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Doers of the Word

Doers of the Word

preached October 15, 2011
added April 13, 2012
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scripture Titus 3
topic Obeying God
type Sermon
id 0168
An Idle Tale?

An Idle Tale?

preached April 8, 2012
added April 9, 2012
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scripture John 20:11-18
topics Atonement, Christ's Resurrection, Gospel
type Sermon
id 2865

John's account of the resurrection of Jesus shows us that despite all that the disciples had heard from Jesus, they did not understand the significance of his death or the promise that he would rise again. Their sadness turned to joy and boldness when they were transformed by the risen Christ . We don't mourn a Savior who is dead and buried, but the message of Easter calls us to mourn for our sin and then to rejoice in what Jesus has accomplished for us.

Name Above Every Other

Name Above Every Other

preached November 3, 2013
added November 2, 2013
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scripture Hebrews 10:5-18
topic Jesus Christ
type Sermon
id 2989

Jesus Christ. Some use his name as a curse. Others cherish it as precious. For many, there's "just something about that name." In this message, Alistair Begg explains that the significance of the name Jesus Christ is found in all that it reflects about the Savior's work. He is the prophet who opens blind eyes to the word of God; the priest who reconciles his people to God; and the king who seeks the welfare of his people.

One Thing

One Thing

preached October 30, 2013
added November 1, 2013
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topic Ministry
type Sermon
id 3004
Remember, Remember!

Remember, Remember!

preached October 27, 2013
added October 28, 2013
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scripture Esther 9:20-32
topics Biblical Figures, Faithfulness of God, Redemptive History, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2986

Remembering God's faithfulness in the past helps us trust Him in the here and now. Are there ways we can help ourselves remember? Alistair Begg explains how the Jews did that very thing, in Esther 9, when they instituted the feast of Purim.

Qualified, Delivered and Transferred

Qualified, Delivered and Transferred

preached October 27, 2013
added October 27, 2013
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scripture Colossians 1:9-14
topics Faith, Gospel, Grace, Joy, Justification/Imputation of Righteousness, Sanctification, Worship
type Sermon
id 2987

Would you describe Christian worship as a great celebration? With our deliverance in view, that is what we should expect. In this message from Colossians 1:9-15, Alistair Begg reminds us that the source of Christian joy and the fuel for godly living is the work that Christ has done on our behalf.

The Tables Are Turned

The Tables Are Turned

preached October 20, 2013
added October 21, 2013
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scripture Esther 9:1-19
topics Biblical Figures, Redemptive History, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2985

When the anticipated day of conflict arrived the Jews arose to defend themselves throughout the Persian empire. In this study from Esther 9, Alistair Begg shows that instead of the Jews being victimized by the enemies who opposed their beliefs, God brought about a great reversal in their circumstance and they became His instruments to bring about their own deliverance.

Dare to Be a Daniel

Dare to Be a Daniel

preached October 19, 2013
added October 20, 2013
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scripture Daniel 6:1-28
topics Biblical Figures, Faith
type Sermon
id 3027
A Call For Thankfulness

A Call For Thankfulness

preached October 13, 2013
added October 13, 2013
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scripture Ephesians 5:15
topics Character of God, Thanksgiving
type Sermon
id 2984

It's not uncommon to hear people challenge themselves to "be more thankful." For the Christian, a grateful heart is a good measure of the work of grace in our hearts. Thankfulness doesn't begin and end with our circumstances, however. Because the experience of God's grace produces thankfulness that is grounded in the character of God, Christian gratitude doesn't depend on the good things that we have or lack, and the Christian can give thanks in all things.

An Ordination Address

An Ordination Address

preached July 29, 2012
added July 28, 2012
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scripture 1 Timothy 4:6-16
topic Preaching
type Sermon
id 2891

The call to be a pastor is not to be taken lightly. This passage in First Timothy describes the nature of Timothy's ministry, and is a reminder to pastors today about what it really means to be a pastor - that they are to preach the law, and to also preach the cross.

Convenient Christianity

Convenient Christianity

preached July 14, 1985
added July 27, 2012
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scripture Acts 24:22-27
topics Christian Thinking, Obedience
type Sermon
id 1134

What does it mean to have faith? Is it merely an intellectual acknowledgment to the claims of Jesus? Alistair explains that faith is more than having the facts in our head; faith is a whole-hearted trust in the work of Christ alone for our acceptance before a Holy God. Evidence of this kind of trust is displayed by a growing willingness to obey His commands.

The Church and Its Witness, Part Two

The Church and Its Witness, Part Two

preached July 21, 1985
added July 27, 2012
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scripture 2 Corinthians 5:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-18
topics Evangelism, Ministry
type Sermon
id 1135

In Part Two of this three-part message, we delve into additional factors that motivate the believer to witness to others. While the primary motivation is to bring glory to God, we are also commanded by Christ to witness, and our love for Him should compel us to seek the spiritually lost. Because Christ has reconciled us to God, we are now given the supreme privilege of taking this ministry of reconciliation to others.

The Church and Its Witness, Part Three

The Church and Its Witness, Part Three

preached July 28, 1985
added July 27, 2012
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scripture Acts 2:14-41
topics Evangelism, Ministry
type Sermon
id 1137

In Part Three of this three-part message, Alistair Begg gives his closing thoughts on the remaining two motivational factors for witnessing; namely, the utmost certainty of the return of Christ, and Final Judgment. Additionally, the five main points of the message believers are to proclaim are outlined. For witnessing to be effective, there must be knowledge as well as conviction of the truth of the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ, and a passion to give our best to reach the lost for God's glory.

Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

preached September 8, 1985
added July 27, 2012
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scripture 1 John 4:7-12
topics Assurance of Salvation, Love of God, Loving Others, Obedience
type Sermon
id 1139

How can we know that we have eternal life? What does it look like when we truly love God? In this study from 1 John 4, Alistair Begg shows us that our belief in God, our obedience to His Word, and our love for one another make our invisible God visible and provides us with assurance that we truly belong to Him.

Encore 2012

Encore 2012

added July 25, 2012
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topics The Bible, Christian Living, Family, Jesus Christ
type Series
id 25903

Our most popular messages of 2012 are rich in both instruction and inspiration. For those seeking to strengthen their understanding and walk of faith, this series of messages from Alistair Begg points time and again to the One who provides both. Encore 2012 contains essential messages on the characteristics of true discipleship, the model for fatherhood, navigating life's difficulties, what it means to be a committed follower of Christ, and how Jesus fulfills God's purpose finally and fully. This series offers clarity and guidance to those desiring to live according to the will of God.

Ordinary People and Everyday Events

Ordinary People and Everyday Events

preached July 22, 2012
added July 23, 2012
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scripture Titus 3:12-15
topics Dependence on God, Gospel, Grace of God, Love of God, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2887

When we think of God's providence, it's often associated with world events or important decisions. But most of life isn't made up of those things - is He involved in the ordinary details of our lives too? The close of Paul's letter to Titus reminds us that God's love gives significance to even the little things: everything is under His loving care.

Steer Clear!

Steer Clear!

preached July 15, 2012
added July 16, 2012
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scripture Titus 3:9-11
topics Church Leadership, False Teaching, Word of God
type Sermon
id 2885

As they do in all human institutions, disagreements and conflicts sometimes arise in the local church. When that happens, how should church leaders respond? In Titus 3:9-11, Paul teaches that the voice of the shepherd must be both gentle and loud: gentle to comfort the wounded and frightened, and loud to warn of danger when necessary.

He Will Judge the World

He Will Judge the World

preached November 11, 2012
added November 12, 2012
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scripture Acts 17:31
topics Assurance of Salvation, Heaven/Hell, Sovereignty of God, Wrath of God
type Sermon
id 2907

When the apostle Paul presented God's truth to the people of Athens, he did not hold back from topics that may be uncomfortable - for example, the coming Day of God's Judgement. The fact that our Creator and Father is also the righteous Judge gives meaning to our moral choices and to suffering, and challenges us to prepare to meet the Day in our own hearts and lives.

Woe to That Man

Woe to That Man

preached November 4, 2012
added November 7, 2012
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scripture Mark 14:17-21
topics Heaven/Hell, Jesus Christ, Repentance, Sovereignty of God, Temptation
type Sermon
id 2906

The Lord Jesus knew what lay ahead for Judas, yet He treated his betrayer as a friend even at the Last Supper. In Mark 14:17-21, we explore the mystery that exists between the two truths of God's sovereignty and human responsibility for evil choices.

Atlanta Listener Event

Atlanta Listener Event

preached October 23, 2012
added November 7, 2012
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topic Gospel
type Sermon
id 2905
Footsteps in the Sea

Footsteps in the Sea

preached September 4, 2005
added October 29, 2012
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scripture Psalms 107:23-43
topics Character of God, Christian Thinking
type Sermon
id 2465

When hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes or other disasters occur, we tend to think that God has fallen asleep on the job. Why would He let something like this happen? This timeless question finds its answer in God's providential and loving care. This is a God who plants His footsteps in the sea and the winds and the waves obey Him. This message was given in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but an understanding that God has loving reasons for all such events helps us rise above the storm, setting our minds and hearts on solid ground.

Preaching the Gospel

Preaching the Gospel

added October 26, 2012
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topics Gospel, Preaching
type Series
id 26901

The continuing challenge of preaching is to bring God’s divine content into the human context in which the message is delivered. For pastors, the key is to help their people understand that following death comes judgment and that the salvation God offers through Christ Jesus is the only deliverance from an eternal sentence. Pastors must make a clear, authoritative and urgent appeal to their congregations to make contact with Jesus Christ from all of Scripture. This is the danger of neglecting the Gospel. Can the Good News, though, be preached from every book of the Bible? Teaching from Ruth, Ecclesiastes, ...

Deep-Seated Corruption

Deep-Seated Corruption

preached October 21, 2012
added October 21, 2012
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scripture Mark 14:10-11
topics Biblical Figures, Jesus Christ, Power/Effects of Sin, Redemptive History, Temptation
type Sermon
id 2904

It's a staggering thought: Someone who had seen all Jesus' miracles - heard all His sermons - participated in His ministry - still made the choice to betray Him. Judas' hypocrisy was so well disguised that the other disciples never suspected a thing, but his choices had an eternal impact. Ours do, too: Are we being truly honest when we call Jesus "Lord"?

Whole-Hearted Devotion

Whole-Hearted Devotion

preached October 14, 2012
added October 15, 2012
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scripture Mark 14:1-9
topics Giving, Jesus Christ, Priorities, Worship
type Sermon
id 2903

When the woman broke the alabaster jar and poured her ointment on Jesus' feet in Mark 14, she gave up a treasured possession. Some who were there saw this as extravagant and wasteful, but what did the Lord see? He recognized her action as true worship, and called it "beautiful."

A Wake-Up Call!

A Wake-Up Call!

preached October 7, 2012
added October 8, 2012
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scripture Mark 13:32-37
topics Kingdom of God, Obedience, Patience, Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ
type Sermon
id 2901

At the end of Mark 13, Jesus tells His disciples that no one knows when His return will be - even He does not know! What then is the purpose of prophecy in the Bible? Knowing that our Lord will certainly return, but not knowing when, motivates us to obey His command, "Stay awake."

The Coming of the Son of Man

The Coming of the Son of Man

preached September 30, 2012
added October 1, 2012
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scripture Mark 13:24-31
topics Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2899

In Mark 13:24-31, Jesus provides His followers with deeper insight into Old Testament prophecies about "the Day of the Lord." We can have confidence in God's ability to accomplish His purposes because His Word will stand forever.

Be On Guard!

Be On Guard!

preached September 23, 2012
added September 24, 2012
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scripture Mark 13:14-23
topics Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2898

When we consider prophetic passages like Mark 13, it helps to look at large principles instead of zooming in on details. We cannot fully understand God's providence in our daily lives: how much less can we understand His cosmic purposes? The Lord Jesus takes the correct approach by focusing on principles like "God reigns," "Be watchful," and "Have peace."

Five Words on Daniel

Five Words on Daniel

preached September 21, 1995
added September 24, 2012
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scripture Daniel 6
topics Biblical Figures, Obedience
type Sermon
id 0173

Daniel was a man with a genuine passion for purity. A man of great integrity, Daniel became distinguished above all other high officials and held the respect of King Darius. His favor with the king, and his unwavering commitment to God and prayer, caused others in high standing to despise him and ultimately made him the target of a plot to face death in the lion's den. See how the plan conceived by Daniel’s enemies backfired, how the schemers were destroyed, and how God was glorified.

