|preached||February 9, 2014|
|added||February 10, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:5-7|
|topics||Church Leadership, Faith, Gospel, Grace, Leadership, Ministry|
When Paul commended Timothy for his "sincere faith," what did he mean? Beginning with this passage in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg examines the nature of saving faith and explains how it must be the basis for ministry. Like the young pastor Paul addresses, we must also develop the gifts that God has given us in order to bear spiritual fruit.
|preached||February 9, 2014|
|added||February 9, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:7|
|topics||Holy Spirit, Leadership, Ministry|
As Paul reminded Timothy, believers must guard against the danger of complacency in ministry and in the Christian life. In this message from 2 Timothy 1:6, Alistair Begg reminds us that it is the Holy Spirit who enables each believer to "fan into flame" the gifts that God has given.
|preached||January 26, 2014|
|added||January 27, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:1-3|
|topics||Church Leadership, Grace, Ministry, Prayer, Preaching, Thanksgiving|
In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul placed his "signature" at the beginning, as was customary at that time. Alistair Begg's message on these opening verses guides us through Paul's greeting to his younger colleague, as he prayed God would give him "grace, mercy, and peace."
|preached||January 19, 2014|
|added||January 20, 2014|
|topics||Church Leadership, Gospel, Leadership, Ministry|
Those who lead any successful enterprise, if they are wise, will cultivate the "next generation" of leaders to ensure its success continues into the future. In this first study in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg explains how Paul's concern for the Church led him to challenge this younger leader to hold the gospel firmly, without shame or fear.
|preached||May 12, 2013|
|added||May 13, 2013|
|topics||Church Leadership, Jesus Christ, Ministry|
Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 that the ascended Christ gave gifts to establish and build up His church. In this study, we look closely at one of those gifts: the pastor who leads and cares for his flock.
|preached||May 14, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
|topics||Christian Thinking, Grace of God, Ministry|
Each person is constantly interpreting their world through a grid, through a specific lens. Kevin DeYoung contrasts viewing life through the lens of fairness contra the glasses of grace. Taking us to the Parable of the Vineyard Laborers in Matthew 20, Kevin takes the three questions at the end of Jesus' famous parable to help expose how often the pastor's heart can give into viewing life through the lens of fairness rather than the glasses of grace.
|preached||July 21, 1985|
|added||July 27, 2012|
|scripture||2 Corinthians 5:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-18|
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.