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The Role of the Congregation, Part Two

Local Congregations have a responsibility to be involved in the life of the church body by serving one another in love and by exercising spiritual gifts for the common good. As we are taught and prepared by the pastor/teacher, the call to each of us is to identify the gifts we have been given by God and to use them to build up the body of Christ. In this message from Ephesians 4, Alistair Begg reminds us of this responsibility to press on to the maturity that is found in knowing and growing up into Christ.

Ephesians 4:1
sku: 1157CD

Series: Authority in the Church


Born Again, What Do You Mean?

What does it mean to be born again? It’s not a recent cultural phenomenon, but a timeless Biblical truth. Alistair Begg reminds us that it is only by God’s gracious gift of new birth that anyone may see their need of Christ and come to Him in repentance and faith.


The Role of the Congregation, Part One

Pastors or church leaders may choose to abandon their responsibilities within their God-given role. As Alistair Begg reminds us, however, serving God in the local church is a privilege. Pastors are gifted and commanded to teach, lead, guide, and feed the congregation. In so doing, they prepare the members to perform the works of service which God has prepared in advance for them to do.

Ephesians 4:1
sku: 1156CD

Series: Authority in the Church


Jesus Clears the Temple

When Jesus confronted the dishonesty of merchants in the temple courts, they responded by defying his authority rather than acknowledging their sin. Alistair Begg challenges us to consider whether we react the same way when there is sin that must be dealt with. We all have consciences in need of conviction and forgiveness that only Christ can provide.


The Role of Deacons

Life in the local church requires us to understand the leadership structure that God has provided for our good. The office of deacons was established in the New Testament church as a practical ministry of mercy. As Alistair Begg explains, God’s appointment of this office is a clear reminder that He is concerned with the poor and needy. The deacon should be viewed as an extension of the eldership, who in turn are subject to God and His Word.


sku: 1154CD

Series: Authority in the Church


The First Miraculous Sign

In this study of John 2:1-11, Alistair Begg walks us through the significance of the first miracle that Jesus performed: turning water into wine. Through John's description of the event, we get a glimpse of Mary’s faith, a hint of Jesus’s glory and transforming power, and a promise that the best is yet to come.


The God of the Second Chance

Jonah was a man running from the Lord, which resulted in desperate consequences. Despite Jonah’s blatant rebellion, God was not content to leave him in such dire circumstances, but chose to restore him so he could complete the task he had been called to do. In this message, Alistair Begg assures us that God continues to be the God of second chances, ever-ready to redeem the repentant and restore them to useful service.


The Role of Elders in the Church, Part Three

What qualifications must a person have to be an elder? Is it even possible to make a practical application of these ideals? The qualifications that we’ll hear about are not only important for elders but also for all members of the family of God. Pastor Begg categorizes these standards, and helps us understand why they are important for Biblical leadership.


sku: 1150CD

Series: Authority in the Church


John the Baptist's Testimony

Jesus Christ stands in the crossroad of our lives, but who is He? Why did He come to this world? These questions are relevant not only to the people of the first century, but also to us today. As Alistair Begg explains, Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Just as John the Baptist testified to this truth, each of us must respond to the person of Christ.


The Role of Elders in the Church, Part Two

How is biblical eldership to function effectively? The practice of scripturally qualified eldership and the plurality of eldership are absolute necessities. The elders’ source of authority is in God and His Word. Elders submit to one another out of reverence for Christ and to the Word of God.


sku: 1149CD

Series: Authority in the Church










Only One Way

Galatians 1:6
sku: 1393CD

Series: Right With God, Volume 1



No Vacancy?

Luke 2:1-20
sku: 1376CD

The Dawn of a New Day

Amos 9:1
sku: 1374CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


Dark Days & Shaved Heads

Amos 8:1
sku: 1373CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


The Making of a Man of God

In order to grow in our faith and become the man or woman God wants us to be, it takes intentional effort combined with God’s intervention. We can expect opposition, resistance and maybe even intimidation when we choose to share our faith. Alistair Begg encourages us to stand strong in the face of persecution… knowing that God is at our side.

Amos 7:10
sku: 1370CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


The Sovereign Lord

Amos 7:1
sku: 1369CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


The Day of the Lord

Amos 5:18
sku: 1365CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


A Funeral Song

Amos 5:1
sku: 1363CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


The Point of No Return

Amos 4:1
sku: 1362CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


Divine Alienation

Amos 3:9
sku: 1360CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


The Lion has Roared

Amos 3:1
sku: 1357CD

Series: The Lion's Roar



This is what the Lord Says, Part 1

Amos 1:3
sku: 1355CD

Series: The Lion's Roar


Amos, An Introduction

Amos 1:1
sku: 1352CD

Series: The Lion's Roar












Why Study 1 John?

1 John 1:1
sku: 1455CD

Series: Life Assurance, Volume 1


Three Facts True of Every Christian

Alistair Begg opens the Bible to the book of 1 Peter. It’s here that we see a glimpse of the author a man of God who calls us to a very high standard of Christian living. In fact, Peter’s life reveals characteristics that should be true of every believer. Learn more about these characteristics as we study 1 Peter 1.

1 Peter 1:1
sku: 1454CD

Series: Encore 2010



Room or No Room


sku: 1445CD








Restoration

Galatians 6:1
sku: 1422CD

Series: Right With God, Volume 2


The Lord Reigns

Psalms 97:1
sku: 1417CD

Series: What Is True Worship?









Discipline in the Fellowship, Part Three

Hebrews 12:8 reminds us that the Lord's discipline is for our good, so that we may share in God's holiness, and that it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace. Discipline within the local church should be viewed through this lens, and this study reminds us that although it is not pleasant at the time, church discipline accomplishes God's good purposes for his people.


