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. 7401
    Julie says:

    Julie in Absarokee Montana
    Thus they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. “Nevertheless…
    Numb. 13:27-28a

  2. 7402
    Lyndsy Jade says:

    Lyndsy Jade in Absarokee Montana
    In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
    Ps 62:7

  3. 7403
    Shanna says:

    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

  4. 7404
    Macy says:

    Macy in Absarokee Montana
    In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
    Ps 62:7

  5. 7405
    Julie Williams says:

    Verse 3: This is a verse I refer to many times, to remind me what God has given me. NOT anxiety, not panic, but a sound mind.
    1 Timothy 1:7 – (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND.
    My favorite “refocus” verse.

  6. 7406
    Amy says:

    Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

  7. 7407
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Monroe, LA: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)

  8. 7408
    Karen says:

    Karen, Cottonwood, CA: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NIV

  9. 7409

    Lindsay, Las Cruces, NM
    Psalm 20:4
    May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

  10. 7410
    Erinn, Double Oak, TX says:

    Erinn, Double Oak, TX: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but they that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not grow weary they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31

  11. 7411
    Chris says:

    Chris – Phoenix, AZ

    God’s a safe-house for the battered,
    a sanctuary during bad times.
    The moment you arrive, you relax;
    you’re never sorry you knocked.

    Psalm 9:9 – The Message

  12. 7412
    Karen says:

    Karen, Lake Jackson, TX

    1 Thessalonians 5:16 “Rejoice always.”

  13. 7413
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, McKinney,TX
    Luke 9:23 NIV “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.'”

  14. 7414
    Dana Riviere says:

    Dana Riviere, Pflugerville, Tx: “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 NLT

  15. 7415
    Stephanie says:

    Colossians 3:17, “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.”

  16. 7416
    Susan says:

    Susan, Sydney, NIV.You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you. 2Chronicles 20:17 (Sorry late.Few problems)

  17. 7417
    Amber Adams says:

    Amber, Jacksonville, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  18. 7418
    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Lexington, NC

    2 Timothy 1:7 (New Living Translation)
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

  19. 7419
    Ingrid says:

    Ingrid from Columbus, Georgia:
    Psalm 30:15 (NIV): 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.”

  20. 7420
    Andrea says:

    Greenacres, FL

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 NKJV

    (I entered this from the iPhone app, but I’m not sure it posted, so thought I’d better make sure).

  21. 7421
    Wonder Woman says:

    “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.”

    Psalm 139:17-18 NIV

    Fort Mill, SC

  22. 7422
    Joy, Denton says:

    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 29:17

  23. 7423
    Christine says:

    Christine,Haleiwa ” For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
    But to save the world through Him.”
    John 3:17 NIV Backpack Bible

  24. 7424
    April U. says:

    I’m jumping in late because I just had a baby!

    April, Blacksburg, VA:

    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 (NIV)

  25. 7425
    Christine says:

    Christine, San Antonio, TX
    I’m a week late, but here it is:
    Many, O Lord, my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us noone can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5 (NIV)

  26. 7426
    Emily Morrow says:

    Emily in Ponder, Tx
    Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise Him. NIV

  27. 7427
    Lisa Morrow says:

    Lisa in Ponder, Tx
    1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

  28. 7428
    Vicky Harkins says:

    Vicky, Sherman, Texas….Col 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for men.”

  29. 7429
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Visalia, CA

    Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV)
    Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe

  30. 7430
    Vicky Harkins says:

    Vicky….Sherman, TX… 1 Thes. 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

  31. 7431
    Alana Beverly says:

    Alana, Chillicothe, “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. -Isaiah 54:10 NIV

  32. 7432
    Jessica Mobley says:

    Jessica, Huntsville, AL: “For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2 (New Living Translation)

  33. 7433
    Sheree says:

    Sheree, Phoenix, AZ
    “Is anything too difficult for the Lord?” Genesis 18:14a

  34. 7434
    Sheree says:

    Sheree, Phoenix, AZ
    “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 NAS

  35. 7435
    Sheree says:

    Sheree, Phoenix, AZ
    “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3 NAS

  36. 7436
    Mary says:

    from North Richland Hills…

    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

    Mathew 5:44 (KJV)

  37. 7437

    Kristi from Charlotte, NC and Jr. Siesta Rebekah 🙂

    “Do not fear; for I am with you;
    do not be afraid, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you; I will help you;
    I will hold on to you with
    My righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10 HCSB

  38. 7438
    Kim says:

    Kim, Farmers Branch, TX: “Inquire first for the word of the Lord.” 1 Kings 22:5 (ESV)

  39. 7439
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth R., Cypress, TX
    “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.
    He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken.”
    Psalm 62:5-6 (NASB)

  40. 7440
    Jennifer says:

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Psalm 103:1
    Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name


  41. 7441
    jodi says:

    jodi, CA Jeremiah 33:3
    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. NIV

  42. 7442
    Teresa says:

    Teresa – wenatchee
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phil: 2:3&4

  43. 7443
    Lindsay says:

    For you did not receive a spirit of fear that makes you a slave to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry Abba, Father. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

    Romans 8 15-16

  44. 7444
    Nan says:

    Nan (Tyler, 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

  45. 7445
    Christi says:

    Christi – Colleyville, TX

    Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Including ice storms and busted pipes!

  46. 7446
    Benita Wagner says:

    James 1:12 (NLT)

    God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

  47. 7447
    Laura says:

    Who among you who reverently fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no splendor in her heart? Let her rely on, trust in and be confident in the name of the Lord and let her lean upon and be supported by her God. Isaiah 50:10 Amplified.

  48. 7448
    Dori says:

    Romans 12:2 NLT
    Don’t copy the behavior and the customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good an pleasing and perfect his will really is.

  49. 7449
    Hannah Jacoby says:

    matthew 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

  50. 7450
    Virginia says:

    Virginia in NC

    Is 30:21 (NASB)

    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.

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