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——–
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Here’s how…
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-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. 2451
    Claire Hanssen says:

    Claire Hanssen – Lexington, KY

    Deut. 6:2 – So that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. (NASB)

  2. 2452
    Cindy Nash says:

    2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 ESV

    “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.

    For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ . . .”

  3. 2453
    Kathy Fries says:

    Kathy Fries, Leander, TX –
    “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Col. 3:23 ESV

  4. 2454
    Lori Ledoux says:

    Beaumont, Texas

    you know when I sit and stand;
    you understand my thoughts from afar.

    Ps. 139:2 NAB

  5. 2455
    Jill Clark says:

    Jill Clark from Mount Pleasant, SC
    “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christʼs power may rest on me.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9 NIV

  6. 2456
    Diana J Vigil says:

    Diana from Pueblo, CO. “So I say walk by the
    Spirit and you will not gratify the
    desires of the flesh,” Galatians 5:16 NIV

  7. 2457
    Kendra Schwartz says:

    Kendra Schwartz Sturgis Michigan -Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),Eph 6:2

  8. 2458
    Mary Thomas says:

    Mary Thomas
    Lexington, KY

    Matthew 5:6 ESV
    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

  9. 2459
    Valerie Kyte says:

    Valerie Kyte, Sparks, Nevada
    Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

  10. 2460
    Stephanie Young says:

    Stephanie Young, The Woodlands, TX

    Luke 1:37 ESV

    For nothing will be impossible with God.

  11. 2461
    Sharice Latham says:

    Sharice from Shelby, NC
    “Look, I am about to do something new: even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 HCSB

  12. 2462
    tesa says:

    Tesa, Perry, GA

    3For though we live in the world we do not wage war as the world does.
    4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

    2 Cor. 10:3-4 NIV

  13. 2463
    Kerry says:

    Kerry from Houston, TX

    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

  14. 2464
    Lee Ann Stonehouse says:

    Lee Ann Stonehouse, Fairhope AL

    Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. John 8:47 NIV

  15. 2465
    Laurie Bass says:

    Laurie Bass from Waynesville, NC: “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NKJ

  16. 2466
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Ottawa, Canada “My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands, for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.” Proverbs 3:1-2 NKJV

  17. 2467
    Amy Pertee says:

    Amy Pertee, Smithville, Ohio
    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourself.
    Phillipians 2:3 ESV

  18. 2468
    Cecilia Norman says:

    “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  19. 2469
    Megan says:

    Megan from Sioux Falls, SD “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7 NIV

  20. 2470
    Karen says:

    Karen, Trenton, OH

    “For nothing will be impossible with God.””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:37‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  21. 2471
    Nancy Fries says:

    Nancy, Fairfield Township, OH
    “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 ESV

  22. 2472
    Sarah Barker says:

    Sarah Barker, Greensboro, NC

    Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
    Psalm 103:2 (NLT)

  23. 2473
    Christine says:

    Christine from Spring Hill, TN ~

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  24. 2474
    Julee Hammond says:

    For He himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. -Ephesians 2:14 NIV

  25. 2475
    Tracey Moyers says:

    Tracey Moyers from Loganville, GA
    “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7 ESV

  26. 2476
    Abby Morehouse says:

    Abby Morehouse from Blue Bell, PA: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8 NIV

  27. 2477
    Chelsea Moore says:

    Chelsea Moore, Cushing, TX
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    JEREMIAH 29:11 NLT

  28. 2478
    Stephanie Howrey says:

    Stephanie, Redmond, Or
    “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it a. Opportunity for great joy.”
    James 1:2 NLT

  29. 2479
    Connie Willis says:

    Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:13 HCSB

  30. 2480
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK. ”Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7, NIV

  31. 2481
    Tasha Jeffcoat says:

    Tasha from Edmond, OK
    For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT

  32. 2482
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Kalamazoo MI
    “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of G-d, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” 2 Timothy 1:6 (NIV84)

  33. 2483
    Sue says:

    Sue from Kingsport, Tennessee: “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NIV

  34. 2484
    Joanna says:

    Joanna Harris from Sanford, FL.
    “Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.” -Psalm 43:3 (NIV)

  35. 2485
    Emily Stokes says:

    Emily Stokes- Langhorne PA
    “Before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain.” Ecclesiastes 12:2 (ESV)

  36. 2486
    Sierra says:

    Sierra. Fort Thomas, KY.
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    Psalm 23:1 ESV.

  37. 2487
    Conne Kalweit says:

    Conne, Angel Fire, NM
    “For (as far as this world is concerned) you have died, and your (new real) life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 Amplified

  38. 2488
    Anna says:

    Anna Cumming, GA

    Ephesians 6:10-11
    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. NKJV

  39. 2489
    Tammy Jones says:

    Tammy from Gadsden, AL
    “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will to the faithful saints in Christ Jesus at Ephesus; Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.” Ephesians 1:1-3 HCSB

  40. 2490
    Chiffon Mitchell says:

    Chiffon from Spring, TX

    “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither thou be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 KJV

  41. 2491
    Terri says:

    Terri Pierce from West Point, MS: (The Promised Rest)
    “For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith. Hebrews 4:2

  42. 2492
    Barbi Mader says:

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is a stronghold of my life; whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 ESV

  43. 2493
    Diane Miller says:

    Diane Miller, Longmont, CO
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters. Psalm 23:2 NIV

  44. 2494
    LeAnn says:

    LeAnn; Spring, TX
    “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
    Isaiah 42:9 NIV

  45. 2495
    Julianne Frandsen says:

    Julianne from Kitchener, ON, Canada

    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

  46. 2496
    Kristi says:

    Kristi Brushton, NY
    The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
    Psalm 27:1 NASB

  47. 2497
    Rachel Wanzer says:

    Rachel Wanzer Owasso OK
    Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
    Psalms 119:133 NIV

  48. 2498
    Angela Mangum says:

    Angela Mangum Rogers, Arkansas
    Colossians 2:7 “rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

  49. 2499
    Natalie Plakosh, Pittsburgh PA says:

    “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:44-45 NIV

  50. 2500
    Heather Diaz says:

    Heather, San Diego, CA

    “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.”

    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

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