COVID-19 Reminds Us of Life's Frailty

    In a time of heightened awareness regarding the frailty of life, where do we turn to be reconciled to God?

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "Overheard in the Orchard"

    Alistair Begg shares a comforting childhood poem that reminds us not to be overcome by worry during these difficult and confusing days. It’s an endearing lyric and a great encouragement!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship, Begg's Blog


    Sermons on Trusting God

    As we seek to understand what's happening in these unprecedented days, the Bible assures us that we can rest firmly in the steadfast love and providence of God. Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." While we may not comprehend God's plan and purposes in current events, we know that God is forever sovereign over all of creation.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Jesus Still Hears: Wallpaper

    “Jesus still hears, still cares, still stops, still listens, and still saves. All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
    — Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    In Difficult Times, What Are We to Do?

    Throughout history, Christians have played an essential role in times of trial. It's a role we can play today as we care for others during this pandemic and its aftereffects.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Begg's Blog


    Video: "Grace—Faith—Jesus" by Alistair Begg

    Burdened by his works-based religion, Martin Luther knew no peace until God’s Spirit revealed the Gospel’s message of grace. At his conversion, Luther acknowledged that salvation is not based on merit; rather, it comes by grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone. In this Reformation Sunday sermon, Alistair Begg highlights the grace and love of God, who works to call sinners to Himself. Whether we are weighed down by failure or enslaved to pride, we can find forgiveness at the cross of Jesus.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    "A Present Mind" in the Midst of Crisis

    Alistair Begg quotes a hymn lyric that offers comfort and assurance during these difficult days amidst the coronavirus.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Hymn: "At Calvary" by William R. Newell

    Years I spent in vanity and pride,
    Caring not my Lord was crucified,
    Knowing not it was for me He died
    On Calvary.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Hymn: "Day by Day" by Carolina Sandell Berg

    Day by day, and with each passing moment,
    Strength I find to meet my trials here;
    Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
    I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
    He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
    Gives unto each day what He deems best,
    Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
    Mingling toil with peace and rest.

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    Haven of Peace: Wallpaper

    “Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will guide you into the haven of peace.”
    — C. H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    If Your Church Isn't Gathering This Weekend, Watch Worship Online

    This week, if your home church isn’t accessible in person or online, or if you’d like to supplement your local church’s worship, please join Alistair Begg for a full-length Sunday service recorded from Parkside Church.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Sermons on Worry and Anxiety by Alistair Begg

    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." —Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Video: "King on the Run" by Alistair Begg

    Is it permissible to lie when telling the truth could lead to tragedy? On the run from Saul, David lied to Ahimelech about not being alone. The priest then helped the fugitive by giving him holy bread. How did Ahimelech decide he could break ceremonial law and share the bread reserved for priests? Alistair Begg examines this strange episode in David’s life, whose circumstances—despite his decisions—point forward to the greater King, Jesus.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    What You Need to Know to Live the Christian Life

    Following Jesus is a lifelong journey with a marked beginning. None of us are born trusting in Christ for our salvation. Once we’ve been saved by grace, though, how do our beliefs shape our actions? And if we’ve been following Jesus for a long time, how do we stay on the path of continued growth and faithfulness?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" by Horatius Bonar

    I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    “Come unto Me and rest;
    Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
    Thy head upon My breast.”
    I came to Jesus as I was,
    Weary, and worn, and sad;
    I found in Him a resting-place,
    And He has made me glad.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Accepted: Wallpaper

    “I … must work to foster a continual sense of being accepted in the Beloved and must have no joy when His love is not shed abroad in my soul. When my Bridegroom is gone, my soul must long for Him.”
    — C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "Interpreting the Bible" by Alistair Begg

    How did David, the faith-filled hero who defeated Goliath, become a fearful fugitive relying on lies and deception? Before we approach difficult passages like 1 Samuel 21, we need to understand how to faithfully study God’s Word. Walking us through a list of proper Bible study habits, Alistair Begg reminds us to focus on the Bible’s main purpose and to allow Scripture to frame our interpretation. Only then can we make sense of David’s behavior while he was on the run.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Sermons about Divorce and Remarriage

    What does the Bible say about divorce? Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg about marriage, divorce and remarriage.  

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Sermons on Dealing with Pride

    “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” —Proverbs 16:18 (ESV)

    In today's world, many view self-confidence as an important character trait. But when does self-confidence become simply another word for pride? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg urges us to look at Jesus’ example of humility and be willing to serve others.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Alistair Begg on Finding a Church

    One of the most perplexing issues of living the Christian life in twenty-first century America is where to go to church. New believers seeking their first church home, long-time Christians relocating to an unfamiliar place, and even those well entrenched in a particular church must face this issue head on. That’s because so much of what passes for “church” today isn’t really church, at least, not as the New Testament presents it to us. Therefore, if you are seeking a church home, the only place to discover what really matters is in the Bible. The Book of Acts offers us a blueprint for church life:

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg, Ministry Updates


    Upside Down: Wallpaper

    "Jesus turns human evaluation upside down and makes entry into His kingdom dependent on none of the things that are often used to identify our significance."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Sermons on Heaven and Hell


    Are heaven and hell real? What will heaven be like? What will the day of judgement look like? Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg about heaven, hell, and the day of God's judgment.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Video: "Aliens and Strangers" by Alistair Begg

    In a world that embraces moral and cultural relativism, how are Christians supposed to live? Daniel modeled faithfulness in an alien culture—but it’s God who is the true hero of his story, teaches Alistair Begg. The same God who protected Daniel in the lions’ den moves throughout the world today, working out His plan for His people. In Christ, we can live Gospel-focused lives and remain fearless in the face of idolatry and opposition.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "In Heavenly Love Abiding" by Anna L. Waring

    In heavenly love abiding,
    No change my heart shall fear;
    And safe is such confiding,
    For nothing changes here:
    The storm may roar without me,
    My heart may low be laid;
    But God is round about me,
    And can I be dismayed?

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    A Letter of Encouragement from Alistair Begg

    Dear Friend,

    I received a great encouragement the other day. A friend of mine sent me an email in which he included two verses from the Psalms:

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    What Are the Beliefs of a Gospel-Centered Church?

    The teaching of God’s Word, the fellowship of God’s people, and the sanctification of God’s children are among the essential characteristics of a Christ-centered church. Unfortunately, for many churches today, the Gospel is not at the heart of their ministry. How can we be certain that our local churches are rooted firmly in Scripture and the Gospel’s centrality?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources