He Remembers Your Sins No More!

Hebrews 8:12

This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Hebrews 8:12. This verse states that to our iniquities, God will be merciful, and that our sins He will remember no more.

Under the old covenant, when you obeyed God’s commandments, blessings came upon you, but when you disobeyed, curses came upon you. Because of what Christ has done for us, however, a new covenant has been established, under which God is merciful to our unrighteousness. Because Christ took our punishment upon Himself, God, out of His mercy, not only refrains from giving us what we do deserve, but also, out of His grace, provides us with an abundance of blessings that we don’t deserve!

Because the price for our sins was paid in full at the cross, we have been totally forgiven in Christ. Not one of our sins remains undealt with. They have been completely erased – removed from us as far as the east is from the west
(Psalm 103:12). When God looks at us, He no longer sees our sins. In fact, He no longer even remembers them. That is how completely we have been forgiven!

Under the new covenant, God is merciful to our iniquities, not only refraining from giving us what we do deserve, but also giving us many good gifts that we don’t deserve. We have been forgiven of our every sin, to the point that God remembers them no more. Rejoice in the fact that there’s no longer anything standing between you and your Heavenly Father’s love and acceptance!

You Are A New Creation In Christ

You Are A New Creation In ChristThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
2 Corinthians 5:17. It says that if we are in Christ, we are a new creation. The old has past, and the new has come!

We were once sinners, caught in our own transgressions.

We were lost. Alone. Distant. Without hope, and without God in the world
(Ephesians 2:12).

Because of what Christ has done for us, however, we are not who we once were. We have been made new.

We have been redeemed. Accepted. Forgiven. Rescued. Reconciled. Perfected once and for all (Hebrews 10:10). Made right with our Heavenly Father.

This is not because of anything that we have done, but because of what Christ has done for us. We are in Him, and He is our new identity. In this world, as He is, so are we
(1 John 4:17)! Next time you begin to feel guilty, condemned, or unworthy, remember that you are a new creation in Christ. The old has past, and the new has come!

As White As Snow

As White As SnowThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Isaiah 1:18, which states that though our sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, and though red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

Each one of us has sinned. We have all fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We all stumble in many ways (James 3:2) on a daily basis. God declares, however, that our sins, though as scarlet, shall be as white as snow.

This is made possible only through Christ’s work at the cross. Because of what He has done for us, and the price that He paid, we have been completely forgiven of all of our sins. Read these verses, and catch a glimpse of just how forgiven you truly are:

  • God forgives ALL of our sins (Psalm 103:3).
  • Our Heavenly Father neither treats us as our transgressions merit, nor repays us according to our wrongdoings (Psalm 103:10).
  • Our sins have been removed from us as far as the the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).
  • If God kept a record of wrongs, none could stand. With Him there is forgiveness, however, that He may be feared (Psalm 130:3-4).
  • He remembers our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12).

Every time you mess up, or fall short, remind yourself of God’s promise that your sins shall be as white as snow. Know that because of what Jesus has done for you, your every sin has been erased. Begin to see yourself as a new creation in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17)!

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Unequaled Love and Grace

Unequaled Love and GraceThis week’s memory passage from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Ephesians 2:4-5. These verses tells us that God, being rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even while we were dead in our transgressions, because of His great love for us, and that it is by grace that we have been saved.

Our God is rich in mercy. Even while we were dead in our transgressions, God made us alive with Christ. Why did He do this? It was because of His great love for us, which He demonstrated by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). Though we had each turned to our own way, He laid upon His dearly loved Son all of our iniquity (Isaiah 53:6). How great is love that would prompt such an action! We truly are loved more than we could ever imagine!

It is by God’s amazing grace that we have been saved. It is not through our own efforts or our personal merit. Even our acts of righteousness are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). We have been saved not because of anything that we have done, but rather what Christ has done for us. Our part is simply to reach out and receive, through faith, the salvation He offers us as a free gift of His grace (Ephesians 2:8).

Because of God’s great love for us, we have been made alive with Christ. We are saved by His wonderful grace. Such love and grace truly are unequaled, and to be found only in our Heavenly Father!

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Look To Him

Look To HimThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Ephesians 1:7. This verse states that in Christ, and through His blood, we have redemption – the forgiveness of our sins – according to the riches of the grace of God.

In Christ, we have been redeemed. We all have sinned (Romans 3:23), the wages of which is death (Romans 6:23). However, Christ took our sins upon Himself, and bore  the punishment that should have been ours. His pure, spotless, sinless blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 26:28). He has redeemed us. We have have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20), which He paid on our behalf.

