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. 51
    Melody says:

    Melody from Borden, Indiana: “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 NIV

  2. 52
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Strawn – Buda, Texas

    My soul makes its boast in the Lord;    let the humble hear and be glad. Psalm 34:2 (ESV)

  3. 53
    Susie says:

    Susie, Northville, MI
    The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 NIV

  4. 54
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen, Houston, Tx: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” Philippians 2: 3-4 (NIV)

  5. 55
    Kimmee Auxier says:

    Kimmee- Aurora, Oregon
    “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it is yours.”
    Mark 11:24 ESV

  6. 56
    Carolyn Guittar says:

    Carolyn from Pleasant Hill, Ohio
    See, the LORD God comes with strength, and His power establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His gifts accompany Him.” (HCSB)

  7. 57

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–
    “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.”
    1985 NIV

  8. 58
    Brenda K says:

    Brenda from St. Peters, Missouri:

    When evildoers assail me
    to eat up my flesh,
    my adversaries and foes,
    it is they who stumble and fall.

    Psalm 27:2

  9. 59
    Christina Lawless says:

    Christina- Flower Mound, TX- “I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are discouraged take heart. Psalm 34:2 NLT

  10. 60
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Meredith B.
    Collierville Tn

    “So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.” Matthew 28:8 New Revised Life Application Bible

  11. 61
    Cynd Kirschner says:

    Cyndi and Kirsten, Telford, Pennsylvania
    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Phillipians 4:6 NIV

  12. 62
    Julia Wood says:

    Julia Wood from Fayetteville, AR: “he says: ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.'” Isaiah 49:6 ESV

  13. 63
    Carys Stogdill says:

    Carys, Brandon FL

    “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:7-8‬ ‭NIV‬

  14. 64
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews from Bellaire, Texas
    They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house, and you give them a drink from the river of your pleasures. Psalm 36:8 NKJV

  15. 65
    Rebecca Shingledecker says:

    Rebecca Shingledecker, Fort Worth, Texas
    Psalm 25:2
    O my God, in You I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

  16. 66
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Thomas from Cumming, GA: “You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words.” Psalm 119:57 NIV

  17. 67
    Cathy Porter says:

    Cathy, Hot Springs, AR
    “this, then is how you should pray; Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,” NIV

  18. 68
    Beth says:

    Beth, Toronto: “O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 (NKJV)

  19. 69
    Vicki DeBrot says:

    Vicki from Harrisonville, MO: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 NIV

  20. 70
    Naomi Stephens says:

    Naomi Stephens from Calhoun City, MS
    “You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.” Psalm 139:2 NLT

  21. 71
    Brittany says:

    Brittany from Port Orange, FL: It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. -Isaiah 55:11 NLT

  22. 72
    Ellie Gosnell says:

    Ellie Gosnell from Lady Lake, Florida: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10, NIV

  23. 73
    Sharon Radigan says:

    Hebrews 10:17,18 NIV

    Then He adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.

  24. 74
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY, “And again in this passage he said, ‘They shall not enter my rest.'” Hebrews 4:5 ESV

  25. 75
    Angie Wilt says:

    Angie Wilt from Kansas City, Missouri: I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. Proverbs 4:2 NIV84

  26. 76
    Iris Lipsky says:

    Iris Lipsky from Jacksonville, Florida

    “You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.” Psalm 139: 2 NKJV

  27. 77
    Janice Pitchford says:

    Janice from Abbeville,AL

    “You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.”

    Psalm 139:2. NKJV

  28. 78
    Loretta says:

    Loretta, Murrayville, GA:

    Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:7 New Living Translation (NLT)

  29. 79
    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca. Eagle Point OR.
    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Galatians 5:14

  30. 80
    Vonnie Baker says:

    “I Commit” Vonnie, Marble Hill MO

    Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proberbs 31:31 KJV

  31. 81
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi
    “For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.” Phillipians 1:10 NLT

  32. 82
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Lehigh Acres, Florida: “I am writing to God’s church in Corinth, to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NLT

  33. 83
    Joni says:

    Joni from Knoxville, TN
    Ephesians 3:2 NLT
    “assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending His grace to you Gentiles.”

  34. 84
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer
    Medina, TN

    “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

  35. 85
    Janice Holmes says:

    SSMT verse 2, 1/15/2017. Jan from Gulf Breeze, FL. “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galations 3:26-28. NIV

  36. 86
    Arlene says:

    Arlene from Anderson SC …… Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 ( NIV)

  37. 87
    Gina says:

    Gina, Naperville, IL
    Oh, Lord God ! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!
    Jeremiah 32:17 HCSB

  38. 88
    Julia P. says:

    Julia Posel, Munich, Germany. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly [because your motives are all wrong], to spend it on your passions [—you want only what will give you pleasure]. You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit He has placed within us should be faithful to him. And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. [Submit yourselves to God]. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”‬‬ (James‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭ESV [NLT]‬‬, James 4:4-8‬ ‭NLT [ESV])

  39. 89
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah, Kansas City, MO
    Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

  40. 90
    REBECCA says:

    Rebecca Billings Mt
    But now you mustered yourselves of all such things as these:
    Anger, rage,malice, slander and filthy language from your lips.
    Colossians 3:7 NIV

  41. 91
    Yvonne says:

    Yvonne from Coarsegold, CA: Psalm 121:3 NIV He will not let your foot slip- he who watches over you will not slumber.

  42. 92
    Angela Evon says:

    I am committed! Angela Evon, Windsor Mill, MD

    For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 – KJV

  43. 93
    Alison says:

    Norman, Ok

    For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 12:3 ESV

  44. 94

    Paula Rutherford from Decatur, Tx–
    “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.”
    Psalm 63:2 1985 NIV

  45. 95
    Lori says:

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

    “so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:4-5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  46. 96
    Betty Mullaney says:

    Betty, Brown City, Michigan. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. But be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – Hos good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  47. 97
    Donna Babbitt says:

    Donna Babbitt from Gales Ferry,Ct ” And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
    Matthew 28:20 NIV

  48. 98
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, N. Ireland. “When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.” Ps 27:2 (NIV)

  49. 99
    Kim Hower says:

    Kim, Gaithersburg MD

    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans‬ ‭10:9-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

  50. 100
    Nichole says:

    Springfield, MO
    In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
    Psalm 127:2 NIV

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