Tell Someone About Memverse!

Time Posted on July 04, 2011 User Dakota Lynch

If you’ve been memorizing Scripture for very long, then you’ve probably already began to experience the amazing joy of having God’s Word hidden in your heart. After all, as we are told in John 13:17 obedience brings joy and none are more apt to obey God than they who have said with David, “I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy Word.” (Psalm 119:16) It was once I personally began to realize this joy for myself that Scripture memorization became more than simply a personal part of my Christian life, but something I strongly believed every Christian with a Bible should do. Not only is it in your best interest if you desire to make your way prosperous and have good success (Joshua 1:8), but, to put it quite simply, the choice between memorizing Scripture and neglecting it is, in itself, a choice between obedience and disobedience (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).

When I began to encourage others to memorize Scripture, however, I was struck with a startling realization: apparently 99% of our world's population suffers from extreme memory loss. Almost every person I speak with either is unashamedly unwilling to put forth the necessary effort, or believes their efforts would be in vain even if they did try. It breaks my heart because at one time I used to make those same excuses and I know that if they only realized what they‘re missing out on, nothing on this temporary earth could keep them from memorizing God’s eternal Word (Isaiah 40:8).

What has been your experience as you’ve encouraged others to memorize Scripture? Have you discovered any particular techniques which seem to get people especially excited about Scripture? From somebody who has watched every one of his referrals go inactive, I would especially like to hear what some of our top referrers have to say and gain insight as to how you tell others about memverse. Keep in mind also that, if you’ve been trying to figure out a way to spread the word about memverse and Scripture memorization in general, you can always utilize memverse’s flyer by posting in on your church’s bulletin board or send out an email blast to your friends. And don't forget word of mouth still works pretty well, too!


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105 responses to Tell Someone About Memverse!

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Rachel

It has been an amazing experience so far for me. I'm amazed at the way God has taught me about him through this. I have encouraged my sister, who is also doing the Bible Bee, and am having a lot of fun. Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!

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Andy

Dakota - this blog post really resonates with me because my experience has been so similar to yours. For years people would occasionally mention the importance of memorizing the bible to me but it just never seemed to sink in. As I've said before, 15 years after becoming a believer I didn't know even one verse by heart, despite a reasonably good grasp of theology. Even John 3:16 was a mix of translations in my head.

I don't know what happened a few years ago but somehow I got a pretty clear memo from the Holy Spirit that I should start memorizing. Now I fluctuate between ever shorter periods of remorse that I didn't start memorizing earlier and joy that I'm finally making some progress.

Believe me, I feel a little stab for every user that goes inactive. But I've also realized that God is sending out personalized memos to everyone and the timing is always different. I don't know why it took me 15 years to get started. What that God's plan or my own willful disobedience? Whatever the case, the Lord pulled me out of bed by the scruff of my neck one night and I started work on Memverse the next day. But I know there are other memos on my fridge about lots of other aspects of my life that are conveniently obscured by the fridge magnet.

Take heart that I have seen people disappear from Memverse and return a year later. I also see the email responses to the automatic reminder that goes out reminding people that they haven't logged in for three months; the picture is almost always one of frantic weed-trimming. I think a habit of memorization is formed in those tranquil moments when one's garden is in full bloom and the weeds are at bay.

I'll also add that we are continually working to make Memverse a better experience. Thanks again for helping with that, Dakota, and to all the rest of you who answer questions on the support forum and blog. Memverse is still very much a work in progress but when I look back a year ago we've come a long way.

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2 Corinthians 5:17

I agree so much with @Rachel

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

There are a lot of memorization tips on a certain blog post but I don't have the link :S

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Kaitlyn V.

Yes, happy 4th of July everyone!

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SavedByGrace

Now that you've brought this subject up, Dakota Lynch, I'm now going to propose an idea that I wasn't sure I could insert anywhere else.
You don't have to have an extreme passion for God's Word to want to memorize, though for many it is still very difficult to get themselves to do it. But, for what I'm suggesting, you need to have a full heart for God and be willing to do anything for the sake of his glory.
I am suggesting that at least ten people on Memverse make it a high priority for years to come to memorize THE ENTIRE BIBLE. This may seem overwhelming beyond reason, but it can be done. I'm afraid I still don't know how to make links, but when I typed in "How to memorize the entire Bible," the first thing I came up with inspired me to try. This may take years, decades, or my whole lifetime, but I am willing to do it.
What I'm wondering is, is anyone else with me?

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Andrew

@ SavedByGrace

I get what your saying im not sure if i could even memorize half the bible though
I would try.

you just make the system for me! ☼

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SavedByGrace

Hey Simeon, if you wanted to memorize half the Bible you'd have to memorize 15,552 verses!!! lol ;)
Is no one but Simeon seeing my question, or is everyone afraid to answer? :P (jk) :)

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@SavedByGrace: I'm chicken. :) And schoolwork would get in the way.

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SavedByGrace

@BibleBeeJunior11--how could schoolwork get in the way if you are planning to do it for the rest of your life? :) Would you try to commit to that? This won't be an easy thing, obviously, or even as simple as "hard." But if you try to memorize at least two or three verses a day for the rest of your life, it could happen! Even if you ARE "chicken," two or three a day isn't THAT difficult, is it?

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Talia "StoryMaker"

@SavedByGrace:

Wow...how GREAT would that be, to actually know, word-for-word, the ENTIRE BIBLE. That would be incredible.

I doubt that any human being in their sinful, corrupt self could ever do that or even want to. But perhaps by the Spirit this could be so? After all, God CAN do anything.

I don't know if that's right for me, but to tell you the truth, that would be an awesome goal to strive for. :)

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Erika

SBG, I'm with you. It is encouraging to hear that God has given you the desire and determination to memorize the entire Bible. I have had that goal in my mind for several years. For the last few years I have been working on chapter and book memorization with the goal of memorizing the entire New Testament - and when I accomplish that goal, I will continue with the Old Testament. Yes, it is an overwhelmingly large project, but what better way can one spend his or her time?

Motivation in such an endeavor is important. It is easy to set such a goal from wrong motivations - pride, competitiveness, or desiring to be "super-spiritual." As with everything in life, the motivation must be the desire for a more intimate relationship with God. God may lead some to memorize the entire Bible. He may lead others to memorize a much smaller portion. The key is following Him wherever He leads - not following my own pride, competitiveness, or laziness. With such a large project, it is very easy to begin enthusiastically and then gradually trail off after a time. However, God is faithful and will keep us in that to which He has called us! After all, it is not only about memorizing the whole Bible but also about meditating upon the whole Bible as well. That brings depth of fellowship with Him!

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SavedByGrace

@Erika Wenzel--YES! That's exactly what I wanted to express! So true! I'm glad that you want to try as well. Now I won't feel as alone in my goal.
@Talia "StoryMaker"--actually, it IS possible! When I Googled (sorry if that's a brand name or something) "How to memorize the entire Bible," I said that it inspired me to try. But what I forgot to mention was that the post that I read was by a man who had actually done it! He also called a hundred Christians (or was it a thousand?) to follow what he did by God's power and make it their lifetime goal to memorize all sixty-six books, 1,189 chapters and 31,103 verses of the Bible. I want to do it and I was trying to spread the word when I made the comment calling ten people to try.

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Whoah, Erika Wenzel! I just looked at your account profile, and my jaw dropped! I wondered why I recognized your name, but it's because I see your name on the leaderboard every day! Only God could lead someone to memorize and try to learn THAT many chapters of His Word! Great job!

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Alex Watt

Dakota - Thanks for this post. I chuckled a bit when I saw the sad fact that 99% of the world population suffers from extreme memory loss. :) I think I'm one of the 99% who has decided that memorizing God's Word is important and worth the effort even if it doesn't come naturally. Like Andy said, God has a plan for all of us. We have to be careful we don't look down on people who don't yet memorize Scripture - we must see the log in our own eye before trying to remove the speck in our brother's. Nonetheless, let us not give up encouraging our brothers to meditate and memorize - starting with setting a good example. Thanks again for the great post!

