Is Singing Truly Essential in Church Worship?

    Imagine a piece of candy, brightly wrapped, sitting unclaimed on a counter. We’d probably snatch up the treat, toss aside the cover, and indulge in a delight of sweetness. The wrapping compels the pursuit, but the inside contains the treasure.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Preachers are Servants, Not Celebrities

    On Sunday morning, August 5, 1855, 21-year-old Charles Haddon Spurgeon stepped behind the pulpit of New Park Street Chapel to challenge his congregation to follow the example of one of the saints who had inspired his ministry, the apostle Paul. “As a preacher of the word,” Spurgeon said of Paul, “he stands out pre-eminently as the prince of preachers and a preacher to kings.”

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg, Ministry Updates


    Alistair Thanks Truthpartner Dave from New Jersey

    "These sermons have been a key component of my spiritual growth over the last several months and I am grateful how the Lord uses the daily topics to speak to issues or areas where I need growth. Thank you for your work and diligence in the ministry." - Adam

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Video: "Gospel Shoes" by Alistair Begg

    Just as no soldier would enter battle without shoes, so Paul reminds those in the army of God to put on the Gospel of peace as shoes for our feet. Jesus Christ is our peace, and only on Him will we stand securely. Alistair Begg demonstrates how these “Gospel shoes” give us stability to remain firm in the faith, mobility to go and proclaim Christ, and adaptability to the needs of others for the sake of Christ.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Discern What is Pleasing: Wallpaper

    "Try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. "
    - Ephesians 5:10–11

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    How Can Truth For Life Offer High-Quality Resources at Such Low Prices?

    If you've ever purchased a book, CD, or DVD from Truth For Life, you've likely been surprised by the low cost of the quality resource you received!

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Sermons on the Holy Spirit

    And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. — John 14:16—17 (ESV)

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Meet Truthpartners Patrick and Lisa from Maryland

    If you've ever purchased a CD, DVD, or book from Truth For Life, you may have been surprised by the low cost of your quality resource. There's a special group of listeners, called Truthpartners, to thank for this! Truthpartners give each month to offset the cost of Bible teaching resources so that cost is not a barrier to anyone seeking to learn more about God's Word. You'll never get a chance to meet all of the Truthpartners that give so generously to make Truth For Life possible, but today, meet Truthpartners Patrick and Lisa to whom we owe a great deal of thanks! And, if you're not yet a Truthpartner, please join this enabling team today.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Meet Andrew and Emily Who Listen to Truth For Life in Hawaii

    Marriage and parenthood are gifts from God—and when we understand and embrace God’s plan for both, our joy increases. Meet Andrew and Emily, who are putting God's Word into practice in their marriage and embracing His instruction for their roles as new parents.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Purity of His People: Wallpaper

    "God takes the purity of His people seriously."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Alistair Thanks Truthpartners John and Kelli from California

    Each month, we receive letters from listeners who benefit greatly from the teaching on Truth For Life but are not in a position to support the ministry financially. Listeners who are on a fixed income, in prison, or serving on the missionary field write often to express their gratitude for free, unlimited access to the clear, bold exposition of God's Word. They’re also grateful to be able to purchase high-quality Bible teaching resources at cost.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Featured Resource: 'Sing!' by Keith and Kristyn Getty

    Singing to God is what we’re created, commanded, and compelled to do. Christ-filled, Spirit-prompted singing changes our hearts and minds, and in turn can change our families—and even this world. In their latest book, lyricists and worship leaders Keith and Kristyn Getty challenge us to sing to the Lord as they provide a treasure trove of lost principles rediscovered for a new generation of worshippers. Request you copy of Sing! when you donate to Truth For Life.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "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


    Meet Truthpartner Bill from Toronto

    Whether you listen on the radio, online, or through the free mobile app, Truth For Life is made possible by the generous giving of other listeners just like you! Our thanks go out to each and every Truthpartner for their passion to bring clear, relevant Bible teaching to a worldwide audience. Meet Bill, from Toronto, whose essential partnership in this ministry brings you free, unlimited access to God's Word every day of the year! This month, will you join Bill in this Gospel mission?

