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The Bible comes both to warn and to encourage and always to turn us again to the Lord Jesus Christ. — Alistair Begg

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If [the devil has] brought you down, make sure that with Christ's enabling you stand back up. — Alistair Begg

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Christianity is not about how to escape from the difficulties of life - it is about how to face the difficulties of life. — Alistair Begg

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I am fat and flabby and that Dr. J. I. Packer is right when he says, "Here then is the root cause of our moral flabbiness; we have neglected God's Law."3 — Alistair Begg

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To expose our minds constantly to ungodly thinking is a great danger. — Alistair Begg

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Undefined Christianity is not a problem in our generation. It is defined Christianity that brings the rub. — Alistair Begg

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If the most important thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother sacrificially, then the most important thing a mother can do for her children is to respect their father. — Alistair Begg

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God is not counting our sins against us because He is counting our sins against Christ. — Alistair Begg

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A Christian way of thinking is not just thinking Christian thoughts, singing Christian songs, reading Christian books, going to Christian schools; it is learning to think about the whole spectrum of life from the perspective of a mind that has been trained in truth. — Alistair Begg

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I do not come to God so that Jesus can give me what I want. But I must come to God so that Jesus will grant me what I need. — Alistair Begg

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You will never have a better friend than a friend who points you to Christ. — Alistair Begg

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This is no time for wimpy Christians. It's time for soldiers of Christ to arise! — Alistair Begg

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Let us remember the loving-kindness of the Lord and rehearse His deeds of grace. Let us open the volume of recollection, which is so richly illuminated with memories of His mercy, and we will soon be happy. — Alistair Begg

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There are no freelance Christians; there is no solo-flying to heaven. — Alistair Begg

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May the spirit of Christ so fill us afresh that we might in turn be a refreshment and an encouragement to one another. — Alistair Begg

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The Christian will be sure to make enemies. It will be one of his objects to make none; but if doing what is right and believing what is true should cause him to lose every earthly friend, he will regard it as a small loss, since his great Friend in heaven will be even more friendly and will reveal Himself to him more graciously than ever. — Alistair Begg

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If the law does not lead us to Christ and redemption, it will lead us to despair. — Alistair Begg

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Our relationship with God will never be right as long as our relationship with others is wrong. — Alistair Begg

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When we become captive to the Word of God, then we discover true freedom. — Alistair Begg

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A good church is a Bible-centered church. Nothing is as important as this
not a large congregation, a witty pastor, or tangible experiences of the Holy Spirit. — Alistair Begg

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It is imperative that those who name the name of Christ would be instructed in the truth of Scripture. — Alistair Begg

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The task of the teacher of the Bible is to open up what's closed, to make plain what is obscure, to unravel what is knotted and to unfold what is tightly packed. — Alistair Begg

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Father, we long for the clarity of Your truth to dawn upon our minds and for the immensity of Your love to grip our hearts. — Alistair Begg

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It is in our forgiveness of other people's sins against us that we reveal the fact that we have been truly forgiven by God. — Alistair Begg

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At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us. — Alistair Begg

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We must be willing to say what the Bible says. — Alistair Begg

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It is in getting to know my Bible that I get to know Jesus. — Alistair Begg

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When grace begins to rule, then our preoccupation with ourselves begins to leave. — Alistair Begg

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People may not be impressed by our theological grasp, but they may be impressed by our expressions of practical godliness. — Alistair Begg

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As a result of grace, we have been saved from sin's penalty. One day we will be saved from sin's presence. In the meantime we are being saved from sin's power. — Alistair Begg

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Our words and our works are evidence that our profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is true. — Alistair Begg

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The fact that we have to discuss reality as though there were no reality is an indication of the confusion of our times. — Alistair Begg

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Refusal to forgive reveals we have minimized our offense against God and we have maximized a brother's offense against us. — Alistair Begg

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Those who love the Gospel will love to be stirred by its truth all over again. — Alistair Begg

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We as [churches] may be lampstands, but all of the light is Christ Himself. We exist in order that He might shine through us. — Alistair Begg

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As I am humbled by my difficulties, so I am strengthened by God's grace. — Alistair Begg

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If you live in such a manner as to stand the test of the last judgment, you can depend upon it that the world will not speak well of you. — Alistair Begg

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The protestant martyrs and their monuments testify to the fact that they died, not on account of ecclesial differences, but because the issue was the way of salvation. — Alistair Begg

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Question 1: What is the chief end of man? This most basic question confronts each of us. Why am I here? What is the reason for my existence? What is the purpose of my life? The catechism on the basis of 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Psalm 73:25 provides the familiar answer. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. — Alistair Begg

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Unless the Bible is first taught to our own hearts, then we have no basis from which to teach it to others at all. — Alistair Begg

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You need to be in a church where the pastors are urging you, not so much to listen to what they say as to turn to the Bible from which they teach. — Alistair Begg

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Singleness and marriage are both evidences of God's grace that are to be experienced and sustained purely by the strength which God supplies. — Alistair Begg

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I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but through Jesus Christ I'm more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. — Alistair Begg

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What kind of wonderful God is this who reaches down into the lives of people, picks them up, grants them faith, and changes them! — Alistair Begg

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Consider how Jesus came from a position of glory and consistently reached out to the lowly. — Alistair Begg

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The foolishness of the cross is the wisdom of God and the wisdom of God is powerful in its impact. — Alistair Begg

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The Bible is one book, written by one Author, with one subject: Jesus Christ and the salvation God ... provides through Him. — Alistair Begg

