This past weekend, Alistair Begg, senior pastor of Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, preached at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.
Known for his Bible teaching on the daily and weekend radio programs, Truth For Life, it was an honor to hear him speak at the local church where Roger and Lori Kemp and many of the RKC families attend.
Calvary Community Church hosted Alistair in all three services with the worship center filled to capacity with congregants and avid Truth For Life listeners from around southern California.
In his message, Pastor Alistair Begg shared that the Bible is not a dusty relic, but is in fact the very Word of God. The Bible’s primary aim is to enable us to know God, and to encounter God through His own words. When the Holy Spirit empowers the Scriptures to penetrate our hearts, we will be transformed.
The congregation walked away with renewed appreciation for the precious value of God’s Word and a desire to open it daily as a necessity for living life.
Click here to listen to the sermon and download a discussion guide.
In his opening remarks, Alistair recalled that the purchase agreement for Calvary Community's church property was signed in his Parkside Church office in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For this reason and more, Alistair said that Calvary has always held a fond spot in his heart.
Shawn Thornton is the senior pastor at Calvary Community Church, and has cultivated a strong relationship with Alistair through the years. In addition to his role at Calvary, Shawn is also the speaker on the daily Bible teaching program called All Things New.