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. 7301
    Susan Parish says:

    Susan, Dallas, TX
    Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (ESV)

  2. 7302
    Beth says:

    Beth, Summerville, SC

    “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:1`0 (NIV)

  3. 7303
    Simply Susan says:

    Hillsboro, KS
    NIV Romans 11: 33-35
    Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
    “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”
    “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”

  4. 7304

    Sacha Hasenyager, Missoula, MT
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  5. 7305
    Jenni says:

    Jenni, Vivian, LA “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.” Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

  6. 7306
    JoHannah says:

    James 2:12-13 NET
    Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgement is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgement.

  7. 7307
    1blessedmommyof4 says:

    Donna, Kershaw
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned w/ salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Col. 4:6 (NIV)

  8. 7308
    Michelle says:

    Michelle W Sylvan Springs, AL ESV James 3:17

    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

  9. 7309
    Terri says:

    Terri~Gray, Ga
    “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.” Isaiah 41:10

  10. 7310
    Glenda from Pasadena TX says:

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
    Proverbs 16:3 NKJV

  11. 7311
    Deanna says:

    Maytown, AL

    James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. (ESV)

  12. 7312
    cynthia says:

    cynthia,Glendale,IS 64:4 Since the beginning of the world men have notheard nor percieved by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides YOU, who acts for the one who waits for Him.”(NKJV)

  13. 7313
    Wanda Caye says:

    Wanda Caye – Kennesaw, GA Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7 NIV

  14. 7314
    Luanne Foster says:

    I am late with this but my verse for February 1-15 is
    Ps. 27:14 ” Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

  15. 7315
    Mandy says:

    Mandy, Franklin, TN

    “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. Isaiah 41:10

  16. 7316
    Jamie says:

    Jamie in Eureka
    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
    1Peter 5:6 NLV

  17. 7317

    Teri Butcher, Romeo, MI.

    Romans 16:19-20

    Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. The god of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

  18. 7318
    Beth says:

    Beth, Kansas City

    James 1:3-4 NIV
    “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

  19. 7319
    Amanda says:

    Amanda – McKinney
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your request to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

  20. 7320
    Damaris, West Palm Beach, FL says:

    Jeremiah 29:11, NIV

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans t prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  21. 7321
    Nancy, Trussville, AL says:

    Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. 1 Timothy 1:15 NIV

  22. 7322
    Kristin says:

    Kristin – Tyler, TX

    “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen”
    2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

  23. 7323
    Nicole Z. says:

    Nicole, Del Norte, “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 1 Chron. 16:9 NLT

    Alyx, Del Norte, “Gracious speech is like clover honey – good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.” Prov. 16:24 Msg

  24. 7324
    Lesley says:

    Lesley, Rocky Mount, NC

    Proverbs 12:18 NIV ” The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

  25. 7325
    Jess says:

    Jess,Columbia, MO Romans 8:15 (ESV) “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry,”Abba! Father!”

  26. 7326
    Mary Alice King says:

    Mary Alice, Colleyville, Tx

    The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army. He makes my feet like hinds feet and will make me to walk(not to stand still in terror, but to walk) and make (spiritual) progress upon my high places(of trouble,suffering or responsibility). Habakkuk 3:19, Amplified

  27. 7327
    Judi Cox says:

    Judi Cox. Topeka, Kansas
    Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall Psalms 55:22 NIV

  28. 7328
    Michelle says:

    Just starting out so gonna post all 3 and be caught up!

    Michelle, Colorado Springs, CO 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possesion, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” NIV

    Phil 4:8 “Fianlly, brother and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, what ever is right, what ever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” NIV

    James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV

  29. 7329
    Sara says:

    Sara, Houston

    Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4b NASB

  30. 7330
    Jovin says:

    Jovin, Houston TX
    “Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.” 1 Tim 1:15-16 (MSG)

  31. 7331
    Barb says:

    Barb from Somerville, NJ
    “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.”

  32. 7332
    Amy says:

    Amy, Covington, WA
    “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.” (NIV)

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    jennifer jacksonville,al says:

    He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Psalm 121:3 HCSB

  34. 7334
    Jonnie says:

    Jonnie, West Lafayette, IN

    Phil. 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.

  35. 7335
    diane conner says:

    17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. NIV

    Vinton, La

  36. 7336
    Linda says:

    Linda from St. Paul, MN
    “As for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without measure.” Job 5:8-9 ESV

  37. 7337
    Jill says:

    Jill Sayles, Puyallup, WA
    “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we wait eagerly for you; for your name and your renown are the desire of our souls!”
    Isaiah 26:8

  38. 7338
    Katherine says:

    Sorry I’m late!
    Katherine from The Colony, TX
    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
    Psalm 27:13-14 ESV

  39. 7339
    Kathy, Houston says:

    Everything is permissible-but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive. 1Corinthians 10:23 NIV

  40. 7340
    Maddie, Houston says:

    Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5 NIV

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    Sandy-Belton, TX says:

    Ephesians 5:1 & 2
    “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

  42. 7342
    Tami says:

    Tami, Columbus, Ohio

    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

    1Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)

  43. 7343
    Katie says:

    Katie, SC
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3, NIV

  44. 7344
    Cheryl from Virginia Beach says:

    Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 NASB

  45. 7345
    Debbie K, Lyman says:

    Psalm 19:14 NLT
    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

  46. 7346
    Tiffany O'Neill says:

    Loveland, OH

    2 Cor. 12:10 NIV

    “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  47. 7347
    Ann McNellis says:

    Ann, Edmond, OK – “And this is my prayer: that your love may aboudn more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ” Phil 1:9-10 (NIV)

  48. 7348
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Dallas

    Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strenght, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NIV

  49. 7349
    Kathi says:


    “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water.I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. 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.” Psalm 63:1-4 NIV

    I hope it’s okay that I’m getting started late.

  50. 7350
    shirley says:

    “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.” Psalm 139:5-6

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