Want to memorize James 1 together?

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8 thoughts on “Want to memorize James 1 together?

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I know–deciding what translation to use can be a problem for me, too, especially when I’m familiar with the verses already in a particular translation. That’s what’s happening with James 1. I learned it years ago in NIV, but my go-to version these days is ESV, so I think I’ll just go ahead and relearn it in ESV just so I won’t have to decide. 😉

  1. Lyli @ 3-D Lessons for Life

    I did Beth Moore’s study on James a while back and had the privilege of watching her recite the book of James from memory. It was pretty powerful. You go, Lisa!

    I am trying to do 2 verses a month — right now, that is what seemed do-able, but I am behind already.

    I do love memorizing longer passages, through. I’ve memorized Colossians 3 and a few others in the past, and I found it to be quite helpful in transforming some negative thinking patterns.

    Stopping by from Laura’s linkup today (although I do follow on Feedly)… Hope you have a great week. 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m sure that was an awesome study to do on James. Such a powerful book. I don’t think I’ll be reciting the whole book myself anytime soon (um, or ever, ha). Colossians 3 was the very first chapter that I memorized–and it’s probably stuck with me the best. I remember how amazed I was that it was even possible! Glad you’ve learned it too. Thanks for your encouragement, Lyli.

  2. Linda@Creekside

    I think James is probably one of my favorite books on the Bible, Lisa. It’s so rich and practical and every verse seems aimed straight at my heart.

    It’s so good to drop in to see you again, friend. Three weeks is a long time. Looking forward to connecting with you as we move into spring!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I can see why James would be one of your favorite books, Linda. I love the practicality of it too. And how James wasn’t afraid to just lay it all out there so plainly in many of his statements. I’m looking forward to digging more into chapter 1 this spring and summer. So glad to have you back in the bloggy community!

  3. Sharon

    James is a wonderful book. I remember learning, as an adult, that it was not written by the disciple named James, but rather by Jesus’ half-brother. I remember thinking about what it must have taken for him to believe that his big brother was indeed the Messiah, the Son of God. I think it was the realization of Truth, confirmed by the Resurrection. Anyway, for that reason, I always listen a bit closer to what he has to say.

    This is a tremendous undertaking, and I admire you. And thanks for reminding me once again of the tremendous importance of memorizing Scripture.


    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Sharon. I’m glad you brought up that this James was the half-brother. That fact has always made verse 1 all the more amazing to me: “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” James is so humble that he doesn’t even mention he and Jesus were related; he saw himself as just another servant—I’d be boastful about the connection! ha. “Listen to me because I LIVED with the Son of God in the same household!” 🙂

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