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May 2012

Spiritual Investing, Part One, B

Spiritual Investing, Part One, B

date May 1, 2012
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message 2035 • Spiritual Investing, Part 1
series Take Dead Aim, Volume 2
scripture Philippians 4:14

You may be familiar with Individual Retirement Accounts. But have you started investing in your Eternal Account? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg defines what it means to invest in spiritual rewards. We're looking at the book of Philippians on Truth For Life.

Spiritual Investing, Part Two

Spiritual Investing, Part Two

date May 2, 2012
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message 2036 • Spiritual Investing, Part 2
series Take Dead Aim, Volume 2
scripture Philippians 4:14

It isn't easy for us, as time-bound creatures, to keep eternity in view. We tend to live in the here and now. But there's a remarkable challenge in Philippians to not only keep eternity in mind but to invest in it. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

Make the Most of Every Opportunity

Make the Most of Every Opportunity

date May 3, 2012
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message 2856 • Make the Most of Every Opportunity
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture Psalms 90:12

When you look back over your life you might feel a twinge of regret. On Truth For Life, we begin a new series originally presented to college students designed to help young and old alike seize every good opportunity in life. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

A Warning Against Laziness, Part A

A Warning Against Laziness, Part A

date May 4, 2012
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message 2857 • A Warning Against Laziness
series Encore 2013
scripture Proverbs 24:23-24, Proverbs 26:13-16

If we're honest with ourselves, we'll admit to moments and even seasons of laziness, where procrastination is the theme of the day. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg takes us to Proverbs for a warning against slothfulness and a biblical challenge to take action on Truth For Life.

The Soldier's Weapons, Part A

The Soldier's Weapons, Part A

date May 5, 2012
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message 1852 • The Soldier's Weapons
series Spiritual Warfare
scripture Ephesians 6:17-18

Today Alistair Begg teaches about Spiritual Warfare. When the enemy strikes and when life falls apart we're called to step forward with the truth of the Bible and prayer. Set aside a half-hour to hear Alistair Begg present a lesson on the weaponry of Spiritual Warfare on Truth For Life.

A Warning Against Laziness, Part B

A Warning Against Laziness, Part B

date May 7, 2012
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message 2857 • A Warning Against Laziness
series Encore 2013
scripture Proverbs 24:23-24, Proverbs 26:13-16

Everyone needs a break once in a while and a chance to rest up after a hard day's work. But when relaxation becomes habitual, when action becomes procrastination, the results are disastrous. Discover what the Bible has to say about the sluggard on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

True Friendship

True Friendship

date May 8, 2012
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message 2858 • True Friendship
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture Proverbs 18:22-24

We all have acquaintances, colleagues, companions and co-workers. But what does it mean to have a true friend? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg turns to the book of Proverbs to shed light on the God-given gift of friendship. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

The Dangers of Jealousy, Part A

The Dangers of Jealousy, Part A

date May 9, 2012
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message 2859 • The Dangers of Jealousy
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture Proverbs 27:4

That twinge of jealousy. That sinking feeling as you watch a friend purchase what you've only dreamed of owning. The seeds of envy planted deep inside will destroy an otherwise good friendship, and Alistair Begg describes what God's Word has to say about the dangers of jealousy today on Truth For Life!

The Dangers of Jealousy, Part B

The Dangers of Jealousy, Part B

date May 10, 2012
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message 2859 • The Dangers of Jealousy
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture Proverbs 27:4

A destructive, critical spirit. A loss of appetite for spiritual things, and unwarranted suspicion and anger. These are the unfortunate consequences of a life rooted in jealousy. Want to know how to avoid the pain that envy delivers? Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

Approved by God

Approved by God

date May 11, 2012
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message 2860 • Approved By God
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture 2 Timothy 2:15

Though we don't like to think about it, each of us has a limited number of moments remaining in our lives. How will you invest your days? Today on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg addresses the issue of being “approved by God.”

The Soldier's Weapons, Part B

The Soldier's Weapons, Part B

date May 12, 2012
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message 1852 • The Soldier's Weapons
series Spiritual Warfare
scripture Ephesians 6:17-18

How can a soldier fight without a weapon? And if the Christian's battle is with unseen forces of darkness, what will defeat the enemy? Today on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg analyzes the believer's armory: the Word of God and prayer.

Casting All Your Cares

Casting All Your Cares

date May 14, 2012
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message 2034 • Casting All Your Cares
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture 1 Peter 5:7

Weighed down by the pressures of responsibility? Tired of the routine? Whatever steals the joy in your life, you can choose to give it to the Lord. The book of First Peter invites us to cast all our cares on Him. What does this abandonment of our worries truly look like? Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

Temptation

Temptation

date May 15, 2012
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message 2861 • Temptation
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture James 1:12-15

Whether it's the enticement to eat one more piece of cake or allow our thoughts to veer where they should not go, we all face temptations of various kinds. So, how do we win the battle against our sinful nature? Alistair Begg describes the biblical prescription today on Truth For Life!

