Luke’s gospel is the longest book in the New Testament. When you consider it along with the other book that he wrote, namely the Acts of the Apostles, Luke is responsible for over a quarter of New Testament material. Luke was one of Paul’s most significant companions and several things about him help us understand why God laid his hand upon this man. He was a Gentile, the only Gentile writer in the whole of the New Testament. He was also a doctor and an educated man. He was an historian. In fact, he was more of a ...Luke 20:1-47, Luke 21:1-28
If a friendship between the opposite sexes leads to marriage, it is important that each partner be prepared with a solid understanding of Biblical marriage. In a world focused on externals, couples should first be committed to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In this sermon, Alistair Begg candidly shares advice based on observations of his own marriage, as well as practical counsel on what to look for in a spouse.1 Peter 3:1-7
Writing from a Roman prison cell, Paul urged Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus to be reconciled. Paul wrote with thankfulness and joy because he had been encouraged by stories of Philemon’s faith in Jesus as evidenced by his love for others. Alistair Begg teaches that genuine shared faith in Christ is so deep and transformative that it becomes impossible to remain selfish or unforgiving.Philemon 1:1-7
Any consideration of giving our resources must begin and end with God. Because God is the creator and provider of all that we have, our generosity is for His glory. In this series, Alistair Begg establishes the biblical foundation from which Christians can privately determine their personal pattern of giving. He reminds us that the manner in which God’s people give is a reflection of their commitment to the Lord and the work of the Gospel.
Paul had the apostolic authority to demand reconciliation between Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus. Instead,he appealed to them on the basis of love. Alistair Begg emphasizes that love is foundational in our service to Christ and our responses to each other. Just as Paul encouraged Philemon to welcome Onesimus’ return as a brother, our relationships should be radically transformed by Christ.Philemon 1:8-16