This is the list of what we are using to remember what is in the different chapters. Of course the idea isn't to remember the entire chapter (although that would be good). The idea is to remember key points and information about subjects that are frequently discussed. The goal is to give you the ability to quickly turn to important subjects in the book of Matthew. I was listing all of the tools at the end of each blog but that was making each blog too long. So now I will just update this list anytime a new chapter is posted.
Let me know If I can do anything to help you with be able to better succeed at this. It can be done! I have been working on the book of John along with the book of Matthew and can
now remember something from every chapter of the book of John.
CHAPTER 1, the first 17 verses are genealogy, then if you turn the 18 0n it's side it looks like a swaddled baby. Verse 18 starts the Christmas story.
CHAPTER 2, Jesus turns 2, the wise men come, Herod slaughters the 2 year olds.
CHAPTER 3, h20, AND TRINITY, John the baptist baptizes Jesus and we see the Trinity as Jesus leaves the water.
CHAPTER 4, THINK FAST, fast has 4 letters , Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, Jesus appointed 4 apostles, Peter, Andrew, James and John.
CHAPTER 5, BLESS YOUR HEART. Bless and heart have 5 letters, the beatitudes are here and the verses about committing adultery in your heart are here.
CHAPTER 6, PRAYER (6 letters) and WORRY, the Lord's prayer is here and Jesus talks about worrying here.
CHAPTER 7, JUDGING (7 letters) and PROPHET (7 letters), The verse about the log in your own eye is here and the verse about fruit inspection of prophets is here.
CHAPTER 8, VERSE 8:8," Lord I am not worthy for You to come under my roof but just say the word and my servant will be healed". The story of the centurion with the great faith is here. LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN DEAD AND PIGS OVER A CLIFF.
CHAPTER 9, In verse 9:9, Matthew is called by Jesus to follow Him, Double the 9 and you get 18. Verse 9:18 is the story of the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years and Jesus bringing the little girl back to life.
CHAPTER 10, TEN SENDS OUT THE 12, Jesus sends His disciples out to preach the good news.
CHAPTER 11, the 11 looks like prison bars. John the baptist was in prison and if you let the two ones of the 11 fall inward, you will get and X, the verse about the Ox and yoke are here.
CHAPTER 12 Verse 12:12 says "It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" also the word UNPARDONABLE has 12 letters. The verse about the "unpardonable sin" is here.
CHAPTER 13 VERSE 13:13" Therefore I speak to them in parables" this chapter has the "wheat and tares ", "the leaven," "the mustard seed" ect.
CHAPTER 14, the 4 in the 14 looks like a little hatchet to remind you that John the Baptist was beheaded here. Also we will use this little rhyme, JOHN THE BAPTIST LOSES HIS HEAD, WALKS ON WATER, FIVE THOUSAND FED. I know! great huh?
CHAPTER 15, we are using 15 words to remember this chapter. PHARISEES INSULTED, HEART OF MAN, CANAANITE WOMAN WITH CRUMBS UNDER THE TABLE, FOUR THOUSAND FED.( I'm going to change this one to just can't decide what to change it to.)
CHAPTER 16, We are using "GET BEHIND ME SATAN" (16 LETTERS) This verse is known by Christians and non Christians alike. Jesus says this to Peter.
CHAPTER 17, remember TRANSFIGURATION, MARK 9, LUKE 9
Chapter 18, *** 18:9 ***If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. (the other was too hard even for me to remember so I decided that this verse was the most familiar to Christians and unbelievers alike.)
Chapter 19**** DIVORCE, HARD FOR A RICH MAN TO GET TO HEAVEN, THE DISCIPLES WILL JUDGE THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL.**** 19 WORDS
Chapter 20** 20 words, LABORER IN THE VINEYARD, DEATH AND RESURRECTION FORETOLD, MOTHER OF JAMES AND JOHN ASK FOR FAVOR, SIGHT FOR THE BLIND.
Chapter 21** 21 is T.E. time (triumphal entry)
Chapter 22**VERSE 22:21 RENDER TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR'S AND TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD'S
Chapter 23** VERSE 23:23 (well part of it) WOE TO YOU SCRIBES AND PHARISEES
Chapter 24*** There are 24 hours in a day. No one knows the day or the hour***
Chapter 25**10 virgins and 15 talents equals 25*** The parables of the virgins with lamps and the buried talents is here.
Chapter 26*** Verse 26:26, "Take and eat this is my body"
Chapter 27*** verse 27:37, "This is Jesus the king of the Jews" it has 27 letters.
That's it for now.On to chapter28