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. 7101

    But this is what the Lord says-he who created you,Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; You are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and when you pass though 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. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3a NIV

    Mandie, Parker, CO

  2. 7102
    boomama says:

    Sophie – Birmingham, AL – “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.” – Romans 6:6

  3. 7103
    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, TX

    Prov 10:19
    When words are many, sin is not absent, but [she] who holds [her] tongue is wise.

  4. 7104
    Angela says:

    Angela, Cleveland, TN

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

    Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

  5. 7105
    Deonne says:

    Deonne, Marshall TX
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  6. 7106
    Letha Schrader says:

    Letha, Lancaster, OH

    For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

  7. 7107
    Regina from Cheney, WA says:

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast becasue he trusts in you. – Isaiah 26:3 – NIV

  8. 7108
    Anna Mitchell says:

    posting for my 8 year old daughter whose decided to join me on this challenge! Someone say GLORY!

    Ella Grace, age 8- Tyler Texas
    John 3:5 (NIV)
    Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.”

  9. 7109
    Meg Anderson says:

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” Matthew 5:6-8

  10. 7110
    Jenni K, Vero Beach FL says:

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

  11. 7111
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Stamford, TX “My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world.” 1 John 4:4 MSG

  12. 7112
    Marlene says:

    Marlene, Harleysville, PA – Leviticus 26:13 – I am the Lord you God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with your heads held high.

  13. 7113
    Becky says:

    Waukesha WI

    Psalm 94:21 NIV

    When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

  14. 7114
    Becca says:

    Becca, Austin, TX
    “accept one another then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God” Romans 15:7 (NIV)

  15. 7115
    Julie says:

    Ah! I’m late!
    Julie, Girdwood, AK
    The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 NIV

  16. 7116
    anne Lakeville, MN says:

    “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 NIV

  17. 7117
    carol says:

    “She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] and makes her arms strong and firm.” Proverbs 31:17 AMP

  18. 7118
    Betsy, St. Louis, MO says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 ESV

    I have wanted to commit this verse to memory for the longest time.

  19. 7119
    ashley e says:

    ashley e
    huntsville, al

    Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 ESV
    8 The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
    The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
    9 Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
    For anger rests in the bosom of fools.

  20. 7120

    Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD is indeed going before you-he will be with you; he will not fail you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged! NET

    Shellie P.
    Moscow, Idaho

    Has anyone noticed a theme with my memory verses?!

  21. 7121
    Hester says:

    Hester, Vicksburg, Ms. The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid. Psalms 27:1 RSV

  22. 7122
    Amanda says:

    Birmingham, AL
    You will make known to me the path of life;
    In your presence is fullness of joy;
    In your right hand there are pleasures forever.
    Psalm 16:11 (NASB)

  23. 7123
    Ruined 4 Him says:

    Littleton CO
    Matthew 7:24-25 MSG

    These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life you are like a smart carpenter whoe built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit; but nothing moved that house, it was fixed to the rock.”

  24. 7124
    Ruined 4 Him says:

    Littleton, CO
    Matthew 7:23-25 MSG

    “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit-but nothing moved that house, it was fixed to the Rock.

  25. 7125
    Kori says:

    Kori, Independence- KY
    “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 NLT

  26. 7126
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Charleston, WV

    For those who find me find life and
    receive favor from the LORD. Proverbs 8:35 NIV

  27. 7127
    Missy says:

    I know I’m late but I still wanted to report! 🙂

    Missy from South Dakota

    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  28. 7128
    Pam Smith says:

    Pam, Smithfield, NC. “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His name.”

    John 20:30-31 (NIV)

  29. 7129
    Deana says:

    Deana, OH

    I will praise you,O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
    Psalm 86:12 NIV

  30. 7130
    sandy; Germantown Hills, IL says:

    Joshua 24:15 (New American Standard Bible)

    “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

  31. 7131
    Sandy; Germantown Hills, IL says:

    Joshua 24:15 (NASB)
    “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…:but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

  32. 7132
    Janet says:

    Jan – Pittsburgh, PA
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverts 3:6 – NLT

  33. 7133
    Linda Houston says:

    Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

  34. 7134
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Louisville
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 nkj

  35. 7135
    Abbey says:

    Abbey: Houston “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.” Philippians 1:9 NIV

  36. 7136
    Donna, Nashville says:

    “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:4-7 NKJ

  37. 7137
    Natalie says:

    5 Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
    6 Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
    will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

    Psalm 126 NIV

    Natalie Irmo, SC

  38. 7138
    Anne says:

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 Anne, Westfield IN

  39. 7139
    Jennifer says:

    Matthew 18:19, NIV

    Again I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

    Jennifer, Houston

  40. 7140
    Anna says:

    Anna, Whidbey Island, WA: I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2 NIV

  41. 7141
    Megan says:

    Megan, Milwaukee:
    “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 NIV

  42. 7142
    Sarah says:

    Nashsville, TN

    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

  43. 7143
    Keri says:

    Keri, Washington
    Sorry I am late, first time posting a verse.
    “God…turned the curse into a blessing.” Dt 23:5 NCV

  44. 7144
    Mary says:


    “You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.”

    Isaiah 40:11

  45. 7145
    Sabrina says:

    Loganville, GA

    I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 NKJV

  46. 7146
    Kim says:

    Centertown, MO
    “For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessings on your descendants.”
    Isaiah 44:3 NIV/1984

  47. 7147
    Kay says:

    Kay, Arkansas, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 2:5, NASB

  48. 7148
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Blue Springs, MO: “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:11-13 NIV

  49. 7149

    Oh that I was stedfast in obeying your decrees!

    Psalm 119:5(NIV)

    Laura from Lake City, Fl.

  50. 7150
    Jamie Wyatt says:

    Fayetteville, GA

    And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. 2 Samuel 6:14 KJV

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