|preached||March 2, 2014|
|added||March 3, 2014|
|topics||Atonement, The Cross, Jesus Christ, Justification/Imputation of Righteousness, The Lord's Supper|
The Son of God was not crucified as a helpless victim. Jesus gave up his life as an obedient, deliberate, and purposeful sacrifice that bore away the sins of His people once and for all. Alistair Begg reminds us that Christians look to Christ's completed work, and to His work alone, for our standing before God and our hope for the future.
|preached||February 23, 2014|
|added||February 24, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:11-12|
|topics||Gospel, Grace of God, Jesus Christ, Preaching, Suffering|
Though he was imprisoned and facing death, Paul's highest concern in his second letter to Timothy was for the gospel - that the message of grace and redemption would be passed to future generations. His roles, first as an apostle of Jesus Christ, and then as a preacher and teacher of the Gospel opened the door for his own suffering, but his confidence in the faithfulness of God sustained and nurtured his own faith under persecution.
|preached||January 26, 2014|
|added||January 26, 2014|
|topics||Evangelism, Gospel, Jesus Christ|
It's easy for local congregations to become comfortable and allow our outreach to neighbors and friends to wane. But the pattern of our Lord is a passionate commitment to spread the good news of the kingdom of God. In this message from Matthew 9:36-38, Alistair Begg explains that taking our responsibility to share the gospel seriously means making Jesus' priorities our own by seeing those around us clearly, caring deeply, thinking properly, and praying fervently.
|preached||December 29, 2013|
|added||December 30, 2013|
|topics||Atheism, Christ's Birth, Faith, Glory of God, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History, Word of God, Worship|
If you had just seen a multitude of angels, what would you be talking about when you went into town? The shepherds in Luke 2 focused on what the angels had said - their message of a Savior's birth - and not on the drama of the experience. Mary also pondered the meaning of the shepherds' testimony. In concluding this series on Jesus' birth, Alistair Begg draws our attention to the historical nature of the gospel accounts: this is evidence that supports belief, not just an emotional response.
|preached||December 22, 2013|
|added||December 23, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Glory of God, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History|
Against the backdrop of the powerful Roman Empire and reign of Caesar Augustus, God chose for Jesus to be born in humble circumstances, announcing his birth to a group of common shepherds. In this message Alistair Begg explains that the sign of His humble beginning foreshadows his ignominious death on a cross and burial wrapped in linen. The peace with God proclaimed by the angels overshadows the Pax Romana and finds its significance by those who see with the eyes of faith and make room for the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
|preached||December 15, 2013|
|added||December 16, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Fear, Glory of God, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Redemptive History|
What a picturesque image: shepherds in the field, "keeping watch over their flocks by night." This scene is interrupted by an angel who announces Jesus' birth. As Alistair Begg explains, the key to understanding this dramatic event is in the angel's message: God has provided salvation, in Christ alone, for all peoples.
|preached||December 8, 2013|
|added||December 9, 2013|
|topics||Biblical Figures, Christ's Birth, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History|
Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem, or is the 2nd chapter of Luke just a nice story? In this study, Alistair Begg shows how the brief gospel account uses detail, not drama, to establish its real-world context. This isn't myth or speculation: it is a historical event that actually happened.
|preached||November 3, 2013|
|added||November 2, 2013|
Jesus Christ. Some use his name as a curse. Others cherish it as precious. For many, there's "just something about that name." In this message, Alistair Begg explains that the significance of the name Jesus Christ is found in all that it reflects about the Savior's work. He is the prophet who opens blind eyes to the word of God; the priest who reconciles his people to God; and the king who seeks the welfare of his people.
|preached||September 8, 2013|
|added||September 8, 2013|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 10:16-17|
Participating in communion can became part of our Christian routine and little more. That's why believers need a frequent reminder about its significance. When Christians gather for communion, it's not just to commemorate past events. Participating in communion is an acknowledgment of our identity with Christ in all that he has done; an encouragement in our unity with one another; and a reminder that that we are united across time and geography with believers in every generation.