This last weekend I decided it would be (difficult, cool, challenging) to memorize the entire “Sermon on the Mount”.
The “Sermon on the Mount” is the longest recorded teaching of Jesus. It is found in the book of Matthew and includes chapters 5, 6 and 7. I haven’t actively committed scripture to memory in years. I know it is something I need to be doing.
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
I’ll be perfectly honest; I struggle with sin. I feel exactly like Paul when he said: “For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” As I memorize these 111 verses of the very words of Christ I hope that they will help me live a life more honoring to God. When I shared my plan with my men’s Sunday school class several of them expressed their interest in joining me.
At the end of this post is a link to the PDF document I have put together for the men. It is the New King James Version of the “Sermon on the Mount” and covers Matthew 5, 6 and 7. I would encourage you to join us in this spiritual journey. You should print using a color printer. We are memorizing the words of Christ and seeing the red letters helps us remember this.
I told the guys on Sunday: “It’s worth a shot. If you fail and don’t get it all memorized you really haven’t failed at all. You have taken the time to actually commit to memory some of God’s Word. Failure is impossible.”
Sermon on the Mount (Right click to save to your computer)