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. 351
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Spring, TX

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who completes the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

    1 Cor. 9:24-25 NIV

  2. 352
    Honey Bee says:

    Melissa, Hampton Roads, VA:

    “The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”

    Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)

  3. 353
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer,Atlanta ” The Lord is my strength and my song;
    He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” Exodus 15:2,NIV

  4. 354
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galations 5:1 NIV

  5. 355
    Jaime K says:

    When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need— words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you.
    (eph 4:26 ncv)

  6. 356
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Cleveland, GA
    Psalm 62:7-8 “My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock; my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your hearts to Him. For God is our refuge.” NIV

  7. 357
    Sandra says:

    Sandra, West Asia
    NLT Habakkuk 3.17-18

    Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
    and there are no grapes on the vines;
    even though the olive crop fails,
    and the fields lie empty and barren;
    even though the flocks die in the fields,
    and the cattle barns are empty,

    yet I will rejoice in the LORD!
    I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

  8. 358
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Poplar Bluff, MO:

    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 NIV

  9. 359
    Megan says:

    Megan from San Diego

    “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.” Hebrews 12:7 NIV

  10. 360
    Stacy says:

    For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are unseen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV

    Stacy, Big Lake MN

  11. 361
    Ginger Armstrong says:

    Ginger, Austin

    “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

  12. 362
    Viola says:

    Lubbock, TX Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. NIV

  13. 363
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL “May the God of HOPE fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may OVERFLOW with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)

  14. 364
    Susan says:

    Susan, Cumberland,
    “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)

  15. 365
    lori says:

    Lori, Atlanta, Georgia

    “My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7(The Message)

  16. 366
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”
    Psalm 54:4, NIV

  17. 367
    Pam says:

    Pam, Tyler, TX
    “Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.” Prov. 16:24 (HCSB)

  18. 368
    Emily says:

    Emily- Monroe, LA “5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6

  19. 369
    Donna Reddy says:

    Donna, Raleigh
    Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (NIV)

  20. 370
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Cynthiana, KY. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV

  21. 371
    Missy S says:

    Missy, Winston-Salem, NC:

    “Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.” ~ Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified Bible)

  22. 372
    Shannon says:

    Richmond KY

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 NIV

  23. 373
    Lyndsay says:

    Lyndsay, New Castle, In. “With unfailing love you will lead this people whom you have ransomed. You will guide them in Your strength to the place where your holiness dwells.” Exodus 15:13–NLT

  24. 374
    Tara G. says:

    Kyiv, Ukraine

    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindess; and to brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NIV) {I’m memorizing v.1-8 during Jan/Feb}

  25. 375
    Emily Babb says:

    Emily Babb- Monroe, LA “5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6

  26. 376
    Monique says:

    Monique, Elizabethtown, KY: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Eph 4:2 NIV

  27. 377
    Kristi Norris says:

    Kristi, Mobile, AL
    Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill. He whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue. Psalm 15:1-2 NIV

  28. 378
    Kate says:

    Kate, Hillsboro OR

    “I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therfore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;” Lamentations 3:24&25 NIV

  29. 379
    Amy in PA says:

    Amy in Perkasie, PA: “One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.” Psalm 62:11-12a NIV

  30. 380
    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Orlando, FL
    “Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise; think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. (Phil 4:8 NCV)

  31. 381
    Tara says:

    Tara, Kosciusko, MS

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

  32. 382
    flip flops says:

    Lyn Steriti
    Littleton NH

    And after you have sufered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
    I Peter 5:10 NASB

  33. 383
    Anna says:

    Houston, TX
    “I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God’s mystery – Christ.”
    Collosians 2:2 (HCSB)

  34. 384
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA: Psalm 19:1-2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. (NIV)

  35. 385

    Cheryl, Coffeyville, KS

    “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” 2 Thes. 3:5 NIV

  36. 386
    Penny C. says:

    Penny, Mansfield, Ohio… Don’t go back to worshiping worthless idols that cannot help or rescue you–they really are useless! 1 Samuel 12:21

  37. 387
    Valerie says:

    Ontario, Oh “Honor and majesty surround Him; strength and joy fill His dwelling.”
    I Chronicles 16:27 NLT

  38. 388
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Sevierville
    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 NIV

  39. 389
    Melissa Mann says:

    “How can a young person live a pure life? By obeying your word. With all my heart I try to obey you. Don’t let me break your commands. I have taken your words to heart so I would not sin against you. LORD, you should be praised. Teach me your demands.” Psalm 119:9-12 New Century Version Melissa, Canyon, TX

  40. 390
    Lauren says:

    Lauren: Boston, MA

    “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)

  41. 391
    Anne says:

    Anne from Hot Springs, AR:

    “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV

  42. 392
    Lisa S. says:

    Lisa, Kinston North Carolina
    Daniel 4:3 NASB
    “How great are His signs,
    And how mighty are His wonders!
    His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    And His dominion is from generation to generation.

  43. 393
    Nancy -Oshawa says:

    Isaiah 55:8
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways” declares the Lord. NIV

  44. 394
    Julie says:

    Clanton, AL

    “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 Corinthians 10: 4&5 NIV

  45. 395
    Cathy says:

    Cathy,Rhinebeck. “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
    Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4 NIV.

  46. 396
    Kathy S. says:

    Kathy, Hudsonville, MI
    Isaiah 53:5 (NLT) But He was pierced for our reellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
    Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)

  47. 397
    Lori- Houston, Texas says:

    The Lord loves us very much.
    So we haven’t been completely destroyed.
    His loving concern never fails.
    Lam. 3:22 New International Reader’s Version

  48. 398
    waylene says:

    Waylene, Loma Linda
    Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain, except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to eat the bread of sorrows, for so He giveth his beloved sleep.
    Psalms 127:1, 2 KJV

    • 398.1
      waylene says:

      sorry, left out 2 phrases, from verse 1: “they labour in vain
      and from verse 2: “to rise up early,

      🙂 intending to memorize it correctly though!

      • waylene says:

        I guess my symbols caused the omitted phrases to be omitted again, so I’ll just type the whole thing, good practice for memorizing.

        Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it, except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so He giveth His beloved sleep. Psalms 127:1,2 KJV

  49. 399
    Rhonda says:

    Colossians 1:15-16 – Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.

    Rhonda, Houston

  50. 400
    Louise says:

    Sacramento, CA

    My soul finds rest in God
    my salvation comes from him.

    Psalm 62:1

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