|added||April 24, 2012|
|topics||Christian Living, Christian Thinking, Evangelism, Faith, Friendship, Jealousy, Jesus Christ, Temptation, Wisdom|
Young men and women entering college or taking their first steps out into the world will quickly find their faith put to the test. Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” and to “seize the day” without regard for eternal consequences. The pressure imposed by society to thrive in a competitive world can breed broken friendships, disappointments, and lure young adults away from their devotion to Christ. Teaching from selected Scripture including Psalms, Proverbs, Timothy and James, Alistair Begg speaks to college student audiences about holding firm to Christian convictions. Lessons For Life offers practical, essential teaching on ...
|added||February 23, 2012|
|scripture||2 Timothy 2:15|
|topics||Assurance of Salvation, Christian Thinking, Friendship|
What is our legacy? What do we leave behind? Alistair Begg directs a college student audience to Paul’s final instruction to Timothy: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved.” Each day our actions affect those around us in ways that are either helpful or harmful, encouraging or unreliable. Such conscious choices paint a canvas of the picture we ultimately leave behind. In this message, men and women are encouraged to choose their friends wisely and not to underestimate a life lived to the glory of God.
|added||February 23, 2012|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:3-8|
|topics||Christian Thinking, Faith, Friendship, Priorities|
Alistair Begg recounts his own personal experience of coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Drawing upon his youth in Scotland, England, and later, Michigan, he encourages young people to choose relationships carefully – recognizing that friendships compel us to be good or bad, but seldom neutral. In pivotal moments when peers compel us to act, it is essential to stand firm upon our knowledge that Christ died for our sins and not waiver from our faith.
|added||February 23, 2012|
|topics||Christian Thinking, Friendship, Loving Others|
What are the hallmarks of true friendship? How do we select close, personal relationships that strengthen our devotion to God as opposed to relationships that cause our devotion to falter? Alistair Begg navigates us through the Biblical characteristics of a true friend. Loyalty, honesty, consistency and sensitivity are all essential elements in true friendship and are all embodied in the person of Jesus Christ.
|preached||February 9, 2011|
|added||February 15, 2011|
One of the most important decisions we make is in our choice of a spouse. Choosing an appropriate mate takes more than finding an attractive package, and the Bible provides the best advice for those who are considering the possibility of marriage. Hear how the lessons of an Old Testament betrothal are practical and relevant for the 21st Century dating scene, and learn some valuable principles to help you make the right choice.
|preached||April 11, 2010|
|added||April 11, 2010|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 10:16-17|
|topics||The Church, Friendship|
When we consider communion, we shouldn’t think of it simply as a commemoration of Jesus’ death, but actually as a communion with Jesus who did die, but was also raised from the dead, and who is present by the Holy Spirit. Communion is the opportunity that we have to actually commune with Christ… and we can also commune with those who are in Christ.
|added||December 3, 2009|
|topics||Christian Living, Friendship, Obeying God, Salvation|
What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this study, Alistair identifies the essential elements of the believer’s life, starting first with conversion and then elaborating the manner in which believers are to act out their faith "To be a Christian," he says, "is to declare that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship affects both our minds - teaching us what to believe, as well as our morals - changing the way we live." While each follower of Christ has a unique calling, all Christians share the same fixed features of genuine faith. The basic nature of the truths ...
|added||May 1, 2008|
|topics||Friendship, Parenting, Sin|
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God." Proverbs 2:1-5 Derek Kidner, in his wonderful little commentary, says the book of Proverbs "performs the function of putting godliness into working clothes." In other words it’s not a very "churchy" ...
|preached||March 16, 1992|
|added||February 25, 2008|
|scripture||Acts 4:26-37, Acts 11:19-24|
|topics||Biblical Figures, Friendship, Loving Others, Ministry|
Throughout history, the Church has been influenced by unsung heroes – unnamed men and women who were significant in fulfilling the purposes of God. In Acts 11:21-30, we meet Barnabas, one such individual. Barnabas played a key role in Paul's ministry by offering compassion, exhortation, and encouragement to others, ever on the lookout for the evidence of God's grace. The Church today continues to need faithful, Spirit-filled individuals who will invest their time and effort to extend warmth, kindness, compassion and encouragement – men and women who will dare to be a Barnabas!
|added||September 1, 2005|
|scripture||Philippians 1, Philippians 2|
|topics||Friendship, 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 ...