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. 751
    Baileigh says:

    Baileigh, Spartanburg, SC
    “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:5 NIV

  2. 752
    Amy B. says:

    Amy B, Edmond OK

    “The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord” Psalm 45:11 NIV

  3. 753
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Merryville, La
    “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 KJV

  4. 754
    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Frederick MD

    “…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;…”

    Isaiah 61:2 ESV

  5. 755
    Allison says:

    Allison, Stephens City, VA
    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 NIV

  6. 756
    Becca says:


    Surprise Az,

    There is no fear in Love. But perfect love drives out all fear.
    Because fear has to do with punishment, the one who fears is not made perfect in love.

    1 John 4:18 NIV

  7. 757
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, South Dakota:
    “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” Psalm 91:1,2(NLT)

  8. 758
    michelleS says:

    Michelle Abilene, ks
    John 14:27 NIV
    “Peace I leave with you,my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do NOT BE AFRAID”

  9. 759
    Colleen Delbridge says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.
    The King is enthralled by your beauty;
    honor Him, for He is your LORD. Psalm 45:10-11 NIV (capitals in v11 mine)

  10. 760
    lpmhawk says:

    Hawk, Houston, TX
    Psalm 32:8

    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” NASB

  11. 761
    Brandee says:

    Brandee in White House, TN “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way-just as we are-yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV

  12. 762

    Diane: Chesapeake, VA

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  13. 763
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Baton Rouge, La.

    About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12

  14. 764
    Janice says:

    Janice, Arcanum, Ohio
    But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
    NASB – I Timothy 6:11

  15. 765
    Kathy from Shattuck, OK says:

    Shattuck, OK
    Psalm 62:1 (NIV)

    “My soul finds rest in God alone;
    my salvation comes from him.”

  16. 766
    Julie says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ

    “Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.” Psalm 105:4 NLT

  17. 767
    Pam says:

    Pam..Campbellsburg, In.
    No one,when he has lit a lamp puts it in a secret place or under a basket,but on a lampstand,that those who come in my see the light. Luke 11;33 NKJV

  18. 768
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Parker, CO

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

  19. 769
    Heather V says:

    Heather, Lansing MI- Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)

  20. 770
    Marie Funchess says:

    Marie, Tallahassee, Florida
    Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Col. 3:16 (ESV)

  21. 771
    Jessica says:

    Jeremiah 31:14 “I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people will be satisfied with My goodness,” declares the LORD.

  22. 772
    Melissa Graham says:

    Melissa, Glasgow, KY., “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ” – Matthew 11:30, KJV

  23. 773
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Fort Smith, AR: “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying pray. Let petitions and praise shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.” Phil. 4:6 (The Message)

  24. 774
    Kay says:

    Kay, Sheridan
    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those
    who are crused in spirit. Ps. 34:18 NASV

  25. 775
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee, Canton, GA (Atlanta) “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your forbearing spirit be know to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7

  26. 776
    Stacia says:

    Stacia, Keizer, OR

    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”. Jer 33:3 NIV

  27. 777
    Joyce Watson says:


    The grass withers, the flower fades,
    Because the breathe of the Lord blows upon it;
    The grass withers, the flower fades,
    But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:7-8

    Fighting our fears, our insecurities, and our thought patterns is really hard, but God’s word does give us peace, joy and hope.

  28. 778
    Paula says:

    Paula: Syracuse, KS
    Don’t be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:8 Gods Word Translation

  29. 779
    kadie verstrate says:

    Kadie, Tinley Park, Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:14

  30. 780
    Mollie says:

    Friendswood, TX
    Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.- Romans 14:20 NIV

  31. 781
    Laura Humphreys says:

    Laura, Savannah, GA.
    I Thessalonians 5:23-24
    “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.” NIV

  32. 782
    Janell says:

    Janell, Denver, CO
    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:32 & 2 Samuel 22:33 NIV.

  33. 783
    TCobb, Houston says:

    Psalm 119:5-6, NLT
    Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!
    Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.

  34. 784
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Greenwood, MS

    “Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: the Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.”

    Lamentations 3:22-24 HCSB

  35. 785
    Linda, Winston-Salem, NC says:

    Romans 1:20 (NIV)
    For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities –His eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

  36. 786
    Dustalyn says:

    Dustalyn, Murdock, NE
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, ” Colossians 3: 23

  37. 787
    Brittney says:

    Brittney, San Angelo, TX “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 NASB

  38. 788
    Jackie D says:

    Jackie, Versailles, KY “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:13-14 (NIV)

  39. 789
    Katrina says:

    Katrina from Tulare, CA
    “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24 NIV

  40. 790

    Jennifer ~ Cleveland, MS ~ Psalm 119:12 (Amp)

    “Blessed are you, O Lord. Teach me your statutes.” Psalm 119:12

  41. 791
    Kim says:

    Kim and Abby (8 yrs.), Missouri

    What he opens, no one can close;
    and what he closes, no one can open.

    Rev. 3:7c

  42. 792
    Deidra says:

    Waynesboro, MS

    But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    Acts 20:24 KJV

  43. 793
    Big Mama says:

    Melanie – San Antonio, TX

    Rev. 17:14 (NIV)

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

  44. 794
    Michele Holmes says:

    Michele, Grapevine TX: “God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night’. And there was evening and there was morning – the first day. And God said, ‘Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.’ ” Genesis 1:5-6 NIV

  45. 795
    Pam says:

    Micah 7: 18, 19 “Who is a God like you who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever, but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us. You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” (NIV) Pam in San Diego

  46. 796
    Jane says:

    Jane W, Charlotte

    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 NIV

  47. 797
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, South Hamilton, MA

    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 ESV

  48. 798
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Thomasville, NC

    Wives, in the same way, accept the authority of your husbands, so that, even if some of them do not obey the word, they may be won over without a word by their wives’ conduct, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. (1 Peter 3:1-2 NRSV)

  49. 799
    Colleen says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
    Ephesians 4:2 NIV

    Calgary, Canada

  50. 800
    Sharon says:

    Sharon San Diego Philippians 2:13 NKJV

    For It is GOD who works in you both to will and do for HIS good pleasure.

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