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Dangers, Toils and Snares

How are things going these days? Is everything running as planned, or does it feel like you’re just barely hanging on? Maybe you’re lonely, facing illness, stressed over problems at work, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed with a never-ending stream of challenges. As you survey the landscape around you, all you can see are more troubles on the horizon.

Thankfully, we don’t have to face these twists and turns alone. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg considers some of the most common dangers, toils, and snares that we encounter in our daily lives, and he shows us how a ...


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The Indwelling Spirit

Sin distorts every area of life, but ‘in Christ,’ we experience a radical, miraculous transformation. The distinguishing mark of a Christian is belonging to Him, and in Romans 8:5-11, Paul encourages us with the reality and results of the Spirit’s ongoing work in the Christian’s life.

Series: Life In The Spirit


God Has Done What the Law Could Not Do

Despite out best efforts, none of us is able to keep the law. What good is it then? In Romans 8, Paul explains that the Law is given to define and show us our sin, but that salvation comes through Christ alone.

Series: Life In The Spirit


Two Differing Mindsets

The Bible tells us that there are two kinds of people in our world that represent two differing mindsets: one follows the desires of sin and one follows the desires of God. These mindsets lead to two different lifestyles and two very different destinies. Which are you following?

Series: Life In The Spirit


The Work of God

Speaking to a group of businessmen and women in downtown Cleveland from John Chapter 6, Alistair asks the questions “Why study the Bible?” and “What is Faith?”


In Christ Jesus

We live in a day and age when who you are and what you do is everything. So, how should we interpret the apostle Paul’s identification of himself as a “wretched man?” Modern day onlookers might remark that Paul suffers from a poor self-image, but yet Paul’s admission is the first step towards acknowledging that no amount of good deeds can secure the status promised in Romans 8:1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Series: Life In The Spirit


Persuasive Preaching, Part 2

As we gather for the tenth year, both pastors and lay leaders come together to have their minds stirred, their wills urged toward obedience, and their affections renewed toward God's Word. Each of our speakers will consider our primary responsibility of preaching in light of these topics. of preaching in light of these topics. Products may take up to 3 weeks to ship.

Acts 26:1
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Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 5


Persuasive Preaching, Part 1

As we gather for the tenth year, both pastors and lay leaders come together to have their minds stirred, their wills urged toward obedience, and their affections renewed toward God's Word. Each of our speakers will consider our primary responsibility of preaching in light of these topics. of preaching in light of these topics. Products may take up to 3 weeks to ship.

2 Corinthians 5:20
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Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 5


Basics 2009

As we gather for the 10th year, both pastors and lay leaders come together to have their minds stirred, their wills urged toward obedience, and their affections renewed toward God’s Word. Dr. John Lennox, John Piper and Alistair Begg will consider our primary responsibility of preaching in light of these topics.


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The High Calling of Wives and Mothers

Look back on your life, and you may quickly recall the tremendous impact your mother made on your life and home. Alistair Begg presents a biblical perspective on the life-changing potential of women who are wholly devoted to God.

Titus 2:4-5
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Series: Parental Priorities


Grace and Forgiveness

Levi the tax collector was a model example of a sinner being frowned upon by society and the religious authorities in his day. Either a person’s self-assured goodness or their visible failures can keep them from trusting in Christ. God’s law levels the playing field, deeming us all guilty and condemned. The work of Christ alone is sufficient for the greatest of sinners and the best of men.

Mark 2:13-14
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Series: Encore 2013


Supper with the Savior

When Jesus ate dinner among the company of tax collectors and sinners, the Pharisees were quick to criticize His actions and to diminish His legitimacy. Jesus responds by reiterating His mission, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This message serves as a reminder that the church itself is a refuge for all, without exclusion.

Mark 2:15-17
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 1


Household of Faith, Volume 2

As we view culture unraveling before our eyes, some are tempted to throw up their hands in despair, while others plunge headlong into political activism, believing that to be the answer to our problems. We must, however, affirm the priority of the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, by which the lives of men and women are changed.

For this reason I'm excited about presenting these studies in 1 Timothy. Here we find God's purpose for His people. He has planned from all of eternity to redeem a people that are His very own, in order ...

