Who Is God? What Is Man?

Unless we first understand God’s identity, we will never make sense of our own. So who is God? Psalm 8 proclaims that He is the Lord, the ruler of all things who created mankind in His image. Our inherent dignity, however, has been tarnished by sin. Contrasting God’s greatness with humanity’s frailty, Alistair Begg demonstrates the immense care for us that God expressed through the death of His Son, Jesus. It is this God alone who reaches out to us, answering the deepest questions of our souls.

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“Will God Indeed Dwell with Man on the Earth?”

Solomon’s prayer at the dedication of the Lord’s temple acknowledged that no earthly dwelling could hold the God of creation. The wonder of the incarnation, Alistair Begg explains, is that an uncontainable God took on flesh and became Emmanuel, “God with us.” God’s plan has always been a person, not a place. Jesus’ glory outshone that of the temple, and His death enables us to draw near to God. Though ascended to heaven, Christ still dwells among His church, a new temple of “living stones” unified by the work of the Holy Spirit.

 

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8 Bible Verses on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

EPHESIANS 5:20“… giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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God Is Still at Work: A Lesson from Paul’s Life

Paul’s appearance before the Sanhedrin in Acts 22 provides a glimpse of the ordinariness of the extraordinary apostle. In this message, Alistair Begg traces the thread that shows how God worked in and through all the details of Paul’s life, including violence, hostility, regrets, and disappointments. Paul’s story reminds us that God continues to work out His purpose for each of us through the good, bad, and ordinary events of our lives.

 

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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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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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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

When hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, or other disasters occur, we tend to think that God has fallen asleep on the job. Why would He let something like this happen? This timeless question finds its answer in God‘s providential and loving care. This is a God who plants His footsteps in the sea, and the winds and the waves obey Him. This message was given in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but an understanding that God has loving reasons for all such events helps us rise above the storm, setting our minds and hearts on solid ground.

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How to Study the Bible’s Toughest Passages

Without the ascension, Christ’s nativity, passion, and resurrection would have been pointless. The ascension is the defining moment that marked the end of Jesus’ personal ministry on earth and the beginning of the Great Commission. Alistair Begg walks us through the Gospel plan, the Holy Spirit’s enabling power, and the personnel God uses to accomplish His purposes. As every believer joins in His mission, Jesus continues to reign from heaven, seeking the lost through weak, fearful servants like us.

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“I’m Not Ashamed of the Gospel”

The apostle Paul was driven by a passionate commitment to the Gospel because he recognized that it is the power of God for the salvation of sinners. Alistair Begg challenges us to measure our own commitment to the Gospel by this standard. Those who are in Christ should be marked by a transformed life and a passion for the Gospel that is fueled by loving communion with the Lord Jesus.

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“The Man on the Middle Cross Said I Can Come”

While most people would agree that our world is broken, they may not agree about how to fix it. In the following clip, Alistair looks to the unique experience of the thief on the cross as a reminder that the only solution to brokenness is found in the execution of an innocent man: Jesus, the Son of God.

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