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. 2301
    Amy Coxhead says:

    Amy Coxhead from Fort Collins: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:35-36‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  2. 2302
    Joanna Foss says:

    Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have understanding.
    Job 38:4 ESV

  3. 2303
    Debbie says:

    Debbie George, Marion, IN “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.” Jeremiah 17:7 NIV

  4. 2304
    Kristel Hines says:

    Kristel Hines from Russellville, AR

    You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams.
    Proverbs 3:24 NLT

  5. 2305
    Cathy Frank says:

    Romans 8:26 “So too the (Holy) Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.”

  6. 2306
    Joyce says:

    Joyce from Houston, TX
    Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the master you are serving is Christ. Col 3:23-24 NLT

  7. 2307
    Dana says:

    Dana Pace, FL
    Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 NIV

  8. 2308
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)
    3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
    4 not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of the others.

  9. 2309
    Karla says:

    Fort Bridger, WY
    Psalm 16:8 NIV
    I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With Him at my right hand, I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!

  10. 2310
    Suzanne says:

    “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”-Exodus 14:14 NIV

  11. 2311
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:3 NIV
    Glorify the Lord with me; let us know exalt his name together.

  12. 2312
    Fran Plott says:

    Fran Plott, Opelika, AL
    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

  13. 2313
    Fran Plott says:

    Fran Plott, Opelika, AL
    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

    Yes, Beth, I am using your verses. I just finished ” Entrusted” and want to now study Philemon with you. I feel like that lady who cried because Moses died! I want more time with Paul and his fellow evangelists!

  14. 2314
    Marie says:

    Marie, Franklin, TN
    They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
    Psalm 112:7 NIV

  15. 2315
    Andrea says:

    Berkeley Springs, WV

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
    John 1:1-2 NIV

  16. 2316
    Evangeline Snyder says:

    ” For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Psalm 33:4 NIV

  17. 2317
    Evangeline Snyder says:

    ” For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Psalm 33:4 NIV

  18. 2318
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all He owns. He is the one you are really working for Colossians 3:23-24 TLB.

  19. 2319
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly Keech from Cary, N.C.: Your words are what sustain me; they are food to my hungry soul. Jeremiah 15:16 TLB

  20. 2320
    Hannah Matks says:

    Hannah Marks, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Psalm 65:11 NLT
    You crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.

  21. 2321
    Elaine Stewman says:

    Elaine Stewman, Asheville, NC
    “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life”. Proverbs 13:12 NLT

  22. 2322
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa from Tyler, TX
    “This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  23. 2323
    Jenny says:

    Jenny – Midland, TX
    “Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.” 1 Cor 5:7 (ESV)

  24. 2324
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Deare – Lafayette, LA

    Psalm 119:52 ESV – When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.

  25. 2325
    Gay Trier says:

    Is. 25:1
    Lord you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, Things planned long ago.

  26. 2326
    Cindi Latson says:

    Cindi Latson, Madison, MS
    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV

  27. 2327
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, shelby,nc
    Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:2-3 ESV

  28. 2328
    Misti Moffat says:

    Misti from Fayetteville, GA: “So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have. For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.” 2 Corinthians 8:11-12 ESV

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    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie, Highland Village, Tx
    As a result, I can really know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I can learn what it means to suffer with him, sharing in his death. Philemon 3:10 NLV

  30. 2330
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Coupeville, WA

    Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Prov. 18:21, NASB

    or from the NLT:

    The tongue can bring death or life; those who love talk will reap the consequences.

  31. 2331
    Julianne Frandsen says:

    ISAIAH 40:28 NIV
    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom.

  32. 2332
    Billie garner says:

    Billie garner
    Romans 10:13
    For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

  33. 2333
    Jennifer Miller says:

    Jennifer from Many, LA:
    “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 ESV

  34. 2334
    Christi Bruecher says:

    Christi Bruecher from Houston, TX
    for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
    2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

  35. 2335
    Suzy Myers says:

    Suzy Myers, Annapolis, MD
    James 1:5 (ESV)

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

  36. 2336
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen Colorado Springs, CO Revelation 21:4 NLT and He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, or sorrow or crying or pain,All theses things are gone forever.

  37. 2337
    Marilyn Goines says:

    Marilyn Blue Ridge, TX

    Ps. 92:4 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.


  38. 2338
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    Rhonda, Houston, TX

    Remember, O Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Psalm 25:6 NIV

  39. 2339
    Debbie Peters says:

    Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better. NIV

  40. 2340
    Paige Watson says:

    Paige ATL JOHN 14:10 ESV

    Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in Me does His works.

  41. 2341
    April says:

    Seattle, WA
    Colossians 3:15 (NASB)
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

  42. 2342
    Shanda says:

    Shanda Longview, TX. Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgement. 2 Peter 2:9 ESV

  43. 2343
    Ashlynn says:

    Ashlynn Longview, TX. But put God’s kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all of those things will also be given to you. Mat 6:33 NIrV

  44. 2344
    Debbie Laureen says:

    Debbie Laureen, New Port Richey, Florida
    “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.” Psalm 23:1 NIV

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    Carol says:

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

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    Debi says:

    Debi from Lumberton, NJ
    And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting

    Psalm 139:24 NKJV

  47. 2347
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Lima, Ohio

    James 2:5 NIV
    “Listen, my dear brothers: Has not got chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”

  48. 2348
    Sandy Harper says:

    Sandy Harper from Ringgold, GA

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness,
    but one of power, love, and sound judgement.”

    II Timothy 1:7 (HCSB)

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    Proverbs 4:23New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    Watch over your heart with all diligence,
    For from it flow the springs of life.

  50. 2350
    Gina Webster says:

    gina, The Woodlands, TX, One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4

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