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 ...
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."
One of the most memorable and inspiring scenes in the Bible is the "great multitude that no one could number" in Revelation 7. Looking more deeply at this passage, Alistair Begg explains the relationship between these worshippers gathered before God's throne and the Church's mission to take the Gospel to the whole world.
The Advent season season encourages us not only to reflect on Christ's coming, but to look forward to his return. In this study of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before the Passover, we learn to anticipate his triumphant return as king and judge.
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.
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 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.
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.
Series: A Child is Born
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.
Series: The Kingdom of God, Volume 2
“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, ...