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Video: "Simply Jesus" by Alistair Begg

By Alistair Begg, April 21, 2013. Originally preached at Calvary Chapel Leadership Conference at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks

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Listen to Alistair Begg's Easter Sunday Sermon

Christians today celebrate Easter Sunday with joy, knowing that the Lord Jesus is risen, but eyewitnesses to the event weren’t immediately sure what had happened.

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Listen to Alistair Begg's Palm Sunday Sermon

Some people celebrate Palm Sunday out of a sense of obligation or nostalgia, while others view the occasion with skepticism. As Alistair Begg explains, the details of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem can only be truly viewed through the lens of believing faith. Like the disciples, we cannot understand that Jesus is Messiah and King until the grace of God opens our eyes.

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Video: "Seeing, Caring, Thinking, Praying..." by Alistair Begg

It's easy for local congregations to become comfortable and allow our outreach
to neighbors and friends to wane. But the pattern of our Lord is a passionate
commitment to spread the good news of the kingdom of God. In this message from
Matthew 9:36-38, Alistair Begg explains that taking our responsibility to share the gospel seriously means making Jesus' priorities our own by seeing those around us clearly, caring deeply, thinking properly, and praying fervently.

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Video: "Seeking the Lost" by Alistair Begg

By Alistair Begg (15:05): Zaccheus was a rich man who was lost. But he knew one thing: he wanted to see who Jesus was, and when he sought Jesus, He found that God was pursuing him. Alistair Begg explains that in the story of Zaccheus we see the essence of Christmas. This Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, and he has come "to save his people from their sins." The story of Christmas is the story of God giving himself to seek and save helpless sinners, and he still calls out today to all who will acknowledge their need.

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Watch or download last Sunday's sermon, "Haman is Hanged!"

Queen Esther hosts her second banquet for the king and Haman, and the time has come for her to reveal her Jewish heritage and confront the enemy of her people. This dramatic climax to the story illustrates how God uses both the circumstances and the choices of His people to bring about His sovereign will.

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Video: "O Father, You are Sovereign!" by Alistair Begg

Esther's prayers are answered as she acts on faith and approaches the king. But instead of making her request right away, she invites him to a banquet -- and invites Haman, the Jews' enemy, as well! This study of Esther 5 shows the stark contrast between her wisdom and Haman's pride.

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Video: Last Sunday's message from Esther by Alistair Begg "What's Going On?"

As we study the final verses of Esther 4, in the Old Testament, we learn truths to apply in our lives today: Like Mordecai, we can have faith that God’s purposes will be fulfilled. And like Esther, we choose whether we will place ourselves in the hands of God’s Providence, obedient to the works He calls us to do.

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Video: Last Sunday's sermon from Alistair Begg "Fasting, Weeping, Lamenting"

Responding to Haman's threat against the Jewish people, Mordecai grieves publicly and makes sure that Esther is told. What will she do? Will she rely on her status as queen for protection? No - like Mordecai, Esther knows deliverance will come from God alone ... but her actions of obedience are also part of His Providence.

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Video: Last Sunday's sermon from Alistair Begg "Mordecai and Esther"

By Alistair Begg – In this message, we meet Esther and her cousin Mordecai, and learn how she is chosen to be queen of the Medo-Persians. But our focus must be higher than the events of the story -- we also need to see God working providentially to preserve His people amid an unbelieving culture.

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Video: "Providence" by Alistair Begg on the book of Esther

As we proceed through the Old Testament book of Esther, we grow in our understanding of God's Providence. This principle is both very simple and very complex; when applied in the life of a believer, it deepens our trust in God our Father...

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Video by Alistair Begg: "A Memorial Forever"

What purpose does a "memorial" serve, in God's eyes? In this study of Joshua 3 and 4, we see the Israelites take 12 stones from the Jordan to create a memorial. Its meaning: God is faithful.

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Sermon video "The Death of Jesus" by Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg on Mark 15:33-41 -- In the 15th chapter of his gospel account, Mark describes the crucifixion. The particular details he provides, far from being random facts and observations, lead instead to a deeper understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross - bearing sin and enduring God's judgment to redeem His own.

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[Video] "Pilate's Dilemma" by Alistair Begg

Faced with a shouting mob on the one hand, and a silent Galilean carpenter on the other, Pilate tried at first to take a neutral position. But for him - as for us today - there is no middle ground when answering the question, "What shall I do with Jesus?"...

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[Video] "Jesus Delivered to Pilate" by Alistair Begg

How could Jesus be silent when he faced Pilate? The accusations against him were false - why did he not defend Himself? Our study of the first 5 verses of Mark 15 shows the redemptive purpose behind our Lord's actions: He chose to suffer in our place...

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[Video] "Peter Denies Jesus" by Alistair Begg

Three times he was asked, and three times Peter denied that he knew Jesus - then a rooster crowed, and Peter was faced with his own failure. In our study of the final portion of Mark 14, we consider how this experience shaped the apostle's character, and how God uses brokenness in our lives to enable us to serve others for His sake.

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[Video] "Jesus Condemned to Death" Part Two by Alistair Begg

At the climax of Jesus' trial, he answered the high priest's charge directly and unequivocally. He is the Christ, and his declaration challenged their preconceptions. The weak, abused, and betrayed man who appeared to be at their mercy was the Messiah - the Son of Man who would appear in glory.

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[Video] "Jesus Condemned to Death" Part One by Alistair Begg

At His trial by the religious leaders in Mark 14, Jesus appeared to be a helpless victim and His ministry seemed to be over. But appearances can be deceiving: Even as He went through weakness and tragedy, He was fulfilling prophecy and bringing His redemption plan to completion.

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[Video] The Perished Kingdom, Part One by Alistair Begg

God is the author and king of creation. In Genesis, God declared that what He made was good. When Satan deceived Adam and Eve, God's perfect kingdom was immediately spoiled by sin and rebellion. This act of disobedience led to struggle in the world and the need for all men and women to be transformed by Christ before entering the kingdom of God.

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[Video] "They All Left Him" by Alistair Begg

Because the story of Judas' betrayal is familiar, it helps to look at it with fresh eyes, seeking God's purpose behind the passage. There, we are impressed with Jesus' boldness as He met His enemies and His obedience as He pursued the Father's Gospel plan...

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