Marks of a God-Given Ministry — Part One
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Marks of a God-Given Ministry — Part One

Colossians 1:24–29  (ID: 1033)

More than competing worldviews or even persecution, false spiritual leadership is perhaps the greatest threat to the church of Jesus Christ, producing confusion, vagueness, and heresy—all of which keep people away from God’s kingdom. Alistair Begg demonstrates that the only antidote to such leadership is to protect and proclaim true apostolic doctrine, which acts as a plumb line to measure teachings that are said to come from God. True apostolic doctrine comes from God and is taught by those who are called by God for this purpose.

Series Containing This Sermon

A Study in Colossians, Volume 1

Christ the Foundation Colossians 1:1–2:15 Series ID: 15101

Paul's Ministry to the Church

24Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

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Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.