1 Timothy 5:17-6
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All speakers: Panel Question Time

Questions and Answers at Basics 2009


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Series: Basics 2009


Jeff Mills: Q & A with the Director of Ministries of Parkside Church

A seminar with Jeff Mills at Basics 2009


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Series: Basics 2009


John Lennox, Engaging the Mind: The Defense of Christianity

A message by John Lennox at Basics 2009


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Series: Basics 2009


It All Belongs to Him, Part One

Because all of everything belongs to God, our privilege as believers is to give all that we are to God's work of bringing unbelieving people to faith in His Son.


He Took Care of It

In this survey of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, we are reminded that He chose to give all that was needed to pay the penalty for sin. The cross proclaims the wonder of God's grace and the depth of His love for us.

Hebrews 9:26
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Communicating the Exclusivity of the Gospel

Telling the truth is a tough business, especially in a culture that rejects the idea of truth as that which is fixed, universal, objective, or absolute. Alistair Begg addresses a group of pastors on how to effectively communicate the exclusivity of the Gospel.


Crossing the Boundaries

One of the characteristics of Jesus' ministry was his willingness to cross boundaries in order to accomplish his mission. In this message we learn how he crosses the boundaries of both race and gender in order to bring someone to God's kingdom.


Responding to Persecution, Part 1

Whatever form persecution may take, it is a part of the Christian experience. In the first of a two-part study of Romans 12:14, we learn that the Christian response isn’t retaliation or revenge, but earnestly seeking God’s blessing for those who persecute us.

Romans 12:14
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Series: Encore 2012


Responding to Persecution, Part 2

How can we “bless those who persecute us?” By remembering God’s love and mercy to us, and by depending on the Holy Spirit’s power, we can pray for their salvation.

Romans 12:14
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Series: Shaped by Grace


Divine Righteousness Applied

Because our salvation - past, present, and future - is a gift from God, we do not approach biblical commands as an external code of behavior. Rather, God's grace works in our lives to create an atmosphere of holiness and love that emerge from within.

Romans 12:11
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Series: Shaped by Grace


Love in Action

Christ's gift of righteousness enables us to respond with good deeds that put love into action. In this study of Romans 12:11-13, we are encouraged to live lives marked by enthusiasm, patience, and generosity.

Romans 12:11-13
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Series: Shaped by Grace


Who Should I Marry?

One of the most important decisions we make is in our choice of a spouse. Choosing an appropriate mate takes more than finding an attractive package, and the Bible provides the best advice for those who are considering the possibility of marriage. Hear how the lessons of an Old Testament betrothal are practical and relevant for the 21st Century dating scene, and learn some valuable principles to help you make the right choice.


Careful Listening

“Were you even listening?” Sometimes we get ourselves in trouble because we don’t remember or comprehend what we’ve been told. Even though Jesus used parables to help His listeners understand who He was and why He came, some missed the message. In one parable, Jesus explains the direct correlation between how carefully we listen to the Word of God and the benefits we gain or forfeit.

Mark 4:21-25
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2


The Seed and the Soils

Great stories can inspire us and impact our lives. Jesus often used short stories, or parables, to help His listeners understand greater truths. The first parable Jesus told was the key to understanding all of the rest. As Jesus describes the scene of a farmer sowing seeds in a variety of soils, He is illustrating the different responses that individuals have to hearing Biblical truth. This parable challenges us to acknowledge our own response to God’s Word and its ultimate fruitfulness, or lack thereof, in our lives.

Mark 4:1-20
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2



How Does God's Kingdom Grow?

There are no group rates or special gates to enter the Kingdom of God. It is based entirely on our personal faith in Christ. Though large crowds of people witnessed Jesus’ miracles and listened to His words, not all would accept the invitation to enter the Kingdom. Each person heard the same message and was given the same opportunity. Some went to hear a Galilean carpenter and met their Messiah and King. Others walked away unbelieving. Jesus’ desire, then and now, is growing the kingdom of God one person at a time through faith in Him.

Mark 4:1-12
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2


Kingdoms in Conflict

With the unspeakable atrocities that flood our daily news, it’s easy to wonder if God really cares and is in control. When Jesus died and rose again, He declared the ultimate and complete victory over sin, evil and death. Though the battle has been won, we live in a world where the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness remain in conflict. We see and experience the effects. But we can be assured that Jesus has power over Satan, and He will give us His power to live victoriously until He returns.

Mark 3:20-30
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2


Jesus' True Family

Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a family in which no one disappoints you, deserts you or dies? We can. Jesus said so. He declared that whoever does God’s will is His brother and sister and mother. Jesus invites each of us to become a child of God and a member of His true family – one that will last for eternity.

Mark 3:31-35
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2



Nature and Meaning of the Lord's Supper

Attend a church service on any given Sunday, and you might notice a ceremony taking place -- what Christians call the Lord’s Supper or Communion. But what does this expression of faith mean? Alistair Begg turns to the book of Luke for an explanation of the outward symbols and inward significance.

Luke 22:17-20
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Series: Encore 2010


Declaring His Praise

As the church, Christ calls us to “declare the praises” of the God who reconciled us to himself through the death of his Son. How are we doing? Is the preaching and proclaiming of the Gospel central as we gather each Sunday? Do our attitudes toward our worship services proclaim God’s praises to those who are watching us?


Jesus Cares

As we read this familiar story of Jesus walking on the water, we must not lose our bearings. This story is far more significant than telling us that we don’t need to worry about the scary winds and waters. Rather, it is part of the purpose of Mark’s gospel – revealing who the Lord Jesus Christ is and what he came to do.

Mark 6:45-56
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3


In Green Pastures

Rest is an important part of staying both physically and spiritually healthy. Jesus reminds his disciples of this truth, and his teaching remains as applicable in our hurried and busy lives today as well.

Mark 6:30-44
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3


Salvation's Song

Through the writings of the Old and New Testaments we discover that Jesus Christ has clearly fulfilled the prophecies of Salvation and God’s Kingdom. As we continue Mark’s gospel, we learn that the Holy Spirit reveals this fact to the priest, Simeon, when he meets the infant Jesus.

Luke 2:25-35
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Series: Songs for a Savior


Zechariah’s Song

We say that hindsight is 20/20. Luke uses the Old Testament to introduce us to Jesus and uses Jesus to interpret the Old Testament. We soon realize that we cannot begin to understand who Christ is without first understanding the Old Testament.

Luke 1:67-75
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Series: Songs for a Savior


Mindful, Mighty, Merciful

Mary’s song records her response to the angel’s news that she was about to have a son. More importantly, though, it tells us about the character of the God whose Son she would bear.

Luke 1:46-56
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Series: Songs for a Savior


You Are Not Your Own

In today’s culture, God’s laws regarding sexual purity are often violated. Why are these commands so important for Christians to observe? Alistair explains that “your body is a temple” and “you have been bought with a price.”


Christian Basics

What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this study, Alistair identifies the essential elements of the believer’s life, starting first with conversion and then elaborating the manner in which believers are to act out their faith "To be a Christian," he says, "is to declare that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship affects both our minds - teaching us what to believe, as well as our morals - changing the way we live." While each follower of Christ has a unique calling, all Christians share the same fixed features of genuine faith.

The basic nature of the truths ...


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The Christian Family

In truly Christian families, each member affirms that "Jesus is Lord." Husbands and wives display their love for the Lord Jesus in giving themselves wholeheartedly to the privileges and responsibilities of marriage. Children also display their understanding of Jesus’ Lordship by respecting and obeying their parents. When everyone in the family follows this biblical mandate it makes for healthy churches and stable societies. This study from Colossians 3 will help you communicate the gospel to your family, friends and neighbors by living out the Lordship of Jesus in your home.

Colossians 3
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A Christian Manifesto

"The characteristics of Christian discipleship are, from the world’s perspective, marks of losers. That, of course, is one of the reasons that men and women around the world are so slowly drawn to any consideration of the claims of Christ. When we fasten on the claims of Christ as they are made clear in the Bible, we discover that Jesus has actually come to turn the value system of the world on its head." Alistair Begg

A manifesto is a public declaration of policy that is issued by a monarch, a head of state, or by a representative of an ...

