Video: "Pray Also For Me, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    It’s hard to imagine a more effective minister than Paul­–yet even he was no superhero. While we may assume that the spiritually mature need less prayer, Paul exemplified the exact opposite, earnestly requesting prayer for both the words and the boldness to preach the Gospel. Demonstrating how Paul’s humble acknowledgement of his vulnerability made him aware of his need for prayer, Alistair Begg spurs us on to pray for the preaching of God’s Word.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" by Isaac Watts

    O God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Our shelter from the stormy blast,
    And our eternal home!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    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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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Cast Our Sorrows: Wallpaper

    "We cast our sorrows on the Lord who walked upon the sea of old and who makes a way for His people through the depths."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "God and Man" by Alistair Begg

    Unless we first understand God’s identity, we will never make sense of our own. So who is God? Psalm 8 proclaims that He is the Lord, the ruler of all things who created mankind in His image. Our inherent dignity, however, has been tarnished by sin. Contrasting God’s greatness with humanity’s frailty, Alistair Begg demonstrates the immense care for us that God expressed through the death of His Son, Jesus. It is this God alone who reaches out to us, answering the deepest questions of our souls.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Is Comfort Possible While Suffering?

    Sickness, betrayal, persistent sin—the trials of this life can loom large, threatening to overwhelm us with distraction or despair.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "My Sins are Gone" by N.B. Vandall

    You ask why I am happy so I'll just tell you why,
    Because my sins are gone;
    And when I meet the scoffers who ask me where they are,
    I say, "My sins are gone."

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Download the Upgraded Truth For Life with Alistair Begg App

    The Truth For Life mobile app has been upgraded with a new look and new features.

    Access all of the teaching from Alistair Begg wherever you go, whenever you choose, by using the upgraded Truth For Life mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Cross Country Race: Wallpaper

    "The Christian life is not a series of 100-yard sprints; it is like a cross-country race. It’s a long obedience in the same direction."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "All Prayer" by Alistair Begg

    Christians know that prayer is essential, but we often struggle with knowing how to pray best. As Paul instructed the Ephesians in wielding the spiritual weapon of prayer, he both exemplified and explained how to pray, when to pray, and what to pray for. Walking us through Paul’s imperatives on prayer, Alistair Begg helps us understand what it means to pray continually, varyingly, and perseveringly for all our brothers and sisters in Christ with God-centered perspective and trust.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Sermons on Pastoral Ministry

    Those in pastoral ministry have a great responsibility in preaching the Gospel to their congregation. Paul repeatedly encouraged Timothy and Titus to teach the good news with clarity and to model humility, integrity and godly character. In these sermons, Alistair Begg encourages pastors to stay focused on God’s Word as the source of inerrant truth and to teach the Bible in a manner that glorifies God.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    What Gospel Ministers Do

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the ministry of the Gospel—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    The Birthright: Wallpaper

    "This is the birthright of the child of God: that God comes and invades us by the Holy Spirit, takes up residence in our lives, and creates within us a passion for God and a love for Him."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    What Gospel Ministers Don't Do (Part 4 of 4)

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the ministry of the Gospel—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    How to ReSet in a Burnout Culture

    Men: Do your brains feel overused and exhausted? Are your marriages not what they once were? Are you falling behind in your work, often feeling overwhelmed and stressed?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    What Gospel Ministers Don't Do (Part 3 of 4)

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the ministry of the Gospel—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Hymn: "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" by Henry Lyte

    Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
    To His feet thy tribute bring.
    Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
    Evermore His praises sing;
    Alleluia! Alleluia!
    Praise the everlasting King.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Wait for the Lord : Wallpaper

    "Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!"
    - Psalm 27:14

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    What Gospel Ministers Don't Do (Part 2 of 4)

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the ministry of the Gospel—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Video: "The Sword of the Spirit, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    In addition to protective wear, soldiers must also arm themselves for battle. In spiritual warfare, Christian soldiers take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Contemporary culture often regards the Bible as irrelevant, but as Alistair Begg demonstrates, God’s Word is no ordinary book: it speaks with clarity, authority, and veracity, and is necessary for coming to faith. God cannot be found through human investigation, but He reveals Himself generally through His creation, specially through His Word, and ultimately through His Son.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Video: "The Sword of the Spirit, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    God’s Word—the “Sword of the Spirit”—is necessary not only when we come to faith in Christ, but also as we continue in the Christian life and contend for the faith. Alistair Begg describes the vital role that the Bible plays in the perseverance of all believers, enabling us to respond to Satan’s accusations, hope in times of discouragement, and stay steady in times of doubt. The Sword of the Spirit is suited for the hand of every Christian without distinction, and it is with unashamed confidence in this Word that we make it our aim to persuade others of the hope that we have.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    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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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    What Gospel Ministers Don't Do (Part 1 of 4)

    For pastors, the Gospel ministry is not always smooth sailing. Jesus said we should anticipate hardship, and when we look at the lives of the apostles, we discover that is exactly what they faced. In 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, however, we find Paul making a series of great declarations concerning the call to ministry—declarations that stand to encourage today’s pastors in their vital work:

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Alistair Begg Reminds Us to Pray for Our Pastors

    Dear Friend,

    The phrase “shepherds and teachers” in Ephesians 4:11 denotes one office. For the local pastor, this wording paints a helpful picture. Shepherding requires that we encourage, comfort, and at times, even warn, the members of our flock. Teaching requires us to provide a nourishing pasture—the pasture of God’s Word explained clearly and relevantly—so that all are fed and mature in their commitment to Christ.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg