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. 2351
    Kay Brown says:

    Cornelius, NC…… Isaiah 41:10a ( KJV) ” Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God “

  2. 2352
    Cindy St. James Mo says:

    He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in The Lord – Psalm 112:7 NIV

  3. 2353
    Jackie Brantley says:

    jackie Brantley
    Rockledge, FL

    “Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  4. 2354
    Jayn says:

    San Diego, Ca
    If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstacy but do not have love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

  5. 2355
    Kim De Sha says:

    Kim De Sha, Louisville, KY. He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” Luke 17:6, NIV

  6. 2356
    Sharon Gaudet says:

    Sharon Gaudet, Rochester,NH: “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.'” Job 28:28(NASB)

  7. 2357
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, Va

    When you fast do not look somber as the hypocrites do for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth they have received their reward in full. But when you fast put oil on your head and wash your face so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting but only to your father who is unseen and when your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matt 6:16-18 (Sorry very late, but I have a good excuse I was on a mission trip 🙂

  8. 2358
    Juley Metcalf says:

    Juley Metcalf, Spicewood, TX:

    Psalm 34:8 (NIV) “Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”

  9. 2359
    Jennifer R. says:

    Jennifer R. Houston, TX “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

  10. 2360
    Carissa Mulahn says:

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: ” Who should i send? Who will go for us?”

    Isaiah 6:8a

  11. 2361
    Lauren says:

    Lauren from Steinbach, Manitoba:

    “Whatever is: true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, worthy of praise…think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

  12. 2362
    Tamara Parks says:

    Tamara, Austin, TX

    Matthew 5:14. NIV

    You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

  13. 2363
    Beth Howard says:

    Beth Howard, Missoula, Montana
    Matthew 6:10-13 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.‘Give us this day our daily bread. ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’

  14. 2364
    Tori says:

    Proverbs 31:30 (ESV)
    Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

    Tori Mays
    Elmer, La

  15. 2365
    Beth Davis says:

    Beth D, Madison, MS
    The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm 23:1 NIV84

  16. 2366
    Connie Robbins says:

    Connie, London, England

    No one is like You Lord; You are great, and Your name is mighty in power.
    Jeremiah 10:6 (NIV)

  17. 2367
    Cindy b says:

    cindy b Alton NH Jeremiah 17:11 like a bird that hatches eggs she has not laid, so are those who get their wealth by unjust means. Sooner or later they will lose their riches and at the end of their lives will become poor old fools. ESV

  18. 2368
    Billie says:

    Billie, Cincinnati, OH

    Ezekiel 36:26

    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

  19. 2369
    Jodi Mc says:

    Jodi, Sweetwater, TN – Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.- Proverbs 31:30 NIV

  20. 2370
    Ann from Ramona, CA says:

    1st 2 verses are for July 31st:
    Daniel 2:20-22 (NIV)
    20. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
    Wisdom and power are his.
    21. He changes times and seasons,
    He sets up kings and deposes them.
    He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
    22. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him

  21. 2371
    Julie Wagner says:

    Julie Wagner, Nederland, TX

    “Better a patient person than a warrior; one with self control than one who takes a city. ”
    Proverbs 16:32

  22. 2372
    Lynda says:

    Lynda from Dallas.
    Ps. 91:1 NASB

  23. 2373
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha Middleton Lee’s Summit, MO

    For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, Ephesians 2:14 NKJ

  24. 2374
    Michelle Brownell says:

    Michelle Brownell, Sturgis MI

    For this God is our God for ever and ever;
    he will be our guide even to the end.

    Psalm 48:14 NIV

  25. 2375
    Jennifer S. says:

    Jennifer S., Harleysville, PA
    “In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant. ”

    Psalm 143:12 NIV

  26. 2376
    Sophia S. says:

    Sophia S. Harleysville, PA.

    “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.”

    James 1:5 NIV

  27. 2377
    Gabriella S. says:

    Gabriella S. Harleysville, PA

    “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”

    Psalm 139:23 NIV

  28. 2378

    For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

    Romans 14:8 ESV

  29. 2379
    Gail from Omaha says:

    15 Luke 6:31 NLT
    Do you others as you would like them to do to you.

  30. 2380
    Stacey Bult says:

    Stacey B., Fayetteville, GA
    “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God”
    – Colossians 1:10 (ESV)

  31. 2381
    Shellye Sparks says:

    “My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice! You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir!” Psalm 16:5-6 MSG

  32. 2382
    Kim Z says:

    Kim Fishers, IN “Not that we are competent in ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5

  33. 2383
    Carol M says:

    Carol M
    Canton, Mi

    Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

    James 2:22

  34. 2384
    Betty McPhail says:

    James 1:6. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (NKJ)

  35. 2385
    Heather says:

    Heather – Fort Worth, TX
    “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.”
    Psalm 1:1-2 ESV

  36. 2386
    Louise Denton says:

    Sacramento, CA
    My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to you-
    I, whom you have redeemed.
    Psalm 71:23 NIV

  37. 2387
    Kay Garrison says:

    Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

    James 1:15 Life Application NIV

  38. 2388
    Nikki Gack says:

    Nikki Gack, Park Rapids, MN

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

    Psalm 51:12 NIV

  39. 2389

    Ann, St. Louis (MO)

    2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV
    “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

  40. 2390
    Missy Lonergan says:


    Humble, Texas

    The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

    Ps. 34:18 KJV

  41. 2391
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Psalm 145:13b [NIV]

    The LORD is trust-worthy in all He promises; and IS faithful in all that He does.

  42. 2392
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna Diaz, Reston, Va.: “What would be an adequate thanksgiving to offer God for all the joy we experience before him because of you? We do what we can, praying away, night and day, asking for the bonus of seeing your faces again and doing what we can to help when your faith falters.” 1 Thessalonians 3.9-10 MSG

  43. 2393
    Liz says:

    Liz ftom Hilliard, Oh:

    “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
    Colossians 3:23, ESV

  44. 2394
    Sheri says:

    “Celebrate always, pray constantly, and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in.

    Thessalonians 5:16-18. NIV

  45. 2395
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa from Waycross, GA
    Donna from Albany, GA

    “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” Col. 1:17 (NASB)

  46. 2396
    Ellen Yopp says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA

    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. -Colossians 4:6 (NIV 1984)

  47. 2397
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet
    Bradford Ontario

    “Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  48. 2398

    Karen Collier from the Eastern Shore of Maryland

    “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 (NIV)

  49. 2399
    Melissa weseloh says:

    Melissa weseloh, St. Louis, MO
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
    Proverbs 31:25 (esv)

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    Kim Hernandez says:

    Kim Hernandez, Roswell,ga
    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another , God abides in us and His love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12ESV

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