• Jonathan Parnell

Memorizing the Book of Philippians

Philippians is a marvelous book. Due to its weighty content and shorter length, it is a great book to memorize in its entirety (see our extended memory set). Memorizing an entire book may seem far-fetched to you, but it’s not as hard as you may think. If you’re interested but reluctant, here are a few tips that may help:

  1. Try to read the whole book in one sitting and sense the central message

  2. Outline the book and note its major sections and transition points. This will “shrink” the book and create mile markers for your memorization.

  3. Count the cost of the time commitment to memorize and consider the benefit of gaining a deeper grasp of Christ and his gospel. Let the glory of Christ be your motivation.

John Piper recited the entire book of Philippians during a sermon in early 2010—

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