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. 2401
    Darlene Johnson says:

    “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift” 2nd Corinthians 9:15 NKJV

  2. 2402
    madeleine padilla says:

    Madeleine, Corrales nm Know that The Lord is God It is He who made us and we are His. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. HCSB Psalm100:3:4

  3. 2403
    Reesa Roberts, Wilmington NC says:

    2 Corinthians 4:16 (CEB)
    “So we aren’t depressed (not losing heart). But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed everyday.”

  4. 2404
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

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

  5. 2405
    Donna Lynn Hurd Smith says:

    Donna Lynn Hurd Smith, Athens, Georgia, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 RSV-2CE

  6. 2406
    Jacque says:

    Jacque from Wolcott: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong, vigorous and very courageous; be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 AMP

  7. 2407
    Jennifer Morehouse says:

    Jennifer Morehouse from Blue Bell, PA: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV

  8. 2408
    Sally Kitts says:

    Williamsville, NY

    Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

    Matthew 11:28-29a

  9. 2409
    Angela says:

    Madison, Virginia
    He who tends to a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.
    Proverbs 27:18

  10. 2410
    Vicki Blankenship says:

    Vicki Broken Arrow

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

    Psalm 19:14 ESV

  11. 2411
    Kaitlin Morehouse says:

    Kaitlin Morehouse from Blue Bell, PA: “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11 NIV

  12. 2412
    Bec says:

    Bec Hamilton from Gold Coast, Australia. ““Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James‬ ‭1:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  13. 2413
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Bossier City, LA
    The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
    Psalm 14:2 NKJV

  14. 2414
    Sara Jane Campbell says:

    Sara Jane from Birmingham AL
    “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31 NLT

  15. 2415
    Rachelle Honohan says:

    Rachelle H. Cedar Park, TX, For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 NIV

  16. 2416
    Christine Lizardi says:

    Chris Lizardi in Scottsdale, AZ. “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:18 NIV

  17. 2417
    Carrie says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart ❤
    And lean not on your own understanding
    In all ways submit to him
    And he will make your paths straight

  18. 2418
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie O’Shields, Easley, SC

    My God, I trust in You. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me. Psalm 25:2 HCSB

  19. 2419
    Wendy says:

    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.
    2 Corinthians 12.9 ESV

  20. 2420
    Erin says:

    Erin Margletta, Dover, Ohio
    “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 NIV

  21. 2421
    Lori says:

    Lori, Bangor Maine

    Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

    Matthew 11:28-30 (Message)

  22. 2422
    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda Hunt, Toledo,OH

    Show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with you].
    Exodus 33:13 (AMP)

  23. 2423
    Jane says:

    Prov 3:5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; Lean not on your own understanding.

  24. 2424
    Lizzie says:

    Lizzie Roeser, Sacramento, CA

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

    Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)

  25. 2425
    Jennifer Davis says:

    Jennifer Davis, Lebanon, IN
    “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:29‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  26. 2426
    Heddie Page says:

    Heddie Page
    Wichita, Kansas
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    John 1:1 ESV

  27. 2427
    Katie says:

    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
    “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.”

  28. 2428
    Ali Smith says:

    Ali Smith, Phoenix, AZ:

    “I beseech you thereof, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Rom 12: 1-2 NKJV

  29. 2429
    Georgia, Richmond, Va says:

    ,” My flesh and my heart may fail, but the God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm73:26 NIV

  30. 2430
    Tina says:

    Tina Pilot Point, TX
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NIV

  31. 2431
    Karen Grimmett says:

    Karen, Seneca, Missouri “Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36 NIV

  32. 2432
    Vanessa Durfee says:

    Vanessa Durfee: Paducah, KY

    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders. 1 Th 4:11 NIV

  33. 2433
    Nellie Neufeld says:

    Nellie Neufeld
    Tillsonburg, ON Canada

    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

    Philippians 4:6. NLT

  34. 2434
    Pam says:

    “For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” Isaiah 53:2 NASB

  35. 2435
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Aubrey Tx: John 10:27 “my sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.”

  36. 2436
    Susan says:

    Susan from Blacksburg, Virginia

    “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

    Psalms 23:2. KJV

  37. 2437
    Kathryn Luedtke says:

    Kathryn Luedtke, Sherwood Park, AB

    I lift my eyes to the hills-
    where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the LORD,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

    Ps 121: 1,2 (NIV)

  38. 2438
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Paducah, KY
    “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11 NIV

  39. 2439
    Delinda says:

    Delinda Neville
    I have set the Lord continuously before me;
    Because He is at my hand, I will not be shaken
    Psalm 16:8

  40. 2440
    Susan says:

    Susan J., Corrales, NM

    So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
    Hebrews 13:6 ESV

  41. 2441
    Brooke Miller says:

    Brooke Miller, Pelham AL, Romans 12:1 ESV

    1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship.

    Romans 12:1 ESV

  42. 2442
    Carley Codner says:

    Carley Codner, Ellaville, GA

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 ESV

  43. 2443
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry McCurrie; Russellville, AR

    For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 NASB

  44. 2444
    Charlene says:

    Charlene Sarver, Cookeville, TN

    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

  45. 2445
    Constance Windhorst says:

    Connie Windhorst, Lebanon, Indiana, He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8, NKJV

  46. 2446
    Amanda King says:

    Amanda King from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania

    “for He Who is mighty has done great things for me, holy is His name.” Luke 1:49 ESV

  47. 2447
    Jennifer Jones says:

    Jennifer Jones, Huntington Beach, CA

    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 the others.
    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

  48. 2448
    Tiffany D says:

    Tiffany D. in Oklahoma City, OK: “…and become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted, compassionate, understanding, loving – hearted, forgiving one another readily and freely, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (AMP)

  49. 2449
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Ellaville, GA – “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepth it in till afterwards.” Prov. 29:11 KJV
    “A [self-confident] fool utters all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and stills it.” Prov. 29:11 Amplified Bible

  50. 2450
    Robin Crabtree says:

    Robin C-Circleville, Ohio “I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:10-11 NIV

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