Prayer Perfumed with Praise

January 1, 1970

Prayer Perfumed with Praise   "In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."—Philippians 4:6.   According to the text, we are both by prayer and supplication to make known our requests unto God. If any distinction be intended here, I suppose that by prayer is meant the general act of …


The Pastor’s Joy and Confidence

July 13, 1890

The Pastor’s Joy and Confidence   “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will …


Our Lord in the Valley of Humiliation

June 5, 1890

Our Lord in the Valley of Humiliation   “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” — Philippians ii. 8.   PAUL wishes to unite the saints in Philippi, in the holy bands of love. To do this, he takes them to the cross. Beloved, …


Paul Apprehended and Apprehending

May 30, 1889

Paul and Apprehended and Apprehending   “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians iii. 12.   OBSERVE the apostle’s condition when he wrote these words. I do not think that either you or I will …


The Power of His Resurrection

April 21, 1889

 The Power of His Resurrection   “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection.”— Philippians iii. 10.   PAUL, in the verses before the text, had deliberately laid aside his own personal righteousness. “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, …


Prayer, the Cure for Care

January 12, 1888

Prayer, the Cure for Care   “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”— Philippians iv. 6, 7.   WE have the faculty of forethought; but, like …

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The Watchword for To-day: “Stand Fast”

April 17, 1887

The Watchword for To-day: "Stand Fast"   “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Therefore, …


Joy, a Duty

March 20, 1887

Joy, a Duty   “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”— Philippians iv. 4.   THERE is a marvellous medicinal power in joy. Most medicines are distasteful; but this, which is the best of all medicines, is sweet to the taste, and comforting to the heart. We noticed, in our reading, that there had been a …


The Enemies of the Cross of Christ

October 26, 1884

The Enemies of the Cross of Christ   “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” — Philippians iii. …


Filling the Empty Vessels

September 17, 1882

Filling the Empty Vessels   “But ray God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”— Philippians iv. 19.   VERY beautiful, to my mind, is the sight of “Paul the aged” immured in his prison at Rome, likely by-and-by to be put to death, but calm, quiet, peaceful, and joyful. Just now …