The Strength of WeaknessThe Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ. The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove to be our ultimate qualification in serving God. The Strength of Weakness takes us on a journey through Scripture to show how, time and again, God exhibited his strength through the weakness of people. In his mercy God chose to use the weakness in his servant Jehoshaphat to make him into a great leader. God also revealed his strength in the weakness of David in order to defeat Goliath the Philistine. From King Uzziah we learn, contrary to the mantra of our age, that self-reliance will actually destroy us. From these characters and others, Alistair uncovers the secret that acknowledging weakness is the first step to real strength.
When Trials Come (Part 4 of 4) October 23, 2014
Spiritual maturity doesn’t happen overnight. Developing a strong faith is a lifelong process. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes how hardship plays a vital role in strengthening our faith.
When Trials Come (Part 3 of 4) October 22, 2014
When storms come barreling through our lives we usually run for cover. Yet the Bible instructs us to welcome trials with open arms. Is it realistic to keep our balance during hard times? Learn how to respond When Trials Come on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
When Trials Come (Part 2 of 4) October 21, 2014
We all experience trials in some form. And no one is immune from the pain they bring. But as Alistair Begg explains only God’s people can experience genuine joy in the midst of hard times. Are you facing a trial today? Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
When Trials Come (Part 1 of 4) October 20, 2014
When trials come, our reactions often include fear, anger, or grief. But joy? Happiness and hard times don’t often mix. Yet, Alistair Begg will explain how we can experience joy and peace When Trials Come. Discover a biblical perspective on Truth For Life, with Alistair Begg!