Video: "Grace—Faith—Jesus" by Alistair Begg

    Burdened by his works-based religion, Martin Luther knew no peace until God’s Spirit revealed the Gospel’s message of grace. At his conversion, Luther acknowledged that salvation is not based on merit; rather, it comes by grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone. In this Reformation Sunday sermon, Alistair Begg highlights the grace and love of God, who works to call sinners to Himself. Whether we are weighed down by failure or enslaved to pride, we can find forgiveness at the cross of Jesus.

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    Video: "King on the Run" by Alistair Begg

    Is it permissible to lie when telling the truth could lead to tragedy? On the run from Saul, David lied to Ahimelech about not being alone. The priest then helped the fugitive by giving him holy bread. How did Ahimelech decide he could break ceremonial law and share the bread reserved for priests? Alistair Begg examines this strange episode in David’s life, whose circumstances—despite his decisions—point forward to the greater King, Jesus.

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    Video: "Interpreting the Bible" by Alistair Begg

    How did David, the faith-filled hero who defeated Goliath, become a fearful fugitive relying on lies and deception? Before we approach difficult passages like 1 Samuel 21, we need to understand how to faithfully study God’s Word. Walking us through a list of proper Bible study habits, Alistair Begg reminds us to focus on the Bible’s main purpose and to allow Scripture to frame our interpretation. Only then can we make sense of David’s behavior while he was on the run.

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    Video: "Aliens and Strangers" by Alistair Begg

    In a world that embraces moral and cultural relativism, how are Christians supposed to live? Daniel modeled faithfulness in an alien culture—but it’s God who is the true hero of his story, teaches Alistair Begg. The same God who protected Daniel in the lions’ den moves throughout the world today, working out His plan for His people. In Christ, we can live Gospel-focused lives and remain fearless in the face of idolatry and opposition.

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    Video: "Steadfast Love — Part One" by Alistair Begg

    David’s circumstances were grim. One false step away from death at the king’s hand, he appealed to his friend Jonathan for help. Jonathan’s loyalty to David, however, meant rejecting his father, Saul. Examining the strong commitment between David and Jonathan, Alistair Begg points us to an even greater covenant: God’s eternal devotion to His people. As believers, our security rests in God’s steadfast love―a love that will never let us go.

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    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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