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Alistair Begg

Session 1 — A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

Alistair Begg

Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6-10

Ministers of Jesus Christ have a high calling which encompasses their personal lives as well as their public ministry. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds pastors of important points from Paul’s first letter to Timothy. Before gospel ministers can remind others of the truths of the faith, those same truths must first nourish their own souls. Then, actively putting these truths into practice, they are to train themselves in godliness as they labor with God’s help to proclaim the good news of salvation.

Albert Mohler

Session 2 — A Core of Expository Preaching

Albert Mohler

Nehemiah 8

At its core, expository preaching follows a simple pattern: read the Word of God then explain the text to those listening, as Ezra and his colleagues did in Nehemiah 8. In this message, Dr. Albert Mohler explains how the secularized culture around us has made expository preaching vitally important today. When pastors read the Bible and explain the text, they convey information that is not heard elsewhere—revealed truth in a society that opposes revelation. By following this biblical pattern, ministers rely on the Holy Spirit to bring souls to Christ and the Lord Jesus gets all the glory.

Albert Mohler

Session 3 — Sola Scriptura

Albert Mohler

Deuteronomy 4

Sola scriptura—the principle that God speaks only through the Scriptures—was foundational to the Reformation. Dr. Albert Mohler draws helpful insights from Deuteronomy 4, emphasizing the wonderful fact that God allows His creatures to hear His voice, and that the God Who spoke to Israel out of the fire still communicates to His people when His Word is faithfully preached. Believers need to understand that we are bound by the Word of our Creator Who speaks and reveals Himself not because we deserve it, but because of His great love.

Albert Mohler

Session 4 — The Gospel in Biblical Narrative

Albert Mohler

John 9

There are many literary forms contained in the Bible’s 66 books, and are all God-inspired and should be preached. Just as the text differs in its literary form, so pastors must adapt the structure of their sermons to the passage. Dr. Albert Mohler uses the account of the blind man who received his sight in John 9 as a strong example of allowing the biblical narrative itself to explain the truth of the Gospel. This story of a man who obeyed the Lord’s commands and received both physical and spiritual sight leads naturally to the question Jesus asked that day: Will we see Him or, thinking we see, remain blind?

All Speakers

Q & A

All Speakers

Hebrews 2:10-18; 8:1-2

Regardless of the format we use, worship for the Christian must involve heartfelt passion for our Lord. Exploring the subject of worship, Sinclair Ferguson draws out some exciting and perhaps unexpected principles from Hebrews 2 and 8: it is Jesus Himself Who draws us together as a family and leads us in our worship. As the Word of God is preached, it is also Jesus Who speaks through the pastor’s words, meeting the needs of His people and accomplishing His kingdom purposes.

Sinclair Ferguson

Session 5 — Christ-Centered Worship

Sinclair Ferguson

Hebrews 2:10-18; 8:1-2

Regardless of the format we use, worship for the Christian must involve heartfelt passion for our Lord. Exploring the subject of worship, Sinclair Ferguson draws out some exciting and perhaps unexpected principles from Hebrews 2 and 8: it is Jesus Himself Who draws us together as a family and leads us in our worship. As the Word of God is preached, it is also Jesus Who speaks through the pastor’s words, meeting the needs of His people and accomplishing His kingdom purposes.

Sinclair Ferguson

Session 6 — The Lord’s Supper

Sinclair Ferguson

1 Corinthians 10:14-22; 11:23-34

Jesus gave to His Church the Lord’s Supper as a sign of His covenant love, yet believers may sometimes participate in a shallow, perfunctory way. Teaching from 1 Corinthians, Sinclair Ferguson helps us develop a deeper understanding of this gift by discussing eight aspects of the ordinance: benediction, communion, consecration, commemoration, repetition, proclamation, anticipation, and self-examination. Pastors are encouraged to share an appreciation of this gospel sign with those they lead, which will strengthen their fellowship with Jesus and with each other.Topics: The Lord's Supper

Session 7 — Q & A

Alistair Begg, Sinclair Ferguson, Terry McCutcheon, Jeffrey Williams

Sinclair Ferguson

Session 8 — Dealing with Temptation

Sinclair Ferguson

James 1:12-19a

How can pastors help their congregations deal with the temptations that arise every day? Teaching from James 2, Sinclair Ferguson describes our experience when tempted and the defenses we have in the Gospel. Though it may occur in an instant, temptation follows a five-stage pattern: attraction, deception, preoccupation, conception and, finally, subjugation. Our best response is to slow down, focus on the character of God, especially his unfailing goodness to us, and remind ourselves that the new birth has given us a new identity in Christ.

Alistair Begg

Session 9 — A Good Servant of Christ Jesus (Public)

Alistair Begg

1 Timothy 4:11-16

Since the early church, pastors—especially young pastors—face many challenges. In this message, Alistair Begg explores Paul’s instruction to Timothy on the “standing orders” that are to direct the life and work of a gospel minister. In growing as an example of godliness, it is important to pay close attention to one’s speech, conduct, and the actual work being done in reading, preaching, and teaching the Scriptures. Patient, consistent practice of these things, in dependence on the Holy Spirit, will result in progress that’s attributed to the power and glory of God.


Breakout Sessions

Making the most of your counseling sessions

Jonathan Holmes

When pastors and leaders meet with individuals and couples for counseling, it can often seem overwhelming. What are some of the guiding principles and objectives for pastors and elders as they meet with those under their care? When is it good to refer to someone else for care and counsel? How can pastors practically equip their members for counseling ministry? Jonathan is the pastor of counseling at Parkside.

Addiction: Illness? Disease? Choice? Sin?

Terry McCutcheon

Understanding addiction Biblically and how that understanding then shapes our evangelism. Terry is Director of Hope for Glasgow, a ministry born out of The Tron Church that seeks to bring hope to those who are addicted and marginalized to help them rebuild their lives through the hope of the Gospel.