Signs of the End

Signs of the End

preached September 16, 2012
added September 17, 2012
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scripture Mark 13:5-13
topics Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2893

Most of the time, when the topic is "the end of the world," you hear a lot of speculation about dates and events and meanings. Mark 13 shows us a stiking difference in the way Jesus approached this subject. Instead of speculating about dates, the Lord provided His followers with practical instruction - actions and attitudes that will equip us to face the future He has planned.

God's Patience

God's Patience

preached September 7, 2012
added September 7, 2012
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scripture 2 Peter 3
topic Character of God
type Sermon
id 0174
The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

added September 4, 2012
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topics The Bible, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God
type Series
id 26802

Look out the window of an airplane from 35,000 feet and you’ll see patterns and dimensions in the landscape unobservable from ground level. Look at the 66 books of the Bible through a similar wide-angle lens and you’ll discover far more than a collection of disjointed writings. The Bible is one book, inspired by one author (God), with one supreme subject, Jesus Christ. In a sweeping study from Genesis to Revelation, Alistair Begg shows us how the storyline of the Bible reveals God’s master plan to establish His eternal kingdom. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, we see a model ...

A Question For Jesus

A Question For Jesus

preached September 2, 2012
added September 4, 2012
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scripture Mark 13:1
topics Jesus Christ, Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ
type Sermon
id 2892

As they leave the Temple in Mark 13, the disciples are impressed by its grandeur. Jesus uses this opportunity and challenges them not to get sidetracked with structures of religion - no matter how grand, they will end someday. The focus of our worship is eternal: Jesus Himself.

The Preacher: John the Baptist

The Preacher: John the Baptist

preached May 24, 1999
added September 4, 2012
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scripture Luke 3:1-20
topic Biblical Figures
type Sermon
id 0143

What made John the Baptist such a successful preacher? As we study the third chapter of Luke we learn that the right ingredients for good preaching don't meet modern expectations, and that the challenge of John's message is just as vital for us as it was for his first hearers.

Interview - The Kingdom of God

Interview - The Kingdom of God

preached September 3, 2012
added September 3, 2012
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topics Kingdom of God, Redemptive History, Studying the Bible
type Sermon
id 2889

Written by more than forty writers, in two languages, over the course of several thousand years—the Bible maintains a common theme woven throughout the pages of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Join us to hear a personal conversation with Alistair Begg about tracing the big picture of the Bible.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 1

The Kingdom of God, Volume 1

added August 27, 2012
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topics The Bible, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God
type Series
id 26801

Look out the window of an airplane from 35,000 feet and you’ll see patterns and dimensions in the landscape unobservable from ground level. Look at the 66 books of the Bible through a similar wide-angle lens and you’ll discover far more than a collection of disjointed writings. The Bible is one book, inspired by one author (God), with one supreme subject, Jesus Christ. In a sweeping study from Genesis to Revelation, Alistair Begg shows us how the storyline of the Bible reveals God’s master plan to establish His eternal kingdom. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, we see a model ...

Mark 13 - An Introduction

Mark 13 - An Introduction

preached August 26, 2012
added August 27, 2012
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scripture Mark 13
topics Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ, Studying the Bible, Word of God
type Sermon
id 2888

God's word is infallible, but no individual is an infallible interpreter of the Bible. When scholars and theologians don't agree on what a Biblical text means, how are we to understand it? This introductory study to Mark 13 encourages us to take the right approach, by focusing on the "main and plain" things.

The Challenge of Evangelistic Preaching

The Challenge of Evangelistic Preaching

preached June 30, 2011
added August 24, 2012
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scripture Romans 10:9-15
topic Preaching
type Sermon
id 0172
Grace Be With You All

Grace Be With You All

preached July 29, 2012
added August 5, 2012
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scripture Titus 3:15
topics Dependence on God, Grace, Redemption, Word of God
type Sermon
id 2890

If we feel overall pretty good about ourselves and what God thinks of us, that's a good sign, right? Be careful - as we learn in this study on grace, it is recognizing our need of forgiveness that opens us to the salvation that Jesus provides.

Perspective on Life

Perspective on Life

preached May 19, 1991
added May 19, 1991
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scripture Psalms 5:1
type Sermon
id 1547
Lessons from Australia

Lessons from Australia

preached April 14, 1991
added April 14, 1991
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scripture Colossians 1:6
type Sermon
id 1537
Keep Your Head Intact

Keep Your Head Intact

added March 24, 1991
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type Sermon
id 2083
The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 6

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 6

added July 15, 2014
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topic Jesus Christ
type Series
id 14106

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, Jesus ...

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4

added July 14, 2014
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topic Jesus Christ
type Series
id 14104

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, Jesus ...

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 7

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 7

added July 15, 2014
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topic Jesus Christ
type Series
id 14107

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, Jesus ...

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 5

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 5

added July 15, 2014
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topic Jesus Christ
type Series
id 14105

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, Jesus ...

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 8

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 8

added July 15, 2014
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topic Jesus Christ
type Series
id 14108

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, Jesus ...

Lessons For Life, Volume 3

Lessons For Life, Volume 3

added July 15, 2014
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topics Christian Living, Christian Thinking
type Series
id 26703

In this series of messages, Alistair Begg takes a closer look at God’s providential care and the Christian’s appropriate response. We are reminded that God is sovereign over our entire existence and that our lives matter to Him. He uses even our mistakes and disappointments in the process of conforming us to the image of His Son. While the Lord does not reveal His purposes to us in advance, our security is in knowing that we are in the hands of a loving, compassionate God. As a result, the Christian’s perspective on current issues will be drastically different from the ...

Lessons From a Dinner Party

Lessons From a Dinner Party

preached June 2, 1991
added June 2, 1991
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scripture Luke 14:1
type Sermon
id 1550
From Prison to Praise

From Prison to Praise

preached June 2, 1991
added June 2, 1991
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scripture Psalms 7:1
type Sermon
id 1551
Let's Have No Quarreling

Let's Have No Quarreling

preached October 14, 1984
added October 14, 1984
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scripture Genesis 13:1
type Sermon
id 1076
Here is My Servant! Part One

Here is My Servant! Part One

preached December 7, 2008
added December 31, 1969
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scripture Isaiah 42:1
topics The Bible, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Prophecy, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2657

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.

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

preached August 5, 1984
added August 5, 1984
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scripture Proverbs 14:26
type Sermon
id 1065
Pitching Tents & Building Altars

Pitching Tents & Building Altars

preached September 30, 1984
added September 30, 1984
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scripture Genesis 12:1
type Sermon
id 1073
The Covenant Confirmed

The Covenant Confirmed

preached November 18, 1984
added November 18, 1984
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scripture Genesis 17:1
type Sermon
id 1083
Faith Put to the Test, Part 1

Faith Put to the Test, Part 1

preached December 9, 1984
added December 9, 1984
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scripture Genesis 22:1
type Sermon
id 1089
Abram to the Rescue

Abram to the Rescue

preached October 21, 1984
added October 21, 1984
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scripture Genesis 14:1
type Sermon
id 1077
Divorce & Remarriage

Divorce & Remarriage

preached November 18, 1984
added November 18, 1984
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scripture Matthew 19:1
type Sermon
id 1084
A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve

preached October 7, 1984
added October 7, 1984
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scripture Genesis 12:10
type Sermon
id 1074
The Peril of Inconsistency

The Peril of Inconsistency

preached December 2, 1984
added December 2, 1984
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scripture Genesis 20:1
type Sermon
id 1087
How Can I Be Right with God?

How Can I Be Right with God?

preached November 4, 1984
added November 4, 1984
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scripture Genesis 15:1
topics Gospel, Salvation
type Sermon
id 1079
Principles/Practice-Intercession

Principles/Practice-Intercession

preached November 25, 1984
added November 25, 1984
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scripture Genesis 18:16
type Sermon
id 1085
One Man's Background

One Man's Background

preached September 23, 1984
added September 23, 1984
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scripture Genesis 11:27
type Sermon
id 1070
Faith in the Waiting Room

Faith in the Waiting Room

preached November 11, 1984
added November 11, 1984
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scripture Genesis 16:1
type Sermon
id 1082
Introducing Esther, Part Two

Introducing Esther, Part Two

preached June 2, 2013
added June 2, 2013
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scripture Esther 1:1-9
topics Biblical Figures, Character of God, Government, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History
type Sermon
id 2957

The book of Esther describes King Ahasuerus as an important man. As we study Esther together, however, it is important to remember that all authority on earth is derived from the authority of our sovereign Lord. The power, influence, and authority of King Ahasuerus fades to nothing when we consider Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

My Times Are In Your Hands

My Times Are In Your Hands

preached May 31, 2013
added May 31, 2013
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scripture Psalms 31:15
topics Dependence on God, Suffering
type Sermon
id 2960

It is easy to trust God when the sun is shining and all seems right with the world. But is He just as trustworthy when the bottom falls out of life? Where is God then? Hear the answer, as you listen to a message that was preached at Parkside Church's Cancer Survivor Support dinner.

A Memorial Forever

A Memorial Forever

preached May 26, 2013
added May 28, 2013
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scripture Joshua 3:1-17, Joshua 4:1-24
topics Biblical Figures, Faithfulness of God, Glory of God, God's Covenants, Holiness of God, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Redemptive History
type Sermon
id 2955

We all have memory problems: we forget what we should remember, but dwell on what is best forgotten. In this study of Joshua 3 and 4, Alistair Begg explains that God often gives His people memorials as reminders of His faithfulness and provision. Like the Israelites who built a memorial from the stones of the Jordan River, God's people in every generation must take care to commit a record of God's faithfulness to coming generations.

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2

The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2

added May 23, 2013
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scripture Mark 3-5
topics Faith, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God
type Series
id 14102

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, Jesus ...

Through David's Eyes, Part Two

Through David's Eyes, Part Two

preached May 22, 2013
added May 22, 2013
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scripture 1 Samuel 17:1-58
topic Biblical Figures
type Sermon
id 2963
Through David's Eyes, Part One

Through David's Eyes, Part One

preached May 21, 2013
added May 21, 2013
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scripture 1 Samuel 17:1-58
topic Biblical Figures
type Sermon
id 2962
The Patience of God

The Patience of God

preached September 16, 2012
added May 20, 2013
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scripture 2 Peter 3:1-18
topics Character of God, Patience
type Sermon
id 2894

According to Romans 2:4, God's kindness is meant to lead us to repentance. Alistair Begg considers examples throughout Scripture that illustrate God's merciful patience toward sinners who deserve nothing but immediate judgment. In meditating on the patience of God, we are reminded of His great goodness in providing a Savior for sin and challenged to pray with patience and persistence for those who do not know Christ.

Planting Hedges: Avoiding Marital Messes

Planting Hedges: Avoiding Marital Messes

preached October 30, 2010
added November 2, 2010
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topics Marriage, Sexuality
type Sermon
id 2770

No one enters into marriage with the intention of failing or growing apart. Each person who says “I do” hopes for a long and beautiful life together with their spouse. But as time passes, couples forget the basics. Too often, they become so wrapped up in their own lives they neglect the essentials critical to a healthy marriage. Hear a reminder from God’s Word of some important building blocks for ensuring that your marriage is one that will last a lifetime.

Pulling Weeds: Repairing Marital Messes

Pulling Weeds: Repairing Marital Messes

preached October 30, 2010
added November 2, 2010
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scripture Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 5:15-23
topic Marriage
type Sermon
id 2771

No one enters into marriage with the intention of failing or growing apart. Each person who says “I do” hopes for a long and beautiful life together with their spouse. But as time passes, couples forget the basics. Too often, they become so wrapped up in their own lives they neglect the essentials critical to a healthy marriage. Hear a reminder from God’s Word of some important building blocks for ensuring that your marriage is one that will last a lifetime.

Learning From the Wise Men

Learning From the Wise Men

preached December 22, 1985
added October 29, 2010
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scripture Matthew 2:1-11
topics Christmas, Faith
type Sermon
id 1164

Traditions can be great to have in your family Christmas celebrations, but sometimes traditions can hide the true story. Alistair takes us back to the Christmas narrative to tell us about the truth behind the Three Wise Men. Through their investigation, adoration and presentation, we receive a biblical challenge of faith and trust today.

Help in Our Weakness

Help in Our Weakness

preached October 24, 2010
added October 26, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:26-27
topics Grace of God, Holy Spirit, Prayer
type Sermon
id 2767

Romans 8:26 assures believers that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness.” We won’t experience the reality of this promise as long as we operate on the basis of our own strength. Instead, knowing the reality of Romans 8:26 means facing up to our utter weakness so that God’s strength can be displayed.

Toronto Listener Event

Toronto Listener Event

added October 20, 2010
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scripture Colossians 1:17
topics Character of God, Jesus Christ
type Sermon
id 2765

As followers of Christ, we must recognize that Jesus as Prophet, Priest and King is the tie that binds not only history and the universe, but also encompasses our lives.

