Hymn: “Saved by Grace” by Fanny Crosby

    Some day the silver cord will break,
    And I no more as now shall sing;
    But oh, the joy when I shall wake
    Within the palace of the King!

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Video: “Who Does David Think He Is!” by Alistair Begg

    Life may seem like a series of disconnected events, but behind the scenes, God is always working out His plan. When David made a reasonable request of a wealthy man named Nabal, he received a dismissive, selfish response. Enraged, David prepared to avenge himself, but the Lord intervened by means of a timely report from an unnamed young man. Examining God’s sovereign care through this incident’s characters and circumstances, Alistair Begg assures us that believers remain safe in the Father’s arms.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Sermons on Self-Control

    While many aspire to practice good self-control, if we’re honest, our efforts often fall short. In these messages, Alistair Begg explores the need for self-control and the means of attaining it as we seek to live lives pleasing to our Lord. We’re reminded that the Christian life frees us to enjoy genuine joy, peace, and freedom.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    What Characteristics Mark an Effective Church? Part 2 of 7: Fellowship

    Within a local church that's faithful to Scripture, we'll find a remarkable sense of unity among a widely diverse group of people. Alistair continues looking at the marks of a biblical church. In this second segment of seven, he explores fellowship in Christ. Click here to find extended teaching on this subject.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Strive for Peace: Wallpaper

    “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
    — Hebrews 12:14 (ESV)

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Hymn: “I Love to Tell the Story” by Katharine Hankey

    I love to tell the story
    of unseen things above,
    of Jesus and his glory,
    of Jesus and his love.
    I love to tell the story
    because I know 'tis true;
    it satisfies my longings
    as nothing else could do.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Alistair Begg’s Sunday Livestream Is Now Available in the App

    EXCITING APP UPDATE

    You can now watch the Sunday worship livestream featuring Alistair Begg in the Truth For Life mobile app. This feature is available when you update the app on your Apple or Android device to the 6.3 release. Along with this enhancement, you’ll receive a reminder notice one hour before the livestream begins.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Video: “Leaving Matters with God” by Alistair Begg

    David’s path to the throne certainly wasn’t a straight line! Nonetheless, he resisted the temptation to grab for himself what God alone could give. Rather than kill Saul when he was within reach and caught unawares, David cut off only a piece of the king’s robe as evidence. Alistair Begg explains how this gesture honored the Lord and appeared to soften Saul’s heart. When life’s path doesn’t seem to make sense, we, like David, can trust God to order all our ways.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    What Characteristics Mark an Effective Church? Part 1 of 7: The Apostles' Teaching

    Alistair sits down to explain the characteristics that mark an effective biblical church. In this first of seven brief talks, he addresses the importance of a church's devotion to the apostles' teaching—the proclamation of the good news of God's Kingdom. Click here to learn more from Alistair on this topic.

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    Topics: Begg's Blog


    Hymn: “O How the Grace of God Amazes Me” by Emmanuel T. Sibomana

    O how the grace of God amazes me!
    It loosed me from my bonds and set me free!
    What made it happen so?
    His own will, this much I know,
    Set me, as now I show, at liberty.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship


    Promise of God: Wallpaper

    “If we would venture more upon the naked promise of God, we would enter a world of wonders to which as yet we are strangers.”
    — Charles Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Have You Hit Adulthood and Find Yourself Wondering, “Is This It?”

    Sooner or later we all discover that adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It turns out to be harder—and sometimes more ordinary—than we were led to believe. While we’re all familiar with midlife crises, people in their twenties and thirties are increasingly experiencing a phenomenon called the quarter-life crisis. What once seemed like the routine transition from adolescence to adulthood has changed, disrupted by new social and economic realities.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources


    Video: “A Story of Deliverance” by Alistair Begg

    In difficult times, those who seek God’s refuge enjoy His favor and protection. With sin-distorted thinking, Saul was fixated on eliminating the anointed king, but David sought the Lord and was rescued from fear and his enemies. Examining four stories of deliverance, Alistair Begg reminds us that while following Jesus entails challenges and suffering, we can be confident that He is beside us, giving us strength to endure, keeping us safe on the journey, and ultimately delivering us.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    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


