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The Lord is God

God can use the most unusual people to accomplish his purposes. In this message from 1 Kings 18, Gary Millar contrasts a little known person, Obadiah, with the famous prophet Elijah and encourages us to see past the exceptional and unusual person to an exceptional God who is working all things for His glory. In a stunning display of God’s power, God showed the false gods of Baal for what they really were: nothing. In displaying His judgment and mercy, God leaves us with a question: will we listen to God as He has spoken in the Lord Jesus?

1 Kings 18:1-46
sku: GS1116CD

Series: Basics 2014


Preaching a Psalm of Praise

The Psalmists' exhortations to praise can be discouraging if not viewed in light of the Gospel. In this message, Christopher Ash turns to the book of Psalms to lead us into a deeper of understanding of who God is. Psalm 146 demonstrates how the typical introduction of asking, “How’s your praise life?” is inadequate. Instead, the Psalms invite us to see how Jesus rightfully and perfectly fulfilled these exhortations to praise, enabling us to live a life of praise to God as well.

Psalms 146:1-10
sku: GS1117CD

Series: Basics 2014


How to Maintain Pastoral Zeal while Avoiding Pastoral Burnout

How can burnout be a problem in ministry when Christ Himself encouraged His followers to give up everything for the sake of the Gospel? Christopher Ash explains that there is a vital difference between living sacrificially for Jesus and pursuing our calling in a way that leads to mental and physical exhaustion. When Christian leaders bear in mind that we are created by God from dust and that all of our endeavors are dependent on Him for success, we are reminded that Gospel ministry is a humbling privilege and enabled to rejoice that we are recipients of God's grace in ...


sku: GS1121CD

Series: Basics 2014


Preaching Simply, Preaching Richly

Preachers face many challenges when they come to the Scriptures, including the temptations to exalt originality and, on the other hand, to fall into patterns that are dull and unimaginative. Gary Millar explains that skillful preaching is undergirded by the core convictions that all of the Bible leads to Christ and every part preaches the Gospel. Preaching that communicates the main idea of the text plainly, with sensitivity to the context, tone, and emphasis of the passage, speaks with power, creativity, and freshness to the hearers.


sku: GS1122CD

Series: Basics 2014


The God Who Speaks

In 1 Kings 19, we see the postscript to Elijah’s famous confrontation with the prophets of Baal. Gary Millar, through Elijah, helpfully shows us that God does care about his depressed, weak and confused servants, reminding us of our daily need to be sustained by a covenant-keeping God.

1 Kings 19:1-21
sku: GS1118CD

Series: Basics 2014


Panel Question Time

Listen in as Pastors Ash, Begg, and Millar answer questions from this year's Basics attendees ranging from practical advice to pastors facing burnout to addressing hot button cultural issues with clarity and sensitivity.


sku: GS1119CD

Series: Basics 2014


Ecclesiastes Speaks Today, Part Two

The final chapter of Ecclesiastes calls us to fear God and commit ourselves to Him. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, this chapter details for the audience the opportunity of youth, the frailty of life, the reality of death, and the certainty of judgment. Into a culture of abject meaninglessness that is not unlike our own, Ecclesiastes also gives us something to live for.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14
sku: 3033CD

Series: Basics 2014


The Resurrection

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. The description they provided is based primarily on evidence, not emotion, and we must employ both faith and reason to understand it. Using the Apostle John’s account of the resurrection, Alistair Begg encourages us to thoughtfully consider the scriptural record and to respond in faith, affirming that “He is risen indeed!”

John 20:1-10
sku: 3030CD

Your Will, O God

Old Testament Jews offered sacrifices day after day to remind them of sin and to focus their attention on God's promise that He would forgive. Alistair Begg explains that the promise was fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ, who offered Himself as an effective payment for sin. With confidence that Jesus has dealt with sin once and for all, we can draw near to Him in faith, hold fast to the promise of His presence, and encourage one another in hope.

Hebrews 10:11-25
sku: 3029CD

Palm Sunday

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.

Matthew 21:10
sku: 3028CD