They have the power to build someone up or tear someone down. Words can either be used as weapons or medicine. Words harm. Or words heal. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg looks to the book of Proverbs for wisdom on words. More
Wise Words"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God." Proverbs 2:1-5 Derek Kidner, in his wonderful little commentary, says the book of Proverbs "performs the function of putting godliness into working clothes." In other words it’s not a very "churchy" kind of book. It addresses the issues of our lives. It is intensely practical, distinctly uncomfortable and immensely profitable. In "Wise Words-– Finding Proverbs’ Hidden Treasures, " Alistair Begg looks at a number of the truths addressed by these Proverbial statements: laziness, friendship, jealousy, the use and abuse of words and language, the place of sex, the privileges of learning and the responsibilities and challenges of raising children. The text challenges us to examine whether our own behavior is marked by folly or wisdom. Are we pursuing a God-ordained, God-centered wisdom or are we plagued by the moral, spiritual folly of the proverbial fool? This series of self-contained, topical studies will serve to remind us that the fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom.
Many organizations issue a manifesto. It’s a public declaration of their values. Do we, as Christians, have a manifesto? Alistair Begg believes we do, and it’s found in the Sermon on the Mount. That’s the topic of our series on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
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