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. 7151
    Lori says:

    Lori, Temple, Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

  2. 7152
    Mary says:

    Mary, Atlanta, GA

    Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days – you would not believe if you were told.
    Habakkuk 1:5

  3. 7153
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Athens,”The words of the LORD are pure words like silver tried seven times. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation, forever.” NKJ

  4. 7154
    christy a says:

    Isaiah 43:19 ‘Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ESV

  5. 7155
    Bettye Ann Grice says:

    Bettye Ann, Southlake, TX
    “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

  6. 7156
    Ami says:

    Ami Brisbane Australia;

    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  7. 7157
    Kathy Young says:

    Kathy, Oakland, Oregon

    “so you are no longer a slave; but a son, and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”

    Gal 4:7 NIV

  8. 7158
    Sabrina Reinhart says:

    Sabrina, Bahrain (sorry I’m late)

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

    — Micah 6:8, NIV

  9. 7159
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Decatur, Al 1 Peter 3:8-9. NLT Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.

  10. 7160
    Sahar Smith says:

    Sahar, Gainesville, VA
    O Lord, O Lord, You have begun to show Your servant Your strength and power and Your mighty hand and outstretched arm, for what god is there in heaven or earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds? Deut. 3:24

  11. 7161
    Amy says:

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

  12. 7162
    Hayley says:

    Hayley, Seymour, TX
    May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NLT

  13. 7163
    Jennab says:

    Jennab Vancouver, WA

    Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young- a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3 Niv

  14. 7164
    Terri says:

    Terri, Marion, IN

    Colossians 3:12

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people,
    holy and dearly loved,
    clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
    gentleness and patience. (NIV)

  15. 7165
    Mindy says:

    This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it…” Isaihah 30:15, Mindy, Broadview Heights, NIV

  16. 7166
    Donna says:

    Donna, Monroe,
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

    Philippians 4:6 NIV

  17. 7167
    Kandi says:

    Hillsborough, NC

    Proverbs 11:16- A kindhearted woman gains respect; but ruthless men gain only wealth.

  18. 7168
    Samina; Charlotte, NC says:

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2Corinthians 1: 3-4 (NIV)

  19. 7169
    Juanita says:

    Juanita, Owatonna, MN
    Galations 5:22-26 NIV

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

  20. 7170
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Neosho

    James 2:12 – 13

    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.

  21. 7171
    Kay, LaGrange, GA says:

    1John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. NIV

  22. 7172
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Atlanta
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV

  23. 7173
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Woodstock, CT:
    Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. They you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. He peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4: 6-7 Amplified

  24. 7174
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine, Smithfield, NC – Isaiah 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 righteous right hand.

  25. 7175
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, McKinney
    Teach me Thy way, O Lord; I will walk in Thy truth; Unite my heart to fear Thy name. Psalm 86:11 NASV

  26. 7176

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  27. 7177
    Haley Miller says:

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

  28. 7178
    Angela Mills says:

    Angela, Oil City, LA

    Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 NIV

  29. 7179
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Loganville, GA:”But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  30. 7180
    Shirley, Fairburn, GA says:

    “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shown no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” James 2:12-13 NKJV

  31. 7181
    Kiana Lea says:

    Kiana ~ Austin, TX
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  32. 7182
    Michelle says:

    Sorry I’m late. Been a little too busy setting about my work vigorously because my arms are strong for my tasks. Hehehe

    Ok–verse 3:

    Michelle, Russellville

    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

  33. 7183
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, UK

    For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    Colossians 1:9 NASB

  34. 7184
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Orlando
    Psalm 16:5&6 (NIV)
    “LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”

  35. 7185
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Florence,AL.

    Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not your masters.
    Colossians 3:23

  36. 7186
    Cindy says:

    Sorry to be late!
    Cindy from Raleigh NC. Col 4:6 (NIV) “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

  37. 7187
    Trechell says:

    Spring, TX
    Do not be misled: “Bad Company corrupts good character.”
    1 Corinthians 15:33

  38. 7188
    Amie says:

    Amie from Centreville:
    Be still and know that I am God
    Psalm 46:10a

  39. 7189
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Dallas, TX…”Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.” Eph. 3:20 NLT

  40. 7190
    Sheila says:

    Garner, NC

    Psalm 28:7 NLT

    The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me & my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

  41. 7191
    Debie says:

    Enid, Ok

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. NIV

  42. 7192
    Katie says:

    Katie, Memphis

    “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

  43. 7193
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Naperville “Charm is deceptive and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Proverbs 31:30 NLT

  44. 7194
    Elizabeth from Charlotte says:

    Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Ps 116:2 NIV

  45. 7195
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from NH
    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

  46. 7196
    lisa Wood says:

    Lisa, O’Fallon, MO “…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control;
    and to self-control, perseverance…”
    – 2 Peter 1:5a-6a (NIV)

  47. 7197
    Libbie says:

    Hebrews 1:3

    The Son is the Radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by His powerful word”…

  48. 7198
    Katherine says:

    Katherine, Russell
    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)

  49. 7199
    Bailey Brown says:

    Bailey Abilene, TX

    So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

    Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)

  50. 7200
    Teresa Chism says:

    John 11:40
    Then Jesus said, “Did I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God.”

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