TMS (Topical Memory System)

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Topical Memory System (TMS)
Digital e-cards (PDF) of the 60 verses in this set:
Section A: Live the New Life
Section B: Proclaim Christ
Section C: Rely on God’s Resources
Section D: Be Christ’s Disciple
Section E: Grow in Christlikeness
Link to PDF Verse Theme Memory Verse
TMS – A1 Christ the Center 2 Corinthians 5:17
TMS – A2 Christ the Center Galatians 2:20
TMS – A3 Obedience to Christ Romans 12:1
TMS – A4 Obedience to Christ John 14:21
TMS – A5 The Word 2 Timothy 3:16
TMS – A6 The Word Joshua 1:8
TMS – A7 Prayer John 15:7
TMS – A8 Prayer Philippians 4:6-7
TMS – A9 Friendship Matthew 18:20
TMS -A10 Friendship Hebrews 10:24-25
TMS – A11 Witnessing Matthew 4:19
TMS -A12 Witnessing Romans 1:16
TMS – B1 All Have Sinned Romans 3:23
TMS – B2 All Have Sinned Isaiah 53:6
TMS – B3 Sin’s Penalty Romans 6:23
TMS – B4 Sin’s Penalty Hebrews 9:27
TMS – B5 Christ Paid the Penalty Romans 5:8
TMS – B6 Christ Paid the Penalty 1 Peter 3:18
TMS – B7 Salvation is not by Works Ephesians 2:8,9
TMS – B8 Salvation is not by Works Titus 3:5
TMS – B9 Must Receive Christ John 1:12
TMS – B10 Must Receive Christ Revelation 3:20
TMS – B11 Assurance of Salvation 1 John 5:13
TMS – B12 Assurance of Salvation John 5:24
TMS – C1 His Spirit 1 Corinthians 3:16
TMS – C2 His Spirit 1 Corinthians 2:12
TMS – C3 His Strength Isaiah 41:10
TMS – C4 His Strength Philippians 4:13
TMS – C5 His Faithfulness Lamentations 3:22,23
TMS – C6 His Faithfulness Numbers 23:19
TMS – C7 His Peace Isaiah 26:3
TMS – C8 His Peace 1 Peter 5:7
TMS – C9 His Provision Romans 8:32
TMS – C10 His Provision Philippians 4:19
TMS – C11 His Help in Temptation Hebrews 2:18
TMS – C12 His Help in Temptation Psalms 119:9,11
TMS – D1 Put Christ First Matthew 6:33
TMS – D2 Put Christ First Luke 9:23
TMS – D3 Separate From the World 1 John 2:15,16
TMS – D4 Separate From the World Romans 12:2
TMS – D5 Be Steadfast 1 Corinthians 15:58
TMS – D6 Be Steadfast Hebrews 12:3
TMS – D7 Serve Others Mark 10:45
TMS – D8 Serve Others 2 Corinthians 4:5
TMS – D9 Give Generously Proverbs 3:9,10
TMS – D10 Give Generously 2 Corinthians 9:6,7
TMS – D11 Develop World Vision Acts 1:8
TMS – D12 Develop World Vision Matthew 28:19,20
TMS – E1 Love John 13:34,35
TMS – E2 Love 1 John 3:18
TMS – E3 Humility Philippians 2:3,4
TMS – E4 Humility 1 Peter 5:5,6
TMS – E5 Purity Ephesians 5:3
TMS – E6 Purity 1 Peter 2:11
TMS – E7 Honesty Leviticus 19:11
TMS – E8 Honesty Acts 24:16
TMS – E9 Faith Hebrews 11:6
TMS – E10 Faith Romans 4:20,21
TMS – E11 Good Works Galatians 6:9,10
TMS – E12 Good Works Matthew 5:16



NOTES:  We usually start with the TMS (Topical Memory System) offered by the Navigators unless there is a specific need to start with one of our own sets such as Hope, Promises, Grace, etc.  Our key emphasis of mentoring with training is to make disciple-making disciples.

The Topical Memory System (TMS) was developed by the Navigators.  There are 60 verses in 5 sections (A-E) with 12 verses in each section.  You will need to print the list offered below or you can order the TMS cards from   Another option is to download the NavsTMS app for $4.99 to review the verses on your phone.  Check with your App Store for this download.

 Theological Themes offered in the Topical Memory System:
A – Live the New Life
(Christ the Center; Obedience to Christ; The Word; Prayer; Fellowship; Witnessing)

B – Proclaim Christ
(All Have Sinned; Sin’s Penalty; Christ Paid the Penalty; Salvation is not by Works; Must Receive Christ; Assurance of Salvation)

C – Rely on God’s Resources
(His Spirit; His Strength; His Faithfulness; His Peace; His Provision; His Help in Temptation)

D – Be Christ’s Disciples
(Put Christ First; Separate from the World; Be Steadfast; Serve Others; Give Generously; Develop World Vision)

E – Grow in Christ-likeness
(Love; Humility; Purity; Honesty; Faith; Good Works

Click to print the Topical Memory System (TMS) – Categories & Verses.
Again, there are five sections which you will need to title A-E.  Each section has a main theme and every two verses has a sub theme.  Please # the verses in each section 1-12.  So you will start with A1, then A2, then B1, etc.

Memory Practice Form
We have adopted the highly recommended plan to encourage everyone to write out each verse until it is truly memorized.  Tap on Memory Practice Form to print and make copies for this use.  It shouldn’t take more than 5 times for each verse.