Thankful Living

Thankful Living

added October 6, 2010
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topic Christian Living
type Series
id 26001

God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. It’s a call and response that is familiar to many of us. But how often do we stop to consider what it really means that God is good all of the time, even when things are difficult? Do we live our lives in a manner that reflects that goodness? What does it look like to have our actions and attitudes characterized by thankfulness? In this series of messages, Alistair Begg uses the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to examine what it means to be truly thankful. Join us ...

Sweet Fruit Revisited

Sweet Fruit Revisited

added October 5, 2010
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topic Christian Living
type Sermon
id 2766

God can use times of stress or illness to teach us valuable lessons about himself, but just how long do those lessons stick with us? In this conversation between Alistair Begg and Bob Lepine, we revisit some of the lessons that Alistair learned during his 2007 bout with cancer to discover the long term effects of God’s tutelage.

Exploitation, Restoration, Authorization

Exploitation, Restoration, Authorization

added September 22, 2010
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scripture John 2:13-17
topic Jesus Christ
type Sermon
id 0576

Many people today think that religion is simply a tool used by shady preachers to fleece people out of their money. This suspicion was present in the first century as well! In John chapter 2, Jesus reacts to the exploitation of religion and in the process teaches us more about the true character of God.

Our Present Sufferings

Our Present Sufferings

preached September 19, 2010
added September 19, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:18-21
topics Christian Living, Sorrow, Suffering, Theology
type Sermon
id 2762

Suffering is a fact of life. But in Christ, suffering is also an opportunity. When we understand that suffering and glory are interwoven in the purposes of God, we are able to show the world what it looks like to experience sorrow and difficulty in light of a relationship with the living and exalted Christ.

There is a Hope...

There is a Hope...

preached September 19, 2010
added September 19, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:22-25
topics Christian Living, Theology
type Sermon
id 2763

To our friends and neighbors, the world might seem futile, meaningless, and cruel. How can Christians place the world as we see it in the context of God's big picture? Romans 8:22-24 explains that the groaning of creation is purposeful, pointing forward to the day when God will make all things new and the children of God will enjoy all that we have been "born into" in Christ.

Buffalo Listener Event

Buffalo Listener Event

added September 16, 2010
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scripture Acts 10:34-43
topics Jesus Christ, Salvation
type Sermon
id 2764

How can a man know that he has been accepted by God? The Gospel writers are witnesses to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and their testimony points us to the fact that only through faith in Jesus can we be declared right before God.

The Spirit of Sonship

The Spirit of Sonship

preached September 12, 2010
added September 12, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:12-17
topics Adoption/Sonship, Assurance of Salvation, Obedience, Suffering, Theology
type Sermon
id 2760

The reality of the life of Christ in the believer doesn’t produce complacency. Instead, Romans 8:12-17 reminds us of our responsibility to live as debtors to mercy, enabled by the Spirit of God, and of the riches of life as God’s adopted sons and daughters.

Dangers, Toils and Snares

Dangers, Toils and Snares

added September 10, 2010
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topics Christian Living, Fear, Sadness, Suffering
type Series
id 22702

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 ...

The Indwelling Spirit

The Indwelling Spirit

preached September 5, 2010
added September 5, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:9-11
topics Holy Spirit, Redemption, Theology
type Sermon
id 2759

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.

God Has Done What the Law Could Not Do

God Has Done What the Law Could Not Do

preached August 29, 2010
added August 29, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:2-4
topics Gospel, Jesus Christ, Law, Redemption, Theology
type Sermon
id 2757

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.

Two Differing Mindsets

Two Differing Mindsets

preached August 29, 2010
added August 29, 2010
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scripture Romans 8:5-8
topics Holy Spirit, Indwelling Sin, Theology
type Sermon
id 2758

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?

One Woman's Faith

One Woman's Faith

preached September 20, 2009
added September 20, 2009
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scripture Mark 5:21-34
topics Faith, Jesus Christ, Restoration
type Sermon
id 2701

The Bible is not just a biography nor a simple account of historical events. Above all, it is the Good News about Jesus. In this message, Alistair begins to examine the miracle of belief in three changed lives: Jairus, his daughter, and the bleeding woman.

