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——–
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Here’s how…
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-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. 3351
    Teri smith says:

    Teri Gadsden Alabama. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. I Corinthians 1:25 NIV

  2. 3352
    Sharon A says:

    Sharon from Fresno, CA
    O Lord, oppose those who oppose me. Fight for those who fight against me.
    Psalm 53:1

  3. 3353
    Michele Scholten says:

    I have absolutely LOVED “Entrusted”. I have just finished it and wish I had another study to begin right now. I have sort of fallen in love with Paul. :). I have the audio CD’s and #6 ends at 60.6? Okay, I watch your episodes on and I heard you say “I am praying for 150,000 women” Then I prayed for the Lord to take over my life and show me how to minister in my current situation (temporarily disabled). HE DID!!! After so many years ‘knowing’ Him but now I am completely in love with Him and Him with me. I have memorized more scripture and learned more and highlighted more than ever before. My ministry is me. Phil 1:12-14, 18-24 has shown me how my disability is helping, ‘growing’, my friends and church family. Thank you, may The Lord bless you.

  4. 3354
    Julie Wagner says:

    Julie, Nederland,TX
    “…He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths, for His name’s sake. ”
    Psalm 23:3

  5. 3355
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Tucson, AZ
    “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?”
    Romans 2:4 NIV

  6. 3356
    Diane says:

    2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV

    Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal home in heaven, not built by human hands.

  7. 3357
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA

    I’m a little late to the challenge, but here are my verses for this month:

    “Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
    “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
    “For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.
    “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.”
    Isaiah 54:1-4 NKJV

  8. 3358
    Sandra Kent says:

    Sandra Kent Gwinn MI

    Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices. Col 3:9 ESV

  9. 3359
    Shirley says:

    Shirley from Colorado
    “Therefore I tell you, her sins which are many, are forgiven-for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 ESV

  10. 3360

    John 15:5

    “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “

  11. 3361
    Karen E says:

    Karen from Rochester, MN

    Psalm 139: 3-4 NIV84
    “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are fmiliar with all my ways.
    Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.”

  12. 3362
    Amy Oesterreich says:

    Amy, Crown Point, Indiana. “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.”
    Psalm 139:2 ESV

  13. 3363
    Emily says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9 NIV

  14. 3364
    Jennifer Sprayberry says:

    2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV

    Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal home in heaven, not built by human hands.

  15. 3365
    Sharon Davidson says:

    “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  16. 3366
    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt, Spring Hill,TN

    Hebrews 11:3, NIV

    By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible.

  17. 3367
    Lisa from Round Rock TX says:

    Psalms 139: 23-24 (can’t recall the version)

    “Search me Oh God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

  18. 3368
    Kelsi McGhee says:

    Kelsi from Waco, Texas: “Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.” Psalm 25:12 NIV

  19. 3369
    Suzanne Lewis says:

    Suzanne from Salem, OR
    Proverbs 3:13-14 “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and yields better returns than gold.”

  20. 3370
    Jessica Overgoner says:

    Colosssians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation.

  21. 3371
    Renee says:

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    2 Corinthians 4:17 NIV

  22. 3372
    Stephanie Trenaman says:

    Stephanie and daughter Madison, Louisville, KY

    Psalm 46:1

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.


  23. 3373
    Martha Franco says:

    Psalm 16:11
    You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there
    is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasure forevermore.

  24. 3374
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick from Rockville, VA: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Ps. 32:8 NIV

  25. 3375
    Lisa Lershaw says:

    Lisa Kershaw, Dayton, OH
    NIV Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

  26. 3376
    Evelyn Griffin says:

    Evelyn Griffin from Orlando, FL

    “As it is written, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Cor 2:9 (NIV).

  27. 3377
    Paola says:

    Paola Hernandez-Hoffman, St.Petersburg, Fl.
    But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
    2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV

  28. 3378
    Valerie says:

    Valerie from Pflugerville, TX

    “He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
    Psalm 62:6, NIV

  29. 3379
    Crystal Edwards says:

    From Canton Mi. and my daughter Reese’s verse as well – psalm 103:2 – praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits

  30. 3380
    Ann says:

    Ann from Austin, TX

    “And God is able to make ALL grace abound to you, so that in ALL things at ALL times, having ALL that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

    2 Cor 9:18 (NIV)

  31. 3381
    Marla Brown says:

    Marla Brown, Indian Hills, CO … “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our Faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:1 NIV

  32. 3382
    Tammi foster says:

    Tammi Foster Bethany OK, “My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  33. 3383
    Candis Oswalt says:

    Candis Oswalt South Bend. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.3 John 1:4 KJV

  34. 3384
    Stacy Edwards says:

    Stacy From Fort Worth,Tx

    “Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep his charge, His statutes, His judgments, and his commandments always.”
    Deuteronomy 11:1, NKJV

  35. 3385
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    Kathi Nitzsche, Lexington, OH
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God. Phil. 1:9-11 NIV

  36. 3386
    Emily says:

    Emily from Houston, TX: “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 145:8 ESV

  37. 3387
    Denise says:

    Denise from West Chester, PA: “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 NKJV

  38. 3388
    Renate Madison says:

    Hap from Ohio
    “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace” 1 Cor 14:33a NIV

  39. 3389
    Tessa Woodcock says:

    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulations. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
    John 16:33

  40. 3390
    Pat trudell says:

    Pat Trudell from Orange Park, Fl.
    “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.”
    (Jeremiah 10:23 NIV)

  41. 3391
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey Proctorville, Ohio
    Verse 3
    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 ESV

  42. 3392
    Vicki Reeves says:

    Vicki Reeves, Corpus Christi, Texas. Psalm 118:1 NKJV
    Oh, give thanks to The LORD, for He is Good! For His Mercy endures forever.

  43. 3393
    Angie Werley says:

    Angie Werley, Steamboat Springs, CO and daughter Audrey

    “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  44. 3394
    Linda says:

    Linda, Atlanta, Georgia

    Memorizing Psalm 25 ESV

    Verse 3 – Indeed none who wait for you shall be put to shame.
    They shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

  45. 3395
    Laura says:

    Laura from Kingwood, TX – “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11 NIV

  46. 3396
    Amanda Waxahachie, TX says:

    Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6-8

  47. 3397
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

  48. 3398
    Kimmy says:

    Jimmy from Hamilton, MT

    Psalm 96:1 (NIV)

    Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth.

  49. 3399
    Leatha, Tomball says:

    For in Him, bodily, lives the fullness of all that God is. And it is in union with Him that you have been made full. He is the head of every rule and authority. Colossians:2:9-10

  50. 3400
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Psalm 55:22-New American Standard Bible

    Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

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