I Memorize Scripture.
A practical memorization technique I was taught is building the material in memory one word at a time: For … For God … For God so … For God so loved … etc. By the time you get to the end of most verses, you have etched the first words into memory and the others follow more easily. Repeat the entire verse a couple of dozen times, review regularly, and it will be there long term.
Another effective technique is to record yourself reading the verse/passage, upload it to your smartphone, plug in a pillow speaker, set the track to repeat, and fall asleep listening to the verse/passage. I have found it surprisingly effective at embedding material in my memory.