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. 2351
    DANICE Mariney says:

    Isaiah 41:13
    For I the Lord your God will hold you by your right hand.
    It is I who say to you Fear not, I am the one who helps you

  2. 2352
    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, “You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived,” Colossians 3:7, NIV

  3. 2353
    SKay Fires says:

    SKay Fires, Possum Kingdo Lake, Tx
    Proverbs 3:6 NIV
    in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

  4. 2354
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer Tricarico, Fairfax, VA,
    I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2 ESV

  5. 2355
    Teri Reynolds says:

    Teri from Houston
    Psalm 5:3 (NIV)
    Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
    morning by morning I lay my requests before
    you and wait in expectation.

  6. 2356
    Tanna Newberg says:

    Tanna from Edmond, OK (or currently- Leicester, UK)

    “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 NIV

  7. 2357
    Tracy says:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

  8. 2358
    Margie says:

    Margie White Salmon, WA “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20 (NIV)

  9. 2359
    Kelly says:

    Kelly. Milton, FL

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

  10. 2360
    Syneva Mullins says:

    Syneva, Topeka, KS

    Psalm 139:2
    You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. ESV

  11. 2361
    Shannon says:

    Shannon from Shelby, MT
    “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
    Psalm 63:1 ESV

  12. 2362
    Julia Rhoads says:

    Palm Harbor, FL

    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair;
    persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
    2 Cor 4:8-10 (NIV)

  13. 2363
    Anjanette says:

    The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

  14. 2364
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Clyde, TX
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  15. 2365
    Jackie Brantley says:

    Jackie Brantley
    Rockledge, Fl 32955
    “but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  16. 2366
    Holly Hawes says:

    Holly from salem, oregon.
    Psalm 27:4esv
    One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek after:that i may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and inquire at his temple.

  17. 2367
    Deb says:

    Deb in Windsor, CT:

    “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:11-12, NIV

  18. 2368
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Pensacola, Florida: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NLT

  19. 2369
    Miriam from Toronto,Canada says:

    “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
    as to the Lord,and not unto men.” Col 3:23 KJV

  20. 2370
    Andrea S says:

    Andrea S. Round Rock, TX; Love never gives up, love cares more for others than for self. Love doesnt want what it doesnt have. Love doesn’t strut, doesnt have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others. 1 Corinthians 13:5 The Message

  21. 2371
    Miriam from Toronto, Canada says:

    “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men;” Col 3:23 KJV

  22. 2372
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sturgis, MI

    But when I am afraid,
    I will put my trust in you.
    I praise God for what he has promised.
    I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
    What can mere mortals do to me?

    Psalm 56:3-4

  23. 2373
    Elizabeth Rains says:

    Elizabeth Rains, Killeen TX

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, … -James 1:2 (NIV)

  24. 2374
    Sarah Webster says:

    Sarah, Wilkesboro, NC

    Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.
    Hebrews 6:10,11 (HCSB)

  25. 2375
    Rachel Kocher says:

    Rachel from Charlotte, NC:
    “O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.”
    Psalm 25:2 (ESV)

  26. 2376
    Shannon Davidson says:

    Shannon Davidson, San Juan Capistrano, CA “Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] super abundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is all work within us.” Ep. 3:20 AMP

  27. 2377
    Tabitha Bird says:

    Tabitha, Brisbane, Australia.
    “Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 AMP

  28. 2378
    Terri Mulvin says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, VA

    Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth!
    Psalm 100:1 (NIV)

  29. 2379

    Traci McNally from Evansdale, IA

    For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,

    Romans 8:3 NIV

  30. 2380
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    ” ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.’ ” Isaiah 43:2a(NIV’84)

  31. 2381
    Tracy says:

    Tracy Whitesburg, TN
    Restore to me the joy of your Salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
    Psalm 51:12 (NIV)

  32. 2382
    Susan says:

    Susan, Maynard, MA

    Psalm 36:7 – NIV
    How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

  33. 2383
    Breanna Dennis says:

    Breanna, Pittsburgh PA
    Psalms 139:1-2 ESV
    “I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”

  34. 2384
    Susan Hartsfield says:

    Susan from Austin TX
    Lam. 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 your faithfulness.”

  35. 2385
    Kathy Brand says:

    Kathy Brand, Gahanna, OH
    Romans 15:13 (ESV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

  36. 2386
    Kim M. says:

    “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ-that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Colossians 3:2 MSG

  37. 2387
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Goose Creek, SC
    I am the vine you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NKJV

  38. 2388
    Trish Coffman says:

    Trish from Kenai, Alaska: “I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever.” Ps. 145:2 NLT

  39. 2389
    Kim M. says:

    Kim M., Dallastown, PA

  40. 2390
    Gwen Hornsey says:

    Gwen Hornsey, Coweta, OK
    “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  41. 2391
    Zaleigh Hornsey says:

    Zaleigh Hornsey, Coweta, OK
    “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  42. 2392
    Amber Moon says:

    Amber Moon, Lincolnton, NC – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8, ESV

  43. 2393
    Kim M. says:

    Kim M, Dallastown, PA:
    “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ-that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Colossians 3:2 MSG

  44. 2394
    Katie Melton says:

    Katie Melton from Loganville, GA
    “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 ESV

  45. 2395
    Aleigha Hornsey says:

    Aleigha Hornsey, Coweta, OK
    “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  46. 2396
    Kim Davis says:

    Kim D. (Piney Flats, TN) “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 (NIV)

  47. 2397
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Lees Summit Mo.
    “I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. …My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You.” Job 42:2,5 NIV

  48. 2398
    Andrea Helton says:

    Andrea, Cartersville, GA

    “For I am the LORD your God who stirs up the sea causing its waves to roar. My name is the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 51:15 NLT

  49. 2399
    Kathy H, Reno NV says:

    I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 ESV

  50. 2400
    Amy says:

    Baltimore, MD “Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others.” Colossians 3:23 The New American

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