|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 27, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:1-3|
|topics||Church Leadership, Grace, Ministry, Prayer, Preaching, Thanksgiving|
In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul placed his "signature" at the beginning, as was customary at that time. Alistair Begg's message on these opening verses guides us through Paul's greeting to his younger colleague, as he prayed God would give him "grace, mercy, and peace."
|added||December 6, 2013|
|topics||Prayer, Preaching, Truth|
Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers. Each year, pastors, church leaders, and seminarians are invited to join Alistair Begg & a number of guest speakers for 3 days as we reflect together on the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges that face the modern church. Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles.
|preached||May 15, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
Alistair concludes the 2013 Basics Conference focusing on the final section of Jude's letter. Alistair commends to the pastor Jude's final exhortations to remember, keep oneself, be merciful to those who doubt, and do all for God's glory. Alistair fittingly exhorts pastors to not only contend for the faith, but to remind us that our duty is to remind our people not of things which they have never known, but of things which we should never forget!
|preached||May 14, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
|scripture||1 Timothy 4:1-8|
|topics||Preaching, Spiritual Warfare|
Continuing our focus on the basics, Thabiti Anyabwile explains the nature of the pastor's spiritual warfare from 1 Timothy 4. What is at stake in our spiritual warfare battle is that some will abandon the faith and fall into apostasy. Systematically moving through a series of thought provoking questions, Thabiti reminds the pastor that the cosmic struggle between God and Satan isn't through the sensational and dramatic, but is fought on the battlefield of truth as it is revealed in God's Word.
|preached||May 13, 2013|
|added||May 8, 2013|
Alistair Begg kicks off the 2013 Basics Conference from the small, but powerful book of Jude. Countering conventional notions that the book of Jude is primarily a book for contentious preaching, Alistair takes us into the heart and mind of the brother of Jesus, Jude who gives not a letter of condemnation, but consternation. Hanging his message on Jude's warm greeting, necessary appeal and chilling thought, Alistair brings to the forefront the pastor's necessity to present and contend for a true gospel.
|preached||January 6, 2013|
|added||January 6, 2013|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 9:27-10:14|
|topics||Power/Effects of Sin, Preaching, Pride & Humility, Temptation|
The world tells us that self-confidence is the key to success. But the Bible warns that confidence in ourselves can actually be the path to disaster in the Christian life. Instead, Christians should be mindful of our own frailty, learn from the examples that scripture provides, avoid presumption, and flee temptation.
|added||October 26, 2012|
The continuing challenge of preaching is to bring God’s divine content into the human context in which the message is delivered. For pastors, the key is to help their people understand that following death comes judgment and that the salvation God offers through Christ Jesus is the only deliverance from an eternal sentence. Pastors must make a clear, authoritative and urgent appeal to their congregations to make contact with Jesus Christ from all of Scripture. This is the danger of neglecting the Gospel. Can the Good News, though, be preached from every book of the Bible? Teaching from Ruth, Ecclesiastes, ...