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! 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.
In life, it’s easy to get so focused on details that we lose sight of the bigger picture. And on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reveals that the disciples had this problem when it came to Jesus’ earthly mission. More
When Jesus returned to Heaven, He didn’t just slip away in secret. He gathered His followers on a mountain, and rose into the sky. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains why this dramatic moment matters in our lives today. More
When most of us explain the Gospel, we focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection. We don’t think of His ascension as a critical part of the story. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains that without the ascension, we can misunderstand God’s plan for mankind. More