What we know (and thought we knew) about church planting

Scott Kennedy & Matt McAlvey

Church planting. Sounds simple enough. Add people, money, a wing and a prayer and presto!, start a church. Not so fast…come and learn with two Parkside church planters about what is making sense and what they’re trying to make sense of in church planting.

What we are learning about music ministry

Justin Hartman & Ruth Juergemeier

Corporate musical worship is a foundational aspect of Sundays at Parkside. While we by no means have it all figured out, we continue to grow and work together to improve. Join two members of our music team to hear about how we plan services, work across roles, choose songs, rehearse, and think about other artistic, spiritual, and practical elements of music ministry. We look forward to taking your questions and discovering what is working in your churches.

Burdens. Criticism. Anxiety.

The Apostle Paul describes facing all of these as a result of his commitment to proclaiming the Gospel. Yet, through it all, he was able to testify that he did not lose heart and likewise commends those who "have the same spirit of faith" to do the same by looking to things that are unseen and eternal (2 Cor. 4).

Drawing from Paul's model of praying, preaching, and perseverance, Alistair Begg, along with guests Josh Moody, Senior Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, D.A. Carson from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Jonathan Holmes from Parkside Church, look to Paul's example of ministry as a model for encouragement during the 2016 Basics Conference.

Audio & Video from the 2016 Conference

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Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Welcome and Session 1

We Do Not Lose Heart, Part One

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Though he faced significant opposition throughout his life and ministry, the Apostle Paul was compelled to keep on preaching, working to spread the Gospel even in the most difficult circumstances. Alistair Begg uses Paul's example to encourage today's pastors to rely on God's strength when they feel weak, to seek His grace when disappointments arise, and to take heart in challenges, knowing that God's power is best displayed as He preserves His own in times of trouble.
D A Carson

D.A. Carson - Session 2

The Sweep of Praise

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We thank and praise God for His good gifts day by day, and rightly so; but biblical figures also focused their praise on God Himself: His deeds and His character. D.A. Carson leads us through Paul’s great passage on praise in Ephesians 1, drawing our attention to the spiritual blessings that are ours in Christ. Because He has chosen and adopted us, redeemed and forgiven us, shown us His great plan for humanity, and claimed us as His own, our lives should be, as Paul wrote, “to the praise of His glory.”
Josh Moody

Josh Moody - Session 3

Rejoicing in the Hope of Glory

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The great joy that the Apostle Paul communicated to his hearers was based not on his own abilities or success, but on the grace and power of God to redeem, justify, and glorify His own. Since Paul’s access to God was fixed forever, he preached and lived with confidence and brave courage. In this session, Josh Moody encourages pastors to act on their belief in the believer’s sure standing in the realm of grace, allowing this great truth to transform their lives and their preaching.
DA Carson

D.A. Carson - Session 4

A Peculiar Prayer for Power

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Since public prayers serve as examples, pastors often model their own prayers on examples from the Scriptures. Teaching from Ephesians 3, D.A. Carson explores Paul’s prayer for believers to be particularly empowered to grasp God’s great love. We need the Lord to strengthen us from within in order to develop this understanding, and it is only through a deepening knowledge of His love that we can grow into true Christian maturity. When pastors and congregations pray in this manner, aligned with God’s purposes and character, the ultimate result is that He is glorified.
Josh Moody

Josh Moody - Session 5

How to Answer Your Critics

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For those who seek to serve God, unjust criticism is unavoidable and the resulting emotional pain can affect us more deeply than physical pain. How are believers to face this kind of opposition? As Josh Moody reminds us, the answer lies in theology and in applying the biblical truths that we believe. Because Jesus’ redemptive work on our behalf is finished and secure, and because He is interceding for us with the Father, His love keeps us safe from condemnation and frees us to serve Him with joy.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Session 6 and Closing Remarks

We Do Not Lose Heart, Part Two

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In 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul listed a multitude of severe hardships and persecutions he had faced, describing them as a “light affliction.” Alistair Begg calls pastors to consider Paul’s experiences when dealing with challenges in their own ministry. With confidence that one’s calling and appointment are from Christ Himself, relying on His Word for guidance and strength, and focused on serving those whom they lead, Christian ministers gain eternal perspective. Following Paul’s example, they can properly balance today’s trials against the surpassing glory of God’s coming Kingdom.
Alistair BeggJosh Moody DA Carson

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Listen in as Pastors Begg, Carson, and Moody field questions from conference attendees that cover a range of topics such as developing church leadership, preaching with sensitivity on challenging cultural topics, coping with stress and disappointment, and designing effective family devotions.
DA Carson

D.A. Carson - Breakout Session

Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture

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Even while committed to God’s Word, pastors may be influenced indirectly to reduce their trust in the authority of the Scriptures. In this session, D. A. Carson gives examples of how this can occur, the dangers it represents to Gospel ministry, and strategies that pastors can employ to meet these challenges effectively. As Christian ministers hold fast to biblical truth and communicate it to their congregations, the difference between God’s truth and worldly viewpoints is made clear and the church is edified.
Josh Moody

Josh Moody - Breakout Session

Learning to Think Brilliantly About Contemporary Culture

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Engaging the culture around us can sometimes be challenging for believers: how can we communicate God’s truth to those whose worldview is so different from our own? Josh Moody provides a framework for understanding through a study of the life and ministry of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th century American pastor and evangelist. In the rise of science, Edwards perceived new ways to understand God’s sovereignty; he used Enlightenment terminology to express eternal truths to his generation. By relying on biblical thinking, Christians can have a solid understanding of reality that enables us to live and speak effectively in today’s context.
Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes - Breakout Session

The Pastor as Counselor

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As a pastor, you are rightly focused on preaching God’s Word and leading your congregation as a local body. Although it may seem that counseling requires a different skillset or would take time away from your public ministry, helping people to apply biblical truths to life’s real challenges is also important. It is through relationships that individuals grow in godliness, building up the church and God’s Kingdom as a whole. In this session, Jonathan Holmes encourages pastors to be involved in counseling and gives practical suggestions on developing and sustaining a Scripture-based counseling ministry at their church.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Breakout Session

Question and Answer with Alistair

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In this session, Pastor Alistair Begg responds to questions from 2016 Basics attendees on a variety of topics, including missions, social media, and strategies for leading the local church.

