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. 7651
    Janelle says:

    Janelle, Dallas
    I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6 ESV

  2. 7652
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Sulphur, LA – “Be completely humble and gentle, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” Ephesians 4:2-3

    I submitted it at the right time, but forgot to leave my city and state.

  3. 7653
    Pam, Elgin, TX says:

    One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 NIV

  4. 7654
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Midland

    Psalm 126:1-3 NIV
    When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

  5. 7655
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Conroe TX
    Matthew 8:26
    In the same way the spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.

  6. 7656
    Brigette says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky
    Many O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you have planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 NIV

  7. 7657
    Linda says:

    The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? Ecc. 6:11 NIV

  8. 7658
    Cathy,Sulphur Springs,TX says:

    The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. Ps. 19:1-2 NLT

  9. 7659
    Geri Anderson says:

    Geri, Kearney

    Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

  10. 7660
    We-Are-ShadeClan-Forever-And-Always says:

    Psalm 91:5
    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.

    Emma Giomi-Concord, CA

    ShadeClan Forever And Always!

    P.S. This is TheAnimalFriend, but I changed it to this.

  11. 7661
    Robin says:

    Robin Pollitte
    Morehead, Ky.
    “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 NIV

  12. 7662
    Deborah in Michigan says:

    All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out.”
    Luke 4:36 NIV

  13. 7663
    Marcia says:

    Marcia, Parkesburg, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
    2 Timothy 1:7, KJV

  14. 7664
    vee says:

    Vee in Howe, TX.
    “He restoreth my soul: he leaderth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3 (KJV)

  15. 7665
    Pamela says:

    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 NIV

  16. 7666
    Emily says:

    Emily, Superior, CO – Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. – Psalm 40:5

  17. 7667
    Emily says:

    Emily, Superior, CO – vs 4 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view 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 your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2 NIV

  18. 7668

    Carrie Ann ~ McDonough
    Malachi 3:3
    He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.”

  19. 7669
    Monika at Houston says:

    2/1 The Earth is full of the goodness of the Lord!
    Psalm 33.5

  20. 7670
    Monika at Houston says:

    1/15 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see!
    Hebrews 11:1

  21. 7671
    Monika at Houston says:

    1/1 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear!
    1 John 4:18

  22. 7672
    sue ellis says:

    Isaiah 44:3 I will pour water on the thirsty land and sreams on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit on your offering and my blessing on your descendents.

  23. 7673
    Monika at Houston says:

    2/15 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always!
    1 Chronicles 16:11

  24. 7674
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon, Jackson, MS
    “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God- truly righteous and holy.

    Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT

  25. 7675
    Barbara M says:

    Barbara, Oakley:
    “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 a hope and a future.’ Jer 29:11 NIV

  26. 7676
    Ola says:

    Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV, ©2010)
    31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Ola, Woodbridge

  27. 7677

    Clarksville, TN
    John 15:5 NIV
    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

  28. 7678
    Deena Jefferson says:

    Deena Jefferson, Springboro, OH
    “Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.” Proverbs 10:14 NIV

  29. 7679
    Taylor says:

    Taylor, Las Vegas, NV

    “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is the Lord of lords and King of kings–and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.”

    Revelation 17:14 (NET)

  30. 7680
    Sharon McLaughlin says:



    PSALM 1: 1-3

  31. 7681
    Jeannie from VA says:

    “Cease striving and know that I am God”

    Psalm46:10 (NASB)

    Jeannie Crossland
    Brookneal, VA

  32. 7682
    Joyce Matthews says:

    Joyce Bison, SD “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heaart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” NIV

  33. 7683
    Momofthreeboys says:

    Nanette, Houston,

    Philippians 3:12 (NIV) — Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

  34. 7684
    Kendall says:

    Simpsonville, SC

    Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
    Revelation 3:19 (NIV)

  35. 7685
    Jennifer says:

    “I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers” 2 Timothy 2:3 NIV

    Jennifer Dyer Albany Kentucky

  36. 7686
    Jordan says:

    “come follow me Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4 :19 NIV

    Jordan Upchurch
    albany Kentucky

  37. 7687
    Reva Frye says:

    Reva Joy, Royse City, TX
    Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) “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.”

  38. 7688
    Marlene says:

    Princeton, IL

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
    2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV

  39. 7689
    Jennifer Frost says:

    Jennifer, Wilkesboro NC
    A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28 ESV

    I am late signing on but want to join in with two for February

  40. 7690
    Belinda Clark says:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
    if my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  41. 7691
    Melissa Porter says:

    Melissa Porter, Granbury Texas, (nKjV)
    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me.

  42. 7692
    Angie says:

    “So those who are smart keep their mouths shut, for it is an evil time” Amos 5:13
    Angie, Queen City, TX

  43. 7693
    Gail says:

    John 6:68b-69 (King James Version)

    68Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

    69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

    Gail, catching up in
    Ellensburg, WA

  44. 7694
    Jenn, Manhattan, KS says:

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

    Jenn from Manhattan KS
    (forgot about posting it!)

  45. 7695
    Cindy Wall says:

    “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
    I Corinthians 6:19 NIV

    Cindy in King City, Missouri

  46. 7696
    Mary Jane Smith says:

    “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” I Corinthians 6:19 NIV

    Mary Jane in Troy, Kansas

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