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Ephesians Memorization Plan

February 20, 2013

I am excited to announce that on March 17 we will be starting a new sermon series at Redeemer entitled Ephesians: United in Christ.  We really want to understand what it means for us to be united in Christ, both vertically in terms of our position before God, and horizontally as being united in Christ unites us together as his body.

In light of this upcoming series, I’d like to challenge you to memorize the book of Ephesians.  It’s only 6chapters, 155 verses total, and you’ll have about a year to do it in.  As we slowly make our way through the text, you will be helped by meditating on the passage throughout the week.  Andy Davis and Tim Brister have come up with a 24 week strategy to make that challenge more than doable.  I’ll make it even easier since I’ll be preaching at least 33 sermons on it and I won’t preach every Sunday.  So if you stick to their plan, you’ll have more than enough time to catch up if you get behind since I’ll be going at a slower pace.

I’d encourage you to use Davis/Brister’s plan.  To learn more about it, click here.  You’ll need to purchase a cashier pocket ruled notebook from Moleskine or something of the  like.  Print out the instructions, cut out the sections, glue them or hand write the passages appropriately and then you are ready to roll.  The passage for the week is on the left, a place for notes and keeping track of the number of times you reviewed it is on the right.  Below are a couple of pictures of how I set up mine.

Let’s do this together.  Please consider how helpful it will be as we, being united in Christ, hear and believe in the word of truth (Eph 1:13), speak the truth in love (Eph 4:15, 25) and take up the sword of the Spirit together (Eph 6:17).  I look forward to doing this with you.

Ephesians Moleskine 2

Ephesians Moleskine 1

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