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.
It’s been rightly said that power breeds corruption because the illusion of authority leads to vanity and self-importance. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes a cautionary biblical account of God’s justice being poured out on a prideful king. More
Why would the perfect, complete, self-sufficient God desire a relationship with His rebellious creation? As we continue our study in Daniel titled, "And He Shall Reign," we’ll discover God’s purpose in His relentless, undeserved pursuit of our hearts. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
How does God bring stubborn, rebellious people into submission? On Truth For Life, we’ll see how God relentlessly pursues sinners and leads us from pride to praise. Hear the next part in our series titled, "And He Shall Reign" on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Whether rich or poor, famous or unknown all mankind is enslaved to pride. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how God’s mercy opens the door to repentance and forgiveness … which leads to humility. Hear a message about The King of Heaven on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More