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. 451
    Lezli says:

    Lezli, Columbus, GA “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness and into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  2. 452
    Glenda says:

    Glenda, Tualatin

    The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love Him with all your heart and with all your soul and live.
    Deuteronomy 30:6 NIV

  3. 453
    Allyaggie says:

    Allyson, League City TX
    Psalm 27:4 NIV
    “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple.”

  4. 454
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Powder Springs ~ So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

  5. 455

    Albuquerque, NM

    Isaiah 33:2 NIV 2- O Lord be gracious to us we long for you Be our strength every morning our salavation in times of distress.
    NIV Isaiah 33:2

  6. 456
    Kendell says:

    Kendell, Omaha: “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5:22-23, NIV

  7. 457
    Angie says:

    Angie, Toronto

    Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
    for he shields him all day long,
    and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.

    Deuteronomy 33:12

    I want to live out of my belovedness.

  8. 458
    Jean says:

    Jean, Maryville;
    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

  9. 459
    Susan says:

    Sooz, Springfield, VA

    Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. Psalm 91:1-2, NLT

  10. 460
    Darbi says:

    Darbi, Saltillo, MS – “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 KJV

  11. 461
    Karen says:

    Karen, North Carolina

    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 NIV

  12. 462
    Karen says:

    John 16:13 NIV
    But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
    Baldwin City, KS

  13. 463
    Sue says:

    Sue, Earlysville

    We live by faith, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7

  14. 464
    Devi says:

    Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV

    And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee. He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

    Devi, Singapore

  15. 465
    Crystal says:

    Crystal-Mullica Hill, NJ-2 Samuel 7:18-Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And yet it was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God.” English Standard Version

  16. 466
    Joyce says:

    Joyce,Wind Gap, Sanctify them by truth, your word is truth. John 17:17 NIV

  17. 467
    Christy says:

    Christy, Pennsylvania. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love. Psalm 33:18 NIV

  18. 468

    Melissa, Nashville Tennessee: Colossians 2:6-7 “So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” NIV

    Love to the Siestas.

  19. 469
    Jean says:

    Jean, Maryville;
    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD who has compassion on you.

  20. 470
    Kathie says:

    Kathie, Kalamazoo MI

    2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (NIV)

    So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come!

  21. 471
    Amanda Rearden says:

    Amanda Rearden, Windermere, FL (Orlando)
    “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Ps. 62:8 NIV

  22. 472
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Brunswick, OH

    “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps fo joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 NIV

  23. 473
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Black Creek Georgia

    Psalm 34:17-19 NLT
    The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
    The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.

  24. 474
    Christy Martin says:

    Christy M., Athens, AL: Jesus said, “humanly speaking it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.” Mark 10:27 NLT

  25. 475
    Karen says:

    Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  26. 476
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Blairsville, GA; Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3, NIV.

  27. 477
    Shawn says:

    Shawn, Georgia
    You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. Genesis 50:20

  28. 478
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield, MI

    God made my life complete
    when I placed all the pieces before Him.
    When I got my act together,
    He gave me a fresh start.
    Now I’m alert to God’s ways;
    I don’t take God for granted.
    Everyday I review the way God works;
    I try not to miss a trick.
    I feel put back together,
    and I’m watching my step.
    God rewrote the text of my life
    when i opened the book of my heart to His eyes.

    Psalm 18: 20-24 (message)

  29. 479
    Tammy (mof2coolkds) says:

    Tammy, Delray Beach FL:

    My Dear Sweet Son Jonathan suggested this verse:

    “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
    and the favor of God was upon him.” Luke 2:40 NSB

  30. 480
    annette says:

    Annette, Houston

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
    They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  31. 481
    Tricia says:

    Tricia, Brunswick

    Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

    Psalm 119:11 NKJV

  32. 482
    Erin says:

    Erin, Augusta, GA
    “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalites, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 8:38-39 NASB

  33. 483
    Jana Tallent says:

    Jana, Tampa, Fl: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Ps 19:14

  34. 484
    Donna Benjamin says:

    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Hebrews 13:6 NLT

    That is why we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

  35. 485
    Jeanine says:

    Jeanine, Austin, Col. 3:12 NIV: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

  36. 486
    Sandra says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. Ex 23:19a NKJV

  37. 487
    M'Lissa says:

    M’Lissa, Keller TX

    Luke 15:18-20 (NIV)
    18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. 20 So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

  38. 488
    Sarah M says:

    Sarah, Port St. Joe, FL

    (in continuing from Eph. 3:20, verse 21!)

    “to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen.”
    Eph 3:21, Holman

  39. 489
    Kathy G says:

    Kathy, White House TN
    Heaven is My throne, and earth My footstool.
    What house will you build for Me? says the Lord,
    or what is the place of My rest? Has my hand not made all things? Acts 7:49-50

  40. 490
    marlinda flynn says:

    16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.

    17 “They will be mine,” says the Lord Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

    Mal 3:16-18 (NIV)

  41. 491
    Nellie says:

    Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45…NIV

    • 491.1
      Renee in Albuquerque says:

      Three of us memorizing this verse so far. The other is Rosie in Tacoma if you want to be praying for us too.

  42. 492
    Terrie says:

    Terrie, Birmingham, Alabama
    Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23

  43. 493
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Zionsville
    Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free. Ephesians 6:7-8 NIV

  44. 494
    Rebecca Jo says:

    Rebecca Jo
    Greenville, IN

    “The Lord will fight for you… you neeed only to be still”
    -Exodus 14:14

  45. 495
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Valley Center, KS
    “So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.” Romans 8:26 Amplified

    Annabel (age 7), Valley Center, KS
    “Pleasant words are like honey. They are sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body.” Proverbs 16:24 NIrV

  46. 496
    Chrissy B. from kings mtn., NC says:

    But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1peter 3:15 NIV

  47. 497
    Tack says:

    Lisa, Bethany, OK
    “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Eph 4:3 NIV

  48. 498
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, Florida “No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame.”Psalm 25:3
    (God’s word Translation)Bible study Tools.com

  49. 499
    Ronda says:

    Ronda – Granbury, Texas
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Prov. 31:25-26 ESV

  50. 500
    Ginny says:

    Ginny, Cape May, NJ
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine.”
    Isaiah 43:1 NIV

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