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Priorities and Practices of Ministry

Questions and Answers with all speakers at Basics 2004


id: GS704

Series: Basics 2005



Passover

Mark 15:33-41
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The Gospel According to Luke, Volume 4

Luke’s gospel is the longest book in the New Testament. When you consider it along with the other book that he wrote, namely the Acts of the Apostles, Luke is responsible for over a quarter of New Testament material.

Luke was one of Paul’s most significant companions and several things about him help us understand why God laid his hand upon this man. He was a Gentile, the only Gentile writer in the whole of the New Testament. He was also a doctor and an educated man. He was an historian. In fact, he was more of a historian than ...




The Priesthood of Christ

Hebrews 9:26
id: 2484

Contentment

If you could choose one word to describe your life, would you say that you’re content? For most of us, that’s the last word we’d use! Alistair Begg turns to the pages of Scripture for a realistic look at personal satisfaction and what it means to have a truly thankful heart.

Series: Thankful Living


The Goodness of God

It’s the time of year to start thinking about picking the right gift for loved ones. In this message, we’re reminded that God Himself is the One who gives perfect gifts at the perfect time. Every good and perfect gift comes from God. Every breath of life, every good night’s sleep, every true friend, every word of Scripture. You could write your own list of blessings, too as Alistair Begg teaches on The Goodness of God.

James 1:17
id: 2482

Series: Thankful Living


Paul the Preacher

At his hearing, Paul defended his commitment to Christ and preached a message of repentance. Alistair Begg shows how Paul’s candid, persistent, respectful presentation of the Gospel sets an example for all who preach. Despite the clarity and sincerity of the delivery, the response to the message will be varied until the heart of the listener is ready to receive it.

Acts 26:19-32
id: 2481

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


A Man with a Mission

In the courtroom before Governor Festus and King Agrippa, Paul explained how he was transformed from Saul, the chief persecutor of Christians, to the Apostle Paul, commissioned servant of Christ. Through this study of Acts 26:16-18, Alistair Begg illustrates how God calls unlikely individuals to be witnessing servants of Christ. God’s call is not dependent upon our special talents, but upon His authority, His security, and the clarity found in His Word.

Acts 26:16-18
id: 2479

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2



Firm Foundation, Volume 5

"I don’t want you to be ignorant. . ."

With these opening words, the Apostle Paul embarks upon the sensitive journey of encouraging the Corinthian church to show wisdom and discernment in the gifts and abilities of its members. As we’ll learn, this is primary in the health of the local church, for ignorance will breed those who are susceptible to wrong teaching. Wrong teaching leads to wrong living, and wrong living ultimately generates ineffectiveness in the body of Christ.

Chapter 12 of 1 Corinthians is concerned with the volatile issue of spiritual gifts. What are they? How are they ...


What Is True Worship?

There can surely be no more vital theme for the church to consider than worship. This series of studies challenges the presuppositions and preoccupations of the "me generation" and lays out the biblical framework. Only when we are captured by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence in the presence of God, will we begin to worship God in spirit and in truth. Then, and only then, may we expect visitors to our services to exclaim, "Surely God is in this place!"


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Paul Tells His Story

When presenting his defense to King Agrippa, Paul first established common ground with his accusers by explaining that, like them, he had vehemently opposed Christ. He then explained how he was divinely transformed and how Jesus was, in fact, the fulfillment of the Messianic promises of God. Alistair Begg reminds us that just as Jesus was the hope of Israel then, He remains the hope today for all who are alienated from God.

Acts 26:1-32
id: 2476

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


Ready with an Answer

After two years of wrongful imprisonment, Paul was brought before the new governor and visiting royalty to again face the unprovable charges of the Jewish leaders. Even in the midst of such grandeur and pageantry, Paul’s purpose was clear: rather than seizing the opportunity to defend himself, he urged all those present to trust in Jesus as Messiah and Savior. Alistair Begg uses Paul’s experience to illustrate how God can turn even the roadblocks we encounter at the hands of self-serving sinners into opportunities to display His glory and achieve His purposes.

Acts 25:1-27
id: 2474

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2



Stand!

As Christ-followers, we are engaged in a real battle – a spiritual battle. The same grace that reconciles us to God antagonizes us to the enemy of our souls, the devil. Alistair Begg teaches us that our Heavenly Father does not leave us defenseless or alone. Learn how God equips and enables us to victoriously live the Christian life.


