SSMT 2017: Verse 4!




OK, my beloveds! It’s time for verse 4! Since I’m whittling my way through the one-chapter Book of Philemon and the individual verses don’t stand alone as well, I’ve been giving you an alternative verse as an option for those looking for ideas. This one, however, is so good that it serves perfectly. By all means, share it if you like!

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

You are a tremendous joy to me and, just in case you don’t feel like this to a whole lot of people: you a very, VERY big deal to all 14 of us at LPM.

With much affection,



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  1. 51
    Janice Knott says:

    Janice Knott: Magnolia, TX

    Do all things without grumbling or disputing; Phil. 2:14 . NASB

  2. 52
    Amy Williams says:

    Amy from Destrehan, Louisiana
    Hebrews 4:14 ESV
    And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him whom we must give account.

  3. 53
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

    2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV

  4. 54
    Gina says:

    Gina from Naperville, IL
    For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NLT

  5. 55
    Jenn M says:

    Jenn M (Cincinnati, OH):
    “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 ESV

    **Love the video Beth!! So fun to see!!

  6. 56
    Elaine Puckett says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Spgs, GA ~ “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭(NASB)‬‬

  7. 57
    Tessa Woodcock says:

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
    Proverbs 9:10

  8. 58
    KristinaNicole says:

    Kristina, Hoover, AL: “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 NIV

  9. 59
    Cathy Porter says:

    Cathy, Hot Springs Village, AR “Give us today our daily bread. Matthew 6:10”

  10. 60
    Janet says:

    1 Peter 5:10 NIV

    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  11. 61
    Brenda K says:

    Brenda K from St. Peters, Missouri:

    “For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble;
    He will conceal me under the cover of His tent;
    He will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 ESV

  12. 62
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” ~Proverbs 31:27 NIV

  13. 63
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, Tx

    Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
    Psalm 139:4 NIV (1984)

  14. 64
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado from Rolling Meadows, IL: Let everything you do be done in love ( true love to God and man as inspired by God’s love for us). 1 Corinthians 16:14 AMPC

  15. 65
    Dot Dunaway says:

    Wilmer AL
    John 14:27. NIV

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you . I do not give to you as the world gives.
    Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  16. 66
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, Texas

    “if we are faithless, He remains faithful – for He cannot deny Himself.”

    2 Timothy 2:13 ESV

  17. 67
    Stacy Brozek says:

    Stacy from Houston, TX
    But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
    1 Timothy 6:11 (NIV)

  18. 68
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell from Buda, TX

    I sought the LORD and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 (ESV)

  19. 69
    Loretta says:

    Loretta Murrayville, GA

    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” 1
    Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

  20. 70
    WhittyWife says:

    Lindsay ~ Dedham, Maine

    “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

    Proverbs 31:26 (NIV)

  21. 71

    Keri Lee, Las Vegas, NV. ““My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  22. 72
    Valarie says:

    Valarie Tipton Dayton TN “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4: NASB

  23. 73
    rachel cleveland says:

    Rachel Cleveland, from Adams, TN
    “Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Ps 103:3 NIV

  24. 74
    Cheryl Paganelli says:

    Cheryl Paganelli, Medford, NJ. ” When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume you.”
    Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

  25. 75
    anita gray says:

    Cabot, AR–15 “It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.” Philippians 1: 15-18 niv

  26. 76
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina,Oh
    Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
    2Peter 1:4 NIV

  27. 77
    Cathy, Orlando says:

    But Jesus immediately said to them, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid.”
    “Lord, if it is you,” replied Peter, “Tell me to come to you on the water.”
    “Come,” Jesus said.

    Matt. 14:27-29

  28. 78
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, Amherst, Ohio
    1 Peter 5:8 NIV
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls
    around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

  29. 79
    Penny Benton, Cottonwood CA says:

    2 Timothy 4:18 (NLT)
    Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen!
    2 Timothy 4:18 (NLT)

  30. 80
    Anna Scantlan says:

    Anna S, Sullivan, Missouri
    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

  31. 81
    Mary Ruth says:

    Mary Ruth from Normal, IL – “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,” Ephesians 6:14 NIV

  32. 82
    Dawn T. says:

    Dawn T., Orland Park, IL

    “The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.”

    Psalm 145:13b NIV

  33. 83
    Grace Kunde says:

    Grace Kunde, Sandy UT

    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

    Psalm 25:3 NIV

  34. 84
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen from Ramona, CA

    “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”

    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  35. 85
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger from Wetumpka, AL

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NASB

  36. 86
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Dodd, Queen City, TX

    But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

    Luke 2:19 NKJV

  37. 87

    Debbie Hazard from Lancaster, California
    “I am the vine, you are the branches,
    he who abides in Me and I in him, he
    bears much fruit, for apart from Me
    you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NASB

  38. 88
    Lori says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    “However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  39. 89
    Elizabeth L. Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

    James 1:9-11

  40. 90

    Janice in Abbeville, AL

    “For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it all together.”
    Psalm 139:4 NKJV

  41. 91
    Shannon Elliott says:

    2 Timothy 1:4
    Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

  42. 92
    Cynda says:

    Cynda Cottrill valley Park, MO

    6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
    Psalm 62:6 HCSB

  43. 93
    Shannon Elliott says:

    Seneca, SC

    2 Timothy 1:4 (NIV)

    Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

  44. 94

    Jan Morton
    Hawkinsville, GA

    Philemon 1:4 (ESV)
    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUSBAND! I do thank my God always for you.

  45. 95
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna Diaz from Reston, Virginia: “All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.” Ephesians 1.20-23 (MSG)

    Also, in case others are interested…the Scripture Typer app – helps with Scripture Memory! I heard about it from a friend:

    Lastly, love the new look of waves/curls in your hair. 🙂

  46. 96
    Angie Sarich says:

    Angie Sarich, Deland FL

    Choosing this one because it was a powerful one from my Pastors message, Sunday 🙂

    “Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”
    (Psalm 127:1, NASB)

  47. 97
    Regina says:

    Regina Orr, Floydada, Texas

    “Oh magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together!” Psalm 34:3 ESV

  48. 98
    Ashley says:

    Ashley Chico,Ca

    “Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” John 10:3-4 ESV

  49. 99
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.

    Psalm 123:4

  50. 100
    Brenda Lyon says:

    Brenda Lyon from Wagoner, OK: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4 NLT

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