Committing the book of Philippians to heart and mind. Join us?

“Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2).

I have been thinking about the memorisation of Scripture and it’s benefits recently. It helps you to meditate on God’s Word, to take hope in the promises of God; it makes the sword of the Spirit readily available in times of temptation and suffering, particularly if you were to be a missionary in a country actively opposed to the gospel and with bans on the Bible – just memorise the New Testament.

And so after talking with some friends, I have decided, along with with some others, to go about memorising the book of Philippians. It’s a rather short book, and so a good place to start I thought. The content is also just brilliant (it is in the Bible after all), Paul communicating his great joy in the Lord in his sufferings and the advancement of the gospel in his suffering.

The plan is that we would commit to memory several verses each week (in our own time and according to a plan; no meeting up or anything, just in your time) with the view to memorise the entire book. We’ll be kicking off on the 23rd of April.

I’ve been writing up a plan with dates and verses for each week. If you’re keen to come along with us in this let me know what your email is and I’ll email out the plan to you. If you have any questions, recommendations, etc, comment or send me an email at coen.tate@gmail.com.

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