Reaching A City

While preaching the Gospel in Ephesus, Paul spoke persuasively about the fact that “man-made gods are no gods at all,” resulting in lost revenue for local craftsmen who sold silver shrines of the goddess Artemis. A riot ensued, but Alistair Begg points out that Paul followed the pattern that Jesus Christ modeled by reaching out to the lost and suffering with loving tenderness and a sincere invitation to be transformed.

Acts 19:23-41
id: 2454

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1



Why Bother with the Bible?

Why bother with the Bible? Some are asking because they think it’s nothing more than an archaic book about life in another time, something that has no relevance in the twenty-first century. That’s why it plays even less of a role in worship services today. "Why would anyone devote so much time to teaching the Bible, Alistair. Let’s just worship!" Sadly, I’ve heard comments like that more than once in my journeys. Yet the truth is that studying the Bible is worship. It’s central to the worship service and gives voice to our praise. Also it’s the only place we ...

2 Timothy 3:14-17
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What God Says and Does

In the study of Acts 19:8-20, Alistair Begg leads us through Paul’s return visit to Ephesus, where he boldly proclaimed the Gospel and argued persuasively regarding the Kingdom of God. From Paul’s example, we learn the importance of being God-centered and God-glorifying when witnessing to others regarding the Good News of salvation and the power of the cross of Christ.

Acts 19:8-20
id: 2453

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1


About 12 Almost Christians

Not everyone who professes to be a Christian is truly a follower of Jesus Christ, regardless of the Christian language they use or the Christian activities in which they participate. These “almost Christians” always try their best, struggling to do for themselves what God, in His grace, has already accomplished. In this study of Acts 19:1-10, Alistair Begg discusses the identifying marks of genuine conversion and the evidence of the Spirit’s work in the Christian experience.

Acts 19:1-10
id: 2451

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1


One Changed Life

It’s one of the most dramatic spiritual conversions in all of the Bible—if not in human history—when Saul, the antagonistic Jew who had shunned, mocked and chided those who followed Jesus turned his life over to Christ. Alistair Begg recounts that remarkable event when we look at Acts 9 together.

Acts 9:1
id: 2452

Series: When The Church Was Young


Evangelistic Preaching, Part 2

This message is also part of "Pastor's Study, The - Volume 4"

Luke 15:1
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Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 4


Evangelistic Preaching, Part 1

This message is also part of "Pastor's Study, The - Volume 4"

Luke 15:1
id: 2449

Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 4


Basics 2005

Each year in early May, pastors from across the country and around the world come to Parkside to express their partnership in the gospel and to renew their commitment to the basics of prayer and the Word of God - those activities the Apostles themselves found indispensable and which we so easily evade.

We urge you to join us this year as we gather with friends and fellow workers to affirm and renew an unyielding commitment which is the very essence of our calling as pastors: "we will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word" (Acts 6:4).

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Silently Seeking the Lost

 


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Series: Basics 2006


The Gospel Driven Church

 


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Series: Basics 2006



Belonging, Part One

In Part One of this two-part message about where a Christian belongs, we learn the distinction between the invisible Church and the visible, local church. When a person becomes a believer, they are admitted to the invisible Church, the worldwide family of faith; but it is within the visible church that God has made special provision for the fellowship, instruction , and discipline of His people. Discover the importance of belonging to both.

Series: Christian Basics


Belonging, Part Two

In Part Two of this two-part message about belonging, the biblical basis for church discipline is clarified and we learn how the local church is God's special provision for discovering and exercising spiritual gifts, and for praising God. Guidelines are provided to help the individual determine their God-given role in the local church, and to fulfill that role to God's glory so that the Church may be built up. Finally, characteristics of a biblically sound church are outlined so that the believer may be wise in choosing the church in which they will worship, learn, and serve.

Series: Christian Basics


The Essence of Saving Faith

In this Easter message, Alistair looks to Paul’s summation in 1 Corinthians 15 concerning the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Either Jesus is the resurrected Lord and we need to bow before him, or we are still without hope in our sin. There is no salvation without confession and faith in Jesus Christ. It is within our hearts, the whole of our being, that we believe and are put right with God through faith in the resurrection of His Son, the incarnate God.


Justice and Love

God is perfectly loving; and He demonstrates this in His mercy. It is also true that God is perfectly just; and He demonstrates this in the fact that He cannot let sin go unpunished. These truths may seem completely opposite and incompatible, yet they are not. In this study Alistair Begg teaches us how God demonstrates both His justice and love in the cross of Jesus Christ.


