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. 401
    Anita says:

    Anita, Lawrenceville, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV

  2. 402

    “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are perishing! But to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18

  3. 403
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.
    “You are the God who performs Miracles;
    You display your power among the peoples.”
    Psalm 77:14

  4. 404
    Laura says:

    Laura from Canton MI:

    My verse this morning is Galatians 5:16: So I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. NIV

  5. 405
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Park City, Utah: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
    Do what it says.” NIV

  6. 406
    Roni Long says:

    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Lord, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of your hands. Psalm 138:5 HCSB

    Demopolis, Alabama

  7. 407
    Dawn says:

    Monett, MO
    Philippians 4:8 NIV
    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.

  8. 408
    Jody says:

    Jody, Alvin Texas

    John 8:12

    Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

  9. 409
    Traci says:

    “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 ESV

  10. 410
    Sallie Howell says:

    Sallie, Tupelo, MS- “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 NIV

  11. 411
    Ashley DeLen says:

    Ashley DeLen Alma Ks

    Nahum 1:13 NIV

    “Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away.”

  12. 412
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, McDonough, GA

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3 NIV)

  13. 413
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Fredericksburg Virginia
    “Finally, brothers, and sisters, 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

  14. 414
    becca banana says:

    Salem, Oregon
    Hebrews 12:14
    “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (NIV)

  15. 415
    Donna Prentice Hoban says:

    Donna St. Louis, MO
    “Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
    so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.” Psalm 90:14 NLT

  16. 416
    janet says:

    Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 niv

  17. 417
    Jan says:

    Psalm 90:14 (NIV)
    Satisfy us [me] in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we [I] may sing for joy and be glad all our [my] days.

    And in French:
    Psaume 90:14 (PDV)
    Dès le matin, remplis-nous de ton amour,
    et nous chanterons, nous crierons de joie toute notre vie.

    Bemus Point, NY

  18. 418
    Chrissy says:

    Chrissy, San Tan Valley Arizona:

    “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.
    He is like a tree, planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and Its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
    Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
    for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”
    Psalm 1 ESV

  19. 419
    Sheilah says:

    Melbourne, Florida

    “I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.”

    Ezekiel 34:15-16

  20. 420
    Dora Chatam says:

    Dora, Birmingham, AL
    “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”
    II Corinthians: 4:7-10 NIV

  21. 421
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Lexington, KY

    The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasing arms. He will drive out your enemies befor you, saying, ‘Destoy him!’
    Deuteronomy 33:27

  22. 422
    Beth Clark says:

    Beth Clark, Louisville, TN

    John 11:35 NIV Jesus Wept.

  23. 423
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Arcadia, CA
    I will seek you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm 119:10 (NIV)

  24. 424
    Liz from Ocean Springs, MS says:

    Liz from Ocean Springs, MS
    He alone is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
    -Psalms 62:2 (NIV)

  25. 425
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Tulsa. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6, NIV

  26. 426
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne: Galion, Ohio

    Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
    Isaiah 40:31

  27. 427
    doo-dah says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff
    “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV)

  28. 428
    1gleaner (aka Judy from NC) says:

    Judy Littleton NC

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
    I Peter 1:3 (NIV)

  29. 429
    Kori says:

    Kor; Trevor, WI; Psalm 90:15-16 (NLT) Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good. Let us see your miricles again; let our children see Your glory at work.

  30. 430
    Heather says:

    Heather, Shokan NY

    Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

  31. 431
    Holly says:

    Holly G,
    Williamston SC
    “And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will NOT be afraid on the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.”
    1 John 4:17 NLT

    AND bc i LOVED Ms. Beth’s 🙂
    “Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgement is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But Mercy triumphs over judgement.”
    James 2:12-13 NET

  32. 432
    Teresa Hemmer says:

    Teresa, Naples, FL

    The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me, and I have listened. I do not rebel or turn away…Therefore I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will. And I KNOW that I will triumph. Isaiah 50:5,7 NLT (emphasis mine 🙂

  33. 433
    Amanda, Birmingham, AL says:

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  34. 434
    kimberly says:

    kimberly, tuscaloosa, al:

    “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. I will say to myself the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. 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 3:22-26 NIV

  35. 435
    Beth says:

    Beth, Oxford,MS: 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.
    2Cor. 10:3-4 (NIV)

  36. 436
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Peterborough, ON
    1 Peter 1:13a-15 NLT
    “So think clearly and exercise self control. You must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t step back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.

  37. 437
    Pam Houston says:

    Pam, Buena Park, CA “You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways.” Psalms 139:3 NASB

  38. 438
    Kathy King says:

    Kathy, Atlanta, GA:
    Behold his soul is puffed up; It is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
    Habakkuk 2:4

  39. 439
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Ocala, FL

    “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 my hope is in you all day long.”

    Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

  40. 440
    Diane says:

    Diane, Missoula MT
    “Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other.” Ephesians 4:2 GW

  41. 441
    Ann says:

    Ann, San Antonio
    “I raise my eyes toward the mountains,
    Where will my help come from?
    My help comes from the LORD,
    the maker of heaven and earth.
    He will not allow your foot to slip;
    your Protector will not slumber.
    Indeed, the Protector of Israel
    does not slumber or sleep.” Psalm 122:1-4 (HCSB)

  42. 442
    Chrystal says:

    Lexington, KY
    Phillipians 2:5 (I think it was NIV):)

    Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus.

    AMEN to that!! (not part of the verse)

    Love the image of you on the bike…….

  43. 443
    Darcie says:

    Darcie from Bethel, CT – “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

  44. 444
    Jenifer B says:

    Jenifer, Frisco

    Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
    Galatians 1:10 NLT

  45. 445
    Tammy (mof2coolkds) says:

    Tammy, Delray Beach FL

    My Dear Sweet Son Jonathan suggested this verse:

    “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
    and the favor of God was upon him.” Luke 2:4 NAB

  46. 446
    VlaPwr says:

    Christy from Lancaster, PA:

    “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.”

    Psalm 40:5 (NIV)

  47. 447
    Ann says:

    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.

  48. 448
    Ashley Olsin says:

    Psalm 133:1
    It is good and pleasant when God’s people live together in peace!” NIV

  49. 449
    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria, IL: So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 NIV

  50. 450
    Cara says:

    Cara McKaskle
    Conway, AR

    “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV

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