Hannah Kohner

Hannah Kohner

Memorizing 365: Lessons from a Verse a Day

Memorizing 365: Lessons from a Verse a Day
In 2022, I set a goal to memorize 365 verses in 365 days. My reason was simple: If Scripture memorization was as important as I was making it out to be, should I not give it the daily attention it deserves? At the very least, shouldn't I give it the same attention as other tasks I believe to be less important?    As N.A. Woychuk once said, "God specifically commands us to memorize His word so that we can have it in our hearts. This is His will and plan for us. We cannot escape it. We dare not say to Him, ‘I don’t have time,’ or ‘I just cannot memorize.’ The second reason why we must memorize Scripture is because we cannot really ‘live’ without it.” ...
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More Than a Memory

More Than a Memory
Life is filled with memories. Some we forget, some we don't. One memory I'll never forget is from when I was just three years old. I remember listening from the backseat of the car as my mom would play Scripture songs on the CD player.   Each verse I heard was essential in developing a new love for God's Word. I soon realized that although these songs were great pastimes, the verses attached to them couldn't afford to remain as such. They needed to be more than a distant memory in my life.    For this positive outcome, I had to exercise intentionality and consistency. I had to set my mind on memorization—not just observation. As with most things in life that we retain, my Scripture memory journey began with an intentional desire to remember.  ...
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Lessons on Scripture Memorization from Psalm 136

Lessons on Scripture Memorization from Psalm 136
I remember the first time my eyes glanced over Psalm 136 and read its words with one thought in mind: What if I memorized this chapter?  It seemed like a daunting task. Memorizing verses of praise and reflection on God’s mighty acts towards His people seemed like an encouraging place to land a Scripture memory goal - but there were twenty-six verses.   ...
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First Impression is the Last Impression?

First Impression is the Last Impression?
“And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15). I still remember the first time I met young people passionate about memorizing God's Word. I was around fifteen years old and had just joined a new sport that, to my surprise, centered on Bible memory. The company's director had developed an optional program to memorize dozens of verses throughout the year. On top of that, my coach had already committed several books of the Bible to memory. I soon found out that nearly every peer of mine was participating in this optional program, and oddly enough, they enjoyed it. I spent a few months observing from the sidelines before finding myself going home with a list of verses in hand. Then the question arose: How do I memorize a Bible verse? ...
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It’s Always Been Within Reach

It’s Always Been Within Reach
"What does this Bible verse mean? Do you think there's a reason you are sitting next to me on the airplane right now? Is God trying to get my attention?" the young Jordanian girl asked me while looking intently into my eyes. Our plane had just begun its descent into Minneapolis. She wanted an answer, and my Bible was underneath the seat in front of me.  I was twelve years old when I began my desperate search for ways to effectively share the gospel with unbelievers. ...
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Does Frequency Matter?

Does Frequency Matter?
How often should I memorize Scripture? Is it okay to go months without memorizing at all? Does frequency matter? You might face these questions as you start on your Scripture memorization journey.  The best way to find answers to these questions is by going to Scripture itself. Psalm 119:9-11 ...
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Overcoming Stress With Bible Memory

Is it possible to live without stress amidst the busyness of the 21st century? In this bonus episode of The Scripture Memory Podcast, we'll learn the biblical answer. Fellow host and Executive Director of Scripture Memory Fellowship, Dakota Lynch, will highlight the connection between Scripture ...
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Memorizing Scripture in a Fast-Paced Society

Memorizing Scripture in a Fast-Paced Society
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5:15-16) In today's fast-paced society, it isn't difficult to find ourselves subconsciously trying to keep up with its pace. When the world tells us to purchase a ...
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