Through the writings of the Old and New Testaments we discover that Jesus Christ has clearly fulfilled the prophecies of Salvation and God’s Kingdom. As we continue Mark’s gospel, we learn that the Holy Spirit reveals this fact to the priest, Simeon, when he meets the infant Jesus.
Series: Songs for a Savior
Sometimes we cannot understand the present unless we understand what came before, and a knowledge of Old Testament history and Scriptures will greatly help us to understand Christ’s redeeming work. At the birth of John the Baptist, his father Zechariah praised God in a song filled with Jewish historical references, and in this message Alistair Begg shows how each one points forward to the coming of Jesus.
Series: Encore 2015
When an angel told Mary that she would bear a son, she responded with a song of joy and worship. This song, recorded for us in Luke’s gospel, is traditionally referred to as the “Magnificat” because its words magnify and praise the God Whom Mary trusted and obeyed. Alistair Begg leads us through this description of God’s character: His care for us, His power, and His mercy.
Series: Encore 2015
In today’s culture, God’s laws regarding sexual purity are often violated. Why are these commands so important for Christians to observe? Alistair Begg teaches us that those who have Christ as their Lord have been purchased by God and Christ dwells in them. As Christians, we belong to God, live under his rule, and our supreme goal should be to please Him.
As we turn to the story of Jairus in our study in Mark’s Gospel, Alistair discusses two questions that confront us when we go through trials: will we allow circumstances to overturn our faith or will our faith be the basis by which we face our circumstances?
The gospels tell us of ordinary circumstances where Jesus used extraordinary power. Mark allows us to join a few witnesses to see the scene in which Christ raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead as a sign that the Kingdom of God has come.
The uncertainty of death can be a great cause for fear, but for the Christian, the resurrection of Christ is the pledge of the believer’s resurrection. In this message, Alistair Begg helps us consider four truths about our resurrected body in light of Christ’s resurrection. As the world seeks to shy away from the implications of death, we must fix our eyes on the truth of God’s Word.
In Mark 6, the disciples begin to take a larger role in the story Mark is laying out for us. As Jesus prepares these men for ministry, he teaches them the importance of authority, simplicity, hospitality, and urgency in their work. These principles are equally important as we strive to serve God today.