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. 1901
    Lisa Kennedy says:

    Lisa Kennedy, Menifee, CA
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  2. 1902
    Tanis Searle says:

    Tanis, Cranbrook BC

    Romans 8:35 HCSB. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

  3. 1903
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Divide, CO

    1 Peter 3:4 ESV
    Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

  4. 1904
    Tanya Greene - Fairfax, VA says:

    Philemon 4-7 I always thank my God, as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, (sister), have refreshed the hearts of the saints. (NIV Study Bible)

  5. 1905
    Jessica overgoner says:

    Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

  6. 1906
    Kerry says:

    Kerry from Houston, TX

    Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

    Romans 12:11,12

  7. 1907
    Paula Ashton says:

    Paula Ashton cocoa fl

    “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  8. 1908
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey from Proctorville, Ohio
    Verse 4

    Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
    Ephesians 2:9 ESV

  9. 1909
    Myrna Mason says:

    Myrna Mason Rockledge FL

    “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭100:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  10. 1910
    Heather Fitzgerald says:

    Heather from Placerville, CA:
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being. Ephesians 3:16

  11. 1911
    Julee Hammond says:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4

  12. 1912
    Debbie Williams says:

    Debbie Williams from Ortonville, Mi

    may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    Ephesians 3:18,19 NIV

  13. 1913
    Carla says:

    Carla from Brighton, IL Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19NIV

  14. 1914
    Sheri New says:

    Sheri New Atlanta, TX I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NKJV

  15. 1915
    Shelby Howe says:

    Shelby from Shreveport, LA
    Deuteronomy 28:1 (NIV) If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on the Earth.

  16. 1916
    Liz Holliday says:

    He leads beside still waters. He restores my soul.
    Psalm 23:2-3 NKJV

  17. 1917
    Donna white says:

    Ephesians 1:5

    He predestined us for adoption to himself, as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. (ESV)

  18. 1918
    Whitney Jarnagin says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    Psalm 23:4. ESV

  19. 1919
    Brenda McGurk says:

    Brenda McGurk, Medina, Ohio

    But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

    Matthew 12:36 (NIV)

  20. 1920
    Staci Webb says:

    “Have patience, God isn’t finished yet”. Philippians 1:5

  21. 1921
    Kristin St.Clair says:

    Kristin from Sugar Land, TX: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;” Philippians 2:6 NIV

  22. 1922
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC

    “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

    Psalm 121:2 (NIV)

  23. 1923
    Laurie Wells says:

    Verse 4
    2 Corinthians 9:8
    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.

  24. 1924
    Danna Simmons says:

    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

    Proverbs 25:35

  25. 1925
    Mickey Galbraith says:

    Mickey from Gilbert AZ

    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4 NIV

  26. 1926
    Linda Westmoreland says:

    Isaiah 43:4 ESV

    Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

  27. 1927
    Kelly Swisher says:

    Kelly Swisher from Kansas City, MO
    “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.” John 10:3-4 NIV

  28. 1928
    Amanda McFadden says:

    Amanda in Catlett,VA
    With good will doing service as to the L-RD and not to men, knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same he shall receive from the L-RD,whether he be bond or free. (Ephesians 6:7-8 KJV)

  29. 1929
    Sarah Jenkins says:

    Sarah Jenkins from Bancroft, Ontario

    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

  30. 1930
    rosella says:

    Rosella huntington,WV Don’t consider yourself to be wise fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:7 HCSB

  31. 1931
    Lisa Walden says:

    Lisa Walden – Arlington Tx

    Exodus 20:7 NIV
    [7] “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

  32. 1932
    Shirley Huynh says:

    Shirley, San Diego, CA:
    “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
    Joshua 1:8 NIV

  33. 1933
    Karen says:

    Karen, Cullman, Alabama
    …we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.
    2 Thessalonians 1:11 NIV

  34. 1934
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita Quinlan – Alva, Florida

    “I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know you have eternal life.”

    1 John 5:13 – NLT

  35. 1935
    Phyllis Danford says:

    Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  36. 1936
    Carol Kirby says:

    Carol, Amarillo, TX “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  37. 1937
    madeleine padilla says:

    Madeleine Corrales NM: I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers day and night. 2Tim.1:3 HCSB

  38. 1938
    Heidi Streed says:

    Philippians 3:1 NLV
    Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.

  39. 1939
    Reesa Roberts says:

    Reesa Roberts – Wilmington NC
    II Timothy 1:7 (Common English Bible)
    “God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.”

  40. 1940
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Tomball, TX “Guard me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 17:8 (HCSB)

  41. 1941
    Shanika Webb says:

    Shanika from Hopkinsville KY
    You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by iys deceitful desires
    Ephesians 4:22 NIV

  42. 1942
    Sherree says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    None of those who have faith in God will ever be disgraced for trusting Him. But all who harm the innocent shall be defeated.
    Psalm 25:3 TLB

  43. 1943
    Kimber says:

    Kimber, ID
    Philippians 2:14
    Do everything without grumbling and arguing,

  44. 1944
    Amy Oesterreich says:

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

  45. 1945
    Kathi says:

    Kathi, Vancouver, Wa

    “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

  46. 1946
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy from Hazlehurst, MS, Psalm 103:4(ESV), who redeems your life from the pit,who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

  47. 1947
    Carol Givens says:

    Carol Givens, Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Ephesians 5:19 (NIV) Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.

  48. 1948
    Linda says:

    9Then you will discern righteousness and justice
    And equity and every good course.

    10For wisdom will enter your heart
    And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

    11Discretion will guard you,
    Understanding will watch over you!!

  49. 1949
    Wendy Fenton says:

    Wendy, Centennial, CO
    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers”
    Philemon 4, ESV

  50. 1950
    Marcy says:

    Marcy from Vincennes, IN.

    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7 NIV

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