Independence Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the events surrounding America’s beginning. In this message, Alistair Begg draws our attention to the ideals of Life, Liberty, and Happiness, and shows that they can be found most fully by depending on Jesus, the King of Kings.
Mark’s Gospel, the first to be written, emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. With nearly a third of the narrative dedicated to the passion and the resurrection of Jesus, the Gospel of Mark aims to persuade all who read to believe in Jesus.
Attributed to John Mark, a contemporary of the disciple Peter, the Gospel is identified as Peter’s first-hand account of life with Jesus. Not a creator, but a conscientious compiler of the information, Mark provides vivid descriptions of the relationship between Jesus and His disciples, ...
Does the Gospel speak to all of life? Our compilation of listener favorites from 2014 answers that question with a resounding “Yes.” In these messages, Alistair Begg explores God’s power to redeem and keep His people, His faithfulness in good times and bad from generation to generation, and the clarity with which His Word speaks into all of our circumstances and relationships. This series provides essential reminders that the basics of the Christian faith are the foundation upon which all of life is built.
Some things are easy to understand. Other things require some thinking on our part before we grasp what we’re reading or hearing. In his final letter, the Apostle Paul called Timothy to this kind of reflection with regard to suffering for the sake of the Gospel. Alistair Begg points out how we can come to a correct understanding of suffering in our own lives: as we think biblically and focus on Jesus, we can learn to face difficulties in the strength and wisdom that He provides.
Sometimes a picture can help us to understand profound truths. In the second chapter of his final letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul uses word pictures to describe Christian discipleship. Alistair Begg explains how God’s grace empowers us to obey Him, like a devoted soldier, and to live within the rules He prescribes, like a disciplined athlete.
Farmers reap a harvest through patient attention to the daily demands of their crops and consistent hard work. Like the farmer, most of our Christian experience consists in diligent attention to the ordinary routines of life. In this message from 2 Timothy 2:4-6, Alistair Begg explores this comparison. Although the prospect can seem daunting, we can be encouraged that our obedience to the law of God in the daily routines of life and ministry flows from communion with the Lord Jesus and is enabled by the grace of God.
Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers. Each year, pastors, church leaders, and seminarians are invited to join Alistair Begg & a number of guest speakers for 3 days as we reflect together on the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges that face the modern church. Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles.
Speakers: Alistair Begg, Christopher Ash, Gary Millar, Daniel Henderson
How does one do Gospel ministry in a culture that is undergoing a serious moral crisis? In the opening session of the 2014 Basics Conference, Alistair Begg answers this question with a surprising reply: preach through Ecclesiastes! With a message as equally relevant and timely today as it was then, Ecclesiastes demands a fresh look.
Series: Basics 2014
Our “context” is the time and place in which we live – our society and the values of the people around us. The Apostle Paul wrote his final letter to Timothy with a goal of ensuring that future generations, no matter what their context, would hear the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ preached rightly. In this message, Alistair Begg addresses the importance of conserving the content of the Gospel message, because its eternal truths are needed by people in every culture, in every generation.
The early Church clearly understood that prayer is at the center of Gospel ministry. Today, however, many churches have lost conviction regarding our urgent need to keep prayer at the heart of our mission. Daniel Henderson explains that praying churches are not primarily a matter of programming, but of a culture of prayer that begins with leaders who seek God earnestly and grows as prayer becomes the center of every aspect of ministry.
Series: Basics 2014