It's easy for local congregations to become comfortable and allow our outreach to neighbors and friends to wane, but our Lord demonstrated a pattern of passionate commitment to spread the good news of the kingdom of God. In this message, Alistair Begg explains what it means to take our responsibility to share the Gospel seriously. Jesus’ priorities are reflected in our lives when we see those around us clearly, care deeply, think properly, and pray fervently.
In his last letter to his protege, 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.
Our word choices can cause strife and dissension, or they can encourage, nourish, and help the hearers. Alistair Begg encourages us to consider how our words can harm or help others and how we may use words to hide.
Series: Encore 2014
This message was preached at the 2013 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, FL on 2/22/13.
How can we know that we have eternal life? What does it look like when we truly love God? In this study from 1 John 4, Alistair Begg shows us that our belief in God, our obedience to His Word, and our love for one another make our invisible God visible and provides us with assurance that we truly belong to Him.
What are the hallmarks of true friendship? How do we select close, personal relationships that strengthen our devotion to God as opposed to relationships that cause our devotion to falter? Alistair Begg navigates us through the Biblical characteristics of a true friend. Loyalty, honesty, consistency and sensitivity are all essential elements in true friendship and are all embodied in the person of Jesus Christ.
Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 1