|added||June 1, 2000|
|scripture||1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:11|
|topics||Christian Living, Obeying God, Second Coming of Christ|
The Thessalonian church held a tender place in the heart of the Apostle Paul. In this expositional study of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, we see a paradigm for pastoral ministry, emphasizing the life-changing content of the gospel and concerns of Paul’s heart for their healthy spiritual growth. Having established the believers in good Biblical theology, Paul clearly addresses issues of practical Christian behavior -- sexual morality, work, honest living. The doctrinal foundations of the believers’ hope, namely, the resurrection and return of Christ are established. And finally, the principles of healthy corporate life and worship within the local church ...
|preached||June 27, 2004|
|added||June 27, 2004|
|topics||Holy Spirit, Regeneration, Second Coming of Christ, Studying the Bible|
When Jesus first arrived, he ushered in a “now” dimension to the kingdom of God. But there is also a “not yet” dimension to be fulfilled when He returns again. Jesus clearly told his disciples that there would be a great delay before His return. Why? To answer that question Alistair teaches us about a command and a promise Jesus gave. Find out why we are either those to whom the message of the kingdom needs to come, or those from whom the message needs to proceed.
|preached||July 4, 2004|
|added||July 4, 2004|
|topics||Second Coming of Christ, Studying the Bible|
People are either engrossed by the book of Revelation or want nothing to do with it. To help us understand this mysterious book, we must first come to grips with why and to whom it was written. John’s apocalyptic writing provides a glimpse into the perfected kingdom for all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, our perfect King.
|preached||September 2, 2012|
|added||September 4, 2012|
|topics||Jesus Christ, Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ|
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.
|preached||August 26, 2012|
|added||August 27, 2012|
|topics||Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ, Studying the Bible, Word of God|
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.
|preached||January 6, 2008|
|added||January 6, 2008|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Salvation, Second Coming of Christ, Sin|
In the world, there have been many rulers who have promised us an everlasting reign of peace, but there is only one who prevails. In this message, Alistair takes us on a journey through the Bible which leads to the throne of the king who will reign forever.
|added||June 1, 2009|
|topics||Second Coming of Christ, Suffering|
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” The letter of James is vital reading whenever the believer is tempted to be content with knowledge devoid of action, to cultivate the world’s friendship rather than God’s, and to tolerate disorder and selfish ambition. As we’ll learn, James shows us that the outward display of faith will find its roots in the inward transformation that has already taken place. These studies provide a forceful and timely reminder that our creed must be seen in our conduct and our attitude must display itself in action.
|preached||May 22, 2011|
|added||May 23, 2011|
|scripture||1 Thessalonians 4:13-18|
|topics||Faith, Second Coming of Christ|
Confusion about the second coming of Christ provides an opportunity for Christians to be reminded about what the Bible teaches. In 1 Thessalonians 4, Paul wrote to encourage the church with the certain hope that Jesus will return, and that those who are in Christ will be with him forever.
|added||December 1, 2007|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 15|
|topics||Christian Living, Second Coming of Christ|
“Paul wants the Corinthian church to understand that for the Christian, life down here is simply hors d’oeuvres. It’s just the first course, the soup course. In other words, if Jesus is alive today, this isn’t it. But if he isn’t, then this is futility. There’s really no way around this, loved ones.” -Alistair Begg. What does the Bible have to say about life after death? What will happen to our bodies? Do believers go immediately to be with Christ or not? In this volume of Firm Foundation, Alistair Begg turns to Paul’s teaching on Christ’s death and resurrection, and ...
|preached||May 22, 2011|
|added||May 23, 2011|
|scripture||1 Thessalonians 5:1-11|
|topics||Christian Living, Faith, Second Coming of Christ|
As 1 Thessalonians continues, the Apostle Paul addresses believers' questions about the Judgement Day of the Lord. Rather than charting dates and developing pet theories, the key is knowing who we are in Christ - allowing our identity as "children of light" to influence our actions and the way we live.