|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||February 16, 2014|
|added||February 17, 2014|
|scripture||2 Timothy 1:8-10|
The Gospel of Jesus Christ can be difficult to talk about; its message is foreign to others - even offensive. In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul exhorted him to not be ashamed, but to be willing to suffer for preaching the truth. Suffering for the gospel in this way exposes our own weakness, but provides an opportunity for God’s power to be displayed through us.
|preached||May 31, 2013|
|added||May 31, 2013|
|topics||Dependence on God, Suffering|
It is easy to trust God when the sun is shining and all seems right with the world. But is He just as trustworthy when the bottom falls out of life? Where is God then? Hear the answer, as you listen to a message that was preached at Parkside Church's Cancer Survivor Support dinner.
|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.
|added||February 23, 2012|
|scripture||1 Corinthians 9:24-27|
|topics||Assurance of Salvation, Christian Thinking, Obedience, Suffering|
Daily commitment and devotion are essential to our step-by-step journey toward heaven. The Apostle Paul compares our daily lives to conditioning for a marathon. Such preparation entails strain and difficulty. When we are not prepared for sacrifice, we will never know the joy of the prize. In this message on 1 Corinthians 9, Alistair Begg instructs us to not run aimlessly, but instead to run for the goal of eternal life with Christ.
|preached||May 19, 2011|
|added||June 9, 2011|
|scripture||1 Peter 5:10|
|topics||Dependence on God, Suffering|
To the believer, a cancer diagnosis is not just an opportunity for deep, heartfelt prayer, but it's an opportunity to see God's grace at work to change our heart and attitudes about life - and to show us what we really believe about faith in Him. We may not be cured of our illness, but God can work a miracle of grace to make us more like Christ through our experience of suffering and sadness.
|preached||September 19, 2010|
|added||September 19, 2010|
|topics||Christian Living, Sorrow, Suffering, Theology|
Suffering is a fact of life. But in Christ, suffering is also an opportunity. When we understand that suffering and glory are interwoven in the purposes of God, we are able to show the world what it looks like to experience sorrow and difficulty in light of a relationship with the living and exalted Christ.
|preached||September 12, 2010|
|added||September 12, 2010|
|topics||Adoption/Sonship, Assurance of Salvation, Obedience, Suffering, Theology|
The reality of the life of Christ in the believer doesn’t produce complacency. Instead, Romans 8:12-17 reminds us of our responsibility to live as debtors to mercy, enabled by the Spirit of God, and of the riches of life as God’s adopted sons and daughters.
|added||September 10, 2010|
|topics||Christian Living, Fear, Sadness, Suffering|
How are things going these days? Is everything running as planned, or does it feel like you’re just barely hanging on? Maybe you’re lonely, facing illness, stressed over problems at work, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed with a never-ending stream of challenges. As you survey the landscape around you, all you can see are more troubles on the horizon. Thankfully, we don’t have to face these twists and turns alone. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg considers some of the most common dangers, toils, and snares that we encounter in our daily lives, and he shows us how a ...