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Life, Liberty, Happiness

Life, Liberty, Happiness

preached July 6, 2014
added July 8, 2014
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scripture Hebrews 13:14
topics Dependence on God, Jesus Christ, Regeneration/New Birth
type Sermon
id 3041

Independence Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the events surrounding America’s beginning. In this message, Alistair Begg draws our attention to the ideals of Life, Liberty, and Happiness, and shows that they can be found most fully by depending on Jesus, the King of Kings.

Preaching a Psalm of Lament

Preaching a Psalm of Lament

preached May 13, 2014
added April 25, 2014
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scripture Psalms 74:1-23
topics Dependence on God, Faithfulness of God, Fear, Sorrow
type Sermon
id gs1115

Christopher Ash goes to the book of Psalms and helps the pastor see rich truths ready to be preached. Encouraging pastors to help their audience get it, feel it and want it, Ash does exactly this as he navigates Psalm 74. Moving through deep grief to intense confidence, Ash explains how this Psalm shows God’s sovereignty over all evil.

Passing on the Truth, Part One

Passing on the Truth, Part One

preached April 6, 2014
added April 7, 2014
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scripture 2 Timothy 2:1-2
topics Dependence on God, Gospel, Grace, Grace of God, Jesus Christ, Redemption
type Sermon
id 3024

Timothy's mentor and friend, the apostle Paul, was nearing the end of his ministry, and soon the Church would be led by this younger man and his contemporaries. As Alistair Begg explains, the strength for this task could only be found in the power of God. Recognizing that God was the source of strength and the author of his message, Timothy was equipped, and so are we, to pass on the gospel to future generations.

True Living

True Living

preached September 30, 2011
added August 26, 2013
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scripture Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:11
topics Contentment, Dependence on God, Gospel, Redemption, Restoration, Wisdom
type Sermon
id 2837

Why are so few people truly happy? Alistair Begg surveys the story of one man's quest for personal fulfillment as recorded in the Book of Ecclesiastes, where we discover that learning, pleasure, laughter, and material possessions cannot satisfy our longing to know the meaning of life. All of our pursuits are stained by sin, and we cannot discover life that is truly life apart from the God who has made Himself known.

The Full Armor of God

The Full Armor of God

preached February 11, 1996
added August 12, 2013
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scripture Ephesians 6:13-18
topics Dependence on God, Faithfulness of God, Obedience, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering
type Sermon
id 1850

As a student of history knows, wars fought over the centuries had start and end dates. As the sober-minded Christian knows, however, we are in a continual war that will not end on this side of eternity. Alistair Begg explains that our enemy is powerful and the danger is real, but God has equipped us with all of the weapons and defenses we need for this long and grueling fight.

My Times Are In Your Hands

My Times Are In Your Hands

preached May 31, 2013
added May 31, 2013
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scripture Psalms 31:15
topics Dependence on God, Suffering
type Sermon
id 2960

It is easy to trust God when the sun is shining and all seems right with the world. But is He just as trustworthy when the bottom falls out of life? Where is God then? Hear the answer, as you listen to a message that was preached at Parkside Church's Cancer Survivor Support dinner.

We Trust You, Lord, Part One

We Trust You, Lord, Part One

preached January 5, 1986
added April 1, 2013
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scripture Psalms 146:1-10
topics Christian Thinking, Dependence on God, Faith, Faithfulness of God
type Sermon
id 1168

In an increasingly unsettled world, it benefits us to heed the words of the Psalmist and trust wholly in his God. Man is mortal and unable to save himself; it is foolish to trust in anyone or anything but God. Alistair Begg encourages us to entrust everything to the Maker of heaven and earth.

Limitations: The Key to Usefulness

Limitations: The Key to Usefulness

preached August 26, 2002
added February 25, 2013
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scripture 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
topics Dependence on God, Meekness
type Sermon
id 2922

Have you ever considered the possibility that your limitations and weaknesses are actually the key to your usefulness in service of the Lord Jesus Christ? In 2 Corinthians, Paul boasts of his weakness in order to testify about God’s strength.

An Attitude Like Christ

An Attitude Like Christ

preached August 27, 2002
added February 25, 2013
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scripture Philippians 2:1-11
topics Dependence on God, Priorities
type Sermon
id 2923

In Philippians 2, Paul points us to the foundational attribute needed for harmonious relationships - humility. Instead of giving us principles for how to develop a humble heart, Paul turns our gaze to the Lord Jesus Christ. He encourages us to consider Jesus’ attitude as the very example to replicate in our relationships with each other.

Holiness

Holiness

preached August 29, 2002
added February 18, 2013
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scripture Hebrews 10:10, Hebrews 10:14
topics Atonement, Dependence on God, Holiness of God, Justification/Imputation of Righteousness, Sanctification
type Sermon
id 2927

The pathway to holiness emerges from reflecting on the wonder of the saving work that Jesus accomplished on the cross. He has done all that is necessary in relationship to sin, to God, to Satan, and to us. We respond with a life marked by holy devotion, feeding on the Word of God, living in the fear of God, and resting in the grace of God.

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