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True Living

Why are so few people truly happy? Alistair Begg surveys the story of one man's quest for personal fulfillment as recorded in the Book of Ecclesiastes, where we discover that learning, pleasure, laughter, and material possessions cannot satisfy our longing to know the meaning of life. All of our pursuits are stained by sin, and we cannot discover life that is truly life apart from the God who has made Himself known.

Series: Encore 2014


Planning Properly, Part One

Amidst all of life’s distractions, we need to remember that our lives are uncertain. Alistair Begg teaches us that when we forget who has established our days, we will become frustrated when our own plans don’t work out. Instead of fighting against our inability to predict the future, we must humbly admit that our lives are in the hand of our Maker.

James 4:13
id: 2595

Series: Faith that Works, Volume 3


Planning Properly, Part Two

Whatever plans we arrange in this life are under God’s purposeful control. This is why it is imperative that we do not become proud or overconfident in the plans we make for the future. Alistair Begg encourages us to trust in God’s providence as we plan, and to ensure that we have peace with God through Jesus Christ while we still have the breath of life.

James 4:13
id: 2596

Series: Faith that Works, Volume 3


Listen, You Rich Men

Some Christians may feel guilty over the amount of possessions they have, especially since there are so many needy people in the world. Alistair Begg teaches us that earthly riches are an expression of God’s kindness, but it is the misuse of wealth that the Bible warns against. When we find security in our earthly treasures instead of our heavenly treasure, we have turned away from the only thing that will last forever – our union with Christ.

James 5:1
id: 2597

Series: Faith that Works, Volume 3


Prince of Peace

The whole world is searching for an eternal peace. Many of the world’s religions say that this peace is achieved by looking in oneself. In this message, Alistair makes a proclamation of an eternal peace that passes all understanding found only through the Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6
id: 2606

Series: A Child is Born


The Strength of Weakness

The Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ.

The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove ...


id: 24601

Take Dead Aim, Volume 2

The Apostle Paul was in no doubt as to his direction and purpose in life. In the very heart of this letter to the Philippians, he makes his focus clear. "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" Throughout this letter, Paul urges upon these dear Philippian believers the need for them to be equally focused when it comes to the matter of living for Christ.

This series of studies will not only prove useful for the Christian who is seeking to get "back on track," but also ...


Consider It Pure Joy

Should the life of a believer always be smooth sailing and calm waters? Well, many people think so, but the book of James gives some solid directions for those who go through trials. Maybe it will help you! Learn how to "consider it pure joy" in this message from Alistair Begg.

James 1:2
id: 2341

Give Us Each Day ...

This message is also part of "When You Pray, Say"

Luke 11:3
id: 2146

Series: When You Pray, Say


Contentment or Corruption, Part One

The world seduces us with suggestions for happiness--wealth, power, the ideal weight, and bigger, faster, fancier possessions. Alistair Begg suggests that the acquisition of all these things only leaves the heart longing for more. Christian contentment is found in trusting in God’s provision rather than placing our hope in what we can acquire.

1 Timothy 6:6-10
id: 1992

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 2


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