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. 6901
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Loami, IL Sorry very late. Blizzard 2011=No power!
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10, NIV

  2. 6902
    Brandi Cox says:

    Brandi in Fayetteville,AR

    Proverbs 16:3 NIV
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

  3. 6903
    Kim Mote says:

    Kim, Searcy, AR. “(Kim) will keep in perfect peace when (her) mind is steadfast, because (she) trusts in you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  4. 6904
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer H.
    Urbandale, IA
    “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”
    1 John 4:18 NLT

  5. 6905
    Christina says:

    White Castle, La

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22 NIV

  6. 6906
    Kim says:

    Kim Pine Village, IN.

    Philippians 4:4,5
    “Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again; Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evedent to all. The LORD is near.” (The NIV)

  7. 6907

    Cindy Ferndale Wa.

    Philippians 4:6 NIV
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. 🙂

  8. 6908
    Kim says:

    Kim in Billings, MT – Love is patient, love is kind. It dows 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. 1 Cor 13:4-5 NIV

  9. 6909
    Tanya says:

    Sharpsville, IN

    Deut. 6:4-5 “…The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

  10. 6910
    robin says:


    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding
    Prov 3:5

  11. 6911
    Mamahop says:

    Mary, Bolivar:
    Isaiah 43:2

    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.

  12. 6912
    Erma Kelso` says:

    Erma, Houston – Do not be anxious about anything, but by everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:4-6 NIV

  13. 6913
    Camille says:

    Camille, Keller, TX:

    Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
    Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
    Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
    speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
    Those who refuse to gossip
    or harm their neighbors
    or speak evil of their friends.
    Those who despise flagrant sinners,
    and honor the faithful followers of the Lord,
    and keep their promises even when it hurts.
    Those who lend money without charging interest,
    and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
    Such people will stand firm forever.

    Psalm 15 (New Living Translation)

    • 6913.1
      Manon says:

      Manon, Pebble Beach, my third verse will be:
      “Place a guard over my mouth, O GOD, keep watch over the door of my lips. ” Psalm 141:3

  14. 6914
    sepik-meri katie says:

    Katie, Gig Harbor WA

    Restore our fortunes O Lord like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears SHALL REAP with shouts of JOY! He who goes out weeping bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him!

    Psalm 126:4-6 LOVE THIS!!!!!

  15. 6915
    julie says:

    Julie, Edmonds, The Message

    Hebrews 10:24-25
    Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.

  16. 6916
    Jill says:

    Little late..but here it is. This is where I turn when I finally realize I have been wasting time and emntion.
    Psalm 94 18-19 When I said, “My foot is slipping” your love, O lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul. NIV

  17. 6917
    lisa tapio says:

    lisa,long beach,wa “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” 2 Tim 1:14 NASB

  18. 6918
    Pam H says:

    Pam, Naperville, IL
    “…from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name..” Eph.3:15 NIV
    Sorry I’m late, the blizzard threw me off schedule!

  19. 6919
    sheila says:

    Sheila, Appleton, NY
    Deuteronomy 2:7 The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.

  20. 6920
    Brandy says:

    Brandy-Aurora, CO

    Sorry I’m SO late. . .don’t know where on earth the days went! YIKES!

    I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the LORD.

    Psalm 27:13-14 (New International Version, ©2010)

  21. 6921
    Shelby says:

    Shelby from Keller, TX

    “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15 NIV

  22. 6922
    Katie says:

    Katie, Frisco, TX
    “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
    Psalm 112:7 NIV

    • 6922.1

      Katie, I was flipping through the verses like always today and read yours. This has helped me so much today. I await news today. Thanks so very much for sharing this verse. I am claiming it this very minute.

  23. 6923
    Katie says:

    Katie, Hueytown: He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

  24. 6924
    Erica says:

    Van Buren, Missouri

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

  25. 6925
    Tammy, Assumption, IL says:

    God of Hope, fill me with joy and peace as I trust in You, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom. 15:13 NIV We finally have power back after the ice storm!

  26. 6926
    shelly, willmar mn says:

    Colossians 4:6 niv
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know haw to answer everyone.

  27. 6927
    Shell says:

    “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.”
    Eph 1:4
    The Message

  28. 6928
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Charleston SC, “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”, Revelation 21:5 (KJV)

  29. 6929
    Linda, Paris, Texas says:

    Romans 12: 1-2 NIV “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

  30. 6930
    Pam says:

    Austin, TX, Philippians 3:21 NIV

    “who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

  31. 6931
    Del says:

    “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Jesus in Matthew 21:22 NIV

  32. 6932
    Heather says:

    Ephesians 4:29 “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” NIV

  33. 6933
    Kristin Eldridge says:

    Kristin, St. Louis, MO

    The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11

  34. 6934
    Erin says:

    Chicago, IL

    It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night,anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. Psalm 127:2 (NLT)

  35. 6935
    Jaclyn says:

    Richmond, VA

    Isaiah 26:3
    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Today’s New International Version

  36. 6936
    Julie says:

    Julie, Madison:

    Restore our fortunes O Lord like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears SHALL REAP with shouts of JOY! He who goes out weeping bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him!

    Psalm 126:4-6 ESV

  37. 6937
    Amy Hammons says:

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

  38. 6938
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Dow, Il
    Been iced in. Sorry I’m late!

    You, friends, must not become tired of doing good.

    2 Thessalonians 3:13 TEV

  39. 6939
    Maddie says:

    Maddie, Rockport Ma

    For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that who ever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life

    john 3:16

  40. 6940
    Grace Hill says:

    Grace, Decatur, Alabama
    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. Isaiah 54:10 NIV Bible

  41. 6941
    Clarice says:

    Tust in the LORD with all thine hearth & lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge Him & He shall direct thy path.
    Proverb 3:5 & 6 KJV

  42. 6942
    Michelle says:

    Romans 12:2, And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

  43. 6943
    Claire says:

    College Station, Texas
    Psalm 16:11 (NIV)
    “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

  44. 6944
    Kirsten says:

    Kirsten, Lubbock Tx
    Be still and know that I am God
    Psalm 46:10, NIV

  45. 6945
    Cathy says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14

  46. 6946
    Amy says:

    Amy, St. Louis

    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, NET

  47. 6947
    Crissy says:

    Crissy, TN
    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

  48. 6948
    Nona from Poplar Bluff says:

    “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matt. 22:37-40 NIV).

  49. 6949
    Susan says:

    Susan, Buena Vista, GA
    Galatians 5:13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instread, use your freedom to serve one another in love. NLT

  50. 6950

    Youngstown, Ohio

    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35, NIV

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