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. 201
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Ocoee Florida “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Pslam 63:1 KJV

  2. 202
    1choirgirl says:

    Jen, Auburn Twp. OH: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39, NIV.

  3. 203
    Casey says:


    Hebrews 12:1-2

    Such a large crowd of witness is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne!

  4. 204
    Linda Dwyer says:

    Jillian Olathe, KS John 15:13 (NLT) “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

  5. 205
    Carol Peavy says:

    The Lord’s lovingkindness indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my PORTION,” says my soul, Therefore, I have HOPE in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he wait silently for the salvation of the Lord.

    Lamentations 3:22-26 (NASB)

    Carol Peavy
    Jena, LA

    I love this – “He is my PORTION and I have HOPE in Him.”

  6. 206
    Kay Kay says:

    Lexington, Ky

    Proverbs 14: 26 — NIV

    He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress
    and for his children it will be a refuge.

  7. 207
    Julia says:

    Julia – Crystal Springs. Micah 6:8 (NLT) “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

  8. 208
    peggy says:

    Peggy–Yorktown, VA

    Rev 2:7 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life which is in the paradise of God.

  9. 209
    Kathy - Gainesville says:

    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing. Know ye that that the Lord, He is God,
    it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
    Psalms 100:1-3 KJV

  10. 210
    Amy says:

    Amy from Marion, VA “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20, NIV

  11. 211
    Annette says:

    Annette, Minneapolis “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.” Philippians 4:8 NIV

  12. 212
    Betty W. says:

    Betty, Soddy Daisy, TN

    ” Everything is permissible for me” – but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me” – but I will not be mastered by anything.

    1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)

  13. 213
    Sharon Krall says:

    Lititz, PA

    Job 33:15-16
    “In a dream, a vision of the night,
    When sound sleep falls on men,
    While they slumber in their beds,
    Then He opens the ears of men,
    And seals their instruction.

  14. 214
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, Valdosta, GA:
    Philippians 2:14-16 NASB
    14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
    15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
    16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

  15. 215
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Dallas
    Do you not know? Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Isaiah 40:28-29

  16. 216
    Rita says:

    For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 6:23 NIV

    Rita, Springfield, TN

  17. 217
    leighgray says:

    Hey Good Morning – I am loving this scripture memory!!

    Leigh Gray

    Carmi, Il.

    James 1:19 “My dear Brothers (siestas), take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”

  18. 218
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Fairhope, AL: Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1 NKJV

  19. 219
    Jessica Griggs Brown says:

    Jessica, Florence, SC:
    As I prepare for the birth of my first child…my daughter…
    “Casting the whole of your care-all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares for you watchfully.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  20. 220
    Vicki says:

    Chehalis, WA
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV

  21. 221
    Angie says:

    Angie, Kansas City, MO: Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14-15 NLT

  22. 222
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn — Dover (as we ride the emotional roller coaster of our father’s dementia)

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

  23. 223
    Candace says:

    Jefferson City, TN

    finishing up Psalm 91!! Yipee!! Here is a short little video of me reciting what I’ve learned so far. 🙂


    I am still praying about which new scripture to start, I probably need to continue going over this one a bit more to make sure I really have it good.

  24. 224
    Marcy says:

    Amarillo Tx
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged,for the Lord your
    God will be with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  25. 225
    Heather says:

    Heather, Tallahassee, FL: The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the Word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ears to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4 NIV

  26. 226
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Minneapolis, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

  27. 227
    Sandy says:

    Durant, OK

    Isaiah 54:10NIV

    “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.

  28. 228
    Sandy in Texas says:

    Keller, TX (freezing & covered in white!)
    “And His name will be the hope of all the world.”
    Matthew 12:21 (NLT)

  29. 229
    Neé Neé says:

    Reneé, Missouri City, TX:

    “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.”

    Philippians 2:12b-13

  30. 230
    Nellie Richardson says:

    PRoverbs 3: 5-6 NIV

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding and all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.

  31. 231
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer P., Russellville, Arkansas

    1 Thess 16-18 NLT

    Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

  32. 232
    Renee Ford says:

    Renee, Uvalde…Psalm 119:36-37 (NCV)
    Make me want to keep your rules instead of wishing for riches. [37] Keep me from looking at worthless things. Let me live by your word.

  33. 233
    Lori says:

    Lori, Lexington, KY
    “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)

  34. 234
    Lori says:

    Lori, Knoxville, IA
    Psalm 84:5-7, ESV
    Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

  35. 235
    Mary Watkins says:

    4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 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 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV)

    Mary Watkins
    West Memphis, AR

  36. 236
    Cortni says:

    Cortni/ Coden/ Phil 2:14 NIV Do everything without complaining or arguing

  37. 237
    Amy Brown says:

    Amy, Columbus, OH: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9. NIV

  38. 238
    Adele-Alys says:

    Adele-Alys from Matthews, NC: May he give you all a heart to worship him and to do his will with a generous mind and a willing spirit. from Apocrypha : 2 Maccabees 1:3 New Jerusalem

  39. 239
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Scott, Chelmsford MA
    Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Eph 3:20 NASB

  40. 240
    Kathi Vodenicker says:

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

  41. 241
    Connie Hankins says:

    Connie H – Forsyth, MO “The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalms 147:11 NIV

  42. 242
    Barb says:

    Barb, Lakewood, CO–Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

    “…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.

  43. 243
    Kelly Collins says:

    “Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings,” because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. 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 5:3-5 NIV

    Kelly, Forney, TX

  44. 244
    Amy says:

    Amy, Washington D.C. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 NIV

    It’s great with Matthew Henry’s Commentary!

  45. 245
    Krista says:

    Krista, Birmingham
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2

  46. 246
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Toronto
    When you said, “Seek my face.” my heart said to You, “Your face O Lord I shall seek.”
    Psalms 27:8 (NASV)

  47. 247
    Tobi says:

    Tobi, Rodenbach, Germany

    Colossians 1:10 NIV
    “And we pray this is order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

  48. 248
    Heather says:

    James 1:19&20 (NIV) My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

  49. 249
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Uganda: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalm 118:8-9

  50. 250
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl from Pennsylvania: Psalm 139:23,24 NIV
    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

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