Trusting the Word of God to do the Work of God was the emphasis of the 16th annual Basics Conference for pastors and church leaders.

In an increasingly secularized culture where the adherent base of the Church is declining, biblical preaching is, more than ever, a vital and primary means of evangelism. By teaching where the Bible challenges contemporary culture and how societal influences shape our beliefs, preachers can help their congregations distinguish between pop culture and truth. At the 2015 Basics Conference, Tim Keller and David Robertson joined Alistair Begg with the purpose of encouraging pastors to preach the Word boldly as men who will give an account.

Audio & Video from the 2015 Conference

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Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Welcome and Session 1

Back to the Basics Again, Part One

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In 2 Timothy 3, Paul encourages Timothy by reminding him of the truth he has been taught and instructs him to continue preaching God’s Word faithfully and patiently. This exhortation from by Paul is just as relevant for pastors today. Alistair Begg reminds pastors and congregations of the sufficiency of God’s Word and the need for patience to teach it no matter the circumstances.
David Robertson

David Robertson - Session 2

Comfort My People

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With no guarantee of the influence Christianity will continue to have on our world, is the Church prepared for what is to come? David Robertson addresses the pastor’s role to comfort people and prepare the way for the Lord. While the obstacles of preaching are great, the unchanging Word of God brings life where nothing else can. When God’s Word is preached, it cannot return empty.
Tim Keller

Tim Keller - Session 3

Satanic Exposition

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In Psalm 91, God promises that we can trust him in times of danger, but there can be great difficulty in understanding and teaching this promise. Pastors must proceed carefully as they expound God’s Word because Satan is strategic in attacking the faith of God’s people. Tim Keller encourages pastors to interpret Scripture with Scripture so that they may understand and communicate God’s Word with faithfulness and accuracy.
Tim Keller

Tim Keller - Session 4

The Healing of Forgiveness

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In Mark 2, Jesus reveals that every person's greatest problem is our need for forgiveness. In this message, Tim Keller conveys the great grace and tenderness of Jesus, who is completely worthy of all our trust. Pastors must tell their hearers of their need for forgiveness and point them to Jesus, the only one who can remove the stain of sin from our lives.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Session 5

The Pastor's Role in the Praising Church

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While there are many ideas surrounding corporate singing and music in the church, the Bible is clear on God’s directive to worship Him alone in a manner that is spiritual, rational, and grounded in Scripture. Alistair Begg takes questions from the audience as he instructs pastors to model the practice of worship they hope to see reflected in their congregations.
David Robertson

David Robertson - Session 6

Running on the Gas of the Gospel

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Everyone has a worldview that guides their behavior, but all philosophy without Christ is hollow. David Robertson exhorts pastors to be aware of the empty philosophies that are common today. Pastors should guard their people against the hopelessness of the world’s answers to life's biggest questions and teach the fullness that is only found in Christ.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Session 7

Back to the Basics Again, Part Two

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There will always be those who promote a spirituality that is disconnected from the Word of God, but it is the duty of the pastor to bring the truth of Scripture to bear upon the church. Teaching from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Alistair Begg reminds pastors of the charge they have been given, the challenge they face, and the character they are to have. Those who preach God’s Word must stay alert, endure suffering, and do the work of an evangelist as they fulfill the ministry to which God has called them.
Alistair BeggTim Keller David Robertson

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Listen in as Pastors Begg, Keller, and Robertson field questions from conference attendees covering a range of topics such as what it looks like to be a Spirit-lead church, the expectation of elders in a church, and what it means to engage culture.
David Robertson

David Robertson - Breakout Session

Persuasive Preaching

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All preachers are to be evangelists because all preaching should be Christ-centered, but how is the message of the Gospel to be communicated? To answer this question, the pastor must consider the goal of preaching. In this message, David Robertson equips pastors with basic principles to help them to teach in a way that leaves the listener dwelling on a great God rather than a great preacher.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Breakout Session

Keeping Watch

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What is the goal of pastoral ministry? With many temptations to stray from the instruction given to church leaders in the New Testament, Alistair Begg reminds pastors of their role as stewards of God’s people. As pastors seek to feed God’s flock and fulfill their ministry of pastoral care, they should encourage, exhort, admonish, and council out of love, both in public proclamation and individual care.

Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers at Parkside Church.

Each year, pastors, church leaders, and seminarians are invited to join Alistair Begg & a number of guest speakers for 3 days as we reflect together on the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges that face the modern church. Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles.

Audio & Video from the 2014 Conference

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Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Welcome and Session 1

Ecclesiastes Speaks Today, Part One

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How does one do Gospel ministry in a culture that is undergoing a serious moral crisis? In the opening session of the 2014 Basics Conference, Alistair Begg answers this question with a surprising reply: preach through Ecclesiastes! With a message as equally relevant and timely today as it was then, Ecclesiastes demands a fresh look.
Christopher Ash

Christopher Ash - Session 2

Preaching a Psalm of Lament

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Christopher Ash goes to the book of Psalms and helps the pastor see rich truths ready to be preached. Encouraging pastors to help their audience get it, feel it and want it, Ash does exactly this as he navigates Psalm 74. Moving through deep grief to intense confidence, Ash explains how this Psalm shows God’s sovereignty over all evil.
Gary Millar

Gary Millar - Session 3

The Lord is God

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God can use the most unusual people to accomplish his purposes. In this message from 1 Kings 18, Gary Millar contrasts a little known person, Obadiah, with the famous prophet Elijah and encourages us to see past the exceptional and unusual person to an exceptional God who is working all things for His glory. In a stunning display of God’s power, God showed the false gods of Baal for what they really were: nothing. In displaying His judgment and mercy, God leaves us with a question: will we listen to God as He has spoken in the Lord Jesus?
Christopher Ash

