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Case Closed!

"Case closed." Satan, our enemies, and our own consciences may raise our sins against us. But no accusation can stand against those who are in Christ because He has made a full and wonderful atonement for our sins, and payment for them cannot be required again. The Christian's confidence is in our victorious, living Savior.

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Romans 8:33-36
id: 2772

Series: Life In The Spirit


No Separation

As we conclude our studies in Romans 8, we see that the great truths of the gospel persuaded Paul that his confidence was all in Christ. Christians are "more than conquerors" because Christ, who is sovereign over all, triumphed on the cross and loves us with an everlasting love.

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Romans 8:37-39
id: 2773

Series: Life In The Spirit



Planting Hedges in Marriage, Part Two

The greatest joy we will experience in marriage is found when we learn to put our partner first. When we value the happiness of our spouse over our own happiness, we will begin to understand the meaning of true, sacrificial love. Alistair Begg teaches us several ways that will help us show love and appreciation for our husband or wife.

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Series: We Two Are One





God's Work, God's Way, Volume 1

Every growing church faces the need for reorganization. There is probably no Old Testament book better suited as a manual for such change than Nehemiah. What was needed at this point in the history of God’s people was someone who could cope in the middle of ruin and discouragement, one who could keep forging ahead despite the threat of constant turmoil. God had been preparing Nehemiah for this task--an ordinary man with extraordinary ability for an out of the ordinary challenge. In these studies we discover:
1.The kind of people God uses when he does His work.
2.The principles necessary ... More 


Heed These Warnings

When we choose to follow His lead for our lives, God guarantees our safe arrival. It’s only when we veer off course that we find ourselves in trouble! Written to Jewish believers, the book of Hebrews contains compelling arguments for faith in Christ, and also strong warnings against wandering away from the truth. Alistair offers words of caution for when we drift from God’s direction.

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Hebrews 1:1-3
id: 1901

Series: Fix Our Eyes on Jesus, Volume 1



Marriage: A Covenant, Not a Contract

It is important to remember that God is the author of marriage. Marriage serves three purposes: it is a life-long companionship, it is necessary to establish a family unit, and it also benefits society. When a man devotes himself to meeting all of his wife’s needs, he finds fulfillment – and vice versa. Alistair Begg reminds us of the importance of our vows, and how they reflect a true understanding of what it means to love, honor, and keep for life.

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Matthew 19:1-12
id: 1885

Series: We Two Are One


The Superiority of Christ

Some people say that Jesus was a good teacher… a wise prophet… even a divine angel. But Scripture declares Christ to be much greater! Alistair shares a convincing argument in his message, The Superiority of Christ, and what this means for us today.

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Hebrews 1:4-14
id: 1902

Series: Fix Our Eyes on Jesus, Volume 1


God's Work, God's Way, Volume 2

Every growing church faces the need for reorganization. There is probably no Old Testament book better suited as a manual for such change than Nehemiah. What was needed at this point in the history of God’s people was someone who could cope in the middle of ruin and discouragement, one who could keep forging ahead despite the threat of constant turmoil. God had been preparing Nehemiah for this task--an ordinary man with extraordinary ability for an out of the ordinary challenge. In these studies we discover:
1.The kind of people God uses when he does His work.
2.The principles necessary ... More 






Planting Hedges in Marriage, Part One

Most often a failed marriage is not the result of a one-time event, but rather the result of a slow leak that finally bursts. Alistair Begg warns us that regardless of how strong we think we are, we are not immune to the pitfalls that bring about marital chaos. Because of this, we should carefully consider the environment to which we subject ourselves, working hard to establish boundaries that protect our marriages.

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id: 1888

Series: We Two Are One


The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 7

Mark’s Gospel, the first to be written, emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. With nearly a third of the narrative dedicated to the passion and the resurrection of Jesus, the Gospel of Mark aims to persuade all who read to believe in Jesus.

