As individual members experience the changed lives that come from Scripture memory, they will be motivated to reach out to others. One of the best ways to witness, plus bring a transformation in your church, is to organize a small group ministry with one of the SEALING TOUCH Memory Books used as the study material. The SEALING TOUCH Prayer Journal presents details on the benefits of memorizing, how to mark Bibles, and how to use the memory books for study and prayer.
The first step is to find an accountability partner who will memorize with you.
The two of you plan to meet for one hour once a week, and study one lesson each week from the selected book. As the Word works in your lives to develop confidence in your faith and love for the Lord, both of you will be compelled to reach out to others. Keep the groups at six to eight members, with each person associated with an accountability partner. As more people join, separate to form new groups with a member in charge who can be a strong leader.
Following is a guideline for a weekly meeting:
(10 minutes) Begin with prayer, then review the benefits of memorizing and ideas for learning.
(10 minutes) Review last week’s study, share insights learned, and make a daily review plan.
(20 minutes) Introduce and read through the new study, mark verses in Bibles, and discuss meaning.
(10 minutes) Accountability partners separate to work together, determine goals, and plan for daily contact.
(10 minutes) Members come together to share answers to prayer, then take turns praying verses in light of the sanctuary. Members may keep a prayer list with recorded answers, and write a "Save me," Sanctify me," "Send me" prayer in a prayer journal.
Small group ministry based on memorization of the Word can so transform members that again will be fulfilled Acts 13:49: "And the Word of the Lord was published throughout all the region."