What makes a local church truly effective? A functional building? Great music? An exciting youth program? We find the answers in the burgeoning church described in Acts. Hear a new series that identifies Seven Marks of an Effective Church on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Seven Marks Of An Effective ChurchWhat makes a church effective? Is it having a functional building, excellent worship music, a vibrant youth program or a teaching ministry? Our answers may vary, but the burgeoning church in the book of Acts clearly provides us with seven elements to which every church should strive. These marks include: The Apostle’s Teaching, Fellowship, The Sacraments, Prayer, Mutual Care, Worship, and Continuous Evangelism. No church will ever master all of these elements, but they should be the marks to which church leaders are guiding their people. Is your church on the right course? If you're searching for a church in which to be involved, then these are the elements the early church displayed and should be the marks for which we look in an effective church.
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