Christopher Ash - Session 4

Preaching a Psalm of Praise

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The Psalmists' exhortations to praise can be discouraging if not viewed in light of the Gospel. In this message, Christopher Ash turns to the book of Psalms to lead us into a deeper of understanding of who God is. Psalm 146 demonstrates how the typical introduction of asking, “How’s your praise life?” is inadequate. Instead, the Psalms invite us to see how Jesus rightfully and perfectly fulfilled these exhortations to praise, enabling us to live a life of praise to God as well.
Gary Millar

Gary Millar - Session 5

The God Who Speaks

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In 1 Kings 19, we see the postscript to Elijah’s famous confrontation with the prophets of Baal. Gary Millar, through Elijah, helpfully shows us that God does care about his depressed, weak and confused servants, reminding us of our daily need to be sustained by a covenant-keeping God.
Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg - Session 6

Ecclesiastes Speaks Today, Part Two

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The final chapter of Ecclesiastes calls us to fear God and commit ourselves to Him. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, this chapter details for the audience the opportunity of youth, the frailty of life, the reality of death, and the certainty of judgment. Into a culture of abject meaninglessness that is not unlike our own, Ecclesiastes also gives us something to live for.
Alistair BeggGary Millar
Christopher AshDaniel Henderson

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Listen in as Pastors Ash, Begg, and Millar answer questions from this year's Basics attendees ranging from practical advice to pastors facing burnout to addressing hot button cultural issues with clarity and sensitivity.
Christopher Ash

Christopher Ash - Breakout Session

How to Maintain Pastoral Zeal While Avoiding Burnout

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How can burnout be a problem in ministry when Christ Himself encouraged His followers to give up everything for the sake of the Gospel? Christopher Ash explains that there is a vital difference between living sacrificially for Jesus and pursuing our calling in a way that leads to mental and physical exhaustion. When Christian leaders bear in mind that we are created by God from dust and that all of our endeavors are dependent on Him for success, we are reminded that Gospel ministry is a humbling privilege and enabled to rejoice that we are recipients of God's grace in Christ Jesus.
Gary Millar

Gary Millar - Breakout Session

Preaching Simply, Preaching Richly

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Preaching is hard. Very hard. And when we have to do it week after week to the same group of people over many years, it doesn’t seem to get any easier - so what are we supposed to do about it? In this session, we’ll tackle three key challenges:

  1. Remembering who it is we are actually preaching to
  2. Keeping it simple
  3. Making it rich.
Hopefully we’ll discover that the key to doing this is deceptively straightforward, and deeply satisfying both for the preacher and his listeners!
Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson - Breakout Session

Seven Vital Truths About a Culture of Prayer

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Many pastors desire to increase the prayer level in their congregations but few have received the equipping and tools to do so. One primary factor for success is in knowing the dynamics of developing a powerful prayer culture rather than simply sponsoring a variety of prayer activities. This session is designed to help church leaders understand and lead a transformational prayer effort that influences and fuels the entire church ministry.

Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers at Parkside Church.

Each year, pastors, church leaders, and seminarians are invited to join Alistair Begg & a number of guest speakers for 3 days as we reflect together on the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges that face the modern church. Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles.

Audio & Video from the 2013 Conference

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Alistair Begg - Welcome and Session 1

I Found It Necessary

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In every generation, the Gospel message faces threats from both outside and inside the Church. In this message from the book of Jude, Alistair Begg underscores that commitment to the Gospel must never be marked by proud indifference. We must contend for the Gospel, but our efforts must be motivated by love for God, concern for our brothers and sisters, and compassion for the lost.

Thabiti Anyabwile - Session 2

A Basic Prayer Life...Most of the Time

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A survey of pastors recently revealed that a scant 16% were satisfied with their prayer life. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile takes us to Paul's first letter to Timothy to show us the basic, yet oft ignored Christian discipline of prayer. With a pastor's heart, Thabiti uses 1 Timothy 2 to discuss what we are to pray, why we pray, and how we are called to pray. For all pastors, the gentle reminder that before we talk to men about God, we should be talking to God about men is a basic which we can never tire of hearing.

Kevin DeYoung - Session 3

The Clarity of Scripture

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Can we really know what the Bible means? In recent times, the clarity of Scripture has come to be questioned. Pastor Kevin DeYoung interacts with the modern objections to the classic doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture, arguing from both the Old and New Testaments that God considers His word to be understandable. With keen insight, Kevin draws out the implications of the debate, noting that nothing less that our views of language, freedom, and God are at stake.

Thabiti Anyabwile - Session 4

A Basic Plan for Protecting the Truth and the Flock..Most of the time

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Continuing our focus on the basics, Thabiti Anyabwile explains the nature of the pastor's spiritual warfare from 1 Timothy 4. What is at stake in our spiritual warfare battle is that some will abandon the faith and fall into apostasy. Systematically moving through a series of thought provoking questions, Thabiti reminds the pastor that the cosmic struggle between God and Satan isn't through the sensational and dramatic, but is fought on the battlefield of truth as it is revealed in God's Word.

Kevin DeYoung - Session 5

Fairness, or Grace?

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Each person is constantly interpreting their world through a grid, through a specific lens. Kevin DeYoung contrasts viewing life through the lens of fairness contra the glasses of grace. Taking us to the Parable of the Vineyard Laborers in Matthew 20, Kevin takes the three questions at the end of Jesus' famous parable to help expose how often the pastor's heart can give into viewing life through the lens of fairness rather than the glasses of grace.

Alistair Begg - Session 6

Now to Him

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When the truth of the Gospel is threatened by those who have crept into the Church, contending for the faith is essential. As Alistair Begg reminds us, though, contending for truth is only one part of the pastor's charge to care for his congregation. As we contend for the faith, we must also keep watch over ourselves and show mercy to one another, understanding that God's power preserves His people moment by moment.

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Listen in as Pastors Begg, DeYoung, and Anyabwile answer questions from this year's Basics attendees.