Jesus and Legion

Jesus and Legion

preached September 13, 2009
added September 13, 2009
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scripture Mark 5:1-20
topics Jesus Christ, Power/Effects of Sin, Satan
type Sermon
id 2698

Today, Alistair continues his study in Mark by teaching from Mark 5:1-20. Sometimes, our attention in this passage can be distracted by the fate of the pigs. Instead, Alistair encourages us to see how the enslavement, deliverance, and subsequent story of this man’s experience points to our experience with the gospel.

Healthcare, Jesus' Way

Healthcare, Jesus' Way

preached September 10, 2009
added September 10, 2009
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scripture Mark 2:1
type Sermon
id 2700
Be Patient, The Lord is Coming, Part 1

Be Patient, The Lord is Coming, Part 1

preached February 17, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:7
type Sermon
id 2611

When you see all the pain, suffering and strife in our world, it makes you wonder if God knows and is prepared to do something to solve the problem. We’ll find answers to these questions, and more, when Alistair teaches from James 5.

Be Patient, The Lord is Coming, Part 2

Be Patient, The Lord is Coming, Part 2

preached February 17, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:7
type Sermon
id 2612

For the follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to look forward. As a discipline of our lives, we cling to the hope of seeing the Lord face to face in the day of His second coming. But how should we live today and in the time that remains before His return?

Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth

preached February 24, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:12
type Sermon
id 2613

Jesus’ ministry was marked by truth-telling. In fact, He declared Himself, “the way, the truth, and the life.” In James 5, we’re commanded to be truth- tellers, as well. James put it this way. He said, “Let your yes be yes, and your no, no!”

Prayer and Praise

Prayer and Praise

preached March 2, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:13
type Sermon
id 2615

It’s not uncommon to hear those around us refer to the Bible, God’s inspired Word, as a relic an irrelevant thing of the past. Alistair Begg opens the Bible to a passage that directly challenges this notion offering help and hope today.

If Anyone is Sick..., Part 1

If Anyone is Sick..., Part 1

preached March 16, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:14
type Sermon
id 2618

When you or someone you love is sick, it’s natural to wonder what the Bible says about healing. Alistair Begg helps us take a good look at James 5 to understand the relationship between prayer and healing.

If Anyone is Sick..., Part 2

If Anyone is Sick..., Part 2

preached March 30, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:15
type Sermon
id 2621

When God’s Word tells us the sick will be healed through the anointing of oil and the faithful prayer of the elders, it raises a number of questions. For instance, can anyone be cured through prayer? Alistair Begg addresses important questions about healing in this message.

Confession and Prayer

Confession and Prayer

preached April 27, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:16
type Sermon
id 2624
Fights and Quarrels

Fights and Quarrels

preached September 30, 2007
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 4:1
topics Power/Effects of Sin, Pride & Humility
type Sermon
id 2587

We all face a constant battle with pride, which is the root cause of fights and quarrels. Alistair Begg makes it clear that foolish pride must be dealt with. Reconciliation with God corrects a proud heart and brings peace to our relationships.

Submitting to God, Part One

Submitting to God, Part One

preached October 14, 2007
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 4:7
topics Power/Effects of Sin, Pride & Humility
type Sermon
id 2591

A truly humble Christian obeys God out of joyful adoration. Alistair Begg teaches us that submitting to God involves continually resisting the devil by prayer and the reading of God’s Word. Intimacy with God is not something that happens automatically. It must be purposefully cultivated by the means He has provided.

Submitting to God, Part Two

Submitting to God, Part Two

preached October 14, 2007
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 4:7
topics Power/Effects of Sin, Pride & Humility
type Sermon
id 2592

Becoming a Christian does not mean that we no longer need God’s cleansing power. Alistair Begg explains that as God corrects our thoughts and behavior, we learn what it means to submit to him. True Christians will feel genuine sorrow for their sin, which will lead to authentic joy as we consider our freedom from sin’s penalty through Christ.

A Warning to Would-Be Teachers

A Warning to Would-Be Teachers

preached August 12, 2007
added January 1, 2009
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scripture James 3:1
topics Church Leadership, Preaching
type Sermon
id 2581

Teaching is a role that should be taken very seriously because of the responsibility associated with it. Alistair Begg warns us from the Bible that preachers of God’s Word will be held to a higher accountability for the doctrines they teach. A good teacher is honest and acknowledges that he does not know everything, but wholly trusts in God and His Word as the ultimate source of truth.

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