Like Erika said, motivation is important. I actually think it is possible (this is scary) to memorize the entire Bible with a selfish, proud, sinful motivation and only hurt yourself in the process. That is the attitude of the Pharisees that we must beware of in our own hearts... I've also heard it said that if we wait to do something until our motivation is perfect, it is not going to happen - we all have that attitude sometimes and must ask God to change us. And of course, by God's grace, the opposite is true: we can memorize the Bible for God's glory and let it change us in the process. It is sharper than any double-edged sword, and penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, judging the thoughts attitudes of our hearts (Heb 4:12).

So let us keep memorizing and meditating, seeing the glory of God in His Word and seeking to reflect it in our lives. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (Eph 3:20-21, NIV)

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Rachel

@SBG Cool!!!! I might just try. : ) But you suggested it, so you have to do it too. : )

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BrookieNikole

@SBG - Count me in! I also have wanted to do this for a long time and have started working on the New Testament. It definitely will be a challenge, but well worth the work! :)

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SavedByGrace

@Rachel--I already said I would do it! :) And I'm glad you're trying as well.
@BrookeNicole--thank you for being the third (technically fourth, if you include me) volunteer for this huge, but rewarding, challenge.

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Rachel

OOps! Sorry. Missed that part. : )

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Matthew Minica

@SBG - I have had this in the back of my mind for a long time. Thank you for bringing it up! I want to be the fifth person to join your challenge - but please excuse me if it takes about 30 years! :)

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Andrew

@ SavedByGrace

I nearly choked 15thousand verses! Cool! How many in the whole bible?
I could try to memorize the whole bible, I should have it down pretty soon!
(few hundred years)

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SavedByGrace

@Matthew Minica--that's fine with me! :) I hope we will all be diligent as we do this. Memorizing God's Word is the most important earthly thing in our human lives.
@Simeon--yeah, it sure is a lot. There are 31, 103 verses in the Bible--23,145 in the Old Testament and 7,958 in the New Testament. At least, in the NIV. This may seem overwheliming, and it is, but if you realize the extreme importance of God's Word, it should be an almost easy task. Are you willing to be my fifth/sixth volunteer for this challenge?

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Matthew Minica

I am estimating that I have approximately 1250 verses memorized (many of them I have not added to Memverse yet), so I am about 4% done. Overwhelming? Yes, but not impossible!

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Andrew

@ SavedByGrace
sure I think ill be the sixth then.

@ Matthew Minica ohh I have like a third that many max.
have you been on memverse a while?

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Phil Walker

Saved by Grace - It is great to see your enthusiasm and how it is catching on to others. I have had the goal to memorize the whole NT minus Mark, the around 20 verses in Mark that aren't in MATTHEW or LUKE, PSALMS, PROVERBS, a verse from every chapter of the OT, and about 1/4 to 1/3 of the rest of the OT. At the age of 44, I am not sure how practical it is for me to be able to finish this goal. However, in the last few months I have switched my career from a 20+ love/hate relationship with teaching math to full time pursuing my passion and life calling of sharing a love for Scripture around the world, and I have married a wonderful, organized, like-minded woman to keep me on track, so who knows? I take great comfort from the truth that "Coming close to your goal doesn't count except in horseshoes, hand grenades, and Scripture memory." (and maybe a few other things) Even if I never memorize another verse, the priceless treasure of the Scripture I have memorized more than justifies my pursuing the original goal. I could name at least a hundred verses I have memorized that I would not trade for $1,000,000 if someone offered me that much to permantly erase the memory of that verse from my mind.

I would encourage a focus on keeping, meditating on, and treasuring the Scripture to those attempting the goal. I recently met someone who said he memorized the whole Bible and was rememorizing the NT a 2nd time. However, when I excitedly asked him to quote me some of his favorite verses, he could not even get close to quoting a single passage correctly. Please do not memorize just for an activity or just for the Bible Bee, only to forget the verses within a year or two.

