Alistair Begg quotes

  • 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

    #People #Kind #Wonderful

  • 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

    #People #Facts #Sin

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

    #Faces #Christianity #Difficulty

  • The Bible is one story that unfolds in one book, by one author, about one subject. A story that moves from promise to fulfillment.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Moving #Book #Promise

  • Holy Spirit, take the Word of truth as we find it in the Scriptures and bring it home to our lives.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Home #Scripture #Spirit

  • Jesus did not come to live as an example of how to die as a martyr, but as a substitute, taking the place that we deserve in order that we might enjoy what we don't deserve. This is good news. Let us tell all our friends!
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Jesus #Order #Example

  • 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

    #Christian #Song #Book

  • 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

    #Teacher #Tasks #Obscure

  • Death for the Christian is to fall asleep in the arms of Jesus and waking up and finding out that you're home.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Jesus #Fall

  • It takes a whole Bible to make a whole Christian.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian

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

    #Goodness #Treats #Ill

  • 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

    #Knowing God #Who You Are

  • We're to love our children for who they are, not for what we want them to become.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Children #Want #Our Children

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

    #Impossible #Serving God

  • Many of us are tempted to find the key in doing, but the answer is actually found in being. It is vital that we are routinely humbled by the reminder that Christian life is grounded, not in what we can do, but what has been done for us and what we need done to us.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Keys #Needs

  • 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

    #Grace #Evidence Of God #Singleness

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

    #Prayer #Needs #Helping

  • The Church is where it is today because it has decided that the advertising agents know better than the Holy Spirit of God.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Church #Agents #Today

  • ‎"The best of men are just men at best.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Men

  • Endurance is a key indicator of spiritual fitness.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Spiritual #Keys #Endurance

  • To risk reputation and affection for the truth's sake is so demanding that to do it constantly you will need a degree of moral principle that only the Spirit of God can work in you. Do not turn your back like a coward, but play the man. Follow boldly in your Master's steps, for He has made this rough journey before you. Better a brief warfare and eternal rest than false peace and everlasting torment.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Journey #Men #Play

  • 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

    #Memories #Kindness #Grace

  • Despite the obvious emphasis of Scripture (in regard to suffering), we are bombarded by suggestions that the 'successful' Christian living takes place in the realm of constant victory, health, wholeness, and financial prosperity. In response to this we are not to pretend that suffering doesn’t exist or that it might be instantly cured. Such notions are the product of empty heads and closed Bibles.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Successful #Suffering

  • If our Christianity doesn’t work at home, it doesn’t work.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Home #Christianity

  • The main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things.
    -- Alistair Begg

  • 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

    #Selfish #Expectations #Contentment

  • The Creator of the universe knows me.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Know Me #Creator #Universe

  • I never met a hopeful Christian who didn't read their Bible.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Hopeful #Mets

  • 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

    #Grace #One Day #Sin

  • The death of Jesus is the pivotal event of human history and everything needs to be understood in light of that.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Jesus #Light #Events

  • 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

    #Witty #Biblical #Important

  • 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

    #Fall #Men #Return

  • There is no intellectual road to God...No, we need God to wake us up to our need of a Savior.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Intellectual #Needs #Savior

  • 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

    #Jesus #Heart #Dust

  • 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

    #Christian #Believe #Loss

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

    #Fists #Wealth #Flats

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

    #Healthy #Church #Staples

  • 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

    #Religion #World #Tests

  • The reason most preaching is ignored today is that it deserves to be.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Today #Ignored #Reason

  • 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

    #Past #Church #Needs

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

    #Motivation #Purpose #Able

  • It is a sin when I place myself deliberately in the place of temptation… either because I enjoy the prospect or because I’m not determined enough in my desire to overcome it.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Temptation #Desire #Overcoming

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

    #Jesus #Book #Christ

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

  • 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

    #Scripture #Christ #Old Testament

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

    #Men #Wealth #Poor

  • We must think ourselves empty when coming to the text of scripture and read ourselves full.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Thinking #Scripture #Empty

