Guard the Truth: Volume 3 - Alistair Begg
Realizing that the end of his life and ministry were near, the Apostle Paul reached out to a young man named Timothy. The letter penned by Paul to a junior pastor focuses on the necessity of passing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation of believers. These messages by Alistair Begg explore the final written words of the great apostle and how vitally important his instruction is for us today.
In Volume 3 of this series we look first at the difficulties and opposition that Christians may face, then at the Word of God as our ultimate source of wisdom and power. In every age and culture, God’s people must be convinced of what they believe and continue in the truth. Church leaders must guard the Gospel and pass it faithfully to those who come after. Pastors and congregations who are concerned to raise up and nurture the next generation of Christians are following the example of the Apostle Paul and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Times of Difficulty - Alistair Begg
At the start of the third chapter of his second letter to Timothy, Paul warned this young pastor about difficulties he could expect from the surrounding culture. Alistair Begg helps us see that these same difficulties have faced every generation of believers, and explains how the world’s “solutio...
Bad Men, Weak Women - Alistair Begg
Every generation of Christians deals with false teachers – people who wear a mask of godliness to hide a sinful motive – and the church Timothy led was no different. The Apostle Paul instructed this young pastor to protect the women in his flock because they were often targeted by these men. In t...
The Persecuted Church - Alistair Begg
Whether it is the overt hostility faced by Christians in other parts of the world or subtle clashes with our own society’s ungodly mindset, all true believers experience some form of the “persecution” about which Paul warned Timothy. Beginning with these verses from 2 Timothy 3, Alistair Begg hel...
Keep On! - Alistair Begg
Anything “new” can seem very appealing. However, as the Apostle Paul cautioned his young protégé Timothy, our belief and teaching must always be founded on the timeless truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From 2 Timothy 3, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of continuing onward in faith, tr...
Scripture - God Breathed - Alistair Begg
When Christians say that the Bible is “inspired by God,” what do they mean? Beginning with a classic passage in 2 Timothy 3, Alistair Begg explains that God moved human authors to write His Word and communicated all we need to know about Him and His purposes. All of the words in the Bible are God...
The Profitable Word - Alistair Begg
Like all ministers, Timothy was responsible to teach God’s truth to his congregation. In this message by Alistair Begg, we learn how the Apostle Paul urged Timothy to rely on the Scriptures alone when instructing others – the same principle Jesus used in His ministry. The Bible accomplishes its w...
The Necessary Word - Alistair Begg
What do Christians mean when we say that the Bible is “profitable” for life? Alistair Begg challenges us to consider that when the Bible speaks, God speaks, and His Word is both powerful and beneficial. Scripture brings the light of the Gospel to dark minds, empowers God’s people to battle sin, a...
The Purposeful Word - Alistair Begg
Paul commanded Timothy to hold to the Bible alone in his ministry, relying on its power to do God’s work. In this message, Alistair Begg expresses the same concern and provides examples of what can happen when church leaders lack this commitment to the truth of Scripture. When we truly believe th...
The Trustworthy Word - Alistair Begg
The Bible’s power to change us stems from the fact that it is God’s Word, spoken by Him and absolutely trustworthy. Simply agreeing with this fact is not enough, though – in order to hear God speak, we must read His Word. In this message, Alistair Begg encourages us to read the Scriptures prayerf...