An Ill-Timed Request

Although Jesus spoke very clearly about His impending death and resurrection, His disciples struggled to understand because Christ’s words were incompatible with their preconceived notions of the Messiah. Instead, their focus was marked by rivalry and selfish ambition. Alistair Begg teaches us that it is not our accomplishments that earn us salvation, but the sacrifice of Jesus, and it is not for our own glory, but for His.

Mark 10:32-45
id: 2505

Series: They Just Don't Get It, Do We?


The Strength of Weakness

The Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ.

The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove ...


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An Ill-Advised Argument

It’s tempting to shake our heads in disbelief at the insensitive and childish behavior of Christ’s disciples: as Jesus spoke of suffering and servanthood, the disciples argued about status and jockeyed for positions of honor. Alistair Begg reminds us that we are not so different today, proudly seeking to exalt ourselves rather than offering ourselves in humble sacrifice. Like the disciples, though, we have been chosen by Jesus despite our imperfections, and He will never give up on us.

Mark 9:30-37
id: 2503

Series: They Just Don't Get It, Do We?



An Ill-Conceived Rebuke

Expecting power, glory, and triumph, many were initially eager to follow Jesus, but they quickly turned away when His teaching predicted His suffering, death, and resurrection. Even Peter rebuked Jesus because His teaching was inconsistent with their expectations. As Alistair Begg points out, many Christians today also trivialize the message of Jesus in favor of what appeals to our expectations. Following Jesus means embracing the difficult message of the cross.

Mark 8:31-9:1
id: 2502

Series: They Just Don't Get It, Do We?


Behaving

The sincere declaration that Jesus is Lord of your life will inevitably change the way you behave. Discover what it means to live a life of obedience with Christ as your focus and foundation. Behaving as a Christian is not about embracing certain regulations, but rather about fully submitting to Christ, and being sanctified and transformed by the Holy Spirit as God conforms the believer to the image of His Son. Only then will you desire, and be enabled, to do that which the Word of God calls you to do.

Series: Christian Basics


The End of the Beginning

Paul continued to boldly preach the kingdom of God and teach about the Lord Jesus Christ to all who visited him during his two years of house arrest. From a human perspective, the events of his journey seemed to work against him and to oppose God’s purposes. In retrospect, however, we can see the evidence of God’s providence throughout, ultimately serving to advance the Gospel. Alistair Begg points out that Paul’s story is the beginning of a story that is still unfolding today and one that will continue as the Holy Spirit enables the spread of God’s Word to the ...

Acts 28:30-31
id: 2499

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


Believing

In this message, Alistair Begg uses multiple Scripture references to emphasize the necessity for every Christian to know what they believe and why they believe it. Understanding basic Christian doctrine and applying these principles to every aspect of your life is crucial to discerning false teaching and insuring that correct beliefs are carried forward to future generations.

Series: Christian Basics


On A Certain Day

When Paul preached at length to the Roman synagogue leaders as recorded in Acts 23:11, we see the fulfillment of God’s promise that Paul would testify about Christ in Rome. Paul taught from the Old Testament and used verifiable historical data to fuse the Biblical Christ with the historical Jesus in the minds of his listeners. He boldly urged his listeners to turn to Christ in faith. Alistair Begg notes that there is the same sense of urgency on every occasion that the Gospel is presented because no one can presume a second opportunity to hear and respond.

Acts 28:23-28
id: 2497

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


Becoming A Christian

In Luke 5:12-13, a man hopelessly consumed by leprosy was healed by the compassionate touch of Jesus. Like leprosy, sin corrupts the souls of men and women completely, so that we are alienated from God, hopeless to save ourselves, and in desperate need of rescue. Alistair Begg explains that Jesus died for sin to meet our greatest need and encourages us to cast ourselves on His mercy.

Luke 5:12-13
id: 2498

Series: Encore 2014


The Lion's Roar

Amos was not a learned man; he was a shepherd from a small town. He was not an innovator; he simply reminded people of facts they already knew. The only remarkable thing about Amos was how unremarkable he was.

Yet God used Amos to remind His people that religious profession and religious procession are irrelevant and repulsive to Him unless they are accompanied by evidence of His grace.

As 21st century Christians, we need to realize that God is saying the same thing to us. The church today is consumed with tales of experience yet it often denies the truths ...

