Special Holiday Offer: “American Gospel” Exclusively from Truth For Life

Does Christianity mean Christ plus the American Dream? Can Christianity be Christianity without sin, God’s judgment, and Christ crucified? Watch the astonishing reality of how our culture has created a different gospel and a man-made god. American Gospel is a two-film collection that explores the tangible consequences of a society that embraces poor theology.

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Looking for Quality Christian Programming?


This fall, Christians will have a new choice when it comes to streaming services. AGTV will feature many hours of carefully curated films and programs, including original productions and episodic versions of the first two American Gospel films. The focus will be on biblically centered teaching.

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What Is the Gospel?

When we’re hoping to understand what a word means, a dictionary is often a great place to start. But certain words require us to do more than simply read and memorize a definition. We shouldn’t be surprised, then, that when we read the dictionary definition of the word Gospel—“the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation”—we’re left with more questions. Who is this Christ? Where is His kingdom? What is salvation? A quick search on the internet tells us Gospel comes from a Greek word that means “good news”—but what exactly is this good news?

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Alternative Ways to Give to Truth For Life

In addition to making direct cash donations to Truth For Life, you can financially support the proclamation of the Gospel in other ways:

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Sermons on Sickness and Suffering


It’s commonly assumed: If you become a Christian, all your anxieties and problems will go away. As we navigate the challenges of a disease that threatens lives in our communities and even in our own families, we're reminded that suffering is part of the Christian journey. Moreover, life’s trials can be further compounded as we face persecution for the hope we have in Jesus. Alistair Begg addresses the topic of suffering and sickness in this series of messages keenly relevant to the illness that has swept across our planet. Listen to refocus your priorities and gain fresh confidence in God during the dark seasons of life.

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Be Thankful: Wallpaper

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”  (Colossians 3:15 ESV)

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Hymn: “I Worship Thee, Sweet Will of God” by Frederick W. Faber


I worship thee, sweet Will of God,
And all thy ways adore;
And every day I live, I seem
To love thee more and more.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Video: "Murder and Mourning — Part One" by Alistair Begg

Learning of Abner’s peaceful release, David’s army commander, Joab, confronted the king, sent for Abner, then cruelly murdered him upon his return. Did Joab really care about the kingdom, or simply his status within it? Exploring this question, Alistair Begg notes that the ways of the servant are not always the ways of the king. When we’re tempted to believe our plans are best, Scripture reminds us that King Jesus is faithful to His plan and all comings and goings are under His sovereign hand.

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Video: "Murder and Mourning — Part Two" by Alistair Begg

For David, Abner’s death was a cause not for celebration but for mourning. In his grief, David paid tribute to Abner and led his funeral, while Joab, having murdered Abner out of revenge, was met with a curse rather than a commendation. Joab’s experience is a warning to us, says Alistair Begg, when we’re tempted to advance God’s kingdom in a manner that is incompatible with our gentle, humble King.

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Five Reasons Why We Suffer


Why did God create a world in which suffering exists?

You don’t have to be a philosopher or a doubter of God’s goodness to ask such a question. Look around: everyone suffers, and everyone tries to explain why. Some may say pain is an illusion. Others may reject God, saying that suffering disproves His existence. Still others may try to redefine God, saying that suffering proves His limitations. Yet each of these explanations for suffering is, in its own way, inadequate.

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Hymn: “There’s a Work for Jesus” by Elsie Duncan Yale


There’s a work for Jesus, ready at your hand,
’Tis a task the Master just for you has planned.
Haste to do His bidding, yield Him service true;
There’s a work for Jesus none but you can do.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Shop Amazon? Support Truth For Life

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your total eligible purchase price to Truth For Life if you designate Truth For Life as your preferred charitable organization.

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Discover Christmas Afresh through “Repeat the Sounding Joy”

Advent is a wonderful season of preparation for followers of Jesus. This year, Advent begins on November 29. It’s a time of joyful expectation as we await celebrating Jesus’ birth and anticipate His return. However, for many of us, the Christmas story can seem so familiar that we fail to grasp its magnitude. If you find yourself wishing you could experience Christmas in a fresh way, you’ll greatly enjoy the new release Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Daily Advent Devotional on Luke 1–2.

