What motivates a man or woman to dedicate their life to Christ and to serve others following the model of servanthood Jesus laid out for us? According to Paul, we do it “for the sake of the Gospel.” And 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|
We learn from this narrative the necessity of human activity. The catch of fish was miraculous, but neither the fisherman nor his boat nor his fishing tackle were ignored; they were all were used to take the fish. So in the saving of souls, God works by means; and while the present economy of grace shall stand, God will be pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. When God works without instruments, He is glorified; but ...