The Eternal Kingdom

Alistair Begg encourages us to look beyond what we can see, feel, and smell—to lift our eyes up from the things around us and fix them in a new direction.

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Video: “Theological Realism” by Alistair Begg

Many experts claim to have the answers to life’s most difficult questions. God’s Word, however, teaches that we are limited in our understanding and that God’s ways are inscrutable. Indeed, the writer of Ecclesiastes observed that “all is vanity.” But we are not to grow bitter and sullen. Instead, Alistair Begg encourages us to heed Scripture’s advice, taking joy in life’s simple pleasures and applying our hearts to know wisdom as it’s been revealed by God.

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: God Hears Our Cries (Part 7 of 7)

“During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”

Exodus 2:23–25
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Hymn: "Hallelujah! What a Savior!" by Philip P. Bliss

"Man of sorrows!" what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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Sermons on Dealing with Grief


At some point we are all faced with the death of a loved one; how we deal with the resulting grief can shape our outlook on life. In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds us that as Christians we have an unshakeable hope in Christ that endures beyond tears.

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Run the Race

Alistair Begg offers a word of encouragement for those of us struggling in these days of social distancing. While it’s easy to be preoccupied with current events, there’s a better place for us to focus our attention.

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Divine Work: Wallpaper

“When a soul desires Jesus, it is a sure indication of divine work within.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: Casting All Your Cares (Part 6 of 7)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”

1 Peter 5:6–9
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Hymn: "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" by John Newton

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our fear.

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The Death of Death

Alistair Begg turns to the letter to the Hebrews to remind us that death doesn’t have the final word. Even in a time when we’re especially aware of our mortality, we can turn to Jesus and find new life and hope.

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: Finding God at Rock Bottom (Part 5 of 7)

“Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.”

Genesis 39:20–23
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Video: “Singing in the Pain” by Alistair Begg

As God’s mouthpiece, Habakkuk declared God’s word to Israel, who were in rebellion. Yet even he was not prepared for God to use a foreign nation to execute judgment on His people. While he questioned God’s purposes, the prophet also listened to God’s response: that the righteous will live by faith. As Alistair Begg explains, the Lord works salvation for His people through Christ, and one day the earth will be filled with His glory. In this we can greatly rejoice!

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Add the Timeless Classic "The Pilgrim's Progress" to Your Library

Perhaps the most vivid portrayal of the Christian’s journey on the road to eternity is the classic masterpiece The Pilgrim’s Progress.

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Sermons on Sickness and Suffering

It’s commonly assumed: If you become a Christian, all your anxieties and problems will go away. As we learn to navigate the challenges of a disease that threatens lives in our communities and even in our own families, we're newly reminded that suffering is part of the Christian journey. Moreover, life’s trials can be further compounded as we face persecution for the hope we have in Jesus. Alistair Begg addresses the topic of suffering and sickness in this series of messages keenly relevant to the illness that has swept across our planet. Listen to refocus your priorities and gain fresh confidence in God during the dark seasons of life.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "We Have an Anchor"

Alistair Begg, who loves both historic and contemporary hymns, recalls one he sang as a young boy in Scotland. It’s called We Have an Anchor and provides a wonderful picture of God’s care for us, even through the fiercest storms.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "I Sing the Almighty Power of God"

During times when we find ourselves unsettled by the events in our world, Alistair Begg turns to the pages of his hymnbook to offer hope and encouragement.

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Rich in Mercy: Wallpaper

“God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.”
— Ephesians 2:4–5

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: God Is in Control (Part 4 of 7)

Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, ‘Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.’ His brothers said to him, ‘Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?’ So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.”

Genesis 37:5–8
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Video: "Life after Lockdown" by Alistair Begg

Following Jesus’ crucifixion, His disciples hid behind locked doors for fear of reprisal from the Jews. A sense of lostness had settled over them—a darkness that could not be dispelled by false hope. But Jesus did not remain in the grave! He appeared in His resurrected body, proclaiming peace to His disciples. As Alistair Begg explains, our hope is not rooted in an idea but in a risen Savior. It is this truth that enables us to proclaim the way of forgiveness to all who will believe.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "My God, I Thank You That You Made"

Alistair Begg turns to his hymnbook to help us make sense of global turmoil. With this lyric, he encourages us to remember that our Christian journey isn’t tied to earthly things, but instead is fixed on the day when we’ll meet Jesus.