Amos 1:1-9:15
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Paul Makes the Most of It

Sentenced to house arrest and chained to a guard in Rome, Paul continued to make the most of every opportunity to win as many people as possible to Christ. The way he lived his life, said his prayers, and dictated his letters provided opportunities for the Gospel with the Roman guards. The way in which Paul addressed the local Jewish leaders also paved the way for further interaction. Alistair Begg notes that Paul’s imprisonment served as a platform to advance the Gospel rather than an impediment to silence him.

Acts 28:16-22
id: 2496

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


Take Dead Aim, Volume 2

The Apostle Paul was in no doubt as to his direction and purpose in life. In the very heart of this letter to the Philippians, he makes his focus clear. "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" Throughout this letter, Paul urges upon these dear Philippian believers the need for them to be equally focused when it comes to the matter of living for Christ.

This series of studies will not only prove useful for the Christian who is seeking to get "back on track," but also ...


The Last Lap

In the study of Acts 28:7-16, we see evidence of God’s grace and sovereignty in Paul’s interaction with the people of Malta. They welcomed Paul with hospitality and honor, and God worked through Paul to heal many who were sick. Later, when Paul and his companions finally arrived in Rome, they praised God and were encouraged by the Christian fellowship that greeted them. Alistair Begg uses Paul’s experiences to highlight the importance of cultivating friendships with unbelievers, prioritizing Christian fellowship, and using God-given gifts to magnify Christ.

Acts 28:7-16
id: 2494

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 2


Fathers

Being a father can provide constant challenges, especially when trying to find the right balance between giving discipline and giving grace. One child may become exasperated by certain elements of correction while another may need diligent instruction. In the end, a father’s love for his child must remain unconditional in the same way our Heavenly Father’s love is unconditional toward His children. A father or mother may not even see the benefits of loving in this way until they see their child united with Christ for all of eternity.

Colossians 3:21
id: 2495

Series: The Christian Family


Where are You?

Genesis 3:9
id: 2467

Series: Seven Questions God Asks


Take Dead Aim, Volume 1

The Apostle Paul was in no doubt as to his direction and purpose in life. In the very heart of this letter to the Philippians, he makes his focus clear. "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Throughout this letter, Paul urges upon these dear Philippian believers the need for them to be equally focused when it comes to the matter of living for Christ.

This series of studies will not only prove useful for the Christian who is seeking to get "back on track," but also ...


For the Sake of the Gospel

Upon his arrival in Jerusalem, Paul delivered a report of his latest mission trip to the church leadership, who responded with genuine God-centered praise. His arrival, however, also forced the church to confront rumors about his ministry that had run rampant in his absence. Alistair Begg explains that even in his approach to this issue, Paul’s overarching desire was to promote the Gospel and unity of God’s people.

Acts 21:17-26
id: 2463

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1


Spiritual Blindness

Luke 18:35-42
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Next Stop Jerusalem

In Acts 21:1-16, the Holy Spirit appeared to give conflicting guidance first to Paul as he prepared to go to Jerusalem, and then to his friends, who desperately urged him not to go. Alistair Begg points out that the Holy Spirit cannot contradict Himself, but man’s deductions are fallible, even when they are admirable. In this emotional parting, we are given an illustration of the precious connection between those who love Christ, and we are cautioned to not allow our human emotions to cloud God's divine warnings.

Acts 21:1-16
id: 2462

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1




A Farewell Address

When Paul gave his final farewell to the beloved leaders of the Ephesian church, he was keen to remind the elders of how diligently he strived to live a life free of temptation and accusation so that he could present the Gospel freely, without guilt, and without requiring support from others. He exhorted them to be vigilant about guarding their own spiritual condition, as well as each other’s, so that they would be quick to recognize false believers and avoid the discord they can sow. In this study of Acts 20:25-38, Alistair Begg echoes Paul's encouragement that God’s continual presence, ...

Acts 20:25-38
id: 2458

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1


Transparency, Integrity, Urgency

Often, when a church suffers unresolved problems, the resulting chaos can be traced back to defective leadership. In this study of Acts 20:17-24, Alistair Begg uses the Apostle Paul’s life to illustrate three essential factors of effective biblical leadership: transparency, integrity, and urgency. Nonetheless, a ministry that is open, consistent, Gospel-centered, and Spirit-led will still face different challenges that require steadfast faith and perseverance.

