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. 7451
    Jana says:

    Wilmington, Ohio

    John 14:1 NIV
    Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.

  2. 7452
    Wendi Jones says:

    Wendi, Murray,Kentucky

    “Lord, if your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from this place.”

    Exodus 33:15 (NIV)

  3. 7453
    Jessica Rucker says:

    Jessica, Atmore,AL

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heat and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

  4. 7454
    Heidi Buris says:

    NIV James 1:5-6
    If any of you lack wisdon, he should ask God who gives generously without finding fault and it shall be given to him. But when you ask you must believe and not doubt. He who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and tossed in the wind.

  5. 7455
    Cheryl, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Psalm 34:12-14 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

  6. 7456
    Robin Marrs says:

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

  7. 7457
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Raleigh NC “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
    II Peter 1:3 NIV

  8. 7458
    Charlotte Ray says:

    Charlotte Ohio

    The proverbs of Solomon son of David, King of Israel;
    for attaining wisdom and discipline,for understanding words of insight,for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair.
    Proverbs 1:1-2

  9. 7459
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Knoxville, Tenn.

    My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials. knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
    James 1:2-3 NKJV

  10. 7460
    Sheryl says:

    NIV Psalm 119: 125

  11. 7461
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Greer, SC
    …here are #’s 3 and 4…if that’s ok??
    Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV

    20. “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,
    21. to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

    Ephesians 3:20-21

  12. 7462
    Lanna says:

    Lanna, Missouri
    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” Isaiah 43:2

  13. 7463
    Melissa says:

    Better late than never, right?

    Melissa, Atlanta:

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

  14. 7464
    C Chamblee says:

    Charlotte, Philadelphia. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquaited with him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly],

    Philippians 3:10a

  15. 7465
    Marsi says:

    Marsi, Santa Barbara, CA:

    This is what the Lord says–your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. (Isaiah 48: 17,18, NIV).

  16. 7466
    Groovewoman says:

    So sorry to be late…. It’s been crazy busy lately!

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    ~Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

    Hollie – Granbury, TX

  17. 7467
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, New Braunfels: Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. Ps. 86:11, NIV

  18. 7468
    Melanie says:

    Melanie, Queen City, TX: “I will restore your health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17

  19. 7469
    Ann says:

    Ann, Fishers, IN “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 NIV

  20. 7470
    lisa says:

    Lisa W. Surprise, AZ
    “He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will praise to my God while I have my being.”
    Ps. 104:32-33 (NKJV)

  21. 7471
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Las Cruces, NM

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and restore a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

  22. 7472
    West Texas Girl says:

    “Everything is permissible for me – but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me – but I will not be mastered by anything.”

    I Cor. 6:12 NIV

    Judie, Sterling City, Texas

  23. 7473
    Carol says:

    Carol, Taylors, SC Philippians 2:5-6 (NIV) “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.”

  24. 7474
    Bonnie Kate says:

    Bonnie Kate, Taylors, SC

    “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life -your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life- and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

    Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

  25. 7475
    Helen says:

    The Lord said, “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest”. Exodus 33:14

  26. 7476
    cheryl says:

    Cheryl S, Ponder,Tx Acts 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.” NIV

  27. 7477
    Kali says:

    Kali, Valrico, Florida

    “Inquire first for the word of the Lord.” 1 Kings 22:5 (ESV)

  28. 7478

    Kathy, Queen City TX
    And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24 ESV

  29. 7479
    Alicia Cochran says:

    Alicia, Muscle Shoals, “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:12-13

  30. 7480
    Karen says:

    Karen, Chickasha, OK Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
    Colossians 4:6 NKJV

  31. 7481
    Adrienne, Whitsett NC says:

    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  32. 7482
    JennG says:

    Jennifer, Concord CA

    Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 NIV

  33. 7483
    Kimberly B (TN) says:

    And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20b, NIV

  34. 7484
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Austin – Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
    James 1:22

  35. 7485
    Pam says:

    Look to the LORD and His strength;
    Seek His face always!

    Rochester, MN

  36. 7486
    elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, LA
    “Each one shoud use whatever gift [s]he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

  37. 7487
    Ruth from VA says:

    I started learning this on Feb. 1, but am just posting today:
    Ephesians 3:19 NIV
    “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

    I am adding to Ephesians 3:16-18 that I learned last month.

  38. 7488
    Lou Ann says:

    Lou Ann in Moultrie, GA

    Romans 8:1 ESV

    There is therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

  39. 7489
    April says:

    April San Angelo,TX
    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days.

    Psalm 90:14 NIV

  40. 7490
    Kerri says:

    Kerri, Nichols, NY
    “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” NKJV

  41. 7491
    Kerri says:

    “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” Philippians 3:13 NKJV

  42. 7492
    Abi says:

    Abi, Tulsa: 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

  43. 7493
    Josie says:

    Galations 6:9, NLT
    So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
    Josie, Bossier City, LA

  44. 7494
    Angela says:

    Romans 12:1-2
    Therefore,I urge you,brothers,in veiw of God’s mercy,to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of youe mind.Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good ,pleasing and prefect will.(NIV)

  45. 7495
    Pamela says:

    The Lord will fight for you, and you only have to be silent. Exodus 14:14
    English Standard Version
    Wichita Falls, Texas

  46. 7496
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a rightstanding with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. You have fallen away from grace (from God’s gracious favor and unmerited blessing). For we, (not relying on the Law but) through the (Holy) Spirit’s (help), by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and rightstanding with God (our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us) to hope.

    Galatians 5:4-5 Amplified

  47. 7497
    Whitley,Murray says:

    So speak and so act as those who will be judged under the law of liberty. Judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement.

    James 12:1-2
    ESV version

  48. 7498
    Kimbaliners says:

    So Sorry.
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    John 21:22
    Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, “what is that to you? You must follow me.”

  49. 7499
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Houston
    For who do you know that really knows your heart?
    And even if they did, is there anything they would discover in you that you could take credit for?
    Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer
    gifts from God? I Corinthians 4:7 The Message

  50. 7500
    Tiffany says:

    League City, TX
    Romans 6:23 ESV
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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