An inheritance is something of value that is promised to members of a family. Writing to the Ephesians, Paul explained that in Christ, both Jews and Gentiles have obtained an inheritance of eternal life in God's family, fulfilling the Lord's plan for unity. Alistair Begg helps us understand how being in Christ affects a believer's daily life as the Holy Spirit leads and strengthens us to live, not for ourselves, but for the glory of God.More
Where should a Christian turn for the strength to participate in advancing God’s Kingdom today? Alistair Begg explores a familiar verse from the prophet Zechariah to show that only God’s Spirit can empower us to fulfill His purposes. As believers turn toward God and away from earthly concerns, we must be willing to be countercultural for the sake of His kingdom.More
In his last letter to his protégé, the Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to guard the "good deposit" of the Gospel message. Alistair Begg explains that the challenges and encouragements they faced are not unlike those faced by Christian leaders today. In the midst of pressure to conform to a secular culture and opposition from some who should be friends, there will also be loving support from believers who remain faithful and active in supporting Gospel ministry.More
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.More
Nicodemus was a good, religious man, but when he came to Jesus at night, his questions showed how little he really understood about the kingdom of God. In this message from John 3, Alistair Begg reminds us that because the real darkness in every life is the darkness of sin, everyone must be radically transformed in order to enter the kingdom. An interest in religious things, even if sincere, is not enough: we must be transformed through an encounter with the living Christ.More
Series: An Extraordinary Encounter
Luke wrote his gospel so that his readers would be certain about the events he described, and the historical fact of the virgin birth is no exception. In this study from Luke 2:6-7, Alistair Begg explains that the miraculous conception of the Lord Jesus is fundamental to the Christian faith. It is appropriate that God would enter His world in a supernatural way, and it is essential that the Redeemer would be born of a woman, yet perfect in holiness.More
Series: Good News, Great Joy
When the truth of the Gospel is threatened by those who have crept into the Church, contending for the faith is essential. As Alistair Begg reminds us, though, contending for truth is only one part of the pastor's charge to care for his congregation. As we contend for the faith, we must also keep watch over ourselves and show mercy to one another, understanding that God's power preserves His people moment by moment.More
Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 6
In Titus 2, Paul challenges believers to live out their faith in a distinctive way to the glory of God. But how is all of this possible? Paul's answer is the grace of God, which trains us in godly living as we remember what Christ has done for us and look forward to his appearing.
Series: Get It Right, Volume 2
Men love darkness rather than light; we need the Holy Spirit to regenerate us and reveal to us the truth of God’s word. Only the Spirit can reveal the depth of our sin and empower us to confess our sin. Only the Spirit can reveal Jesus as the remedy for our sin, and only the spirit can impart desires and longings for us to live in righteousness.More
The nature of spiritual gifts are often misunderstood, but the Bible provides some clear direction on the purpose and bestowal of these gifts that are given to build up the church. Rather than being something that we can pick and choose for ourselves, they are truly given as gifts from God.