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. 7251
    Courtney says:

    Psalms 91:1

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

  2. 7252
    Shelly says:

    Shelly-Seminole, FL ” Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.” Eph. 1:13b-14 (NIV)

    (Sorry I am behind. The battle is great and I need prayer!)

  3. 7253
    Cheryl says:

    Prov. 12:18
    The words of the reckless peirce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. TNIV

  4. 7254
    Kaitlyn says:

    Garner, NC

    1 Peter 5:7 NIrV
    Turn all your worries over to Him, He cares about you.

  5. 7255
    Judy says:

    Judy, Tyler, TX “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV 1984)

  6. 7256
    Kathleen says:

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.
    John 10:10 NIV

  7. 7257
    Jennifer; McKinney says:

    The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
    Isaiah 32:17 NIV

  8. 7258
    Becky Baton Rouge, La says:

    Lord God, You are near to all who cal on You,
    to all who call in truth.
    Psalms 145:18

  9. 7259
    Lissa says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless- that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.
    1 Peter 3: 8-9 The Message

  10. 7260
    Amy says:

    Bowling Green, KY

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

    Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

  11. 7261
    Kathie Nappier says:

    I will go before you
    and will level the mountains;
    I will break down gates of bronze
    and cut through bars of iron.

    Isaiah 45:2 NIV

    Aiken, SC

  12. 7262
    Hannah Seale says:

    Hannah, La Grange TX,
    “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

  13. 7263

    ~Melanie -Tulsa, OK
    For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything! Hebrews 3:4 NIV

    ~Raeleen -Tulsa, OK
    My heart jumps for joy, I will sing and give thanks to him! Psalms 28:7b NIRV

  14. 7264
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Houston TX. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (NIV)

  15. 7265
    Brenda says:

    Ephesians 1:13

    And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.

  16. 7266
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Houston TX. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

  17. 7267
    Angela F./Mississippi says:

    OOPS! I almost forgot!!! Please forgive!!
    For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 NIV
    Angela in Mississippi!

  18. 7268
    Charity from Suffolk, VA says:

    Had this verse in my spiral since mid-January, but just getting around to posting…hope it still counts! 🙂

    “As the dear pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for YOU, Oh God!” Ps. 42:1 ~NASB

  19. 7269
    Doris says:

    Doris, Whiteville, NC
    “He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in it season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
    Psalm 1: 3-4 ESV

  20. 7270
    Trish says:

    Trish, Harrodsburg KY

    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
    1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

  21. 7271
    Elaina says:

    Elaina, Tulsa, OK

    “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”” – 1 Corinthians 15:33

  22. 7272
    Rene Thompson says:

    Rene – Claremore OK – late due to record breaking blizzard – Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight in abundance. Isaiah 55:2 NKJV

  23. 7273
    Pam, Edmond says:

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you and watch over you. NIV

  24. 7274
    Kelly J says:

    Kelly, Houston, Texas. (40)

    Psalm 86:11-12
    Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart,that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

    ….God has shown me my divided heart. This is my prayer as I seek wholeness and a full heart for Him……

  25. 7275
    Kelleri says:

    Katy, TX

    2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (NLT)

    Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. (v15)He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

  26. 7276
    Hope says:

    Hope, Elgin, TX

    My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart. Proverbs 4:20-21 (NLT)

  27. 7277
    PAULA says:

    Paula, Wichita Falls, TX Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7 NAS

  28. 7278
    Christina, Galveston says:

    …because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:5-6

  29. 7279
    Diane says:

    Diane- Lakeland, Florida

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm23:1NIV

  30. 7280

    “So then, since we have a great high priest who has entered heaven, Jesus, son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This high priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all the same testings, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy and find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4: 14-16

  31. 7281
    Nancy says:

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

  32. 7282
    Leslie says:

    Leslie- Tyler, TX

    I started this late but I’m planning on catching up! My first verse for February is:

    ” Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    knowledge rather than choice gold,
    for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.”
    -Proverbs 8:10-11 (NIV)

  33. 7283
    Iris Stinson says:

    Just wanted to say God bless you Beth and praise God for giving us a woman who can make us laugh and cry and love Him with the same passion you have. I am so excited about Bible studies when it is with you. We are currently studying Esther and already got the Holy Spirit jumping inside me with goosebumps all over with just the introduction. WOW! I am so excited I can just imagine what you will teach us so that we too can be touched “for such a time as this!!!!” Thank you Beth. Praise you my Lord and my Savior!!!

  34. 7284
    Gay Beck says:

    Gay, Plain City, OH

    Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

    Psalm 16:1 (NIV)

  35. 7285
    Sharon says:

    Sharon — San Antonio, TX

    “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. James 4:17 (NIV)

  36. 7286
    Wynne says:

    Midland, Texas
    James 1:2-4
    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

  37. 7287
    Karen from Whitefish, MT says:

    “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 NIV

  38. 7288
    Megan Holt says:

    I think I need to memorize part of this one that you mentioned!!! It will be good for my soul!

    “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil.” Hebrews 2:14 (NIV)

  39. 7289
    Rochelle says:

    Rochelle, Kingsport

    And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

    2 Corinthians 12:9

  40. 7290
    Sylvia Many, La says:

    Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV

  41. 7291
    Christy says:

    Sorry for the delay. I just got to a computer from being snowed in.
    Fayetteville, AR
    “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.”
    Romans 2:13 NIV

  42. 7292
    Casi says:

    “And it is impossible to please God without faith! Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
    Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)

    Woodway, Texas

  43. 7293
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Columbus, OH
    Ps. 62: 1-2 NIV (1984)
    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

  44. 7294
    Delores says:

    Belleville, IL

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

  45. 7295
    Sara says:

    Colossians 1:7-8 NIV
    You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
    and who has told us of your love in the Spirit.

  46. 7296
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, New York, NY
    Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)
    “But now, this is what the LORD says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

  47. 7297
    Kim says:

    Kim, Springfield, MO

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

  48. 7298
    brooke says:


    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV

  49. 7299
    Jess says:

    Hebrews 12:2
    “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  50. 7300
    Christen Causey says:

    Christen – Birmingham, AL

    “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    Psalm 25:4-5

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