In the days when various books and letters that now form the Bible were first being spread across the globe, most of it was shared orally.
Leaders in various communities or churches would either recite from memory or read a letter to a large group of people. This method of hearing the Bible read aloud has been lost in our current society.
So has Bible memory.
As I complete each new book of my goal to memorize the whole New Testament of the Bible, I will be recording myself recite each book from memory. Each video represents one continuous recitation and does contain some minor errors and slip-ups.
Feel free to watch the videos here or go directly to the YouTube playlist where all of these videos will be housed.
Book of Galatians
The book of Galatians is Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia.
In this letter, you’ll hear Paul’s desperate plea with the churches to return to the original gospel that they accepted and stop turning toward the legalism of the law.
Book of Philippians
The book of Philippians is a letter from Paul and Timothy to the churches in Philippi.
In this letter Paul encourages the churches there to remain unwavering in their faith despite his own incarceration and to live their lives as worthy of God (1:27).
Book of Colossians
The book of Colossians is a letter from Paul and Timothy to the churches in Colossae.
The main purpose of this letter was to address the issue of false teaching and to speak up against conflicting elements of Christianity. This letter, therefore, played a critical role in building the proper view of Christ amidst the Colossian heresy.
Book of 1 Thessalonians
I love this book written by Paul, Silas and Timothy to the church in Thessalonica. In addition to being an upbeat letter to a church whose faith is strong, it’s also very encouraging.
The latter half of the book dives into much of end times theology in a positive way.
Book of 2 Thessalonians
The book of 2 Thessalonians, written by Paul to the churches in Thessalonica, is fascinating not only because of the persecutions and trials that the churches are enduring, but because the book goes into detail about the coming of the Lord, the “man of lawlessness” and many other elements of the end times that are honestly a bit confusing.
Book of Titus
The book of Titus was written by Paul and sent to Titus, a young man whom he had left in Crete.
Throughout this letter, Paul encourages Titus to set up godly leadership within the churches in Crete and shares with him the character traits that should (and shouldn’t) be present among the men, women and youth of the church.
Book of Philemon
The book of Philemon, which is one of the shortest book in the Bible (1 chapter, 25 verses), was written by Paul to his friend Philemon.
In this letter, Paul encourages Philemon to welcome back Onesimus, a young man who used to work for Philemon but ran away and served Paul for a short time.
Book of James
The book of James was a letter from the leader of the church in Jerusalem named James, or in some translations, “Jacob”.
This is a book packed with so much wisdom about faith, action, trials and perseverance. James has been one of my favorites to memorize so far!
Book of Jude
The book of Jude is a fascinating, short letter from Jude, or “Judah” as it may have been pronounced.
In this letter, Jude warns about the problems regarding false teachers that have entered the church and are threatening the faith of God’s holy people. Believers are told to fight for the truth and stand firm with their beliefs.