Luke 6:20-49
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Psalms, Volume 2

The cries of the human heart do not change from one generation to the next. The expressions of the Psalmist, then, remain strikingly relevant and understandable to us today. Through petition, praise, lament and song, the Psalmist articulates both the difficulties of living in a fallen world but also the eternal truths about the character of God. Those who are burdened by life’s trials will discover that the Psalms are, as one commentator called them, “the soul’s medicine chest.” This book is a source of encouragement and hope, and it also provides an impetus for worship and prayer. With clarity ...

Psalms
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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
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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 ...


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Series: Basics 2014


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
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Series: Basics 2014


Preaching a Psalm of Lament

Christopher Ash goes to the book of Psalms and helps the pastor see rich truths ready to be preached. Encouraging pastors to help their audience get it, feel it and want it, Ash does exactly this as he navigates Psalm 74. Moving through deep grief to intense confidence, Ash explains how this Psalm shows God’s sovereignty over all evil.

Psalms 74:1-23
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Series: Basics 2014


Seven Vital Truths About a Culture of Prayer

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.


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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.


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Series: Basics 2014



Seeing, Caring, Thinking, Praying

It's easy for local congregations to become comfortable and allow our outreach to neighbors and friends to wane. But the pattern of our Lord is a passionate commitment to spread the good news of the kingdom of God. In this message from Matthew 9:36-38, Alistair Begg explains that taking our responsibility to share the gospel seriously means making Jesus' priorities our own by seeing those around us clearly, caring deeply, thinking properly, and praying fervently.

Matthew 9:35-38
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The Work of the Word, Part One

Like all ministers, Timothy was responsible to teach God's truth to his congregation. In this message by Alistair Begg, we learn how the Apostle Paul directed Timothy to rely on the Scriptures alone when instructing others – the same principle Jesus used in His ministry. The Bible accomplishes its work in our lives as we trust in its authority as the inspired Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16
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Providence Defined

Are our lives determined by fate or chance? Did God create the universe and then step aside to watch history unfold from a distance? In this message, Alistair Begg challenges us to consider that according to the Bible, the details of our lives actually unfold within the providence of God. He is working in every circumstance – good and bad – for His glory. The Christian can take comfort in the knowledge that all of our days unfold in the care of our loving Father.

Proverbs 16:9
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The Work of the Word, Part Two

What do Christians mean when we say that the Bible is “profitable” for life? Alistair Begg challenges us to consider that because when the Bible speaks, God speaks, His Word is both powerful and beneficial. Scripture brings the light of the Gospel to dark minds, empowers God’s people to battle sin, and strengthens the afflicted in times of need.


The Work of the Word, Part Three

Paul commanded Timothy, his protégé, to hold to the Bible alone in his ministry, relying on its power to do God’s work. In this message, Alistair Begg expresses the same concern and provides some examples of what can happen when church leaders lack this commitment to the truth of Scripture. When we truly believe the Bible, its teachings impact both our beliefs and our behavior – how we think and what we do.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
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Providence in Christ's Death

The death of Jesus was an act of great injustice, but the Bible tells us that it also happened according to the plan and purpose of God. In this message, Alistair Begg examines the crucifixion in light of the doctrine of providence from the perspective of God the Father, the Lord Jesus, and the human participants. Although it is a mystery that we cannot fully understand, the injustice of the crucifixion accomplished God’s plan from eternity to demonstrate the breadth of His love by redeeming sinners.

Acts 2:23 , Acts 4:28
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Name Above All Names

Isaiah 9 tells us in familiar words that Jesus is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Alistair Begg encourages us with the reminder that these are not just titles of the incarnate Christ, but roles He fills in the life of the Christian. In this Advent study, we discover the actions Jesus performs in each role and the very real difference they make in our daily experience.

Isaiah 9:6
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Series: It is HIStory!



A Child is Born

At Christmas, we don't celebrate the birth of any ordinary child, but a Child who was born to save and to rule. In this study of Isaiah 9, Alistair Begg reminds us that Jesus is Mediator, beloved Son, Redeemer, Creator, and King. When we consider Christ from this perspective, our eyes are drawn from the manger to the cross and the throne, where our living Savior reigns in power.

Isaiah 9:6
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Series: It is HIStory!


Light in the Darkness

When we face spiritual darkness - both in the world around us and within our own hearts - where can we turn for relief? Alistair Begg reminds us that only the light of redemption revealed in Christ Jesus can overcome our darkness and deal with our alienation from God. Our celebration of Advent should anticipate the great celebration that will take place when Jesus returns in glory.

Isaiah 9:2-5
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Series: It is HIStory!


It is HIStory!

Preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ's coming should be a priority, but it is often neglected. Alistair Begg explains that Advent provides an opportunity for us to consider how Jesus fulfilled not just specific predictions, but all of the Old Testament during His earthly ministry. When we consider the coming of the Lord Jesus in this context, we discover that all of the Bible is history - and HIS story.

Isaiah 9:1-7
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Series: It is HIStory!


Behold Your King is Coming To You

The Advent season season encourages us not only to reflect on Christ's coming, but to look forward to his return. In this study of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before the Passover, we learn to anticipate his triumphant return as king and judge.


How Is Your Thanksgiving?

In Ephesians 5, the apostle Paul gives a familiar command: "Give thanks." Yet this attitude doesn't exist in a vacuum - our thankfulness to God is set in the broader context of godly character and actions. In this study, we examine this context and how believers' lives give evidence of our salvation.


The Danger of Self Reliance

After celebrating the Passover with his disciples, Jesus warned them that they would all fall away. In doing so, he identified a danger that we face too. When we rely on ourselves and trust our own hearts, we are in a precarious position. But as Jesus' words also remind us, failure with God is never final.

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 7


The God Who Speaks

Mark Dever, Senior Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., takes us behind the scenes of Scripture with Ezekiel as he receives his first vision in Ezekiel 1. Dever explains that preaching is firmly rooted not in a first century cultural expression but rather in the fact that we serve a God who speaks to us. Drawing five observations of God from Ezekiel’s vision, Dever presents a magnificent image of who God, the One who speaks to us, truly is.

Series: Basics 2012


The Shepherd Who Prays

Voddie Baucham teaches from Paul’s final letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 1) where he opens his heart up before God. Voddie encourages preachers to not only preach, but to pray. A shepherd who preaches must be a shepherd who prays, and therefore the shepherd who prays will always be a shepherd who preaches. If the preacher finds himself at a point in life where prayer is absent, it’s directly indicative of one who is moving away from dependence on God.

Series: Basics 2012


The God Who Prays

Mark Dever teaches from John 17 and guides pastors through a moving prayer prayed by Jesus. With simplicity as the guide, Dever points to four essential elements of prayer from our Savior: praying to His righteous and holy Father on behalf of Himself and those whom the Father has given, praying for protection, praying for sanctification and unity, and praying for His Father’s glory.

Series: Basics 2012


Family Shepherds

Speaker Voddie Baucham of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, introduced the topic of “Family Shepherds” at one of several breakout sessions held during the first day of the Basics 2012 Pastor’s Conference at Parkside Church. Voddie Baucham presented four key attributes of the often overlooked role of fathers: the necessity of family discipleship and evangelism, the need for marriage enrichment, the importance of child training, and the need to have a reflective time of lifestyle evaluation.


Pastoral Priorities, Part One

The leadership of the early Church devoted themselves to prayer and to preaching. When a dispute arose that threatened the unity of the Church, they faced the temptation to reorder their priorities. Instead, as Alistair Begg explains, the leaders took a firm stand on the priority of preaching. Although good works bear witness to the Gospel message, it is only through the Word of God proclaimed that men and women come to faith in Christ.

Acts 6:1-7
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Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 6


The Shepherd Who Preaches

With passion and conviction, Voddie Baucham urges pastors everywhere to hold firm to the Word that has been taught and entrusted to them. The preacher, the shepherd, the overseer of God’s flock must not shrink back from preaching the true Gospel because it is only through the Gospel that God’s Word can be proclaimed. Using Paul’s instruction to Titus (Titus 1:5-9), Baucham lays out the characteristics of God’s shepherds whom He calls to the high order of preaching and shepherding. Baucham warns that those who seek to go beyond what the Gospel teaches and proclaims must be refuted.

Series: Basics 2012


Elders, Part One

Browse through a book on leadership, and you may read that good leaders are marked by giftedness, personality, and organizational skills. But when Paul urged Titus to see that elders were appointed in the church at Crete, he provided a very different list of qualifications. In this study in Titus 1:5-9, we learn that the elders should be men whose lives are submitted to the word of God who shepherd the church by teaching and guarding the truth.

