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The Challenge: Memorize 52 scriptures in 2020

52 hand-picked scriptures are featured below and a PDF is available here for download. Printed lists are also available any time at the Information Center in the foyer at Prestoncrest.

We hope you'll join us in this challenge and experience the blessings God has in store for you!

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The Word of God is powerful because it is literally “God-breathed." We can experience great blessings by filling our minds with His words by memorizing Scripture. Psalm 119:11 tells us the psalmist hid God’s Word in his heart. Not only did he hear and read it, but he internalized it. The Word of God is a comforter for our hearts and minds as well as a powerful weapon against sin. Hebrews 4:12 tells us the Word of God is “living and active,” meaning that it has the power to mold us into Christ-likeness when we meditate upon it, and there is no better way to do that than memorizing it. Romans 12:1-2 encourages us to “renew” our minds so that we are no longer influenced by the thinking of this world. The best way to renew the mind is to fill it with Scripture! As you move through the list, be sure to review the scriptures you've already memorized.

Whether you memorize just 1, 10, 20, or all 52, the benefits you'll receive will be worth the time you spend on this challenge... power over sin, strengthened faith, and a joy that can only come from the Lord!

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Week 1: Dec 29, 2019-January 4, 2020
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Week 2: January 5 -11, 2020
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” ~ Psalm 46:10

Week 3: January 12-18, 2020
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~ Isaiah 64:8

Week 4: January 19-25, 2020
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. ~ Isaiah 40:28

Week 5: January 26-February 1, 2020
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

Week 6: February 2-8, 2020
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1

Week 7: February 9-15, 2020
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31

Week 8: February 16-22, 2020
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

Week 9: February 23-29, 2020
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” ~ Philippians 4:13

Week 10: March 1-7, 2020
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:2

Week 11: March 8-14, 2020
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~ John 14:6

Week 12: March 15-21, 2020
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Acts 2:38

Week 13: March 22-28, 2020
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16

Week 14: March 29-April4, 2020
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~ Matthew 22:37-39

Week 15: April 5-11, 2020
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16

Week 16: April 12-18, 2020
“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” ~ Luke 24:6-7

Week 17: April 19-25, 2020
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” ~ 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Week 18: April 26- May 2, 2020
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. ~ Ephesians 5:19

Week 19: May 3-9, 2020
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. ~ Acts 20:7

Week 20: May 10-16, 2020
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. ~ Proverbs 31:29-30

Week 21: May 17-23, 2020
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. ~ James 5:16

Week 22: May 24-30, 2020
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13

Week 23: May 31-June 6, 2020
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

Week 24: June 7-13, 2020
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. ~ John 14:23

Week 25: June 14-20, 2020
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome ~ 1 John 5:3

Week 26: June 21-27, 2020
The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. ~ Proverbs 20:7

Week 27: June 28-July 4, 2020
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. ~ Galatians 5:13

Week 28: July 5-11, 2020
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. ~ Psalms 119:37

Week 29: July 12-18, 2020
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13

Week 30: July 19-25, 2020
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. ~ 1 John 1:7

Week 31: July 26-August 1, 2020
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~ Ephesians 2:10

Week 32: August 2-8, 2020
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Week 33: August 9-15, 2020
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, ~ James 1:19

Week 34: August 16-22, 2020
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will
is —his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2

Week 35: August 23-29, 2020
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17

Week 36: August 30-September 5, 2020
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. ~ John 13:14-15

Week 37: September 6-12, 2020
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men ~ Colossians 3:23

Week 38: September 13-19, 2020
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23

Week 39: September 20-26, 2020
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things ~ Philippians 4:8

Week 40: September 27-October 3, 2020
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10:10

Week 41: October 4-10, 2020
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:33-34

Week 42: October 11-17, 2020
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Week 43: October 18-24, 2020
 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~ Matthew 7:7

Week 44: October 25-31, 2020
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7

Week 45: November 1-7, 2020
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”~ Joshua 1:9

Week 46: November 8-14, 2020
He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent men you save me. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. ~ 2 Samuel 22:2-4

Week 47; November 15-21, 2020
Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31

Week 48: November 22-28, 2020
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  ~ James 1:17

Week 49: November 29-December 5, 2020
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27

Week 50: December 6-12, 2020
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19

Week 51: December 13-19, 2020
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. ~ Philippians 4:11

Week 52: December 20-26, 2020
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. ~ Luke 2:11