In this world of self-help and do-it-yourself fads, it’s not uncommon to be told to plow through your weakness. But God’s Word opposes that advice with the command to accept our inadequacies and throw ourselves on the Lord! Listen as Alistair Begg describes what this looks like. 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.
When Jesus declared Himself “Lord of the Sabbath,” some people believe this was Jesus’ way of making the Sabbath like any other day of the week. So what’s the point of observing the Sabbath now? Hear the answer on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Jesus was clear when He said the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. How should His statement shape the way we spend our weekends? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes how Christians should keep the Sabbath. More
Many Christians are content with giving God an hour of their Sunday morning. But is that all God requires when He tells us to “keep the Sabbath holy”? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the difference between a holiday and the Holy Day. More
If we believe the Ten Commandments are God’s will for the church, why do we overlook the fourth commandment, the keeping of the Sabbath? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg addresses this question, describing the freedom we’ll find when we obey God’s commands. More