King David...a celebrated figure in Old Testament stories steps onto the scene of Scripture as a teenage shepherd boy. But his first battle will never be forgotten. The story of David and Goliath has relevant application for our lives today. Listen to Alistair Begg and 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.
No matter how strong the outer defenses are, any organization can be brought down by internal corruption. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how Nehemiah responded to the inside threat that faced Jerusalem as they rebuilt their city’s wall. More
The people of Jerusalem were rebuilding their wall under Nehemiah’s direction, and they successfully deterred the external threat of antagonistic neighbors. But on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, we’ll hear how they faced an internal threat of corruption and exploitation. More
When Nehemiah faced opposition from his critics, he responded by asking God for help. But he took his dilemma a step further. Nehemiah rolled up his sleeves and got back to work. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, hear a message titled Hard Pressed But Not Crushed! More
Scripture says that without love, our good deeds are useless. In fact, Paul compares them to a “noisy gong”! Alistair Begg describes the essential role of love in everything we do. Our study called Love in the Local Church continues on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More