Sermons on Bible Satisfaction
We know what we know about God just because He chose to reveal it to us – and the main means of this revelation is the Bible. Scripture does its job in our lives by trusting its authority as the inspired Word of God. In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg exhorts Christians to cling to the Bible's sufficiency for salvation, transformation, and preaching.
Not a Jot or Tittle (2 Timothy 3: 14-17, Matthew 5:18) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
In a collapsing culture, we largely have to find our own explanations for the meaning and value of life. In contrast, Jesus and the apostles advocated the authority and infallibility of Scripture – and their belief was confirmed in their daily lives. Alistair Begg affirms that the Bible is absolutely trustworthy, divinely inspired, and sufficient to do the service, and calls on us to serve future generations by fearlessly preaching, applying, living, and loving God's Word.
Let the lion out (2 Timothy 4: 1-5) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
When starting a new job, it is important to recognize the tasks, challenges and requirements for the position. When Timothy was preparing to preach the gospel, Paul also advised him on what was required for his task. Alistair Begg reviews Paul's instructions and teaches today's pastors to share Paul's goal – to rely on God's Word to accomplish God's work through his Spirit. As the word is being preached, pastors should be mindful of biblical truths and teach patiently while God opens blind eyes and softens hard hearts.
Loyal Fellowship (Revelation 2: 12-29) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
In each local church, some members are faithful to Christ and grow in grace, while others mix their faith with non-biblical teachings. The first-century churches in Pergamon and Thyatira were no exception, and when Jesus wrote these believers in Revelation 2, his words “I know you” contained both praise and warning. In this message, Alistair Begg explains how we can apply these principles in our lives today by avoiding moral compromises and affirming the authority of God's Word.
Crisis in the Church (Acts 24: 22-27) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
The modern church is in the midst of a crisis: we elevate personality above character, produce entertainment instead of worship, and “tell stories” instead of preaching God's Word. All three problems are symptoms of greater confusion about theology and its application. Alistair Begg asks us to solve this crisis by combining the biblical text with a clear view of culture – that is, seeking and proclaiming the truth for life.
The frugality of Scripture (Psalm 19: 7-11) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
We know how important reading the Bible is to Christian belief. But do we know how to use it? As Alistair Begg shows, the message of the Bible is not only relevant, but also trustworthy, insightful, rewarding and sufficient to convert or revive our souls. By reading it we get to know the spirit and will of God. Do our lives show the importance we attach to God's Word?