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The Role of Women in Church, Part One

In today’s ever-changing culture, there is confusion and a lack of conviction concerning the role of women in the local church. Even though the Bible speaks plainly, some tend to doubt the authority of God’s Word on this subject. Alistair Begg reminds us that Scripture is always relevant, must always be trusted, and should be our ultimate source of truth.

Genesis 1:26 , Genesis 2:19
sku: 1159CD

Series: Authority in the Church

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

Who is Jesus Christ?, Part Two

John opens his Gospel with the answer to this vital and relevant question. Christ is the only savior and only way to God. He is the true light witnessed to by John, unrecognized creator, unaccepted Messiah, authority in salvation, incarnate God and ultimate revelation of God. What will you do with this knowledge?

The Role of Elders in the Church, Part One

The evil one knows well that no army can be effective in warfare without clear leadership and without distinguishable commitment from followers. Misconceptions about what constitutes a biblical church government can be harmful and counterproductive to real ministry. The biblical patterns of leadership are authority, maturity and responsibility.

1 Peter 5:1 , Acts 20:17
sku: 1147CD

Series: Authority in the Church

Authority in the Church, Part Two

The essence of authority is defined in the person of Jesus Christ, the head of the church and must be displayed in patterns of the church. The scriptures are the authoritative words spoken by Christ. We must pledge to give our utmost attention to His Word and view all things in light of it. The practice of submitting to the authority of Jesus Christ is the ultimate issue of a rising or a falling church.

Colossians 1:18
sku: 1144CD

Series: Authority in the Church

Introduction to John's Gospel

In introducing the study of the Gospel of John, Alistair Begg reviews the historical significance and the practical relevance of the gospels, and establishes the relationship between John's Gospel and the Synoptic Gospels (the first three books in the New Testament-- Matthew, Mark, and Luke).

John 20:24-31
sku: 1145CD

Authority in the Church, Part One

Who is in charge? Sadly the answer is often confused in our contemporary society and compromised in Christianity. The only answer to this inevitable and fundamental question is Jesus Christ, the head of the church. His Word demands our utter submission and obedience to Jesus’ authority, not at all to our own desires or comforts.

Colossians 1:18
sku: 1142CD

Series: Authority in the Church

The Ascension of Jesus Christ

Christians rightfully pay attention to the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus, but His work was not completed until He returned to the Father in glory. It is vital for believers in Christ to understand the whole plan and purpose of God revealed in Jesus. Alistair Begg reminds us that it is because Jesus is the ascended King who intercedes for us that we have hope and security in this world and can face eternity by his grace.

Acts 1:1-11
sku: 1143CD

Keeping the Vision, Part Two

In this sermon Alistair Begg emphasizes the significance of building a church for God's glory. Such a place will be the launching pad for mature believers ready to spread God's Word to see unbelievers come to faith in Christ. Just as a young and inexperienced Solomon found the building of the temple a daunting task, the people of God are reminded of their own weakness and dependence on God. The task requires a consecrated, praying congregation and leaders who sacrificially lead by example. In so doing, God will build his church.

Keeping the Vision, Part One

We're often led to believe that it is in human ingenuity and dreams that take a team, a church or business where it needs to go. In this study based on Ephesians 3:20-21 Alistair Begg teaches the importance of acknowledging instead that we're to be carried along by divine initiative as we prayerfully submit to God and His Word. Since all power comes from God, then all glory must go to Him. In keeping the vision of the Church, we must always focus on God, not on man; stretch our faith concerning God’s unlimited abilities; and view our future in ...

The Christian Soldier

The Bible tells us that Christian living is not one of ease but rather is a battlefield of struggles. How do we stay strong in the Lord in the midst of a society that is alien to God’s truth? How do we defeat the devil’s attacks on our assurance of faith, worship and purity? By His Grace, our God equips us with full armor and weapons to stand firm in the mighty power of Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-20
sku: 1136CD

The Church and Its Witness, Part One

For many, the church today is often an object of mistrust, misunderstanding, and misgiving...creating a barrier, rather than a gateway, to effective witnessing. In Part One of this three-part message, we investigate the primary motivation for outreach, and the necessary elements for effective witnessing. Regardless of occupation, ALL believers are called to make disciples for God's glory.

