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. 401
    Nance says:

    Nance from Newmarket, ON Canada
    “In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.”
    Eph 6:16

  2. 402
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “And these things we write to you that you joy may be full.” NKJV I John 1:4

    Sorry I did not edit the first one

  3. 403
    Ginny Hyland says:

    Ginny from West Lafayette, IN “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” Eph 5:8 ESV

  4. 404
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “And we write these things that your joy may be full.”NKJV I John1:4

    Well, the third time is the charm, I guess!

  5. 405
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Mayhall, Bossier City, LA

    “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  6. 406
    Rachel Wanzer says:

    Rachel Owasso, OK
    So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
    “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.”
    Isaiah 28:16 NIV

  7. 407
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    Ginny Caroleo
    Hamden, CT

    Proverbs 31:12
    She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.

  8. 408
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    Be a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. –Psalm 71:3 NASB

  9. 409
    Amber Ball says:

    Amber, Nicholasville, KY

    You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” Lamentations 3:57 NIV

  10. 410
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid from Cypress, Texas John 1:14 NIV

    The word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

  11. 411
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.” NKJV IJohn 1:4

    I guess not! How embarrassing to mess up on such a short verse, but at least I now know it!

  12. 412
    Denise Cholak says:

    Denise Cholak, Euless, Texas,
    “to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.”
    Psalm 136:4 (NIV)

  13. 413
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago

    It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift away.

    Hebrews 2:1 The Message

  14. 414
    Brenda F says:

    Calgary, Alberta

    They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
    They take pleasure in falsehood.
    They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.

    Psalm 62.:4 ESV

  15. 415
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie from Jacksonville, FL “always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” 2 Corinthians 4:10 ESV

  16. 416
    Mischia Tinnin says:

    Mischia from Morganton, NC

    “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NIV

  17. 417
    Deborah Solid from Norcross, Georgia says:

    “You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.” I Thessalonians 5:5 (NKJV)

  18. 418
    Liz Kelley says:

    Liz Kelley, College Station Tx,
    Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
    Romans 12:12 (NLT)

  19. 419
    Leah Walters says:

    Leah from St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada

    Proverbs 20:5 (ESV)
    The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water,
    but a man of understanding will draw it out.

  20. 420
    Carol says:

    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

  21. 421
    KariB says:

    Kari Blackmore Nyssa OR
    He shall cover you with His feathers,
    And under His wings you shall take refuge;
    His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

  22. 422
    Julie Davis says:

    Julie Davis Blairsville Pennsylvania

    When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 ESV

  23. 423
    Tammy Daniel says:

    Tammy Daniel from Atoka, OK:
    “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV)

  24. 424
    Diana says:

    “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

  25. 425
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Aubrey, TX
    “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:29 NIV

  26. 426
    Teri in TN says:

    Teri Wymore~ Millington, TN

    LORD, show me your ways. Teach me how to follow you.

    Psalm 25:4 (NIRV)

  27. 427
    Misty Weare says:

    Misty Weare, Alliance, NE
    Colossians 1:6, ESV

    “which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing-aas it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.”

  28. 428
    Dianna says:

    from Houston:

    “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?”
    Matthew 6: 26-27 NAS

  29. 429
    Cookie Strickland says:

    Cookie – Orlando, Florida

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

  30. 430
    Alisha Bloom says:

    “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  31. 431
    Elizabeth Mitchell says:

    Elizabeth Mitchell living in Haverhill, England- 2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP “Therefore if any person is (ingrafted) in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old (previous moral and spiritual condition) has passed away. Behold the fresh and new has come!”

  32. 432
    Donna Antrim says:

    Donna from Mtn. View, MO: “Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.” Psalm 143:4 ESV

  33. 433
    Alison Sparre, Sacramento, CA says:

    Psalm 22:30-31

    30 Future descendants will serve him;
    generations to come will be told
    about my Lord.
    31 They will proclaim God’s righteousness
    to those not yet born,
    telling them what God has done.

    Common English Bible

  34. 434
    Meghan says:

    Meghan from Redmond, OR: “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.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  35. 435
    Jolinda Drake says:

    Jolinda, Kearney, NE
    who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion, Psalm 103:4 NIV

  36. 436
    Jody Emmons says:

    Psalm 139:23 (NKJV)
    Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;

  37. 437
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Mt Vernon WA

    See how I used him to display my power among the peoples. I made him a leader among the nations. Isaiah 55:4 NLT

  38. 438
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA:

    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  39. 439
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin

    Their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.
    In them he has set a tent for the sun,
    which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
    Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them,
    and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
    Psalm 19:4-6 (ESV)

  40. 440
    Melinda Miller says:

    Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing.

  41. 441
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia MO
    John‬ ‭13:34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John‬ ‭13:34-35‬ NIV

  42. 442
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, 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

  43. 443
    Doretta Sellers says:

    Doretta from Ada, Oklahoma

    For with God nothing will be impossible.

    Luke 1:37 NKJV

  44. 444
    Carrie Smart says:

    Carrie Smart, Liberty, TX. “By faith, Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death; he could not be found because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 12:5-6 (NIV)

  45. 445
    Robin McCartney says:

    Robin McCartney
    Rockwall, Texas

    May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4 (NIV)

  46. 446
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “again he appoints a certain day, ‘Today,’ saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.'” Hebrews 4:7 ESV

  47. 447
    Elsie Coyle says:

    Elsie Coyle :: Verona, Kentucky

    “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
    – Romans 5:5, NET

  48. 448
    Gwen says:

    Gwen in Billings, MT:
    2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes
    and seek him with all their heart—

    3 they do no wrong
    but follow his ways.

    4 You have laid down precepts
    that are to be fully obeyed.
    PSALM 119:2-4 NIV

  49. 449
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN
    Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
    for now is the time to seek the Lord,
    that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.
    Hosea 12:13b NLT

  50. 450
    Sarah Ensor says:

    Sarah, Bracknell, U.K.
    But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
    Romans 6:17-18 NASB

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