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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

2 Samuel 11:1-15
id: 3088

Mission Accomplished

As the Apostle Paul reflected on his life, it was Christ’s work that he saw: converting him and changing his heart, commissioning him to proclaim and preserve the true Gospel, and strengthening him by grace to persevere through suffering and struggle. In describing Paul’s mission and means, Alistair Begg encourages us to consider our own lives and continually look to Jesus for strength and direction.

2 Timothy 4:7
id: 3087

Only Basis for Boasting

When the culture says we are at the center of the universe, the result is self-absorption that leads to emptiness and meaninglessness. Alistair Begg reminds graduating students and us that the remedy is not found in boasting in our own wisdom, strength, or wealth, but in knowing God as He has revealed Himself in the Lord Jesus. With that foundation, we can know life that is truly meaningful as our lives are poured out in service to God.

Jeremiah 9:23-24
id: 3086

Death and Dying

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.

2 Timothy 4:6
id: 3085

The Pastor's Role in the Praising Church

While there are many ideas surrounding corporate singing and music in the church, the Bible is clear on God’s directive to worship Him alone in a manner that is spiritual, rational, and grounded in Scripture. Alistair Begg takes questions from the audience as he instructs pastors to model the practice of worship they hope to see reflected in their congregations.


id: 3083

Series: Basics 2015


Back to the Basics Again, Part Two

There will always be those who promote a spirituality that is disconnected from the Word of God, but it is the duty of the pastor to bring the truth of Scripture to bear upon the church. Teaching from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Alistair Begg reminds pastors of the charge they have been given, the challenge they face, and the character they are to have. Those who preach God’s Word must stay alert, endure suffering, and do the work of an evangelist as they fulfill the ministry to which God has called them.

2 Timothy 4:1-5
id: 3082

Series: Basics 2015


Basics 2015 Panel Question Time

Listen in as Pastors Begg, Keller, and Robertson field questions from conference attendees covering a range of topics such as what it looks like to be a Spirit-lead church, the expectation of elders in a church, and what it means to engage culture.


id: gs1178

Series: Basics 2015


Running on the Gas of the Gospel

Everyone has a worldview that guides their behavior, but all philosophy without Christ is hollow. David Robertson exhorts pastors to be aware of the empty philosophies that are common today. Pastors should guard their people against the hopelessness of the world’s answers to life's biggest questions and teach the fullness that is only found in Christ.

Colossians 2:8-10
id: gs1179

Series: Basics 2015


Back to the Basics Again, Part One

In 2 Timothy 3, Paul encourages Timothy by reminding him of the truth he has been taught and instructs him to continue preaching God’s Word faithfully and patiently. This exhortation from by Paul is just as relevant for pastors today. Alistair Begg reminds pastors and congregations of the sufficiency of God’s Word and the need for patience to teach it no matter the circumstances.

2 Timothy 4:1-5
id: 3081

Series: Basics 2015


Comfort My People

With no guarantee of the influence Christianity will continue to have on our world, is the Church prepared for what is to come? David Robertson addresses the pastor’s role to comfort people and prepare the way for the Lord. While the obstacles of preaching are great, the unchanging Word of God brings life where nothing else can. When God’s Word is preached, it cannot return empty.

Isaiah 40:1-31
id: gs1175

Series: Basics 2015


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