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. 7851

    wildlyblessed, Crawford, TX: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV

  2. 7852
    Sara says:

    Sara Pipkin
    Denver, CO
    Psalm 49:20
    20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

  3. 7853
    Jane La Junta says:

    “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 NIV

  4. 7854
    Diane says:

    “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your word.” Psalm 119:114 NIV

  5. 7855
    Diane says:

    “Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12

  6. 7856
    Lois Telford, PA says:

    He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all– how will he not also along with him graciously give us all things. Romans 8:32 NIV

  7. 7857
    Shawna says:

    Shawna – Boise, Idaho
    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 15:18 TNIV

  8. 7858
    Jennifer says:

    Wylie, Texas
    2 Cor. 10:5 (NLT)
    We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

  9. 7859
    Diane says:

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. Ephesians 1:17

  10. 7860
    Linda Scheffert says:

    Linda Lincoln NE: “You were running a good race, who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?” Galatians 5:7 NIV

  11. 7861
    Shandra Maxwell says:

    Psalm 1:5 KJV Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

  12. 7862
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Houston, TX: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. – Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  13. 7863
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Texas
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, He will never leave you, nor forsake you. Deu. 31:6

  14. 7864
    Brook says:

    Brook, Santa Monica

    Enable Your servants to speak Your Word with great boldness.
    Acts 4.29b

  15. 7865
    Rosa Balay says:

    my verse is Phil. 1:19

  16. 7866
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Gainesville, GA
    “He is like a tree firmly planted by streems of water which yeilds its fruit in season and whose leaf dose not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
    Psalm1:3 (NIV)

  17. 7867
    Caroline says:

    Caroline Auburn, AL “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you. So that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” 1 Thes. 4:11

  18. 7868
    Dorla Lincoln,Ne says:

    Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ.

    Philippians 2:5

  19. 7869
    Heather says:

    Heather – Richland, WA
    1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

  20. 7870
    Marissa Rice says:

    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

    Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

    Marissa, Oklahoma

  21. 7871
    Diane says:

    Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (NIV)

  22. 7872
    Lisa Rose says:

    As for God, His way is perfect and the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31, NIV

    Moyock, NC

  23. 7873
    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    I have no greater joy that to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4 KJV

  24. 7874
    Kathy Ray says:

    Joshua 1:8 NIV
    Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth;
    meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful
    to do everything written in it. Then you will be properous
    and sucessful.

  25. 7875
    Meredith, San Tan Valley, AZ says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

  26. 7876
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca – Boise, Idaho
    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
    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 with a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.

  27. 7877
    Laura Hudson says:

    Laura Eloise, Austin – Search me O God and know my heart test me and know my anxious thoughts Psalm 139:23

  28. 7878
    Kacie says:

    “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.” Psalm 37:3

  29. 7879
    aleta says:

    “you crown the year with Your good blessing, and You leave abundance in Your wake.” Psalm 65:11 The NET bIBLE

  30. 7880
    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. Revelation 22:7 NKJV

  31. 7881
    Ruthann says:

    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

  32. 7882
    Emilee Hall says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB
    For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

  33. 7883
    Valerie Robertson says:

    You discern my going out and my lying down, You are familiar with all of my ways.
    Psalm 139:3

  34. 7884
    Carol says:

    You have searched me Lord and You know me. Psalm 139:1 niv

  35. 7885
    Diane says:

    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10

  36. 7886
    Amy says:

    Amy, Sweeny, Tx
    But here is what I tell you, love your enemies, pray for those who hurt you, then will be sons of the Father who is in Heaven. Matthew 5:44,45

  37. 7887
    sheilah says:

    Psalm 1:1
    Blessed is the man
    who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
    or stand in the way of sinners
    or sit in the seat of mockers.
    sheila, oklahoma

  38. 7888
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas, Tx

    2 Corinthians 12:9 {ESV}
    But he said to me “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”.

  39. 7889
    Diane says:

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

  40. 7890
    Lisa says:

    Zimmerman, MN
    Joshua 1:9
    Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  41. 7891
    Tina Merhoff says:

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

  42. 7892
    Karen Barrows says:

    Karen, Naples, Florida

    Yet I will triumph in the LORD;
    I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
    Yahweh my Lord is my strength;
    He makes my feet like those of a deer
    and enables me to walk on mountain heights!

    Habakkuk 3:18-19
    Holman Christian Standard Bible

  43. 7893
    Diane says:

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter5:7 NIV

  44. 7894
    Leah Kasparek says:

    “Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9

  45. 7895
    Lois, Telford, PA says:

    I have 2 verses as I missed Oct. 15 and Nov.1.
    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. 1 Peter 1:8 NIV
    Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Ps 31;24 KJV

  46. 7896
    Kristi Hensley says:

    Kristi, Charleston, WV “Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord.” Psalm 98:8 (NKJV)

  47. 7897
    Diane says:

    Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4

  48. 7898
    Christine Rhodes says:

    Christine, Augusta, Ga

    “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” Ephesians 2:14 NKJV

  49. 7899
    Diane says:

    give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

  50. 7900
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness

    Lamentations 3:23

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