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Introduce Your Friends to the Gospel

It's not always easy to initiate a Gospel conversation. So perhaps these printable invitations will be a helpful way for you to point a friend, neighbor, or family member to introductory teaching about who Jesus is and why He came.

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Moments: Wallpaper

“Jesus is a wonderful Savior to have—a Savior who keeps us in the hour of our deepest darkness, in the moments of our abject failure, at the points of our greatest weakness. And how does He do it? According to His Word!”
— Alistair Begg

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Video: "Abner, the Kingmaker — Part Two" by Alistair Begg

The Lord’s ways are undeniably mysterious. Even so, they are sure, and He accomplishes all He sets out to do. As King Saul’s dynasty waned, Abner, once David’s enemy, negotiated and consulted to shift his allegiance to the rising king. Behind it all, though, God continued to work out His plan through imperfect people in less-than-ideal circumstances. Alistair Begg examines 2 Samuel 3, pointing out that David’s grace toward this unsavory character prefigures the peace offered to us through Christ Jesus.

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Video: "Abner, the Kingmaker – Part One" by Alistair Begg

Second Samuel 3 relates a story charged with ambition, sex, power, and politics. Arrogantly fancying himself the kingmaker, Saul’s army commander, Abner, defected to David’s expanding dynasty. Yet David’s imperfect, convoluted path to the throne wasn’t the result of human calculation or manipulation. Rather, God was accomplishing His plan despite, and even through, the messy circumstances. As Alistair Begg points out, only when God’s love is revealed and we believe in Jesus can we take our place on the right side of history.

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What Does Giving to Truth For Life Make Possible?


As we move to the end of the year, please remember Truth For Life in your year-end giving plans. Your support makes Alistair’s teaching library completely free to access, offsets the cost of our books and study materials, and makes it possible for Truth For Life to broadcast on nearly 2,000 radio outlets!

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What is the CARES Act?


The CARES Act is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act enacted in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides temporary changes in 2020 to the tax laws to encourage increased charitable giving. These changes include enhanced tax benefits in 2020 for charitable gifts, as well as favorable changes impacting the tax treatment of withdrawals from qualified retirement accounts.

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Hymn: "God Moves In a Mysterious Way" by William Cowper

God moves in a mysterious way
His glorious wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the raging storm.

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Topics: Hymns and Worship


Sermons on the End Times

When will Jesus Christ return? What are the signs of the end of the world? What will the end times be like? Alistair Begg looks at passages in the Bible that speak of the end times and reminds us that God is in control even in the chaos.

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What Does It Look Like To Follow Jesus in a Contemporary World?


After His resurrection, Jesus told His followers to “go and make disciples.” Since then, many have wondered what that the word “disciple” really means. What is a disciple of Jesus Christ?

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Vitality: Wallpaper

“When our renewed heart struggles against our natural heaviness, we should be grateful to sovereign grace for keeping a little vitality within this body of death.”
— C.H. Spurgeon

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Video: “David Anointed and Opposed — Part Two” by Alistair Begg

Second Samuel 2 provides an example of how the political endeavors of our world will inevitably disappoint us. When David’s nephew Asahel fell into conflict with Abner, the commander of Saul’s army, it became clear that Israel would only be united when they came under their true king. Likewise, Alistair Begg reminds us that the unity and peace our world longs for will be found not in a political system but under the kingly reign of Jesus Christ.

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Video: “David Anointed and Opposed — Part One” by Alistair Begg

In sharp contrast to the divisive tactics that often dominate politics, as David ascended to his role as God’s chosen king, he did so prayerfully and humbly. Like Jesus, he extended love to his enemies, invited them to follow him, and promised his faithfulness. Nonetheless, opposition soon followed. While placing hope in worldly power will inevitably disappoint us, Alistair Begg assures that when we come to know and trust Jesus, we will find Him to be the true leader for which we long.

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Sermons on False Teachers

Download or listen to 5 sermons by Alistair Begg from the Bible on false teachers.

 

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Hymn: “Christ Arose” by Robert Lowry

Low in the grave He lay,
Jesus, my Savior,
Waiting the coming day,
Jesus, my Lord!

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Alistair Begg on the Election

Dear Friend,

You will probably be reading this letter within days of the election. If, as we are led to believe, the result will not be known for some time, here is an exercise for us—it is biblical, and practical, and extremely beneficial:

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Topics: Letters From Alistair Begg