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. 3201
    Leigh Ann Wilder says:

    Leigh Ann Wilder from Eudora, KS “For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

  2. 3202
    Connie Blaut says:

    Connie Blaut from Amarillo, Texas
    “Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the powers that works in us-” Ephesians 3:20

  3. 3203
    Wendy says:

    Wendy from Richmond, Virginia: “Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true joy and contentment. Psalm 16:11 (VOICE)

  4. 3204
    Michele says:

    Michele from Pearland

    I got sick on 01/12 and the theme that keeps coming up from friends and family is REST!

    “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 HCSB

  5. 3205
    Connie Gochenaur says:

    Connie from Shipshewana

    But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desire for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:19 NASB

  6. 3206
    Candace says:

    “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    His mercies never come to an end;
    They are new every morning;
    Great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3: 22-23 ESV

  7. 3207
    Tammy smith says:

    Tammy from Grayson la.
    Isiah 55:8 NIV
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts , neither are your ways my way .

  8. 3208
    Gwen Waxhaw NC says:

    Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you; For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
    Isaiah 30:18 NASB

  9. 3209
    Katrinna says:

    Katrinna, Bossier City, LA, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (NIV)

  10. 3210
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
    Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
    Psalm 51:10-12 ESV

  11. 3211
    Megan says:

    Megan from Lafayette LA

    “and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:”
    ‭‭Philemon‬ ‭1:2 ESV

  12. 3212
    Grace Galster says:

    Grace Galster from LaGrange, GA
    “When I am afraid I will trust in you” Psalm 56:3 NIV

  13. 3213
    felicia says:

    I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8, ESV

  14. 3214
    Sandy Olson says:

    Sandy from Maud, TX Psalm 147:2 (NIV) “The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.”

  15. 3215

    Sarah LeJeune, Cypress, CA

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Prov. 4:23 NIV

  16. 3216
    Joyce Kortze says:

    Joyce from Rockford, IL

    “The bolts of my gates will be iron and bronze, and my strength will equal my days.” Deuteronomy 33:25 NIV

  17. 3217
    Karen L says:

    Karen L. from Cookeville Tn. John 14:27 KJV
    My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  18. 3218
    Kaitlyn Ballard says:

    Kaitlyn from Houston, TX

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 ESV

  19. 3219
    Kathy Streby says:

    Kathy Streby from New Caney Texas: “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26 NLT

  20. 3220
    Coralea Reynolds says:

    Coralea Reynolds from Louisville, KY
    “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:15-16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  21. 3221
    Carmela Bendetta says:

    Carmela Bendetta from Canton, Ohio: “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 NIV

  22. 3222
    Christy Brey says:

    Christy Brey from Jackson, MO:
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

  23. 3223
    Jackie Roth says:

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

  24. 3224
    Kristen Jenkins says:

    Kristen Jenkins from Lanett, Al
    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
    James 4:6 ESV

  25. 3225
    Rebecca Varnol says:

    Luke 10:41-42
    The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”
    Luke 10:41‭-‬42 HCSB

  26. 3226
    Ginny says:

    Ginny from Elwood IN: “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.” Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)

  27. 3227
    Katie Cole says:

    Katie Cole from Karuizawa Japan:

    The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Psalm 33:11 NASB

  28. 3228
    Monica K says:

    Monica K from West Chester, PA

    Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us. Isaiah 8:10 (NIV)

  29. 3229
    Tina Griffith says:

    Tina from Eaton CO:
    He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. New International Version

  30. 3230
    Doreen Morris says:

    “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord, rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23 NLT

  31. 3231
    Elena says:

    Elena from (steinbach) Canada: John 1:2, NIV

  32. 3232
    Sarah Schoolcraft says:

    Sarah Schoolcraft, Kingwood, TX ““And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 3233
    Jamie Thomas says:

    Jamie Thomas, Fort Worth, Tx NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

  34. 3234
    Beth says:

    Beth from Coon Rapids, MN

    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

  35. 3235
    Caroline says:

    Caroline from Tokyo, Japan: “…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,” Ephesians 3:17, ESV

  36. 3236
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick, OH “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” Psalm 103:2 ESV

  37. 3237
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    I just realized I posted only the first half of my verse!

    Psalm 139:2 NASB

    Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    Thou dost understand my thought from afar.

  38. 3238
    Christy says:

    Christy from Richmond Hill, GA
    Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. NASB

  39. 3239
    Ann says:

    Ann, Pawleys Island
    Some trust in chariots
    and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
    Psalm 20:7 NIV

  40. 3240
    Charmaine Land says:

    Charmaine from Jefferson City, MO

    “So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire.”
    James 3:5 (NASB)

  41. 3241
    Cneryl Higgins says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville, Virginia:
    Speak up and judge fairly. Defend the rights of the poor and needy.

  42. 3242
    Sally Reed says:

    Sally, Houston, Texas Psalm 91:1 NIV
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

  43. 3243
    Lisa Maynard says:

    Lisa from Marion, IN: “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18 (NIV)

  44. 3244
    Gale Deome says:

    Gale Deome from Chico, CA:
    Pray also for me that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.

  45. 3245
    Stacy Wilson says:

    Stacy from Bowling Green, KY
    And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of him. I John 5:15 (NIV)

  46. 3246
    Kerri says:

    Kerri from Kansas City, MO

    For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. James 2:2 NLT

  47. 3247
    Darlene Tremblay says:

    Darlene from Turner, Maine
    Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
    Psalm139:2 , KJV

  48. 3248
    Aimee Mertz says:

    Aimee Mertz from St. George UT:
    “Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.” Psalm 71:2 NLT

  49. 3249
    Trish says:

    Isaiah 43:1
    But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.


  50. 3250
    vickie kurtz says:

    And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the prophets.
    Matt 22:39-40

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