A Call to the Potential Drifter

A Call to the Potential Drifter

date May 16, 2012
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message 2862 • A Call to the Potential Drifter
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Later this year athletes will gather from around the globe to compete for the highest prize in sports...the gold medal. Today on Truth For Life, we'll see how the Apostle Paul used the illustration of a footrace to help us understand the Christian life. Don't miss Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

The Brevity of Life

The Brevity of Life

date May 17, 2012
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message 1987 • The Brevity of Life
series Lessons For Life, Volume 1
scripture Ecclesiastes 12:1

When you're waiting on God for an answer, time seems to crawl, doesn't it? But when we glance back over the years life seems to race by! Today on Truth For Life, we'll talk about The Brevity of Life and how to live with purpose. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

The Power of Weakness, Part A

The Power of Weakness, Part A

date May 18, 2012
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message 2179 • The Power of Weakness
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Have you ever considered the possibility that your limitations and weaknesses may prove to be the key to your usefulness in service to Christ? It may seem farfetched, but to a Christian it's God's grace in action. Discover The Power of Weakness on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

Dealing with Stress

Dealing with Stress

date May 19, 2012
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message 0552 • Dealing with Stress
series Dangers, Toils and Snares

Work may be overwhelming with deadlines looming. Maybe it's the kids that wear you down. Whatever the case, we all know what pressure feels like. Tune in to Truth For Life for a message from Alistair Begg on the biblical way to deal with stress!

The Power of Weakness, Part B

The Power of Weakness, Part B

date May 21, 2012
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message 2179 • The Power of Weakness
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

In our day, it's the expected thing to put our accomplishments on display, and boast about our strong points. But according to the Apostle Paul, we're to point to our weaknesses, because overcoming our shortcomings brings more glory to Christ. Listen today to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

The Advantage of Weakness, Part A

The Advantage of Weakness, Part A

date May 22, 2012
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message 2403 • The Advantage of Weakness
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 2 Chronicles 20:1-19

Ever been overwhelmed by the opposition in front of you? A circumstance so dire that you stay up nights worrying about what to do? Well, according to one Old Testament story the first order of business is to admit weakness. Alistair Begg explains this counter-intuitive process on Truth For Life!

The Advantage of Weakness, Part B

The Advantage of Weakness, Part B

date May 23, 2012
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message 2403 • The Advantage of Weakness
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 2 Chronicles 20:1-19

In this world of fierce independence and do-it-yourself resolve, being told to "power through" your weakness is not uncommon. But God's Word opposes that counsel with the command to accept our inadequacies as strengths! We'll learn what that looks like today on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

The Weakest and the Least, Part A

The Weakest and the Least, Part A

date May 24, 2012
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message 2405 • Gideon, The Weakest & The Least
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture Judges 6

The New Testament phrase seems ill-fitting in our culture: "When I am weak, then I am strong." Though it may not reflect the tone of our society it gives us a glimpse into the economy of God. Discover how God works through The Weakest and the Least today on Truth For Life!

The Weakest and the Least, Part B

The Weakest and the Least, Part B

date May 25, 2012
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message 2405 • Gideon, The Weakest & The Least
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture Judges 6

Read through the Bible and you'll discover that God consistently chose men and women who were considered the least and used them to accomplish remarkable feats. We'll look at one of those stories as we continue the series called, The Strength of Weakness on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

All the Lonely People, Part A

All the Lonely People, Part A

date May 26, 2012
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message 2027 • All The Lonely People
series Dangers, Toils and Snares
scripture Mark 10:46-52

The Beatles sang it years ago, but the lyrics still ring true...all the lonely people, where do they all come from? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg looks to the Bible for answers to the isolation many people feel. Join us for the message, All the Lonely People, on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

Against All Odds, Part A

Against All Odds, Part A

date May 28, 2012
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message 2407 • Against all Odds
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture Judges 7:1-21

We like strength in numbers, wealth and power. But God shows His power by using weak, unlikely leaders to champion their cause. As a result, He leaves no doubt of His sovereignty. Listen as Alistair Begg continues the series, The Strength of Weakness on Truth For Life!

Against All Odds, Part B

Against All Odds, Part B

date May 29, 2012
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message 2407 • Against all Odds
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture Judges 7:1-21

Have you ever felt the odds were so stacked against you that victory was out of the question? One Old Testament character discovered that sometimes, being against all odds is the perfect opportunity for God to display His might and power. Hear Gideon's remarkable story today on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

Seeing What David Saw, Part A

Seeing What David Saw, Part A

date May 30, 2012
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message 2409 • Seeing What David Saw
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 1 Samuel 17

David and Goliath. A shepherd kid defeating a powerful giant. This Bible story holds relevant lessons for us...not in defeating giants in our own lives but in recognizing that God is the real victor. Listen for a fresh perspective on a well-known story on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!

Seeing What David Saw, Part B

Seeing What David Saw, Part B

date May 31, 2012
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message 2409 • Seeing What David Saw
series The Strength of Weakness
scripture 1 Samuel 17

King David...a celebrated figure in Old Testament stories steps onto the scene of Scripture as a teenage shepherd boy. But his first battle will never be forgotten. The story of David and Goliath has relevant application for our lives today. Listen to Alistair Begg and Truth For Life!