Most of us are painfully aware of the opinions of others. But the court of human opinion shouldn’t control the child of God. Get ready to view things from a divine perspective as we study David and Goliath 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.
Some of the parables Jesus told are quite clear, but others require additional research on the context. On Truth For Life, we’ll be looking at a puzzling New Testament story Jesus told about a withering fig tree. Hear the story come alive when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Anyone who has worked on a jigsaw puzzle knows that it’s a tedious process to locate and position each piece into a complete picture. In a message about oneness in Christ, Alistair Begg compares people with puzzles coming together in a unified picture. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul points out that there’s only one Spirit and one hope. So how do we accommodate a wide variety of personalities in the church today? We’re talking about diversity in the family of God and oneness in Christ on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Today’s culture could be defined as “fiercely individualistic,” meaning that people are prone to lead isolated lives. But the gospel, by definition, inspires relationships among a diversity of people, under the banner of one, united standard. That’s our subject on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More