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. 2801
    Annie says:

    Annie from Louisville, Kentucky: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” Eph 3:20 ESV

  2. 2802
    Tiffani Williamson says:

    Tiffani Williamson Des Moines, Iowa

    “I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for He is right beside me.” Acts 2:25 NLT

  3. 2803
    Kari Carter says:

    Kari Carter, Chesapeake, VA 1/17/17

    Hebrews 12:14 NIV

    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

  4. 2804
    Pam Barrett says:

    I Commit! Pam Barrett from Newellton, La. “Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:18 ESV

  5. 2805
    Terrie Taylor says:

    Terrie Taylor, Pensacola, Florida
    “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

  6. 2806
    Alyson Walker says:

    Alyson Walker, Little Rock, AR
    “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” Isaiah 58.7 ESV

  7. 2807
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Bellingham, WA – “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Gal. 4:4-5 ESV

  8. 2808
    Sandra Mauldin says:

    Sandra, Rock Hill, SC

    Psalm 16:5 NIV
    Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.

  9. 2809
    Melinda says:

    Melinda from Wisconsin: “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 NIV

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    Haleigh Clevenger says:

    Haleigh Clevenger from Midland, Texas

    Romans 8:6

    The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

  11. 2811
    Julie says:

    Julie from Lake St. Louis, Missouri

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

  12. 2812
    Valarie Arington says:

    Valarie, Cincinnati, OH “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

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    Marcelene says:

    Marcelene Silver, Tucson, AZ “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the promise of life in Christ Jesus: To Timothy, my dearly beloved son. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” 2 Timothy 1:1-2 HCSB

  14. 2814
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Lubbock,TX
    Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)
    Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

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    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Jenna Berthoud, Riverton Utah Ephesians 4:29 ESV

    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

  16. 2816
    Delanie Trusty says:

    Delanie Trusty, Hillsboro, MO “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin” Romans 3:20 NIV

  17. 2817
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Fayetteville AR NIV

    Jude verse 2
    “Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”

  18. 2818
    Melanie D Shannon says:

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIV

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    Karin Peters says:

    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29, NIV
    Karin from College Station, Tx

  20. 2820
    Maria says:

    Maria – Macomb, MI

    Proverbs 13:12 The Message (MSG)

    12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,
    but a sudden good break can turn life around.

  21. 2821
    Melanie says:

    Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Phillipians 4:8 NIV

  22. 2822
    Lori Collins says:

    Lori Collins from Columbus, GA
    Psalm 25:2 ESV
    O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

  23. 2823
    Amy says:

    Amy, Richmond VA.

    “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.”

    Isaiah 55:10 (NLT)

  24. 2824
    Debbie Peters says:

    Debbie P – Bassett, Virginia
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord Your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  25. 2825
    Priscilla says:

    “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

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    Jennie Wright says:

    Jennie Wright, Copperas Cove, TX, “Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 ESV

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    Rosi says:

    Rosi Lovell from Dunmor, KY:

    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 WEB

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    Lavonda says:

    Lavonda, New Braunfels, TX. “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight…” Phil 1:9 NIV

  29. 2829
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Dayton, Ohio: “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”
    Psalm 100:2 (NIV)

  30. 2830
    Sophie says:

    Sophie from Arvada, CO (New International Version)
    Psalm 51:10
    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

  31. 2831
    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody B. in Huntsville AL NIV
    Psalm 37:4
    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

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    Wendy Oswald says:

    Wendy, Erie CO: “For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12b NKJV

  33. 2833
    Jennifer says:

    “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” II Corinthians 4:6 NIV

  34. 2834
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Sponseller
    Columbus, OH
    1 John 3:2 ESV Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

  35. 2835
    Shelly says:

    Shelly from Asheville, NC: “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God promises to those who love Him.” James1:12 NLT

  36. 2836
    Sara says:

    Sara from Nashville, TN:
    “He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the power of a man. The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.”
    Psalm 147: 10, 11 (HCSB)

  37. 2837
    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley, Appomattox, VA “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17 (NIV)

  38. 2838
    Mindy Morgan says:

    Mindy Morgan, Selmer, TN
    Mindy says: “If you remain in me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you.” John 15:7 NIV

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    Yvonne Wheeler says:

    Yvonne Wheeler from Santee, California: “The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.” Psalm 25:14 HCSB

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    Michelle Vardeman says:

    Michelle Vardeman, Russellville AR

    Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. Psalm 19:2 NIV

  41. 2841
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Kaminsky from Telford, PA: “So Jesus answered and said, ‘were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?'” Luke 17:17

  42. 2842
    Darcy Berard says:

    Psalm 121: 1 NCV

    I look up to the hills; so where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    The Lord is my h lp and strength. He is with me always. Hi everybody.number 2 a favorite.

  43. 2843
    Stacey Vicenti says:

    Stacey Vicenti from Albuquerque, NM

    “For the word of God will never fail.” Luke 1:37 NLT

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    Janette says:

    Estes Park, CO

    James 4:1-2 NIV

    What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but you don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

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    Lois says:

    Lois from New York – “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Is. 61:10 NKJV

  46. 2846
    liz hinze says:

    Colossians 3:12-15New Living Translation (NLT)

    12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
    liz gladstone or

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    Laura K in SD says:

    Laura K, Spearfish, SD.
    “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 ESV

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    Micah Dickerson says:

    Micah, Whitmire, SC
    Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
    Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
    Psalm 4:4-5 NKJV

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    Maria Dickerson says:

    maria, Whitmire, SC
    Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
    Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
    Psalm 4:4-5 NKJV

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    Meredith says:

    Meredith from Murfreesboro, 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

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