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Alistair Begg on Following Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture (6 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Serious About Listening: Wallpaper

    "I want to make sure that we're serious about listening to the Word of God—not because of the person who is proclaiming it, but because it is the Word of God."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Alistair Begg Reminds Us that Faith is Built Up in Times of Suffering (5 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Meet Clive, Who Brings Truth For Life to Listeners in Belize

    When you become a Truthpartner, you join the vital team of listeners who make Truth For Life possible! Throughout each week, our program is distributed through over 1,800 radio outlets, including Lighthouse Christian Radio in Belize. Meet Clive, the director of Lighthouse, as he expresses his gratitude for the generous giving of Truthpartners who are helping build up believers in Central America.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Download (Free) - Encore - A Collection of Listener Favorites

    Each year we produce a series of listener favorites. The messages are on a wide range of topics such as marriage, trials, and attributes of God.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    A Word of Wisdom from Alistair Begg on Expectations for Marriage (4 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Raymond from Kansas Shares His Experience Listening to Truth For Life

    How does God's Spirit work through God's Word to affect people's lives? Meet Raymond, who explains the comfort that God brought him and his family during a difficult time of loss.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Hymn: "All I Have Is Christ" by Jordan Kauflin

    I once was lost in darkest night
    Yet thought I knew the way
    The sin that promised joy and life
    Had led me to the grave
    I had no hope that You would own
    A rebel to Your will
    And if You had not loved me first
    I would refuse You still

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Ten Benchmarks For Living a Life Pleasing to God

    If you sit along the sidelines of a youth sporting event, you’ll observe parents’ smiles and applause as their children exercise their abilities. Such a watchful exchange between parent and child—a balance of loving encouragement and eager engagement—is just a foreshadow of how our Father in heaven looks upon us as we endeavor to please Him.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Alistair Begg on the Topic of Spiritual Fitness (3 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Foundations of the Bible: Wallpaper

    "The foundation of the Bible has been laid once and for all. No one has the right to tamper with it, add to it, or subtract from it."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Alistair Thanks Truthpartner Dr. Hurst from Pennsylvania

    Meet Dr. Hurst, a Truthpartner from Pennsylvania whose giving and prayer help bring God's Word through Alistair's teaching to many! Dr. Hurst's love of the Bible compelled him to make supporting Truth For Life a priority.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Listener Stories


    Alistair Begg Reminds Us There is No Ideal Place to Serve God

    Dear Friend,

    On August 3, 1983, when Susan and I, along with our three children ages four and under, left Glasgow for Cleveland on a one-way ticket, none of us could have ever imagined the adventure awaiting us. I’m often asked, why I “deserted” Scotland when it is so spiritually needy.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    How Do We Live a Life Pleasing to God?

    Today, in a special program, Alistair Begg sits down with Truth For Life host Bob Lepine to discuss what it looks like when our love for Jesus frames all aspects of our lives. In this candid and casual interview, Alistair draws upon his personal experience, recalling childhood memories, and reflecting on how his relationships and work in pastoral ministry led him to a roadmap for making God's pleasure the chief aim of all we do.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    What Must We Recognize in Order to See God's Majesty? Alistair Begg Explains (1 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Alistair Begg Talks About Adding "Vitality" to Our Prayers (2 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Alistair Begg on Serving God in Our Every Day Lives (8 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    A Brief Word from Alistair Begg on the Topic of Humility (7 of 8)

    Our world insists that self-gratification is the key to happiness. The Bible, however, declares that if we wish to experience true joy, we must seek God’s pleasure above all else. Pleasing God is not a matter of personal preference, but a priority that everyone is called to take seriously.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources