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. 1551
    Trudy says:

    Dear Beth

    I have only recently come to Jesus and heard about you. I am going through some serious health challenges at the moment but during treatment, I have been listening to you and you are so encouraging and give me hope


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      Media says:

      Thank you for sharing, Trudy. We are so thankful to have you as our new sister in Christ! Praying for strength and peace for you during your treatment.

  2. 1552
    Mary Owen says:

    Mary Owen from Ruston, LA. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth- a stranger, not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2 (NLT)

  3. 1553
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4 ESV

  4. 1554
    Diane Suess says:

    Diane S from Santa Clarita, CA

    For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalms 84:11 MEV

  5. 1555
    Susan Boland says:

    Susan B. – Chapin, SC
    1 Peter 4:10 NIV

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

  6. 1556
    Maria, West Des Moines Ia. says:

    HE must become greater and greater,

    and I must become less and less.

    John 3:30 NLT

    In other words
    Get OVER Myself!

  7. 1557
    Reann Jaminet says:

    Reann Jaminet, Sioux City, IA
    Proverbs 21:23(ESV) Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

  8. 1558
    Chaundel Holladay says:

    Chaundel Holladay
    Lake Forest, CA

    Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13b (NLT)

  9. 1559
    Sharleen Copp says:

    For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. Hebrews 3:14 NKJ

  10. 1560
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni Westland, MI

    John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye except ye abide in me. KJV

  11. 1561
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Mosinee, WI

    In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
    Ephesians 6:16 ESV

  12. 1562
    Lois says:

    Lois fro New York

    For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men
    Titus 2:11 NKJV

  13. 1563
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Seymour, Texas “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,” I Timothy 1: 8-9

  14. 1564
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally, Sturgis, MI

    See, God has come to save me.
    I will trust in Him and not be afraid.
    The Lord God is my strength and my song;
    He has given me victory.

    Isaiah 12:2

  15. 1565
    Debbie says:

    “…for I satisfy the thirsty person and feed all those who are weak.” Jeremiah 31:25 HCSB

  16. 1566
    Keron Privon says:

    Keron, Boise, ID
    Delight yourself in the Lord,
    And he will give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4 ESV

  17. 1567
    Payton Weinzapfel says:

    Payton Weinzapfel from Rowlett, Texas: “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” Matthew 5:3 HCSB

  18. 1568
    Lani says:

    Lani, Wilton, Ca
    And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you maybe filled with the fullness of God. Eph 3:19 ESV

  19. 1569
    Missy S says:

    Missy S, Charlotte, NC

    Continuing in Psalm 119…

    “My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.” ~Psalm 119:81 (ESV)

  20. 1570
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    Hebrews 13:15 NIV
    By him let us continnually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

  21. 1571
    Evelyn says:

    “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do what pleases [God].”
    (Phil 2:13; NLT)
    Evelyn, Watertown, MA

  22. 1572
    pat says:

    Pat from Springfield, MO

    Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 (HCSB)

  23. 1573
    Joyce says:

    Seneca, SC

    “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!”

    Psalm 103:1 (ESV)

  24. 1574
    Jenni Neal says:

    Jenni from Dunn, NC
    “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  25. 1575
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill, Puyallup, WA
    “The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me.”
    Psalm 18:4, NLT

  26. 1576
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin
    The Woodlands, Texas

    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of our God and Father.” NKJV

  27. 1577
    Syneva Mullins says:

    Syneva, Topeka, Kansas

    Psalm 139:4 “Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.” ESV

  28. 1578
    Elisha says:

    Elisha Hamilton, Kankakee, IL
    “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly, we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Cor. 4:2 NIV

  29. 1579
    Shelley Seagler says:

    Shelley in Ft. Worth, TX
    “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”
    Ephesians 2:22(NIV)

  30. 1580
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Elmira, Ontario
    1 John 4:10 NIV
    This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

  31. 1581
    Sherrie says:

    Sherrie, Martinsville VA. For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper you & not to harm you plans to give you hope & a future. ( Jeremiah 29:11) NIV

  32. 1582
    Claudia Hartwig says:

    Claudia from Edmond, OK
    “He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.”
    Job 9:10 (NLT)

  33. 1583
    Joanne Myette says:

    Joanne Myette, Carver,MA I’ m doing two because I somehow missed number3. Psalm139:3-4 NIV You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you Lord, know it completely.

  34. 1584
    Lynne Molyneaux says:

    Lynne from Pittsburgh, Pa

    “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

    2 Thessalonians 3:3, NIV

  35. 1585
    Judy S says:

    Judy S., Simpsonville, SC

    Psalm 103:12 …as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. (NIV)

  36. 1586
    Susan says:

    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    Susan Tillley N Charleston SC

  37. 1587
    Linda Nelson says:

    Linda Nelson, Harvest, AL

    Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. NIV

  38. 1588
    Donna Talasek says:

    Donna Talasek – Angleton, TX

    O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Psalm 25:2 ESV

  39. 1589
    Lori Kelly says:

    Lori in San Jose CA.
    Matt. 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “. (NIV)

  40. 1590
    Kim says:

    Kim from Pittsburg, MO
    “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.” Psalm 65:8 NIV

  41. 1591
    Krista and Allison, Lakenheath UK says:

    Ephesians 2:4-5

    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

  42. 1592
    Tanya MacKay says:

    Tanya from Moose Jaw, Canada. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV.

  43. 1593
    Stacey Cochran says:

    Stacey Cochran, Centreville, AL: He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4 ESV

  44. 1594
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    To an inheritance incorruptible and undefined and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

    1 Peter 1:4

  45. 1595
    Mary Annis Witt says:

    Mary Annis Witt, Jacksonville,TX

    “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. ” Psalm 23:1

  46. 1596
    Gaye Swaim says:

    Gaye Swaim, Traphill, NC. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by him in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:15-16)HCS

  47. 1597
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay Houston, TX

    Romans 15:13

    May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace
    As you trust in him
    So that you may overflow with hope
    By the power of the Holy Spirit.

  48. 1598
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Houston TX
    “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”
    Psalm 139:3 NIV

  49. 1599
    Leise Wells says:

    Leise Wells, Valley Mills, TX – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy, and dearly loved. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV

  50. 1600
    Judy McCarver says:

    Psalm 34
    3 Glorify the Lord with me;
    let us exalt his name together. NIV
    Judy McCarver. Houston TX

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