Dealing with Depression

Like David, many of us have seasons in our soul where it seems like it’s winter all the time. Often this kind of depression is the result of having the wrong perspective of our circumstances. While we need to realize the depth of our sin, we must not be despairingly overcome by it. Scripture calls us to trust in God’s unfailing love and rejoice in His salvation. If David could do this by looking forward to the coming Messiah, how much more should we who have clearly seen what was done for us in Christ?

Psalms 13:1
sku: 1129CD

Discipline in the Fellowship, Part Two

Church discipline brings glory to God as his people obey his word, but it is often overlooked and misunderstood. It isn't just the business of pastors and teachers, but the responsibility of every member of the congregation, seeking the restoration of sinning members and the purity of the fellowship.


Discipline in the Fellowship, Part One

Although throughout the bible we see that God's discipline shapes his people in holiness, church discipline is the most neglected aspect of biblical fellowship. Discipline is commanded by God, however, and it plays a vital role in the life of the local church.


Once Saved, Always Saved?

Can someone who is a true Christian sin to such an extent that they are no longer a Christian? When we properly understand the nature of salvation and that salvation is not based on our efforts, we can rest assured that God will keep His children until the end. This reality is what our hope is built upon and where we find strength to produce the fruits of the Spirit, which is evidence that we belong to Christ.

John 10:27-29
sku: 1128CD

How to Foster Fellowship

By nature, human beings walk in darkness and are shut out from fellowship with God. Until a person has found fellowship with God, by grace through Christ, they will never truly be able to experience fellowship with God’s people. Having a genuine love for one’s brothers and sisters in Christ is evidence that a person has shared in the salvation of Christ. Learn how this love is demonstrated and maintained in sincerity and humility.

Romans 12:9-13
sku: 1126CD


Motherhood- A Sacred Task

Though not socially embraced by current culture, motherhood and the making of a home are highly exalted in the Bible. Through the study of Titus 2:1-5, we learn of the privilege, priorities, and purposes of the sacred task of motherhood. Biblical motherhood - or its failure - will have implications for generations to come.







The Covenant Confirmed

Genesis 17:1
sku: 1083CD

Series: Venturing In Faith


Divorce & Remarriage

Matthew 19:1
sku: 1084CD

Faith in the Waiting Room

Genesis 16:1
sku: 1082CD

Series: Venturing In Faith



Abram to the Rescue

Genesis 14:1
sku: 1077CD

Series: Venturing In Faith


Let's Have No Quarreling

Genesis 13:1
sku: 1076CD

Series: Venturing In Faith


A Failure of Nerve

Genesis 12:10
sku: 1074CD

Series: Venturing In Faith



One Man's Background

Genesis 11:27
sku: 1070CD

Series: Venturing In Faith


Dealing with Death

Proverbs 14:26
sku: 1065CD

Here is My Servant! Part One

Centuries before Christ was born, a prophet spoke about His life, His purpose and His future impact on us today. Alistair Begg turns to Isaiah chapter forty- two to unpack the details about the coming Messiah.

Isaiah 42:1
sku: 2657CD

Series: Here is Your God!


Giving God's Way, Part Three

When it comes to giving our financial resources to God’s work, how – and how much – should we give? In answering these questions, one principle must be grasped before any others will fall into place. Using Zaccheus and the rich young ruler as illustrations, Alistair Begg explains the necessity of an unreserved commitment to Jesus Christ before our giving will be done in the right spirit or in the right amount.


Giving God's Way, Part Two

When the Gospel takes hold of our lives, it changes how we use our resources. Alistair Begg reminds us that it is ultimately what we know of God that moves us to the necessity of giving generously. As our minds are transformed, our answers to the questions “to what are we giving?” and “to whom are we giving?” change as well.


Giving God's Way, Part One

Every builder understands that a house is only as strong as its foundation. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds us of the importance of building a strong foundation in spiritual matters as well. Biblical prayer, biblical leadership, and biblical faith will act as footings during a time when spiritual dangers abound.


Stability: Leaning on the Truth, Part Two

How important is it to us, in our daily lives, that we are pleasing to God? In these verses from Hebrews 13, we learn that the purpose of Jesus' sacrifice on Calvary was to "sanctify" us – to make us holy. Alistair Begg explains that we can rely on God's grace to strengthen us to resist compromise and dare to live for Him.

Hebrews 13:9-14
sku: 1180CD

Stability: Leaning on the Truth, Part One

As Christians "dare to be different" in meaningful ways from the surrounding culture, it is vital that our lives reflect the stability of God's unchanging character. This message by Alistair Begg points out two keys to stability: revelation - what God says in His Word - and redemption - what Christ has done to redeem us.


The Plight of Man & the Power of Christ

When Jesus visited the Pool of Bethesda in John 5, He encountered a man who had been an invalid for many years. Commanding the man to "Get up and walk," the Lord healed him instantly of his affliction. In this message, Alistair Begg encourages us with the reminder that although we are all hopeless and helpless without the grace of God, Jesus still sets sinners free.


Loyalty: Learning from the Leaders

Without good leadership, everything crumbles. Leaders must be tireless in their dedication to the Word of God and must always strive to turn people towards the Lord Jesus Christ – not towards themselves. Alistair Begg points us to Jesus, the ultimate Leader, to whom all leaders are accountable.

Hebrews 13:7 , Hebrews 13:17
sku: 1175CD

An Illustration of Faith

What does genuine faith look like in the life of a believer? In this sermon Alistair Begg breaks down several aspects of saving faith. Like the royal official’s plea for help in John 4, we must come to Christ humbly acknowledging our own helplessness and asking Christ to save us. When we do this in a sincere way, we will desire to serve Christ and tell others about Him.


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