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The Good Deposit

The Good Deposit

preached March 30, 2014
added March 31, 2014
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scripture 2 Timothy 1:14-18
topics Church Leadership, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Loving Others, Ministry, Redemption
type Sermon
id 3023

In his last letter to his protege, the Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to guard the "good deposit" of the Gospel message. Alistair Begg explains that the challenges and encouragements they faced are not unlike those faced by Christian leaders today. In the midst of pressure to conform to a secular culture and opposition from some who should be friends, there will also be loving support from believers who remain faithful and active in supporting Gospel ministry.

Necessary Reminders, Part Two

Necessary Reminders, Part Two

preached February 9, 2014
added February 9, 2014
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scripture 2 Timothy 1:7
topics Holy Spirit, Leadership, Ministry
type Sermon
id 3008

As Paul reminded Timothy, believers must guard against the danger of complacency in ministry and in the Christian life. In this message from 2 Timothy 1:6, Alistair Begg reminds us that it is the Holy Spirit who enables each believer to "fan into flame" the gifts that God has given.

A Man in the Night

A Man in the Night

preached July 8, 2013
added January 6, 2014
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scripture John 3:1-15
topics Faith, Grace, Holy Spirit, Regeneration/New Birth
type Sermon
id 2967

Every so often people may question why a Christian's life is different. In John 3, Nicodemus understood who Jesus was as a teacher yet did not understand how belief in Jesus the Savior dramatically transforms lives. Jesus explained to Nicodemus that a life changed by God is a transformation so great that it's like a new birth. Alistair Begg shows us how Jesus emphasized the personal responsibility of each one to believe in Him so that he or she may have eternal life.

The Birth of Jesus Christ, Part Two

The Birth of Jesus Christ, Part Two

preached December 8, 2013
added December 8, 2013
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scripture Luke 2:1-5
topics Christ's Birth, Holy Spirit, Redemption, Studying the Bible
type Sermon
id 2994

Luke wrote his gospel so that his readers would be certain about the events he described, and the historical fact of the virgin birth is no exception. In this study from Luke 2:6-7, Alistair Begg explains that the miraculous conception of the Lord Jesus is fundamental to the Christian faith. It is appropriate that God would enter His world in a supernatural way, and it is essential that the Redeemer would be born of a woman, yet perfect in holiness.

Teaching That Accords with Sound Doctrine, Part Two

Teaching That Accords with Sound Doctrine, Part Two

preached June 3, 2012
added June 4, 2012
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scripture Titus 2:11-14
topics Grace of God, Holy Spirit, Sanctification
type Sermon
id 2878

In Titus 2, Paul challenges believers to live out their faith in a distinctive way to the glory of God. But how is all of this possible? Paul's answer is the grace of God, which trains us in godly living as we remember what Christ has done for us and look forward to his appearing.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Work of the Holy Spirit

preached February 24, 1985
added January 27, 2012
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scripture John 14:16, John 16:14
topic Holy Spirit
type Sermon
id 1103

Men love darkness rather than light; we need the Holy Spirit to regenerate us and reveal to us the truth of God’s word. Only the Spirit can reveal the depth of our sin and empower us to confess our sin. Only the Spirit can reveal Jesus as the remedy for our sin, and only the spirit can impart desires and longings for us to live in righteousness.

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Nine

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Nine

preached April 8, 1984
added August 27, 2011
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topics Holy Spirit, Obedience
type Sermon
id 1036

The nature of spiritual gifts are often misunderstood, but the Bible provides some clear direction on the purpose and bestowal of these gifts that are given to build up the church. Rather than being something that we can pick and choose for ourselves, they are truly given as gifts from God.

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Six

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Six

preached March 4, 1984
added August 13, 2011
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scripture 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
topics Holy Spirit, Regeneration
type Sermon
id 1027

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is in total unity with the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The two great gifts, which Christ gives to His people, deal with the removal of sin and the bestowing of or the baptizing with the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit is an unifying factor of all believers immediately at their conversion. To use the terminology 'baptism by the Spirit' as a post-conversion experience is not biblical theology, it actually leads to chaos and divisions. To live a Spirit-filled life is normal for the christian, it's obligatory not optional.

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Seven

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Seven

preached March 11, 1984
added August 13, 2011
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topics Holy Spirit, Obedience
type Sermon
id 1028

Between when we were born again and when we will see Jesus, we are to be steadfast and full of the Spirit. We learn that 'fullness' is metaphorical, therefore to be fulled with the Spirit, implies that the Spirit is the dominant influence and characteristic of our behavior. We learn the difference between habitual fullness and occasional fullness for special reasons in regard to the Holy Spirit. We also learn thatfullness of the Spirit is a Christian privilege and a Christian command.

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Eight

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Eight

preached March 18, 1984
added August 13, 2011
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topics Holy Spirit, Ministry
type Sermon
id 1030

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit, especially regarding spiritual gifts, has caused fear, confusion and revealed ignorance. The Corinthians were actually in a situation where people were claiming divine inspiration, but actually cursing Jesus Christ and Paul tells the Christians not to be ignorant. We learn that spiritual gifts are unearned and undeserved and given to every believer in order to better the church.We also learn that the spritual gifts do not reveal the spiritual health of the possesser.

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