Acts chapter 2 provides one of the first snapshots of the Christian church. These first-century believers modeled Christ-like compassion and generosity even selling their possessions to meet the needs of others. We’re talking about the implications for churches today on Truth For Life Weekend with Alistair Begg!
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.
Many of us find comfort in familiar traditions, especially in church. We enjoy our routine and see no reason to change. But we need to be careful that we never make tradition our primary authority! Hear a message about the danger of legalism on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
When a person gets glasses for the very first time, they’ll often comment that they didn’t even realize how blind they were. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains that many of us are in a similar spiritual condition. More
It’s not uncommon for us to try to earn God’s favor by following a set of standards of behavior. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reminds us that self-effort can never save us. More