|preached||December 15, 2013|
|added||December 16, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Fear, Glory of God, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Redemptive History|
What a picturesque image: shepherds in the field, "keeping watch over their flocks by night." This scene is interrupted by an angel who announces Jesus' birth. As Alistair Begg explains, the key to understanding this dramatic event is in the angel's message: God has provided salvation, in Christ alone, for all peoples.
|preached||December 8, 2013|
|added||December 8, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Holy Spirit, Redemption, Studying the Bible|
Luke wrote his gospel so that his readers would be certain about the events he described, and the historical fact of the virgin birth is no exception. In this study from Luke 2:6-7, Alistair Begg explains that the miraculous conception of the Lord Jesus is fundamental to the Christian faith. It is appropriate that God would enter His world in a supernatural way, and it is essential that the Redeemer would be born of a woman, yet perfect in holiness.
|preached||March 31, 2013|
|added||April 1, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Resurrection, Jesus Christ, Redemption|
On that Sunday morning, when the group of women approached the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid, they expected to need help rolling away the stone ... they expected to re-embalm their beloved Lord who’d been dead for three days. What they could never have expected was the angel’s joyful, frightening, reality-changing news: “He has risen; He is not here.”
|preached||March 24, 2013|
|added||March 25, 2013|
|topics||Atonement, The Cross, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Wrath of God|
In the 15th chapter of his gospel account, Mark describes the crucifixion. The particular details he provides, far from being random facts and observations, lead instead to a deeper understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross - bearing sin and enduring God's judgment to redeem His own.
|preached||February 24, 2013|
|added||February 25, 2013|
|topics||Atonement, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Redemptive History, Restoration|
How could Jesus be silent when he faced Pilate? The accusations against him were false - why did he not defend Himself? Our study of the first 5 verses of Mark 15 shows the redemptive purpose behind our Lord's actions: He chose to suffer in our place.
|preached||January 13, 2013|
|added||January 14, 2013|
|topics||Atonement, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Suffering, The Trinity|
What are we to understand from the great sorrow that Jesus experienced in the garden of Gethsemane? Did He really mean it, when He prayed for the "cup" to be removed from Him? In this first study of "Jesus in 3-D," we discover that the answer lies in His dual nature: in His perfect humanity, he recoils from suffering, yet chooses to obey the Father's will.
|preached||December 2, 2012|
|added||December 3, 2012|
|topics||Christ's Birth, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Prophecy, Redemption, Redemptive History|
With the holidays approaching, "getting ready for Christmas" becomes a focus in our lives and homes. Yet preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ's coming is even more important. The Advent season addresses this need by pointing out that all of the Bible is history - and HIS story. In this first Advent message, we study how Jesus fulfilled not just specific predictions, but all of the Old Testament, during His earthly ministry. Purchase DVD $1.25 | Purchase Audio CD $1.25 Free shipping!
|preached||July 29, 2012|
|added||August 5, 2012|
|topics||Dependence on God, Grace, Redemption, Word of God|
If we feel overall pretty good about ourselves and what God thinks of us, that's a good sign, right? Be careful - as we learn in this study on grace, it is recognizing our need of forgiveness that opens us to the salvation that Jesus provides.
|preached||July 1, 2012|
|added||July 1, 2012|
|topics||Justification/Imputation of Righteousness, Redemption, Regeneration/New Birth|
How do we come to faith? Left to ourselves, we cannot see our need for God – or, if we do, we try to “fix” our own lives. But as we dig deeper into the opening verses of Titus 3, we learn that salvation is not just an alteration or addition: it is a radical transformation that affects us to our core. The only adequate basis for this kind of change is the grace of God and the love of Christ, revealed by the Holy Spirit.
|preached||March 18, 1984|
|added||February 20, 2012|
|topics||Jesus Christ, Patience, Redemption, Sanctification|
Paul reminds his readers that the relevance of “who Jesus is” is found in the personal application of one’s faith. It is futile to deal with the deep theological aspects of Jesus if we are lacking in love for Him. We are challenged in this message to pinpoint a defining moment in our lives when we have been changed through God’s grace from beyond what we once were.