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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     John 15:12-27

We continue meditating on the eighth and final Beatitude. One of the questions that has often puzzled people concerning this matter of suffering and persecution is this: Why is it that Christians, when they do good, are often persecuted, while non-Christians who do the same kind of good are adored? One commentator...

Bible Verses: John 15:12-27Philippians 1:1-14Colossians 4:32 Timothy 1:7-8

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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Jude 1:1-16

What makes the Christian faith different from every other faith? Prince Charles, who is next in line to the British throne, has let it be known that if and when he becomes king he would like to be regarded as Defender of all faiths rather than Defender of the faith - the Christian faith. Living now as we do in a...

Bible Verses: Jude 1:1-16Philippians 1:1-27Galatians 2:1-81 Corinthians 9:17

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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Philippians 1:3-11

We saw yesterday how the psalmist sensed that despite his doubts and failures he was still accepted by God. But there's more - he realises also that God's restraining hand has been constantly with him: "You hold me by my right hand" (Psalm 73:23). What was it, after...

Bible Verses: Philippians 1:3-11Psalms 73:231 Peter 1:1-6Jude 1:24Genesis 28:15

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T. Austin-Sparks

This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and
depth of insight, so that you may be
able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of
Christ. (Philippians 1:9,10 NIV)

Personal, inward, spiritual intelligence is a very rare thing. No wonder that
the enemy has such a successful line in delusions,...

Bible Verses: Philippians 1:9Philippians 1:10

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Samuel Bagster

You, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel. § That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the...

Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:8Colossians 1:21Colossians 1:22Colossians 1:23Philippians 2:152 Peter 3:14Philippians 1:10Jude 1:24Jude 1:25

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