Video: “A Grave Miscalculation” by Alistair Begg

David learned of Saul’s death from a young man who inserted himself into the story of the king’s defeat. His grave miscalculation quickly became apparent, however, as David questioned him. Instead of celebrating, David and his men mourned—and instead of receiving commendation, the young man was executed. He had failed to reckon with the anointed king’s character, explains Alistair Begg. To enjoy the rewards of God’s kingdom, we must, like David, fear, love, and obey the Lord’s Anointed.

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Hymn: “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” by Fanny Crosby

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.
Hark! ’tis the voice of angels,
Borne in a song to me,
Over the fields of glory,
Over the jasper sea.

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Download (Free) — “Fix Our Eyes on Jesus: A Study in Hebrews”

Written for an audience of Jewish believers in a time of persecution, the book of Hebrews proclaims an eternal truth: Jesus is both the Son of God and our Great High Priest. He is the perfect mediator between God and humanity. As he considers Christ’s work from its foreshadowing in the Old Testament to its present impact, the writer of Hebrews exhorts believers to “fix our eyes on Jesus” as God’s perfect and only provision for mankind’s sins.

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Foreshadowing: Wallpaper

“What you have in the Old Testament, in people, practices, and events, are foreshadowings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
— Alistair Begg

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5 Sermons on Faith


Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg on faith.

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Video: “Two Days in Ziklag” by Alistair Begg

Saul’s defeat and death paved the way for David’s reign—which also eventually crumbled. So why should we spend time considering Israel’s Old Testament kings in the first place? Alistair Begg pauses to answer this question at the outset of a new study in 2 Samuel. Since David’s story points forward to Christ, it’s an essential part of the whole Bible, which in turn contains the great story at the very center of world history: that of Christ and His eternal kingship.

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Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests

We were created with a deep need for connection and community. That’s why the social isolation of the past few months has been exceptionally challenging for many. Especially when alone, we long for companionship.

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Wallpaper: Jesus Breaks the Chains

“Jesus breaks the chains that bind people to their past and gives them power to live in the present and joy to face the future.”
— Alistair Begg

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Listen to Alistair Begg at a New Time on Family Radio

Beginning September 21, Truth For Life will air at 1 p.m. eastern and mountain time and at noon central and pacific time on Family Radio. This is a change from the current broadcast time of 9:30 a.m. eastern and mountain and 8:30 a.m. central and pacific. (The current early evening broadcast of Truth For Life, which presently airs at 6:00 p.m. eastern and mountain and 5 p.m. central and pacific, will remain unchanged.)

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Video: “Under the Tamarisk Tree” by Alistair Begg

King Saul, who began his reign with great promise and potential, was brutally and disgracefully defeated by the Philistines. His tragic story is a warning to all of us, cautions Alistair Begg. The Bible teaches that death is not the end of existence; therefore, placing hope in human power is folly. Confronted by political chaos, social disintegration, and our own mortality, we are reminded that our hope and refuge is Jesus, the only King who triumphed over death and hell.

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Hymn: “Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie L. Bancroft

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea;
A great High Priest, whose Name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

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Hymn: “There Is a Fountain” by William Cowper

There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains:
Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.

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Sermons on How to Biblically Deal with Anger

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:20 ESV)

Everyone experiences anger. How can we deal with this emotion in a biblical way? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg reminds us that we have a new identity in Christ, who calls us to a different response when we are tempted to become angry.

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Impact: Wallpaper

“We are living in a time when, if we're going to impact the culture with the good news of Jesus Christ, we cannot stay within our own little comfort zones.”
— Alistair Begg

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Hymn: “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” by Eliza Edmonds Hewitt

My faith has found a resting place,
From guilt my soul is freed;
I trust the ever-living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

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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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Hymn: “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” by Edward Mote

 My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

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Throne: Wallpaper

“The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17 ESV)

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Video: “Saved from Himself” by Alistair Begg

David’s deceptive activity among the Philistines created a dilemma when he was conscripted to join the army assembled against Israel. But God did not abandon him to his sin. As Alistair Begg explains, David’s unforeseen deliverance by way of the Philistine commanders reveals the depths of God’s mercy and the mystery of His purposes. While David had been saved many times before, he ultimately needed to be saved from himself—and so do we.

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Alistair Begg on the Uncertainty in the World

Dear Friend,

It is more than a little disconcerting to face the fact that every day I find myself responding to questions by saying, “I don’t know.” Now, I should explain that these questions are not about the Gospel but concern the issues surrounding the pandemic. No doubt you can identify with this.

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What Characteristics Mark an Effective Church? Part 7 of 7: Continuous Evangelism

How does a local church share the good news of the Gospel to those outside its congregation? And how does that compare to the standard given by the acts of the apostles? In this final segment looking at the marks of an effective church, Alistair reminds us how God works to add to the number of those who are being saved. If you've benefited from this series of brief talks, listen to all eight full-length messages in the study Seven Marks of an Effective Church.

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