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.
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?
Jealousy is sometimes viewed as a “respectable sin.” Because its effect isn’t always felt by others, we may tend to put it in the category of lesser offenses. But as we see in the story of Joseph and his brothers, jealousy is anything but harmless. That’s our subject on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Imagine having lived your whole life in total darkness and one day, someone opens your eyes to see! How would you respond? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the proper response to being healed from spiritual blindness. More
Imagine having lived your whole life in total darkness, and one day someone opens your eyes to see! How would you respond? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the proper response to being healed from spiritual blindness. More
Whether we like it or not, our parents have an enormous impact on our adult lives. But that doesn’t mean we’re doomed to repeat their mistakes! On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how God can redeem painful circumstances for good. More