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. 2851
    Linda G Knowles says:

    Linda Knowles from Justin, Texas

    “But Jesus told him, ‘No! The Scriptures say People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God'”

    Matthew 4:4 NLT

  2. 2852
    Jennifer Mosher says:

    …Who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:14 old NIV
    Jennifer Mosher in Canfield, Ohio

  3. 2853
    Heather Kudla says:

    Heather Kudla from Mosinee, WI:
    “Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me.”
    Psalm 31:2

  4. 2854
    Lora says:

    Lora from Hiawatha, KS: 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

  5. 2855
    Becky Wilks says:

    Psalm 46:2 (NIV)
    “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,”

    Becky Wilks
    Columbia, Mississippi

  6. 2856
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Brantley, Columbia, SC “Because he loves me” says the Lord, ” I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14

  7. 2857
    Lisa says:

    Jan 17,2017 3:15 pm

    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

    Philippians 2:3

  8. 2858
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Debbie W., Prattville, AL

    Be made new in the attitude of your minds.

    Ephesians 4:23

  9. 2859
    meg. says:

    Meg from Loveland, Colorado

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

    Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV

  10. 2860
    Angie Shockney says:

    1 Corinthians 1:4 NIV I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
    Angie Shockney Lafayette IN

  11. 2861
    Becky says:

    Becky. Brownsburg IN. January 17 2017. James 1:2,3 NIV
    2. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

  12. 2862
    Amy says:

    Amy – Rapid City – SD

    This is Love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

    1 John 5:3-4 NIV

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      Tanya says:

      Tanya from Rapid City, S.D.: “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,” Philippians 1:9 ESV

  13. 2863
    Brooklyn Long says:

    Brooklyn L from Arvada, CO

    Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mothers womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.”

    Ecclesiastes 11:5 (NLT)

  14. 2864
    Tiffaney says:

    Tiffaney Wilson from Searcy AR

    For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work; at the works of Your hand I sing for joy.
    Psalm 92:4 ESV

  15. 2865
    Kristina Howard says:

    Kristina Howard from Harker Heights, Tx
    being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 NIV

  16. 2866
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from the woodlands, Texas

    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood….therefore take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything,to stand firm”

    Ephesians 6:12a-13. NIV

  17. 2867
    Soozi says:

    Soozi–Fishers, IN–Philippians 3:10 (The Voice)
    “I want to know Him inside and out. I want to experience the power of His resurrection and join in His suffering, shaped by His death”

  18. 2868
    Eposi says:

    For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

    Colossians 3:2 (ESV)

  19. 2869
    Eposi says:

    Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

    Colossians 3:2 (ESV)

    I mistakenly typed my next verse earlier which was vs 3 not 2!

  20. 2870
    Susan Martin Lesnik says:

    Proverbs 16:3 msg
    Put God in charge of your work; then what you have planned will take place.

  21. 2871
    Ashlyn Campbell says:

    Ashlyn Campbell from Charlottesville, VA.
    I commit!

    “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
    2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

  22. 2872
    Christine Howard says:

    Christine Howard – Denham Springs, LA

    He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:25 NIV

  23. 2873
    Alicia Gilbert says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

    The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
    He will take great delight in you;
    In his love he will no longer rebuke you, but rejoice over you with singing.

  24. 2874
    Lucille Goins says:

    Lucille Goins, New Bloomfield Mo.
    Proverbs 19:21 NKJV
    There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel that will stand.

  25. 2875
    hannah huneycutt says:

    Hannah Huneycutt Mt. Pleasant, NC

    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)

  26. 2876
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS
    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. NIV

  27. 2877
    Cheryl VanGunda says:

    Cheryl from Black Diamond, WA
    “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  28. 2878
    donna huneycutt says:

    Donna Huneycutt, Mt. Pleasant, NC
    For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:20 NASB

  29. 2879
    Diane E. says:

    Diane E., Charleston IL:
    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” Phil. 1:9 NIV

  30. 2880
    Janet says:

    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

  31. 2881
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori Anthony in Pine River, MN

    “Lead me in Your truth and teach Me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25:5 ESV

  32. 2882
    Candifer says:

    Candi, Vonnie, Tami, Sandy – Rapid City, SD & Chachoengsao, Thailand:

    Psalm 91:2, NLT
    This I declare about the LORD: he alone is my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

  33. 2883
    Deneen says:

    Deneen, Monroe, Louisiana

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    James 4:7 (KJV)

  34. 2884

    Lora from Indian Land, SC:

    “to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor (salvation), and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;” Isaiah 61:2 (ESV)

  35. 2885
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany Scott, Houston, TX
    “Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.”
    Psalm 116:7, ESV

  36. 2886
    Katelyn Self says:

    Katelyn Self, Crowley, TX: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

  37. 2887
    Karla K says:

    Karla, Broomfield, CO
    “You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.” Nehemiah 9:6 ESV

  38. 2888
    Clarice says:

    ” …. strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith …” Acts 14:22 ESV

  39. 2889
    Kristi says:

    Kristi from Bartlesville,OK: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV 1984

  40. 2890
    Mary Merrell says:

    Mary Merrell from Albuquerque:
    Let us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

  41. 2891
    Carrie says:

    Carrie from Boston, MA

    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 transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  42. 2892
    Michele says:

    I commit! Michele, Cumming GA
    “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  43. 2893
    Gina says:

    Gina, Johnstown, CO
    2 Corinthians 4:8
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. NIV

  44. 2894
    Shelly says:

    Shelly, Highlands Ranch, CO
    2 Corinthians 4:8
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. NIV

  45. 2895
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wichita, KS
    Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
    according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
    Psalm 51:1

  46. 2896
    Ginny says:

    Ginny from Kenosha, WI
    “I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:2 (ESV)

  47. 2897
    Regina Davis says:

    Regina, Henagar, Alabama:
    “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
    James 1:26-27 NKJV

  48. 2898
    Tara Cotsonas says:

    The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
    What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6, ESV

  49. 2899
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Candler, NC
    To You O LORD I lift up my soul. Psalm 25:1 ESV

  50. 2900
    Janet williams says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-7

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