Hymn: "At Calvary" by William R. Newell

    Years I spent in vanity and pride,
    Caring not my Lord was crucified,
    Knowing not it was for me He died
    On Calvary.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Pure Way: Wallpaper

    "How can a young man keep his way pure?
    By guarding it according to your word.
    With my whole heart I seek you;
    let me not wander from your commandments! "
    Psalm 119:9–10 ESV

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Download (Free) — Amazing Love — A Story of the Father's Love

    We all love a good story—but while Jesus’ parables captured the attention of many of his hearers, not everyone was so enthralled. Trusting their own good works for salvation, the Pharisees spurned Jesus’ teaching. Those who knew the emptiness of sin, however, recognized their need for the hope found in Jesus’ stories of redemption.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "A People for Himself" by Alistair Begg

    Stepping down from his leadership role, Samuel warned Israel that in demanding a king, they’d actually rejected God. While they’d sinned greatly, though, Samuel assured the people that the Lord would not forsake them. Examining Samuel’s testimony of his legacy, Israel’s history, and God’s reliability, Alistair Begg reminds us that instead of reaching for empty things that cannot deliver, we should fear the Lord, serve Him, and be thankful. Whatever evil we’ve done, God’s grace is greater, and He will complete what He’s begun.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by Robert Robinson

     

    Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
    Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
    Streams of mercy never ceasing
    Call for songs of loudest praise.
    Teach me some melodious sonnet
    Sung by flaming tongues above
    Praise His name - I'm fixed upon it-
    Name of God's redeeming love.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    What Does It Look Like to Live a Holy Life?

    God’s holiness makes our hearts rejoice and our knees tremble with reverence. Our minds fill with awe at this aspect of His character. When Scripture commands us to walk in holiness, then, we may find ourselves wondering, “Where do I even begin?”

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Glowing: Wallpaper

    "God loves to see the hearts of His people glowing toward Himself. ... Let us use texts of Scripture as fuel for our heart's fire."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "Saul Steps Up!, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    Salvation is the melody line that runs through Scripture, pointing us to Jesus. When Nahash the Ammonite came to intimidate and humiliate Israel, for example, they certainly needed saving. The people had forgotten what God had previously done for them and nearly capitulated—until Saul, angered by their faithless lament and empowered by God’s Spirit, led them to victory. God’s redemption plan isn’t a business venture that relies on our initiative, teaches Alistair Begg; it’s a battle that requires a divine invasion.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Video: "Saul Steps Up!, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    As word of the Ammonites reached Saul in 1 Samuel 11, the anointed king was in a field, oblivious of the brutal threat against his people. Before long, though, he had led his people to victory had been installed as king under the Lord. What changed? Alistair Begg leads us through this exciting chapter, demonstrating that Israel was saved not because they had a king but because their king possessed the Spirit of God. The Israelites may have been keen to reject the Lord, but He was not about to give up on them.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "How Firm a Foundation" by John Rippon

     

    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
    Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
    What more can He say than to you He hath said,
    To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Sermons from the Book of 1 Chronicles by Alistair Begg

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

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    Sermons from the Book of Ezra by Alistair Begg

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

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    Steadfast Love: Wallpaper

    "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. "
    Lamentations 3:22 ESV

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


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    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Truth For Life every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Truth For Life.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "The Path to Freedom" by Alistair Begg

    Today’s culture exhorts us to be masters of our own destinies, in control of our own lives, and absent any restrictions other than our own. True freedom, though, is actually found in obeying God’s precepts, not in release from them. Examining the cultural, biblical, and personal significance of freedom, Alistair Begg helps us discover that even a self-serving life is enslaving. Abiding rest is ours only when we surrender our lives to Christ and receive the forgiveness He freely offers.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "He Hideth My Soul" by Fanny Crosby

    A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
    A wonderful Savior to me;
    He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
    Where rivers of pleasure I see.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Sermons from the Book of Job by Alistair Begg

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

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    Getting the Basics of Following Jesus Right!

    How we live is a product of what we believe. As followers of Christ, then, our practical, everyday lives should reflect Jesus’ love and guidance.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Sermons from the Book of Jeremiah by Alistair Begg

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

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    Sermons from the Book of 2 Chronicles by Alistair Begg

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

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    Clear Proof: Wallpaper

    "Faith … considers the amazing work of Christ as being a clear proof of the Father's intention to fulfill His word."
    — C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: "The Servant King" by Graham Kendrick

     

    From heav’n You came, helpless Babe,
    Entered our world, Your glory veiled;
    Not to be served but to serve,
    And give Your life that we might live.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Download the Complete 8 Volume set of "The Gospel According to Mark"

    Mark’s Gospel emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. Attributed to John Mark, a contemporary of the disciple Peter, this Gospel is identified as Peter’s first-hand account of life with Jesus. Mark provides vivid descriptions of the relationships between Jesus and the religious leaders, Jesus and His disciples, and Jesus and the multitudes who sought His miracles. Misconceptions about Jesus motivated each of these three groups to action: the religious leaders arrested Him, the disciples abandoned Him at the cross, and the crowd betrayed Him.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Alistair Begg Reminds Us of the Greatest Story Ever Told

    Dear Friend,

    I just finished reading David Brooks’s latest book, The Second Mountain. In it, he records the impact that John Stott had upon him. Years ago, my friend Michael Cromartie (like Stott, now in heaven) told me that he had suggested to Brooks that he should read Stott. Clearly, he did, and then met him. You can read his reaction in the book.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    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


    What else is helpful to know about Truth For Life?