Attributed to John Mark, a contemporary of the disciple Peter, the Gospel is identified as Peter’s first-hand account of life with Jesus. Not a creator, but a conscientious compiler of the information, Mark provides vivid descriptions of the relationship between Jesus and His disciples, ... More 

Mark , Mark 14:1-65
id: 14107

The Work of the Word

"Read your Bible." This is a common instruction in Christian circles, but do we stop to consider the reason for it? It is always helpful to be reminded of our need for the truth that is found in Scripture, yet it is also necessary to remind ourselves of the authority of the Bible. The Apostle Paul’s passion was to help followers of Christ understand not only the usefulness of studying God’s Word and hearing it preached, but the foundation for it.

In this series, called The Work of the Word, Alistair Begg affirms that Scripture is trustworthy and ... More 

2 Timothy 3:16-17
id: 27301

The King of Heaven, Part One

God warned Nebuchadnezzar in a dream to repent of his rebellion and pride, but he continued in sin, placing his trust in his own kingdom and authority. Alistair Begg reminds us that it is God’s great mercy that gives each person the opportunity to repent and turn to Him, but His justice awaits if we refuse. Understanding the sovereignty of God will either provoke us to rebellion or draw us to humbly bow before Him who establishes and removes the rulers of the earth.

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Daniel 4:1-37
id: 3105

Our God Reigns, Part One

As a young man, Daniel resolved to remain obedient to God throughout his life. As we encounter him in his later years, we find that he stood firm in his decision to live for the Lord. Alistair Begg teaches that Daniel was distinguished because of his obedience to God and faithfulness in his work, yet for these reasons he was also despised by his peers. Looking to Daniel as an example, we are challenged to consider what it looks like to trust God and serve Him faithfully in the midst of a world that opposes Him.

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Daniel 6:1-28
id: 3114

The Writing on the Wall

King Belshazzar threw an extravagant feast marked by sacrilege, idolatry, and pride. Although he knew how God had dealt with Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar failed to humble himself before the Lord. Alistair Begg explains that this story represents a major theme of Daniel, that God has authority over every earthly ruler and kingdom, and He is the only one worthy of our worship. No one is innocent before God, but He freely offers forgiveness to those who humble themselves before His goodness and power.

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Daniel 5:1-30
id: 3113

Our God Reigns, Part Two

Facing an edict forbidding prayer to anyone but the king, Daniel continued his established pattern of private prayer to Almighty God. Alistair Begg explains that Daniel’s steady faithfulness, unjust suffering, and ultimate deliverance must point us forward to the greater conflict at hand. Despite the best efforts of the evil one to destroy the kingdom of God, our faithful Savior is victorious. We can look to Him in times of crisis knowing that He lives, reigns, and is mighty to save.

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Daniel 6:1-28
id: 3115


To Marry or Not to Marry? Part Two

Whether married or single, a Christian’s highest priority should be the Lord’s work. In this message, we’re reminded that marriage involves unique responsibilities and privileges. Alistair Begg assures us that even though singleness is a sensible option, it is not necessarily a higher calling. We are called to serve God wholeheartedly in whatever role He gives us.

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Series: We Two Are One



The Nature of Christian Freedom, Part One

Every generation deals with cultural issues that confront the church. Christians must be cautious not to let arrogance interfere with their application of what is acceptable within the bounds of Christian liberty. It is dangerous to set limits around what is perceived to be right thinking and thereby divide the body of Christ over non-essential issues that are not addressed by Scripture. Christians will focus on what is important when they couple their knowledge with love.

Part 1 | Part 2

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Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3





To Marry or Not to Marry? Part One

The question of whether or not to marry is of great significance, with a far reaching effect. Paul instructed the Corinthian Church to view the question in light of eternity while living in undistracted devotion to Jesus Christ. Alistair Begg reminds us that Paul’s advice applies to us today and helps protect against making poor choices.

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Series: We Two Are One


Marriage and Divorce

The Bible is clear about the lifelong commitment involved when two people marry. While there may be Scriptural grounds for divorce, God’s desire is that we seek reconciliation with our spouse. Alistair Begg assures us that with God’s help, we are able to rekindle lost affections and preserve the covenant we made to each other.

