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. 7601
    Landy says:

    From Houston. 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 NIV

  2. 7602
    Kristi says:

    Kristi – Princeton, Texas
    For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him! 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)

  3. 7603
    Jennifer says:

    From DFW: “Trust in the LORD and do good, dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness, Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3,4 NASB

  4. 7604
    Brandy says:

    Brandy–Bangor, MI
    “He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.”
    Isaiah 40:29 (NLT)

  5. 7605

    NIV Ephesians 4:29
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  6. 7606
    Kate says:

    Aurora CO

    Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Cor 5:20 NASB

  7. 7607
    Gail Jones says:

    1John 4:18 NLT
    There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out fear.

    Gail Jones
    Decatur, TX

  8. 7608
    Anne says:

    Anne, Minneapolis

    Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1 ESV

  9. 7609
    Julie says:

    Julie- Springfield, IL

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice!

    Phil 4:4

  10. 7610
    Lauren says:

    From Gainesville. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NLT)

  11. 7611
    Denise says:

    Denise, San Jose, CA
    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 NIV

  12. 7612
    Tiffani says:

    Tiffani, Vancouver, Washington “Though all the peoples walk each in the name of his god, as for us, we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever” Micah 4:5 NASB – Been memorizing just forgot to post!

  13. 7613
    Kendall says:

    Kendall from San Antonio:

    “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJ

  14. 7614
    Joan says:

    Joan in Melbourne Beach, FL

    “Here I stand knowing at the door. If anyone hears me calling and opens the door I will enter his house and have supper with him and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
    St Joseph Edition of The New American Bible

  15. 7615
    Sherry says:

    Sherry in Melbourne Beach, FL

    “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings-and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14 NIV

  16. 7616
    keri says:

    glory to god in the highest and on earth peace to all men. LUKE 2:14

  17. 7617
    Susan says:

    Susan in Katy, TX

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

  18. 7618
    Tammy says:

    Tammy from Littlefield For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

  19. 7619
    Sharon in Rowlett, TX says:

    He has showed you, oh man, 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

  20. 7620
    Jean (Nova Scotia) says:

    She will have no fear of bad news, her heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord, her heart is secure, she will have no fear, in the end she will look in triump on her foes.
    Psalm 112:7-8

    Reading Beth’s book “So Long Insecurity” OH how I’ve needed this book. Thanks Beth and Thank you God!!

  21. 7621
    Lise O. says:

    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
    1 John 4:15

  22. 7622
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    Psalm 91:1 (NIV)

  23. 7623
    Kamilah says:

    Kamilah from Houston – It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8 (NKJV)

  24. 7624
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Houston – He has shown all you people 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 NIV2005

  25. 7625

    I was in Africa during verse 3’s time frame and couldn’t post my verse, but I still memorized it:
    1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God, but if we love each other God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (NIV)

  26. 7626
    Sharona, Virginia says:

    “I have set the Lord always before me, because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm16:8 NIV

  27. 7627
    Peggy Funk says:

    Peggy, Tucson, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” NAS

  28. 7628
    Vonda ~ OKC says:

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
    Luke 2:14

  29. 7629
    Hollie says:

    Hollie, Waco, TX:

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

    Ephesians 2:10 NIV

  30. 7630
    Elizabeth says:

    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24

  31. 7631

    Michelle, MOultrie GA James 1:12 NASB

    Blessed is the man who preserveres under trial for once he has been aprpoved he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  32. 7632
    Connie Johnson says:

    Connie Johnson Bainbridge, GA Ps:86:11 (NLT)

    Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according
    to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may
    honor you.

  33. 7633
    Rori Smtih says:

    In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. I Timothy 3:11 NIV

  34. 7634
    Natalie Jeffcoat says:

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.

    Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)
    Natalie Jeffcoat

  35. 7635
    Dawn Davis-Dees says:

    Dawn – Tomball, TX

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say this of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
    Psalm 91:1-2 ESV

  36. 7636
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Elkins: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7 NIV

  37. 7637
    ncmama says:

    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)

    Perrysburg, OH

  38. 7638
    Beth Cunningham says:

    Beth from Ostrander, Ohio
    Matthew 4:10 KJV

    Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

  39. 7639
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Rex
    “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 (ESV)

  40. 7640
    Hillary says:

    St Marys, WV
    “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.”

  41. 7641
    Amy Maxwell says:

    1 Corinthians 3:13

    Each man’s work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work.

  42. 7642
    Cheri says:

    Cheri – Cincinnati, Ohio

    Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:1-3 (NIV)

  43. 7643
    Jody Tharp says:

    Jody Tharp
    Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.
    Song of Solomon 1:2 (NIV)

  44. 7644
    De'Anna Sikes says:

    I can’t remember if I submitted this week’s or not. So here it is…. this one meant a lot to me this week. This last year, I lost my job, my house, my physical security … but I’m finding my faith. I need to let go of the past and embrace the future God has for me.

    Ephesians 4:31-32
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  45. 7645
    Antoinette says:

    Trust in Him at all times, O people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

    Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

    Montgomery, AL

  46. 7646
    binaraga says:

    When Bruce Lee and Donn Draeger were advocating bodybuilding routines for martial artists in the 60s, lifting weights at the time was considered taboo.

  47. 7647
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Mobile, AL “Be still & know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV

  48. 7648

    Keep posting info like this i truly love it

  49. 7649
    Julie says:

    Julie, Vienna VA. “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21 NLT

  50. 7650
    Alegra says:

    Hebrews 10:23
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful

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