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. 601
    3GirlsMom says:

    Robyn, Birmingham, AL

    (continuing with learning Psalm 91, in honor of Joanne)

    That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
    His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.
    Psalm 91: 3-4 (The Message)

  2. 602
    Jenna says:

    Jenna: Interlochen, MI

    If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.

    Isaiah 1:19-20

  3. 603
    Carol in MA. says:

    Carol, Florence, MA.

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. 2 Cor 4:7-9

  4. 604
    Nichole C says:

    Nichole C – Nashville, TN

    “And to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 (NIV)

  5. 605
    Berni says:

    Berni; Albuquerque, NM
    “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

  6. 606
    Andrea Hart says:

    Andrea Hart Orlando, Fl
    2 Peter 1:5-8 (NIV) “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 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.”

  7. 607
    Kristel Hines says:

    May the Lord bless you and protect you.
    May the Lord smile on you and be gracious
    to you.
    May the Lord show you his favor and give
    you his peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26 NLT

  8. 608
    Sallie says:

    Sallie-Beaverton, OR
    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

  9. 609
    Candice says:

    Candice; Blacksburg, VA

    But in your hearts revere 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. 1 Peter 3:15 NIV

  10. 610
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Marshfield, MO “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  11. 611
    Anna says:

    I feel like a rockstar- I chose the same verse as Beth Moore!

    Anna, Austin: For judgement will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement. – James 2:13

  12. 612
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Houston

    Isaiah 60:1 NIV
    Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

  13. 613
    Staci says:

    Staci, Bismarck, “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Proverbs 21:23 NIV

  14. 614
    Rosie says:

    Rosie, Tacoma

    And He opened their understanding that
    they might comprehend the scriptures.

    Luke 24:45 NKJV

    • 614.1
      Renee in Albuquerque says:

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

  15. 615
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Chattanooga: “having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Phil. 1:11 NAS

  16. 616
    moosemama says:

    Continuing with Isaiah 40…

    Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
    the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain

    Isaiah 40:4 NIV

    Melana Cummings
    Sheridan Wyoming

  17. 617
    Ellie says:

    Louisville, Ky

    16 This is what the LORD says:

       “Stand at the crossroads and look;
       ask for the ancient paths,
    ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
       and you will find rest for your souls.
       But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

  18. 618
    Lesley says:

    Lesley, Wetumpka “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

  19. 619
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Colorado Springs
    Hab. 3:19 The Lord is my Strength, My Personal Bravery, My Invincible Army. He makes my feet like hinds feet and makes me walk (not stand still in terror, but to walk) and make spiritual progress upon my high places (of trouble, suffering or responsibility). Amplified Version

  20. 620
    Robbyn says:

    Psalm 130:5 NIV

    “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits; and in his word I put my hope.”

  21. 621
    Erin VT says:

    Erin, Chippewa Falls WI

    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
    Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  22. 622
    Tiffany Morse says:

    Tiffany, Dallas
    Psalm 40:2{NIV}
    He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

  23. 623
    Kara says:

    Kara, Ponca City, Ok:

    I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest. John 12:24 Amplified

  24. 624
    Melissa Park says:

    Melissa, Vevay, IN
    Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you. Reveal to me the way I should go because I long for you. Psalm 143:8 HCSB

  25. 625

    Marilyn…in Mississippi

    “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    I Corinthians 15:57 KJV

  26. 626
    Marla says:

    Hi from Dallas ~~ To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy. Jude 24 NIV

  27. 627
    Monica says:

    Monica, Cashiers – “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” (Psalm 3:3, NIV)

  28. 628
    Yvette Sanborn says:

    Yvette Sanborn,Fort Lauderdale,FL One of my goals is to work through the Proverbs so…I can act out of the person I want to be,(not the person I portrait at times!)

    The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man (Woman) of understanding. Proverbs 17:17 Holman Christian Bible

  29. 629
    Laura says:

    Laura, Greenville: The Lord says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (NIV)

  30. 630
    Shannon says:

    Shannon (White Hall, AR): “Great peace have those who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165 (AMP)

  31. 631
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  32. 632
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Montgomery, AL: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22, NIV

  33. 633
    Jacque says:

    Jacque, College Station “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.” Psalms 4:8 NASB

  34. 634

    Lanie Beth, Locust Grove, GA- “They would not be like their forefathers-a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.” Psalm 78:8, NIV

  35. 635
    Caroline, Richmond, VA says:

    James 1:5
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

  36. 636
    Tanis says:

    Tanis, British Columbia

    “Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust in Him and not be afraid, for Yah, the Lord, is my strengh and my song. He has become my salvation.” Is 12:2 HCSB

  37. 637
    Karen Stark says:

    Tallahassee, FL

    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor. 12:9a NIV

  38. 638
    Diane says:

    Diane, Killeen: “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothes yourselves with Christ.” -Galatians 3:26-27 TNIV

  39. 639
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Clarksville,TN My sons (daughters:)) do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as sons (daughters).
    Hebrews 12:5,6 NIV

  40. 640
    Tammy Nunnally says:

    Tammy, Lawrenceville, GA: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

  41. 641
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle, Austin

    The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Ex 14:14 NIV

  42. 642
    Lee S. says:

    Lee, Lexington,KY
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your reqests to God.
    Philippians 4:6

  43. 643
    Jamie says:

    Jamie: Raytown, Mo
    Jeremiah 17:9 (English Standard Version)

    The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?

  44. 644
    Lynn Pecos, NM says:

    Psalm 73:25-26
    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever. NIV

  45. 645
    Sharon J. says:

    Sharon J. Modesto, CA.
    O LORD, our lord how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Ps 8:1

  46. 646
    Mary Beth says:

    Psalms 50:10 NIV

    10 for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.

  47. 647
    Gloria Brown says:

    Gloria, Aiken SC
    I Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)
    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

  48. 648

    Hab 3:19- The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! (AMP)

    Nashville, TN

  49. 649
    Liz says:

    Liz, Logansport

    2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) “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.”

  50. 650
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg MI, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

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