David and Goliath. A shepherd kid defeating a powerful giant. This Bible story holds relevant lessons for us...not in defeating giants in our own lives 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! 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.
Sometimes we question whether or not God truly hears our prayers. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains that when we pray in faith and according to God’s promises, we can have complete confidence that our requests will be answered. More
Unlike salvation, sanctification is a process that occurs over time and is accomplished by God Himself. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg helps us understand the process, product, and promise of this doctrine. More