Here are the Maker’s instructions, and it’s time to give them careful attention. In a culture that glorifies self and disregards truth, God’s Word speaks clearly into every area of our lives. He does not offer us what we want to hear, but He shows us what we need most of all. The Ten Commandments do not provide us with a ladder to climb to reach acceptance with God. Instead, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. These commandments are the pathway for the Christian to enjoy the fullness ...Exodus 20:3-27, Romans 3:20-31
Abram, now considered a hero of the faith and father of a great nation, was nothing extraordinary when introduced in Genesis 11. As Alistair Begg explains, however, God is never hindered by the background of those He chooses to redeem. Abram responded in faith to God’s command and looked forward to his future with God. When God shines the light of His glory through Christ in our hearts, we too must respond to His calling and seek His purpose for our lives.Genesis 11:27-32
“The Gospel is true whether we believe it or not.” Alistair Begg echoes Paul’s sentiment expressed in 1 Timothy 3:14-16 and stresses the responsibility of the Church to safeguard the truth by studying Scripture, obeying it, and living it out with conviction. God chose to reveal the mystery of godliness through the incarnation of His Son, Jesus Christ--- a mystery that remains veiled to those who are perishing, but is salvation to all who believe.1 Timothy 3:14-16
What is this "good"with a view to which God acts in our lives? How are we to understand the fact that God has His hand in all our affairs? What effect should the doctrine of providence have in our lives? In this story of bitter jealousy, deceit, injustice and dramatic forgiveness, we have a classic outworking of the fact of God’s sovereignty over our affairs and of His providential care for those who are the objects of His love. Taking this journey with Joseph will help to view the good, bad and ugly times in our lives from ...
All initiative, traced from creation to redemption, lies with God, and an obedient response to His call and purpose can have an impact far beyond what we can see. Abram ventured forth on a journey of faith in complete trust, committed to God’s purposes for him. Alistair Begg challenges us to consider what marks our own journey and urges us to hold lightly to what has been entrusted to us.Genesis 12:1-9
Paul warned Timothy that some who professed to be Christians would abandon the faith and turn from God. Alistair Begg explains that ultimately, the source of this abandonment was spiritual: hypocritical teachers who appeared wise, but actually sought to obscure the truth of the Gospel. When we know God’s Word and live in full enjoyment of His provision, we will not turn from God to the deceitfulness of false religion1 Timothy 4:1-5