Sermons on serving
As Christians we are called to serve; Christ has given us all gifts and it is our responsibility, our privilege and our joy to use them for his kingdom. In these selected sermons, Alistair Begg discusses how to serve others in leadership, in family life, and in our communities.
Ten Signs of Leadership (Nehemiah 1-2) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
At least a good leader efficiently manages and monitors others. However, God's Word shows us that true leadership involves much more. Alistair Begg looks at the actions of Nehemiah, an exemplary leader who prayed, overcame fear, and took the initiative. Nothing works without a leader, and today's churches need people who can increase God's glory by guarding his flock with excellence, conviction, and vision.
Ministry of Family Affairs (1 Corinthians 16: 15-18) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
How would others describe your household? When Paul turned to the self-centered Corinthians, he pointed to Stephansa's household as an outstanding example of Christian love. In this message, Alistair Begg goes into more detail about the characteristics that this ordinary Christian family has highlighted in their church and community. One of the most compelling ways to share our faith is to openly maintain a lifestyle of love, service, and devotion to the Lord Jesus.
Trials of True Christian Love (1 John 4: 7-10) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
Many people use the expression "God is love" without really understanding it. In this sermon, Alistair Begg questions ideas of divine love that rule out holy judgment and anger. Scripture explains the true nature of God's love: it finds its origin in Him, its expression through the life, death and resurrection of Christ, and its purpose to bring us into relationship with Him. If we understand these qualities, our lives will be flooded with love for others and will reveal God's love visibly to the unloved.
We Belong Together – Part Two (Romans 12: 3-8) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
No matter how God endowed an individual, the purpose of our spiritual gifts is the same: harmony, well-being and growth of the body of Christ. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds us that our gifts are not for personal fulfillment, but for the impact and growth of the community of believers. As followers of Jesus, we belong together and not only gather to receive but also to give.
Serving God in the Oven (Daniel 3) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
How do we respond to persecution? In part, our reaction can be determined by our view of God's sovereignty. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow to idols and as a result stood in front of a fiery furnace. Alistair Begg examines the details of God's miraculous salvation of his servants and asks us to submit and serve God with our bodies and our lives, especially in the face of difficulties.