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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.

Grief Turned to Joy (John 16:16-24)Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)

Why did Jesus tell His disciples, “In a little while you will see me no more,” then later assure them they would see Him again? Alistair Begg walks us through Jesus’ purpose behind these promises. The disciples’ uncertainty about their future made sense—yet today we know more than they did about Christ's resurrection. While Jesus does not say He will replace His people’s sadness with happiness, He promises something even better: to turn our sorrow into joy.

Christians Grieve Too! (1 Thessalonians 4:13)Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)

Facing confusion in the Thessalonian church about the nature of death and the certainty of Christ’s return, the apostle Paul counseled the young believers to hold fast to their hope even while grieving. Alistair Begg teaches that while Christians do grieve, we do so with hope. The Christian’s trust in the return of Jesus testifies to the watching world of the hope that we have.

My Times in Your Hands — Part One (Psalm 31) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)

The path of Christian faith is marked with periods of stress, difficulty, pain, and disappointment. In this message, Alistair Begg begins to examine some basic truths regarding God’s providence. The believer is not a victim of fate or chance but can be confident that the Lord is aware of the details of everyday life and is working all things out according to His divine plan.

My Times in Your Hands — Part Two (Psalm 31)Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)

Providence, teaches Alistair Begg, is the ongoing exercise of God’s power through which He upholds all creatures and administers all that occurs in the world. From this foundational truth, several important implications emerge: our pride is humbled, uncertainty no longer leads us to fear, and adversity need not lead to self-pity, because God is in control. If we wish to know such comfort, we must humble ourselves and rest in the security of God’s sovereignty.

A Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:1-12)Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)

Many are familiar with the Christmas story, but few appreciate that Christmas’s significance is found at the cross. Alistair Begg challenges us to consider that Jesus is also the Man of Sorrows. He was rejected by men and endured the wrath of God in the place of the rebellious, and He invites men and women everywhere to come to Him to be saved.


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