There's a familiar phrase based on Scripture: "Pride goes before a fall." Today, Alistair Begg points to a man in the Old Testament who enjoyed all the world had to offer, including a healthy dose of pride. We'll identify the signs of his downfall as a warning for our own lives. Listen to 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.
Throughout Paul’s New Testament letters, he mentions believers who served faithfully in their churches. Through their examples, we see the importance of serving, even in mundane tasks. That’s our subject this weekend as Alistair Begg concludes our series called Jars of Clay on Truth For Life! More
In Paul’s final letter to the young pastor Timothy, he charged him to remain faithful to the teaching of God’s Word. That same charge is laid on pastors and ministry leaders today. We’re looking at the basic foundations of a biblical ministry on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. More
On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg challenges pastors and ministry leaders to remain focused on their primary calling, the teaching of God’s Word. It’s part of our brand new series called The Pastor’s Study, Volume 7. More
Pastors carry a heavy charge to keep watch over the souls under their care. So how do they go about fulfilling that duty? How do they keep from straying from the truth? We’ll discover the answer to those questions on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More