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. 1
    Michele says:

    Liverpool, NY
    καὶ μὴ φοβεῖσθε ἀπὸ τῶν ἀποκτεννόντων τὸ σῶμα, τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν μὴ δυναμένων ἀποκτεῖναι• φοβεῖσθε δὲ μᾶλλον τὸν δυνάμενον καὶ ψυχὴν καὶ σῶμα ἀπολέσαι ἐν γεέννῃ. Mt 10:28, NA27

  2. 2
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Camillus, NY

    “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.”

    Isaiah 40:31 KJV

  3. 3
    Joyce says:

    Sparta, NJ

    ” If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 (ESV)

  4. 4
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Jacksonville,FL

    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
    Psalm 84:11 NIV

  5. 5
    Julie dk says:

    Julie dk in Casper, WY

    The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

    Psalm 18:2 NIV

  6. 6
    Debbie says:

    Debbie – Walpole MA

    Proverbs 3;5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

  7. 7

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again. Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    Philippians 4:4-6 NIV
    Wendy-Rome, GA

  8. 8
    Melissa says:

    Melissa in Greer, SC:
    For freedom, Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. Galations 5:1 ESV

    Amazed to be experiencing a living Word in these verses…

  9. 9
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Raleigh. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (Jesus Christ) because he has annointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, and to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed and bruised.” Luke 4:18 (KJV/Apmlified)

  10. 10
    Ginny says:

    Ginny, Georgia

    And let the beauty (pleasantness, sweetness, delight) of the LORD our God (Elohiym) be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)

  11. 11
    Shelly, Greenville NC says:

    Shelly, Greenville
    Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT

  12. 12
    Charlotte Gott says:

    From Clover, SC: Jeremiah 17:14 NLT – O LORD, if you heal me, I will truly be healed; if you save me, I will truly be saved. My praises are for you alone!

  13. 13
    Tracey says:

    Tracey Knight, Arkadelphia AR~
    I will never forget Your precepts,
    for by them You have preserved my life.
    Psalm 119:93 NIV2011

  14. 14
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Apex, NC. “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in ALL things, at ALL times, having ALL that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

  15. 15
    Bejoyfulbetty says:

    Betty, Wendell, NC,

    Proverbs 19:21 There are many plans in a person’s mind, but it is the counsel of the LORD which will stand.

    NET Bible

  16. 16
    Kim says:

    Kim, Loveland
    I’ll make them and everything around my hill a blessing. I’ll send down plenty of rain in season; showers of blessing! Ezekial 34:26 The Message

  17. 17
    Alyson says:

    Alyson, Washington, DC

    And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

  18. 18
    Laura says:

    John 6:68-69 (NIV)

    Simon Peter answered him, “Lord to who shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God”


  19. 19
    Jana R. says:

    Jana, Houston. “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galations 5:25 NKJV

  20. 20
    dendy says:

    Dendy, Hernando, Ms, “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25 ESV

  21. 21
    Jody says:

    Evansville, IN
    Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Ps. 73:25-26 NLT

  22. 22
    Karen says:

    Karen R.
    Coffeyville, KS

    2 Peter 1:7-8 (continuation of my January 15 verses)
    For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.

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    Ashley Sullens
    Kings Mountain, NC

    Romans 15:13 (NKJV) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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    Laura McKinney says:

    Laura, Southaven MS: “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 ESV

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    Patty says:

    Talbott, Tn

    Psalm 34:4-6

    God met me more than halfway and freed me from my anxious fears. Look at Hum and give Him your warmest smile and never hide your feelings from Him. When I was desperate, I called out , and God got me out of a tight spot. (Message)

  26. 26

    Kelli, Dayton, Oh

    Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
    Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.

    Psalm 143:8 (NKJV)

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    lisa says:

    Lisa -Dalton, GA
    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it? Now it springs up. I will make a way in the desert and streams in the wastelands. Isaiah 43: 18-19 NIV

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    Kim says:

    Georgia – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, and with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God. Phillipians 4:6 (New King James Version)

  29. 29
    Chrystie says:

    Chrystie, Piedmont SC

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV

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    kendal says:

    kendal. north wilkesboro, nc: be joyful always. I Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV) ALWAYS

  31. 31
    Stephanie, Warsaw, IN says:

    Psalm 27:14 ESV
    “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”

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    Johanna says:

    Johanna, Carlsbad:
    “We wait in HOPE for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
    In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
    May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
    even as we put our HOPE in you.
    Psalm 33: 20-22 (NIV)

  33. 33
    Kim says:

    I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

    Isaiah 44:22, NIV

    Ashland, VA

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    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches. “You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.” Psalm 139:5-6 (NIV)

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    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Lebanon
    “I will be your God throughout your lifetime–until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 NLT

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    Cindy Childers says:

    Newton Tony, England
    Psalm 23:1-6 NIV

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he restores my soul.
    He guides me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.
    Even though I walk
    through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

    Psalm 23:1-6

  37. 37
    Jennifer says:

    White, GA

    “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.”
    Psalm 43:5 NASB

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    Heidi Morris says:

    From Rochester, Michigan –

    “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

    I Peter 1:6-7 NIV

  39. 39
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Pinckney, MI Romans 15:7 NLT

    So accept each other just as Christ has accepted you; then God will be glorified.

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    Jessica (College Station,TX) says:

    “He replied,” I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy.”

    Luke 10:18-19 NIV

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    Leah, Cleveland says:

    “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance.” 1 Peter 1:14

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    Candice says:

    Evanston, IL

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption, as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
    Ephesians 1:3-6 (ESV)

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    Lin says:

    Lin, Troy

    “I will praise you, O LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
    Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:1-2 NIV

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    Pam says:

    Blessed to be learning this with you, Beth!
    “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2: 12-13 NIV
    -Pam, Fort Wayne

  45. 45
    Marcia says:

    Marcia San Clemente, CA

    Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all of the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:7 NIV

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    MimiRebecca says:

    Rebecca, Greenwood, IN

    So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
    1 Samuel 3:9 NIV

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    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Fort Worth, “The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” Isaiah 58:11 NLT

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    Woodstock, VT

    Hebrews 10:23 NASB

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

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    Audrey says:

    I Samuel 12:20-25 TNIV
    “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. For the sake of His great Name the LORD will not reject His people, because the LORD was pleased to make you His own. As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right. But be sure to fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you. Yet if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will perish.”
    Ridgeway, Ohio

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    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey from Dubach, LA…”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)

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