Alistair Begg's New Book "Pray Big"

    Having a consistent, intimate prayer life is a challenge for many of us. We might pray readily enough for our most immediate concerns, such as help for our children, provision with our jobs, or assistance with our finances. We often have difficulty, though, relying entirely on God to answer our prayers in accordance with our truest needs. How do we pray rightly, understanding that we’re praying to a God who can do infinitely more than we ask or imagine?

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    Blessings: Wallpaper

    "When we receive Him, God the Father pours out all of the blessings and benefits of His fatherhood upon His adopted sons and daughters."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Video: "He Saw and Believed" By Alistair Begg

    The finality of Christ’s burial left His disciples in a state of fear and mourning. The silence of the grave, however, would not last for long. On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene discovered an empty tomb that proclaimed Jesus’ decisive victory over sin and gave rise to the fledgling faith of all who saw and believed. The Spirit of God, Alistair Begg explains, has the power to raise Christ from the dead and transform mockers and doubters into bold witnesses for Christ.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    How Can We Thank God for the Privilege of Coming to Him in Prayer?


     In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul teaches that God can "do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think" (3:20). How do we rightly thank God for His goodness toward us? In his book Pray Big, Alistair Begg helps us pray big prayers to a big God who is unlimited in granting all that is in His will for us.

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    Video: "It Must Be So" by Alistair Begg

    Deserted by His companions, bound, spat upon, beaten, mocked, flogged, and crucified—why did God allow this to happen to His own Son? Why did Jesus freely and willingly give up His life when He could have called legions of angels to His aid? In this special Good Friday message, Alistair Begg explains Scripture’s teaching that these events took place as an expression of God’s divine love for us, in fulfillment of His sovereign plan, and to provide salvation for all who would believe in Christ.

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    Download (Free) — "When You Pray, Say..." — Finding Instruction in the Lord's Prayer

    In the Christian life, nothing is more important, and nothing more difficult to establish and maintain, than a meaningful prayer life. Although we find time to do just about everything else—good things, industrious things, ministry things—it often seems that when we get to the issue of prayer, everything works against us.

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    How Should We Pray? Alistair Begg Shares Insights Learned from the Apostle Paul (Part 2 of 2)

    A faithful and fruitful prayer life doesn't always come easily. How should we talk to God? What should we pray for? How do we approach a Holy God in our sinful state? Alistair Begg addresses these questions and more in this full-length interview on the subject of his new book, Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Prayer Life: Wallpaper

    "There is nothing more important—and there is nothing more difficult—than to establish and maintain a healthy, meaningful prayer life."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Share the Truth of the Resurrection with a Friend This Easter Sunday

    Eyewitness testimonies, the empty tomb, the striking change in the disciples ... the New Testament provides fact-based evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. In this message, Alistair Begg encourages us to a thoughtful consideration of this central Christian truth, emphasizing the need to trust in Christ for our salvation. Through His Word, Jesus calls each one to faith in the Gospel, and those who believe are called to share His story with a broken world.

    Share this extraordinary story of God's plan for our salvation with a friend this Easter Sunday!

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    Sermons about Christ's Death

    Why did Christ die and what does his death mean for us today? Alistair Begg looks at the death of Christ in the sermons below and reminds us that by dying on the cross, Jesus Christ beared the wrath of our sins.

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    How Can We Thank God for Opening Our Eyes to See Our Savior?


     

    When we hear and study God’s Word, He works miraculously to open our eyes so that we can see the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Finding the right words to thank God for this lifesaving miracle is far from easy. In his book Pray Big, Alistair Begg draws from the prayers of the apostle Paul to put earnest words to our gratitude.

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    "Ask a Jew, Ask a Gentile" Live

    An enlightening and entertaining dialogue with Jewish Talk Show Host Dennis Prager and Christian Pastor Alistair Begg. Moderated by National Radio and Television host Hugh Hewitt.

