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. 7751
    Jennifer Rott says:

    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:22 NIV

  2. 7752
    Anna says:

    “Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.”

    Luke 1:6 [NIV]

  3. 7753
    Joanna says:

    Joanna Howard – Williamsburg, VA
    “A food gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” – Prov. 29:11 (ESV)

  4. 7754
    Nancy Tanton says:

    Colossians 1:12
    giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in life. NASB

  5. 7755
    Nancy Tanton says:

    I Peter 1: 3-4
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you. NASB

  6. 7756
    Colleen says:

    Colleen – Conroe, TX

    Colossians 3:15 HCSB
    And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.

  7. 7757
    kaylee (in TX) says:

    Kaylee, West Texas
    “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth, to every nation, tribe, language, and people.” Rev. 14:6 (NIV)

  8. 7758
    Hillary says:

    St Marys, WV
    Verse 5: “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord. –Jeremiah 30:17 NKJV

  9. 7759
    Deirdre says:

    Proverbs 31:25 (NIV)

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come

    Deirdre Russell
    Atlanta, GA

  10. 7760

    Jodie, Minneapolis

    2 Samuel 15:22a David said to Ittal, “Go, and cross over”. (NKJ)

    I really liked the verses you shared on ‘March’. This one was a confirmation for me.

  11. 7761
    Miriam says:

    Miriam, Columbia
    I Peter 3:15 NIV
    “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

  12. 7762
    Jennifer says:

    PSALM;50:23 (N.L.T)

  13. 7763
    Jennifer says:


  14. 7764
    Toni says:

    Toni, Boulder- Direct my steps according to your word, let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133 NIV

  15. 7765
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Melbourne, Fl

    Psalm 63:7-8
    Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.

  16. 7766
    Melodie says:

    No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. Joshua 1:5 NIV

  17. 7767
    Betty says:

    Betty, Ft. Worth “I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” Phil 4:12b ESV

  18. 7768
    sarah says:

    Romans 10: 9-10 NLT
    If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord,and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the grave, you will be saved.
    For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God; it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

  19. 7769
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon, Jackson, MS

    Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

    1 Peter 3: 7-8

  20. 7770
    Abby Shelton says:

    Februaury 2-1-11

    Abby Shelton

    Romans 12:4

    I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies are a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

  21. 7771
    Abby Shelton says:

    Abby Shelton

    Romans 12:2

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

  22. 7772
    Abby Shelton says:

    Abby Shelton

    Psalms 34:14

    Turn away from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.

  23. 7773

    But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won victory over those people because the spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in this world.

    1 John 4:4 NLT

  24. 7774
    Angela DeBoer says:

    Angela D says: Find rest O my soul in God alone, My hope comes from him! Psalm 62:5

  25. 7775
    Stacey McClary says:

    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    Col.3:2 NIV

  26. 7776
    Cherie says:

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

  27. 7777
    Lee Ann Suplee says:

    We have been working on our verses.. Just not good at posting. My 3 children are joining me in this adventure. Although I did not post their verses for #1 and #2, they know them! (John 3:16 and Joshua 1:9)

    Lee Ann, Naperville
    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.

    Brooke, Kathryn, Cole, Naperville
    John 3:2
    Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God.

  28. 7778
    Holly Clouse says:

    Those who conceal their sins do not prosper, but those who confess and renounce them find mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NIV)

  29. 7779
    Kim says:

    Kim, Franklinton
    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. Galatians 5:1, NIV

  30. 7780
    Delinda says:

    Alliance, Nebraska

    Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together!
    Pasalm 34:3 NIV

  31. 7781
    Groovewoman says:

    Late Again… Sorry.

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

    Hollie – Granbury, TX

  32. 7782
    Judy, Senoia, Ga says:

    “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.”
    Psalms 91:1-2

  33. 7783
    Christina says:

    Christina – Royse City, Texas

    I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!

    Matthew 25:40 NIV

  34. 7784
    Jannette Raglin says:

    Just finished STOP, YIELD, GO congerence in Tacoma. Time to” Take Home a Word”. Mine was GO IN PEACE” GO IN POWER. Thanks Beth. We love you. Girls from Calvary Community Church in Sumner, WA
    ps- my husband got me license plates that say” CHOSEN”. I’ve know for a long time. Now I know I Can go in peace and power!

  35. 7785
    Sandy says:

    “Instead, it (beauty) should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3: 4 NIV

  36. 7786
    Evangeline says:

    Romans 1:16 ESV

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

  37. 7787
    Diane says:

    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians3:16

  38. 7788
    Janine says:

    from Janine, Oklahoma City

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

    Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  39. 7789
    Belinda Clark says:

    Romans 12:2
    And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  40. 7790
    Rori Smtih says:

    Midland, TX
    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
    Hebrews 12:1-3

  41. 7791
    Laura Kathryne says:

    Laura Kathryne
    Auburn, AL

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

  42. 7792
    Laura Kathryne says:

    Laura Kathryne
    Auburn, AL

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

    I’m really sorry if this is a duplicate request. I’m having some internet issues.

  43. 7793
    Amber says:

    I John 1:3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his son, Jesus Christ. NIV

  44. 7794
    Mary Bowen, Kings Mountain NC says:

    Mary Bowen -Kings Mountain,NC I am embarrassed to admit that I did not post on the the 1st of the month but I have committed to memorize two verses this time. Psalm 34:13 NIV “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies”. “For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light”. Psalm 36:9 NIV

  45. 7795
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Charlotte, NC Psalms 57:1 NIV
    Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

  46. 7796
    Anna says:

    “He must become greater; I must become less.”

    John 3:30 [NIV]

  47. 7797
    Erica says:

    11 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 hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. Jer.29:11-14 NIV

  48. 7798
    Michele says:

    If then you have been raised with Christ (to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead), aim at and seek the (rich, eternal treasures) that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    Col. 3:1 (Amplified)

  49. 7799
    Susan says:

    Susan, Oklahoma City, OK

    For the pagans run after all these things and your heavenly Father knows you need them.

    Matthew 6:32 NIV

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    Debbie Stout says:

    Debbie – Clarkston, MI
    God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of our heart enlightened to the hope to which he has called us. Ephesians 17, 18 (RSV)

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