Scripture memory has always been an important discipline in my life. I want the word of Christ to dwell in me richly (Colossians 3:16). Dwell, not visit occasionally. I want Scripture to have a permanent place in my heart!

While in Tentmakers training the summer of 1986, I heard a presentation on Scripture memory from Cary Humphries, vice-president of Cargill. He handed us an ABC list and challenged us to memorize all 26 verses. If we did, he would send us a Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I took him up on that challenge, and now, over 20 years later, I still use that Bible!

I love that ABC approach to memorizing Scripture because we all know the alphabet! As I associate a letter with a topic and the corresponding Bible verse, I don’t have to carry memory cards with me; I just go through the ABCs!  Inspired by Mr. Humphries’ passion for and approach to Scripture memory, I put together several ABC lists with the help of my brother-in-law and brother-in-Christ, Jeff Rankin. Help yourself to the lists and start hiding God’s word in your heart!

ABC Scripture Memory Lists:

Basic Training
Character of God
Christ’s Ambassadors
Especially for Pastors
Soldiers for Christ

Need some motivation to memorize God’s word? Read my blog post: Peace in an Elevator.

Here is what Mr. Humphries wrote on the inside cover of the Bible he sent…