Hymn: "The Solid Rock" by Edward Mote

     My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Hymn: "Trust and Obey" by John Sammis

    When we walk with the Lord
    In the light of His Word,
    What a glory He sheds on our way!
    While we do His good will
    He abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "Hannah's Prayer" by Alistair Begg

    After Samuel’s dedication, Hannah praised God for hearing her prayers and remembering her affliction. The joy expressed by her words, Alistair Begg explains, was rooted not in her circumstances alone, but in what God had done, was doing, and was going to do for His people. Her hope rested in the certainty that God guards the faithful and will triumph over His enemies. Only God, who stepped into the brokenness of our condition, can minister to aching hearts like hers as He works all things according to His good purposes.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    The Grace of God: Wallpaper

    "The grace of God does not relieve me of my responsibility to be obedient; the grace of God makes possible my obedience."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Join Us for Sunday Worship Service with Alistair Begg

    Join Alistair Begg and the congregation at Parkside Church for Sunday morning worship by watching our live stream. Beginning at 9:45 EST, you can watch the service live, in its entirety, as a supplement to your home church worship or if you’re unable to attend your local church. Each Sunday that Alistair teaches from the pulpit at Parkside, the service will be streamed on our website (visit truthforlife.org/live), Facebook page (visit facebook.com/truthforlife), YouTube channel (visit tfl.org/youtube-playlist), and ROKU channel (tfl.org/roku-download).

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Weekly Sermons


    God as the Composer of the World (An Excerpt from the book God's Big Picture)

    Does the melody of your life carry a tune of harmony or discord? Where can we find the order we need to play the right notes?

    Vaughan Roberts explains how music serves as a metaphor for our relationship with God in his book God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Video: "May the Lord Establish His Word" by Alistair Begg

    After years of backsliding, Israel was a spiritually fruitless nation—and, as Alistair Begg explains, Hannah’s barren condition mirrored her people’s predicament. When the Lord granted Hannah a son, then, He answered more than a mother’s prayers: Samuel’s arrival fulfilled God’s covenant promise to establish His Word by providing leadership for Israel. God did not intervene because Hannah or the Israelites earned His favor. Rather, He always acts according to His unfolding plan of redemption and care for His people.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    God's Only Plan (An Excerpt from the book God's Big Picture)

    Although the Bible contains a diverse collection of writings penned across generations, it holds together as one book, with God as its author. Scripture’s unifying subject is Jesus Christ and the salvation He brings—but even believers misunderstand the message being conveyed throughout the Old and New Testaments. Vaughan Roberts, in his helpful book God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, offers clarification:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Like His Son: Wallpaper

    "In the experience of suffering we learn that God is prepared to go to any lengths to make us like His Son."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    What Does a Sweeping Journey Through the Bible Reveal?

    Creation, dietary laws, animal sacrifices, David and Goliath…what do these topics from Scripture have to do with Jesus Christ? Do they hold any relevance for us today?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    In Marriage, Who Leads, Who Follows, and Why Is It Important? (4 of 6)

    A cartoon Cupid with a quiver full of arrows may make us chuckle, but buying into the concept of being “love-struck” can be harmful—especially if we don’t think beyond fleeting emotions to the fulfillment of the roles God has established for husband and wife.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "So Send I You" by Margaret Clarkson

    So send I you—to labor unrewarded,
    To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
    To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing—
    So send I you to toil for Me alone.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Integrity is an Important Quality in a Future Spouse (2 of 6)

    Judging from the appearance of candy conversation hearts on store shelves, it would seem that love is in the air. Certainly there’s more to the conversation of meaningful relationships than sweet nothings, though.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    The Most Important Attribute in a Potential Spouse (1 of 6)

    It’s that time of year again, when hearts and flowers bedeck boxes of chocolates and romance abounds. But for those of us who want to give serious attention to what makes a relationship last, we need to look beyond the greeting card aisle.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Understanding the World: Wallpaper

    "When we read the Bible, we are reading history and geography. This will frame and form our understanding of the world."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    The Impact of a Strong Marriage (Part 6 of 6)

    It’s the season for hearts and flowers, and a thoughtful surprise for a spouse would likely be welcome this time of year. As Alistair Begg shares in Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure, though, while romance is helpful, there's much more required in the important work of strengthening a marriage:

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "Only Her Lips Moved" by Alistair Begg

    In times of prolonged suffering, we can easily grow bitter and resentful toward God and others. Unable to conceive year after year, Elkanah’s wife Hannah was familiar with sorrow. This woman of faith did not hide or minimize her pain, though; rather, she brought her affliction before God in prayer. Alistair Begg explains that when we, like Hannah, recognize that our circumstances are under God’s sovereign care, He enables us to find peace and hope even in the midst of unresolved trials.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    What Does God Intend for Marital Love to Look Like? (Part 4 of 6)

    The importance of love within a marriage cannot be underestimated. What does God intend for marital love to look like with regard to the roles of husband and wife? Alistair Begg explores the characteristics of Christian love in Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    The Role of Husband and Wife (Part 3 of 6)

    The Bible gives Christians a substantive framework for marriage that will result in a God-glorifying union. In Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure, Alistair Begg clarifies what the roles of a wife and husband look like according to God’s design:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    In Marriage, We Are Not Our Own (Part 2 of 6)

    When it comes to God’s design for marriage, His blueprints are clearly drawn. The foundation, the structure, the roles He intends to be fulfilled—it’s all provided in Scripture. In fact, as Alistair Begg explains in Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure, Jesus Himself provided the perfect example of how God intends for the relationship between husband and wife to work:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    How to Avoid Marital Failure (Part 1 of 6)

    Our contemporary world often suggests that matrimony is an institution that humans dreamed up. But the original plan of marriage was God's creation—a covenant relationship of divine origin.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Instructions for Marriage (Part 5 of 6)

    “The chaos and confusion that surround too many marriages can be traced to the simple fact that couples have chosen to tamper with the directions. It will only be when they admit their total dependence upon the wisdom of God’s Word and the power of God’s Spirit that they will get back on track.” —Alistair Begg, Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Do You Know Robert Murray M'Cheyne? Alistair Begg Explains

    Dear Friend,

    If you aren’t familiar with the Scottish preacher Robert Murray M’Cheyne, his life story and his written works are well worth exploring. Born in Edinburgh in 1813, M’Cheyne was the youngest of five children and the son of a prosperous lawyer. He attended university, studying the arts, writing poetry, and, according to his father, living “a lively turn.” When M’Cheyne was only eighteen, his older brother David died—and in his passing, he played a part in Robert enrolling in Divinity Hall at the university. M’Cheyne went on to study theology with great zeal.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    State of the Believer: Wallpaper

    "How different will be the state of the believer in heaven from what it is here! Here he is born to toil and suffer weariness, but in the land of the immortal, fatigue is never known."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Sermons from 1 Thessalonians by Alistair Begg

    Listen to or download for free sermons from the 1 Thessalonians by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

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    Sermons from Colossians by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from 2 Corinthians by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Titus by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from 1 Corinthians by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Luke by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Matthew by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Judges by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Joshua by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Deuteronomy by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Numbers by Alistair Begg

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    Sermons from Exodus by Alistair Begg

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    True Joy. Can We Really Experience It?

    The world around us claims to offer unlimited tangible pleasures, but our experience assures us that these pleasures are fleeting. Even those who follow so-called religious paths, still often find themselves empty and without joy. Ultimately, nothing short of an intimate, personal relationship with Christ can fill the believer’s soul with gladness.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources