Scripture Memorization and Spiritual Formation with Kieran Lenahan
Expositors CollectiveJuly 25, 202300:52:1159.74 MB

Scripture Memorization and Spiritual Formation with Kieran Lenahan

Kieran Lenahan believes that so much of who we become is influenced by what we allow our minds to dwell on. He has prioritised scripture memorization as a spiritual discipline which is allowing his mind to consistently and rhythmically come back to the truth of God's Word again and again.  He shares with Mike a story of when his life was directed and a decision was clarified for him through a memorised passage from Deuteronomy and they speculate on ways in which a church community, which is memorizing the same scripture passages might greet each other, and how the preaching   (and discipleship)  ministry could be enhanced.  

Kieran has developed a text-message based scripture memorization system that has served him and his community called Malachi Daily; to sign up (for free) visit

Kieran Lenahan is a husband, foster/adoptive dad to 2 toddlers and an entrepreneur working at the intersection of entrepreneurship and spiritual formation. 

He's a coach to faith driven entrepreneurs and the co-founder of Malachi Daily, a subscription service that helps Jesus followers memorize 1 passage of Scripture a week and learn its context, via text messages. 

When he’s not working, you can find him on the basketball court, in a body of water or spending time with his family.

 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52, ESV)

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”

Psalm 1:1-6

Recommended Episodes: 

Jonathan Pennington on the benefits of scripture memorization (and the Sermon on the Mount)

Dave Sylvester on meditation and contemplation during his sermon preparation process: 

Suzy Silk in Biblical Meditation: 

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