Because Jesus paid for our sins in full, there’s no longer any price left for us to pay. It’s all been done away with in Him. God is no longer mad at us, and in fact remembers our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12). He welcomes us with open arms as His beloved sons and daughters.

Rather than feeling like we need to pay for our sins in some way or another, God wants us to look to Jesus at the cross, and know that the price was paid for us over 2,000 years ago. It’s already finished (John 19:30). We need only receive what’s already been done for us. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). God’s Word declares if we believe in Him, then we are NOT condemned (John 3:18)!

In Christ, you have been redeemed. The price for your sins has been paid in full. Look to Him, and begin to walk in the redemption that you have been given!

His Song of Joy Over Us

His Song of Joy Over UsThis week’s memory verse for Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Zephaniah 3:17. It assures us that God is with us, mighty to save. It declares that He takes delight in us, and rejoices over us with singing.

We need not fear, for the Mighty One is always with us. We are never truly alone, for He will never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6), and He is mighty to save. He cares for us more deeply and truly than any other, and no one can snatch us from His hand
(John 10:29).  He is more than able to handle any situation we may come up against in life – big or small – and He possesses an affection for us from which springs a care for all that concerns us. The One with whom the impossible is possible loves us, and is on our side. Considering this, what do we have to fear? Why do we need to be afraid?

The Most High rejoices over us with singing. He has bestowed lavish love upon us, in calling us His children (1 John 3:1). We are His beloved sons and daughters, and He is our Daddy in heaven. He sent His Son, who paid a high price to redeem us, even to the point of giving His life for us at the cross. The devil tries to whisper to us lies concerning our worth, such as that we aren’t good enough, and never will measure up, no matter how hard we try. Our Heavenly Father, however, tells us that we are His chosen people, whom He dearly loves (Colossians 3:12). The question we need to ask ourselves is whom we are going to listen to – the devil and his lies, or God’s song of rejoicing over us.

Our Heavenly Father is always with us, as a Mighty Warrior, to save us. He rejoices over each of us with singing. Let’s allow Him to use His saving power in our lives, and listen to His song of joy over us rather than the lies of the enemy!

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Wherever You Go

Wherever You GoThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Joshua 1:9. It bids us to be strong and courageous. It informs us that God is with us wherever we go, and therefore we need be neither afraid nor dismayed.

Our Heavenly Father is always with us. He will never leave nor forsake us
(Deuteronomy 31:6). He is always there for us. In times of trouble, He is our ever-present help (Psalm 46:1). The faithfulness of our God endures forever (Psalm 117:2). He is totally trustworthy, and completely reliable. Because He is with us, we are never truly alone.

If God is for you, who can be against you (Romans 8:31)? With Him on your side, what have you to fear? God is with you, and He is mighty to save (Zephaniah 3:17). Why need you be discouraged? Whatever point you are at in life, rest in the fact that you have a Daddy in heaven who cares for you deeply, and with whom all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

Your Heavenly Father is always there for you. He is able to do far more than you could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Be strong and courageous, confident in the knowledge that He is with you wherever you go!

Bible Reading and Memorization Journal Pages

Bible Reading and Memorization Plan Journal PagesIncluded in the pdf file of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan are two additional journal pages, intended for use along with the plan.

BRMP weekly verse

 

 

This page is meant to go along with with the memory verse for the week. There’s a spot to record which week of the Bible Reading and Memorization Plan the sheet goes with, and to write out the week’s memory verse. There’s also room to note what the scripture means to you, and how it applies to your life.

 

 

 

BRMP weekly page
This page is intended to provide a place for you to jot down main points and key verses from each day’s reading. There’s a spot for you to write the date and passage for the day, as well as to briefly note your thoughts on the passage. This page makes it easy to record, and find again later, things you want to remember pertaining to what you have read.

(For an enlarged and clearer view of the page previews, click on the images.)

 

The pdf file of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan includes both of these journal pages, in addition to the contents of the plan itself. To download the pdf file of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan, simply click on the Bible Reading and Memorization Plan tab of the site’s navigation bar, or follow this link (http://calledandcreated.com/bible-reading-and-memorization-plan/).  Then click on the highlighted text on the page you are led to. After doing so, you will be able to view and download the pdf file for yourself. Enjoy your printable pdf download of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan! May the additional journal pages help you to remember what you have read, and apply the weekly memory verses to your daily life!