The Lord's Table

Even in the middle of our enemies, God purposes to place His children at the very center of one of His richest blessings. Through the blessing of communion, we are revived in our spirit and our gaze is turned toward Christ. By not looking to ourselves for security, but to Christ, we will receive strength; rivers of living water will flow from our lives.

Psalms 23:5
sku: 1131CD

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
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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
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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!

Being a Husband-God's Way

This message is also part of "We Two Are One"

1 Peter 3:7
sku: 1478CD

Series: Standing Firm in Shaking Times, Volume 2

Respect for Children

These days, parents often defer their child’s attention to video games television or other forms of self-entertainment. In doing so, they fail to teach kids the basic skills, such as reverence, sympathy and respect. Listen to Alistair Begg talk about instilling essential virtues in our children.

Luke 2:39
sku: 1475CD

Series: Parental Priorities

Being a Wife-God's Way

This message is also part of "We Two Are One"

1 Peter 3:1
sku: 1476CD

Series: Standing Firm in Shaking Times, Volume 2

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
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Series: Encore 2010

Room or No Room

sku: 1445CD

The Sacred Duty of Motherhood

sku: 1798CD

How Are the Dead Raised?

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:35
sku: 1793CD

Series: Life After Death

Pleasing God

Ever wondered what it takes to please God? What does He expect from you? Alistair Begg presents a straight forward message on what God requires of those who follow Him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
sku: 1790CD

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 2

Our God Reigns

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:20
sku: 1789CD

Series: Life After Death

Now We Really Live!

In the third chapter of First Thessalonians, we read the affectionate words of Paul as he reflects on his love for the young believers under his care. It gives us a biblical model for leadership in the church today. And it’s our subject on Truth For Life as we listen to a message called, “Now We Really Live.”

1 Thessalonians 3:6
sku: 1788CD

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

A Matter of Death & Life, Part 1

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:20
sku: 1785CD

Series: Life After Death

Our Glory and Joy

In his first New Testament letter to the believers in Thessalonica, Paul referred to his friends as “our glory and joy.” Discover what’s behind Paul’s affectionate statement when you hear Alistair Begg continue his series called, “Belief and Behavior.”

1 Thessalonians 2:17
sku: 1784CD

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

If Christ Has Not Been Raised, then What?

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:12
sku: 1783CD

Series: Life After Death

Testimony of the Apostle Paul

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:8
sku: 1780CD

Series: Life After Death

The Resurrection: Eyewitness Accounts

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:3
sku: 1778CD

Series: Life After Death

Held and Holding Firmly

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:2
sku: 1777CD

Series: Life After Death

The Good News of the Resurrection

This message is also part of "Life After Death"

1 Corinthians 15:1
sku: 1775CD

Series: Life After Death

How to Avoid Sin

Proverbs 7:1
sku: 1774CD

Who is Jesus?, Part Three

This Christmas Eve, spend time with Alistair Begg studying what the Bible says about Jesus Christ. Why did He come? And what does His ministry have to do with our lives today? Expand your Christmas celebration with the truth about the baby Jesus!

sku: 1767CD

Series: Who Is Jesus?

A Prayer for Pastors

2 Timothy 4:5
sku: 1763CD

No Clever Tricks

When the Apostle Paul traveled to 1st century cities to spread the Gospel, he was met with intense opposition and criticism. In his 1st letter to his friends in Thessalonica, we read his touching words about this season of his life. That’s our subject when Alistair Begg presents a message called “No Clever Tricks.”

1 Thessalonians 2:1
sku: 1762CD

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1