The death of Jesus was an act of great injustice, but the Bible tells us that it also happened according to the plan and purpose of God. In this message, Alistair Begg examines the crucifixion in light of the doctrine of providence from the perspective of God the Father, the Lord Jesus, and the human participants. Although it is a mystery that we cannot fully understand, the injustice of the crucifixion accomplished God’s plan from eternity to demonstrate the breadth of His love by redeeming sinners.
Life can seem fragile and unbearable without the confidence that our times are in God’s hands. Whether we prosper or face uncertainty or adversity, the Christian response should not include pride, panic, or self-pity, but gratitude and faith in God. While there is great security found when we rest in God’s providence, Alistair Begg clarifies the responsibilities that remain ours as we humbly submit to the Lord’s will.
Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 3
Isaiah 9 tells us in familiar words that Jesus is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Alistair Begg encourages us with the reminder that these are not just titles of the incarnate Christ, but roles He fills in the life of the Christian. In this Advent study, we discover the actions Jesus performs in each role and the very real difference they make in our daily experience.
Series: It is HIStory!
How can we know that we have eternal life? What does it look like when we truly love God? In this study from 1 John 4, Alistair Begg shows us that our belief in God, our obedience to His Word, and our love for one another make our invisible God visible and provides us with assurance that we truly belong to Him.
When we think of God's providence, it's often associated with world events or important decisions. But most of life isn't made up of those things - is He involved in the ordinary details of our lives too? The close of Paul's letter to Titus reminds us that God's love gives significance to even the little things: everything is under His loving care.
Series: Get It Right, Volume 2
God's love for us - for each one of us - is expressed in the great cost He paid at Calvary, bearing the wrath that our sins deserve. But as we learn in this Good Friday message, until the Holy Spirit shows me my sinfulness, I won't understand my need of salvation.
The Magnificat records Mary's response to all that God revealed to her about the child she would bear - a response that drew from all that she had learned about God and how he dealt with his people. Mary's song continues to teach us about the kingdom of God and the Savior she celebrated with reverence, humility, and eagerness to see the promises of God fulfilled.
The transforming work of the Gospel shapes our hearts and minds. When applied to both the mundane and profound details of our lives, it should cause us to be different from unbelievers around us. But what does this look like practically? How do these distinctions show themselves each day in our families, work, and local churches?
Alistair Begg paints the picture of a grace-shaped life in his study from Romans 12. Through Paul’s letter to the first-century church, we see practical actions and attributes that should mark the life of every Christian, no matter the circumstance.
Relationships among believers must be radically different from the world around us. As those who are in Christ become more and more like Him, our love for one another increases in sincerity, purity, warm affection, and humility.
Series: Shaped by Grace