What Should I Do before I Open My Bible?

It’s humbling to think that God longs to talk to us through His Word, the Bible. No matter who we are or how many times we’ve been less than responsive to His calling, He moves purposefully toward us, still befriending us—through a book!

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Download (Free) - "God of the Ordinary: A Study in the Book of Ruth"

The book of Ruth must surely be one of the loveliest short stories ever written. Its four chapters contain a tale of purity, faithfulness, innocence, loyalty, duty and love, yet it is set in dark times. The concluding verse of the book of Judges, which comes immediately before Ruth in the Bible, tells us that, "In those days Israel had no King; everyone did as he saw fit." One commentator says, "The book of Judges teems with violent invasions, apostate religion, unchecked lawlessness, and tribal civil war."

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Founded: Wallpaper

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers."
- Psalm 24:1-2

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Video: "He Won't Back Down" by Alistair Begg

Rather than repent for his failed attempts to kill David, Saul repeatedly refused to back down. The Lord’s perfect plan, however, would not be thwarted. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, God protected His servant through Jonathan’s intervention, David’s skillful evasion, Michal’s deception, and the Holy Spirit’s invasion. Like David, Jesus too is either hated as a threat or loved as a best friend. Neutrality is impossible; we must bow completely before His throne.

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Sermons on Judging Others

"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven." —Luke 6:37

In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds believers that instead of judgement, we should extend forgiveness and grace to others, just as the Lord has extended them to us. When we do this, we can introduce others to Jesus in love.

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Download (Free) — ‘The Grace of Giving: A Study in Generous Christian Living’

The subject of giving is a sensitive matter—one that many preachers avoid, not wanting to put pressure on their flock. The Bible, however, is not silent on the matter, making clear that the stewardship of our money is actually a reflection of our theology. Some give out of pity, others grudgingly, and others in order to earn favor. But why should we give? How much should we give? To whom, how often, and in what manner? Such questions are both practical and personal. Thankfully, Scripture provides clear, helpful instruction.

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Growth: Wallpaper

"Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. "
- 1 Corinthians 3:7

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Video: "As a Man Thinketh — Part Two" by Alistair Begg

In many ways, Saul and David were complete opposites. The king was full of bravado, while the shepherd boy was self-effacing. Saul was filled with hate, while David was clearly blessed by the Lord. Eventually, David would become king—the very thing that Saul feared. Yet even he would succumb to pride. Contrasting the two men, Alistair Begg points us forward to Christ, the only King who possesses perfect humility and sincerity.

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Video: "As a Man Thinketh — Part One" by Alistair Begg

Our thoughts don’t always align with our words. We see this truth illustrated in Saul, who showered David with generous invitations even as he eyed him with increasing envy and hostility. Giving the appearance of civility, Saul even offered God’s anointed king his daughter’s hand in marriage while secretly plotting to eliminate him. This attempt to override the Lord’s plan failed, teaches Alistair Begg, because God is sovereign, able to use even man’s evil schemes for His people’s good.

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Sermons on Assurance of Salvation

Some doubt their salvation, which can lead to uncertainty in their faith. Does “once saved” mean “always saved”? In these sermons, Alistair Begg explores what Scripture says about our salvation and the assurance we have in Christ.

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Download (Free) - Seven Marks of an Effective Church

What makes a church effective? Is it a functional building, excellent worship music, a vibrant youth program, or a robust teaching ministry? While our answers may vary, the burgeoning church in the book of Acts clearly provides us with seven elements for which every church should strive. These marks include the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, the sacraments, prayer, mutual care, worship, and continuous evangelism. No church will ever master all of these elements, but they should be the goals to which church leaders guide their people. Is your church on the right course?

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Afresh: Wallpaper

"We pray, Lord, that You will come to us and embrace us by Your Spirit. Fill us afresh with Your goodness; open our lips that our mouths might show forth Your praise."
- Alistair Begg

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Sermons on Loving Others

How should Christians act toward others? In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds believers that their actions should reflect Christ's character. When interacting with both unbelievers and other Christians, our lives should be marked by a genuine love and should draw others to the Gospel.

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Video: "The Lord Was with Him" by Alistair Begg

Because the Lord was with him, David was greatly successful and loved by the people—and increasingly feared and detested by King Saul. Alistair Begg examines the deep unity between David and his friend Jonathan, the soul-shattering jealousy experienced by Saul, and the Spirit-empowered victory David enjoyed in all his endeavors. Fulfilling Israel’s longing for a king who would go to battle for his people, David’s example points forward to our greater King, Jesus.

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Hymn: “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” by Washington Gladden

O Master, let me walk with Thee
In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care.

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Hymn: “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face” By Horatius Bonar

Here, O my Lord, I see you face to face,
Here would I touch and handle things unseen,
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
And all our weariness upon you lean.

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Mist: Wallpaper

"You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."
- James 4:14

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Alistair Begg's New Year Letter for 2020

Dear Friend,

Warmest Christian greetings for 2020!

I wonder, do you ever feel as I do that the dawning of the new year comes so quickly that we hardly have enough time to digest our Christmas pudding?

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg



Video: "Anybody Hungry?" by Alistair Begg

At Christmas gatherings, we’re often encouraged to bring our appetites. No amount of food, however, can satisfy our spiritual hunger. As Alistair Begg leads us through Mary’s song of praise, we discover that the Lord Himself is the answer for our restless hearts. Only God, through the work of His Son Jesus, can set us free from bondage to our sinful nature. When we place our trust in Christ, we will be transformed to love as He does.

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Listen to Alistair Begg in the Pacific Northwest on American Christian Network

Truth For Life with Alistair Begg is now airing at 8:30am and 3:30pm weekdays on American Christian Network, broadcasting the Word of God to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. You’ll want to listen to on-air host and network owner Tom Read on one of ACN's six stations covering Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, and the Tri-Cities area.

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