Scripture Stickies contests, discounts, and prizes
Julie Alvarez - yes the same Julie who helped spice up our 100,000th Verse contest - has offered some more prizes and discounts in her endorsement of Memverse. Here is what she has to say:
Hi, Memverse members! I want you to know that I love what you're doing in memorizing God's Word. I want to use my ministry, Scripture Stickies, to point people towards the joy and benefit of using Memverse and also to encourage and bless those of you already using Memverse. There are many ways to memorize Scripture of course but we found that one of the most helpful ways for many people is to have it sticking all over the place to be read over and over! Hence Scripture Stickies! Here are some of the exciting promotions that we have going on right now in conjunction with Memverse:
Each month there will be a new contest exclusively for Memverse users with the winner receiving a free Scripture Stickies pack.
SCRIPTURE STICKIES past winners:
Predicting 100,000 Grand winner = NathanV; other winners included Carissa; Phil Walker; Sydney Reed; Elisabeth Sinclair and SavedByGrace
November 2011 contest winner = Mommy's Helper
December 2011 contest winner = AstroJohn
January 2012 contest winner = ChosenByHim
February 2012 contest winner = Erika Wenzel
March 2012 winner = Anna Mieczkowski
April/May 2012 winners = ? (Please let us know if you were a winner of the April/May contest with your entry listed on the Scripture Stickies website.)
June/July 2012 winner = Emily Hamilton
August 2012 winner = Eunice Sofia from India (our first winner outside the USA)
Sept/Oct 2012 winner = ?? If you submit an entry it could be you!
Sept/Oct 2012 contestFor our Sept/October contest I would love to hear what verse or Bible story God has recently been using in your life and how. Please share and encourage all of us! For me right now it is the story of the man born blind and the disciples ask why this happened- was it sin in his life or his parents. Jesus reminded them that this happened not due to anyone's sin but so that the work of God could be shown in His life. As I go through trials I need to remember that God's work is being shown in my life as I trust in Him and put Him at the forefront. What a testimony to others (and to myself!!) when this happens. Thank you, Jesus.
For those of you not on our regular mailing list, here is a link to our most recent Scripture Stickies newsletter so you can check it out: http://www.scripturestickies.com/newsletter.html
In addition to contests I want to offer special discounts to Memverse users. Right now Scripture Stickies is offering a 15% discount to everyone who has memorized at least one verse on memverse. To receive this discount, insert the code MEMVERSE1 when you place your order. Use this code to get a great discount on Scripture Stickies packs for yourself or for friends and family! This code is also valid on Scripture of the Month Clubs and favors.
I would also like to encourage you when you reach a special highlight on Memverse. When you reach 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, etc. or your state or church make a debut on the Leaders board, or move up in rank (for example from 5th to 4th place) or memorize any multiple of 1,000 verses, you will have one week to claim a 25% discount and insert the code MEMVERSEHIGHLIGHT when you order. Please list what the specific highlight was either on this blog or by email email@example.com
It is exciting to see that there are so many young people memorizing so much Scripture and even over 35 of you joining SavedByGrace in hoping to memorize the entire Bible in your lifetime!! Scripture Stickies will award a free one year subscription to the Scripture Stickies of the Month Club to the first person who reaches 5,000 verses memorized on Memverse, and a free pack of the Scripture Stickies of your choice to all who reach the 5,000 milestone.
Finally, I encourage all Memverse users to check out www.scripturestickies.com from time to time to see new features, new packs being offered or to participate in contests open to the general public.
May God bless you as you continue to memorize and meditate on God's Word.
It was so neat meeting many of you in Nashville. Thanks for stopping by my Scripture Stickies booth.
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218 responses to Scripture Stickies contests, discounts, and prizes
This sounds wonderful!!!
I have a few questions :)
Firstly, how many times may one enter?
Secondly, would I qualify for getting the 25% off on an order?
PS I'll be posting my entry on here soon. Thanks!
Rachel, the contest open to the public only needs one entry. You can submit as many entries as you want for the Memverse only November contest (although only one is needed). You qualify for the 25% off if you have reached a personal memorizing highlight or your state or church has moved up in rank in the last week.
This is great! Thank you! I'm the first from OH to post, so does that really mean I get the Scripture Stickies free?? I would love to give these things out at my church. I would probably keep sixty or so for my family and me (my mom likes to put verses on sticky notes and stick them everywhere anyway), and give the rest out to people at church, 9 of which are on Memverse. I'm sure we'd all enjoy them. And one question--what if I'm the first from Ohio more than one time? I'll just have hundreds of them lying around everywhere? I guess I'm okay with that. :)
P.S. You said, "To receive this discount, insert the code MEMVERSE1 when you place your order." Where do I place my order exactly? On your website? Thanks again!
I decided to submit Matthew 1:23 in ESV. I like it because it tells about the coming of Jesus--I just like it!! Thank you, Mrs. Alvarez!
I will probably be doing the same thing that SavedByGrace will be doing if I win--keeping some for me and my family and giving some to other people at my church.
@Jesus-Paid-It-All: Sorry you couldn't get on. I could. It seems weird that both you and Matthew Minica couldn't get on. Maybe the reason I could get on is because I did it kind of earlier in the afternoon.
P.S. I just memorized my 10th verse today! I LOVE it!
Thanks Mrs. Alvarez! This is great idea! I have to say I was pretty disappointed when I found out my extremely close guess for 100,000 verses was incorrect. I do have one question though - do you have to be the first person from your state to enter if you want to win?
If so, I suppose I won't get anything this time, because my friend, SavedByGrace and my sister, Mommy's Helper got there first.
If not, I'd like to submit Isaiah 9:6. This is such a great verse, I'll add it to my list on Memverse! It is comforting to know that we have a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace! My chosen translation would be the English Standard Version.
Thank you, Mrs. Alvarez, for your generous offer. I would like Isaiah 40:3-5 in NKJ, please.
@Mr. Walker: I've heard that once someone memorizes 1,000 verses, they can edit/delete other people's comments. You may want to watch out for cheaters who might delete all comments except their own.
JUST KIDDING! I'm sure that won' t happen. No one on MemVerse would do that. Well, at least one would hope not....
By the way, everyone, if you're ever addressing me in one of your comments, just call me OCTSRIS.
I am glad everyone is getting excited about the contests- they are lots of fun! Let me clarify a few things to answer some questions about the contests and the discounts:
There are two different contests and for both you just need to enter once:
1- The Christmas Scripture Stickies contest you enter here on this blog page and it doesn't matter which state you are from. This is only open to Memverse users.
2-The 100 free Scripture Stickies you enter on www.scripturestickies.com and if you are the first from your state to enter you will win. This is open to everyone. We have had winners in about 10% of the states so far so there are still lots of prizes to be won! (any of you who entered this one by leaving a comment here you need to go to the Scripture Stickies website and reenter it there.
-You enter the coupon codes when you check out on http://www.scripturestickies.com/shop.html:
either complete Google checkout (secure with a credit card) or download the order form at the top of the page and submit via mail with a check.
-The 15% you are eligible for now simply if you have memorized on verse on Memverse, the 25% you get if you reached a highlight this week. Plan your Christmas shopping and use the discounts accordingly :)
A final note about the contest on www.scripturestickies.com - if you are not the first from your state and do not win this time - you can still order the 100 Scripture Stickies at a very reduced rate until the contest is over.
Sound good? God bless!
My entry :)
I choose Isaiah 9:6. I first memorized this verse by music. I love it because of all the names of God in it.
Mrs. Alavrez, where can you find out if you are the first person or not in your state to submit a entry for the 'how would you share 100 scripture stickes' contest?
