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. 251
    Siesta Stephanie says:

    Isaish 41:13 NIV

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of yor right hand and says to you , Do not fear; I will help you.

  2. 252
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Lenoir City, TN

    Lord I have heard of Your fame, I stand in awe of Your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known, and in wrath remember mercy. Habbakuk 3:2

  3. 253
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Alberta, Canada
    “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 Christs power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV

  4. 254
    Ruth C says:

    Ruth, Atlanta
    Psalm 103:3 (NIV)
    He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

  5. 255
    Lissa says:

    Lissa, Greenville

    This is what the LORD says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
    “I am the LORD your God,
    who teaches you what is best for you,
    who directs you in the way you should go.

    Isaiah 48:17 (NIV)

  6. 256
    Krista says:

    Krista, Birmingham
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
    Matthew 11:28-30

  7. 257

    Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask of God , who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

    Beth, Houston

  8. 258
    Margaret says:

    Psalm 9:10 NKJV
    And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
    For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
    Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho

  9. 259
    Lori says:

    Lori, Syracuse

    “Therefore since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 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 was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

    Hebrews 4: 14-16 NIV

  10. 260
    Barbara in GA says:

    Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 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.
    Deut 6:4-9 NIV
    This is the first part of the Shema.

  11. 261
    gig says:

    ginger, trussville: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalites, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 NASB

  12. 262
    elaine kim says:

    Elaine from Brea, CA

    We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 corinthians 4:7 (new living translation)

  13. 263
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Ps. 19:14 NIV

    Wetumpka, AL

  14. 264
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Charlottesville
    “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.”
    Isaiah 43:10, ESV

  15. 265
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Surprise, AZ
    If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. Psalm 130:3-4 NIV

  16. 266
    Miss Kathleen says:

    Miss Kathleen
    Bernardsville, NJ
    1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

    No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived
    what God has prepared for thise who love him.

  17. 267
    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, ON. Canada
    Titus 2: 13 & 14 NIV
    while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious
    appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
    who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness
    and to purify for himself a people that are his very
    own, eager to do what is good.

  18. 268
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Lincoln, Nebraska

    “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!”

    James 2:12-13, NIV

  19. 269
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Pinewood, TN
    1 John 4:19 KJV – We love Him, because He first loved us.

    Prayer request update: I asked for prayers for my mother last week. She went Home to Glory yesterday morning. This verse was her and Daddy’s verse and she had it put on her gravestone. Thank you for the prayers.

    • 269.1
      Miss Kathleen says:

      May the good Lord give you peace and strength this day and until you have that grand reunion in Heaven. Peace my sister…PEACE!!
      Miss Kathleen in NJ

    • 269.2
      Sue, Lenoir City, Tn. says:

      What a wonderful way to be remembered. I will remember your family this day. Sue

    • 269.3
      Trudy says:

      Hi Deborah,

      I’m so sorry to hear that your mother passed away.

      May our God of all Comforts be your comfort during this difficult time.

      Alberta, Canada

  20. 270
    Linda says:

    In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
    John 1:4-5 NIV

    McCalla, Alabama

  21. 271
    Adrienne Terrebonne says:

    Adrienne, Clarksville

    “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 (NAS)

  22. 272
    Leigh-Anne says:

    Leigh-Anne Hendrick
    Bemus Point, NY
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  23. 273
    Trudy says:

    Trudy, Alberta, Canada.

    Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    Exodus 19:4 (KJV)
    Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

  24. 274
    Tracy says:

    Edgewood, KY

    Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered. ~Psalm 40:5 (Amplified Bible)

  25. 275
    Chris Floyd says:

    Chris, Kokomo IN

    Psalm 30:11-12 (NIV)
    You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing Your praises and not be silent. LORD, my God, I will praise You forever.

  26. 276
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Mtn. Grove, MO: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  27. 277
    Julie says:

    Julie, Chesterland
    “Teach my Your way, LORD, that i may rely on Your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that i may fear Your name. I will praise You, Lord my God, with all my heart; i will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your love toward me; You have delievered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead”
    Psalm 86:11-13 NIV

  28. 278
    Amanda P. Kings Mountain says:

    “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exhalted among the nations, I will be exhalted in the earth.” This just seemed perfect for my day even if its a well known verse

  29. 279
    Betsy Falvey says:

    Betsy, Katy, TX
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NLT

  30. 280
    Amie says:

    Amie, Rochester:”So my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

  31. 281
    Debbie Belisle says:

    Debbie B in Virginia

    God is our (my) refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we (I) will not fear,

    Psalm 46: 1 – 2a

  32. 282
    Maryann D says:

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love ,joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:22-24 NIV Norwood, MA

  33. 283
    Lori, Love2Praise says:

    Mapleville, RI

    But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
    Psalm 5:11 KJV

  34. 284
    Elizabeth says:

    “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a Godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1: 2-3

  35. 285
    Hope says:

    Hope, Costa Rica.
    The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
    the Lord loves the righteous. Psalm 146:8 NIV

  36. 286
    Becky says:

    Becky, Fayetteville AR
    Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  37. 287

    Columbus, Oh

    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 all of my hope is in You all day long.

    Psalm 25:4-5 – NIV

  38. 288
    Leslie Kerlick says:

    Psalms 23:3 (KJV)
    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

  39. 289
    Laura says:

    Laura, Tracy, CA: “Now all Glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NLT

  40. 290
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Oklahoma City, OK “but as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” Psalm 71:4 (NIV)

  41. 291
    Sue Tennessee says:

    Proverbs 17:3

    Fire test the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord test the heart. (NLT)

  42. 292
    Margie by the Sea says:

    2 Cor 4:16-17
    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.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  43. 293

    Fullerton, CA

    1 Tim 6:11(ESV)
    But you, O (woman) of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

    Happy February!

  44. 294
    cindy b says:

    Cindy,Alton Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you in turning away everyone of you from your iniquities. Acts 3:25-26 KJV Bible

  45. 295

    2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)

    (LOVE THIS!!)

    Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


  46. 296
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Princeton NC
    John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (NIV)

  47. 297
    Patty Baldwin says:

    Patty from Vicksburg, MS: “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.”. Eph. 4:29. NIV

  48. 298
    Charr Lester says:

    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Psalm 139:23-24 KJV

  49. 299
    Lori, Pueblo West says:

    “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

  50. 300
    Kristen Cunningham says:

    Romans 12:2 (ESV)
    ‘Do not be conformed by this world but transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.’

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