Sermons on coping with grief

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At some point we all face the death of a loved one; How we deal with the resulting grief can affect our outlook on life. In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds us that as Christians we have an unshakable hope in Christ that lasts beyond tears.

Grief turned to joy (John 16: 16-24) – Listen (for free) Download MP3 (Free) Buy CD $ 1.25

The Bible does not promise Christians a painless and sad life, but it does promise joy that cannot be taken away. Alistair Begg teaches us that Jesus told his disciples that they would cry and complain about his death, but their grief would turn into joy at the resurrection.

Christians also mourn (1 Thessalonians 4:13) – Listen (for free) Download MP3 (Free) Buy CD $ 1.25

Given the confusion in the Thessalonian church about the nature of death and the certainty of Christ's return, the apostle Paul advised the young believers to hold on to their hope even in mourning. Alistair Begg teaches that while Christians mourn, we do so with hope. The Christian's trust in the return of Jesus testifies to the observing world of hope that we have.

My Times in Your Hands – Part One (Psalm 31) – Listen (for free) Download MP3 (Free) Buy CD $ 1.25

The path of Christian faith is marked by times of stress, difficulties, pain and disappointment. In Part 1 of this two-part message, Alistair Begg begins to examine some basic truths regarding God's providence. The believer is not a victim of fate or chance, but can be sure that the Lord is aware of the details of everyday life and works everything out according to his divine plan.

My Times in Your Hands – Part Two (Psalm 31) – Listen (for free) Download MP3 (Free) Buy CD $ 1.25

In part two of his study, Alistair Begg teaches us that total trust in God destroys pride, panic, and self-pity in our own lives, and instead a sense of responsibility for our personal choices and humility in our recognition of God's empowering and enduring power and security knowing that God always knows best and has the believer firmly in his hand.

A Man of Suffering (Isaiah 53: 1-12)– Listen (for free) Download MP3 (Free) Buy CD $ 1.25

Many know the Christmas story, but few appreciate that the meaning of Christmas lies on the cross. Alistair Begg asks us to consider that Jesus is also the man of suffering. He was rejected by men and endured God's wrath instead of rebellion, and he invites men and women everywhere to come to him to be saved.

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