Acts 20:17-24
id: 2456

Series: For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1


For Goodness' Sake

What does it mean to be good? If the Bible teaches us that our good works aren’t enough to save us, why do Christians spend so much time trying to be good?

In his letter to Titus, the Apostle Paul gives us the answer: having been transformed by God’s grace through the Gospel, we are now called to live a life that is defined by goodness in all that we do. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg unpacks what it means to live a good life in the public sphere, in our daily lives, and in our churches.

Titus 3:1-15
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Energetic in Goodness

In Paul’s brief letter to Titus, we’re reminded that God’s transforming power declares His children good. Apart from His work in our lives, our acts of service are powerless! And as a reflection of our gratitude to God, we ought to be compelled to acts of kindness and mercy.

Titus 3:1-2
id: 2704

Series: For Goodness' Sake


He Saved Us

Originally delivered to a group of Truth For Life radio listeners from all across the country, we’ll hear Alistair teach from Titus 3 as he recounts the good news of the Gospel and its implications in our lives.

Titus 3:3-7
id: 2705

Series: For Goodness' Sake


Debates and Divisions

Two thousand years ago, a letter was sent to a young pastor named Titus. It detailed what a church should look like. In this message, we’ll see that the letter applies to us, as well!

Titus 3:8-11
id: 2706

Series: For Goodness' Sake


Everyone Matters

In the New Testament letter to Titus, we read Paul’s mandate to live devoted lives of obedience and to express our goodness to all. But our goodness cannot be expressed until we’ve fully received God’s grace! That’s one of the themes Alistair Begg addresses in this message.

Titus 3:12-15
id: 2707

Series: For Goodness' Sake



The Weakness of Power

The story of Uzziah is yet another biblical account of a mighty man demonstrating his own depravity and weakness. The success, power, and stature that God blessed Uzziah with were the very vehicles that led to his downfall. This story ought to be a great reminder that the achievements we have been given in this life can unknowingly prompt us to pride and self-sufficiency. In this, we are not willing to listen to others and soon forget about the great God who gave us these gifts in the first place.

2 Chronicles 26
id: 2413

Series: The Strength of Weakness


The Power of Weakness

When believers are concerned about being useful to God, we often come to the wrong conclusions. In this study on the Apostle Paul’s “thorn in the flesh,” Alistair Begg helps us realize that Jesus uses our weaknesses and limitations more often than our strengths to fulfill His purposes.

Series: Encore 2015


Jesus Heals the Boy

The story of the healing of the demon-possessed boy shows us Christ’s control over the evil in the world. While the devil and his demons attempt to corrupt God’s image by exercising their power, Jesus reigns triumphant with his compassion and concern for his creation, both during his earthly ministry and today.

Mark 9:14-29
id: 2748

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4


The Transfiguration, Part One

What events do we each remember for all our lives? For James, John and Peter, the Transfiguration on God's holy mountain surely qualifies. To those who weren't there, it seems like a strange and bizarre story - but James, John and Peter were eyewitnesses, determined to accurately report what they saw on their "theological field trip."

Mark 9:1-8
id: 2746

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4


The Transfiguration, Part Two

After viewing Jesus' transfiguration, you'd think that the disciples would have realized that everything that He said about Himself was true. But, they still had doubts and questions about the purpose of His minstry. As Jesus once again explains who He is, we're reminded that, like the disciples, perhaps our understanding of God is too small.

Mark 9:9-13
id: 2747

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4


Discipleship: the Conditions

Becoming a follower of Jesus is not like adding optional extras to an already complete life – rather, it is the essential element to be complete. In this sermon, Alistair Begg takes us to Mark 8, where we learn Jesus’ terms and conditions of service.

Mark 8:34
id: 2745

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 4


A Call to the Unconverted

Alistair examines the message of the cross as outlined in 1 Corinthians 1: 18. He details the distinction between those who are perishing and those who are saved, then urges us to determine whether we are truly trusting in Christ for our salvation.


Accepting God's Word

As we see in this passage, the reaction of the people from the instruction of Paul are an occasion for genuine thankfulness. Alistair explores the three aspects of this passage concerning the Word of God; The Word of God received, how it was applied and the Word of God displayed.


Basics 2010

As we gather for the eleventh year, we’ve chosen to return to the basics of our daily ministry. We desire to have our minds engaged and souls stirred as we consider God’s call upon our lives as ministers of the Gospel. In his book, The Priority of Preaching, Christopher Ash reminds us that, “…to be a preacher is one of the most deeply humbling experiences in the world. Preaching drives us to our knees, puts gigantic butterflies in our stomachs, and makes us cry out, ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’”. We pray that through these messages, we may be ...


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Buffalo Listener Event

How can a man know that he has been accepted by God? The Gospel writers are witnesses to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and their testimony points us to the fact that only through faith in Jesus can we be declared right before God.

Acts 10:34-43
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Fullness, Freedom, Forgiveness

How can Christians continue in the faith with the world, the flesh, and the devil pressing against us? In Colossians 2:6-15, Paul urges believers to press on toward maturity in Christ by paying diligent attention to the truth and acknowledging Christ's victory over the enemies that seek to ensnare us.


The Spirit of Sonship

The reality of the life of Christ in the believer doesn’t produce complacency. Instead, Romans 8:12-17 reminds us of our responsibility to live as debtors to mercy, enabled by the Spirit of God, and of the riches of life as God’s adopted sons and daughters.

Romans 8:12-17
id: 2760

Series: Life In The Spirit


Dangers, Toils and Snares

How are things going these days? Is everything running as planned, or does it feel like you’re just barely hanging on? Maybe you’re lonely, facing illness, stressed over problems at work, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed with a never-ending stream of challenges. As you survey the landscape around you, all you can see are more troubles on the horizon.

Thankfully, we don’t have to face these twists and turns alone. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg considers some of the most common dangers, toils, and snares that we encounter in our daily lives, and he shows us how a ...


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The Indwelling Spirit

Sin distorts every area of life, but ‘in Christ,’ we experience a radical, miraculous transformation. The distinguishing mark of a Christian is belonging to Him, and in Romans 8:5-11, Paul encourages us with the reality and results of the Spirit’s ongoing work in the Christian’s life.

Romans 8:9-11
id: 2759

Series: Life In The Spirit


God Has Done What the Law Could Not Do

Despite out best efforts, none of us is able to keep the law. What good is it then? In Romans 8, Paul explains that the Law is given to define and show us our sin, but that salvation comes through Christ alone.

Romans 8:2-4
id: 2757

Series: Life In The Spirit


Two Differing Mindsets

The Bible tells us that there are two kinds of people in our world that represent two differing mindsets: one follows the desires of sin and one follows the desires of God. These mindsets lead to two different lifestyles and two very different destinies. Which are you following?

Romans 8:5-8
id: 2758

Series: Life In The Spirit


The Work of God

Speaking to a group of businessmen and women in downtown Cleveland from John Chapter 6, Alistair asks the questions “Why study the Bible?” and “What is Faith?”

John 6:25-29
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In Christ Jesus

We live in a day and age when who you are and what you do is everything. So, how should we interpret the apostle Paul’s identification of himself as a “wretched man?” Modern day onlookers might remark that Paul suffers from a poor self-image, but yet Paul’s admission is the first step towards acknowledging that no amount of good deeds can secure the status promised in Romans 8:1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:1-2
id: 2756

Series: Life In The Spirit


There is No Other Stream, Part One

It’s all too common to find Christians remaining silent about their faith because they lack a thorough understanding of the Gospel or remain unconvinced of its truth and relevance. As he examines Isaiah 45:22, Alistair Begg considers the importance of courage, conviction, and compassion as Christians share the good news of the Gospel with unbelievers around them.

Isaiah 45:22
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There is No Other Stream, Part Two

How can believers interact with a world that is ready to accept all gods, but not one God? As Alistair Begg continues his message in Isaiah, he instructs us to counteract accusations of arrogance, intolerance and non-relevance with authenticity, humility and integrity.

Isaiah 45:22
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The Key To John's Gospel


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Approaching Hist Narrative


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Thirsting After God


id: 562

Evidence,Faith,Life


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The Pre-eminent Word


id: 564


Q&A/Open Forum

Questions and Answer session from Basics 2002


id: 568

Hearing & Handling OT

A message by D.R. Davis from Basics 2003


id: 617

Hearing & Handling OT Part 2

A message by D.R. Davis at Basics 2003


id: 618

Evangelism & God's Law

A message by Kirk Cameron from Basics 2003


id: 619

Learning Holiness By Grace

A message by Dr. Bryan Chapell at Basics 2003


id: 620

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