Titus 1:5-9
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Series: Get It Right, Volume 1


Truth Tightly Packed, Part One

Paul wrote to Titus as a servant of God, appointed by grace, with a clear purpose in mind: to see people come to faith and grow in the faith to which they have come. This study in Titus 1:1-4 explores Paul's authority and the singlemindedness of his ministry to the people whom God has been calling to himself from eternity.

Titus 1:1-4
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Series: Get It Right, Volume 1


Fix Our Eyes on Christ

When we are tempted to become discouraged, and when we allow the negative circumstances of life to press in upon us, one of our great anecdotes is to consider Him who endured humiliation by sinful men, but then was exalted to the highest throne. We will not grow weary and lose heart when we fix our eyes away from ourselves and on Jesus.

Philippians 2:9-11
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 2


Holiness

The pathway to holiness emerges from reflecting on the wonder of the saving work that Jesus accomplished on the cross. He has done all that is necessary in relationship to sin, to God, to Satan, and to us. We respond with a life marked by holy devotion, feeding on the Word of God, living in the fear of God, and resting in the grace of God.

Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 2



Jesus Condemned to Death, Part One

At His trial by the religious leaders in Mark 14, Jesus appeared to be a helpless victim and His ministry seemed to be over. But appearances can be deceiving: Even as He went through weakness and tragedy, He was fulfilling prophecy and bringing His redemption plan to completion.

Mark 14:53-65
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Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 7



Notes From the Flyleaf of My Bible

Alistair Begg shares words of wisdom from the flyleaf of his Bible with students on the threshold of a new academic year. First, if Jesus Christ is worth serving, He is worth serving well. Second, the matter of our head is an important matter: how we think and how we think about ourselves. Third, if our prayer is meager, then it is because we believe it to be supplemental and not fundamental. Fourth, relationships are vital. Finally, most spiritual progress is made through the difficult days and not through the days that yield success.

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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 2


Jesus is King


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The "Foolishness" of God

This is from the 2009 Moody Founder's Week in Chicago, IL.


Now to Him

When the truth of the Gospel is threatened by those who have crept into the Church, contending for the faith is essential. As Alistair Begg reminds us, though, contending for truth is only one part of the pastor's charge to care for his congregation. As we contend for the faith, we must also keep watch over ourselves and show mercy to one another, understanding that God's power preserves His people moment by moment.

Jude 1:17-24
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Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 6


He Was Taken Up

The ascension of our Lord into heaven is just as vital to the core truth of the Gospel as are His sacrificial death and His resurrection. In this study, we learn how Jesus' transition from His earthly ministry to His heavenly ministry impacts the life of the believer today.

Acts 1:1-11
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Repent and Be Baptized

As we look through the book of Acts, we see that as Jesus' followers obeyed the Lord's command to make disciples of all nations, people believed in in the Lord Jesus and were baptized without delay. Baptism portrays in a visible way what Christ has performed for us, and it is a tangible sign of our commitment to following him. Why, then, would a Christian hesitate to be baptized?


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The Faithfulness of God

It is often in the worst of circumstances when the Christian must affirm the unwavering faithfulness of God. Alistair Begg encourages us that when hard times come, we can bring to mind the faithfulness of God displayed perfectly in Christ Jesus and have hope. By looking to Christ, who is acquainted with our sorrows, Christians can display mourning coupled with trust in the promises of God.

Lamentations 3:1-24
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Series: Encore 2014


Lessons For Life, Volume 2

Young men and women entering college or taking their first steps out into the world will quickly find their faith put to the test. Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” and to “seize the day” without regard for eternal consequences. The pressure imposed by society to thrive in a competitive world can breed broken friendships, disappointments, and lure young adults away from their devotion to Christ.

Teaching from selected Scripture including Psalms, Proverbs, Timothy and James, Alistair Begg speaks to college student audiences about holding firm to Christian convictions. Lessons For Life offers practical, essential teaching ...