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    Alistair Begg on How to Pray Like the Apostle Paul

    A consistent, eternity-focused prayer life doesn't come naturally to most of us. How can we pray better, and bigger? In his latest book, Alistair Begg offers a helpful pattern for praying big prayers to a big God by drawing from the prayers of the apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians. Watch Alistair discuss how to focus our prayers, why some prayers remain unanswered, and what we should pray for in this insightful series.

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    How Can We Thank God for the Privilege of Calling Him Father?


    Finding the words to pray what's on our hearts isn't always easy. In his book Pray Big, Alistair Begg gives us a prayer to thank God for the privilege of being able to call Him Father and for enabling us to come to Him through the giving of the Holy Spirit.

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    Hymn: "To God Be the Glory" by Fanny Crosby

    To God be the glory, great things He hath done!
    So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
    Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
    And opened the Life-gate that all may go in.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    God's Purpose: Wallpaper

    "It was God’s purpose from all of eternity that His Son would be the atoning sacrifice for sins."
    - Alistair Begg

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    How Should We Pray? Alistair Begg Shares Insights Learned from the Apostle Paul (Part 1 of 2)

    A faithful and fruitful prayer life doesn't always come easily. How should we talk to God? What should we pray for? How do we approach a Holy God in our sinful state? Alistair Begg addresses these questions and more in this full-length interview on the subject of his new book, Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Learn about Jesus' Journey to the Cross

    "You’re either for Christ or you are opposed to Christ. You are either putting your faith and trust in what Jesus said and did or you’re putting your faith and trust in what you have said and in what you believe. I commend to you today a resurrected Christ. I commend to you His amazing love, the wonder of His sacrifice, in order that we who are dead in our sins may be made alive forever and ever."  —Alistair Begg

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    Watch Alistair Begg Discuss How to Pray Like the Apostle Paul

    A faithful and fruitful prayer life doesn't always come easily. How should we talk to God? What should we pray for? How do we approach a holy God in our sinful state? Alistair Begg addresses these questions and more in this full-length interview on his new book, Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg, Ministry Updates


    Hymn: "O for a Thousand Tongues" by Charles Wesley

    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    My great Redeemer's praise,
    The glories of my God and King,
    The triumphs of his grace!

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    God Reigns: Wallpaper

    "God reigns over the nations;
    God sits on his holy throne.
    The princes of the peoples gather
    as the people of the God of Abraham.
    For the shields of the earth belong to God;
    he is highly exalted!"
    — Psalm 47:8–9 ESV

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    Truth For Life is on Apple TV

    Watch the latest from Alistair Begg and Truth For Life on your TV with our free Apple TV app! Search for "Truth For Life" in the App Store on your Apple TV. Once you find the app, select "Get." 

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    Get Back to the Basics of Christianity

    What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this study, Alistair identifies the essential elements of the believer’s life, starting first with conversion and then elaborating the manner in which believers are to act out their faith "To be a Christian," he says, "is to declare that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship affects both our minds - teaching us what to believe, as well as our morals - changing the way we live." While each follower of Christ has a unique calling, all Christians share the same fixed features of genuine faith.

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    Video: "The Lord Reigns" By Alistair Begg

    The world’s chaos may tempt us to cry out, “Is anyone in charge around here?” Reminding us that the Lord Omnipotent still reigns, Alistair Begg examines the biblical clarity, mystery, and security of God’s providence. Our creator and sustainer, God remains sovereign over all things—including rulers and rebels alike. Even when the wicked flourish and we are disheartened, we can trust Him to keep His promises and fulfill His purposes for His glory and our good.

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    Alistair Begg on the Power of Prayer

    Dear Friend,

    In the 1980s, I had the privilege of meeting and becoming a friend of the late Alec Motyer. (You may find this link helpful in learning about him: www.ivpress.com/j-alec-motyer.) Alec was a biblical scholar and pastor known widely for his commentaries on the Old Testament. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1947 and later was Principal at Trinity College, Bristol, UK. In 1986, we were speaking at the Portstewart Convention in Northern Ireland. During the week, we took walks together after lunch. I have the fondest memories of those conversations. When we parted at the end of the week, he said, “My dear boy, I will pray for you.”

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg