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. 351
    Lori says:

    Lori Thompson, Parker TX
    “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  2. 352
    Kelly Haas says:

    “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 NIV.

    Thank you Lord❤️

    Kelly Haas

  3. 353
    Amber Darrow says:

    Amber Darrow Newman,GA
    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

  4. 354
    Erin says:

    Erin from Littleton, CO: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 36:26

  5. 355
    Julia says:

    Julia from Charlotte, North Carolina

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

    Ephesians 5:15 ESV

  6. 356
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx
    14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 14-15 NIV

  7. 357
    Catherine Lisle says:

    Catherine Lisle, Edmond, OK. Proverbs 31:26 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (ESV).

  8. 358
    Becky Douglas says:

    Becky Douglas, Houston ,TX

    “Oh Lord you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139: 1-2. NIV

  9. 359
    Catherine says:

    Catherine from Centreville, VA
    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13 NIV

  10. 360
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl j says:

    Joan Portage, MI

    “On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalms 62:7 & 8 ESV

  11. 361
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne, BC, Canada

    “Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut. This way you’ll stay out of trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 (NLT)

  12. 362
    Audrey says:

    Audrey White from Dallas, Tx: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 125:2 ESV

  13. 363
    Mary Alice Dulweber says:

    Mary Alice from Dallas, TX

    “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,
    who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 NASB

  14. 364
    CholeAnne Dilgard says:

    CholeAnne Dilgard from San Diane, CA
    “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55:2 (NIV)

  15. 365
    Alice Hinckley says:

    Alice Hinckley, Dallas, TX: “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he wo sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NKJV

  16. 366
    Amy says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio
    “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

  17. 367
    Ingrid says:

    Ingrid from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

    Your words were found, and I ate them
    and your words became to me a joy, and the delight of my heart;
    for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts

    Jer. 15:16 (ESV)

  18. 368
    Deborah Osbeck says:

    Deborah from Glasgow, Scotland

    It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
    Isaiah 55:11(NLT)

  19. 369

    Cara Gabrielse, Parker, CO: But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:12-13, NLT

  20. 370
    Susan Gittemeier says:

    Susan, Overland Park, KS

    “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit–just as you were called to one hope when you were called–”
    Eph. 4:3-4 NIV

  21. 371
    Brenda says:

    “The Lord God is my strength and He will give me the speed of a deer and bring me safely over the mountains.” Habakkuk 3:19

  22. 372
    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY – ““The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart —” Psalms‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  23. 373
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, South Carolina: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 NIV

  24. 374
    Linda says:

    Linda, Fort Collins, CO
    “Study this book of instruction continually.
    Meditate on it day and night
    so you will be sure to obey
    everyone written in it.
    Only then will you prosper and succeed
    in all you do.”
    Joshua 1:8 NLT

  25. 375
    Cathy Goege says:

    Cathy from Amarillo, Texasl
    ” I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
    Philippians 4:13

  26. 376
    Carrie Moehrke says:

    I commit! Carrie Moehrke from Cary, NC
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

  27. 377
    Meg says:

    “I trust in you; Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 (NIV)

  28. 378
    Dawn Moore says:

    Dawn, Buford, GA

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

    Phillippian 1:6 NIV

  29. 379
    Cara Masters says:

    Cara, Tustin, CA “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what please Him.” Philippians 2:13 (NLT)

  30. 380
    Sheree D. says:

    Psalm 1:1 NIV

    Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

  31. 381
    Nicole Conway says:

    Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

    Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

  32. 382
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo, IL – The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NIV

  33. 383
    Ali Moren says:

    Ali from Tustin, CA
    “But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me. ”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭13:5-6 NLT

  34. 384
    CANDY says:

    Candy from Grand Rapids Michigan. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 NIV

  35. 385
    Kari says:

    Kari Blackmore Nyssa, Oregon
    I will say of the Lord, ” He is my
    refuge and my fortress;
    My God, in Him will I trust.”
    Psalm 91:2 NKJV

  36. 386
    Tracy Nelson says:

    “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Sam. 16:7 (ESV)

  37. 387
    Marie Skipper says:

    Marie Skipper of Granger, Tx
    “Because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
    James 1:3. (NIV)

  38. 388
    Lynne Molyneaux says:

    Lynne from Pittsburgh

    Set a guard over my mouth Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

    Psalms 141:3 NIV

  39. 389
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson from Godfrey, Il – And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 KJV

  40. 390

    Terri Hutchinson, Columbus, Ohio. “Because she loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name.” [he replaced with she] Psalm 91:14 NIV

  41. 391
    Brenda says:

    Calgary, Alberta

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

    Psalm 62:2 ESV

  42. 392
    Lisa Bodach says:

    Lisa from Walarusa, Indiana: “the life appeared;we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.” 1 John 1:2

  43. 393
    Amy Mason says:

    Amy, St. Pete, FL
    “Therefore we have been buried with Him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
    Romans 6:4 NRSV

  44. 394
    Michele Audetat Columbus, OH says:

    The Jabez Prayer:
    And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
    “Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
    and enlarge my territory,
    that Your hand would be with me,
    and that You would keep me from evil,
    that I may not cause pain!”
    So God granted him what he requested.
    1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV)

  45. 395
    Jamie Holloway says:

    Jamie from Raleigh, NC-

    Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
    Isaiah 53:1 (NIV)

  46. 396
    Reann Jaminet says:

    Reann Jaminet from Sioux City, IA
    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  47. 397
    Carol Kreuser says:

    Carol Kreuser from Waconia, Minnesota

    “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)

  48. 398
    Crystal Baggett says:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
    John 14:6

  49. 399
    Jordan Lark says:

    Jordan Lark from North Augusta, South Carolina.

    “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  50. 400
    Michèle says:

    Michèle from Springfield, Virginia
    “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NIV)

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