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. 2751
    Cynda says:

    Cynda Cottrill, Valley Park MO

    This means that anyone (Cynda) who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

  2. 2752
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you..” 2 Timothy 1:6 ESV

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      Stacey says:

      Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you Ephesians 4:32 KJV

  3. 2753
    Santa Duran says:

    All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in HIM
    Colossians 2:3

  4. 2754
    Ellen Roth says:

    Ellen from Bad Axe Michigan
    2 Corinthians 3:18 NASB
    But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

  5. 2755
    Liz says:

    Liz from Austin, TX: “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, Acts 17:24 ESV

  6. 2756
    Jessica Rockwell says:

    Jessica Omaha

    O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.

    Psalm 25:2 NASB

  7. 2757
    Jodi says:

    from DFW
    Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
    or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
    but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
    That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
    and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.
    Psalm 1:1-3 NIV

  8. 2758
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, North Alabama,

    “to proclaim the year of the Lord ‘s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  9. 2759
    Lexi says:

    Lexi, Tulsa, OK

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16 NIV

  10. 2760
    Amy says:

    Amy Forret, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 NASB

  11. 2761
    Anjanette says:

    Anjie, Bloomington, Indiana

    “For you, O LORD, are the most high over all the earth . . .” Psalm 97:9a

  12. 2762
    Heidi Streed says:

    Heidi, Bloomington, MN

    “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” I Corinthians 6:19-20

  13. 2763
    Barbara Israel says:

    Eagle, Idaho
    “I love the Lord because He hears my voice
    and my prayer for mercy.
    Because He bends down to listen,
    I will pray as long as I have breath!”
    Psalm 116:1-2 NLT

  14. 2764
    Shari says:

    Shari, Lewisville Tx:

    But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

    1 John 2:5-6New International Version (NIV)

  15. 2765
    Abi says:

    Abi from Arvada, CO: “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” Romans 6:5 ESV

  16. 2766
    Niki says:

    Niki, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    “He personally carried away our sins in his own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by his wounds!” 1 Peter 2:24

  17. 2767
    Beverly Johnson says:

    Beverly Johnson, Munford, TN “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  18. 2768
    Linda Howard says:

    Linda Howard – Frankenmuth MI “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

  19. 2769
    Penny says:

    Penny from Loganville, GA

    Romans 12:2
    “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”


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    Lucinda Bomberger says:

    Lucinda Bomberger, Watsontown, PA
    Jeremiah 31:12, ESV

    They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord, over the grain, the wine and the oil, and over the young of the flock and herd; their life should be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.

  21. 2771
    Sissy says:

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

  22. 2772
    Kelly says:

    Kelly – Orlando, FL “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3, NLT

  23. 2773
    Debra Turner says:

    Debra Turner, Clio, Mi. “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3;2 NIV

  24. 2774
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Sacramento, CA

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

    Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

  25. 2775
    Kim says:

    Kim Beelendorf, Summerfield, NC, ” If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it should be done for you.” John 15:7 NKJV

  26. 2776
    Lonni Harper says:

    Lonni Harper, Cypress, TX: “…and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”
    Romans 3:24, NIV

  27. 2777
    Heather says:

    Heather from Morristown, TN: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 NASB

  28. 2778
    Robin Totillo says:

    RobinT, Sprin Hill, TN. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. Ps 139:2 HCSB

  29. 2779
    Shirley Huynh says:

    Shirley Huynh from San Diego, CA:
    “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
    Proverbs 14:1 NIV

  30. 2780
    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance, Shelby, NC. “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT

  31. 2781
    Ginny says:

    “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” Ephesians 1:3 (NLT)

  32. 2782
    Helen A Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry, Riverside CA

    “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2 NIV

  33. 2783
    Mary says:

    Mary, Orlando, FL

    With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
    Acts 4:33 NIV

  34. 2784
    Rachel Farley says:

    Rachel from Indianola, Iowa
    “Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love. But as for me, I will sacrifice to you with a song of thanksgiving. I will fulfill what I have vowed. Salvation is from the Lord ” Jonah 2:8&9

  35. 2785
    Jane Preas says:

    Jane Preas from Cooper, Texas: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

  36. 2786
    Jordin says:

    Jordin from Albuquerque, New Mexico: “But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24, NIV

  37. 2787
    Marion says:

    Marion, Royse City:

    I commit!

    Psalm 25:1 ESV

    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

  38. 2788
    Kylie Jones says:

    Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devilĘĽs schemes.
    Ephesians 6:11 NIV

  39. 2789
    pat says:

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

  40. 2790
    Terry says:

    Washington, IL
    I will praise you everyday; yes I will praise you forever.
    Psalm 145:2 NLT

  41. 2791
    Emily Griebel says:

    Emily Griebel from Madison, WI
    “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as your Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

  42. 2792
    Donna Keller says:

    Donna Keller, Krugerville, TX:

    “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My should shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.”

    Psalm 34:1-2 NJKV

  43. 2793
    Madison says:

    Madison Williamson, Des Moines, IA
    You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.
    Acts 2: 28 NLT

  44. 2794
    Deb says:

    Deb, Lancaster, PA
    You keep him (me) in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he (I) trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 esv

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    Sharon DeWitt says:

    Sharon DeWitt from Shreveport, LA
    “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 NIV

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    Kathy says:

    I commit! Kathy M from Tulsa, Ok. 1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, ESV

  47. 2797
    Janis Scherer says:

    Janis Scherer from Delavan, WI “My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

  48. 2798
    Jackie UK says:

    Jackie UK
    Psalm 46 NIV

    God is our refuge and strength
    An ever present help in trouble
    Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way
    And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

  49. 2799
    Simone says:

    Simone, Birmingham, AL. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

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