Prayer Perfumed with Praise

Jun 22

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 Gospel’s Power in a Christian’s Life

Jun 22

The Gospel's Power in a Christian's Life   “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.”— Phil. 1:27.   THE word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and converse one with another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of …


The Pastor’s Joy and Confidence

Jul 13

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

Jun 05

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

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

Apr 21

 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

Jan 12

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”

Apr 17

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

Mar 20

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

Oct 26

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. …