|preached||May 13, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
|scripture||1 Timothy 2:1-7|
A survey of pastors recently revealed that a scant 16% were satisfied with their prayer life. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile takes us to Paul's first letter to Timothy to show us the basic, yet oft ignored Christian discipline of prayer. With a pastor's heart, Thabiti uses 1 Timothy 2 to discuss what we are to pray, why we pray, and how we are called to pray. For all pastors, the gentle reminder that before we talk to men about God, we should be talking to God about men is a basic which we can never tire of hearing.
|preached||September 21, 1998|
|added||February 11, 2013|
|topics||Dependence on God, Prayer, Pride & Humility, Studying the Bible|
Alistair Begg shares words of wisdom from the flyleaf of his Bible with students on the threshold of a new academic year. First, if Jesus Christ is worth serving, He is worth serving well. Second, the matter of our head is an important matter: how we think and how we think about ourselves. Third, if our prayer is meager, then it is because we believe it to be supplemental and not fundamental. Fourth, relationships are vital. Finally, most spiritual progress is made through the difficult days and not through the days that yield success.
|added||May 18, 2012|
|topics||The Bible, Leadership, Ministry, Prayer, Preaching|
The Basics 2012 Pastor’s Conference at Parkside Church was marked by a clear call for pastors to devote themselves to prayer and ministry of the Word. Teaching from Acts 6, pastors were encouraged to revisit the apostles’ theological decision to preach the Gospel, leaving the task of feeding widows to competent men in the church. While many today find themselves consumed by the latest fad or new idea, Alistair Begg affirmed that preaching and prayer are the primary duties of the pastor. Mark Dever and Voddie Baucham joined Alistair Begg for the Basics 2012 Conference on May 14-16, 2012 at ...
|preached||May 15, 2012|
|added||May 15, 2012|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:3|
|topics||Church Leadership, Ministry, Prayer|
Voddie Baucham teaches from Paul’s final letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 1) where he opens his heart up before God. Voddie encourages preachers to not only preach, but to pray. A shepherd who preaches must be a shepherd who prays, and therefore the shepherd who prays will always be a shepherd who preaches. If the preacher finds himself at a point in life where prayer is absent, it’s directly indicative of one who is moving away from dependence on God.
|preached||May 15, 2012|
|added||May 15, 2012|
|topics||Character of God, Jesus Christ, Prayer|
Mark Dever teaches from John 17 and guides pastors through a moving prayer prayed by Jesus. With simplicity as the guide, Dever points to four essential elements of prayer from our Savior: praying to His righteous and holy Father on behalf of Himself and those whom the Father has given, praying for protection, praying for sanctification and unity, and praying for His Father’s glory.
|preached||April 29, 1984|
|added||March 19, 2012|
|topics||The Church, Faith, Prayer|
Here Paul reaches out to the Colossians in a heartfelt message using Colossae phraseology intended to bridge the physical distance between himself and his readers. Paul provides encouragement by conveying his struggle on his fellow Christians’ behalf and his earnest prayer for their well-being.
|preached||March 10, 1985|
|added||February 10, 2012|
When prayers become cold, passionless, self-serving requests of God rather than God-glorifying, passionate communion WITH Him, then it is time to take a step back and re-examine the awesome character of God. In Daniel 9:1-19, we learn how to live in the realm of intimate communion with God from Daniel's example of faithful, God-honoring, daily prayer.
|preached||February 26, 1984|
|added||January 23, 2012|
|topics||Obedience, Prayer, Sanctification|
The Apostle Paul encourages us to pursue knowledge that will transcend us into a life worthy of Christ. Our incentive to live knowingly should not be aligned with how it makes us feel but instead, motivated by our desire to bring glory to God. In this message, Alistair Begg outlines four marks of a life that is pleasing to Jesus – fruitful, knowledgeable, powerful and thankful.
|preached||January 6, 1985|
|added||January 20, 2012|
Prayer is not an emotional experience but a duty. A devoted prayer life teaches one how to talk to God about people and how to talk to people about God. In prayer one needs to be still and listen as they come to know God. Addressing the marks of devotion of being watchful and thankful, Pastor Begg turns to the letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians instructing the church how to pray by applying one's self whole heartedly.