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. 7801
    Jesi Steiber says:

    Jesi / North Richland Hills, Tx

    “Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

  2. 7802
    Mindy says:

    Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

    He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

  3. 7803
    Missy says:

    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keep himself under control; proverbs 29:11 NIV


  4. 7804
    Leslie says:

    Keep open house, be generous with your lives. Matthew 5:16

    Stillwater, OK

  5. 7805
    Kristen says:

    I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. Matthew 5:43

    Stillwater, OK

  6. 7806
    Shannan says:

    Tune your ears to the world of wisdom,set your heart on a life of understanding. Proverbs 2:2

    Stillwater, OK

  7. 7807
    Lisa says:

    Psalm 34:19
    A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

    Stillwater, OK

  8. 7808
    Judy says:

    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
    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.

  9. 7809
    Cindi, OH says:

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 15:1

  10. 7810
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Indianapolis
    Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty” (AMP)

  11. 7811
    Kristin - Springfield, MO says:

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

  12. 7812
    Shanelle says:

    Shanelle from Phoenix, AZ
    “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  13. 7813
    Raleigh says:

    Raleigh from Austin, TX

    “Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
    though war break out against me,
    even then will I be confident.” -Psalm 27:3

  14. 7814
    Diane says:

    “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 NIV

  15. 7815
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Topeka
    19:”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”
    20:”But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
    21:”For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Matthew 6:19-21

  16. 7816
    Bunnie says:

    Bunnie, Hume “…always giving thanks for All things…” Ephesians 5:20 NASB

  17. 7817
    Rhonda Green says:

    Sorry, I am catching up online today. These verses have been in my spiral and on my phone. Hopefully getting in my head 🙂
    Psalm 40:11 NIV Do not withhold your mercy from me. O Lord; may your love and your truth always protect me.

    Rhonda, Anderson, IN

  18. 7818
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Lititz, For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5 NIV

  19. 7819
    Diane says:

    “Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” Psalm 119:105 NIV

  20. 7820
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Huntsville, TX
    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 NIV

  21. 7821
    whimzie says:

    Amy aka whimzie, Florida:

    Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:

    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
    They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:21-23 (NIV)

  22. 7822
    Erika says:

    Erika, San Antonio, TX:

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

    (James 1:2-4 ESV)

  23. 7823
    Belinda says:

    New Living Translation
    And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

  24. 7824
    Ashlee from Lawrenceville, GA says:

    “Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:8,9

  25. 7825
    Elaine M says:

    The fear of the Lord ia the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. Psm 111:10 nkj

  26. 7826
    Diane says:

    “See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:24 NIV

  27. 7827
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon, Jackson MS

    “The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” Psalm 19:8 NIV

  28. 7828
    Marcy Zwall says:

    Marcy from Conroe, TX: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NKJ

  29. 7829
    Rori Smith - Midland TX says:

    Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
    Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:1-4 NIV

  30. 7830
    Joy Houser says:

    Be still and know that I am God.

    Psalm 46:10

  31. 7831
    Diane says:

    ” Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

  32. 7832
    Lea Ann Bethany says:

    Lea Ann, Clinton, MS
    2 Tim 3:16 (NASB) – All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

  33. 7833
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon, Jackson, MS

    The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure, and altogether righteous.
    Psalm 19:9 NIV

  34. 7834
    Shandra Maxwell says:

    Philippians 4:8 NIV Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.

  35. 7835
    KarenEliz says:

    Turn my heart from wothless things;
    Preserve my life according to your word.

    Psalm 119:37 (NIV)

    Ponte Vedra, FL

  36. 7836
    Sallie E. says:

    Sallie, Gatesville
    Proverbs 31:30 – Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

  37. 7837
    Sheri says:

    Sheri, Atlanta, TX

    Philippians 4:8 NKJV
    Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.

  38. 7838
    Diane says:

    O LORD, be gracious to us;
    we long for you.
    Be our strength every morning,
    our salvation in time of distress.

    Isaiah 33:2

  39. 7839
    To Know Him says:

    Kim from Springfield, IL

    Jonah 2:8 (NIV)

    Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.

    (Ok, all done catching up… this may be a double post, and I am pretty positive I posted verses 1 and 2 when we started…thanks for letting me catch up 🙂

  40. 7840
    Kim, Bloomfield Iowa says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Finally brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is purse, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – is anything is excellent or praiseworthy think on these things. Philippians 4:6-8 NIV

  41. 7841
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon, Jackson, MS

    “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:10-11

  42. 7842
    Julie Richardson says:

    John 15:5 NKJ
    “I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

  43. 7843
    Diane says:

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  44. 7844
    Tina says:

    “Apply your heart to insturction and your ears to words of knowledge.”

    Prov. 23:12 NIV
    Tina, Cynthiana, KY

  45. 7845
    Kathy Ray says:

    I Corinthians 10:13 NAS

    No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common
    to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

  46. 7846
    Diane says:

    Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from Him. Psalm 62:1

  47. 7847
    Carol from Austin says:

    Ps.103:11,ESV, “As high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love towards those who fear Him”

  48. 7848
    Lois, Telford, PA says:

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  49. 7849
    Keri says:

    1John 4:19
    We love because He first loved us.

  50. 7850
    Diane says:

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

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