Ever been confused and dying to ask a question but too embarrassed to say anything? That’s exactly how the disciples felt when Jesus began to predict His death and resurrection. We’ll get the whole story in the lessons of Mark 9. More
They Just Don't Get It, Do We?In the final weeks of His life, Jesus set out for Jerusalem. Along the way, He began His most explicit teaching on the purpose of His ministry: to die on a cross and rise from the dead. The disciples could not comprehend the significance of His teaching because their concept of the Messiah did not include one who would die in shame, but a warrior who would lead them to triumph and glory. Jesus was focused on His pending suffering, death, and resurrection, but the disciples focused on their own importance. They just didn’t get it! As Alistair Begg explains, we are more like the disciples than we care to admit. Many professing Christians trivialize the Gospel message by denying the reality of persecution, suffering, and eternal reward. Like the disciples, our pride often hinders our ability to understand the truth. Jesus makes it clear that to follow Him demands a radical shift in our thinking. His disciples just didn’t get it. Do we?
When the Bible says that wives are to submit to their husbands, does that imply that women are less intelligent or less capable than men? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg addresses this issue, describing God’s heart behind biblical gender roles. More
Modern philosophy views gender as an irrelevant fact of biology, as unimportant and changeable as the color of your hair! But what does the Bible say about the roles of men and women? We’ll address that question on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
There are some churches where drinking alcohol in moderation, dancing, and getting piercings are considered acceptable practices. At other churches, those activities would be frowned upon. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the biblical guidelines for addressing these and other morally gray topics. More
How do we keep a biblical balance between license—doing whatever we like without regard to holiness—and legalism—establishing man-made rules? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg answers that question with a message called Ground Rules For Christian Freedom. More