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We Thank You, Lord

We Thank You, Lord

preached December 29, 1985
added December 29, 1985
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scripture Psalms 145:1-21
topics Character of God, Christian Thinking, Dependence on God, Faithfulness of God, Sovereignty of God, Suffering, Thanksgiving
type Sermon
id 1167

By nature we are inclined to complain rather than to praise God. How can we learn to thank God, even when life brings unexpected hardships? Alistair Begg makes it clear that our compulsion to be thankful is rooted in truly knowing the character of God. When we understand that God is in control of all things and that He is gracious and faithful to us, we will begin to sing His praise all day long.

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

preached December 24, 1985
added December 24, 1985
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topics Christ's Birth, Christmas, Forgiveness
type Sermon
id 1165

In a culture that is indifferent to the true meaning of Christmas, it is easy to seek comfort and fulfillment in anything but Christ. Alistair Begg reminds us that no matter how badly we’ve lived our lives, or how apathetic we’ve been to toward Christ, we can still put our faith and trust in Jesus.

The Purpose of Advent

The Purpose of Advent

preached December 15, 1985
added December 15, 1985
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scripture 1 John 3:1
topics Christ's Birth, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Satan
type Sermon
id 1163

What is Christmas really about? What is the cause for all the celebrations? Alistair Begg explains that Advent is more than just “the most wonderful time of the year.” Jesus Christ was born to take away our sins, to destroy the works of the devil, to make the Father known, and to prepare for His own return.

A Matter of Life or Death

A Matter of Life or Death

preached December 15, 1985
added December 15, 1985
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scripture John 3:31-36
topic Christian Thinking
type Sermon
id 1162
The Role of Women in Church, Part Two

The Role of Women in Church, Part Two

preached December 8, 1985
added December 8, 1985
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topics Biblical Womanhood, Church Leadership, Ministry
type Sermon
id 1161

Men and women have equal standing before God, but that does not negate the necessity for role distinctions. God has designated men to be leaders in the Church and, as Alistair Begg explains, a woman who recognizes that she belongs to God will stand out amidst today’s confused culture as she fully embraces her God-established role.

Principles of Christian Ministry

Principles of Christian Ministry

preached December 8, 1985
added December 8, 1985
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scripture John 3:22-30
topics Church Leadership, Ministry, Preaching
type Sermon
id 1160

Effective Christian ministry comes from God, as does any success that may accompany one’s labors. Alistair Begg reminds us that no amount of education can make a man a true minister of the Gospel - it is a work that only God can do. In whatever capacity we serve, everyone involved in ministry must acknowledge as John the Baptist did that “He must become greater, and I must become less.”

The Role of Women in Church, Part One

The Role of Women in Church, Part One

preached December 1, 1985
added December 1, 1985
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scripture Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:19
topics Biblical Womanhood, Inerrancy/Inspiration of the Bible, Ministry
type Sermon
id 1159

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.