SSMT 2017: Verse 3!


Hey Everyone! Time for our next verse! Queen Esther and I are inching our way through the one-chapter book of Philemon so this puts me on the third verse:

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 ESV




I love, love, LOVE the verse below if you could use a recommendation this time around. I love what it promises. I love its rhythm. I love that it moves from “God is able” to the promise that frail humans like us who trust in Him “will abound in EVERY GOOD WORK.” Abundant life (John 10:10) abounds in good works. That, Darling, will preach.


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV



I love you. I’m proud of you. May Jesus be all over you today, loved ones.


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  1. 701
    Kim Uden says:

    Kim from Chatham, Illinois

    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

    Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

  2. 702
    Christa says:

    Christa, Roseville, CA (soon to be Vancouver, WA!)

    “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18

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    Cori Gerlach says:

    Cori from Lock Haven “If my people,who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” 2 chronicles 7:14 NIV

  4. 704
    Georgia Antillon says:

    Georgia from Webb City, MO

    And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice- the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
    Romans 12:1 NLT

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    April says:

    Shoreline, WA
    Colossians 3:14 (NASB)
    14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

  6. 706
    Tini Siders says:

    Tini Siders from Montgomery Tx -and God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Cor 9:8 NASB

  7. 707
    Sara Martin says:

    Sara from Houston, TX: Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. Psalm 27:3, NIV

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    Regina says:

    Regina from Sugar Land, TX – And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) (ps…I was going to do a different verse but this hit me right where and when it needed to. thank you for the recommendation!) 😉

  9. 709
    Sallie Russ says:

    Sallie Russ, Greenwood, SC
    Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgement. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 HCSB

  10. 710
    Abbey Towles Russ says:

    Abbey Towles Russ, Greenwood, SC
    Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgement. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 HCSB

  11. 711
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    “nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 8:39 ESV

  12. 712
    Lisa Younce says:

    Lisa, McKinney,TX “But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  13. 713
    Michelle Kulcharyk says:

    Michelle K, New Baltimore, MI
    I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.
    John 10:28

  14. 714
    Stephanie C says:

    Stephanie C – Meridian, ID – Psalms 25:5 NIV

    “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

  15. 715
    Marji King says:

    Marji King from Ramona, CA
    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1 NIV

  16. 716
    Barbara Ordner says:

    Barbara Ordner, Tomball, TX
    Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart.. Isaiah 7:4 NIV

  17. 717
    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone from Boulder, CO: “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV

  18. 718
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Albuquerque, NM
    2 Peter 1:4 HCSB
    By these has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.

  19. 719
    Jerri says:

    Jerri, Wimberley TX.
    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  20. 720
    Donna Becker, Woodburn , IN says:

    Lamenting 3:23, 24 (NIV) They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself,”The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him”.

  21. 721
    Cindy Kircher says:

    Cindy, Franklin TN: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  22. 722
    Martha James says:

    Martha. Cocoa, FL Holman
    Verse 3
    2 Timothy 2:26
    Then they come to their senses and escape the Devil’s trap, having been captured by him to do his will. (Continuation of my 2Timothy verses)

  23. 723
    Donna Smith says:

    Donna from Athens, GA: “And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?” Matthew 6:27, RSV-2CE

  24. 724
    Elizabeth Parker says:

    Elizabeth Parker, Myrtle Beach, SC
    ” Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  25. 725
    Marilyn Nelson says:

    James 1:5-6 Amplified

    If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God {Who gives} to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

    Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.

  26. 726
    Rachel Kocher says:

    Rachel from Charlotte, NC: Psalm 25:3 ESV
    “Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.”

  27. 727
    Kim says:

    Kim Noblesville,IN. Psalm 33:20 NIV. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

  28. 728
    Allyaggie says:

    League City TX
    Psalm 86:3 ESV
    Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.

  29. 729
    Susan McAnally says:

    Susan McAnally from Pittsburgh, PA:

    no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.

  30. 730
    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany from Port Orange, FL

    Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. -James 3:1 (ESV)

  31. 731
    Stacey Malson says:

    Stacey – Kerrville, TX “Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” Ephesians 3:20 NLT

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    Katrina Casey says:

    Katrina from Chandler, OK
    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4-8-9 ESV

  33. 733
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe, Knoxville, TN
    “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  34. 734
    Deb Mountsier says:

    Deb Mountsier
    Mason, OH
    2 Corinthians 2:1 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

  35. 735
    Kate says:

    Kate, Bristol, UK

    Jeremiah 29:7
    Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.’ NIV

  36. 736
    Jean Harrison says:

    Jean Harrison, Woodbine, GA, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon 1:3 NIV

  37. 737
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe, Knoxville TN – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  38. 738
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy Heindl, Cottageville WV John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them. Verily, verily, I say unto you. Before Abraham was, I Am.” KJV

  39. 739
    Terri Assael says:

    Terri Assael – State College, PA

    “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the King asked. “Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered. Esther 6:3 NIV

  40. 740
    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith from Adairsville, GA Grace, mercy and peace will be with us from the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. 2 John 3 ESV

  41. 741
    Bettie Thompson says:

    Cary, NC

    Isaiah 43: 18, 19 NIV

    Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.

    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

  42. 742
    Jennifer Vazquez says:

    Jennifer Vazquez – Orlando, FL – If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Ana Kempfer says:

    Ana from Dayton, TX.
    I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. II Tim. 1:3 ESV

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    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Russellville, AR

    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
    Matthew 5:5 NIV

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    Vickie Gainous says:

    Vickie Gainous from Cairo, GA
    For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more surely, having been reconciled will we be saved by His life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned – sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law. Yet death exercised dominion from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come. Romans 5: 10-14 NRSV

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    Lisa Hoover says:

    4.Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5. it is not rude. it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil.
    I Corinthians13: 4-5 (NIV)

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    Judy says:

    Judy, Oswego, NY

    Romans 12:3 ESV “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more height than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”

  48. 748
    Karen says:

    Karen from Fairfield Ca.
    Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father and I too will love him and show myself to him.
    John 14:21

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    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Granger, IN John 14:15-16 (NIV) If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever –

  50. 750
    Gina Demangos says:

    Gina Demangos San Diego, CA

    Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness, give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
    Psalm 86:11 NIV

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