    Sermons on Friendship

    Many of us yearn for the joy that comes from lifelong friendship. But what are the qualities of a true friend? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explains the attributes that characterize godly friendship and points us to the perfect Friend and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Different by His Grace: Wallpaper

    “If you are professing to be a Christian, then you realize God has made you different, and you are to be different, by His grace.”
    — Alistair Begg

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: “A Timely Prayer” by Alistair Begg

    Amidst political agitation and social disintegration, what is the church called to do? This is not a time to sound retreat, but reveille, teaches Alistair Begg as he examines the early church’s response to persecution. Rather than seek protection or deliverance, the disciples prayed for Spirit-filled, Christ-centered boldness to continue to speak God’s word. As cultures and empires rise and fall, God still emboldens His people to proclaim the Gospel to a lost, destabilized world.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Help Truth For Life with a Review at ‘Great Nonprofits’

    If you’ve benefited from the teaching you hear on Truth For Life, then tell more people!  By sharing your feedback with others online at GreatNonprofits.org — a review site like TripAdvisor — you can help point others to the clear and relevant Bible teaching from Alistair Begg.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates


    Today’s Hymn Reflection from Alistair: “Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose”

    Alistair ponders the “hidden source of calm repose” in a soothing lyric by Charles Wesley. Check out the complete hymn if the chaos of our days has you looking for a few minutes of quiet reassurance.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship, Begg's Blog


    Recommended Reading for Young Adults

    It seems that as each generation reaches early adulthood, the world produces yet another batch of self-help books and how-to guides meant to help young men and women thrive—or at least survive! So often, though, such books leave us yearning for something more.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Sermons on Serving

    As Christians, we are called to serve; Christ has equipped us each with gifts, and it’s our responsibility, privilege, and joy to use them for His kingdom. In these selected sermons, Alistair Begg reviews how to serve others in leadership, family life, and within our communities.

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    Topics: Ministry Updates, Monthly Resources


    Salvation: Wallpaper

    “Salvation is not a blessing to be enjoyed upon our dying bed and to be sung of in a future state above, but a matter to be obtained, received, promised, and enjoyed now.”
    — C.H. Spurgeon

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    Topics: Weekly Wallpaper


    Video: “His Craft and Power Are Great” by Alistair Begg

    King Saul had rejected God’s word, choosing instead to believe the devil’s lies and act in accord with the spirit of the antichrist. In his paranoid state, he accused his men of disloyalty, then ordered Ahimelech and his fellow priests to be murdered. Meanwhile, David and his small company were protected as they hid among Saul’s enemies and moved as the Spirit directed. As Alistair Begg points out, God alone kept David safe from harm—a protection that is also ours when we run to Jesus for spiritual refuge.

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    Topics: Weekly Sermons


    Alistair Begg on Displaying God's Love

    Dear Friend,

    “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” This lyric put to music written by Burt Bacharach dates from 1965, but the message is up to date. The Beatles gave us “All You Need Is Love,” and Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver! posed the question “Where is love?”

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    Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg


    Today’s Hymn Reflection from Alistair: “I Am His, and He Is Mine”

    Alistair returns to his hymnbook to share a beautiful lyric you may not have heard before, written by Anglican clergyman George Robinson.

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    Topics: Hymns and Worship, Begg's Blog


    What Questions Are Teenagers Asking, and How Do We Answer Them?

    The Bible says we must be prepared to give an account of our faith in the face of questions or opposition (1 Peter 3:15). That responsibility is especially important for parents or others who teach children God’s Word. Yet it can be quite a challenge to give biblical answers to questions younger people, and especially teenagers, ask on many contemporary topics. Our highly diverse society and its widespread use of social media confuse teenagers about sexual ethics, the reality and sovereignty of God, the certainty of heaven, and even issues like mental health and whether it’s okay to get a tattoo. Teens encounter a variety of messages in their daily lives. Many of them contradict God’s Word.

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    Topics: Monthly Resources