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Obedience

God desires absolute, total obedience from His people, not merely a ritual observance of the commandments that suit our lifestyles and personalities. In this study of John 14:15-24, we discover that our love for God is displayed in our obedience-- not as a means to salvation, but as a response to His grace in saving us. True obedience reveals itself in humility, love, and holy living, both in our homes and in our church lives. Living a life of obedience is God's work in us and results in His blessing.


Running the Race

We who are of the faith do not quit, but continue and persevere until the end. Though we may be slowed down and battered along the way, our fate is sealed in the Lord Jesus. There are several disciplines that enable us to run the race of faith. Learn the means by which God empowers us to run and grow in the knowledge of Christ. Are you running?


Make the Most of Every Opportunity

Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” without regard for eternal consequences. This kind of thinking is merely an illusion. The psalmist teaches us to “number our days aright” and to be mindful of using our time to gain a heart of wisdom. Speaking to a college student audience, Alistair Begg cautions against squandering opportunities and instead, remaining attentive to the ultimate relationship that exists between our mortality and sin.

Psalms 90:12
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


A Warning Against Laziness

Laziness and procrastination are two characteristics to avoid. The lure of deferring our daily responsibilities can be appealing on the surface, but as a habitual practice, laziness is sinful and can grow into a view of hopelessness toward individual achievement. Speaking at a college campus, Alistair Begg explains how laziness is sinful behavior that breeds a lifestyle of excuses and ultimately an inability to find fulfillment.

Series: Encore 2013


True Friendship

What are the hallmarks of true friendship? How do we select close, personal relationships that strengthen our devotion to God as opposed to relationships that cause our devotion to falter? Alistair Begg navigates us through the Biblical characteristics of a true friend. Loyalty, honesty, consistency and sensitivity are all essential elements in true friendship and are all embodied in the person of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 18:22-24
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


The Dangers of Jealousy

In a world where material wealth and professional success serve as the benchmarks for happiness, jealousy invokes sadness and anger at others’ good fortune. When jealousy becomes consuming, a path of destruction and broken relationships are left in its wake. What jealousy fails to recognize, however, is that all gifts are apportioned by God according to His all-knowing wisdom. Alistair Begg teaches that jealousy is sinful, breeds a destructive spirit, and must be brought before God in repentance.

Proverbs 27:4
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


Approved By God

What is our legacy? What do we leave behind? Alistair Begg directs a college student audience to Paul’s final instruction to Timothy: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved.” Each day our actions affect those around us in ways that are either helpful or harmful, encouraging or unreliable. Such conscious choices paint a canvas of the picture we ultimately leave behind. In this message, men and women are encouraged to choose their friends wisely and not to underestimate a life lived to the glory of God.

2 Timothy 2:15
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


A Call to the Potential Drifter

Daily commitment and devotion are essential to our step-by-step journey toward heaven. The Apostle Paul compares our daily lives to conditioning for a marathon. Such preparation entails strain and difficulty. When we are not prepared for sacrifice, we will never know the joy of the prize. In this message on 1 Corinthians 9, Alistair Begg instructs us to not run aimlessly, but instead to run for the goal of eternal life with Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


Temptation

Temptation is the enticement to sin and is rooted in our own evil desire. Outside forces do not compel us to engage in sinful or evil behavior, but the desire within our own hearts draws us into a disobedient realm. While the devil serves as a source of temptation, the decision to indulge in our desires is internally conceived. Alistair Begg explains that acting on temptation is an “inside job” and warns us to be vigilant against its enticement.

James 1:12-15
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


Standing For Your Faith

Alistair Begg recounts his own personal experience of coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Drawing upon his youth in Scotland, England, and later, Michigan, he encourages young people to choose relationships carefully – recognizing that friendships compel us to be good or bad, but seldom neutral. In pivotal moments when peers compel us to act, it is essential to stand firm upon our knowledge that Christ died for our sins and not waiver from our faith.

2 Timothy 1:3-8
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Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1


Titus - An Introduction

The book of Titus was written to a church living in moral and doctrinal confusion. Paul charged Titus to set things in order by teaching sound doctrine and instructing his congregation in the character that should be manifested among those who profess faith in Christ. In this introduction to the book of Titus, we learn that Paul's encouragement to cultivate discernment and godly living is as relevant now as it was in the first century.

Titus 1:1-4
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Series: Get It Right, Volume 1


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