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Series: We Two Are One






Bloom Where You're Planted

In 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Paul calls for stability and contentment among believers, regardless of their station in life. He uses circumcision and slavery to illustrate God’s sovereignty over social and religious barriers of his day. Similarly, today it is possible to live a content Christian life, irrespective of external circumstances, by allowing God to work within us and by enjoying a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 3



Redirecting Our Families

How do you help your sons and daughters know how to survive the culture and maintain their biblical values? Alistair Begg looks at a passage in the book of Nehemiah to find help on keeping the proper perspective at home.

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Nehemiah 9:38
id: 1745

Series: Parental Priorities




FRANgelism, Part Three

By observing the approach that Jesus takes with the woman at the well in John 4, we can learn seven points of application to significantly impact people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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John 4:1
id: 1752

Series: FRANgelism


The Goodness of God, Part 1

We often say things like, “Oh, he’s a good guy.” Or, “Yes, that’s a good restaurant.” But when the word “good” is applied to the character of God, it elevates this virtue to a whole new level! In this message, Alistair Begg provides a biblical definition for The Goodness of God.

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Nehemiah 9:6
id: 1739

Series: Encore 2010


FRANgelism, Part Two

Jesus met a woman in a fairly common situation, going about the normal business of her day, and yet it proved to be a day that was life-changing. Jesus engages the woman at the well naturally, arouses her curiosity, and appeals to her deep sense of dissatisfaction in order to offer her Living Water. Through his example, we begin to think of what it would take to be meaningfully involved in talking to our friends, loved ones, and neighbors about the Lord Jesus Christ.

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John 4:1
id: 1751

Series: FRANgelism







Who Is Jesus?, Part Two

It’s a foundational cornerstone of the Christian faith one that devoted men and women have clung to as the hope of their salvation for 2000 years: Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

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id: 1766

Series: Who Is Jesus?


FRANgelism, Part Four

John concludes Jesus’ evangelistic conversation with the woman at the well in John 4 by considering the woman’s invitation, Jesus’ explanation, and the people’s affirmation. By doing the will of the Father, Jesus sowed the seed of the Gospel in one woman’s heart and it led to great harvest.

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John 4:1
id: 1753

Series: FRANgelism


FRANgelism, Part One

When we see people as Jesus saw them, as men with souls that will live on in all of eternity, it changes our perspective completely. John 4 reveals how Jesus reached out to an unexpected woman at the well and provides for us an example of how to reach our Friends, Relatives, Associates, and Neighbors, for Jesus Christ. Part One explores the historical, geological, theological, and immediate context of John 4.

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John 4:1
id: 1750

Series: FRANgelism


Forgiveness

Two of the hardest statements to say, are "I am sorry" and "I forgive you." We learn the discovery of true forgiveness and that it is in God's very character to forgive sin. True forgiveness is also found in the communication of Jesus Himself (what he said, what he revealed). If we are not gripped and moved by Jesus's cry of forgiveness from the cross and if we fail to forgive those who sin against us, we reveal that we have never understood forgiveness and call into question the genuineness of our faith.

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Matthew 18:21-35
id: 1034

Like a Little Child

The picture of Jesus welcoming little children is familiar to many. But is there more to this story than the example of Jesus' kindness? In this study of Mark 10:13-18, we learn an important lesson about the kingdom of God: it belongs to the weak, helpless, and unimportant.

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Mark 10:13-16
id: 2824

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 5


Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Six

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is in total unity with the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The two great gifts, which Christ gives to His people, deal with the removal of sin and the bestowing of or the baptizing with the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit is an unifying factor of all believers immediately at their conversion. To use the terminology 'baptism by the Spirit' as a post-conversion experience is not biblical theology, it actually leads to chaos and divisions. To live a Spirit-filled life is normal for the christian, it's obligatory not optional.

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Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Seven

Between when we were born again and when we will see Jesus, we are to be steadfast and full of the Spirit. We learn that 'fullness' is metaphorical, therefore to be fulled with the Spirit, implies that the Spirit is the dominant influence and characteristic of our behavior. We learn the difference between habitual fullness and occasional fullness for special reasons in regard to the Holy Spirit. We also learn thatfullness of the Spirit is a Christian privilege and a Christian command.

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id: 1028

Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Eight

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit, especially regarding spiritual gifts, has caused fear, confusion and revealed ignorance. The Corinthians were actually in a situation where people were claiming divine inspiration, but actually cursing Jesus Christ and Paul tells the Christians not to be ignorant. We learn that spiritual gifts are unearned and undeserved and given to every believer in order to better the church.We also learn that the spritual gifts do not reveal the spiritual health of the possesser.

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id: 1030

Divorce, Part Two

When the Pharisees challenged Jesus on the topic of divorce, in Mark 10, He did the same thing we should do when facing difficult issues: Return to First Principles - in this case, that marriage is a Creation ordinance, instituted by God as a pattern for all humanity.

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Mark 10:10-12
id: 2823

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 5


Divorce, Part One

Because marriage is part of God's purposes from creation, the Bible's instruction about marriage and divorce speaks to all marriages everywhere. Jesus' instruction in Mark 10 is unequivocal, and we cannot disregard it. But believers must apply it within the framework of gospel truth.

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Mark 10:1-9
id: 2822

Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 5


Getting the Holy Spirit in Focus, Part Four

God's will is for each of us to be holy. The Holy Spirit provides direction so we may be victorious over the sin in our lives. The guidance of the Holy Spirit requires action on our part, but we must be on guard against driving every prompting or feeling we have as coming from the Holy Spirit. Circumstances, counsel and knowledge of the scriptures play a vital part in understanding when the Holy Spirit is leading us, and when our own desires are misguiding us.

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To the Praise of His Glory

An inheritance is something of value that is promised to members of a family. Writing to the Ephesians, Paul explained that in Christ, both Jews and Gentiles have obtained an inheritance of eternal life in God's family, fulfilling the Lord's plan for unity. Alistair Begg helps us understand how being in Christ affects a believer's daily life as the Holy Spirit leads and strengthens us to live, not for ourselves, but for the glory of God.

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The Riches of His Grace, Part One

How do we come to know God? Though some may seek him within themselves or outside in the natural world, the Bible teaches that we can only come to God through his provision in Christ. In this message from Ephesians 1, Alistair Begg explains the redemption that Jesus accomplished for us by his sacrifice. As we recognize that we cannot redeem ourselves, the riches of God's grace draw our hearts to trust in what Christ has done.

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Ephesians 1:7-10
id: 3140

The Riches of His Grace, Part Two

The Apostle Paul, gripped by the wonder of God’s love, wrote to the Ephesians about the spiritual riches lavished on those who are in Christ. Alistair Begg explores how the wisdom and insight granted to believers help to reveal the mystery of God’s will. When we perceive the affairs of time through an eternal perspective, we have a beautiful story to share with a lost and dying world.

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Ephesians 1:7-10
id: 3141

Man Overboard

In the continuing story of Jonah, Alistair Begg explores the vantage point of the characters in an epic storm. The narrative teaches us that rebellion against God is wrong, and often takes others down with us. Death is the just penalty for disobedience, but God is able to rescue us from death. His grace is sufficient to save us from even the most atrocious sins.

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Jonah 1:4
id: 2171

Series: Man Overboard


The Obedient Prophet

God is the God of second chances and for the second time, Jonah was commissioned by God to go to Nineveh with a warning about the city’s wickedness, and the judgment yet to come. This time, Jonah obediently went to Nineveh delivering the warning with a personal testimony about God’s willingness and ability to save. Remarkably, the Ninevites responded quickly by turning and repenting of their ways. God gave the city a second chance and leaves us with the question, does God change his mind?

