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. 101
    Robin says:

    Robin, Thorndale, PA – “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” 2 Samuel 22:31 NIV

  2. 102
    Andrea says:

    Andrea Roberts from Mansfield, Tx
    ” Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Col 3:12 NIV

  3. 103
    April says:

    April, BonneyLake,Wa

    He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. NIV

  4. 104
    Judy Huddleston says:

    Baldwyn, MS

    This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

  5. 105
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland
    The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
    Psalm 32:8, New Living Translation

  6. 106
    Shari says:

    Jude 1:24-25 (King James Version)

    Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

    Shari, Augusta

  7. 107
    April says:

    April, BonneyLake,Wa

    Isaiah 40:11 NIV

  8. 108
    Leigh says:

    With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; O let me not wander or step aside [either in ignorance or willfully] from you commandments.

    Ps. 110:10 Ampl.

    Leigh, Seneca Falls

  9. 109
    Stacey in Midlothian,VA says:

    Stacey in Midlothian ~

    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
    nor stands in the way of sinners,nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

    Psalm 1:1-2 (ESV)

  10. 110
    Amber Moon says:

    Amber Moon, Lincolnton, NC
    “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I have given you.”
    Deuteronomy 4:2, NLT

  11. 111
    Brenda says:

    Ft. Ashby, WV
    Ephesians 3:14 (NLT)
    When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father.

    Lisa (11)
    Ft. Ashby, WV
    Jeremiah 14:19 (NLT)
    Lord, have you completely rejected Judah? Do you really hate Jerusalem? Have you wounded us past all hope of healing? We hoped for peace, but none came. We hoped for healing, but found only terror.

  12. 112
    d says:

    Donna, Loganville, PA
    Zephaniah 3:17
    For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
    He will take great delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

  13. 113
    Julie says:

    Julie Port Huron Michigan

    Rest once more, my soul, for the Lord has vindicated you. Psalm 116:7

  14. 114
    Lindsey says:

    Kosciusko, MS

    Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLT)
    “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

  15. 115
    Thy Hand says:

    Siesta in Virginia, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NRSV

  16. 116
    Donna says:

    Donna, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:3 NIV)

  17. 117
    Star says:

    Star, Jackson Tn

    “The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)

  18. 118

    Kristy Dorminy, Alpharetta, GA:
    Psalm 112:1,7
    “Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments. He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

  19. 119
    SisterChick Sarah says:

    Sarah, Burlington, ON: “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 (TNIV)

  20. 120

    Kristy, Alpharetta, GA:
    Psalm 112:1,7
    “Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments. He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

  21. 121
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, West Paducah: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV

  22. 122
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Clinton, PA:

    For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    2 Cor. 10:3-5, NIV

  23. 123
    Debra Polach says:

    Debra from Calgary,

    Blessed are those who do not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but who delight in the law of the Lord and mediate on his law day and night.
    They are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers.
    Psalm 1 1-3 TNIV

  24. 124
    Nikol says:

    Nikol, Birmingham “This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” Habakkuk 2:3

  25. 125
    Barb, Medina says:

    Eph 1:18
    I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.

  26. 126
    Janet says:

    Janet-Montgomery, NY
    Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
    For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
    He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

  27. 127
    Sharon Meekins says:

    Titanyen, Haiti
    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

  28. 128
    EKM says:


    Bowie, MD

    “In all circumstances, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16; ESV)

  29. 129
    Donna says:

    Donna, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:3 NIV)

  30. 130
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Wahpeton ND
    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62: 5-6 NIV

  31. 131
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, ATL!

    “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon him, because he trust in you”. Isa. 26:3

    Thank God for this TRUTH!

  32. 132
    Janet says:

    Janet, Enid, OK

    He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 NASB

  33. 133
    Betsy Crawford says:

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (Holman Christian Study Bible)

  34. 134

    Robin, Irving. “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31, NIV

  35. 135
    Lindsay Silvio says:

    Lindsay, Houston. ” Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others before yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Phil 2:3-4 (NIV)

  36. 136
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, Eastern Ky, “Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:6 KJV

  37. 137
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Fort Collins, CO: “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 NLT

  38. 138
    Susan B. says:

    Susan B.
    Chapin, SC

    But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 NIV (2008)

  39. 139
    Tracy Moore, Houston says:

    Psalm 25:9 (NIV)
    “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way”

  40. 140
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Warner Robins, GA

    1 Corinthians 13:4 NCV

    Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud

  41. 141
    Amber says:

    Amber – Vienna, WV

    All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

  42. 142

    Jessica, Winter Park, FL, “There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.” – Proverbs 21:20 AMP

  43. 143
    Shawna says:

    Shawna Portales, NM
    “I will continue this everlasting covenant between us, generation after generation. It will continue between me & your offspring forever. And I will always be your God and of your descendents after you. Genesis 17:7 NIV

  44. 144
    Delta Dawn says:

    Dawn-Dallas, GA

    Don’t be deceived, my brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

    James 1:16-18 NIV

  45. 145
    anna says:

    anna, kansas city.

    “yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of Gods work from beginning to end” ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT

  46. 146
    Molly says:

    Molly V., Wilmington, DE

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

  47. 147

    Beverly Wooley
    Tupelo, MS
    Psalm 73:26 NIV
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  48. 148
    Candace says:

    “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows on their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 NIV
    Candace Colorado Springs

  49. 149
    Robyn says:

    Robyn from Topeka, KS

    “Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is Truth.”
    John 17:17 (NIV)

  50. 150
    SusanD says:

    SusanD, Southern Illinois. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 NKJV

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