To answer Dakota, one way to find referrals who tend to stick is to find a friend committed to Scripture memory, go with him to a homeschooling fair in St. Louis, tell everyone there about memverse and the Bible Bee, and spend some extra time sharing with and praying for any enthusiastic teenagers who seem interested. From my past experience, referrals you get with that formula tend to stick and might even develop a passion for encouraging others to memorize.

Your commitment to and investment in Memverse in particular and God's Word as a whole is a joy and inspiration to me!!!

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@SBG- I think I'll just do the Bible Bee for now...then finish the rest I haven't memorized after I turn 19. :)

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Marie Morris (Bible Bee)

I will join you while I work on my last year of Bible Bee studying!

This is a wonderful goal!

I heard at teh 2009 nationals that someone had calculated that if a senior memorized all 2009 senior verses they would have 5% of the Bible memorized. I think this is wonderful.

Has anyone calculated the precentages for each book and for the other years of Bible Bee?

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SavedByGrace

@Marie Morris--thanks for being my seventh (sixth, actually) volunteer! Now if you could just stay in the Senior category for twenty years, memorizing all of them and getting new ones every time, there you go! :) I'm almost surprised that so many people are willing to try this incredible feat. And remember--don't give up! There will be so many temptations prompting you to skip trying to memorize for a day or two, but pray every time those temptations come! This is eternally important!

@BBJ11--that's all right. As long as you are still memorizing and will do this eventually, it's totally fine!

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I just went back to the article I Googled (sorry again if that's a brand name), which I hadn't seen in a while, and I saw that his goal is much more amazing than mine, and not just the 1000 that, before, I thought he had asked to join him. He called 1,000,000 Christians around the world to do it!! Now that I'm seeing that, I'm not just going to stop at ten volunteers for the purpose of memorizing the Bible. I'm going to go for the impossible.
Would ONE HUNDRED Memverse users or passersby who see this comment be willing to comment that they would want to join with me and many others striving toward a common (yet unthinkable) goal? With God all things are possible! This can happen! Do that many people have the courage to stand and try--for the glory of God, not their own?

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Josiah DeGraaf

Marie: The link below shows how many verses are in each book of the BIble and how many verses are in the Bible as a whole; you could probably be able to quickly calculate percentages with a calculator:

http://www.deafmissions.com/tally/bkchptrvrs.html

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Rachel

I think I'm going to just do the Bible Bee for now and gradually progress through the Bible.......

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SavedByGrace

@Rachel--so does that make you a volunteer? If you are gradually progressing, that still counts as trying to memorize it, right? Are you willing to stick with this and become my seventh volunteer for the challenge?

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Angela

@SBG - I will volunteer! I've been thinking about this since yesterday when I first read your post, and I think I will try. Do you think, at some point (no rush!) we should make a group on Memverse to keep each other on track?

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SavedByGrace

@Angela--I think it's a great idea, but what exactly do you mean by "group"? A group of commenters? Thanks for being the eighth volunteer (out of [hopefully] 100!) for this challenge! Looks like you're about 3.2% of the way there already! :)

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Joshua Harrell

Please count me in while there is still time. I do not think it would be too monumental a challenge to try to memorize it in 16-22 years. Come back to me in about 25 years, and see if I did it.

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SavedByGrace

Great, Joshua Harrell! If I am calculating correctly (don't be surprised if I'm not), it should be possible if you memorize around 3.4 verses per day. :) Not too hard, huh? In the National Junior Category, you have to do at least eight verses per day! If you hide it in your heart and actually keep them in mind for that long, then you can do it! You're the ninth volunteer! If there are enough willing members on Memverse, we only need 91 more volunteers! That is, if BBJ11 and Rachel are actually volunteers, though they never stated such outrightly. Thank you, all nine of you! These are the people I believe volunteered, at least after they are too old for the Bible Bee:
1. Erika Wenzel
2. BrookeNicole
3. Matthew Minica
4. Simeon (KJV)
5. BibleBeeJunior11 (NASB)?
6. Marie Morris (Bible Bee NIV)
7. Rachel?
8. Angela
9. Joshua Harrell

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Nathan

@ Saved by Grace, I'm here. Lord willing I hope to memorize the Bible in my lifetime. I've been working at it the past year and trying to get others to memorize it with me. I have one sister and one old not amish any more but doesn't really believe in computers friend that are memorizing the Bible also. Keep spreading the word and thank you very much. I will also try to get as many people enlisted as possible. Remember the three things that matter in life are Jesus Christ the souls of men and God's precious word. And may we never forget that it is a privilige to be able to own a Bible.

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Josiah DeGraaf

I'm unsure if I want to put my name to this or not... I really would like to do it, but if I make a goal I tend to try and stick to it, and I'm not sure how easy it will be, especially when I get older, and as I hear from other, older people, it begins to get harder for me to memorize. My current goals right now is to memorize the book of Psalms before I get out of college and to memorize the NT in my lifetime, and then as much as the OT as I can... Maybe in 10-20 years I'll have decided :)

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Sarah Stelzl

Wow! I am going to make it MY goal to memorize the whole Bible!!!

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Sarah Stelzl

And for all of you who are struggling with the idea of taking on such a huge goal... the more you memorize the easier it gets to memorize! You can't go wrong with making a goal, especially such an imporant one as this! I think goals are important, because I find personally that they motivate me to spend my time working toward something structured and important, rather than just doing random unproductive things...so now, when I am making the daily choice as to how I'll fill my time throughout the day, I'll be motivated to turn to Scripture and this HUGE goal I just made!!!

Go for it!
Philippians 4:13

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Josiah DeGraaf

Yes; although the goal seems huge, some slow working toward it can do it. For example, if you memorize 500 verses a year, which is around 10 verses a week, you could memorize the whole Bible in 60 years; so if you're 8-10-14-17-whatever, that would mean that you could have memorized the whole BIble before you're 80.

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SavedByGrace

@God's little child--thanks for joining! I saw how much you've already gotten through and see that you're pretty much farther ahead than any of us! Keep up the good work!
@Josiah DeGraaf--I guess it kind of makes you a volunteer if you are going to at least try to do part of it in your lifetime. It's totally okay if you don't finish all of this--it's a huge goal! But it's great that you will try!
@Sarah Stelzl (KJV version)--you sure sound enthusiastic! It looks like I have a twelfth volunteer! LET'S DO THIS!!!!

P.S.
It's important to remember that none of us know how long we will live. We should put everything into this, knowing that we could have our lives ended before we finish. This will be a great tool in witnessing to others, but if you don't put your trust in God to apply it to what we do, you could waste all of that knowledge on yourself. We are to keep the Word in our hearts, but we are also to share it with others!

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Rachel

Yes! I am sooooo in! Since I am 10, I will (if I live that long: ) ) still be memorizing when I have children. Maybe I could make this a goal for my future family............... : )

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SavedByGrace

Great idea, Rachel!!! I hadn't thought of that! We could teach our kids (if we live that long :) ) to do this even while we still are! Passing on memorization of God's Word from generation to generation is a GREAT idea!!
P.S.--Glad you're for sure with me in this!

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Matthew Minica

@Simeon: Yes, I have been on Memverse since late November of last year. I was told about it by Daniel Staddon at the 2010 National Bible Bee.

Even if you only have about 400 verses memorized, remember that you have much more than about 99% of Christians do! A sad thing, though I meant it as a compliment. :(

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Andrew

@ Josiah DeGraaf
thanks alot! I was hoping to have it memorized by the time I was 40!

@ Matthew Minica
I'll have to total up the verses

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Andrew

@ Alex Watt

I wondered if the time on this coment(and all other coments) was set wrong (just wondering)

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Alex Watt

Simeon - All times are recorded in coordinated universal time (UTC), formerly known as Greenwich mean time (GMT). At some point I expect you will be able to set your local time zone in your profile and see all times according to that. :) Thanks.

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ZachB

Wow, Alex!

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Andrew

thanks alex

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SavedByGrace

Uh, Alex? I would like to refer someone to Memverse, but how do they tell Memverse that I referred them when they sign in?

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@SBG - I will commit to it!!!!

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Dakota Lynch

SavedByGrace,

By going to your referrals page you'll be given a link to send to your friends so that, when they sign up, you'll automatically be added as their referrer. If they sign up without this link you'll need to have them add you manually on this same page.

Also, for future tech-related questions I would recommend using the feedback button the sidebar. Surprisingly, I've found that people can usually get quicker responses since your question will be sent to an entire team of technical support via email.

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SavedByGrace

@BBJ11--Great!
@Dakota Lynch--Thanks for the answer and the advice!

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SavedByGrace

Oh yeah, one more thing. I should know this, but I have no idea how I'm supposed to make a link... to anything. I'm sure someone here does--probably EVERYONE but me.

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†Andrew† (Junior § ESV)

@SBG I'm with ya! I want to memorize the whole bible throught my life! Imagine how awesome it would be to know all that. I'm not sure if I will be abvle to do it, but I'm going to try.

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SavedByGrace

@AndrewBibleBeeJunior11(NASB)--GREAT!!! I'm so glad this many people are actually willing to do this! I have thirteen people with me so far. Anyone willing to be a fourteenth?

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Andrew

SavedByGrace- dont feel bad I dont know how to make a link either and on the disscussion of what we dont know, how do I(anyone) make a blog post like "Tell Someone about Memverse" or "Study Stack for NIV Bible Bee" is it certain people that can write them?

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Josiah DeGraaf

@Simeon: Yes; only certain people can write them. I believe the people that can write them are Andy, Alex, River la Belle, Dakota Lynch, and Phil Walker.

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Andrew

@ Josiah DeGraaf so I-Im-Im not special enough?They-they dont like me or somthing,is that what it is? (jk) :)
ok thanks for the imformation. what about links though?if you know.

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Josiah DeGraaf
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SavedByGrace

Yes, Josiah DeGraaf, that's what I mean. I should know how to do it, but I don't. Joshua Harrell recently told me, but I don't know what a "url" is, which is what he told me to use to do it.

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Joshua Harrell

A url is simply a web address. It is the name of the website you are going to. For example, if you are reading this comment, the url is probably www.memverse.com/blog/main/Tell_Someone_About_Memverse_

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His Servant

@SBG: A "URL' is just the link, isn't is Josiah? I believe that a url is what you type in to get to a certain site. This is a url: http://www.memverse.com/blog

Isn't that right, Josiah? Tell me if I'm wrong, please.

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SavedByGrace

So all you do is type in the name of the website and it will automatically make it a link? I'm asking because I DO want to tell someone about Memverse (through email) and I can't figure out how to make a link to it.

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Joshua Harrell

SavedByGrace (NIV), Yes. It doesn't appear with the green underline when you type it in on your comment, but it does after you post it. It would definitely work on email. Bethany (Bible Bee), Yes. here is a definition of URL.
Internet address: an address identifying the location of a file on the Internet, consisting of the protocol, the computer on which the file is located, and the file's location on that computer.
Full form Uniform Resource Locator

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Josiah DeGraaf

@Bethany (Bible BEE). Yes. That is a url.

@SavedbyGrace: Do what Bethany Joy said.

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SavedByGrace

Thanks, guys! It worked!

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His Servant

@Josiah: Good, I was hoping that was what it was...because I didn't want to say something that wasn't true, and then confues him even more :)

Oh and one more thing, just in case you didn't know, "Bethany Joy" and "Bethany (Bible Bee)" are both me :) I have two different accounts. One for Bible Bee and also one for other verses that I'm learning.

@SBG: Good! I'm glad it worked for you!

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Matthew Minica

Could we make a churchgroup for this project? Let me know what you think!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

I was reading in a book and the author was writing about how he had done some math ... and found out if you are 14 now, you can have the whole New Testement memorized by the time you are 30 if you memorize 8 verses a week....or something like that.

