What Is Salvation?: A Question Worth Considering This Easter

The Easter season is a celebration of the Gospel. As we remember Jesus’ passion, death on the cross, and triumphant resurrection from the grave, we aren’t just marking an anniversary. We are remembering that, in the words of Paul, “when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us” (Titus 3:4–5). Holy Week is a time to recall God’s magnificent work of salvation.

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Wallpaper: Sun of Heaven’s Love

“Thanksgiving should always follow answered prayer, just as the mist of earth’s gratitude rises when the sun of heaven’s love warms the ground.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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Hymn: “Make Me a Captive, Lord” by George Matheson

Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.
Force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life’s alarms when by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms, and strong shall be my hand.

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Lessons on Persecution from a Former Persecutor

The phrase “persecuted church” tends to carry our minds to other parts of the world, where Christians suffer severely for their faith in Christ. But the New Testament makes it startlingly clear that persecution isn’t limited to a select group of believers. Paul summed up the plain truth in 2 Timothy 3:12 when he wrote, “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (emphasis added).

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Four Reasons Studying Doctrine Matters

Only when we come to know God will we come to love Him. In his sermon “The Apostles’ Teaching,” Alistair Begg reminds us that Christian doctrine is fundamentally important for every believer. He turns to Bruce Milne’s modern classic, Know the Truth, to consider four reasons why:

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Wallpaper: Guides of your Life

“Treasure up these faithful sayings. Let them be the guides of your life, your comfort, and your instruction.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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The Depths of Sin and the Hope of Forgiveness

As he begins his plea to God in Psalm 130, the psalmist describes himself in a metaphorical location: “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!” To the Hebrew writers and readers of the Psalms, “the depths” was a way of speaking about the sea, and the sea was a dangerous place. When they talked about the depths, they were talking about drowning.

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‘Know the Truth’ Will Answer Your Questions About What Christians Believe

Christian doctrine matters—not simply to pastors, leaders, and theology students but to all who desire to follow Jesus. If you want to know who God is, who you are, and what God desires from you, then you’ll be helped by being a diligent student of Scripture and correctly understanding Christian doctrine.

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Forty Days in the Wilderness: Lessons from Jesus’ Temptation

Temptation is a familiar part of life for us all. If we’re honest, we can admit that it doesn’t take much to lead us astray when we let our guard down. Most of us give in far more easily than we’d like to admit. By nature, we’re more inclined to run in our own direction than to follow God’s lead. So what can we do to avoid temptation’s pitfalls and stay on the narrow path?

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Wallpaper: Lord of the Word

“It's very possible to stay close to the Word of the Lord and not be close to the Lord of the Word.”
— Alistair Begg

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5 Bible Verses on the Second Coming of Christ

Mark 13:33 “Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.”

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Sermons on Free Will and Predestination


Free will and predestination have been topics of great debate over the years. How do we exercise free will if God already knows the outcome of our decision? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explores both topics, looking to the Bible for clarity on the debate.

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Yes, You Should Pray for Riches. But What Kind?

One day, you and I are going to be very, very rich.

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Wallpaper: A Crown of Righteousness

“Jesus’ crown was a crown of thorns in order that we might have a crown of righteousness.”
— Alistair Begg

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Sweet Fruit from a Thorny Tree: Lessons on Suffering from Charles Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was no stranger to suffering. Known in his day as the “Prince of Preachers,” Spurgeon faced trials of various kinds throughout his life, some physical, some circumstantial, some internal and personal. Such a man—one so saturated with Scripture and seasoned through suffering—has much wisdom to offer us. This is wisdom for everyone, because the question of suffering is not a question of if we will face it, but when. Suffering is one of life’s certainties, as is the good which God produces through it. We would therefore do well to listen to the Spurgeon as he offers counsel to prepare us for the suffering we will face.

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Alistair Begg Encourages Us to Know What We Believe


Dear Friend,

In 1976, when I was assistant to Derek Prime at Charlotte Chapel, Bruce Milne was a guest speaker for a special weekend. I can still recall his sermons and the manner in which they were delivered. As a young man, hoping to learn how to preach, I paid careful attention, as he provided a model of humility, clarity, and warm persuasiveness. In due course, he moved to Canada to lecture alongside the late J. I. Packer at Regent College. His best-known book has been a staple diet for the leadership here at Parkside. Know the Truth is of immense help in understanding basic Christian doctrine. The very fact that, half a century on, we are offering it to you this month suggests that it is already a classic.

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6 Bible Verses on Baptism

Acts 2:41 “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.”

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Enjoy the Privileges of Local Church Participation

In his brand-new book Love Your Church: 8 Great Things about Being a Church Member, pastor Tony Merida explains the biblical model of the church that Jesus established. The blessing of community, he writes, requires coming together, not distancing ourselves from our spiritual brothers and sisters. Merida explains that it’s a great privilege to belong to God’s church and family—and just like you’ll find in any family, the privileges come with responsibilities.

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