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Let's form an adventure party whose goal is to memorize Bible verses and encourage one another along the way!the goonies jewels GIF

 

 

It's fun to pick the same verse. That way we can talk about what the verse means to us. So, I've chosen a couple of verses. However, as the treasure hunt leader, I'm pretty easy going, so if you have another verse you'd rather work on, that's fine too.

 

The verse for the challenge is;

Philipippians 3:12-14

The following is in ESV, but feel free to go with another translation

Not that I have already obtained this,  or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ has made me his own.  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,I press onward toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

a couple of notes:

remember that when the Bible says perfect, it is talking about being complete.What Paul is talking about is making us complete in Christ. In other words, making us more like Christ.

 

I'd recommend reading the whole chapter in order to give yourself a good grounding in what this verse is talking about, or even better the whole book.

 

Let's go!

 

tagging @Starpuck and @NightWatcher13 @MrsVan

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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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Here here here!!    Will crack into this tonight!

 

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17 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

The following is in ESV, but feel free to go with another translation

 

I LOVE ESV VERSION :D 

 

I'm in!

 

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Philipippians 3:12-14

 

Not that I have already obtained this,  or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ has made me his own.  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,I press onward toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Just reposting it, so I can see it every time I hop in here real fast.  :D It's like, writing out ... in digital times?

 

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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On 2/15/2021 at 5:15 PM, Artemis Prime said:

Ooh, I'm up for a Bible challenge. I've been using biblememory.com to work on memorization this year.

Yay, glad to see you. I looked at that but couldn't tell if it cost anything or not. I paid for one Bible memory app, and it's super hard to use and cost more to get other versions beside KJV, so I pretty much feel like it was a waste of money. But it seems like having it on an app, I could study it while I was waiting in line at places

On 2/16/2021 at 9:48 AM, Wild Wolf said:

 

I LOVE ESV VERSION :D 

 

I'm in!

 

Wolf

Yay, glad to see you

13 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Philipippians 3:12-14

 

Not that I have already obtained this,  or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ has made me his own.  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,I press onward toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Just reposting it, so I can see it every time I hop in here real fast.  :D It's like, writing out ... in digital times?

 

Good idea. When I posted it above, I was going to copy and paste, and decided to type it out, It did help a bit

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How's everyone doing?

 

Today I finally remembered to write the verse on a card.Now, after I read my Bible, I can study the verse a bit. As I was writing it out, the part that jumped out at me  was;I press on... because Christ has made me  His own. We follow Him, because He has called us and made us His own-that is pretty amazing.

 

After I started this, I remembered that I will be on vacation for a bit this challenge. I'll actually have more time to work on it during vacation, but not sure how much I will post here.

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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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10 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

I looked at that but couldn't tell if it cost anything or not. I paid for one Bible memory app, and it's super hard to use and cost more to get other versions beside KJV, so I pretty much feel like it was a waste of money. But it seems like having it on an app, I could study it while I was waiting in line at places

There are some features behind a paywall, but I just use the free version. I'm more often on the desktop version and I like typing out the verse with a keyboard (feels more like writing it to ingrain it in my brain) but the app is nice for quick reviews when I'm killing time on my phone and trying to do it in a productive way.

 

10 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

because Christ has made me  His own

I really liked this line too. Also, "for the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus" to remind me that God's call is a prize, not an obligation.

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29 minutes ago, Artemis Prime said:

to remind me that God's call is a prize, not an obligation.

Such a great reminder on looking at the perspective correctly!!

 

10 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

We follow Him, because He has called us and made us His own-that is pretty amazing.

I love when studying scriptures, two different sources line up to talk to you at the same time.   My devotional last night was in John, and was talking about how Jesus prays for US, because we are His.  

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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I usually use NIV for mine :) 

 

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

 

On 2/18/2021 at 8:21 AM, Artemis Prime said:

I really liked this line too. Also, "for the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus" to remind me that God's call is a prize, not an obligation.

This, but also it reminds us that we'll never have it all figured out either - it's a journey, not a destination, and we're all a work in progress. I like that it encourages us to continue pressing onward, rather than looking at what we have achieved and saying "Ya know what, I've done enough." - which is an easy mindset to fall into

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Got 95% on my verse review this morning.

I did a little digging on the phrase "forgetting what lies behind" since I was curious whether Paul meant forgetting past sins or forgetting the other goals that the world calls us to instead of pursuing Christ. Found this line: Christians can learn from the past, but we are not bound to the things we have done. Instead of being chained by our past mistakes, we can move forward, knowing that we carry Christ's forgiveness.

 

As someone who struggles to accept when I've made a mistake and move on, I find this very freeing.

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15 hours ago, Artemis Prime said:

Got 95% on my verse review this morning.

I did a little digging on the phrase "forgetting what lies behind" since I was curious whether Paul meant forgetting past sins or forgetting the other goals that the world calls us to instead of pursuing Christ. Found this line: Christians can learn from the past, but we are not bound to the things we have done. Instead of being chained by our past mistakes, we can move forward, knowing that we carry Christ's forgiveness.

 

As someone who struggles to accept when I've made a mistake and move on, I find this very freeing.

That's good. I was thinking of it as Christ's forgiveness for sins, and also things that weren't sins, but mistakes or things we wished we'd done differently. We can trust that God will work all those things out for His good.As I write this, I'm thinking about  the fact that way too often I'll go over a conversation I had with someone,  and thinking of all the ways I could have said it better, and worrying. I need to seek forgiveness if I said  something sinful, but if it's just stewing over  whether I said it right , I need to just ask Christ to bless it and look forward to the next thing He has called me to do. I do have a habit of looking back, and I need to remember Christ's forgiveness, and move forward.

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I love the insights that are being shared here on this!!! :D

 

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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I've done pretty awful with all things regarding this challenge to be honest.

 

I DO, however, keep coming back here to read it and that's more than I'd have been doing if we weren't doing all this. :)

 

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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16 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

I've done pretty awful with all things regarding this challenge to be honest.

 

I DO, however, keep coming back here to read it and that's more than I'd have been doing if we weren't doing all this. :)

 

That's good. I've struggled too. My brain has gotten out of the habit of memorizing.

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Got a 93% on this over the weekend. 

Finally got around to reading the entire chapter and the comment in verse 20 about our citizenship in heaven stuck out to me because I was just reading about this in another passage. I don't have my notes in front of me now, but basically the Philippians took great pride in their status as Roman citizens and there was a whole mythos around living "like a Roman" that really persists to modern times. So Paul is directly linking that attitude to our citizenship in heaven, basically saying that it's okay to be proud of our relationship with God, and that this pride should motivate us to pursue greater Christ-likeness. So there's a difference between that kind of pride and the sinful pride of thinking too much of ourselves. Which explains why he lays out so clearly that he realizes he is not perfect but he intends to keep striving towards perfection.

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2 hours ago, Artemis Prime said:

Got a 93% on this over the weekend. 

Finally got around to reading the entire chapter and the comment in verse 20 about our citizenship in heaven stuck out to me because I was just reading about this in another passage. I don't have my notes in front of me now, but basically the Philippians took great pride in their status as Roman citizens and there was a whole mythos around living "like a Roman" that really persists to modern times. So Paul is directly linking that attitude to our citizenship in heaven, basically saying that it's okay to be proud of our relationship with God, and that this pride should motivate us to pursue greater Christ-likeness. So there's a difference between that kind of pride and the sinful pride of thinking too much of ourselves. Which explains why he lays out so clearly that he realizes he is not perfect but he intends to keep striving towards perfection.

Thanks, this is good. Also, in the beginning of the chapter he lists all the things he could be proud of-but says they were rubbish compared to righteousness given to him by Christ. All of this gives a clearer picture of what we are striving for.

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@Artemis Prime

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and anyone else I may have 

How did everyone do? I'm about 90% there.  Do we want to do another verse, or keep working on this one? 

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The last couple times I've tested, I've been holding pretty steady at about 95%. I think I'm at about 3 weeks between reviews at this point, so I'm ready to start working on another one.

"For God did not give us a spirit of fear; but a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline". - 2 Timothy 1:7

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -Gandalf

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14 hours ago, Artemis Prime said:

The last couple times I've tested, I've been holding pretty steady at about 95%. I think I'm at about 3 weeks between reviews at this point, so I'm ready to start working on another one.

Sounds good? Do you want to pick the verse this time?

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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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What do we think of hopping to the Old Testament and doing the beginning of Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1-3?

 

And Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. [ESV]

"For God did not give us a spirit of fear; but a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline". - 2 Timothy 1:7

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -Gandalf

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3 hours ago, Artemis Prime said:

What do we think of hopping to the Old Testament and doing the beginning of Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1-3?

 

And Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. [ESV]

That sounds like a great idea. I love that prayer

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