Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson Discuss the Book of Romans

In 1959, the Scottish theologian John Murray published the first volume of his commentary on the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. Commenting on this book, Alistair Begg has said, “This has been my favorite commentary on Romans for the past forty-seven years. It is a must for every serious student of the Bible.”

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Wallpaper: Our Earthly Paths

“Jesus does not demonstrate sympathy from a distance; He intimately knows the pain and challenge of enduring temptation. He walked our earthly paths.”
— Alistair Begg

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What Does Obedience Have to Do with Following Jesus?

 

When Jesus called the first disciples, He called them to leave everything and follow Him. In other words, He asked them to put their faith in Him. But they didn’t simply say they believed. They didn’t pull one bumper sticker off their boat and replace it with another. They left the boat behind. On the foundation of their faith, they stepped forward in obedience. What does it mean to follow Jesus? It means not only to call Him “Lord” but also to honor Him as Lord by obeying His commands.

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12 Bible Verses on Suffering

ROMANS 8:18“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

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Wallpaper: Transformation

“The resurrected Savior came to the disciples in their darkness, fear, and sadness, and He brought transformation. Their unbelief turned to belief, their sadness to gladness.”
— Alistair Begg

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The Words We Speak

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” (Proverbs 10:9–11)

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

 

In 1 Corinthians 7:17–24, Paul called for stability and contentment among believers regardless of their station in life. He used circumcision and slavery as illustrations to describe God’s sovereignty over the social and religious barriers of his day. Similarly, Alistair Begg urges us to enjoy contented Christian lives, irrespective of external circumstances, by allowing God to work within us and by enjoying a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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Wallpaper: A Purpose for You

“If you find yourself in the desert, don’t just find a broom tree to lie down under. Don’t assume your best days lie behind you. God has a purpose for you and me. He completes what He begins.”
— Alistair Begg

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Where Do You Score on the Gratitude Scale?

 

Are you a grumbler or grateful? It's a question that requires some introspection. Does your mind gravitate towards what's good and what's working or do you first focus on problems and the next set of challenges to overcome?

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Are You a Grumbler? Read ‘The Grumbler’s Guide to Giving Thanks’.

In the busyness of the weekly routine, it can be easy to forget to give thanks for all that God has provided. And sometimes, the challenges and frustrations that mark some seasons of life can leave us feeling—well, plainly ungrateful. But we’re called to give thanks always, in every circumstance. So how do we do that more earnestly?

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The Deadly Fruit of Hatred

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12)

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10 Bible Verses on Contentment

PHILIPPIANS 4:11–13“I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

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Wallpaper: Dive In

“The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: My soul shall dive in...”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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The Danger of Disqualification

When you read the apostle Paul’s letters, it’s clear that some of his favorite metaphors and analogies for the Christian life come from the realm of athletics. For example, in Philippians, he speaks of pressing on like a runner toward the goal of knowing Christ (3:14). Near the end of his life, he describes his ministry as one in which he “fought the good fight” and “finished the race” (2 Tim. 4:7). And in 1 Corinthians 9:25–27, Paul draws a parallel—one that is worth our time and attention—between the self-control and discipline needed for both athletic competition and the Christian life.

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Four Ways to Preach Like Jesus

In the years of His earthly ministry, Jesus’ primary task was to proclaim God’s word. He also came to heal the sick, feed the hungry, and work wonders, but He Himself was clear about the highest priority: “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God … for I was sent for this purpose” (Luke 4:43). At the heart of Christ’s ministry was His role as a teacher. In this, He is the model to all of us who are called to do the same. It is good—and humbling!—for us to learn from the example of Jesus so that we might assess ourselves against it.

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Alistair Begg On How to Care for Others


Dear Friend,

Pastors:

I was recently asked, “Why is the Bible difficult to understand?” In responding, I referenced the part in the Westminster Confession which explains that “not all things in Scripture are equally plain in themselves or equally clear to all,” while the things which are needed to be known, believed, and observed for salvation are clear and may be understood by all. Later on, as I thought about the question, it occurred to me that I might have answered, “So that I have a job!” It is an immense privilege to labor in preaching and teaching. On behalf of the fellow pastors, I say thank you to our congregations for their prayerful encouragement. Perhaps this should be a month of appreciation for pastors’ wives. They play a huge role in keeping us from the perils of conceit or despair.

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Wallpaper: In Your Hands

“Since my times are in your hands, I am not tossed about on the oceans of chance.”
— Alistair Begg

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‘Partners in the Gospel: 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives’

When a man is called into ministry, it often involves years of study, seminary, and internships—but there is often little preparation for his wife who serves alongside him. Partners in the Gospel: 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives addresses the joys and challenges that come along with the unique role of a pastor’s wife so that she is better equipped to care for the church and her family.

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