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God's Design For The Family

We live in complicated times when every family is confronted by a culture unsympathetic with biblical values. we’re inviting all moms and dads, grandparents, siblings and kids of all ages to join us for a lesson on family relationships.


Deuteronomy 5:16
id: 1621

Series: Parental Priorities

A Warning to The Church, Part 2

Alistair Begg wraps up the warning that Paul gives to the congregation in Corinth with a reminder to Christians today that faith is a matter of humility and action.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

A Warning to the Church, Part 1

Alistair Begg warns against the church that gets a little “smug.” When we’re satisfied with ourselves and lazy in our spiritual condition, it’s time for a wake-up call from 1 Corinthians!


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

A Biblical Self-Image

Low self-esteem. Our world is filled with clever ideas on how to help us feel better about ourselves. The Bible has something to say about it, as well but it’s quite different than what we’re accustomed to hearing.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

One True Judge

When we walk through the doors of the church on Sunday morning, take a seat in the pew and wait for a sermon, how should we think about our pastor? Alistair Begg gives us a good idea from 1 Corinthians.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Danger, Keep Out!

Titus 3:9-11
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Living in Society

Titus 3:1-3
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Building with Care, Part 1

When building a structure, it’s important to get the foundation right. And that’s never more important than when we’re building the church. In this message, we’ll look at the foundational blocks of faith.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Foundations, Part 1

Titus 2:11-15
id: 1607

Foundations, Part 2

Titus 2:11-15
id: 1608

The Church Confronts the World

While under house arrest, Paul was repeatedly summoned by Governor Felix and his wife Drusilla. Rather than fearfully defending himself or attempting to endear himself to them, Paul was compelled by the fear of God and the love of Christ to use these opportunities to preach about righteousness, self-control, and judgment. Alistair Begg uses Paul’s example to challenge today’s Church to confront the world with passionate, authoritative conviction regarding the truth of the Word of God and the coming judgment.


Acts 24:22-27
id: 1795

Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 1

Running to Win

Paul often used illustrations that resonated with the people of his day. Athletics was an important aspect of first century Corinthian culture; it required discipline and training from a very young age. Similarly, our spiritual progress requires discipline, training, and effort. Victory depends on the refusal to allow our eyes to wonder, our minds to settle, and our affections to run after things that draw us away from Christ. In looking to the love of Christ, we are compelled to run.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

A Lesson in Adaptability

In every decision, Paul considered the degree to which it helped him win the lost. He was prepared to adjust his habits, change his preferences, and modify his lifestyle to be all things to all men. As Christians, we must be careful not to assume a “we four and no more” attitude that inhibits our desire to go outside our comfort zone and cross the cultural gap for the sake of the lost.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

A Sacred Responsibility

Like the prophet Jeremiah, Paul was called to preach the Gospel. Preaching was fashioned into the fabric of his being; he could do nothing else. His obligation to preach was not forced but came naturally and was without expectation of reward. Anyone considering full-time ministry is encouraged to look to Paul to gauge his own motivation.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

Christian Faith:

Hebrews 11:1
id: 1671

Rights and Responsibilities

While God’s intercession is essential in the salvation of men, He nevertheless uses men as instruments to reveal Himself through the preaching of His Word. God has commissioned the church to meet the needs of their pastor, and in turn, the pastor through his preaching will meet the spiritual needs of the church.


Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3

The Biblical Basis For Baptism

What does it mean to be baptized? Who should be baptized? Who should not be baptized? Alistair Begg answers these questions and instructs all who profess faith in Christ to be baptized. It is in baptism that new believers symbolically convey their union with Christ. It is not just a casual affair or a formality, but an expression that the believer’s life is changed and forever belongs Christ.


Acts 2:36-47
id: 1663

Series: Seven Marks Of An Effective Church

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

As we turn to the story of Jairus in our study in Mark’s Gospel, Alistair discusses two questions that confront us when we go through trials: will we allow circumstances to overturn our faith or will our faith be the basis by which we face our circumstances?


Mark 5:35-42
id: 2702

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2

Get Up, Little Girl

The gospels tell us of ordinary circumstances where Jesus used extraordinary power. Mark allows us to join a few witnesses to see the scene in which Christ raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead as a sign that the Kingdom of God has come.


Mark 5:40-43
id: 2703

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 2

Our Heavenly Dwelling

The uncertainty of death can be a great cause for fear, but for the Christian, the resurrection of Christ is the pledge of the believer’s resurrection. In this message, Alistair Begg helps us consider four truths about our resurrected body in light of Christ’s resurrection. As the world seeks to shy away from the implications of death, we must fix our eyes on the truth of God’s Word.


The Twelve Sent Out

In Mark 6, the disciples begin to take a larger role in the story Mark is laying out for us. As Jesus prepares these men for ministry, he teaches them the importance of authority, simplicity, hospitality, and urgency in their work. These principles are equally important as we strive to serve God today.


Mark 6:6
id: 2712

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

Navigating the Nativity

For many people, the story of Christmas often stops when we gaze sentimentally at the cradle of baby Jesus in the Nativity scene. But if you take a moment to really consider the scene, you might be surprised at the questions that arise: Who is baby Jesus? Why was He born in a manger in Bethlehem? Where did He come from? Who sent Him? What mission did He come to accomplish?

In this two-part series, Alistair Begg examines the answers to these questions and more that are raised by Christ’s incarnation. As we navigate the Nativity, we will have a ... More 

Why Shouldn't I Be Baptized?

In this message, we’ll echo a question raised for the first time nearly two thousand years ago. It’s this: Why Shouldn’t I Be Baptized? No matter your background or church affiliation, you’ll discover the biblical invitation to go public with your faith. Listen for an instructive answer to this ancient question.


Acts 8:26-40
id: 2714

Series: A Special Message on Baptism

Stilling Life's Storms

In Mark 4, Alistair Begg gleans six simple observations and applicable lessons about who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him. Sudden, unexpected storms arise, even in the lives of obedient believers. True conversion does not obliterate our human frailties and faltering faith, but believers can take comfort in knowing the tender patience, compassion, and steadfast hold of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the storms of life.


Mark 4:35-41
id: 1529

Series: My Times Are In Your Hands

Two Sad Faces

In the days following His death, burial and resurrection, Jesus appeared to hundreds of people who were surprised when they saw Him. But few were more perplexed than the two who met Jesus along the road to Emmaus. Given the same circumstances, how would you have responded?


Luke 24:1-53
id: 2439

Series: When The Church Was Young

The Pastor's Study, Volume 5

Pastors may be tempted to pitch their messages as if they were product commercials, but must learn to preach the truths of God’s Word with boldness and clarity, having full confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture.

Sadly, the priority of Gospel preaching has been diminished in today’s churches - yet the apostolic mandate remains. In this series, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of a Christ-centered ministry. Unless God’s grace is properly understood, it will never take precedence in preaching. When a pastor places his confidence in the power of the Gospel itself, as applied by the Holy Spirit, ... More 

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Our Dependence on God

id: 140

Authentic Christianity

id: 508

The Tide of Life

id: 509

Dealing with Stress

Work may be overwhelming with deadlines looming. Maybe it’s the kids that wear you down. Whatever the case, we all know what pressure feels like. Alistair Begg discusses the biblical way to deal with stress!


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Series: Dangers, Toils and Snares

Can't Get No Satisfaction

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What's Wrong with the World?

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A Courtroom Drama

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The Gift of God

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Samuel's Ministry

id: 559

The Key To John's Gospel

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Approaching Hist Narrative

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Thirsting After God

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The Pre-eminent Word

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Q&A/Open Forum

Questions and Answer session from Basics 2002


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Hearing & Handling OT

A message by D.R. Davis from Basics 2003


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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


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Learning Holiness By Grace

A message by Dr. Bryan Chapell at Basics 2003


id: 620

His Suffcient Word

A message by Sinclair Ferguson at Basics 2004


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Courage in Christian Leadership, Part 1

A Message by Dr. Albert Mohler at Basics 2004


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Courage in Christian Leadership, Part 2

A message by Dr. Albert Mohler at Basics 2004


id: 659

His Transforming Spirit

A Message by Sinclair Ferguson at Basics 2004


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His Eternal Election

A message by Sinclair Ferguson at Basics 2004


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On Being A Pastor, Part 1

A message by Derek Prime at Basics 2005


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CH Spurgeon as an Evangelist

A message by Iain Murray at Basics 2004


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Good News, Bad News

Committing to follow Jesus is not a guarantee of an easy, trouble-free life. On the contrary, believers are to expect unjust suffering and be prepared to respond rightly. Alistair Begg demonstrates from Genesis 40 that the godly response is not to give up or seek revenge, but to trust God and care for others, even in the midst of personal struggles.


Genesis 40:1-23
id: 1859

Series: My Times Are In Your Hands

The Cleansing of Conscience

We all know what it’s like to feel a sense of guilt. The Bible says that God gave us a conscience for our own good. It helps us recognize when we violate God’s moral requirements and prompts us to seek a remedy. In this message we will learn how God provided the perfect remedy in Christ so we can have our own conscience cleansed experiencing genuine forgiveness and freedom.


Hebrews 9:1-14
id: 1923

Series: Fix Our Eyes on Jesus, Volume 2

The Kingdom of God

id: 1950

The Crucifixion

id: 2216

Series: Journey to the Cross

A Word to the Wise

This study in Ecclesiastes begins with a solid dose of reality. If we’re honest, our day-to-day lives can often feel stagnant and mediocre. Our toiling can seem pointless, and like Solomon, we may wonder if life is even worth living. Alistair Begg reminds us that only in Christ can our deepest longings be satisfied.


Series: Chasing The Wind

The Day of the Lord

2 Peter 3:1-13
id: 2313

Series: Growing In Grace

Terms of Endearment

Philemon 1:1-7
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On the Basis of Love

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Refresh My Heart

Philemon 1:17-25
id: 2590

Some Strange Ideas

It could be the plot for a movie: An oppressed nation is looking for a liberator, but there’s a plan in the works to kill him before he can act. An innocent man dies willingly for guilty men. People are coming back to life from the dead and a body disappears. Centuries' worth of prophesies are about to be fulfilled, but not in the way anyone expected…and conspiracies and political intrigue surround it all.

By any measure, the final days of Christ’s life and the weeks and months immediately following his resurrection are filled with strange and perplexing events, themes, ... More 

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Great Faith

Did Jesus make it a routine practice to insult to people around him? In this message, Alistair helps us make sense of a problematic encounter between Jesus and a Gentile woman with a significant concern.


Mark 7:24-30
id: 2730

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

Scripture and Tradition, Part 1

In this passage of Mark, Jesus points out to the Pharisees how they follow the law of their traditions over the law of scripture. This reminds us that many times in our attempts to keep God’s law, we, like the Pharisees, tend to develop our own rules and regulations – and we think that by keeping them, that we’re actually keeping God’s law!


Mark 7:1-8
id: 2727

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

Scripture and Tradition, Part 2

What is the basis of authority? Does it lie solely in Scripture or is it Scripture and a little bit of tradition? How much of a role should tradition play? As we continue with Part Two of “Scripture and Tradition,” we consider an example of what can happen when we allow our traditions to become more important than God’s Law.


Mark 7:9-13
id: 2728

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

The Heart Of The Matter

Having just demonstrated that tradition must bow to Scripture, Jesus turns to the question of purity versus defilement. Since we know that Christianity is rational, historical and empirical, we must define “uncleanliness” and what makes us clean and right before God.


Mark 7:14-23
id: 2729

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

Gospel Conversations, Part 2

Our culture has become increasingly preoccupied with living forever. But the Bible tells us that we have a created beginning and an appointed death. In part two of the message, “Gospel Conversations”, Alistair unpacks how Christians should remember this themselves, and then how to share the reality of these two truths with friends and co-workers.


Gospel Conversations, Part 1

What do you know and believe about God? Your theology will come out in how you talk to others about your relationship with him. Alistair explores how our knowledge of God should affect every aspect of our lives, with some very practical steps on sharing Christ with others.


Eternity on My Mind

Nothing on earth fully satisfies us because we were actually created for eternity. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds us that God wants us to enjoy life in order to bring Him glory and that even the mundane acts of life are a gift from God. With this awareness, we can find comfort, a humble sense of security, and a better understanding of our significance.


Series: Chasing The Wind

Nature and Meaning of the Lord's Supper

Attend a church service on any given Sunday, and you might notice a ceremony taking place -- what Christians call the Lord’s Supper or Communion. But what does this expression of faith mean? Alistair Begg turns to the book of Luke for an explanation of the outward symbols and inward significance.


Luke 22:17-20
id: 2190

Series: Encore 2010

Declaring His Praise

As the church, Christ calls us to “declare the praises” of the God who reconciled us to himself through the death of his Son. How are we doing? Is the preaching and proclaiming of the Gospel central as we gather each Sunday? Do our attitudes toward our worship services proclaim God’s praises to those who are watching us?


1 Peter 2:9
id: 2723

Jesus Cares

As we read this familiar story of Jesus walking on the water, we must not lose our bearings. This story is far more significant than telling us that we don’t need to worry about the scary winds and waters. Rather, it is part of the purpose of Mark’s gospel – revealing who the Lord Jesus Christ is and what he came to do.


Mark 6:45-56
id: 2722

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

In Green Pastures

Rest is an important part of staying both physically and spiritually healthy. Jesus reminds his disciples of this truth, and his teaching remains as applicable in our hurried and busy lives today as well.


Mark 6:30-44
id: 2721

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 3

Salvation's Song

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.


Luke 2:25-35
id: 2720

Series: Songs for a Savior

Zechariah’s Song

Sometimes we cannot understand the present unless we understand what came before, and a knowledge of Old Testament history and Scriptures will greatly help us to understand Christ’s redeeming work. At the birth of John the Baptist, his father Zechariah praised God in a song filled with Jewish historical references, and in this message Alistair Begg shows how each one points forward to the coming of Jesus.


Luke 1:67-75
id: 2719

Series: Encore 2015

Mindful, Mighty, Merciful

When an angel told Mary that she would bear a son, she responded with a song of joy and worship. This song, recorded for us in Luke’s gospel, is traditionally referred to as the “Magnificat” because its words magnify and praise the God Whom Mary trusted and obeyed. Alistair Begg leads us through this description of God’s character: His care for us, His power, and His mercy.


Luke 1:46-56
id: 2718

Series: Encore 2015

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