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. 551
    Leann says:

    Leann,Essexville, MI
    The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,He will quiet you with HIs love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  2. 552
    DebbiefromNC says:

    Debbie, Forest City, NC

    Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vine, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD, I WILL BE JOYFUL IN GOD MY SAVIOR. (emph. mine)

    Habakkuk 3:17 (NKJV)

  3. 553
    Sandra says:

    Sandra, Swainsboro,GA “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge: his faithfulness will be your shield and your rampart.”
    Psalm 91:4 NIV

  4. 554
    Aleese Moore says:

    Aleese, Allen, TX. James 1:2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of you fath develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (NIV)

  5. 555
    Maryann Ramseyer says:

    For I the Lord your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not, I will help you.”

    Isaiah 41:13
    American King James Verison

    Maryann, Chandler, AZ

  6. 556
    Gizmo says:

    Gizmo, Spring Branch, TX
    “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
    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 3:21-23 (NIV)

  7. 557
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca-Birmingham, AL

    “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodnees, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

    Gal 5:22-23

    (doing Fruit of the Sprit Bible Study)

  8. 558
    Sheila Armstrong says:

    Sheila – Union City, Indiana

    Micah 6:8 Amp

    8He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

  9. 559
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

    Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

  10. 560
    Nancy Minor says:

    Nancy,Columbia,MO.Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go,for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm143:8 NIV

  11. 561
    Sharon says:

    Lakeway, TX

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
    Ps. 73:26

  12. 562
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, St. Petersburg Fl
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  13. 563
    jade heiress says:

    Heather, La Grange, KY

    “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
    Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)

  14. 564
    Susan says:

    Susan, Barrie, ON, Canada

    Not that I have already reached the goal of am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Philipians 3:12-14 HCSB

  15. 565
    Misti says:

    Misti F, Athens, AL Do not comform any longer to the patter of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom 12:2 NIV

  16. 566
    Ashley says:

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

    -John 16:33

  17. 567
    Beth Rhodes says:

    Beth, Canton:
    What we learned is this: God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what God does. The Message

  18. 568
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, League City TX (taking Beth’s 1st verse from 2010) “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands” (Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message)

    And Beth – i’m glad we’re not the only ones that can’t fit a car in their garage! 😉

  19. 569
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, D’Iberville, MS

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  20. 570
    Karen/Indianapolis says:

    “The world’s a huge stockpile of God-wonders and God-thoughts. Nothing and no one comes close to You! I start talking about You, telling what I know, and quickly run out of words. Neither numbers nor words account for You.” Psalm 40:5 The Message

  21. 571
    Hattie says:

    Hattie, Guymon, OK “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” ~Psalm 25:5 NIV

  22. 572
    NikkiPoppins says:

    Nikki, Nashville: Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2-3 NLT

  23. 573
    Karen says:

    Karen, Richmond, VA. “But the Lord says, Do not cling to the events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already – you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.” Isaiah 43:18-19 Good News

  24. 574
    Debra says:

    Debra, Ponte Vedra,
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8

  25. 575
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Dallas, NIV Epesians 6: 10-18: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  26. 576
    Belinda says:

    Belinda, Neely, MS I praise you O Lord; teach me your decrees. Ps 119:12 NLT

  27. 577
    Kay says:

    Kay, Muscle Shoals, AL
    “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

  28. 578
    Viki - Gordonsville, VA says:

    “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24 NIV

  29. 579
    Lisa McGriff says:

    Lisa McGriff, Dothan, Alabama!!
    “Be joyful always;
    Pray continually;
    give thanks in all circumstances;
    for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

  30. 580
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Gibsonville, NC
    “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (whose power no foe can withstand)” Psalm 91:1 AMP Bible

  31. 581
    Erica says:

    Erica, Houston

    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
    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.

  32. 582
    Marla says:

    Marla, Washington
    “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  33. 583
    Jennie says:

    Jennie, Johnson City, TN
    But now this is what the LORD says- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
    Isaiah 43:1 NIV

  34. 584
    Jess says:

    Jess, Grand Forks, ND
    “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3 (NLT)

  35. 585
    Jan says:

    Jan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

  36. 586
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Winston-Salem, NC ““Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NIV

  37. 587
    Tesa says:

    Perry, GA

    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16

  38. 588
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Sparta, TN
    “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart–These, O God, You will not despise.”
    Psalm 51:17, NKJV

  39. 589
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda,Jefferson.”May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NIV

  40. 590
    Heather says:

    Heather, Vancouver: “But since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16

  41. 591
    Dora says:

    . . . And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:26b-27 (NAS)


  42. 592
    Becky P says:

    Becky, Charlotte: “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”
    Psalm 62:8, NIV

  43. 593
    cindy says:

    From everyone who was given much, much shall be required. Luke 12:48, NIV

  44. 594
    Leslie says:

    Leslie-Warner Robins, GA

    Consider it all joy, my brethern, when you encounter trials, know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its positive result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

    James 1:2-4 New American Standard

  45. 595
    Carisa says:

    Carisa Aberdeen, SD
    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

  46. 596
    Teri says:

    Teri, Spearfish SD

    Hebrews 11:6
    But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
    New King James version

  47. 597
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna,OH “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4 (NIV)

  48. 598
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne, Greenwood, LA, Titus 2:3-5, KJV:

    “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

  49. 599
    Bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

    Bridget, Phoenix, AZ: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV

  50. 600
    His Princess 1 says:

    Kim, Hickory,N.C.- Micah 7:7 But as for me I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. NIV

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