Paul wrote his second letter to Timothy with urgency because he understood that his death was near, and His foremost concern remained the preaching of the Gospel. Facing the reality of death, Paul recognized that his life had not been wasted, but was being poured out for God. This calm and direct approach to death contrasts greatly with our contemporary culture. In this message Alistair Begg encourages us to consider that judgment follows death and to trust in Christ’s offer of salvation as we face our own mortality.
Judas Iscariot’s attitude and choices determined his destiny, yet God was able to use his sin – even his betrayal of Jesus – to achieve His purposes. In this study of Mark 14:10, we learn that God fulfills His sovereign plan without interfering with the individual’s freedom of choice. Alistair Begg reminds us that the treachery of Judas is a warning to the Church against the “profession of Christ without the possession of Christ.”
Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 3
Joseph of Arimathea was wealthy, well-respected, and religious. He was also a secret disciple of Jesus until the events of the crucifixion brought him into the open with a courageous request to care for the body of Jesus. The cross of Christ confronts us just as it confronted Joseph. Alistair Begg challenges us to consider whether we are living as secret disciples and to respond to the good news of the Gospel in repentance and faith.
Be sure to listen as we conduct a one-on-one conversation with Alistair Begg. He’ll have some follow-up thoughts about our study of Joseph and even on matters of life and death.
What is life? What does it mean, to be truly alive? Beginning in Proverbs, then expanding through Old and New Testament scriptures, this study draws together what the Word of God has to say about human life: it is sacred, abundant, and eternal.
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.
When someone you love passes away, there’s a natural season of grief and sorrow that follows. The Apostle Paul addresses this process in his letter to the Thessalonians in a passage that brings hope and healing to Christians who suffer loss today.
Series: My Times Are In Your Hands
Through the eyes of a college student, the years ahead can seem limitless. However, death is certain and so is the ultimate judgment that will accompany it. In a world that has embraced athletes as heroes for proclaiming safe promiscuity, Alistair Begg instructs a student audience to stand up and acknowledge that there is no such thing as safe sin. The Bible teaches that we live our brief lives facing the reality that we will ultimately stand before the bar of God’s judgment.
Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1
In today's society few topics can quell a lively discussion like the subject of death and dying. In this study of Ecclesiastes and Psalm 139:16, we are directed to give the subject of death careful consideration because no one escapes it. Despite this reality, the Christian can welcome it with hope and assurance. Listen as Alistair Begg uncovers the reason for the believer's hope and broaches the sensitive issues of cremation and the body/soul connection.
Series: My Times Are In Your Hands