SSMT 2017: Verse 2!


Hey, Everybody! Let’s get some traction on this 2017 Scripture memory action! It’s time for Verse 2! This is the post where you’ll leave your comment with your Scripture entry.

Remember, you get to choose your own verse according to what you need most or what presently lands on your heart with the power of the Holy Spirit. I am committing to memorize the one-chapter, 25-verse Book of Philemon this SSMT year so at times my verse will seem a little random and be an incomplete sentence. Like today. Grin. That can be a challenge for an English teacher by trade.

I’ll always recommend another Scripture that I think makes a fabulous memory verse in case you are having trouble deciding on one. Remember that we strictly limit the comments to our SSMT verse-entries so the entire comment thread is a spectacular stack of little more than Scripture. It becomes such a help to many who are not even part of SSMT but searching for comfort for their aching souls or strength for their faith. Lots of people realize along the way that they can come to these posts and find powerful Scriptures. The majority of people don’t yet know how relevant the Bible can be or how to search the Scriptures for verses that speak to their needs. They don’t realize many of these verses even exist. Our enormous privilege is to put these verses on easy-access display for them and help bridge them over to open Bibles and, if they desire, to the incalculable gain of studying it in-depth.

So that’s enough from BM-Big Mouth. Here’s my entry and below it, you’ll find the verse I’m recommending this time around to those who are drawing a blank.

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: “and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house.” Philemon 2 ESV


Recommended verse if you need one:

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,” Philippians 1:9 ESV


I love you guys! Stay with it!

———Quick reminder from LPM——–
You can get SSMT updates with the LPM App notifications!

Here’s how…
-Download the app
-Once you’re in the app, go to the top left corner and tap the 3 horizontal lines, choose Settings, next choose Notifications, then turn on notifications for SSMT 2017. And your done!


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  1. 1
    Billie January says:

    Billie, Yucca Valley, CA
    “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.” James 1:1 (NIV)

  2. 2
    Amanda Gozur says:

    Amanda Gozur, Rio Rancho, NM
    “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Exodus 14:14 ESV

  3. 3
    Laura Stovall says:

    Laura Stovall from DeQuincy,La.
    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

  4. 4
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrilville, RI
    Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
    He was manifested in the flesh,
    Vindicated by the Spirit,
    Seen by angels,
    Proclaimed among the nations,
    Believed on in the world,
    Taken up in glory.
    1Timothy 3:16 ESV

  5. 5
    Liz says:

    Liz from Bronx, NY:
    “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

  6. 6
    Robin Laber says:

    Robin from Parrish, FL: “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” Psalm 31:19-20

  7. 7
    Arla says:

    Arla, Benton, AR

    “And now, just as you accepted CHRIST JESUS as your LORD, you must continue to follow HIM. Let your roots grow down into HIM, and let your lives be built on HIM. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  8. 8
    Christelle Vermeulen says:

    Christelle, Delafield, WI
    “There is no fear in love.
    But perfect love drives out fear,
    because fear has to do with punishment.
    The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
    1 John 4:18 NIV

  9. 9
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger, Wetumpka, AL
    So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
    Gal. 4:7 ESV

  10. 10
    Kimberlie Kaltenbach says:

    Kim, Kernersville, NC

    “So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.” Psalm 63:2 ESV

  11. 11
    Lynn, Cumming, GA says:

    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)

  12. 12
    Kathy Springer says:

    Kathy, Baton Rouge, LA

    “For I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God. And, I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.”
    Isaiah 41:13 NLT

  13. 13
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri Tripp from Winchester, VA:

    “A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs14:30 NIV

  14. 14
    Alyssa K Mochen says:

    Alyssa K Mochen
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    And to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
    2 Thessalonians 1:7 HCSB

  15. 15
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg, MS “Trust in Him at all times O people, pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” Ps 62:8 NIV

  16. 16
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ~ Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  17. 17
    Becky Jo says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield, MI

    “Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy;
    no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”
    Psalm 34:5 NLT

  18. 18
    Kyndra Hartzler says:

    Kyndra, Houston, TX
    Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” NIV

  19. 19
    Mona says:

    Mona Johnston, Iowa, LA, ESV Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

  20. 20
    Mary Swoope says:

    Mary, Madison, MS
    Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is thy faithfullness.”

