Is God’s Word Still Relevant for Today’s World?

“How does the Bible apply to my life?” It’s a question often asked when readers don’t see the connection between God’s Word and God’s world. Alistair Begg addresses this question head-on through turning our attention to the words of the psalmist. By focusing on two simple yet revolutionary truths—the reality of God and the security of the believer—listeners are encouraged to stand firm on God’s promises to His people found in His true, relevant, and unshakable Word.

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The King Is Coming: Faith and Obedience in the Parable of the Minas

As Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the last time before His crucifixion, many thought He would be crowned as a king and immediately begin ruling over Israel (Luke 19:11). Jesus addressed this assumption with a parable, which is recorded in Luke 19:12–27. In Jesus’ story, a nobleman leaves his servants at home as he travels to receive a kingdom, giving each of them money to invest in his absence. His servants and citizens respond to these circumstances in different ways—some in rebellion, some in disobedience, and some in faithfulness.

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Wallpaper: Set the Mind

“To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
— Romans 8:6

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Can God Use Me?

You can probably think of someone who seems like just the sort of person God would use—someone, say, with fantastic gifts and an attractive personality. Perhaps you’ve wished you were like that person or that you had this gift or that quality so you could be more useful for Christ. Yet while it’s good to want to grow, we must remember: we often don’t measure usefulness the way God does.

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Wallpaper: Show the World

“Let us rejoice in the Lord always; let us show the world that we are a happy and a blessed people.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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Sermons on Christ’s Resurrection


The rising of Christ from the dead is at the heart of the Christian message. If Jesus is not alive, our message is in vain and our lives are without hope. In a selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explains the importance of the resurrection of Christ and that it demands a response from all.

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What Do the Saints and Scoundrels in the Gospel Teach Us about Ourselves?

The Gospel writers introduce us to several followers of Jesus who turned out to be scoundrels and scoundrels transformed to be saints. In her book Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus, author Nancy Guthrie takes a close-up look at some of these individuals, including Caiaphas and Zacchaeus, and also several groups of people, like the Pharisees and Jesus’ own family, so that we can better understand their motives, hopes, fears, flaws, successes, and failures.

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Was Jesus Always Supposed to Die on a Cross?

It’s hard to fathom Jesus Christ’s final, agonizing hours upon a Roman cross. The floggings, the torture, and the humiliation He had endured were reserved for the worst of criminals. It is no wonder, then, that with His last breath, Jesus cried out in a loud voice “Tetélestai!”—“It is finished” (John 19:30).

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Contempt, Contemplation, Conviction: Three Responses to the Resurrection of Christ

The historicity of Jesus’ death by crucifixion is widely accepted. Jesus’ resurrection, on the other hand, is still met with doubt. Everyone dies, after all, but very few people in history, even as the Bible records it, have experienced someone coming back from the dead. So from the beginning, the resurrection, and particularly its implications, has proven a stumbling block for many.

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Wallpaper: Entirely Undeserved

“God, in the immensity of His love, has taken and credited me the righteousness of Jesus Christ, a credit that is entirely undeserved. Why would I then do anything other than grant to people something of that same measure of forgiveness?”
— Alistair Begg

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Weighed Down by a Guilty Conscience? There Is Hope.

The central message of the book of Hebrews is the superiority of Jesus Christ. Chapter after chapter declares that Jesus surpasses all that came before Him and all that exists in creation. This glorious truth leads the writer to conclude that the new covenant Jesus inaugurated is superior to the old covenant with its laws, regulations, priests, and sacrifices—including in the way it deals with a guilty conscience.

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This World Is Not Our Home: Six Marks of a Heavenly Citizen

In Philippians 3:20, Paul lays down a principle that has been a great hope for each ensuing generation of believers: “Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Peter puts this concept another way in his first letter, calling the Christians to whom he writes “sojourners and exiles” in their own country (1 Peter 2:11).

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Wallpaper: Through Me

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
John 14:6–7 (ESV)

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How Would You Have Reacted to the Discovery of the Empty Tomb?


Dear Friend,

Have you ever wondered how you would have reacted to the discovery of the empty tomb? If you are tempted to believe that you would have assembled the scattered disciples and led them in the singing of “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” then you are in a class of your own! When Mary Magdalene announced to the bewildered disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” the news did not inspire faith. Instead, John tells us, “on the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews…”

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What Does It Look Like to Be a Faithful Disciple?

Many of us have our favorite “heroes” in the Scriptures—great figures of the faith like Moses, Joshua, or Ruth, or perhaps more obscure ones like Mary, Martha, or Silas. But when we think of biblical heroes, Ananias—a seemingly random man who played a key role in Saul’s conversion and discipleship—may not immediately spring to mind. He’s not one of the “big ones,” and he only appears in a few short verses in Acts 9 and once again in Acts 22:12.

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Experience Jesus’ Final Hours in ‘Lessons From the Upper Room’

As the shadow of the cross loomed, Jesus shared some of His final hours with His closest friends. They sat with Him, unaware of what would happen the next day, and He served them, taught them, and prayed for them. What would it have been like in that quiet upper room, without even a house servant to wash their feet? Did they realize this was not a typical Passover meal?

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