The book of Ruth tells the tender story of two widows surviving during a season of famine. Their mutual respect, and their commitment to the God of Israel, provides a model for us all. Listen as our study in Ruth continues on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
- Biblical Figures
God of the OrdinaryThe book of Ruth must surely be one of the loveliest short stories ever written. Its four chapters contain a tale of purity, faithfulness, innocence, loyalty, duty and love, yet it is set in dark times. The concluding verse of the book of Judges, which comes immediately before Ruth in the Bible, tells us that, "In those days Israel had no King; everyone did as he saw fit." One commentator says, "The book of Judges teems with violent invasions, apostate religion, unchecked lawlessness, and tribal civil war." It is against this backdrop of strife and chaos that this story unfolds. Ordinary people in Bethlehem facing the everyday events of life; marriage, moving home, bereavement, family relationships... In all of this we are reminded that no matter how dark or dramatic the events of life appear to be, God still has His people and is still working out His purposes. It is in the humdrum and routine events of life that we discover God at work. If you have ever wondered if God really knows who or where you are or whether He could possibly be interested in you, you will find this series of studies to be particularly useful. Join Alistair Begg as he encourages us to look for God in the everyday ordinariness of our lives.
Saying “no” to the wrong things in life is as important as saying “yes” to the right things. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reveals how Nehemiah honored God by rejecting privilege, pride, and every distraction from God’s work. More
No matter how strong the outer defenses are, any organization can be brought down by internal corruption. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how Nehemiah responded to the inside threat that faced Jerusalem as they rebuilt their city’s wall. More
The people of Jerusalem were rebuilding their wall under Nehemiah’s direction, and they successfully deterred the external threat of antagonistic neighbors. But on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, we’ll hear how they faced an internal threat of corruption and exploitation. More
When Nehemiah faced opposition from his critics, he responded by asking God for help. But he took his dilemma a step further. Nehemiah rolled up his sleeves and got back to work. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, hear a message titled Hard Pressed But Not Crushed! More