Memorize What Matters

Memorize What Matters

A podcast for those who love Scripture memory, who want to memorize what matters! Join Josh Summers on his journey to memorize the New Testament of the Bible word for word, exploring various Bible memory methods and techniques along the way. If you have a desire to memorize Scripture, you'll find plenty of encouragement, inspiration and helpful tips from the expert guests who share their stories.

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February 23, 2024 18 mins
When it comes to Bible memory, some people feel pressure to memorize entire chapters or books of the Bible. In this episode of the Memorize What Matters podcast, musician and worship leader Leah Carolan explains how she freed herself from the unnecessary guilt of her "simple" method of Scripture memory.

Learn more about Leah Carolan here:
✅ Check out her Scripture songs: https://www.youtube.com/@memorizescripture
✅ Visit her website...
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Learn a few methods and techniques to place Bible verses and passages on a mind palace that you've created! Both Josh Summers and Ronald Johnson share their experience, tips and things to avoid when using a memory palace for Scripture memorization.

Watch the full replay of the livestream with Ronald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4fcUqwm56k

Want to learn more about using a mind palace? Check out these resources:
  • Psalm 46 Mind P...
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The mind palace is one of the most powerful memory tools you can use, yet it feels so confusing to those who have never used it! In this episode, you'll learn how to make your very first memory palace to hold a list of items, based on a livestream with Ronald Johnson.

Watch the full replay of the livestream with Ronald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4fcUqwm56k

Want to learn more about using a mind palace? Check out these resources...
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Your brain is a muscle and these fun little exercises are a creative way to exercise it throughout the week. Studies prove that this can improve cognitive function and we're going to translate what they've learned into a Christian worldview.

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Here's the list of brain exercises to try:
  1. Meet somebody new at church (find 4 details to remember)
  2. Trade TV time for game time
  3. Vis...
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Dr. Andy Davis has memorized over 44 books of the Bible and recently finished Ezekiel. He says it was one of the HARDEST books he's ever memorized and explains why he did it and what he learned from the experience.

Learn more about Dr. Andy Davis:
✅ Buy his new book on Bible memory: https://geni.us/scripture-for-life
✅ Visit his ministry website: https://twojourneys.org/

Check out our Bible memory training! https://www.biblememorygoal....
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Dr. Andy Davis has a unique philosophy when it comes to memorizing the Bible. He likes to "kiss the book goodbye" as he says. In this archive interview, first recorded in May 2021, Josh and Andy explore the limits of the human brain and the immense value of spending such intentional time in God's Word.

Learn more about Dr. Andy Davis:
✅ Buy his new book on Bible memory: https://geni.us/scripture-for-life
✅ Buy his book about heaven: h...
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It's that time of year when people set goals and resolutions...and then quickly lose motivation. Here's is a short encouragement to keep at it, including a lesson learned about goal setting from an elite marathon runner.

Want to memorize 52 verses this year? Download the free PDF here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/52verses

Do you want to memorize more Scripture in 2024?
  • Become a Patron and join a Barnabas Group! https://www.bib...
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When Katie first moved to Uganda, she had no idea that she would leave with 13 adopted children and a husband. Listen as the author of "Kisses from Katie" shares her story and why she prioritizes memorizing the Bible.

Learn more about Katie Davis Majors:
✅ Buy her books: https://geni.us/katie-davis-books
✅ Visit her website: https://www.katiedavismajors.com
✅ Support her ministry: https://www.amazima.org


Want to join our global communit...
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It's important that you know the foundation of your faith, and these 52 verses that you can memorize over the next 52 weeks this year provide just that. Download the free PDF here: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/52verses

Do you want to memorize more Scripture in 2024?
  • Become a Patron and join a Barnabas Group! https://www.biblememorygoal.com/patron/
  • Participate in our 5-part Bible Memory training: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/...
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In 2023, this podcast and corresponding YouTube channel have been blessed to impact hundreds of thousands of people. In this episode, get a behind the scenes look at our audience survey, download metrics and what's ahead for 2024.

Do you want to memorize more Scripture in 2024?
  • Become a Patron and join a Barnabas Group! https://www.biblememorygoal.com/patron/
  • Participate in our 5-part Bible Memory training: https://www.biblememory...
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They're called "best practices" for a reason - they work! To finish off this 3-part series on how to memorize the Bible, Josh shares examples of important concepts that everybody needs to apply when memorizing Scripture.

Thanks to the Bible Memory App for sponsoring this video! If you want an easy to way to track and review the verses you memorize, search "Bible Memory App" on the app store or visit their website here: https://www.b...
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After memorizing 10 books of the Bible and interviewing 40 memory experts, this is what I've learned about the best way to memorize Scripture: there is no "best" method or technique, but there IS a formula to make it faster and easier.

Thanks to the Bible Memory App for sponsoring this video! If you want an easy to way to track and review the verses you memorize, search "Bible Memory App" on the app store or visit their website here...
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Why not just read the Bible? Why is MEMORIZING important? It's a common question, and in this episode Josh walks through four ways in which memorizing has transformed his personal walk with the Lord.

Thanks to the Bible Memory App for sponsoring this video! If you want an easy to way to track and review the verses you memorize, search "Bible Memory App" on the app store or visit their website here: https://www.biblememory.com

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This is more than just a podcast to me. This was started to help me stay accountable to my own Scripture memory goals, so today I'm going to recite the entire book of 2 Timothy to you while walking around a park near my home in Thailand.

This was a book I memorized last year but have been slowly moving into long term memory. This is the first time I have recited the whole book while recording and you'll hear plenty of mistakes along...
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Carlin Day isn't a pastor or a missionary. He's an insurance agent with a family and yet somehow he managed to memorize the entire book of Proverbs, word-for-word, in three years! Here's how he did it.

Watch this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1I8i0LVpHE

Want to learn how to use the mind palace for Scripture memory? Check out our 5-part training here:
✅ Bible Memory Training: https://www.biblememorygoal.com/tra...
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This is your chance! If you have a desire to memorize more of the Bible over the coming year, take a moment to give me feedback on this podcast and the resources we make available through our annual survey. Thank you!

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The last question of the survey is the best place to give open-ended feedback...I will read every single one.


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As part of the History Channel's TV show Alone, Dave McIntyre was dropped off on an island with only a backpack full of survival gear. No Bible. No electronic devices. Listen as he shares how God used this experience to teach him so many valuable lessons, including the importance of knowing and memorizing God's Word.

Watch this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU9cAfgU7Jo

Learn more about Dave McIntyre:

▶ Set Free...
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Pastor and best selling author Levi Lusko once asked Louis Giglio his method for memorizing the book of Ephesians. He then went on to secretly memorize the entire book of James and surprised his congregation by reciting the whole thing one Sunday morning! Here's what he learned from the process and why it matters for YOU to memorize more Scripture.

Watch this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6namA-AyQ_E

Learn mor...
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What started as a fun challenge quickly turned into something she NEVER expected. Listen as Josh talks with Faith Womack about her experience memorizing 100 Bible verses in 100 days - what she loved, what she did wrong and how she recommends people learn from her mistakes.

Watch this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrhWO-7RXcM

Learn more about Faith Womack:

✅ Download Faith's memorization checklist and card sheet...
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Music is one of the best tools to help us memorize Scripture, which makes the worship songs we sing in church more important than ever. Are they Biblically accurate? Listen as worship arts pastor Jon Lilley explores the role of a worship leader and the impact that Scripture can (and should) have on the music we sing.

Learn more about Jon Lilley:
▶ Woodcreek Church website: https://www.woodcreekchurch.com

Every Moment Holy on Amazon: h...
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