    What Does Truth For Life Believe?

    What Truth For Life believes can be found here. <link to https://www.truthforlife.org/about/what-we-believe/>


    If I’ve never listened to Bible teaching before, where should I start?

    If you’re new to learning from the Bible, or new to Christianity, we have a few series that we highly recommend as a starting point. <link to https://www.truthforlife.org/thestory/#wherestart> These are some great studies that will provide you with a firm foundation in Christian basics.


    Do I need a Bible?

    We recommend that you follow along with the teaching using a Bible. The Bible comes in many translation versions. Alistair teaches from the English Standard Version, also known as the ESV.

    If you don’t have a hardcopy Bible, you can easily download an English Standard Version (ESV) to your mobile phone or iPad by searching ‘ESV Bible’ in your app store. Most are free.


    If I want to begin reading the Bible on my own, do I start on page one?

    If you’ve never read the Bible before, we recommend you start by reading one of the Gospels. There are four Gospels in total, and you can find them at the very beginning of the second half of the Bible, called the New Testament. Each of the four Gospels was written by a different author—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and each contains the author’s written historical record of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. You’ll find many similar accounts in each of the Gospels, mainly because they record the same events, however, each Gospel is told from a different author’s perspective.

    Why begin with the Gospels?
    Because the Bible is a book about Jesus. When you understand who Jesus is and why He came, you’ll be able to read the Old Testament as it points forward to Him, and the New Testament (beginning in the book of Acts) as it further reveals Him.


    Are there other ways to listen to Truth For Life?

    Yes! Many.

    • On the radio. If you scroll down to the very bottom of your app home page, you’ll see “Find Radio Stations Near You.” Make this selection and you can find a radio station near you, and the time Truth For Life airs on that station.
    • Online. Visit our website at truthforlife.org
    • YouTube. Search Alistair Begg on YouTube
    • Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Ask your listening device to “play Truth For Life”
    • ROKU, Amazon Fire, and AppleTV. Search for Truth For Life in your directory.
    • Spotify. Search Truth For Life in your playlist options
    • iTunes. Search Truth For Life in your playlist options
    • Sirius XM

    What else does Truth For Life offer that I should take advantage of?

    In order to get the most benefit out of all that Truth For Life has to offer, you’ll want to do a few things:

    Alistair’s Monthly Letter – Sign up to receive Alistair’s monthly letter. It’s electronically sent to your email on the first of each month. In it, Alistair shares what’s currently on his mind.

    App Notifications – Sign up to receive app notifications by going into your settings and turning notifications from Truth For Life to “On.”

    Monthly Books – Each month, Truth For Life carefully selects books you likely won’t find in your local book store. These are theologically and biblically rich books that offer a tremendous amount of insight about God’s Word as a supplement to the Daily Program. Start out with one book at a time. The books are available for purchase at our cost for only a few dollars, or by request when you make a donation. You’ll find the current book offer on your app right above the Daily Devotional.

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    How do I better understand what the Gospel means?

    The Gospel is the story of Jesus bearing the punishment for sin on our behalf. It is a life-changing message and you can understand it better by watching this brief illustrated story.

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    You can also listen to this informational talk by Alistair about what it means to accept the gift of forgiveness that Jesus offers.

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    How do I use this app?

    How do I begin learning about the Bible using this app?

    There are two ways:

    Daily Program

    A new 25-minute Bible-teaching program featuring Alistair Begg is released every day and you’ll find it at the very top of your app. Just tap the PLAY button to listen.

    Alistair teaches directly from the text of the Bible. The pattern for the daily program is for Alistair to read a section of Scripture and then to explain what it means, why it matters, and how it relates to everyday life.

    Generally, the daily programs are sequential and form a multi-day teaching series. The series are either a study in a book of the Bible or are topical, drawing from several books of the Bible.

    A series may be short—only a few days in duration—or may last a couple of weeks. Each daily program in a series will pick up where the last one left off until the series is complete.

    Some programs are audio only. For others, you can select the video option.


    Select Your Own Study

    If you’d like to learn from a teaching series at your own pace, as an alternative to the Daily Program, you can search and select a teaching series by pressing the Browse option in the bottom bar of this app. All are free to access and come in either a video or audio format.

    There are hundreds of series available to choose from—including studies in books of the Bible and studies that are topical. Most studies are comprised of several messages that are sequential. Simply begin with the first message and work your way through the messages in order, at your own pace.

    To search through the menu, select Browse at the bottom of your screen, scroll down to Topic Categories, select a topic that interests you, and search through the teaching available on that topic.


    Additional App Features

    Daily Devotional

    Your app also has a daily devotional. This is a brief, thought-provoking written message that provides encouraging commentary from a specific passage in the Bible.

    One-Year Bible Reading Plan

    Your app will also give you four Bible selections to read each day if you’d like to work your way through the entire Bible in one year. You’ll find these selections just below the daily devotional.

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