Imagine doing your morning workout with an Olympic coach. You’d likely step it up a notch and learn some new disciplines along the way. Well, what’s true at the gym has some interesting parallels to our spiritual life, as well. That’s our subject on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
Pastors may be tempted to pitch their messages as if they were product commercials, but must learn to preach the truths of God’s Word with boldness and clarity, having full confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture.
Sadly, the priority of Gospel preaching has been diminished in today’s churches - yet the apostolic mandate remains. In this series, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of a Christ-centered ministry. Unless God’s grace is properly understood, it will never take precedence in preaching. When a pastor places his confidence in the power of the Gospel itself, as applied by the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Good News will become the passionate desire of his heart.
We trust that these studies will prove to be a great encouragement to pastors in their God-given task.
|For the Sake of the Gospel, Part One||1 Corinthians 9:1-27|
|For the Sake of the Gospel, Part Two||1 Corinthians 9:1-27|
|Preaching God's Grace||Titus 2:11-3:11|
|Gospel Ministry, Part One||2 Corinthians 4:1-7|
|Gospel Ministry, Part Two||2 Corinthians 4:1-7|
|Persuasive Preaching, Part One||2 Corinthians 5:20|
|Persuasive Preaching, Part Two||Acts 26:1-32|
|Peter's Denial||John 13:36-38|
Genuine, spiritual mourning for sin is the work of the Spirit of God. Repentance is too rare a flower to grow in nature's garden. Pearls grow naturally in oysters, but penitence never shows up in sinners except when divine grace produces it in them. If you have one particle of real hatred for sin, God must have given it to you, for human nature's thorns never produced a single fig. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh."1 True ...