We call it the parable of the Prodigal Son. But Jesus says there are two lost boys in this story. On Truth For Life, we turn to the older brother and his need for the Father’s love. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
Amazing LoveChapter 15 is at the very heart of Luke’s gospel. Luke tells us that the tax collectors and so-called sinners had gathered round to hear Jesus, but that those known as religious men, the Pharisees and teachers of the law, were not paying much attention. Jesus ends Chapter 14 with this instruction; "He who has ears, let him hear." Clearly most of us have ears, so He is really encouraging all those who are listening to pay very close attention to what He is saying. It is striking, therefore, that those who were listening intently were the kind of people about whom it would have been said there was very little hope. And the ones paying scant attention were those known for their religious prowess. In making this simple statement Jesus masterfully shows up the faulty thinking of the Pharisees. In the five parables that follow, He reveals for the listening sinners the wonder of God’s searching love. The third of these parables, The Parable of the Lost Son, is perhaps one of the best known of the Bible. Most of us are only too familiar with the rebellious son, the loving father and the petulant brother. Have we, though, ever really listened to what these verses and indeed the other parables teach us? Are we hearing Him? In this set of messages Alistair Begg leads an in-depth study of these verses in order that we might truly discover what our own ‘Loving Father’ would have us hear. This series is bound to unwrap much of what we yet need to take hold.
When writing a will, most people consider what should be done with their wealth and property. On Truth For Life, in his message titled "A Lesson in Dying," Alistair Begg urges us to consider how our preparations for death can serve a greater purpose by reflecting the Gospel. More
Our culture typically views growing old as something negative. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg urges us to take a different view. He argues that the signs of aging are actually a gift of God’s grace! More
Death is an uncomfortable subject that often stirs up feelings of anxiety and helplessness. However, Alistair Begg urges us not to shy away from preparing for our final days. Hear a compelling message titled," A Lesson in Dying," when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. More
Most everyone has heard of the wise men in the Christmas narrative. However, much of what we know about them is actually based on tradition rather than Scripture. Discover what the Bible actually teaches about these mysterious figures on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. More