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There's a way to preach the Bible unbiblically ... You can use the Bible as the springboard for all kinds of ideas, can't you? Look around in here and find something that fits your fancy and then launch a rocket off it. People say, 'That was amazing, wasn't it? Remarkable what he got out of that.' Well of course it is because he put it in before he got it out. — Alistair Begg

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Our gracious God, we need the ministry of the Spirit of God within our lives so that Your Word may take root within us. — Alistair Begg

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The ultimate fulfillment of God's mercy in Jesus is not something that is supplied in time to correct a default in the system, but is something that is planned from all of eternity. — Alistair Begg

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Sincere love is not as a result of emotional surges - it's a result of obedience to the Truth. — Alistair Begg

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Do you want to lead, or do you want to be liked? — Alistair Begg

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Father, look upon us in Your goodness and kindness, we pray as a church. Help us to love each other. — Alistair Begg

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Endurance is a key indicator of spiritual fitness. — Alistair Begg

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It is our response to temptation that leads us down the path of righteousness or into the dead end of disobedience. — Alistair Begg

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Living at peace with everyone ... is not an option, it's an obligation. — Alistair Begg

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If we are to say no to covetousness, we must learn to say yes to contentment. This involves learning to be content with what we have (Hebrews 13:5). Much of our discontentment may be traced to expectations that are essentially selfish and more often than not completely unrealistic. — Alistair Begg

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If truth were told, most of us spend longer each day on personal cleanliness than on practical godliness. — Alistair Begg

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I know that a man is converted when he starts to sing — Alistair Begg

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There is an old joke that went around- it goes, in the beginning God made man in His own image, and since the fall, man has been seeking to return the compliment. — Alistair Begg

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Gods law has been written on all of our consciences, but only in Christ is it written on our hearts. — Alistair Begg

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We are not brought by faith into a realm of passivity, but rather, we are brought into the realm of diligent activity. — Alistair Begg

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When a man or woman is born again by the Spirit of God they will give evidence of it in part by striving to live a holy life. — Alistair Begg

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Love reacts with goodness towards those who ill-treat it. — Alistair Begg

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The main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things. — Alistair Begg

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If our Christianity doesn't work at home, it doesn't work. — Alistair Begg

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Unfortunately, preachers who distort God's Word are all too common today. Sometimes this springs from a sincere desire to soften hard hearts, but hearts aren't changed by compromise. — Alistair Begg

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Withhold no part of the precious truth, but speak what you know and declare what you have seen. Do not allow the toil or darkness or possible unbelief of your friends to dissuade you. Let us rise and march to the place of duty, and there declare what great things God has shown to our soul. — Alistair Begg

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The grace of God reaches to the furthest extent to those who are prepared to acknowledge their need. — Alistair Begg

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The return of Jesus will be personal, physical, visible and glorious. — Alistair Begg

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Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist. — Alistair Begg

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Only when we are captured by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence in the presence of God, will we begin to worship God in spirit and in truth. — Alistair Begg

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It is impossible to serve God without serving one another. — Alistair Begg

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Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total. — Alistair Begg

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Even the most casual events are connected to God's purpose for His people from all eternity. — Alistair Begg

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God's concern is for His name, His glory, His people, His unfolding eternal purpose and for His Kingdom. — Alistair Begg

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Father, help us to rest our heads on the soft pillow of Your providence. — Alistair Begg

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Marriage, we learn, is supposed to be a model of Christ's love for the church. It is to be based not upon lust, but upon honor and holiness (Ephesians 5). — Alistair Begg

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We should not seek to confirm God's will by the absence of adversity. — Alistair Begg

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The pathway to lasting honor is to honor Christ. — Alistair Begg

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You don't know who you are until you know God and you don't know how to live until you've settled the question of how to die. — Alistair Begg

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It is in the context ... of the body in Christ that we understand who we are and where we fit. — Alistair Begg

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It's all about God. May He forgive us for every time we start to think it's actually all about us. — Alistair Begg

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It's our Christian duty to offer spiritual worship to God that engages our minds, stirs our hearts & flows from our lips — Alistair Begg

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It takes a whole Bible to make a whole Christian. — Alistair Begg

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When all a man has is worldly wealth, he is poor indeed. — Alistair Begg

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We mustn't allow our circumstances and disappointments to become the excuse for the choices we make in life. God is greater than all of that, and He can bring beauty out of ashes. Our trials come, Augustine said, to prove us and to improve us. — Alistair Begg

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If you want to be a wise person, you need a Bible. — Alistair Begg

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We find Christ in all the Scriptures. In the Old Testament He is predicted, in the Gospels He is revealed, in Acts He is preached, in the epistles He is explained, and in Revelation He is expected. — Alistair Begg

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How immense God is, that He is able to sweep into His purposes even foolish requests and bad motivations. — Alistair Begg

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The same Holy Spirit who implants faith within a life implants the boldness to verbalize that faith. — Alistair Begg

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The callings of God never leave you where they find you. — Alistair Begg

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Christ, because of who He is, can look death in the face. — Alistair Begg

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The authority of God is behind the establishing of human authority. — Alistair Begg

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Regular expository preaching of the Bible is the staple diet of a healthy church. — Alistair Begg

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The wisdom of God is vaster than the wisdom of man. Failure to pay attention to it will have ramifications. — Alistair Begg

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I only need a mirror to see a sinner. — Alistair Begg

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God's plan for moving people from the broad road to the narrow road involves you. — Alistair Begg

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There is a kind of life that leads to death. There is a kind of death that leads to life. — Alistair Begg

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The great need is for us to be taught theologically, not just stirred emotionally. — Alistair Begg