All preachers are to be evangelists because all preaching should be Christ-centered, but how is the message of the Gospel to be communicated? To answer this question, the pastor must consider the goal of preaching. In this message, David Robertson equips pastors with basic principles to help them to teach in a way that leaves the listener dwelling on a great God rather than a great preacher.
Series: Basics 2015
The foundation for all Christian faith and teaching – and the source of all meaning in life – can be found in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Alistair Begg draws these truths from a key passage in 1 Corinthians 15 and explains how the good news of the Gospel must include both a dying Savior and a risen, living Lord. Our understanding of Jesus’ resurrection forms the basis from which we each answer two important questions: Do I believe in Jesus? and Do I belong to Him?
Christians in every age face the danger of drifting from the essential truths of the Gospel. Alistair Begg reminds us that the answer to this dilemma is not in examining ourselves, but in looking to Jesus. By offering Himself for our sins, He provided the only sacrifice that can cleanse our consciences and set us free to serve the living God.
The stories Jesus told described a King and a Kingdom unlike any other. Jesus’ words challenged His hearers to consider the magnitude of their sin and the depth of mercy that they could never deserve. Like those in Jesus’ day, we too are prone to misunderstand how these stories testify to the realities of Christ’s Kingdom. In a culture that is reluctant to embrace absolute truth, it can be convenient to marginalize who Jesus is and why He came to earth. Like the rich young ruler, we may consider ourselves to be moral people with no need for a Savior. ...
It's easy for local congregations to become comfortable and allow our outreach to neighbors and friends to wane, but our Lord demonstrated a pattern of passionate commitment to spread the good news of the kingdom of God. In this message, Alistair Begg explains what it means to take our responsibility to share the Gospel seriously. Jesus’ priorities are reflected in our lives when we see those around us clearly, care deeply, think properly, and pray fervently.
Series: Encore 2015
What is pastoral ministry really about, at its core? The four-fold directive that the Apostle Paul gave to Timothy provides a clear perspective: always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry. In this message, Alistair Begg explores these timeless imperatives and encourages Christian ministers to persevere in preaching the Gospel even in the middle of a challenging culture.
What do people look for in a preacher? The Apostle Paul warned young pastor Timothy about those who seek teaching that is only what they want to hear, rather than biblical truth. In this message, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of preaching the Bible in the life of a healthy local church. God’s purposes for us will be accomplished only when we submit our hearts to the faithful teaching of scriptural truth.
How does a pastor determine what to say on a Sunday morning? In this message, Alistair Begg leads us through Paul's solemn yet simple charge to Timothy: Preach the Word of God. As ministers fulfill this biblical call to preach, congregations too are called to receive the Word, and we are all called to patiently trust that God will fulfill His Kingdom purposes.