Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Deuteronomy 7:1-10

When the Bible says God is love, it is saying more than that God loves, or that God is loving, or even that God is lovely; it is saying that love is the power behind everything He does - love is not merely one of His attributes but His whole nature. God is not only the Author of loving acts; He is love in the very...

Bible Verses: Deuteronomy 7:1-10Ephesians 2:1-101 John 3:1

Read More
Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     1 John 2:28-3:11

Peacemaking is a positive attitude that produces good spiritual and mental health, and the one who has this attitude, according to Jesus, is to be envied and congratulated. The promise of the seventh Beatitude is that peacemakers "will be called sons of God". Why called? Because they are sons of God. This is their...

Bible Verses: 1 John 2:28-3:112 Corinthians 5:19Matthew 5:9Matthew 5:45Galatians 4:1-7John 1:12Romans 8:14Hebrews 2:10

Read More
Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Acts 15:1-11

Now that we understand what Scripture means by the term "heart" - the core of our being - we ask ourselves another important question: What does our Lord mean when He uses the word "pure"? "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." The word "pure" (Greek: katharos) means a heart that is clean or clear....

Bible Verses: Acts 15:1-11John 13:1-172 Corinthians 7:1James 4:81 John 3:3

Read More
James Smith

WHAT surprising grace is this! For what are we? Poor, vile, depraved, unworthy sinners. So base by nature that we had not one redeeming quality, and even now, apart from the work of the Spirit, there is in us no good thing. But we were predestinated to the adoption of children; we were born again of the Spirit; and grace has put us among the children, for its own glorification. Beloved, now, while we feel so much corruption, while despised by the world, harassed by Satan, tormented with...

Bible Verses: 1 John 3:2

Read More
James Smith

LIKE whom? Like Jesus in His glorified humanity. As free from sin, as perfect in holiness, as completely happy. His likeness will appear in every Believer. What a contrast with the present! Now we appear to ourselves, at times, as like Satan as possible. O the depth of depravity we discover, the powerful corruptions we feel, the fearful opposition to God we sometimes experience! But we shall be like Him. God has purposed it, the Gospel plainly reveals it, and the Holy Spirit is engaged to...

Bible Verses: 1 John 3:2

Read More
Charles Spurgeon

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us." Consider who we were, and what we feel ourselves to be even now when corruption is powerful in us, and you will wonder at our adoption. Yet we are called "the sons of God." What a high relationship is that of a son, and what privileges it brings! What care and tenderness the son expects from his father, and what love the father feels towards the son! But all that, and more than that, we now have through Christ. As for the...

Bible Verses: 1 John 3:11 John 3:2

Read More
William MacDonald

The Bible is full of paradoxes, that is, truths that seem contrary to what we would normally suppose or truths that seem to contradict one another. G. K. Chesterton maintained that paradox is truth standing on its head to attract attention. Here are a few of the paradoxes trying to attract our attention.

We save our lives by losing them; we lose our lives by loving them (Mark 8:35).

We are strong when we are weak (

Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 6:9Mark 8:352 Corinthians 12:10John 15:5Romans 6:17-20Acts 20:35Proverbs 11:241 John 3:91 John 1:8Genesis 32:24-281 Peter 5:5Psalms 4:1Jeremiah 48:112 Corinthians 6:101 Corinthians 1:20-21Matthew 6:19

Read More
William MacDonald

It is quite normal and understandable for us as Christians to wonder if we will know our loved ones in heaven. While there is no Scripture that deals specifically with the subject, there are several lines of reasoning that lead us to a positive conclusion.

First of all, the disciples recognized Jesus in His resurrected, glorified body. His physical appearance was unchanged. There was no mistaking that it was "this same Jesus." This suggests that we too will have our own distinctive...

Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:121 John 3:21 Thessalonians 2:19Matthew 17:4Matthew 22:30

Read More
William MacDonald

"…them also that love his appearing." For many years I thought that this expression referred to those believers who had kindly, sentimental feelings about the coming of the Lord. They would be rewarded with a crown of righteousness because their hearts glowed warm when they thought about the Rapture.

But surely it means more than this. To love His appearance means to live in the light of His coming, to behave as if He were coming today.

Thus, to love His appearing means to live...

Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 4:81 John 3:3Colossians 3:2Matthew 24:45

Read More
William MacDonald

Years ago almost every home had a large family album in the living room. It had a stuffed leather cover embossed in gold. A leather strap with clasp extended from the right edge of the back cover over to the right side of the top cover where the clasp latched securely into its socket. The pages were of stiff, glossy paper-board, ornamented with floral patterns and gilt edges. On each side of a page were cut-out sections where photographs were inserted. When visitors looked through the album,...

Bible Verses: 1 John 3:101 John 4:21 John 5:1

Read More

Group of Brands