|preached||May 14, 2014|
|added||April 25, 2014|
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.
|preached||April 20, 2014|
|added||April 21, 2014|
|topics||Christ's Resurrection, Jesus Christ, Redemption|
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!”
|preached||April 18, 2014|
|added||April 19, 2014|
|topics||Atonement, The Cross, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History, The Cross|
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.
|preached||April 13, 2014|
|added||April 14, 2014|
|topics||Grace of God, Jesus Christ|
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.
|preached||April 6, 2014|
|added||April 7, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 2:1-2|
|topics||Dependence on God, Gospel, Grace, Grace of God, Jesus Christ, Redemption|
Timothy's mentor and friend, the apostle Paul, was nearing the end of his ministry, and soon the Church would be led by this younger man and his contemporaries. As Alistair Begg explains, the strength for this task could only be found in the power of God. Recognizing that God was the source of strength and the author of his message, Timothy was equipped, and so are we, to pass on the gospel to future generations.
|preached||April 6, 2014|
|added||April 6, 2014|
|topics||The Cross, Jesus Christ|
When Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus, he revealed the unbelief that had been present in his heart all along. The scene of his betrayal contrasts the treachery of Judas with the majesty of Jesus displayed in His sovereign rule, His devotion to His followers, and His submission to the Father's will. In this message from John 18, Alistair Begg encourages us with the reminder that even the darkest circumstances are an occasion for Christ to demonstrate his glory.
|preached||March 30, 2014|
|added||March 31, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:14-18|
|topics||Church Leadership, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Loving Others, Ministry, Redemption|
In his last letter to his protege, the Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to guard the "good deposit" of the Gospel message. Alistair Begg explains that the challenges and encouragements they faced are not unlike those faced by Christian leaders today. In the midst of pressure to conform to a secular culture and opposition from some who should be friends, there will also be loving support from believers who remain faithful and active in supporting Gospel ministry.
|preached||March 16, 2014|
|added||March 17, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:13|
|topics||Gospel, Jesus Christ, Studying the Bible, Word of God|
In his final letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul's concern is that the gospel of Jesus Christ will be taught correctly to future generations. Alistair Begg challenges us in this message to deepen our own understanding of the gospel by applying our minds to the study of scripture and by incorporating its truths into our lives.
|preached||March 2, 2014|
|added||March 3, 2014|
|topics||Atonement, The Cross, Jesus Christ, Justification/Imputation of Righteousness, The Lord's Supper|
The Son of God was not crucified as a helpless victim. Jesus gave up his life as an obedient, deliberate, and purposeful sacrifice that bore away the sins of His people once and for all. Alistair Begg reminds us that Christians look to Christ's completed work, and to His work alone, for our standing before God and our hope for the future.
|preached||February 23, 2014|
|added||February 24, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:11-12|
|topics||Gospel, Grace of God, Jesus Christ, Preaching, Suffering|
Though he was imprisoned and facing death, Paul's highest concern in his second letter to Timothy was for the gospel - that the message of grace and redemption would be passed to future generations. His roles, first as an apostle of Jesus Christ, and then as a preacher and teacher of the Gospel opened the door for his own suffering, but his confidence in the faithfulness of God sustained and nurtured his own faith under persecution.