The Bible warns against false teachers but it’s easy to assume heresy was only an issue for the 1st century church. Alistair Begg puts the ancient issue of false teachers into contemporary perspective.
Growing In GraceThe Apostle Peter was writing this second letter into an environment where false teaching was clearly on the rise. Specifically, some were denying the reality of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, moral carelessness was beginning to take root among the people of God. Peter reminded them of the historical accuracy of the events of the life of Christ, events to which he himself had been a witness. "So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body." -2 Peter 1:12,13. Peter sought to guard the readers against error by conveying afresh the truths that provide the necessary basis for growing to maturity. It is equally important that we, as 21st century Christians, remind ourselves regularly of the same and this teaching series does just that. While it is easy to value what is new and novel, this letter does not encourage us to run after the latest idea, but rather to remember and hold to what we already know - the essentials of our Christian faith. We invite you to join Alistair Begg in remembering anew that by God’s divine power, He has given you everything you need for the commencement, the continuance and the completion of the Christian life. Such truth is, as Peter described it, truly a “great and precious promise.”
The Ten Commandments provide a humbling reminder of our sinful state. There’s not one person on earth who hasn’t broken God’s law. All of us stand convicted. Gratefully, God has Good News for Lawbreakers! You’ll hear this message of grace on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
Commercial advertising inspires discontentment. They show us what we lack and convince us that buying their product will fill the void. But feeding envy only leads to more envy! Thankfully, God provides a remedy for the poison of covetousness. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
True or false? Is the grass really greener on the other side? Well, no matter how lush our lawn becomes, our neighbor’s yard may still look greener. But God has a prescription for avoiding envy and finding contentment. Hear another Encore 2015 message on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
It’s easy to become comfortable in our local church family and let our passion for telling others about the Gospel fade. But Jesus set the benchmark for evangelism! We’ll learn to reach out and share the hope we have in Christ, on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!