Video: "The Ark is Returned" by Alistair Begg

    Weary of plagues and eager to rid themselves of the ark, the Philistines devised a plan to test whether their affliction was truly the result of God’s heavy hand or merely coincidence. Walking us through the twists and turns of this story, Alistair Begg reminds us that God judges those who violate His plans and is not to be tested. Our heritage, offerings, and endeavors can’t save us from His wrath. Only in Christ can we safely and securely stand before the Lord.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Ever Challenged to Answer a Child's Question About Jesus?

    Questions—children are full of them! While inquisitiveness is an endearing quality, it can sometimes prove challenging, especially when young ones begin to ask about matters of faith. Thankfully, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson has written a helpful book for families that makes the most of a child’s natural curiosity about God and the world He has made.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Purpose: Wallpaper

    "God sweeps all of our failures into His purpose so that His great power might be shown to belong not to us, but to the Lord Jesus."
    — Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "The Heavy Hand of God" by Alistair Begg

    God cannot be defeated, even when His children are. When the Philistines vanquished the Israelites and captured the ark, all seemed lost. The tables were turned, though, when the almighty God toppled the Philistines’ worthless idol Dagon and inflicted them with tumors until they cried out. Alistair Begg explains that afflictions like these can be acts of mercy that help us recognize God’s glory, presence, and power. Our only true protection from God’s wrath is the refuge He Himself provides in Jesus.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Download (Free) - The Strength of Weakness - The Power of God in Human Inadequacy

    When challenging circumstances reveal our weaknesses, it can be tempting to despair. To help us battle discouragement­­—especially in the face of prolonged trials­­—Scripture teaches us to view our situations from God’s perspective. When we seek the Lord in prayer and call to mind His faithfulness and promises, we are reminded that He is able to work all things for His glory and our good.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Sermons from 2 Timothy by Alistair Begg

    Listen to or download for free sermons from 2 Timothy by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

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    Sermons from 1 Timothy by Alistair Begg

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

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    Sermons from 2 Thessalonians by Alistair Begg

    Listen to or download for free sermons from 2 Thessalonians by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

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    Download (Free) - The Christian Family - How the Gospel Transforms Our Homes

    In God’s plan for the Christian family, all members affirm that Jesus is Lord through their submission to and love for one another. Together, husbands and wives set the tone, displaying their love for Christ in giving themselves to the privileges and responsibilities of marriage. Children in turn display their understanding of Jesus’ lordship by respecting and obeying their parents. When everyone in the family follows this biblical mandate, it makes for healthy churches and stable societies.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Along the Journey: Wallpaper

    "Let me tell you how you experience God: read your Bible and do what it says, and He’ll meet with you along the journey."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    App Update: Version 5.0.13 Includes Bible Audio, Better Sermon Browsing and More

    The free Truth For Life with Alistair Begg mobile app has a new look and new features. Recently upgraded, the enhanced app presents the daily program, full-length devotional, and the one-year Bible reading plan right on the home screen. The upgraded app also now includes:

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "My Mother and My Brothers" by Alistair Begg

    What would Jesus think about Mother’s Day? The brief glimpses provided in Scripture reveal that while Jesus was respectful, courteous, and concerned for His mother’s care, His priority was to do the work of His Father—and although she gave birth to Christ, even Mary was in need of salvation. In this “charcoal sketch,” Alistair Begg surveys the Bible passages that record Jesus’ interactions with His mother. These scenes remind us that, like Jesus, our duty to God must take precedence over everything else, including family loyalty.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


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    Facebook recently announced changes to what they will show on your news feed. Because of these changes you may see less and less of Truth For Life's content. If you want to make sure you don't miss out on TFL's posts, follow the steps below.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    What Happens When We Pray? (An Excerpt from the Book 'Do You Pray?')

    What happens when we pray? Consider this encouragement from J.C. Ryle:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Temptation: Wallpaper

    "There is no period in the Christian life when we are exempt from temptation."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Hymn "I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow" by John Newton

    I asked the Lord that I might grow
    In faith and love and ev’ry grace; 
    Might more of His salvation know,
    And seek more earnestly His face.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "A Communion Meditation" by Alistair Begg

    Paul wrote to the Colossian believers to assure them of their identity in Christ and to urge them on to maturity, lest they be drawn away from the truth. Having once been alienated from God, he explained, they were now reconciled by Christ. Jesus’ death covered every individual sin, and one day He would present His people holy and blameless to His Father. As Alistair Begg makes plain, while everyone’s heart is hostile to God, in Christ we have been radically transformed from what we once were.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Loving Mothers Reflect Our Loving God

    Mothers are one of the greatest signposts God ever fixed on the earth, carrying on daily with strength, love, consistency, the healing art, and just the right words at just the right time. The amazing love and effectiveness mothers display demonstrates, in thousands of ways, that behind them there is a God who also cares. And where even the best of mothers cannot reach us, heal us, or offer the right words, there is someone even stronger, more perfect and availing. Loving mothers point us to a loving God.

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    What Can Prayer Do? Have You Ever Wondered? (An Excerpt from the Book 'Do You Pray?')

    What can prayer do? Have you ever wondered? Consider J.C. Ryle’s observations:

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    True Freedom: Wallpaper

    "True freedom is found in obedience to what God has made absolutely clear in the Bible."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Alistair Begg Encourages Us to Press On

    Dear Friend,

    We’ll soon be reaching a milestone in hosting our 20th annual Basics Conference for pastors and church leaders. It’s been a particular joy and privilege to have been joined by faithful friends in the Gospel who’ve taught at Basics. Sitting side by side with fellow teachers of God’s Word, we’ve shared the ups and downs of pastoral ministry and have encouraged one another to keep on keeping on.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States

    Ever since 1774, when the Continental Congress asked the thirteen original American colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, leaders in the US have issued calls for prayer for the country. In 1952, a joint resolution by the United States Congress declared an annual day of prayer, which in 1988 was permanently designated to take place on the first Thursday in May.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Truth For Life on AudioNow

    You may now listen to Truth For Life and Truth For Life Weekend from your phone. This new opportunity helps us achieve our goal of teaching the Bible with clarity and relevance where people are in whatever format they choose.

     

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    Do You Pray?

    Do you pray? It’s a straightforward question, and one that most of us can answer without much reflection. But even if we do pray, what do our prayers sound like? What do they reveal about our hearts?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources