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. 300
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Euharlee, Ga.
    Like so many, especially with all the suffering surrounding us these days, I tend to also suffer from the possibilities of the what if’s. In different seasons of life this stronghold grips me, and then in others I can conquer it through Christ. Thank you Beth for leading me to Hebrews today…this is a verse I know that God desires to have inscripted on my heart!

    Hebrews 2:14-15 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.

  2. 301
    Kay Martin says:

    “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

    Kay Martin
    Tupelo, MS

  3. 302
    Joelle says:

    Joelle, Abilene. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 (NIV)

  4. 303
    dixie says:

    santa monica, california

    Hosea 14:5 HCSB

    I will be like the dew to Israel;
    he will blossom like the lily
    and take root like the cedars of Lebanon

  5. 304
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, North Webster,IN

    “She is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV

  6. 305
    Alta Blake says:

    Alta in Indiana

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
    John 1:1-2 NLT

  7. 306
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Birmingham, AL

    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

  8. 307
    Dena' Davis says:

    Dena’, Hindman, Ky 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
    Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

  9. 308
    Sara Z. says:

    Sara, Virginia. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” – Isaiah 43:18, 19a (NIV)

  10. 309
    Sue says:

    But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
    Psalm 59:16

  11. 310
    Heather says:

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

  12. 311
    Kellie Watson says:

    Kellie Watson Ennis, TX 2 Cor 12:9-10(KJV) And He said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength i made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

  13. 312
    Jenny Earl says:

    Jenny, Elida “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,” Philippians 1:9(NIV)

    Grace, Elida “But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'” Luke 18:16(NIV)

  14. 313
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, Florida: “Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.” Ephesians 1:17 NLT

  15. 314
    Molly Arnold says:

    Molly, Rochester NY

    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NIV

  16. 315
    Dana says:

    Blue Ridge, Tx

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

    2 Cor 9:8

  17. 316
    Kim says:

    Philippians 4:8

    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

    Slinger WI

  18. 317
    His Kid says:

    “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3 NIV

  19. 318
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Geigertown, PA, Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” NKJV

  20. 319
    Sandy, Plano says:

    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 will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

    Phillipians 4:6-7 New American Standard

  21. 320
    Shawn H. says:

    Shawn, Hamptonville, NC

    For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

  22. 321
    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle in New Mexico

    In his heart a man plans his course,

    but the Lord determines his steps.

    Proverbs 16:9

  23. 322
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah, New Palestine, Indiana

    “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 )

  24. 323
    tolkienfan says:

    Lori, Pine Island, MN

    “‘Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?'” Luke 12:25-26 NIV

  25. 324
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly in SC NIV “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22

  26. 325
    Mindy says:

    “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.” John 5:39 (NIV).

  27. 326
    Joy French says:

    Joy from Georgetown, Texas: “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 NIV

  28. 327
    DAWN says:

    Dawn,Owensboro. And this is my prayer.
    that your love may abound more and more
    in knowledge and depth of insight, so
    that you may be able to discern what is
    best and may be pure and blameless until
    the day of Christ, filled with the fruit
    of righteousness that comes through Jesus
    Christ – to the glory of and praise of God
    Philippians 1: 9-11

  29. 328
    Lisa Tereshko says:

    Glory to Jesus Christ!
    Lisa, Greensburg Pa. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4 (NKJV Bible)

  30. 329
    Tracey says:

    From Knightdale, NC:

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28

  31. 330
    Cara Gabrielse says:

    Cara, Highlands Ranch, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5, NASB

  32. 331
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, NJ

    If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of trouble.

    Proverbs 21:23 NLT

  33. 332
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”

    Psalm 27:13 NASB

  34. 333
    natalie says:

    natalie, millington “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” romans 8:6 NIV

  35. 334
    Yanna says:

    Yanna,College Station, Tx “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro through the whole earth to show himself strong on belhalf of those whose heart is loyal to him”. II Chronicles 16:9 NIV

  36. 335
    Lisa says:

    Marion, IN

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph. 6:12 (NIV)

  37. 336
    Sherry Smith says:

    Sherry in Marietta GA
    “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”
    John 15:11 NASB

  38. 337
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Jacksonville,AL: “If you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 NIV

  39. 338
    Donna, Fredericksburg VA says:

    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 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 12:1-2

  40. 339
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Biloxi

    God’s love is meteoric, His loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, His verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largness nothing gets lost. Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. How exquisite your love, O God! Psalm 36:5-7 The Message. I don’t normally like the Message bible but I did love this one!

  41. 340
    inkiso says:

    Williams Bay, Wisconsin

    Romans 14:20a NIV
    Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food…

  42. 341
    laura says:

    Troy, Ohio
    2Corinthians 10:3-5
    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.

  43. 342
    Nikky says:

    Nikky from Sweeny, Texas
    – but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4 ESV

  44. 343
    Julie says:

    Julie, Corpus Christi: 1 John 2:15: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” NIV

  45. 344
    HFridelle says:

    Heather, Beaumont, TX: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jer 17:7 (NIV)

  46. 345
    Michele says:

    Michele, OH

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2 NIV

  47. 346
    Allyson says:

    Allyson, Winnsboro SC: “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 8:38-39 (NIV)

  48. 347
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ
    Ephesians 4:2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. NLT

  49. 348
    Jennifer Pennington says:

    Joshua 23:8 (NKJV)

    “but you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have this day.”

    Jennifer Pennington MPLS, MN

  50. 349
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Exeter
    ” The LORD is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life;of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1 (KJV)

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