In our day, it's the expected thing to put our accomplishments on display, and boast about our strong points. But according to the Apostle Paul, we're to point to our weaknesses, because overcoming our shortcomings brings more glory to Christ. Listen today to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
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.
Job postings often include a list of qualifications. And to be a leader in the church, God has a few requirements as well. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg looks at the biblical characteristics needed to be a “deacon,” found in First Timothy.
David and Goliath. A shepherd kid versus an intimidating warrior. The story holds relevant lessons for us, not in defeating our giants, but in recognizing that God is the real victor. Listen this weekend for a fresh perspective on a well-known story on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.!
David and Goliath. A shepherd kid versus an intimidating warrior. The story holds relevant lessons for us not in defeating our giants, but in recognizing that God is the real victor. Listen for a fresh perspective on a well-known story on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
The Bible is often degraded as an irrelevant document that has no bearing on modern life. So, why should we trust it? On Truth For Life, you’ll hear an informal conversation with Alistair Begg about the transformative power of God’s Word.