Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 15!

If you are unable to watch the video, here is Beth’s message:


Hey girls! You have to know I really love you if I’m going to get on here with all this sunscreen, and with all this sweat, and in the middle of all this beach goings on. But I do love you and want to keep my commitment to you and to the Lord Jesus, and make sure that you know I am still with you in the scripture memory.


I am still memorizing out of the book of Ephesians and I’m in the most interesting verse in Ephesians 4:20. Right before it in verse 19, Paul is talking about the fact that there are people that give themselves over to the flesh. They give themselves over to greed, to callousness of heart, and to every kind of impurity. But he says something in verse 20 that I think is so profound. Ephesians 4:20 says, “But that is not the way you learned Christ.” And I thought about all the opportunities we have for that verse, when someone’s been unloving to us, unkind, or we really want so much to be ugly back to somebody. We’re reminded over and over again “but that is not the way we learned Christ.” That is not what He taught us to do.


I cannot think of a limit to the opportunities that we would have to tuck that verse in our hearts, to be able to say I know better than this. This is not the way I learned Christ. When I depart into the flesh, when I know that I am in an area, maybe even a gray area, maybe it’s not all the way in the ditch, just a gray area. But I can say to myself that’s not the way I learned Christ. I know how I learned Christ. I know what He calls for from me.


Beth, Houston TX
Ephesians 4:20 (ESV) But that is not the way you learned Christ.


We learned Christ in the love and grace and mercy of God the Father who gave Him in our behalf. I’m just crazy about you. Stay with it. It is August 1st and it is a glorious time to celebrate what God has already done in 2015! Have a great day everybody and make sure to put in your verses!


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  1. 101
    Pam K says:

    Pam, from Phoenix AZ. I have been studying 1 John this summer.
    1 John 3:1. See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. NIV.

  2. 102
    JoAnne Jackson says:

    JoAnne ~ Casper, Wyoming ~ Psalm 119:114(NKJV)

    You are my hiding place and my shield;
    I hope in Your word.

  3. 103
    Pam Williams says:

    Pam Williams, Olive Branch, MS

    Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
    Romans 15:7 NIV

  4. 104
    Cealia Fleming says:


    When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass, the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants, but his fury will be shown to his foes.

    Isaiah 66:14 NIV

  5. 105
    Shauna Knott says:

    Shauna K., River Falls, WI:

    Psalm 118:24 (NIV): “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

  6. 106
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. (‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭14‬ ESV)

  7. 107
    betty jane pedigo says:

    betty jane pedigo
    franklin ky

    Eph.3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.”

  8. 108
    Tyra Sias says:

    Tyra Sias – Atlanta, GA

    …Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!

    Luke 1:45 NIV

  9. 109
    Lori says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  10. 110
    Beth Bell says:

    Beth Bell. Cartersville, Ga.
    “Flee the evil desires of you & pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on The Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22 NIV

  11. 111
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Cedartown, GA
    Judges 5:21b
    “March on, my soul; be strong!”

  12. 112
    Sandi Bentz, Anchorage, Alaska says:

    Psalm 139:15 (NIV)

    Sandi Bentz, Anchoage

    My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

  13. 113
    Karen Teplik says:

    Karen Teplik, Mesa, AZ “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life: he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13 (NIV)

  14. 114
    Linda says:

    NKJV Psalms 103:6) The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

  15. 115
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay, Deer Park, TX
    Psalm 139: 23-24 ESV

    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
    24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!

  16. 116
    Diane Laxen says:

    Diane, Hemet, CA
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
    1Peter 5:20 NIV

  17. 117
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the lord is protected.” – Proverbs 29:25 HCSB

  18. 118
    Lori Johnson says:

    Lori Johnson Auburn, MA Luke 11:1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

  19. 119
    M.H. Esposito says:

    mh, San Mateo, CA

    Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised;
    And His greatness is unsearchable.

    Psalm 145:3

  20. 120
    Ruth Somers says:

    Ruth Somers
    Baton Rouge, LA

    So, all those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

    Colossians 3:12. NASB

  21. 121
    Stephanie Bankhead says:

    Stephanie Bankhead, Amarillo, TX
    (Continuing with Ephesians 3)
    “to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  22. 122
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Anchorage, Alaska

    James 1:4 (KJV)

    But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

  23. 123
    Sarah K says:

    Sarah, Lincoln NE “If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:16 NIV)

  24. 124
    Donna Miller Or says:

    2 Pet 3:9 ESV
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promice,
    As some count slowness.
    But is patient toward you, not wishing that
    Any should perish
    But that all should reach repentance

  25. 125
    Kim Hower says:

    Kim, Gaithersburg MD

    But the Lord said to Samuel, “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭16‬:‭7‬ ESV)

  26. 126
    Allison says:

    Allison from New York

    “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” -John 7:38 NIV

  27. 127
    Janet Peterson says:

    Janet, Sylacauga, AL
    “Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  28. 128
    Denise says:

    Denise from Snowcreek, VA. Romans 12:19 NKJV Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I Will repay”, says The LORD.

  29. 129
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL, “May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word.” Psalm 119:169 (NIV)

  30. 130
    Kimberly says:

    Bless the Lord, O my soul;and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
    Psalm 103:1 kjv
    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico, CA

  31. 131
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, Virginia Beach, VA
    Ephesians 4:20 (ESV) But that is not the way you learned Christ.

  32. 132
    Kimberly Orr says:

    Kimberly Orr
    Zionsville, Indiana
    Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Revelation 4:11 ESV

  33. 133
    Sheri says:

    Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard,lest at any time we let them – slip
    Hebrews 1:14 KJV

  34. 134
    Christa says:

    Christa, Denver, CO
    I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
    Isaiah 42:16 NIV

  35. 135
    Jen Massara says:

    Albany, OR
    Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for You are merciful, O God. -Psalm 25:7 NLT

  36. 136
    Tina Lockhart says:

    Tina Lockhart, Gulfport Ms

    The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10ESV

  37. 137
    Donna Becker says:

    Woodburn, IN
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) 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.

  38. 138
    Lora Faircloth says:

    Lora Faircloth, Fayetteville, NC

    If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22 NIV

  39. 139
    Courtney Kelly says:

    courtney kelly, Starke, FL

    1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV

    “Do everything in love.”

  40. 140
    Marianne (Rockford Mn) says:

    Ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find knock and the door will be open

  41. 141
    Linda Hunter says:

    Linda Hunter, Lumberton, TX
    “For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭33:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  42. 142
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie, North Potomac MD
    Colossians 2:3 (NIV) in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

  43. 143
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina,Oh
    If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peacefully with all.
    Romans 12:18 ESV

  44. 144
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Danvers, MA

    Psalm 100:5 NIV

    For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;
    His faithfulness continues through all generations.

  45. 145
    Judy says:

    Judy, Oswego, NY

    Leviticus 19:18 HCSB: ‘Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.’

  46. 146

    Debbie, Tennessee

    Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily, and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. Isaiah 58:8 KJV

  47. 147
    Jan Bean says:

    Jan Bean, Amarillo TX

    Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13 ‭MSG

  48. 148
    Marilyn Owen says:

    Marilyn — Seattle, WA

    “That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:20-21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  49. 149
    Karla Smith says:

    Karla, Columbus, OH
    John 1:14 NIV
    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

  50. 150
    Kathleen D. says:

    Kathleen D.
    Bernardsville, NJ
    1 Thessalonians 4:13 NIV
    ” Brothers, we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.”

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