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Jonah 3:1-10
id: 2173

Series: Man Overboard


The Man Who Said No

In the book of Jonah, we are introduced to a fantastic historical story. The prophet Jonah heard God instruct him to “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city.” Rather than listening to God’s instruction though, Jonah ran in the other direction. Can one man’s "no" circumvent the eternal plan of God? Join Alistair Begg in this study of God’s concern for all mankind and the reluctance of God to leave a servant in dejection and misery brought about by his disobedience.

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Jonah 1:1
id: 2170

Series: Man Overboard


Faith That is Taught

Many times, due to our pride, we mistakenly believe we can handle every problem that arises on our own without faith. What does it mean to “trust in the Lord with all your heart”? God teaches us that faith is taught and we need to stand, look, wait and listen. Providing a valuable lesson for us all, Habakkuk turns from his human abilities to God for answers.

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Habakkuk 2:1-20
id: 1009

Faith That is Triumphant

In Habakkuk 3, we see the result of his pilgrimmage of faith, from testing through learning to triumph. Faith that can face disaster and still rejoice in God must be based on fact: the fact of God’s past faithfulness in history, and especially the fact of His redeeming work on the Cross. This is true saving faith.

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Habakkuk 3:1-19
id: 1010

If Anyone Would Come After Me, He Must...Persevere

What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? Do we have a clear idea or do we sometimes just “go along with the crowd?” In Luke 8 Jesus utilizes an earthly story that has a heavenly meaning by telling a parable about seeds and soil. Hearing God’s Word and taking it to heart are two different things, and perseverance in faith is paramount to hearing, retaining and being responsive to God’s Word in our Christian walk.

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Luke 8:4-15
id: 1002

Encore 2011

When you teach a small child a new skill, it’s helpful to repeat it over and over. Likewise, as adults, we often learn best when we hear and apply a lesson or truth multiple times.

This compilation of our most popular messages of the year, chosen by our listeners, is designed to do just that: repeat the truths of God’s Word to us so that we can more fully understand the Bible and apply it to our lives. With messages on the meaning of the Gospel, God’s nature, spiritual warfare, trials and sufferings, and wisdom in relationships, this series will ... More 


id: 25902

Just Do Something: A Conversation with Kevin DeYoung and Bob Lepine

Have you ever wondered if you're making the "right" decision? Is God pleased with the path you're taking?

Author Kevin DeYoung thinks the Bible has the answer. Listen to our interview with him and then get a copy of his book, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will.

Request a copy of the book with your gift during July

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id: 9999

If Anyone Would Come After Me, He Must... Practice What He Hears

Following Jesus is more than a sincere attempt to "be a Christian"... it's actually doing what Jesus says! Understanding what it means to say "Jesus is Lord" is the first step towards true obedience.

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Luke 6:46-49
id: 1001

If Anyone Would Come After Me, He Must... Leave Everything

Are you a true disciple of Christ? On what do you base this? In this sermon we learn that ignorance is one of the greatest barriers to following Jesus, and we strip away the faulty reasons behind why many of us think that we're believers.

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Luke 5:1-11
id: 1000

And When I Come to Die

What is your legacy? As Christians, we must be intentional about reminding the generations to come of God's provision in the past and his promise for the future. In this study from the life of Joseph, we see an example of steady obedience and trust in the faithfulness of God and a legacy of confidence that he will never fail to keep his word.

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Hebrews 11:22
id: 2820

Series: Encore 2012


Preaching the Gospel from Revelation

Speaking to an audience of seminary students, Alistair teaches from Revelation and emphasizes the importance of always drawing a congregation’s attention back to the Gospel. The Bible is about Jesus, from beginning to end, and the details found in the descriptive narrative of Revelation 7 can be expounded upon to ask listeners the poignant question, “Will you see your face among the multitudes in heaven?”

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Series: Preaching the Gospel


The Medium and the Message, Part One

Each person is molded and shaped by his particular environment, culture and upbringing. While each person is a citizen in their given country, John Dickson goes to Paul's letter to the Philippians to show how important it is for the believer to live as a citizen of heaven. Coining his own word, Dickson maintains that the gospel is a part of being "re-citizenized". It is because of this that Dickson notes that there's something about knowing you are minority in an opposing empire that motivates one to evangelism.

