|preached||September 30, 2011|
|added||August 26, 2013|
With all the options open to us for happiness... why does there seem to be so few people who are truly happy? The book of Ecclesiastes tells the story of one man's quest for personal fulfillment, and the lessons that he learned help us discover the life that is truly life.
|added||December 1, 2008|
|scripture||James 3:1-18, James 4:1-17, James 5:1-20|
|topics||Christian Living, Contentment, Loving Others, Money, Persecution|
“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||December 30, 2007|
|added||December 30, 2007|
|topics||Atonement, Character of God, Contentment, The Cross, Forgiveness, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Salvation|
The whole world is searching for an eternal peace. Many of the world’s religions say that this peace is achieved by looking in oneself. In this message, Alistair makes a proclamation of an eternal peace that passes all understanding found only through the Prince of Peace.
|added||April 1, 2006|
|topics||Christian Living, Contentment|
The Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ. The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove to ...
|added||February 1, 2006|
|scripture||Philippians 3, Philippians 4|
|topics||Contentment, Jesus Christ, Loving Others|
The Apostle Paul was in no doubt as to his direction and purpose in life. In the very heart of this letter to the Philippians, he makes his focus clear. "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" Throughout this letter, Paul urges upon these dear Philippian believers the need for them to be equally focused when it comes to the matter of living for Christ. This series of studies will not only prove useful for the Christian who is seeking to get "back on track," but also ...
|added||June 29, 2003|
Should the life of a believer always be smooth sailing and calm waters? Well, many people think so, but the book of James gives some solid directions for those who go through trials. Maybe it will help you! Learn how to "consider it pure joy" in this message from Alistair Begg.
|added||August 1, 1995|
|topics||Contentment, Money, Salvation, Sorrow|
Trapped in the dangerous darkness of life without God, the writer searches frantically for some light on the path. Growing cynical about intellectual achievement, he embraces the absurd and the irrational. Life on the fast-track gives him everything and leaves him nothing. He climbs high on the ladder of life only to make the tragic discovery that it was propped against the wrong wall. These studies touch the pulse of a generation caught between material prosperity and spiritual poverty.
|preached||November 8, 1992|
|added||November 8, 1992|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 7:17-24|
|topics||Biblical Figures, Contentment, Evangelism, Obedience, Redemption, Sovereignty of God|
In 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Paul calls for stability and contentment among believers, regardless of their station in life. He uses circumcision and slavery to illustrate God’s sovereignty over social and religious barriers of his day. Similarly, today it is possible to live a content Christian life, irrespective of external circumstances, by allowing God to work within us and by enjoying a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.