You will receive an email a few days after your entry letting you know if you were the first or not from your state. As we approach the end of the contest in a few weeks we will have a list on our website showing which states still need entries.
I love Matt 1:21-23 where it talks about Jesus' birth. I love the testimony that Mary is in her humility and willingness to be used by God.
I also like Luke 1:30-33 Where it describes Mary's servant spirit. I love the testimony that Mary is in her humility and willingness to be used by God. I love reading about the godly women in Scripture who served God!
I LOVE SCRIPTURE STICKIES! I got the 100 pack for 10 $$$ and I absolutely love them...:) I'll try to do this soon...:)
Okay, I see (after reading your comment, Mrs. Alvarez). I guess I'll just do this some other time. But I would like to get Luke 1:30-33 (in the NIV.) It is a great reminder of how we will one day be with Jesus forever, after He has returned. I'm planning on memorizing that entire chapter (the second longest in the Bible, I think), and I may announce it on Memverse soon, asking people to join me. :) So, is this like a drawing or something, or do we get it automatically by posting a comment like this on Memverse? And also, does it just get mailed to us if we share our address (which I would not like to do on a blog post)? Sorry for all my questions. :)
It's so fun to read about everyone's favorite verses from the Scripture Stickies Christmas pack! Personally I love Isaiah 9:6 which calls God by so many names that encourage me!
No worries about so many questions, SavedByGrace! This is a contest so only one person will get the Scripture Stickies pack this month. but you can always order it with the Memverse discounts and maybe if you don't win this time you will win another time. Of course sharing your address on the blog is not recommended. :) If you win we will be in contact by email and you can send your address privately to me.
Glad you like the 100 scripture stickies for $10, BibleBeeJunior11!
I hope to meet many of you at Nationals next week- I am getting very excited about the time there!
wow, Thank you!! BTw - how do u do those emoticons?
Can you enter more than one verse? If so, I would also like to enter Isaiah 9:6 because it encourages me to know that God is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of peace, which is the same reasons my brother InSoloChristo entered it.
Hi Julie, I admire on how you use your ministry to promote memverse through contests, freebies and discounts! It's amazing as well as exciting! I pray that God would continue bless you and your ministry as He used you all for His glory alone! I'm from the Philippines, is the contest available here? Nah, just kidding! It's ok even if that contest is not applicable here, just knowing what you did for God's glory is inspiring enough! Please pray that we could promote scripture memorization here also! God bless and bless God even more!
Hi Sarah Kay! Thank you for the encouraging note! Sorry but the contest is just the USA (for now that is....we will be in prayer about how to make Scripture Stickies more international - I love that idea!!!). We just got back from the National Bible Bee here and I was so blessed to be a part of it and meet many of the people here on Memverse. Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and attended! God bless you!
I memorized 40 verses. I might or might not be able buy some stickies but I hope so. :-))
I just memorized 60 verses today! And it was only four days ago that I memorized my first verse!
Of the passages listed above, I've been especially blessed and challenged by Luke 2:17-20 this month.
"When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told."
When the shepherds had seen him they spread the word. They had great news, which they naturally wanted to share with others. Sharing was a logical result of what they had witnessed. I have experienced Christ in my life too, so I should be spreading the word, sharing the greatest news with whomever God places in my path.
I like the different reactions listed: amazement, treasuring, pondering, glorifying, and praising. God is worthy of all our amazement, glory, and praise as we ponder the treasure of who He is and what He does for us.
I really like the emoticons that everyone puts up. I think they're really funny. I'm wondering how to put them up on the blog. I'm seven and a half years old.
I like Isaiah 9:6 best because it was the first passage from the Christmas pack that I learned.
I like Isaiah 9:6 too, because it says that Jesus is the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.
I love reading all of your Christmas verses! Please encourage your friends to post their favorites too. Today is the last day! There is still an entire month left to enter the contest on our website www.scripturestickies.com so be sure to do that if you have not done so yet!
For the Christmas verse contest, I like Isaiah 9:6 just because of the 'propheticness' of the verse. It really shows God's power and sovereignty when prophecies made over a thousand years in advance come to pass.
Great to see so much participation in the November contest of the month and read everyone's thoughts on those awesome Christmas verses. My favorite of the list would also be ISAIAH 9:6. How great is it that God gave Isaiah a vision of what He was planning in our future Savior!! I also love all the names of God through which we can know and praise Him!!
The new DECEMBER "exclusively for Memverse members" contest is up and ready for entries!!! Also, I want to join Julie and reminding everyone that you have one more month to join the open to the public 2011 Scripture Stickies contest. (Rumor has it that several Memverse members have already entered this and won for their state, but some states are still open and looking for a winner.)
Thank you to everyone who shared their favorite verse from the Christmas Scripture Stickies pack this month!
And the winner is.....Mommy'sHelper! Congratulations! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me your address and preferred version of the Bible and we can send your prize- a free pack of Christmas Scripture Stickies.
If you didn't win you can always go to the website www.scripturestickies.com and order the pack. You might also want to check out our Advent Calendar pack where you can work on memorizing some Proverbs while you count down to Christmas. Or design a Scripture Stickies Christmas card insert to send to your friends and family this Christmas. Lots of fun ideas!
And now I would like to announce our new monthly contest for Memverse. Respond to this blog post with an answer to the following question: "Have you ever chosen a Bible verse for the new year? Made your New Year's Resolution straight from Scripture? If so, please share. If not, consider doing this and explain which verse in the Bible you would choose." The winner this month will receive a free pack of "Happy New Year" Scripture Stickies.
For those of you who have not yet entered the general contest we have on our website, you have only one month left to do that. We are giving 100 free Scripture Stickies to people in every state and so far we have only had winners in 1/5th of the country! So there is a good chance your state has not been represented. Check it out and enter today.
Scripture Stickies make great Christmas presents and stocking stuffers! As a Memverse user you have access to special coupons and discounts so be sure to take advantage of that and order some Scripture Stickies so you can share the Word this Christmas!
That's Great!! She'll be thrilled when I tell her! (Maybe she'll share some with me... (She's my sister.))
With the next contest, will there be a new post, or will we have to comment on this one? I know there are some people who can delete all these comments, and then we could post new ones.
Thank you so much!
CONGRATULATIONS, HANNAH (Mommy's Helper)!
@Mrs. Alvarez: When my little sister hears that she won, she'll probably be jumping up and down with excitement!
Thank you, Mrs. Alvarez! I AM thrilled! I just sent my address to you.
Thanks soooo much again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See? I AM jumping up and down!
Congratulations, Mommy's Helper! For December's contest, I would like to submit Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." This is one of the verses that I would like to "live out" this year, and the rest of the years to come.
Also, are we allowed to enter more than one contest? Will I be able to do this again next month? Thank you for doing this, Julie Alvarez! :)
AstroLeah, I love your verse of the year. May we all live that out!
My verse for 2012 is JAMES 5:16 "Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
As a brand new Dad (my wife Jacky is pregnant with our first child) and as one leading our family into radical full-time ministry a few thousand miles from home, I want a powerful and effective prayer life in 2012. Jacky and I will also be memorizing the OT verses on Elijah as JAMES goes on to encourage us to have Elijah's kind of faith.
Julie, I love your idea for a new contest and am looking forward to see what others have picked or will pick as a verse of the year. Thanks for doing this.
We will keep this blog page with updates every new contest and other messages that Julie may have for us. I just updated the page with all the past Scripture Stickies winners.
