Reformation Sunday Message: "Here I Stand" by Alistair Begg

    The Reformation was both a revival and a theological revolution, and it remains vital for the Church today. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Alistair Begg explains that Martin Luther faced a crucial dilemma that is common to all: how can undeserving sinners be pardoned by a holy God? The distinguishing feature of the Christian Church is the proclamation of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and the doctrine of justification remains the doctrine upon which the Church stands or falls.

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    The 5 Solas of the Reformation

    The Reformers of the 16th century were moved to put their livelihoods, homes, fortunes, and lives on the line to restore the Church to the essential teachings of the Gospel. These core teachings have come down to us by five Latin phrases. Translated into English, they teach that salvation is according to Scripture alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, for the glory of the God alone.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Treasure: Wallpaper

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.  -2 Corinthians 4:7

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: "I Need Thee Every Hour" by Annie S. Hawks

    I Need Thee Every Hour
    By: Annie S. Hawks

    I need Thee every hour,
    Most gracious Lord;
    No tender voice like Thine
    Can peace afford.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "Walking in Wisdom" by Alistair Begg

    Does God care what we do with our time? In this message from Ephesians 5, Alistair Begg explains that the wise use of time should distinguish those who are in Christ from the world around us. Instead of making foolish decisions based on our feelings, impulses, or instincts, Christians should pay attention to God's Word, think carefully, and make wise decisions that bring glory to God.

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    5 Sermons on Preaching


    Download or listen to five sermons from Alistair Begg about Preaching.

     

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    These Truths Alone - A Study of the Five Solas of the Reformation

    This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation—a pivotal point in church history when reformers like Martin Luther called the wandering sixteenth-century European church to return to the teachings of the Gospel.

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    Waters of Life: Wallpaper

    "The church of God navigates the waters of life as a result of the tiller of the Word of God guiding us on our way." -Alistair Begg

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    Hymn: "There is a Fountain" By William Cowper

    There is a Fountain
    By: William Cowper

    There is a fountain filled with blood,
    Drawn from Immanuel’s veins,
    And sinners plunged beneath that flood
    Lose all their guilty stains:
    Lose all their guilty stains,
    Lose all their guilty stains;
    And sinners plunged beneath that flood
    Lose all their guilty stains.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Sermons about the Wrath of God

    In today’s world, we don’t discuss God’s wrath often. While many of us hold to the truth that God is loving and full of grace and mercy, it can be tempting to stop there, leaving us with an incomplete picture of God’s true character. In these sermons, Alistair Begg reminds us that while God is loving, He is also just, and there are consequences if we don't accept His Son as our Savior.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Recommended Reading List for Pastors

    Truth For Life recommends the following books, on a diverse variety of subjects, for pastors, church leaders and others in Bible-teaching ministry. This carefully selected collection covers topics including Christ-centered preaching, the dynamics of effective preaching, successfully leading a congregation, personal devotion and working in youth ministry.

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    Download (Free) - "The Pastor's Study" - A Seven Volume Study For Pastors and Leaders by Alistair Begg

    Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that "the work of preaching is the highest and greatest and most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called." Such a high calling, however, comes with a high level of responsibility: As a pastor places his confidence in the Gospel’s power, the task of proclamation must be his chief concern. In the Pastor’s Study, we present a collection of sermons designed to help and encourage the Gospel-centered pastor as he evangelizes faithfully and establishes believers in the sound doctrine essential to spiritual growth.

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    The Reformation - How Did It Transform the Church?

    When Martin Luther first proposed his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, he wasn’t trying to be a revolutionary. 500 years later, though, we look back on that moment as the spark that ignited the Reformation. On that day, he kindled a passion for the Gospel that’s still burning bright throughout the world.

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    My Sheep:Wallpaper

    "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." -John 10:27-28

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by Cecil F. Alexander

    All Things Bright and Beautiful
    By: Cecil F. Alexander

    Refrain:
    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful:
    The Lord God made them all.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "Walk in Light, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    Those who have come to know the Lord Jesus experience the tension of living for Christ in the midst of darkness. At one extreme, we're tempted to separate from the world entirely; at the other, to embrace our culture without question. Alistair Begg reminds us that every Christian must engage the culture without accommodating the darkness present because of unbelief. The transforming light of the Gospel shines when Christians live as those who have been transformed by the grace of God with minds saturated by the Word of God. (Ephesians 5:7-14)

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    What Does a Biblical Church Look Like?

    The Reformers concluded from Scripture that a true church exists where the Word of God is rightly preached and the ordinances are rightly administered. In its assembly, the local church is made up of believers united to fulfill the work commissioned by Jesus: making disciples of all the nations.

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    Hymn: "Before the Throne of God Above" by Charitie L. Bancroft

    Before the Throne of God Above
    By: Charitie L. Bancroft

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    His Steadfast Love: Wallpaper

    "There is nothing little in God; His steadfast love is like Himself - it is infinite. You cannot measure it."
    C.H. Spurgeon

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    Hymn: "Jesus Shall Reign" by Isaac Watts

    Jesus Shall Reign
    By: Isaac Watts

    Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
    Does His successive journeys run;
    His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
    Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "Walk in Light, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    The problem with the human condition isn’t lack of education, inadequate resources, or insufficient self-effort: it’s a matter of the heart. Alistair Begg explains that by nature, every human being is corrupted by sin, and we cannot understand ourselves, our neighbors, or our culture without first wrestling with this truth. Those who are in Christ are radically transformed from darkness to light as the Spirit of God reveals the Son of God through the work of the Word of God. (Ephesians 5:8)

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    Download (Free) - "And He Shall Reign" - A Study in the Book of Daniel

    With stories of men who endured in the face of persecution, terrifying dreams, and mysterious visions, the book of Daniel has intrigued readers for generations. But at the heart of this book, we don’t meet a mere man, however brave, faithful, or wise. We meet God, the King of Kings, who rules over every earthly kingdom and who is committed to preserving His people through trouble and persecution.

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    How Do I Find a Church?

    Most Christians understand that the term “church” doesn’t apply to a building—and yet, when searching for a church, some give undue attention to concerns like size, seating arrangements, and even lighting. Have you ever genuinely wondered, “How do I find the right church?”—or even, “How do I properly assess a church while searching?”

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    Alistair Begg Reflects on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

    Dear Friend,

    This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This theological revolution is largely ignored and forgotten, not just in our secular culture, but more tragically in an increasingly confused and compromised Church.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg