What does the Bible say about divorce? Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg about marriage, divorce and remarriage.   Divorce and Remarriage (Matthew 19:1-9) — Listen | Download MP3 In order to understand what the Bible teaches about divorce, we must first understand what it teaches regarding the nature of marriage. Following Christ’s example, Alistair Begg appeals to the authority of Scripture to teach us how to think biblically about this difficult topic as we consider what marriage is and how that affects its dissolution. Divorce — Part One (Mark 10:1-9) — Listen | Download MP3 Because marriage is…

“By a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” (Hebrews 10:14) Why should God let us into heaven? It’s one of the most important questions we can ask. If we answer honestly, we can say nothing other than God, You shouldn’t let me into heaven. But I’m here, and it’s all because of the invitation of the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, our salvation is all grace. It’s all God. It’s all on the basis of what Jesus has accomplished. Under the old covenant, the priest offered and reoffered and reoffered sacrifices to God. The…

“Man’s ways are variable, but God’s ways are everlasting.” — C.H. Spurgeon Click Below to Download your Image: Apple Devices:iPadsiPhones Other Devices:Android PhonesAmazon FireMicrosoft Surface Social MediaFacebook BannerFacebook PostTwitter PostInstagram Post Desktop ComputerLargeSmall

Men are often masters of delegation. Give them a task, and they can quickly assign just the right person to do it. A simple phone call? Let the office assistant make the connection. Household chore? One of the kids can get it done. Delegation can be a wonderful thing—but what about abdication? What if we assign away our responsibilities? That is largely the sad state of Christian fatherhood today. Fathers are meant to nurture and admonish their children in the Lord Jesus. In an age of self-promotion and unprecedented leisure time, however, the daily task of fathering has struck too…

Genesis 1:27“So God created man in his own image,  in the image of God he created him;  male and female he created them.” Commentary form the sermon “‘I Take You’” by Alistiar Begg “‘From the beginning … “God made them male and female”’ (Mark 10:6). That’s their gender: male and female. He didn’t make them transgender or any other kind of gender. He made them male and female. And He showed them how everything is supposed to work, and they figured it out really well. And it’s clear not only concerning the gender but also concerning the number. He didn’t make a…

All marriages have challenges, because a union between two sinners—even a God-ordained union—isn’t going to be perfect. But encouragement from Gospel-Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love like Saints will help you understand that a marriage’s greatest chance for success comes when both husband and wife adhere to God’s design. Gospel-Shaped Marriage explores the biblical history of marriage and how it provides the foundation for our marital relationships today. The book explains how marriage is meant to mirror Christ’s relationship with the church. This is a framework that often contradicts our culture’s preference for establishing relationships structured according to the…

Even in a time of tumult and uncertainty regarding education in our culture, the book of Proverbs remains a timeless course in wise living. It’s self-described purpose is for its readers “to know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth” (Prov. 1:2–4). It teaches us what it means to walk the path God has appointed. How do we get this wisdom? The Bible’s answer may surprise you. The entire book of Proverbs can be summarized by…

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You’re likely familiar with the term catechism: a statement of faith or the study of Scriptural doctrine using the practice of group recitation. The earliest catechisms date all the way back to the first century. They were used to teach foundational beliefs to the early Christian church. Christian catechisms have been used ever since to explain the Gospel clearly and comprehensively, and also to lay out the building blocks on which the Gospel is based, such as the biblical doctrines of God, human nature, sin, and more. Catechisms help Christians avow the truth of Scripture in a way that not…

The subject of the Holy Spirit causes confusion for many people. Indeed, more nonsense seems to be spoken in relationship to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit than nearly any other Christian doctrine. So, if we wish to understand the Spirit’s identity and work, we must take special care to do so within the framework and controls of the Bible itself. Thankfully, the Bible has much to say about the Holy Spirit. While not exhaustive, the following survey of Scripture’s teaching about the Spirit will help to shape our understanding of who He is and what He does. The Holy…