Predicting 100,000 Grand winner = NathanV; other winners included Carissa; Phil Walker; Sydney Reed; Elisabeth Sinclair and SavedByGrace
November 2011 contest winner = Mommy's Helper
December 2011 contest winner = ?? If you submit an entry, it could be you :)
I guess I'll post my verse for 2012 here:
"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways." 1 Corinthians 13:11 (ESV)
I'm not am man, but I want to be prepared to be one. Maybe in two years I can go to college! (People used to go to college when they were thirteen, right?) I might be just kidding - wait! Am I reasoning like a child?
I have never picked a verse for any year before - primarily because I haven't read the whole Bible! I'm pretty sure that by 2012 I will have...
I'll also pick a verse for every month - I might not post them here, though. For January it would be:
"Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97 (ESV)
I hope to begin meditating on God's Word much more often than I have been -- with His help.
@Mr. Walker: Congratulations! I hope the "Elijah Project" works well!
Thanks again, Mrs. Alvarez, for adding this fun contest to MemVerse. I've never done the "verse of the year" thing, but... hmmm... I'd probably pick Psalm 121:8.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Of course, if I was allowed to, I'd do Genesis 1:1-Revelation 22:21 (the entire Bible), but it's so much easier just to do the one I posted above.
@Everybody: Merry Christmas!!
I would chose Ps 19:14 " May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer"
Our family is switching translations from 1984 NIV to ESV!!
My verse is "If I regard iniquity in my heart the LORD will not hear". Psalm 66:18
My verse is Psalm 141:3 KJV - Set a watch o LORD before my mouth keep the door of my lips.
Great verses everyone! I haven't chosen one yet for this year but last year the Lord led me to Romans 12:12: 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. It is cool to choose a Bible verse as a New Year's resolution because people are always asking- did you make any New Year's resolutions and it is the perfect time to share the Word!! It happened to me several times.
Mommy's Helper- please send your info again. I did not receive anything from you....
Mrs. Alvarez, My mom and I just re-sent you our mailing address. Thank you!!! ~Mommy's Helper
Got it Mommy's Helper- thanks! One more question- what version do you want for your Merry Christmas Scripture Stickies?
I want ESV, please! Sorry, I forgot to put it in the e-mail!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
My verse(s) for the year is Ephesians 3:4-6, which in ESV says:
When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
I just love how this says that, although the gospel was not made known to people in the Old testament times, we, even as gentiles, can partake in the promise of Christ through the gospel. We are very fortunate to be fellow heirs with christ.
I think I am the first to enter from Minnesota, so I will tell you what I would do. I think I would give out several christmas gifts of about 15 or 20 stickies to people at my church, and I think I would keep about 30 of them for myself or my family.
Great verses everyone! Anyone else out there have a verse for 2012? Or even on that you have used in the past as a New Year's Resolution? Let us know and be entered to win!!
Also just to clarify, the contest about sharing the Scripture Stickies in your state is something you need to enter on our website www.scripturestickies.com - it is open to the public, not just Memverse users so we can't take your entry for that here. Come to our site and enter that one!
My verse for 2012 is Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
God has been impressing on me lately how he wants all of me, every part of my heart. And this verse really speaks to me about that. It is no longer me, but Christ! And that is good news.
I just got the Scripture Stickies pack! I LOVE it! I just put one on my great-grandma's Christmas card! I like the way that almost all of them are about Christ's birth!
@Mommy's Helper- Congratulations!
1 Thessalonians 5:16 "Rejoice always" is my New Year's resolution.
New Year's Resolution (or Goal) 2012:
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I picked this as my New Year's goal for 2012 because so many people are never content, always thinking they have to have this thing, then that thing, etc.
"Godliness with contentment is great gain." ~ I Timothy 6:6
I think that my New Year's Resolution is 1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
I would like to enter this contest. My verse of the year is Proverbs 6:6.
There are many great verses in the Bible to choose New Year's resolutions from. For this contest, I will choose Psalms 16:8.
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"
My resolution for 2012 is Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
For 2012, I'm claiming Matthew 5:14-16. Here's verse 16: "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Sorry I'm a few days late on this.... Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who entered the Memverse Scripture Stickies contest this month! These are some great verses you have all chosen for 2012! Congratulations to the winner this month -- AstroJohn. AstroJohn, please send an email to email@example.com so we can send you your prize: a free pack of "Happy New Year" Scripture Stickies.
A great way to encourage someone's year long Scripture memory is with our Scripture of the Month Club. Each month we send out a new pack of Scripture Stickies and you and a friend can memorize new verses all year long. Since each pack of Scripture Stickies comes with two copies of five different verses you could order this for a friend and share. By December you will have each memorized sixty new verses! Remember your special discounts as a Memverse user- you can use those on the Scripture of the Month Club or any pack of Scripture Stickies.
For our January contest we want to encourage you to share Scripture Stickies with a friend. It is a great way to memorize and meditate on the Word of God and we want everyone to know about it. So for this contest you will need to go to our website: www.scripturestickies.com and choose your favorite pack of Scripture Stickies available in the Scripture of the Month Club. Tell at least one person about Scripture Stickies and the Scripture of the Month Club via word of mouth, email, blog, etc, and then comment here about who you shared Scripture Stickies with and how. One winner will be chosen and that person will receive their favorite pack for free as well as a pack for a friend.
Hi Mrs. Alvarez, my Dad (AstroJohn) wanted me to say "thank you" for the awesome scripture stickies! We just got them today. Will I be able to enter January's contest, even though I was in the last one?
I have told my music teacher about Scripture Stickies and also I have told my Bright Lights group about them and handed out a few that had to do with the topic I was teaching about that week!
I enjoyed meeting you at Bible Bee!
I finally got around to updating the Scripture Stickies main blog page with this month's new contest. I hope everyone can participate. Congratulations to AstroJohn for winning the December 2011 contest.
AstroLeah- Yes you can enter each month's contest even if you entered or won before.
Marie- It was a joy to meet you at Bible Bee! Thank you for sharing Scripture Stickies with your music teacher and Bright Lights group!
About the January contest.....I thought you might like to review the verses that are included in the Scripture of the Month Club (Year 1):
2 Peter 3:13-14
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
1 John 1:9
1 John 3:21-22
1 Peter 5:6-7
2 Corinthians 6:18
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
2 Timothy 1:7
2 Corinthians 4:16-19
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I e-mailed my aunt and a few friends about Scripture Stickies, and put a short post about it on my blog. Scripture Stickies are really neat! :)
You have a blog, Bethany? Could you give me the link? My blog link is: rosieposiesplace.blogspot.com
Thanks for telling me, Bethany!!
I shared Scripture Stickies with my pastor, with people from our homeschool group, and when I sent someone a card. I like Scripture Stickies a lot! Thanks.
I shared Scripture Stickies at our church and told them about the Scripture of the Month Club. Scripture Stickies are so awesome!
I would like to join this contest.
I told someone at our church about Scripture Stickies and how to order them and what they are.
I told my friend in Mongolia about them, as she had asked me for tips on memorising scripture, I look forward to sending her some to get her started!
Are these contests still going? :)
Yes these contests are still going on! In fact, today is the last day to enter the January contest and then we will be announcing a new contest for February. Scroll to the top of the page to read the details on this month's contest. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far!
Sorry I'm late to post this, but I would like to put my verse of the year here too.
My verse is Psalm 104:34.
"May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I rejoice in the Lord."
This verse reminds me to keep my meditation pure before the Lord and to always rejoice in the Lord.
Another verse that helps me with this is Psalm 19:14.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Did anyone else have trouble choosing only one verse? I know I did!
Shared Scripture Stickies with other moms in our homeschool group. Thanks for your ministry.
Thank you to everyone who shared Scripture Stickies information with a friend last month! We really appreciate you helping us get the word out there about stickable Scriptures! Our winner is ChosenByHim(BethanyM).
ChosenByHim(BethanyM)- Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and your favorite pack from the Scripture Stickies website. Be sure to tell one friend to contact us as well since the January prize includes a free pack for you and one for a friend!
Everyone else- The February contest begins today. Tell us all what is your favorite verse about God's love and have you memorized that verse yet. The prize this month is a free pack of our special new heart shaped pack of Scripture Stickies. Check it out here www.scripturestickies.com/shop.html and if you are looking for a unique Valentine you will want to order these today! You can open the pack and send a different one to five different people or you can give someone special the entire pack. If you are close to a highlight on Memverse keep up the good work! Once you meet that goal is a great time to use your special coupon code to order some Scripture Stickies.
Here is my favorite Scripture of God's love and yes I have memorized it! :) "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39
I have memorized my favorite verse on God's love: "The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing!" ~ Zephaniah 3:17
Congratulations to ChosenByHim for winning the January contest. The February contest sounds like a lot of fun. I am also excited about their new heart shaped stickies. Remember the 15% discount for all Memverse members who have memorized at least one verse on Memverse and the 25% discount for those who reach a personal or group highlight (see details in the original post). Thanks again, Julie and www.scripturestickies.com
1 John 4:10 is one of my favorite verses on love (memorized): "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
AmyV- That is one of my favorite verses on love too. It is such a good reminder to us. We weren't the ones who loved God, but He loved us.
Here is another one of my favorite verses on love.
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
It is very encouraging to know that God loved us so much He sent His Son as an atonement for our sins.
There are so many wonderful verses in the Bible about love! One of my favorites is Psalm 119:47-48: "And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes." I have memorized these verses, and they are also special to me because I recited them from memory at our church. :)
GMoV, I love the verse that you chose. Without God's infinite love, we would all be lost sinners. Praise the Lord for His saving grace! Ephesians 2:8-9.
@Andy, Alex, or someone else who might know what's going on--
I'm was trying to get onto a blog page, and it said "The page you are looking for doesn't exist." I tried others, and it said the same thing. This page seems to be the only one so far that allows me to write a comment. Is something wrong with MemVerse at the moment, or could it just be my computer?
AstroLeah- God's love for us is so great! My favorite passage on love is 1 Corinthians 13. I can't write it all down here, but I'm sure that you know most of it. Here are just a few verses from the chapter.
"If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbol." (1 Cor. 13:1)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." (1 Cor. 13:4-5)
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor. 13:13)
1 Corinthians 13:1 is my favorite verse in the chapter because it reminds me that if I do not have love, then I am just like a gong or a cymbol.
One of my favorite verses about God' love....I have two that I can't decide which to choose!
The one I'll choose for the contest is
1 John 4:10 - Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us; and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. KJV.
I memorized this verse last year in the National Bible Bee. It was such a blessing to me as I thought about God's love. Also, when we studied the 4 types of love, he had the GREATEST love, so much so that he DIED FOR US!!!!!!! That is just amazing to me. Praise the LORD for his wonderful salvation!
but then I really like this one too :) The one above is the one for the contest ;)
The verse ....is John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his ONLY begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
So amazing. Thank you Lord for saving MY soul!
Rachel- Amen to that! It is so amazing that God would save my sinful, wicked soul, by allowing His HOLY and RIGHTEOUS Son to suffer on the cross! The Lord is so gracious. And even as Christians, we deserve nothing but endless torment in Hell.
I agree that John 3:16 is a great verse. We should always give thanks to the Lord for bringing us out of darkness. He is SO good. And His love endures forever.(Psalm 136:1 and Psalm 118:1).
@ SBG - I have the same problem, so its probably not your computer.
SavedByGrace - Yes, we were having some trouble. It should be fine now....
Thanks, Alex! Everything is working now.
John 14:21 Is my favorite verse about God's love:
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” [ESV]I've been thinking about this verse, so I'll add my thoughts:
Whoever has my commandments
I think this certainly includes memorization. Psalm 119:11, 97
and keeps them,
It is not enough to read, hear and know the word, (Rev. 1:3) but we must keep it. Romans 6:1-2: What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? We will not continue in sin if we are truly saved. We will sin, yes, but if we love sin, we were never saved in the first place, and have false assurance.
he it is who loves me.
If we know and keep the law, we will necessarily love God. Why would we know and keep the law if we didn't love God?
And he who loves me will be loved by my Father,
If we love our savior, we love his and our Father. John 14:23 The Father will also love us, for we have been adopted into his family.
and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
If we know and keep the law, not only will God the Father love us, but also the Son! In a way, we are his siblings. Matthew 12:50 We will also be taken to heaven, where we will live with him forever!
I do not have it memorized - but I will add it to my list of memory verses for tomorrow.
InSoloChristo- That is a great verse on love! We learn so much from it.
Romans 12:9-21 is another one of my favorites. Here are some of the verses from the passage:
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." (Romans 12:9)
This verse helps us remember that our love toward each other is to be sincere, or honest. We need to desire to do what is good, and hate evil. Because if we hate evil, then we love what is good.
"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." (Romans 12:10).
This verse tells us that we are to be devoted, or have an affection for each other in brotherly love. And we are to honor, or respect one another above ourselves.
"Do not repay evil for evil." (Romans 12:17a). "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21). These verses tell us not to be overcome by evil or to repay evil for evil. Meaning, we not to show revenge toward those who do evil to us. But instead, we are to show love to them by repaying them with good.
Mrs. Alvarez- I would like to enter Romans 5:8 into the February contest.
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (NIV)
I have it memorized off of MemVerse, but it will not be memorized on MemVerse until the beginning of March. Does that still count?
Thank you so much, Mrs. Alvarez! I think I forgot to tell you in the email that I'd like the Scripture Stickies in NASB. Thanks again!!! :D
My favorite verse of God's love is Romans 5:8
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
I have memorized the verse and would like it in NKJV.
Oh, one more thing:
@ChosenByHim~ Are you, by chance, reformed? lol; I can tell by your username.
@Rosie: Yes. I actually just discovered that is one of the NTOYC verses too!
Two other verses I really love about God's love (But not entries):
Psalm 136:2God is the God of gods - why? For his steadfast love endures forever. No other "god" loves anyone!
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
And this verse, perhaps more pertinent to our day and age:
Psalm 136:26God is the God of heaven - why? For his steadfast love endures forever. Heaven doesn't love us! Earth doesn't love us! Some people in this era believe we should thank "Mother Nature". Why? For one thing, saying "Mother Nature" is a fallacy called reification... But much more importantly, "she" doesn't love us! Rather give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures - how long? Forever!
Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
InSoloChristo- I'm learning Psalm 136. I should be memorizing it really soon.
Amen! We are to always give thanks to the Lord for His great love and grace towards us.
Psalm 118:1 says the same thing as Psalm 136:1.
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever."
Psalm 136 is such a wonderful chapter about God's love!
Psalm 107:1 says the same thing too.
Psalm 100:5 says:
"For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."
You can see that there are many verses from the Bible that talk about God's forever enduring love.
There are also many verses that talk about God's unfailing love. Here are a couple:
"Show us your unfailing love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation." (Psalm 85:7)
Psalm 85 is a chapter of the sons of Korah. They are asking the Lord to show His unfailing, or never failing love to them and to give them salvation.
"Let Your face shine on Your servant; save me in Your unfailing love." (Psalm 31:16)
Psalm 31 is the dedication of the temple that David built. In this verse, David is praying that God would shine His face on him and that He would, in His unfailing love, save him.
We learn so much from and about God's love! His love is SO much greater and powerful than our love could ever be!
EDIT: Wow! That is the longest comment I have ever made!
@OCTSRIS - yes, I am reformed! ;D
@ChosenByHim~ So am I. I like your username.
Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you. ~John 15:16
'Tis not that I did choose Thee, for LORD, that could not be.
This heart would still refuse Thee hadst Thou not chosen me.
~Josiah, Conder, 1836
One of my favorite verses reminding me of God's great love is 1 John 1:3 - "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." (NIV)
I have memorized part of this verse and am looking forward to having the complete verse hidden in my heart.
Great to see everyone's Scriptures about God's love. Isaiah 41:10, I think you might mean 3:1.
A favorite that has been on my mind a lot since being married is 1 Corin 13:1-3. It is amazing how love trumps everything. May we fight our flesh, our culture, and sometimes the encouragement of our Christian culture to be a selfish, temporal thinker; and radically follow our Savior in living for eternity and loving others as we love ourselves.
@Mr. Walker - Oops, sorry. It was 3:1. The typo was my fault. Isaiah41:10 is my mom, and she was telling me what to type as I was typing it.
What great verses about love - thank you all for sharing! God loved us first and loves us best and amazingly when we abide in Him we can share this love with others. I think of the song- "and they'll know we are Christians by our love by our love!"
Have a blessed day everyone!
BethanyM- sorry I didn't see your note about NASB until I had already sent out your pack from receiving your email. I hope you are enjoying your Scripture Stickies!
@ Mrs. Alvarez - That's just fine! Actually, it worked out better that they were NKJV. The pack was a surprise for my mom. She was surprised and likes them a lot. Thanks again! :)
My favorite verse about love is John 3:16.
I think that my favorite on love that I have memorized is 1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
My favorite verse about God's love is John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
I John 4:10 - In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Congratulations to this month's winner Erika Wenzel! Contact us today Erika so we can send you a free pack of heart shaped Scripture Stickies.
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Congratulations Erika Wenzel! How exciting for you!
Mrs. Alvarez- I would like to submit John 11:25 (NKJV) into the March contest.
Jesus said to her "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he will live."
This is my favorite verse on the resurrection of Jesus because He tells us that He is the resurrection, He is the life. Christ is the one who gives us life, and even if we die, we will live. For we are alive in Christ. "Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:11) "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive." (1 Cor. 15:22)
Congrats Erika! :)
I would like to submit this passage for the contest... Matthew 28:2-9
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
I know it is a long passage, but it is so amazing to me. THIS is the moment in time, when Jesus, my Savior, ROSE AGAIN!!!!! That I might live! Praise him for his great love.
My Father and almost 12 year old brother recently took at trip to Israel, and visited SO many places where our Lord walked, talked, taught, and visited the place where he was crucified and where he rose again! (the supposed sites...but they fit the Biblical description) They took a lot of pictures. Would anyone like me to put the picture of the place where Jesus was crucified and where he rose again as my picture? :)
Rachel- Amen! That is one of my favorites.God's love is amazing to me too. :) Wow! I would love to go to Israel and see places where Jesus walked!
I would like to enter Romans 1:1-6:
"Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,"I love this passage because:
First of all, it mentions being set apart for the gospel, (meaning devoted and converted to it). Then, it says that the gospel was "promised beforehand [and, here it is! God is faithful!] through his prophets in the holy Scriptures". Then it gives a beautiful description of what the gospel is about: "concerning his Son" the gospel centers around Christ, God's Son. We cannot devise good news, for we are wretched sinners. Therefore the gospel concerns God's Son, and was promised beforehand by God. Then it underscores Christ's humanity: Christ "was descended from David according to the flesh", so he was and is indeed human, and therefore liable to temptation. But later also: Christ "was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness [The Holy Spirit]". Now we come to the resurrection part: "by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord". The gospel is the gospel because of Christ, and we know Christ is the Son of God because of His resurrection. The gospel centers around Christ dying for us, and rising, in order to conquer death, that we might live. And the rest of the verse is just as wonderful.
2 Corinthians 5:13-15
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
13 If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
It reminds me that I am to live wholly for Christ and not for myself.
I have memorized this passage
Congratulations Erika! I hope you enjoy your Scripture Stickies as much as I enjoyed mine. :)
@Rachel - it would be so neat to see the pictures your brother and father took! My uncle went to Israel a few years ago.
Bethany M - neat! Did he have a nice trip?
@Rachel - yes, he did! He was even baptized in the Jordan River!
My entry is Romans 6:8-11.
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
It is so awesome to think about that Jesus died so that we could be alive in Him. And even though he died, he is now alive forever!
are you on a different account?
Yes, I started an account for Bible Bee verses, but I forgot to log out of that one before I commented. ;)
That is neat! My father and brother didn't, but they swam in the Dead Sea! :)
My profile picture is now of Golgotha, the place where Jesus died. Do you see the skull? There is a parking lot below, but I had to crop it out for the profile. Their guide said that Jesus was crucified either at the top or somewhere in where the parking lot is now. I'll do the burial place later :)
Rachel- I do! That is really neat! I can't believe they swam in the Dead Sea! That would be so fun.
ChosenByHim- Wow! In the Jordan River?! That's amazing!
Yay! I just memorized my 100th verse!
Congratulations, ChosenByHim! Just one hundred more and you can get a book at SMF! Great job!
I would like to enter Romans 6:8-11 (NASB):
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
There are a few things from this passage that really speak to me. First, we do not have to fear death, because for us, that means eternal life WITH HIM!! What a comforting thought. Secondly, the passage tells us that, since we are to be dead to sin, we are to live to God. There is no one better to live for! Give him your all!
Ironically enough (I should say, providentially) I heard a sermon about this very passage yesterday. One thing that I took away from the sermon was that we as believers have a union with one who has NEVER even been affected by sin. What comfort and joy this should give us.
Congratulations Anna Mieczkowski - you are the March winner. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your free Scripture Stickies. Thank you to everyone who shared their favorite resurrection verses!
For April I have a fun contest for you all. We are in the process of designing a new line of Scripture Stickies that are like handwritten little notes from God to you based on Bible verses. For example we have one that says: Take heart for I have overcome. Love, Jesus. These Biblical messages are a great encouragement and fun to have around. For this month's contest we want to hear what short sweet message based on the Word you would like to have posted on your desk or bedside. Here's another example: You can do all things through me. Love, Christ who gives you strength
So share your ideas and one winner will receive a pack of these new Scripture Stickies!
I have an idea for a message based on Joshua 1:9 - "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid or dismayed, for I am with you wherever you go. Love, Jesus"
I love the idea you put, AstroLeah!
Mrs. Alvarez- That sounds so neat to have Scripture Stickies with little notes from God! I'm excited to see all the ideas people put!
I have a couple ideas.
I have one based on Psalm 56:3- "Whenever you're afraid, trust in Me. Love, Jesus"
And this one is based on Psalm 4:8- "You can lie down in peace and sleep, for I will make you dwell in safety. Love, Jesus"
Congratulations, Anna, on winning the March contest!
Congratulations, Anna!! I am looking forward to seeing more entries for the April contest. I love the ones already submitted based on JOSHUA 1:9; PSALM 56:3 and PSALM 4:8.
I will add a couple more entries: "I am looking. Any wholehearted followers out there preparing to be strengthened today?" - Love, God (based on 2 CHRONICLES 16:9a)
and if I can bend the rules a little,
"Do you plan to sow sparingly or generously today? Choose wisely. Your decision will have eternal consequences and could set you apart as one loved by a powerful God who loves to make outrageous promises." - Love, uncle Paul (based on 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8)
Thanks, Julie, for providing these contests.
Even when you travel in the hardest valley, I'm there with you! Never forget that! When you are sad, I'll comfort you with my words. Love God (based on Psalm 23:4)
I leave my Peace with you; I give you my peace!!! You don't need to be afraid, if your heart is troubled, remember I LOVE YOU! Love Jesus (based on John 14:27)
Can I participate?
I have three ideas. :)
I am your light and salvation, why should you fear? I am the strength of your life, who should you be afraid of? Love, Jesus. ~ Based on Psalm 27:1
When the righteous cry, I hear, and will deliver them out of their trouble. I am near to all who are of a broken heart, I will save those who are of a contrite spirit. Many are your afflictions, but I will deliver you out of them all, Love, Your Savior. ~ Based on Psalm 34:17-19 (I hope it's okay to have more than one verse)
Good morning! I will be fighting all your battles for you today, all you need to do is be still. Have a wonderful day! Love, The LORD. ~ Based on Exodus 14:14
Btw, are these too long?
Here is another one. It is based on Psalm 46:10a- "Be still and know that I am God" Love, God.
Hi everyone! Great ideas - thanks for entering! I would like to extend this contest for another month. Please keep sharing your ideas and we will pick two winners at the end of May. Here's an idea I had:
I promise not to give you more than you can handle! -Your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
A big congratulations to Emily Hamilton on memorizing her 1,000th verse!! Great job!
Mrs. Alvarez- Here are few others (Sorry if I'm doing too many, I'd only like to enter Psalm 4:8, Psalm 46:10a and Psalm 23:1-3 ((which is in this comment)) as my ideas. Thanks!)
"I shall make you to lie down in green pastures; I shall lead you beside still waters. I will restore your soul, and I will lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake" Love, Jesus, your Shepherd.
We could come up with so many ideas!
Here's another idea based on Psalm 1:1-"I will bless you if you do not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers." Love, Jesus
Julie, thanks for encouraging us with these new Scripture Stickies ideas. I look forward to seeing everyone's new ideas and love the new promise you shared based on 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
Rosie: Thank you! :)
Mrs. Alvarez: I recently (4 days ago) memorized my 1,000 verse on Memverse, may I purchase some Scripture Stickies with the discount? Is there any way to order without using google? Thank you so much!
Congratulations Emily, on memorizing your 1,000th verse on Memverse!! What a great way to celebrate such an exciting feat. Have you decided which Scripture Stickies you will be ordering with your discount and how you will use them?
Thank you everyone for the great ideas - and no you can't enter too many! :) Keep them coming as they are an encouragement to all of us to read!
Emily- Congratulations on memorizing your 1,000th verse! Yes, you can order Scripture Stickies by mail if you prefer and send a check rather than use Google checkout on the website. Go to http://www.scripturestickies.com/shop.html and click on the order form at the top of the page then just mail it in with your payment and we will send you the Scripture Stickies. Email me email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks!
Here are a couple more!
"My laws are righteous, and in faithfulness I have afflicted you. My unfailing love will be your comfort, according to My promise to My servant, Love God." ~Based on Psalm 139: 75-76
"Trust in Me with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will make your paths straight, Love, the Lord." ~Based on Proverbs 3:5-6
Mrs. Alvarez, Thank you! Yes, I'll ask my mom if I can do the mail-in option. Sorry! I should have read everything before I asked. =) I have a bad habit of just glancing over things. :) Thank you so much!
Mr. Walker, Thanks! I think I'll order the Custom Scripture Stickies. :) And maybe the Variety Pack too. They are for my mom for Mother's Day. :D
I won't actually enter the contest because I actually have a lot of Scripture Stickies right now, but here are some of my ideas. :)
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
(based on John 14:27)
"If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
(based on Proverbs 3:24)
Okay, one more (well, at least one more :D):
Though the mountains depart and the hills be removed, my kindness shall never depart from you, nor will I remove my covenant of peace. -The LORD who has mercy on you. ~Based on Isaiah 54:10
Here is another one I really like. Oh, and since you can't enter too many, may I add this one too?
"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" Love, God. ~Based on Isaiah 41:10
This verse is full of comfort and encouragement; to be reminded that God is with us and that He will help and strengthen us is such a blessing! It grows my desire to love and serve Him more.
Mrs. Alvarez, We received our Scripture Stickies a few days ago!!! Thank you so much. My mom has already posted a whole bunch all over the house! :)
May I try?
O that thou will hearken to my commandments! then shall thy peace be as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.(Isaiah 48:18) -Love, Christ Jesus, Prince of Peace.
I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. (Isaiah 48:17) -Love, Jesus, Shepherd of your soul.
Hi, everybody! I just started a group called Scripture Stickies. Who wants to join? Just enter it as your group under your profile. :)
Here's another idea based on Mark 16:15 and Matthew 28:20:
"Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature...teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. -Your Saviour, Jesus"
I love everyone's ideas!
Based on Psalm 62:8 ~ Trust me. Love, God
Based on Matthew 28:20 ~ I'm with you, and always will be. Love, Jesus
Based on Jeremiah 33:3 ~ Call to me; I'll answer. Love, Your LORD
Based on Zephaniah 3:17 ~ I rejoice over you. Joyfully Yours, God
Based on Romans 5:8 ~ While you were still a sinner, I died for you. With love, Jesus
Based on Romans 8:37-39 ~ Nothing can separate you from my love. Nothing. ~ God
Based on Romans 8:31 ~ If I am for you, who can be against you? For you, God
I hope no one else posted this one..... :) Also, it's 12:21 EST, so it's just an idea, not an entry.
My peace (which will keep your heart and your mind through Christ Jesus) will pass your understanding. Love, God ~ Based on Philippians 4:7
What beautiful notes from the Lord to us all! That is how His Word works- He talks to us directly through it!
Thank you everyone who shared your ideas. To find out if you are a winner this month go to the Scripture Stickies website and check out our new "personal notes" pack on the shop page. If you find a verse in that pack that is based on the same Scripture reference that you suggested then you win! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a free pack of the "personal notes" Scripture Stickies.
And now for our June contest.....
At Scripture Stickies we offer packs on many different themes but one of our most popular ideas is the custom pack where you tell us which verses you want included and we make it just for you. For this contest design your own custom pack. What would you call it (the verses don't have to adhere to a theme, title could simply be your name) and which verses would you include (write them out in full here)? Winner will receive their own custom pack with the verses they chose.
We started Scripture Stickies with the Don't Worry pack and that would be my custom pack so as to constantly remind me to put my hope in the Lord and not entertain any worries!
Title: Don't Worry
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? -Luke 12:24-26
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:6-7
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” -John 14:1-4
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. -Matthew 6:33-34
I look forward to reading all of your ideas and favorite verses!
Finally for those of you not on our regular mailing list, here is a link to our most recent Scripture Stickies newsletter so you can check it out: http://www.scripturestickies.com/newsletter.html
My theme for this is 'Praising God' and here are the verses:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4
My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever. Psalm 145: 21
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Luke 1:68
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Psalm 150:1-2
Thank you, Julie!
AmyV- Did you win? If so, congratulations!!
Mrs Alvarez - do you have/can you order the Bible Bee Scripture stickies on the scripturestickies website? I can't seem to find them. Thanks!
Hi Rachel and everyone else wanting to order the Bible Bee Scripture Stickies!
We have agreed to sell them exclusively in the Bible Bee E-store so please go there to order them:
God bless you all and have a wonderful weekend!
Congratulations AmyV !!
Mrs Alvarez - Thank you!
I have a few other questions...
Is the coupon that was included in the Bible Bee box good for only your website? I really like the scripture sticky that was in the box .... it's in our kitchen :)
Also, is there another way to order off of your website, besides Google and snail mail?
