There are two ways for a Christian to live in this world, as a native citizen or a foreign immigrant. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg provides a biblical checklist that will identify your status.
First Peter is a handbook for Christian Living. All of the foundations necessary for building lives of spiritual maturity are contained in these chapters. Peter’s readers were geographically scattered and in the face of all kinds of challenges, they needed to be theologically grounded. Jesus had given Peter the task of feeding and strengthening the sheep. This compelling, practical, vital letter is surely part of the response to that directive. Peter is clear about his purpose: to stimulate their faith, to assure them of the reliability of God’s word, and to encourage them to stand fast in God’s grace.
Peter’s assurance to those who belong to Christ is still a great encouragement today. In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg reminds Christians of our heavenly citizenship and calls listeners to continue growing in faith and hope in Christ through trials.
|Three Facts True of Every Christian||1 Peter 1:1-2|
|A Living Hope, Part One||1 Peter 1:3-5|
|A Living Hope, Part Two||1 Peter 1:3-9|
|Concerning this Salvation ...||1 Peter 1:10-16|
|Resident Aliens||1 Peter 1:17-25|
|Growing Up||1 Peter 2:1-3|
|Believing, Belonging, Behaving||1 Peter 2:1-1:10|
|The Precious Cornerstone||1 Peter 2:4-10|
Pharaoh's dream has too often been my waking experience. My days of laziness have ruinously destroyed all that I had achieved in times of zealous endeavor; my seasons of coldness have frozen all the genial glow of my periods of fervency and enthusiasm; and my fits of worldliness have thrown me back from my advances in the divine life. I had need to beware of lean prayers, lean praises, lean duties, and lean experiences, for these will eat up the ...
Here at Parkside, we’re nearing the end of a series of studies in 2 Timothy. In the closing verses, Paul makes a heartfelt appeal for Timothy to come and visit him in person, and to come soon. Imprisoned in Rome, anticipating the end of his earthly life, and deserted by Demas, it’s not difficult to imagine Paul’s loneliness and his longing to see a cherished and trusted friend face to face.