Just an explanation on a new item you'll see on the right-hand side of this blog – VERSE FOR THE WEEK. Recently, my mind has been drawn to the importance of not only Bible reading, but Bible memory. Consider the benefits of hiding God's word in your heart. When you do so, God's Holy Spirit will be able to bring those scriptures to your mind and bring help in your time of need (John 14:26), for example:
- Strength in time of temptation (Psalm 119:11)
- Comfort in time of trouble (Romans 15:4)
- Power when witnessing (Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 55:11)
- A ready answer when questioned (1 Peter 3:15)
So I have challenged the teens in our church to memorize a verse from the book of Proverbs each week, together as a group. The VERSE FOR THE WEEK will be posted here on the blog for any of you who would like to join us.