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. 7201
    Cheri says:

    Isaiah 45:3 ESV

    I will give you the treasures of darkness and hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

  2. 7202
    Chantel says:

    Austin, TX
    Matthew 11:28-30
    Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

  3. 7203
    Faith Williams says:

    “Remember the miracles HE has done; remember HIS wonders and HIS decisions.” Psalms 105:5 (New Century Version)

  4. 7204
    Becca says:

    Becca, Irving – 1 Sam 12:24 (NIV) But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you

  5. 7205
    Ada - Lovin Him says:

    Rochester, MI

    I’ll lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121 1&2 NIV

  6. 7206
    Elizabeth says:

    Rochester, MI

    I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121 1&2 NIV

  7. 7207
    Danielle says:

    Cumming, GA

    “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. I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18:1-3 NIV

  8. 7208
    Jeani says:

    Webster Texas

    2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV

    While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

  9. 7209
    Angee says:

    Angee, Evansville, Isaiah 40:31, NIV
    But those who hope (trust) 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.

  10. 7210
    Karen says:

    Tuscaloosa, AL

    In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
    Proverbs 16:9, NIV

  11. 7211
    Anne says:

    Anne, Wauchula
    The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry. Ps. 34:15 (NIV)

  12. 7212
    Kristy says:

    Kristy from Port Angeles, Washington
    “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy turned into gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” James 4:8-10 (NASB)

  13. 7213
    Maureen says:

    Maureen, Cambridge, MA. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

  14. 7214
    Donalene says:

    Columbus, Ohio

    Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:10

  15. 7215
    Laurie says:

    Laurie Calhoun, Ga 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

  16. 7216
    Sue says:

    St.Paul, MN

    You have made know to me the path of life- you will make me full of gladness with your presence. Acts 2:28 ESV

  17. 7217
    Molly says:

    St.Paul, MN

    You have made know to me the path of life- you will make me full of gladness with your presence.
    Acts 2:28 ESV

  18. 7218
    Jami Holland says:

    “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV

    Jami Holland
    Boone, NC

  19. 7219
    katie says:

    Bothell WA
    Matthew 7:11 NET

    If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
    (As an aside, I believe that this was Oswald Chambers “life verse” 🙂

  20. 7220
    Linda says:

    Linda Westerville, OH

    “I tell you the truth, he who belives has everlasting life.”
    John 6:47 NIV

  21. 7221
    Natalie says:

    Natalie Missoula MT “Serve the LORD with gladness;come before His presence with singing.” Psalm 100:2 New King James Version

  22. 7222
    debbie bowling says:

    Debbie, Smithville. “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord.” (Psalm 112:7) The NIV Bible. January 1 Bible verse.
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27) The NIV Bible. January 15th Bible verse. “Keep your lives free from the love of mone, and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) The NIV Bible. I’m late joining the memory verse team. February 1 Bible verse.

  23. 7223
    Janet, Bradenton, FL says:

    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
    I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
    no one can snatch them out of my hand.
    John 10:27-28

  24. 7224
    LisaRay says:

    For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 NIV

    Lisa Ray, Trout, LA

  25. 7225
    Janine says:

    Janine, Round Rock
    He must become greater, I must become less. John 3:30 NIV

  26. 7226
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth/Lewisville, TX

    You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward. Deuteronomy 2:3 (ESV)

  27. 7227
    Susan says:

    Corinth, TX

    We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from GOD, that we may understand what GOD has freely given us.

    1 Corinthians 2:12 (NIV)

  28. 7228
    Merredith says:

    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 40:31NIV

  29. 7229
    Teresa says:

    Odessa, Texas

    “God is able to make all grace abound to you so that in all things at all times, having all that you need you will abound in very good work”

    2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  30. 7230

    Alicia, Columbus, OH ~ And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31 (NKJV)

  31. 7231
    Ruth says:

    Natchitoches, LA

    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have summoned you by name;you are mine.”
    Isaiah 43:1 (New International Version)

  32. 7232
    Gloria says:

    Gloria – Macon, Georgia

    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

    Acts 3:19, NIV

  33. 7233
    Chris says:

    Chris, Glen Morgan, WV Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
    And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. Phil 1:9 NIV

  34. 7234
    Donna says:

    Corbin, Kentucky

    My son, give me your heart,
    and let your eyes observe my ways.

    Proverbs 23:26

  35. 7235
    Tricia from Oregon says:

    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

  36. 7236
    Kala says:

    Kala- Overland Park, KS

    “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.”

    Psalms 63:3-4

  37. 7237
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Frankfort,
    When I said, “my foot is slipping,” your love O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consolation brought joy to my soul.” psalm 94:18-19 NIV

  38. 7238
    Cheryl says:

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 NIV

  39. 7239
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, St. Peters, MO
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through 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: 2-3 (NIV)

  40. 7240
    Robin says:

    If your gift is to encourage others, do it! …And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:8-10 NLT

  41. 7241
    Bernice says:

    Bernice – Lemont, Illinois –
    “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 – NIV

  42. 7242
    Diana says:

    Hawkins, Texas

    1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (NKJV)

    All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each the other’s well-being.

  43. 7243
    Becca says:

    Becca – Houston, TX

    “Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” Ps 97:10 NIV

  44. 7244
    Rebecca says:

    Dallas, TX
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
    Philippians 4:6-8

  45. 7245
    Kelly says:

    Kelly Cheney WA
    “Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
    Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

  46. 7246
    Julie says:

    Granbury, TX

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 (NIV)

  47. 7247
    KrisDot says:

    Kristi, Bethany, OK
    “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NIV

  48. 7248
    Village Sister says:

    Greenville, SC

    Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust in Me. -John 14:1 NIV

  49. 7249
    Jenna says:

    “Commit your way to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.”
    Proverbs 16:3 NIV
    Benton, AR

  50. 7250
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda & girls, Pauls Valley, OK
    I John 4:19 NIV “We love Him because He first loved us.”

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