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. 2251
    Amy says:

    Amy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.
    Psalm 141:3 NASB

  2. 2252
    joyce kortze says:

    Joyce kortze Rockford, IL

    When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior. ” Judges 6:12 NIV

  3. 2253
    DLynn Miracle says:

    DLynn Miracle; Argyle, TX
    Who is the man who fears the Lord?
    Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
    Psalm 25:12 ESV

  4. 2254
    Reneah says:

    In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
    Proverbs 16:9

  5. 2255
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    Hebrews 4:16 NIV

    Come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  6. 2256
    Laura Stevensq says:

    Laura Stevens
    El Paso, TX
    Hebrews 10:35-36, NIV
    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

  7. 2257
    Sarah says:

    Sarah L., Houston

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    Psalms 147:3 NIV

  8. 2258
    Jan Jensen says:

    Jan Jensen, Waterloo, Iowa. “But that is not the way you learned Christ.” Ephesians 4:20 ESV

  9. 2259
    Cindy says:

    Proverbs 16:32 ESV

    Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
    and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.


  10. 2260
    Renate Madison says:

    Hap Madison, Heath, OH
    “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel ” Ephesians 6:19 NIV

  11. 2261
    Diana Rice says:

    Diana Rice
    Wooster, Ohio
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
    James 4:10 NIV

  12. 2262
    Faylee Wilt says:

    “And you shall seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NKJ

  13. 2263
    Deb Hartman says:

    The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.

    Habakkuk 3:19

  14. 2264
    Becky Dunn says:

    Becky Dunn, Jefferson City, MO. James 1:27 (NIV) “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

  15. 2265
    Dr. Wilma Arant says:

    Dr. Wilma Arant, Swartz, LA

    “The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.” Proverbs 10:16 NLT

  16. 2266
    Liza Kirschner says:

    Liza Kirschner Monmouth Junction NJ

    “March on, my soul, be strong!” (Judges 5:21b NIV)

  17. 2267
    Liza Kirschner says:

    Liza Kirschner Monmouth Junction NJ

    “March on, my soul, be strong!” (Judges 5:21b NIV)

  18. 2268
    Esther says:

    Esther. Jonesborough TN. ESV Romans 15:4. For whatever was written in the former days was written for our instruction, that through entrance and through the encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

  19. 2269
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” John 10:11 NIV

  20. 2270
    Lisa Jones says:

    Lisa Jones, St. Louis,Mo.

    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

  21. 2271
    Judith Avery says:

    Judith, Scott, Louisiana

    “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will never cast out.” John 6:37 ESV

  22. 2272
    Christi Hudson says:

    Christi Hudson, Newnan,GA
    Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18 (ESV)

  23. 2273
    Anna Lange says:

    Anna Lange, Mobile, AL
    Ephesians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”

  24. 2274
    Kimberley says:

    Kimberley, North Carolina. “Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭31:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  25. 2275
    Sherry says:

    Sherry from Independence, OR
    “Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.”
    (Philippians 4:5, NKJV)

  26. 2276
    Sherri says:

    Can’t remember if I posted my August 1 verse

    Sherri, Indian Trail, NC

    But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

  27. 2277
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, Idaho
    …walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
    Ephesians 5:2 NIV

  28. 2278
    SHERRY HAYES says:

    Sherry – Raleigh, NC

    1.I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
    2. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

    Psalms 62: 1-2 NLT

  29. 2279
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso, IL. Jeremiah 32:39 (NKJV) Then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.

  30. 2280
    Peggy Hayes says:

    Barstow, CA

    Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

    2 Peter 1:2 NIV

  31. 2281
    Norma Jean says:

    Norma Jean, Medford, OR

    “Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?” Acts 15:10 NIV

  32. 2282
    Lori McGahey says:

    Lori McGahey, Nashville, TN ” Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10 NKJV

  33. 2283

    Tonya, Searcy, AR

    I am late with entry. My Daddy gained his victory on Friday and today is mine and my mom’s birthday….

    “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.”
    Psalm 56:8 NLT

    I am blessed by knowing where my Dad now lives and is whole; but the loss is still very painful. And I am so grateful to know my Heavenly Dad doesn’t miss that truth too.

    • 2283.1
      Gail Kania says:

      Sweetest Tonya,
      Your entry caught my eye, and I had to read it a couple of times to understand what you were saying. I love how you put it “gained his victory” and the verse you’ve chosen is perfect and lovely and so comforting. I am so sorry for your loss here on earth; I think of my Mom every single day and miss her counsel, but we have a great God who loves us through each moment. I will be praying for you.
      Your sister in Christ, Gail

  34. 2284
    Judy Dreeszen says:

    Judy Dreeszen, Kansas, “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63 NLT

  35. 2285
    Janette Chalmers says:

    Estes Park, CO

    August 1, 2015 Philippians 4:6-7 Phillips translation

    Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus.

  36. 2286
    Gwen Waxhaw NC says:

    The one who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
    The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
    1John 2:9-10

  37. 2287
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch Pflugerville, TX

    Jer. 9:23 (NASB)
    Thus says the LORD, “let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches

  38. 2288
    Crystal says:

    Crystal and Reese, Canton MI
    Phil 2:4 NIV
    not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

  39. 2289
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Alberta, Canada

    “This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength, or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord.”

    Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV

  40. 2290
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God. Titus 2:12 NLT

  41. 2291
    Lydia Thrift says:

    Lydia Thrift, Gadsden, AL
    “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 (Continuing to memorize in Ephesians)

  42. 2292
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always continue in the fear of the Lord. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:17-18

  43. 2293
    Melissa Briggs says:

    Melissa, Brandon, Mississippi – Exodus 14:14New International Version (NIV). 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” …

  44. 2294
    Kara lerssen says:

    August 1, 2015
    Ida Grove, IA
    Luke 5: 31-32. NIV
    Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

  45. 2295
    Iris Stinson says:

    Hi everyone, I have been on vacation and away from computer so just getting around to posting my verse for August 1 so here it is:

    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
    James 1:19 NIV
    Iris Stinson, Carlisle PA

  46. 2296
    Rachel Grantham says:

    “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭130:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  47. 2297
    Kathleen Noisette says:

    Kathleen , Ottawa Ontario, Canada

    Psalm 37:4

    Delight yourself in The Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. NIV

  48. 2298
    Cheryl Moore says:

    cheryl Plano – “Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭118:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  49. 2299
    Margaret Cate says:

    Margaret Cate, Vienna VA
    “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 NIV (I can’t remember if I posted my Aug 1 verse already! :-))

  50. 2300
    Tina says:

    Tina, Cincinnati, OH – Romans 8:3 – For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. KJV

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