Have you ever been overwhelmed by the opposition in front of you? Perhaps a circumstance so severe that you stay up nights worrying about it? According to one Old Testament story, the 1st order of business is to admit weakness. Alistair Begg explain this counter- intuitive process. More
The Strength of WeaknessThe Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ. The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove to be our ultimate qualification in serving God. The Strength of Weakness takes us on a journey through Scripture to show how, time and again, God exhibited his strength through the weakness of people. In his mercy God chose to use the weakness in his servant Jehoshaphat to make him into a great leader. God also revealed his strength in the weakness of David in order to defeat Goliath the Philistine. From King Uzziah we learn, contrary to the mantra of our age, that self-reliance will actually destroy us. From these characters and others, Alistair uncovers the secret that acknowledging weakness is the first step to real strength.
Many believers find the Old Testament confusing and foreign and prefer to stick with the more familiar New Testament. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reveals that all of Scripture tells one story, the story of Jesus Christ. More
When things are going well, it’s easy to say we trust God. But, when the future seems perilous, our response reveals where our faith truly lies. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, we’ll consider the question who or what are we really putting our confidence in? More
Physical maladies don’t just affect our bodies; they impact our emotions, our relationships, and our relationship with God. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, discover how God uses pain in the lives of believers to sanctify us and build our faith! More
The story of Joseph is incredibly tragic. A beloved son, betrayed by his brothers, was sold into slavery. But through the tragedy, God was refining Joseph and preparing him for much greater things. Discover God’s purpose for human suffering on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More