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Counterfeit Christianity

If subsequent generations are to hold fast to the things of Christ, the people of God must be grounded in the truths of Scripture. Paul warned Timothy about false teachers arising from within the church, and Alistair Begg notes that counterfeit Christianity remains a matter of pressing urgency for the Church today. Christians must be instructed in sound doctrine in order live out our faith correctly and recognize errors in teaching.


1 Timothy 1:1-11
id: 1952

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

Household of Faith, Volume 1

For many, the Church is merely a gathering of people participating in religious activities. But the Bible makes clear that what God desires is a relationship with His children. When individuals grasp the immensity of God’s grace and respond in faith, they are born again by His Spirit and are incorporated into the Household of Faith.

In this series, Alistair Begg explores the first five chapters of 1Timothy, noting how keen Paul was to ensure that Timothy fulfilled his duties with moral integrity and Biblical authority. Recognizing that godly leadership was vital for the progress of the Church, ... More 

The Worst Sinner of Them All

Before his conversion, the Apostle Paul was a blasphemer and a violent persecutor of Christians, yet by God’s grace, he was not only forgiven, but appointed to preach the Gospel. The awareness of his sin kept Paul humble and filled with gratitude to God. Alistair Begg assures us that the same grace that transformed Paul is available to us today.


Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

A Rescue Mission

1 Timothy 1:15
id: 2551

A Basic Prayer Life... Most of the Time

A survey of pastors recently revealed that a scant 16% were satisfied with their prayer life. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile takes us to Paul's first letter to Timothy to show us the basic, yet oft ignored Christian discipline of prayer. With a pastor's heart, Thabiti uses 1 Timothy 2 to discuss what we are to pray, why we pray, and how we are called to pray. For all pastors, the gentle reminder that before we talk to men about God, we should be talking to God about men is a basic which we can never tire of hearing.


1 Timothy 2:1-7
id: gs1076

Series: Basics 2013

Public Prayer: Its Importance and Scope

Criticizing those in positions of leadership is common, even among Christians. Alistair Begg reminds us that because Christ died so that all may be saved, we should pray for all, including our leaders. Rather than complain, we should accept God’s providence and seek to please Him in our conversations.


1 Timothy 2:1-8
id: 1956

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

The Place and Posture of Christian Women, Part One

In 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Paul urged women to adorn themselves with good deeds and godly submission rather than fancy hairstyles, expensive clothes, and jewelry. Alistair Begg explains that Paul’s intent was not to place a blanket restriction on certain styles of dress, but to encourage Christians to focus on God and His purposes during corporate worship. Although fashions come and go, this principle remains important for Christians in every generation.


1 Timothy 2:9-15
id: 1960

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

The Place and Posture of Christian Women, Part Two

Submission and the role of women in church leadership are hot topics of debate, even among Christians. Alistair Begg examines these sensitive issues from a biblical perspective using both Old and New Testament references. God assigns men and women equal but complimentary roles to promote order and completeness in service, not to create competition for status.


1 Timothy 2:9-15
id: 1961

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

Elders-Taking Care of God's Church

A church will not progress beyond the spiritual maturity of its leaders, so the appointment of qualified elders is of vital importance. Alistair Begg reminds us that when it comes to leadership, the Bible places greater emphasis on character than on giftedness. Christian leaders must pursue godly character because when a Christian leader falls into sin, many others are hurt.


1 Timothy 3:1-7
id: 1963

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

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