When we were growing up, my mother often used to play a particular cassette tape of Christian songs in the car. The album included a handful songs that were based on Bible verses. So without realising it at the time, my sisters and I were learning Scripture through songs every time we sat in the car.
In spite of a lifetime of active church participation, I’m embarrassed to admit that my Bible memorisation journey never progressed beyond those few verses I had learned as a child. My story may well have ended there, if it were not for a series of events that subsequently jolted me into action.
Several years ago, I received a call from an old high school friend. His life had completely fallen apart following years of bad company and poor life decisions. He was genuinely searching for the truth and wanted to know if I was “still a Christian” and why I remained a one in the intervening years.
As we talked, I quickly realised that my applied knowledge of the Bible was sorely lacking. I could tell him about my personal journey, and outline broad concepts such as “sin” and the need for “salvation”, but in the heat of the moment, I was unable to back up my ideas with actual Biblical text or references. I left that conversation knowing that I had let him down.
The 18 months immediately prior to founding BibleVersing was particularly rough for my family. During that time, we accumulated over 90 days of hospital admissions, and countless medical appointments. At our lowest point, I asked myself, what is actually important to me, and what legacy do I want to leave to my wife and children?
I yearned for two things; to give my family tools for strengthening their faith, and to write songs. In a moment of inspiration, these ideas merged and vision for BibleVersing was born - learning and memorising Scripture, one verse at a time… through song!
I am particularly excited to share this album with you, because these are the very verses I wish I had committed to memory before I spoke to my old high school friend all those years ago. I pray that these songs will minister to you and your loved ones, and help you grow in your faith.
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