Video: "Be Strong, Stand Firm" by Alistair Begg

    Defeated but not yet destroyed, Satan is still working to spoil the relationships and the righteousness of God’s children. Writing to the Ephesians, Paul gave two imperatives for Christians as we engage in conflict against the devil: be strong and stand fast. Alistair Begg helps listeners understand that our strength comes from the grace of God through the promises of the Gospel. Resting in the knowledge of Christ’s victory over Satan, we can stand firm in the faith God has given us as we face the attacks of the enemy.

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    Video: "A Call to Battle" by Alistair Begg

    At the end of his letter to the Ephesians, Paul called his readers to arms against the devil. This conclusion isn’t an afterthought, but the logical consequence of God’s purposes worked out among His people. Alistair Begg addresses the reality that Satan is a personal and powerful being who, though defeated, continues to act with his agents to oppose God. When men and women are united to Christ, they become Satan’s enemies and the objects of his opposition to God’s plan to unite all things together in Christ Jesus.

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    Video: "Remember!" By Alistair Begg

    The author of Ecclesiastes examined the dead-end streets that men and women travel, exposing the futility of a world without God, before concluding with a most important plea: “Remember your Creator.” Alistair Begg helps us understand this plea to abandon self-sufficiency in light of the grim picture of our certain physical decline. When we find our purposeful delight in fearing God, this reverential awe banishes all other fears and draws us to our Father with certainty that Christ has provided a way for us to know Him and to rest confidently in His salvation.

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    Video: "Spiritual Warfare, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    Jesus secured salvation for all believers when He defeated Satan at the cross. Until Christ returns, however, spiritual warfare rages on in this world and should not be easily dismissed. In His mercy, God has provided the armor by which we can withstand such fierce opposition. In this overview of God’s protective provision, Alistair Begg exhorts us to resist Satan’s accusations, look outside ourselves to Christ, and recall the truth that in Christ, we already have the victory.  [Part Two]

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    Video: "Spiritual Warfare, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    Every believer dwells in the spiritual realm and will encounter battle with our adversary, the devil, until Christ’s return. Alistair Begg urges us to remain alert to Satan’s subtle, fiery darts, and outlines a practical strategy to employ in the midst of the struggle. As students of God’s Word, we can persevere—conscious of our weakness, but strong in the Lord; resolute because of His goodness; and with every confidence in our unity with the One who reigns victorious. [Part One]

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    Video: "Slaves and Masters, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    Man’s chief end is “to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” By nature, we don’t do that, but the Gospel creates within our hearts a longing to do the good works that God has prepared for us. Within the workplace, this change is evidenced by transformed relationships and transformed work. Alistair Begg reminds us that the Christian standard for employees requires sincere, wholehearted obedience. When we realize that all of our work is done for Christ, it reorients our perspective from our own performance to the glory of God.

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    Video: "Slaves and Masters, Part Three" by Alistair Begg

    The Gospel breaks down barriers that separate individuals in the world. When Paul instructed redeemed masters, for example, he reminded them that as brothers in Christ, masters and slaves stood equal before God. Alistair Begg teaches that the same holds true for Christian employers and employees today. Regardless of job status, they ultimately serve and answer to an impartial God. Rather than bully those under their supervision, Christian employers should extend grace to their employees without qualification, transforming threats into encouragement.

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    Video: "Slaves and Masters, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    When Paul addressed slaves and masters in his letter to the Ephesians, he was not driven by social or political reform but by the Gospel: Practically, Paul was in no position to bring about the abolition of slavery; theologically, he could not detract from the priority of the message of Jesus Christ. Alistair Begg reminds us that the Church’s calling is not to change the culture, but to share the only thing that can change the human heart–the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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    Video: "A Word to Fathers, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul provides instruction on how children should be raised, but it’s not a short-term fix: Biblical parenting requires a pattern of discipline and instruction, carried out in the Lord and shaped by His loving discipline. Alistair Begg helps us understand Scripture’s imperatives to nurture tenderly, discipline biblically, and instruct purposefully. Parenting at its best will be shaped by the Gospel and motivated by the desire to see our children know, love, and follow Christ.

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    Video: "The Discipline of the Father" by Alistair Begg

    We might be tempted to associate “the discipline of God” with our earthly fathers, but men at their best are marked by flawed motives and imperfect methods. Alistair Begg encourages us to remember that God’s discipline is perfect: He disciplines His children through trials, in love and wisdom, so that we will be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus. We should not respond to His discipline with careless indifference or give into the temptation to be overwhelmed by our difficulties. Instead, recognizing that God disciplines us as His beloved children, we can entrust ourselves to the wisdom of His purposes and grow to maturity in Christ.

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