Keswick '10 - Alistair Begg: Romans 8: Part 4
Alistair Begg gives the main bible reading from Keswick 2010.
In 1862 Octavius Winslow prefaced his studies in Romans 8 as follows: “It would, perhaps, be impossible to select from the Bible a single chapter in which were crowded so much sublime, evangelical and sanctifying truth as the eighth of Romans. It is not only all gospel, but it may be said to contain the whole gospel. In this brief but luminous space is embraced an epitome of all the privileges and duties, trials and consolations, discouragements and hopes of the Christian.” This well-known chapter provides a vantage point from which to view the panorama of God’s purposes for his children. Here we find our present sufferings set in the context of a hope that stands the test of time. Here our weaknesses and our disappointments are seen in light of God’s eternal purpose to make us like Jesus. In following this trail which begins with ‘no condemnation’ and ends with ‘no separation’ we will, by God’s grace, be able to report that like the view from the summit of Scafell Pike, it has been ‘worth the climb’.
Alistair Begg is the senior minister of Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he has served since 1983. Following graduation from the London School of Theology, he served for two years as assistant to the Reverend Derek J. Prime and in 1976 was ordained to the Gospel ministry at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh.
Alistair enjoys the privilege of leading the Parkside pastoral team and seeing a succession of young men settled in pulpits throughout the country. His teaching is heard daily across the nation on over 1000 radio stations that air the program, Truth For Life. He has written a number of books, including The Hand of God, Pathway to Freedom, On Being a Pastor (with Derek Prime) and a revision of Spurgeon’s devotional, Morning and Evening. He has been married to Susan for 34 years and they are the parents of three adult children.
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