Ever been overwhelmed by the opposition in front of you? A circumstance so dire that you stay up nights worrying about what to do? Well, according to one Old Testament story the first order of business is to admit weakness. Alistair Begg explains this counter-intuitive process on Truth For Life! 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.
James chapter 1 verse 17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights.” And that’s our topic when Alistair Begg continues his message about The Goodness of God. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
During this festive season, people are frantically searching for the perfect gift for a loved one. But Alistair Begg describes the amazing gifts – not from a store - but from the greatest Giver of all. Our series about Thankful Living continues on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
It’s rare to find that “the grass is greener on the other side.” And on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the dangers of discontentment and envy as he continues the series called Thankful Living. We’ll talk about the link between gratitude and personal satisfaction! More
In a day when aggressive shoppers will literally trample over others in order to acquire a good deal on the latest flat screen TV, contentment should set believers apart from those who are unbelievers. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, we’ll see the connection between personal satisfaction and gratitude! More