For all of you considering memorizing the entire Bible, GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! I could do it...but you know, that's a BIG asignment. It would take alot, and I mean ALOT of dedication, preserverance, and endurence to finish something like that.

But think of all the value and rewards you would receive! I mean, you're a walking Bible! Now how many of those do you find out there? But anyway...back to by point. Think of all the riches you inherit in heaven...I'm at a lost for words........................... well....this is incredible what you guys are taking on.

oh my...what a big comment. all the thoughts that ran through my head at reading all those encouraging comments. I'm not sure if I could do the ENTIRE Bible, but you never know! Maybe in who knows how many years I'll be on Memverse and typing out the entire bible. :)

God bless you all!!!!!!

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Andrew

@ Rachel Crosswhite (KJV)
do you know who the author was and what the book was called? i want to look it up if i can(library/internet) thanks.

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Joshua Harrell

Simeon, It is "One hundred thousand dollar Word" by Daniel Staddon.

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Daniel Staddon was the grand prize senior winner of the first ever National Bible Bee (2009)

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Rachel

My mom owns that book!!!!

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Heidi Schreiber

whoa, this is amazing--I actually just recently decided I want to memorize the entire Bible before I die. Unfortunately when I googled it I found it seemed to be an almost foreign concept. But just now I came across all you wonderful people committing to the same thing..what an encouragement!

put my name down, for sure. :)

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SavedByGrace

Yes! Thank you, Heidi Schreiber! You are fully accepted as a fourteenth volunteer! Looks like God brought you here on purpose! I'm glad that another person is willing to join me!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

I heard somewhere that our brain is a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you will have. The human brain can do so many things...I also heard that most people ONLY use about 2% of their entire brain "storage" and Albert Einstine used about 15%. Thought that was so neat!

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SlaveOfChrist

@ RC: I actually heard somewhere recently that that 2% thing is a total myth. It would be nice if our brains have that much potential, but I don't think it's true.

The proof I've heard is that scientists have operated upon live humans' brains, and no matter what part of the brain is disabled, it always stops the person from performing a certain function. If we only used 2% of our brains, then the scientists could disable the right 98% of our brains and we could function normally. It's just not the case.

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vburk

I have a question. Okay, so I referred someone, with the referral link, and it didn't designate my as their referrer. Is something wrong, or did I do it wrong?

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Matthew Minica

@vburk - I think what was meant to be done was that your referral should have used the link, not yourself. If you have future problems like this, please put your questions on the support forum: http://getsatisfaction.com/memverse

By the way, did anybody see my question several days ago about making a churchgroup for this memorizing the whole Bible project? I'm not sure if it would be appropriate to do this, so I was asking for a second opinion.

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SavedByGrace

@Matthew Minica--what do you mean by a churchgroup? Do you want us to ask people in our churches if they want to join?

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Nathan

@ Matthew Minca I don't see any problem with that I will probably stay with Journey to the Heart though just because it feels more like my church to me and by the way if anybody has gone on a C.I. before we could make that a church.

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Matthew Minica

What I meant by a churchgroup, SBG, was a church on the leaderboard on Memverse, like the ones that were memorizing 1 John did several months ago. I, for one, am willing to give up Church of God (7th Day) because I am the only active member! That is why I changed my church back to Bible Bee. If we got enough more people willing to give up their current church (and with the Bible Bee right now, I'm not sure if that will happen), then we could make a new church for this project. I don't know, it might be just another one of those ideas of mine. :)

God's little child, what is a C.I.?

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SavedByGrace

Oh, that's what you meant. Well... um... I definitely WOULD like to make a churchgroup, but... I would really like to stay in my church category. We finally got on the Church Leaderboard when I invited some of my friends from church to join (we're Heritage Reformed Baptist Church), and I kind of don't want to make it slip back down to only three people on it and take away 120 of its memorized verses. It's not a silly idea to make a churchgroup, but I would just rather stay with my own. Sorry! But if anyone else wants to join, I'm not saying it's a bad idea. Go ahead! What do you want to call it?

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2 Corinthians 5:17

CA - I wasn't sure about the brain thing but you never know!

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SavedByGrace

Yeah, it WOULD be really cool if our brains had that much potential and it could be unlocked. It would totally make memorizing things--specifically the Bible--much, much easier. If that WERE true, the person who could unlock that much learning knowledge could... well, I don't know, since I'm not that person. But of course, if that were true, I'm sure someone, since mankind has a naturally wretched heart, would use it for evil purposes. So maybe that's why God didn't make us that way... :)

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2 Corinthians 5:17

all I know is that our brains CAN hold alot ;)

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Nathan

This is so exciting we have ten people or maybe even more on memverse that have 1,000 or more verses memorized. Praise the Lord !

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Alex Watt

God's little child: Wow, I hadn't noticed that - praise the Lord! Congratulations to Mariah for making 10!

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His Servant

God's little child - that is VERY exciting! I hope to add and memorize all my Bible Bee verses which will put me up to 800. Soon, we'll have an 11th person :) Actually, I think it will take me awhile to memorize all 800 of them...I have about 160 done =)

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Leal Grace

Hi. My name is Grace. I am 9 years old. I am so excited that my country the Philippines is now in 9th place and my church Fountain of Life Christian Community is in 40th place!! I can't wait to tell more people about memverse and the Bible.

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leal christian m. juat

Good job, Grace. And welcome to memverse, Jireh!! You can help both the Philippines and Fountain of Life Christian Fellowship go even higher!!

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Matthew Minica

@SBG: I think that with such a long-term project like this, it would probably be a better idea just to stay with our own churches. I am posting an idea on the support forum about having multiple churches at one time.

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ZachB

@ Andy - My sister signed up as PrincessChloe but never received the verification email. Can you activate her account, please?

Thank you,

Z

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Leal Grace

Thank you, Bethany Joy. I love your butterfly picture. Have you ever been to the Philippines where I live?

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Andy

@Zachary - are you sure that was the username? I don't see anyone with that username or the email address mentioned in the feedback forum. Try signing up again and I'll make sure it gets activated.

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His Servant

Leal Grace - You're welcome! No, I have never been to the Philippines...actually, I have never been out of the States. Maybe one day I'll go overseas :)

BTW, just in case you might be confused, I am Bethany Joy :) I have two different accounts and I was under the other one when I did that comment :)

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LoisB

RE: New account - PrincessChloe
Andy - I can do this again, but will we get 'bounced' for using a 'used' email account since it seems members cannot share an email account on here? More or less curious before starting the process over again. I was pretty sure this was what she signed up under - also check possibly ChloeB?? Now that so much time has passed, we're pretty unsure of the details anymore. (So sorry about that). Pretty sure it was clzbaas email account (not sure if hotmail or msn though).

If this is still too confusing or does not bring clarity to the account to set it up, then we'll just retry, hoping that we can still sign up w/o an email account issue due to being one 'already used'.

Thank you for your assistance. She's been rather anxious to get on here.

Lois :)

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Andy

Lois - you should be able to sign up now as we do periodically clear out the accounts that aren't activated.

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LoisB

TY, Andy - will do this now. I'll keep you posted if we run into an issue w/ activation again. :)

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LoisB

@ Andy - I blew it again! :-( I just learned (AFTER trying to create an account) that the email addie I used is no longer active! So...now what do you propose to do. She IS now under PrincessChloe -- Really! :) But the email addie is not active and therefore we will not be able to get a verification email from memverse.

Sorry...

Lois

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Andy

Lois - I have activated the account but please, please, please ensure that you have a valid email address associated with it.

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ZachB

Thank you, Andy!

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LoisB

Hey Andy - that was the whole point of my 'caught' error! Very sorry for the inconvenience and very appreciative of your patience w/ me. :) Received the activation email. TY!!

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Chloe

I'm in!! Thank you so much! :)

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SavedbyJesusChrist

How do you make a flyer?


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