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    Video: "The Lion's Mouth" by Alistair Begg

    Paul had been been deserted by his friends, but he took comfort in the presence of Christ, knowing that it would allow the message of the Gospel to be proclaimed. Alistair Begg provides four verbs to describe Paul's situation in prison: opposed, deserted, strengthened, and rescued. This example reminds us that the comfort we experience from the presence of the Lord with us is directly related to His purposes for us.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    The Task of the Gospel

    "If we do not roll up our sleeves to the task of the Gospel in our days, then we will amount to virtually nothing for God." -Alistair Begg 

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    Topics: Daily Images


    Read Alistair Begg's July 2015 Letter

     

    Dear Friend,

    Here at Parkside, we’re nearing the end of a series of studies in 2 Timothy. In the closing verses, Paul makes a heartfelt appeal for Timothy to come and visit him in person, and to come soon. Imprisoned in Rome, anticipating the end of his earthly life, and deserted by Demas, it’s not difficult to imagine Paul’s loneliness and his longing to see a cherished and trusted friend face to face.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg, Featured


    Saved From Sin’s Presence

    "We are daily being saved from sin’s power and one day we are going to be saved from sin’s presence." -Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Daily Images


    July's Resource: The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship

    “Here is a wonderful primer on the nature of biblical friendship—what it means and why it matters.”   – Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    What is Biblical Friendship? An Interview with Jonathan Holmes, Part 1 of 4

    It’s not a mainstream term or even an often-considered idea—the idea of “biblical friendship.” Hear pastor and author Jonathan Holmes explain what this kind of relationship is and why he felt compelled to write a book devoted to the topic called The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    What Makes a Friendship Good? An Interview with Jonathan Holmes, Part 2 of 4

    Have you ever thought about how we can form deeper, more meaningful friendships in today’s world of social media and self-focus? Listen to Jonathan Holmes, pastor and author of The Company We Keep, as he explains how the book of Proverbs provides insights into developing a connection that transcends these pervasive surface relationships:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Four Characteristics of a Good Friendship - An Interview with Jonathan Holmes, Part 3 of 4

    The term “carefulness” is probably not the first word that comes to mind when we think of attributes of friendship. But in his book, The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship, pastor and author Jonathan Holmes explains that employing a sense of "carefulness" to our close relationships is important. Hear what he has to say on this topic and how we can begin to develop biblical friendships:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    How to Find a Biblical Friendship - An Interview with Jonathan Holmes, Part 4 of 4

    Can biblical friendships encounter rocky roads along the way? And can the way we develop our friendships actually help us serve Christ more? Jonathan Holmes, pastor and author of The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship, explains his perspective on how seeking biblical friendship can positively impact our daily lives and help us better serve Christ:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources