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We Need to See the Lord

We Need to See the Lord

preached January 6, 1985
added January 20, 2012
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scripture Isaiah 6:1-8
topic Pride and Humility
type Sermon
id 1093

Success can make us proud and lead us to believe that we do not need God, and that we have achieved success on our own. Some, having lost all fear of the Lord, think of Him only as a cosmic power. Has your prayer life characterized as praying to someone who only fulfills our needs, or do your prayers include repentance and thanksgiving to our God who is holy? Join us as Alistair teaches on the importance and meaning of truly seeing the Lord for who He really is.

Beware and Be Aware!

Beware and Be Aware!

preached December 11, 2011
added December 12, 2011
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scripture Mark 12:38-44
topics Giving, Pride and Humility
type Sermon
id 2850

What does true devotion look like? In Mark 12:39-44, Jesus contrasts the ostentatious religious life of the scribes with the humble gift of an anonymous widow, and we learn that devotion to God is not measured by outward appearances, but by sacrifice.

Guard Your Freedom, Part Three

Guard Your Freedom, Part Three

preached June 10, 1984
added October 1, 2011
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scripture Colossians 2:16-23
topics Faith, False Teaching, Jesus Christ, Pride and Humility
type Sermon
id 1052

If we hear someone boasting about mystical experiences they have had, how do we respond? In Colossians 2:18-19, Paul confronts false teaching that judges the faith of others, based on mysticism. God can and does act in our lives supernaturally; however, our faith must be based on Christ – His work and His word – not on our experiences.

Not So With You

Not So With You

preached September 11, 2011
added September 12, 2011
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scripture Mark 10:32-45
topics Christian Living, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Pride and Humility
type Sermon
id 2827

How would you have responded to Jesus' revelation that he was going to Jerusalem to lay down his life? With adoration and awe? It's far more likely that we would all respond just like the disciples did - with selfish concern for our own interests. This study in Mark 10:32-32 confronts our pride with the truth that believers in Christ are called to live differently, and challenges the Church to let go of status and privilege for the sake of the gospel.

Just Do Something: A Conversation with Kevin DeYoung and Bob Lepine

Just Do Something: A Conversation with Kevin DeYoung and Bob Lepine

added July 20, 2011
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topics The Bible, Christian Living, Faith, Marriage, Pride and Humility, Theology
type Sermon
id 9999

Have you ever wondered if you're making the "right" decision? Is God pleased with the path you're taking? Author Kevin DeYoung thinks the Bible has the answer. Listen to our interview with him and then get a copy of his book, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will. Request a copy of the book with your gift during July

Be Careful How You Hear

Be Careful How You Hear

preached November 15, 2009
added July 23, 2010
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scripture Mark 6:14
topics Christian Living, Pride and Humility, Repentance
type Sermon
id 2713

King Herod had the opportunity to repent when he heard God's Word. He chose to disregard the teaching he heard, though, and was trapped by his carelessness in distressing decisions. Are we falling into a similar trap today?

An Ill-Timed Request

An Ill-Timed Request

preached April 9, 2006
added April 9, 2006
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scripture Mark 10:32
topics Christian Living, The Cross, Pride and Humility, Suffering
type Sermon
id 2505

Have you ever thought that if you just do more good works than bad that you might be able to secure your place in the Kingdom of God? Over and over in the gospels, we learn that Jesus’ disciples felt deserving of such honor and glory for themselves. In this message, Alistair examines one such instance and what Jesus says about the true means by which we enter the Kingdom of God.

An Ill-Advised Argument

An Ill-Advised Argument

preached April 2, 2006
added April 1, 2006
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scripture Mark 9:30
topics Christian Living, The Cross, Pride and Humility
type Sermon
id 2503

The world is always telling us to be concerned with status, or being number one- the first. There are even those in the church who are fighting for position. In this message, Alistair examines a similar conflict between Jesus’ disciples through which Jesus shows us the true position of a Christian and how to gain greatness in His Kingdom.

Amazing Love

Amazing Love

added September 1, 2002
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scripture Luke 15:1-32
topics Love of God, Loving Others, Parables, Pride and Humility, Repentance
type Series
id 24001

Chapter 15 is at the very heart of Luke’s gospel. Luke tells us that the tax collectors and so-called sinners had gathered round to hear Jesus, but that those known as religious men, the Pharisees and teachers of the law, were not paying much attention. Jesus ends Chapter 14 with this instruction; "He who has ears, let him hear." Clearly most of us have ears, so He is really encouraging all those who are listening to pay very close attention to what He is saying. It is striking, therefore, that those who were listening intently were the kind of people ...

God's Faithfulness in Affliction

God's Faithfulness in Affliction

added June 20, 1997
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scripture 1 Peter 4:12-19
topics Christian Thinking, Dependence on God, Faith, Faithfulness of God, Pride & Humility, Pride and Humility, Sovereignty of God, Suffering
type Sermon
id 1949

We often praise God for His faithfulness in times of joy, but in this study of 1 Peter, we discover that God reveals His faithfulness in our suffering and disappointment as well. Alistair Begg describes the Biblical reality of suffering in the Christian life and examines what can be said with certainty about God’s purposes during times of suffering. Affliction can produce bitterness, or it can produce a deeper relationship with God if it is combined with faith and a willingness to be trained by the trial.