Video: “David Spares Saul Again” by Alistair Begg

    After Saul yet again moved against him, David infiltrated the king’s camp and found him sleeping and helpless. But David was a man of conviction, not convenience; instead of slaying his enemy, he spared Saul’s life for a second time. As Alistair Begg reminds us, though, David’s faithfulness would eventually crumble in the face of temptation. Only Jesus fulfills all righteousness, which He imparts to all who place their trust in Him.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    What Characteristics Mark an Effective Church? Part 4 of 7: Prayer

    For the apostles, prayer was a fundamental aspect of their relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Alistair comments on how important it is for a church to follow the apostles' pattern of prayer described in the book of Acts. Continuing a brief look at seven marks of an effective church, Alistair encourages us to say yes to prayer as a church family. Click here to learn more about the priority of prayer in the early church and its necessity in our churches today.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Eric Liddell: Olympic Athlete and Missionary to China

    Eric Liddell, known as the “Flying Scotsman,” is most widely known for his refusal to run on Sunday in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Liddell, a committed Christian, withdrew from his strongest event, the 100 meters—a decision that would years later make him the subject of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. As an alternative, Liddell registered to run in the 400 meters instead. Just moments before the race, an American handed him a piece of paper with words from 1 Samuel 2:30, which reads, “Those who honor me I will honor.” Liddell ran the race with the verse in his hand and claimed Olympic gold and a new world record with a time of 47.6 seconds. When Eric described his race plan, he said,

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    Waiting: Wallpaper

    “We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us.”
    — C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: "God Moves In a Mysterious Way" by William Cowper

    God moves in a mysterious way
    His glorious wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the raging storm.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: “Restraining Grace” by Alistair Begg

    After protecting men in the wilderness that were not his own, David sent word to their master, Nabal, asking for provisions. Nabal, however, spurned David’s kindness and repaid evil for good. While David planned to avenge himself through bloodshed, God’s unseen hand was at work to prevent him from sinning. As Alistair Begg explains, the timely intervention of Nabal’s wife, Abigail, illustrates God’s restraining grace. Like David, we can rejoice and bless God for His providential grace in our lives.

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    Hymn: “God Is Still on the Throne” by Kittie Suffield

    Have you started for glory and heaven,
    Have you left this old world far behind;
    In your heart is the Comforter dwelling,
    Can you say, :Praise the Lord, He is mine;"
    Have the ones that once walked on the highway,
    Gone back, and you seem all alone?
    Keep your eyes on the prize, for the home in the skies.
    God is still on the throne.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    What Characteristics Mark an Effective Church? Part 3 of 7: Devotion to the Sacraments

    What important practices marked believers in the first century? Continuing his series of talks on church life according to the New Testament, Alistair describes the essential role of baptism and the Lord's Supper in the local church. Click here to learn more about how devotion to the Sacraments is foundational in a Christ-centered church.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Alistair Begg on His Favorite Movie

    Dear Friend,

    When I am asked to name my favorite movie, my answer hasn’t changed in nearly forty years. It is Chariots of Fire. Nominated in seven categories at the 54th Academy Awards, it was an unexpected winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture. In 1982, the applause rang out in Hollywood, just as it did in 1945 at the cemetery in the Weihsien Internment Camp in China when Eric Henry Liddell made an abundant entry into heaven.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    Praise Cheers the Day: Wallpaper

    “It is always beneficial to praise the Lord; such praise cheers the day and brightens the night; it lightens toil and softens sorrow.”
    — C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


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