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. 7051
    Ellen says:

    Ellen, Sevierville, TN.

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

  2. 7052
    Tricia says:

    Tricia, Eldridge, IA
    “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  3. 7053
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Midland, TX. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

  4. 7054
    Pam says:

    Pam, Liberty: “But I say, walk and live in the Spirit then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16, Amplified

  5. 7055
    Melinda from Alabama says:

    Melinda, Eclectic, AL

    Is 41:10
    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; I will uphold you with my right hand

  6. 7056
    Melissa says:

    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


    Waddy, KY

  7. 7057
    Kelly, says:

    The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled
    by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NIV

  8. 7058
    Clarice says:

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, & not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  9. 7059
    Kelly, says:

    Temple, Tx

    The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled
    by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NIV

  10. 7060
    Phyllis, Tulsa, OK says:

    Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

  11. 7061
    Emmie says:

    Emmie, Athens, GA.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 ESV

  12. 7062
    Mom of Three says:

    Brenda, Houston,Tx
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:24(NIV)

  13. 7063
    Theresa says:

    Newton, TX

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    Matthew 5:9 KJV

  14. 7064
    Judy Beem says:

    I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. Isaiah 41:9-10 NIV

  15. 7065
    April Garcia says:

    April, Magnolia, TX

    “Widsom rests quietly in the heart of him who has understanding, but what is in the heart of fools is made known.” Proverbs 14:33 NKJV

  16. 7066
    Elizabeth M says:

    Elizabeth,Dallas TX
    Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See,I have written your name on the palms of my hands.–Isaiah 49:15-16a (NLT)

  17. 7067
    Becca Marlow says:

    NIV Luke 1:37

  18. 7068
    Mary Ann says:

    Mary Ann – Summerville, S.C.
    He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber; Indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:3-4 (NIV)

  19. 7069
    Amy says:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, accoring to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  20. 7070
    Janean says:

    Janean, Lakeville: For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Philipians 1:19 NASB

  21. 7071
    Sara says:

    Sara, Dresser “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Isaiah 26:8

  22. 7072
    Jill Holland says:

    Jill, Prosper: “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other, let us show the truth by our actions.”

    1 John 3:18 NLT

  23. 7073
    Tami Shipman says:

    Tami, Painesville Twp., OH
    Psalm 34:8 KJV
    O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

  24. 7074
    Beth says:

    Beth, Cary, NC
    Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…
    2 Pet 1:8 (NIV)

  25. 7075
    Anonymous says:

    I changed my verse! Melissa Clovis, CA “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” (Jeremiah 17:9-10, ESV)

  26. 7076
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Brantley, Alabama ~ “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” – Proverbs 16:32(KJV)

  27. 7077
    Linda from Austin,Tx says:

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV

  28. 7078
    Susan Church says:

    Susan, Crete, NE. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His gloy blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time, now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25 NASB

  29. 7079
    Gr8fulGal says:

    I’m sooo late — Sorry!

    Sharon, Orange, CA

    Romans 8:28

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


  30. 7080
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston

    You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise you with songs of joy. Psalm 64:5 NLT

  31. 7081
    Janet Rawls-Cazares says:

    I am five days late; please do not count me out!

    Janet, Orange, TX Isaiah 55:11 “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” ~NLT (New Living Translation)FIRST VERSE FROM MY BRAND NEW BIBLE!!!!!!

  32. 7082
    Joanna Duck says:

    Norman, OK

    And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
    Zechariah 13:9 KJV

  33. 7083
    Debora S. says:

    Debora, Lakewood, CA

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    NIV, Psalm 73:26

  34. 7084
    Daniela Elliott says:

    Trust in the lord forever. For in the Lord is everlasting strength.Isaiah 26.4 NIV

  35. 7085
    Becky says:

    My friend just told me about the Siesta Scripture Memory Team (Thanks, Cristette!), so I’m jumping in with you girls! I memorized these verses in January- “I would have despaired unless I had believed I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 (NAS)
    “Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 (NAS)
    Now for February 1-“Trust Me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory.” Psalm 50:15( NLT)

  36. 7086
    Melinda says:

    Melinda, Aledo, TX

    “Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I’ll take care of you and your children.” Genesis 50:21 MSG

  37. 7087
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather, Visalia, CA

    If anyone considers herself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on her tongue, she deceives herself and her religion is worthless.

    James 1:26

  38. 7088
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Spokane

    Romans 14:22B Amp

    Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.

  39. 7089
    Amy says:

    Los Angeles, CA

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us

    Hebrews 12:1, ESV

  40. 7090
    Laura says:

    Laura, Jack

    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

  41. 7091
    Cherry, Vicksburg says:

    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 3:22,23 NIV

  42. 7092
    TJ Weeden says:

    TJ Weeden, Myrtle Beach, SC
    ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever, Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV

  43. 7093
    Holla says:

    Holla, Milford, OH

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

  44. 7094
    Tammy says:

    Psalms 40:5 NIV “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you have planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them they would be too many to declare.”
    Tammy Spartanburg, SC

  45. 7095
    Jana Miller says:

    Jana, Tyler, TX. Rev.17:14 NIV They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be his called,chosen and faithful followers!!

  46. 7096
    Ronda says:

    So sorry I’m late! Ronda, Asheville, NC- “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

  47. 7097
    karen lipford says:

    karen, farmington, ar
    “do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spririt of God dwells in you?”
    1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV/KJV

  48. 7098
    Traci says:

    “Flee the evil desires of youth, and persue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

    2 Timothy 2:22

  49. 7099
    Jessica in Myrtle Beach, SC says:

    Psalm 143:8 (ESV)
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

  50. 7100
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Friendsville:
    My Heavenly Valentine sings “I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.” Hosea 2:19 esv

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