The wind has changed. The majority of Western society is no longer made up of Bible-believing Christians. In fact, the wind appears to be blowing hard behind the forces of secularism and paganism. So how do believers find the courage to hold firm to our faith in a culture where we're increasingly becoming strangers and aliens?
Brave by Faith by Alistair Begg looks back to the days of Daniel during his exile in Babylon to encourage us to hold the line of our biblical beliefs. Alistair explains that the message of Daniel is incredibly relevant for us in our generation, not because it maps out a strategy for how to deal with our new minority status but because it teaches us to trust in the eternal God who is sovereign over the affairs of our world, including the rise and fall of kings and nations.
Help downloading a zip file to a smartphone or tablet
Most tablets and smartphones don't have the capability to unzip a zip folder. You will need to download an app to help unzip the folder. Before downloading the audio series, download an app to unzip the folder. We have used "iZip." You can find it in the app store for free. (You can ignore the $4.99 version of the app)
Once ‘iZip' is downloaded to your device, click on the link to download the audio resource. iOS devices will show a blank screen after you click on the link. While it looks like nothing is happening, the files are downloading in the background. It will take a few minutes to download the files depending on your internet connection and how large the zip folder is. While the files are downloading, make sure that you don't let your device go to the lock screen which will stop the files from downloading. If this happens, you will need to click on the link to download the series again.
Once the files are downloaded, a notice will appear in the browser asking which app you would like to use to open the audio files. Click on the link that says “Open in ‘iZip’”
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A list of the files in the zip folder will appear. Click on the first sermon. An audio player will appear on the screen and you can listen to the sermon. You will have to listen to the audio series in the iZip app.
If you wish to listen to the audio resource in iTunes or another media playing app, you will need to download the audio files on to a computer and add them to your iTunes account or another account. Then you can sync the iTunes account with the one on your device.
Downloading to a Computer
To download an audio series to your computer, click on the link to download the entire series. The download may take a few minutes, depending on your internet connection speed. A zip folder will download with all of the audio files of the series. Double click on the zip file. The file will then be placed in your Downloads folder on your computer. Once the files are loaded, you should see a newly extracted folder available with the audio files listed in the folder. Click on one to listen to it on your media player on your computer.
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Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.