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. 7351
    Heather says:

    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

  2. 7352
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Bismarck, ND

    But thanks be to God,
    Who always leads us in His triumph in Christ,
    and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
    II Corinthians 2:14 NASB

  3. 7353
    Karen says:

    San Angelo, TX:
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:7 NIV

  4. 7354
    heather says:

    Austin, TX

    We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
    2 Cor. 10:5 NKJ

  5. 7355
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Denton, TX
    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
    Philippians 4:13

  6. 7356
    Julie says:

    Julie from Kansas City

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

  7. 7357
    "B" from Manteca, Ca says:

    The lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8

  8. 7358
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Marina, CA
    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
    Ephesians 1:17

  9. 7359
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Nampa, ID – “Always be full of joy in the Lord, I say it again – rejoice! Phil 4:4 NLT

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      Lisa Morrow says:

      Hi Tiffany,
      Weird question, but do you by chance know a Joe Daniels. Just thought I’d ask – sometimes it’s a small world.


  10. 7360
    S says:

    Sharon, Los Angeles.

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Rom. 6:23 NIV

  11. 7361
    Valerie says:

    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

    This was so perfect and timely!

  12. 7362
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Austin, TX
    “He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.” Job 26:9

  13. 7363
    Patti says:

    “I spread out my hands to you;
    my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.”
    Psalm 143:6 (NIV)

  14. 7364
    Maxine says:

    Maxine, Belgrade, MT Mat 24:34 “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

  15. 7365
    Penny says:

    “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
    Penny from Calif.

  16. 7366
    Debbie says:

    Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

  17. 7367
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Hamburg, NY
    Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  18. 7368
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, KS

    “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
    Hebrews 11:6

  19. 7369
    Anne says:

    Anne from Mt Prospect, IL

    Send forth your light and your truth
    Let them guide me
    Let them bring me to your holy mountain
    To the place where you dwell

    Psam 43:3 NIV

  20. 7370
    Amber Cullum says:

    Amber (and Sam) Tampa, FL

    1 Cor. 13:1-3 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

  21. 7371
    Elizabeth says:

    Charlotte, NC
    “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5

  22. 7372
    Mollie says:

    Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. NLT

  23. 7373
    Pam Carrigan says:

    Pam, Greensboro NC
    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  24. 7374
    Miranda says:

    Miranda, Atlanta: “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
    For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18, NIV

  25. 7375
    Ranai says:

    “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 (NASB)

  26. 7376
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Fairfax, VA: “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

  27. 7377
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Newburgh, IN:
    Psalm 105:4
    Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

  28. 7378
    Kierstan says:

    Portland, Oregon

    The fruit of righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

    Isaiah 32:17 NIV

  29. 7379
    Karen says:

    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16, NIV

  30. 7380
    Heather says:

    Heather from Sterling, VA

    Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:37-38 ESV

  31. 7381
    Liz Baird says:

    Liz Baird, Richmond, VA

    From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.
    Proverbs 18:20 (HCSB)

  32. 7382
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Ft. Worth
    In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
    1 Peter 3:1-2

  33. 7383
    Stephanie S. says:

    Stephanie, Houston – “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.'” Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV)

  34. 7384
    Stacey Redding says:

    Shelbyville, Ky
    Isaiah 40:29 NIV
    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

    Sorry I was late. My granddaddy passed away. We have been out of town.

  35. 7385
    Christina says:

    Christina, Boston, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  36. 7386
    anna says:

    Anna from Corpus Christi, TX

    “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12

  37. 7387
    Ericka says:

    Ericka from Athens, GA:
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

  38. 7388
    Crystal says:

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award t me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”
    2 Timothy 4:7-8

  39. 7389
    Sharona, Virginia says:

    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  40. 7390
    emily bray from new orleans says:

    because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. they are new every morning. lamentations 3:22-23 (niv)

  41. 7391
    Stacie / Franklin TN says:

    “Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything, and thank Him for His answers.”

    Phillipians 4:6 Living Bible

  42. 7392
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Sahuarita, AZ
    8″For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth) 10and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10 (NIV)

  43. 7393
    Eileen says:

    Eileen, Sarasota

    Rom 12:2 NIV

    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  44. 7394
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Independence, KY: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12, NASB

  45. 7395
    Kaci says:

    Look at the nations and watch–and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV)

    Kaci, Midland, TX

  46. 7396
    Roxie Crews says:

    Roxie,Blackstone,II Thessalonians 3:5 NIV
    And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

  47. 7397
    Judi Cox says:

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

  48. 7398
    Carolina says:

    Carolina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. ” Psalm 42:11 (NIV)

  49. 7399
    Dawn from Easley, SC says:

    “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.” Rom 15:13 NIV

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    Kirstin Wilsey says:

    Hebrews 5:8 – NIV
    Although He was a son he learned obedience from what he suffered.

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