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Philippians 1:1-18
id: GS980

Series: Basics 2011


Evangelism and Holiness

So often it is easy to get the gospel message wrong; to lose one of the components of identity, mission and call will lead to disastrous consequences. Rico compellingly takes the listener to Mark 9 and 10 where we have an extended insight into the human thinking of the disciples. Eager to gain power and adulation, the disciple's desire for human greatness was so clearly antithetical to the gospel message Jesus was seeking to proclaim. The message Jesus was presenting was a series of choices: self-seeking or sacrifice, power or service, security or suffering?

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Mark 9-10
id: GS981

Series: Basics 2011


The Medium and the Message, Part Two

Continuing the teaching from Paul in Philippians, John Dickson preaches what it truly means to be a citizen of heaven. The call, the character and the effects of living like people who are destined for heaven is not a calling for the fainthearted. The gospel we proclaim is for people to "sabotage" the empire they live in through service and suffering, true humility. No one has been an example of this better than our Savior, Jesus Christ. Humility was a shameful word in the first century, and yet Christ rescues the word from ignominy to become the highest call for ... More 

Philippians 1-2
id: GS982

Series: Basics 2011


Panel Question Time

Listen in as Pastors Begg, Dickson and Tice answer questions from this year’s Basics attendees ranging from the teaching of the congregation for evangelism to the training of young men who desire to become pastors.

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id: GS983

Series: Basics 2011


Jesus as Evangelist, Part Two

It's not every day that you get to see a master evangelist at work, and yet John's gospel has recorded for us a timeless account between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Alistair Begg demonstrates that Jesus' evangelism was marked by compassion and truth. Every encounter we have takes place in the grand sweep of God's providence, and these everyday encounters can be used by God to expose the true needs of the heart and reveal His Son.

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John 4:1-42
id: 2810

Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 6


Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored is a 7 session course for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Each session includes a talk (or DVD) designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Come and see how your church may benefit from the resource.

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id: GS984

Series: Basics 2011


Developing Young Men for Pastoral Ministry

Developing future pastors happens on a couple of different tracks at Parkside. This breakout session will shed light on how the process works at the staff and internship level. Learn more about the specifics of the internship program and how the staff helps shape the process.

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2 Timothy 2:1-2
id: GS985

Series: Basics 2011


What Exactly is the Gospel?

For some people the "gospel" refers only to the doctrines of grace. For others it is a catch-all term for everything in the Bible. But what does the New Testament mean when it uses the term "euaggelion"? And how does a more nuanced understanding of the term help us do the work of an evangelist?

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id: GS986

Series: Basics 2011


DC Listener Event

We hear the word "gospel" talked about in church circles, but what does that word mean, exactly? Hear about the source and substance of the Gospel from the first chapter of Romans as Alistair Begg talks to a group of Truth For Life listeners.

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Romans 1:16-17
id: 2818

Nashville Listener Event

In these challenging days its important for the believer to remember that Christ is at the center and at the fulfillment of all of history. In this special listener event Alistair Begg reminds us that Jesus is The Lord of History.

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Colossians 1:17
id: 2816

He Giveth More Grace

To the believer, a cancer diagnosis is not just an opportunity for deep, heartfelt prayer, but it's an opportunity to see God's grace at work to change our heart and attitudes about life - and to show us what we really believe about faith in Him. We may not be cured of our illness, but God can work a miracle of grace to make us more like Christ through our experience of suffering and sadness.

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1 Peter 5:10
id: 2819

A Neglected Essential, Part One

The ascension of Christ is a foundational truth of the Christian faith, but one that is often neglected. In this study from the gospel of Luke, we learn that the ascension is as essential to the work of Christ as the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection.

