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. 7701
    Judy Peterson says:

    Judy – East Chain, MN “Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgement is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgement.” James 2:12-13 (NET)

  2. 7702
    Dorothy says:

    “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.” Ephesians 3:20 NKJ

  3. 7703
    Beth says:

    Beth, Pleasant Plains, IL

    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

  4. 7704
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Houston

    Colossians 3:1

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

  5. 7705
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Chattanooga
    By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. Before he was taken he was commended as one who pleased God.

    Hebrews 11:5 NIV

  6. 7706
    Brandy says:

    Brandy-Aurora, CO

    WOW! Where did the week go?!?!?

    I’m keeping it simple (but no less powerful) this week so I can (try to) tackle a big one next month.

    Be not far from me, O God;
    come quickly, O my God, to help me.
    -Psalm 71:12 (NIV)

  7. 7707
    Sherrie Madison Township,Pa says:

    If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to
    the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love,
    I’m nothing. So no matter what I say, what I believe,
    and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
    I Corinthians 13:3 The Message

  8. 7708
    Hillary Barber says:

    Hillary, Auburn

    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
    – Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

  9. 7709
    Charlie says:

    Charlie – Mississippi

    Philemon 1:6
    I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

  10. 7710
    Janet says:

    Janet, Murphy, NC

    Eph 6:10-11. NIV

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

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  12. 7712
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Dallas, Tx
    I Thess 5:17
    pray continually


  13. 7713
    Krista says:

    Krista, Morgantown, WV

    Ephesian 5:20, NLT
    “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

  14. 7714
    Samantha says:

    Samantha, Tupelo, MS
    I will praise You as long as I live and in Your name I will lift up my hands.

    Psalm 63:4 NIV

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    Allison says:

    Allison ~ Grand Junction, CO

    *Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are recieving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.* 1 Peter 1:8-9

  16. 7716
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Charleston, WV. Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

  17. 7717
    Karen says:

    Karen, New Port Richey, FL

    Psalm 147:11 (NIV)
    The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

  18. 7718
    Jackie Lafferty says:

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power,and of love, and of a sound mind.
    II Timothy1:7 [NKJV]

  19. 7719
    Joy Klassen says:

    Joy Klassen, Manitoba CANADA

    John 10:9-11 (New International Version)
    I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

  20. 7720
    Matia Messemer says:

    Matia, Fort Worth, “And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.” Luke 2:38 NKJV

  21. 7721
    Carla says:

    Carla from Lufkin, TX
    “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify 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.” I Thess. 5:23-24 NIV

  22. 7722
    Lindsey says:

    lindsey, ODessa, TX
    ‘O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.’ Isaiah 33:2 NIV

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    Diana Yarborough says:

    Diana Yarborough, Gallatin, TN

    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever-do not abandon the works of your hands.

    Psalms 138:8

  24. 7724
    Allie says:

    Allie, Memphis: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (ESV)

  25. 7725

    “As you come to him, a living stone, rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:4-5 (ESV)

  26. 7726
    Ashley Bourg says:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Eph 3:20 NIV
    New Orleans

  27. 7727
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Cartersville, GA “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13

  28. 7728
    Lora, Round Rock says:

    These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Deuteronomy 6:6

  29. 7729

    Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

    Joshua 1:9


  30. 7730
    Tricia says:

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV – Tricia, Wilson TX

  31. 7731
    Missy says:

    To shew forth they lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night Psalms 92:2

  32. 7732
    Brea says:

    Brea Birmingham, AL: “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,”

    Psalm 46:2 (NIV)

  33. 7733
    Kristy in Moore says:

    Moore, Ok
    Isaiah 26:3 ESV
    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

  34. 7734
    Rhonda Green says:

    Oh my, I think I just posted half a message right before this. Oh well,

    Anderson, Indiana

    Psalm 40:11 NIV
    Do not withhold your mercy from me. O Lord may your love and your truth always protect me.

  35. 7735
    Rachel in Arizona says:

    Tucson, AZ

    Not sure if I posted it already….

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  36. 7736
    Bridget Roberts says:

    Bridget, Cadillac, MI
    Daniel 2:20
    Praise be the Name of God for ever and ever; Wisdom and power are His.

  37. 7737
    Elaine M says:

    Elaine M, Indianapolis

    I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation everyone who believes, first for the Jew, then for Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17 NIV

  38. 7738
    Rima Rayborn says:

    one Lord, one faith, one baptism; Ephesians 4:5 for Feb. 1st

    one God and Father of all who over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:6 for Feb 15th.

    Sorry for the delay, was in hospital 1st of Feb and then hubby became ill, and we had a wedding for our son! I’ll try not to be late again.

  39. 7739
    loretta jacob says:

    loretta, from niagara falls, new york

    psalm 1:1-3 King James Version
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.
    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth for his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever ho doeth shall prosper.

  40. 7740
    loretta jacob says:

    loretta jacob from Niagara Falls, New York
    Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not onto thine own understanding.

  41. 7741
    Pam Wright says:

    Pam, Edwardsburg MI

    Gal. 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, it was accounted to him for righteousness.

  42. 7742
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Missouri City, Texas

    Psalm 34:4 NIV

    I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

  43. 7743
    Rebekah says:

    Rebekah, Groves, TX

    2 Corinthians 5:17NKJV
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

  44. 7744
    Diane says:

    “Keep me safe,O God, for in You I take refuge.”
    Psalm 16:1 NIV

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    Finally sisters, whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, of anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think on such things.

    Phil 4:8

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    Lois PA says:

    The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ears like one being taught. The sovereign Lord has opened my ears, amd I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back. Isaiah 50:4-5. NIV

  47. 7747
    Pam, Elgin, TX says:

    In Him we were also chosen having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.
    Ephesians 1:11 NIV

  48. 7748
    Rori Smtih says:

    Midland, TX
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  49. 7749
    Jean says:

    Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge Ps 62:8 NIV

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    Beth Locke says:

    Beth, Johannesburg, SA
    As the Lord commanded his servant Moses so Moses commanded Joshua and Joshua did it, he left nothing undone of all that the Lord commmanded Moses. Joshua 11:15 (NIV)

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