Sorry to both you with all these questions :)
Questions are not a bother! :) So glad you liked the Scripture Stickie from the Bible Bee box. The coupon is good only for our website (whether you order through Google or through the mail).
You asked for another way to order- what did you have in mind? We can take your order over the phone or email and you can just send a check for payment. We could even do paypal if that would work for you. Let me know!
Have a great night!
Thank you for answering so quickly :) About ordering...I couldn't find the place to enter the coupon code, so I was wondering if you had to do it another way :)
Can you get custom made stickies?
Have a nice Sunday, Mrs Alvarez! I'm going to ask my Mom if I can order some soon :)
You enter the coupon code at checkout when you are making the payment. Sure you can order the custom packs - the coupons are good on anything - even the Scripture of the Month Clubs!
Dear Julie and everyone who has been enjoying these contests and encouragements from Scripture Stickies, please forgive me for not updating this page until over half way into June.
The June contest looks very exciting. What would be your custom made perfect set of 5 Scriptures you would love to have as Scripture Stickies (either as a theme or simply great individual verses or passages you love.)
My entry will be God's provision with my packet including:
PROVERBS 11:24-25 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly and comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
ROMANS 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Himself up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things.
LUKE 6:38 Give and it will be given to you, a good measure poured out, pressed down, and shaken together will be poured into your lap.
PHILIPPIANS 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
MATTHEW 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
with a 2nd God's provision pack consisting of 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8; GENESIS 22:14; 1 KINGS 17:6; MATTHEW 6:33 - 34; and MATTHEW 7:11.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN ORDER YOUR BIBLE BEE SCRIPTURE STICKIES from the Bible Bee at http://store.biblebee.org/products/2012-Scripture-Stickies.html
How do I enter? Do I just post the verses here.
Yes, to enter the June Scripture Stickies contest, just name your custom pack of 5 Scripture Stickies (it can be a theme or other name) and type out or copy and paste the verses here.
I would chose:
23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been
profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among
them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares
the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you
before their eyes. 24 “’For I will take you out of the nations; I will
gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your
own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be
clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your
idols. 26 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. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my
decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
2 Peter 3:3-9:
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will
come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say,
“Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died,
everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they
deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and
the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also
the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word
the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the
day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not forget
this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping
his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not
wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not
something that man made up. 12 I did not receive it from any man,
nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus
Christ. 13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,
how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy
it. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age
and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But
when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace,
was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him
among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, 17 nor did I go up to
Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went
immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus.
4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these
words: “And on the seventh day God rested from all his work.”
5 And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my
rest.” 6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who
formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of
their disobedience. 7 Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it
Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said
before: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken
later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the
people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his
own work, just as God did from his.
2 Timothy 1:2-7
2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God
the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I
serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night
and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling
your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I
have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in
your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am
persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I remind you to
fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying
on of my hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a
spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Some of my verses picks included the ones issac did! Is it fine if you repeat already selected verses? Just checking before I enter :)
When will you announce the winners?
Isaac, usually the winners are picked at the end of the month. However, with me being late putting up the June contest, Julie might switch it for this month. I am curious why you picked your 5. Is there a theme? My favorite from your list is 2 PETER 3:3-9, however, I also love 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
Yes, Rachel, I believe if you include a verse or two from the passages Isaac or anyone picked that would be fine. No one has a monopoly on the verses they chose for their personal pack. Do you have a theme for your list?
Hi everyone! Thanks for the update Phil. Let's run this for June/July to give everyone enough time to submit their ideas.
Yes you can submit the same verses if they are part of your pack idea. No worries!
I enjoyed reading your verses so far and I look forward to seeing more entries for this contest. :)
Okay! I'll work my pack idea and will post my choices (hopefully) soon. ;)
Mrs. Alvarez, if someone hasn't claimed their Scripture Stickies pack from a contest, do they still qualify for it?
Here are some from the Bright Lights set 6 memory pack. I hope to share these with the BL group that meets at a friend's house with most of the girls being from our church. (their BL group uses KJV so that is the version posted here):
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
1 Corinthians 14:33
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
1 Corinthians 14:40
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean (ordinary) men.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
1 Peter 5:5
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Here's my entry that I would title "Witnessing":
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
I would call this set "God's Righteousness":
23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
15My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. 16With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
15Man is humbled, and each one is brought low, and the eyes of the haughty are brought low. 16But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21
21For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Wow that sounds great! When I heard about this I cried like a small group leader.
I would call my entry "I am not ashamed!" (in KJV)
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us
Psalm 25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Great to see the verses in the "I am not ashamed"; the "God's Righteousness"; the "Witnessing" and the "Bright Lights" packs. God's Word is so powerful and delightful. Thanks, Lord, for giving us these truths to build our lives on.
Thanks, Julie, for these contests that help us think about the Scripture. And thanks even more for making Scripture Stickies to help us treasure Scripture and share Scripture with friends for them to enjoy, memorize, and treasure.
Today is the last day for the June/July contest. Anybody else going to add in a packet before the 11:59pm (Hawaii time) deadline?
I would call my entry, "Meditation".
Psalm 119:15-16 "I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word."
Psalm 119:97 "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day."
Psalm 145:5 "I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works."
Psalm 1:2 "But His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law He meditates day and night."
Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."
Psalm 104:34 "May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord."
The Lord has really been reminding me lately to keep my meditation pure and wholesome. I want my meditation to be sweet to Him, just like Psalm 104:34 says.
oops - totally forgot about entering - anyway, it was fun seeing your packs!
These are all great ideas- thank you to everyone who shared!! Our winner this month is Emily Hamilton so please contact me at email@example.com with your address and I will send you a free pack of Scripture Stickies.
For our August contest please share your favorite place to post Scripture to help you memorize. For example I love to put Scripture Stickies on the exercise machine so I can read it over and over while I work out. It is a physical and spiritual exercise at the same time! Where is your favorite place to memorize and meditate on the Word of God?
Christ-is-Lord: If you still need to claim a previous prize it is ok, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you.
Thank you everyone and God bless you!
Congratulations, Emily Hamilton!!
We often post the Scripture we are working on over the sink so we can work on it while we are washing dishes.
I often like to post scripture above the sinks/on the cupboards, next to my bed, and on the bathroom mirror. :) if I'm working on a chapter, I usually post copies of the chapter around the house, so when I pass it, I read through it/glance over it...it really helps me :)
I like posting scripture in the bathroom. It gives you something to do in the bathroom and you have a lot of time to do it if you spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Do we need to post new verses for our packs or is it a set one or what?
Congratulations, Emily Hamilton!! Love your list of "I am not ashamed" verses, especially 2 TIM 1:12.
Julie, thanks for doing this and inspiring more Scripture memory. New contest looks interesting. I am curious how creative our Memverse people are.
I have one of my favorite verses (1 Peter 5:10) posted on a mirror in my room so that I can see it every morning and be reminded of its message.
It seems that most of the comments on this page are italicized. I tried to fix it by typing < / i > (without the spaces) but it didn't work. Maybe if God's Maiden of Virtue can edit her comment above and put an "end italics" HTML code at the end, it will solve the problem.
This might sound a little silly, but I really like to write verses on my hand - it's always there when you need it (except for if you wash your hands to many times....:P)
I will also post them on the mirror in our bathroom while I'm working my chores, beside the sink when I'm washing dishes, or write it on a 3 x 5 card to put in my pocket and carry with me.
Wow!!! Thank you so, so much!!!
I usually write verses on post-it notes and put them on a little wall space next to my bathroom mirror. I also will put them in different places on my desk.
Bethany- I guess you're not the only one; I write a verse on my hand occasionally too.
