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. 101
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Proverbs 4:23 NIV
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Prov 4:23

  2. 102
    Christine caine says:

    Christine Caine Los Angeles California “You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees” psalm 119:68 NIV

  3. 103
    Amy says:

    Amy7634 from the Midwest:

    “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God…”

    Romans 4:20 (NIV)

  4. 104
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 1 John 3:16 TNIV

  5. 105
    Kristen says:

    Kristen from Indianapolis, IN

    I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers
    ~ Philemon 4 NIV

  6. 106
    Christine caine says:

    Christine Caine Los Angeles California “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 ESV

  7. 107
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA

    “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
    to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort those who mourn,”

    Isaiah 61:1-2 NKJV

  8. 108
    Jerri says:

    Jerri, Wimberley TX,
    “The Lord, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8. NIV

  9. 109
    Amy Harrington says:

    Amy Harrington from Louisville, KY “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,” Romans 12:4 NLT

  10. 110
    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    One thing have I asked of the Lord, That will I seek after, That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 ESV

  11. 111
    Lesley McLeod says:

    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Romans 8:1 (NIV)
    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

  12. 112
    Kim Auvenshine says:

    Kim Auvenshine, Fort Worth, TX
    “Then I called on the name of the LORD: “Please, LORD, save me!””
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  13. 113
    Kathryn Andrews says:

    Kathryn Andrews, Chattanooga, TN
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV

  14. 114
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, OH

    “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” — Jude 4 (NIV)

  15. 115
    Kelly D says:

    Kelly D from Sparks, NV “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV

  16. 116
    Sarah Whitt says:

    Sarah Whitt, Fort Worth, TX
    “But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭130:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  17. 117
    Katrinna says:

    Katrinna, Bossier City, LA, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

  18. 118
    Stacy Minor says:

    Stacy Minor from Big Lake, MN
    That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
    But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit of God living in you. (Remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) Romans 8:8-9 NLT

  19. 119
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton, UT
    “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  20. 120
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion From Grandview, TX

    “And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”

  21. 121
    Stacey Mills says:

    Stacey Mills, Bossier City, LA

    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

    Psalm 37:4 NIV

  22. 122
    Beth Belflower says:

    Beth Belflower
    Caddo Mills, Texas

    James 1:19-20 (ESV)
    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

  23. 123
    Nancy Minor says:

    Nancy Minor from Columbia,MO You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.Isaiah 26:3

  24. 124
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Houston Texas
    “No one serving as a soldier gets tangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Timothy 2:4, NIV

  25. 125
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    West Lafayette, IN
    Colossians 1:9
    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives

  26. 126
    Margo says:

    Margo Burlington Ontario
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12 NIV

  27. 127

    Eva, Knoxville, TN -In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, Ephesians 6:16a NIV

  28. 128
    Beth G says:

    Beth G from Pittsburgh, PA. “Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3 NASB

  29. 129
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11 NIV

  30. 130
    Linda says:

    Hebrew CH 11 vs 2
    For by itthe men of old received divine approval

  31. 131
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Brighton, IL
    If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who give generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 (NIV)

  32. 132
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews from Belllaire, Texas
    For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spread out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but it’s leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8 NKJV

  33. 133
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis Ore City, TX
    “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
    Hebrews 4:16 KJV

  34. 134
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:14-15a (NIV)

  35. 135
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here !

  36. 136
    Neta says:

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Neta Rose, Smithville, TX Luke 10:21 NRSV
    At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

  37. 137
    Liz says:

    Liz from Bronx, NY:
    “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  38. 138
    Heather Glover says:

    Heather Glover Northern Ireland
    Praise the Lord with the harp; make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Psalm 33 vs. (NKJV)

  39. 139
    Susan Klapesky says:

    Susan Klapesky, Houston, TX “You, through your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies for they are ever with me.” Psalm 119:98 NKJV

  40. 140
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer M mommiejennm from Greensburg, Louisiana

    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.
    Psalm 37:8 (NIV)

  41. 141
    Elaina says:

    “O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit” Psalm 30:3 ESV

  42. 142
    Arla says:

    Arla, Benton, AR

    “Anyone who wants to serve ME must follow ME, because My servants must be where I am. And the FATHER will honor anyone who serves ME.” John 12:26

  43. 143
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

  44. 144
    LPM-KMac says:

    Kimberly, Cypress, TX
    And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, [Matt 6:28 ESV]

  45. 145
    Sandra Kent says:

    Sandra Kent, Gwinn MI

    Col 3:12 ESV
    Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

  46. 146
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

    Colossians 3:4 (ESV)

  47. 147
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 1:6 NET

  48. 148
    Kay G says:

    Kay, Deer Park T
    “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
    James 1:4 NIV’84

  49. 149
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana – Midland, Texas

    the Lord make His face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;

    Numbers 6:25 NIV

  50. 150
    Alaina says:

    Alaina // Flint, TX

    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

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