2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

HOUSTON AREA TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GIRLS: If by chance we end up needing to cancel tonight over the storms, I will put a cancellation notice right here on the blog so keep an eye on this spot off and on all day. Certainly check it before you set out for HFBC tonight. We love you and want to be wise!

NOON UPDATE FOR TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: As of right now, Bible study is ON for tonight. It will really be cold for us south Texans but it’s supposed to be dry. We are planning on starting the lesson a little earlier and ending it at 8:15. See you there with our coats on!

Now, for SSMT:

Hey, Siestas!

Happy February 1st! Did January fly past us or what?? We’re at least two Scriptures the richer for it, though. I’ve been using my time on my exercise bike in the mornings to practice my memory verses so I’ve mostly only heard myself repeat them gasping for breath. (If you like picturing things, it’s in my garage sandwiched between boxes and stacks of 26 years of Moore paraphernalia and everything else besides an actual car…which is in my driveway. You also might enjoy picturing my Border Collie Star sitting right beside me, fixating on the bicycle pedal as it goes round and round. Bless her poor sweet obsessive-compulsive self.) I might have to haul the bike up there with me to the Siesta celebration next January so I can say them to my partner the same way I’ve practiced them. Or I guess I can just sit on the floor and pump my feet in the air and play like. My partner might have to sit back from me just a tad. And if none of that works, I’ll get my man to haul Star up there to watch me and see if the right conditions are responsible for the recollections. And, of course, they’re not. In John 14:26, Christ says it is the Holy Spirit who reminds us of everything He has taught us so press on! With Him, we can do all things.

Tuesday is Bible study day for us at LPM this time of year so I don’t get to talk long on here today. So, let’s get to it! It’s already time for Verse 3!

As I told you two weeks ago, I’ll primarily be working through verses out of the Book of James for much of this year. I’ll give you mine each time but I’ll also give you an alternative that I really love outside of James in case you need some ideas. Here’s the portion I’m memorizing this time around with my information:

Beth, Houston. “Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:12-13 The NET Bible

I love that last statement. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Aren’t you thankful we have a Savior that feels that way?

The alternative I’ll suggest to you today is on my mind because someone I care deeply about struggles terribly with fear of death. This person isn’t chronically ill. Just oppressed and tormented by possibilities. Maybe some part of this segment might minister to you today.

Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15 The Message)

Anybody “scared to death of death”? These passages are also really rich out of the NIV if you prefer it:

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV)

Oh, there’s nothing like the power of God’s Word. And that’s because there’s nothing like the power of God.

You sure are loved around here. OK, let’s have it, 2011 SSMT! Verse 3! (Your first name, city, reference and translation please.)

I’ll talk to you soon!


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  1. 7901
    Sherry Adams says:

    SHERRY, TULSA; “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”, Psalm 51:10, NIV

  2. 7902
    Diane says:

    And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Luke 1:30

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    Lois,Telford, PA says:

    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath: do not fret-it leads only to evil.
    For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

  4. 7904
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston.  
    Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
             His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:3 nlt

  5. 7905
    Mary Alice says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it.
    Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord.
    And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord.

    Isaiah 37:14, 15 NIV

  6. 7906
    Carole Daves says:

    Carole, Austin: He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; Psalm 121:3, NIV

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    Linda says:

    Linda, Austin, TX
    Proverbs 3:5 NIV

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

  8. 7908
    Rosebud says:

    You are my shelter and my shiel; I put my hope in YOur Word.
    Psalm 119:114 NKJV

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    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Franklin, Tn

    For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3 (NLT)

  10. 7910
    Diane says:

    This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17

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    jennifer says:

    jennifer, cheyenne wy: because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance James 1:3 The 1984 NIV Bible

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    Diane says:

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5

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    Stacey emmott says:

    Stacey, Magnolia,Psalm 103:3
    who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

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    Roni Long says:

    Roni- Demopolis, Alabama- “Now Abram was 99 years old and the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am the Lord God Almighty, walk before me and be blameless.” NASB. Genesis17:1

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    Joan says:

    Joan from Ohio says
    Psa 91:3,4 surely he will save you from the fowlers snare and from deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,and under his wings. Will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your sheik Amdahl ramppart

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