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. 651
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Brighton, CO Do not fear for I am with you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Is 41:10 NASB.

    Perfect to calm and help refocus me after a car accident yesterday!

  2. 652

    Lindsey, Fuquay-Varina, NC

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

  3. 653
    Beth S says:

    Beth, Richmond VA

    “Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
    Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

    Psalm 62: 5-6 NIV

  4. 654
    Renita-Prattville says:

    Renita~Prattville, Al

    I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

    Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV)

  5. 655
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Denver CO

    Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10 NLT

    In Him


  6. 656
    Ericka says:

    Ericka, Langhorne, PA; “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 (New International Version)

  7. 657
    Catherine says:

    Catherine: Puyallup,WA

    “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.”
    1 Cor 13:4-5 ESV

  8. 658
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Lewisville, TX
    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him
    Psalm 62:1 NIV

  9. 659
    Becky says:

    Becky, Attalla, AL
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD Jeremiah 17:7 NASB

  10. 660
    Fonda Kaye says:

    Fonda, Biloxi, “I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
    2 Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1-2 NIV

  11. 661
    Cindy says:

    Cindy ~ Broken Arrow, OK

    May the God of hope fill you will 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)

  12. 662
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Auburn, Al – Hear, O Israel, 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. Deut. 6:4-5 NIV

  13. 663
    Savanna says:

    Savanna -Atlanta, GA. The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs…you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 NIV.

  14. 664
    Sue Sue says:

    Brenda, Bainbridge,GA.
    2 Timothy 2:15
    Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. NASV

  15. 665
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Charlotte, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 NASB

  16. 666
    Tammy says:


    Romans 3:23-24 NASB
    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.”

  17. 667
    Marcy says:

    Marcy; Elizabethtown, Ky; ” I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 NIV

  18. 668
    Danielle Crane says:

    Danielle, Lansing, MI:
    “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
    Psalm 5:3 (?)

  19. 669
    Kim P. says:

    Kim, Charlotte, NC: “‘but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exeercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for I delight in these things,’ declares the LORD.” NASB

  20. 670
    jean pennington says:

    Jean, Houston, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge” 2 Pet. 1:5 NIV

  21. 671
    HulaHeart says:

    Paula, Brownwood, Tx
    For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.
    Romans 8:2. NET

  22. 672
    Shelley says:

    Shelley: Friendswood, TX
    Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 NIV

  23. 673
    Cara says:

    Romans 12:2, NLT

  24. 674
    Donna says:

    Eldorado, Texas
    “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.” James 1:26 (NIV)

  25. 675
    Tami says:

    Tami Wisely, Phoenix,Az
    Proverbs 3:3: Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. write them deep within your heart. NLT

  26. 676
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, Jacksonville

    I John 5:3&4 NIV: “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

  27. 677
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Hamilton, NJ

    Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it–the Lord is His name: “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 22:2-3 ESV

  28. 678
    Wendy says:

    Wendy – Cheyenne, WY.

    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. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  29. 679
    Susan says:

    Susan, Andover, KS: “I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you.” 2 Samuel 7:9 (NIV)

  30. 680
    Chrissy says:

    Chrissy; Clemmons, NC:

    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
    Romans 8:38-39, HCSB

  31. 681
    ValerieGail says:

    Birmingham, AL

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Psalm 16:3 (NIV)

  32. 682
    Crystal says:

    Crystal-Milford, IA: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4 TNIV

  33. 683
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Corinth, TX. The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
    And His song will be with me in the night,
    A prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 NASB

  34. 684
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Michigan: Proverbs 31:14-15 –
    14 She is like the merchant ships,
    She brings her food from afar.
    15 She also rises while it is yet night,
    And provides food for her household,
    And a portion for her maidservants.

  35. 685
    Melody says:

    Melody, Detroit. “No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.” 1 Cor. 2:7 TNIV

  36. 686
    Nise' says:

    Nise’, Michigan
    The Lord protects you, the Lord is a shelter by your right side.
    The sun does not strike you by day or the moon by night.
    The Lord will protect you from all harm.
    He will protect your life.
    The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

    Psalm 121:5-8

  37. 687
    Pam says:

    Mark 10:45 KJV-For even the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give His life a ransom for many.

  38. 688
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Tulsa,”So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the Glory of the Lord. And the Lord, who is the Spirit, makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3″18 NLT

  39. 689
    Paige Szajnuk says:

    “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.”
    Psalm 18: 16 (NIV 2011)
    Paige – Overland Park, KS

  40. 690
    Tricia says:

    Tricia, PA
    Hosea 6:3
    Oh that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him! Then He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.
    Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

  41. 691
    Jo says:

    Jo, Fremont, CA:
    “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
    In God, whose word I praise,
    In God I have put my trust;
    I shall not be afraid
    What can mere man do to me”
    Psalm 56:3-4 NASB

  42. 692
    Hollie says:

    Hollie, Mount Vernon

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Philippians 4:6

  43. 693
    Carrie K says:

    Carrie, Des Moines, IA-

    “Yet this I call to mind and therefore have hope. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed; his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.” Lamentations 3:21-27 (NIV 2011)

  44. 694
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather, Lewiston: “… We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” II Cor. 1:8b-9, NIV

  45. 695
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine – Modesto, CA
    Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love will follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord and His presence shall be my dwelling place.
    Psalm 23:6 Amplified

  46. 696
    Pam says:

    “Put on the new self created to be like God in true righteousness and holyness.” Ephesians 4:24 NIV

  47. 697
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Currie,NC ESV, Psalm 73:26,28 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But for me it is good to be near God, I have made the Lord God my refuge that I may tell of all your works.

  48. 698
    Beth from Marion, IA says:

    After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 1 Thes 4:17 NIV.

  49. 699
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Elgin, IL

    If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

    Matthew 6:30, NLT

  50. 700
    tamara says:

    Tamara, Alabama: “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.” Romans 12:1-2 NIV

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