Go to the capital city of just about any nation, and you’ll find the faces of founding fathers etched into marble and limestone. But it’s not uncommon for some of the most influential people to be overlooked. They may be obscure but effective nonetheless. Alistair Begg reminds us about the unrecorded heroes in Nehemiah’s day. More
God's Work, God's Way, Volume 1The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory. In Volume One of this series, Alistair Begg explains that God accomplishes His purposes through His people as they depend on the resources He provides. We see the significance of prayer in the life of the Church, the vitality of God’s Word as it realigns our hearts, and the necessity of taking practical steps to achieve what God has called us to do. God’s people must remain unified and committed to the task that God has given, secure in the conviction that God’s work done in God’s way will display God’s glory.
God's Work, God's Way, Volume 2The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory. In Volume Two of this series, Alistair Begg reminds us that God calls His people to obey His Word and that failure to do so has real implications. God’s people in Nehemiah’s day heard His Word proclaimed, and their hearts were stirred to worship and obedience. When ordinary people with ordinary lives resolve to obey God, He will accomplish extraordinary things as God’s work is done in God’s way.
When the people of Jerusalem finally completed the wall, Ezra led them in a celebration by reading Scripture aloud. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how this historic moment provides a model for modern churches. More
When planning a celebration, we think of food and festivities. But the Israelites celebrated the completion of Jerusalem’s wall with the public reading of Scripture. In like manner, Alistair Begg challenges us to rejoice in God’s Word. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
In an age obsessed with entertainment, many churches are tempted to captivate their audience with the spectacular. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg calls for churches to focus their services around the reading and teaching of God’s Word. More
In every task that God calls us to, our ultimate goal is to reveal His glory to the world. Even after Nehemiah had finished his task of rebuilding the wall, he continued to press toward the goal of glorifying God. Our study in Nehemiah continues on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. More