As we look to Christ’s death and resurrection as our only hope, we must also seek to understand the nature of His suffering. In this sermon, Alistair Begg explains that Christ’s suffering was undeserved, unrepeatable, and purposeful. Appreciating the distinct nature of His suffering will allow us to better understand the pain and opposition that we will also face as His followers.
Peter takes it for granted that true believers will be about the business of sharing the faith, but there are many reasons why we are hesitant to do so. In this sermon, Alistair Begg describes the attitude we should have and the actions we should take to prepare our hearts and minds to be ready to share our faith. While sharing Christ may result in temporary suffering, by focusing fully on Jesus, we may rest secure in the hope that is to come.
Peter grew to understand that at times, God sets his hand on some of the most unlikely people to do His work. Alistair Begg outlines six essential qualities of Christian living, which are produced by God through the empowerment of His Spirit. As we recognize that we are only able to display these attributes by God’s power, Christians should grow in humility and in outward expressions of love toward others.