"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth, May 26. We shall use the figure of a fortress, which is to be kept. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. 1. ii. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time." "And again I say, rejoice" (Phil. No Christian worker can ever be used of God until the proud self-will is broken, and the heart is ready to yield to God's, "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God" (Phil. Surely that was making bricks without straw, and even if it was the name of the Lord and the church, it was the devil's bondage. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth, March 10. Chapter 8 The Intercessory Prayers of Christians (Luke 11:5, 6.) What is the way to lay your burden down? The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.'--PHIL. In several places an explanatory word is added, revealing some one of His special characteristics; and it is to these that I want particularly. Iv. The words I have chosen set forth very simply and beautifully the bond which knit Paul and these Philippian Christians together, and the chief desire which his Apostolic love had for them. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.'--PHIL. Do not indulge, any of you, the silly notion that you can be contented without learning, or learn without discipline. Iv. 5). 6). A. If something exciting happened at school, a friend invited my son to a party, or he … Let us note, then, first, the personal bond which gives force, 'Other my fellow-labourers whose names are in the book of life.'--PHIL. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. My boys and I lived in a world that revolved around me single-handedly doing all things. A. It may not be easy to see what this text has to do with the story of Joseph, which we have just been reading, or with the meaning of the Bible of which I have been speaking to you …Charles Kingsley—The Gospel of the Pentateuch, Preface. Even when you fall into divers temptations, reckon it joy, and delight, and God will make your reckoning good. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.'--PHIL. This is a glorious text, and one fit to be the key-note of Christmas-day. I can do all things in Him that strengtheneth me. Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account. This is a glorious text, and one fit to be the key-note of Christmas-day. Christ gives me the strength to face anything. Over its western portal may still be read, graven on a brazen plate, the words, 'Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.' The letter shows him to us as a prisoner, dependent on Christian charity. 5). 2. so also, thou, in a special way, art the dearly beloved and longed for, the joy and crown, of every sincere servant of Christ in the gospel, Phil. Do you suppose your Father will let you carry the banner of His victory and His gladness on to, "Let your moderation be known unto all men" (Phil. For four hundred years noisy crowds have fought, and sorrowed, and fretted, beneath the dim inscription in an unknown tongue; ' . The great Mosque of Constantinople was once a Christian church, dedicated to the Holy Wisdom. iv. God's rest did not come till after His work was over, and ours will not. 6). A. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. iv. The words I have chosen set forth very simply and beautifully the bond which knit Paul and these Philippian Christians together, and the chief desire which his Apostolic love had for them. The word Jehovah means the self-existing One, the "I am"; and it is generally used as a direct revelation of what God is. 6). 7. Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account. Surely that was making bricks without straw, and even if it was the name of the Lord and the church, it was the devil's bondage. iv. Keep on with your medicine, and when you cannot feel any joy, when there is no spring, and no seeming comfort and encouragement, still rejoice, and count it all joy. Inasmuch as the heart is the most important part of man--for out of it are the issues of life--it would be natural to expect that Satan, when he intended to do mischief to manhood, would be sure to make his strongest, We, my brethren, might well be willing to endure Paul's infirmities, and share the cold dungeon with him, if we too might by any means attain unto such a degree of contentment. We have here a remarkable instance of his quick apprehension of the possible effects of his words, and of his nervous anxiety not to wound even unreasonable susceptibilities. St. Paul has been speaking of two good women, who seem to have had some difference; and he beseeches them to make up their difference, and be of the same mind in the Lord. 3. As in all his letters, the Apostle follows the natural instinct of making his last words loving words. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. The great Mosque of Constantinople was once a Christian church, dedicated to the Holy Wisdom. A. "Let Your Moderation be Known unto all Men" (Phil. And then he goes on to tell them, and all Christian people, why they should make up their …Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons, Table of ContentsChapter 1 The Fellowship of Prayer (Philippians 4:6.) March 10. "And Again I Say, Rejoice" (Phil. 20-23 (R.V.). PHILIPPIANS iv. All the saints salute you, especially they that are of Caesar's household. 8. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 6, 7.) 7). Yours is a very heavy one. The brethren which are with me salute you. The word and the thing crop up in every chapter, like some hidden brook, ever and anon sparkling out into the sunshine from beneath the shadows. It is not a power that may be exercised naturally, but a science to be acquired gradually. iv. May 26. 4 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 4. "Be Careful for Nothing; but in Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving Let Your Requests be Made Known unto God" (Phil. It is not peace with God, but the peace of God. Winsome courtesy and delicate considerateness lay in his character, in beautiful union with fiery impetuosity and undaunted tenacity of conviction. "I can do all things through Christ" (Phil. 7). I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. March 24. 1. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. We shall use the figure of a fortress, which is to be kept. A main theme in Philippians is Paul’s short sweet statement, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" iv. Philippians 4:13 in all English translations, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version. 'Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.'--PHIL. I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me. The very words of the next text might suggest this, even if we did not know it from experience. iv. Even if the sentences are read through slowly, just as they stand, a deep sense of blessing and rest steals into, "That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most High over all the earth." B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth, A Tender Exhortation'Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.'--PHIL. That is the way to take His burden up. If we will take it to heart, it will tell us how to keep Christmas-day. Chapter 7 A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer (Acts 4:31.) 13). H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service, Jehovah"That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most High over all the earth." 6). Chapter 3 God's Peace Obtained in Answer to Prayer (Philippians 4:6, 7.) It is a good thing to rejoice in the Lord. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth, December 17. I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. It is not a power that may be exercised naturally, but a science to be acquired gradually. iv. Beloved, are you there? 20-23 (R.V.). It is a good thing to rejoice in the Lord. . 5). "The peace that passes all understanding" is the very breath of God in the soul. A dear sister said one day: "I have so much work to do that I have not time to get strength to do it by waiting on the Lord." iv. "Be careful for nothing" (Phil. "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God" (Phil. iv. What Paul doesn't mean Iv. It has been well said that this whole epistle may be summed up in two short sentences: 'I rejoice'; 'Rejoice ye!' Chapter 5 Praying without Doubting (Mark 11:23.) For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 3. iv. The brethren which are with me salute you. Iv. Chapter 9 The Three Essentials of, Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Do not indulge, any of you, the silly notion that you can be contented without learning, or learn without discipline. 6). 'Now unto our God and Father be the glory for ever and ever, Amen. But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture, Prayer Perfumed with PraiseThe point to which I would draw your attention is this: that whether it be the general prayer or the specific supplication we are to offer either or both "with thanksgiving."
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