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. 7551
    Casie says:

    Casie, Holland MI
    Proverbs 12:15-16
    The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

  2. 7552
    Terra says:

    Terra from Owasso, Oklahoma

    “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

    Revelation 4:11 NAS

  3. 7553
    Robin says:

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  4. 7554
    Casey says:

    Lagrange, Ga

    “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remeber the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

    Hebrews 10:35-36

  5. 7555
    Darcy Dormaier says:

    Darcy, Poulsbo, WA
    The Lord will guide you continually,giving water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden like an ever flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 NLT

  6. 7556

    Christine from Raleigh, NC

    I praise you because You made me
    in an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful. (NCV)
    My soul knows it very well. (ESV)
    ~ Psalm 139:14

    if i may…
    i changed the translation of the last line because, to me,
    “I know this very well” doesn’t compare

  7. 7557
    Toni says:

    Toni – Copperas Cove, TX

    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV

    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak,then I am strong.

  8. 7558
    Jennie says:

    Jennie from Newberg, OR
    Just “stumbled” upon this blog. God thing?? Haha. I definitely want to join!

    “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT

  9. 7559

    Melody Joy King from Scranton, PA

    “Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.”
    ~Psalm 103:13-14 (NASB)

  10. 7560
    Melissa H. says:

    Asheville, NC

    “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.'”

    Mark 8:34-35 NIV

  11. 7561

    “Let us continue to love one another for love comes from God-anyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 Jn. 4:7

  12. 7562
    Sophia says:

    Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell to you things great beyond reach of your knowledge. Jeremiah 33:3

  13. 7563
    becky says:

    Becky, from KY

    Psalm 71:18 (NIV)
    Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.

  14. 7564
    Cherie says:

    Cherie, Erie, CO

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
    Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
    be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. NIV

  15. 7565
    Angie Hott says:

    Sure wish January flew by a little quicker! LOL! Check out a story about God’s Living Word from the W.Va. hills:
    I believe that the more people who pray for Dan, God will answer us!
    Seeking prayers out there in blogland that God will show us his mercy and answer our need as we struggle watching Parkinson’s Disease steal away my husband and daddy to our young children.

  16. 7566
    Dee says:

    Dee, Houston

    And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

    Ezekiel 36:27 NIV

  17. 7567
    Michelle Helmic says:

    Michelle, Lansing, MI
    My soul finds rest in God alone;
    my salvation comes from him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
    Psalm 62:1-2 NIV

  18. 7568
    Stefani says:

    Stefani, Wildomar CA “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end” Proverbs 29:11 NIV

  19. 7569
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Baltimore, MD. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.” Psalms 23:1 NIV

  20. 7570
    Nancy Tanton says:

    Romans 8: 16, 17a The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.

  21. 7571
    Sarah says:

    The Lord is great and is highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, rising splendidly is the joy of the whole earth.
    Psalm 48:1-2a NIV

  22. 7572
    Jennab says:

    I know every bird in the mountains. Psalm 50:11
    Jennab Vancouver, Wa

  23. 7573
    Emily says:

    Emily from Kingsport, TN

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    2 Corinthians 12:9,10 (NIV)

  24. 7574
    Jules Windmiller, Novi says:

    I read a very encouraging and wonderful quote today and wanted to share it with all you great women. Keep up the good work.
    “As you memorize and tuck away Scripture, your memory becomes like a treasure chest filled with verses and passages that will come to mind to guide, comfort, and bring refreshment.” – Ruth Bell Graham

  25. 7575
    Crystal Lord says:

    Crystal Lord
    Brandon, MS

    “Seek the Lord and His strength. See Him continually. Remember the wonders which He has done. His marvels and the judgements uttered by His mouth.”
    Psalm 105:4-5

  26. 7576
    Diana Shockley says:

    ” A friend loves at all times “. Proverbs 17:17

  27. 7577
    Dionne Edmonds says:

    “The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there He revealed Himself to Samuel through His word.” 1Sam. 3:21

  28. 7578
    Dionne Edmonds says:

    Dionne Edmonds
    Pittsburgh, Pa

    “The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there He revealed Himself to Samuel through His word.” 1 Sam. 3:21

  29. 7579
    barbara says:

    Barbara dayton ohio hebrews 12:1 Therefore since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (NAsB)

  30. 7580
    wendy says:

    wendy, broken arrow ok,
    Is. 41:10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. Amp.

  31. 7581
    Jody Tharp says:

    Jody Tharp
    Mandeville La,
    The lord, the lord the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished.
    Exodus 34:6-7

  32. 7582
    DLynn says:

    DLynn; Amarillo
    NIV Psalm 91:1-2
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

  33. 7583
    Jan says:

    trust in the Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path. proverbs 3: 5 & 6

  34. 7584
    Tammie says:

    Tammie, Birmingham – 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. NIV Psalm 143:8

  35. 7585
    Amy Brown says:

    Amy, Louisville, TN, Psalm 37:23-24, The Lord direccts the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. NIV

  36. 7586
    Kristen says:

    Kristen ~ Austin, TX ~ Isaiah 43:25, ESV “I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake. I will not remember your sin.”

  37. 7587
    Kim says:

    Kim, Blaine, MN Romans 12:1 “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” NASB

  38. 7588
    Julianne says:

    Oh wow. Totally forgot to post my third memory verse!

    Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

  39. 7589
    Pamela says:

    Pam Hamilton, OH

    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews !2:2 KJV

  40. 7590
    Nancy says:

    Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    I Thessalonians 5:18

  41. 7591
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Seattle, WA
    Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

  42. 7592
    Jennifer says:

    Jen, Willow Spring, NC

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23 NIV

  43. 7593
    Melissa says:

    Melissa: Austin, Texas

    “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” NLT

  44. 7594
    Diane says:

    “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” 1John:11

  45. 7595
    Karen says:

    Karen, Caledonia, OH
    God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
    Jeremiah 31:3 The Message

  46. 7596
    Shari says:

    Shari, Ohio – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  47. 7597
    Megan says:

    Blue Springs

    Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realmS with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

  48. 7598
    Pam -Cypress, TX says:

    God is able to do so much more than we can ever ask or imagine.
    Ephesians 3:20
    New International Reader’s Version

  49. 7599
    Kelli says:

    Kelli TX

    “There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like Yours. All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and they shall glorify Your name.”
    Psalm 86:8-9 NASB

  50. 7600
    Elaine says:

    I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence come my help
    My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth
    Psalms 121:1 NKJ

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