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. 6951
    rlh says:

    erie, pa
    “God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgement Day-our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life – fear of death, fear of judgement – is one not yet fully formed in love.” 1John4:18 The Message

  2. 6952
    Patti says:

    Patti, Houston, Numbers 6:24-26 NJV
    The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The lord lift up His countenance upn you, And give you peace.

  3. 6953
    Lisa B. says:

    Houston, TX

    Psalm 145:1-7 NIV

    “I will exalt you my God the King.
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
    Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
    Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
    One generation will commend your works to the next.
    They will tell of your mighty acts.
    They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
    They will tell of the power of your awesome works,
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
    They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

  4. 6954
    Beth, Houston TX says:

    James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

    Had a good conversation with my mother-in-law & thought of this.

  5. 6955
    Shira Thompson says:

    Shira, Knoxville, Tn.
    I Corinthians 4:16, Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

  6. 6956
    sarah young says:

    Sarah, Sydney. AU. for my angel baby.
    “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:15-16. NIV.

  7. 6957
    Manon says:

    Manon of Pebble beach, my third verse will be “set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips!” Psalm 141:3

  8. 6958
    Stefanie says:

    Stefanie, Moses Lake, WA James 1:5-6 NIV

    If any of you lacks wisdon, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  9. 6959
    Laura says:

    Laura, Beaumont TX
    Psalm 40:2 “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.” NIV

  10. 6960
    Amy says:

    Amy W
    Plano, TX

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you!
    1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  11. 6961
    Sara says:

    Colossians 1:5-6 NIV
    the faith and love that spring from the hope stored for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world-just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard and truly understood God’s grace.

  12. 6962
    Susan says:

    Susan Adamsville,tx Psalm 65:4 niv
    (God gave this because I was griping about the parsonage being next door to the church.)

    Blessed are those you choose
    and bring near to live in your courts!
    We are filled with the good things of your house,
    of your holy temple.

  13. 6963
    Kathy, Arlington, TX says:

    Hosea 3:1 NIV
    “…the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”

  14. 6964
    Dawn says:

    Dawn Augusta, Ga

    Jeremiah 29: 11-13
    For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  15. 6965
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Sykesville MD
    1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT
    No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.

  16. 6966
    Laura says:

    Laura, Pleasant Hill, CA

    Psalm 30:2 ESV
    “Oh Lord my God, I cried to YOU for help, and YOU have healed me.”

  17. 6967
    Elizabeth Kesselring says:

    Elizabeth with the flu in snow-covered Rochester, NH:

    For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12, NIV

  18. 6968
    Joan says:

    Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
    1 Peter 5:7 KJV

  19. 6969
    Abbie says:

    Abbie – Franklin, TN
    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

  20. 6970
    Cindie says:

    “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
    Sanford, FL

  21. 6971
    Megs says:

    For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15
    Megan Boston, MA

  22. 6972
    LynnOnTheNet says:

    Lynnette in Houston
    2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  23. 6973
    Rosie says:

    Rosie, Valencia, CA
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV

  24. 6974
    Carrie says:

    Ugh…4 days late! I have my verse memorized, but have neglected to get it on here. I’ve also got my mom involved so I’ll post hers later tonight.

    The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
    Galatians 5: 22-23

    Burnt Hills, NY

  25. 6975
    Erin Richey says:

    Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

  26. 6976
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Pittsburgh:

    “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22, NIV.

    Sorry it’s a bit late … blame my fever! 🙂

  27. 6977
    stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Glen Burnie,MD
    “And they sang a new song, saying,
    ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,
    for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.'”
    Revelation 5:9-10 ESV

  28. 6978
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Union City, Georgia, Isaiah 49:16 NIV
    “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”

  29. 6979
    Kara, Fort Bragg, NC says:

    Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed because we can trust God to do what He promised. Hebrews 10:23 NCV

  30. 6980
    Deanna, Fort Bragg, NC says:

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day hs enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 NIV

  31. 6981
    Renee' says:

    Renee’ ~ Nashville
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  32. 6982
    Mary, Boston says:

    “Bless the Lord of my soul and all that is deepest within me bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives every one of all my iniquities, who heals each one of all my diseases, who redeems my life from the pit and corruption, who beautifies, dignifies and crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercy, who satisfies my mouth with good so that my youth, renewed, is like the eagles…strong , overcoming soaringl…and His righteousness is to the children’s children of those who are faithful.”
    PS 103: 1-5; 17b-18 Amp.

  33. 6983
    Sharon says:

    You discern my going out and my lying down; you are famiiar with all my ways.
    Psalm 139:3

  34. 6984
    Sharon says:

    Okay, let’s try this again.

    You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
    Psalm 139:3

    Aubrey, Texas

  35. 6985
    Nancy Lee says:

    2 Cor. 4:16-18, NIV
    Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

    Nancy Lee, Aubrey, Texas

  36. 6986
    Gwen says:

    Gwen Vicksburg, MS A time to love, and a time to hate,a time of war , and a time of peace. Ecclesiaster 3:8 KJV

  37. 6987
    Tami says:

    Eph 3:17-18

    Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into Gods love and keep you strong.And may you have the power to understand, as all Gods people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep his love is.

  38. 6988
    Sharon says:

    Psalm 139:3, NKJV
    You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

    Sharon, Aubrey, Texas

  39. 6989
    Annmarie says:

    Annmarie, Kernersville, NC
    Psalm 18: 1-2, NIV
    I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

  40. 6990

    Charlotte, AR: Matthew 21:21 (New Living Translation)

    21 Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.

  41. 6991
    Denise says:

    Denise from CT: “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-it;s painful! But afterword there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in thsi way’-Hebrews 12:11 NLT

  42. 6992
    April says:

    April, Hume

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NIV

  43. 6993
    CHUMS Sisters says:

    Gayle, Jeanne, Carrie
    Sharon, Julia, Barbara
    Ventura, CA

    Phil 4:113

    “I can do all things through Him who strenghens me.”


  44. 6994
    Megan, New York says:

    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

  45. 6995
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Elk Grove, CA
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Prov. 3:5-6 NIV

  46. 6996
    Cathy says:

    2 Corinthians 5:7
    For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  47. 6997
    Jeannette says:

    Jeannette Beaumont Tx:
    Mat 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
    Mat 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
    Mat 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

    still on my quest of memorizing the beattitudes.

  48. 6998
    Shelley says:

    Shelley C.
    Casey, IL

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

    James 1: 2-4 NIV

    (so glad the power is back on!!!!!!)

  49. 6999
    Wanda says:

    Wanda – Laurel, MS
    Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.
    Philippians 2:3 (NASB)

  50. 7000
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Denton,Tx: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. I Corinthians 13:4-8a NIV

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