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Case Closed

Alistair preaches through Romans 8:28-30 and shows that if we are in Christ no one may bring a charge against us because we are saved completely through Christ. In this excerpt he cross-references Romans 8 with Hebrews 7 to show that we are totally covered in Christ’s blood shed on the cross.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


God Works For the Good

This is our last excerpt from Derek Thomas', "How The Gospel Brings Us All The Way Home." He discusses the promise of God in Romans 8:28 and answers the questions: who is this promise for? What is the good that Paul refers to? How dos God's providence relate to believers and unbelievers?

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Chain of Salvation

Alistair Begg explains the unity of the chain of salvation that all Christians have and will experienced:the foreknowledge of God, the predestination of God, the calling of God, the justification of God and finally the glorification of God. He warns against resisting the truth found here in Romans 8 by building two extremes or charicatures that are not found in Scripture.

This is an excerpt heard today on the broadcast from our series called Life in the Spirit.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


"I Want to See"

On Sunday, Alistair continued his study in the Gospel of Mark:

When Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, cried out to Jesus for mercy, Jesus' followers rebuked him. In this study of Mark 10:46-52, we learn that Bartimaeus wasn't the only blind person with Jesus that day. His healing demonstrated that everyone is blind before God gives spiritual sight.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Upcoming Events- Orlando, FL

We're hosting a listener event and Pastor Appreciation Brunch this week in Orlando. If you live in the area and have wanted to hear Alistair in person, this is your opportunity.

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Category: Events


Not So With You

On Sunday, September 11, Alistair continued his study in Mark 10:

How would you have responded to Jesus' revelation that he was going to Jerusalem to lay down his life? With adoration and awe? It's far more likely that we would all respond just like the disciples did - with selfish concern for our own interests. This study in Mark 10:32-32 confronts our pride with the truth that believers in Christ are called to live differently, and challenges the Church to let go of status and privilege for the sake of the gospel.

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Category: Weekly Sermons


Two Ways of Salvation: How the Gospel Brings us All the Way Home

Here is an excerpt from our September resource, How the Gospel Brings us All the Way Home by Derek Thomas in relation to Romans 8:1-4: “There are only two ways of salvation: by the law or by grace. If salvation is to happen by the law, perfect obedience is necessary. There can be no blemishes or shortcomings, for the law will never show mercy. It knows nothing of grace or forgiveness. It demands perfection, because whoever transgresses in one tiny detail transgresses the whole of God’s law: ‘For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it’ (James 2:10).

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Category: Recommended Resources


God has Done What the Law Could Not Do

Check out part of Alistair’s sermon from Monday, “God has Done What the Law Could Not Do."

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


New Series: Life in the Spirit

The book of Romans, often considered the most significant book of the bible, not only has importance in historical Christianity, but also within Alistair’s life as a pastor. In his early years as pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church in Scotland, he promised his congregation that he would preach through Romans and finish. His commitment to his congregation was one of the reasons he did not immediately accept a senior pastor position in a little church in Cleveland, Ohio. However, upon finishing Romans, he did accept that position.

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Category: Truth For Life Resources


Going Deep in Romans 8

Last year, I attended the Keswick Convention in England to speak at a week-long Bible conference. I was given the task of delivering five messages on Romans 8. If you've spent any time at all in the book of Romans, then you know what a theological feast and an intellectual challenge this book, and chapter eight in particular, can be.

The preparation for these messages demanded much from me, yet left me hungering for more. After attempting to unpack this chapter in only five messages, I knew there was much more rich truth to consider, and so I purposed to invite the congregation at Parkside Church to join me in a deeper study of Paul's letter.

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Category: Letters from Alistair


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