Video: "He Won't Back Down" by Alistair Begg

    Rather than repent for his failed attempts to kill David, Saul repeatedly refused to back down. The Lord’s perfect plan, however, would not be thwarted. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, God protected His servant through Jonathan’s intervention, David’s skillful evasion, Michal’s deception, and the Holy Spirit’s invasion. Like David, Jesus too is either hated as a threat or loved as a best friend. Neutrality is impossible; we must bow completely before His throne.

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    Video: "As a Man Thinketh — Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    In many ways, Saul and David were complete opposites. The king was full of bravado, while the shepherd boy was self-effacing. Saul was filled with hate, while David was clearly blessed by the Lord. Eventually, David would become king—the very thing that Saul feared. Yet even he would succumb to pride. Contrasting the two men, Alistair Begg points us forward to Christ, the only King who possesses perfect humility and sincerity.

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    Video: "As a Man Thinketh — Part One" by Alistair Begg

    Our thoughts don’t always align with our words. We see this truth illustrated in Saul, who showered David with generous invitations even as he eyed him with increasing envy and hostility. Giving the appearance of civility, Saul even offered God’s anointed king his daughter’s hand in marriage while secretly plotting to eliminate him. This attempt to override the Lord’s plan failed, teaches Alistair Begg, because God is sovereign, able to use even man’s evil schemes for His people’s good.

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    Video: "The Lord Was with Him" by Alistair Begg

    Because the Lord was with him, David was greatly successful and loved by the people—and increasingly feared and detested by King Saul. Alistair Begg examines the deep unity between David and his friend Jonathan, the soul-shattering jealousy experienced by Saul, and the Spirit-empowered victory David enjoyed in all his endeavors. Fulfilling Israel’s longing for a king who would go to battle for his people, David’s example points forward to our greater King, Jesus.

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    Video: "Anybody Hungry?" by Alistair Begg

    At Christmas gatherings, we’re often encouraged to bring our appetites. No amount of food, however, can satisfy our spiritual hunger. As Alistair Begg leads us through Mary’s song of praise, we discover that the Lord Himself is the answer for our restless hearts. Only God, through the work of His Son Jesus, can set us free from bondage to our sinful nature. When we place our trust in Christ, we will be transformed to love as He does.

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    Video: "Christmas in Genesis — Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    During Advent, believers commemorate Christ’s incarnation and anticipate His promised return. After sin entered the world, man multiplied his corruption and rebellion against God. As Alistair Begg explains, God sent a flood as a righteous judgment against sin. Not everyone perished, though. Noah found mercy and favor in God’s eyes and took shelter in the ark. While we all face the judgment of God, Jesus came to endure God’s wrath and save all who take refuge in Him.

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    Video: "Christmas in Genesis — Part One" by Alistair Begg

    Can the hope of Christmas be found in the garden of Eden? Adam and Eve enjoyed perfect relationship with God until they doubted His goodness and pushed beyond the boundaries of His plan. God, however, did not abandon them to their sin’s consequences. As Alistair Begg explains, within the context of Adam and Eve’s rebellion we receive the promise of a cure: the one who would crush the serpent’s head. We rejoice in Jesus’ birth as the fulfillment of God’s promise.

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    Video: "From Victory on to Victory" by Alistair Begg

    As Goliath assumed his battle position, he was insulted by what he saw: his opponent clearly lacked both experience and equipment. Standing in one corner of the metaphorical ring, the giant cursed David by his gods, unaware that the unassuming shepherd boy in the other corner was empowered by the one true and living God. Alistair Begg explains that Israel’s only hope rested in God’s provision of an anointed and appointed deliverer. The same God who granted David victory has also secured our victory over sin through Christ, giving us every reason for thanksgiving.

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    Video: "It's Go Time" by Alistair Begg

    As Israel stood paralyzed with fear before Goliath, David’s words put this defiant enemy in his rightful place before God. When David volunteered to go and face the giant, though, Saul doubted the young shepherd. Making his case for confronting Goliath, David expressed trust not in weapons, armor, or himself but in the Lord. Alistair Begg examines this exchange between Israel’s spiritually depleted ruler and its Spirit-filled future king, directing our gaze to the ultimate Savior and King, Jesus Christ.

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    Video: "Why Have You Come Down?" by Alistair Begg

    After forty days of Goliath’s taunting, David was dismayed to find Saul and his army still paralyzed by fear. He had no concern for the king’s reward or his brother’s approval. Rather, emboldened by a zeal for God’s glory, he asked the important question: Who can defy God? As Alistair Begg teaches, God would soon use the hands that delivered food to his brothers to deliver something far greater. No one is too great to be defeated by the Almighty, nor too small to be used for His glory.

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