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Purity in Pastoral Ministry

Originally preached at the 2014 Calvary Chapel Senior Pastors Conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa on July 10, 2014

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2 Samuel 11:1-15
id: 3088

Fulfill Your Ministry

What is pastoral ministry really about, at its core? The four-fold directive that the Apostle Paul gave to Timothy provides a clear perspective: always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry. In this message, Alistair Begg explores these timeless imperatives and encourages Christian ministers to persevere in preaching the Gospel even in the middle of a challenging culture.

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2 Timothy 4:5
id: 3075

Preach the Word

How does a pastor determine what to say on a Sunday morning? In this message, Alistair Begg leads us through Paul's solemn yet simple charge to Timothy: Preach the Word of God. As ministers fulfill this biblical call to preach, congregations too are called to receive the Word, and we are all called to patiently trust that God will fulfill His Kingdom purposes.

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Having Gifts that Differ

God's design is that the local church matures as individuals exercise their gifts for the good of the whole. In this message from Romans 12, Alistair Begg points out that the encouragement to use our gifts comes with a necessary warning to avoid pride. We must use whatever gifts God has given us in humility so that the Church will be built up to the glory of God.

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Romans 12:3-8
id: 3066

Basics 2014

Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers. Each year, pastors, church leaders, and seminarians are invited to join Alistair Begg & a number of guest speakers for 3 days as we reflect together on the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges that face the modern church. Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles.

Speakers: Alistair Begg, Christopher Ash, Gary Millar, Daniel Henderson

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Purchase options: DVDs $16.20 | CDs $16.20 | Audio on MP3 CD $1.25

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id: 23514

Necessary Reminders, Part One

When Paul commended Timothy for his "sincere faith," what did he mean? Beginning with this passage in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg examines the nature of saving faith and explains how it must be the basis for ministry. Like the young pastor Paul addressed, we must also develop the gifts that God has given us in order to bear spiritual fruit.

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2 Timothy 1:5-7
id: 3007

Necessary Reminders, Part Two

After exhorting Timothy to develop his God-given gifts, the Apostle Paul provided encouragement by reminding him of the divine resources available to help him in this task. In this message by Alistair Begg, we learn that all God’s servants need to rely on the Holy Spirit for the power, love, and self-control to endure daily pressures and temptations. Believers are strengthened to pursue God’s purposes as we prayerfully exhort and encourage one another.

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2 Timothy 1:7
id: 3008

An Introduction to 2 Timothy

Those who lead any successful enterprise, if they are wise, will cultivate the "next generation" of leaders to ensure its success continues into the future. In this first study in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg explains how Paul's concern for the Church led him to challenge this younger leader to hold the gospel firmly, without shame or fear.

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Get It Right, Volume 1

Enduring opposition from a church marked by moral and doctrinal confusion, Titus is tasked by the Apostle Paul to select elders for the churches under his care and to provide leadership to those under his influence. In this study in the book of Titus, Alistair Begg takes us through Paul’s instruction and helps us discern that the guidelines for godly living are as relevant now as they were in the first century.

Elders must be able to teach the truth so that followers understand sound doctrine and can distinguish counterfeits in their midst. Older generation men and women ... More 

Titus 1:1-2:4
id: 15603

Get It Right, Volume 2

Enduring opposition from a church marked by moral and doctrinal confusion, Titus is tasked by the Apostle Paul to select elders for the churches under his care and to provide leadership to those under his influence. In this study in the book of Titus, Alistair Begg takes us through Paul’s instruction and helps us discern that the guidelines for godly living are as relevant now as they were in the first century.

Elders must be able to teach the truth so that followers understand sound doctrine and can distinguish counterfeits in their midst. Older generation men and women ... More 

Titus 2:5-3:15
id: 15604
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