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. 301
    Paige Barnes says:

    Paige from Houston, TX – “Whoever is patient has great understanding,but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” – Proverbs 14:29 (NIV)

  2. 302
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Noblesville, IN
    See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Isaiah 12:2 NLT

  3. 303
    Tamara Dypsky says:

    Tamara from McLean, Virginia:
    Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
    Philippians 2:4

  4. 304
    Joan says:

    Joan, Richmond.VA –
    For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
    and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

  5. 305
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark… Indianapolis, IN

    “also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: ” Philemon 2 (NIV)

  6. 306
    Elizabeth Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

    To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion:


    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

    James 1:1-4 (ESV)

  7. 307
    Andrea Bellis says:

    Andrea Bellis from Louisville,Ky. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Godʼs mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  8. 308
    Paula Fletcher says:

    Paula from Russell, Kentucky
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

  9. 309
    Nicole Marsh-Mueller says:

    Nicole Marsh-Mueller from Kitchener, Ontario Canada.

    The LORD God placed the man in the garden to tend and watch over it.
    Then the LORD God said, “It is not right for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
    -Genesis 2:15,18 (ESV)

  10. 310
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “O my God, I put my trust in thee; let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 KJV

  11. 311
    Cassie says:

    Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

  12. 312
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, I come to You for protection.”

    Psalm 143:9

  13. 313

    Kim Bignon, from Orlando, Florida –
    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Godʼs mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  14. 314
    Courtney McNary says:

    Courtney from Lima, Ohio. “But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying.” James 3:14 NLT

  15. 315
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn from Bishopville, MD
    “Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will product every kind of good fruit. All the while you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” Colossians 1:10 (NLT)

  16. 316
    Robyn Conners says:

    Robyn, Olathe, KS
    Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Psalm 105:4 NKJ

  17. 317
    Bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

    Bridget in Phoenix, AZ Hebrews 13:20-21 (NKJV)
    20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  18. 318
    Chelsea-belle Ham says:

    Chelsea-belle Ham from Atlanta Ga, “to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.” Isaiah 61: 2 NIV

  19. 319
    Bonnie Jackson says:

    Bonnie Jackson, Lockport IL
    Romans 12:9-10 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (NIV)

  20. 320
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado from Rolling Meadows, IL: “Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace [the peace of His kingdom] at all times and in all ways [under all circumstances and conditions, whatever comes]. The Lord [be] with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 AMPC

  21. 321
    Alaina says:

    Alaina, Iowa City, IA- “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6 (NIV)

  22. 322
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn from Meridian, Idaho

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV

  23. 323
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from Lynchburg, Virginia
    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, willguard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”–Philippians 4:6-7(NKJV)

  24. 324
    Michele says:

    Michèle from Wasaga Beach, On. “Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die,*this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory.* Oh death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?*” 1 Cor.15:54-55 NLT

  25. 325
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Stephanie, Irvine, CA

    “and provide for those who grieve in Zion–
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3, NIV)

  26. 326
    susan says:

    greetings susan from long island new york here. my memory verse is

    psalm 34 10 niv
    the lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the lord lack no good thing

  27. 327
    susan says:

    greetings susan from long island new york

    psalm 34 10 niv
    the lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the lord lack no good thing

  28. 328
    Anne Statz says:

    Anne from Parma, OH
    “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
    Ephesians 1:17-19a, NIV

  29. 329
    DeeDee Martin says:

    DeeDee Martin. Katy, Texas

    Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NLT

  30. 330
    Jacqui Maudslay says:

    Jacqui; Chester, UK

    ‘The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you”

    Numbers 6:25 TNIV

  31. 331
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway from Sopchoppy, FL
    All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB).

  32. 332
    Vicki says:

    Psalm 27:14 (NKJV)
    “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; wait I say on the Lord!”

  33. 333
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Daysland, Alberta
    ‘Then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.’
    Jer 29:12 NIV

  34. 334
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, Georgia

    9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
    1 Peter 3:9 KJV

  35. 335
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 (NLT)

  36. 336
    Lynn, Raleigh says:

    Daniel 4:37, ESV
    “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right, and his ways are just, and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”

  37. 337
    Liz Klein says:

    Liz, Costa Mesa, CA

    “For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
    ‘In repentance and rest you will be saved,
    In quietness and trust is your strength.’
    But you were not willing”
    Isaiah 30:15 NASB

  38. 338
    Linda says:

    Linda from California
    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. (NIV)

  39. 339
    Kristen Amensen says:

    I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26 NIV

  40. 340

    Trisha Novotny – Gig Harbor, WA
    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. Jeremiah 29:11

  41. 341
    Dara Puryear from Boonville, NC says:

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  42. 342
    Heather Vanderlaan says:

    Heather, Lansing MI- In you, Lord my God,I put my trust. Psalm 25:1 (NIV)

  43. 343
    Tera lewis says:

    Tera Lewis from Colorado Springs, CO: “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14 (NKJV)

  44. 344
    Amy says:

    Amy, Apex, North Carolina

    “Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the LORD and shun evil.” Proverbs 3:7 NIV

  45. 345
    Amy says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, OH

    He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

    Psalm 37:6 NLT

  46. 346
    Jenn Glass says:

    Jenn, Orlando FL

    And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.
    Romans 8:28‭-‬30 NET

  47. 347
    Grace Metcalfe says:

    Grace, from U.K.

    “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let me enemies triumph over me”
    Psalm 25:2

  48. 348
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie Harper, Litchfield, MN
    If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
    John 15:7-8 (NIV)

  49. 349
    Katy Lin Van Wyk says:

    Katy, Oskaloosa, IA
    “(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:14-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  50. 350
    Miriam Pauline says:

    Miriam, Nottingham UK

    Jeremiah 6:16 (The Message)
    “Go stand at the crossroads and look around.
    Ask for directions to the old road,
    The tried-and-true road. Then take it.
    Discover the right route for your souls.
    But they said, ‘Nothing doing.
    We aren’t going that way.’

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