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Luke 24:51-53
id: 2814

A Neglected Essential, Part Two

Beginning in Ephesians, this second study on the ascension explains its significance: that Jesus' redemptive work fully satisfied the Father's wrath. Because of this, we can rejoice in His victory and rest secure in our position in Christ.

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Luke 24:51-53
id: 2815

Preaching the Gospel from Acts

Alistair takes an audience of pastors and leaders through a dramatic scene in Acts 26. Drawing from the details of the text, he points to the clarity and conviction of the Apostle Paul’s faith as Paul stands trial before his accusers. Likewise, Alistair encourages those in pastoral ministry to be clear, speak with authority and to convey the message of the Gospel with a sense of urgency.

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Acts 25:23-26:32
id: 0157

Series: Preaching the Gospel


About Times and Dates, Part One

Confusion about the second coming of Christ provides an opportunity for Christians to be reminded about what the Bible teaches. In 1 Thessalonians 4, Paul wrote to encourage the church with the certain hope that Jesus will return, and that those who are in Christ will be with him forever.

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Series: Encore 2012


About Times and Dates, Part Two

As 1 Thessalonians continues, the Apostle Paul addresses believers' questions about the Judgement Day of the Lord. Rather than charting dates and developing pet theories, the key is knowing who we are in Christ - allowing our identity as "children of light" to influence our actions and the way we live.

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Basics 2011

Each year, our return to the basics provides us with the opportunity and privilege to gather together as partners in the Gospel and to renew our passion for preaching God’s Word. This year, we are glad to put our focus on one of the core tenets of our pastoral ministry – doing the work of an evangelist. As Charles Spurgeon reminds us, “Cling to the great truth of electing love and divine sovereignty, but let not these bind you in fetters when, in the power of the Holy Spirit, you become fishers of men.” We pray that our hearts, minds, ... More 


id: 23511

Jesus as Evangelist, Part One

The crucial question that faces every person isn't how we can become a better person, but whether we've been born again. In this message from John Chapter 3, Alistair Begg examines Jesus' encounter with Nicodemas and explains that regardless of religious background, only the Spirit of God can give spiritual life. When we take this truth to heart, our efforts in evangelism will be fueled by confidence in God, who is at work to save sinners.

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John 3:1-21
id: 2809

Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 6


Letting Mark's Gospel Tell the Gospel

With passion and conviction, Rico Tice shares from Mark's gospel and 2 Corinthians 4 how to preach the gospel. With so many false gospels permeating the church, it is crucial now more than ever to know how to share the gospel. Rico reminds us that we preach Christ, but that it is God who opens blind eyes. As one goes through the gospel of Mark it is clear with each passing story that Jesus must be more than a teacher, carpenter, prophet, or good person--Jesus must be the Son of God!

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Mark
id: GS979

Series: Basics 2011



Faith That is Tested, Part One

Like the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk, many of us have called out “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?” The world is filled with pain, suffering and evil. If God is good and almighty, why does He allow bad things to happen? How do we reconcile what we believe about God and what is happening in the world around us?

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Habakkuk 1:1-4
id: 1007

Dealing with Sin, Part One

The devil tempts us to sin with the desire of power, the lusting of the eyes, and the boasting of what we have (power, passion and possessions) on a daily basis. So how does a Christian who is involved in a continual battle with the world, flesh and the devil deal with sin? Our unity with Christ allows us to look back to Calvary and look forward to heaven. Our relationship, not religion, unites us with our Savior and provides a new identity which gives us the incentive to deal with sin out of an act of love and thankfulness, ... More 

Series: Alive In Christ, Volume 2


Portrait of a Fool

Resisting reproof and reveling in wrong doing is foolishness. A foolish person is quick to quarrel, mocks at making amends for sin and has no fear for the Lord. God’s Word provides ample instruction with regards to foolishness and wisdom. Turning from trusting in our self and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is wisdom. Proverbs 1:23 states “If you turn at my reproof behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you”. Join us as Alistair explains the biblical definition of foolishness and wisdom.

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Proverbs 1:20-33
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