When faced with a problem, is your first thought: "I can handle this one"? We assume that our determination will get us through. But when David faced Goliath, he relied solely on God. Hear the full story today 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.
We live in a day when people view happiness as more valuable than faithfulness. Promises are only considered binding as long as they are comfortable and expedient. But God expects absolute faithfulness from His children in all areas of life. That’s our topic on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
The Holy Spirit produces supernatural goodness and kindness in believers. But anyone can be nice. So how is the goodness and kindness of the Spirit distinct from the politeness of the world? We’ll turn to Scripture for the answer when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
There are plenty of nice people in the world who don’t know Christ. So what did Paul mean when he said that kindness and goodness are only produced by the work of the Holy Spirit? Hear the answer when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Instant downloads, instant oatmeal, drive-thru fast food. It seems our entire culture is designed to foster impatience. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg challenges us to conform to God’s standards rather than the values of our culture. Our study on The Fruit of the Spirit continues! More