Matthew- It worked! BTW...how did you know it was me who needed to add that?
I like to post verses around my bed so that I can see them whenever I am in my room. The verses are usually ones that apply to something that I am learning or that I think will be encouraging later, and I can think about them while working on homework, reading, or resting. Examples: Dan. 4:35 to show that God is in control of any circumstance; Col. 3:22-24 when I am tempted to complain about an authority; a passage from Psalms just to remember to praise God!
(Another idea: My sister likes to make screen savers for her computer from verses she is trying to memorize. She uses PowerPoint slides to illustrate each verse or phrase.)
Hmm. GMOV, all of the comments are still italic for me. I think you misunderstood what I said, because I checked the source of this page and saw that you didn't put the "end italics" code on the post I meant for you to. I meant for you to edit the comment waaaay up there that begins with "AmyV- That is one of my favorite verses on love too." It looks like you accidentally put a "begin italics" code at the end of that comment, not a "end italics" code. I knew that it needed to be you because your comment was the last one that had anything but italics in it.
I just edited the comment and put in the end italics tag.
Thanks Mrs. Alvarez! I'll contact you when I can.
where am i supposed to enter into the contest?
Mrs. Alvarez, thank you so much! I received the Scripture Stickies yesterday! I love them! thank you for putting on these contests!
@BBB, All you have to do is post your entry here on the blog!
Alex Watt- Thanks (I had no idea what comment he was talking about).
I post Scripture on the bathroom mirror and above the kitchen sink where I do dishes.
Plus, whatever passage I am working on for the day gets clipped to the clothesline while I'm hanging up clothes, on to the raspberry bush when I'm picking berries, in the garden while pulling weeds.
I like to post verses on my bed because God's word makes me peaceful.
My favourite place is to insert a flashcard with a Scripture verse into a small enclosure which I made, at the corners to the card on the wall( so that I'll be able to replace it easily with another card whenever needed) just by my bedside. Thats the place I often look on entering my room.I can also see the verse by its reflection in the mirror, when i stand infront of the mirror. At present I have got the verse John 15:16 posted.
My another favourite place to post a Scripture verse is on the fridge.
Great ideas on places to post Scripture everyone -thanks! The winner this month is Eunice Sophia (please email me at email@example.com with your mailing address and preferred version of the Bible and I will send you a free pack of Scripture Stickies). Congrats!
For October's contest I would love to hear what verse or Bible story God has recently been using in your life and how. Please share and encourage all of us! For me right now it is the story of the man born blind and the disciples ask why this happened- was it sin in his life or his parents. Jesus reminded them that this happened not due to anyone's sin but so that the work of God could be shown in His life. As I go through trials I need to remember that God's work is being shown in my life as I trust in Him and put Him at the forefront. What a testimony to others (and to myself!!) when this happens. Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you very much Mrs. Alvarez. Thats a real surprise!
Mrs. Alvarez, did you mean to say September's contest, instead of October's contest? Maybe that's the reason nobody has entered...
One passage that God has used in my life lately is Jeremiah 9:23-24. I just recently memorized it for the National Bible Bee and instantly knew that it would become one of my favorite verses. It says "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD." God has used this verse to remind me not to boast in anything I am or I've done, but always to boast in what He is and does. Like the song by Casting Crowns that says "Not because of who I am, but because of what You've done. Not because of what I've done, but because of Who You are."
Oops I did mean September - thanks for catching my error! Your verse reminds me of the fact that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. As in, that's the only way I can do all things!! Thanks for sharing. Let's keep going through October on this one considering we are almost there already....
Matthew 11:25-26 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure."
God has really been using this verse in my life recently:
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word! Be ready in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and doctrine.
"Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol."
The Lord has been teaching me a lot through this passage lately. I have grown to love this passage so much- it is very encouraging to me!
Provided the contest continues into October, (if it doesn't, two-fifths of the contestants will be disqualified :P) here's my 'entry':
And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
I have not lost anything when compared to Job, (or a lot of people), but this verse has taught, or else, built up my submission to the Will. I could not complain unless I were cast to hell - and then I should only mourn that Christ suffered unnecessarily!
By the way, if two-fifths of those who entered are left out - let us together bless the name of the Self-Existent!
Congratulations, Eunice on being the August winner and our first winner from outside the USA. My entry for the Sept/Oct contest is the familiar David and Goliath story. One of the students here painted a giant picture of David approaching Goliath on our wall. I am embarrassed and saddened by the many times I am intimidated by problems or challenges in my life that are much smaller than a 9 foot giant wanting to kill me. Lord, I pray that you will give me and my family the courage and faith you gave David . Enjoying reading Scripture others are thinking about.
Thanks Phil. In fact I was delighted to see this gift that has traveled so far to reach me. This gift packed with God's Word reminded me of the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus,The Word who came from heaven to the earth.
My entry: Luke 10:39-42.39 Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Lord has been teaching me that it is 'that good part' which needs attention and not things which seem to worry me a lot: be it which disappoint, worry, distract me like Martha, 'who was cumbered about much serving' from seeing His glorious face and to learn of Him. Then everything else will get easier to handle. Also, not to fear that i may fall but just trust like a child, because underneath are His everlasting arms.
This made me remember the chorus my grandma taught me long back,
Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full on His wonderful face And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace.
PS. Just liked to share mine though not into contest as I was encouraged by The Word in other entries.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 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. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.And
22 Slaves obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ..
2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Ephesians 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The first and last ones remind me that God has plans for me in my life. The second one reminds me to work for the Lord with a full heart.The third one tell me that I AM a new creation. I like thinking of a butterfly.It begins as a caterpillar,but then turns into a butterfly as a new creation.(My name came from 2 Corinthians 5:17)
I really hate to spoil this, but the first passage you chose, Jeremiah 29:11-13, was written to Israel while it was in exile, not to us Christians. God's plans in that verse were referring only to His plans to prosper Israel, not to prosper us. God may prosper us, but that really has nothing to do with those verses. What God has promised us is that we will be persecuted if we truly are His. Really sorry to correct that, but I felt that I had to.
SBG - I agree that Jeremiah was talking to Jews in exile. IaNC only said, however, that the verse reminded him/her that God has a plan for one's life.
Surely if God had a plan for his people in the time of Jeremiah we can infer that he has a plan for us now? I would suggest that there is more continuity than frequently admitted. We prosper spiritually today precisely because of God's plan for the Jews in exile. Where would we be were it not for the remnant God gathered to himself?
Second, the promises of persecution were given to 1st C Jews on a hillside and to early churches under threat from Rome; but we have no hesitation in applying the principle to us today. A line drawn from the 21C church back through a sermon on a Capernaum hillside would likely intersect the prophet Jeremiah. Prosperity and persecution have always been part of God's plan.
@SBG Though I agree with what you said, I do want to point out some things. Those verses were written to the Israelites, but in other places in the bible, it does say that God has plans for our life, and that his plans are good. Second, in Philippians 4:13, Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Does that mean that we can't do all things through Christ, or that Christ only strengthens Paul and not us? I understand that this is not the best place to discuss something like this. If you want to discuss this further, could we create a topic under the "Theology Discussions" forum?
@Eunice Sophia - congratulations on winning the contest! Are you a missionary to India? I might go there on a missions trip in January!
AstroLeah, Thank you. Am not a missionary, but very much a native of India.
This month (and September combined) the winner referred to Jeremiah 9:23-24. I'll let you all reread the comments and see if you can figure out who that is. :) Then that person should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their free pack!
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That's me! Thanks Mrs. Alvarez! ("Rainbowchocolatecandy" is my Bible Bee account. :) )
Congratulations Matthew Minica!
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