2019 TMS Challenge: Prayer, Phil 4:6-7

Earlier this week, we began the section on Prayer - memorizing John 15:7 as we continue through the Topical Memory System.  Today, we move on to the second verse (actually two verses) in Prayer - Philippians 4:6-7. Philippians as a book is full of commonly-quoted verses.  A quick fly through the book brings us past... Continue Reading →


2019 TMS Challenge: Prayer, Part 1 – John 15:7

Over the past weeks in our journey through the Topical Memory System, we have memorized and meditated upon Scriptures that address Living the New Life.  We saw how this new life could be envisioned as a wheel with Christ as its center, held together with Obedience to Christ.  Last week, we considered The Word, one... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – The Word, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced the vertical spoke of "the Word" with 2 Timothy 3:16.  How are you doing storing up that verse of Scripture in your heart? Today, we look at a second verse, Joshua 1:8 from the Old Testament.  For context, we are asked to read Joshua 1:6-9, but first let's think about what... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – The Word, Part 1

Welcome back from our week of rest, and blessings on your lives as we continue the 2019 Topical Memory System Challenge! Let's start with prayer: Praise be to you, O LORD our God, who shows your power, your might, and your steadfast lovingkindness by giving us your Scriptures, which are breathed out by your Spirit,... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – Rest!

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  - Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV) The... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – Wk 2b – Obedience

Note: This is part of the 2019 Topical Memory System challenge.  We'd love to have you join us! As I wrote Monday, it can be easy to substitute legalism for obedience, and in a series from two years ago, I suggested that legalism comes in the form of four traps:  brinksmanship, rigorism, hopelessness, and hypocrisy.... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – Week 1b, Galatians 2:20

Happy Wednesday as we continue with The 2019 Topical Memory System Challenge!  If you're just joining us, you're in a great spot.  We've spent Monday and Tuesday working through the first verse, and now are just starting the second. So, how has it gone with memorizing 2 Corinthians 5:17?  Check yourself now, or even better, hand... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – Christ the Center

Well, here we go!  The introductions are done.  We've given you some tools to prepare.  We're ready to take our first steps on the Topical Memory System. First of all, it is not too late to join!  We're just getting started.  For more information on how to join in, check out this page. Let's start... Continue Reading →

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