The Daniel ChallengeBy Dan Vis
December 07, 2016
Our church recently conducted a Memory Challenge of its own: the entire book of Daniel. We divided the book into small portions, encouraged every member to participate, and set a target date. Then, we prepared blank sheets for each passage, and arranged them in order on a loooonnnng table out in the foyer (some were in other rooms as wells). And then at the appointed time, everyone started writing out their verses from memory.
This is the fourth year we have done a major challenge like this. The first year we did the entire book of Revelation, then the Sermon on the Mount, and then last year we did 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John twice over (the passage was shorter). Each year, we have had great participation and enthusiasm. Look at all the smiles:
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CommentsThink your church might be interested in doing a challenge like this? We were surprised at the enthusiastic response. You may be too!
|Posted by Dan Vis on 12/15/16|
|I've taught for many years the importance of memorization, but have been consistently surprized by how much enthusiasm an event like this can generate. The church seems to love it! It is always fun.|
|Posted by Dan Vis on 12/12/16|
|Great! Hope it works out Mirriam. Let me know if you have questions. And don't forget to sign up for REVIVE :: 2017. Going to be a great blessing...|
|Posted by Christine on 12/08/16|
|Praise the Lord! Congrats, especially on those who took chapter 11!!
Just curious Dan if for this kind of challenge you all use the same Bible version..?
|Posted by Lillian E. Cepeda on 12/07/16|
|Wow, this is fantastic! Great to begin a New Year.
I will talk to our Pastor about it. We will most likely start in February, since we are having Evangelistic Meetings in January.
|Posted by Joyce Augustinis on 12/07/16|
|That is really fantastic. I think it would also be great to have each one say their verses out loud at a chapel meeting or vespers too.|
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