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Hymn: "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus" by Helen H. Lemmel

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Alistair Begg reflects briefly on the writings of a seventeenth-century author who chronicled life during the Great Plague in London.

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Sermons on Evangelism

In these days of widespread anxiety and uncertainty, we have a wonderful opportunity to invite others to the faith and hope we have in Jesus. Nonetheless, beginning a conversation about Christ with friends and family can be difficult. It's hard to know where to start, what to say, and how best to answer the difficult questions. Sharing the Gospel is often challenging! Yet the challenge should never deter us from leading others to Jesus. Listen to or download these sermons by Alistair Begg on the topic of evangelism and be encouraged to warmly proclaim Christ.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "The Lord Eternal Reigns"

Alistair Begg shares the encouraging words of seventeenth-century hymn writer Isaac Watts, who is regarded as the father of English hymnody. Watts’s lyric in this hymn of praise affirms that the Lord's throne is built on high; He's sovereign above the turmoil that troubles us.

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: Preparing for Death (Part 3 of 7)

“Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’”

John 11:21–26
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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "When All Your Mercies, O My God"

Alistair Begg is drawing from his personal hymnbook and his favorite lyrics to help us find peace and comfort in the midst of this global pandemic. This lyric, from Joseph Addision, points us to God’s eternal providence, even during the darkest of days.

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Self-Disclosure: Wallpaper

“All we know about God does not come about as a result of our powers of deduction but on account of His self-disclosure.”
— Alistair Begg

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Hymn: "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" by Charles Wesley

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

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During COVID-19, Trust in the Good News

As we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we're reminded that "the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever" (Isaiah 40:8 ESV).

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "Sovereign Ruler of the Skies"

Alistair Begg loves hymns, and during these days of uncertainty and anxiety, he turns to his favorite lyrics for encouragement and hope. This one, from John Ryland, helps us affirm our conviction that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe and that we can rest peacefully in His sovereignty.

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: The Brevity of Life (Part 2 of 7)

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent…”

Ecclesiastes 12:1–3
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Past Plagues: Not Much Has Changed

A look back through history at earlier maladies reveals there's nothing new under the sun.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"

Alistair Begg shares one of his favorite hymn stanzas to assure us that not a day unfolds outside of God's sovereign rule. It’s a comforting truth for all of us to ruminate on during these difficult and unprecedented days of the coronavirus.

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Sermons on God's Peace

How can we live free from worry in a world turned upside down by a disease with no cure? In these extraordinary days marked by anxiousness, fear, and confusion, many don't know where to turn to find solace. This helpful selection of sermons by Alistair Begg reminds us that only in Jesus Christ can we find true and lasting peace.

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Insights for Dark Days from Alistair Begg: The Lie of Isolation (Part 1 of 7)

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I take counsel in my soul
  and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Psalm 13:1–2
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Drift: Wallpaper

“The Word of God has been given to God's people in order that in paying attention to it, in obeying its commands, in accepting its promises, and in heeding its warnings, we may not drift away.”
— Alistair Begg

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Mankind Is Powerless

Alistair Begg discusses a London Telegraph article, written in response to this pandemic, that draws our attention to the reality of how powerless mankind truly is.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"

Alistair Begg is known for his great love of hymns, and he draws from his personal hymnbook to share a lyric that reminds us that, even in these remarkably uncertain times, the God of the ages holds us fast.

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Today's Hymn Reflection from Alistair Begg: "Do You Not Know? Have You Not Heard?"

Alistair Begg looks to his hymnbook for biblical wisdom during this extraordinary time of global worry. By drawing from a lesser known hymn written by Isaac Watts, Alistair reminds us how important it is to wait upon the Lord who is all powerful and who can do all things.

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Encouragement During a Time of Uncertainty

Dear Friend,

Warmest Christian greetings to you and your family as, together, we navigate uncharted waters.

Recently, I read an article by Alasdair Groves, the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), that I found to be a great encouragement. In sharing this with you, I hope you’ll be comforted as well.

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Teach Your Child the Remarkable Story of the Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross

A very long time ago, right here in this world,
there was a garden.
In the garden, everything was wonderful.
The world was full of laughing
and playing and smiling and fun.
There was nothing bad, ever.
There was no one sad, ever.
And best of all… God was there!

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