Alistair Begg on the Basics of Marriage

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 ...

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Is God’s Word Still Relevant For Today’s World?

“How does the Bible apply to my life?” It’s a question often asked when readers don’t see the connection between God’s Word and God’s world. Alistair Begg addresses this question head-on through turning our attention to the words of the psalmist. By focusing on two simple yet revolutionary truths—the reality of God and the security of the believer—listeners are encouraged to stand firm on God’s promises to His people found ...

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Can God Use Me?

You can probably think of someone who seems like just the sort of person God would use—someone, say, with fantastic gifts and an attractive personality. Perhaps you’ve wished you were like that person or that you had this gift or that quality so you could be more useful for Christ. Yet while it’s good to want to grow, we must remember: we often don’t measure usefulness the way God does.

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Weighed Down by a Guilty Conscience? There Is Hope.

The central message of the book of Hebrews is the superiority of Jesus Christ. Chapter after chapter declares that Jesus surpasses all that came before Him and all that exists in creation. This glorious truth leads the writer to conclude that the new covenant Jesus inaugurated is superior to the old covenant with its laws, regulations, priests, and sacrifices—including in the way it deals with a guilty conscience.

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What Is Salvation?: A Question Worth Considering This Easter

The Easter season is a celebration of the Gospel. As we remember Jesus’ passion, death on the cross, and triumphant resurrection from the grave, we aren’t just marking an anniversary. We are remembering that, in the words of Paul, “when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us” (Titus 3:4–5). Holy Week is a time to recall God’s magnificent work of salvation.

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10 Bible Verses on Worry and Anxiety

“Anxiety is part of the fabric of contemporary life. A fear tends to focus on specifics; anxiety is just a kind of general thing. … It can come from nowhere at all. Some of us worry about being in crowds, others about being lonely. Some of us are worrying about failing; others of us are worrying about the sense of success. Some of us are worrying about ‘There’s so much ...

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