Kevin DeYoung - Breakout Session

Praying Publicly

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Thabiti Anyabwile - Breakout Session

Starting Over Without Leaving: Recovering from a Bad Start in Pastoral Ministry

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Alistair Begg - Breakout Session

The Dangers and Delights of Long Tern Ministry in One Place

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Pastoral ministry comes with the great delight of being set apart by the call of God to the cause of the Gospel. In this personal message, Alistair Begg reflects on the many other joys and challenges that accompany ministry in a local church over the long haul.

The Basics 2012 Pastor’s Conference at Parkside Church was marked by a clear call for pastors to devote themselves to prayer and ministry of the Word.

Teaching from Acts 6, pastors were encouraged to revisit the apostles’ theological decision to preach the Gospel, leaving the task of feeding widows to competent men in the church. While many today find themselves consumed by the latest fad or new idea, Alistair Begg affirmed that preaching and prayer are the primary duties of the pastor. Mark Dever and Voddie Baucham joined Alistair Begg for the Basics 2012 Conference on May 14-16, 2012 at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, OH.

Audio & Video from the 2012 Conference

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Alistair Begg - Welcome and Session 1

Pastoral Priorities, Part One

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The leadership of the early Church devoted themselves to prayer and to preaching. When a dispute arose that threatened the unity of the Church, they faced the temptation to reorder their priorities. Instead, as Alistair Begg explains, the leaders took a firm stand on the priority of preaching. Although good works bear witness to the Gospel message, it is only through the Word of God proclaimed that men and women come to faith in Christ.

Voddie Baucham - Session 2

The Shepherd Who Preaches

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With passion and conviction, Voddie Baucham urges pastors everywhere to hold firm to the Word that has been taught and entrusted to them. The preacher, the shepherd, the overseer of God’s flock must not shrink back from preaching the true Gospel because it is only through the Gospel that God’s Word can be proclaimed. Using Paul’s instruction to Titus (Titus 1:5-9), Baucham lays out the characteristics of God’s shepherds whom He calls to the high order of preaching and shepherding. Baucham warns that those who seek to go beyond what the Gospel teaches and proclaims must be refuted.

Mark Dever - Session 3

The God Who Speaks

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Mark Dever, Senior Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., takes us behind the scenes of Scripture with Ezekiel as he receives his first vision in Ezekiel 1. Dever explains that preaching is firmly rooted not in a first century cultural expression but rather in the fact that we serve a God who speaks to us. Drawing five observations of God from Ezekiel’s vision, Dever presents a magnificent image of who God, the One who speaks to us, truly is.

Voddie Baucham - Session 4

The Shepherd Who Prays

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Voddie Baucham teaches from Paul’s final letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 1) where he opens his heart up before God. Voddie encourages preachers to not only preach, but to pray. A shepherd who preaches must be a shepherd who prays, and therefore the shepherd who prays will always be a shepherd who preaches. If the preacher finds himself at a point in life where prayer is absent, it’s directly indicative of one who is moving away from dependence on God.

Mark Dever - Session 5

The God Who Prays

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Mark Dever teaches from John 17 and guides pastors through a moving prayer prayed by Jesus. With simplicity as the guide, Dever points to four essential elements of prayer from our Savior: praying to His righteous and holy Father on behalf of Himself and those whom the Father has given, praying for protection, praying for sanctification and unity, and praying for His Father’s glory.

Alistair Begg - Session 6

Pastoral Priorities, Part Two

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How should a pastor prioritize the many demands placed upon his time and energy? Alistair Begg emphasizes that this question must not be answered by looking to the expectations of the congregation, but by examining what the Bible has to say. The pastor's priority must be the faithful preaching of God's Word, undergirded with prayer and with Jesus in view. Faithful ministry of this kind builds up the congregation and equips the people for acts of service.

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

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Listen in as Pastors Baucham, Begg and Dever answer questions from this year’s Basics attendees on topics ranging from church discipline to the support and training of young men who desire to become pastors.

Each year, our return to the basics provides us with the opportunity and privilege to gather together as partners in the Gospel and to renew our passion for preaching God’s Word.

This year, we are glad to put our focus on one of the core tenets of our pastoral ministry – doing the work of an evangelist. As Charles Spurgeon reminds us, “Cling to the great truth of electing love and divine sovereignty, but let not these bind you in fetters when, in the power of the Holy Spirit, you become fishers of men.” We pray that our hearts, minds, and souls will be refreshed and fortified by the teaching and fellowship found at this year’s Conference.

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Alistair Begg

Jesus as Evangelist, Part One

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The crucial question that faces every person isn't how we can become a better person, but whether we've been born again. In this message from John Chapter 3, Alistair Begg examines Jesus' encounter with Nicodemas and explains that regardless of religious background, only the Spirit of God can give spiritual life. When we take this truth to heart, our efforts in evangelism will be fueled by confidence in God, who is at work to save sinners.

Rico Tice

Letting Mark's Gospel Tell the Gospel

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With passion and conviction, Rico Tice shares from Mark's gospel and 2 Corinthians 4 how to preach the gospel. With so many false gospels permeating the church, it is crucial now more than ever to know how to share the gospel. Rico reminds us that we preach Christ, but that it is God who opens blind eyes. As one goes through the gospel of Mark it is clear with each passing story that Jesus must be more than a teacher, carpenter, prophet, or good person--Jesus must be the Son of God!

John Dickson

The Medium and the Message, Part One

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Each person is molded and shaped by his particular environment, culture and upbringing. While each person is a citizen in their given country, John Dickson goes to Paul's letter to the Philippians to show how important it is for the believer to live as a citizen of heaven. Coining his own word, Dickson maintains that the gospel is a part of being "re-citizenized". It is because of this that Dickson notes that there's something about knowing you are minority in an opposing empire that motivates one to evangelism.

Rico Tice

Evangelism and Holiness

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So often it is easy to get the gospel message wrong; to lose one of the components of identity, mission and call will lead to disastrous consequences. Rico compellingly takes the listener to Mark 9 and 10 where we have an extended insight into the human thinking of the disciples. Eager to gain power and adulation, the disciple's desire for human greatness was so clearly antithetical to the gospel message Jesus was seeking to proclaim. The message Jesus was presenting was a series of choices: self-seeking or sacrifice, power or service, security or suffering?

John Dickson

The Medium and the Message, Part Two

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Continuing the teaching from Paul in Philippians, John Dickson preaches what it truly means to be a citizen of heaven. The call, the character and the effects of living like people who are destined for heaven is not a calling for the fainthearted. The gospel we proclaim is for people to "sabotage" the empire they live in through service and suffering, true humility. No one has been an example of this better than our Savior, Jesus Christ. Humility was a shameful word in the first century, and yet Christ rescues the word from ignominy to become the highest call for the believer.

Alistair Begg

Jesus as Evangelist, Part Two

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It's not every day that you get to see a master evangelist at work, and yet John's gospel has recorded for us a timeless account between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Alistair Begg demonstrates that Jesus' evangelism was marked by compassion and truth. Every encounter we have takes place in the grand sweep of God's providence, and these everyday encounters can be used by God to expose the true needs of the heart and reveal His Son.

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Listen in as Pastors Begg, Dickson and Tice answer questions from this year’s Basics attendees ranging from the teaching of the congregation for evangelism to the training of young men who desire to become pastors.

Rico Tice

Christianity Explored

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Christianity Explored is a 7 session course for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Each session includes a talk (or DVD) designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Come and see how your church may benefit from the resource.

Scott Kennedy

Developing Young Men for Pastoral Ministry

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Developing future pastors happens on a couple of different tracks at Parkside. This breakout session will shed light on how the process works at the staff and internship level. Learn more about the specifics of the internship program and how the staff helps shape the process.

John Dickson

What Exactly is the Gospel?

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For some people the "gospel" refers only to the doctrines of grace. For others it is a catch-all term for everything in the Bible. But what does the New Testament mean when it uses the term "euaggelion"? And how does a more nuanced understanding of the term help us do the work of an evangelist?

Alistair Begg

What Exactly is the Gospel?

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Evangelistic preaching is hard work, and pastors sometimes avoid the task because it is inconvenient or unpopular. As Alistair Begg explains, however, it is vitally important that the cross of Christ is consistently presented and people are urged to respond in faith. It is this message that speaks to our greatest need. We must not allow concern for popularity or theological predispositions to displace faithfulness to the Gospel message.

Carl Anderson and Eric Snyder

Shepherding as a Lay-Elder

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What does it look like to be a lay-elder at Parkside Church? What takes place during the elder meetings? How do you identify and train potential new elders? Carl and Eric will share some of their experiences as lay-elders and how God had guided our leadership team through the years at Parkside.

As we gather for the eleventh year, we’ve chosen to return to the basics of our daily ministry.

We desire to have our minds engaged and souls stirred as we consider God’s call upon our lives as ministers of the Gospel. In his book, The Priority of Preaching, Christopher Ash reminds us that, “…to be a preacher is one of the most deeply humbling experiences in the world. Preaching drives us to our knees, puts gigantic butterflies in our stomachs, and makes us cry out, ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’”. We pray that through these messages, we may be renewed in our desire to preach God’s Word and in our trust on Him.

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Alistair Begg

Practical Pointers on Expository Preaching

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Preaching today is often marked by the latest of fads and figures, but unfortunately preaching the whole counsel of the word of God is not entirely in fashion. Too often the preaching of today skips the biblical context and history and rushes straight ahead to application. Echoing the question of Philip to the Ethiopian, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Pastor Alistair Begg says the pastor should be asking of his congregation, “Do you understand what you are hearing?”. Alistair seeks to give the pastor practical foundational principles in preaching the living word of God.

Sinclair Ferguson

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

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In today’s culture, many pastors are tempted to ask of their congregations, “Where am I in the narrative?” rather than asking, “Who and where is the person and work of Jesus Christ in this narrative?”. It is infinitely easier to speak of man and his felt needs rather than on Jesus Christ, and yet Paul says that he resolves to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified. With clarity and precision, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson shares seven principles from Genesis 3:15 to aid the pastor as he preaches Christ from the Old Testament.

John Shearer

Reflections and Resolutions

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Jonathan Edwards, one of the towering figures in American church history left behind his infamous ‘resolutions’. In this session, Pastor John Shearer goes to Psalm 71 and discusses 7 personal resolutions he himself has made in his life. Drawing straight from the text, John talks as a pastor to pastors about the day in and day out life of what it means to follow Christ. With humility and grace, John shares how over his years in ministry God’s grace has become more and more evident to him each day.

John Shearer

The Distinctives of a Man of God

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“They do the basics well”, these six words from a Liverpool football coach in response to why his team was so successful. Likewise, for all pastors, we too must learn to do the basics well. Pastor John Shearer unpacks four basics no preacher should be without from Paul’s teaching in 1 Timothy 4. With a simplicity that belies its importance, Shearer exhorts the pastor as he does, ‘the greatest work in the world’.

Sinclair Ferguson

Union with Christ in Christian Living

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Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:2, “I know a man in Christ…” Sinclair relates how he wondered for a time who was this man that Paul knew who was ‘in Christ’ and the joy which came after he finally understood Paul was speaking about himself! By far, Paul’s most favorite reference for the people of God, ‘in Christ’ is the most important description of the believer’s position before God. Often we are tempted to think of the gospel working itself out primarily in the horizontal dimension, yet Sinclair exhorts the pastor to reexamine the benefits of union with Christ.

Alistair Begg

The Word of the Cross

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The cross stands as the definitive point of history, but the Church is in danger of so trivializing the notion of sin that the cross of Christ loses its meaning. Using the example of the Apostle Paul, Alistair Begg explains that pastors must preach Christ and Him crucified at every opportunity. The Gospel, in all of its fullness, provides the only remedy for our greatest need: forgiveness and reconciliation to a holy God.

Sinclair Ferguson

Union with Christ in Pastoral Ministry

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The epicenter of the Christian life is union with Christ. Sinclair likens union with Christ to a pair of glasses which gives the believer 20/20 vision to see his death which leads to fruitfulness in Christ. Sinclair traces how Paul views union in Christ and how it affects not only his standing before God but also his actual preaching and teaching ministry. From Philippians 3, Dr. Ferguson shares four aspects of union with Christ and gospel ministry which every pastor needs to understand.

John Shearer

The Duties of a Man of God

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It was mere millennia past when Paul wrote to his young son in the faith, Timothy to be a ‘man of God’. The admonition has lost neither its impact or its timeliness in our day and culture. As false teachers assailed the early church, Paul sought to encourage and strengthen his protégé in the faith to hold tight to what he had been taught. Drawing from 1 Timothy 6, Pastor Shearer encourages pastors everywhere to flee errant approaches to gospel ministry, follow after virtues of righteousness and godliness and fight the good fight of faith.

All Speakers - Question and Answer Session

Panel Question Time

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Alistair Begg

Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

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Most false gospels highlight man’s achievements and man’s abilities, but Paul reminded the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 1 that "not many of you were wise…not many were influential…not many were of noble birth." In this message Alistair Begg reminds us that the pastor’s faith and message are not based upon personality, but on the proclamation of the cross of Jesus Christ. Our greatest need is to understand our insignificance and Christ’s preeminence.
As we gather for the 10th year, both pastors and lay leaders come together to have their minds stirred, their wills urged toward obedience, and their affections renewed toward God’s Word. Dr. John Lennox, John Piper and Alistair Begg will consider our primary responsibility of preaching in light of these topics.

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Keith Getty

Behind the Songs

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Jeff Mills

Q & A with the Director of Ministries at Parkside Church

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John Piper

We Are Workers with You For Your Joy

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Tim Challies

Pastor: Train Your Church to Think Biblically

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John Lennox

Engaging the New Atheism

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John Lennox

Engaging the Mind: The Defense of Christianity

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John Piper

Preaching Justification Undiminished

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Alistair Begg

Persuasive Preaching, Part One

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Personal, cultural, and theological challenges often impede a preacher from being an effective ambassador of God. Alistair Begg explains that persuading spiritually blind men and women to believe and repent must take precedence over all other agendas. A passionate love for the Gospel will enable pastors to speak with clarity, authority, and a sense of urgency.

John Piper

Preaching Regeneration Undiminished

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John Lennox

Using Scripture to Engage the Mind and Imagination

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Panel Question Time

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Alistair Begg

Persuasive Preaching, Part Two

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What approach should pastors take when preaching to individuals who do not understand the Gospel? Paul’s defense before the unpersuaded King Agrippa was given with great urgency, transparency, and boldness. Alistair Begg tells pastors that their confidence in proclaiming Christ has nothing to do with their notoriety or background, but is simply the result of being God’s messengers.

Basics is our annual conference for pastors and Christian workers at Parkside Church.

The Gospel in the heart and mind of the pastor was the focus of Basics 2008, as pastors, evangelists, and Christian workers gathered, not only as servants of the Gospel, but as believers in the Gospel – that life-changing message of repentance, forgiveness and eternal life that is the main theme of the Bible, the heartbeat of the Christian and the lifeblood of the church.It is our conviction that the power and joy of the Gospel message will keep us going in effective service for our Savior. We warmly invite you to join us for Basics 2008 that we may gladly learn better to believe what we preach.

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Keith Getty

Music and Worship

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Jerry Bridges

Ministering by Grace

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Voddie Baucham

Connecting with Culture

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Alistair Begg

Preaching God's Grace

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Effectively preaching God’s grace can only be accomplished when pastors truly understand what grace is and what it is not. We will either take refuge in the true Gospel, or seek security in spiritual self-sufficiency, legalism, or relativism. Alistair Begg helps us understand how the beauty of Christ’s work will produce joyful service.

Jeff Mills

Growing Good Leaders

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Question Time

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Tim Challies

Blogging Your Ministry

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Tim Challies

A Call to Discernment

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Jerry Bridges

The Daily Appropriation of Christ in His Gospel

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Voddie Baucham

Remember the Gospel

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Alistair Begg

Gospel Ministry, Part One

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The message we hear from the pulpit may sound compelling and helpfully relevant, but all too often it may be disconnected from the fundamental message of the Bible. A true Gospel ministry should be centered on proclaiming the story of the great exchange: Christ paid the penalty for sin on behalf of His people and credited His righteousness to their account. Alistair Begg reminds us that the call to believe in this Good News should be the continual, passionate plea of every pastor.

Voddie Baucham

Preach the Word

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Jerry Bridges

The Motivation of Love

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Alistair Begg

Gospel Ministry, Part Two

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One way we receive the truth of the Gospel is through the words of pastors. Those who teach God’s Word must resist the temptation to pitch their messages as if they are marketing a product. Alistair Begg encourages ministers of the Gospel to be candid, clear, and courageous in their preaching, having full confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture.

Of all the responsibilities of ministry none is more important than the continuing labor in God’s Word.

That’s why our yearly pastors’ conference always places such strong emphasis on the Scriptures. We really believe that the Word is the way. Considering how many ministry models are now put forward, it is important to bear in mind what Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."Basic 2007 focuses on the weighty responsibility, spiritual energy, exacting demands and increasing joy of ministry shaped by ironclad commitment to careful study and clear communication of the Bible. "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and teaching." Taking seriously this charge from the Apostle Paul, Basics 2007 is intended to stir our hearts and renew our minds, that we may proclaim Christ with greater conviction and clarity.

Audio & Video from the 2007 Conference

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Keith and Kristyn Getty

Music and Worship Seminar

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Edward Lobb

Letting the Word Do Its Work

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Derek Thomas

Adversity in Ministry

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Jeff Mills

Growing Good Leaders

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Voddie Baucham

Reaching the Unreached

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Tim Challies

Blogging Your Ministry

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Alistair Begg, Derek Thomas, Edward Lobb

Welcome/Opening Session

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Voddie Baucham

Preaching to Postmoderns

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Derek Thomas

Preaching as a Calling

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Edward Lobb

Preaching as Work

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Derek Thomas

Preaching as Warfare

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Edward Lobb

Preaching God's Glory

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All Speakers

Question Time

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No concern is more vital to the church than the gospel itself, the life-changing message of Christ that inspires worship, equips for service, enables fellowship, and compels outreach. "You will be my witnesses," said Jesus..."Go and make disciples of all peoples." While owing its very existence to the gospel, the church can be easily distracted from this fundamental calling. In keeping with this year's theme, Evangelism In and Through the Local Church, conference addresses, question-answer sessions, and Bible expositions emphasized that the gospel is less than a project or program and more the very heartbeat of a living church. The speakers expressed that the gospel is not for unbelievers alone, but meant to engage the hearts and minds of believers as well.

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Vaughan Roberts

Growing the Gospel

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John Dickson

Foundations for Evangelism in an Age of Pluralism

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Alistair Begg

For the Sake of the Gospel, Part One

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Paul was divinely compelled to preach the Gospel no matter what. His handling of the Scriptures and his personal conduct testified to the integrity of his ministry. In part one of this message, Alistair Begg teaches us that in order to share the Good News with our friends and neighbors in an understandable way, we must be aware of their needs and worldview.

Alistair Begg

For the Sake of the Gospel, Part Two

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Today’s churches are in dire need of pastors who are not just impressive from the pulpit, but who actually win souls for Christ. Pastors must consistently strive toward that end, realizing it will require intense spiritual discipline. Alistair Begg encourages us to aim well, execute consistently, and finish strong in the fight to win souls.

John Dickson

Silently Seeking the Lost

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Vaughan Roberts

The Gospel-Driven Church

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Vaughan Roberts

Gospel-Driven Preaching

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John Dickson

Three Dimensions of Public Evangelism

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Alistair Begg, John Dickson, Vaughan Roberts

Are We Up to the Job of Evangelism? Q&A

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Each year in early May, pastors from across the country and around the world come to Parkside to express their partnership in the gospel and to renew their commitment to the basics of prayer and the Word of God - those activities the Apostles themselves found indispensable and which we so easily evade. We urge you to join us this year as we gather with friends and fellow workers to affirm and renew an unyielding commitment which is the very essence of our calling as pastors: "we will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word" (Acts 6:4).

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Derek Prime

On Being a Pastor, Part One

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Iain Murray

C.H. Spurgeon as an Evangelist

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Alistair Begg

Evangelistic Preaching, Part One

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Derek Prime

On Being a Pastor, Part Two

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All Speakers

Priorities and Practices of Ministry Q &A

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Iain Murray

George Whitefield and Evangelical Unity

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Alistair Begg

Evangelistic Preaching, Part Two

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Derek Prime

On Being a Pastor, Part Three

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Concluding Questions and Answers

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In May of 2004, pastors from across the country and around the world came to Parkside Church to express their partnership in the gospel and to renew their commitment to the basics of prayer and the Word of God - those activities the Apostles themselves found indispensable and which we so easily evade. You are invited to join with them as they gather with friends and fellow workers to affirm and renew an unyielding commitment which is the very essence of the calling as pastors: "We will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word" (Acts 6:4).

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Sinclair Ferguson

His Sufficient Word

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Albert Mohler

Courage in Christian Leadership, Part One

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Alistair Begg

The Power in Weakness

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Albert Mohler

Courage in Christian Leadership, Part Two

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Sinclair Ferguson

His Transforming Spirit

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Alistair Begg

The Weakness of Power

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Sinclair Ferguson

His Eternal Election

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As we gathered at Parkside it was to affirm and express our partnership in the gospel and our complete dependence on "The LORD, the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth...who gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 40:28-29). In his Word God draws near to us and speaks of his mercy in Christ, it is by this Word that we bring a message of hope to a lost and needy world. As Christians and no less as pastors our life and strength come by the basics of hearing and handling the Word of God.

At a time when alluring success stories and attractive methodologies shout from all sides, we need the basics more than ever - to be reminded that the Word is the way; to make time to hear it afresh; to be challenged by its timeless message and life-changing power; to be renewed in our passion to know Christ and make him known. Be encouraged and exhorted once again to preach the Word from Basics 2003.

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D. Ralph Davis

Hearing and Handling Old Testament Narrative, Part One

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D. Ralph Davis

Hearing and Handling Old Testament Narrative, Part Two

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Alistair Begg

Practical Issues of Pastoral Ministry, Part One

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Alistair Begg

Practical Issues of Pastoral Ministry, Part Two

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Kirk Cameron

Evangelism and God's Law

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Bryan Campbell

Learning Holiness by Grace, Part One

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Bryan Campbell

Learning Holiness by Grace, Part Two

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At this, the third annual Parkside Pastors’ Conference, Alistair Begg had the joy and privilege of introducing the three men who have had a significant influence on his ministry as a pastor and preacher - Derek Prime, Eric Alexander and Dick Lucas.

"[These men] are supremely men of the Word. Their enduring effectiveness for the Lord is grounded on the steady conviction that the Bible is God’s one and only means of making His voice heard in the church and the world today." - Alistair Begg

It is hoped that young men involved in church leadership will find these sessions to be supremely useful as these remarkable men share extensively their lives and ministries.

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Alistair Begg

God's Revelation

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Eric Alexander

Samuel's Ministry

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Dick Lucas

The Key To John's Gospel

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Derek Prime

Approaching Historical Narrative

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Eric Alexander

Thirsting After God

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Dick Lucas

Evidence, Faith, Life

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Question and Answer, Open Forum

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Derek Prime

The Pre-eminent Word

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Fatherly Advice to Younger Ministers

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