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. 3051
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    LuAnn, Winfield, IA
    Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 1 John 4:18 NLT

  2. 3052
    Melandie Matthews says:

    Melandie, Raleigh, NC
    He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress. I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:2 NIV

  3. 3053
    Marissa says:

    Marissa in Kirkland, WA

    Psalm 119:121-128 NET

    21 I do what is fair and right. Do not abandon me to my oppressors!
    122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant! Do not let the arrogant oppress me!
    123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance, for your reliable promise to be fulfilled.
    124 Show your servant your loyal love! Teach me your statutes!
    125 I am your servant. Give me insight, so that I can understand your rules.
    126 It is time for the LORD to act – they break your law!
    127 For this reason I love your commands more than gold, even purest gold.
    128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. I hate all deceitful actions.

  4. 3054
    Keron Privon says:

    Keron, Boise, ID
    So also you have sorrow now,
    but I will see you again,
    and your hearts will rejoice,
    and no one will take your joy from you.
    John 16:22 ESV

  5. 3055
    Shayla collie says:

    Sonora, CA
    ” they are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.”
    Ephesians 4:18 NIV

  6. 3056
    Leila Elliott says:

    Leila Elliott from Temple, GA “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
    Habakkuk 1:5 NIV

  7. 3057
    Michelle says:

    Michelle-Schertz, TX

    “For I know the thoughts I think toward you declares the Lord. Thoughts not to harm you but to give you a hope and a future. ”
    Jeremiah 29:11

  8. 3058
    Donna Warner says:

    Donna from LaVernia Texas; I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. KJV

  9. 3059
    Tillie says:

    Tillie from Spring Branch, Texas:

    “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”

    Nahum 1:7 NIV

  10. 3060
    Sandy Harper says:

    Sandy Harper from Ringgold,GA

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    ” ‘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.’ “

  11. 3061
    Kayla Chadwell says:

    Kayla Chadwell from Corbin, Kentucky: “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;” Romans 4:20 KJV

  12. 3062
    Sarah Hall says:

    Sarah Hall from Bristol, VA.
    “…throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.” ~ Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT

  13. 3063
    Bridget Jones says:

    Jesus replied ” I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again . Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
    John 6:35

  14. 3064
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Billings, MT: For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

  15. 3065
    Beth says:

    Beth, Lebanon,IN My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so,would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? John 14:2 NIV

  16. 3066
    Julie says:

    Julie from Haltom City, Texas:

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Heb. 10:23, NIV

  17. 3067
    Rhondelle L says:

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Psalm 51:10 NIV

  18. 3068
    Jill Davidson says:

    Jill from Watertown, Wi

    “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  19. 3069
    Connie says:

    Connie from Mooresville, NC: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

  20. 3070
    Bonnie Mancuso says:

    Bonnie from Cypress, TX; “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate who will never leave you.” John 14: 15-16 (NLT)

  21. 3071

    Carole from Knoxville, Tennessee: Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 NIV

  22. 3072
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Russellville, AR

    He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. ESV

  23. 3073
    Heather says:

    Heather – MI
    3) You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 4) Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

    Isaiah 26:3-4 NKJV

  24. 3074
    Cheryl Nims says:

    Cheryl from Snellville, GA; “Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me” Psalm 31:2 (HCSB)

  25. 3075
    Katherine Rutherman says:


    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

    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.

  26. 3076
    Jacqueline says:

    Jacqueline M, Ephrata PA

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
    Philipians 4:13 NIV

  27. 3077
    Joy Stauffer says:

    Joy from Fort Mill, SC.

    “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.”
    “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”

    John 15:3-4 NASB.

  28. 3078
    Katrina Casey says:

    Katrina from Oklahoma
    “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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

  29. 3079
    Beverly says:

    Beverly from Bartlett, TN

    But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength . . . And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

    2 Tim 4:17 NIV

  30. 3080
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Tomball, TX “And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.” 2 Cor 9:8

  31. 3081
    Jenice says:

    Jenice from Valley Mills, TX ” I trust in you, do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 NIV

  32. 3082
    Carol says:

    Carol Virginia Beach, VA “also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier-and to the church that meets in your home:” Plilemon 2 NIV

  33. 3083
    Jamie Herbert says:

    Jamie from Delton, Mi “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

  34. 3084
    Lauri says:

    Lauri in North Carolina.

    Psalm 16:8 NIV

    ” I keep my eyes always on the Lord; with him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

  35. 3085
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.
    1 Peter 4:7 NLT

  36. 3086
    Becky, Indiana says:

    “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
    Psalm 56:3 NIV

  37. 3087
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Houston, TX: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

  38. 3088
    Lewis Diane says:

    Diane Lewis from Little Rock, AR: “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:17

  39. 3089
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “When doubts filled my mind, Your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” (Psalm 94:19 NLT)

  40. 3090
    Judy says:

    Judy from Beaumont, California

    My soul will make its boast in the Lord; the humble will hear it and rejoice

    Psalm 34:2 NASB

  41. 3091
    Belinda Shrader says:

    Belinda Shrader from Grundy, Virginia “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 NIV

  42. 3092
    Cheri says:

    Cheri from Beloit, WI: “But He was pierced for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him;
    and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 NIV

  43. 3093
    Norma says:

    Norma Holly,Michigan

    “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
    KJV John 14:2

  44. 3094
    Caroline says:

    Caroline from Spring, TX
    Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! 2 Cor 5:17 MSG

  45. 3095
    Valerie Mathura says:

    Valerie Mathura – Newnan, Georgia

    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

    making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

    Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV

  46. 3096
    Lisa Boise, Idaho says:

    Joshua 21:45
    Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the
    house of Israel. All came to pass
    Joshua 21:45

  47. 3097
    Marilyn McKinley says:

    Marilyn from Wheatland, WY

    ” In all that he did in the service of the Temple of God and in his efforts to follow God’s laws and commands, Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly.”

    2 Chronicles 31:21 NLT

  48. 3098
    Karen says:

    Karen, Elgin, TX
    You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar Psalm 139:2 NIV

  49. 3099
    Kathy kempa says:

    Kathy from Auburndale Florida “Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13 New Living Translation

  50. 3100
    Dawn R. says:

    Dawn from San Diego, CA

    It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Eph. 1:11 MSG

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