Winds: Wallpaper

    "Consider how He has loved you and given Himself for you! Do you know the power of that love? Then let it be like a rushing, mighty wind to your soul to sweep out the clouds of your worldliness and clear away the mists of sin."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "It's Go Time" by Alistair Begg

    As Israel stood paralyzed with fear before Goliath, David’s words put this defiant enemy in his rightful place before God. When David volunteered to go and face the giant, though, Saul doubted the young shepherd. Making his case for confronting Goliath, David expressed trust not in weapons, armor, or himself but in the Lord. Alistair Begg examines this exchange between Israel’s spiritually depleted ruler and its Spirit-filled future king, directing our gaze to the ultimate Savior and King, Jesus Christ.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Brand-New from Truth For Life! Ten Years of Favorites on USB

    At Truth For Life, we believe that God’s Word through Scripture is timeless, reaching across the ages to bring His truth to His people and to make new worshippers of the wayward and wandering.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "Why Have You Come Down?" by Alistair Begg

    After forty days of Goliath’s taunting, David was dismayed to find Saul and his army still paralyzed by fear. He had no concern for the king’s reward or his brother’s approval. Rather, emboldened by a zeal for God’s glory, he asked the important question: Who can defy God? As Alistair Begg teaches, God would soon use the hands that delivered food to his brothers to deliver something far greater. No one is too great to be defeated by the Almighty, nor too small to be used for His glory.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "See, What a Morning" by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

    See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
    With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
    Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
    As the angels announce, “Christ is risen!”
    See God’s salvation plan,
    Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
    Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
    For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Satisfies: Wallpaper

    "Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
      and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
    for he satisfies the thirsty
      and fills the hungry with good things."
    - Psalm 107:8-9

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: "Higher Throne" by Keith and Kristyn Getty

    There is a higher throne
    Than all this world has known,
    Where faithful ones from ev’ry tongue
    Will one day come.
    Before the Son we’ll stand,
    Made faultless through the Lamb;
    Believing hearts find promised grace—
    Salvation comes.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Download (Free) - "Shaped by Grace" - How the Gospel Transforms Us

    When the Gospel takes hold of us, our hearts and minds can’t help but be transformed. Whether in the mundane or profound aspects of life, our new identity in Christ should cause us to be different from the world around us. But what does this look like practically? How do these distinctions show themselves each day in our families, work, and local churches?

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: "The One Between" by Alistair Begg

    The dramatic encounter between David and Goliath is a familiar, though often misunderstood, story. Taunted and challenged by the heavily armored giant, Israel was dismayed and afraid until an unlikely champion stepped up—a “man in between,” armed with just a slingshot! This story’s central message, though, is not a call to emulate David’s heroic behavior. Rather, teaches Alistair Begg, it’s a story about how God uses weakness to triumph over strength, just as Christ Himself, our ultimate champion, defeated death at the cross.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Is Our Culture Confused About Eternal Truth?

    A study on religious affiliation and beliefs conducted by Pew Research Center found that 66% of people who consider themselves Christians believe there are multiple paths to heaven.1

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Arise: Wallpaper

    "Arise and declare His praise. With every morning's dawn, lift up your notes of thanksgiving, and let every setting sun be followed with your song."
    - C.H. Spurgeon

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    Sinclair Ferguson is at His Devotional Best in "Love Came Down at Christmas"

    If someone asked you to describe what Christmas means, what would you say? How would you begin to explain the love that Christmas is really all about?

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Hymn: "How Deep the Father's Love" by Stuart Townend

    How deep the Father’s love for us,
    How vast beyond all measure,
    That He should give His only Son
    To make a wretch His treasure.
    How great the pain of searing loss –
    The Father turns His face away,
    As wounds which mar the Chosen One
    Bring many sons to glory.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: "The Spirit, Descending and Departing" by Alistair Begg

    God chooses to use unlikely people for unlikely tasks in unlikely places. To serve the Lord, we’re not expected simply to muster up adequate inner strength. Rather, God Himself enables us through His Spirit. We see this illustrated in 1 Samuel when the Holy Spirit descended upon David and departed from Saul, radically altering both lives. To do God’s work, cautions Alistair Begg, we need the Spirit’s empowering. His presence is crucial, even as His absence is dreadful.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Hymn: "Amazing Love (My Lord, What Love is This)" by Graham Kendrick

    My Lord, what love is this
    That pays so dearly
    That I, the guilty one
    May go free!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Meet Eleven Insightful Puritan Writers in "The Glory of Grace"

    Richard Baxter. Jeremiah Burroughs. John Bunyan. Samuel Rutherford. Do these names sound familiar? The last several decades have seen an increase in the popularity of the Puritans’ writings. If you’ve never benefited from the impassioned writings of these believers don’t miss requesting this month’s book selection from Truth For Life. It’s called The Glory of Grace, and it introduces eleven Puritans, in their own words, with writings on topics including suffering, contentment, loss, assurance, daily discipleship, and more.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    This Moment: Wallpaper

    "If you're waiting until tomorrow to begin to live for Jesus Christ, tomorrow is too late. This moment is the only moment that you have to live for Jesus Christ, because life is very brief."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: "For Myself a King, Part One" by Alistair Begg

    When Saul’s disobedience prompted the Lord’s rejection of his kingship, Samuel was sent to anoint a new king over Israel. This time God, not the people, chose the king. Paraded before Samuel, Jesse’s older sons were impressive to the human eye—yet God rejected them in favor of the youngest, David. Although we see with the eyes, explains Alistair Begg, God sees according to His sovereign will and purposes.

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    Video: "For Myself a King, Part Two" by Alistair Begg

    Those familiar with the story of 1 Samuel know King David as “a man after God’s own heart.” Alistair Begg helps us consider how this description speaks more to God’s character than to David’s. David was not anointed as king because of his personal qualities. Rather, God chose him according to His electing love and perfect will. Many years later, God would choose another King to come from Bethlehem—one even greater, who would be the Savior of His people.

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    Hymn: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" by Isaac Watts

    When I survey the wondrous cross
    On which the Prince of glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Alistair Begg on His Favorite Hymn

    Dear Friend,

    Perhaps my favorite hymn is “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.” It was written by Scotsman Henry Francis Lyte and it is inspired by Psalm 103. When Susan and I were married in 1975, Susan chose the melody, composed by John Goss in 1868, as her processional music. It served to turn our attention from ourselves to the grace, favor, and glory of God.

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    Substance: Wallpaper

    "The great span of God's providential care gives substance, foundation, and meaning to my existence."
    - Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Watch Alistair Begg on The Pastor Well Podcast

    Watch Alistair Begg as he discusses preaching, marriage and long-term ministry on The Pastor Well Podcast with Pastor Hershael York.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons