Dakota Lynch

Dakota Lynch

Podcast: Why Is Scripture Memory Important?

SMF was recently interviewed on The Stewardology Podcast by Life Institute. In this episode, we examine the important question, "Why is Scripture Memory important?" Whether you need some fresh motivation to keep memorize yourself or you'd like to persuade your friends to begin memorizing, this ...
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The Secret to Memorizing Scripture

When it comes to memorizing Scripture, one of the most common obstacles is the idea that it will be easier tomorrow, next week, or next month. We tell ourselves that the busyness of the moment will soon pass and that, when it does, we will get back to Scripture memory and the other spiritual ...
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It's Harvest Time!

By every standard, 2020 has been an unusual year. When nearly all of our spring and summer events were cancelled, it seemed difficult to find a silver lining to the dark cloud of COVID-19. But it soon became clear: God was at work, and the end result was a tremendous year filled with progress and opportunities. In the words of Joseph, “God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day” (Gen. 50:20). Here are just a few examples of how God has been at work this year: ...
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Mountains & Sandcastles

"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” (Psalm 90:2) If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life as we know it can change. Our careers, plans, and hobbies can quickly vanish and give way ...
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Rewiring Our Hearts

“The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psa. 119:130) In a time when darkness and confusion prevail, God’s Word is the ultimate source of light and understanding. I was recently reminded of this truth after completing a small home improvement ...
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Debunking 3 Myths About Memorizing Scripture

Perhaps the most common Scripture memory myth is the idea that hiding God's Word in your heart requires a prodigious memory. The truth is, yes, you do have a bad memory — and that's exactly why you ought to be memorizing Scripture! If that seems counter-intuitive, think of it this way: athletes may be in excellent shape physically, but they don't benefit from exercise as much as those who are out of shape ...
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The Unopened Toolbox

In nearly every area of life, doing something well requires a certain amount of homework. Successfully installing a new light fixture, assembling a bookshelf, or changing the oil in your car is unlikely to go smoothly if you don’t at least read the instructions. Depending on the size and ...
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When Memorizing Isn't Fun Anymore

Memorizing Scripture is one of the most worthwhile ways to spend time. By hiding God’s Word in your heart, you will be well-prepared for the day of adversity (Psa. 119:92), well-equipped to share the Gospel (Rom. 10:17), and well-guarded against sin (Psa. 119:11). But what do you do when ...
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When Life Doesn't Seem Wonderful

In the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey gives up his dream of traveling the world. He instead stays in the small town of Bedford Falls where he manages a small building and loan company. After years of selfless service to his friends and neighbors, George finds ...
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Got Peace?

Life can be stressful. As the alarm sounds each morning, you wake up to find work, school, meal prep, and soccer practice all headed your way at top speed. Another day, another 16 hours of chaos. In the midst of this daily struggle, peace often feels like an idealistic fantasy. That's why the word " ...
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