|preached||August 27, 2002|
|added||February 25, 2013|
|topics||Christian Thinking, Loving Others, Pride & Humility|
Our word choices can engender strife and dissension, or they can encourage, nourish, and heal those on the receiving end of our communication. The books of James and Proverbs help us to think about our speech from three perspectives: words to harm, words to help, and words to hide behind.
|preached||September 8, 1985|
|added||July 27, 2012|
|scripture||1 John 4:7-12|
|topics||Assurance of Salvation, Love of God, Loving Others, Obedience|
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.
|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.
|added||December 15, 2011|
|topics||Character of God, Love of God, Loving Others, Ministry, Persecution|
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.
|preached||July 22, 1984|
|added||October 29, 2011|
|topics||Loving Others, Predestination/Election|
What should life be like in the local church? Church is not a building or a large group of people engaged in religious activities. The church should be a dynamic new community based on truth and love. In a world where people rationalize truth to be whatever it requires fitting their needs and often forgets to love others, we need to take time to reflect on Paul’s writing to the Colossians which is relevant today. Jesus came into the world to testify to the truth and when we love intelligently, sacrificially, continually, increasingly, purposely and deeply we are truly in ...
|preached||October 9, 1983|
|added||July 25, 2011|
|topics||Loving Others, Parables|
The question “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” is adequately answered only in the Gospel of God’s redeeming grace – through faith in Jesus’ righteousness, not our own. As Christians grow to know and love God more fully, we grow in love for our neighbors as well.
|preached||February 6, 2011|
|added||February 7, 2011|
|topics||Love of God, Loving Others|
How can Christians love sincerely? In our first study of Romans 12:9, we learn that the grace that saves also shapes and empowers relationships in the body of Christ.