  • 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

    #Spring #Heart #Desire

  • 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

    #Differences #Issues #Way

  • We Christians are secure, realizing that even our failures and our sins are under His control.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Realizing #Sin

  • Children should be able to see the Gospel modeled in the way their father loves their mother with a sacrificial love...
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mother #Children #Father

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

    #Christian #Spiritual #Heart

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

    #Spirit #Holy Spirit #Holy

  • We lose our way around the Bible when we take our eyes off the Cross.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Eye #Way #Crosses

  • 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

    #Jesus #Giving #Needs

  • When my children hear godliness out of my mouth and they see wickedness in my life, then I point them to heaven and I lead them to hell.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Children #Heaven #Wickedness

  • We may be confident in this: that in the pain of our suffering is the presence of a faithful God.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Pain #Faithful #Suffering

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

    #Heart #Law #Christ

  • The preacher's task is to declare what God has said, explain the meaning, and establish the implications so that no one will mistake its relevance.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mistake #Tasks #Said

  • There is no one insignificant in the purposes of God.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Purpose #Insignificant

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

    #Law #Despair #Doe

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

    #Looks #Faces #Christ

  • Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mom #Mother #Jobs

  • The story line of the Bible is the story line of God taking the initiative in seeking out a people who are His very own.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #People #Stories #Lines

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

    #Brother #Forgiving #Refusal

  • The glory does not lie in our inadequacy, but lies in the adequacy of Christ discovered in our weakness and in our insufficiency.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Lying #Doe #Adequacy

  • Would anyone choose Hell over Heaven? YES! Why? Pride. They don't want to go in the only way you can go in, on your knees. They don't want to admit they are a failure, that their life is a mess.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Pride #Heaven

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

    #Powerful #Impact #Crosses

  • When we turn luxuries into necessities, we jeopardize our ability for contentedness.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Luxury #Ability #Contentedness

  • Father, write Your Word in our heart; make us men and women who understand Your truth.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Father #Writing #Heart

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

    #Wise #Needs #Want

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

    #Jesus #Glory #Position

  • 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

    #Jesus #Mercy #Eternity

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

    #Jesus #Our Words #Christ

  • 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

    #Ideas #People #Religion

  • 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

    #Spirit #Worship #Overwhelming

  • Human mercy is proof of having received divine mercy.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mercy #Divine #Proof

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

    #Grace #Needs #Acknowledge

  • I listen to some of you guys out there, hyper-reformed boys, you're concerned if you preach the gospel to the wrong person, the wrong person might get saved. So you don't want to preach it too good, 'well wait a minute, I don't think you should've been getting saved, I'm not sure you're in the group.' What do you mean in the group! If you breath you're in the group! If you have ears to hear you're in the group! And if you choose not to respond it's your own fault, not God's.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mean #Boys #Thinking

  • Faith is not a soft option offered to people who need a crutch to get through the rest of their lives. Faith is the supernatural activity of God whereby He opens blind eyes, unstops deaf ears, and a man or a woman says- “I see it now. I get it now. I am going to trust in God. I am going to trust in Jesus.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Jesus #Eye #Men

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

    #Adversity #Absence #Should

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

    #Calling

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

    #Christ

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

    #Jesus #Return #Glorious

  • The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war's trumpet is blown no more.... Christian, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #War #Armor

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

    #Father #Helping #Providence

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

    #Men

  • 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

    #Soul #Darkness #Toil

  • We have taken the latter course as a culture. So there is mass confusion today--even in the evangelical church--over whether the Bible is true and over how far we should go in obeying it.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Taken #Confusion #Church

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

    #Our Generation #Generations #Problem

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

    #Want

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

    #Expression #People #May

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

    #Names #Would Be #Scripture

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

    #Willing

  • 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

    #Encouragement #May #Might