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
We say that hindsight is 20/20. Luke uses the Old Testament to introduce us to Jesus and uses Jesus to interpret the Old Testament. We soon realize that we cannot begin to understand who Christ is without first understanding the Old Testament.
Series: Songs for a Savior
What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this study, Alistair identifies the essential elements of the believer’s life, starting first with conversion and then elaborating the manner in which believers are to act out their faith "To be a Christian," he says, "is to declare that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship affects both our minds - teaching us what to believe, as well as our morals - changing the way we live." While each follower of Christ has a unique calling, all Christians share the same fixed features of genuine faith.
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In truly Christian families, each member affirms that "Jesus is Lord." Husbands and wives display their love for the Lord Jesus in giving themselves wholeheartedly to the privileges and responsibilities of marriage. Children also display their understanding of Jesus’ Lordship by respecting and obeying their parents. When everyone in the family follows this biblical mandate it makes for healthy churches and stable societies. This study from Colossians 3 will help you communicate the gospel to your family, friends and neighbors by living out the Lordship of Jesus in your home.
"The characteristics of Christian discipleship are, from the world’s perspective, marks of losers. That, of course, is one of the reasons that men and women around the world are so slowly drawn to any consideration of the claims of Christ. When we fasten on the claims of Christ as they are made clear in the Bible, we discover that Jesus has actually come to turn the value system of the world on its head." Alistair Begg
A manifesto is a public declaration of policy that is issued by a monarch, a head of state, or by a representative of an ...
The cries of the human heart do not change from one generation to the next. The expressions of the Psalmist, then, remain strikingly relevant and understandable to us today. Through petition, praise, lament and song, the Psalmist articulates both the difficulties of living in a fallen world but also the eternal truths about the character of God. Those who are burdened by life’s trials will discover that the Psalms are, as one commentator called them, “the soul’s medicine chest.” This book is a source of encouragement and hope, and it also provides an impetus for worship and prayer. With clarity ...
Nostalgia can be a powerful emotion that wraps us in a cocoon of comfort as we long for the good ol' days when everything seemed to be right with the world. As reminiscing lulls us into thinking that today's challenges are somehow greater than those in the past, we often yearn to return to a simpler time and find ourselves looking back wistfully at days gone by.
Contemporary church goers may find themselves considering the early days of the Christian church in this way, yet nothing could be further from the truth. In this series, Alistair Begg traces a ...
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. -Luke 9:51
Do you ever get so caught up in the details of your own circumstances that you miss the bigger picture of the world around you? If so, then you’re in good company.
In the final weeks of his life, Jesus deliberately turned his attention toward Jerusalem and the events that awaited him there. While the disciples followed him on his physical journey toward the city, they remained woefully out of step with his greatest redemptive concerns.
He then began to ...