  21. 21
    Dot Dunaway says:

    Dot Dunaway, Wilmer Al
    But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear ; 1 Peter 3:15. KJV

  22. 22
    Beth Boldt says:

    Beth Boldt from Raleigh, NC: “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 ESV

  23. 23
    Tanya Smith says:

    Romans 3:19 NISB

    Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law so that every mouth may be closed and the whole world may become accountable to God.

  24. 24
    Karlys says:

    La Place, LA
    Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 ESV

  25. 25
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Causey, Humboldt, TN

    Do you not know that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is inyou, and you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 16: 19-20 HCSB

  26. 26
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy – Albuquerque, NM
    His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
    2 Peter 1:3

  27. 27
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, Tx

    You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
    Psalm 139:2 NIV 1984

  28. 28
    Lisa Cooper says:

    Lisa Cooper, Fort Worth, TX:

    But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord, praising him to everyone. Psalm 109:30. TLB

  29. 29
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion from Grandview,TX

    “But the aim of our instruction is love
    that comes from a pure heart,
    a good conscience,
    and a sincere faith”
    ♡ 1 Timothy 1:5 NET

  30. 30
    Kim Auvenshine says:

    Kim Auvenshine, Fort Worth, TX
    “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  31. 31
    Julie says:

    Julie~Coppell, TX
    Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25:2 NIV

  32. 32
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Tennessee. “When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” Matthew‬ ‭28:17-20‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  33. 33
    Marie says:

    Marie from Post Falls, Idaho –

    “Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my supplication.” – Psalm 55:1 (NKJV)

  34. 34
    Carley says:

    Carley McCracken from Hereford, Texas: “Do nothing from conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this in mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:3-5 ESV

  35. 35
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna Garvin,Eldorado,Texas: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (7) and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7 (NKJV)

  36. 36
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Prosper, TX, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
    Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

  37. 37
    Devi says:

    Devi, Singapore

    It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by words that come out of your mouth. (Matthew 15:11, NLT)

  38. 38
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine, IN.
    “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭63:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 39

    Christy Vines, Midland TX
    “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  40. 40

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, Missouri. “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long!” -Psalm 25:5 (ESV)

  41. 41
    Colette says:

    Colette , Mesa, AZ

    “My son, give me your heart
    and let your eyes keep to my ways,”

    Proverbs 23:26 NIV

  42. 42
    Maria says:

    Maria, Waco TX
    So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
    2 Corinthians 5:9 ESV

  43. 43

    Annette, Richmond, TX

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

    Col 3:16 ESV

  44. 44
    Heidi Kay says:

    Heidi from San Antonio, TX
    “As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:143‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  45. 45
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Lehigh Acres,FL
    Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    John 8:31‭-‬32 NLT

  46. 46
    Melissa Brazier says:

    Joel 2:12
    Return to the Lord “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. ESV

  47. 47
    Kali LaPrade says:

    Kali LaPrade from Tyler, Texas: ” I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 3:14 (NIV)

    • 47.1
      Kimmee says:

      Hey girl-
      I was scrolling through verses and your Tyler Texas popped out at me! We are heading that way from Oregon tomorrow! Our son Elijah sees a cardiologist there. You live in a beautiful area!
      Blessings to you!!

  48. 48
    Andrea says:

    Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9 NLT)

  49. 49
    Kaylee Vida says:

    Kaylee Vida from Anderson, IN: “My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:2, NIV

  50. 50
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa, Lexington, Kentucky

    “yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”

    Matthew 11:26 ESV

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