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Of all the worldly choices we will ever face, the decision about whether to marry, and then whom to marry, is as crucial as any. If we desire to shine as lights in a dark world, pointing toward Christ in every facet of life, is it fair to say that one way to do so is to embrace singleness? In order to answer that question adequately, we must pay careful attention to what the Bible teaches about the single state. Admittedly, this is a subject that is both highly relevant and, for many, emotionally charged and extremely personal. We ought…

Dear Friend, Learning how to swing a golf club successfully is not easy, but it is straightforward. One of my heroes, Byron Nelson, entitled his autobiography How I Played the Game. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, 11 of them consecutively. The key to his success lay not in spectacular displays of individual talent but in his ability to “do the basics” well and with consistency. As in golf, so too in marriage: it is not easy, but it is straightforward, and learning to “do the basics” is vitally important. It all begins with God’s gracious provision from the beginning:…

In a sea of many marriage books to choose from, Alistair Begg’s Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure will remind you that God’s heart and design for marriage is one of long-lasting joy. We live in a world of high divorce rates, but with God, failure is never final. Alistair’s balance of biblical foundation and practical advice will show you that marriage isn’t easy, but it is straightforward, and when you approach your relationship with the care of a gardener, you can experience a lasting, loving marriage. Lasting Love examines how countless little decisions made over time can either…

“The man of faith has committed himself to the truth of Jesus, has assented to that truth, is no longer looking to himself or at himself but rather looking away from himself, looking to Christ.” — Alistair Begg Click Below to Download your Image: Apple Devices:iPadsiPhones Other Devices:Android PhonesAmazon FireMicrosoft Surface Social MediaFacebook BannerFacebook PostTwitter PostInstagram Post Desktop ComputerLargeSmall

We live in a culture marked in many ways by self-promotion, selfism, and fierce individualism. For many, the ideal is to “be your best self,” to “live your best life.” It is to proclaim, “I am unique, and I will make much of my uniqueness. I define my own existence.” And as a new group of young adults graduates this year and embarks on life’s journey, commencement speakers are telling them things like this: “You are the most significant generation that has ever lived. You have gifts that can change the world. You have the opportunity to write your story,…

Young men and women entering college or taking their first steps out into the working world will quickly find their faith put to the test. Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” and to “seize the day” without regard for eternal consequences. The pressure to thrive in a competitive society can lead to broken friendships and disappointments, even as it lures young adults away from devotion to Christ. Volume 1: Listen (Free) | Download (Free – 150mb)  In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg draws from Scripture to teach audiences of college students about holding firm to Christian…

Without the ascension, Christ’s nativity, passion, and resurrection would have been pointless. The ascension is the defining moment that marked the end of Jesus’ personal ministry on earth and the beginning of the Great Commission. Alistair Begg walks us through the Gospel plan, the Holy Spirit’s enabling power, and the personnel God uses to accomplish His purposes. As every believer joins in His mission, Jesus continues to reign from heaven, seeking the lost through weak, fearful servants like us. Listen to the message “He Was Taken Up to Heaven” Read the full transcript

John Stott once wrote, “Forgiveness is as indispensable to the life and health of the soul as food is for the body.”1 Many people suffer from misery of the soul because they have withheld forgiveness or because it has been withheld from them. The words “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you” are painfully difficult to utter with sincerity. But this shouldn’t be true of God’s people! Indeed, a readiness to forgive is one of the markers that Jesus has given His church to show that it is set apart as His. But Scripture doesn’t simply say, “Forgive, or else!” Instead,…

“If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will display its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him.” — C.H. Spurgeon Click Below to Download your Image: Apple Devices:iPadsiPhones Other Devices:Android PhonesAmazon FireMicrosoft Surface Social MediaFacebook BannerFacebook PostTwitter PostInstagram Post Desktop ComputerLargeSmall

On one occasion, Jesus asked, “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?” (Luke 12:51). Ask that question about Jesus to the average person today, and they will respond, “Well, yeah, of course!” Many people rightly understand that Jesus is a champion of love, forgiveness, and harmony. That’s why His own answer to the question is so surprising: “No, I tell you, but rather division.” Scripture certainly does testify that Jesus is for peace. At His birth, the angels sang, “Peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14). This was in accord with the…