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. 201
    Jenny Schultz says:

    Jenny, Valrico, FL
    “No, this is the kind of fasting I want: free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people.” Isaiah 58:6 (NLT)

  2. 202
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
    Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
    It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
    Proverbs 3:5-8 (ESV)

  3. 203
    Michele says:

    Michele – Lawrenceville, GA
    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
    Galatians 6:9 NKJV

  4. 204
    Rebecca Shepherd says:

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways” declares the Lord.
    Isaiah 55:8 NASB

  5. 205
    Michelle Vasquez says:

    Michelle V, Hewitt, TX

    So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.

    1 Peter 1:13 NLT

  6. 206
    Janet says:

    Janet from Richmond, Tx Jesus answered “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:4 NIV

  7. 207
    Dulcena Fuson says:

    Dulcena from Pineville, Ky, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  8. 208
    Hallie Klecker says:

    Hallie Klecker from Middleton, WI: “They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.'” Lamentations 3:23-24 ESV

  9. 209
    Kristi Schnipke says:

    Kristi, Dayton Ohio
    “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.”
    1 Corinthians 4:3 ESV

  10. 210
    Heather says:

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

  11. 211
    Katrina Strowbridge says:

    Psalm 139:1
    Oh Lord, you have searched me and you know me,

  12. 212
    Amber says:

    Amber Ball, Nicholasville, KY – It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 NKJV

  13. 213
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio

    And we all with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

  14. 214
    BeckyB says:

    Becky Burns from Beaverton OR
    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, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
    Romans 8:3‭-‬4 NIV

  15. 215
    Martha says:

    Martha Basler’ Houston, Tx.
    Phil. 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all your understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

  16. 216
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen from Ramona, CA

    “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭8:31-32‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  17. 217
    Mimi Foster says:

    Mimi, Chickasaw, Al.

    in you I trust, O my God.
    Do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me

    Psalm 25:2 NIV 🙂

  18. 218
    Tammy Forbus says:

    Tammy from LaGrange, GA:

    “I am he, I am he who will sustain you; I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” (Isaiah 46:4)

  19. 219
    LPM-KMac says:

    Kimberly, Cypress, TX
    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? Matt 6:26 ESV

  20. 220
    Payton Weinzapfel says:

    Payton Weinzapfel from Rowlett, Texas: “If I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.” Jeremiah 20:9 ESV

  21. 221
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Walla Walla, “To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1 NLT

  22. 222
    Nancy Roach says:

    Nancy Casper, WY
    “And that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which exerts itself over believers]; and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into HIs likeness even] to His death [in the hope]…”
    Phil 3:10 b Amplified

  23. 223
    Suzanne Carlson says:

    Suzanne: Ridgefield, WA

    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Colossians 1:15

  24. 224
    Robin McCartney says:

    Robin McCartney, Rockwall, Texas
    May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
    Psalm 20:2 (NIV)

  25. 225
    Jean Kaiser says:

    Finally brothers 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

  26. 226
    Cindy Wheeless says:

    Cindy W, Perrysburg OH
    Galatians 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  27. 227
    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” Titus 2:2 NASB

  28. 228
    Brittany Nichols says:

    Brittany from Denver, Colorado
    Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God ! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God ’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.
    Proverbs 3:5‭-‬12 Message Translation

  29. 229
    Mia Lambert says:

    Mia Lambert from Fresno, California
    “Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…” Hebrews 1:3 NKJV

  30. 230
    Sandra Larrañaga Bowe says:

    Sandra Larrañaga Bowe San Jon NM
    Psalm 25:2 TNIV
    I trust in you;
    Do not let me be put to shame,
    Not let my enemies triumph over me.

  31. 231
    Robyn DePalma says:

    Kingwood, Texas Mathew 5:14 ESV
    You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

  32. 232
    Casey Corley says:

    Casey from Charlotte, NC

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NIV

  33. 233
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Jadyn, and Jordyn. Indianapolis, IN
    I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
    Psalm 25:2 NIV

  34. 234
    Ann Cremar says:

    ” O my God, I trust in you; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. ”
    Psalm 25: 2 NKJV

  35. 235
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Surprise Arizona

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.
    Habakkuk 3:19 MIV

  36. 236
    Gail Niles, Cary, North Carolina 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 1984

  37. 237
    Lark says:

    Lark, Greenville, SC
    Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
    Psalm 90:14, NLT

  38. 238
    Sarah Gittemeier says:

    Sarah from Kansas City: For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:3-4, NIV

  39. 239
    Nancy Minor says:

    Nancy Minor Columbia MO. You will keep in perfect peace those whose mind ar steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  40. 240
    Margie Dudley says:

    I commit! Margie Dudley from Moncks Corner, South Carolina: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. Romans 12:2 NLT

  41. 241
    Kathy Patterson says:

    Kathy Patterson San Jon NM
    For where two or three are gathered in my name, there
    Am I among them.
    Matt 18:20 ESV

  42. 242
    Melisa says:

    Melisa in Missoula, MT

    “Love what is sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
    Romans 12:9-10 (NIV)

  43. 243
    Carol Bruntlett says:

    Albuquerque NM

    Isaiah 41:10’NIV
    10- So do not fear , for I am with you do not be dismayed for I am your God I will strengthen you and help you I will uphold you with my righteous right hand .

  44. 244
    Lesa Hicks - Riverside, CA says:

    Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
    Colossians 3:2

  45. 245
    Laura says:

    Laura, Clay Center, Kansas
    Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God,
    that you believe in him who he has sent.” John 6:29 (ESV)

  46. 246
    Mollie Thomas says:

    Mollie Thomas, Fairhope, AL

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  47. 247
    Jan Morton says:

    Jan Morton
    Hawkinsville GA

    Psalm 59:17 [ESV]
    O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

  48. 248
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf – Troy, Michigan – “in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Pslam 25:2 (NIV)

  49. 249
    Amy Hawk says:

    Amy, Hood River, OR
    “You are the most excellent of men
    and your lips have been anointed with grace,
    since God has blessed you forever.” Psalm 45:2, NIV

  50. 250
    Annette says:

    Annette from Mason City, Iowa. Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evil doers; do not let me eat their delicacies. Psalm 141:3-4 (NIV)

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