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. 7501
    tngirl says:

    Pam, Dublin, VA

    Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The LORD is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and His understanding no one can fathom.

    Isaiah 40:28

  2. 7502
    Wendy says:

    Wendy in Vermont
    Romans 12:12
    Be joyful in hope;
    Patient in affliction;
    Faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12

  3. 7503
    Beth, LaVernia, Tx says:

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

  4. 7504
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Austin
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

  5. 7505
    Beckie says:

    Phillipians 419, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

  6. 7506
    Donna Heaney says:

    Donna, Summerfield, NC

    “This I pray that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and discernment.” Philippians 1:9 (NKJ)

  7. 7507
    Darcia says:

    I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
    Galatians 2:20 NASB
    Darcia, Nashville

  8. 7508
    Jan Tyler says:

    “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseveranc; perseverance character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.: Romans 5:3-5

  9. 7509
    Michelle Mallard says:

    Michelle M.
    Saint Robert, MO
    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing , that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 NKJV

  10. 7510
    Ivy Morrison says:

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

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

  11. 7511
    Amanda Minner says:

    “I,even I,am he who blots out your transgressions,for my own sake,& rememebers your sin no more.”
    -Isaiah 43:25

  12. 7512
    Teresa Smith says:

    “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

    John 16:13 NIV

    Teresa, Spanaway, WA

  13. 7513
    Amy Hanson says:

    Amy, Omaha, NE
    “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
    I John 5:14

  14. 7514
    j says:

    Psalm 73:26

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but the Lord is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.


  15. 7515
    Audra Napp says:

    Audra Murray Ky

    1 John 1:9 ESV
    If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

  16. 7516
    Jennifer, Southaven, MS says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

  17. 7517
    Veronica says:

    Eldorado, Texas
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    Psalm 23:1 NKJV

  18. 7518
    Karen says:

    Karen, Trenton. “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 NKJV

  19. 7519
    Meredith Harris says:

    Meredith Houston, TX

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. -Psalm 139:23-24

  20. 7520
    Susan says:

    Susan, Alabama: “for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” Proverbs 3:26 NIV

  21. 7521
    Emily, Columbus Ohio says:

    2Cor 4:9 “Persecuted but not abandonded, struck down but not destroyed.” NIV

  22. 7522
    erica shadd says:

    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    31 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 40:30-31, NIV

  23. 7523
    Kara says:

    The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.”
    Psalm 32:8 NLT
    Kara, Lancaster PA

  24. 7524
    Liz says:

    Okemos, MI

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

    “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

  25. 7525
    Amy White says:

    Amy – Lubbock, TX

    But Samuel answered, “What pleases the Lord more: burnt offerings and sacrifices or obedience to his voice? It is better to obey than to sacrifice. It is better to listen to God than to offer the fat of sheep. 1 Samuel 15:22 NLT

  26. 7526
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Decatur Texas
    “The Lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.”
    Psalm 16:5-6 ESV

  27. 7527
    Linda H. says:

    Linda, West Des Moines, Iowa

    Now I know that the Lord saves his annointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Psalm 20:6 (NIV)

  28. 7528
    Jennifer says:

    And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.
    John 14:16

    Jennifer, Waco Texas

  29. 7529
    Amy says:

    Amy-Fayetteville, NC

    “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying , pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.” Philippians 4:6 MSG

  30. 7530
    Taylor says:

    College Station

    Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
    They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
    It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
    It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 [NIV]

  31. 7531
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Wilmington, Delaware
    just learned of this (LOVE IT!) so I’m catching up!

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” – Luke 1:45 NIV

    “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

    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37 NIV

  32. 7532
    Melanie Hawkins says:

    Melanie, Houston, TX
    James 1:22-23 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” NIV

  33. 7533
    Diann says:

    Diann, Woodburn: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  34. 7534
    Nancy says:

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb. 11:6 NIV

  35. 7535
    Cindy, Virginia Beach says:

    Cindy, Virginia Beach
    Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. Galations 6:2

  36. 7536
    Danell says:

    Danell, Sutherlin, Oregon
    Ephesians 4:29 “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.”

  37. 7537
    Tania C. says:

    Tania, Amarillo, Texas

    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NIV 2010

  38. 7538
    Teah Jackson says:

    I Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. ESV

  39. 7539
    Missy says:


    Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.”
    Deuteronomy 6:5

  40. 7540
    Kristen says:

    Stillwater, OK
    “God has planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”
    Hebrews 11:40

  41. 7541
    Shannan says:

    Stillwater, OK
    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.”
    Micah 6:8

  42. 7542
    Mindy says:

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
    Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

  43. 7543
    Leslie says:

    “Tune your ears to the world of wisdom, set your heart on a life of understanding.”
    Proverbs 2:2

  44. 7544
    Lisa says:

    Lisa Cook
    Stillwater, OK
    “Hallowed be thy name.”
    Matthew 6:9

  45. 7545
    Linda says:

    Linda, Meno, OK

    Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

    When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
    When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
    When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

  46. 7546
    Jenilee says:

    Greensboro, NC

    May God himself, the God of peace, santify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and HE WILL DO IT!

    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

  47. 7547
    Jessica, San Bernardino, CA. says:

    Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.NIV

  48. 7548
    Sarah, San Bernardino, CA. says:

    Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. NIV

  49. 7549
    Michelle Weidemann says:

    Seek the Lord and HIS strength; seek HIS face continually.
    Psalm 105:4. NAS

  50. 7550
    Tina says:

    Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Prov 23:12 NIV

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