This post is the first in a series of studies about “Remembering”.

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Remembering – Day 1

John 15:20

Remember what I told you:

The Thought

As a child in Sunday school I was always encouraged to learn a Bible verse each week. As I remember some of those verses even today more than 70 years on, I realise that it was a good thing to do.

In this verse, Jesus was encouraging His disciples to remember what He had said to them. I can imagine that at that moment they could remember very little of what He had already told them. But they would remember later.

Jesus went on to warn His followers that they would be persecuted and hated because of Him. A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

That hatred and persecution is still being made obvious in many parts of our world. Each year thousands of people are murdered or abused because of their faith in Jesus. And in the case of the Jewish nation they are hated because of their trust in The Most High God; Jehovah.

Nothing has changed. The devil is still the same as he was in the garden of Eden when he tempted Eve. He won his case by suggesting to Eve that she didn’t really know what God had said. Did God really say…? (Genesis 3:1). Resist satan with God’s word today.


Ask yourself today just how many Bible verses you can remember, maybe not the exact chapter and verse from which they come, but the main context and instruction they contain. It is important,so that when you are tempted to take a step in the wrong direction, you can resist satan as Jesus did (Matthew 1, Mark 4 & Luke 4).

Read the long farewell speech of Jesus which covers 3 chapters in the fourth gospel (John 14-16). Challenge yourself to remember it and to obey more of it today.

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