When the time had come, Jesus clearly explained to His disciples that He was going to die. Yet, James and John responded with an ill-timed request to sit with Him in glory. Their insensitive appeal provides a warning for us all, and it’s our subject on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
They Just Don't Get It, Do We?In the final weeks of His life, Jesus set out for Jerusalem. Along the way, He began His most explicit teaching on the purpose of His ministry: to die on a cross and rise from the dead. The disciples could not comprehend the significance of His teaching because their concept of the Messiah did not include one who would die in shame, but a warrior who would lead them to triumph and glory. Jesus was focused on His pending suffering, death, and resurrection, but the disciples focused on their own importance. They just didn’t get it! As Alistair Begg explains, we are more like the disciples than we care to admit. Many professing Christians trivialize the Gospel message by denying the reality of persecution, suffering, and eternal reward. Like the disciples, our pride often hinders our ability to understand the truth. Jesus makes it clear that to follow Him demands a radical shift in our thinking. His disciples just didn’t get it. Do we?
Imagine having lived your whole life in total darkness, and one day someone opens your eyes to see! How would you respond? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes the proper response to being healed from spiritual blindness. More
Whether we like it or not, our parents have an enormous impact on our adult lives. But that doesn’t mean we’re doomed to repeat their mistakes! On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how God can redeem painful circumstances for good. More
Many of us may feel weighed down by our past. But God can redeem even the most painful circumstances for our good and His glory! Turning trauma into triumph is our subject as we begin a series titled "The Hand of God" on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
It’s nice to be admired and common to present ourselves in the best light possible, hoping people will overlook our flaws. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg challenges us to embrace our weaknesses. Hear the conclusion of "The Pastor’s Study, Volume 3" on Truth For Life! More