Video: "The Spirit, Descending and Departing" by Alistair Begg

    God chooses to use unlikely people for unlikely tasks in unlikely places. To serve the Lord, we’re not expected simply to muster up adequate inner strength. Rather, God Himself enables us through His Spirit. We see this illustrated in 1 Samuel when the Holy Spirit descended upon David and departed from Saul, radically altering both lives. To do God’s work, cautions Alistair Begg, we need the Spirit’s empowering. His presence is crucial, even as His absence is dreadful.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "Amazing Love (My Lord, What Love is This)" by Graham Kendrick

    My Lord, what love is this
    That pays so dearly
    That I, the guilty one
    May go free!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Meet Eleven Insightful Puritan Writers in "The Glory of Grace"

    Richard Baxter. Jeremiah Burroughs. John Bunyan. Samuel Rutherford. Do these names sound familiar? The last several decades have seen an increase in the popularity of the Puritans’ writings. If you’ve never benefited from the impassioned writings of these believers don’t miss requesting this month’s book selection from Truth For Life. It’s called The Glory of Grace, and it introduces eleven Puritans, in their own words, with writings on topics including suffering, contentment, loss, assurance, daily discipleship, and more.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    This Moment: Wallpaper

    "If you're waiting until tomorrow to begin to live for Jesus Christ, tomorrow is too late. This moment is the only moment that you have to live for Jesus Christ, because life is very brief."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "For Myself a King, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    When Saul’s disobedience prompted the Lord’s rejection of his kingship, Samuel was sent to anoint a new king over Israel. This time God, not the people, chose the king. Paraded before Samuel, Jesse’s older sons were impressive to the human eye—yet God rejected them in favor of the youngest, David. Although we see with the eyes, explains Alistair Begg, God sees according to His sovereign will and purposes.

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    Video: "For Myself a King, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    Those familiar with the story of 1 Samuel know King David as “a man after God’s own heart.” Alistair Begg helps us consider how this description speaks more to God’s character than to David’s. David was not anointed as king because of his personal qualities. Rather, God chose him according to His electing love and perfect will. Many years later, God would choose another King to come from Bethlehem—one even greater, who would be the Savior of His people.

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    Hymn: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" by Isaac Watts

    When I survey the wondrous cross
    On which the Prince of glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Alistair Begg on His Favorite Hymn

    Dear Friend,

    Perhaps my favorite hymn is “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.” It was written by Scotsman Henry Francis Lyte and it is inspired by Psalm 103. When Susan and I were married in 1975, Susan chose the melody, composed by John Goss in 1868, as her processional music. It served to turn our attention from ourselves to the grace, favor, and glory of God.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    Substance: Wallpaper

    "The great span of God's providential care gives substance, foundation, and meaning to my existence."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Watch Alistair Begg on The Pastor Well Podcast

    Watch Alistair Begg as he discusses preaching, marriage and long-term ministry on The Pastor Well Podcast with Pastor Hershael York.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


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